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The Wave Watcher's Companion: Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations

The Wave Watcher's Companion: Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations Lowest new price: $10.59
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Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

A lively, revealing look at waves of all kinds from the bestselling author of The Cloudspotter's Guide

Get ready for a global journey like no other-a passionate enthusiast's exploration of waves that begins with a quiet afternoon at the shore and ends with the world-class Hawaiian surf, making side trips to reveal the ups and downs of brain waves, radio waves, infrared waves, microwaves, shock waves, light waves, and much more.

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Wideband Beamforming: Concepts and Techniques

Wideband Beamforming: Concepts and Techniques Lowest new price: $102.32
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Author: Wei Liu

This book provides an excellent reference for all professionals working in the area of array signal processing and its applications in wireless communications.

 

Wideband beamforming has advanced with the increasing bandwidth in wireless communications and the development of ultra wideband (UWB) technology.

In this book, the authors address the fundamentals and most recent developments in the field of wideband beamforming. The book provides a thorough coverage of the subject including major sub-areas such as sub-band adaptive beamforming, frequency invariant beamforming, blind wideband beamforming, beamforming without temporal processing, and beamforming for multi-path signals.

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  • Unique book focusing on wideband beamforming
  • Discusses a hot topic coinciding with the increasing bandwidth in wireless communications and the development of UWB technology
  • Addresses the general concept of beamforming including fixed beamformers and adaptive beamformers
  • Covers advanced topics including sub-band adaptive beamforming, frequency invariant beamforming, blind wideband beamforming, beamforming without temporal processing, and beamforming for multi-path signals
  • Includes various design examples and corresponding complexity analyses

 

This book provides a reference for engineers and researchers in wireless communications and signal processing fields. Postgraduate students studying signal processing will also find this book of interest.

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The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe

The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe Lowest new price: $11.57
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Author: Frank Close
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Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stake-what we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make sense-its outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler, like the number 1. The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to "renormalize" field theory, forcing equations to provide answers that match what we see in the real world.

The Infinity Puzzle is the story of a wild idea on the road to acceptance. Only Close can tell it.

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Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Wiley - IEEE)

Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Wiley - IEEE) Lowest new price: $95.87
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Author: Jian-Ming Jin

Reviews the fundamental concepts behind the theory and computation of electromagnetic fields

The book is divided in two parts. The first part covers both fundamental theories (such as vector analysis, Maxwell’s equations, boundary condition, and transmission line theory) and advanced topics (such as wave transformation, addition theorems, and fields in layered media) in order to benefit students at all levels. The second part of the book covers the major computational methods for numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields for engineering applications. These methods include the three fundamental approaches for numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields: the finite difference method (the finite difference time-domain method in particular), the finite element method, and the integral equation-based moment method. The second part also examines fast algorithms for solving integral equations and hybrid techniques that combine different numerical methods to seek more efficient solutions of complicated electromagnetic problems.

Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, Second Edition: 

  • Provides the foundation necessary for graduate students to learn and understand more advanced topics
  • Discusses electromagnetic analysis in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates
  • Covers computational electromagnetics in both frequency and time domains
  • Includes new and updated homework problems and examples
Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, Second Edition is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate level electrical engineering students. This book can also be used as a reference for professional engineers interested in learning about analysis and computation skills.

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Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (MIT Press)

Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (MIT Press) Lowest new price: $16.74
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Author: Harry Collins
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A fascinating account, written in real time, of the unfolding of a scientific discovery: the first detection of gravitational waves.

Scientists have been trying to confirm the existence of gravitational waves for fifty years. Then, in September 2015, came a "very interesting event" (as the cautious subject line in a physicist's email read) that proved to be the first detection of gravitational waves. In Gravity's Kiss, Harry Collins―who has been watching the science of gravitational wave detection for forty-three of those fifty years and has written three previous books about it―offers a final, fascinating account, written in real time, of the unfolding of one of the most remarkable scientific discoveries ever made.

Predicted by Einstein in his theory of general relativity, gravitational waves carry energy from the collision or explosion of stars. Dying binary stars, for example, rotate faster and faster around each other until they merge, emitting a burst of gravitational waves. It is only with the development of extraordinarily sensitive, highly sophisticated detectors that physicists can now confirm Einstein's prediction. This is the story that Collins tells.

