Author: Muni Budhu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126517671


Page: 656

View: 4931

Discover the Principles that Support the Practice! With its simplicity in presentation, this book makes the difficult concepts of soil mechanics and foundations much easier to understand! The author explains basic concepts and fundamental principles in the context of basic mechanics, physics, and mathematics. From Practical Situations and Essential Points to Practical Examples the book is packed with helpful hints and examples that make the material crystal clear. This book also includes a CD-ROM that offers readers hands-on learning.· Introduction to Soil Mechanics and Foundations· Geological Characteristics of Soils and Soils Investigation· Physical Soil Parameters· One-Dimensional Flow of Water through Soils· Stresses, Strains and Elastic Deformations of Soils· One-Dimensional Consolidation Settlement of Fine-Grained Soils· Shear Strength of Soils· A Critical State Model to Interpret Soil Behavior· Bearing Capacity of Soils and Settlement of Shallow Foundations· Pile Foundations· Two-Dimensional Flow of Water through Soils· Stability of Earth Retaining Structures· Slope Stability

Real Analysis and Foundations, Second Edition

Author: Steven G. Krantz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781584884835

Category: Mathematics

Page: 470

View: 7266

Students preparing for courses in real analysis often encounter either very exacting theoretical treatments or books without enough rigor to stimulate an in-depth understanding of the subject. Further complicating this, the field has not changed much over the past 150 years, prompting few authors to address the lackluster or overly complex dichotomy existing among the available texts. The enormously popular first edition of Real Analysis and Foundations gave students the appropriate combination of authority, rigor, and readability that made the topic accessible while retaining the strict discourse necessary to advance their understanding. The second edition maintains this feature while further integrating new concepts built on Fourier analysis and ideas about wavelets to indicate their application to the theory of signal processing. The author also introduces relevance to the material and surpasses a purely theoretical treatment by emphasizing the applications of real analysis to concrete engineering problems in higher dimensions. Expanded and updated, this text continues to build upon the foundations of real analysis to present novel applications to ordinary and partial differential equations, elliptic boundary value problems on the disc, and multivariable analysis. These qualities, along with more figures, streamlined proofs, and revamped exercises make this an even more lively and vital text than the popular first edition.

Pragmatism without Foundations 2nd ed

Reconciling Realism and Relativism

Author: Joseph Margolis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441167285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

View: 8839

In this remarkable book, Joseph Margolis, one of America's leading and most celebrated philosophers, examines the relationship between two apparently contradictory philosophical tendencies - realism and relativism. In order to examine the relationship between the two, Margolis establishes a taxomony of different kinds of realism and different kinds of relativism. Drawing on both the analytic and Continental traditions, he examines (from a pragmatic point of view) the various relationships between these two tendencies in the light of two major developments in modern philosophy - the concern for praxis and the concern for historicity. Twenty years after it was first published to great acclaim, Margolis has updated Pragmatism Without Foundations in the light of his most recent work and the development of pragmatism in the intellectual world. This second edition includes an updated preface and a brand new epilogue addressing these developments and their implications for his earlier work.

Preparedness Foundations 2nd Edition

Steps to Living a Preparedness Lifestyle

Author: Clayton Whitson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781489545350


Page: 76

View: 5926

Survival of local and regional disasters. This beginners manual is designed to be used with a small group over 9 weeks to gather resources and confidence to withstand any storm.

The Mechanics of Soils and Foundations, Second Edition

Author: John Atkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351990039

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 8685

Ideal for undergraduates of geotechnical engineering for civil engineers, this established textbook sets out the basic theories of soil mechanics in a clear and straightforward way; combining both classical and critical state theories and giving students a good grounding in the subject which will last right through into a career as a geotechnical engineer. The subject is broken down into discrete topics which are presented in a series of short, focused chapters with clear and accessible text that develops from the purely theoretical to discussing practical applications. Soil behaviour is described by relatively simple equations with clear parameters while a number of worked examples and simple experimental demonstrations are included to illustrate the principles involved and aid reader understanding.

Laying the Foundations, Second Edition

A Practical Guide to Sex and Relationships Education in Primary Schools

Author: Anna Martinez,Vanessa Cooper,Jane Lees

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1907969985

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 1947

Teaching children about sex and relationships is an essential but challenging part of a primary school teacher's role. The second edition of this market leading practical guide supports primary school staff in teaching SRE and developing SRE policy and practice

Nursing Theories

Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations, Second Edition

Author: Hesook Kim, PhD, RN,Ingrid Kollak

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826140050

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 1327

"This book is written for advanced nursing students. The second edition of Nursing theories explores the conceptual and philosophical foundations of selected major nursing theories. The book is not a survey or evaluation of nursing theories, but is designed to assist students in understanding the core philosophical concepts behind nursing theories and how they can be applied to current nursing practice. New to this second edition: Essays warranted by developments in the science and research of nursing. Three chapters addressing: pragmatism, evidence-based nursing, biography. Newly authored chapters on systems and transcultural thoughts reflecting current thinking and new directions. Completely rewritten chapters on interaction and self-care to incorporate current debates"--Provided by the publisher.

