Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during September 2018

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ORGANIC COMPUTING - TECHNICAL SYSTEMS FOR SURVIVAL IN THE REAL WORLD
MULLER-SCHLOER, CHRISTIAN. TOMFORDE, SVEN
[S.l.] : BIRKHAUSER, 2018
1 Self-organised order: Examples -- 2 Problem statement -- 3 Systems -- 4 Quantitative OC -- 5 Building OC Systems -- 6 Design Time to Runtime -- 7 Basic Methods -- 8 Applications -- 9 Related Approaches. -- 10 Outline -- 11 Glossary.

This book is a comprehensive introduction into Organic Computing (OC), a technology for self-organising, self-adaptive, autonomous systems. OC has been conceived about 15 years ago. In the mean time many aspects of OC have been investigated in much detail. A DFG Priority Program and a DFG Research Unit have developed basic OC concepts and have shown their utility in practical applications. This book systematically presents the current state-of-the-art in OC. It starts with motivating examples of self-organising, self-adaptive and emergent systems, derives their common characteristics and explains the fundamental ideas for a formal characterisation of such systems. Special emphasis is given to a quantitative treatment of concepts like self-organisation, emergence, autonomy, robustness, and adaptivity. The book shows practical examples of architectures for OC systems and their applications in traffic control, grid computing, sensor networks, robotics, and smart camera systems. The extension of single OC systems into collective systems consisting of social agents based on concepts like trust and reputation is explained. OC makes heavy use of learning and optimisation technologies; a compact overview of these technologies and related approaches to self-organising systems is provided.
Feldberg Q295 .M85 2017

Human factors and ergonomics design handbook
Barry Tillman, David J. Fitts, Wesley E. Woodson, Rhonda Rose-Sundholm, Peggy Tillman
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2016]
Part 1. Systems. Chapter 1. Systems introduction ; Chapter 2. Architectural systems ; Chapter 3. Transpiration systems ; Chapter 4. Military and government systems ; Chapter 5. Space systems ; Chapter 6. Industrial systems ; Chapter 7. Agricultural systems ; Chapter 8. Communications systems ; Chapter 9. Consumer product systems -- Part 2. Subsystems design. Chapter 10. Subsystems introduction ; Chapter 11. Architectural entryways ; Chapter 12. Doors, hatches, and equipment ; Chapter 13. Windows ; Chapter 14. Parking ; Chapter 15. Walkways, hallways, and catwalks ; Chapter 16. Ramps, stairs, and ladders ; Chapter 17. Elevators, escalators, and moving walkways ; Chapter 18. Bathrooms, restrooms, and locker rooms ; Chapter 19. Bedrooms and berthing subsystems ; Chapter 20. Kitchens and galleys ; Chapter 21. Dining and food service ; Chapter 22. Offices ; Chapter 23. Auditoriums and threatres ; Chapter 24. Spectator requirements for sports facilities ; Chapter 25. Special workplaces ; Chapter 26. Lighting ; Chapter 27. Guidelines for sound systems -- Part 3. Component and product design. Chapter 28. Visual displays ; Chapter 29. Auditory displays ; Chapter 30. Controls ; Chapter 31. Fasteners ; Chapter 32. Tools ; Chapter 33. Furniture and appliances -- Part 4. Human factors data. Chapter 34. The body ; Chapter 35. Human strength ; Chapter 36. Equilibrium ; Chapter 37. Reaction time ; Chapter 38. Control response ; Chapter 39. Work output and cost ; Chapter 40. Thermal response ; Chapter 41. Visual response ; Chapter 42. Auditory response ; Chapter 43. Tactile response ; Chapter 44. Acceleration response ; Chapter 45. Vibration response ; Chapter 46. Atmospheric factors ; Chapter 47. Radiation ; Chapter 48. Effect of electrical current on the human body ; Chapter 49. Skin reaction to chemical substances ; Chapter 50. Information processing ; Chapter 51. Behavioral expectancy ; Chapter 52. Human fatigue -- Part 5. Human factors engineering methods. Chapter 53. Human factors engineering methods overview ; Chapter 54. Planning for human factors input ; Chapter 55. Concept development ; Chapter 56. System design ; Chapter 57. System evaluation ; Chapter 58. Human factors in system operations.
Feldberg TA166 .W57 2016

