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Risk Analysis In Engineering

Author : Mohammad Modarres
ISBN : 9781420003499
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Based on the author’s 20 years of teaching, Risk Analysis in Engineering: Techniques, Tools, and Trends presents an engineering approach to probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). It emphasizes methods for comprehensive PRA studies, including techniques for risk management. The author assumes little or no prior knowledge of risk analysis on the part of the student and provides the necessary mathematical and engineering foundations. The text relies heavily on, but is not limited to, examples from the nuclear industry, because that is where PRA techniques were first developed. Since PRA provides a best-estimate approach, the author pays special attention to explaining uncertainty characterization. The book begins with a description of the basic definitions and principles of risk, safety, and performance and presents the elements of risk analysis and their applications in engineering. After highlighting the methods for performing PRAs, the author describes how to assess and measure performance of the building blocks of PRAs, such as reliability of hardware subsystems, structures, components, human actions, and software. He covers methods of characterizing uncertainties and methods for propagating them through the PRA model to estimate uncertainties of the results. The book explores how to identify and rank important and sensitive contributors to the estimated risk using the PRA and performance assessment models. It also includes a description of risk acceptance criteria and the formal methods for making decisions related to risk management options and strategies. The book concludes with a brief review of the main aspects, issues, and methods of risk communication. Drawing on notes, homework problems, and exams from courses he has taught as well as feedback from his students, Professor Modarres provides a from-the-trenches method for teaching risk assessment for engineers. This is a textbook that is easy to use for students and professors alike.

A Composer In Africa

Author : Stephanus Muller
ISBN : 9781920109042
Genre : Music
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Grové was arguably the first composer to incorporate Black African elements into the fabric of his music, venturing far beyond mere couleur locale to forge a creative synthesis of the indigenous and the "Western". His vast oeuvre encompasses every genre, from opera and ballet to chamber music, orchestral works and song. But he is also a fine essayist, and his short fiction has received praise from André P. Brink. This is the first study of its kind to be devoted to a South African composer.

The Religious Perspective

Author : Francis Clark
ISBN : UIUC:30112046512718
Genre : Africa
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Partial Differential Equations I

Author : Michael Taylor
ISBN : 9781441970558
Genre : Mathematics
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The first of three volumes on partial differential equations, this one introduces basic examples arising in continuum mechanics, electromagnetism, complex analysis and other areas, and develops a number of tools for their solution, in particular Fourier analysis, distribution theory, and Sobolev spaces. These tools are then applied to the treatment of basic problems in linear PDE, including the Laplace equation, heat equation, and wave equation, as well as more general elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations.The book is targeted at graduate students in mathematics and at professional mathematicians with an interest in partial differential equations, mathematical physics, differential geometry, harmonic analysis, and complex analysis.

Gods Many And Lords Many

Author : John Ferguson
ISBN : UCAL:B3934126
Genre : Religion
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"There is a story from the Kalahari Bushmen about creation. Mantis, the primal preying-mantis, is the spirit of creation. His supreme creation was the Eland. But Mantis' children watched him secretly, and one day when he was away they killed the Eland and ate him. Mantis was desolate. He went to the scene of the killing and there he found on a bush the indigestible gall of the Eland. He told the gall that he would jump on it and pierce it through. The gall answered that if he did, it would burst open and cover him. Mantis was tempted to go away after his children. He resisted the temptation, leaped upon the gall, pierced it through and was swamped in bitter darkness. Here as he groped unseeing his grip suddenly lighted upon an ostrich feather. He used this to wipe the gall from his face, and flung the feather into the sky to be the moon." How would you interpret this story' John Ferguson uses this creation myth and others like it to introduce us to countless expressions of religious faith in places as diverse as Africa, Asia, Australasia and America. Many who find it difficult even to think of 'gods many and lords many' will still want to try to understand, and this book - with its thoughtful and challenging question-and-discussion structure - will provide many valuable insights into primal religious thought.

The Heart Of The Hunter

Author : Laurens Van der Post
ISBN : IND:30000081155909
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this moving sequel to The Lost World of the Kalahari van der Post records everything he has learned of the life and lore of Africa's first inhabitants. The Heart of the Hunter is a journey into the mind and spirit of the Bushmen, a people outlawed by the advance of blacks and whites alike.

Numerical Methods For Hyperbolic And Kinetic Problems

Author : Stéphane Cordier
ISBN : 3037190124
Genre : Differential equations, Hyperbolic
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"The text is aimed at researchers and engineers interested in modelling and numerical simulation of hyperbolic and kinetic problems arising from applications." --Book Jacket.

Christian Presence Amid African Religion

Author : John Vernon Taylor
ISBN : 9966888624
Genre : Africa, Sub-Saharan
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System Control And Rough Paths

Author : Terry Lyons
ISBN : 0198506481
Genre : Mathematics
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This book describes a completely novel mathematical development which has already influenced probability theory, and has potential for application to engineering and to areas of pure mathematics. Intended for probabilists, mathematicians and engineers with a mathematical background from graduate level onwards, this book develops the evolution of complex non-linear systems subject to rough or rapidly fluctuating stimuli. Attention is focussed on an analysis of the relationship between the stimulus (or control) and the short to medium term evolution of a receiver (the response of the system). A rapidly fluctuation stimuli can be likened to a huge dataset; and a basic question is how best to reduce this dataset so as to capture the critical information and little else. An essential component problem involves identifying the point at which two different stimuli produce essentially the same response from the class of receivers. (When do two stereo sounds sound the same?). This is an essentially non-linear problem that requires novel mathematics. At one level, this book focuses on systems responding to such rough external stimuli, and demonstrates that the natural reduction approximates the stimuli as a sequence of nilpotent elements. The core result of the book is a continuity theorem that proves that the response of the system depends continuously on these nilpotent elements. A key mathematical aspect of the book is the notion of a rough path, based on combining the notion of p-variation of Wiener with the iterated integral expansions of paths introduced by K. T. Chen. The continuity theorem for these rough paths gives a new way to construct solutions to stochastic differential equations, providing a fresh approach to the Ito theory but also allowing new kinds of noisy perturbations (such as Fractional Brownian Motions) that cannot be discussed in the standard Ito approach. It also provides some interesting concrete examples of 'continuous freegroups'.

Internetworking With Tcp Ip Design Implementation And Internals

Author : Douglas Comer
ISBN : 0139738436
Genre : Computers
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This revision of a best-seller provides an in-depth look at the TCP/IP Internet Protocols. It presents a complete implementation showing the internals of the TCP/IP protocol software with actual ANSI C code.Examines the details of individual protocols, their implementation and the internals of protocol software. Contains working source code for most protocols including TCP, IP, ICMP, IGMP, UDP, ARP, RIP, SNMP, and a significant pat of OSPF. Reflects changes in the protocol standards and updates the example code to ANSI standard C. Uses the widely-accepted data-mark interpretation of TCP urgent data and discusses the consequences.For anyone working the TCP/IP suite of protocols.

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