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41. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics
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42. Analysis of Repeated Measures
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43. Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating:
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44. Learning with LabVIEW 6i
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45. Inspection and Gaging
46. Astrophysics, Clocks And Fundamental
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47. Understanding Smart Sensors
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48. Electrostatic Lens Systems
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49. Dimensioning, Tolerancing and
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50. Detecting the World: Capturing
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51. Fundamentals of Tool Design, 4th
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52. Piezoelectric Sensorics
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53. Uncle John Presents Necessary
54. Signal Processing: A Modern Approach
55. Systems with Small Dissipation
56. Advanced LabVIEW Labs
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57. Concepts of Mass in Contemporary
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58. Aerosol Measurement: Principles,
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59. Uncertainty of Measurements: Physical
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41. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics : Manufacturing Techniques and Applications
by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Paul N. Cheremisinoff
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Asin: 0815513895
Catlog: Book (1995-10-01)
Publisher: Noyes Publications
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This book has been prepared as a reference on manufacturing techniques and applications of fiberglass reinforced plastics. It provides discussion of properties, concepts and is written for the potential user to summarize advantages in usage. The book contains 9 chapters of discussion of relationships between polymers, reinforcements and uses, as well as a useful glossary of plastics and engineering terms.

There is a wide interest in fiberglass reinforced plastics due to useful properties which meet a great many product and use requirements, as well as the relative ease with which such products can be fabricated. Fiberglass reinforced plastics find applications in transportation, marine, construction, electronics, recreation, aircraft, aerospace and numerous manufacturing industries. These plastics have virtually displaced wood in the marine industry, and applications replacing metals in other areas continue to grow.

The user of this book will find practical and useful information for design, engineering, plant and maintenance. Presented is the technology and applications to serve the varied interests of readers in diverse industries.

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42. Analysis of Repeated Measures
by M.J. Crowder, D.J. Hand
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Asin: 041231830X
Catlog: Book (1990-05-01)
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
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Repeated measures data arise when the same characteristic is measured on each case or subject at several times or under several conditions.There is a multitude of techniques available for analysing such data and in the past this has led to some confusion.This book describes the whole spectrum of approaches, beginning with very simple and crude methods, working through intermediate techniques commonly used by consultant statisticians, and concluding with more recent and advanced methods.Those covered include multiple testing, response feature analysis, univariate analysis of variance approaches, multivariate analysis of variance approaches, regression models, two-stage line models, approaches to categorical data and techniques for analysing crossover designs.The theory is illustrated with examples, using real data brought to the authors during their work as statistical consultants. ... Read more

43. Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating: The Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
by R. Trebino, Rick Trebino
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Asin: 1402070667
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
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The Frequency-Resolved Optical-Gating (FROG) technique has revolutionized our ability to measure and understand ultrashort laser pulses. This book contains everything you need to know to measure even the shortest, weakest, or most complex ultrashort laser pulses. Whether you're an undergrad or an advanced researcher, you'll find easy-to-understand descriptions of all the key ideas behind all the FROG techniques, all the practical details of pulse measurement, and many new directions of research. This book is not like any other scientific book. It is a lively discussion of the basic concepts. It is an advanced treatment of research-level issues. It includes a CD containing several polished PowerPoint lectures (in English and French) suitable for a graduate course. The CD also contains both PC and MAC versions of the FROG code, ready to retrieve pulses in the lab or just to learn how FROG works. It also contains several additional chapters by the world's leading experts on ultrashort pulse measurement, including a detailed description of measurements of the shortest pulse ever created. The image on the front cover of the book is a FROG trace of one of the shortest events ever created, a 4.5-fs laser pulse, measured by Baltuska, et al; JQE, 459 (1999) ... Read more

