Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-15A) Federal Aviation Administration 2011-08 An updated resource for instrument flight instructors, pilots, and students.
Photochemistry And Pericyclic Reactions J. Singh 2005-01-01 This Book Is Especially Designed According To The Model Curriculum Of M.Sc. (Prev.) (Pericyclic Reactions) And M.Sc. (Final) (Photochemistry Compulsory Paper Viii) Suggested By The University Grants Commission, New Delhi. As Far As The Ugc Model Curriculum Is Concerned, Most Of The Indian Universities Have Already Adopted It And The Others Are In The Process Of Adopting The Proposed Curriculum. In The Present Academic Scenario, We Strongly Felt That A Comprehensive Book Covering Modern Topics Like Pericyclic Reactions And Photochemistry Of The Ugc Model Curriculum Was Urgently Needed. This Book Is A Fruitful Outcome Of Our Aforesaid Strong Feeling. Besides M.Sc. Students, This Book Will Also Be Very Useful To Those Students Who Are Preparing For The Net (Csir), Slet, Ias, Pcs And Other Competitive Examinations.The Subject Matter Has Been Presented In A Comprehensive, Lucid And Systematic Manner Which Is Easy To Understand Even By Self Study. The Authors Believe That Learning By Solving Problems Gives More Competence And Confidence In The Subject. Keeping This In View, Sufficiently Large Number Of Varied Problems For Self Assessment Are Given In Each Chapter. Hundred Plus Problems With Solutions In The Last Chapter Is An Important Feature Of This Book.
Build It: Airplane Jonny Lambert 2018-01-11 Get ready to take off, with this striking model plane that's a must-have for aircraft-loving kids! Build your very own mega-model of a Beechcraft Staggerwing biplane, complete with wheels that turn and a propeller that spins. This bright-red plane, which measures a full 11 inches long and has a 13-inch wingspan, is super-easy to construct: no scissors, no glue, no mess. Just press out the pieces from the boards, and slot them together. Along with photographic step-by-step instructions, the book includes loads of cool facts about the Beechcraft Staggerwing and the history of flight.
Mrs Wishy-Washy Joy Cowley 2005 The animals have been in the mud. What will Mrs Wishy-Washy do? Level 8 Word Count: 94
Arthropod-Borne Viruses Rebekah C Kading 2020-10-21 Arthropod-borne viruses affect billions of people around the world and comprise a significant proportion of emerging human pathogens. This Special Issue provides a global perspective on emerging arboviruses in endemic regions, as well as areas of introduction. Articles span entomological, clinical, and epidemiological aspects of West Nile virus, Rift Valley fever virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Zika virus, chikungunya virus, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.
Flight Without Formulae Alfred Cotterill Kermode 1970 How and why an aeroplane flies explained in simple language¦. First published over 50 years ago, the aim of this classic book has always been to explain the principles of flight in a simple yet informative way, without need for complex mathematical formulae. Illustrated with diagrams and photographs throughout, this book does not claim to teach the reader how to fly, but will continue to be a clear and vivid account of how and why an aeroplane flies. As such it will be a valuable introduction for all trainee pilots, aeronautical engineers and the interested aircraft enthusiast.
Color Atlas of Genetics Eberhard Passarge 2011-01-01 A remarkable achievement by a single author...concise but informative...No geneticist or physician interested in genetic diseases should be without a copy of this remarkable edition. --American Journal of Medical GeneticsMore than ever, a solid understanding of genetics is a fundamental element of all medical and scientific educational programs, across virtually all disciplines. And the applications--and implications--of genetic research are at the heart of current medical scientific debates. Completely updated and revised, The Color Atlas of Genetics is an invaluable guide for students of medicine and biology, clinicians, and anyone else interested in this rapidly evolving field. The latest edition of this highly praised atlas retains several popular features, such as the accessible layout and logical structure, in addition to many novel features and 20 completely new color plates on new topics, including: Cell-to-cell communication, including important signaling and metabolic pathways Taxonomy of living organisms (tree of life) Epigenetic modifications in chromatin Apoptosis RNA interference (RNAi) Comparative genomic hybridization Origins of cancer Principles of gene and stem cell therapy, etc. With more than 200 absorbing full-color plates concisely explained on facing pages, the atlas offers readers an easy-to-use, yet remarkably detailed guide to key molecular, theoretical, and medical aspects of genetics and genomics. Brief descriptions of numerous genetic diseases are included, with references for more detailed information.Readers will find that this incomparable book presents a comprehensive picture of the field from its fascinating history to its most advanced applications.
