The Control Handbook, Second Edition (three volume set)

Author: William S. Levine

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420073672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3526

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At publication, The Control Handbook immediately became the definitive resource that engineers working with modern control systems required. Among its many accolades, that first edition was cited by the AAP as the Best Engineering Handbook of 1996. Now, 15 years later, William Levine has once again compiled the most comprehensive and authoritative resource on control engineering. He has fully reorganized the text to reflect the technical advances achieved since the last edition and has expanded its contents to include the multidisciplinary perspective that is making control engineering a critical component in so many fields. Now expanded from one to three volumes, The Control Handbook, Second Edition brilliantly organizes cutting-edge contributions from more than 200 leading experts representing every corner of the globe. They cover everything from basic closed-loop systems to multi-agent adaptive systems and from the control of electric motors to the control of complex networks. Progressively organized, the three volume set includes: Control System Fundamentals Control System Applications Control System Advanced Methods Any practicing engineer, student, or researcher working in fields as diverse as electronics, aeronautics, or biomedicine will find this handbook to be a time-saving resource filled with invaluable formulas, models, methods, and innovative thinking. In fact, any physicist, biologist, mathematician, or researcher in any number of fields developing or improving products and systems will find the answers and ideas they need. As with the first edition, the new edition not only stands as a record of accomplishment in control engineering but provides researchers with the means to make further advances.
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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, 3 Volume Set

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470649194

Category: Medical

Page: 650

View: 7294

Continuing its superiority in the health care risk management field, this sixth edition of The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations is written by the key practitioners and consultant in the field. It contains more practical chapters and health care examples and additional material on methods and techniques of risk reduction and management. It also revises the structure of the previous edition, and focuses on operational and organizational structure rather than risk areas and functions. The three volumes are written using a practical and user-friendly approach.
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Handbook of Cell Signaling, Three-Volume Set

Author: Ralph A. Bradshaw,Edward A. Dennis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080533574

Category: Science

Page: 2576

View: 547

The Handbook of Cell Signaling is a comprehensive work covering all aspects of intracellular signal processing, including extra/intracellular membrane receptors, signal transduction, gene expression/translation, and cellular/organotypic signal responses. The subject matter has been divided into five main parts (each of which is headed by a recognized expert in the field): * Initiation: Extracellular and Membrane Events * Transmission: Effectors and Cytosolic Events * Nuclear Responses: Gene Expression and Translation * Events in Intracellular Compartments * Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions Covered in extensive detail, these areas will appeal to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience interested in the structure, biochemistry, molecular biology and pathology of cellular effectors. Tabular and well-illustrated, the Handbook will serve as an in-depth reference for this complex and evolving field. Tabular and well illustrated, the Handbook will serve as an in-depth reference for this complex and evolving field! * Contains approximately 470 articles * Provides well-organized sections on each essential area in signaling * Includes discussion on everything from ligand/receptor interactions to organ/organism responses * Extremely user-friendly
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Ullmann's Food and Feed, 3 Volume Set

Author: Wiley-VCH

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527695508

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1576

View: 9811

A compilation of 58 carefully selected, topical articles from the Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, this three-volume handbook provides a wealth of information on economically important basic foodstuffs, raw materials, additives, and processed foods, including a section on animal feed. It brings together the chemical and physical characteristics, production processes and production figures, main uses, toxicology and safety information in one single resource. More than 40 % of the content has been added or updated since publication of the 7th edition of the Encyclopedia in 2011 and is available here in print for the first time. The result is a "best of Ullmann's", bringing the vast knowledge to the desks of professionals in the food and feed industries.
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Handbook of Chemical and Biological Plant Analytical Methods, 3 Volume Set

Author: Shilin Chen,Andrew Marston,Hermann Stuppner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118874986

Category: Medical

Page: 1176

View: 3460

Plants and plant-derived compounds and drugs are becoming more and more popular with increasing numbers of scientists researching plant analysis. The quality control of herbal drugs is also becoming essential to avoid severe health problems, and in the future many more new drugs will be developed from plant sources. This three-volume Handbook, featuring 47 detailed review articles, is unique as it deals with chemical and biological methodologies for plant analysis. It presents the most important and most accurate methods which are available for plant analysis. This comprehensive work is divided into six sections as follows: Sample preparation and identification – discussing plant selection and collection, followed by extraction and sample preparation methodologies. Extraction and sample preparation methodologies Instrumentation for chemical analysis - several instrumentations for chemical plant analysis are presented with an emphasis on hyphenated techniques, e.g. the coupling between HPLC and mass spectroscometry, and HPLC with NMR. Strategies for selective classes of compounds – coverage of the most interesting classes of compounds such as polysaccharides, saponins, cardiotonic glycosides, alkaloids, terpenoids, lipids, volatile compounds and polyphenols ( flavonoids, xanthones, coumarins, naphthoquinones, anthraquinones, proanthocyanidins, etc.). Biological Analysis - includes phenotyping, DNA barcoding techniques, transcriptome analysis , microarray, metabolomics and proteomics. Drugs from Plants – covers the screening of plant extracts and strategies for the quick discovery of novel bioactive natural products. Safety assessment of herbal drugs is highly dependent on outstanding chromatographic and spectroscopic methods which are also featured here. This Handbook introduces to scientists involved in plant studies the current knowledge of methodologies in various fields of chemically- and biochemically-related topics in plant research. The content from this Handbook will publish online within the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry via Wiley Online Library: http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/eac Benefit from the introductory offer, valid until 30 November 2014! Introductory price: £425.00 / $695.00 / €550.00 List price thereafter: £495.00 / $795.00 / €640.00
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Financial Products 2012

