Monday, May 30, 2011

Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Joseph L. Jones, Anita M. Flynn, Bruce A. Seiger | Publisher: AK Peters, Ltd. | Date: 1998 | Pages: 457 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1568810970

This second edition reflects technological developments and includes programs and activities for robot enthusiasts. Step-by-step instructions take the reader through the process of constructing the two different and inexpensive yet fully functional robots.

The design and construction of mobile robots is as much an art as a sience. The intenst of "Mobile Robots: Inspiraton to Implemenation" is to explain the skills involved in a manner amenable to as briad an audience as possible.

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XNA 3.0 Game Programming Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

Author(s): Riemer Grootjans | Publisher: Apress | Date: 2009 | Pages: 500 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 143021855X

Join the game development revolution today! XNA 3.0 greatly simplifies the development of your own games, lowering the barrier for programmers to get into game development. In XNA, you can start coding your games from the very start, a true revelation compared to other game programming environments. XNA doesn’t sacrifice power for this ease of use—it is built entirely on DirectX technology.

Completely updated for XNA 3.0, expert Riemer Grootjans brings together a selection of the hottest recipes in XNA programming for the Xbox 360, PC, and Zune. Advanced XNA programmers, experienced coders new to game development, and even complete beginners will find XNA 3.0 Game Programming Recipes an invaluable companion whether building games for fun or as commercial products.

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Programming in Objective-C 2.0, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Stephen Kochan | Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional | Date: 2009 | Pages: 624 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0321566157

Programming in Objective-C 2.0 provides the new programmer a complete, step-by-step introduction to the Objective-C language. The book does not assume previous experience with either C or object-oriented programming languages, and it includes many detailed, practical examples of how to put Objective-C to use in your everyday programming needs.

Objective-C has become the standard programming language for application development on the Mac OS X and iPhone platforms. A powerful yet simple object-oriented programming language that’s based on the C programming language, Objective-C is widely available not only on OS X but across many operating systems that support the gcc compiler, including Linux, Unix, and Windows systems.

The second edition of this book has been updated and expanded to cover Objective-C 2.0. It shows not only how to take advantage of the Foundation framework’s rich built-in library of classes but also how to use the iPhone SDK to develop programs designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Template Matching Techniques in Computer Vision: Theory and Practice

Author(s): Roberto Brunelli | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2009 | Pages: 348 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0470517069

The detection and recognition of objects in images is a key research topic in the computer vision community. Within this area, face recognition and interpretation has attracted increasing attention owing to the possibility of unveiling human perception mechanisms, and for the development of practical biometric systems. This book and the accompanying website, focus on template matching, a subset of object recognition techniques of wide applicability, which has proved to be particularly effective for face recognition applications.

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The Science of Color, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Steven K. Shevell (editor) | Publisher: Elsevier Science | Date: 2003 | Pages: 350 | Format: pdf | ISBN-10: 0444512519

This second edition of The Science of Color focuses on the principles and observations that are foundations of modern color science. Written for a general scientific audience, the book broadly covers essential topics in the interdisciplinary field of color, drawing from physics, physiology and psychology. The jacket of the original edition of the book described it as “the definitive book on color, for scientists, artists, manufacturers and students.” This edition also aims for a broad audience.

The book begins by tracing scientific thinking about color since the seventeenth century. This historical perspective provides an introduction to the fundamental questions in color science, by following advances as well as misconceptions over more than 300 years.

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Culture of Human Stem Cells

Author(s): Ian Freshney, Glyn N. StaceyJonathan M. Auerbac | Publisher: Wiley-Liss | Date: 2007 | Pages: 343 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0470052465

This book collects the most effective and cutting-edge methods and protocols for deriving and culturing human embryonic and adult stem cells—in one handy resource.

This groundbreaking book follows the tradition of previous books in the Culture of Specialized Cells Series—each methods and protocols chapter is laid out exactly like the next, with stepwise protocols, preceded by specific requirements for that protocol, and a concise discussion of methods illustrated by data. The editors describe a limited number of representative techniques across a wide spectrum of stem cells from embryonic, newborn, and adult tissue, yielding an all-encompassing and versatile guide to the field of stem cell biology and culture.

The book includes a comprehensive list of suppliers for all equipment used in the protocols presented, with websites available in an appendix. Additionally, there is a chapter on quality control, and other chapters covering legal and ethical issues, cryopreservation, and feeder layer culture. This text is a one-stop resource for all researchers, clinical scientists, teachers, and students involved in this crucial area of study.

