Primer on Flat Rolling Book
Score: 3
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Primer on Flat Rolling


  • Author : John G. Lenard
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080994123

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Primer on Flat Rolling Excerpt :

Primer on Flat Rolling is a fully revised second edition, and the outcome of over three decades of involvement with the rolling process. It is based on the author's yearly set of lectures, delivered to engineers and technologists working in the rolling metal industry. The essential and basic ideas involved in designing and analysis of the rolling process are presented. The book discusses and illustrates in detail the three components of flat rolling: the mill, the rolled metal, and their interface. New processes are also covered; flexible rolling and accumulative roll-bonding. The last chapter contains problems, with solutions that illustrate the complexities of flat rolling. New chapters include a study of hot rolling of aluminum, contributed by Prof. M. Wells; advanced applications of the finite element method, by Dr. Yuli Liu and by Dr. G. Krallics; roll design by Dr. J. B. Tiley and the history of the development of hot rolling mills, written by Mr. D. R. Adair and E. B. Intong. Engineers, technologists and students can all use this book to aid their planning and analysis of flat rolling processes. Provides clear descriptions for engineers and technologists working in steel mills Evaluates the predictive capabilities of mathematical models Assignments and their solutions are included within the text

Applied Informatics Book

Applied Informatics


  • Author : Hector Florez
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-19
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030617028

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Applied Informatics Excerpt :

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed papers of the Second International Conference on Applied Informatics, ICAI 2020, held in Ota, Nigeria, in October 2020. The 35 full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on artificial intelligence; business process management; cloud computing; data analysis; decision systems; health care information systems; human-computer interaction; image processing; learning management systems; software design engineering.

Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting III Book

Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting III


  • Author : Andreas Öchsner
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-04-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038264507

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Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting III Excerpt :

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This special issue of Key Engineering Materials contains selected refereed papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (ACE-X 2013) held at NH Ribera del Manzanares (Madrid), Spain during the period 1st - 4th July, 2013. The goal of the conference was to provide a unique opportunity to exchange information, to present the latest results as well as to review the relevant issues on contemporary research in mechanical engineering. Young scientists were especially encouraged to attend the conference and to establish international networks with well-known scientists.

A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python Book

A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python


  • Author : Hans Petter Langtangen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 922
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662498873

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A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python Excerpt :

The book serves as a first introduction to computer programming of scientific applications, using the high-level Python language. The exposition is example and problem-oriented, where the applications are taken from mathematics, numerical calculus, statistics, physics, biology and finance. The book teaches "Matlab-style" and procedural programming as well as object-oriented programming. High school mathematics is a required background and it is advantageous to study classical and numerical one-variable calculus in parallel with reading this book. Besides learning how to program computers, the reader will also learn how to solve mathematical problems, arising in various branches of science and engineering, with the aid of numerical methods and programming. By blending programming, mathematics and scientific applications, the book lays a solid foundation for practicing computational science. From the reviews: Langtangen ... does an excellent job of introducing programming as a set of skills in problem solving. He guides the reader into thinking properly about producing program logic and data structures for modeling real-world problems using objects and functions and embracing the object-oriented paradigm. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 47 (8), April 2010 Those of us who have learned scientific programming in Python ‘on the streets’ could be a little jealous of students who have the opportunity to take a course out of Langtangen’s Primer.” John D. Cook, The Mathematical Association of America, September 2011 This book goes through Python in particular, and programming in general, via tasks that scientists will likely perform. It contains valuable information for students new to scientific computing and would be the perfect bridge between an introduction to programming and an advanced course on numerical methods or computational science. Alex Small, IEEE, CiSE Vol. 14 (2), March /April 2012 “This fourth edition is a wonderful,

Metal Forming Science and Practice Book

Metal Forming Science and Practice


  • Author : J.G. Lenard
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2002-10-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 008053631X

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Metal Forming Science and Practice Excerpt :

This publication has been written to honour the contribution to science and education made by the Distinguished Professor Emeritus Professor Schey on his eightieth birthday. The contributors to his book are among the countless researchers who have read, studied and learned from Professor Schey's work, which includes books, research monographs, invited papers, keynote papers, scientific journals and conferences. The topics include manufacturing, sheet and bulk metal forming and tribology, amongst others. The topics included in this book include: John Schey and value-added manufacturing; Surface finish and friction in cold-metal rolling; Direct observation of interface for tribology in metal forming; An examination of the coefficient of friction; Studies on micro plasto hydrodynamic lubrication in metal forming; Numerical simulation of sheet metal forming; Geometric and mechanics model of sheet forming; Modelling and optimisation of metal forming processes; The mathematical modelling of hot rolling steel; Identification of rheological and tribological parameters; Oxide behaviour in hot rolling; Friction, lubrication and surface response in wire drawing; and Modelling and control of temper rolling and skin pass rolling.

