English | 2023 | ISBN: 1633437817 | 147 pages | True PDF | 8.86 MB
Learn how AI-assisted coding using ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot can dramatically increase your productivity (and fun) writing regular expressions and other programs.
Regular Expression Puzzles and AI Coding Assistants is the story of two competitors. On one side is David Mertz, an expert programmer and the author of the Web's most popular Regex tutorial. On the other are the AI powerhouse coding assistants, GitHub Copilot and OpenAI ChatGPT.
Here's how the contest works: David invents 24 Regex problems he calls puzzles and shows you how to tackle each one. When he's done, he has Copilot and ChatGPT work the same puzzles. What they produce intrigues him. Which side is likelier to get it right? Which will write simple and elegant code? Which makes smarter use of lesser known Regex library features? Read the book to find out.
David also offers AI best practices, showing how smart prompts return better results. By the end, you'll be a master at solving your own Regex puzzles, whether you use AI or not.
English | 17 February 2023 | ASIN: B0BW2NL7TB, ISBN: 9798215128190 | 30 pages | Epub | 0.3 MB
The development of ChatGPT started with a research paper published in 2018 by OpenAI, a leading research lab in the field of artificial intelligence. In the paper, the researchers introduced a new model called GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) that could generate coherent and human-like text using unsupervised learning. The initial GPT model had 117 million parameters and was pre-trained on a large corpus of text data from the internet.
English | 2023 | ISBN: NA | 235 Pages | PDF, EPUB | 19 MB
Explore the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence and solve real-world problems!In this practical guide, you will build intelligent real-world applications using GPT-3, DALL-E, Whisper, CLIP, and more tools from the OpenAI and ML ecosystem.Rest assured, you don't need to be a data scientist or machine learning engineer to follow this guide.
English | 2022 | ASIN: B0BRHPZTV8 | 75 pages | EPUB,PDF | 2.82 Mb
Welcome to "ChatGPT Prompts Mastering: A Guide to Crafting Clear and Effective Prompts"! In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about crafting clear and effective ChatGPT prompts that drive engaging and informative conversations.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced ChatGPT user, this book has something for everyone. From understanding the principles of effective prompting to mastering the art of constructing clear and concise prompts, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to take your ChatGPT conversations to the next level.
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Learning Modern C++ for Finance (Fourth Release) (True EPUB)
English | 2023 | ISBN: 9781098100797 | 191 Pages | True EPUB | 2 MB
Financial programmers coming from Python or another interpreted language will discover how to leverage C++ abstractions that enable safer and quicker implementation of financial models. You'll also explore how popular open source libraries provide additional weapons for attacking mathematical problems. C++ programmers unfamiliar with financial applications will also benefit from this handy guide.
CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Cert Guide (5th Editon)
English | 2021 | ISBN: 0136770312 | 800 Pages | True EPUB | 29 MB
Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam success with this CompTIA approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.
Master CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam topicsAssess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzesReview key concepts with exam preparation tasksPractice with realistic exam questions
CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. This book shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending chapter review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.
The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment software offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
Player vs. Monster The Making and Breaking of Video Game Monstrosity (Playful Thinking) (True EPUB)
English | February 7th, 2023 | ISBN: 9780262373234 | 256 pages | True EPUB | 26.31 MB
A study of the gruesome game characters we love to beat—and what they tell us about ourselves.
Since the early days of video games, monsters have played pivotal roles as dangers to be avoided, level bosses to be defeated, or targets to be destroyed for extra points. But why is the figure of the monster so important in gaming, and how have video games come to shape our culture’s conceptions of monstrosity? To answer these questions, Player vs. Monster explores the past half-century of monsters in games, from the dragons of early tabletop role-playing games and the pixelated aliens of Space Invaders to the malformed mutants of The Last of Us and the bizarre beasts of Bloodborne, and reveals the common threads among them.
