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  • Achieving Systems Safetyby Chris Dale; Tom Anderson

    Springer 2012; US$ 159.00

    Achieving Systems Safety contains papers presented at the twentieth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held in Bristol, UK, in February 2012. The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics in the field of system safety, across all industry sectors, so the papers making up this volume offer a wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics,... more...

  • Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniquesby R. Venkata Rao; Vimal J. Savsani

    Springer 2012; US$ 159.00

    Mechanical design includes an optimization process in which designers always consider objectives such as strength, deflection, weight, wear, corrosion, etc. depending on the requirements. However, design optimization for a complete mechanical assembly leads to a complicated objective function with a large number of design variables. It is a good practice... more...

  • Community-Based Operations Researchby Michael P. Johnson

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    This edited volume is an introduction to diverse methods and applications in operations research focused on local populations and community-based organizations that have the potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities in tangible ways. The book's themes include: space, place and community; disadvantaged, underrepresented or underserved... more...

  • Quantitative Problem Solving Methods in the Airline Industryby Cynthia Barnhart; Barry Smith

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    This book reviews Operations Research theory, applications and practice in seven major areas of airline planning and operations. In each area, a team of academic and industry experts provides an overview of the business and technical landscape, a view of current best practices, a summary of open research questions and suggestions for relevant future... more...

  • Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programmingby Jon Lee; Sven Leyffer

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Many engineering, operations, and scientific applications include a mixture of discrete and continuous decision variables and nonlinear relationships involving the decision variables that have a pronounced effect on the set of feasible and optimal solutions. Mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) problems combine the numerical difficulties of... more...

  • Viability of Hybrid Systemsby G. Labinaz; M. Guay

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    The problem of viability of hybrid systems is considered in this work. A model for a hybrid system is developed including a means of including three forms of uncertainty: transition dynamics, structural uncertainty, and parametric uncertainty. A computational basis for viability of hybrid systems is developed and applied to three control law classes.... more...

  • Information Systems Theoryby Yogesh K. Dwivedi; Michael R. Wade; Scott L. Schneberger

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives: To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues. To outline and describe, for each of the various... more...

  • Information Systems Theoryby Yogesh K. Dwivedi; Michael R. Wade; Scott L. Schneberger

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives: To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues. To outline and describe, for each of the various... more...

  • Managerially Relevant Logistics Modelsby Chad Autry

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    These papers are analytically thorough and well grounded in contemporary theoretical perspectives, as well as highly applicable to modern business problems. The authors in each case have taken meaningful steps to explicitly show this applicability to practitioners, and the articles published in this issue thereby serve as excellent samples that future... more...