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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition): Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback, 5th edition)
Brian D. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine
R990 Discovery Miles 9 900 In stock

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.
Updated with the features of MATLAB R2012bExpanded discussion of writing functions and scriptsRevised and expanded Part II: ApplicationsExpanded section on GUIsMore exercises and examples throughoutCompanion website for students providing M-files used within the book and selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems"

Introduction to Optimum Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Jasbir Arora Introduction to Optimum Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Jasbir Arora
R2,588 Discovery Miles 25 880 In stock

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

Materials and the Environment - Eco-informed Material Choice (Paperback, 2nd edition): Michael F. Ashby Materials and the Environment - Eco-informed Material Choice (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Michael F. Ashby
R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequencesContains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situationsIncludes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data

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


Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Hirsch, Stephen Smale, Robert... Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Hirsch, Stephen Smale, Robert L. Devaney
R1,343 Discovery Miles 13 430 Within 7 - 11 working days

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 systems.
Classic text bythree of the world s most prominent mathematicians Continues the tradition of expository excellenceContains updated material and expanded applications for use in applied studies"

Mathematical Methods For Physicists International Student Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber Mathematical Methods For Physicists International Student Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber
R1,252 Discovery Miles 12 520 Within 7 - 11 working days

Provides mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. This work covers the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering. It includes differential forms and the elegant forms of Maxwell's equations, and a chapter on probability and statistics. It also illustrates and proves mathematical relations.

Feature Extraction and Image Processing for Computer Vision (Paperback, 3rd edition): Mark Nixon, Alberto S. Aguado Feature Extraction and Image Processing for Computer Vision (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Mark Nixon, Alberto S. Aguado
R1,320 Discovery Miles 13 200 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
Named a 2012 Notable Computer Book for Computing Methodologies by "Computing Reviews"Essential reading for engineers and students working in this cutting-edge fieldIdeal module text and background reference for courses in image processing and computer visionThe only currently available text to concentrate on feature extraction with working implementation and worked through derivation

Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition): George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E.... Mathematical Methods for Physicists - A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover, 7th edition)
George B. Arfken, Hans J. Weber, Frank E. Harris
R1,878 Discovery Miles 18 780 Within 7 - 11 working days

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 exercises.
Revised and updated version of the leading text in mathematical physicsFocuses on problem-solving skills and active learning, offering numerous chapter problemsClearly identified definitions, theorems, and proofs promote clarity and understanding

New to this edition: Improved modular chaptersNew up-to-date examplesMore intuitive explanations"

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design (Paperback, 4th edition): Michael F. Ashby Materials Selection in Mechanical Design (Paperback, 4th edition)
Michael F. Ashby
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
Extensively revised for this fourth edition, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design is recognized as one of the leading materials selection texts, and provides a unique and genuinely innovative resource.
Features new to this edition
* Material property charts now in full color throughout
* Significant revisions of chapters on engineering materials, processes and process selection, and selection of material and shape while retaining the book's hallmark structure and subject content
* Fully revised chapters on hybrid materials and materials and the environment
* Appendix on data and information for engineering materials fully updated
* Revised and expanded end-of-chapter exercises and additional worked examples
Materials are introduced through their properties; materials selection charts (also available on line) capture the important features of all materials, allowing rapid retrieval of information and application of selection techniques. Merit indices, combined with charts, allow optimization of the materials selection process. Sources of material property data are reviewed and approaches to their use are given. Material processing and its influence on the design are discussed. New chapters on environmental issues, industrial engineering and materials design are included, as are new worked examples, exercise materials and a separate, online Instructor's Manual. New case studies have been developed to further illustrate procedures and to add to the practical implementation of the text.
* The new edition of the leading materials selection text, now with full color material property charts
* Includes significant revisions of chapters on engineering materials, processes and process selection, and selection of material and shape while retaining the book's hallmark structure and subject content
* Fully revised chapters on hybrid materials and materials and the environment
* Appendix on data and information for engineering materials fully updated
* Revised and expanded end-of-chapter exercises and additional worked examples

Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, Volume 57 (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Martin Charles Golumbic Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, Volume 57 (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Martin Charles Golumbic
R1,292 Discovery Miles 12 920 Within 7 - 11 working days

Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs, first published in 1980, has become the classic introduction to the field. This new Annals edition continues to convey the message that intersection graph models are a necessary and important tool for solving real-world problems. It remains a stepping stone from which the reader may embark on one of many fascinating research trails.
The past twenty years have been an amazingly fruitful period of research in algorithmic graph theory and structured families of graphs. Especially important have been the theory and applications of new intersection graph models such as generalizations of permutation graphs and interval graphs. These have lead to new families of perfect graphs and many algorithmic results. These are surveyed in the new Epilogue chapter in this second edition.
-New edition of the "Classic" book on the topic
-Wonderful introduction to a rich research area
-Leading author in the field of algorithmic graph theory
-Beautifully written for the new mathematician or computer scientist
-Comprehensive treatment

