Computer Vision

Computer Vision Author Richard Szeliski
ISBN-10 1848829353
Year 2010-09-30
Pages 812
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States Author Joe McFarland
ISBN-10 0252094271
Year 2011-12-19
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher University of Illinois Press
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Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems. Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert. As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving. Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.

Object Process Methodology

Object Process Methodology Author Dov Dori
ISBN-10 3540654712
Year 2002-07-03
Pages 453
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Object-Process Methodology (OPM) is an intuitive approach to systems engineering. This book presents the theory and practice of OPM with examples from various industry segments and engineering disciplines, as well as daily life. It includes a CD-ROM demo version of OPCAT, the award-winning OPM-supporting Object-Process CASE Tool. It enables readers to practice systems development using the numerous exercises (with answers) in the book. OPM is a generic, domain independent approach that is applicable almost anywhere in systems engineering.

Blueprints Pediatrics

Blueprints Pediatrics Author Bradley S. Marino
ISBN-10 9781451116045
Year 2013-01-22
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Blueprints Pediatrics provides students with a concise, "need-to-know" review for the pediatrics rotation and the Boards. Each chapter is brief, written in narrative format, and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and key points. This edition includes 2 new sections -- For the Boards, which presents 10 USMLE-style questions (answers & rationales at the end of the book) and For the Wards, a section of 2 case studies per chapters -- 40 to 50 cases, total. This edition includes 26 full-color dermatology and infectious disease photographs and multicolored flow diagrams of congenital heart defects. A website on thePoint includes the e-Book and 50-100 bonus questions in a question bank.

The Language of Architecture

The Language of Architecture Author Andrea Simitch
ISBN-10 9781592538584
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Rockport Publishers Incorporated
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DIVLearning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language – the definitions, function, and usage. Language of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re new to the field or have been an architect for years, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this book throughout your career and use it as the go-to reference for inspiration, ideas, and reminders of how a strong knowledge of the basics allows for meaningful, memorable, and beautiful fashions that extend beyond trends./divDIV /divDIVThis comprehensive learning tool is the one book you’ll want as a staple in your library./divDIV /div

Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology

Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology Author Tamara Callahan
ISBN-10 9781451117028
Year 2013-01-28
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology provides students with a concise review of content for their ob/gyn rotations and the Boards. Each chapter is brief and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and Key Points. New features in this edition include an image bank and a For The Boards section, which presents 4 clinical vignettes with 3-5 sequential item set-style questions at the end of each chapter. Additionally, 100 bonus board-format questions with answers and rationales appear at the end of the book; another 50 bonus questions are provided online and on a free mobile applicable available with purchase (mobile app also new to this edition). The mobile application will include all 150 questions plus -- if possible -- the clinical vignette questions at the end of each chapter.

Applying UML and Patterns

Applying UML and Patterns Author Craig Larman
ISBN-10 0130925691
Year 2002
Pages 627
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall Professional
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An update to the bestselling UML classic, this title has been revised to cover the unified process and Rational Software's processes. Larman also shows developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments in object-oriented analysis and design.

Ours to Love

Ours to Love Author Shayla Black
ISBN-10 9781101622582
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Between two brothers… Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a master in the bedroom instead. His older brother, Javier, inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue. Comes an irresistible woman… Eager to rejuvenate Javier’s life, Xander shanghais him to Louisiana, where they meet beautiful London McLane. After a decade of tragedy and struggle, London is determined to make a fresh start—and these sexy billionaire brothers are more than willing to help. In every way. London is stunned to find herself open to every heated suggestion…and desperately hoping that her love will heal them. And inescapable danger. But a killer is watching, on a single-minded mission to destroy everything the Santiago brothers hold dear, especially London. As fear and desire collide, every passionate beat of her heart could be her last.

