51 Adaptive Filtering: Algorithms and Practical Implementation, (The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science)
Adaptive Filtering: Algorithms and Practical Implementation, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of adaptive filtering, covering as many algorithms as possible in a unified form that avoids repetition and simplifies notation. It is suitable as a textbook for senior undergraduate or first-year graduate courses in adaptive signal processing and adaptive filters. The philosophy of the presentation is to expose the material with a solid theoretical foundation, to concentrate on algorithms that really work in a finite-precision implementation, and to provide easy access to working algorithms. Hence, practicing engineers and scientists will also find the book to be an excellent reference. This second edition contains a substantial amount of new material: + Two new chapters on nonlinear and subband adaptive filtering; + Linearly constrained Weiner filters and LMS algorithms; + LMS algorithm behavior in fast adaptation; + Affine projection algorithms; + Derivation smoothing; + MATLAB codes for algorithms. An instructor's manual, a set of master transparencies, and the MATLAB codes for all of the algorithms described in the text are also available. Useful to both professional researchers and students, the text includes 185 problems; over 38 examples, and over 130 illustrations. It is of primary interest to those working in signal processing, communications, and circuits and systems. It will also be of interest to those working in power systems, networks, learning systems, and intelligent systems.
52 Activating Unreactive Substrates: The Role of Secondary Interactions
The use of secondary interactions for the activation of non-reactive substrates constitutes a new and modern approach in catalysis.
This first comprehensive treatment of this important research field covers the entire field and reveals the links between the various chemical disciplines. It thus adopts an interdisciplinary approach, making it of interest to the whole chemical community.
A must for organic, inorganic, catalytic and complex chemists, as well as those working with/on organometallics.
53 3D Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are used in almost every type of advanced engineering structure, with their usage ranging from aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft through to boats, ships and offshore platforms and to automobiles, sports goods, chemical processing equipment and civil infrastructure such as bridges and buildlings. The usage of FRP composites continues to grow at an impessive rate as these materials are used more in their existing markets and become established in relatively new markets such as biomedical devices and civil structures. A key factor driving the increased applications of composites over the recent years is the development of new advanced forms of FRP materials. This includes developments in high performance resin systems and new styles of reinforcement, such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. This book provides an up-to-date account of the fabrication, mechanical properties, delamination resistance, impact tolerance and applications of 3D FRP composites. The book focuses on 3D composites made using the textile technologies of weaving, braiding, knitting and stiching as well as by z-pinning.
54 Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering, Volume 8, Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering
From reviews of previous volumes:
"This is an essential book for researchers in electrochemistry; it covers areas of both fundamental and practical importance, with reviews of high quality. The material is very well presented and the choice of topics reflects a balanced editorial policy that is welcomed." (The Analyst)
"All the contributions in this volume are well up to the standard of this excellent series and will be of great value to electrochemists... The editors again deserve to be congratulated on this fine collection of reviews." (Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Chemistry)
"...competently and clearly written." (Berichte der Bunsen- Gesellschaft fur Physikalische Chemie)
"... This book is a marvelous addition to the new series on electrochemical science and engineering." (Bulletin of Electrochemistry)