Backroads Byways of Pennsylvania Drives Day Trips Weekend Excursions

Author: David Langlieb
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581578904
Release Date: 2011-06-06
Genre: Travel

With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled. Pack a lunch and take off on any of these 17 drives into all corners of PA. Visit the beaches of Lake Erie or the banks of the Delaware, the Endless Mountains of the northern tier or the Amish farms of Lancaster County. Explore old mining villages, lumber towns, battlefields, college campuses, and so much more. Each trip covers history and trivia, recreation, shopping, and what to see and do along the way. About the series: Whether you need to get away for a weekend or longer, want to explore your home state or make plans for free time in an area you don’t know well, take to the road with a Backroads & Byways book. You’ll discover the most interesting places to visit on and off the beaten path. Destinations will appeal to foodies, history buffs, families with kids, couples, adventurers, hikers, bikers—in short, everyone. With itineraries appropriate for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too, look to Backroads & Byways for the most interesting and diverse short trips available.

Thyristor Control of Electric Drives

Author: Vedam Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0074603418
Release Date: 1987-12-01
Genre: Diodes

The book provides tools for the analysis of electrical machines fed on thyristor converters. A detailed exposition of dc and ac drives is given for making the right choice of drive for a required job to give the desired performances. The aspect of phase controlled converters, inverters, frequency conversion using these converters and the method of improving the line conditions are discussed in detail. Mathematical modelling of both dc and ac motors is given. The aspects of performance of induction and synchronous motors of variable frequency supplies are provided. Also discussed are the features of dc motors operating on converters with respect to commutation, speed range, etc. Methods of improvement in the performance are suggested. A short description of micro-processors in the control of thyristorised ac and dc drives is also included

High Power Converters and AC Drives

Author: Bin Wu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119156048
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: Science

A comprehensive reference of the latest developments in MV drive technology in the area of power converter topologies This new edition reflects the recent technological advancements in the MV drive industry, such as advanced multilevel converters and drive configurations. It includes three new chapters, Control of Synchronous Motor Drives, Transformerless MV Drives, and Matrix Converter Fed Drives. In addition, there are extensively revised chapters on Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters and Voltage Source Inverter-Fed Drives. This book includes a systematic analysis on a variety of high-power multilevel converters, illustrates important concepts with simulations and experiments, introduces various megawatt drives produced by world leading drive manufacturers, and addresses practical problems and their mitigations methods. This new edition: Provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of various control schemes for the MV synchronous motor drives Examines new technologies developed to eliminate the isolation transformer in the MV drives Discusses the operating principle and modulation schemes of matrix converter (MC) topology and multi-module cascaded matrix converters (CMCs) for MV drives, and their application in commercial MV drives Bin Wu is a Professor and Senior NSERC/Rockwell Automation Industrial Research Chair in Power Electronics and Electric Drives at Ryerson University, Canada. He is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Dr. Wu has published more than 400 papers and holds more than 30 granted/pending US/European patents. He co-authored several books including Power Conversion and Control of Wind Energy Systems and Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (both by Wiley-IEEE Press). Mehdi Narimani is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Canada, and Rockwell Automation Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Narimani is author/co-author of more than 50 technical papers and four US/European patents (issued/pending review). His current research interests include power conversion, high power converters, control of power electronics, and renewable energy systems.

Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology

Author: Benjamin B. Wolman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781468438000
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology

