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statIstIcs for socIal scIences ................................................. 5

General & Introductory MatheMatIcs ................................ 1

bIostatIstIcs .................................................................................... 6

applIed MatheMatIcs .................................................................... 1

clInIcal trIals ................................................................................ 6

applIed MatheMatIcs In scIence .............................................. 1

reGressIon analysIs ..................................................................... 6

applIed MatheMatIcs In enGIneerInG ..................................... 1

MultIvarIate analysIs .................................................................. 7

Introductory calculus.............................................................. 2

statistics .................................................................2

cateGorIcal data analysIs ........................................................ 7 QualIty, productIvIty & relIabIlIty ........................................ 7 tIMe serIes ........................................................................................ 7

evaluatIon & research Methods ............................................ 2 data MInInG statIstIcs.................................................................. 8 popular Interest statIstIcs ...................................................... 2 bayesIan analysIs .......................................................................... 8 statIstIcs – text & reference .................................................... 2 probabIlIty & MatheMatIcal statIstIcs ................................ 2 applIed probabIlIty & statIstIcs .............................................. 3 enGIneerInG statIstIcs ................................................................. 4 applIed probabIlIty & statIstIcs – survIval analysIs .......................................................................... 4

Physics ......................................................................8 General & Introductory physIcs............................................ 8 astronoMy & astrophysIcs ...................................................... 8 optIcs & photonIcs ....................................................................... 9 laser ................................................................................................... 9

statIstIcs for fInance, busIness & econoMIcs .................. 4

solId state physIcs ..................................................................... 10

econoMetrIc & statIstIcal Methods ..................................... 5

plasMa physIcs ............................................................................. 10

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Basic Maths Practice Problems For Dummies Colin Beveridge Whether you’re returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping the kids with homework or seeking the confidence that a firm math foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths Practice Problems For Dummies provides you with the practice you need to commit mathematics techniques to memory. This UK edition contains 2,000 practice problems and solutions and can be use either alone or in conjunction with Basic Maths For Dummies.

ISBN 111835162-2

336 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-1-118-35162-8 • PB • US$22.95

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Dispersion Decay and Scattering Theory Alexander Komech, Elena Kopylova Thoroughly classroom tested, this book applies scattering theory methods to modern problems within a variety of areas in advanced mathematics, quantum physics, and mathematical physics. It features the application of functional analysis, complex analysis, and theory of distributions for a comprehensive treatment of problems in mathematical physics and covers the Agmon-Jensen-Kato theory, along with eigenvalues, Klein-Gordon, and wave equations. Filled with exercises, hints, and explanatory figures throughout, this book will prove invaluable for students and professionals looking to expand their knowledge of scattering theory and partial differential equations. 224 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-118-34182-7 • CL • US$94.95 Online: 978-1-118-38286-8

applied Mathematics A Classical Introduction to Galois Theory Stephen C. Newman, Univ. of Alberta, Canada This book provides an introduction to Galois theory and focuses on one central theme – the solvability of polynomials by radicals. Both classical and modern approaches to the subject are described, with the theme of the book providing a platform for exploring both classical and modern concepts. This book examines a number of problems arising in the area of classical mathematics. The classical material within the book includes theorems on polynomials, fields, and groups due to such luminaries as Gauss, Kronecker, Lagrange, Ruffini and, of course, Galois. Over the course of the book, three versions of the Impossibility Theorem are presented: the first relies entirely on polynomials and fields, the second incorporates a limited amount of group theory, and the third takes full advantage of modern Galois theory. This progression through methods that involve more and more group theory characterizes the first part of the book. The latter part of the book is devoted to topics that illustrate the power of Galois theory as a computational tool, but once again in the context of solvability of polynomial equations by radicals. 296 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-1-118-09139-5 • CL • US$74.95 Online: 978-1-118-33681-6

applied Mathematics in science

ISBN 111809139-6

9 781118 091395

MatheMatIcs

General & introductory Mathematics

ISBN 111834182-1

9 781118 341827

applied Mathematics in engineering Bayesian Estimation and Tracking A Practical Guide Anton J. Haug This book presents a practical approach to estimation methods that are designed to provide a clear path to programming all algorithms. Readers are provided with a firm understanding of Bayesian estimation methods and their interrelatedness. Starting with fundamental principles of Bayesian theory, the book shows how each tracking filter is derived from a slight modification to a previous filter. Such a development gives readers a broader understanding of the hierarchy of Bayesian estimation and tracking. This book also presents the development and application of track performance metrics, including how to generate error ellipses when implementing in real-world applications, how to calculate RMS errors in simulation environments, and how to calculate Cramer-Rao lower bounds for the RMS errors. These are also illustrated in the case study presentations. 400 pages • June 2012 Print: 978-0-470-62170-7 • CL • US$124.95 Online: 978-1-118-28779-8

