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xxiii, 680 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1 General Principles 3 Chapter Objectives 3 1.1 Mechanics 3 1.2 Fundamental Concepts 4 1.3 Units of Measurement 7 1.4 T he International System of Units 9 1.5 Numerical Calculations 10 1.6 General Procedure for Analysis 12 2 Force Vectors 17 Chapter Objectives 17 2.1 Scalars and Vectors 17 2.2 Vector Operations 18 2.3 Vector Addition of Forces 20 2.4 Addition of a System of Coplanar Forces 32 2.5 C artesian Vectors 43 2.6 Addition of Cartesian Vectors 46 2.7 Position Vectors 56 2.8 Force Vector Directed Along a Line 59 2.9 Dot Product 69 3 Equilibrium of a Particle 85 Chapter Objectives 85 3.1 Condition for the Equilibrium of a Particle 85 3.2 The Free-Body Diagram 86 3.3 Coplanar Force Systems 89 3.4 Three-Dimensional Force Systems 103 4 Force System Resultants 117 Chapter Objectives 117 4.1 Moment of a Force-Scalar Formulation 117 4.2 Cross Product 121 4.3 Moment of a Force-Vector Formulation 124 4.4 Principle of Moments 128 4.5 Moment of a Force about a Specified Axis 139 4.6 Moment of a Couple 148 4.7 Simplification of a Force and Couple System 160 4.8 Further Simplification of a Force and Couple System 170 4.9 Reduction of a Simple Distributed Loading 183 5 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body 199 Chapter Objectives 199 5.1 Conditions for Rigid-Body Equilibrium 199 5.2 Free-Body Diagrams 201 5.3 Equations of Equilibrium 214 5.4 Two- and Three-Force Members 224 5.5 Free-Body Diagrams 237 5.6 Equations of Equilibrium 242 5.7 Constraints and Statical Determinacy 243 6 Structural Analysis 263 Chapter Objectives 263 6.1 Simple Trusses 263 6.2 The Method of Joints 266 6.3 Zero-Force Members 272 6.4 The Method of Sections 280 6.5 Space Trusses 290 6.6 Frames and Machines 294 7 Internal Forces 331 Chapter Objectives 331 7.1 Internal Loadings Developed in Structural Members 331 7.2 Shear and Moment Equations and Diagrams 347 7.3 Relations between Distributed Load, Shear, and Moment 356 7.4 Cables 367 8 Friction 389 Chapter Objectives 389 8.1 Characteristics of Dry Friction 389 8.2 Problems Involving Dry Friction 394 8.3 Wedges 416 8.4 Frictional Forces on Screws 418 8.5 Frictional Forces on Flat Belts 425 8.6 Frictional Forces on Collar Bearings, Pivot Bearings, and Disks 433 8.7 Frictional Forces on Journal Bearings 436 8.8 Rolling Resistance 438 9 Center of Gravity and Centroid 451 Chapter Objectives 451 9.1 Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, and the Centroid of a Body 451 9.2 Composite Bodies 474 9.3 Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus 488 9.4 Resultant of a General Distributed Loading 497 9.5 Fluid Pressure 498 10 Moments of Inertia 515 Chapter Objectives 515 10.1 Definition of Moments of Inertia for Areas 515 10.2 Parallel-Axis Theorem for an Area 516 10.3 Radius of Gyration of an Area 517 10.4 Moments of Inertia for Composite Areas 526 10.5 Product of Inertia for an Area 534 10.6 Moments of Inertia for an Area about Inclined Axes 538 10.7 Mohr's Circle for Moments of Inertia 541 10.8 Mass Moment of Inertia 549 11 Virtual Work 567 Chapter Objectives 567 11.1 Definition of Work 567 11.2 Principle of Virtual Work 569 11.3 Principle of Virtual Work for a System of Connected Rigid Bodies 571 11.4 Conservative Forces 583 11.5 Potential Energy 584 11.6 Potential-Energy Criterion for Equilibrium 586 11.7 Stability of Equilibrium Configuration 587 Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133918922 20160619
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEngineering does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for0133918920 / 9780133918922 Engineering Mechanics: Statics plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 14/e Packageconsistsof: *0133915425 / 9780133915426 Engineering Mechanics: Statics *0133916375 / 9780133916379 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Engineering Mechanics: Statics & DynamicsMasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Professor Hibbeler's everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author's students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty. Also Available with MasteringEngineering -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and MasteringEngineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133918922 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
235 pages : illustrations (some colors) ; 24 cm
In this unique book, the reader is invited to experience the joy of appreciating something which has eluded understanding for many years - entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The book has a two-pronged message: first, that the Second Law is not infinitely incomprehensible as commonly stated in most textbooks on thermodynamics, but can, in fact, be comprehended through sheer common sense; and second, that entropy is not a mysterious quantity that has resisted understanding but a simple, familiar and easily comprehensible concept.Written in an accessible style, the book guides the reader through an abundance of dice games and examples from everyday life. The author paves the way for readers to discover for themselves what entropy is, how it changes, and, most importantly, why it always changes in one direction in a spontaneous process.In this new edition, seven simulated games are included so that the reader can actually experiment with the games described in the book. These simulated games are meant to enhance the readers' understanding and sense of joy upon discovering the Second Law of Thermodynamics.All errors in the previous edition were corrected and a whole new section (7. 7) has been added in which the meaning of entropy is explain in simple lanaguage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813100121 20171002
Engineering Library (Terman)
