Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Thomas D. Gillespie
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1560911999
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides a foundation of engineering principles and analytical methods to explain the performance of an automotive vehicle. Chapters focus on acceleration performance, braking performance, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, ride, steady-state cornering, suspensions, steering systems, rollover, and

The Shock Absorber Handbook

Author: John Dixon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470516423
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Every one of the many millions of cars manufactured annually worldwide uses shock absorbers, otherwise known as dampers. These form a vital part of the suspension system of any vehicle, essential for optimizing road holding, performance and safety. This, the second edition of the Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999), remains the only English language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this second edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book to bring it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. "The Shock Absorber Handbook, 2nd Edition" provides a thorough treatment of the issues surrounding the design and selection of shock absorbers. It is an invaluable handbook for those working in industry, as well as a principal reference text for students of mechanical and automotive engineering.

Organ Shortage The Solutions

Author: J.-L. Touraine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401102018
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Organ Shortage: The Solutions is the latest subject in the Continuing Education series, organized by Fondation Marcel Mérieux and Université Claude Bernard in Lyon. The annual subject is chosen to reflect the status of the topical issues of the year, as taught by leading international experts. The contribution of transplantation and clinical immunology to advanced medicine is considerable and promising. The annual volumes in this series keep the reader abreast of these developments.

Two Powers in Heaven

Author: Alan F. Segal
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 039104172X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion

In this study of the rabbinic heretics who believed in "Two Powers in Heaven," Alan Segal explores some relationships between rabbinic Judaism, Merkabah mysticism, and early Christianity. "Two Powers in Heaven" was a very early category of heresy. It was one of the basic categories by which the rabbis perceived the new phenomenon of Christianity and one of the central issues over which Judaism and Christianity separated. Segal reconstructs the development of the heresy through prudent dating of the stages of the rabbinic traditions. The basic heresy involved interpreting scripture to say that a principal angelic or hypostatic manifestation in heaven was equivalent to God. The earliest heretics believed in two complementary powers in heaven, while later heretics believed in two opposing powers in heaven. Segal stresses the importance of perceiving the relevance of rabbinic material for solving traditional problems of New Testament and gnostic scholarship, and at the same time maintains the necessity of reading those literatures for dating rabbinic material. Please note that "Two Powers in Heaven" was previously published by Brill in hardback, ISBN 90 04 05453 7 (no longer available).

C 14 FAQs

Author: Chandra Shekhar Kumar
Publisher: Chandra Shekhar Kumar
Release Date: 2014-06-19
Genre: Computers

This book contains selected questions related to C++14 with detailed solutions to all of these which will help the reader to hone her skills to solve a particular problem. Primary sources of this collection are: Advanced C++ FAQs: Volume 1 : Fundamentals Advanced C++ FAQs: Volume 2 : Generic Programming Advanced C++ FAQs: Volumes 1 & 2 This book is not an introduction to C++. It assumes that the reader is aware of the basics of C++98 and C++03 and wants to expand her horizon to latest and greatest in C++14(aka C++1y). The problems are marked on a scale of one(*)(simplest) to five stars(*****)(hardest). Forthcoming volumes will strengthen this particular approach spanning various areas of C++. variable templates Constexpr static data members of class templates constexpr function templates .... static data member template specialization of variable template default argument and specialization of variable template lambda and variable template variable templates variables vary auto variable templates valid specialization but error ? variable templates and lambda revisited Incremental improvement to integral constant is same musings auto variable template and generic lambda constexpr member functions and implicit const .... constexpr vs static vs uninitialized constexpr vs member function revisited deprecated attribute Member initializers and aggregate class .... Data Member initializers time duration literals ... Compile Time binary Literal Operator Square Literal Operator Type Transformation Aliases unique ptr vs make unique as function argument make unique as perfect forwarding guy make unique and new .... make unique and default initialization with T[] Extend make unique : Support list initialization T[] Extend make unique : Value Initialize T[] Extend make unique : T[N] allocate unique Compile-time integer sequences Simplified Creation of std::integer sequence std::index sequence Custom Sequence : Addition .... Custom Sequence : Split Extract from tuple convert std::array to std::tuple Piecewise construction of std::pair Compile Time Integer Sequence Simplified sfinae and represent type of function metafunction : check presence of type member std::common type and sfinae Contextual Conversion Single quotation mark as digit separator Binary Literals auto return type in function declaration return type deduction for function return type deduction for lambdas .... decltype(auto) return type deduction for function templates explicit instantiation and auto return type deduction and virtual deduce return type generalized lambda capture generic lambda and product vector generic lambda generic lambda definition conversion function of generic lambda generic lambda quiz Preventing Name Hijacking Find First Null Pointer in a Container Generic Operator Functors Exchange Utility Addressing Tuple By Type Quoted manipulators Null Iterator std::move is rvalue cast C++14 Compiler