Overcharged : why Americans pay too much for health care
Silver, Charles, 1957- author
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2018]
Part 1. Misdiagnosis : the problems Obamacare should have fixed. Patent nonsense ; No limits ; Vial misdeeds ; Don't go breaking my heart ; Money matters ; Integrity ; Providers and politicians ; Payment-induced epidemics ; Out of network, out of luck ; Making a killing on the terminally ill ; My doctor, my drug dealer ; Whac-a-mole ; Bad business ; An offer you can't refuse -- part 2. Mistreatment : why Obamacare failed and what will succeed. Health care is expensive because it's insured ; Blind alleys and lost causes ; The retail sector will save us, if we let it ; Bargains galore in Bangalore ; Prizes, not patents ; Playing whac-a-mole to win ; Catastrophic coverage is good coverage ; Morality and health care.
Feldberg RA410.53 .S585 2018

Handbook of materials failure analysis : with case studies from the construction industries
Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf, Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
Oxford, United Kingdom : Butterworth-Heinemann, an imprint of Elsevier, [2018]
Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Construction Industry provides a thorough understanding of the reasons materials fail in certain situations, covering important scenarios including material defects, mechanical failure due to various causes, and improper material selection and/or corrosive environment. The book begins with a general overview of materials failure analysis and its importance, and then logically proceeds from a discussion of the failure analysis process, types of failure analysis, and specific tools and techniques, to chapters on analysis of materials failure from various causes. Failure can occur for several reasons, including: materials defects-related failure, materials design-related failure, or corrosion-related failures. The suitability of the materials to work in a definite environment is an important issue. The results of these failures can be catastrophic in the worst case scenarios, causing loss of life. This important reference covers the most common types of materials failure, and provides possible solutions.
Feldberg TA409 .H36 2018

Classical electrodynamics
Jackson, John David, 1925-2016
New York : Wiley, [1998]
Feldberg QC631 .J3 1998

Space flight dynamics
Kluever, Craig A. author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018
Historical overview -- Two-body orbital mechanics -- Orbit determination -- Time of flight -- Non-Keplerian motion -- Rocket performance -- Impulsive orbital maneuvers -- Relative motion and orbital rendezvous -- Low-thrust transfers -- Interplanetary trajectories -- Atmospheric entry -- Attitude dynamics -- Attitude control.
Feldberg TL1050 .K555 2018

Case in point : complete case interview preparation
Cosentino, Marc
Santa Barbara, CA : Burgee Press, 2013
Introduction -- The interview -- Case questions -- The Ivy case system -- Additional tools and frameworks -- Practice cases -- Final analysis -- Partner case charts.

"Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you a system that will help you answer today's most sophisticated case questions"--Page 4 of cover.
Feldberg HD69.C6 C675 2013

Living machines : a handbook of research in biomimetic and biohybrid systems
edited by Tony J. Prescott, Nathan Lepora, Paul F.M.J Verschure ; assistant editor: Michael Szollosy
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Contemporary research in the field of robotics attempts to harness the versatility and sustainability of living organisms with the hope of rendering a renewable, adaptable, and robust class of technology that can facilitate self-repairing, social, and moral-even conscious-machines. This landmark volume surveys this flourishing area of research.
Feldberg TJ211 .L488 2018

Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and use
Henderson, Peter A. author
Boston, MA, USA : CABI, [2018]
Our need for electricity and the main energy sources available -- Hydroelectric generation -- Tidal generation -- Wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion -- Steam turbines and their cooling systems -- Nuclear generation -- Coal and oil-fired power plant -- Gas-fired power plant -- Wind turbines and the effects of offshore piling -- Solar power -- Fuel cells and flow batteries -- Batteries -- Biofuels and waste powered generation -- Small scale and mobile electric generators -- Ecological issues relating to transmission lines -- Geothermal -- What is our best approach to minimise environmental damage while generating electricity cost-effectively?

