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Introduction to Survey Quality
Paul P. Biemer, Lars E. Lyberg
 WileyInterscience
 27 Mai 2003
 9780471458722
Peruse the history of survey research and the essential conceptsfor data quality. With an emphasis on total survey error, theauthors review principles and concepts in the field and examineimportant unresolved issues in survey methods. Spanning a range oftopics dealing with the quality of data collected through thesurvey process, they focus on such key issues as:
* Major sources of survey error, examining the origins of eacherror source most successful methods for reducing errors from thosesources
* Methods most often used in practice for evaluating the effectsof the source on total survey error
* Implications of improving survey quality for organizationalmanagement and costs 
The essentials of pointset topology, complete with motivation and numerous examples Topology: PointSet and Geometric presents an introduction to topology that begins with the axiomatic definition of a topology on a set, rather than starting with metric spaces or the topology of subsets of Rn. This approach includes many more examples, allowing students to develop more sophisticated intuition and enabling them to learn how to write precise proofs in a brandnew context, which is an invaluable experience for math majors. Along with the standard pointset topology topicsconnected and pathconnected spaces, compact spaces, separation axioms, and metric spacesTopology covers the construction of spaces from other spaces, including products and quotient spaces. This innovative text culminates with topics from geometric and algebraic topology (the Classification Theorem for Surfaces and the fundamental group), which provide instructors with the opportunity to choose which "capstone" best suits his or her students. Topology: PointSet and Geometric features: A short introduction in each chapter designed to motivate the ideas and place them into an appropriate context Sections with exercise sets ranging in difficulty from easy to fairly challenging Exercises that are very creative in their approaches and work well in a classroom setting A supplemental Web site that contains complete and colorful illustrations of certain objects, several learning modules illustrating complicated topics, and animations of particularly complex proofs

