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xxii, 540 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements-- 1. Introduction: key notions and trade-offs involved in MRVing emissions Valentin Bellassen and Ian Cochran-- Part I. MRV of Territorial/Jurisdictional Emissions: 2. Trend setter for territorial schemes: national GHG inventories under the UNFCCC Jean-Pierre Chang and Valentin Bellassen-- 3. Variant n 1: region/city geographical inventories Ian Cochran-- 4. Variant n 2: sectoral MRV at the jurisdictional level - forestry (REDD+) in the VCS and the UNFCCC Mariana Deheza and Valentin Bellassen-- Part II. MRV of Industrial Sites and Entities: 5. Trend setter for companies and industrial sites: the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Guillaume Jacquier and Valentin Bellassen-- 6. Variant n 1: the waste sector in Australia's carbon pricing mechanism, another ETS at site level Marion Afriat and Emilie Alberola-- 7. Variant n 2: non-site level emissions in an ETS - the case of electricity importers in the California cap-and-trade Marion Afriat and Emilie Alberola-- 8. Variant n 3: emissions of a company/institution rather than a site: the case of the Shenzhen ETS Caspar Chiquet-- 9. Variant n 4: coexistence of voluntary and mandatory frameworks at the company level: Carbon Disclosure Project, EU ETS and French legal requirements Romain Morel and Ian Cochran-- 10. Direct measurement in the EU ETS Chris Dimopoulos-- Part III. MRV at Offset Project Scale: 11. Trend setter for projects: the Clean Development Mechanism Igor Shishlov-- 12. Case study n 1: monitoring requirements for projects reducing N2O emissions from fertilizer use across standards Claudine Foucherot-- 13. Case study n 2: monitoring requirements for reforestation and improved forest management projects across standards Mariana Deheza-- 14. Case study n 3: monitoring requirements for fugitive emissions from fuels in the CDM Alexandra Barker and Rod Robinson-- 15. Synthesis Valentin Bellassen, Nicolas Stephan, Marion Afriat, Emilie Alberola, Alexander Barker, Jean-Pierre Chang, Caspar Chiquet, Ian Cochran, Mariana Deheza, Chris Dimopoulos, Claudine Foucherot, Guillaume Jacquier, Romain Morel, Rod Robinson and Igor Shishlov-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107098480 20160618
The ability to accurately monitor, record, report and verify greenhouse gas emissions is the cornerstone of any effective policy to mitigate climate change. Accounting for Carbon provides the first authoritative overview of the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions from the industrial site, project and company level to the regional and national level. It describes the MRV procedures in place in more than fifteen of the most important policy frameworks - such as emissions trading systems in Europe, Australia, California and China, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - and compares them along key criteria such as scope, cost, uncertainty and flexibility. This book draws on the work of engineers and economists to provide a practical guide to help government and non-governmental policy makers and key stakeholders in industry to better understand different MRV requirements, the key trade-offs faced by regulators and the choices made by up-and-running carbon pricing initiatives.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible. Achievement can be learned. It's a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you'll be able to meet life's challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford contends. In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking-previously used to solve large scale projects-to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we've always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including: * Don't try-DO; * Excuses are self-defeating; * Believe you are a doer and achiever and you'll become one; * Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish; * Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals; * Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you; * And more. The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062356109 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface 1. General Introduction to Wind Turbines 2. 2-D Aerodynamics 3. 3-D Aerodynamics 4. 1-D Momentum Theory for an Ideal Wind Turbine 5. Shrouded Rotors 6. The Classical Blade Element Momentum Method 7. Control/Regulation and Safety Systems 8. Optimization 9. Unsteady BEM Model 10.Introduction to Loads and Structures 11. Beam Theory for the Wind Turbine Blade 12. Dynamic Structural Model of a Wind Turbine 13. Sources of Loads on a Wind Turbine 14. Wind Simulation 15. Fatigue 16. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines 17. Final Remarks Appendix A Appendix B.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138775077 20160618
Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is the established essential text for the fundamental solutions to efficient wind turbine design. Now in its third edition, it has been substantially updated with respect to structural dynamics and control. The new control chapter now includes details on how to design a classical pitch and torque regulator to control rotational speed and power, while the section on structural dynamics has been extended with a simplified mechanical system explaining the phenomena of forward and backward whirling modes. Readers will also benefit from a new chapter on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT). Topics covered include increasing mass flow through the turbine, performance at low and high wind speeds, assessment of the extreme conditions under which the turbine will perform and the theory for calculating the lifetime of the turbine. The classical Blade Element Momentum method is also covered, as are eigenmodes and the dynamic behaviour of a turbine. The book describes the effects of the dynamics and how this can be modelled in an aeroelastic code, which is widely used in the design and verification of modern wind turbines. Furthermore, it examines how to calculate the vibration of the whole construction, as well as the time varying loads and global case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138775077 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xvi, 129 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
  • Groundwater recharge and storage programs
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Summary of ASR programs in the United States
  • Challenges for ASR programs in the United States
  • Planning and construction of ASR systems
  • Operation and performance monitoring of ASR wells
  • Example ASR programs in US-- ASR versus other groundwater recharge and storage programs.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxxi, 1192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1. Foundations-- 2. Bipolar transistors-- 3. Field effect transistors-- 4. Operational amplifiers-- 5. Precision circuits-- 6. Filters-- 7. Oscillators and timers-- 8. Low noise techniques and transimpedance-- 9. Power regulation-- 10. Digital electronics-- 11. Programmable logic devices-- 12. Logical interfacing-- 13. Digital meets analog-- 14. Computers, controllers, and data links-- 15. Microcontrollers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521809269 20160618
At long last, here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design. In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics, the third edition includes 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits, dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that is often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits, and 80 tables (listing some 1650 active components), enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics (both specified and measured) of available parts. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular. It is an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone, student or researcher, professional or amateur, who works with electronic circuits.
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Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxiii, 615 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
With the widespread availability of high-speed, high-capacity microprocessors and microcomputers with high-speed communication ability, and sophisticated energy analytics software, the technology to support deployment of automated diagnostics is now available, and the opportunity to apply automated fault detection and diagnostics to every system and piece of equipment in a facility, as well as for whole buildings, is imminent. The purpose of this book is to share information with a broad audience on the state of automated fault detection and diagnostics for buildings applications, the benefits of those applications, emerging diagnostic technology, examples of field deployments, the relationship to codes and standards, automated diagnostic tools presently available, guidance on how to use automated diagnostics, and related issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498706117 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction xvii Chapter 1 Why Is Technology So Important to Construction Management? 1 The Promise of BIM 2 Processes 4 Technologies 5 Behaviors 7 The Value of BIM in Construction 8 Where Does BIM Play a Role in Construction Management? 15 Team Engagement 16 Project Pursuit and Business Development 16 Planning for BIM Success 19 Using Contracts in Planning 19 Scheduling 20 Logistics 22 Estimating Cost 23 Constructability 25 Analyzing Data in BIM 27 Designing for Prefabrication 29 Coordinating Construction 31 Using Mobile Devices 32 Controlling Schedules 33 Controlling Cost 34 Managing Change 35 Material Management 37 Tracking Equipment 37 Closeout 38 Managing Facilities 39 Knowledge Platform Population 40 Where the Industry Is Headed 42 Leadership Buy-In 42 The Evolving Role of the BIM Manager 43 What Have Been the Results? 