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Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation, and Applications

Wireless Body Area Networks: Technology, Implementation, and Applications

By: Mehmet Yuce; Jamil Khan

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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The book provides a comprehensive overview for the latest WBAN systems, technologies, and applications. The chapters of the book have been written by various specialists who are experts in their areas of research and practice. The book starts with the basic techniques involved in designing and building WBAN systems. It explains the deployment issues and then moves into the application areas of WBAN. The remaining chapters focus on the development of hardware, signal processing algorithms, and wireless communication and network design for wearable and implantable body sensors used in WBAN...

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Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications

Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications

By: A Inmann; D Hodgins

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 02-JAN-2013

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Implantable sensor systems offer great potential for enhanced medical care and improved quality of life, consequently leading to major investment in this exciting field. Implantable sensor systems for medical applications provides a wide-ranging overview of the core technologies, key challenges and main issues related to the development and use of these devices in a diverse range of medical applications. Part one reviews the fundamentals of implantable systems, including materials and material-tissue interfaces, packaging and coatings, microassembly, electrode array design and...

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Characterization of Biomaterials

Characterization of Biomaterials

By: M Jaffe; W. Hammond; P Tolias; T Arinzeh

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2012

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Biomaterials and medical devices must be rigorously tested in the laboratory before they can be implanted. Testing requires the right analytical techniques. Characterization of biomaterials reviews the latest methods for analyzing the structure, properties and behaviour of biomaterials. Beginning with an introduction to microscopy techniques for analyzing the phase nature and morphology of biomaterials, Characterization of biomaterials goes on to discuss scattering techniques for structural analysis, quantitative assays for measuring cell adhesion, motility and differentiation, and the...

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Optical Biomimetics

Optical Biomimetics

By: M Large

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-SEP-2012

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Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic structures, Optical biomimetics goes on to discuss optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin, polarisation effects in natural photonic structures and their applications, and biomimetic...

265. 

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

By: M Mueller; H Polinder

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2013

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Wind turbine gearboxes present major reliability issues, leading to great interest in the current development of gearless direct-drive wind energy systems. Offering high reliability, high efficiency and low maintenance, developments in these direct-drive systems point the way to the next generation of wind power, and Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems is an authoritative guide to their design, development and operation. Part one outlines electrical drive technology, beginning with an overview of electrical generators for direct drive systems. Principles of...

266. 

Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

By: Wolfgang Birkfellner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2014

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Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, this second edition of a bestseller delivers an ideal introduction to medical image processing, presenting key principles and algorithms using simple MATLAB® Octave scripts. It not only discusses data storage, transformations, segmentation, rendering, registration, and reconstruction, but also contains a chapter on clinical applications and an image-guided therapy tutorial. Including examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy, the text is beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer...

267. 

Handbook of Graph Theory, Second Edition

Handbook of Graph Theory, Second Edition

By: Jonathan Gross; Jay Yellen; Ping Zhang

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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With 34 new contributors, this best-selling handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the main topics in pure and applied graph theory. This second edition—over 400 pages longer than its predecessor—incorporates 14 new sections. Each chapter includes lists of essential definitions and facts, accompanied by examples, tables, remarks, and, in some cases, conjectures and open problems. A bibliography at the end of each chapter provides an extensive guide to the research literature and pointers to monographs. This edition also contains notes regarding terminology and notation. ...

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3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

By: Fletcher Dunn; Ian Parberry

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2011

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This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves. ...

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Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

By: Shekhar Guha; Leonel Gonzalez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2013

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This book provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. The book also includes MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. ...

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Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

By: Zhengming Wang; Dongyun Yi; Xiaojun Duan; Jing Yao; Defeng Gu

Publisher: CRC Press

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This book discusses the theories, methods, and application techniques of the measurement data mathematical modeling and parameter estimation. It seeks to build a bridge between mathematical theory and engineering practice in the measurement data processing field so theoretical researchers and technical engineers can communicate. It is organized with abundant materials, such as illustrations, tables, examples, and exercises. The authors create examples to apply mathematical theory innovatively to measurement and control engineering. Not only does this reference provide theoretical...

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Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

By: Pranab Karmakar

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2011

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This book deals with both microwave propagation and remote sensing in various atmospheric and tropospheric conditions. After discussing the derived parameters of water, the text covers free space propagation, as well as conditions and constituents such as water vapor and vapor pressure, density, and ray bending. It also explores Maxwell's equations and free space loss calculations, in addition to reflection, interference, polarization of electromagnetic waves, radio refraction, and atmospheric turbulence. The author addresses effects of snow, hail, and aerosols, and he presents radiometric...

