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Quantum Calculus

Simply put, quantum calculus is ordinary calculus without taking limits. This undergraduate text develops two types of quantum calculi, the q-calculus and the h-calculus. As this book develops quantum calculus along the lines of traditional calculus, the reader discovers, with a remarkable inevitability, many important notions and results of classical mathematics. This book is written at the level of a first course in calculus and linear algebra and is aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematics, computer science, and physics. It is based on lectures and seminars given by MIT Professor Kac over the last few years at MIT.

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Finite Volumes for Complex Applications VI Problems Perspectives

Finite volume methods are used for various applications in fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, structural analysis or nuclear physics. A closer look reveals many interesting phenomena and mathematical or numerical difficulties, such as true error analysis and adaptivity, modelling of multi-phase phenomena or fitting problems, stiff terms in convection/diffusion equations and sources. To overcome existing problems and to find solution methods for future applications requires many efforts and always new developments. The goal of The International Symposium on Finite Volumes for Complex Applications VI is to bring together mathematicians, physicists and engineers dealing with Finite Volume Techniques in a wide context. This book, divided in two volumes, brings a critical look at the subject (new ideas, limits or drawbacks of methods, theoretical as well as applied topics).

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Vortices in the Magnetic Ginzburg Landau Model

This book presents the mathematical study of vortices of the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau model, an important phenomenological model used to describe superconductivity. The vortices, identified as quantized amounts of vorticity of the superconducting current localized near points, are the objects of many observational and experimental studies, both past and present. The Ginzburg-Landau functionals considered include both the model cases with and without a magnetic field. The book acts a guide to the various branches of Ginzburg-Landau studies, provides context for the study of vortices, and presents a list of open problems in the field.

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Algorithm Design

August 6, 2009 Author, Jon Kleinberg, was recently cited in the New York Times for his statistical analysis research in the Internet age. Algorithm Design introduces algorithms by looking at the real-world problems that motivate them. The book teaches students a range of design and analysis techniques for problems that arise in computing applications. The text encourages an understanding of the algorithm design process and an appreciation of the role of algorithms in the broader field of computer science.

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Multivariate Geostatistics

An introduction to geostatistics stressing the multivariate aspects for scientists, engineers and statisticians. The book presents a brief review of statistical concepts, a detailed introduction to linear geostatistics, and an account of three basic methods of multivariate analysis. Applications from very different areas of science, as well as exercises with solutions, are provided to help convey the general ideas. In this second edition, the chapters regarding normal kriging and cokriging have been restructured and the section on non-stationary geostatistics has been entirely rewritten.

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Problems and Solutions for Complex Analysis

All the exercises plus their solutions for Serge Lang's fourth edition of "Complex Analysis," ISBN 0-387-98592-1. The problems in the first 8 chapters are suitable for an introductory course at undergraduate level and cover power series, Cauchy's theorem, Laurent series, singularities and meromorphic functions, the calculus of residues, conformal mappings, and harmonic functions. The material in the remaining 8 chapters is more advanced, with problems on Schwartz reflection, analytic continuation, Jensen's formula, the Phragmen-Lindeloef theorem, entire functions, Weierstrass products and meromorphic functions, the Gamma function and Zeta function. Also beneficial for anyone interested in learning complex analysis.

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Model Checking

This presentation of the theory and practice of model checking includes basic as well as state-of-the-art techniques, algorithms and tools, and can be used as an introduction to the subject or a reference for researchers.

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RDF Database Systems

RDF Database Systems is a cutting-edge guide that distills everything you need to know to effectively use or design an RDF database. This book starts with the basics of linked open data and covers the most recent research, practice, and technologies to help you leverage semantic technology. With an approach that combines technical detail with theoretical background, this book shows how to design and develop semantic web applications, data models, indexing and query processing solutions. Understand the Semantic Web, RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, and OWL within the context of relational database management and NoSQL systems Learn about the prevailing RDF triples solutions for both relational and non-relational databases, including column family, document, graph, and NoSQL Implement systems using RDF data with helpful guidelines and various storage solutions for RDF Process SPARQL queries with detailed explanations of query optimization, query plans, caching, and more Evaluate which approaches and systems to use when developing Semantic Web applications with a helpful description of commercial and open-source systems

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Cookery Repertory

If you are interested in good food and cooking, this book--treasured by thousands in the culinary profession throughout the past two decades--will prove of great value and be constantly in use.

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Real time Systems and Programming Languages

Real-Time Systems and Programming LanguagesAda 95, Real-Time Java and Real-Time POSIXAlan Burns and Andy WellingsHow do real-time systems differ from normal information systems? Which languages are best for implementing different real-time systems?The third edition of this best-selling text on real-time systems answers these and other questions. It provides an in-depth analysis of the requirements for designing and implementing real-time embedded systems, and discusses how these requirements are met by current languages and operating systems. The languages are not only described, but also critically evaluated. No other book on real-time (or concurrent) programming languages covers the same breadth of material.New to this edition Real-Time Java is introduced Updated coverage of Real-Time POSIX to reflect the current standard A summary of the Real-Time CORBA effort A description of the Ada-based Ravenscar profile for high-integrity systems Expanded coverage of schedulability analysisAlan Burns and Andy Wellings are both based in the Computer Science Department at the University of York, UK. Professor Burns holds a Personal Chair in Real-Time Systems. He has authored or co-authored ov