50-100 page lectures in important topics in science and engineering. Each lecture is a self-contained electronic book giving more analysis ans depth than typical journal articles! Synthesis is an innovative information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. Synthesis includes 50- to 100- page dynamic 'Lectures' in an important research topic in engineering or computer science. Each lecture is a self-contained electronic book that gives more analysis and depth than typical journal articles.