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Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Volume 211, merges two long-running serials, Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics and Advances in Optical and Electron Microscopy. The series features extended articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science, digital image processing, electromagnetic wave propagation, electron microscopy and the computing methods used in all these domains.

  • Contains contributions from leading authorities on the subject matter
  • Informs and updates on the latest developments in the field of imaging and electron physics
  • Provides practitioners interested in microscopy, optics, image processing, mathematical morphology, electromagnetic fields, electrons and ion emission with a valuable resource
  • Features extended articles on the physics of electron devices (especially semiconductor devices), particle optics at high and low energies, microlithography, image science and digital image processing
R 3 584,57

Amplifiers and Oscillators

Amplifiers and Oscillators Optimization by Simulation provides a comprehensive resource on the topic, including theory and simulation. The book presents a panorama of electronic patterns, from the simple, to the more complicated. Comparisons of different structures and their advantages and disadvantages are included, making this the go-to book for engineers who need to quickly find the characteristics of a circuit and the method of calculation and dimensioning of components that fit a particular design.

  • Explains the theory of amplifiers and oscillators in detail
  • Includes examples and comparisons of different structures
  • Provides the go-to book for engineers who want to quickly find the characteristics of a circuit and the method of calculation and dimensioning of components that fit a particular design
R 3 238,55

Adaptive Identification and Control of Uncertain Systems with Non-smooth Dynamics

Adaptive Identification and Control of Uncertain Systems with Nonsmooth Dynamics reports some of the latest research on modeling, identification and adaptive control for systems with nonsmooth dynamics (e.g., backlash, dead zone, friction, saturation, etc). The authors present recent research results for the modelling and control designs of uncertain systems with nonsmooth dynamics, such as friction, dead-zone, saturation and hysteresis, etc., with particular applications in servo systems. The book is organized into 19 chapters, distributed in five parts concerning the four types of nonsmooth characteristics, namely friction, dead-zone, saturation and hysteresis, respectively. Practical experiments are also included to validate and exemplify the proposed approaches.

This valuable resource can help both researchers and practitioners to learn and understand nonlinear adaptive control designs. Academics, engineers and graduate students in the fields of electrical engineering, control systems, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics and computer science can benefit from the book. It can be also used as a reference book on adaptive control for servo systems for students with some background in control engineering.

  • Explains the latest research outputs on modeling, identification and adaptive control for systems with nonsmooth dynamics
  • Provides practical application and experimental results for robotic systems, and servo motors
R 2 355,31

Adaptive Learning Methods for Nonlinear System Modeling

Adaptive Learning Methods for Nonlinear System Modeling presents some of the recent advances on adaptive algorithms and machine learning methods designed for nonlinear system modeling and identification. Real-life problems always entail a certain degree of nonlinearity, which makes linear models a non-optimal choice. This book mainly focuses on those methodologies for nonlinear modeling that involve any adaptive learning approaches to process data coming from an unknown nonlinear system. By learning from available data, such methods aim at estimating the nonlinearity introduced by the unknown system. In particular, the methods presented in this book are based on online learning approaches, which process the data example-by-example and allow to model even complex nonlinearities, e.g., showing time-varying and dynamic behaviors. Possible fields of applications of such algorithms includes distributed sensor networks, wireless communications, channel identification, predictive maintenance, wind prediction, network security, vehicular networks, active noise control, information forensics and security, tracking control in mobile robots, power systems, and nonlinear modeling in big data, among many others.

This book serves as a crucial resource for researchers, PhD and post-graduate students working in the areas of machine learning, signal processing, adaptive filtering, nonlinear control, system identification, cooperative systems, computational intelligence. This book may be also of interest to the industry market and practitioners working with a wide variety of nonlinear systems.

  • Presents the key trends and future perspectives in the field of nonlinear signal processing and adaptive learning.
  • Introduces novel solutions and improvements over the state-of-the-art methods in the very exciting area of online and adaptive nonlinear identification.
  • Helps readers understand important methods that are effective in nonlinear system modelling, suggesting the right methodology to address particular issues.
R 2 347,51

Advanced Polyimide Materials

Advanced Polyimide Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications summarizes and reviews recent research and developments on several key PI materials. A wide array of PI materials are included, including high performance PI films for microelectronic fabrication and packaging, display and space applications, fiber-reinforced PI composites for structural applications in aerospace and aviation industries, and PI photoresists for integrated circuit packaging. The chemical features of PI are also described, including semi-alicyclic PIs, fluorinated PIs, phosphorous-containing PIs, silicon-containing PIs and other new varieties, providing a comprehensive overview on PI materials while also summarizing the latest research.

The book serves as a valuable reference book for engineers and students working on polymer materials, microelectronics manufacturing and packaging in industries such as aerospace and aviation.

  • Reviews the latest research, development and future prospective of polyimides
  • Describes the progress made in the research on polyimide materials, including polyimide films, matrices for carbon fiber composites, coatings for microelectronics and display devices, forms and fibers
  • Presents a highly organized work that is composed of different sections that are easily compared
R 2 944,14

Advanced Control Design with Application to Electromechanical Systems

Advanced Control Design with Application to Electromechanical Systems represents the continuing effort in the pursuit of analytic theory and rigorous design for robust control methods. The book provides an overview of the feedback control systems and their associated definitions, with discussions on finite dimension vector spaces, mappings and convex analysis. In addition, a comprehensive treatment of continuous control system design is presented, along with an introduction to control design topics pertaining to discrete-time systems. Other sections introduces linear H1 and H2 theory, dissipativity analysis and synthesis, and a wide spectrum of models pertaining to electromechanical systems.

