• Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Optical Imaging and Photography

      Introduction to Science and Technology of Optics, Sensors and Systems

      by Ulrich Teubner, Hans Josef Brückner

      This textbook is concerned with optical imaging – from simple apertures to complex imaging systems. It spans the range all the way from optical physics to technical optics. Physics and engineering students learn to understand different imaging systems and sensors as well as lenses and errors, image amplification and processing. For microscopists and photographers it conveys a deeper insight into the intricacies of their daily used devices.

    • Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology

      The Green Investing Handbook

      A Detailed Investment Guide to the Technologies and Companies Involved in the Sustainability Revolution

      by Nick Hanna

      There is a huge change taking place as the world moves inexorably towards a low-carbon economy. 'The Green Investing Handbook' is aimed at the investor looking to profit from this global transition.The book provides a detailed overview of the investment opportunities emerging in the companies behind these environmental technologies and services. It covers the standout firms operating in all the key green technology sectors, the trends of each sector and the industry as a whole, as well as the most important or promising green funds, ETFs and private equity funds.The book delivers both demystifying explanations of the intricate technology at the heart of the green revolution, as well as providing comprehensive investment insight. It is designed to help the investor to make better-informed decisions when engaging with these complex, innovative and rapidly growing industries. And it does so whether you are interested in investing through equities, direct investment or funds.The ten sectors covered in depth are:- Solar power - Wind power - Marine energy - Geothermal - Power storage - Smart grids - Hydrogen and fuel cells - Green transport - Green buildings - Waste and energy resourcesEach chapter breaks down the trends and technology of the relevant sector, as well as its past performance, and looks at key advice and expert opinion on where they are headed. Notable company activity, technological development and government support is detailed throughout.The second half of the handbook is dedicated to a comprehensive directory of over 150 green companies, covering performance snapshots and overviews. The activities of each are featured in turn, with important developments and key features covered. The directory also includes green funds - their size, strategies, charges and managers, and their manager's comments. The details of green private equity firms, ETFs and indices, as well as a bank of resources, round out this one-stop reference section giving you everything you need to start investing in the sustainability revolution.

    • Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
      October 2009

      Biofuels

      Production, Application and Development

      by Alan Scragg

      Providing the world's growing population with its increasing demands for energy is a major challenge for science, business and society alike. Energy can be generated from many sources, but not all sources are suitable for every application. Much of today's technology has been built on solid, liquid and gaseous fuels derived from fossil sources. However, the supply of these is finite and their combustion produces carbon dioxide, one of the gases responsible for global warming. Therefore, alternative sources of energy are required which are renewable, sustainable and carbon neutral. This textbook explores the production of biofuels as alternatives to fossil fuels, focusing on the technological issues that need to be addressed for any new fuel source. Each type of biofuel currently in production is considered in detail, covering the benefits and problems with production and use and the potential for biological material to provide sufficient energy for the world's population - the principles on which future fuel development are based.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Heat transfer

      by Walter Wagner

      Introduction, heat conduction, convection, condensation, evaporation, radiation, special forms of heat transfer, heat transmission, heat exchangers, summary of most important equations, physical values. Calculation of temperature distribution and heat exchangers for plant and equipment construction engineers, process engineers and students of process and mechanical engineering, including many examples and illustrations in three colours.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      January 2017

      Drive Engineering in Practice

      Energy Efficient Fixed Speed or Variable Speed Drives

      by Peter Brosch

      The Reference Book on Practice Oriented Layout and Control of Connected Drive Systems Industrie 4.0: To implement extensive connection of industrial production facilities across the entire value added range, digitalization of all related processes is required. As automation continues to be the key technology of the 21st century, drive engineering calls for comprehensive consideration. This reference book contains an extensive overview of fixed or variable speed drive systems that are energy efficient and connected. It describes how the related components work and how they interact within the drive system, down to integration in enterprise and global networks. Students and users are provided with up-to-date information about current and future developments of electric rotary and linear drives. With a focus on industrial practice, this book is a well-structured and helpful work of reference. Users benefit from essential and topical data from case studies and the listed drive system supplier websites. On top of that, the publishing house offers a free online service for additional information and updates. Content: Drive engineering fundamentals Power converter components Configuration, heat build-up, energy usage and windings in electric machines Commutators, DC and AC controllers Rotary and linear drives and controllers Digitalization and approach for Industry 4.0 as well as decentralized power converter installations Selection and rating of fixed and variable speed drives Drive system measurement (power converter measurement) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Questions and clarification