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Handbook of Pharmaceutical Granulation Technology, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Dilip M. Parikh (Editor) | Publisher: Informa HealthCare | Date: 2005 | Pages: 624 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0824726472

Applying basic theories to industrial practices in pharmaceutical development, this Second Edition explains how new and emerging technologies are utilized in the production of pharmaceutical granulation-demonstrating cost-effective strategies to manufacture solid-dosage forms with consistent physical properties while complying with current regulatory requirements. New chapters cover process modeling, scale-up considerations, rapid release granulation techniques.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fundamental Physics for Probing and Imaging

Author(s): Wade Allison | Publisher: Oxford University Press | Date: 2006 | Pages: 352 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0199203881

This book addresses the question 'What is physics for?' Physics has provided many answers for mankind by extending his ability to see. Modern technology has enabled the power of physics to see into objects to be used in archaeology, medicine including therapy, geophysics, forensics and other spheres important to the good of society. The book looks at the fundamental physics of the various methods and how they are used by technology. These methods are magnetic resonance, ionising radiation and sound. By taking a broad view over the whole field it encourages comparisons, but also addresses questions of risk and benefit to society from a fundamental viewpoint. This textbook has developed from a course given to third year students at Oxford and is written so that it can be used coherently as a basis for shortened courses by omitting a number of chapters.

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Finite Size Effects in Correlated Electron Models: Exact Results

Author(s): Andrei A. Zvyagin | Publisher: Imperial College Press | Date: 2005 | Pages: 380 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1860945031

The book presents exact results for one-dimensional models (including quantum spin models) of strongly correlated electrons in a comprehensive and concise manner. It incorporates important results related to magnetic and hybridization impurities in electron hosts and contains exact original results for disordered ensembles of impurities in interacting systems. These models describe a number of real low-dimensional electron systems that are widely used in nanophysics and microelectronics.

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Physics of Semiconductor Microcavities

Author(s): Benoit Deveaud | Publisher: Wiley-VCH | Date: 2007 | Pages: 328 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 3527405615

Electron and photon confinement in semiconductor nanostructures is one of the most active areas in solid state research. Written by leading experts in solid state physics, this book provides both a comprehensive review as well as a excellent introduction to fundamental and applied aspects of light-matter coupling in microcavities.

Topics covered include parametric amplification and polariton liquids, quantum fluid and non-linear dynamical effects and parametric instabilities, polariton squeezing, Bose-Einstein condensation of microcavity polaritons, spin dynamics of exciton-polaritons, polariton correlation produced by parametric scattering, progress in III-nitride distributed Bragg reflectors using AlInN/GaN materials, high efficiency planar MCLEDs, exciton-polaritons and nanoscale cavities in photonic crystals, and MBE growth of high finesse microcavities.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Handbook of Medical Imaging: Processing and Analysis, 1st Edition

Author(s): Isaac Bankman | Publisher: Academic Press | Date: 2000 | Pages: 911 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0120777908

This book is an almost complete collection of algorithms in computer processing of medical images. As an addition to computer processing litterature, this book fills a gap much in need of being closed. The text contains three levels of informating, a scholarly review of each topic, a professional review of methods and their application, and, finally, several chapters for each subject of thorough mathematical descriptions of individual methods and approaches, with useful examples from "real life".

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Wound Healing and Ulcers of the Skin: Diagnosis and Therapy, 1st Edition

Author(s): Avi Shai, Howard I. Maibach | Publisher: Springer | Date: 2004 | Pages: 270 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 3540212752

Physicians and medical personnel seem often overwhelmed by the plethora of innovative topical preparations, dressing materials and advanced debridement techniques. Even specialists such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons may encounter difficulties in choosing the most appropriate treatment in the field of wound healing. 'Wound Healing and Ulcers of the Skin' is a clinical guidebook which instructs the reader how to diagnose and treat wounds and cutaneous ulcers. This excellent and well-structured book introduces an algorithmic approach for the identification of ulcer etiology, together with step-by-step flow charts for therapy.

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The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts

Author(s): Taylor & Francis Routledge | Publisher: Harold L. Kirschenbaum, Michelle Kalis | Date: 2000 | Pages: 783 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1566767628

Because of the rapidly increasing number of marketed pharmacologic agents, professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to provide colleagues and patients with the types of patient-oriented information they need. You need a handbook with the essential data in one, easy to reference format. Good news - The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts is the answer, the one source for medication facts.

The handbook provides the latest information about prescription medications, including counseling, in a clear, concise and easily portable form. For quick reference, the information is presented in a tabular format that includes: generic/trade names, usual adult dosages, contraindications, major adverse effects and more. The appendices provide additional information, including text/graphics suitable for patient counseling sessions. The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts is an invaluable source for everyone in the health care profession, including pharmacy students, pharmacists, physicians and physician assistants.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Medical BioMethods Handbook, 1st Edition

Author(s): John M. Walker, Ralph Rapley | Publisher: Humana Press | Date: 2005 | Pages: 632 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1588293343

John Walker and Ralph Rapley have collected a wide-ranging group of molecular and biochemical techniques that are the most frequently used in medical and clinical research, especially diagnostics. The authors-well-established investigators who run their own research programs and use the methods on a regular basis-outline the practical procedures for using them and describe a variety of pertinent applications. Among the technologies presented are southern and western blotting, electrophoresis, PCR, cDNA and protein microarrays, liquid chromatography, in situ hybridization, karyotyping, flow cytometry, bioinformatics, genomics, and ribotyping. The applications include assays for mutation detection, mRNA analysis, chromosome translocations, inborn errors of metabolism, protein therapeutics, and gene therapy.

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Head First Networking

Author(s): Al Anderson, Ryan Benedetti | Publisher: O'Reilly | Date: 2009 | Pages: 536 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0596521553

Frustrated with networking books so chock-full of acronyms that your brain goes into sleep mode? Head First Networking's unique, visually rich format provides a task-based approach to computer networking that makes it easy to get your brain engaged. You'll learn the concepts by tying them to on-the-job tasks, blending practice and theory in a way that only Head First can.

With this book, you'll learn skills through a variety of genuine scenarios, from fixing a malfunctioning office network to planning a network for a high-technology haunted house. You'll learn exactly what you need to know, rather than a laundry list of acronyms and diagrams.

This book will help you:
* Master the functionality, protocols, and packets that make up real-world networking
* Learn networking concepts through examples in the field
* Tackle tasks such as planning and diagramming networks, running cables, and configuring network devices such as routers and switches
* Monitor networks for performance and problems, and learn troubleshooting techniques
* Practice what you've learned with nearly one hundred exercises, questions, sample problems, and projects

Head First's popular format is proven to stimulate learning and retention by engaging you with images, puzzles, stories, and more. Whether you're a network professional with a CCNA/CCNP or a student taking your first college networking course, Head First Networking will help you become a network guru.

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Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks, 1st Edition

Author(s): Sudip Misra, Isaac Woungang, Subhas Chandra Misra (Editors) | Publisher: Springer | Date: 2009 | Pages: 632 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1848822170

Wireless communication technologies continue to undergo rapid advancement. In recent years, there has been a steep growth in research in the area of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In WSNs, communication takes place with the help of spatially distributed, autonomous sensor nodes equipped to sense specific information. WSNs can be found in a variety of both military and civilian applications worldwide. Examples include detecting enemy intrusion on the battlefield, object tracking, habitat monitoring, patient monitoring and fire detection. Sensor networks are emerging as an attractive technology with great promise for the future. However, challenges remain to be addressed in issues relating to coverage and deployment, scalability, quality-of-service, size, computational power, energy efficiency and security. This highly useful guide presents a comprehensive account of the fundamental concepts, new ideas and results in the field of WSNs.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases, 9th Edition

Author(s): John C Hall (Editor) | Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | Date: 2006 | Pages: 504 | Format: CHM | ISBN-10: 0781729475

The best-selling dermatology manual for medical students, residents, and primary care practitioners, Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases is in its revised, updated Ninth Edition. It provides step-by-step instructions and algorithms for diagnosis and treatment of all common skin conditions. Unique features include more than 400 full-color photographs; diagnostic algorithms based on site and type of lesion and age of patient; chapters on cosmetics and tropical diseases; a formulary; and a comprehensive dictionary-index of skin diseases. This edition includes new chapters on malignant melanoma, bioterrorism, dermatoses in pregnancy, sports medicine dermatology, and psychodermatology, plus timely information on dermatologic reactions to drugs.

