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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 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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. Podges Introductory Electronics For Engineering (Paperback)
M. Podges
R452 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R55 (12%) Ships in 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.

No Rules Rules - Netflix And The Culture Of Reinvention (Paperback): Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer No Rules Rules - Netflix And The Culture Of Reinvention (Paperback)
Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer 1
R340 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R95 (28%) In stock

How do you build the most dynamic, disruptive business on earth? This is the Netflix founder's radical blueprint.

*Hard work is irrelevant.
*Be radically honest.
*Adequate performance gets a generous severance.
*And never, ever try to please your boss.

These are some of the ground rules if you work at Netflix. They are part of a unique cultural experiment that explains how the company has transformed itself at lightning speed from a DVD mail order service into a streaming superpower – with 125 million fervent subscribers and a market capitalisation bigger than Disney. Finally Reed Hastings, Netflix Chairman and CEO, is sharing the secrets that have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries. With INSEAD business school professor Erin Meyer, he will explore his leadership philosophy – which begins by rejecting the accepted beliefs under which most companies operate – and how it plays out in practice at Netflix.

From unlimited holidays to abolishing financial approvals, Netflix offers a fundamentally different way to run any organisation, one far more in tune with a fast-paced world. For anyone interested in creativity, productivity and innovation, the Netflix culture is something close to a holy grail. This book will make it, and its creator, fully accessible for the first time.

LEGO Gadgets (Hardcover): Editors of Klutz LEGO Gadgets (Hardcover)
Editors of Klutz 3
R432 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R108 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build 11 awesome LEGO (R) machines! With 58 LEGO (R) 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 . What is Klutz? Klutz is a premium brand of book-based activity kits, designed to inspire creativity in every child. Our unique combination of crystal-clear instructions, custom tools and materials, and hearty helpings of humor is 100% guaranteed to kick-start creativity. Super-clear instructions Open-ended Creativity Rewarding Reading Skills to Build On Everything You Need

Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback): John Tysoe Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback)
John Tysoe; Contributions by Alan Knott-Craig
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) In stock

‘Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.’

It’s been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.

When the world’s first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we’ll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.

This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications – microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites – and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it’s a story about us and our need to communicate.

Deepfakes - The Coming Infocalypse (Hardcover): Nina Schick Deepfakes - The Coming Infocalypse (Hardcover)
Nina Schick
R513 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti,... Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Riccardo Zoppoli, Marcello Sanguineti, Giorgio Gnecco, Thomas Parisini
R5,337 Discovery Miles 53 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Neural Approximations for Optimal Control and Decision provides a comprehensive methodology for the approximate solution of functional optimization problems using neural networks and other nonlinear approximators where the use of traditional optimal control tools is prohibited by complicating factors like non-Gaussian noise, strong nonlinearities, large dimension of state and control vectors, etc. Features of the text include: * a general functional optimization framework; * thorough illustration of recent theoretical insights into the approximate solutions of complex functional optimization problems; * comparison of classical and neural-network based methods of approximate solution; * bounds to the errors of approximate solutions; * solution algorithms for optimal control and decision in deterministic or stochastic environments with perfect or imperfect state measurements over a finite or infinite time horizon and with one decision maker or several; * applications of current interest: routing in communications networks, traffic control, water resource management, etc.; and * numerous, numerically detailed examples. The authors' diverse backgrounds in systems and control theory, approximation theory, machine learning, and operations research lend the book a range of expertise and subject matter appealing to academics and graduate students in any of those disciplines together with computer science and other areas of engineering.

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
R1,378 R1,267 Discovery Miles 12 670 Save R111 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Titanic Calling - Wireless Communications during the Great Disaster (Hardcover): Michael Hughes, Katherine Bosworth Titanic Calling - Wireless Communications during the Great Disaster (Hardcover)
Michael Hughes, Katherine Bosworth
R441 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R180 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published in commemoration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the "Titanic"'s sinking, this book tells the story of that fateful night from an unusual angle: through the many wireless communications sent to and from the land stations and the ships involved as the tragic events unfolded.Drawing on the extensive record of wireless transmissions in the Marconi Archives, "Titanic Calling" recounts this legendary story the way it was first heard, beginning with repeated warnings--just hours before the collision--of several large icebergs unusually far south and alarmingly close to the "Titanic"'s course. The story follows senior operator Jack Phillips as he sends distress messages to nearby ships and shows how these urgent calls for help were received and rapidly relayed across the Atlantic in a desperate attempt to save the lives of the "Titanic"'s passengers and crew. Finally, the distant SS "Virginian" receives the "Titanic"'s final, broken message. The story concludes with the rescue of the fortunate survivors, who radio messages to loved ones from aboard the RMS "Carpathia "while safely on their way to New York. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the messages and including full transcripts of original material, the book also features an introduction to the development of maritime wireless communications and a discussion of the Marconi Archives's "Titanic "collection. The forced brevity of the messages lends the narrative a startling sense of immediacy and brings to life to the voices of the individuals involved.