The Elements of Mathematical Logic Paul C. Rosenbloom 2005 This introduction to mathematical logic stresses the use of logical methods in attacking nontrivial problems. It covers the logic of classes, of propositions, of propositional functions, and the general syntax of language, with a brief introduction to so-called undecidability and incompleteness theorems; and much more. 1950 edition.
Orbital Interaction Theory of Organic Chemistry Arvi Rauk 2004-04-07 A practical introduction to orbital interaction theory and its applications in modern organic chemistry Orbital interaction theory is a conceptual construct that lies at the very heart of modern organic chemistry. Comprising a comprehensive set of principles for explaining chemical reactivity, orbital interaction theory originates in a rigorous theory of electronic structure that also provides the basis for the powerful computational models and techniques with which chemists seek to describe and exploit the structures and thermodynamic and kinetic stabilities of molecules. Orbital Interaction Theory of Organic Chemistry, Second Edition introduces students to the fascinating world of organic chemistry at the mechanistic level with a thoroughly self-contained, well-integrated exposition of orbital interaction theory and its applications in modern organic chemistry. Professor Rauk reviews the concepts of symmetry and orbital theory, and explains reactivity in common functional groups and reactive intermediates in terms of orbital interaction theory. Aided by numerous examples and worked problems, he guides readers through basic chemistry concepts, such as acid and base strength, nucleophilicity, electrophilicity, and thermal stability (in terms of orbital interactions), and describes various computational models for describing those interactions. Updated and expanded, this latest edition of Orbital Interaction Theory of Organic Chemistry includes a completely new chapter on organometallics, increased coverage of density functional theory, many new application examples, and worked problems. The text is complemented by an interactive computer program that displays orbitals graphically and is available through a link to a Web site. Orbital Interaction Theory of Organic Chemistry, Second Edition is an excellent text for advanced-level undergraduate and graduate students in organic chemistry. It is also a valuable working resource for professional chemists seeking guidance on interpreting the quantitative data produced by modern computational chemists.
Organizational Communication Raymond L. Falcione 1983
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Construction of Tubular Steel Fuselages David Russo 2005
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of Transition Ions A. Abragam 2012-06-28 A reissue of a classic Oxford text. The book is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject of electron paramagnetic resonance.
Machine Language for Beginners Richard Mansfield 1983-01-01 Introduces the Beginner to Machine Code. Includes Utilities, An Assembler & a Disassembler
A Practical Guide to Forecasting Financial Market Volatility Ser-Huang Poon 2005-08-19 Financial market volatility forecasting is one of today's most important areas of expertise for professionals and academics in investment, option pricing, and financial market regulation. While many books address financial market modelling, no single book is devoted primarily to the exploration of volatility forecasting and the practical use of forecasting models. A Practical Guide to Forecasting Financial Market Volatility provides practical guidance on this vital topic through an in-depth examination of a range of popular forecasting models. Details are provided on proven techniques for building volatility models, with guide-lines for actually using them in forecasting applications.
Neurobiology of Decision-Making Antonio R. Damasio 2012-12-06 Neuroscience has paid only little attention to decision-making for many years. Although no field of science has cohered around this topic, a variety of researchers in different areas of neuroscience ranging from cellular physiology to neuropsychology and computational neuroscience have been engaged in working on this issue. Thus, the time seemed to be ripe to bring these researchers together and discuss the state of the art of the neurobiology of decision-making in a broad forum. This book is a collection of contributions presented at that forum in Paris in October 1994 organized by the Fondation IPSEN.
Criteria of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII, Division 3 G. J. Mraz 2000
The Jewish Encyclopedia Isidore Singer 1916
Future Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Kang-Ping Lin 2019-09-28 This book gathers the proceedings of the IV International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (ICBHI 2019), held on 17-20 April, 2019, in Taipei, Taiwan. Contributions span a range of topics, including medical imaging, biosignal processing, biodata management and analytics, public and personalized health systems, mobile health applications and many more. The IV conference edition gave a special emphasis to cybersecurity issues and cutting-edge medical devices, as it is reflected in this book, which provides academics and professionals with extensive knowledge on and a timely snapshot of cutting-edge research and developments in the field of biomedical and health informatics.
