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Introduction to Optimum Design 3e describes an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB are featured as learning and teaching aids. * Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable* Includes applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems* Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox* Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book* New example problems throughout the text are enhanced with detailed illustrations* Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter* New chapter on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses
Understanding materials, their properties and behavior is
fundamental to engineering design, and a key application of
materials science. Written for all students of engineering,
materials science and design, this book describes the procedures
for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that
the most suitable materials for a given application are identified
from the full range of materials and section shapes available.
The fifth edition of "Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists" provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.
This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an
engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a
self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to
learn and apply MATLAB.
Unlike books currently on the market, this book attempts to satisfy
two goals: combine circuits and electronics into a single, unified
treatment, and establish a strong connection with the contemporary
world of digital systems. It will introduce a new way of looking
not only at the treatment of circuits, but also at the treatment of
introductory coursework in engineering in general.
A collection of problems and solutions in real analysis based on
the major textbook, "Principles of Real Analysis" (also by
Aliprantis and Burkinshaw), "Problems in Real Analysis" is the
ideal companion for senior science and engineering undergraduates
and first-year graduate courses in real analysis. It is intended
for use as an independent source, and is an invaluable tool for
students who wish to develop a deep understanding and proficiency
in the use of integration methods.
Hirsch, Devaney, and Smale s classic "Differential Equations,
Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos" has been used by
professors as the primary text for undergraduate and graduate level
courses covering differential equations. It provides a theoretical
approach to dynamical systems and chaos written for a diverse
student population among the fields of mathematics, science, and
engineering. Prominent experts provide everything students need to
know about dynamical systems as students seek to develop sufficient
mathematical skills to analyze the types of differential equations
that arise in their area of study. The authors provide rigorous
exercises and examples clearly and easily by slowly introducing
linear systems of differential equations. Calculus is required as
specialized advanced topics not usually found in elementary
differential equations courses are included, such as exploring the
world of discrete dynamical systems and describing chaotic
Handbook of Differential Equations: Evolutionary Equations is the last text of a five-volume reference in mathematics and methodology. This volume follows the format set by the preceding volumes, presenting numerous contributions that reflect the nature of the area of evolutionary partial differential equations. The book is comprised of five chapters that feature the following: * A thorough discussion of the shallow-equations theory, which is used as a model for water waves in rivers, lakes and oceans. It covers the issues of modeling, analysis and applications. * Evaluation of the singular limits of reaction-diffusion systems, where the reaction is fast compared to the other processes; and applications that range from the theory of the evolution of certain biological processes to the phenomena of Turing and cross-diffusion instability * Detailed discussion of numerous problems arising from nonlinear optics, at the high-frequency and high-intensity regime * Geometric and diffractive optics, including wave interactions * Presentation of the issues of existence, blow-up and asymptotic stability of solutions, from the equations of solutions to the equations of linear and non-linear thermoelasticity * Answers to questions about unique space, such as continuation and backward uniqueness for linear second-order parabolic equations. Research mathematicians, mathematics lecturers and instructors, and academic students will find this book invaluable.
Using the author's considerable experience of applying Mathcad to
engineering problems, Essential Mathcad introduces the most
powerful functions and features of the software and teaches how to
apply these to create comprehensive calculations for any
quantitative subject. The simple, step-by-step approach makes this
book an ideal Mathcad text for professional engineers as well as
engineering, science, and math students. Examples from a variety of
fields demonstrate the power and utility of Mathcad's tools, while
also demonstrating how other software, such as Excel spreadsheets,
can be incorporated effectively.
What would you like to do with your life? What career would allow you to fulfill your dreams of success? If you like mathematics-and the prospect of a highly mobile, international profession-consider becoming an actuary.
Szabo s "Actuaries Survival Guide, Second Edition" explains what
actuaries are, what they do, and where they do it. It describes
exciting combinations of ideas, techniques, and skills involved in
the day-to-day work of actuaries. This second edition has been
updated to reflect the rise of social networking and the internet,
the progress toward a global knowledge-based economy, and the
global expansion of the actuarial field that has occurred since the
Agenda Relevance is the first volume in the authors' omnibus
This book is an essential guide to the implementation of image processing and computer vision techniques, with tutorial introductions and sample code in Matlab. Algorithms are presented and fully explained to enable complete understanding of the methods and techniques demonstrated. As one reviewer noted, "The main strength of the proposed book is the exemplar code of the algorithms."
Fully updated with the latest developments in feature
extraction, including expanded tutorials and new techniques, this
new edition contains extensive new material on Haar wavelets,
Viola-Jones, bilateral filtering, SURF, PCA-SIFT, moving object
detection and tracking, development of symmetry operators, LBP
texture analysis, Adaboost, and a new appendix on color models.
