From Last to First

Author: Jon Salfield,Daniela I. Norris

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789041341

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4371


With the exciting sport of fencing steadily becoming more mainstream in the UK, US and around the world, parents are spending thousands each year to help and encourage their children to train and excel in this unique Olympic sport. Fencing can be a mysterious world to the uninitiated, and parents and young fencers will have many questions about the sport, the fencer’s potential and the dos and don’ts. From Last to First aims to answer all these questions and many more. Written by a team comprising Jon Salfield, a leading Youth Development and High Performance coach (London Olympics 2012), and Daniela I. Norris, an experienced author and fencing-parent of an international youth fencer, with input from Strength and Conditioning and Psychology experts, and a foreword from a multiple champion and highly-regarded author, it is meant for anyone who wants to know how to support their young fencer from the start of their fencing adventure, all the way through to success at international competitions.

From Last to First

Author: Al Angrisani

Publisher: Humanix Books

ISBN: 1630061042

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 2983


“The trick to success is not avoiding failure; rather, it’s having in your back pocket the secrets for transforming the inevitable failure into success.” For more than twenty-five years Al Angrisani has been helping troubled and under-performing companies experience a “reversal of fortunes” and turn failure into success and new shareholder wealth. Along his journey, he has developed a proven business turnaround model that has created hundreds of millions of dollars of wealth over and over again. In his first book, Win One for The Shareholders, Al shared his model with the world and the book instantly became a must-read. In this new book, From Last to First, Angrisani expands his turnaround philosophy to personal lives and careers, showing success- oriented readers how to turn the tables on failure and losing when life deals them a bad hand. Working professionals who have hit a rough patch in their business and/or personal lives can now turn to Al’s turnaround philosophy and model to create new success and wealth for them, their families, and shareholders. In From Last to First, Angrisani examines the failure-breeding mistakes he has seen people make over and over again. He then offers his ten key steps proven to turn these failures into success. Readers will learn: •How to begin by taking responsibility for their own lives •That failure is one of life’s greatest gifts; it’s the ONLY route to real change and success •Once they have faced failure head-on, success and wealth are just a few steps away After you have readFrom Last to First, you will be empowered by the insight and tools it gives you to meet life’s adversities head-on and defeat failure by achieving success again and again. Turn the Tables on Failure When Life Deals You a Bad Hand Are you struggling in the face of adversity and finding it impossible to succeed and create wealth for yourself, your family, and your business? If the answer is yes, you need to read this book. In his first book, Win One for the Shareholders author Al Angrisani presented his proprietary system for business turnarounds. In From Last to First, Angrisani explains how his proven system can be used to achieve success in personal and family relationships and career planning.

From Last to First

Author: Charlie Spedding

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1845136896

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1003


Charlie Spedding describes himself as ‘not particularly talented’ – at least, compared to the group of people he had chosen to find himself among. These were the athletes in the Olympic marathon. So how did he end up with a bronze medal? How did he win the London Marathon? And why does he still hold the English record for the distance? In this remarkable autobiography he explains how – how someone who was almost bottom of the class when he first went to school, and even worse at sport, eventually turned himself into a genuinely world-class athlete, competing in top marathons all over the world, and genuinely going from last to first. As well as the enthralling life story of one of our finest distance runners, this book is a wonderfully clear and inspiring piece of life coaching for anyone who wants to make the most of their talents. But more than this, as Spedding says at the start, ‘I believe that on occasions you can create the circumstances in which you can perform at a higher level than your talent says you can’. Spedding’s own story, and his chronicle of the big races he excelled in, proves it’s true. For anyone aspiring to run a marathon, or indeed anyone who wants to set themselves a goal they think beyond their reach – and achieve it – this is an essential book.

Mathematics of Social Choice

Author: Christoph Bo”rgers

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898717620

Category: Elections

Page: 245

View: 7510


Mathematics of Social Choice is a fun and accessible book that looks at the choices made by groups of people with different preferences, needs, and interests. Divided into three parts, the text first examines voting methods for selecting or ranking candidates. A brief second part addresses compensation problems wherein an indivisible item must be assigned to one of several people who are equally entitled to ownership of the item, with monetary compensation paid to the others. The third part discusses the problem of sharing a divisible resource among several people. Mathematics of Social Choice can be used by undergraduates studying mathematics and students whose only mathematical background is elementary algebra. More advanced material can be skipped without any loss of continuity. The book can also serve as an easy introduction to topics such as the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem, Arrow's theorem, and fair division for readers with more mathematical background.

