A guide that examines the history and current state of 2.5D printing and explores the relationship between two and three dimensions
2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material culture and heritage and how this knowledge can be used to design and develop new methods for texture printing. The authors review the evolving research and interest in working towards developing methods to: capture, measure and model the surface qualities of 3D and 2D objects, represent the appearance of surface, material and textural qualities, and print or reproduce the material and textural qualities.
The text reflects information on the topic from a broad range of fields including science, technology, art, design, conservation, perception, and computer modelling. 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications provides a survey of traditional methods of capturing 2.5D through painting and sculpture, and how the human perception is able to judge and compare differences. This important text:
- Bridges the gap between the technical and perceptual domains of 2D and 3D printing
- Discusses perceptual texture, color, illusion, and visual impact to offer a unique perspective
- Explores how to print a convincing rendering of texture that integrates the synthesis of texture in fine art paintings, with digital deposition printing
- Describes contemporary methods for capturing surface qualities and methods for modelling and measuring, and ways that it is currently being used
- Considers the impact of 2.5D for future technologies
2.5D Printing is a hands-on guide that provides visual inspiration, comparisons between traditional and digital technologies, case studies, and a wealth of references to the world of texture printing.
Please visit the companion website at: www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d .
A reliable and focused treatment of the emergent technology of fifth generation (5G) networks
This book provides an understanding of the most recent developments in 5G, from both theoretical and industrial perspectives. It identifies and discusses technical challenges and recent results related to improving capacity and spectral efficiency on the radio interface side, and operations management on the core network side. It covers both existing network technologies and those currently in development in three major areas of 5G: spectrum extension, spatial spectrum utilization, and core network and network topology management. It explores new spectrum opportunities; the capability of radio access technology; and the operation of network infrastructure and heterogeneous QoE provisioning.
5G Networks: Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management is split into five sections: Physical Layer for 5G Radio Interface Technologies; Radio Access Technology for 5G Networks; 5G Network Interworking and Core Network Advancements; Vertical 5G Applications; and R&D and 5G Standardization. It starts by introducing emerging technologies in 5G software, hardware, and management aspects before moving on to cover waveform design for 5G and beyond; code design for multi-user MIMO; network slicing for 5G networks; machine type communication in the 5G era; provisioning unlicensed LAA interface for smart grid applications; moving toward all-IT 5G end-to-end infrastructure; and more. This valuable resource:
- Provides a comprehensive reference for all layers of 5G networks
- Focuses on fundamental issues in an easy language that is understandable by a wide audience
- Includes both beginner and advanced examples at the end of each section
- Features sections on major open research challenges
5G Networks: Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management is an excellent book for graduate students, academic researchers, and industry professionals, involved in 5G technology.
A guide to the 3GPP-specified 5G physical layer with a focus on the new beam-based dimension in the radio system
5G New Radio: A Beam-based Air Interface is an authoritative guide to the newly 3GPP-specified 5G physical layer. The contributors—noted experts on the topic and creators of the actual standard—focus on the beam-based operation which is a new dimension in the radio system due to the millimeter wave deployments of 5G. The book contains information that complements the 3GPP specification and helps to connect the dots regarding key features.
The book assumes a basic knowledge of multi-antenna technologies and covers the physical layer aspects related to beam operation, such as initial access, details of reference signal design, beam management, and DL and UL data channel transmission. The contributors also provide a brief overview of standardization efforts, IMT-2020 submission, 5G spectrum, and performance analysis of 5G components. This important text:
- Contains information on the 3GPP-specified 5G physical layer
- Highlights the beam-based operation
- Covers the physical layer aspects related to beam operation
- Includes contributions from experts who created the standard
Written for students and development engineers working with 5G NR, 5G New Radio: A Beam-based Air Interface offers an expert analysis of the 3GPP-specified 5G physical layer.
Discover how the NG-RAN architecture is, and isn't, ready for the challenges introduced by 5G
5G Radio Access Network Architecture: The Dark Side of 5G explores foundational and advanced topics in Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture and why a re-thinking of that architecture is necessary to support new 5G requirements. The distinguished engineer and editor Sasha Sirotkin has included numerous works written by industry insiders with state of the art research at their disposal. The book explains the relevant standards and technologies from an academic perspective, but also explains why particular standards decisions were made and how a variety of NG-RAN architecture options could be deployed in real-life networks.
All major standards and technologies associated with the NG-RAN architecture are discussed in this book, including 3GPP, O-RAN, Small Cell Forum, IEEE, and IETF. Readers will learn about how a re-design of the RAN architecture would ensure that 5G networks can deliver their promised throughput and low latency KPIs consistently and sustainably.
The book is structured as follows:
- An overview of the market drivers of the NG-RAN architecture, like spectrum models, 5G-relevant regulatory considerations, and 5G radio interface technical requirements
- An overview of the 5G System, from the core network, to the RAN, to the radio interface protocols and physical layer, with emphasis on how these are different compared to 4G
- Release-15 RAN architectures defined in 3GPP, O-RAN, and Small Cell Forum
- RAN architecture evolution in Release-16 and Release-17
- Enabling technologies, like virtualization, open source technologies, multi-access edge (MEC) computing, and operations, administration, and management (OAM)
- NG-RAN deployment considerations, objectives, and challenges, like costs, spectrum and radio propagation considerations, and coverage
Perfect for network designers and operators who require a solid understanding of the NG-RAN architecture, 5G Radio Access Network Architecture also belongs on the bookshelves of network engineers who aim to increase their understanding of the standards and technologies relevant to the NG-RAN architecture.
A comprehensive guide to 5G technology, applications and potential for the future
5G brings new technology solutions to the 5G mobile networks including new spectrum options, new antenna structures, new physical layer and protocols designs and new network architectures. 5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio is a comprehensive resource that offers explanations of 5G specifications, performance evaluations, aspects of device design, practical deployment considerations and illustrative examples from field experiences.
With contributions from a panel of international experts on the topic, the book presents the main new technology components in 5G and describes the physical layer, radio protocols and network performance. The authors review the deployment aspects such as site density and transport network and explore the 5G performance aspects including data rates and coverage and latency. The book also contains illustrative examples of practical field measurement. In addition, the book includes the most recent developments in 4G LTE evolution and offers an outlook for the future of the evolution of 5G. This important book:
- Offers an introduction to 5G technology and its applications
- Contains contributions from international experts on the topic
- Reviews the main technology components in 5G
- Includes information on the optimisation of the Internet of things
- Presents illustrative examples of practical field measurements
Written for students and scientists interested in 5G technology, 5G Technology: 3GPP New Radio provides a clear understanding of the underlying 5G technology that promotes the opportunity to take full benefit of new capabilities.
The first comprehensive guide to the design and implementation of security in 5G wireless networks and devices
Security models for 3G and 4G networks based on Universal SIM cards worked very well. But they are not fully applicable to the unique security requirements of 5G networks. 5G will face additional challenges due to increased user privacy concerns, new trust and service models and requirements to support IoT and mission-critical applications. While multiple books already exist on 5G, this is the first to focus exclusively on security for the emerging 5G ecosystem.
5G networks are not only expected to be faster, but provide a backbone for many new services, such as IoT and the Industrial Internet. Those services will provide connectivity for everything from autonomous cars and UAVs to remote health monitoring through body-attached sensors, smart logistics through item tracking to remote diagnostics and preventive maintenance of equipment. Most services will be integrated with Cloud computing and novel concepts, such as mobile edge computing, which will require smooth and transparent communications between user devices, data centers and operator networks.
Featuring contributions from an international team of experts at the forefront of 5G system design and security, this book:
Providing a comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art in 5G security theory and practice, A Comprehensive Guide to 5G Security is an important working resource for researchers, engineers and business professionals working on 5G development and deployment.
- Provides priceless insights into the current and future threats to mobile networks and mechanisms to protect it
- Covers critical lifecycle functions and stages of 5G security and how to build an effective security architecture for 5G based mobile networks
- Addresses mobile network security based on network-centricity, device-centricity, information-centricity and people-centricity views
- Explores security considerations for all relative stakeholders of mobile networks, including mobile network operators, mobile network virtual operators, mobile users, wireless users, Internet-of things, and cybersecurity experts
A straightforward demystification of electronics and the Internet of Things
A Geek Girl's Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things breaks down and simplifies electronics and the Internet of Things for the layperson. Written by a leading technical school instructor with a talent for bringing complex topics to everyday people, this book provides concrete examples and practical advice for anyone interested in building, repairing, or studying electronics and functional Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
A Geek Girl’s Guide to Electronics and the Internet of Things explores a wide range of topics including, among others:
- Ohm’s and Watt's Law
- Series and Parallel Circuits
- Diodes, transistors, capacitors and relays
- Motors and Pulse with Modulation
- Using light to control electricity
- Photovoltaic Cells and Transducers
- Enhancing circuits with Arduino
- Connecting circuits to networks
The distinguished author’s website includes videos to help you build and enhance projects, along with deeper information to enrich your learning. Additionally, the book goes beyond theory and teaches readers how circuit components become IoT devices and provide the data that drive our modern world. The combination of hands-on activities and solid pedagogy ensures long-lasting retention of the material for everyone.
The first three editions of this bestselling book have established A Social History of the Media as a classic, providing a masterful overview of communication media and of the social and cultural contexts within which they emerged and evolved over time.
This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the latest developments in the field. Additionally, an expanded introduction explores the wide range of secondary literature and theory that inform the study of media history today, and a new eighth chapter surveys the revolutionary media developments of the twenty-first century, including in particular the rise of social and participatory media and the penetration of these technologies into every sphere of social and private life.
Avoiding technological determinism and rejecting assumptions of straightforward evolutionary progress, this book brings out the rich and varied histories of communication media. In an age of fast-paced media developments, a thorough understanding of media history is more important than ever, and this text will continue to be the first choice for students and scholars across the world.
The essential guide that combines power system fundamentals with the practical aspects of equipment design and operation in modern power systems
Written by an experienced power engineer, AC Circuits and Power Systems in Practice offers a comprehensive guide that reviews power system fundamentals and network theorems while exploring the practical aspects of equipment design and application. The author covers a wide-range of topics including basic circuit theorems, phasor diagrams, per-unit quantities and symmetrical component theory, as well as active and reactive power and their effects on network stability, voltage support and voltage collapse. Magnetic circuits, reactor and transformer design are analyzed, as is the operation of step voltage regulators. In addition, detailed introductions are provided to earthing systems in LV and MV networks, the adverse effects of harmonics on power equipment and power system protection. Finally, European and American engineering standards are presented where appropriate throughout the text, to familiarize the reader with their use and application.
This book is written as a practical power engineering text for engineering students and recent graduates. It contains more than 400 illustrations and is designed to provide the reader with a broad introduction to the subject and to facilitate further study. Many of the examples included come from industry and are not normally covered in undergraduate syllabi. They are provided to assist in bridging the gap between tertiary study and industrial practice, and to assist the professional development of recent graduates. The material presented is easy to follow and includes both mathematical and visual representations using phasor diagrams. Problems included at the end of most chapters are designed to walk the reader through practical applications of the associated theory.
Presents a unified framework of far-field and near-field array techniques for noise source identification and sound field visualization, from theory to application.
Acoustic Array Systems: Theory, Implementation, and Application provides an overview of microphone array technology with applications in noise source identification and sound field visualization. In the comprehensive treatment of microphone arrays, the topics covered include an introduction to the theory, far-field and near-field array signal processing algorithms, practical implementations, and common applications: vehicles, computing and communications equipment, compressors, fans, and household appliances, and hands-free speech. The author concludes with other emerging techniques and innovative algorithms.
- Encompasses theoretical background, implementation considerations and application know-how
- Shows how to tackle broader problems in signal processing, control, and transudcers
- Covers both farfield and nearfield techniques in a balanced way
- Introduces innovative algorithms including equivalent source imaging (NESI) and high-resolution nearfield arrays
- Selected code examples available for download for readers to practice on their own
- Presentation slides available for instructor use
A valuable resource for Postgraduates and researchers in acoustics, noise control engineering, audio engineering, and signal processing.
A comprehensive examination of advanced battery management technologies and practices in modern electric vehicles
Policies surrounding energy sustainability and environmental impact have become of increasing interest to governments, industries, and the general public worldwide. Policies embracing strategies that reduce fossil fuel dependency and greenhouse gas emissions have driven the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), pure electric vehicles (PEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs). Battery management systems (BMSs) are crucial components of such vehicles, protecting a battery system from operating outside its Safe Operating Area (SOA), monitoring its working conditions, calculating and reporting its states, and charging and balancing the battery system. Advanced Battery Management Technologies for Electric Vehicles is a compilation of contemporary model-based state estimation methods and battery charging and balancing techniques, providing readers with practical knowledge of both fundamental concepts and practical applications.