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MatheMatIcs / statIstIcs

statistics – text & Reference

introductory calculus 2ND EDITION

Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them)

Yang Kuang, Elleyne Kase

4TH EDITION

Pre-Calculus For Dummies®

Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an un-intimidating, hands-on guide that walks you through all the essential topics, from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms and exponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations. With this guide’s help, you’ll get a handle on all of the concepts – not just the number crunching and also understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, from graphing to tackling proofs. You’ll also get a new appreciation for how these concepts are used in the real world. ISBN 111816888-7

384 pages • June 2012 Print: 978-1-118-16888-2 • PB • US$19.95

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Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods

Textbook

From Hypothesis to Results William E. Martin, Krista D. Bridgmon Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods offers a guide for psychology, counseling and education students in the use of statistics and research designs, combined with guidance on using SPSS in the course of their research. Each chapter covers a research problem, taking the student through identifying research questions and hypotheses. This book shows students how to plan research and conduct statistical analyses using several different procedures. ISBN 047063182-1

9 780470 631829

Popular interest statistics

9 781118 294390

Probability & Mathematical statistics Probability and Stochastic Processes Ionut Florescu

Textbook

Emphasizing key theoretical concepts while incorporating real-world applications, Probability and Stochastic Processes presents a rigorous approach to probability and uses it as a foundation for understanding concepts and examples related to stochastic processes. Extensively classroom-tested, the material is both motivating and comprehensive. Engaging real-world applications and novel examples from business, mathematical finance, and engineering shed light on the topic’s relevance in modern research. Topics of coverage are mathematically rigorous but also incorporate traditional applied concepts so that upper-undergraduate and graduate students can gain an intuitive sense of theory and its practice. 512 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-0-470-62455-5 • CL • US$125.00

The Blind Side of Statistics Herbert I. Weisberg This provocative new book posits how the tacit principle of “willful ignorance” has led to a deep divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research that will increasingly constrain scientific progress unless bridged by a broadened conception of statistical methodology. It presents numerous examples, both hypothetical and real, to illustrate and support the main premise; offers a non-technical, historical survey of core statistical concepts; and speculates about the future evolution of statistics. Clinicians will find this book to be of particular interest, as will others interested in observational statistics.

ISBN 047089044-4

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Supplement Available

ISBN 111829439-4

ISBN 047062455-8

Willful Ignorance

320 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-0-470-89044-8 • CL • US$74.95

The Fourth Edition of this book elaborates on many key topics such as epidemiological studies, distribution of data; baseline data incorporation; case control studies; simulations; statistical theory publication; biplots; instrumental variables; ecological regression; result reporting, survival analysis; etc. Including new modifications and figures, the book also covers such topics as research plan creation; data collection; hypothesis formulation and testing; coefficient estimates; sample size specifications; assumption checking; p-values interpretations and confidence intervals; counts and correlated data; model building and testing; Bayes’ Theorem; bootstrap and permutation tests and more. 320 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-118-29439-0 • PB • US$59.95 Online: 978-1-118-36012-5

evaluation & Research Methods

400 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-0-470-63182-9 • PB • US$89.95

Phillip I. Good, Information Research, CA

9 780470 890448

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9 780470 624555

A Short Course

Textbook

M. Panik, Univ. of Hartford Statistical Inference: A Short Course is general in nature and is appropriate for undergraduates and first-year graduates majoring in the natural sciences, the social sciences, or in business. While most beginning statistics books discuss the concepts of simple random sampling and normality, this book takes such discussions a bit further. Other unique topics found in the book include determining a confidence interval for a population median, ratio estimation (a technique akin to estimating a population proportion), general discussions of randomness and causality, and nonparametric methods that serve as an alternative to parametric routines when the latter are not strictly applicable. 440 pages • June 2012 Print: 978-1-118-22940-8 • CL • US$114.95 Online: 978-1-118-30977-3

