The book presents ten revised full papers as well as abstracts of the remaining workshop papers. All relevant current issues in computational methods for SNP and haplotype analysis and their applications to disease associations are addressed.
Providing a thorough and extensive theoretical framework, TheBiostatistics of Aging: From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index ofAging-Relatedness addresses the surprisinglysubtlenotion—with consequential biomedical and public healthrelevance—of what it means for acondition to be related toaging. In this pursuit, the book presents a new quantitativemethodto examine the relative contributions of genetic andenvironmental factors to mortality anddisease incidence in apopulation.
With input from evolutionary biology, population genetics,demography, and epidemiology, this medically motivated bookdescribes an index of aging-relatedness and also features:Original results on the asymptotic behavior of the minimum oftime-to-event random variables, which extends those of theclassical statistical theory of extreme valuesA comprehensive and satisfactory explanation based onbiological principles of the Gompertz pattern of mortality in humanpopulationsThe development of an evolution-based model of causationrelevant to mortality and aging-related diseases of complexetiologyAn explanation of how and why the description of humanmortality by the Gompertz distribution can be improved upon fromfirst principlesThe amply illustrated analysis of real-world data, including aprogram for conducting the analysis written in the freely availableR statistical softwareTechnical appendices including mathematical material as well asan extensive and multidisciplinary bibliography on aging andaging-related diseases
The Biostatistics of Aging: From Gompertzian Mortality to anIndex of Aging-Relatedness is an excellent resource forpractitioners and researchers with an interest in aging andaging-related diseases from the fields of medicine, biology,gerontology, biostatistics, epidemiology, demography, and publichealth.
Exploring the growing relevance of wavelets in the field ofmathematics, Wavelet Theory: An Elementary Approach withApplications provides an introduction to the topic, detailing thefundamental concepts and presenting its major impacts in the worldbeyond academia. Drawing on concepts from calculus and linearalgebra, this book helps readers sharpen their mathematical proofwriting and reading skills through interesting, real-worldapplications.
The book begins with a brief introduction to the fundamentals ofcomplex numbers and the space of square-integrable functions. Next,Fourier series and the Fourier transform are presented as tools forunderstanding wavelet analysis and the study of wavelets in thetransform domain. Subsequent chapters provide a comprehensivetreatment of various types of wavelets and their related concepts,such as Haar spaces, multiresolution analysis, Daubechies wavelets,and biorthogonal wavelets. In addition, the authors include twochapters that carefully detail the transition from wavelet theoryto the discrete wavelet transformations. To illustrate therelevance of wavelet theory in the digital age, the book includestwo in-depth sections on current applications: the FBI WaveletScalar Quantization Standard and image segmentation.
In order to facilitate mastery of the content, the book featuresmore than 400 exercises that range from theoretical tocomputational in nature and are structured in a multi-part formatin order to assist readers with the correct proof or solution.These problems provide an opportunity for readers to furtherinvestigate various applications of wavelets. All problems arecompatible with software packages and computer labs that areavailable on the book's related Web site, allowing readers toperform various imaging/audio tasks, explore computer wavelettransformations and their inverses, and visualize the applicationsdiscussed throughout the book.
Requiring only a prerequisite knowledge of linear algebra andcalculus, Wavelet Theory is an excellent book for courses inmathematics, engineering, and physics at the upper-undergraduatelevel. It is also a valuable resource for mathematicians,engineers, and scientists who wish to learn about wavelet theory onan elementary level.
Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba is the first book that demonstrates how to use modern computational analysis techniques including methods for “big data” analysis. This book presents how to quantify both the environment in which LeT operate, and the actions it took over a 20-year period, and represent it as a relational database table. This table is then mined using sophisticated data mining algorithms in order to gain detailed, mathematical, computational and statistical insights into LeT and its operations. This book also provides a detailed history of Lashkar-e-Taiba based on extensive analysis conducted by using open source information and public statements. Each chapter includes a case study, as well as a slide describing the key results which are available on the authors’ web sites.
Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba is designed for a professional market composed of government or military workers, researchers and computer scientists working in the web intelligence field. Advanced-level students in computer science will also find this valuable as a reference book.
Avoiding the tendency of current textbooks to focus either on the basic electrical circuit analysis theory (DC and low frequency AC frequency range), on RF circuit analysis theory, or on noise analysis, the authors combine these subjects into the one volume to provide a comprehensive set of the main techniques for the analysis of electric circuits in these areas.
Taking the subject from a modelling angle, this text brings together the most common and traditional circuit analysis techniques (e.g. phasor analysis) with system and signal theory (e.g. the concept of system and transfer function), so students can apply the theory for analysis, as well as modelling of noise, in a broad range of electronic circuits.
A highly student-focused text, each chapter contains exercises, worked examples and end of chapter problems, with an additional glossary and bibliography for reference. A balance between concepts and applications is maintained throughout.
Luis Moura is a Lecturer in Electronics at the University of Algarve. Izzat Darwazeh is Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications at University College, London, previously at UMIST.An innovative approach fully integrates the topics of electrical and RF circuits, and noise analysis, with circuit modelling Highly student-focused, the text includes exercises and worked examples throughout, along with end of chapter problems to put theory into practice
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Structural Analysis: Principles, Methods and Modelling outlines the fundamentals involved in analyzing engineering structures, and effectively presents the derivations used for analytical and numerical formulations. This text explains practical and relevant concepts, and lays down the foundation for a solid mathematical background that incorporates MATLAB® (no prior knowledge of MATLAB is necessary), and includes numerous worked examples.
Effectively Analyze Engineering Structures
Divided into four parts, the text focuses on the analysis of statically determinate structures. It evaluates basic concepts and procedures, examines the classical methods for the analysis of statically indeterminate structures, and explores the stiffness method of analysis that reinforces most computer applications and commercially available structural analysis software. In addition, it covers advanced topics that include the finite element method, structural stability, and problems involving material nonlinearity.
MATLAB® files for selected worked examples are available from the book’s website. Resources available from CRC Press for lecturers adopting the book include:
A solutions manual for all the problems posed in the book Nearly 2000 PowerPoint presentations suitable for use in lectures for each chapter in the book Revision videos of selected lectures with added narration Figure slides
Structural Analysis: Principles, Methods and Modelling exposes civil and structural engineering undergraduates to the essentials of structural analysis, and serves as a resource for students and practicing professionals in solving a range of engineering problems.