From Pole to Pole

Author: George Griffith

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612108024

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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An account of a journey through the axis of the earth: collated from the diaries of the late Professor Haffkin and his niece, Mrs. Arthur Princeps.

Wood Pole Overhead Lines

Author: Brian Wareing

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 0863413560

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 551


This book concentrates on the mechanical aspects of distribution wood pole lines, including live line working, environmental influences, climate change and international standards.

North Pole / South Pole

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0711254745

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 65

View: 4527


Fully-illustrated and with a fun and innovative flip-book format, the book provides the perfect way to explore and compare the extreme environments of the two Poles. Take a trip to the ends of the earth and discover the extreme environments of the North and South Poles. Find out which animals live where, what the weather and climate is like and the effect global warming is having. Beginning with the North Pole, the book introduces the geography and climate of the Arctic. Readers will discover how climate change is affecting sea ice and why multi-year ice is so important to walruses and polar bears. Find out what ice floes are and what lives under the ice. The many uses of the Arctic are explained, from the home it provides to whale hunters to the rocket and missile test sites it houses. And then flip the book over and you arrive in the South Pole... The famous race to reach the pole in 1911 is retold and readers will discover why the orca is the ultimate polar predator. The huge tabular icebergs, sub-glacial lakes, and ice chimneys of the Antarctic are brought to life in all their impressive glory, not to mention the sea spiders, 'death star' starfish and other undersea giants!

Physics First

Author: George Bethell,David Coppock

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780199147335

Category: Physics

Page: 136

View: 6558


Covers the physical processes and information needed for Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum and shows the effect of physics on everyday lives. This title includes coverage of Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study and Common Entrance requirements; foundation for GCSE with material up to Level 8; and questions and activities.

Harmony Search and Nature Inspired Optimization Algorithms

Author: Neha Yadav,Anupam Yadav,Jagdish Chand Bansal,Kusum Deep,Joong Hoon Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981130761X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1238

View: 5998


The book covers different aspects of real-world applications of optimization algorithms. It provides insights from the Fourth International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications held at BML Munjal University, Gurgaon, India on February 7–9, 2018. It consists of research articles on novel and newly proposed optimization algorithms; the theoretical study of nature-inspired optimization algorithms; numerically established results of nature-inspired optimization algorithms; and real-world applications of optimization algorithms and synthetic benchmarking of optimization algorithms.

Feedback Control

Author: Stephen J. Dodds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447166752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1012

View: 2301


This book develops the understanding and skills needed to be able to tackle original control problems. The general approach to a given control problem is to try the simplest tentative solution first and, when this is insufficient, to explain why and use a more sophisticated alternative to remedy the deficiency and achieve satisfactory performance. This pattern of working gives readers a full understanding of different controllers and teaches them to make an informed choice between traditional controllers and more advanced modern alternatives in meeting the needs of a particular plant. Attention is focused on the time domain, covering model-based linear and nonlinear forms of control together with robust control based on sliding modes and the use of state observers such as disturbance estimation. Feedback Control is self-contained, paying much attention to explanations of underlying concepts, with detailed mathematical derivations being employed where necessary. Ample use is made of diagrams to aid these conceptual explanations and the subject matter is enlivened by continual use of examples and problems derived from real control applications. Readers’ learning is further enhanced by experimenting with the fully-commented MATLAB®/Simulink® simulation environment made accessible at insert URL here to produce simulations relevant to all of the topics covered in the text. A solutions manual for use by instructors adopting the book can also be downloaded from insert URL here. Feedback Control is suitable as a main textbook for graduate and final-year undergraduate courses containing control modules; knowledge of ordinary linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, transfer functions, poles and zeros, root locus and elementary frequency response analysis, and elementary feedback control is required. It is also a useful reference source on control design methods for engineers practicing in industry and for academic control researchers.

Aneuploidy

Author: Vicki Dellarco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461321271

Category: Medical

Page: 562

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The "Symposium on Aneuploidy: Etiology and Mechanisms" was held at the Carnegie Institution of Washington Auditorium from March 25-29. 1985. This Symposium developed as a consequence of the concern of the Environmen tal Protection Agency with the support of the National Institute of Envi ronmental Health Sciences about human exposure to environmental agents that cause aneuploidy. The program was chosen to explore what is currently known about the underlying causes, the origins, and the extent of the prob lem of human aneuploidy, and whether exposure to environmental agents is assodated with an increased incidence of aneuploidy in humans. Basic research findings in the area of mitosis and meiosis were presented and related to possible mechanisms of how aneuploidy may be produced spontane ously and chemically. A survey of data regarding the chemical induction of aneuploidy in experimental organisms was presented. Outstanding scientists from different fields were invited to cover a broad perspective of aneu ploidy from the molecular aspects to the human situation. We hope that the publication of the proceedings will share the enthu siasm of the meeting and its scientific content. The topic of aneuploidy has received little attention and it is the purpose of this Volume to establish a scientific basis for assessing health risks posed by environ mental exposures to aneuploidy-inducing chemicals. Vicki L. DeJlarco Peter E. Voytek Alexander Hollaender vii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The Editors of the proceedings of the "Symposium on Aneuploidy" wish to acknowledge the support of Dr. Elizabeth L.

Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering

Author: Colin Bayliss,Brian Hardy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080468136

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1040

View: 6764


Dramatic power outages in North America, and the threat of a similar crisis in Europe, have made the planning and maintenance of the electrical power grid a newsworthy topic. Most books on transmission and distribution electrical engineering are student texts that focus on theory, brief overviews, or specialized monographs. Colin Bayliss and Brian Hardy have produced a unique and comprehensive handbook aimed squarely at the engineers and planners involved in all aspects of getting electricity from the power plant to the user via the power grid. The resulting book is an essential read, and a hard-working reference for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity utilities, and related areas such as generation, and industrial electricity usage. * An essential read and hard*working ref