ISBN 111822940-1

9 781118 229408

applied Probability & statistics Classic Problems of Probability

Previously Announced

Prakash Gorroochurn Detailing the history of probability, this book examines the classic problems of probability, many of which have shaped the field, and emphasizes problems that are counter-intuitive by nature. Classic Problems of Probability is rich in the history of probability while keeping the explanations and discussions as accessible as possible. Each of 33 presented problems contains listing of the latest relevant publications on the topic, and the author provides detailed and rigorous mathematical proofs as needed. For example, in the discussion of the Buffon needle problem, readers will find much more than the conventional discussion found in other books on the topic. The author discusses alternative proofs by Barbier that lead to much more profound and general results. The choice of random variables for which a uniform distribution is possible is also presented, which then naturally leads to a discussion on invariance. Other topics discusses include Cardano, the Chevalier de Mere paradoxes, Jacob Bernoulli and the law of large numbers, the discovery of the normal curve, the lady tasting tea, the Monty-Hall problem, and many more. 330 pages • June 2012 Print: 978-1-118-06325-5 • PB • US$59.95 Online: 978-1-118-31434-0

Introduction to Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications

Textbook

Liliana Blanco Castaned, Viswanathan Arunachalam, S. Dharmaraja This text book is designed for a one-year course in probability and stochastic processes with applications, especially for students who wish to specialize in probabilistic modeling. This book bridges the gap between elementary texts and advanced texts in probability and is easily accessible for students with diverse backgrounds and majoring in engineering, applied sciences, business and finance, statistics, mathematics, and operations research. The text contains many examples and exercises which have been tested in classrooms and are chosen from diverse areas such as queuing models, reliability and finance. Chapter coverage includes: basic concepts; random variables and their distributions; discrete distributions; continuous distributions; random vectors; multivariate normal distributions; conditional expectation; limit theorems; stochastic processes; queuing models; stochastic calculus; and mathematical finance. 640 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-1-118-29440-6 • CL • US$124.95 Online: 978-1-118-34497-2

statIstIcs

Statistical Inference

ISBN 111829440-8

9 781118 294406

Modelling Under Risk and Uncertainty An Introduction to Statistical, Phenomenological and Computational Methods Etienne de Rocquigny, Electricite De France Modelling Under Risk and Uncertainty goes beyond the ‘black-box’ view that some risk analysts or statisticians develop the underlying phenomenology of the environmental or industrial processes, without valuing enough their physical properties and inner modelling potential; conversely it is also to attract environmental or engineering modellers to more elaborate statistical and risk analysis material beyond for example, elementary variance analysis, taking advantage of advanced scientific computing, to face new regulations departing from deterministic design or decision-making. Researchers in applied statistics, scientific computing, reliability, advanced mechanics, physics or environmental science will benefit from this book. 488 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-0-470-69514-2 • CL • US$115.00 Online: 978-1-119-96949-5

ISBN 047069514-5

9 780470 695142

ISBN 111806325-2

9 781118 063255

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statIstIcs

engineering statistics

statistics for finance, business & economics

Statistics for Scientists and Engineers

A Modern Theory of Random Variation

R. Chattamvelli

With Applications in Stochastic Calculus, Financial Mathematics, and Feynman Integration

One of the key uses of descriptive statistics is to summarize data, rather than use the data to learn about the population that the data represents. This important reference offers scientists and engineers an introduction to descriptive statistics with an emphasis on scientific and engineering applications. The book provides a thorough introduction to data scales, data transformations and popular data discretization techniques as well as sampling distributions, joint and conditional distributions, statistical quality control, reliability analysis and failure modes. The book includes data sets, illustrative examples, end-of-chapter exercises as well as new algorithms and equations not available anywhere else. ISBN 111822896-0

800 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-1-118-22896-8 • CL • US$150.00

9 781118 228968

applied Probability & statistics – survival analysis Survival Analysis Models and Applications Xian Liu, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Survival analysis concerns sequential occurrences of events governed by probabilistic laws. Recent decades have witnessed many applications of survival analysis in various disciplines. This book introduces both classic survival models and theories along with newly developed techniques. Readers will learn how to perform analysis of survival data by following numerous empirical illustrations in SAS. The content is written as to be understandable to readers with minimal knowledge of SAS whilst enabling more experienced users to learn new techniques of data input and manipulation. Numerous examples of SAS code illustrate each of the methods, along with step-by-step instructions to perform each technique. Each technique is also accessed on its strengths and limitations. Covering a wide scope of survival techniques and methods, from the introductory to the advanced, this book can be used as a useful reference book for planners, researchers, and professors who are working in settings involving various lifetime events. Scientists interested in survival analysis should find it a useful guidebook for the incorporation of survival data and methods into their projects. 472 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-0-470-97715-6 • CL • US$99.95 Online: 978-1-118-30765-6

