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Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (Paperback): Wasim Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Khalid Rahman, Ghulam Hussain,... Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (Paperback)
Wasim Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Khalid Rahman, Ghulam Hussain, Cedric Aimal Edwin
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The purpose of this book is to develop capacity building in strategic and non-strategic machine tool technology. The book contains chapters on how to functionally reverse engineer strategic and non-strategic computer numerical control machinery. Numerous engineering areas, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer hardware and software engineering, are covered. The book offers guidelines and covers design for machine tools, prototyping, augmented reality for machine tools, modern communication strategies, and enterprises of functional reverse engineering, along with case studies. Features Presents capacity building in machine tool development Discusses engineering design for machine tools Covers prototyping of strategic and non-strategic machine tools Illustrates augmented reality for machine tools Includes Internet of Things (IoT) for machine tools

The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century - Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses (Paperback): Heather Graves,... The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century - Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses (Paperback)
Heather Graves, David Edward Beard
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines mass communication and civic participation in the age of oil, analyzing the rhetorical and discursive ways that governments and corporations shape public opinion and public policy and activists attempt to reframe public debates to resist corporate framing. In the twenty-first century, oil has become a subject of civic deliberation. Environmental concerns have intensified, questions of indigenous rights have arisen, and private and public investment in energy companies has become open to deliberation. International contributors use local events as a starting point to explore larger issues associated with oil-dependent societies and cultures. This interdisciplinary collection synthesizes work in the energy humanities, rhetorical studies and environmental studies to analyze the global discourse of oil from the start of the twentieth century into the era of transnational corporations of the 21st century. This book will be a vital text for scholars in communication studies, the energy humanities and in environmental studies. Case studies are framed accessibly, and the theoretical lenses are accessible across disciplines, making it ideal for a post-graduate and advanced undergraduate audience in these fields.

The Vacuum Interrupter - Theory, Design, and Application (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Paul G. Slade The Vacuum Interrupter - Theory, Design, and Application (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Paul G. Slade
R3,642 Discovery Miles 36 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Title: The Vacuum Interrupter: Theory, Design, and Application Shelving guide: Electrical Engineering Dr. Paul Slade draws from his nearly six decades of active experience to develop this second edition of The Vacuum Interrupter: Theory, Design, and Application. This book begins by discussing the design requirements for high voltage vacuum interrupters and then the contact requirements to interrupt the vacuum arc. It then continues by describing the various applications in which the vacuum interrupter is generally utilized. Part 1 of this book begins with a detailed review of the vacuum breakdown process. It continues by covering the steps necessary for the design and the manufacture of a successful vacuum interrupter. The vacuum arc is then discussed, including how it is affected as a function of current. An overview of the development and use of practical contact materials, along with their advantages and disadvantages, follows. Contact designs that are introduced to control the high current vacuum arc are also analyzed. Part 2, on application, begins with a discussion of the arc interruption process for low current and high current vacuum arcs. It examines the voltage escalation phenomenon that can occur when interrupting inductive circuits. The occurrence of contact welding for closed contacts subjected to the passage of high currents, and for contacts when closing on high currents, is explored. The general requirements for the successful manufacture and testing of vacuum circuit breakers is then presented. The general application of vacuum interrupters to switch load currents, especially when applied to capacitor circuits, is also given. The interruption of high short circuit currents is presented along with the expected performance of the two major contact designs. Owing to the ever-increasing need for environmentally friendly circuit protection devices, the development and application of the vacuum interrupter will only increase in the future. At present the vacuum circuit breaker is the technology of choice for distribution circuits (5kV to 40.5kV). It is increasingly being applied to transmission circuits (72.5kV to 242kV). In the future, its application for protecting high voltage DC networks is assured. Audience This is a practical source book for engineers and scientists interested in studying the development and application of the vacuum interrupter Research scientists in industry and universities Graduate students beginning their study of vacuum interrupter phenomena Design engineers applying vacuum interrupters in vacuum switches, vacuum contactors, vacuum circuit breakers, and vacuum contactors It provides a unique and comprehensive review of all aspects of vacuum interrupter technology for those new to the subject and for those who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of its science and application Scientists and engineers, who are beginning their research into vacuum breakdown and aspects of the vacuum arc, will find the extensive bibliography and phenomenological descriptions to be a useful introduction

