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Contents
Biology ............................................................................................. 3 BUSiNESS & MANAgEMENT ................................................................... 6 Accounting/Finance ...................................................................... 6 iT Project Management .................................................................10 Production/Quantitative Methods ................................................. 11 CoMPUTErS ANd iNForMATioN ProCESSiNg ..........................................13 ECoNoMiCS .........................................................................................46 ENgiNEEriNg ......................................................................................60 Civil ............................................................................................60 Electronics and Electrical ..............................................................61 Mechanical ..................................................................................67 Production ...................................................................................71
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ENviroNMENT/ENErgy STUdiES ............................................................72 gENErAl TiTlE ...................................................................................73 JoUrNAliSM/lANgUAgE/liNgUiSTiCS ...................................................74 MAThEMATiCS/STATiSTiCS ....................................................................78 MEdiCiNE ...........................................................................................82 PhiloSoPhy .......................................................................................83 PhySiCS .............................................................................................85 ProFESSioNAl TiTlE ...........................................................................86 PSyChology .......................................................................................87 AUThorWiSE AlPhABETiCAl liSTiNg....................................................91

Biology
Computational moleCular Biology an algorithmic approach
pavel a. pevzner, Professor, Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Biological Sciences, University of Southern California.

332 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2550-8 / ` 350.00 Computational Molecular Biology is an emerging discipline which is increasingly engaging the attention of computer scientists, mathematicians, and biologists. This text covers a broad range of algorithmic and combinatorial topics and shows how they are connected to molecular biology and biotechnology. The book has substantial computational biology without formulas component that gives biological motivation and computational ideas in a simple way. This simplified presentation of biology and computing aims to make the book accessible to computer scientists entering this new area and to biologists who do not have sufficient background for more involved computational techniques. Every chapter has an introductory section that describes both computational and biological ideas without any formulas. The book concentrates on computational ideas rather than details of the algorithms and makes special efforts to present these ideas in an easy-to-understand manner.

Key Features
The text covers new ideasfor example, Computational Proteomics, Genome Rearrangements, Sequence Comparison and DNA Arraysas well as old ideas, for instance, Restriction Mapping, to show that a synthesis of both is necessary for a holistic understanding of the subject. The last section in each chapter briefly describes the important recent developments that are outside the body of the chapter. Large number of diagrams are provided to illustrate the concepts. One chapter is exclusively devoted to Problems. The exhaustive Bibliography would fuel further research into the subject. This up-to-date and well-researched study would prove to be extremely useful to students of molecular biology, bioinformatics, computer science, and mathematics. Besides, professionals in the field should value it for the new insights it provides into the subject. Contents: Preface. Computational Gene Hunting. Restriction Mapping. Map Assembly. Sequencing. DNA Arrays. Sequence Comparison. Multiple Alignment. Finding Signals in DNA. Gene Prediction. Genome Rearrangements. Computational Proteomics. Problems. All You Need to Know about Molecular Biology. Bibliography. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Biology
genetiCs of Cognitive neurosCienCe, the
Edited by: terry e. golDBerg is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Neurocognitive Research at the Zucker Hillside Hospitals Psychiatry Research Division and the Litwin Zucker Alzheimers Research Center at the Long Island Medical Center in Manhasset, New York. Daniel r. WeinBerger is Chief of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch and Director of Genes, Cognition, and Psychosis Program at the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. 312 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4299-6 / ` 295.00 The Genetics of Cognitive Neuroscience aims to give the reader a working understanding of the influence of specific genetics variants on cognition, affective regulation, personality, and central nervous system disorders. It has been known that the aspects of behavior runs in families; studies shows that characteristics related to cognition, temperament, and all major psychiatric disorders are heritable. The book offers a primer on understanding the genetics mechanisms of such inherited traits. The chapters emphasize fundamental issues regarding the design of experiments, the use of bioinformatics tools, the integration of data from different levels of analysis and the validity of finding, arguing that association between genes and cognitive processes must be replicable and placed in a neurobiological context for validation. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Contents: Preface. Introduction. i methodologies for genetic association studies of Cognition Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics: An Outline for Neuropsychological GeneticsLucas Kempf and Daniel R. Weinberger. Statistical Methods in Neuropsychiatric GeneticsKristin K. Nicodemus and Fengyu Zhang. Animal Models of Genetic Effects on CognitionFrancesco Papaleo, Daniel R. Weinberger, and Jingshan Chen. ii genetic approaches to individual Differences in Cognition and affective regulationThe Genetics of Intelligence Danielle PosthumaEco J.C. de Geus, and Ian J- Deary. Candidate Genes Associated with Attention and Cognitive ControlJohn Fossella, Jin Fan, and Michael I. Posner. Genetics of Corticolimbic Function and Emotional ReactivityAhmad R. Hariri, Erika E. Forbes, and Kristin L. Bigos. Genes Associated with Individual Differences in Cognitive Aging Terry E. Goldberg and Venkata S. Mattay. iii genetic studies of Cognition and treatment response in neuropsychiatric DiseaseGenetics of Dyslexia: Cognitive Analysis, Candidate Genes, Comorbidities, and Etiologic InteractionsBruce F. Pennington, Lauren M. McGrath, and Shelley D. Smith. Cognitive Intermediate Phenotypes in Schizophrenia GeneticsGary Donohoe, Terry E. Goldberg, and Aiden Corvin. The Genetic Basis for the Cognitive Deterioration of Alzheimers DiseaseJohn M. Ringman and Jeffrey L. Cummings. Pharmacogenetic Approaches to Neurocognition in Schizophrenia Katherine E. Burdick and Anil K. Malhotra. Contributors. Index

Biology
proCesses of life, the an introduction to molecular Biology
laWrenCe e. hunter is a Director of Computational Bioscience Program and of the Center for Computational Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

320 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4078-7 / ` 350.00 Becoming conversant with the intricacies of molecular biology and its extensive technical vocabulary can be a challenge, though, as introductory materials often seem more like a barrier than an invitation to the study of life. This text offers a concise and accessible introduction to molecular biology, requiring no previous background in science; it covers the basics in all aspects of molecular biology, from biochemistry and evolution to molecular medicine and biotechnology. A reader who has mastered the information in The Processes of Life is ready to move on to more complex material in almost any area of contemporary biology. The Processes of Life is an excellent introduction to molecular biology . By deconstructing an exceedingly complicated body of information into a set of core principles, Hunter provides the reader with a framework for grasping the strengths and challenges of modern biology... this books clarity and frankness make it an invaluable resource for any person, from any profession, seeking an introduction to molecular biology. anDrea l. surez Larry Hunter has once again taken a complicated field and reduced it to a set of key principles and associated examples. His writing style mirrors his personalityenthusiastic, frank, and to the point. This book is a great way for those with a technical background to get up to speed on modern biology and the wealth of challenges it provides. russ B. altman Contents: Preface. In the Beginning... Evolution. A Little Bit of Chemistry. The Structure and Function of Bacteria. Biological Macromolecules. Eukaryotes. Multicellular Organisms and Development. Anatomy, Physiology, and Systems Biology. Disease and Its Treatment. Molecular Biotechnology. Molecular Bioethics. Glossary. Index PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Business & management

accounting/Finance

applieD Computational eConomiCs anD finanCe


mario J. miranDa is Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University. paul l. faCkler is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University. 528 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3934-7 / ` 495.00 This book presents a variety of computational methods used to solve dynamic problems in economics and finance. It emphasizes practical numerical methods rather than mathematical proofs and focuses on techniques that apply directly to economic analyses. The examples are drawn from a wide range of subspecialties of economics and finance, with particular emphasis on problems in agricultural and resource economics, macroeconomics, and finance. The book is divided into two parts. The first part develops basic numerical methods, including linear and nonlinear equation methods, complementarity methods, finite-dimensional optimization, numerical integration and differentiation, and function approximation. The second part presents methods for solving dynamic stochastic models in economics and finance, including dynamic programming, rational expectations, and arbitrage pricing models in discrete and continuous time. The book uses matlab to illustrate the algorithms and includes a utilities toolbox to help readers develop their own computational economics applications. One of this books many strengths is its structure, the way theory-based chapters alternate with analytical ones. This will make it an invaluable resource in the classroom. thomas J. sargent, Department of Economics, New York University, and Hoover Institution, Stanford University This book ties together numerical methods with state-of-the-art mathematical tools in a user-friendly way. It should be part of the program in math camps for incoming graduate students in economics and finance. The matlab programs are a very useful resource for anyone doing applied research. paul D. McNelis, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University Contents: Preface. Introduction. Linear Equations and Computer Basics. Nonlinear Equations and Complementarity Problems. Finite-Dimensional Optimization. Numerical Integration and Differentiation. Function Approximation. Discrete Time, Discrete State Dynamic Models. Discrete Time, Continuous State Dynamic Models: Theory and Examples. Discrete Time, Continuous State Dynamic Models: Methods. Continuous Time Models: Theory and Examples. Continuous Time Models: Solution Methods. Appendix A: Mathematical Background. Appendix B: A Matlab Primer. References. Index.

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accounting/Finance

BonD priCing anD portfolio analysis protecting investors in the long run
olivier de la granDville, Professor of Economics, University of Geneva and Visiting Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University.

476 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2888-4 / ` 395.00 This text makes available the most important methodological advances in bond evaluation from the past twenty years. With uncommon precision and a strong emphasis on the underlying economic fundamentals, it presents a unified framework for understanding the basic tools of bond evaluation, including duration, convexity, and immunization. The most valuable feature of the book is a general immunization theorem that can be used by practitioners to protect investors against any change in the structure of spot interest rates. Also of note is the detailed presentation of the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model and a discussion of its relationships with classical immunization schemes. Each chapter is followed by a series of questions, problem sets, and projects; detailed solutions to all of them appear at the end of the book. Bonds are mathematical securities, and Olivier de La Grandville gives us the economics, the theory, the math, the intuition, and the numerical examples in this wonderfully thorough book. roger iBBotson, Yale School of Management The book can be described as a dream toolbox for any bond portfolio analyst. milaD zarin, University of Neuchtel Contents: Introduction. A First Visit to Interest Rates and Bonds. An Arbitrage-Enforced Valuation of Bonds. The Various Concepts of Rates of Return on Bonds: Yield to Maturity and Horizon Rate of Return. Duration: Definition, Main Properties, and Uses. Duration at Work: The Relative Bias in the T-Bond Futures Conversion Factor. Immunization: A First Approach. Convexity: Definition, Main Properties, and Uses. The Importance of Convexity in Bond Management. The Yield Curve and the Term Structure of Interest Rates. Immunizing Bond Portfolios Against Parallel Moves of the Spot Rate Structure. Continuous Spot and Forward Rates of Return, with Two Important Applications. Two Important Applications. Estimating the Long-Term Expected Rate of Return, Its Variance, and Its Probability Distribution. Introducing the Concept of Directional Duration. A General Immunization Theorem, and Applications. Arbitrage Pricing in Discrete and Continuous Time. The Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model of Forward Interest Rates, Bond Prices, and Derivatives. The Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model at Work: Applications to Bond Immunization. By Way of Conclusion: Some Further Steps. Answers to Questions. Further Reading. References. Index.

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accounting/Finance

eConomiCs of miCrofinanCe, the 2nd ed.


Beatriz armenDriz is Lecturer in Economics at Harvard University, on leave from University College London, where she is Senior Lecturer in Economics. Jonathan morDuCh is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at New York University. 488 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4271-2 / ` 425.00 The microfinance revolution has allowed more than 150 million poor around the world to receive small loans without collateral, build up assets, and buy insurance. This book offers an accessible and engaging analysis of the global expansion of financial markets in poor communities. It introduces readers to the key ideas driving microfinance, integrating theory with empirical data and addressing a range of issues, including savings and insurance, the role of women, impact measurement, and management incentives. This second edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest data, with new material on commercialization, credit contracts, savings and insurance, gender, impact measurement, and governance. Appendixes and problem sets cover technical material. The book is primarily meant for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics and public policy. Researchers practitioners in the field will also find the book useful. Anyone interested in the science behind microfinance must read this impressive book. It is written with experience in microfinance and deep understanding of economics. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 muhammaD yunus, Noble Peace Price Laureate (2006) An extraordinary book, inasmuch as it explains not only the underlying rationale of microfinance but, more broadly, of finance itself thomas easton, Asia Business Editor, The Economist It is necessary to use critical economic reasoning to understand why the [microfinance] movement is such a success This book is splendid contribution to that goal, and will be a great help to the students, teachers, and practitioners in economics and social sciences. amartya sen, Lamont University Professor, Harvard University, Nobel Laureate in Economics (1998) Contents: Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgements. Rethinking Banking. Why Intervene in Credit Markets?. Roots of Microfinance: ROSCAs and Credit Cooperatives. Group Lending. Beyond Group Lending. Savings and Insurance. Gender. Commercialization and Regulation. Measuring Impacts. Subsidy and Sustainability. Managing Microfinance. Notes. References. Abbreviations. Name Index. Subject Index.

Business & management

accounting/Finance

introDuCtion to the eConomiCs anD mathematiCs of finanCial markets


Jaka Cvitani, Professor of Mathematics and Economics, University of Southern California. fernanDo zapatero, Assistant Professor, Finance, Marshall School of Business and Department of Economics, the University of Southern California.

520 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2889-1 / ` 395.00 An innovative and easily accessible textbook for students in financial mathematics, financial engineering and economics, this book provides a rigorous overview of the subject. Each chapter presents mathematical models of financial problems at three different degrees of sophistication: single-period, multi-period, and continuous-time. The single-period and multi-period models require only basic calculus and an introductory probability/statistics course, while an advanced undergraduate course in probability is helpful in understanding the continuous-time models. In this way, the material is given complete coverage at different levels; the less advanced student can stop before the more sophisticated mathematics and still be able to grasp the general principles of financial economics. This is a sophisticated yet highly readable introduction to the most important ideas of modern financial economics by two leading experts in mathematical finance. anDreW W. lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor, Sloan School, MIT This book provides a very clear and readable approach to the structure, background, and theory of modern financial markets. It can easily be used as a text for a graduate course in quantitative finance and as a reference by practitioners. Unlike more mathematical treatments, however, most of its content should also be accessible to good MBA students. roBert J. elliott, RBC Financial Group Professor of Finance, University of Calgary This book is the first of its kindan accessible but rigorous treatment of classic dynamic asset-pricing models, appropriate for masters-level or introductory doctoral courses, and suitable for students from various fields, including economics, finance, or applied mathematics. An excellent contribution. Darrell Duffie, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Contents: Preface. i: the setting: markets, models, interest rates, utility maximization, risk Financial Markets. Interest Rates. Models of Securities Prices in Financial Markets. Optimal Consumption/ Portfolio Strategies. Risk. ii: priCing anD heDging of Derivative seCuritiesArbitrage and RiskNeutral Pricing. Option Pricing. Fixed-Income Market Models and Derivatives. Hedging. Bond Hedging. Numerical Methods. iii: equiliBrium moDelsEquilibrium Fundamentals. CAPM. Multifactor Models. Other Pure Exchange Equilibria. Appendix: Probability Theory Essentials. References. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Business & management


managing information teChnology proJeCts

IT Project Management

Applying Project Management Strategies to Software, Hardware, and Integration Initiatives


James taylor is a PMI certified project manager with more than 30 years experience in projects and program management in both the public and private sectors. 288 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4302-3 / ` 275.00 It has been widely reported that IT project failure is overwhelmingly traceable to poorly defined project organization, a lack of training, weak executive support, inconsistent methods and policies, and other readily addressed factors. More than half of all IT projects overrun their budgets, schedules, or both by at least 200 per cent. This book provides systems project managers with field - proven tools and step-by-step methodologies to start and complete every project hardware, software, or integration within prescribed parameters. With the project management methodology presented in this book and its focus on the practical applications, the IT managers can make every project run smoothly, efficiently and profitably.

Coverage includes:
q q q q q Organizing information technology project teams and developing project plans Risk management issues for IT projects Systems engineering Customer requirements and service Project monitoring, control, closeout and assessment

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Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Foundations of Project Management. Information Technology Project and Systems Life Cycles: Project Management and Team Activities. Identifying and Developing Customer Requirements. Organizing the Project Team. Developing the Information Technology Project Plan. Risk Management in Information Technology Projects. Systems Engineering: The Hub of Project Management. Project Monitoring and Control. Rapid Development in IT Projects. Principles of Project Closeout. Customer ServiceFinishing Project. Index.

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Production/Quantitative Methods

online stoChastiC ComBinatorial optimization


pasCal van hentenryCk and russell Bent

248 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3239-3 / ` 225.00 The progress in optimization techniques and information technology has made it possible to solve complex problems involving uncertainty and severe time constraints. For example in the airline industry complex fleet assignments, crew scheduling, gate allocation etc. have to be precisely worked out using advance optimization algorithms, but major disruptions like unforeseen weather conditions, strikes, breakdown etc. have also to be reckoned. Increasingly there are many industries and occupationsfrom manufacturing units and power grid networks to emergency ambulance services to packed scheduling for internet communication and reservation systemneed to employ online decision making processes. This book presents the ideal framework, online stochastic combinatorial optimization to address this challenge. The text gives several online stochastic algorithms implementing the framework, provides performance guarantees, and demonstrates a variety of applications. The authors discuss how to relax some of the assumptions in using historical sampling and machine learning and analyze different underlying algorithmic problems before addressing the frameworks possible limitations and suggesting directions for future research. The main innovation in the text lies in the class of online anticipatory algorithms that combine online algorithms (from computer science) and stochastic programming (from operation research), and combinatorial optimization for sequential decision making under uncertainty. Useful for advanced courses in operations research, computer science, and production engineering, this book will also be a useful companion to professionals concerned with optimization technology and online decision making methods. Contents: Preface. Introduction. i online stoChastiC sCheDulingOnline Stochastic Scheduling. Theoretical Analysis. Packet Scheduling. ii online stoChastiC reservationsOnline Stochastic Reservations. Online Multiknapsack Problems. iii online stoChastiC routingVehicle Routing with Time Windows. Online Stochastic Routing. Online Vehicle Dispatching. Online Vehicle Routing with Time Windows. iv learning anD historiCal samplingLearning Distributions. Historical Sampling. v sequential DeCision makingMarkov Chance-Decision Processes. References. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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Production/Quantitative Methods

WorkfloW management models, methods, and systems


Wil van Der aalst and kees van hee

348 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3794-7 / ` 325.00 This book offers a comprehensive introduction to workflow management, the management of business processes with information technology. By defining, analyzing, and redesigning an organizations resources and operations, workflow management systems ensure that the right information reaches the right person or computer application at the right time. The book provides a basic overview of workflow terminology and organization, as well as detailed coverage of workflow modeling with Petri nets. Because Petri nets make definitions easier for nonexperts to understand, they facilitate communication between designers and users. The book includes a chapter of case studies, review exercises, and a glossary. This book provides a very good, wide-ranging introduction to the theory of workflow technology. Of particular note is the rigorous derivation of workflow process models using Petrinet formalization. DaviD HolliNgswortH, Distinguished Engineer, ICL Pathway, UK, and Chairman, Workflow Management Coalition, Technical Committee PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Contents: Series Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Organizing Workflows. Modeling Workflows. Management of Workflows. Analyzing Workflows. Functions and Architecture of Workflow Systems. Roadmap for Workflow System Development. Sagitta 2000 Case Study. Appendix A: Workflow Theory. Appendix B: Workflow Modeling Using UML. Solutions to Exercises. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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aDvanCes in knoWleDge DisCovery anD Data mining
Edited by: usama m. fayyaD is a Technical Group Supervisor of the Machine Learning Systems Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California institute of Technology. gregory piatetsky-shapiro is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at GTE Laboratories. paDhraiC symth is a Technical Group Leader at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. ramasamy uthurusamy is Project Leader at General Motors R&D Center. 628 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4134-0 / ` 525.00 This book brings together the latest researchin statistics, databases, machine learning, and artificial intelligencethat are part of the exciting and rapidly growing field of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. The chapters of this book, organized into eight sections, span fundamental issues of knowledge discovery, classification and clustering, trend and deviation analysis, dependency derivation, integrated discovery systems, augmented database systems, and application case studies: part one deals with fundamental issues in discovery. part two examines specific techniques for data mining. part three presents methods for dealing with trend and deviation analysis. part four focuses on data mining techniques for deriving dependencies. part five discusses integrated discovery systems. part six presents approaches for next-generation database systems. part seven presents several real and successful applications. the appendices provides a list of terms used in the literature of this fast-expanding field, and a list of online resources for the KDD researcher. Contents: Foreword Preface. From Data Mining to Knowledge Discovery: An Overview. i. foundations The Process of Knowledge Discovery in Databases: A Human-Centered Approach. Graphical Models for Discovering Knowledge. A Statistical Perspective on Knowledge Discovery in Databases. ii. Classification and ClusteringInductive Logic Programming and Knowledge Discovery in Databases. Bayesian Classification (Auto Class): Theory and Results. Discovering Informative Patterns and Data Cleaning. Transforming Rules and Trees into Comprehensible Knowledge Structures. iii. trend and Deviation analysisFinding Patterns in Time Series: A Dynamic Programming Approach. Explora: A Multipattern and Multistrategy Discovery Assistant. iv. Dependency DerivationBayesian Networks for Knowledge Discovery. Fast Discovery of Association Rules. From Contingency Tables to Various Forms of Knowledge in Databases. v. integrated Discovery systemsIntegrating Inductive and Deductive Reasoning for Data Mining. Metaqueries for Data Mining. Exploration of the Power of Attribute-Oriented Induction in Data Mining. vi. next generation Database systemsUsing Inductive Learning To Generate Rules for Semantic Query Optimization. Data Surveyor: Searching the Nuggets in Parallel. vii. kDD applicationsAutomating the Analysis and Cataloging of Sky Surveys. Selecting and Reporting What is Interesting: The KEFIR Application to Healthcare Data. Modeling Subjective Uncertainty in Image Annotation. Predicting Equity Returns from Securities Data with Minimal Rule Generation. From Data Mining to Knowledge Discovery: Current Challenges and Future Directions. viii. appendicesA: Knowledge Discovery in Databases Terminology. B: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Internet Resources. About the Editors. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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ant Colony optimization
marCo Dorigo is research director of IRIDA lab at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and the inventor of the ant colony optimization metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization problems. thomas sttzle is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Darmstadt University of Technology.