Foundations of Design (2nd Edition)

Author: Jeff Davis

Publisher: Tempe Digital

ISBN: 0986163732

Category: Design

Page: 150

View: 9826

Foundations of Design by Jeff Davis provides a straightforward examination of the basic principles of two-dimensional design. Written in a clear and concise style, this textbook presents the elements of design in a logical order, with each chapter building on the next. The book employs a highly visual design with numerous diagrams that elegantly illustrate the fundamental design concepts. The diagrams are paired with relevant examples of contemporary art that connect theory to application. Foundations of Design has been written to be accessible by anyone with an interest in art or design. The efficient, practical approach provides useful guidance for beginning students and practicing professionals alike. The universal ideas on visual communication are appropriate for any creative field, including fine art, graphic design, advertising, illustration, web design, and photography. Foundations of Design is an essential addition to any art and design library. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 - Design Chapter 2 - Format Chapter 3 - Line Chapter 4 - Shape Chapter 5 - Size Chapter 6 - Color Chapter 7 - Texture Chapter 8 - Composition Chapter 9 - Space Chapter 10 - Grouping Chapter 11 - Contrast Chapter 12 - Balance Chapter 13 - Emphasis Chapter 14 - Movement Chapter 15 - Unity

Foundations of Professional Personal Training 2nd Edition

Author: Canadian Fitness Professionals

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450468527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 3041

Developed and written by canfitpro, this second edition of Foundations of Professional Personal Training contains essential information for building skills, increasing confidence, and preparing for the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification with canfitpro.

The Grand Design

Shaking the Foundation 2nd Edition

Author: John H. Brand

Publisher: Xlibris Corp

ISBN: 9781413498783

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 5863

In 1633, Galileo was found guilty by the Holy Inquisition for publishing his observations that the earth is not at the center of universe, that not all heavenly objects revolve around our planet, and that earth moves by a double motion. The old astronomer was convicted and had to spend the remaining years of his life under house arrest. One would think that more than 370 years later, humans would have learned a lesson from that historical event. Unfortunately, that is not the case. New ideas substantiated by observation are rejected with vehemence without any substantive reason. Yet all the time, our species continues to kill other humans with abandon. Our excuses seeking to justify these liquidations are based on antecedents finding their genesis in the history of a nomadic, mostly illiterate people. The Grand Design puts forward discoveries made in the last 100 years or less providing a rational explanation for our irrational behavior. The book concentrates on two major areas. The first deals with the discovery that the human forebrain consists of three separate cortices. Each one has its own behavioral/psychological imprints finding its origins many millions of years ago. The oldest part of the brain - the basal ganglia - has its origin in dinosaurian ancestors. It now becomes easy to understand why much of human behavior is controlled by the territorial imperative. Neither gods nor devils are responsible for our deeds. Once we understand that our brain's dichotomy is responsible for our misbehavior, perchance we will assume responsibility for our acts and raise the merely human to the humane. The second part of The Grand Design deals with erroneous assumptions by some of thegreatest thinkers in the world's history. I.e., both Plato and Newton embraced a firm belief in polar absolutes. That concept also underlies a substantive part of the biblical tradition. Quantum mechanics points out that uncertainty, rather than polar absolutism, is the reality of our world. While The Grand Design deals with complex issues, the author has been able to simplify the results of the research and presents them in an understandable manner. The main problem with reading this volume is not caused by the difficulty of the ideas but with the brain's embedded behavior to reject new concepts. Yet, unless we shake off erroneous assumptions, we will continue the blood baths, the social inequity, and the economic injustice that have colored our history.

Foundations of Business, 2nd Edition

Business, Business

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467244112

Category: Education

Page: 71

View: 1097

Facts101 is your complete guide to Foundations of Business, 2nd Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Foundations of Engineering Geology, Second Edition

Author: Tony Waltham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415254507

Category: Science

Page: 104

View: 3497

The second edition of this well established book provides a readable and highly illustrated overview of the main facets of geology for engineers. Comprehensively updated, and with four new sections, Foundations of Engineering Geology covers the entire spectrum of topics of interest to both student and practitioner.


Author: Robert E. Collin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126515288

Category: Microwave devices

Page: 944

View: 1330

About The Book: The book covers the major topics of microwave engineering. Its presentation defines the accepted standard for both advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses on microwave engineering. It is an essential reference book for the practicing microwave engineer

Multimedia Foundations

Core Concepts for Digital Design

Author: Vic Costello

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317808908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 1692

Understand the core concepts and skills of multimedia production and digital storytelling using text, graphics, photographs, sound, motion, and video. Then, put it all together using the skills that you have developed for effective project planning, collaboration, design, and production. Presented in full color with hundreds of vibrant illustrations, Multimedia Foundations, Second Edition trains you in the principles and skill sets common to all forms of digital media production, enabling you to create successful, engaging content, no matter what tools you are using. The second edition has been fully updated and features a new chapter on video production and new sections on user-centered design, digital cinema standards (2K, 4K, and 8K video), and DSLR and video camcorder recording formats and device settings. The companion website, which features a wealth of web resources, glossary terms, and video tutorials, has also been updated with new content for both students and instructors.


Foundations and Applications

Author: Bennett L. Schwartz

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323269

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 9648

The science and practice of memory come to life with Bennett Schwartz' Memory, Second Edition. Integrated coverage of cognitive psychology and neuroscience throughout the text connect theory and research to the areas in the brain where memory processes occur, while unique applications of memory concepts to such areas as education, investigations, and courtrooms engage students in an exploration of how memory works in everyday life. Four themes create a framework for the text: the active nature of learning and remembering; memory's status as a biological process; the multiple components of memory systems; and how memory principles can improve our individual ability to learn and remember. Substantive changes in each chapter and 156 new references bring this new edition completely up to date and offer students an array of high-interest examples for augmenting their own memory abilities and appreciation of memory science.