xvi, 501 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgements ix Preface xi Are fashion, faith, or fantasy relevant to fundamental science? xi 1 Fashion 1 1.1 Mathematical elegance as a driving force 1 1.2 Some fashionable physics of the past 10 1.3 Particle-physics background to string theory 17 1.4 The superposition principle in QFT 20 1.5 The power of Feynman diagrams 25 1.6 The original key ideas of string theory 32 1.7 Time in Einstein's general relativity 42 1.8 Weyl's gauge theory of electromagnetism 52 1.9 Functional freedom in Kaluza-Klein and string models 59 1.10 Quantum obstructions to functional freedom? 69 1.11 Classical instability of higher-dimensional string theory 77 1.12 The fashionable status of string theory 82 1.13 M-theory 90 1.14 Supersymmetry 95 1.15 AdS/CFT 104 1.16 Brane-worlds and the landscape 117 2 Faith 121 2.1 The quantum revelation 121 2.2 Max Planck's E = hnu 126 2.3 The wave-particle paradox 133 2.4 Quantum and classical levels: C, U, and R 138 2.5 Wave function of a point-like particle 145 2.6 Wave function of a photon 153 2.7 Quantum linearity 158 2.8 Quantum measurement 164 2.9 The geometry of quantum spin 174 2.10 Quantum entanglement and EPR effects 182 2.11 Quantum functional freedom 188 2.12 Quantum reality 198 2.13 Objective quantum state reduction: a limit to the quantum faith? 204 3 Fantasy 216 3.1 The Big Bang and FLRW cosmologies 216 3.2 Black holes and local irregularities 230 3.3 The second law of thermodynamics 241 3.4 The Big Bang paradox 250 3.5 Horizons, comoving volumes, and conformal diagrams 258 3.6 The phenomenal precision in the Big Bang 270 3.7 Cosmological entropy? 275 3.8 Vacuum energy 285 3.9 Inflationary cosmology 294 3.10 The anthropic principle 310 3.11 Some more fantastical cosmologies 323 4 A New Physics for the Universe? 334 4.1 Twistor theory: an alternative to strings? 334 4.2 Whither quantum foundations? 353 4.3 Conformal crazy cosmology? 371 4.4 A personal coda 391 Appendix A Mathematical Appendix 397 A.1 Iterated exponents 397 A.2 Functional freedom of fields 401 A.3 Vector spaces 407 A.4 Vector bases, coordinates, and duals 413 A.5 Mathematics of manifolds 417 A.6 Manifolds in physics 425 A.7 Bundles 431 A.8 Functional freedom via bundles 439 A.9 Complex numbers 445 A.10 Complex geometry 448 A.11 Harmonic analysis 458 References 469 Index 491.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691119793 20161128
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas--string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology, " an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology." The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691119793 20161128
Engineering Library (Terman)

64. Fluid mechanics [2016]

xxiv, 921 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The classic textbook on fluid mechanics is revised and updated by Dr. David Dowling to better illustrate this important subject for modern students. With topics and concepts presented in a clear and accessible way, Fluid Mechanics guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics, including compressible flow and such diverse applications as aerodynamics and geophysical fluid mechanics. Its broad and deep coverage is ideal for both a first or second course in fluid dynamics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, and is well-suited to the needs of modern scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and others seeking fluid mechanics knowledge. NEW TO THE SIXTH EDITION * Over 100 new examples designed to illustrate the application of the various concepts and equations featured in the text.* A completely new chapter on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) authored by Prof. Gretar Tryggvason of the University of Notre Dame. This new CFD chapter includes sample MatlabTM codes and 20 exercises. * New material on elementary kinetic theory, non-Newtonian constitutive relationships, internal and external rough-wall turbulent flows, Reynolds-stress closure models, acoustic source terms, and unsteady one-dimensional gas dynamics.* Plus 110 new exercises and nearly 100 new figures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124059351 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xv, 262 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Historical Developments Court System and Testimony Role of the Expert How Injuries Occur Accidents Self-Inflicted Inflicted by Others Unforeseen Events Faulty Equipment Faulty Design Predictable Events Types of Injuries The Head The Neck The Thorax The Hip Girdle Lower Extremities Upper Extremities The Need for Analysis Protect Life and Safety Protect Equipment Validate Testing Determine Human Tolerance Levels Correlate Computations with Injury Potential Validate or Dispute Injuries Design Safer Equipment Design Safer Machines Biomechanical Terminology Introduction Skeletal Terminology Joints Spine Muscles Injury Terminology Basic Elements of Anatomy Bones Head Injury Criterion Spine Muscles Torso Pelvis Tendons and Ligaments Skin Strength of Human Biological Materials Long Bones Spongy Bone Vertebrae Cartilage Discs Ligaments Tendons Muscles Teeth Skin Mechanics of Materials Stress and Strain Axial Stresses: Compression and Tension Shear Oblique Loading Axial and Shearing Strain Torsion Bending Material Sizes of Humans Introduction Weights and Heights Body Segments Some Mechanical Predictions Ligaments, Tendons, and Cartilage Bones Summary Statics and Dynamics Newton's Laws Force Systems and Components Moments and Couples Equilibrium Free-Body Diagrams Frames and Force Systems Distributed Forces and Properties of Areas Particle Kinematics Conservation of Mass Conservation of Momentum Conservation of Energy Vibration: Whiplash Models Errors, Sensitivity, Uncertainty, and Probability Misconceptions Error Sensitivity Probability Protective Structures and Their Effect Fascia Panniculus Adiposus Man-Made Protective Structures Examples of Analysis Anterior Cruciate Ligaments Minimum Speed Required to Fracture the Tibia and Fibula Hip Injuries Meniscus Tear, Medial, and Lateral Rotator Cuff Injuries Shoulder Injuries in General Kidneys, Arteries, and Veins Teeth Closed Head Injuries Tibia Plateau and Eminence Fractures Cervical Injuries: A Comparison Federal and Other Standards Federal Standards Industry Standards Appendix A: Values of Fundamental Constants Appendix B: Conversion Factors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482258837 20160619
Forensic Biomechanics and Human Injury: Criminal and Civil Applications - An Engineering Approach provides a concise, comprehensive overview of human anatomy and the biomechanical factors involved in human injury. It describes the methodologies used to compute the various forces, stresses, and energies required to injure the human body. The book covers the theoretical mathematics behind understanding how injuries occur, classifying certain types of injuries, age and biomechanical factors, impact loading, injury investigation, and the importance of expert witnesses and testimony in civil and criminal cases. It contains a significant number of sizes of all the pertinent materials in the human body, classified by age, sex, and in some instances by race, as well as stress-strain curves and tables of the strengths of these materials. Forensic Biomechanics and Human Injury provides a valuable source of information with tools to help the professional determine the nature of injuries, understand the implications of accidents, and the calculations that go into determining such things for both civil and criminal investigations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482258837 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiv, 960 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • PART A - General Principles 