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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

By: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 03-NOV-2011

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Photovoltaic system design is both an art and a science. Good design requires the integration of many different forms of knowledge, including physics, aesthetics, business acumen, engineering, and architecture. It also requires a systems approach that combines and assimilates different technologies and structures. Good design is accomplished when art meets science to achieve higher-performance and more-efficient and effective systems. Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design provides readers with the knowledge they need to design high-performance PV systems. The text takes a systematic...

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Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

By: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2011

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The solar energy industry is growing and so is the demand for skilled and certified photovoltaic professionals. The NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam ensures and reinforces that the professional has attained the basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of PV system design, installation, and operation. Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam provides students with the information they need to successfully pass the exam. The organization of the text parallels that of the major exam sections and includes the essential concepts and principles that are covered on the exam. Review Guide for...

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Mobile Networks Architecture

Mobile Networks Architecture

By: Andre Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 13-FEB-2012

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This book explains the evolutions of architecture for mobiles and summarizes the different technologies: - 2G: the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network and the EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) evolution; - 3G: the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network and the HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) evolutions: - HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), - HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), - HSPA+; - 4G: the EPS (Evolved Packet System) network. The telephone service and data transmission are the...

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Wireless Optical Telecommunications

Wireless Optical Telecommunications

By: Olivier Bouchet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-MAY-2012

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Wireless optical communication refers to communication based on the unguided propagation of optical waves. The past 30 years have seen significant improvements in this technique - a wireless communication solution for the current millennium - that offers an alternative to radio systems; a technique that could gain attractiveness due to recent concerns regarding the potential effects of radiofrequency waves on human health. The aim of this book is to look at the free space optics that are already used for the exchange of current information; its many benefits, such as incorporating...

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Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecoms Networks

Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecoms Networks

By: Laurent Decreusefond; Pascal Moyal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-APR-2012

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This book addresses the stochastic modeling of telecommunication networks, introducing the main mathematical tools for that purpose, such as Markov processes, real and spatial point processes and stochastic recursions, and presenting a wide list of results on stability, performances and comparison of systems. The authors propose a comprehensive mathematical construction of the foundations of stochastic network theory: Markov chains, continuous time Markov chains are extensively studied using an original martingale-based approach. A complete presentation of stochastic recursions from an...

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Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research

Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research

By: Aditya Johri; Barbara M. Olds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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The Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research is the critical reference source for the growing field of engineering education research, featuring the work of world luminaries writing to define and inform this emerging field. The Handbook draws extensively on contemporary research in the learning sciences, examining how technology affects learners and learning environments, and the role of social context in learning. Since a landmark issue of the Journal of Engineering Education (2005), in which senior scholars argued for a stronger theoretical and empirically driven agenda,...

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Vibration of Mechanical Systems

Vibration of Mechanical Systems

By: Alok Sinha

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2010

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In this textbook all the basic concepts in mechanical vibrations are clearly identified and presented in a concise and simple manner with illustrative and practical examples. Vibration concepts include a review of selected topics in mechanics; a description of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems in terms of equivalent mass, equivalent stiffness, and equivalent damping; a unified treatment of various forced response problems (base excitation and rotating balance); an introduction to systems thinking, highlighting the fact that SDOF analysis is a building block for...

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Reporting Results

Reporting Results

By: David C. van Aken; William F. Hosford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2008

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This brief 2008 guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively. The focus is on the most common communication forms, including laboratory reports, research articles, and oral presentations, and on common issues that arise in classroom and professional practice. This book will be especially useful to students in a first chemistry or physics laboratory course. Advanced courses will often use the same formatting as required for submission to technical journals or for technical report...

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Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects

Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects

By: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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Create amazing robotic projects on a shoestring budget Make your projects talk and understand speech with Raspberry Pi Use standard webcam to make your projects see and enhance vision capabilities Full of simple, easy-to-understand instructions to bring your Raspberry Pi online for developing robotics projects In Detail Robotics development is accelerating, and an amazing array of new hardware and software capabilities are available to anyone with an interest in the area. Robots will soon be a part of our everyday life, and it will soon be as important to know how they...

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Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3, Third Edition

Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python 3, Third Edition

By: Jaan Kiusalaas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2013

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This book is an introduction to numerical methods for students in engineering. It covers solution of equations, interpolation and data fitting, solution of differential equations, eigenvalue problems and optimisation. The algorithms are implemented in Python 3, a high-level programming language that rivals MATLAB® in readability and ease of use. All methods include programs showing how the computer code is utilised in the solution of problems. The book is based on Numerical Methods in Engineering with Python, which used Python 2. This new edition demonstrates the use of Python 3 and...

