Computational physics is a rapidly growing subfield of computational science, in large part because computers can solve previously intractable problems or simulate natural processes that do not have analytic solutions. The next step beyond Landau's "First Course in Scientific Computing" and a follow-up to Landau and Paez's "Computational Physics," this text presents a broad survey of key topics in computational physics for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, including new discussions of visualization tools, wavelet analysis, molecular dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. By treating science, applied mathematics, and computer science together, the book reveals how this knowledge base can be applied to a wider range of real-world problems than computational physics texts normally address.
Designed for a one- or two-semester course, "A Survey of Computational Physics" will also interest anyone who wants a reference on or practical experience in the basics of computational physics. The text includes a CD-ROM with supplementary materials, including Java, Fortran, and C programs; animations; visualizations; color figures; interactive Java applets; codes for MPI, PVM, and OpenDX; and a PVM tutorial.Accessible to advanced undergraduates Real-world problem-solving approach Java codes and applets integrated with text Accompanying CD-ROM contains codes, applets, animations, and visualization files Companion Web site includes videos of lectures
<b>A complete, hands-on guide to the use of statistical methods for obtaining reliable and practical survey research</b> <p> <p> <i>Applied Survey Methods</i> provides a comprehensive outline of the complete survey process, from design to publication. Filling a gap in the current literature, this one-of-a-kind book describes both the theory and practical applications of survey research with an emphasis on the statistical aspects of survey methods. <p> The book begins with a brief historic overview of survey research methods followed by a discussion that details the needed first steps for carrying out a survey, including the definition of a target population, the selection of a sampling frame, and the outline of a questionnaire with several examples that include common errors to avoid in the wording of questions. Throughout the book, the author provides an accessible discussion on the methodological problems that are associated with the survey process, outlining real data and examples while also providing insight on the future of survey research. Chapter coverage explores the various aspects of the survey process and the accompanying numerical techniques, including: <ul> <li> <div>Simple and composite sampling designs</div> <li> <div>Estimators</div> <li> <div>Data collection and editing</div> <li> <div>The quality of results</div> <li> <div>The non-response problem</div> <li> <div>Weighting adjustments and methods</div> <li> <div>Disclosure control</div> </ul> <p> The final chapter addresses the growing popularity of Web surveys, and the associated methodological problems are discussed, including solutions to common pitfalls. Exercises are provided throughout with selected answers included at the end of the book, while a related Web site features additional solutions to exercises and a downloadable demo version of the Blaise system of computer-assisted interviewing. Access to the freely available SimSam software is also available on the related Web site and provides readers with the tools needed to simulate samples from finite populations as well as visualize the effects of sample size, non-response, and the use of different estimation procedures. <p> <i>Applied Survey Methods</i> is an excellent book for courses on survey research and non-response in surveys at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a useful reference for practicing statisticians and survey methodologists who work in both government and private research sectors.
10 Crucial Strategies for Turning Your Online Presence Into Something Your Company Can Actually Use Includes Sales Funnel and Landing Page worksheets. Is your business website really built to generate leads... or is it just an expensive, online version of your company's brochure? The difference isn't just clear and important, it's what separates the companies with successful online marketing efforts from all the others. In this e-book, entrepreneur and lead generation expert Randy Milanovic will share his top 10 ingredients for high-ROI business websites, and how his company, Kayak Online Marketing, has used them to produce triple-digit percentage increases in sales opportunities in just a few months. Among the specific details you'll learn are: - How lead-generating websites are arranged (and why they usually don't require expensive website design or custom programming) - Why knowing your customers is the first step toward giving them what they want, and how to get the detailed information you need - What smart companies do to turn search engine traffic and social media followers into potential customers - How you can deal with huge increases in leads without spending endless hours at the office or paying more in overhead costs ... and a lot more.
The purpose of this manual is to introduce executives, managers and human resource development professionals to a process by which they can conduct a successful employee opinion survey in their organization. The focus of the manual is on planning, execution and follow up -- three key elements that are requisites of any management project. Readers will find that the manual contains a wealth of valuable information including a step-by-step survey planning guide, model project schedules, sample survey announcements to employees, examples of survey reports with interpretation guidelines and a recommended process for post-survey follow up response action. All of this information is presented in a way that will be easily understood and that can be easily applied or administered by any management level employee.The survey process presented in this manual is based on action research models that have been widely accepted in the field of organization development for many years as well as on the author's 40 years plus experience as a corporate human resource executive and later as a management consultant specializing in organizational development. An important aspect of the recommended survey process is that it is intended to be modified and adapted to meet the special requirements or individual circumstances of the reader's organization.
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