Twenty years is a long time in the life of a science. While the historical roots of psychology have not changed since the first edition of this book, some of the offshoots of the various theories and systems discussed have been crit ically reexamined and have undergone far-reaching modifications. New and bold research has led to a broadening of perspectives, and recent devel opments in several areas required a considerable amount of rewriting. I have been fortunate in the last fifteen years to have worked with about 2,000 psychologists and other behavioral scientists who contributed to several collected volumes I have edited. As the editor-in-chief of the In ternational Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurol ogy, I have had the privilege of reading, scrutinizing, and editing the work of 1,500 experts in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, I have written several books and monographs and over one hundred scientific papers. Armed with all that experience, I have carefully examined the pages of the first edition. Chapter 8 required substantial rewriting and several new sections have been added to other chapters: "Current Soviet Psychol ogy" (Chapter 2, Section 7); "New Ideas on Purposivism" (Chapter 5, Sec tion 4); "Recent Developments in the Sociological School of Psychoanalysis" (Chapter 9, Section 4); and "Present Status of Gestalt Psychology" (Chapter 12, Section 4). Chapter 15 was omitted, and two new chapters were added: Chapter 14 ("Humanistic Psychology") and Chapter 16 ("Selected Research Areas").

MCSA 70 687 Cert Guide

Author: Don Poulton
Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
ISBN: 9780133410426
Release Date: 2014-08-23
Genre: Computers

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. ¿ Learn, prepare, and practice for MCSA 70-687 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification. Master MCSA 70-687 exam topics for Windows 8.1 configuration Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks MCSA 70-687 Cert Guide: Configuring Microsoft® Windows 8.1 is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling authors and expert instructors Don Poulton, Randy Bellet, and Harry Holt share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. ¿ The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. ¿ Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. ¿ The study guide helps you master all the topics on the MCSA 70-687 exam, including the following: Windows 8.1 introduction Hardware readiness and compatibility Installation and upgrades, including VHDs Migrating users, profiles, and applications Configuring devices and device drivers Installing, configuring, and securing applications Configuring Internet Explorer Configuring Hyper-V virtualization Configuring TCP/IP, network settings, and network security Configuring and securing access to files and folders, including OneDrive and NFC Configuring local security, authentication, and authorization Configuring remote connections and management Configuring and securing mobile devices Configuring Windows Updates Managing disks, backups, and system/file recovery Managing/monitoring system performance ¿

Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Author: Ali Emadi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420028157
Release Date: 2005-05-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Initially, the only electric loads encountered in an automobile were for lighting and the starter motor. Today, demands on performance, safety, emissions, comfort, convenience, entertainment, and communications have seen the working-in of seemingly innumerable advanced electronic devices. Consequently, vehicle electric systems require larger capacities and more complex configurations to deal with these demands. Covering applications in conventional, hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives provides a comprehensive reference for automotive electrical systems. This authoritative handbook features contributions from an outstanding international panel of experts from industry and academia, highlighting existing and emerging technologies. Divided into five parts, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives offers an overview of automotive power systems, discusses semiconductor devices, sensors, and other components, explains different power electronic converters, examines electric machines and associated drives, and details various advanced electrical loads as well as battery technology for automobile applications. As we seek to answer the call for safer, more efficient, and lower-emission vehicles from regulators and consumer insistence on better performance, comfort, and entertainment, the technologies outlined in this book are vital for engineering advanced vehicles that will satisfy these criteria.

What Drives Stock Market Development in the Middle East and Central Asia

Author: Mr. Andreas Billmeier
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781451911749
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In this paper, we assess the macroeconomic determinants of stock market capitalization in a panel of 17 countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, including both hydrocarbon-rich countries and economies without sizeable natural resource wealth. In addition to traditional variables, we include an institutional variable and remittances among the regressors. We find that (i) both institutions and remittances have a positive and significant impact on market capitalization; and (ii) both regressors matter, especially in countries without significant hydrocarbon sectors; whereas (iii) in resource-rich countries, stock market capitalization is mainly driven by the oil price.