The Mathematics of Voting and Elections: A Hands-On Approach

Author: Jonathan K. Hodge,Richard E. Klima

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470442876

Category: Elections

Page: 238

View: 2297


The Mathematics of Voting and Elections: A Hands-On Approach, Second Edition, is an inquiry-based approach to the mathematics of politics and social choice. The aim of the book is to give readers who might not normally choose to engage with mathematics recreationally the chance to discover some interesting mathematical ideas from within a familiar context, and to see the applicability of mathematics to real-world situations. Through this process, readers should improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as broaden their views of what mathematics really is and how it can be used in unexpected ways. The book was written specifically for non-mathematical audiences and requires virtually no mathematical prerequisites beyond basic arithmetic. At the same time, the questions included are designed to challenge both mathematical and non-mathematical audiences alike. More than giving the right answers, this book asks the right questions. The book is fun to read, with examples that are not just thought-provoking, but also entertaining. It is written in a style that is casual without being condescending. But the discovery-based approach of the book also forces readers to play an active role in their learning, which should lead to a sense of ownership of the main ideas in the book. And while the book provides answers to some of the important questions in the field of mathematical voting theory, it also leads readers to discover new questions and ways to approach them. In addition to making small improvements in all the chapters, this second edition contains several new chapters. Of particular interest might be Chapter 12 which covers a host of topics related to gerrymandering.

Data Structures I Essentials

Author: Dennis Smolarski

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738671499

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 805


REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Data Structures I includes scalar variables, arrays and records, elementary sorting, searching, linked lists, queues, and appendices of binary notation and subprogram parameter passing.

The Mathematics of Voting and Elections

Author: Jonathan K. Hodge,Richard E. Klima

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821837982

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

View: 1249


The Mathematics of Voting and Elections: A Hands-on Approach will help you discover answers to these and many other questions. Easily accessible to anyone interested in the subject, the book requires virtually no prior mathematical experience beyond basic arithmetic, and includes numerous examples and discussions regarding actual elections from politics and popular culture.

Reasoning with Probabilistic and Deterministic Graphical Models

Author: Rina Sreedharan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3031015835

Category: Computers

Page: 185

View: 7392


Graphical models (e.g., Bayesian and constraint networks, influence diagrams, and Markov decision processes) have become a central paradigm for knowledge representation and reasoning in both artificial intelligence and computer science in general. These models are used to perform many reasoning tasks, such as scheduling, planning and learning, diagnosis and prediction, design, hardware and software verification, and bioinformatics. These problems can be stated as the formal tasks of constraint satisfaction and satisfiability, combinatorial optimization, and probabilistic inference. It is well known that the tasks are computationally hard, but research during the past three decades has yielded a variety of principles and techniques that significantly advanced the state of the art. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the primary exact algorithms for reasoning with such models. The main feature exploited by the algorithms is the model's graph. We present inference-based, message-passing schemes (e.g., variable-elimination) and search-based, conditioning schemes (e.g., cycle-cutset conditioning and AND/OR search). Each class possesses distinguished characteristics and in particular has different time vs. space behavior. We emphasize the dependence of both schemes on few graph parameters such as the treewidth, cycle-cutset, and (the pseudo-tree) height. The new edition includes the notion of influence diagrams, which focus on sequential decision making under uncertainty. We believe the principles outlined in the book would serve well in moving forward to approximation and anytime-based schemes. The target audience of this book is researchers and students in the artificial intelligence and machine learning area, and beyond.

Reasoning with Probabilistic and Deterministic Graphical Models

Author: Rina Dechter

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1681734915

Category: Computers

Page: 201

View: 2008


Graphical models (e.g., Bayesian and constraint networks, influence diagrams, and Markov decision processes) have become a central paradigm for knowledge representation and reasoning in both artificial intelligence and computer science in general. These models are used to perform many reasoning tasks, such as scheduling, planning and learning, diagnosis and prediction, design, hardware and software verification, and bioinformatics. These problems can be stated as the formal tasks of constraint satisfaction and satisfiability, combinatorial optimization, and probabilistic inference. It is well known that the tasks are computationally hard, but research during the past three decades has yielded a variety of principles and techniques that significantly advanced the state of the art. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the primary exact algorithms for reasoning with such models. The main feature exploited by the algorithms is the model's graph. We present inference-based, message-passing schemes (e.g., variable-elimination) and search-based, conditioning schemes (e.g., cycle-cutset conditioning and AND/OR search). Each class possesses distinguished characteristics and in particular has different time vs. space behavior. We emphasize the dependence of both schemes on few graph parameters such as the treewidth, cycle-cutset, and (the pseudo-tree) height. The new edition includes the notion of influence diagrams, which focus on sequential decision making under uncertainty. We believe the principles outlined in the book would serve well in moving forward to approximation and anytime-based schemes. The target audience of this book is researchers and students in the artificial intelligence and machine learning area, and beyond.

Monte Carlo Methods in Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry

Author: B. L. Hammond,W. A. Lester,Peter James Reynolds

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810203217

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 3194


This book presents the basic theory and application of the Monte Carlo method to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. It assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, only a knowledge of molecular quantum mechanics at the first-year graduate level. A working knowledge of traditional ab initio quantum chemistry is helpful, but not essential.Some distinguishing features of this book are: