Computer Integrated Experimentation

Author: Edward Magrab
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642956386
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a basis by which instruments and transducers can be selected, assembled and integrated with a computer to measure and control physical processes in an accurate and predictable manner. It consists of two parts, the first of which lays the theoretical foundation for the second. First the Fourier analysis of signals are summarized. Then, from a systems point of view, the following chapters introduce the important aspects of filters, amplifiers and analog-to-digital converters. The second half of the book first discusses in depth the importance of the timing of the computer with its instruments, transducers and actuators. It then summarizes the physical and functional aspects of transducers and actuators and gives numerous detailed examples of how they can be integrated into computer controlled experiments and processes.

Exergetic Energetic and Environmental Dimensions

Author: Ibrahim Dincer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128137355
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This edited book looks at recent studies on interdisciplinary research related to exergy, energy, and the environment. This topic is of prime significance – there is a strong need for practical solutions through better design, analysis and assessment in order to achieve better efficiency, environment and sustainability. Exergetic, Energetic and Environmental Dimensions covers a number of topics ranging from thermodynamic optimization of energy systems, to the environmental impact assessment and clean energy, offering readers a comprehensive reference on analysis, modeling, development, experimental investigation, and improvement of many micro to macro systems and applications, ranging from basic to advanced categories. Its comprehensive content includes: Comprehensive coverage of development of systems considering exergy, energy, and environmental issues, along with the most up-to-date information in the area, plus recent developments New developments in the area of exergy, including recent debate involving the shaping of future directions and priorities for better environment, sustainable development and energy security Provides a number of illustrative examples, practical applications, and case studies Introduces recently developed technological and strategic solutions and engineering applications for professionals in the area Provides numerous engineering examples and applications on exergy Offers a variety of problems that foster critical thinking and skill development

Observation of the Earth and its Environment

Author: Herbert J. Kramer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662090384
Format: PDF, Docs
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The following listing represents a survey and a short description of 'Earth Observing Mis sions' in alphabetical order. The listing in Part A considers completed-, operational-as well as planned missions on an international scale (Earth observations from space know no na tional boundaries). A look into past activities is important for reasons of heritage, context and of perspective. The document is intended for all who want to keep track of missions and sensors in the fast -growing field of Earth observations. There cannot be any claim to com pleteness, although a considerable effort was made to collect and integrate all known mis sions and sensors into this book. Earth observation by remote sensing changes our view and perception of the world. We be gin to realize the global character of remote sensing, its multidimensional and complemen tary nature, its vast potential to many disciplines, its importance to mankind as a whole. Re mote sensing permits for the first time in history a total system view of the Earth. The view from space toward Earth has brought about sweeping revisions in the Earth sciences, in par ticular in such fields as meteorology, oceanology, hydrology, geology, geography, forestry, agriculture, geodynamics, solar-terrestrial interactions, and many others.

InfoWorld

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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

Brain Energetics and Neuronal Activity

Author: Robert G. Shulman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470847206
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Describes recent contributions of magnetic resonance methods to studies of brain energetics and function. The value of magnetic resonance, particularly MRI, has been evident from its first human applications. High-resolution non-invasive images moved clinical studies into a better-informed era. A little more than a decade after, fMRI made parallel advances in the localization of stimulated brain activity. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) particularly in measurements by 13C-label flow has provided information relating brain metabolism and neurotransmitter flows. The contributions of 13C MRS to brain studies form the unifying theme underlying this book. The insights into metabolism, provided by MRS and PET have depended to some extent upon the great powers of MRI and fMRI while, in turn, they have led to some re-interpretation of these imaging methods. Together these magnetic resonance methods have opened new understandings of brain function and now offer new directions for research.