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Power System Analysis and Design, SI Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Thomas J. Overbye, J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla S. Sarma Power System Analysis and Design, SI Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Thomas J. Overbye, J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla S. Sarma
R821 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R120 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Learn the basic concepts of power systems along with the tools you need to apply these skills to real world situations with POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 6E. This new edition highlights physical concepts while also giving necessary attention to mathematical techniques. The authors develop both theory and modeling from simple beginnings so that you can readily extend these principles to new and complex situations. Software tools, including PowerWorld (R) Simulation, and the latest content throughout this edition aid you with design issues while introducing you to the most recent trends in the field today.

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
R1,033 R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Save R163 (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.

Concise higher electrical engineering (Paperback): E. Chikuni, M.T.E. Khan, O. I. Okoro Concise higher electrical engineering (Paperback)
E. Chikuni, M.T.E. Khan, O. I. Okoro
R507 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R93 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

"Concise Higher Electrical Engineering" integrates, in one volume, the most important topics in Electrical Engineering at college or university level. The integrated nature of the book means that the Electrical Engineering student will not have to purchase multiple textbooks in order to cover the entire Electrical Engineering curriculum. The chapter on modelling or power systems compares manual examples with computerised methods. Other chapters in this book include electrical distribution design, illumination and electrical network protection. The chapter on industrial automation includes examples with real programmable controllers."Concise Higher Electrical Engineering" includes a large number of examples and exercises. The book contains a wealth of illustration that aids the students understanding of the subject matter. The international contributors to this book are world-acclaimed experts in their fields. The authors bring to the book over 50 years of combined international industrial experience, ranging from railways and electricity supply to manufacturing.

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.

Contact Lines for Electric Railways - Planning, Design, Implementation, Maintenance (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Friedrich... Contact Lines for Electric Railways - Planning, Design, Implementation, Maintenance (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Friedrich Kiessling, Rainer Puschmann, Axel Schmieder, Egid Schneider 1
R3,067 R2,174 Discovery Miles 21 740 Save R893 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Electric traction is the most favourable type of power supply for electric railways from both ecological and economic perspectives. Its reliability largely depends on contact lines, which must operate in all climatic conditions with as little maintenance as possible. Extreme demands arise when overhead contact lines are required to provide reliable and safe power transmission to electric traction vehicles travelling at speeds in excess of 250 km/h. The authors have used their world-wide experience to provide comprehensive descriptions of configuration, mechanical and electrical design, installation, operation and maintenance of contact lines for electric railways on local and long-distance transportation systems, including high-speed lines. In this book, railway company professionals and manufacturers of contact line systems, students and those embarking on a career in this field will find practical guidance in the planning and implementation of systems, product descriptions, specifications and the technical data, including standards and other regulations. Since large sections of the book are dedicated to the system aspects, consultant engineers can also use it as a basis for designing systems and interfaces to other subsystems of electric railway engineering. The contents of the book are rounded off by examples of running systems from different countries.

Spacecraft Power Technologies (Hardcover): R.L. Wiley, Gerald Halpert, Anthony K. Hyder, D.J. Flood, S. Sabripour Spacecraft Power Technologies (Hardcover)
R.L. Wiley, Gerald Halpert, Anthony K. Hyder, D.J. Flood, S. Sabripour
R2,307 Discovery Miles 23 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Spacecraft Power Technologies is the first comprehensive text devoted to the technologies critical to the development of spacecraft electrical power systems. The science and engineering of solar, chemical, and nuclear systems are fully examined together with the constraints imposed by the space and thermal environments in which the systems must operate. Details of present technology and the history that led to the current state-of-the-art are presented at a level appropriate for the student as a textbook or the practicing engineer as a reference.

