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Lies

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“Assured, compelling, and hypnotically readable—with a twist at the end I guarantee you won’t see coming” (New York Times bestselling author Lee Child), T. M. Logan’s debut psychological thriller dissects a troubled marriage straight to the marrow as one man separates the truth from the Lies... Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife’s car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend’s husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious. Now, Joe’s life is unraveling. His wife has lied to him. Her deception has put their entire family in jeopardy. The man she met at the hotel has vanished. And as the police investigate his disappearance, suspicion falls on Joe. Unable to trust the woman he loves, Joe finds himself at the mercy of her revelations and deceits, unsure of who or what to believe. All he knows is that her actions have brought someone dangerous into their lives—someone obsessed with her and determined to tear Joe’s world apart. What if your whole life was based on LIES?

A Behavioral Approach to Asset Pricing

A Behavioral Approach to Asset Pricing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hersh Shefrin
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080482248
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A Behavioral Approach to Asset Pricing by Hersh Shefrin Summary

Behavioral finance is the study of how psychology affects financial decision making and financial markets. It is increasingly becoming the common way of understanding investor behavior and stock market activity. Incorporating the latest research and theory, Shefrin offers both a strong theory and efficient empirical tools that address derivatives, fixed income securities, mean-variance efficient portfolios, and the market portfolio. The book provides a series of examples to illustrate the theory. The second edition continues the tradition of the first edition by being the one and only book to focus completely on how behavioral finance principles affect asset pricing, now with its theory deepened and enriched by a plethora of research since the first edition

A Computational Model of Reasoning from the Clinical Literature

A Computational Model of Reasoning from the Clinical Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glenn D. Rennels
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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A Computational Model of Reasoning from the Clinical Literature by Glenn D. Rennels Summary

As research on expert systems has moved well into its second decade, it has become popular to cite the limitations of the phenomenologic or associational approach to knowledge representation that was typical of first generation systems. For example, the Internist-1 knowledge base represents explicitly over 600 diseases, encoding associated disease manifestations (signs, symptoms, physical findings, and lab abnormalities) but failing to deal with the reasons that those findings may be present in the disease [Miller, R. A. 82]. In recent years Pople has sought to add detailed causal models to the knowledge base in a revised version of the program known as CADUCEUS [Pople 82]. Similarly, a typical production rule in the MYCIN system states inferences that may be drawn when specific conditions are found to be true [Buchanan 84], but the underlying explanations for such relationships are not encoded. Clancey has argued that MYCIN needs such "supporting knowledge" represented, especially if its knowledge base is to be used for teaching purposes [Clancey 83]. By the late 1970s, artificial intelligence researchers were beginning to experiment with reasoning systems that used detailed mechanistic or causal niodels of the object being analyzed. Among the best early examples were a program to teach students how to analyze electronic circuits [Brown 82] and a system for diagnosing problems with mechanical devices [Rieger 76].

Lies Men Believe

Lies Men Believe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert D Wolgemuth
Editor: Moody Publishers
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Lies Men Believe by Robert D Wolgemuth Summary

“If there ever was such a thing as a ‘shortcut’ to the wisdom of the ages, you’re holding it in your hands. This is the kind of wisdom that can only be earned over a lifetime of trial and error, trial and error, and, finally, trial and success.” -Patrick Morley Author, The Man in the Mirror “In 2001, I wrote a book called Lies Women Believe. Since then this message has reached millions of women and been translated into dozens of languages. But I’ve often been asked about a ‘male counterpart’ to the book. When God brought Robert into my life in 2015, I soon realized he was the ideal choice to pen this message for men. You’ll find that reading Lies Men Believe, with its warm, relatable style, is like having a conversation with a good friend. Be prepared, in the process, to grapple with some tough issues. And be prepared to experience the liberating power of the Truth—in your own life, and in the lives of those you influence.” -Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Revive Our Hearts Teacher & Host; Lies Books Series Editor You are being hunted. Like a seasoned angler, our enemy opens his tackle box and selects the lure most likely to attract his intended prey—usually the one you and I are least likely to consider harmful. Each lie we bite on causes us to feel pain, lose or injure relationships, and miss out on the abundant life that God wants us to have. Lies Men Believe exposes the lies that men most commonly believe, and shows you how to combat those lies with the truth. Lies like: Pleasure and Entertainment Can Truly Satisfy Me If I Mean Well, That’s Good Enough If I Discipline My Children, They’ll Rebel. I’m Measured by How I Compare with Other Men. Find out how lies are holding you back from freedom, joy, and intimacy with God and others. Discover the power of the truth. Because once you fully embrace the truth, nothing is ever the same.

