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Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews
by Lewis C. Lin

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

November 27, 2013

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<p><strong> FEATURING THE WORLD-FAMOUS CIRCLES METHOD™. ENDORSED BY GOOGLE RECRUITERS. PRAISED BY BUSINESS INSIDER. </strong> <br /> Seeking a product management position? Get <em> Decode and Conquer</em>, the <strong> world's first book </strong> on preparing you for the product management (PM) interview. Author and professional interview coach, <strong> Lewis C. Lin </strong> provides you with an <strong> industry insider's perspective on how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions </strong> . Decode and Conquer reveals:</p><br /><ul><br /><li><strong> Frameworks for tackling product design and metrics questions </strong> , including the famous CIRCLES Method™, AARM Method™, and DIGS Method™</li><br /><li><strong> Biggest mistakes PM candidates </strong> make at the interview and <strong> how to avoid them </strong></li><br /><li><strong> Insider tips </strong> on just what interviewers are looking for and <strong> how to answer so they can't say NO to hiring you </strong></li><br /><li><strong> Sample answers </strong> for the <strong> most important PM interview questions </strong></li><br /></ul><br /><p><em> Questions and answers covered in the book include: </em></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Design a new iPad app for Google Spreadsheet.</li><br /><li>Brainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followers.</li><br /><li>You're the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service. How do you respond to Uber?</li><br /><li>You're part of the Google Search web spam team. How would you detect duplicate websites?</li><br /><li>The billboard industry is under monetized. How can Google create a new product or offering to address this?</li><br /></ul><br /><p><strong> LAND THAT DREAM PRODUCT MANAGER JOB...TODAY. </strong> Recommended by Executives from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle & VMWare</p>
What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained
by Robert L. Wolke

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

June 21, 2010

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<p><strong>Finalist for the James Beard Foundation Book Award and the IACP Cookbook Award<br /><br /><br /><br />"[A]s good a read on the science of cooking as there is." —Mark Bittman, author of <em>How to Cook Everything</em></strong></p><br /><p>“Wolke, longtime professor of chemistry and author of the <em>Washington Post</em> column Food 101, turns his hand to a Cecil Adams style compendium of questions and answers on food chemistry. Is there really a difference between supermarket and sea salt? How is sugar made? Should cooks avoid aluminum pans? Interspersed throughout Wolke’s accessible and humorous answers to these and other mysteries are recipes demonstrating scientific principles. There is gravy that avoids lumps and grease; Portuguese Poached Meringue that demonstrates cream of tartar at work; and juicy Salt-Seared Burgers…With its zest for the truth, this book will help cooks learn how to make more intelligent choices.” —<em>Publishers Weekly</em></p>
Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases (Chemical Industries Book 119...
by , Carolyn Koh

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English

Pages

752

Publication Date

September 07, 2007

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Hydrate research has expanded substantially over the past decade, resulting in more than 4,000 hydrate-related publications. Collating this vast amount of information into one source, Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition presents a thoroughly updated, authoritative, and comprehensive description of all major aspects of natural gas clathrate hydrates. <br /><P>What’s New in the Third Edition? <br /><P>This new edition of a bestseller offers updated information on the clathrate hydrate compounds discovered in the past decade, provides a balance between experimental and theoretical perspectives, and incorporates two software programs that can be downloaded from the CRC press website. It also presents case studies on low dosage hydrate inhibitor prevention and hydrate drilling in nature, phase equilibrium data and kinetic models, and descriptions of the paradigm change in flow assurance to risk management. Other new material discusses the paradigm transition from hydrate reservoir assessment to reservoir production and summarizes the in situ conditions for hydrates in the permafrost and oceans. <br /><P>With this modern account of clathrate hydrates, you will acquire a fresh perspective on both new and old theories and data, hopefully leading you to pursue exciting research directions and practical applications.</P>
Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everyt...
by Tim James

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<DIV>If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers. When the seventh row of the periodic table of elements was completed in June 2016 with the addition of four final elements—nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson—we at last could identify all the ingredients necessary to construct our world.In Elemental, chemist and science educator Tim James provides an informative, entertaining, and quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives.James tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, he answers questions such as: What is the chemical symbol for a human? What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together? Which liquid can teleport through walls? Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?Whether you're studying the periodic table for the first time or are simply interested in the fundamental building blocks of the universe—from the core of the sun to the networks in your brain—Elemental is the perfect guide.</DIV>
MPC-Based Reference Governors: Theory and Case Studies (Advances ...
by , Michal Kvasnica

