This comprehensive text combines fiber and integrated optics material in a one-semester text for seniors. The text is specific in its coverage of fiber optics, with physical insight into the development of ray-optic and wave-field description of waveguiding. Students will benefit from a review of the required math and electromagnetic background in Chapter 1. Sections on the latest applications such as fiber optic sensors, optical amplifiers, and optical interconnects are included.
This is a wonderful tale about Nero, a guide dog for the blind, and Zero, a magical toy unicorn. The two set out on a thrilling adventure when Zero discovers he has magical powers. They visit a field in their village to see a donkey and - to Nero's amusement on hearing a farmer relate his story to other villagers in the tearoom - get mistaken for a flying saucer! When Zero finally learns how to control his magic, the duo embark on an exciting rescue mission aboard a cruise liner. Can they save the day? There's only one way to find out...
Cult Film as a Guide to Life investigates the world and experience of cult films, from well-loved classics to the worst movies ever made. Including comprehensive studies of cult phenomena such as bad films, paracinema, exploitation versions, slash fiction, and cult tourism, and case studies of movies as different as Naked Lunch,Showgirls and Zabriskie Point, this lively and original book shows why cult films may just be the perfect guide to making sense of the contemporary world.
Using his expertise in two fields, I.Q. Hunter also explores the important overlap between cult film and adaptation studies. He argues that adaptation studies could learn a great deal from cult and fan studies about the importance of audiences' emotional investment not only in texts but also in the relationships between them, and how such bonds of caring are structured over time.
The book's emergent theme is cult film as lived experience. With reference mostly to American cinema, Hunter explores how cultists, with their powerful emotional investment in films, care for them over time and across numerous intertexts in relationships of memory, nostalgia and anticipation.
This book presents an exciting new synthesis of directed and undirected, discrete and continuous graphical models. Combining elements of Bayesian networks and Markov random fields, the newly introduced hybrid random fields are an interesting approach to get the best of both these worlds, with an added promise of modularity and scalability. The authors have written an enjoyable book---rigorous in the treatment of the mathematical background, but also enlivened by interesting and original historical and philosophical perspectives.
The book not only marks an effective direction of investigation with significant experimental advances, but it is also---and perhaps primarily---a guide for the reader through an original trip in the space of probabilistic modeling. While digesting the book, one is enriched with a very open view of the field, with full of stimulating connections. [...] Everyone specifically interested in Bayesian networks and Markov random fields should not miss it.
This book will give you an idea as to how you can get a lean body that that looks good. You will also be pleasantly surprised at how great you feel and at the sheer amount of energy you seem to have. We urge you to have an open mind when you are going through the guidelines mentioned in this program. Most of the people who talk about getting a lean body, try to coax you into buying products that they say would help you get a leaner body. This book will give you a list of exercises that you can do in order to get a lean V-Shaped body. It also lists the exercises that you should stay away from that could hamper you from toning your body. Although the results will be great, if you are able to include some gym time, you really do not need to use a lot of weights. But it would be great if you get some dumbbells or a barbell and a stability ball.
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