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    Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics | 2003-06-27 | ISBN: 007141200X | Pages: 299 | PDF | 3.95 MB

    This title covers virtually everything related to mobile robots - destined to become the definitive work on robot mechanisms. It discusses the manipulators, grippers, and mechanical sensors used in mobile robotics, and includes never before compiled material on high-mobility suspension and drivetrains. Motor control section is written for those who don't have an advanced electrical understanding. It is a must read for anyone interested in the field of high-mobility vehicles.
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    Practical Guide to RF-MEMS
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH | 2013 | ISBN: 3527335641 | Pages: 372 | PDF | 10.43 MB

    Closes the gap between hardcore–theoretical and purely experimental RF–MEMS books. The book covers, from a practical viewpoint, the most critical steps that have to be taken in order to develop novel RF–MEMS device concepts. Prototypical RF–MEMS devices, both including lumped components and complex networks, are presented at the beginning of the book as reference examples, and these are then discussed from different perspectives with regard to design, simulation, packaging, testing, and post–fabrication modeling. Theoretical concepts are introduced when necessary to complement the practical hints given for all RF–MEMS development stages.
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    The People's City: African Life in Twentieth-Century Durban
    Publisher: Univ of Natal Pr | 1996-06 | ISBN: 0869809342 | Pages: 348 | PDF | 26.41 MB

    This is a collection of essays on African life in 20th-century Durban. It brings alive a vibrant city culture of crowds and violence, militant women, beer brewing, ricksha-pulling, shebeens and popular music and dance. Histories of Lamontville, Inanda and Clermont complement studies of workers, trade union organisation and political resistance. This is an engrossing picture of the city, which evolved the 'Durban system' of control and exploitation, prototype for the rest of South Africa. And it shows why such a system could not endure.
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    Qumran Hebrew: An Overview of Orthography, Phonology, and Morphology
    Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature | 2014-03-03 | ISBN: 1589839315 | Pages: 328 | PDF | 4.51 MB

    A unique study of the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    In Qumran Hebrew, Reymond examines the orthography, phonology, and morphology of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Short sections treat specific linguistic phenomena and present a synopsis and critique of previous research. Reymond's approach emphasizes problems posed by scribal errors and argues that guttural letters had not all weakened but instead were weak in specific linguistic environments, texts, or dialects. Reymond illustrates that certain phonetic shifts (such as the shift of yodh to aleph and the opposite shift of aleph to yodh) occur in discernible linguistic contexts that suggest this was a real phonetic phenomenon.
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    Views and Beliefs in Mathematics Education
    Publisher: Springer Spektrum | 2015-05-06 | ISBN: 3658096136 | Pages: 242 | PDF | 9.03 MB

    International mathematics education researchers give a differentiated overview of views and beliefs of both teachers and students. Beliefs about how to teach mathematics have a high impact on the instructional practice of teachers. In the same way, views and beliefs about mathematics are an essential factor to explain achievement and performance of students. The 19th MAVI conference added a variety of research perspectives to the international discussions of mathematics related beliefs. The authors of this volume have compiled a rich selection of research results, which may further enhance the discussion of MAVI topics in the future.
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    Statistical Physics of Fracture, Beakdown, and Earthquake: Effects of Disorder and Heterogeneity
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH | 2015 | ISBN: 3527412190 | Pages: 3.44 | PDF | 8.52 MB

    In this book, the authors bring together basic ideas from fracture mechanics and statistical physics, classical theories, simulation and experimental results to make the statistical physics aspects of fracture more accessible.
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    Fractional Partial Differential Equations and Their Numerical Solutions
    Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co | 2015 | ISBN: 9814667048 | Pages: 348 | PDF | 2.4 MB

    This book aims to introduce some new trends and results on the study of the fractional differential equations, and to provide a good understanding of this field to beginners who are interested in this field, which is the authors' beautiful hope. This book describes theoretical and numerical aspects of the fractional partial differential equations, including the authors' researches in this field, such as the fractional Nonlinear Schrödinger equations, fractional Landau Lifshitz equations and fractional Ginzburg Landau equations. It also covers enough fundamental knowledge on the fractional derivatives and fractional integrals, and enough background of the fractional PDEs.
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    Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics (Liquid Crystals Book Series)
    Publisher: CRC Press | 1997-03-19 | ISBN: 0748406433 | Pages: 324 | PDF | 7.90 MB

