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Author: United States. Office of Naval Research
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: problems, hydrodynamics, free, nonlinear, surface, frontier, interactions, hull, fifteenth, symposium, seakeeping, naval, propeller
Number of Pages: 612
Published: 1985
eBookDB-ID: NAP:16320
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Author: Cristina T. Chaplain (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: quality, parts, problems, major, programs, correct, needed, defense, missile, acquisitions, periodic, assessment, space
Number of Pages: 63
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 1437989438
ISBN-13: 9781437989434

Quality is key to success in U.S. space and missile defense programs, but quality problems exist that have endangered entire missions along with less-visible problems leading to unnecessary repair, scrap, rework, and stoppage; long delays; and millions in cost growth. Tthis report examined quality problems related to parts and manufacturing processes and materials across the DoD and NASA. The report assessed: (1) the extent to which parts quality problems affect those agencies' space and missile defense programs; (2) causes of any problems; and (3) initiatives to prevent, detect, and mitigate
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Author: Sas Institute
Publisher: SAS Publishing
Keywords: search, optimization, local, guide, user, sas
Number of Pages: 89
Published: 2004-03
ISBN-10: 1590472578
ISBN-13: 9781590472576

This title describes techniques newly available in SAS to find global optima using intelligent search techniques that are modeled after biological or physical processes. These techniques are flexible and robust, and are applicable to problems where traditional calculus-based methods do not apply or are too difficult or complicated. With these procedures, you can solve combinatorial problems, nonlinear function optimization problems, mixed integer problems, sequencing problems, and multiple objective Pareto optimization problems. This title serves as the primary documentation for the new 9.1 Ge
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Authors: David P. Williamson, David B. Shmoy,
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: algorithms, approximation, design
Number of Pages: 516
Published: 2011-04-26
ISBN-10: 0521195276
ISBN-13: 9780521195270

Discrete optimization problems are everywhere, from traditional operations research planning problems, such as scheduling, facility location, and network design; to computer science problems in databases; to advertising issues in viral marketing. Yet most such problems are NP-hard. Thus unless P = NP, there are no efficient algorithms to find optimal solutions to such problems. This book shows how to design approximation algorithms: efficient algorithms that find provably near-optimal solutions. The book is organized around central algorithmic techniques for designing approximation algorithms,
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: problems, doing, business, abroad, airlines, address, aviation, dot, needs, information, international
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788128485
ISBN-13: 9780788128486

Examines problems U.S. airlines experience when operating abroad & efforts of the departments of State & Transportation to eliminate these problems. Recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness of the U.S. government's efforts to work with foreign governments to eliminate the obstacles U.S. airlines face that reduce their ability to compete with foreign airlines. Charts & tables
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reassessment, observing, system, plans, warrant, costs, forcasting, unmet, needs, unknown, weather
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 1995-07
ISBN-10: 0788118005
ISBN-13: 9780788118005

Determines what ASOS (Automated Surface Observing System) problems exist & how effectively the National Weather Service (NWS) is resolving them, the cost of resolving these problems, & whether NWS' plans for implementing ASOS make sense in light of these problems. 4 charts & tables
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Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oversight, needed, management, improvements, safety, board, chemical
Number of Pages: 83
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437909140
ISBN-13: 9781437909142

In 2000, Congress asked for a review of the Chemical Safety Boardżs (CSB) effectiveness in carrying out its mission. The report cited problems with CSBżs governance, mgmt., policies, and procedures. It was recommended that CSB obtain the services of an existing office of Inspector General (IG). Since FY 2001, 3 IGs -- from FEMA, DHS, and EPA -- have provided oversight to CSB. This report examined: (1) how CSB has responded to the recommendations regarding CSBżs investigative gap, data quality problems, human capital problems, and accountability and mgmt. problems for meeting its mission req
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