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ISBN 047097715-9

9 780470 977156

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Patrick Muldowney, Univ. of Ulster This book presents a self-contained study of the Riemann approach to the theory of random variation and assumes only some familiarity with probability or statistical analysis, basic Riemann integration, and mathematical proofs. The author focuses on non-absolute convergence in conjunction with random variation. The central and recurring theme throughout this book is that, provided the use a non-absolute method of summation, every finitely additive, function of disjoint intervals is integrable. In contrast, more traditional methods in probability theory exclude significant classes of such functions whose integrability cannot be established whenever only absolute convergence is considered. An example such as the Feynman “measure-which-is-not-a-measure” – the so-called probability amplitudes used in the Feynman path integrals of quantum mechanics. This book presents a framework in which the Feynman path integrals are actual integrals, and they are utilized to express Feynman diagrams as convergent series of integrals. 512 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-1-118-16640-6 • CL • US$114.95 Online: 978-1-118-34595-5

ISBN 111816640-X

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Handbook of Exchange Rates Lucio Sarno, City University London; Jessica James, Citibank, United Kingdom; Ian Marsh, City University London Handbook of Exchange Rates is an impressive compilation of research from more than thirty-five leading researchers and experts on the topic. The book is clearly organized into five succinct sections that explore the foreign exchange (FX) market, from its background and economic foundation to current practices, obstacles, and policies in the modern foreign exchange market. Each chapter follows the same easy-to-follow format. Following an introduction, a description of theory is presented along with key formulae. Next, the discussed theory is applied to a real data set and accompanied with illustrative descriptions. Exercises and realworld examples from the finance industry are spread throughout each chapter, and a summary provides a brief overview of main points and concepts.

ISBN 047076883-5

832 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-0-470-76883-9 • CL • US$149.95

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Bart L. Weathington, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Christopher J. L. Cunningham, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; David J. Pittenger, Marietta College Designed to assist readers in the fields of business, finance, and management science, this book provides step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, models for design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing and presenting results. Filled with simple explanations, realworld examples, and numerous illustrations to help readers understand complex and abstract concepts, this is an ideal book for MBA-level students, as well as researchers and practitioners who want understand and utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods in applied scenarios. 524 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-118-13426-9 • CL • US$129.95 Online: 978-1-118-34297-8

ISBN 111813426-5

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econometric & statistical Methods Financial Statistics and Mathematical Finance Methods, Models and Applications A. Steland Financial Statistics and Mathematical Finance: Methods, Models and Applications introduces the financial methodology and the relevant mathematical tools in a style that is mathematically rigorous and yet accessible to advanced level practitioners and mathematicians alike. The book focuses on elementary financial calculus, statistical models for financial data and option pricing. Elements of the statistical analysis of financial time series, central limit theorems for time series as well as Itô calculus and stochastic integration are discussed. 400 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-0-470-71058-6 • CL • US$90.00 Online: 978-1-118-31644-3

ISBN 047071058-6

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statistics for social sciences Agent-Based Computational Sociology Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Brescia Most of the intriguing social phenomena of our time, such as international terrorism, social inequality, and urban ethnic segregation, are consequences of complex forms of agent interaction that are difficult to observe methodically and experimentally. This book looks at a new research stream that makes use of advanced computer simulation modelling techniques to spotlight agent interaction that allows us to explain the emergence of social patterns. It presents a method to pursue analytical sociology investigations that look at relevant social mechanisms in various empirical situations, such as markets, urban cities, and organisations.

statIstIcs

Understanding Business Research

Agent-Based Computational Sociology is written in a common sociological language and features examples of models that look at all the traditional explanatory challenges of sociology. Researchers and graduate students involved in the field of agent-based modelling and computer simulation in areas such as social sciences, cognitive sciences and computer sciences will benefit from this book. 248 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-0-470-71174-3 • CL • US$89.95 Online: 978-1-119-95420-0