A Weak Convergence Approach to the Theory of Large Deviations
Paul Dupuis, Richard S. Ellis
 WileyInterscience
 9 Septembre 2011
 9781118165898
Applies the welldeveloped tools of the theory of weak convergenceof probability measures to large deviation analysisa consistentnew approach
The theory of large deviations, one of the most dynamic topics inprobability today, studies rare events in stochastic systems. Thenonlinear nature of the theory contributes both to its richness anddifficulty. This innovative text demonstrates how to employ thewellestablished linear techniques of weak convergence theory toprove large deviation results. Beginning with a stepbystepdevelopment of the approach, the book skillfully guides readersthrough models of increasing complexity covering a wide variety ofrandom variablelevel and processlevel problems. Representationformulas for large deviationtype expectations are a key tool andare developed systematically for discretetime problems.
Accessible to anyone who has a knowledge of measure theory andmeasuretheoretic probability, A Weak Convergence Approach to theTheory of Large Deviations is important reading for both studentsand researchers. 
This updated Second Edition covers current stateoftheart technology and instrumentation
The Second Edition of this wellrespected publication provides updated coverage of basic nondestructive testing (NDT) principles for currently recognized NDT methods. The book provides information to help students and NDT personnel qualify for Levels I, II, and III certification in the NDT methods of their choice. It is organized in accordance with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice No. SNTTC1A (2001 Edition).
Following the author's logical organization and clear presentation, readers learn both the basic principles and applications for the latest techniques as they apply to a wide range of disciplines that employ NDT, including space shuttle engineering, digital technology, and process control systems. All chapters have been updated and expanded to reflect the development of more advanced NDT instruments and systems with improved monitors, sensors, and software analysis for instant viewing and realtime imaging.
Keeping pace with the latest developments and innovations in the field, five new chapters have been added:
* Vibration Analysis
* Laser Testing Methods
* Thermal/Infrared Testing
* Holography and Shearography
* Overview of Recommended Practice No. SNTTC1A, 2001
Each chapter covers recommended practice topics such as basic principles or theory of operation, method advantages and disadvantages, instrument description and use, brief operating and calibrating procedures, and typical examples of flaw detection and interpretation, where applicable. 
Geometrical Foundations of Asymptotic Inference
Robert E. Kass, Paul W. Vos
 WileyInterscience
 9 Septembre 2011
 9781118165973
Differential geometry provides an aesthetically appealing and oftenrevealing view of statistical inference. Beginning with anelementary treatment of oneparameter statistical models and endingwith an overview of recent developments, this is the first book toprovide an introduction to the subject that is largely accessibleto readers not already familiar with differential geometry. It alsogives a streamlined entry into the field to readers with richermathematical backgrounds. Much space is devoted to curvedexponential families, which are of interest not only because theymay be studied geometrically but also because they are analyticallyconvenient, so that results may be derived rigorously. In addition,several appendices provide useful mathematical material on basicconcepts in differential geometry. Topics covered include thefollowing:
* Basic properties of curved exponential families
* Elements of secondorder, asymptotic theory
* The FisherEfronAmari theory of information loss and recovery
* JeffreysRao informationmetric Riemannian geometry
* Curvature measures of nonlinearity
* Geometrically motivated diagnostics for exponential familyregression
* Geometrical theory of divergence functions
* A classification of and introduction to additional work in thefield 
An Introduction to Linear Programming and Game Theory
Paul R. Thie, Gerard E. Keough
 WileyInterscience
 15 Septembre 2011
 9781118165454
Praise for the Second Edition: "This is quite a welldone book: very tightly organized, betterthanaverage exposition, and numerous examples, illustrations, and applications."
Mathematical Reviews of the American Mathematical Society An Introduction to Linear Programming and Game Theory, Third Edition presents a rigorous, yet accessible, introduction to the theoretical concepts and computational techniques of linear programming and game theory. Now with more extensive modeling exercises and detailed integer programming examples, this book uniquely illustrates how mathematics can be used in realworld applications in the social, life, and managerial sciences, providing readers with the opportunity to develop and apply their analytical abilities when solving realistic problems. This Third Edition addresses various new topics and improvements in the field of mathematical programming, and it also presents two software programs, LP Assistant and the Solver addin for Microsoft Office Excel, for solving linear programming problems. LP Assistant, developed by coauthor Gerard Keough, allows readers to perform the basic steps of the algorithms provided in the book and is freely available via the book's related Web site. The use of the sensitivity analysis report and integer programming algorithm from the Solver addin for Microsoft Office Excel is introduced so readers can solve the book's linear and integer programming problems. A detailed appendix contains instructions for the use of both applications. Additional features of the Third Edition include: A discussion of sensitivity analysis for the twovariable problem, along with new examples demonstrating integer programming, nonlinear programming, and make vs. buy models Revised proofs and a discussion on the relevance and solution of the dual problem A section on developing an example in Data Envelopment Analysis An outline of the proof of John Nash's theorem on the existence of equilibrium strategy pairs for noncooperative, nonzerosum games Providing a complete mathematical development of all presented concepts and examples, Introduction to Linear Programming and Game Theory, Third Edition is an ideal text for linear programming and mathematical modeling courses at the upperundergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for professionals who use game theory in business, economics, and management science. 
Pharmacometrics is the science of interpreting and describing pharmacology in a quantitative fashion. The pharmaceutical industry is integrating pharmacometrics into its drug development program, but there is a lack of and need for experienced pharmacometricians since fewer and fewer academic programs exist to train them. Pharmacometrics: The Science of Quantitative Pharmacology lays out the science of pharmacometrics and its application to drug development, evaluation, and patient pharmacotherapy, providing a comprehensive set of tools for the training and development of pharmacometricians. Edited and written by key leaders in the field, this flagship text on pharmacometrics: Integrates theory and practice to let the reader apply principles and concepts. Provides a comprehensive set of tools for training and developing expertise in the pharmacometric field. Is unique in including computer code information with the examples. This volume is an invaluable resource for all pharmacometricians, statisticians, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students in academia, industry, and regulatory agencies.

