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2nd Edition Revised and Updated
Information warfare has been an issue at the heart of the debate about the revolution in military matters since the 1980s. Although this concept appears to be used less than it once was, it is by no means obsolete.
This book introduces the concept of “information warfare”, covering its evolution over the last decade. In this second edition, the author chooses to focus on three states: the USA, C...
Dry Stone Retaining Structures
Dry stone retaining structures are made of individual decimeter stone blocks in contact with one another. One of the advantages of this construction technology lies in the weak amount of embodied energy required for their construction using only local materials. This technology may therefore be a good answer to the challenges brought about by sustainable policies in civil engineering.
Many of t...
Electrohydraulic Fracturing of Rocks
FOCUS Series in Civil Engineering and Geomechanics
Hydraulic fracturing is nowadays a popular technique aimed at enhancing hydrocarbon and fresh water production. With the advent of tight and unconventional gas, it has been implemented on a large scale but at the same time its efficiency and the potential inherent environmental damages have been questioned. It has subsequently been banned in France. The industry is now looking at new alternatives,...
Optimization in Insurance and Finance Set
Devoted to financial markets both with discrete and continuous time, this book also describes how to make the transition from discrete to continuous time in option pricing. Chapter 1 presents the dynamic model of a financial market with discrete time. The general notions of an investor’s portfolio, self-financing strategy, arbitrage opportunity, and completeness are presented. An efficient market ...
Interoperability and Uses
The technological interoperability of digital libraries must be rethought in order to adapt to new uses and networks.
Informative digital environments aimed at responding to heritage, cultural, scientific or commercial demands have taken over the global cyberspace and have redesigned the techno-informative landscape of the Web. However, while the technological models demonstrate their effectiv...
Modeling in Food Microbiology
From Predictive Microbiology to Exposure Assessment
Predictive microbiology primarily deals with the quantitative assessment of microbial responses at a macroscopic or microscopic level, but also involves the estimation of how likely an individual or population is to be exposed to a microbial hazard.
This book provides an overview of the major literature in the area of predictive microbiology, with a special focus on food. The authors tackle issue...
Data Mining and Machine Learning in Building Energy Analysis
The energy consumption of a building has, in recent years, become a determining factor during its design and construction. With carbon footprints being a growing issue, it is important that buildings be optimized for energy conservation and CO2 reduction. This book therefore presents AI models and optimization techniques related to this application.
The authors start with a review of recent model...
Galilean Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua
This title proposes a unified approach to continuum mechanics which is consistent with Galilean relativity. Based on the notion of affine tensors, a simple generalization of the classical tensors, this approach allows gathering the usual mechanical entities mass, energy, force, moment, stresses, linear and angular momentum in a single tensor.
Starting with the basic subjects, and continuing th...
Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Energy and Chemicals
FOCUS Serie in Energy
This book highlights the processes of biomass thermochemical conversion, covering topics from combustion and gasification, to pyrolysis and liquefaction.
Heat, power, biofuels and green chemicals can all be produced by these thermochemical processes. The different scales of investigation are presented: from the bioenergy chains, to the reactors and molecular mechanisms.
The author uses current ...
Acoustics, Aeroacoustics and Vibrations
This didactic book presents the main elements of acoustics, aeroacoustics and vibrations.
Illustrated with numerous concrete examples linked to solid and fluid continua, Acoustics, Aeroacoustics and Vibrations proposes a selection of applications encountered in the three fields, whether in room acoustics, transport, energy production systems or environmental problems. Theoretical approaches enab...