Thermoplasmonics Guillaume Baffou 2017-10-19 Plasmonics is an important branch of optics concerned with the interaction of metals with light. Under appropriate illumination, metal nanoparticles can exhibit enhanced light absorption, becoming nanosources of heat that can be precisely controlled. This book provides an overview of the exciting new field of thermoplasmonics and a detailed discussion of its theoretical underpinning in nanophotonics. This topic has developed rapidly in the last decade, and is now a highly-active area of research due to countless applications in nanoengineering and nanomedicine. These important applications include photothermal cancer therapy, drug and gene delivery, nanochemistry and photothermal imaging. This timely and self-contained text is suited to all researchers and graduate students working in plasmonics, nano-optics and thermal-induced processes at the nanoscale.
Climate change impacts on twenty major crop pests in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Southeastern Europe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2021-11-22 This research report for a regional study on the impacts of climate change on the spread of pests contributes to FAO’s normative work, as a milestone for 2020–2021 under the Regular Programme. The year 2020 was designated by the United Nations as the as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), with the aim of reducing crop loss from pests, which is estimated at 40 percent. In the current report, agricultural pests as any organism harmful to plants, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, etc are defined by the authors. We include those that cause direct damage as well as disease-causing organisms. Climate change is projected to worsen crop losses by another 10–25 percent, which in some regions would emanate from associated pests. Central Asia, the Caucasus and Southeastern Europe are under the research area.
The Resistance Vasculature John A. Bevan 2012-12-06 Resistance arteries have been recognized for some time as key factors in the regulation of vascular flow resistance, where they determine the regional and local distribution of blood and arterial pressure. Chapters provide an overview of the physiological, biochemical, and electrophysiological characteristics of these vessels, as well as a critical evaluation of the methodologies for studying small arteries and an examination of the membrane and neural mechanisms involved in the control of vascular tone.
Survival Skills for Scientists Federico Rosei 2006 This book provides young scientists, from physicists through to sociologists, the counsel and tools that are needed to be their own agents and planners, to survive and succeed, hopefully even thrive in science. Making a good career based on peer-reviewed science means navigating many stressful phases from graduate school through to permanent employment. Performing artists pay agents to help them in this effort. In effect, this book is designed to allow you to act as your own agent. You are counseled to analyze yourself deeply to know clearly what you want and whether you can live with it, how to make career choices and what you should then keep in mind, when to fight and when to yield. The unwritten rules of the ?science game? are explained, including how to become published and known, the pitfalls of peer review and how to evade them, papers and posters, job interviews and getting your science funded. Interspersed with this are illustrative anecdotes and a fair amount of humor. While the book is aimed at young scientists, from graduate students and beyond, more senior scientists will benefit from seeing the world from the point of view of rising scientists and become aware of the preoccupations of people in a system which has changed much from when the present senior scientists were rather younger.
SR-71 Flight Manual Richard H. Graham 2016-10-01 This is the reprinted facsimile edition of the manual issued to crew members of the US Air Force's sleek SR-71, now available with photos and annotations by former Blackbird pilot Richard Graham. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was a long-range, Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed's top-secret Skunk Works. One of the first aircraft designed to have a low radar signature, the SR-71 could map 100,000 square miles from an altitude of 80,000 feet. Operational from 1964 to 1998, it is still the fastest jet-powered aircraft - a Blackbird once completed a Los Angeles-to-Washington, D.C. flight in 64 minutes. Naturally, reigning in all that technology and performance required some know-how on the parts of the pilots and ground crews. This massive volume, the SR-71 Flight Manual, is a facsimile reprint of the official flight manual issued to SR-71 crew members augmented with anecdotes and and descriptions of flight procedures from former SR-71 pilot Col. Richard Graham (Ret.). Divided into seven sections, the book covers in minute detail everything from the SR-71 trainer to normal and emergency operation procedures, navigation and sensor equipment, operating limitations, flight characteristics of the Blackbird, and all-weather operation. Now the official SR-71 flight manual is not only declassified, it's (at least partially) demystified as well!
Advanced Control Engineering Roland Burns 2001-11-21 Advanced Control Engineering provides a complete course in control engineering for undergraduates of all technical disciplines. Included are real-life case studies, numerous problems, and accompanying MatLab programs.