Dielectrics in Electric Fields - Tables, Atoms, and Molecules (Hardcover): Gorur Govinda Raju Dielectrics in Electric Fields - Tables, Atoms, and Molecules (Hardcover)
Gorur Govinda Raju
R2,384 Discovery Miles 23 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover nontraditional applications of dielectric studies in this exceptionally crafted field reference or text for seniors and graduate students in power engineering tracks. This text contains more than 800 display equations and discusses polarization phenomena in dielectrics, the complex dielectric constant in an alternating electric field, dielectric relaxation and interfacial polarization, the measurement of absorption and desorption currents in time domains, and high field conduction phenomena. Dielectrics in Electric Fields is an interdisciplinary reference and text for professionals and students in electrical and electronics, chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering; physical, surface, and colloid chemistry; materials science; and chemical physics.

Electromagnetic Analysis Using Transmission Line Variables (2nd Edition) (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Maurice Weiner Electromagnetic Analysis Using Transmission Line Variables (2nd Edition) (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Maurice Weiner
R2,459 Discovery Miles 24 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Latest Edition: Electromagnetic Analysis Using Transmission Line Variables (3rd Edition)This book employs a relatively new method for solving electromagnetic problems, one which makes use of a transmission line matrix (TLM). The propagation space is imagined to be filled with this matrix. The propagating fields and physical properties are then mapped onto the matrix. Mathematically, the procedures are identical with the traditional numerical methods; however, the interpretation and physical appeal of the transmission line matrix are far superior. Any change in the matrix has an immediate physical significance. What is also very important is that the matrix becomes a launching pad for many improvements in the analysis, using more modern notions of electromagnetic waves. Eventually, the purely mathematical techniques will probably give way to the transmission line matrix method.Major revisions occur in chapters IV and VII in this second edition. The revised chapters now present an up-to-date and concise treatment on plane wave correlations and decorrelations, and provide a revised formulation of simulation to solve transient electromagnetic problems. It also takes into account semiconductors with arbitrary dielectric constant, using much smaller cell size, and extending the range of applicability and improving accuracy.

Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers (Paperback, Ed): Harprit Singh Sandhu Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers (Paperback, Ed)
Harprit Singh Sandhu
R977 R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Save R236 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Essential Design Techniques From the Workbench of a Pro

Harness the power of the PIC microcontroller unit with practical, common-sense instruction from an engineering expert. Through eight real-world projects, clear illustrations, and detailed schematics, Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers shows you, step-by-step, how to design and build versatile PIC-based devices. Configure all necessary hardware and software, read input voltages, work with control pulses, interface with peripherals, and debug your results. You'll also get valuable appendices covering technical terms, abbreviations, and a list of sample programs available online.Build a tachometer that gathers, processes, and displays data Make accurate metronomes using internal PIC timersConstruct an asynchronous pulse counter that tracks marblesRead temperature information through an analog-to-digital converterUse a gravity sensor and servos to control the position of a tableAssemble an eight-point touch screen with an input scanning routineEngineer an adjustable, programmable single-point controller Capture, log, monitor, and store data from a solar collector

National Electrical Safety Code 2007 Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd edition): David J. Marne National Electrical Safety Code 2007 Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
David J. Marne
R1,826 R1,677 Discovery Miles 16 770 Save R149 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Hands-on Guide to the 2007 NESC that Clarifies Code Rules so You Can Achieve Full Compliance!.

. McGraw-Hill's "National Electrical Safety Code 2007 Handbook" delivers a rule-by-rule annotation of the NESC that clarifies the often confusing Code text and allows you to perform your work confidently and safety. Designed for use with the Code itself, this expert resource guides you through safety rules for the installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical supply stations and equipment, and also for overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines..

. Fully updated with all the latest rules, McGraw-Hill's "National Electrical Safety Code 2007 Handbook" features: . The best complete NESC annotation currently available. A rule-by-rule overview of the entire code. Over 500 detailed illustrations and photographs. A wealth of practical examples of code applications. Concise explanations of controversial rules.

. Inside this Time-Saving, NESC Compliance Tool: .

. GENERAL SECTIONS: .
Definitions.
Grounding.

