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Airpower Applied

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Airpower in Action tells the story of the evolution of airpower and its impact upon the history of warfare. Through a critical examination of twenty-nine case studies in which the United States in various coalitions and Israel played significant roles, the book offers perspectives on the political purpose, strategic meaning, and military importance of airpower. The authors demystify some of airpower's strategic history by extracting the most useful teachings to help military professionals and political leaders understand what airpower has to offer as a "continuation of politics by other means."Airpower in Action presents a spectrum of aerospace achievements, limitations, and potential that demonstrates how warfare has changed over the last few decades and why airpower has become a dominant factor in war. The case studies emphasize the importance of connecting policy and airpower: strategic effectiveness cannot substitute for poor statecraft. As the United States, its allies, and Israel have seen in their most recent applications of airpower, even the most robust and capable air weapon can never be more effective than the strategy and policy it is intended to support. By analyzing the operational history of the world's most battle-tested air forces, the case studies can help military professionals understand the political context in which air operations must be assessed-beyond technological and statistical data-and develop an appreciation of the strategic value of airpower, rather than follow the tactical land-centric line of reasoning that still dominates military thinking. As a whole, this study is intended to encourage military professionals to combine the insights gained from these historical events with their specific fields of expertise, and ultimately to incorporate their enhanced airpower competence into their discussions with political decision makers, nongovernmental organizations, and fellow officers of all services. The focus on lessons and prospects allow

Applied Ethics

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This best-selling text continues to fill an existing gap in the literature taught in applied ethics courses. As a growing number of courses that include the perspectives of diverse cultures are being added to the university curriculum, texts are needed that represent more multicultural and diverse histories and backgrounds. This new edition enhances gender coverage, as nearly half of the pieces are now authored by women. The new edition also increases the percentage of pieces written by those who come from a non-Western background. It offers twelve up-to-date articles (not found in previous editions) on human rights, environmental ethics, poverty, war and violence, gender, race, euthanasia, and abortion; all of these topics are addressed from Western and non-Western perspectives.

Applied Civilization

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This book is a condensation of more than 150 blog articles written on the subjects of civilization and group dynamics written over the last several years by the author. The aim is to hit the key points of these articles, giving the reader the core practical value from these blogs in a short, coherent read.

Applied Virology

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Applied Virology covers the practical applications of the developments in basic virology, not only to virology but to other disciplines as well, and demonstrates the impact of virus diseases on the environment, economy, and the health of man, animals, and plants. The book discusses topics on new virus vaccine technology and chemotherapy; the status of vaccination against viral diseases; and the epidemiology and diagnosis of viral diseases. The text provides information on the strategy used to produce virus vaccines; on antiviral chemical compounds; on simple, rapid, and specific diagnostic techniques; and on epidemiology in relation to the prevention and control of virus diseases. Noninfectious, synthetized peptides used as safe virus vaccines are reviewed with special attention to their immunogenicity, multispecificity, and usefulness in case of epidemics. Virologists will find the book useful.

Arithmetic Applied Mathematics

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Arithmetic Applied Mathematics deals with concepts of arithmetic applied mathematics and uses a computer, rather than a continuum, approach to the deterministic theories of particle mechanics. Models of classical physical phenomena are formulated from both Newtonian and special relativistic mechanics using only arithmetic. Definitions of energy and momentum are presented that are identical to those of continuum mechanics. Comprised of nine chapters, this book begins by exploring discrete modeling as it relates to Newtonian mechanics and special relativistic mechanics, paying particular attention to gravity. The reader is then introduced to long-range forces such as gravitation and short-range forces such as molecular attraction and repulsion; the N-body problem; and conservative and non-conservative models of complex physical phenomena. Subsequent chapters focus on the foundational concepts of special relativity; arithmetic special relativistic mechanics in one space dimension and three space dimensions; and Lorentz invariant computations. This monograph will be of interest to students and practitioners in the fields of mathematics and physics.

Applied Magic

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Applied Magic is a selection of Dion Fortune's writings on the practical applications of magical and esoteric techniques. She explains that everyone has the ability to access the invisible planes of existence (mind and spirit) which cannot be perceived with the physical senses. Provides invaluable guidance to anyone intent on increasing their inner awareness.

