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xxii, 377 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I: Foundations 1. Introduction to adaptive behaviour 2. Adaptive Beginnings 3. The emergence of the adaptive point of view 4. Summertime Overheating in Schools 5. The first international conference on thermal comfort 6. Adapting to enforced changes of temperature 7. The First Meta-analysis 8. Clothing outdoors and during sleep 9. Meta-analysis 2: relating climate to indoor comfort 10. The origin of the Oxford Thermal Comfort Unit 11. Fieldwork in Pakistan 12. Raising awareness of the adaptive approach 13. Beginning fieldwork at Oxford Brookes University 14. PMV and the results of field studies 15. Adaptation and the ASHRAE RP-884 database 16. Going international: the SCATs project Part II: Analysis 17. Introducing part 2 18. Using the Method of Successive Categories to explore the properties of thermal comfort scales 19. Developing, adapting and testing thermal subjective scales 20. A Simple Heat Exchange Model for Thermal Comfort Conditions 21. Regression analysis: general features and effects of data-selection and binning 22. The effects of error in the predictor-variable 23. Mutual relation between room temperature and subjective warmth 24. The relation between regression analysis and probit analysis 25. The dependence of subjective warmth on within-day changes in room temperature 26. Constructing Bell-shaped Curves for Comfort and Temperature 27. Tolerance of seasonal drift of indoor temperature 28. Estimating Neutral Temperatures from Survey Data 29. The adaptive relation between indoor neutral temperatures and the outdoor climate 30. Do people like to feel neutral? Semantic offsets and zero-errors 31. Clothing and thermal behaviour 32. Interactions among environmental variables, adaptation and overall comfort 33. Drawing the threads together.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415691611 20160619
There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. These models require knowledge about clothing and activity, but can give little guidance on how to quantify them in any future situation. This has forced designers to make assumptions about people's future behaviour based on very little information and, as a result, encouraged static design indoor temperatures. This book is the second in a three volume set covering all aspects of Adaptive Thermal Comfort. The first part narrates the development of the adaptive approach to thermal comfort from its early beginnings in the 1960s. It discusses recent work in the field and suggests ways in which it can be developed and modelled. Such models can be used to set dynamic, interactive standards for thermal comfort which will help overcome the problems inherited from the past. The second part of the volume engages with the practical and theoretical problems encountered in field studies and in their statistical analysis, providing guidance towards their resolution, so that valid conclusions may be drawn from such studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415691611 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xviii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • List of Contributors xi Series Preface xiii Preface xv 1 Thermal Conductivity of Graphene and Its Polymer Nanocomposites: A Review 1 Yingyan Zhang, Yu Wang, Chien Ming Wang and Yuantong Gu 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Graphene 1 1.2.1 Introduction of Graphene 1 1.2.2 Properties of Graphene 6 1.2.3 Thermal Conductivity of Graphene 7 1.3 Thermal Conductivity of Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites 9 1.3.1 Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Nanocomposites 9 1.3.2 Modelling of Thermal Conductivity of Nanocomposites 9 1.3.3 Progress and Challenge for Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites 14 1.3.4 Interfacial Thermal Resistance 16 1.3.5 Approaches for Reduction of Interfacial Thermal Resistance 19 1.4 Concluding Remarks 22 References 22 2 Mechanics of CNT Network Materials 29 Mesut Kirca and Albert C. To 2.1 Introduction 29 2.1.1 Types of CNT Network Materials 30 2.1.2 Synthesis of CNT Network Materials 31 2.1.3 Applications 35 2.2 Experimental Studies on Mechanical Characterization of CNT Network Materials 39 2.2.1 Non-covalent CNT Network Materials 40 2.2.2 Covalently Bonded CNT Network Materials 45 2.3 Theoretical Approaches Toward CNT Network Modeling 48 2.3.1 Ordered CNT Networks 48 2.3.2 Randomly Organized CNT Networks 50 2.4 Molecular Dynamics Study of Heat-Welded CNT Network Materials 55 2.4.1 A Stochastic Algorithm for Modeling Heat-Welded Random CNT Network 56 2.4.2 Tensile Behavior of Heat-Welded CNT Networks 60 References 65 3 Mechanics of Helical Carbon Nanomaterials 71 Hiroyuki Shima and Yoshiyuki Suda 3.1 Introduction 71 3.1.1 Historical Background 71 3.1.2 Classification: Helical Tube or Fiber ? 73 3.1.3 Fabrication and Characterization 74 3.2 Theory of HN-Tubes 76 3.2.1 Microscopic Model 76 3.2.2 Elastic Elongation 79 3.2.3 Giant Stretchability 80 3.2.4 Thermal Transport 82 3.3 Experiment of HN-Fibers 84 3.3.1 Axial Elongation 84 3.3.2 Axial Compression 87 3.3.3 Resonant Vibration 89 3.3.4 Fracture Measurement 92 3.4 Perspective and Possible Applications 93 3.4.1 Reinforcement Fiber for Composites 93 3.4.2 Morphology Control in Synthesis 93 References 94 4 Computational Nanomechanics Investigation Techniques 99 Ghasem Ghadyani and Moones Rahmandoust 4.1 Introduction 99 4.2 Fundamentals of the Nanomechanics 100 4.2.1 Molecular Mechanics 101 4.2.2 Newtonian Mechanics 101 4.2.3 Lagrangian Equations of Motion 102 4.2.4 Hamilton Equations of a -Space 104 4.3 Molecular Dynamics Method 106 4.3.1 Interatomic Potentials 106 4.3.2 Link Between Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics 112 4.3.3 Limitations of Molecular Dynamics Simulations 114 4.4 Tight Binding Method 115 4.5 Hartree Fock and Related Methods 116 4.6 Density Functional Theory 118 4.7 Multiscale Simulation Methods 120 4.8 Conclusion 120 References 120 5 Probabilistic Strength Theory of Carbon Nanotubes and Fibers 123 Xi F. Xu and Irene J. Beyerlein 5.1 Introduction 123 5.2 A Probabilistic Strength Theory of CNTs 124 5.2.1 Asymptotic Strength Distribution of CNTs 124 5.2.2 Nonasymptotic Strength Distribution of CNTs 127 5.2.3 Incorporation of Physical and Virtual Testing Data 130 5.3 Strength Upscaling from CNTs to CNT Fibers 135 5.3.1 A Local Load Sharing Model 136 5.3.2 Interpretation of CNT Bundle Tensile Testing 139 5.3.3 Strength Upscaling Across