This timely and highly-relevant text covers essential areas such as battery modeling and battery state of charge, energy, health and power estimation methods. Clear and accurate background information, relevant case studies, chapter summaries, and reference citations help readers to fully comprehend each topic in a practical context.
- Offers up-to-date coverage of modern battery management technology and practice
- Provides case studies of real-world engineering applications
- Guides readers from electric vehicle fundamentals to advanced battery management topics
- Includes chapter introductions and summaries, case studies, and color charts, graphs, and illustrations
Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework, Advanced Battery Management Technologies for Electric Vehicles is equally valuable as a reference for professional researchers and engineers.
The power engineering domain is facing huge challenges, with an increasing interest in intermittent renewable energies which are imposing major technical limitations. Operating ever closer to their limits, the industry-standard AC power grids are subject to instabilities.
This book presents an insight into DC grid systems, offering interesting issues to well controlled power grids, in contrast to current AC systems which provide the simplest and most economic connection method for short distances.
With nearly two-thirds of global electricity consumed by electric motors, it should come as no surprise that their proper control represents appreciable energy savings. The efficient use of electric drives also has far-reaching applications in such areas as factory automation (robotics), clean transportation (hybrid-electric vehicles), and renewable (wind and solar) energy resource management. Advanced Electric Drives utilizes a physics-based approach to explain the fundamental concepts of modern electric drive control and its operation under dynamic conditions. Author Ned Mohan, a decades-long leader in Electrical Energy Systems (EES) education and research, reveals how the investment of proper controls, advanced MATLAB and Simulink simulations, and careful forethought in the design of energy systems translates to significant savings in energy and dollars. Offering students a fresh alternative to standard mathematical treatments of dq-axis transformation of a-b-c phase quantities, Mohan?s unique physics-based approach ?visualizes? a set of representative dq windings along an orthogonal set of axes and then relates their currents and voltages to the a-b-c phase quantities. Advanced Electric Drives is an invaluable resource to facilitate an understanding of the analysis, control, and modelling of electric machines.
? Gives readers a ?physical? picture of electric machines and drives without resorting to mathematical transformations for easy visualization
? Confirms the physics-based analysis of electric drives mathematically
? Provides readers with an analysis of electric machines in a way that can be easily interfaced to common power electronic converters and controlled using any control scheme
? Makes the MATLAB/Simulink files used in examples available to anyone in an accompanying website
? Reinforces fundamentals with a variety of discussion questions, concept quizzes, and homework problems
This book provides the advanced issues of FPGA design as the underlying theme of the work. In practice, an engineer typically needs to be mentored for several years before these principles are appropriately utilized. The topics that will be discussed in this book are essential to designing FPGA's beyond moderate complexity. The goal of the book is to present practical design techniques that are otherwise only available through mentorship and real-world experience.
The increasing deployment of bioenergy frequently raises issues regarding the use of land and raw materials, infrastructure and logistics. In light of these sometimes conflicting interests Advances in Bioenergy provides an objective and wide-ranging overview of the technology, economics and policy of bioenergy.
Offering an authoritative multidisciplinary summary of the opportunities and challenges associated with bioenergy utilization, with international researchers give up-to-date and detailed information on key issues for biomass production and conversion to energy.
*Discusses different bioenergy uses such as transportation fuels, electricity and heat production.
*Assesses emerging fields such as bio-based chemicals and bio-refineries.
*Debates conditions for the mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains and outlines governance systems to support this mobilization.
* Dedicated chapters to sustainability governance and emerging tools such as certification systems and standards supporting growth of a sustainable bioenergy industry.
*Considers the political, environmental, social and cultural context related to the demand for energy resources, the impact of this demand on the world around us, and the choices and behaviours of consumers.
This book will be a vital reference to engineers, researchers and students that need an accessible overview of the bioenergy area. It will also be of high value for politicians, policymakers and industry leaders that need to stay up to date with the state-of-the-art science and technology in this area.
Typically, there are over twenty radio systems on board the average commercial jet aircraft dealing with communication, navigation and surveillance functions. Very high frequency (VHF) air-to-ground communication is usually the main method of information and control exchange between pilot and air traffic control. Satellite and high frequency radio links are used to complement this system for long range or oceanic information exchanges. Other communications systems are required between the airline operation centre and the pilot and sometimes between the passengers and the ground.
A comprehensive guide to current systems, networks and topologies, this book covers application requirements for communication and related radio-navigation and surveillance functions in aeronautical systems. There is also an insight into future possibilities as technologies progress and airspace operation and control scenarios change.
Ideal for civil aviation authorities, airspace management providers and regulatory organizations, Aeronautical Radio Communication Systems and Networks will also appeal to aircraft and radio equipment manufacturers and university students studying aeronautical or electronic engineering.
Provides a broad and concise look at the various communications systems on board a typical aircraft from a theoretical, system level and practical standpoint with worked examples and case studies throughout.
Considers all types of aircraft from light aircraft to large commercial jets and specialised supersonic aircraft.
Looks at existing airport radio communication infrastructure and proposals for new very high bandwidth radio applications within the airport environment.
Provides a complete list of formulae for engineering design analysis and quick checks on system performance or interference analysis.
Make your every wish Alexa’s command with this in-depth guide to the wildly popular Amazon smart speaker
You might be thinking, “All I have to do is plug in my Echo device and start using it!” And you’d be right. But if you really want to explore what that compact little device can do, then Alexa For Dummies is your go-to resource. This book shows you how to customize your device to respond to your requests and enhance your life.
Alexa For Dummies takes you on a tour of all things Alexa: its capabilities, tools, settings, and skills. Go beyond the basics of playing music, calling friends, reading the news, and checking the weather. You’ll learn how to make Alexa private and secure, connect it to your smart home devices, and even make it sound like Samuel L. Jackson, if you feel like it. You can also extend its capabilities by adding new skills.
- Customize your device to respond to your voice
- Troubleshoot when a light is signaling something’s wrong
- Add skills to play music and audiobooks
- Create routines to turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, set your security alarm, and lock your doors
- Sync your smart devices throughout your home
- Use Alexa to connect to a Zoom meeting or phone call with your friends or family
No matter which device you have—Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Loop, Echo Buds, or Echo Frames—Alexa For Dummies is the perfect companion. Ready to get started? Say “Hey, Alexa, order Alexa For Dummies!”
Enjoy more entertainment with this friendly user guide to making the most of Amazon Fire TV!
Find and watch more of the shows you enjoy with Amazon Fire TV For Dummies. This book guides you through Fire TV connections and setup and then shows you how to get the most out of your device. This guide is the convenient way to access quick viewing tips, so there’s no need to search online for information or feel frustrated. With this book by your side, you’ll quickly feel right at home with your streaming device.
Content today can be complicated. You want to watch shows on a variety of sources, such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and the top premium channels. Amazon’s media device organizes the streaming of today’s popular content services. It lets you use a single interface to connect to the entertainment you can’t wait to watch. This book helps you navigate your Fire TV to find the content you really want. It will show you how to see your favorite movies, watch binge-worthy TV shows, and even play games on Fire TV.
Conquer the world of Fire TV with one easy-to-understand book. Soon you’ll be discovering the latest popcorn-worthy shows.
- Get the information you need to set up and start using Fire TV.
- Understand the basics of how to use the device
- Explore an array of useful features and streaming opportunities
- Learn techniques to become a streaming pro
Simon Haykin has written two books with Wiley for Communications Systems, Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e and the forthcoming revision of his classic Communications Systems, 5e. The second edition of Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e is written at an accessible level and serves as an introductory treatment of communication theory, both ana-log and digital communications.
Given the highly mathematical nature of communication theory, it is rather easy for the reader to lose sight of the practical side of communication systems. Throughout the book, the authors have made a special effort to move through the mathe-matical treatment at an easy-to-grasp level, and also to point out the practical relevance of the theory wherever it is appropri-ate to do so. Drs. Haykin?s other text, Communication Systems reaches out to a higher level of math rigor. Also, Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e offers the probability coverage later in the book (chapter 8) since probability theory is not critical to the understanding of modulation. This also contributes to the accessible approach of the text.
Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e is self-contained and suited for a one or two-semester course in communica-tion systems taken by Electrical Engineering juniors or seniors. The book offers flexibility for organizing the course material to suit the interests of course professors and students.
My current textbook by Proakis/Salehi: Communication Systems Engineering, 2e did not meet my student?s capabilities and expecta-tions. The textbook is too complicated and overloaded with heavy mathematical equations. The material is not always logically presented. Not to mention, there is 800 pages of text. I was impressed with Haykin/Moher?s: Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e and the straightforward comprehensive material coverage of the basic principles of communication theory. Also, the text is logically written with easy to follow and understand mathematical equations and examples. Absolutely, I would like to use this textbook for my communications systems class as soon as it will be possible.? Andrei Pet-rov- Idaho State University
? Overall, I found the concepts are clearly explained, the chapters are well motivated by their introductions, ?Lessons to be learned? at the beginning of each chapter are particularly appealing, and concluded with well put summaries. A very well-written introductory text to grasp the basics of communication systems.? Aylin Yener-Penn State University
Following on from the successful first edition (March 2012), this book gives a clear explanation of what LTE does and how it works. The content is expressed at a systems level, offering readers the opportunity to grasp the key factors that make LTE the hot topic amongst vendors and operators across the globe. The book assumes no more than a basic knowledge of mobile telecommunication systems, and the reader is not expected to have any previous knowledge of the complex mathematical operations that underpin LTE.
This second edition introduces new material for the current state of the industry, such as the new features of LTE in Releases 11 and 12, notably coordinated multipoint transmission and proximity services; the main short- and long-term solutions for LTE voice calls, namely circuit switched fallback and the IP multimedia subsystem; and the evolution and current state of the LTE market. It also extends some of the material from the first edition, such as inter-operation with other technologies such as GSM, UMTS, wireless local area networks and cdma2000; additional features of LTE Advanced, notably heterogeneous networks and traffic offloading; data transport in the evolved packet core; coverage and capacity estimation for LTE; and a more rigorous treatment of modulation, demodulation and OFDMA. The author breaks down the system into logical blocks, by initially introducing the architecture of LTE, explaining the
techniques used for radio transmission and reception and the overall operation of the system, and concluding with more specialized topics such as LTE voice calls and the later releases of the specifications. This methodical approach enables readers to move on to tackle the specifications and the more advanced texts with confidence.
This is the only comprehensive book in the market for engineers that covers the design of CMOS and bipolar analog integrated circuits. The fifth edition retains its completeness and updates the coverage of bipolar and CMOS circuits.
A thorough analysis of a new low-voltage bipolar operational amplifier has been added to Chapters 6, 7, 9, and 11.
Chapter 12 has been updated to include a fully differential folded cascode operational amplifier example. With its streamlined and up-to-date coverage, more engineers will turn to this resource to explore key concepts in the field.
This classic text offers you the key to understanding short circuits, open conductors and other problems relating to electric power systems that are subject to unbalanced conditions. Using the method of symmetrical components, acknowledged expert Paul M. Anderson provides comprehensive guidance for both finding solutions for faulted power systems and maintaining protective system applications. You'll learn to solve advanced problems, while gaining a thorough background in elementary configurations.
Features you'll put to immediate use:
- Numerous examples and problems
- Clear, concise notation
- Analytical simplifications
- Matrix methods applicable to digital computer technology
- Extensive appendices
Diskette files can now be found by entering in ISBN 978-0780311459 on booksupport.wiley.com.
This introduction to antenna theory and design is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate courses on the subject. Its emphasis on both principles and design makes it perfect both as a college text and as a reference to the practicing engineer. The final three chapters on computational electromagnetics for antennas are suitable for graduate work. Stutzman provides more of a pedagogical approach than its competitors, placing a greater emphasis on a concise easily understandable presentation of fundamentals and applications as well as computational methods. This third edition has been completely revised. New topics have been added on antennas for personal and mobile communications and base station antennas. Coverage of systems applications of antennas, arrays, microstrip and low-profile antennas, and antenna measurements has been updated and expanded, including more examples applied to modern applications.
Explore the vast yet compact world on your wrist!
So you’ve bought an Apple Watch and you’ve been having a really great time talking to your wrist, but now you’re wondering what other sorts of fun trouble you can find. For that, the updated edition of Apple Watch For Dummies is your perfect guide, providing a friendly overview of the latest series of Apple Watches on the new OS. Whatever you want to achieve—peak health via sleep-tracking and an app-based fitness plan, the ability to navigate your way out of a scary forest at night using the GPS and torch functions, or just a convenient method of finding your iPhone—everything you need to know about the amazing device on your wrist is right here at your fingertips.
