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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Algorithms in C++, Parts 1-4: Fundamentals, Data Structure, Sorting, Searching (3rd Edition) - Robert Sedgewick

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Robert Sedgewick has thoroughly rewritten and substantially expanded andupdated his popular work to provide current and comprehensive coverage ofimportant algorithms and data structures. Christopher Van Wyk and Sedgewickhave developed new C++ implementations that both express the methods in aconcise and direct manner, and also provide programmers with the practicalmeans to test them on real applications. Many new algorithms are presented, and the explanations of each algorithmare much more detailed than in previous editions. A new text design anddetailed, innovative figures, with accompanying commentary, greatly enhancethe presentation. The third edition retains the successful blend of theory andpractice that has made Sedgewick's work an invaluable resource for more than250,000 programmers! This particular book, Parts 1-4, represents the essential first half of Sedgewick'scomplete work. It provides extensive coverage of fundamental data structuresand algorithms for sorting, searching, and related applications. Although thesubstance of the book applies to programming in any language, theimplementations by Van Wyk and Sedgewick also exploit the natural matchbetween C++ classes and ADT implementations. Highlights 
Expanded coverage of arrays, linked lists, strings, trees, and other basic
data structures Greater emphasis on abstract data types (ADTs), modular programming, object-oriented programming, and C++ classes than in previous editions

Over 100 algorithms for sorting, selection, priority queue ADT implementations, and symbol table ADT (searching) implementations.
New implementations of binomial queues, multiway radix sorting, randomized BSTs, splay trees, skip lists, multiway tries, B trees, extendible hashing, and much more Increased quantitative information about the algorithms, giving you a basis for comparing them Over 1000 new exercises to help you learn the properties of algorithms Whether you are learning the algorithms for the first time or wish to have up-to-date reference material that incorporates new programming styles with classic and new algorithms, you will find a wealth of useful information in this book.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance and Testing, Second Edition (Power Engineering)

Containing references, equations, and photographs including numerous tables and test connection diagrams, this valuable resource is useful for:
electrical and electronics
power and energy engineers and technicians
maintenance and operational personnel at electrical facilities
plant managers and electrical utility personnel
technical personnel from electrical consulting and construction firms, manufacturing companies, electrical trade associations, and electrical testing companiesand graduate-level students in these disciplines.Table of ContentsThe second edition of a bestseller, this definitive text covers all aspects of testing and maintenance of the equipment found in electrical power systems serving industrial, commercial, utility substations, and generating plants. It addresses practical aspects of routing testing and maintenance and presents both the methodologies and engineering basics needed to carry out these tasks. It is an essential reference for engineers and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance, and testing of power system equipment. Comprehensive coverage includes dielectric theory, dissolved gas analysis, cable fault locating, ground resistance measurements, and power factor, dissipation factor, DC, breaker, and relay testing methods. 

Maintenance Strategies, Dielectric Theory, Insulating Materials, Failure Modes, and Maintenance Impact on Arc-Flash Hazards
Why Maintain and Test 
Overview of Electrical Maintenance and Testing Strategies 
Planning an EPM Program  
Overview of Testing and Test Methods 
Review of Dielectric Theory and Practice  
Insulating Materials for Electrical Power Equipment 
Causes of Insulation Degradation and Failure Modes of Electrical Equipment
Maintenance of Protective Devices and their Impact on Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis 

Direct-Current Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment
DC Voltage Testing of Insulation 
DC Testing Methods  
Cables and Accessories  
Electrical Switchgear and Circuit Breakers  
Motors and Generators  
Lightning Arresters  
Evaluation of Test Data Readings  
Precautions when Making DC Tests  

Power Factor and Dissipation Factor Testing Methods
PF and DF Test Methods  
Description of the PF Test Equipment  
Basic Test Connections (Test Modes) for PF Testing  
Safety Cautions with PF Testing  
PF Testing of Electrical Apparatus Insulation  
Evaluation and Grading of PF and DF Test Results 

Insulating Oils, Fluids, and Gases
Insulating Oil  
Less Flammable Insulating Fluids 
Insulating Liquid Sampling Procedures  
Maintenance and Reconditioning of Insulating Oil and Fluids  
Insulating Gases 