Taxation, Regulation, and Design

Author: Andrea S. Kramer

Publisher: Cch Incorporated

ISBN: 9780808028420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1152

View: 3288

A three-volume set, the book provides a road map to work one¿s way through the tax and regulatory maze for financial products. It details the policies, rules, and interpretations that govern the federal regulation and taxation of securities, derivatives, commodities, options, and hybrid products. It provides reliable answers to questions about financial markets and products and will help in planning transactions and in defending challenged tax positions.
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Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry

Author: Louis F. Burke

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1937518256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 8040

Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry addresses in detail how arbitration arises, the types of disputes that are covered and the main forum for hearing the disputes – The National Futures Association (“NFA”). The book also covers reparation proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”). Of significant importance, Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry addresses the 2 year statute of limitations for claims arising under the CEA. Alternate Dispute Resolution in the Futures Industry is intended for Lawyers, Accountants, Traders, institutions, other professionals and potential users of the NFA arbitration and CFTC reparation forums both domestically and in any country where customers use US based brokers.
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Hormonal Regulation of Development I

Molecular Aspects of Plant Hormones

Author: J. MacMillan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642677045

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 5460

This is the first of the set of three volumes in the Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology, New Series, that will cover the area of the hormonal regulation of plant growth and development. The overall plan for the set assumes that this area of plant physiology is sufficiently mature for a review of current knowledge to be organized in terms of unifying principles and processes. Reviews in the past have generally treated each class of hormone individually, but this set of volumes is subdivided according to the properties common to all classes. Such an organization permits the examination of the hypothesis that differing classes of hormones, acting according to common principles, are determinants of processes and phases in plant development. Also in keeping with this theme, a plant hormone is defined as a compound with the properties held in common by the native members of the recognized classes of hormone. Current knowledge of the hormonal regulation of plant development is grouped so that the three volumes consider advancing levels of organizational complexity, viz: molecular and subcellular; cells, tissues, organs, and the plant as an organized whole; and the plant in relation to its environment. The present volume treats the molecular and subcellular aspects of hormones and the processes they regulate. Although it deals with chemically distinct classes of hormone, this volume stresses properties and modes of studying them, that are common to all classes.
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Structured Products Volume 1

Exotic Options; Interest Rates and Currency (The Das Swaps and Financial Derivatives Library)

Author: Satyajit Das

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 3806

The Das Swaps & Financial Derivatives Library - Third Edition Revised is the successor to Swaps & Financial Derivatives, which was first published in 1989 (as Swap Financing).
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Noncondensed Aromatic Derivatives

Author: Vassil St Georgiev

Publisher: S. Karger AG (Switzerland)

ISBN: 9783805539623

Category: Aromatic compounds

Page: 586

View: 1435

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Dalhuisen on Transnational Comparative, Commercial, Financial and Trade Law Volume 3

Financial Products, Financial Services and Financial Regulation

Author: Jan H Dalhuisen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509907513

Category: Law

Page: 936

View: 9635

This is the sixth edition of the leading work on transnational and comparative commercial and financial law, covering a wide range of complex topics in the modern law of international commerce, finance and trade. As a guide for students and practitioners it has proven to be unrivaled. The work is divided into three volumes, each of which can be used independently or as part of the complete work. Volume 3 deals with financial products and financial services, with the structure and operation of modern commercial and investment banks, and with financial risk, stability and regulation, including the fall-out from the 2008 financial crisis and regulatory responses in the US and Europe. All three volumes may be purchased separately or as part of a single set.
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Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives Handbook

Analysis and Valuation

Author: Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781576603345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