Marc Saltzman—journalist, lecturer, TV personality, and host of “Gear Guide,” a tech-focused video that reaches 60 million viewers a year—expertly guides you through the wrist-based virtual world opened up by Apple’s compact wonder-gadget, taking you from the basics of the interface and buttons, through to practical applications like Apple Pay, and then on to the nifty stuff, like chatting to friends on Walkie Talkie, checking your blood oxygen levels, or unlocking your hotel room door with a casual flick of your wrist.
- Get au fait with display and buttons
- Keep in touch via calls, texts, and more
- Manage your media, finances, health, work, and more
- Dive into the wonderful world of apps
Whatever it is you think you’ll use your Apple Watch for, you’ll end up doing much, much more.
The revolution in wireless communications calls for a new focus in the electrical engineering curriculum. Stuart M. Wentworth fills that need with his new Applied Electromagnetics: A Transmission Lines First Approach. Incorporating the popular MATLAB program throughout, it features practical applications for wireless systems, transmission lines, waveguides (including optical fiber), antennas, and microwave systems. Designed for use in a one- or two-semester sequence at the junior and senior level, it offers students both detailed theoretical grounding and hands-on experience in harmony with today?s professional practice.
Demystify architecting complex blockchain applications in enterprise environments
Architecting Enterprise Blockchain Solutions helps engineers and IT administrators understand how to architect complex blockchain applications in enterprise environments. The book takes a deep dive into the intricacies of supporting and securing blockchain technology, creating and implementing decentralized applications, and incorporating blockchain into an existing enterprise IT infrastructure.
Blockchain is a technology that is experiencing massive growth in many facets of business and the enterprise. Most books around blockchain primarily deal with how blockchains are related to cryptocurrency or focus on pure blockchain development. This book teaches what blockchain technology is and offers insights into its current and future uses in high performance networks and complex ecosystems.
• Provides a practical, hands-on approach
• Demonstrates the power and flexibility of enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger and R3 Corda
• Explores how blockchain can be used to solve complex IT support and infrastructure problems
• Offers numerous hands-on examples and diagrams
Get ready to learn how to harness the power and flexibility of enterprise blockchains!
Master programming Arduino with this hands-on guide
Arduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming the increasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life. Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expert instruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to test your skills. You'll find coverage of the various Arduino boards, detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance on creating libraries from scratch ? plus practical examples that demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you're learning. Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain more control as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how to build your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learn the tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset.
The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processor and sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals without tools or solders. It's easy to build, easy to program, and requires no specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it's a dream come true ? especially as the popularity of this open-source project inspires even the major tech companies to develop compatible products. Arduino Sketches is a practical, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You'll learn to:
- Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and Xbee
- Find, import, and update user libraries, and learn to create your own
- Master the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards for enhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripherals
- Play audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LED and cursor movement, and more
This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helps you apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing a great foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you're looking to explore Arduino programming, Arduino Sketches is the toolbox you need to get started.
Reflecting a growing interest in phased array antenna systems, stemming from radar, radio astronomy, mobile communications and satellite broadcasting, Array and Phased Array Antenna Basics introduces the principles of array and phased array antennas. Packed with first-hand practical experience and worked-out examples, this is a valuable learning tool and reference source for those wishing to improve their understanding of basic array antenna systems without relying heavily on a thorough knowledge of electromagnetics or antenna theory.
- Features a general introduction to antennas and explains the array antenna principle through discussion of the physical characteristics rather than the theory
- Explores topics often not covered in antenna textbooks, such as active element pattern, array feeding, means of phase changing, array antenna characterisation, sequential rotation techniques and reactively loaded arrays
- Guides the reader through the necessary mathematics, allowing them to move onto specialist books on array and phased array antennas with a greater understanding of the topic
- Supported by a companion website on which instructors and lecturers can find electronic versions of the figures
An ideal introduction for those without a background in antennas, this clear, concise volume will appeal to technicians, researchers and managers working in academia, government, telecommunications and radio astronomy. It will also be a valuable resource for professionals and postgraduates with some antenna knowledge.
Learn the technology behind hearing aids, Siri, and Echo
Audio source separation and speech enhancement aim to extract one or more source signals of interest from an audio recording involving several sound sources. These technologies are among the most studied in audio signal processing today and bear a critical role in the success of hearing aids, hands-free phones, voice command and other noise-robust audio analysis systems, and music post-production software.
Research on this topic has followed three convergent paths, starting with sensor array processing, computational auditory scene analysis, and machine learning based approaches such as independent component analysis, respectively. This book is the first one to provide a comprehensive overview by presenting the common foundations and the differences between these techniques in a unified setting.
- Consolidated perspective on audio source separation and speech enhancement.
- Both historical perspective and latest advances in the field, e.g. deep neural networks.
- Diverse disciplines: array processing, machine learning, and statistical signal processing.
- Covers the most important techniques for both single-channel and multichannel processing.
This book provides both introductory and advanced material suitable for people with basic knowledge of signal processing and machine learning. Thanks to its comprehensiveness, it will help students select a promising research track, researchers leverage the acquired cross-domain knowledge to design improved techniques, and engineers and developers choose the right technology for their target application scenario. It will also be useful for practitioners from other fields (e.g., acoustics, multimedia, phonetics, and musicology) willing to exploit audio source separation or speech enhancement as pre-processing tools for their own needs.
AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND MaaS
A topical overview of the issues facing automated driving systems and Mobility as a Service, identifies the obstacles to implementation and offers potential solutions
Advances in cooperative and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies, cultural and socio-economic shifts, measures to combat climate change, social pressures to reduce road deaths and injuries, and changing attitudes toward self-driving cars, are creating new and exciting mobility scenarios worldwide. However, many obstacles remain and are compounded by the consequences of COVID-19. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) integrates various forms of public and private transport services into a single on-demand mobility service. Combining trains, cars, buses, bicycles, and other forms of transport, MaaS promises a convenient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly alternative to private automobiles.
Automated Vehicles and MaaS: Removing the Barriers is an up-to-date overview of the contemporary challenges facing CAVs and MaaS. Written in a clear and accessible style, this timely volume summarizes recent research studies, describes the evolution of automated driving systems and MaaS, identifies the barriers to their widespread adoption, and proposes potential solutions to overcome and remove these barriers. The text focuses on the claims, realities, politics, new organizational roles, and implementation problems associated with CAVs and MaaS?providing industry professionals, policymakers, planners, administrators, and investors with a clear understanding of the issues facing the introduction of automated driving systems and MaaS. This important guide and reference:
- Provides an overview of recent progress, the current state of the art, and discussion of future objectives
- Presents both technical background and general overview of automated driving systems and MaaS
- Covers political, commercial, and practical issues, as well as technical and research content, yet suitable for non-specialists
- Helps readers make informed decisions and realistic estimates for implementing mobility solutions and new business models for transport services
- Includes an extensive bibliography with direct links to in-depth technical engineering and research information
Automated Vehicles and MaaS: Removing the Barriers is an essential resource for transport providers, vehicle manufacturers, urban and transport planners, students of transportation, vehicle technology, and urban planning, and transport policy and strategy managers, advisors, and reviewers.
The SIMATIC S7-1500 programmable logic controller (PLC) sets standards in productivity and efficiency. By its system performance and with PROFINET as the standard interface, it ensures short system response times and a maximum of flexibility and networkability for demanding automation tasks in the entire production industry and in applications for medium-sized to high-end machines.
The engineering software STEP 7 Professional operates inside TIA Portal, a user interface that is designed for intuitive operation. Functionality includes all aspects of automation: from the configuration of the controllers via programming in the IEC languages LAD, FBD, STL, and SCL up to the program test.
In the book, the hardware components of the automation system S7-1500 are presented including the description of their configuration and parameterization. A comprehensive introduction into STEP 7 Professional V14 illustrates the basics of programming and troubleshooting. Beginners learn the basics of automation with Simatic S7-1500, users switching from other controllers will receive the relevant knowledge.
SIMATIC S7-300 has been specially designed for innovative system solutions in the manufacturing industry, and with a diverse range of controllers it offers the optimal solution for applications in centralized and distributed configurations. Alongside standard automation safety technology and motion control can also be integrated. The TIA Portal user interface is tuned to intuitive operation and encompasses all the requirements of automation within its range of functions: from configuring the controller, through programming in the different languages, all the way to the program test and simulation. For beginners engineering is easy to learn and for professionals it is fast and efficient.
This book describes the configuration of devices and network for the S7-300 components inside the new engineering framework TIA Portal. With STEP 7 Professional V12, configuring and programming of all SIMATIC controllers will be possible in a simple and efficient way; in addition to various technology functions the block library also contains a PID control.
As reader of the book you learn how a control program is formulated and tested with the programming languages LAD, FBD, STL and SCL. Descriptions of configuring the distributed I/O with PROFIBUS DP and PROFINET IO using SIMATIC S7-300 and exchanging data via Industrial Ethernet round out the book.
SIMATIC is the worldwide established automation system for implementing industrial control systems for machines, manufacturing plants and industrial processes. Relevant open-loop and closed-loop control tasks are formulated in various programming languages with the engineering software STEP 7.
Ladder diagram (LAD) and function block diagram (FBD) use graphic symbols to display the monitoring and control functions similar those used in schematic circuit diagrams or electronic switching systems. Now in its fifth edition, this book describes these graphic-oriented programming languages combined with the engineering software STEP 7 V5.5 for use with both SIMATIC S7-300 and SIMATIC S7-400 automation systems. New functions of this STEP 7 version are especially related to CPU-Webserver and PROFINET IO like for example the application of I devices, shared devices and isochrone mode.
It is aimed at all users of SIMATIC S7 controllers. First-time users are introduced to the field of programmable controllers, while advanced users learn about specific applications of the SIMATIC S7 automation system.
All programming examples found in the book - and even a few extra examples - are available over the publisher's website under Downloads.
The official study guide for the AWS certification specialty exam
The AWS Certified Advanced Networking Official Study Guide – Specialty Exam helps to ensure your preparation for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty Exam. Expert review of AWS fundamentals align with the exam objectives, and detailed explanations of key exam topics merge with real-world scenarios to help you build the robust knowledge base you need to succeed on the exam—and in the field as an AWS Certified Networking specialist. Coverage includes the design, implementation, and deployment of cloud-based solutions; core AWS services implementation and knowledge of architectural best practices; AWS service architecture design and maintenance; networking automation; and more. You also get one year of free access to Sybex’s online interactive learning environment and study tools, which features flashcards, a glossary, chapter tests, practice exams, and a test bank to help you track your progress and gauge your readiness as exam day grows near.
The AWS credential validates your skills surrounding AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale. The exam assumes existing competency with advanced networking tasks, and assesses your ability to apply deep technical knowledge to the design and implementation of AWS services. This book provides comprehensive review and extensive opportunities for practice, so you can polish your skills and approach exam day with confidence.
- Study key exam essentials with expert insight
- Understand how AWS skills translate to real-world solutions
- Test your knowledge with challenging review questions
- Access online study tools, chapter tests, practice exams, and more
Technical expertise in cloud computing, using AWS, is in high demand, and the AWS certification shows employers that you have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver practical, forward-looking cloud-based solutions. The AWS Certified Advanced Networking Official Study Guide – Specialty Exam helps you learn what you need to take this next big step for your career.
Set yourself apart by becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
Take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CLF-C01 provides a solid introduction to this industry-leading technology, relied upon by thousands of businesses across the globe, as well as the resources you need to prove your knowledge in the AWS Certification Exam. This guide offers complete and thorough treatment of all topics included in the exam, beginning with a discussion of what the AWS cloud is and its basic global infrastructure and architectural principles. Other chapters dive into the technical, exploring core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud Platform, as well as basic security and compliance aspects and the shared security model. In addition, the text identifies sources of documentation or technical assistance, such as white papers or support tickets.
To complete their coverage, the authors discuss the AWS Cloud value proposition and define billing, account management, and pricing models. This includes describing the key services AWS can provide and their common use cases (e.g., compute, analytics, etc.).
- Distinguish yourself as an expert by obtaining a highly desirable certification in a widely used platform
- Hone your skills and gain new insights on AWS whether you work in a technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial field
- Fully prepare for this new exam using expert content and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, and other textual resources
- Benefit from access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, key term glossary, and electronic flashcards
The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide is essential reading for any professional in IT or other fields that work directly with AWS, soon-to-be graduates studying in those areas, or anyone hoping to prove themselves as an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
Move your career forward with AWS certification! Prepare for the AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty Exam with this thorough study guide
This comprehensive study guide will help assess your technical skills and prepare for the updated AWS Certified Data Analytics exam. Earning this AWS certification will confirm your expertise in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data. The AWS Certified Data Analytics Study Guide: Specialty (DAS-C01) Exam is designed for business analysts and IT professionals who perform complex Big Data analyses.
