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Systems analysis & design

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Probabilistic Machine Learning for Civil Engineers

Probabilistic Machine Learning for Civil Engineers

Author: James-A. (Assistant Professor, Polytechnique Montreal) Goulet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2020

An introduction to key concepts and techniques in probabilistic machine learning for civil engineering students and professionals; with many step-by-step examples, illustrations, and exercises. This book introduces probabilistic machine learning concepts to civil engineering students and professionals, presenting key approaches and techniques in a way that is accessible to readers without a specialized background in statistics or computer science. It presents different methods clearly and directly, through step-by-step examples, illustrations, and exercises. Having mastered the material, readers will be able to understand the more advanced machine learning literature from which this book draws. The book presents key approaches in the three subfields of probabilistic machine learning: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning. It first covers the background knowledge required to understand machine learning, including linear algebra and probability theory. It goes on to present Bayesian estimation, which is behind the formulation of both supervised and unsupervised learning methods, and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, which enable Bayesian estimation in certain complex cases. The book then covers approaches associated with supervised learning, including regression methods and classification methods, and notions associated with unsupervised learning, including clustering, dimensionality reduction, Bayesian networks, state-space models, and model calibration. Finally, the book introduces fundamental concepts of rational decisions in uncertain contexts and rational decision-making in uncertain and sequential contexts. Building on this, the book describes the basics of reinforcement learning, whereby a virtual agent learns how to make optimal decisions through trial and error while interacting with its environment.

Digital Logic With an Introduction to Verilog and FPGA-Based Design

Digital Logic With an Introduction to Verilog and FPGA-Based Design

Author: M. Rafiquzzaman, Steven A. McNinch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

Digital Logic with an Introduction to Verilog and FPGA-Based Design provides basic knowledge of field programmable gate array (FPGA) design and implementation using Verilog, a hardware description language (HDL) commonly used in the design and verification of digital circuits. Emphasizing fundamental principles, this student-friendly textbook is an ideal resource for introductory digital logic courses. Chapters offer clear explanations of key concepts and step-by-step procedures that illustrate the real-world application of FPGA-based design. Designed for beginning students familiar with DC circuits and the C programming language, the text begins by describing of basic terminologies and essential concepts of digital integrated circuits using transistors. Subsequent chapters cover device level and logic level design in detail, including combinational and sequential circuits used in the design of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Topics include Boolean algebra and functions, analysis and design of sequential circuits using logic gates, FPGA-based implementation using CAD software tools, and combinational logic design using various HDLs with focus on Verilog.

Classics in Applied Mathematics The Statistical Theory of Linear Systems

Classics in Applied Mathematics The Statistical Theory of Linear Systems

Author: E. J. Hannan, Manfred Deistler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2020

Originally published in 1988, this classic text treats the identification of noisy (multi-input and multi-output) linear systems, particularly systems in ARMAX and state space form. The book covers structure theory, including identifiability, realisation and parameterisation of linear systems; analysis of topological and geometrical properties of parameter spaces and parameterisations for estimation and model selection; Gaussian maximum likelihood estimation of real-valued parameters of linear systems; model selection; calculation of estimates; and approximation by rational transfer functions. This edition includes an extensive new introduction that outlines developments since the book's original publication, such as subspace identification, data-driven local coordinates and the results on post-model-selection estimators. It also provides a section of errata and an updated bibliography. Researchers and graduate students studying time series statistics, systems identification, econometrics and signal processing will find this book useful for its interweaving of foundational information on structure theory and statistical analysis of linear systems.

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Author: Guy Andre (Professor Centralesupelec & Estia) Boy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Human-Systems Integration: From Virtual to Tangible Subject Guide: Ergonomics and Human Factors This book is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to human-systems integration (HSI). Good HSI is a matter of maturity... it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human-machine teaming, where human-machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations, and new jobs without considering change management. More specifically, this book is a follow-up of previous contributions in human-centered design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward HSI. The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly autonomous complex systems, human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, systems integration, and changed management in digital organizations. The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors, and the broader public.

