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The 7 Most Important Equations for Your Retirement

By Moshe A. Milevsky
  • Book ID : 1118294513
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 224
  • Genre : Business & Economics
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The 800 years of scientific breakthroughs that will help salvageyour retirement plans Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology; every field has itsintellectual giants who made breakthrough discoveries that changedthe course of history. What about the topic of retirement planning?Is it a science? Or is retirement income planning just a collectionof rules-of-thumb, financial products and sales pitches? In The7 Most Important Equations for Your Retirement...And the StoriesBehind Them Moshe Milevsky argues that twenty first centuryretirement income planning is indeed a science and has itsfoundations in the work of great sages who made conceptual andcontroversial breakthroughs over the last eight centuries. In the book Milevsky highlights the work of sevenscholars—summarized by seven equations—who shaped allmodern retirement calculations. He tells the stories of LeonardoFibonnaci the Italian businessman; Benjamin Gompertz the gentlemanactuary; Edmund Halley the astronomer; Irving Fisher the stockjock; Paul Samuelson the economic guru; Solomon Heubner theinsurance and marketing visionary, and Andrey Kolmogorov theRussian mathematical genius—all giants in their respectivefields who collectively laid the foundations for modern retirementincome planning. With baby boomers starting to hit retirement age, planning forretirement income has become a hot topic across the country Author Moshe Milevsky is an internationally-respected financialexpert with the knowledge you need to assess whether you are readyto retire or not Presents an entertaining, informative narrative approach tofinancial planning Understanding the ideas behind these seven foundationequations—which Moshe Milevsky explains in a manner thateveryone can appreciate—will help baby boomers better preparefor retirement. This is a book unlike anything you have ever readon retirement planning. Think Suze Orman meets Stephen Hawking. Ifyou ever wondered what the point of all that high schoolmathematics was, Moshe Milevsky's answer is: So that you canfigure out how to retire...while you can still enjoy yourmoney.

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This book explores how the United States institutions of democracy have affected a citizen’s ability to participate in politics. The 2000 election and the ensuing decade of research demonstrated that that the institutions of elections vitally affect participation. This book examines turnout and vote choice, as well as elections as an institution, administration of elections and the intermediaries that affect a citizen’s ability to cast a vote as intended. Kropf traces the institutions of franchise from the Constitutional Convention through the 2012 election and the general themes of how institutions have changed increasing, democratization and production federal growth over time in the United States.

The Foundations of Computability Theory

By Borut Robič
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3662624214
  • Pages : 422
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 881
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Book Summary:

This book offers an original and informative view of the development of fundamental concepts of computability theory. The treatment is put into historical context, emphasizing the motivation for ideas as well as their logical and formal development. In Part I the author introduces computability theory, with chapters on the foundational crisis of mathematics in the early twentieth century, and formalism. In Part II he explains classical computability theory, with chapters on the quest for formalization, the Turing Machine, and early successes such as defining incomputable problems, c.e. (computably enumerable) sets, and developing methods for proving incomputability. In Part III he explains relative computability, with chapters on computation with external help, degrees of unsolvability, the Turing hierarchy of unsolvability, the class of degrees of unsolvability, c.e. degrees and the priority method, and the arithmetical hierarchy. Finally, in the new Part IV the author revisits the computability (Church-Turing) thesis in greater detail. He offers a systematic and detailed account of its origins, evolution, and meaning, he describes more powerful, modern versions of the thesis, and he discusses recent speculative proposals for new computing paradigms such as hypercomputing. This is a gentle introduction from the origins of computability theory up to current research, and it will be of value as a textbook and guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the domains of computability theory and theoretical computer science. This new edition is completely revised, with almost one hundred pages of new material. In particular the author applied more up-to-date, more consistent terminology, and he addressed some notational redundancies and minor errors. He developed a glossary relating to computability theory, expanded the bibliographic references with new entries, and added the new part described above and other new sections.

The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good

By Kleio Akrivou,Alejo José G. Sison
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Isbn : 1784717916
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 784
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Book Summary:

The evolution of modern capitalist society is increasingly being marked by an undeniable and consistent tension between pure economic and ethical ways of valuing and acting. This book is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary contribution that challenges the assumptions of capitalist business and society. It ultimately reflects on how to restore benevolence, collaboration, wisdom and various forms of virtuous deliberation amongst all those who take part in the common good, drawing inspiration from European history and continental philosophical traditions on virtue.

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

By John C. Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Isbn : 1455518212
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 497
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In this inspiring guide to successful leadership, New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares his tried and true principles for maximum personal growth. Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches . . . The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others This third book in John Maxwell's Laws series (following the 2-million seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) will help you become a lifelong learner whose potential keeps increasing and never gets "used up."

The High Cost of Free Parking

By Donald Shoup
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 135117892X
  • Pages : 808
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 436
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One of the American Planning Association’s most popular and influential books is finally in paperback, with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published. In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people, and why American motor vehicles now consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. Shoup proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking – namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking. Such measures, according to the Yale-trained economist and UCLA planning professor, will make parking easier and driving less necessary. Join the swelling ranks of Shoupistas by picking up this book today. You'll never look at a parking spot the same way again.

Design-it-Yourself Graphic Workshop

By Chuck Green
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Isbn : 1616736437
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Design
  • Reads : 755
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Book Summary:

New in Paperback! The book non-designers can count on for creating winning designs Do you want a concise how-to book on graphic design that avoids all the theory and just gets down to the nuts and bolts of getting a project done? Then this book is for you. It includes hundreds of projects for logos, letterheads, businesses cards, and newsletters that even the most design-challenged individual can accomplish easily with impressive results. The templates are here-all you have to do is follow the easy-to-understand recipes for executing the projects. There's no guessing involved. Project recipes cover setting dimensions for page layouts; recommendations for type and point size; color ideas; paper information; sources for graphics and photographs; and a complete production guide. This book is the one sure thing every non-designer can count on to create winning designs.

