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Multimedia Big Data Computing for IoT Applications
(Springer, 2020)With an exponential increase in the provisioning of multimedia devices over the Internet of Things (IoT), a significant amount of multimedia big data has been generated from different devices located across the globe. ... 
Stability and Control of Linear Systems
(Springer, 2019)This book is the natural outcome of a course I taught for many years at the Technical University of Torino, first for students enrolled in the aerospace engineering curriculum, and later for students enrolled in the ... 
Perceptual Organization
(Springer, 2019)The goal here is to describe some of the processes underlying how the auditory, tactual and visual modalities and their combinations convert sensory inputs into two and threedimensional objects. Those processes are a ... 
Internet of Things From Hype to Reality
(Springer, 2019)Technology is becoming embedded in nearly everything in our lives. Just look around you and you will see how the Internet has affected many aspects of our existence. Virtually anything you desire can be ordered instantly, ... 
Analyzing Qualitative Data with MAXQDA
(Springer, 2019)“To begin at the beginning” is the opening line of the play Under Milk Wood by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. So, we also want to start here at the beginning and start with some information about the history of the analysis ... 
Quantum Mechanics for Pedestrians 2
(Springer, 2018)In this second edition of Volume 2, a short introduction to the basics of quantum field theory has been added. The material is placed in the Appendix. It is not a comprehensive and complete presentation of the topic, ... 
Proofs from THE BOOK
(Springer, 2018)Paul Erd˝os liked to talk about The Book, in which God maintains the perfect proofs for mathematical theorems, following the dictum of G. H. Hardy that there is no permanent place for ugly mathematics. Erd˝os also said ... 
Probability and Statistics for Computer Science
(Springer, 2018)An understanding of probability and statistics is an essential tool for a modern computer scientist. If your tastes run to theory, then you need to know a lot of probability (e.g., to understand randomized algorithms, to ... 
Plant Anatomy
(Springer, 2019)The science of plant anatomy extends back to the late seventeenth century and, by now, spans over 300 years and encompasses hundreds of thousands of reports in the scientific literature. The early plant anatomy research ... 
Physics from Symmetry
(Springer, 2018)In the course of studying physics I became, like any student of physics, familiar with many fundamental equations and their solutions, but I wasn’t really able to see their connection. I was thrilled when I understood ... 
Neural Networks and Deep Learning
(Springer, 2018)Neural networks were developed to simulate the human nervous system for machine learning tasks by treating the computational units in a learning model in a manner similar to human neurons. The grand vision of neural ... 
Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry for Physical Sciences
(Springer, 2018)This book originates from a collection of lecture notes that the first author prepared at the University of Trieste with Michela Brundu, over a span of fifteen years, together with the more recent one written by the ... 
Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics
(Springer, 2018)This book introduces particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology starting from experiment. It provides a unified view of these fields, which is needed to answer our questions to the Universe–a unified view that has been ... 
Introduction to General Relativity
(Springer, 2018)The formulations of the theories of special and general relativity and of the theory of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century are a fundamental milestone in science, not only for their profound ... 
Fundamentals of Java Programming
(Springer, 2018)This book was born from the desire of having an introductory Java programming textbook whose contents can be covered in one semester. The book was written with two types of audience in mind: those who intend to major in ... 
ENZYMES: Catalysis, Kinetics and Mechanisms
(Springer, 2018)Enzymes are the lead actors in the drama of life. Without these molecular machines the genetic information stored in DNA is worthless. With rising attention to the fashionable fields like molecular biology, genetic ... 
A Pythagorean Introduction to Number Theory
(Springer, 2018)This book came out of an attempt to explain to a class of motivated students at the University of Illinois at Chicago what sorts of problems I thought about in my research. In the course, we had just talked about the ... 
Applied Linear Algebra
(Springer, 2018)Applied mathematics rests on two central pillars: calculus and linear algebra. While calculus has its roots in the universal laws of Newtonian physics, linear algebra arises from a much more mundane issue: the need to ... 
Applied Bioinformatics
(Springer, 2018)Though a relatively young discipline, bioinformatics is finding increasing importance in many life science disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, medicine, and chemistry. Since its beginnings in the late 1980s, ... 
Abstract Algebra
(Springer, 2018)This book is intended for students encountering the beautiful subject of abstract algebra for the first time. My goal here is to provide a text that is suitable for you, whether you plan to take only a single course in ...