• Guidance and Control of Ocean Vehicles by Thor I. Fossen

    By Thor I. Fossen

    A entire and large learn of the newest learn up to the mark platforms for marine cars. Demonstrates how the implementation of mathematical types and glossy keep watch over concept can lessen gasoline intake and enhance reliability and function. insurance contains ocean car modeling, environmental disturbances, the dynamics and balance of ships, sensor and navigation platforms. a variety of examples and routines facilitate realizing.
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  • Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with by Didier Dubois, Hélène Fargier, Régis Sabbadin (auth.),

    By Didier Dubois, Hélène Fargier, Régis Sabbadin (auth.), Thomas Dyhre Nielsen, Nevin Lianwen Zhang (eds.)

    This publication constitutes the refereed complaints of the seventh ecu convention on Symbolic and Quantitative techniques to Reasoning with Uncertainty, ECSQARU 2003, held in Aalborg, Denmark in July 2003.

    The forty seven revised complete papers provided including 2 invited survey articles have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen for inclusion within the ebook. The papers are prepared in topical sections on foundations of uncertainty options, Bayesian networks, algorithms for uncertainty inference, studying, determination graphs, trust features, fuzzy units, danger conception, default reasoning, trust revision and inconsistency dealing with, logics, and tools.

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  • Innovation and Firm Performance: An Empirical Investigation by Bettina Peters

    By Bettina Peters

    The technique of enterprises’ progress – when it comes to productiveness or employment – is a tremendous crisis of coverage makers. during this context, techniques are thought of to play a vital position in stimulating organisations’ functionality. This booklet investigates this normal speculation by way of taking a look at 3 themes: 1. Does innovation bring about a rise in employment progress? 2. Does innovation strengthen labour productiveness? three. Does innovation in a single interval increase innovation functionality in next sessions? in line with a finished innovation panel dataset for German organizations, this e-book offers distinct effects for every query, specifically through setting apart the consequences brought on by means of new items from these caused through the creation of recent construction applied sciences. From a theoretical viewpoint, among others, a brand new multi-product version has been built to review employment effects.

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  • Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and by Tomas Jimenez

    By Tomas Jimenez

    Unlike the wave of immigration that got here via Ellis Island after which subsided, immigration to the USA from Mexico has been nearly uninterrupted for 100 years. during this vividly specified publication, Tomás R. Jiménez takes us into the lives of later-generation descendents of Mexican immigrants, soliciting for the 1st time how this consistent inflow of immigrants from their ethnic fatherland has formed their assimilation. His nuanced research of this advanced and little-studied phenomenon unearths that non-stop immigration has ended in a colourful ethnicity that later-generation Mexican american citizens describe as either high priced and precious. Replenished Ethnicity sheds new mild on America's biggest ethnic team, making it needs to interpreting for someone attracted to how immigration is altering the United States.
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  • Advances in investment analysis and portfolio management. / by Cheng-Few Lee

    By Cheng-Few Lee

    This study annual e-book intends to compile funding research and portfolio conception and their implementation to portfolio administration. It seeks theoretical and empirical learn manuscripts with top of the range within the region of funding and portfolio research. The contents will encompass unique examine on: the foundations of portfolio administration of equities and fixed-income securities. The review of portfolios (or mutual cash) of universal shares, bonds, foreign resources, and strategies. The dynamic technique of portfolio administration. ideas of foreign investments and portfolio administration. The purposes of helpful and demanding analytical options similar to arithmetic, econometrics, records, and pcs within the box of funding and portfolio administration. Theoretical examine regarding strategies and futures. additionally, it additionally includes articles that current and consider new and critical accounting, monetary, and monetary facts for handling and comparing portfolios of dicy resources.
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  • Islamic Finance: A Guide for International Business and by Habiba Anwar, Roderick Millar

    By Habiba Anwar, Roderick Millar

    This well timed advisor to Islamic monetary perform is aimed toward banking execs and company traders around the globe. With similarities to 'ethical funding' within the West, Islamic funding relies on socially-responsible ideas apart from components equivalent to playing, alcohol, guns and items which are high-risk / high-return. Islamic and traditional banking have converged lately and traders and asset managers became more and more drawn to monetary items and the associations that adhere to Shariah principles.
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  • Consumer Attitudes Toward Credit Insurance by John M. Barron, Michael E. Staten

    By John M. Barron, Michael E. Staten

    Consumer Attitudes towards credits Insurance presents the findings of a survey of roughly 3600 people who had the chance to buy credits lifestyles assurance along with every kind of customer loans, other than first mortgages and charge cards. The survey that kinds the root of the booklet was once performed in 1993 by means of the credits learn heart at Purdue University's Krannert Graduate college of administration. It replicates and expands upon 4 prior nationwide stories of credits coverage shoppers, performed among 1970 and 1985.
    regardless of the commonly confident findings of earlier learn with admire to shopper attitudes towards credits assurance, numerous open questions stay of curiosity to coverage makers, particularly the query of no matter if coercion is excited about the sale of the assurance. ConsumerAttitudes towards credits Insurance addresses those notable concerns. It provides a profile of who's presently being served through the credits coverage industry, in addition to the explanations debtors buy the product and their adventure with the supply of credits assurance at aspect of sale.

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  • Der Wärmeingenieur: Führer durch die industrielle by Julius Oelschläger

    By Julius Oelschläger

    Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer ebook documents mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
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  • On Transforming Philosophy: A Metaphilosophical Inquiry by Kai Nielsen

    By Kai Nielsen

    Given that Rorty, the predicament of procedure and pursuits in philosophy has been on the leading edge of metaphilosophy. during this e-book, Kai Nielsen, probably the most trendy critics of philosophy-as-usual, examines significantly crucial claims made on behalf of philosophy. After rejecting as chimerical the bold claims of conventional, specially foundational, epistemology and metaphysics, he offers the case for a extra modest view of what philosophy can accomplish.Nielsen insists that philosophy needs to be dedicated to real difficulties of actual humans in daily life. prompted substantively via Dewey and extra methodologically via Rawls, he carves out a defensible terrain for philosophy to inhabit—a terrain cleared of the extra extravagant yet unbelievable claims made via conventional philosophy.Nielsen has been a tremendous voice in debates concerning the scope of philosophy, and this most recent paintings of his can be a big contribution to the “end of philosophy debate.”
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