the mit guide to science and engineering communication second edition

Download Book The Mit Guide To Science And Engineering Communication Second Edition in PDF format. You can Read Online The Mit Guide To Science And Engineering Communication Second Edition here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Mit Guide To Science And Engineering Communication

Author : James G. Paradis
ISBN : 0262661276
Genre : Computers
File Size : 41. 82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 744
Read : 784

Download Now


A second edition of a popular guide to scientific and technical communication,updated to reflect recent changes in computer technology.

Learning To Communicate In Science And Engineering

Author : Mya Poe
ISBN : 9780262162470
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87. 66 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 828
Read : 488

Download Now


Case studies and pedagogical strategies to help science and engineering students improve their writing and speaking skills while developing professional identities.

Modeling And Analysis Of Communicating Systems

Author : Jan Friso Groote
ISBN : 9780262027717
Genre : Computers
File Size : 23. 47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 212
Read : 466

Download Now


Complex communicating computer systems -- computers connected by data networks and in constant communication with their environments -- do not always behave as expected. This book introduces behavioral modeling, a rigorous approach to behavioral specification and verification of concurrent and distributed systems. It is among the very few techniques capable of modeling systems interaction at a level of abstraction sufficient for the interaction to be understood and analyzed. Offering both a mathematically grounded theory and real-world applications, the book is suitable for classroom use and as a reference for system architects. The book covers the foundation of behavioral modeling using process algebra, transition systems, abstract data types, and modal logics. Exercises and examples augment the theoretical discussion. The book introduces a modeling language, mCRL2, that enables concise descriptions of even the most intricate distributed algorithms and protocols. Using behavioral axioms and such proof methods as confluence, cones, and foci, readers will learn how to prove such algorithms equal to their specifications. Specifications in mCRL2 can be simulated, visualized, or verified against their requirements. An extensive mCRL2 toolset for mechanically verifying the requirements is freely available online; this toolset has been successfully used to design and analyze industrial software that ranges from healthcare applications to particle accelerators at CERN. Appendixes offer material on equations and notation as well as exercise solutions.

Introduction To Embedded Systems

Author : Edward Ashford Lee
ISBN : 9780262340526
Genre : Computers
File Size : 60. 23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 430
Read : 555

Download Now


The most visible use of computers and software is processing information for human consumption. The vast majority of computers in use, however, are much less visible. They run the engine, brakes, seatbelts, airbag, and audio system in your car. They digitally encode your voice and construct a radio signal to send it from your cell phone to a base station. They command robots on a factory floor, power generation in a power plant, processes in a chemical plant, and traffic lights in a city. These less visible computers are called embedded systems, and the software they run is called embedded software. The principal challenges in designing and analyzing embedded systems stem from their interaction with physical processes. This book takes a cyber-physical approach to embedded systems, introducing the engineering concepts underlying embedded systems as a technology and as a subject of study. The focus is on modeling, design, and analysis of cyber-physical systems, which integrate computation, networking, and physical processes. The second edition offers two new chapters, several new exercises, and other improvements. The book can be used as a textbook at the advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level and as a professional reference for practicing engineers and computer scientists. Readers should have some familiarity with machine structures, computer programming, basic discrete mathematics and algorithms, and signals and systems.

Plato And The Nerd

Author : Edward Ashford Lee
ISBN : 9780262341219
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 27. 42 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 677
Read : 591

Download Now


In this book, Edward Ashford Lee makes a bold claim: that the creators of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity. Technology has advanced to the point where progress seems limited not by physical constraints but the human imagination. Writing for both literate technologists and numerate humanists, Lee makes a case for engineering -- creating technology -- as a deeply intellectual and fundamentally creative process. Explaining why digital technology has been so transformative and so liberating, Lee argues that the real power of technology stems from its partnership with humans. Lee explores the ways that engineers use models and abstraction to build inventive artificial worlds and to give us things that we never dreamed of -- for example, the ability to carry in our pockets everything humans have ever published. But he also attempts to counter the runaway enthusiasm of some technology boosters who claim everything in the physical world is a computation -- that even such complex phenomena as human cognition are software operating on digital data. Lee argues that the evidence for this is weak, and the likelihood that nature has limited itself to processes that conform to today's notion of digital computation is remote. Lee goes on to argue that artificial intelligence's goal of reproducing human cognitive functions in computers vastly underestimates the potential of computers. In his view, technology is coevolving with humans. It augments our cognitive and physical capabilities while we nurture, develop, and propagate the technology itself. Complementarity is more likely than competition.

