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Stochastic Networks

Stochastic Networks

By: Frank Kelly; Elena Yudovina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Communication networks underpin our modern world, and provide fascinating and challenging examples of large-scale stochastic systems. Randomness arises in communication systems at many levels: for example, the initiation and termination times of calls in a telephone network, or the statistical structure of the arrival streams of packets at routers in the Internet. How can routing, flow control and connection acceptance algorithms be designed to work well in uncertain and random environments? This compact introduction illustrates how stochastic models can be used to shed light on important...

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Lasers and Electro-optics, Second Edition

Lasers and Electro-optics, Second Edition

By: Christopher C. Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Covering a broad range of topics in modern optical physics and engineering, this textbook is invaluable for undergraduate students studying laser physics, optoelectronics, photonics, applied optics and optical engineering. This new edition has been re-organized, and now covers many new topics such as the optics of stratified media, quantum well lasers and modulators, free electron lasers, diode-pumped solid state and gas lasers, imaging and non-imaging optical systems, squeezed light, periodic poling in nonlinear media, very short pulse lasers and new applications of lasers. The textbook...

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Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation

By: ZongWei Luo

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Fast advances in information technology have led to a smarter world vision with ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. Smart Manufacturing Innovation and Transformation: Interconnection and Intelligence covers both theoretical perspectives and practical approaches to smart manufacturing research and development triggered by ubiquitous interconnection and intelligence. This reference work discusses the transformation of manufacturing, the latest developments in smart manufacturing innovation, current and emerging technology opportunities, and market imperatives that enable manufacturing...

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Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

By: Shin’ya Obara

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and requires the support of conventional energy equipment. Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods investigates the development of highly efficient energy storage equipment and of operation optimization technology of compound energy systems. This book is an...

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MAX Phases and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Environments

MAX Phases and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Environments

By: I. Low; Y. Sakka; C. Hu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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Ceramics are a versatile material, more so than is widely known. They are thermal resistant, poor electrical conductors, insulators against nuclear radiation, and not easily damaged, making ceramics a key component in many industrial processes. MAX Phases and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Environments investigates a new class of ultra-durable ceramic materials, which exhibit characteristics of both ceramics and metals. Readers will explore recent advances in the manufacturing of ceramic materials that improve their durability and other physical properties, enhancing their...

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Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing

Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing

By: Shu-Ching Chen; Mei-Ling Shyu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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With a variety of media types, multimedia data engineering has emerged as a new opportunity to create techniques and tools that empower the development of the next generation of multimedia databases and information systems. Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing presents different aspects of multimedia data engineering and management research. This collection of recent theories, technologies and algorithms brings together a detailed understanding of multimedia engineering and its applications. This reference source will be of essential use for researchers, scientists,...

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Rough Cuts
The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing

By: Richard Lyons; D. Lee Fugal

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. How signal processing works: clear, simple explanations in plain English Breakthrough DSP applications: from smartphones to healthcare and beyond Covers both digital and analog signals An indispensable resource for tech writers, marketers, managers, and other nonengineers Complete glossary of terminology and acronyms The Complete DSP Guide for Businesspeople and Nontechnical Professionals Digital signal processing (DSP) technology is everywhere—each time you use a smartphone, tablet, or computer; play an MP3; watch a...

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Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

By: Yoshiki Oshida

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

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This new book synthesizes a wide range of interdisciplinary literature to provide the state-of-the art of biomedical implants. It discusses materials and explains the three basic requirements for implant success from a surface engineering perspective: biological compatibility, biomechanical compatibility, morphological compatibility. Biomedical, mechanical, and materials engineers will find this book indispensable for understanding proper treatment of implant surfaces in order to achieve clinical success. Highlights include: • Coverage of surface engineering of polymer, metallic, ceramic and...

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Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning

Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning

By: Nuno Pinto; José Tenedório; António Antunes; Josep Cladera

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Technological advancements have changed that way we think of traditional urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies is allowing this field to advance at a rapid pace. Technologies in Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories covers a multitude of newly developed hardware and software technology advancements in urban and spatial planning and architecture. This publication draws on the most current research and studies of field practitioners who offer solutions and recommendations for further growth, specifically in urban and...

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Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

Ten Essential Skills for Electrical Engineers

By: Barry Dorr

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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Engineers know that, as in any other discipline, getting a good job requires practical, up-to-date skills. An engineering degree provides a broad set of fundamentals. Ten Essential Skills applies those fundamentals to practical tasks required by employers. Written in a user-friendly, no-nonsense format, the book reviews practical skills using the latest tools and techniques, and features a companion website with interview practice problems and advanced material for readers wishing to pursue additional skills. With this book, aspiring and current engineers may approach job interviews...

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Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology

Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

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This book thoroughly analyzes the relationships between concept, technology, and market—which are the main factors in shifting information technology research and development (R&D) to a new approach. It discusses unconventional methods and viewpoints of concept creation, technology innovation, and market cultivation. Featuring contributions from international experts and case studies from IBM and Hitachi, this book is perfect for graduate students in information technology, engineering, technology management, operation research, and business—as well as for R&D researchers, directors,...