Girl Decoded - My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Paperback): Rana... Girl Decoded - My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent - and Change the Way We Interact Forever (Paperback)
Rana El Kaliouby 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Rana el Kaliouby's vision for how technology should work in parallel with empathy is bold, inspired and hopeful' Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global 'This lucid and captivating book by a renowned pioneer of emotion-AI tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: How can we ensure a future where this technology empowers rather than surveils and manipulates us?' Max Tegmark, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of Life 3.0 We are entering an empathy crisis. Most of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana el Kaliouby discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way.

The ABCs of EMP - A Practical Guide to Both Understanding and Surviving an EMP (Paperback): Jeffrey R Yago The ABCs of EMP - A Practical Guide to Both Understanding and Surviving an EMP (Paperback)
Jeffrey R Yago
R460 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R61 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lab manual for Electronic Devices, Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition): Thomas L Floyd Lab manual for Electronic Devices, Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition)
Thomas L Floyd
R1,529 Discovery Miles 15 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This laboratory manual is carefully coordinated to the text Electronic Devices, Tenth edition, Global edition, by Thomas L. Floyd. The seventeen experiments correspond to the chapters in the text (except the first experiment references Chapters 1 and the first part of Chapter 2). All of the experiments are subdivided into two or three "Parts." With one exception (Experiment 12-B), the Parts for the all experiments are completely independent of each other. The instructor can assign any or all Parts of these experiments, and in any order. This format provides flexibility depending on the schedule, laboratory time available, and course objectives. In addition, experiments 12 through 16 provide two options for experiments. These five experiments are divided into two major sections identified as A or B. The A experiments continue with the format of previous experiments; they are constructed with discrete components on standard protoboards as used in most electronic teaching laboratories. The A experiments can be assigned in programs where traditional devices are emphasized. Each B experiment has a similar format to the corresponding A experiment, but uses a programmable Analog Signal Processor (ASP) that is controlled by (free) Computer Aided Design (CAD) software from the Anadigm company (www.anadigm.com). These experiments support the Programmable Analog Design feature in the textbook. The B experiments are also subdivided into independent Parts, but Experiment 12-B, Part 1, is a software tutorial and should be performed before any other B experiments. This is an excellent way to introduce the ASP technology because no other hardware is required other than a computer running the downloaded software. In addition to Experiment 12-B, the first 13 steps of Experiment 15-B, Part 2, are also tutorial in nature for the AnadigmFilter program. This is an amazing active filter design tool that is easy to learn and is included with the AnadigmDesigner2 (AD2) CAD software. The ASP is part of a Programmable Analog Module (PAM) circuit board from the Servenger company (www.servenger.com) that interfaces to a personal computer. The PAM is controlled by the AD2 CAD software from the Anadigm company website. Except for Experiment 12-B, Part 1, it is assumed that the PAM is connected to the PC and AnadigmDesigner2 is running. Experiment 16-B, Part 3, also requires a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft (R) Excel (R). The PAM is described in detail in the Quick Start Guide (Appendix B). Instructors may choose to mix A and B experiments with no loss in continuity, depending on course objectives and time. We recommend that Experiment 12-B,Part 1, be assigned if you want students to have an introduction to the ASP without requiring a hardware purchase. A text feature is the Device Application (DA) at the end of most chapters. All of the DAs have a related laboratory exercise using a similar circuit that is sometimes simplified to make laboratory time as efficient as possible. The same text icon identifies the related DA exercise in the lab manual. One issue is the trend of industry to smaller surface-mount devices, which are very difficult to work with and are not practical for most lab work. For example, almost all varactors are supplied as surface mount devices now. In reviewing each experiment, we have found components that can illustrate the device function with a traditional one. The traditional through-hole MV2109 varactor is listed as obsolete, but will be available for the foreseeable future from Electronix Express (www.elexp.com), so it is called out in Experiment 3. All components are available from Electronix Express (www.elexp.com) as a kit of parts (see list in Appendix A). The format for each experiment has not changed from the last edition and is as follows: * Introduction: A brief discussion about the experiment and comments about each of the independent Parts that follow. * Reading: Reading assignment in the Floyd text related to the experiment. * Key Objectives: A statement specific to each Part of the experiment of what the student should be able to do. * Components Needed: A list components and small items required for each Part but not including the equipment found at a typical lab station. Particular care has been exercised to select materials that are readily available and reusable, keeping cost at a minimum. * Parts: There are two or three independent parts to each experiment. Needed tables, graphs, and figures are positioned close to the first referenced location to avoid confusion. Step numbering starts fresh with each Part, but figures and tables are numbered sequentially for the entire experiment to avoid multiple figures with the same number. Conclusion: At the end of each Part, space is provided for a written conclusion. Questions: Each Part includes several questions that require the student to draw upon the laboratory work and check his or her understanding of the concepts. Troubleshooting questions are frequently presented. * Multisim Simulation: At the end of each A experiment (except #1), one or more circuits are simulated in a Multisim computer simulation. New Multisim troubleshooting problems have been added to this edition. Multisim troubleshooting files are identified with the suffix f1, f2, etc., in the file name (standing for fault1, fault2, etc.). Other files, with nf as the suffix include demonstrations or practice using instruments such as the Bode Plotter and the Spectrum Analyzer. A special icon is shown with all figures that are related to the Multisim simulation. Multisim files are found on the website: www.pearsonglobaledition.com/Floyd. Microsoft PowerPoint (R) slides are available at no cost to instructors for all experiments. The slides reinforce the experiments with troubleshooting questions and a related problem and are available on the instructor's resource site. Each laboratory station should contain a dual-variable regulated power supply, a function generator, a multimeter, and a dual-channel oscilloscope. A list of all required materials is given in Appendix A along with information on acquiring the PAM. As mentioned, components are also available as a kit from Electronix Express; the kit number is 32DBEDFL10.