This AWS Specialty Exam guide gets you ready for certification testing with expert content, real-world knowledge, key exam concepts, and topic reviews. Gain confidence by studying the subject areas and working through the practice questions. Big data concepts covered in the guide include:
- Data security
AWS certifications allow professionals to demonstrate skills related to leading Amazon Web Services technology. The AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty (DAS-C01) Exam specifically evaluates your ability to design and maintain Big Data, leverage tools to automate data analysis, and implement AWS Big Data services according to architectural best practices. An exam study guide can help you feel more prepared about taking an AWS certification test and advancing your professional career. In addition to the guide’s content, you’ll have access to an online learning environment and test bank that offers practice exams, a glossary, and electronic flashcards.
Foreword by Werner Vogels,
Vice President and Corporate Technology Officer, Amazon
The AWS exam has been updated. Your study guide should be, too.
The AWS Certified Developer Official Study Guide–Associate Exam is your ultimate preparation resource for the latest exam! Covering all exam objectives, this invaluable resource puts a team of AWS experts at your side with expert guidance, clear explanations, and the wisdom of experience with AWS best practices. You’ll master core services and basic architecture, and equip yourself to develop, deploy, and debug cloud-based applications using AWS.
The AWS Developer certification is earned by those who demonstrate the technical knowledge and skill associated with best practices for building secure, reliable cloud-based applications using AWS technology. This book is your official exam prep companion, providing everything you need to know to pass with flying colors.
- Study the AWS Certified Developer Exam objectives
- Gain expert insight on core AWS services and best practices
- Test your understanding of key concepts with challenging chapter questions
- Access online study tools including electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, practice exams, and more
Cloud computing offers businesses the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low, variable costs that scale as they grow. This customized responsiveness has negated the need for far-future infrastructure planning, putting thousands of servers at their disposal as needed—and businesses have responded, propelling AWS to the number-one spot among cloud service providers. Now these businesses need qualified AWS developers, and the AWS certification validates the exact skills and knowledge they’re looking for. When you’re ready to get serious about your cloud credentials, the AWS Certified Developer Official Study Guide–Associate Exam is the resource you need to pass the exam with flying colors.
NOTE: As of October 7, 2019, the accompanying code for hands-on exercises in the book is available for downloading from the secure Resources area in the online test bank. You'll find code for Chapters 1, 2, 11, and 12.
NOTE: As the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve rapidly around the world, AWS has announced that it’s extending the retirement date of the current AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam SAA-C01 until July 1, 2020. PSI and Pearson VUE have both temporarily closed many of their testing centers worldwide in response to global government regulations to battle the spread of COVID-19. As an alternative to taking your exam at a testing center, online proctoring is available, which allows you to take your certification exam in the comfort of your own home or office. Instead of taking the exam at a PSI or Pearson VUE testing center near you, they will be offering only online proctored exams for the foreseeable future. This means you will have more time to prepare for the current exam rather than study for the new Exam SAA-C02 that released on March 23, 2020. To help you prepare for the current Exam SAA-C01, our Study Guide, Practice Tests and Certification Kit are available for purchase.
Study, practice, review!
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Certification Kit includes the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide and AWS Certified Solutions Architect Practice Tests book. Both books work in tandem to prepare you for exam day. The Study Guide comes with two custom practice tests, PLUS the Practice Tests book provides five additional, unique practice tests, all covering the five AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam objective domains—Designing Resilient Architectures, Defining Performant Architectures, Specifying Secure Applications and Architectures, Designing Cost-Optimized Architectures, Defining Operationally—as well as one additional practice exam, for a total of 1,000 practice test questions.
Plus, the accompanying interactive online learning environment and test bank makes it easier for you to study on the go, whenever and where you want!
- Assessment test and chapter tests
- Practice exam questions
- Hundreds of electronic flashcards
- PDF of the Glossary of Terms
If you're looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this kit is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain an edge on exam day.
NEW! We've added two new practice exams to the online test bank to cover concepts in the new certification Exam SAA-C02. To help you prepare for taking the exam, the updated test bank now includes THREE practice exams PLUS all the domain-by-domain questions. Over 1000 questions to test your knowledge!
1,000 practice questions with answers and explanations!
With five unique practice tests, covering the five AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam objective domains, PLUS one additional practice exam, AWS Certified Solutions Architect Practice Tests provides over 1,000 practice test questions to make sure you are prepared for exam day. Coverage of all exam objective domains includes: Design Resilient Architectures, Define Performant Architectures, Specify Secure Applications and Architectures, Design Cost-Optimized Architectures, Define Operationally Excellent Architectures.
This book will help you:
• Gain confidence as you prepare for the SAA-C01 exam
• Ensure you are set up for success with 1,000 practice questions
• When you are ready, test your knowledge with the Sybex online interactive learning environment
• Get that highly desired AWS certification
Prepare smarter, not harder, with Sybex's superior study tools.
Master the intricacies of Amazon Web Services and efficiently prepare for the SAA-C02 Exam with this comprehensive study guide
AWS Certified Solutions Study Guide: Associate (SAA-C02) Exam, Third Edition comprehensively and efficiently prepares you for the SAA-C02 Exam. The study guide contains robust and effective study tools that will help you succeed on the exam. The guide grants you access to the regularly updated Sybex online learning environment and test bank, which contains hundreds of test questions, bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms.
In this study guide, accomplished and experienced authors Ben Piper and David Clinton show you how to:
- Design resilient architectures
- Create high-performing architectures
- Craft secure applications and architectures
- Design cost-optimized architectures
Perfect for anyone who hopes to begin a new career as an Amazon Web Services cloud professional, the study guide also belongs on the bookshelf of any existing AWS professional who wants to brush up on the fundamentals of their profession.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: Associate (SAA-C01) Exam is your complete and fully updated resource to the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate certification. This invaluable Sybex study guide covers all relevant aspects of the AWS Solutions Architect job role, including mapping multi-tier architectures to AWS services, loose coupling and stateless systems, applying AWS security features, deploying and managing services, designing large scale distributed systems, and many more. Written by two AWS subject-matter experts, this self-study guide and reference provides all the tools and information necessary to master the exam, earn your certification, and gain insights into the job of an AWS Solutions Architect. Efficient and logical presentation of exam objectives allows for flexible study of topics, and powerful learning tools increase comprehension and retention of key exam elements. Practice questions, chapter reviews, and detailed examination of essential concepts fully prepare you for the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification.
The certification is highly valued in IT and cloud computing professionals. Now in a new edition—reflecting the latest changes, additions, and updates to the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam guide—this book is your complete, one-stop resource:
- Access the Sybex interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms.
- Learn all the components of the AWS exam and know what to expect on exam day
- Review challenging exam topics and focus on the areas that need improvement
- Expand your AWS skillset and keep pace with current cloud computing technologies
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: Associate (SAA-C01) Exam enables you to validate your skills, increase your competitive advantage, and take the next step on your career path. Comprehensive and up-to-date content and superior study tools make this guide a must-have resource for those seeking AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification.
This book presents and discusses strategies for the design and implementation of common-mode suppressed balanced microwave filters, including, narrowband, wideband, and ultra-wideband filters
This book examines differential-mode, or balanced, microwave filters by discussing several implementations of practical realizations of these passive components. Topics covered include selective mode suppression, designs based on distributed and semi-lumped approaches, multilayer technologies, defect ground structures, coupled resonators, metamaterials, interference techniques, and substrate integrated waveguides, among others.
Divided into five parts, Balanced Microwave Filters begins with an introduction that presents the fundamentals of balanced lines, circuits, and networks. Part 2 covers balanced transmission lines with common-mode noise suppression, including several types of common-mode filters and the application of such filters to enhance common-mode suppression in balanced bandpass filters. Next, Part 3 examines wideband and ultra-wideband (UWB) balanced bandpass filters with intrinsic common-mode suppression. Narrowband and dual-band balanced bandpass filters with intrinsic common-mode suppression are discussed in Part 4. Finally, Part 5 covers other balanced circuits, such as balanced power dividers and combiners, and differential-mode equalizers with common-mode filtering. In addition, the book:
- Explores a research topic of increasing interest due to the growing demand of balanced transmission lines and circuits in modern communication systems
- Includes contributions from prominent worldwide experts in the field
- Provides readers with the necessary knowledge to analyze and synthesize balanced filters and circuits
Balanced Microwave Filters is an important text for R&D engineers, professionals, and specialists working on the topic of microwave filters. Post graduate students and Masters students in the field of microwave engineering and wireless communications, especially those involved in courses related to microwave filters, and balanced filters and circuits will also find it to be a vital resource.
Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis has long been regarded as the most dependable textbook for computer and electrical engineering majors. In this new edition, Irwin and Nelms continue to develop the most complete set of pedagogical tools available and provide the highest level of support for students entering into this complex subject. Irwin and Nelms trademark student-centered learning design focuses on helping students complete the connection between theory and practice. Key concepts are explained clearly and illustrated by detailed, worked examples. These are then followed by Learning Assessments, which allow students to work similar problems and check their results against the answers provided.
Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 11th Edition has long been regarded as the most dependable textbook for computer and electrical engineering majors. In this new edition, Irwin and Nelms continue to develop the most complete set of pedagogical tools available and thus provide the highest level of support for students entering into this complex subject. Irwin and Nelms trademark student-centered learning design focuses on helping students complete the connection between theory and practice. Key concepts are explained clearly and illustrated by detailed, worked examples. These are then followed by Learning Assessments, which allow students to work similar problems and check their results against the answers provided.
The WileyPLUS course contains tutorial videos that show solutions to the Learning Assessments in detail, and also includes a robust set of algorithmic problems at a wide range of difficulty levels. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.
Learn how to build apps for mobile devices on Cloud platforms
The marketplace for apps is ever expanding, increasing the potential to make money. With this guide, you'll learn how to build cross-platform applications for mobile devices that are supported by the power of Cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services. An introduction to Cloud-based applications explains how to use HTML5 to create cross-platform mobile apps and then use Cloud services to enhance those apps. You'll learn how to build your first app with HTML5 and set it up in the Cloud, while also discovering how to use jQuery to your advantage.
- Highlights the skills and knowledge you need to create successful apps for mobile devices with HTML5
- Takes you through the steps for building web applications for the iPhone and Android
- Details how to enhance your app through faster launching, touch vs. click, storage capabilities, and a cache
- Looks at how best to use JSON, FourSquare, jQuery, AJAX, and more
- Shares tips for creating hybrid apps that run natively
If you're interested in having your application be one of the 200,000+ apps featured in the iPhone store or the 50,000+ in the Android store, then you need this book.
A biomedical engineering perspective on the theory, methods, and applications of signal processing This book provides a unique framework for understanding signal processing of biomedical signals and what it tells us about signal sources and their behavior in response to perturbation. Using a modeling-based approach, the author shows how to perform signal processing by developing and manipulating a model of the signal source, providing a logical, coherent basis for recognizing signal types and for tackling the special challenges posed by biomedical signals-including the effects of noise on the signal, changes in basic properties, or the fact that these signals contain large stochastic components and may even be fractal or chaotic. Each chapter begins with a detailed biomedical example, illustrating the methods under discussion and highlighting the interconnection between the theoretical concepts and applications. The author has enlisted experts from numerous subspecialties in biomedical engineering to help develop these examples and has made most examples available as Matlab or Simulink files via anonymous ftp. Without the need for a background in electrical engineering, readers will become acquainted with proven techniques for analyzing biomedical signals and learn how to choose the appropriate method for a given application.
BOW-TIE INDUSTRIAL RISK MANAGEMENT ACROSS SECTORS
Explore an approachable but rigorous treatment of systematic barrier-based approaches to risk management and failure analysis
In Bow-Tie Industrial Risk Management Across Sectors: A Barrier-Based Approach, accomplished researcher and author Luca Fiorentini delivers a practical guide to risk management tools, with a particular emphasis on a systematic barrier-based approach called ?bow-tie.? The book includes discussions of two barrier-based methods, Bow-Tie and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), for risk assessment, and one barrier-based method for incident analysis, Barrier Failure Analysis (BFA). The author also describes a traditional method?Root Cause Analysis?and three quantitative methods?FMEA/FMECA, Fault Tree (FTA), and Event Tree (ETA) with a discussion about their link with barriers.
