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The latest update to Bela Liptak's acclaimed "bible" of instrument engineering is now available. Retaining the format that made the previous editions bestsellers in their own right, the fourth edition of Process Control and Optimization continues the tradition of providing quick and easy access to highly practical information. The authors are practicing engineers, not theoretical people from academia, and their from-the-trenches advice has been repeatedly tested in real-life applications. Expanded coverage includes descriptions of overseas manufacturer's products and concepts, model-based optimization in control theory, new major inventions and innovations in control valves, and a full chapter devoted to safety. With more than 2000 graphs, figures, and tables, this all-inclusive encyclopedic volume replaces an entire library with one authoritative reference. The fourth edition brings the content of the previous editions completely up to date, incorporates the developments of the last decade, and broadens the horizons of the work from an American to a global perspective. Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.
his textbook is designed to teach a first course in Information Technology (IT) to all undergraduate students. In view of the all-pervasive nature of IT in today’s world a decision has been taken by many universities to introduce IT as a compulsory core course to all Bachelor’s degree students regardless of their specialisation. This book is intended for such a course. The approach taken in this book is to emphasize the fundamental “Science” of Information Technology rather than a cook book of skills. Skills can be learnt easily by practice with a computer and by using instructions given in simple web lessons that have been cited in the References. The book defines Information Technology as the technology that is used to acquire, store, organize, process and disseminate processed data, namely, information. The unique aspect of the book is to examine processing all types of data: numbers, text, images, audio and video data. As IT is a rapidly changing field, we have taken the approach to emphasize reasonably stable, fundamental concepts on which the technology is built. A unique feature of the book is the discussion of topics such as image, audio and video compression technologies from first principles. We have also described the latest technologies such as ‘e-wallets’ and ‘cloud computing’. The book is suitable for all Bachelor’s degree students in Science, Arts, Computer Applications, and Commerce. It is also useful for general reading to learn about IT and its latest trends. Those who are curious to know, the principles used to design jpg, mp3 and mpeg4 compression, the image formats—bmp, tiff, gif, png, and jpg, search engines, payment systems such as BHIM and Paytm, and cloud computing, to mention a few of the technologies discussed, will find this book useful. KEY FEATURES • Provides comprehensive coverage of all basic concepts of IT from first principles • Explains acquisition, compression, storage, organization, processing and dis-semination of multimedia data • Simple explanation of mp3, jpg, and mpeg4 compression • Explains how computer networks and the Internet work and their applications • Covers business data processing, World Wide Web, e-commerce, and IT laws • Discusses social impacts of IT and career opportunities in IT and IT enabled services • Designed for self-study with every chapter starting with learning objectives and concluding with a comprehensive summary and a large number of exercises.
Engineer precision liquid, gas, and steam flow measurement Here's the first place to turn to select, install calibrate, and take full advantage of today's most popular flowmeters--including the latest "V:-Cone, Wedge, Gilflo, Thermal mass, and laminar devices. Flow expert R.W. Miller has completely updated Flow Measurement Engineering Handbook, Third Edition, to develop vanguard ISO (including ISO 9000), ASME, and ANSI standards into hands-on US and SI unit engineering equations for everything from water to natural gas. You get state-of-the-art solutions on: fluid properties; measurement; accuracy; influence quantities; selection; installation; differential producers; volumetric and mass flow rate equations; design; fixed geometry devices; computation; critical flow; linear flowmeters; meter influence quantities; and more.
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Selecting and implementing measurement and control devices for process automation applications is made easier with this best-selling reference. This clear and concise third edition provides quick access to ISA symbology, instrument and control valve selection criteria, and conversion guidelines, with new sections on maintenance, calibration, decision-making skills, and consulting. A bonus CD-ROM is also included. Whether you are an experienced engineer, technician, salesperson, or project manager, or new to the field, you will better understand how to assess, compare, and select the various methods of measurement and control with this valuable and economical handbook in your library.
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Every successful sports coach knows that good teaching and social practices are just as important as expertise in sport skills and tactics. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Understanding Sports Coaching is still the only introduction to theory and practice in sports coaching to fully explore the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice. The book examines the complex interplay between coach, athlete, coaching programme and social context, and encourages coaches to develop an open and reflective approach to their own coaching practice. It covers every key aspect of coaching theory and practice, including important and emerging topics, such as: athletes’ identities athlete learning emotion in coaching coaching ethics professionalization talent identification and development coaching as a (micro)political activity Understanding Sports Coaching also includes a full range of practical exercises and extended case studies designed to encourage coaches to reflect critically upon their own coaching strategies, their interpersonal skills and upon important issues in contemporary sports coaching. This is an essential textbook for any degree-level course in sports coaching, and for any professional coach looking to develop their coaching expertise.
Using a distinctive blend of theory-based explanations and real-world applications, Fundamentals of Instrumentation, 2E will guide users through the basics of instrumentation - from installation to wiring, process connections, and calibration. The updated edition has improved readability and six new chapters covering the most critical topics in the industry such as loop checking, loop turning, troubleshooting, testing techniques, and more. This excellent learning tool can be used by anyone entering the field, or by a seasoned professional as a valuable reference on-the job. With the help of the book's detailed illustrations, diagrams, and practical examples; users will gain proficiency in mounting, wiring, impulse tubing, and the calibration principles of instrumentation. Benefits: * sidebars featuring safety and technical tips provide a context for applying information in real-world scenarios as it is learned * practical chapter objectives set the stage for information about to be covered, allowing users to feel well-prepared or each topic * review and practice questions follow each chapter to reinforce critical and hard-to-grasp concepts * running and comprehensive glossaries allow users to quickly and easily locate definitions of key terms
Updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), this essential pocket guide uses new full-color diagrams, calculations, and quick explanations to provide the most commonly required information on the design, installation, application, and maintenance of motors and controls.
Challenging notions of what constitutes 'normal' and 'pathological' bodies, this ambitious, agenda-setting study theoretically reinvigorates disability studies by reconceptualising it as 'studies of ableism' focusing on the practices and formations of able-bodiedness to uncover what it means to be 'able' rather than 'disabled'.
It's coming, and it's coming faster than you expect. Artificial intelligence, automation, the Internet of Things - these new technologies are going to significantly disrupt jobs and society as we know it. Coding truly is the new literacy, and the time to start is now. The Python programming language provides a comprehensive and useful introduction to computer science. Whether you're a kid who wants to become a software engineer, join a corporate team, or enter any other career, this book is about teaching you some of the fundamental concepts of coding and problem solving. These concepts can then be applied to further applications of Python, other programming languages, or everyday problems. This book is an introduction to programming and some key computer science concepts. Although Python is used in this book for its friendly syntax and versatility, many of the concepts are applicable to other programming languages and the future of your computer science knowledge. The material covered should provide you with a basic frame work to either work on your own Python projects or go learn more about computer science.
Updated to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC), Ugly's Residential Wiring, saves you time and money with easy access to specific rules, symbols and important code requirements for wiring dwellings to ensure your job stays on task and passes inspection the first time.
This book contains 45 essays from more than 60 mass media scholars around the world. It is the most comprehensive analysis available of the media's role in the 2003 Iraq war. The book is ideal for use in communication, political science and sociological courses on media and politics.

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