1. Foundations 2. Uncertainty and Risk in Foundation Design 3. Soil Mechanics 4. Subsurface Investigation and Characterization 5. Performance Requirements PART B - Shallow Foundation Analysis and Design 6. Shallow Foundations 7. Spread Footings-Geotechnical Ultimate Limit States 8. Spread Footings-Geotechnical Serviceability Limit States 9. Spread Footings-Geotechnical Design 10. Spread Footings-Structural Design 11. Mats PART C - Deep Foundation Analysis and Design 12. Deep Foundation Systems and Construction Methods 13. Piles-Load Transfer and Limit States 14. Piles-Axial Load Capacity Based on Static Load Tests 15. Driven Piles-Axial Load Capacity Based on Static Analysis Methods 16. Drilled Shafts-Axial Load Capacity Based on Static Analysis Methods 17. Auger Piles-Axial Load Capacity Based on Static Analysis Methods 18. Other Pile Types-Axial Load Capacity 19. Deep Foundations-Axial Load Capacity Based on Dynamic Methods 20. Piles-Serviceability Limit States 21. Piles-Structural Design 22. Laterally Loaded Piles 23. Piles-The Design Process 24. Pile Supported and Pile Enhanced Mats PART D - Special Topics 25. Foundations in Rocks and Intermediate Geomaterials 26. Ground Improvement 27. Foundations on Expansive Soils 28. Foundations on Collapsible Soils Appendix A-Units and Conversion Factors Appendix B-Probability Tables References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133411898 20160618
For graduate and undergraduate courses in Foundation Engineering Understanding and Practicing Foundation Design Principles Foundation Design: Principles and Practices includes the most noteworthy research and advancements in Foundation Engineering. Following a systematic approach of identifying major concepts followed by strategic analysis and design, the Third Edition teaches readers not only how to understand foundation engineering, but to apply it to real problems. The highly up-to-date material places great emphasis on limit state design and includes a new focus on load and resistance factor design in both the structural and geotechnical aspects of the process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133411898 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xviii, 613 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Part 1: Groups: discrete or continuous, finite or infinite
  • Part 2: Representing group elements by matrices
  • Part 3: Group theory in a quantum world
  • Part 4: Tensor, covering and manifold
  • Part 5: Group theory in the microscopic world
  • Part 6: Roots, weights, and classification of Lie Algebras
  • Part 7: From Galileo to Majorana
  • Part 8: The expanding Universe
  • Part 9: The gauged Universe.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xii, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
High-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Second Edition, explores the growing interest in fuel cells as a sustainable source of energy. The text brings the topic of green energy front and center, illustrating the need for new books that provide comprehensive and practical information on specific types of fuel cells and their applications. This landmark volume on solid oxide fuel cells contains contributions from experts of international repute, and provides a single source of the latest knowledge on this topic. * A single source for all the latest information on solid oxide fuel cells and their applications* Illustrates the need for new, more comprehensive books and study on the topic* Explores the growing interest in fuel cells as viable, sustainable sources of energy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124104532 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xv, 178 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • PREFACE ix 1. Introduction 1 1.1 My Brief History 1 1.2 The Human Activity of Watching the Sky 3 1.3 Asking Why the Planets Move as They Do 8 1.4 Exoplanets and Completing the Copernican Revolution 16 2. Stellar Wobbles 23 2.1 At the Telescope 23 2.2 For Every Action 28 2.3 Eccentric Orbits 39 2.4 Measuring Precise Radial Velocities 45 2.5 Stellar Jitter 49 2.6 Design Considerations for a Doppler Survey 52 2.7 Concluding Remarks 57 3. Seeing the Shadows of Planets 59 3.1 Measuring and Reading Transit Signals 62 3.2 The Importance of a/R 71 3.3 Transit Timing Variations 74 3.4 Measuring the Brightness of a Star 77 3.5 Radial Velocities First, Transits Second 81 3.6 Transit First, Radial Velocities Second 83 3.7 From Close In to Further Out 89 4. Planets Bending Space-Time 90 4.1 The Geometry of Microlensing 94 4.2 The Microlensing Light Curve 103 4.3 The Microlensing Signal of a Planet 106 4.4 Microlensing Surveys 109 5. Directly Imaging Planets 114 5.1 The Problem of Angular Resolution 115 5.2 The Problem of Contrast 122 5.3 The Problem of Chance Alignment 129 5.4 Measuring the Properties of an Imaged Planet 130 6. The Future of Planet Hunting 132 6.1 Placing the Solar System in Context 133 6.2 Learning How Planets Form 138 6.3 Finding Life Outside the Solar System 141 6.4 Giant Planets as the Tip of the Iceberg 144 6.5 The Future of the Doppler Method: Moving to Dedicated Instrumentation 148 6.6 The Future of Transit Surveys 153 6.7 The Future of Microlensing 155 6.8 The Future of Direct Imaging 158 6.9 Concluding Remarks 160 BIBLIOGRAPHY 163 GLOSSARY 171 INDEX 177.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691156811 20160619
Alien worlds have long been a staple of science fiction. But today, thanks to modern astronomical instrumentation and the achievements of many enterprising observational astronomers, the existence of planets outside our solar system--also known as exoplanets--has moved into the realm of science fact. With planet hunters finding ever smaller, more Earth-like worlds, our understanding of the cosmos is forever changed, yet the question of how astronomers make these discoveries often goes unanswered. How Do You Find an Exoplanet? is an authoritative primer on the four key techniques that today's planet hunters use to detect the feeble signals of planets orbiting distant stars. John Johnson provides you with an insider's perspective on this exciting cutting-edge science, showing how astronomers detect the wobble of stars caused by the gravitational tug of an orbiting planet, the slight diminution of light caused by a planet eclipsing its star, and the bending of space-time by stars and their planets, and how astronomers even directly take pictures of planets next to their bright central stars. Accessible to anyone with a basic foundation in college-level physics, How Do You Find an Exoplanet? sheds new light on the prospect of finding life outside our solar system, how surprising new observations suggest that we may not fully understand how planets form, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691156811 