Access to safe water is a critical need in the developing world. In many locations, groundwater can be found less than 100 meters below ground. This manual introduces beginning well drillers to the... More > technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are considered necessary for a successful well drilling program using a small mud-rotary drill rig.< Less
DRSSTC : A Modern Day Tesla Coil (B&W VERSION) is the complete guide to designing and building one of the most exciting Tesla coil topologies to date, the Double Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil... More > or DRSSTC.
This text provides both the electrical and mechanical design of several DRSSTC systems capable of producing output arcs up to 7ft in length using only solid state components. Information is presented as electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, parts lists with complete vendor information, PSPICE simulations, experimental test data, test and operational procedures, and over 200 photographs, drawings, and charts. Both First Generation and the more advanced Second Generation DRSSTC systems utilizing primary feedback are documented in complete detail. Finally, a section devoted entirely to the DRSSTC in action features 18 full-page photographs of the system producing huge high voltage arcs.< Less
The first all-metal, carrier-based dive bomber in the U.S. Navy, Vought’s SB2U-3 Vindicator entered
service in 1937. The plane also flew with the U.S. Marine Corps beginning in March, 1941. ... More > By that time the SB2U-3 was widely considered obsolete, and derisively dubbed “the Vibrator”.
Between 1937 and 1942, the plane served aboard five different carriers, although once the war broke out it was used primarily as a trainer. In
June of 1942 however, land-based USMC planes flew missions against the Japanese fleet during the Battle of Midway. The plane was retired in 1945.
Originally printed by the U.S. Navy and Vought, this handbook provides a glimpse inside the cockpit of this warbird. Originally classified
“Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
Northrop’s T-38 Talon was the world’s first supersonic trainer aircraft, and remains in
service today in air forces worldwide. It entered service in 1961, and quickly set climb records,... More > earning it the nickname “white rocket”. Nearly 1200 Talons were produced before the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1972. Capable of a speed of Mach 1.3, and a climb rate approaching
34,000 feet per minute, the T-38’s performance was sufficient to warrant service as the USAF Thunderbirds’ aircraft in the mid-1970s. Its primary role however, was as a dedicated training and proficiency platform. More than 50,000 USAF, NASA and NATO pilots have flown the Talon, a record that may never be matched. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and Northrop, this handbook for the T-38 provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this famous aircraft. Originally classified “restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
This book presents the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on image formation, image content, and performance considerations. Emphasis is on the signal processing elements... More > of MRI, particularly the Fourier transform relationships. Although developed as a teaching text for an electrical engineering course at Stanford University, the material should be accessible to those from other technical fields. The primary chapters (Chapters 1-7) cover the foundational material while the latter chapters (Chapters 8-11) provide brief overviews of extensions and selected topics. Also available in paperback.< Less
This book presents the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on image formation, image content, and performance considerations. Emphasis is on the signal processing elements... More > of MRI, particularly the Fourier transform relationships. Although developed as a teaching text for an electrical engineering course at Stanford University, the material should be accessible to those from other technical fields. The primary chapters (Chapters 1-7) cover the foundational material while the latter chapters (Chapters 8-11) provide brief overviews of extensions and selected topics. Also available in hardcover.< Less
Designing Power Supplies for Valve Amplifiers is a unique guide to the operation and practical design of linear power supplies, especially for valve equipment. Audiophiles, guitarists and general... More > hobbyists alike will find this book an invaluable source of detailed information on transformers, rectifiers, smoothing, high-voltage series and shunt regulators, and much more.
Although this book is not intended for the beginner, learning is encouraged through practical design, and concepts are introduced at a basic level before the reader is accelerated to the stage of high-performance design, with over 200 circuit diagrams and figures. Numerous practical circuits are included, for high-voltage stabilisers, heater regulators, optimised bias circuits, high-voltage supplies using 'junk box' parts, and even audio power control for guitar amplifiers.
