Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

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Author: Andrea Beaty

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351924

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields while also providing opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. As the picture book so brilliantly showed hundreds of thousands of young readers, flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared. Created by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, the same New York Times bestselling team who brought us Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist, this activity book will be perfect for old and new fans alike!

The Ancient Engineers

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Author: L. Sprague de Camp

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880294560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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Describes methods used by early irrigators, architects, and military engineers to build and maintain structures to serve their ruler's wants.

Special Functions of Mathematics for Engineers

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Author: Larry C. Andrews

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819426161

Category: Mathematics

Page: 479

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Designed to serve as a classroom text for higher mathematical functions and a reference text for engineers and scientists, presents applications from such fields as statics, dynamics, statistical communication theory, fiber optics, heat conduction in solids, hybridation phenomena, and fluid mechanic

She Engineers

Outsmart Bias, Unlock Your Potential, and Create the Engineering Career of Your Dreams

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Author: Stephanie Slocum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732070103

Category:

Page: 208

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Career success guide for female engineers.

Stainless Steels for Design Engineers

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Author: Michael F. McGuire

Publisher: ASM International

ISBN: 161503059X

Category: Building materials

Page: 304

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The rate of growth of stainless steel has outpaced that of other metals and alloys, and by 2010 may surpass aluminum as the second most widely used metal after carbon steel. The 2007 world production of stainless steel was approximately 30,000,000 tons and has nearly doubled in the last ten years. This growth is occurring at the same time that the production of stainless steel continues to become more consolidated. One result of this is a more widespread need to understand stainless steel with fewer resources to provide that information. The concurrent technical evolution in stainless steel and increasing volatility of raw material prices has made it more important for the engineers and designers who use stainless steel to make sound technical judgments about which stainless steels to use and how to use them.

The Engineering Book

From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

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Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454908098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.

Python and Matplotlib Essentials for Scientists and Engineers

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Author: Matt A Wood

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627056211

Category: Computers

Page: 150

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This book provides an introduction to the core features of the Python programming language and Matplotlib plotting routings for scientists and engineers (or students of either discipline) who want to use PythonTM to analyse data, simulate physical processes, and render publication-quality plots. No previous programming experience is needed before reading the first page. Readers will learn the core features of the Python programming language in under a day. They will be able to immediately use Python to implement codes that solve their own problems and make beautiful plots and animations. Python code is extremely fast to prototype, allowing users to achieve results quickly and accurately. The examples within the book are available for download at http://pythonessentials.com. Python and Matplotlib Essentials for Scientists and Engineers is accessible for motivated high-school students, but will likely be most useful for undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals who have some background with the basic mathematical concepts. This book is intended for technical people who want to get things done.

Engineers of Victory

The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War

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Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 158836898X

Category: History

Page: 464

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today’s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. Engineers of Victory is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders’ grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders’ visions of success. In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and central Europe; to take the fight to the European mainland; and to end Japan’s imperialism. Astonishingly, a little over a year later, these ambitious goals had nearly all been accomplished. With riveting, tactical detail, Engineers of Victory reveals how. Kennedy recounts the inside stories of the invention of the cavity magnetron, a miniature radar “as small as a soup plate,” and the Hedgehog, a multi-headed grenade launcher that allowed the Allies to overcome the threat to their convoys crossing the Atlantic; the critical decision by engineers to install a super-charged Rolls-Royce engine in the P-51 Mustang, creating a fighter plane more powerful than the Luftwaffe’s; and the innovative use of pontoon bridges (made from rafts strung together) to help Russian troops cross rivers and elude the Nazi blitzkrieg. He takes readers behind the scenes, unveiling exactly how thousands of individual Allied planes and fighting ships were choreographed to collectively pull off the invasion of Normandy, and illuminating how crew chiefs perfected the high-flying and inaccessible B-29 Superfortress that would drop the atomic bombs on Japan. The story of World War II is often told as a grand narrative, as if it were fought by supermen or decided by fate. Here Kennedy uncovers the real heroes of the war, highlighting for the first time the creative strategies, tactics, and organizational decisions that made the lofty Allied objectives into a successful reality. In an even more significant way, Engineers of Victory has another claim to our attention, for it restores “the middle level of war” to its rightful place in history. Praise for Engineers of Victory “Superbly written and carefully documented . . . indispensable reading for anyone who seeks to understand how and why the Allies won.”—The Christian Science Monitor “An important contribution to our understanding of World War II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known men and women at lower levels helped win the war.”—Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review “Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . [Engineers of Victory] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference.”—The Washington Post “This superb book is Kennedy’s best.”—Foreign Affairs From the Hardcover edition.

A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland

1500-1830

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Author: A. W. Skempton

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727729392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 897

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Intended as a valuable biographical reference work on the lives, works and careers of individuals engaged in the practice of civil engineering, this volume looks specifically at those whose careers began before 1830. Beginning with what little is known of the lives of engineers such as John Trew who practised in the Tudor period, the background, training and achievements of engineers over the following 250 years are described by specialist authors, many of whom have spent a lifetime researching the history of civil engineering. This book will be of particular interest to historians of all disciplines and of great value to engineers involved in restoration work for whom an authoritative source of information on the engineers who designed public works over 300 years will be available for the first time.