320 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / isBn-81-203-2684-9 / ` 325.00 This book introduces the rapidly growing field of ant colony optimization. It gives a broad overview of many aspects of ACO, ranging from a detailed description of the ideas underlying ACO, to the definition of how ACO can generally be applied to a wide range of combinatorial optimization problems, and describes many of the available ACO algorithms and their main applications. The book first describes the translation of observed ant behaviour into working optimization algorithms. The ant colony metaheuristics is then introduced and viewed in the general context of combinatorial optimization. This is followed by a detailed description and guide to all major ACO algorithms and a report on current theoretical findings. The book surveys ACO applications now in use, including routing, assignment, scheduling, subset, machine learning, and bioinformatics problems. AntNet, an ACO algorithm designed for network routing problem, is described in detail. Each chapter ends with bibliographic material, bullet points setting out important ideas covered in the chapter, and exercises. The book is intended primarily for (1) academic and industry researchers in operations research, artificial intelligence, and computational intelligences; (2) practitioners willing to learn how to implement ACO algorithms to solve combinatorial optimization problems; and (3) graduate and postgraduate students in computer science, management studies, operations research, and artificial intelligence. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. From Real to Artificial Ants. The Ant Colony Optimization Metaheuristic. Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms for the Traveling Salesman Problem. Ant Colony Optimization Theory. Ant Colony Optimization for NP-Hard Problems. AntNet: An Algorithm for Data Network Routing. Conclusions and Prospects for the Future. Appendix. References. Index.

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Bio-inspireD artifiCial intelligenCe theories, methods, and technologies
Dario floreano, Director, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). ClauDio mattiussi, Researcher, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, EPFL.

676 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3935-4 / ` 595.00 This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of biologically inspired artificial intelligence that can be used as an upper-level text or as a reference for researchers. Each chapter presents computational approaches inspired by a different biological system; each begins with background information about the biological system and then proceeds to develop computational models that make use of biological concepts. The chapters cover evolutionary computation and electronics; cellular systems; neural systems, including neuromorphic engineering; developmental systems, immune systems; behavioral systemsincluding several approaches to robotics, such as behavior-based, biomimetic, epigenetic, and evolutionary robots; and collective systems, including swarm robotics as well as cooperative and competitive coevolving systems. Chapters end with a concluding overview and suggested reading. Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence brings together all the things Ive been interested in for the last twenty-five years, and surprises me by providing a coherent intellectual framework for them all. This book is a treasure trove of history from Darwin to Gibson and Walter, an unambiguous tutorial on how to build a plethora of computational models, and a healthy exploration of the philosophies that have driven wide-ranging research agendas. roDNey Brooks, Panasonic Professor of Robotics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Evolutionary Systems. Cellular Systems. Neural Systems. Developmental Systems. Immune Systems. Behavioral Systems. Collective Systems. Conclusion. References. Index.

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BiologiCal moDeling anD simulation a survey of practical models, algorithms, and numerical methods
russell sChWartz

528 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3889-0 / ` 395.00 This book is aimed at training aspiring computational biologists to handle new and unanticipated problems. It teaches the students how to reason about developing formal mathematical models of biological systems that are amenable to computational analysis. The text covers models of optimization, simulation and sampling, and parameter tuning. These topics provide a general framework for learning how to formulate mathematical models of biological systems, what techniques are available to work with these models, and how to fit the models to particular systems. Their application is illustrated by many examples drawn from a variety of biological disciplines and several extended case studies that show how the methods described have been applied to real problems in biology. In twenty-first-century biology, modeling has a similar role as the microscope had in earlier centuries; it is arguably the most important research tool for studying complex phenomena and processes in all areas of the life sciences, from molecular biology to ecosystems analysis. Every biologist therefore needs to be familiar with the basic approaches, methods, and assumptions of modeling. Biological Modeling and Simulation is an essential guide that helps biologists explore the fundamental principles of modeling. It should be on the bookshelf of every student and active researcher. manfreD D. lauBiChler School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University Contents: Preface. Introduction. i moDels for optimizationClassic Discrete Optimization Problems. Hard Discrete Optimization Problems. Case Study: Sequence Assembly. General Continuous Optimization. Constrained Optimization. ii simulation anD samplingSampling from Probability Distributions. Markov Models. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling. Mixing Times of Markov Models. Continuous-Time Markov Models. Case Study: Molecular Evolution. Discrete Event Simulation. Numerical Integration. Ordinary Differential Equations. Numerical Integration. Partial Differential Equations. Numerical Integration. Stochastic Differential Equations. Case Study: Simulating Cellular Biochemistry. iii parameter-tuningParameter-Tuning as Optimization. Expectation Maximization. Hidden Markov Models. Linear System-Solving. Interpolation and Extrapolation. Case Study: Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks. Model Validation. References. Index.

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C# preCisely
peter sestoft, Professor of Information Technology at the Royal Veterinary Agricultural University and at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. henrik i. hansen.

216 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2793-1 / ` 195.00 C# is a class-based single-inheritance object-oriented programming language designed for the common Language Runtime of Microsofts .Net platform which is a managed execution environment with a typesafe intermediate language and automatic memory management. Though C# is similar in many respects to the Java programming language, it is more comprehensive and different in most details. The book presents the entire C# 2.0 programming language, including generics, iterators, and anonymous methods. It excludes most of the extensive Microsoft.Net framework class libraries except threads, input/ output, and generic collection classes. The final chapter of this book summarizes the differences between C# and Java. The text shows general rules on left-hand pages, with corresponding examples on right-hand pages. All examples are fragments of legal C# programs. The book is eminently suited for anyone who wishes to learn C# besides Java and as a quick reference for anyone who wants to know C# in more detail than that provided by a standard textbook. Contents: Preface. Notational Conventions. Compiling, Loading and Executing C# Programs. Names and Reserved Names. C# Naming Conventions. Comments and Program Layout. Data and Types. Variables, Parameters, Fields, and Scope. Strings. String Builders. Arrays. Classes. The Machine Model: Stack, Heap, and Garbage Collection. Expressions. Statements. Struct Types. Interfaces. Enum Types. Delegate Types. Nullable Types over Value Types (C# 2.0). Exceptions. Threads, Concurrent Execution, and Synchronization. Mathematical Functions. Input and Output. Generic Types and Methods (C# 2.0). Generic Collections: Lists and Dictionaries (C# 2.0). Namespaces. Partial Type Declarations (C# 2.0). Assertions and the Debug. Assert Method. Attributes. Main Differences Between C# and Java. References. Index.

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Computational nature of language learning anD evolution, the
partha niyogi

504 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3173-0 / ` 425.00 The book explores the interplay between language learning and evolution in the context of linguistic systems. Learning is the mechanism by which language is transferred from one generation of speakers to another. If linguistic knowledge is characterized in computational terms as a formal grammar and the mapping procedure is algorithmic, this conceptualization admits computational and mathematical modes of inquiry into language learning. In this book Partha Niyogi introduces a framework for analyzing the precise nature of the relationship between learning by the individual and evolution of the population. We can observe the learning of language by children and marvel at the phenomenon of language acquisition; the evolution of a language, however, is not so directly experienced. In language evolution, one studies how linguistics evolved. Intended mainly for students of Linguistics (Computational linguistics), the book will also prove useful as a reference for researchers in the field and those pursuing courses in AI/Theoretical Computer Science. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. i the proBlemIntroduction. ii language learning Language Acquisition: The Problem of Inductive Inference. Language Acquisition: A Linguistic Treatment. Language Acquisition: Memoryless Learning. iii language ChangeLanguage Change: A Preliminary Model. Language Change: Multiple Languages. An Application to Portuguese. An Application to Chinese Phonology. A Model of Cultural Evolution and Its Application to Language. Variations and Case Studies. iv the origin of languageThe Origin of Communicative Systems: Communicative Efficiency. The Origin of Communicative Systems: Linguistic Coherence and Communicative Fitness. The Origin of Communicative Systems: Linguistic Coherence and Social Learning. v ConClusionsConclusions. Bibliography. Index.

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ConCepts, teChniques, anD moDels of Computer programming
peter van roy is Professor in the Department of Computing Science and Engineering at Universite Catholique de Louvain, at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. seif hariDi is Professor of Computer Systems in the Department of Microelectronics and Information Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and Chief Scientific Advisor of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. 932 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2685-9 / ` 450.00 This innovative text presents programming as a unified discipline in a way that is both practical and scientifically sound. The book focuses on techniques of lasting value and explains them precisely in terms of a simple abstract machines. After an introduction to programming concepts, the book presents both well-known and lesser-known computation models (programming paradigm). Each model has its own set of techniques and each is included on the basis of its usefulness in practice. The general models include declarative programming, declarative concurrency, explicit state, object-oriented programming, shared-state concurrency, and relational programming. Specialized models include graphical user interface programming, distributed programming, and constraint programming. Each model is based on its kernel languagea simple core language that consists of a small number of programmer-significant elements. The kernel languages are introduced progressively, adding concepts one by one, thus showing the deep relationships between different models. The kernel languages are defined precisely in terms of a simple abstract machine. The book has many program fragments and exercises, all of which can be run on the Mozart Programming system, an Open Source Software package that features an interactive incremental development environment. The book intends to be used in undergraduate courses on programming concepts and techniques, applied programming models, concurrent and distributed programming, computational models and on constraint programming. Contents: Preface. Running the Example Programs. Introduction to Programming Concepts. i general Computation moDelsDeclarative Computation Model. Declarative Programming Techniques. Declarative Concurrency. Message-Passing Concurrency. Explicit State. Object-Oriented Programming. Shared-State Concurrency. Relational Programming. ii speCializeD Computation moDelsGraphical User Interface Programming. Distributed Programming. Constraint Programming. iii semantiCsLanguage Semantics. iv appenDixesReferences. Index.

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Data mining next generation Challenges and future Directions
Edited by: hillol kargupta, anupam Joshi and yelena yesha are teaching in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The first author is also affiliated with AGNIKLLC in Columbia. krishnamoorthy sivakumar, Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University. 576 pp. / 13.9 21.6 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2794-8 / ` 350.00 Data Mining, or Knowledge Discovery, has become an indispensable technology for business and researchers in many fields. Drawing on work in such areas as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases, and high performance computing, data mining extracts useful information from the large data set now available to industry and science. This collection surveys the most recent advances in the field and charts directions for future research. The first part discusses topics that include distributed data mining algorithms for new application areas, several aspects of next-generation data mining systems and applications, and detection of recurrent patterns in digital media. The second examines such topics as bio-surveillance, marshalling evidence through data mining, and link discovery. The third focuses at scientific data mining; and the topics include mining temporally-varying phenomena, data sets using graphs, and spatial data mining. The last part considers web, semantics and data mining, examining advances in text mining algorithms and software, semantic webs, and other subjects. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 The book serves as a supplementary text for the students of Information Technology. It should also be of interest to the professionals of knowledge management. Contents: Foreword. Preface. pervasive, Distributed, and stream Data miningExistential Pleasures of Distributed Data Mining. Research Issues in Mining and Monitoring of Intelligence Data. A Consensus Framework for Integrating Distributed Clusterings Under Limited Knowledge Sharing. Design of Distributed Data Mining Applications on the Knowledge Grid. Photonic Data Services: Integrating Data, Network and Path Services to Support Next Generation Data Mining Applications. Mining Frequent Patterns in Data Streams at Multiple Time Granularities. Efficient Data-Reduction Methods for On-Line Association Rule Discovery. Discovering Recurrent Events in Multichannel Data Streams Using Unsupervised Methods. Counterterrorism, privacy, and Data miningData Mining for Counterterrorism. Biosurveillance and Outbreak Detection. MINDSMinnesota Intrusion Detection System. Marshalling Evidence Through Data Mining in Support of Counter Terrorism. Relational Data Mining with Inductive Logic Programming for Link Discovery. Defining Privacy for Data Mining. scientific Data miningMining Temporally-Varying Phenomena in Scientific Datasets. Methods for Mining Protein Contact Maps. Mining Scientific Data Sets using Graphs. Challenges in Environmental Data Warehousing and Mining. Trends in Spatial Data Mining. Challenges in Scientific Data Mining: Heterogeneous, Biased, and Large Samples. Web, semantics, and Data miningWeb MiningConcepts, Applications, and Research Directions. Advancements in Text Mining Algorithms and Software. On Data Mining, Semantics, and Intrusion Detection: What to Dig for and Where to Find It. Usage Mining for and on the Semantic Web. Bibliography. Index.

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Design ConCepts in programming languages
franklyn turBak Associate Professor, Computer Science Department at Wellesley College. DaviD gifforD Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. mark a. shelDon Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department at Wellesley College. 1348 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3996-5 / ` 695.00 This comprehensive text uses a simple and concise framework to teach key ideas in programming language design and implementation. The books unique approach is based on a family of syntactically simple pedagogical languages that allow students to explore programming language concepts systematically. It takes as its premise and starting point the idea that when language behaviors become incredibly complex, the description of the behaviors must be incredibly simple. The book presents a set of tools (a mathematical metalanguage, abstract syntax, operational and denotational semantics) and uses it to explore a comprehensive set of programming language design dimensions, including dynamic semantics (naming, state, control, data), static semantics (types, type reconstruction, polymorphism, effects), and pragmatics (compilation, garbage collection). This new textbook by Franklyn Turbak, David Gifford, and Mark Sheldoncomprehensive, thorough, pedagogically innovative, impeccably written and organizedgreatly enriches the area of programming languages and will be an important reference for years to come. assaf kfoury, Department of Computer Science, Boston University Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. i founDationsIntroduction. Syntax. Operational Semantics. Denotational Semantics. Fixed Points. ii DynamiC semantiCsFL: A Functional Language. Naming. State. Control. Data. iii statiC semantiCsSimple Types. Polymorphism and Higher-order Types. Type Reconstruction. Abstract Types. Modules. Effects Describe Program Behavior. iv pragmatiCsCompilation. Garbage Collection. A: A Metalanguage. B: Our Pedagogical Languages. References. Index.

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DynamiC logiC
DaviD harel, The Weizmann Institute. Dexter kozen, Cornell University. Jerzy tiuryn, University of Warsaw.

476 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3171-6 / ` 295.00 Dynamic Logic is a formal system for reasoning about programs and it also enjoys the singular advantage of being strongly related to classical logic. Traditionally, this has meant formalizing correctness specifications are met by a particular program. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to Dynamic Logic (DL). It can be described as a blend of three complementary classical ingredients: first-order predicate logic, modal logic, and the algebra of regular events. These components merge to form a system of remarkable unity that is theoretically rich as well as practical. The text is divided into three parts: Part I reviews the fundamental concepts of logic and computability theory that are needed in the study of Dynamic Logic. Part II discusses Propositional Dynamic Logic and its variants, and Part III discusses First-Order Dynamic and its variants. Examples are provided throughout, and a collection of exercises and a short historical section are included at the end of each chapter. The book will be well suited for the students of computer science and those pursuing postgraduate courses in philosophy. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Contents: Preface. i funDamental ConCeptsMathematical Preliminaries. Computability and Complexity. Logic. Reasoning About Programs. ii propositional DynamiC logiCPropositional Dynamic Logic. Filtration and Decidability. Deductive Completeness. Complexity of PDL. Nonregular PDL. Other Variants of PDL. iii first-orDer DynamiC logiCFirst-Order Dynamic Logic. Relationships with Static Logics. Complexity. Axiomatization. Expressive Power. Variants of DL. Other Approaches. References. Notation and Abbreviations. Index.

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elements of Computing systems, the Building a modern Computer from first principles
noam nisan, Professor, Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. shimon sChoCken, IDB Professor of Information Technologies and Dean, Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. 344 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2885-3 / ` 195.00 This book, unlike other texts, provides an integrated picture of applied computer science. It leads students from the scratch to gradually building a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy, giving them in the process, the hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms and software engineering. It also demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture. This much awaited book from MIT Press is now available in the low priced Eastern Economy Edition. The books web site provides all tools and materials necessary to build the hardware and software systems described in the text, including two hundred test programs for the twelve projects. The projects and systems can be modified to meet various teaching needs. The supplied software is open-source. A refreshingly new way of looking at computer systems as a whole by considering all aspects of a complete system in an integrated manner. Jonathan BoWen, Times Higher Education Supplement PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Contents: Preface. Introduction: Hello, World Below. Boolean Logic. Boolean Arithmetic. Sequential Logic. Machine Language. Computer Architecture. Assembler. Virtual Machine I: Stack Arithmetic. Virtual Machine II: Program Control. High-Level Language. Compiler I: Syntax Analysis. Compiler II: Code Generation. Operating System. Postscript: More Fun to Go. Appendix A: Hardware Description Language (HDL). Appendix B: Test Scripting Language. Index.

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essentials of programming languages, 3rd ed.
Daniel p. frieDman, Professor of Computer Science, Indiana University. mitChell WanD, Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University.

432 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3806-7 / ` 325.00 This book provides students with a deep, working understanding of the essential concepts of programming languages. Most of these essentials relate to the semantics, or meaning, of program elements, and the text uses interpreters (short programs that directly analyze an abstract representation of the program text) to express the semantics of many essential language elements in a way that is both clear and executable. The approach is both analytical and hands-on. The book provides views of programming languages using widely varying levels of abstraction, maintaining a clear connection between the high-level and low-level views. Exercises are a vital part of the text and are scattered throughout; the text explains the key concepts, and the exercises explore alternative designs and other issues. The complete Scheme code for all the interpreters and analyzers in the book can be found online through The MIT Press Web site. For this new edition, each chapter has been revised and many new exercises have been added. Significant additions have been made to the text, including completely new chapters on modules and continuationpassing style. Essentials of Programming Languages can be used for both graduate and undergraduate courses, and for continuing education courses for programmers. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 With lucid prose and elegant code, this book provides the most concrete introduction to the few building blocks that give rise to a wide variety of programming languages. I recommend it to my students and look forward to using it in my courses. cHuNg-cHieH sHaN, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University Ive found the interpreters-based approach for teaching programming languages to be both compelling and rewarding for my students. Exposing students to the revelation that an interpreter for a programming language is itself just another program opens up a world of possibilities for problem solving. The third edition of Essentials of Programming Languages makes this approach of writing interpreters more accessible than ever. Marc l. sMitH, Department of Computer Science, Vassar College Contents: Foreword by Hal Abelson. Preface. Acknowledgements. Inductive Sets of Data. Data Abstraction. Expressions. State. Continuation-Passing Interpreters. Continuation-Passing Style. Types. Modules. Objects and Classes. A: For Further Reading. B: The SLLGEN Parsing System. Bibliography. Index.

