Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century

Groundwater is integral to many human and environmental systems but there are significant challenges in dealing with the impact of anthropogenic activities on groundwater systems. These challenges need innovative solutions. This book contains a wide range of content, from a discussion of the Australian regulatory framework for unconventional hydrocarbons, the extraction of which have the potential to significantly impact groundwater ...

Scientific Scholarly Communication: The Changing Landscape

This book critically examines the historical developments and current trends in the scientific scholarly communication system, issues and challenges in scientific scholarly publishing and scientific data sharing, implications and debates associated with the influence of intellectual property rights on scientific information sharing, and new trends related to peer reviewing and measuring the impact of scientific publications. Based on...

Grundkurs Leistungselektronik

Dieses Lehrbuch gibt eine verständliche Einführung in die Leistungselektronik. Aufbau und Wirkungsweise fremd-, last- und selbstgeführter Schaltungen werden vorgestellt. Steuerverfahren, Schalt- und Modulationsfunktionen werden behandelt. Komplexe Sachverhalte werden auf einfache Modelle reduziert. Funktionen werden mit einem geringen mathematischen Aufwand beschrieben. Die siebte Auflage ist überarbeitet und aktualisiert. So wird je...

Shale Analytics: Data-Driven Analytics in Unconventional Resources

This book describes the application of modern information technology to reservoir modeling and well management in shale. While coveringShale Analytics, it focuses on reservoir modeling and production management of shale plays, since conventional reservoir and production modeling techniques do not perform well in this environment. Topics covered include tools for analysis, predictive modeling and optimization of production from shale ...

Rough Computing: Theories, Technologies and Applications

Rough set theory is a new soft computing tool which deals with vagueness and uncertainty. It has attracted the attention of researchers and practitioners worldwide, and has been successfully applied to many fields such as knowledge discovery, decision support, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Rough Computing: Theories, Technologies and Applications offers the most comprehensive coverage of key rough computing research, surv...

3rd International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise

This volume presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Movement, Health and Exercise 2016 (MoHE2016). The conference was jointly organized by the Biomedical Engineering Department and Sports Centre, University of Malaya. It was held in Malacca, from 28-30 September 2016. MoHE 2016 provided a good opportunity for speakers and participants to actively discuss about recent developments in a wide range of topics in t...

Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies

This collection offers new research findings, innovations, and industrial technological developments in extractive metallurgy, energy and environment, and materials processing.Technical topics included in the book are thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical reactions, electrochemical processing of materials, plasma processing of materials, composite materials, ionic liquids, thermal energy storage, energy efficient and environme...

Fundamentals of Statistical Hydrology

This textbook covers the main applications of statistical methods in hydrology. It is written for upper undergraduate and graduate students but can be used as a helpful guide for hydrologists, geographers, meteorologists and engineers. The book is very useful for teaching, as it covers the main topics of the subject and contains many worked out examples and proposed exercises. Starting from simple notions of the essential graphical e...

Resource Management for Multimedia Services in High Data Rate Wireless Networks

This brief offers a valuable resource on principles of quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning and the related link-layer resource management techniques for high data-rate wireless networks. The primary emphasis is on protocol modeling and analysis. It introduces media access control (MAC) protocols, standards of wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless personal area networks (WPANs), and wireless body area networks (WBANs), disc...