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      April 2016

      LOGO! 8 Training

      The Reference Book on Practice Oriented Control Using the LOGO! 8 System

      by Jürgen Kaftan

      Simple installation, minimum wiring, convenient programming: The Siemens LOGO! 8 system is perfectly suited for implementing and simplifying small-scale automation projects. Applications range from simple machine controls to transport facilities, monitoring systems and building automation. For both beginners and experienced users, this books describes the application of this intelligent logic module, from simple to more complex topics. Every learning step is enhanced with practical examples, exercises and solutions. All exercises covered in this book are available for download in ISC format through the free InfoClick online service. Content – Excerpt: Basic functions, flag blocks, message text Edge evaluation, latching relay, pulse generator Pulse generator, counter, threshold trigger Pulse relay, random generator, shift register Hours counter, astronomical clock, UDF (user defined function) Network technology, analog value processing, control engineering Web server programming, data log, GRAFCET

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      October 2015

      Measurement Data Analysis with LabVIEW

      A Reference Book with Fundamentals, Sample Calculations and Applications Using the LabVIEW Program Package

      by Walter Müller

      The LabVIEW program package by National Instruments offers a vast selection of routines (Sub VIs and Express VIs) for numerical data processing. This book presents a wide range of mathematics and technological VIs, organized by topic, and describes their behaviors. Using sample programs, data and parameters are easily modified, and the results are immediately available through numerical or graphical visualization. Experienced users find solutions to specific problems, and those interested in numerical methods get familiar with techniques or can test or develop them with little effort. Content – Excerpt: Fundamentals, diagrams, curve fitting Signal operations, signal analysis System models Statistics Sample calculations and applications

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Heat exchangers

      by Walter Wagner

      Basic concepts, heat balances, characteristic numbers, heat transfer, planning equations, reverse and parallel flow, cross flow, average temperature differential, dirt accumulation, designs, TEMA designation, plain-ended pipe, U-pipe, gilled pipe, flat and coiled pipe heat exchangers, evaporators, condensers, oscillations, structural elements, operating characteristics, guarantee. This book concerns itself with the application of the basic laws of heat transfer in the layout and design of heat exchangers.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Heat transfer technology with organic media

      by Walter Wagner

      Among others, the possibility of transferring and finely regulating heat up to and beyond 300 °C almost without increase in pressure is one of the main advantages of this heat transfer technique. In addition to water and steam, refrigerants, organic media, salt melts, liquid metals and hot gases are also considered heat transfer media in an extended sense. In this specialized industrial technology book, however, the systems described will be limited to those designed primarily for liquid circulation of organic heat transfer media.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Engineering thermodynamics

      by Fritz Dietzel, Walter Wagner

      Variables of state, gas laws, work from heat, changes of state in the p,V and T,s diagram; cycle processes: Carnot, Otto, Diesel, Seiliger, gas turbine, compressor, refrigerating machine, heat pump; steam in the h,p/T,s/H,s diagram, changes of state, Cl-Rankine process. Thermodynamics as a basis for mechanical engineering, process engineering, steam boiler construction. Precise introduction, application of important diagrams as calculating and visualization aids: T,s diagrams for air, all machine processes in p,v and T,s diagrams, all steam diagrams.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Generating Electricity and Heating Water with Solar Power:

      Planning, Installation and Economic Viability

      by Hans-Friedrich Hadamovsky, Dieter Jonas

      Main topics: fundamental principles of conversion from solar energy to electricity and heat; remote systems for insular operation (not connected the electricity grid); systems for feeding power into the grid (connection to the grid, grid monitoring and system-specific components); roof integration options; wide variety of system designs for household (warm) water generation and heating assist There are project examples to help planning of future solar systems. The CD-ROM included with the book contains: performance parameters for standard system components; demo versions of various design programs; templates for interactive planning and installation; technical data on thermal solar system assemblies, etc.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Solar Power Systems

      by Hans-Friedrich Hadamovsky, Dieter Jonas

      The use of regenerative energy is an important element in a forward-looking energy policy. This book addresses the basics as well as practical implementation, for example the planning and design of solar power and solar heat generation systems. Potential applications for the various systems are analysed from the point of view of cost effectiveness, performance and service life. Numerous illustrations and tables as well as practical design and calculation examples enhance the knowledge transfer process.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Electronics 1: Electrical principles

      by Heinz Meister

      Atoms and electrons, electrical charge and carriers, electric current, electric potential, electric resistance; laws of electric circuits, work and power, voltage generators, chemical action of electricity, magnetism, electric field and capacitors, alternating current, three-phase current, transformers; electric measurements: definitions, measuring ranges, measurement of resistance; electrical accidents and their prevention; quantities, units.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Electronics 2: Electronic components

      by Klaus Beuth

      Oscillograph measurements, linear and non-linear resistors, capacitors and coils, frequency-sensitive dipoles and quadrupoles, semiconductor diodes, with special properties, bipolar transistors, unipolar transistors, thyristors, Diac and Triac, photosemiconductors, semiconductors with special properties: Hall generators, field plates, magnetic diodes, pressure-sensitive semiconductor devices, liquid-crystal components; electron and gas tubes; two-pole to five-pole tubes, special-purpose tubes, electron-beam tubes, gas-discharge tubes, photoelectric cells.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Electronics 3: Basic electronic circuits

