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5.0 out of 5 stars Bye bye Bond!, Jan. 2 2003
This review is from: xXx (VHS Tape)
If someone ever wanted a tagline for this movie, try this one - 'A Farewell to James Bond'. In an amazing way, Vin Diesel replaces the world standard of secret agents - and at last Mr. Brosnan has some competition (to catch up with!).
Replete with a top-of-the-line storyline, script, cast and action, xXx is definitely one of the very best movies of 2002. The stunts as well as the effects are so very good, your jaw will drop automatically.
Both Vin Diesel and Samuel Jackson play their roles to perfection (and that's making no mention of the stunning Asia Argento!).

Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
by David J. Griffiths
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 171.87
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4.0 out of 5 stars How does he do it?, Dec 31 2002
Mr. Griffiths must be some sort of a genius. He has written the kind of optimal text on the subject.
Never does the momentum drop and that's what makes this text so exciting. Moreover, this book answers doubts as they arise. That is to say, you may get a certain doubt on reading something, just to find that the author answers it in the next line or paragraph. That sort of anticipation makes Mr. Griffiths a king.
Great text, suitable for relaxed self-study.

Field Computation by Moment Methods
Field Computation by Moment Methods
by Roger F. Harrington
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 154.31
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference, Dec 31 2002
This book is not only excellent, but is also a very important book, because it is the first (and the only one I know of) of its kind. Kudos to Mr. Harrington.
This is not a text aimed at beginners, however the author would do well to present the text in a more accessible manner in future editions.

Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics
Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics
by Nannapaneni Narayana Rao
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 133.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, Dec 31 2002
I do not subscribe to the view that this book is unreadable, almost useless etc.
This is a good book, in fact it is an excellent book. It is just that the subject itself is quite high in complexity that makes people hate this and/or any other text on the same subject.
This book is not for beginners though. Certainly not. And it is best used over a two-semester course.
For beginners, Basic Electromagnetics with Applications by the same author will be useful.

Electromagnetics
Electromagnetics
by John Kraus
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The previous edition was better, Dec 31 2002
This review is from: Electromagnetics (Hardcover)
If you are looking for an in-depth textbook on ELECTROMAGNETICS, then choose the 4th edition of this text. That book made me say, "Show me a better textbook if you can."
Not this one. This book, after giving you a brief introduction to electric and magnetic fields, goes to the applications of electromagnetics - transmission lines, waveguides etc. If these things interest you, choose this edition.
Otherwise, I recommend the 4th edition because it is simply the BIBLE of Electromagnetics.

Introduction to Signals and Systems
Introduction to Signals and Systems
by Douglas K. Lindner
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Use this if you disliked Oppenheim, Dec 30 2002
Lindner's treatment of the subject is good, but I found other authors doing much better in that regard. Some of my friends liked this book very much. But of them had one thing in common - they did not like Oppenheim!

Signals and Systems (2nd Edition)
Signals and Systems (2nd Edition)
by Alan V. Oppenheim
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 185.84
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best, Dec 30 2002
This is the definitive text on this topic. Right from the basics of signals to the presentation of complex topics like communication systems, this book beats every other book. The one drawback is that examples are few and far apart. So eventhough those few examples are representative of entire sections, students may find it tough to solve the hundreds of exercise problems.
However I have used many other texts for this course, and only Simon Haykin's text came close.

Schaum's Outline of Laplace Transforms
Schaum's Outline of Laplace Transforms
by Murray Spiegel
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.48
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reference, lotsa problems, Dec 30 2002
I used this book (among others) for an undergraduate course on 'Fourier and Laplace Analysis' in my sophomore year in engineering. The author had presented the concepts of Fourier series and transforms before progressing to Laplace transforms. Many important topics like Convolution, Initial & Final Value Theorems as well as the applications of Laplace transforms in solving differential equations were presented in a clear-cut, understandable way.
Using this book was a rewarding experience.

C# How to Program
C# How to Program
by Harvey M. Deitel
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Sept. 20 2002
This review is from: C# How to Program (Paperback)
Not another book from the Deitels. Just when I thought I can sit back and relax after their assaults on C, C++, Java, VB etc., here comes another book from the Deitel stable.
Not much else to say about this book other than that it teaches you C# like nothing else can...
All C# topics are covered in a wonderfully accessible manner. Thoroughly well written. Impressive style. Great read.

Effective C++: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Design
Effective C++: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Design
by Scott Meyers
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite useful, Sept. 18 2002
What sets this book apart from many others is its direction, style, readability and brevity. I guess Scott Meyers should be one of those most gifted authors the readability of whom adds weight to the book.
The book is short - very short if you compare it with the other 800-pound gorillas - and hence to the point. I recommend this book to any intermediate-level C++ programmer who wants to improve on class design and general programming approaches.

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