Autonomous Driving by Markus Maurer,J. Christian Gerdes,Barbara Lenz,Hermann Winner

Autonomous Driving
  • Title : Autonomous Driving
  • Author : Markus Maurer,J. Christian Gerdes,Barbara Lenz,Hermann Winner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3662488477
  • Pages : 706
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  • Language : English
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This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies? Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".


The Realization of Star Trek Technologies by Mark E. Lasbury

The Realization of Star Trek Technologies
  • Title : The Realization of Star Trek Technologies
  • Author : Mark E. Lasbury
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331940914X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, the futuristic tools of Kirk, Spock, Scott, and McCoy continue to come to life. This book merges Star Trek scientific lore—how the science of the time informed the implementation of technology in the series—and the science as it is playing out today. Scientists and engineers have made and continue to develop replicators, teletransporters, tractor beams, and vision restoring visors. This book combines the vision of 1966 science fiction with the latest research in physics, biotechnology, and engineering.


Doing Good Or Doing Better by Monique Kremer,Peter van Lieshout,Robert Went

Doing Good Or Doing Better
  • Title : Doing Good Or Doing Better
  • Author : Monique Kremer,Peter van Lieshout,Robert Went
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089641076
  • Pages : 378
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  • Language : English
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Development policies in the globalising world.


Private Sector Participation in Light Rail-Light Metro Transit Initiatives by Cledan Mandri-Perrott

Private Sector Participation in Light Rail-Light Metro Transit Initiatives
  • Title : Private Sector Participation in Light Rail-Light Metro Transit Initiatives
  • Author : Cledan Mandri-Perrott
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 082138130X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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This book aims to help governments and public authorities to establish effective light rail-light metro transit (LRMT) systems, and focuses on use of Public Private Participation (PPP) arrangements. Rather than identify a single approach, we present options and discuss practical issues related to preparing and implementing new LRMT PPP schemes. The approach is focused on providing information that can be used to make informed decisions, adapted to local policy and objectives. The material presented is intended as a practical guide to developing LRMT PPPs in both developed and developing countries. This work endeavors to provide answers to readers questions regarding how to successfully incorporate private sector participation in LRMT with a lesser emphasis on why LRMT and the private sector may be beneficial. The primary focus of this text is guiding the reader from design through to project implementation. It starts from the premise that underlying transport policy decisions will have already been made and that LRMT has already been identified as the appropriate transport solution. We have included some limited discussion of policy and technical issues where these directly impact the LRMT PPP approach. The approach is presented in nine sections, and in preparing it the author drew on current international LRMT PPP experience, through a series of interviews and case studies. The sections covered are: 1. Urban Transport and Light Rail/Light Metro Transit (LRMT) 2. Selected Technical Aspects 3. Incorporating Private Sector Participation in LRMT Initiatives 4. Understanding and Allocating Risk 5. Specifications, Oversight and Performance Management 6. Funding and finance 7. Developing a PPP Agreement 8. Procurement 9. Conclusions and Recommendations


Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty by Vincent A. W. J. Marchau,Warren E. Walker,Pieter J. T. M. Bloemen,Steven W. Popper

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty
  • Title : Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty
  • Author : Vincent A. W. J. Marchau,Warren E. Walker,Pieter J. T. M. Bloemen,Steven W. Popper
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030052524
  • Pages : 405
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  • Language : English
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This open access book focuses on both the theory and practice associated with the tools and approaches for decisionmaking in the face of deep uncertainty. It explores approaches and tools supporting the design of strategic plans under deep uncertainty, and their testing in the real world, including barriers and enablers for their use in practice. The book broadens traditional approaches and tools to include the analysis of actors and networks related to the problem at hand. It also shows how lessons learned in the application process can be used to improve the approaches and tools used in the design process. The book offers guidance in identifying and applying appropriate approaches and tools to design plans, as well as advice on implementing these plans in the real world. For decisionmakers and practitioners, the book includes realistic examples and practical guidelines that should help them understand what decisionmaking under deep uncertainty is and how it may be of assistance to them. Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty: From Theory to Practice is divided into four parts. Part I presents five approaches for designing strategic plans under deep uncertainty: Robust Decision Making, Dynamic Adaptive Planning, Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways, Info-Gap Decision Theory, and Engineering Options Analysis. Each approach is worked out in terms of its theoretical foundations, methodological steps to follow when using the approach, latest methodological insights, and challenges for improvement. In Part II, applications of each of these approaches are presented. Based on recent case studies, the practical implications of applying each approach are discussed in depth. Part III focuses on using the approaches and tools in real-world contexts, based on insights from real-world cases. Part IV contains conclusions and a synthesis of the lessons that can be drawn for designing, applying, and implementing strategic plans under deep uncertainty, as well as recommendations for future work. The publication of this book has been funded by the Radboud University, the RAND Corporation, Delft University of Technology, and Deltares.