      by Klaus Beuth, Wolfgang Schmusch

      The oscilloscope, rectifier and amplifier circuits, stabilization, transistor switching stages, electronic switches with multilayer diodes, Diac and Triac, sweep, generator and pulse shaper circuits, control circuits, introduction to digital techniques: definitions, logic devices, circuits with logic elements, circuit analysis, circuit algebra,circuit synthesis; digital codes, digital counting and storage techniques.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Modern converter drives

      drive systems, power electronics, machines, mechatronics ans motion control

      by Peter F. Brosch

      Increased automation requires variable-speed drives. Various types of converter can function as actuators together with all kinds of machines. This book provides an overview of the various possibilities. It is addressed both to students who are as yet unfamiliar with the subject as well as to practitioners wanting information on the state-of-the-art of variable-speed drives.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      December 2012

      VHDL-Synthese

      Entwurf digitaler Schaltungen und Systeme

      by Jürgen Reichardt, Bernd Schwarz

      Die Hardwarebeschreibungssprache VHDL (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Description Language) dient dem Entwurf der Hardwarekomponenten für komplexe Computer- und Consumer-Anwendungen. In diesem Lehrbuch wird, immer vor dem Hintergrund der Digitaltechnik, eine Einführung in Grundkonzepte aber auch detaillierter Einblick in die konkrete Synthese anhand von Beispielen gegeben. Inhaltliche Neuerungen der 6. Auflage: Durchgängige Verwendung des IEEE-Standards zur VHDL-Arithmetik Auf vielfachen Wunsch der Leser: Ergänzung um einen Abschnitt zum VHDL-Entwurf von Testbenches Ergänzung des Kapitels "FIR-Filter" um die Modellierung systolischer FIR- Filter Erweiterung um ein neues Kapitel zur VHDL Implementierung der numerischen Integration. Dieser Abschnitt ermöglicht die Hardware-Modellierung nichtlinearer Systeme, z.B. in der Regelungstechnik.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      June 2011

      Gleichstromnetze, Operationsverstärkerschaltungen, elektrische und magnetische Felder

      by Horst Clausert, Gunther Wiesemann, Volker Hinrichsen, Jürgen Stenzel

      Das zweibändige Werk behandelt die wichtigsten Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik. Band 1 befasst sich im Wesentlichen mit linearen elektrischen Netzen und Operationsverstärkerschaltungen bei Gleichstrom sowie mit elektrischen und magnetischen Feldern und wendet sich an Leser, die mit den Grundbegriffen der Differential- und Integralrechnung vertraut sind; anspruchsvollere Hilfsmittel der Feldtheorie werden im Text erläutert.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      October 2007

      Grundgebiete der Elektrotechnik 2

      Wechselströme, Drehstrom, Leitungen, Anwendungen der Fourier-, der Laplace- und der Z-Transformation

      by Horst Clausert, Gunther Wiesemann, Volker Hinrichsen, Jürgen Stenzel

      Band 2 behandelt die Wechselstromlehre einschließlich des Drehstromsystems, die Leitungstheorie, die Maxwellschen Gleichungen, die Fourier-Darstellung von Zeitfunktionen, die Berechnung von Ausgleichsvorgängen mit Hilfe der Laplace-Transformation und die Z-Transformation.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      May 2006

      Dezentrale Energiesysteme

      Neue Technologien im liberalisierten Energiemarkt

      by Jürgen Karl

      Dieses Lehrbuch beinhaltet die wichtigsten Themen zur dezentralen Energieerzeugung. Dezentrale Energiesysteme und deren thermodynamische, betriebliche, wirtschaftliche und ökologische Grundlagen werdenausführlich dargestellt und kritisch diskutiert. Das Buch geht auf ein sehr breites Spektrum von verschiedenenTechnologien ein. Neben konventionellen Energietechniken zur Wärme- undStromerzeugung werden vor allem die Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, innovativeTechnologien wie Brennstoffzellen und die Nutzung regenerativer Energien mit ihrer jeweiligen besonderen Bedeutung für kleine, dezentrale Systeme beschrieben. Es werden Einsatzgebiete und Wegeaufgezeigt, auf denen die Entwicklung und Einführung innovativer,dezentraler Technologien vorangebracht werden kann. Außerdem beschreibtdas Buch umfassend, wie die wirtschaftlichen Nachteile kleiner,dezentraler Versorgungsanlagen beispielsweise durch die Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung oder die Verschaltung zu "virtuellenKraftwerken" zu kompensieren sind.

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