This book is important because it is the first textbook in an area that has become very popular in recent times. There are around 250 research groups in crystal engineering worldwide today. The subject has been researched for around 40 years but there is still no textbook at the level of senior undergraduates and beginning PhD students. This book is expected to fill this gap.The writing style is simple, with an adequate number of exercises and problems, and the diagrams are easy to understand. This book consists major areas of the subject, including organic crystals and co-ordination polymers, and can easily form the basis of a 30 to 40 lecture course for senior undergraduates.
This book provides the foundation of optical network communication and optical traffic engineering while highlighting the theories behind the development of new concepts and techniques capable of providing better resource reservation and allocation. It also addresses issues related to Quality of Service provision, satisfaction management, and optical network and data protection. It discusses methods for an efficient control and planning. The book also develops optical TCP/IP networking-related theory for more effective IP traffic control and management. Developed models and techniques address, particularly, optical buffering, grooming, switching, survivability, and security. Various engineering techniques are also presented in details (along with useful examples) for traffic management, resource allocation, active component protection and network planning. Will help engineers needing to achieve optical network engineering tasks including resource allocation, QoS provision, and network planning. It is highly useful for graduate students starting their first steps in research and needing to learn a well established discipline. The book presents a formal framework allowing to show how mathematical theories can be used to provide optical communication modeling and measurable control of active optical components. Delves into the current state of the art and can be used as a handbook for different classes at the graduate level and the undergraduate level. It presents a large picture that discusses the QoS provision in general and the formal aspects allowing a good control of resources including buffering, in particular. Additionally, the book covers: the impact of quality of service requirements and does not develop the aspects related optical buffering, and planning, issues such as security, quality of service provision and the switching techniques, modeling and QoS provision.
Surrogate models expedite the search for promising designs by standing in for expensive design evaluations or simulations. They provide a global model of some metric of a design (such as weight, aerodynamic drag, cost, etc.), which can then be optimized efficiently. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is a self-contained guide to surrogate models and their use in engineering design. The fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate are presented in a manner accessible to novices in the field. Figures are used liberally to explain the key concepts and clearly show the differences between the various techniques, as well as to emphasize the intuitive nature of the conceptual and mathematical reasoning behind them. <p> More advanced and recent concepts are each presented in stand-alone chapters, allowing the reader to concentrate on material pertinent to their current design problem, and concepts are clearly demonstrated using simple design problems. This collection of advanced concepts (visualization, constraint handling, coping with noisy data, gradient-enhanced modelling, multi-fidelity analysis and multiple objectives) represents an invaluable reference manual for engineers and researchers active in the area. <p> <p> <i>Engineering Design via Surrogate Modelling</i> is complemented by a suite of Matlab codes, allowing the reader to apply all the techniques presented to their own design problems. By applying statistical modelling to engineering design, this book bridges the wide gap between the engineering and statistics communities. It will appeal to postgraduates and researchers across the academic engineering design community as well as practising design engineers. <p> <ul> <li>Provides an inclusive and practical guide to using surrogates in engineering design. <li>Presents the fundamentals of building, selecting, validating, searching and refining a surrogate model. <li>Guides the reader through the practical implementation of a surrogate-based design process using a set of case studies from real engineering design challenges. </ul> <p> <b>Accompanied by a companion website featuring Matlab software at</b> <b><u><a href="http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester">http://www.wiley.com/go/forrester</a></u></b>
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