There Will Be Lies

There Will Be Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nick Lake
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619634414
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There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake Summary

In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon. All Shelby knows is that they're running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past--and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what's real, what isn't, and who she can trust . . . if anybody. Award-winning author Nick Lake proves his skills as a master storyteller in this heart-pounding new novel. This emotionally charged thrill ride leads to a shocking ending that will have readers flipping back to the beginning. Awards for There Will Be Lies A Boston Globe Best YA Book of 2015 A Texas TAYSHAS Pick

Statistical Analysis and Optimization for VLSI: Timing and Power

Statistical Analysis and Optimization for VLSI: Timing and Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashish Srivastava,Dennis Sylvester,David Blaauw
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Statistical Analysis and Optimization for VLSI: Timing and Power by Ashish Srivastava,Dennis Sylvester,David Blaauw Summary

Covers the statistical analysis and optimization issues arising due to increased process variations in current technologies. Comprises a valuable reference for statistical analysis and optimization techniques in current and future VLSI design for CAD-Tool developers and for researchers interested in starting work in this very active area of research. Written by author who lead much research in this area who provide novel ideas and approaches to handle the addressed issues

Quantification of Uncertainty: Improving Efficiency and Technology

Quantification of Uncertainty: Improving Efficiency and Technology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marta D'Elia,Max Gunzburger,Gianluigi Rozza
Editor: Springer Nature
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Quantification of Uncertainty: Improving Efficiency and Technology by Marta D'Elia,Max Gunzburger,Gianluigi Rozza Summary

This book explores four guiding themes – reduced order modelling, high dimensional problems, efficient algorithms, and applications – by reviewing recent algorithmic and mathematical advances and the development of new research directions for uncertainty quantification in the context of partial differential equations with random inputs. Highlighting the most promising approaches for (near-) future improvements in the way uncertainty quantification problems in the partial differential equation setting are solved, and gathering contributions by leading international experts, the book’s content will impact the scientific, engineering, financial, economic, environmental, social, and commercial sectors.

Global Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamics

Global Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jian-Qiao Sun,Albert C. J. Luo
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146143128X
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Global Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamics by Jian-Qiao Sun,Albert C. J. Luo Summary

Global Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamics collects chapters on recent developments in global analysis of non-linear dynamical systems with a particular emphasis on cell mapping methods developed by Professor C.S. Hsu of the University of California, Berkeley. This collection of contributions prepared by a diverse group of internationally recognized researchers is intended to stimulate interests in global analysis of complex and high-dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems, whose global properties are largely unexplored at this time.

Optimal State Estimation

Optimal State Estimation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Simon
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470045337
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Optimal State Estimation by Dan Simon Summary

A bottom-up approach that enables readers to master and apply the latest techniques in state estimation This book offers the best mathematical approaches to estimating the state of a general system. The author presents state estimation theory clearly and rigorously, providing the right amount of advanced material, recent research results, and references to enable the reader to apply state estimation techniques confidently across a variety of fields in science and engineering. While there are other textbooks that treat state estimation, this one offers special features and a unique perspective and pedagogical approach that speed learning: * Straightforward, bottom-up approach begins with basic concepts and then builds step by step to more advanced topics for a clear understanding of state estimation * Simple examples and problems that require only paper and pen to solve lead to an intuitive understanding of how theory works in practice * MATLAB(r)-based source code that corresponds to examples in the book, available on the author's Web site, enables readers to recreate results and experiment with other simulation setups and parameters Armed with a solid foundation in the basics, readers are presented with a careful treatment of advanced topics, including unscented filtering, high order nonlinear filtering, particle filtering, constrained state estimation, reduced order filtering, robust Kalman filtering, and mixed Kalman/H? filtering. Problems at the end of each chapter include both written exercises and computer exercises. Written exercises focus on improving the reader's understanding of theory and key concepts, whereas computer exercises help readers apply theory to problems similar to ones they are likely to encounter in industry. With its expert blend of theory and practice, coupled with its presentation of recent research results, Optimal State Estimation is strongly recommended for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in optimal control and state estimation theory. It also serves as a reference for engineers and science professionals across a wide array of industries.

