Author: Ann-Kristin Gelder
Publisher: Thienemann Verlag in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verl
ISBN: 3522621735
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
View: 5491
Ein Liebesroman, spannend wie ein Thriller, ab 14 Jahren. Der Konzern Neurogaming-Systems (NGS) will die Computerspiel-Welt revolutionieren: Er bietet Spielern mit der Technik der Bewusstseinssynchronisierung die Möglichkeit, Aussergewöhnliches zu erleben– im Körper eines Anderen. Nora arbeitet für NGS und erkennt, dass der Konzern für seine illegalen Forschungen auch über Leichen geht. Noras neuerster Auftrag ist der junge Musiker Alex. Während sie in Vorbereitung für die Bewusstseinssynchronisierung sein Vertrauen gewinnt, entwickelt sich eine ernste Beziehung zwischen den beiden. Doch Nora muss die Synchro machen– und dann werden die Liebenden nicht mehr zueinander finden, denn ist der eine wach, schläft der andere. Nora weiß, dass Alex nun in Lebensgefahr schwebt, denn die Technik funktioniert noch nicht risikolos... Für Fans von Colleen Hoover und Ursula Poznanski

On, Off

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767599
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4636
A searing scientific murder mystery packed with heartpounding twists. It is 1965, and in Holloman, Connecticut, someone is preying on the innocent. At a prestigious research centre for the neurosciences, fondly known by its staff as “the Hug,” parts of a mutilated body are discovered. Very soon Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico of the Holloman Police learns that a string of horrifying murders, each fitting the same modus operandi as the body found at the Hug, has been occurring throughout the state. Then another body is found and the medical staff become prime suspects... With the Center’s hierarchies of power in turmoil and every member of its staff hiding something, Delmonico delves into the lives and pasts of each and every employee. It is the case of his career, and he is determined to solve it. But how do you find a monster who leaves no clues and is always two steps ahead?” Colleen McCullough artfully maintains the suspense and holds back the truth until the last page, where she presents the reader with one final terrifying and unexpected twist. On, Off is a classic murder mystery, written with all the flair and skill that have made Colleen McCullough one of the most popular novelists of her time.


Risks and Rewards of the Anytime-Anywhere Internet
Author: Sarah Genner
Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG
ISBN: 3728137995
Page: 230
View: 7999
Are you constantly online? Or are you offline sometimes? Are you offline if you are not interacting with your connected devices? Or if no data about you is being collected? Do you check Instagram and Twitter during dinner? Do you turn off your smartphone at night? Do you check work emails on vacation? Do you feel you have to disconnect regularly – to relax, to concentrate, or to protect your privacy? Or do you feel more relaxed when constantly connected because your loved ones, a work emergency, or the news are always at your fingertips? Why are some people – even within networked societies – still completely offline given the tremendous opportunities of the Internet? And what does it even mean to be online or offline in the age of hyper-connectivity? In ON/OFF, Sarah Genner assesses the risks and rewards of the anytime-anywhere Internet, focusing on digital divides, social relationships, physical and mental health, and data privacy. She discusses implications for a variety of decision-makers in the world of work, in education, in families, and in politics. The author deconstructs the online/offline dichotomy and suggests the ON/OFF scale as a new theoretical framework for researchers and practitioners.

Instrumentation and Control Systems

Author: William Bolton
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080470399
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
View: 4986
In a clear and readable style, Bill Bolton addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. Unlike the majority of books in this field, only a minimal prior knowledge of mathematical methods is assumed. The book focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form, complimented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. Taking a highly practical approach, Bill Bolton combines underpinning theory with numerous case studies and applications throughout, to enable the reader to apply the content directly to real-world engineering contexts. Coverage includes smart instrumentation, DAQ, crucial health and safety considerations, and practical issues such as noise reduction, maintenance and testing. An introduction to PLCs and ladder programming is incorporated in the text, as well as new information introducing the various software programmes used for simulation. Problems with a full answer section are also included, to aid the reader’s self-assessment and learning, and a companion website (for lecturers only) at http://textbooks.elsevier.com features an Instructor’s Manual including multiple choice questions, further assignments with detailed solutions, as well as additional teaching resources. The overall approach of this book makes it an ideal text for all introductory level undergraduate courses in control engineering and instrumentation. It is fully in line with latest syllabus requirements, and also covers, in full, the requirements of the Instrumentation & Control Principles and Control Systems & Automation units of the new Higher National Engineering syllabus from Edexcel. * Assumes minimal prior mathematical knowledge, creating a highly accessible student-centred text * Problems, case studies and applications included throughout, with a full set of answers at the back of the book, to aid student learning, and place theory in real-world engineering contexts * Free online lecturer resources featuring supporting notes, multiple-choice tests, lecturer handouts and further assignments and solutions

