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Classical, Semi-classical and Quantum Noise

David Middleton was a towering figure of 20th Century engineering and science and one of the founders of statistical communication theory. During the second World War, the young David Middleton, working with Van Fleck, devised the notion of the matched filter, which is the most basic method used for detecting signals in noise. Over the intervening six decades, the contributions of Middleton have become classics. This collection of es...

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Building A Virtual Assistant For Raspberry PI

Build a voice-controlled virtual assistant using speech-to-text engines, text-to-speech engines, and conversation modules. This book shows you how to program the virtual assistant to gather data from the internet (weather data, data from Wikipedia, data mining); play music; and take notes. Each chapter covers building a mini project/module to make the virtual assistant better. You'll develop the software on Linux or OS X before trans...

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Formulaire de la Construction Métallique

Ce formulaire contient les formules de résistance proposées par tous les textes applicables aujourd'hui en France : Règles CM66 et Additif 80, normes françaises d'assemblages, et Eurocode 3. Dans ce dernier cas, il s'agit toujours des solutions préconisées par la norme expérimentale française XP P22-311 qui, par adaptation nationale, peuvent différer quelque peu de celles du texte original européen, mais sont seules effectivement app...

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Vibration Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2014

Vibration Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2014 goes beyond the standard software manual. It concurrently introduces the reader to vibration analysis and its implementation in SolidWorks Simulation using hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented to illustrate vibration analysis and related topics. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills and understanding gained from previous exercises. Vibration Analysis with ...

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Modeling Shallow Water Flows Using the Discontinuous Galerkin Method

Replacing the Traditional Physical Model Approach Computational models offer promise in improving the modeling of shallow water flows. As new techniques are considered, the process continues to change and evolve. Modeling Shallow Water Flows Using the Discontinuous Galerkin Method examines a technique that focuses on hyperbolic conservation laws and includes one-dimensional and two-dimensional shallow water flows and pollutant transp...

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Ecology of Weeds

The classic reference on weeds and invasive plants has been revised and updated. The Third Edition of this authoritative reference provides an in-depth understanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so you can manage and control them more effectively. The guide includes an introduction to weeds and invasive plants in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. With exte...

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Introduction to Nanotheranostics

This book offers readers an introduction to the current status of nanoparticles and other nanomaterials that have potential applications in theranostics. Above all, it highlights the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of metallic (e.g. Au, Ag), semiconducting quantum dots (e.g. CdSe, CdTe), magnetic (e.g. Fe3O4, FePt, Co), and multifunctional (combination of two or three) nanoparticles.

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Laser Fragmentation and Melting of Particles

Based on the current state of the art Marcus Lau demonstrates an improved experimental design for defined laser irradiation of particles in liquid environment. The experimental results achieved with the designed reactor demonstrate how particle properties can be modified by defined laser energy dose input. By utilizing different model materials new insights into laser processing of particles in liquids are gained that allow an enhanc...

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Career Paths - Mechanics: Teacher's Book

Career Paths: Mechanics is a new educational resource for professional mechanics who want to improve their English communication in a work environment. Incorporating career-specific vocabulary and contexts, each unit offers step-by-step instruction that immerses students in the four key language components: reading, listening, speaking and writing.

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Aptamers: Tools for Nanotherapy and Molecular Imaging

Aptamers, often termed as ‘chemical antibodies,’ are an emerging class of synthetic ligands for efficient target-specific molecular recognition. The objective of this book is to highlight recent advances and potential of aptamers in various disease conditions. . This book focuses on the applications of aptamers in targeted nanotherapy, detection, and in molecular imaging in various disease conditions such as cancer, neurological dise...