Control of Interactive Robotic Interfaces: A Port-Hamiltonian Approach (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, no. 29)

By Cristian Secchi

This monograph offers with strength dependent keep an eye on of interactive robot interfaces. The port-Hamiltonian framework is exploited either for modeling and controlling interactive robot interfaces. The ebook offers an power orientated research and regulate synthesis of interactive robot interfaces, from a unmarried robotic to multi-robot platforms for interacting with actual and digital, potentially unstructured, environments.

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The Naked Society

By Vance Packard

Initially released in 1964, The bare Society was once the 1st e-book at the threats to privateness posed through new applied sciences akin to smooth surveillance options and techniques for influencing human habit. This all re-creation of the ebook positive factors an creation through famous historian Rick Perlstein.

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The Large Hadron Collider: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe (Astronomers' Universe)

By Martin Beech

It will possibly before everything look that the area of subatomic physics is much faraway from our on a daily basis lives. Isn’t all of it only a waste of time and taxpayers' cash? with a bit of luck, all who learn this e-book will come to another end. Collider physics is all approximately our origins, and this element on my own makes it necessary of our absolute best recognition. The experiments carried out in the huge collider chambers are on the vanguard of humanity’s quest to unweave the good tapestry that's the universe. every little thing is attached. in the macrocosm is the microcosm. via realizing how subject is dependent, how atoms and undemanding debris have interaction, and what forces keep an eye on the interactions among the debris, we find extra clues as to why the universe is how it is, and we discover glimpses of ways every thing got here into being.

the big Hadron Collider (LHC), within the technique of coming on-line at CERN, is the world’s greatest and most complicated computing device. It represents the top of human ingenuity, and its actual features, expenditures, and workings astound us at each flip. we're actually humbled via the computer that has been produced via a grand foreign collaboration of scientists. This publication is ready what these scientists desire to find with the LHC, for hopes do run excessive, and there's a lot at stake. Careers, reputations and prestigious technology prizes might be discovered, and probably misplaced, within the wake of the implications that the LHC will produce. And there are dangers, actual and imagined. The LHC will probe the very cloth of topic and it'll support us comprehend the very weft and the weave of the universe.

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Basic Circuit Analysis (2nd Edition)

By McGraw Hill

For enhanced comprehension of circuit research, much less time spent learning, and higher try ratings, you can't do greater than this strong Schaum's define! It's the simplest learn software there's. It grants hundreds of thousands of thoroughly labored issues of complete ideas at the details that you just really want to understand. hundreds and hundreds of extra difficulties allow you to try your talents, then cost the solutions. This entire examine advisor can be utilized with any textbook, yet it's so entire it's excellent for self sustaining learn! From the again disguise as a way to make higher grades, enhance your comprehension, and spend much less time learning, this Schaum's define is for you! It's an easy-to-use examine instrument that can assist you grasp circuit research and ace your exams! scholars love Schaum's Outlines! every yr, scholars buy thousands of the simplest examine courses to be had at any place. scholars comprehend that Schaum's can provide the goods­­ in speedier studying curves, greater attempt rankings, and better grades! in the event you don't have loads of time yet are looking to excel in school, this publication is helping you:

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Schaum's Outlines provide the details academics count on you to grasp in a convenient and succinct format­­ with no overwhelming you with pointless information. You get a whole review of the subject­­ and no distracting trivialities. Plus, you get lots of perform routines to check your ability. suitable with any lecture room textual content, Schaum's permits you to examine at your personal speed and reminds you of the entire very important evidence you must remember­­ quickly! And Schaum's is so whole it's the suitable software for getting ready for graduate or expert assessments! within, you can find:

• seven-hundred special difficulties, together with step by step ideas
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For better comprehension of circuit research, much less time spent learning, and higher try ratings, you can't do greater than this robust Schaum's define! It's the simplest examine instrument there's.

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Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet

By Charles Arthur

Which of Apple, Google and Microsoft had an place of work with a "drawer of damaged goals" ---and what (real) items lay inside of it?
When did Microsoft have the opportunity to seize Google in making a living from seek ---and who vetoed it?
Why did Google attempt forty colors of blue on its users?
How lengthy did open air builders wait ahead of asking to put in writing apps for Apple's iPhone after Steve Jobs introduced it?
Who acknowledged that Microsoft must have its personal track participant -- and why did it fail? 

Digital Wars
begins in 1998, while the net and computing enterprise was once approximately to be upended -- through an antitrust case, a tiny startup and a former gigantic rebuilding itself. Arthur seems to be at what at the moment are the 3 best-known tech businesses and during the voices of former and present employees examines their diversified thoughts to attempt to win the conflict to manage the exploding community connecting the realm. Microsoft was once a massive -- quickly to turn into the highest-valued corporation on this planet, whereas Apple was once a minnow and Google only a startup. by means of February 10 2012, Apple was once worthy extra ($462bn) than either Microsoft ($258bn) and Google ($198bn) combined.

