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Fault Location and Service Restoration for Electrical Distribution Systems

Xinzhou Dong

In-depth and systemic examination of distribution automation with specific focus on fault location and service restoration • Focuses on the detailed and systemic examination of fault location and service restoration in distribution grid • Arms the readers with a complete picture of what fault location and service restoration is from both theoretical and practical perspectives • Presents the authors’ research on fault location and restoration for distribution systems since 1995 • Introduces the first-hand application experience obtained from over 30 DAS (Distribution Automation System) projects in China • Examines the protection approaches of electrical distribution networks automation and on relevant mechanisms associated to electrical supply restoration after (local) blackouts

Rare Metal Technology 2015

Shijie Wang

This collection presents the papers presented in the symposium on extraction of rare metals as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Paper topics include the extraction and processing of elements like antimony, arsenic, calcium, chromium, hafnium, gold, indium, lithium, molybdenum, niobium, rare earth metals, rhenium, scandium, selenium, silver, strontium, tantalum, tellurium, tin, tungsten, vanadium, and zirconium. Rare processing techniques presented include bio leaching, molecular recognition technology, recovery of valuable components of commodity metals such as magnesium from laterite process wastes, titanium from ilmenites, and rare metals from wastes such as phosphors and LCD monitors.

Articulations of Capital. Global Production Networks and Regional Transformations

John Pickles

Articulations of Capital offers an accessible, grounded, yet theoretically-sophisticated account of the geographies of global production networks, value chains, and regional development in post-socialist Eastern and Central Europe. Proposes a new theorization of global value chains as part of a conjunctural economic geography Develops a set of conceptual and theoretical arguments concerning the regional embeddedness of global production Draws on longitudinal empirical research from over 20 years in the Bulgarian and Slovakian apparel industries Makes a major intervention into the debate over the economic geographies of European integration and EU enlargement

Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

Paul Smith

Two major challenges to continued global food security are the ever increasing demand for food products, and the unprecedented abiotic stresses that crops face due to climate change.Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a reservoir of genetic material, with the potential to be used to develop new, improved varieties of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change integrates crop evolution, breeding technologies and biotechnologies, improved practices and sustainable approaches while exploring the role wild relatives could play in increasing agricultural output. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change begins with overviews of the impacts of climate change on growing environments and the challenges that agricultural production face in coming years and decades. Chapters then explore crop evolution and the potential for crop wild relatives to contribute novel genetic resources to the breeding of more resilient and productive crops. Breeding technologies and biotechnological advances that are being used to incorporate key genetic traits of wild relatives into crop varieties are also covered. There is also a valuable discussion on the importance of conserving genetic resources to ensure continued successful crop production. A timely resource, Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change will be an invaluable resource for the crop science community for years to come.

Online Panel Research. A Data Quality Perspective

Jelke Bethlehem

Provides new insights into the accuracy and value of online panels for completing surveys Over the last decade, there has been a major global shift in survey and market research towards data collection, using samples selected from online panels. Yet despite their widespread use, remarkably little is known about the quality of the resulting data. This edited volume is one of the first attempts to carefully examine the quality of the survey data being generated by online samples. It describes some of the best empirically-based research on what has become a very important yet controversial method of collecting data. Online Panel Research presents 19 chapters of previously unpublished work addressing a wide range of topics, including coverage bias, nonresponse, measurement error, adjustment techniques, the relationship between nonresponse and measurement error, impact of smartphone adoption on data collection, Internet rating panels, and operational issues. The datasets used to prepare the analyses reported in the chapters are available on the accompanying website: Covers controversial topics such as professional respondents, speeders, and respondent validation. Addresses cutting-edge topics such as the challenge of smartphone survey completion, software to manage online panels, and Internet and mobile ratings panels. Discusses and provides examples of comparison studies between online panels and other surveys or benchmarks. Describes adjustment techniques to improve sample representativeness. Addresses coverage, nonresponse, attrition, and the relationship between nonresponse and measurement error with examples using data from the United States and Europe. Addresses practical questions such as motivations for joining an online panel and best practices for managing communications with panelists. Presents a meta-analysis of determinants of response quantity. Features contributions from 50 international authors with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise. This book will be an invaluable resource for opinion and market researchers, academic researchers relying on web-based data collection, governmental researchers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, and other research practitioners.

