PC Mag

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InfoWorld

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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

An Explanation of Constrained Optimization for Economists

Author: Peter Morgan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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In a constrained optimization problem, the decisionmaker wants to select the “optimal” choice – the one most valuable to him or her – that also meets all of the constraints imposed by the problem. Such problems are at the heart of modern economics, where the typical behavioral postulate is that a decisionmaker behaves “rationally”; that is, chooses optimally from a set of constrained choices. Most books on constrained optimization are technical and full of jargon that makes it hard for the inexperienced reader to gain a holistic understanding of the topic. Peter B. Morgan’s Explanation of Constrained Optimization for Economists solves this problem by emphasizing explanations, both written and visual, of the manner in which many constrained optimization problems can be solved. Suitable as a textbook or a reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate students familiar with the basics of one-variable calculus and linear algebra, this book is an accessible, user-friendly guide to this key concept.

Managing the Reference Collection

Author: Christopher W. Nolan

Publisher: American Library Association

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Provides tools for selecting, organizing, and managing print and electronic reference materials in the library, and offers guidelines on implementing selection policies, and evaluating and weeding reference collections.

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The Reference Collection

From the Shelf to the Web

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 328

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Stay up-to-date with the growing amount of reference resources available online How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how they’re accessed—in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisher’s perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools—both free and subscription—in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web also examines: issues of authority, accessibility, cost, comfort, and user education in evaluating electronic resources the formation of purchasing consortia to facilitate the transfer of reference materials from print to online formats current literature and research findings on the state of digital versus print reference collections what electronic publishing means to smaller reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) the need for increased information literacy among students the nature, extent, and causes of cyber plagiarism the use of federated search tools and includes a selected list of the top 100 free Internet reference sites The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential resource for all reference and collection development librarians, and an invaluable aid for publishing professionals.

Population Genetics

Author: J. S. Gale

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 189

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POPULATION GENETICS IS OFTEN THOUGHT TO BE A DIFFICULT SUBJECT. To some extent, difficulties are inevitable in a field where some quite basic points are controversial. However, problems are most acute when theoretical points are discussed, despite the fact that there has been very little controversy over the mathematics. In my experience, the actual mathematical manipulations rarely cause much difficulty. Rather it is that the biologist, lacking the physicist's or chemist's experience in "reading" mathematical formulae, finds it difficult to appreciate what is happening in a mathematical treatment and to grasp the implications of the results obtained, when these are given in mathematical form. Accordingly, I have followed a procedure, which students seem to find helpful, of giving a rough-and-ready verbal treatment of a problem before attempting a much more exact mathematical treatment; when the results of the latter are not readily interpretable, I have given an elucidation. Another problem which often concerns students is the reliability of results obtained using approximate methods; I have, therefore, discussed this in fair detail in critical cases. When dealing with controversial issues, I have done my very best to be fair. To conceal one's opinions entirely would probably make for a very dull book. I trust, however, that I have given enough for the reader previously unfamiliar with these controversies to form his own judge ment.

Poly-Modeling with 3ds Max

Thinking Outside of the Box

Author: Todd Daniele

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Art

Page: 288

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Polymodeling is a modeling technique used in 3d modeling. Unlike box modeling, or other forms of modeling where you start out with a basic form or primitive object that determines the mass of an object, artists can use the polygon (the basic building block of all of the primitives available in 3ds Max). This approach allows for more control over the flow, placement and detail of the meshes that are built. Placement of vertices/points, edges and all other sub-elements that build our models is determined by the user, rather than pre-determined by a computer generated primitive. This book is a collection of tips, tricks and techniques on how to create professional models for advertising on T.V and the web. The author has tons of industry experience using Max toward this end, and he shares the secrets of his trade. As Production Modeler for some of today's hottest studios (including GuerillaFx, Coke Zero, MTV, Old Navy, Nike, Target, HP) Todd Daniele brings real-world experience to the book. Daniele teaches the technical aspects of polymodeling, while showing how to ultimately create content in a dynamic, efficient manner. Associated web site offers instructional files that show the models in progressive stages of development; plus a supporting internet forum: readers can log-on to this forum to ask questions or comment on anything covered in the book.

Python Essential Reference

Author: David M. Beazley

Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Python Essential Reference, 3rd Edition, is a comprehensive reference to the Python programming language. The focus of& this latest& edition is to add coverage of significant new features and new library modules added to the language over the past five years.& Clearly written with concise organization, & the new& features covered& include new style classes, unification of types and classes, xmlrpclip, intertools, bz2 and optparse, making it the most up-to-date Python book on the market.

