Mastering Space

Author: John Agnew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134869088
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For over two hundred years the domination of some countries by others has been intrinsic to international relations, with national economic and political strength viewed as essential to a nation's survival and global position. Mastering Space identifies the essential features of this "state-centredness" and suggests an optimistic alternative more in keeping with the contemporary post-Cold War climate. Drawing on recent geopolitical thinking, the authors claim that the dynamism of the international political economy has been obscured through excessive attention on the state as an unchanging actor. Dealing with such topical issues as Japan's rise to economic dominance and America's perceived decline, as well as the global impact of continued geographical change, the book discusses the role of geographical organization in the global political economy, and the impact of increasing economic globalisation and political fragmentation in future international relations. The authors identify the present time as crucial to the global political economy, and explore the possibilities of moving the world from mastering space to real reciprocity between peoples and places. John Agnew is a Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Stuart Corbridge is a lecturer in Geography at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.

Modeling Ships And Space Craft

Author: Gina Hagler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461445957
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Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky begins with the theories of Aristotle and Archimedes, moving on to examine the work of Froude and Taylor, the early aviators and the Wright Brothers, Goddard and the other rocket men, and the computational fluid dynamic models of our time. It examines the ways each used fluid dynamic principles in the design of their vessels. In the process, this book covers the history of hydrodynamic (aero and fluid) theory and its progression – with some very accessible science examples – including seminal theories. Hydrodynamic principles in action are also explored with examples from nature and the works of man. This is a book for anyone interested in the history of technology – specifically the methods and science behind the use of scale models and hydrodynamic principles in the marine and aeronautical designs of today.

Mastering The Ultimate High Ground Next Steps In The Military Uses Of Space

Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 083303412X
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Assesses the military space challenges facing the Air Force and the nation in light of the findings and recommendations of the Space Commission. The author reviews the Air Force?'s involvement in space since its creation as an independent service in 1947; examines the circumstances that occasioned the commission?'s creation and the conceptual and organizational roadblocks that have impeded a more rapid growth of U.S. military space capability; and enumerates the challenges facing the Air Force with respect to space.

Mastering Ui Development With Unity

Author: Ashley Godbold
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787288439
Size: 30.29 MB
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Master Game UI system by creating captivating user interface components with Unity 5 through Unity 2018 and C#. Learn about UI texts, images, world space UI, mobile-specific UI and much more. Key Features Develop a game UI with both technical and aesthetic considerations Use all the UI elements provided by Unity's UI system Step-by-step examples of creating user interface components in the top game genres Book Description A functional UI is an important component for player interaction in every type of video game. Along with imparting crucial statistical information to the player, the UI is also the window through which the player engages with the world established by the game. Unity's tools give you the opportunity to create complex and attractive UIs to make your game stand out. This book helps you realize the full potential of Unity's powerful tools to create the best UI for your games by walking you through the creation of myriad user interface components. Learn how to create visually engaging heads-up-displays, pause menus, health bars, circular progress bars, animated menus, and more. This book not only teaches how to lay out visual elements, but also how to program these features and implement them across multiple games of varying genres. While working through the examples provided, you will learn how to develop a UI that scales to multiple screen resolutions, so your game can be released on multiple platforms with minimal changes. What you will learn Design principles and patterns for laying out elements in your UI Techniques that allow your UI to scale appropriately in different resolutions How to use automatic layouts to streamline your UI building process Properties of the Event System and how to appropriately hook events to your UI elements Access the components and properties of UI elements via code Implement all of Unity's built-in UI elements as well as those provided by TextMeshPro Develop key UI components that are popularly used in multiple game genres Add visual flare to user interfaces with the use of animation and particle effects Create a UI that displays in the Screen Space as well as World Space Who this book is for This book is for anyone keen to improve their games via a great user interface with Unity's UI system. If you're looking for a book that explains how to develop specific user interfaces or that thoroughly explains how each of the individual Unity components work, this book is for you.

Mastering Java For Data Science

Author: Alexey Grigorev
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785887394
Size: 41.21 MB
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Use Java to create a diverse range of Data Science applications and bring Data Science into production About This Book An overview of modern Data Science and Machine Learning libraries available in Java Coverage of a broad set of topics, going from the basics of Machine Learning to Deep Learning and Big Data frameworks. Easy-to-follow illustrations and the running example of building a search engine. Who This Book Is For This book is intended for software engineers who are comfortable with developing Java applications and are familiar with the basic concepts of data science. Additionally, it will also be useful for data scientists who do not yet know Java but want or need to learn it. If you are willing to build efficient data science applications and bring them in the enterprise environment without changing the existing stack, this book is for you! What You Will Learn Get a solid understanding of the data processing toolbox available in Java Explore the data science ecosystem available in Java Find out how to approach different machine learning problems with Java Process unstructured information such as natural language text or images Create your own search engine Get state-of-the-art performance with XGBoost Learn how to build deep neural networks with DeepLearning4j Build applications that scale and process large amounts of data Deploy data science models to production and evaluate their performance In Detail Java is the most popular programming language, according to the TIOBE index, and it is a typical choice for running production systems in many companies, both in the startup world and among large enterprises. Not surprisingly, it is also a common choice for creating data science applications: it is fast and has a great set of data processing tools, both built-in and external. What is more, choosing Java for data science allows you to easily integrate solutions with existing software, and bring data science into production with less effort. This book will teach you how to create data science applications with Java. First, we will revise the most important things when starting a data science application, and then brush up the basics of Java and machine learning before diving into more advanced topics. We start by going over the existing libraries for data processing and libraries with machine learning algorithms. After that, we cover topics such as classification and regression, dimensionality reduction and clustering, information retrieval and natural language processing, and deep learning and big data. Finally, we finish the book by talking about the ways to deploy the model and evaluate it in production settings. Style and approach This is a practical guide where all the important concepts such as classification, regression, and dimensionality reduction are explained with the help of examples.