An essential handbook for any valve amplifier enthusiast!< Less
This book entitled Numerical Methods with Applications: Customized for MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA is written primarily for mechanical engineering undergraduates... More > taking a course in Numerical Methods at USF. We can build a customized book for your university also. Contact the author at email@example.com. The textbook offers a unique treatise to numerical methods which is based on a holistic approach and short chapters. Features include: 1) Examples of real-life applications. 2) Each chapter is followed by multiple-choice questions. 3) Supplemental material such as primers on differential and integral calculus, and ordinary differential equations are available on the web. 4) The book has a state-of-art dedicated open courseware with YouTube lectures, extra examples, PPTs, worksheets in MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, Maple and MathCAD, anecdotes, eBooks, and blogs. To access the website, go to http://numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu< Less
This is a text on elementary multivariable calculus, designed for students who have completed courses in single-variable calculus. The traditional topics are covered: basic vector algebra; lines,... More > planes and surfaces; vector-valued functions; functions of 2 or 3 variables; partial derivatives; optimization; multiple integrals; line and surface integrals.
The book also includes discussion of numerical methods: Newton's method for optimization, and the Monte Carlo method for evaluating multiple integrals. There is a section dealing with applications to probability. Appendices include a proof of the right-hand rule for the cross product, and a short tutorial on using Gnuplot for graphing functions of 2 variables.
There are 420 exercises in the book. Answers to selected exercises are included.< Less
This book provides an overview of critical areas associated with the design of a line of sight (LOS) stabilization control system. It discusses a methodology for LOS stabilization system design,... More > identifies important algorithms for analyzing stabilization dynamics, and describes frequently used control system component characteristics. A design example is provided in the final chapter.< Less
A book about modern operating systems. Topics are broken down into three major conceptual pieces: Virtualization, Concurrency, and Persistence. Includes all major components of modern systems... More > including scheduling, virtual memory management, disk subsystems and I/O, file systems, and even a short introduction to distributed systems.< Less
Discover (or rediscover) the fun and magic of building electronic circuits with thermatrons (vacuum tubes). This book has everything you need to know about the art and science of thermatron design... More > and construction. It pulls together, in one easy to read book, thermatron types and characteristics, thermatron homebrew techniques, and how to design audio and RF triode and pentode circuits. The book is written primarily for radio amateurs (or audio equipment builders) that already understands basic electronics but have forgotten or never had the pleasure of working with hollow-state devices.< Less
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
The Omnibook aims to present the main ideas of reactor design in a simple and direct way. it includes key formulas, brief explanations, practice exercises, problems from experience and it skims over... More > the field touching on all sorts of reaction systems. Most important of all it tries to show the reader how to approach the problems of reactor design and what questions to ask. In effect it tries to show that a common strategy threads its way through all reactor problems, a strategy which involves three factors: identifying the flow patter, knowing the kinetics, and developing the proper performance equation. It is this common strategy which is the heart of Chemical Reaction Engineering and identifies it as a distinct field of study.< Less
This is a collection of random thoughts that seem to make sense in these days of mass confusion and doubt. Hopefully they hope guide someone looking for an answer or , if they thought something... More > similar it gives them a firmer footing on which to base their thoughts. Otherwise just read and smile.< Less
This book is the collection of random notes on a variety of topics, from the beginnings of science to ideas about the universe today. In this adventure we touch upon the history and heroes of... More > science, the fantastic invention of the heat engine, how to tell which is the most efficient of mechanical devices, the theory of games and that mysterious non-thing called entropy.< Less
An illustrated technical guide to the Boeing 737 aircraft. Containing extensive explanatory notes, facts, tips and points of interest on all aspects of this hugely successful airliner and showing its... More > technical evolution from its early design in the 1960s through to the latest advances in the New Generation. The book provides detailed descriptions of systems, internal and external components, their locations and functions, together with pilots' notes a detailed guide to airtesting and technical specifications. It is illustrated with over 500 colour photographs, diagrams and schematics. Chris Brady has written this book after many years developing the highly successful and informative technical website, known throughout the world by pilots, trainers and engineers as the most authoritative open source of information freely available about the 737.< Less