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.

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.

Selected Engineering Papers

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Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil engineering

Page: N.A

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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Based on close reading of historical documents--poetry as much as statistics--and focused on the conceptualization of technology, this book is an unconventional evocation of late colonial Netherlands East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.

Management for Engineers, Technologists and Scientists

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Author: Wilhelm Nel

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702171611

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

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Addressing the specific needs of engineers, scientists, and technicians, this reference introduces engineering students to the basics of marketing, human resource management, employment relations, personnel management, and financial management. This guide will help engineering students develop a sense for business and prepare them for the commercial and administrative dealings with customers, suppliers, contractors, accountants, and managers.

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.

Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers

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Author: Donald Allan McQuarrie

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389245

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1161

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Intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering, this text is also suitable as a reference for advanced students in the physical sciences. Detailed problems and worked examples are included.

A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland

1500-1830

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Author: A. W. Skempton,Mike Chrimes

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.

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers

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Author: Milan Holický

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642383009

Category: Mathematics

Page: 181

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The theory of probability and mathematical statistics is becoming an indispensable discipline in many branches of science and engineering. This is caused by increasing significance of various uncertainties affecting performance of complex technological systems. Fundamental concepts and procedures used in analysis of these systems are often based on the theory of probability and mathematical statistics. The book sets out fundamental principles of the probability theory, supplemented by theoretical models of random variables, evaluation of experimental data, sampling theory, distribution updating and tests of statistical hypotheses. Basic concepts of Bayesian approach to probability and two-dimensional random variables, are also covered. Examples of reliability analysis and risk assessment of technological systems are used throughout the book to illustrate basic theoretical concepts and their applications. The primary audience for the book includes undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering, scientific workers and engineers and specialists in the field of reliability analysis and risk assessment. Except basic knowledge of undergraduate mathematics no special prerequisite is required.

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.

Chemistry for Engineers

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Author: Teh Fu Yen

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1860947743

Category: Science

Page: 558

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Science is a broad, interdisciplinary subject comprising physics, chemistry, and biology. Physics deals with atomic matter and energy, while biology or health sciences deals with much larger molecular systems. Chemistry is perhaps the most essential science, as it serves as a bridge between these two fields. With this in mind, Chemistry for Engineers is a one-of-a-kind, well-written book that focuses on chemistry as applicable to engineers. It provides a comprehensive review of the basic branches and principles of chemistry, and also discusses the applications of chemistry in fields such as cement chemistry, asphalt chemistry, and polymer chemistry, among others. Readers interested in chemical engineering will find this volume invaluable as a reference book.

Probability and its Applications for Engineers

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Author: David Evans

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824786564

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 664

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Demonstrating that probability is an applied science useful to engineers and covering, in two parts, all of the material that most engineers will encounter in practice, self-study or graduate study, this book offers a thorough development of probability theory and shows how the theory can be adapted to solve practical problems.;Part 1 of Probability and its Applications for Engineers explicates the theory and illustrates its use with concrete examples from such topics as quality control/acceptance sampling, telephone network blocking, economics and inventory control, the use of moments, and the overly conscientious worker phenomenon.;Developing basic results to a high degree, and comprehensively enough to cope with real engineering tasks, Part II elaborates on practical applications of the theory in areas of interest to practising engineers. Beginning with an introduction to statistics, Part II provides concise, self-contained examinations of control charts, tolerancing, reliability, random processes and decision trees.;With end-of-chapter problem sets and answers, a bibliography and over 1100 display equations, Probability and its Applications for Engineers sets out to provide a resource for quality and reliability, mechanical, and electrical and electronics engineers, and upper-level undergraduate, graduate and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook: Material and Part Handling in Manufacturing

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Author: Philip Mitchel

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: 0872634892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

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Get the expert advise you need to shrink handling costs, reduce downtime and improve efficiency in plant operations! You'll use this comprehensive handbook during post design, process selection and planning, for establishing quality controls, tests, and measurements, to streamline production, and for managerial decision-making on capital investments and new automated systems.

Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume One

Process Measurement and Analysis

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Author: Bela G. Liptak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420064025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1920

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Unsurpassed in its coverage, usability, and authority since its first publication in 1969, the three-volume Instrument Engineers' Handbook continues to be the premier reference for instrument engineers around the world. It helps users select and implement hundreds of measurement and control instruments and analytical devices and design the most cost-effective process control systems that optimize production and maximize safety. Now entering its fourth edition, Volume 1: Process Measurement and Analysis is fully updated with increased emphasis on installation and maintenance consideration. Its coverage is now fully globalized with product descriptions from manufacturers around the world. Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.

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

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

A technician's and engineer's guide

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Author: Andrew Parr

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 234

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Hydraulics and Pneumatics: A Technician's and Engineer's Guide provides an introduction to the components and operation of a hydraulic or pneumatic system. This book discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic or hydraulic systems. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of industrial prime movers. This text then examines the three different types of positive displacement pump used in hydraulic systems, namely, gear pumps, vane pumps, and piston pumps. Other chapters consider the pressure in a hydraulic system, which can be quickly and easily controlled by devices such as unloading and pressure regulating valves. This book discusses as well the importance of control valves in pneumatic and hydraulic systems to regulate and direct the flow of fluid from compressor or pump to the various load devices. The final chapter deals with the safe-working practices of the systems. This book is a valuable resource for process control engineers.

Handbook for Sound Engineers

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Author: Glen Ballou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240809696

Category: Music

Page: 1778

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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. * Condenses years of information and technology into one source * Contributors are the leading experts in their fields * Reflects current practice covering all the fundamental aspects of sound engineering

Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook Desk Edition

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Author: W. H. Cubberly

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: 0872633519

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1250

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The TMEH Desk Edition presents a unique collection of manufacturing information in one convenient source. Contains selected information from TMEH Volumes 1-5--over 1,200 pages of manufacturing information. A total of 50 chapters cover topics such as machining, forming, materials, finishing, coating, quality control, assembly, and management. Intended for daily use by engineers, managers, consultants, and technicians, novice engineers or students.