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Author: Guy Andre (Professor Centralesupelec & Estia) Boy Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Human-Systems Integration: From Virtual to Tangible Subject Guide: Ergonomics and Human Factors This book is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to human-systems integration (HSI). Good HSI is a matter of maturity... it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human-machine teaming, where human-machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations, and new jobs without considering change management. More specifically, this book is a follow-up of previous contributions in human-centered design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward HSI. The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly autonomous complex systems, human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, systems integration, and changed management in digital organizations. The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors, and the broader public.

Storytelling in Design

Storytelling in Design

Author: Anna Dahlstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2020

With the wide variety of devices, touch points, and channels in use, your ability to control how people navigate your well-crafted experiences is fading. Yet it's still important to understand where people are in their journey if you're to deliver the right content and interactions at the right time and on the right device. This practical guide shows you how storytelling can make a powerful difference in product design. Author Anna Dahlstroem details the many ways you can use storytelling in your projects and throughout your organization. By applying tried-and-tested principles from film and fiction to the context of design and business, you'll learn to create great product experiences. Learn how the anatomy of a great story can make a difference in product design Explore how traditional storytelling principles, tools, and methods relate to key product design aspects Understand how purposeful storytelling helps tell the right story and move people into action Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your work

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers

Author: Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Ahmed, Mohammed Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers in its second edition incorporates changes and introduces new concepts using Visual Basic.NET, a programming language chosen for its ease of comprehensive usage. This book offers a complete understanding of the basic principles of environmental engineering and integrates new sections that address Noise Pollution and Abatement and municipal solid-waste problem solving, financing of waste facilities, and the engineering of treatment methods that address sanitary landfill, biochemical processes, and combustion and energy recovery. Its practical approach serves to aid in the teaching of environmental engineering unit operations and processes design and demonstrates effective problem-solving practices that facilitate self-teaching. A vital reference for students and professional sanitary and environmental engineers this work also serves as a stand-alone problem-solving text with well-defined, real-work examples and explanations.

Joint Cognitive Systems Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering

Joint Cognitive Systems Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering

Author: Erik Hollnagel, David D. Woods Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Nothing has been more prolific over the past century than human/machine interaction. Automobiles, telephones, computers, manufacturing machines, robots, office equipment, machines large and small; all affect the very essence of our daily lives. However, this interaction has not always been efficient or easy and has at times turned fairly hazardous. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) seeks to improve this situation by the careful study of human/machine interaction as the meaningful behavior of a unified system. Written by pioneers in the development of CSE, Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering offers a principled approach to studying human work with complex technology. The authors use a top-down, functional approach and emphasize a proactive (coping) perspective on work that overcomes the limitations of the structural human information processing view. They describe a conceptual framework for analysis with concrete theories and methods for joint system modeling that can be applied across the spectrum of single human/machine systems, social/technical systems, and whole organizations. The book explores both current and potential applications of CSE illustrated by examples. Understanding the complexities and functions of the human/machine interaction is critical to designing safe, highly functional, and efficient technological systems. This is a critical reference for students, designers, and engineers in a wide variety of disciplines.

Joint Cognitive Systems Patterns in Cognitive Systems Engineering

Joint Cognitive Systems Patterns in Cognitive Systems Engineering

Author: David D. Woods, Erik Hollnagel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Our fascination with new technologies is based on the assumption that more powerful automation will overcome human limitations and make our systems 'faster, better, cheaper,' resulting in simple, easy tasks for people. But how does new technology and more powerful automation change our work? Research in Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) looks at the intersection of people, technology, and work. What it has found is not stories of simplification through more automation, but stories of complexity and adaptation. When work changed through new technology, practitioners had to cope with new complexities and tighter constraints. They adapted their strategies and the artifacts to work around difficulties and accomplish their goals as responsible agents. The surprise was that new powers had transformed work, creating new roles, new decisions, and new vulnerabilities. Ironically, more autonomous machines have created the requirement for more sophisticated forms of coordination across people, and across people and machines, to adapt to new demands and pressures. This book synthesizes these emergent Patterns though stories about coordination and mis-coordination, resilience and brittleness, affordance and clumsiness in a variety of settings, from a hospital intensive care unit, to a nuclear power control room, to a space shuttle control center. The stories reveal how new demands make work difficult, how people at work adapt but get trapped by complexity, and how people at a distance from work oversimplify their perceptions of the complexities, squeezing practitioners. The authors explore how CSE observes at the intersection of people, technology, and work, how CSE abstracts patterns behind the surface details and wide variations, and how CSE discovers promising new directions to help people cope with complexities. The stories of CSE show that one key to well-adapted work is the ability to be prepared to be surprised. Are you ready?

Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020 A hands-on guide to becoming an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional

Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020 A hands-on guide to becoming an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional

Author: Tayseer Almattar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

Explore a practical and example-driven approach to understanding SOLIDWORKS 2020 and achieving CSWA and CSWP certification Key Features Gain comprehensive insights into the core aspects of mechanical part modeling Get up to speed with generating assembly designs with both standard and advanced mates Focus on design practices for both 2D as well as 3D modeling and prepare to achieve CWSP and CWSA certification Book DescriptionSOLIDWORKS is the leading choice for 3D engineering and product design applications across industries such as aviation, automobiles, and consumer product design. This book takes a practical approach to getting you up and running with SOLIDWORKS 2020. You'll start with the basics, exploring the software interface and working with drawing files. The book then guides you through topics such as sketching, building complex 3D models, generating dynamic and static assemblies, and generating 2D engineering drawings to equip you for mechanical design projects. You'll also do practical exercises to get hands-on with creating sketches, 3D part models, assemblies, and drawings. To reinforce your understanding of SOLIDWORKS, the book is supplemented by downloadable files that will help you follow up with the concepts and exercises found in the book. By the end of this book, you'll have gained the skills you need to create professional 3D mechanical models using SOLIDWORKS, and you'll be able to prepare effectively for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exams. What you will learn Understand the fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS and parametric modeling Create professional 2D sketches as bases for 3D models using simple and advanced modeling techniques Use SOLIDWORKS drawing tools to generate standard engineering drawings Evaluate mass properties and materials for designing parts and assemblies Understand the objectives and the formats of the CSWA and CSWP exams Discover expert tips and tricks to generate different part and assembly configurations for your mechanical designs Who this book is forThis book is for aspiring engineers, designers, drafting technicians, or anyone looking to get started with the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) will also find this book useful.

Learn Microsoft PowerApps Build customized business applications without writing any code

Learn Microsoft PowerApps Build customized business applications without writing any code

Author: Matthew Weston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

A step-by-step guide that will help you create, share, and deploy applications across your organization using MS PowerApps Key Features Create apps with rich user experiences without paying for costly developers Improve productivity with business process automation using Microsoft Power Automate Build enterprise-grade apps with MS PowerApps' built-in storage space, Common Data Service Book DescriptionMicrosoft PowerApps provides a modern approach to building business applications for mobile, tablet, and browser. Learn Microsoft PowerApps will guide you in creating powerful and productive apps that will add value to your organization by helping you transform old and inefficient processes and workflows. Starting with an introduction to PowerApps, this book will help you set up and configure your first application. You'll explore a variety of built-in templates and understand the key difference between types of applications such as canvas and model-driven apps, which are used to create apps for specific business scenarios. In addition to this, you'll learn how to generate and integrate apps directly with SharePoint, and gain an understanding of PowerApps key components such as connectors and formulas. As you advance, you'll be able to use various controls and data sources, including technologies such as GPS, and combine them to create an iterative app. Finally, the book will help you understand how PowerApps can use several Microsoft Power Automate and Azure functionalities to improve your applications. By the end of this PowerApps book, you'll be ready to confidently develop lightweight business applications with minimal code. What you will learn Design an app by simply dragging and dropping elements onto your canvas Understand how to store images within PowerApps Explore the use of GPS and how you can use GPS data in PowerApps Get to grips with using barcodes and QR codes in your apps Share your applications with the help of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Use connectors to share data between your app and Microsoft's app ecosystem Who this book is forThis book is ideal for business analysts, IT professionals, and both developers and non-developers alike. If you want to meet business needs by creating high productivity apps, this book is for you. Don't worry if you have no experience or knowledge of PowerApps, this book simplifies PowerApps for beginners.