ISBN 047071174-4

9 780470 711743

The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure 2ND EDITION

Danny Dorling The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure introduces the reader to new ways of thinking about how to look at social statistics, particularly those about people in places. The author presents a unique combination of statistical focus and understanding of social structures and innovations in visualization, describing the rationale for, and development of, a new way of visualizing information in geographical research. These methods are illustrated through extensive full colour graphics; revealing mistakes, techniques and discoveries which present a picture of a changing political and social geography. More complex aspects on the surface of social landscapes are revealed with sculptured symbols allowing us to see the relationships between the wood and the trees of social structure. Today’s software can be so flexible that these techniques can now be emulated without coding. 368 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-119-96293-9 • CL • US$45.00 Online: 978-1-118-35392-9

ISBN 111996293-5

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statIstIcs

biostatistics

clinical trials

Bayesian Biostatistics

Previously Announced

Emmanuel Lesaffre, Catholic University of Leuven; Andrew B. Lawson, University of South Carolina

The growth of biostatistics has been phenomenal in recent years and has been marked by considerable technical innovation in both methodology and computational practicality. The growing use of Bayesian methodology has taken place partly due to an increasing number of practitioners valuing the Bayesian paradigm as matching that of scientific discovery. In addition, computational advances have allowed for more complex models to be fitted routinely to realistic data sets. Through examples, exercises and a combination of introductory and more advanced chapters, this book provides an invaluable understanding of the complex world of biomedical statistics illustrated via a diverse range of applications taken from epidemiology, exploratory clinical studies, health promotion studies, image analysis and clinical trials. 536 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-0-470-01823-1 • CL • US$75.00 Online: 978-1-119-94241-2

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Alexander J. Sutton, University of Leicester, UK; Keith R. Abrams, A.E Ades, Nicola J. Cooper, Nicky J. Welton Evidence Syntesis for Decision Making intends to provide a practical guide to the appropriate methods for synthesizing evidence for use in analytical decision models. More specifically, it proposes a comprehensive evidence synthesis framework, which models all the available data appropriately and efficiently in a format that can be incorporated directly into a decision model. Key Features: • Presents evidence synthesis methods compatible with NICE (and equivalent international) guidelines • Introduces the subject with an overview of Bayesian methods • Emphasizes the importance of model critique and checking for evidence consistency, as well as appropriate diagnostics and their application • Adopts a probabilistic approach throughout, via the use of MCMC simulation • Each chapter contains worked examples, exercises and solutions drawn from a variety of medical disciplines • Based upon a tried and tested course presented by the authors • Provides adaptable WinBUGS code via a Web site allowing readers to apply to their own analyses

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Gerald van Belle, Univ. of Washington; Kathleen F. Kerr, Univ. of Washington This volume provides technical professionals and students with three uniquely integrative enhancements to the study of predictive modeling not typically found in data-mining books: an applied approach, immediate practice using Microsoft Excel, and easy-to-use access to multiple online model-building tools. Since actual datasets are employed, users deal with real-life modeling issues and situations such as handling missing values, applying variable transformations, and addressing outliers, among others. An easy-to-learn Microsoft Excel add-in (Predictive MinerXL) and all applicable datasets are available for free on an associated Web site. 248 pages • June 2012 Print: 978-0-470-12727-8 • CL • US$59.95 Online: 978-1-118-27972-4

ISBN 047012727-9

9 780470 127278

ISBN 047001823-2

Evidence Synthesis for Decision Making in Healthcare

320 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-0-470-06109-1 • CL • US$75.00 Online: 978-1-119-94298-6

Design and Analysis of Experiments in the Health Sciences

ISBN 047006109-X

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Regression analysis Applied Regression Modeling

Lead Title

2ND EDITION

Iain Pardoe

Textbook

This book offers a practical, concise introduction to regression analysis for upper-level undergraduate students of diverse disciplines including, but not limited to statistics, the social and behavioral sciences, MBA, and vocational studies. The book’s overall approach is strongly based on an abundant use of illustrations, examples, case studies, and graphics. It emphasizes major statistical software packages, including SPSS®, Minitab®, SAS®, R, and R/SPLUS®. Detailed instructions for use of these packages, as well as for Microsoft Office Excel®, are provided on a specially prepared and maintained author web site. Select software output appears throughout the text. To help readers understand, analyze, and interpret data and make informed decisions in uncertain settings, many of the examples and problems use real-life situations and settings. The book introduces modeling extensions that illustrate more advanced regression techniques, including logistic regression, Poisson regression, discrete choice models, multilevel models, Bayesian modeling, and time series and forecasting. New to this edition are more exercises, simplification of tedious topics (such as checking regression assumptions and model building), elimination of repetition, and inclusion of additional topics (such as variable selection methods, further regression diagnostic tests, and autocorrelation tests). 384 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-1-118-09728-1 • CL • US$129.95 Online: 978-1-118-34505-4