Physics by Tom Hsu

Physics
  • Title : Physics
  • Author : Tom Hsu
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781588921567
  • Pages : N.A
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CPO Focus on Physical Science by CPO Science (Firm),Delta Education (Firm)

CPO Focus on Physical Science
  • Title : CPO Focus on Physical Science
  • Author : CPO Science (Firm),Delta Education (Firm)
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781588922595
  • Pages : 387
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  • Language : English
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Room-temperature Superconductivity by Andrei Mourachkine

Room-temperature Superconductivity
  • Title : Room-temperature Superconductivity
  • Author : Andrei Mourachkine
  • Publisher : Cambridge Int Science Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1904602274
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Annotation The first book dealing with the subject of room-temperature conductivity.


Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design by Andrew E. Samuel

Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design
  • Title : Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design
  • Author : Andrew E. Samuel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1846282853
  • Pages : 277
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  • Language : English
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Make and test projects are used as introductory design experiences in almost every engineering educational institution world wide. However, the educational benefits and costs associated with these projects have been seldom examined. Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design provides a serious examination of the design of make and test projects and their associated educational values. A taxonomy is provided for the design of make and test projects as well as a catalogue of technical information about unconventional engineering materials and energy sources. Case studies are included based on the author’s experience of supervising make and test projects for over twenty-five years. The book is aimed at the engineering educator and all those planning and conducting make and test projects. Up until now, this topic has been dealt with informally. Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design is the first book that formalises this important aspect of early learning in engineering design. It will be an invaluable teaching tool and resource for educators in engineering design.


Corporate Diplomacy by Ulrich Steger

Corporate Diplomacy
  • Title : Corporate Diplomacy
  • Author : Ulrich Steger
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470858001
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Based on a wealth of empirical studies and case studies, this book explains the strategic choices companies have to make in order to remain consistent. In each chapter, real-life examples illuminate the key message managers should take away from the book. It offers a purely managerial viewpoint focused on what managers can do to manage the business enviroment in any situation.


Postindustrial East Asian Cities by Shahid Yusuf,Kaoru Nabeshima

Postindustrial East Asian Cities
  • Title : Postindustrial East Asian Cities
  • Author : Shahid Yusuf,Kaoru Nabeshima
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821366491
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on a wide range of literature and on interviews with firms, this book explores issues of economic growth with a focus on six East Asian cities: Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. It suggests how policies and institutions can induce and furnish an urban environment that supports innovative activities. A valuable resource for researchers, urban planners, urban geographers, and policy makers interested in East Asia.


World Science Report 1996 by Howard Moore

World Science Report 1996
  • Title : World Science Report 1996
  • Author : Howard Moore
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789231032202
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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The state of science and technology in various regions of the world and recent orientations and trends in education and research. Some of the most important issues in S&T are discussed, including environmental questions--biodiversity, land degradation and geoscience -- and topics such as bioethics, megascience and international co-operation. Recent developments in the new technologies, including information technology, biotechnology and new materials and a section on the gender dimension of science and technology, existing disparties and main social and educational barriers faced by women in pursuing scientific careers. Publie egalement en franais: Rapport mondial sur la science Publicado tambien en espanol: Informe mundial sobre la ciencia UNESCO Science Report 2002 The UNESCO Science Report 2002, announced for release by end 2002, is now to be published initially in electronic form only. Readers are referred to the UNESCO general website for information regarding its availability.


