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By Helmut V. Fuchs. 2017
Die 4. Auflage dieses inzwischen als Standardwerk anerkannten Fachbuchs greift wieder aktuelle Probleme bei der Gestaltung von Raum-Akustik, Freifeld-Pr#65533;fst#65533;nden und… Kanal-Auskleidungen auf. Zu deren nachhaltiger L#65533;sung werden Materialien und Bauteile sowie Auslegungskonzepte nach neuestem Stand des Wissens allgemein verst#65533;ndlich dargestellt. Aufbauend auf den Grundlagen wird das Konzept vertieft. Mehr als 100 Fallbeispiele zeigen, welche konstruktiven und baulichen Ma#65533;nahmen schnell und kosteng#65533;nstig zum Ziel f#65533;hren k#65533;nnen. Akustiker in der Praxis und Forschung sowie entwerfende und planende Architekten, Bauingenieure und Haustechniker finden neben den Grundlagen und Konzepten besonders auf f#65533;r bisher vernachl#65533;ssigten Bereich der tiefen Frequenzen wichtige Hinweise. In Darstellung und L#65533;sung akuter schalltechnischer Probleme stellt der Autor auch neue Erkenntnisse und Konzepte zur Verf#65533;gung, bei denen stets das praktisch N#65533;tzliche im Vordergrund steht. F#65533;r die eingef#65533;hrten Normen werden Probleml#65533;sungen ebenso behandelt wie die Grenzen der Anwendung, wo weiterf#65533;hrende L#65533;sungen gesucht werden. F#65533;r L#65533;rmprobleme in Arbeits- und Freizeit-R#65533;umen liefert das Buch eine F#65533;lle konstruktiver Anregungen.
By Anoop Singh, Dheeraj Rathore, Deepak Pant, Shaili Srivastava. 2021
This book provides up-to-date information on the state of the art in applications of biotechnological and microbiological tools for protecting… the environment. Written by leading international experts, it discusses potential applications of biotechnological and microbiological techniques in solid waste management, wastewater treatment, agriculture, energy and environmental health. This second volume of book “Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology,” covers two main topics: bioenergy and environmental health, exploring the latest developments from around the globe regarding applications of biotechnology and microbiology for converting wastes into valuable products and at the same time reducing the environmental pollution resulting from disposal. Wherever possible it also includes real-world examples. Further, it offers advice on which procedures should be followed to achieve satisfactory results, and provides insights that will promote the transition to the sustainable utilization of various waste products.
By Xinyue Ye, Hui Lin. 2020
This book describes how powerful computing technology, emerging big and open data sources, and theoretical perspectives on spatial synthesis have… revolutionized the way in which we investigate social sciences and humanities. It summarizes the principles and applications of human-centered computing and spatial social science and humanities research, thereby providing fundamental information that will help shape future research. The book illustrates how big spatiotemporal socioeconomic data facilitate the modelling of individuals’ economic behavior in space and time and how the outcomes of such models can reveal information about economic trends across spatial scales. It describes how spatial social science and humanities research has shifted from a data-scarce to a data-rich environment. The chapters also describe how a powerful analytical framework for identifying space-time research gaps and frontiers is fundamental to comparative study of spatiotemporal phenomena, and how research topics have evolved from structure and function to dynamic and predictive. As such this book provides an interesting read for researchers, students and all those interested in computational and spatial social sciences and humanities.
Die vorliegende Dissertation präsentiert ein Konzept zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz im Karosseriebau um durchschnittlich 10-15%. Die dafür benötigte Energietransparenz wird… durch die strukturierte energetische Analyse bestehender Karosseriebauanlagen erreicht. Weiterhin besteht bereits im Karosseriebauplanungsprozess die Möglichkeit einer Energieprognose der zu planenden Arbeitsgruppen als auch des energetischen Lastprofils. In Abhängigkeit der energetischen Bewertung werden mit Hilfe eines Expertensystems entsprechend zu ergreifende Maßnahmen dem Planer zur Verfügung gestellt.
Aquaponics Food Production Systems: Combined Aquaculture and Hydroponic Production Technologies for the Future
By Simon Goddek, Alyssa Joyce, Benz Kotzen, Gavin M. Burnell. 2019
This open access book, written by world experts in aquaponics and related technologies, provides the authoritative and comprehensive overview of… the key aquaculture and hydroponic and other integrated systems, socio-economic and environmental aspects. Aquaponic systems, which combine aquaculture and vegetable food production offer alternative technology solutions for a world that is increasingly under stress through population growth, urbanisation, water shortages, land and soil degradation, environmental pollution, world hunger and climate change.