Bioprospecting - Success, Potential and Constraints (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Russell Paterson, Nelson Lima Bioprospecting - Success, Potential and Constraints (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Russell Paterson, Nelson Lima
R4,383 R2,678 Discovery Miles 26 780 Save R1,705 (39%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book considers all aspects of bioprospecting in 14 succinct chapters and a forward by David Hawksworth. The organisms addressed include plants, insects, fungi, bacteria and phages. Bioprospecting has never been more relevant and is of renewed interest, because of the extremely worrying rise in novel, resistant pathogenic microorganisms. The practices in pharmaceutical companies have failed to deliver novel antibiotics to control these infections. We need to look for new sources of drugs from the environment on a massive scale as drug discovery is "too important to fail". Furthermore, the field can add great value to ecosystems in terms of economics, while providing additional reasons for maintaining associated services, such as food provision, benign climate, effective nutrient cycling and cultural practices. Bioprospecting provides another reason why climate change must be reduced in order to preserve relevant environments. Previous bioprospecting projects should be re-visited and established biodiversity centres have a major role. Many different ecosystems exist which contain unique organisms with the potential to supply novel antibiotics, enzymes, food, and cosmetics, or they may simply have aesthetic value. The book stresses the difficulties in obtaining successful products and yet describes why natural products should be investigated over combinatorial chemistry. Personal experience of bioprospecting projects are given significance. Issues such as how to share the benefits equitably with local communities are described and why pharmaceutical companies can be reluctant to be involved. Legal issues are discussed. Finally, there has never been a better time for a new book on bioprospecting, because of the need to preserve ecosystems, and from the emergence of resistant pathogenic microorganisms.

On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2018) (Spiral bound, 7th edition): The Institution of Engineering and Technology On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2018) (Spiral bound, 7th edition)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1
R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The On-Site Guide is an essential guide to BS 7671. It incorporates the extensive changes in BS 7671:2018, making this a vital guide for keeping up to date. It enables the competent electrician to deal with installations (up to 100 A, 3-phase) providing essential information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations published in July 2018 and came into effect in January 2019. Changes from the previous edition include requirements concerning Surge Protection Devices, Arc Fault Detection Devices and the installation of electric vehicle charging equipment as well as many other areas.

Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Peter M. Curtis Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Peter M. Curtis
R2,486 Discovery Miles 24 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The new edition of the leading single-volume resource on designing, operating, and managing mission critical infrastructure Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment provides in-depth coverage of operating, managing, and maintaining power quality and emergency power systems in mission critical facilities. This extensively revised third edition provides invaluable insight into the mission critical environment, helping professionals and students alike understand how to sustain continuous functionality, minimize the occurrence of costly unexpected downtime, and guard against power disturbances that can damage any organization's daily operations. Bridging engineering, operations, technology, and training, this comprehensive volume covers each component of specialized systems used in mission critical infrastructures worldwide. Throughout the text, readers are provided the up-to-date information necessary to design and analyze mission critical systems, reduce risk, comply with current policies and regulations, and maintain an appropriate level of reliability based on a facility's risk tolerance. Topics include safety, fire protection, energy security, and the myriad challenges and issues facing industry engineers today. Emphasizing business resiliency, data center efficiency, cyber security, and green power technology, this important volume: Features new and updated content throughout, including new chapters on energy security and on integrating cleaner and more efficient energy into mission critical applications Defines power quality terminology and explains the causes and effects of power disturbances Provides in-depth explanations of each component of mission critical systems, including standby generators, raised access floors, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies, and data center cooling and fuel systems Contains in-depth discussion of the evolution and future of the mission critical facilities industry Includes PowerPoint presentations with voiceovers and a digital/video library of information relevant to the mission critical industry Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment is a must-read reference and training guide for architects, property managers, building engineers, IT professionals, data center personnel, electrical & mechanical technicians, students, and others involved with all types of mission critical equipment.