Abeloff s Clinical Oncology E Book

Author: John E. Niederhuber
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455728817
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Medical

Practical and clinically focused, Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology is a trusted medical reference book designed to capture the latest scientific discoveries and their implications for cancer diagnosis and management of cancer in the most accessible manner possible. Abeloff’s equips everyone involved - from radiologists and oncologists to surgeons and nurses - to collaborate effectively and provide the best possible cancer care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Select the most appropriate tests and imaging studies for cancer diagnosis and staging of each type of cancer, and manage your patients in the most effective way possible by using all of the latest techniques and approaches in oncology. Enhance your understanding of complex concepts with a color art program that highlights key points and illustrates relevant scientific and clinical problems. Stay at the forefront of the latest developments in cancer pharmacology, oncology and healthcare policy, survivorship in cancer, and many other timely topics. See how the most recent cancer research applies to practice through an increased emphasis on the relevance of new scientific discoveries and modalities within disease chapters. Streamline clinical decision making with abundant new treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as concrete management recommendations. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of preeminent multidisciplinary experts in the field of oncology, including previous Abeloff’s editors John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, and Michael B. Kastan as well as new editors James H. Doroshow from the National Cancer Institute and Joel E. Tepper of Gunderson & Tepper: Clinical Radiation Oncology. Quickly and effortlessly access the key information you need with the help of an even more user-friendly, streamlined format. Access the complete contents anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, and test your mastery of the latest knowledge with 500 online multiple-choice review questions.

A First Course on Electrical Drives

Author: S. K. Pillai
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 812240166X
Release Date: 1989
Genre:

The Aim Of Revision Is Mainly To Acquaint The Students With The Recent Trends In The Development Of Electric Motors Used As Prime Movers In Electric Drive Systems.The Chapter On Introduction To Solid State Controlled Drives Has Been Expanded To Include Sections On Increasingly Used *Brushless Dcmotors And Switched-Reluctance Motors.A Separate Chapter On The More Commonly Used Position Control Drive Motors, Namely,Stepper Motors Has Been Also Incorporated.The Drives Used In The Fast Growing Petroleum Industry Have Been Included In The Chapter On Industrialapplications.

PID and Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Converters Using MATLAB Simulink

Author: Liuping Wang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118339442
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Science

A timely introduction to current research on PID and predictive control by one of the leading authors on the subject PID and Predictive Control of Electric Drives and Power Supplies using MATLAB/Simulink examines the classical control system strategies, such as PID control, feed-forward control and cascade control, which are widely used in current practice. The authors share their experiences in actual design and implementation of the control systems on laboratory test-beds, taking the reader from the fundamentals through to more sophisticated design and analysis. The book contains sections on closed-loop performance analysis in both frequency domain and time domain, presented to help the designer in selection of controller parameters and validation of the control system. Continuous-time model predictive control systems are designed for the drives and power supplies, and operational constraints are imposed in the design. Discrete-time model predictive control systems are designed based on the discretization of the physical models, which will appeal to readers who are more familiar with sampled-data control system. Soft sensors and observers will be discussed for low cost implementation. Resonant control of the electric drives and power supply will be discussed to deal with the problems of bias in sensors and unbalanced three phase AC currents. Brings together both classical control systems and predictive control systems in a logical style from introductory through to advanced levels Demonstrates how simulation and experimental results are used to support theoretical analysis and the proposed design algorithms MATLAB and Simulink tutorials are given in each chapter to show the readers how to take the theory to applications. Includes MATLAB and Simulink software using xPC Target for teaching purposes A companion website is available Researchers and industrial engineers; and graduate students on electrical engineering courses will find this a valuable resource.

Exam Ref 70 687 Configuring Windows 8 1 MCSA

Author: Joli Ballew
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735685697
Release Date: 2014-03-15
Genre: Computers

Fully updated for Windows 8.1! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-687 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of configuring Windows 8.1 in the enterprise. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA or MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Configure hardware and applications Configure network connectivity Configure access to resources Configure remote access and mobility Monitor and maintain Windows clients Configure backup and recovery options This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by objectives for Exam 70-688. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Designed for IT professionals who have real-world experience configuring or supporting Windows 8.1 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. Note: Exam 70-688 counts as credit toward MCSA and MCSE certifications

The Innovator s Dilemma

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422197585
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.