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Closing The Gap - The Fourth Industrial Revolution In Africa (Paperback): Tshilidzi Marwala Closing The Gap - The Fourth Industrial Revolution In Africa (Paperback)
Tshilidzi Marwala
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Closing the Gap is an accessible overview of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the impact it is set to have on various sectors in South Africa and Africa. It explores the previous industrial revolutions that have led up to this point and outlines South Africa’s position been through each one.

With a focus on artificial intelligence as a core concept in understanding the 4IR, this book uses familiar concepts to explain artificial intelligence, how it works and how it can be used in banking, mining, medicine and many other fields.

Written from an African perspective, Closing the Gap addresses the challenges and fears around the 4IR by pointing to the opportunities presented by new technologies and outlining some of the challenges and successes to date

Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla And The Bet Of The Century (Paperback): Tim Higgins Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla And The Bet Of The Century (Paperback)
Tim Higgins
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future.

Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car.

When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition.

Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics repeatedly taking the company he had funded himself to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three?

Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds... and changed the future.

The Bomber Mafia - A Story Set In War (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell The Bomber Mafia - A Story Set In War (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell
R340 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R71 (21%) Ships in 5 - 7 working days

The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century.

In the years before the Second World War, in a sleepy air force base in central Alabama, a small group of renegade pilots put forth a radical idea. What if we made bombing so accurate that wars could be fought entirely from the air? What if we could make the brutal clashes between armies on the ground a thing of the past? This book tells the story of what happened when that dream was put to the test.

The Bomber Mafia follows the stories of a reclusive Dutch genius and his homemade computer, Winston Churchill's forbidding best friend, a team of pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard, a brilliant pilot who sang vaudeville tunes to his crew, and the bomber commander, Curtis Emerson LeMay, who would order the bloodiest attack of the Second World War.

In this tale of innovation and obsession, Gladwell asks: what happens when technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war? And what is the price of progress?

Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John V. Chelsom, Andrew C. Payne, Lawrence... Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John V. Chelsom, Andrew C. Payne, Lawrence R.P. Reavill
R1,289 Discovery Miles 12 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.

Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.

"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.

The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.

Build - An Unorthodox Guide To Making Things Worth Making (Paperback): Tony Fadell Build - An Unorthodox Guide To Making Things Worth Making (Paperback)
Tony Fadell
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) In Stock

A Silicon Valley icon - and inventor of the iPod and iPhone - dispenses valuable tips and life lessons for entrepreneurs at any stage in their careers.

Tony Fadell has spent the last three decades making things and founding companies that have profoundly changed millions of lives. After leading the team that created the iPod and iPhone, products that saved a struggling Apple, Tony founded Nest Labs and revolutionised household electronics. He has worked with everyone from Steve Jobs to Larry Page, advised companies from Impossible Foods to Diamond Foundry, built products that have literally shaped the modern world, and learned a lot of things about business, innovation and solving all manner of problems.

In BUILD, Tony shares stories and valuable lessons from his career, offering advice and solutions for your toughest moments. For anyone striving to grow in their career, start-up founders and start-up dreamers, leaders of businesses big and small, this book will show you how to navigate challenges and take that next big leap.

A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Martin Helander A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Martin Helander
R470 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R26 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Completely revised and updated, A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the field. Building on the foundation of the first edition, titled "Guide to Ergonomics of Manufacturing," the new title reflects the expanded range of coverage and applicability of the techniques you will find in the second edition. Each and every chapter contains new material and some have been entirely rewritten. Drawing on the author's experience in both teaching and industry, the book lays to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics.

Unlike most ergonomics and human factors books that emphasize the physical, this one gives a broad overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Written in an accessible style, it presents a systems approach to human factors and ergonomics that leads to complete understanding. The author demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good design, and offers a practical guide to the design and analysis of systems. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, this text provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.

Drawing for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed): J.A. Van der Westhuizen Drawing for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed)
J.A. Van der Westhuizen 1
R480 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R57 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Drawing for Civil engineering Second Edition has been revised and now includes computer applications and free Internet-downloadable software that can be used by students. The core function of this book is to cover the fundamentals of civil engineering drawing, draughting practice and conventions. Aimed mainly at second-level students at universities of technology and other tertiary institutions, the book outlines reinforced concrete drawings, steel structure drawings and surveying drawings. With its improved design, Drawing for Civil Engineering Second Edition is more accessible and comprehensive.