Collins, a sociologist of science who has been embedded in the gravitational wave community since 1972, traces the detection, the analysis, the confirmation, and the public presentation and the reception of the discovery―from the first email to the final published paper and the response of professionals and the public. Collins shows that science today is collaborative, far-flung (with the physical location of the participants hardly mattering), and sometimes secretive, but still one of the few institutions that has integrity built into it.

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Engineering Satellite-Based Navigation and Timing: Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Signals, and Receivers

Engineering Satellite-Based Navigation and Timing: Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Signals, and Receivers Lowest new price: $101.87
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Author: John W. Betz

This book describes the design and performance analysis of satnav systems, signals, and receivers, with a general approach that applies to all satnav systems and signals in use or under development. It also provides succinct descriptions and comparisons of each satnav system.

  • Clearly structured, and comprehensive depiction of engineering satellite-based navigation and timing systems, signals, and receivers
  • GPS as well as all new and modernized systems (SBAS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS) and signals being developed and fielded
  • Theoretical and applied review questions, which can be used for homework or to obtain deeper insights into the material
  • Extensive equations describing techniques and their performance, illustrated by MATLAB plots
  • New results, novel insights, and innovative descriptions for key approaches and results in systems engineering and receiver design
If you are an instructor and adopted this book for your course, please email to get access to the instructor files for this book.

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Vibrations and Waves

Vibrations and Waves Lowest new price: $31.99
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Author: George C. King
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This introductory text emphasises physical principles, rather than the mathematics. Each topic begins with a discussion of the physical characteristics of the motion or system. The mathematics is kept as clear as possible, and includes elegant mathematical descriptions where possible. Designed to provide a logical development of the subject, the book is divided into two sections, vibrations followed by waves. A particular feature is the inclusion of many examples, frequently drawn from everyday life, along with more cutting-edge ones. Each chapter includes problems ranging in difficulty from simple to challenging and includes hints for solving problems. Numerous worked examples included throughout the book.

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Higher-Order Techniques in Computational Electromagnetics (Electromagnetics and Radar)

Higher-Order Techniques in Computational Electromagnetics (Electromagnetics and Radar) Lowest new price: $87.38
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Author: Roberto D. Graglia

Improvements in the accuracy, computational cost, and reliability of computational techniques for high-frequency electromagnetics (including antennas, microwave devices and radar scattering applications) can be achieved through the use of 'high-order' techniques. This book outlines these techniques by presenting high-order basis functions, explaining their use, and illustrating their performance. The specific basis functions under consideration were developed by the authors, and include scalar and vector functions for use with equations such as the vector Helmholtz equation and the electric field integral equation.

The book starts by considering the approximation of scalar functions, and explores the error in some of those representations. Singular functions (those that are unbounded) are also considered, since these often arise in practical EM problems. The authors then discuss the approximation of vector functions, and summarize the various classes of vector basis functions that have been used by the professional community. Following this, they present higher-order basis functions for the most common cell shapes used in finite element analysis procedures. Finally, they consider some of the implementation details associated with the use of these functions for integral equation/method of moments formulations and differential equation/finite element method approaches.

This book provides an essential introduction to these techniques for researchers, graduate students and practicing professionals in the discipline of computational electromagnetics.


Phaselock Techniques

Phaselock Techniques Lowest new price: $109.28
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Author: Floyd M. Gardner

A greatly revised and expanded account of phaselock technology

The Third Edition of this landmark book presents new developments in the field of phaselock loops, some of which have never been published until now. Established concepts are reviewed critically and recommendations are offered for improved formulations. The work reflects the author's own research and many years of hands-on experience with phaselock loops.

Reflecting the myriad of phaselock loops that are now found in electronic devices such as televisions, computers, radios, and cell phones, the book offers readers much new material, including:
* Revised and expanded coverage of transfer functions
* Two chapters on phase noise
* Two chapters examining digital phaselock loops
* A chapter on charge-pump phaselock loops
* Expanded discussion of phase detectors and of oscillators
* A chapter on anomalous phaselocking
* A chapter on graphical aids, including Bode plots, root locus plots, and Nichols charts

As in the previous editions, the focus of the book is on underlying principles, which remain valid despite technological advances. Extensive references guide readers to additional information to help them explore particular topics in greater depth.

Phaselock Techniques, Third Edition is intended for practicing engineers, researchers, and graduate students. This critically acclaimed book has been thoroughly updated with new information and expanded for greater depth.

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Introduction to the Theory of Quantized Fields (English and Russian Edition)

Introduction to the Theory of Quantized Fields (English and Russian Edition) Lowest used price: $599.99
Author: N. N. Bogoliubov


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