44. Learning with LabVIEW 6i
by Robert H Bishop
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Asin: 0130325597
Catlog: Book (2001-02-15)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 501425
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars For beginners only!
This is a very readable text that essentially parallels and expands upon the LabView Users Manuals. If you have read through all or most of those manuals you may find yourself rapidly skimming through Bishop's book as nothing more than a refresher. Newbies will appreciate the simplistic step-by-step approach but anyone beyond the basics will likely be disappointed. BTW, you can download the related files from the LabView site to get an idea of the content.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good tutorial but.....
This is a really great book! However, there is also a package of CD and book which I do not see offered here. The CD includes LabVIEW Student Edition. The referenced .vi's (virtual instruments) are available for download but, not the complete CD. I have been unable to locate the CD individually, only in bundled packages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great starter and comprehensive book
After reading all pages of this book and practicing all programs and exercises inside it within a few weeks, I become a proficient in Labview and I can develop any project easily. The only thing missing of this book is its CD which has all of its examples, but one can download it from its official website without any problem. Overall this book is great for any one who is new in labview and also for any one who doesnot have any programming skills and going to use it within his/her job.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for new starters
Gives you the basics to get started if you are a new timer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Learning for Labview Does NOT include demo files.
Good book except that you really need to purchase or have the Labview student version. The book does not ship with a CD containing the demo files it refers to so often in the text. Makes it difficult to follow without the files. ... Read more

45. Inspection and Gaging
by Clifford W. Kennedy, Edward G. Hoffman, Steven D. Bond
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Asin: 0831111496
Catlog: Book (1987-10-01)
Publisher: Industrial Press
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This comprehensive reference provides the many phases of inspection work and their applications to manufacturing operations through a practical, down-to-earth presentation. Analyzing the methods and duties of inspectors, this highly acclaimed training manual discusses a range of manual and automatic measuring devices along with their specific functions and the specialized functions involved in their use. It is appropriate for inspection supervisors, plant managers, quality control engineers, and subcontractors. ... Read more

46. Astrophysics, Clocks And Fundamental Constants (Lecture Notes in Physics)
by Savely G. Karshenboim, Ekkehard Peik
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-16)
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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The question of a possible temporal variation of the fundamental constants was raised by Paul Dirac in his ... Read more

47. Understanding Smart Sensors
by Randy Frank
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Asin: 0890063117
Catlog: Book (2000-04-01)
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Sales Rank: 818253
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"Two of the most important trends in sensor development in recent years have been advances in micromachined sensing elements of all kinds, and the increase in intelligence applied at the sensor level. This book addresses both, and provides a good overview of current technology". -- I&CS ... Read more

48. Electrostatic Lens Systems
by D. W. O. Heddle
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Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
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This book and software package enables readers

to design lens systems for focusing beams of

charged particles having useful characteristics.

The text covers the basic theory of the motion of

charged particles in electrostatic fields and

describes several methods for the calculation of

the potential and field distribution for various

electrode geometries. Two methods, the Bessel

function expansion method which was developed

by the author and his students and the nine-point

implementation of the finite difference method, are

given special emphasis because they are

particularly appropriate for implementation by the

inexperienced user. Other methods are discussed

in less detail and reference is made to WWW sites

from which demonstration programs for these

methods may be obtained. A chapter on

aberrations presents formulae which enable the

coefficients to be determined by an extension to

the ray tracing procedures and which

demonstrates optimum conditions for lens


The book is accompanied by a disk providing a

suite of computer programs (LENSYS for

MS-DOS) intended for practical use in the design

and analysis of systems using round lenses with

apertures or cylindrical elements. These

programs will be of value even to experienced

workers in the field who may be quite familiar with

much of the material in the text.. ... Read more

49. Dimensioning, Tolerancing and Gaging Applied
by Gary Gooldy
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Asin: 0137916000
Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 870544
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for Applying GD&T
I have found this to be the definitive resource for learning to apply GD&T to design and drafting. The manual is very concise and has numerous examples for nearly every drafting question that you could concieve of. ... Read more

50. Detecting the World: Capturing Physical Measurements With C++
by David McCombs
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Asin: 0879305592
Catlog: Book (1999-02-01)
Publisher: CMP Books
Sales Rank: 451722
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

* Build cost-effective data recording and analysis systems on the PC
* Measure speed, temperature, force, pressure, voltage, amperage, and resistance

Do you need to build a system that can capture and analyze real-world data including speed, temperature, force, pressure, voltage, amperage, or electrical resistance?If so, you will find this an essential guide to building, programming, and using accurate and cost-effective PC-based data acquisition systems. You'll find designs for:

* electronic measurement probing with physical transducers and signal conditioning
* converting analog to digital records
* software techniques appropriate for collecting, compressing, storing, reducing, analyzing, and presenting measurements

While there is no typical data acquisition system, McCombs has identified the basic concepts that occur in all systems. You'll learn about selecting power supplies, sensors, and transducers, and you can even develop a fully functional PC-based voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter!

