This is the first in a series of books by the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society dealing with various aspects of C&O history which have not been possible before. The introduction of... More > print-on-demand technology will allow us to publish material on a wide variety of new subjects. The first effort is a compendium of reprinted articles from the past 30 years of our magazine that deal with the history C&O Heavyweight Passenger Train Cars as well a articles on how to model this type of car. The book is 116 pages and fully illustrated, with color covers showing C&O cars in both the green and three-color schemes. The articles are direct reprints from the magazines and have not been updated or manipulated. For the first time the C&O buff, passenger train aficionado, and others will have a good reference for a variety of these cars which were an important element of C&O operations from 1911 until 1971.< 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
Operating historic electric trolley cars in a modern urban environment can be a challenge. Safe operation requires proper training, both in the classroom and on city streets. Created by Old Pueblo... More > Trolley, Inc., "Running Point" serves as one component in a comprehensive motorman and conductor education program. Within its pages you'll find basic information about electric streetcars and their operation, with the Birney Safety Car used as an example on urban right-of-way in Tucson, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. (Note: While it is fairly comprehensive, this book cannot substitute for a hands-on training program. To operate a car on city streets, a motorman must be officially certified, and you may have to obtain a permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles.)< 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
The purpose of the book entitled “Supreme Mathematic, African Ma’at Magic” is to show that Mathematics is of African origin; To show relationships between African and Modern... More > mathematical objects, terms, and concepts; To show how African Mathematical methods can be used to solve certain problems not easily solved by modern mathematical methods; and To Show the Importance that Ancient Africans placed on Mathematics to solve problems, establish Truth and Order (Ma’at), and Apply knowledge to create Systems and Technologies needed for survival and well-being. This book is an introductory educational tool for a long term goal and mission of growing, cultivating, nurturing, and promoting African Creativity, and Ingenuity to develop, engineer, innovate, invent, and create any structures, devices, or systems needed. The importance of Mathematics is emphasized in this book to provide Motivation, inspiration, and Insight into the relationship between Ancient African and Modern Mathematics.< Less
The purpose of the book entitled “P.T.A.H. Technology” is to show the fact that modern scientific concepts related to electricity and power are African in origin; To provide the reader... More > with experiments to obtain first hand experience as evidence of the concepts presented in practical application; To RE-Engineer, restore, reclaim, and re-new African Scientific and Engineering concepts; To empower the reader by providing knowledge on how to use the Natural Resources of the Earth to Create Electricity, Energy, and Power. This book is an introductory educational tool for a long term goal and mission of growing, cultivating, nurturing, and promoting African Creativity, and Ingenuity to develop, engineer, innovate, invent, and create any structures, devices, or systems needed. The importance of Technology is emphasized in this book to provide Motivation, inspiration, revelations, and Insight into the Ancient African creative process of developing Technology in accordance with Nature.< Less
A training and reference guidebook for the Cessna 182. A companion to the pilot's operating handbook, expanding on the information provided, explaining in depth the technical information and... More > operating procedures and providing tips to improve airmanship from the authors' in depth operational and training experience. Good to use for support to structured practical flight training or as a reference manual for pilots who already fly the aircraft. Compiled from manufacturers' maintenance manuals, a range of Cessna 182 Pilot Operating Handbooks from various models, and the authors' personal experience as a flight instructor and charter pilot on the C182. The explanations are straight forward and easy to understand with photographs, diagrams, and schematics. The flight operations section includes standard practices for normal, abnormal and emergency flight operations, including performance planning, and sample calculations.< Less
This book provides a comprehensive description of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access network, as specified by 3GPP. The content is aimed towards anyone wishing to learn the basics, or to... More > develop a more thorough understanding. The content is presented in the form of bullet points to keep it concise and to allow rapid access to the key information. Highlights include:
- Complete text is presented as bullet points
- Can be read with ease and in less time
- Illustrations and tables support text
- Content includes both introductory and advanced topics
- Based upon the release 8, 9 and 10 versions of the 3GPP specifications
- Detailed description of air-interface, bit rates and physical channels
- Most important messages and signalling procedures explained
- Idle mode and physical layer procedures presented
- Practical radio network planning subjects addressed
- Includes both FDD and TDD variants
- LTE Advanced technologies presented
- Voice over LTE solutions described< Less
The definitive guide to the repair and calibration of Smiths magnetic SSM series speedometers and RSM tachometers.
Fix it yourself and never have to pay or wait for repairs again. Instruments can be... More > calibrated on bike or on an easy to build rig. Full instructions given every step of the way. No specialist tools required, just a cycle computer.
16,500 words, 57 illustrations.
Watch the promotional video for this book called "Smiths Magnetic Speedometer, Tachometer, Revcounter repair and calibration" on YouTube.
