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Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, 2E : 35 New Do-It-Yourself Projects

Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, 2E : 35 New Do-It-Yourself Projects

By: Robert Iannini

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 14-AUG-2013

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BUILD ALL-NEW FIENDISHLY FUN ELECTRONICS PROJECTS!Spark your creativity with this wickedly inventive guide. Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, is filled with completely new, amped-up projects that will shock and amaze, such as super-big Tesla coils, lasers, plasma devices, and electrokinetics contraptions. ...

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Academic Press Library in Signal Processing: Volume 2

Academic Press Library in Signal Processing: Volume 2

By: Sergios Theodoridis; Rama Chellappa

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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This second volume of a four volume set, edited and authored by world leading experts, gives a review of the principles, methods and techniques of important and emerging research topics and technologies in communications and radar engineering. With this reference source you will: Quickly grasp a new area of research  Understand the underlying principles of a topic and its application Ascertain how a topic relates to other areas and learn of the research issues yet to be resolved Quick tutorial reviews of important and emerging topics of research in communications and...

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Optical Signal Processing

Optical Signal Processing

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Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2005

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An indispensable treatment of optical signal processing--now in a convenient paperback edition This introduction to optical signal processing offers an unparalleled look at its underlying theory and selected processing applications. Designed as both a senior-level undergraduate or first-year graduate-level textbook and a reference for professionals working in the field, Optical Signal Processing begins with a clear, methodical look at the fundamentals of optical signal processing, forming a firm foundation for a discussion of the field's ever-evolving technological breadth. Beginning...

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Optimization Techniques for Solving Complex Problems

Optimization Techniques for Solving Complex Problems

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 23-MAR-2009

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Real-world problems and modern optimization techniques to solve them Here, a team of international experts brings together core ideas for solving complex problems in optimization across a wide variety of real-world settings, including computer science, engineering, transportation, telecommunications, and bioinformatics. Part One—covers methodologies for complex problem solving including genetic programming, neural networks, genetic algorithms, hybrid evolutionary algorithms, and more. Part Two—delves into applications including DNA sequencing and reconstruction, location of antennae...

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System Requirements Analysis, 2nd Edition

System Requirements Analysis, 2nd Edition

By: Jeffrey O. Grady

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2013

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System Requirements Analysis gives the professional systems engineer the tools to set up a proper and effective analysis of the resources, schedules and parts needed to successfully undertake and complete any large, complex project. This fully revised text offers readers the methods for rationally breaking down a large project into a series of stepwise questions, enabling you to determine a schedule, establish what needs to be procured, how it should be obtained, and what the likely costs in dollars, manpower, and equipment will be to complete the project at hand. System...

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Designing SCADA Application Software

Designing SCADA Application Software

By: Stuart G McCrady

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 30-JUL-2013

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Automation systems, often referred to as SCADA systems, involve programming at several levels; these systems include computer type field controllers that monitor and control plant equipment such as conveyor systems, pumps, and user workstations that allow the user to monitor and control the equipment through color graphic displays. All of the components of these systems are integrated through a network, such as Ethernet for fast communications. This book provides a practical guide to developing the application software for all aspects of the automation system, from the field...

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Next Generation Knowledge Machines

Next Generation Knowledge Machines

By: Syed V. Ahamed

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 13-SEP-2013

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This book delivers the scientific and mathematical basis to treat and process knowledge as a quantifiable and dimensioned entity. It provides the units and measures for the value of information contained in a "body of knowledge" that can be measured, processed, enhanced, communicated and preserved. It provides a basis to evaluate the quantity of knowledge acquired by students at various levels and in different universities. The effect of time on the dynamics and flow of knowledge is tied to Internet knowledge banks and provides the basis for designing and building the next generation of...

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Academic Press Library in Signal Processing: Volume 4

Academic Press Library in Signal Processing: Volume 4

By: Sergios Theodoridis

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-SEP-2013

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This fourth volume of a four volume set, edited and authored by world leading experts, gives a review of the principles, methods and techniques of important and emerging research topics and technologies in Image, Video Processing and Analysis, Hardware,  Audio, Acoustic and Speech Processing. With this reference source you will: Quickly grasp a new area of research  Understand the underlying principles of a topic and its application Ascertain how a topic relates to other areas and learn of the research issues yet to be resolved Quick tutorial reviews of important and emerging...

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Robotics

Robotics

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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As mechanical and cybernetic technologies gain prominence and usability, robots have become ever more present in our everyday lives, with applications in education, transportation, and the workforce. Robotics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores some of the most recent developments in robotic motion, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction. The chapters in this extensive multi-volume reference source provide insight into a wide variety of applications and functional areas: from robots used in educational and medical settings to autonomous military and...

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SiGe, GaAs, and InP Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors

SiGe, GaAs, and InP Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors

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Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Publication Date: 12-APR-1999

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An up-to-date, comprehensive guide to heterojunction bipolar transistor technology. Owing to their superior performance in microwave and millimeter-wave applications, heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) have become a major force in mobile and wireless communications. This book offers an integrated treatment of SiGe, GaAs, and InP HBTs, presenting a much-needed overview of HBTs based on different materials systems-their fabrication, analysis, and testing procedures. Highly respected expert Jiann S. Yuan discusses in depth the dc and RF performance and modeling of HBT devices,...

