Scientific Study from the year 2015 in the subject Mathematics - Applied Mathematics, , language: English, abstract: Originally, I wrote this essay for readers interested in the correlation of data series, supplemented by examples for the explanation of the proposed methods. I have shown several mathematical models and numerous figures, graphics and charts for better comprehension. During the preview of this essay the selected examples turned out to be so exciting, that a short introduction into the examples themselves would be advisable, also to readers not interested in mathematics and modeling: The increasing number of annual airport passengers was a good example for the fundamental question whether time or population causes this increase. For the rise of the atmospheric carbon dioxide content over long periods in between the present interglacial, I found an unrivaled variable for the correlation. For the growth of the world population from origin of Homo sapiens up to its growth limit, I compared two different models, one time-based, the other one population-based. For the long-term growth of Dow Jones Industrial Index, I found a good correlation with world population and time, while the long term volatility correlated fairly with time. The long-term climate change correlates with world population, whereas the long natural cyclic climate observations correlate with time, and the combination of both lead to pioneering innovative visualizations, again within the present interglacial.
Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation, Third Edition , describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system and its practical implementation. Through a method known as ´literate programming´, the authors combine human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education. Through the ideas and software in this book, users will learn to design and employ a fully-featured rendering system for creating stunning imagery. This completely updated and revised edition includes new coverage on ray-tracing hair and curves primitives, numerical precision issues with ray tracing, LBVHs, realistic camera models, the measurement equation, and much more. It is a must-have, full color resource on physically-based rendering. Presents up-to-date revisions of the seminal reference on rendering, including new sections on bidirectional path tracing, numerical robustness issues in ray tracing, realistic camera models, and subsurface scattering Provides the source code for a complete rendering system allowing readers to get up and running fast Includes a unique indexing feature, literate programming, that lists the locations of each function, variable, and method on the page where they are first described Serves as an essential resource on physically-based rendering
Nutrition and Biochemistry for Nurses has been designed to meet the requirements of B.Sc. Nursing students. The text has been written keeping in view the curriculum framed by the Nursing Council of India. Besides nursing students, it will also be useful to dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy students. SALIENT FEATURES • Comprehensive and Exhaustive Coverage • Text presented in short sentences, sometimes fragments, in the form of bulleted points • Easy-to-read simple language used for ease of comprehension • Numerous graphics, tables, diagrams and pictures provided wherever needed • Applied aspects of topics, e.g. recommended dietary allowances (RDAs), cookery rules and preservation of nutrients, balanced diet and role of nurse in nutritional programmes, etc., in nutrition and various investigations in biochemistry provided in sufficient detail • Chapter in a Nutshell, short summary, appended in the end of every chapter to help the learner quickly revise the chapters content • Exam-oriented exercises provided to help students prepare themselves on the lines of the exam they are going to appear at • Clinical Applications Boxes-a feature provided to help students comprehend the importance of biochemical information in diagnosis and treatment of clinical problems Whats New in the Second Edition • Recent developments in food standards • Ready reckoner of nutritive values of common foods • Several chapters revised to provide information on recent trends in clinical biochemistry • Several chapters revised for better clarity of concepts
Enhance learners interest and understanding with visual design for instructional and information products No matter what medium you use to deliver content, if the visual design fails, the experience falls flat. Meaningful graphics and a compelling visual design supercharge instruction, training, and presentations, but this isnt easy to accomplish. Now you can conquer your design fears and knowledge gaps with Visual Design Solutions : a resource for learning professionals seeking to raise the bar on their graphics and visual design skills. This informal and friendly book guides you through the process and principles used by professional graphic designers. It also presents creative solutions and examples that you can start using right away. Anyone who envisions, designs, or creates instructional or informational graphics will benefit from the design strategies laid out in this comprehensive resource. Written by Connie Malamed, an art educator and instructional designer, this book will help you tap into your creativity, design with intention, and produce polished work. Whereas most graphic design books focus on logos, packaging, and brochures, Visual Design Solutions focuses on eLearning, presentations, and performance support. Visual Design Solutions includes practical guidelines for making smart design choices, ways to create professional-looking products, and principles for successful graphics that facilitate learning. Ideal for instructional designers, trainers, presenters, and professors who want to advance from haphazard to intentional design, this book will help them realize their design potential. Gain the knowledge and confidence to design impressive, effective visuals for learning Increase learner comprehension and retention with visual strategies offered by an expert author Serves as a reference and a resource, with a wealth of examples for inspiration and ideas Addresses an intimidating topic in an informal, friendly style In four parts, the book provides a thorough overview of the design process and design concepts; explores space, image, and typography; and presents workable solutions for your most persistent and puzzling design problems. Get started and begin creating captivating graphics for your learners. CONNIE MALAMED consults, writes, and speaks in the fields of online learning, visual communication, and information design, through her company, Connie Malamed Consulting. She has more than 20 years of experience designing learning and visual solutions for nonprofit organizations, higher education, government, and businesses. She is the author of Visual Language for Designers, the publisher of heelearningcoach.com, and the creator of Instructional Design Guru, a mobile reference app for instructional design. With degrees in art education and instructional design, Malamed energetically pursues ways to improve instructional and information graphics. You can connect with her on Twitter at @elearningcoach.
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