Republic of Lies

Republic of Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Merlan
Editor: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1250159067
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Republic of Lies by Anna Merlan Summary

A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond. American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy enthusiast: from his claim that global warming is a Chinese hoax to the accusations of “fake news,” he has fanned the flames of suspicion. But it was not by the power of one man alone that these ideas gained new power. Republic of Lies looks beyond the caricatures of conspiracy theorists to explain their tenacity. Without lending the theories validity, Anna Merlan gives a nuanced, sympathetic account of the people behind them, across the political spectrum, and the circumstances that helped them take hold. The lack of a social safety net, inadequate education, bitter culture wars, and years of economic insecurity have created large groups of people who feel forgotten by their government and even besieged by it. Our contemporary conditions are a perfect petri dish for conspiracy movements: a durable, permanent, elastic climate of alienation and resentment. All the while, an army of politicians and conspiracy-peddlers has fanned the flames of suspicion to serve their own ends. Bringing together penetrating historical analysis and gripping on-the-ground reporting, Republic of Lies transforms our understanding of American paranoia.

Truth and Lies

Truth and Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Bowden,Tracey Thomson
Editor: HarperCollins
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Truth and Lies by Mark Bowden,Tracey Thomson Summary

National bestseller A fresh, insightful guide to reading body language in the post-digital age Whether you’re at a job interview or a cocktail party, searching LinkedIn or swiping right on a dating site, you want (no—need) to understand what people are really thinking, regardless of what they’re saying. Understanding what others are trying to tell you with their posture, hand gestures, eye contact (or lack thereof) or incessant fiddling with their iPhone might all be even more important than what you’re projecting yourself. Do they plan on making a deal with your company? Are they lying to you? Can you trust this person with your most intimate secrets? Knowing what others are thinking can tell you when to run with an opportunity and when not to waste your time, whether at work, in a crucial negotiation or on a promising first date. Bestselling authors Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson, principals at the communications company Truthplane, illustrate the essential points of body language with examples from everyday life, leavened with humour and insights that you can use to your advantage in virtually any situation.

Security Incidents & Response Against Cyber Attacks

Security Incidents & Response Against Cyber Attacks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Akashdeep Bhardwaj,Varun Sapra
Editor: Springer Nature
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Security Incidents & Response Against Cyber Attacks by Akashdeep Bhardwaj,Varun Sapra Summary

This book provides use case scenarios of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and real-time domains to supplement cyber security operations and proactively predict attacks and preempt cyber incidents. The authors discuss cybersecurity incident planning, starting from a draft response plan, to assigning responsibilities, to use of external experts, to equipping organization teams to address incidents, to preparing communication strategy and cyber insurance. They also discuss classifications and methods to detect cybersecurity incidents, how to organize the incident response team, how to conduct situational awareness, how to contain and eradicate incidents, and how to cleanup and recover. The book shares real-world experiences and knowledge from authors from academia and industry.

Structure of Turbulence and Drag Reduction

Structure of Turbulence and Drag Reduction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert Gyr
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Structure of Turbulence and Drag Reduction by Albert Gyr Summary

In 1976 a similar titled IUTAM Symposium (Structure of Turbulence and Drag Reduction) was held in Washington . However, the progress made during the last thirteen years as weil as the much promising current research desired a second one this year. In Washington drag reduction by additives and by direct manipulation of the walls (compliant walls and heated surfaces) were discussed. In the meantime it became evident that drag reduction also occurs when turbulence is influenced by geometrical means, e.g. by influencing the pressure distribution by the shape of the body (airfoils) or by the introduction of streamwise perturbances on a body (riblets). In the recent years turbulence research has seen increasing attention being focused on the investigation of coherent structures, mainly in Newtonian fluids. We all know that these structures are a significant feature of turbulent flows, playing an important role in the energy balance in such flows. However their place in turbulence theories as weil as the factors influencing their development are still poorly understood. Consequently, the investigation of phenomena in which the properties of coherent structures are alte red provides a promising means of improving our understanding of turbulent flows in general.

An Introduction to Dynamics of Colloids

An Introduction to Dynamics of Colloids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.K.G. Dhont
Editor: Elsevier
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An Introduction to Dynamics of Colloids by J.K.G. Dhont Summary

One of the few textbooks in the field, this volume deals with several aspects of the dynamics of colloids. A self-contained treatise, it fills the gap between research literature and existing books for graduate students and researchers. For readers with a background in chemistry, the first chapter contains a section on frequently used mathematical techniques, as well as statistical mechanics. Some of the topics covered include: • diffusion of free particles on the basis of the Langevin equation •the separation of time, length and angular scales; • the fundamental Fokker-Planck and Smoluchowski equations derived for interacting particles • friction of spheres and rods, and hydrodynamic interaction of spheres (including three body interactions) • diffusion, sedimentation, critical phenomena and phase separation kinetics • experimental light scattering results. For universities and research departments in industry this textbook makes vital reading.