Fractional Differential Equations, Volume 198 - An Introduction to Fractional Derivatives, Fractional Differential Equations,... Fractional Differential Equations, Volume 198 - An Introduction to Fractional Derivatives, Fractional Differential Equations, to Methods of Their Solution and Some of Their Applications (Hardcover)
Igor Podlubny
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a landmark title in the continuous move from integer to non-integer in mathematics: from integer numbers to real numbers, from factorials to the gamma function, from integer-order models to models of an arbitrary order. For historical reasons, the word 'fractional' is used instead of the word 'arbitrary'.
This book is written for readers who are new to the fields of fractional derivatives and fractional-order mathematical models, and feel that they need them for developing more adequate mathematical models.
In this book, not only applied scientists, but also pure mathematicians will find fresh motivation for developing new methods and approaches in their fields of research.
A reader will find in this book everything necessary for the initial study and immediate application of fractional derivatives fractional differential equations, including several necessary special functions, basic theory of fractional differentiation, uniqueness and existence theorems, analytical numerical methods of solution of fractional differential equations, and many inspiring examples of applications.

Key Features
* A unique survey of many applications of fractional calculus
* Presents basic theory
* Includes a unified presentation of selected classical results, which are important for applications
* Provides many examples
* Contains a separate chapter of fractional order control systems, which opens new perspectives in control theory
* The first systematic consideration of Caputo's fractional derivative in comparison with other selected approaches
* Includes tables of fractional derivatives, which can be used for evaluation of all considered types of fractional derivatives

Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback): Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits (Paperback)
Anant Agarwal, Jeffrey Lang
R1,577 R1,489 Discovery Miles 14 890 Save R88 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
Using the concept of ''abstraction, '' the book attempts to form a bridge between the world of physics and the world of large computer systems. In particular, it attempts to unify electrical engineering and computer science as the art of creating and exploiting successive abstractions to manage the complexity of building useful electrical systems. Computer systems are simply one type of electrical systems.
+Balances circuits theory with practical digital electronics applications.
+Illustrates concepts with real devices.
+Supports the popular circuits and electronics course on the MIT OpenCourse Ware from which professionals worldwide study this new approach.
+Written by two educators well known for their innovative teaching and research and their collaboration with industry.
+Focuses on contemporary MOS technology.

Engineering Materials 2 - An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing (Paperback, 4th edition): Michael F. Ashby, D.R.H.... Engineering Materials 2 - An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing (Paperback, 4th edition)
Michael F. Ashby, D.R.H. Jones
R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Within 7 - 11 working days

"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.
Many new or revised applications-based case studies and examplesTreatment of phase diagrams integrated within the main textIncreased emphasis on the relationship between structure, processing and properties, in both conventional and innovative materialsFrequent worked examples - to consolidate, develop, and challengeMany new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clipsAccompanying companion site with access to instructors resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book"

Digital Signal Processing - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Li Tan, Jean Jiang Digital Signal Processing - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Li Tan, Jean Jiang
R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Within 7 - 11 working days

"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
Covers DSP principles with emphasis on communications and control applicationsChapter objectives, worked examples, and end-of-chapter exercises aid the reader in grasping key concepts and solving related problemsWebsite with MATLAB programs for simulation and C programs for real-time DSP

Essential Mathcad for Engineering, Science, and Math ISE (Paperback, 2nd edition): Brent Maxfield Essential Mathcad for Engineering, Science, and Math ISE (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Brent Maxfield
R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
*Many more applied examples and exercises from a wide variety of engineering, science, and math fields
* New: more thorough discussions of differential equations, 3D plotting, and curve fitting.
* A step-by-step approach enables easy learning for professionals and students alike

Agenda Relevance: A Study in Formal Pragmatics, Volume 1 (Hardcover, New): Gerard Meurant Agenda Relevance: A Study in Formal Pragmatics, Volume 1 (Hardcover, New)
Gerard Meurant; Series edited by Dov M. Gabbay, John Woods
R3,264 Discovery Miles 32 640 Within 7 - 11 working days

