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Optics of Aperiodic Structures: Fundamentals and Device Applications

Optics of Aperiodic Structures: Fundamentals and Device Applications

By: Negro, Dal

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2013

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This book presents state-of-the-art contributions from a number of leading experts that actively work worldwide in the rapidly growing, highly interdisciplinary, and fascinating fields of aperiodic optics and complex photonics. Edited by Luca Dal Negro, a prominent researcher in these areas of optical science, the book covers the fundamental, computational, and experimental aspects of deterministic aperiodic structures, as well as numerous device and engineering applications to dense optical filters, nanoplasmonics photovoltaics and technologies, optical sensing, light sources, and...

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Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors

Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors

By: Larisa Lvova; Dmitry Kirsanov; Natale, Di; Audrey Legin

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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This book explores recent advances in the development of artificial sensory systems, widely known as electronic tongues (ETs). Each of the book’s nine chapters is devoted to a particular research direction in modern ET, highlighting up-to-date ET technologies and applications. Prominent authors from around the world discuss various designs, sensor materials, and transduction principles. Helping readers understand the principles and development of reliable analytical instruments, the book will inspire fruitful new ideas and significant practical advances. ...

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3D Integration for VLSI Systems

3D Integration for VLSI Systems

By: Chuan Tan; Kuan-Neng Chen; Steven Koester

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 26-SEP-2011

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Three-dimensional (3D) integration is identified as a possible avenue for continuous performance growth in integrated circuits (IC). Wafer level 3D IC can take several forms, and they usually include a stack of several thinned IC layers that are vertically bonded and interconnected by through silicon via TSV. This book presents contributions by key researchers in this field, covering motivations, technology platforms, applications, and other design issues. ...

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Electric Power Distribution Engineering, Third Edition

Electric Power Distribution Engineering, Third Edition

By: Turan Gonen

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-JAN-2014

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As attractive to students as it is useful to professors and engineers, this third edition of a groundbreaking textbook demonstrates how to design, analyze, and perform modern distribution system engineering; contains new chapters on distributed generation, renewable energy, modern energy storage systems, and smart grids; includes over 180 examples, more than 170 end-of-chapter problems, and new MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP> applications; discusses distribution planning and design considerations with emphasis on economical explication and overall impact; and presents clear definitions of terms and...

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Computational Thinking for the Modern Problem Solver

Computational Thinking for the Modern Problem Solver

By: David Riley; Kenny Hunt

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2014

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Accessible to non-computer science majors, this classroom-tested book introduces computational thinking as part of an introductory computing course and shows how computer science concepts are applicable to other fields. With numerous color figures, the text focuses on both foundational computer science concepts and engineering topics. It covers abstraction, algorithms, logic, graph theory, social issues of software, and numeric modeling as well as execution control, problem-solving strategies, testing, and data encoding and organizing. ...

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Principles of Analog Electronics

Principles of Analog Electronics

By: Giovanni Saggio

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Richly illustrated in full color, this textbook introduces you to the fascinating world of analog electronics, where fields, circuits, signals and systems, and semiconductors meet. The author expertly blends theory with practical examples to give a clear understanding of how real electronic circuits work. The book reviews the prerequisite mathematics, physics, and chemistry and the theory of circuits before delving into passive and active electronic devices. Taking a fresh approach, it connects electronics to everyday life through interesting observations, key personalities, and real-world...

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Electric Safety: Practice and Standards

Electric Safety: Practice and Standards

By: Mohamed El-Sharkawi

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-NOV-2013

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Most power engineers are not familiar with the electric safety practices governing site works or grounding practices of dwellings, hospitals, and factories. This book provides the knowledge and analysis they need to be versed on electric safety and, therefore, effectively transfer the skills to their field workers. It includes several case studies from real events and examples showing that variations in implementing electric safety procedures can create sites with various safety levels. As electric safety codes are similar everywhere, this practical book can be used worldwide. ...

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Nano-scale CMOS Analog Circuits: Models and CAD Techniques for High-Level Design

Nano-scale CMOS Analog Circuits: Models and CAD Techniques for High-Level Design

By: Soumya Pandit; Chittaranjan Mandal; Amit Patra

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-FEB-2014

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The objective of this book is twofold. First is to introduce to traditional analog design professionals the various structured CAD approaches for analog design, desired knowledge about the physics of MOS transistors, device modeling, nano-scale characterization and challenges, and CAD techniques to handle them. Second is to motivate young researchers and post-graduate students to develop research careers in the high-level analog design automation domain. This book presents the foundation knowledge for them. ...

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Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

By: Leonid Chernogor; Nathan Blaunstein

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2013

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This book analyzes experimental and theoretical studies on the effects of rocket burns and launchings on the near-Earth environment and geomagnetic fields from 1,000 to 10,000 kilometers. It examines the disturbances of plasma and the ambient magnetic and electric fields in the near-Earth environment caused by rocket burns and launchings from Russia, the United States, China, France, and other worldwide space centers. Measurements were carried out using numerous radiophysical methods, including HF Doppler radar, incoherent and coherent scatter radar systems, microwave radar, magnetometer,...

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Electromagnetic Theory for Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineers

Electromagnetic Theory for Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineers

By: Tze-Chuen Toh

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2013

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Engineers and scientists who develop and install electronic devices and circuits need to have a solid understanding of electromagnetic theory and the electromagnetic behavior of devices and circuits. In particular, they must be well-versed in electromagnetic compatibility, which minimizes and controls the side effects of interconnected electric devices. Based on the author’s courses taught in industrial settings, this book covers the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory for engineers. With many worked examples and problem sets, it relates the theory to practical experiences faced by...

