This book chapter presents two special algorithms, Mean Value Analysis and Convolution Algorithm, for the analysis of closed queuing networks, and an introduction to simulation techniques that are widely used in analyzing queuing systems in general.
This encyclopedia article gives an overview of the broad area of real-time systems. This task is daunting because real-time systems are everywhere, and yet no generally accepted definition differentiates real-time systems from non-real-time systems.
March 16, 2009
Kavi, Krishna M.; Akl, Robert G. & Hurson, Ali
This book chapter discusses the metaphoric analysis of a shipyard union dispute and the theory and method in the cultural analysis of collective action. Rather than treating grievances and political opportunities, given, and exogenous to organized movement groups, cultural analysts of social movements have recently focused on cognitive and linguistic processes by which factors relevant to collective behavior are themselves interpreted collectively.
This book chapter discusses the functional ontology of filmic documents. The authors examine a few phases of probing of filmic documents, and the relationship between structure and meaning. The authors have taken the liberty of sketching the earlier phases and of presenting the most recent in somewhat more detail. Considerations of the early phases, among other issues of document use, led to the functional ontology construction as a foundation for this probing and for wider concerns within the arena of messages, meanings, and uses.
Anderson, Richard L.; O'Connor, Brian Clark & Kearns, Jodi L.
Book chapter discussing social issues in aging such as structural lag theory, race and ethnic differences in aging, different social roles associated with older adults, and how the role of retirement has changed in recent years.
Eve, Susan Brown; Prentice, Sharon; Pruitt, Charlie D. & Torrez, Diana
This book chapter provides an overview of the genomics and postgenomic technologies that are likely to have the greatest impacts on agronomy over the next 10-20 years and describes a number of case studies of their application.
September 14, 2007
Dixon, R. A.; Bouton, Joseph H. (Joseph Henry), 1948-; Narasimhamoorthy, Brindha; Saha, Malay; Wang, Z.-Y. (Zeng-Yu), 1963- & May, Gregory D.
This book chapter presents an Adaptive Control with Optimization (ACO) system for optimising a multi-objective function based on material removal rate, quality loss function related to surface roughness, and cutting-tool life subjected to surface roughness specifications constraint.
October 1, 2008
Abellan, J. V.; Romero, F.; Siller Carrillo, Héctor Rafael; Estruch, A. & Vila, C.