Learning American Sign Language

Levels I & II, Beginning and Intermediate

Author: Tom L. Humphries,Carol Padden,Robert Hills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292024950

Category: American Sign Language

Page: 356

View: 9787

Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate, Second Edition, is a major revision of the First Edition, designed to help learners successfully interact with deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. Written by two leading authorities in the field, the text is used as the basic text for a one-semester or full-year course in ASL. Lessons are structured around language needed for common-life situations, and examples are presented in the form of dialogues coupled with grammar and vocabulary instruction. Information is also included about the culture of Deaf people in the United States. The book is supported by a new videotape and an instructor's manual.

Master American Sign Language!

Author: Jason E. Zinza

Publisher: Sign Media Incorporated

ISBN: 9781881133209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 411

View: 4758

Make: Electronics

Learning Through Discovery

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449389236

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 6171

"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com) "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques. Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why

The Elements of Statistical Learning

Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction

Author: Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Jerome Friedman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387216065

Category: Mathematics

Page: 536

View: 7629

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It should be a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book’s coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for “wide” data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates. Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

Getting Started in Electronics

Author: Forrest M. Mims

Publisher: Book Renter, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780945053286

Category: Electronics

Page: 128

View: 2842

Electricity -- Electronic components -- Semiconductors -- Photonic semiconductors -- Integrated circuits -- Digital integrated circuits -- Linear integrated circuits -- Circuit assembly tips -- 100 electronic circuits.

Building Valve Amplifiers

Author: Morgan Jones

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080470378

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 7132

Building Valve Amplifiers is a unique hands-on guide for anyone working with tube audio equipment - as an electronics experimenter, audiophile or audio engineer. Particular attention has been paid to answering questions commonly asked by newcomers to the world of the vacuum tube, whether audio enthusiasts tackling their first build, or more experienced amplifier designers seeking to learn the ropes of working with valves. The practical side of this book is reinforced by numerous clear illustrations throughout. As well as the design and build of new valve amplifiers, complete with constructional projects, Morgan Jones introduces the modification, fault-finding and repair of new and classic equipment. The companion volume to Building Valve Amplifiers, Morgan Jones's Valve Amplifiers, has been widely recognised as the most complete guide to valve amplifier design written for over 30 years. It introduces the art of valve electronics to the newcomer and provides ready-made practical circuits that will be of great value to enthusiasts and professional audio designers alike. · The practical guide to building, modifying, fault-finding and repairing vacuum tube amplifiers · A hands-on approach to tube electronics - classic and modern - with a minimum of theory · Design, fault-finding, and testing are each illustrated by step-by-step examples · Written by the author of the audiophile cult classic, Valve Amplifiers

Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition

The Hardware/Software Interface

Author: David A. Patterson,John L. Hennessy

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124078869

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 2773

Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition, is the latest update to the classic introduction to computer organization. The text now contains new examples and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. It explores this generational change with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. The book uses a MIPS processor core to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, Going Faster, used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. There is also a new discussion of the Eight Great Ideas of computer architecture. Parallelism is examined in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. The book features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples, along with a full set of updated and improved exercises. This new edition is an ideal resource for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers. It will also be of interest to undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives. Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy,General Press

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 8180320022

Category: Fiction

Page: 2790

View: 1588

The most famous and perhaps greatest novel of all time, Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature. Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a proud, dashing man who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory. Badly wounded at Austerlitz, he begins to discover the emptiness of everything to which he has devoted himself. His death scene is considered one of the greatest passages in Russian literature. The novel's other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems that promise to resolve all questions. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life, especially in his marriage to the novel's most memorable heroine, Natasha. Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic history of Russia and its people, 'War and Peace' is nothing more or less than a complete portrait of human existence. Publisher : General Press

Make: Electronics

Learning Through Discovery

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680450262

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8768

"A hands-on primer for the new electronics enthusiast"--Cover.

Dual Language Development and Disorders

A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Author: Johanne Paradis,Fred Genesee,Martha B. Crago

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570588

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 2604

Updated with the latest research, this second edition of the bestselling textbook fully prepares SLPs and educators to support young children who are dual language learners-and make informed decisions about assessment and intervention when a disorder is p

The American Sign Language Phrase Book

Author: Barbara Bernstein Fant,Betty Miller,Lou Fant

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071642358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1811

Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people. Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills. From asking simple questions (“How are you?”) to more complex phrases (“There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it.”), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

Psychology in Your Life

Author: Sarah Grison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393644470

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 884

"Makes science accessible at all levels by showing how psychology is relevant to students' everyday lives. Author Sarah Grison--an expert in the teaching of introductory psychology--has created a print and digital package with an equal commitment to the success of every instructor and student. A strong, author-driven support package--rich with original media, a test bank, Active Learning slides, and InQuizitive adaptive learning modules--provides instructors with everything they need to help today's students understand and apply introductory psychology"--

Signing Illustrated

The Complete Learning Guide

Author: Mickey Flodin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399530418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 1990

Groups signs with similar shapes and movements in chapters such as numbers, money and quantity, and thoughts, emotions, and ideas, with new sections on the latest computer and technology signs.

Frog and Toad Quartet: The Complete Collection

I Can Read Level 2: Frog and Toad are Friends, Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad All Year, Days with Frog and Toad

Author: Arnold Lobel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062374362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7201

Celebrate the power of friendship with the beloved Frog and Toad stories by award-winning author and illustrator Arnold Lobel. This collection contains all four Frog and Toad I Can Read books: Frog and Toad Are Friends (a Caldecott Honor Book), Frog and Toad Together (a Newbery Honor Book); Frog and Toad All Year (an ALA Notable Children's Book), and Days with Frog and Toad (an ALA Notable Children's Book). No matter what kind of adventure they find themselves on, one thing is certain: Frog and Toad will always be together.