. PART 1: Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Electric Supply Stations and Equipment: .
Fences, Safety Signs, Storage, Working Space, Batteries, Transformers and Regulators, Conductors, Circuit Breakers, Reclosers, Switches and Fuses, Surge Arresters.

. PART 2: Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Overhead Electric Supply and Communication Lines: .
Inspections, Clearances, Joint Use, Grades of Construction, Loadings, Strength Requirements, Line Insulation.

. PART 3: Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines: .
Underground Conduit Systems, Supply Cable, Cable inUnderground Structures, Direct-Buried Cable, Risers, Terminations.

. PART 4: Rules for Operation of Electric Supply and Communication Lines and Equipment: .
Employer Rules, Employee Rules, Communication Worker Rules, Supply Worker Rules, OSHA Requirements.

Digital Systems Design Using VHDL, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Lizy Kurian John, Charles Roth Digital Systems Design Using VHDL, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Lizy Kurian John, Charles Roth
R650 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R90 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Learn how to effectively use the industry-standard hardware description language, VHDL, as DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VHDL, 3E integrates VHDL into the digital design process. The book begins with a valuable review of basic logic design concepts before introducing the fundamentals of VHDL. The book concludes with detailed coverage of advanced VHDL topics.

Fundamentals of Logic Design, International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): Larry Kinney, Charles H. Roth Fundamentals of Logic Design, International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
Larry Kinney, Charles H. Roth
R821 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R120 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Updated with modern coverage, a streamlined presentation, and excellent companion software, this seventh edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF LOGIC DESIGN achieves yet again an unmatched balance between theory and application. Authors Charles H. Roth, Jr. and Larry L. Kinney carefully present the theory that is necessary for understanding the fundamental concepts of logic design while not overwhelming students with the mathematics of switching theory. Divided into 20 easy-to-grasp study units, the book covers such fundamental concepts as Boolean algebra, logic gates design, flip-flops, and state machines. By combining flip-flops with networks of logic gates, students will learn to design counters, adders, sequence detectors, and simple digital systems. After covering the basics, this text presents modern design techniques using programmable logic devices and the VHDL hardware description language.

Practical Guide to International Standardization for Electrical Engineers - Impact on Smart Grid and e-Mobility Markets... Practical Guide to International Standardization for Electrical Engineers - Impact on Smart Grid and e-Mobility Markets (Hardcover)
Hermann J. Koch
R2,136 R1,507 Discovery Miles 15 070 Save R629 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Practical Guide to International Standardization for Electrical Engineering provides a comprehensive guide to the purpose of standards organizations, their relationship to product development and how to use the standardization process for cost-effective new product launch. It covers major standardization organizations in the field of Electrical Engineering offering a general overview of the varying structures of national standardization organizations, their goals and targets. Key questions for standardization are answered giving the reader guidance on how to use national and international standards in the electrical business. When shall the company start to enter standardization? How to evaluate the standardization in relationship to the market success? What are the interactions of innovations and market access? What is the cost of standardization? What are the gains for our experts in standardization? Key features: * Provides guidance on how to use national and international standards in the electrical business. * Global active standardization bodies featured include IEEE, IEC and CIGRE as well as regional organizations like CENELEC for Europe, SAC for China, DKE for Germany, and ANSI for USA. * Case studies demonstrate how standardization affects the business and how it may block or open markets. * Explains the multiple connections and influences between the different standardization organizations on international, regional or national levels and regulatory impact to the standardization processes. * Two detailed focused case studies, one on Smart Grid and one on Electro-Mobility, show the influence and the work of international standardization. The case studies explain how innovative technical developments are promoted by standards and what are the roles of standardization organizations are. A valuable reference for electrical engineers, designers, developers, test engineers, sales engineers, marketing engineers and users of electrical equipment as well as authorities and business planners to use and work with standards.