Information Seeking in Electronic Environments

Author: Gary Marchionini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Describes how the strategies we use to locate information have begun to change as a result of computers and telecommunications technology.

Multicriterion Decision in Management

Principles and Practice

Author: Jean-Charles Pomerol

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

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Second, there is discrete multicriterion decision making, which is concerned with choices among a finite number of possible alternatives such as projets, investments, decisions, etc. This is the focus of this book." "The book is intended for use by practitioners (managers, consultants), researchers, and students in engineering and business."--BOOK JACKET.

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

A Guide for Libraries

Author: Carol Alabaster

Publisher: American Library Association

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Page: 192

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A flurry of controversy erupts whenever anyone comes up with a best book list. Libraries face challenges in selecting a nucleus of best books, while making sure their best of are actually used by library customers. This handbook offers step-by-step instructions on not only how to build a core collection from scratch but also how to maintain and revitalize an existing collection. Building on the basics, it offers advice on developing a collection policy statement, selecting user-appropriate sources and ultimately serving your constituency with the best possible collection.

XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

Author: Michael Kay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Computers

Page: 1368

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Combining coverage of both XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0, this book is the definitive reference to the final recommendation status versions of both specifications. The authors start by covering the concepts in XSLT and XPath, and then delve into elements, operators, expressions with syntax, usage, and examples. Some of the specific topics covered include XSLT processing model, stylesheet structure, serialization, extensibility, and many others. In addition to online content that includes error codes, the book also has case studies you'll find applicable to your own challenges.

Nonparametric Statistical Methods

Author: Myles Hollander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 848

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Praise for the Second Edition “This book should be an essential part of the personallibrary of every practicingstatistician.”—Technometrics Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of NonparametricStatistical Methods includes additional modern topics andprocedures, more practical data sets, and new problems fromreal-life situations. The book continues to emphasize theimportance of nonparametric methods as a significant branch ofmodern statistics and equips readers with the conceptual andtechnical skills necessary to select and apply the appropriateprocedures for any given situation. Written by leading statisticians, Nonparametric StatisticalMethods, Third Edition provides readers with crucialnonparametric techniques in a variety of settings, emphasizing theassumptions underlying the methods. The book provides an extensivearray of examples that clearly illustrate how to use nonparametricapproaches for handling one- or two-sample location and dispersionproblems, dichotomous data, and one-way and two-way layoutproblems. In addition, the Third Edition features: The use of the freely available R software to aid incomputation and simulation, including many new R programs writtenexplicitly for this new edition New chapters that address density estimation, wavelets,smoothing, ranked set sampling, and Bayesian nonparametrics Problems that illustrate examples from agricultural science,astronomy, biology, criminology, education, engineering,environmental science, geology, home economics, medicine,oceanography, physics, psychology, sociology, and spacescience Nonparametric Statistical Methods, Third Edition is anexcellent reference for applied statisticians and practitioners whoseek a review of nonparametric methods and their relevantapplications. The book is also an ideal textbook forupper-undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in appliednonparametric statistics.

Tropical Archaeobotany

Applications and New Developments

Author: Jon G. Hather

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reifenberg Parameterizations for Sets with Holes

Author: Guy David

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 102

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The authors extend the proof of Reifenberg's Topological Disk Theorem to allow the case of sets with holes, and give sufficient conditions on a set $E$ for the existence of a bi-Lipschitz parameterization of $E$ by a $d$-dimensional plane or smooth manifold. Such a condition is expressed in terms of square summability for the P. Jones numbers $\beta_1(x,r)$. In particular, it applies in the locally Ahlfors-regular case to provide very big pieces of bi-Lipschitz images of $\mathbb R^d$.

Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology

Examining Technology Through Production and Use

Author: Jeffrey R. Ferguson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

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Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology is a guide for the design of archaeological experiments for both students and scholars. Experimental archaeology provides a unique opportunity to corroborate conclusions with multiple trials of repeatable experiments and can provide data otherwise unavailable to archaeologists without damaging sites, remains, or artifacts. Each chapter addresses a particular classification of material culture-ceramics, stone tools, perishable materials, composite hunting technology, butchering practices and bone tools, and experimental zooarchaeology-detailing issues that must be considered in the development of experimental archaeology projects and discussing potential pitfalls. The experiments follow coherent and consistent research designs and procedures and are placed in a theoretical context, and contributors outline methods that will serve as a guide in future experiments. This degree of standardization is uncommon in traditional archaeological research but is essential to experimental archaeology. The field has long been in need of a guide that focuses on methodology and design. This book fills that need not only for undergraduate and graduate students but for any archaeologist looking to begin an experimental research project.