43 Summary 44 Chapter 2 Project Planning 45 Delivery Methods 46 Design-Bid-Build 47 Construction Manager at Risk 52 Design-Build 56 Integrated Project Delivery 62 BIM Addenda (Contracts) 63 AIA: Document E202 65 AGC: ConsensusDocs 301 65 DBIA: Document E-BIMWD 65 AIA: Document E203 66 Contracts Summary 66 The Fundamental Uses of BIM 67 Level of Development 68 Model-Based Coordination 69 Model-Based Scheduling 72 Model-Based Estimating 72 Model-Based Facilities Management 73 Model-Based Analysis 74 BIM Execution Plan 75 History of the BIM Execution Plan 75 Communication 77 Expectation 83 Organization 85 Summary 89 Chapter 3 How to Market BIM and Win the Project 91 BIM Marketing Background 92 Building Your Team 94 Marketing Your Brand of BIM 97 Does What You Are Proposing Show Clear and Demonstrable Value? 98 Is This a Proven Tool or Process, a Developing One, or an Innovative One? 99 Can You Show Real Results from the Impact of Implementation? 102 Is This What the Owner Wants? 104 Is This Something You Can Deliver? 105 Using BIM to Enhance the Proposal 108 Addressing BIM in the RFP 108 Project Pursuit Images 110 Project Simulations 112 Project Pursuit Virtual/Augmented Reality Simulations 113 Other Marketing Tools 116 Tailor-Fit Your Offerings 116 Client Alignment 117 Pushing the Envelope 118 Seeking Value and Focusing on Results 118 Summary 121 Chapter 4 BIM and Preconstruction 123 Leaning on the Past 124 The Empire State Building 125 Adopting New Technology 132 The Journey to BIM 134 The Kickoff 136 Getting the Right People in the Room 136 Creating the Vision 138 Opening the Lines of Communication 139 Accounting for the Expectation Bias 139 Scheduling Design 139 Design Structure Matrix 145 Scheduling the LOD 148 Constructability Review 149 Leverage the Plans 150 Leverage the Details 153 Leverage the People 158 Estimating 163 Revit Schedules for Estimating 164 Cost Trending with Assemble 171 Analysis 175 The 2030 Challenge 176 Overview of Sustainability and BIM 177 Sustainability Analysis with Sefaira 182 Logistics and Planning 188 Summary 190 Chapter 5 BIM and Construction 191 Overview of BIM in Construction 192 Model Coordination 194 BIM and Site Coordination 194 Clash Detection 196 Navisworks Conflict Exercise 196 Fabrication 208 BIM Scheduling 213 Scheduling Software 217 Completing the Feedback Loop 226 Systems Installation 228 Installation Management 228 Installation Verifi cation 232 Construction Activity Tracking 234 Field Issue Management 235 BIM and Safety 236 Producing Better Field Information 238 Beginning with the End in Mind 239 What Information Do You Need to Build? 242 Model Redlining Exercise 242 Video Embedding Exercise 250 The Virtual Job Trailer 252 The Conference Room 252 The Plans and Specifications Hub 254 The Jobsite Offi ce as a Server 254 The Jobsite Offi ce as a Communication Hub 255 Setting Up the Job Trailer 255 Summary 256 Chapter 6 BIM and Construction Administration 257 The Battle for BIM 258 Training Field Personnel 261 Training Goals for Basic Skills 263 Advanced Training Goals for Model Creation 263 Training Courses for Additional Uses 265 Document Control 270 Creating a Digital Plan Room with Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 272 The Real Value of 4D 281 Developing BIM Intuition 284 Starting with a Door 284 Assemble Systems: Beyond the Basics 286 Importing Search Sets into Navisworks 288 Mapping Equipment to BIM 360 Field 291 Information Loading and QR Coding 295 Using 360 Field to Status Material 299 Visualizing Equipment Status in the Model 301 Endless Possibilities 304 Small Wins to Big Change 305 Summary 305 Chapter 7 BIM and Close Out 307 True Costs of Facility Operations 308 Artifact Deliverables 310 Constant Deliverables 315 Taking a Hybrid Approach 317 Owners and BIM 317 Owner Options 318 Integration of a Record BIM 320 BIM and Information Handover 325 Maintaining the Model 329 Ongoing Investment and Logistics for Facility Management BIM 330 Training 332 Model Maintenance 333 One BIM = One Source of Information 334 Summary 337 Chapter 8 The Future of BIM 339 What Will BIM Be? 340 Industry Trends 340 BIM and Prefabrication 342 New Processes and Roles 343 Interoperability 345 BIM and Education 349 BIM and the New Construction Manager 351 BIM and the New Team 354 BIM and the New Process 356 Future Opportunities 357 Future Relationships 359 Virtual Builder Certification 360 Summary 362 Index 363.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118942765 20160618