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evolutionary Computation a unified approach
kenneth a. De Jong, Professor of Computer Science, Head of Evolutionary Computation Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Krasnow Institute at George Mason University.

268 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3002-3 / ` 250.00 Evolutionary Computation is the general term used for several computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. The computer scientist and engineers use this tool for solving complex problems and to build new models; the biologists use them to develop and test better models of natural evolutionary system; and the artificial-life scientists use them for designing and implementing artificial worlds. The most widely used form of evolutionary computation are genetic algorithms, others being genetic programming, evolution strategies and evolutionary programming. De Jong presents a comprehensive and integrated overview of this fragmented field in this book. This makes it suitable for classroom use as well as a reliable reference for computer scientists and engineers especially working in optimization problems. Contents: Introduction. A Historical Perspective. Canonical Evolutionary Algorithms. A Unified View of Simple EAs. Evolutionary Algorithms as Problem Solvers. Evolutionary Computation Theory. Advanced EC Topics. The Road Ahead. Appendix A: Source Code Overview. Bibliography. Index.

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founDations of oBJeCt-orienteD languages types and semantics
kim B. BruCe, Professor of Computer Science, Williams College Williams Town, Massachusetts.

404 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2456-0 / ` 295.00 Object-oriented programming has emerged as the dominant computer programming style, and object-oriented languages such as C++ and Java are immensely popular with academics and industry professionals. This book provides a comprehensive description of the foundations of statically typed class-based objectoriented programming languages. It begins by analyzing existing object-oriented languages, paying special attention to their type systems and impediments to expressiveness. The text then examines two key features: subtypes and subclasses. After a brief introduction to the lambda calculus, it presents a prototypical object-oriented language, SOOL, a simple type system which is similar to systems of classbased object-oriented languages in common use. The text concludes with a discussion of features, such as parametric polymorphism and MyType construct, which are not yet included in most statically typed object-oriented languages. This book, which treats a subject of current interest, should prove highly useful to students of computer science and IT as well as to professionals in the field. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Key Features
Introduces readers to key issues in the type systems of object-oriented programming languages. Provides core material on class-based object-oriented languages. Highlights the formalism for writing the syntax and type-checking rules for programming languages. Contents: List of Figures. Preface. part one: type proBlems in oBJeCt-orienteD languages Introduction. Fundamental Concepts of Object-Oriented Languages. Type Problems in Object-Oriented Languages. Adding Expressiveness to Object-Oriented Languages. Understanding Subtypes. Type Restrictions on Subclasses. Varieties of Object-Oriented Programming Languages. part tWo: founDations: the lamBDa CalCulusFormal Language Descriptions and the Lambda Calculus. The Polymorphic Lambda Calculus. part three: formal DesCriptions of oBJeCt-orienteD languagesSOOL, a Simple Object-Oriented Language. A Simple Translational Semantics of Objects and Classes. Improved Semantics for Classes. SOOLs Type System is Safe (and Sound). Completing SOOL: super, nil, Information Hiding, and Multiple Inheritance. part four: extenDing simple oBJeCt-orienteD languagesAdding Bounded Polymorphism to SOOL. Adding MyType to Object-Oriented Programming Languages. Match-Bounded Polymorphism. Simplifying: Dropping Subtyping for Matching. Bibliography. Index.

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funDamentals of artifiCial neural netWorks
mohamaD h. hassoun, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University.

540 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1356-9 / ` 350.00 As book review editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Mohamad Hassoun has had the opportunity to assess the multitude of books on artificial neural networks that have appeared in recent years. Now, in Fundamental of Artificial Neural Networks, he provides the first systematic account of the artificial neural network paradigms by identifying clearly the fundamental concepts and major methodologies that underlie most of the current theory and practice employed by neural network researchers. This text emphasizes the fundamental theoretical aspects of the computational capabilities and the learning abilities of artificial neural networks. The text assumes that the reader is conversant with the concept of a system and the notion of a state, as well as with the basic elements of Boolean algebra and switching theory. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgment. Abbreviations. Symbols. Threshold Gates. Computational Capabilities of Artificial Neural Networks. Learning Rules. Mathematical Theory of Neural Learning. Adaptive Multilayer Neural Networks I. Adaptive Multilayer Neural Networks II. Associative Neural Memories. Global Search Methods for Neural Networks. References. Index.

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hoW to Design programs an introduction to programming and Computing
matthias felleisen, Professor of Computer Science, Rice University. roBert BruCe finDler, candidate in Computer Science, Rice University. mattheW flatt, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah. shriram krishnamurthi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Brown University. 724 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2461-9 / ` 375.00 Today, programming has become a required skill in many professions. Traditional forms of programming are useful for just a few people. But a broader notion of programming as conceived by the authors of this text is useful for everyone as it teaches problem-analysis and problem-solving skills without imposing the overhead of traditional programming notations and tools. The main focus of the text is on the design process that leads the readers from problem statements to well-organized solutionsdeemphasizing the study of programming language details, algorithmic minutiae, and specific application domains. The book exposes the readers to two fundamentally new ideasprogram design recipes by categories of problems, and a novel programming environment explicitly designed for beginners. The environment grows with the readers as they master the material in the book until it supports a full-fledged language for the whole spectrum of programming tasks. The book uses a tiny subset of Scheme programming language to develop programs. (The book is not about programming in Scheme.) The choice of Scheme is natural as beginners can remain focused on the essence of programming and still develop complete programs using just the core of this language. Contents: List of Figures. Preface. i proCessing simple forms of DataStudents, Teachers, and Computers. Numbers, Expressions, Simple Programs. Programs are Function Plus Variable Definitions. Conditional Expressions and Functions. Symbolic Information. Compound Data, Part 1: Structures. The Varieties of Data. Intermezzo 1: Syntax and Semantics. ii proCessing arBitrarily large Data Compound Data, Part 2: Lists. More on Processing Lists. Natural Numbers. Composing Functions, Revisited Again. Intermezzo 2: List Abbreviations. iii more on proCessing arBitrarily large DataMore Self-Referential Data Definitions. Mutually Referential Data Definitions. Development through Iterative Refinement. Processing Two Complex Pieces of Data. Intermezzo 3: Local Definitions and Lexical Scope. iv aBstraCting DesignsSimilarities in Definitions. Functions are Values. Designing Abstractions from Examples. Designing Abstractions with First-Class Functions. Mathematical Examples. Intermezzo 4: Defining Functions on the Fly. v generative reCursionA New Form of Recursion. Designing Algorithms. Variations on a Theme. Algorithms that Backtrack. Intermezzo 5: The Cost of Computing and Vectors. vi aCCumulating knoWleDgeThe Loss of Knowledge. Designing Accumulator-Style Functions. More Uses of Accumulation. Intermezzo 6: The Nature of Inexact Numbers. vii Changing the state of variaBlesMemory for Functions. Assignment to Variables. Designing Functions with Memory. Examples of Memory Usage. Intermezzo 7: The Final Syntax and Semantics. viii Changing CompounD values Encapsulation. Mutable Structures. Designing Functions that Change Structures. Equality. Changing Structures, Vectors, and Objects. Epilogue. Index.

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introDuCtion to ai roBotiCs
roBin r. murphy, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa.

488 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2458-9 / ` 325.00 This book attempts to cover all that is needed to program an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, navigation, planning, and uncertainty. In the overview at the beginning of each chapter, the author touches upon anthropomorphic robots from classic films and science fiction stories before delving into the nuts and bolts of organizing intelligence in robots. The book is divided into two partsPart I: Robotic Paradigms and Part II: NavigationPart I defines intelligent robots and introduces why artificial intelligence is needed. It covers the theory of AI robotics, taking the reader through a historical journey from the Hierarchical to the Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm for organizing intelligence, besides focusing on Reactive Paradigm and behaviours, techniques for reactive behaviours, and coordination and control of teams of multi-agents. Part II devotes three chapters to qualitative and metric navigation with path planning techniques, and work in uncertainty management. Pedagogical features such as chapter-end summaries, exercises, photographs and diagrams, and the extensive Bibliography at the end of the book would considerably enhance the value of this well-researched text. Intended as a text for students of mechanical engineering, the book should also be useful to students of computer science and professionals interested in programming artificially intelligent robots for various applications. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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Combines theoretical and practical rigour with a light narrative touch. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and exercises. Provides Case Studies that show how concepts could be implemented on real robots. Contents: Preface. i: roBotiC paraDigmsFrom Teleoperation to Autonomy. The Hierarchical Paradigm. Biological Foundations of the Reactive Paradigm. The Reactive Paradigm. Designing a Reactive Implementation. Common Sensing Techniques for Reactive Robots. The Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm. Multi-agents. ii: navigationTopological Path Planning. Metric Path Planning. Localization and Map Making. On the Horizon. Bibliography. Index.

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introDuCtion to algorithms, 3rd ed.
thomas h. Cormen, Professor of Computer Science & former Director, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College. Charles e. leiserson, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ronalD l. rivest, Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ClifforD stein, Professor, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at Columbia University. 1312 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4007-7 / ` 475.00 This internationally acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of computer algorithms. It covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and presents an algorithm, a design technique, an application area, or a related topic. The algorithms are described and designed in a manner to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The explanations have been kept elementary without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It includes two completely new chapters, on van Emde Boas trees and multithreaded algorithms, and substantial additions to the chapter on recurrences (now called Divide-and-Conquer). It features improved treatment of dynamic programming and greedy algorithms and a new notion of edge-based flow in the material on flow networks. Many new exercises and problems have been added in this edition. The text is intended primarily for students studying algorithms or data structures. As it discusses engineering issues in algorithm design, as well as mathematical aspects, it is equally well suited for self-study by technical professionals. Introduction to Algorithms, the bible of the field, is a comprehensive textbook covering the full spectrum of modern algorithms: from the fastest algorithms and data structures to polynomial-time algorithms for seemingly intractable problems, from classical algorithms in graph theory to special algorithms for string matching, computational geometry, and number theory. The revised third edition notably adds a chapter on van Emde Boas trees, one of the most useful data structures, and on multithreaded algorithms, a topic of increasing importance. DaNiel spielMaN Department of Computer Science, Yale University Contents: Preface. i: founDationsIntroduction. The Role of Algorithms in Computing. Getting Started. Growth of Functions. Divide-and-Conquer. Probabilistic Analysis and Randomized Algorithms. ii: sorting anD orDer statistiCsIntroduction. Heapsort. Quicksort. Sorting in Linear Time. Medians and Order Statistics. iii: Data struCturesIntroduction. Elementary Data Structures. Hash Tables. Binary Search Trees. Red-Black Trees. Augmenting Data Structures. iv: aDvanCeD Design anD analysis teChniquesIntroduction. Dynamic Programming. Greedy Algorithms. Amortized Analysis. v: aDvanCeD Data struCturesIntroduction. B-Trees. Fibonacci Heaps. Van Emde Boas Trees. Data Structures for Disjoint Sets. vi: graph algorithmsIntroduction. Elementary Graph Algorithms. Minimum Spanning Trees. Single-Source Shortest Paths. All-Pairs Shortest Paths. Maximum Flow. vii: seleCteD topiCs Introduction. Multithreaded Algorithms. Matrix Operations. Linear Programming. Polynomials and the FFT. Number-Theoretic Algorithms. String Matching. Computational Geometry. NP-Completeness. Approximation Algorithms. viii: appendixMATHEMATICAL BACKGROUNDIntroduction. A: Summations. B: Sets, etc. C: Counting and Probability. D: Matrices. Bibliography. Index.

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introDuCtion to maChine learning 2nd ed.
ethem alpayDin, Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul.

580 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4160-9 / ` 525.00 The goal of machine learning is to program computers to use example data or past experience to solve a given problem. Introduction to Machine Learning is a comprehensive textbook on the subject, covering a broad array of topics not usually included in introductory machine learning texts. In order to present a unified treatment of machine learning problems and solutions, it discusses many methods from different fields, including statistics, pattern recognition, neural networks, artificial intelligence, signal processing, control, and data mining. All learning algorithms are explained so that the student can easily move from the equations in the book to a computer program. The new edition incorporates three topicsnamely, kernel methods, Bayesian estimation, and graphical models in detail. A chapter on statistical test is rewritten as one that includes the design and analysis of machine learning. The book is intended for senior graduate and postgraduate level courses on machine learning. It should also be of great interest to engineers working in the field concerned with the application of machine learning methods. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 This volume offers a very accessible introduction to the field of machine learning. Ethem Alpaydin gives a comprehensive exposition of the kinds of modeling and prediction problems addressed by machine learning, as well as an overview of the most common families of paradigms, algorithms, and techniques in the field. The volume will be particularly useful to the newcomer eager to quickly get a grasp of the elements that compose this relatively new and rapidly evolving field. Joaquin quionero-CanDela, Coeditor, Dataset Shift in Machine Learning Contents: Introduction. Supervised Learning. Bayesian Decision Theory. Parametric Methods. Multivariate Methods. Dimensionality Reduction. Clustering. Nonparametric Methods. Decision Trees. Linear Discrimination. Multilayer Perceptrons. Local Models. Kernel Machines. Bayesian Estimation. Hidden Markov Models. Graphical Models. Combining Multiple Learners. Reinforcement Learning. Design and Analysis of Machine Learning Experiments A. Probability.

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learning maChine translation
Edited by: Cyril goutte is a researcher in the Interactive Language Technologies Group at the Canadian National Research Councils Institute for Information Technology. niCola CanCeDDa is a researcher in the Cross-Language Technologies Research Group at the Xerox Research Centre Europe. marC Dymetman is a researcher in the Cross-Language Technologies Research Group at the Xerox Research Centre Europe. george foster is a researcher in the Interactive Language Technologies Group at the Canadian National Research Councils Institute for Information Technology. 328 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4055-8 / ` 325.00 The Internet gives us access to a wealth of information in languages we dont understand. The investigation of automated or semi-automated approaches to translation has become a thriving research field with enormous commercial potential. This volume investigates how machine learning techniques can improve statistical machine translation, currently at the forefront of research in the field. The book looks first at enabling technologiestechnologies that solve problems that are not machine translation proper but are linked closely to the development of a machine translation system. The book then presents new or improved statistical machine translation techniques. Contents: Series Foreword. Preface. A Statistical Machine Translation Primer. i: enabling technologies Mining Patents for Parallel Corpora. Automatic Construction of Multilingual Name Dictionaries. Named Entity Transliteration and Discovery in Multilingual Corpora. Combination of Statistical Word Alignments Based on Multiple Preprocessing Schemes. Linguistically Enriched Word-Sequence Kernels for Discriminative Language Modeling. ii: machine translationToward Purely Discriminative Training for Tree-Structured Translation Models. Reranking for Large-Scale Statistical Machine Translation. Kernel-Based Machine Translation. Statistical Machine Translation through Global Lexical Selection. Discriminative Phrase Selection for SMT. Semisupervised Learning for Machine Translation. Learning to Combine Machine Translation Systems. References. Contributors. Index.

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introDuCtion to neural netWorks, an
James a. anDerson

668 pp. / 20.0 25.0 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1351-4 / ` 495.00 An Introduction to Neural Networks falls into a new ecological niche for texts. Based on notes that have been class tested for more than a decade, it is aimed at cognitive science and neuroscience students who need to understand brain function in terms of computational modeling and at engineers who want to go beyond formal algorithms to applications and computing strategies. It is the only current text to approach networks both from a broad neuroscience and cognitive science perspective, with an increased emphasis on the biology and psychology governing the assumptions of the models as well as on what the models might be used for. It describes the mathematical and computational tools needed and provides an account of the authors own ideas.

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Emphasizes not so much the formal analysis of network algorithms as the use of algorithms. Devotes some effort to describe the biological representation of data by giving several examples of biological and cognitive computation using neural networks. The beginning of the book contains programs for some computer modeling experiments to enable students to play with algorithms and theories. Provides fragments of code, useful Pascal procedures and functions, and describes results from network modeling programs, throughout the text. The afterword tells how to obtain the complete programs, datasets and further details about the operation and design of the programs. Contents: Introduction. Acknowledgments. Properties of Single Neurons. Synaptic Integration and Neuron Models. Essential Vector Operations. Lateral Inhibition and Sensory Processing. Simple Matrix Operations. The Linear Associator: Background and Foundations. The Linear Associator: Simulations. Early Network Models: The Perceptron. Gradient Descent Algorithms. Representation of Information. Applications of Simple Associators: Concepts Formation and Object Motion. Energy and Neural Networks: Hopfield Networks and Boltzmann Machines. Nearest Neighbor Models. Adaptive maps. The BSB Model: A Simple Nonlinear Autoassociative Neural Network. Associative Computation. Teaching Arithmetic to a Neural Network. Afterword. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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managing information teChnology proJeCts

Applying Project Management Strategies to Software, Hardware, and Integration Initiatives


James taylor is a PMI certified project manager with more than 30 years experience in projects and program management in both the public and private sectors. 288 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4302-3 / ` 275.00 It has been widely reported that IT project failure is overwhelmingly traceable to poorly defined project organization, a lack of training, weak executive support, inconsistent methods and policies, and other readily addressed factors. More than half of all IT projects overrun their budgets, schedules, or both by at least 200 per cent. This book provides systems project managers with field - proven tools and step-by-step methodologies to start and complete every project hardware, software, or integration within prescribed parameters. With the project management methodology presented in this book and its focus on the practical applications, the IT managers can make every project run smoothly, efficiently and profitably.

Coverage includes:
q q q q q Organizing information technology project teams and developing project plans Risk management issues for IT projects Systems engineering Customer requirements and service Project monitoring, control, closeout and assessment

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Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Foundations of Project Management. Information Technology Project and Systems Life Cycles: Project Management and Team Activities. Identifying and Developing Customer Requirements. Organizing the Project Team. Developing the Information Technology Project Plan. Risk Management in Information Technology Projects. Systems Engineering: The Hub of Project Management. Project Monitoring and Control. Rapid Development in IT Projects. Principles of Project Closeout. Customer ServiceFinishing Project. Index.

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prinCiples of Data mining
DaviD hanD, Imperial College, London. heikki mannila, Helsinki University of Technology. paDhraiC smyth, University of California at Irvine.

580 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2457-2 / ` 375.00 The rapid growth and integration of databases provides scientists, engineers, and business people with a vast new resource that can be analyzed to make scientific discoveries, optimize industrial systems, and uncover financially valuable patterns. To undertake these large data mining projects, researchers and practitioners have adopted established algorithms from statistics, machine learning, neural networks, and databases and have also developed new methods targeted at large data mining problems. Principles of Data Mining with its unique blend of inputs from information science, computer science, and statistics provides practitioners and students with an introduction to the wide range of algorithms and methodologies in this exciting area.

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Gives an overview based on intuition, stressing on the principles underlying data mining algorithms and their application. Shows how algorithms are constructed to solve specific problems systematically. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Emphasizes on how analysis fits together when applied to real-world data mining problems. This book is a must read for one who wants to know how to store, access, model and finally describe and understand large data sets. Contents: List of Tables. List of Figures. Series Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Measurement and Data. Visualizing and Exploring Data. Data Analysis and Uncertainty. A Systematic Overview of Data Mining Algorithms. Models and Patterns. Score Functions for Data Mining Algorithms. Search and Optimization Methods. Descriptive Modeling. Predictive Modeling for Classification. Predictive Modeling for Regression. Data Organization and Databases. Finding Patterns and Rules. Retrieval by Content. Appendix: Random Variables. References. Index.

