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.
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The International Workshop on “Embedded Systems – Modeling, Techn- ogy, and Applications” is the seventh in a successful series of workshops that were established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Technische Universität Berlin. The goal of those workshops is to bring together – searchers from both universities in order to present research results to an international community. The series of workshops started in 1990 with the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and was continued with the International Wo- shop on “Advanced Software Technology” in 1994
The International Workshop on “Embedded Systems – Modeling, Techn- ogy, and Applications” is the seventh in a successful series of workshops that were established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Technische Universität Berlin. The goal of those workshops is to bring together – searchers from both universities in order to present research results to an international community. The series of workshops started in 1990 with the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and was continued with the International Wo- shop on “Advanced Software Technology” in 1994. Both workshops have been hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 1998 the third workshop took place in Berlin. This International Workshop on “Communication Based Systems” was essentially based on results from the Graduiertenk- leg on Communication Based Systems that was funded by the German Research Society (DFG) from 1991 to 2000. The fourth International Workshop on “Robotics and its Applications” was held in Shanghai in 2000. The fifth International Workshop on “The Internet Challenge: Tech- logy and Applications” was hosted by TU Berlin in 2002. The sixth Int- national Workshop on “Human Interaction with Machines” was hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The subject of this year’s workshop has been chosen because the field of Embedded Systems has not only gained major interest in the research community but has also significant economic impact in different appli- tion fields. Mechanic, hydraulic, and electronic control systems are being replaced by microcomputer based embedded systems.
In order to reduce the cost of running blast furnaces (BFs), injected pulverized coal is used rather than coke to fire BFs. As a result of this, unburned fine materials are blown with the gas into the bosh and dead man areas with possible detrimental effects on gas flow and permeability of the coke column. The capacity of the furnace to consume these particles by solution loss is probably one of the limitations to coal injection. It is, therefore, important to understand the physicochemical and aerodynamic behaviour of fines including the change of in-furnace phenomena.
The Committee of Pulverized Coal Combustion and In-Furnace Reaction in BF was set up in 1993 as a cooperative research of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Iron and Steel Institute (ISIJ) to evaluate research initiative into this problem.
This book reports on the JSPS/ISIJ Committee’s activities and describes the interpretation of findings drawn from combustion experiments and the results of live furnace applications, and furnace performance.