Finally, the book examines the theory and mathematical analysis of multiagent systems. Researchers on robust control theory and electromechanical systems and graduate students working on robust control will benefit greatly from this book.

  • Introduces a coherent and unified framework for studying robust control theory
  • Provides the control-theoretic background required to read and contribute to the research literature
  • Presents the main ideas and demonstrations of the major results of robust control theory
  • Includes MATLAB codes to implement during research
R 2 208,10

Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies VI

An excellent one-volume resource for understanding the most important current issues in the research and advances in materials science for environmental and energy technologies

This proceedings volume contains a collection of 20 papers from the 2016 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T'16) meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT, from October 24-27 of that year. These conference symposia provided a forum for scientists, engineers, and technologists to discuss and exchange state-of-the-art ideas, information, and technology on advanced methods and approaches for processing, synthesis, characterization, and applications of ceramics, glasses, and composites. 

Topics covered include: the 8th International Symposium on Green and Sustainable Technologies for Materials Manufacturing Processing; Materials Issues in Nuclear Waste Management in the 21st Century; Construction and Building Materials for a Better Environment; Materials for Nuclear Applications and Extreme Environments; Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare, and Industry; and Materials for Processes for CO2 Capture, Conversion and Sequestration.

  • Logically organized and carefully selected articles give insight into advances in materials science for environmental and energy technologies.
  • Incorporates the latest developments related to advances in materials science for environmental and energy technologies

Advances in Materials Science for Environmental and Energy Technologies VI: Ceramic Transactions Volume 262 is ideal for academics in mechanical and chemical engineering, materials and or ceramics, chemistry departments and for those working in government laboratories.

R 3 404,58

Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites

Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Second Edition, delivers an innovative approach to ceramic matrix composites, focusing on the latest advances and materials developments. As advanced ceramics and composite materials are increasingly utilized as components in batteries, fuel cells, sensors, high-temperature electronics, membranes and high-end biomedical devices, and in seals, valves, implants, and high-temperature and wear components, this book explores the substantial progress in new applications. Users will gain knowledge of the latest advances in CMCs, with an update on the role of ceramics in the fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for energy generation, and on natural fiber-reinforced eco-friendly geopolymer and cement composites.

The specialized information contained in this book will be highly valuable to researchers and graduate students in ceramic science, engineering and ceramic composites technology, and engineers and scientists in the aerospace, energy, building and construction, biomedical and automotive industries.

  • Provides detailed coverage of parts and processing, properties and applications
  • Includes new developments in the field, such as natural fiber-reinforced composites and the use of CMCs in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
  • Presents state-of-the-art research, enabling the reader to understand the latest applications for CMCs
R 4 857,82

Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing 1989

The Symposium covered three major areas: adaptive control, identification and signal processing. In all three, new developments were discussed covering both theoretical and applications research. Within the subject area of adaptive control the discussion centred around the challenges of robust control design to unmodelled dynamics, robust parameter estimation and enhanced performance from the estimator, while the papers on identification took the theme of it being a bridge between adaptive control and signal processing. The final area looked at two aspects of signal processing: recursive estimation and adaptive filters.
R 1 107,35

Advanced Materials in Japan

Please note this is a Short Discount publication.

Advanced Materials in Japan: Source Book 1992 offers the reader news of all the developments which have taken place over the last year. The Source Book is divided into chapters based on the divisions of news in New Materials in Japan – Metals & Alloys; Ceramics; Composites; Electronic & Optoelectronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Plastics; Materials & The Environment; Medical Materials and Textiles, each introduced by an expert in these particular areas and discussing the implications of the information to non–Japanese industry.

In addition, the Source Book includes a chapter devoted to business/market information – company mergers acquisitions etc., together with an overview of the Japanese approach to advanced materials and highlighting all major research initiatives, research programmes etc.

R 1 073,87

Advanced Theories of Hypoid Gears

In order to develop more efficient types of gears, further investigation into the theories of engagement is necessary. Up until now most of the research work on the theories of engagement has been carried out separately on different groups, and based on individual types of profiles. This book aims at developing some universal theories, which can not only be used for all types of gears, but can also be utilized in other fields such as sculptured surfaces.

The book has four characteristics: the investigations are concentrated on mismatched tooth surfaces; all the problems are dealt with from a differential geometry point of view; most theories and algorithms are universal in application; and the algorithms are easy to follow and can be used in real situations. In the process of developing the algorithms, the authors have introduced some mathematical methods which are believed to be innovative with regard to the theories of engagement known so far. A theoretical treatment is presented throughout the book, supported by numerical examples and experiments. With the computer programs listed at the end of the volume, any of the proposed methods can be easily utilized in practice.

The book is intended for postgraduate students, lecturers, professors, or research staff in mechanical/manufacturing engineering, mathematics and R & D departments of research institutes and universities. It will also be useful for engineers working in the gear manufacturing sector of industry.

R 1 107,35

Advances in Particulate Materials

Advances in Particulate Materials introduces the approaches and principles associated with basic powder production, and details the most critical, state-of-the-art advancements in the area of materials processing and particulate materials. As the demands of modern technology increase, particulate materials facilitates the production of numerous advanced materials that may be utilized in aerospace, automotive, defense, chemical, and medical industries.

Provides in-depth coverage of some of the most exciting and crucial developments in the area of particulate materials
Covers both processing and the materials aspect of some of the emerging areas of particulate materials.
R 1 107,35