A FAREWELL TO ENTROPY: Statistical Thermodynamics Based on Information The principal message of this book is that thermodynamics and statistical mechanics will benefit from replacing the unfortunate, misleading and mysterious term entropy with a more familiar, meaningful and appropriate term such as information, missing information or uncertainty. This replacement would facilitate the interpretation of the driving... Nonparametric System Identification Presenting a thorough overview of the theoretical foundations of non-parametric system identification for nonlinear block-oriented systems, this books shows that non-parametric regression can be successfully applied to system identification, and it highlights the achievements in doing so. With emphasis on Hammerstein, Wiener systems, and their... Lightwave 3D Character Animation This book is for anyone who has ever had a character in their heart that they’ve wanted to bring to life with as much fluidity, power, and grace as can be seen in the best animated feature films. This is a book for anyone who has wanted to become an animator but hasn’t gone to Sheridan College in Toronto or CalArts in Valencia. This is...
Metal Forming: Mechanics and Metallurgy
My coauthor Robert Caddell died in 1990. I have greatly missed interacting with him.
The biggest changes from the second edition are an enlargement and reorganization
of the last third of the book, which deals with sheet metal forming. Changes have been
made to the chapters on bending, plastic anisotropy, and cup...
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