Lying

Lying Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Harris
Editor: Four Elephants Press
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As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

Statistical Modeling and Computation

Statistical Modeling and Computation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dirk P. Kroese,Joshua C.C. Chan
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Statistical Modeling and Computation by Dirk P. Kroese,Joshua C.C. Chan Summary

This textbook on statistical modeling and statistical inference will assist advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Statistical Modeling and Computation provides a unique introduction to modern Statistics from both classical and Bayesian perspectives. It also offers an integrated treatment of Mathematical Statistics and modern statistical computation, emphasizing statistical modeling, computational techniques, and applications. Each of the three parts will cover topics essential to university courses. Part I covers the fundamentals of probability theory. In Part II, the authors introduce a wide variety of classical models that include, among others, linear regression and ANOVA models. In Part III, the authors address the statistical analysis and computation of various advanced models, such as generalized linear, state-space and Gaussian models. Particular attention is paid to fast Monte Carlo techniques for Bayesian inference on these models. Throughout the book the authors include a large number of illustrative examples and solved problems. The book also features a section with solutions, an appendix that serves as a MATLAB primer, and a mathematical supplement.​

Stochastic Dynamics and Control

Stochastic Dynamics and Control Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jian-Qiao Sun
Editor: Elsevier
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Stochastic Dynamics and Control by Jian-Qiao Sun Summary

This book is a result of many years of author’s research and teaching on random vibration and control. It was used as lecture notes for a graduate course. It provides a systematic review of theory of probability, stochastic processes, and stochastic calculus. The feedback control is also reviewed in the book. Random vibration analyses of SDOF, MDOF and continuous structural systems are presented in a pedagogical order. The application of the random vibration theory to reliability and fatigue analysis is also discussed. Recent research results on fatigue analysis of non-Gaussian stress processes are also presented. Classical feedback control, active damping, covariance control, optimal control, sliding control of stochastic systems, feedback control of stochastic time-delayed systems, and probability density tracking control are studied. Many control results are new in the literature and included in this book for the first time. The book serves as a reference to the engineers who design and maintain structures subject to harsh random excitations including earthquakes, sea waves, wind gusts, and aerodynamic forces, and would like to reduce the damages of structural systems due to random excitations. · Comprehensive review of probability theory, and stochastic processes · Random vibrations · Structural reliability and fatigue, Non-Gaussian fatigue · Monte Carlo methods · Stochastic calculus and engineering applications · Stochastic feedback controls and optimal controls · Stochastic sliding mode controls · Feedback control of stochastic time-delayed systems · Probability density tracking control

Teaching What Really Happened

Teaching What Really Happened Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James W. Loewen
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807777315
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Teaching What Really Happened by James W. Loewen Summary

James Loewen has revised Teaching What Really Happened, the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retellings of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled “Truth” that addresses how traditional and social media can distort current events and the historical record. Helping students understand what really happened in the past will empower them to use history as a tool to argue for better policies in the present. Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically. It will specifically help teachers and students tackle important content areas, including Eurocentrism, the American Indian experience, and slavery. “Should be in the hands of every history teacher in the country.” —Howard Zinn “This book should be required reading for every history teacher in the land.” —Sam Wineburg, Stanford University “In the sequel to his bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen has crafted a critique of how history is being taught in public education that should be in the hands of every practicing and pre-service social studies teacher in the United States.” —The History Teacher (from the first edition) “Loewen challenges us to critically reflect on the essence of what social studies and history education is and what social studies and history educators do. Doing so can only improve the experiences our students have.” —The Social Studies (from the first edition)

Trends in Climate Change Legislation

Trends in Climate Change Legislation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alina Averchenkova,Sam Fankhauser,Michal Nachmany
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786435780
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Trends in Climate Change Legislation by Alina Averchenkova,Sam Fankhauser,Michal Nachmany Summary

A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of climate change or climate-related laws. Trends in Climate Change Legislation offers an astute analysis of the political, institutional and economic factors that have motivated this surge, placing it into context.

