The purpose of this book is to provide a practical approach for IT professionals to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise in data modeling to function effectively. It begins with an overview of basic data modeling concepts, introduces the methods and techniques, provides a comprehensive case study to present the details of the data model components, covers the implementation of the data model with emphasis on quality components, and concludes with a presentation of a realistic approach to data modeling. It clearly describes how a generic data model is created to represent truly the enterprise information requirements.
Whilst recovering from a canoeing accident in the South of France, and with a promising professional swimming career in tatters, 16 year-old Marion sees an advert that will change her life: Icon models are holding a contest. She enters, gets whipped into shape by militant stylists, cross-dressing walking experts and chain-smoking make-up artists and manages to win a modelling contract. But when she arrives in Paris to begin modelling, her glamorous ideas are quickly dispelled. She becomes indebted to the agency and struggles to get her first break. Based on true events, A Model Life follows Marion's career as she climbs up the modelling food-chain, from dealing with pervy photographers in Paris to trudging through snow to castings in New York, from Armani to Playboy Marion has seen it all. This book is a must for anyone who wants to know what modelling is really like... The real Marion has enjoyed an international modelling career for over 15 years, including haute couture shows, designer campaigns and TV commercial work.
Engineering Computations and Modeling in MATLAB(R)/Simulink(R) provides a broad overview of The MathWorks' MATLAB(R)/Simulink(R)/GUIDE development and modeling environment. This textbook shows how to use these software tools effectively in a variety of engineering applications, including modeling real-world dynamic systems. Concepts Discussed: Major concepts of MATLAB(R), Symbolic Math ToolboxA', Simulink(R), and GUIDE * Development of effective foolproof M-file scripts and functions * Use of the 2D and 3D plotting functions and handle graphics * Creation of interactive user interfaces and animations * Presentation of numerical methods, coded in MATLAB(R) functions * Accuracy of digital computations Special Features: * Numerous examples * Derivation of fundamental formulas using symbolic math computations * Dynamic systems modeling in MATLAB(R) and Simulink(R) * Development of user-friendly standalone GUIs * Introduction of aerospace engineering tools This book is used as a textbook by undergraduate and graduate students taking introductory and advanced courses in applied programming, and also as a reference for working professionals using MATLAB(R)/Simulink(R).
Organization theories have given only brief attention to the role of professionals in the workplace. When mentioned, it is posited that major differences exist between professionals and nonprofessionals owing their loyalties more to their discipline/profession than to the organization for which they work. For this reason professionals are thought to be a breed apart who must be treated differently by administrators. Guy, basing her conclusions on studies conducted at two hospitals, shows that these assumptions are not completely true. She finds that the urgency of the task at hand determines priorities much more than does professional identification. She also found that many professionals within an organization had as much in common with staff from other disciplines as they had with professional colleagues. These findings have important ramifications for managers, program planners and researchers in organizational behavior.
The third edition of Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of major counseling theories and focuses on the integration of different theoretical models. With new information on multiculturalism, diversity, and cutting-edge theories such as psychosynthesis, the book offers a detailed description of the philosophical basis for each theory as well as historical context and biographical information on each theory's founder. Chapters include new case excerpts and clinical examples, and each chapter follow a consistent structure in its exploration of each theory's features, including its approach to and ideas on personality development, human nature, the role of environment, the change process in therapy, and contributions and limitations to the mental health field. Theory-specific information on diagnosis, psychopharmacology, spirituality, and gender issues is also discussed, and the book is accompanied by a companion website where professors and students will find exercises and course material that will further deepen their understanding of counseling theory and allow them to easily bridge classroom study to future practice.
Available for free download for each chapter: PowerPoint slides and a testbank of 21 multiple-choice questions
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