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My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Paperback): Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Paperback)
Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
R350 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R44 (13%) In stock

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 helps you quickly get started with your Note 4 and use its features to perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

  • Make the most of Galaxy Note 4's powerful hardware--from S Pen to sensors
  • Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming
  • Transform your Galaxy Note 4 into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share
  • Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices
  • Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language
  • Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more
  • Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost
  • Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now
  • Play, sync, and manage media--from music to YouTube videos
  • Store your music collection in the cloud, so you can listen anywhere
  • Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress
  • Automatically reject calls you don't want
  • Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app
  • Find the best new apps and games on Google Play--even great freebies
  • Keep your Galaxy Note 4 up-to-date, reliable, and secure
  • Stay up-to-date seamlessly by using your Galaxy Note 4 with your Android Wear Smartwatch

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 4!

Introductory Electronics For Engineering (Paperback): M. Plodges Introductory Electronics For Engineering (Paperback)
M. Plodges
R426 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R74 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This book introduces students to all the basics of electronics. After working through this book, a student will have a good knowledge of: DC power supplies; signal/function generators; digital multimeters; oscilloscopes; low power analogue electronic devices.

LEGO Gadgets (Hardcover): Editors of Klutz LEGO Gadgets (Hardcover)
Editors of Klutz 1
R357 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R97 (27%) In stock

Build 11 awesome LEGO machines! With 58 LEGO elements. This activity kit will have you building 11 machines that whirl, flip, punch and cruise! Including a gravity-powered car, a boxing robot, a claw, a catapult, a spin-o-vision, a ghost mobile car, a rollin' T-Rex, a whirling fan, a mixing machine, a micro movie maker and a gravity-drop coaster. Make, experiment and play with KLUTZ.

Electronics For Dummies (Paperback, UK Edition): Dickon Ross, Cathleen Shamieh, Gordon. McComb Electronics For Dummies (Paperback, UK Edition)
Dickon Ross, Cathleen Shamieh, Gordon. McComb
R414 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R120 (29%) In stock

Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics * Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You? * Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen * Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance * Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors * Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals * Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors * Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits * Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty * Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety * Chapter 10: Reading Schematics * Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits * Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice * Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits * Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less * Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and Family Part IV: The Part of Tens * Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed * Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources * Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know Appendix: Internet Resources * Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information * Figuring Things Out with Calculators * Surfing for Circuits * Asking Questions in Discussion Forums * Getting Things Surplus

Engineering Circuit Analysis (Paperback, 11th Edition International Student Version): J. David Irwin, R.Mark Nelms, Amalendu... Engineering Circuit Analysis (Paperback, 11th Edition International Student Version)
J. David Irwin, R.Mark Nelms, Amalendu Patnaik
R1,089 R916 Discovery Miles 9 160 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Circuit analysis is the fundamental gateway course for computer and electrical engineering majors. Engineering Circuit Analysis has long been regarded as the most dependable textbook. Irwin and Nelms has long been known for providing the best supported learning for students otherwise intimidated by the subject matter. In this new 11th edition, Irwin and Nelms continue to develop the most complete set of pedagogical tools available and thus provide the highest level of support for students entering into this complex subject. Irwin and Nelms trademark student-centered learning design focuses on helping students complete the connection between theory and practice. Key concepts are explained clearly and illustrated by detailed worked examples. These are then followed by Learning Assessments, which allow students to work similar problems and check their results against the answers provided. The WileyPLUS course contains tutorial videos that show solutions to the Learning Assessments in detail, and also includes a robust set of algorithmic problems at a wide range of difficulty levels. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (SI) (Hardcover, 2nd edition): John Grainger, William Stevenson POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (SI) (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
John Grainger, William Stevenson
R1,373 Discovery Miles 13 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is an adaptation of Power System Analysis and Elements of Power System Analysis written by Professor Emeritus John J. Grainger and the late Professor William D. Stevenson of North Carolina State University. The original contents have been revised with the inclusion of some new contents to keep up with the recentadvances in electric power engineering. The revised work is intended to givethe undergraduate or the first-semester graduate students who study power systems and need a comprehensive and fundamental knowledge to understand the major topics commonly encountered in the present day. The book also gives its readers a sound understanding of the underlying principles of the basic elements of the modern power system including generation, transmission, operation, and control with practical examples for the analysis of real-life problems. In this book, examples and review questions are illustrated and homework problems are provided at the end of each chapter. MATLAB (R) programs developed under GUIDE (Graphical User Interface Development Environment) are provided formost examples to facilitate the understanding of underlying concepts and learn skills of simulations with the software package. This educational tool will help the readers to calculate the power system problems easily and more quickly. The hand calculation results can also be validated by the solutionsobtained by executing this software tool. MATLAB can be used to obtain power system problem solutions that involve different types of vector-matrix operations and numerical analysis methods. It is recommended that readers use MATLAB Release 2013a or a newer version for executing the program. The MATLAB-based educational tool is available at McGraw-Hill's Online Learning Center. MAATLAB is a registeredtrademark of the MathWorks, Inc., 3 Apple Hill Drive, Natick, MA 01760-2098,USA. http://www.mathworks.com.

