Author: John Allen Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474403

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 1388

Software Design for Engineers and Scientists integrates three core areas of computing: . Software engineering - including both traditional methods and the insights of 'extreme programming' . Program design - including the analysis of data structures and algorithms . Practical object-oriented programming Without assuming prior knowledge of any particular programming language, and avoiding the need for students to learn from separate, specialised Computer Science texts, John Robinson takes the reader from small-scale programing to competence in large software projects, all within one volume. Copious examples and case studies are provided in C++. The book is especially suitable for undergraduates in the natural sciences and all branches of engineering who have some knowledge of computing basics, and now need to understand and apply software design to tasks like data analysis, simulation, signal processing or visualisation. John Robinson introduces both software theory and its application to problem solving using a range of design principles, applied to the creation of medium-sized systems, providing key methods and tools for designing reliable, efficient, maintainable programs. The case studies are presented within scientific contexts to illustrate all aspects of the design process, allowing students to relate theory to real-world applications. Core computing topics - usually found in separate specialised texts - presented to meet the specific requirements of science and engineering students Demonstrates good practice through applications, case studies and worked examples based in real-world contexts
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Author: Julio Sanchez,Maria P. Canton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351835890

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 4029

Software requirements for engineering and scientific applications are almost always computational and possess an advanced mathematical component. However, an application that calls for calculating a statistical function, or performs basic differentiation of integration, cannot be easily developed in C++ or most programming languages. In such a case, the engineer or scientist must assume the role of software developer. And even though scientists who take on the role as programmer can sometimes be the originators of major software products, they often waste valuable time developing algorithms that lead to untested and unreliable routines. Software Solutions for Engineers and Scientists addresses the ever present demand for professionals to develop their own software by supplying them with a toolkit and problem-solving resource for developing computational applications. The authors' provide shortcuts to avoid complications, bearing in mind the technical and mathematical ability of their audience. The first section introduces the basic concepts of number systems, storage of numerical data, and machine arithmetic. Chapters on the Intel math unit architecture, data conversions, and the details of math unit programming establish a framework for developing routines in engineering and scientific code. The second part, entitled Application Development, covers the implementation of a C++ program and flowcharting. A tutorial on Windows programming supplies skills that allow readers to create professional quality programs. The section on project engineering examines the software engineering field, describing its common qualities, principles, and paradigms. This is followed by a discussion on the description and specification of software projects, including object-oriented approaches to software development. With the introduction of this volume, professionals can now design effective applications that meet their own field-specific requirements using modern tools and technology.
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Author: Paul W. Ross

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849325304

Category: Computers

Page: 1584

View: 3590

The Handbook of Software for Engineers and Scientists is a single-volume, ready reference for the practicing engineer and scientist in industry, government, and academia as well as the novice computer user. It provides the most up-to-date information in a variety of areas such as common platforms and operating systems, applications programs, networking, and many other problem-solving tools necessary to effectively use computers on a daily basis. Specific platforms and environments thoroughly discussed include MS-DOS®, Microsoft® WindowsTM, the Macintosh® and its various systems, UNIXTM, DEC VAXTM, IBM® mainframes, OS/2®, WindowsTM NT, and NeXTSTEPTM. Word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, integrated packages, computer presentation systems, groupware, and a number of useful utilities are also covered. Several extensive sections in the book are devoted to mathematical and statistical software. Information is provided on circuits and control simulation programs, finite element tools, and solid modeling tools. Additional coverage is included on data communications and networking. Many appendices at the end of the book provide useful supplemental information, such as ASCII codes, RS-232 parallel port and pinout information, and ANSI escape sequences. This valuable resource handbook brings together a wide variety of topics and offers a wealth of information at the reader's fingertips.
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Author: Gary J. Bronson

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: 9780534993801

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 826

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Bronson's robust second edition makes C++ accessible to first level engineering students, as C++ continues to gain a stronghold in the engineering and scientific communities.
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Author: Harry Cheng

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

ISBN: 9780077290467

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 429

C for Engineers and Scientists is a complete and authoritative introduction to computer programming in C, with introductions to object-oriented programming in C++, and graphical plotting and numerical computing in C/C++ interpreter Ch® and MATLAB® for applications in engineering and science. This book is designed to teach students how to solve engineering and science problems using C. It teaches beginners with no previous programming experience the underlying working principles of scientific computing and a disciplined approach for software development. All the major features of C89 and C99 are presented with numerous engineering application examples derived from production code. The book reveals the coding techniques used by the best C programmers and shows how experts solve problems in C. It is also an invaluable resource and reference book for seasoned programmers. C for Engineers and Scientists focuses on systematic software design approach in C for applications in engineering and science following the C99, the latest standard developed by the ANSI and ISO C Standard Committees which resolved many deficiencies of C89 for applications in engineering and science. The book includes a companion CD which contains the C/C++ interpreter Ch for use as an instructional tool as well as Visual C++ and gcc/g++ compilers to help teaching and learning of C and C++. Ch presents a pedagogically effective user-friendly interactive computing environment for the simplest possible teaching/learning computer programming in C so that the students can focus on improving their program design and problem solving skills.
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An Engineering and Scientific Approach

