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Edward W. (Jed) Frees ... 584 pages - ISBN-10: 0521135966 - ISBN-13: 978-0521135962 .... Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press; (February, 2010) - Language: English.


Statistical techniques can be used to address new situations. This is important in a rapidly evolving risk management and financial world. Analysts with a strong statistical background understand that a large data set can represent a treasure trove of information to be mined and can yield a strong competitive advantage. This book provides budding actuaries and financial analysts with a foundation in multiple regression and time series. Readers will learn about these statistical techniques using data on the demand for insurance, lottery sales, foreign exchange rates, and other applications. Although no specific knowledge of risk management or finance is presumed, the approach introduces applications in which statistical techniques can be used to analyze real data of interest. In addition to the fundamentals, this book describes several advanced statistical topics that are particularly relevant to actuarial and financial practice, including the analysis of longitudinal, two-part (frequency/severity), and fat-tailed data. Datasets with detailed descriptions, sample statistical software scripts in "R" and "SAS," and tips on writing a statistical report, including sample projects, can be found on the book's Web site: http://research.bus.wisc.edu/RegActuaries.

John Sall, Lee Creighton, Ann Lehman ... 628 pages - ISBN-10: 159994572X - ISBN-13: 978-1599945729 ... Publisher : SAS Publishing; 4th Edition (September, 2007) - Language: : English.


JMP Start Statistics: A Guide to Statistics and Data Analysis Using JMP, Fourth Edition, is a complete and orderly introduction to analyzing data using JMP statistical discovery software from SAS. A mix of software manual and statistics text, this book provides hands-on tutorials with just the right amount of conceptual and motivational material to illustrate how to use JMP's intuitive interface for data analysis. Each chapter features concept-specific tutorials, examples, brief reviews of concepts, step-by-step illustrations, and exercises. Written by John Sall, Lee Creighton, and Ann Lehman, this book is a great tool for statistics students or practitioners needing a software-related statistics review.

Mustafa Mahamid ... 304 pages - ISBN-10: 1260117995 - ISBN-13: 978-1260117998 ... Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education; (May, 2020) - Language: English.


Master the practice of designing structures with cross-laminated timber: This comprehensive guide explains the design standards, safety protocols, and codes and regulations engineers need to know to use cross-laminated timber as a structural building material. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, Cross-Laminated Timber Design: Structural Properties, Standards, and Safety introduces the material properties of CLT and goes on to cover the recommended lateral and vertical design techniques. You will get clear explanations of all relevant NDS, ASCE 7, and IBC provisions along with real-world examples and case studies. Sustainability and environmental issues are discussed in full detail.

Coverage includes: • An introduction to cross-laminated timber • Product standards for cross-laminated timber • Structural design―gravity • Structural design―lateral • Structural connections • Building envelope design with cross-laminated timber • Acoustics for CLT projects • Fire for CLT projects • Environmental aspects of CLT as a construction material • Sustainability of cross-laminated timber

Ian Acworth ... 598 pages - AmazonSIN: B07QF48WRH ... Publisher: CRC Press; (April, 2019) - Language: English.

Investigating Groundwater provides an integrated approach to the challenges associated with locating groundwater. Uniquely, the book provides a review of the wide range of techniques that can be deployed to investigate this important resource. Many of the practical examples given are based upon Australian experience but the methods have worldwide applicability. The book is published in colour and includes many original diagrams and photographs. Particular effort has been made to provide consistent terminology and SI units are used throughout the text

Investigating Groundwater starts with an introduction to the historical significance of groundwater and gives an account of climate change. A description of the occurrence of groundwater in different rock types is then provided. A detailed account of surface water techniques is then followed by an account of the interconnections between surface water and groundwater. Four chapters describing groundwater hydraulics are then followed by four chapters describing the latest geophysical techniques. Once the best location of a borehole is determined using these techniques; chapters then describe appropriate drilling methods to use; provide a wide ranging review of geophysical logging, hydrochemical and isotopic techniques, before concluding with a detailed description of groundwater flow to a well. Written for a worldwide audience of degree level geology/engineering practitioners, academics and students involved in groundwater resource investigation methods; Investigating Groundwater is essential reading for those involved in groundwater research.

Les Skinner ... AmazonSIN: B07L4P3GDJ - Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing; (November, 2018) ... 496 pages - Language: English.


Hydraulic Rig Technology and Operations delivers the full spectrum of topics critical to running a hydraulic rig. Also referred to as a snubbing unit, this single product covers all the specific specialties and knowledge needed to keep production going, from their history, to components and equipment. Also included are the practical calculations, uses, drilling examples, and technology used today. Supported by definitions, seal materials and shapes, and Q&A sections within chapters, this book gives drilling engineers the answers they need to effectively run and manage hydraulic rigs from anywhere in the world. Presents the full range of hydraulic machinery in drilling engineering, including basic theory, calculations, definitions and name conventions + Helps readers gain practical knowledge on day-to-day operations, troubleshooting, and decision-making through real-life examples + Includes Q&A quizzes that help users test their knowledge.

