Author: Robert S Roth
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 1987-02-01
This volume is a collection of some of the most significant mathematical works of Prof Richard E Bellman. Ten areas of Prof Bellman's mathematical research were selected by his co-workers for this volume. Each chapter starts with an introductory comment on the significance of Bellman's contribution. Some important mathematical theories are put forward and their applications in physics and biology such as the mathematical aspect of chemotherapy and the analysis of biological systems are included in this book. Contents: Richard Ernest BellmanDynamic ProgrammingDifferential-Difference EquationsInvariant ImbeddingRadiative TransferMathematical BiologyQuasilinearizationStochastic Processes and Stochastic Differential EquationsThe Identification of SystemsMathematics, Man and Society Readership: Mathematicians, mathematical physicists and mathematical biologists. Keywords:Dynamic Programming;Differential Difference Equations;Invariant Embedding;Radiative Transfer;Quasilinearization;Stochastic Processes;Identification of SystemsReview:“This is a very useful book for the historian of mathematics, biographer, etc. There is a unique opportunity for historical, biographical and mathematical perspective to emerge.”Mathematics Abstracts
Professor Jenny Spencer is working for Knolls University. After the mysterious death of her mentor and boss, Big Ed. She asked to take his place at a poker group that meets once a month. This group has a secret agenda, keeping watch over what's left of a time machine. Jenny has something the rest of these men want, and they will do anything to get it. Only Yuri is there to help her. He knows that people can't travel through time. He and Jenny struggle with their grief over Big Ed's death. He is there to help her step back from her madness, and he finds himself falling in love. Sitting with her as they watch the fire, to help bring them peace. It is also the tale of Anna Evans who has to choose between the man she loves and saving her America from the ravages of war. Anna fights the growing sickness of her body, as her world begins to fall apart. Both have waited a long time for love to come to them. Both must leave it behind. One for the sake of her sanity, and the other for the sake of her country.
Author: Heidi Barnes
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
Release Date: 2016-09-20
All young men want to run away and join the circus. For Stanley Douglas, a na�ve but determined young man, the closest he could find is The Maycliff. When Stanley takes the first real job in his life as a bellman at an historic mansion turned luxury inn on the majestic coast of Maine, he has no idea what he’s in for. The Maycliff attracts eccentric guests of all types, from brash Texan lotharios to African dictators with suitcases full of cash. But the guests can’t compare to the staff. The Cook is a prima donna, the manager is a prissy militant, the maids are brassy pranksters, the bartender’s a drunk, and someone’s got their fingers in the till. The only bright spot may be Mindy, the pretty waitress who misses Stanley’s attempts at impressing her but always seems to find a way to bear witness to his bumbling gaffs. Trying his best to keep order in chaos, Stanley finds that joy and loss, humor and tragedy, friendship and betrayal are all part of the job--and life. Most important, though, is the discovery that everything is going to be all right even if everything is going very, very wrong. With wit, humor and a sense of nostalgia,The Bellman brings readers back to a day of classic American storytelling, with colorful characters, a picturesque backdrop, and a story that inspires and delights.
Author: Bellman Company
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Release Date: 2016-08-24
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Author: Brad Thor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-07-09
#1 New York Timesbestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don't miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now! The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure. But control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015! Praise for Brad Thor: 'Brad Thor is as current as tomorrow's headlines' Dan Brown 'Blasts off like a guided missile and never slows down, weaving current events into a frightening scenario that just could happen. Brad Thor rocks!' Tess Gerritsen 'Brad Thor writes thrillers as plausible as they are terrifying. A must-read for our times!' James Rollins,New York Timesbestselling author of Black Orderand The Judas Strain Praise for Hidden Order: 'One of Brad Thor's best books to date' Washington Post '[A] great, great thriller' Rush Limbaugh 'Thriller writer Brad Thor is awesome…You'll want to take HIDDEN ORDER to the beach' National Review
Most tourism theories have been developed from the tourists' perspective, including the seminal work by John Urry, ""The Tourist Gaze"", which is now a classic text. ""The Host Gaze in Global Tourism"" is a unique book for researchers and students as it is the first to look at the host gaze from within the host community. It discusses how the gaze is constructed, how it has developed, how it varies between countries and how the tourism industry can affect it. By looking at the gazes of both Western and non-Western hosts, this book analyses the dynamics of a host destination and consequences th.
Reports and expands upon topics discussed at the International Conference on [title] held in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 1989. Presents recent advances in control, oscillation, and stability theories, spanning a variety of subfields and covering evolution equations, differential inclusions, functi
Author: Sue Russell
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: True Crime
"A graphic portrait of evil." --M. William Phelps "One of the best true crime books of all time." --Examiner.com "The book to read about Aileen Wuornos--a case that has fascinated true crime fans from around the world." --True Crime Book Reviews As a child, she was abandoned, abused and raped. By her teens, she was deep into a lifestyle of hitchhiking, petty crime, and the sex trade. In her twisted mind, uncontrollable bouts of violence were pure survival skills. In 1986 she began a lesbian relationship with Tyria Moore. Three years later, tired of turning tricks, she fired four bullets into one of her clients--then robbed him. She claimed she killed six more victims before authorities finally locked her behind bars. Award-winning journalist Sue Russell updates her harrowing and definitive real-life thriller with new details of the most famous female serial killer's decade on death row, her execution in 2002--and the lasting impact of her dark deeds. The case that inspired the Academy Awarding-winning movie Monster "A riveting and fascinating tale." --Robert Scott With 16 Pages Of Photos
Author: Frank L. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A new edition of the classic text on optimal control theory As a superb introductory text and an indispensable reference, this new edition of Optimal Control will serve the needs of both the professional engineer and the advanced student in mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering. Its coverage encompasses all the fundamental topics as well as the major changes that have occurred in recent years. An abundance of computer simulations using MATLAB and relevant Toolboxes is included to give the reader the actual experience of applying the theory to real-world situations. Major topics covered include: Static Optimization Optimal Control of Discrete-Time Systems Optimal Control of Continuous-Time Systems The Tracking Problem and Other LQR Extensions Final-Time-Free and Constrained Input Control Dynamic Programming Optimal Control for Polynomial Systems Output Feedback and Structured Control Robustness and Multivariable Frequency-Domain Techniques Differential Games Reinforcement Learning and Optimal Adaptive Control