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Preface x 1 Brackets and Bridges 1 Cooper s tragedy 2 The Forth Bridge 4 Members in compression 6 The Quebec Bridge 8 Forces in a bracket 9 The design process 13 Stresses 14 2 Stiffening a Beam Girder Bridges 16 The simple truss 22 Tension trusses 27 Girder bridges: The Forth Bridge 31 3 Arches and Suspension Bridges 33 Building an arch 35 Blackfriars Bridge 37 Pontypridd Bridge 39 The forces in an arch 39 Practical issues 41 Forces within the arch ring 43 Edwards s failure 48 An unexpected failure 49 Arch with point load 50 Iron and concrete arches 51 The suspension bridge 54 Arches in buildings: Flying buttresses 57 Arches in walls 60 4 Bringing the Loads to the Ground The Structural Scheme 63 Introduction 63 The alternatives 64 Nature of the loads 66 Choices 68 Flow of forces or action and reaction 71 Describing the structure 73 Structures are three ]dimensional 75 Statically indeterminate structures 76 5 Safe as Houses? Walls 79 Bricks and mortar 81 Point loads and openings 85 Cavity walls 88 Thick walls 90 Foundation loads 93 Horizontal loads 94 Rafter thrusts 98 Foundation stresses 101 6 Frames A Problem of Stability 103 Timber framing 104 Construction of a barn 108 Bracing forces 111 Bending in the post 112 Light frame construction 113 The coming of iron 115 The frame today 122 The multistorey frame 126 Columns 130 7 Floors and Beams Deflections and Bending Moments 134 The need for science 140 Floors and deflections 140 The forces in the beam 142 Strain 143 Galileo s cantilever 145 Finding the stresses 147 From cantilever to beam 148 Iron and steel beams 150 Cast iron 150 Reinforced concrete beams 153 Continuous beams 155 Shear 159 Two -way floors 160 Other structures in bending 163 Prestressing 168 8 Providing Shelter Roofs 173 Common rafter roofs 174 Purlin roofs 179 Longitudinal stability 185 The roof truss 188 The coming of iron 190 Three -dimensional roofs 192 9 Structures in a Three -Dimensional World 198 Vaults 198 The pointed vault 202 Elaborations on the basic vault form 203 Building vaults 206 Domes 207 Some historical examples 212 The modern three -dimensional structure 216 Anticlastic forms 220 Structures in tension 222 Structures for their time and place 224 10 Materials and Workmanship 226 Walling materials 227 Timber 228 Iron and steel 229 Compatibility of materials 233 Material development and design 234 Appendix: Some Elements of Grammar 235 Glossary 241 Index 250.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119012276 20160704
Structural engineering is central to the design of a building. How the building behaves when subjected to various forces the weight of the materials used to build it, the weight of the occupants or the traffic it carries, the force of the wind etc is fundamental to its stability. The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is therefore critical to the successful design and completion of the buildings and infrastructure that surrounds us. Yet structure is often cloaked in mathematics which many architects and surveyors find difficult to understand. How Structures Work has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way without resorting to complex mathematics. This new edition includes a new chapter on construction materials, and significant revisions to, and reordering of the existing chapters. It is aimed at all who require a good qualitative understanding of structures and their behaviour, and as such will be of benefit to students of architecture, architectural history, building surveying and civil engineering. The straightforward, non-mathematical approach ensures it will also be suitable for a wider audience including building administrators, archaeologists and the interested layman.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119012276 20160704
Engineering Library (Terman)
xix, 636 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part 1. Introduction Part 2. Definitions Part 3. Equations Part 4. Conversion Factors Part 5. Cooling Load Rules of Thumb Part 6. Heating Load Rules of Thumb Part 7. Infiltration Rules of Thumb Part 8. Ventilation Rules of Thumb Part 9. Humidification Rules of Thumb Part 10. People/Occupancy Rules of Thumb Part 11. Lighting Rules of Thumb Part 12. Appliance/Equipment Rules of Thumb Part 13. Cooling Load Factors Part 14. Heating Load Factors Part 15. Design Conditions and Energy Conservation Part 16. HVAC System Selection Criteria Part 17. Air Distribution Systems Part 18. Piping Systems, General Part 19. Hydronic (Water) Piping Systems Part 20. Glycol Piping Systems Part 21. Steam Piping Systems Part 22. Steam Condensate Piping Systems Part 23. AC Condensate Piping Part 24. Refrigerant Piping Systems Part 25. Air Handling Units Part 26. Fans Part 27. Pumps Part 28. Chillers Part 29. Cooling Towers and Condensers Part 30. Heat Exchangers Part 31. Boilers Part 32. Motors and Motor Controllers Part 33. Humidifiers Part 34. Filters Part 35. Insulation Part 36. Fire Stopping and Through-Penetration Systems Part 37. Makeup Water Part 38. Water Treatment and Chemical Feed Systems Part 39. Automatic Controls Building Automation Systems Part 40. Equipment Schedules Part 41. Equipment Manufacturers Part 42. Building Construction Business Fundamentals Part 43. Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information Part 44. Properties of Air Part 45. Properties of Water Part 46. Cleanroom Criteria Part 47. Wind Chill and Heat Index Part 48. Miscellaneous Part 49. General Notes Part 50. Designer's Checklist Part 51. Professional Societies and Trade Organizations Part 52. References and Design Manuals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071482424 20160613
  • 1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. Equations 4. Conversion Factors 5. Cooling Load Rules of Thumb 6. Heating Load Rules of Thumb 7. Infiltration Rules of Thumb 8. Ventilation Rules of Thumb 9. Humidification Rules of Thumb 10. People/Occupancy Rules of Thumb 11. Lighting Rules of Thumb 12. Appliance/Equipment Rules of Thumb 13. Cooling Load Factors 14. Heating Load Factors 15. Design Conditions and Energy Conservation 16. HVAC System Selection Criteria 17. Air Distribution Systems 18. Piping Systems General 19. Hydronic (Water) Piping Systems 20. Glycol Piping Systems 21. Steam Piping Systems 22. Steam Condensate Piping Systems 23. AC Condensate Systems 24. Refrigerant Piping Systems 25. Air Handling Units 26. Fans 27. Pumps 28. Chillers 29. Cooling Towers and Condensers 30. Heat Exchangers 31. Boilers and Furnaces 32. Motors and Motor Controllers 33. Humidifiers 34. Filters 35. Insulation 36. Fire Stopping and Through-Penetration Systems 37. Makeup Water 38. Water Treatment and Chemical Feed Systems 39. Automatic Control and Building Automation Systems 40. Equipment Schedules 41. Equipment Manufacturers 42. Building Construction Business Fundamentals 43. Architectural, Structural and Electrical Information 44. Sound, Vibration, and Acoustics 45. Properties of Air 46. Properties of Water 47. Cleanroom Criteria 48. Wind Chill and Heat Index 49. Miscellaneous 50. General Notes 51. Designer's Checklist 52. Professional Societies and Trade Organizations 53. References and Design Manuals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071829595 20160619