Written from the ground up to be in full compliance with recent ISO 31000 standards on enterprise risk management, and containing several case studies and examples from a variety of industries, Bow-Tie Industrial Risk Management Across Sectors also contains discussions of international standards dealing with common risks faced by organizations, including occupational health and safety, industrial safety, functional safety, environmental, quality, business continuity, asset integrity, and information security.
Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:
- A thorough introduction to the Bow-Tie method, including its practical application in risk management workflow from ISO 31000, the history of Bow-Tie, related methods, and the application of Bow-Tie in qualitative and quantitative ways
- An exploration of Barrier Failure Analysis, including events, timelines, barriers, causation paths, and multi-level causes
- A practical discussion of how to build a Barrier Failure Analysis, including fact finding, event chaining, identifying barriers, assessing barrier states, causation analysis, and recommendations
- A concise treatment of Bow-Tie construction workflow, including a step-by-step guide
Perfect for engineers and other professionals working in risk management, Bow-Tie Industrial Risk Management Across Sectors: A Barrier-Based Approach will also earn a place in the libraries of advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying risk management and seeking a one-stop reference on the ?bow-tie? approach and barrier-based methods.
The focus of this book is broadband telecommunications: both fixed (DSL, fiber) and wireless (1G-4G). It uniquely covers the broadband telecom field from technological, business and policy angles. The reader learns about the necessary technologies to a certain depth in order to be able to evaluate and analyse competing technologies. The student can then apply the results of the technology analysis to business (revenues and costs, market size, etc) to evaluate how successful a technology may be in the market place. Technology and business analyses lead to policy analysis and how government deal with rolling out of broadband networks; content (such as text, audio and video) delivered over them. Furthermore, how government may ensure a competitive and fair environment is maintained for service provision. The book is unique in its approach as it prepares the student to evaluate products from three different viewpoints of technology-business and policy. The book provides a unified vision for broadband communications, offering the required background as well a description of existing broadband systems, finishing with a business scenario. The book breaks new ground by discussing telecommunication technologies in a business and policy context.
Learn how to use CAMEL to transfer the Intelligent Network concept to the mobile world!
CAMEL (Customized Application for the Mobile network Enhanced Logic) is a standard for Intelligent Networks for mobile communications networks. It is currently deployed in all regions of the world, enabling mobile network operators to offer fast and efficient services to their subscribers.
This book is an in-depth and dedicated reference on CAMEL, taking the reader through the history and development of Intelligent Networks and the essential principles of CAMEL, to the future of the technology. The author provides guidance on the various standards and specifications, and explains not only how CAMEL works but also why it works this way. Practical hints on the installation of CAMEL in the network are given throughout the book.
CAMEL: Intelligent Networks for the GSM, GPRS and UMTS Network:
- Offers a comprehensive guide to implementing CAMEL.
- Gives a complete picture, including the network entities & data flows involved.
- Describes and explains the four CAMEL phases and their aspects.
- Presents an overview of the principles of Intelligent Networks, such as Finite State Machines, Trigger Detection Points, Event Detection Points and dialogue, essential to understanding CAMEL.
- Covers charging and accounting issues, and the impact of CAMEL on the charging system in the mobile network.
- Provides practical hints over and above those mentioned in the formal specifications.
This text will be an invaluable resource for intelligent network service logic designers, service network designers, network engineers, and GSM/UMTS network designers and implementers. Advanced students on courses such as ?Intelligent Networks?, ?Value Added Services?, and ?Service Networks? will also find it an excellent guide to the topic.
A full-color guide to all the bells and whistles in your new Canon 60D
If you own a Canon 60D, you?ve got a camera for advanced amateurs and one that?s very close to professional-level equipment. Now it?s time to make sure you get the very most out of all that power. Julie Adair King teams up with Robert Correll to help digital camera users catch their skills up to what their cameras have to offer in this fun but thorough guide. Understand all your camera?s features, move beyond the security blanket of Auto mode, and start capturing the pictures you?ve dreamed of.
- Gives you the full picture on Canon?s EOS 60D dSLR camera, in the friendly, easy-to-follow, For Dummies style
- Helps you explore the 18-mexapixel sensor, full HD video recording, a tilt-view LCD, and expanded in-camera editing tools and filters
- Teaches you tricks and techniques, with over 300 example photos and menu captures in full color
- Reveals how to adjust settings for optimal exposure, lighting, focus, and color
- Gives you ten top tips on photo editing
The Canon 60D dSLR camera, the expertise of Julie Adair King and Robert Correll, and your own, untapped ability?all you need now is the book! Canon EOS 60D For Dummies.
Start getting great photos with your Canon EOS 70D right away
The Canon EOS 70D features upgraded focusing technology, a 20.2 megapixel sensor, and faster frame-per-second shooting. Whether you're new to dSLR photography or just getting acquainted with the 70D, this handy, full-color guide will have you taking great photos before you know it. You'll learn to use all the on-board controls, shoot in auto mode, use live view, control exposure and lighting, manipulate focus and color, transfer your images to the computer for editing, and share the results in prints or online. Colorful photos throughout illustrate what you can achieve.
- Upgraded features in the Canon EOS 70D include a new focusing technology that speeds up autofocus for video and live view shooting, a larger sensor, faster frame-by-frame shooting, and a wider ISO range
- This full-color guide explains how to take advantage of all the features; walks you through all the on-board controls, and shows how to shoot in auto mode
- Covers dSLR basics such as dialing in exposure and lighting controls, manipulating focus and color, and transferring your images from the camera to the computer
- Offers advice for shooting in various common situations and explains how to post your photos online, make prints, or share them in other ways
Canon EOS 70D For Dummies makes it easy to get terrific photos with your Canon dSLR camera.
Get pro results from your 77D!
The Canon EOS 77D puts features from higher-end cameras into a model designed for amateur photographers?and that's good news for you! Even better, Canon EOS 77D For Dummies makes it easier than ever to start producing pro-level photos. You'll start by getting a grasp on the mysterious terms that photographers throw around and then learn how your camera puts you in control of your image's exposure, color, and focus tools. Plus, you can follow some basic photography recipes to create portraits, nature shots, and action photos worth bragging about.
If you're just getting your hands on your first DSLR camera, you're in for a photographer's delight! With the help of this friendly guide, you'll walk through all the steps of shooting in automatic, scene, or manual mode. Plus, the book is packed with full-color photos designed to explain and illustrate how the 77D can control the focus and color in an image?ensuring you'll get the perfect shot every time.
- Find simple steps for shooting better photos
- Learn the tricks the pros use to control exposure settings
- Discover how to capture better light and color
- Get tips for working with more advanced features
Everything you need to take picture-perfect photos with your Canon EOS 77D is inside!
Get great digital shots with your Canon EOS 7D Mark II
This full-color guide to the features and functions of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II makes it easy for first-time users to get the most out of the camera and capture cool, professional-level photos. Packed with examples on how to create eye-popping digital photos, Canon EOS 7D Mark II For Dummies gives you a plain-English tour of the camera's controls, shows how to manipulate focus and color, gives step-by-step instructions on how to shoot better low-light and action shots, and so much more.
Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras offer full control over exposure settings while also providing pre-sets and auto mode options for beginners. If you're just picking up?or considering buying?a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera, this fun and friendly guide takes the intimidation out of making sense of the bells and whistles so you can get right down to snapping stunning photos.
- Covers shooting in auto mode and using live view and playback modes
- Explains how to dial in exposure and use lighting controls
- Includes easy tips for printing, posting photos online, and other ways to share images
- Gives you ten photo editing tricks and pro functions
If you're an amateur photographer who wants better-than-entry-level gear, or a pro looking for a budget camera to add to your collection, Canon EOS 7D Mark II For Dummies has the information you need to get more bang for your buck out of this powerful camera.
Take professional-quality photos with your Canon EOS 80D
Your Canon EOS 80D gives you pro-level photo power. All you need is some know-how about your camera's capabilities and a little experience to start capturing brag-worthy photos?and the expert tips and tricks inside get you there in a flash. Essentially a photography class in a book, Canon EOS 80D For Dummies offers plain-English explanations of your camera's settings, how to shoot in auto mode, ways to get creative with exposure settings, ideas for getting artistic, and so much more.
Complemented with inspiring full-color examples and simple photo 'recipes' for getting better portraits and close-up images, this hands-on guide covers the gamut of how to use your Canon EOS 80D like the pros. In no time, you'll get up to speed on making sense of your camera's menus and functions, capturing first shots in auto mode, adjusting exposure settings, taking control of focus and color, shooting action shots, sharing your photos, and everything else in between.
- Gain photography skills while learning your camera's controls
- Build the confidence to apply pro techniques when you shoot
- Follow simple steps for better portraits and action shots
- Customize your Canon EOS 80D
Written with hobbyists and inexperienced photographers in mind, this no-nonsense guide shows you how to capture must-have images you'll be proud to add to your personal or professional portfolio.
Get excited about the Canon EOS 90D and all it can do!
An amazing photo begins with a quality camera and the know-how to use it. If you’ve selected the Canon EOS 90D, you now have a digital camera that serves a range of photographers, from novices to professionals. It takes some know-how to take advantage of the camera’s upgrades to its sensor, shutter speed, and video capabilities. Fortunately, Canon EOS 90D For Dummies canhelp you maximize the potential of the camera and its features.
Canon EOS 90D For Dummies lets you skip the photography class and start shooting high-quality images right away The book introduces the camera’s settings; explains how to take control of exposure, focus, and color; and shows how to put all this new-found knowledge to work to shoot great portraits or action shots. The book is co-written by a pair of photography pros who share their professional experience on how to apply simple techniques for great shots.
- Choose the best setting for your situation
- Manage focus and color
- Make the most of your lighting
- Understand camera settings
- Customize your camera to your needs
Create remarkable photos and memories, whether you stick with user-friendly automatic settings or decide to dive into more advanced features. With your Canon EOS 90D and this book at your side, you can shoot quality video and capture moving subjects confidently.
If you?re as excited as we are about the Rebel XSi/450D, you probably can?t wait to start shooting. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies will show you how to make every shot count! Even if you?re new to digital SLR cameras or are unfamiliar with general photography terms and techniques, this handy guide will show you how to feel comfortable with the controls and start taking beautiful photographs.
Don?t worry if you?ve never heard the words aperture, white balance, or ISO. You?ll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, and using the all-important Quality setting! You?ll learn everything about the lenses, from how to choose the ones you need to how to handle them. You?ll finally know how to push just the right buttons to achieve the results that you desire. In a snap, you will find out how to unleash your creativity by manipulating exposure and lighting. You will find out how to:
- Control picture quality
- Adjust resolution for image quality and size
- Shoot in automatic and manual modes
- Review photos using Playback Mode and the histogram, delete unwanted photos, and protect valuable photos from accidental deletion
- Manipulate exposure, color, focus, and lighting
- Download, organize, archive, print, and share photos with family and friends
Complete with lists of ten fast photo-editing tricks and ten special-purpose features to explore on a rainy day, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of your new Canon digital SLR camera.
Get up to speed on your Canon SL1/100D and enter the world of dSLR photography!
Canon's EOS Rebel SL1/100D is for photographers who prefer a smaller, lightweight camera that still offers heavyweight features. This full-color guide explains how to get better photos from an SL1. Written by professional photographer Doug Sahlin, this book explains the camera?s controls and shooting modes. It also shows how to take creative control by moving out of auto mode. You'll also learn how to manage and edit your images, shoot video, use autofocus, and get troubleshooting advice.
- Features a full-color format that shows you the camera controls and menus, explaining what each is for and how to use them all
- Demonstrates how to use the new autofocus feature, manage playback options, and shoot video
- Helps you graduate to manual mode and learn to control exposure, lighting, focus, and color
- Covers downloading, organizing, editing, and sharing photos
Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D For Dummies gives you the knowledge and confidence to make the move to dSLR photography using the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D, which is perfect for photographers who've been waiting for a smaller dSLR with big features.
The perfect guide to get you up and running with your new Canon dSLR camera
The Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D is a popular dSLR camera for those moving up from point-and-shoot for the first time. This full-color guide explains all the buttons, dials, and menus, helping you understand your camera and start using all its features. Plenty of colorful photos from the author's portfolio illustrate what you can achieve. The book covers shooting in auto mode, using the onboard controls, working with Live View, and managing exposure, focus, color, and lighting. It also addresses specific shooting situations, how to get your images from the camera to the computer, and tips on editing and sharing your photos.
