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A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies.
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: filmmaker, PR agent, art dealer, stripper-whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible price: out-of-control euphoric highs and tornadolike rages of depression that put his life in jeopardy.Ignoring his crescendoing illness, Behrman struggled to keep up appearances, clinging to the golden-boy image he had cultivated in his youth. But when he turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then incarcerated, then under house arrest. And for the first time the golden boy didn't have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: electroshock therapy.At once hilarious and harrowing, Electroboy paints a mesmerizing portrait of a man held hostage by his in-satiable desire to consume. Along the way, it shows us the New York that never sleeps: a world of strip clubs, after-hours dives, and twenty-four-hour coffee shops, whose cheap seductions offer comfort to the city's lonely souls. This unforgettable memoir is a unique contribution to the literature of mental illness and introduces a writer whose energy may well keep you up all night.
In this book, the term "electrochemical nanotechnology" is defined as nanoprocessing by means of electrochemical techniques. This introductory book reviews the application of electrochemical nanotechnologies with the aim of understanding their wider applicability in evolving nanoindustries. These advances have impacted microelectronics, sensors, materials science, and corrosion science, generating new fields of research that promote interaction between biology, medicine, and microelectronics. This volume reviews nanotechnology applications in selected high technology areas with particular emphasis on advances in such areas. Chapters are classified under four different headings: Nanotechnology for energy devices - Nanotechnology for magnetic storage devices - Nanotechnology for bio-chip applications - Nanotechnology for MEMS/Packaging.
Electrochemical Power Sources (EPS) provides in a concise way the operational features, major types, and applications of batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors* Details the design, operational features, and applications of batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors* Covers improvements of existing EPSs and the development of new kinds of EPS as the results of intense R&D work* Provides outlook for future trends in fuel cells and batteries* Covers the most typical battery types, fuel cells and supercapacitors; such as zinc-carbon batteries, alkaline manganese dioxide batteries, mercury-zinc cells, lead-acid batteries, cadmium storage batteries, silver-zinc batteries and modern lithium batteries
Electrochemistry is a discipline of wide scientific and technological interest. Scientifically, it explores the electrical properties of materials and especially the interfaces between different kinds of matter. Technologically, electrochemistry touches our lives in many ways that few fully appreciate; for example, materials as diverse as aluminum, nylon, and bleach are manufactured electrochemically, while the batteries that power all manner of appliances, vehicles, and devices are the products of electrochemical research. Other realms in which electrochemical science plays a crucial role include corrosion, the disinfection of water, neurophysiology, sensors, energy storage, semiconductors, the physics of thunderstorms, biomedical analysis, and so on.This book treats electrochemistry as a science in its own right, albeit resting firmly on foundations provided by chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Early chapters discuss the electrical and chemical properties of materials from which electrochemical cells are constructed. The behavior of such cells is addressed in later chapters, with emphasis on the electrodes and the reactions that occur on their surfaces. The role of transport to and from electrodes is a topic that commands attention, because it crucially determines cell efficiency. Final chapters deal with voltammetry, the methodology used to investigate electrode behavior. Interspersed among the more fundamental chapters are chapters devoted to applications of electrochemistry: electrosynthesis, power sources, "green electrochemistry", and corrosion.Electrochemical Science and Technology is addressed to all who have a need to come to grips with the fundamentals of electrochemistry and to learn about some of its applications. It will constitute a text for a senior undergraduate or graduate course in electrochemistry. It also serves as a source of material of interest to scientists and technologists in various fields throughout academia, industry, and government - chemists, physicists, engineers, environmentalists, materials scientists, biologists, and those in related endeavors.This book:Provides a background to electrochemistry, as well as treating the topic itself. Is accessible to all with a foundation in physical science, not solely to chemists. Is addressed both to students and those later in their careers. Features web links (through www.wiley.com/go/EST) to extensive material that is of a more tangential, specialized, or mathematical nature. Includes questions as footnotes to support the reader's evolving comprehension of the material, with fully worked answers provided on the web. Provides web access to Excel® spreadsheets which allow the reader to model electrochemical events. Has a copious Appendix of relevant data.
Leading experts comprehensively review all aspects of the delivery of therapeutic molecules to cells using electrical impulses-i.e., the extraordinarily promising new areas of electrogenetherapy, electrochemotherapy, and transdermal drug delivery. Their survey ranges from outlines of the basic physical principles that govern cell permeabilization by pulsed electric fields, to descriptions of the current state-of-the-art in instrumentation and electrodes, to summaries of preclinical and clinical trial results. The authors focus on drug, gene, and transdermal delivery techniques, providing detailed examples of drug delivery using electric fields from a variety of pulse generators and electrodes. Comprehensive and authoritative, Electrochemotherapy, Electrogenetherapy, and Transdermal Drug Delivery: Electrically Mediated Delivery of Molecules to Cells provides entré to an immensely practical set of in vivo electroporation techniques, including electrogenetherapy, electrochemotherapy, and transdermal drug delivery-techniques holding great promise for all those working toward better therapies for cancer, metabolic diseases, and vaccination.
