Since the publication of the first edition of Architectural Technology, in 2002, there have been significant developments in the number of courses, the profile of the discipline as well as significant changes in the Construction sector. The Second edition of Architectural Technology addresses these challenges directly. Much greater emphasis is given to the three core themes of the book – Environmental Sustainability; Innovation; and Design. An increase in the visual material included reinforces the critical role of Design, aiding students to better translate conceptual designs into built artefacts. Building upon solid teaching practice from the previous edition, Architectural Technology is now more concisely structured to take the reader through the whole life cycle of a building, emphasising sustainability and building performance. Material on digital information, building information modelling (BIM) and information communication technologies has been updated. Most chapters have been re-titled to emphasise the importance of design and make the book more accessible to a wider range of students. Chapters conclude with updated/more extensive links to further reading. Architectural Technology, 2nd Edition: Bridges the knowledge gap between design and construction Tackles the core subjects of management, technologies and design from a sustainable building angle Addresses the buildability and performance of a design from a whole life perspective Thoroughly revised and updated this undergraduate level textbook is essential for Architectural Technology courses. Students studying Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Surveying; and more general Construction courses, will find the material invaluable.
Praise for the Fourth Edition: «This book is . . . an excellent source of examples for regression analysis. It has been and still is readily readable and understandable.» —Journal of the American Statistical Association Regression analysis is a conceptually simple method for investigating relationships among variables. Carrying out a successful application of regression analysis, however, requires a balance of theoretical results, empirical rules, and subjective judgment. Regression Analysis by Example, Fifth Edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect recent advances in the field. The emphasis continues to be on exploratory data analysis rather than statistical theory. The book offers in-depth treatment of regression diagnostics, transformation, multicollinearity, logistic regression, and robust regression. The book now includes a new chapter on the detection and correction of multicollinearity, while also showcasing the use of the discussed methods on newly added data sets from the fields of engineering, medicine, and business. The Fifth Edition also explores additional topics, including: Surrogate ridge regression Fitting nonlinear models Errors in variables ANOVA for designed experiments Methods of regression analysis are clearly demonstrated, and examples containing the types of irregularities commonly encountered in the real world are provided. Each example isolates one or two techniques and features detailed discussions, the required assumptions, and the evaluated success of each technique. Additionally, methods described throughout the book can be carried out with most of the currently available statistical software packages, such as the software package R. Regression Analysis by Example, Fifth Edition is suitable for anyone with an understanding of elementary statistics.
Market Leader 3rd Edition has been completely updated to reflect the fast-changing world of business using authoritative and authentic business sources such as the Financial Times. MyEnglishLab: Online learning tool with personalised practice. Automatic gradebook and assessment. Flexible solutions to learners' needs. The 3rd Edition Course Book includes: All new reading texts from the Financial Times and other authentic sources. All new case studies with opinions on DVD-ROM from successful consultants who work in the real world of business. All new listening texts reflecting the global nature of business, with interviews that can be viewed on the DVD-ROM. New 'Working Across Cultures' spreads. New Vocabulary Trainer. The DVD-ROM includes: Video interviews with business experts. All Course Book audio. New i-Glossary.
Market Leader 3rd Edition has been completely updated to reflect the fast-changing world of business using authoritative and authentic business sources such as the Financial Times. The 3rd Edition Course Book includes: All new reading texts from the Financial Times® and other authentic sources. All new case studies with opinions on DVD-ROM from successful consultants who work in the real world of business. All new listening texts reflecting the global nature of business, with interviews that can be viewed on the DVD-ROM. New 'Working Across Cultures' spreads. New Vocabulary Trainer. The DVD-ROM includes: Video interviews with business experts. All Course Book audio. New i-Glossary.
This is the first book of a series aiming at setting the basics for energy engineering. This book presents the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer with a step-by-step approach, based on material and energy balances. While the topic of heat and mass transfer is an old subject, the way the book introduces the concepts, linking them strongly to the real world and to the present concerns, is particular. The scope of the different developments keeps in mind a practical energy engineering view.
The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English. Essential Grammar in Use Fourth edition is a self-study reference and practice book for elementary-level learners (A1-B1), used by millions of people around the world. With clear examples and easy-to-follow exercises, it is perfect for independent study, covering all the areas of grammar you will need at this level. This edition includes an eBook, for use on tablet devices and desktop and laptop computers. The eBook has the same grammar explanations and exercises found in the printed book, plus other great features such as integrated audio for all of the example sentences and an easy-to-use answer key.
In My Life as a Quant, Emanuel Derman relives his exciting journey as one of the first high-energy particle physicists to migrate to Wall Street. Page by page, Derman details his adventures in this field—analyzing the incompatible personas of traders and quants, and discussing the dissimilar nature of knowledge in physics and finance. Throughout this tale, he also reflects on the appropriate way to apply the refined methods of physics to the hurly-burly world of markets.