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Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

Radio Resource Management in Multi-Tier Cellular Wireless Networks

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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Providing an extensive overview of the radio resource management problem in femtocell networks, this invaluable book considers both code division multiple access femtocells and orthogonal frequency-division multiple access femtocells. In addition to incorporating current research on this topic, the book also covers technical challenges in femtocell deployment, provides readers with a variety of approaches to resource allocation and a comparison of their effectiveness, explains how to model various networks using Stochastic geometry and shot noise theory, and much more. ...

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Handbook of Energy, Volume II

Handbook of Energy, Volume II

By: Cutler J. Cleveland; Christopher G. Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2013

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Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of Energy, Expanded Edition (2009), and the Handbook of Energy, Volume I (2013). Handbook of Energy, Volume II takes the wealth of information about historical aspects of energy spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository. This book meets...

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Technologies for Electrical Power Conversion, Efficiency, and Distribution

Technologies for Electrical Power Conversion, Efficiency, and Distribution

By: Mihail Antchev

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2009

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As population increases, the need for energy becomes a crisis of great importance. Technologies for Electrical Power Conversion, Efficiency, and Distribution: Methods and Processes combines unparalleled research, contemporary achievements, and emerging trends within electrical energy conversion technologies and renewable energy sources. The scholarly findings compiled provide a background for discussion of the problems and opportunities of power efficiency and energy conversion in order to develop innovative ways to implement such cutting-edge technologies in the future....

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Systems of Systems

Systems of Systems

By: Dominique Luzeaux; Jean-René Ruault

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

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In recent years, the systems designed to support activity in the fields of banking, health, transportation, space, aeronautics, defense, etc. have become increasingly larger and more complex. With the growing maturity of information and communication technologies, systems have been interconnected within growing networks, yielding new capabilities and services through the combination of system functionalities. This has led to a further increasing complexity that has to be managed in order to take advantage of these system integrations. The book is divided into two parts. The first part...

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Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms

Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms

By: Xin-She Yang

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

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Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms provides a systematic introduction to all major nature-inspired algorithms for optimization. The book's unified approach, balancing algorithm introduction, theoretical background and practical implementation, complements extensive literature with well-chosen case studies to illustrate how these algorithms work. Topics include particle swarm optimization, ant and bee algorithms, simulated annealing, cuckoo search, firefly algorithm, bat algorithm, flower algorithm, harmony search, algorithm analysis, constraint handling, hybrid methods, parameter...

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Combined Analysis

Combined Analysis

By: Daniel Chateigner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2010

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This book introduces and details the key facets of Combined Analysis - an x-ray and/or neutron scattering methodology which combines structural, textural, stress, microstructural, phase, layer, or other relevant variable or property analyses in a single approach. The text starts with basic theories related to diffraction by polycrystals and some of the most common combined analysis instrumental set-ups are detailed. Also discussed are microstructures of powder diffraction profiles; quantitative phase analysis from the Rietveld analysis; residual stress analysis for isotropic and...

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Nano Lithography

Nano Lithography

By: Stefan Landis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2011

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Lithography is an extremely complex tool - based on the concept of "imprinting" an original template version onto mass output - originally using relatively simple optical exposure, masking, and etching techniques, and now extended to include exposure to X-rays, high energy UV light, and electron beams - in processes developed to manufacture everyday products including those in the realms of consumer electronics, telecommunications, entertainment, and transportation, to name but a few. In the last few years, researchers and engineers have pushed the envelope of fields including optics,...

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Model Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems 2009: Advances, Standards, Applications and Perspectives

Model Driven Engineering for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems 2009: Advances, Standards, Applications and Perspectives

By: Jean-Philippe Babau; Mireille Blay-Fornarino; Jöel Champeau; Sylvain Robert; Antonino Sabetta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-SEP-2010

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Model-based development methods, and supporting technologies, can provide the techniques and tools needed to address the dilemma between reducing system development costs and time, and developing increasingly complex systems. This book provides the information needed to understand and apply model-drive engineering (MDE) and model-drive architecture (MDA) approaches to the development of embedded systems. Chapters, written by experts from academia and industry, cover topics relating to MDE practices and methods, as well as emerging MDE technologies. Much of the writing is based on the...

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Communicating Embedded Systems: Networks Applications

Communicating Embedded Systems: Networks Applications

By: Francine Krief

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2010

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Embedded systems become more and more complex and require having some knowledge in various disciplines such as electronics, data processing, telecommunications and networks. Without detailing all the aspects related to the design of embedded systems, this book, which was written by specialists in electronics, data processing and telecommunications and networks, gives an interesting point of view of communication techniques and problems in embedded systems. This choice is easily justified by the fact that embedded systems are today massively communicating and that telecommunications and...