Agenda Relevance is the first volume in the authors' omnibus investigation of
the logic of practical reasoning, under the collective title, A Practical Logic
of Cognitive Systems. In this highly original approach, practical reasoning is
identified as reasoning performed with comparatively few cognitive assets,
including resources such as information, time and computational capacity. Unlike
what is proposed in optimization models of human cognition, a practical reasoner
lacks perfect information, boundless time and unconstrained access to
computational complexity. The practical reasoner is therefore obliged to be a
cognitive economizer and to achieve his cognitive ends with considerable
efficiency. Accordingly, the practical reasoner avails himself of various
scarce-resource compensation strategies. He also possesses neurocognitive
traits that abet him in his reasoning tasks. Prominent among these is the
practical agent's striking (though not perfect) adeptness at evading irrelevant
information and staying on task. On the approach taken here, irrelevancies are
impediments to the attainment of cognitive ends. Thus, in its most basic sense,
relevant information is cognitively helpful information. Information can then be
said to be relevant for a practical reasoner to the extent that it advances or
closes some cognitive agenda of his. The book explores this idea with a
conceptual detail and nuance not seen the standard semantic, probabilistic and
pragmatic approaches to relevance; but wherever possible, the authors seek to
integrate alternative conceptions rather than reject them outright. A further
attraction of the agenda-relevance approach is the extent to which its principal
conceptual findings lend themselves to technically sophisticated re-expression
in formal models that marshal the resources of time and action logics and
label led deductive systems.

Agenda Relevance is necessary reading for researchers in logic, belief
dynamics, computer science, AI, psychology and neuroscience, linguistics,
argumentation theory, and legal reasoning and forensic science, and will repay
study by graduate students and senior undergraduates in these same fields.

Key features:

action and agendas
practical reasoning
belief dynamics
non-classical logics
labelled deductive systems


Semi-Riemannian Geometry With Applications to Relativity, Volume 103 (Hardcover): Barrett O'Neill Semi-Riemannian Geometry With Applications to Relativity, Volume 103 (Hardcover)
Barrett O'Neill
R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Noncommutative Geometry (Hardcover): Alain Connes Noncommutative Geometry (Hardcover)
Alain Connes
R1,102 Discovery Miles 11 020 Within 7 - 11 working days

This English version of the path-breaking French book on this subject gives the definitive treatment of the revolutionary approach to measure theory, geometry, and mathematical physics developed by Alain Connes. Profusely illustrated and invitingly written, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to know what noncommutative geometry is, what it can do, or how it can be used in various areas of mathematics, quantization, and elementary particles and fields.
Key Features
* First full treatment of the subject and its applications
* Written by the pioneer of this field
* Broad applications in mathematics
* Of interest across most fields
* Ideal as an introduction and survey
* Examples treated include:
@subbul* the space of Penrose tilings
* the space of leaves of a foliation
* the space of irreducible unitary representations of a discrete group
* the phase space in quantum mechanics
* the Brillouin zone in the quantum Hall effect
* A model of space time

Engineering Design, Planning, and Management (Paperback, New): Hugh Jack Engineering Design, Planning, and Management (Paperback, New)
Hugh Jack
R1,115 Discovery Miles 11 150 Within 7 - 11 working days

Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book explores project management and creative design in the context of both established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will discover the usefulness of the design process model through practical examples and applications from across the engineering disciplines. The book explains useful design techniques such as concept mapping and weighted decision matrices, supported with extensive graphics, flowcharts, and accompanying interactive templates. The discussions are organized around 12 chapters dealing with topics such as needs identification and specification; design concepts and embodiments; decision making; finance, budgets, purchasing, and bidding; communication, meetings, and presentations; reliability and system design; manufacturing design; and mechanical design. Methods in the book are applied to practical situations where appropriate. The design process model is fully demonstrated via examples and applications from a variety of engineering disciplines. The text also includes end-of-chapter exercises for personal practice. This book will be of interest to product designers/product engineers, product team managers, and students taking undergraduate product design courses in departments of mechanical engineering and engineering technology.

Analysis on Real and Complex Manifolds, Volume 35 (Hardcover, 2nd edition): R. Narasimhan Analysis on Real and Complex Manifolds, Volume 35 (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
R. Narasimhan
R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
The next chapter is an introduction to real and complex manifolds. It contains an exposition of the theorem of Frobenius, the lemmata of Poincare and Grothendieck with applications of Grothendieck's lemma to complex analysis, the imbedding theorem of Whitney and Thom's transversality theorem.
Chapter 3 includes characterizations of linear differentiable operators, due to Peetre and Hormander. The inequalities of Garding and of Friedrichs on elliptic operators are proved and are used to prove the regularity of weak solutions of elliptic equations. The chapter ends with the approximation theorem of Malgrange-Lax and its application to the proof of the Runge theorem on open Riemann surfaces due to Behnke and Stein.

