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Understanding Food - Principles and Preparation (Hardcover, 5th edition): Amy Brown Understanding Food - Principles and Preparation (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Amy Brown
R993 R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Save R158 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is your introductory guide to learning about foods, food preparation, food service, and food science. Integrating these key topics with relevant information about nutrition and the food industry, the Fifth Edition gives you a thorough overview of the different dimensions of food principles-and insight into the variety of career options available in the food industry. Numerous photographs and illustrations help you understand and apply what you read.

Solidarity Road - The Story Of A Trade Union In The Ending Of Apartheid (Paperback): Jan Theron Solidarity Road - The Story Of A Trade Union In The Ending Of Apartheid (Paperback)
Jan Theron 1
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Solidarity Road tells the story of Jan Theron’s involvement in the Food and Canning Workers Union (FCWU) during apartheid South Africa. Part memoir, part history this fascinating tale will reveal what working conditions were like in the 1970’s. It outlines the very beginnings of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Theron states, ‘Solidarity in a trade union does not simply mean standing by your members, or by organised workers. It means solidarity with your class. At the time, in 1976, the working class was fragmented. Working for a trade union was part of a project to unite a fragmented class, and to give it a voice. This was the historical project to which a number of people from a certain intellectual background were drawn. This would be our contribution to the struggle: what we did to end apartheid. It was a struggle for democracy, but democracy did not just mean everyone getting to vote every so often in national elections. People also had to eat.

The most obvious way in which the working class was then fragmented was in terms of race. The Union put its commitment to solidarity into practice by uniting workers of different races in factories manufacturing food. To do so it had to overcome divisions among workers created by the ways in which government had structured employment, in terms of the law, which the bosses were able to exploit. Nowadays ‘bosses’ seems like a dated term, yet this is the term workers used to refer to the people for whom they actually worked. It is also no less important today than it was then to differentiate between those who control the factories and mines and those who operate at their behest.

Modern Wineries Of South Africa (Hardcover): Craig Fraser Modern Wineries Of South Africa (Hardcover)
Craig Fraser
R450 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R64 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This title presents a fascinating array of wineries focussing primarily on their architectural approach and photographed in the context of the awe inspiring backdrop of the winelands of the Western Cape in South Africa. In 2002 there were 202 wineries in SA in 2010 there are 585 farms producing wine, the industry is mushrooming. Wine making techniques change and technology evolves and with the introduction of new capital into this industry people are doing everything they can to capture a niche in the highly competitive

The Book of Rolex (Hardcover): Jens Hoy The Book of Rolex (Hardcover)
Jens Hoy
R799 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R136 (17%) In stock

An exhaustive appraisal of the Rolex watch, including studies of vintage models, current designs and special editions. Learn how to spot fakes using the same clues as the experts. Invaluable to any watch-lover, especially aspiring Rolex collectors. Horological trends flit by faster than ever in today's fast-paced society. But Rolex does not rely on gimmicks; theirs is a more perennial allure, with a reputation built on traditions and hard-earned skill. A company that innovates while paying homage to their roots, every Rolex is the culmination of centuries of watchmaking expertise. Within this book you will find explanations of the making process, descriptions of the materials involved and expert commentary on what makes each Rolex wristwatch unique. The Book of Rolex demonstrates how each model fits its social milieu, present and past. It also addresses the multitude of fakes on the market, including the so-called 'Frankensteins' - watches made from a mixture of real parts and forgeries, which are notoriously hard to spot - imparting all the skills needed to pick counterfeits out of a line-up. A holistic view of Rolex watches, this book promises to be as timeless as the brand itself. Should you be considering a Rolex, this book will convince you of its worth as an investment.

Concrete Technology (Paperback, 2nd edition): A.M. Neville, J.J. Brooks Concrete Technology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
A.M. Neville, J.J. Brooks
R1,639 Discovery Miles 16 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The success of any concrete structure depends on the designer's sound knowledge of concrete and its behaviour under load, under temperature and humidity changes, and under exposure to the relevant environment and industrial conditions. This book gives students a thorough understanding of all aspects of concrete technology from first principles. It covers concrete ingredients, properties and behaviour in the finished structure with reference to national standards and recognised testing methods used in Britain, the European Union and the United States. Examples and problems are given throughout to emphasise the important aspects of each chapter. An excellent coursebook for all students of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Building at degree or diploma level, Concrete Technology will also be a valuable reference book for practising engineers in the field.