A sleeker, more comprehensive approach to construction projects BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project's life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all phases of construction management, such as: Project planning: Set up the BIM project to succeed right from the start by using the right contracts, the right processes and the right technology Marketing: How to exceed customer expectations and market your brand of BIM to win. Pre-construction: Take a practical approach to engineer out risks in your project by using the model early to virtually build and analyze your project, prior to physical construction. Construction: Leverage the model throughout construction to build safer and with better quality. Field work: Learn how mobile technologies have disrupted the way we work in the field to optimize efficiencies and access information faster. Closeout: Deliver a better product to your customer that goes beyond the physical structure and better prepares them for future operations. Additionally, the book provides a look at technology trends in construction and a thoughtful perspective into potential use cases going forward. BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition builds on what has changed in the construction landscape and highlights a new way of delivering BIM-enabled projects. Aligning to industry trends such as Lean, integrated delivery methods, mobile platforms and cloud-based collaboration this book illustrates how using BIM and technology efficiently can create value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118942765 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxxii, 928 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • 1. Biochar for Environmental Management: An Introduction Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph 2. Traditional Use of Biochar Katja Wiedner and Bruno Glaser 3. Fundamentals of Biochar Production Robert Brown, Bernardo del Campo, Akwasi A. Boateng, Manuel Garcia-Perez and Ondrej Masek 4. Biochar Production Technology Akwasi A. Boateng, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Ondrej Masek, Robert Brown and Bernardo del Campo 5. Characteristics of Biochar: Physical and Structural Properties Chee H. Chia, Adriana Downie and Paul Munroe 6. Characteristics of Biochar: Macro-molecular Properties Markus Kleber, William Hockaday and Peter S. Nico 7. Biochar Elemental Composition and Factors Influencing Nutrient Retention James A. Ippolito, Kurt A. Spokas, Jeffrey. M. Novak, Rick. D. Lentz and Keri B. Cantrell 8. A Biochar Classification System and Associated Test Methods Marta Camps-Arbestain, James E. Amonette, Balwant Singh, Tao Wang and Hans Peter Schmidt 9. Evolution of Biochar Properties in Soil Joseph J. Pignatello, Minori Uchimiya, Samuel Abiven and Michael W.I. Schmidt 10. Persistence of Biochar in Soil Johannes Lehmann, Samuel Abiven, Markus Kleber, Genxing Pan, BP Singh, Saran Sohi and Andy Zimmerman 11. Movement of Biochar in the Environment Cornelia Rumpel, Jens Leifeld, Cristina Santin and Stefan Doerr 12. Biochar Effects on Crop Yield Simon Jeffery, Diego Abalos, Kurt Spokas and Frank G.A. Verheijen 13. Biochar Effects on the Abundance, Activity and Diversity of the Soil Biota Janice E. Thies, Matthias C. Rillig and Ellen R. Graber 14. Biochar Effects on Plant Ecophysiology Claudia Kammann and Ellen Graber 15. Biochar Effects on Soil Nutrient Transformations Thomas H. DeLuca, Michael J.Gundale, M. Derek MacKenzie and Davey L. Jones 16. Priming Effects in Biochar-amended Soils: Implications of Biochar-soil Organic Matter Interactions for Carbon Storage Thea Whitman, Bhupinder Pal Singh and Andrew Zimmerman 17. Biochar Effects on Nitrous Oxide and Methane Emissions from Soil Lukas Van Zwieten, Claudia Kammann, MariaLuz Cayuela, Bhupinder Pal Singh, Stephen Joseph, Stephen Kimber, Scott Donne, Tim Clough and Kurt Spokas 18. Biochar Effects on Nutrient Leaching David Laird and Natalia Rogovska 19. Biochar Effects on Soil Hydrology Caroline A. Masiello, Brandon Dugan, Catherine E. Brewer, Kurt Spokas, Jeffrey M. Novak, Zuolin Liu and Giovambattista Sorrenti 20. Biochar and Heavy Metals Luke Beesley, Eduardo Moreno, Guido Fellet, Leonidas Carrijo and Tom Sizmur 21. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Polychlorinated Aromatic Compounds in Biochar Thomas D. Bucheli, Isabel Hilber and Hans-Peter Schmidt 22. Sorption and Remediation of Organic Compounds in Soils and Sediments by (Activated) Biochar Sarah E. Hale, Gerard Cornelissen and David Werner 23. Biochar and Retention/Efficacy of Pesticides Ellen R. Graber and Rai Kookana 24. Test Procedures for Biochar Analysis in Soils Michael Bird 25. Biochar as an Additive to Compost and Growing Media Christoph Steiner, Miguel A. Sanchez-Monedero and Claudia Kammann 26. Biochar Systems and System Fit Saran Sohi, John McDonagh, Jeff Novak, Weixiang Wu and Luciana-Maria Miu 27. Biochar, Carbon Accounting and Climate Change Annette Cowie, Dominic Woolf, John Gaunt, Miguel Brandao and Ruy Anaya de la Rosa 28. Biochar Sustainability and Certification Frank G.A. Verheijen, Ana Catarina Bastos, Hans Peter Schmidt, Miguel Brandao and Simon Jeffery 29. Economic Evaluation of Biochar Systems: Current Evidence and Challenges Simon Shackley, Abbie Clare, Stephen Joseph, Bruce McCarl and Hans-Peter Schmidt 30. Socio-economic Feasibility, Implementation and Evaluation of Small Scale Biochar Projects Stephen Joseph, Mai Lan Anh, Abbie Clare and Simon Shackley 31. Commercialization of the Biochar Industry Michael Sesko, David Shearer and Gregory Stangl.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415704151 20160618