Control System Principles and Design

Author: Ernest O. Doebelin
Publisher: ernest otto doebelin
ISBN: 9780471088158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 577
View: 1584
Designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate engineering students, this is an introduction to control systems, their functions, and their current role in engineering design. Organized from a design rather than an analysis viewpoint, it shows students how to carry out practical engineering design on all types of control systems. Covers basic analysis, operating and design techniques as well as hardware/software implementation. Includes case studies.

Logic Design

Author: D.A.Godse A.P.Godse
Publisher: Technical Publications
ISBN: 9788184312850
Page: 776
View: 418
Digital Logic Overview of basic gates and universal logic gates and AND-OR-Invert gates, Positive and negative logic, Introduction to HDL.Combinational Logic Circuits Boolean laws and theorems, Sum-of-products method, Truth table to Karnaugh Map, Pairs, Quads, and Octets, Karnaugh simplifications, Don't care conditions, Product-of-sums method, Product-of-sums simplification, Simplification by Quine-McClusky method, Hazards and Hazard covers, HDL implementation models.Data Processing Circuits Multiplexers, Demultiplexers, 1-to-16 decoders BCD-to-Decimal decoders, Seven-segment decoders, Encoders, EX-OR gates, Parity generators and checkers, Magnitude comparator, Read-only memory, Programmable array logic, Programmable logic array, Troubleshooting with a logic probe, HDL implementation of data processing circuits.Arithmetic Circuits Binary addition, Binary subtraction, Unsigned binary numbers, Sign-magnitude numbers, 2's complement representation, 2's complement arithmetic, arithmetic building blocks, The adder-subtractor, Fast adder, Arithmetic logic unit, Binary multiplication and division, Arithmetic circuits using HDL.Clocks and Timing CircuitsClock waveforms, TTL clock, Schmitt trigger, Monostables with input logic, Pulse-forming circuits.Flip-flopsRS flip-flops, gated flip-flops, Edged-triggered RS, D, JK flip-flops, Flip-flop timing, JK master-slave flip-flops, Switch contact bounce circuits, Various representations of flip-flops, Analysis of sequential circuits, Conversion of flip-flops - a synthesis example, HDL implementation of flip-flop.RegistersTypes of registers, Serial in-serial out, Serial in-parallel out, Parallel in-serial out, Parallel in-parallel out, Applications of shift registers, register implementation in HDL.CountersAsynchronous counters, Decoding gates, Synchronous counters, Changing the counter modulus, Decade counters, Presettable counters, Counter design as a synthesis problem, A digital clock, Counter design using HDL.Design of Sequential CircuitModel selection, State transition diagram, State synthesis table, Design equations and circuit diagram, Implementation using read only memory, Algorithmic state machine, State reduction technique, Analysis of asynchronous sequential circuit, Problems with asynchronous sequential circuits, Design of asynchronous sequential circuit.D/A Conversion and A/D ConversionVariable, Resistor networks, Binary ladders, D/A converters, D/A accuracy and resolution, A/D converter-simultaneous conversion, A/D converter-counter method, Continuous A/D conversion, A/D techniques, Dual-slope A/D conversion, A/D accuracy and resolution.Digital Integrated CircuitsSwitching circuits, 7400 TTL, TTL parameters, TTL overview, Open-collector gates, Three-state TTL devices, External drive for TTL loads, TTL driving external loads, 74C00 CMOS, CMOS characteristics, TTL-to-CMOS interface, CMOS-to-TTL interface, TTL and CMOS family and their characteristics.

