This book presents a mechanistic approach―mathematical modeling―for carrying out dental materials research. This approach allows researchers to go beyond the null hypothesis and obtain a solution that is more general and therefore predictive for conditions other than those considered in a study. Hence it can be used either on its own or to complement the commonly used statistical approach.
Through a series of practical problems with wide-ranging application, the reader will be guided on:
How to construct a mathematical model for the behavior of dental materials by making informed assumptions of the physical, chemical, or mechanical situation
How to simplify the model by making suitable simplifications
How to calibrate the model by calculating the values of key parameters using experimental results
How to refine the model when there are discrepancies between predictions and experiments
Only elementary calculus is required to follow the examples and all the problems can be solved by using MS Excel© spreadsheets.
This is an ideal book for dental materials researchers without a strong mathematical background who are interested in applying a more mechanistic approach to their research to give deeper insight into the problem at hand.
Advance praise for Mathematical Models for Dental Materials Research:
“This is a nice addition for research students on how to conduct their work and how to manage data analysis. It brings together a number of important aspects of dental materials investigations which has been missing in the literature. The practical examples make it much easier to understand.” – Michael F. Burrow, Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics, The University of Hong Kong
“The great strengths of this volume are the real world examples of dental materials research in the successive chapters. In turn, this is an outcome of the outstanding expertise of both authors. I warmly recommend this book to the dental biomaterials community worldwide.” – David C. Watts, Professor of Biomaterials Science, University of Manchester, UK
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Lastly, it reviews the latest developments in the development of the rational viral vaccines. As such it is a useful resource book for postgraduate and early researchers wanting to gain insights into the immune response to viral infections.
The second edition has been completely updated according to current curriculum, and the questions are written in a style similar to the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSCAA) bank. Get ahead! SURGERY 100 EMQs for Finals is a helpful resource for medical students preparing for their exams.
This fully revised and updated second edition of Sexual Health and Genital Medicine in Clinical Practice covers the range of conditions seen in genitourinary medicine, sexual health and sexually transmitted infection clinics, making it a useful and practical guide to all health practitioners in this area. This book is aimed at medical practitioners who require a quick reference guide to help with diagnosis and management of genital problems. In addition, it provides essential guidance on what to do next when faced with a patient presenting with a genital complaint, whether the patient can be successfully treated with a drug regimen or needs to be referred up to the Sexual Health and Genital Medicine specialist. Sexual Health and Genital Medicine in Clinical Practice will be of particular interest to residents on their rotations through this field of medicine, doctors in training, specialist nurses, and primary care practitioners.
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Praise for Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice “Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice is destined to make a major contribution to the field of Asian American psychology and to the larger field of multicultural psychology.” —From the Foreword by Derald Wing Sue, PhD Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Dr. Nadal has done a superb job of locating the experiences of Filipino Americans within the larger scholarship on ethnic minority psychology, while also highlighting the complexity, richness, and uniqueness of their psychological experiences. This book should be a part of everyone’s library.” —E.J.R. David, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage “Ranging from historical contexts to present-day case studies, theoretical models to empirical findings, self-reflection activities to online and media resources, Filipino American Psychology will engage, stimulate, and challenge both novices and experts. Without question, Dr. Nadal’s book is a foundational text and a one-stop resource for both the Filipino American community and the community of mental health professionals.” —Alvin N. Alvarez, PhD Professor, San Francisco State UniversityA landmark volume exploring contemporary issues affecting Filipino Americans, as well as the most successful mental health strategies for working with Filipino American clients Addressing the mental health needs of the Filipino American population—an often invisible, misunderstood, and forgotten group—Filipino American Psychology provides counselors and other mental health practitioners with the knowledge, awareness, and skills they can use to become effective and culturally competent when working with their Filipino American clients. Filipino American Psychology begins by looking at the unique cultural, social, political, economic, and mental health needs of Filipino Americans. Noted expert—and Filipino American—Kevin Nadal builds on a foundational understanding of the unique role and experience of Filipino Americans, offering strategies for more effective clinical work with Filipino Americans in a variety of settings. A must-read for mental health professionals as well as educators and students in the mental health field, Filipino American Psychology is an insightful look at the Filipino American community and the nuances of the Filipino American psyche.Content: Chapter One Introduction to Filipino American Psychology (pages 1–33): Chapter Two Filipino and Filipino American Cultural Values (pages 35–61): Chapter Three Racial and Ethnic Identity Development for Filipino Americans (pages 63–87): Chapter Four Colonial Mentality of Filipino Americans (pages 89–108): Chapter Five Filipino American Groups and Communities (pages 109–136): Chapter Six Filipino Americans and the Model Minority Myth (pages 137–160): Chapter Seven Filipino American Experiences with Gender and Sexual Orientation (pages 161–192): Chapter Eight Filipino American Experiences with Gender and Sexual Orientation (pages 193–224): Chapter Nine Mental Health Experiences and Psychotherapy With Filipino Americans (pages 225–263):
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