CNT-Bundle-Fiber Scales 141 5.4 Conclusion 145 References 145 6 Numerical Nanomechanics of Perfect and Defective Hetero-junction CNTs 147 Ali Ghavamian, Moones Rahmandoust and Andreas Ochsner 6.1 Introduction 147 6.1.1 Literature Review: Mechanical Properties of Homogeneous CNTs 147 6.1.2 Literature Review: Mechanical Properties of Hetero-junction CNTs 150 6.2 Theory and Simulation 152 6.2.1 Atomic Geometry and Finite Element Simulation of Homogeneous CNTs 152 6.2.2 Atomic Geometry and Finite Element Simulation of Hetero-junction CNTs 153 6.2.3 Finite Element Simulation of Atomically Defective Hetero-junction CNTs 155 6.3 Results and Discussion 156 6.3.1 Linear Elastic Properties of Perfect Hetero-junction CNTs 156 6.3.2 Linear Elastic Properties of Atomically Defective Hetero-junction CNTs 162 6.4 Conclusion 164 References 171 7 A Methodology for the Prediction of Fracture Properties in Polymer Nanocomposites 175 Samit Roy and Avinash Akepati 7.1 Introduction 175 7.2 Literature Review 175 7.3 Atomistic J-Integral Evaluation Methodology 176 7.4 Atomistic J-Integral at Finite Temperature 181 7.5 Cohesive Contour-based Approach for J-Integral 184 7.6 Numerical Evaluation of Atomistic J-Integral 185 7.7 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked Nanographene Platelet 187 7.8 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked Nanographene Platelet at Finite Temperature (T = 300 K) 190 7.9 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked Nanographene Platelet Using ReaxFF 192 7.10 Atomistic J-Integral Calculation for a Center-Cracked EPON 862 Model 194 7.11 Conclusions and Future Work 197 Acknowledgment 198 References 199 8 Mechanical Characterization of 2D Nanomaterials and Composites 201 Ruth E. Roman, Nicola M. Pugno and Steven W. Cranford 8.1 Discovering 2D in a 3D World 201 8.2 2D Nanostructures 203 8.2.1 Graphene 203 8.2.2 Graphynes and Graphene Allotropes 204 8.2.3 Silicene 205 8.2.4 Boron Nitride 206 8.2.5 Molybdenum Disulfide 207 8.2.6 Germanene, Stanene, and Phosphorene 208 8.3 Mechanical Assays 210 8.3.1 Experimental 210 8.3.2 Computational 211 8.4 Mechanical Properties and Characterization 212 8.4.1 Defining Stress 213 8.4.2 Uniaxial Stress, Plane Stress, and Plane Strain 214 8.4.3 Stiffness 216 8.4.4 Effect of Bond Density 218 8.4.5 Bending Rigidity 219 8.4.6 Adhesion 222 8.4.7 Self-Adhesion and Folding 225 8.5 Failure 227 8.5.1 Quantized Fracture Mechanics 228 8.5.2 Nanoscale Weibull Statistics 231 8.6 Multilayers and Composites 233 8.7 Conclusion 236 Acknowledgment 236 References 237 9 The Effect of Chirality on the Mechanical Properties of Defective Carbon Nanotubes 243 Keka Talukdar 9.1 Introduction 243 9.2 Carbon Nanotubes, Their Molecular Structure and Bonding 245 9.2.1 Diameter and Chiral Angle 245 9.2.2 Bonding Speciality in CNTs 246 9.2.3 Defects in CNT Structure 246 9.3 Methods and Modelling 247 9.3.1 Simulation Method 247 9.3.2 Berendsen Thermostat 248 9.3.3 Second-Generation REBO Potential 249 9.3.4 C C Non-bonding Potential 251 9.3.5 Method of Calculation 251 9.4 Results and Discussions 251 9.4.1 Results for SWCNTs 251 9.4.2 Results for SWCNT Bundle and MWCNTs 255 9.4.3 Chirality Dependence 260 9.5 Conclusions 262 References 263 10 Mechanics of Thermal Transport in Mass-Disordered Nanostructures 265 Ganesh Balasubramanian 10.1 Introduction 265 10.2 Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics to Understand Vibrational Spectra 266 10.3 Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics for Property Prediction 268 10.4 Quantum Mechanical Calculations for Phonon Dispersion Features 270 10.5 Mean-Field Approximation Model for Binary Mixtures 272 10.6 Materials Informatics for Design of Mass-Disordered Structures 275 10.7 Future Directions in Mass-Disordered Nanomaterials 278 References 279 11 Thermal Boundary Resistance Effects in Carbon Nanotube Composites 281 Dimitrios V. Papavassiliou, Khoa Bui and Huong Nguyen 11.1 Introduction 281 11.2 Background 282 11.3 Techniques to Enhance the Thermal Conductivity of CNT Nanocomposites 285 11.4 Dual-Walled CNTs and Composites with CNTs Encapsulated in Silica 286 11.4.1 Simulation Setup 287 11.4.2 Results 289 11.5 Discussion and Conclusions 291 Acknowledgment 291 References 291 Index 295.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119068938 20180611
Contains the latest research advances in computational nanomechanics in one comprehensive volume * Covers computational tools used to simulate and analyse nanostructures * Includes contributions from leading researchers * Covers of new methodologies/tools applied to computational nanomechanics whilst also giving readers the new findings on carbon-based aggregates (graphene, carbon-nanotubes, nanocomposites) * Evaluates the impact of nanoscale phenomena in materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119068938 20180611
Engineering Library (Terman)
xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Traditional Systems Engineering (SE) has flourished since the United States first entered the space race and developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. In ensuing decades more complex systems and/or systems-of-systems have resulted from continuous advancements in the technological world. Industry has been challenged by the constantly evolving needs for managing the growing number of systems and interfaces. Advances in Systems Engineering helps to address these challenges by shedding light upon modern systems engineering thought processes and paradigms. Its purpose is to explore research and development advances that are at the forefront of systems engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781624104084 20170109
Engineering Library (Terman)
xv, 516 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In recent years it has become clear that the increasing population of space debris could lead to catastrophic consequences in the near term. The Kessler syndrome (where the density of objects in orbit is high enough that collisions could set off a cascade) is now more realistic than when it was first proposed in 1978. Although statistically less likely to Occur than an orbital collision, an asteroid impact on Earth could have devastating consequences. Asteroids and space debris represent a significant hazard for both space and terrestrial assets; at the same time asteroids also represent an opportunity. Asteroid and Space Debris Manipulation features material initially developed for lectures presented at the Opening Training School of Stardust, a training and research network devoted to developing and mastering techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection, and exploitation. The book covers a range of topics and disciplines developed within Stardust and provides a mixture of fundamental material, practical applications-and examples of key enabling technologies for the future. One of the key goals of Stardust is to train the next generation of engineers and scientists to turn the threat represented by asteroids and space debris into an opportunity and mitigate, if not remove, the threat of an impact. Stardust integrates multiple disciplines, from robotics to applied mathematics, from computational intelligence to astrodynamics, to find practical and effective solutions to the asteroid and space debris issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781624103230 20170123