The Latest Information and "Tricks of the Trade" for Achieving First-Rate HVAC Designs on Any Construction Job! HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb presents a wealth of state-of-the-art HVAC design information and guidance, ranging from air distribution to piping systems to plant equipment. This popular reference has now been fully updated to reflect the construction industry's new single body of codes and standards. Featuring an outline format for ease of use, the Second Edition of this all-in-one sourcebook contains: Updated HVAC codes and standards, including the 2006 International Building Code Over 200 equations for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems ASME and ASHRAE code specifications Over 350 rules of thumb for cooling, heating, ventilation, and more New material including: coverage of the new single body of construction codes now used throughout the country Inside This Updated HVAC Design Guide / Definitions / Equations / Rules of Thumb for Cooling, Heating, Infiltration, Ventilation, Humidification, People/Occupancy, Lighting, and Appliance/Equipment / Cooling Load Factors / Heating Load Factors / Design Conditions and Energy Conservation / HVAC System Selection Criteria / Air Distribution Systems / Piping Systems (General, Hydronic, Glycol, Steam, Steam Condensate, AC Condensate, Refrigerant) / Central Plant Equipment (Air-Handling Units, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Heat Exchangers) / Auxiliary Equipment (Fans, Pumps, Motors, Controllers, Variable-Frequency Drives, Filters, Insulation, Fire Stopping) / Automatic Controls/Building Automation Systems / Equipment Schedules / Equipment Manufacturers / Building Construction Business Fundamentals / Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information / Conversion Factors / Properties of Air and Water / Designer's Checklist / Professional Societies and Trade Organizations / References and Design Manuals / Cleanroom Criteria and Standards.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071482424 20160613
This comprehensive volume, often called the "HVAC bible, " has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest code changes, equipment, and techniques HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e offers all of the information an HVAC student or professional needs in one resource. The book thoroughly explains the expansion of piping systems and temperature limitations of new materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, CPVC, and PEX. Detailed information is included for all types of facilities, including offices, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, commercial spaces, and computer rooms. This practical handbook reflects all the latest code changes-including the ASHRAE standards-and explains how to interpret and put them to use. It includes completely updated coverage of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe material. You will get complete coverage of sustainability organizations that have become more important since last edition, including LEED, USGBC, Energy Star. Features hundreds of equations and rules for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems Includes a brand-new chapter on sound, vibration, and acoustics Contains an updated list of equipment manufacturers for all products featured.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071829595 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)

72. HVAC fundamentals [2016]

viii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Updated with chapters on ventilating and exhausting systems and HVAC systems, this third edition of a bestseller covers the range of HVAC systems. The coverages is into components and controls for air, water, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning and readers will learn why one component or system may be chosen over another. New information is included on occupancy comfort, process function, thermodynamics, heat transfer, building envelope conditioned space, heating and cooling load calculations, air duct fundamentals, water pipe fundamentals, variable flow water systems, refrigeration components, piping fundamentals, central plant water chiller optimization, and the latest heat recovery technologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498757041 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiii, 519 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- Part I. Theoretical Background: 2. Stress, strain, and isotropic elasticity-- 3. Statistical thermodynamics-- Part II. Point Defects: 4. Point defect mechanics-- 5. Point defect thermodynamics-- 6. Point defect equilibria-- 7. Point defect kinetics-- Part III. Dislocations: 8. Dislocation geometry-- 9. Dislocation mechanics-- 10. Dislocation interactions and applications-- 11. Partial and extended dislocations-- 12. Dislocation core structure-- Part IV. Grain Boundaries: 13. Grain boundary geometry-- 14. Grain boundary mechanics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107123137 20161205
This textbook provides students with a complete working knowledge of the properties of imperfections in crystalline solids. Readers will learn how to apply the fundamental principles of mechanics and thermodynamics to defect properties in materials science, gaining all the knowledge and tools needed to put this into practice in their own research. Beginning with an introduction to defects and a brief review of basic elasticity theory and statistical thermodynamics, the authors go on to guide the reader in a step-by-step way through point, line, and planar defects, with an emphasis on their structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties. Numerous end-of-chapter exercises enable students to put their knowledge into practice, and with solutions for instructors and MATLAB(R) programs available online, this is an essential text for advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in crystal defects, as well as being ideal for self-study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107123137 20161205
Engineering Library (Terman)
416 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Diversity and vision : 1979-1983
  • Ambition and grandeur : 1984-1988
  • Crisis and resolution : 1989-1993
  • Anticipation and preparation : 1994-1998
  • Endurance and achievement : 1999-2011.