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Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking Attacks from Start to Finish, 1st Edition

Author(s): Andrew Whitaker, Keatron Evans, Jack B. Voth | Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional | Date: 2009 | Pages: 312 | Format: CHM | ISBN-10: 032149881X

The complete guide to today’s hard-to-defend chained attacks: performing them and preventing them
Nowadays, it’s rare for malicious hackers to rely on just one exploit or tool; instead, they use “chained” exploits that integrate multiple forms of attack to achieve their goals. Chained exploits are far more complex and far more difficult to defend. Few security or hacking books cover them well and most don’t cover them at all. Now there’s a book that brings together start-to-finish information about today’s most widespread chained exploits–both how to perform them and how to prevent them.

Chained Exploits demonstrates this advanced hacking attack technique through detailed examples that reflect real-world attack strategies, use today’s most common attack tools, and focus on actual high-value targets, including credit card and healthcare data. Relentlessly thorough and realistic, this book covers the full spectrum of attack avenues, from wireless networks to physical access and social engineering.

Writing for security, network, and other IT professionals, the authors take you through each attack, one step at a time, and then introduce today’s most effective countermeasures— both technical and human.

Coverage includes:
* Constructing convincing new phishing attacks
* Discovering which sites other Web users are visiting
* Wreaking havoc on IT security via wireless networks
* Disrupting competitors’ Web sites
* Performing–and preventing–corporate espionage
* Destroying secure files
* Gaining access to private healthcare records
* Attacking the viewers of social networking pages
* Creating entirely new exploits
* and more

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IP Addressing and Subnetting, Including IPv6

Author(s): J. D. Wegner, Robert Rockell | Publisher: Syngress Media | Date: 1999 | Pages: 487 | Format: CHM | ISBN-10: 1928994016

Internetworking Protocol (IP) addresses are the unique numeric identifiers required of every device connected to the Internet. They allow for the precise routing of data across very complex worldwide internetworks. The rules for their format and use are governed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) of the The Internet SOCiety (ISOC). In response to the exponential increase in demand for new IP addresses, the IETF has finalized its revision on IP addressing as IP Version 6, also know as IPng (ng = Next Generation). Key hardware vendors such as Cisco and major Internet Service Providers such as America Online have already announced plans to migrate to IP Version 6.

IP address allocation within an organization requires a lot of long-term planning. This timely publication addresses the administrator and engineer's need to know how IP 6 impacts their enterprise networks
* Ideal for companies planning a phased migration from IP 4 to IP 6
* Timely publication: The IETF standard was finalized in early 1999 and will begin to be implemented in late 1999/2000. The current IP Version 4 address set will be exhausted by 2003

The book will focus on planning and configuring networks and devices for IP 6. Specifically, it will cover how to:
* Increase the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits
* Support more levels of addressing hierarchy
* Support an increased number of addressable nodes
* Support simpler auto-configuration of addresses
* Improve the scalability of multicast routing by adding a "scope" field to multicast addresses
* Use a new "anycast address" to send a packet to any one of a group of nodes

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Renewable Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Storage

Author(s): Bent Sorensen | Publisher: Academic Press | Date: 2007 | Pages: 352 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0123742625

Scientist and engineers working in the field renewable energy must overcome the challenges of conversion, transmission and storage before it can replace more traditional power sources such as oil and gas. In this book, Bent Sorenson provides strategies for the efficient conversion, transmission and storage of all forms of renewable energy.

The book provides the reader with a complete background on how renewable energy is transformed into power and the best methods for transmitting and storing the energy produced. Specific to this book is a discussion of conversion processes and storage methods for: geothermal energy, biological and liquid fuels, wave energy, and photovoltaic. In addition the book will cover renewable energy conversions for powering small electrics, as well as battery applications for portable power, and energy bands in semiconductors.

* Energy conversion methods for all types of renewable energy
* Energy conversion and storage for small
* Electronics portable power
* Battery applications for portable power
* Energy bands and semiconductors

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Networking Fundamentals: Wide, Local and Personal Area Communications

Author(s): Kaveh Pahlavan, Prashant Krishnamurthy | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2009 | Pages: 656 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0470992905

Focusing on the physical layer, Networking Fundamentals provides essential information on networking technologies that are used in both wired and wireless networks designed for local area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). The book starts with an overview of telecommunications followed by four parts, each including several chapters. Part I explains the principles of design and analysis of information networks at the lowest layers. It concentrates on the characteristics of the transmission media, applied transmission and coding, and medium access control.