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Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

Nano-Semiconductors: Devices and Technology

By: Krzysztof Iniewski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2011

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The semiconductor industry is undergoing a transition from the use of standard CMOS silicon to novel device structures that include carbon nanotubes, graphene, quantum dots and III-V materials. A must-read for anyone serious about future nanofabrication technologies, this book addresses the state of the art in nano devices for electronics. It explores exciting opportunities in emerging materials that will take system performance beyond what is offered by traditional CMOS-based microelectronics. The text features contributions from top international experts from industry and academia....

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Advanced Materials and Technologies

By: Xianxia Yuan; Hansan Liu; Jiujun Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-DEC-2011

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In this volume, leading international specialists share their knowledge and insights on recent advances in the fundamental theories, experimental methods, and research achievements of lithium-ion battery technology. Along with coverage of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the book focuses on the technical progress and challenges of cathode materials, anode materials, electrolytes, and separators. It also presents numerical modeling and theoretical calculations, discusses the design of safe and powerful lithium-ion batteries, and describes approaches for enhancing the performance of...

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The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

The Image Processing Handbook, Sixth Edition

By: John Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-APR-2011

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This sixth edition explores the tools used to acquire, process, and analyze data contained in images, for a wide variety of scientific fields. Using new examples and diagrams, it presents new sections on selecting a camera with resolution appropriate for use on light microscopes, the ability of current cameras to capture raw images with high dynamic range, and imaging in more than two dimensions. The book also discusses Dmax for x-ray images and combining images with different exposure settings to further extend the dynamic range. New coverage also includes shape measurements and...

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Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies

By: Chittaranjan Ray; Ravi Jain

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Natural disasters, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods are occurring with increasing frequency. In emergencies, pure drinking water is quickly the most important item. Low Cost Emergency Water Purification Technologies provides the tips and techniques for supplying potable drinking water at low cost in the direst circumstances. Succinct and readable, this manual describes the various options for correcting unsanitary or unsatisfactory drinking water. Several treatment methods for contaminated water are reviewed and the pros and cons of each are discussed. Covers long-term...

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Financial Mathematics: A Comprehensive Treatment

Financial Mathematics: A Comprehensive Treatment

By: Giuseppe Campolieti; Roman Makarov

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 12-MAR-2014

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Tested and refined through years of the authors’ teaching experiences, this text provides a unified, self-contained account of the main theory and application of methods behind modern-day financial mathematics. With an abundance of examples, problems, and fully worked out solutions, the text introduces the financial theory and relevant mathematical methods in a mathematically rigorous yet engaging way. Unlike similar texts in the field, this one presents multiple problem-solving approaches, linking related comprehensive techniques for pricing different types of financial derivatives. ...

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Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors

Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors

By: Larisa Lvova; Dmitry Kirsanov; Natale, Di; Audrey Legin

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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This book explores recent advances in the development of artificial sensory systems, widely known as electronic tongues (ETs). Each of the book’s nine chapters is devoted to a particular research direction in modern ET, highlighting up-to-date ET technologies and applications. Prominent authors from around the world discuss various designs, sensor materials, and transduction principles. Helping readers understand the principles and development of reliable analytical instruments, the book will inspire fruitful new ideas and significant practical advances. ...

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Networks in Society: Links and Language

Networks in Society: Links and Language

By: Robert Stocker; Terry Bossomaier

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2014

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This book covers technical fundamentals, complexity and social networks, and communication and language. It raises readers’ interest in social networks, the importance of language in the emergence and maintenance of networks, the integral patterns of interconnectivity, and the means to measure and model social structure. It presents a broad range of ideas from several fields of research endeavor. It also explores social networks and their integration with communication and language, thereby providing a discussion of relevant theory, modeling, metrics, and application to business, natural...

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The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

By: Mark Graban; Joseph Swartz

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2013

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Delivering an accessible introduction to Kaizen principles, this volume is for hospital and medical organization leaders who want to engage every employee and physician in ongoing daily continuous improvement benefitting patients, staff, and the long-term good of the organization. Specifically written for senior leaders and managers who need to understand the power of this core Lean methodology, the book explains the practical actions that are required to create a lasting Kaizen culture in a healthcare system. ...

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Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain

Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain

By: Sarhan Musa

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

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Easily digestible for beginners and useful to seasoned professionals, this book describes the key concepts of the computational Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method, discusses the newest and most popular computational nanotechnologies using the FDTD method, and predicts future applications by examining interdisciplinary research from world-renowned experts. Complete with case studies, examples, supportive appendices, and FDTD codes accessible via a companion website, the text delivers a practical introduction to the use of FDTD in nanotechnology and serves as a valuable reference...