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Systems Evaluation: Methods, Models, and Applications

Sifeng Liu, Naiming Xie, Chaoqing Yuan, Zhigeng Fang
June 14, 2017

A book in the Systems Evaluation, Prediction, and Decision-Making Series, Systems Evaluation: Methods, Models, and Applications covers the evolutionary course of systems evaluation methods, clearly and concisely. Outlining a wide range of methods and models, it begins by examining the method of...

The Role of the Chemist in Automotive Design

H. K. Phlegm
June 14, 2017

From the development of polymers that make cars lighter to fuels that make them run cleaner, the chemist’s role in the automotive industry has evolved to be one that is more outside the laboratory than in it. Drawing on the author’s 20 years of experience in vehicle design and laboratory experience...

The Executive MBA for Engineers and Scientists

James J. Farley
June 14, 2017

All too often, a simple lack of understanding of fundamental business concepts is enough to prevent capable scientists and engineers from receiving otherwise deserved promotions. These days, technical merit and hard work alone no longer guarantee upward mobility. For scientists and engineers with...

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 98th Edition

John Rumble
June 13, 2017

The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 98th Edition is an update of a classic reference. The 98th Edition contains several new features including, but not limited to – a major update to the table of isotopes, the first major compilation of high quality data of protein-ligand binding...

Cognitive Systems Engineering: An Integrative Living Laboratory Framework

Michael D. McNeese, Peter Kent Forster
June 07, 2017

This book provides a framework for integrating complex systems that are problem-centric, human-centered, and provides an interdisciplinary, multi-methodological purview of multiple perspectives surrounding the human factors/human actors within living ecosystems. This book will provide useful...

Innovative Solutions: What Designers Need to Know for Today's Emerging Markets

Apala Lahiri Chavan, Girish V. Prabhu
June 07, 2017

Expanding into emerging markets brings with it a specific set of challenges for designing products and services. Not only do cultural differences play a role in what, how, and why customers behave the way they do, but existing technologies, distribution channels, and the wants and needs of...

Rough Multiple Objective Decision Making

Jiuping Xu, Zhimiao Tao
May 31, 2017

Under intense scrutiny for the last few decades, Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM) has been useful for dealing with the multiple-criteria decisions and planning problems associated with many important applications in fields including management science, engineering design, and...

Work Design: A Systematic Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Sharon C. Bommer
May 23, 2017

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a...

Stable Analysis Patterns for Systems

Mohamed Fayad
May 22, 2017

Software analysis patterns play an important role in reducing the overall cost and compressing the time of software project lifecycles. However, building reusable and stable software analysis patterns is still considered a major and delicate challenge. This book proposes a novel concept for...

Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems

Magdi S. Mahmoud
May 22, 2017

Based on the many approaches available for dealing with large-scale systems (LSS), Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems supplies a rigorous framework for studying the analysis, stability, and control problems of LSS. Providing an overall assessment of LSS theories...

Instrumentation Design Studies

Ernest Doebelin
May 22, 2017

Integrating physical modeling, mathematical analysis, and computer simulation, Instrumentation Design Studies explores a wide variety of specific and practical instrumentation design situations. The author uses MATLAB® and SIMULINK® for dynamic system simulation, Minitab® for statistical...

Safer Complex Industrial Environments: A Human Factors Approach

Erik Hollnagel
May 22, 2017

While a quick response can save you in a time of crisis, avoiding a crisis remains the best defense. When dealing with complex industrial systems, it has become increasingly obvious that preparedness requires a sophisticated understanding of human factors as they relate to the functional...