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Structural Engineering for Architects

Structural Engineering for Architects

By: Peter Evans; William McLean; Peter Silver

Publisher: Laurence King

Publication Date: 18-FEB-2014

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This book provides an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures. It aids the development of an intuitive understanding of structural engineering, bringing together technical and design issues. The book is divided into four sections: "Structures in nature" looks at structural principles found in natural objects. "Theory" covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. "Structural prototypes" includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by...

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Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors

Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors

By: Tom Francke; Vladimir Peskov

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Study of nature and the world around us has been a primary motivation for scientists and researchers for centuries. Advanced methods in the study of elementary particles have led to even greater discoveries in recent years. Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors focuses on the analysis and use of various gas detection systems, providing a detailed description of some of the most commonly used gas detectors and the science behind them. From early detectors to modern tools and techniques, this book will be of particular use to practitioners and researchers...

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Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies

Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies

By: Ramona Trestian; Gabriel-Miro Muntean

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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In the ever-evolving telecommunication industry, technological improvements alone are not able to keep up with the significant growth of mobile broadband traffic. As such, new research on communications networks is necessary to keep up with rising demand. Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies addresses the problems of broadband, broadcast, and cellular coexistence, including the increasing number of advanced mobile users and their bandwidth demands. This book will serve as a link between academia and industry, serving students, researchers, and industry...

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UHF RFID Technologies for Identification and Traceability

UHF RFID Technologies for Identification and Traceability

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an electronic tagging technology that allows an object, place or person to be automatically identified at a distance without a direct line-of-sight using a radio wave exchange. Applications include inventory tracking, prescription medication tracking and authentication, secure automobile keys, and access control for secure facilities. This book begins with an overview of UHF RFID challenges describing the applications, markets, trades and basic technologies. It follows this by highlighting the main features distinguishing UHF (860MHz-960MHz)...

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Power System Monitoring and Control

Power System Monitoring and Control

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2014

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Power System Monitoring and Control presents a comprehensive overview of the basic principles and key technologies for the monitoring, protection, and control of contemporary wide-area power systems. Provides an updated and comprehensive reference for researcher and engineers working on wide-area power system monitoring and control (PSMC) Links fundamental concepts of PSMC, advanced metering and control theory/techniques, and practical engineering considerations Covers PSMC problem understanding, design, practical aspects, and timely topics such as smart/microgrid control and...

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Semantics in Mobile Sensing

Semantics in Mobile Sensing

By: Zhixian Yan; Dipanjan Chakraborty

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The dramatic progress of smartphone technologies has ushered in a new era of mobile sensing, where traditional wearable on-body sensors are being rapidly superseded by various embedded sensors in our smartphones. For example, a typical smartphone today, has at the very least a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, triaxial accelerometer, and gyroscope. Alongside, new accessories are emerging such as proximity, magnetometer, barometer, temperature, and pressure sensors. Even the default microphone can act as an acoustic sensor to track noise exposure for example. These sensors act as a "lens" to understand...

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Partial Update Least-Square Adaptive Filtering

Partial Update Least-Square Adaptive Filtering

By: Bei Xie; Tamal Bose

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Adaptive filters play an important role in the fields related to digital signal processing and communication, such as system identification, noise cancellation, channel equalization, and beamforming. In practical applications, the computational complexity of an adaptive filter is an important consideration. The Least Mean Square (LMS) algorithm is widely used because of its low computational complexity ($O(N)$) and simplicity in implementation. The least squares algorithms, such as Recursive Least Squares (RLS), Conjugate Gradient (CG), and Euclidean Direction Search (EDS), can converge...

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Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing TI MSP430

Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing TI MSP430

By: Steven Barrett; Daniel Pack

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 02-MAR-2011

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This book provides a thorough introduction to the Texas Instruments MPS430 microcontroller. The MPS430 is a 16-bit reduced instruction set (RISC) processor that features ultra low power consumption and integrated digital and analog hardware. Variants of the MPS430 microcontroller have been in production since 1993. This provides for a host of MPS430 products including evaluation boards, compilers, and documentation. A thorough introduction to the MPS430 line of microcontrollers, programming techniques, and interface concepts are provided along with considerable tutorial information with many...

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Face Recognition in Adverse Conditions

Face Recognition in Adverse Conditions

By: Maria De Marsico; Michele Nappi; Massimo Tistarelli

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Facial recognition software has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few decades, with error rates decreasing significantly within the past ten years. Though this is true, conditions such as poor lighting, obstructions, and profile-only angles have continued to persist in preventing wholly accurate readings. Face Recognition in Adverse Conditions examines how the field of facial recognition takes these adverse conditions into account when designing more effective applications by discussing facial recognition under real world PIE variations, current applications, and the future of the...

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Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations

Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Introduces both the fundamentals of time dependent differential equations and their numerical solutions Introduction to Numerical Methods for Time Dependent Differential Equations delves into the underlying mathematical theory needed to solve time dependent differential equations numerically. Written as a self-contained introduction, the book is divided into two parts to emphasize both ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs). Beginning with ODEs and their approximations, the authors provide a crucial presentation of fundamental notions, such as...