    This text relies on only introductory level physics and chemistry as the foundation for understanding liquid crystal science. Liquid crystals combine the material properties of solids with the flow properties of fluids. As such they have provided the foundation for a revolution in low- power, flat-panel display technology LCDs. In this book, the essential elements of liquid crystal science are introduced and explained from the perspectives of both the chemist and the physicist. The text begins with an historical account of the discovery of liquid crystals and continues with a description of how different phases are generated and how different molecular architectures affect liquid crystalline properties. The rest of the book is concerned with understanding and explaining the properties of the various types of liquid crystals, and in the final part of the book, the technology of LCDs is discussed and illustrated.
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    State and Market in the Chinese Economy: Essays on Controversial Issues (Studies on the Chinese Economy)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | 1993-04-27 | ISBN: 0333552385 | Pages: 350 | PDF | 19.92 MB

    This text provides a unique examination of the relationship between the state and market in China's economic development over several centuries. Its analysis is situated in the wider context of debates about technical progress in the pre-modern world, about the impact of Western imperialism, about the role of the state in the economic development of poor countries and in the transition of former communist countries from Stalinist systems of political economy. Peter Nolan is the co-author of "Re-thinking Social Economics" and author of "The Political Economy of Collective Farms".
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    Postcultural Theory: Critical Theory After the Marxist Paradigm
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | 1993-04-20 | ISBN: 0333539494 | Pages: 240 | PDF | 12.75 MB

    The world of literary theory and criticism is once again at a crossroads. While much of the academy has been absorbing and institutionalizing that unstable mixture of poststructuralism, deconstruction, political critique and materialist historicism which is known as cultural theory, some people have been working up alternative theories. This book is about some of these less familiar postcultural theories, and about the ways in which they challenge current thinking and open other, positive and constructive, possibilities for thought and research in the Nineties.
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    Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History
    Publisher: Oxford University Press | 2015-08-25 | ISBN: 0199695822 | Pages: 496 | PDF | 7.05 MB

    Molecular bean epitaxy (MBE) is a well recognised and highly respected source of high quality semiconductor films. After forty years of development it is now widely used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, including transistors used in pratically every aspect of modern life.
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    Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling (Methods in Signal Transduction Series)
    Publisher: CRC Press | 2015-06-02 | ISBN: 1482235560 | Pages: 288 | PDF | 6.78 MB

    Showcasing the recent progresses of the field, Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling covers the major tools and methodologies used in various areas of research. The majority of the chapters are protocol oriented, with the goal of providing clear directions for laboratory use. Students and investigators new to the field will find this book particularly informative, as will scientists already actively researching nucleotide signaling.
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    Victims Still: The Political Manipulation of Crime Victims
    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc | 1993-04-19 | ISBN: 0803950527 | Pages: 177 | PDF | 8.14 MB

    The 1980s saw official crime policy in the United States shifting its focus from crime and criminals to victimization and victims. In this thought-provoking book, Robert Elias evaluates the effectiveness of this shift in policy and argues that victims have been politically manipulated for official objectives.
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    Reinventing Juvenile Justice
    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc | 1993-05-05 | ISBN: 080394828X | Pages: 224 | PDF | 13.60 MB

    A painful view of the current state of juvenile justice in the United States is presented in this volume which asks whether the 'children's court' has outlived its usefulness. As pressure builds to handle more children in adult courts and to consign them to adult prisons, the authors explore alternatives to the custodial treatment of juveniles and suggest how the juvenile justice system can, and should, be reformed.
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    The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln
    Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press | 1993-03-31 | ISBN: 0809318954 | Pages: 224 | PDF | 44.17 MB

    In 1875 Robert Todd Lincoln caused his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, to be committed to an insane asylum. Based on newly discovered manuscript materials, this book seeks to explain how and why.
    Speculating on the reasons for her mental condition, the authors note that Mrs. Lincoln suffered an extraordinary amount of tragedy in a relatively few years. Three of her four sons died very young, and Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After the death of her son Willie she maintained a darkly rigorous mourning for nearly three years, prompting the president to warn her that excessive woe might force him to send her to "that large white house on the hill yonder," the government hospital for the insane.
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