Optimization in Food Engineering

Titre : Optimization in Food Engineering
Auteur : Ferruh Erdogdu
Éditeur : CRC Press
ISBN-13 : 1420061410
Libération : 2008-12-09

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While mathematically sophisticated methods can be used to better understand and improve processes, the nonlinear nature of food processing models can make their dynamic optimization a daunting task. With contributions from a virtual who’s who in the food processing industry, Optimization in Food Engineering evaluates the potential uses and limitations of optimization techniques for food processing, including classical methods, artificial intelligence-genetic algorithms, multi-objective optimization procedures, and computational fluid dynamics. The book begins by delineating the fundamentals and methods for analytical and numerical procedures. It then covers optimization techniques and how they specifically apply to food processing. The final section digs deep into fundamental food processes and provides detailed explanation and examples from the most experienced and published authors in the field. This includes a range of processes from optimization strategies for improving the performance of batch reactors to the optimization of conventional thermal processing, microwave heating, freeze drying, spray drying, and refrigeration systems, to structural optimization techniques for developing beverage containers, optimization approaches for impingement processing, and optimal operational planning methodologies. Each chapter presents the required parameters for the given process with the optimization procedure to apply. An increasing part of the food processor’s job is to optimize systems to squeeze more dollars out of overhead to offset rising utility and transportation costs. Logically combining optimization techniques from many sources into a single volume focused on food production processes, this book provides real solutions to increases in energy, healthcare, and product liability costs that impact the bottom line in food production.

Managing Organizational Culture for Effective Internal Control

Titre : Managing Organizational Culture for Effective Internal Control
Auteur : Jan A. Pfister
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 3790823406
Libération : 2009-07-07

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In times of economic and financial crises, the content of this book rings true. Drawing from interviews with executives, senior managers and/or auditors from renowned companies (eBay, Google, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., Microsoft, Novartis and many others) and theory from fields of sociology and social psychology, this research study provides an understanding of how "tone at the top" imprints on an organization and why that imprint works. More specifically, it discusses how managers' principles and practices can actively shape an open-minded culture that enhances effective internal control.

Atmospheric Modelling and Millimetre Wave Propagation

Titre : Atmospheric Modelling and Millimetre Wave Propagation
Auteur : G. Brussaard
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 0412562308
Libération : 1995

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This book outlines the fundamental physics of radiowave interaction in the earth's atmosphere at microwave and millimetre wavelengths and describes the latest techniques for predicting the performance of radio systems operating in these bands.

Experimental Software Engineering Issues

Titre : Experimental Software Engineering Issues
Auteur : H.Dieter Rombach
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 3540570926
Libération : 1993-08-30

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This book was written primarily for all those DTP users and programmers who want to keep up with the rapid development of electronic publishing, particular those who wish to develop new systems for the output of typefaces. In this volume, various formats are presented, their properties discussed and production requirements analyzed. Appendices provide readers additional information, largely on digital formats for typeface storage.

Characteristics of Software Quality

Titre : Characteristics of Software Quality
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:251756559
Libération : 1978

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Social Scientists Meet the Media

Titre : Social Scientists Meet the Media
Auteur : Alan Bryman
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781134891832
Libération : 2013-01-11

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"Part chronicle, part analysis and part advice manual, Social Scientists Meets the Media combines the thoughts of academics and media people to produce a vivid and valuable series of accounts that will prove of service to all academics seeking a wider audience but wary of the terra incognita they face in finding one" Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University Social Scientists know they are in a dilemma: their work may fall prey to sensationalism, but at the same time they don't want to be overlooked. Social Scientists Meet the Media collects the experiences of academics who have sought to publicize their research. It contains personal accounts from social scientists with extensive media contact and representatives from radio, television and the press. Based on these often humorous and sometimes chastening accounts, the editors suggest ways to achieve a more fruitful relationship between social scientists and the media.

Handbook of Humor and Psychotherapy

Titre : Handbook of Humor and Psychotherapy
Auteur : William F. Fry
Éditeur : Professional Resource Press
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951D00229892T
Libération : 1987

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In their first volume on this topic, the editors bring together the pioneers and innovators in the field to share their scholarship and techniques. The result is a comprehensive presentation on the role of humor in psychotherapy.

Fire and Memory

Titre : Fire and Memory
Auteur : Luis Fernández-Galiano
Éditeur : MIT Press
ISBN-13 : 0262561336
Libération : 2000

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Architecture and fire, construction and combustion, meet in this poetic treatise onenergy in building.

Agrarian Landscapes in Transition

Titre : Agrarian Landscapes in Transition
Auteur : Charles Redman
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780190451295
Libération : 2008-07-18

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Agrarian Landscapes in Transition researches human interaction with the earth. With hundreds of acres of agricultural land going out of production every day, the introduction, spread, and abandonment of agriculture represents the most pervasive alteration of the Earth's environment for several thousand years. What happens when humans impose their spatial and temporal signatures on ecological regimes, and how does this manipulation affect the earth and nature's desire for equilibrium? Studies were conducted at six Long Term Ecological Research sites within the US, including New England, the Appalachian Mountains, Colorado, Michigan, Kansas, and Arizona. While each site has its own unique agricultural history, patterns emerge that help make sense of how our actions have affected the earth, and how the earth pushes back. The book addresses how human activities influence the spatial and temporal structures of agrarian landscapes, and how this varies over time and across biogeographic regions. It also looks at the ecological and environmental consequences of the resulting structural changes, the human responses to these changes, and how these responses drive further changes in agrarian landscapes. The time frames studied include the ecology of the earth before human interaction, pre-European human interaction during the rise and fall of agricultural land use, and finally the biological and cultural response to the abandonment of farming, due to complete abandonment or a land-use change such as urbanization.

Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Wavelets

Titre : Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Wavelets
Auteur : Mark A. Pinsky
Éditeur : American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN-13 : 9780821847978
Libération : 2002

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This book provides a concrete introduction to a number of topics in harmonic analysis, accessible at the early graduate level or, in some cases, at an upper undergraduate level. Necessary prerequisites to using the text are rudiments of the Lebesgue measure and integration on the real line. It begins with a thorough treatment of Fourier series on the circle and their applications to approximation theory, probability, and plane geometry (the isoperimetric theorem). Frequently, more than one proof is offered for a given theorem to illustrate the multiplicity of approaches. The second chapter treats the Fourier transform on Euclidean spaces, especially the author's results in the three-dimensional piecewise smooth case, which is distinct from the classical Gibbs-Wilbraham phenomenon of one-dimensional Fourier analysis. The Poisson summation formula treated in Chapter 3 provides an elegant connection between Fourier series on the circle and Fourier transforms on the real line, culminating in Landau's asymptotic formulas for lattice points on a large sphere. Much of modern harmonic analysis is concerned with the behavior of various linear operators on the Lebesgue spaces $L^p(\mathbb{R}^n)$. Chapter 4 gives a gentle introduction to these results, using the Riesz-Thorin theorem and the Marcinkiewicz interpolation formula. One of the long-time users of Fourier analysis is probability theory. In Chapter 5 the central limit theorem, iterated log theorem, and Berry-Esseen theorems are developed using the suitable Fourier-analytic tools. The final chapter furnishes a gentle introduction to wavelet theory, depending only on the $L_2$ theory of the Fourier transform (the Plancherel theorem). The basic notions of scale and location parameters demonstrate the flexibility of the wavelet approach to harmonic analysis. The text contains numerous examples and more than 200 exercises, each located in close proximity to the related theoretical material.