Alain Dassargues ... 492 pages - ISBN-10: 9781498744003 - ISBN-13: 978-1498744003 ... Publisher : CRC Press; (August, 2018) ... ASIN : 1498744001 - Language: : English.

This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat transport calculations. And, within this, the methodological and conceptual aspects for flow and contaminant transport modelling are discussed in detail. This comprehensive analysis forms the ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate students interested in groundwater resources and engineering, and indeed its analyses can apply to researchers and professionals involved in the area.

Rick Brassington ... 274 page s- AmazonSIN: B078P41VWR ... Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th Edition (March, 2017) - Language: English.

The 4th edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised in order to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to completing a hydrogeological study. Beautifully presented with full colour photos and diagrams throughout, Field Hydrogeology retains its practical pocket size for easy use in the field. This new edition includes all the recent developments in the environmental regulations, with particular focus on the use of innovative technology. New topics include geothermal energy, soakaways, marrying manual water level readings with logger records, prediction of long-term drawdown and lateral extent of impacts, and flow measurement in locations with small head gradients. With case studies and text boxes to aid comprehension, and a particular emphasis on practical application, this is an essential tool for students taking Hydrogeology and/or field course modules in Geology, Earth Sciences and Hydrogeology courses.

Jimmy Jiao, Vincent Post ... 389 pages - AmazonSIN: B07R794XVV ... Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (May, 2019) - Language: English.

Water resources are of enormous societal and ecological importance. In coastal areas, they are under ever greater pressure due to population growth, more affluent lifestyles, food production and the growing tourism industry. Changes to the coastal landscape, through urbanisation and land reclamation, and by natural processes such as climate change and sea level rise, modify the interaction between seawater and groundwater and put water resources at risk. This comprehensive volume covers both theory and practice of coastal hydrogeology. It discusses hydrochemistry; submarine groundwater discharge; groundwater management; palaeo-hydrology; land reclamation; climate change and sea level rise; and mathematical models of variable-density flow. With its up-to-date coverage and numerous case studies that illustrate practical implications, it is perfect for students, practitioners, managers and researchers who wish to develop an in-depth understanding of topics relevant to sustainably managing coastal groundwater resources.

Steven W. Cranford, Kathryn E. Schulte Grahame, Matthew J. Eckelman, Craig M. Shillaber ... 282 pages - ISBN-10: 1516588037 - ISBN-13: 978-1516588039 ... Publisher : Cognella Academic Publishing; (December, 2019) - Language: : English.

Essentials of Civil Engineering Materials provides students with a foundational guide to the types of materials used in civil engineering, as well as how these materials behave under the conditions for which they were designed and a basic understanding of the science of the materials. This critical knowledge prepares students to carefully consider and confidently select the best materials for the design, construction, and maintenance of future projects. The text begins by introducing the basic requirements of engineering materials, material properties and standards, experimental design, economic factors, and the issue of sustainability. Additional chapters explore the mechanical principles of materials, composite models and viscoelasticity, and material chemistry. Students read about various types of materials, including metals, steel, aggregates and cementitious materials, and wood. The book concludes with a chapter dedicated to the topic of sustainability. Each chapter includes closing remarks to summarize the key concepts of the chapter and problems to help students retain important learnings.

Thomas J.C. Eun ... 922 pages - ISBN-10: 3030364291 - ISBN-13: 978-3030364298 ... Publisher : Springer; (September, 2020) - Language: : English.

This handbook is an in-depth guide to the practical aspects of materials and corrosion engineering in the energy and chemical industries. The book covers materials, corrosion, welding, heat treatment, coating, test and inspection, and mechanical design and integrity. A central focus is placed on industrial requirements, including codes, standards, regulations, and specifications that practicing material and corrosion engineers and technicians face in all roles and in all areas of responsibility. The comprehensive resource provides expert guidance on general corrosion mechanisms and recommends materials for the control and prevention of corrosion damage, and offers readers industry-tested best practices, rationales, and case studies.

Ferdinand Beer, E. Johnston, John DeWolf, David Mazurek ... 896 pages - Publisher : McGraw-Hill; 8th Edition (January, 2019) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN : B07ML49YW2.

Mechanics of Materials provides a precise presentation of subjects illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives students the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, instructors and students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.

Rafat Siddique ... 386 pages - Publisher : Woodhead Publishing; (November, 2019) ... Language: : English - AmazonSIN : B081SSK8LJ.

Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications presents the latest research on various aspects of self-compacting concrete, including test methods, rheology, strength and durability properties, SCC properties at elevated temperature, SC manufacturing with the use of SCMs, recycled aggregates and industrial by-products. Written by an international group of contributors who are closely associated with the development of self-compacting concrete, the book explores the main differences between SCC and normal concrete in terms of raw materials, fresh properties and hardened properties. Other topics discussed include the structure and practical applications of fiber reinforced SCC. Researchers and experienced engineers will find this reference to be a systematic source to SCC with its accounting of the latest breakthroughs in the field and discussions of SCC constructability, structural integrity, improved flows into complex forms, and superior strength and durability. Offers a systematic and comprehensive source of information on the latest developments in SCC technology + Includes mix design procedures, tests standards, rheology, strength and durability properties + Explores the properties and practical applications of SCC.

Alvar M. Kabe, Brian H. Sako ... 972 pages - ISBN-10: 0128216158 - ISBN-13: 978-0128216156 ... Publisher : Academic Press; (July, 2020) - Language: : English.

The two-volume Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. In Volume II, d’Alembert’s Principle, Hamilton’s Principle, and Lagrange’s Equations are derived from fundamental principles. Development of large structural dynamic models and fluid/structure interaction are thoroughly covered. Responses to turbulence/gust, buffet, and static-aeroelastic loading encountered during atmospheric flight are addressed from fundamental principles to the final equations, including aeroelasticity. Volume II also includes a detailed discussion of mode survey testing, mode parameter identification, and analytical model adjustment. Analysis of time signals, including digitization, filtering, and transform computation is also covered. A comprehensive discussion of probability and statistics, including statistics of time series, small sample statistics, and the combination of responses whose statistical distributions are different, is included. Volume II concludes with an extensive chapter on continuous systems; including the classical derivations and solutions for strings, membranes, beams, and plates, as well as the derivation and closed form solutions for rotating disks and sloshing of fluids in rectangular and cylindrical tanks.

Dominick R. Pilla ... 271 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2017) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B075RGFFCS.

This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring realistic design examples. As a comprehensive guide and desk reference for practicing structural and civil engineers, and for engineering students, it draws on the author’s teaching experience at The City College of New York and his work as a design engineer and architect. It is especially useful for those taking the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying SE exam.

John W. Mitchell ... 608 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 10th Edition (March, 2020) ... Language: English - AmazonSIN: B08FF8D46H.

Through ten editions, Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics has helped students understand the physical concepts, basic principles, and analysis methods of fluid mechanics. This market-leading textbook provides a balanced, systematic approach to mastering critical concepts with the proven Fox-McDonald solution methodology. In-depth yet accessible chapters present governing equations, clearly state assumptions, and relate mathematical results to corresponding physical behavior. Emphasis is placed on the use of control volumes to support a practical, theoretically-inclusive problem-solving approach to the subject. Each comprehensive chapter includes numerous, easy-to-follow examples that illustrate good solution technique and explain challenging points. A broad range of carefully selected topics describe how to apply the governing equations to various problems, and explain physical concepts to enable students to model real-world fluid flow situations. Topics include flow measurement, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow in pipes, ducts, and open channels, fluid machinery, and more. To enhance student learning, the book incorporates numerous pedagogical features including chapter summaries and learning objectives, end-of-chapter problems, useful equations, and design and open-ended problems that encourage students to apply fluid mechanics principles to the design of devices and systems.

Danny Kopec, Christopher Pileggi, David Ungar, Shweta Shetty ... 350 pages - ISBN-10: 194453458X - ISBN-13: 978-1944534585 ... Publisher : Mercury Learning (June, 2016) - Language: : English.

This book lends insight into solving some well-known AI problems using the most efficient problem-solving methods by humans and computers. The book discusses the importance of developing critical-thinking methods and skills, and develops a consistent approach toward each problem. This book assembles in one place a set of interesting and challenging AI–type problems that students regularly encounter in computer science, mathematics, and AI courses. These problems are not new, and students from all backgrounds can benefit from the kind of deductive thinking that goes into solving them. The book is especially useful as a companion to any course in computer science or mathematics where there are interesting problems to solve.

Features: •Addresses AI and problem-solving from different perspectives •Covers classic AI problems such as Sudoku, Map Coloring, Twelve Coins, Red Donkey, Cryptarithms, Monte Carlo Methods, Rubik’s Cube, Missionaries/Cannibals, Knight’s Tour, Monty Hall, and more •Includes a companion disc with source code, solutions, figures, and more •Offers playability sites where students can exercise the process of developing their solutions •Describes problem-solving methods that might be applied to a variety of situations.

Dongzhou Huang, Bo Hu ... 1028 pages - ISBN-10: 1498799000 - ISBN-13: 978-1498799003 ... Publisher : CRC Press; (January, 2020) - Language: English.