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prinCiples of roBot motion theory, algorithms, and implementations
hoWie Choset, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. kevin m. lynCh, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Northwestern University. seth hutChinson, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. george kantor, Project Scientist, Center for the Foundations of Robotics, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Wolfram BurgarD, Associate Professor and Head of the Autonomous Intelligent Systems Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg. lyDia e. kavraki, Professor of Computer Science and Bioengineering, Rice University. seBastian thrun, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University and Director, Stanfords AI Lab. 628 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2884-6 / ` 425.00 This book by distinguished researchers in Robotics reveals the great advances that have taken place in the last ten years in robot motion planning including sensor-based planning, probabilistic planning, localization and mapping, and motion planning for dynamic and nonholonomic systems. Its presentation makes the mathematical under-pinnings of robot motion accessible to students of computer science and engineering, relating low-level implementation details to high-level algorithmic concepts. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate or new graduate students interested in robot motion. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Although journal and conference papers in motion planning have proliferated, there has not been any comprehensive reference text in more than a decade. This book fills this gap in outstanding fashion. It covers both the early foundations of the field and the recent theoretical and practical progress that has been made From the Foreword by Jean-Claude Latombe Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Bug Algorithms. Configuration Space. Potential Functions. Roadmaps. Cell Decompositions. Sampling-Based Algorithms. Kalman Filtering. Bayesian Methods. Robot Dynamics. Trajectory Planning. Nonholonomic and Underactuated Systems. A: Mathematical Notation. B: Basic Set Definitions. C: Topology and Metric Spaces. D: Curve Tracing. E: Representations of Orientation. F: Polyhedral Robots in Polyhedral Worlds. G: Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity Classes. H: Graph Representation and Basic Search. I: Statistics Primer. J: Linear Systems and Control. Bibliography. Index.

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resourCe management in real-time systems anD netWorks
C. siva ram murthy is Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. g. manimaran is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IOWA State University.

464 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2682-8 / ` 425.00 Real-time systems and networks are of increasing importance in many applications, including automated factories, telecommunication systems, defence systems, and space systems. The book introduces the concepts, and state-of-the-art research developments of resource management in real time systems and networks. Unlike other texts in the field, it covers the entire spectrum of issues in resource management, including task scheduling in uniprocessor real-time systems; task scheduling, fault-tolerant task scheduling, and resource reclaiming in multiprocessor real-time systems, conventional task scheduling and objectbased task scheduling in distributed real-time systems; and message scheduling, QoS routing, dependable communication, multicast communication, and medium access protocols in real-time networks. It provides algorithmic treatment for all of the issues addressed, highlighting the intuition behind each alogrithm and giving examples. It also includes two chapters on case studies. The book intends to have interests of students of computer science and engineering and of professionals and researchers in the field. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Task Scheduling in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems. Resource Reclaiming in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems. Fault-Tolerant Task Scheduling in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems. Resource Management in Distributed Real-Time Systems. Scheduling of Object-Based Tasks in Distributed Real-Time Systems. Real-Time Communication in Wide Area Networks. Route Selection in Real-Time Wide Area Networks. Multicasting in Real-Time Networks. Real-Time Communication in Multiple Access Networks. Case StudyDistributed Air Defense System. Case StudyAir Traffic Control System. References. Acronyms. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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sCheme programming language, the 4th ed.
r. kent DyBvig is Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University and principal developer of Chez Scheme.

504 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4300-9 / ` 395.00


This book is intended to provide an introduction to the Scheme Programming Language in a clear and concise manner. Scheme is a general purpose, high level programming language, supporting operations on structural data such as strings, lists and vectors, as well as operations on more traditional data such as numbers and characters. It is fairly a simple language to learn and a truly versatile language that has been employed to write text editors, optimizing compilers, operating systems, graphics packages, expert systems, numerical applications, financial analysis packages, virtual reality systems and practically every other type of application imaginable. Written for professionals and students with some prior programming experience, it begins by leading the programmer gently through the basics of Scheme and continues with an introduction to some of the more advanced features of the language. The fourth edition stands substantially revised to bring the content up-to-date with the current Scheme standard (http://www.rbrs.org/). This book is not intended to supplant the current standard but rather to provide more comprehensive introduction and reference manual for the language with additional explanatory text and a large number of examples spread throughout the text. One entire chapter is dedicated to the presentation of a set of longer examples. Answers to many of the exercises, a complete formal syntax of the Scheme, and a summary of forms and procedures are provided in appendices.

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This fourth edition builds on the strengths of the previous editions and provides a comprehensive, no-nonsense introduction to the Scheme programming language in its latest form. The combination of solidity and finesse displayed in this book makes it a reference text for educated computer scientists. The accompanying software, Petite Chez Scheme, makes it the ideal starting point for any programmer who wants to extend his or her repertoire with Scheme. olivier Danvy, Aarhus University, Denmark Coeditor-in-Chief of Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation Kent Dybvigs The Scheme Programming Language is to Scheme what Kernighan and Ritchies The C Programming Language is to C. Dybvigs book is the book for either the novice or serious Scheme programmer. Its style, wit, and organization has reached a new high with the publication of the fourth edition. Daniel p. frieDman, Department of Computer Science, Indiana University Students in my Programming Language Concepts class need to learn the basics of Scheme in a few days, and to pick up harder concepts throughout the course. For nineteen years, The Scheme Programming Language has been an excellent guide for them. Dybvigs rapid-fire prose and examples serve both the Scheme beginner and the experienced programmer in need of a reference. Seldom do my students make a point of praising a computer science textbook; that happens over and over with this one. ClauDe W. anDerson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Contents: Preface. Introduction. Getting Started. Going Further. Procedures and Variables Bindings. Control Operations. Operations on Objects. Input and Output. Syntactic Extension. Records. Libraries and Top-Level Programs. Exceptions and Conditions. Extended Examples. References. Answers to Selected Exercises. Formal Syntax. Summary of Forms. Index.

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semantiCs engineering With plt reDex
matthias felleisen is Trustee Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University. roBert BruCe finDler is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University. mattheW flatt is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah. 516 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4320-7 / ` 475.00 This text is the first comprehensive presentation of reduction semantics in one volume; it also introduces the first reliable and easy-to-use tool set for such forms of semantics. The book comes with a prototyping tool suite to develop, explore, test, debug, and publish semantic models of programming languages. With PLT Redex, semanticists can formulate models as grammars and reduction models on their computer with the ease of paper and pencil. The text first presents a framework for the formulation of language models, focusing on equational calculi and abstract machines, and then introduces PLT Redex, a suite of software tools for expressing these models as PLT Redex models. PLT Redex comes with the PLT Scheme implementation, available free at http://www.plt-scheme.org/. Readers can download the software and experiment with Redex as they work their way through the book. This book is useful for the working semantics engineer (graduate student or professional language designer). Courses on semantics can easily become as dry as dust; in contrast, this book is nothing short of revolutionary. The first part is a very clear explanation of the basic concepts in programming language semantics, starting with abstract models and moving to progressively more concrete ones. However, the book really comes alive in the second part, where the authors use the PLT Redex language that they have developed to interactively explore language semantics in the same way that DrScheme allows the interactive exploration of programs. I believe that this approach will become the standards way of doing semantics research in the future, and there is no better way to take advantage of it than to read this book. michael vanier, Department of Computer Science, Caltech Contents: Preface. i: reduction semanticsSemantics via Syntax. Analyzing Syntactic Semantics. The l-Calculus. ISWIM. An Abstract Syntax Machine. Abstract Register Machines. Tail Calls and More Space Savings. Control: Errors, Exceptions, and Continuations. State: Imperative Assignment. Simply Typed ISWIM. ii: plt redexThe Basics. Variables and Meta-functions. Layered Development. Testing. Debugging. Case Study. 1: Order of Evaluation. Case Study 2: Continuations as Values. Typesetting. A: Appendix: A Tour of DrScheme. iii: applications Modular ACL2Carl Eastlund, Northeastern University. Modeling Scheme MacrosMartin Gasbichler, Zhlke Engineering AG. A Model of Java/Scheme InteroperabilityKathryn E. Gray, University of Utah. Implementing Hidden Type Variables in FortressJoe Hallett, Boston University Eric Allen, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sukyoung Ryu, Sun Microsystems, Inc.. Type Checking and Inference via ReductionsGeorge Kuan, University of Chicago. Topsl: DSEL as Multi-language SystemJacob Matthews, University of Chicago. Prototyping Nested SchedulersMike Rainey, University of Chicago. Bibliography. Index

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semantiC WeB primer, a, 2nd ed.
grigoris antoniou is Professor at the Institute for Computer Science, FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas), Heraklion, Greece. frank van harmelen is Professor in the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

288 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4054-1 / ` 325.00 The development of the Semantic Web, with machine-readable content, has the potential to revolutionize the World Wide Web and its uses. A Semantic Web Primer provides an introduction and guide to this still emerging field, describing its key ideas, languages, and technologies. Suitable for use as a textbook or for self-study by professionals, it concentrates on undergraduate-level fundamental concepts and techniques that will enable readers to proceed with building applications on their own and includes exercises, project descriptions, and annotated references to relevant online materials. The text provides a systematic treatment of the different languages (XML, RDF, OWL, and rules) and technologies (explicit metadata, ontologies, and logic and inference) that are central to Semantic Web development as well as such crucial related topics as ontology engineering and application scenarios. This book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn about the Semantic Web. By gathering the fundamental topics into a single volume, it spares the novice from having to read a dozen dense technical specifications. I have used the first edition in my Semantic Web course with much success. Jeff HefliN, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University This book provides a solid overview of the various core subjects that constitute the rapidly evolving Semantic Web discipline. While keeping most of the core concepts as presented in the first edition, the second edition contains valuable language updates, such as coverage of SPARQL, OWL DLP, SWRL, and OWL-S. The book truly provides a comprehensive view of the Semantic Web discipline and has all the ingredients that will help an instructor in planning, designing, and delivering the lectures for a graduate course on the subject. isaBel cruz, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago Contents: List of Figures. Series Foreword. Preface. The Semantic Web Vision. Structured Web Documents: XML. Describing Web Resources: RDF. Web Ontology Language: OWL. Logic and Inference: Rules. Applications. Ontology Engineering. Conclusion and Outlook. A: Abstract OWL Syntax. Index.

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simple genetiC algorithm, the foundations and theory
miChael D. vose, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

268 pp. / 16.0 24.1 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2459-6 / ` 225.00 Simple Genetic Algorithms (SGAs) are used in science and engineering as adaptive algorithms for solving practical problems and as computational models of natural evolutionary systems. The book focuses on Simple Genetic Algorithm as an evolutionary system, enabling the reader to be goaloriented while exploring topics in mathematics and computer science. The primary aim of this text is to provide an introduction to what is known (and proven) about the theory of Simple Genetic Algorithm. The rigor of mathematics is employed so as to not to inadvertently repeat myths or recount folklore. The second objective is to make available algorithms for the computation of mathematical objects related to SGA. The text stresses on theoretical foundations upon which provable results about SGA behaviour can be based.

Key Features
Systematic presentation of theorems Exercises in every chapter Ample illustrations and diagrams to aid comprehension Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Notation. Random Heuristic Search. The Simple Genetic Algorithm. Implementation. The Walsh Transform. Computing with the Heuristic. Basic Examples. The Inverse Heuristic. Focused Heuristics. Linear Fitness. Perturbation Arguments. Transient Behavior. Asymptotic Behavior. Hyperbolicity. Geometric Invariance. Quotients. Models. Schemata. Appendix. Theorem Index. Symbol Index. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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softWare aBstraCtions logic, language, and analysis
Daniel JaCkson, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and leads the Software Design Group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT.

368 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3170-9 / ` 325.00 Any system build on flawed concepts makes it clumsy and hard to make even simplest of changes to repair the damage done. The author begins the book with the statement Software is built on abstractions. Pick the right ones and programming will flow from design; modules will have small and simple interfaces; and new functionality will more likely fit in without extensive organization. Basically, an abstraction is an idea reduced to its essential form. The author introduces the key elements of the approach: a logic, which provides the building blocks of the language; a language, which adds a small amount of syntax to the logic for structuring descriptions; and an analysis, which is a form of constraint solving, and it offers both simulation (generating sample states and executions) and checking (finding counterexamples to claimed properties). The author uses the language Alloy as a vehicle because of its simplicity and tool support; but the books lessons are mostly language-independent, and could also be applied in the context of other modeling languages. Abstraction is the essence of simple and effective software design, and logic is the essential tool for exploring and validating abstractions. These basic insights, which have been laboriously rediscovered by many practicing programmers, are now accessible to students and professionals at all levels of experience. Daniel Jackson supports his clear and elegant text with a powerful logical analysis tool that brings his witty examples to life. toNy Hoare, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. A Whirlwind Tour. Logic. Language. Analysis. Examples. AppendicesA: Exercises. B: Alloy Language Reference. C: Kernel Semantics. D: Diagrammatic Notation. E: Alternative Approaches. References. Index.

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softWare agents
Jeffrey m. BraDshaW (ed.), leads the agent technology efforts for The Boeing Company and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

492 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4135-7 / ` 425.00 Automata have existed for centuries, it is only recently that anything resembling autonomous agents has begun to appear. The agents now being deployed differ in important ways from earlier concepts, for today the momentum has shifted from hardware to software, from the atoms that comprise a mechanical robot to the bits that make up a digital agent. These software agents function continuously and autonomously in a particular environment that is often inhabited by other agents and processes. The essays in this book, by leading researchers and developers of agent-based systems, address both the state-of-the-art of agent technology and its likely evolution in the near future. Contents: Preface. Introduction. section one: agents and the user experienceHow Might People Interact with Agents. Agents: From Direct Manipulation to Delegation. Interface Agents: Metaphors with Character. Designing Agents as if People Mattered. Direct Manipulation Versus Agents: Paths to Predictable, Controllable, and Comprehensible Interfaces. section two: agents for learning and intelligent assistanceAgents for Information Sharing and Coordination: A History and Some Reflections. Agents that Reduce Work and Information Overload. KidSim: Programming Agents without a Programming Language. Lifelike Computer Characters: The Persona Project at Microsoft Research. Software Agents for Cooperative Learning. M: An Architecture of Integrated Agents. section three: agent Communication, Collaboration, and mobilityAn Overview of Agent-Oriented Programming. KQML as an Agent Communication Language. An Agent-Based Framework for Interoperability. Agents for Information Gathering. KAoS: Toward an Industrial-Strength Open Agent Architecture. Communicative Actions for Artificial Agents. Mobile Agents. Index. .

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softWare engineering for internet appliCation
eve anDersson, Senior Vice President and Chair of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Neumont University, Salt Lake City. philip greenspun, a software developer, author, teacher, pilot, and photographer, originated the Software Engineering for Internet Applications course at MIT. anDreW grumet, Independent Software Developer. 412 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-3041-2 / ` 295.00 This book which is a self-contained course on server-based Internet applications software, enables students to build Web-based applications on the scale of amazon.com. Unlike the desktop applications that most students have already learned to build, server-based applications have multiple simultaneous users. With this book, students will have the skills to take vague and ambitious specifications and turn them into a system design that can be built and launched in a few months. They will be able to test prototypes with end-users and refine the application design. They will understand how to meet the challenge of extreme business requirements with automatic code generation and the use of open-source toolkits where appropriate. Students will understand HTTP, HTML, SQL, mobile browsers, VoiceXML, data modeling, page flow and interaction design, server-side scripting, and usability analysis. The book is suitable for classroom use and will be a useful reference for software professionals developing multi-user Internet applications. It will also help managers evaluate such commercial software as Microsoft Sharepoint of Microsoft Content Management Server. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Basics. Planning. Software Structure. User Registration and Management. Content Management. Software Modularity. Discussion. Adding Mobile Users to Your Community. Voice (VoiceXML). Scaling Gracefully. Search. Planning Redux. Distributed Computing with HTTP, XML, SOAP, and WSDL. Metadata (and Automatic Code Generation. User Activity Analysis. Writeup. Reference Chapters. a. HTML. B. Engagement Management by Cesar Brea. C. Grading Standards Glossary. To the Instructor. Sample Contract (between Student Team and Client). About the Authors. Index.

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system moDeling in Cellular Biology from Concepts to nuts and Bolts
Edited by: zoltan szallasi, Jrg stelling and vipul periWal

464 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3172-3 / ` 450.00 Research in systems biology requires the collaboration of researchers from diverse backgrounds, including biology, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, and biochemistry. These collaborations, necessary because of the enormous breadth of background needed for research in this field, can be hindered by differing understandings of the limitations and applicability of techniques and concerns from different disciplines. This book is a comprehensive introduction and overview of system modeling in biology. It makes the relevant background material from all pertinent fields accessible to researchers with different backgrounds. The emerging area of systems level modeling in cellular biology has lacked a critical and thorough overview, and this book fills that gap. This is perhaps the first book to provide the necessary critical comparison of concepts and approaches, with an emphasis on their possible applications. It presents key concepts and their theoretical background, which includes: The concepts of robustness and modularity and their exploitation to study biological systems The best-known modeling approaches, and their advantages and disadvantages Lessons from the application of mathematical models to the study of cellular biology, and Available modeling tools and datasets, along with their computational limitations. Contents: Preface. i: general ConCeptsThe Role of Modeling in Systems Biology. Complexity and Robustness of Cellular Systems. On Modules and Modularity. ii: moDeling approaChesBayesian Inference of Biological Systems: The Logic of Biology. Stoichiometric and Constraint-based Modeling. Modeling Molecular Interaction Networks with Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations. Qualitative Approaches to the Analysis of Genetic Regulatory Networks. Stochastic Modeling of Intracellular Kinetics. Kinetics in Spatially Extended Systems. iii: moDels anD realityBiological Data Acquisition for System Level ModelingAn Exercise in the Art of Compromise. Methods to Identify Cellular Architecture and Dynamics from Experimental Data. Using Control Theory to Study Biology. Synthetic Gene Regulatory Systems. Multilevel Modeling in Systems Biology: From Cells to Whole Organs. iv: Computational moDeling Computational Constraints on Modeling in Systems Biology. Numerical Simulation for Biochemical Kinetics. Software Infrastructure for Effective Communication and Reuse of Computational Models. ASoftware Tools for Biological ModelingReferences. Contributors. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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applieD Computational eConomiCs anD finanCe
mario J. miranDa is Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University. paul l. faCkler is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University. 528 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / isBn-978-81-203-3934-7 / ` 495.00 This book presents a variety of computational methods used to solve dynamic problems in economics and finance. It emphasizes practical numerical methods rather than mathematical proofs and focuses on techniques that apply directly to economic analyses. The examples are drawn from a wide range of subspecialties of economics and finance, with particular emphasis on problems in agricultural and resource economics, macroeconomics, and finance. The book is divided into two parts. The first part develops basic numerical methods, including linear and nonlinear equation methods, complementarity methods, finite-dimensional optimization, numerical integration and differentiation, and function approximation. The second part presents methods for solving dynamic stochastic models in economics and finance, including dynamic programming, rational expectations, and arbitrage pricing models in discrete and continuous time. The book uses matlab to illustrate the algorithms and includes a utilities toolbox to help readers develop their own computational economics applications. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 One of this books many strengths is its structure, the way theory-based chapters alternate with analytical ones. This will make it an invaluable resource in the classroom. thomas J. sargent, Department of Economics, New York University, and Hoover Institution, Stanford University This book ties together numerical methods with state-of-the-art mathematical tools in a user-friendly way. It should be part of the program in math camps for incoming graduate students in economics and finance. The matlab programs are a very useful resource for anyone doing applied research. paul D. mCnelis, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University Contents: Preface. Introduction. Linear Equations and Computer Basics. Nonlinear Equations and Complementarity Problems. Finite-Dimensional Optimization. Numerical Integration and Differentiation. Function Approximation. Discrete Time, Discrete State Dynamic Models. Discrete Time, Continuous State Dynamic Models: Theory and Examples. Discrete Time, Continuous State Dynamic Models: Methods. Continuous Time Models: Theory and Examples. Continuous Time Models: Solution Methods. Appendix A: Mathematical Background. Appendix B: A Matlab Primer. References. Index.

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Comparative eConomiCs in a transforming WorlD eConomy, 2nd ed.
J. Barkley rosser, Jr., Professor of Economics, James Madison University. marina v. rosser, Professor of Economics, James Madison University.

