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Electronic hardware modeling is the art of describing a device, or a system, for a given purpose (simulation, synthesis, etc.) by the use of preestablished conventions (charts, languages). Modeling is attractive since it provides for simplification and abstraction of the actual object or process. Using common modeling techniques and conventions facilitates communication and information sharing and helps speed the process of design, fabrication, testing and manufacturing.
Over the last several years there has been a dramatic increase in the development and use of modeling languages, models, and modeling techniques. The overall objective of this series is to provide a platform for dissemination of the basic concepts, techniques, and applications of modeling.
This set of four volumes, available at a discount on the individual prices, includes the following four titles:
CIEM 5: Hardware Component Modeling; ISBN 0-7923-9686-3
CIEM 6: Meta-Modeling: Performance and Information Modeling; ISBN 0-7923-9687-1
CIEM 7: Object-Oriented Modeling; ISBN 0-7923-9688-X
CIEM 8: Hardware/Software Co-Design and Co-Verification; ISBN 0-7923-9689-8
Large-scale system refers to a system that consists of several interconnected subsystems. In large-scale systems it is often desired to have some form of decentralization in control structure. In fact, for such systems it is not realistic to assume that all output measurements can be transmitted to every local control station. Problems of this kind appear for example in electric power systems, communication networks, large space structures, robotic systems, economic systems and traffic networks, to name only a few. Typical large-scale control systems have several local control stations which observe only local outputs and control only local outputs. All controllers are involved, however, in the control operation of the overall system.
Decentralized Control of Large-Scale Systems provides various analysis and design techniques for decentralized control of large-scale systems. A systematic study of multi-input, muti-output systems with a special focus on industrial applications is given.
This is a comprehensive, authoritative reference source for a broad audience involved in research, teaching, learning, and practice at the intersection of technology and biomedicine. It features single-molecule detection techniques, live-cell assays, and tools to probe the nanometer world, including laser-based and other optical techniques, biosensors, microarray technologies, and nanoprobes and nanosensors. The Encyclopedia also covers multi-modal bioimaging techniques that will revolutionize medical diagnostics and presents a unified, integrated approach to applications areas ranging from in vitro laboratory analysis, in vivo molecular imaging, biomedical diagnostics, and clinical bioassays to bioprocess control, environmental biomonitoring, and biodefense.
In these four volumes, 83 of his research papers are collected. They range over a variety of topics and will be of interest to many readers.
The aim of the Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research is to create an overview of the field of Quality of Life (QOL) studies in the early years of the 21st century that can be updated and improved upon as the field evolves and the century unfolds.
Social indicators are statistical time series ??used to monitor the social system, helping to identify changes and to guide intervention to alter the course of social change?. Examples include unemployment rates, crime rates, estimates of life expectancy, health status indices, school enrollment rates, average achievement scores, election voting rates, and measures of subjective well-being such as satisfaction with life-as-a-whole and with specific domains or aspects of life.
This book provides a review of the historical development of the field including the history of QOL in medicine and mental health as well as the research related to quality-of-work-life (QWL) programs. It discusses several of QOL main concepts: happiness, positive psychology, and subjective wellbeing. Relations between spirituality and religiousness and QOL are examined as are the effects of educational attainment on QOL and marketing, and the associations with economic growth. The book goes on to investigate methodological approaches and issues that should be considered in measuring and analysing quality of life from a quantitative perspective. The final chapters are dedicated to research on elements of QOL in a broad range of countries and populations.
While philosophy is a western term, it has now been generally accepted that philosophy is not something exclusively western. In this increasingly global world, the importance of non-western philosophy becomes more and more obvious. Still, while more and more universities start to offer courses in non-western philosophy and there are more and more panels on non-western philosophy in many large-scale philosophy conventions, publications in non-western philosophy still fall far behind in comparison with those in western philosophy.
The Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy aim to partially rectify this unfortunate situation. Among all non-western philosophical traditions, Chinese philosophy is certainly one of the richest traditions. Over 2500 years, many extremely important classics, philosophers, and schools have been produced in Chinese history. As China is becoming an economical power today, it is only natural that more and more people will start to be interested in learning about the cultural tradition, including the philosophical tradition, of China.
The set will consist of four volumes, on Classical Confucianism, Daoim (or Taoism), Chinese Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism. All volumes are scheduled to appear in the fall of 2009, and will be made available separately as well.