A good number of misconceptions are currently circulating on the effects of non-ionizing radiations on our health, which can lead to an oversimplification of the issue, to potentially dangerous assumptions or to misleading data analysis. Health effects may be exaggerated, or on the contrary underplayed. The authors of this work (doctors, engineers and researchers) have endeavored to supply validated and easily understandable scientific information on the electromagnetic fields and their biological and health effects. After a general review of the physics of the waves and a presentation of non-ionizing radiations, the authors review the main emission sources encountered in our daily environment. They summarize simply but as accurately as possible the current knowledge on their biological effects. The safety limits recommended by international organizations are presented for the different frequency ranges. This book is intended for doctors, teachers, scientists, students, policy makers and anyone else interested in a deeper understanding of the health effects of electromagnetic fields. Intended to serve a broad readership, everyone will approach it according to their respective level of curiosity and knowledge. It is neither an exhaustive inventory of all the studies made to date, nor a survey text focusing only on some chosen studies. Nor is the objective to present all the sources of non-ionizing radiations. Interested readers will be given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, also by consulting the selected bibliography presented by the authors at the end of each chapter.
Sets forth the analytical tools needed to solve key problems in organic chemistryWith its acclaimed decision-based approach, Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry enables readers to develop the essential critical thinking skills needed to analyze and solve problems in organic chemistry, from the simple to complex. The author breaks down common mechanistic organic processes into their basic units to explain the core electron flow pathways that underlie these processes. Moreover, the text stresses the use of analytical tools such as flow charts, correlation matrices, and energy surfaces to enable readers new to organic chemistry to grasp the fundamentals at a much deeper level.This Second Edition of Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry has been thoroughly revised, reorganized, and streamlined in response to feedback from both students and instructors. Readers will find more flowcharts, correlation matrices, and algorithms that illustrate key decision-making processes step by step. There are new examples from the field of biochemistry, making the text more relevant to a broader range of readers in chemistry, biology, and medicine. This edition also offers three new chapters:Proton transfer and the principles of stabilityImportant reaction archetypesQualitative molecular orbital theory and pericyclic reactionsThe text's appendix features a variety of helpful tools, including a general bibliography, quick-reference charts and tables, pathway summaries, and a major decisions guide.With its emphasis on logical processes rather than memorization to solve mechanistic problems, this text gives readers a solid foundation to approach and solve any problem in organic chemistry.
This volume provides coverage of discrete devices, linear integrated circuits, and digital integrated circuits for use in the core electronics courses in undergraduate programs in electrical engineering.
Hamilton, Electronic Health Records, 3e is the top choice for training students using live and up-to-date SpringCharts EHR software. Electronic Health Records 3e builds transferable medical documentation skills with a variety of exercises that walk students through different facets of using an EHR in the medical office. As students progress through SpringCharts, they learn to gather patient information, schedule appointments, record examination information, process lab tests, select codes, and more. Students who complete this course will learn the appropriate terminology and skills to use any EHR software program with minimal additional training. The practical, systematic approach is based on real-world medical office activities.
Electronic Media connects the traditional world of broadcasting with the contemporary universe of digital electronic media. It provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting, and the subsequent advancements into digital media. Underlying the structure of the book is a "See It Then, See It Now, See It Later" approach that focuses on how past innovations lay the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for change in both broadcasting and digital media. FYI and Zoom-In boxes point to further information, tying together the immediate and long-ranging issues surrounding electronic media. Career Tracks feature the experiences of industry experts and share tips in how to approach this challenging industry.
Tthe United States is under attack by men who have devised a devious weapon. Men hit by this weapon have their minds scrambled; all memory and reason has been lost. Someone is wiping out the top scientists in the country - especially those connected with a certain ICBM project - and the Spindrift Island crew must work to find out what is happening before anyone else falls victim! This riveting science-fiction tale is not to be missed.
Electronic signatures are ubiquitous. Anyone sending an e-mail or using a credit card uses one. They can have a bearing on all areas of law, and no lawyer is immune from having to advise clients about their legal consequences. This third edition provides an exhaustive discussion of what constitutes an electronic signature, the forms an electronic signature can take and the issues relating to evidence, formation of contract and negligence in respect of electronic signatures. Case law from a wide range of common law and civil law jurisdictions is analysed to illustrate how judges have dealt with changes in technology in the past and how the law has adapted in response.
Although the contributors come from diverse disciplines and institutions around the world, this collection reflects an emerging consensus about the fundamental issues of electronic textual editing. The 24 essays address markup coding and procedures, electronic archive administration, use of standards, rights and permissions, and the changing environment of the internet. The guidelines of the Modern Language Association for scholarly editions are included in full.