656 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2886-0 / ` 425.00 This second edition of the text offers an approach to understanding different economic systems that reflects both recent transformations in the world economy and recent changes in the field of Comparative Economic Systems. Besides providing a complete theoretical and historical overview, the text focuses on fifteen country studies, organized by economic systemsAdvanced Market Capitalism of USA, Japan, France, Sweden and Germany; Transition in former socialist economies of Russia, Poland, Hungry, Yugoslavia and China. The book also discusses alternative paths taken by the developing economies of Iran, India (its complex mix of socialism, capitalism, and tradition is examined in a chapter new to this edition), Mexico, and South and North Korea. It also casts a look at future trends that will continue to transform the world economy. With the collapse of communism, economics has struggled to redefine itself and find a new direction. In this book the Rossers push for an economics that is exceedingly relevant for understanding the ongoing changes in the global economy. They weave together theory and history to explain socialisms origins, inner workings, collapse, and transformation, as well as alternative paths in Western Europe and Asia. I highly recommend this book for undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative economic systems and political economy. peter J. Boettke, Deputy Director, James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, George Mason University Contents: Preface. i: overvieW of Comparative eConomiCsHow Do We Compare Economies? The Theory and Practice of Market Capitalism. The Theory and History of Marxism and Socialism. Islamic Economics and the Economics of Other Religions. ii: varieties of aDvanCeD market Capitalism The United States of America: The Market Capitalist Leader. Japan: A Planned Market Economy with Traditional Elements. Whither Indicative Planning? The Case of France. Sweden: Crisis and Reform of the Social Market Welfare State. The Unification of Germany and the Unification of Europe. iii: variants of transition among former soCialist eConomiesThe Former Soviet Union: The Myth and Reality of the Command Economy and Russias Economic Transition. Alternative Paths of Transition in the Former Soviet Union. Poland: The Peril and Promise of Shock Therapy. Hungary: Gardualism and the First Successful Completed Transition? Worker-Managed Market Socialism: The Collapse of yugoslavia and the Success of Slovenia. Chinas Socialist Market Economy: The Sleeping Giant Wakes. iv: alternative paths among Developing eConomiesIndia: The Elephant Walks. Iran: The Struggle for a New Traditional Islamic Economy. Revolution and Reform in the Mexican Economy. North and South Korea: The Lingering Shadow of the Cold War. Evolving Trends of the Transforming World Economy. Glossary. Index.

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eConomiC groWth, 2nd ed.
roBert J. Barro, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University. xavier sala-i-martin, Professor of Economics, Columbia University.

672 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2551-7 / ` 425.00 This modern, uptodate text provides a comprehensive coverage of growth theory and empirics in a clear, easy-to-read style. It superbly synthesizes much of the existing theoretical and empirical research on the mechanisms and determinants of economic growth and convergence. After an introductory discussion of economic growth, the book examines neoclassical growth theories, from SolowSwan in the 1950s and CassKoopmans in the 1960s to the more recent refinements. This is followed by a discussion of extensions to the model, with detailed description of heterogeneity of households. The authors then turn their searchlight on endogenous growth theory, discussing, among other topics, models of endogenous technological progress, technological diffusion, and an endogenous determination of labour supply and population. They also explain the essentials of growth accounting and apply this framework to endogenous growth models. The final chapters give an empirical analysis of regions and empirical evidence on economic growth for a broad panel of countries from 1960 to 2000. This accessible yet rigorous text, which is a beautiful blend of theory and empirical work, is intended as a text for postgraduate students of economics. It should prove equally useful to all those seriously interested in the pursuit of growth and development economics. Contents: Preface. About the Authors. Introduction. Growth Models with Exogenous Saving Rates (the SolowSwan Model). Growth Models with Consumer Optimization (the Ramsey Model). Extensions of the Ramsey Growth Model. One-Sector Models of Endogenous Growth. Two-Sector Models of Endogenous Growth (with Special Attention to the Role of Human Capital). Technological Change: Models with an Expanding Variety of Products. Technological Change: Schumpeterian Models of Quality Ladders. The Diffusion of Technology. Labor Supply and Population. Growth Accounting. Empirical Analysis of Regional Data Sets. Empirical Analysis of a Cross Section of Countries. Appendix on Mathematical Methods. References. Index.

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eConomiCs of groWth, the
philippe aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University. peter hoWitt, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University.

520 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4064-0 / ` 425.00 This comprehensive introduction to economic growth presents the main facts and puzzles about growth, proposes simple methods and models needed to explain these facts, acquaints the reader with the most recent theoretical and empirical developments, and provides tools with which to analyze policy design. The book can be used by postgraduate students of Economics and as a reference for professional economists in government or international financial organizations. Aghion and Howitts work on growth and policy has vastly increased our understanding of endogenous incentives and supportive policies that drive growth in advanced and developing countries. In this important book, they bring their own insights and the insights of other pioneers to bear on the broader context of growth. This book is accessible, fascinating and extremely useful. MicHael speNce Aghion and Howitt have produced a very important and thoughtful book which presents questions, models, and answers in a clear and constructive manner. They show how good theory can and should influence both understanding and policy. It will shape the way in which economists think about growth for years ahead. NicHolas sterN Contents: Preface. Introduction. part i: Basic paradigms of growth theory. Neoclassical Growth Theory. The AK Model. Product Variety. The Schumpeterian Model. Capital, Innovation, and Growth Accounting part ii: understanding the growth process. Finance and Growth. Technology Transfer and Cross-Country Convergence. Market Size and Directed Technical Change. General-Purpose Technologies. Stages of Growth. Institutions and Nonconvergence Traps part iii: growth policy. Fostering Competition and Entry. Investing in Education. Reducing Volatility and Risk. Liberalizing Trade. Preserving the Environment. Promoting Democracy Conclusion. Looking Ahead: Culture and Development Appendix: Basic Elements of Econometrics References. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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eConomiCs of miCrofinanCe, the 2nd ed.
Beatriz armenDriz, is Lecturer in Economics at Harvard University, on leave from University College London, where she is Senior Lecturer in Economics. Jonathan morDuCh, is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at New York University. 488 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4271-2 / ` 425.00 The microfinance revolution has allowed more than 150 million poor around the world to receive small loans without collateral, build up assets, and buy insurance. This book offers an accessible and engaging analysis of the global expansion of financial markets in poor communities. It introduces readers to the key ideas driving microfinance, integrating theory with empirical data and addressing a range of issues, including savings and insurance, the role of women, impact measurement, and management incentives. This second edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest data, with new material on commercialization, credit contracts, savings and insurance, gender, impact measurement, and governance. Appendixes and problem sets cover technical material. The book is primarily meant for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics and public policy. Researchers practitioners in the field will also find the book useful. Anyone interested in the science behind microfinance must read this impressive book. It is written with experience in microfinance and deep understanding of economics. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 MuHaMMaD yuNus, Noble Peace Price Laureate (2006) An extraordinary book, inasmuch as it explains not only the underlying rationale of microfinance but, more broadly, of finance itself tHoMas eastoN, Asia Business Editor, The Economist It is necessary to use critical economic reasoning to understand why the [microfinance ] movement is such a success This book is splendid contribution to that goal, and will be a great help to the students, teachers, and practitioners in economics and social sciences. amartya sen, Lamont University Professor, Harvard University, Nobel Laureate in Economics (1998) Contents: Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgements. Rethinking Banking. Why Intervene in Credit Markets?. Roots of Microfinance: ROSCAs and Credit Cooperatives. Group Lending. Beyond Group Lending. Savings and Insurance. Gender. Commercialization and Regulation. Measuring Impacts. Subsidy and Sustainability. Managing Microfinance. Notes. References. Abbreviations Name Index. Subject Index.

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intermeDiate puBliC eConomiCs
Jean hinDriks is Professor in the Economics Department and Codirector of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at the Universit Catholique de Louvain. gareth D. myles is Head of Department and Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter.

744 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3174-7 / ` 395.00 Public economics studies how government taxing and spending activities affect the economyeconomic efficiency and the distribution of income and wealth. This comprehensive text in public economics covers the core topics such as market failure and taxation as well as recent developments in the political economy and public choice literatures. It is unique not only in its broad scope but in its balance between public finance and public choice and its combination of theory and relevant empirical evidence. After introducing the theory and methodology of public economics and reviewing the efficiency of the competitive equilibrium, the book presents a historical and theoretical overview of the public sector. This text introduces the reader to the theory of public economics and the most significant results of the analysis, providing an overview of the current state of the field. It is accessible to anyone with a background of intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics and can be used in advanced undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. Although the mathematics has been kept to a minimum, the book remains analytical rather than discursive. Annotated suggestions for further reading and numerous exercises are included at the end of each chapter. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Contents: Preface. i: puBliC eConomiCs anD eConomiC effiCienCyAn Introduction to Public Economics. Equilibrium and Efficiency. ii: governmentPublic Sector Statistics. Theories of the Public Sector. iii: Departures from effiCienCyPublic Goods. Club Goods and Local Public Goods. Externalities. Imperfect Competition. Asymmetric Information. iv: politiCal eConomyVoting. Rent-Seeking. v: equity anD DistriButionOptimality and Comparability. Inequality and Poverty. VI: TAXATIONCommodity Taxation. Income Taxation. Tax Evasion. vii: multiple JurisDiCtionsFiscal Federalism. Fiscal Competition. viii: issues of timeIntertemporal Efficiency. Social Security. Economic Growth. Index.

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introDuCtion to inDustrial organization
luis m.B. CaBral, Professor of Economics, Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University.

368 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4153-1 / ` 350.00 Over the past twenty years, the study of industrial organizationthe analysis of imperfectly competitive marketshas grown from a niche area of microeconomics to a key component of economics and of related disciplines such as finance, strategy, and marketing. This book provides an issue-driven introduction to industrial organization. While formal in its approach, the book is written in a way that requires only basic mathematical training. Industrial Organization has needed a book like this. This articulate exposition of the subject by Luis Cabral, who has himself made many important contributions to the field, will be invaluable to all students of industrial organization. paul klemperer This book seems destined to become a leading text in the field. It contains extremely good motivating examples from several countries, and is the first book successfully to incorporate a modern discussion of the determinants of market structure. I intend to adopt it. miChael Waterson Contents: Preface. part one: introductionWhat is Industrial Organization. Basic Microeconomics. The Firm. Games and Strategy. part two: from monopoly to perfect CompetitionMonopoly and Regulation. Perfect (and Almost Perfect) Competition.part three: oligopolyOligopoly Competition. Collusion. Market Structure and Market Power. part four: price and nonprice strategiesPrice Discrimination.Vertical Relations. Product Differentiation. Advertising. part five: entry and exitEntry Costs, Market Structure, and Welfare. Strategic Behavior, Entry and Exit. part six: technologyResearch and Development. Networks and Standards. Notes. Index.

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eConomiCs
laBor eConomiCs
pierre CahuC and anDr zylBerBerg

880 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3795-4 / ` 525.00 This landmark graduate-level text combines depth and breadth of coverage with recent, cutting-edge work in all the major areas of modern labor economics. Labor Economics is the only textbook available for advanced graduate students in the field. The book moves back and forth between factual data and theoretical reasoning. The space devoted to theory reflects the profound theoretical restructuring in the field that has taken place in the last thirty years; the authors present these developments within a unified pedagogic framework. The teaching methods are based on mathematical models, with the mathematical analyses laid out clearly, and the derivation of most results given in five mathematical appendixes that provide a toolkit for understanding the models. An encyclopedic, integrated, and thoroughly modern presentation of labor economics, from supply and demand decisions to unemployment to the role and effects of institutions. Topics with which I am familiar have been given a clear, concise, precise, balanced, and convincing treatment. This is an outstanding textbook. olivier BlanCharD Department of Economics, MIT Contents: Introduction. Acknowledgments. part one: supply anD DemanD BehaviorsLabor Supply. Education and Human Capital. Job Search. Labor Demand. part two: Wage formationCompensating Wage Differentials and Discrimination. Contracts, Risk-Sharing, and Incentive. Collective Bargaining. part three: unemployment anD inequalityUnemployment and Inflation. Job Reallocation and Unemployment. Technological Progress, Globalization, and Inequalities. part four: institutions anD eConomiC poliCyLabor Market Policies. Institutions and Labor Market Performance. Mathematical AppendicesA: Static Optimization. B: Dynamic Optimization. C: Basic Notions Concerning Random Variables. D: The Poisson Process and the Value of an Asset. E: Systems of Linear Difference Equations. Notes. Name Index. Subject Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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leCtures on maCroeConomiCs
olivier Jean BlanCharD, Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. stanley fisCher, Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vice-President of Development Economics at the World Bank.

664 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1042-1 / ` 325.00 The text provides the first comprehensive description and evaluation of macroeconomic theory in many years. The main purpose of the book is to characterize and explain fluctuations in output, unemployment, and movement in prices. Topics include consumption and investment, the implications of finite horizons, goals of economic policy, fiscal policy, and dynamic inconsistency. Written as a text for postgraduate students, the book also presents topics in a self-contained way that makes it a suitable reference for professional economists. A background in macroeconomics, statistics and econometrics is the prerequisite for studying the text.

Key Features
Complete discussions on various models appropriate to each topic. A special chapter analyses the goals of economic policy, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and dynamic inconsistency. Basic models are described and extended to take into account the presence of uncertainty and stochastic fluctuations. Two exclusive chapters cover what-may-be called new Keynesian economics. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Consumption and Investment: Basic Infinite Horizon Models. The Overlapping Generations Model. Money. Multiple Equilibria, Bubbles, and Stability. Optimal Consumption, Investment, and Inventory Behavior. Competitive Equilibrium Business Cycles. Nominal Rigidities and Economic Fluctuations. Goods, Labor, and Credit Markets. Some Useful Models. Monetary and Fiscal Policy Issues. Name Index. Subject Index.

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maCroeConomiCs, 5th ed.
roBert J. Barro is Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

896 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4485-3 / ` 795.00 This book presents an equilibrium approach to macroeconomics. It shows readers how market-clearing models with strong microeconomic foundations can be used to understand real-world phenomena and to evaluate alternative macroeconomic policies. Moreover, a single, unified framework works as well for shortterm business fluctuation as for long-term economic growth. This latest edition includes the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in economic growth, recent evidence on the macroeconomics of labor markets and public finance, and up-to-date results on the interplay between nominal and real variables. He has changed the way economists think about everything from the long-run effects of government deficits to the forces that favor economic growth. sylvia nasar, New York Times Contents: Preface. The Approach to Macroeconomics. part one: microeconomic foundations and the Basic market-Clearing modelWork Effort, Production, and ConsumptionThe Economics of Robinson Crusoe. The Behavior of Households with Markets for Commodities and Credit. The Demand for Money. The Basic Market-Clearing Model. The Labor Market. part two: inflationAn Introduction to Inflation and Interest Rates. Money, Inflation, and Interest Rates in the Market-Clearing Model. part three: Business fluctuations, unemployment, and economic growthInvestment and Real Business Cycles. Unemployment. Economic Growth. part four: government BehaviorGovernment Consumption and Public Services. Taxes and Transfers. The Public Debt. part five: the international economyWorld Markets in Goods and Credit. Exchange Rates part six: interactions between the monetary sector and the real sectorFinancial Intermediation, The Interplay between Nominal and Real VariablesWhat is the Evidence? Money and Business Fluctuations in the Market-Clearing Model. The Keynesian Theory of Business Fluctuations. Bibliography. Glossary. Author Index. Subject Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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maCroeConomiC essentials understanding economics in the news 3rd ed.
peter e. kenneDy, formerly Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University.

480 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4486-0 / ` 495.00 This introductory text offers an alternative to the encyclopedic, technically oriented approach taken by traditional textbooks on macroeconomic principles. Concise and non-technical but at the same time rigorous, its goal is not to teach students to shift curves on diagrams but to help them understand fundamental macroeconomic concepts and their real-world applications. This is accomplished by the clear exposition of introductory macroeconomic theory provided in the book along with more than 700 two/three sentence news clips of economics media coverage that serve as illustrations/exercises of the concepts discussed. This updated edition includes subprime mortgage crisis and other subjects; new curiosities (boxed expositions of important topics) have been added, as have news clips about recent events; and the most challenging end-of-chapter questions are now separated from the less challenging. Many chapters include a set of numerical exercises (quite different from those found in traditional texts); a sample exam question appears at the end of each section within a chapter; and a test bank of multiple-choice questions (with answers) is available online. Technical material appears in appendices following each chapter. Other appendices offer answers to the sample exam questions and the even-numbered end-of-chapter exercises. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 By setting aside much of the formal apparatus of curve-shifting economics, Macroeconomic Essentials focuses attention just where it should beon understanding key concepts and on thinking. at the center of economics is, after all, the study of human behavior, not the art of mathematical manipulation. lloyD J. Dumas, Professor of Economics University of Texas at Dallas and author of The Peacekeeping Economy in the third edition of Macroeconomics Essentials, peter kennedy sets himself a difficult task and succeeds beautifully. kennedys textbook marries impressive breadth, simplicity, and rigor. he provides a concise and non-technical overview of the core analytical concepts in macroeconomics who are tethered to bits of relevant empirical evidence. this is a particularly useful textbook for instructors outside of economics departments that want to bring students quickly up to speed on the principles that underlie recent political economic trends and events (including the subprime crisis). stephen nelson, Northwestern University Contents: Preface. Introduction. The Basics of Supply and Demand, and a Big Picture. Measuring GDP and Inflation. Unemployment. The Role of Aggregate Demand. The Supply Side. Growth and Productivity. The Money Supply. The Monetarist Rule. Monetary Policy and Interest Rates. Real versus-Nominal Interest Rates. Stagflation. The Balance of Payments. Policy in an Open Economy. Purchasing Power Parity. Interest-Rate Parity. Appendix A Answers to Sample Exam Questions, Appendix B Answers to Even Numbered Exercises. Glossary. Index.

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mathematiCs for eConomiCs, 2nd ed.
miChael hoy, John livernois, Chris mCkenna, and thanasis stengos are with the Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ray rees is faculty, the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.

1144 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2463-3 / ` 450.00 This uptodate, comprehensive and student-friendly book provides a thorough treatment of the mathematical concepts most frequently used in analyzing economic problems. Besides acquiring mathematical skills, the student is equipped to gain some knowledge of the main economic models and their properties. Divided into five parts, the text begins with a review of the fundamentals concerned primarily with sets, numbers and functions, and logically develops the ideas of limit and continuity. Then it moves on to the calculus of functions of one variable, linear algebra, multivariable calculus and, finally, dynamics. Further, the text focuses on simple game theory, LHopitals rule, Leibnizs rule, and the development of the Hamiltonian function. To develop the students problem-solving skills, the text gives a large number of worked-out examples and economic applications. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics will find this text extremely useful and invaluable.