Engineering Library (Terman)
xv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198752851 20180403
Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a whole. In this Very Short Introduction, the leading astrophysicist James Binney shows how the field of astrophysics has expanded rapidly in the past century, with vast quantities of data gathered by telescopes exploiting all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, combined with the rapid advance of computing power, which has allowed increasingly effective mathematical modelling. He illustrates how the application of fundamental principles of physics - the consideration of energy and mass, and momentum - and the two pillars of relativity and quantum mechanics, has provided insights into phenomena ranging from rapidly spinning millisecond pulsars to the collision of giant spiral galaxies. This is a clear, rigorous introduction to astrophysics for those keen to cut their teeth on a conceptual treatment involving some mathematics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxvi, 1120 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Expanded and updated with new findings and new features New chapter on Global Climate providing a self-contained treatment of climate forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity New chapter on Atmospheric Organic Aerosols and new treatment of the statistical method of Positive Matrix Factorization Updated treatments of physical meteorology, atmospheric nucleation, aerosol-cloud relationships, chemistry of biogenic hydrocarbons Each topic developed from the fundamental science to the point of application to real-world problems New problems at an introductory level to aid in classroom teaching.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
542 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Big data analytics concepts
  • Big data analytics implementations
  • Advanced topics.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 396 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction to Bioinspired Photonic Systems Biological and Bioinspired Photonics Evolution Historical Perspective and the Advent of Microscopy Tools of the Trade Bioinspired Photonics in the Twenty-First Century and the Challenge of Multidisciplinary Science Structural Color I: Low-Dimensional Structures Next Generation Applications Inspired by Ancient Structures Sparkly, Vibrant, Bright, and Shiny-Light and Biology in Action Describing Biological Photonic Structures One-Dimensional Layered Structures Two-Dimensional Structures Structural Color II: Complex Structures Quasi Two-/Three-Dimensional Structures Three-Dimensional Structures Nanostructures in Black and White Dynamic, Adaptive Color Color Changing Organisms as Inspiration The Expanding Display Industry Nature's "Unconventional" Display Technologies Cephalopods Architectures of Dynamic Biological Photonics Chromatophores Chromatophore-Inspired Structures Dynamic Structural Color: Iridophores and Leucophores Actuating Structural Color Vision Systems Inspiring Vision Biological Eyes: The Front-End Optics Photoreceptors: The Imager's Back End Spectral Sensitivities 188 Secondary Structures Applications Biomaterials for Photonics Chitin Silk Biosilica Reflectins Luciferins and GFP-Bioluminescence and Fluorescence Opsins Sensors Introduction Infrared Sensing Gas and Vapor Sensors Energy from Light Insatiable Appetite for Power and Energy Harvesting Solar Power Photosynthesis Photovoltaics Antireflective Structures Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis Hybrid Systems Nanoantennas The Future of Bioinspired Photonics: Challenges and Opportunities Inspiration from Natural Systems for Conventional and Unconventional Applications Fabrication Is Still a Challenge Biological Fabrication STEM Education and Outreach Importance of Multidisciplinary and Basic Research Index References appear at the end of each chapter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466504028 20160619
Harness the Wonders of the Natural World As our in-depth knowledge of biological systems increases, the number of devices and applications built from these principles is rapidly growing. Bioinspired Photonics: Optical Structures and Systems Inspired by Nature provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the captivating and diverse photonic systems seen in nature and explores how we take inspiration from them to create new photonic materials and devices. See How Photonic Systems in Nature Work The book presents important examples of how combining biological inspiration with state-of-the-art nanoscience is resulting in the emergence of a field focused on developing real improvements in materials and devices. The author walks readers through examples taken from nature, delves into their characterization and performance, and describes the unique features of their performance. She interweaves this material with discussions on fabricating synthetic versions of the systems as well as specific aspects of the biological examples that researchers are leveraging in their own work. Replicate and Take Inspiration from These Systems for Fabrication and Application Suitable for a multidisciplinary audience of scientists, technologists, students, and lay people, this book covers a wide range of topics encompassed by bioinspired photonics in an easy-to-follow way. Newcomers to the field will acquire the minimum background necessary to begin exploring this fascinating subject while experts will discover state-of-the-art approaches to biomimetic and bioinspired photonic systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466504028 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chielfy color) ; 26 cm.