C++ code examples on the companion disk show how to use the data acquisition programs with Windows 95 or DOS, and can be ported to Presentation Manager under OS/2 and to X11 under Linux- or Intel-based UNIX. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars virdanus@yahoo.coom
Please, I need zipped code from the floppy... The guy I bought the book from didn't send me the floppy... that sucks...:-(((
Are there any Robin Hoods??? or all of them died.....

3-0 out of 5 stars Software
This is not a review, but a request for software:
I read this very interesting book but the floppy disk is not working! Is it possible to send me the sofware thru e-mail,
pl confirm and send with ZIP format...

5-0 out of 5 stars From sensors to reduced data
This One of a kind resource tells you how to interface sensors of various kinds to the PC through the parallel port together with how to analyse and present the collected data. Includes discussion even about selecting power supplies for the job. ... Read more

51. Fundamentals of Tool Design, 4th Edition
by John G. Nee, Sme Staff, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
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Asin: 0872634906
Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Sales Rank: 639799
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Since its first version in 1962, Fundamentals of Tool Design has been an outstanding source of information for tool designers. From classrooms to the design shops of major corporations around the work, this proven resource has demonstrated its value. Written by tool designers for tool designers, this real-world book presents useful information on presses and dies, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, modular tooling, automated tool handling, and using the computer for tool design. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Oldie but goodie
The Fourth Edition of "Fundamentals of Tool Design" is a revision of a book originally published in 1962. There is a chapter dealing with the many ways computers are being used in the field as well as some treatment of GD&T principals. Both new topics are "added on" and not well integrated.

This is a handbook that can also be used as a textbook. In textbook fashion each chapter has a Q&A section at the end. Subjects covered are quite comprehensive and that means that few if any persons are likely to use all of this information. This book remains true to its name by doing a thorough job on the fundamental concepts. That is not to say there is no meat in the book. Chapter 4 covers Workholding Principles in about 100 pages and is well worth reviewing even by experienced persons. There are very useful tables throughout the book that can be used to do the problems at the end of chapter. Any serious tool designer will want to get a "Machinery's Handbook" or other comprehensive and up-to-date reference for feeds, speeds, and material properties. There has to be a drawing, photo, or illustration for every one of it's 750+ pages, maybe more than one per page.
Some of the main chapters include: Workholding Principles, Jig Design, Fixture Design, Design of Pressworking Tools, and Bending, Forming, Drawing, and Forging Dies. To round out this wide variety of topics there are chapters covering machining fundamentals, inspection and welding fixtures, and considerations for new CNC techniques.

It is reasonable to expect that a person with some shop skills could read this book and design simple jigs and fixtures. It is probably not reasonable to expect a person to design a sheet metal stamping die or forging die after studying this book.You would be able to understand all the major parts of a sheet metal die and be able to buy a die more intelligently. There is also a good deal of information useful to the product designer who needs to know what the limits of the manufacturing processes are (e.g. minimum radiuses, tolerance budgeting between parts and process, and some quick cost estimating formulas for tooling and manufacturing.

3-0 out of 5 stars Is only a review from SME home page
Chapter Name Fundamentals of Tool Design, 4th Edition Keywords Author(s)/Editor(s) SME Staff Published By Society of Manufacturing Engineers Abstract For over 37 years, hundreds of engineers and tool designers have been contributing their knowledge and expertise to Fundamentals of Tool Design. You'll find all the answers and examples you need to design successful tools. Designs are explained for dozens of processes including tools for machining, punching, blanking, inspection, gaging, welding,mechanical joining, and adhesive bonding. You'll also find the latest ideas in modular tooling, for numerical control, and quick change tooling. Detailed die designs, pressworking tools, progressive dies, and dies for bending, forming, and drawing are also explained. Each chapter details the "nuts & bolts" you need to know that impact your tool designs such as manufacturing processes, material science, tool layout, cost analysis, calculating economical lot sizes, safety, and more. You'll also find the latest on CAD in tool design including hardware, software, interactive graphics, stress analysis, design optimization, design analysis and standardization, and more. This new edition features basic through advanced tool designs plus significant updates to selected chapters, including: Updated text and graphics that conform to ASME Y14.5M-1994 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standard, and an updated look at CAD applications in tool design with explanations of 3D solid modeling and data exchange standards. ... Read more