Parts II and III are devoted to detailed descriptions of important WANs and LANs respectively with Part II describing the wired Ethernet and Internet as well as cellular networks while Part III covers popular wired LANs and wireless LANs (WLANs), as well as wireless personal area network (WPAN) technologies. Part IV concludes by examining security, localization and sensor networking. The partitioned structure of the book allows flexibility in teaching the material, encouraging the reader to grasp the more simple concepts and to build on these foundations when moving onto more complex information.

Networking Fundamentals contains numerous illustrations, case studies and tables to supplement the text, as well as exercises with solutions at the end of each chapter. There is also a companion website with password protected solutions manual for instructors along with other useful resources.

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Radio Engineering for Wireless Communication and Sensor Applications

Author(s): Antti V. Raisanen, Arto Lehto | Publisher: Artech House | Date: 2003 | Pages: 415 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1580535429

Text overviews the basics in radio engineering; the techniques needed to generate, control, detect, and use radio waves. Includes index, illustrations, and list of acronyms.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Network Design for IP Convergence, 1st Edition

Author(s): Yezid Donoso | Publisher: Auerbach Publications | Date: 2009 | Pages: 306 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1420067508

A Comprehensive "Global" Vision of Convergence
The emergence of quality-of-service (QoS) mechanisms continues to propel the development of real-time multimedia services such as VoIP and videoconferencing. However, there remain many challenges to achieving optimized standardization convergence.

Basic Network Design, Equipment, and QoS Policies
Network Design for IP Convergence is a comprehensive, “global” guide to the state of the art and recent advances in IP network implementation. Providing an introduction to basic LAN/WAN/MAN network design, the author covers the latest equipment and architecture, addressing, QoS policies, and integration of services, among other topics. The book explains how to integrate the different layers of reference models and various technological platforms to mirror the harmonization that occurs in the real world of carrier networks. It furnishes appropriate designs for traditional and critical services in the LAN and carrier networks (both MAN and WAN), and it clarifies how a specific layer or technology can cause those services to malfunction. This book lays a foundation for understanding with concepts and applicability of QoS parameters under the multilayer scheme, and a solid explanation of service infrastructure. It goes on to describe integration in both real time and “not real time,” elaborating on how both processes can co-exist within the same IP network and concluding with the designs and configurations of service connections.

Learn How to Overcome Obstacles to Improve Technology
This sweeping analysis of the implementation of IP convergence and QoS mechanisms helps designers and operators get past key obstacles, such as integrating platform layers and technologies and implementing various associated QoS concepts, to improve technology and standards.

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Electrical Installations Handbook, 3rd Edition

Author(s): Gunter G. Seip | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2000 | Pages: 730 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0471494356

The Third Edition of this classic reference is designed to provide authoritative guidance for engineers and technicians who have responsibility for planning, designing, building and operating electrical installation systems. The extensively revised scope includes a comprehensive overview of conventional and state-of-the-art installation equipment and its current usage. Special emphasis is placed on equipment with communication capability and the way in which this equipment is networked to the instabus EIB® bus system for a wide range of applications in residential and commercial buildings. The construction, dimensioning and protection of electrical distribution systems are treated taking into account the latest developments in systems engineering. In view of the electricity market deregulation and globalization and the associated standardization initiatives that are underway, reference has been made, where appropriate, to international, European and German norms, regulations and standards. This single volume edition is extensively illustrated throughout and includes a broad range of example applications of electrical installation systems.

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High-linearity RF Amplifier Design

Author(s): Peter B. Kenington | Publisher: Artech House | Date: 2000 | Pages: 552 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1580531431

Based on the author's real-world design experience in this key emerging area, this comprehensive guide examines and compares all major RF power amplifier linearization techniques in detail. Featuring practical tips, more than 250 illustrations, and over 600 verified equations, the book seeks to save the reader valuable design time whilst helping them avoid costly design errors. It covers the modelling and measurement of amplifier non-linearity, and describes the main methods for overcoming non-linearity in a wide range of applications, including: base stations using feedforward and predistortion; mobile communications systems and handsets using RF or digital predistortion, cartesian loop, LINC and envelope elimination and restoration (EECR); and satellite systems.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Management and Engineering of Fire Safety and Loss Prevention Onshore and Offshore, 1st Edition

