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Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions

B.M. Mohan, S.K. Kar
November 22, 2017

Optimal control deals with the problem of finding a control law for a given system such that a certain optimality criterion is achieved. An optimal control is a set of differential equations describing the paths of the control variables that minimize the cost functional. This book, Continuous Time...

The CIO’s Guide to Risk

Jessica Keyes
November 16, 2017

In an age of globalization, widely distributed systems, and rapidly advancing technological change, IT professionals and their managers must understand that risk is ever present. The key to project success is to identify risk and subsequently deal with it. The CIO’s Guide to Risk addresses the many...

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

Steven James Landry
November 15, 2017

One of the primary applications of human factors engineering is in the aviation domain, and the importance of human factors has never been greater as U.S. and European authorities seek to modernize the air transportation system through the introduction of advanced automation. This handbook provides...

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences

Andrei D. Polyanin, Alexei I. Chernoutsan
November 13, 2017

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special...

Green Engineering: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design

Riadh Habash
November 08, 2017

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its...

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems, Third Edition

Phillip A. Laplante
October 31, 2017

Solid requirements engineering has increasingly been recognized as the key to improved, on-time, and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects. This textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and practical aspects of discovering, analyzing, modeling, validating,...

PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

Brian Williamson
October 26, 2017

The PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide attempts to address all your questions and concerns by providing two of the most sought-after study aids: memory maps and practice questions. The systematic use of memory maps helps aid in the efficient recall of information and can boost confidence...

Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing

A.Yavuz Oruc
October 26, 2017

Investigators, their home institutions, and funding agencies play significant roles in the development and outcomes of scientific projects. Submitting a proposal to a funding agency is only one dimension of a multivariable and complex funding process, and understanding this is a good first step...

Cognitive Systems Engineering: The Future for a Changing World

Philip J. Smith, Robert R. Hoffman
October 24, 2017

This volume provides an exceptional perspective on the nature, evolution, contributions and future of the field of Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). It is a resource to support both the teaching and practice of CSE. It accomplishes this through its organization into two complementary approaches...

Systems Science: Methodological Approaches

Yi Lin, Xiaojun Duan, Chengli Zhao, Li Da Xu
October 23, 2017

By making use of the principles of systems science, the scientific community can explain many complicated matters of the world and shed new light on unsettled problems. Each real science has its own particular methodology for not only qualitative but also quantitative analyses, so it is important...

Software Patterns, Knowledge Maps, and Domain Analysis

Mohamed E. Fayad, Huascar A. Sanchez, Srikanth G.K. Hegde, Anshu Basia, Ashka Vakil
October 12, 2017

Software design patterns are known to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of software systems while reducing development time and cost. However, the use of these design patterns has also been known to introduce problems that can significantly reduce the stability, robustness, and reusability...

Information Technology and Organizational Learning: Managing Behavioral Change in the Digital Age

Arthur M. Langer
October 11, 2017

Focusing on the critical role IT plays in organizational development, the book shows how to employ action learning to improve the competitiveness of an organization. Defining the current IT problem from an operational and strategic perspective, it presents a collection of case studies that...