Recent Trends in Thermal Engineering - Select Proceedings of ICAST 2020 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2022): Ritunesh Kumar, Adarsh Kumar... Recent Trends in Thermal Engineering - Select Proceedings of ICAST 2020 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2022)
Ritunesh Kumar, Adarsh Kumar Pandey, Ravi Kumar Sharma, Gavendra Norkey
R4,264 Discovery Miles 42 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents the select proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Technologies (ICAST 2020), organized by Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. It gives an overview of recent developments in the field of fluid dynamics and thermal engineering. Some of the topics covered in this book include HVAC systems, alternative fuels, renewable energy, nano fluids, industrial advancements in energy systems, energy storage, multiphase transport and phase change, conventional and non-conventional energy theoretical and experimental fluid dynamics, numerical methods in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, different modes of heat transfer, fluid machinery, turbo machinery, and fluid power. The book will be useful for researchers and professionals working in the field of fluid dynamics and thermal engineering.

Inverse Heat Transfer - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): M. Necat Ozisik, Helcio R.B. Orlande Inverse Heat Transfer - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
M. Necat Ozisik, Helcio R.B. Orlande
R3,097 Discovery Miles 30 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book introduces the fundamental concepts of inverse heat transfer solutions and their applications for solving problems in convective, conductive, radiative, and multi-physics problems. Inverse Heat Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition includes techniques within the Bayesian framework of statistics for the solution of inverse problems. By modernizing the classic work of the late Professor M. Necati OEzisik and adding new examples and problems, this new edition provides a powerful tool for instructors, researchers, and graduate students studying thermal-fluid systems and heat transfer. FEATURES Introduces the fundamental concepts of inverse heat transfer Presents in systematic fashion the basic steps of powerful inverse solution techniques Develops inverse techniques of parameter estimation, function estimation, and state estimation Applies these inverse techniques to the solution of practical inverse heat transfer problems Shows inverse techniques for conduction, convection, radiation, and multi-physics phenomena M. Necati OEzisik (1923-2008) retired in 1998 as Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Helcio R. B. Orlande is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), where he was the Department Head from 2006 to 2007.

Investing in Low-Carbon Energy Systems - Implications for Regional Economic Cooperation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... Investing in Low-Carbon Energy Systems - Implications for Regional Economic Cooperation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Kaliappa Kalirajan, Fukunari Kimura, Xianbin Yao
R4,846 R3,039 Discovery Miles 30 390 Save R1,807 (37%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book focuses on multi-level actions that have attracted considerable interest and discussion within academia, decision makers and the public as a tool to assess anthropogenic effects of low-carbon energy development. The book begins with an overview of the state of the art policies in emerging economies, which provides a starting point for understanding the concept of low-carbon green growth. A unified framework for structuring, categorizing, and integrating various regional-level actions is established on the basis of a thorough investigation into the theoretical and methodological aspects of non-conventional energy policies that have been widely adopted. Furthermore, the book brings clarity to the relationship between clean energy policies and stakeholder participation, and the significance of coordinated actions at the regional level. The findings provide novel insights and policy tools to help decision-makers in identifying ways to mobilize private investment in low-carbon energy systems.

Introduction to Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics - Design and Technology (Hardcover): Manoj Kumar Majumder, Vijay Rao... Introduction to Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics - Design and Technology (Hardcover)
Manoj Kumar Majumder, Vijay Rao Kumbhare, Aditya Japa, Brajesh Kumar Kaushik
R2,468 Discovery Miles 24 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Focussing on micro- and nanoelectronics design and technology, this book provides thorough analysis and demonstration, starting from semiconductor devices to VLSI fabrication, designing (analog and digital), on-chip interconnect modeling culminating with emerging non-silicon/ nano devices. It gives detailed description of both theoretical as well as industry standard HSPICE, Verilog, Cadence simulation based real-time modeling approach with focus on fabrication of bulk and nano-devices. Each chapter of this proposed title starts with a brief introduction of the presented topic and ends with a summary indicating the futuristic aspect including practice questions. Aimed at researchers and senior undergraduate/graduate students in electrical and electronics engineering, microelectronics, nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, this book: Provides broad and comprehensive coverage from Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics including design in analog and digital electronics. Includes HDL, and VLSI design going into the nanoelectronics arena. Discusses devices, circuit analysis, design methodology, and real-time simulation based on industry standard HSPICE tool. Explores emerging devices such as FinFETs, Tunnel FETs (TFETs) and CNTFETs including their circuit co-designing. Covers real time illustration using industry standard Verilog, Cadence and Synopsys simulations.