Felder's Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (Paperback, 4th Edition, Global Edition): Richard M. Felder, Ronald W... Felder's Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (Paperback, 4th Edition, Global Edition)
Richard M. Felder, Ronald W Rousseau, Lisa G Bullard
R1,168 Discovery Miles 11 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 4th Edition Student International Version prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances in chemical process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in chemical engineering. The text provides a realistic, informative, and positive introduction to the practice of chemical engineering.

Light Metals 2020 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Alan Tomsett Light Metals 2020 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Alan Tomsett
R10,004 Discovery Miles 100 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Light Metals symposia at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition present the most recent developments, discoveries, and practices in primary aluminum science and technology. The annual Light Metals volume has become the definitive reference in the field of aluminum production and related light metal technologies. The 2020 collection includes papers from the following symposia: * Alumina and Bauxite* Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization* Aluminum Reduction Technology* Cast Shop Technology* Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session* Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production

Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback): Simon Winchester Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback)
Simon Winchester 1
R263 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R57 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John 'Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

Driving Continuous Process Safety Improvement From Investigated Incidents (Hardcover): CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety Driving Continuous Process Safety Improvement From Investigated Incidents (Hardcover)
CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety
R2,636 Discovery Miles 26 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The process described in this book for learning from publicly investigated incidents builds on the traditional method for learning from internal incident investigations. In addition to standalone efforts to learn from external incidents, readers can use this process when learning from internal incidents to add weight to recommendations and ongoing communication efforts. This book contains guidelines for companies to improve their process safety performance when learning from incidents investigated by public organizations. It provides techniques to use reports and videos from public incidents by using different, detailed learning model scenarios. The book provides this learning model guidance for sharing public incident reports and videos. The learning model scenarios in the book include studies from a process with chemical reactivity hazards, operations involving a leaking hose or overfilling, and a company with cultural issues. These studies include a scenario on how to internalize a high-profile incident and one on how to effectively manage population sprawl, as well.

Manufacturing Technology (Paperback, 3rd edition): R L Timings Manufacturing Technology (Paperback, 3rd edition)
R L Timings
R1,535 Discovery Miles 15 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Manufacturing Technology, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of engineering manufacturing processes. This third edition has been written, updated and expanded to reflect the current requirements of the Advanced GNVQ Engineering syllabus as well as BTEC NC/D engineering specifications. As such it also forms an ideal introduction to the subject for first-year degree courses in engineering. Topics covered include: alteration of shape, tooling, toolholding and workholding, kinematics of manufacturing equipment, computer numerical control (CNC), assembly, fabrication (including plastics), heat treatment, finishing, quality control, manufacturing relationships, and health and safety at work. This book leads the reader naturally onto the companion volume Manufacturing Technology, Volume 2, intended for those studying engineering manufacture at a more advanced level such as HNC/D and first/second-year engineering degree courses. The broad and in-depth coverage of this two-volume approach ensures that these texts not only satisfy the requirements of technician students up to the highest level but also provide an excellent technical background for undergraduates studying for a degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and combined engineering.

Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Edition International Student Version (Paperback, International Student... Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Edition International Student Version (Paperback, International Student Edition)
James Welty, Gregory L. Rorrer, David G Foster
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, now in its sixth edition, continues to provide a unified treatment of momentum transfer (fluid mechanics), heat transfer, and mass transfer. This new edition has been updated to include more coverage of modern topics and new applications, such as macro- and micro-scale chemical reactors. Additionally, the sixth edition focuses on an explicit problem-solving methodology that is thoroughly and consistently implemented throughout the text. It is designed for undergraduates taking transport phenomena or transfer and rate process courses.

Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing - Materials, Processes, and Systems SI Version (Paperback, 6th Edition,... Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing - Materials, Processes, and Systems SI Version (Paperback, 6th Edition, Global Edition)
Mikell P. Groover
R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Groover's Principles of Modern Manufacturing is designed for a first course or two-course sequence in Manufacturing at the junior level in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering curricula. As in preceding editions, the author's objective is to provide a treatment of manufacturing that is modern and quantitative. The book's modern approach is based on balanced coverage of the basic engineering materials, the inclusion of recently developed manufacturing processes and comprehensive coverage of electronics manufacturing technologies. The quantitative focus of the text is displayed in its emphasis on manufacturing science and its greater use of mathematical models and quantitative end-of-chapter problems.

