Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald 3d (Blu-ray)
In this sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escapes and begins to raise an army of pure-blood wizards to dominate all non-magical beings. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) recruits magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to travel to Paris and track down Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), whose power both sides want to control. Directed by David Yates. Written by J.K. Rowling. Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Zoë Kravitz and Claudia Kim co-star.
Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems - by Leonard Barolli (Paperback)
This book presents scientific interactions between the three interwoven and challenging areas of research and development of future Ict-enabled applications: software, complex systems and intelligent systems. Software intensive systems heavily interact with other systems, sensors, actuators, and devices, as well as other software systems and users. More and more domains involve software intensive systems, e.g. automotive, telecommunication systems, embedded systems in general, industrial automation systems and business applications. Moreover, web services offer a new platform for enabling software intensive systems. Complex systems research focuses on understanding overall systems rather than their components. Such systems are characterized by the changing environments in which they act, and they evolve and adapt through internal and external dynamic interactions. The development of intelligent systems and agents features the use of ontologies, and their logical foundations provide a fruitful impulse for both software intensive systems and complex systems. Research in the field of intelligent systems, robotics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences is a vital factor in the future development and innovation of software intensive and complex systems.
Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems - by Yacov Y. Haimes (Hardcover)
A comprehensive guide to the theory, methodology, and development for modeling systems of systems Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems examines the complexity of, and the risk to, emergent interconnected and interdependent complex systems of systems in the natural and the constructed environment, and in its critical infrastructures. For systems modelers, this book focuses on what constitutes complexity and how to understand, model and manage it.Previous modeling methods for complex systems of systems were aimed at developing theory and methodologies for uncoupling the interdependencies and interconnections that characterize them. In this book, the author extends the above by utilizing public- and private- sector case studies; identifies, explores, and exploits the core of interdependencies; and seeks to understand their essence via the states of the system, and their dominant contributions to the complexity of systems of systems. The book proposes a reevaluation of fundamental and practical systems engineering and risk analysis concepts on complex systems of systems developed over the past 40 years. This important resource: Updates and streamlines systems engineering theory, methodology, and practice as applied to complex systems of systems Introduces modeling methodology inspired by philosophical and conceptual thinking from the arts and sciences Models the complexity of emergent interdependent and interconnected complex systems of systems by analyzing their shared states, decisions, resources, and decisionmakers Written for systems engineers, industrial engineers, managers, planners, academics and other professionals in engineering systems and the environment,this text is the resource for understanding the fundamental principles of modeling and managing complex systems of systems, and the risk thereto.
Technological Innovation for Industry and Service Systems - by Luis M. Camarinha-Matos (Hardcover)
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Ifip WG 5.5/Socolnet Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019, held in Costa de Caparica, Portugal, in May 2019. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 73 submissions. The papers present selected results produced in engineering doctoral programs and focus on technological innovation for industry and serivce systems. Research results and ongoing work are presented, illustrated and discussed in the following areas: collaborative systems, collaboration and resilient systems, decision and optimization systems, assistive systems, smart environments, smart manufacturing, water monitoring systems, communication systems, and energy systems.
Comparative European Party Systems : An Analysis of Parliamentary Elections Since 1945 - 2 (Paperback)
Comparative European Party Systems 2nd edition provides a comprehensive analysis across 48 party systems of party competition, electoral systems and their effects, and the classification of party systems and governments from 1945 through mid-2018. The book consists of three parts. Part I provides a comparative and quantitative overview of party systems according to party families, patterns of party competition, electoral systems and their effects, and classification of party systems and governments. Part II consists of 38 detailed country profiles of longstanding democracies and of the European Union (plus nine profiles on regions such as in Spain and the UK), providing essential detail on the electoral systems, parties, party patterns and systems, dimensions of political competition, and governments. Part Iii provides an analysis of 10 additional country profiles of oscillating regimes such as Russia, Ukraine, and Balkan and Transcaucasus states. Comparative European Party Systems provides an excellent overview of topical issues in comparative election and party system research and presents a wealth of information and quantitative data. It is a crucial reference for scholars and students of European and comparative politics, elections, electoral systems, and parties and party systems.
Industrial Process Control Systems - 2 Reprint by Dale R. Patrick & Stephen W. Fardo (Paperback)
This book provides a basic approach to understanding and effectively applying industrial process control based on the systems concept. It provides an overview of an operating system, then divides it into sections for individual discussion. It covers topics including the operating system, process control, pressure systems, thermal systems, and level determining systems. It also addresses flow process systems, analytical process systems, microprocessor systems, automated processes, and robotic systems.
Offers a unified approach to systems management, combining system processes with computer technology for innovative management of resources. Self-contained sections on management and systems, systems synthesis and automation, computer systems and automation, and application systems management emphasize the common thread in specialization and integration work processes and artificial and natural resources. For electrical, industrial, systems, computer, and mechanical engineers, and Mis professionals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems - by Hugh H. T. Liu & Bo Zhu (Hardcover)
This text explores formation control of vehicle systems and introduces three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems offers a review of the core concepts of dynamics and control and examines the dynamics and control aspects of formation control in order to study a wide spectrum of dynamic vehicle systems such as spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. The text puts the focus on formation control that enables and stabilizes formation configuration, as well as formation reconfiguration of these vehicle systems. The authors develop a uniform paradigm of describing vehicle systems’ dynamic behaviour that addresses both individual vehicle’s motion and overall group’s movement, as well as interactions between vehicles. The authors explain how the design of proper control techniques regulate the formation motion of these vehicles and the development of a system level decision-making strategy that increases the level of autonomy for the entire group of vehicles to carry out their missions. The text is filled with illustrative case studies in the domains of space, aerial and robotics. • Contains uniform coverage of "formation" dynamic systems development • Presents representative case studies in selected applications in the space, aerial and robotic systems domains • Introduces an experimental platform of using laboratory three-degree-of-freedom helicopters with step-by-step instructions as an example • Provides open source example models and simulation codes • Includes notes and further readings that offer details on relevant research topics, recent progress and further developments in the field Written for researchers and academics in robotics and unmanned systems looking at motion synchronization and formation problems, Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems is a vital resource that explores the motion synchronization and formation control of vehicle systems as represented by three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems.