• Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131254541
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 230
View: 5437

    • Computers

Encyclopedia of Multimedia

Author: Borko Furht
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387747249
Category: Computers
Page: 1001
View: 7412
This second edition provides easy access to important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications. Over 1,100 heavily-illustrated pages — including 80 new entries — present concise overviews of all aspects of software, systems, web tools and hardware that enable video, audio and developing media to be shared and delivered electronically.

    • Aerodynamics

Intake Aerodynamics

Author: J. Seddon,E. L. Goldsmith
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Category: Aerodynamics
Page: 407
View: 9490

    • Medical

Signals and Images

Contributions and Contradictions about High Dilution Research
Author: Leoni Bonamin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402085354
Category: Medical
Page: 222
View: 536
The “Groupe International de Recherche sur l’Infinitésimal” (GIRI) was created in 1986 by Professor Madeleine Bastide and Doctor René Halm. Madeleine Bastide was its President for several years. The group comprises actually more than 100 researchers from different disciplines (physicians, chemists, biologists, pharmacologists, physicists, etc. ) from 22 different countries. The original aim, which, for the most part, has now been achieved, was to create a working group to exchange ideas and results concerning the effects of very low doses and high dilutions. Madeleine Bastide then proposed to publish a collection of the lectures given at their scientific meetings in a bilingual book (French and English) entitled “Signals and Images”. The first volume was published in 1990 by the ATELIERS ALPHA BLEUE. It contains lectures on the new pharmacological approach and related concepts that were presented at the 3rd and 4th Symposiums held in Paris in 1989 and 1990. This volume treats the problem of the effects of very low doses and high dilution in in vitro and in vivo experimental models. It is conceivable that this effect, like that of elect- magnetic fields, is none other than an “ultra molecular” effect as shown in yet p- lished results. The effect could be interpreted as a piece of information, i. e. a signal whose transmission and perception remains to be elucidated. According to Madeleine Bastide “everything depends on the nature and quality of the information, signals and images”.

    • Technology & Engineering

Model-Aided Diagnosis of Mechanical Systems

Fundamentals, Detection, Localization, Assessment
Author: Hans Günther Natke,C. Cempel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642604137
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 248
View: 8510
Diagnosis of technical systems is important, concerning safety and economics. Monitoring and diagnosis, especially in remote control systems, needs holistic models, as described here. This book describes the fundamentals for technical diagnosis as well as state-of-art tools. Model-based diagnosis and knowledge based diagnosis, fundamentals in decision-making and assessment are included. The foundation of diagnosis for applications is given. The book is written for the expert practising engineer in research and industrial applications.

    • Science

Combustion, Flames and Explosions of Gases

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483258394
Category: Science
Page: 752
View: 9248
Combustion, Flames, and Explosions of Gases, Second Edition focuses on the processes, methodologies, and reactions involved in combustion phenomena. The publication first offers information on theoretical foundations, reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, and reaction between carbon monoxide and oxygen. Discussions focus on the fundamentals of reaction kinetics, elementary and complex reactions in gases, thermal reaction, and combined hydrogen-carbon monoxide-oxygen reaction. The text then elaborates on the reaction between hydrocarbons and oxygen and combustion waves in laminar flow. The manuscript tackles combustion waves in turbulent flow and air entrainment and burning of jets of fuel gases. Topics include effect of turbulence spectrum and turbulent wrinkling on combustion wave propagation; ignition of high-velocity streams by hot solid bodies; burners with primary air entrainment; and description of jet flames. The book then takes a look at detonation waves in gases; emission spectra, ionization, and electric-field effects in flames; and methods of flame photography and pressure recording. The publication is a valuable reference for readers interested in combustion phenomena.

    • Technology & Engineering


Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition
Author: J.M.G. Cowie,Valeria Arrighi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420009877
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 520
View: 3970
Extensively revised and updated to keep abreast of recent advances, Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition continues to provide a broad-based, high-information text at an introductory, reader-friendly level that illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of polymer science. Adding or amending roughly 50% of the material, this new edition strengthens its aim to contribute a comprehensive treatment by offering a wide and balanced selection of topics across all aspects of the chemistry and physics of polymer science, from synthesis and physical properties to applications. Although the basics of polymer science remain unchanged, significant discoveries in the area of control over molecular weight, macromolecular structure and architecture, and the consequent ability to prepare materials with specific properties receive extensive mention in the third edition. Expanded chapters include controlled radical polymerizations, metallocene chemistry, and the preparation of block and graft copolymers, as well as multiarmed and dendritic structures. Reflecting the growth of polymer applications in industry, the book presents detailed examples to illustrate polymer use in electronic, biological, and medical settings. The authors introduce new understandings of rheological behavior and replace old and outmoded methods of polymer characterization with new and up-to-date techniques. Also new to this edition are a series of problems at the end of each chapter that will test whether the reader has understood the various points and in some cases expand on that knowledge. An accompanying solutions manual is also available for qualifying course adoptions. Offering the highest quality, comprehensive coverage of polymer science in an affordable, accessible format, Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition continues to provide undergraduate and graduate students and professors with the most complete and current coverage of modern polymer science.

    • Science

Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Author: Rudolf Holze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540410384
Category: Science
Page: 427
View: 5129
This ninth volume in Group IV of the Landolt-Börnstein series considers and describes the electrochemical processes at the boundaries of electrodes and electrolytes. The book first presents a thorough overview on the field of electrochemistry, to impart a precise understanding of the involved systems, and secondly collects all relevant data of electrochemical systems as reported up to the present time. Each chapter offers introductory explanation, followed by concise data tables.