The - Rolex: The Watch Book (New, Extended Edition) (Hardcover, New edition): Gisbert Brunner The - Rolex: The Watch Book (New, Extended Edition) (Hardcover, New edition)
Gisbert Brunner
R1,493 R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Save R335 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

No doubt about it, Rolex is a chronometric legend. The company was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf, a Bavarian marketing genius who focused on innovation. Watch enthusiasts have Wilsdorf to thank for many outstanding models and technical advances, including the first officially-certified wristwatches, the waterproof Oyster housing, the Datejust, and sports watches like the Submariner diver's watch, which dates back more than fifty years. Although this book gives the company's incredible tradition its due, it also devotes ample space to the present. Crafted in-house to exacting specifications, Rolex's breadth of timepieces combine the utmost in sophisticated luxury with advanced precision. All this and much more is yours to enjoy in the third volume of the successful The Watch Book series.

Novel Lanthanum Zirconate-based Thermal Barrier Coatings for Energy Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Xingye Guo, Zhe Lu,... Novel Lanthanum Zirconate-based Thermal Barrier Coatings for Energy Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Xingye Guo, Zhe Lu, Yeon-Gil Jung, Jing. Zhang
R2,914 Discovery Miles 29 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the latest developments of lanthanum zirconate based thermal barrier coatings. The physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of lanthanum zirconate powder and coatings are critically evaluated. Processing and characterizations of lanthanum zirconate powder and coatings under various conditions are also examined. Theoretical studies on the powder and coating's properties are presented as well. Finally, future research directions of lanthanum zirconate as the next generation thermal barrier applications are proposed. Discusses fundamental mechanisms, processing, and applications of advanced coating materials; Addresses modeling methods of thermal barrier coatings focusing on surface and interface properties; A review suitable for industrial, academic and government researchers.

Sustainable Food Packaging Technology (Hardcover): Athanassia Athanassiou Sustainable Food Packaging Technology (Hardcover)
Athanassia Athanassiou
R3,270 Discovery Miles 32 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Towards more sustainable packaging with biodegradable materials! The combination of the continuously increasing food packaging waste with the non-biodegradable nature of the plastic materials that have a big slice of the packaging market makes it necessary to move towards sustainable packaging for the benefit of the environment and human health. Sustainable packaging is the type of packaging that can provide to food the necessary protection conditions, but at the same type is biodegradable and can be disposed as organic waste to the landfills in order to biodegrade through a natural procedure. In this way, sustainable packaging becomes part of the circular economy. ?Sustainable Food Packaging Technology? deals with packaging solutions that use engineered biopolymers or biocomposites that have suitable physicochemical properties for food contact and protection and originate both from renewable or non-renewable resources, but in both cases are compostable or edible. Modified paper and cardboard with increased protective properties towards food while keeping their compostability are presented as well. The book also covers natural components that can make the packaging functional, e.g., by providing active protection to the food indicating food spoilage. * Addresses urgent problems: food packaging creates a lot of hard-to-recycle waste - this book puts forward more sustainable solutions using biodegradable materials * State-of-the-art: ?Sustainable Food Packaging Technology? provides knowledge on new developments in functional packaging * From lab to large-scale applications: expert authors report on the technology aspects of sustainable packaging

Analytical Scientists in Pharmaceutical Product Development - Task Management and Practical Knowledge (Hardcover): Kangping Xiao Analytical Scientists in Pharmaceutical Product Development - Task Management and Practical Knowledge (Hardcover)
Kangping Xiao
R2,175 Discovery Miles 21 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explains task management concepts and outlines practical knowledge to help pharmaceutical analytical scientists become productive and enhance their career. -Presents broad topics such as product development process, regulatory requirement, task and project management, innovation mindset, molecular recognition, separation science, degradation chemistry, and statistics. -Provokes thinking through figures, tables, and case studies to help understand how the various functions integrate and how analytical development can work efficiently and effectively by applying science and creativity in their work. -Discusses how to efficiently develop a fit-for-purpose HPLC method without screening dozens of columns, gradients, or mobile phase combinations each time, since the extra effort may not provide enough of a benefit to justify the cost and time in a fast-paced product development environment. This book explains task management concepts and outlines practical knowledge to help pharmaceutical analytical scientists become productive and enhance their career. -Presents broad topics such as product development process, regulatory requirement, task and project management, innovation mindset, molecular recognition, separation science, degradation chemistry, and statistics. -Provokes thinking through figures, tables, and case studies to help understand how the various functions integrate and how analytical development can work efficiently and effectively by applying science and creativity in their work. -Discusses how to efficiently develop a fit-for-purpose HPLC method without screening dozens of columns, gradients, or mobile phase combinations each time, since the extra effort may not provide enough of a benefit to justify the cost and time in a fast-paced product development environment.

