The Signal And The Noise In 30 Minutes

✏Book Title : The Signal and the Noise in 30 Minutes
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Callisto Media Inc
✏Release Date : 2012-11-20
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781623150532
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Signal and the Noise in 30 Minutes Book Summary : The Signal and the Noise …in 30 Minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the fundamental components of prediction outlined in Nate Silver’s bestselling book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail ¬– but Some Don’t. In The Signal and the Noise bestselling author, political analyst, and statistician Nate Silver investigates the fundamentals of forecasting and answers why too much information can be misleading. Exploring a variety of fields, ranging from politics to poker to Wall Street and global warming, Silver explores why some forecasts are successful and, perhaps more telling, why so many fail. Stressing the importance of acknowledging personal bias, Silver posits that better forecasters possess a superior understanding of uncertainty and are driven by truth and humility while overconfidence can lead to failure. Presenting a framework for what constitutes a good forecast, Silver provides insight and tools for understanding how to successfully utilize Big Data and decipher meaningful signals from random noise.

✏Book Title : The Signal and the Noise in 30 Minutes
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2012-11
✏Pages : 46
✏ISBN : 1623150523
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Signal and the Noise in 30 Minutes Book Summary : The Signal and the Noise …in 30 Minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the fundamental components of prediction outlined in Nate Silver’s bestselling book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail ¬– but Some Don’t. In The Signal and the Noise bestselling author, political analyst, and statistician Nate Silver investigates the fundamentals of forecasting and answers why too much information can be misleading. Exploring a variety of fields, ranging from politics to poker to Wall Street and global warming, Silver explores why some forecasts are successful and, perhaps more telling, why so many fail. Stressing the importance of acknowledging personal bias, Silver posits that better forecasters possess a superior understanding of uncertainty and are driven by truth and humility while overconfidence can lead to failure. Presenting a framework for what constitutes a good forecast, Silver provides insight and tools for understanding how to successfully utilize Big Data and decipher meaningful signals from random noise.

📒Astrophotography On The Go ✍ Joseph Ashley

✏Book Title : Astrophotography on the Go
✏Author : Joseph Ashley
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2014-10-03
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9783319098319
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Astrophotography on the Go Book Summary : No longer are heavy, sturdy, expensive mounts and tripods required to photograph deep space. With today's advances in technology, all that is required is an entry-DSLR and an entry level GoTo telescope. Here is all of the information needed to start photographing the night sky without buying expensive tracking mounts. By using multiple short exposures and combining them with mostly ‘freeware’ computer programs, the effect of image rotation can be minimized to a point where it is undetectable in normal astrophotography, even for a deep-sky object such as a galaxy or nebula. All the processes, techniques, and equipment needed to use inexpensive, lightweight altazimuth and equatorial mounts and very short exposures photography to image deep space objects are explained, step-by-step, in full detail, supported by clear, easy to understand graphics and photographs. Currently available lightweight mounts and tripods are identified and examined from an economic versus capability perspective to help users determine what camera, telescope, and mount is the best fit for them. A similar analysis is presented for entry-level telescopes and mounts sold as bundled packages by the telescope manufacturers. This book lifts the veil of mystery from the creation of deep space photographs and makes astrophotography affordable and accessible to most amateur astronomers.

📒Tinnitus ✍ Jos J. Eggermont

✏Book Title : Tinnitus
✏Author : Jos J. Eggermont
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2012-07-06
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 9781461437284
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tinnitus Book Summary : Tinnitus is a prevalent hearing disease, affecting 15% of the population, particularly hearing impaired, veterans and even young people who grow up with mp3 players and iPods. The mechanisms underlying tinnitus remain controversial. At present there is no cure for tinnitus, and treatment options are limited. Different from previous tinnitus books, including A. R. Moller’s book [in press at Springer], which typically have a strong clinical flavor, the present volume focuses on neural mechanisms of tinnitus and its behavioral consequences. The proposed book starts with a general summary of the field and a short introduction on the selection and content of the remaining chapters. Chapter 2 overviews tinnitus prevalence and etiologies to set the tone for significance and complexity of this neurological disorder spectrum. Chapters 3-8 cover neuroscience of tinnitus in animal models from molecular mechanisms to cortical manifestation. Chapters 9-12 cover human brain responses to tinnitus and it clinical management.

✏Book Title : The Signal and the Noise
✏Author : Nate Silver
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2012-09-27
✏Pages : 544
✏ISBN : 9781101595954
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Signal and the Noise Book Summary : "One of the more momentous books of the decade." -The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

✏Book Title : Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology
✏Author : Viktor Nedovic
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2004-04-30
✏Pages : 555
✏ISBN : 1402018878
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology Book Summary : Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology Biotechnology is divided into two volumes. The first volume is dedicated to fundamental aspects of cell immobilisation while the second volume deals with the diverse applications of this technology. The first volume, Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology, comprises 26 chapters arranged into four parts: Materials for cell immobilisation/encapsulation, Methods and technologies for cell immobilisation/encapsulation, Carrier characterisation and bioreactor design, and Physiology of immobilised cells: techniques and mathematical modelling.