Am Anfang war der Frost

Author: Delphine Bertholon
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641123003
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4762
Am Anfang war der Frost - und ein zerrissenes Herz 1981. Grâce Bataille führt in ihrem malerischen Familienhaus in der französischen Provinz ein Leben wie aus dem Bilderbuch – mit zwei wunderbaren Kindern und einem Mann, den sie abgöttisch liebt. Doch die Fassade bröckelt, als eines Tages ein neues Au-Pair-Mädchen bei ihnen anfängt. 2010. Nathan kehrt nach Hause zurück, um wie immer mit Mutter und Schwester Weihnachten zu feiern. Doch dieses Jahr ist alles anders ... Sein Vater, der dreißig Jahre zuvor wortlos verschwand, taucht wieder auf. Und plötzlich geschehen seltsame Dinge im einst idyllischen Haus ...

Safe Skipper

A practical guide to managing risk at sea
Author: Simon Jollands,Rupert Holmes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472915488
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 8924
Whether out for an afternoon's sail or embarking on a long offshore passage, there is always an element of chance and uncertainty about being at sea. To be responsible for the wellbeing of both crew and vessel, a good skipper needs to know their limitations and ensure they are operating well within the margins of safety. Safe Skipper is a practical and thought provoking guide for yacht skippers of all levels of experience, full of invaluable advice and tips on how to reduce to the minimum the risks of mishaps and equipment failure at sea. There's a wide range of information on seamanship, preparation, seaworthiness, gear, boat handling, leadership, teamwork, watch keeping, communications, navigation, weather and emergency procedures, all delivered in a highly practical, lively, non-preachy fashion. Included throughout are useful checklists, box-outs and case studies of accidents and their causes, with survivors' testimonials and explanations of how disasters were avoided, or could have been, all of which provides valuable lessons for everyone who goes to sea.


Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie
Author: Johannes Schwarz,Alexander Storch
Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 9783170183827
Category: Medical
Page: 424
View: 9395
Dieses Buch soll in der taglichen Praxis bei der Behandlung von Patienten mit Parkinson-Syndromen als Ratgeber und Nachschlagewerk dienen. Esgibt einen Uberblick uber die klinischen Erscheinungsformen und Diagnosekriterien der verschiedenen Erkrankungen sowie deren neuropathologische Veranderungen. Dabei stehen neben den theoretischen Hintergrunden die praktisch-klinischen Aspekte besonders im Vordergrund.

On and Off the Field

Fußballkultur in England und Deutschland | Football Culture in England and Germany
Author: Anthony Waine,Kristian Naglo
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365800133X
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
View: 7044
Der vorliegende Band analysiert das sich wandelnde Fußballspiel in Deutschland und England vor dem Hintergrund der Frage: Lässt sich im Kontext des globalisierten, postmodernen Fußballspiels noch von nationalen Fußballkulturen sprechen, die sich deutlich voneinander unterscheiden? Die deutschen und englischen Beiträge betrachten dazu eine Reihe unter-schiedlicher Phänomene, wie etwa die soziale Herkunft der Fans, kommerzielle Einflüsse, Frauenfußball und vor allem die Rolle der Massenmedien. British and German authors analyse the changing face of football in England and Germany. The book addresses in particular the question of whether one can still speak, in the context of a globalised, postmodern game, of national football cultures that are clearly distinguishable from one another. Contributions in English and German examine a number of different phenomena such as the social background of fans, commercial influences, women’s football and above all the role of the mass media.

IBM Power 795 (9119-FHB) Technical Overview and Introduction

Author: Scott Vetter,An Ding Chen,Carlo Costantini,James Cruickshank,Dave Freeman,Volker Haug,Breno Henrique Leitao,Cesar Diniz Maciel,John T Schmidt,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738451150
Category: Computers
Page: 220
View: 7668
This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power 795 server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the innovative Power 795 offering and its major functions: IBM POWER7® processor, available at frequencies of 3.7 GHz and 4.0 GHz with TurboCore options of 4.25 GHz and 4.31 GHz Specialized POWER7 Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability IBM PowerVM® virtualization, including PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and PowerVM IBM Active MemoryTM Sharing TurboCore mode that delivers the highest performance per core Enhanced reliability, accessibility, and serviceability (RAS) features that are designed for maximum availability Active Memory Expansion that provides more usable memory than what is physically installed on the system IBM EnergyScaleTM technology that provides features such as power trending, power-saving, capping of power, and thermal measurement Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power SystemsTM products can benefit from reading this paper. This paper complements the available set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power 795 system. This paper does not replace the latest marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Introduction to Digital Systems