Steel - The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron & Steel Industry, 1852-1902 (Paperback): Dale Richard Perelman Steel - The Story of Pittsburgh's Iron & Steel Industry, 1852-1902 (Paperback)
Dale Richard Perelman
R449 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Perfectly Safe to Eat? - The Facts on Food (Paperback): Vicki Hird Perfectly Safe to Eat? - The Facts on Food (Paperback)
Vicki Hird
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text attempts to lift the lid on the food industry. It is a topical and politically charged examination of an adulterated food supply chain and the governmental and European Community policies that maintain the status quo.

Digital Sketching - Computer-Aided Conceptual Design (Paperback): John Bacus Digital Sketching - Computer-Aided Conceptual Design (Paperback)
John Bacus
R1,121 Discovery Miles 11 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn to apply new digital design technologies at your own firm with this practical and insightful resource Digital Sketching: Computer-Aided Conceptual Design delivers a comprehensive and insightful examination of how architects and other design professionals can best use digital design technology to become better designers. Celebrated professional, professor, and author John Bacus provides readers with practical and timely information on emerging digital design technologies and their effect on professional practice. By focusing on the big picture, this rigorous survey of conceptual design technology offers professionals realistic strategies for reclaiming time for design in the ever increasing speed of project delivery. This book helps architects (and others like them) learn to use digital sketching techniques to be better designers, right from the project's very first sketch. As part of the groundbreaking Practical Revolutions series of books, Digital Sketching furthers the conversation of the practical deployment of emerging technologies in the building industries. This book provides readers with the information they need to evaluate digital design technology and decide whether or not to adopt and integrate it into their own processes. Readers will receive: An accelerated and accessible introduction to a highly technical topic Practical and applicable guidance on how to adapt a firm's business to adopt new technology without losing the benefit of existing intuition, skill, and experience. Real world implementations of specific techniques in the form of illuminating case studies that include results and lessons learned Perfect for professional architectural designers, Digital Sketching also belongs on the bookshelves of interior designers, landscape architects, urban planners, contractors, and specialty fabricators of every kind. A disciplined sketching practice, especially through the digital methods discussed in this book, is a transformational benefit to anyone who designs and builds for a living.

Longitude (Paperback, 10th Anniversary ed): Dava Sobel Longitude (Paperback, 10th Anniversary ed)
Dava Sobel
R256 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R83 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong. `Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy - no mean feat' New Scientist Anyone alive in the 18th century would have known that `the longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day - and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution. The quest for a solution had occupied scientists and their patrons for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, Parliament upped the ante by offering a king's ransom (GBP20,000) to anyone whose method or device proved successful. Countless quacks weighed in with preposterous suggestions. The scientific establishment throughout Europe - from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton - had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, LONGITUDE is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.

Advanced Optimization for Process Systems Engineering (Hardcover): Ignacio E. Grossmann Advanced Optimization for Process Systems Engineering (Hardcover)
Ignacio E. Grossmann
R1,771 Discovery Miles 17 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on the author's forty years of teaching experience, this unique textbook covers both basic and advanced concepts of optimization theory and methods for process systems engineers. Topics covered include continuous, discrete and logic optimization (linear, nonlinear, mixed-integer and generalized disjunctive programming), optimization under uncertainty (stochastic programming and flexibility analysis), and decomposition techniques (Lagrangean and Benders decomposition). Assuming only a basic background in calculus and linear algebra, it enables easy understanding of mathematical reasoning, and numerous examples throughout illustrate key concepts and algorithms. End-of-chapter exercises involving theoretical derivations and small numerical problems, as well as in modeling systems like GAMS, enhance understanding and help put knowledge into practice. Accompanied by two appendices containing web links to modeling systems and models related to applications in PSE, this is an essential text for single-semester, graduate courses in process systems engineering in departments of chemical engineering.

