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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
R1,386 R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Save R266 (19%) 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.

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
R250 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R29 (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.

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.

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback): Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback)
Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang
R1,943 R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Save R456 (23%) 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.

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.

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

Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): David A. Patterson, John... Computer Organization and Design - The Hardware/Software Interface (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 In stock

This Fourth Revised Edition of Computer Organization and Design includes a complete set of updated and new exercises, along with improvements and changes suggested by instructors and students. Focusing on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today--the switch from uniprocessor to multicore microprocessors--this classic textbook has a modern and up-to-date focus on parallelism in all its forms. Examples highlighting multicore and GPU processor designs are supported with performance and benchmarking data. As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. Sections on the ARM and x86 architectures are also included. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. * This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book* Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics* Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing* The companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a search utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at bit.ly/nFXcLq

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
R2,383 R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Save R499 (21%) 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"

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
R1,100 R922 Discovery Miles 9 220 Save R178 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

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"

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
R1,681 Discovery Miles 16 810 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

Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Vijay Krishna Auction Theory (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Vijay Krishna
R1,537 R1,278 Discovery Miles 12 780 Save R259 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 4th edition): George Paxinos, Keith B.J.... Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 4th edition)
George Paxinos, Keith B.J. Franklin
R4,316 R3,417 Discovery Miles 34 170 Save R899 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the years since its first publication, "Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" has received virtually universal acceptance in neuroscience as the authoritative source for stereotaxic coordinates and delineations. This atlas is constructed in the style of "The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates," the most cited publication in neuroscience. The completely revised and updated 4e of "Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" features high-quality color plates scanned by the renowned microscopy unit of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Constructed by the leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, the new edition will maintain the position of the atlas as an indispensable resource for scientists working on the mouse brain.
100 coronal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates spaced at 120-m intervals; diagrams completely revised32 sagittal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revised30 horizontal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revisedThe most accurate and widely used stereotaxic coordinate systemNomenclature and abbreviations harmonized with the atlases of the brains of the rat, chick, marmoset, rhesus and humanElectronic diagrams available to purchasers of this book via booksite.elsevier.com/9780123910578/

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."

Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover): Jeana L. Magyar-Moe Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover)
Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
R1,289 R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Save R212 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive- is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process.
- Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy
- Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective
- Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises
- Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book"

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
R5,803 R4,900 Discovery Miles 49 000 Save R903 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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."

Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New): Keishi Gotoh Particulate Morphology - Mathematics Applied to Particle Assemblies (Hardcover, New)
Keishi Gotoh
R1,550 R1,262 Discovery Miles 12 620 Save R288 (19%) 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.

The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Revised Reprint (Paperback, Revised ed): Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Revised Reprint (Paperback, Revised ed)
Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit
R1,424 R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Save R215 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Revised and updated with improvements conceived in parallel programming courses, "The Art of Multiprocessor Programming" is an authoritative guide to multicore programming. It introduces a higher level set of software development skills than that needed for efficient single-core programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. Students and professionals alike will benefit from thorough coverage of key multiprocessor programming issues.
This revised edition incorporates much-demanded updates throughout the book, based on feedback and corrections reported from classrooms since 2008 Learn the fundamentals of programming multiple threads accessing shared memory Explore mainstream concurrent data structures and the key elements of their design, as well as synchronization techniques from simple locks to transactional memory systems Visit the companion site and download source code, example Java programs, and materials to support and enhance the learning experience

Engineering Materials 1 - An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design (Paperback, 4th edition): Michael F. Ashby,... Engineering Materials 1 - An Introduction to Properties, Applications and Design (Paperback, 4th edition)
Michael F. Ashby, D.R.H. Jones
R1,235 R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Save R170 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Widely adopted around the world, "Engineering Materials 1" is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials.

"Engineering Materials 1, Fourth Edition" is perfect as a stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials or a first text with its companion "Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, " in a two-semester course or sequence.