Author: Marcus S. Fisher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387479392

Category: Computers

Page: 172

View: 6851

This book fills the critical need for an in-depth technical reference providing the methods and techniques for building and maintaining confidence in many varities of system software. The intent is to help develop reliable answers to such critical questions as: 1) Are we building the right software for the need? and 2) Are we building the software right? Software Verification and Validation: An Engineering and Scientific Approach is structured for research scientists and practitioners in industry. The book is also suitable as a secondary textbook for advanced-level students in computer science and engineering.
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Author: Stephen J. Chapman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130335203

Category: Computers

Page: 676

View: 697

Presenting Java details on a need to know basis, this concise introduction to Java develops and executes practical examples useful for solving problems in an engineering environment. KEY TOPICS Focused on the proper way to write reliable Java programs, it outlines excellent software development practices; uses a top-down design technique to break the program up into logical portions; and demonstrates object re-usability by building later examples on the classes and methods created in earlier examples. The book also includes a number of supporting classes to make it easier for engineers to format numbers in Java, to display data in linear or logarithmic plots, to work with complex numbers, to manipulate arrays, and to perform such common engineering calculations as FFTs, convolutions, correlations, etc. Engineering and Science professionals.
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Author: Adrian A. Hopgood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420042025

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 6404

This updated version of the best-selling Knowledge-Based Systems for Engineers and Scientists (CRC Press, 1993) embraces both the explicit knowledge-based models retained from the first edition and the implicit numerical models represented by neural networks and optimization algorithms. The title change to Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists reflects its broader scope, incorporating knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence, and their hybrids. Clear and concise, the book shows the issues encountered in the development of applied systems and describes a wide range of intelligent systems techniques. The author describes each technique at the level of detail required to develop intelligent systems for real applications. Whether you are building intelligent systems or you simply want to know more about them, Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists provides you with a detailed, up-to-date, and practical guide to solving real problems in science and engineering. This indispensable book provides everything in one volume: BREADTH - from knowledge-based systems to computational intelligence DEPTH - from introductory concepts to advanced specialist techniques SCOPE - from principles to practicalities
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The Object-Oriented Way

Author: Damian Rouson,Jim Xia,Xiaofeng Xu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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The authors analyze how the structure of a package determines its developmental complexity according to such measures as bug search times and documentation information content. The work presents arguments for why these issues impact solution cost and time more than does scalable performance. The final chapter explores the question of scalable execution and shows how scalable design relates to scalable execution. The book's focus is on program organization, which has received considerable attention in the broader software engineering community, where graphical description standards for modeling software structure and behavior have been developed by computer scientists. These discussions might be enriched by engineers who write scientific codes. This book aims to bring such scientific programmers into discussion with computer scientists. The authors do so by introducing object-oriented software design patterns in the context of scientific simulation.
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Author: James T. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461214742

Category: Computers

Page: 393

View: 6337

This concise guide covers the fundamental aspects of the numerical analysis, basing upon it the construction of its routines for solving nonlinear equations, linear and nonlinear systems of equations, and eigenvalue problems. Focusing on software development, this book emphasizes software tools, OOP techniques for handling vectors, polynomials, and matrices. Using actual examples to demonstrate reusable tools, the book enables readers to solve broad classes of software development and programming challenges. It adopts a balanced approach between OOP techniques and quick and dirty number crunching, and emphasizes the use of OOP features in implementing vector, polynomial and matrix algebra. As a practical reference, it will help developers and consultants setting up applications programs for electrical, electronic engineering and physical sciences who need to develop clean, efficient C++ programs in minimal time.
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A Resource for Multidisciplinary Work in Technology Enhanced Learning

Author: Pierre Tchounikine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642200038

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 9218

Developing educational software requires thinking, problematizing, representing, modeling, implementing and analyzing pedagogical objectives and issues, as well as conceptual models and software architectures. Computer scientists face the difficulty of understanding the particular issues and phenomena to be taken into account in educational software projects and of avoiding a naïve technocentered perspective. On the other hand, actors with backgrounds in human or social sciences face the difficulty of understanding software design and implementation issues, and how computer scientists engage in these tasks. Tchounikine argues that these difficulties cannot be solved by building a kind of “general theory” or “general engineering methodology” to be adopted by all actors for all projects: educational software projects may correspond to very different realities, and may be conducted within very different perspectives and with very different matters of concern. Thus the issue of understanding each others’ perspectives and elaborating some common ground is to be considered in context, within the considered project or perspective. To this end, he provides the reader with a framework and means for actively taking into account the relationships between pedagogical settings and software, and for working together in a multidisciplinary way to develop educational software. His book is for actors engaged in research or development projects which require inventing, designing, adapting, implementing or analyzing educational software. The core audience is Master’s and PhD students, researchers and engineers from computer science or human and social sciences (e.g., education, psychology, pedagogy, philosophy, communications or sociology) interested in the issues raised by educational software design and analysis and in the variety of perspectives that may be adopted.
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Author: Jose Luiz Fiadeiro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540209093