ACSM's Body Composition Assessment

By American College of Sports Medicine,Timothy Lohman,Laurie A. Milliken
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  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Isbn : 1492586765
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 364
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Book Summary:

In partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), pioneer body composition experts Timothy G. Lohman and Laurie A. Milliken, along with a team of highly regarded contributors, have compiled a practical guide to performing body composition assessments. With an easy-to-follow format and straightforward writing, ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment provides readers foundational information and scientific research with applications in the fields of medicine, exercise science, nutrition, growth and development, and geriatrics. ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment delves into the methodology for a number of techniques, including DXA, BIA, ultrasound, underwater weighing, ADP, total body water, multicomponent models, anthropometry (including skinfolds and circumferences), and BMI. The text uncovers the sources of error inherent in each measurement technique, and it identifies populations to whom these techniques can be applied with accuracy. Researchers and clinicians alike will benefit from descriptions of methods for use in both laboratory and field settings, protocols for the standardization of each method, and advantages and limitations for each method. The text thoroughly examines the health implications of body composition by looking at the relationships between chronic disease and total body fat, fat distribution, muscle mass, and bone density. It also facilitates the reader’s ability to assess changes in body composition over time and to understand special considerations in assessing body composition in athletes, children, older adults, the overweight population, and clinical populations. ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment is supplemented with a web resource containing audio-narrated PowerPoint slides to support a deep understanding of the content. The slides walk readers through key points and assessments in each chapter, and select photos and tables from the book are included to facilitate learning and retention. ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment will help alleviate errors in body composition assessment, making it an ideal reference for practicing fitness, health, and medical professionals; nutrition specialists; and exercise physiologists. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the ACSM’s Body Composition Assessment With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.

Nutrition in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

By Robert Dumont,Youngran Chung
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 146148474X
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 188
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Book Summary:

Nutrition in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease is a much needed resource for practitioners that provides a basic understanding of nutrition and nutritional supplements; their impact on physiologic function and how this can be applied for general health maintenance as well as a supplemental treatment for pulmonary diseases. This book provides information on (1) basics of nutrition, supplements and herbs and how they influence physiology (2) their application and potential use for various pulmonary diseases along with evidence regarding efficacy and safety. Also examined are (3) how diet, dietary supplements and herbs are integrated together for treatment and prevention of pulmonary disease. Finally (4) several health promoting diets and their potential benefits to patients with pulmonary diseases will be discussed. Nutrition in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease is an excellent new resource for practicing physicians who are interested in incorporating more nutritional approaches to treating their patients. ​

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis via Ratio and Difference Judgement

By Freerk A. Lootsma
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 0585280088
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 984
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The point of departure in the present book is that the decision makers, involved in the evaluation of alternatives under conflicting criteria, express their preferential judgement by estimating ratios of subjective values or differences of the corresponding logarithms, the so-called grades. Three MCDA methods are studied in detail: the Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique SMART, as well as the Additive and the Multiplicative AHP, both pairwise-comparison methods which do not suffer from the well-known shortcomings of the original Analytic Hierarchy Process. Context-related preference modelling on the basis of psycho-physical research in visual perception and motor skills is extensively discussed in the introductory chapters. Thereafter many extensions of the ideas are presented via case studies in university administration, health care, environmental assessment, budget allocation, and energy planning at the national and the European level. The issues under consideration are: group decision making with inhomogeneous power distributions, the search for a compromise solution, resource allocation and fair distributions, scenario analysis in long-term planning, conflict analysis via the pairwise comparison of concessions, and multi-objective optimization. The final chapters are devoted to the fortunes of MCDA in the hands of its designers. The research started in the late seventies, when I got involved in three different problems: the nomination procedures in a university, the evaluation of alternative energy-research proposals, and the evaluation of non-linear programming software.

Botanical Medicine for Women's Health E-Book

By Aviva Romm
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Isbn : 0702036501
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 514
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive resource of medical and herbal interventions related to women's health issues, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health provides a unique combination of traditional and modern scientific data on herbal medicine. Written by Aviva Romm, MD, an experienced herbalist, physician, and midwife, this guide blends a clinician-sensitive and patient-centered approach to women’s health issues. Coverage of menstrual health, fertility, breast conditions, and more makes this an essential resource for everyday practice. Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award! Expert author Dr. Aviva Romm combines her experience as an herbalist, physician, and midwife for a fully integrated approach to medical and botanical interventions. Convenient organization begins with herbal medicine and then covers health conditions organized chronologically by lifecycle help you understand the relationship between herbal medicine and women’s health. Plant profiles include principle uses, clinical indications, and safety information on the 10 most commonly used botanicals for women’s health. Detailed illustrations and professional plant photographs enable you to identify herbs visually as well as by substance make-up. Specialized focus on women’s health and botanical medicine provides the specific information you need for treating women at any stage of life. Content on over 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions make this a comprehensive resource for current, evidence-based information. Appendices on common botanical names, quick dose reference charts, adverse interactions, and botanical medicine resources offer practical information at a glance. Over 30 expert contributors with a combination of practical experience as clinicians and teachers provide a unique, clinically based perspective on botanical medicine.

Characterization Techniques and Tabulations for Organic Nonlinear Optical Materials

By Kuzyk
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 135146180X
  • Pages : 912
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 752
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Book Summary:

""Furnishes table of nonlinear optical properties of organic substances as well as experimental procedures for measuring the nonlinearity of the elements tabulated, including composite materials-offering support for scientists and engineers involved in characterizing, optimizing, and producing materials for manufacturing optical devices.