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            Introduction to Geometric Algebra Computing

            Introduction to Geometric Algebra Computing (Paperback)

            By Hildenbrand, Dietmar

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            From the Foreword: Dietmar Hildenbrand's new book, Introduction to Geometric Algebra Computing, in my view, fills an important gap in Clifford's geometric algebra literature...I can only congratulate the author for the daring simplicity of his novel educational approach taken in ...this book, consequently combined with hands on computer based exploration. Without noticing, the active reader will thus educate himself in elementary geometric algebra algorithm development, geometrically intuitive, highly comprehensible, and fully optimized. --Eckhard Hitzer, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan Geometric Algebra is a very powerful mathematical system for an easy and intuitive treatment of geometry, but the community working with it is still very small. The main goal of this book is to close this gap with an introduction to Geometric Algebra from an engineering/computing perspective. This book is intended to give a rapid introduction to computing with Geometric Algebra and its power for geometric modeling. From the geometric objects point of view, it focuses on the most basic ones, namely points, lines and circles. This algebra is called Compass Ruler Algebra, since it is comparable to working with a compass and ruler. The book explores how to compute with these geometric objects, and their geometric operations and transformations, in a very intuitive way. The book follows a top-down approach, and while it focuses on 2D, it is also easily expandable to 3D computations. Algebra in engineering applications such as computer graphics, computer vision and robotics are also covered.
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            ISBN 9780367571320
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery

            Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery (Paperback)

            By Payandeh, Shahram

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            Visual Tracking in Conventional Minimally Invasive Surgery introduces the various tools and methodologies that can be used to enhance a conventional surgical setup with some degree of automation. The main focus of this book is on methods for tracking surgical tools and how they c...an be used to assist the surgeon during the surgical operation. Various notions associated with surgeon-computer interfaces and image-guided navigation are explored, with a range of experimental results. The book starts with some basic motivations for minimally invasive surgery and states the various distinctions between robotic and non-robotic (conventional) versions of this procedure. Common components of this type of operation are presented with a review of the literature addressing the automation aspects of such a setup. Examples of tracking results are shown for both motion and gesture recognition of surgical tools, which can be used as part of the surgeon-computer interface. In the case of marker-less tracking, where no special visual markers can be added to the surgical tools, the tracking results are divided into two types of methodology, depending on the nature and the estimate of the visual noise. Details of the tracking methods are presented using standard Kalman filters and particle filters. The last part of the book provides approaches for tracking a region on the surgical scene defined by the surgeon. Examples of how these tracking approaches can be used as part of image-guided navigation are demonstrated. This book is designed for control engineers interested in visual tracking, computer vision researchers and system designers involved with surgical automation, as well as surgeons, biomedical engineers, and robotic researchers.
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            ISBN 9780367574307
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, Second Edition

            Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Comer, Douglas

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            An Update of the Most Practical A-to-Z Operating System Book Widely lauded for avoiding the typical black box approach found in other operating system textbooks, the first edition of this bestselling book taught readers how an operating system works and explained how to build it ...from the ground up. Continuing to follow a logical pattern for system design, Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, Second Edition removes the mystery from operating system design and consolidates the body of material into a systematic discipline. It presents a hierarchical design paradigm that organizes major operating system components in an orderly, understandable manner. The book guides readers through the construction of a conventional process-based operating system using practical, straightforward primitives. It gives the implementation details of one set of primitives, usually the most popular set. Once readers understand how primitives can be implemented on conventional hardware, they can then easily implement alternative versions. The text begins with a bare machine and proceeds step-by-step through the design and implementation of Xinu, which is a small, elegant operating system that supports dynamic process creation, dynamic memory allocation, network communication, local and remote file systems, a shell, and device-independent I/O functions. The Xinu code runs on many hardware platforms. This second edition has been completely rewritten to contrast operating systems for RISC and CISC processors. Encouraging hands-on experimentation, the book provides updated code throughout and examples for two low-cost experimenter boards: BeagleBone Black from ARM and Galileo from Intel.
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            ISBN 9780367575939
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Big Data and Computational Intelligence in Networking

            Big Data and Computational Intelligence in Networking (Paperback)

            Edited by Wu, Yulei; Hu, Fei; Min, Geyong; Zomaya, Albert Y.

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            This book presents state-of-the-art solutions to the theoretical and practical challenges stemming from the leverage of big data and its computational intelligence in supporting smart network operation, management, and optimization. In particular, the technical focus covers the c...omprehensive understanding of network big data, efficient collection and management of network big data, distributed and scalable online analytics for network big data, and emerging applications of network big data for computational intelligence.
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            ISBN 9780367572440
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Bio-Inspired Algorithms in PID Controller Optimization

            Bio-Inspired Algorithms in PID Controller Optimization (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kallannan, Jagatheesan; Baskaran, Anand; Dey, Nilanjan; Ashour, Amira S.

