The authors provide a very sharp theoretical study of numerical methods used to solve partial diferential equations of elliptic and parabolic type. Every numerical scheme is thoroughly dissected. As a whole, everything fits together in a harmonious way.

The book is efficiently organized and each chapter concludes with a very informative...

What do Einstein's theory of relativity, string theory, and lots of other mind-bending—and space-bending—revelations of modern physics have in common? None of them could have been discovered until scientists and mathematicians recognized an uncomfortable truth—that there was a reason the world's greatest mathematical minds had...

Th e Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, Second Edition, contains over 500 articles exploring the ways of life of peoples of the world. Arranged in fi ve volumes by geographic regions—Africa, Americas, Asia & Oceania (two volumes), and Europe—the volumes of this encyclopedia parallel the organization of its...

Geometric algebra (GA) is a powerful new mathematical system for computational geometry. Although its origins can be traced back to Hermann Grassmann (1844), its development as a language for space–time geometry with applications to all of physics did not begin until 1966. Suddenly, in the year 2000 it was recognized that a specialized...

Many people find it hard to get on top of their workload. They constantly bounce from one task to another and struggle to prioritize, which can have a serious impact on productivity.

Organise Yourself helps readers develop effective organizational skills and dramatically improve the way they work. It...

Writing comprehensive design documents, accurately estimating tasks and schedules, setting up a comprehensive QA planthese are all important aspects of the game development process that are often underplanned. Game company executive Erik Bethke provides a guidebook...

The importance of path-integral methods in theoretical physics can hardly be disputed. Their applications in most branches of modern physics have proved to be extremely fruitful not only for solving already existing problems but also as a guide for the formulation and development of essentially new ideas and approaches in the description of...

The Antenna Builder’s Bible – Updated and Better Than Ever!

Design and construct your own antennas with step-by-step instructions and plans. Joseph J. Carr’s Practical Antenna Handbook, Fourth Edition, is an update of the most popular book on antennas ever written. This empowering guide blends theoretical concepts that...

"Usually quantum fuzziness appears only in ultratiny arenas, on a scale smaller than a golf ball to the degree that the golf ball is smaller than Texas. But nowadays, in labs around the world, scientists are plotting to release quantum weirdness from its subatomic prison. Before too long, quantum news won't be just for the science section...

Graphical models (e.g., Bayesian and constraint networks, influence diagrams, and Markov decision processes) have become a central paradigm for knowledge representation and reasoning in both artificial intelligence and computer science in general. These models are used to perform many reasoning tasks, such as scheduling, planning and...

Build your house in 3D, do some remodeling, and share it in Google Earth

Developed with architects and other design gurus in mind, Google SketchUp is the fast, easy way to build 3D models of anything you want — buildings, furniture, or...

The tendency towards more mobility and flexibility favors wireless networks for future broadband services, especially in local area and residential networks. Two major challenges in developing such high data-rate wireless networks are the channel distortion caused by multipath propagation and the limitations on bandwidth usage. In this book,...