Applied Business Analytics

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Bridge the gap between analytics and execution, and actually translate analytics into better business decision-making! Now that you've collected data and crunched numbers, Applied Business Analytics reveals how to fully apply the information and knowledge you've gleaned from quants and tech teams. Nathaniel Lin explains why "analytics value chains" often break due to organizational and cultural issues, and offers "in the trenches" guidance for overcoming these obstacles. You'll discover why a special breed of "analytics deciders" is indispensable for any organization that seeks to compete on analytics… how to become one of those deciders… and how to identify, foster, support, empower, and reward others to join you. Lin draws on actual cases and examples from his own experience, augmenting them with hands-on examples and exercises to integrate analytics at all levels: from top-level business questions to low-level technical details. Along the way, you'll learn how to bring together analytics team members with widely diverse goals, knowledge, and backgrounds. Coverage includes: How analytical and conventional decision making differ - and the challenging implications How to determine who your analytics deciders are, and ought to be Proven best practices for actually applying analytics to decision-making How to optimize your use of analytics as an analyst, manager, executive, or C-level officer Applied Business Analytics will be invaluable to wide audiences of professionals, decision-makers, and consultants involved in analytics, including Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Scientists, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Strategy Officers, VPs of Analytics and/or Big Data, data scientists, business strategists, and line of business executives. It will also be exceptionally useful to students of analytics in any graduate, undergraduate, or certificate program, including candidates for INFORMS certification.

Applied Geography

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Applied Geography offers an invaluable introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography and provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research. Forty-nine leading experts in the field introduce and explore research which crosses the traditional boundary between physical and human geography. A wide range of key issues and contemporary debates are within the books main sections, which cover: natural and environmental hazards environmental change and management challenges of the human environment techniques of spatial analysis Applied geography is the application of geographic knowledge and skills to identify the nature and causes of social, economic and environmental problems and inform policies which lead to their resolution.

Applied Nanotechnology

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Applied Nanotechnology: The Conversion of Research Results to Products examines the commercial and social aspects of nanotechnology. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 presents an overview of nanotechnology. It discusses the definition of nanotechnology; the relationship between wealth, technology, and science; the relationship between nanotechnology and innovation; and the question of why one might wish to introduce nanotechnology. Part 2 explains the nanotechnology business and the applications of nanotechnology in a wide range of industries, including engineering, aerospace, automotive, food, textiles, information technologies, and health. Part 3 deals with specific commercial and financial aspects. These include business models for nanotechnology enterprises, demand assessment for nanotechnology products, and the design of nanotechnology products. Part 4 looks at the future of nanotechnology. It examines how nanotechnology can contribute to the big challenges faced by humanity, such as climate change and terrorism. Ethical issues are also considered, including risk, uncertainty, and regulation.

Applied Linear Regression

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Praise for the Third Edition ".this is an excellent book which could easily be used as a course text." -International Statistical Institute The Fourth Edition of Applied Linear Regression provides a thorough update of the basic theory and methodology of linear regression modeling. Demonstrating the practical applications of linear regression analysis techniques, the Fourth Edition uses interesting, real-world exercises and examples. Stressing central concepts such as model building, understanding parameters, assessing fit and reliability, and drawing conclusions, the new edition illustrates how to develop estimation, confidence, and testing procedures primarily through the use of least squares regression. While maintaining the accessible appeal of each previous edition, Applied Linear Regression, Fourth Edition features: Graphical methods stressed in the initial exploratory phase, analysis phase, and summarization phase of an analysis In-depth coverage of parameter estimates in both simple and complex models, transformations, and regression diagnostics Newly added material on topics including testing, ANOVA, and variance assumptions Updated methodology, such as bootstrapping, cross-validation binomial and Poisson regression, and modern model selection methods Applied Linear Regression, Fourth Edition is an excellent textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students, as well as an appropriate reference guide for practitioners and applied statisticians in engineering, business administration, economics, and the social sciences.

