Transformative Teaching: A Collection of Stories of Engineering Faculty's Pedagogical Journeys
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Transformative Teaching: A Collection of Stories of Engineering Faculty's Pedagogical Journeys

The journey to becoming an exemplary engineering educator is one that is rarely simple and straightforward. Simply being exposed to active learning strategies or innovative pedagogies rarely leads to a transformation of one's own teaching. In this book, we present a collection of stories from exemplary engineering educators that are told in their own voices. These stories are shared to enable readers to immerse themselves in first-pe...

"Community and Global Ecology of Deserts" ed. by Levente Hufnagel
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Community and Global Ecology of Deserts

The aim and purpose of our book, Community and Global Ecology of Deserts, is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of desert ecological research. The book will be interesting and useful for researchers, lecturers, students and anybody interested in this field. The ecology of deserts as a scientific discipline plays a key role in solving many of global problems due to collective adaptation methods and approaches of lifefor...

Mitigation of Hydrodynamic Resistance: Methods to Reduce Hydrodynamic Drag
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Mitigation of Hydrodynamic Resistance: Methods to Reduce Hydrodynamic Drag

This is an excellent book on the important subject of reducing the frictional resistance of marine vessels. The principal techniques considered include aerating the surface with small bubbles and the use of textured surfaces which trap minute pockets of air. In both cases, the aim is to unset the surface and thereby eliminate to some extent the traditional boundary layer in the water. Frictional resistance is a major component of the...

Generalized Hamiltonian Formalism for Field Theory: Constraint Systems
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Generalized Hamiltonian Formalism for Field Theory: Constraint Systems

In the framework of the geometric formulation of field theory, classical fields are represented by sections of fibred manifolds, and their dynamics is phrased in jet manifold terms. The Hamiltonian formalism in fibred manifolds is the multisymplectic generalization of the Hamiltonian formalism in mechanics when canonical momenta correspond to derivatives of fields with respect to all world coordinates, not only to time. This book is ...

"Aviation and Its Management: Global Challenges and Opportunities" ed. by Arif Sikander
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Aviation and Its Management: Global Challenges and Opportunities

This book was written with the purpose of meeting this need of the aviation sector. Due to the diversified nature of aviation knowledge, which includes flying, engineering, airports, allied trades for aircraft and airports, airline and airport management and operations, education, etc., one text alone will not suffice and do justice to address all these areas. It is envisaged to develop subsequent parts of this book to cover all thes...

The Overestimation of Medical Consequences of Low-Dose Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
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The Overestimation of Medical Consequences of Low-Dose Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

This book shows that the medical consequences of low-dose, low-rate exposures to ionizing radiation have been overestimated by certain scientists, which apparently occurred in accordance with unofficial policies and directives. It analyses and exposes the biases and hidden conflicts of interest in numerous scientific publications overestimating the medico-biological consequences of low-dose radiation. After the Chernobyl accident, ma...

Toute la physique à portée de main - 3e édition
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Toute la physique à portée de main - 3e édition

Pourquoi ne traversons-nous pas le sol? Quelle est la forme de l'Univers? Peut-on aller plus vite que la lumière? Cet ouvrage, actualisé à l'occasion de cette nouvelle édition, répond à ces questions et à bien d'autres. Aucun prérequis n'est nécessaire : les fondements physiques des phénomènes les plus simples comme les plus complexes sont expliqués clairement, sans recours à l'outil mathématique : les formules sont concentrées dans ...

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture
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Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture

Designing buildings and physical environments depends on social structure, social needs, economic data, environment, and technological development. Planning these environments is heavily influenced by cultural and regional need, the existing environment, and the materials available. Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture is an essential reference source that discusses the shaping of building design through...

Introduction to Distributed Self-Stabilizing Algorithms
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Introduction to Distributed Self-Stabilizing Algorithms

This book aims at being a comprehensive and pedagogical introduction to the concept of self-stabilization, introduced by Edsger Wybe Dijkstra in 1973. Self-stabilization characterizes the ability of a distributed algorithm to converge within finite time to a configuration from which its behavior is correct (i.e., satisfies a given specification), regardless the arbitrary initial configuration of the system. This arbitrary initial con...

Geographical Design: Spatial Cognition and Geographical Information Science, Second Edition
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Geographical Design: Spatial Cognition and Geographical Information Science, Second Edition

With spatial technologies ranging from mapping software to the use of location-based services, spatial knowledge is often acquired and communicated through geographic information technologies. This book describes the interplay between spatial cognition research and use of spatial interfaces. It begins by reviewing what is known about how humans process spatial concepts and then moves on to discuss how interfaces can be improved to ta...