Requirements Content Goodness and Complexity Measurement Based On NP Chunks: Chao Y. Din
This beginning graduate textbook describes both recent achievements and classical results of computational complexity theory. Requiring essentially no background apart from mathematical maturity, the book can be used as a reference for self-study for anyone interested in complexity, including physicists, mathematicians, and other scientists, as well as a textbook for a variety of courses and seminars. More than 300 exercises are included with a selected hint set. The book starts with a broad introduction to the field and progresses to advanced results. Contents include: definition of Turing machines and basic time and space complexity classes, probabilistic algorithms, interactive proofs, cryptography, quantum computation, lower bounds for concrete computational models (decision trees, communication complexity, constant depth, algebraic and monotone circuits, proof complexity), average-case complexity and hardness amplification, derandomization and pseudorandom constructions, and the PCP theorem.
Leading Forward:Successful Public Leadership Amidst Complexity Chaos and Change (with Professional Content) Tim A. Flanagan/ John S. Lybarger
Wherever they are established, the reach, influence and impact of hedge funds on companies and economies are global in nature. Understanding the interaction of the legal and regulatory frameworks that impact on hedge fund operations has become critical for hedge fund sponsors and managers, service providers and stakeholders. In its first edition, this practical handbook outlined for the first time key trends in the global hedge fund industry. This second edition updates its content reflecting the complexity of the markets following the implementation of transparency and application of new technologies. It reviews latest structuring and governance models, as well as operational, litigation, enforcement and key regulatory initiatives in the European Union and United States. The book also features an in-depth analysis of the law and regulation of hedge funds in a number of leading jurisdictions. Each country chapter follows a detailed template for ease of reference for the reader. Written by expert hedge fund lawyers and industry service providers - from Borden Ladner Gervais, Sullivan & Cromwell and White & Case, among other leading firms - this title provides up-to-date analysis and helpful, practical tools for participants in the hedge fund industry.
Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. When a strange manuscript comes into her possession, its contents have the power to unravel every strand of her fragile safety net. Exquisitely written, and gripping until the last page, MELMOTH is a masterpiece of moral complexity.
Written by noted quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this book takes readers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics. Full of insights, arguments and philosophical perspectives, the book covers an amazing array of topics. Beginning in antiquity with Democritus, it progresses through logic and set theory, computability and complexity theory, quantum computing, cryptography, the information content of quantum states and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. There are also extended discussions about time travel, Newcomb´s Paradox, the anthropic principle and the views of Roger Penrose. Aaronson´s informal style makes this fascinating book accessible to readers with scientific backgrounds, as well as students and researchers working in physics, computer science, mathematics and philosophy.
This carefully crafted ebook: ´´The Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Illustrated)´´ is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpts: ´´I am afraid this ghost story will bear a very faded aspect when transferred to paper. Whatever effect it had on you, or whatever charm it retains in your memory, is, perhaps, to be attributed to the favorable circumstances under which it was originally told.´´ (The Ghost of Doctor Harris) American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828; he later tried to suppress it, feeling it was not equal to the standard of his later work. He published several short stories in various periodicals, which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. Much of Hawthorne´s writing centres on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Table of Contents: Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales (1837) Grandfather´s Chair (1840) Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) Wonder Book For Girls and Boys (1851) The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales (1852) Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys (1853) The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches (1864) The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines
Revised and updated, the second edition of Leadership Coaching draws on the top coaching practitioners’ thinking and writing to present an in-depth understanding of the tools, techniques, and frameworks that can be used to enhance the coach/coachee relationship.The editor, Jonathan Passmore, has included four brand-new chapters on conversational leadership, team leadership, complexity-based leadership, and strengths-based leadership. Additionally, all the previously existing chapters have been updated in their content, case studies/examples, and references. Each chapter will include an introduction, brief overview, evidence, application, case study, and conclusion, to make this an essential guide for coaches. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011708/bk_brll_011708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.