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158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Moral psychology
  • Cooperation problems
  • Theories
  • Contractarianism
  • Ethics engines
  • Avoiding collisions
  • Saving lives
  • Keeping the peace.
Green Library
Book
902 pages
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-205-01
Book
1 online resource.
In the recent years, fractional-order systems have been studied by many researchers in the engineering field. It was found that many systems can be described more accurately by fractional differential equations than by integer-order models. Advanced Synchronization Control and Bifurcation of Chaotic Fractional-Order Systems is a scholarly publication that explores new developments related to novel chaotic fractional-order systems, control schemes, and their applications. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including chaos synchronization, nonlinear control, and cryptography, this publication is geared toward engineers, IT professionals, researchers, and upper-level graduate students seeking current research on chaotic fractional-order systems and their applications in engineering and computer science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522554189 20180723
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1 online resource
  • 1. Gas Power Cycles.-- 2. Thermodynamic Property Data.-- 3. Two-Phase (Steam) Power Cycles.-- 4. Equations of State.-- 5. Multi-Phase Mixtures.-- 6. Combustion.-- 7. Alternative Energy.-- 8. Additional Applications.-- 9. Statistical Thermodynamics.-- Appendices - A. Properties of Common Substances.-- B. Steam Tables.-- C. Property Tables for Ammonia, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium, and Air.-- D. MATLAB programs for property data.-- E. MATLAB codes for Cycle Simulations, Combustion and Chemical Reactions.-- F. Curve fit equations for property data.-- G. Combustion Properties for Common Fuels.-- H. Online Sources of Property Data.-- I. Conversion factors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781936420278 20180312
Designed for the senior/graduate level course in thermodynamics or for use as a reference for practicing engineers, this book includes the theoretical underpinnings and derivations necessary for advanced study as well as numerous applications from industry. A companion CD-ROM with figures and MATLAB files is included. Modern software tools, such as EXCEL and MATLAB, are used to solve mathematically challenging problems. Starting with the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, it shows how the principles of thermodynamics apply to engine and power plant design. Applications include combustion of traditional fossil-fuels, pollutants and their effects, and alternative energy technologies - including fuel cells, solar power, and wind power. This title includes a companion CD-ROM with files of images, figures, property data tables, and MATLAB codes. It uses modern applications, e.g., alternative energy technologies to reinforce concepts. It provides classical theoretical underpinnings and derivations. Instructor's resources are available upon adoption.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781936420278 20180312
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1 online resource
  • 1. European Commercial Aircraft before the Airbus A320. 2. Airbus A320 and Electrically Signaled Actuators. 3. Airbus A380. 4. V-22 and AW609 Tiltrotors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119505518 20180618
This book is the third in a series dedicated to aerospace actuators. It uses the contributions of the first two volumes to conduct case studies on actuation for flight controls, landing gear and engines. The actuation systems are seen in several aspects: signal and power architectures, generation and distribution of hydraulic or mechanical power, control and reliability, and evolution towards more electrical systems. The first three chapters are dedicated to the European commercial airplanes that marked their era: Caravelle, Concorde, Airbus A320 and Airbus A380. The final chapter deals with the flight controls of the Boeing V-22 and AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor aircraft. These address concerns that also apply to electromechanical actuators, which should be fitted on more electrical aircraft in the future. The topics covered in this series of books constitute a significant source of information for individuals and engineers from a variety of disciplines, seeking to learn more about aerospace actuation systems and components.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119505518 20180618
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xi, 624 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • The American railroad industry
  • General steam locomotive development, 1895-1905
  • Locomotive engineering, 1895-1905
  • Locomotive construction, 1895-1905
  • Traction other than steam, 1895-1905
  • General steam locomotive development, 1905-1920
  • Locomotive engineering, 1905-1920
  • Locomotive construction, 1905-1920
  • Traction other than steam, 1905-1920
  • General steam locomotive development, 1920-1930
  • Locomotive engineering, 1920-1930
  • Locomotive construction, 1920-1930
  • Traction other than steam, 1920-1930
  • General steam locomotive development, 1930-1950
  • Locomotive engineering, 1930-1950
  • Locomotive construction, 1930-1950
  • Traction other than steam, 1930-1950.
Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time - enormous engines that powered a industry of colossal scale and intensity. They were deceptively simple machines yet even as the technology was being perfected it was becoming obscure. Despite immense and sustained effort, they remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, the steam locomotive disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of steam locomotive development and operation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476665825 20181001
Green Library
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1 online resource.
"Application of Semi-Analytical Methods for Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer applies semi-analytical methods to solve a range of engineering problems. After various methods are introduced, their application in nanofluid flow and heat transfer, magnetohydrodynamic flow, electrohydrodynamic flow and heat transfer, and nanofluid flow in porous media within several examples are explored. This is a valuable reference resource for materials scientists and engineers that will help familiarize them with a wide range of semi-analytical methods and how they are used in nanofluid flow and heat transfer. The book also includes case studies to illustrate how these methods are used in practice.Presents detailed information, giving readers a complete familiarity with governing equations where nanofluid is used as working fluid. Provides the fundamentals of new analytical methods, applying them to applications of nanofluid flow and heat transfer in the presence of magnetic and electric field. Gives a detailed overview of nanofluid motion in porous media"-- Provided by publisher.
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1 online resource.
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vi, 100 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface-- Chapter 1: Trends towards feudal capitalism-- Introduction-- Analysis and discussion-- Conclusion-- Chapter 2: Globalization: The emergence of "Mamounia", the new global nation-- Introduction-- The exercise of power: totalitarian capitalism-- Financial capital's globalization-- Mamounia: the new global nation-- Conclusion-- Chapter 3: Robots and informats will cause economic and social crises-- Introduction-- Robots and informats: economic and social crises-- Innovation: herd behaviour and economic bubbles-- Destructive wealth creation: transformation of social systems-- Conclusion-- Chapter 4: Aspects of a policy architecture for the fourth industrial revolution-- Introduction-- The economic subsystem-- The political subsystem-- The cultural subsystem-- The social subsystem-- Conclusion-- Chapter 5: Concepts-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138488601 20180910
The fourth industrial revolution is developing globally, with no geographical centre. It is also taking place at enormous speed. This development will shape the workplaces of the future, which will be entirely different from the workplaces created by the first, second and third industrial revolutions. Industry created the industrial worker. The knowledge society will create a new type of "industrial worker", the knowledge worker. While the third industrial revolution was concerned with the digitalization of work, in the fourth industrial revolution, robots will bring about the informatization of work. Many of these robots will be systematically connected, such that they can obtain updated information and learn from their own and others' mistakes. The way we work, where we work, what we work on, and our relationships with our colleagues and employers are all in a state of change. The workplace of the future will not necessarily be a fixed geographical location, but may be geographically distributed and functionally divided. In his book, Jon-Arild Johannessen argues that a "perfect" social storm occurs when inequality grows at a catastrophic rate, unemployment increases, job security is threatened for a growing number and robotization takes over even the most underpaid jobs. Thus, the ingredients for a perfect social storm will be brought forward by cascades of innovations that will most likely lead to economic and social crises and he argues that it is reasonable to assume that it will only take a small spark for this social storm to develop into a social revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138488601 20180910
Green Library
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
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1 online resource
  • Part 1: Introduction: the changing practices of building actors in question (20 to 30 pages of text with illustrations, maps, photographs, diagrams) This robust introduction presents the investigation and its main results. This is to bring the reader into the concrete manufactures energy-efficient buildings. The emphasis will be placed on locks, brakes, failure factors and the levers and resources that allow stakeholders into concrete work situations to build energy-efficient buildings. The transversal analysis of experience feedback on specific work situations and trajectories of the actors will clarify the characteristics of pioneers and successful operations. Will then be analyzed the recomposition of competencies (knowledge, skills and tools, relational dynamics and inter) stakeholders of the building. The issues addressed are at the crossroads of the sociology of energy, professions, labor, construction (promotion, design and construction), heat the building. Part 2: Interviews of the stakeholders of buildings - approx. 200p.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119476665 20180618
The aim of this book is to deepen the knowledge of dynamic evolution of professional practices (recomposition of knowledge and know-how, inter-relations, strategic positioning) taking place at the time of the injunction to energy efficiency in the design field, construction and management of real estate. From their experience feedback, the challenge of this book is to question the logic of innovation, to enlighten the dynamic learning and renewal of professional skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119476665 20180618
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vii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Top 10 lists
  • Buildings
  • Electricity
  • Transportation
  • Investment
  • Business
  • Politics & economics
  • Government
  • Unproven technology.
