New edition of an undergraduate textbook, updating the 1996 edition. Coverage includes semiconductor diodes, field-effect transistors, FET biasing, operational modifiers, power supplies, and oscilloscopes and other measuring instruments. Loaded with circuit diagrams, formulae, and flow charts. Appends conversion equations, data tables, and problem solutions. The CD-ROM contains a tutorial that instructs students how to operate EWB, and a version of Electronics Workbench Student Version 5.0. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The last research frontier in high frequency electronics now lies in the so-called THz (or submillimeter-wave) regime between the traditional microwave and infrared domains. Significant scientific and technical challenges within the terahertz (THz) frequency regime have recently motivated an array of new research activities. During the last few years, major research programs have emerged that are focused on advancing the state of the art in THz frequency electronic technology and on investigating novel applications of THz frequency sensing. This book serves as a detailed reference for the new THz frequency technological advances that are emerging across a wide spectrum of sensing and technology areas.
Capturing the growth of the global medical device market in recent years, this practical new guide is essential for all who are responsible for ensuring safety in the use and manufacture of medical devices. It has been extensively updated to reflect significant advances, incorporating combination products and helpful case examples of current real-life problems in the field.
The Third Edition explores these key current trends:
• global device markets
• continually advancing technology
• the increasing harmonization of device safety regulation worldwide
Each aspect of safety evaluation is considered in terms of International Standards Organization (ISO), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Union (EU), and Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) perspectives. In addition, the book reflects the role of the continuing growth of technology in the incorporation of science, particularly in the areas of immunotoxicology and toxicokinetics.
In this book John Bird introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory – enabling students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No previous background in engineering is assumed, making this an ideal text for vocational courses at Level 2 and 3, foundation degree and introductory courses for undergraduates.
The book presents a logical topic progression rather than following the structure of a particular syllabus. However, the coverage of this new edition has been brought fully in line with the electrical and electronics units of the 2007 BTEC National specification. It is also designed to cover the requirements of the BTEC First specifications.
New material in this third edition includes brand new chapters on semiconductor diodes and transistors as well as added sections on batteries, fuel cells and alternative and renewable energies, relative and absolute voltages, self and mutual inductance, and virtual test and measuring instruments.
Support material for tutors is available as a free download via the Instructor Manual section on http://textbooks.elsevier.com:
Instructor’s manual with full solutions and suggested marking scheme for all 7 revision tests in the book
Solutions manual with worked solutions for about 400 of the further problems in the book
Electronic files for all illustrations in the book
* New colour layout helps navigation and highlights key learning points, formulae and exercises
* 400 worked problems and over 1,300 questions, all with answers
* Fully up to date with the 2007 BTEC National specification
* Free lecturer support material available via textbooks.elsevier.com
Rap trio Urban Flow hails from the Philippines, where rap became a thriving art form during the influx of American hip-hop culture throughout the ’90s. Philippine rap pioneers like Francis M and Salbakuta picked up on this trend and furthered it with their own unique take on the genre, which in turn spawned many outfits in the late ’90s, including Urban Flow. Unlike their influences, their sound was based more in live instrumentation, and their broader exploration of genres like jazz and funk made their sound more distinct to international audiences. The distributors at OctoArts heard Urban Flow’s Mass Comm in 1999, and gave the group their only American release when they put out the record the same year.