  • Summary
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • Prelude
  • Part I. The butterfly fractal
  • 0. Kiss precise. Apollonian gaskets and integer wonderlands
  • Appendix. An Apollonian sand painting--the world's largest artwork
  • 1. The fractal family. The Mandelbrot set
  • The Feigenbaum set
  • Classic fractals
  • The Hofstadter set
  • Appendix. Harper's equation as an iterative mapping
  • 2. Geometry, number theory, and the butterfly : friendly numbers and kissing circles. Ford circles, the Farey tree, and the butterfly
  • A butterfly at every scale--butterfly recursions
  • Scaling and universality
  • The butterfly and a hidden trefoil symmetry
  • Closing words : physics and number theory
  • Appendix A. Hofstadter recursions and butterfly generations
  • Appendix B. Some theorems of number theory
  • Appendix C. Continued-fraction expansions
  • Appendix D. Nearest-integer continued fraction expansion
  • Appendix E. Farey paths and some comments on universality
  • 3. The Apollonian-butterfly connection (ABC). Integral Apollonian gaskets (IAG) and the butterfly
  • The kaleidoscopic effect and trefoil symmetry
  • Beyond Ford Apollonian gaskets and fountain butterflies
  • Appendix. Quadratic Diophantine equations and IAGs
  • 4. Quasiperiodic patterns and the butterfly. A tale of three irrationals
  • Self-similar butterfly hierarchies
  • The diamond, golden, and silver hierarchies, and Hofstadter recursions
  • Symmetries and quasiperiodicities
  • Appendix. Quasicrystals
  • Part II. Butterfly in the quantum world
  • 5. The quantum world. Wave or particle--what is it?
  • Quantization
  • What is waving?--The Schrödinger picture
  • Quintessentially quantum
  • Quantum effects in the macroscopic world
  • 6. A quantum-mechanical marriage and its unruly child. Two physical situations joined in a quantum-mechanical marriage
  • The marvelous pure number [phi]
  • Harper's equation, describing Bloch electrons in a magnetic field
  • Harper's equation as a recursion relation
  • On the key role of inexplicable artistic intuitions in physics
  • Discovering the strange eigenvalue spectrum of Harper's equation
  • Continued fractions and the looming nightmare of discontinuity
  • Polynomials that dance on several levels at once
  • A short digression on INT and on perception of visual patterns
  • The spectrum belonging to irrational values of [phi] and the "ten-martini problem"
  • In which continuity (of a sort) is finally established
  • Infinitely recursively scalloped wave functions : cherries on the doctoral sundae
  • Closing words
  • Appendix. Supplementary material on Harper's equation
  • Part III. Topology and the butterfly
  • 7. A different kind of quantization : the quantum Hall effect. What is the Hall effect? Classical and quantum answers
  • A charged particle in a magnetic field : cyclotron orbits and their quantization
  • Landau levels in the Hofstadter butterfly
  • Topological insulators
  • Appendix A. Excerpts from the 1985 Nobel Prize press release
  • Appendix B. Quantum mechanics of electrons in a magnetic field
  • Appendix C. Quantization of the Hall conductivity
  • 8. Topology and topological invariants : preamble to the topological aspects of the quantum Hall effect
  • A puzzle : the precision and the quantization of Hall conductivity
  • Topological invariants
  • Anholonomy : parallel transport and the Foucault pendulum
  • Geometrization of the Foucault pendulum
  • Berry magnetism--effective vector potential and monopoles
  • The ESAB effect as an example of anholonomy
  • Appendix. Classical parallel transport and magnetic monopoles
  • 9. The Berry phase and the quantum Hall effect. The Berry phase
  • Examples of Berry phase
  • Chern numbers in two-dimensional electron gases
  • Conclusion : the quantization of Hall conductivity
  • Closing words : topology and physical phenomena
  • Appendix A. Berry magnetism and the Berry phase
  • Appendix B. The Berry phase and 2 x 2 matrices
  • Appendix C. What causes Berry curvature? Dirac strings, vortices, and magnetic monopoles
  • Appendix D. The two-band lattice model for the quantum Hall effect
  • 10. The kiss precise and precise quantization. Diophantus gives us two numbers for each swath in the butterfly
  • Chern labels not just for swaths but also for bands
  • A topological map of the butterfly
  • Apollonian-butterfly connection : where are the Chern numbers?
  • A topological landscape that has trefoil symmetry
  • Chern-dressed wave functions
  • Summary and outlook
  • Part IV. Catching the butterfly
  • 11. The art of tinkering. The most beautiful physics experiments
  • 12. The butterfly in the laboratory
  • Two-dimensional electron gases, superlattices, and the butterfly revealed
  • Magical carbon : a new net for the Hofstadter butterfly
  • A potentially sizzling hot topic in ultracold atom laboratories
  • Appendix. Excerpts from the 2010 Physics Nobel Prize press release
  • 13. The butterfly gallery : variations on a theme of Philip G Harper
  • 14. Divertimento
  • 15. Gratitude
  • 16. Poetic math & science
  • 17. Coda.