- Canon's Rebel T3/1100D is a popular starter camera for those moving from point-and-shoot to SLR; this book helps dSLR newcomers understand and use all the controls
- Covers using all the dials, menus, and modes; working with Live View and playback; dialing in exposure and managing lighting; and shooting in auto mode
- Explains how to get the best images in various situations
- Addresses how to get images from the camera to the computer, editing techniques, and how to print photos or post them online
- Full-color photos from the author's collection show what you can achieve
Anyone moving up to dSLR photography with the Canon T3/1100D will gain skill and confidence from this easy-to-follow guide.
A full-color guide to Canon's exciting new dSLR camera
Whether it's your first dSLR, your first Canon camera, or simply a new tool for your photography, your Canon Rebel T3i/600D has countless capabilities and you'll want to understand them all. This book covers all the dials, menus, and controls, showing you how to use each one. It explains how to change and use various lenses and offers advice on exposure, focus, printing, using flash, sharing photos online, and much more, all with plenty of full-color examples to show what you can achieve.
- Canon's popular T3i/600D offers a vast array of options for the new dSLR photographer; this book guides you through all the settings, dials, and menus
- Explains how to use Live View mode and record, edit, and play back video
- Provides tips and advice on working with exposure, manipulating focus and color, switching from auto to manual controls, and using lighting creatively
- Shows how to get photos from the camera to the computer, then edit and manage them using different software packages
- Illustrated with full-color photos from the author, showing what you can achieve
This fun and friendly book helps you to quickly and confidently take advantage of the many creative possibilities offered by your new Canon camera.
Your Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D photography class?in a book!
The Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D offers DLSR users a tool to take photographs truly worth bragging about. This book gives you the pointers and easy-to-follow instruction you need to make sense of your new camera and start taking those stunning shots?right out of its box.
First, it demystifies all the photography terms the pros use, explains your Canon camera's menus and settings, and shows how to take control of color, focus, and lighting. Once you have a grasp on those skills, you can apply your newfound knowledge to get better portraits, action shots, close ups, and other images.
If most of your photography experience has taken place behind the lens of a smartphone, fear not! You'll quickly and easily learn all about your Canon's tools for controlling focus and depth of field, getting vivid color, shooting landscapes, transferring your files to your computer, and so much more.
- Get up to speed on your camera's settings and menu options
- Take quick auto mode shots or be creative with manual settings
- Apply your knowledge to get better portraits and action shots
- Find tips for customizing your camera to suit your unique needs
If you love to take photos and want to up your game with a fantastic DSLR camera, Canon Rebel T6/1300D For Dummies is your fast track to getting picture-perfect snaps in a flash!
A photography class—in a book!
Your Canon EOS Rebel T7/1400D provides enough camera power to take the pro-style shots you've dreamed of shooting—and this book shows you how. Canon EOS Rebel T7/1400D For Dummies bridges the gap between taking quick shots in auto mode and taking charge of the settings that offer full control of your pictures' focus, color, and light balance.
Take a peek inside to discover all the expert tips and tricks to take brag-worthy portraits, action shots, and close-ups—in a flash. No matter your subject, you’ll get all the know-how and instruction you need to get the picture-perfect shot every time.
- Get started with automatic and creative modes
- Take full control of exposure to achieve better results
- Understand the settings that control light and color
- Follow steps on properly using flash
Even if you’ve never picked up a DSLR camera, this friendly guide makes it fast and easy to unlock all your powerful Canon has to offer!
Action, beauty, adventure, and art?start capturing memories today!
Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies is your ultimate guide to taking spectacular photos?no photography experience required! The EOS Rebel offers professional features that camera phones just cannot match, and this book shows you how to take advantage of these features to take stunning photos in any situation. First, you'll take a tour of the controls to learn what everything does, where to find it, and how to use it. Next, you'll walk through the automatic, scene, and manual modes to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each, and how to choose a mode based on your goals for that particular photo. You'll learn how to capture action shots, take beautiful portraits, and get as artsy as you want to get as you adjust for color, lighting, and focus, and control exposure for different effects.
Taking great photos doesn't have to be difficult! Your camera offers everything you need to perfectly capture any scene, and this book provides clear, easy-to-follow instruction to help you take full advantage of these professional tools.
- Get acquainted with your camera's controls
- Shoot in automatic, scene, or manual mode
- Compose shots and work with lighting like a pro
- Adjust for focus, color, depth of field, and more
Whether you're taking pictures at a party, shooting scenery on vacation, catching action at a ball game, or just wandering around capturing spontaneous moments of beauty, awesome photos are just a few simple steps away. Your Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D is equipped with the tools to make any scene share-worthy, and Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D For Dummies equips you to start snapping professional-quality photos today!
Learn to take gorgeous photos with this beginner-friendly guide to dSLR photography
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i/850D dSLR camera has dozens of features that can help you take beautiful and striking photos. But if you’re new to photography, where do you begin? And is it possible to get up to speed quickly, without a lot of technical knowledge?
Absolutely! In Canon EOS Rebel T8i/850D For Dummies, expert photography educator Julie King draws on her years of experience as she walks you through the ins and outs of photography and your Canon camera. Julie skips the technical jargon and gives you the info you need in plain language, guiding you through everything from shooting your first photos in auto mode to taking full control of your camera’s features.
In the book you’ll:
- Take the fast track to stunning stills with camera setup, picture settings, and Canon’s Auto Mode
- Customize your picture taking experience by taking control of settings like exposure and focus
- Access and organize your new picture library both on your camera and your computer
Perfect for anyone who’s just received a Canon EOS Rebel and doesn’t know where to begin, this book will also earn a place in the libraries of more seasoned photographers who want to unlock everything this great camera has to offer.
This book is also available through the Introductory Engineering Custom Publishing System. If you are interested in creating a course-pack that includes chapters from this book, you can get further information by calling 212-850-6272 or sending email inquiries to engineerjwiley.com. The authors offer a set of objectives at the beginning of each chapter plus a clear, concise description of abstract concepts. Focusing on preparing students to solve practical problems, it includes numerous colorful illustrative examples. Along with updated material on MOSFETS, the CRO for use in lab work, a thorough treatment of digital electronics and rapidly developing areas of electronics, it contains an expansive glossary of new terms and ideas.
Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies provides a broad introduction to Cloud computing technologies and their applications to IT and telecommunications businesses (i.e., the network function virtualization, NFV). To this end, the book is expected to serve as a textbook in a graduate course on Cloud computing.
The book examines the business cases and then concentrates on the technologies necessary for supporting them. In the process, the book addresses the principles of – as well as the known problems with – the underlying technologies, such as virtualization, data communications, network and operations management, security and identity management. It introduces, through open-source case studies (based on OpenStack), an extensive illustration of lifecycle management.
The book also looks at the existing and emerging standards, demonstrating their respective relation to each topic.
Overall, this is an authoritative textbook on this emerging and still-developing discipline, which
•Guides the reader through basic concepts, to current practices, to state-of-the-art applications.
•Considers technical standards bodies involved in Cloud computing standardization.
•Is written by innovation experts in operating systems and data communications, each with over 20 years’ experience in business, research, and teaching.
Get your head—and your business—into the Cloud
Cloud computing is no longer just a clever new toy in the world of IT infrastructure. Despite the nebulous name, it’s become a real and important part of our information architecture—and tech professionals who ignore it or try to skim their way through risk falling behind rapidly. The new edition of Cloud Computing For Dummies gets you up to speed fast, clarifying your Cloud options, showing you where can save you time and money, giving you ways to frame your decisions, and helping you avoid weeks of research.
In a friendly, easy-to-follow style, Cloud Computing For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies the Cloud’s virtual landscape, breaking up a complex and multi-layered topic into simple explanations that will make the various benefits clear and ultimately guide you toward making the most appropriate choices for your organization.
- Know the business case for the Cloud
- Understand hybrid and multi-cloud options
- Develop your Cloud strategy
- Get tips on best practices
The Cloud is everywhere, and it can deliver amazing benefits to our lives and businesses. Get a much clearer vision of exactly how with Cloud Computing For Dummies—and you’ll begin to see that the sky really is the limit!
A revised guide to the theory and implementation of CMOS analog and digital IC design
The fourth edition of CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation is an updated guide to the practical design of both analog and digital integrated circuits. The author—a noted expert on the topic—offers a contemporary review of a wide range of analog/digital circuit blocks including: phase-locked-loops, delta-sigma sensing circuits, voltage/current references, op-amps, the design of data converters, and switching power supplies.
CMOS includes discussions that detail the trade-offs and considerations when designing at the transistor-level. The companion website contains numerous examples for many computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Using the website enables readers to recreate, modify, or simulate the design examples presented throughout the book. In addition, the author includes hundreds of end-of-chapter problems to enhance understanding of the content presented. This newly revised edition:
• Provides in-depth coverage of both analog and digital transistor-level design techniques
• Discusses the design of phase- and delay-locked loops, mixed-signal circuits, data converters, and circuit noise
• Explores real-world process parameters, design rules, and layout examples
• Contains a new chapter on Power Electronics
Written for students in electrical and computer engineering and professionals in the field, the fourth edition of CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation is a practical guide to understanding analog and digital transistor-level design theory and techniques.
This book provides a simplified visionary approach about the future direction of IoT, addressing its wide-scale adoption in many markets, its interception with advanced technology, the explosive growth in data, and the emergence of data analytics. IoT business applications span multiple vertical markets. The objective is to inspire creative thinking and collaboration among startups and entrepreneurs which will breed innovation and deliver IoT solutions that will positively impact us by making business processes more efficient, and improving our quality of life. With increasing proliferation of smart-phones and social media, data generated by user wearable/mobile devices continue to be key sources of information about us and the markets around us. Better insights will be gained through cognitive computation coupled with business intelligence and visual analytics that are GIS-based.
Gamut mapping algorithms, implemented by color management systems, are an integral part of the color reproduction process. By adjusting the colors with appropriate algorithms, gamut mapping enables original colors to ?fit? inside differently shaped color gamuts and authentically transfers images across a range of media.
This book illustrates the range of possible gamut mapping strategies for cross-media color reproduction, evaluates the performance of various options and advises on designing new, improved solutions. Starting with overviews of color science, reproduction and management, the text includes:
- a detailed survey of 90+ gamut mapping algorithms covering color-by-color reduction and expansion, spatial reduction, spectral reduction and gamut mapping for niche applications;
- a step-by-step example of a color?s journey from original to reproduction, via a digital workflow;
- a detailed analysis of color gamut computation, including a comparison of alternative techniques and an illustration of the gamuts of salient color sets and media;
- a presentation of both measurement-based and psychovisual evaluation of individual color reproductions;
- an overview of alternative approaches to gamut mapping proposed by the ISO and the CIE including an analysis of the building blocks of gamut mapping algorithms and the factors affecting their performance.
Color Gamut Mapping is a comprehensive resource for practicing color and imaging engineers, scientists and researchers working in the development of imaging devices, software and solutions. It is also a valuable reference for students of color and imaging science, as well as photographers, graphic designers and artists.
Colorimetry, the science of quantitvely describing color, is essential for color reproduction technology. This is because it creates standards by which to measure color, using mathematical techniques and software to ensure fidelity across media, allow accurate color mixing, and to develop color optimization.
This book is a comprehensive and thorough introduction to colorimetry, taking the reader from basic concepts through to a variety of industrial applications. Set out in clear, easy-to-follow terminology, Ohta and Robertson explain fundamental principles such as color specification, the CIE (International Commission on Illumination) system, and color vision and appearance models. They also cover the following topics:
- the optimization of color reproduction;
- uniform color spaces and color difference formulae, including the CIEDE 2000 formula;
- applications of metamerism, chromatic adaptation, color appearance and color rendering;
- mathematical formulae for calculating color mixing, maximising luminous efficacy, and designing illuminants with specific properties.
Colorimetry: Fundamentals and Applications is an ideal reference for practising color engineers, color scientists and imaging professionals working on color systems. It is also a practical guide for senior undergraduate and graduate students who want to acquire knowledge in the field.
How do the communication practices of governments, NGOs and social movements enhance opportunities for citizen-led change?
In this incisive book, Thomas Tufte makes a call for a fundamental rethinking of what it takes to enable citizens’ voices, participation and power in processes of social change. Drawing on examples ranging from the Indignados movement in Spain to media activists in Brazil, from rural community workers in Malawi to UNICEF’s global outreach programmes, he presents cutting-edge debates about the role of media and communication in enhancing social change. He offers both new and contested ideas of approaching social change from below, and highlights the need for institutions – governments and civil society organizations alike – to be in sync with their constituencies.
Communication and Social Change provides essential insights to students and scholars of media and communications, as well as anyone concerned with the practices and processes that lead to citizenship, democracy and social justice.
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The key to perfecting your communication strategy
Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, and expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke shares with you her top tips for successful communication in any situation.
