Renewable energy is a fast expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns; but can renewables deliver? This book reviews the basic technological options and global implementation, so as to convey the sense of excitement that abounds in this new area of technological development, but it also looks at the problems, including technological, policy issues, local environmental impacts and the need to deal with the variability of some renewable energy sources.
Physics is fundamental to all aspects of digital photography. This book works through the photographic imaging chain starting from the physics of image capture through to the conversion of the raw data into a viewable image. The author's aim is to show how knowledge of the underlying physics can be used by a photographer or imaging scientist to maximise the technical quality of the final image. With the increasing use of digital photography in a research environment scientists and engineers need to better understand the science behind digital photography to fully exploit this tool in their research. As well as an academic readership, this book will be of interest to professional and serious amateur photographers wanting a better understanding of the technical aspects of digital photography.
Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics discusses eighteen key questions in biological physics, each forming independent chapters that will, by presenting the research in terms of key, unsolved problems, encourage interest in the field. It also provides useful reading for undergraduate physical scientists considering a career in this area.
Physics of Shock and Impact deals with the shock physics of solids with emphasis on impact applications that are brought about by intense energy stimulations. Comprising of two volumes this work covers physical, material, mechanical and thermodynamic fundamentals of shock physics. The various chapters also include a range of analytic solutions that address topics in the many applications involving shock physics. Volume 1, Fundamentals and Failure, provides an introduction to shocks and structured waves, before progressing to failure by fragmentation and shear localization in solids.
Through patenting and commercialization scientists today can develop their work beyond a publication in a learned journal. Indeed, universities and governments are encouraging today's scientists and engineers to break their fruits of their research out of the laboratory and into the commercial world. However, doing so is complicated and can be daunting for those more used to a research seminar than a board room. This book, written by experienced scientists and entrepreneurs, deals essentially with businesses started by scientists and based on innovation and sets out to clarify for scientists and engineers the steps necessary to take an idea along the path to commercialization and maximise the potential for success, regardless of the path taken.
Women physicistshave few peers or limited mentoring. Until now there has not been a book togive women advice on how to succeed in physics as a career and achieve a happyand balanced life. Including a broad range of issues that confidence buildingbut will cover a broad range of topics both person, technical and social.
In this book, author Gary Wysin provides an overview of model systems and their behaviour and effects, and is intended for advanced students and researchers in physics, chemistry and engineering interested in confined magnetics. It is also suitable as an auxiliary text in a class on magnetism or solid state physics. Previous physics knowledge is expected, along with some basic knowledge of...
This book presents a theoretical framework for magnetism in ferromagnetic metals and alloys at finite temperatures. The second objective of the book is to give an accurate and self-contained presentation of many-body techniques such as the functional integral method and Green's functions, via a number of worked examples.
Digital signal processing (DSP) is used in a wide range of applications including voice processing, image processing, digital communications, the transfer of data over the internet, and image and data compression. Engineers who develop DSP applications today, and in the future, need to understand the fundamental theories and mathematical algorithms, and will need to address implementation issues...
* Covers all key semiconductor devices with up-to-date information and easy-to-understand descriptions. Each chapter is presented in a logical manner enabling students to learn all important devices from a single source. * Covers historical developments of devices and technology in the last 100 years.
Dr. Akasofu explains the solar-driven electromagnetic forces that produce the phenomenon, concisely sums up the state of auroral science today, and ponders aspects of the aurora still not understood. Secrets of the Aurora Borealis tracks the evolution of auroral research and presents peoples fearful and poetic reactions to the lights, as well as early northern explorers awe-inspired descriptions.
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