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave NASA the go-ahead to build a Space Station. A generation later, the International Space Station is an established and highly successful research centre in Earth orbit. The history of this extraordinary project is a complex weave of powerful threads - political, diplomatic, financial and technological among them - but none is more fascinating than the story of its design. This book provides the first comprehensive account of the International Space Station's conception, development and assembly in space. As a highly accessible chronicle of a complex piece of design and engineering, it will appeal to readers far beyond the space field. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, a veteran of International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 21 and Shuttle Missions STS-128, STS-129 and STS-133, introduces the book with a personal memoir - 'A Home in Space'.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xviii, 910 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1 The First Aeronautical Engineers Chapter 2 Fundamental Thoughts Chapter 3 The Standard Atmosphere Chapter 4 Basic Aerodynamics Chapter 5 Airfoils, Wings, and Other Aerodynamics Shapes Chapter 6 Elements of Airplane Performance Chapter 7 Principles of Stability and Control Chapter 8 Space Flight (Astronautics) Chapter 9 Propulsion Chapter 10 Hypersonic Vehicles Appendix A Standard Atmosphere, SI Units Appendix B Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering Units Appendix C Symbols and Conversion Factors Appendix D Airfoil Data Answer Key Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780078027673 20160618
Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective. Anderson covers new developments in flight, including unmanned aerial vehicles, uninhabited combat aerial vehicles, and applications of CFD in aircraft design. Many new and revised problems have been added in this edition. Chapter learning features help readers follow the text discussion while highlighting key engineering and industry applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780078027673 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxxvii, 588 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ELECTROMAGNETISM: MAGNETIC PHENOMENA ON THE MACROSCOPIC SCALE Magnetic Fields Magnetic Field Magnetic Induction Magnetic Field Calculations References Further Reading Exercises Magnetization and Magnetic Moment Magnetic Moment Magnetic Poles and Amperian Bound Currents Magnetization Magnetic Circuits and the Demagnetizing Field Penetration of Alternating Magnetic Fields into Materials References Further Reading Exercises Magnetic Measurements Induction Methods Force Methods Methods Depending on Changes in Material Properties Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices References Further Reading Exercises Magnetic Materials Classification of Magnetic Materials Magnetic Properties of Ferromagnets Different Types of Ferromagnetic Materials for Applications Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism References Further Reading Exercises MAGNETISM IN MATERIALS: MAGNETIC PHENOMENA ON THE MICROSCOPIC SCALE Magnetic Properties Hysteresis and Related Properties Barkhausen Effect and Related Phenomena Magnetostriction Magnetoresistance References Further Reading Exercises Magnetic Domains Development of Domain Theory Energy Considerations and Domain Patterns References Further Reading Exercises Domain Walls Properties of Domain Boundaries Domain-Wall Motion References Further Reading Exercises Domain Processes Reversible and Irreversible Domain Processes Determination of Magnetization Curves from Pinning Models Theory of Ferromagnetic Hysteresis Dynamics of Domain Magnetization Processes References Further Reading Exercises Magnetic Order and Critical Phenomena Theories of Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism Theories of Ordered Magnetism Magnetic Structure References Further Reading Exercises Electronic Magnetic Moments Classical Model of Magnetic Moments of Electrons Quantum Mechanical Model of Magnetic Moments of Electrons Magnetic Properties of Free Atoms References Further Reading Exercises Quantum Theory of Magnetism Electron-Electron Interactions Localized Electron Theory Itinerant Electron Theory References Further Reading Exercises MAGNETICS: TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Soft Magnetic Materials Properties and Applications of Soft Magnets Materials for AC Applications Materials for DC Applications Materials for Magnetic Shielding References Further Reading Materials Conferences Hard Magnetic Materials Properties and Applications of Hard Magnets Permanent Magnet Materials References Further Reading Materials Conferences Magnetic Recording History of Magnetic Recording Magnetic Recording Media Recording Heads and the Recording Process Modeling the Magnetic Recording Process References Further Reading Magnetic Evaluation of Materials Methods for Evaluation of Materials Properties Methods for Detection of Flaws and Other Inhomogeneities Magnetic Imaging Methods Sensitivity to Microstructure and Material Treatment References Further Reading Solutions to Exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482238877 20160619
A long overdue update, this edition of Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials is a complete revision of its predecessor. While it provides relatively minor updates to the first two sections, the third section contains vast updates to reflect the enormous progress made in applications in the past 15 years, particularly in magnetic recording. The book includes significant updates to soft magnetic materials, hard magnetic materials, magnetic data storage, and magnetic evaluation of materials. It also adds new information on magneto-transport, small particles, nanomagnetism, magnetic semiconductors, spintronics, and high-frequency magnetism. See What's New in the Third Edition * New coverage of applications of magnetism and magnetic materials, especially in magnetic recording * Additional exercises with complete worked-out solutions at the end of the book * Updated references at the end of each chapter The book adopts an unusual but effectively focused question-answer framework. Each major head is introduced by a question followed by an attempt to answer. This approach maintains attention to the subject matter at hand and clarifies the objective of each section without needless digression. Each chapter also features updated and new exercise problems, accompanied by a solutions manual at the back of the book. This edition gives you an excellent introduction to the key and current theories, practices, and applications of magnetics and magnetic materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482238877 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxvi, 423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to Optics Introduction Law of Reflection Law of Refraction Interference Diffraction Polarization Fresnel Equations Thin Film Optics Optical Components Refraction at Curved Interface Paraxial Optics Problems Laser Beams Gaussian Beams The ABCD Law for Gaussian Beams Laser Collimator Vortex Beams Bessel Beams Problems Sources, Detectors, and Recording Media Introduction Radiometric Units Blackbody Light Sources Detectors Recording Media Image Detectors Spatial Light Modulators Problems Interferometry Introduction Early History Generation of Coherent Waves/Sources Fringe Patterns Some More Interferometers Phase Shifting Problems Techniques Holography and Hologram Interferometry Speckle Phenomenon, Speckle Photography, and Speckle Interferometry The Moire Phenomena Photoelasticity Microscopy Problems Measurement of Refractive Index Introduction Spectrometer Goniometer Methods Based on the Measurement of Critical Angle Measurement of Brewster Angle Ellipsometry Spectral Transmission Measurement Interferometry Problems Measurement of Radius of Curvature and Focal Length