Key Features
Provides clear understanding of the mathematical concepts themselves to develop the ability and confidence of the student. Gives a large number of worked-out economic examples and exercises for self-study. Chapter-end review of key concepts, review questions, clear-cut diagrams, enhance comprehension of the topics discussed. Contents: Preface. part one: introDuCtion anD funDamentalsIntroduction. Review of Fundamentals. Sequences, Series, and Limits. part two: univariate CalCulus anD optimizationContinuity of Functions. The Derivative and Differential for Functions of One Variable. Optimization of Functions of One Variable. part three: linear algeBraSystems of Linear Equations. Matrices. Determinants and the Inverse Matrix. Some Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra. part four: multivariate CalCulus Calculus for Functions of n-Variables. Optimization of Functions of n-Variables. Constrained Optimization. Comparative Statics. Concave Programming and the Kuhn-Tucker Conditions. part five: integration anD DynamiC methoDsIntegration. An Introduction to Mathematics for Economic Dynamics. Linear, First-Order Difference Equations. Nonlinear, First-Order Difference Equations. Linear, Second-Order Difference Equations. Linear, First-Order Differential Equations. Nonlinear, First-Order Differential Equations. Linear, Second-Order Differential Equations. Simultaneous Systems of Differential and Difference Equations. Optimal Control Theory. Appendix: Complex Numbers and Circular Functions. Answers. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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monetary poliCy strategy
freDeriC s. mishkin

560 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3957-6 / ` 475.00 This book by a leading authority on monetary policy offers a unique view of the subject from the perspectives of both scholar and practitioner. The book discusses the changes in the conduct of monetary policy in recent years, in particular the turn to inflation targeting. It sums up everything you Wanted to know about monetary policy strategy, But Were afraid to ask, and reflects on what we have learnt about monetary policy over the last thirty years. The book blends theory, empirical evidence, and extensive case studies of monetary policy in advanced and emerging market and transition economies. Throughout, its focus is on the following key areas: the importance of price stability and a nominal anchor fiscal and financial preconditions for achieving price stability central bank independence as an additional precondition central bank accountability PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 the rationale for inflation targeting the optimal inflation target central bank transparency and communication the role of asset prices in monetary policy. Contents: Preface. i: hoW DiD We get here?Fundamental Issues in the Conduct of Monetary Policy. What Should Central Banks Do? The Transmission Mechanism and the Role of Asset Prices in Monetary Policy. The Role of Output Stabilization in the Conduct of Monetary Policy. Can Central Bank Transparency Go Too Far? Is There a Role for Monetary Aggregates in the Conduct of Monetary Policy? Rethinking the Role of NAIRU in Monetary Policy: Implications of Model Formulation and Uncertainty. ii: monetary poliCy strategy in aDvanCeD eConomiesCentral Bank Behavior and the Strategy of Monetary Policy: Observations from Six Industrialized Countries. Inflation Targeting: A New Framework for Monetary Policy? International Experience with Different Monetary Policy Regimes. Why the Federal Reserve Should Adopt Inflation Targeting. iii: monetary poliCy strategy in emerging market anD transition eConomiesInflation Targeting in Emerging Market Countries. Monetary Policy Strategies for Latin America. Monetary Policy Strategies for Emerging Market Countries: Lessons from Latin America. Inflation Targeting in Transition Economies: Experience and Prospects. A Decade of Inflation Targeting in the World: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? The Dangers of Exchange-Rate Pegging for Emerging Market Countries. The Mirage of Exchange-Rate Regimes for Emerging Market Countries. iv: What have We learneD?Everything You Wanted to Know about Monetary Policy Strategy, but Were Afraid to Ask. Sources. Index.

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monetary theory anD poliCy, 3rd ed.
Carl e. Walsh, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz.

648 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4252-1 / ` 450.00 This text presents a comprehensive treatment of the most important topics in monetary economics, focusing on the primary models monetary economists have employed to address topics in theory and policy. It covers the basic theoretical approaches, shows how to do simulation work with the models, and discusses the full range of frictions that economists have studied to understand the impacts of monetary policy. This third edition reflects the latest advances in the field, incorporating new or expanded material on such topics as monetary search equilibria, sticky information, adaptive learning, state-contingent pricing models, and channel systems for implementing monetary policy. Much of the material on policy analysis has been reorganized to reflect the dominance of the new Keynesian approach. The book continues to be not only the leading text in the field but also the standard reference for academics and researchers. Carl Walshs monetary theory and policy is an indispensable bridge between theory and practice. the book is a comprehensive overview of the field. each topic is addressed by a few models exposited with mathematical rigor and policy insight. the depth and breadth of the model presentations make the book an essential reference for students and central bank economists alike. marvin gooDfrienD, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University Contents: Preface. Introduction. Empirical Evidence on Money, Prices, and Output. Money-in-the-Utility Function. Money and Transactions. Money and Public Finance. Money in the Short Run: Informational and Portfolio Rigidities. Money in the Short Run: Nominal Price and Wage Rigidities. Discretionary Policy and Time Inconsistency. New Keynesian Monetary Economics. Money and the Open Economy. Financial Markets and Monetary Policy. Monetary Policy Operating Procedures. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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Civil engineering

introDuCtion to fluiD meChaniCs


James a. fay, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

628 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1044-5 / ` 350.00 The text is a well-written introduction for a basal course in mechanical engineering. Rigorous in its approach, the book is distinguishable by the choice and order of the subject matter, its careful derivation and explanation of the laws of fluid mechanics, and its attention to everyday examples of fluid flow and common engineering applications. The text introduces the principles of fluid mechanics in a well organised and methodical manner, beginning with the simple and proceeding to the complex. At each stage, practical engineering problems are solved, principally in engineering systems such as dams, pumps, turbines, pipe flows, but with occasional illustrations from physiological and meteorological flows. The approach builds on the students everyday experience with fluid mechanics, showing how scientific principles permit a quantitative understanding of what is happening and provide a basis for designing engineering systems that achieve the desired objectives.

Key Features
PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 To save time, the derivations of the fluid principles are concisely given through the use of theorems of vector calculus. More attention is given to unsteady flows and their importance in pipe flow and external flows. The examples and exercises illustrate real engineering situations, including physically realistic values of the problem variables. Many of these problems require calculation of numerical values, giving the student experience in judging the correctness of the students numerical skills. Contents: Introduction. Fluid Statics. Conservation of Mass. Inviscid Flow. Conservation of Momentum. Laminar Viscous Flow. Turbulent Viscous Flow. Conservation of Energy. Flow in Fluid Systems. Dimensional Analysis and Modeling. Irrotational Flow. Compressible Flow. Index.

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BiomeDiCal signal analysis Contemporary methods and applications


faBian J. theis is head of the Computational Modeling in Biology Group at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany. anke meyer-Base is Associate Professor in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University. 432 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / isBn-978-81-203-4263-7 / ` 450.00 This book offers an overview of a range of proven and new methods, discussing both theoretical and practical aspects of biomedical signal analysis and interpretation. It describes a broad range of methods, including continuous and discrete Fourier transforms, independent component analysis (ICA), dependent component analysis, neural networks, and fuzzy logic methods. It also discusses the applications of these theoretical tools to practical problems in everyday biosignal processing. The book can be used as a text by the undergraduate as well as postgraduate students of the subject. Contents: Preface. i. methoDsFoundations of Medical Imaging and Signal Recording. Spectral Transformations. Information Theory and Principal Component Analysis. Independent Component Analysis and Blind Source Separation. Dependent Component Analysis. Pattern Recognition Techniques. Fuzzy Clustering and Genetic Algorithms. ii. appliCations8. Exploratory Data Analysis Methods for fMRI. Low-frequency Functional Connectivity in fMRI. Classification of Dynamic Breast MR Image Data. Dynamic Cerebral Contrast-enhanced Perfusion MRI. Skin Lesion Classification. Microscopic Slice Image Processing and Automatic Labeling. NMR Water Artifact Removal. References. Index

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CirCuit Design anD simulation With vhDl 2nd ed.


volnei a. peDroni, Professor of Electronics Engineering at Brazils Federal University of Technology.

632 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / isBn-978-81-203-4301-6 / ` 450.00 This book offers a comprehensive treatment of VHDL and its applications to the design and simulation of real, industry-standard electronic circuits. It focuses on the use of VHDL rather than solely on the language itself. In other words, besides explaining VHDL in detail, it shows why, how, and which type of circuits are inferred from the language constructs. The book also includes a detailed analysis of circuit simulation with VHDL test benches in all of the four categories (nonautomated, fully automated, functional and timing) of simulations. A rigorous discussion is thus made between VHDL for synthesis and VHDL for simulations. In a nutshell, the book teaches all the indispensable features of VHDL. It also reviews the fundamental concepts of digital electronics and digital design, resulting in a very practical, self contained approach. In both synthesis and simulation cases the VHDL codes in all design examples are complete, and include circuit diagrams, physical synthesis in FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), simulation results, and explanatory comments. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 All of the four VHDL editions (1987, 1993, 2002 and 2008) are covered. The book is mainly intended for the students of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. It will also be useful to the VHDL and digital design engineers and practitioners in the industry. Volnei Pedroni explains what designers really need to know to build hardware with VHDL. This book sets the standard for how hardware description languages should be taught. DaviD MoNey Harris Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College Contents: Preface. i. CirCuit-level vhDlIntroduction. Code Structure. Data Types. Operators and Attributes. Concurrent Code. Sequential Code. Signal and Variable. ii. system-level vhDlPackage and Component. Function and Procedure. Simulation with VHDL Testbenches. iii. extenDeD anD aDvanCeD DesignsVHDL Design of State Machines. VHDL Design with Basic Displays. VHDL Design of Memory Circuits. VHDL Design of Serial Communications Circuits. VHDL Design of VGA Video Interfaces. VHDL Design of DVI Video Interfaces. VHDL Design of FPD-Link Video Interfaces. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.

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funDamentals of artifiCial neural netWorks


mohamaD h. hassoun, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University.

540 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1356-9 / ` 350.00 As book review editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Mohamad Hassoun has had the opportunity to assess the multitude of books on artificial neural networks that have appeared in recent years. Now, in Fundamental of Artificial Neural Networks, he provides the first systematic account of the artificial neural network paradigms by identifying clearly the fundamental concepts and major methodologies that underlie most of the current theory and practice employed by neural network researchers. This text emphasizes the fundamental theoretical aspects of the computational capabilities and the learning abilities of artificial neural networks. The text assumes that the reader is conversant with the concept of a system and the notion of a state, as well as with the basic elements of Boolean algebra and switching theory. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgment. Abbreviations. Symbols. Threshold Gates. Computational Capabilities of Artificial Neural Networks. Learning Rules. Mathematical Theory of Neural Learning. Adaptive Multilayer Neural Networks I. Adaptive Multilayer Neural Networks II. Associative Neural Memories. Global Search Methods for Neural Networks. References. Index.

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introDuCtion to ai roBotiCs
roBin r. murphy, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Enginering, University of South Florida, Tampa.

488 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2458-9 / ` 325.00 This book attempts to cover all that is needed to program an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, navigation, planning, and uncertainty. In the overview at the beginning of each chapter, the author touches upon anthropomorphic robots from classic films and science fiction stories before delving into the nuts and bolts of organizing intelligence in robots. The book is divided into two partsPart I: Robotic Paradigms and Part II: NavigationPart I defines intelligent robots and introduces why artificial intelligence is needed. It covers the theory of AI robotics, taking the reader through a historical journey from the Hierarchical to the Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm for organizing intelligence, besides focusing on Reactive Paradigm and behaviours, techniques for reactive behaviours, and coordination and control of teams of multi-agents. Part II devotes three chapters to qualitative and metric navigation with path planning techniques, and work in uncertainty management. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Pedagogical features such as chapter-end summaries, exercises, photographs and diagrams, and the extensive Bibliography at the end of the book would considerably enhance the value of this well-researched text. Intended as a text for students of mechanical engineering, the book should also be useful to students of computer science and professionals interested in programming artificially intelligent robots for various applications.

Key Features
Combines theoretical and practical rigour with a light narrative touch. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and exercises. Provides Case Studies that show how concepts could be implemented on real robots. Contents: Preface. part i: roBotiC paraDigmsFrom Teleoperation to Autonomy. The Hierarchical Paradigm. Biological Foundations of the Reactive Paradigm. The Reactive Paradigm. Designing a Reactive Implementation. Common Sensing Techniques for Reactive Robots. The Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm. Multi-agents. part ii: navigationTopological Path Planning. Metric Path Planning. Localization and Map Making. On the Horizon. Bibliography. Index.

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electronics and electrical engineering

introDuCtion to neural netWorks, an


James a. anDerson

668 pp. / 20.0 25.0 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1351-4 / ` 495.00 An Introduction to Neural Networks falls into a new ecological niche for texts. Based on notes that have been class tested for more than a decade, it is aimed at cognitive science and neuroscience students who need to understand brain function in terms of computational modeling and at engineers who want to go beyond formal algorithms to applications and computing strategies. It is the only current text to approach networks both from a broad neuroscience and cognitive science perspective, with an increased emphasis on the biology and psychology governing the assumptions of the models as well as on what the models might be used for. It describes the mathematical and computational tools needed and provides an account of the authors own ideas. Contents: Introduction. Acknowledgments. Properties of Single Neurons. Synaptic Integration and Neuron Models. Essential Vector Operations. Lateral Inhibition and Sensory Processing. Simple Matrix Operations. The Linear Associator: Background and Foundations. The Linear Associator: Simulations. Early Network Models: The Perceptron. Gradient Descent Algorithms. Representation of Information. Applications of Simple Associators: Concepts Formation and Object Motion. Energy and Neural Networks: Hopfield Networks and Boltzmann Machines. Nearest Neighbor Models. Adaptive maps. The BSB Model: A Simple Nonlinear Autoassociative Neural Network. Associative Computation. Teaching Arithmetic to a Neural Network. Afterword. Index.

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engineering

electronics and electrical engineering

neW DireCtions in statistiCal signal proCessing: from systems to Brains


Edited by: simon haykin, Jos C. prnCipe, terrenCe J. seJnoWski, and John mCWhirter

524 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3240-9 / ` 495.00 Signal processing and neural computation have, for long, significantly but separately influenced many disciplines. New researches and the fact that highly sophisticated kinds of signal processing and elaborate computations are performed side by side in the brain, however, show that these two fields have much to teach each other as well. This book discusses the cross-fertilization of these two streams and compiles work of leading researchers from both the areas that promote interaction between both the disciplines. This text is primarily meant for the advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of bioinformatics and biomedical engineering. However, having evolved from two different fields, the text is also useful for the senior students of electronics and communication engineering, computer science and engineering, and electrical engineering. Contents: Series Foreword. Preface. Modeling the Mind: From Circuits to Systems. Empirical Statistics and Stochastic Models for Visual Signals. The Machine Cocktail Party Problem. Sensor Adaptive Signal Processing of Biological Nanotubes (Ion Channels) at Macroscopic and Nano Scales. Spin Diffusion: A New Perspective in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. What Makes a Dynamical System Computationally Powerful? A Variational Principle for Graphical Models. Modeling Large Dynamical Systems with Dynamical Consistent Neural Networks. Diversity in Communication: From Source Coding to Wireless Networks. Designing Patterns for Easy Recognition: Information Transmission with Low-Density Parity-Check Codes. Turbo Processing. Blind Signal Processing Based on Data Geometric Properties. Game-Theoretic Learning. Learning Observable Operator Models via the Efficient Sharpening Algorithm. References. Contributors. Index.

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engineering

Mechanical engineering

introDuCtion to ai roBotiCs
roBin r. murphy, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa.

488 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2458-9 / ` 325.00 This book attempts to cover all that is needed to program an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, navigation, planning, and uncertainty. In the overview at the beginning of each chapter, the author touches upon anthropomorphic robots from classic films and science fiction stories before delving into the nuts and bolts of organizing intelligence in robots. The book is divided into two partsPart I: Robotic Paradigms and Part II: NavigationPart I defines intelligent robots and introduces why artificial intelligence is needed. It covers the theory of AI robotics, taking the reader through a historical journey from the Hierarchical to the Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm for organizing intelligence, besides focusing on Reactive Paradigm and behaviours, techniques for reactive behaviours, and coordination and control of teams of multi-agents. Part II devotes three chapters to qualitative and metric navigation with path planning techniques, and work in uncertainty management. Pedagogical features such as chapter-end summaries, exercises, photographs and diagrams, and the extensive Bibliography at the end of the book would considerably enhance the value of this well-researched text. Intended as a text for students of mechanical engineering, the book should also be useful to students of computer science and professionals interested in programming artificially intelligent robots for various applications. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

Key Features
Combines theoretical and practical rigour with a light narrative touch. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and exercises. Provides Case Studies that show how concepts could be implemented on real robots. Contents: Preface. part i: roBotiC paraDigmsFrom Teleoperation to Autonomy. The Hierarchical Paradigm. Biological Foundations of the Reactive Paradigm. The Reactive Paradigm. Designing a Reactive Implementation. Common Sensing Techniques for Reactive Robots. The Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Paradigm. Multi-agents. part ii: navigationTopological Path Planning. Metric Path Planning. Localization and Map Making. On the Horizon. Bibliography. Index.

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Mechanical engineering

introDuCtion to autonomous moBile roBots, 2nd ed.


rolanD siegWart is Professor of Autonomous Systems and Director of the Center for Product Design at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zrich. iiiah r. nourBakhsh is Professor of Robotics and Director of the CREATE Lab in the Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science, at Carnegie Mellon University. DaviDe sCaramuzza is Senior Researcher at the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zrich, where he is also a lecturer and leader of the European project sFly. 472 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4322-1 / ` 450.00 This book offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview of the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform tasks, including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. The book presents techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. It covers all aspects of mobile robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, related technologies, and algorithmic techniques.

New to thIs edItIoN


New material has been added on topics such as locomotion, perception, localization, and planning and navigation. Problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter. As the book covers all aspects of robotics into one volume, it can serve as textbook or working tool for beginning practitioners. This text provides a clear and systematic development of the essentials of mobile robotics. The second edition adds up-to-date material to a book that has already been adopted in robotic classes worldwide. With this guide in hand, students and readers will swiftly navigate the field toward more advanced systems. raJa Chatila, LAAS-CNRS, France Contents: Acknowledgments. Preface. Introduction. Locomotion. Mobile Robot Kinematics. Perception. Mobile Robot Localization. Planning and Navigation. Bibliography. Index.

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engineering

Mechanical engineering

introDuCtion to fluiD meChaniCs


James a. fay, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

628 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1044-5 / ` 350.00 The text is a well-written introduction for a basal course in mechanical engineering. Rigorous in its approach, the book is distinguishable by the choice and order of the subject matter, its careful derivation and explanation of the laws of fluid mechanics, and its attention to everyday examples of fluid flow and common engineering applications. The text introduces the principles of fluid mechanics in a well organised and methodical manner, beginning with the simple and proceeding to the complex. At each stage, practical engineering problems are solved, principally in engineering systems such as dams, pumps, turbines, pipe flows, but with occasional illustrations from physiological and meteorological flows. The approach builds on the students everyday experience with fluid mechanics, showing how scientific principles permit a quantitative understanding of what is happening and provide a basis for designing engineering systems that achieve the desired objectives.

Key Features
To save time, the derivations of the fluid principles are concisely given through the use of theorems of vector calculus. More attention is given to unsteady flows and their importance in pipe flow and external flows. The examples and exercises illustrate real engineering situations, including physically realistic values of the problem variables. Many of these problems require calculation of numerical values, giving the student experience in judging the correctness of the students numerical skills. Contents: Introduction. Fluid Statics. Conservation of Mass. Inviscid Flow. Conservation of Momentum. Laminar Viscous Flow. Turbulent Viscous Flow. Conservation of Energy. Flow in Fluid Systems. Dimensional Analysis and Modeling. Irrotational Flow. Compressible Flow. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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Mechanical engineering

prinCiples of roBot motion theory, algorithms, and implementations


hoWie Choset, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. kevin m. lynCh, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Northwestern University. seth hutChinson, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. george kantor, Project Scientist, Center for the Foundations of Robotics, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Wolfram BurgarD, Associate Professor and Head of the Autonomous Intelligent Systems Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg. lyDia e. kavraki, Professor of Computer Science and Bioengineering, Rice University. seBastian thrun, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University and Director, Stanfords AI Lab. 628 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-2884-6 / ` 425.00 This book by distinguished researchers in Robotics reveals the great advances that have taken place in the last ten years in robot motion planning including sensor-based planning, probabilistic planning, localization and mapping, and motion planning for dynamic and nonholonomic systems. Its presentation makes the mathematical under-pinnings of robot motion accessible to students of computer science and engineering, relating low-level implementation details to high-level algorithmic concepts. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate or new graduate students interested in robot motion. Although journal and conference papers in motion planning have proliferated, there has not been any comprehensive reference text in more than a decade. This book fills this gap in outstanding fashion. It covers both the early foundations of the field and the recent theoretical and practical progress that has been made From the Foreword by Jean-ClauDe latomBe Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Bug Algorithms. Configuration Space. Potential Functions. Roadmaps. Cell Decompositions. Sampling-Based Algorithms. Kalman Filtering. Bayesian Methods. Robot Dynamics. Trajectory Planning. Nonholonomic and Underactuated Systems. A: Mathematical Notation. B: Basic Set Definitions. C: Topology and Metric Spaces. D: Curve Tracing. E: Representations of Orientation. F: Polyhedral Robots in Polyhedral Worlds. G: Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity Classes. H: Graph Representation and Basic Search. I: Statistics Primer. J: Linear Systems and Control. Bibliography. Index.

