Table of Contents -Shape-Memory Polymers and Shape-Changing Polymers By M. Behl, J. Zotzmann, and A. Lendlein -Shape-Memory Polymer Composites By Samy A. Madbouly and Andreas Lendlein -Characterization Methods for Shape-Memory Polymers By W. Wagermaier, K. Kratz, M. Heuchel, and A. Lendlein -Shape-Memory Polymers for Biomedical Applications By Christopher M. Yakacki and Ken Gall -Controlled Drug Release from Biodegradable Shape-Memory Polymers By ChristianWischke, Axel T. Neffe, and Andreas Lendlein
Critical Infrastructure: Reliability and Vulnerability
Publisher: Springer | 2007 | PDF | 331 pages | ISBN: 3540680551 | 6Mb
This text brings together differing geographic perspectives in modeling and analysis in order to highlight infrastructure weaknesses or plan for their protection. International scholars, from a variety of disciplines – geography, regional science, planning, public policy, operations research, mathematics, computer science, engineering and transportation - offer varying perspectives on this subject. This text is an important contribution offering synthesis and new methodological approaches. The purpose of this volume is to explore the potential consequences of critical infrastructure failure, stemming from both man-made (e.g., terrorist attacks) and natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.). The approaches employed are wide-ranging, including geographic, economic and social perspectives on critical infrastructure issues.
European Metropolitan Housing Markets
Publisher: Springer | 2007 | PDF | 363 pages | ISBN: 3540698914 | 5.2Mb
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of housing theory and policy with a focus on metropolitan regions. The results are based on case studies of twelve European metropolitan regions, including expert panels organized in each. Using an approach from the field of industrial economics, the analysis is divided into the three related stages "structure", "conduct" and "performance." The essential idea is that the structure of a market, defined by market conditions, market growth, forms of competition and control, influences the economic behavior of both companies and households. The effects of this behavior can be observed in the development of prices; exchanged, constructed and maintained housing quantities; location patterns and choice of space. The contributions of this volume reveal significant differences in housing policies between European countries, while at the same time showing that policy effects are well in line with expectations based on traditional housing theory.
Men's Health UK - September 2010
English | 220 pages | PDF | 50.20 Mb
Men's Health is the UK's best-selling quality men's magazine packed with expert tips and advice on everything today's man needs to feel fitter, healthier, and happier. Every month Men's Health delivers the inside track on the subjects that matter most to men. Naturally there's fitness, weight loss and general health plus the best advice on food, nutrition and meal plans. The award-winning Men's Health also delivers the very best in sex and relationships, gear, style, grooming, travel and wealth. Small steps, big results: It's an essential read for any man who wants to make his life better without turning his world upside down.
Broadband Planar Antennas: Design and Applications
Publisher: Wiley | 2006 | PDF | 258 pages | ISBN: 0470871741 | 5.1Mb
The increasing demand for wireless communications has revolutionised the lifestyle of today’s society and one of the key components of wireless technology is antenna design. Broadband planar antennas are the newest generation of antennas boasting the attractive features required, such as broad operating bandwidth, low profile, light weight, low cost and ease of integration into arrays or Radio Frequency (RF) circuits, to make them ideal components of modern communications systems. Research into small and broadband antennas has been spurred by the rapid development of portable wireless communication devices such as cell phones, laptops and personal digital assistants.
New Introduction to Multiple Time Series Analysis
Publisher: Springer | 2005 | PDF | 764 pages | ISBN: 3540401725 | 5.3Mb
This reference work and graduate-level textbook deals with analyzing and forecasting multiple time series, considering a wide range of models and methods. It is based on the author’s successful Introduction to Multiple Time Series Analysis, updated to include the state of the art and latest developments in the field. The book enables readers to perform their analyses in a competent and up-to-date manner, bridging the gap to the difficult technical literature on the topic.
McGraw-Hill's Essential Phrasal Verbs Dictionary, 2nd Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | 2008 | PDF | 288 pages | ISBN: 0071497838 | 1.7Mb
This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English phrasal verbs, two-word verbs, prepositional verbs, and verbs that are used together. Entries include definitions and examples of phrasal verbs used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Phrasal Verbs Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage.
Presents critical reviews on the trends in modern chemical research. This book contains short and concise reports on chemistry. It is of interest to scientists and practitioners in the mentioned fields and in industry.
Compact , simple and handy interlinked pdf version of index containing more than 450 named organic reactions.Different from other books on name reactions in organic chemistry, Name Reactions, A Collection of Detailed Reaction Mechanisms focuses on their mechanisms. It covers over 450 classical as well as contemporary name reactions. Each reaction is delineated by its detailed step-by-step, electron-pushing mechanism, supplemented with the original and the latest references, especially review articles. Thus, it is not only an indispensable resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students for learning and exams, but also a good reference book for all chemists interested in name reactions.
Magento 1.3 Sales Tactics Cookbook : Quick Answer to Common Problems
Publisher: Packt Publishing 2010 | 292 Pages | ISBN: 1849510121 | PDF | 16 MB
Solve real-world Magento sales problems with a collection of simple but effective recipes
Build a professional Magento sales web site, with the help of easy-to-follow steps and ample screenshots, to solve real-world business needs and requirements
Develop your web site by using your creativity and exploiting the sales techniques that suit your needs
Simplified Theory, Applications and Examples for Organic Chemistry and Structural Biology provides a fresh, practical guide to NMR for both students and practitioners, in a clearly written and non-mathematical format. It gives the reader an intermediate level theoretical basis for understanding laboratory applications, developing concepts gradually within the context of examples and useful experiments.
This practical, well-organized reference delves deeply into functional group transformations, to provide all the detailed information that researchers need.