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  • Color Management Technology Engineering Nonfiction
    Color Management Technology Engineering Nonfiction

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    Color Management serves as a comprehensive guide to the implementation of the ICC (International Color Consortium) profile specification, widely used for maintaining color fidelity across multi-media imaging devices and software. The book draws together many of the White Papers produced by the ICC to promote the use of color management and disseminate good practice; the ICC specification has become widely accepted within the color industry, and these papers have been updated, expanded and edited for this collection. Other chapters comprise material that will go on to form future ICC White Papers, as well as some original content. The ICC review process ensures that the material and recommendations included are collaborative, reflecting the input of the wide community of color and imaging scientists and developers who make up its membership. Readers can be assured of the best advice for achieving optimum results. Provides an overview of color management in applications and the role of ICC profiles in a color reproduction system. Presents user guidelines on color measurement procedures and discusses measurement issues for media such as optically-brightened papers and inkjet prints. Offers comprehensive guidance on the latest version of the specification and the application of the perceptual rendering intent with its reference gamut. Examines the construction and benefits of different types of ICC profiles, and sets out compliance test considerations, implementation notes and evaluation of profile quality. Includes a glossary of terms. This book is written for color and imaging scientists developing, implementing and using color management systems within a range of imaging devices and software. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students will also find the book of use.
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  • Soil Degradation in the United States
    Soil Degradation in the United States

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    Soil degradation, a decline in soil quality due to anthropogenic perturbations, is a serious threat with negative impacts on agriculture and the environment. The assessment and monitoring of all forms of degradation is essential to the evaluation of negative trends and implementation of mitigating technologies. Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends is an assessment of current trends and geographic hot spots. It not only describes the types of soil degradation, but also evaluates the processes and triggers that cause the damage. Written by world-renowned leaders in the field of soil science, the book is thematically divided into three sections: Section I addresses basic processes and discusses concepts and definitions, land use change, and global trends. Section II provides the data on soil degradation by various processes such as water and wind erosion, salt build-up, and soil contamination. Section III summarizes the magnitude and severity of degradation and addresses policy issues in relation to economic and environmental impact. Several appendices provide much needed information on past trends and future projections. This book is a state-of-the-art compendium that provides a ready reference and data source for soil scientists, agronomists, environmentalists, land managers, and policy makers.
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  • Interpreting the CMMI (R)
    Interpreting the CMMI (R)

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    Written by experienced process improvement professionals who have developed and implemented computer based systems in organizations around the world, Interpreting the CMMIÃ?: A Process Improvement Approach, Second Edition provides you with specific techniques for performing process improvement. Employing everyday language and supported by real world examples, the authors describe the fundamental concepts of the CMMI model, covering goals, practices, architecture, and definitions, and provide a structured approach for implementing the concepts of the CMMI into any organization. They discuss getting started in the process improvement effort, as well as how to continue on to high maturity. They walk you through the myriad of charts and graphs involved in statistical process control and offer practical recommendations. They also provide information on blending different process improvement initiatives into organizational programs (including agile development), and in this edition include more in-depth information. The authors distill the knowledge gained in their combined 70 years of experience in project management, software engineering, systems engineering, metrics, quality assurance, appraisals, training, process improvement, and team building. Whether you are new to process improvement or an experienced professional, this volume will save you time wasted on false starts, false promises by marketers, and failed deadlines. The authors have been responsible for successfully implementing process improvement in several different organizations. This book is based on real-life experience, not on academic theories. It provides workable solutions to inherent challenges such as appropriate roles and responsibility, resistance to change, and meaningful documentation, thus transforming CMMI concepts into practical applications.
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  • Software Engineering Quality Practices
    Software Engineering Quality Practices

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    Learn how to attract and keep successful software professionals Software Engineering Quality Practices describes how software engineers and the managers that supervise them can develop quality software in an effective, efficient, and professional manner. This volume conveys practical advice quickly and clearly while avoiding the dogma that surrounds the software profession. It concentrates on what the real requirements of a system are, what constitutes an appropriate solution, and how you can ensure that the realized solution fulfills the desired qualities of relevant stakeholders. The book also discusses how successful organizations attract and keep people who are capable of building high-quality systems. The author succinctly describes the nature and fundamental principles of design and incorporates them into an architectural framework, enabling you to apply the framework to the development of quality software for most applications. The text also analyzes engineering requirements, identifies poor requirements, and demonstrates how bad requirements can be transformed via several important quality practices.
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  • The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction
    The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction

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    A comprehensive review of the current state of research and use of task analysis for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), this multi-authored and diligently edited handbook offers the best reference source available on this diverse subject whose foundations date to the turn of the last century. Each chapter begins with an abstract and is cross-referenced and indexed to other chapters. Divided into five parts--each prefaced with a rationale and brief summary of its chapters--this volume presents contemporary thinking about task analysis together with a representative set of methods. Part I opens with seven chapters that form a book-within-a-book and introduce most of the main concepts, methods, and techniques discussed in more detail in later parts. Part II describes the use of task analysis in commercial IT projects and recognizes some of the important constraints on its use. Part III primarily concentrates on human issues--most relying on some particular psychological or ergonomic model. Part IV presents task analysis methods targeted at software engineering development. These methods, particularly where supported by CASE tools, are therefore practical for use in commercial projects. Lastly, Part V focuses on outstanding issues associated with task analysis, highlighting the main problems with it and analyzing how these might be resolved in due course. Academic researchers, post-graduate students and final year undergraduates, as well as practicing HCI professionals and hardcore task analysts, including industrialists, psychologists, and computer scientists all benefit from this Handbook.
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  • Software Defined Radio
    Software Defined Radio

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    The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) establishes an implementation-independent framework for the development of Joint Tactical Radio System software configurable radios. It specifies the Operating Environment, services and interfaces that applications use.Software Defined Radio: The Software Communications Architecture focuses on the issues and benefits associated with developing a radio system in compliance with the SCA specification. This book provides a comprehensive, practical introduction to building a SCA-compliant system taking the reader through the historical and conceptual background to help filling in the gaps between the intent of the SCA specification and the practice.Key features:Presents a practical approach to the Software Communications ArchitectureProvides an example-oriented understanding of the usage of the SCA and thus allows the reader to extend the concepts and practice to more complicated multi-processor distributed environments.Covers the Operating Environment: a Core framework, CORBA middleware, POSIX operating systems and Domain profiles.Features an accompanying website with appendices, and links to further information on the SCA.This invaluable reference will provide applications programmers, designers, professional researchers, wireless manufacturers and operators with an indispensable guide to the Software Communications Architecture. Advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on mobile and wireless communications courses will also find this to be an excellent guide to the topic.
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  • Scams and Swindles
    Scams and Swindles

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    Scams and Swindles Phishing. Spoofing. ID Theft. Nigerian Advance Schemes. Investment Frauds. How to Recognize and Avoid Financial Rip-Offs in the Internet Age. The Silver Lake Editors ISBN: 1-56343-786-4 Trade Paperback (4-1/2"x 8-1/2") 288 pages
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  • Identity Theft
    Identity Theft

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    Identity Theft How to Protect Your Name, Your Credit and Your Vital Information…and What to Do When Someone Hijacks Any of These The Silver Lake Editors ISBN: 1-56343-777-5 Trade Paperback (4-1/2"x 8-1/2") 264 pages
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  • Thermal Design of Electronic Equipment
    Thermal Design of Electronic Equipment

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    In a field where change and growth is inevitable, new electronic packaging problems continually arise. Smaller, more powerful devices are prone to overheating, causing intermittent system failures, corrupted signals, lower MTBF, and outright system failure. Since convection cooling is the heat transfer path most engineers take to deal with thermal problems, it is appropriate to gain as much understanding about the underlying mechanisms of fluid motion as possible. Thermal Design of Electronic Equipment is the only book that specifically targets the formulas used by electronic packaging and thermal engineers. It presents heat transfer equations dealing with polyalphaolephin (PAO), silicone oils, perfluorocarbons, and silicate ester-based liquids. Instead of relying on theoretical expressions and text explanations, the author presents empirical formulas and practical techniques that allow you to quickly solve nearly any thermal engineering problem in electronic packaging.
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  • Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners
    Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners

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    Based on the authors' combined experience of seventy years working on projects around the globe, Construction Equipment Management for Engineers, Estimators, and Owners contains hands-on, how-to information that you can put to immediate use. Taking an approach that combines analytical and practical results, this is a valuable reference for a wide range of individuals and organizations within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. The authors delineate the evolution of construction equipment, setting the stage for specific, up-to-date information on the state-of-the-art in the field. They cover estimating equipment ownership, operating cost, and how to determine economic life and replacement policy as well as how to schedule a production-driven, equipment-intensive project that achieves target production rates and meets target equipment-related unit costs and profits. The book includes a matrix for the selection of equipment and identifies common pitfalls of project equipment selection and how to avoid them. It describes how to develop an OSHA job safety analysis for an equipment-intensive project, making this sometimes onerous but always essential task easier. The authors' diverse and broad experience makes this a book that ranges from the rigorous mathematical analysis of equipment operations to the pragmatic discussion of the equipment maintenance programs needed to guarantee that the production predicted in a cost estimate occurs.
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  • Control and Automation of Electrical Power Distribution Systems
    Control and Automation of Electrical Power Distribution Systems

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    Implementing the automation of electric distribution networks, from simple remote control to the application of software-based decision tools, requires many considerations, such as assessing costs, selecting the control infrastructure type and automation level, deciding on the ambition level, and justifying the solution through a business case. Control and Automation of Electric Power Distribution Systems addresses all of these issues to aid you in resolving automation problems and improving the management of your distribution network. Bringing together automation concepts as they apply to utility distribution systems, this volume presents the theoretical and practical details of a control and automation solution for the entire distribution system of substations and feeders. The fundamentals of this solution include depth of control, boundaries of control responsibility, stages of automation, automation intensity levels, and automated device preparedness. To meet specific performance goals, the authors discuss distribution planning, performance calculations, and protection to facilitate the selection of the primary device, associated secondary control, and fault indicators. The book also provides two case studies that illustrate the business case for distribution automation (DA) and methods for calculating benefits, including the assessment of crew time savings. As utilities strive for better economies, DA, along with other tools described in this volume, help to achieve improved management of the distribution network. Using Control and Automation of Electric Power Distribution Systems, you can embark on the automation solution best suited for your needs.
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  • Signal Processing of Power Quality Disturbances
    Signal Processing of Power Quality Disturbances

