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Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology By Andrew Barron
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This book provides an overview of nanotechnology for researchers and business leaders in the oil and gas industry.
Lotus Seven S4 (Type 60): Design, Restoration, and Maintenance By Andrew Barron
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In the mid sixties Lotus were trying to distance themselves from their kit-car heritage. The growing respectability of their productions cars (in particular the Elan) meant that a new class of... More > customer was buying Lotus that didn’t want to be associated with the Lotus Seven.As a consequence Lotus’ founder, Colin Chapman, decided that there should be a replacement for the Seven. Given Lotus’ on track success, it was reasonable that this new car should feature a mid-engine rear wheel drive design giving the customer a link to the highly successful F1 cars of the time. However, the resulting car, the Europa (Figure 2), was produced by the main Lotus Cars factory rather than by Lotus Components, the division responsible for the Seven.< Less
Chemistry of the Main Group Elements By Andrew Barron
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The main group (s- and p-block) elements are among the most diverse in the Periodic Table. Ranging from non-metallic gases (e.g., hydrogen and fluorine), through semi-metals (e.g., metalloids such as... More > silicon) to highly reactive metals (e.g., sodium and potassium). The study of the main group elements is important for a number of reasons. On an academic level they exemplify the trends and predictions in structure and reactivity that are the key to the Periodic Table. The main group elements represent the most prevalent elements in the Earth’s crust, as well as most of the key elements of life, and have enormous industrial, economic, and environmental importance. In this regard an understanding of the chemistry of the main group elements is vital for students within science, engineering, and medicine; however, it is hoped that those who make political and economic decisions would make better ones if they had a fraction of the knowledge of the world around them.< Less
Project Management By Andrew Barron, Merrie Barron
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The goal of the Rice University course Management for Science and Engineering is to provide the skills for science and engineering to meet the challenges of their future careers, whether they be in... More > academia, industry, or as an entrepreneur. The course is taught to undergraduates, graduate students, and professional masters students and involves the areas of organizational behavior & leadership, accounting, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, and project management. It is this last area that is covered in this book. Irrespective of your future career in science and engineering you will be involved in projects and an awareness of the factors that enable a successful project is important for all team members. This course is not aimed at making you a certified project manager, but to provide the skills that will allow you to be a more effective project team member and also when you are dragged screaming and kicking into the role of accidental project manager.< Less