Modeling, Synthesis, and Simulation Using VHDL
Author: Mohammed Ferdjallah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118007709
Category: Mathematics
Page: 232
View: 9757
A unique guide to using both modeling and simulation in digital systems design Digital systems design requires rigorous modeling and simulation analysis that eliminates design risks and potential harm to users. Introduction to Digital Systems: Modeling, Synthesis, and Simulation Using VHDL introduces the application of modeling and synthesis in the effective design of digital systems and explains applicable analytical and computational methods. Through step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, the author equips readers with the tools needed to model, synthesize, and simulate digital principles using Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) programming. Extensively classroom-tested to ensure a fluid presentation, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the topic by integrating theoretical principles, discrete mathematical models, computer simulations, and basic methods of analysis. Topical coverage includes: Digital systems modeling and simulation Integrated logic Boolean algebra and logic Logic function optimization Number systems Combinational logic VHDL design concepts Sequential and synchronous sequential logic Each chapter begins with learning objectives that outline key concepts that follow, and all discussions conclude with problem sets that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Throughout the book, VHDL sample codes are used to illustrate circuit design, providing guidance not only on how to learn and master VHDL programming, but also how to model and simulate digital circuits. Introduction to Digital Systems is an excellent book for courses in modeling and simulation, operations research, engineering, and computer science at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of operations research, mathematical modeling, simulation, electrical engineering, and computer science.

Measuring Health

A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires
Author: Ian McDowell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883149
Category: Medical
Page: 768
View: 718
Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.

Toshiba Medium PLC Primer

Author: Ed Dropka
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780750696944
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 146
View: 848
This Primer provides an introduction to programming with the EX-PDD250 software common to Toshiba Medium PLCs. If you are just starting to use Toshiba Medium PLCs, or are planning to switch to using them, this book will allow you to get acquainted with the specifics of the software quickly in a straightforward, step-by-step way. It can also be used as a general introduction to RLL and PLC programming. To supplement the text, the Toshiba demonstration disk included allows you to become familiar with basic techniques before you have to work on the real thing. The circuits in the book can be copied directly to your program, and modified to suit your needs. Introduction to Toshiba EX100 series PLC Programming. 31 circuits with descriptions and programming applications. EX-PDD250 software demonstration disk included.

CMOS Projects and Experiments

Fun with the 4093 Integrated Circuit
Author: Newton C. Braga
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780750671705
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 339
View: 3030
Full of projects based on the 4093 CMOS IC, CMOS Projects and Experiments will be of great interest to hobbyists and students. Readers will have the opportunity to learn how to apply CMOS ICs in their six primary uses while building these well-documented projects.CMOS Projects and Experiments includes instructions to build over 100 unusual and useful projects. They include audio and RF devices, lamps, LEDs, timers, alarms, inverters and much more. This book offers hobbyists and students a satisfying, practical way of learning about a hot topic in electronics today.Among the devices you can build using this book are a touch-controlled oscillator, a light-controlled oscillator, insect repellent, a metronome, a Morse code tone generator, a CW transmitter, a two-tone siren, a neon-lamp flasher, an auto turn-off relay, a turn-off timer, a touch-controlled motor, a bistable sonic relay, a coin tosser, a freezer alarm, an ultraviolet lamp, a simple fluorescent lamp inverter, a nerve stimulator, and an experimental high-voltage generator.

Biochemical Engineering

A Textbook for Engineers, Chemists and Biologists
Author: Shigeo Katoh,Jun-ichi Horiuchi,Fumitake Yoshida
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527685014
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 328
View: 1885
Completely revised, updated, and enlarged, this second edition now contains a subchapter on biorecognition assays, plus a chapter on bioprocess control added by the new co-author Jun-ichi Horiuchi, who is one of the leading experts in the field. The central theme of the textbook remains the application of chemical engineering principles to biological processes in general, demonstrating how a chemical engineer would address and solve problems. To create a logical and clear structure, the book is divided into three parts. The first deals with the basic concepts and principles of chemical engineering and can be read by those students with no prior knowledge of chemical engineering. The second part focuses on process aspects, such as heat and mass transfer, bioreactors, and separation methods. Finally, the third section describes practical aspects, including medical device production, downstream operations, and fermenter engineering. More than 40 exemplary solved exercises facilitate understanding of the complex engineering background, while self-study is supported by the inclusion of over 80 exercises at the end of each chapter, which are supplemented by the corresponding solutions. An excellent, comprehensive introduction to the principles of biochemical engineering.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration

Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators
Author: Sander van Vugt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421434
Category: Computers
Page: 672
View: 2942
The definitive guide to administering a Red Hat EnterpriseLinux 6 network Linux professionals who need a go-to guide on version 6 of RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) will find what they need in thiscomprehensive Sybex book. It covers RHEL administration in detail,including how to set up and manage web and mail services, use RHELin enterprise environments, secure it, optimize storage, configurefor virtualization and high availability, and much more. It alsoprovides a great study aid for those preparing for either the RHCSAor RHCE certification exam. Red Hat is the Linux market leader, and Red Hat administratorsare in demand This Sybex guide is a comprehensive resource on Red HatEnterprise Linux administration and useful for those preparing forone of the Red Hat certification exams Covers setting up and managing web and mail services, usingRHEL in enterprise environments, securing RHEL, and optimizingstorage to fit your environment Explores advanced RHEL configurations, including virtualizationand high availability Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration is the guideLinux professionals and Red Hat administrators need to stay currenton the newest version.

Power Generation, Operation, and Control

Author: Allen J. Wood,Bruce F. Wollenberg,Gerald B. Sheblé
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118733916
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 656
View: 9767
A thoroughly revised new edition of the definitive work on power systems best practices In this eagerly awaited new edition, Power Generation, Operation, and Control continues to provide engineers and academics with a complete picture of the techniques used in modern power system operation. Long recognized as the standard reference in the field, the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the enormous changes that have taken place in the electric power industry since the Second Edition was published seventeen years ago. With an emphasis on both the engineering and economic aspects of energy management, the Third Edition introduces central "terminal" characteristics for thermal and hydroelectric power generation systems, along with new optimization techniques for tackling real-world operating problems. Readers will find a range of algorithms and methods for performing integrated economic, network, and generating system analysis, as well as modern methods for power system analysis, operation, and control. Special features include: State-of-the-art topics such as market simulation, multiple market analysis, contract and market bidding, and other business topics Chapters on generation with limited energy supply, power flow control, power system security, and more An introduction to regulatory issues, renewable energy, and other evolving topics New worked examples and end-of-chapter problems A companion website with additional materials, including MATLAB programs and power system sample data sets

Climbing Workouts

Systematic Movement Training
Author: N.A
Publisher: Climbing Workouts
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 21
View: 3022
Systematic Movement Training (SMT) is a 12 day program fully described with all what you need to push your climbing to the next level. A program that will result in improvements that you can measure and quantify. This program has been designed based in succesful training rutines developed by elite climbers. The Manual includes: -Training Program Overview -Scheduling -Exercises -Climbing Routines -12 Session sheets. -Worksheets. -How to make a training diary -Diet and Nutririon -Mental Conditioning

The world according to zebrafish: How neural circuits generate behaviour

Author: Gonzalo G. De Polavieja,German Sumbre
Publisher: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 2889193284
Page: N.A
View: 3964
Understanding how the brain functions is one of the most ambitious current scientific goals. This challenge will only be accomplish by a multidisciplinary approach involving genetics, molecular biology, optics, ethology, neurobiology and mathematics and using tractable model systems. The zebrafish larva is a transparent genetically tractable small vertebrate, ideal for the combination state-of-the- art imaging techniques (e.g. two-photon scanning microscopy, single-plane illumination microscopy, spatial light modulator microscopy and lightfield microscopy), bioluminiscence and optogenetics to monitor and manipulate neuronal activity from single specific neurons up to the entire brain, in an intact behaving organism. Furthermore, the zebrafish model offers large and increasing collection of mutant and transgenic lines modelling human brain diseases. With these advantages in hand, the zebrafish larva became in the recent years, a novel animal model to study neuronal circuits and behaviour, taking us closer than ever before to understand how the brain controls behaviour.