"Butterfly in the Quantum World by Indu Satija, with contributions by Douglas Hofstadter, is the first book to tell the story of the "Hofstadter butterfly", a beautiful and fascinating graph lying at the heart of the quantum theory of matter. The butterfly came out of a simple-sounding question: What happens if you immerse a crystal in a magnetic field? What energies can the electrons take on? From 1930 onwards, physicists struggled to answer this question, until 1974, when graduate student Douglas Hofstadter discovered that the answer was a graph consisting of nothing but copies of itself nested down infinitely many times. This wild mathematical object caught the physics world totally by surprise, and it continues to mesmerize physicists and mathematicians today. The butterfly plot is intimately related to many other important phenomena in number theory and physics, including Apollonian gaskets, the Foucault pendulum, quasicrystals, the quantum Hall effect and many more. Its story reflects the magic, the mystery and the simplicity of the laws of nature, and Indu Satija, in a wonderfully personal style, relates this story, enriching it with a vast number of lively historical anecdotes, many photographs, beautiful visual images and even poems, making her book a great feast for the eyes, for the mind and for the soul."--Page 4 of cover.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 597 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Newtonian Mechanics-- Generalized Coordinates and Lagrange's Equations-- The Hamilton and Weiss Variational Principles and the Hamilton Equations of Motion-- The Relation Between the Lagrangian and the Hamilton Descriptions-- Invariance Properties of the Lagrangian & Hamiltonian Descriptions, Poisson and Lagrange Brackets, and Canonical Transformations-- Group Properties and Methods of Constructing Canonical Transformations-- Invariant Measures in Phase Space and Various Forms of Development in Time-- Theory of Systems with Constraints-- The Generalized Poisson Bracket and Its Applications-- Dynamical Systems with Infinitely Many Degrees of Freedom and Theory of Fields-- Linear and Angular Momentum Dynamical Variables and Their Significance-- Sets, Topological Spaces, Groups-- Lie Groups and Lie Algebras-- Realizations of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras-- Some Important Lie Groups and Their Lie Algebras-- Relativistic Symmetry in the Hamiltonian Formalism-- The Three-Dimensional Rotation Group-- The Three-Dimensional Euclidean Group-- The Galilei Group-- The Poincare Group-- Manifest Covariance in Hamiltonian Mechanics-- Relativistic Action-at-a-Distance Theories-- Conclusion-- Index--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814730013 20171030
Classical dynamics is traditionally treated as an early stage in the development of physics, a stage that has long been superseded by more ambitious theories. Here, in this book, classical dynamics is treated as a subject on its own as well as a research frontier. Incorporating insights gained over the past several decades, the essential principles of classical dynamics are presented, while demonstrating that a number of key results originally considered only in the context of quantum theory and particle physics, have their foundations in classical dynamics.Graduate students in physics and practicing physicists will welcome the present approach to classical dynamics that encompasses systems of particles, free and interacting fields, and coupled systems. Lie groups and Lie algebras are incorporated at a basic level and are used in describing space-time symmetry groups. There is an extensive discussion on constrained systems, Dirac brackets and their geometrical interpretation. The Lie-algebraic description of dynamical systems is discussed in detail, and Poisson brackets are developed as a realization of Lie brackets. Other topics include treatments of classical spin, elementary relativistic systems in the classical context, irreducible realizations of the Galileo and Poincare groups, and hydrodynamics as a Galilean field theory. Students will also find that this approach that deals with problems of manifest covariance, the no-interaction theorem in Hamiltonian mechanics and the structure of action-at-a-distance theories provides all the essential preparatory groundwork for a passage to quantum field theory.This reprinting of the original text published in 1974 is a testimony to the vitality of the contents that has remained relevant over nearly half a century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814730013 20171030
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
Taking and passing an FAA Knowledge Exam is required for earning the Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, and Recreational Pilot certificates. Using the FAA exam as the premise for learning, author Bob Gardner applies practical information so readers are not only prepared for the tests, but also for the cockpit. He augments the required aeronautical knowledge by giving specific tips and techniques, checklists, mnemonic devices, and sound advice from personal experience. A full-color example of a sectional chart is provided in the back for use with the interactive exercises throughout the book. Each chapter concludes with sample FAA Knowledge Exam questions. A comprehensive glossary and index are included as well. This practical application of the FAA Knowledge Exam is not available in any other text!Included in this Twelfth Edition are internet links for useful aviation websites, weather charts, flight planning, etc., with a section showing examples of online weather sources and more (with full-color examples of weather chart products). Also included is information on the new ICAO-based flight planning form, scenario-based training, single-pilot resource management, and learner-centered grading. This is a convenient, comprehensive source for this information everything complete in one book!With Gardner's approachable yet concise writing style, readers are able to quickly grasp the subjects, pass the required tests and checkrides, and gain an operational understanding of flight they can take straight to the cockpit.The Complete Private Pilot works as a companion textbook to ASA's Private Pilot Virtual Test Prep DVD Ground School. An integrated Flight/Ground Syllabus for both Part 141 and 61 programs is also available to accompany the textbook. Foreword by Richard Taylor.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xxxvi, 1084 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Part I: Program Structure and Execution Chapter 1: A Tour of Computer Systems Chapter 2: Representing and Manipulating Information Chapter 3: Machine-Level Representation of Programs Chapter 4: Processor Architecture Chapter 5: Optimizing Program Performance Chapter 6: The Memory Hierarchy Part II: Running Programs on a System Chapter 7: Linking Chapter 8: Exceptional Control Flow Chapter 9: Virtual Memory Part III: Interaction and Communication Between Programs Chapter 10: System-Level I/O Chapter 11: Network Programming Chapter 12: Concurrent Programming Appendix Error Handling.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134092669 20160619