Drawing for Engineering (Paperback): P. Smith Drawing for Engineering (Paperback)
P. Smith
R498 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R59 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This volume is a step-by-step guide to drawing techniques. It teaches both technical drawing and freehand sketching and has special units with applications for mechanical and chemical engineering. Based on the South African Bureau of Standards Code of Practice for Engineering Drawing (SABS 0111).

Betting On A Darkie - Lifting The Corporate Game (Paperback): Mteto Nyati Betting On A Darkie - Lifting The Corporate Game (Paperback)
Mteto Nyati 2
R315 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mteto Nyati knew as a schoolboy in Mthatha, working at his mother’s store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Jo'burg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the advice he received was ‘don’t mess up’. 

He didn’t and today is one of South Africa’s top CEOs. This is his inspirational story. 

The Bomber Mafia - A Tale of Innovation and Obsession (Paperback): Malcolm Gladwell The Bomber Mafia - A Tale of Innovation and Obsession (Paperback)
Malcolm Gladwell
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A parable written for the age of technological disruption . . . brilliantly told' Sunday Times The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century 'The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the ground, and shatters.' In the years before the Second World War, in a sleepy air force base in central Alabama, a small group of renegade pilots put forth a radical idea. What if we made bombing so accurate that wars could be fought entirely from the air? What if we could make the brutal clashes between armies on the ground a thing of the past? This book tells the story of what happened when that dream was put to the test. The Bomber Mafia follows the stories of a reclusive Dutch genius and his homemade computer, Winston Churchill's forbidding best friend, a team of pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard, a brilliant pilot who sang vaudeville tunes to his crew, and the bomber commander, Curtis Emerson LeMay, who would order the bloodiest attack of the Second World War. In this tale of innovation and obsession, Gladwell asks: what happens when technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war? And what is the price of progress?

Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Paperback): Tim Higgins Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Paperback)
Tim Higgins
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Pre-order

*A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller* 'A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride' --Walter Isaacson 'A masterclass in narrative journalism' --Bradley Hope 'Exemplary' --The Times 'An exceptional work' --Washington Post Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future. Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics repeatedly taking the company he had funded himself to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds... and changed the future.

Mother of Invention - How Good Ideas Get Ignored in a World Built for Men (Paperback): Katrine Marcal Mother of Invention - How Good Ideas Get Ignored in a World Built for Men (Paperback)
Katrine Marcal
R220 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R25 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

WATERSTONES BEST POLITICAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL 'I am absurdly excited for this book' Caroline Criado Perez Bestselling author Katrine Marcal reveals the shocking ways our deeply ingrained ideas about gender continue to hold us back. Every day, extraordinary inventions and innovative ideas are side-lined in a world that remains subservient to men But it doesn't have to be this way. From the beginning of time, women have been pivotal to our society, offering ingenious solutions to some of our most vexing problems. More recently, it is women who have transformed the way we shop online, revolutionised the lives of disabled people and put the climate crisis at the top of the agenda. Despite these successes, we still fail to find and fund the game-changing ideas that could alter the future of our planet, giving just 3% of venture capital to female founders. Instead, ingrained ideas about men and women continue to shape our economic decisions; favouring men and leading us to the same tired set of solutions. For too long we have underestimated the consequences of sexism in our economy, and the way it holds all of us - women and men - back. Katrine Marcal's blistering critique sets the record straight and shows how, in a time of crisis, the ingenuity and intelligence of women is that very thing that can save us.

