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Engineering For Cats

Author : Mac Delaney
ISBN : 9781523503872
Genre : Pets
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Problem solving for cat people. Sure, your cat cleans itself, uses a litter box, and is happy to pitch in by ridding your basement of the occasional unwanted rodent. But she is also a barely domesticated wild animal whose compulsions might include shredding upholstery, knocking over plants, and trying to dominate the “territory” you call home. How to accommodate your pet’s feral instincts while reducing these problem areas in your relationship? Through engineering! Conceived by aerospace engineer Mac Delaney, here are ten ingenious DIY projects that address the quirks of cat behavior head-on, with results that will help both your cat and you to live happily—together—ever after.
Category: Pets

Feature Engineering For Machine Learning

Author : Alice Zheng
ISBN : 9781491953198
Genre : Computers
File Size : 37.29 MB
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Feature engineering is a crucial step in the machine-learning pipeline, yet this topic is rarely examined on its own. With this practical book, you’ll learn techniques for extracting and transforming features—the numeric representations of raw data—into formats for machine-learning models. Each chapter guides you through a single data problem, such as how to represent text or image data. Together, these examples illustrate the main principles of feature engineering. Rather than simply teach these principles, authors Alice Zheng and Amanda Casari focus on practical application with exercises throughout the book. The closing chapter brings everything together by tackling a real-world, structured dataset with several feature-engineering techniques. Python packages including numpy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, and Matplotlib are used in code examples. You’ll examine: Feature engineering for numeric data: filtering, binning, scaling, log transforms, and power transforms Natural text techniques: bag-of-words, n-grams, and phrase detection Frequency-based filtering and feature scaling for eliminating uninformative features Encoding techniques of categorical variables, including feature hashing and bin-counting Model-based feature engineering with principal component analysis The concept of model stacking, using k-means as a featurization technique Image feature extraction with manual and deep-learning techniques
Category: Computers

Introduction To Neural Engineering For Motor Rehabilitation

Author : Dario Farina
ISBN : 9781118628638
Genre : Science
File Size : 60.34 MB
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Neural engineering is a discipline that uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or treat diseases of neural systems. Currently, no book other than this one covers this broad range of topics within motor rehabilitation technology. With a focus on cutting edge technology, it describes state-of-the-art methods within this field, from brain-computer interfaces to spinal and cortical plasticity. Touching on electrode design, signal processing, the neurophysiology of movement, robotics, and much more, this innovative volume collects the latest information for a wide range of readers working in biomedical engineering.
Category: Science

Innovations In Software Engineering For Defense Systems

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309089838
Genre : Social Science
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Recent rough estimates are that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spends at least $38 billion a year on the research, development, testing, and evaluation of new defense systems; approximately 40 percent of that cost-at least $16 billion-is spent on software development and testing. There is widespread understanding within DoD that the effectiveness of software-intensive defense systems is often hampered by low-quality software as well as increased costs and late delivery of software components. Given the costs involved, even relatively incremental improvements to the software development process for defense systems could represent a large savings in funds. And given the importance of producing defense software that will carry out its intended function, relatively small improvements to the quality of defense software systems would be extremely important to identify. DoD software engineers and test and evaluation officials may not be fully aware of a range of available techniques, because of both the recent development of these techniques and their origination from an orientation somewhat removed from software engineering, i.e., from a statistical perspective. The panel's charge therefore was to convene a workshop to identify statistical software engineering techniques that could have applicability to DoD systems in development.
Category: Social Science

Nutrient Requirements Of Dogs And Cats

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309086280
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 76.76 MB
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Updating recommendations last made by the National Research Council in the mid-1980s, this report provides nutrient recommendations based on physical activity and stage in life, major factors that influence nutrient needs. It looks at how nutrients are metabolized in the bodies of dogs and cats, indications of nutrient deficiency, and diseases related to poor nutrition. The report provides a valuable resource for industry professionals formulating diets, scientists setting research agendas, government officials developing regulations for pet food labeling, and as a university textbook for dog and cat nutrition. It can also guide pet owners feeding decisions for their pets with information on specific nutrient needs, characteristics of different types of pet foods, and factors to consider when feeding cats and dogs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

What Animals Want

Author : Larry Carbone
ISBN : 9780199882991
Genre : Medical
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Larry Carbone, a veterinarian who is in charge of the lab animal welfare assurance program at a major research university, presents this scholarly history of animal rights. Biomedical researchers, and the less fanatical among the animal rights activists will find this book reasonable, humane, and novel in its perspective. It brings a novel, sociological perspective to an area that has been addressed largely from a philosophical perspective, or from the entrenched positions of highly committed advocates of a particular position in the debate.
Category: Medical

Paper Engineering And Pop Ups For Dummies

Author : Rob Ives
ISBN : 9780470480618
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58.33 MB
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Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book's pages.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Advances In Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs And Cats

Author : James Fingeroth
ISBN : 9781118940358
Genre : Medical
File Size : 36.2 MB
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Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Catsdefines our present knowledge of this common clinical problem,compiling information related to the canine and felineintervertebral disc into a single resource. As acomprehensive, focused work, the book is an authoritative referencefor understanding and treating disc disease, providing a soundscientific and clinical basis for decision making. Offering an objective synthesis of the current literature, the booksupplies guidance on the approach to a potential disc rupture,surgical and medical strategies, and management of the patient. Offering a complete understanding of intervertebral discdisease, the book describes and discusses the controversies andissues surrounding this topic, acknowledging the gaps in ourknowledge. Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogsand Cats presents up-to-date, reliable information on thiscommon condition for veterinary surgeons, neurologists, and generalpractitioners.
Category: Medical

Introduction To Coastal Engineering And Management

Author : J. William Kamphuis
ISBN : 9810244177
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 63.72 MB
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This book is intended to be a text for undergraduate students of coastal engineering. It also serves as a reference for graduate students and practicing engineers, building on a basic foundation in coastal engineering. Finally, it is a guide for people in related disciplines. Coastal managers may use the book to cover the more theoretical and engineering-related aspects of their trade. Its subject matter is of interest to geographers, planners and coastal scientists alike.
Category: Technology & Engineering