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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
R265 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R31 (12%) Shipped within 4 - 9 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
R1,406 R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Save R286 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach... Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach (Hardcover)
Timothy Melchert
R1,148 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R70 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind and brain along with the emphases on evidence-based practice and competency-based education are creating increasing pressures to update some of the traditional approaches to structuring and organizing education and practice in the field. There have also been many calls in recent years for a unified approach to conceptualizing professional practice in psychology. This book examines whether there exists a unified conceptual framework for the field that is firmly based on current scientific understanding regarding human development and functioning, that applies across all the clinical populations and practice areas within the field, and that would also help integrate professional psychology more fully into health care and the sciences generally.
Presents a unified science-based conceptual framework for professional psychologyProvides an overview of the whole treatment process as informed by a biopsychosocial approach, from intake through outcomes assessmentAvoids highly technical language so that students and practitioners from across the field can follow the discussion

Wireless Networks Bundle (Hardcover): Vijay K Garg, Anurag Kumar, D Manjunath, Joy Kuri, Feng Zhao, Leonidas J Guibas Wireless Networks Bundle (Hardcover)
Vijay K Garg, Anurag Kumar, D Manjunath, Joy Kuri, Feng Zhao, …
R2,974 R2,525 Discovery Miles 25 250 Save R449 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This essential bundle featuring three definitive titles on wireless networking provides an in-depth, exhaustive, and invaluable asset to anyone working or studying in this rapidly evolving field. Wireless Communications and Networking provides comprehensive coverage of mobile wireless communication, wireless networks, and internetworking/4G technology in one volume with a good blend of fundamental theory and real-world concepts and problem solving methods. Wireless Networking serves as a one-stop view of cellular, WiFi, and WiMAX networks, as well as the emerging wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. The book emphasizes conceptual perspectives on modeling, analysis, design and optimization and presents wireless networking within the framework of resource allocation. Designing, implementing, and operating a wireless sensor network involves a wide range of disciplines and many application-specific constraints. To make sense of and take advantage of these systems, a holistic approach is needed-and this is precisely what Wireless Sensor Networks delivers. Bundled together to save you money, there is no quicker or cheaper way to such a comprehensive knowledge of wireless networking.

PIC Bundle (Paperback): Lucio Di Jasio, Dogan Ibrahim PIC Bundle (Paperback)
Lucio Di Jasio, Dogan Ibrahim
R1,137 R984 Discovery Miles 9 840 Save R153 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Including a 2007 favourite and a brand new title, this bundle will help you get up to speed with PIC microcontrollers and take full advantage of this state-of-the-art technology. Programming 16-Bit PIC Microcontrollers in C teaches you everything you need to know about the 16-bit PIC 24 chip. It teaches you how to side-step common obstacles, solve real-world design problems efficiently, and optimize code for all the new PIC 24 features. Advanced PIC Microcontroller Projects in C is the ONLY project book devoted to the PIC 18 series. Packed with tried and tested hands-on projects, it is an essential guide for anyone wanting to develop more advanced applications using the 18F series. Bundled together for the firs time, this is the ideal way to learn how to create more powerful and cutting edge PIC designs, as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

Electrical Engineering: Know It All (Paperback): Clive Maxfield, John Bird, Tim Williams, Walt Kester, Dan Bensky Electrical Engineering: Know It All (Paperback)
Clive Maxfield, John Bird, Tim Williams, Walt Kester, Dan Bensky
R1,193 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R68 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!
The Electrical Engineering know it all covers the essential areas of electrical engineering, it is more practical than most of the large EE "handbooks," offering tips, tools of the trade, design and applications information along with summarized theory, equations and formulas that are normally found in such books.
Contents:
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Electric Circuits
Chapter 2 Resistance and Resistivity
Chapter 3 Series and parallel networks
Chapter 4 Capacitors and Inductors
Chapter 5 D.c. circuit theory
Chapter 6 Alternating voltages and currents
Chapter 7 Complex Numbers
Chapter 8 Transients and Laplace transforms
Chapter 9 Frequency Domain Circuit Analysis
Chapter 10 Digital Electronincs
Chapter 11 Analog Electronics
Chapter 12 Circuit simulation
Chapter 13 Interfacing
Chapter 14 Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
Chapter 15 Power Electronics
Chapter 16 Signals and Signal Processing
Chapter 17 Filter Design
Chapter 18 Control and Instrumentation Systems
Chapter 19 Communications Systems
Chapter 20 Principles of Electromagnetics
Chapter 21 MAGNETIC FIELDS
Chapter 22 Electromagnetic Transients and EMI
Chapter 23 Traveling Wave Effects
Chapter 24 Transformers
Chapter 25 Electromagnetic Machines
Chapter 26 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Chapter 27 Power Generation
Chapter 28 Power Transmission and Distribution
Chapter 29Power Quality
Appendix A General reference
Appendix B
- A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors
- Hot topics covered
- The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume