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Digital Image Processing for Ophthalmology

Digital Image Processing for Ophthalmology

By: Faraz Oloumi; Rangaraj M. Rangayyan; Anna L. Ells

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The monitoring of the effects of retinopathy on the visual system can be assisted by analyzing the vascular architecture of the retina. This book presents methods based on Gabor filters to detect blood vessels in fundus images of the retina. Forty images of the retina from the Digital Retinal Images for Vessel Extraction (DRIVE) database were used to evaluate the performance of the methods. The results demonstrate high efficiency in the detection of blood vessels with an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of 0.96. Monitoring the openness of the major temporal arcade (MTA)...

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Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra

Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra

By: Mitchell A. Thornton

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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Modeling Digital Switching Circuits with Linear Algebra describes an approach for modeling digital information and circuitry that is an alternative to Boolean algebra. While the Boolean algebraic model has been wildly successful and is responsible for many advances in modern information technology, the approach described in this book offers new insight and different ways of solving problems. Modeling the bit as a vector instead of a scalar value in the set {0, 1} allows digital circuits to be characterized with transfer functions in the form of a linear transformation matrix. The use of...

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Control System Synthesis

Control System Synthesis

By: Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2011

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This book introduces the so-called "stable factorization approach" to the synthesis of feedback controllers for linear control systems. The key to this approach is to view the multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) plant for which one wishes to design a controller as a matrix over the fraction field F associated with a commutative ring with identity, denoted by R, which also has no divisors of zero. In this setting, the set of single-input, single-output (SISO) stable control systems is precisely the ring R, while the set of stable MIMO control systems is the set of matrices whose elements all...

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What is Global Engineering Education For?

What Is Global Engineering Education For?, Part III

By: Gary Downey; Kacey Beddoes

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2010

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Global engineering offers the seductive image of engineers figuring out how to optimize work through collaboration and mobility. Its biggest challenge to engineers, however, is more fundamental and difficult: to better understand what they know and value qua engineers and why. This volume reports an experimental effort to help sixteen engineering educators produce "personal geographies" describing what led them to make risky career commitments to international and global engineering education. The contents of their diverse trajectories stand out in extending far beyond the narrower image...

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Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques

Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2014

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If you’re in a technical field such as software development, and don’t have much experience with electronics components, this hands-on reference helps you find answers to technical questions quickly. Filling the gap between a beginner’s primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques explores aspects of electronic components and techniques that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience....

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Executing the Supply Chain: Modeling Best-in-Class Processes and Performance Indicators

Executing the Supply Chain: Modeling Best-in-Class Processes and Performance Indicators

By: Alexandre Oliveira; Anne Gimeno

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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MAP, MEASURE, AND GOVERN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR MAXIMUM BUSINESS VALUE Master proven techniques for mapping, measuring, and improving your supply chain Implement strategies and roadmaps for managing risk and increasing resilience Balance segmentation with standardization, and cost with differentiation Use supply chain KPIs to improve governance Executing the Supply Chain offers expert guidance on driving maximum business value from modern supply chain process mapping and performance measurement. Pioneering supply chain practitioners Alexandre Oliveira and...

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Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering: Process, Performance Modeling, Requirements, Testing, Scalability, and Practice

Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering: Process, Performance Modeling, Requirements, Testing, Scalability, and Practice

By: André Benjamin Bondi

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. “If this book had been available to Healthcare.gov's contractors, and they read and followed its life cycle performance processes, there would not have been the enormous problems apparent in that application. In my 40+ years of experience in building leading edge products, poor performance is the single most frequent cause of the failure or cancellation of software intensive projects. This book provides techniques and skills necessary to implement performance engineering at the beginning of a project and manage it throughout the product's...

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Robot Learning from Human Teachers

Robot Learning from Human Teachers

By: Sonia Chernova; Andrea L. Thomaz

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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Learning from Demonstration (LfD) explores techniques for learning a task policy from examples provided by a human teacher. The field of LfD has grown into an extensive body of literature over the past 30 years, with a wide variety of approaches for encoding human demonstrations and modeling skills and tasks. Additionally, we have recently seen a focus on gathering data from non-expert human teachers (i.e., domain experts but not robotics experts). In this book, we provide an introduction to the field with a focus on the unique technical challenges associated with designing robots that learn...

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Conformal Prediction for Reliable Machine Learning

Conformal Prediction for Reliable Machine Learning

By: Vineeth Balasubramanian; Shen-Shyang Ho; Vladimir Vovk

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 23-APR-2014

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The conformal predictions framework is a recent development in machine learning that can associate a reliable measure of confidence with a prediction in any real-world pattern recognition application, including risk-sensitive applications such as medical diagnosis, face recognition, and financial risk prediction. Conformal Predictions for Reliable Machine Learning: Theory, Adaptations and Applications captures the basic theory of the framework, demonstrates how to apply it to real-world problems, and presents several adaptations, including active learning, change detection, and anomaly...

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Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies

Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies

By: C Doona; K Kustin; F Feeherry

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2010

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Novel food processing technologies have significant potential to improve product quality and process efficiency. Commercialisation of new products and processes brings exciting opportunities and interesting challenges. Case studies in novel food processing technologies provides insightful, first-hand experiences of many pioneering experts involved in the development and commercialisation of foods produced by novel processing technologies. Part one presents case studies of commercial products preserved with the leading nonthermal technologies of high pressure processing and pulsed...