Posted: 07 Apr 2009 05:05 PM PDT
Solving optimization problems in complex systems often requires the implementation of advanced mathematical techniques. Quadratic programming (QP) is one technique that allows for the optimization of a quadratic function in several variables in the presence of linear constraints. QP problems arise in fields as diverse as electrical engineering, agricultural planning, and optics. Given its broad applicability, a comprehensive understanding of quadratic programming is a valuable resource in nearly every scientific field.
Optimal Quadratic Programming Algorithms presents recently developed algorithms for solving large QP problems. The presentation focuses on algorithms which are, in a sense optimal, i.e., they can solve important classes of problems at a cost proportional to the number of unknowns. For each algorithm presented, the book details its classical predecessor, describes its drawbacks, introduces modifications that improve its performance, and demonstrates these improvements through numerical experiments.
This self-contained monograph can serve as an introductory text on quadratic programming for graduate students and researchers. Additionally, since the solution of many nonlinear problems can be reduced to the solution of a sequence of QP problems, it can also be used as a convenient introduction to nonlinear programming. The reader is required to have a basic knowledge of calculus in several variables and linear algebra.
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 05:04 PM PDT
The database industry is a multi-billion, world-wide, all-encompassing part of the software world. Quantifiers in Action: Generalized Quantification in Query, Logical and Natural Languages introduces a query language called GQs—Generalized Quantification in Query. Most query languages are simply versions of First Order Logic (FOL). GQs are an extension of the idea of quantifier in FOL. GQs are a perfect example of a practical theory within databases.
This book provides a brief background in logic and introduces the concept of GQs, and then develops a query language based on GQs. Using Query Language with Generalized Quantifiers, the reader explores the efficient implementation of the concept, always a primary consideration in databases. This professional book also includes several extensions for use with documents employing question and answer techniques.
Designed for practitioners and researchers within the database management field; also suitable for advanced-level students in computer science.
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 05:03 PM PDT
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 05:01 PM PDT
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a new Microsoft technology for allowing software to communicate. Superseding earlier technologies, such as COM/DCOM, .NET Remoting, ASP.NET Web Services, and the Web Services Enhancements for .NET, WCF provides a single solution that is designed to always be the best way to exchange data among software entities.
It also provides the infrastructure for developing the next generation of Web services, with support for the WS-* family of specifications, and a new serialization system for enhanced performance. For information technology professionals, WCF supplies an impressive array of administration tools that enterprises and software vendors can use to reduce the cost of ownership of their solutions without writing a single line of code. Most important, WCF finally delivers on the long-postponed promise of model-driven software development with the new software factory approach, by which one can iteratively design solutions in a modeling language and generate executables from lower-level class libraries.
Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed is designed to be the best resource for software developers and architects working with WCF. The book guides readers toward a conceptual understanding of all the facilities of WCF and provides step-by-step guides to applying the technology to practical problems.
Posted: 07 Apr 2009 04:59 PM PDT
How to get started using Microsoft Access even if you've never used it before. This guide will get you up and running FAST. Learn the basics of tables, forms, sub forms and queries. Whether you want to learn for business or as a home user you will find something of interest here.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 06:52 PM PDT
Covering a wide range of topics, from advanced masking to chart creation, Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics reveals a whole new level of power, creativity, and efficiency with Illustrator. Instructor Mordy Golding explores how to work with Live Paint groups, get the most out of the Live Trace feature, and take advantage of Illustrator's wide range of effects. He also discusses advanced transformation techniques, powerful 3D functionality, and important color concepts. Exercise files accompany the course.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 04:54 PM PDT
There is even coverage of professional-level tools, technical diagnostic software, and studio management, and an in-depth look at two popular photographic workflow products, Apple's Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. Each chapter focuses on a specific type of software, detailing every individual product available including technical specifications, suitability for various scenarios, and full contact information to help you locate the product and get support from the developer. Chapters are organized so that you can choose the software type you are interested in and quickly and easily find the information you need. This complete guide combines coverage of over 300 digital photography software products into one convenient handbook to help you become mor efficient, creative, and satisfied with your photographic output.
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Posted: 06 Apr 2009 04:53 PM PDT
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Posted: 06 Apr 2009 04:52 PM PDT
Twitter Tools To Enhance Your Business - Discover Free Twitter Tools That Will Help Boost Your Website’s Traffic & Sales Dramatically.
Many companies are using Twitter in innovative ways. Dell has sold over $500K in products via twitter. Zappos is forging stronger relationships with its customers on Twitter. It has over 100 of its employees actively using twitter including its president. Comcast, HR Block, Southwest Air and other progressive companies are using Twitter to improve customer service. Mzinga has had`press conferences online via twitter. The list of smart companies on Twitter goes on and on.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates.
How can you use Twitter for business? In this book, you’ll discover free Twitter tools you can use to help you to not only boost your websites’ traffic but also your income. It covers what these tools are, but also how you can make use of these tools to gain an edge over your competitors.
Twitter is one of the prominent social networking sites that allows you to connect with people around the world with similar interests and/or To Enhance Your Business - dramatically faster then other social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, etc.
Similar to other social networking sites, you can sign up as a member of Twitter for free (and you can do so in less than 30 seconds as there are only 3 fields you need to enter in the sign-up page - your username, password and email address) and you can start using Twitter instantly.
This book covers ways to use Twitter to Share Ideas, Show Repect, Engage Customers, Build your brand and Provide Customer Service.
Learn How To
* Get more people to follow you on Twitter - increasing your followers creates momentum
* Have fun and let your personality shine because you are really conneting with people - not trying to slam “traffic” into “conversions”
* Accelerate your presence on ALL your social networking sites and reap the benefits of more visitors.
* Create a real business online by using these 100 Success Secrets.
* Meet, connect with, and share ideas with other smart Tweeters. Follow and be followed and watch how these superstars take their business to the next level.
* Use Twitter to start making money ON PURPOSE instead of by accident. This book will not only help you sharpen your business path - it will demand that you use the power of your laser focus to get results.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 04:52 PM PDT
This textbook focuses on the members of the digital value chain for eBusiness and eCommerce and dedicates a separate chapter to each of them: eProducts and eServices, eProcurement, eMarketing, eContracting, eDistribution, ePayment, as well as eCustomer relationship management.
In addition to business models and business webs, digital procurement and marketing processes such as electronic negotiation processes, security questions with digital signatures, as well as electronic supplier relationship management and customer relationship management are also addressed. The topics are described using explicit procedures and descriptive examples of their application. A case study describing the gradual creation of an electronic webshop for DVDs is developed over the course of the book.
The book is intended for students of economics at universities and technical colleges; it is also suitable for executives, project leaders, and company experts who deal with the digital value chain.
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