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engineering

Production engineering

online stoChastiC ComBinatorial optimization


pasCal van hentenryCk and russell Bent

248 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3239-3 / ` 225.00 The progress in optimization techniques and information technology has made it possible to solve complex problems involving uncertainty and severe time constraints. For example in the airline industry complex fleet assignments, crew scheduling, gate allocation etc. have to be precisely worked out using advance optimization algorithms, but major disruptions like unforeseen weather conditions, strikes, breakdown etc. have also to be reckoned. Increasingly there are many industries and occupationsfrom manufacturing units and power grid networks to emergency ambulance services to packed scheduling for internet communication and reservation systemneed to employ online decision making processes. This book presents the ideal framework, online stochastic combinatorial optimization to address this challenge. The text gives several online stochastic algorithms implementing the framework, provides performance guarantees, and demonstrates a variety of applications. The authors discuss how to relax some of the assumptions in using historical sampling and machine learning and analyze different underlying algorithmic problems before addressing the frameworks possible limitations and suggesting directions for future research. The main innovation in the text lies in the class of online anticipatory algorithms that combine online algorithms (from computer science) and stochastic programming (from operation research), and combinatorial optimization for sequential decision making under uncertainty. Useful for advanced courses in operations research, computer science, and production engineering, this book will also be a useful companion to professionals concerned with optimization technology and online decision making methods. Contents: Preface. Introduction. i: online stoChastiC sCheDulingOnline Stochastic Scheduling. Theoretical Analysis. Packet Scheduling. ii: online stoChastiC reservationsOnline Stochastic Reservations. Online Multiknapsack Problems. iii: online stoChastiC routingVehicle Routing with Time Windows. Online Stochastic Routing. Online Vehicle Dispatching. Online Vehicle Routing with Time Windows. iv: learning anD historiCal samplingLearning Distributions. Historical Sampling. v: sequential DeCision makingMarkov Chance-Decision Processes. References. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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environment/energy stuDies
sustainaBle energy Choosing among options
Jefferson W. tester, elisaBeth m. Drake, miChael J. DrisColl, miChael W. golay, and William a. peters

872 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2903-1 / ` 550.00 This book states that a better future might depend on how individuals and institutions choose amongst diverse and potentially contradictory technical, sociological, geopolitical, and environmental options, and how we set priorities for changing our present courses. It clearly presents the trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions. The text reviews the main energy sources of today and tomorrow, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy, examining their technologies, environmental impacts, and economics. It also discusses about energy storage, transmission, and distribution; about the electric power sector; transportation, industrial energy usage, commercial and residential buildings, and synergistic complex systems. It considers sustainable energy as a complex system that, in the broader context, is subservient to the super system of sustainable development then it provides the prospects for sustainable energy having practical global impacts. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 The book is a valuable resource for all postgraduate courses concerned with energy and its many ramificationsas in engineering, public policy, and environmental science. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Sustainable EnergyThe Engine of Sustainable Development. Estimation and Evaluation of Energy Resources. Technical Performance: Allowability, Efficiency, Production Rates. Local, Regional, and Global Environmental Effects of Energy. Project Economic Evaluation. Energy Systems and Sustainability Metrics. Fossil Fuels and Fossil Energy. Nuclear Power. Renewable Energy in Context. Biomass Energy. Geothermal Energy. Hydropower. Solar Energy. Ocean Waves, Tide, and Thermal Energy Conversion. Wind Energy. Storage, Transportation, and Distribution of Energy. Electric Power Sector. Transportation Services. Industrial Energy Usage. Commercial and Residential Buildings. Synergistic Complex Systems. Choosing Among Options. Conversion Factors. List of Acronyms. Index.

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in the BuBBle: Designing in a Complex World
John thaCkara, described as a design guru, critic and business provocateur by Fast Company, is the Director of Doors of Perception, a design futures network based in Amsterdam and Bangalore. He is the author of Design after Modernism, Lost in Space: A Travelers Tale, Winners! How Successful Companies Innovate by Design, and other books.

332 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-81-203-2828-0 / ` 250.00 Designing is what human beings do and it is basic to all human activities. In the Bubble is about designing for preferred situations and desired goals with a focus more on people and less on devices. The emphasis is on controlling things around us by design rather than allowing things to just happen and thus be controlled. Innovative ways of doing things form the key to Thackaras new design philosophy. Lightness, mobility, speed, locality are all part of his design concepts. With the help of real-world examples, the author demonstrates that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impinging upon social and technical innovation. In other words, design with a conscience is central to the book. We need, says the author, to design from the edge, to learn from the world, and to stop designing for, but design with. The design focus is on services, not thingsand it is more on projects and institutions. All kinds of designersbe they aesthetic, engineering, industrial or project designerswill find the book inspiring. Thackaras deeply informed book presents a breathtaking new map of the design landscape. With not a whisper of evangelistic zeal, In the Bubble offers an engaging narrative as well as design principles that speak to sustainability, joy, and quality of life in increasingly complex times. BrenDa laurel, author of Utopian Entrepreneur, chair of the Graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design Whatever you are designing, you will want to keep this next to you. When you worry if your design is good enough, you will want to check through the passages that you have marked, to be sure that you have provided for all the complexities that count. When you have an Aha! and are confident that your design is great, you will want to check that you have matched the attributes of Flow. When you have an idle moment, you will want to read through the notes, which are a good book about design in themselves. Bill moggriDge, international design expert and Cofounder, IDEO, Palo Alto We all envy John Thackaras digestive system. He is able to take in the most disparate events, locations, trends, and apparent minutiae and deliver back a synthesis of the way the world moves for the use of designers and of those who use design as a powerful life-forming tool. And to help us swallow what might otherwise be too abstract a meal, he serves it to us with parables that make the book not only an enriching but also a fun read. paola antonelli, Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction. Lightness. Speed. Mobility. Locality. Situation. Conviviality. Learning. Literacy. Smartness. Flow. Notes. What to Read Next. Bibliography. Index.

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Journalism/language/linguistiCs
Computational nature of language learning anD evolution, the
partha niyogi

504 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3173-0 / ` 425.00 The book explores the interplay between language learning and evolution in the context of linguistic systems. Learning is the mechanism by which language is transferred from one generation of speakers to another. If linguistic knowledge is characterized in computational terms as a formal grammar and the mapping procedure is algorithmic, this conceptualization admits computational and mathematical modes of inquiry into language learning. In this book Partha Niyogi introduces a framework for analyzing the precise nature of the relationship between learning by the individual and evolution of the population. We can observe the learning of language by children and marvel at the phenomenon of language acquisition; the evolution of a language, however, is not so directly experienced. In language evolution, one studies how linguistics evolved. Intended mainly for students of Linguistics (Computational linguistics), the book will also prove useful as a reference for researchers in the field and those pursuing courses in AI/Theoretical Computer Science. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. part i: the problemIntroduction. part ii: language learning Language Acquisition: The Problem of Inductive Inference. Language Acquisition: A Linguistic Treatment. Language Acquisition: Memoryless Learning. part iii: language ChangeLanguage Change: A Preliminary Model. Language Change: Multiple Languages. An Application to Portuguese. An Application to Chinese Phonology. A Model of Cultural Evolution and Its Application to Language. Variations and Case Studies. part iv: the origin of languageThe Origin of Communicative Systems: Communicative Efficiency. The Origin of Communicative Systems: Linguistic Coherence and Communicative Fitness. The Origin of Communicative Systems: Linguistic Coherence and Social Learning. part v: ConclusionsConclusions. Bibliography. Index.

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Journalism/language/linguistiCs
grammar as sCienCe
riCharD k. larson is professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University.

452 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4321-4 / ` 395.00 Grammar as Science offers an introduction to syntax as an exercise in scientific theory construction. It covers such core topics in syntax as phrase structure, constituency, the lexicon, inaudible elements, movement rules, and transformational constraints, while emphasizing scientific reasoning skills. The individual units are organized thematically into sections that highlight important components of this enterprise, including choosing between theories, constructing explicit arguments for hypotheses, and the conflicting demands that push us toward expanding the technical toolkit on the one hand and constraining it on the other. This book is constructed as a laboratory science course in which students actively experiment with linguistic data. It is intended for students majoring in linguistics as well as nonlinguistics majors who are taking the course to fulfill academic requirements. Grammar as Science is an excellent textbook for an introductory syntax course, serving both intended linguistics majors and the general education population equally well. There isnt anything quite like it in the market. If I ever use a textbook, I would use this one. Jorge hankamer, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz Larsons book is an engaging and delightfully lucid introduction to the scientific nature of linguistic argumentation. While thoroughly covering the basics of syntax, it also shows students explicitly how to think like a linguist. Students who use this book will come away with an extraordinarily strong grasp of the real underpinnings of linguistics. peggy speas, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Contents: Preface for Teachers. Acknowledgements. part i: setting outUnit 1 What Is Linguistics?. Unit 2 What Is Syntax About?. part ii: grammars as theoriesUnit 3 Introducing Phrase Structure Rules. Unit 4 Grammars. Unit 5 Working with Grammars. part iii: Choosing between theories Unit 6 Comparing Rules and Theories. Unit 7 Constituency and Constituency Tests. Unit 8 Trees and Tree Relations. Unit 9 Determining Category. Unit 10 Revising, Refining, and Reconsidering. part iv: arguing for a theoryUnit 11 Constructing Arguments I. Unit 12 Constructing Arguments II. part v: searching for explanation.Unit 13 Introducing the Lexicon. Unit 14 Features, Heads, and Phrases. Unit 15 Verbal Complements and Adjuncts. Unit 16 Distinguishing Complements and Adjuncts. Unit 17 Attaching Complements. Unit 18 Attaching Adjuncts. part vi: following the ConsequencesUnit 19 Complements Sentences I. Unit 20 Complements Sentences II. Unit 21 Invisible Lexical Items. Unit 22 NP Structure. Unit 23 X-Bar Theory. part vii: expanding and Constraining the theoryUnit 24 Interrogatives and Movement. Unit 25 More on Wh-Movement. Unit 26 Constraints on Movement I. Unit 27 Constraints on Movement II. Unit 28 Parametric. Variation. Exercises. References. Index.

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Journalism/language/linguistiCs
linguistiCs: an introduction to language and Communication, 6th ed.
aDrian akmaJian, formerly Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona. riCharD a. Demers, Professor Emeritus of the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Arizona. ann k. farmer, Information Engineer at Google. roBert m. harnish, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Arizona. 644 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4457-0 / ` 395.00

This well-accepted introductory linguistics text is unique for its integration of themes. Rather than treat morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics as completely separate fields, the book shows how they interact. It provides a sound introduction to linguistic methodology while encouraging students to consider why people are intrinsically interested in language the ultimate puzzle of the human mind. In this new edition, all chapters have been revised. New material includes updated examples, new special topics sections, and new discussions of the minimalist program, semantic minimalism, human genetic relationships and historical relationships among languages, Gricean theories, experimental pragmatics, and language acquisition. Each chapter has numerous subsections with core material presented first and additional material following as special topic. Linguistics: An introduction to Language and Communication has long served as the yardstick introductory textbook to linguistics. This new edition continues in that tradition, offering a carefully updated presentation of diverse aspects of the discipline. The text succeeds in being engaging without sacrificing conceptual sophistication or analytic accuracy; it challenges the reader without overwhelming. Its comprehensive coverage of traditional linguistic topics combined with its cognitive science perspective make this textbook uniquely adaptable for a broad range of courses. It is to my mind the best overall single volume for making state-of-the-art linguistics accessible to the novice student. steven franks Chair and Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University Contents: Acknowledgments. Note to the Teacher. part i the structure of human language Introduction. What Is Linguistics ?. MorphologyThe Study of the Structure of Words. Phonetics and Phonemic Transcription. PhonologyThe Study of Sound Structure. SyntaxThe Study of Sentence Structure. SemanticsThe Study of Linguistic Meaning. Language Variation. Language Change. part ii Communication and Cognitive science introductionPragmaticsThe Study of Language Use and Communication. Psychology of LanguageSpeech Production and Comprehension. Language Acquisition in Children. Language and the Brain. Appendix: The Written Representation of Language. Glossary. Index.

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Journalism/language/linguistiCs
primaCy of grammar, the
nirmalangshu mukherJi, Professor of Philosophy, University of Delhi.

300 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4257-6 / ` 295.00 Acquisition of language is a human biological endowment, and we know children have a natural disposition for mastering it. The biological side of language is the subject of increasing research. Biolinguists are interested in fundamental questions such as, whether speech and language are localized in the brain, how do encoding and decoding of speech and language function, and whether different components of language (syntax, phonology, semantics) are neuroanatomically distinct. Biolinguistics studies, the relationship between brain function and language. In other words, it is primarily concerned with grammars that represent the computational aspects of the mind/brain. This book elegantly introduces the subject of biolinguistics. The author provides a lucid overview of Chomskys contribution in biolinguistics and builds on it to offer a novel account of the nature of the human faculty of language. Hence, apart from topics internal to biolinguistics, this work touches on topics in the history and philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and psychology of music, among others. In this content, the biolinguistic approach may ultimately lead to identification of a specific structure of mind. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

The book is eminently suitable for courses offered in the departments of Linguistics/Computational Linguistics, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Languages at research level. Contents: List of Figures. Abbreviations. Preface. The Loneliness of Biolinguistics. Linguistic Theory I. Grammar and Logic. Words and Concepts. Linguistic Theory II. Language and Music. A Joint of Nature. Notes. References. Index

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mathematiCs/statistiCs
introDuCtion to statistiCal DeCision theory
John W. pratt, William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University. hoWarD raiffa, Frank P. Rampsey Professor Emeritus of Managerial Economics. late roBert sChlaifer was William Ziegler Professor Emeritus. 896 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3796-1 / ` 525.00 Introduction to Statistical Design Theory integrates statistical inference with decision making and discusses real-world actions involving economic payoffs and risks. After developing the rationale and demonstrating the power and relevance of the subjective, decision approach, the text also examines and critiques the limitations of the objective, classical approach. Starting with an extensive account of the foundations of decision theory, the authors develop the intertwining concepts of subjective probability and utility. They then systematically and comprehensively examine the Bernoulli, Poisson, and Normal (univariate and multivariate) data-generating processes. For each process they consider how prior judgments about the uncertain parameters of the process are modified given the results of statistical sampling, and they investigate typical decision problems in which the main sources of uncertainty are the population parameters. They also discuss the value of sampling information and optimal sample sizes given sampling costs and the economics of the terminal decision problems. Thus, in a self-contained comprehensive way, the book shows that the Bayesian revolution in statistics integration of statistics with decision making in areas such as management, engineering, public policy and clinical medicine, is operational and relevant for real-world decision making under uncertainty. This book is a classic.... The strengths of this text are twofold. First, it gives a general and well-motivated introduction to the principles of Bayesian decision theory that should be accessible to anyone with a good mathematical statistics background. Second, it provides a good introduction to Bayesian inference in general with particular emphasis on the use of subjective information to choose prior distributions. mark J. sChervish, Journal of the American Statistical Association Contents: Preface. Introduction. An Informal Treatment of Foundations. A Formal Treatment of Foundations. Assessment of Utilities for Consequences. Quantification of Judgments. Analysis of Decision Trees. Random Variables. Continuous Lotteries and Expectations. Special Univariate Distributions. Conditional Probability and Bayes Theorem. Bernoulli Process. Terminal Analysis: Opportunity Loss and the Value of Perfect Information. Paired Random Variables. Preposterior Analysis: The Value of Sample Information. Poisson Process. Normal Process with Known Variance. Normal Process with Known Variance. Normal Process with Unknown Variance. Large Sample Theory. Statistical Analysis in Normal Form. Classical Methods. Multivariate Random Variables. The Multivariate Normal Distribution. Choosing the Best of Several Processes. Allowance for Uncertain Bias. Stratification. The Portfolio Problem. Normal Linear Regression with Known Variance. Appendices1: The Terminology of Sets. 2: Elements of Matrix Theory. 3: Properties of Utility Functions for Monetary Consequences. 4: Tables. Bibliography. Index.

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mathematiCs/statistiCs
mathematiCs for eConomiCs, 2nd ed.
miChael hoy, John livernois, Chris mCkenna, and thanasis stengos are with the Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. ray rees is faculty, the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.

1144 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-81-203-2463-3 / ` 450.00 This uptodate, comprehensive and student-friendly book provides a thorough treatment of the mathematical concepts most frequently used in analyzing economic problems. Besides acquiring mathematical skills, the student is equipped to gain some knowledge of the main economic models and their properties. Divided into five parts, the text begins with a review of the fundamentals concerned primarily with sets, numbers and functions, and logically develops the ideas of limit and continuity. Then it moves on to the calculus of functions of one variable, linear algebra, multivariable calculus and, finally, dynamics. Further, the text focuses on simple game theory, LHopitals rule, Leibnizs rule, and the development of the Hamiltonian function. To develop the students problem-solving skills, the text gives a large number of worked-out examples and economic applications. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of economics will find this text extremely useful and invaluable.

Key Features
Provides clear understanding of the mathematical concepts themselves to develop the ability and confidence of the student. Gives a large number of worked-out economic examples and exercises for self-study. Chapter-end review of key concepts, review questions, clear-cut diagrams, enhance comprehension of the topics discussed. Contents: Preface. part one: introDuCtion anD funDamentalsIntroduction. Review of Fundamentals. Sequences, Series, and Limits. part two: univariate CalCulus anD optimizationContinuity of Functions. The Derivative and Differential for Functions of One Variable. Optimization of Functions of One Variable. part three: linear algeBraSystems of Linear Equations. Matrices. Determinants and the Inverse Matrix. Some Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra. part four: multivariate CalCulus Calculus for Functions of n-Variables. Optimization of Functions of n-Variables. Constrained Optimization. Comparative Statics. Concave Programming and the Kuhn-Tucker Conditions. part five: integration anD DynamiC methoDsIntegration. An Introduction to Mathematics for Economic Dynamics. Linear, First-Order Difference Equations. Nonlinear, First-Order Difference Equations. Linear, Second-Order Difference Equations. Linear, First-Order Differential Equations. Nonlinear, First-Order Differential Equations. Linear, Second-Order Differential Equations. Simultaneous Systems of Differential and Difference Equations. Optimal Control Theory. Appendix: Complex Numbers and Circular Functions. Answers. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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orDinary Differential equations
v.i. arnolD

292 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-1352-1 / ` 175.00 This work of translation of the classic Russian textbook emphasizes a fresh modern approach to the geometric qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations. The subject matter of this book is dominated by two central ideas and their ramifications: the theorem on rectifiability of a vector field and the theory of one-parameter groups of linear transformations. While the author has taken the liberty to omit some of the more specialized topics usually included in books on ordinary differential equations, the applications of these equations to mechanics, on the contrary, have been considered in more detail than the customary approach.

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Emphasizes the geometrical and intuitive aspects while familiarizing the students with the concepts of flows on manifolds and tangent bundles. Presents a wealth of topics accompanied by many thought-provoking examples, problems and figures. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Assumes the reader to possess a knowledge not beyond the scope of the standard elementary courses on analysis and linear algebra. This college-level textbook treats the subject of ordinary differential equations in an entirely new way. A wealth of topics is presented masterfully, accompanied by many thought-provoking examples, problems, and 259 figures. The author emphasizes the geometrical and intuitive aspects and at the same time familiarizes the student with concepts, such as flows and manifolds and tangent bundles, traditionally not found in textbooks of this level. The exposition is guided by applications taken mainly from mechanics. One can expect this book to bring new life into this old subject. aMericaN scieNtist Contents: Preface. Frequently Used Notation. Basic Concepts. Basic Theorems. Linear Systems. Proofs of the Basic Theorems. Differential Equations on Manifolds. Sample Examination Problems. Bibliography. Index.

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street-fighting mathematiCs the art of educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving
sanJoy mahaJan Foreword by CARVER A. MEAD

152 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4254-5 / ` 150.00 Traditional mathematics teaching is largely about solving exactly stated problems exactly, yet life often hands us partly defined problems needing only moderately accurate solutions. This engaging book is an antidote to the rigor mortis brought on by too much mathematical rigor, teaching us how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation. Street-Fighting Mathematics, builds, sharpens, and demonstrates tools for educated guessing and opportunistic problem solving across diverse fields of knowledgefrom mathematics to management. The author describes six tools: dimensional analysis, easy cases, lumping, picture proofs, successive approximation, and reasoning by analogy. Illustrating each tool with numerous examples, he carefully separates the toolthe general principlefrom the particular application so that the reader can most easily grasp the tool itself to use on problems of particular interest. Many everyday problems require quick, approximate answers. Street-Fighting Mathematics teaches a crucial skill that the traditional science curriculum fails to develop: how to obtain order-of-magnitude estimates for a broad variety of problems. This book will be invaluable to anyone wishing to become a better informed professional. eriC mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, Harvard University Contents: Foreword. Preface. Dimensions. Easy cases. Lumping. Pictorial Proofs. Taking Out the Big Part. Analogy. Bibliography. Index.

