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Mathematics NQF Level 2 - Student's Book (Paperback): A. Hurjunlal, H. Junak, A. Naicker Mathematics NQF Level 2 - Student's Book (Paperback)
A. Hurjunlal, H. Junak, A. Naicker
R273 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R42 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This series is designed to meet the needs of students and lecturers of the National Certificate Vocational. Features for the student include: Easy-to-understand language; Real-life examples; A key word feature for important subject terms; A dictionary feature for difficult words; A reflect-on-how-you-learn feature to explore personal learning styles; Workplace-oriented activities; and Chapter summaries that are useful for exam revision.

Computer Networks ISE - A Systems Approach (Paperback, 5th edition): Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie Computer Networks ISE - A Systems Approach (Paperback, 5th edition)
Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie
R1,702 R1,366 Discovery Miles 13 660 Save R336 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Computer Networks ISE, Fifth Edition, is the sole introductory networking book written by authors with first-hand experience with several of the protocols covered in the book who have actually designed some of them as well and who are still actively designing the computer networks today. The newly revised edition continues to offer an enduring, practical understanding of networks and their building blocks through rich, example-based instruction. The focus is not just on the specifications comprising today's systems but how key technologies and protocols actually work in real-world setting to solve specific problems. The new edition features increased accessibility by clearly separating the advanced material from more fundamental via special headings and boxed features, a structure that makes it easier to teach top-down, less dependence on code to explain protocols, vastly improved ancillary package to include robust lecture slide package, and shift to higher levels in the protocol stock where the real innovation is happening currently. the book is targeted at networking professionals and upper level undergraduate and graduate students in CS, EE, and CSE programs.

Handbook of Stem Cells (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza Handbook of Stem Cells (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza
R9,120 R7,609 Discovery Miles 76 090 Save R1,511 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New discoveries in the field of stem cells increasingly dominate the news and scientific literature revealing an avalanche of new knowledge and research tools that are producing therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. The Handbook of Stem Cells integrates this exciting area of life science, combining in two volumes the requisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells. Organized in two volumes entitled Pluripotent Stem Cells & Cell Biology and Adult & Fetal Stem Cells, this work contains contributions from the world s experts in stem cell research to provide a description of the tools, methods, and experimental protocols needed to study and characterize stem cells and progenitor populations as well as a the latest information of what is known about each specific organ system.
* Provides comprehensive coverage on this highly topical subject
* Contains contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names in the field of stem cell research
*Companion website - http: //booksite.elsevier.com/9780123859426/- containsover 250 color figures in presentation format"

The Geologic Time Scale 2012 (Paperback, New): Felix M. Gradstein, J G Ogg, Mark D. Schmitz, Gabi M. Ogg The Geologic Time Scale 2012 (Paperback, New)
Felix M. Gradstein, J G Ogg, Mark D. Schmitz, Gabi M. Ogg
R2,391 R1,835 Discovery Miles 18 350 Save R556 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Geologic Time Scale 2012," winner of a 2012 PROSE Award Honorable Mention for Best Multi-volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers, is the framework for deciphering the history of our planet Earth. The authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an international geologic time scale for many years, and the charts in this book present the most up-to-date, international standard, as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences. This 2012 geologic time scale is an enhanced, improved and expanded version of the GTS2004, including chapters on planetary scales, the Cryogenian-Ediacaran periods/systems, a prehistory scale of human development, a survey of sequence stratigraphy, and an extensive compilation of stable-isotope chemostratigraphy.

This book is an essential reference for all geoscientists, including researchers, students, and petroleum and mining professionals. The presentation is non-technical and illustrated with numerous colour charts, maps and photographs. The book also includes a detachable wall chart of the complete time scale for use as a handy reference in the office, laboratory or field.

The most detailed international geologic time scale available that contextualizes information in one single reference for quick desktop access. Gives insights in the construction, strengths, and limitations of the geological time scale that greatly enhances its function and its utility. Aids understanding by combining with the mathematical and statistical methods to scaled composites of global succession of events. Meets the needs of a range of users at various points in the workflow (researchers extracting linear time from rock records, students recognizing the geologic stage by their content).

Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Hardcover, New): Thomas F. Cash Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Hardcover, New)
Thomas F. Cash
R8,456 Discovery Miles 84 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance-how people s outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world s experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: (1) Important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; (2) Scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); (3) The development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: (4) How culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; (5) The psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; (6) Appearance self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions. Chapters are written in a manner that is accessible and informative to a wide audience, including the educated public, college and graduate students, and scientists and clinical practitioners. Each well-organized chapter provides a glossary of definitions of any technical terms and a Further Reading section of recommended sources for continued learning about the topic.