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 9451

Demonstrates how category theory can be used for formal software development. The mathematical toolbox for the Software Engineering in the new age of complex interactive systems.
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Author: Adrian A. Hopgood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439821208

Category: Computers

Page: 451

View: 1886

The third edition of this bestseller examines the principles of artificial intelligence and their application to engineering and science, as well as techniques for developing intelligent systems to solve practical problems. Covering the full spectrum of intelligent systems techniques, it incorporates knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence, and their hybrids. Using clear and concise language, Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition features updates and improvements throughout all chapters. It includes expanded and separated chapters on genetic algorithms and single-candidate optimization techniques, while the chapter on neural networks now covers spiking networks and a range of recurrent networks. The book also provides extended coverage of fuzzy logic, including type-2 and fuzzy control systems. Example programs using rules and uncertainty are presented in an industry-standard format, so that you can run them yourself. The first part of the book describes key techniques of artificial intelligence—including rule-based systems, Bayesian updating, certainty theory, fuzzy logic (types 1 and 2), frames, objects, agents, symbolic learning, case-based reasoning, genetic algorithms, optimization algorithms, neural networks, hybrids, and the Lisp and Prolog languages. The second part describes a wide range of practical applications in interpretation and diagnosis, design and selection, planning, and control. The author provides sufficient detail to help you develop your own intelligent systems for real applications. Whether you are building intelligent systems or you simply want to know more about them, this book provides you with detailed and up-to-date guidance. Check out the significantly expanded set of free web-based resources that support the book at: http://www.adrianhopgood.com/aitoolkit/
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Author: Gary J. Bronson

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: 9780534384531

Category: Computers

Page: 812

View: 560

Gary Bronson makes Java accessible to first level engineering students. Featuring a wealth of practical, engineering-oriented examples and applications, the book teaches the fundamentals of Java with a gradual refinement of programming skills from a procedural to an object orientation. Part One presents procedural programming with an emphasis on modular program design, and helps readers understand the importance of writing programs that can be easily modified and maintained. Part Two on object-oriented programming and Part Three on data structures are interchangeable for teaching flexibility. Problem solving techniques, software engineering, and completed applications are emphasized throughout.
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Author: Heinrich Hußmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540636137

Category: Computers

Page: 286

View: 1955

In this book, Hussmann builds a bridge between the pragmatic methods for the design of information systems and the formal, mathematical background. Firstly, the principal feasibility of an integration of the different methods is demonstrated. Secondly, the formalism is used as a systematic semantic analysis of the concepts in SSADM, a British standard structured software engineering method. Thirdly, a way of obtaining a hybrid formal-pragmatic specification using a combination of SSADM notations and formal (SPECTRUM) specifications is shown. This well-written book encourages scientists and software engineers to apply formal methods to practical software development problems.
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Author: J. E. Cooling

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780201596205

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 4796

The comprehensive coverage and real-world perspective makes the book accessible and appealing to both beginners and experienced designers. Covers both the fundamentals of software design and modern design methodologies Provides comparisons of different development methods, tools and languages Blends theory and practical experience together Emphasises the use of diagrams and is highly illustrated
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Author: Rama Reddy,Carol Ziegler

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763739522

Category: Computers

Page: 837

View: 3945

C is a favored and widely used programming language, particularly within the fields of science and engineering. C Programming for Scientists and Engineers with Applications guides readers through the fundamental, as well as the advanced concepts, of the C programming language as it applies to solving engineering and scientific problems. Ideal for readers with no prior programming experience, this text provides numerous sample problems and their solutions in the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, physics, chemistry, and more. It begins with a chapter focused on the basic terminology relating to hardware, software, problem definition and solution. From there readers are quickly brought into the key elements of C and will be writing their own code upon completion of Chapter 2. Concepts are then gradually built upon using a strong, structured approach with syntax and semantics presented in an easy-to-understand sentence format. Readers will find C Programming for Scientists and Engineers with Applications to be an engaging, user-friendly introduction to this popular language.
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Author: Pawan Lingras,Matt Triff,Rucha Lingras

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305105966

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 1052

This powerful new book introduces cross-platform app design as an excellent starting point for mastering app development. The book contains numerous applications that can be adapted to different projects. The book introduces HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile, Node.js, JSON, localStorage, sessionStorage, NoSQL using MongoDB, SQL using MySQL, templating using handlebars, and maps. A strong app-centric view emphasizes appropriate subsets of these technologies to help readers develop non-trivial apps. While apps continue to evolve and change, the technologies presented form the backbone of future cross-platform app development. Readers learn to work with all major mobile and web platforms using the book's active learning approach that has users type code in parallel as apps are developed. Exercises further encourage readers to make changes to the code and evaluate resulting app behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Opportunities in Information Technology

Author: Carolyn M. Veneri

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160617706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

View: 4357

Describes the occupations in the information technology field. Examines opportunities in the labor market and earnings for information technology workers. Explains how to prepare for a career in information technology.
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