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Brain signal analysis: advances in neuroelectric and neuromagnetic methods
Edited by: toDD C. hanDy is Associate Professor in Psychology Department at the University of British Columbia, where he runs the Neuroimaging Lab.

272 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4297-2 / ` 325.00 This book offers an overview of key recent advances in cognitive electrophysiology which concern the study of the brains electrical and magnetic responses to both external and internal stimuli. These can be measured using electroencephalograms (EEGs) and magneto encephalograms (MEGs). The chapters highlight the increasing overlap in EEG and MEG analytical techniques, describing several methods applicable to both. The text discusses recent developments, including reverse correlation methods in visual-evoked potentials and a new approach to topographic mapping in high density electrode montagerelating the latest thinking on design aspects of ECG and MEG studies, in particular how to optimize the signal to noise ratio as well as statistical developments for maximizing power and accuracy in data analysis using repeated measure ANOVAS. Contents: Contributors. Preface. Reverse Correlation and the VESPA Method Edmund C. Lalor, Barak A. Pearlmutter, and John J. Foxe. Principles of Topographic Analyses for Electrical NeuroimagingMicah M. Murray, Marzia De Lucia, Denis Brunet, and Christoph M. Michel. Noninvasive Estimation of Local Field Potentials: Methods and ApplicationsRolando Grave de Peralta Menendez, Micah M. Murray, Gregor Thut, Theodor Landis, and Sara L. Gonzalez Andino. A Practical Guide to Beamformer Source Reconstruction for EEGJessica J. Green and John J. McDonald. A Practical Guide to MEG and BeamformingAnthony T. Herdman and Douglas Cheyne. Dynamic Causal Modeling for Evoked ResponsesStefan J. Kiebel, Marta I. Garrido, and Karl J. Friston. Synchronization Analysis in EEG and MEGLawrence M. Ward and Sam M. Doesburg. Procedures and Strategies for Optimizing the Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Event-Related Potential DataDurk Talsma and Anne-Laura van Harmelen. Statistical Strategies for Translational ERP StudiesTodd C. Handy, Lindsay S. Nagamatsu, Marla J.S. Mickleborough, and Teresa Y.L. Liu-Ambrose. Index.

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philosophy
DynamiC logiC
DaviD harel, The Weizmann Institute. Dexter kozen, Cornell University. Jerzy tiuryn, University of Warsaw.

476 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3171-6 / ` 295.00 Dynamic Logic is a formal system for reasoning about programs and it also enjoys the singular advantage of being strongly related to classical logic. Traditionally, this has meant formalizing correctness specifications are met by a particular program. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to Dynamic Logic (DL). It can be described as a blend of three complementary classical ingredients: first-order predicate logic, modal logic, and the algebra of regular events. These components merge to form a system of remarkable unity that is theoretically rich as well as practical. The text is divided into three parts: Part I reviews the fundamental concepts of logic and computability theory that are needed in the study of Dynamic Logic. Part II discusses Propositional Dynamic Logic and its variants, and Part III discusses First-Order Dynamic and its variants. Examples are provided throughout, and a collection of exercises and a short historical section are included at the end of each chapter. The book will be well suited for the students of computer science and those pursuing postgraduate courses in philosophy. Contents: Preface. i: funDamental ConCeptsMathematical Preliminaries. Computability and Complexity. Logic. Reasoning About Programs. ii: propositional DynamiC logiCPropositional Dynamic Logic. Filtration and Decidability. Deductive Completeness. Complexity of PDL. Nonregular PDL. Other Variants of PDL. iii: first-orDer DynamiC logiCFirst-Order Dynamic Logic. Relationships with Static Logics. Complexity. Axiomatization. Expressive Power. Variants of DL. Other Approaches. References. Notation and Abbreviations. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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philosophy of minD, the: Classical problems/Contemporary issues, 2nd ed.
Edited by: Brian Beakley and peter luDloW 1076 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3315-4 / ` 595.00 The Philosophy of Mind remains the only sourcebook of primary readings offering in-depth coverage of both historical works and contemporary controversies in philosophy of mind. This second edition provides an expanded treatment of classical as well as current topics, with many additional readings and a new section on mental content. The writers included in this comprehensive book, range from Aristotle, Descartes, and William James to such leading contemporary thinkers as Noam Chomsky, Paul and Patricia Churchland, and Jaegwon Kim. The eightythree selections provide a thorough survey of five areas of enduring controversy: the mind-body problem, mental causation, mental content, innatism and modularity, and associationism and connectionism. Each section includes an introductory overview of the topic by the editors as well as suggestions for further reading. The selections added for the second edition serve both to enhance historical coverage and to update contemporary issues, especially in areas of current empirical research such as connectionism and innatism. Changes to historical coverage include a wider array of readings on classic positions as well as neglected precursors to views often considered recent innovations. The section on the mind-body problem in particular has been greatly expanded, including numerous selections on consciousness and qualia. The book is ideal for graduate courses in philosophy and the history of psychology. It is eminently suited as a reference for researchers and as a self-contained survey for the general reader.
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition. Sources. I: The MindBody ProblemIntroduction. A: Classic Positions. From Metaphysics, Book 7, and On the Soul, Book 2. From Meditations on First Philosophy II and VI and Replies to Objections II. From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. From The Principles of Human Knowledge. From The Monadology. From Man a Machine. From Positivism. From A System of Logic. From Does Consciousness Exist?. From The Province of Functional Psychology. From The Concept of Mind. B: Materialism(s): Function, Reduction, and Elimination. Is Consciousness a Brain Process? The Nature of Mental States. Troubles with Functionalism (revised). Minds, Brains, and Programs. Eliminative Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes. From Neurophilosophy. Multiple Realization and the Metaphysics of Reduction. From Language and Problems of Knowledge. From The Empirical Stance. C: Mind and Subjective Experience. From Mind and the World Order. From The Mental and the Physical. Sensations and Brain Processes. What Is It Like to Be a Bat? Functionalism and Qualia. From Identity and Necessity. Form, Function, and Feel. Epiphenomenal Qualia. Can We Solve the MindBody Problem? Physicalism and the Cognitive Role of Acquaintance. II: Mental CausationIntroduction. From The Passions of the Soul. From The Search after Truth. A New System of the Nature and the Communication of Substances. From Critique of Pure Reason. From On the Hypothesis That Animals Are Automata. Mental Events. Mind Matters. Making Mind Matter More. The Myth of Nonreductive Materialism. Causation in the Philosophy of Mind. From Physicalism from a Probabilistic Point of View. III: Mental ContentIntroduction. From On the Soul, Book 3. From Meditations on First Philosophy and Replies to Objections I-IV. From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. From A Treatise of Human Nature. From Discourse on Metaphysics and Correspondence with Arnauld. From How to Make Our Ideas Clear. From The Theory of Objects. From The Problems of Philosophy. From Mind and the World Order. From The Meaning of Meaning. From Individualism and the Mental. Methodological Solipsism Considered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology. Misrepresentation. From (Nonsolipsistic) Conceptual Role Semantics. Social Content and Psychological Content. Wide Computationalism. From A Slim Book on Narrow Content. IV: Innateness and ModularityIntroduction. From The Meno. From Posterior Analytics, Book II, Chapter 19. From Replies to Objections V and Notes Directed against a Certain Program. From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. From New Essays on Human Understanding. From Phrenology. From The Language of Thought. The Psychogenesis of Knowledge and Its Epistemological Significance. On Cognitive Structures and Their Development: A Reply to Piaget. What Is Innate and Why: Comments on the Debate. From Rules and Representations. From Modularity of Mind. Against Modularity. The Modularity of Thought and the Epidemiology of Representations. Dissociation and Modularity: Reflections on Language and Mind. V: Associationism and ConnectionismIntroduction. From Leviathan. From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. From A System of Logic. From The Principles of Psychology. The Appeal of Parallel Distributed Processing. Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture: A Critical Analysis. The Constituent Structure of Connectionist Mental States: A Reply to Fodor and Pylyshyn. Connectionism and the Problem of Systematicity: Why Smolenskys Solution Doesnt Work. What Is the D in PDP? A Survey of the Concept of Distribution. Connectionism, Eliminativism, and the Future of Folk Psychology. Index.

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physiCs
quantum Computing Without magiC DeviCes
zDzislaW megliCki, who holds doctorate in electronic engineering and physics, is Senior Technical Advisor to the Office of Vice President for Information Technology at Indiana University.

444 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3995-8 / ` 425.00 This text offers an introduction to quantum computing, with special emphasis on basic quantum physics, experiments, and quantum devices. It explains the requisite quantum physics in some depth, and then explains the devices themselves. Quantum Computing without Magic covers the essential probability calculus; the qubit, its physics, manipulation and measurement, and how it can be implemented using superconducting electronics; quaternions and density operator formalism; unitary formalism and its application to Berry phase manipulation; the biqubit, the mysteries of entanglement, nonlocality, separability, biqubit classification, and the Schroedingers Cat paradox; the controlled-NOT gate, its applications and implementations; and classical analogs of a quantum devices and quantum processes. Quantum Computing without Magic can be used as a complementary text for physics and electronic engineering students studying quantum computing and basic quantum mechanics, or as an introduction and guide for electronic engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, or scholars in these fields who are interested in quantum computing. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 Quantum Computing without Magic gives a refreshing and down-to-earth approach to quantum information as well as quantum devices, which will have a fundamental impact on the technology of the twenty-first century. raymonD laflamme, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information and Director Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo Contents: Preface. Series Foreword. Preface. Bits and Registers. The Qubit. Quaternions. The Unitary Formalism. The Biqubit. The Controlled not Gate. Yes, It Can Be Done with Cogwheels. A: Quaternions and Pauli Matrices. B: Biqubit Probability Matrices. C: Tensor Products of Pauli Matrices. References. Index.

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innovators Way, the essential practices for successful innovation
peter J. Denning is Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Computer Science Department, and Director of the Cebrowski Institute for Information Innovation and Superiority at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. roBert Dunham, founder, Institute for Generative Leadership and the consulting company Enterprise Performance. Foreword by JOHN SEELY BROWN 460 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4487-7 / ` 595.00

Innovation is the ruling buzzword in business today. In this book, innovation experts Peter J. Denning and Robert Dunham inform us how the chances of an innovative ideas becoming successful can be increased. Defining innovation as not simply an invention, but a policy and process that is to be managed, they explain that it is a personal skill that can be learnt, developed through practice, and extended into organizations. It is also the art of getting people to adopt change. The authors identify and describe eight personal practices that all successful innovators perform: sensing, envisioning, offering, adopting, sustaining, executing, leading, and embodying. Together, these practices can boost a fledgling innovator to success. Weakness in any of these practices, they show, blocks innovation. The authors Denning and Dunham describe innovation at scales ranging from the private (a family organization of chores and allowances) to the planetary (the invention and adoption of the World Wide Web). They provide a detailed account of the eight practices and how to accomplish them; and they chart the path to innovation mastery, from individual practices to teams and social networks. Truly innovative thinking about innovative thinkingbut its the authenticity of the authors experience that makes this book uniquely valuable and valuably unique. miChael sChrage Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School Center for Digital Business Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. i foundations of innovationInvention Is Not Enough. Generative Innovators in Action. Frames of Mind. Observing. ii the eightPractices. Practice One: Sensing. Practice Two: Envisioning. Practice Three: Offering. Practice Four: Adopting. Practice Five: Sustaining. Practice Six: Executing. Practice Seven: Leading. Practice Eight: Embodying. iii Journey to masteryBuilding a Culture of Innovation. Mastering the Mess. Social Networking and Innovation. Dispositions of the Masters. Epilogue: Stradivarius Street. Appendix 1 Eight Practices Summary Chart. Appendix 2 Eight Practices Assessment Tool. Appendix 3 Levels of Performance at Innovation. Appendix 4 Somatic Exercises. About the Authors. Index.

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psyChology
genetiCs of Cognitive neurosCienCe, the
Edited by: terry e. golDBerg is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Neurocognitive Research at the Zucker Hillside Hospitals Psychiatry Research Division and the Litwin Zucker Alzheimers Research Center at the Long Island Medical Center in Manhasset, New York. Daniel r. WeinBerger is Chief of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch and Director of Genes, Cognition, and Psychosis Program at the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. 312 pp. / 17.8 23.5 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-4299-6 / ` 295.00 The Genetics of Cognitive Neuroscience aims to give the reader a working understanding of the influence of specific genetics variants on cognition, affective regulation, personality, and central nervous system disorders. It has been known that the aspects of behavior runs in families; studies shows that characteristics related to cognition, temperament, and all major psychiatric disorders are heritable. The book offers a primer on understanding the genetic mechanisms of such inherited traits. The chapters emphasize fundamental issues regarding the design of experiments, the use of bioinformatics tools, the integration of data from different levels of analysis and the validity of finding, arguing that association between genes and cognitive processes must be replicable and placed in a neurobiological context for validation. Contents: Preface. Introduction. i. methodologies for genetic association studies of Cognition Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics: An Outline for Neuropsychological GeneticsLucas Kempf and Daniel R. Weinberger. Statistical Methods in Neuropsychiatric GeneticsKristin K. Nicodemus and Fengyu Zhang. Animal Models of Genetic Effects on CognitionFrancesco Papaleo, Daniel R. Weinberger, and Jingshan Chen. ii genetic approaches to individual Differences in Cognition and affective regulationThe Genetics of Intelligence Danielle Posthuma Eco J.C. de Geus, and Ian J- Deary. Candidate Genes Associated with Attention and Cognitive Control John Fossella, Jin Fan, and Michael I. Posner. Genetics of Corticolimbic Function and Emotional ReactivityAhmad R. Hariri, Erika E. Forbes, and Kristin L. Bigos. Genes Associated with Individual Differences in Cognitive Aging Terry E. Goldberg and Venkata S. Mattay. iii genetic studies of Cognition and treatment response in neuropsychiatric DiseaseGenetics of Dyslexia: Cognitive Analysis, Candidate Genes, Comorbidities, and Etiologic Interactions Bruce F. Pennington, Lauren M. McGrath, and Shelley D. Smith. Cognitive Intermediate Phenotypes in Schizophrenia Genetics Gary Donohoe, Terry E. Goldberg, and Aiden Corvin. The Genetic Basis for the Cognitive Deterioration of Alzheimers Disease John M. Ringman and Jeffrey L. Cummings. Pharmacogenetic Approaches to Neurocognition in Schizophrenia Katherine E. Burdick and Anil K. Malhotra. Contributors. Index. PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012

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history of moDern experimental psyChology, a from James and Wundt to Cognitive science
george manDler is distinguished Professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and visiting Professor at the University College, London. 312 pp. / 13.9 21.6 cm / IsBN-978-81-203-3237-9 / ` 275.00 This concise text discusses the history of modern psychology from the late nineteenth century to the end of twentieth century. Among other topics, the book also examines the emergence of a new branch called cognitive psychology.

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The book attempts to place recent history of psychology in the context of the general social and political culture in which it occurs. The text presents the material mainly as an organizational account of psychological processes. The book traces the evolution of experimental and theoretical psychology. Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Modern Mind: Its History and Current Use. Aristotle to Alexander Bain: Prolegomena of Modern Psychology. The Social Context for the New Psychology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. The Birth of Modern Psychology: Wilhelm Wundt and William James. The Discovery of the Unconscious: Imageless Thought. The Early Twentieth Century: Consolidation in Europe and Behaviorism in America. The Interwar Years: Psychology Matures and Theories Abound. The Destruction of Psychology in Germany, 1933 to 1945. The Success of Gestalt Theory and Its Translation to the United States. A New Age of Psychology at the End of World War II. Two Case Histories from the New Psychology. Old Problems and New Directions at the End of the Century. The Clouded Crystal Ball: Psychology Today and Tomorrow. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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psyChology
minD introduction to Cognitive science, 2nd ed.
paul thagarD, Professor of Philosophy, Director of Cognitive Science Program, University of Waterloo.

280 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / IsBN-81-203-3003-X / ` 150.00 This is an accessible introduction to study of cognitive science for undergraduate students. Cognitive Science is defined as the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics and anthropology. The author Paul Thagard explains the fundamental theories of cognitive science, describing systematically and evaluating the main theories of mental representation that have been advocated by cognitive scientists. The text includes logic, rules, concepts, analogies, images and connections (artificial neural networks), making it suitable even for students who come together for its study from different fields ranging from computer science and engineering to psychology and philosophy. The second edition is the revised version with new material added to it. Part I has been updated to include the recent work in the field of theoretical approaches and in Part II new chapters are added on brain, emotion and consciousness. A list of related websites at the end of each chapter and glossary at the end of the book are a few more value added additions to the book. The flavour of the first edition is of course maintained with each chapter still concluding with a brief summary, discussion questions, notes, and suggestions for further reading. This little gem of a book has three major virtues. First, it is easy to read and easy to understand. Second, it clearly states the central thesis of cognitive science and precisely lays out the explanatory patterns underlying various theories of cognition. Third, the book is unique in its presentation of the material, arranging it along various types of knowledge representations such as rules, concepts, and images. ashok goel, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology The second edition of mind represents a significant advance for an already excellent book. My enthusiasm for continuing to use Thagards accessible and consistently informative volume for Berkeleys large Introduction to Cognitive Science course has been fully refreshed, as the updates in the new edition have made it a superb text for undergraduates. MicHael raNNey, Graduate School of Education, Department of Psychology, and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. part i: approaChes to Cognitive sCienCeRepresentation and Computation. Logic. Rules. Concepts. Analogies. Images. Conections. Review and Evaluation. part ii: extensions to Cognitive sCienCeBrains. Emotions. Consciousness. Bodies, the World, and Dynamic Systems. Societies. The Future of Cognitive Science. Glossary. References. Index.

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psyChology pythagoras to present
John C. malone, Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

572 pp. / 15.3 22.9 cm / isBn-978-81-203-4121-0 / ` 450.00 Certain ideas have thoughtful thinkers since ancient times. In this book, the author examines these ideas in the writings of thinkers from olden times to the present day. He argues for their importance not just as precursors of modern views but as ideas that are frequently better than the current ones. The text offers breadth and depth, an engaging style and thorough scholarship, demonstrating the relevance of the great psychological thinkers. John Malone has written a splendid book! A lively, readable and vigorous defense of history. It covers a wide sweep from the early Greeks through Roman and Christian philosophy and the Enlightenment to modern developments such as cognitivism and behaviorism. It is both informative and critical, full of apercus that clobber their targets with force and grace. I hope that Malones book may do for psychology what Bertrand Russells historical opus did for philosophy. Read it. J.e.r. staDDon PHI Learning / MIT Press Titles CaTaLogue 2012 This lucid book takes a fresh look at the individuals and ideas that comprise the history of psychology. Referring to the original theoretical and empirical sources, Malone questions many standard interpretations and received ideas, and provides enlightening ones of his own. hoWarD raChlin Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments. History, Psychology, and Science. Science and Psychology in Ancidnet Greece. Statics and Dynamics in Ancient Greece. From Aristotle to the Enlightment: Pagan Psychologies Give Way to Christianity. The Enlightenment. British Empricism and Kant: What Is Reality?. Scottish and English Practical Psychology. Darwin and Evolutionary Thinking. NineteenthCentury Science and Psychologys Rise. Biological Psychology: A Brief History. The New Psychology: Wundt, Wrzburg, and Mller. Early-Twentieth-Century Psychology: Titchener and Freud. Pragmatism, Functionalism, Peirce, and James. Twentieth-Century Applied Psychology and Early Behaviorism. Gestalt psychology and Kurt Lewin. Science, Application, and Theory: Pavlov, Guthrie, and Hull. Radical Behaviorism and Cognitive Science: Contrasting Psychologies of the Twentieth-Century? References. Notes. Index.

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