This book reviews the past, present and future generation and use of electricity. While noting the importance of electricity to the well-being of people, it argues that all means of electricity generation have adverse ecological consequences. The ecological effects of all the main forms of electricity generation, storage and transmission are reviewed in 14 chapters. The chapters briefly cover the engineering and physics of each method of electricity generation followed by a description of the different ways in which the technology interacts with the natural world. Finally, sections consider the importance of these impacts and how they can be mitigated or avoided. A final chapter summarizes the issues and emphasizes that the only way to truly minimize the impacts of electricity generation is to reduce our consumption and transmission. Future efforts should continue to focus on increasing the efficiency of light production, refrigeration, electrical appliances and batteries.
Feldberg TD195.E4 H48 2018

Modern engineering mathematics
Siddiqi, A. H., author
Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Feldberg TA332.5 .S53 2018

Operations research : a practical approach
Carter, Michael W., author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Introduction to operations research -- Linear programming -- Network analysis -- Integer programming -- Nonlinear optimization -- Markov processes -- Queueing models -- Simulation -- Decision analysis -- Heuristic and metaheuristic techniques for optimization.
Feldberg T57.6 .C367 2018

Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences
Çengel, Yunus A., author
New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
Basic concepts of thermodynamics -- Energy, energy transfer & general energy analysis -- Properties of pure substances -- Energy analysis of closed systems -- Mass & energy analysis of control volumes -- The second law of thermodynamics -- Entropy -- Power and refrigeration cycles -- Introduction to fluid mechanics -- Fluid statics -- Bernoulli and energy equations -- Momentum analysis of flow structures -- Internal flow -- External flow: drag and lift -- Mechanisms of heat transfer -- Steady heat conduction -- Transient heat conduction -- Forced convection -- Natural convection -- Radiation heat transfer -- Heat exchanges.
Feldberg TJ265 .C42 2017

Investment banking : valuation, leveraged buyouts, and mergers & acquisitions
Rosenbaum, Joshua, 1971-
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2013]
Comparable companies analysis -- Precedent transactions analysis -- Discounted cash flow analysis -- Leveraged buyouts -- LBO analysis -- Self-side M & A -- Buy-side M & A -- M & A sale process.

"Investment banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Second edition. is a highly accessible and authoritative book that focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street: comparable companies analysis, precedent transactions, DCF [discounted cash flow] and LBO [leveraged buyout] analysis, as well as M & A analysis ... fundamentals as well as practical judgment skills ..., also a highly technical chapter on buy-side M & A analysis."--
Feldberg HG4534 .R67 2013

Thorium : energy, cheaper than coal
Hargraves, Robert
Hanover, NH : R. Hargraves, ©2012
Energy and civilization -- An unsustainable world -- Energy sources -- Liquid fluoride thorium reactor -- Safety -- A sustainable world -- Energy policy.
Feldberg TK9360 .H37 2012

The blockchain alternative : rethinking macroeconomic policy and economic theory
Bheemaiah, Kariappa, author
[New York, NY] : Apress, [2017]
Introduction -- Debt-based economy : the intricate dance of money and debt -- Fragmentation of finance -- Innovating capitalism -- Complexity economics : a new way to witness capitalism.

This book explains how finance and economics work today, and how the convergence of various technologies related to the financial sector can help us find solutions to problems, such as excessive debt creation, banks getting too big to fail, and shadow banking. It offers sensible corrections to outdated and incorrect dogmas, such as the efficient markets hypothesis and rational expectations theory. You'll also be introduced to universal basic income, the consequences of going cashless, why complexity economics needs to be understood and what kinds of tools and theories you'll need to redefine the existing definition of capitalism.
Feldberg HG4026 .B522 2017