📒Digital Communication ✍ J.S.Chitode

✏Book Title : Digital Communication
✏Author : J.S.Chitode
✏Publisher : Technical Publications
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 664
✏ISBN : 8184315481
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : Sensor Technology for Water Quality Monitoring
✏Author : A. C. Cannons
✏Publisher : IWA Publishing
✏Release Date : 2004-09-30
✏Pages : 72
✏ISBN : 9781843396772
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sensor Technology for Water Quality Monitoring Book Summary : Two methods for the detection of important human pathogens, Cryptosporidium parvum and Helicobacter pylori, were investigated: a fiber optic biosensor, and real time PCR. The mechanism for specific detection in both methods is recognition of specific DNA sequences in the target organisms. The biosensor that was used, the Analyte 2000, was originally developed for the detection of chemicals. It utilizes a fiber optic wave guide that propagates an evanescent light wave of very specific wavelength. The light excites fluorescent molecules bound to the waveguide, but not in the bulk solution, which theoretically enhances signal while reducing background interference. Attempts to develop this system for the detection of DNA were not successful due to poor detection of the target molecules. An assay analogous to a sandwich immunoassay was designed for use on the Analyte 2000. Specific oligonucleotide probes were designed to bind to the waveguides via biotin-streptavidin interaction, and were used to capture the target DNA. Pure target DNA representing unique genes in the organisms were synthesized by PCR. Detection of captured DNA was then attempted using an oligonucleotide detection probe designed to bind to the target. Two detection systems were employed: an indirect signal amplification system based on biotin-tyramide deposition, or direct detection of fluorescent signal from Cy-5 molecules. In all experiments performed there was very little difference between the signal generated with or without the target molecules. Many experiments were conducted to attempt to identify reasons for the poor signal. Signal was only of any significance when target amplicons were internally labeled with Cy-5 by PCR. Real time PCR as a method to detect the pathogens was also investigated. Though the PCR technique itself is very rapid, DNA extraction and purification requires preparation time. Filtration of up to one liter of well water, followed by concentration and "cleaning" Helicobacter pylori cells by immunomagnetic separation, was used to detect H. pylori seeded in a water source. Following cell lysis, the extracted DNA could be used directly in conventional PCR targeting the 16S rRNA gene to detect less than 265 cells per liter of water. DNA purification was not required for this level of detection. Initial studies to amplify lysed cells by real time PCR indicated that an incorrect product was made. When purified DNA was used for real time PCR, the correct product was produced from DNA representing as few as 100 cells. This publication can be purchased and downloaded via Pay Per View on Water Intelligence Online - click on the Pay Per View icon below

✏Book Title : Information Coding Techniques
✏Author : J.S.Chitode
✏Publisher : Technical Publications
✏Release Date : 2007-06
✏Pages : 433
✏ISBN : 8189411691
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Information Coding Techniques Book Summary : Information Entropy FundamentalsUncertainty, Information and entropy - Source coding theorem - Huffman coding - Shannon fano coding - Discrete memory less channels - Channel capacity - Channel coding theorem - Channel capacity theorem.Data and Voice CodingDifferential pulse code modulation - Adaptive differential pulse code modulation - Adaptive subband coding - Delta modulation - Adaptive delta modulation - Coding of speech signal at low bit rates (Vocoders, LPC).Error Control CodingLinear block codes - Syndrome decoding - Minimum distance consideration - Cyclic codes - Generator polynomial - Parity check polynomial - Encoder for cyclic codes - Calculation of syndrome - Convolutional codes.Compression TechniquesPrinciples - Text compression - Static Huffman coding - Dynamic Huffman coding - Arithmetic coding - Image compression - Graphics interchange format - Tagged image file format - Digitized documents - Introduction to JPEG standards.Audio and Video CodingLinear predictive coding - Code excited LPC - Perceptual coding, MPEG audio coders - Dolby audio coders - Video compression - Principles - Introduction to H.261 & MPEG Video standards.

📒Tunneling Spectroscopy ✍ Paul Hansma

✏Book Title : Tunneling Spectroscopy
✏Author : Paul Hansma
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2012-12-06
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9781468411522
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tunneling Spectroscopy Book Summary : This book has been compiled to give specialists, in areas that could be helped by tunneling spectroscopy, a rounded and relatively painless intro duction to the field. Why relatively painless? Because this book is filled with figures-A quick glance through these figures can give one a good idea of the types of systems that can be studied and the quality of results that can be obtained. To date, it has been somewhat difficult to learn about tunneling spectroscopy, as papers in this field have appeared in a diversity of scientific journals: for example. The Journal of Adhesion, J(}urnal (}f Catalysis, Surface and Interface Analysis, Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Physical Review-over 45 different ones in all, plus numerous conference proceedings. This diversity is, however, undoubtedly healthy. It indicates that the findings of tunneling spectroscopy are of interest and potential benefit to a wide audience. This book can help people who have seen a few papers or heard a talk on tunneling spectroscopy and want to learn more about what it can do for their field. Tunneling spectroscopy is presently in a transitional state. Its experi mental methods and theoretical basis have been reasonably well developed. Its continued vitality will depend on the success of its applications. Crucial to that success, as pointed out by Ward Plummer, is the adoption of tunneling spectroscopy by specialists in the areas of application.