Concise Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Author: Derrick Morris
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483286843
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Concise Encyclopedia of Software Engineering is intended to provide compact coverage of the knowledge relevant to the practicing software engineer. The content has been chosen to provide an introduction to the theory and techniques relevant to the software of a broad class of computer applications. It is supported by examples of particular applications and their enabling technologies. This Encyclopedia will be of value to new practitioners who need a concise overview and established practitioners who need to read about the "penumbra" surrounding their own specialities. It will also be useful to professionals from other disciplines who need to gain some understanding of the various aspects of software engineering which underpin complex information and control systems, and the thinking behind them.

Concise Encyclopedia of Information Processing in Systems Organizations

Author: Andrew P. Sage
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN:
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Expert systems are playing an increasingly important role in management and decision making in the world of industry and commerce. This Concise Encyclopedia addresses these concerns, collecting together for the first time in a handy single volume format recent research by practitioners of information processing and problem solving in systems and organizations. Clearly illustrated, the 68 articles deal with knowledge acquisition and representation, simulation technologies, decision making and modelling with particular emphasis on the use of the computer in all spheres of choice assignment.

Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic Transportation Systems

Author: Markos Papageorgiou
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: 9780080362038
Format: PDF
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The vast expansion of transportation systems on land, sea and in the air throughout the twentieth century has allowed for the development of economic, social and political connections across the globe undreamed of by our ancestors. However, this expansion has brought with it familiar problems such as airport delays and gridlock in our major cities. Fortunately, parallel progress in system science and information technology can provide us with the appropriate tools for rational and efficient solutions to our exponentially increasing transportation demands. This encyclopedia addresses the analysis, modelling and control of today's and tomorrow's traffic and transportation systems in a concise, comprehensive single volume. Well over 100 articles have been specially commissioned, or revised from the acclaimed Systems & Control Encyclopedia, to provide an overview of and first reference to models, control methods and practical aspects of all forms of traffic and transportation systems with a particular emphasis on efficient utilization of available infrastructure, plus a consideration of their historical, organizational, economic and social impacts. The Concise Encyclopedia of Traffic & Transportation Systems will be essential for professional and academic scientists and engineers in any discipline concerned with the movement of people and materials.

Concise Encyclopedia of Biological Biomedical Measurement Systems

Author: Peter A. Payne
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The ability to conduct measurements on living organisms and systems has developed at a momentous rate concurrent with changes in technology over recent years. Measurement plays a vital role in developing our understanding of biological processes and in furthering our ability to understand and then treat illnesses and injuries. However, in conducting measurements on living organisms the information we collect comes in many different guises, is variable and the measurand is often unstable. Understanding these complexities is fundamental to biological and biomedical measurement. This concise encyclopedia therefore contains more than a comprehensive survey of the measurement systems. It includes also descriptions of the biological systems and subsystems so that the way in which decisions are made on measurement for a given application can be understood more easily. The encyclopedia contains specially commissioned articles and updated and revised articles from the acclaimed Systems & Control Encyclopedia. A vast array of disciplines are covered in this concise, comprehensive single volume, which will be a vital reference tool for practitioners in the area, measurement experts moving into the biological and biomedical field and beginners needing to understand methods of measurement and the complexities of the measurand.

Concise encyclopedia of measurement instrumentation

Author: Ludwik Finkelstein
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN:
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Based on the foundation provided by the highly acclaimed Systems & Control Encyclopedia , this book presents in a single volume new material concerning the current state of measurement and instrumentation. It does not simply provide a catalogue of transducer devices and related systems but deals with the subject of measurement and instrumentation on a fundamental basis, leading from the basic concepts and principles of measurement science through to transducer devices and their applications, thereby bringing together the subject as a whole - the systems approach. The book is different from many that have been published in taking this fundamental approach and drawing together material from a wide range of experts in the UK, Europe and the USA, it brings together the best from a wide range of practitioners in the field of measurement and instrumentation. The content of the book is arranged alphabetically. It deals with all important subjects, these being: bull; General theoretical principles of measurement and instrumentation; bull; Instruments and instrument systems in relation to their life cycle; bull; Instrument systems: elements and general technology; bull; Measurement and information systems classified by measurand; and bull; Applications. A significant feature of the text is the progression from theoretical principles, through transducers to applications. The thematic arrangement around which the book has been planned is also shown in the introduction.

Artificial Intelligence Tools

Author: Diego Galar Pascual
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498760198
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Artificial Intelligence Tools: Decision Support Systems in Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis discusses various white- and black-box approaches to fault diagnosis in condition monitoring (CM). This indispensable resource: Addresses nearest-neighbor-based, clustering-based, statistical, and information theory-based techniques Considers the merits of each technique as well as the issues associated with real-life application Covers classification methods, from neural networks to Bayesian and support vector machines Proposes fuzzy logic to explain the uncertainties associated with diagnostic processes Provides data sets, sample signals, and MATLAB® code for algorithm testing Artificial Intelligence Tools: Decision Support Systems in Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis delivers a thorough evaluation of the latest AI tools for CM, describing the most common fault diagnosis techniques used and the data acquired when these techniques are applied.

Concise Encyclopedia of Environmental Systems

Author: Peter C. Young
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN:
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The Concise Encyclopedia of Environmental Systems provides a concise overview of the current state of the art in the study of environmental systems. Contains specially commissioned articles and updated and revised articles from the acclaimed Systems & Control Encyclopedia. The subjects covered include: agricultural systems; atmospheric processes and air quality; ecosystems; environmental chemistry; geology, soil processes and geophysics; hydrology, fluid dynamics and water quality; marine processes; meteorology; and climatology. In addition, many of the articles cover the methodological procedures used in environmental systems analysis, with contributions on automatic control and management; computers in modelling and management; environmental planning; environmetric methods, including time-series analysis; mathematical modelling, including data-based, physically based and simulation modelling; remote sensing and image processing; uncertainty in environmental systems; and sensitivity analysis. The encyclopedia is extensively cross-referenced on two levels - to articles of direct relevance as well as to other articles which will provide the reader with more general background information.

Reference Sources in Science Engineering Medicine and Agriculture

Author: Harold Robert Malinowsky
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"Thoughtfully compiled, current, and reasonably priced.... Recommended as a 'one-stop-shopping' source..". -- Library Journal"This work is an essential purchase for libraries with collections in the four designated areas". -- ARBABoth print and nonprint sci-tech information sources can be quickly located, and their uses evaluated, with this new resource -- the only sourcebook to cover all four major branches of science. More than 2,400 entries of complete bibliographic information are accompanied by a brief description of each work.Every source is indexed by author, subject, and title. Special chapters cover how technology is changing the way scientists communicate, and how to build a viable collection in specific disciplines.