Computational Fluid Dynamics - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jiyuan Tu, Guan Heng Yeoh, Chaoqun Liu Computational Fluid Dynamics - A Practical Approach (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jiyuan Tu, Guan Heng Yeoh, Chaoqun Liu
R1,163 Discovery Miles 11 630 Within 7 - 11 working days

An introduction to CFD fundamentals and using commercial CFD software to solve engineering problems, designed for the wide variety of engineering students new to CFD, and for practicing engineers learning CFD for the first time. Combining an appropriate level of mathematical background, worked examples, computer screen shots, and step by step processes, this book walks the reader through modeling and computing, as well as interpreting CFD results. The first book in the field aimed at CFD "users" rather than "developers."

New to this edition:

A more comprehensive coverage of CFD techniques including discretisation via finite element and spectral element as well as finite difference and finite volume methods and multigrid method.

Coverage of different approaches to CFD grid generation in order to closely match how CFD meshing is being used in industry.

Additional coverage of high-pressure fluid dynamics and meshless approach to provide a broader overview of the application areas where CFD can be used.

20% new content

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (Hardcover, 4th edition): W.Michael Lai, Erhard Krempl, David H. Rubin Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (Hardcover, 4th edition)
W.Michael Lai, Erhard Krempl, David H. Rubin
R1,358 Discovery Miles 13 580 Within 7 - 11 working days

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.
Significantly expanded coverage of elasticity in Chapter 5, including solutions of some 3-D problems based on the fundamental potential functions approach.

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

Actuaries' Survival Guide - How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions (Paperback, 2nd edition): Fred Szabo Actuaries' Survival Guide - How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Fred Szabo
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Within 7 - 11 working days

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 first edition.
Includes details on the new structures of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) examinations, as well as sample questions and answersPresents an overview of career options, includes profiles of companies & agencies that employ actuaries. Provides a link between theory and practice and helps readers understand the blend of qualitative and quantitative skills and knowledge required to succeed in actuarial examsIncludes insights provided by over 50 actuaries and actuarial students about the actuarial professionAuthor Fred Szabo has directed the Actuarial Co-op Program at Concordia for over fifteen years"

Set Theory An Introduction To Independence Proofs, Volume 102 (Hardcover, New edition): Kenneth Kunen Set Theory An Introduction To Independence Proofs, Volume 102 (Hardcover, New edition)
Kenneth Kunen
R1,057 Discovery Miles 10 570 Within 7 - 11 working days

Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Volume 102: Set Theory: An Introduction to Independence Proofs offers an introduction to relative consistency proofs in axiomatic set theory, including combinatorics, sets, trees, and forcing.The book first tackles the foundations of set theory and infinitary combinatorics. Discussions focus on the Suslin problem, Martin's axiom, almost disjoint and quasi-disjoint sets, trees, extensionality and comprehension, relations, functions, and well-ordering, ordinals, cardinals, and real numbers. The manuscript then ponders on well-founded sets and easy consistency proofs, including relativization, absoluteness, reflection theorems, properties of well-founded sets, and induction and recursion on well-founded relations. The publication examines constructible sets, forcing, and iterated forcing. Topics include Easton forcing, general iterated forcing, Cohen model, forcing with partial functions of larger cardinality, forcing with finite partial functions, and general extensions. The manuscript is a dependable source of information for mathematicians and researchers interested in set theory.

Complex Numbers Made Simple (Paperback): Verity Carr Complex Numbers Made Simple (Paperback)
Verity Carr
R503 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R101 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Complex Numbers lie at the heart of most technical and scientific subjects. This book can be used to teach complex numbers as a course text,a revision or remedial guide, or as a self-teaching work. The author has designed the book to be a flexiblelearning tool, suitable for A-Level students as well as other students in higher and further education whose courses include a substantial maths component (e.g. BTEC or GNVQ science and engineering courses). Verity Carr has accumulated nearly thirty years of experience teaching mathematics at all levels and has a rare gift for making mathematics simple and enjoyable. At Brooklands College, she has taken a leading role in the development of a highly successful Mathematics Workshop. This series of Made Simple Maths books widens her audience but continues to provide the kind of straightforward and logical approach she has developed over her years of teaching.

Stochastic Differential Equations and Diffusion Processes, Volume 24 (Hardcover): S. Watanabe, N. Ikeda Stochastic Differential Equations and Diffusion Processes, Volume 24 (Hardcover)
S. Watanabe, N. Ikeda
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Within 7 - 15 working days
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