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Reduce Your Engineering Drawing Errors

Reduce Your Engineering Drawing Errors

By: Ronald Hanifan

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2010

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Learning what the most common errors are in creating or reading engineering drawings-and then learning how to avoid them altogether-has untold benefits for all engineers, technicians and draftsmen, be they mechanical engineers, product designers, manufacturing engineers, structural engineers, machinists, or others involved the technical graphic information for component, machines and systems. Based on a reference worked developed for engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin, readers will find invaluable tips on: -- How to understand the data on a drawing -- How to avoid dimension and...

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Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 2nd Edition

Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 2nd Edition

By: Tony Chan Carusone; David A. Johns; Kenneth W. Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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The 2nd Edition of Analog Integrated Circuit Design focuses on more coverage about several types of circuits that have increased in importance in the past decade. Furthermore, the text is enhanced with material on CMOS IC device modeling, updated processing layout and expanded coverage to reflect technical innovations. CMOS devices and circuits have more influence in this edition as well as a reduced amount of text on BiCMOS and bipolar information. New chapters include topics on frequency response of analog ICs and basic theory of feedback amplifiers. ...

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Introduction to the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Method for Electromagnetics

Introduction to the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Method for Electromagnetics

By: Stephen Gedney

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 02-JAN-2011

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Introduction to the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Method for Electromagnetics provides a comprehensive tutorial of the most widely used method for solving Maxwell's equations -- the Finite Difference Time-Domain Method. This book is an essential guide for students, researchers, and professional engineers who want to gain a fundamental knowledge of the FDTD method. It can accompany an undergraduate or entry-level graduate course or be used for self-study. The book provides all the background required to either research or apply the FDTD method for the solution of Maxwell's...

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Processor Microarchitecture

Processor Microarchitecture

By: Antonio Gonzalez; Fernando Latorre

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 03-MAR-2010

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This lecture presents a study of the microarchitecture of contemporary microprocessors. The focus is on implementation aspects, with discussions on their implications in terms of performance, power, and cost of state-of-the-art designs. The lecture starts with an overview of the different types of microprocessors and a review of the microarchitecture of cache memories. Then, it describes the implementation of the fetch unit, where special emphasis is made on the required support for branch prediction. The next section is devoted to instruction decode with special focus on the particular...

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Ethics for Bioengineers

Ethics for Bioengineers

By: Monique Frize

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2011

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Increasingly, biomedical scientists and engineers are involved in projects, design, or research and development that involve humans or animals. The book presents general concepts on professionalism and the regulation of the profession of engineering, including a discussion on what is ethics and moral conduct, ethical theories and the codes of ethics that are most relevant for engineers. An ethical decision-making process is suggested. Other issues such as conflicts of interest, plagiarism, intellectual property, confidentiality, privacy, fraud, and corruption are presented. General...

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Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural, Spatial, and Social Sciences

Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural, Spatial, and Social Sciences

By: Claus-Peter Rückemann

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2012

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The 21st century has seen a number of advancements in technology, including the use of high performance computing. Computing resources are being used by the science and economy fields for data processing, simulation, and modeling. These innovations aid in the support of production, logistics, and mobility processes. Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural, Spatial, and Social Sciences covers a carefully selected spectrum of the most up to date issues, revealing the benefits, dynamism, potential, and challenges of information and computing system application scenarios and...

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Cognitive Radio and Interference Management

Cognitive Radio and Interference Management

By: Meng-Lin Ku; Jia-Chin Lin

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2012

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Broadcast spectrum is scarce, both in terms of our ability to access existing spectrum and as a result of access rules created by governments. An emerging paradigm called cognitive radio, however, has the potential to allow different systems to dynamically access and opportunistically exploit the same frequency band in an efficient way, thereby allowing broadcasters to use spectrum more efficiently. Cognitive Radio and Interference Management: Technology and Strategy brings together state-of-the-art research results on cognitive radio and interference management from both theoretical and...

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Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems

Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems

By: Donna Riley

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2011

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Energy is a basic human need; technologies for energy conversion and use are fundamental to human survival. As energy technology evolves to meet demands for development and ecological sustainability in the 21st century, engineers need to have up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet the creative challenges posed by current and future energy problems. Further, engineers need to cultivate a commitment to and passion for lifelong learning which will enable us to actively engage new developments in the field. This undergraduate textbook companion seeks to develop these capacities in...

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Communication and Agreement Abstractions for Fault-Tolerant Asynchronous Distributed Systems

Communication and Agreement Abstractions for Fault-Tolerant Asynchronous Distributed Systems

By: Michel Raynal

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2010

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Understanding distributed computing is not an easy task. This is due to the many facets of uncertainty one has to cope with and master in order to produce correct distributed software. Considering the uncertainty created by asynchrony and process crash failures in the context of message-passing systems, the book focuses on the main abstractions that one has to understand and master in order to be able to produce software with guaranteed properties. These fundamental abstractions are communication abstractions that allow the processes to communicate consistently (namely the register...

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Cooperative Task-Oriented Computing: Algorithms and Complexity

Cooperative Task-Oriented Computing: Algorithms and Complexity

By: Chryssis Georgiou; Alexander Shvartsman

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2011

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Cooperative network supercomputing is becoming increasingly popular for harnessing the power of the global Internet computing platform. A typical Internet supercomputer consists of a master computer or server and a large number of computers called workers, performing computation on behalf of the master. Despite the simplicity and benefits of a single master approach, as the scale of such computing environments grows, it becomes unrealistic to assume the existence of the infallible master that is able to coordinate the activities of multitudes of workers. Large-scale distributed systems...