Construction of Random Signals from Their Higher Order Moments

Construction of Random Signals from Their Higher Order Moments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ismail Chamseddine
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Construction of Random Signals from Their Higher Order Moments by Ismail Chamseddine Summary

The book treats the problem of constructing a probability density from moments, comparing with other approaches, like the empirical distribution function. The argumentation is based on deeper considerations of complexity and duality, and proposes the problem as model for concept formation in the human mind. www.momentproblem.blogspot.com

Statistics in Engineering

Statistics in Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Metcalfe,David Green,Tony Greenfield,Mayhayaudin Mansor,Andrew Smith,Jonathan Tuke
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Statistics in Engineering by Andrew Metcalfe,David Green,Tony Greenfield,Mayhayaudin Mansor,Andrew Smith,Jonathan Tuke Summary

Engineers are expected to design structures and machines that can operate in challenging and volatile environments, while allowing for variation in materials and noise in measurements and signals. Statistics in Engineering, Second Edition: With Examples in MATLAB and R covers the fundamentals of probability and statistics and explains how to use these basic techniques to estimate and model random variation in the context of engineering analysis and design in all types of environments. The first eight chapters cover probability and probability distributions, graphical displays of data and descriptive statistics, combinations of random variables and propagation of error, statistical inference, bivariate distributions and correlation, linear regression on a single predictor variable, and the measurement error model. This leads to chapters including multiple regression; comparisons of several means and split-plot designs together with analysis of variance; probability models; and sampling strategies. Distinctive features include: All examples based on work in industry, consulting to industry, and research for industry Examples and case studies include all engineering disciplines Emphasis on probabilistic modeling including decision trees, Markov chains and processes, and structure functions Intuitive explanations are followed by succinct mathematical justifications Emphasis on random number generation that is used for stochastic simulations of engineering systems, demonstration of key concepts, and implementation of bootstrap methods for inference Use of MATLAB and the open source software R, both of which have an extensive range of statistical functions for standard analyses and also enable programing of specific applications Use of multiple regression for times series models and analysis of factorial and central composite designs Inclusion of topics such as Weibull analysis of failure times and split-plot designs that are commonly used in industry but are not usually included in introductory textbooks Experiments designed to show fundamental concepts that have been tested with large classes working in small groups Website with additional materials that is regularly updated Andrew Metcalfe, David Green, Andrew Smith, and Jonathan Tuke have taught probability and statistics to students of engineering at the University of Adelaide for many years and have substantial industry experience. Their current research includes applications to water resources engineering, mining, and telecommunications. Mahayaudin Mansor worked in banking and insurance before teaching statistics and business mathematics at the Universiti Tun Abdul Razak Malaysia and is currently a researcher specializing in data analytics and quantitative research in the Health Economics and Social Policy Research Group at the Australian Centre for Precision Health, University of South Australia. Tony Greenfield, formerly Head of Process Computing and Statistics at the British Iron and Steel Research Association, is a statistical consultant. He has been awarded the Chambers Medal for outstanding services to the Royal Statistical Society; the George Box Medal by the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial Statistics; and the William G. Hunter Award by the American Society for Quality.

The Colossal Beauties of the Men at Work

The Colossal Beauties of the Men at Work Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Gaisiance LLB
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The Colossal Beauties of the Men at Work by Peter Gaisiance LLB Summary

I wrote this book when I was trying to find out what went wrong with our legal system, why no litigants trusted the judiciary anymore and why in the last twenty years no litigant-migrant is allowed to win any case in court mainly in the civil court. Many of the key ideas about things that I found puzzling were evolved in odds moments in the war between the judges and litigants or between the host society and persons with migrant backgrounds. In my early job, I travelled a lot to the war zones on fact findings where I talked to both sides of the warring parties. As a rep for the posting country, I had privilege to tapping on the reservoirs of information about almost everything. The army, the recruiting agents and the private contractors doing big business for the government. At home of the adopted country, things were getting worst. At some points, I become increasingly entangled in both ideas of secession and unity and in court the investigation has gone nowhere. I was told that if I join the group I will have access to certain information about the underworld who controls the outcomes of every case. The case is never settled or justiciable by the court despite tons of evidence by the deponents and admission of unlawful acts by the respondents. Other cases had come up during the years but Maga find the ways blocked and ended-up in huge bills. Joe, who is involved in litigation, offers to continue his aid when needed and he agrees to divide his time between this and other private work.

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas A. Abraham
Editor: Springer
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Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing by Douglas A. Abraham Summary

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the detection and processing of signals in underwater acoustics. Background material on active and passive sonar systems, underwater acoustics, and statistical signal processing makes the book a self-contained and valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and active practitioners alike. Signal detection topics span a range of common signal types including signals of known form such as active sonar or communications signals; signals of unknown form, including passive sonar and narrowband signals; and transient signals such as marine mammal vocalizations. This text, along with its companion volume on beamforming, provides a thorough treatment of underwater acoustic signal processing that speaks to its author’s broad experience in the field.