The Wristwatch Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches (Hardcover): Ryan Schmidt The Wristwatch Handbook - A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches (Hardcover)
Ryan Schmidt
R1,352 R1,097 Discovery Miles 10 970 Save R255 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Despite the functional obsolescence of the mechanical wristwatch (our phones and computers tell more accurate time) the early 21st Century has seen a boom in the development, production, and appreciation of all things horological. Whether it is presented to the collector as an alternative investment, as a feat of micro-mechanical technology, or as a showcase of artisanal mastery, the mechanical wristwatch has never possessed more forms, functions or facets than it does today. The Wristwatch Handbook is written from the epicentre of a renaissance, a place in time between the Quartz revolution and the rise of the smart device - where the mechanical wristwatch is the antidote to the microprocessor and the permanent buzz of your inbox. From the multi-axis tourbillion, to the split-second chronograph, to the sidereal sky chart, The Wristwatch Handbook covers it all and does so with more than 470 rich illustrations from over 90 of the World's leading brands.The book is separated into two sections. The first section provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical movement.Its chapters explore power, transmission, distribution and regulation illustrating the basic concepts before considering the innovation and complexity that takes place further toward the cutting edge. From the fifty-day power reserve, to the constant force mechanism, and the 1,000Hz mechanical escapement, section 1 will allow the reader to understand and appreciate what is happening beneath the dial of their watch. Section two allows the reader to take this understanding and apply it to the vast range of complications (functions) that exist in modern horology. Each chapter showcases a distinct category of complication. For example, the regatta timer, pulsometer, and monopusher chronograph join a host of others in a chapter entitled 'Recording Lapses of Time'; The power reserve indicator, dynamograph, and crown position indicator are featured in a chapter for 'Power and Performance Indication'; The moon phase indicator, annual calendar, and planetarium can be found in the 'Astronomical Complications' chapter.Once the functional categories are exhausted, the final three chapters explore whimsical complications that have little regard for practical function, novelty time indication, and the 'super-complicated' watch - a rare breed of timepiece that houses an intimidating host of complications featured throughout the book. Upon completion of The Wristwatch Handbook the reader will be able to identify even the most exotic complication from across the room, and be able to share their appreciation and understanding of what makes it so useful and compelling. The Wristwatch Handbook is "brand agnostic", using only those watches that most aptly illustrate the given subject-matter. As a consequence the book places equal emphasis on the classic and the cutting edge, on watches produced in large volume or exclusive runs, by industry-leading technology or at the hand of a master. In doing so the book provides an unparalleled range of watches from over 90 brands, allowing the reader to determine for themselves which brands, complications, and styles they will build their collection from.

Understanding Process Dynamics and Control (Hardcover): Costas Kravaris, Ioannis K. Kookos Understanding Process Dynamics and Control (Hardcover)
Costas Kravaris, Ioannis K. Kookos
R2,283 Discovery Miles 22 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presenting a fresh look at process control, this new text demonstrates state-space approach shown in parallel with the traditional approach to explain the strategies used in industry today. Modern time-domain and traditional transform-domain methods are integrated throughout and explain the advantages and limitations of each approach; the fundamental theoretical concepts and methods of process control are applied to practical problems. To ensure understanding of the mathematical calculations involved, MATLAB(R) is included for numeric calculations and MAPLE for symbolic calculations, with the math behind every method carefully explained so that students develop a clear understanding of how and why the software tools work. Written for a one-semester course with optional advanced-level material, features include solved examples, cases that include a number of chemical reactor examples, chapter summaries, key terms, and concepts, as well as over 240 end-of-chapter problems, focused computational exercises and solutions for instructors.

Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids (Paperback): Michael D. Graham Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids (Paperback)
Michael D. Graham
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is an introduction to the dynamics of fluids at small scales, the physical and mathematical underpinnings of Brownian motion, and the application of these subjects to the dynamics and flow of complex fluids such as colloidal suspensions and polymer solutions. It brings together continuum mechanics, statistical mechanics, polymer and colloid science, and various branches of applied mathematics, in a self-contained and integrated treatment that provides a foundation for understanding complex fluids, with a strong emphasis on fluid dynamics. Students and researchers will find that this book is extensively cross-referenced to illustrate connections between different aspects of the field. Its focus on fundamental principles and theoretical approaches provides the necessary groundwork for research in the dynamics of flowing complex fluids.

Wristwatch Annual 2021 - The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications (Paperback): Peter Braun Wristwatch Annual 2021 - The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications (Paperback)
Peter Braun
R754 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R125 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With Wristwatch Annual, collectors have at hand a wealth of information on the latest offerings from today's most important watch producers, from Swiss mainstays like Rolex and Patek Philippe to the maverick independent brands springing up across Europe and the U.S. The book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and the movement, functions, case, band, price, and variations of each pictured watch are fully described. This year's edition, like its predecessors, will feature a variety of additional articles on independent watchmaking, key personalities in the watch world, and the technical aspects of horology. An illustrated glossary and a primer on watch care help acclimate the reader to the world of fine timepieces.

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