Applied Linguistics

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In this complete survey of the theories, methods, and key findings within applied linguistics, students are introduced to core research questions and the various approaches to tackling these. Provides a comprehensive introduction to this interdisciplinary field of research and practice, dealing with practical issues of language and communication Takes a problem-solving approach, introducing students to key research questions and guiding them through the various ways of tackling these Features additional study aids throughout, including chapter outlines, learning objectives, key terms, research questions and answers, study questions, and recommended further readings Enables students to identify every-day language and communication issues, and to draw on their own personal experiences Edited by a leading figure in the field, heading up an experienced and interdisciplinary team of contributors from the renowned department of applied linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London - resulting in unique combination of knowledge, skills, and strength from scholars who teach and research together

Applied Optimization

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The starting point in the formulation of any numerical problem is to take an intuitive idea about the problem in question and to translate it into precise mathematical language. This book provides step-by-step descriptions of how to formulate numerical problems and develops techniques for solving them. A number of engineering case studies motivate the development of efficient algorithms that involve, in some cases, transformation of the problem from its initial formulation into a more tractable form. Five general problem classes are considered: linear systems of equations, non-linear systems of equations, unconstrained optimization, equality-constrained optimization and inequality-constrained optimization. The book contains many worked examples and homework exercises and is suitable for students of engineering or operations research taking courses in optimization. Supplementary material including solutions, lecture slides and appendices are available online at www. cambridge.org/9780521855648.

Applied Economics

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This revised edition of Applied Economics is about fifty percent larger than the first edition. It now includes a chapter on the economics of immigration and new sections of other chapters on such topics as the "creative" financing of home-buying that led to the current "subprime" mortgage crisis, the economics of organ transplants, and the political and economic incentives that lead to money earmarked for highways being diverted to mass transit and to a general neglect of infrastructure. On these and other topics, its examples are drawn from around the world. Much material in the first edition has been updated and supplemented. The revised and enlarged edition of Applied Economics retains the easy readability of the first edition, even for people with no prior knowledge of economics.

Applied Colorimetry

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This book was born with a dual purpose. The first is to provide the hairstylist a suitable tool to deal with the problems they encounter in their daily work. I am sure many times it just happened to have an inventory shortage or even to find ourselves out of stocks in the warehouse, and we had to remedy with resourcefulness and tricks acquired from the experience accumulated over the years in our profession. The second purpose is to provide a real teaching tool for all those who come to this world of theory, practice, and lots of creativity. Getting familiar with the issues of colorimetry and apply them with satisfactory results, is not easy. Contents of the book: - 1.0 Biology - 2.0 Chemistry - 3.0 Tricho-chemistry - 4.0 Tricho-care - 5.0 Chemicals to avoid - 6.o Applied colorimetry - 7.0 Conceptual maps - 8.0 Glossary - 9.0 l ndex - 10.0 References - 57 Figures - 18 Conceptual maps - 7 Form ulas - 7 Charts - 7 Tests and verifications

Applied Economics

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This revised edition of Applied Economics is about fifty percent larger than the first edition. It now includes a chapter on the economics of immigration and new sections of other chapters on such topics as the "creative" financing of home-buying that led to the current "subprime" mortgage crisis, the economics of organ transplants, and the political and economic incentives that lead to money earmarked for highways being diverted to mass transit and to a general neglect of infrastructure. On these and other topics, its examples are drawn from around the world. Much material in the first edition has been updated and supplemented. The revised and enlarged edition of Applied Economics retains the easy readability of the first edition, even for people with no prior knowledge of economics.

Applied Welding Engineering

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A practical and in-depth guide to materials selection, welding techniques, and procedures, Applied Welding Engineering: Processes, Codes and Standards, provides expert advice for complying with international codes as well as working them into "day to day" design, construction and inspection activities. New content in this edition covers the standards and codes of the Canadian Welding Society, and the DNV standards in addition to updates to existing coverage of the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Welding Institute (UK). The book's four part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the science of metallurgy including but not limited to: Alloys, Physical Metallurgy, Structure of Materials, Non-Ferrous Materials, Mechanical Properties and Testing of Metals and Heal Treatment of Steels. This is followed by applications: Welding Metallurgy & Welding Processes, Nondestructive Testing, and Codes and Standards. Case studies are included in the book to provide a bridge between theory and the real world of welding engineering. Other topics addressed include: Mechanical Properties and Testing of Metals, Heat Treatment of Steels, Effect of Heat on Material During Welding, Stresses, Shrinkage and Distortion in Welding, Welding, Corrosion Resistant Alloys-Stainless Steel, Welding Defects and Inspection, Codes, Specifications and Standards. Rules for developing efficient welding designs and fabrication proceduresExpert advice for complying with international codes and standards from the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and The Welding Institute(UK)Practical in-depth instruction for the selection of the materials incorporated in the joint, joint inspection, and the quality control for the final product