Transgressive Imaginations

Author: Maggie O'Neill
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230577848
Release Date: 2012-05-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Taking the notion of transgression – the breaking of boundaries – as its starting point, this book brings a fresh approach to cultural criminology by exploring representations of the transgressive in fictive texts and ethnographic research. Chapters focus on topics of urgent contemporary interest, including school shooters, violent female avengers, sex workers, those labelled 'mad', serial killers, asylum seekers and skid row residents. The book is interdisciplinary in scope, blending insights from film and media studies, literary criticism and psycho-social analysis with cultural criminology. It also presents cutting edge, participatory arts-based ethnography carried out in the UK and Canada.

How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

Author: Tracy Martin
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781627886482
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Transportation

Scan your own codes to save money, fix problems, or get the best performance out of your ride! Scanning the code to determine why your "check engine" light has come on is frequently more costly than the repair itself! Scanning automotive systems at home can save you money and only requires the ability to plug a phone or tablet into an easily accessible port on the car. With the right dock, it is possible to perform diagnostic checks in your very own garage. From handheld, dedicated units to software that turns PCs and portable devices into powerful diagnostic scanners, today's auto enthusiasts can access and analyze their vehicle's on-board diagnostic systems. This is great news, and not just for repairs. With the right information, these scanners can be used as low-budget data acquistion systems and dynamometers to maximize your vehicle's performance. How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners teaches you how to choose the right scanner for your application and how to use it, with a comprehensive list of what each code means. Photos and diagrams help you understand OBD-I and OBD-II systems (including CAN) and the scanners that read the information they record. From catalytic converters and O2 sensors to emissions and automotive detective work, this is the complete reference for keeping your vehicle EPA-compliant and on the road!

Theory of Ground Vehicles

Author: J. Y. Wong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470170380
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Genre: Transportation

Technology/Engineering/Automotive Engineering for advancing ground vehicle mobility A standard text and reference for both the educational and professional communities, Theory of Ground Vehicles gives aspiring and practicing engineers a fundamental understanding of the critical factors affecting the performance, handling, and ride essential to the development and design of ground vehicles. In view of the growing concerns over environmental impact, energy efficiency, and safety, this new Fourth Edition has been revised and expanded to address these issues and other developments in the field. Retaining the contents and format of previous editions, the Fourth Edition introduces new material to reflect recent advances in ground transportation technology, including: * Computer-aided methods for design and performance evaluation of off-road vehicles and their practical applications * Emissions and fuel economy * Hybrid electric drives and fuel cells and their operating principles * Selection of vehicle configurations for off-road operations * Road vehicle stability control * ISO 2631-1:1997 and its applications to evaluating vehicle ride characteristics As in previous editions, this book focuses on applying engineering principles to the analysis of vehicle behavior. A large number of practical examples and problems are included throughout to help readers bridge the gap between theory and practice. With its broad coverage and pedagogical aids, Theory of Ground Vehicles, Fourth Edition remains the text of choice for students, engineers, and researchers wishing to master and apply basic theory to solve real-world, road and off-road vehicle mobility problems.

Selling Sounds

Author: David Suisman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674054684
Release Date: 2012-05-07
Genre: Business & Economics

From Tin Pan Alley to grand opera, player-pianos to phonograph records, David Suisman explores the rise of music as big business and the creation of a radically new musical culture. Provocative, original, and lucidly written, Selling Sounds reveals the commercial architecture of America’s musical life.


