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Alternative Energy Demystified

Alternative Energy Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071592635
Release 2006-11-13
Pages 322
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Will appeal to engineering and science students, teachers, consumers, and energy-related corporations Covers the environment, transportation, efficiency, and cost



Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD 2nd Edition

Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD  2nd Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071794343
Release 2013-01-05
Pages 368
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DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Passive solar heating Thermal-mass cooling Propulsion with biofuels Electric vehicles Large-scale hydropower Semiconductor lamps Geothermal power Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.



Power with Nature

Power with Nature Author Rex A. Ewing
ISBN-10 9780977372492
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 239
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"Covers renewable energy options for grid-tied and off-grid homeowners, including solar energy (passive and active), wind power, microhydro energy, geothermal heat pumps, solar water heating, biomass heating, backup generators and pumping/storing water. Also examines energy conservation, system sizing/pricing, and tax incentives"--



Physics Demystified

Physics Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 0071412123
Release 2002-03-22
Pages 599
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO UNDERSTAND PHYSICS Now anyone with an interest in the physical sciences can master physics -- without formal training or drowning in a sea of complicated formulas and equations. In Physics Demystified best-selling author Stan Gibilisco offers a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of physics. With Physics Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most books on physics, general principles are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept to a minimum. This unique self-teaching guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book. Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Physics Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on physics. HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO: * Understand the math used in physical science * Solve mass/force/acceleration problems * Create mathematical models of physical phenomena * Perform distance vs. time calculations * Determine potential and kinetic energy * Calculate the wavelength of sounds and radio signals * Understand visible light interference patterns * Calculate the energy and frequency of a moving particle * Understand atomic structure * Learn about electric current, voltage, resistance, power, and energy



Making Everyday Electronics Work A Do It Yourself Guide

Making Everyday Electronics Work  A Do It Yourself Guide Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071808002
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 288
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UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTO If you've ever felt lost when choosing a home entertainment system, wondered how to test an electrical outlet to see if it's grounded, or puzzled over how to make the Wi-Fi in the front room reach the back—then this book is for you! Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide explains how electricity works and shows you how to take care of the electronics and electrical systems around your house. Save time and money by doing your own electrical diagnostics with help from this practical resource! Learn how to measure electrical current strength, test for electromagnetic interference, and trace failures in circuits. Save power and even replace your current power source with alternative forms of energy. And don't let a tangle of cables and an alphabet-soup of electronics terms keep you from installing a new entertainment system. You'll learn all the practical information you need to know in this easy-to-understand book! Learn the basics of electronics--DC/AC, batteries, power supplies, electromagnetics, semiconductors, digital logic, taking electrical measurements, and more Assemble a practical workbench and acquire essential tools for DIY testing and repairs Manage your breaker or fuse box, circuits, and outlets Explore alternative electricity sources such as generators, fuel cells, and solar, wind, and hydro power Learn how your car or truck's electrical system works Successfully set up a hi-fi stereo, TV, or home theater system Resolve problems with interference among wireless devices



Hydrogen Hot Stuff Cool Science

Hydrogen   Hot Stuff  Cool Science Author Rex A. Ewing
ISBN-10 9780977372416
Release 2007
Pages 287
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Includes technologies behind hydrogen energy and fuel cells, renewable and non-renewable energy sources (solar, wind, ethanol, coal, nuclear)



Electricity Demystified

Electricity Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071466967
Release 2005-02-11
Pages 320
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POWER UP YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRICITY Now anyone with an interest in electricity can master it -- without getting their wires crossed. In Electricity Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective and painless way to improve your understanding of the electricity that powers so much of modern life. With Electricity Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes and tests at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 70-question final exam to reinforce the entire book. If you want to build or refresh your understanding of electricity, here's a fast, entertaining self-teaching course that's really electrifying! Get ready to: Understand what gives electricity its power Solve problems involving current, voltage, power, and resistance Grasp the connection between electricity and magnetism Discover how magnetic levitation works Learn about alternative electricity sources, such as solar energy and fuel cells Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself! A fast, effective, and fun way to learn about electricity, Electricity Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of one of the most powerful forces in our lives.