FUND OF ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (Paperback, International Edition): Rajendra Prasad FUND OF ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (Paperback, International Edition)
Rajendra Prasad
R1,216 R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Save R197 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Fundamentals of Electronic Engineering fulfills the requirements of a textbook on basic electronic engineering, a core course for undergraduate engineering students of all branches. The book deals with fundamental concepts and principles of the subject. Concepts and theories are properly explained and illustrated with examples in this book. Three complete chapters deal with the digital systems including microprocessors, microcomputers, minicomputers, and microcontrollers. The book includes a chapter on analogue, digital, and optical communication systems.

Electrical Installation Work: Level 3 - EAL Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Trevor Linsley Electrical Installation Work: Level 3 - EAL Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Trevor Linsley
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Updated in line with the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations and written specifically for the EAL Diploma in Electrical Installation, this book has a chapter dedicated to each unit of the EAL syllabus, allowing you to master each topic before moving on to the next. This new edition also includes a section on LED lighting. End of chapter revision questions help you to check your understanding and consolidate the key concepts learned in each chapter. A must have for all learners working towards EAL electrical installations qualifications.

Energy Materials 2017 (CD-ROM, 1st ed. 2017): Xingbo Liu, Kyle Brinkman, Zhendong Liu, Subodh Das, Sebastien Dryepondt, Jeffery... Energy Materials 2017 (CD-ROM, 1st ed. 2017)
Xingbo Liu, Kyle Brinkman, Zhendong Liu, Subodh Das, Sebastien Dryepondt, …
R1,367 R1,231 Discovery Miles 12 310 Save R136 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection highlights materials research and innovations for a wide breadth of energy systems and technologies. The volume includes papers organized into the following sections:Energy and Environmental Issues in Materials Manufacturing and ProcessingMaterials in Clean PowerMaterials for Coal-Based PowerMaterials for Energy Conversion with Emphasis on SOFCMaterials for Gas TurbinesMaterials for Nuclear EnergyMaterials for Oil and Gas

Procedures - Electrical Installation Series: Foundation Course (Paperback): Malcom Doughton, E.G. Stocks, C Duncan Procedures - Electrical Installation Series: Foundation Course (Paperback)
Malcom Doughton, E.G. Stocks, C Duncan
R773 R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Save R120 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This study book gives students a background to the use of cables and enclosed cable systems. It not only looks at the cables in use but also at what should be considered when selecting cables for an application. Students are given methods for carrying out the basic calculations necessary to select the correct cable ratings for the given situations. Other topics in the book include: Steel conduit, PVC conduit, Trunking and cable tray, Fixing, mechanical protection and the installation of cables.

Essential Quantum Mechanics for Electrical Engineers (Paperback): Peter Deak Essential Quantum Mechanics for Electrical Engineers (Paperback)
Peter Deak
R1,207 R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Save R342 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Quantum mechanics (QM) is latently present in the life of electrical engineers already, since the hardware of todays information technology - from electrical data processing, through interconversion of electronic and optical information, to data storage and visualization - works on QM principles. New developments in micro- and opto-electronics and the advent of quantum information processing will soon make the active understanding of QM unavoidable for engineers, too. Unfortunately, the principles of QM can only be formulated mathematically, so even introductory books on the subject are mostly rather abstract. This book, written mainly for BSc students, tries to help the reader by showing "QM in action", demonstrating its surprising effects directly in applications, like lighting technology, lasers, photo- and solar cells, flash memories and quantum bits. While the axioms and basic concepts of quantum mechanics are introduced without compromises, the math is kept at a level which is required from electrical engineers anyhow. Computational work is spared by the use of Applets which also visualize the results. Among the host of other didactic features are learning objectives, chapter summaries, self-testing questions, and problems with solutions, while two appendices summarize the knowledge in classical physics and mathematics which is needed for this book.

