Evolutionary Computation for Modeling and Optimization by Daniel Ashlock

By Daniel Ashlock

Evolutionary Computation for Optimization and Modeling is an creation to evolutionary computation, a box consisting of genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, evolution options, and genetic programming. The textual content is a survey of a few software of evolutionary algorithms. It introduces mutation, crossover, layout problems with choice and substitute tools, the problem of populations measurement, and the query of layout of the health functionality. it is usually a methodological fabric on effective implementation. the various different issues during this e-book contain the layout of straightforward evolutionary algorithms, purposes to different types of optimization, evolutionary robotics, uncomplicated evolutionary neural computation, and a number of other sorts of automated programming together with genetic programming. The e-book supplies functions to biology and bioinformatics and introduces a couple of instruments that may be utilized in organic modeling, together with evolutionary online game thought. complex innovations comparable to mobile encoding, grammar dependent encoding, and graph established evolutionary algorithms also are covered.

This publication provides lots of homework difficulties, tasks, and experiments, with a aim of illustrating unmarried features of evolutionary computation and evaluating diversified equipment. Its readership is meant for an undergraduate or first-year graduate path in evolutionary computation for machine technology, engineering, or different computational technology scholars. Engineering, computing device technology, and utilized math scholars will locate this publication an invaluable consultant to utilizing evolutionary algorithms as an issue fixing software.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide, Second Edition by James Floyd Kelly

By James Floyd Kelly

This introductory programming advisor for the Lego Mindstorms NXT method is a distinct development on different introductory programming books
especially for the younger roboticist in that it used to be written by way of an business Engineer and Roboticist trying to supply the reader the instruments they should make Mindstorms tasks run. whereas it proceeds from easy examples and follows a great pedagogical procedure of emphasizing one set of strategies according to bankruptcy by means of conscientiously adapted examples, it places those examples within the context of whole robotics initiatives and illustrates the visible features of the NXT-G language. The younger hobbyist will see this procedure as one giving them the instruments had to construct extra refined and interesting Mindstorms tasks instead of the teeth-pulling method of training and learning one other center college topic. The grownup fanatic of the Mindstorms NXT sequence also will assemble the talents they
need to extra discover the program and its onboard desktop exploiting the robust ARM processor in a visible language optimally suited for robotic sensing and motion.

An very good price, a special creation to programming within the context of Lego Robotics.

--Ira Laefsky
MSE/MBA IT and HCI advisor

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Game Physics (2nd Edition) by David H. Eberly

By David H. Eberly

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Game Physics is an advent to the information and methods had to create bodily reasonable 3D photograph environments. As a spouse quantity to Dave Eberly's average 3D video game Engine Design, Game Physics stocks the same sensible procedure and structure. Dave contains simulations to introduce the main difficulties concerned after which progressively unearths the mathematical and actual ideas had to resolve them. He then describes all of the algorithmic foundations and makes use of code examples and dealing resource code to teach how they're carried out, culminating in a wide number of actual simulations.

This booklet tackles the advanced, not easy concerns that different books stay away from, together with Lagrangian dynamics, inflexible physique dynamics, impulse tools, resting touch, linear complementarity difficulties, deformable our bodies, mass-spring platforms, friction, numerical resolution of differential equations, numerical balance and its dating to actual balance, and Verlet integration tools. Dave even describes while genuine physics isn't necessary-and hacked physics will do.

*CD-ROM with large C++ resource code that helps actual simulation. working platforms and compilers which are supported: home windows 2000/XP (Visual C++ types 6, 7.0, and 7.1), Linux (g++ 3.x), Macintosh OS 10.3 (Xcode, CodeWarrior 9), SGI IRIX (Mips professional 7.x), HP-UX (aCC), and sunlight Solaris (g++ 3.x). The resource is appropriate with many video game engines-including the Wild Magic engine, for which the whole resource code is included.
*Contains pattern functions for shader courses (OpenGL and DirectX), together with deformation by means of vertex displacement, dermis and bones for delicate item animation, rippling ocean waves with sensible lights, refraction results, Fresnel reflectance, and iridescence.
*Covers specific themes now not chanced on in other places, equivalent to linear complementarity difficulties and Lagrangian dynamics.
*Includes routines for tutorial use and a overview of crucial arithmetic.

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Programming C# 4.0, 6th Edition: Building Windows, Web, and by Ian Griffiths; Matthew Adams; Jesse Liberty

By Ian Griffiths; Matthew Adams; Jesse Liberty

With its help for dynamic programming, C# 4.0 maintains to conform as a flexible language by itself. but if C# is used with .NET Framework four, the combo is amazingly robust. This bestselling instructional indicates you the way to construct internet, machine, and wealthy net functions utilizing C# 4.0 with .NET's database services, UI framework (WPF), vast verbal exchange companies (WCF), and extra. you will study concurrent programming with C# 4.0, and the way to take advantage of .NET instruments corresponding to the Entity Framework for less complicated facts entry, and the Silverlight platform for browser-based RIA improvement.

