First published in 1986, this unique reference to clinical experimentation remains just as relevant today. Focusing on the principles of design and analysis of studies on human subjects, this book utilizes and integrates both modern and classical designs. Coverage is limited to experimental comparisons of treatments, or in other words, clinical studies in which treatments are assigned to subjects at random.
The high-level language of R is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software environments, and is rapidly becoming the standard setting for quantitative analysis, statistics and graphics. R provides free access to unrivalled coverage and cutting-edge applications, enabling the user to apply numerous statistical methods ranging from simple regression to time series or multivariate analysis. Building on the success of the author’s bestselling Statistics: An Introduction using R, The R Book is packed with worked examples, providing an all inclusive guide to R, ideal for novice and more accomplished users alike. The book assumes no background in statistics or comput...
As environmental concerns have focused attention on the generation of electricity from clean and renewable sources wind energy has become the world's fastest growing energy source. The Wind Energy Handbook draws on the authors' collective industrial and academic experience to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of wind energy research and provide a comprehensive treatment of wind energy for electricity generation. Features include: An authoritative overview of wind turbine technology and wind farm design and development In-depth examination of the aerodynamics and performance of land-based horizontal axis wind turbines A survey of alternative machine architectures and an introduction to t...
The first book to provide comprehensive coverage of FACTS power systems modeling and simulation. * Detailed coverage of the development of FACTS controllers and guidance on the selection of appropriate equipment * Computer modelling examples of the FACTS controllers for steady-state and transient stability systems * Numerous case studies and practical examples
Continuing the tradition of providing significant and interesting procedures, Organic Syntheses, Collective Volume XII is a compilation of revised editions of Annual Volumes 85 through 89. The contents of this volume are organized by primarily by reaction type, with the precise classification made according to the bias of the editor, who attempted to ascertain the primary purpose or utility of the procedure.
Color is an important aspect of vision. However, most computer vision applications ignore color in their methods. This book addresses the use and application of color in the field of computer vision. First, the basics of color vision and the models that are used throughout the book are described. Then, photometric invariance, i.e. invariance to distruptive imaging factors like shadow/shading and altering color of the light source, is discussed. After that, the detection and description of color image features is explained, and the book ends with some applications in which the use of color in computer vision is shown.
"A thoroughly updated and expanded new edition, this work features a logical, detailed, and self-contained coverage of the latest materials characterization techniques. Reflecting the enormous progress in the field since the last edition, this book details a variety of new powerful and accessible tools, improvements in methods arising from new instrumentation and approaches to sample preparation, and characterization techniques for new types of materials, such as nanomaterials. Researchers in materials science and related fields will be able to identify and apply the most appropriate method in their work"--