Elusive - How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass (Hardcover): Frank Close Elusive - How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of Mass (Hardcover)
Frank Close
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Metamaterial Electromagnetic Wave Absorbers (Paperback): Willie J Padilla, Kebin Fan Metamaterial Electromagnetic Wave Absorbers (Paperback)
Willie J Padilla, Kebin Fan
R1,783 Discovery Miles 17 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Electromagnetic metamaterials are a family of shaped periodic materials which achieve extraordinary scattering properties that are difficult or impossible to achieve with naturally occurring materials. This book focuses on one such feature of electromagnetic metamaterials-the theory, properties, and applications of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation.We have written this book for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practitioners, covering the background and tools necessary to engage in the research and practice of metamaterial electromagnetic wave absorbers in various fundamental and applied settings. Given the growing impact of climate change, the call for innovations that can circumvent the use of conventional energy sources will be increasingly important. As we highlight in Chapter 6, the absorption of radiation with electromagnetic metamaterials has been used for energy harvesting and energy generation, and will help to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Other applications ranging from biochemical sensing to imaging are also covered. We hope this book equips interested readers with the tools necessary to successfully engage in applied metamaterials research for clean, sustainable energy. This book consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 provides an introduction and a brief history of electromagnetic wave absorbers; Chapter 2 focuses on several theories of perfect absorbers; Chapter 3 discusses the scattering properties achievable with metamaterial absorbers; Chapter 4 provides significant detail on the fabricational processes; Chapter 5 discusses examples of dynamical absorbers; and Chapter 6 highlights applications of metamaterial absorbers.

Designing Engineering and Technology Curricula - Embedding Educational Philosophy (Paperback): John Heywood Designing Engineering and Technology Curricula - Embedding Educational Philosophy (Paperback)
John Heywood
R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The intention of this book is to demonstrate that curriculum design is a profoundly philosophical exercise that stems from perceptions of the mission of higher education. Since the curriculum is the formal mechanism through which intended aims are achieved, philosophy has a profound role to play in the determination of aims.It is argued that the curriculum is far more than a list of subjects and syllabi, or that it is the addition, and subtraction, of items from a syllabus, or whether this subject should be added and that subject taken away. This book explores how curricular aims and objectives are developed by re-examining the curriculum of higher education and how it is structured in the light of its increasing costs, rapidly changing technology, and the utilitarian philosophy that currently governs the direction of higher education. It is concluded that higher education should be a preparation for and continuing support for life and work, a consequence of which is that it has to equip graduates with skill in independent learning (and its planning), and reflective practice. A transdisciplinary curriculum with technology at its core is deduced that serves the four realities of the person, the job, technology, and society.

Philosophy and Engineering Education - New Perspectives, An Introduction (Paperback): John Heywood, William Grimson, Jerry W.... Philosophy and Engineering Education - New Perspectives, An Introduction (Paperback)
John Heywood, William Grimson, Jerry W. Gravander, Gregory Bassett, John Krupczak, Jr.
R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

All educators bring to their work preconceived ideas of what the curriculum should be and how students learn. Seldom are they thought through. Since without an adequate philosophical base it is difficult to bring about desirable changes in policy and practice, it is necessary that educators have defensible philosophies of engineering education. This point is illustrated by recent debates on educational outcomes which can be analysed in terms of competing curriculum ideologies.While these ideologies inform the development of a philosophy of engineering education they do so in light of a philosophy of engineering for such a philosophy focuses on what engineering is, and in particular how it differs from science. This is addressed in this study through consideration of the differences in the modes of abstraction required for the pursuit of science on the one hand, and the pursuit of engineering design, on the other hand. It is shown that a philosophy of engineering is not a philosophy of science or a philosophy of engineering education, but it is from a philosophy of engineering that a philosophy of engineering education is drawn. Uncertainty is shown to be a key characteristic of engineering practice. A way of formulating a philosophy of engineering is to consider it through the classical prism that splits the subject into five divisions, namely epistemology, metaphysics, logic, ethics aesthetics. Additionally, "behaviour" also characterizes the practice of engineering.

Nanotechnology, Lessons from Nature - Discoveries, Research, and Applications (Paperback): Deb Newberry Nanotechnology, Lessons from Nature - Discoveries, Research, and Applications (Paperback)
Deb Newberry
R1,351 Discovery Miles 13 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As long as humans have existed on the planet, they have looked at the world around them and wondered about much of what they saw.This book covers 21 different phenomena that have been observed in nature and puzzled about for decades.Only recently, with the development of the microscopes and other tools that allow us to study, evaluate, and test these observed phenomena at the molecular and atomic scale, have researchers been able to understand the science behind these observations. From the strength of a marine sponge found at the depths of the oceans, to the insect-hydroplaning surface of the edge of a plant, to the intricacies of the eyes of a moth, nanotechnology has allowed science to define and understand these amazing capabilities. In many cases, this new understanding has been applied to products and applications that benefit humans and the environment. For each of the five ecosystems- the ocean, insects, flora, fauna, and humans-the observations, study and understanding, and applications will be covered. The relationship between the more easily observed macro level and understanding what is found at the nanoscale will also be discussed.