Author: Theodore Reff
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780870991462
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Art

Essays on the intellectual power and originality of Degas's complex art, on his technical innovations, and on his contrasts with leading writers are illustrated by reproductions of selected paintings and drawings. Bibliogs

Topics in Audiovisual Translation

Author: Pilar Orero
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027295125
Release Date: 2004-10-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The late twentieth-century transition from a paper-oriented to a media-oriented society has triggered the emergence of Audiovisual Translation as the most dynamic and fastest developing trend within Translation Studies. The growing interest in this area is a clear indication that this discipline is going to set the agenda for the theory, research, training and practice of translation in the twenty-first century. Even so, this remains a largely underdeveloped field and much needs to be done to put Screen Translation, Multimedia Translation or the wider implications of Audiovisual Translation on a par with other fields within Translation Studies. In this light, this collection of essays reflects not only the “state of the art” in the research and teaching of Audiovisual Translation, but also the professionals’ experiences. The different contributions cover issues ranging from reflections on professional activities, to theory, the impact of ideology on Audiovisual Translation, and the practices of teaching and researching this new and challenging discipline.In expanding further the ground covered by the John Benjamins’ book (Multi)Media Translation (2001), this book seeks to provide readers with a deeper insight into some of the specific concepts, problems, aims and terminology of Audiovisual Translation, and, by this token, to make these specificities emerge from within the wider nexus of Translation Studies, Film Studies and Media Studies. In a quickly developing technical audiovisual world, Audiovisual Translation Studies is set to become the academic field that will address the complex cultural issues of a pervasively media-oriented society.

Tire and Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Hans Pacejka
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080970172
Release Date: 2012-04-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definitive book on tire mechanics by the acknowledged world expert Covers everything you need to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modeling and its practical application Written by the acknowledged world authority on the topic and the name behind the most widely used model, Pacejka’s ‘Magic Formula’ Updated with the latest information on new and evolving tire models to ensure you can select the right model for your needs, apply it appropriately and understand its limitations In this well-known resource, leading tire model expert Hans Pacejka explains the relationship between operational variables, vehicle variables and tire modeling, taking you on a journey through the effective modeling of complex tire and vehicle dynamics problems. Covering the latest developments to Pacejka's own industry-leading model as well as the widely-used models of other pioneers in the field, the book combines theory, guidance, discussion and insight in one comprehensive reference. While the details of individual tire models are available in technical papers published by SAE, FISITA and other automotive organizations, Tire and Vehicle Dynamics remains the only reliable collection of information on the topic and the standard go-to resource for any engineer or researcher working in the area. New edition of the definitive book on tire mechanics, by the acknowledged world authority on the topic Covers everything an automotive engineer needs to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modelling and its practical application Most vehicle manufacturers use what is commonly known as Pacejka’s ‘Magic Formula’, the tire model developed and presented in this book

Nonlinear Control in the Year 2000

Author: Francoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1852333634
Release Date: 2000-11-13
Genre: Computers

Control of nonlinear systems, one of the most active research areas in control theory, has always been a domain of natural convergence of research interests in applied mathematics and control engineering. The theory has developed from the early phase of its history, when the basic tool was essentially only the Lyapunov second method, to the present day, where the mathematics ranges from differential geometry, calculus of variations, ordinary and partial differential equations, functional analysis, abstract algebra and stochastic processes, while the applications to advanced engineering design span a wide variety of topics, which include nonlinear controllability and observability, optimal control, state estimation, stability and stabilization, feedback equivalence, motion planning, noninteracting control, disturbance attenuation, asymptotic tracking. The reader will find in the book methods and results which cover a wide variety of problems: starting from pure mathematics (like recent fundamental results on (non)analycity of small balls and the distance function), through its applications to all just mentioned topics of nonlinear control, up to industrial applications of nonlinear control algorithms.

It s the Middle Class Stupid

Author: James Carville
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780142196953
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Genre: Political Science

Explores how worldviews on the state of the American economy differ between the public and elected officials, sharing assessments of areas where the government has erred and actions that voters can take.