The probability had come from tumultuous battles among the 3. To win their battles:
Apple
used layout, the vertical version of controlling the and software program and a constant specialise in the client to the exclusion of others.
Microsoft trusted the top of the range of its staff' programming abilities and its monopolies in software program to aim to maneuver into new markets - equivalent to seek and music.
Google serious about being quickly, effective and utilizing the facility of knowledge research - no longer human "taste" - to make judgements and get sooner than would-be competitors.

With particular info from interviews with present and previous staff of the 3 businesses Arthur additionally addresses:
- What the inventors of the harddrive utilized in the iPod suggestion it will rather be used for
- How Apple reworked the telephone market
- Which of Android or Apple pressured Microsoft to desert home windows Mobile
- What occurred to Microsoft's capsule plans

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Tribology in Sheet Rolling Technology

This ebook presents an in-depth description of the basic tribological facets of cold and warm sheet rollings. the writer describes new advancements within the rolling strategies, the rolling oils, the rolling rolls and the structural fabrics as a result of sheet rolling expertise and their functional purposes. the writer contains finished information on either friction and lubrication in rolling.

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Remediation: Understanding New Media

Media critics stay captivated by way of the modernist fable of the recent: they suppose that electronic applied sciences equivalent to the area vast internet, digital fact, and special effects needs to divorce themselves from prior media for a brand new set of aesthetic and cultural ideas. during this richly illustrated examine, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin provide a idea of mediation for our electronic age that demanding situations this assumption. They argue that new visible media in achieving their cultural value accurately via reminiscent of, rivaling, and refashioning such past media as point of view portray, images, movie, and tv. They name this technique of refashioning "remediation," they usually be aware that past media have additionally refashioned each other: images remediated portray, movie remediated degree creation and images, and tv remediated movie, vaudeville, and radio.

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Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (MIT Press)

By Lisa Gitelman

In Always Already New, Lisa Gitelman explores the novelty of latest media whereas she asks what it capability to do media heritage. utilizing the examples of early recorded sound and electronic networks, Gitelman demanding situations readers to consider the ways in which media paintings because the simultaneous topics and tools of old inquiry. proposing unique case reports of Edison's first phonographs and the Pentagon's first dispensed electronic community, the ARPANET, Gitelman issues suggestively towards similarities that underlie the cultural definition of files (phonographic and never) on the finish of the 19th century and the definition of files (digital and never) on the finish of the 20 th. accordingly, Always Already New speaks to give issues in regards to the humanities up to to the emergent box of recent media experiences. files and records are kernels of humanistic inspiration, after all--part of and occasion to the cultural impulse to maintain and interpret. Gitelman's argument indicates artistic contexts for "humanities computing" whereas additionally supplying a brand new standpoint on such conventional humanities disciplines as literary history.Making huge use of archival assets, Gitelman describes the ways that recorded sound and digitally networked textual content every one emerged as neighborhood anomalies that have been but deeply embedded in the reigning good judgment of public lifestyles and public reminiscence. after all Gitelman turns to the area extensive internet and asks how the historical past of the internet is already being advised, how the net may also withstand historical past, and the way utilizing the net will be generating the stipulations of its personal historicity.

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

By Jaron Lanier

A nationwide BESTSELLER

A programmer, musician, and father of digital truth expertise, Jaron Lanier used to be a pioneer in electronic media, and one of the first to foretell the innovative adjustments it'll deliver to our trade and tradition. Now, with the internet influencing almost each point of our lives, he bargains this provocative critique of ways electronic layout is shaping society, for higher and for worse.
 
Informed through Lanier’s event and services as a working laptop or computer scientist, You are usually not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural difficulties that experience unwittingly risen from programming choices—such because the nature of consumer identity—that have been “locked-in” on the delivery of electronic media and considers what a destiny in keeping with present layout philosophies will convey. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based information garage structures, and internet 2.0 designs that raise the “wisdom” of mobs and desktop algorithms over the intelligence and knowledge of people, his message hasn't ever been extra urgent.

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ICT and Language Learning: From Print to the Mobile Phone

By Marie-Madeleine Kenning

Providing a unique viewpoint, this ebook explores the interaction of ICT and language studying in the context of technological and social swap, from the printing press to the cell phone. It considers how technological advances, via their effect on conversation, language and schooling, impact not just how languages are learnt, but in addition what sort of language is learnt. The procedure highlights either the multifaceted and complicated nature of language learn and its evolutionary dimension.

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