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  • From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 1by Rafael Gouriveau; Kamal Medjaher; Noureddine Zerhouni

    Wiley 2016; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    This book addresses the steps needed to monitor health assessment systems and the anticipation of their failures: choice and location of sensors, data acquisition and processing, health assessment and prediction of the duration of residual useful life. The digital revolution and mechatronics foreshadowed the advent of the 4.0 industry where equipment... more...

  • Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammalsby Olga A. Smirnova

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 142.89

    Dr. Smirnova's updated text is devoted to the theoretical studies of radiation effects on mammals. It summarizes 35 years of results the author obtained from analyzing dose rate equivalents for the Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and for Solar Particles Events (SPE). This edition also includes two new chapters on skin epidermal epithelium and risk... more...

  • Making Jet Engines in World War IIby Hermione Giffard

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Our stories of industrial innovation tend to focus on individual initiative and breakthroughs. With Making Jet Engine s in World War II , Hermione Giffard uses the case of the development of jet engines to offer a different way of understanding technological innovation, revealing the complicated mix of factors that go into any decision to pursue... more...

  • Make: Dronesby David McGriffy

    Maker Media, Inc 2016; US$ 24.99

    Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost... more...

  • Turbulence in the Solar Windby Roberto Bruno; Vincenzo Carbone

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 43.96

    This book provides an overview of solar wind turbulence from both the theoretical and observational perspective. It argues that the interplanetary medium offers the best opportunity to directly study turbulent fluctuations in collisionless plasmas.  In fact, during expansion, the solar wind evolves towards a state characterized by large-amplitude... more...

  • Mathematical Aspects of Subsonic and Transonic Gas Dynamicsby Lipman Bers

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 15.95

    This concise volume by a prominent mathematician offers an important survey of mathematical aspects of the theory of compressible fluids. The treatment is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, applied mathematics, and engineering. Focusing on two-dimensional steady potential flows, the text eschews detailed proofs... more...

  • Earths of Distant Sunsby Michael Carroll

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 21.97

    Based on the latest missions results and supported by commissioned artwork, this book explores the possible lessons we may learn from exoplanets. As the number of known Earth-like objects grows significantly, the author explores what is known about the growing roster of "pale blue dots" far afield. Aided by an increased sensitivity of the existing... more...

  • Finite Frequency Analysis and Synthesis for Singularly Perturbed Systemsby Chenxiao Cai; Zidong Wang; Jing Xu; Yun Zou

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.91

    This book is a self-contained collection of recent research findings providing a comprehensive and systematic unified framework for both analysis and synthesis for singularly perturbed systems. It paves the way for the gap between frequency-domain-transfer-function-based results and time-domain-state-space-based results to be bridged. It is divided... more...

  • Europa?s Lost Expeditionby Michael Carroll

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 18.68

    This classically styled, chilling murder mystery about an expedition under the ice of Jupiter?s ocean moon Europa, backed up by the latest scientific findings on this icy satellite. The science fiction premise explores real possibilities of exploring other bodies in the Solar System, including probing their possible astrobiology. Now that the... more...

  • What We Know About Extraterrestrial Intelligenceby Michael Ashkenazi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 98.92

    Have you ever wondered what could happen when we discover another communicating species outside the Earth? This book addresses this question in all its complexity. In addition to the physical barriers for communication, such as the enormous distances where a message can take centuries to reach its recipient, the book also examines the biological problems... more...