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