Is There a Temperature?

Is There a Temperature? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tamás Sándor Biró
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441980415
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Is There a Temperature? by Tamás Sándor Biró Summary

Temperature and heat, entropy and order or disorder are key classical concepts of physics. These are challenged by searching matter under extreme conditions, such as high (relativistic) energy, strong acceleration or gravitation, or unusual complexity due to long range correlations. In our quest for quark matter all these conditions might occur simultaneously. This book, strongly motivated by the authors' everyday research experiences in the field of high-energy heavy-ion collisions, aims to bundle these challenges to modern physics. The main topic is at the heart of thermodynamics -- the very concept of temperature, its use and extensions. New developments on this issue are both applications and foundations of non-extensive statistics, as well as concepts borrowed from gravity and string theory to describe the surprisingly statistical behavior of elementary matter at the highest accelerator energies of the world. The reader will benefit from bringing these new developments in one book together, by having the view of classical and modern concepts at the heart of physics across the problems related to high-energy, high acceleration and high complexity. After reviewing the classical approaches, the author discusses the dual-gravity and non-extensive statistical aspects of heavy-ion collisions, describing these experimental findings with the use of the concept of temperature.

The Truth About White Lies

The Truth About White Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Olivia A Cole
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The Truth About White Lies by Olivia A Cole Summary

For fans of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight, this gripping YA novel digs into the historical and present-day effects of white supremacy and the depths of privilege. Shania never thinks much about being white. But after her beloved grandmother passes, she moves to the gentrifying town of Blue Rock and is thrust into Bard, the city's wealthiest private school. At Bard, race is both invisible and hypervisible, and Shania's new friends are split on what they see. There's Catherine, the school's queen bee, who unexpectedly takes Shania under her wing. Then there's Prescott, the golden boy who seems perfect...except for the disturbing rumors about an altercation he had with a Black student who left the school. But Prescott isn't the only one with secrets. As Shania grieves for the grandmother she idolized, she realizes her family roots stretch far back into Blue Rock's history. When the truth comes to light, Shania will have to make a choice and face the violence of her silence.

Environmental Data Analysis

Environmental Data Analysis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carsten Dormann
Editor: Springer Nature
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Environmental Data Analysis by Carsten Dormann Summary

Environmental Data Analysis is an introductory statistics textbook for environmental science. It covers descriptive, inferential and predictive statistics, centred on the Generalized Linear Model. The key idea behind this book is to approach statistical analyses from the perspective of maximum likelihood, essentially treating most analyses as (multiple) regression problems. The reader will be introduced to statistical distributions early on, and will learn to deploy models suitable for the data at hand, which in environmental science are often not normally distributed. To make the initially steep learning curve more manageable, each statistical chapter is followed by a walk-through in a corresponding R-based how-to chapter, which reviews the theory and applies it to environmental data. In this way, a coherent and expandable foundation in parametric statistics is laid, which can be expanded in advanced courses.The content has been “field-tested” in several years of courses on statistics for Environmental Science, Geography and Forestry taught at the University of Freiburg.

Jaiden's Lies

Jaiden's Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louise Van-Pottelsberghe
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Jaiden's Lies is part of the Jolly Phonics Orange Level Readers Set 4. It is the fourth of seven sets of early decodable readers providing a gradual and structured start for children who are just starting to learn to read. Set 4 contains decodable regular words made up from the first four groups of letter sounds: s, a, t, i, p, n c k, e, h, r, m, d g, o, u, l, f, b ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or Other titles included in Set 4 are: Just a Storm Red Jack's Fort Jaiden's Lies Comprehension questions and discussion topics are provided at the end of the book, as well as guidance for teachers and parents. Light type is used as a guide for those few letters that should not be sounded out, such as the /b/ in ‘lamb’.

Love & Lies

Love & Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mitali Meelan,Ravinder Singh
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Love & Lies by Mitali Meelan,Ravinder Singh Summary

Kavya and Pranita have been best friends since childhood, and while Kavya is an introvert, Pranita is outgoing and flirtatious. Things change between them as they start their college lives together, and Kavya begins to feel lonely and neglected as Pranita spends more and more of her time with her new boyfriend. Sadly, being single while your friends are dating comes with its own social pressure.So Kavya gets on a dating app, and finds herself a boy to talk to. Very quickly, things get complicated, and Kavya finds herself telling a lie to keep Pranita from guessing that her friend's first date wasn't a success. But the thing with lies is, you need just one more to secure the previous one.A story about friendship, love and deception.