Handbook of Stem Cells (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza Handbook of Stem Cells (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza
R7,534 R6,291 Discovery Miles 62 910 Save R1,243 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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"

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
R1,961 Discovery Miles 19 610 Shipped within 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

Digital Video and HD - Algorithms and Interfaces (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Digital Video and HD - Algorithms and Interfaces (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
R1,300 R1,117 Discovery Miles 11 170 Save R183 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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"

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
R2,404 R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Save R520 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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"

Analog Circuit Design Volume 2 - Immersion in the Black Art of Analog Design (Hardcover, New): Bob Dobkin, Jim Williams Analog Circuit Design Volume 2 - Immersion in the Black Art of Analog Design (Hardcover, New)
Bob Dobkin, Jim Williams
R1,557 R1,343 Discovery Miles 13 430 Save R214 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Analog circuit and system design today is more essential than ever before. With the growth of digital systems, wireless communications, complex industrial and automotive systems, designers are being challenged to develop sophisticated analog solutions. This comprehensive source book of circuit design solutions aids engineers with elegant and practical design techniques that focus on common analog challenges. The book s in-depth application examples provide insight into circuit design and application solutions that you can apply in today s demanding designs.


This is the companion volume to the successful Analog Circuit Design: A Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions (October 2011), which has sold over 5000 copies in its the first 6 months of since publication. It extends the Linear Technology collection of application notes, which provides analog experts with a full collection of reference designs and problem solving insights to apply to their own engineering challenges.Full support package including online resources (LTSpice).Contents include more application notes on power management, and data conversion and signal conditioning circuit solutions, plus an invaluable circuit collection of reference designs."

Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th edition): Austin Hughes, William Drury Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 4th edition)
Austin Hughes, William Drury
R953 R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Save R113 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.
The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.
Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.
* Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
* Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors
* New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

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
R830 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R72 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback): Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback)
Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang
R1,974 R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Save R487 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of introductory coursework in engineering in general.
Using the concept of ''abstraction, '' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems.
+Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications.
+Illustrates concepts with real devices.
+Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach.
+Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry.
+Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.

Video Demystified - A Handbook for the Digital Engineer (Paperback, 5th edition): Keith Jack Video Demystified - A Handbook for the Digital Engineer (Paperback, 5th edition)
Keith Jack
R1,450 R1,266 Discovery Miles 12 660 Save R184 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What doesn't have a video component nowadays? IPod, cell phone, computer, they all have video. And, of course, television which is a major source of our entertainment and information. Any engineer involved in designing, manufacturing, or testing video electronics needs this book
Each edition of Video Demystified has sold thousands of copies and answered many questions for electrical engineers across the globe. This fifth edition will keep the engineer up-to-date with next-generation digital video formats - Blu-ray and HD-DVD, development of new audio and video codecs - Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, etc. - along with the all the latest information on HDTV, HDMI and IPTV(TV over the Internet). All broadcast, cable, and satellite standards will be updated to reflect these new codecs and specifications. The book will also aid in the design of devices and infrastructures from analog to digital television transmission - with analog transmission ceasing in early 2009 or before.
*The next generation of digital video - Blu-ray and HD-DVD thoroughly introduced
*All broadcast and satellite standards completely updated
*Essential information for the upcoming transition of television signals from analog to digital

Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New): Keishi Gotoh Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New)
Keishi Gotoh
R1,550 R1,278 Discovery Miles 12 780 Save R272 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Digital Design (Verilog) - An Embedded Systems Approach Using Verilog (Paperback): Peter J Ashenden Digital Design (Verilog) - An Embedded Systems Approach Using Verilog (Paperback)
Peter J Ashenden
R1,657 R1,470 Discovery Miles 14 700 Save R187 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Digital Design: An Embedded Systems Approach Using Verilog" provides a foundation in digital design for students in computer engineering, electrical engineering and computer science courses. It takes an up-to-date and modern approach of presenting digital logic design as an activity in a larger systems design context.
Rather than focus on aspects of digital design that have little relevance in a realistic design context, this book concentrates on modern and evolving knowledge and design skills. Hardware description language (HDL)-based design and verification is emphasized--Verilog examples are used extensively throughout. By treating digital logic as part of embedded systems design, this book provides an understanding of the hardware needed in the analysis and design of systems comprising both hardware and software components.
Includes a Web site with links to vendor tools, labs and tutorials.
Presents digital logic design as an activity in a larger systems design context.
Features extensive use of Verilog examples to demonstrate HDL (hardware description language) usage at the abstract behavioural level and register transfer level, as well as for low-level verification and verification environments.
Includes worked examples throughout to enhance the reader's understanding and retention of the material.
Companion Web site includes links to tools for FPGA design from Synplicity, Mentor Graphics, and Xilinx, Verilog source code for all the examples in the book, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises."

Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback, 2nd edition): Mary Lynn Garcia Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Mary Lynn Garcia
R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Design and Evaluation of Physical Security Systems, 2e, includes updated references to security expectations and changes since 9/11. The threat chapter includes references to new threat capabilities in Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a new figure on hate crime groups in the US. All the technology chapters have been reviewed and updated to include technology in use since 2001, when the first edition was published. Garcia has also added a new chapter that shows how the methodology described in the book is applied in transportation systems. College faculty who have adopted this text have suggested improvements and these have been incorporated as well. This second edition also includes some references to the author's recent book on Vulnerability Assessment, to link the two volumes at a high level.
* New chapter on transportation systems
* Extensively updated chapter on threat definition
* Major changes to response chapter

Valve Amplifiers (Paperback, 4th edition): Morgan Jones Valve Amplifiers (Paperback, 4th edition)
Morgan Jones
R1,460 R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Save R235 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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"

The Climate of the Mediterranean Region - From the Past to the Future (Hardcover): P. Lionello The Climate of the Mediterranean Region - From the Past to the Future (Hardcover)
P. Lionello
R2,562 R2,104 Discovery Miles 21 040 Save R458 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Mediterranean region contains a diverse and interesting climate ranging from areas with permanent glaciers to areas of subtropical, semiarid regions. The region is potentially sensitive to climate change and its progress has environmental, social, and economic implications within and beyond the region. Produced by the Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Research Networking Project, this book reviews the evolution of the Mediterranean climate over the past two millennia with projections further into the twenty-first century as well as examining in detail various aspects of the Mediterranean region s climate including evolution, atmospheric variables, and oceanic and land elements. Integrated with this, the book also considers the social and economic problems or vulnerabilities associated with the region. Written and reviewed by multiple researchers to ensure a high level of information presented clearly, Mediterranean Climate Variables will be an invaluable source of information for geologists, oceanographers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Mediterranean climate.
Written by leading experts in the fieldPresents clear, compelling, and concise evidenceIncludes the latest thinking in Mediterranean climate research"

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
R4,153 Discovery Miles 41 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Fire Engineering - Theory, Modelling and Practice (Hardcover): Guan Heng Yeoh, Kwok Kit Yuen Computational Fluid Dynamics in Fire Engineering - Theory, Modelling and Practice (Hardcover)
Guan Heng Yeoh, Kwok Kit Yuen
R2,052 R1,675 Discovery Miles 16 750 Save R377 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fire and combustion presents a significant engineering challenge to mechanical, civil and dedicated fire engineers, as well as specialists in the process and chemical, safety, buildings and structural fields. We are reminded of the tragic outcomes of 'untenable' fire disasters such as at King's Cross underground station or Switzerland's St Gotthard tunnel. In these and many other cases, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is at the forefront of active research into unravelling the probable causes of fires and helping to design structures and systems to ensure that they are less likely in the future.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is routinely used as an analysis tool in fire and combustion engineering as it possesses the ability to handle the complex geometries and characteristics of combustion and fire. This book shows engineering students and professionals how to understand and use this powerful tool in the study of combustion processes, and in the engineering of safer or more fire resistant (or conversely, more fire-efficient) structures.
No other book is dedicated to computer-based fire dynamics tools and systems. It is supported by a rigorous pedagogy, including worked examples to illustrate the capabilities of different models, an introduction to the essential aspects of fire physics, examination and self-test exercises, fully worked solutions and a suite of accompanying software for use in industry standard modeling systems.
-Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely used in engineering analysis; this is the only book dedicated to CFD modeling analysis in fire and combustion engineering
-Strong pedagogic features mean this book can be used as a text forgraduate level mechanical, civil, structural and fire engineering courses, while its coverage of the latest techniques and industry standard software make it an important reference for researchers and professional engineers in the mechanical and structural sectors, and by fire engineers, safety consultants and regulators
-Strong author team (CUHK is a recognized centre of excellence in fire eng) deliver an expert package for students and professionals, showing both theory and applications. Accompanied by CFD modeling code and ready to use simulations to run in industry-standard ANSYS-CFX and Fluent software.

Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL - Revised OpenCL 1.2 Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Benedict Gaster, Lee Howes, David R.... Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL - Revised OpenCL 1.2 Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Benedict Gaster, Lee Howes, David R. Kaeli, Perhaad Mistry, Dana Schaa
R1,085 R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Save R64 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL "teaches OpenCL and parallel programming for complex systems that may include a variety of device architectures: multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and fully-integrated Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) such as AMD Fusion technology. Designed to work on multiple platforms and with wide industry support, OpenCL will help you more effectively program for a heterogeneous future.

Written by leaders in the parallel computing and OpenCL communities, this book will give you hands-on OpenCL experience to address a range of fundamental parallel algorithms. The authors explore memory spaces, optimization techniques, graphics interoperability, extensions, and debugging and profiling. Intended to support a parallel programming course, "Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL" includes detailed examples throughout, plus additional online exercises and other supporting materials.
Explains principles and strategies to learn parallel programming with OpenCL, from understanding the four abstraction models to thoroughly testing and debugging complete applications.Covers image processing, web plugins, particle simulations, video editing, performance optimization, and more.Shows how OpenCL maps to an example target architecture and explains some of the tradeoffs associated with mapping to various architecturesAddresses a range of fundamental programming techniques, with multiple examples and case studies that demonstrate OpenCL extensions for a variety of hardware platforms

Intruder Alarms (Paperback, 3rd edition): Gerard Honey Intruder Alarms (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Gerard Honey
R821 R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Save R42 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Intruder Alarms provides a definitive and fully up-to-date guide to the specification, systems design, integration, installation and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. It has been written to be the essential handbook for installation engineers and security professionals working in this rapidly expanding and developing area.
The third edition includes new material on systems integration, digital systems, wireless and remote signalling technologies, and electrical safety.
The revision has brought coverage fully in line with the new European standards (EN50131 / BS EN 50131-1), with their implications summarised in a new appendix. The coverage has also been carefully matched to the requirements of the new Knowledge of Security and Emergency Alarm Systems from City & Guilds (1852).
* An hugely popular practical guide for installation engineers and security professionals now in its third edition
* Essential reading for managers responsible for the commissioning and maintenance of security alarm systems
* Third edition is fully matched to the new European standards (EN50131 / BS EN 50131-1)
* Coverage meets City & Guilds specifications for the new 1852 Security Alarm course

Online Counseling - A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Ron Kraus, George Stricker, Cedric... Online Counseling - A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Ron Kraus, George Stricker, Cedric Speyer
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"Online Counseling" gives practical insight into how professionals can translate and extend their practice to the electronic online medium. The volume provides an overview of current research on the use and effectiveness of counseling online and data on the idiosyncrasies of online behavior and communication. The practical aspects of and skill sets required for counseling online are discussed at length, as are technological, ethical, legal and multicultural issues, treatment strategies, and testing and assessment.
* Foreword by Morgan Sammons and Patrick DeLeon, past president of the American Psychological Association
* The first comprehensive textbook designed to give clinicians and mental health students everything they need to understand and start providing mental health services via the Internet
* Each chapter includes study questions and key terms, making it ideal for use in graduate or continuing education settings
* Includes clear and comprehensive chapters on research and technology related to online counseling
* Contributors include past, present, and elected presidents of the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO), the Inernet's leading resource for professionals interested in online counseling and other methods of delivering mental health services via the Internet

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