Packed with advice on active listening, building rapport with people, verbal and non-verbal communication, communicating using modern technology, and lots more, Communication Skills For Dummies is a comprehensive communication resource no professional should be without!
- Get ahead in the workplace
- Use effective communication skills to secure that new job offer
- Convince friends and family to support you on a new venture
Utilising a core of simple skills, Communication Skills For Dummies will help you shine?in no time!
This best-selling communication systems text continues to include the most comprehensive and rigorous coverage of digital communications in an undergraduate level text in this Fifth Edition. In addition to being the most up-to-date communications text available, Simon Haykin has reintroduced features and coverage that have made this text a best-seller. Haykin now features equal and thorough coverage of both analog and digital material.
Discover the basic telecommunications systems principles in an accessible learn-by-doing format
Communication Systems Principles Using MATLAB covers a variety of systems principles in telecommunications in an accessible format without the need to master a large body of theory. The text puts the focus on topics such as radio and wireless modulation, reception and transmission, wired networks and fiber optic communications. The book also explores packet networks and TCP/IP as well as digital source and channel coding, and the fundamentals of data encryption.
Since MATLAB® is widely used by telecommunications engineers, it was chosen as the vehicle to demonstrate many of the basic ideas, with code examples presented in every chapter. The text addresses digital communications with coverage of packet-switched networks. Many fundamental concepts such as routing via shortest-path are introduced with simple and concrete examples. The treatment of advanced telecommunications topics extends to OFDM for wireless modulation, and public-key exchange algorithms for data encryption. Throughout the book, the author puts the emphasis on understanding rather than memorization. The text also:
- Includes many useful take-home skills that can be honed while studying each aspect of telecommunications
- Offers a coding and experimentation approach with many real-world examples provided
- Gives information on the underlying theory in order to better understand conceptual developments
- Suggests a valuable learn-by-doing approach to the topic
Written for students of telecommunications engineering, Communication Systems Principles Using MATLAB® is the hands-on resource for mastering the basic concepts of telecommunications in a learn-by-doing format.
Computational Methods for Electromagnetics is an indispensable resource for making efficient and accurate formulations for electromagnetics applications and their numerical treatment. Employing a unified coherent approach that is unmatched in the field, the authors detail both integral and differential equations using the method of moments and finite-element procedures. In addition, readers will gain a thorough understanding of numerical solution procedures.
Topics covered include:
Detail is provided to enable the reader to implement concepts in software and, in addition, a collection of related computer programs are available via the Internet. Computational Methods for Electromagnetics is designed for graduate-level classroom use or self-study, and every chapter includes problems. It will also be of particular interest to engineers working in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, wireless, electromagnetic compatibility, and electronic packaging industries.
- Two- and three-dimensional integral equation/method-of-moments formulations
- Open-region finite-element formulations based on the scalar and vector Helmholtz equations
- Finite difference time-domain methods
- Direct and iterative algorithms for the solutions of linear systems
- Error analysis and the convergence behavior of numerical results
- Radiation boundary conditions
- Acceleration methods for periodic Green's functions
- Vector finite elements
Six years after its first edition, Computed Tomography: Principles, Design, Artifacts, and Recent Advances, Second Edition provides and updated overview of the evolution of CT, the mathematical and physical aspects of the technology, and the fundamentals of image reconstruction algorithms. Given the high visibility and public awareness of the impact of x-ray radiation, the second edition features a new chapter on x-ray dose and presents different dose reduction techniques ranging from patient handling, optimal data acquisition, image reconstruction, and postprocess. Based on the advancements over the past six years, the second edition includes new sections on cone beam reconstruction algorithms, nonconventional helical acquisition and reconstruction, new reconstruction approaches, and dual-energy CT. Finally, new to this edition is a set of problems for each chapter, providing opportunities to enhance reader comprehension and practice the application of covered material.
Integrating renewable energy and other distributed energy sources into smart grids, often via power inverters, is arguably the largest ?new frontier? for smart grid advancements. Inverters should be controlled properly so that their integration does not jeopardize the stability and performance of power systems and a solid technical backbone is formed to facilitate other functions and services of smart grids.
This unique reference offers systematic treatment of important control problems in power inverters, and different general converter theories. Starting at a basic level, it presents conventional power conversion methodologies and then ?non-conventional? methods, with a highly accessible summary of the latest developments in power inverters as well as insight into the grid connection of renewable power.
Consisting of four parts ? Power Quality Control, Neutral Line Provision, Power Flow Control, and Synchronisation ? this book fully demonstrates the integration of control and power electronics.
Key features include:
- the fundamentals of power processing and hardware design
- innovative control strategies to systematically treat the control of power inverters
- extensive experimental results for most of the control strategies presented
- the pioneering work on ?synchronverters? which has gained IET Highly Commended Innovation Award
Engineers working on inverter design and those at power system utilities can learn how advanced control strategies could improve system performance and work in practice. The book is a useful reference for researchers who are interested in the area of control engineering, power electronics, renewable energy and distributed generation, smart grids, flexible AC transmission systems, and power systems for more-electric aircraft and all-electric ships. This is also a handy text for graduate students and university professors in the areas of electrical power engineering, advanced control engineering, power electronics, renewable energy and smart grid integration.
Fully revised to reflect today?s media environment, this new edition of Critical Media Studies offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field and demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of media in our daily lives. Material new to this edition includes a chapter on sociological analysis and reveals new ways audiences use media in their everyday lives to manage social roles, relationships, and contexts. Readers will also appreciate the extensive updating of previously discussed examples to reflect contemporary industry standards, textual forms, and audience behaviors and the inclusion of more international material to reflect contemporary media?s global reach.
Continuing its well-received writing style that is both engaging and accessible, the book?s twelve perspectives provide readers with a diverse array of critical approaches to media studies, including original approaches such as erotic, sociological, and ecological analysis. Combining the best of well-tested theory with cutting-edge scholarship, this new edition of Critical Media Studies, offers invaluable insights into our current understanding of the nature and consequences of media in today?s world.
Updated and enhanced online resources for instructors ? including PowerPoint slides, test bank, study guides, and sample assignments ? can be found at www.wiley.com/go/criticalmediastudies.
The rapid development in various fields of Digital Audio Effects, or DAFX, has led to new algorithms and this second edition of the popular book, DAFX: Digital Audio Effects has been updated throughout to reflect progress in the field. It maintains a unique approach to DAFX with a lecture-style introduction into the basics of effect processing. Each effect description begins with the presentation of the physical and acoustical phenomena, an explanation of the signal processing techniques to achieve the effect, followed by a discussion of musical applications and the control of effect parameters. Topics covered include: filters and delays, modulators and demodulators, nonlinear processing, spatial effects, time-segment processing, time-frequency processing, source-filter processing, spectral processing, time and frequency warping musical signals.
Updates to the second edition include:
- Three completely new chapters devoted to the major research areas of: Virtual Analog Effects, Automatic Mixing and Sound Source Separation, authored by leading researchers in the field .
- Improved presentation of the basic concepts and explanation of the related technology.
- Extended coverage of the MATLABTM scripts which demonstrate the implementation of the basic concepts into software programs.
- Companion website (www.dafx.de) which serves as the download source for MATLABTM scripts, will be updated to reflect the new material in the book.
Discussing DAFX from both an introductory and advanced level, the book systematically introduces the reader to digital signal processing concepts, how they can be applied to sound and their use in musical effects. This makes the book suitable for a range of professionals including those working in audio engineering, as well as researchers and engineers involved in the area of digital signal processing along with students on multimedia related courses.
Decision Making in Systems Engineering and Management is a comprehensive textbook that provides a logical process and analytical techniques for fact-based decision making for the most challenging systems problems. Grounded in systems thinking and based on sound systems engineering principles, the systems decisions process (SDP) leverages multiple objective decision analysis, multiple attribute value theory, and value-focused thinking to define the problem, measure stakeholder value, design creative solutions, explore the decision trade off space in the presence of uncertainty, and structure successful solution implementation. In addition to classical systems engineering problems, this approach has been successfully applied to a wide range of challenges including personnel recruiting, retention, and management; strategic policy analysis; facilities design and management; resource allocation; information assurance; security systems design; and other settings whose structure can be conceptualized as a system.
DEEP LEARNING FOR THE EARTH SCIENCES
Explore this insightful treatment of deep learning in the field of earth sciences, from four leading voices
Deep learning is a fundamental technique in modern Artificial Intelligence and is being applied to disciplines across the scientific spectrum; earth science is no exception. Yet, the link between deep learning and Earth sciences has only recently entered academic curricula and thus has not yet proliferated. Deep Learning for the Earth Sciences delivers a unique perspective and treatment of the concepts, skills, and practices necessary to quickly become familiar with the application of deep learning techniques to the Earth sciences. The book prepares readers to be ready to use the technologies and principles described in their own research.
The distinguished editors have also included resources that explain and provide new ideas and recommendations for new research especially useful to those involved in advanced research education or those seeking PhD thesis orientations. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:
- An introduction to deep learning for classification purposes, including advances in image segmentation and encoding priors, anomaly detection and target detection, and domain adaptation
- An exploration of learning representations and unsupervised deep learning, including deep learning image fusion, image retrieval, and matching and co-registration
- Practical discussions of regression, fitting, parameter retrieval, forecasting and interpolation
- An examination of physics-aware deep learning models, including emulation of complex codes and model parametrizations
Perfect for PhD students and researchers in the fields of geosciences, image processing, remote sensing, electrical engineering and computer science, and machine learning, Deep Learning for the Earth Sciences will also earn a place in the libraries of machine learning and pattern recognition researchers, engineers, and scientists.
Eric Salt and Robert Rothery's Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers guides students through each stage of the engineering process, from start to finish. As students work through the text, they will develop a strong theoretical framework and master practical techniques that they can rely on throughout their academic and professional careers. Students learn how to define a customer's needs and the design problem, synthesize solutions, evaluate alternatives, and complete the systems level design. The text also addresses the important issues of documentation and testing. In addition, students will find a number of examples and templates throughout the text, including suggested outlines for design documents such as design specifications, project plans, and test plans. This text is suitable as a main text or supplement for a junior, senior or graduate course in Electrical Engineering Design or Project Management.
DESIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING
An authoritative guide to optimizing design for manufacturability and reliability from a team of experts
Design for Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art book that covers design and reliability of electronics. The authors?noted experts on the topic?explain how using the DfX concepts of design for reliability, design for manufacturability, design for environment, design for testability, and more, reduce research and development costs and decrease time to market and allow companies to confidently issue warranty coverage.
By employing the concepts outlined in Design for Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing, engineers and managers can increase customer satisfaction, market share, and long-term profits. In addition, the authors describe the best practices regarding product design and show how the practices can be adapted for different manufacturing processes, suppliers, use environments, and reliability expectations. This important book:
- Contains a comprehensive review of the design and reliability of electronics
- Covers a range of topics: establishing a reliability program, design for the use environment, design for manufacturability, and more
- Includes technical information on electronic packaging, discrete components, and assembly processes
- Shows how aspects of electronics can fail under different environmental stresses
Written for reliability engineers, electronics engineers, design engineers, component engineers, and others, Design for Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing is a comprehensive book that reveals how to get product design right the first time.
A one-stop reference guide to design for safety principles and applications
Design for Safety (DfSa) provides design engineers and engineering managers with a range of tools and techniques for incorporating safety into the design process for complex systems. It explains how to design for maximum safe conditions and minimum risk of accidents. The book covers safety design practices, which will result in improved safety, fewer accidents, and substantial savings in life cycle costs for producers and users. Readers who apply DfSa principles can expect to have a dramatic improvement in the ability to compete in global markets. They will also find a wealth of design practices not covered in typical engineering books—allowing them to think outside the box when developing safety requirements.
Design Safety is already a high demand field due to its importance to system design and will be even more vital for engineers in multiple design disciplines as more systems become increasingly complex and liabilities increase. Therefore, risk mitigation methods to design systems with safety features are becoming more important. Designing systems for safety has been a high priority for many safety-critical systems—especially in the aerospace and military industries. However, with the expansion of technological innovations into other market places, industries that had not previously considered safety design requirements are now using the technology in applications.
Design for Safety:
- Covers trending topics and the latest technologies
- Provides ten paradigms for managing and designing systems for safety and uses them as guiding themes throughout the book
- Logically defines the parameters and concepts, sets the safety program and requirements, covers basic methodologies, investigates lessons from history, and addresses specialty topics within the topic of Design for Safety (DfSa)
- Supplements other books in the series on Quality and Reliability Engineering
Design for Safety is an ideal book for new and experienced engineers and managers who are involved with design, testing, and maintenance of safety critical applications. It is also helpful for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering.