&>standalone product; MasteringEngineering(R) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for 0134123832 / 9780134123837 Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText - Access Card Package, 3/e Package consists of: *013409266X/9780134092669 Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 3/e *0134071921/9780134071923 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, 3/e MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Computer Science and Programming Computer systems: A Programmer's Perspective explains the underlying elements common among all computer systems and how they affect general application performance. Written from the programmer's perspective, this book strives to teach readers how understanding basic elements of computer systems and executing real practice can lead them to create better programs. Spanning across computer science themes such as hardware architecture, the operating system, and systems software, the Third Edition serves as a comprehensive introduction to programming. This book strives to create programmers who understand all elements of computer systems and will be able to engage in any application of the field--from fixing faulty software, to writing more capable programs, to avoiding common flaws. It lays the groundwork for readers to delve into more intensive topics such as computer architecture, embedded systems, and cybersecurity. This book focuses on systems that execute an x86-64 machine code, and recommends that programmers have access to a Linux system for this course. Programmers should have basic familiarity with C or C++. Also available with MasteringEngineering MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results through personalized learning. This innovative online program emulates the instructor's office hour environment, engaging and guiding students through engineering concepts with self-paced individualized coaching With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringEngineering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 786 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Materials Chapter 3 Design of Concrete Structures and Fundamental Assumptions Chapter 4 Flexural Analysis and Design of Beams Chapter 5 Shear and Diagonal Tension in Beams Chapter 6 Bond, Anchorage, and Development Length Chapter 7 Serviceability Chapter 8 Analysis and Design for Torsion Chapter 9 Short Columns Chapter 10 Slender Columns Chapter 11 Analysis of Indeterminate Beams and Frames Chapter 12 Analysis and Design of One-Way Slabs Chapter 13 Analysis and Design of Two-Way Slabs Chapter 14 Walls Chapter 15 Footings and Foundations Chapter 16 Retaining Walls Chapter 17 Strut-and-Tie Models Chapter 18 Design of Reinforcement at Joints Chapter 19 Concrete Building Systems Chapter 20 Seismic Design Chapter 21 Anchoring to Concrete Chapter 22 Prestressed Concrete Chapter 23 Yield Line Analysis for Slabs - Online Chapter Chapter 24 Strip Method for Slabs - Online Chapter Appendix A Design Aids Appendix B SI Conversion FactorsInch-Pound Units to SI Units Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073397948 20160618
The fifteenth edition of the classic text, Design of Concrete Structures, is completely revised using the newly released 2014 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code. This new edition has the same dual objectives as the previous editions: first to establish a firm understanding of the behavior of structural concrete, then to develop proficiency in the methods used in current design practice. Notable new features include: every chapter has been updated to account for the reorganization of the 2014 American Concrete institute Building Code; a new chapter on anchoring to concrete is included; a chapter on walls has been added, doubling the coverage and adding design examples; and, diaphragms are included for the first time. The process of developing building design and the connection between the chapters in the text and the ACI Code is added. Coverage of seismic design is updated. Also included is the modified compression field theory method of shear design presented in the 2012 edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Chapters on yield line and strip methods for slabs are moved to the text website.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
viii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Tools and Techniques for Improved Team Interaction.- Part II: Creativity and Creative Confidence.- Part III: Measuring Design Thinking.- Part IV: Documentation and Information Transfer in Design Thinking Processes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319196404 20160619
This book summarizes the results of Design Thinking Research carried out at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA and Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. The authors offer readers a closer look at Design Thinking with its processes of innovations and methods. The contents of the articles range from how to design ideas, methods and technologies via creativity experiments and wicked problem solutions, to creative collaboration in the real world and the connectivity of designers and engineers. But the topics go beyond this in their detailed exploration of design thinking and its use in IT systems engineering fields and even from a management perspective. The authors show how these methods and strategies work in companies, introduce new technologies and their functions and demonstrate how Design Thinking can influence as diverse a topic area as marriage. Furthermore, we see how special design thinking use functions in solving wicked problems in complex fields. Thinking and creating innovations are basically and inherently human - so is Design Thinking. Due to this, Design Thinking is not only a factual matter or a result of special courses nor of being gifted or trained: it's a way of dealing with our environment and improving techniques, technologies and life.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xix, 664 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. The digital abstraction-- 2. The practice of digital system design-- Part II. Combinational Logic: 3. Boolean algebra-- 4. CMOS logic circuits-- 5. Delay and power of CMOS circuits-- 6. Combinational logic design-- 7. VHDL descriptions of combinational logic-- 8. Combinational building blocks-- 9. Combinational examples-- Part III. Arithmetic Circuits: 10. Arithmetic circuits-- 11. Fixed- and floating-point numbers-- 12. Fast arithmetic circuits-- 13. Arithmetic examples-- Part IV. Synchronous Sequential Logic: 14. Sequential logic-- 15. Timing constraints-- 16. Datapath sequential logic-- 17. Factoring finite-state machines-- 18. Microcode-- 19. Sequential examples-- Part V. Practical Design: 20. Verification and test-- Part VI. System Design: 21. System-level design-- 22. Interface and system-level timing-- 23. Pipelines-- 24. Interconnect-- 25. Memory systems-- Part VII. Asynchronous Logic: 26. Asynchronous sequential circuits-- 27. Flip-flops-- 28. Metastability and synchronization failure-- 29. Synchronizer design-- Appendix A. VHDL coding style-- Appendix B. VHDL syntax guide-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107098862 20161219
