Storing and Transmitting Data

Author: Rudolf Ahlswede
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319054791
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
The volume “Storing and Transmitting Data” is based on Rudolf Ahlswede's introductory course on "Information Theory I" and presents an introduction to Shannon Theory. Readers, familiar or unfamiliar with the technical intricacies of Information Theory, will benefit considerably from working through the book; especially Chapter VI with its lively comments and uncensored insider views from the world of science and research offers informative and revealing insights. This is the first of several volumes that will serve as a collected research documentation of Rudolf Ahlswede’s lectures on information theory. Each volume includes comments from an invited well-known expert. Holger Boche contributed his insights in the supplement of the present volume. Classical information processing concerns the main tasks of gaining knowledge, storage, transmitting and hiding data. The first task is the prime goal of Statistics. For the two next, Shannon presented an impressive mathematical theory called Information Theory, which he based on probabilistic models. The theory largely involves the concept of codes with small error probabilities in spite of noise in the transmission, which is modeled by channels. The lectures presented in this work are suitable for graduate students in Mathematics, and also in Theoretical Computer Science, Physics, and Electrical Engineering with background in basic Mathematics. The lectures can be used as the basis for courses or to supplement courses in many ways. Ph.D. students will also find research problems, often with conjectures, that offer potential subjects for a thesis. More advanced researchers may find the basis of entire research programs.

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future

Author: John MacCormick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839564
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers; and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? This is the first book to answer that question in language anyone can understand, revealing the extraordinary ideas that power our PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Using vivid examples, John MacCormick explains the fundamental "tricks" behind nine types of computer algorithms, including artificial intelligence (where we learn about the "nearest neighbor trick" and "twenty questions trick"), Google's famous PageRank algorithm (which uses the "random surfer trick"), data compression, error correction, and much more. These revolutionary algorithms have changed our world: this book unlocks their secrets, and lays bare the incredible ideas that our computers use every day.

Measuring the Oceans from Space

Author: Ian S. Robinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540426479
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This book covers the fundamental principles of measuring oceans from space, and also contains state-of-the-art developments in data analysis and interpretation and in sensors. Completely new will be material covering advances in oceanography that have grown out of remote sensing, including some of the global applications of the data. The variety of applications of remotely sensed data to ocean science has grown significantly and new areas of science are emerging to exploit the gobal datasets being recovered by satellites, particularly in relation to climate and climate change, basin-scale, air-sea interaction processes (e.g. El Nino) and the modelling, forecasting and prediction of the ocean.

Advances in Computer Science ASIAN 2006 Secure Software and Related Issues

Author: Mitsu Okada
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540775048
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 11th Asian Computing Science Conference, ASIAN 2006, held in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2006.The 17 revised full papers and 8 revised short papers presented together with 1 invited paper were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and revision from 115 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of theory, practice, applications, and experiences related to secure software and feature new ways to apply theoretical and practical techniques in secure software analysis, design, development, and operation.

Forensic Nursing Science E Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323066380
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Security in Computing and Communications

Author: Jaime Lloret Mauri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662449668
Format: PDF
Download Now
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications, SSCC 2014, held in Delhi, India, in September 2013. The 36 revised full papers presented together with 12 work-in-progress papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 132 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on security and privacy in networked systems; authentication and access control systems; encryption and cryptography; system and network security; work-in-progress.

Mobile Learning

Author: John Traxler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134247559
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects from around the world, this book considers: the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices the educational foundations of modern networked learning the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities and corporations implications and issues for the future. Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to find out about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and training.

Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance

Author: Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118928636
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Infectious disease surveillance has evolved at an extraordinarypace during the past several decades, and continues to do so. It isincreasingly used to inform public health practice in addition toits use as a tool for early detection of epidemics. It is thereforecrucial that students of public health and epidemiology have asound understanding of the concepts and principles that underpinmodern surveillance of infectious disease. Written by leaders in the field, who have vast hands-onexperience in conducting surveillance and teaching applied publichealth, Concepts and Methods in Infectious DiseaseSurveillance is comprised of four sections. The first sectionprovides an overview, a description of systems used by publichealth jurisdictions in the United States and legal considerationsfor surveillance. The second section presents chapters on majorprogram-area or disease-specific surveillance systems, includingthose that monitor bacterial infections, foodborne diseases,healthcare-associated infections, and HIV/AIDS. The followingsection is devoted to methods for conducting surveillance and alsoapproaches for data analysis. A concluding section summarizescommunication of surveillance findings, including the use oftraditional and social media, in addition to showcasing lessonslearned from the New York City Department of Health’sexperience in surveillance and epidemiology training. This comprehensive new book covers major topics at an introductoryto intermediate level, and will be an excellent resource forinstructors. Suitable for use in graduate level courses in publichealth, human and veterinary medicine, and in undergraduateprograms in public-health-oriented disciplines, Concepts andMethods in Infectious Disease Surveillance is also a usefulprimer for frontline public health practitioners, hospitalepidemiologists, infection control practitioners, laboratorians inpublic health settings, infectious disease researchers, and medicaland public health informaticians interested in a concise overviewof infectious disease surveillance.

Sound Person s Guide to Video

Author: David Mellor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136120785
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
An essential guide to all aspects of video technology for sound technicians wishing to broaden their knowledge. It explains in a highly readable and engaging way, the key technologies and issues, as well as the terms, acronyms and definitions. Although intended for the sound professional, this book will also appeal to anyone involved in working with video. Everything is covered: from how television and video cameras work to digital video recording, electronic news gathering, nonlinear editing, video effects as well as telecine, widescreen technology and the home cinema. The book also takes a look at the impact of digital technology on production methods and examines the technology and rationale behind digital television, High Definition Television, and DVD. It concludes with the use of video in multimedia and the internet. Based on a series of popular articles in Audio Media magazine, this a vital introductory work for students and professionals wishing to broaden their knowledge of video.

Digital Signal Processing DSP and Applications

Author: Dag Stranneby
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080491011
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This book is a uniquely practical DSP text which places the emphasis on understanding the principles and applications of DSP with a minimum of mathematics. In one volume, it covers a broad area of digital signal processing systems such as A/D and D/A converters, adaptive filters, spectral estimation, neural networks, Kalman filters, fuzzy logic, data compression, error correction and DSP programming. Many courses will find that this book will replace several texts currently in use. The level is ideal for introductory university modules, and similar courses such as HNC/D. As DSP has come to be studied at a lower academic level over recent years this text meets a genuine need. It is also suitable for use on industrial training courses and ideal as a reference text for professionals. A readable introduction to the practical application of DSP Broad coverage of the subject means this will cover a typical undergraduate module in just one book Practical focus with maths treated as a practical tool - not an advanced maths text