Destination Branding by Nigel Morgan,Annette Pritchard,Roger Pride

Destination Branding
  • Title : Destination Branding
  • Author : Nigel Morgan,Annette Pritchard,Roger Pride
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136411097
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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In today's highly competitive market, many destinations - from individual resorts to countries - are adopting branding techniques similar to those used by 'Coca Cola', 'Nike' and 'Sony' in an effort to differentiate their identities and to emphasize the uniqueness of their product. By focusing on a range of global case studies, Destination Branding demonstrates that the adoption of a highly targeted, consumer research-based, multi-agency 'mood branding' initiative leads to success every time.


Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks

Storyworthy
  • Title : Storyworthy
  • Author : Matthew Dicks
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • ISBN Code : 1608685489
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something "story worthy" to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.


The Swings of Science by Len Pismen

The Swings of Science
  • Title : The Swings of Science
  • Author : Len Pismen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319997777
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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This book is a personal account of some aspects of the emergence of modern science, mostly from the viewpoint of those branches of physics which provided the much needed paradigm shift of "more is different" that heralded the advent of complexity science as an antidote to the purely reductionist approach in fundamental physics. It is also about the humans that have helped to shape these developments, including personal reminiscences and the realization that the so-called exact sciences are inevitably also a social endeavour with all its facets. Served by the razor-sharp wit of the author, this erudite ramble is meant to be neither comprehensive nor systematic, but its generous insights will give the inquisitive academically trained mind a better understanding of what science, and physics in particular, could or should be about.


A Bit of a Stretch by Chris Atkins

A Bit of a Stretch
  • Title : A Bit of a Stretch
  • Author : Chris Atkins
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1838950168
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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'Shocking, scathing, entertaining.' Guardian 'Incredibly compelling.' The Times'Heart-breaking.' Sunday TimesWhere can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow?Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe.With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to senior officials bent on endless reform, this powerful memoir uncovers the horrifying reality behind the locked gates. Filled with dark humour and shocking stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals why our creaking prison system is sorely costing us all - and why you should care.


MITRE Systems Engineering Guide by N.A

MITRE Systems Engineering Guide
  • Title : MITRE Systems Engineering Guide
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780615974422
  • Pages : N.A
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  • ISBN Code : 1492029475
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Underground Bases and Tunnels by Richard Sauder

Underground Bases and Tunnels
  • Title : Underground Bases and Tunnels
  • Author : Richard Sauder
  • Publisher : Adventures Unlimited Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780932813374
  • Pages : 142
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  • Language : English
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Go behind the scenes into little-known corners of the public record and discover how corporate America has worked hand-in-glove with the Pentagon for decades -- dreaming about, planning, and actually constructing secret underground bases. And newly-uncovered information indicates that the strangeness continues with bizarre, high-tech gadgets like portable, hand-held surgical lasers and injectable electronic IDs as small as a grain of rice!


A History of Linear Electric Motors by Eric R. Laithwaite

A History of Linear Electric Motors
  • Title : A History of Linear Electric Motors
  • Author : Eric R. Laithwaite
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 1349082961
  • Pages : 389
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  • Language : English
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The Book of Ruby by Huw Collingbourne

The Book of Ruby
  • Title : The Book of Ruby
  • Author : Huw Collingbourne
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • ISBN Code : 1593272944
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Covers the features of Ruby, including such topics as strings, class hierarchies, arrays and hashes, loops, methods, exception handling, symbols, YAML, and debugging.


Integrated Computer Technologies in Mechanical Engineering by Mykola Nechyporuk,Vladimir Pavlikov,Dmitriy Kritskiy

