La rencontre qui a tout chang
Justine raconte son année de Terminale : le bac, les amis, les envies, les projets, l’amour...Leur rentrée effectuée, leur lourd emploi du temps de Terminale assimilé, Justine et ses amis profitent de l’été indien pour organiser des fêtes à la maison bleue et des sorties au fast food. Tandis qu’Ingrid participe au casting d’une comédie musicale et qu’Eugénie est hospitalisée, le petit Théo entraîne toute la bande dans une mission anti 4x4... Quant à la rencontre avec Thibault, elle a changé du tout au tout l’existence de Justine.
Vortices in the Magnetic Ginzburg Landau Model
This book presents the mathematical study of vortices of the two-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau model, an important phenomenological model used to describe superconductivity. The vortices, identified as quantized amounts of vorticity of the superconducting current localized near points, are the objects of many observational and experimental studies, both past and present. The Ginzburg-Landau functionals considered include both the model cases with and without a magnetic field. The book acts a guide to the various branches of Ginzburg-Landau studies, provides context for the study of vortices, and presents a list of open problems in the field.
... c'est quoi ? Un concept inédit : plus de 200 méthodes pour réussir en chimie. ... c'est un livre de cours ? Pas du tout : un livre pour apprendre à utiliser concrètement les résultats du cours. ... c'est tout ? Non ! Il est bourré de conseils pratiques, d'astuces, d'erreurs à éviter. ... et les exercices ? Plus de 150 exercices méthodiquement corrigés. ... au fait, ça sert à quoi et à qui ? A préparer les concours et examens en chimie avec une efficacité maximale. Il est conforme aux programmes des options PC*, PC, PSI, MP*, MP. ... rien que ça ! ça doit être cher ? Pensez-vous ! Moins cher que 10 sandwiches jambon-beurre...
An introduction to geostatistics stressing the multivariate aspects for scientists, engineers and statisticians. The book presents a brief review of statistical concepts, a detailed introduction to linear geostatistics, and an account of three basic methods of multivariate analysis. Applications from very different areas of science, as well as exercises with solutions, are provided to help convey the general ideas. In this second edition, the chapters regarding normal kriging and cokriging have been restructured and the section on non-stationary geostatistics has been entirely rewritten.
RDF Database Systems
RDF Database Systems is a cutting-edge guide that distills everything you need to know to effectively use or design an RDF database. This book starts with the basics of linked open data and covers the most recent research, practice, and technologies to help you leverage semantic technology. With an approach that combines technical detail with theoretical background, this book shows how to design and develop semantic web applications, data models, indexing and query processing solutions. Understand the Semantic Web, RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, and OWL within the context of relational database management and NoSQL systems Learn about the prevailing RDF triples solutions for both relational and non-relational databases, including column family, document, graph, and NoSQL Implement systems using RDF data with helpful guidelines and various storage solutions for RDF Process SPARQL queries with detailed explanations of query optimization, query plans, caching, and more Evaluate which approaches and systems to use when developing Semantic Web applications with a helpful description of commercial and open-source systems
This presentation of the theory and practice of model checking includes basic as well as state-of-the-art techniques, algorithms and tools, and can be used as an introduction to the subject or a reference for researchers.
Real time Systems and Programming Languages
Real-Time Systems and Programming LanguagesAda 95, Real-Time Java and Real-Time POSIXAlan Burns and Andy WellingsHow do real-time systems differ from normal information systems? Which languages are best for implementing different real-time systems?The third edition of this best-selling text on real-time systems answers these and other questions. It provides an in-depth analysis of the requirements for designing and implementing real-time embedded systems, and discusses how these requirements are met by current languages and operating systems. The languages are not only described, but also critically evaluated. No other book on real-time (or concurrent) programming languages covers the same breadth of material.New to this edition Real-Time Java is introduced Updated coverage of Real-Time POSIX to reflect the current standard A summary of the Real-Time CORBA effort A description of the Ada-based Ravenscar profile for high-integrity systems Expanded coverage of schedulability analysisAlan Burns and Andy Wellings are both based in the Computer Science Department at the University of York, UK. Professor Burns holds a Personal Chair in Real-Time Systems. He has authored or co-authored ov
With more than 200 practical recipes, this book helps you perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently. The R language provides everything you need to do statistical work, but its structure can be difficult to master. This collection of concise, task-oriented recipes makes you productive with R immediately, with solutions ranging from basic tasks to input and output, general statistics, graphics, and linear regression. Each recipe addresses a specific problem, with a discussion that explains the solution and offers insight into how it works. If you’re a beginner, R Cookbook will help get you started. If you’re an experienced data programmer, it will jog your memory and expand your horizons. You’ll get the job done faster and learn more about R in the process. Create vectors, handle variables, and perform other basic functions Input and output data Tackle data structures such as matrices, lists, factors, and data frames Work with probability, probability distributions, and random variables Calculate statistics and confidence intervals, and perform statistical tests Create a variety of graphic displays Build statistical models with linear regressions and analysis of variance (ANOVA) Explore advanced statistical techniques, such as finding clusters in your data "Wonderfully readable, R Cookbook serves not only as a solutions manual of sorts, but as a truly enjoyable way to explore the R language—one practical example at a time."—Jeffrey Ryan, software consultant and R package author
The Private Science of Louis Pasteur
In The Private Science of Louis Pasteur, Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison uses Pasteur's laboratory notebooks, made available only recently, and his published papers to present a rich and full account of some of the most famous episodes in the history of science and their darker sides--for example, Pasteur's rush to develop the rabies vaccine and the human risks his haste entailed. The discrepancies between the public record and the "private science" of Louis Pasteur tell us as much about the man as they do about the highly competitive and political world he learned to master. Although experimental ingenuity served Pasteur well, he also owed much of his success to the polemical virtuosity and political savvy that won him unprecedented financial support from the French state during the late nineteenth century. But a close look at his greatest achievements raises ethical issues. In the case of Pasteur's widely publicized anthrax vaccine, Geison reveals its initial defects and how Pasteur, in order to avoid embarrassment, secretly incorporated a rival colleague's findings to make his version of the vaccine work. Pasteur's premature decision to apply his rabies treatment to his first animal-bite victims raises even deeper questions and must be understood not only in terms of the ethics of human experimentation and scientific method, but also in light of Pasteur's shift from a biological theory of immunity to a chemical theory--similar to ones he had often disparaged when advanced by his competitors. Through his vivid reconstruction of the professional rivalries as well as the national adulation that surrounded Pasteur, Geison places him in his wider cultural context. In giving Pasteur the close scrutiny his fame and achievements deserve, Geison's book offers compelling reading for anyone interested in the social and ethical dimensions of science. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association