Covering examples from aliens to zombies, Jaroslav Švelch explores the art of monster design and traces its influences from mythology, visual arts, popular culture, and tabletop role-playing games. At the same time, he shows that video games follow the Cold War–era notion of clearly defined, calculable enemies, portraying monsters as figures that are irredeemably evil yet invariably vulnerable to defeat. He explains the appeal of such simplistic video game monsters, but also explores how the medium could evolve to present more nuanced depictions of monstrosity.
Tech SEO Guide A Reference Guide for Developers and Marketers Involved in Technical SEO
English | 2023 | ISBN: 1484290534 | 155 pages | PDF,EPUB | 2.26 MB
Tech SEO Guide provides a reference for everyone who works on the technical side of SEO. SEO has always had a technical component but over the last several years, the technical challenges are increasing as websites deliver richer and more engaging experiences. Those experiences can make it harder for Google to crawl a website and rank a website in search results. Given how important organic search rankings can be for a website’s traffic, it is more important than ever to make sure the technical fundamentals are in place to support a website’s SEO performance.
SEO professionals includes marketers, developers, programmers, UX professionals, designers, and business executives because technical SEO impacts and overlaps with so many different areas of a business. Because the book addresses a wider audience, it provides technical details but also includes higher-level discussions about how search engines and robots work too.
There are many different aspects of technical SEO and it is difficult to keep track of every detail, especially for people who only work on technical SEO matters on an occasional basis. Because of that, this guide book can be read all at once for those wanting to study technical SEO in detail or it can be read a paragraph at a time, allowing people to refer back to quickly jog their memory or review a complex topic. Each chapter walks through a different area of technical SEO, addressing specific scenarios and questions about that particular area. After discussing each section, the chapter will conclude with a summary of the important items to measure and monitor related to that section.
What You Will LearnWhat factors to keep in mind as you begin a redesign of the websiteHow to evaluate technical factors to see if a technical configuration is causing traffic to dropHow to perform regular audits of a website to identify problems or areas of opportunity
Who This Book is ForMarketers, developers, programmers, UX professionals, designers, and business executives
Programming Languages Build, Prove, and Compare
English | ISBN: 110718018X | 2022 | 600 pages | PDF | 10 MB
Computer scientists often need to learn new programming languages quickly. The best way to prepare for this is to understand the foundational principles that underlie even the most complicated industrial languages. This text for an undergraduate programming languages course distills great languages and their design principles down to easy-to-learn 'bridge' languages implemented by interpreters whose key parts are explained in the text. The book goes deep into the roots of both functional and object-oriented programming, and it shows how types and modules, including generics/polymorphism, contribute to effective programming. The book is not just about programming languages; it is also about programming. Through concepts, examples, and more than 300 practice exercises that exploit the interpreter, students learn not only what programming-language features are but also how to do things with them. Substantial implementation projects include Milner's type inference, both copying and mark-and-sweep garbage collection, and arithmetic on arbitrary-precision integers.
Photoshop 2022 Master Class. The Creative World Powered by Photoshop
English | 2022 | ASIN: B0BB47XTJX | 255 pages | MOBI, PDF | 18.7 Mb
Improve your skills in the field of image editing, composition and manipulation with this complete Adobe Photoshop Course , one of the best image and graphic design programs in the world. In this course you will discover how to create spectacular designs and enhance your everyday photos, design creative illustrations for websites, mobile applications and much more. Photoshop it's at the core of nearly every creative project , from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. You will learn to transform everyday photographs into true works of art. Posters, product packaging, banners, websites – all of your design projects start with Photoshop . Learn to combine photos and text to create completely new and impressive designs. We'll show you the benefits of working with layers and masks, and painting with brushes that you can easily control. Today you can start a project on your iPad and finish it on your desktop—your work is automatically saved to the cloud and your PSD files are the same, no matter where you are. If you're new to Photoshop, here you'll learn the main concepts and features you'll need to master the program. The lessons are designed so that you can learn at your own pace, regardless of the knowledge you already have of the program, we have covered the greatest number of concepts and advanced tools necessary for the work of the photographer and the image designer.We have structured the book so that each chapter or lesson provides help and references for using each tool, command, and method of working with the program, as well as step-by-step instructions for creating specific projects. You can study the book from cover to cover or consult only the chapters that fit your interests and needs. This book is not intended to replace official Adobe documentation, nor is it intended to be a complete reference to the entire Photoshop CC program. With this book we try to facilitate the use of Photoshop in the work area of photography and image design.Contents: 1. INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP. 2. THE WORK SPACE. 2. TOOL GALLERY . 4. PHOTOSHOP PANELS. 5. IMAGES MANAGEMENT. 6. COLOR MANAGEMENT. 7. LAYERS IN PHOTOSHOP 8. ADJUSTMENTS IN THE IMAGE. 9. FILTERS AND EFFECTS. 10. EDIT YOUR FIRST PHOTO.
Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework and Covalent Organic Framework Polymers (True ePUB)
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1839161531 | 406 Pages | True ePUB | 9 MB
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are crystalline porous materials constructed from metal ions/clusters and organic linkers, combining the merits of both organic and inorganic components. Due to high porosity, rich functionalities, well-defined open channels and diverse structures, MOFs show great potentials in field such as gas storage and separation, catalysis, and sensing. Combining them with polymers tunes their chemical, mechanical, electrical and optical properties, and endows MOFs with processability. Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are crystalline porous materials built from organic molecular units with diverse structures and applications. Hybrid materials with intriguing properties can be achieved by appropriate preparation methods and careful selection of MOFs/COFs and polymers, broadening their potential applications. This book documents the latest research progress in MOF/COF-polymer hybrid materials and reviews and summarises hybridization strategies to achieve MOF/COF polymeric composites. It also introduces various applications and potential applicable scenarios of hybrid MOF/COF polymers. Hybrid Metal–Organic Framework and Covalent Organic Framework Polymers offers an overview to readers who are new to this field, and will appeal to graduate students and researchers working on porous materials, polymers, hybrid materials, and supramolecular chemistry.
Topology Optimization Theory, Methods, and Applications
English | PDF | 2004 | 381 Pages | ISBN : 3540429921 | 40.89 MB
The topology optimization method solves the basic engineering problem of distributing a limited amount of material in a design space. The first edition of this book has become the standard text on optimal design which is concerned with the optimization of structural topology, shape and material. This edition has been substantially revised and updated to reflect progress made in modelling and computational procedures. It also encompasses a comprehensive and unified description of the state-of-the-art of the so-called material distribution method, based on the use of mathematical programming and finite elements. Applications treated include not only structures but also MEMS and materials.
An Introduction to Object Recognition Selected Algorithms for a Wide Variety of Applications
English | PDF,EPUB | 2010 | 210 Pages | ISBN : 1849962340 | 10.7 MB
Rapid development of computer hardware has enabled usage of automatic object recognition in an increasing number of applications, ranging from industrial image processing to medical applications, as well as tasks triggered by the widespread use of the internet. Each area of application has its specific requirements, and consequently these cannot all be tackled appropriately by a single, general-purpose algorithm.This easy-to-read text/reference provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of object recognition (OR). The book presents an overview of the diverse applications for OR and highlights important algorithm classes, presenting representative example algorithms for each class. The presentation of each algorithm describes the basic algorithm flow in detail, complete with graphical illustrations. Pseudocode implementations are also included for many of the methods, and definitions are supplied for terms which may be unfamiliar to the novice reader. Supporting a clear and intuitive tutorial style, the usage of mathematics is kept to a minimum.
Topics and features
Presents example algorithms covering global approaches, transformation-search-based methods, geometrical model driven methods, 3D object recognition schemes, flexible contour fitting algorithms, and descriptor-based methodsExplores each method in its entirety, rather than focusing on individual steps in isolation, with a detailed description of the flow of each algorithm, including graphical illustrationsExplains the important concepts at length in a simple-to-understand style, with a minimum usage of mathematicsDiscusses a broad spectrum of applications, including some examples from commercial productsContains appendices discussing topics related to OR and widely used in the algorithms, (but not at the core of the methods described in the chapters)Practitioners of industrial image processing will find this simple introduction and overview to OR a valuable reference, as will graduate students in computer vision courses.
