The Logic Manual is the ideal introduction to logic for beginning philosophy students. It offers a concise but complete introductory course, giving a firm grounding in the logic that is needed to study contemporary philosophy. Exercises, examples, and sample examination papers are provided on an accompanying website.
Laser tracking system (LTS) is one of the most powerful measurement and tracking instruments, and it has been widely used in accurate target tracking and measurement process in commercial or military applications in recent years. However traditionally, most approaches on the LTS provided very little detailed and complete information on building, developing, testing and troubleshooting processes for the LTS. To fill this gap, this book provides very detailed descriptions and analyses, both theoretically and practically, on optical, echanical, electronic and computer control programs in how to build and implement a real LTS with a complete set of documents. Some novel approaches, such as self-calibration of tracking gimbals and fuzzy logic control, are also covered in the book. A technical manual that provides detailed practical designs and considerations is also included. With the help of this book, a college student, researcher and engineer can build a real LTS more easily and conveniently.
The much-anticipated book from one of the most sought-after art directors in the world, showcasing 30+ years of his talent Part design manual, part manifesto, the first career retrospective of Fabien Baron, whom Vanity Fair called ´´the most sought-after creative director in the world,´ is an immersive visual survey of more than 30 years of award-winning art direction, design, and image-making. Using examples taken from across the entire range of his work ´´; including typography, packaging, product, furniture, and interior design ´´; Baron´s book communicates his aesthetic logic with clarity and style. Replete with text by acclaimed author Adam Gopnik and a foreword by world famous super model Kate Moss, this is an intimate insider´s visit with a true fashion, photography, and design visionary.
This is an ideal textbook for one-semester introductory graduate or senior undergraduate courses in adaptive and self-learning systems for signal processing. The material progresses from a short introduction to adaptive systems through modelling, classical filters and spectral analysis to adaptive control theory, nonclassical adaptive systems and applications. Features: - Comprehensive review of linear and stochastic theory. - Design guide for practical application of the least squares estimation method and Kalman filters. - Study of classical adaptive systems together with neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic systems and their combination deals with complex problems like underwater acoustic signal processing. - Tutorial problems and exercises which identify significant points and demonstrate the practical relevance of the theory. - PDF Solutions Manual available to tutors containing answers to the tutorial problems, course outlines, sample examination material and project assignments.
Gain in-depth knowledge of Premiere Pro, and learn how the software ´´thinks.´´ You´ll acquire new skills that will help you choose the best workflow for your project, and simplify and accelerate your video editing process. Learn how you can edit a lot faster with smarter workflows that automate several steps in the editing process. You´ll also see how custom settings, presets, keyboard shortcuts and templates saves hours of work. By tailoring the software to your needs you save clicks on just about every task. With many traditional jobs now being done by one person, its important to understand audio smoothing, color grading, motion graphics, and advanced editing techniques. You´ll learn these skills and disciplines and see how they´ll enhance your project´s workflow. All the authors are professional editors and want to know exactly how to cut your film as fast as possible with top quality output. There is invaluable information in The Cool Stuff in Premiere Pro that´s not available anywhere else - not even in Adobe´s own manuals. What You´ll Learn Edit faster, no matter what the project Understand the technical stuff, like timeline settings, render codecs, color subsampling, export settings, effect controls and monitor settings Know when to send your clips to other Adobe software, and how to treat them there. Master the Premiere Pro timeline, even stacks of timelines, and edit, trim and adjust with ease Who This Book Is For Video journalists (and everyone else) will learn how to edit faster and get home in time for dinner. Bloggers will learn how to make their online video and audio ´´pop´´. Film cutters will learn how to organize, rough cut and fine tune huge amounts of material effectively and how to output for digital cinema. Experienced video editors will learn how to deal with multi-track audio and to work faster in every step of the edit. Marketing people who edit video for social media and web pages will learn simpler ways to make a faster cut. Teachers in media studies will understand the logic in Premiere Pro, and be better prepared for teaching video editing.
El debut novelístico nominado al Pulitzer sobre el gran desafío que supone llegar a la edad adulta. Esta historia empieza en el año 1995, cuando el e-mail era algo nuevo y emocionante. La protagonista es Selin, hija de inmigrantes turcos apasionada por la literatura que acaba de llegar a Harvard decidida a convertirse en escritora. Acostumbrada a vivir a través de los libros, llega a la universidad sin manual de instrucciones: ¿cómo se hacen amigos? ¿Cómo se enamora uno? ¿Importan más las cosas cuando se viven que cuando se leen? Selin ve su vida como una narración más pero, ¿qué pasa cuando intentamos añadir otras personas a nuestra historia? Así empieza su relación con Ivan, un estudiante húngaro de matemáticas algo mayor que ella con quien comenzará a escribirse. Mediante el correo electrónico, crearán un mundo paralelo habitable (o una barrera de ficción tras la que esconderse) que rápidamente eclipsará todas sus otras relaciones. Durante los doce meses que cubre esta novela de iniciación, la heroína de Batuman hace uso de un ingenio y una mordacidad entrañables para descubrirse y, sobre todo, inventarse ante el desafío que supone llegar a la edad adulta. Este debut nominado al Pulitzer es una reflexión perdurable sobre la relación entre el arte y la vida; las palabras y el mundo ℜ las historias que nos contamos y las narrativas en las que queremos encajar. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Longlisted for the Women´s Prize for Fiction ´´An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.´´ -Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You ´´Easily the funniest book I´ve read this year.´´ -GQ A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan´s friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin´s summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman´s fiction is unguarded against both life´s affronts and its beauty--and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail. Named one the best books of the year by Refinery29 ? Mashable One ? Elle Magazine ? The New York Times ? Bookpage ? Vogue ? NPR ? Buzzfeed ?The Millions
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