March 1, 2017

Handbook of Damage Mechanics: Nano to Macro Scale for Materials and Structures

This authoritative reference offers complete assurance of the themes of wear and therapeutic mechanics. Computational modeling of constitutive equations is supplied in addition to solved examples in engineering purposes. a variety of fabrics that engineers could come across are coated, together with metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, and nanomaterials. The the world over famous staff of individuals hire a constant and systematic procedure, providing readers a common reference that's perfect for widespread session.

Handbook of wear and tear Mechanics: Nano to Macro Scale for fabrics and Structures is perfect for graduate scholars and school, researchers, and pros within the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, fabrics technology, and Engineering Mechanics.

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March 1, 2017

Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Architecture and Tools: The Guide for Application Developers

By Rezaur Rahman

Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor structure and instruments: The advisor for program builders offers builders a complete creation and in-depth examine the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor structure and the corresponding parallel info constitution instruments and algorithms utilized in a few of the technical computing purposes for which it's compatible. It additionally examines the resource code-level optimizations that may be played to use the robust positive aspects of the processor.

Xeon Phi is on the center of world’s quickest advertisement supercomputer, which due to the vastly parallel computing features of Intel Xeon Phi processors coupled with Xeon Phi coprocessors attained 33.86 teraflops of benchmark functionality in 2013. Extracting such stellar functionality in real-world purposes calls for a cosmopolitan realizing of the complicated interplay between parts, Xeon Phi cores, and the functions working on them.

In this booklet, Rezaur Rahman, an Intel chief within the improvement of the Xeon Phi coprocessor and the optimization of its functions, provides and info the entire beneficial properties of Xeon Phi middle layout which are suitable to the perform of software builders, comparable to its vector devices, multithreading, cache hierarchy, and host-to-coprocessor communique channels. construction in this starting place, he exhibits builders the way to clear up real-world technical computing difficulties by means of choosing, deploying, and optimizing the to be had algorithms and knowledge constitution possible choices matching Xeon Phi’s features. From Rahman’s sensible descriptions and broad code examples, the reader will achieve a operating wisdom of the Xeon Phi vector guide set and the Xeon Phi microarchitecture wherein cores execute 512-bit guideline streams in parallel.

What you’ll learn

How to calculate theoretical Gigaflops and bandwidth numbers at the and degree them via code segment
How to estimate latencies in fetching facts from diverse cache hierarchies, together with reminiscence subsystems
How to degree PCIe bus bandwidth among the host and coprocessor
How to use strength administration and reliability good points outfitted into the hardware
How to pick and control the simplest instruments to music specific Xeon Phi applications
Algorithms and knowledge buildings for optimizing Xeon Phi performance
Case stories of real-world Xeon Phi technical computing purposes in molecular dynamics and monetary simulations
Who this booklet is for

This e-book is for builders wishing to layout and enhance technical computing functions to accomplish the top functionality to be had within the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor undefined. It presents an excellent base at the coprocessor structure, in addition to set of rules and information constitution case stories for Xeon Phi coprocessor. The ebook can also be of curiosity to scholars and practitioners in machine engineering as a case examine for vastly parallel middle microarchitecture of recent day processors.

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February 28, 2017

Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Keir Thomas

Exploit mystery settings and hidden apps, push integrated instruments to the restrict, greatly customize your Mac event and tweak your process so it is appropriate for you. almost all these three hundred fast and straightforward information, tips, tricks and hacks in Mac Kung Fu makes "it simply works" even greater. develop into the final word Mac person, operating speedier, smarter, and easily have plenty extra enjoyable together with your Apple computer.

After you've gotten exposed the fundamentals in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is the next move. you are going to grasp daily instruments reminiscent of the Dock, highlight, undertaking regulate, Launchpad, and Dashboard. you will discover different amazingly helpful instruments and integrated accessories that you simply by no means knew existed. you are going to customise the OS X interface, refine your workflow, research precious safety tips, paintings larger with pictures, video clips and files, and try out your Mac undefined. you are going to wow associates along with your insanely nice Mac knowledge!

Mac Kung Fu info issues even Mac Geniuses do not know. And why may still they? some of the information during this booklet make the most settings or experimental good points by no means formally made public.

Each tip during this specified e-book is intentionally brief and readable, and you'll dip out and in everytime you wish. so much take under a minute to accomplish, but the consequences final for a life of higher computing.

What You Need:

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and above.

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February 28, 2017

Theory of Dielectrics: Dielectric Constant and Dielectric Loss

By Herbert Fröhlich

Now in its 6th printing (first in paperback), this publication continues to be a very good reference for an individual who works in utilized physics, engineering, or chemistry. It supplies a scientific account of the speculation of dielectric homes, and the reader is thought to have merely an acquaintance with calculus, complemented via an ordinary wisdom of atomic and molecular physics, statistical mechanics, and electrostatics.

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February 28, 2017

Monitoring Volcanoes in the North Pacific: Observations from Space (Springer Praxis Books)

This ebook is a visible studying event as recorded on satellite tv for pc photographs of volcanic eruptions and a guide describing the way it is used for operational satellite tv for pc tracking. The atlas exhibits examples of the most important eruptions around the globe. The e-book fills a massive hole within the technological know-how of volcano distant sensing. A CD-ROM is incorporated containing the entire pictures and an linked web site so that it will be on a regular basis up to date, displaying effects from new and present eruptions.

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February 28, 2017

Electricity from Wave and Tide: An Introduction to Marine Energy

By Paul A. Lynn

A concise but technically authoritative assessment of contemporary marine power units with the target of sustainable electrical energy generation

With one hundred sixty five full-colour illustrations and images of units at a complicated level, the ebook offers inspiring case experiences of today’s such a lot promising marine strength units and advancements, together with full-scale grid-connected prototypes confirmed in sea stipulations. It additionally covers the eu Marine power Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, the place some of the units are assessed.

Topics discussed:

  • global assets – drawing power from the World’s waves and tides
  • history of wave and tidal circulation systems
  • theoretical heritage to fashionable developments
  • conversion of marine strength into grid electricity
  • modern wave power converters and tidal movement power converters

This ebook is geared toward a large readership together with pros, coverage makers and staff within the power region desiring an advent to marine strength. Its descriptive type and technical point also will entice scholars of renewable strength, and the turning out to be variety of those that desire to know how marine units can give a contribution to carbon-free electrical energy new release within the 21st century.

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February 28, 2017

New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, Second Course

By Ann Shaffer

With confirmed pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth assurance, New views is helping scholars strengthen the Microsoft place of work 2013 talents they should succeed in collage and past. up-to-date with all new case-based tutorials, New views Microsoft workplace 2013 keeps to have interaction scholars in making use of abilities to real-world occasions, making thoughts proper. a brand new Troubleshoot case challenge complements serious considering, and a brand new instructional on dealing with Your records is helping scholars navigate home windows eight. As constantly, New views improves studying results and transference of talents through assisting scholars comprehend why what they're studying is critical.

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February 28, 2017

Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

By Claude A. Piantadosi

Seeking to reenergize americans' ardour for the distance application, the worth of additional exploration of the Moon, and the significance of humans at the ultimate frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi offers a wealthy historical past of yank house exploration and its significant achievements. He emphasizes the significance of reclaiming nationwide command of our manned software and carrying on with our unmanned house missions, and he stresses the numerous adventures that also look forward to us within the unfolding universe. Acknowledging house exploration's functional and fiscal hindrances, Piantadosi demanding situations us to revitalize American management in area exploration as a way to achieve its clinical bounty.

Piantadosi explains why area exploration, an enthralling tale of ambition, invention, and discovery, can also be more and more tricky and why area specialists continually appear to disagree. He argues that the way forward for the gap application calls for merging the practicalities of exploration with the limitations of human biology. area technology offers with the unknown, and the margin (and price range) for mistakes is small. deadly near-vacuum stipulations, lethal cosmic radiation, microgravity, mammoth distances, and hugely scattered assets stay enormous actual difficulties. To forge forward, the US must enhance reasonable area transportation and versatile exploration ideas dependent in sound technological know-how. Piantadosi closes with feedback for attaining those ambitions, combining his fit skepticism as a scientist with an unshakable trust in space's untapped―and absolutely worthwhile―potential.

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February 28, 2017

Surface and Underground Excavations: Methods, Techniques and Equipment

This accomplished textual content explores the applied sciences and advancements in excavations for any form of floor or underground excavation. the 1st numerous chapters hide unit operations, together with drilling, explosives and blasting, mucking, haulage, hoisting, and helps and reinforcement. The ebook then describes excavation strategies for varied operations, corresponding to tunneling, elevating, sinking, drifting, stoping, quarrying and floor mining, underground mining, pillar blasting, and liquidation. It additionally examines the layout, making plans, and research of excavations in addition to the development of floor and subsurface excavations, reminiscent of caverns. Case experiences specialize in heavy underground blasting in the course of pillar recoveries.

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February 28, 2017

Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook

By Saul Greenberg, Nicolai Marquardt, Bill Buxton

Sketching operating adventure: The Workbook presents information regarding the step by step technique of different sketching thoughts. It bargains equipment referred to as layout pondering, with the intention to imagine as a person, and sketching, how to imagine as a fashion designer. User-experience designers are designers who cartoon in accordance with their activities, interactions, and studies.
The ebook discusses the diversities among the traditional how one can cartoon and sketching utilized by user-experience designers. It additionally describes a few motivation on why an individual should still comic strip and introduces the sketchbook. The ebook reports the several sketching tools and the modules that comprise a specific sketching process. It additionally explains how the sketching tools are used.
Readers who're attracted to studying, figuring out, practising, and instructing event layout, details layout, interface layout, and data structure will locate this booklet relevant.

  • Features standalone modules detailing tools and workouts for practitioners who are looking to study and advance their sketching skills
  • Extremely functional, with illustrated examples detailing all steps on find out how to do a method
  • Excellent for person studying, for school rooms, and for a group that desires to boost a tradition of layout practice
  • Perfect supplement to Buxton’s Sketching consumer event or any UX text
  • Author-maintained significant other web site at

    http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/sketchbook/

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