Author(s): BHR Group Ltd (Editor) | Publisher: Routledge | Date: 1991 | Pages: 295 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1851666761

The early development of quantified risk analysis took place largely in the aerospace and nuclear industries. In these industries there is a readily definable ‘top event’ (airplane crash, reactor meltdown) whose consequences are regarded as being wholly unacceptable. For this reason the safety case tends to be based heavily on probabilistic arguments; that is to say it must be demonstrated that the ‘top event’ has only a certain (low) probability of occurring. The safety case does not tend to rely on demonstrating that the consequences of the top event are in some way tolerable. The situation in the process industries is different with the application of quantified risk assessment having a greater emphasis on the examination of incident consequences. That this is so is related to the fact that it is not economic, nor is it necessary from a safety viewpoint, to construct process plant such that leakage of hazardous product has a ‘negligible’ probability. For an offshore installation it is necessary to demonstrate that process leakage cannot by itself or via an escalation of the incident lead to significant loss of life or platform loss. For small onshore chemical plants it may simply be necessary to show that such leakage cannot generate a hazard to the surrounding population...

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Maintenance Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Author(s): R. Keith Mobley | Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann | Date: 2004 | Pages: 424 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0750677988

No matter which industry a company is a part of, its profitability, like its products, is driven by the reliability and performance of its plant (s). The fundamentals for maintenance found in this volume are applicable to a multitude of industries: power, process, materials, manufacturing, transportation, communication, and many others. This book shows the engineer how to select, install, maintain, and troubleshoot critical plant machinery, equipment, and systems.

NEW to this edition: New material includes a chapter on inspections, providing practical guidelines for effective visual inspections, the key to effective preventive maintenance. Also included in the revision will be multiple chapters on equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and fans.

* Provides practical knowledge about plant machinery, equipment, and systems for the new hire or the veteran engineer
* Covers a wide array of topics, from shaft alignment and bearings to rotor balancing and flexible intermediate drives
* Delivers must-have information to the engineer which he/she will use on a daily basis, in day-to-day activities, that will affect the reliability and profitability of the plant

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Transportation Systems Planning: Methods and Applications, 1st Edition

Author(s): Konstadinos G. Goulias | Publisher: CRC | Date: 2002 | Pages: 428 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0849302730

Transportation engineering and transportation planning are two sides of the same coin aiming at the design of an efficient infrastructure and service to meet the growing needs for accessibility and mobility. Many well-designed transport systems that meet these needs are based on a solid understanding of human behavior. Since transportation systems are the backbone connecting the vital parts of a city, in-depth understanding of human nature is essential to the planning, design, and operational analysis of transportation systems. With contributions by transportation experts from around the world, Transportation Systems Planning: Methods and Applications compiles engineering data and methods for solving problems in the planning, design, construction, and operation of various transportation modes into one source.

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Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Braja M. Das | Publisher: CRC | Date: 2009 | Pages: 334 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1420070061

Considered the standard engineering reference on shallow foundations, this edition strengthens that position. Completely reworked and written by one of the top men in the field, it covers all the latest developments and approaches. Equally valuable to researchers and designers as it is to engineering students, this resource updates data and provides revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. It adds refinements to a number of unique circumstances such as foundations on soil with geogrid reinforcement as well as bearing capacity relationships for shallow foundations subjected to eccentric and inclined loads. It also covers advances in reinforcement materials.

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Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, 1st Issue

Author(s): E.U. Schlunder | Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc | Date: 1983 | Pages: 2305 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0891161252

First issued by Hemisphere Publishing in 1983 after more than ten years in development, the Heat Exchanger Design Handbook proved a major success that became wellknown in both industrial and academic circles as a single-source compendium of technical information. Originally a five-volume, loose-leaf publication, it was updated during the 1980s with six supplements. A 1990 hardbound edition included the original material and the first five supplements.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Contractual Correspondence for Architects and Project Managers, 4th Edition

Author(s): David Chappell | Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | Date: 2006 | Pages: 296 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 140513514X

This book provides over 160 model letters, with commentary for use with all the main JCT 2005 building contracts. It concentrates on problems which can arise during a project, and draws on the author's extensive experience as a contracts consultant. It is a companion to the author's Standard Letters in Architectural Practice which covers more routine matters.