Biochar is the carbon-rich product which occurs when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its persistence in soil and nutrient-retention properties make it an ideal soil amendment to increase crop yields. In addition to this, biochar sequestration, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be carbon-negative and therefore used to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with potentially major implications for mitigation of climate change. Biochar production can also be combined with bioenergy production through the use of the gases that are given off in the pyrolysis process. The first edition of this book, published in 2009, was the definitive work reviewing the expanding research literature on this topic. Since then, the rate of research activity has increased at least ten-fold, and biochar products are now commercially available as soil amendments. This second edition includes not only substantially updated chapters, but also additional chapters: on environmental risk assessment; on new uses of biochar in composting and potting mixes; a new and controversial field of studying the effects of biochar on soil carbon cycles; on traditional use with very recent discoveries that biochar was used not only in the Amazon but also in Africa and Asia; on changes in water availability and soil water dynamics; and on sustainability and certification. The book therefore continues to represent the most comprehensive compilation of current knowledge on all aspects of biochar.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415704151 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiii, 839 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Preface-- Focus on value-- Global perspectives-- Process insights-- Part I. Identify: Stage 1. Needs Finding: 1.1 Strategic focus-- 1.2 Needs exploration-- 1.3 Need statement development-- Case study-- Stage 2. Needs Screening: 2.1 Disease state fundamentals-- 2.2 Existing solutions-- 2.3 Stakeholder analysis-- 2.4 Market analysis-- 2.5 Needs selection-- Case study-- Part II. Invent: Stage 3. Concept Generation: 3.1 Ideation-- 3.2 Initial concept selection-- Case study-- Stage 4. Concept Screening: 4.1 Intellectual property basics-- 4.2 Regulatory basics-- 4.3 Reimbursement basics-- 4.4 Business models-- 4.5 Concept exploration and testing-- 4.6 Final concept selection-- Case study-- Part III. Implement: Stage 5. Strategy Development: 5.1 IP strategy-- 5.2 R&D strategy-- 5.3 Clinical strategy-- 5.4 Regulatory strategy-- 5.5 Quality management-- 5.6 Reimbursement strategy-- 5.7 Marketing and stakeholder strategy-- 5.8 Sales and distribution strategy-- 5.9 Competitive advantage and business strategy-- Case study-- Stage 6. Business Planning: 6.1 Operating plan and financial model-- 6.2 Strategy integration and communication-- 6.3 Funding approaches-- 6.4 Alternate pathways-- Case study-- About the author team-- Image credits-- Glossary-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107087354 20160618
This step-by-step guide to medical technology innovation, now in full color, has been rewritten to reflect recent trends of industry globalization and value-conscious healthcare. Written by a team of medical, engineering, and business experts, the authors provide a comprehensive resource that leads students, researchers, and entrepreneurs through a proven process for the identification, invention, and implementation of new solutions. Case studies on innovative products from around the world, successes and failures, practical advice, and end-of-chapter 'Getting Started' sections encourage readers to learn from real projects and apply important lessons to their own work. A wealth of additional material supports the book, including a collection of nearly 100 videos created for the second edition, active links to external websites, supplementary appendices, and timely updates on the companion website at Readers can access this material quickly, easily, and at the most relevant point in the text from within the ebook.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107087354 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
x, 199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • General properties of bispectrum-based digital signal processing
  • Unknown noisy signal shape estimation by bispectrum-filtering techniques
  • Bispectrum-based digital image reconstruction using tapering pre-distortion
  • Signal detection by using third-order test statistics in communications and radar applications.
