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RAND Corporation researchers review the current technical, regulatory, and economic context of the electricity market and theoretical benefits of developing a smart grid; discuss some entrepreneurial opportunities associated with smart-grid data; examine empirical evidence related to smart-grid adoption and implementation; and offer policy suggestions for overcoming identified barriers.
With Advanced Automotive Welding, beginner to intermediate skill-level welders will be able to improve and complete more advanced projects. Using the techniques revealed in this book, you will be able to fabricate body panels, frames, and any number of structural and functional automotive components, and perform structural repair. Take your welding skills to the next level with this book.
Biomaterials are the fastest-growing emerging field of biodevices. Design and development of biomaterials play a significant role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Recently, a variety of scaffolds/carriers have been evaluated for tissue regeneration, drug delivery, sensing and imaging. Liposomes and microspheres have been developed for sustained delivery. Several anti-cancer drugs have been successfully formulated using biomaterial. The targeting of drugs to certain physiological sites has emerged as a promising tool in the treatment with improved drug bioavailability and reduction of dosing frequency. Biodevices-based targeting of drugs may improve the therapeutic success by limiting the adverse drug effects and resulting in more patient compliance and attaining a higher adherence level. Advanced biodevices hold merit as a drug carrier with high carrier capacity, feasibility of incorporation of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic substances, high stability, as well as the feasibility of variable courses. Biodevices for diagnosis of diseases by improving the sensitivity and selectivity on the biomaterials platform is the most latest R & D focus especially in the field of treatment by the prognosis and detection of disease in the early stage. This groundbreaking book is devoted to all of the emerging areas of biomaterials and biodevices including therapeutic agents, molecular targeting and diagnostic imaging capabilities. The senior contributors write on the following topics:Frontiers for bulk nanostructured metalsStimuli-responsive materials used as medical devicesRecent advances with liposomes as drug carriersFabrication, Properties of nanoshells with controllable surface chargeAdvanced healthcare materials: ChitosanAnticipating behaviour of advanced material in healthcareLabel free biochipsPolymer MEMS sensorsAssembly of polymers/metal nanoparticlesCombination of molecular imprinting and nanotechnologyEfficiency of biosensors as new generation of analytical approachesState-of-the-art of biosensors in healthcare
Healthcare providers use a systematic approach to assess and treat arrest and acutely ill or injured patients for optimum care. The goal of the resuscitation team's interventions for a patient in respiratory or cardiac arrest is to support and restore effective oxygenation, ventilation, and circulation with return of Intact neurologic function.
Advanced Ceramic Coatings and Materials for Extreme Environments III: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 34 Issue 3by Soshu Kirihara Sujanto Widjaja Hua-Tay Lin Taejin Hwang
Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 3 - Advanced Ceramic Coatings and Materials for Extreme Environments III A collection of 12 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in the Advanced Ceramic Coatings and Systems and Next Generation Technologies for Innovative Surface Coatingssymposia.
With its discussion of strategies for modeling complex materials using new numerical techniques, mainly those based on the finite element method, this monograph covers a range of topics including computational plasticity, multi-scale formulations, optimization and parameter identification, damage mechanics and nonlinear finite elements.
Introducing a geometric view of fundamental physics, starting from quantum mechanics and its experimental foundations, this book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in quantum mechanics and mathematical physics. Focusing on structural issues and geometric ideas, this book guides readers from the concepts of classical mechanics to those of quantum mechanics. The book features an original presentation of classical mechanics, with the choice of topics motivated by the subsequent development of quantum mechanics, especially wave equations, Poisson brackets and harmonic oscillators. It also presents new treatments of waves and particles and the symmetries in quantum mechanics, as well as extensive coverage of the experimental foundations.
Advanced Instrumentation and Computer I/O Design: Defined Accuracy Decision, Control, and Process Applicationsby Patrick H. Garrett
Written by an expert in the field of instrumentation and measurement device design, this book employs comprehensive electronic device and circuit specifications to design custom defined-accuracy instrumentation and computer interfacing systems with definitive accountability to assist critical applications.Advanced Instrumentation and Computer I/O Design, Second Edition begins by developing an understanding of sensor-amplifier-filter signal conditioning design methods, enabled by device and system mathematical models, to achieve conditioned signal accuracies of interest and follow-on computer data conversion and reconstruction functions. Providing complete automated system design analyses that employ the Analysis Suite computer-assisted engineering spreadsheet, the book then expands these performance accountability methods-coordinated with versatile and evolving hierarchical subprocesses and control architectures-to overcome difficult contemporary process automation challenges combining both quantitative and qualitative methods. It then concludes with a taxonomy of computer interfaces and standards including telemetry, virtual, and analytical instrumentation.Advanced Instrumentation and Computer I/O Design, Second Edition offers:Updated chapters incorporating the latest electronic devices and system applicationsImproved accuracy of the design models between their theoretical derivations and actual measured resultsEnd-of-chapter problems based on actual industry, laboratory, and aerospace system designsMultiple real-world case studies performed for technology enterprisesInstrumentation Analysis Suite for computer I/O system designA separate solutions manualWritten for international engineering practitioners who design and implement industrial process control systems, laboratory instrumentation, medical electronics, telecommunications, and embedded computer systems, this book will also prove useful for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level electrical engineering students.