By Nadja Podbregar, Dieter Lohmann. 2013
Der Boden unter unseren Füßen erscheint uns unwandelbar und fest. Aber der Eindruck täuscht. Denn in Wirklichkeit ist die Erdkruste… alles andere als unbeweglich und verlässlich. So sind die Kontinente immer in Bewegung, Gebirge wachsen in den Himmel, Gesteine bilden sich neu und Meeresböden dehnen sich aus. Doch die Plattentektonik ist nur eines von vielen geologischen Phänomenen, die ihren Ursprung tief im Erdinneren haben. Um zu ergründen, wie unser Planet tickt, haben Geowissenschaftler in den letzten Jahren fast schon eine Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde unternommen. Mithilfe von Satelliten, seismischen Wellen und komplexen Simulationen haben sie dabei viele überraschende und faszinierende Erkenntnisse gewonnen. Die Autoren stellen in ihrem Buch einige der wichtigsten Resultate dieser spannenden Detektivarbeit vor. So erklären sie beispielsweise, warum das wahre Gesicht der Erde eine Kartoffel ist oder wieso sich das Erdmagnetfeld viel launischer verhält als gemeinhin angenommen.
By Robert S. Barrett, Louis Hugo Francescutti. 2021
For the first time in a thousand years, Americans are experiencing a reversal in lifespan. Despite living in one of… the safest and most secure eras in human history, one in five adults suffers from anxiety as does one-third of adolescents. Nearly half of the US population is overweight or obese and one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain – the highest level in the world. In the United States, fatalities due to prescription pain medications now surpass those of heroin and cocaine combined, and each year 10% of all students on American college campuses contemplate suicide. With the proliferation of social media and the algorithms for social sharing that prey upon our emotional brains, inaccurate or misleading health articles and videos now move faster through social media networks than do reputable ones. This book is about modern health – or lack of it. The authors make two key arguments: that our deteriorating wellness is rapidly becoming a health emergency, and two, that much of these trends are rooted in the way our highly evolved hardwired brains and bodies deal with modern social change. The co-authors: a PhD from the world of social science and an MD from the world of medicine – combine forces to bring this emerging human crisis to light. Densely packed with fascinating facts and little-told stories, the authors weave together real-life cases that describe how our ancient evolutionary drives are propelling us toward ill health and disease. Over the course of seven chapters, the authors unlock the mysteries of our top health vices: why hospitals are more dangerous than warzones, our addiction to sugar, salt, and stress, our emotionally-driven brains, our relentless pursuit of happiness, our sleepless society, our understanding of risk, and finally, how world history can be a valuable tutor. Through these varied themes, the authors illustrate how our social lives are more of a determinant of health outcome than at any other time in our history, and to truly understand our plight, we need to recognize when our decisions and behavior are being directed by our survival-seeking hardwired brains and bodies.
This book highlights some of the latest research advances and cutting-edge analyses of real-world case studies on Industrial Engineering and… Operations Management from diverse international contexts, while also identifying business applications for the latest findings and innovations in operations management and the decision sciences.It gathers a selection of the best papers presented at the XXII International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management, which was promoted by ADINGOR (Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Ingeniería de Organización) and held at the Escola Politècnica Superior of the Universitat de Girona, Spain, on July 12th and 13th, 2018.
By Christoph Pistner, Julia Mareike Neles. 2012
Knapp und klar arbeitet der Autor die Grundlagen zum Verständnis der Kernenergie heraus und ermöglicht Lesern damit einen leichten Einstieg ins Thema.… Dabei vermittelt er nicht nur die technisch-wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen in allgemein verständlicher und umfassender Weise, sondern befasst sich auch mit den gesellschaftspolitischen Fragen der Sicherheit, der Entsorgung und der nuklearen Abrüstung. Der Band bietet die Möglichkeit, die aktuellen Entwicklungen nach der Reaktorkatastrophe in Fukushima einzuordnen und zu reflektieren.