By studying applications in radar, telecommunications and digital image restoration, this monograph discusses signal processing techniques based on bispectral methods. Improved robustness against different forms of noise as well as preservation of phase information render this method a valuable alternative to common power-spectrum analysis used in radar object recognition, digital wireless communications, and jitter removal in images.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110374568 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xix, 100 pages : illustrations (black & white) ; 18 cm.
  • 1. What is a black hole? -- 2. Characterising black holes -- 3. Black holes discovered -- 4. Falling into a black hole... -- 5. How are black holes formed? -- 6. Growing bigger and smaller -- 7. Black holes don't just suck -- References and further reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199602667 20160619
Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what would happen if you came too close to one. She explains how black holes form and grow - by stealing material that belongs to stars, as well as how many there may be in the Universe. She also explores the large black holes found in the centres of galaxies, and how black holes give rise to quasars and other spectacular phenomena in the cosmos. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199602667 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
iii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Out of the blue
  • The floodgates open
  • Flight of the golden goose
  • The end of Edison.
Engineering Library (Terman)
vi, 298 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgements Preface 1. Towards Architecture of Change Branko Kolarevic 2. Making Space for Time David Leatherbarrow 3. Flexible Architecture: Continuous and Developing Robert Kronenburg 4. Devising Design: Agility, Aptness, Equilibrium, Imperfection Brian Sinclair 5. Smart Architecture, Dumb Buildings Michelle Addington 6. Adaptive, Responsive Building Skins Branko Kolarevic and Vera Parlac 7. Dynamic, Adaptive Building Envelopes Edwin B. Hathaway 8. Transformable: Building Structures That Change Themselves Chuck Hoberman 9. Beneficial Change: The Case for Responsiveness and Robotics in Architecture Tristan d'Estree Sterk 10. Self-Assembly and Programmable Materials Skylar Tibbits 11. Bio-Robotic Architecture Michael Fox 12. Material as Mechanism in Agile Spaces Vera Parlac 13. Exploring Responsiveness in Architecture Vera Parlac 14. Diffusive Architecture: A Manifesto Philip Beesley 15. RAD: Make Alive Rodolphe el-Khoury and Carol Moukheiber 16. Architecture of Participation Usman Haque 17. Powerlines Kas Oosterhuis and Ilona Lenard 18. It is All About Particles Enric Ruiz-Geli Author Biographies Photo Credits Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138791022 20160618
Buildings are increasingly 'dynamic': equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they 'self-adjust' in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings weather, programs change, envelopes adapt, interiors are reconfigured, systems replaced. Contributors including Chuck Hoberman, Robert Kronenburg, David Leatherbarrow, Kas Oosterhuis, Enric Ruiz-Geli, and many others explore the changes buildings undergo - and the scale and speed at which these occur - examining which changes are necessary, useful, desirable, and possible. The first book to offer a coherent, comprehensive approach to this topic, it draws together arguments previously only available in scattered form. Featuring the latest technologies and design approaches used in contemporary practice, the editors provide numerous examples of cutting-edge work from leading designers and engineering firms working today. An essential text for students taking design studio classes or courses in theory or technology at any level, as well as professionals interested in the latest mechatronic technologies and design techniques.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138791022 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
vii, 119 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • What is light?