Imaging Optics (Hardcover): Joseph Braat, Peter Toeroek Imaging Optics (Hardcover)
Joseph Braat, Peter Toeroek
R2,245 R2,118 Discovery Miles 21 180 Save R127 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Killer Visual Strategies - Engage Any Audience, Improve Comprehension, and Get Amazing Results Using Visual Communication... Killer Visual Strategies - Engage Any Audience, Improve Comprehension, and Get Amazing Results Using Visual Communication (Paperback)
Amy Balliett
R717 R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover the foundation, power, and necessity of visual communication with this essential guide Visual communication has changed. It's gone from being an optional medium for relaying information to an important method for building connections and increasing understanding. We now use visual storytelling to help us establish and strengthen relationships, engage distracted audiences, and bring clarity to complexity. Killer Visual Strategies examines how visual communication has transformed how brands connect with their customers and colleagues alike. It looks at the growing audience demand for quality visual content and how organizations must meet this demand or risk being left behind. Killer Visual Strategies traces the history of visual communication and explores why it now plays an integral role in our daily lives. As Amy Balliett tells the story of this evolving medium, she naturally incorporates visuals, such as timelines and data visualizations throughout. In addition to providing actionable rules to follow for creating high-impact visual content, Balliett also explores the latest trends, including visual search, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). Then, she looks forward to what lies ahead in this dynamic field. The book's topics can benefit readers in a range of professions where visual content is now vital to sharing a message. Learn best practices for visual communication Gain inspiration from countless visual examples Stay on top of the latest trends in visual communication Understand visual communication for marketing, sales, design, HR, and more Killer Visual Strategies provides a clearer picture of the evolution of visual communication as a fundamental part of how a story is told.