Green Library
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
  • Arduino, circuits and components
  • Creating a web server
  • Arduino to front end part I
  • Introduction to creating web content
  • Front end to Arduino
  • Arduino to front end part II
  • Visualizing data
  • Create a web dashboard
  • Physical data visualization with live data
  • Creating a game controller.
Book
1 online resource (viii, 383 pages)
This book is an introduction to the controls that manage the operation of numerous machines, devices, and systems-from simple thermostats to hydroelectric power plants. Standard topics include the various types of controls: logic controls, linear controls, on-off controls, proportional and PID controls, embedded systems, and more. Features: Explores the various types of controls: logic controls, linear controls, on-off controls, proportional and PID controls, embedded systems, and more. Includes companion files with code, images from the book, and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683921080 20180910
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1 online resource
  • Section I Reference 1. Mathematics 2. Introduction to Numerical Methods 3. Probability 4. Statistics 5. Properties of Sections and Figures 6. Properties of Engineering Materials Section II Mechanics 7. Statics 8. Dynamics 9. Mechanical Vibrations 10. Control Systems 11. Physics 12. Thermodynamic Basics 13. Fluid Mechanics 14. Introduction to Analytical Stress Analysis and the Use of Mohr's Circle 15. Introduction to Experimental Stress Analysis 16. Introduction to Fatigue and Fracture Section III Design of Mechanical Elements 17. Introduction to Material Selection 18. Beams 19. Torsion of Solid Sections 20. Combined Torsion and Bending 21. Shaft Design Basics 22. Keys and Spline Calculations 23. Columns and Struts 24. Eccentric Loading 25. Thick Cylinders 26. Compound Cylinders 27. Flat Plates 28. Methods of Attachments 29. The Design and Analysis of Helical Compression Springs Manufactured from Round Wire 30. Design and Analysis of Lugs and Shear Pins 31. Mechanical Fasteners 32. Limits and Fits 33. Energy Systems (Flywheels) 34. Introduction to Linkages 35. Introduction to Cams and Followers 36. Geared Systems 37. Power Screws 38. Clutches 39. Design of Brakes 40. Couplings 41. Bearings 42. Engineering Seals 43. Belt Drives 44. Roller Chain Drives 45. Lubrication 46. Introduction to Stepper Motors and Their Drives 47. Squirrel-Cage Motors 48. Synchronous Motors 49. Introduction to Reverse Engineering 50. General Tables.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315350523 20180910
Design Engineer's Sourcebook provides a practical resource for engineers, product designers, technical managers, students, and others needing a design-oriented reference. This volume covers the mathematics, mechanics, and materials properties needed for analysis and design, with numerous examples. A wide range of mechanical components and mechanisms are then covered, with case studies interspersed to show real engineering practice. Manufacturing is then surveyed, in the context of mechanical design. The book concludes with information on clutches, brakes, transmission and other topics important for vehicle engineering. Tables, figures and charts are included for reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315350523 20180910
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xvi, 162 pages ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Introduction. Diamond Turn Machines. Mechanism of Material Removal. Tooling for Diamond Turn Machining. DTM Process Parameters and Optimization. Tool Path Strategies in Surface Generation. Application of DTM Products. DTM Surfaces - Metrology - Characterization. Advances in DTM Technology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138748323 20171218
