This book is a compilation of the most important and widely applicable methods for evaluating and approximating integrals. It is an indispensable time saver for engineers and scientists needing to evaluate integrals in their work. From the table of contents: - Applications of Integration - Concepts and Definitions - Exact Analytical Methods - Approximate Analytical Methods - Numerical Methods: Concepts - Numerical Methods: Techniques
Author: Daniel Zwillinger
Publisher: CRC Press
Unparalleled in scope compared to the literature currently available, the Handbook of Integral Equations, Second Edition contains over 2,500 integral equations with solutions as well as analytical and numerical methods for solving linear and nonlinear equations. It explores Volterra, Fredholm, Wiener–Hopf, Hammerstein, Uryson, and other equations that arise in mathematics, physics, engineering, the sciences, and economics. With 300 additional pages, this edition covers much more material than its predecessor. New to the Second Edition • New material on Volterra, Fredholm, singular, hypersingular, dual, and nonlinear integral equations, integral transforms, and special functions • More than 400 new equations with exact solutions • New chapters on mixed multidimensional equations and methods of integral equations for ODEs and PDEs • Additional examples for illustrative purposes To accommodate different mathematical backgrounds, the authors avoid wherever possible the use of special terminology, outline some of the methods in a schematic, simplified manner, and arrange the material in increasing order of complexity. The book can be used as a database of test problems for numerical and approximate methods for solving linear and nonlinear integral equations.
Author: Andrei D. Polyanin,Alexander V. Manzhirov
Publisher: CRC Press
During the past 20 years, there has been enormous productivity in theoretical as well as computational integration. Some attempts have been made to find an optimal or best numerical method and related computer code to put to rest the problem of numerical integration, but the research is continuously ongoing, as this problem is still very much open-ended. The importance of numerical integration in so many areas of science and technology has made a practical, up-to-date reference on this subject long overdue. The Handbook of Computational Methods for Integration discusses quadrature rules for finite and infinite range integrals and their applications in differential and integral equations, Fourier integrals and transforms, Hartley transforms, fast Fourier and Hartley transforms, Laplace transforms and wavelets. The practical, applied perspective of this book makes it unique among the many theoretical books on numerical integration and quadrature. It will be a welcomed addition to the libraries of applied mathematicians, scientists, and engineers in virtually every discipline.
Author: Prem K. Kythe,Michael R. Schäferkotter
Publisher: CRC Press
Purpose of this Book Ø To quick revision of all topics for how to solve various problems of Applied Mathematics according to chapters before going to a day of exam. Ø To supply collection of Mathematical formulae, Introduction, Definition, Proofs, Derivations, Steps of How to Solve Examples and tables this will prove to be valuable to students in the field of mathematics. About the Book Many books have been written on Applied Mathematics by different authors and teachers but majority of the students find it difficult to fully understand the examples in these books. Also the Teachers have faced many problems due to paucity of time and classroom workload. Sometimes the college teacher is not able to help their own student in solving many difficult questions in the class even though they wish to do so. Keeping in mind the need of the students, the author was inspired to write a suitable text book of “The Handbook of Applied Mathematics” of Applied Mathematics. PREFACE It gives me great pleasure to present to you this book on The Textbook on “The Handbook of Applied Mathematics” presented specially for you. It is sincerely hoped that this handbook will help and better equipped the learners to prepare and face the examinations with better confidence. I have endeavored to present the book in a lucid manner which will be easier to understand by all the students. It is hoped that this book will meet more than an adequately the needs of the students they are meant for. I have tried our level best to make this book error free. Any suggestions for the improvement of the book would be most welcome and gratefully acknowledged.
