February 1996 Volume 23 No. 1
Explorations with Mathcad Series
MathSoft, Inc. has introduced the first six titles in the Explorations with
Mathcad series of interactive books with built-in calculation software that
gives users the power to understand and solve a wide range of technical
problems. Targeted at professors and undergraduate and graduate students,
these interactive books provide a reference tool created to enhance learning
and meet course requirements.
The Explorations with Mathcad series incorporates MathSoft's Mathcad Engine
technology so they can be used independently of Mathcad while retaining
its intuitive "live math" environment. This integration of Mathcad's
technology provides a wealth of calculation and exploration tools and reference
materials that allows users to focus on application-specific content. The
user is given immediate access to mathematics, and can perform analyses
and the calculations interactively, right in the book.
The first six titles in this series are:
"Exploring Numerical Recipes" for engineering, science, math,
pre-med, economics and quantitative analysis students, is available on CD-ROM
and features over 140 algorithms.
"Explorations in Signal Processing" for engineering, science
and quantitative analysis students, is available on CD-ROM and features
more than 60 useful functions for signal processing.
"Queueing Theory" for math, engineering, business, finance,
statistics and quantitative analysis students, is available on diskette
and covers essential theory and formulas as well as practical examples.
"Exploring Statistics: Hypothesis Testing and Data Analysis"
for engineering, science, math, pre-med, economics and quantitative analysis
students, is available on CD-ROM and is appropriate for a variety of disciplines.
"The Essential Roark's" for mechanical and civil engineering
students - features thousands of "live" formulas from the classic
Roark's formulas for Stress and Strain (6th Edition) along with explanations
to help apply the formulas to real design problems.
"Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations" for engineering,
science, math, pre-med and economics students -- features a complete course
on ordinary differential equations that shows students how to put both the
theory and the actual equations to use immediately.
Published by MathSoft.
Behavior in Organizations -- Fifth Edition
Understanding how workers adapt to new challenges is integral to a successful
organization. The science of organizational behavior (OB) helps researchers
comprehend how people operate in organizations and how to manage their behavior
if individuals and companies are to flourish.
This fifth edition of "Behavior in Organizations" offers: increased
attention to organizational practices, and uses more examples of contemporary
companies; expanded coverage of the growing emphasis on organizational quality;
close attention to ethical issues in organizations; and emphasis on future
trends in organizational practices.
Published by Prentice Hall.
Projected Dynamical Systems and Variational Inequalities with Applications
The second volume in the International Series in Operations Research &
Management Science series, this book introduces a new methodology -- that
of "projected dynamical systems theory" -- to enable the understanding
and modeling of the interplay of factors and problems arising from competitive
systems in the economic world. In particular, the book develops a framework
in which to study and analyze dynamic problems ranging from congested urban
transportation systems to oligopolistic market equilibrium problems. The
book also provides computational procedures to compute solutions to what
are typically large-scale problems. In addition, the book discusses implementation
of the algorithms on massively parallel computer architectures and is filled
with numerical examples.
This monograph also relates the new approach to existing methodologies,
including that of variational inequalities.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Model Predictive Control in the Process Industry
Model Predictive Control (MPC) has developed considerably in the last few
years, within both the research community and industry. This can be attributed
to the fact that MPC is perhaps the most general way of posing the process
control problem in the time domain. MPC formulation integrates optimal control,
stochastic control, control of processes with dead time, multivariable control
and future references when available. Another advantage of MPC is its ability
to handle finite control horizon, constraints, and general non-linear processes,
which are frequently found in industry.
This book seeks to fill the gap between the empirical way in which practitioners
tend to use control algorithms and the powerful but sometimes abstractly
formulated techniques developed by control researchers.
Published by Springer-Verlag.
C Programming FAQs
The success of "C++ FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions indicates that
readers in this field are eager for an easy reference guide to C programming.
"C Programming FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions" is aimed at professional
programmers who need quick, concise answers to the stubborn questions which
invariably arise when programming in C. This reference book for the intermediate
to advanced C programmer, provides accurate answers, insightful explanations,
clarification of fine points, and extensive-code examples. Written by the
originator of the Usenet C FAQ, this book addresses the real-world problems
on C programming that are asked, again and again, on the comp.lang.c newsgroup.
C Programming FAQs:
Published by Addison Wesley.
- Provides concise answers to more than 300 most frequently asked questions;
- Provides definitively correct answers on issues which are widely misunderstood;
- Covers the languages as it is in a practical "nuts and bolts"
- Includes over twice as much information as the on-line Usenet/Internet
version, including more complete explanations and extensive code samples.
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