Introduction Measurement of Radius of Curvature Scanning Profilometry Radius of Curvature Measurement by Talbot Interferometry Measurement of Focal Length Moire Deflectometry Problems Optical Testing Testing of a Flat Surface Testing of Spherical Surfaces Testing of Aspherical Surfaces Oblique Incidence Interferometer Shear Interferometry Long Wavelength Interferometry Problems Angle Measurement Definition of an Angle Autocollimator Goniometer Interferometry Problems Thickness Measurement Triangulation-Based Probe Spectral Reflectometry Ellipsometry Interferometry Low Coherence Interferometry Confocal Microscopy Light Section Microscopy Problems Measurement of Velocity Introduction Scattering from a Moving Particle-Doppler Shift Scatter Light Beams Anemometry Multichannel LDA Systems Signal Processing Particle Image Velocimetry Measurement of Very High Velocity Problems Pressure Measurement Pressure Sensitive Paint Measurement of Pressure with Photoelastic Material Ruby Pressure Standard Fabry-Perot Etalon as Pressure Sensor Problems Fiber Optic- and MEM-Based Measurements Introduction Intensity Modulation Phase Modulation Pressure Sensor: Membrane Type Bragg Grating Sensors Polarization Maintaining Single-Mode Fibers Fiber Optic Biosensors Problems Length Measurement Introduction Measurement of Gauge Blocks and Slip Gauges Gauge Block Interferometry: Comparison with a Standard Comb Generation and Gauge Block Calibration Modulated Frequency-Displacement Sensor Displacement Measurement with Interferometry Angle Interferometer The Moire Technique for Displacement Measurement Displacement Distribution Measurement Moire Techniques Digital Image Correlation Problems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482236101 20160619
Introduction to Optical Metrology examines the theory and practice of various measurement methodologies utilizing the wave nature of light. The book begins by introducing the subject of optics, and then addresses the propagation of laser beams through free space and optical systems. After explaining how a Gaussian beam propagates, how to set up a collimator to get a collimated beam for experimentation, and how to detect and record optical signals, the text: * Discusses interferometry, speckle metrology, moire phenomenon, photoelasticity, and microscopy * Describes the different principles used to measure the refractive indices of solids, liquids, and gases * Presents methods for measuring curvature, focal length, angle, thickness, velocity, pressure, and length * Details techniques for optical testing as well as for making fiber optic- and MEMS-based measurements * Depicts a wave propagating in the positive z-direction by ei(omegat - kz), as opposed to ei(kz - omegat) Featuring exercise problems at the end of each chapter, Introduction to Optical Metrology provides an applied understanding of essential optical measurement concepts, techniques, and procedures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482236101 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxi, 636 pages : illustrations (some colors) ; 24 cm
  • The Early History of Spin Spin The Bohr Planetary Model and Space Quantization The Birth of "Spin" The Stern-Gerlach Experiment The Advent of Spintronics Problems References The Quantum Mechanics of Spin Pauli Spinmatrices The Pauli Equation and Spinors More on the Pauli Equation Extending the Pauli Equation - The Dirac Equation The Time Independent Dirac Equation Problems Appendix References The Bloch Sphere The Spinor and the "Qubit" The Bloch Sphere Concept Problems References Evolution of a Spinor on the Bloch Sphere Spin-1/2 Particle in a Constant Magnetic Field: Larmor Precession Preparing to Derive the Rabi Formula The Rabi Formula Problems References The Density Matrix The Density Matrix Concept: Case of a Pure State Properties of the Density Matrix Pure versus Mixed State Concept of the Bloch Ball Time Evolution of the Density Matrix: Case of Mixed State The Relaxation Times T1 and T2 and the Bloch Equations Problems References Spin-Orbit Interaction Microscopic or Intrinsic Spin-Orbit Interaction in an Atom Macroscopic or Extrinsic Spin-Orbit Interaction Problems References Magneto-Electric Subbands in Quantum Confined Structures in the Presence of Spin-Orbit Interaction Dispersion Relations of Spin Resolved Magneto-Electric Subbands and Eigenspinors in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas in the Presence of Spin-Orbit Interaction Dispersion Relations of Spin Resolved Magneto-Electric Subbands and Eigenspinors in a One-Dimensional Electron Gas in the Presence of Spin-Orbit Interaction Magnetic Field Perpendicular to Wire Axis and the Electric Field Causing Rashba Effect (i.e., along the z-axis) Eigenenergies of Spin Resolved Subbands and Eigenspinors in a Quantum Dot in the Presence of Spin-Orbit Interaction Why Are the Dispersion Relations Important? Problems References Spin Relaxation The Spin-Independent Spin-Orbit Magnetic Field Spin Relaxation Mechanisms Spin Relaxation in a Quantum Dot Problems References Some Spin Phenomena The Spin Hall Effect The Spin Galvanic Effect The Spin Capacitor Effect The Spin Transfer Torque Effect The Spin Hanle Effect The Spin Seebeck Effect The Spin Peltier Effect Problems References Exchange Interaction Identical Particles and the Pauli Exclusion Principle Hartree and Hartree-Fock Approximations The Role of Exchange in Ferromagnetism The Heisenberg Hamiltonian Problems References Spin Transport in Solids The Drift-Diffusion Model The Semiclassical Model Concluding Remarks Problems References Passive Spintronic Devices and Related Concepts Spin Valve Spin Injection Efficiency Hysteresis in Spin Valve Magnetoresistance Giant Magnetoresistance Spin Accumulation Spin Injection across a Ferromagnet/Metal Interface Spin Injection in a Spin Valve Spin Extraction at the Interface between a Ferromagnet and a Semiconductor Problems References Active Devices Based on Spin and Charge Spin-Based Transistors Spin Field Effect Transistors (SPINFET) Analysis of the Two-Dimensional SPINFET Device Performance of SPINFETs Power Dissipation Estimates Other Types of SPINFETs The Importance of the Spin Injection Efficiency Transconductance, Gain, Bandwidth, and Isolation Spin Bipolar Junction Transistors (SBJT) GMR-Based Transistors Concluding Remarks Problems References All-Electric Spintronics with Quantum Point Contacts Quantum Point Contacts A Few Recent Experimental Results with QPCs and QDs Spin Orbit Coupling Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling (RSOC) Lateral Spin-Orbit Coupling (LSOC) Stern-Gerlach Type Spatial Spin Separation in a QPC Structure Detection of Spin Polarization Observation of a 0.5 G0 Conductance Plateau in Asymmetrically Biased QPCs with In-Plane Side Gates Prospect for Generation of Spin Polarized Current at Higher Temperatures Prospect for an All-Electric Spin FET Conclusion Problems References Single Spin Processors Single Spintronics Reading and Writing Single Spin Single Spin Logic Energy Dissipation Issues Comparison between Spin Transistors and Single-Spin-Processors Concluding Remarks Problems References Quantum Computing with Spins The Quantum Inverter Can the NAND Gate Be Switched without Dissipating Energy? Universal Reversible Gate: The Toffoli-Fredkin Gate A-Matrix Quantum Gates Qubits Superposition States Quantum Parallelism Universal Quantum Gates A 2-Qubit "Spintronic" Universal Quantum Gate Conclusion Problems References Nanomagnetic Logic: Computing with Giant Classical Spins Nanomagnetic Logic and Bennett Clocking Why Nanomagnetism? Problems References A Brief Quantum Mechanics Primer Blackbody Radiation and Quantization of Electromagnetic Energy The Concept of the Photon Wave-Particle Duality and the De Broglie Wavelength Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Some Elements of Semiconductor Physics: Particular Applications in Nanostructures The Rayleigh-Ritz Variational Procedure The Transfer Matrix Formalism Peierls' Transformation Problems References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482255560 20160619