Marco Treiber is a software developer at ASM Assembly Systems, Munich, Germany, where he is Technical Lead in Image Processing for the Vision System of SiPlace placement machines, used in SMT assembly.
Multimedia Interaction and Intelligent User Interfaces Principles, Methods and Applications (EPUB)
English | EPUB | 2010 | 306 Pages | ISBN : 1849965064 | 6.52 MB
Consumer electronics (CE) devices, providing multimedia entertainment and enabling communication, have become ubiquitous in daily life. An important challenge for the modern CE industry is the design of user interfaces for CE products that enable natural interactions that are convenient, intuitive and fun. As many CE products are supplied with microphones and cameras, the exploitation of both audio and visual information for interactive multimedia is a growing field of research.Collecting together contributions from an international selection of experts, including leading researchers in industry, this unique text presents the latest advances in applications of multimedia interaction and user interfaces for consumer electronics. Covering issues of both multimedia content analysis and human-machine interaction, the book examines a wide range of techniques from computer vision, machine learning, audio and speech processing, communications, artificial intelligence and media technology.
Topics and features
Introduces novel computationally efficient algorithms to extract semantically meaningful audio-visual eventsInvestigates modality allocation in intelligent multimodal presentation systems, taking into account the cognitive impacts of modality on human information processingProvides an overview on gesture control technologies for CEPresents systems for natural human-computer interaction, virtual content insertion, and human action retrievalExamines techniques for 3D face pose estimation, physical activity recognition, and video summary quality evaluationDescribes features that characterize the new generation of CE and examines how web services can be integrated for improved user experienceThis book is an essential resource for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry working in areas of multimedia analysis, human-computer interaction and interactive user interfaces. Graduate students studying computer vision, pattern recognition and multimedia will also find it a beneficial and a useful reference.
Dr. Ling Shao is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Caifeng Shan is a Senior Scientist with Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Dr. Jiebo Luo is a Senior Principal Scientist with Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, NY, USA. Dr. Minoru Etoh is Managing Director of the Service & Solution Development Department of NTT DOCOMO, Yokosuka, Japan.
Real-time Iterative Learning Control Design and Applications
English | PDF | 2009 | 204 Pages | ISBN : 1848821743 | 5.58 MB
• ILC design in the continuous- and discrete-time domains;
• design in the frequency and time domains;
• design with problem-specific performance objectives including robustness and optimality;
• design by means of classical tools based on Bode plots and state space; and
• iterative-learning-based parametric identification.
Real-time Iterative Learning Control will interest control engineers looking for examples of how this important control technique can be applied to a variety of real-life problems. With its systematic formulation and analysis of different system properties and performance and its exposition of open problems, academics and graduate students working in control will find it a useful reference to the current status of ILC.
Population Genomics Marine Organisms (True EPUB)
English | EPUB | 2020 | 458 Pages | ISBN : 3030379353 | 16.41 MB
Population genomics has provided unprecedented opportunities to unravel the mysteries of marine organisms in the oceans' depths. The world's oceans, which make up 70% of our planet, encompass diverse habitats and host numerous unexplored populations and species. Population genomics studies of marine organisms are rapidly emerging and have the potential to transform our understanding of marine populations, species, and ecosystems, providing insights into how these organisms are evolving and how they respond to different stimuli and environments. This knowledge is critical for understanding the fundamental aspects of marine life, how marine organisms will respond to environmental changes, and how we can better protect and preserve marine biodiversity and resources.This book brings together leading experts in the field to address critical aspects of fundamental and applied research in marine species and share their research and insights crucial for understanding marine ecosystem diversity and function. It also discusses the challenges, opportunities and future perspectives of marine population genomics.