View: 6737

Praise for Fixed-Income Securities and Derivatives Handbook Second Edition "I have been looking for books for my clients and obtained a copy of your book. I think it is the best book about fixed-income securities out there. The book is extremely well written and is the best resource I have found so far." —Patrick Y. Shim, Financial Advisor, CG Investment Group, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC The Second Edition of the Fixed-Income Securities and Derivatives Handbook is a fully updated and expanded post-crash edition of Moorad Choudhry's bestselling guide. In this latest edition, he explains the new regulatory twists, the evolving derivatives market, as well as a new set of instruments and opportunities in the bond market. Thoroughly updated and revised, this Second Edition includes new material on important topics such as: A practical demonstration of cubic spline methodology, useful in constructing yield curves The latest developments in the credit derivative market An accessible analysis of credit default swap pricing principles A description of inflation-indexed derivatives A more detailed look at the basic principles of securitization and an updated chapter on collateralized debt obligations A new chapter on credit analysis and the different metrics used to measure bond-relative value Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Moorad Choudhry's new book offers the ideal mix of practical tips and academic theory.
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Congressional Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Derivatives for Decision Makers

Strategic Management Issues

Author: George Crawford,Bidyut Sen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471129943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 9651

"A brilliantly conceived and lucidly written exposition of the mostimportant topic on the frontier of modern finance. This book takesthe mystery out of derivatives. Bravo!"--John H. Langbein,Professor, Yale Law School "Derivatives for Decision Makers is a first in explainingderivatives to those who need to understand them. It explains whatderivatives are, how they can be used as risk management tools, andwhat managers and decision makers need to know about the subject.Not only is the technical substance superb, but the form isaccessible to all decision makers."--Afsaneh MashayekhiBeschloss, Director, The World Bank Group "Derivatives for Decision Makers is an excellent resource forboth users and providers of derivative products, regardless of thereader's level of sophistication. The recent highly publicizedderivatives problems are objectively reviewed by the authors whocontribute important and sensible recommendations to avoid similarsituations in the future."--Dipak K. Rastogi, Executive VicePresident and former Head of Global Derivatives, Citibank, N.A. "Derivatives can play a critical role in achieving corporatefinancing and investment strategies. Whether you are a novice or aseasoned practitioner, Crawford and Sen present a superb roadmapwith well-chosen, real-world illustrations. Their vivid insightsmake this book a 'must-read' for corporate and pension fundmanagers."--Sandra S. Wijnberg, Vice President & AssistantTreasurer, PepsiCo, Inc. "Crawford and Sen have done a fine job of making derivativescomprehensible for managers who need to understand the basicfeatures and uses of these instruments. This coverage, togetherwith the book's unique emphasis on senior management's fiduciaryobligations to the firm's shareholders, sets this book apart fromother attempts to make derivatives accessible to senior management.This book is an important read."--John F. Marshall, ExecutiveDirector, International Association of Financial Engineers andProfessor of Financial Engineering, Polytechnic University Derivatives are the power tools that enable users to analyzecomponents of risk and return inherent in an investment or abusiness. The popularity of derivative use in the marketplace hassurged in recent years, spurring financial innovation and betterrisk management. Yet this popular instrument is double-edged:derivatives are as risky as they are beneficial. In light ofrecent, highly publicized disasters--the Orange Countybankruptcy and the Barings fiasco--it is imperative thatbusiness and finance professionals have a current and basicknowledge of this complicated and venturesome field. If you are a shareholder, director, or other decision maker in acompany utilizing derivatives, it is important that you know how tomaximize the benefits of derivatives and minimize the damage thatthey can cause. Now, two leading financial experts provide thesolid principles you need to understand and properly use derivativeproducts and structured financing. Starting upwards from the groundfloor, this straightforward, no-nonsense resource is replete withtables, graphs, and common examples and common sense, offeringinvaluable information on: The three major types of derivatives-options, futures, andswaps Leverage--what it is, why it is so important, how it isused to increase returns, and how it multiplies risk Hedging a stock portfolio and hedging industry risk withsynthetic futures Business risks--core and secondary risks; which businessrisks to hedge with derivatives Investment strategies using derivatives Derivative risks--market, credit, legal, and systemic Fiduciary duties--the duties of loyalty and care,exceptions, the prudent investor rule, business judgment, rule anddisclosure requirements Delegating management functions--selecting, instructing,and monitoring experts Whether you're a manager, director, attorney, accountant,corporate executive, or corporate shareholder, this comprehensivebook will prove to be an invaluable guide on utilizing and handlingderivatives wisely, resourcefully, and successfully.
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Financial Planning Answer Book

Author: Jeffrey H Rattiner, CPA, CFP,Jeffrey H. Rattiner

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9780808090793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 6653

A three-volume set, the book provides a road map to work ones way through the tax and regulatory maze for financial products. It details the policies, rules, and interpretations that govern the federal regulation and taxation of securities, derivatives, commodities, options, and hybrid products. It provides reliable answers to questions about financial markets and products and will help in planning transactions and in defending challenged tax positions.
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