Coverage of distance measures, feature detectors, wavelets, level
sets and texture tutorials has been extended.
"Engineering Materials 2" is one of the leading self-contained texts for more advanced students of materials science and mechanical engineering. The book provides a concise introduction to the microstructures and processing of materials and shows how these are related to the properties required in engineering design. As with previous editions, each chapter is designed to provide the content of one 50-minute lecture. The fourth edition has been updated to include new case studies, more worked examples, links to relevant websites and video clips. Other changes include an increased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing and properties, and integration of the popular tutorial on phase diagrams into the main text.
"Engineering Materials 2, Fourth Edition" is perfect as a
stand-alone text for an advanced course in engineering materials or
a second text with its companion "Engineering Materials 1: An
Introduction to Properties, Applications, and Design, Fourth
Edition" in a two-semester course or sequence.
The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Fifth Edition, provides a complete introduction to finite element methods with applications to solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Written by bestselling author S.S. Rao, this book provides students with a thorough grounding of the mathematical principles for setting up finite element solutions in civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering applications. The new edition of this textbook includes examples using modern computer tools such as MatLab, Ansys, Nastran, and Abaqus. This book discusses a wide range of topics, including discretization of the domain; interpolation models; higher order and isoparametric elements; derivation of element matrices and vectors; assembly of element matrices and vectors and derivation of system equations; numerical solution of finite element equations; basic equations of fluid mechanics; inviscid and irrotational flows; solution of quasi-harmonic equations; and solutions of Helmhotz and Reynolds equations. New to this edition are examples and applications in Matlab, Ansys, and Abaqus; structured problem solving approach in all worked examples; and new discussions throughout, including the direct method of deriving finite element equations, use of strong and weak form formulations, complete treatment of dynamic analysis, and detailed analysis of heat transfer problems. All figures are revised and redrawn for clarity. This book will benefit professional engineers, practicing engineers learning finite element methods, and students in mechanical, structural, civil, and aerospace engineering.
Chapter 1 presents theorems on differentiable functions often used
in differential topology, such as the implicit function theorem,
Sard's theorem and Whitney's approximation theorem.
Continuum Mechanics is a branch of physical mechanics that describes the macroscopic mechanical behavior of solid or fluid materials considered to be continuously distributed. It is fundamental to the fields of civil, mechanical, chemical and bioengineering. This time-tested text has been used for over 35 years to introduce junior and senior-level undergraduate engineering students, as well as graduate students, to the basic principles of continuum mechanics and their applications to real engineering problems. The text begins with a detailed presentation of the coordinate invariant quantity, the tensor, introduced as a linear transformation. This is then followed by the formulation of the kinematics of deformation, large as well as very small, the description of stresses and the basic laws of continuum mechanics. As applications of these laws, the behaviors of certain material idealizations (models) including the elastic, viscous and viscoelastic materials, are presented.
This new edition offers expanded coverage of the subject matter
both in terms of details and contents, providing greater
flexibility for either a one or two-semester course in either
continuum mechanics or elasticity. Although this current edition
has expanded the coverage of the subject matter, it nevertheless
uses the same approach as that in the earlier editions - that one
can cover advanced topics in an elementary way that go from simple
to complex, using a wealth of illustrative examples and problems.
It is, and will remain, one of the most accessible textbooks on
this challenging engineering subject.
New section at the end of Chapter 4 devoted to the integral formulation of the field equations
Seven new appendices appear at the end of the relevant chapters to help make each chapter more self-contained
Expanded and improved problem sets providing both intellectual challenges and engineering applications
"Digital Signal Processing, Second Edition "enables electrical engineers and technicians in the fields of biomedical, computer, and electronics engineering to master the essential fundamentals of DSP principles and practice. Many instructive worked examples are used to illustrate the material, and the use of mathematics is minimized for easier grasp of concepts. As such, this title is also useful to undergraduates in electrical engineering, and as a reference for science students and practicing engineers.
The book goes beyond DSP theory, to show implementation of algorithms in hardware and software. Additional topics covered include adaptive filtering with noise reduction and echo cancellations, speech compression, signal sampling, digital filter realizations, filter design, multimedia applications, over-sampling, etc. More advanced topics are also covered, such as adaptive filters, speech compression such as PCM, u-law, ADPCM, and multi-rate DSP and over-sampling ADC.