Aspects of Statistical Inference
English | PDF | 1996 | 469 Pages | ISBN : 0471115916 | 19.45 MB
Relevant, concrete, and thorough–the essential data-based text on statistical inferenceThe ability to formulate abstract concepts and draw conclusions from data is fundamental to mastering statistics. Aspects of Statistical Inference equips advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a comprehensive grounding in statistical inference, including nonstandard topics such as robustness, randomization, and finite population inference.A. H. Welsh goes beyond the standard texts and expertly synthesizes broad, critical theory with concrete data and relevant topics. The text follows a historical framework, uses real-data sets and statistical graphics, and treats multiparameter problems, yet is ultimately about the concepts themselves.
Written with clarity and depth, Aspects of Statistical Inference* Provides a theoretical and historical grounding in statistical inference that considers Bayesian, fiducial, likelihood, and frequentist approaches* Illustrates methods with real-data sets on diabetic retinopathy, the pharmacological effects of caffeine, stellar velocity, and industrial experiments* Considers multiparameter problems* Develops large sample approximations and shows how to use them* Presents the philosophy and application of robustness theory* Highlights the central role of randomization in statistics* Uses simple proofs to illuminate foundational concepts* Contains an appendix of useful facts concerning expansions, matrices, integrals, and distribution theory
Here is the ultimate data-based text for comparing and presenting the latest approaches to statistical inference.
Batch Effects and Noise in Microarray Experiments Sources and Solutions
English | PDF | 2009 | 265 Pages | ISBN : 0470741384 | 15.59 MB
Batch Effects and Noise in Microarray Experiments: Sources and Solutions looks at the issue of technical noise and batch effects in microarray studies and illustrates how to alleviate such factors whilst interpreting the relevant biological information.Each chapter focuses on sources of noise and batch effects before starting an experiment, with examples of statistical methods for detecting, measuring, and managing batch effects within and across datasets provided online. Throughout the book the importance of standardization and the value of standard operating procedures in the development of genomics biomarkers is emphasized.
A thorough introduction to Batch Effects and Noise in Microrarray Experiments.A unique compilation of review and research articles on handling of batch effects and technical and biological noise in microarray data.An extensive overview of current standardization initiatives.All datasets and methods used in the chapters, as well as colour images, are available on www.the-batch-effect-book.org, so that the data can be reproduced.An exciting compilation of state-of-the-art review chapters and latest research results, which will benefit all those involved in the planning, execution, and analysis of gene expression studies.
Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Process Models
English | PDF | 2012 | 305 Pages | ISBN : 0470744537 | 12.09 MB
Bayesian analysis of complex models based on stochastic processes has in recent years become a growing area. This book provides a unified treatment of Bayesian analysis of models based on stochastic processes, covering the main classes of stochastic processing including modeling, computational, inference, forecasting, decision making and important applied models.Key features
Explores Bayesian analysis of models based on stochastic processes, providing a unified treatment.Provides a thorough introduction for research students.Computational tools to deal with complex problems are illustrated along with real life case studiesLooks at inference, prediction and decision making.Researchers, graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in stochastic processes in fields such as statistics, operations research (OR), engineering, finance, economics, computer science and Bayesian analysis will benefit from reading this book. With numerous applications included, practitioners of OR, stochastic modelling and applied statistics will also find this book useful.
Fractals and Chaos The Mandelbrot Set and Beyond
English | PDF | 2004 | 321 Pages | ISBN : 0387201580 | 33.21 MB
"It is only twenty-three years since Benoit Mandelbrot published his famous picture of what is now called the Mandelbrot Set. The graphics were state of the art, though now they may seem primitive. But how that picture has changed our views of the mathematical and physical universe! Fractals, a term coined by Mandelbrot, are now so ubiquitous in the scientific conscience that it is difficult to remember the psychological shock of their arrival.What we see in this book is a glimpse of how Mandelbrot helped change our way of looking at the world. It is not just a book about a particular class of problems, but contains a view on how to approach the mathematical and physical universe. This view is certain not to fade, but to be part of the working philosophy of the next mathematical revolution, wherever it may take us. So read the book, look at the beautiful pictures that continue to fascinate and amaze, and enjoy! "
From the foreword by Peter W Jones, Yale University
This heavily illustrated book combines hard-to-find early papers by the author with additional chapters that describe the historical background and context. Key topics are quadratic dynamics and its Julia and Mandelbrot sets, nonquadratic dynamics, Kleinian limit sets, and the Minkowski measure.