The revised Fourth Edition takes account of:
* the 2005 editions of the JCT Standard Building Contract, the Intermediate Building Contract and the Minor Works Building Contract, both with their contractor's design versions, ICD and MWD
* the 2004 updates of the Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect
* changes to case law since the last edition was published in 1996

It will be an invaluable guide for architects, building surveyors and project managers.

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Design, Construction and Operating Principles of Electromagnets for Attracting Copper, Aluminum and Other Non-Ferrous Metals

Author(s): Leonard R Crow | Publisher: The Scientific Book Publishing Co. | Date: 1951 | Pages: 24 | Format: PDF

Design and construction to show that an electromagnet could be used to attract non ferromagnetic metals of good electrical conductivity.

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Reliability & Failure of Electronic Materials & Devices

Author(s): Milton Ohring | Publisher: Academic Press | Date: 1998 | Pages: 692 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0125249853

Suitable as a reference work for reliability professionals or as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, this book introduces the reader to the widely dispersed reliability literature of microelectronic and electronic-optional devices. Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and Devices integrates a treatment of chip and packaging level failures within the context of the atomic mechanisms and models used to explain degradation, and the statistical handling of lifetime data. Electromigration, dielectric radiation damage and the mechanical failure of contacts and solder joints are among the failure mechanisms considered. An underlying thread of the book concerns product defects--their relation to yield and reliability, the role they play in failure, and the way they are experimentally exposed.

The reader will gain a deeper physical understanding of failure mechanisms in electronic materials and devices, acquire skills in the mathematical handling of reliability data, and better appreciate future technology trends and the reliability issues they raise.

Key Features
* Discusses reliability and failure on both the chip and packaging levels
* Handles the role of defects in yield and reliability
* Includes a tutorial chapter on the mathematics of reliability
* Focuses on electromigration, dielectric breakdown, hot-electron effects, electrostatic discharge, corrosion, radiation damage and the mechanical failure of packages, contacts, and solder joints
* Considers defect detection methods and failure analysis techniques

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Genetics of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 1st Edition

Author(s): Dirkje S. Postma, Scott T. Weiss (Editors) | Publisher: Informa HealthCare | Date: 2006 | Pages: 156 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0849369665

Responding to the substantial growth that has taken place in the field over the past decade, this reference provides an in-depth overview of current thought on the genetics and genomics of asthma and COPD in relation to their pathogenesis and treatment. With contributions by an esteemed team of international authorities on the topic, this source spans the latest developments in the utilization of microarray techniques, linkage and association studies, mapping strategies, comparative genetics, microarray techniques, proteomics, and pharmacogenomics.

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Clinical Orthopaedic Examination, 5th Edition

Author(s): Ronald McRae | Publisher: Churchill Livingstone | Date: 2004 | Pages: 327 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0443074070

Provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidance for completing an orthopedic examination and summarizes relevant anatomical details. Abundant, high-quality halftone illustrations are used to guide the resident or medical student through the examination process. Includes new material on thoracic outlet syndrome, shoulder instabilities, and more.

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Microarrays in Clinical Diagnostics

Author(s): Thomas O. Joos, Paolo Fortina | Publisher: Humana Press | Date: 2005 | Pages: 288 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1588293947

Leading academic and industrial investigators surveys the world of microarray technology, describing in step-by-step detail diverse DNA and protein assays in clinical laboratories using state-of-the-art technologies. The advanced tools and methods described are designed for mRNA expression analysis, SNP analysis, identification, and quantification of proteins, and for studies of protein-protein interactions. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Biology? series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

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Industrial Applications of Lasers, 2nd Edition

Author(s): John F. Ready | Publisher: Academic Press | Date: 1997 | Pages: 599 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0125839618

A practical book with a variety of uses, this book can help applications engineers spark problem-solving techniques through the use of lasers. Industrial Application of Lasers, Second Edition takes the reader through laser fundamentals, unusual properties of laser light, types of practical lasers available, and commonly used accessory equipment. The book also applies this information to existing and developing applications. Current uses of lasers, including laser welding and cutting, electronic fabrication techniques, lightwave communications, laser-based applications in alignment, surveying, and metrology are all covered as well as discussing the potential for future applications such as all-optical computers,remote environmental monitoring, and laser-assisted thermonuclear fusion.

