The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause
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The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause

The Necessary and Proper Clause is one of the most important parts of the U.S. Constitution. Today this short thirty-nine word paragraph is cited as the legal foundation for much of the modern federal government. Yet constitutional scholars have pronounced its origins and original meaning a mystery. Through three independent lines of research, the authors trace the lineage of the Necessary and Proper Clause to the everyday law of the...

Weapons Systems : Annual Assessment and Cybersecurity
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Weapons Systems : Annual Assessment and Cybersecurity

DOD acquires new weapons for its warfighters through a management process known as the Defense Acquisition System. Chapter 1 contains GAO's 16th annual assessment of the Department of Defense's (DOD) $1.66 trillion portfolio of 86 major weapon systems acquisition programs. It examines changes in the portfolio since 2016, including DOD's progress implementing acquisition reforms. The Department of Defense (DOD) faces mounting challeng...

Selecting Injection Molds: Weighing Cost vs. Productivity
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Selecting Injection Molds: Weighing Cost vs. Productivity

If you are new to plastic injection molding and making injection molds, then this is the right book for you. It takes you from zero to some degree, but if you have a little bit of experience (let's say you work for a company for one year), this will show you some other methods on what you are doing at the moment. You'll find some proof for what you learned so far. You'll find yourself noding all the time while you are reading the boo...

Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation And Analysis (Sackler NAS Colloquium)
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Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation And Analysis

  In March 2003, the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia presented the Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Featuring senior investigators of specific methods and materials, the papers in this book examine the application of scientific methods to the study and conservation of art and cultural properties. ...

Forensic Investigations and Risk Management in Mobile and Wireless Communications
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Forensic Investigations and Risk Management in Mobile and Wireless Communications

Mobile forensics has grown from a relatively obscure tradecraft to a crucial part of many criminal investigations, and is now used daily by examiners and analysts within local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as within the military, US government organizations, and the private "e-Discovery" industry. Developments in forensic research, tools, and processes over the past decade have been very successful and continue to chang...

Ethics and the Built Environment (Professional Ethics)
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Ethics and the Built Environment (Professional Ethics)

Much has been written in recent years on environmental ethics relating to the more general 'natural' environment but little specifically written about ethics of the built environment. Ethics and the Built Environment responds to this need and offers a debate on the ethical dimension of building in all its forms from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and approaches. This book should be of interest to architects, students of build...

Safety of Reactive Chemicals and Pyrotechnics
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Safety of Reactive Chemicals and Pyrotechnics

This book is a general review of the hazard associated with the manipulation of reactive chemicals. It was one of my first readings on the subject and was very instructive, very general and not too theoretical. The book gives the classical basic criteria for suspecting a substance to be hazardous, describes the energy release mechanisms, then explains clearly the different theoretical and experimental methods for hazard screening and...

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis introduces, engineering and architectural students, to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including: beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The content in this textbook covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. Although it...

Control Systems for Complete Idiots
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Control Systems for Complete Idiots

This is a good introduction to control systems. This covers most of the topics covered in a typical beginners control system class, albeit with less rigor. This is a good place to start learning about control systems.