Generative Programming

Generative Programming Author Krzysztof Czarnecki
ISBN-10 0201309777
Year 2000
Pages 832
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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The authors present a grand tour of Generative Programming that is bound to become a classic. They ... focus on the generally unappreciated connection between Domain Specific Languages and Generative Programming as a motivation for future development. Their wide-ranging and practical methods for Domain Analysis and Domain Engineering describe the first steps that developers can take right now ... and are valuable both when existing systems are used or in preparation for emerging new generative technologies. - Charles Simonyi, Chief Architect at Microsoft Research and the inventor of Intentional Programming The book develops strong themes around unifying principles that tie the pieces together, most notably domain engineering and metaprogramming. Its crucial to understand that this book is not just some refreshing diversion, nor just an exposition of some noteworthy niche techniques: It is a harbinger of a broader enlightenment that opens the door to a new age. - From the Foreword by James Coplien, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologiesm Bell Laboratories Generative Programming (GP) offers great promise to application developers. It makes the idea of mo

A Survey of Computational Physics

A Survey of Computational Physics Author Rubin H. Landau
ISBN-10 9781400841189
Year 2011-10-30
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Computational physics is a rapidly growing subfield of computational science, in large part because computers can solve previously intractable problems or simulate natural processes that do not have analytic solutions. The next step beyond Landau's First Course in Scientific Computing and a follow-up to Landau and Páez's Computational Physics, this text presents a broad survey of key topics in computational physics for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, including new discussions of visualization tools, wavelet analysis, molecular dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. By treating science, applied mathematics, and computer science together, the book reveals how this knowledge base can be applied to a wider range of real-world problems than computational physics texts normally address. Designed for a one- or two-semester course, A Survey of Computational Physics will also interest anyone who wants a reference on or practical experience in the basics of computational physics. Accessible to advanced undergraduates Real-world problem-solving approach Java codes and applets integrated with text Companion Web site includes videos of lectures

Understanding Property Law

Understanding Property Law Author John G. Sprankling
ISBN-10 9781579110314
Year 2012-02-10
Pages 762
Language en
Publisher LexisNexis
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Understanding Property Law is a comprehensive and authoritative treatise from our Understanding series that is suitable for use in conjunction with any Property casebook. Features include: • Complete coverage of all standard property topics, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, estates and future interests, marital property, land sale transactions, servitudes, nuisance, zoning, takings, and other land use issues; • Analysis of cutting-edge topics, such as property rights in human bodies, current takings issues, the new Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes), rights and duties of homeowners' associations, and property rights in personal names and likenesses; • Discussion of the policy and historical underpinnings of property law doctrines; and • Clear writing and detailed organization to facilitate student understanding of both basic concepts and controversial topics.

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy Author Steve Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780399574399
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the stunning follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Second Life of Nick Mason, the remarkable hero fights to take back control from the crime lord who owns his life, as he races to complete a daring and dangerous new mission... Nick Mason has been given a true mission impossible: Infiltrate WITSEC, the top-secret federal witness-protection program that has never been compromised, locate the three men who put his boss Darius Cole behind bars for life, and kill them. But first he has to find them—they’re ghost prisoners locked down around the clock in classified “deep black” locations by an battalion of heavily armed U.S. marshals charged with protecting them—and the clock is ticking. Cole is appealing his conviction, and these witnesses are either his ticket to freedom or the final nail in his coffin. If they testify, Darius Cole will never step foot in the outside world again. If they are killed, he will walk out a free man. As he risks everything to complete his mission, Mason finds himself being hunted by the very man he replaced, the ruthless assassin who once served, then betrayed, Darius Cole. Rather than waiting to be Mason's next victim, he has escaped witness protection to hunt down and kill Mason himself. In an action-packed journey that leads from a high-security military installation in the Appalachian Mountains to a secret underground bunker hidden far below the streets of New York City, Nick Mason will have to become, more than ever before, the lethal weapon that Darius Cole created.

Educating the Net Generation

Educating the Net Generation Author Diana Oblinger
ISBN-10 0967285321
Year 2005-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Educause
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This e-book offers an insightful look into the way today's students think about and use technology in their academic and social lives. It will help institutional leaders help their students to become more successful and satisfied.