Author: M. D. PETALE
Publisher: MANGESH DEVIDASRAO PETALE
International Handbook of Economic Integration edited by Miroslav Jovanovi provides timely and rich academic contributions to considerations of the widest array of integration-related issues. European integration has been providing an inspiration to a number of academics and researchers. The Handbook is a recognition of the dynamic and strong solidarity of the European integration. At the same time, the European Union often provided an example for integration schemes throughout the world which spread enormously since the mid-1990s. Leading experts from all continents contributed to this Handbook which will be a valuable input into academic and policy-making discussions and actions. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission Miroslav Jovanovi s publication represents a rich contribution to the complex issue of regional integration, its benefits, its shortcomings, and its relationship with multilateral trade opening. It sheds light over an issue which is the subject of intense discussions in trade circles. Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the WTO Much has been written on trade agreements as a mechanism to integrate the markets of two of more countries often inspired by the European example. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on the importance of economic geography as a determinant of industrial location. This book combines the two strands of analysis, bringing together leading experts in the fields of economic geography and international trade. The result is an outstanding compilation of papers that illuminate how policies and economic forces affect the location of economic activity in an integrated Europe. Bernard Hoekman, Director, The World Bank, US The open multilateral trading system is a tremendous success of the past half century, and has contributed greatly to the world s unprecedented rate of economic growth. Over the past two decades however, preferential trading arrangements have proliferated, raising questions as to how compatible they are with the open multilateral system, and what policies might be adopted to improve outcomes. The essays in this volume detail the emergence of PTAS and provide comprehensive and up-to-date analyses of the state of play of preferential arrangements in all regions of the world. The volume will provide a useful reference for all those wanting to understand existing preferential arrangements and their role in the international economy today. Anne O. Krueger, Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University, US Economic integration is a complex and multifaceted giant, with a myriad aspects ranging from regional and global concentration and dispersal of economic activity to social and political consequences for individuals and communities in developed and developing countries alike. This landmark, three volume collection of chapters by leading authors, drawn from many fields, is a worthy and timely contribution to the analysis of a phenomenon with profound implications for the future world economy - and its governance. James Zhan, Director, Investment & Enterprise Division, UNCTAD With this Handbook, Miroslav Jovanovi has provided readers with both an excellent stand-alone original reference book as well as the first volume in a comprehensive three-volume set. This introduction into a rich and expanding academic and practical world of international economic integration also provides a theoretical and analytical framework to the reader, presenting select analytical studies and encouraging further research. International Handbook on the Economics of Integration, Volume I covers two broad themes: general integration issues and regional integration groups. The first part discusses topics that range from an overview of the regional integration deals registered with the World Trade Organization, to multilateralism and regionalism, hub-and-spoke integration networks, limits to integration, rules of origin, and globalization. The second part of the Han
Author: Miroslav N. Jovanović
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Maintaining compatibility among all affected network and application interfaces of modern enterprise systems can quickly become costly and overwhelming. This handbook presents the knowledge and practical experience of a global group of experts from varying disciplines to help you plan and implement enterprise integration projects that respond to business needs quickly and are seamless to business users. The Handbook of Enterprise Integration brings together the latest research and application results to provide infrastructure engineers, software engineers, software developers, system designers, and project managers with a clear and comprehensive understanding of systems integration technologies, architectures, applications, and project management techniques involved in enterprise system integration. The text includes coverage of mobile communications, standards for integrated manufacturing and e-commerce, RFID, Web-based systems, and complete service-oriented enterprise modeling and analysis. Practitioners will benefit from insights on managing virtual teams as well as techniques for introducing complex technology into businesses. Covering best practices in enterprise systems integration, the text highlights applications across various business enterprises to help you: Bring together existing systems for business processes improvement Design and implement systems that can be reconfigured quickly and easily in response to evolving operational needs Establish procedures for achieving smooth migrations from legacy systems—with minimal disruption to existing operations Complete with case studies, this book illustrates the current state of the art in the context of user requirements and integration and provides the up-to-date understanding required to manage today’s complex and interconnected systems.
Author: Mostafa Hashem Sherif
Publisher: CRC Press
Research is suggesting that rather than our senses being independent, perception is fundamentally a multisensory experience. This handbook reviews the evidence and explores the theory of broad underlying principles that govern sensory interactions, regardless of the specific senses involved.
Author: Gemma Calvert,Charles Spence,Department of Experimental Psychology Charles Spence,Barry E. Stein,Professor and Chair Barry E Stein
Publisher: MIT Press
The discipline of technology management focuses on the scientific, engineering, and management issues related to the commercial introduction of new technologies. Although more than thirty U.S. universities offer PhD programs in the subject, there has never been a single comprehensive resource dedicated to technology management. "The Handbook of Technology Management" fills that gap with coverage of all the core topics and applications in the field. Edited by the renowned Doctor Hossein Bidgoli, the three volumes here include all the basics for students, educators, and practitioners
Author: Hossein Bidgoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes. The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 2: Social and Emotional Development presents the study of human development conducted by the best scholars in the 21st century. Social workers, counselors and public health workers will receive coverage of the social and emotional aspects of human change across the lifespan.