Electromechanical Energy Devices and Power Systems (Paperback): Zia A. Yamayee, Juan L. Bala Electromechanical Energy Devices and Power Systems (Paperback)
Zia A. Yamayee, Juan L. Bala
R3,602 R2,932 Discovery Miles 29 320 Save R670 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A thorough and understandable treatment of the topic, it introduces different energy sources and various electric energy conversion techniques. Presents an overview of the electric power system and its components. Reviews circuit and power concepts in electrical circuits. Covers magnetic circuits and transformers, fundamentals of rotating machines, theory and application of three-phase and single-phase induction motors, different power flow solution methods, the abnormal operating conditions of power systems including fault studies, system protection and power system stability. Contains scores of problems, examples, illustrations and diagrams.

EIS: Organising and Managing the Work Environment (Spiral bound, 2nd edition): John Hooper, Malcom Doughton EIS: Organising and Managing the Work Environment (Spiral bound, 2nd edition)
John Hooper, Malcom Doughton
R445 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R56 (13%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This new edition of EIS: Organising and Managing the Work Environment from the highly successful Electrical Installation Series covers all the information required to complete the Organising and Managing the Work Environment unit as part of the Level 3 Diploma for City and Guilds (2357) and EAL equivalent qualifications. The nine studybooks in the series are endorsed by The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and cover all core Level 3 VRQ and S/NVQ Diploma units and are mapped to the National Occupational Standards. The modular, hands-on approach is designed to clearly explain all the key concepts so learners gain all the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for each unit. The expert author team bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to each publication all brought to life by full-colour diagrams, images and photographs. Students can use one book per unit as a complete study resource to support learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home. These spiral bound, write-it studybooks are the ideal course companion for any aspiring electrician.

Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing (Paperback, 8th edition): The Institution of Engineering and Technology Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing (Paperback, 8th edition)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing is a fundamental guidance book for all those involved with the testing and inspection of electrical installations. It also contains essential guidance for those studying for inspection and testing qualifications and has been fully updated to BS 7671:2018. The 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations publishes in July 2018 and comes into effect on 1st January 2019. All new installations from this point must comply with BS 7671:2018.

Switching Power Supply Design, 3rd Ed. (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Abraham I. Pressman, Keith H. Billings, Taylor Morey Switching Power Supply Design, 3rd Ed. (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Abraham I. Pressman, Keith H. Billings, Taylor Morey
R2,043 R1,877 Discovery Miles 18 770 Save R166 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The World's #1 Guide to Power Supply Design Now Updated! Recognized worldwide as the definitive guide to power supply design for over 25 years, Switching Power Supply Design has been updated to cover the latest innovations in technology, materials, and components. This Third Edition presents the basic principles of the most commonly used topologies, providing you with the essential information required to design cutting-edge power supplies. Using a tutorial, how-and-why approach, this expert resource is filled with design examples, equations, and charts. The Third Edition of Switching Power Supply Design features: Designs for many of the most useful switching power supply topologies The core principles required to solve day-to-day design problems A strong focus on the essential basics of transformer and magnetics design New to this edition: a full chapter on choke design and optimum drive conditions for modern fast IGBTs Get Everything You Need to Design a Complete Switching Power Supply: Fundamental Switching Regulators * Push-Pull and Forward Converter Topologies * Half- and Full-Bridge Converter Topologies * Flyback Converter Topologies * Current-Mode and Current-Fed Topologies * Miscellaneous Topologies * Transformer and Magnetics Design * High-Frequency Choke Design * Optimum Drive Conditions for Bipolar Power Transistors, MOSFETs, Power Transistors, and IGBTs * Drive Circuits for Magnetic Amplifiers * Postregulators * Turn-on, Turn-off Switching Losses and Low Loss Snubbers * Feedback-Loop Stabilization * Resonant Converter Waveforms * Power Factor and Power Factor Correction * High-Frequency Power Sources for Fluorescent Lamps, and Low-Input-Voltage Regulators for Laptop Computers and Portable Equipment