52. Piezoelectric Sensorics
by G. Gautschi, Gustav Gautschi
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-15)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Sensorics is a piezoelectric basics
Only having read about ten percent of this book so far, one might say that a review may need to wait. On the other hand I rarely see a technical book showing as much craft and wisdom that I have to write something immediately.

Mr. Gautschi has given us a text that primes us for both the technical aspects of the subject as well as the deeper, understandably hard-to-ferret-out details of the topic. I'd say it's anecdotal at times, but he's taken a typically dry subject and made it come to life by weaving historic, and at times obscure side notes to the discussions on his chosen subject.

The wisdom of the book is quite evident, and I appreciate this immensely.

The book also contains applications information that is a welcome departure from the steady grind, grind, grind of analytical proofs that only a molecule could appreciate.

Sure, there's that stuff, too. Yet this book combines a lot of information on the subject of piezoelectric devices and sensors to the point it is actually useful and meaningful as a stand alone reference.

P. Gibson
Electrical Engineer ... Read more

53. Uncle John Presents Necessary Numbers: An Everyday Guide to Sizes, Measures, and More (Bathroom Reader Series)
by Mary Blocksma, Lewis Kahn
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Catlog: Book (2002-09-01)
Publisher: Portable Press
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Do numbers leave you feeling -- well, numb? This compendium of fascinating data will bring figures to life while answering lots of questions you've wondered about. Discover which is higher in sodium: fast food french fries, the hamburger, or cherry pie; why it's Route 66, not Route 67; why you can't mail things second class; what the four extra digits on your zip code stand for; and much more. ... Read more

54. Signal Processing: A Modern Approach (Mcgraw-Hill Series in Electrical Engineering, Communications and Signal Processing)
by J. V. Candy, James V. Candy
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Asin: 0070097518
Catlog: Book (1988-03-01)
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College
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55. Systems with Small Dissipation
by V. B. Braginsky, V. P. Mitrofanov
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Catlog: Book (1986-02-15)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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56. Advanced LabVIEW Labs
by John Essick
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Catlog: Book (1998-12-08)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 214221
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Advanced LabVIEW Labs provides a structured introduction to LabVIEW-based laboratory skills. The book can be used as a stand-alone tutorial or as a college-level instructional lab text. The reader learns the LabVIEW programming language while writing meaningful programs that explore useful data analysis techniques (numerical integration and differentiation, least-squares curve-fitting, Fast Fourier Transform) and the mechanics of computer-based experimentation using National Instruments DAQ and GPIB boards.During the course of the book, the reader constructs and investigates the proper usage of several computer-based instruments including a digitizing oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and PID temperature control system as well as learns to control an instrument through the General Purpose Interface Bus. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING book to learn LabView basics
This book is a fantastic hands-on introduction to LabView, probably the best book on this topic a beginner can find. It is extremely clearly written, very well edited (i.e., there are practically no mistakes), and it has excellent illustrations for each step in the process of building VIs.

The book was developed by the author as a student manual for the class he taught. However, it is written so well that I do not understand why a student who has such a book needs an instructor at all. It consists of 12 chapters, all very practical. The first chapter gives a brief introduction to the LabView interface and its editing tools and introduces very simple VIs illustrating the while loop and the waveform chart. Chapters 2 through 8 teach increasingly complicated VIs which utilize the waveforem graph, XY graph, For loop, Formula node, operations with data files and character strings, shift registers, and case and sequence structures. The reader learns how to create arrays of data, perform mathematical operations on them, save them in files and read from files, and how to plot them. There are many practical tips how to navigate the LabView interface quickly and efficiently. Chapters 8 and 9 introduce the advance analysis VIs (included only in the "full" but not in the "base" labview package) and demonstrate how to program nonlinear least squares fitting and Fast Fourier Transform. Finally, the last 3 chapters teach programming of data acquisition boards - analog to digital conversion (digitizing oscilloscope), digital to analog conversion (PID temperature control), and GPIB control of instruments. While the book covers only the essentials of labview, the topics covered and the examples presented are extremely useful, and they all a must to know to program in LabView.