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Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg 2020-06-15
Signal Processing Systems N. Kalouptsidis 1997-04-18 A highly practical, detailed, and comprehensive resource containing all the tools and methods required to design signal processing systems This meticulously prepared reference will bring you up to speed on signal processing systems, a multidisciplinary technology with widespread applications in telecommunications, robotics, controls, pattern recognition, and image processing. Thorough, clear, and highly practical, this book emphasizes tool development as well as signal processing design and shows readers how to perform a variety of tasks. These include signal compression and coding, modulation, encryption, filtering for signal enhancement and noise removal, pattern classification, error control coding, prediction to estimate future behavior, feedback control, and identification to locate a plant or signal source operating in an uncertain environment. No other book offers this wide range of tools and techniques essential to the design of signal processing systems. Extensively illustrated and supplemented with extensive appendixes, it provides Complete coverage of all major signal and systems representations Detailed descriptions of the phases involved in the design of a signal processing system Applications, algorithms, and simulations designed to be run using MATLAB Examples of various types of signals and systems, including analog, discrete, digital, multidimensional, and stochastic. A balanced account of both theoretical and implementation issues
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Advances in Kernel Methods Rosanna Soentpiet 1999 A young girl hears the story of her great-great-great-great- grandfather and his brother who came to the United States to make a better life for themselves helping to build the transcontinental railroad.
Coping with Biological Growth on Stone Heritage Objects Daniela Pinna 2017-05-18 Coping with Biological Growth on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectives offers hands-on guidance for addressing the specific challenges involved in conserving historical monuments, sculptures, archaeological sites, and caves that have been attacked and colonized by micro- and macroorganisms. The volume provides many case studies of removal of biological growth with practical advice for making the right choices. It presents detailed and updated information related to biocides and to alternative substances, features that will be valuable to dealing with these challenges. The author’s goal is to provide access to information and offer the conceptual framework needed to understand complex issues, so that the reader can comprehend the nature of conservation problems and formulate her/his own views. From bacteria to plants, biological agents pose serious risks to the preservation of cultural heritage. In an effort to save heritage objects, buildings, and sites, conservators’ activities aim to arrest, mitigate, and prevent the damages caused by bacteria, algae, fungi, lichens, plants, and birds. Although much has been learned about these problems, information is scattered across meeting proceedings and assorted journals that often are not available to restorers and conservators. This book fills the gap by providing a comprehensive selection and examination of international papers published in the last fifteen years, focusing on the appropriate methods, techniques, and products that are useful for the prevention and removal of micro- and macroorganisms that grow on artificial and natural stone works of art, including wall paintings. Results on new substances with antimicrobic properties and alternative methods for the control of biological growth are presented as well. The book also emphasize issues on bioreceptivity of stones and the factors influencing biological growth and includes an outline of the various organisms able to develop on stones, a discussion on the bioprotection of stones by biofilms and lichens, a review of the main analytical techniques, and a section on bioremediation. This volume will be a valuable reference for cultural heritage conservators and restorers, scientists, and heritage-site staff involved in conservation and maintenance of buildings, archaeological sites, parks, and caves.
Omaha Beachhead (6 June - 13 June 1944). Center of Military History 1945 A companion to the Utah Beach publication, provides a historical narrative dealing with American military operations in France during the month of June 1944 including D-Day in Normandy. Prepared by the 2d Information and Historical Service, attached to the First Army, and by the Historical Section, European Theater of Operations. Other products in the American Forces in Action Series are listed below: Salerno: American Operations From the Beaches to the Volturno, 9 September - 6 October 1943 is available here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00196-9 Papuan Campaign: The Buna-Sananada Operation (16 November 1942-23 January 1943) is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00205-1 The Capture of Makin, November 20-24, 1942-Print Hardcover/Clothbound format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00206-0 Guam: Operations of the 77th Division, July 21-Aug. 10, 1944 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00204-3 Fifth Army at the Winter Line (15 November 1943 - 15 January 1944) --Print Paperback format can be found here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00198-5 St. Lo -Print Paperback format is available here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00127-6 From the Volturno to the Winter Line, 6 Oct.-15 Nov. 1943 -is available here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00197-7 To Bizerte With the II Corps (23 April - 13 May 1943) -Print Hardcover/Clothbound format can be found here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00207-8 Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June-27 June 1944) can be found here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00129-2 Merrill\'s Marauders (February - May 1944) -Print Paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00203-5 World War II resources collection can be found here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/world-war-ii
Systems Theory in the Social Sciences BOSSEL 1976 In an ever more complex and interrelated world, a better understanding of social systems and of the dynamics of their behavior is of crucial im portance. Many of the tools holding promise of potentially significant contributions to the analysis of social systems have been, or are being developed outside of the social sciences proper, mostly the loose collec tion of diverse scientific approaches called' systems science' or , systems theory' . The editors - all of whom are involved in social systems analysis - have made an attempt in this volume to pull together several aspects of systems science which appear to them to be of particular relevance to the study of social systems: Control systems, stochastic systems, pattern recog nition, fuzzy analysis, simulation, and behavioral models. 29 authors from the disciplines of sociology, social psychology, political science, management science, history, behavioral science, economics, mathematics, engineering, and systems science have contributed to this truly interdis ciplinary effort. All of them have made the attempt to write in a manner understandable by the non-specialist. It is hoped that this volume will be of particular usefulness to students in the social sciences. Most of the articles are too short to provide much more than an initial stimulation. We trust that the references provided by the authors will allow deeper penetration into particular areas.
