This book provides a comprehensive yet short description of the basic concepts of Complex Network theory. In contrast to other books the authors present these concepts through real case studies. The application topics span from Foodwebs, to the Internet, the World Wide Web and the Social Networks, passing through the International Trade Web...

This text unifies the concepts of information, codes and cryptography as first studied by Shannon in his seminal papers on communication and secrecy systems. The first five chapters cover the fundamental ideas of information theory, compact encoding of messages and the theory of error-correcting codes. After a discussion of mathematical...

Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine has become a classic text in the field of free radical and antioxidant research. Now in its fifth edition, the book has been comprehensively rewritten and updated whilst maintaining the clarity of its predecessors. Two new chapters discuss 'in vivo' and 'dietary' antioxidants, the first...

This book illuminates the basic concepts of quantum chemistry, and emphasizes atomic structure but not molecular applications. The author starts with a survey of the basic ideas and problems of wave/particle duality, the nature of wave function, and its statistical interpretation. He then discusses some important applications of Schrodinger's...

The book is at its best when it is distinguishing between the various versions of the Everett interpretation, and would certainly be useful to anyone who whishes to pursue Everett's approach. Barrett wisely separates out what can be reasonably ascribed to Everett, and what work remains to turn Everetts writings into a complete interpretation....

While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic...

Ideal for graduate and senior undergraduate level courses in computer arithmetic and advanced digital design, Computer Arithmetic: Algorithms and Hardware Designs provides a balanced, comprehensive treatment of computer arithmetic, covering topics in arithmetic unit design and circuit implementation that complement the architectural...

This book is an introductory text to the physics of Bose-Einstein condensation. This phenomenon, first predicted by Einstein in 1925 has been realized experimentally in 1995 in a remarkable series of experiments whose importance has been recognized by the award of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics. The condensate is actually a new state of...

"The book contains much insight." --B. Hazeltine, Computing Reviews

"Unusual in that the research it brings together spans the perspectives of cognitive psychology, the sociology of work and technology, work-oriented systems design, computer-supported cooperative work, and human-computer interaction. Although most of...

"The best logic of our time is to be found in computer science departments....Computer scientists (many of whom are former logicians) are developing the logic that really matters, the one that really meets the challenges of today's demands for automated reasoning. This book is a prime example of such triumph of useful logic." --The...

Game-theoretic reasoning pervades economic theory and is used widely in other social and behavioral sciences. An Introduction to Game Theory, by Martin J. Osborne, presents the main principles of game theory and shows how they can be used to understand economic, social, political, and biological phenomena. The book introduces in an...

This topic-based picture dictionary introduces vocabulary by means of a short, lively narrative or story and large illustrations. Oxford Picture Power Dictionary provides 1500 words through stories and pictures, stories by Stella Maidment, Illustrated by Belinda Evans. This topic-based picture dictionary introduces vocabulary by means of a...