Mastering Visual C Net

Author: Jason Price
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780782152234
Size: 75.74 MB
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Get Everything You Can Out of Visual C# and the .NET Framework Mastering Visual C# .NET is the best resource for getting everything you can out of the new C# language and the .NET Framework. You'll master C# language essentials, quickly taking advantage of the many improvements it offers over C++ and see tons of examples that show you all the ways that .NET can make your programming more efficient and your applications more powerful. You'll learn how to create stand-alone applications, as well as build Windows, web, and database applications. You'll even see how to develop web services—a technology that holds great promise for the future of distributed application. Coverage includes: Mastering the fundamentals and advanced aspects of the C# language Using Visual Studio .NET for increased coding productivity and debugging Creating distributed applications with remoting and web services Understanding object-oriented concepts Delivering data across the Internet with web services Using XML to communicate with other applications Accessing databases with ADO.NET Building Windows applications Creating web applications using ASP.NET Reading and writing data from/to files or the Internet Using advanced data structures to store and manipulate information Using multi-threading for greater application efficiency Using reflection to manipulate running code Building distributed applications with remoting and web services Securing code and authenticating users Using built-in encryption facilities Making your applications world-ready Parsing strings with regular expressions Using delegates to handle runtime events Programming defensively with exception handling

Mastering The New Media Landscape

Author: Barbara Cave Henricks
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626565821
Size: 71.47 MB
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The New Way to Get Noticed The giant brands that once dominated the media landscape—Oprah, the New York Times, NPR, CNN—have seen their monopoly on public attention smashed by the Internet and now find themselves competing with individuals and brands in a sea of micromedia: websites, social media, blogs, podcasts, and more. Ace publicists and marketers Barbara Cave Henricks and Rusty Shelton show that to navigate through this modern terrain, you need to think more like a media executive than a marketer. The key lies in mastering three crucial categories of media—earned, owned, and rented—and knowing how to integrate each for maximum success. By using this proven strategy, you can create a positive feedback loop that will generate massive momentum and grow a large, loyal audience for your message.

Color And Mastering For Digital Cinema

Author: Glenn Kennel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136033386
Size: 33.49 MB
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Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema explores the implications for motion picture post production processes and changes required to the supporting equipment and software. While a new concept to the motion picture community, the selection of the wide gamut, output-referred XYZ color space for digital cinema distribution is based on decades of color science and experience in other industries. The rationale for choosing XYZ and the other color encoding parameters is explained and the book also provides a full case study of the development of DLP Cinema® projectors by Texas Instruments. Finally, this book explores how the XYZ color encoding concept can be extended to support enhanced display technologies in the future. This book contains: * Brilliant 4-color illustrations that compliment the color science explanations * Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology * Descriptions of key issues and background on decisions that were made in the standardization process By Glenn Kennel, Glenn Kennel is VP/GM of Feature Film Services at Laser Pacific Media Corporation, a leading provider of a full range of post production services for television and feature film. Recently, he worked for the DLP Cinema group of Texas Instruments in a role that included technology and business development. Previously, in a twenty year career with Kodak, he led the development of the Cineon digital film scanners and laser recorders and the prototype HDTV telecine that became the Spirit Datacine. As a consultant, he helped DCI draft the technical specifications for digital cinema. Kennel also chairs the SMPTE DC28 Color ad hoc group and the DC28.20 Distribution working group. He is a SMPTE Fellow and has received the SMPTE Journal Award. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

State Space

Author: Neil Brenner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470754710
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This groundbreaking, interdisciplinary volume brings together diverse analyses of state space in historical and contemporary capitalism. The first volume to present an accessible yet challenging overview of the changing geographies of state power under capitalism. A unique, interdisciplinary collection of contributions by major theorists and analysts of state spatial restructuring in the current era. Investigates some of the new political spaces that are emerging under contemporary conditions of ‘globalization'. Explores state restructuring on multiple spatial scales, and from a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives. Covers a range of topical issues in contemporary geographical political economy. Contains case study material on Western Europe, North America and East Asia, as well as parts of Africa and South America.

Mastering Hadoop

Author: Sandeep Karanth
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783983655
Size: 71.44 MB
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Do you want to broaden your Hadoop skill set and take your knowledge to the next level? Do you wish to enhance your knowledge of Hadoop to solve challenging data processing problems? Are your Hadoop jobs, Pig scripts, or Hive queries not working as fast as you intend? Are you looking to understand the benefits of upgrading Hadoop? If the answer is yes to any of these, this book is for you. It assumes novice-level familiarity with Hadoop.