Android Smartphones Fur Dummies (Paperback): Dan Gookin Android Smartphones Fur Dummies (Paperback)
Dan Gookin
R445 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R59 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Nise's Control Systems Engineering (Paperback, Global Edition): Norman S. Nise Nise's Control Systems Engineering (Paperback, Global Edition)
Norman S. Nise
R1,093 R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Accessibly written. Nise is noted for his clear writing and accessible presentation. Design Emphasis. Students are encouraged to go beyond a plug-and-chug approach through the use of design problems, progressive analysis and design problems, and examples and problems related to the case studies. Real-world case studies. The case studies (an autonomous submersible vehicle and an antenna position control system) are built up gradually throughout the chapters to demonstrate the analysis and design process. Strong learning-by-example pedagogical approach. Skill-assessment exercises demonstrate step-by-step techniques to solve most problems; cyber exploration labs show how to apply popular software tools (MATLAB (R), LabVIEW (R), and Simulink) to control engineering problems. Clearly ties mathematics to physical reality. Students can comprehend how theoretical concepts connect to actual system dynamics. This title is available as a WileyPLUS Global Editions course, our online teaching and learning environment which offers a collaborative and enhanced learning experience and features: Assessment tools - multiple choice questions, test banks, short answer questions Instructor Resources such as PowerPoints, links to chapters, chapter figures and tables Videos to explain concepts Analytics to track student activity Calendar options to enable easy assignment setting and tracking of students' progress Flexible platform, allowing instructors to rearrange content to suit teaching needs, or add own material Downloadable e-Textbook for students Integration into institutions' LMS ensuring students have easy access to course content SI units in both text and question bank Access to WileyPLUS Global Editions course sold separately.

Basic Circuit Analysis for Electrical Engineering (Paperback, illustrated edition): M. Govinsamy, L.D. Constantinovici Basic Circuit Analysis for Electrical Engineering (Paperback, illustrated edition)
M. Govinsamy, L.D. Constantinovici
R416 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R72 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This volume offers basic circuit analysis for electrical engineering. It covers basic concepts and useful mathematical concepts, and includes self-evaluation exercises.

Introductory digital systems for engineering (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Mahomed Rafi Bera, Telp Introductory digital systems for engineering (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Mahomed Rafi Bera, Telp
R427 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R74 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This book teaches the principles and techniques of digital systems through a range of examples.It has step-by-step solutions to exercises and over 200 practical examples, activities and selfevaluation exercises to assist the learner. A glossary of important terms makes it easily accessible to the new learner.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide - CLF-C01 Exam (Paperback): Ben Piper, David Clinton AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide - CLF-C01 Exam (Paperback)
Ben Piper, David Clinton
R870 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R299 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Set yourself apart by becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide Exam CLF-C01 provides a solid introduction to this industry-leading technology, relied upon by thousands of businesses across the globe, as well as the resources you need to prove your knowledge in the AWS Certification Exam. This guide offers complete and thorough treatment of all topics included in the exam, beginning with a discussion of what the AWS cloud is and its basic global infrastructure and architectural principles. Other chapters dive into the technical, exploring core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud Platform, as well as basic security and compliance aspects and the shared security model. In addition, the text identifies sources of documentation or technical assistance, such as white papers or support tickets. To complete their coverage, the authors discuss the AWS Cloud value proposition and define billing, account management, and pricing models. This includes describing the key services AWS can provide and their common use cases (e.g., compute, analytics, etc.). Distinguish yourself as an expert by obtaining a highly desirable certification in a widely used platform Hone your skills and gain new insights on AWS whether you work in a technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial field Fully prepare for this new exam using expert content and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, and other textual resources Benefit from access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, key term glossary, and electronic flashcards The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide is essential reading for any professional in IT or other fields that work directly with AWS, soon-to-be graduates studying in those areas, or anyone hoping to prove themselves as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