Disability Interactions - Creating Inclusive Innovations (Paperback): Catherine Holloway, Giulia Barbareschi Disability Interactions - Creating Inclusive Innovations (Paperback)
Catherine Holloway, Giulia Barbareschi
R1,785 Discovery Miles 17 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Disability interactions (DIX) is a new approach to combining cross-disciplinary methods and theories from Human Computer Interaction (HCI), disability studies, assistive technology, and social development to co-create new technologies, experiences, and ways of working with disabled people. DIX focuses on the interactions people have with their technologies and the interactions which result because of technology use. A central theme of the approach is to tackle complex issues where disability problems are part of a system that does not have a simple solution. Therefore, DIX pushes researchers and practitioners to take a challenge-based approach, which enables both applied and basic research to happen alongside one another. DIX complements other frameworks and approaches that have been developed within HCI research and beyond. Traditional accessibility approaches are likely to focus on specific aspects of technology design and use without considering how features of large-scale assistive technology systems might influence the experiences of people with disabilities. DIX aims to embrace complexity from the start, to better translate the work of accessibility and assistive technology research into the real world. DIX also has a stronger focus on user-centered and participatory approaches across the whole value chain of technology, ensuring we design with the full system of technology in mind (from conceptualization and development to large-scale distribution and access). DIX also helps to acknowledge that solutions and approaches are often non-binary and that technologies and interactions that deliver value to disabled people in one situation can become a hindrance in a different context. Therefore, it offers a more nuanced guide to designing within the disability space, which expands the more traditional problem-solving approaches to designing for accessibility. This book explores why such a novel approach is needed and gives case studies of applications highlighting how different areas of focus-from education to health to work to global development-can benefit from applying a DIX perspective. We conclude with some lessons learned and a look ahead to the next 60 years of DIX.

Introduction to Engineering Design (Hardcover): Ann Saterbak, Matthew Wettergreen Introduction to Engineering Design (Hardcover)
Ann Saterbak, Matthew Wettergreen
R2,220 Discovery Miles 22 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Introduction to Engineering Design is a practical, straightforward workbook designed to systematize the often messy process of designing solutions to open-ended problems. From learning about the problem to prototyping a solution, this workbook guides developing engineers and designers through the iterative steps of the engineering design process. Created in a freshman engineering design course over ten years, this workbook has been refined to clearly guide students and teams to success. Together with a series of instructional videos and short project examples, the workbook has space for teams to execute the engineering design process on a challenge of their choice. Designed for university students as well as motivated learners, the workbook supports creative students as they tackle important problems. Introduction to Engineering Design is designed for educators looking to use project-based engineering design in their classroom.

Thermodynamic Analysis for Industrial Refrigeration Systems (Paperback): John Gardner Thermodynamic Analysis for Industrial Refrigeration Systems (Paperback)
John Gardner
R1,146 Discovery Miles 11 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The vapor compression cycle (VCC) underpins the vast majority of refrigeration systems throughout the world. Most undergraduate thermodynamics courses cover the VCC, albeit in a cursory fashion. This book is designed to offer an in-depth look at the analysis, design and operation of large-scale industrial ammonia-based refrigeration systems. An important feature of this work is a treatment of computer-aided analysis using CoolProp, an open source resource for evaluating thermodynamic properties. CoolProp can be incorporated into a large number of common computational platforms including Microsfot Excel, Python, and Matlab, all of which are covered in this book.

Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems - Fluid Mechanics (Paperback): Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems - Fluid Mechanics (Paperback)
Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fluid Mechanics is the study of liquid or gas behavior in motion or at rest. It is one of the fundamental branches of Engineering Mechanics, which is important to educate professional engineers of any major. Many of the engineering disciplines apply Fluid Mechanics principles and concepts. In order to absorb the materials of Fluid Mechanics, it is not enough just to consume theoretical laws and theorems. A student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a supplement to the Fluid Mechanics course in learning and applying the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of Fluid Mechanics: Hydrostatics, Fluid Kinematics, Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flow and Gas Dynamics (Compressible Fluid Flow). This book contains practical problems in Fluid Mechanics, which are a complement to Fluid Mechanics textbooks. The book is the product of material covered in many classes over a period of four decades at several universities. It consists of 18 sets of problems where students are introduced to various topics of the Fluid Mechanics. Each set involves 30 problems, which can be assigned as individual homework as well as test/exam problems. The solution of a similar problem for each set is provided. The sequence of the topics and some of the problems were adopted from Fluid Mechanics by R. C. Hibbeler, 2nd edition, 2018, Pearson.

Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems - Fluid Mechanics (Hardcover): Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems - Fluid Mechanics (Hardcover)
Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
R1,355 Discovery Miles 13 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fluid Mechanics is the study of liquid or gas behavior in motion or at rest. It is one of the fundamental branches of Engineering Mechanics, which is important to educate professional engineers of any major. Many of the engineering disciplines apply Fluid Mechanics principles and concepts. In order to absorb the materials of Fluid Mechanics, it is not enough just to consume theoretical laws and theorems. A student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a supplement to the Fluid Mechanics course in learning and applying the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of Fluid Mechanics: Hydrostatics, Fluid Kinematics, Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flow and Gas Dynamics (Compressible Fluid Flow). This book contains practical problems in Fluid Mechanics, which are a complement to Fluid Mechanics textbooks. The book is the product of material covered in many classes over a period of four decades at several universities. It consists of 18 sets of problems where students are introduced to various topics of the Fluid Mechanics. Each set involves 30 problems, which can be assigned as individual homework as well as test/exam problems. The solution of a similar problem for each set is provided. The sequence of the topics and some of the problems were adopted from Fluid Mechanics by R. C. Hibbeler, 2nd edition, 2018, Pearson.

Thermodynamic Analysis for Industrial Refrigeration Systems (Hardcover): John Gardner Thermodynamic Analysis for Industrial Refrigeration Systems (Hardcover)
John Gardner
R1,564 Discovery Miles 15 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The vapor compression cycle (VCC) underpins the vast majority of refrigeration systems throughout the world. Most undergraduate thermodynamics courses cover the VCC, albeit in a cursory fashion. This book is designed to offer an in-depth look at the analysis, design and operation of large-scale industrial ammonia-based refrigeration systems. An important feature of this work is a treatment of computer-aided analysis using CoolProp, an open source resource for evaluating thermodynamic properties. CoolProp can be incorporated into a large number of common computational platforms including Microsfot Excel, Python, and Matlab, all of which are covered in this book.

Introduction to Engineering Design (Paperback): Ann Saterbak, Matthew Wettergreen Introduction to Engineering Design (Paperback)
Ann Saterbak, Matthew Wettergreen
R1,791 Discovery Miles 17 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Introduction to Engineering Design is a practical, straightforward workbook designed to systematize the often messy process of designing solutions to open-ended problems. From learning about the problem to prototyping a solution, this workbook guides developing engineers and designers through the iterative steps of the engineering design process. Created in a freshman engineering design course over ten years, this workbook has been refined to clearly guide students and teams to success. Together with a series of instructional videos and short project examples, the workbook has space for teams to execute the engineering design process on a challenge of their choice. Designed for university students as well as motivated learners, the workbook supports creative students as they tackle important problems. Introduction to Engineering Design is designed for educators looking to use project-based engineering design in their classroom.

Signals and Systems - A One Semester Modular Course (Paperback): Khalid Sayood Signals and Systems - A One Semester Modular Course (Paperback)
Khalid Sayood
R2,237 Discovery Miles 22 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is designed for use as a textbook for a one semester Signals and Systems class. It is sufficiently user friendly to be used for self study as well. It begins with a gentle introduction to the idea of abstraction by looking at numbers-the one highly abstract concept we use all the time. It then introduces some special functions that are useful for analyzing signals and systems. It then spends some time discussing some of the properties of systems; the goal being to introduce the idea of a linear time-invariant system which is the focus of the rest of the book. Fourier series, discrete and continuous time Fourier transforms are introduced as tools for the analysis of signals. The concepts of sampling and modulation which are very much a part of everyday life are discussed as applications of the these tools. Laplace transform and Z transform are then introduced as tools to analyze systems. The notions of stability of systems and feedback are analyzed using these tools. The book is divided into thirty bite-sized modules. Each module also links up with a video lecture through a QR code in each module. The video lectures are approximately thirty minutes long. There are a set of self study questions at the end of each module along with answers to help the reader reinforce the concepts in the module.

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