A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland


Author: A. W. Skempton,Mike Chrimes

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727729392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 897

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Intended as a valuable biographical reference work on the lives, works and careers of individuals engaged in the practice of civil engineering, this volume looks specifically at those whose careers began before 1830. Beginning with what little is known of the lives of engineers such as John Trew who practised in the Tudor period, the background, training and achievements of engineers over the following 250 years are described by specialist authors, many of whom have spent a lifetime researching the history of civil engineering. This book will be of particular interest to historians of all disciplines and of great value to engineers involved in restoration work for whom an authoritative source of information on the engineers who designed public works over 300 years will be available for the first time.

Handbook for Sound Engineers

Author: Glen Ballou

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240809696

Category: Music

Page: 1778

View: 2313


Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The 4th edition of this trusted reference has been updated to reflect changes in the industry since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2002 -- including new technologies like software-based recording systems such as Pro Tools and Sound Forge; digital recording using MP3, wave files and others; mobile audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players. Over 40 topics are covered and written by many of the top professionals for their area in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls. * Condenses years of information and technology into one source * Contributors are the leading experts in their fields * Reflects current practice covering all the fundamental aspects of sound engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Author: Milan Holický

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642383009

Category: Mathematics

Page: 181

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The theory of probability and mathematical statistics is becoming an indispensable discipline in many branches of science and engineering. This is caused by increasing significance of various uncertainties affecting performance of complex technological systems. Fundamental concepts and procedures used in analysis of these systems are often based on the theory of probability and mathematical statistics. The book sets out fundamental principles of the probability theory, supplemented by theoretical models of random variables, evaluation of experimental data, sampling theory, distribution updating and tests of statistical hypotheses. Basic concepts of Bayesian approach to probability and two-dimensional random variables, are also covered. Examples of reliability analysis and risk assessment of technological systems are used throughout the book to illustrate basic theoretical concepts and their applications. The primary audience for the book includes undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering, scientific workers and engineers and specialists in the field of reliability analysis and risk assessment. Except basic knowledge of undergraduate mathematics no special prerequisite is required.

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

Author: Kenji Uchino

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439800669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 6914


Entrepreneurs have led economies out of downturns in the last 100 years and evidence points to this trend continuing into the future. In fact, regardless of country or economic conditions, entrepreneurial enterprises are on the rise. High-tech start-ups, where innovation, dedication, collaboration, and pure genius align into a successful enterprise, will likely see good times—if they start up right. However, many young researchers hesitate to set up their own company. Written by an electrical engineer with more than nineteen years of successful business experience, Entrepreneurship for Engineers covers every aspect you must master to become a savvy entrepreneur. The author provides coverage of the fundamentals of global economies, accounting, finance, and quantitative business analysis, because ordinary engineers usually lack these necessary survival skills. Outlining a systematic preparation process that will build a great reputation in the commercial marketplace, the author answers: How to start up a company How to create product lines How to collect venture capital How to write successful R&D proposals How to apply forward thinking How to keep cash flowing in a small firm Typical MBA courses include the following curricula: economics, accounting, finance/investment, marketing, and human resources, with courses like Managerial Communications and Quantitative Business Analysis (Applied Mathematics), and finally Strategic Management and Business Ethics. Engineering curricula seldom includes any of this. Supplying almost all the knowledge necessary for operating a corporation, above and beyond what you may find in an MBA program, this book uses an approach to business that is just as disciplined and rigorous as any approach to engineering.

Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Richard W. Hamming,Richard Wesley Hamming

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486652412

Category: Mathematics

Page: 721

View: 600


This inexpensive paperback edition of a groundbreaking text stresses frequency approach in coverage of algorithms, polynomial approximation, Fourier approximation, exponential approximation, and other topics. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition.

Integral Transforms for Engineers

Author: Larry C. Andrews,Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819432322

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

View: 4626


Integral transform methods provide effective ways to solve a variety of problems arising in the engineering, optical, and physical sciences. Suitable as a self-study for practicing engineers and applied mathematicians and as a textbook in graduate-level courses in optics, engineering sciences, physics, and mathematics.

Special Functions of Mathematics for Engineers

Author: Larry C. Andrews

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819426161

Category: Mathematics

Page: 479

View: 9824


Designed to serve as a classroom text for higher mathematical functions and a reference text for engineers and scientists, presents applications from such fields as statics, dynamics, statistical communication theory, fiber optics, heat conduction in solids, hybridation phenomena, and fluid mechanic

Numerical Methods for Engineers

Author: Santosh K Gupta

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122406511

Category: Differential quations

Page: 407

View: 9896


This Book Is Intended To Be A Text For Either A First Or A Second Course In Numerical Methods For Students In All Engineering Disciplines. Difficult Concepts, Which Usually Pose Problems To Students Are Explained In Detail And Illustrated With Solved Examples. Enough Elementary Material That Could Be Covered In The First-Level Course Is Included, For Example, Methods For Solving Linear And Nonlinear Algebraic Equations, Interpolation, Differentiation, Integration, And Simple Techniques For Integrating Odes And Pdes (Ordinary And Partial Differential Equations).Advanced Techniques And Concepts That Could Form Part Of A Second-Level Course Includegears Method For Solving Ode-Ivps (Initial Value Problems), Stiffness Of Ode- Ivps, Multiplicity Of Solutions, Convergence Characteristics, The Orthogonal Collocation Method For Solving Ode-Bvps (Boundary Value Problems) And Finite Element Techniques. An Extensive Set Of Graded Problems, Often With Hints, Has Been Included.Some Involve Simple Applications Of The Concepts And Can Be Solved Using A Calculator, While Several Are From Real-Life Situations And Require Writing Computer Programs Or Use Of Library Subroutines. Practice On These Is Expected To Build Up The Reader'S Confidence In Developing Large Computer Codes.