Go Green for Environmental Sustainability - An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Theory and Applications (Hardcover): Xavier... Go Green for Environmental Sustainability - An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Theory and Applications (Hardcover)
Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, Usha Rao, Mark F. Reynolds
R2,584 Discovery Miles 25 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book highlights topics ranging from green chemistry and engineering to bioremediation, smart technologies, and sustainable business practices. The common threads running through this volume are the need for urgent action, a vision for a sustainable future, and the awareness that solutions must be widely accessible and advance the welfare of all nations, especially in the face of climate change. The authors delineate how we can protect and restore natural ecosystem potential to achieve environmental sustainability. They provide a clear idea of today's environmental challenges and solutions, focus on energy use patterns and the reduction of energy consumption, advocate for increased environmental awareness, and discuss environmental monitoring systems. The book contains many domestic and international case studies and showcases visionary ideas in action to illustrate sustainability principles. This volume provides an in-depth reference for stakeholders from academia, government, and industry on the latest research in environmental sustainability solutions. Inspired by the common wisdom that we do not inherit this Earth from our ancestors but instead borrow it from our children, the authors offer solutions to emergent problems. This research comprises an important contribution to the global effort to build a more sustainable tomorrow.

Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments - Frameworks and Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Mary-Ellen Tyler Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments - Frameworks and Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Mary-Ellen Tyler
R2,428 Discovery Miles 24 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The purpose of this book is to present a range of cases and comparison of the issues, insights and cases emerging from the Sustainable Energy Mix Summit in the Galapagos that offer a better understanding of energy mix in fragile environments from a variety of International locations and contexts including the Galapagos.

Optimal Power Flow Using FACTS Devices - Soft Computing Techniques (Hardcover): L Ashok Kumar, K. Mohanasundaram Optimal Power Flow Using FACTS Devices - Soft Computing Techniques (Hardcover)
L Ashok Kumar, K. Mohanasundaram
R2,581 Discovery Miles 25 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Optimal Power Flow Using FACTS Devices: Soft Computing Techniques develops intelligent algorithms to analyze optimal power flow (OPF) and to enhance the power transfer capability of the transmission line with reduced congestion. By providing elaborate studies on FACTS devices and by using soft computing metaheuristics algorithms such as Firefly, Cuckoo, Flower Pollination, and others., this book enables readers to know about algorithms in real-time power system applications and damping of subsynchronous resonance (SSR) oscillations. Key features of this book include: Offers comprehensive review of FACTS devices and the importance of soft computing techniques for solving OPF. Describes the various problems associated with power system operation and control. Addresses issues of SSR in power systems and proposes soft techniques for SSR analysis in power systems. Demonstrates of the importance of SSR and congestion management using intelligent FACTS devices as part of OPF. Covers power systems' reliability, quality, cost-effectiveness, effects on customer goodwill, and pollution limits, including the deregulation of markets and different intelligent controllers. Optimal Power Flow Using FACTS Devices: Soft Computing Techniques is aimed at researchers and professionals in the field of power systems.

Degradation, Mitigation, and Forecasting Approaches in Thin Film Photovoltaics (Paperback): Dipankar Deb, Kshitij Bhargava Degradation, Mitigation, and Forecasting Approaches in Thin Film Photovoltaics (Paperback)
Dipankar Deb, Kshitij Bhargava
R3,239 Discovery Miles 32 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Degradation, Mitigation and Forecasting Approaches in Thin Film Photovoltaics covers detailed descriptions of cell to module level fundamentals of photovoltaics including thin-film materials, performance, maintenance procedures and performance forecasting approaches. Designed to help readers better understand the complexities of photovoltaics, covering the most important aspects of PV cell design, fabrication and performance limiting issues coupled with case studies dedicated towards the forecasting approaches for performance degradations occurring in PV panels. Through theoretical and experimental techniques and methods for performance prediction of the PV cells and modules, this reference concludes with an analysis of the emerging PV technologies for the future. Particularly helpful to researchers because the chapters are aligned in a way that enables readers to start from the fundamentals of PVs and end up with a sound understanding of the current and upcoming PV challenges and ways to deal with them.

