SURFACES. Edition en anglais

Author: Gary Attard,Colin Barnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198556862

Category: Science

Page: 92

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This primer provides an introduction to the subject of surfaces at the level of undergraduates and first year postgraduates. There are four chapters, the first concerns basic thermodynamic material used to understand the properties of surfaces including; surface tension, Gibbs adsorption, surface pressure and surface phase equilibria, surfactants and micelles, wetting, detergency, and contact angle. The second chapter concentrates on gas adsorbtion at solid surfaces and covers topics including adsorbtion, Langmuir isotherms, heats of adsorbtion, BET isotherms, physisorbtion, chemisorbtion, precursor adsorbtion kinetics, well-defined surfaces, UHV, surface sensitivity and selectivity, surface diffusion and electrons interacting with matter. Chapter three then outlines the physico- chemical principles of XPS, AES, LEED, STM, AFM, work function measurements, UPS, TPD, molecular beams, HREELS and PAIRS and the types of fundamental surface information each of these techniques provides. The final chapter contains a series of worked examples and problems, bringing together the various strands developed in Chapters 1-3 in order to elucidate surface phenomena. The book is unique in its mix of 'Classical' and 'Modern' surface science and should be relevant to physicists, chemists and material scientists.

NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY. 2nd edition, Edition en anglais

Author: C. N. R. Rao,J. Gopalakrishnan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499071

Category: Science

Page: 549

View: 7809

In the new edition of this widely praised textbook the authors have brought the work completely up to date by the addition of new material on numerous topics, and all of the chapters have been revised. In recent years, solid state chemistry has become a vital component of mainstream chemistry and materials science. Students, teachers and researchers need to understand the chemistry of solids because of the crucial role this plays in determining the properties of materials. An understanding of solid state chemistry is also essential in materials design, and chemists continue to discover many fascinating relationships between the structure and properties of solids. This text requires only an understanding of basic physics, chemistry and crystallography, and contains the most recent examples, case studies and references. It will be a valuable reference for advanced students and researchers studying solid state chemistry and materials science.

INSIDE DIRECTX. Avec CD-ROM, Edition en anglais

Author: Bradley Bargen,Peter Donnelly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computers

Page: 545

View: 6913

Take command of DirectX programming features with direct-from-the-source guidance. Written and thoroughly reviewed by members of the DirectX team, this title contains a wealth of previously unpublished information. The CD-ROM contains source code examples and the DirectX Software Development Kit (SDK).


Author: Peter J. Amic

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133261585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

View: 5353

Designed to help company managers build faster and more productive CNC departments, this state-of-the-art guide outlines the main problems when dealing with computer numerical control equipment, and examines organizational concepts and strategies that can be used to achieve maximum efficiency in the CNC department. Written by an educator with extensive hands-on CNC programming and manufacturing engineering experience, it offers the most advanced programming techniques available in any book of its kind. Organizes material in a very logical progression, with each chapter building on the previous one for easy comprehension. Provides a well-rounded treatment of CNC programming by offering a sound balance between basic and more advanced topics, with thorough coverage of programming fundamentals, machine set up, manual tool radius compensation, automatic tool radius compensation, advanced programming, concept of macro programming, using computers in CNC programming, and efficiency in the CNC department. Many practical programming examples help users learn important mathematical concepts and build competitive skills necessary for programming and operating today's CNC equipment. For plant managers, production managers, and machine shop managers

TRILOBITES. 2nd edition, édition en anglais

Author: Riccardo Levi-Setti

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226474526

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 9105

Long before dinosaurs roamed the earth, there were trilobites—one of the most striking animals to populate prehistoric seas and whose fossils are favorites among collectors today. From the giant trilobites of Newfoundland to fascinating new specimens from Morocco, Levi-Setti's magnificent book brings these "butterflies of the sea" to life for everyone curious about our remote past This second edition features coverage of a greater variety of trilobites, an improved photographic atlas reorganized to present their evolutionary progression, and over 200 photographs.

SOFTIMAGE 3D. Design guide, édition en anglais, avec un CD

Author: Barry Ruff

Publisher: Coriolis Group

ISBN: 9781576101476

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 3639

"Softimage Design Guide" teaches the 3D savvy reader the necessary skills to create commercial-quality animations and 3D models with Softimage. The authors have also included a special insider look at some of Softimage's coolest, most powerful, and least-known tools. The CD-ROM features sample scenes and objects, 14 custom projects, and dozens of sample textures and pre-rendered animations.

CHEMICAL SENSORS. Edition en anglais

Author: Robert W. Cattrall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 74

View: 9151

Increasing concern about pollution, our health, and our safety has increased our tendency to monitor all aspects of our environment. In the future portable sensing systems will be available to monitor almost everything of interest to us. The heart of these sensing systems will be chemical sensors - devices which detect and measure very small amounts of chemicals. Assuming no prior knowledge of chemistry, this book explains in a clear and concise manner how these devices work.


Edition en anglais

Author: Franz Brandenburg,Symposium on Graph Drawing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540607236

Category: Computers

Page: 526

View: 3020

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the international Symposium on Graph Drawing, GD '95, held in Passau, Germany, in September 1995. The 40 full papers and 12 system demonstrations were selected from a total of 88 submissions and include, in their revised versions presented here, the improvements suggested during the meeting. This book also contains a report on the graph-drawing contest held in conjunction with GD '95. Graph drawing is concerned with the problem of visualizing structural information, particularly by constructing geometric representations of abstract graphs and networks. The importance of this area for industrial applications is testified by the large number of people with industrial affiliations, submitting papers and participating in the meeting.