On Bullshit

On Bullshit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry G. Frankfurt
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On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt Summary

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.

The Wizard of Lies

The Wizard of Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana B. Henriques
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The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself. Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. Many have speculated about what might have happened or what must have happened, but no reporter has been able to get the full story -- until now. In The Wizard of Lies, Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times -- who has led the paper's coverage of the Madoff scandal since the day the story broke -- has written the definitive book on the man and his scheme, drawing on unprecedented access and more than one hundred interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest. Henriques also provides vivid details from the various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings that will explode the myths that have come to surround the story. A true-life financial thriller, The Wizard of Lies contrasts Madoff's remarkable rise on Wall Street, where he became one of the country's most trusted and respected traders, with dramatic scenes from his accelerating slide toward self-destruction. It is also the most complete account of the heartbreaking personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by Madoff's downfall -- the suicides, business failures, fractured families, shuttered charities -- and the clear lessons this timeless scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street.

Radiation Detection

Radiation Detection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas McGregor,J. Kenneth Shultis
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Radiation Detection: Concepts, Methods, and Devices provides a modern overview of radiation detection devices and radiation measurement methods. The book topics have been selected on the basis of the authors’ many years of experience designing radiation detectors and teaching radiation detection and measurement in a classroom environment. This book is designed to give the reader more than a glimpse at radiation detection devices and a few packaged equations. Rather it seeks to provide an understanding that allows the reader to choose the appropriate detection technology for a particular application, to design detectors, and to competently perform radiation measurements. The authors describe assumptions used to derive frequently encountered equations used in radiation detection and measurement, thereby providing insight when and when not to apply the many approaches used in different aspects of radiation detection. Detailed in many of the chapters are specific aspects of radiation detectors, including comprehensive reviews of the historical development and current state of each topic. Such a review necessarily entails citations to many of the important discoveries, providing a resource to find quickly additional and more detailed information. This book generally has five main themes: Physics and Electrostatics needed to Design Radiation Detectors Properties and Design of Common Radiation Detectors Description and Modeling of the Different Types of Radiation Detectors Radiation Measurements and Subsequent Analysis Introductory Electronics Used for Radiation Detectors Topics covered include atomic and nuclear physics, radiation interactions, sources of radiation, and background radiation. Detector operation is addressed with chapters on radiation counting statistics, radiation source and detector effects, electrostatics for signal generation, solid-state and semiconductor physics, background radiations, and radiation counting and spectroscopy. Detectors for gamma-rays, charged-particles, and neutrons are detailed in chapters on gas-filled, scintillator, semiconductor, thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence, photographic film, and a variety of other detection devices.

Maynard's Revenge

Maynard's Revenge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lance Taylor
Editor: Harvard University Press
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This book’s title gives it to you straight: it’s about how the collapse of 2008 brought Keynes back with a bullet. Taylor’s principal aims are, first, to show how ineffective and inappropriate are the dominant approaches to macroeconomics of the past 30‐40 years (which have been succinctly summed up as “pre-Keynesian theory after Keynes” ); and, secondly, to show how Keynes and post-Keynesian writers, whose ideas in recent years have been greatly downplayed and even ridiculed by the bulk of the profession, contain the proper bases on which to erect both understanding and effective policy proposals.

Barriers, Borders and Crossings in British Postcolonial Fiction

Barriers, Borders and Crossings in British Postcolonial Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cecilia Rosa Acquarone
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Barriers, Borders and Crossings in British Postcolonial Fiction by Cecilia Rosa Acquarone Summary