5G NR Sassan Ahmadi 2019-06-15 5G NR: Architecture, Technology, Implementation, and Operation of 3GPP New Radio Standards is an in-depth, systematic, technical reference on 3GPP's New Radio standards (Release 15 and beyond), covering the underlying theory, functional descriptions, practical considerations and implementation of the 5G new radio access technology. The book describes the design and operation of individual components and shows how they are integrated into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives detailed information on RAN protocol layers, transport, network architecture and services, as well as practical implementation and deployment issues, making it suitable for researchers and engineers who are designing and developing 5G systems. Reflecting on the author's 30 plus years of experience in signal processing, microelectronics and wireless communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers and graduate students working and researching in cellular communication systems and protocols as well as mobile broadband wireless standards. Strong focus on practical considerations, implementation and deployment issues Takes a top-down approach to explain system operation and functional interconnection Covers all functional components, features, and interfaces based on clear protocol structure and block diagrams Describes RF and transceiver design considerations in sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands Covers network slicing, SDN/NFV/MEC networks and cloud and virtualized RAN architectures Comprehensive coverage of NR multi-antenna techniques and beamformed operation A consistent and integrated coverage reflecting the author’s decades of experience in developing 3G, 4G and 5G technologies and writing two successful books in these areas
OFDM for Optical Communications William Shieh 2009-09-18 The first book on optical OFDM by the leading pioneers in the field The only book to cover error correction codes for optical OFDM Gives applications of OFDM to free-space communications, optical access networks, and metro and log haul transports show optical OFDM can be implemented Contains introductions to signal processing for optical engineers and optical communication fundamentals for wireless engineers This book gives a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of OFDM signal processing, with a distinctive focus on its broad range of applications. It evaluates the architecture, design and performance of a number of OFDM variations, discusses coded OFDM, and gives a detailed study of error correction codes for access networks, 100 Gb/s Ethernet and future optical networks. The emerging applications of optical OFDM, including single-mode fiber transmission, multimode fiber transmission, free space optical systems, and optical access networks are examined, with particular attention paid to passive optical networks, radio-over-fiber, WiMAX and UWB communications. Written by two of the leading contributors to the field, this book will be a unique reference for optical communications engineers and scientists. Students, technical managers and telecom executives seeking to understand this new technology for future-generation optical networks will find the book invaluable. William Shieh is an associate professor and reader in the electrical and electronic engineering department, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree in physics both from University of Southern California. Ivan Djordjevic is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he directs the Optical Communications Systems Laboratory (OCSL). His current research interests include optical networks, error control coding, constrained coding, coded modulation, turbo equalization, OFDM applications, and quantum error correction. "This wonderful book is the first one to address the rapidly emerging optical OFDM field. Written by two leading researchers in the field, the book is structured to comprehensively cover any optical OFDM aspect one could possibly think of, from the most fundamental to the most specialized. The book adopts a coherent line of presentation, while striking a thoughtful balance between the various topics, gradually developing the optical-physics and communication-theoretic concepts required for deep comprehension of the topic, eventually treating the multiple optical OFDM methods, variations and applications. In my view this book will remain relevant for many years to come, and will be increasingly accessed by graduate students, accomplished researchers as well as telecommunication engineers and managers keen to attain a perspective on the emerging role of OFDM in the evolution of photonic networks." -- Prof. Moshe Nazarathy, EE Dept., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology * The first book on optical OFDM by the leading pioneers in the field * The only book to cover error correction codes for optical OFDM * Applications of OFDM to free-space communications, optical access networks, and metro and log haul transports show optical OFDM can be implemented * An introduction to signal processing for optical communications * An introduction to optical communication fundamentals for the wireless engineer
Efficient Learning Machines Mariette Awad 2015-04-27 Machine learning techniques provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional methods for extracting underlying relationships between information and data and for predicting future events by processing existing information to train models. Efficient Learning Machines explores the major topics of machine learning, including knowledge discovery, classifications, genetic algorithms, neural networking, kernel methods, and biologically-inspired techniques. Mariette Awad and Rahul Khanna’s synthetic approach weaves together the theoretical exposition, design principles, and practical applications of efficient machine learning. Their experiential emphasis, expressed in their close analysis of sample algorithms throughout the book, aims to equip engineers, students of engineering, and system designers to design and create new and more efficient machine learning systems. Readers of Efficient Learning Machines will learn how to recognize and analyze the problems that machine learning technology can solve for them, how to implement and deploy standard solutions to sample problems, and how to design new systems and solutions. Advances in computing performance, storage, memory, unstructured information retrieval, and cloud computing have coevolved with a new generation of machine learning paradigms and big data analytics, which the authors present in the conceptual context of their traditional precursors. Awad and Khanna explore current developments in the deep learning techniques of deep neural networks, hierarchical temporal memory, and cortical algorithms. Nature suggests sophisticated learning techniques that deploy simple rules to generate highly intelligent and organized behaviors with adaptive, evolutionary, and distributed properties. The authors examine the most popular biologically-inspired algorithms, together with a sample application to distributed datacenter management. They also discuss machine learning techniques for addressing problems of multi-objective optimization in which solutions in real-world systems are constrained and evaluated based on how well they perform with respect to multiple objectives in aggregate. Two chapters on support vector machines and their extensions focus on recent improvements to the classification and regression techniques at the core of machine learning.