Available online via ScienceDirect or in a limited-release print version.

The Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance is a unique

reference for a growing area of scientific inquiry. It brings together in one source the research from

experts in a variety of fields examining this psychological and sociological phenomenon. The breadth of

topics covered, and the current fascination with this subject area ensure this reference will be of interest

to researchers and a lay audience alike."

Digital Video and HD - Algorithms and Interfaces (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Charles Poynton Digital Video and HD - Algorithms and Interfaces (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Charles Poynton
R1,574 R1,363 Discovery Miles 13 630 Save R211 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces provides a one-stop shop for the theory and engineering of digital video systems. Equally accessible to video engineers and those working in computer graphics, Charles Poynton s revision to his classic text covers emergent compression systems, including H.264 and VP8/WebM, and augments detailed information on JPEG, DVC, and MPEG-2 systems. This edition also introduces the technical aspects of file-based workflows and outlines the emerging domain of metadata, placing it in the context of digital video processing.
With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents the following topics:
* Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering
* Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display
* Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV
* Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4"f"SC composite video)
* Analog NTSC and PAL
* Studio systems and interfaces
* Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2
* Broadcast standards and consumer video equipment"

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist - Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dean Allemang, James... Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist - Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dean Allemang, James Hendler
R1,343 R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Save R216 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Semantic Web models and technologies provide information in machine-readable languages that enable computers to access the Web more intelligently and perform tasks automatically without the direction of users. These technologies are relatively recent and advancing rapidly, creating a set of unique challenges for those developing applications.

"Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist" is the essential, comprehensive resource on semantic modeling, for practitioners in health care, artificial intelligence, finance, engineering, military intelligence, enterprise architecture, and more. Focused on developing useful and reusable models, this market-leading book explains how to build semantic content (ontologies) and how to build applications that access that content.

New in this edition:

Coverage of the latest Semantic Web tools for organizing, querying, and processing information - see details in TOC below

Detailed information on the latest ontologies used in key web applications including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more
Updated with the latest developments and advances in Semantic Web technologies for organizing, querying, and processing information, including SPARQL, RDF and RDFS, OWL 2.0, and SKOS Detailed information on the ontologies used in today's key web applications, including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more Even more illustrative examples and case studies that demonstrate what semantic technologies are and how they work together to solve real-world problems

Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition): George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E.... Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition)
George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E. Harris
R2,910 R2,289 Discovery Miles 22 890 Save R621 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now inits 7th edition, "Mathematical Methods for Physicists" continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and related fields. While retaining thekey features of the 6th edition, the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation, theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more refined and focused content in important topics, improved organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions, improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of exercises.
Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physicsFocuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problemsClearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding

New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"

Fluid Mechanics - Volume 6 (Paperback, 2nd edition): L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz Fluid Mechanics - Volume 6 (Paperback, 2nd edition)
L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz
R1,498 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R82 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the most comprehensive introductory graduate or advanced undergraduate text in fluid mechanics available. It builds up from the fundamentals, often in a general way, to widespread applications, to technology and geophysics.
New to this second edition are discussions on the universal dimensions similarity scaling for the laminar boundary layer equations and on the generalized vector field derivatives. In addition, new material on the generalized streamfunction treatment shows how streamfunction may be used in three-dimensional flows. Finally, a new Computational Fluid Dynamics chapter enables compulations of some simple flows and provides entry to more advanced literature.
* Basic introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate students of science and engineering.
* Includes topics of special interest for geophysicists and to engineers.
* New and generalized treatment of similar laminar boundary layers, streamfunctions for three-dimensional flows, vector field derivatives, and gas dynamics. Also a new generalized treatment of boundary conditions in fluid mechanics, and expanded treatment of viscous flows.

Valve Amplifiers (Paperback, 4th edition): Morgan Jones Valve Amplifiers (Paperback, 4th edition)
Morgan Jones
R1,767 R1,493 Discovery Miles 14 930 Save R274 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reviews of previous editions:

"Jam-packed with theory, circuit analysis, and DIY basics, it will walk you through all stages of design so that you can create your own wonders. Jones is an ex-BBC engineer with a cool writing style and you ll find it a no-pain education." Hi-Fi News and Record Review

"Valve Amplifiers is an extremely well written book, containing a wealth of information that all audio designers and builders will find useful." Glass Audio

Valve Amplifiers is a market leader for one simple reason: in this specialist area it is recognized as the most complete guide to valve and vacuum tube amplifier design, modification, analysis, construction and maintenance. It is truly the all you need to know guide, and enables audio and circuit designers to succeed with their valve amplifier designs and projects.

