Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment

This study examines the development of natural law theories in the early stages of the Enlightenment in Germany and France. T. J. Hochstrasser investigates the influence of theories of natural law from Grotius to Kant, with a comparative analysis of important intellectual innovations in ethics and political philosophy. This book assesses the first histories of political thought, giving insights into eighteenth-century natural jurispr...

Mathematica Data Analysis

Key Features Use the power of Mathematica to analyze data in your applications Discover the capabilities of data classification and pattern recognition offered by Mathematica Use hundreds of algorithms for time series analysis to predict the future Book Description There are many algorithms for data analysis and it's not always possible to quickly choose the best one for each case. Implementation of the algorithms takes a lot of time...

Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fifth Edition

Gilbert Strang's textbooks have changed the entire approach to learning linear algebra -- away from abstract vector spaces to specific examples of the four fundamental subspaces: the column space and nullspace of A and A'. This new fifth edition has become more than a textbook for the basic linear algebra course. That is its first purpose and always will be. The new chapters about applications of the SVD, probability and statistics, ...

Designing Gamified Systems: Meaningful Play in Interactive Entertainment, Marketing and Education

Designing Gamified Systems is a fundamental guide for building essential skills in game and interaction design to revitalize and reimagine real world systems – from cities and corporations to schools and the military. Author Sari Gilbert develops a set of core principles and tools for using game thinking and interactive design to build motivation, explain hard concepts, broaden audiences, deepen commitments and enhance human relation...

Handbook of Nitride Semiconductors and Devices. Volume 3

The three volumes of this handbook treat the fundamentals, technology and nanotechnology of nitride semiconductors with an extraordinary clarity and depth. They present all the necessary basics of semiconductor and device physics and engineering together with an extensive reference section. Volume 3 deals with nitride semiconductor devices and device technology. Among the application areas that feature prominently here are LEDs, lase...

Geothermal Energy Systems: Exploration, Development, and Utilization

Presenting boundary conditions for the economic and environmental utilization of geothermal technology, this is the first book to provide basic knowledge on the topic in such detail. The editor is the coordinator of the European Geothermic Research Initiative, while the authors are experts for the various geological situations in Europe with high temperature reservoirs in shallow and deep horizons. With its perspectives for R&D i...

Studies in Economic Nationalism (LvMI)

This work by Michael Heilperin, a giant in the area of monetary economics, might be one of the most rare — and unique — in the history of 20th century economic thought. It is one of the few books written during the mid-century period of hypernationalism that comes to terms with a gigantic puzzle. How did the age of mercantilism become the age of free trade only to revert again in the 20th century? It is an important problem to solve....

Basel II Implementation: A Guide to Developing and Validating a Compliant, Internal Risk Rating System

Many financial institutions around the world must prove minimum compliance to the Basel II Accord by 2015. For several banks, implementing internal risk rating systems (IRRS) is simply Basel II compliance. However, when carried out with a proper focus on bottom-line growth, this regulation has been shown to enhance a bank's risk-management practices and competitiveness in the market. Basel II Implementation is an invaluable guide tha...

Collaborative Dubliners: Joyce in Dialogue

Enigmatic, vivid, and terse, James Joyce's Dubliners continues both to puzzle and to compel its readers. This collection of essays by thirty contributors from seven countries presents a revolutionary view of Joyce's technique and draws out its surprisingly contemporary implications by beginning with a single unusual premise: that meaning in Joyce's fiction is a product of engaged interaction between two or more people. Meaning is not...

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, 2nd Edition

The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful dis...