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Infection and Local Treatment in Orthopedic Surgery, 1st Edition

Author(s): E. Meani, C. Romano | Publisher: Springer | Date: 2007 | Pages: 400 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 3540479988

The management of orthopedic infection is an area of growing importance in orthopedic surgery. This text provides a complete overview from basic research to clinical application and future perspectives in the treatment of orthopedic infection emphasising the role of local therapy. The unprecedented collection of experiences of the major experts in the field supplies the reader with long-awaited guidelines for treatment. Covering the various approaches to the treatment of orthopedic infections, it will be an important tool for the daily practice of its readers.

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Network Processors: Architecture, Programming, and Implementation

Author(s): Ran Giladi | Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann | Date: 2008 | Pages: 736 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0123708915

Network processors are fundamental building blocks in modern communication systems, in which tens of Gbps network streams have to be processed in real time. Current network applications and traffic requirements necessitate processing speeds and capabilities that are beyond those of conventional, general purpose central processing units. Network processors are the only programmable solution that can handle modern network streams demands. However, implementing network processors requires a new programming paradigm that can meet network processing requirements. This book leads the reader through the requirements and the underlying theory of network processors, real applications and implementation of network processors, and includes the EZChip Microcode Development Environment so that readers can gain hands-on experience in writing high speed networking applications. By the end of the book the reader will be able to write and test his own applications on a simulated network processor.

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Cabling: The Complete Guide To Network Wiring, 3rd Edition

Author(s): David Bernett | Publisher: Wiley | Date: 2008 | Pages: 733 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0470898712

This book’s topics run the gamut of cabling; they include the following:
* An introduction to data cabling
* Information on cabling standards and how to choose the correct ones
* Cable system and infrastructure constraints
* Cabling-System Components
* Tools of the trade
* Copper, fiber-optic, and unbounded media
* Wall plates and cable connectors
* Cabling-system design and installation
* Cable-connector installation
* Cabling-system testing and troubleshooting
* Creating Request for Proposals (RFPs)
* Cabling case studies

A cabling dictionary is included at the end of the book so you can look up unfamiliar terms. Five other appendixes include resources for cabling information, tips on how to get your Registered Communications and Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification, information for the home cabler, a discussion of USB/1394 cabling, and information about ETA’s line of cabling certifications. Finally, a multipage color insert shows you what various cabling products look like in their “natural environment.”

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Mathematics of Physics and Engineering

Author(s): Edward K. Blum, Sergey V. Lototsky | Publisher: World Scientific | Date: 2006 | Pages: 496 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 981256621X

Aimed at scientists and engineers, this book is an exciting intellectual journey through the mathematical worlds of Euclid, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and Schrodinger-Dirac. While similar books present the required mathematics in a piecemeal manner with tangential references to the relevant physics and engineering, this textbook serves the interdisciplinary needs of engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians by unifying the mathematics and physics into a single systematic body of knowledge but preserving the rigorous logical development of the mathematics. The authors take an unconventional approach by integrating the mathematics with its motivating physical phenomena and, conversely, by showing how the mathematical models predict new physical phenomena.

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Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

Author(s): Alexander R. Vaccaro | Publisher: Informa HealthCare | Date: 2002 | Pages: 768 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 0824707133

This reference focuses on individualized spinal injury assessments, immobilization techniques, nonoperative and operative indications, operative fixation strategies, and prognoses. Containing over 1900 references, Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine is an invaluable resource for orthopedic, spinal, and trauma surgeons; neurosurgeons; emergency medicine physicians; and neurologists; and residents, nurses, and medical school students in these disciplines.

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Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Comprehensive reference presents an overview of various operative treatment procedures in spinal injuries. Emphasizes pathomechanics of spinal cord injuries, contemporary management practices, potential complications associated with treatment, and individual fracture subtype principles to improve neurological function in patients.

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Manual of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: And Extended Applications

Author(s): Daniel Simmen | Publisher: Thieme International | Date: 2005 | Pages: 314 | Format: PDF | ISBN-10: 1588901424

This book is a practical, hands-on guide to endoscopic sinus and skull basesurgery that every specialist needs. From fundamentals to more advanced techniques such as tumor surgery and traumatology, this symptom-oriented manual contains easy-to-follow guidelines for every aspect of the field. The perfect introduction for beginners or an ideal refresher for veterans, his practical book is a key endoscopic sinus surgery resource and must-havereference for every practice.

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