This book enables readers to understand, create, reconfigure and personalize high-end, audiophile quality amplifiers. Following a step-by-step approach to design, with little maths and lots of know-how, it starts with a brief review of electronic fundamentals relevant to valve amplifiers, simple stages, compound stages, linking stages together, and finally, complete designs.

The new material included in this Fourth Edition ensures this book will stay at the top of any audio designer s or enthusiast s reference list.

What s new within the chapters:

Chapter 1: Charge amplifiers

Chapter 2: Additional circuits, semiconductor constant current sources expanded

Chapter 3: Entire new section on noise

Chapter 4: Lots of new measurements to explode or explain audio folklore

Chapter 5: Astonishingly quiet, but cheap and simple HT supply

Chapter 6: New power amplifier

Chapter 7: New hybrid balanced RIAA stage, attenuator law faking

VA3's focus was on distortion, but in VA4, focus is pushed towards background noise reduction. If that wasn t enough, there s more explanation, more measurements, more references, and plenty of new one-liners, any one of which might save hours of trouble.
* The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction and maintenance of valve amplifiers
* The fully up-to-date approach to valve electronics
* Essential reading for audio designers and music and electronics enthusiasts alike"

Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics (Hardcover, New): Agnes Bloch-Zupan, Heddie Sedano, Crispian Scully Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics (Hardcover, New)
Agnes Bloch-Zupan, Heddie Sedano, Crispian Scully
R2,407 Discovery Miles 24 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dental defects may be the physical expression of genetic defects, and so they can often be seen in a variety of syndromes associated with malformations of organs. However, dental defects are often not recognized, identified, nor characterised despite representing a possible diagnostic sign for an undiagnosed condition. This book addresses this gap by providing an understanding of dental genetics and its developmental biology counterpart. With approximately seventy well-illustrated examples, the authors present the clinical oro-facial manifestations accompanying various syndromes, providing the necessary knowledge for diagnostic purposes, as well as giving insight into recent development for each specific condition. The clarity and format of this book make it an ideal support guide both in the clinic and while conducting research.
Comprehensive examination of dento/oro/craniofacial anomaliesWell-illustrated examplesPresented in a compact, easy to use format

RF Circuit Design (Paperback, 2nd edition): Christopher Bowick RF Circuit Design (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Christopher Bowick
R1,333 R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Save R203 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It s Back New chapters, examples, and insights; all infused with the timeless concepts and theories that have helped RF engineers for the past 25 years RF circuit design is now more important than ever as we find ourselves in an increasingly wireless world. Radio is the backbone of today s wireless industry with protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMax, and ZigBee. Most, if not all, mobile devices have an RF component and this book tells the reader how to design and integrate that component in a very practical fashion. This book has been updated to include today's integrated circuit (IC) and system-level design issues as well as keeping its classic "wire lead" material. Design Concepts and Tools Include The Basics: Wires, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors Resonant Circuits: Resonance, Insertion Loss Filter Design: High-pass, Bandpass, Band-rejection Impedance Matching: The L Network, Smith Charts, Software Design Tools Transistors: Materials, Y Parameters, S Parameters Small Signal RF Amplifier: Transistor Biasing, Y Parameters, S Parameters RF Power Amplifiers: Automatic Shutdown Circuitry, Broadband Transformers, Practical Winding Hints RF Front-End: Architectures, Software-Defined Radios, ADC s Effects RF Design Tools: Languages, Flow, Modeling "Check out this book s companion Web site at:

http: //www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780750685184 for full-color Smith Charts and extra content "
*Completely updated but still contains its classic timeless information
*Two NEW chapters on RF Front-End Design and RF Design Tools
*Not overly math intensive, perfect for the working RF and digital professional that need to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits
"

Quantum Electrodynamics - Volume 4 (Paperback, 2nd edition): V.B. Berestetskii, L.P. Pitaevskii, E.M. Lifshitz Quantum Electrodynamics - Volume 4 (Paperback, 2nd edition)
V.B. Berestetskii, L.P. Pitaevskii, E.M. Lifshitz
R1,394 R1,322 Discovery Miles 13 220 Save R72 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Several significant additions have been made to the second edition, including the operator method of calculating the bremsstrahlung cross-section, the calcualtion of the probabilities of photon-induced pair production and photon decay in a magnetic
field, the asymptotic form of the scattering amplitudes at high energies, inelastic scattering of electrons by hadrons, and the transformation of electron-positron pairs into hadrons.

Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New): Keishi Gotoh Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New)
Keishi Gotoh
R1,876 R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Save R453 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encompassing over fifty years of research, Professor Gotoh addresses the correlation function of spatial structures and the statistical geometry of random particle assemblies. In this book morphological study is formed into random particle assemblies to which various mathematics are applied such as correlation function, radial distribution function and statistical geometry. This leads to the general comparison between the thermodynamic state such as gases and liquids and the random particle assemblies. Although structures of molecular configurations change at every moment due to thermal vibration, liquids can be regarded as random packing of particles. Similarly, gaseous states correspond to particle dispersion. If physical and chemical properties are taken away from the subject, the remainder is the structure itself. Hence, the structural study is ubiquitous and of fundamental importance. This book will prove useful to chemical engineers working on powder technology as well as mathematicians interested in learning more about the subject.
Concisely explains various mathematics and tools applied to the subject.Incorporates multiple fields to give a clear view of the application of mathematics in powder technology.

WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover): Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H.... WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover)
Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, Diane Coalson, Susan Engi Raiford
R1,316 R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Save R111 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published in August of 2008, WAIS IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure.

The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index (GAI), and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test.

The second section of the book focuses on WAIS IV use and interpretation with special clinical applications and populations, including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders, and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have exclusive access to proprietary WAIS IV data to run advanced analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the WAIS-IV manual.
* Provides practical advice on scoring and administration
* Facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations
* Describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II"

Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Vijay Krishna Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Vijay Krishna
R1,885 R1,559 Discovery Miles 15 590 Save R326 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vijay Krishna's 2e of "Auction Theory" improves upon his 2002 bestseller with a new chapter on package and position auctions as well as end-of-chapter questions and chapter notes. Complete proofs and new material about collusion complement Krishna's ability to reveal the basic facts of each theory in a style that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. With the addition of a solutions manual and other teaching aids, the 2e continues to serve as the doorway to relevant theory for most students doing empirical work on auctions.
Focuses on key auction types and serves as the doorway to relevant theory for those doing empirical work on auctions
New chapter on combinatorial auctions and new analyses of theory-informed applications
New LaTex Beamer slides, chapter-ending exercises, problems of varying difficulties, and a solutions manual support and reinforce key points

TCP/IP Sockets in C - Practical Guide for Programmers (Paperback, 2nd edition): Michael J. Donahoo, Kenneth L. Calvert TCP/IP Sockets in C - Practical Guide for Programmers (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Michael J. Donahoo, Kenneth L. Calvert
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers, 2nd Edition is a quick and affordable way to gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop sophisticated and powerful web-based applications. The book's focused, tutorial-based approach enables the reader to master the tasks and techniques essential to virtually all client-server projects using sockets in C. This edition has been expanded to include new advancements such as support for IPv6 as well as detailed defensive programming strategies.

If you program using Java, be sure to check out this book s companion, "TCP/IP Sockets in Java: Practical Guide for Programmers, 2nd Edition."
Includes completely new and expanded sections that address the IPv6 network environment, defensive programming, and the select() system call, thereby allowing the reader to program in accordance with the most current standards for internetworking. Streamlined and concise tutelage in conjunction with line-by-line code commentary allows readers to quickly program web-based applications without having to wade through unrelated and discursive networking tenets.Grants the reader access to online source code, which the can then be used to directly implement sockets programming procedures.
"

Wave Fields in Real Media - Wave Propagation in Anisotropic, Anelastic Porous and Electromagnetic Media (Hardcover, 2nd Revised... Wave Fields in Real Media - Wave Propagation in Anisotropic, Anelastic Porous and Electromagnetic Media (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Jose M. Carcione; Edited by Jose M. Carcione
R5,261 Discovery Miles 52 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the differences between an ideal and a real description of wave propagation, where ideal means an elastic (lossless), isotropic and single-phase medium, and real means an anelastic, anisotropic and multi-phase medium. The analysis starts by introducing the relevant stress-strain relation. This relation and the equations of momentum conservation are combined to give the equation of motion. The differential formulation is written in terms of memory variables, and Biot's theory is used to describe wave propagation in porous media. For each rheology, a plane-wave analysis is performed in order to understand the physics of wave propagation. The book contains a review of the main direct numerical methods for solving the equation of motion in the time and space domains. The emphasis is on geophysical applications for seismic exploration, but researchers in the fields of earthquake seismology, rock acoustics, and material science - including many branches of acoustics of fluids and solids - may also find this text useful. The key features include: presents the fundamentals of wave propagation in anisotropic, anelastic and porus media; contains a new chapter on the analogy between acoustic and electromagnetic waves, incorporating the subject of electromagnetic waves; and emphasizes geophysics, particularly, seismic exploration for hydrocarbon reservoirs, which is essential for exploration and production of oil.

Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry (Paperback, 3rd edition): N.G.Van Kampen Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry (Paperback, 3rd edition)
N.G.Van Kampen
R2,436 R2,271 Discovery Miles 22 710 Save R165 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third edition of Van Kampen's standard work has been revised and updated. The main difference with the second edition is that the contrived application of the quantum master equation in section 6 of chapter XVII has been replaced with a satisfactory treatment of quantum fluctuations. Apart from that throughout the text corrections have been made and a number of references to later developments have been included. From the recent textbooks the following are the most relevant.
C.W.Gardiner, Quantum Optics (Springer, Berlin 1991)
D.T. Gillespie, Markov Processes (Academic Press, San Diego 1992)
W.T. Coffey, Yu.P.Kalmykov, and J.T.Waldron, The Langevin Equation (2nd edition, World Scientific, 2004)
* Comprehensive coverage of fluctuations and stochastic methods for describing them
* A must for students and researchers in applied mathematics, physics and physical chemistry

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - A Technician's and Engineer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition): Andrew Parr Hydraulics and Pneumatics - A Technician's and Engineer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Andrew Parr
R1,005 R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Save R76 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nearly all industrial processes require objects to be moved, manipulated or subjected to some sort of force. Such movements and manipulations are frequently accomplished by means of devices driven by liquids (hydraulics) or air (pneumatics), the subject of this book. Hydraulics and Pneumatics is written by a practicing process control engineer as a guide to the successful operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems for all engineers and technicians working with them. Keeping mathematics and theory to a minimum, this practical guide is thorough but accessible to technicians without an advanced engineering background, and offers clear, complete coverage of the latest pumps, valves and other hydraulic and pneumatic equipment Designed to serve as an introduction to those who are training and a day-to-day reference for use on the job, the book also offers an essential section on industrial safety and compliance with regulation.
Covers both hydraulic and pneumatic machinery, with a practical, practitioner-led approach that does not demand great theoretical and mathematical understanding.Thorough and updated coverage of safety standards, helping control engineers and shop floor managers to ensure their operations are in compliance with regulations.More abundant referencing, new and updated web-links, look-up tables and graphical keys offer even easier referencing while providing quick access to other related materials.

Seldin and Giebisch's The Kidney - Physiology and Pathophysiology (Hardcover, 5th edition): Robert J. Alpern, Michael J... Seldin and Giebisch's The Kidney - Physiology and Pathophysiology (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Robert J. Alpern, Michael J Caplan, Orson W. Moe
R7,024 R5,931 Discovery Miles 59 310 Save R1,093 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic nephrology reference for over 25years, "Seldin & Giebisch s" The Kidney, is the acknowledged authority on renal physiology and pathophysiology. In this 5th edition, such new and powerful disciplines as genetics and cell biology have been deployed to deepen and widen further the explanatory framework. Not only have previous chapters been extensively updated, but new chapters have been added to incorporate additional disciplines. Individual chapters, for example, now provide detailed treatment of the significance of cilia; the role of stem cells is now given special consideration. Finally, there has been a significant expansion of the section of pathophysiology, incorporating the newer findings of cell biology and genetics. If you research the development of normal renal function or the mechanisms underlying renal disease, "Seldin & Giebisch s" The Kidney is your number one source for information.
Offers the most comprehensive coverage on the market of fluid and electrolyte regulation and dysregulation in85 completely revised chapters and 10 new chapters.Includes 4sections, 62 chapters, devoted to regulation and disorders of acid-base homeostasis, and epithelial and nonepithelial transport regulation.Includes foreword byDonald Seldin and Gerhard Giebisch, world renowned names in nephrology and editors of the previous three editions."

