Discrete Event Systems Modeling and Control

Discrete Event Systems  Modeling and Control
Author: S. Balemi,P. Kozák,R. Smedinga
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3034891202
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discrete Event Systems Modeling and Control Book Excerpt:

Research of discrete event systems is strongly motivated by applications in flex ible manufacturing, in traffic control and in concurrent and real-time software verification and design, just to mention a few important areas. Discrete event system theory is a promising and dynamically developing area of both control theory and computer science. Discrete event systems are systems with non-numerically-valued states, inputs, and outputs. The approaches to the modelling and control of these systems can be roughly divided into two groups. The first group is concerned with the automatic design of controllers from formal specifications of logical requirements. This re search owes much to the pioneering work of P.J. Ramadge and W.M. Wonham at the beginning of the eighties. The second group deals with the analysis and op timization of system throughput, waiting time, and other performance measures for discrete event systems. The present book contains selected papers presented at the Joint Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES'92) held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on Au gust 26-28, 1992 and organized by the Institute of Information Theory and Au tomation of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechoslovakia, by the Automatic Control Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) , Zurich, Switzerland, and by the Department of Computing Science of the University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Language and Logic

Language and Logic
Author: Johan van der Auwera
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1985-01-01
ISBN: 9027250022
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language and Logic Book Excerpt:

In this volume Van der Auwera attempts to clarify the idea that language reflects both mind and reality and to elucidate the reflection idea by turning it into the cornerstone of a linguistic theory of meaning.

Speaking of Animals

Speaking of Animals
Author: Robert Allen Palmatier
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0313294909
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking of Animals Book Excerpt:

Entries include a definition, date of first use, source of the definition, animal on which it is based, and more

Picture Books Plus

Picture Books Plus
Author: Sue McCleaf Nespeca,Joan B. Reeve
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780838908402
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture Books Plus Book Excerpt:

Why use picture books with children? -- Extending picture books through art -- Extending picture books through drama -- Extending picture books through music -- Extending picture books through math -- Extending picture books through science.

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat E Book

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat   E Book
Author: Jane E. Sykes,Craig E. Greene
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1376
Release: 2013-09-27
ISBN: 0323266215
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat E Book Book Excerpt:

The definitive reference for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small animal infections, Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition delivers current, comprehensive information essential to the management of infectious diseases caused by viruses, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and unknown agents. Each section guides you through diagnostic testing for specific microorganisms, from sample collection to laboratory submission to interpretation of results, then details appropriate treatment measures and pharmacologic considerations for the various related infections. Full-color illustrations and hundreds of tables provide quick, convenient access to diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines, and thoroughly updated drug information helps you confidently administer appropriate dosages for the most effective treatment and prevention. The most comprehensive infectious disease coverage available helps you confidently address clinical problems related to infectious diseases in dogs and cats, and includes: Immunization strategies and environmental control of infections Immunodeficiency disorders Prevention of infection in multi-pet and shelter settings Immunocompromised people and their pets Vibrant full-color illustrations clarify disease features and modes of disease transmission for enhanced diagnostic accuracy and disease prevention. Convenient tables deliver therapeutic recommendations and drug dosages at a glance. Complete antimicrobial drug formulary provides fast, easy access to indications, recommended dosages, and pharmacologic considerations essential for all relevant pharmaceuticals. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing procedures help you ensure accurate diagnoses for all clinically relevant pathogens. Content reflects the expert insight and vast clinical experience of a panel of trusted authorities on small animal infectious diseases. Easy-to-use companion website provides convenient online access to additional images, tables, boxes, appendices, and references linked directly to original PubMed abstracts. Expanded coverage of zoonoses, zoonotic potential, and precautions helps you effectively monitor and treat zoonotic infections. Fully updated drug formulary reflects the most current pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, handling and administration guidelines, and dosage recommendations available. Updated content throughout the text details current diagnostic testing regimens and therapeutic and preventive considerations for all pathogens you're likely to encounter in the clinical setting. Special focus on disease incidence and susceptibility in traveling animals helps you alert animal owners to potential risks associated with pet travel.

A Readers Theatre Treasury of Stories

A Readers Theatre Treasury of Stories
Author: Win Braun,Carl Braun
Publsiher: Portage & Main Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781895805345
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Readers Theatre Treasury of Stories Book Excerpt:

This book describes the many uses and benefits of readers theatre. Readers Theatre is a cooperative or shared reading of a poem, story or lyrics of a favourite song. Two or more readers can take part. Even if a piece is scripted for only two readers, and you want more than two readers to participate, assign parts to a duet or chorus. And there are times when you will want to give a part to a weaker and stronger reader for practice, so that one reader supports the other till both feel comfortable enough to read independently. Simple as that.

Psychology Library Editions Psychology of Reading

Psychology Library Editions  Psychology of Reading
Author: Various Authors
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 4050
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN: 1351335987
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology Library Editions Psychology of Reading Book Excerpt:

The psychology of reading investigates the process by which readers extract visual information from written text and make sense of it. Psychology Library Editions: Psychology of Reading (11 Volumes) brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1980 and 1995. The set includes topics such as dyslexia and the relationship between speech and reading.

Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse Volume 1 Genetics of Behavioral Phenotypes

Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse  Volume 1  Genetics of Behavioral Phenotypes
Author: Wim E. Crusio,Frans Sluyter,Robert T. Gerlai,Susanna Pietropaolo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN: 1107355575
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse Volume 1 Genetics of Behavioral Phenotypes Book Excerpt:

The first volume in the new Cambridge Handbooks in Behavioral Genetics series, Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse provides baseline information on normal behaviors, essential in both the design of experiments using genetically modified or pharmacologically treated animals and in the interpretation and analyses of the results obtained. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the genetics of naturally occurring variation in mouse behavior, from perception and spontaneous behaviors such as exploration, aggression, social interactions and motor behaviors, to reinforced behaviors such as the different types of learning. Also included are numerous examples of potential experimental problems, which will aid and guide researchers trying to troubleshoot their own studies. A lasting reference, the thorough and comprehensive reviews offer an easy entrance into the extensive literature in this field, and will prove invaluable to students and specialists alike.

The Unknown Component Problem

The Unknown Component Problem
Author: Tiziano Villa,Nina Yevtushenko,Robert K. Brayton,Alan Mishchenko,Alexandre Petrenko,Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN: 9780387687599
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Component Problem Book Excerpt:

The Problem of the Unknown Component: Theory and Applications addresses the issue of designing a component that, combined with a known part of a system, conforms to an overall specification. The authors tackle this problem by solving abstract equations over a language. The most general solutions are studied when both synchronous and parallel composition operators are used. The abstract equations are specialized to languages associated with important classes of automata used for modeling systems. The book is a blend of theory and practice, which includes a description of a software package with applications to sequential synthesis of finite state machines. Specific topologies interconnecting the components, exact and heuristic techniques, and optimization scenarios are studied. Finally the scope is enlarged to domains like testing, supervisory control, game theory and synthesis for special omega languages. The authors present original results of the authors along with an overview of existing ones.

The Mysterious Magickal Cat

The Mysterious Magickal Cat
Author: D.J. Conway
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 0738757500
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mysterious Magickal Cat Book Excerpt:

If a black cat crosses your path, you will have good luck.—England If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.—America The Magick of Claw and Whisker Very few animals have evoked such extremes in emotions—from admiration to fear—as the feline family. Cats are mysterious, mystical creatures who can do anything from predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to reacting to haunted buildings and following the movement of things you can't see. We are fascinated by cats and their behavior, their regal bearing, and their intelligence, yet we are unnerved by their inscrutable stare and savage natural instincts. In The Mysterious, Magickal Cat you will discover: The origins of cats, big and small Little-known details about cat anatomy and behavior How to read a cat's verbal and non-verbal communication The cat in ancient history and superstition Feline deities from around the world Sacred breeds and temple lore Felines in folklore, literature, and art Cat spells for healing animals or humans, finding a true love, attracting prosperity, seeking protection, building courage, and more Gain a complete look at this beguiling creature: from what it means when a cat flicks its tail to how you can use discarded whiskers for magickal spells. Explore the lore of cats big and small, and discover how other cultures have honored cats throughout the ages.

Computational Models of Reading

Computational Models of Reading
Author: Erik D. Reichle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2021
ISBN: 019537066X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Models of Reading Book Excerpt:

"This book describes computational models of reading, or models that simulate and explain the mental processes that support the reading of text. The book provides introductory chapters on both reading research and computer models. The central chapters of the book then review what has been learned about reading from empirical research on four core reading processes: word identification, sentence processing, discourse representation, and how these three processes are coordinated with visual processing, attention, and eye-movement control. These central chapters also review an influential sample of computer models that have been developed to explain these key empirical findings, as well as comparative analyses of those models. The final chapter attempts to integrate this empirical and theoretical work be both describing a new comprehensive model of reading, Über-Reader, and reporting several simulations to illustrate how the model accounts for many of the basic phenomena related to reading"--

Evolution

Evolution
Author: Monroe W. Strickberger
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780763738242
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution Book Excerpt:

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 1607106701
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader Book Excerpt:

Long ago, Bathroom Reader fans everywhere cried out in terror when Uncle John’s legendary 5th, 6th, and 7th editions were taken out of print. But then they rejoiced at the release of this ginormous book: Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader! Weighing in at a whopping 673 pages, the entire texts of those long-lost editions have been reanimated into one of the BRI’s all-time best sellers. You’ll be rewarded with thousands of amazing facts, hundreds of incredible quotations, and dozens of short, medium, and long articles (and a few extra-long ones, too), covering history, sports, politics, origins, language, blunders, and more. Find out what half a million readers already know: Legendary Lost is quintessential Uncle John. A few examples: * Pizza history * The Godzilla quiz * How Wall Street got rich * The strange fate of the Dodo bird * The best of the worst country song titles * People who were famous for 15 minutes * Miss Piggy’s timeless wisdom * Accidental discoveries * The king of farts And much, much, much, much more!