Envisioning Science

Author : Felice Frankel
ISBN : 0262562057
Genre : Photography
File Size : 71. 50 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 745
Read : 1256

Download Now


A complete guide to the creation of compelling science photographs.

Listening In The Field

Author : Joeri Bruyninckx
ISBN : 9780262345415
Genre : Science
File Size : 81. 1 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 698
Read : 1276

Download Now


The transformation of sound recording into a scientific technique in the study of birdsong, as biologists turned wildlife sounds into scientific objects. Scientific observation and representation tend to be seen as exclusively visual affairs. But scientists have often drawn on sensory experiences other than the visual. Since the end of the nineteenth century, biologists have used a variety of techniques to register wildlife sounds. In this book, Joeri Bruyninckx describes the evolution of sound recording into a scientific technique for studying the songs and calls of wild birds and asks, what it means to listen to animal voices as a scientist. The practice of recording birdsong took shape at the intersection of popular entertainment and field ornithology, turning recordings into objects of investigation and popular fascination. Shaped by the technologies and interests of amateur naturalism and music teaching, radio broadcasting and gramophone production, hobby electronics and communication engineering, birdsong recordings traveled back and forth between scientific and popular domains, to appear on gramophone recordings, radio broadcasts, and movie soundtracks. Bruyninckx follows four technologies—the musical score, the electric microphone, the portable magnetic tape recorder, and the sound spectrograph—through a cultural history of field recording and scientific listening. He chronicles a period when verbal descriptions, musical notations, and onomatopoeic syllables represented birdsong and shaped a community of listeners; later electric recordings struggled with notions of fidelity, realism, objectivity, and authenticity; scientists, early citizen scientists, and the recording industry negotiated recording exchange; and trained listeners complemented the visual authority of spectrographic laboratory analyses. This book reveals a scientific process fraught with conversions, between field and laboratory, sound and image, science and its various audiences.

Surveillance Or Security

Author : Susan Landau
ISBN : 9780262294911
Genre : Law
File Size : 41. 93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 513
Read : 243

Download Now


Digital communications are the lifeblood of modern society. We "meet up" online, tweet our reactions millions of times a day, connect through social networking rather than in person. Large portions of business and commerce have moved to the Web, and much of our critical infrastructure, including the electric power grid, is controlled online. This reliance on information systems leaves us highly exposed and vulnerable to cyberattack. Despite this, U.S. law enforcement and national security policy remain firmly focused on wiretapping and surveillance. But, as cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues in Surveillance or Security?, the old surveillance paradigms do not easily fit the new technologies. By embedding eavesdropping mechanisms into communication technology itself, we are building tools that could be turned against us and opting for short-term security and creating dangerous long-term risks.How can we get communications security right? Landau offers a set of principles to govern wiretapping policy that will allow us to protect our national security as well as our freedom.

Flexibility In Engineering Design

Author : Richard de Neufville
ISBN : 9780262297332
Genre : Science
File Size : 48. 57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 737
Read : 909

Download Now


Project teams can improve results by recognizing that the future is inevitably uncertain and that by creating flexible designs they can adapt to eventualities. This approach enables them to take advantage of new opportunities and avoid harmful losses. Designers of complex, long-lasting projects -- such as communication networks, power plants, or hospitals -- must learn to abandon fixed specifications and narrow forecasts. They need to avoid the "flaw of averages," the conceptual pitfall that traps so many designs in underperformance. Failure to allow for changing circumstances risks leaving significant value untapped. This book is a guide for creating and implementing value-enhancing flexibility in design. It will be an essential resource for all participants in the development and operation of technological systems: designers, managers, financial analysts, investors, regulators, and academics.The book provides a high-level overview of why flexibility in design is needed to deliver significantly increased value. It describes in detail methods to identify, select, and implement useful flexibility. The book is unique in that it explicitly recognizes that future outcomes are uncertain. It thus presents forecasting, analysis, and evaluation tools especially suited to this reality. Appendixes provide expanded explanations of concepts and analytic tools.

Visual Strategies

Author : Felice Frankel
ISBN : 9780300176445
Genre : Design
File Size : 81. 76 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 518
Read : 308

Download Now


Helps scientists and engineers to communicate research results by showing how to create effective graphics for use in journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, presentations and more.

Top Download:

Best Books