Segmental concrete bridges have become one of the main options for major transportation projects world-wide. They offer expedited construction with minimal traffic disruption, lower life cycle costs, appealing aesthetics and adaptability to a curved roadway alignment. The literature is focused on construction, so this fills the need for a design-oriented book for less experienced bridge engineers and for senior university students. It presents comprehensive theory, design and key construction methods, with a simple design example based on the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications for each of the main bridge types. It outlines design techniques and relationships between analytical methods, specifications, theory, design, construction and practice. It combines mathematics and engineering mechanics with the authors’ design and teaching experience.

Alvar M. Kabe, Brian H. Sako ... 1496 pages - Language: : English - AmazonSIN : B08CBZMV3F - Publisher : Academic Press; (June, 2020).

The two-volume work, Structural Dynamics Fundamentals and Advanced Applications, is a comprehensive work that encompasses the fundamentals of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, as well as advanced applications used on extremely large and complex systems. Volume I covers Newton’s Laws, single-degree-of-freedom systems, damping, transfer and frequency response functions, transient vibration analysis (frequency and time domain), multi-degree-of-freedom systems, forced vibration of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, numerical methods for solving for the responses of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, and symmetric and non-symmetric eigenvalue problems. In addition, a thorough discussion of real and complex modes, and the conditions that lead to each is included. Stochastic methods for single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems excited by random forces or base motion are also covered.

Dr. Kabe’s training and expertise are in structural dynamics and Dr. Sako’s are in applied mathematics. Their collaboration has led to the development of first-of-a-kind methodologies and solutions to complex structural dynamics problems. Their experience and contributions encompass numerous past and currently operational launch and space systems. The two-volume work was written with both practicing engineers and students just learning structural dynamics in mind + Derivations are rigorous and comprehensive, thus making understanding the material easier + Presents analysis methodologies adopted by the aerospace community to solve extremely complex structural dynamics problems.

Indrajit Chowdhury, Shambhu P. Dasgupta ... 882 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415471451 - ISBN-13: 978-0415471459.

Designed to provide engineers with quick access to current and practical information on the dynamics of structure and foundation, this unique work, consisting of two separately available volumes, serves as a complete reference, especially for those involved with earthquake or dynamic analysis, or the design of machine foundations in the oil, gas, and energy sector. This first volume deals with theories and formulations, covering the full range of topics involved and dynamics of structure and foundation. It specifically focuses on a unified approach in dealing with dynamic soul-structure interaction and geotechnical considerations for dynamic soil-structure interaction. The authors present new insights and theories, such as the computation of Rayleigh damping for structures with a large number of degrees of freedom, and the dynamic analysis of Hammer foundations, considering non-classical soil damping.

In a clear style, this well-illustrated column addresses detailed topics, grouped in the following major themes: Elasticity and numerical methods in engineering + Lumped parameter vibration + Soil-structure systems under static load + Structural and soil dynamics. This reference and design guide is intended for academics and professionals in civil and structural engineering involved with earthquake or dynamic analysis or the design of machine foundations. In combination with the Applications book (volume 2), it could be used as course material for advanced university and professional education in structural dynamics, soil dynamics, analysis and design of machined foundations, and earthquake engineering.

Giuseppe Bonaccorso ... 522 pages - AmazonSIN : B07CSLQGNC - Publisher : Packt Publishing; 2nd Edition (August, 2018) - Language: English.

Machine learning has gained tremendous popularity for its powerful and fast predictions with large datasets. However, the true forces behind its powerful output are the complex algorithms involving substantial statistical analysis that churn large datasets and generate substantial insight. This second edition of Machine Learning Algorithms walks you through prominent development outcomes that have taken place relating to machine learning algorithms, which constitute major contributions to the machine learning process and help you to strengthen and master statistical interpretation across the areas of supervised, semi-supervised, and reinforcement learning. Once the core concepts of an algorithm have been covered, you’ll explore real-world examples based on the most diffused libraries, such as scikit-learn, NLTK, TensorFlow, and Keras. You will discover new topics such as principal component analysis (PCA), independent component analysis (ICA), Bayesian regression, discriminant analysis, advanced clustering, and gaussian mixture.

By the end of this book, you will have studied machine learning algorithms and be able to put them into production to make your machine learning applications more innovative. What you will learn: Study feature selection and the feature engineering process + Assess performance and error trade-offs for linear regression + Build a data model and understand how it works by using different types of algorithm + Learn to tune the parameters of Support Vector Machines (SVM) + Explore the concept of natural language processing (NLP) and recommendation systems + Create a machine learning architecture from scratch. Who this book is for: Machine Learning Algorithms is for you if you are a machine learning engineer, data engineer, or junior data scientist who wants to advance in the field of predictive analytics and machine learning. Familiarity with R and Python will be an added advantage for getting the best from this book.

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