Muscle 2-Volume Set - Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease (Hardcover, New): Joseph Hill, Eric Olson Muscle 2-Volume Set - Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease (Hardcover, New)
Joseph Hill, Eric Olson
R3,655 R3,118 Discovery Miles 31 180 Save R537 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A valuable study of the science behind the medicine, Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease brings together key leaders in muscle biology. These experts provide state-of-the-art insights into the three forms of muscle--cardiac, skeletal, and smooth--from molecular anatomy, basic physiology, disease mechanisms, and targets of therapy. Commonalities and contrasts among these three tissue types are highlighted. This book focuses primarily on the biology of the myocyte.

Individuals active in muscle investigation--as well as those new to the field--will find this work useful, as will students of muscle biology. In the case of hte former, many wish to grasp issues at the margins of their own expertise (e.g. clinical matters at one end; molecular matters at the other), adn this book is designed to assist them. Students, postdoctoral fellows, course directors and other faculty will find this book of interest. Beyond this, many clinicians in training (e.g. cardiology fellows) will benefit.
The only resource to focus on science before the clinical work and therapeuticsTiered approach to subject: discussion first of normal muscle function through pathological/disease state changes, and ending each section with therapeutic interventionsCoverage of topics ranging from basic physiology to newly discovered molecular mechanisms of muscle diseases for all three muscle types: cardiac, skeletal, and smooth

Organic Chemistry of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions, Revised Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Richard B. Silverman Organic Chemistry of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions, Revised Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Richard B. Silverman
R2,419 Discovery Miles 24 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Organic Chemistry of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions is not a book on enzymes, but rather a book on the general mechanisms involved in chemical reactions involving enzymes. An enzyme is a protein molecule in a plant or animal that causes specific reactions without itself being permanently altered or destroyed.
This is a revised edition of a very successful book, which appeals to both academic and industrial markets.
Illustrates the organic mechanism associated with each enzyme-catalyzed reaction
Makes the connection between organic reaction mechanisms and enzyme mechanisms
Compiles the latest information about molecular mechanisms of enzyme reactions
Accompanied by clearly drawn structures, schemes, and figures
Includes an extensive bibliography on enzyme mechanisms covering the last 30 years
Explains how enzymes can accelerate the rates of chemical reactions with high specificity
Provides approaches to the design of inhibitors of enzyme-catalyzed reactions
Categorizes the cofactors that are appropriate for catalyzing different classes of reactions
Shows how chemical enzyme models are used for mechanistic studies
Describes catalytic antibody design and mechanism
Includes problem sets and solutions for each chapter
Written in an informal and didactic style

A Course in Real Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd edition): John N. McDonald, Neil A Weiss A Course in Real Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
John N. McDonald, Neil A Weiss
R1,643 Discovery Miles 16 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second edition of "A Course in Real Analysis" provides a solid foundation of real analysis concepts and principles, presenting a broad range of topics in a clear and concise manner. The book is excellent at balancing theory and applications with a wealth of examples and exercises. The authors take a progressive approach of skill building to help students learn to absorb the abstract. Real world applications, probability theory, harmonic analysis, and dynamical systems theory are included, offering considerable flexibility in the choice of material to cover in the classroom. The accessible exposition not only helps students master real analysis, but also makes the book useful as a reference.
* New chapter on Hausdorff Measure and Fractals
* Key concepts and learning objectives give studentsa deeper understanding of the material to enhance learning
* More than 200 examples (not including parts) are used to illustrate definitions and results
* Over 1300 exercises (not including parts) are provided to promote understanding
* Each chapter begins with a brief biography of a famous mathematician"

Erasmi Opera Omnia, V-6, Volume 6 - Christiani Matrimonii Institutio, Vidua Christiana (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): A.G Weiler,... Erasmi Opera Omnia, V-6, Volume 6 - Christiani Matrimonii Institutio, Vidua Christiana (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
A.G Weiler, M. Cytowska
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A volume of the Opera Omnia of Erasmus series, this title is comprised of two separate treatise translated into one volume. First, The Institution of Christian Matrimony (Basel, 1526) which was dedicated to Catherine of Aragon. In this work, Erasmus deals with the religious, moral and physical aspects of marriage, also discussing Canon law. Conservative theologians challenged in particular his liberal views on divorce.
The second treatise, On the Christian Widow, was published in 1529, and in it Erasmus discusses not only Christian widowhood, but also virginity and marriage, dealing also with the education of women.
* Member of the long-running Opera Omnia series
* First critical edition of two important treatise by Erasmus
* Available for the first time in an annotated edition of the original latin text

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