By Muhammad Shahbaz, Daniel Balsalobre-Lorente, Oana M. Driha. 2021
This book provides an in-depth analysis of and discussion about the relationship between green tourism, economic growth and globalization. It… explores numerous topics relating to tourism including transport efficiency, foreign direct investment, clean energy, climate change dynamics and advances in sustainable tourism management. The book begins with discussion of sustainable tourism and economic growth, particularly focusing on management strategies. It then presents the relationship between energy use and tourism, looking at green energy and energy shock. It then discusses transport efficiency, tourism efficiency and financial growth in both developed and developing countries. This book is of interest to researchers, policymakers, and postgraduate students in the areas of energy, environmental and tourism economics.
By John LaCava, Štěpánka Vaňáčová. 2020
This volume provides a cross-section of RNA exosome research protocols, applied to a diversity of model organisms. Chapters guide readers… through methods that e.g. delineate eukaryotic exosomes’ origins in prokaryotes, probe its RNA substrates, adapter complexes and macromolecular interaction of networks, and establish critical structural-function relationships. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, The Eukaryotic RNA Exosome: Methods and Protocols aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.
By Arnold Hanslmeier. 2020
This book offers an overview of solar physics with a focus on solar activity, particularly the activity cycle. It is… known that solar activity varies periodically, but there are also phases of intermittency, such as the Maunder minimum, during which solar activity is very low or high over several decades. The book provides a brief introduction to chaos theory and investigates solar activity in terms of its chaotic behavior. It also discusses how intermittent phases of solar activity have affected and can affect Earth’s climate and long-term space weather, and reviews the underlying theories relating to the solar dynamo mechanism. Furthermore, each chapter includes references to scientific literature (review articles and papers) so that readers can delve deeper into the subjects covered. This richly illustrated book will appeal to a wide readership, and is also useful as a textbook for courses in solar physics and astrophysics.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-induced Metabolic Disorders and Treatment Strategies (Emerging Contaminants and Associated Treatment Technologies)
By Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Kanwal Rehman. 2021
This volume offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), covering their occurrence, exposure to humans and… the mechanisms that lead to the parthogenesis of EDCs-induced metabolic disorders. The book is divided into three parts. Part I describes the physiology of the human endocrine system, with special emphasis on various types of metabolic disorders along with risk factors that are responsible for the development of these disorders. Part II addresses all aspects of EDCs, including their role in the induction of various risk factors that are responsible for the development of metabolic disorders. Part III covers up-to-date environmental regulatory considerations and treatment strategies that have been adopted to cure and prevent EDCs-induced metabolic disorders. This section will primarily appeal to clinicians investigating the causes and treatment of metabolic disorders. The text will also be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of Environmental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Pollution, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Drug Metabolism/Pharmacokinetics.
By Matthias Lienert, Sören Petrat, Roderich Tumulka. 2020
The natural generalization of the quantum-mechanical N-particle wave function to relativistic space-time is a function of N space-time points, and… thus of N time variables. This book, based on a collection of lectures given at a spring school in Tübingen in 2019, provides an accessible and concise introduction to the recent development of the theory of multi-time wave functions, their use in quantum field theory, their relation to detection probabilities, and the mathematical question of consistency of their time evolution equations. The book is intended for advanced students and researchers with an interest in relativity and quantum physics.
By Ajit Varma, Neeraj Shrivastava, Shubhangi Mahajan. 2021
This book explores microbial symbiosis, with a particular focus on soil microorganisms, highlighting their application in enhancing plant growth and… yield. It addresses various types of bacterial and fungal microbes associated with symbiotic phenomena, including rhizobium symbiosis, arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, ectomycorrhizal symbiosis, algal/lichen symbiosis, and Archeal symbiosis.Presenting strategies for employing a diverse range of bacterial and fungal symbioses in nutrient fortification, adaptation of plants in contaminated soils, and mitigating pathogenesis, it investigates ways of integrating diverse approaches to increase crop production under the current conventional agroecosystem.Providing insights into microbial symbioses and the challenges of adopting a plant-microbe synergistic approach towards plant health, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students and anyone in industry working on bio-fertilizers and their agricultural applications.
