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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198752851 20180403
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118947401 20170117
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619543225 20180312
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134092669 20160619
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073397948 20160618
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319196404 20160619
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107098862 20161219
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520278806 20160619
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.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 760 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Kinematics of a particle
  • Kinetics of a particle: force and acceleration
  • Kinetics of a particle: work and energy
  • Kinetics of a particle: impulse and momentum
  • Planar kinematics of a rigid body
  • Planar kinetics of a rigid body: force and acceleration
  • Planar kinetics of a rigid body: work and energy
  • Planar kinetics of a rigid body: impulse and momentum
  • Three-dimensional kinematics of a rigid body
  • Three-dimensional kinetics of a rigid body
  • Vibrations
  • Appendix.
Engineering Library (Terman)
xxiii, 680 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1 General Principles 3 Chapter Objectives 3 1.1 Mechanics 3 1.2 Fundamental Concepts 4 1.3 Units of Measurement 7 1.4 T he International System of Units 9 1.5 Numerical Calculations 10 1.6 General Procedure for Analysis 12 2 Force Vectors 17 Chapter Objectives 17 2.1 Scalars and Vectors 17 2.2 Vector Operations 18 2.3 Vector Addition of Forces 20 2.4 Addition of a System of Coplanar Forces 32 2.5 C artesian Vectors 43 2.6 Addition of Cartesian Vectors 46 2.7 Position Vectors 56 2.8 Force Vector Directed Along a Line 59 2.9 Dot Product 69 3 Equilibrium of a Particle 85 Chapter Objectives 85 3.1 Condition for the Equilibrium of a Particle 85 3.2 The Free-Body Diagram 86 3.3 Coplanar Force Systems 89 3.4 Three-Dimensional Force Systems 103 4 Force System Resultants 117 Chapter Objectives 117 4.1 Moment of a Force-Scalar Formulation 117 4.2 Cross Product 121 4.3 Moment of a Force-Vector Formulation 124 4.4 Principle of Moments 128 4.5 Moment of a Force about a Specified Axis 139 4.6 Moment of a Couple 148 4.7 Simplification of a Force and Couple System 160 4.8 Further Simplification of a Force and Couple System 170 4.9 Reduction of a Simple Distributed Loading 183 5 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body 199 Chapter Objectives 199 5.1 Conditions for Rigid-Body Equilibrium 199 5.2 Free-Body Diagrams 201 5.3 Equations of Equilibrium 214 5.4 Two- and Three-Force Members 224 5.5 Free-Body Diagrams 237 5.6 Equations of Equilibrium 242 5.7 Constraints and Statical Determinacy 243 6 Structural Analysis 263 Chapter Objectives 263 6.1 Simple Trusses 263 6.2 The Method of Joints 266 6.3 Zero-Force Members 272 6.4 The Method of Sections 280 6.5 Space Trusses 290 6.6 Frames and Machines 294 7 Internal Forces 331 Chapter Objectives 331 7.1 Internal Loadings Developed in Structural Members 331 7.2 Shear and Moment Equations and Diagrams 347 7.3 Relations between Distributed Load, Shear, and Moment 356 7.4 Cables 367 8 Friction 389 Chapter Objectives 389 8.1 Characteristics of Dry Friction 389 8.2 Problems Involving Dry Friction 394 8.3 Wedges 416 8.4 Frictional Forces on Screws 418 8.5 Frictional Forces on Flat Belts 425 8.6 Frictional Forces on Collar Bearings, Pivot Bearings, and Disks 433 8.7 Frictional Forces on Journal Bearings 436 8.8 Rolling Resistance 438 9 Center of Gravity and Centroid 451 Chapter Objectives 451 9.1 Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, and the Centroid of a Body 451 9.2 Composite Bodies 474 9.3 Theorems of Pappus and Guldinus 488 9.4 Resultant of a General Distributed Loading 497 9.5 Fluid Pressure 498 10 Moments of Inertia 515 Chapter Objectives 515 10.1 Definition of Moments of Inertia for Areas 515 10.2 Parallel-Axis Theorem for an Area 516 10.3 Radius of Gyration of an Area 517 10.4 Moments of Inertia for Composite Areas 526 10.5 Product of Inertia for an Area 534 10.6 Moments of Inertia for an Area about Inclined Axes 538 10.7 Mohr's Circle for Moments of Inertia 541 10.8 Mass Moment of Inertia 549 11 Virtual Work 567 Chapter Objectives 567 11.1 Definition of Work 567 11.2 Principle of Virtual Work 569 11.3 Principle of Virtual Work for a System of Connected Rigid Bodies 571 11.4 Conservative Forces 583 11.5 Potential Energy 584 11.6 Potential-Energy Criterion for Equilibrium 586 11.7 Stability of Equilibrium Configuration 587 Appendix.
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEngineering does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for0133918920 / 9780133918922 Engineering Mechanics: Statics plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 14/e Packageconsistsof: *0133915425 / 9780133915426 Engineering Mechanics: Statics *0133916375 / 9780133916379 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Engineering Mechanics: Statics & DynamicsMasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Professor Hibbeler's everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author's students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty. Also Available with MasteringEngineering -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and MasteringEngineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems.
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Engineering Library (Terman)
235 pages : illustrations (some colors) ; 24 cm
In this unique book, the reader is invited to experience the joy of appreciating something which has eluded understanding for many years - entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The book has a two-pronged message: first, that the Second Law is not infinitely incomprehensible as commonly stated in most textbooks on thermodynamics, but can, in fact, be comprehended through sheer common sense; and second, that entropy is not a mysterious quantity that has resisted understanding but a simple, familiar and easily comprehensible concept.Written in an accessible style, the book guides the reader through an abundance of dice games and examples from everyday life. The author paves the way for readers to discover for themselves what entropy is, how it changes, and, most importantly, why it always changes in one direction in a spontaneous process.In this new edition, seven simulated games are included so that the reader can actually experiment with the games described in the book. These simulated games are meant to enhance the readers' understanding and sense of joy upon discovering the Second Law of Thermodynamics.All errors in the previous edition were corrected and a whole new section (7. 7) has been added in which the meaning of entropy is explain in simple lanaguage.
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Engineering Library (Terman)