This introductory textbook provides students with a system-level perspective and the tools they need to understand, analyze and design digital systems. Going beyond the design of simple combinational and sequential modules, it shows how such modules are used to build complete systems, reflecting real-world digital design. All the essential topics are covered, including design and analysis of combinational and sequential modules, as well as system timing and synchronization. It also teaches how to write VHDL-2008 HDL in a productive and maintainable style that enables CAD tools to do much of the tedious work. A complete introduction to digital design is given through clear explanations, extensive examples and online VHDL files. The teaching package is completed with lecture slides, labs and a solutions manual for instructors. Assuming no previous digital knowledge, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate digital design courses that will prepare students for modern digital practice.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xx, 984 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
  • Contributors Preface and Acknowledgments Marine and Terrestrial Maps of California 1. Introduction (Erika Zavaleta and Harold Mooney) DRIVERS 2. Climate (Sam F. Iacobellis, Daniel R. Cayan, John T. Abatzoglou, and Harold Mooney) 3. Fire as an Ecosystem Process (Jon E. Keeley and Hugh D. Safford) 4. Geomorphology and Soils (Robert C. Graham and Toby A. O'Geen) 5. Population and Land Use (Peter S. Alagona, Tim Paulson, Andrew B. Esch, and Jessica Marter-Kenyon) 6. Oceanography (Steven J. Bograd, Andrew Leising, and Elliott L. Hazen) 7. Atmospheric Chemistry (Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Mark Fenn, Edith B. Allen, and Ricardo Cisneros) HISTORY 8. Ecosystems Past: Vegetation Prehistory (Constance I. Millar and Wallace B. Woolfenden) 9. Paleovertebrate Communities (Elizabeth A. Hadly and Robert S. Feranec) 10. Indigenous California (Terry L. Jones and Kacey Hadick) BIOTA 11. Biodiversity (Bernie Tershy, Susan Harrison, Abraham Borker, Barry Sinervo, Tara Cornelisse, Cheng Li, Dena Spatz, Donald Croll, and Erika Zavaleta) 12. Vegetation (Christopher R. Dolanc, Todd Keeler-Wolf, and Michael G. Barbour) 13. Biological Invasions (Erika Zavaleta, Elissa Olimpi, Amelia A. Wolf, Bronwen Stanford, Jae Pasari, Sarah Skikne, Paulo Quadri, Katherine Ennis, and Flavia Oliveira) 14. Climate Change Impacts (Christopher B. Field, Nona R. Chiariello, and Noah S. Diffenbaugh) 15. Introduction to Concepts of Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, Ecosystem Services, and Natural Capital (Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Lisa Mandle, Elizabeth Rauer, and Suzanne Langridge) ECOSYSTEMS 16. The Offshore Ecosystem (Steven J. Bograd, Elliott L. Hazen, Sara M. Maxwell, Andrew W. Leising, Helen Bailey, and Richard D. Brodeur) 17. Shallow Rocky Reefs and Kelp Forests (Mark H. Carr and Daniel C. Reed) 18. Intertidal (Carol A. Blanchette, Mark W. Denny, John M. Engle, Brian Helmuth, Luke P. Miller, Karina J. Nielsen, and Jayson Smith) 19. Estuaries: Life on the Edge (James E. Cloern, Patrick Barnard, Erin Beller, John Callaway, J. Letitia Grenier, Edwin D. Grosholz, Robin Grossinger, Kathy Hieb , James T. Holligaugh, Noah Knowles, Martha Sutula, Samuel Veloz, Kerstin Wasson, and Alison Whipple) 20. Sandy Beaches (Jenifer E. Dugan and David M. Hubbard) 21. Coastal Dunes (Peter Alpert) 22. Coastal Sage Scrub (Elsa E. Cleland, Jennifer Funk, and Edith B. Allen) 23. Grasslands (Valerie T. Eviner) 24. Chaparral (V. Thomas Parker, R. Brandon Pratt, and Jon E. Keeley) 25. Oak Woodlands (Frank W. Davis, Dennis D. Baldocchi, and Claudia M. Tyler) 26. Coast Redwood Forests (Harold Mooney and Todd E. Dawson) 27. Montane Forests (Malcolm North, Brandon Collins, Hugh Safford, and Nathan L. Stephenson) 28. Subalpine Forests (Constance I. Millar and Philip W. Rundel) 29. Alpine Ecosystems (Philip W. Rundel and Constance I. Millar) 30. Deserts (Jayne Belnap, Robert H. Webb , Todd C. Esque, Matthew L. Brooks, Lesley A. DeFalco, and James A. MacMahon) 31. Wetlands (Walter G. Duffy, Philip Garone, Brenda J. Grewell, Sharon Kahara, Joseph Fleskes, Brent Helm, Peter Moyle, Rosemary Records, and Joseph Silveira) 32. Lakes (John Melack and S. Geoffrey Schladow) 33. Rivers (Mary E. Power, Sarah J. Kupferberg, Scott D. Cooper, and Michael L. Deas) Managed Systems 34. Managed Island Ecosystems (Kathryn McEachern, Tanya Atwater, Paul W. Collins, Kate Faulkner, and Daniel V. Richards) 35. Marine Fisheries (Eric P. Bjorkstedt, John C. Field, Milton Love, Laura Rogers-Bennett, and Rick Starr) 36. Forestry (William Stewart, Benktesh Sharma, Rob York, Lowell Diller, Nadia Hamey, Roger Powell, and Robert Swiers) 37. Range Ecosystems (Sheri Spiegal, Lynn Huntsinger, Peter Hopkinson, and James Bartolome) 38. Agriculture (Alex McCalla and Richard Howitt) 39. Urban Ecosystems (Diane E. Pataki, G. Darrel Jenerette, Stephanie Pincetl, Tara L. E. Trammell, and La'Shaye Ervin) POLICY AND STEWARDSHIP 40. Land Use Regulation for Resource Conservation (Stephanie Pincetl, Terry Watt, and Maria Santos) 41. Stewardship, Conservation, and Restoration in the Context of Environmental Change (Adina M. Merenlender, David D. Ackerly, Katherine Suding, M. Rebecca Shaw, and Erika Zavaleta) INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520278806 20160619
This long-anticipated reference and source book for California's remarkable ecological abundance provides an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem type - its distribution, structure, function, and management. With a comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers the state from oceans to mountaintops using multiple lenses: past and present, flora and fauna, aquatic and terrestrial, natural and managed. Each chapter evaluates natural processes for a specific ecosystem, describes drivers of change, and discusses how that ecosystem may be altered in the future. This book also explores the drivers of California's ecological patterns and the history of the state's various ecosystems, outlining how the challenges of climate change and invasive species and opportunities for regulation and stewardship could potentially affect the state's ecosystems. The text explicitly incorporates both human impacts and conservation and restoration efforts and shows how ecosystems support human well-being. Edited by two esteemed ecosystem ecologists and with overviews by leading experts on each ecosystem, this definitive work will be indispensable for natural resource management and conservation professionals as well as for undergraduate or graduate students of California's environment and curious naturalists.
