Semi-Infinite Fractional Programming


Advances in Face Image Analysis: Theory and applications by Fadi Dornaika
Market Data Analysis Using JMP by Walter R. Paczkowski
Jude Thaddeus Socrates, “A Portrait of Linear Algebra (3rd edition)”
Semi-Infinite Fractional Programming By Ram U. Verma
Handbook of Input – Output Analysis

Advances in Face Image Analysis: Theory and applications by Fadi Dornaika

English | March 2nd, 2016 | ISBN: 1681081113 | 264 Pages | PDF | 33.38 MB

Advances in Face Image Analysis: Theory and applications describes several approaches to facial image analysis and recognition. Eleven chapters cover advances in computer vision and pattern recognition methods used to analyze facial data.
The topics addressed in this book include automatic face detection, 3D face model fitting, robust face recognition, facial expression recognition, face image data embedding, model-less 3D face pose estimation and image-based age estimation. The chapters are also written by experts from a different research groups. Readers will, therefore, have access to contemporary knowledge on facial recognition with some diverse perspectives offered for individual techniques.
The book is a useful resource for a to a wide audience such as i) researchers and professionals working in the field of face image analysis, ii) the entire pattern recognition community interested in processing and extracting features from raw face images, and iii) technical experts as well as postgraduate computer science students interested in cutting edge concepts of facial image recognition.

Market Data Analysis Using JMP by Walter R. Paczkowski

English | December 19th, 2016 | ISBN: 1629604089, 9781629604084, 9781629604879 | 378 Pages | True PDF | 30.46 MB

With the powerful interactive and visual functionality of JMP, you can dynamically analyze market data to transform it into actionable and useful information with clear, concise, and insightful reports and displays. Market Data Analysis Using JMP is a unique example-driven book because it has a specific application focus: market data analysis. A working knowledge of JMP will help you turn your market data into vital knowledge that will help you succeed in a highly competitive, fast-moving, and dynamic business world.
This book can be used as a stand-alone resource for working professionals, or as a supplement to a business school course in market data research. Anyone who works with market data will benefit from reading and studying this book, then using JMP to apply the dynamic analytical concepts to their market data.
After reading this book, you will be able to quickly and effortlessly use JMP to:
• prepare market data for analysis
• use and interpret sophisticated statistical methods
• build choice models
• estimate regression models to turn data into useful and actionable information
Market Data Analysis Using JMP will teach you how to use dynamic graphics to illustrate your market data analysis and explore the vast possibilities that your data can offer!

Jude Thaddeus Socrates, “A Portrait of Linear Algebra (3rd edition)”

2016 | ISBN-10: 1465290532 | 872 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Preface to the 3rd Edition
In the three years since the 2nd Edition of A Portrait of Linear Algebra came out, I have had the
privilege of teaching Linear Algebra every semester, and even during most of the summers. All the
new ideas, improvements, exercises, and other changes that have been incorporated in the 3rd edition
would not have been possible without the lengthy discussions and interactions that I have had with so
many wonderful students in these classes, and the colleagues who adopted this book for their own
Linear Algebra class.
So let me begin by thanking Daniel Gallup, John Sepikas, Lyman Chaffee, Christopher Strinden,
Patricia Michel, Asher Shamam, Richard Abdelkerim, Mark Pavitch, David Matthews, and Guoqiang
Song, my colleagues at Pasadena City College who have taught out of my book, for sharing their ideas
and experiences with me, their encouragement, and suggestions for improving this text.
I am certain that if I begin to name all the students who have given me constructive criticisms about the
book, I will miss more than just a handful. There have been hundreds of students who have gone
through this book, and I learned so much from my conversations with many of them. Often, a casual
remark or a simple question would prompt me to rewrite an explanation or come up with an interesting
new exercise. Many of these students have continued on to finish their undergraduate careers at
four-year institutions, and have begun graduate studies in mathematics or engineering. Some of them
have kept in touch with me over the years, and the sweetest words they have said to me is how easily
they handled upper-division Linear Algebra classes, thanks to the solid education they received from
my book. I give them my deepest gratitude, not just for their thoughts, but also for giving me the best
career in the world.
It is hard to believe that ten years ago, the idea of this book did not even exist. None of this would have
been possible without the help of so many people.
Thank you to Christine Bochniak, Beverly Kraus, and Taylor Knuckey of Kendall Hunt for their
valuable assistance in bringing the 3rd edition to fruition.
Many thanks to my long-suffering husband, my best friend and biggest supporter, Juan Sanchez-Diaz,
for patiently accepting all the nights and weekends that were consumed by this book. And thank you to
Johannes, for your unconditional love and for making me get up from the computer so we can go for a
walk or play with the ball. I would have gone bonkers if it weren’t for you two.
To the members of the Socrates and Sanchez families all over the planet, maraming salamat, y muchas
gracias, for all your love and support.
Thanks to all my colleagues at PCC, my friends on Facebook, and my barkada, for being my
unflagging cheering squad and artistic critics.
Thanks to my tennis and gym buddies for keeping me motivated and physically healthy.
Thank you to my late parents, Dr. Jose Socrates and Dr. Nenita Socrates, for teaching me and all their
children the love for learning.
And finally, my thanks to our Lord, for showering my life with so many blessings.
Jude Thaddeus Socrates
Professor of Mathematics
Pasadena City College, California
June, 2016

