Steven Chapra’s Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, third edition, is written for engineering and science students who need to learn numerical problem solving. Theory is introduced to inform key concepts which are framed in applications and demonstrated using MATLAB. The book is designed for a one-semester or one-quarter course in numerical methods typically taken by undergraduates.
The third edition features new chapters on Eigenvalues and Fourier Analysis and is accompanied by an extensive set of m-files and instructor materials.
This books serves as an introduction to robotics analysis, the systems and sub-systems that constitute robots and robotic systems, and robotics applications.All of the fundamentals of robotics are coveredrobotics analysis; including kinematics, kinetics and force control, and trajectory planning of robots; its sub-systems such as actuators, sensors, and vision systems; as well as robotics applications. Introduction to Robotics also includes many subjects related to mechatronics, microprocessor actuator control, integration of sensors, vision systems, and fuzzy logic.For practicing mechanical engineers, electronic and electric engineers, computer engineers, and engineering technologists who would like to learn about robotics.
The person who designs the solution for different engineering problems has to go through the various stages of the design process to arrive at an optimal solution. “A Textbook of Machine Design” studies these design aspects with relevance to machines. It begins with an introduction to the machine design process and engineering materials (with their properties) and goes on to discuss major topics such as manufacturing considerations in machine design, simple stresses in machine parts and internal combustion engine parts.
A book which has seen, foreseen and incorporated changes in the subject for close to 40 years, it continues to be one of the most sought after texts by the students while also helping professionals as well as aspirants of various entrance examinations to really grasp the core concepts of the subject
• Introduction and Properties of Fluids • Fluid Pressure and its Measurement • Hydrostatics • Applications of Hydrostatics • Equilibrium of Floating Bodies • Hydro-Kinematics (or Fluid Kinematics) • Hydro-Dynamics (or Fluid Dynamics) (Bernoulli’s & Euler’s Equations and Their Applications) • Flow Through Orifices (Measurement of Discharge) • Flow Through Orifices (Measurement of Time) • Flow Through Mouthpieces • Flow Over Notches • Flow Over Weirs • Flow Through Simple Pipes • Flow Through Compound Pipes • Flow Through Nozzles • Uniform Flow Through Open Channels • Non-Uniform Flow Through Open Channels • Viscous Flow (Laminar Flow-I) • Viscous Resistance (Laminar Flow-II) • Fluid Masses Subjected to Acceleration • Vortex Flow • Mechanics of Compressible Flow • Compressible Flow of Fluids • Flow Around Immersed Bodies (Drag & Lift) and Boundary Layer Theory • Dimensional Analysis • Model Analysis (Undistorted Models) • Model Analysis (Distorted Models) • Non-Dimensional Constants • Impact of Jets • Jet Propulsion • Water Wheels • Impulse Turbines • Reaction Turbines • Performance of Turbines • Centrifugal Pumps • Reciprocating Pumps • Performance of Pumps • Pumping Devices • Hydraulic Systems (Miscellaneous Hydraulic Machines)
Theory of Machines” is designed mainly for the students of mechanical engineering. It focuses on recent developments on the new mechanisms in the field of kinematics. The text seamlessly combines its 40 year experience with the latest methods to be used by students to understand definitions and problems that are solved using elementary methods. The book covers the entire syllabus with a holistic approach. Contents such as the Kinematics of Motion, Kinetics of Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion, Simple Mechanisms, Velocity in Mechanisms, Turning Moment Diagrams and Flywheel, Steam Engine Valves and Reversing Gears, Torsional Vibrations, Computer Aided Analysis and Synthesis of Mechanisms and Automatic Control formed an important part and have been explained very well."
Emotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.
IT Manager's Handbook, Second Edition, provides essential information to help students understand the responsibilities of today’s IT Management professionals: not only planning network security and implementing disaster recovery plans, but also such vital tasks as creating budgets, administering compliance, and managing staff. In particular, the book discusses business practices that are most critical to effective IT operations: recruiting, budgeting, resource planning, managing personnel, and working with vendor.
This updated version includes expanded coverage on such critical IT management topics as security, disaster recovery, storage, government/regulatory compliance, and project management. Information is organized modularly so that instructors and students can delve directly into only the topics needed. Each chapter contains additional resources sections for books, articles, and websites relevant to that topic.
It contains new material on key technology topics such as open source, outsourcing, offshoring, and handhelds, plus updated coverage of e-commerce, remote access, intranets, and LAN/WAN management.
By reading this book you will:
Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read. If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites. “After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
Data in all domains is getting bigger. How can you work with it efficiently? Recently updated for Spark 1.3, this book introduces Apache Spark, the open source cluster computing system that makes data analytics fast to write and fast to run. With Spark, you can tackle big datasets quickly through simple APIs in Python, Java, and Scala. This edition includes new information on Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, setup, and Maven coordinates.
Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning.
From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity, Fourth Edition offers brand managers, marketers, and designers a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. Enriched by new case studies showcasing successful world-class brands, this Fourth Edition brings readers up to date with a detailed look at the latest trends in branding, including social networks, mobile devices, global markets, apps, video, and virtual brands.
We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play.
Rapid development of microfabrication and assembly of nanostructures has opened up many opportunities to miniaturize structures that confine light, producing unusual and extremely interesting optical properties. Microcavities addresses the large variety of optical phenomena taking place in confined solid state structures: microcavities. Realizations include planar and pillar microcavities, whispering gallery modes, and photonic crystals. The microcavities represent a unique laboratory for quantum optics and photonics. They exhibit a number of beautiful effects including leasing, superfluidity, superradiance, entanglement etc.
Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning.
This book covers the field of machine learning, which is the study of algorithms that allow computer programs to automatically improve through experience. The book is intended to support upper level undergraduate and introductory level graduate courses in machine learning.
The fourth edition of this hallmark text continues to provide the right blend of theory, design and practice. Analytical and theoretical treatment of the concepts along with an up-to-date coverage makes this book a must have for all.
This text is the outcome of an attempt to have a textbook for a practically oriented heat transfer course for engineering students. Through it's careful explanations of concepts and use of numerous practical
examples and figures, Heat and Mass Transfer helps the students develop the necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence for proper application of that knowledge.
Cengel and Cimbala's Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, communicates directly with tomorrow's engineers in a simple yet precise manner. The text covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physics, using figures, numerous photographs and visual aids to reinforce the physics. The highly visual approach enhances the learning of Fluid mechanics by students. This text distinguishes itself from others by the way the material is presented - in a progressive order from simple to more difficult, building each chapter upon foundations laid down in previous chapters. In this way, even the traditionally challenging aspects of fluid mechanics can be learned effectively.
Elaborate on this simple explanation in a most scholarly and comprehensive manner. Harmonic oscillators, linearity and superposition principle, oscillations with one degree of freedom, resonance and sharpness of resonance, quality factor, Doppler effect in sound and light, tape recording, cathodex ray oscillograph, Medical applications of ultrasonic, acoustic intensity and acoustic measurements are some of the important topics which have been given special attention. Although the book is for BSc. (Pass, Honours and Subsidiary) some of the elementary discussions are included to initiate an advanced treatment of the subject. Additional matter on ‘What propagates wave motion? Velocity of sound.’ New topics like silence zones, theory of resonator and dependence of the frequency of resonator on the size and shape of the mouth of resonator have been added.