Imaging Optics (Hardcover): Joseph Braat, Peter Toeroek Imaging Optics (Hardcover)
Joseph Braat, Peter Toeroek
R1,855 R1,743 Discovery Miles 17 430 Save R112 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive and self-contained text presents the fundamentals of optical imaging from the viewpoint of both ray and wave optics, within a single volume. Comprising three distinct parts, it opens with an introduction to electromagnetic theory, including electromagnetic diffraction problems and how they can be solved with the aid of standard numerical methods such as RCWA or FDTD. The second part is devoted to the basic theory of geometrical optics and the study of optical aberrations inherent in imaging systems, including large-scale telescopes and high-resolution projection lenses. A detailed overview of state-of-the-art optical system design provides readers with the necessary tools to successfully use commercial optical design software. The final part explores diffraction theory and concludes with vectorial wave propagation, image formation and image detection in high-aperture imaging systems. The wide-ranging perspective of this important book provides researchers and professionals with a comprehensive and rigorous treatise on the theoretical and applied aspects of optical imaging.

Kommunikationsnetze in der Automatisierungstechnik - Bussysteme, Kommunikation, Netzwerke und Sicherheit im industriellen... Kommunikationsnetze in der Automatisierungstechnik - Bussysteme, Kommunikation, Netzwerke und Sicherheit im industriellen Umfeld (German, Hardcover)
Ricarda Koch, Ralph Luftner
R1,004 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R279 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Fitbit For Dummies (Paperback): TA/TK Dummies Fitbit For Dummies (Paperback)
TA/TK Dummies 1
R433 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R128 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Take a complete tour of the Fitbit ecosystem From Fitbit features to the Fitbit app to the social features of Fitbit.com, this approachable book covers everything you need to know to get the most out of your Fitbit wristband or watch. Whether you're a fitness newcomer, a regular walker, or a long-time exerciser, your Fitbit is a powerful device that can tell you much more than how many steps you take each day. This book offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for tracking all that data and getting the most out of your Fitbit investment. Go beyond steps to track sleep, heart rate, weight, and more Set up your health and fitness goals -- then go for them! Connect to third-party apps such as Strava and Weight Watchers Stay motivated by sharing your activities with friends It's one thing to simply wear your Fitbit, but it's quite another to use your Fitbit to reach your personal health goals. Whether that goal is to get fit, lose weight, eat better, or reduce stress, your Fitbit has settings and features that can help you get there. And this book shows you how!

Gimp Fur Dummies (Paperback): Karsten W. Gunther Gimp Fur Dummies (Paperback)
Karsten W. Gunther
R445 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R60 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Robert Vajtai Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Robert Vajtai
R7,271 R5,559 Discovery Miles 55 590 Save R1,712 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Forewords by Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden," " and Neal F. Lane, Rice University, Texas

Nanomaterials inevitably have bright prospects, but even now they play an important role in many areas of industry. Some of these new materials are commercially available and are used in off the shelf products, others are important model systems for physicochemical and materials science research. However, research findings and application data are not compiled in a single work. The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials collects description and data of materials which have dimensions on the nanoscale. The description of nanomaterials follows the interplay of structure, properties, processing and applications mainly in their solid phase. The chapters were arranged according to the classical materials-science classifications: carbon materials, metals, ceramics, composites, and biomaterials. For each part, materials structures represent different dimensionality; zero-dimensional clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, and two-dimensional thin films and surfaces. Combinations cover for instance nanostructured and hybrid materials.

Almost 100 leading scientists from academia and the industry were selected to write the 32 chapters and collect the physical, chemical and mechanical data. The handbook was written and compiled for professionals and practitioners, materials scientists, physicists and chemists at universities, as well as in the fields of industrial research and production.

The Handbook is organized in seven parts. Part A: NanoCarbons. Part B: NanoMetals. Part C: NanoCeramics. Part D: NanoComposits. Part E: Nanoporous Materials. Part F: Organic and Biomaterilas. Part G: Applications and Impact.

