Human Being @ Risk: Enhancement, Technology, and the Evaluation of Vulnerability Transformations

Whereas standard approaches to risk and vulnerability presuppose a strict separation between humans and their world, this book develops an existential-phenomenological approach according to which we are always already beings-at-risk. Moreover, it is argued that in our struggle against vulnerability, we create new vulnerabilities and thereby transform ourselves as much as we transform the world. Responding to the discussion about huma...

Numerical Methods for Engineers

Instructors love Numerical Methods for Engineers because it makes teaching easy! Students love it because it is written for them--with clear explanations and examples throughout. The text features a broad array of applications that span all engineering disciplines. The sixth edition retains the successful instructional techniques of earlier editions. Chapra and Canale's unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called...

Supported Layered Double Hydroxides as CO2 Adsorbents for Sorption-enhanced H2 production

This thesis presents a combination of material synthesis and characterization with process modeling. In it, the CO2 adsorption properties of hydrotalcites are enhanced through the production of novel supported hybrids (carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide) and the promotion with alkali metals. Hydrogen is regarded as a sustainable energy carrier, since the end users produce no carbon emissions. However, given that most of the hydrogen...

Engineering and High Performance Plastics

Engineering and high performance polymers cover a wide spectrum of materials that are valued, amongst other things, for their temperature resistance, strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance in many demanding applications. This new market report from Rapra, discusses their key performance properties, the trends in material developments, and their application in automotive, electrical & electronics, industrial, cons...

Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering

From the Foreword "Getting CPS dependability right is essential to forming a solid foundation for a world that increasingly depends on such systems. This book represents the cutting edge of what we know about rigorous ways to ensure that our CPS designs are trustworthy. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get a deep look at these concepts that will form a cornerstone for future CPS designs." --Phil Koopman, Carnegie Mellon Universi...

Henry Mathieu - Physique des semiconducteurs et des composants électroniques - 6ème édition

Cet ouvrage de référence dresse un panorama très complet de la physique des semiconducteurs et des composants électroniques. Cette sixième édition a été refondue complètement pour tenir compte de l'évolution des semiconducteurs et des composants. Ainsi, l'accent est mis sur les composants les plus utilisés (MOSFET en particulier). Les points mémoire à semiconducteur (Flash…) et les nanocomposants (SET, transistor nanotube, nanofils…)...

Molecular Imprinting

Molecular imprinting is one of the most efficient methods to fabricate functional polymer structures with pre-defined molecular recognition selectivity. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) have been used as antibody and enzyme mimics in a large number of applications. The outstanding stability and straightforward preparation make MIPs ideal substitutes for biologically derived molecular recognition materials, especially for develop...

Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings

As software skills rise to the forefront of design concerns, the art of structural conceptualization is often minimized. Structural engineering, however, requires the marriage of artistic and intuitive designs with mathematical accuracy and detail. Computer analysis works to solidify and extend the creative idea or concept that might have started out as a sketch on the back of an envelope. From Sketches on the Back of an Envelope to ...

Arguments That Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012

In a rapidly changing world, we rely upon experts to assess the promise and risks of new technology. But how do these experts make sense of a highly uncertain future? In Arguments that Count, Rebecca Slayton offers an important new perspective. Drawing on new historical documents and interviews as well as perspectives in science and technology studies, she provides an original account of how scientists came to terms with the unpreced...