The levels of toxic and microbial contamination in the food and environment are influenced by harvesting or slaughtering technologies and by the processes applied during food manufacture. With current cultivation methods, it is impossible to guarantee the absence of pesticides and pathogenic microorganisms in raw foods, both of plant and animal origin. Widespread and increasing incidence of foodborne diseases and the resulting social and economic impact on the world population have brought food and environmental safety to the forefront of ecological safety and public health concerns. The emerging field of advanced materials based on functional architectures offers potential solutions to some of the key performance challenges along with the improved sensitivity, longevity, stability, miniaturization and ruggedness, while reducing complexity and production cost. The overall purpose of this book is to generate new solutions to the technical challenges in easy and rapid detections of food toxicants, microorganisms and environmental pollutants. The book focuses on the role of advanced materials in the food, water and environmental applications The monitoring of harmful organisms and toxicants in water, food and beverages is mainly discussed in the respective chapters. The senior contributors write on the following topics: Layered double hydroxides and environment Corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys of silanes New generation material for the removal of arsenic from water Prediction and optimization of heavy clay products quality Enhancement of physical and mechanical properties of fiber Environment friendly acrylates latices Nanoparticles for trace analysis of toxins Recent development on gold nanomaterial as catalyst Nanosized metal oxide based adsorbents for heavy metal removal Phytosynthesized transition metal nanoparticles- novel functional agents for textiles Kinetics and equilibrium modeling Magnetic nanoparticles for heavy metal removal Potential applications of nanoparticles as antipathogens Gas barrier properties of biopolymer based nanocomposites: Application in food packing Application of zero-valent iron nanoparticles for environmental clean up Environmental application of novel TiO2 nanoparticles
Over 170 contributions (invited talks, oral presentations, and posters) were presented by participants from universities, research institutions, and industry, which offered interdisciplinary discussions indicating strong scientific and technological interest in the field of nanostructured systems. This issue contains 23 peer-reviewed papers that cover various aspects and the latest developments related to nanoscaled materials and functional ceramics.
Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials VII: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 34 Issue 8by Mrityunjay Singh Tatsuki Ohji Soshu Kirihara Sujanto Widjaja
Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 8 - Advanced Processing and ManufacturingTechnologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials VIIA collection of 20 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in the 7th International Symposium on Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials and Systems (Symposium 8).
Updated with nearly 60 percent new material on the latest racing technology, this book details how to design, build, and setup the chassis and suspension for road race and stock cars. Includes chassis dynamics, spring and shock theory, front and rear suspension geometry, real world racing aerodynamics, steering systems, racing chassis software and all you need to know to set you chassis up to win races.
A synergistic approach to signal integrity for high-speed digital designThis book is designed to provide contemporary readers with an understanding of the emerging high-speed signal integrity issues that are creating roadblocks in digital design. Written by the foremost experts on the subject, it leverages concepts and techniques from non-related fields such as applied physics and microwave engineering and applies them to high-speed digital design--creating the optimal combination between theory and practical applications.Following an introduction to the importance of signal integrity, chapter coverage includes:Electromagnetic fundamentals for signal integrityTransmission line fundamentalsCrosstalkNon-ideal conductor models, including surface roughness and frequency-dependent inductanceFrequency-dependent properties of dielectricsDifferential signalingMathematical requirements of physical channelsS-parameters for digital engineersNon-ideal return paths and via resonanceI/O circuits and modelsEqualizationModeling and budgeting of timing jitter and noiseSystem analysis using response surface modelingEach chapter includes many figures and numerous examples to help readers relate the concepts to everyday design and concludes with problems for readers to test their understanding of the material. Advanced Signal Integrity for High-Speed Digital Designs is suitable as a textbook for graduate-level courses on signal integrity, for programs taught in industry for professional engineers, and as a reference for the high-speed digital designer.
This text builds on the basic concepts and skills that the nursing assistant has already mastered. Recognizing that the students using this text have already completed their basic nursing assisting training and may have already been working in the profession, this text does not repeat information that is part of the basic nursing assistant training. Rather, this textbook is meant to be used in conjunction with, or as a follow-up to, a "basic" nursing assistant textbook, such as Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants.
Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 5 - Advances in Ceramic Armor IX A collection of 14 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013.This issue includes papers presented in the Armor Ceramics Symposium on topics such as Manufacturing; High-Rate Real-Time Characterization; Microstructural Design; Nondestructive Characterization; and Phenomenology and Mechanics of Ceramics Subjected to Ballistic Impact.
The topic of wettabilty is extremely important from both fundamental and applied aspects. The applications of wettability range from self-cleaning windows to micro- and nanofluidics.This book represents the cumulative wisdom of a contingent of world-class (researchers engaged in the domain of wettability. In the last few years there has been tremendous interest in the "Lotus Leaf Effect" and in understanding its mechanism and how to replicate this effect for myriad applications. The topics of superhydrophobicity, omniphobicity and superhydrophilicity are of much contemporary interest and these are covered in depth in this book.
The book comprehensively charts a way for industry to employ adhesively bonded joints to make systems more efficient and cost-effectiveAdhesively bonded systems have found applications in a wide spectrum of industries (e.g., aerospace, electronics, construction, ship building, biomedical, etc.) for a variety of purposes. Emerging adhesive materials with improved mechanical properties have allowed adhesion strength approaching that of the bonded materials themselves. Due to advances in adhesive materials and the many potential merits that adhesive bonding offers, adhesive bonding has replaced other joining methods in many applications.Containing nine articles written by world-renowned experts, the book deals with the advances in theoretical and computational modeling as well as the design and experimental aspects of adhesively bonded structural systems. Stress analysis and strength prediction of adhesively bonded structural systems, considering a range of material models under a variety of loading conditions, are discussed. Finite element modeling using macro-elements is elaborated on. Recent developments in modeling and experimental aspects of bonded systems with graded adhesive layers and dual adhesives are described. Simulation of progressive damage in bonded joints is addressed. A novel vibration-based approach to detect disbonding and delamination in composite joints is also discussed.ReadershipThe book is central to a range of engineers including mechanical, reliability, construction and surface engineers as well as materials scientists who are engaged in the mechanics of structural adhesive joints. Industries that will use this book include aerospace, electronics, biomedical, automotive, ship building, and construction.
Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IX: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 34 Issue 4by Narottam P. Bansal Soshu Kirihara Sujanto Widjaja Mihails Kusnezoff
Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 4 - Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IXA collection of 13 papers from The American Ceramic Society's 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in Symposium 3 - 10thInternational Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials, Science, and Technology.
Advocacy, first published in 2007, explains how to win cases in court. Focusing on the techniques and methods of successful advocates, David Ross QC shows how to prepare a case for court. Writing in simple, clear language he gives the benefit of his many years of local and international experience. This second edition features new advice about how to prepare for, and run, an appeal, as well as how to write effective submissions to court. It also describes: * how to hold a court's attention * how to start and stop a witness * how to cross-examine all types of people, from liars to experts * the methods of taking objections to questions * how to address a jury * how to follow etiquette and behave ethically * how to win impossible cases All the principles of advocacy are explained, from the striking start to knowledge of human affairs, and Advocacy is rich with examples taken from real cases.
Case studies illustrating a conceptual framework of multicultural education in the US, and the implications of diversity for teaching and for learning.
Agency, Partnership, and the LLC: The Law of Unincorporated Business Enterprises: Cases, Materials, Problems (Eighth Abridged Edition)by J. Dennis Hynes Mark J. Loewenstein
This is a condensed version of the hardbound casebook, designed for use by teachers who have limited time but still want a fairly full exposure to the law. The scope of coverage still includes all unincorporated forms of doing business. While new cases have been added and all materials have been updated, the main changes in this edition deal with partnerships and limited liability companies. Special attention is given to the effect of new or recently amended statutes
Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship: New Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality Disordersby Otto F. Kernberg
This book starts out with a proposal for a general classification of personality disorders that includes such categorical and dimensional criteria. It then proceeds to analyze the vicissitudes of negative affect development, from the normal affect of rage to its complex characterological consequences in the psychopathology of hatred and envy and the characterological transformations of these emotions into chronic self-destructive behavior.
Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects. In this book, Agile Alliance cofounder Mike Cohn discusses the philosophy of agile estimating and planning and shows you exactly how to get the job done, with real-world examples and case studies.
In this comprehensive study of organic farming in California, Julie Guthman casts doubt on the current wisdom about organic food and agriculture, at least as it has evolved in the Golden State. Refuting popular portrayals of organic agriculture as a small-scale family farm endeavor in opposition to "industrial" agriculture, Guthman explains how organic farming has replicated what it set out to oppose.
Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship is intended to fill the need for a basic textbook covering the planning, organizing, and managing of an operation; as well as provide a comprehensive source for those who wish to consider a business from the ownership point of view, specifically as it relates to the vast area of agribusiness.