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Markov Chains and Dependability Theory

Markov Chains and Dependability Theory

By: Gerardo Rubino; Bruno Sericola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Dependability metrics are omnipresent in every engineering field, from simple ones through to more complex measures combining performance and dependability aspects of systems. This book presents the mathematical basis of the analysis of these metrics in the most used framework, Markov models, describing both basic results and specialised techniques. The authors first present both discrete and continuous time Markov chains before focusing on dependability measures, which necessitate the study of Markov chains on a subset of states representing different user satisfaction levels for the...

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Introduction to Nanofiber Materials

Introduction to Nanofiber Materials

By: Frank K. Ko; Yuqin Wan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Presenting the latest coverage of the fundamentals and applications of nanofibrous materials and their structures for graduate students and researchers, this book bridges the communication gap between fiber technologists and materials scientists and engineers. Featuring intensive coverage of electroactive, bioactive and structural nanofibers, it provides a comprehensive collection of processing conditions for electrospinning and includes recent advances in nanoparticle-/nanotube-based nanofibers. The book also covers mechanical properties of fibers and fibrous assemblies, as well as...

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Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces

By: Gerald H. Meier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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An accessible yet rigorous discussion of the thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces, bridging the gap between textbooks and advanced literature by delivering a comprehensive guide without an overwhelming amount of mathematics. The book begins with a review of the relevant aspects of the thermodynamics of bulk systems, followed by a description of the thermodynamic variables for surfaces and interfaces. Important surface phenomena are detailed, including wetting, crystalline systems (including grain boundaries), interfaces between different phases, curved interfaces (capillarity),...

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Bayesian Probability Theory

Bayesian Probability Theory

By: Wolfgang von der Linden; Volker Dose; Udo von Toussaint

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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From the basics to the forefront of modern research, this book presents all aspects of probability theory, statistics and data analysis from a Bayesian perspective for physicists and engineers. The book presents the roots, applications and numerical implementation of probability theory, and covers advanced topics such as maximum entropy distributions, stochastic processes, parameter estimation, model selection, hypothesis testing and experimental design. In addition, it explores state-of-the art numerical techniques required to solve demanding real-world problems. The book is ideal for...

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Adhesive Particle Flows

Adhesive Particle Flows

By: Jeffery S. Marshall; Shuiqing Li

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Offering a comprehensive treatment of adhesive particle flows, this book adopts a particle-level approach oriented toward directly simulating the various fluid, electric field, collision, and adhesion forces and torques acting on the particles, within the framework of a discrete-element model. It is ideal for professionals and graduate students working in engineering and atmospheric and condensed matter physics, materials science, environmental science, and other disciplines where particulate flows have a significant role. The presentation is applicable to a wide range of flow fields,...

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Fundamentals and Applications of Micro and Nanofibers

Fundamentals and Applications of Micro and Nanofibers

By: Alexander L. Yarin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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A comprehensive exposition of micro and nanofiber forming, this text provides a unified framework of all these processes (melt and solution blowing, electrospinning, and so on) and describes their foundations, development and applications. It provides an up-to-date, in-depth physical and mathematical treatment, and discusses a wide variety of applications in different fields, including nonwovens, energy, healthcare and the military. It further highlights the challenges and outstanding issues from an interdisciplinary perspective of science and technology, incorporating both fundamentals...

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Essentials of Digital Signal Processing

Essentials of Digital Signal Processing

By: Bhagawandas P. Lathi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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This textbook offers a fresh approach to digital signal processing (DSP) that combines heuristic reasoning and physical appreciation with sound mathematical methods to illuminate DSP concepts and practices. It uses metaphors, analogies and creative explanations, along with examples and exercises to provide deep and intuitive insights into DSP concepts. Practical DSP requires hybrid systems including both discrete- and continuous-time components. This book follows a holistic approach and presents discrete-time processing as a seamless continuation of continuous-time signals and systems,...

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Numerical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Numerical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

By: G. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Striking a balance between theory and practice, this graduate-level text is perfect for students in the applied sciences. The author provides a clear introduction to the classical methods, how they work and why they sometimes fail. Crucially, he also demonstrates how these simple and classical techniques can be combined to address difficult problems. Many worked examples and sample programs are provided to help the reader make practical use of the subject material. Further mathematical background, if required, is summarized in an appendix. Topics covered include classical methods for...

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Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems

Natural Language Generation in Interactive Systems

By: Amanda Stent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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An informative and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in natural language generation (NLG) for interactive systems, this guide serves to introduce graduate students and new researchers to the field of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, while inspiring them with ideas for future research. Detailing the techniques and challenges of NLG for interactive applications, it focuses on the research into systems that model collaborativity and uncertainty, are capable of being scaled incrementally, and can engage with the user effectively. A range of real-world case...