Semi-Infinite Fractional Programming By Ram U. Verma

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 298 Pages | ISBN : 9811062552 | 12.49 MB

This book presents a smooth and unified transitional framework from generalised fractional programming, with a finite number of variables and a finite number of constraints, to semi-infinite fractional programming, where a number of variables are finite but with infinite constraints. It focuses on empowering graduate students, faculty and other research enthusiasts to pursue more accelerated research advances with significant interdisciplinary applications without borders.
In terms of developing general frameworks for theoretical foundations and real-world applications, it discusses a number of new classes of generalised second-order invex functions and second-order univex functions, new sets of second-order necessary optimality conditions, second-order sufficient optimality conditions, and second-order duality models for establishing numerous duality theorems for discrete minmax (or maxmin) semi-infinite fractional programming problems. In the current interdisciplinary supercomputer-oriented research environment, semi-infinite fractional programming is among the most rapidly expanding research areas in terms of its multi-facet applications empowerment for real-world problems, which may stem from many control problems in robotics, outer approximation in geometry, and portfolio problems in economics, that can be transformed into semi-infinite problems as well as handled by transforming them into semi-infinite fractional programming problems. As a matter of fact, in mathematical optimisation programs, a fractional programming (or program) is a generalisation to linear fractional programming. These problems lay the theoretical foundation that enables us to fully investigate the second-order optimality and duality aspects of our principal fractional programming problem as well as its semi-infinite counterpart.

Handbook of Input – Output Analysis

Edward Elgar | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1783476311 | 498 pages | PDF | 7.31 mb

by Thijs Ten Raa (Editor)
The field of input-output analysis is fragmented. Statisticians collect and organize data and construct input-output coefficients. Economists analyze these statistics and their changes to measure and explain important concepts such as productivity, efficiency and comparative advantages. Applied economists and environmental analysts then build models around input-output matrices for scenario and impact analyses. This authoritative Handbook encompasses all these elements, explaining in detail the treatment and role of input-output statistics in the System of National Accounts. Importantly, it provides a unifying global supply-use framework to tie together many of the unresolved issues in collecting statistics, constructing input-output coefficients, and their use in modeling. Leading experts from international statistical offices and universities provide comprehensive coverage of the field, including history, theory, applications, uncertainty and dynamics. They elucidate the collection of accounting statistics, the construction of input-output tables, and their use in economic and environmental analysis. Furthermore, they examine the building of applied general equilibrium models, the use of these models for efficiency analysis, and the links to stochastic and dynamic input-output analysis. Students and academics studying applied economics and environmental modeling will find this an enlightening guide to the state of the art. As well as revealing and exploring the theoretical foundations, the Handbook will also act as a useful guide for practitioners.