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This book provides a smooth transition from a course in elementary ordinary differential equations to more advanced topics in a first course in partial differential equations and Fourier Series. It... More > is intended for students of engineering, mathematics, and physics, with emphasis on applications. The new topics in this edition offer the instructors the option to teach a theory oriented course on partial differential equations or a course with heavier emphasis on Fourier series and boundary value problems. Beyond the core material for a basic course on partial differential equations, the book includes a number of more specialized topics that the instructor can cover or use as research projects at his or her discretion. The book contains hundreds of completely worked out examples to help students assimilate the new topics. The style is easy to follow and speaks directly to the reader. The book comes with a companion student solutions manual that the reader can download for free from the author’s website.< Less
This package provides an overview of End-to-End testing and answers the most common questions a relay tester should ask before performing their first End-to-End test. A basic introduction of this... More > test technique is followed by a step-by-step procedure for performing a successful end-to-end test. This package also includes an overview of the most common communication-assisted protection schemes to help the reader understand how these schemes operate. Go to http://valenceonline.com/book.php for more information. This paper will NOT be part of the final Relay Testing Handbook.< Less
This hardback book includes most of the volumes in the The Relay Testing Handbook series and includes: Electrical fundamentals; Relay testing fundamentals; How to translate digital logic used by... More > relay manufacturers into familiar concepts; and Best practices for creating and implementing test plans.
Entire chapters are dedicated to the most commonly used protective elements including: Overvoltage, undervoltage, and frequency (59/27/81); Time, instantaneous, and directional overcurrent (51/50/67); Simple and transformer differential (87) testing with three or six current channels; and Line distance (21) testing using realistic test plans to minimize setting changes.
Each protective element chapter includes: A description of operation written for a relay tester, not for a design engineer; Step-by-step test techniques that maximize your effectiveness and efficiency; Realistic examples from various relay manufacturers and models.
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An introductory course on differential equations aimed at engineers. The book covers first order ODEs, higher order linear ODEs, systems of ODEs, Fourier series and PDEs, eigenvalue problems, the... More > Laplace transform, and power series methods. The book originated as class notes for Math 286 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 semesters. It has since been successfully used in many university classrooms as the main textbook. See http://www.jirka.org/diffyqs/ for more information, updates, errata, and a list of classroom adoptions.< Less
In today’s competitive environment, it is more important than ever to combine your individual sales capability with strong product knowledge. This combination of skills will have a significant... More > impact on the ability to achieve the sales and profit goals of your company while providing building solutions that meet your Customer’s needs.
Varco Pruden’s Systems Guide designed to: improve your product knowledge for optimum product utilization; deliver better pricing; and refresh and enhance your selling skills specific to VP products.< Less
Welcome to VP Command! You are about to learn the most powerful design, detailing, estimating, and marketing tool in our industry. The lessons contained in this manual are designed to introduce you... More > to the basics of VP Command (VPC) and to gradually increase your skills.
VP Command is usually taught in conjunction with our Product Seminar. The products and value engineering you will learn there will quickly transfer to VPC. As with any new software program there will be a learning curve. As you increase your knowledge do not hesitate to contact a Varco Pruden expert. Your service center personnel are the experts on actual building projects. If you need VP Command assistance please contact our Software Support Group at: 877.874.3579 or email them at email@example.com .
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This is a unique and highly technical book on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The first half talks about mathematical foundations and governing equations ranging from simple model equations... More > (advection/diffusion, Euler-Tricomi, Cauchy-Riemann, Burgers, etc.) used for algorithm development to the incompressible/compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations in various forms with complete Jacobians and eigen-structures in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions. The other half talks about general methods for deriving exact solutions (separation of variables, transformation, superposition, etc.) and numerous exact solutions that can be readily used for accuracy verification of a CFD code (Ringleb's flow, Fraenkel's flow, boundary layer, viscous shock structure, etc.). This book can be a very useful resource for students studying basics of CFD as well as researchers/practitioners in CFD.
- PDF version is available at cfdbooks.com. [Note: PDF does not contain some contents of the Printed version.]< Less
Learn how to interface to color graphics displays (TFT) with touch screen inputs to design compelling graphical user interfaces for your embedded control applications. Use sound to provide quality... More > audible feedback. Store and retrieve data (fonts, audio, images...) from serial Flash devices and microSD cards. Expand your connectivity options to include full speed USB to communicate with personal computers and other devices.
This is a hands on learning experience. Through eight chapters of gradually increasing complexity you will develop a number of projects to explore the multimedia capabilities of the Mikromedia board, using 16 and 32-bit microcontrollers and learn how to get the most out of the Microchip Libraries of Applications (MLA).< Less
A complete set of lecture notes for a one-semester, junior-level dynamics course. Broadly speaking, the content covers point mass dynamics, rigid body dynamics, gyroscopic motions, introductory... More > structural dynamics, Galerkin's approximation to flexible body modeling, and an introduction to Lagrangian dynamics. The material is presented in a novel and unique 1-page, 1-topic format. The principles are presented in a rigorous manner and careful attention is paid to establish a consistent and unambiguous notation.< Less
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association held in New Orleans, Louisiana May 28-31, 2014. The Environmental Design Research Association advances and... More > disseminates behavior and design research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments.< Less
This project integrates the material ecology and low-cost user initiated housing with improvement on the Disaster Resiliency pertaining to specific regions. This research project brings together the... More > expertise and students from MIT’s Material Science, Building Technology and Architecture departments to probe the strategies for low cost, incremental, and resilient housing. Through in-depth analysis of incremental housing precedents, quantitative assessment of environmental and economic costs, and consideration of resilience to natural hazards, the workshop seeks to develop housing solutions that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. This housing will be constructed with materials that are engineered from the by-products of the local industrial systems. The aim is to develop frugal and appropriate technologies that can be disseminated in communities throughout India to form the basis of a resilient community based building process.< Less