NCPR is a new series of textbooks designed for native English speakers to learn Chinese. It consists of seventy lessons in six volumes for three years of instruction. Basic sentence patterns and functional items are introduced in the first three volumes with thirty-eight lessons. Book Four leads to the intermediate level of the last two Volumes, NPCR has been compiled under the guidance of the new NOTCFL Syllabus and in consultation with the HSK Guideline. The objective of this series is to develop the students ability to communicate using Chinese through the study of language structure, language function, and related cultural knowledge along with the training of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Adapted from the script "The Sign of Three" by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Steve Thompson. Based on the story "The Sign of the Four" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. World famous Sherlock Holmes solves crimes that no-one else can. But even he can't solve the cases of the Shower and the Man One Day. At the weffing of his good freind, John Watson, Sherlock finfs out that one the guests, Major Sholto, is in danger. Sherlock doesn't hsve much time. Can he solve the cases anf save Sholto's life?
This fourth edition of the guide has been comprehensively overhauled, with an all-new guide to the Best of the Baltic States, a new Introduction, four new photo essays and expanded listings. The first part of the book details the history and culture of these three former Soviet states. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of the three republics. Completing the book, the Travel Tips provide full listings and all the practical information you'll need.
Passages, Second Edition, is a thoroughly revised edition of Passages, the successful two-level, multi-skills course that takes adult and young-adult learners of English from the high-intermediate to advanced level. The Interchange Third Edition/Passages Second Edition Placement and Evaluation Package contains three versions of a placement test designed to help teachers determine the level of Interchange Third Edition or Passages Second Edition best suited to their students. The Package also contains two versions of midterm and final tests for each level of Interchange and Passages, which assess students' mastery of materials introduced in both series. The package is composed of a photocopiable testing book and two Audio CDs and includes all answer keys and scripts, as well as complete guidelines on how to administer the tests.
The Teacher's Book Premium Pack consists of the Print Teacher's Book with Class audio CD, DVD, and webcode access to the Teacher's Resource Centre, Online Workbook and Presentation Kit. The Online Workbook has an automatic gradebook, the Resource Centre contains extra material, while the Presentation Kit is a digital version of the Student's Book.
Systematically presents the input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) analysis of dynamical systems, covering issues of analysis, design and robustness The interest in finite-time control has continuously grown in the last fifteen years. This book systematically presents the input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) analysis of dynamical systems, with specific reference to linear time-varying systems and hybrid systems. It discusses analysis, design and robustness issues, and includes applications to real world engineering problems. While classical FTS has an important theoretical significance, IO-FTS is a more practical concept, which is more suitable for real engineering applications, the goal of the research on this topic in the coming years. Key features: Includes applications to real world engineering problems. Input-output finite-time stability (IO-FTS) is a practical concept, useful to study the behavior of a dynamical system within a finite interval of time. Computationally tractable conditions are provided that render the technique applicable to time-invariant as well as time varying and impulsive (i.e. switching) systems. The LMIs formulation allows mixing the IO-FTS approach with existing control techniques (e. g. H∞ control, optimal control, pole placement, etc.). This book is essential reading for university researchers as well as post-graduate engineers practicing in the field of robust process control in research centers and industries. Topics dealt with in the book could also be taught at the level of advanced control courses for graduate students in the department of electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, and applied mathematics.
The Dynamics of Conflict When it was published in 2000, Bernie Mayer's The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution quickly became one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. The book bridged the gap between abstract theoretical approaches and practical handbooks and became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners, as well as for professors and students of conflict management who needed a deep yet practical view of conflict and methods for dealing with it. The Dynamics of Conflict is the second edition of Mayer's classic book. While building on the strengths of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated book keeps pace with the most current trends and research in the field and explores four key concepts: interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. Like the first edition, the focus of the new edition is on the ways we can productively think about conflict and conflict intervention, rather than on specific techniques and processes. Mayer presents ideas about conflict as a set of conceptual tools that build on one another and contribute to a multifaceted view of conflict and conflict intervention but that also stand on their own. Filled with illustrative examples, the book draws from the author's thirty years of experience with interpersonal, family, community, organizational, labor management, environmental, public policy, and international disputes and includes instances of conflicts that have been in the news. In addition, this vital resource contains information on the most important work that has been done in the past decade on culture, systems, and conflict engagement and shows how conflict concepts apply to new technologies such as online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the Web. In the concluding chapter Mayer explores how conflict intervention efforts fit into more general values about peace, democracy, and social justice, and the person...