Integrated Computer Technologies in Mechanical Engineering
  • Title : Integrated Computer Technologies in Mechanical Engineering
  • Author : Mykola Nechyporuk,Vladimir Pavlikov,Dmitriy Kritskiy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030376184
  • Pages : 553
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  • Language : English
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This book presents the proceedings of the 2019 International Scientific and Technical Conference “Integrated Computer Technologies in Mechanical Engineering” – Synergetic Engineering (ICTM’ 2019). The ICTM was established by the National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” to bring together outstanding researchers and practitioners in the fields of information technology in the design and manufacture of engines, creation of rocket space systems, and aerospace engineering from around the globe all to share their knowledge and expertise. The ICTM’2019 conference was held in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on November 28–30, 2019. During the event, technical exchanges between the research communities took place in the form of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and special sessions. In addition, participants had the opportunity to forge new collaborations with their fellow researchers. ICTM’2019 received 172 submissions from various countries. This book features selected papers offering insights into the following topics: Information technology in the design and manufacture of engines; Information technology in the creation of rocket space systems; Aerospace engineering; Transport systems and logistics; Big data and data science; Nano-modeling; Artificial intelligence and smart systems; Networks and communication; Cyber-physical system and IoE; Software Engineering and IT-infrastructure. The organizers of ICTM 2019 made great efforts to ensure the success of this conference. The authors would like to thank all the members of the ICTM’2019 Advisory Committee for their guidance and advice, the members of Program Committee and Organizing Committee, the referees for their time and effort in reviewing and soliciting the papers, and the authors for their contributions to the formation of a common intellectual environment for solving relevant scientific problems. Also, the authors are grateful to Springer, especially Janusz Kacprzyk and Thomas Ditzinger as the editors responsible for the series “Advances in Intelligent System and Computing” for their valuable support in publishing these selected papers.


Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques by G.S. Settles

Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques
  • Title : Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques
  • Author : G.S. Settles
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3642566405
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Schlieren and shadowgraph techniques are basic and valuable tools in various scientific and engineering disciplines. They allow us to see the invisible: the optical inhomogeneities in transparent media like air, water, and glass that otherwise cause only ghostly distortions of our normal vision. These techniques are discussed briefly in many books and papers, but there is no up-to-date complete treatment of the subject before now. The book is intended as a practical guide for those who want to use these methods, as well as a resource for a broad range of disciplines where scientific visualization is important. The colorful 400-year history of these methods is covered in an extensive introductory chapter accessible to all readers.


Energy and Environment by Y.H. Mori,K. Ohnishi

Energy and Environment
  • Title : Energy and Environment
  • Author : Y.H. Mori,K. Ohnishi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 4431683259
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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It is becoming evident that satisfying the ever-increasing global demand for energy is having a major impact on the environment. The technologies required to minimize such impacts are discussed here in an in-depth overview and review of a broad spectrum of energy and environmental issues. The first five sections of the book deal directly with scientific and technological topics: the production, transportation, and utilization of electric power; thermal science and engineering for energy conservation/utilization processes; gas hydrates; multiphase mechanics for energy and environmental technology; pollutants and radioactive wastes in the earth. The sixth section, unique in a book of this type, focuses on education, recording a panel discussion on solutions to problems of energy and environment. For specialists and nonspecialists alike, the book is thus a valuable guide to the technological challenges for the future.


Materials Chemistry by Bradley D. Fahlman

Materials Chemistry
  • Title : Materials Chemistry
  • Author : Bradley D. Fahlman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9402412557
  • Pages : 815
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  • Language : English
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The 3rd edition of this successful textbook continues to build on the strengths that were recognized by a 2008 Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). Materials Chemistry addresses inorganic-, organic-, and nano-based materials from a structure vs. property treatment, providing a suitable breadth and depth coverage of the rapidly evolving materials field — in a concise format. The 3rd edition offers significant updates throughout, with expanded sections on sustainability, energy storage, metal-organic frameworks, solid electrolytes, solvothermal/microwave syntheses, integrated circuits, and nanotoxicity. Most appropriate for Junior/Senior undergraduate students, as well as first-year graduate students in chemistry, physics, or engineering fields, Materials Chemistry may also serve as a valuable reference to industrial researchers. Each chapter concludes with a section that describes important materials applications, and an updated list of thought-provoking questions.


Superconductivity by R.G. Sharma

Superconductivity
  • Title : Superconductivity
  • Author : R.G. Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319137131
  • Pages : 414
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  • Language : English
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This book presents the basics and applications of superconducting magnets. It explains the phenomenon of superconductivity, theories of superconductivity, type II superconductors and high-temperature cuprate superconductors. The main focus of the book is on the application to superconducting magnets to accelerators and fusion reactors and other applications of superconducting magnets. The thermal and electromagnetic stability criteria of the conductors and the present status of the fabrication techniques for future magnet applications are addressed. The book is based on the long experience of the author in studying superconducting materials, building magnets and numerous lectures delivered to scholars. A researcher and graduate student will enjoy reading the book to learn various aspects of magnet applications of superconductivity. The book provides the knowledge in the field of applied superconductivity in a comprehensive way.