    • Technology & Engineering

Design of modern turbine combustors

Author: A. M. Mellor
Publisher: Academic Pr
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 557
View: 1074
Lower pollutant emissions and broader multifuel flexibility are driving forces for advancing aircraft, vehicular, and industrial engine performance and versatility. Both are inherently connected with the design of the fuel injector and combustor system. The traditional concerns, improving durability and fuel economy over the life of the engine, remain additional requirements.**This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of modern practice aimed both at those in the field and newcomers interested in research and development for gas turbine combustors. Detailed description and assessment of a range of combustor design models and methods**Specification and evolution of fuels and fuel injectors**System models for fuel effects on engines and airframes**Evaluation of laser-based measurement techniques for combustor flow field studies

    • Mathematics

Mathematical Problems from Applied Logic I

Logics for the XXIst Century
Author: Dov M. Gabbay,Sergei S. Goncharov,Michael Zakharyaschev
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038731072X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 348
View: 6336
This is an overview of the current state of knowledge along with open problems and perspectives, clarified in such fields as non-standard inferences in description logics, logic of provability, logical dynamics and computability theory. The book includes contributions concerning the role of logic today, including unexpected aspects of contemporary logic and the application of logic. This book will be of interest to logicians and mathematicians in general.

    • Technology & Engineering

Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics

Author: Hajime Akimoto,Yoshinari Anoda,Kazuyuki Takase,Hiroyuki Yoshida,Hidesada Tamai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431556036
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 458
View: 8938
This volume provides fundamentals of nuclear thermal–hydraulics for reactor design and safety assessment. It also describes the basis for assessing cooling performance of nuclear reactors under accidental conditions. The descriptions in this book are virtually self-contained, beyond the assumption that readers are familiar with the introductory levels of nuclear engineering. This book helps readers understand the processes for nuclear reactor plant design and the most important factors in nuclear thermal-hydraulics.

    • Medical

Die therapeutische Beziehung

Author: Wulf Rössler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540268170
Category: Medical
Page: 150
View: 8271
Die therapeutische Beziehung - wichtig bei allen ärztlichen Tätigkeiten! In der praktischen Medizin ist die Bedeutung der Arzt-Patient-Beziehung schon lange erkannt. Sie ist das, was den erfahrenen Arzt ausmacht, worauf er baut. Je unerfahrener ein Arzt, desto eher die Gefahr, den Mangel an Erfahrung durch eine Vielzahl technischer Untersuchungen zu kompensieren. Genauso erliegen Patienten der "Faszination Technik", oft vertrauen sie der Technik mehr als den Ärzten. Die "sprechende" Medizin wird wieder in den Mittelpunkt rücken – allein schon aus ökonomischen Gründen. Schon innerhalb des Studiums wird den sozialen Kompetenzen wieder mehr Gewicht verliehen. Von einer vertrauensvollen therapeutischen Beziehung profitieren die Patienten und die Ärzte! Der Arzt und sein Patient – mehr als Diagnose, Analyse, Verordnung und Koordination!

    • Science

Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

New paradigms, new challenges, new approaches
Author: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123979064
Category: Science
Page: 880
View: 6678
Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars and thought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class experts from diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues in today’s electricity markets. Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmental degradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasingly stringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a more reliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more rational, cost-reflective prices. This book maps out the electric industry’s new paradigms, challenges and approaches, providing invaluable global perspective on this host of new and pressing issues being investigated by research institutions worldwide. Companies engaged in the power sector’s extensive value chain including utilities, generation, transmission & distribution companies, retailers, suppliers, regulators, market designers, and the investment & financial rating community will benefit from gaining a more nuanced understanding of the impacts of key market design and restructuring choices. How can problems be avoided? Why do some restructured markets appear to function better than others? Which technological implementations represent the best investments? Which regulatory mechanisms will best support these new technologies? What lessons can be learned from experiences in Norway, Australia, Texas, or the U.K.? These questions and many more are undertaken by the brightest minds in the industry in this one comprehensive, cutting-edge resource. Features a unique global perspective from more than 40 recognized experts and scholars around the world, offering opportunities to compare and contrast a wide range of market structures Analyzes how the implementation of existing and developing market designs impacts real-world issues such as pricing and reliability Explains the latest thinking on timely issues such as current market reform proposals, restructuring, liberalization, privatization, capacity and energy markets, distributed and renewable energy integration, competitive generation and retail markets, and disaggregated vs. vertically integrated systems

    • Science

Stress-Induced Phenomena in Metallization

Tenth International Workshop on Stress-Induced Phenomena in Metallization
Author: Paul S. Ho,Ehrenfried Zschech,Shinichi Ogawa
Publisher: American Inst. of Physics
ISBN: 9780735406803
Category: Science
Page: 242
View: 9734
Stress-induced voiding and electromigration have emerged to become key reliability problems for submicron interconnect metallization. This has led to the First International Stress Workshop on Stress-Induced Phenomena in Metallization held at Cornell University in 1991, and the series has continued to the Tenth Stress Workshop held at The University of Texas at Austin on November 5-7, 2008. This book contains the proceedings of the 10th Stress Workshop. Following the spirit of the previous workshops, this workshop emphasized new research results and advances in basic understanding on stress induced phenomena in metallization. The goal was to provide a forum for exchange of ideas, bringing into focus the technical and scientific issues and identifying needs and directions for future research. This is reflected in the papers included in the proceedings. A number of papers reported results on electromigration and stress-induced void formation in copper low k interconnects using state-of-the-art methods including in-situ transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction. These studies demonstrated the metrology development for studying the stress-induced phenomena in copper interconnect structure at the nanoscale. A new topic on nanostructures and future interconnects has also been included in this workshop.

Unleashed (Underworld, #2)

Author: Chani Lynn Feener
Publisher: Invictus
ISBN: 9781946105080
Page: N.A
View: 4680