Introduction to Spintronics provides an accessible, organized, and progressive presentation of the quantum mechanical concept of spin and the technology of using it to store, process, and communicate information. Fully updated and expanded to 18 chapters, this Second Edition: * Reflects the explosion of study in spin-related physics, addressing seven important physical phenomena with spintronic device applications * Discusses the recently discovered field of spintronics without magnetism, which allows one to manipulate spin currents by purely electrical means * Explores lateral spin-orbit interaction and its many nuances, as well as the possibility to implement spin polarizers and analyzers using quantum point contacts * Introduces the concept of single-domain-nanomagnet-based computing, an ultra-energy-efficient approach to compute and store information using nanomagnets, offering a practical rendition of single-spin logic architecture ideas and an alternative to transistor-based computing hardware * Features many new drill problems, and includes a solution manual and figure slides with qualifying course adoption Still the only known spintronics textbook written in English, Introduction to Spintronics, Second Edition is a must read for those interested in the science and technology of storing, processing, and communicating information via the spin degree of freedom of electrons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482255560 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
1141 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
  • 1. DC circuits-- 2. RC circuits-- 3. Diode circuits-- 4. Transistors I-- 5. Transistors II-- 6. Operational amplifiers I-- 7. Operational amplifiers II: nice positive feedback-- 8. Operational amplifiers III-- 9. Operational amplifiers IV: nasty positive feedback-- 10. Operational amplifiers V: PID motor control loop-- 11. Voltage regulators-- 12. MOSFET switches-- 13. Group audio project-- 14. Logic gates-- 15. Logic compilers, sequential circuits, flip-flops-- 16. Counters-- 17. Memory: state machines-- 18. Analog to digital: phase-locked loop-- 19. Microcontrollers and microprocessors I: processor/controller-- 20. I/O, first assembly language-- 21. Bit operations-- 22. Interrupt: ADC and DAC-- 23. Moving pointers, serial buses-- 24. Dallas Standalone Micro, SiLabs SPI RAM-- 25. Toys in the attic-- Appendices-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521177238 20160619
This introduction to circuit design is unusual in several respects. First, it offers not just explanations, but a full course. Each of the twenty-five sessions begins with a discussion of a particular sort of circuit followed by the chance to try it out and see how it actually behaves. Accordingly, students understand the circuit's operation in a way that is deeper and much more satisfying than the manipulation of formulas. Second, it describes circuits that more traditional engineering introductions would postpone: on the third day, we build a radio receiver; on the fifth day, we build an operational amplifier from an array of transistors. The digital half of the course centers on applying microcontrollers, but gives exposure to Verilog, a powerful Hardware Description Language. Third, it proceeds at a rapid pace but requires no prior knowledge of electronics. Students gain intuitive understanding through immersion in good circuit design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521177238 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxi, 224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix List of Tables and Figures xiii Foreword xix Introduction 1 What is a Maker? And What is Maker-Centered Learning? 4 A Road Map to the Journey Ahead 8 1 Exploring the Benefits of Maker-Centered Learning 15 Learning from Maker Educators and Thought Leaders 17 Identifying the Real Benefits of Maker-Centered Learning 18 Understanding the Primary Outcomes of Maker-Centered Learning: Developing Agency and Building Character 19 Understanding the Secondary Outcomes of Maker-Centered Learning: Cultivating Discipline-Specific and Maker-Specific Knowledge and Skills 35 Recapping the Real Benefits of Maker-Centered Learning 39 2 Teaching and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom 43 Maker-Centered Roots and Connections 45 Who (and What) Are the Teachers in the Maker-Centered Classroom? 51 Students as Teachers 51 Teachers in the Community 55 Online Knowledge Sourcing 56 Tools and Materials as Teachers 57 What Does Teaching Look Like in the Maker-Centered Classroom? 59 Facilitating Student Collaboration 60 Encouraging Co-inspiration and Co-critique 63 Redirecting Authority and the Ethics of Knowledge Sharing 70 What Does Learning Look Like in the Maker-Centered Classroom? 73 Figuring It Out 74 What Does the Maker-Centered Classroom Look Like? 77 Tools and Materials 78 Storage and Visibility 80 Specific and Flexible Spaces 83 3 Developing a Sense of Maker Empowerment 85 What Is Agency? 89 Choice, Intention, and Action 89 Scope: Agency and the Complex Web of Interrelated Actions 91 Locus: Participating in Agentic Action 94 Agency and Maker Empowerment 98 Empowerment and Social Justice 101 Empowerment in Education 103 4 Developing a Sensitivity to Design 109 Developing a Sensitivity to Design in a Consumer-Driven World 111 The Hidden Mechanics of Stuff 112 Living in the Throes of a Throwaway Culture 114 What Is a Sensitivity to Design? 116 How Are Students Sensitive (or Not) to Design? 120 Seeing the Designed World as Malleable 122 5 Maker-Centered Teaching and Learning in Action 127 A Framework for Maker Empowerment 128 Looking Closely 130 Exploring Complexity 133 Finding Opportunity 136 Tools and Techniques for Supporting Maker-Centered Thinking and Learning 141 Dispositional Development and Thinking Routines 142 Developing Thinking Routines to Support a Sensitivity to Design 142 Conclusion 155 Maker-Centered Learning: Challenges and Puzzles 157 Considering the Ethical Dimensions of Maker-Centered Learning 158 Equity and Access in the Maker-Centered Classroom 159 Supporting and Sustaining Maker-Centered Practice 162 Looking Ahead: The Future of Maker-Centered Learning 163 Imagine If... 166 Afterword 169 Appendix A: Overview of Interview Participants 173 Appendix B: Thinking Routines 175 Notes 185 References 195 Index 203 About the Authors 223.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119259701 20170313
The Agency by Design guide to implementing maker-centered teaching and learning Maker-Centered Learning provides both a theoretical framework and practical resources for the educators, curriculum developers, librarians, administrators, and parents navigating this burgeoning field. Written by the expert team from the Agency by Design initiative at Harvard's Project Zero, this book * Identifies a set of educational practices and ideas that define maker-centered learning, and introduces the focal concepts of maker empowerment and sensitivity to design. * Shares cutting edge research that provides evidence of the benefits of maker-centered learning for students and education as a whole. * Presents a clear Project Zero-based framework for maker-centered teaching and learning * Includes valuable educator resources that can be applied in a variety of design and maker-centered learning environments * Describes unique thinking routines that foster the primary maker capacities of looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity. A surge of voices from government, industry, and education have argued that, in order to equip the next generation for life and work in the decades ahead, it is vital to support maker-centered learning in various educational environments. Maker-Centered Learning provides insight into what that means, and offers tools and knowledge that can be applied anywhere that learning takes place.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119259701 20170313
Engineering Library (Terman)