Social and Emotional Development
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Handbook on how to implement a One-Stop-Shop is one of the main outcomes of the project “One-Stop-Shop: a new answer for immigrant integration” (JLS/2006/INTI/148)1 , funded by the European Commission INTI Fund (Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security) and promoted and coordinated by the High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue (ACIDI, I.P. - the Portuguese state service for the integration of immigrants). The main aim of this project was to create a network of partners to discuss and assess a “One-Stop-Shop” approach, recommended in the Commission’s Common Agenda for Integration (COM 2005 389) to strengthen the implementation of the sixth Common Basic Principle on Integration - “Access for immigrants to institutions, as well as to public and private goods and services, on a basis equal to national citizens and in a non-discriminatory way is an essential foundation”. The Portuguese experience, within this innovative One-Stop-Shop strategy, was also considered as an example in order to contextualise this project. In 2004, Portugal, through ACIDI, I.P., developed two One-Stop-Shops with the official name National Immigrant Support Centres. These two centres, created exclusively for immigrants, bring together under the same roof a number of services related to immigration. Following the philosophy of working with partners to develop good integration policies and outcomes, in a context of shared responsibility – as also defined as a priority in the seventh and ninth Common Basic Principles on Integration -, the centres involve the departments of five Ministries and offer specialised offices that provide specific support. The first edition of the Handbook on Integration for policy-makers and practitioners - a guide to provide valuable and practical guidance for implementing the Common Basic Principles on Integration and facilitating the exchange of experience, information and policy initiatives – identified the Portuguese One-Stop-Shops as an example of Best Practice in working with partners to achieve immigrant integration outcomes. In Portugal the One-Stop-Shop approach also proved to be innovative in terms of providing a joined-up response for the service-user, since it is based on a general shared data management system used in attending to the public, facilitating the digitalisation of data and documents and communication between the different offices, and on the involvement of cultural mediators from the different immigrant communities in public administration service provision. Having been in operation for two years, in 2006 the Portuguese High Commission for Immigration requested the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to undertake an independent evaluation of the outcomes of these support centres. Among the most relevant conclusions of the IOM report was the recommendation of the development of an international network to discuss and assess the One-Stop-Shop as a model for immigrant integration and to examine the feasibility of its implementation in other EU Member States. ACIDI, I.P. convened seven other partners to implement the project “One-Stop-Shop: a new answer for immigrant integration”: the Hellenic Migration Policy Institute (Greece), the General-Directorate of Immigration (Italy), the General-Directorate of Immigrant Integration (Spain), the Immigrant Council of Ireland (Ireland), Network Migration in Europe, e.V. (Germany), the International Organization for Migration – Mission in Portugal and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Hence the assessment of the One-Stop-Shop approach was guaranteed through a diversity of project partners, including: (1) countries with a recent immigration experience and countries that are already experiencing second and third generations of immigrants; and (2) partners representing national state integration services (Portugal, Spain and Italy), partners from Non-Governmental Organisations (Ireland and Germany), a partner operating under private law with Ministerial supervision (Greece), a research centre that coordinates a Network of Excellence on the field of International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion – IMISCOE (the Netherlands), and an international organisation (International Organization for Migration). This European project, implemented from September 2007 to February 2009 with European Commission funding, also involved a variety of actors with expertise in immigrant integration, including policymakers, Government actors (at the local, regional and national levels), service providers, researchers, immigrant associations and other relevant stakeholders. These diverse integration stakeholders monitored all the project activities as part of the Steering Committee3 of the project and/or as members of one of the six national Advisory Committees4 created in the participant countries. During the implementation of the project these key actors were involved in many activities: contributing to the discussion of the country reports5 and of the working documents of the project; providing information on the main integration difficulties that immigrants face in their societies in terms of service provision or relevant support services that already exist; and participating in the transnational workshops hosted by the project partners. The information, initial ideas, inspiring examples and preliminary recommendations gathered through the different activities of the project - with the support of all of these key actors - were crucial for building the chapters of this Handbook. Some of these form part of the Handbook, inserted in boxes throughout the text, while more detailed information and links are available on the project website - www.oss.inti.acidi.gov.pt. This Handbook reflects the work of a network of partners who, after analysing their country reports on immigrant integration7 , were able to discuss and assess a “One-Stop-Shop” service. The sharing of experiences and expertise between all the participants involved in the project (including those who participated in the Steering Committee and in the national Advisory Committees) enhanced the final outcomes of