New and Key Features Include:

Many new design case studies and design-based examplesRevised and expanded treatments of stress-strain, fatigue, creep, and corrosionAdditional worked examples-to consolidate, develop, and challengeCompendia of results for elastic beams, plastic moments, and stress intensity factorsMany new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clipsAccompanying companion site with access to instructors resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book"

Tcl/Tk - A Developer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition): Clif Flynt Tcl/Tk - A Developer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Clif Flynt
R1,255 R1,055 Discovery Miles 10 550 Save R200 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Newly updated with over 150 pages of material on the latest Tcl extensions, "Tcl/Tk: A Developer s Gu"ide is a unique practical tutorial for professional programmers and beginners alike. Starting with a clear picture of the basics, Tcl/Tk covers the variety of tools in this "Swiss army knife" of programming languages, giving you the ability to enhance your programs, extend your application's capabilities, and become a more effective programmer.

This updated edition covers all of the new features of version 8.6, including object-oriented programming and the creation of megawidgets, existing data structure implementations, themed widgets and virtual events. Extensive code snippets and online tutorials in various languages will give you a firm grasp on how to use the Tcl/Tk libraries and interpreters and, most importantly, on what constitutes an effective strategy for using Tcl/Tk.
Includes the latest features of Tcl/Tk 8.6Covers Tcl development tools, popular extensions, and packages to allow developers to solve real-world problems with Tcl/Tk immediatelyProvides straightforward explanations for beginners and offers tips, style guidelines, and debugging techniques for advanced usersCompanion website includes Tcl/Tk tutorials, applications, distributions, and more tools"

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 R2,077 Discovery Miles 20 770 Save R485 (19%) 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"

Digital Design and Computer Architecture (Paperback, 2nd edition): David Harris, Sarah Harris Digital Design and Computer Architecture (Paperback, 2nd edition)
David Harris, Sarah Harris
R1,686 R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Save R261 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Digital Design and Computer Architecture" takes a unique and modern approach to digital design. Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, Harris and Harris use these fundamental building blocks as the basis for what follows: the design of an actual MIPS processor. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own microprocessor and will have a top-to-bottom understanding of how it works. Harris and Harris have combined an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on approach to digital design.

This second edition has been updated with new content on I/O systems in the context of general purpose processors found in a PC as well as microcontrollers found almost everywhere. The new edition provides practical examples of how to interface with peripherals using RS232, SPI, motor control, interrupts, wireless, and analog-to-digital conversion. High-level descriptions of I/O interfaces found in PCs include USB, SDRAM, WiFi, PCI Express, and others. In addition to expanded and updated material throughout, SystemVerilog is now featured in the programming and code examples (replacing Verilog), alongside VHDL. This new edition also provides additional exercises and a new appendix on C programming to strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture.

SECOND Edition Features Covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of a MIPS microprocessor.Features side-by-side examples of the two most prominent Hardware Description Languages (HDLs)-SystemVerilog and VHDL-which illustrate and compare the ways each can be used in the design of digital systems.Includes examples throughout the text that enhance the reader s understanding and retention of key concepts and techniques.Companion Web site includes links to CAD tools for FPGA design from Altera and Mentor Graphics, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Updated based on instructor feedback with more exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing Presents digital system design examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog (updated for the second edition from Verilog), shown side-by-side to compare and contrast their strengthsIncludes a new chapter on C programming to provide necessary prerequisites and strengthen the connection between programming and processor architectureCompanion Web site includes links to Xilinx CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Instructors can also register at textbooks.elsevier.com for access to: Solutions to all exercises (PDF)Lab materials with solutionsHDL for textbook examples and exercise solutions Lecture slides (PPT)Sample exams\Sample course syllabusFigures from the text (JPG, PPT)"

Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition): Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition)
Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 In stock

The fifth edition of "Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists" provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.

This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.
Updated with the features of MATLAB R2012bExpanded discussion of writing functions and scriptsRevised and expanded Part II: ApplicationsExpanded section on GUIsMore exercises and examples throughoutCompanion website for students providing M-files used within the book and selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems"

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