Work Measurement and Methods ImprovementLawrence S. Aft  
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Practical, up-to-date coverage for a new generation of engineering and management professionals.

Lawrence S. Aft s Productivity, Measurement, and Improvement has long served as a seminal reference for students and professionals in industrial engineering, quality management, and other related fields. Now Work Measurement and Methods Improvement brings his work right up to date with the demands of today s rapidly changing marketplace, where work measurement and methods improvement have a vital role to play in improving quality and enhancing productivity in a wide range of industries.

Accessible and easy to follow, this book presents solid, practical coverage of the key principles and practices of work measurement. It explains the purpose, use, advantages, and limitations of tools and methods for:
* Work analysis including graphical productivity analysis and work methods improvement
* Product measurement from time study and standard data systems to work sampling and labor reporting issues
* Product improvement ergonomics, incentive systems, continuous improvement, process improvement, and more

With straightforward examples, chapter-end summaries, review questions, and practice exercises that emphasize the application of fundamental concepts, Work Measurement and Methods Improvement is an essential reference for current and future professionals who must do the work and manage the process to achieve better quality, higher productivity, and powerhouse performance for their organization.

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Corrections in America: An Introduction, 10th EditionHarry E. Allen, Clifford E. Simonsen, Edward J. Latessa  
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The 10th edition of this book, popular for the last quarter century, continues to explore the cutting edge of the corrections field. Clear, well-designed, and eminently readable, it carefully balances current and past research with practical examples and issues; this book impressively includes dynamic 4-color graphs and photographs that maintain reader interest and ease understanding. It covers the latest hot topics, including incarcerated terrorist offenders, legal issues in imprisoning terrorists, federal legislation to restrict post-conviction conditions as well as conditions of confinement appeals. Other more conventional topics covered are: historical perspectives, the court process, imprisonment alternatives, correctional systems and functions, institutional clients and their rights, reintegration systems, and the future of corrections. For corrections officers, institutional employees, and others in the criminal justice system.

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Algebra for College StudentsAllen R. Angel  
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Algebra for College Students is typically used in a very comprehensive 1-semester Intermediate Algebra course serving as a gateway course to other college-level mathematics courses.  The goal of the Intermediate Algebra course is to provide students with the mathematical skills that are prerequisites for courses such as College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Liberal-Arts Math and Mathematics for Teachers.  This Algebra for College students text may also be used in a 1-semester, lower-level College Algebra course as a prerequisite to Precalculus.

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Algebra for College StudentsAllen R. Angel  
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Algebra for College Students: Student Solutions ManualAllen R. Angel, Kevin Bodden, Randy Gallaher  
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* Angel's text is one that students can read, understand, and enjoy. This edition places a stronger emphasis on problem-solving, incorporating it as a theme throughout the text. Angel's solid exercise sets have been expanded to include new Conceptual/Writing Exercises, Practice the Skills Exercises, Problem Solving Exercises, and Group Activities. 4-color hardback text w/complete text-specific instructor and student print/media supplement package * AMATYC/NCTM Standards of Content and Pedagogy integrated in preview and Perspective Chapter Openers, Graded Exercise Sets, Real-World Applications, Writing Exercises, Group Activity/Challenge problems and Calculator Corners Boxes * Many step-by-step worked-out examples provide students with detailed explanation throughout the sections * Helpful Hints, Common Student Error Boxes, Chapter Summaries and Practice Tests included in each chapter help students study math and review for tests * Cumulative Reviews are included in every other chapter and a unique Section 1.1 — Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, preps students with a study skills discussion and exercise set.

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Sams Teach Yourself CSS in 24 HoursKynn Bartlett  
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Learning to apply CSS is the HTML Web publisher's next developmental step toward a professional and stable Web design. A prerequisite to learning higher-level languages like Javascript, Java, and Flash, CSS is gaining increasing support among major browsers, including Netscape, Internet Explorer (together 94% market share) and newcomers Opera, Mozilla and NeoPlanet, and backwards-compatibility with older browser versions and specialized browsers.

The key to successful CSS implementation is in understanding how different browsers use and interpret CSS. This tutorial takes the unique position of teaching the reader how to make smart decisions about how and when to apply CSS, based on browser support and intended effects. In 24 straightforward, hourly lessons, the reader learns by accomplishing hands-on tasks that can be applied to his own site in every hour.

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New Directions in CounsellingRowan Bayne, Jenny Bimrose, Ian Horton  
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New Directions in Counselling responds to major changes currently affecting counselling. A team of well-known contributors identify the pressures forcing change, taking into account national and European legislation and the drive from within counselling towards greater professionalism and accountability.
Part one considers the impact of accredation, National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), developing Codes of Ethics and evaluating effectiveness. Part two looks at new interventions for common problems, such as smoking, depression, stress and abuse; new settings for counselling, including the workplace and medical practice; and new techniques, such as using narratives. The final part discusses issues in training, raising questions about the place of a feminist perspective and whether there are still myths about counselling which need to be challenged.
New Directions in Counselling makes a timely response to questions affecting all counsellors, whether in training or practice.

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Power Systems AnalysisArthur R. Bergen, Vijay Vittal  
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This is the first book on power system analysis to explore the major changes in the structure and operation of the electric utility industry, and to show how power system operation will be affected by the new changes. It reflects the trends in state-of-the-art, computer-based power system analysis and shows how to apply each modern analysis tool in designing and improving an expansion of an existing power system. KEY FEATURES: Features a computer-based design example (carried out from chapter-to-chapter) which uses all the analysis. As the example develops, readers determine the parameter values for a proposed transmission system upgrade to support load growth and a new steel mill being located in the area; convert all the parameters to per unit — the preferred choice of units for system analysis; determine typical parameters for the generators in the system being designed; develop the admittance matrix and the impedance matrix for the system being designed; conduct the power flow and check the designed system for possible violations, and appropriately modify the design; and conduct a contingency analysis on the designed system; analyze the behavior of the designed system under faulted condition; continue the design with a selection of relay settings to protect the system in the event of these faulted conditions; and perform a transient stability simulation on the system and verify the ability of the system to remain stable. For engineers working in the electric utility industry.

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Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer ServiceKenneth Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles  
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In a fresh and innovative look at customer service, the authors present an entertaining story about an area manager with a rotten service record and his golf-playing good fairy who teaches him how to turn customers into raving fans.

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