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Digital Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery (Hardcover): Jay Gao Digital Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery (Hardcover)
Jay Gao
R3,252 Discovery Miles 32 520 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Jay Gao's book on the analysis of remote sensing imagery is a well-written, easy-to-read, and informative text best serving graduate students in geosciences, and practitioners in the field of digital image analysis. Although Dr. Gao states that he has targeted his book at upper-level undergraduates and lower-level postgraduate students, its rigor and depth of mathematical analysis would challenge most students without prior experience in remote sensing and college-level mathematics. The book covers a lot of ground quickly, beginning with a basic explanation of pixels, digital numbers and histograms and advancing rapidly through a description of the most well-known satellite systems to data storage formats, rectification and classification. It best serves students who have already taken an introductory course in remote sensing. Following a three-chapter description of the basics the remaining eleven chapters are dedicated to the description of the most common image processing systems and the details of the image analysis functions which can be carried out. The largest portion of the text covers classification -- spectral and spatial, neural networks, decision trees and expert systems -- and is an invaluable reference to anyone interested in understanding image analysis terminology and the algorithms behind these different systems. The last chapter of the text is addressed to practitioners wishing to integrate remote sensing image data with GIS and/or GPS data. The text is nicely structured so that individual chapters can easily be skipped when their content is not of interest to the reader without impairing the understanding of later chapters. "The first three chapters of the book cover introductory material that the reader should be familiar with for the most part, but also includes a very handy summary of today's satellite systems. Chapter one addresses basic material, such as pixel DN, coordinates, feature space, histograms, and spatial, spectral, temporal and radiometric resolution normally covered in an introductory course in remote sensing. Chapter two presents a very informative and up-to-date overview of today's satellite instruments including meteorological, oceanographic, earth resources, hyperspectral and radar instruments. Instrument and orbital parameters are presented in tabular form and make it easy to look up technical details such as spectral and spatial resolution, orbit type, repeat cycle and other instrument characteristics quickly. Written explanations are clear, readable and provide lots of interesting insight and useful tidbits of information such as potential problems and the cost of imagery. For technicians and programmers the third chapter provides details on storage formats, including descriptions of BSQ, BIL and BIP binary formats, and the most common graphics formats like GIF, TIFF and JPEG together with data compression techniques. Non-technicians can skip this chapter since image processing software will generally take care of format conversions internally without a need for understanding the nuances of each. "Chapters four will be of interest to anyone considering the purchase of image processing software, or trying to understand the differences between systems. Gao provides a useful overview of existing software -- IDRISI, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, ER Mapper, PCI, eCognition and GRASS. A brief history of each provides useful background, and a discussion of the features of each together with a comparison (also given in tabular form) is informative to anyone considering a purchase. "Chapter five can also be viewed as a stand-alone reference on rectification, but also serves as an excellent overview of the problems of dealing with mapping on a curved surface and has particular application for geographers and cartographers. It discusses the sources of geometric distortion, coordinated systems and projections, how image rectification is done -- including the use of ground control points and implications for the order of transformation employed. There is a nice example showing how accuracy is influenced by the number of GCPs employed for SPOT and Landsat TM. For non-technical students the transformation mathematics can be skipped. A rather minimal section on image subsetting and mosaicking is included. Chapter six continues in much the same vein as the previous chapter, but discussing image enhancement -- techniques that improve the visual quality of an image. The terms introduced here, such as density slicing, linear enhancement, stretching, and histogram equalization, will be familiar to users of image processing software and Gao provides a useful explanation of each in turn. Other application-oriented utilities such as band ratioing, vegetation indices, IHS and Tasseled Cap transformations and principal component analysis are presented in a form which is understandable to students with good mathematical grounding. "The remainder of the text deals, to a large extent, with the topic of classification. Chapter seven initially discusses elements of image interpretation, but then devotes the chapter to a detailed presentation of the most common (and affordable) of these - spectral analysis. Gao presents the different algorithms used to define spectral distance, and then devotes text to a discussion of the inner workings of unsupervised classification systems. The section on supervised classification is a very useful reference for anyone undertaking this process -- describing how to set about the classification process, the differences between the different classifiers, and how to choose an appropriate one. The concepts of fuzzy logic and sub-pixels classifiers are also presented briefly. "From this point on, the text becomes much more specialized and technical and is geared towards graduate students, those carrying out research projects, and those interested in algorithmic detail. Chapter 8 is the first dealing with artificial intelligence and describes the fundamentals of neural networks. It provides sufficient information for a technically-minded non-specialist to understand the workings of such a system and serves as a good introduction to someone who is considering this field of research. Chapter nine offers an explanation of decision trees with both a descriptive verbal approach and with mathematical algorithmic detail. Chapter ten addresses spatial classifiers -- in particular the analysis of texture. This chapter again leans more heavily towards mathematics and the detail is more suited to readers with a strong technical bent. Gao goes on to discuss the process of image segmentation and thence the fundamentals of object-oriented classification. There is a useful overview of two popular software packages -- eCognition and Feature Analyst -- together with a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of object-based classification. Chapter eleven presents an overview of expert systems. This is an advanced field of artificial intelligence and is an ambitious undertaking to describe in fifty or so pages. It is an interesting read for someone trying to gain a superficial knowledge of the workings of such a system and the associated terminology, but for anyone wishing to work in the field, a much more in-depth coverage is necessary. "At this point, the student who was just trying to understand the basics of image processing and classification (and who skipped chapters eight through eleven) should resume reading as the last three chapters provide very helpful practical information. Chapter twelve provides a useful discussion on the methodology for assessing the accuracy of a classification and includes sources of inaccuracy and interpretation of an error matrix. It provides worked examples of accuracy assessments using simple math. This is a valuable addition to the text and presents an important process that is often overlooked in reporting classification results. Chapters thirteen and fourteen also deal with very practical matters. Chapter thirteen describes procedures for handling the analysis of temporal changes via a variety of change detection algorithms, and chapter fourteen introduces the use of GIS and GPS data in image analysis. "Dr. Gao has written an excellent text describing technical information in a very readable manner. His book will serve as a good text for a course in remote sensing/image analysis, assuming that the student has received instruction in the fundamentals of remote sensing and been introduced to some image processing software. Students wishing to become adept at the practicalities of fundamental image processing skills and classification can easily skip the mid section of the text, whereas those who are keen to learn about more sophisticated classifiers will gain the fundamentals of these from this section. Overall I found the book very informative and a pleasure to read." Reviewed by Helen M. Cox, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Geography, California State University, Northridge