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Disturbance Observer-Based Control: Methods and Applications

Disturbance Observer-Based Control: Methods and Applications

By: Shihua Li; Jun Yang; Wen-Hua Chen; Xisong Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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One of the first books on DOBC, Disturbance Observer Based Control: Methods and Applications presents novel theory results and best practices for applications in motion and process control that have already benefited numerous organizations. Providing authoritative guidance in the areas of disturbance estimation and compensation for practical engineering systems, the book includes coverage of theoretic methods and practical applications of disturbance estimation and compensation for control systems through a DOBC approach. It considers applications in flight control systems, motion control...

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Introduction to Elementary Computational Modeling: Essential Concepts, Principles, and Problem Solving

Introduction to Elementary Computational Modeling: Essential Concepts, Principles, and Problem Solving

By: Jose Garrido

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2011

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With an emphasis on problem solving, this book introduces the fundamental principles of computational modeling. The author provides case studies, along with an overview of computational models and their development. The first part of the text presents the basic concepts of models and techniques for designing and implementing problem solutions. It applies standard pseudo-code constructs and flowcharts for designing models. The second part covers model implementation with basic programming constructs using MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP>, Octave, and FreeMat. Examples demonstrate the computation and...

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Make: More Electronics

Make: More Electronics

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Publisher: Maker Media, Inc

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

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Want to learn even more about electronics in a fun, hands-on way? If you finished the projects in Make: Electronics, or if you're already familiar with the material in that book, you're ready for Make: More Electronics. Right away, you'll start working on real projects, and you'll explore all the key components and essential principles through the book's collection of experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them!This book picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you'll learn about comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift...

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Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

By: Paul Slade

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances in electrical contact science and technology, including current research on contact corrosion, materials, and switching. Three new chapters address the effects of dust contamination, electronic sensing for switching systems, and contact phenomena for micro-electronic systems (MEMS) applications. Containing nearly 3,000 references, tables, equations, figures, drawings, and photographs, the book provides practical examples covering everything from electronic circuits to high...

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Handbook of Luminescent Semiconductor Materials

Handbook of Luminescent Semiconductor Materials

By: Leah Bergman; Jeanne McHale

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-SEP-2011

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This handbook explains how photoluminescence spectroscopy is a powerful and practical analytical tool for revealing the fundamentals of light interaction and, thus, the optical properties of semiconductors. The book shows how luminescent semiconductors are used in lasers, photodiodes, infrared detectors, light-emitting diodes, solid-state lamps, solar energy, and biological imaging. It introduces basic semiconductor theory and photoluminescence principles, discusses the optical properties of wide-bandgap semiconductors, presents research on narrow-bandgap semiconductors and solid-state...

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Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition

Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition

By: J.C. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-JUL-2011

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Using detailed examples that illustrate how to calculate and analyze various aspects of the power system without relying on computer analysis, this book provides comprehensive coverage of both theory and practice in fundamental areas of power system analysis, including power flow, short-circuit computations, harmonics, machine modeling, equipment rating, reactive power control, and optimization. The second edition reflects new advancements and changes in both national and international standards. Comprehensive yet easy to read, the text also features two new chapters on arc flash hazard...

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Semiconductors: Integrated Circuit Design for Manufacturability

Semiconductors: Integrated Circuit Design for Manufacturability

By: Artur Balasinski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 08-SEP-2011

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The direction of integrated circuit design (ICD) continues to gradually evolve. Focusing on economic rather than technical aspects, this book explains the concept of ICD for manufacturability and its major steps: product definition, design, layout, and manufacturing. Exploring the return-on-investment for ICD for manufacturing, the text presents realistic test cases of product challenges, examines possible solutions, and then demonstrates how to choose and implement the right strategy. The author carefully considers the technical and economical tradeoffs of ICD for manufacturing based on...

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Energy-Aware Memory Management for Embedded Multimedia Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

Energy-Aware Memory Management for Embedded Multimedia Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

By: Florin Balasa; Dhiraj Pradhan

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 16-NOV-2011

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Providing an algebraic framework for memory management tasks, this book illustrates how to optimize energy consumption in memory subsystems using CAD solutions. It covers data-dependence analysis techniques, memory size estimation methods, extensions of mapping approaches, and memory banking approaches. The book shows how these techniques are used to evaluate the data storage of an application, reduce dynamic and static energy consumption, design energy-efficient address generation units, and much more. The algorithmic style of the text should help readers create prototype software tools...

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Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning, Second Edition

Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning, Second Edition

By: Gerald Marshall; Glenn Stutz

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2011

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Revealing the fundamentals of light beam deflection control, factors in image fidelity and quality, and the newest technological developments currently impacting scanner system design and applications, this second edition highly practical reference reviews elements of laser beam characterization and describes optical systems for laser scanners. Featuring a logical chapter organization, authoritative yet accessible writing, hundreds of supporting illustrations, and contributions from 27 international subject specialists, this book affords a valuable range of perspectives as well as global...

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Near Field Communications Handbook

Near Field Communications Handbook

By: Syed Ahson; Mohammad Ilyas

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2011

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Near Field Communication, or NFC, is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about a decimeter. The technology is a simple extension of the ISO 14443 proximity-card standard (contact less card, RFID) that combines the interface of a smartcard and a reader into a single device with practical implications. A complete reference for NFC, this handbook provides technical information about all aspects of NFC, as well as applications. It covers basic concepts as well as research grade material and includes a discussion...