Applied Economics

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This revised edition of Applied Economics is about fifty percent larger than the first edition. It now includes a chapter on the economics of immigration and new sections of other chapters on such topics as the "creative" financing of home-buying that led to the current "subprime" mortgage crisis, the economics of organ transplants, and the political and economic incentives that lead to money earmarked for highways being diverted to mass transit and to a general neglect of infrastructure. On these and other topics, its examples are drawn from around the world. Much material in the first edition has been updated and supplemented. The revised and enlarged edition of Applied Economics retains the easy readability of the first edition, even for people with no prior knowledge of economics.

Applied Dynamics

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Gain a Greater Understanding of How Key Components Work Using realistic examples from everyday life, including sports (motion of balls in air or during impact) and vehicle motions, Applied Dynamics emphasizes the applications of dynamics in engineering without sacrificing the fundamentals or rigor. The text provides a detailed analysis of the principles of dynamics and vehicle motions analysis. An example included in the topic of collisions is the famous "Immaculate Reception," whose 40th anniversary was recently celebrated by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Covers Stability and Response Analysis in Depth The book addresses two- and three-dimensional Newtonian mechanics, it covers analytical mechanics, and describes Lagrange's and Kane's equations. It also examines stability and response analysis, and vibrations of dynamical systems. In addition, the text highlights a developing interest in the industry-the dynamics and stability of land vehicles. Contains Lots of Illustrative Examples In addition to the detailed coverage of dynamics applications, over 180 examples and nearly 600 problems richly illustrate the concepts developed in the text. Topics covered include: General kinematics and kinetics Expanded study of two- and three-dimensional motion, as well as of impact dynamics Analytical mechanics, including Lagrange's and Kane's equations The stability and response of dynamical systems, including vibration analysis Dynamics and stability of ground vehicles Designed for classroom instruction appealing to undergraduate and graduate students taking intermediate and advanced dynamics courses, as well as vibration study and analysis of land vehicles, Applied Dynamics can also be used as an up-to-date reference in engineering dynamics for researchers and professional engineers.

Applied Welfare Economics

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What is the effect of a new infrastructure on the well-being of a local community? Is a tax reform desirable? Does the privatization of a telecommunication provider increase social welfare? To answer these questions governments and their policy advisors should have in mind an operative definition of social welfare, and cannot rely on simple official statistics, such as GDP. The price we observe are often misleading as welfare signals, and costs and benefits for the society should be based on 'shadow prices', revealing the social opportunity costs of goods and of changes of the world. This book explains how to apply these welfare economics ideas to the real world. After a theoretical discussion of the concept of social welfare, a critical analysis of the traditional doctrine of welfare economics embodied in the Two Fundamental Theorems, and a presentation of social cost-benefit analysis, the book introduce the readers to an applied framework. This includes the empirical estimation of shadow prices of goods, of the social cost of labour and capital, the assessment of risk. This book also includes the state of the art of international experience with CBA, including ex-post evaluation of major projects, economic rates of return in different sectors, and a case study on privatisation, is presented. This book offers a unique and original blend of theory, empirics and experience. The theoretical discussion clarifies why shadow prices are not virtual market equilibrium prices, as they arise as the solution of a planning problem, often with governments and economic agents constrained in their information and powers. The empirical chapters show how to compute proxies of the shadow prices in simple ways. The experience chapters draw from first hand research, gained by the Author and his collaborators over many years of advisory work for the European Commission and other international and national institutions.

Applied Fuzzy Systems

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Applied Fuzzy Systems provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of fuzzy systems theory and its application. This book discusses the development of high-level artificial intelligence and information processing systems, as well as the realization of fuzzy computers. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the fundamental problems addressed by fuzzy systems. This text then reviews standard computer logic or two-valued Boolean algebra. Other chapters consider bus scheduling, evaluation of structural reliability, applications of schema systems for decision-making, and processing of natural-language information and systems for medical diagnosis as examples of fuzzy expert systems. This book discusses as well a practical fuzzy expert system for durability evaluations of reinforced concrete slabs for bridges, along with an example of application. The final chapter deals with the important parts of the construction of fuzzy computers, their architecture, and the outlook for the future. This book is a valuable resource for engineers, mathematicians, technicians, and research workers.
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