- Online With Procomm Plus for Windows 2
Written for the experienced online user who wants to take advantage of PROCOMM's powerful features, this book shows you how to make PROCOMM run faster and smoother in Windows and how PROCOMM's powerful built-in programming language, ASPECT, can help customize and automate PROCOMM. Teaches the user how to exchange e-mail, files and faxes; cut and paste e-mail messages from PROCOMM to a word processor; design graphical interfaces for online services such as CompuServe and the Internet; and run a BBS with PROCOMM.
- The Pledge: Your Master Plan for an Abundant Life
An actionable guide for quickly improving one?s wealth, personal development, and happiness
Successful people don?t sit around waiting for everything to be "100%" right or to be "absolutely sure" they will succeed. They don?t need absolute assurance, because they realize life doesn?t provide any. To get what they want out of life, they set specific goals and put together a formal plan to achieve those goals, one step at a time. Successful people know that the cost of failure is modest compared to that of inaction. Failure means they are smarter the next time. Inaction means there is no next time-there?s only a lifetime of regret. In The Pledge: Your Master Plan for an Abundant Life, author Michael Masterson reveals how to become successful-and not just financially, but in every area of life. The book
- Offers simple tips to making immediate changes and to establishing long-term goals
- Details strategies on becoming more productive at the office and defeating depression
- Explains why simplifying goals into four major ones makes them much easier to achieve
The Pledge teaches readers how to start and finish projects they have been dreaming about for years, boost confidence, strengthen skills, build wealth, and enjoy life.
- Nonprofit Law Dictionary
The first A-to-Z reference to the hundreds of technical terms and phrases every nonprofit manager must know Now in Paper! Nonprofit organizations have been subjected to an immense amount of state and federal regulation over the past two decades. As a consequence anyone involved in the nonprofit sector must now be conversant with a vast and growing body of abstruse legal terms and concepts. Written by one of the nation's leading experts in nonprofit law, this is the first complete, authoritative guide to mastering that complicated language. Designed to help managers and fund-raising professionals successfully navigate the mine field of federal and state rules and regulations, it offers clear, concise definitions of nearly 2,000 important, often misunderstood law and tax terms--from deceptively simple words like charitable and expenses to complicated technical terms such as fragmentation rule and unrelated business income. A comprehensive guide to the terms and phrases nonprofit managers must master to effectively manage their organizations Covers all crucial areas, including tax exemption, tax planning and compliance, fund-raising, unrelated business and commercial operations, lobbying and other types of nonprofit advocacy, and more Designed for quick reference and fully cross referenced to other titles in the Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance, and Management Series BRUCE R. HOPKINS (Washington, DC) is recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations. He has served as chairman of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association's Committee on Exempt Organizations. He is the author of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, 6th Edition and eight other publications in Wiley's Nonprofit Series.
- Stochastic Processes, Estimation, and Control: The Entropy Approach
The first new introduction to stochastic processes in 20 years incorporates a modern, innovative approach to estimation and control theory
Stochastic Processes, Estimation, and Control: The Entropy Approach provides a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to stochastic processes, together with a concise review of probability and system theory. Serving both as a text for graduate courses in control and systems engineering and as a guide for the practicing engineer and researcher, the book applies the most recent advances in stochastic and probabilistic processes to such areas as communications systems and robotics technology.
Highlights of this outstanding text:
- Uses the thermodynamic principle of entropy as a tool with which to measure and analyze uncertainty in systems a feature unique to this text
- Covers basic material on stochastic processes, parameter and state estimation and control with a novel approach that does not require advanced mathematics
- Introduces an original approach to the design of nonlinear stochastic control that converges sequentially to the optimal a practical method that will be particularly appealing to the practicing engineer
- Reformulates the stochastic estimation and control problem from a global point of view and introduces entropy as the entity that defines control theory as an energy product a groundbreaking approach
Since the early 18th century, scientists have devised probability measures to help them describe uncertain phenomena and approximate the actual laws of nature. It was not until the advent of the computer, however, that stochastic processes have made it possible to approximate the uncertainty inherent in large complex systems. The miracles of space exploration, modern defense systems, and artificial intelligence are just a few of the dramatic advances that have come about due to the ability of the modern digital computer to perform massive probabilistic calculations.
In this, the first introductory book on stochastic processes in twenty years, leading theoretician George Saridis provides a modern innovative approach that applies the most recent advances in probabilistic processes to such areas as communications and robotics technology.
Stochastic Processes, Estimation, and Control: The Entropy Approach is designed as a text for graduate courses in dynamic programming and stochastic control, stochastic processes, or applied probability in the engineering or mathematical/computational science departments, and as a guide for the practicing engineer and researcher. It offers a lucid discussion of parameter estimation based on least square techniques, an in-depth investigation of the estimation of the states of a stochastic linear and nonlinear dynamic system, and a modified derivation of the linear-quadratic Gaussian optimal control problem. Professor Saridis?s presentation of estimation and control theory is thorough, but avoids the use of advanced mathematics. A new theory of approximation of the optimal solution for nonlinear stochastic systems is presented as a general engineering tool, and the whole area of stochastic processes, estimation, and control is recast using entropy as a measure.
Stochastic Processes, Estimation, and Control: The Entropy Approach is the first book to apply the thermodynamic principle of entropy to the measurement and analysis of uncertainty in systems. Its new reformulation takes an important first step toward a unified approach to the theory of intelligent machines, where artificial intelligence and system theory come together.
- The HACCP Food Safety Manual
"This manual makes food safety and HACCP simple to understand and easy to implement.very practical, yet comprehensive." --D. J. Inman Southwest Regional Food Specialist U.S. Food and Drug Administration The HACCP Food Safety Manual Developed for NASA in the 1960s, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) represents a logical step forward in food safety management. Food safety issues have become so complex that traditional attention to cleanliness and maintenance is not enough. HACCP, the new tool to enhance food safety management, looks at food preparation step by step to identify the root causes of potential problems and to establish corrective or control measures. This food safety approach is being adopted by the USDA, FDA, and numerous state and local health departments. It is advocated by the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Fund, AFC Colorado Chefs de Cuisine, and the American Dietetic Association, and is being utilized effectively by such major chains as General Mills and Taco Bell. The HACCP Food Safety Manual, written by a noted food safety consultant and trainer, is
* The first easy-to-understand, comprehensive HACCP manual
* An easy-to-follow guide to all HACCP techniques, processes, and procedures
* Trainer-tested in the Managers? Food Safety Certification Program sponsored by the FDA, Denver Department of Public Health/Consumer Protection, International Food Service Executives Association, and American Society of Hospital Foodservice Administrators
* Illustrated throughout with flowcharts and diagrams
* Complete with posters, transparency masters, and other valuable training aids