ISBN 111809728-9

9 781118 097281

Quality, Productivity & Reliability

Methods of Multivariate Analysis

Using the Weibull Distribution

Lead Title

Reliability, Modeling and Inference

3rD EDITION

Alvin C. Rencher, Brigham Young Univ.,

Textbook

Provo, Utah

This new edition, now with a co-author, offers a complete and up-to-date examination of the field. The authors have streamlined previously tedious topics, such as multivariate regression and MANOVA techniques, to add newer, more timely content. Each chapter contains exercises, providing readers with the opportunity to test and extend their understanding. The new edition also presents several expanded topics in Kronecker product; prediction errors; maximum likelihood estimation; and selective key, but accessible proofs. This resource meets the needs of both statistics majors and those of students and professionals in other fields. ISBN 047017896-5

800 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-0-470-17896-6 • CL • US$119.95

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categorical Data analysis

Textbook

John I. McCool This book presents the theory, statistical background and specialized software including R, for understanding newly-evolving applications of the Weibull distribution across various fields of study. Unlike other engineer-written publications, which omit the probabilistic and statistical basis for the methodology, this text provides all the necessary information so that readers can gain a deeper understanding of statistical methods and become knowledgeable practitioners, rather than number-crunchers. It is ideal for courses on applied statistics and reliability engineering or as a reference for statisticians, engineers, business analysts, operation research professionals, and risk analysts. 368 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-118-21798-6 • CL • US$119.95 Online: 978-1-118-35199-4

statIstIcs

Multivariate analysis

ISBN 111821798-5

9 781118 217986

time series

Log-Linear Modeling

Causality

Alexander von Eye, Eun-Young Mun Over the past ten years, there have been many important advances in log-linear modeling, including the specification of new models, in particular non-standard models, and their relationships to methods such as Rasch modeling. While most literature on the topic is contained in volumes aimed at advanced statisticians, Applied Log-Linear Modeling presents the topic in an accessible style that is customized for applied researchers who utilize log-linear modeling in the social sciences. The book begins by providing readers with a foundation on the basics of log-linear modeling, introducing decomposing effects in crosstabulations and goodness-of-fit tests. Popular hierarchical log-linear models are illustrated using empirical data examples, and odds ratio analysis is discussed as an interesting method of analysis of crosstabulations. Next, readers are introduced to the design matrix approach to log-linear modeling, presenting various forms of coding (effects coding, dummy coding, Helmert contrasts etc.) and the characteristics of design matrices. Additional topics of coverage include models of marginal homogeneity, rater agreement, methods to test hypotheses about differences in associations across subgroup, the relationship between log-linear modeling to logistic regression, and reduced designs. Throughout the book, Computer Applications chapters feature SYSTAT, Lem, and R illustrations of the previous chapter’s material, utilizing empirical data examples to demonstrate the relevance of the topics in modern research.

Statistical Perspectives and Applications

Previously Announced

Carlo Berzuini, Centre for Mathematical Sciences; Philip Dawid, Professor of Statistics, Cambridge; Luisa Bernardinell, Institute of Public Health Causality: Statistical Perspectives and Applications presents a wide-ranging collection of seminal contributions by renowned experts in the field, providing a thorough treatment of all aspects of statistical causality. It covers the various formalisms in current use, methods for applying them to specific problems, and the special requirements of a range of examples from medicine, biology and economics to political science. This book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, professional statisticians and researchers in academia and industry. Key features: • Provides a clear account and comparison of formal languages, concepts and models for statistical causality • Addresses examples from medicine, biology, economics and political science to aid the reader’s understanding • Is authored by leading experts in their field • Is written in an accessible style 384 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-0-470-66556-5 • CL • US$90.00 Online: 978-1-119-94571-0

ISBN 047066556-4

9 780470 665565

ISBN 111814640-9

464 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-118-14640-8 • CL • US$119.95

