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Engines of the Mind

Engines of the Mind

Author: Joel N. Shurkin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393314715

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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Traces the history of the computer from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present and describes the development of the computer industry

Engines of the Mind

Engines of the Mind

Author: Joel N. Shurkin

Publisher: New York : Norton

ISBN: 0393018040

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Traces the history of the computer from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present and describes the development of the computer industry

Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines

Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines

Author: Ghazi A. Karim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498703093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 315

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Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines offers a detailed discussion of different types of dual-fuel diesel engines, the gaseous fuels they can use, and their operational practices. Reflecting cutting-edge advancements in this rapidly expanding field, this timely book: Explains the benefits and challenges associated with internal combustion, compression ignition, gas-fueled, and premixed dual-fuel engines Explores methane and natural gas as engine fuels, as well as liquefied petroleum gases, hydrogen, and other alternative fuels Examines safety considerations, combustion of fuel gases, and the conversion of diesel engines to dual-fuel operation Addresses dual-fuel engine combustion, performance, knock, exhaust emissions, operational features, and management Describes dual-fuel engine operation on alternative fuels and the predictive modeling of dual-fuel engine performance Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines covers a variety of engine sizes and areas of application, with an emphasis on the transportation sector. The book provides a state-of-the-art reference for engineering students, practicing engineers, and scientists alike.

Information Literacy and Workplace Performance

Information Literacy and Workplace Performance

Author: Tom W. Goad

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567204546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Today's workplace demands skills for a knowledgeable, productive use of information. Success, both personal and organizational, comes from finding what is essential and optimizing its effectiveness. Goad teaches readers how to swim in a potentially overwhelming sea of data. This easy-to-read, lucid guide attends to basic skills, thinking and decision-making, creativity enhancement, innovation and risk taking, computer literacy, subject matter literacy, learning how to learn, and securement of on-the-job help.

Popular Science

Popular Science

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Page: 210

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Energy, the Subtle Concept

Energy, the Subtle Concept

Author: Jennifer Coopersmith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191057502

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Energy is at the heart of physics and of huge importance to society and yet no book exists specifically to explain it, and in simple terms. In tracking the history of energy, this book is filled with the thrill of the chase, the mystery of smoke and mirrors, and presents a fascinating human-interest story. Moreover, following the history provides a crucial aid to understanding: this book explains the intellectual revolutions required to comprehend energy, revolutions as profound as those stemming from Relativity and Quantum Theory. Texts by Descartes, Leibniz, Bernoulli, d'Alembert, Lagrange, Hamilton, Boltzmann, Clausius, Carnot and others are made accessible, and the engines of Watt and Joule are explained. Many fascinating questions are covered, including: - Why just kinetic and potential energies - is one more fundamental than the other? - What are heat, temperature and action? - What is the Hamiltonian? - What have engines to do with physics? - Why did the steam-engine evolve only in England? - Why S=klogW works and why temperature is IT. Using only a minimum of mathematics, this book explains the emergence of the modern concept of energy, in all its forms: Hamilton's mechanics and how it shaped twentieth-century physics, and the meaning of kinetic energy, potential energy, temperature, action, and entropy. It is as much an explanation of fundamental physics as a history of the fascinating discoveries that lie behind our knowledge today.

Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

Author: Doug Woodyard

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080943616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

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Since its first appearance in 1950, Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines has served seagoing engineers, students of the Certificates of Competency examinations and the marine engineering industry throughout the world. Each new edition has noted the changes in engine design and the influence of new technology and economic needs on the marine diesel engine. Now in its ninth edition, Pounder's retains the directness of approach and attention to essential detail that characterized its predecessors. There are new chapters on monitoring control and HiMSEN engines as well as information on developments in electronic-controlled fuel injection. It is fully updated to cover new legislation including that on emissions and provides details on enhancing overall efficiency and cutting CO2 emissions. After experience as a seagoing engineer with the British India Steam Navigation Company, Doug Woodyard held editorial positions with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineers. He subsequently edited The Motor Ship journal for eight years before becoming a freelance editor specializing in shipping, shipbuilding and marine engineering. He is currently technical editor of Marine Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery, a contributing editor to Speed at Sea, Shipping World and Shipbuilder and a technical press consultant to Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine. * Helps engineers to understand the latest changes to marine diesel engineers * Careful organisation of the new edition enables readers to access the information they require * Brand new chapters focus on monitoring control systems and HiMSEN engines. * Over 270 high quality, clearly labelled illustrations and figures to aid understanding and help engineers quickly identify what they need to know.