Combating the Threat of Pandemic Influenza
Paul F. Torrence
 WileyInterscience
 28 Septembre 2007
 9780470179703
Drug discovery for influenza antivirals Priorities for combating pandemic influenza include rapid detection and identification, the quick administration of available drugs to treat the infection, the development of new antivirals, and the development of vaccines. Since leadtime may be required to produce an effective vaccine, antivirals would serve as a key first line of defense in containing an outbreak. Diverse antivirals, acting through different mechanisms, would help stay the development of resistant viruses. Thus, drug discovery for influenza antivirals is an important public healthrelated endeavor. With chapters contributed by leading international specialists, this guide gets readers up to speed on the latest advances and technologies in diverse approaches to drug discovery, covering: Existing antivirals, including broadly effective antirespiratory virus agents The development of highthroughput screening assays IFN resistance The development of nucleic acidbased antiviral drugs Antiviral RNAi strategies targeting influenza virus Other promising antiviral drug discovery strategies Combating the Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Drug Discovery Approaches consolidates the latest information on diverse approaches into one comprehensive resource. It is an invaluable, handson reference for researchers in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, drug discovery, biochemistry, virology, microbiology, and public health.

Chemistry of 1 2 3Triazines and 1 2 4Triazines, Tetrazines, and Pentazin, Volume 33
Paul F. Wiley, Hans Neunhoeffer
 WileyInterscience
 15 Septembre 2009
 9780470188552
The Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, since its inception, has been recognized as a cornerstone of heterocyclic chemistry. Each volume attempts to discuss all aspects  properties, synthesis, reactions, physiological and industrial significance  of a specific ring system. To keep the series uptodate, supplementary volumes covering the recent literature on each individual ring system have been published. Many ring systems (such as pyridines and oxazoles) are treated in distinct books, each consisting of separate volumes or parts dealing with different individual topics. With all authors are recognized authorities, the Chemistry of Heterocyclic Chemistry is considered worldwide as the indispensable resource for organic, bioorganic, and medicinal chemists.

Pyrazolones, Pyrazolidones, and Derivatives, Volume 20
Richard H. Wiley, Paul F. Wiley
 WileyInterscience
 15 Septembre 2009
 9780470188316
The Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, since its inception, has been recognized as a cornerstone of heterocyclic chemistry. Each volume attempts to discuss all aspects  properties, synthesis, reactions, physiological and industrial significance  of a specific ring system. To keep the series uptodate, supplementary volumes covering the recent literature on each individual ring system have been published. Many ring systems (such as pyridines and oxazoles) are treated in distinct books, each consisting of separate volumes or parts dealing with different individual topics. With all authors are recognized authorities, the Chemistry of Heterocyclic Chemistry is considered worldwide as the indispensable resource for organic, bioorganic, and medicinal chemists.

The 1,2,3 and 1,2,4Triazines, Tetrazines and Pentazines, Volume 10
John G. Erickson, Paul F. Wiley, V. P. Wystrach
 WileyInterscience
 15 Septembre 2009
 9780470188088
The Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, since its inception, has been recognized as a cornerstone of heterocyclic chemistry. Each volume attempts to discuss all aspects  properties, synthesis, reactions, physiological and industrial significance  of a specific ring system. To keep the series uptodate, supplementary volumes covering the recent literature on each individual ring system have been published. Many ring systems (such as pyridines and oxazoles) are treated in distinct books, each consisting of separate volumes or parts dealing with different individual topics. With all authors are recognized authorities, the Chemistry of Heterocyclic Chemistry is considered worldwide as the indispensable resource for organic, bioorganic, and medicinal chemists.

