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Mechanical Design for the Stage

Mechanical Design for the Stage

By: Alan Hendrickson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 18-SEP-2007

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Scenic effects involving rotating turntables, tracking stage wagons, and the vertical movement of curtains and painted drops have become common in both Broadway and Regional theatre productions. The machines that drive these effects range from small pneumatic cylinders pushing loads of a few pounds an inch or two, to 40 horsepower winches running multi-ton scenery at speeds 6 feet per second or more. Usually this machinery is designed by theatre technicians specifically for a particular show's effect. Compared to general industry, this design process is short, often only a few days long,...

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Embedded Systems Circuits and Programming

Embedded Systems Circuits and Programming

By: Julio Sanchez; Maria Canton

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2012

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A practical tutorial on microcontroller programming and the basics of embedded design, this book presents development tools and resources for implementing general-purpose embedded systems. It covers standard and off-the-shelf components, the implementation of circuit prototypes via breadboards, the in-house fabrication of test-time PCBs, electronic design programs and software utilities for creating PCBs, sample circuits that can be used as part of the targeted embedded system, and the selection and programming of microcontrollers in the circuit. Software and other materials are available...

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Elements of Automata Theory

Elements of Automata Theory

By: Jacques Sakarovitch; Reuben Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2009

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Automata theory lies at the foundation of computer science, and is vital to a theoretical understanding of how computers work and what constitutes formal methods. This treatise gives a rigorous account of the topic and illuminates its real meaning by looking at the subject in a variety of ways. The first part of the book is organised around notions of rationality and recognisability. The second part deals with relations between words realised by finite automata, which not only exemplifies the automata theory but also illustrates the variety of its methods and its fields of application....

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Communication Networks

Communication Networks

By: R. Srikant; Lei Ying

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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Provides a modern mathematical approach to the design of communication networks for graduate students, blending control, optimization, and stochastic network theories. A broad range of performance analysis tools are discussed, including important advanced topics that have been made accessible to students for the first time. Taking a top-down approach to network protocol design, the authors begin with the deterministic model and progress to more sophisticated models. Network algorithms and protocols are tied closely to the theory, illustrating the practical engineering applications of each...

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Parallel Computer Organization and Design

Parallel Computer Organization and Design

By: Michel Dubois; Murali Annavaram; Per Stenström

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-AUG-2012

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Teaching fundamental design concepts and the challenges of emerging technology, this textbook prepares students for a career designing the computer systems of the future. In-depth coverage of complexity, power, reliability and performance, coupled with treatment of parallelism at all levels, including ILP and TLP, provides the state-of-the-art training that students need. The whole gamut of parallel architecture design options is explained, from core microarchitecture to chip multiprocessors to large-scale multiprocessor systems. All the chapters are self-contained, yet concise enough that...

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Smart Structures Theory

Smart Structures Theory

By: Inderjit Chopra; Jayant Sirohi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The twenty-first century could be called the 'Multifunctional Materials Age'. The inspiration for multifunctional materials comes from nature, and therefore these are often referred to as bio-inspired materials. Bio-inspired materials encompass smart materials and structures, multifunctional materials and nano-structured materials. This is a dawn of revolutionary materials that may provide a 'quantum jump' in performance and multi-capability. This book focuses on smart materials, structures and systems, which are also referred to as intelligent, adaptive, active, sensory and metamorphic....

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Colloidal Quantum Dot Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics

Colloidal Quantum Dot Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics

By: Gerasimos Konstantatos; Edward H. Sargent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Capturing the most up-to-date research in colloidal quantum dot (CQD) devices, this book is written in an accessible style by the world's leading experts. The application of CQDs in solar cells, photodetectors and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has developed rapidly over recent years, promising to transform the future of clean energy, communications, and displays. This complete guide to the field provides researchers, students and practitioners alike with everything they need to understand these developments and begin contributing to future applications. Introductory chapters summarise the...

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An Introduction to Mechanics, Second Edition

An Introduction to Mechanics, Second Edition

By: Daniel Kleppner; Robert Kolenkow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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For 40 years, Kleppner and Kolenkow's classic text has introduced students to the principles of mechanics. Now brought up to date, this revised and improved second edition is ideal for classical mechanics courses for first- and second-year undergraduates with foundation skills in mathematics. The book retains all the features of the first edition, including numerous worked examples, challenging problems and extensive illustrations, and has been restructured to improve the flow of ideas. It now features new examples taken from recent developments, such as laser slowing of atoms, exoplanets...

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Analysis of Aircraft Structures, Second Edition

Analysis of Aircraft Structures, Second Edition

By: Bruce K. Donaldson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2008

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As with the first edition, this textbook provides a clear introduction to the fundamental theory of structural analysis as applied to vehicular structures such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles and ships. The emphasis is on the application of fundamental concepts of structural analysis that are employed in everyday engineering practice. All approximations are accompanied by a full explanation of their validity. In this new edition, more topics, figures, examples and exercises have been added. There is also a greater emphasis on the finite element method of analysis. Clarity remains the...

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Mechanics of Solids and Materials

Mechanics of Solids and Materials

By: Robert Asaro; Vlado Lubarda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2006

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Mechanics of Solids and Materials intends to provide a modern and integrated treatment of the foundations of solid mechanics as applied to the mathematical description of material behavior. The 2006 book blends both innovative (large strain, strain rate, temperature, time dependent deformation and localized plastic deformation in crystalline solids, deformation of biological networks) and traditional (elastic theory of torsion, elastic beam and plate theories, contact mechanics) topics in a coherent theoretical framework. The extensive use of transform methods to generate solutions makes...