Possible Scenarios for Homochirality on Earth Michiya Fujiki 2019-11-14 In 1978, Fred Hoyle proposed that interstellar comets carrying several viruses landed on Earth as part of the panspermia hypotheses. With respect to life, the origin of homochirality on Earth has been the greatest mystery because life cannot exist without molecular asymmetry. Many scientists have proposed several possible hypotheses to answer this long-standing L-D question. Previously, Martin Gardner raised the question about mirror symmetry and broken mirror symmetry in terms of the homochirality question in his monographs (1964 and 1990). Possible scenarios for the L-D issue can be categorized into (i) Earth and exoterrestrial origins, (ii) by-chance and necessity mechanisms, and (iii) mirror-symmetrical and non-mirror-symmetrical forces as physical and chemical origins. These scenarios should involve further great amplification mechanisms, enabling a pure L- or D-world.
Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Christos S. Zerefos 1997-04-17 Following the rapid developments in the UV-B measurement techniques and the rapidly growing research in the field in the late 80's and early 90's, we organized a large gathering of distinguished experts in a NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Halkidiki, Greece on October, 2-11. 1995. The Institute was organized so as to include state of the art lectures on most aspects of solar ultraviolet radiation and its effects. This was achieved by extended lectures and discussions given in five sessions by 27 lecturers and a demonstration of filed measurements and calibration techniques at the end of the Institute. The ASI began with the sun and fundamentals on solar radiative emissions and their variability in time and continued with the interaction of solar Ultraviolet with the atmosphere through the complex scattering processes and photochemical reactions involved. Particular emphasis was given to changes in atmospheric composition imposed by different manifestations of the solar activity cycle. as well as on the modelling of radiative transfer through the atmosphere and the ocean under variable environmental conditions. Overviews on the ozone issue. its monitoring and variability were extensively discussed with emphasis on the observed acceleration of ozone decline in the early 90's. This acceleration had as a consequence, significant increases in UV-B radiation observed at a few world-wide distributed stations.
Fluorine in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Véronique Gouverneur 2012 Fluorine chemistry is an expanding area of research that is attracting international interest, due to the impact of fluorine in drug discovery and in clinical and molecular imaging (e.g. PET, MRI). Many researchers and academics are entering this area of research, while scientists in industrial and clinical environments are also indirectly exposed to fluorine chemistry through the use of fluorinated compounds for imaging. This book provides an overview of the impact that fluorine has made in the life sciences. In the first section, the emphasis is on how fluorine substitution of amino acids, peptides, nucleobases and carbohydrates can provide invaluable information at a molecular level. The following chapters provide answers to the key questions posed on the importance of fluorine in drug discovery and clinical applications. For examples, the reader will discover how fluorine has found its place as a key element improving drug efficacy, with reference to some of the best-selling drugs on the market. Finally, a thorough review on the design, synthesis and use of 18F-radiotracers for positron emission tomography is provided, and this is complemented with a discussion on how 19F NMR has advanced molecular and clinical imaging.
Rickover and the Nuclear Navy Francis Duncan 1990 Briefly describes Admiral Rickover's complex personality, explains how he helped create the nuclear Navy, and traces the development of nuclear powered vessels