Based on the comprehensive two-semester text by the same authors, this version of Economics "boils down" the formal economic theories and concepts into their essential parts, emphasizing domestic and international applications and policy issues. Fundamentals of Economics is a concise but thorough survey of economics for instructors...

The twentieth century witnessed the birth of revolutionary ideas in the phys-
ical sciences. These ideas began to shake the traditional view of the universe
dating back to the days of Newton, even to the days of Galileo. Albert Ein-
stein is usually identified as the creator of the relativity theory, a theory that
is used to model the...

An unusually accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory.

Features a clear, accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory. Its lean and focused approach employs numerous examples and problems. Carefully discusses subtle or difficult points. Contains numerous, relevant problems...

A distributed system is driven by separate components that are executed in parallel, and protocols for such systems form a major aspect of system design in todays world of wireless and mobile networking. Process algebras are languages for the description of elementary parallel systems and are used to study the behavioural properties of distributed...

Statistical methods are a key part of of data science, yet very few data scientists have any formal statistics training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. This practical guide explains how to apply various statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their...

MPEG-4 (with a formal ISO/IEC designation ISO/IEC 14496) standardization was initiated in 1994 to address the requirements of the rapidly converging telecommunication, computer, and TV/film industries. MPEG-4 had a mandate to standardize algorithms for audiovisual coding in multimedia applications, digital television, interactive graphics, and...

Despite the importance of applications of process algebras for the success of the field, [related publications] concentrate strongly on the theoretical achievements. This shortcoming is compensated for in a splendid way by this book, which brings together the state of the art in research on applications of process algebras. —From the...

As a young instructor, I enjoyed teaching but I didn’t appreciate how difficult it is to
communicate mathematics effectively. Early in my teaching career, I was confronted with
a student rebellion when my efforts to explain epsilon-delta proofs were not greeted with
the enthusiasm I...

Parallel complexity theory, the study of resource-bounded parallel computation,
is surely one of the fastest-growing areas of theoretical Computer Science. In the
light of this, it would be foolish to attempt an encyclopedic coverage of the field.
However, it is the belief of the author that its foundations are becoming increas
ingly...

Targeted at managers (from the top of organizations down through technical leads), McConnell's book provides a blueprint for a successfully managed project; the postulated development effort involves "3 to 25 team members and schedules of 3 to 18 months." At 288 pages, the book could be thinner, but it's easy enough...

While previously available methodologies for software – like those published in the early days of object technology – claimed to be appropriate for every conceivable project, situational method engineering (SME) acknowledges that most projects typically have individual characteristics and situations. Thus, finding the most...