Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

"Project Plowshare received its name from the book of Isaiah 2:4 ('beat their swords into plowshares'). Launched with enthusiasm in 1957, Plowshare attempted to utilize nuclear explosions for peaceful activities. The US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ultimately conducted 27 underground nuclear explosions in a quest to create new elements for various purposes, build heat storage caverns, build canals, exploit minerals, and excavate ro...

Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters (2nd edition)

I received this second edition of the book through the Amazon Prime pre-order. In this edition, the authors have put in significant amount of effort to bring the text to the present state-of-the-art in Delta-Sigma Data Converter design by including a clear and detailed exposition on Continuous-time and Incremental Delta-Sigma converters, and augmenting other important topics including mismatch shaping, MASH/Noise-coupling, Bandpass a...

Surface Plasmon Enhanced, Coupled and Controlled Fluorescence

Explains the principles and current thinking behind plasmon enhanced Fluorescence Describes the current developments in Surface Plasmon Enhanced, Coupled and Controlled Fluorescence Details methods used to understand solar energy conversion, detect and quantify DNA more quickly and accurately, and enhance the timeliness and accuracy of digital immunoassays Contains contributions by the world’s leading scientists in the area of fluore...

Advances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics

This volume explores cognitive ergonomics, which is concerned with mental processes―otherwise known as brain work. It discusses perception, memory, reasoning, and motor response, as they affect interactions among humans and other elements of a system. Topics will include mental workload, decision-making, skilled performance, human-computer interaction, human reliability, work stress and training as these relate to human-system design.

The Art of Analog Layout

For courses in Analog Layout. The first textbook in the field. This text provides students with a broad understanding of the issues involved in successfully laying out analog integrated circuits-ranging from the mechanics of layout to essential information about many related areas, such as device physics, processing, failure modes and effects, device operation, parasitics, and matching. It emphasizes practical knowledge.

Highway Capacity Manual 2010

This latest edition will significantly update how engineers and planners assess the traffic and environmental effects of highway projects: It is the first HCM to provide an integrated multimodal approach to the analysis and evaluation of urban streets from the points of view of automobile drivers, transit passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians; It is the first to address the proper application of micro-simulation analysis and the ev...

Air Transport Management: An international perspective

Commercial air transport is a global multimillion dollar industry that underpins the world economy and facilitates the movement of over 3 billion passengers and 50 million tonnes of air freight worldwide each year. With a clearly structured topic-based approach, this textbook presents readers with the key issues in air transport management, including: aviation law and regulation, economics, finance, airport and airline management, en...

Applying FOUNDATION Fieldbus

A comprehensive and practical guide to the theory, engineering, and implementation of FOUNDATION Fieldbus in process control systems, this book: * overviews the theory of the operations and basic concepts of the Foundation Fieldbus standards. * provides knowledge of the different topologies and installation options available in FOUNDATION Fieldbus standards and their applications for enabling engineers to design control systems to so...

Principles of Artificial Neural Networks, 3rd Edition

Artificial neural networks are most suitable for solving problems that are complex, ill-defined, highly nonlinear, of many and different variables, and/or stochastic. Such problems are abundant in medicine, in finance, in security and beyond. This volume covers the basic theory and architecture of the major artificial neural networks. Uniquely, it presents 18 complete case studies of applications of neural networks in various fields,...