STRESSES IN PLATES ANS SHELLS. 2nd edition, Edition en anglais

Author: A. C. Ugural

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 502

View: 9797

Due to its easy writing style, this is the most accessible book on the market. It provides comprehensive coverage of both plates and shells and a unique blend of modern analytical and computer-oriented numerical methods in presenting stress analysis in a realistic setting. Distinguished by its broad range of exceptional visual interpretations of the solutions, applications, and means by which loads are carried in beams, plates and shells. Combining the modern-numerical, mechanics of materials, and theory of elasticity methods of analysis, it provides an in-depth and complete coverage of the subject, not explored by other texts. Its flexible organization allows instructors to more easily pick and choose topics they want to cover, depending on their course needs. Students are exposed to both the theory and the latest applications to various structural elements. Two new chapters on the fundamentals provide a stronger foundation for understanding the material. An increased emphasis on computer tools, and updated problems, examples, and references, expose students to the latest information in the field.

QUASICRYSTALS. A Primer, 2nd edition, édition en anglais

Author: Christian Janot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198565512

Category: Science

Page: 409

View: 316

In 1984 physicists discovered a monster in the world of crystallography, a structure that appeared to contain five-fold symmetry axes, which cannot exist in strictly periodic structures. Such quasi-periodic structures became known as quasicrystals. A previously formulated theory in terms of higher dimensional space groups was applied to them and new alloy phases were prepared which exhibited the properties expected from this model more closely. Thus many of the early controversies weredissolved. This primer is intended to provide a descriptive approach to the subject for those coming to it for the first time. The various practical, experimental, and theoretical topics are dealt with in an accessible style. The book is completed by problem sets and there is a computer program that generates a Penrose lattice. Following the success of the first and second editions the opportunity has been taken to reprint the second edition in paperback at a more modest price.

On the Origin of Species (English French Edition illustrated)

L’Origine des espèces (Anglais Français édition illustré)

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372364


Page: N.A

View: 8460

Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation...Darwin a vu de son vivant la théorie de l'évolution acceptée par la communauté scientifique et le grand public, alors que sa théorie sur la sélection naturelle a dû attendre les années 1930 pour être généralement considérée comme l'explication essentielle du processus d'évolution. Au XXIe siècle, elle constitue en effet la base de la théorie moderne de l'évolution. Sous une forme modifiée, la découverte scientifique de Darwin reste le fondement de la biologie, car elle explique de façon logique et unifiée la diversité de la vie.


Author: Geert-Jan Boons

Publisher: Blackie Academic & Professional


Category: Medical

Page: 508

View: 6470

The chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates have become key research areas throughout the world. Responding to the enormous interest expressed in these fields, this new book has brought together a range of contributors, each working at the forefront of carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry to provide concise authoritative and timely review of these exciting areas. Aimed at chemists, biochemists and biologists, the reader will find this book an invaluable introduction to and review of the most important developments in carbohydrate chemistry. As a distinct chemical group, the carbohydrates comprising mono-, oligo-, and polysaccharides and their derivatives are the most abundant group of natural products. From simple monosaccharides produced in photosynthesis to polysaccharides built in complex biochemical reactions, carbohydrates are produced in huge quantities by plant and animal life. Apart from dietary and structural uses in plants and animals, it is now well established that carbohydrates play a number of key roles in living systems. From cell-cell recognition to hormonal activities, carbohydrates are implicated in a wide range of cellular processes. This new understanding has forced the study of carbohydrates to the forefront of modern chemical research. For example, the nature of the role of carbohydrates in living systems offers the potential to provide important lead compounds in the development of new bioactive molecules. Similarly, the relative abundance of carbohydrates is prompting research aimed at utilizing simple monosaccharides as starting materials for a range of high value chemical product, offering a renewable alternative to current starting materials.

S, M, L, XL. Edition en anglais

Author: Jennifer Sigler,Hans Werlemann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 1344

View: 3926

Essays, projekter, dagbøger, rejseberetninger og eventyrfortællinger fra tyve års virksomhed i Office for Metropolitan Architecture, ordnet som en encyklopædi


Author: Michael Bowker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198559580

Category: Science

Page: 90

View: 840

This series of short texts provides accessible accounts of a range of essential topics in chemistry and chemical engineering. Written with the needs of the student in mind, the Oxford Chemistry Primers offer just the right level of detail for undergraduate study, and will be invaluable as a source of material commonly presented in lecture courses yet not adequately covered in existing texts. All the basic principles and facts in a particular area are presented in a clear and straightforward style, to produce concise yet comprehensive accounts of topics covered in both core and specialist courses. Catalysis is one of the most important technologies in our modern world. We depend on it to, produce materials, such as plastics, from oil; we depend on it to produce fuel to power cars and to remove the pollutants emitted from car engines; we even depend on it for the functioning and growth of our bodies. This book concentrates on the most important type of catalysis for industry, namely heterogeneous catalysis. The book is divided into three sections, dealing with the fundamentals of adsorption and reaction at surfaces, the nature of heterogeneous catalysts and their synthesis, and the applications of this technology in the modern world. The Basis and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis will be useful for teachers, undergraduates, and as an introductory book for graduates specializing in catalysis and surface science.