By Grady Koch. 2021
A collection of 16 fascinating scientific and technical projects to build with parts from the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics set… and other components. A great addition to any STEM curriculum or home library.High Tech LEGO® hijacks the MINDSTORMS® EV3 revolution, showing you how to build creative technical inventions with practical applications. You'll learn to build a dynamic array of working devices for outdoor research, home security, spycraft, and more.Among the book's 16 fascinating projects you'll find a motion-activated animal cam, a Morse code transmitter, a laser security fence, a motion-sensing radar detector, an automated insect trapper, and a heat-seeking infrared cannon. Welcome to a whole new world of building!Every project brings together science, mechanics, electronics, optics, and software to create complex instruments for studying and measuring the world around you, all while maintaining the playfulness of LEGO. Each easy-to-follow model combines illustrated instructions with step-by-step guidance on the engineering methods at play.As you build, you'll learn: • "Illegal" modding techniques (that may include drilling, cutting and soldering -- Shh!) • Different ways to work with diode laser modules • Tricks for modifying EV3 sensors and motors • The joy of hacking LEGO light bricks to make a flickering fireplace • How to use MINDSTORMS to build your own contraptions!Experiment on your own, and expand on your finished creations. Make a few adjustments so the Critter Cam triggers an alarm to scare away pests, or modify the Doppler radar to detect flammable gases. The possibilities are endless!REQUIREMENTS: LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Home Edition Windows Vista or higher macOS 10.14 or earlier
Methodological Prospects for Scientific Research: From Pragmatism to Pluralism (Synthese Library #430)
By Wenceslao J. Gonzalez. 2020
This book highlights the existence of a diversity of methods in science, in general, in groups of sciences (natural, social or the… artificial), and in individual sciences. This methodological variety is open to a number of consequences, such as the differences in the research according to levels of reality (micro, meso and macro), which leads to multi-scale modelling and to questioning “fundamental” parts in the sciences, understood as the necessary support for the whole discipline. In addition, this volume acknowledges the need to assess the efficacy of procedures and methods of scientific activity in engendering high quality results in research made; the relevance of contextual factors for methodology of science; the existence of a plurality of stratagems when doing research in empirical sciences (natural, social and of the artificial); and the need for an ethical component while developing scientific methods, because values should have a role in scientific research. The book is of interest to a broad audience of philosophers, academics in various fields, graduate students and research centers interested in methodology of science.
This book presents new theoretical perspectives on ecological community dynamics and in so doing casts fresh light on the enduring… complexity–stability debate. Real ecological communities do not simply comprise diverse species and interactions, which respectively represented the nodes and links of the classic network theory. Rather, they are characterized by different types of complexity, and this book explains how this diversity of complexity is key to understanding the dynamics of ecological communities. It is shown how various properties in natural communities, such as life history, adaptation, density dependence, sex, interaction types, space, functional traits, and microbial processes, can dramatically increase the complexity in ecological communities. Furthermore, innovative methods are introduced that may be applied to cast light on very complex communities. With each chapter presenting the latest advances and approaches, the book sets the direction for future research on ecological community dynamics. It will be a “must read” for researchers and students in the field of ecology.
Intelligent and Cloud Computing: Proceedings of ICICC 2019, Volume 1 (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies #194)
By Rajkumar Buyya, Srikanta Patnaik, Debahuti Mishra, Prasant Mohapatra. 2021
This book features a collection of high-quality research papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent and Cloud Computing (ICICC… 2019), held at Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, India, on December 20, 2019. Including contributions on system and network design that can support existing and future applications and services, it covers topics such as cloud computing system and network design, optimization for cloud computing, networking, and applications, green cloud system design, cloud storage design and networking, storage security, cloud system models, big data storage, intra-cloud computing, mobile cloud system design, real-time resource reporting and monitoring for cloud management, machine learning, data mining for cloud computing, data-driven methodology and architecture, and networking for machine learning systems.
By Achim Klenke. 2020
This popular textbook, now in a revised and expanded third edition, presents a comprehensive course in modern probability theory.Probability plays… an increasingly important role not only in mathematics, but also in physics, biology, finance and computer science, helping to understand phenomena such as magnetism, genetic diversity and market volatility, and also to construct efficient algorithms. Starting with the very basics, this textbook covers a wide variety of topics in probability, including many not usually found in introductory books, such as: limit theorems for sums of random variables martingales percolation Markov chains and electrical networks construction of stochastic processes Poisson point process and infinite divisibility large deviation principles and statistical physics Brownian motion stochastic integrals and stochastic differential equations. The presentation is self-contained and mathematically rigorous, with the material on probability theory interspersed with chapters on measure theory to better illustrate the power of abstract concepts.This third edition has been carefully extended and includes new features, such as concise summaries at the end of each section and additional questions to encourage self-reflection, as well as updates to the figures and computer simulations. With a wealth of examples and more than 290 exercises, as well as biographical details of key mathematicians, it will be of use to students and researchers in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, economics and biology.