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statIstIcs / physIcs

Data Mining statistics

General & introductory Physics

Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches for Network Analysis

Nanophysics of Solar and Renewable Energy

Matthias Dehmer, Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Subhash C. Basak

Edward L. Wolf, New York University, USA

Vienna, Austria;

This book uniquely focuses on graph mining and classification techniques and introduces novel graph classes appropriate for countless applications across many disciplines. It explores the relationship of novel graph classes among each other; existing and classical methods to analyze networks; similarity and classification techniques based on machine learning methods; and applications of classification and mining. With emphasis on computational aspects such as machining learning, data mining, and information theory techniques, this book will benefit both professionals and graduate-level students in the field. 352 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-0-470-19515-4 • CL • US$114.95 Online: 978-1-118-34699-0

ISBN 047019515-0

9 780470 195154

bayesian analysis Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models

Previously Announced

David Insua, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain; Fabrizio Ruggeri, CNR IMATI, Italy; Mike Wiper, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain This book provides analysis of stochastic processes from a Bayesian perspective with coverage of the main classes of stochastic processing, including modeling, computational, inference, prediction, decision-making and important applied models based on stochastic processes. It offers an introduction of MCMC and other statistical computing machinery that have pushed forward advances in Bayesian methodology. Addressing the growing interest for Bayesian analysis of more complex models, based on stochastic processes, this book aims to unite scattered information into one comprehensive and reliable volume. 320 pages • April 2012 Print: 978-0-470-74453-6 • CL • US$99.95 Online: 978-0-470-97591-6

ISBN 047074453-7

9 780470 744536

Textbook

This easy accessible textbook provides an overview of solar to electric energy conversion, followed by a detailed look at one aspect, namely photovoltaics, including the underlying principles and fabrication methods. The author, an experienced author and teacher, reviews such green technologies as solar-heated-steam power, hydrogen, and thermoelectric generation, as well as nuclear fusion. Throughout the book, carefully chosen, up-to-date examples are used to illustrate important concepts and research tools. The book is self-contained so as to be suitable for students with introductory calculus-based courses in physics, chemistry or engineering. It introduces concepts in quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular physics, plus the solid state and semiconductor junction physics needed to attain a quantitative understanding of the current status of this field. With its comments on economic aspects, it is also a useful tool for those readers interested in a career in alternative energy. 300 pages • August 2012 ISBN 352741052-X Print: 978-3-527-41052-1 • CL • US$140.00 Print: 978-3-527-41046-0 • PB • US$65.00 Online: 978-3-527-64628-9 9 783527 410521

ISBN 352741046-5

9 783527 410460

astronomy & astrophysics Active Galactic Nuclei

Textbook

Volker Beckmann, Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot, Paris; Chris Shrader, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

The book gives an overview on the current knowledge of the Active Galactic Nuclei phenomenon. The spectral energy distribution will be discussed, pointing out what can be observed in different wavebands and with different physical models. Furthermore, the authors discuss the AGN with respect to its environment, host galaxy, feedback in galaxy clusters, etc. and finally the cosmological evolution of the AGN phenomenon. This AGN textbook includes phenomena based on new results in the X-Ray domain from new telescopes such as Chandra and XMM Newton not mentioned in any other book. Furthermore, it considers also the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope with its revolutionary advances of unprecedented sensitivity, field of view and all-sky monitoring. Those and other new developments as well as simulations of AGN merging events and formations, enabled through latest super-computing capabilities. This book fills the gap of a wide scope textbook which is appropriate for first year graduate/final year undergraduate students on active galaxies. ISBN 352741091-0 350 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-3-527-41091-0 • CL • US$170.00 Print: 978-3-527-41078-1 • PB • US$80.00 9 783527 410910

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Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB

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Stephen Westland, University of Leeds; Caterina Ripamonti, University College London; Vien Cheung, University of Leeds Computational Colour Science Using MATLAB 2nd Edition offers a practical, problem-based approach to colour physics. The book focuses on the key issues encountered in modern colour engineering, including efficient representation of colour information, Fourier analysis of reflectance spectra and advanced colorimetric computation. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications rather than the techniques themselves, with material structured around key topics. These topics include colour calibration of visual displays, computer recipe prediction and models for colour-appearance prediction. Each topic is carefully introduced at three levels to aid student understanding. First, theoretical ideas and background information are discussed, then explanations of mathematical solutions follow and finally practical solutions are presented using MATLAB.