Design for Safety is the second in a series of “Design for” books. Design for Reliability was the first in the series with more planned for the future.
The Updated Third Edition Provides a Systems Approach to Sustainable Green Energy Production and Contains Analytical Tools for the Design of Renewable Microgrids
The revised third edition of Design of Smart Power Grid Renewable Energy Systems integrates three areas of electrical engineering: power systems, power electronics, and electric energy conversion systems. The book also addresses the fundamental design of wind and photovoltaic (PV) energy microgrids as part of smart-bulk power-grid systems.
In order to demystify the complexity of the integrated approach, the author first presents the basic concepts, and then explores a simulation test bed in MATLAB® in order to use these concepts to solve a basic problem in the development of smart grid energy system. Each chapter offers a problem of integration and describes why it is important. Then the mathematical model of the problem is formulated, and the solution steps are outlined. This step is followed by developing a MATLAB® simulation test bed. This important book:
- Reviews the basic principles underlying power systems
- Explores topics including: AC/DC rectifiers, DC/AC inverters, DC/DC converters, and pulse width modulation (PWM) methods
- Describes the fundamental concepts in the design and operation of smart grid power grids
- Supplementary material includes a solutions manual and PowerPoint presentations for instructors
Written for undergraduate and graduate students in electric power systems engineering, researchers, and industry professionals, the revised third edition of Design of Smart Power Grid Renewable Energy Systems is a guide to the fundamental concepts of power grid integration on microgrids of green energy sources.
A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the development of embedded systems and Internet of Things devices using ARM mbed
Designing Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the ARM mbed offers an accessible guide to the development of ARM mbed and includes a range of topics on the subject from the basic to the advanced. ARM mbed is a platform and operating system based on 32-bit ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers. This important resource puts the focus on ARM mbed NXP LPC1768 and FRDM-K64F evaluation boards. NXP LPC1768 has powerful features such as a fast microcontroller, various digital and analog I/Os, various serial communication interfaces and a very easy to use Web based compiler. It is one of the most popular kits that are used to study and create projects. FRDM-K64F is relatively new and largely compatible with NXP LPC1768 but with even more powerful features.
This approachable text is an ideal guide that is divided into four sections; Getting Started with the ARM mbed, Covering the Basics, Advanced Topics and Case Studies. This getting started guide:
- Offers a clear introduction to the topic
- Contains a wealth of original and illustrative case studies
- Includes a practical guide to the development of projects with the ARM mbed platform
- Presents timely coverage of how to develop IoT applications
Designing Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the ARM mbed offers students and R&D engineers a resource for understanding the ARM mbed NXP LPC1768 evaluation board.
In Development Communication, top media scholars explore the details of communication in areas where modernization has failed to deliver change.
- Offers a complete introduction to the history of development communication - the process of systematically intervening with either media or education in order to promote positive social change
- Discusses the major approaches and theories in development communication, including educational issues of training, literacy, schooling, and use of media from print and radio to video and the internet
- Explores the role of NGOs, the CNN Effect, and the power of grass-roots movements and 'bottom-up' approaches that challenge the status quo in global media
Offers concise, practical knowledge on modern communication systems to help students transition smoothly into the workplace and beyond
This book presents the most relevant concepts and technologies of today's communication systems and presents them in a concise and intuitive manner. It covers advanced topics such as Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Technology, which are enabling technologies for modern communication systems such as WiFi (including the latest enhancements) and LTE-Advanced.
Following a brief introduction to the field, Digital Communication for Practicing Engineers immerses readers in the theories and technologies that engineers deal with. It starts off with Shannon Theorem and Information Theory, before moving on to basic modules of a communication system, including modulation, statistical detection, channel coding, synchronization, and equalization. The next part of the book discusses advanced topics such as OFDM and MIMO, and introduces several emerging technologies in the context of 5G cellular system radio interface. The book closes by outlining several current research areas in digital communications. In addition, this text:
- Breaks down the subject into self-contained lectures, which can be read individually or as a whole
- Focuses on the pros and cons of widely used techniques, while providing references for detailed mathematical analysis
- Follows the current technology trends, including advanced topics such as OFDM and MIMO
- Touches on content this is not usually contained in textbooks such as cyclo-stationary symbol timing recovery, adaptive self-interference canceler, and Tomlinson-Harashima precoder
- Includes many illustrations, homework problems, and examples
Digital Communication for Practicing Engineers is an ideal guide for graduate students and professionals in digital communication looking to understand, work with, and adapt to the current and future technology.
This book uses a practical approach in the application of theoretical concepts to digital communications in the design of software defined radio modems.
This book discusses the design, implementation and performance verification of waveforms and algorithms appropriate for digital data modulation and demodulation in modern communication systems. Using a building-block approach, the author provides an introductory to the advanced understanding of acquisition and data detection using source and executable simulation code to validate the communication system performance with respect to theory and design specifications. The author focuses on theoretical analysis, algorithm design, firmware and software designs and subsystem and system testing. This book treats system designs with a variety of channel characteristics from very low to optical frequencies. This book offers system analysis and subsystem implementation options for acquisition and data detection appropriate to the channel conditions and system specifications, and provides test methods for demonstrating system performance. This book also:
- Outlines fundamental system requirements and related analysis that must be established prior to a detailed subsystem design
- Includes many examples that highlight various analytical solutions and case studies that characterize various system performance measures
- Discusses various aspects of atmospheric propagation using the spherical 4/3 effective earth radius model
- Examines Ionospheric propagation and uses the Rayleigh fading channel to evaluate link performance using several robust waveform modulations
- Contains end-of-chapter problems, allowing the reader to further engage with the text
Digital Communications with Emphasis on Data Modems is a great resource for communication-system and digital signal processing engineers and students looking for in-depth theory as well as practical implementations.
Takes a fresh look at basic digital design. From definition, to example, to graphic illustration, to simulation result, the book progresses through the main themes of digital design. Technically up-to-date, this book covers all the latest topics: Field programmable gate arrays, PALs and ROMs. The latest memory chips for SRAM and DRAM are shown. Software for creating the excitation equations of FSM are covered, as well as LogicWorks and Beige Bag PC and more.
The fundamentals and implementation of digital electronics are essential to understanding the design and working of consumer/industrial electronics, communications, embedded systems, computers, security and military equipment.
Devices used in applications such as these are constantly decreasing in size and employing more complex technology. It is therefore essential for engineers and students to understand the fundamentals, implementation and application principles of digital electronics, devices and integrated circuits. This is so that they can use the most appropriate and effective technique to suit their technical need.
This book provides practical and comprehensive coverage of digital electronics, bringing together information on fundamental theory, operational aspects and potential applications. With worked problems, examples, and review questions for each chapter, Digital Electronics includes:
- information on number systems, binary codes, digital arithmetic, logic gates and families, and Boolean algebra;
- an in-depth look at multiplexers, de-multiplexers, devices for arithmetic operations, flip-flops and related devices, counters and registers, and data conversion circuits;
- up-to-date coverage of recent application fields, such as programmable logic devices, microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital troubleshooting and digital instrumentation.
A comprehensive, must-read book on digital electronics for senior undergraduate and graduate students of electrical, electronics and computer engineering, and a valuable reference book for professionals and researchers.
A presentation of the various methods used by engineers to separate signals from noise. As this is mostly done by using a suitable filter, this book focuses on the understanding and design of the different types of such filters, whether discrete or linear, deterministic or stochastic.
While written with the practitioner in mind, the text equally serves as a textbook for a graduate course, with around 200 problems and projects available online.
Photographers! Your guide is here!
The demand for high-quality photographs is higher than ever. Whether you’re building your influencer rating online, capturing the moments of a child’s life, or are looking for ways to improve your skills, photography know-how is a must-have skill.
Digital Photography For Dummies helps you do more than pointing, shooting, and hoping for the best or slapping a filter on a camera phone shot. This book introduces you to the camera settings and techniques that separate okay pictures from frame-worthy portraits. It then explains how to apply those skills to capturing your own portraits, landscape shots, and high-action photos.
- Develop a better eye for image composition
- Discover how to light photos better, including using natural light
- Learn to get quick results in auto settings or take full control in manual mode
- Discover the elements of exposure and how they influence the final product
- Find instructions on taking a formal or casual portrait
- Apply basic editing techniques to finalize your image
Go beyond photo apps and apply the techniques pros use for their images.
Helpful, easy-to-follow guide for new digital photographers over the age of 50
Digital photography is a fun and exciting hobby, but digital cameras can be overwhelming and daunting to a newcomer. If you're entering the digital photography world as an older adult?and wondering about which digital camera will meet your needs?this straightforward, helpful book is for you.
Written in full colour with lots of screenshots and clear, easy-to-read type, this friendly guide assumes no previous experience in digital photography and walks you through the subject of digital photography from start to finish: selecting which type of digital camera is right for you, understanding the seemingly endless jargon, benefiting from valuable photograph tips, and much more.
- Provides guidance for purchasing your digital camera and deciphers the common jargon that is used in the field
- Walks you through all the features and functions of a digital camera
- Reveals top photography tips
- Explains how to retouch, enhance, and print your photos
- Demonstrates easy ways to share photos with friends and family
Prepare properly, enjoy the freedom, and maybe even show the family a thing or two with this fun and practical guide!
Quickly Engages in Applying Algorithmic Techniques to Solve Practical Signal Processing Problems
With its active, hands-on learning approach, this text enables readers to master the underlying principles of digital signal processing and its many applications in industries such as digital television, mobile and broadband communications, and medical/scientific devices. Carefully developed MATLAB® examples throughout the text illustrate the mathematical concepts and use of digital signal processing algorithms. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of how to apply the algorithms by manipulating the codes in the examples to see their effect. Moreover, plenty of exercises help to put knowledge into practice solving real-world signal processing challenges.
Following an introductory chapter, the text explores:
Sampled signals and digital processing
Representing signals and systems
Temporal and spatial signal processing
Frequency analysis of signals
Discrete-time filters and recursive filters
Each chapter begins with chapter objectives and an introduction. A summary at the end of each chapter ensures that one has mastered all the key concepts and techniques before progressing in the text. Lastly, appendices listing selected web resources, research papers, and related textbooks enable the investigation of individual topics in greater depth.
Upon completion of this text, readers will understand how to apply key algorithmic techniques to address practical signal processing problems as well as develop their own signal processing algorithms. Moreover, the text provides a solid foundation for evaluating and applying new digital processing signal techniques as they are developed.
Features inexpensive ARM® Cortex®-M4 microcontroller development systems available from Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics.
This book presents a hands-on approach to teaching Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with real-time examples using the ARM® Cortex®-M4 32-bit microprocessor. Real-time examples using analog input and output signals are provided, giving visible (using an oscilloscope) and audible (using a speaker or headphones) results. Signal generators and/or audio sources, e.g. iPods, can be used to provide experimental input signals. The text also covers the fundamental concepts of digital signal processing such as analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, FIR and IIR filtering, Fourier transforms, and adaptive filtering.
Digital Signal Processing Using the ARM® Cortex®-M4:
- Uses a large number of simple example programs illustrating DSP concepts in real-time, in an electrical engineering laboratory setting
- Includes examples for both STM32F407 Discovery and the TM4C123 Launchpad, using Keil MDK-ARM, on a companion website
- Example programs for the TM4C123 Launchpad using Code Composer Studio version 6 available on companion website
Digital Signal Processing Using the ARM® Cortex®-M4 serves as a teaching aid for university professors wishing to teach DSP using laboratory experiments, and for students or engineers wishing to study DSP using the inexpensive ARM® Cortex®-M4.
A realistic and comprehensive review of joint approaches to machine learning and signal processing algorithms, with application to communications, multimedia, and biomedical engineering systems
Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods reviews the milestones in the mixing of classical digital signal processing models and advanced kernel machines statistical learning tools. It explains the fundamental concepts from both fields of machine learning and signal processing so that readers can quickly get up to speed in order to begin developing the concepts and application software in their own research.
Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods provides a comprehensive overview of kernel methods in signal processing, without restriction to any application field. It also offers example applications and detailed benchmarking experiments with real and synthetic datasets throughout. Readers can find further worked examples with Matlab source code on a website developed by the authors: http://github.com/DSPKM
• Presents the necessary basic ideas from both digital signal processing and machine learning concepts
• Reviews the state-of-the-art in SVM algorithms for classification and detection problems in the context of signal processing
• Surveys advances in kernel signal processing beyond SVM algorithms to present other highly relevant kernel methods for digital signal processing
An excellent book for signal processing researchers and practitioners, Digital Signal Processing with Kernel Methods will also appeal to those involved in machine learning and pattern recognition.