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Introduction to the Network Approximation Method for Materials Modeling

Introduction to the Network Approximation Method for Materials Modeling

By: Leonid Berlyand; Alexander G. Kolpakov; Alexei Novikov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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In recent years the traditional subject of continuum mechanics has grown rapidly and many new techniques have emerged. This text provides a rigorous, yet accessible introduction to the basic concepts of the network approximation method and provides a unified approach for solving a wide variety of applied problems. As a unifying theme, the authors discuss in detail the transport problem in a system of bodies. They solve the problem of closely placed bodies using the new method of network approximation for PDE with discontinuous coefficients, developed in the 2000s by applied mathematicians...

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Building Scientific Apparatus, Fourth Edition

Building Scientific Apparatus, Fourth Edition

By: John H. Moore Christopher C. Davis Michael A. Coplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2009

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Unrivalled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Covering the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, high-pressure apparatus, and updated engineering specifications, as well as 400 figures and tables, have been added to this edition. Data on the properties of materials...

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Detection and Estimation for Communication and Radar Systems

Detection and Estimation for Communication and Radar Systems

By: Kung Yao; Flavio Lorenzelli; Chiao-En Chen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2013

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Covering the fundamentals of detection and estimation theory, this systematic guide describes statistical tools that can be used to analyze, design, implement and optimize real-world systems. Detailed derivations of the various statistical methods are provided, ensuring a deeper understanding of the basics. Packed with practical insights, it uses extensive examples from communication, telecommunication and radar engineering to illustrate how theoretical results are derived and applied in practice. A unique blend of theory and applications and over 80 analytical and computational...

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Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Second Edition

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Second Edition

By: Marc André Meyers; Krishan Kumar Chawla

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2008

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A balanced mechanics-materials approach and coverage of the latest developments in biomaterials and electronic materials, the new edition of this popular text is the most thorough and modern book available for upper-level undergraduate courses on the mechanical behavior of materials. To ensure that the student gains a thorough understanding the authors present the fundamental mechanisms that operate at micro- and nano-meter level across a wide-range of materials, in a way that is mathematically simple and requires no extensive knowledge of materials. This integrated approach provides a...

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Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission

Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission

By: Richard E. Blahut

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2003

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The need to transmit and store massive amounts of data reliably and without error is a vital part of modern communications systems. Error-correcting codes play a fundamental role in minimising data corruption caused by defects such as noise, interference, crosstalk and packet loss. This book provides an accessible introduction to the basic elements of algebraic codes, and discusses their use in a variety of applications. The author describes a range of important coding techniques, including Reed-Solomon codes, BCH codes, trellis codes, and turbocodes. Throughout the book, mathematical...

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Modeling Drying Processes

Modeling Drying Processes

By: Xiao Dong Chen; Aditya Putranto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

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This comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-art and the ideas behind the reaction engineering approach (REA) to drying processes is an ideal resource for researchers, academics and industry practitioners. Starting with the formulation, modelling and applications of the lumped-REA, it goes on to detail the use of the REA to describe local evaporation and condensation, and its coupling with equations of conservation of heat and mass transfer, called the spatial-REA, to model non-equilibrium multiphase drying. Finally, it summarises other established drying models, discussing their...

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Modern Small Antennas

Modern Small Antennas

By: Kyohei Fujimoto; Hisashi Morishita

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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If you are involved in designing and developing small antennas, this complete, cutting-edge guide covers everything you need to know. From fundamentals and basic theory to design optimization, evaluation, measurements and simulation techniques, all the essential information is included. You will also get many practical examples from a range of wireless systems, whilst a glossary is provided to bring you up to speed on the latest terminology. A wide variety of small antennas is covered, and design and practice steps are described for each type: electrically small, functionally small,...

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Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, Fourth Edition

Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, Fourth Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2013

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Dym, Little and Orwin's successful client-driven, team-based approach to engineering design gets students actively involved with conceptual design methods and project management tools. The book helps students acquire design skills as they experience the activity of design by doing design projects. It is equally suitable for use in project-based first-year courses, formal engineering design courses, and capstone project courses. ...

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Make: Rockets

Make: Rockets

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Publisher: Maker Media, Inc

Publication Date: 12-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 15-JUL-2014

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This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience.Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be...

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Getting Started with Sensors

Getting Started with Sensors

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Publisher: Maker Media, Inc

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2014

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To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects.But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show...

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Data Mining and Analysis in the Engineering Field

Data Mining and Analysis in the Engineering Field

By: Vishal Bhatnagar

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Particularly in the fields of software engineering, virtual reality, and computer science, data mining techniques play a critical role in the success of a variety of projects and endeavors. Understanding the available tools and emerging trends in this field is an important consideration for any organization. Data Mining and Analysis in the Engineering Field explores current research in data mining, including the important trends and patterns and their impact in fields such as software engineering. With a focus on modern techniques as well as past experiences, this vital reference work will be...