Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources
Conservation refers to the careful and controlled use of natural resources for the purpose of extending the time they are available as well as retaining biodiversity. Conservation does not prevent the loss of plants, trees, land, water, or habitat; it simply slows the rate of degradation of these things. This new book explores aspects of conservation, particularly the conservation of plant life upon which ecosystems are built.
Stochastic Geometry and Wireless Networks, Volume II: Applications
This volume bears on more practical wireless network modeling and performance analysis. It leverages the tools developed in Volume I to build the time-space framework needed for analyzing the phenomena which arise in these networks. The first part of Volume II focuses on medium access control protocols used in mobile ad hoc networks and in cellular networks. The second part bears on the analysis of routing algorithms used in mobile ad hoc networks. The appendix also contains a concise summary of wireless communication principles and of the network architectures considered in both volumes.
Environmental Engineering: Designing a Sustainable Future
Environmental engineering's future seems boundless because it is based in the myriad ways in which nature solves its own engineering challenges. People have yet to design a system that pumps water 200 feet straight up toward the sky in a system that is silent, requires no mechanical pumps, and never malfunctions, yet giant sequoia trees do this every day. Environmental engineering has a distance to go to mimic nature's activities, but fortunately, nature provides endless examples of processes like the sequoias' that maximize energy conservation.
An Introduction to Engine Testing and Development
This book presents the basic principles required for the testing and development of internal combustion engine powertrain systems, providing the new automotive engineer with the basic tools required to effectively carry out meaningful tests.With useful information for graduate students, new test technicians, and established engineers, this book explains the test process from setting up a dynamometer test facility to testing for performance and durability.
Research in Computational Molecular Biology
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology, RECOMB 2008, held in Singapore, in March/April 2008. The 34 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 7 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 193 submissions.
Modeling and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics
This book unifies all aspects of flight dynamics for the efficient development of aerospace vehicle simulations. It provides the reader with a complete set of tools to build, program, and execute simulations. Unlike other books, it uses tensors for modeling flight dynamics in a form invariant under coordinate transformations. For implementation, the tensors are converted to matrices, resulting in compact computer code. The reader can pick templates of missiles, aircraft, or hypersonic vehicles to jump-start a particular application.
RoboCup 2009: Robot Soccer World Cup XIII
This book includes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 13th RoboCup International Symposium, held in Graz, Austria, in June/July, 2009 - representing the core meeting for presentation and discussion of scientific contributions to a variety of research areas related to all RoboCup divisions (RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue, RoboCup@Home, and RoboCupJunior).
Power Control in Wireless Cellular Networks
Power Control in Wireless Cellular Networks provides a comprehensive survey of the models, algorithms, analysis, and methodologies in this vast and growing research area. It starts with a taxonomy of the wide range of power control problem formulations, and progresses from the basic formulation to more sophisticated ones. When transmit power is the only set of optimisation variables, algorithms for fixed SIR are presented first, before turning to their robust versions and joint SIR and power optimization. This is followed by opportunistic and non-cooperative power control.
Electroporation Protocols: Preclinical and Clinical Gene Medicine
In Electroporation Protocols: Preclinicaland Clinical Gene Medicine, top researchers provide hands-on protocols describing the process of non-viral delivery of genetic materials such as DNA, oligo-DNA, and RNA into targeted immune cells, tissues, and model animals in order to better treat disease. Following the successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, each method and protocol offers step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory instructions, with the benefit of several introductory reviews to aid investigators new to this exciting technology.
General Ultrasound in the Critically
General ultrasound in the critically ill describes a new clinical tool: ultrasound for the intensive care and emergency physician. Written by an intensivist familiar with ultrasound, it specifically details findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout its approx. Through a whole-body approach, this book considers new emergency applications regarding the abdomen, venous system, head, heart, and the most original topic, the lung. Flow charts are proposed to resolve daily intensive care and emergency occurrences: acute dyspnea, shock, unexplained fever, etc.