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            This book discusses in-depth role of optimization to optimize the controller parameters with reference to bio-inspired algorithms. Comparative studies to evaluate the performance of different optimization techniques in terms of the settling time, overshoot and undershoot response...s of the frequency deviations, tie-line power flow deviations, and the area control error are included, supported by examples. The book also includes different scenarios of the load frequency controller for single area as well as multi-area thermal power generating unit considering different algorithms. Key Features: Highlights the importance of tuning the power system controller parameters with emphasis on bio-inspiration algorithms Provides some applied applications/examples of the thermal power system Focusses on power system applications based on the optimization algorithms with different single area and multi-area thermal power systems Reports different cases on the interconnected power systems with providing optimal performance by optimizing the controller's parameters
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            ISBN 9780367606961
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Discrete Problems in Nature Inspired Algorithms

            Discrete Problems in Nature Inspired Algorithms (Paperback)

            By Shukla, Anupam; Tiwari, Ritu

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            This book includes introduction of several algorithms which are exclusively for graph based problems, namely combinatorial optimization problems, path formation problems, etc. Each chapter includes the introduction of the basic traditional nature inspired algorithm and discussion... of the modified version for discrete algorithms including problems pertaining to discussed algorithms.
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            ISBN 9780367572372
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Computer Games and Software Engineering

            Computer Games and Software Engineering (Paperback)

            Edited by Cooper, Kendra M. L.; Scacchi, Walt

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            Computer games represent a significant software application domain for innovative research in software engineering techniques and technologies. Game developers, whether focusing on entertainment-market opportunities or game-based applications in non-entertainment domains, thus sh...are a common interest with software engineers and developers on how to best engineer game software. Featuring contributions from leading experts in software engineering, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to computer game software development that includes its history as well as emerging research on the interaction between these two traditionally distinct fields. An ideal reference for software engineers, developers, and researchers, this book explores game programming and development from a software engineering perspective. It introduces the latest research in computer game software engineering (CGSE) and covers topics such as HALO (Highly Addictive, sociaLly Optimized) software engineering, multi-player outdoor smartphone games, gamifying sports software, and artificial intelligence in games. The book explores the use of games in software engineering education extensively. It also covers game software requirements engineering, game software architecture and design approaches, game software testing and usability assessment, game development frameworks and reusability techniques, and game scalability infrastructure, including support for mobile devices and web-based services.
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            ISBN 9780367575748
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations

            Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations (Paperback)

            By Shampine, L. F.

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            This new work is an introduction to the numerical solution of the initial value problem for a system of ordinary differential equations. The first three chapters are general in nature, and chapters 4 through 8 derive the basic numerical methods, prove their convergence, study the...ir stability and consider how to implement them effectively. The book focuses on the most important methods in practice and develops them fully, uses examples throughout, and emphasizes practical problem-solving methods.
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            ISBN 9780367449568
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Introduction to Software Engineering

            Introduction to Software Engineering (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Leach, Ronald J.

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            Practical Guidance on the Efficient Development of High-Quality Software Introduction to Software Engineering, Second Edition equips students with the fundamentals to prepare them for satisfying careers as software engineers regardless of future changes in the field, even if the ...changes are unpredictable or disruptive in nature. Retaining the same organization as its predecessor, this second edition adds considerable material on open source and agile development models. The text helps students understand software development techniques and processes at a reasonably sophisticated level. Students acquire practical experience through team software projects. Throughout much of the book, a relatively large project is used to teach about the requirements, design, and coding of software. In addition, a continuing case study of an agile software development project offers a complete picture of how a successful agile project can work. The book covers each major phase of the software development life cycle, from developing software requirements to software maintenance. It also discusses project management and explains how to read software engineering literature. Three appendices describe software patents, command-line arguments, and flowcharts.
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            ISBN 9780367575038
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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            Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice

            Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice (Paperback)

            By da Silva, Mario Marques

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            Cable and Wireless Networks: Theory and Practice presents a comprehensive approach to networking, cable and wireless communications, and networking security. It describes the most important state-of-the-art fundamentals and system details in the field, as well as many key aspects... concerning the development and understanding of current and emergent services. In this book, the author gathers in a single volume current and emergent cable and wireless network services and technologies. Unlike other books, which cover each one of these topics independently without establishing their natural relationships, this book allows students to quickly learn and improve their mastering of the covered topics with a deeper understanding of their interconnection. It also collects in a single source the latest developments in the area, typically only within reach of an active researcher. Each chapter illustrates the theory of cable and wireless communications with relevant examples, hands-on exercises, and review questions suitable for readers with a BSc degree or an MSc degree in computer science or electrical engineering. This approach makes the book well suited for higher education students in courses such as networking, telecommunications, mobile communications, and network security. This is an excellent reference book for academic, institutional, and industrial professionals with technical responsibilities in planning, design and development of networks, telecommunications and security systems, and mobile communications, as well as for Cisco CCNA and CCNP exam preparation.
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            ISBN 9780367575076
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
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