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A comprehensive review of the state of the art and advances in the field, while also outlining the future potential and development trends of optical imaging and optical metrology, an area of fast growth with numerous applications in nanotechnology and nanophysics. Written by the world’s leading experts in the field, it fills the gap in the current literature by bridging the fields of optical imaging and metrology, and is the only up-to-date resource in terms of fundamental knowledge, basic concepts, methodologies, applications, and development trends. 458 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-3-527-41064-4 • CL • US$140.00 Online: 978-3-527-64844-3

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”...highly recommended as a concise introduction to the practicalities of colour science...” (Color Technology, 2004)

This monograph provides a comprehensive account of the latest developments and applications in this rapidly developing field, covering a wide range of topics such as power scaling and short pulse generation, dispersion management and modeling, broadband supercontinuum generation and wavelength tailoring.

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Nonlinear Optics

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Phenomena, Materials and Devices G. I. Stegeman, Univ. of Central Florida, CREOL

This book is based on tried and tested courses taught by the author, George Stegeman, who is one of the experimental pioneers in nonlinear optics. Presenting complex nonlinear optics problems and applications in a clear and comprehensible way, the book starts with second order phenomena, goes on to explain the derivation of nonlinear susceptibilities, and finishes with a thorough discussion of third order nonlinear effects.

The book brings together contributions from the world’s leading experts at major collaborative research centers throughout Europe, Australia, Russia and the USA. Each chapter presents a tutorial style introduction to the selected topic suitable for scientists, researchers and experts, as well as graduate and postgraduate students with a basic background in optics. 300 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-3-527-41114-6 • CL • US$140.00 Online: 978-3-527-64864-1

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The content includes in-depth discussion of nonlinear materials, especially third order and second order nonlinear devices and their optimization which are dealt with in detail. A simple “electron on a spring” model is used to help readers begin their journey through the field of nonlinear optics. The book comes complete with exercises and a helpful Solutions Manual. 456 pages • July 2012 Print: 978-1-118-07272-1 • CL • US$99.95 Online: 978-1-118-27146-9

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Weston M. Stacey, Georgia Institute of Technology

Gren Ireson, Nottingham Trent University The highly-illustrated text will serve as excellent introduction to superconductivity for students with and without a physics background. With a strong practical and experimental emphasis, it will provide readers with an overview of the topic preparing them for more advanced texts used in more advanced undergraduate and post-graduate courses. The book will feature a series of practical, investigative, activities which can be used as tutor demonstrations or, more usefully, as student lab’ exercises. All of the activities have been designed and tested by the author and colleagues and are designed to be as low cost as possible in order to promote whole class use. 216 pages • August 2012 Print: 978-1-119-99141-0 • CL • US$120.00 Print: 978-1-119-99140-3 • PB • US$49.95 Online: 978-1-118-34318-0

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Dynamics at Solid State Surfaces and Interfaces 2 Volume Set Uwe Bovensiepen, University of Duisburg-Essen; Hrvoje Petek, University of Pittsburgh; Martin Wolf, Free University Berlin This 2-volume set presents the most up-to-date coverage of ultrafast/femtosecond dynamics of elementary processes at solid surfaces and interfaces: from techniques and methods, to the most recent advances and results in the field. Volume 1 of this two-volume-set covers the methods, techniques, and advances that are currently being used/made in the field. Volume 2 covers the methods, techniques, advances and identifies fields of future developments. Both volumes are of vital interest to surface physicists, surface chemists, solid-state physicists, solid-state chemists, materials scientists, materials institutes, PhD students, photochemists, and spectroscopists. ISBN 352740938-6

900 pages • May 2012 Print: 978-3-527-40938-9 • CL • US$225.00

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With the investment of the international community in major new projects such as ITER, the area of fusion and plasma physics is at a rapidly changing state in its development. Authored by Professor Weston M. Stacey, an active researcher and teacher in plasma physics for more than 35 years who received the Wigner Reactor Physics Award, this book is a very comprehensive introduction to fusion plasma physics. It spans the subject from the classical textbook knowledge to more recent developments. The new edition keeps the original book up to date by adding information on alternate concepts. It introduces basic theory of plasmas and relates it to contemporary applications to controlled nuclear fusion. It is a unique contribution to the genre, in that it discusses the practical achievement of controlled fusion. ISBN 352741134-8

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