New to this edition: MATLAB projects dealing with practical
applications added throughout the bookNew chapter (chapter 13)
covering sub-band coding and wavelet transforms, methods that have
become popular in the DSP fieldNew applications included in many
chapters, including applications of DFT to seismic signals,
electrocardiography data, and vibration signalsAll real-time C
programs revised for the TMS320C6713 DSK
Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable
engineering, "Materials and the Environment, 2e"is the only book
devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It
explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the
consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking
about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing
environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of
material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection
strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes
new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low
Carbon Powerand Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text
examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for
instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product
designers who need to consider the environmental implications of
materials in their designs.
New to this edition
New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit methodNew chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewablesNew chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materialsRecent news-clips from the world press that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chaptersEnd-of-chapterexercises have been greatly expandedThe datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers
This book is an exposition of "semi-Riemannian geometry" (also called "pseudo-Riemannian geometry")--the study of a smooth manifold furnished with a metric tensor of arbitrary signature. The principal special cases are Riemannian geometry, where the metric is positive definite, and Lorentz geometry. For many years these two geometries have developed almost independently: Riemannian geometry reformulated in coordinate-free fashion and directed toward global problems, Lorentz geometry in classical tensor notation devoted to general relativity. More recently, this divergence has been reversed as physicists, turning increasingly toward invariant methods, have produced results of compelling mathematical interest.
Thermodynamic Tables to Accompany Modern Engineering Thermodynamics is a companion text to Modern Engineering Thermodynamics by Robert T. Balmer. It contains two Appendices-Appendix C features 40 thermodynamic tables, while Appendix D provides 6 thermodynamic charts. These charts and tables are provided in a separate booklet to give instructors the flexibility of allowing students to bring the tables into exams. This booklet is provided at no extra charge with new copies of Balmer's book. It may be purchased separately if needed.
Now inits 7th edition, "Mathematical Methods for Physicists"
continues to provide all the mathematical methods that aspiring
scientists and engineers are likely to encounter as students and
beginning researchers. This bestselling text provides mathematical
relations and their proofs essential to the study of physics and
related fields. While retaining thekey features of the 6th edition,
the new edition provides a more careful balance of explanation,
theory, and examples. Taking a problem-solving-skills approach to
incorporating theorems with applications, the book's improved focus
will help students succeed throughout their academic careers and
well into their professions. Some notable enhancements include more
refined and focused content in important topics, improved
organization, updated notations, extensive explanations and
intuitive exercise sets, a wider range of problem solutions,
improvement in the placement, and a wider range of difficulty of
New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"
Gindis introduces AutoCAD with step-by-step instructions, stripping away complexities to begin working in AutoCAD immediately. All concepts are explained first in theory, and then shown in practice, helping the reader understand "what "it is they are doing and why before they do it.
The book contains supporting graphics (screen shots) and a
summary with a self-test section at the end of each chapter. Also
included are drawing examples and exercises, and two running
projects that the reader works on as they progresses through the
chaptersExplains the why and how of AutoCAD commands: all concepts
are explained first in theory andthencovered in step-by-step
detailExtensive use of screen shots, chapter summaries, and
aself-test section at the end of each chapter Includesdrawing
examples and exercises, and two running projects that the reader
works on as he/she progresses through the chaptersEach chapter
features a "Spotlight On..." section, highlighting theuse of
AutoCAD in various industries Fully updated for AutoCAD 2010
release, including introduction of the ribbon menu structurein
chapter 1Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and
reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts; using the
author's extensive multi-industry knowledge of what is widely used
in practice, the material is presented by immediately immersing the
reader in practical, critically essential knowledge
This handbook is the fourth volume in a series of volumes devoted
to self-contained and up-to-date surveys in the theory of ordinary
differential equations, with an additional effort to achieve
readability for mathematicians and scientists from other related
fields so that the chapters have been made accessible to a wider
Computational Materials Engineering is an advanced introduction to
the computer-aided modeling of essential material properties and
behavior, including the physical, thermal and chemical parameters,
as well as the mathematical tools used to perform simulations. Its
emphasis will be on crystalline materials, which includes all
metals. The basis of Computational Materials Engineering allows
scientists and engineers to create virtual simulations of material
behavior and properties, to better understand how a particular
material works and performs and then use that knowledge to design
improvements for particular material applications. The text
displays knowledge of software designers, materials scientists and
engineers, and those involved in materials applications like
mechanical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, and
The Curry-Howard isomorphism states an amazing correspondence
between systems of formal logic as encountered in proof theory and
computational calculi as found in type theory. For instance,
Now in its Third Edition, " Plastics " is the key text for senior
students studying the science and engineering of plastic materials.
Starting from microstructure and physical properties, the book
covers the mechanical, chemical and electrical properties of
plastic materials, and also deals in detail with wider plastics
issues that today s engineers and materials scientists need such as
manufacturing processes and the design of plastic products.
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