Quality Management Demystified by Sid Kemp (382 pages, 2006)

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Sid Kemp
Quality Management Demystified

In Quality Management Demystified, top consultant Sid Kemp gives you a practical, up-to-date guide to the basic terms, concepts, and tools for defining, measuring, and managing quality. He takes you from the groundbreaking methodologies of Quality Management pioneers to quality strategies essential for success in the twenty-first century’s global marketplace.

Sid shows you how to take the steps necessary to develop a Quality Team, achieve Quality Engineering, and tailor a companywide capability for quality. He discusses all of the trends…exposes the pitfalls in some of the programs…and digs past the hype to show you what really works.

Quality Management Demystified enables you to understand and work successfully with all aspects of Quality Management. It tames a complex subject with clear, easy-to-understand definitions and vivid examples. Work at your own pace with this unique self-teaching guide, which continually assesses and reinforces your mastery with end-of-chapter and end-of-section multiple-choice quizzes and a final exam, and plenty of fresh, savvy ideas for further reflection.
Here’s a self-teaching course guaranteed to help you understand and implement Quality Management.

Get ready to:
Examine the important facets, procedures, and pros and cons of all quality methodologies, including Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma
Know the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance and when to use which, or both
Learn root cause analysis for applications in technical and management problems
Use statistical tools such as Pareto optimization and statistical process control to support quality
Win over skeptical employees who think TQM is just a fad and make them enthusiastic partners
Quality Management Demystified is a practical, effective way for students, professional managers and program managers, small business owners, MBA candidates — even Six Sigma “black belts” — to learn how to use and maximize the benefits of Quality Management!

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Steven P. Mooney
Real Estate Math Demystified

Interested in becoming a real estate agent but you’re not a math whiz? Are you a real estate investor looking for investment analysis techniques? No problem! Understand and handle real estate transactions and analysis with confidence using this well-organized guide. Real Estate Math Demystified will provide you with the knowledge to analyze real estate from a variety of perspectives, including that of the buyer, seller, lender, and appraiser.
You’ll start with an overview of basic math principles to refresh your memory and improve your overall math proficiency. More challenging material will help you obtain your broker’s license and prepare for actual real estate practice and investment. Other topics covered include commissions, mortgages, calculations, appreciation and depreciation, property taxes, appraisal methods, and much more.

This fast and easy guide offers:
An explanation of the importance and use of Time Value of Money
Exercises for calculating mortgage payments
Various methods for appraising property
Breakdowns of closing statements from purchase/sale transactions
Discussions of various lease scenarios and rent types
Real estate investment and cash flow analysis
Drawings and tables to enhance understanding of required real estate math calculations

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more advanced student, this book is your shortcut to success in the lucrative field of real estate.

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David McMahon
Circuit Analysis Demystified

Here’s the sure cure for CIRCUIT PARALYSIS!
Need to learn circuit analysis but experiencing some resistance in your brain waves? No stress! Circuit Analysis Demystified will give you the jolt you need to understand this complex subject–without getting your circuits crossed.
In the first part of the book, you’ll learn the fundamentals such as voltage and current theorems, Thevenin and Norton’s theorems, op amp circuits, capacitance and inductance, and phasor analysis of circuits. Then you’ll move on to more advanced topics including Laplace transforms, three-phase circuits, filters, Bode plots, and characterization of circuit stability. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will have you in a steady state when it comes to circuit analysis in no time at all.
This fast and easy guide offers:
Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
Sample equations with worked solutions
Coverage of Kirchhoff’s laws, the superposition theorem, Millman’s theorem, and delta-wye transformations
Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning
A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Circuit Analysis Demystified will transform you into a master of this essential engineering subject.

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Myke Predko
Digital Electronics Demystified

Now anyone can gain a deeper understanding of digital electronics — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Digital Electronics Demystified, electronics expert and author Myke Predko provides a totally painless way to learn enough digital logic and electronics to build your own projects!

With Digital Electronics Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

This entertaining self-teaching course makes it fun and easy to learn digital electronics fast. Get ready to:

* Learn the ins and outs of CMOS logic, Programmable Logic Devices, and microprocessor/microcontroller interfacing
* Rub shoulders with MML (Mickey Mouse Logic), semiconductor chips, timing devices, and other digital phenomena
* Understand how computers “think”
* Cease shying away from feedback circuits
* Build digital projects for less than $10
* Create a marketable product
* Rate your progress with questions and quizzes

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Stan Gibilisco
Electricity Demystified

Now anyone with an interest in electricity can master it — without getting their wires crossed. In Electricity Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective and painless way to improve your understanding of the electricity that powers so much of modern life. With Electricity Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes and tests at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 70-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

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