How to Live a Low-carbon Life by Chris Goodall

How to Live a Low-carbon Life
  • Title : How to Live a Low-carbon Life
  • Author : Chris Goodall
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • ISBN Code : 1844074269
  • Pages : 319
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  • Language : English
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The world’s population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed.Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the sta


Artificial Intelligence: Anthropogenic Nature vs. Social Origin by Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi

Artificial Intelligence: Anthropogenic Nature vs. Social Origin
  • Title : Artificial Intelligence: Anthropogenic Nature vs. Social Origin
  • Author : Elena G. Popkova,Bruno S. Sergi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030393194
  • Pages : 878
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  • Language : English
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This book presents advanced research studies on the topic of artificial intelligence as a component of social and economic relations and processes. It gathers research papers from the International Research-to-Practice Conference “The 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects” (May 23–24, 2019, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) and the International Research-to-Practice Conference “Economics of Pleasure: a Science of Enjoying Economic Activities” (October 3–5, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic). Both conferences were organized by the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization “Institute of Scientific Communications” (Volgograd). What sets this book apart from other publications on the topic of artificial intelligence is that it approaches AI not as a technological tool, but as an economic entity. Bringing together papers by representatives of various fields of social and human knowledge, it systematically reflects on various economic, social, and legal aspects of the creation, application, and development of artificial intelligence. Given the multidisciplinary nature of its content, the book will appeal to a broad target audience, including those engaged in developing AI (scientific research institutes and universities), and Industry 4.0 enterprises interested in its implementation, as well as state regulators for the digital economy.


Transportation Decision Making by Kumares C. Sinha,Samuel Labi

Transportation Decision Making
  • Title : Transportation Decision Making
  • Author : Kumares C. Sinha,Samuel Labi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118169662
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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This pioneering text provides a holistic approach to decisionmaking in transportation project development and programming, whichcan help transportation professionals to optimize their investmentchoices. The authors present a proven set of methodologies forevaluating transportation projects that ensures that all costs andimpacts are taken into consideration. The text's logical organization gets readers started with asolid foundation in basic principles and then progressively buildson that foundation. Topics covered include: Developing performance measures for evaluation, estimatingtravel demand, and costing transportation projects Performing an economic efficiency evaluation that accounts forsuch factors as travel time, safety, and vehicle operatingcosts Evaluating a project's impact on economic development and landuse as well as its impact on society and culture Assessing a project's environmental impact, including airquality, noise, ecology, water resources, and aesthetics Evaluating alternative projects on the basis of multipleperformance criteria Programming transportation investments so that resources can beoptimally allocated to meet facility-specific and system-widegoals Each chapter begins with basic definitions and concepts followedby a methodology for impact assessment. Relevant legislation isdiscussed and available software for performing evaluations ispresented. At the end of each chapter, readers are providedresources for detailed investigation of particular topics. Theseinclude Internet sites and publications of international anddomestic agencies and research institutions. The authors alsoprovide a companion Web site that offers updates, data foranalysis, and case histories of project evaluation and decisionmaking. Given that billions of dollars are spent each year ontransportation systems in the United States alone, and that thereis a need for thorough and rational evaluation and decision makingfor cost-effective system preservation and improvement, this textshould be on the desks of all transportation planners, engineers,and educators. With exercises in every chapter, this text is anideal coursebook for the subject of transportation systems analysisand evaluation.


Site Reliability Engineering by Betsy Beyer,Chris Jones,Jennifer Petoff,Niall Richard Murphy

Site Reliability Engineering
  • Title : Site Reliability Engineering
  • Author : Betsy Beyer,Chris Jones,Jennifer Petoff,Niall Richard Murphy
  • Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
  • ISBN Code : 1491951184
  • Pages : 552
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  • Language : English
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The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use


Prosperity by Jane Golley,Linda Jaivin

Prosperity
  • Title : Prosperity
  • Author : Jane Golley,Linda Jaivin
  • Publisher : ANU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1760462039
  • Pages : 365
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  • Language : English
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A ‘moderately prosperous society’ with no Chinese individual left behind—that’s the vision for China set out by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a number of important speeches in 2017. ‘Moderate’ prosperity may seem like a modest goal for a country with more billionaires (609 at last count) than the US. But the ‘China Story’ is a complex one. The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity surveys the important events, pronouncements, and personalitites that defined 2017. It also presents a range of perspectives, from the global to the individual, the official to the unofficial, from mainland China to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Together, the stories present a richly textured portrait of a nation that in just forty years has lifted itself from universal poverty to (unequally distributed) wealth, changing itself and the world in the process.