PV and the NEC (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Bill Brooks, Sean White PV and the NEC (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Bill Brooks, Sean White
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Used throughout the United States and many other countries, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is the world's most detailed set of electrical codes pertaining to photovoltaic (PV) systems. PV and the NEC presents a straightforward explanation of the NEC in everyday language. This new edition is based on the 2020 NEC, which will be used widely until 2026, with most of the interpretations and material staying true long after. This book interprets the distinct differences between previous versions of the NEC and the 2020 NEC and clarifies how these code changes relate specifically to PV installations. Written by two of the leading authorities and educators in the field, this book will be a vital resource for solar professionals, as well as anyone preparing for a solar certification exam.

Understanding LED Illumination (Paperback): M. Nisa Khan Understanding LED Illumination (Paperback)
M. Nisa Khan
R1,155 Discovery Miles 11 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Understanding LED Illumination elucidates the science of lighting for light emitting diodes. It presents concepts, theory, simulations, and new design techniques that shine the spotlight on illumination, energy efficiency, and reducing electrical power consumption. The text provides an introduction to the fundamentals of LED lamp design, and highlights the principles of large-space and 3D object illumination for developing competitive LED lamps. The first part of the book discusses lamp output metrics and characterization methods, while the second part of the book explores certain retail and prototype lamp comparisons with theory, simulations and experiments It details the light propagation and distribution characteristics of LED light sources for general illumination applications, and presents design and simulation requirements for LED lamps suited for real-world applications. It also addresses light generation, efficiency, theoretical limits, efficiency limiting factors, and LED lamp design elements. Emphasizes the lighting aspects for LED lamps: quality and improvement Describes the basics of junction diode and the intricacies of compound semiconductor optoelectronic properties including the thermal, electrical, optical, and mechanical aspects Explains the challenges of LED lighting in scientific and mathematical terms Includes case studies from Osram Optosemiconductors, Sylvania, and Phillips, GE, and others The book characterizes several LED replacement lamps for household and commercial lighting and discusses a novel design for improving tubular LED replacements. It takes the mysteries out of solid-state lighting for lighting designers, and helps LED scientists and engineers effectively design their products to provide high-quality illumination.

Tunable RF Components and Circuits - Applications in Mobile Handsets (Paperback): Jeffrey L. Hilbert Tunable RF Components and Circuits - Applications in Mobile Handsets (Paperback)
Jeffrey L. Hilbert
R1,340 Discovery Miles 13 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An Industry Perspective on Key Tunable Technologies and Applications Tunable RF Components and Circuits: Applications in Mobile Handsets provides a technical introduction to the state of the art in tunable radio frequency (RF) components, circuits, and applications and discusses the foundational work that has been done to date. Leading practitioners in the field share their expertise on tunable devices in mobile handset applications. Through these practical viewpoints, readers discover how to use tunable RF techniques and devices to develop successful product designs. A substantial portion of the book focuses on antennas and antenna tuning, reflecting the dominance of the antenna tuning application in today's commercial market for tunable RF. The book explains how RF-microelectromechanical systems (RF-MEMS), barium strontium titinate (BST), silicon-on-insulator (SOI) field effect transistors (FETs), and high-performance complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) are used as enabling technologies for tunable functions in current and next-generation radio architectures. The book also describes power amplifier envelope tracking, an emerging and important technique for improving efficiency; presents a network operator's perspective on the evolution of the handset front end; and explores emerging approaches to production testing of wireless devices.

Random Processes for Engineers - A Primer (Paperback): Arthur David Snider Random Processes for Engineers - A Primer (Paperback)
Arthur David Snider
R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers an intuitive approach to random processes and educates the reader on how to interpret and predict their behavior. Premised on the idea that new techniques are best introduced by specific, low-dimensional examples, the mathematical exposition is easier to comprehend and more enjoyable, and it motivates the subsequent generalizations. It distinguishes between the science of extracting statistical information from raw data--e.g., a time series about which nothing is known a priori--and that of analyzing specific statistical models, such as Bernoulli trials, Poisson queues, ARMA, and Markov processes. The former motivates the concepts of statistical spectral analysis (such as the Wiener-Khintchine theory), and the latter applies and interprets them in specific physical contexts. The formidable Kalman filter is introduced in a simple scalar context, where its basic strategy is transparent, and gradually extended to the full-blown iterative matrix form.