The book comes without a CD, but it is not necessary as the book describes the process of building of each VI so accurately and in so detailed way that it is very easy to follow the guidelines.

The book came out in 1999 and most likely was written using LabView 4. Three more versions of LabView came out since that time. It turned out that using it with newer versions of LabView is quite straightforward. The small changes that were introduced after the version 4 sometimes make it necessary to change the VIs slightly, but it is easy to figure out what changes are required using the error messages and LabView help. For instance, newer versions of LabView require that the conditional terminal in the While loop be wired; Replace Array Element is now called Replace Array Subset; there is no need to construct Global Variables using a while loops' shift registers (although it is interesting to learn how this can be done), etc. I counted only 10 small changes which had to be done to the programs on the first 220 pages of the book - and no errors or typos whatsoever!

To run the programs in Chapters 1-7 any LabView version will do; to run the programs in Ch. 8 and 9 one needs "Full" package (the "base" one does not contain the advanced analysis VIs); and finally, for the last 3 chapters one needs a computer with DAQ and GPIB boards. However, the book is so well written that you can read the text,look through the VI diagrams, and learn from this even if you do not have the proper software or hardware.

The book is very detailed, but at the same time everything that is in there is necessary; there are no off-topic discussions or jokes - almost 400 pages of straight-to-the-topic presentation.

The bottom line is that it is a fantastic introduction to LabView for beginners, which I can highly recommend. Well deserved five stars - and an example for the other authors how such books should be written!

5-0 out of 5 stars Start here!
I needed a new software platform for data acquisition following the demise of an older platform. All of my friends at various national laboratories were using LabVIEW so it was a natural choice. I then started looking for a "directed tutorial" that would get me up to speed for data acquisition without first mastering the vast multitude of LabVIEW features (until I really needed them). I found Essick's book to be head and shoulders above the other novice-level books I tried (which were helpful but were taking too long). My undergraduate research students now first encounter LabVIEW with the guidance of this clear, concise, and well-written book. It would also be my first choice as a textbook for a class on LabVIEW (or on data acquisition techniques in general). I recommend this book very highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book !
I bought the book last week and since then I can't stop reading it and going through the well presented Labs. I find the book very interesting, well written ,to the point and clear. It will get you up to speed with Labview quickly. I own other Labview books but this is the only one that I didn't find boring or confusing. This is definitely a book I would recommend to all the students who want to learn Labview in a short period of time and also to the instructors; it can be a great teaching tool ! Finally, the price is ...very affordable. Great book ! ... ... Read more

57. Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy
by Max Jammer
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Catlog: Book (1999-12-14)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time. But in contrast to the latter, which are the subject of innumerable physical and philosophical studies, the concept of mass has been but rarely investigated. Here Max Jammer, a leading philosopher and historian of physics, provides a concise but comprehensive, coherent, and self-contained study of the concept of mass as it is defined, interpreted, and applied in contemporary physics and as it is critically examined in the modern philosophy of science. With its focus on theories proposed after the mid-1950s, the book is the first of its kind, covering the most recent experimental and theoretical investigations into the nature of mass and its role in modern physics, from the realm of elementary particles to the cosmology of galaxies.

The book begins with an analysis of the persistent difficulties of defining inertial mass in a noncircular manner and discusses the related question of whether mass is an observational or a theoretical concept. It then studies the notion of mass in special relativity and the delicate problem of whether the relativistic rest mass is the only legitimate notion of mass and whether it is identical with the classical (Newtonian) mass. This is followed by a critical analysis of the different derivations of the famous mass-energy relationship E = mc2 and its conflicting interpretations. Jammer then devotes a chapter to the distinction between inertial and gravitational mass and to the various versions of the so-called equivalence principle with which Newton initiated his Principia but which also became the starting point of Einstein's general relativity, which supersedes Newtonian physics. The book concludes with a presentation of recently proposed global and local dynamical theories of the origin and nature of mass.