Everyday Math Demystified

Everyday Math Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071471060
Release 2004-06-25
Pages 440
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Say goodbye to dry presentations, gruelling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep, now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know Everyday Math Demystified has everything you need to know about essential mathematics, including arithmetic, ratios, and proportions, working with money, the International System of Units, perimeter and area, graphs, stock returns, square roots, rates of change, and much more.



Electronics Demystified Second Edition

Electronics Demystified  Second Edition Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071768085
Release 2011-10-28
Pages 480
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SUPERCHARGE your understanding of ELECTRONICS Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed! Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step. This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Ohm's law Current and voltage in RL and RC circuits Oscillation and amplification Bipolar and field-effect transistors Radio-wave propagation Receiver and transmitter design Communications satellites and antennas Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.



First Aid for the Neurology Boards

First Aid for the Neurology Boards Author Michael Rafii
ISBN-10 0071742883
Release 2010-05-07
Pages 495
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The Insider's Guide to Acing the Neurology Boards-- Written by Physicians Who Passed! Apply the proven First Aid formula for Neurology Board success! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a nice, concise review of high-yield neurology and psychiatry topics focused on preparing for neurology board examinations. It can easily be read or reviewed in a short period of time, and the tables and graphics are also helpful. 4 Stars."--Doody's Review Service First Aid for the Neurology Boards is a unique guide for success on the Neurology Boards, in-training exams, and recertification. You will find hundreds of frequently-tested facts based on feedback from students who just passed the exam along with mini-cases essential for oral board preparation.The books is written by recent test-takers and reviewed by top faculty so you know you are studying the most up-to-date, relevant information possible. Features Hundreds of high-yield facts, mnenomics, clinical images, and summary tables help you ace the boards and in-service exams Covers must-know neurology AND psychiatry topics in one complete volume Written by recent, successful test-takers and reviewed by faculty so you know you're studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible Integrated mini-cases highlight frequently tested scenarios and classic patient presentations Great for in-service and board exams and the perfect refresher before recertification The Content You Need to Excel on the Boards: Guide to the ABPN Examination, Neurology Topics: Neuroanatomy, Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Headache and Pain, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-ophthalomology and Neuro-otology, Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Neurological Infections, Neuromuscular Disease, Pediatric Neurology and Neurogenetics, Seizures, Epilepsy, and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatry Topics: Substance Abuse and Dependence, Delirium, Anxiety Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Primary Psychotic Disorders. Visit www.FirstAidfortheBoards.com and www.FirstAidTeam.com



Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD 2nd Edition

Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD  2nd Edition Author Tom Betsy
ISBN-10 9780071761109
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 320
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Demystified is your vaccine for tricky subjects like microbiology If you don't know your prokaryotes from your protozoa, or learning about fungi puts you in a funk, look no further--Microbiology Demystified, Second Edition is your cure for learning this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at the cell level. As you progress, you will master microbiology essentials such as bacteria, algae, viruses, pasteurization, and more. You will understand the difference between friendly and unfriendly microorganisms as well as the microscope's role in shaping microbiology. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Classification of microorganisms Immunology Germ theory Recombinant DNA technology Pathogens E.coli Antiseptics Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Microbiology Demystified. Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.



Advanced Physics Demystified

Advanced Physics Demystified Author Stan Gibilisco
ISBN-10 9780071631495
Release 2007-06-22
Pages 354
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Now it's relatively EASY to learn ADVANCED PHYSICS Interested in excelling in physics but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! Advanced Physics Demystified helps you understand this complex subject matter without expending a lot of energy. You'll start by learning about linear motion and plane trajectories and then move on to circular and harmonic motion. Next, you'll study thermodynamics, electrical impedance and admittance, and alternating-current circuit analysis. Gravitation, nuclear physics, and radiant energy are also covered. Filled with helpful illustrations and examples and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the essentials of advanced physics in no time at all. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Sample problems with worked solutions A quick way to prepare for physics questions on college entrance exams Coverage of Kepler's Laws, Newton's Law, and Ohm's Law for AC circuits A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Advanced Physics Demystified takes the resistance out of learning this fascinating subject.