Control Systems Engineering (Paperback, 8th Edition): Norman S. Nise Control Systems Engineering (Paperback, 8th Edition)
Norman S. Nise
R1,086 R913 Discovery Miles 9 130 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
Springer Handbook of Automation (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.): Shimon Y. Nof Springer Handbook of Automation (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.)
Shimon Y. Nof
R6,882 R6,111 Discovery Miles 61 110 Save R771 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Automation is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension and plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Engineers combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. The Springer Handbook of Automation incorporates these new developments and presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas of automation. Besides manufacturing as a primary application of automation, the handbook contains new application areas such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics. This Springer Handbook is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field such as engineers, computer scientists, designers. It is edited by an internationally renowned and experienced expert.

Chapters in Part A explain the significant influence of automation on our life, on individuals, organizations, and society, in economic terms and context, and impacts of precision, accuracy and reliability with automatic and automated equipment and operations. The theoretical and scientific knowledge about the human role in automation is covered in Part B from the human-oriented and human-centered aspects of automation to be applied and operated by humans, to the human role as supervisor and intelligent controller of automation systems and platforms. This part concludes with analysis and discussion on the limits of automation to the best of our current understanding. Covering automation design from theory to building automation machines, systems, and systems-of-systems, Part C explains the fundamental elements of mechatronics, sensors, robots, and other components useful for automation, and how they are combined with control and automation software, including models and techniques for automation software engineering, and the automation of the design process itself. Chapters in Part D cover the basic design requirements for the automation and illustrate examples of how the challenging issues can be solved for the deign and integration of automation with respect to its main purpose: Continuous and discrete processes and industries, design techniques, criteria and algorithms for flow lines, and integrated automation. Concluding this part is the design for safety of automation, and of automation for safety. The main aspects of automation management are covered by the chapters in Part E: Cost effectiveness and economic reasons for the design, feasibility analysis, implementation, rationalization, use, and maintenance of particular automation; performance and functionality measures and criteria. Related also are the issues of how to manage automatically and control maintenance, replacement, and upgrading. Part F, industrial automation, begins with explanation of machine tool automation, including various types of numerical control (NC), flexible, and precision machinery for production, manufacturing, and assembly, digital and virtual industrial production, to detailed design, guidelines and application of automation in the principal industries, from aerospace and automotive to semi-conductor, mining, food, paper and wood industries. Chapters are also devoted to the design, control and operation of functions common to all industrial automation. Infrastructures and service automation are covered in Part G and it is explained how automation is designed, selected, integrated, justified and applied, its challenges and emerging trends in those areas and in the construction of structures, roads and bridges; of smart buildings, smart roads and intelligent vehicles; cleaning of surfaces, tunnels and sewers; land, air, and space transportation; information, knowledge, learning, training, and library services; and in sports and entertainment. Automation in medical and healthcare systems is covered in Part H and shows the exponential penetration and main contributions of automation to the health and medical well being of individuals and societies. First, the scientific and theoretical foundations of control and automation in biological and biomedical systems and mechanisms are explained, then specific areas are described and analyzed. Available, proven, and emerging automation techniques in healthcare delivery and elimination of hospital and other medical errors are also addressed. Finally, Part I, Home, Office, and Enterprise Automation is about functional automation areas at home, in the office, and in general enterprises, including multi-enterprise networks. Chapters also cover the automation theories, techniques and practice, design, operation, challenges and emerging trends in education and learning, banking, commerce. An important dimension of the material compiled for this part is that it is useful for all other functional areas of automation. The concluding part of this Springer Handbook contains figures and tables with statistical information and summaries about automation applications and impacts in four main areas: industrial automation, service automation, healthcare automation, and financial and e-commerce automation. A rich list of associations and of periodical publications around the world that focus on automation in its variety of related fields is also included for the benefit of readers worldwide.