  • Fifty ways light-based technologies enrich our world
  • The future of light-based technologies.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xiii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Preface Introduction: The Optical Nature of a Charged Particle Beam Geometrical Optics Relativistic Classical Mechanics Hamilton's Principle of Least Action The Hamiltonian Function and Energy Conservation Mechanical Analog of Fermat's Principle Exact Trajectory Equation for a Single Particle Conservation Laws The Lagrange Invariant Liouville's Theorem and Brightness Conservation General Curvilinear Axis Equation of Motion in Terms of Transverse Coordinates and Slopes Natural Units Axial Symmetry Exact Equations of Motion for Axially Symmetric Fields Paraxial Approximation, Gaussian Optics Series Solution for the General Ray Equation Space Charge The Primary Geometrical Aberrations Spherical Aberration Field Aberrations Chromatic Aberration Intensity Point Spread Function Stochastic Coulomb Scattering Monte Carlo Simulation Analytical Approximation by Markov's Method of Random Flights Hamilton-Jacobi Theory Canonical Transformations Applications of Hamilton-Jacobi Theory Hamilton-Jacobi Theory and Geometrical Optics Wave Optics Quantum Mechanical Description of Particle Motion The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Particle Motion in a Field-Free Space Wave Packet Propagation and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle The Quantum Mechanical Analog of Fermat's Principle for Matter Waves Particle Motion in a General Electromagnetic Potential Path Integral Approach for the Time-Dependent Wave Function Series Solution for a Particle in a General Electromagnetic Potential Quantum Interference Effects in Electromagnetic Potentials The Klein-Gordon Equation and the Covariant Wave Function Physical Interpretation of the Wave Function and Its Practical Application Diffraction The Fresnel-Kirchhoff Relation The Fresnel and Fraunhofer Approximations Amplitude in the Gaussian Image Plane Amplitude in the Diffraction Plane Optical Transformation for a General Imaging System with Coherent Illumination Optical Transformation for a General Imaging System with Incoherent Illumination The Wave Front Aberration Function Relationship between Diffraction and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Particle Scattering Classical Particle Kinematics Scattering Cross Section and Classical Scattering Integral Expression of Schrodinger's Equation Green's Function Solution for Elastic Scattering Perturbation Theory Perturbation Solution for Elastic Scattering Inelastic Scattering of a Particle by a Target Atom Slowing of a Charged Particle in a Dielectric Medium Small Angle Plural Scattering of Fast Electrons Electron Emission from Solids The Image Force The Incident Current Density Thermionic Emission Field Emission Emission with Elevated Temperature and Field Space Charge Limited Emission Appendix A: The Fourier Transform Appendix B: Linear Second-Order Differential Equation Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482229943 20160618
Charged Particle Optics Theory: An Introduction identifies the most important concepts of charged particle optics theory, and derives each mathematically from the first principles of physics. Assuming an advanced undergraduate-level understanding of calculus, this book follows a logical progression, with each concept building upon the preceding one. Beginning with a non-mathematical survey of the optical nature of a charged particle beam, the text: * Discusses both geometrical and wave optics, as well as the correspondence between them * Describes the two-body scattering problem, which is essential to the interaction of a fast charged particle with matter * Introduces electron emission as a practical consequence of quantum mechanics * Addresses the Fourier transform and the linear second-order differential equation * Includes problems to amplify and fill in the theoretical details, with solutions presented separately Charged Particle Optics Theory: An Introduction makes an ideal textbook as well as a convenient reference on the theoretical origins of the optics of charged particle beams. It is intended to prepare the reader to understand the large body of published research in this mature field, with the end result translated immediately to practical application.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482229943 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 611 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Considered to have contributed greatly to the pre-sizing of composite structures, Composite Materials: Design and Applications is a popular reference book for designers of heavily loaded composite parts. Fully updated to mirror the exponential growth and development of composites, this English-language Third Edition: * Contains all-new coverage of nanocomposites and biocomposites * Reflects the latest manufacturing processes and applications in the aerospace, automotive, naval, wind turbine, and sporting goods industries * Provides a design method to define composite multilayered plates under loading, along with all numerical information needed for implementation * Proposes original study of composite beams of any section shapes and thick-laminated composite plates, leading to technical formulations that are not found in the