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How It Works Annual Volume 7

Collecting the best of the year's myth-busting How It Works content, this annual edition seeks to answer all of your most burning questions. Science - Separating fact from fiction, learn all about the latest research from the world of science, including the icy techniques of cryogenics and the beauty of crystallised. Environment & Space - Discover more about the world around you and what lies beyond our blue skies as we delve int...

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Geologic Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy stands out because it can be used as a baseload resource. This book, unlike others, examines the geology related to geothermal applications. Geology dictates (a) how geothermal resources can be found, (b) the nature of the geothermal resource (such as liquid- or vapor-dominated) and (c) how the resource might be developed ultimately (such as flash or binary geothermal plants). The compilation and distillation of geo...

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Introduction to Process Safety for Undergraduates and Engineers

Familiarizes the student or an engineer new to process safety with the concept of process safety management Serves as a comprehensive reference for Process Safety topics for student chemical engineers and newly graduate engineers Acts as a reference material for either a stand-alone process safety course or as supplemental materials for existing curricula Includes the evaluation of SACHE courses for application of process safety prin...

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Europe: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues

A concise yet thorough overview of the environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing the world's most densely populated continent―Europe. • Interesting sidebar articles, tables and figures, and photographs • Overview maps of the continent and a listing of environment-related organizations on the Internet  

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System Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development: Concepts, Principles, and Practices

Praise for the first edition: “This excellent text will be useful to every system engineer (SE) regardless of the domain. It covers ALL relevant SE material and does so in a very clear, methodical fashion. The breadth and depth of the author's presentation of SE principles and practices is outstanding.”  –Philip Allen This textbook presents a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to System Engineering analysis, design, and development vi...

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Wind Tunnels: Aerodynamics, Models, and Experiments

This book presents current research in the study of wind tunnels, including the design, execution and numerical rebuilding of a plasma wind tunnel with the aim to analyse shock wave boundary layer interaction phenomena; the Mainz vertical wind tunnel facility experimenting on cloud physics and chemistry; an air-conditioned wind tunnel environment for the study of mass and heat flux; using wind tunnel studies to evaluate the drag coef...

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Alkynes in Cycloadditions

Acetylene systems present a new route to cyclic compounds as an alternative to more traditional methods employed in classical organic chemistry. The synthesis of cyclic structures based on acetylene systems has important applications in the formation of nanostructures, naturally occurring compounds and chemosensory materials for the design of nonlinear optics, electronic and photonic devices. Alkynes in Cycloadditions presents a mode...

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New Directions in Behavioral Biometrics

Automatic biometrics recognition techniques are increasingly important in corporate and public security systems and have increased in methods due to rapid field development. This book discusses classic behavioral biometrics as well as collects the latest advances in techniques, theoretical approaches, and dynamic applications. This future-looking book is an important reference tool for researchers, practitioners, academicians, and te...

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Regelungstechnik

Dieses Lehrbuch behandelt die wichtigsten klassischen Methoden zur Analyse und Synthese linearer kontinuierlicher Regelsysteme. In einheitlicher Weise werden die Eigenschaften und Beschreibungsformen von Regelsystemen im Zeit- und Frequenzbereich vom systemtheoretischen Standpunkt aus dargestellt. Das stationäre und dynamische Verhalten von Regelkreisen wird für die gebräuchlichen Regeltypen hergeleitet.