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Python Phrasebook (Developer's Library) by Brad Dayley

By Brad Dayley

Python Phrasebook   Brad Dayley   crucial Code and instructions   Python Phrasebook grants the code words you want to speedy and successfully entire your programming initiatives in Python.   Concise and available effortless to hold and straightforward to use—lets you ditch all these cumbersome books for one transportable advisor   versatile and practical jam-packed with greater than a hundred customizable code snippets—so you could without problems code practical Python in exactly approximately any scenario   Brad Dayley is a software program engineer at Novell, Inc. He has been a method administrator and software program developer at the Unix, home windows, Linux, and NetWare systems for the prior 14 years. Brad co-developed a complicated debugging direction used to coach engineers and buyers and is the co-author of a number of Novell Press books.   Programming / Python   $16.99 united states / $20.99 CAN / ?11.99 internet united kingdom  

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Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Developer's Workbook by Steven Feuerstein, Andrew Odewahn

By Steven Feuerstein, Andrew Odewahn

In spite of the fact that first-class they're, such a lot laptop books are inherently passive-readers easily soak up textual content with no need any chance to react to it. The Oracle Pl/Sql Developer's Workbook is a unique type of animal! It's designed to have interaction you actively, to get you fixing programming difficulties instantly, and that will help you follow what you've realized approximately Pl/Sql-and within the technique deepen your wisdom of the language. via tackling the routines during this workbook, you'll end up relocating extra speedily alongside the training curve to affix the starting to be ranks of Pl/Sql specialists. The Oracle Pl/Sql Developer's Workbook is a spouse to Steven Feuerstein's bestselling Oracle Pl/Sql Programming and his different Pl/Sql books from O'Reilly. It includes a conscientiously developed set of difficulties and ideas that would try your language talents and assist you turn into a greater developer-both with Pl/Sql and with different languages. routines are supplied at 3 degrees: newbie, intermediate, and professional. The workbook workouts hide all of the significant positive aspects of Pl/Sql, together with these new to Oracle8i (e.g. Java and internet positive factors, independent transactions, and bulk binds). You'll locate chapters on: simple language elements-variables, naming, loops, conditional and sequential regulate, exception dealing with, and files. facts structures-index-by tables, nested tables, variables arrays (Varrays), and item know-how. Database interaction-cursors, Dml and transaction administration, cursor variables, and local dynamic Sql software construction-procedures, features, blocks, applications, database triggers, and calling Pl/Sql capabilities in Sql. integrated functionality-the personality, date, conversion, numeric, and miscellaneous services, and the Dbms_Sql, Dbms_Pipe, Dbms_Output, Utl_File, and Dbms_Job integrated applications. Miscellaneous topics-using Java with Pl/Sql, exterior courses, Pl/Sql net improvement, tuning Pl/Sql, and Pl/Sql for Dbas.

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The Art of Software Security Assessment: Identifying and by Mark Dowd, John McDonald, Justin Schuh

By Mark Dowd, John McDonald, Justin Schuh

“There are a couple of safe programming books out there, yet none that move as deep as this one. The intensity and aspect exceeds all books that i do know approximately by means of an order of magnitude.”
Halvar Flake, CEO and head of study, SABRE safety GmbH

The Definitive Insider’s consultant to Auditing software program Security

This is among the so much specified, subtle, and helpful courses to software program safeguard auditing ever written. The authors are best protection specialists and researchers who've for my part exposed vulnerabilities in functions starting from sendmail to Microsoft trade, cost element VPN to web Explorer. Drawing on their notable event, they introduce a start-to-finish method for “ripping apart” purposes to bare even the main refined and well-hidden safety flaws.

The paintings of software program safety Assessment covers the complete spectrum of software program vulnerabilities in either UNIX/Linux and home windows environments. It demonstrates tips to audit safeguard in purposes of all sizes and services, together with community and net software program. additionally, it teaches utilizing broad examples of genuine code drawn from previous flaws in lots of of the industry's highest-profile applications.

Coverage includes

• Code auditing: conception, perform, confirmed methodologies, and secrets and techniques of the trade
• Bridging the space among safe software program layout and post-implementation review
• acting architectural evaluation: layout evaluation, probability modeling, and operational review
• deciding on vulnerabilities relating to reminiscence administration, info forms, and malformed data
• UNIX/Linux review: privileges, documents, and processes
• Windows-specific matters, together with gadgets and the filesystem
• Auditing interprocess conversation, synchronization, and state
• comparing community software program: IP stacks, firewalls, and customary software protocols
• Auditing internet purposes and technologies

This e-book is an extraordinary source for everybody who needs to convey safe software program or guarantee the security of current software program: specialists, defense experts, builders, QA employees, testers, and directors alike.

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Future Generation Grids by Vladimir Getov, Domenico Laforenza, Alexander Reinefeld

By Vladimir Getov, Domenico Laforenza, Alexander Reinefeld

The net and the WebВ continue to haveВ a significant influence on society. by way of permitting us to find and entry details on an international scale, they've got created solely new companies and taken new intending to the time period surf. additionally, despite the fact that, we need processing, and more and more, we'd like collaborative processing inside of disbursed groups. This want has resulted in the construction of the Grid - an infrastructure that allows us to percentage features, and combine companies and assets inside and throughout enterprises.

Future new release Grids is the second one within the CoreGRID series.В  This edited quantity brings jointly contributed articles by way of scientists and researchers within the Grid neighborhood in an try to draw a clearer photo of the longer term new release Grids. This publication additionally identifies one of the most tough difficulties with a view to reaching the invisible Grid ideas.

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