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Engineering Design Via Surrogate Modelling

RRP $258.99

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Surrogate models expedite the search for promising designs by standing in for expensive design evaluations or simulations. They provide a global model of some metric of a design (such as weight, aerodynamic drag, cost, etc.), which can then be optimized efficiently. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is a self-contained guide to surrogate models and their use in engineering design. The fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate are presented in a manner accessible to novices in the field. Figures are used liberally to explain the key concepts and clearly show the differences between the various techniques, as well as to emphasize the intuitive nature of the conceptual and mathematical reasoning behind them. <p> More advanced and recent concepts are each presented in stand-alone chapters, allowing the reader to concentrate on material pertinent to their current design problem, and concepts are clearly demonstrated using simple design problems. This collection of advanced concepts (visualization, constraint handling, coping with noisy data, gradient-enhanced modelling, multi-fidelity analysis and multiple objectives) represents an invaluable reference manual for engineers and researchers active in the area. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is complemented by a suite of Matlab codes, allowing the reader to apply all the techniques presented to their own design problems. By applying statistical modelling to engineering design, this book bridges the wide gap between the engineering and statistics communities. It will appeal to postgraduates and researchers across the academic engineering design community as well as practising design engineers. <p> <ul> <li>Provides an inclusive and practical guide to using surrogates in engineering design. <li>Presents the fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate model. <li>Guides the reader through the practical implementation of a surrogate-based design process using a set of case studies from real engineering design challenges. </ul> <p> <b>Accompanied by a companion website featuring Matlab software at</b> <b><u><a href=""></a></u></b>

Earth Designs

RRP $121.99

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"Remarkable. Our little boy is only 3 weeks old really focusing on these nature and science based images at such an early age. Brilliant idea!" Owen, Bristol, UK

#1 BEST SELLER series on Amazon, developed by a Psychologist, an Astronaut Training Designer and a Humanoid Robotics Engineer, this book is a part of incredible and innovative series, EARTH DESIGNS series - black and white for a NEWBORN, BABY and FAMILY, is based on the current scientific findings on newborns and BABIES' visual perception and brain development.

This book is the second in the series. It contains 12 OUTLINED IMAGES TO BE COLOURED IN BY MUM, DAD OR FAMILY MEMBER TO BECOME HIGH CONTAST BLACK AND WHITE beautiful pictures inspired by the underwater world. We know less about our oceans than we know about Space.

Pictures are designed to help a newborn baby
- Improve concentration through stimulating and captivating images.
- Stimulate further learning and discovery.
- Create new pathways in the brain through learning to trace visual patterns.
- Acquire early life skills essential for successful learning and interaction.

Pictures within this book are accompanied by over 30 fascinating facts for the whole family to enjoy!

Through this EARTH DESIGN series (note, this is Underwater World book only, see other books in the series), your baby will be exposed to a wide range of sciences: mathematics, geometry, biology, astronomy together with history, architecture, cutting-edge engineering and other aspects of our mysterious and fascinating Universe.

These books are designed for the adult and the baby to enjoy together. There are two levels of information presented, facts for the parent and the image for the baby and the parent, to make the most from the time spent together.

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Digital Design

RRP $257.99

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In today's digital design environment, engineers must achieve quick turn-around time with ready accesses to circuit synthesis and simulation applications. This type of productivity relies on the principles and practices of computer aided design (CAD). Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles addresses the many challenging issues critical to today's digital design practices such as hazards and logic minimization, finite-state-machine synthesis, cycles and races, and testability theories while providing hands-on experience using one of the industry's most popular design application, Xilinx Web PACK.

The authors begin by discussing conventional and unconventional number systems, binary coding theories, and arithmetic as well as logic functions and Boolean algebra. Building upon classic theories of digital systems, the book illustrates the importance of logic minimization using the Karnaugh map technique. It continues by discussing implementation options and examining the pros and cons of each method in addition to an assessment of tradeoffs that often accompany design practices. The book also covers testability, emphasizing that a good digital design must be easy to verify and test with the lowest cost possible. Throughout the text, the authors analyze combinational and sequential logic elements and illustrate the designs of these components in structural, hierarchical, and behavior VHDL descriptions.

Coveringfundamentals and best practices, Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles provides you with critical knowledge of how each digital component ties together to form a system and develops the skills you need to design and simulate these digital components using modern CAD software.

World War Ii On The Web

RRP $231.99

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Fueled by recent films and TV series such as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers and popular books by Stephen Ambrose and Tom Brokaw, interest in World War II has soared. As a result of this surge of attention, the number of websites on World War II has exploded. Many are excellent sources of information, but how can they be found among the massive number of sites? Search engines can't tell the good from the bad, making the process of uncovering quality World War II sites a frustrating and time-consuming process of sifting through hundreds of thousands of hits.

But now, web users overwhelmed by this colossal task have a place to turn.

World War II on the Web gives history buffs all the tools they need to zero in on the most useful sites.

The authors-experts in web research-have examined and evaluated thousands of websites. In this new book, they have included only the most well constructed, informative, attractively designed sites on World War II. This book/CD-ROM is modeled on SR Books' bestselling Civil War on the Web, another indispensable guide to exceptional websites.

World War II on the Web includes:
ï Detailed reviews of the top 100+ sites
ï A one- to five-star rating of each site's content, aesthetics, and navigation
ï A list of approximately 150 additional recommended sites including URLs and brief descriptions
ï Free CD-ROM (IBM and MAC compatible) with hotlinks to all sites in the book-the top 100+ sites as well as the 150 additional recommended sites. Users can simply click on the link to be taken to the site they've chosen.

The first part of the book highlights the best 100+ sites and is divided into sections on the following topics: general sites on the war; political and military leaders; European/Atlantic/Mediterranean Theater of Operations; Pacific Theatre of Operations; the soldiers' stories; the homefront; women and African Americans; the Holocaust and war crimes; and unit histories. The second part of World War II on the Web o

Snowflake Designs Stained Glass Coloring Book

RRP $13.99

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Enjoy the delicate beauty of snowflakes all year round with this stained glass colouring book. Printed on special translucent paper, the full-page black-and-white illustrations feature 16 different designs, revealing nature's remarkable diversity. Hold the coloured pages up to the light, and they'll glitter like real snowflakes on a windowpane.


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