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Understanding Public Opinion Polls

Jelke Bethlehem
September 06, 2017

Polls are conducted every day all around the world for almost everything (especially during elections). But not every poll is a good one. A lot depends on the type of questions asked, how they are asked and whether the sample used is truly representative. And these are not the only aspects of a...

Differential Equations for Engineers: The Essentials

David V. Kalbaugh
September 01, 2017

This book surveys the broad landscape of differential equations, including elements of partial differential equations (PDEs), and concisely presents the topics of most use to engineers. It introduces each topic with a motivating application drawn from electrical, mechanical, and aerospace...

MATLAB® Essentials: A First Course for Engineers and Scientists

William Bober
September 01, 2017

All disciplines of science and engineering use numerical methods for complex problem analysis, due to the highly mathematical nature of the field. Analytical methods alone are unable to solve many complex problems engineering students and professionals confront. Introduction to MATLAB® Programming...

Financial Literacy Education: Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs

Jay Liebowitz
September 01, 2017

Today's graduates should be grounded in the basics of personal finance and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their own financial well-being. Faced with an array of complex financial services and sophisticated products, many graduates...

Lineability: The Search for Linearity in Mathematics

Richard M. Aron, Luis Bernal-Gonzalez, Daniel M. Pellegrino, Juan B. Seoane Sepulveda
September 01, 2017

Renewed interest in vector spaces and linear algebras has spurred the search for large algebraic structures composed of mathematical objects with special properties. Bringing together research that was otherwise scattered throughout the literature, Lineability: The Search for Linearity in...

Equity-Linked Life Insurance: Partial Hedging Methods

Alexander Melnikov, Amir Nosrati
August 30, 2017

This book focuses on the application of the partial hedging approach from modern math finance to equity-linked life insurance contracts. It provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to quantifying financial and insurance risks. The book also explains how to price innovative financial and...

Beyond First Order Model Theory

Jose Iovino
August 30, 2017

Model theory is one of the central branches of mathematical logic. The field has evolved rapidly in the last few decades. This book is an introduction to current trends in model theory, and contains a collection of articles authored by top researchers in the field. It is intended as a reference for...

Combinatorics, Second Edition

Nicholas Loehr
August 30, 2017

Combinatorics, Second Edition is a well-rounded, general introduction to the subjects of enumerative, bijective, and algebraic combinatorics. The textbook emphasizes bijective proofs, which provide elegant solutions to counting problems by setting up one-to-one correspondences between two sets of...

Tubular String Characterization in High Temperature High Pressure Oil and Gas Wells

Jiuping Xu, Zezhong Wu
August 30, 2017

High temperature, high oil pressure, oil and gas well completion testing have always been a technical challenge and basic theoretical research is one of the key factors needed to ensure a successful completion test. The completion test basic theory includes: a stress analysis of the completion...

Introduction to Linear Programming with MATLAB

Shashi Kant Mishra, Bhagwat Ram
August 30, 2017

This book is based on the lecture notes of the author delivered to the students at the Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, India.  It covers simplex, revised simplex, two-phase method, duality, dual simplex, complementary slackness, transportation and assignment problems with good...

Stochastic Process Optimization using Aspen Plus®

Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernández, Fernando Israel Gómez-Castro
August 28, 2017

Stochastic Process Optimization using Aspen® Plus Bookshop Category: Chemical Engineering Optimization can be simply defined as "choosing the best alternative among a set of feasible options". In all the engineering areas, optimization has a wide range of applications, due to the high number of...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Modeling and Simulation

Raymond J. Madachy, Daniel Houston
August 25, 2017

This practical book presents fundamental concepts and issues in computer modeling and simulation (M&S) in a simple and practical way for engineers, scientists, and managers who wish to apply simulation successfully to their real-world problems. It offers a concise approach to the coverage of...