Building Proofs

Author: Suely Oliveira
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9814641324
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book introduces students to the art and craft of writing proofs, beginning with the basics of writing proofs and logic, and continuing on with more in-depth issues and examples of creating proofs in different parts of mathematics, as well as introducing proofs-of-correctness for algorithms. The creation of proofs is covered for theorems in both discrete and continuous mathematics, and in difficulty ranging from elementary to beginning graduate level. Just beyond the standard introductory courses on calculus, theorems and proofs become central to mathematics. Students often find this emphasis difficult and new. This book is a guide to understanding and creating proofs. It explains the standard “moves” in mathematical proofs: direct computation, expanding definitions, proof by contradiction, proof by induction, as well as choosing notation and strategies.

Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings

Author: Malcolm Holland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118250370
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"What's the Crack?" When cracking is observed in a building the most common reaction is that it must be the foundations and that it must be serious. Many surveyors are nervous about diagnosing cracks. This is understandable, as the interpretation of cracks can be difficult to teach, with university courses providing little or no time for field experience. Yet by understanding one straightforward principle the majority of cracks can be diagnosed in just a few minutes. Linking this with a good knowledge of construction techniques, the factors that distort cracking patterns and the key features of common causes of cracking, almost all cracks can be diagnosed quickly and with confidence. Practical Guide to Diagnosing Structural Movement in Buildings provides a methodology by which cracks and movement in buildings can be diagnosed. Written in four parts, part one describes the key principles of movement and cracking. Parts two and three describe the main features of common forms of movement and the associated crack patterns. Part two covers causes other than ground or foundation movement and part three covers movement caused by ground or foundation problems. Part four briefly describes the techniques used to arrest further movement or repair damage cause by movement. Primarily intended for the relatively inexperienced surveyor or engineer and undergraduate students of surveying as a practical guide for use on site, it focuses on identification and diagnosis. It will not only help in correctly diagnosing the problem but it will also demonstrate a methodical approach to show and record how the diagnosis was reached – critical when giving advice to third parties. "What's the crack?" - In the vast majority of cases it's not foundation related and in most cases it's not indicating a serious defect.

A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology

Author: Timothy M. Lionetti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441962577
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice. Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASP’s Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs. The skill sets covered include: Developing cross-cultural competencies. Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral problems. Assessing student skills using a variety of approaches. Preventing and intervening in crisis situations. Consulting with families, colleagues, and the community. Facilitating mental health services in the school setting. A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.

Defects and Deterioration in Buildings

Author: Barry Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135803692
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A professional reference designed to assist surveyors, engineers, architects and contractors in diagnosing existing problems and avoiding them in new buildings. Fully revised and updated, this edition, in new clearer format, covers developments in building defects, and problems such as sick building syndrome. Well liked for its mixture of theory and practice the new edition will complement Hinks and Cook's student textbook on defects at the practitioner level.

A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication

Author: James Pickavance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118717953
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the United Kingdom, adjudication is available as a right for parties to a construction contract, following the enactment of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. In general, within a comparatively short period of time, parties in dispute will have a decision from an adjudicator, which, except in limited circumstances, the courts will enforce. Adjudication has become the number one method of dispute resolution in the construction industry. The short timescale means that a party needs to know what to do, when to do it and be able to check that the other party and the adjudicator are following the right steps. A Practical Guide to Construction Adjudication gives parties the necessary information to achieve this. It provides a straightforward overview of the process and procedure of adjudication by reference to legislation and case law, augmented with practical guidance including suggestions on what to do or not to do, drafting tips and checklists. Separate chapters for Scotland and Northern Ireland identify and explain the differences in procedure and judicial interpretation between those jurisdictions and England and Wales, and further detailed explanations of the adjudication regimes in Australia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore are included. Each of the chapters on jurisdictions outside England and Wales has been written by senior experts in those jurisdictions to ensure the content is accurate and insightful. There are a range of helpful appendices including a bank of model form adjudication documents and tabulated detailed comparisons of the Scheme for Construction Contracts, the other major adjudication rules, the major adjudicator nominating bodies and the UK and international regimes. Readers will particularly appreciate the most comprehensive index of adjudication cases available, sorted into 260 subject headings providing immediate access to all the reported cases on any adjudication topic.

Innovation and the Future Proof Bank

Author: James A Gardner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470685212
Format: PDF, ePub
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Innovation, the conversion of the new to business as usual, is a very special business process. It is the business process able to reprogram all others. Creating the practices that make this process work is a key challenge for all in financial services that are worried about responding to the future. When an institution can identify things that are outside its present practices and convert them, production line style, into products, processes, cultural changes, or new markets, it will never be outpaced by internal or external change again. The institution becomes "FutureProof". This is a book about those practices in banks. It explains, using examples from institutions around the world, what it takes to create an innovation culture that consistently introduces new things into undifferentiated markets and internal cultures. It shows how banks can leverage the power of the new to establish unexpected revenue lines, or make old ones grow. And it provides advice on the social and political factors that either help or hinder the germination of the new in banks. Moreover, though, this is a book about the science of innovation in a banking context. Drawing from practices already highly developed in financial services—managing portfolios of assets to mitigate risk—it explains how practitioners can run their innovations groups like any other business line in the bank one that delivers a return on investment predictably and at high multiples of internal cost of capital. For leaders, Innovation and the Future Proof Bank provides the diagnostic tools to guide benchmarking and investment decisions for the innovation function. And for innovation practitioners, the book lays out everything needed to make sure that converting the new to business as usual is predictable, measurable, and profitable.

How to Build a Share Portfolio

Author: Rodney Hobson
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857190210
Format: PDF, ePub
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Anyone who is thinking of investing, however much or however little, will benefit from the information, advice and guidance contained in these pages. Similarly those who already have a portfolio will find it helpful to stand back and reassess whether they are making the most of their money and whether their portfolio is meeting their needs. Many investors simply pick shares that take their fancy, or perhaps ones that have been recommenced in the financial press, without any thought for whether their selections create a suitable or balanced portfolio. They then cling on to their purchases irrespective of whether their investment needs have changed or whether the companies they chose still meet the investment objectives. How to Build a Share Portfolio explains in simple terms the criteria for picking shares in the first place and for deciding which companies to retain and which to dump. Written in a clear, easy to follow style that will suit beginners and more experienced investors alike, it is packed with real case studies taken from actual stock market events and developments to illustrate the key points.

Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches

Author: Jill Jenkinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470986638
Format: PDF, Docs
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Building Blocks for Learning Occupational Therapy Approaches is a resource book for educational staff and pediatric occupational therapists, especially those new to the field. It shows how the implications of physical, psychological, social, and learning difficulties impact upon children’s abilities. This highly practical book will help readers recognize when a student’s poor performance within the classroom is a result of a medical condition or underlying motor and perceptual deficits.

Building Your Brand

Author: Michele Levy
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614486751
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether they acknowledge it or not, every nonprofit organization has a brand. Making that brand as strong as possible is a crucial component of delivering on the mission. As nonprofit leaders have begun to understand, building and managing a brand effectively is not reserved for large nonprofits or corporations with big marketing budgets. Regardless of the size of your organization, or the state and maturity of your brand, it is possible, and in fact, necessary, to build and maintain a strong, accurate brand. . .to have the ""right"" reputation with the people who matter most to your success. This practical, user-friendly guide is specifically designed to help senior leaders and marketing staff build and maintain that reputation.