Industrial Electricity (Hardcover, 10th edition): Michael Brumbach Industrial Electricity (Hardcover, 10th edition)
Michael Brumbach
R1,051 R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Save R119 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, Tenth Edition, presents the essentials of electrical theory in a clear, current, logical manner to help you master both fundamental concepts and more advanced subjects relevant to the field of industrial electricity. Coverage begins with foundational topics like safety, electrical symbols and drawings, current, voltage, resistance and power, while subsequent chapters introduce Ohm's Law; series, parallel and combination circuits; and resistive and reactive circuits. The text also includes thorough discussion of advanced subjects such as test equipment, rotating machinery, motor controls, transformers, electronic drives and PLCs, as well as practical information on key real-world applications of electrical theory, including installation, maintenance and troubleshooting. The Tenth Edition features more than 800 illustrations and photos--now presented in vibrant, full color for a more visually engaging learning experience--to help explain key concepts and bring both theory and practice to life.

Applied Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): A. F. J Levi Applied Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
A. F. J Levi
R2,846 Discovery Miles 28 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Electrical and mechanical engineers, materials scientists and applied physicists will find Levi's uniquely practical 2006 explanation of quantum mechanics invaluable. This updated and expanded edition of the bestselling original text covers quantization of angular momentum and quantum communication, and problems and additional references are included. Using real-world engineering examples to engage the reader, the author makes quantum mechanics accessible and relevant to the engineering student. Numerous illustrations, exercises, worked examples and problems are included; Matlab source codes to support the text are available from www.cambridge.org//9780521183994

Energy as a Sociotechnical Problem - An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Control, Change, and Action in Energy Transitions... Energy as a Sociotechnical Problem - An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Control, Change, and Action in Energy Transitions (Hardcover)
Christian Buscher, Jens Schippl, Patrick Sumpf
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Energy as a Sociotechnical Problem offers an innovative approach to equip interdisciplinary research on sociotechnical transitions with coherence and focus. The book emphasizes sociotechnical problems in three analytical dimensions: - In the control dimension, contributing authors examine how control can be maintained despite increasing complexity and uncertainty, e.g., in power grid operations or on energy markets; - In the change dimension, the authors explore if and how change is possible despite the need for stable orientation, e.g., regarding discourses, real-world labs and learning; - Finally, in the action dimension, the authors analyze how the ability to act on a permanent basis is sustained despite opaqueness and ignorance, exemplified by the work on trust, capabilities or individual motives. Drawing on contributions from engineering, economics, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, the book assembles a range of classic and current themes including innovation, resilience, institutional economics, design or education. Energy as a Sociotechnical Problem presents the ongoing transformation of the energy complex as a multidimensional process, in which the analytical dimensions interact with each other in shaping the energy future. As such, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, energy science and environmental social science more generally, as well as to practitioners working within the field of energy policy.

PID Tuning - A Modern Approach via the Weighted Sensitivity Problem (Hardcover): Salvador Alcantara Cano, Ramon Vilanova Arbos,... PID Tuning - A Modern Approach via the Weighted Sensitivity Problem (Hardcover)
Salvador Alcantara Cano, Ramon Vilanova Arbos, Carles Pedret i Ferre
R2,578 Discovery Miles 25 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The PID controller is the most common option in the realm of control applications and is dominant in the process control industry. Among the related analytical methods, Internal Model Control (IMC) has gained remarkable industrial acceptance due to its robust nature and good set-point responses. However, the traditional application of IMC results in poor load disturbance rejection for lag-dominant and integrating plants. This book presents an IMC-like design method which avoids this common pitfall and is devised to work well for plants of modest complexity, for which analytical PID tuning is plausible. For simplicity, the design only focuses on the closed-loop sensitivity function, including formulations for the H and H2 norms. Aimed at graduate students and researchers in control engineering, this book: Considers both the robustness/performance and the servo/regulation trade-offs Presents a systematic, optimization-based approach, ultimately leading to well-motivated, model-based, and analytically derived tuning rules Shows how to tune PID controllers in a unified way, encompassing stable, integrating, and unstable processes Finds in the Weighted Sensitivity Problem the sweet spot of robust, optimal, and PID control Provides a common analytical framework that generalizes existing tuning proposals