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English

Pages

137

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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This monograph focuses on the design of optimal reference governors using model predictive control (MPC) strategies. These MPC-based governors serve as a supervisory control layer that generates optimal trajectories for lower-level controllers such that the safety of the system is enforced while optimizing the overall performance of the closed-loop system.<p></p><p>The first part of the monograph introduces the concept of optimization-based reference governors, provides an overview of the fundamentals of convex optimization and MPC, and discusses a rigorous design procedure for MPC-based reference governors. The design procedure depends on the type of lower-level controller involved and four practical cases are covered:</p><p></p><ul><li>PID lower-level controllers;<br /></li><li>linear quadratic regulators;<br /></li><li>relay-based controllers; and<br /></li><li>cases where the lower-level controllers are themselves model predictive controllers.<br /></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>For each case the authors provide a thorough theoretical derivation of the corresponding reference governor, followed by illustrative examples.</p><p>The second part of the book is devoted to practical aspects of MPC-based reference governor schemes. Experimental and simulation case studies from four applications are discussed in depth:</p><p></p><ul><li>control of a power generation unit;<br /></li><li>temperature control in buildings;<br /></li><li>stabilization of objects in a magnetic field; and<br /></li><li>vehicle convoy control.<br /></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Each chapter includes precise mathematical formulations of the corresponding MPC-based governor, reformulation of the control problem into an optimization problem, and a detailed presentation and comparison of results.</p><p>The case studies and practical considerations of constraints will help control engineers working in various industries in the use of MPC at the supervisory level. The detailed mathematical treatments will attract the attention of academic researchers interested in the applications of MPC.</p>
Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
by Robert M. Hazen

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<p><strong>An enchanting biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.</strong></p><br /><p>Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It’s with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet, and we are carbon life. No other element is so central to our well-being; yet, when missing or misaligned, carbon atoms can also bring about disease and even death. At once ubiquitous and mysterious, carbon holds the answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. Where did Earth come from? What will ultimately become of it—and of us? With poetic storytelling, earth scientist Robert M. Hazen explores the universe to discover the past, present, and future of life’s most essential element.</p><br /><p>We’re not only “made of star stuff,” as Carl Sagan famously observed, but “Big Bang stuff,” too. Hazen reveals that carbon’s grand symphony began with a frenzied prelude shortly after the dawn of creation, bringing new attention to the tiny number of Big Bang–created carbon atoms that often get overlooked. In minutes, violently colliding protons and neutrons improbably formed the first carbon atoms, which can still be found within our bodies. His book then unfolds in four movements, building momentum as he explores carbon as the element of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.</p><br /><p>He visits the famed volcanic crater Solfatara di Pozzuoli near Naples, where venting carbon dioxide and other noxious fumes condense into beautiful crystals. He climbs the cliffs of the Scottish Highlands and delves deep into the precious-metal mines of Namibia, journeying toward Earth’s mysterious core in search of undocumented carbon structures.</p><br /><p>Hazen often asks us to pause and consider carbon’s role in climate change and what we can do about it, for our lives and this element are inextricably intertwined. With prose that sparkles like a diamond, <em>Symphony in C</em> tells the story of carbon, in which we all have a part.</p>
The Case Against Sugar
by Gary Taubes

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English

Pages

361

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>From the best-selling author of <i>Why We Get Fat, </i>a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.</b> <br /><br />Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
Multiconfigurational Quantum Chemistry
by , Per-Olof Widmark

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English

Pages

221

Publication Date

August 03, 2016

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The first book to aid in the understanding of multiconfigurational quantum chemistry, <i>Multiconfigurational Quantum Chemistry</i> demystifies a subject that has historically been considered difficult to learn. Accessible to any reader with a background in quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry, the book contains illustrative examples showing how these methods can be used in various areas of chemistry, such as chemical reactions in ground and excited states, transition metal and other heavy element systems. The authors detail the drawbacks and limitations of DFT and coupled-cluster based methods and offer alternative, wavefunction-based methods more suitable for smaller molecules.
Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
by Ruth Kassinger

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<DIV><B>“No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In <I>Slime</I>, Ruth Kassinger gives this under-appreciated group its due.”</B> —<B>Elizabeth Kolbert<BR /><BR /> Say “algae” and most people think of pond scum. What they don’t know is that without algae, none of us would exist.</B><BR /><BR /> There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more.<BR />  <BR /> In <I>Slime</I> we’ll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.<BR />  <BR /> With a multitude of lively, surprising science and history, Ruth Kassinger takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, <I>Slime</I> will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming.</DIV>
Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4t...
by David R. Klein

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 20, 2016

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<ul> <li>Helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.</li> <li>Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.</li> <li>Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.</li> <li>Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.</li> <li>Covers important areas such as resonance, nomenclature, conformations, substitution reactions, synthesis and more.</li> </ul>

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