Visions by Michio Kaku

Visions
  • Title : Visions
  • Author : Michio Kaku
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 9780192880185
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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This volume collects the research of today's scientists to explore the possibilities of the science of tomorrow. Among the issues covered are how decoding DNA will allow us to alter and reshape our genetic heritage, and how quantum physicists will harness the energy of the Universe.


Keep Moving, Towards Sustainable Mobility by Bert van Wee

Keep Moving, Towards Sustainable Mobility
  • Title : Keep Moving, Towards Sustainable Mobility
  • Author : Bert van Wee
  • Publisher : Eleven International Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9789490947842
  • Pages : 205
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The focus of this book is on the environmental impact of mobility and how this can be reduced before 2050. Based on scientific evidence, the book provides policy makers with a broad and multifaceted inspiration to develop effective policies on sustainable mobility. Different visions and facets to solutions are put forth by world-renowned experts, with leading international researchers and authors providing contributions on a wide range of topics in the field of sustainable mobility. The book also contains a reflection on a European Union study commissioned by the Raad voor de Leefomgeving en Infrastructuur (Council for the Environment and Infrastructure) and concludes with a description of inspiring cases of multinationals who integrated sustainable mobility in their corporate visions. It was published to coincide with the conference "Keep Moving, Towards Sustainable Mobility," which was held in October 2012 in Rotterdam.


BRICS Innovative Competitiveness Report 2017 by Xinli Zhao,Minrong Li,Maoxing Huang,Alexander Sokolov

BRICS Innovative Competitiveness Report 2017
  • Title : BRICS Innovative Competitiveness Report 2017
  • Author : Xinli Zhao,Minrong Li,Maoxing Huang,Alexander Sokolov
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 981108078X
  • Pages : 325
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The Report predicts that the coming five years will witness the five countries keep improving in national innovative competitiveness, with China and Russia maintaining their strong growth momentum, India growing at a moderate rate, and Brazil and South Africa gradually picking up speed and climbing out of the trough. It estimates that the five countries’ national innovative competitiveness will be keeping steady growth by 2030. The General Reports part presents a comprehensive analysis of the current status and achievements of STI cooperation between China and other BRICS countries and proposes priority areas of BRICS STI cooperation to provide valuable decision inputs for the BRICS countries to accelerate the improvement of their national innovative competitiveness. The Country Reports part respectively analyzes and makes predictions on the national innovative competitiveness of the BRICS countries based on a survey of their STI development and STI cooperation within the BRICS framework. The Thematic Reports part focuses on four thematic areas closely related to STI, i.e. digital economy, financial inclusion, energy, and agriculture, and offers detailed analysis of the STI development and potential of the countries in relevant areas, providing additional inputs for a further understanding of the national innovative competitiveness of the BRICS countries.


Improving the Airport Customer Experience by Bruce J. Boudreau,Greg Detmer,Susan Tam,Stephanie Box,Ryan Burke,Joanne Paternoster,Lou Carbone

Improving the Airport Customer Experience
  • Title : Improving the Airport Customer Experience
  • Author : Bruce J. Boudreau,Greg Detmer,Susan Tam,Stephanie Box,Ryan Burke,Joanne Paternoster,Lou Carbone
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780309375580
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience documents notable and emerging practices in airport customer service management that increase customer satisfaction, recognizing the different types of customers (such as passengers, meeters and greeters, and employees) and types and sizes of airports. It also identifies potential improvements that airports could make for their customers." -- Publisher's description


The Art Direction Handbook for Film by Michael Rizzo

The Art Direction Handbook for Film
  • Title : The Art Direction Handbook for Film
  • Author : Michael Rizzo
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1136068708
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Whether you'd like to be an art director or already are one, this book contains valuable solutions that will help you get ahead. This comprehensive, thorough professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, constructing scenery, and surviving production. You will not only learn how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure future jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, along with interviews with prominent art directors, relevant real-life anecdotes, and blueprints, sketches, photographs, and stills from Hollywood sets.