Destined to become a much-consulted reference for philosophers and physicists, this book is also written for the nonprofessional general reader interested in the foundations of physics. ... Read more

58. Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, 2nd Edition
by Paul A.Baron, KlausWilleke
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Asin: 0471356360
Catlog: Book (2001-09-07)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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In recent years, industry has become increasingly interested in modern aerosol measurement methods, not only to protect the health of their workers but also to augment productivity and thereby gain competitive advantage. Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, Second Edition offers scientists and practitioners the fundamental principles used in deciding which aerosol properties to measure and how to interpret the results.
Divided into three parts, the material reviews the physical understanding of aerosols, covers specific instrumental techniques, and explains applications in fields ranging from health care to mining and upper-atmosphere research. Leading experts contribute to the review of such areas as direct-reading techniques, bioaerosol sampling, indoor air evaluations, industrial aerosol processing, and measurement in semiconductor clean rooms. Plus, all the chapters in this latest edition have been updated and some have been rewritten by new authors. Two new chapters have been added: one on historical aspects of aerosol measurements and the other on real-time single particle analysis.
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59. Uncertainty of Measurements: Physical and Chemical Metrology: Impact & Analysis
by Shri Krishna Kimothi, S. K. Kimothi
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Asin: 0873895355
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
Sales Rank: 412197
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With the uncertainly of measurement results drawing the attention of managers, metrologists, and customers, this comprehensive guide works to show the importance of metrology while explaining the science of the uncertainty of measurements. Kimothi shows how the accuracy of measurements affects all of us in trade, commerce, safety, health care, environmental protection, and more. External and internal customers, along with regulatory agencies, often prescribe measurement accuracy requirements. This book helps to sort out the current issues surrounding measurement reliability. Kimothi's explanations make it easier for organizations to understand the concerns of measurement uncertainty in decision-making.

Newcomers to metrology will find Kimothi's explanations easy to follow because this book starts off with a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of reliable measurements. As the text progresses, these basic principles provide a foundation for more and more advanced aspects of measurement uncertainty. The book describes: the need for measurement certainty, techniques to achieve results, and standards in measurement. This comprehensive range of information makes this an ideal desk reference for metrology students and statistical quality enthusiasts. Kimothi includes information about current events regarding reliable measurements and how the uncertainty of measurements affects trade, Six Sigma, and more.

Topics covered include:
· Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) approach
· A complete chapter on calibration and measurement traceability
· Statistical techniques in metrology
· Examples of measurement data and random variables
· Probability density functions
· Sampling distribution
· Statistical estimation degrees of freedom and regression
· How to evaluate various uncertainties in measurements using several approaches including international consensus
· One chapter is devoted to measurement errors
· Information specific to calibration laboratories
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60. Standards Strategy and Policy: Cases and Stories
by Peter Grindley
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Asin: 0198288077
Catlog: Book (1995-08-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 257601
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This book aims to help the business strategist and policy-maker understand how compatibility standards may be used to ensure business success.It provides a framework for standards strategy and policy, together with a series of case-studies which interpret the economics of standards in practical settings.The book considers the problems of establishing a new standard in the market and winning standards contests.It also studies questions of how to maintaining the profitability of a standard and how to compete within an established standard.It combines the strategic analysis with an evaluation of standards policy, and suggests ways in which markets and policy intervention may effectively be used together.Cases include contests for standards for video cassette recorders, digital audio tape, personal computers, open computer systems, high-definition television, and Telepoint cordless phones.Standards have long been seen as a technical problem, yet in a large number of industries they are central to business strategy and technical aspects are only part of the effort needed for product success.They imply very different strategies and policies than for conventional products. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A book combined with standard_strategy theories and cases
There're two parts in this book. One is about strategies of standard, the other is real cases. The strategies of standard can be roughly divided into "de facto" and "de jure" The cases shows every pattern of standard_setting_way... Mmmm...I think the cases in this book are most attractive !! I love it! ... Read more

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