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    Bridging the gap between power quality and signal processingThis innovative new text brings together two leading experts, one from signal processing and the other from power quality. Combining their fields of expertise, they set forth and investigate various types of power quality disturbances, how measurements of these disturbances are processed and interpreted, and, finally, the use and interpretation of power quality standards documents.As a practical aid to readers, the authors make a clear distinction between two types of power quality disturbances:Variations: disturbances that are continuously presentEvents: disturbances that occur occasionallyA complete analysis and full set of tools are provided for each type of disturbance:Detailed examination of the origin of the disturbanceSignal processing measurement techniques, including advanced techniques and those techniques set forth in standards documentsInterpretation and analysis of measurement dataMethods for further processing the features extracted from the signal processing into site and system indicesThe depth of coverage is outstanding: the authors present and analyze material that is not covered in the standards nor found in the scientific literature. This text is intended for two groups of readers: students and researchers in power engineering who need to use signal processing techniques for power system applications, and students and researchers in signal processing who need to perform power system disturbance analyses and diagnostics. It is also highly recommended for any engineer or utility professional involved in power quality monitoring.
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  • Food Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents
    Food Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

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    Stabilisers, thickeners and gelling agents are extracted from a variety of natural raw materials and incorporated into foods to give the structure, flow, stability and eating qualities desired by consumers. These additives include traditional materials such as starch, a thickener obtained from many land plants; gelatine, an animal by-product giving characteristic melt-in-the-mouth gels; and cellulose, the most abundant structuring polymer in land plants. Seed gums and other materials derived from sea plants extend the range of polymers. Recently-approved additives include the microbial polysaccharides of xanthan, gellan and pullulan. This book is a highly practical guide to the use of polymers in food technology to stabilise, thicken and gel foods, resulting in consistent, high quality products. The information is designed to be easy to read and assimilate. New students will find chapters presented in a standard format, enabling key points to be located quickly. Those with more experience will be able to compare and contrast different materials and gain a greater understanding of the interactions that take place during food production. This concise, modern review of hydrocolloid developments will be a valuable teaching resource and reference text for all academic and practical workers involved in hydrocolloids in particular, and food development and production in general.
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  • Orthogonal Methods for Array Synthesis
    Orthogonal Methods for Array Synthesis

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    The first time that such a complete systematic analysis of the mathematical and numerical techniques related to the orthogonal methods has been given. With the explosion of the wireless world, greater emphasis than ever before is being placed on the effective design of antennas. Orthogonal Methods for Array Synthesis outlines several procedures of orthogonal methods suitable for antenna array synthesis. The book presents a simple approach to the design of antenna arrays to enable the reader to use the classical Orthogonal Method for synthesis of linear arrays. This theory-based book, which includes rapid, effective solutions to design problems for communications applications and broadcasting, is amply illustrated with real-world examples and case studies. Also included in the book is the ORAMA MS Windows-compatible computer tool, patented by Professor Sahalos and his team. Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of orthogonal methods including an analytical explanation of the orthogonal method (OM) and the orthogonal perturbation method (OP) Gives rapid, cost-effective solutions to antenna design problems for communications applications and broadcasting Illustrates all theory with practical applications gleaned from the author's extensive experience in the field of orthogonal advanced methods for antennas Providing a complete guide to the theory and applications of the Orthogonal Methods, this book is a must-read for antenna engineers and graduate students of electrical and computer engineering and physics.
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  • GeoDynamics
    GeoDynamics

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    While remote sensing gives a surface depiction of the world, its recent convergence with GIS enables richer depictions that can be used to simulate physical processes, identify trends, and make more accurate predictions. GeoDynamics is based on specialized lectures from an international field of experts, addressing remote sensing, spatially distributed modeling of land surface processes, and urban dynamics as part of the GeoComputation conference. It focuses on this symbiotic relationship in a detailed discussion of both remote sensing and spatially distributed dynamic modeling. The book analyzes recent developments in assembling geographical information such as: the ubiquitous deployment of portable measurement devices enabled with global positioning technology and its impact on the field; the management, benefits, and challenges of modeling dynamic processes in three dimensions; the implications of temporal granularity of simulations to predictions; and the appropriate representation of human factors in GIS. It illustrates the importance of incorporating interdisciplinary sciences to hone GIS capabilities, the advantage of sharing data and representations, and effective communication through visualization. This book establishes how these integrated technologies have become a central part of building spatial representations. GeoDynamics is a lasting record of this groundbreaking conference and a valuable contribution to the growing literature on GeoDynamics for academics and practitioners alike.
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