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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

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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; Dan 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. ...

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Using Technology Tools to Innovate Assessment, Reporting, and Teaching Practices in Engineering Education

Using Technology Tools to Innovate Assessment, Reporting, and Teaching Practices in Engineering Education

By: Firoz Alam

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Many can now conclude that utilizing educational technologies can be considered the primary tools to inspire students to learn. Combining these technologies with the best teaching and learning practices can engage in creativity and imagination in the engineering field. Using Technology Tools to Innovate Assessment, Reporting, and Teaching Practices in Engineering Education highlights the lack of understanding of teaching and learning with technology in higher education engineering programs while emphasizing the important use of this technology. This book aims to be essential for professors,...

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Web-Based Engineering Education

Web-Based Engineering Education

By: Donna Russell; A.K. Haghi

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2010

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Rapid advances in computer technology and the internet have created new opportunities for delivering instruction and revolutionizing the learning environment. This development has been accelerated by the significant reduction in cost of the Internet infrastructure and the easy accessibility of the World-Wide-Web. Web-Based Engineering Education: Critical Design and Effective Tools evaluates the usefulness of advanced learning systems in delivering instructions in a virtual academic environment for different engineering sectors. This reference source aims at providing a deep probe into the...

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Quantum Computing and Communications: An Engineering Approach

Quantum Computing and Communications: An Engineering Approach

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-JAN-2005

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Quantum computers will revolutionize the way telecommunications networks function. Quantum computing holds the promise of solving problems that would be intractable with conventional computers by implementing principles from quantum physics in the development of computer hardware, software and communications equipment. Quantum-assisted computing will be the first step towards full quantum systems, and will cause immense disruption of our traditional networks. The world's biggest manufacturers are investing large amounts of resources to develop crucial quantum-assisted circuits and...

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Adaptive Signal Processing: Next Generation Solutions

Adaptive Signal Processing: Next Generation Solutions

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 22-MAR-2010

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Leading experts present the latest research results in adaptive signal processing Recent developments in signal processing have made it clear that significant performance gains can be achieved beyond those achievable using standard adaptive filtering approaches. Adaptive Signal Processing presents the next generation of algorithms that will produce these desired results, with an emphasis on important applications and theoretical advancements. This highly unique resource brings together leading authorities in the field writing on the key topics of significance, each at the cutting edge of...

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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition

By: Richard Cadena

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

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The application of electricity for the theatre or a concert stage is not the same as for a residence or commercial building. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician &amp; Technician provides you with the fundamentals of theory of electricity as well as the latest guidelines and tips for how to stay safe, current and meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer this reference supports practicing technicians and provides new technicians the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment...

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X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science

X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science

By: Jenő Gubicza

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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X-ray line profile analysis is an effective and non-destructive method for the characterization of the microstructure in crystalline materials. Supporting research in the area of x-ray line profile analysis is necessary in promoting further developments in this field. X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science aims to synthesize the existing knowledge of the theory, methodology, and applications of x-ray line profile analysis in real-world settings. This publication presents both the theoretical background and practical implementation of x-ray line profile analysis and serves as a...

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Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology

By: Alfredo Aguilera; J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Wood material has acquired great importance due to its short supply and increasing environmental awareness amongst users and manufacturers. However, its use as an engineering material requires consistent research developments in order to provide accurate responses to industrial processing problems. Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology examines the latest research advances and technological developments for wood material as an engineering product and the innovation it provides for environmentally-friendly materials. This reference source is essential for academics,...

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Advances and Applications in Model-Driven Engineering

Advances and Applications in Model-Driven Engineering

By: Vicente Díaz; Juan Lovelle; B. García-Bustelo; Oscar Martinez

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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As organizations and research institutions continue to emphasize model-driven engineering (MDE) as a first-class approach in the software development process of complex systems, the utilization of software in multiple domains and professional networks is becoming increasingly vital. Advances and Applications in Model-Driven Engineering explores this relatively new approach in software development that can increase the level of abstraction of development of tasks. This publication covers the issues of bridging the gaps between various disciplines within software engineering and computer...