Complete Wireless Design

Complete Wireless Design Author Cotter Sayre
ISBN-10 9780071383738
Release 2001-02-12
Pages 547
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Easily design today’s wireless systems and circuits Design an entire radio system from the ground up instead of relying on a simple plug-in selection of circuits to be modified. Avoid an arduous trek through theory and mathematical derivations. Cotter Sayre’s Complete Wireless Design covers wireless hardware design more thoroughly than any other handbook —and does it without burying you in math. This new guide from today’s bestselling wireless author gives you all the skills you need to design wireless systems and circuits. If you want to climb the learning curve with grace, and start designing what you need immediately, this reasonably priced resource is your best choice. It’s certain to be the most-used reference in your wireless arsenal for designing cutting-edge filters, amplifiers, RF switches, oscillators, and more. You get: Simplified calculations for impedance matching, analysis of wireless links, and completing a frequency plan Real-world examples of designing with RFIC’s and MMIC’s Full circuit and electromagnetic software simulations More



The Science of Renewable Energy Second Edition

The Science of Renewable Energy  Second Edition Author Frank R. Spellman
ISBN-10 9781138032163
Release 2016-06-26
Pages 559
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Latest Edition Explores Fresh, New Alternatives to Fossil Fuels The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Edition takes a look at ways to produce sustainable and reliable energy sources and presents practical examples along with scientific methods, models, observations, and tools. Developed by esteemed author Frank R. Spellman, this book includes input from industry experts offering guidance and direction on obtaining self-replenishing energy from natural processes. The book focuses on the various forms of renewable energy derived from natural processes that are constantly replenished: solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, wave energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy, hydropower energy, biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cells. New in the Second Edition: Updates each chapter with current information including the latest innovations Elaborates on energy basics Adds important energy parameters dealing with both fossil fuel supplies and renewable resources (energy units as they apply to fossil fuel energy and renewable energy) Expands each chapter to include both the pros and cons of renewable energy production and use The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Edition focuses on the production of clean and efficient energy sources and serves as a reference to undergraduates in renewable energy courses as well as non-specialists within the energy industries.



Bluetooth Demystified

Bluetooth Demystified Author Nathan J. Muller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050256075
Release 2001
Pages 396
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Bluetooth is a wireless networking standard that allows seamless communication of voice, email and such like. This guide to Bluetooth helps to figure out if it's right for your products and services. It details the strengths and weaknesses of Bluetooth and has coverage of applications and products.



Signals Systems Demystified

Signals   Systems Demystified Author David McMahon
ISBN-10 0071712224
Release 2006-09-06
Pages 302
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The fast and easy way to learn signals and systems Get a working knowledge of signal processing and systems--even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. Signals and Systems Demystified offers an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn this essential electrical engineering subject. First, you'll learn methods used to calculate energy and power in signals. Next, you'll study signals in the frequency domain using Fourier analysis. Other topics covered include amplitude, frequency, and phase modulation, spectral analysis, convolution, the Laplace transform, and the z-transform. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and explained solutions, and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you the fundamentals of signals and systems in no time at all. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Signals and Systems Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex subject. This hands-on, self-teaching text offers: An easy way to understand signal processing and systems Hundreds of worked examples with solutions A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!



Satellite Communications

Satellite Communications Author Dennis Roddy
ISBN-10 9780071382854
Release 2001-04-05
Pages 500
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THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Satellite Communications, Third Edition is the latest update of the reference widely regarded as the most complete and accessible intro to this dynamic area of engineering. This edition has been revised to include the hottest applications in a rapidly growing field with expanded coverage of CDMA...new Internet via satellite and digital TV broadcasting chapters...an expanded section on geostationary orbits...error correction coding...and a preview of coming applications and growth. Author Dennis Roddy’s authoritative and readable treatment provides you with: Full descriptions of hardware, including satellite structures, antennas, earth stations, and onboard systems Cutting-edge applications such as wireless Internet, telephony, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and worldwide broadcasts of digital TV New information on ATM, TCP/IP, and LEO networking over satellites, mobile systems, and onboard switching Details on methods, orbits, links, access, signals, modulation, and interference All examples and problems worked in MathCad, with mathematical complexities pared to a minimum