IET Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification, 9th ed (Paperback, 9th New edition): Brian Scaddan IET Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification, 9th ed (Paperback, 9th New edition)
Brian Scaddan
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This popular guide clarifies the requirements for inspection and testing, explaining in clear language those parts of the IET Wiring Regulations that most need simplifying. In addition to the descriptive and diagrammatic test methods that are required, explanations of the theory and reasoning behind test procedures are given, together with useful tables for the comparison of test results. The book also provides essential information on the completion of electrical installation certificates, with a step-by-step guide on the entries that need to be made and where to source data. With the content suitable for both City & Guilds and EAL Inspection and Testing courses and containing a sample MCQ paper and answers, it is also an ideal revision guide. Fully up to date with the latest amendments to the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. Simplifies the advice found in the Wiring Regulations, explaining how they apply to working practice for inspection, testing and certification. Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and key data.

Non-Noble Metal Fuel Cell Catalysts (Hardcover): Zhongwei Chen, Jean-Pol Dodelet, Jiujun Zhang Non-Noble Metal Fuel Cell Catalysts (Hardcover)
Zhongwei Chen, Jean-Pol Dodelet, Jiujun Zhang
R3,854 R2,700 Discovery Miles 27 000 Save R1,154 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Written and edited by top fuel cell catalyst scientists and engineers from both industry and academia, this is the first book to provide a complete overview of this hot topic. It covers the synthesis, characterization, activity validation and modeling of different non-noble metal electrocatalysts, as well as their integration into fuel cells and their performance validation, while also discussing those factors that will drive fuel cell commercialization.
With its well-structured approach, this is a must-have for researchers working on the topic, and an equally valuable companion for newcomers to the field.

Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Hardcover, 2013): Kimon P. Valavanis, George J. Vachtsevanos Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Hardcover, 2013)
Kimon P. Valavanis, George J. Vachtsevanos
R32,397 Discovery Miles 323 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The "Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" is a reference text for the academic and research communities, industry, manufacturers, users, practitioners, Federal Government, Federal and State Agencies, the private sector, as well as all organizations that are and will be using unmanned aircraft in a wide spectrum of applications. The Handbook covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to logistics and ethical issues. It is also targeting the young investigator, the future inventor and entrepreneur by providing an overview and detailed information of the state-of-the-art as well as useful new concepts that may lead to innovative research. The contents of the Handbook include material that addresses the needs and " know how " of all of the above sectors targeting a very diverse audience.
The Handbook offers a unique and comprehensive treatise of everything one needs to know about unmanned aircrafts, from conception to operation, from technologies to business activities, users, OEMs, reference sources, conferences, publications, professional societies, etc. It should serve as a Thesaurus, an indispensable part of the library for everyone involved in this area. For the first time, contributions by the world s top experts from academia, industry, government and the private sector, are brought together to provide unique perspectives on the current state-of-the-art in UAS, as well as future directions. The Handbook is intended for the expert/practitioner who seeks specific technical/business information, for the technically-oriented scientists and engineers, but also for the novice who wants to learn more about the status of UAS and UAS-related technologies.
The Handbook is arranged in a user-friendly format, divided into main parts referring to: UAV Design Principles; UAV Fundamentals; UAV Sensors and Sensing Strategies; UAV Propulsion; UAV Control; UAV Communication Issues; UAV Architectures; UAV Health Management Issues; UAV Modeling, Simulation, Estimation and Identification; MAVs and Bio-Inspired UAVs; UAV Mission and Path Planning; UAV Autonomy; UAV Sense, Detect and Avoid Systems; Networked UAVs and UAV Swarms; UAV Integration into the National Airspace; UAV-Human Interfaces and Decision Support Systems; Human Factors and Training; UAV Logistics Support; UAV Applications; Social and Ethical Implications; The Future of UAVs. Each part is written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their respective fields.
The contents of the Handbook supports its unique character as a thorough and comprehensive reference book directed to a diverse audience of technologists, businesses, users and potential users, managers and decision makers, novices and experts, who seek a holistic volume of information that is not only a technical treatise but also a source for answers to several questions on UAV manufacturers, users, major players in UAV research, costs, training required and logistics issues."

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