the initiative, including the project website and this Handbook. This Handbook is also based on the outcomes of three Transnational Workshops8 undertaken during the course of this INTI project. Each workshop dealt with a specific theme related to the Project: (1) the first Transnational Workshop was held in Dublin on 26 February 2008 and the theme of the Workshop was ‘The Role of Socio-Cultural Mediators in the One-Stop-Shop’; (2) the second Transnational Workshop was held in Athens on 6 June 2008 and the theme of the Workshop was ‘Integrated Service Provision to Immigrants: examples of One-Stop-Shops in Europe’; and (3) the third Transnational Workshop was held in Berlin on 8 July 2008 and the theme of the Workshop was: ‘Partnerships between NGOs and Government actors in providing services to migrants’. These Workshops were convened by three of the project partners and were attended by representatives of the partner organisations together with members of each of the national Advisory Committees and other Governmental and non-Governmental policymakers and integration stakeholders. As this Project aims to develop an approach that is replicable in different European Union Member States and this Handbook intends to provide valuable and practical guidance for implementing the One-Stop-Shop service, it was considered to be fundamental to have an external evaluation of the final outcomes of the project. Accordingly, and keeping in mind the eleventh Common Basic Principle on Integration – “developing clear goals, indicators and evaluation mechanisms” - the project evaluation was undertaken by Prof. Rinus Penninx, the coordinator of the IMISCOE Network of Excellence. A detailed evaluation of the feasibility of One-Stop-Shop implementation in Member States in view of the project deliverables (e.g. Handbook on How to Implement a One-Stop-Shop, Country Reports, Minutes of Advisory Committees’ meetings and Workshop results) was developed and updated onto the project website. In sum, the exchange of experiences and knowhow between the partners and members of national Advisory Committees involved in the project provided added value to the initiative, and facilitated the coherent, effective and replicable integration strategy for European Union Member States that we present in this book. Rather than a prescriptive document, this Handbook should be seen as a source of inspiration for various actors in the European Union in implementing integration policies in the field of service provision. Furthermore, taking into consideration that in some countries the recent debate on immigration started as a reaction to a perceived failure of integration policies, it seems that the approach developed in this project can re-orientate this debate. The identification, definition and evaluation of a new service for immigrant integration, based on the experiences of different Member States and different integration stakeholders, and where immigrants have a fundamental role, is in line with the European Union’s top priorities. It is our belief that the One-Stop-Shop service can respond in an innovative and feasible way to various concerns and challenges related to immigrant integration in Member States.
Author: Catarina Reis Oliveira ,Maria Abranches,Claire Healy
Publisher: Observatório da Imigração, ACIDI, I.P.
"This book is excellent in its coverage of neurobiological underpinnings through perception, measurement, and communication...a great resource for researchers and clinicians." Score: 94, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews "This is an expertly constructed volume, due mainly to an expert composition of authors forthe individual chapters. Every chapter is like opening a door to a different laboratory, eachexamining a unique corner of the tactile research universe."--PsycCRITIQUES "...a solid, authoritative resource."--New Hampshire Nurses Association Touch has received increased attention over the last few decades, with growing recognition of its profound import to all facets of life. The Handbook of Touch is the first authoritative, state-of-the-art resource for scientists, scholars, and students interested in the neurobehavioral foundations of touch and its many applications. This text provides an in-depth overview of the conceptual and empirical scope of the field. Chapters are written by a cadre of internationally known experts on touch, representing an expansive breadth of knowledge from behavioral, health, and neuroscience disciplines. Key Features: Integrates knowledge regarding the neurobiology of touch, covering the spectrum from skin physiology and somatosensory pathways to touch-related genes and proteins Synthesizes research about the neural processing and perception of touch Describes diverse methods for measuring touch behavior and human response to touch Discusses the role of touch in social communication, along with the influence of context and culture Presents cutting edge research that links touch to brain organization and plasticity, human development, and varied dimensions of health
Neuroscience, Behavioral, and Health Perspectives
Author: Dr. Matthew J. Hertenstein, PhD,Dr. Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This book provides the first comprehensive information and detailed data on the welfare systems of all twenty-seven EU member states and offers the reader an invaluable introduction and basis for comparative welfare research. The introductory chapter summarizes the actual debate about welfare states and welfare (state) regimes, gives an overview on current welfare (state) research and analyses the main recent developments necessitating a new focus on European Welfare Systems. The twenty-seven chapters on the welfare systems of the member states are written on the basis of a common structure by experts from the individual states. An additional chapter analyses the current social and welfare policies of the EU and focuses on the interplay and limits between European and national social policies. Two concluding chapters provide (a) a first comparative analysis on the basis of all twenty-seven European Welfare Systems and (b) a theoretical reflection both arguing for and venturing the idea of politically limited pluralism in European welfare politics.
