Ten Lectures on Wavelets
Wavelets are a mathematical development that may revolutionize the world of information storage and retrieval according to many experts. They are a fairly simple mathematical tool now being applied to the compression of data--such as fingerprints, weather satellite photographs, and medical x-rays--that were previously thought to be impossible to condense without losing crucial details. This monograph contains 10 lectures presented by Dr. Daubechies as the principal speaker at the 1990 CBMS-NSF Conference on Wavelets and Applications. The author has worked on several aspects of the wavelet transform and has developed a collection of wavelets that are remarkably efficient.
MCSE Training Kit
Official Microsoft study guide for the skills you need on the job-and on the exam. Make the jump from Windows NT expert to Windows 2000 expert - and upgrade your MCSE certification - with this official Microsoft study guide. This accelerated training pools the most relevant lessons from the study guides for core MCSE Exams 70-210, 70-215, 70-216, and 70-217, focusing on the skills and knowledge that Microsoft Windows certified professionals need to successfully transition to Windows 2000. Accelerated Exam 70-240 is free to MCPs who have already passed the prerequisite exams on the Windows NT 4.0 track-and you only get one shot. So maximize your chances for success. With this single MCSE TRAINING KIT - and a single testing session - you're on your way to Windows 2000 certification! Here's what you'll learn. Skills for Exam 70-210: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Install, configure, and administer Windows 2000 Professional as a desktop operating system in a generic network operating environment. Skills for Exam 70-215: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Install and configure Windows 2000 Server to participate as a member server of a domain in an Active Directory environment. Skills for Exam 70-216: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration Set up and support Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and remote access in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure; manage network protocols (such as TCP/IP), IP routing, connection sharing, and security. Skills for Exam 70-217: Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Services Install, configure, and troubleshoot Active Directory, DNS for Active Directory, change and configuration management including Remote Installation Services (RIS) and Group Policy, and Active Directory security solutions. Here's what's Inside. - Comprehensive self-paced training manual that maps to MCP exam goals and objectives - Skill-building practice exercises that help you apply what you learn to the job - Lesson summaries and end-of-chapter review questions to help gauge your progress - 120-day evaluation version of Windows 2000 Server
Generatingfunctionology provides information pertinent to generating functions and some of their uses in discrete mathematics. This book presents the power of the method by giving a number of examples of problems that can be profitably thought about from the point of view of generating functions. Organized into five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the basic concepts of a generating function. This text then discusses the different kinds of series that are widely used as generating functions. Other chapters explain how to make much more precise estimates of the sizes of the coefficients of power series based on the analyticity of the function that is represented by the series. This book discusses as well the applications of the theory of generating functions to counting problems. The final chapter deals with the formal aspects of the theory of generating functions. This book is a valuable resource for mathematicians and students.
Who Set You Flowin
Twentieth-century America has witnessed the most widespread and sustained movement of African-Americans from the South to urban centers in the North. Who Set You Flowin'? examines the impact of this dislocation and urbanization, identifying the resulting Migration Narratives as a major genre in African-American cultural production. Griffin takes an interdisciplinary approach with readings of several literary texts, migrant correspondence, painting, photography, rap music, blues, and rhythm and blues. From these various sources Griffin isolates the tropes of Ancestor, Stranger, and Safe Space, which, though common to all Migration Narratives, vary in their portrayal. She argues that the emergence of a dominant portrayal of these tropes is the product of the historical and political moment, often challenged by alternative portrayals in other texts or artistic forms, as well as intra-textually. Richard Wright's bleak, yet cosmopolitan portraits were countered by Dorothy West's longing for Black Southern communities. Ralph Ellison, while continuing Wright's vision, reexamined the significance of Black Southern culture. Griffin concludes with Toni Morrison embracing the South "as a site of African-American history and culture," "a place to be redeemed."
Visual Complex Analysis
Now available in paperback, this successful radical approach to complex analysis replaces the standard calculational arguments with new geometric ones. With several hundred diagrams, and far fewer prerequisites than usual, this is the first visual intuitive introduction to complex analysis. Although designed for use by undergraduates in mathematics and science, the novelty of the approach will also interest professional mathematicians.
Introduction to Analytic Number Theory
"This book is the first volume of a two-volume textbook for undergraduates and is indeed the crystallization of a course offered by the author at the California Institute of Technology to undergraduates without any previous knowledge of number theory. For this reason, the book starts with the most elementary properties of the natural integers. Nevertheless, the text succeeds in presenting an enormous amount of material in little more than 300 pages."-—MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
101 Philosophy Problems
Does Farmer Field really know his prize cow, Daisy, is in the field? When is an unexpected exam not wholly unexpected? Are all bachelors (really) unmarried? Martin Cohen's 101 Philosophy Problems, Fourth Edition introduces philosophy in an entertaining but informative and stimulating way. Using philosophical puzzles, conundrums and paradoxes he skilfully unwraps some of the mysteries of the subject, from what we know - or think we know - to brainteasing thought experiments about ethics, science and the nature of the mind. For the Fourth Edition there are many new problems, including Maxwell's Moving Magnets, Einstein Changes Train Times, and Zeno's Paradox of Place; as well as two brand new sections including puzzles such as Lorenz's Waterywheel, and the Battle for Fractal Farm, and perplexing ethical dilemmas. The book has been extensively revised to bring it up to date with new developments in philosophy and society. With an updated glossary of helpful terms and possible solutions to the problems at the end of the book, 101 Philosophy Problems is essential reading for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time.
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on applications. These include mechanical vibrations, lasers, biological rhythms, superconducting circuits, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, genetic control systems, chaotic waterwheels, and even a technique for using chaos to send secret messages. In each case, the scientific background is explained at an elementary level and closely integrated with mathematical theory. In the twenty years since the first edition of this book appeared, the ideas and techniques of nonlinear dynamics and chaos have found application to such exciting new fields as systems biology, evolutionary game theory, and sociophysics. This second edition includes new exercises on these cutting-edge developments, on topics as varied as the curiosities of visual perception and the tumultuous love dynamics in Gone With the Wind.
The Power of CALL
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the field of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) written by specialists in specific areas of electronic media. It is designed to be an accessible treatment of CALL for educators and would also make a suitable textbook for a course on CALL. The book includes nine chapters, each written by an authority in the area of the chapter content. The material is divided into three sections: Background, Technology and Language Skills.
Handbook of Budgeting
No other management tool provides the operational direction that a well-planned budget can. Now in a new edition, this book provides updated coverage on issues such as budgeting for exempt organizations and nonprofits in light of the IRS' newly issued Form 990; what manufacturing CFOs' budgeting needs are; current technology solutions; and updated information on value-based budgets. Controllers, budget directors, and CFOs will benefit from this practical "how-to" book's coverage, from the initial planning process to forecasting to specific industry budgets.