Two distinguished theologians offer a comprehensive, up-to-date, ecumenical overview of Christian theology, in a reference that provides clear definitions and explanations of the meaning, origin, and history of key terms. Original.
Author: António Teixeira
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-11-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Optical Transmission represents a wide set of visions of researchers who are active in the actual research scene in Europe. An aggregate of highlights of research in transmission with a state of the art presented by the researchers who are driving it are presented. The trends on research are in this book presented by one of the widest networks of excellence put together in Europe in the field of optical networking (more than 40 Research institutions were involved). The readers will find a specialized readout of the current trends and status of transmission ranging from simulation to ultimate experimental results, from modulations to devices. A highlight of Optical Transmission is the introduction in a technical book a chapter on techno-economics, which drives the vision and field a little further. General reading could be made however is more suited for graduated users. The most important features of Optical Transmission are: wide vision on transmission related issues, state of the art and related trends and techniques; techno-economics of the field.
Author: Edward Schwartz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-01-29
Megaplasmids are extrachromosomal genetic elements in the size range of 100 kb and larger. They are found in physiologically and phylogenetically diverse groups of bacteria and archaea. By definition, megaplasmids are not essential for the viability of their hosts under all growth conditions, but paradoxically many megaplasmids carry the genetic information for the defining and characteristic traits of the organism in which they reside. Microbial Megaplasmids reviews our knowledge of the extensively studied representatives, such as the catabolic plasmids of the pseudomonads, the rhizobial Sym plasmids, the Ti plasmids of the genus Agrobacterium and the giant enterobacterial virulence plasmids. It also presents snapshots of more recently discovered megaplasmids. The contribution of megaplasmids to the biology of their hosts is described, highlighting the interactions between megaplasmid and chromosomal genes.
". . . an authentic magnum opus worth much more than its weight in gold!"-IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, from a review of the First Edition "The best book I've seen on the subject of Kalman filtering . . . Reading other books on Kalman filters and not this one could make you a very dangerous Kalman filter engineer."-Amazon.com, from a review of the First Edition In this practical introduction to Kalman filtering theory and applications, authors Grewal and Andrews draw upon their decades of experience to offer an in-depth examination of the subtleties, common problems, and limitations of estimation theory as it applies to real-world situations. They provide many illustrative examples drawn from an array of application areas including GPS-aided INS, the modeling of gyros and accelerometers, inertial navigation, and freeway traffic control. In addition, they share many hard-won lessons about, and original methods for, designing, implementing, validating, and improving Kalman filters, including techniques for: * Representing the problem in a mathematical model * Analyzing estimator performance as a function of model parameters * Implementing the mechanization equations in numerically stable algorithms * Assessing computational requirements * Testing the validity of results * Monitoring filter performance in operation As the best way to understand and master a technology is to observe it in action, Kalman Filtering: Theory and Practice Using MATLAB(r), Second Edition includes companion software in MATLAB(r), providing users with an opportunity to experience first hand the filter's workings and its limitations. This updated and revised edition of Grewal and Andrews's classic guide is an indispensable working resource for engineers and computer scientists involved in the design of aerospace and aeronautical systems, global positioning and radar tracking systems, power systems, and biomedical instrumentation. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.