Author: Klaus Schubert,Simon Hegelich,Ursula Bazant
Category: Health & Fitness
This authoritative handbook explores the latest integrated theory for understanding human language, offering the most inclusive text yet published on the rapidly evolving emergentist paradigm. Brings together an international team of contributors, including the most prominent advocates of linguistic emergentism Focuses on the ways in which the learning, processing, and structure of language emerge from a competing set of cognitive, communicative, and biological constraints Examines forces on widely divergent timescales, from instantaneous neurolinguistic processing to historical changes and language evolution Addresses key theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues, making this handbook the most rigorous examination of emergentist linguistic theory ever
Author: Brian MacWhinney,William O'Grady
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This handbook incorporates new developments in automation. It also presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas, such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics. The handbook is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field.
Author: Shimon Y. Nof
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language
Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy,Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
To thrive in today's booming energy trading market you need cutting-edge knowledge of the latest energy trading strategies, backed up by rigorous testing and practical application Unique in its practical approach, The Handbook of Energy Trading is your definitive guide. It provides a valuable insight into the latest strategies for trading energy—all tried and tested in maintaining a competitive advantage—illustrated with up-to-the-minute case studies from the energy sector. The handbook takes you through the key aspects of energy trading, from operational strategies and mathematical methods to practical techniques, with advice on structuring your energy trading business to optimise success in the energy market. A unique integrated market approach by authors who combine academic theory with vast professional and practical experience Guidance on the types of energy trading strategies and instruments and how they should be used Soaring prices and increasingly complex global markets have created an explosion in the need for robust technical knowledge in the field of energy trading, derivatives, and risk management. The Handbook of Energy Trading is essential reading for all energy trading professionals, energy traders, and risk managers, and in fact anyone who has ever asked: 'what is energy trading?'
Author: Stefano Fiorenzani,Samuele Ravelli,Enrico Edoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The Handbook of Career Advising "The Handbook of Career Advising not only provides a general introduction to this important academic advising function, but offers many practical applications that can help students make realistic and timely career decisions. As students face an ever-changing and complex workplace, helping them integrate their academic and career decisions has never been more important. This book is an excellent resource for advisors; it helps them become more cognizant of the critical role they play and will facilitate the development of the knowledge and competencies required to perform this important advising task." —Virginia Gordon, associate professor emeritus, The Ohio State University "This book provides a wealth of information for anyone whose work involves helping students discover how intentional choices in curricular and cocurricular educational experiences can prepare them for tomorrow's workplace. The theoretical foundations, information and resources, frameworks for practice, and recommendations for the future included in this book will guide academic advisors as they positively influence students' lives by helping them systematically and enthusiastically approach their career development." —Mary Stuart Hunter, assistant vice provost, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina "The Handbook of Career Advising provides excellent information, resources, and examples of how academic advisors can become more knowledgeable and comfortable in providing career advising. Here, authors address critical issues such as diversity, working with specific student groups, and working with undecided or exploratory students. This book provides examples that illustrate how career and academic advising are significant parts of the teaching and learning process that support student success on our campuses." —Casey Self, executive director, Academic Advising, University College, Arizona State University, and 2009 NACADA president
Author: Kenneth F. Hughey,Dorothy Nelson,Joanne K. Damminger,Betsy McCalla-Wriggins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Seasoned psychotherapists realize that no single theory or unitary treatment can ever suffice for all patients, disorders, and situations. This volume provides a comprehensive description and illustration of psychotherapy integration by leading proponents. Replete with clinical vignettes, this unique handbook will be invaluable to practitioners, researchers, and students alike.
Author: John C. Norcross,Marvin R. Goldfried
Publisher: Oxford University Press