Electrical Drives - Principles, Planning, Applications, Solutions (Hardcover): Jens Weidauer, Richard Messer Electrical Drives - Principles, Planning, Applications, Solutions (Hardcover)
Jens Weidauer, Richard Messer
R1,298 R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Save R144 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the point of view of a user this book covers all aspects of modern electrical drives. It is aimed at both users, who wish to understand, design, use, and maintain electrical drives, as well as specialists, technicians, engineers, and students, who wish to gain a comprehensive overview of electrical drives.
Jens Weidauer and Richard Messer describe the principles of electrical drives, their design, and application, through to complex automation solutions. In the process, they introduce the entire spectrum of drive solutions available and their main applications. A special aspect is the combination of multiple drives to form a drive system, as well as the integration of drives into automation solutions.
In simple and clear language, and supported with many diagrams, complex relationships are described and presented in an easy-to-understand way. The authors deliberately avoid a comprehensive mathematical treatment of their subject and instead focus on a coherent description of the active principles and relationships. As a result, the reader will be in a position to understand electrical drives as a whole and to solve drive-related problems in everyday professional life.

Optical Effects in Solids (Hardcover): David B. Tanner Optical Effects in Solids (Hardcover)
David B. Tanner
R1,792 R1,697 Discovery Miles 16 970 Save R95 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An overview of the optical effects in solids, addressing the physics of various materials and their response to electromagnetic radiation. The discussion includes metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators. The book begins by introducing the dielectric function into Maxwell's macroscopic equations and finding their plane-wave solution. The physics governing the dielectric function of various materials is then covered, both classically and using basic quantum mechanics. Advanced topics covered include interacting electrons, the anomalous skin effect, anisotropy, magneto-optics, and inhomogeneous materials. Each subject begins with a connection to the basic physics of the particular solid, after which the measurable optical quantities are derived. It allows the reader to connect measurements (reflectance, optical conductivity and dielectric function) with the underlying physics of solids. Methods of analysing experimental data are addressed, making this an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in solid state physics, optics, and materials science.

Signals, Systems and Inference, Global Edition (Paperback, Global ed): Alan V. Oppenheim, George C. Verghese Signals, Systems and Inference, Global Edition (Paperback, Global ed)
Alan V. Oppenheim, George C. Verghese
R1,830 R1,621 Discovery Miles 16 210 Save R209 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For upper-level undergraduate courses in deterministic and stochastic signals and system engineering An Integrative Approach to Signals, Systems and Inference Signals, Systems and Inference is a comprehensive text that builds on introductory courses in time- and frequency-domain analysis of signals and systems, and in probability. Directed primarily to upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students in engineering and applied science branches, this new textbook pioneers a novel course of study. Instead of the usual leap from broad introductory subjects to highly specialized advanced subjects, this engaging and inclusive text creates a study track for a transitional course. Properties and representations of deterministic signals and systems are reviewed and elaborated on, including group delay and the structure and behavior of state-space models. The text also introduces and interprets correlation functions and power spectral densities for describing and processing random signals. Application contexts include pulse amplitude modulation, observer-based feedback control, optimum linear filters for minimum mean-square-error estimation, and matched filtering for signal detection. Model-based approaches to inference are emphasized, in particular for state estimation, signal estimation, and signal detection. The text explores ideas, methods and tools common to numerous fields involving signals, systems and inference: signal processing, control, communication, time-series analysis, financial engineering, biomedicine, and many others. Signals, Systems and Inference is a long-awaited and flexible text that can be used for a rigorous course in a broad range of engineering and applied science curricula.

The AI Economy - Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age (Paperback): Roger Bootle The AI Economy - Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age (Paperback)
Roger Bootle
R366 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R68 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A well-researched, enjoyable and thoughtful book'. - Calum Chace, Forbes Extraordinary innovations in technology promise to transform the world, but how realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives? In this much needed book the acclaimed economist Roger Bootle responds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot, steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all. Tackling the implications of Artificial Intelligence on growth, productivity, inflation and the distribution of wealth and power, THE AI ECONOMY also examines coming changes to the the way we educate, work and spend our leisure time. A fundamentally optimistic view which will help you plan for changing times, this book explains AI and leads you towards a more certain future.

Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Robert Vajtai Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Robert Vajtai
R8,802 R6,725 Discovery Miles 67 250 Save R2,077 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 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
R3,991 Discovery Miles 39 910 Ships in 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 th

Dorf's Introduction to Electric Circuits (Paperback, 9th Edition, Global Edition): Richard C. Dorf, James A. Svoboda Dorf's Introduction to Electric Circuits (Paperback, 9th Edition, Global Edition)
Richard C. Dorf, James A. Svoboda
R1,379 R1,268 Discovery Miles 12 680 Save R111 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dorf's Introduction to Electric Circuits, Global Edition, is designed for a one- to -three term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis. The book endeavors to help students who are being exposed to electric circuits for the first time and prepares them to solve realistic problems involving these circuits. Abundant design examples, design problems, and the How Can We Check feature illustrate the text's focus on design. The Global Edition continues the expanded use of problem-solving software such as PSpice and MATLAB.