Handbook of Industrial Mixing
Edward L. Paul, Suzanne M. Kresta, Victor A. AtiemoObeng
 WileyInterscience
 17 Février 2004
 9780471451440
Handbook of Industrial Mixing will explain the difference and uses of a variety of mixers including gear mixers, top entry mixers, side entry mixers, bottom entry mixers, online mixers, and submerged mixers The Handbook discusses the tradeoffs among various mixers, concentrating on which might be considered for a particular process. Handbook of Industrial Mixing explains industrial mixers in a clear concise manner, and also:
* Contains a CDROM with video clips showing different type of mixers in action and a overview of their uses.
* Gives practical insights by the top professional in the field.
* Details applications in key industries.
* Provides the professional with information he did receive in school 
Linear Model Theory
Keith E. Muller, Paul W. Stewart
 WileyInterscience
 6 Octobre 2006
 9780470052136
A precise and accessible presentation of linear model theory, illustrated with data examples Statisticians often use linear models for data analysis and for developing new statistical methods. Most books on the subject have historically discussed univariate, multivariate, and mixed linear models separately, whereas Linear Model Theory: Univariate, Multivariate, and Mixed Models presents a unified treatment in order to make clear the distinctions among the three classes of models. Linear Model Theory: Univariate, Multivariate, and Mixed Models begins with six chapters devoted to providing brief and clear mathematical statements of models, procedures, and notation. Data examples motivate and illustrate the models. Chapters 710 address distribution theory of multivariate Gaussian variables and quadratic forms. Chapters 1119 detail methods for estimation, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. The final chapters, 2023, concentrate on choosing a sample size. Substantial sets of excercises of varying difficulty serve instructors for their classes, as well as help students to test their own knowledge. The reader needs a basic knowledge of statistics, probability, and inference, as well as a solid background in matrix theory and applied univariate linear models from a matrix perspective. Topics covered include: A review of matrix algebra for linear models The general linear univariate model The general linear multivariate model Generalizations of the multivariate linear model The linear mixed model Multivariate distribution theory Estimation in linear models Tests in Gaussian linear models Choosing a sample size in Gaussian linear models Filling the need for a text that provides the necessary theoretical foundations for applying a wide range of methods in real situations, Linear Model Theory: Univariate, Multivariate, and Mixed Models centers on linear models of interval scale responses with finite second moments. Models with complex predictors, complex responses, or both, motivate the presentation.

A compelling treatment of FTTH
Written by telecommunications pioneer Paul Green Jr., Fiber to the Home is a comprehensive examination of the technical and social implications of fiber to the home (FTTH), the technology that extends the current fiber optic backbone to optically connect it directly to homes and offices.
Fiber to the Home addresses the payoffs expected from this impending technological revolution; provides a detailed guide to the optoelectronic components and architectures of which the system is made; and includes an equally thorough guide to the mechanics of deploying the fiber paths, whether underground or elevated. Additionally, the book concludes with a recent countrybycountry survey of the legalities and the state of play in this important new trend.
Green points out how completing the "last mile" between today's fiber network backbone and customer premises will not only unleash new usage modes for consumer computers, TVs, phones, and other terminal types, but will also empower both the computer and telecommunication industries toward new levels of investment and profitability.
Aimed at a general audience, Fiber to the Home uses essentially no mathematics, and all terms are carefully explained and reinforced with a vocabulary quiz at the end of each chapter. Because of the tutorial emphasis of the explanations, the wide spectrum of readers affected by this emerging and everaccelerating revolution will gain a thorough understanding of the technical details of FTTH that will aid them in the practice of their professions. These readers include:
* Technicians, craftsmen, and engineers involved in installing fiber systems
* Telecommunication network planners
* Venture investors curious about the future of this dynamic industry sector
* Research and product engineers who need to know the detailed architecture, cost, and performance imperatives of this "postbubble" optical networking business opportunity
* Students interested in a vibrant new industry with new jobs and new R & D challenges
* Telecommunication regulators and attorneys who need a quick fix on what the technology is and what it does
* Individuals concerned with international competitiveness in an age when the country's information infrastructure is such a key ingredient for future growth
With Fiber to the Home, readers are armed with all they need to fully understand and participate in the FTTH revolution. 
Antiviral Drug Discovery for Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism Threats
Paul F. Torrence
 WileyInterscience
 5 Août 2005
 9780471716709
Antiviral Drug Discovery gives readers a cuttingedge view of how chemical concepts are being mobilized to develop novel approaches that will effectively confront emerging diseases and biowarfare. Among the many topics discussed are smallpox, the Ebola virus, influenza, SARS, arenaviruses and flaviviruses. Each chapter discusses hypothetical strategies for the discovery of relevant antiviral agents, recent findings related to biochemistry or drug discovery, and advances in the further development of established leads in the area. Timely and informative, this book clearly delineates the efforts being made to develop new and effective broadspectrum antiviral agents.