Halliday Physik

David Halliday

Noch mehr moderne Physik, noch bessere Didaktik, noch mehr Beispiele und noch mehr Aufgaben: das bietet der neue «Halliday», der ideale Begleiter furs Physikstudium und zur Prufungsvorbereitung! * deckt den gesamten Stoff der einfuhrenden Experimentalphysik-Vorlesungen fur Hauptfachstudierende ab * mehrere Kapitel zur besseren Verstandlichkeit komplett umgeschrieben, etwa zum Gau?'schen Satz und zum elektrischen Potential * umfangreichere Quantenmechanik-Kapitel behandeln die Schrodinger-Gleichung bis hin zur Reflexion von Materiewellen an Potentialstufen und der Schwarzkorperstrahlung Fur die dritte Auflage wurden die Kapitel uberarbeitet und didaktisch neu strukturiert: * modular organisierte Lerninhalte * Lernziele, Schlusselideen und physikalische Motivation zum Einstieg * Zusammenfassung der Lerninhalte am Kapitelende Unterstutzt das selbststandige Lernen: * rund 300 im Text durchgerechnete Beispiele * 250 Verstandnis-Checks und 650 Fragen mit Antworten und Ergebnissen im Lehrbuch * mehr als 2500 Aufgaben unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgrads mit ausfuhrlichen Losungen im Arbeitsbuch – separat und im Set mit dem Lehrbuch erhaltlich Aus den Rezensionen der Vorauflagen: «Halliday Physik ist ein Klassiker.» Prof. Dr. Hartmut Zabel, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum «Das didaktische Konzept des Halliday ist in seiner Form einzigartig.» Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidemuller, Universitat Heidelberg «Der Stoff ist in uberdurchschnittlich gelungener Weise didaktisch aufbereitet… stellt eine Bereicherung des Literaturspektrums dar…» Prof. Dr. Fedor Mitschke, Universitat Rostock Zusatzmaterial fur Dozenten erhaltlich unter Der Ubersetzungsherausgeber Stephan W. Koch lehrt Physik in Marburg und ist haufig als Gastwissenschaftler an der Universitat von Arizona, Tucson/USA. Er hat in Frankfurt Physik studiert, 1979 promoviert und sich, nach Forschungsaufenthalten bei den IBM Research Labs, 1983 habilitiert. Anschlie?end ging er in die USA, wo er ab 1989 Full Professor an der University of Arizona in Tucson war. 1993 folgte er einem Ruf an die Uni Marburg, blieb aber bis heute Adjunct Professor in Arizona. 1997 erhielt Herr Koch den Leibniz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1999 den Max-Planck-Forschungspreis der Humboldt Stiftung und Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Seit mehreren Jahren ist er als Herausgeber und Berater fur Fachzeitschriften aktiv.

Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation Systems

Daniel Hissel

This book deals with the management and valuation of energy storage in electric power grids, highlighting the interest of storage systems in grid applications and developing management methodologies based on artificial intelligence tools. The authors highlight the importance of storing electrical energy, in the context of sustainable development, in «smart cities» and «smart transportation», and discuss multiple services that storing electrical energy can bring. Methodological tools are provided to build an energy management system storage following a generic approach. These tools are based on causal formalisms, artificial intelligence and explicit optimization techniques and are presented throughout the book in connection with concrete case studies.

Biomedical Devices. Design, Prototyping, and Manufacturing

Elisabetta Ceretti

Biomedical Devices: Design, Prototyping, and Manufacturing features fundamental discussions of all facets of materials processing and manufacturing processes across a wide range of medical devices and artificial tissues. Represents the first compilation of information on the design, prototyping, and manufacture of medical devices into one volume Offers in-depth coverage of medical devices, beginning with an introductory overview through to the design, manufacture, and applications Features examples of a variety of medical applications of devices, including biopsy micro forceps, micro-needle arrays, wrist implants, spinal spacers, and fixtures Provides students, doctors, scientists, and technicians interested in the development and applications of medical devices the ideal reference source

EPD Congress 2016

Cong Wang

EPD Congress is an annual collection of conference proceedings that addresses extraction and processing metallurgy. The papers in this book are drawn from symposia held at the 2016 Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. The 2016 edition includes papers from the following symposia: Materials Processing Fundamentals Advanced Characterization Techniques for Quantifying and Modeling Deformation

Australian Freshwater Ecology. Processes and Management

Jenny Davis

As pressures on Australia’s inland waters intensify from population growth, expanding resource development and climate change, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these special areas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wise management and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes the physical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presents the principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical management and conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects and management of serious environmental problems such as altered water regimes, eutrophication, salinization, acidification and sedimentation of inland waters. Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquatic ecologists whose expertise spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters in Australia sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary and tropical waters, climate change, invasive species and freshwater conservation numerous Australian case-studies and guest ‘text-boxes’ showing management in practice concise descriptions of ecological processes and conceptual models illustrated with original, high- quality diagrams and photographs Readable and logically structured, this text supports undergraduate and postgraduate courses in aquatic ecology and management. It is a valuable reference for consultants, restoration ecologists, water resource managers, science teachers, and other professionals with an interest in the ecology of surface and groundwaters.