Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures gives the latest consensus requirements for dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, ice, and earthquake loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. This Standard, a revision of ASCE/SEI 7-98, includes significant changes to the following sections: general provisions, load combinations, live loads, flood loads, wind loads, snow loads, earthquake loads, and atmospheric ice loads. The earthquake load provisions in Standard ASCE/SEI 7-02 are substantially adopted by reference in the 2003 International Building Code and the 2002 NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code. Many other provisions of this standard are also adopted by reference by the IBC and NFPA model building codes, including the provisions for calculating wind loads and snow loads.
Two critical questions arise when one is confronted with a new problem that involves the collection and analysis of data. How will the use of statistics help solve this problem? Which techniques should be used? Statistics for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition helps environmental science and engineering students answer these questions when the goal is to understand and design systems for environmental protection. The second edition of this bestseller is a solutions-oriented text that encourages students to view statistics as a problem-solving tool.
Written in an easy-to-understand style, Statistics for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition consists of 54 short, “stand-alone” chapters. All chapters address a particular environmental problem or statistical technique and are written in a manner that permits each chapter to be studied independently and in any order. Chapters are organized around specific case studies, beginning with brief discussions of the appropriate methodologies, followed by analysis of the case study examples, and ending with comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches.
New to this edition:
Thirteen new chapters dealing with topics such as experimental design, sizing experiments, tolerance and prediction intervals, time-series modeling and forecasting, transfer function models, weighted least squares, laboratory quality assurance, and specialized control charts
Exercises for classroom use or self-study in each chapter
Revisions to all chapters
Whether the topic is displaying data, t-tests, mechanistic model building, nonlinear least squares, confidence intervals, regression, or experimental design, the context is always familiar to environmental scientists and engineers. Case studies are drawn from censored data, detection limits, regulatory standards, treatment plant performance, sampling and measurement errors, hazardous waste, and much more. This revision of a classic text serves as an ideal textbook for students and a valuable reference for any environmental professional working with numbers.
This CRCnetBASE version of the best-selling Environmental Engineers’ Handbook contains all of the revised, expanded, and updated information of the second edition and more. The fully searchable CD-ROM offers virtually instant access to all of the interrelated factors and principles affecting our environment as well as how the government and the industry must deal with it. It addresses the ongoing global transition in cleaning up the remains of abandoned technology, the prevention of pollution created by existing technology.
The Environmental Engineers’ Handbook on CD-ROM provides daily problem solving tools and information on state-of-the-art technologies for the future. The technology and specific equipment used in environmental control and clean-up is included for those professionals in need of detailed technical information. Because analytical results are an essential part of any environmental study, analytical methods used in environmental analysis are presented as well. Data is clearly presented in tables and schematic diagrams that illustrate the technology and techniques used in different areas.
Current Sources and Voltage References provides fixed, well-regulated levels of current or voltage within a circuit. These are two of the most important “building blocks ” of analog circuits, and are typically used in creating most analog IC designs.
Part 1 shows the reader how current sources are created, how they can be optimized, and how they can be utilized by the OEM circuit designer. The book serves as a “must-have” reference for the successful development of precision circuit applications. It shows practical examples using either BJTs, FETs, precision op amps, or even matched CMOS arrays being used to create highly accurate current source designs, ranging from nanoAmps to Amps. In each chapter the most important characteristics of the particular semiconductor type being studied are carefully reviewed. This not only serves as a helpful refresher for experienced engineers, but also as a good foundation for all EE student coursework, and includes device models and relevant equations.
Part 2 focuses on semiconductor voltage references, from their design to their various practical enhancements. It ranges from the simple Zener diode to today’s most advanced topologies, including Analog Devices’ XFET(R) and Intersil’s FGA(TM) (invented while this book was being written). Over 300 applications and circuit diagrams are shown throughout this easy-to-read, practical reference book.