The goal of this book is to familiarize professionals, researchers, and students with the basics of the Diamond Turn Machining Technology and the various issues involved. The book provides a comprehensive knowledge about various aspects of the technology including the background, components of the machine, mechanism of material removal, application areas, relevant metrology, and advances taking place in this domain. Solved and unsolved examples are provided in each of the areas which will help the readers to practice and get familiarized with that particular area of the Diamond Turn Machining process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138748323 20171218
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  • CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1 INTRODUCTION 1.2 DESCRIPTION OF ANALOG AND DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1.3 ADVANTAGES OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS CHAPTER 2: Z - TRANSFORM 2.1 INTRODUCTION 2.2 FROM LAPLACE TRANSFORM TO Z - TRANSFORM 2.3 Z - TRANSFORM PROPERTIES 2.4 INVERSE Z - TRANSFORM 2.5 FORMULAS TABLE 2.6 SOLVED EXERCISES CHAPTER 3: TRANSFER FUNCTION 3.1 INTRODUCTION 3.2 OPEN LOOP SAMPLED-DATA CONTROL SYSTEM 3.3 CLOSED LOOP SAMPLED-DATA CONTROL SYSTEM 3.4 SIGNAL FLOW GRAPHS 3.5 MASON'S FORMULA 3.6 DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS 3.7 FORMULAS TABLE 3.8 SOLVED EXERCISES CHAPTER 4: TRANSFER FUNCTION DISCRETIZATION 4.1 INTRODUCTION 4.2 DISCRETIZATION METHODS 4.3 COMPARISON OF DISCRETIZATION METHODS 4.4 FORMULAS TABLE 4.5 SOLVED EXERCISES CHAPTER 5: STATE-SPACE REPRESENTATION 5.1 INTRODUCTION 5.2 DISCRETE TIME STATE-SPACE EQUATIONS 5.3 SOLUTION OF STATE EQUATIONS 5.4 STATE SPACE REPRESENTATION 5.5 CONTROLLABILITY AND OBSERVABILITY 5.6 STATE-SPACE DISCRETIZATION 5.7 FORMULAS TABLE 5.8 SOLVED EXERCISES CHAPTER 6: STABILITY OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 6.1 STABILITY 6.2 UNIT-CIRCLE CRITERION 6.3 ROUTH CRITERION USING THE BILINEAR MOBIUS TRANSFORMATION 6.4 JURY CRITERION 6.5 ROOT LOCUS METHOD 6.5.1 RULES FOR APPROXIMATE ESTABLISHMENT OF ROOT LOCUS 6.6 NYQUIST STABILITY CRITERION 6.7 BODE STABILITY CRITERION 6.8 FORMULAS TABLE 6.9 SOLVED EXERCISES ã CHAPTER 7: TIME AND HARMONIC RESPONSE ANALYSIS STEADY-STATE ERRORS 7.1 TIME RESPONSE 7.2 STEADY-STATE ERRORS 7.3 HARMONIC RESPONSE OF DISCRETE SYSTEMS 7.4 FORMULAS TABLE 7.5 SOLVED EXERCISES CHAPTER 8: COMPENSATION OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 8.1 INTRODUCTION 8.2 INDIRECT DESIGN METHODS 8.3 DIRECT DESIGN METHODS 8.4 PID DIGITAL CONTROLLER 8.4.1 DIGITAL PID CONTROLLER TUNING 8.5 DEADBEAT DIGITAL CONTROLLER 8.6 PHASE-LEAD/LAG DIGITAL COMPENSATORS 8.7 FORMULAS TABLE 8.8 SOLVED EXERCISES CHAPTER 9: SIMULATION TOOLS MATLAB-SIMULINK - LABVIEW - COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL (CC) 9.1 INTRODUCTION 9.2 CONTROL SYSTEMS SIMULATION USING MATLAB 9.3 SIMULINK 9.4 Program CC BIBLIOGRAPHY.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351686556 20171218
The objective of this book is to provide a collection of solved problems on control systems, with an emphasis on practical problems. System functionality is described, the modeling process is explained, the problem solution is introduced, and the derived results are discussed. Each chapter ends with a discussion on applying MATLAB (R), LabVIEW, and/or Comprehensive Control to the previously introduced concepts. The aim of the book is to help an average reader understand the concepts of control systems through problems and applications. The solutions are based directly on math formulas given in extensive tables throughout the text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351686556 20171218