The academic literature commonly examines issues relating to bank behavior, market structure, or bank regulation by abstracting from interrelationships among these factors. From a policy perspective, however, these elements of the industrial organization of banking are inextricably linked. The goal of this book is to provide a complete overview,...

This book's organizing principle is the interplay between groups and rings, where “rings” includes the ideas of modules. It contains basic definitions, complete and clear theorems (the first with brief sketches of proofs), and gives attention to the topics of algebraic geometry, computers, homology, and...

This book sets out to explain the development of modern electronic systems and devices from the viewpoint of the semiconductor materials (germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide and many others) which made them possible. It covers the scientific understanding of these materials and its intimate relationship with their technology and many applications....

At the start of the twenty-first century, international aspects of economics remain as important and controversial as ever. In the last decade alone, major currency and Financial crises have rocked industrializing countries from East Asia to Latin America; countries in Europe have given up their national currencies in favor of a common currency,...

One of the most enticing aspects of mathematics, we have found, is the interplay of
ideas from seemingly disparate disciplines of the subject. Linear algebra provides
a beautiful illustration of this, in that it is by nature both algebraic and geometric.
...

Linearity plays a critical role in the study of elementary differential equations; linear differential equations, especially systems thereof, demonstrate a fundamental application of linear algebra. In Differential Equations with Linear Algebra, we explore this interplay between linear algebra and differential equations and examine...

Algebraic geometry has found fascinating applications to coding theory
and cryptography in the last few decades. This book aims to provide the
necessary theoretical background for reading the contemporary literature on
these applications. An aspect that we emphasize, as it is very useful for
the applications, is the interplay between...

We all eat foods every day and in Western societies we are confronted with a
vast array of different types of foods with different prices, offering different sensory
experiences and of varying composition in terms of nutritional components.
Although the proportion of income spent on food has declined, food nevertheless
remains...

"Problems in Real Analysis: Advanced Calculus on the Real Axis" features a comprehensive collection of challenging problems in mathematical analysis that aim to promote creative, non-standard techniques for solving problems. This self-contained text offers a host of new mathematical tools and strategies which develop a connection...

The first comprehensive book on software test and analysis

You can't “test quality into” a software product, but neither can you build a quality software product without test and analysis. Software test and analysis is increasingly recognized, in research and in industrial practice, as a core challenge in...

Monitoring and Intervention for the Critically Ill Small Animal: The Rule of 20 offers guidance for assessing the patient, interpreting diagnostic test results, and selecting appropriate monitoring procedures.

Based on Rebecca Kirby’s time-tested Rule of 20, with a chapter devoted to each item on the...

Few technical lerms have gained such rapid notoriety as the appela
tion "NP-complete." In the short lime since its introduction in the early
1970's, this term has come to symbolize the abyss of inherent intractability
that algorithm designers increasingly face as they seek to solve larger and
more complex problems. A...