Artificial Intelligence Revolution - How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture (Hardcover): Robin Li Artificial Intelligence Revolution - How AI Will Change our Society, Economy, and Culture (Hardcover)
Robin Li; Preface by Cixin Liu
R634 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R130 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The co-founder of Baidu explains how AI will transform human livelihood, from our economy and financial systems down to our daily lives. Written by Baidu cofounder Robin Li and prefaced by award-winning sci-fi writer Cixin Liu (author of The Three-Body Problem), Artificial Intelligence Revolution introduces Baidu's teams of top scientists and management as pioneers of movement toward AI. The book covers many of the latest AI-related ideas and technological developments, such as: Computational ability Big data resources Setting the basic standards of AI in research and development An introduction to the "super brain" Intelligent manufacturing Deep learning L4 automated vehicles Smart finance The book describes the emergence of a "smart" society powered by technology and reflects on the challenges humanity is about to face. Li covers the most pressing AI-related ideas and technological developments, including: Will artificial intelligence replace human workers, and in what sectors of the economy? How will it affect healthcare and finance? How will daily human life change? Robin Li's Artificial Intelligence Revolution addresses these questions and more from the perspective of a pioneer of AI development. It's a must-read for anyone concerned about the emergence of a "smart" society powered by technology and the challenges humanity is about to face.

Communication Nets - Stochastic Message Flow and Delay (Paperback): Leonard Kleinrock Communication Nets - Stochastic Message Flow and Delay (Paperback)
Leonard Kleinrock
R349 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text develops a queuing theory model of communications nets, with realistic assessments that will benefit those working with computers and other communications systems. Topics include optimal channel capacity assignment, effect of priority and other queue disciplines, choice of routine procedure, fixed-cost restraint, and design of topological structures. 1964 edition.

Ham Radio For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition): H. Ward Silver Ham Radio For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
H. Ward Silver
R517 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Your how-to guide to become a ham Ham radio, or amateur radio, is a way to talk with people around the world in real-time, or to send email without any sort of internet connection. It provides a way to keep in touch with friends and family, whether they are across town or across the country. It is also a very important emergency communication system. When cell phones, landlines, the internet, and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called "hams," enjoy radio technology as a hobby, but are often called upon to provide vital service when regular communications systems fail. Ham Radio For Dummies is your guide to everything there is to know about ham radio. Plus, this updated edition provides new and additional information on digital mode operating, as well as use of amateur radio in student science and new operating events. - Set up your radio station - Design your ham shack - Provide support in emergencies and communicate with other hams - Study for the licensing exam and choose your call sign If you're looking to join a college radio club or just want to learn the latest tips and tricks, this book is a helpful reference guide to beginners, or those who have been "hams" for years.

Optimal Control - Linear Quadratic Methods (Paperback): Brian D. O Anderson, John B Moore Optimal Control - Linear Quadratic Methods (Paperback)
Brian D. O Anderson, John B Moore
R598 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This augmented edition of a respected text teaches the reader how to use linear quadratic Gaussian methods effectively for the design of control systems. It explores linear optimal control theory from an engineering viewpoint, with step-by-step explanations that show clearly how to make practical use of the material.
The three-part treatment begins with the basic theory of the linear regulator/tracker for time-invariant and time-varying systems. The Hamilton-Jacobi equation is introduced using the Principle of Optimality, and the infinite-time problem is considered. The second part outlines the engineering properties of the regulator. Topics include degree of stability, phase and gain margin, tolerance of time delay, effect of nonlinearities, asymptotic properties, and various sensitivity problems. The third section explores state estimation and robust controller design using state-estimate feedback.
Numerous examples emphasize the issues related to consistent and accurate system design. Key topics include loop-recovery techniques, frequency shaping, and controller reduction, for both scalar and multivariable systems. Self-contained appendixes cover matrix theory, linear systems, the Pontryagin minimum principle, Lyapunov stability, and the Riccati equation. Newly added to this Dover edition is a complete solutions manual for the problems appearing at the conclusion of each section.

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