Mathematical and Physical Simulation of the Properties of Hot Rolled Products Book

Mathematical and Physical Simulation of the Properties of Hot Rolled Products


  • Author : Maciej Pietrzyk
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1999-07-05
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 0080525687

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Mathematical and Physical Simulation of the Properties of Hot Rolled Products Excerpt :

The objective of this publication is to comprehensively discuss the possibilities of producing steels with pre-determined attributes, demanded by the customer to fit exacting specifications. The information presented in the book has been designed to indicate the reasons for the expenses and to aid in the process of overcoming the difficulties and reducing the costs. In nine detailed chapters, the authors cover topics including: • steel as a major contributor to the economic wealth of a country in terms of its capabilities and production • current concerns of major steel producers • phenomena contributing to the quality of the product • information concerning the boundary conditions of the rolling process and initial conditions, put to use by mathematical models • the solid state incremental approach and flow formulation • parameters and variables - most of which make use of the exponential nature of phenomena that are activated by thermal energy • the application of three dimensional analysis to shape rolling • the evaluation of parameters by a form of inverse analysis to the flat rolling process • knowledge based modeling, using artificial intelligence, expert systems and neural networks They conclude that when either mathematical or physical modeling of the rolling process is considered and the aim is to satisfy the demands for customers, it is possible to produce what the customer wants, exactly.

Alternative Investments  A Primer for Investment Professionals Book

Alternative Investments A Primer for Investment Professionals


  • Author : Donald R. Chambers
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944960384

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Alternative Investments A Primer for Investment Professionals Excerpt :

Alternative Investments: A Primer for Investment Professionals provides an overview of alternative investments for institutional asset allocators and other overseers of portfolios containing both traditional and alternative assets. It is designed for those with substantial experience regarding traditional investments in stocks and bonds but limited familiarity regarding alternative assets, alternative strategies, and alternative portfolio management. The primer categorizes alternative assets into four groups: hedge funds, real assets, private equity, and structured products/derivatives. Real assets include vacant land, farmland, timber, infrastructure, intellectual property, commodities, and private real estate. For each group, the primer provides essential information about the characteristics, challenges, and purposes of these institutional-quality alternative assets in the context of a well-diversified institutional portfolio. Other topics addressed by this primer include tail risk, due diligence of the investment process and operations, measurement and management of risks and returns, setting return expectations, and portfolio construction. The primer concludes with a chapter on the case for investing in alternatives.

The Robotics Primer Book
Score: 5
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The Robotics Primer


  • Author : Maja J. Mataric
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-17
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262633543

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A broadly accessible introduction to robotics that spans the most basic concepts and the most novel applications; for students, teachers, and hobbyists. The Robotics Primer offers a broadly accessible introduction to robotics for students at pre-university and university levels, robot hobbyists, and anyone interested in this burgeoning field. The text takes the reader from the most basic concepts (including perception and movement) to the most novel and sophisticated applications and topics (humanoids, shape-shifting robots, space robotics), with an emphasis on what it takes to create autonomous intelligent robot behavior. The core concepts of robotics are carried through from fundamental definitions to more complex explanations, all presented in an engaging, conversational style that will appeal to readers of different backgrounds. The Robotics Primer covers such topics as the definition of robotics, the history of robotics (“Where do Robots Come From?”), robot components, locomotion, manipulation, sensors, control, control architectures, representation, behavior (“Making Your Robot Behave”), navigation, group robotics, learning, and the future of robotics (and its ethical implications). To encourage further engagement, experimentation, and course and lesson design, The Robotics Primer is accompanied by a free robot programming exercise workbook that implements many of the ideas on the book on iRobot platforms. The Robotics Primer is unique as a principled, pedagogical treatment of the topic that is accessible to a broad audience; the only prerequisites are curiosity and attention. It can be used effectively in an educational setting or more informally for self-instruction. The Robotics Primer is a springboard for readers of all backgrounds—including students taking robotics as an elective outside the major, graduate students preparing to specialize in robotics, and K-12 teachers who bring robotics into their classrooms.

Cooking for Geeks Book
Score: 4.5
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Cooking for Geeks


  • Author : Jeff Potter
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449396039

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Cooking for Geeks Excerpt :

Presents recipes ranging in difficulty with the science and technology-minded cook in mind, providing the science behind cooking, the physiology of taste, and the techniques of molecular gastronomy.

Standard Industrial Classification Manual Book

Standard Industrial Classification Manual


  • Author : United States. Office of Management and Budget
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 705
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047101780

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Standard Industrial Classification Manual Excerpt :

Every identifiable industry in the U.S. is organized into a major category of related industries and given a specific code number. These codes are called Standard Industrial Classification codes and this manual contains them all. The codes relate to an organizational system used by many professionals such as bankers, accountants, economists, and many more.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book
Score: 4
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster


  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735280458

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Mathematics for Machine Learning Book
Score: 5
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Mathematics for Machine Learning


  • Author : Marc Peter Deisenroth
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108470049

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Mathematics for Machine Learning Excerpt :

Distills key concepts from linear algebra, geometry, matrices, calculus, optimization, probability and statistics that are used in machine learning.

Electricity Transmission Book

Electricity Transmission


  • Author : Matthew H. Brown
  • Publisher : National Conference of State
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000107603890

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