“Dr Cecilia Acquarone’s perceptive analysis of liminality in British postcolonial fiction from a gender perspective constitutes an innovative, thought-provoking and crystal-clear study of female ‘versus’ male responses to the challenges of postmodernity as exemplified by significant British postcolonial writers. The book can be justly praised for the lucid use of theoretical language and the exploration of modern and postmodern ideology in an unobstrusive form, pinpointing the most significant phenomena related to the topic in question. Dr Acquarone locates the relevance of barriers, borders and crossings with gender on the agenda within the realm of tragedy and comedy, providing a sensible and sensitive humanistic approach to the works of some of the most outstanding authors of British postcolonial fiction. In sum, Cecilia Acquarone’s book is undoubtedly an invaluable contribution to the field of British postcolonial studies.” —Dr Antonio Ballesteros-Gonzalez, Spanish Open University “Cecilia Acquarone’s Barriers, Borders and Crossing in British Postcolonial Fiction: A Gender Perspective is a particularly interesting contribution to the field of postcolonial criticism due to its perceptive intertwining of a sound theoretical background and a sensitive close reading of representative novels by major writers of contemporary multicultural Britain. … In a clear prose, she sheds light on highly complex philosophical and sociological issues, expounding on what the feminine and the masculine perspective can contribute to the hard task of peaceful coexistence in contemporary British multicultural society.” —Ángeles de la Concha, Catedrática de Filología Inglesa, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia “Barriers, Borders and Crossing in British Postcolonial Fiction: A Gender Perspective provides an original attempt to map an increasingly visible body of writing in the UK in recent years. In her analysis of key novels by black and Asian British writers … the author highlights an opposition between the predominantly tragic vision of life of the male authors and the fundamentally comic vision of life found in the women writers. … The author offers a provocative reading of recent black and Asian British fiction as postmodernist works in which the writers respond differently to contemporary conditions. The volume is a significant contribution to the field of postcolonial studies and diaspora studies, and its use of the comedy-tragedy paradigm to understand recent fiction enriches more common approaches to the two major ways of experiencing and discussing diaspora.” —Dr Sofía Muñoz-Valdivieso, Associate Professor, University of Malaga

Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data

Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Parent,Etienne Rivot
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Making statistical modeling and inference more accessible to ecologists and related scientists, Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Ecological Data gives readers a flexible and effective framework to learn about complex ecological processes from various sources of data. It also helps readers get started on building their own statisti

Engaging Employees through Strategic Communication

Engaging Employees through Strategic Communication Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Dollins,Jon Stemmle
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Engaging Employees through Strategic Communication provides a detailed overview of employee communication and its evolution as a tool to drive employee engagement and successful change management. Approaching the subject with the philosophy that internal audiences are essential to the success of any strategic communication plan and business strategy—particularly as they relate to driving change—Mark Dollins and Jon Stemmle give readers a working knowledge of employee communication strategies, skills, and tactics in ways that prepare students for careers in this rapidly expanding field. Providing the tools necessary to evaluate the impact of successful employee communication campaigns, they put theory and cutting-edge research into action with practical examples and case studies sourced from award-winning entries judged as best-in-class by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRWeek, and PRNews. The book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in internal, corporate, or employee communication courses and will be a useful reference for practitioners who want to understand how to carry out effective employee communication engagement and change-management campaigns.

Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II)

Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Seon Ki Park,Liang Xu
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Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II) by Seon Ki Park,Liang Xu Summary

This book contains the most recent progress in data assimilation in meteorology, oceanography and hydrology including land surface. It spans both theoretical and applicative aspects with various methodologies such as variational, Kalman filter, ensemble, Monte Carlo and artificial intelligence methods. Besides data assimilation, other important topics are also covered including targeting observation, sensitivity analysis, and parameter estimation. The book will be useful to individual researchers as well as graduate students for a reference in the field of data assimilation.

The Emerald Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing and Emerging Economies

The Emerald Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing and Emerging Economies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: João Leitão,Elsa Morais Sarmento,João Aleluia
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The Emerald Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing and Emerging Economies by João Leitão,Elsa Morais Sarmento,João Aleluia Summary

This Handbook aims to support policy-makers, national governments, national and regional public administrations, PPP officers, practitioners and academia in the design, implementation and assessment of appropriate responses to foster PPPs' uptake in the context of developing and emerging economies.

Subband Image Coding

Subband Image Coding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John W. Woods
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This book concerns a new method of image data compression which weil may supplant the well-established block-transfonn methods that have been state-of-the art for the last 15 years. Subband image coding or SBC was first perfonned as such in 1985, and as the results became known at first through conference proceedings, and later through journal papers, the research community became excited about both the theoretical and practical aspects of this new approach. This excitement is continuing today, with many major research laboratories and research universities around the world investigating the subband approach to coding of color images, high resolution images, video- including video conferencing and advanced tele vision, and the medical application of picture archiving systems. Much of the fruits of this work is summarized in the eight chapters of this book which were written by leading practitioners in this field. The subband approach to image coding starts by passing the image through a two- or three-dimensional filter bank. The two-dimensional (2-D) case usually is hierarchical' consisting of two stages of four filters each. Thus the original image is split into 16 subband images, with each one decimated or subsampled by 4x4, resulting in a data conservation. The individual channel data is then quantized ·for digital transmission. In an attractive variation an octave-like approach, herein tenned subband pyramid, is taken for the decomposition resulting in a total of just eleven subbands.

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