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Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 509 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Potential energy functions
  • Statistical mechanical basics
  • Basins, saddles, and configuration-space mapping
  • Crystal phases
  • Liquids at thermal equilibrium
  • Supercooled liquids and glasses
  • Low-density matter
  • The helium isotopes
  • Water
  • Polymeric substances
  • Protein folding phenomena.
This book presents an authoritative and in-depth treatment of potential energy landscape theory, a powerful analytical approach to describing the atomic and molecular interactions in condensed-matter phenomena. Drawing on the latest developments in the computational modeling of many-body systems, Frank Stillinger applies this approach to a diverse range of substances and systems, including crystals, liquids, glasses and other amorphous solids, polymers, and solvent-suspended biomolecules. Stillinger focuses on the topography of the multidimensional potential energy hypersurface created when a large number of atoms or molecules simultaneously interact with one another. He explains how the complex landscape topography separates uniquely into individual "basins, " each containing a local potential energy minimum or "inherent structure, " and he shows how to identify interbasin transition states--saddle points--that reside in shared basin boundaries. Stillinger describes how inherent structures and their basins can be classified and enumerated by depth, curvatures, and other attributes, and how those enumerations lead logically from vastly complicated multidimensional landscapes to properties observed in the real three-dimensional world. Essential for practitioners and students across a variety of fields, the book illustrates how this approach applies equally to systems whose nuclear motions are intrinsically quantum mechanical or classical, and provides novel strategies for numerical simulation computations directed toward diverse condensed-matter systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166803 20160919
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 760 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Contents 12 Kinematics of a Particle 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Rectilinear Kinematics: Continuous Motion 12.3 Rectilinear Kinematics: Erratic Motion 12.4 General Curvilinear Motion 12.5 Curvilinear Motion: Rectangular Components 12.6 Motion of a Projectile 12.7 Curvilinear Motion: Normal and Tangential Components 12.8 Curvilinear Motion: Cylindrical Components 12.9 Absolute Dependent Motion Analysis of Two Particles 12.10 Relative-Motion of Two Particles Using Translating Axes 13 Kinetics of a Particle: Force and Acceleration 13.1 Newton's Second Law of Motion 13.2 The Equation of Motion 13.3 Equation of Motion for a System of Particles 13.4 Equations of Motion: Rectangular Coordinates 13.5 Equations of Motion: Normal and Tangential Coordinates 13.6 Equations of Motion: Cylindrical Coordinates *13.7 Central-Force Motion and Space Mechanics 14 Kinetics of a Particle: Work and Energy 14.1 The Work of a Force 14.2 Principle of Work and Energy 14.3 Principle of Work and Energy for a System of Particles 14.4 Power and Efficiency 14.5 Conservative Forces and Potential Energy 14.6 Conservation of Energy 15 Kinetics of a Particle: Impulse and Momentum 15.1 Principle of Linear Impulse and Momentum 15.2 Principle of Linear Impulse and Momentum for a System of Particles 15.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum for a System of Particles 15.4 Impact 15.5 Angular Momentum 15.6 Relation Between Moment of a Force and Angular Momentum 15.7 Principle of Angular Impulse and Momentum 15.8 Steady Flow of a Fluid Stream *15.9 Propulsion with Variable Mass 16 Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body 16.1 Planar Rigid-Body Motion 16.2 Translation 16.3 Rotation about a Fixed Axis 16.4 Absolute Motion Analysis 16.5 Relative-Motion Analysis: Velocity 16.6 Instantaneous Center of Zero Velocity 16.7 Relative-Motion Analysis: Acceleration 16.8 Relative-Motion Analysis using Rotating Axes 17 Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Force and Acceleration 17.1 Mass Moment of Inertia 17.2 Planar Kinetic Equations of Motion 17.3 Equations of Motion: Translation 17.4 Equations of Motion: Rotation about a Fixed Axis 17.5 Equations of Motion: General Plane Motion 18 Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Work and Energy 18.1 Kinetic Energy 18.2 The Work of a Force 18.3 The Work of a Couple Moment 18.4 Principle of Work and Energy 18.5 Conservation of Energy 19 Planar Kinetics of a Rigid Body: Impulse and Momentum 19.1 Linear and Angular Momentum 19.2 Principle of Impulse and Momentum 19.3 Conservation of Momentum *19.4 Eccentric Impact 20 Three-Dimensional Kinematics of a Rigid Body 20.1 Rotation About a Fixed Point *20.2 The Time Derivative of a Vector Measured from Either a Fixed or Translating-Rotating System 20.3 General Motion *20.4 Relative-Motion Analysis Using Translating and Rotating Axes 21 Three-Dimensional Kinetics of a Rigid Body *21.1 Moments and Products of Inertia 21.2 Angular Momentum 21.3 Kinetic Energy *21.4 Equations of Motion *21.5 Gyroscopic Motion 21.6 Torque-Free Motion 22 Vibrations *22.1 Undamped Free Vibration *22.2 Energy Methods *22.3 Undamped Forced Vibration *22.4 Viscous Damped Free Vibration *22.5 Viscous Damped Forced Vibration *22.6 Electrical Circuit Analogs A Mathematical Expressions B Vector Analysis C The Chain Rule Fundamental Problems Partial Solutions and Answers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780133915389 20180508
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 for 0134116992 / 9780134116990 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 14/e Package consists of: 0133915387 / 9780133915389 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 0133941299 / 9780133941296 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 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. More information on: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/hibbeler-14e-info/index.html 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.
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Engineering Library (Terman)