The Belated Witness

The Belated Witness
Author: Michael G. Levine
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780804755559
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Belated Witness Book Excerpt:

The Belated Witness examines major works by Art Spiegelman, Cynthia Ozick, Christa Wolf, and Paul Celan, focusing specifically on the unsettling configuration of birth-as-death trauma around which these texts are organized.

The Cat Who Thought Too Much An Essay Into Felinity

The Cat Who Thought Too Much   An Essay Into Felinity
Author: Robin D. Gill
Publsiher: Paraverse Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0984092323
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cat Who Thought Too Much An Essay Into Felinity Book Excerpt:

Imagine a cat who mastered more tricks than a highly trained dog, covered up cans of food he did not want to eat before they were opened and could delicately touch a tiny finger-spun top repeatedly without stopping it. Han-chan was such a cat. His memory, preserved in notes and sketches, inspired an authority on stereotypes of national character and translator of Edo era Japanese poetry to essay out of his fields of expertise and into felinity. Sample chapters: The animal that kneads the world. / Conversing with cats: easier in Japanese? / Smiling with closed eyes, or far from Ecotopia. /Are cats the most or least false animal. / Beauty: Is it relative or . . . is it the cat? / A little red mouse, or are we keeping the right pet? / The third-generation tanuki - a new theory of domestication. Observations are coupled with thought about things such as 1) whether the altered behavior usually explained as saving face or covering up weakness is not more like improvisation that, retrospectively, makes melodic sense of what would be wrong notes by offsetting or dream-style logic that, ever present, keeps the flow from breaking. 2) Cats, or some cats, may avoid trauma from bad experiences by convincing themselves it was only a nightmare and continuing to hope until they can cope. 3) Cats demonstrate their social nature by showing off their catches, sleeping together in the cold and behaving themselves, but most are, unfortunately, like so-called feral children: because they are separated from their family while too young to have socialized, they re-enforce the stereotype of the independent asocial cat. One can only understand felinity by living with generations of cats under one roof. The author did this. People who liked Barbara Holland's "Secrets of the Cat," the cat chapter in Vicki Hearne's "Adam's Task" and Leonard Michaels' "A Cat" will probably purr while reading this.

Daily Poetry

Daily Poetry
Author: Carol Simpson
Publsiher: Good Year Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 1596473010
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Poetry Book Excerpt:

Select a "poem of the week" and then follow this book's Monday-to-Friday schedule of activities for deepening students' appreciation of that poem. Choose your own poem or use one of the 39 supplied in this book as reproducible handouts; each of the book's poems comes with half a dozen or more activities related to the poem's language and its themes, a list of related poems and children's books, and a writing assignment based on a reproducible handout. The book also describes 12 activity ideas that will work with any poem. Grades K-3. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 288 pages.

RNA Polymerase and Associated Factors

RNA Polymerase and Associated Factors
Author: Sankar Adhya,Susan Garges
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2003-12-18
ISBN: 9780080522593
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RNA Polymerase and Associated Factors Book Excerpt:

RNA polymerase is molecule important to gene transcription. Along with associated factors, RNA polymerase is part of the process in which RNA is transcribed to produce a protein. * Construction and purification of RNA polymerases * DNA microarrays and bacterial gene expression * Functional analysis of transcription factors

Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Probability
Author: Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2014-07-24
ISBN: 146657559X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Probability Book Excerpt:

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.

Introduction to Probability Second Edition

Introduction to Probability  Second Edition
Author: Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2019-02-08
ISBN: 0429766734
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Probability Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment. The second edition adds many new examples, exercises, and explanations, to deepen understanding of the ideas, clarify subtle concepts, and respond to feedback from many students and readers. New supplementary online resources have been developed, including animations and interactive visualizations, and the book has been updated to dovetail with these resources. Supplementary material is available on Joseph Blitzstein’s website www. stat110.net. The supplements include: Solutions to selected exercises Additional practice problems Handouts including review material and sample exams Animations and interactive visualizations created in connection with the edX online version of Stat 110. Links to lecture videos available on ITunes U and YouTube There is also a complete instructor's solutions manual available to instructors who require the book for a course.

Witchcraft Witches and Violence in Ghana

Witchcraft  Witches  and Violence in Ghana
Author: Mensah Adinkrah
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 1782385614
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witchcraft Witches and Violence in Ghana Book Excerpt:

Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including inexplicable illnesses and untimely deaths. As in other historical periods and other societies, in contemporary Ghana, alleged witches are typically female, elderly, poor, and marginalized. Childhood socialization in homes and schools, exposure to mass media, and other institutional mechanisms ensure that witchcraft beliefs are transmitted across generations and entrenched over time. This book provides a detailed account of Ghanaian witchcraft beliefs and practices and their role in fueling violent attacks on alleged witches by aggrieved individuals and vigilante groups.