"...there existed no book or review paper that would allow a newcomer to get a general knowledge of the state of the art. The book of Graeme Milton fills this gap, and it does the job in a splendid manner that will make it the reference book on composite materials for a long time." Mathematical Reviews
The theory of composite materials is the study of partial differential equations with rapid oscillations in their coefficients. Although extensively studied for more than a hundred years, an explosion of ideas in the past four decades has dramatically increased our understanding of the relationship among the properties of the constituent materials, the underlying microstructure of a composite, and the overall effective moduli that govern the macroscopic behavior. This renaissance has been fueled by the technological need for improving our knowledge base of composites, by the advance of the underlying mathematical theory of homogenization, by the discovery of new variational principles, by the recognition of how important the subject is to solving structural optimization problems, and by the realization of the connection with the mathematical problem of quasiconvexification. This book surveys these exciting developments at the frontier of mathematics and presents many new results.
Surveys the exciting developments at the frontier of mathematics and presents many new results.
Intelligent Autonomous Systems: Foundations and Applications
Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) are the physical embodiment of machine intelligence providing a core concept for integrating various advanced technologies with pattern recognition and learning. The basic philosophy of IAS research is to explore and understand the nature of intelligence in problems of perception, reasoning, learning and...
Defending the Digital Frontier: A Security Agenda
Praise for Defending the Digital Frontier
"The charge of securing corporate America falls upon its business leaders. This book, offered by Ernst & Young and written by Mark Doll, Sajay Rai, and Jose Granado, is not only timely, but comprehensive in outlook and broad in scope. It addresses many of the critical security...
Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
Written by a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators.
No distribution can provide a Linux kernel that meets all users' needs. Computers big and small have special...
The Art of Objects: Object-Oriented Design and Architecture
Examines the the static and dynamic practical object design patterns, using Unified Modeling Language. Topics include object creation and destruction and other object design fundamentals, persistent objects and object-related mapping, and relationship loops. Softcover. DLC: Object-oriented methods (Computer science).