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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

Insert Date: 07-FEB-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 & 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

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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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

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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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...

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Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis

Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis

By: Hwee Lim; Fay Sudweeks

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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With the advent of new media and Web 2.0 technologies, language and discourse have taken on new meaning, and the implications of this evolution on the nature of interpersonal communication must be addressed. Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis highlights research, applications, frameworks, and theories of online communication to explore recent advances in the manipulation and shaping of meaning in electronic discourse. This essential research collection will appeal to academic, research, and professional audiences engaged in the design, development, and...

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Marine Technology and Sustainable Development

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development

By: Oladokun Olanrewaju; Abdul Hamid Saharuddin; Ab Saman Ab Kader; Wan Mohd Norsani Wan Nik

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, making maritime influences an important consideration in evaluating modern global economic systems. Therefore, the efficient design, operation, and management of maritime systems are important for sustainable marine technology development and green innovation. Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations examines theoretical frameworks and empirical research in the maritime industry, evaluating new technologies, methodologies, and practices against a backdrop of sustainability. This critical reference encourages the...

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Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications

By: Andrea Goldsmith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2005

Insert Date: 25-JAN-2014

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Wireless technology is a truly revolutionary paradigm shift, enabling multimedia communications between people and devices from any location. It also underpins exciting applications such as sensor networks, smart homes, telemedicine, and automated highways. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory, design techniques and analytical tools of wireless communications, focusing primarily on the core principles of wireless system design. The book begins with an overview of wireless systems and standards. The characteristics of the wireless channel are then...

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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

Insert Date: 24-JAN-2014

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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

Insert Date: 23-JAN-2014

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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...