Conceptual Design for Engineers

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Author: Michael Joseph French

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852330279

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

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Although first published nearly thirty years ago, this book remains up-to-date, intellectually stimulating and realistic. Unlike most texts in the field, it relates design closely to the science and mathematics that are students' chief concern, and shows their relevance. It shows how to make simple but illuminating calculations, and how to achieve the insight and the invention that often result from them. Covering design principles in depth, this is, and remains, an original book: although some of the ideas which were novel in 1971 are now widely accepted, others remain new.

Cryptography Engineering

Design Principles and Practical Applications

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Author: Niels Ferguson,Bruce Schneier,Tadayoshi Kohno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118080912

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world's top cryptography experts. Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so becomes more and more challenging. Written by a team of world-renowned cryptography experts, this essential guide is the definitive introduction to all major areas of cryptography: message security, key negotiation, and key management. You'll learn how to think like a cryptographer. You'll discover techniques for building cryptography into products from the start and you'll examine the many technical changes in the field. After a basic overview of cryptography and what it means today, this indispensable resource covers such topics as block ciphers, block modes, hash functions, encryption modes, message authentication codes, implementation issues, negotiation protocols, and more. Helpful examples and hands-on exercises enhance your understanding of the multi-faceted field of cryptography. An author team of internationally recognized cryptography experts updates you on vital topics in the field of cryptography Shows you how to build cryptography into products from the start Examines updates and changes to cryptography Includes coverage on key servers, message security, authentication codes, new standards, block ciphers, message authentication codes, and more Cryptography Engineering gets you up to speed in the ever-evolving field of cryptography.

Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers

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Author: Richard W. Hamming,Richard Wesley Hamming

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486652412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 721

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This inexpensive paperback edition of a groundbreaking text stresses frequency approach in coverage of algorithms, polynomial approximation, Fourier approximation, exponential approximation, and other topics. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition.

Handbook for Sound Engineers

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Author: Glen Ballou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136122540

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1808

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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The 4th edition of this trusted reference has been updated to reflect changes in the industry since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2002 -- including new technologies like software-based recording systems such as Pro Tools and Sound Forge; digital recording using MP3, wave files and others; mobile audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players. Over 40 topics are covered and written by many of the top professionals for their area in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls.

Perturbation Methods for Engineers and Scientists

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Author: Alan W. Bush

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849386145

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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The subject of perturbation expansions is a powerful analytical technique which can be applied to problems which are too complex to have an exact solution, for example, calculating the drag of an aircraft in flight. These techniques can be used in place of complicated numerical solutions.

Optical Principles and Technology for Engineers

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Author: James Stewart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824797058

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Discussing the principles of physical and geometrical optics from an engineering point of view, this book explains current optical technology and the applications of optical methods in a wide variety of fields, from astronomy and agriculture to medicine and semiconductors. It offers guidance in the selection of optical components for the construction of bread-board models using commercially available, standard components, and provides immediately useful equations without unnecessary mathematical derivations.

Physics for Engineers

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Author: M R Srinivasan

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122408928

Category:

Page: 536

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Physics For Engineers Is A Text Book For Students Studying A Course In Engineering. The Book Has Been Written According To The Syllabi Prescribed In The Various Universities Of Karnataka. But It Can Be Profitably Used By The Students Of Other Indian Universities As Well. Engineering Is Generally Regarded As Applied Physics. It Is The Purpose Of The Book To Present The Principles And Concepts Of Physics As Relevant To An Engineer. The Topics Covered In The Book Are Drawn From Acoustics, Optics, Solid State Physics, Materials Science, Heat, Thermodynamics, Electricity And Magnetism.Some Of The Salient Features Of The Book Are: * Lucid Style * Clarity In The Presentation Of Concepts * Contains Numerous Problems And Solved Examples * Has More Than 300 Figures.

Engineers of Happy Land

Technology and Nationalism in a Colony

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Author: Rudolf Mrázek

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691091624

Category: History

Page: 311

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Based on close reading of historical documents--poetry as much as statistics--and focused on the conceptualization of technology, this book is an unconventional evocation of late colonial Netherlands East Indies (today Indonesia). In considering technology and the ways that people use and think about things, Rudolf Mrázek invents an original way to talk about freedom, colonialism, nationalism, literature, revolution, and human nature. The central chapters comprise vignettes and take up, in turn, transportation (from shoes to road-building to motorcycle clubs), architecture (from prison construction to home air-conditioning), optical technologies (from photography to fingerprinting), clothing and fashion, and the introduction of radio and radio stations. The text clusters around a group of fascinating recurring characters representing colonialism, nationalism, and the awkward, inevitable presence of the European cultural, intellectual, and political avant-garde: Tillema, the pharmacist-author of Kromoblanda; the explorer/engineer IJzerman; the "Javanese princess" Kartina; the Indonesia nationalist journalist Mas Marco; the Dutch novelist Couperus; the Indonesian novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer; and Dutch left-wing liberal Wim Wertheim and his wife. In colonial Indies, as elsewhere, people employed what Proust called "remembering" and what Heidegger called "thinging" to sense and make sense of the world. In using this observation to approach Indonesian society, Mrázek captures that society off balance, allowing us to see it in unfamiliar positions. The result is a singular work with surprises for readers throughout the social sciences, not least those interested in Southeast Asia or colonialism more broadly.