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            Variational Theories for Liquid Crystals

            Variational Theories for Liquid Crystals (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Virga, E. G.

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Essentially there are two variational theories of liquid crystals explained in this book. The theory put forward by Zocher, Oseen and Frank is classical, while that proposed by Ericksen is newer in its mathematical formulation although it has been postulated in the physical liter...ature for the past two decades. The newer theory provides a better explanation of defects in liquid crystals, especially of those concentrated on lines and surfaces, which escape the scope of the classical theory. The book opens the way to the wealth of applications that will follow.
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            ISBN 9780367449063
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Applied Mathematics
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            The Handbook of Applied Expert Systems

            The Handbook of Applied Expert Systems (Paperback)

            Edited by Liebowitz, Jay

            • RRP: $116.00
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            The Handbook of Applied Expert Systems is a landmark work dedicated solely to this rapidly advancing area of study. Edited by Jay Liebowitz, a professor, author, and consultant known around the world for his work in the field, this authoritative source covers the latest expert sy...stem technologies, applications, methodologies, and practices. The book features contributions from more than 40 of the world's foremost expert systems authorities in industry, government, and academia. The Handbook is organized into two major sections. The first section explains expert systems technologies while the second section focuses on applied examples in a wide variety of industries. Key topics covered include fuzzy systems, genetic algorithm development, machine learning, knowledge representation, and much more.
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            ISBN 9780367448011
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Modeling Software Behavior: A Craftsman's Approach

            Modeling Software Behavior: A Craftsman's Approach (Paperback)

            By Jorgensen, Paul C.

            • RRP: $116.00
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            This book provides engineers, developers, and technicians with a detailed treatment of various models of software behavior that will support early analysis, comprehension, and model-based testing. The expressive capabilities and limitations of each behavioral model are also discu...ssed.
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            ISBN 9780367446048
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Security in Wireless Mesh Networks
             

            Security in Wireless Mesh Networks (Paperback)

            Edited by Zhang, Yan; Zheng, Jun; Hu, Honglin

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Examining the emerging standards of security, addressing such topics as authentication, access control and authorization, attacks, privacy and trust, encryption, key management, identity management, DoS attacks, and more, this text also presents numerous case studies as well as v...arious applications.
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            ISBN 9780367452605
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications
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            Title Sequences as Paratexts: Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation
             

            Title Sequences as Paratexts: Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Betancourt, Michael

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              20 Dec 19

            In his third book on the semiotics of title sequences, Title Sequences as Paratexts, theorist Michael Betancourt offers an analysis of the relationship between the title sequence and its primary text-the narrative whose production the titles credit. Using a wealth of examples dra...wn from across film history-ranging from White Zombie (1931), Citizen Kane (1940) and Bullitt (1968) to Prince of Darkness (1987), Mission: Impossible (1996), Sucker Punch (2011) and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (2017)-Betancourt develops an understanding of how the audience interprets title sequences as instances of paranarrative, simultaneously engaging them as both narrative exposition and as credits for the production. This theory of cinematic paratexts, while focused on the title sequence, has application to trailers, commercials, and other media as well.
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            ISBN 9780367892371
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Synchronization and Title Sequences: Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics
             

            Synchronization and Title Sequences: Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Betancourt, Michael

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              20 Dec 19

            Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to o...rganize their visuals-from Vertigo (1958) to The Player (1990) and X-Men: First Class (2011)-author Michael Betancourt develops a foundational framework for the critique and discussion of motion graphics' use of synchronization and sound, as well as a theoretical description of how sound-image relationships develop on-screen.
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            ISBN 9780367890391
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            High-Speed 3D Imaging with Digital Fringe Projection Techniques
             

            High-Speed 3D Imaging with Digital Fringe Projection Techniques (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Song

            • RRP: $133.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Digital fringe projection (DFP) techniques are used for non-contact shape measurement of 3D images. In the rapidly expanding field of 3D high-speed imaging, the demand for DFP continues to grow due to the technology's fast speed, flexibility, low cost, and high accuracy. High-Spe...ed 3D Imaging with Digital Fringe Projection Techniques discusses the generation of digital fringe with digital video projection devices, covering a variety of core technical aspects. The book begins by establishing the theoretical foundations of fringe pattern analysis, reviewing various 3D imaging techniques while highlighting the advantages of DFP. The author then: Describes the differences between digital light processing (DLP), liquid crystal display (LCD), and liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) Explains how to unwrap phase maps temporally and spatially Shows how to generate fringe patterns with video projectors Demonstrates how to convert phase to coordinates through system calibrations Provides a detailed example of a built-from-scratch 3D imaging system Incorporating valuable insights gained during the author's 15+ years of 3D imaging research, High-Speed 3D Imaging with Digital Fringe Projection Techniques illuminates the pathway to advancement in high-speed 3D optical imaging using DFP.
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            ISBN 9780367869724
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion
             

            Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sisler, Vit; Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin; Zeiler, Xenia

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection o...f essays presents a broad range of influential methodological approaches that illuminate how and why video games shape the construction of religious beliefs and practices, and also situates such research within the wider discourse on how digital media intersect with the religious worlds of the 21st century. Each chapter discusses a particular method and its theoretical background, summarizes existing research, and provides a practical case study that demonstrates how the method specifically contributes to the wider study of video games and religion. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging scholars of religion and digital gaming, this book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the areas of digital culture, new media, religious studies, and game studies across a wide range of disciplines.
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            ISBN 9780367889920
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation
             

            Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation (Paperback)

            Edited by Karimi, Hassan A.

            • RRP: $96.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Outdoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services have become indispensable in people's mobility in unfamiliar environments. Advances in key technologies (e.g., positioning and mobile devices), has spurred interest in research and development of indoor wayfinding and navigat...ion systems and services in recent years. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation provides both breadth and depth of knowledge in designing and building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It covers the types of sensors both feasible and practical for localization of users inside buildings. The book discusses current approaches, techniques, and technologies for addressing issues in indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It includes coverage of the cognitive, positioning, mapping, and application perspectives, an unusual but useful combination of information. This mix of different perspectives helps you better understand the issues and challenges of building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services, how they are different from those used outdoors, and how they can be used efficiently and effectively in challenging applications. Written by well-known specialists in the field, the book addresses all aspects of indoor wayfinding and navigation. It includes the latest research developments on the topic, succinctly covers the fundamentals, and details the issues and challenges in building new systems and services. With this information, you can design indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services for a variety of uses and users.
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            ISBN 9780367869519
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering
             

            Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering (Paperback)

            By Hollnagel, Erik; Woods, David D.

            • RRP: $96.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Nothing has been more prolific over the past century than human/machine interaction. Automobiles, telephones, computers, manufacturing machines, robots, office equipment, machines large and small; all affect the very essence of our daily lives. However, this interaction has not a...lways been efficient or easy and has at times turned fairly hazardous. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) seeks to improve this situation by the careful study of human/machine interaction as the meaningful behavior of a unified system. Written by pioneers in the development of CSE, Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering offers a principled approach to studying human work with complex technology. The authors use a top-down, functional approach and emphasize a proactive (coping) perspective on work that overcomes the limitations of the structural human information processing view. They describe a conceptual framework for analysis with concrete theories and methods for joint system modeling that can be applied across the spectrum of single human/machine systems, social/technical systems, and whole organizations. The book explores both current and potential applications of CSE illustrated by examples. Understanding the complexities and functions of the human/machine interaction is critical to designing safe, highly functional, and efficient technological systems. This is a critical reference for students, designers, and engineers in a wide variety of disciplines.
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            ISBN 9780367864200
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Interest Age 19+ years
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