Transformer Categories and Type 
Application and Use  
Transformer Fundamentals 
Transformer Polarity, Terminal Markings, and Connections 
Transformer Characteristics 
Preventive Maintenance of Transformers  
Transformer Testing  
Online Condition Monitoring of Transformers
Online Monitoring of Bushings and Lightning Arrestors 

Cables and Accessories
Cable Construction and Classification  
Cable Characteristics 
Electrical Constants 
Cable Ratings 
Cable Selection and Application  
Installation of Cables  
Maintenance of Cables  
Cable Failures and Their Analysis  
Field Testing of Medium-Voltage Cables  
Latest Trends in Cable Condition Monitoring and Aging Assessment 
Cable Fault Locating Methods 

Medium-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers
Medium-Voltage Switchgear  
Electrical Switchgear Maintenance and Care  
Electrical Switchgear Testing  
Control Power for Switchgear 
DC (Battery) Control Power Equipment  
AC Control Power Equipment  
Maintenance and Care of Batteries for
Switchgear Applications  

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers
Low-Voltage Switchgear 
Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers 
Overcurrent Protective Devices 
Disconnect Switches 
Selection and Application of Low-Voltage Equipment 
Low-Voltage Switchgear Maintenance and Care 
Maintenance and Testing of Low-Voltage Protective Devices 
Uninterruptible Power Supply Commissioning and Testing 
Infrared Inspection of Electrical Equipment  

Testing and Commissioning of Protective Relays and Instrument Transformers
Instrument Transformers  
Protective Relays 
Relay Application and Principles 
Types of Relay Tests  
Testing and Maintenance of Electromechanical Protective Relays 
Testing and Commissioning of Static and Digital Relays 
Event Reporting

Motors and Generators
NEMA Classifi cation of Motors and Generators 
Applications of Motors and Generators 
AC Motors 
AC Generators  
DC Motors 
DC Generators 
Motor and Generator Insulation Systems 
Motor and Generator Maintenance  
Predictive Maintenance Guide on Motors and Variable Frequency Drives 
Testing of Motors and Generators  
Other Insulation Test Methods 
Vibration Analysis 

Electrical Power System Grounding and Ground Resistance Measurements
Selection of Grounding Method 
Selection of Grounding System  
Understanding Ground Resistance  
Ground Resistance Values  
Ground Resistance Measurements 
Ground Grid Integrity Measurements 

Power Quality, Harmonics, and Predictive Maintenance
PQ Concept and Fundamentals  
Origins of PQ Problems and Harmonics 
Characteristics of Typical Linear and Nonlinear Loads 
Effects of Harmonic on Power System Equipment and Loads 
Predictive Maintenance and PQ Measurements 
PQ Solution and Power Treatment Devices 

Electrical Safety, Arc-Flash Hazard, Switching Practices, and Precautions
Industry Standards and Regulatory Requirements for Safety 
Arc-Flash Hazard and Regulatory Requirements 
Electrical Safety Practices and Precautions 
Electrical Switching Practices and Precautions 
Electrical Fire Emergencies  
Effects of Electrical Shock 
First Aid 

Appendix A 
Appendix B  


Automotive Engines: Control, Estimation, Statistical Detection

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Increasing demands on the output performance, exhaust emissions, and fuel consumption necessitate the development of a new generation of automotive engine functionality. This monograph is written by a long year developmental automotive engineer and offers a wide coverage of automotive engine control and estimation problems and its solutions. It addresses idle speed control, cylinder flow estimation, engine torque and friction estimation, engine misfire and CAM profile switching diagnostics, as well as engine knock detection. The book provides a wide and well structured collection of tools and new techniques useful for automotive engine control and estimation problems such as input estimation, composite adaptation, threshold detection adaptation, real-time algorithms, as well as the very important statistical techniques. It demonstrates the statistical detection of engine problems such as misfire or knock events and how it can be used to build a new generation of robust engine functionality. This book will be useful for practising automotive engineers, black belts working in the automotive industry as well as for lecturers and students since it provides a wide coverage of engine control and estimation problems, detailed and well structured descriptions of useful techniques in automotive applications and future trends and challenges in engine functionality.


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