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Plasmonic Nanoelectronics and Sensing

Plasmonic Nanoelectronics and Sensing

By: Er-Ping Li; Hong-Son Chu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Plasmonic nanostructures provide new ways of manipulating the flow of light with nanostructures and nanoparticles exhibiting optical properties never before seen in the macro-world. Covering plasmonic technology from fundamental theory to real world applications, this work provides a comprehensive overview of the field. • Discusses the fundamental theory of plasmonics, enabling a deeper understanding of plasmonic technology • Details numerical methods for modeling, design and optimization of plasmonic nanostructures • Includes step-by-step design guidelines for active and passive...

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Large MIMO Systems

Large MIMO Systems

By: A. Chockalingam; B. Sundar Rajan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Large MIMO systems, with tens to hundreds of antennas, are a promising emerging communication technology. This book provides a unique overview of this technology, covering the opportunities, engineering challenges, solutions, and state-of-the-art of large MIMO test beds. There is in-depth coverage of algorithms for large MIMO signal processing, based on meta-heuristics, belief propagation and Monte Carlo sampling techniques, and suited for large MIMO signal detection, precoding, and LDPC code designs. The book also covers the training requirement and channel estimation approaches in...

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Tractability

Tractability

By: Lucas Bordeaux; Youssef Hamadi; Pushmeet Kohli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Classical computer science textbooks tell us that some problems are 'hard'. Yet many areas, from machine learning and computer vision, to theorem proving and software verification, have defined their own set of tools for effectively solving complex problems. Tractability provides an overview of these different techniques, and of the fundamental concepts and properties used to tame intractability. This book will help you understand what to do when facing a hard computational problem. Can the problem be modelled by convex, or submodular functions? Will the instances arising in practice be of...

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Introduction to MIMO Communications

Introduction to MIMO Communications

By: Jerry R. Hampton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2013

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This accessible, self-contained guide contains everything you need to get up to speed on the theory and implementation of MIMO techniques. In-depth coverage of topics such as RF propagation, space-time coding, spatial multiplexing, OFDM in MIMO for broadband applications, the theoretical MIMO capacity formula and channel estimation will give you a deep understanding of how the results are obtained, while detailed descriptions of how MIMO is implemented in commercial WiFi and LTE networks will help you apply the theory to practical wireless systems. Key concepts in matrix mathematics and...

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Mobile Wireless Communications

Mobile Wireless Communications

By: Mischa Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2004

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Wireless communication has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, from global cellular telephone systems to local and even personal-area networks. This 2004 book provides a tutorial introduction to digital mobile wireless networks, illustrating theoretical underpinnings with a wide range of real-world examples. The book begins with a review of propagation phenomena, and goes on to examine channel allocation, modulation techniques, multiple access schemes, and coding techniques. GSM and IS-95 systems are reviewed and 2.5G and 3G packet-switched systems are discussed in detail. Performance...

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Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking

Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking

By: Erchin Serpedin; Thomas Chen; Dinesh Rajan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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This text describes mathematical concepts and results important in the design, analysis, and optimization of signal processing algorithms, modern communication systems, and networks. It offers a comprehensive overview of methods and applications from linear algebra, numerical analysis, statistics, probability, stochastic processes, and optimization. The book presents the necessary prerequisites and includes examples, homework problems, and references in each chapter. Teaching materials are accessible on the book’s webpage and a solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption....

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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, 5th Edition

Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, 5th Edition

By: Brian Hahn; Daniel Valentine

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 09-JAN-2013

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The fifth edition of Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists provides a concise,  balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas. This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an engineering...

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XML in Scientific Computing

XML in Scientific Computing

By: Constantine Pozrikidis

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 17-SEP-2012

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This book introduces XML to scientists and engineers in a way that illustrates the similarities and differences with traditional programming languages and suggests new ways of saving and sharing the results of scientific calculations. The author discusses XML in the context of scientific computing, demonstrates how XSL can be used to perform various calculations, and explains how to create and navigate through XML documents using traditional languages such as Fortran, C++, and MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>. A suite of computer programs are available on the author’s website. ...

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Advances in Computers

Advances in Computers

By: Ali Hurson

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-JAN-2014

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Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of significant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field. In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology Well-known authors and researchers in the field Extensive...

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Quotient Space Based Problem Solving

Quotient Space Based Problem Solving

By: Ling Zhang; Bo Zhang

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Quotient Space Based Problem Solving provides an in-depth treatment of hierarchical problem solving, computational complexity, and the principles and applications of multi-granular computing, including inference, information fusing, planning, and heuristic search. Explains the theory of hierarchical problem solving, its computational complexity, and discusses the principle and applications of multi-granular computing Describes a human-like, theoretical framework using quotient space theory, that will be of interest to researchers in artificial intelligence. ...