Printed Antennas - Theory and Design (Hardcover): Binod Kumar Kanaujia, Surendra Kumar Gupta, Jugul Kishor, Deepak Gangwar Printed Antennas - Theory and Design (Hardcover)
Binod Kumar Kanaujia, Surendra Kumar Gupta, Jugul Kishor, Deepak Gangwar
R3,619 Discovery Miles 36 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Printed antennas have become an integral part of next-generation wireless communications and have been found to be commonly used to improve system capacity, data rate, reliability, etc. This book covers theory, design techniques, and the chronological regression of the printed antennas for various applications. This book will provide readers with the basic conceptual knowledge about antennas along with advanced techniques for antenna design. It covers a variety of analytical techniques and their CAD applications and discusses new applications of printed antenna technology such as sensing. The authors also present special reconfigurable antennas such as ME dipole, polarization, feeding, and DGS. The book will be useful to students as an introduction to design and applications of antennas. Additionally, experienced researchers in this field will find this book a ready reference and benefit from the techniques of research in printed antennas included in this book. Following are some of the salient features of this book: Covers a variety of analytical techniques and their CAD applications Discusses new applications of printed antenna technology such as sensing Examines the state of design techniques of printed antenna Presents special reconfigurable antennas such as ME dipole, polarization, feeding, and DGS

Millimeter Wave Antennas for 5G Mobile Terminals and Base Stations (Hardcover): Shiban Kishen Koul, G.S. Karthikeya Millimeter Wave Antennas for 5G Mobile Terminals and Base Stations (Hardcover)
Shiban Kishen Koul, G.S. Karthikeya
R2,715 Discovery Miles 27 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses antenna designs for handheld devices as well as base stations. The book serves as a reference and a handy guide for graduate students and PhD students involved in the field of millimeter wave antenna design. It also gives insights to designers and practicing engineers who are actively engaged in design of antennas for future 5G devices. It offers an in-depth study, performance analysis and extensive characterization of novel antennas for 5G applications. The reader will learn about basic design methodology and techniques to develop antennas for 5G applications including concepts of path loss compensation, co-design of commercial 4G antennas with millimeter wave 5G antennas and antennas used in phase array and pattern diversity modules. Practical examples included in the book will help readers to build high performance antennas for 5G subsystems/systems using low cost technology. Key Features Provides simple design methodology of different antennas for handheld devices as well as base stations for 5G applications. Concept of path loss compensation introduced. Co-design of commercial 4G antennas with millimetre wave 5G antennas presented. Comparison of phased array versus pattern diversity modules discussed in detail. Fabrication and Measurement challenges at mmWaves and Research Avenues in antenna designs for 5G and beyond presented. Shiban Kishen Koul is an emeritus professor at the Centre for Applied Research in Electronics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He served as the chairman of Astra Microwave Products Limited, Hyderabad from 2009-2018. He is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), USA, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). Karthikeya G S worked as an assistant professor in Visvesvaraya technological university from 2013 to 2016 and completed his PhD from the Centre for Applied Research in Electronics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Dec.2019. He is a member of IEEE-Antenna Propagation Society and Antenna Test and Measurement society.

Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings - A Holistic Approach for Successful Businesses (Hardcover): Siddharth Goyal Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings - A Holistic Approach for Successful Businesses (Hardcover)
Siddharth Goyal
R2,593 Discovery Miles 25 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book focuses primarily on both technical and business aspects needed to select, design, develop and deploy control application (or product) successfully for multiple components in building systems. Designing and deploying a control application require multiple steps such as sensing, system dynamics modelling, algorithms, and testing. This may involve choosing an appropriate methodology and technique at multiple stages during the development process. Understanding the pros and cons of such techniques, most importantly being aware of practically possible approaches in the entire ecosystem, is critical in choosing the best framework and system application for different parts of building systems. Providing a wide overview of the state-of art in controls and building systems, providing guidance on developing an end-to-end system in relation to business fundamentals (distribution channels, stakeholders, marketing, supply-chain and financial management), the book is ideal for fourth-year control/mechanical/electrical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners including business leaders concerned with smart building technology.

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