All the Wonder that Would Be by Stephen Webb

All the Wonder that Would Be
  • Title : All the Wonder that Would Be
  • Author : Stephen Webb
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319517597
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

It has been argued that science fiction (SF) gives a kind of weather forecast – not the telling of a fortune but rather the rough feeling of what the future might be like. The intention in this book is to consider some of these bygone forecasts made by SF and to use this as a prism through which to view current developments in science and technology. In each of the ten main chapters - dealing in turn with antigravity, space travel, aliens, time travel, the nature of reality, invisibility, robots, means of transportation, augmentation of the human body, and, last but not least, mad scientists - common assumptions once made by the SF community about how the future would turn out are compared with our modern understanding of various scientific phenomena and, in some cases, with the industrial scaling of computational and technological breakthroughs. A further intention is to explain how the predictions and expectations of SF were rooted in the scientific orthodoxy of their day, and use this to explore how our scientific understanding of various topics has developed over time, as well as to demonstrate how the ideas popularized in SF subsequently influenced working scientists. Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook on distance determination in astronomy and cosmology as well as several popular science books.


Imagine Design Create by Tom Wujec

Imagine Design Create
  • Title : Imagine Design Create
  • Author : Tom Wujec
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781595910677
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Imagine, design, create offers a wide-ranging look at how the creative process and the tools of design are dramatically changing - and where design is headed int he coming years. Bringing together stories of good design happening around the world, the book shows how people are using fresh design approaches and new capabilities to solve problems, create opportunities, and improve the way we live and work"-- Book jacket.


Global Space Governance: An International Study by Ram S. Jakhu,Joseph N. Pelton

Global Space Governance: An International Study
  • Title : Global Space Governance: An International Study
  • Author : Ram S. Jakhu,Joseph N. Pelton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319543644
  • Pages : 767
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is based on the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Global Space Governance study commissioned by the 2014 Montreal Declaration that called upon civil society, academics, governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders to undertake an international interdisciplinary study. The study took three years to complete. It examines the drivers of space regulations and standards, key regulatory problems, and especially addresses possible improvements in global space governance. The world's leading experts led the drafting of chapters, with input from academics and knowledgeable professionals in the public and private sectors, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations from all the regions of the world with over 80 total participants. This book and areas identified for priority action are to be presented to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and it is hoped will be considered directly or indirectly at the UNISPACE+50 event in Vienna, Austria, in 2018. The report, a collective work of all the contributors, includes objective analysis and frank statements expressed without pressure of political, national, and occupational concerns or interest. It is peer-reviewed and carefully edited to ensure its accuracy, preciseness, and readability. It is expected that the study and derivative recommendations will form the basis for deliberations and decisions at international conferences and meetings around the world on the theme of global space governance. This will hopefully include future discussion at the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.


High-Speed Rail and Sustainability by Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez,Elizabeth Deakin

High-Speed Rail and Sustainability
  • Title : High-Speed Rail and Sustainability
  • Author : Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez,Elizabeth Deakin
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 131748584X
  • Pages : 370
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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High speed rail (HSR) is being touted as a strategic investment for connecting people across regions, while also fostering prosperity and smart urban growth. However, as its popularity increases, its implementation has become contentious with various parties contesting the validity of socioeconomic and environmental objectives put forward as justification for investment. High Speed Rail and Sustainability explores the environmental, economic and social effects of developing a HSR system, presenting new evaluations of the proposed system in California in the US as well as lessons from international experience. Drawing upon the accumulated experience from past HSR system development around the world, leading experts present a diverse set of perspectives as well as diverse contexts of implementation. Assessments of the California case as well as cases from Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China, and the UK show how governments and stakeholders have bridged the gap between the vision and the realities of connecting metropolitan regions through HSR. This is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers in the areas of urban planning, civil engineering, transportation and environmental design.