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  • ASTM Compass - International Standards & Digital Library
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  • Electrical engineering handbook, The
  • Electronics handbook, The
    see also [ENG-REF TK7867 .E4244 2005]

    Offers a comprehensive reference to the concepts, models, and equations necessary to analyze, design, and predict the behavior of complex electrical devices, circuits, instruments, and systems. This book covers the engineering aspects and includes sections on reliability, safety, and engineering management.

  • Comprehensive dictionary of electrical engineering
    see also [ENG-REF TK9 .C575 2005]

    Includes process control and instrumentation, embedded sensors and system, biomedical engineering, hybrid vehicles mechatronics, data storage, and GIS. This book also includes terms that reflect the growth in: computer electronics, image processing, nanotechnology, and fuel cells.

  • Handbook of electrical engineering, The [ENG-REF TK145 .H36 1996]

    Paragraph and heading tags not suitable here. Hyperlinks, bold, italic, colour are acceptable.

  • Pocket book of electrical engineering formulas [ENG-REF TK153 .D68 1993]
  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of engineering

    Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline.

  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms [multiple locations ENG-REF Q123 .M34 1994]
    Provides definitions for 100,100 scientific and technical terms, and includes an appendix with useful supplementary materials.

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  • Advanced signal processing handbook : theory and implementation for radar, sonar, and medical imaging real time systems
    see also [ENG-REF TK5102.9 .A383 2001]

    Presents the theoretical and practical developments in the field of advanced signal processing. This book develops a generic processing structure, based on the similarities between radar, sonar, and medical imaging systems, to present an introduction to these principles and applications.

  • Avionics handbook, The
    see also [ENG-REF TL695 .A8163 2001]

    Presents coverage of avionics, from the building blocks of a typical system through the process used in designing, building, and testing an avionics system. This book is suitable for working engineers, their managers, and others who need information on various aspects of avionics.

  • Communications handbook, The [ENG-REF TK5101 .C6583 1996]

    Presents a review of worldwide communications standards. The text presents essential engineering coverage of telephony, networks, optical communications, satellite, wireless, source compression, broadcasting and entertainment and coverage of topics related to Internet communications.

  • Computer engineering handbook, The
    see also [ENG-REF TK7885 .C645 2002]

    A comprehensive handbook on computer engineering. Exploring the developments, trends, and future directions of the field, it also captures what is fundamental and of lasting value.

  • RF and microwave handbook, The
    see also [ENG-REF TK7876 .R42 2001]

    Containing information on microwave theory, techniques, and applications, this work provides an overview of microwave and RF products, as well as traditional military applications, such as radar and electronic countermeasures. It also deals with technical constraints, circuit design issues, and passive and active device technologies.

  • Transforms and Applications Handbook, The
    Highlighting the use of transforms and their properties, this title offers an introduction to signals and systems, including properties of the delta function and some classical orthogonal functions. It then details different transforms, including lapped, Mellin, wavelet, and Hartley varieties.
  • Transformer and inductor design handbook
    see also [ENG-REF TK7872 .T7 M32 2004]
    This third edition presents a practical approach to transformer and inductor design. It extensively covers essential topics such as the area product and core geometry, while providing complete information on magnetic materials and core characteristics using step-by-step design examples.
  • Mechatronics handbook, The
    see also [ENG-REF TJ163.12 .M434 2002]

    A handbook that covers mechatronics. It contains figures, formulas, tables, and citations, cross-referenced for easy access.

  • Industrial electronics handbook, The [ENG-REF TK7881 .I52 1997]

    From traditional topics that form the core of industrial electronics to various concepts and technologies, this book presents different topics in electronics, system and process control, factory communications, measurement and instrumentation, circuits and devices, hardware, software, and factory automation.

  • Mathematical handbook for electrical engineers [ENG-REF TK153 .L428 2005]

    When trying to solve a complex, seemingly unsolvable problem, electrical engineers sometimes need to start at the very beginning of the problem. To arrive at a solution, they have to go back to the basics and examine the mathematical rules, laws, and formulas that are at the root of every electrical engineering problem. Written by experienced engineers, Mathematical Handbook for Electrical Engineers is an invaluable resource for professionals in the field, and also serves as a time-saving reference for students.

  • Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook , The [ENG-REF QC39 .M393 1999]

    Describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry and the life sciences. Areas covered include: Spatial variables measurement; Time and frequency measurement; Mechanical veriables measurement: solid, fluid and thermal; Electromagnetic variables measurement; Optical variables measurement; Radiation measurement; Chemical variables measurement; pH Measurement; Environmental measurement; Biomedical variables measurement; Signal processing; Displays; Liquid crystals displays; Light-emitting diode displays; Control; PID control.

  • Control handbook, The [ENG-REF TJ213 .C642 1996]

    Covers various aspects of control systems, from the mathematical foundations to applications in robot and manipulator control. This work contains sections on fundamental methods of control, advanced methods of control, and applications of control. It reports on digital control for computers, features of aerospace controls, and robot control.

  • Robot operating system (ROS) : the complete reference. (Volume 1) [ENG-REF TJ211.35 .R63 2016]

    Part I. ROS Basics and Foundations.- Part II. Navigation, Motion and Planning.- Part III. Service and Experimental Robots.- Part IV. Real-World Applications Deployment.- Part V. Perception and Sensing.- Part VI. Software Engineering with ROS.- Part VII. ROS Simulation Frameworks.- Part VII. Advanced Tools for ROS.

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To browse the shelves for books in Electrical and Computer Engineering, try the following ranges:

QA 75-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA 76.75-76.765 Computer software
QC 1-999 Physics
TA 1501-1820 Applied optics. Lasers
TJ 212-225 Control engineering
TK 301-451 Electric meters
TK 452-541 Electric apparatus and materials
TK 1001-1841 Production of electric energy. Power plants
TK 2000-2891 Dynamoelectric machinery (generators, motors, transformers)
TK 3001-3521 Distribution or transmission of electric power
TK 4125-4399 Electric lighting
TK 5101-6720 Telecommunication
TK 7800-8360 Electronics
TK 7885-7895 Computer engineering


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