Benoit B Mandelbrot is Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University and IBM Fellow Emeritus (Physics) at the IBM T J Watson Research Center. He was awarded the Wolf Prize for Physics in 1993 and the Japan Prize for Science and Technology in 2003.
Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems
English | PDF | 2004 | 261 Pages | ISBN : 376436940X | 30.85 MB
M. LUCERTINI, A. MILLAN GASCA, AND F. NICOLO 1 Technology as Knowledge: The Case of Modern Engineering Systems In recent years scholars coming from the fields of history and philosophy of sci ence and technology have devoted much attention to the problem of "technology as knowledge" and to the emergence of an autonomous engineering science in the Industrial Agel.This interest echoes a growing awareness among engineers of the independence of their conceptual approach with respect to other forms of knowl edge, linked to the consolidation of autonomous academic engineering research in th the 20 century. A careful examination of the nature of technological knowledge appears particularly valuable in view of the pervasive presence of technology in contemporary life and culture, not only as a result of its impressive achievements, but through the less obvious influence of its concepts and viewpoints as well. The activity of engineers and technicians has been traditionally based on the practical ability to cope with specific situations and to attain the corresponding specific goal by means of the design and realization of an artifact or structure, on the basis of past experience handed down by tradition and applied by means of trial-and-error and rule-of-thumb procedures. But the existence of a theoreti cal background and of principles underpinning this activity can be traced back to classical antiquity.
Error Correction Codes for Non-Volatile Memories
English | PDF | 2008 | 335 Pages | ISBN : 1402083904 | 6.46 MB
After "A Mathematical theory of communication" by C. E. Shannon, the 'Coding Theory' has begun its tremendous development as interface between Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics.Contributions by mathematicians have focused on the design of new codes and the study of their properties, while contributions by engineers have focused on efficient implementations of encoding/decoding schemes. The research activities in Coding Theory have produced a vast range of different codes (with usually several alternative encoding/decoding algorithms), and their availability has pushed for new applications. Nowadays it is hard to find an electronic device which does not use codes: for example, we listen to music via heavily encoded audio CD's and we watch movies via encoded DVD's. There is at least one area where the use of encoding/decoding is not so developed, yet: Flash non-volatile memories. Flash memory high-density, low power, cost effectiveness, and scalable design make it an ideal choice to fuel the explosion of multimedia products, like USB keys, MP3 players, digital cameras and solid-state disk.
In ECC for Non-Volatile Memories the authors expose the basics of coding theory needed to understand the application to memories, as well as the relevant design topics, with reference to both NOR and NAND Flash architectures. A collection of software routines is also included for better understanding.
The authors form a research group (now at Qimonda) which is the typical example of a fruitful collaboration between mathematicians and engineers.
Masonry Constructions Mechanical Models and Numerical Applications
English | PDF | 2008 | 168 Pages | ISBN : 3540791108 | 6.64 MB
Numerical methods for the structural analysis of masonry constructions can be of great value in assessing the safety of artistically important masonry buildings and optimizing potential operations of maintenance and strengthening in terms of their cost-effectiveness, architectural impact and static effectiveness.This monograph firstly provides a detailed description of the constitutive equation of masonry-like materials, clearly setting out its most important features. It then goes on to provide a numerical procedure to solve the equilibrium problem of masonry solids.
A large portion of the work is devoted to examples and applications. After solving some simple equilibrium problems, for which the explicit and numerical solutions are compared, three cases dealing with the statics of important monuments are then presented. The numerical modeling yields essential information on the stress field and crack distribution, and enables assessing the effects of strengthening operations. Lastly, a ladle employed in the iron and steel industry is studied, and the behavior of the refractory material lining the metallic vessel characterized.