Whether people want to play games and download music, engage in social networking and professional collaboration, or view pornography and incite terror, the Internet provides myriad opportunities for people who share common interests to find each other. The contributors to this book argue that these self-selected online groups are best understood as tribes, with many of the same ramifications, both positive and negative, that tribalism has in the non-cyber world. In Electronic Tribes, the authors of sixteen competitively selected essays provide an up-to-the-minute look at the social uses and occasional abuses of online communication in the new media era. They explore many current Internet subcultures, including MySpace. com, craftster. org, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, music downloading, white supremacist and other counterculture groups, and Nigerian e-mail scams. Their research raises compelling questions and some remarkable answers about the real-life social consequences of participating in electronic tribes. Collectively, the contributors to this book capture a profound shift in the way people connect, as communities formed by geographical proximity are giving way to communities - both online and offline - formed around ideas.
Profound changes in expressive medium always ask a fundamental ques¬tion: What does this medium do to us and for us? We ask this in a deep way only when the new medium reveals what profound effects the old one has had on us. That question is now being asked by electronic text about books.
Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further!Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes:Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of ElectronicsChapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You?Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something HappenChapter 3: Meeting Up with ResistanceChapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of CapacitorsChapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and CrystalsChapter 6: The Wide World of SemiconductorsChapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated CircuitsChapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts ListPart II: Getting Your Hands DirtyChapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your SafetyChapter 10: Reading SchematicsChapter 11: Constructing CircuitsChapter 12: Measuring and Analysing CircuitsPart III: Putting Theory Into PracticeChapter 13: Exploring Some Learning CircuitsChapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or LessChapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and FamilyPart IV: The Part of TensChapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You SucceedChapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts SourcesChapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should KnowAppendix: Internet ResourcesGetting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General InformationFiguring Things Out with CalculatorsSurfing for CircuitsAsking Questions in Discussion ForumsGetting Things Surplus
Electronics is fascinating - want to make something of it? This book shows you how! You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works. This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely. Mystery solved - understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer work Essential stuff - outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise you Schematic road maps - learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it's going Symbols of power - recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and components Tools of the trade - discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboard Break it down - get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistors Getting it together - find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them & Analyze it - understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them Open the book and find: The difference between electronics and electricity A list of essential tools Cool projects you can build quickly Great places to find parts Important safety tips What a sine wave is Interesting stuff about speakers, buzzers, and DC motors Ohm's Law and how to use it
This book is written for the guitarist that would like to know how transistor and vacuum tube-based amplifiers, and how various circuits effects work. The main thrust of the material is old school analog circuitry, including heavy coverage of discrete transistors and diodes, classical filter circuits, and vacuum tube-based amplifiers. This book should be useful to electronics hobbyists, technologists and engineers that are interested in guitar-related applications.
This innovative book provides a stimulating introduction to analog electronics by analyzing the design and construction of a radio transceiver. The author provides essential theoretical background at each step, along with carefully designed laboratory and homework exercises. This structured approach ensures a good grasp of basic electronics as well as an excellent foundation in wireless communications systems. The author begins with a thorough description of basic electronic components and simple circuits. He then describes the key elements of radio electronics, including filters, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, and antennas. In the laboratory exercises, he leads the reader through the design, construction, and testing of a popular radio transceiver (the NorCal 40A), thereby illustrating and reinforcing the theoretical material. A diskette containing the widely known circuit simulation software, Puff, is included in the book. This book, the first to deal with elementary electronics in the context of radio, can be used as a textbook for introductory analog electronics courses, or for more advanced undergraduate classes on radio-frequency electronics. It will also be of great interest to electronics hobbyists and radio enthusiasts.
These projects are fun to build and fun to useMake lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detectorWho says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations -- a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics.Check out ten cool electronics projects, including* Chapter 8 -- Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio)* Chapter 9 -- Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement)* Chapter 12 -- Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself)Discover how to* Handle electronic components safely* Read a circuit diagram* Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter* Build light-activated gadgets* Set up a motion detector* Transform electromagnetic waves into soundCompanion Web site* Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd* Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists* Find additional information and project opportunities
Dylan Landis has an inside track with the decorating pros. Elegant and Easy Rooms will tell you their opinions on everything from how to arrange furniture in comfortable and imaginative ways to how to choose a color to create a certain mood or period (in the 1940's a particular shade of yellow was the most popular). The chapters include: Paint and Color, Walls, Windows, Problem Rooms--Great Solutions, Home Furnishings, The Art of Display, and Telling Details. There will also be an incredibly useful and valuable appendix listing all the best mail order resources for everyone's decorating needs. It will be illustrated with charming, elegant black and white drawings that will further entice you to upgrade your decor.