Spectrum 19

The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Spectrum 19

A latest installment in the award-winning series showcases an international cadre of artists in every style and medium and provides a detailed "Year In Review" section and artist contact information. Simultaneous. 20,000 first printing.

Three-Tier Shared Spectrum, Shared Infrastructure, and a Path to 5G

Three-Tier Shared Spectrum, Shared Infrastructure, and a Path to 5G

Written by a leading expert in the field, this unique book describes the technical requirements for three-tier shared spectrum as well as key policy rationale and the impact for 5G. Detail is provided on the inception of the concept and its implementation in the US Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), along with descriptions of standards for deployment, algorithms required for implementation, and the broader consequences for wireless network and service architectures. The economic and innovation incentives offered by three-tier spectrum are described, along with potential outcomes such as widely deployed neutral host networks. There is also detailed technical analysis of the unique challenges introduced by three-tier spectrum, such as co-existence among non-cooperating networks. Covering a wide range of spectrum bands, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) international allocations, and rule structures that can be adapted for different regimes, this is ideal for an international readership of communications engineers, policy-makers, regulators, and industry strategic planners.

College on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's Guide to Students' Mental Health and Wellbeing

College on the Autism Spectrum

Providing expert yet accessible guidance to parents of young autistic people who are going to college, this book helps parents support their child from application through to graduation. Covering social issues, independent living, academic challenges, student services and emotional wellbeing, this is the one-stop shop for advice on the transition from school to college or university. The book examines the skills that students need to live and function at college, and the skills parents need to let their teens navigate college without a parent as intermediary. It offers ways to combat common problems that affect the mental health of people on the spectrum, such as keeping up with homework, fast-paced classes, and complex social expectations. This book is for any parent considering college as an option for their child, disability service providers in colleges and for autistic students themselves.

Theory and Design of Terabit Optical Fiber Transmission Systems

Theory and Design of Terabit Optical Fiber Transmission Systems

This comprehensive, modular treatment of the challenging issues involved in very high-speed optical transmission systems contains all the theory and practical design criteria required to optimise transmission system design. Each chapter covers the theoretical modelling of a given system; chapters are well supported by real-world worked examples and accompanied by MATLAB code and receiver design examples. Critical analysis and comparison of engineering solutions is presented, to make clear the principles underlying system performance optimisation, and a broad range of transmission systems is discussed, including the status and performance demands of the Terabit systems now entering the next generation market. Blending theoretical and practical considerations for high-speed fiber optic systems design, this is an indispensable reference for all forward-looking professionals and researchers in optical communications.

Game Theoretic Approaches for Spectrum Redistribution

Game Theoretic Approaches for Spectrum Redistribution

This brief examines issues of spectrum allocation for the limited resources of radio spectrum. It uses a game-theoretic perspective, in which the nodes in the wireless network are rational and always pursue their own objectives. It provides a systematic study of the approaches that can guarantee the system’s convergence at an equilibrium state, in which the system performance is optimal or sub-optimal. The author provides a short tutorial on game theory, explains game-theoretic channel allocation in clique and in multi-hop wireless networks and explores challenges in designing game-theoretic mechanisms for dynamic channel redistribution. Since designing a completely secure mechanism is extremely expensive or impossible in most of distributed autonomous systems, it is more beneficial to study misbehavior of the nodes and develop light-weighted game-theoretic channel allocation mechanisms. With a mix of theoretical and hands-on information, the brief traces the concepts of game theory, the current state of spectrum allocation in wireless networks and future competition for resources. Thorough yet accessible, the content is ideal for researchers and practitioners working on spectrum redistribution. It is also a helpful resource for researchers and advanced-level students interested in game theory and wireless communications.

The Biophysics of Photosynthesis

The Biophysics of Photosynthesis

The volume is intended as an introduction to the physical principles governing the main processes that occur in photosynthesis, with emphasis on the light reactions and electron transport chain. A unique feature of the photosynthetic apparatus is the fact that the molecular structures are known in detail for essentially all of its major components. The availability of this data has allowed their functions to be probed at a very fundamental level to discover the design principles that have guided evolution. Other volumes on photosynthesis have tended to focus on single components or on a specific set of biophysical techniques, and the authors’ goal is to provide new researchers with an introduction to the overall field of photosynthesis. The book is divided into sections, each dealing with one of the main physical processes in photosynthetic energy conversion. Each section has several chapters each describing the role that a basic physical property, such as charge or spin, plays in governing the process being discussed. The chapters proceed in an orderly fashion from a quantum mechanical description of early processes on an ultrafast timescale to a classical treatment of electron transfer and catalysis on a biochemical timescale culminating in evolutionary principles on a geological timescale.

Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals E-Book

Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals E-Book

The second edition of this successful textbook offers support for learners and continues to provide a significant reference text suitable for all Dental Care Professionals. Offering a clear, easy-to-follow, comprehensive account of all aspects of dental radiography essential to this group of professionals, this book is an important resource that renders it essential reading, particularly for those undertaking examinations in Dental Radiography. Presents the subject in an accessible format - highly illustrated, with short paragraphs, bulleted lists and flow diagrams Clear line diagrams help readers learn to interpret the radiographs Contains what the dental care professional needs to know and no more, i.e. basic principles of background science, practical details of radiography and an elementary account of radiological interpretation Written by the best known UK textbook author in the subject area, who has been heavily involved in the British Dental Association's highly successful on-line course in dental radiography dental nurses Digital imaging techniques are embedded in the main text and a short chapter on Cone Beam CT has been added to render the book fully compatible with recent changes in practice