Throughout the 94 chapters, divided into ten main parts, with 124 tables, 1005 figures, the 168 co-authors present proven knowledge, original analysis, best practices and authoritative expertise.

Plenty of case studies, creative examples and unique illustrations, covering topics of automation from the basics and fundamentals to advanced techniques, cases and theories will serve the readers and benefit the students and researchers, engineers and managers, inventors, investors and developers.

The Story of Electricity - With 20 Easy-to-perform Experiments (Paperback, Dover ed): George Delucenay Leon The Story of Electricity - With 20 Easy-to-perform Experiments (Paperback, Dover ed)
George Delucenay Leon
R290 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Easy-to-follow instructions for performing 20 famous experiments that led to major discoveries in electricity and magnetism over the past 2,500 years. Safe, clearly illustrated projects involve compasses, batteries, electromagnets, thermocouples, generators, more. List of inexpensive, readily available materials. Grades 4-6.

PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed): Ron Hackett PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed)
Ron Hackett
R567 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R120 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES

""Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects."" --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd.

This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. "PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius" gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit.

From "Hello, World " to "Hail, Octavius "
All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius--a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius' functioning. The only limit is your imagination

"PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius: " Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Offers all the programs in the book free for download Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources

"Build these and other devious devices: " Simple mini-stereo jack adapter USBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapter Power supply Three-state digital logic probe 20X2 master processor circuit TV-R input module 8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD board Serialized 16X2 LCD Serialized 4X4 matrix keypad SPI 4-digit LED display Countdown timer Programmable, multi-function peripheral device and operating system Octavius--advanced robotics experimentation platform L298 dual DC motor controller board

Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.

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TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart (Paperback, Ed): Bryan Bergeron Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart (Paperback, Ed)
Bryan Bergeron
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Learn Practical Electronics From a Skilled Mentor

""The text is written as if Dr. Bergeron, who is a highly experienced electronics practitioner, is speaking directly to the reader with a point-by-point commentary about each teardown, complete with clear explanations of the operation and function of every component. By the time the product is completely disassembled, the reader understands the design tricks, component selection, and packaging choices that enabled the product to reach the market."" -- From the Foreword by Forrest M. Mims III

Amp up your knowledge of electronics by deconstructing common devices and analyzing the revealed components and circuitry. "Teardowns: Learn How Electronics Work by Taking Them Apart" contains 14 projects that expose the inner workings of household appliances, workbench measuring instruments, and musical equipment. Discover how resistors, capacitors, sensors, transducers, and transistors function in real circuitry. You'll even get details on custom modifications to electric guitar pickups, an effects pedal, and a tube amp. Essential instructions for safely launching your own teardowns are also included in this hands-on guide. Learn about sensors and ICs from smoke detectors and motion-activated lights Work with the LCD and strain gauge transducers in a digital scale Discover how surge protectors, power conditioners, and UPS units function Study thermal design techniques in compact fluorescent bulbs Analyze the control systems in ultrasonic humidifiers and digital thermometers Understand how op amps and power ICs work in a hi-fi stereo amplifier Figure out how ultrasonic transducers work in a laser-guided measuring device Explore electric guitar pickups, effects pedals, and tube amplifiers

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