Download Hierarchical Operations and Supply Chain Planning by Tan Miller PhD, M.B.A. (auth.) PDF

By Tan Miller PhD, M.B.A. (auth.)

Hierarchical and provide Chain making plans describes the appliance of hierarchical making plans concepts to all significant useful components of offer chain making plans, together with construction, distribution, warehousing, transportation, stock administration, forecasting and function administration. particularly, the booklet presents a accomplished overview and realizing of ways hierarchical making plans concepts and ideas can give a contribution to the potent and effective administration and making plans of provide chain activities.

The publication starts with a assessment of a few recognized, unique hierarchical creation making plans strategies and implementations courting again a number of many years. construction in this old base, it then stories quite a few extra present hierarchical making plans equipment and purposes masking a wide range of provide chain actions. also the ebook bargains a couple of new and unique hierarchical making plans suggestions and algorithms masking diverse parts of provide chain making plans. those algorithms diversity from easy algebraic calculations to mathematical optimization versions. The booklet additionally bargains an unique method for integrating provide chain measurements into dimension structures equivalent to the balanced scorecard which review overall enterprise performance.

The ebook is written to hide the pursuits of a large choice of audiences starting from deepest practitioners, to educational researchers, to scholars of operations, logistics and provide chain administration and making plans. It positive aspects a number of graphical illustrations highlighting either tools and requisites for built-in hierarchical provide chain planning.

…does a very good activity of pulling jointly a lot of the literature that pertains to hierarchical making plans, and provides a few new tools and algorithms to boot. This e-book is obviously written and makes sturdy use of tables and diagrams to demonstrate the hierarchical nature of the issues studied.

I suggest this publication for quite a few audiences: researchers attracted to acquiring a very good figuring out of the present nation of hierarchical modelling functions, in particular optimization, in provide chain administration; practitioners attracted to imposing particular offer chain modeling purposes; and professors attracted to having a supplemented, modeling-oriented textual content for his or her complicated sessions in offer chain, logistics, or operations management.

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Download Optical Microscopy of Materials by R. Haynes B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P. (auth.) PDF

By R. Haynes B.Met., Ph.D., C.Eng., F.I.M., M.Inst.P. (auth.)

Since Sorby released his observations at the buildings of steels in 1863, the optical microscope has turn into some of the most commonly used and flexible tools for interpreting the constructions of engineering fabrics. additionally, to check the varied diversity of fabrics encountered, it needs to be utilized in either the reflected-light and transmitted-light varieties, and with polarized gentle. it truly is complementary to, yet now not outdated via, the wide variety of electron-optical tools which are now used. regardless of its vast use, it's been defined because the such a lot misused, abused, and misunderstood of clinical tools, for it is going to produce a picture of a kind regardless of how badly it really is used. to take advantage of it successfully, even in its least difficult functions, an information of the straightforward idea of the microscope is important, for the speculation exhibits and explains the way it will be used. therefore my objective has been to provide an easy and, the place attainable, quantitative account of either the idea and using the microscope, together with a few of the distinctive ideas for which it may be used. yet, irrespective of how successfully the microscope is used, if the specimen is inadequately ready the result of exam can be of uncertain value.

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Download Enabling Technologies for Computational Science: Frameworks, by John R. Rice (auth.), Elias N. Houstis, John R. Rice, PDF

By John R. Rice (auth.), Elias N. Houstis, John R. Rice, Efstratios Gallopoulos, Randall Bramley (eds.)

Enabling applied sciences for Computational Science assesses destiny program computing wishes, identifies examine instructions in problem-solving environments (PSEs), addresses multi-disciplinary environments working on the net, proposes methodologies and software program architectures for construction adaptive and human-centered PSEs, and describes the position of symbolic computing in clinical and engineering PSEs. The publication additionally contains an intensive bibliography of over four hundred references.
Enabling applied sciences for Computational Science illustrates the super extensive and interdisciplinary nature of the construction and alertness of PSEs. Authors characterize academia, govt laboratories and undefined, and are available from 8 exact disciplines (chemical engineering, desktop technological know-how, ecology, electric engineering, arithmetic, mechanical engineering, psychology and wooden sciences). This breadth and variety extends into the pc technology facets of PSEs. those papers care for subject matters reminiscent of man made intelligence, computer-human interplay, keep an eye on, information mining, pictures, language layout and implementation, networking, numerical research, functionality review, and symbolic computing.
Enabling applied sciences for Computational Science presents an overview of the cutting-edge and a highway map to the long run within the quarter of problem-solving environments for medical computing. This e-book is appropriate as a reference for scientists from a number of disciplines drawn to utilizing PSEs for his or her research.

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Download Transactions on Edutainment III by Panagiotis Tragazikis, Michael Meimaris (auth.), Zhigeng PDF

By Panagiotis Tragazikis, Michael Meimaris (auth.), Zhigeng Pan, Adrian David Cheok, Wolfgang Müller, Maiga Chang (eds.)

This magazine subline serves as a discussion board for exciting and disseminating leading edge learn principles, theories, rising applied sciences, empirical investigations, state of the art tools, and instruments in all diverse genres of edutainment, comparable to game-based studying and critical video games, interactive storytelling, digital studying environments, VR-based schooling, and similar fields. It covers facets from academic and video game theories, human-computer interplay, special effects, synthetic intelligence, and structures design.

The 3rd quantity during this sequence includes a collection of 12 notable contributions from Edutainment 2009, the 4th overseas convention on E-Learning and video games, held in Canada in August 2009. the main target of those papers is at the use of video games to stimulate novices. furthermore, 10 ordinary papers are incorporated, offering quite a lot of edutainment instruments and purposes.

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