Past due, but maybe of genral interest

S. A. Modena samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Thu Jan 21 10:39:47 EST 1993


>From: nb at Sunburn.Stanford.EDU (Nancy Blachman)
Subject: Januray 18: How to Get a Technical Book Published 
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Organization: Computer Science Department,  Stanford University.
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1993 02:27:43 GMT

           How to Get A Technical Book Published

                           talk by

                        Nancy Blachman
                    Variable Symbols, Inc.

BMUG Math SIG Meeting at 7 pm on Monday, January 18, 1993


Have you thought about writing a book?  In this talk
Nancy Blachman will discuss answers to questions such as: 
Why should you write a book? How do you get started?  What 
does a publisher do and how can you find one that will be 
interested in your book?  What will a publisher typically
offer in terms of advances and royalities to a first time 
author?  What should you include in a contract with a publisher?  

In this talk Ms. Blachman will share her experiences negotiating 
with publishers and writing the tutorial books "Mathematica:  
A Practical Approach" (Prentice-Hall, 1992), "Using Maple" 
(Brooks/Cole, 1993) and the guides "Mathematica Quick 
Reference, Version 2" (Variable Symbols and Addison-Wesley, 
1992) and "Maple V Quick Reference" (Brooks/Cole, 1992).

"Mathematica:  A Practical Approach", a general introductory
text on Mathematica, was in its fourth printing after having 
been out a year.  It has been translated into Japanese and 
Spanish.  After being out 6 months, the Mathematica Quick 
Reference is in its third printing and is being translated 
into German and Japanese.

This presentation will be at the BMUG office at 2055 Center Street
in Berkeley.  The office is near the north west corner of Center Street
and Shattuck Ave. which is half a block from the Berkeley BART station.

Driving directions:
        Take the University exit off 80.
        Head east on University toward the UC Berkeley campus.
        Turn right at Shattuck (McDonalds will be at the corner.)
        Go 2 blocks.
        Turn right on Center and look for parking.
        I recommend the parking garage on the left, as the one on
                the right closes at 8 pm.

For more information on the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group (BMUG) 
Mathematics Special Interest Group (SIG), contact: 
        Nancy Blachman
        Variable Symbols, Inc
        2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 202
        Berkeley, CA  94704-1313
        Email: nb at eris.berkeley.edu
        or     nb at cs.stanford.edu
        Fax: 510-843-8702
        Telephone: 510-843-8701

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Subject: The BMUG Math SIG Meetings for February

			FFT in Image Processing
                                talk
                                 by
                              Alice Gies
            PhD candidate, Bioengineering, UCSF-UC Berkeley
                                 on
		     Monday, February 15th at 7 pm
                                 at
                  BMUG, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley
  
The discrete Fourier transform, implemented through the FFT algorithm, is
a frequently used technique in image processing.  This talk will try to
convey an intuitive appreciation of what the two dimensional FFT of a
digital image means and hence how it can be useful in image processing.



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