literature * Features numerous examples of the pre-sizing of composite parts, processed from industrial cases and reworked to highlight key information * Includes test cases for the validation of computer software using finite elements Consisting of three main parts, plus a fourth on applications, Composite Materials: Design and Applications, Third Edition features a technical level that rises in difficulty as the text progresses, yet each part still can be explored independently. While the heart of the book, devoted to the methodical pre-design of structural parts, retains its original character, the contents have been significantly rewritten, restructured, and expanded to better illustrate the types of challenges encountered in modern engineering practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466584877 20160616
Engineering Library (Terman)
xvi, 437 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
x, 696 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
xii, 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction of LCs Structures and Properties (Chemistry and Physics) LC Alignment Light and LC Displays Photomodulation of LCs (Effect of light on LCs) LMW LC Actuators Photoresponsive LC Polymers Photomobile of LC Elastomer (LCE) Photoactive LC Block Copolymer (LCBC) Supramolecular LCP systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814411110 20160618
Liquid crystal (LC) displays dominating in the present market of flat panel displays are generally based on interactions of light and LCs. Recent progress in this field indicates that integrating photochromic molecules into LC materials enables one to photomanipulate unique features such as photoinduced phase transition, photocontrolled alignment, and phototriggered molecular cooperative motion, giving birth to their novel applications beyond displays. For instance, on connecting with three-dimensionally crosslinked elastomers, LCs show photomechanical and photomobile properties, converting light energy directly into mechanical work. Combining supramolecular cooperative motion with microphase separation of well-defined block copolymers, they exhibit controllable regular nanostructures on a macroscopic scale with excellent reproducibility and mass production. This book first introduces the basic knowledge on LCs in a step-by-step manner and then deeply discusses photoresponsive LCs in low-molecular-weight compounds or small molecules, polymers or macromolecules, elastomers, and block copolymers, respectively. The engrossing photoresponsive LC materials offer an effective and convenient chance to adjust properties of advanced materials by integrating photoresponsive molecules with LC properties, which has become one of the emerging topics in the present and future LC researches. This book comprehensively compiles the nature of this type of materials and the ongoing progress in this research area and uses graphs and figures extensively to enhance understanding especially of beginners. This book would be useful for students and primary researchers in soft materials and self-organized materials in both chemistry and physics. It may also serve as a reference for experienced researchers to keep up the current research trends in photoresponsive LC materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814411110 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxv, 323 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Many important problems involve decision making under uncertainty -- that is, choosing actions based on often imperfect observations, with unknown outcomes. Designers of automated decision support systems must take into account the various sources of uncertainty while balancing the multiple objectives of the system. This book provides an introduction to the challenges of decision making under uncertainty from a computational perspective. It presents both the theory behind decision making models and algorithms and a collection of example applications that range from speech recognition to aircraft collision avoidance. Focusing on two methods for designing decision agents, planning and reinforcement learning, the book covers probabilistic models, introducing Bayesian networks as a graphical model that captures probabilistic relationships between variables; utility theory as a framework for understanding optimal decision making under uncertainty; Markov decision processes as a method for modeling sequential problems; model uncertainty; state uncertainty; and cooperative decision making involving multiple interacting agents. A series of applications shows how the theoretical concepts can be applied to systems for attribute-based person search, speech applications, collision avoidance, and unmanned aircraft persistent surveillance. Decision Making Under Uncertainty unifies research from different communities using consistent notation, and is accessible to students and researchers across engineering disciplines who have some prior exposure to probability theory and calculus. It can be used as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in fields including computer science, aerospace and electrical engineering, and management science. It will also be a valuable professional reference for researchers in a variety of disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262029254 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)