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Fundamentals of Engineering Plasticity

Fundamentals of Engineering Plasticity

By: William F.,Hosford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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William Hosford's book is ideal for those involved in designing sheet metal forming processes. Knowledge of plasticity is essential for the computer simulation of metal forming processes and understanding the advances in plasticity theory is key to formulating sound analyses. The author makes the subject simple by avoiding notations used by specialists in mechanics. R. Hill's authoritative book, Mathematical Theory of Plasticity (1950), presented a comprehensive treatment of continuum plasticity theory up to that time; much of the treatment in this book covers the same ground, but focuses...

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Speech Enhancement

Speech Enhancement

By: Jacob Benesty; Jesper Rindom Jensen; Mads Graesboll Christensen; Jingdong Chen

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 04-JAN-2014

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Speech enhancement is a classical problem in signal processing, yet still largely unsolved. Two of the conventional approaches for solving this problem are linear filtering, like the classical Wiener filter, and subspace methods. These approaches have traditionally been treated as different classes of methods and have been introduced in somewhat different contexts. Linear filtering methods originate in stochastic processes, while subspace methods have largely been based on developments in numerical linear algebra and matrix approximation theory. This book bridges the gap between these...

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Embedded Signal Processing with the Micro Signal Architecture

Embedded Signal Processing with the Micro Signal Architecture

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2007

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This is a real-time digital signal processing textbook using the latest embedded Blackfin processor Analog Devices, Inc (ADI). 20% of the text is dedicated to general real-time signal processing principles. The remaining text provides an overview of the Blackfin processor, its programming, applications, and hands-on exercises for users. With all the practical examples given to expedite the learning development of Blackfin processors, the textbook doubles as a ready-to-use user's guide. The book is based on a step-by-step approach in which readers are first introduced to the DSP systems and...

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Handbook of Compressible Aerodynamics

Handbook of Compressible Aerodynamics

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 23-AUG-2010

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This book is dedicated to compressible aerodynamic flows in the context of the inviscid fluid hypothesis. Each chapter offers a simple theoretical presentation followed by an overview of practical calculation methods based on recent results, in order to make theoretical understanding easier and present current applications. Chapters 1 through 8 introduce the fundamental principles of theoretical aerodynamics and continue with vital reminders for understanding the discussions in the following chapters. Chapters 9 through 17 present the theory of steady unidimensional flows and breach...

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Information Theory and Rate Distortion Theory for Communications and Compression

Information Theory and Rate Distortion Theory for Communications and Compression

By: Jerry Gibson

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

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This book is very specifically targeted to problems in communications and compression by providing the fundamental principles and results in information theory and rate distortion theory for these applications and presenting methods that have proved and will prove useful in analyzing and designing real systems. The chapters contain treatments of entropy, mutual information, lossless source coding, channel capacity, and rate distortion theory; however, it is the selection, ordering, and presentation of the topics within these broad categories that is unique to this concise book. While the...

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Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications

By: Michael J. McGrath; Cliodhna Ní Scanaill

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing. It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains. The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book guides the reader from the formulation of the research question,...

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A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 4th Edition

A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 4th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-MAY-2013

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The fourth edition of A Guide to Writing as an Engineer updates Beer and McMurrey's popular book on communication and technical writing for engineers. Used predominantly in freshmen engineering survey courses, the text is also applicable for specific courses on engineering writing or technical communication later in the curriculum. A Guide to Writing as an Engineer deals with a variety of topics ranging from important writing concepts that apply to professional engineers, to content, organization, format and style of various kinds of engineering writing. The book also covers oral...

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Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition

Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition

By: Joel R. Fried

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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The Definitive Guide to Polymer Principles, Properties, Synthesis, Applications, and Simulations Now fully revised, Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition, systematically reviews the field’s current state and emerging advances. Leading polymer specialist Joel R. Fried offers modern coverage of both processing principles and applications in multiple industries, including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics. This edition’s new and expanded coverage ranges from advanced synthesis to the latest drug delivery applications. New topics include controlled radical...

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Reasoning with Probabilistic and Deterministic Graphical Models

Reasoning with Probabilistic and Deterministic Graphical Models

By: Rina Dechter

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

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Graphical models (e.g., Bayesian and constraint networks, influence diagrams, and Markov decision processes) have become a central paradigm for knowledge representation and reasoning in both artificial intelligence and computer science in general. These models are used to perform many reasoning tasks, such as scheduling, planning and learning, diagnosis and prediction, design, hardware and software verification, and bioinformatics. These problems can be stated as the formal tasks of constraint satisfaction and satisfiability, combinatorial optimization, and probabilistic inference. It is well...

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Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems for Safety and Security

Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems for Safety and Security

By: Michael Yastrebenetsky; Vyacheslav Kharchenko

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Accidents and natural disasters involving nuclear power plants such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and the recent meltdown at Fukushima are rare, but their effects are devastating enough to warrant increased vigilance in addressing safety concerns. Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems for Safety and Security evaluates the risks inherent to nuclear power and methods of preventing accidents through computer control systems and other such emerging technologies. Students and scholars as well as operators and designers will find useful insight into the latest security...