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Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TJ, TL, TS (Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Heavy vehicle technology / David J. Leeming, Reg Hartley
    TL 230.L374

  • Come fly with us : NASA's Payload Specialist Program / Melvin Croft and John Youskauskas ; foreword by Don Thomas
    TL 521.312 C76 2019eb

    Come Fly with Us is the story of an elite group of space travelers who flew as members of many space shuttle crews from pre- Challenger days to Columbia in 2003. Not part of the regular NASA astronaut corps, these professionals known as "payload specialists" came from a wide variety of backgrounds and were chosen for an equally wide variety of scientific, political, and national security reasons. Melvin Croft and John Youskauskas focus on this special fraternity of spacefarers and their individual reflections on living and working in space. Relatively unknown to the public and often flying only single missions, these payload specialists give the reader an unusual perspective on the experience of human spaceflight. The authors also bring to light NASA's struggle to integrate the wide-ranging personalities and professions of these men and women into the professional astronaut ranks.

    While Come Fly with Us relates the experiences of the payload specialists up to and including the Challenger tragedy, the authors also detail the later high-profile flights of a select few, including Barbara Morgan, John Glenn (who returned to space at the age of seventy-seven), and Ilan Ramon of Israel aboard Columbia on its final, fatal flight, STS-107.

  • Destined for the stars : faith, the future, and America's final frontier / Catherine L. Newell
    TL 790 N49 2019eb

  • Fluid power engineering / M. Galal Rabie
    TJ 840 R288 2009

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.

    Develop high-performance hydraulic and pneumatic power systems

    Design, operate, and maintain fluid and pneumatic power equipment using the expert information contained in this authoritative volume. Fluid Power Engineering presents a comprehensive approach to hydraulic systems engineering with a solid grounding in hydrodynamic theory. The book explains how to create accurate mathematical models, select and assemble components, and integrate powerful servo valves and actuators. You will also learn how to build low-loss transmission lines, analyze system performance, and optimize efficiency.

    Work with hydraulic fluids, pumps, gauges, and cylinders Design transmission lines using the lumped parameter model Minimize power losses due to friction, leakage, and line resistance Construct and operate accumulators, pressure switches, and filters Develop mathematical models of electrohydraulic servosystems Convert hydraulic power into mechanical energy using actuators Precisely control load displacement using HSAs and control valves Apply fluid systems techniques to pneumatic power systems

  • Shattered dreams : the lost and canceled space missions / Colin Burgess ; foreword by Don Thomas
    TL 789.85 A1B866 2019eb
    Shattered Dreams delves into the personal stories and recollections of several men and women who were in line to fly a specific or future space mission but lost that opportunity due to personal reasons, mission cancellations, or even tragedies. While some of the subjects are familiar names in spaceflight history, the accounts of others are told here for the first time. Colin Burgess features spaceflight candidates from the United States, Russia, Indonesia, Australia, and Great Britain.

    Shattered Dreams brings to new life such episodes and upheavals in spaceflight history as the saga of the three Apollo missions that were cancelled due to budgetary constraints and never flew; NASA astronaut Patricia Hilliard Robertson, who died of burn injuries after her airplane crashed before she had a chance to fly into space; and a female cosmonaut who might have become the first journalist to fly in space. Another NASA astronaut was preparing to fly an Apollo mission before he was diagnosed with a disqualifying illness. There is also the amazing story of the pilot who could have bailed out of his damaged aircraft but held off while heroically avoiding a populated area and later applied to NASA to fulfill his cherished dream of becoming an astronaut despite having lost both legs in the accident.

    These are the incredibly human stories of competitive realists fired with an unquenchable passion. Their accounts reveal in their own words--and those of others close to them--how their shared ambition would go awry through personal accidents, illness, the Challenger disaster, death, or other circumstances.

  • Working with paper : gendered practices in the history of knowledge / edited by Carla Bittel, Elaine Leong, and Christine von Oertzen
    TS 1090 W67 2019eb

  • Driverless : intelligent cars and the road ahead / Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman

    When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel: the beginning of a new era in personal mobility.

    "Smart, wide-ranging, [and] nontechnical."

    --Los Angeles Times

    "Anyone who wants to understand what's coming must read this fascinating book."

    --Martin Ford , New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Robots

    In the year 2014, Google fired a shot heard all the way to Detroit. Google's newest driverless car had no steering wheel and no brakes. The message was clear: cars of the future will be born fully autonomous, with no human driver needed. In the coming decade, self-driving cars will hit the streets, rearranging established industries and reshaping cities, giving us new choices in where we live and how we work and play.

    In this book, Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman offer readers insight into the risks and benefits of driverless cars and a lucid and engaging explanation of the enabling technology. Recent advances in software and robotics are toppling long-standing technological barriers that for decades have confined self-driving cars to the realm of fantasy. A new kind of artificial intelligence software called deep learning gives cars rapid and accurate visual perception. Human drivers can relax and take their eyes off the road.

    When human drivers let intelligent software take the wheel, driverless cars will offer billions of people all over the world a safer, cleaner, and more convenient mode of transportation. Although the technology is nearly ready, car companies and policy makers may not be. The authors make a compelling case for why government, industry, and consumers need to work together to make the development of driverless cars our society's next "Apollo moment."

  • HCI in mobility, transport, and automotive systems : First International Conference, MobiTAS 2019, held as part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Orando, FL, USA, July 26-31, 2019, proceedings / Heidi Krömker (ed.)

  • Handbook of thermal science and engineering / editor, Francis A. Kulacki
    TJ 260 H36 2019eb

  • Precision Machines edited by Shuming Yang, Zhuangde Jiang
    TJ 170 P74 2019

  • Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being edited by Joost van Hoof, George Demiris, Eveline J.M. Wouters

  • Cyber-Physical Systems: A Reference edited by Xue Wang
    TJ 213 C93 2019

  • Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, London, UK, July 3-5, 2019, Proceedings, Part II / edited by Kaspar Althoefer, Jelizaveta Konstantinova, Ketao Zhang

  • Handbook of small satellites : technology, design, manufacture, applications, economics and regulation / edited by Joseph Pelton
    TL 796 H36 2019

  • Stability and control of conventional and unconventional aerospace vehicle configurations : a generic approach from subsonic to hypersonic speeds / Bernd Chudoba
    TL 574 S7C48 2019eb

  • Clean, Green and Responsible?: Soundings from Down Under

  • Clean ironmaking and steelmaking processes : efficient technologies for greenhouse emissions abatement / Pasquale Cavaliere

  • Towards autonomous robotic systems : 20th Annual Conference, TAROS 2019, London, UK, July 3-5, 2019, Proceedings. Kaspar Althoefer, Jelizaveta Konstantinova, Ketao Zhang (eds.)
    TJ 211.495 T37 2019eb

  • Industrial system engineering for drones : a guide with best practices for designing / Neeraj Kumar Singh, Porselvan Muthukrishnan, Satyanarayana Sanpini

  • Encyclopedia of robotics / [edited by] Marcelo H. Ang, Oussama Khatib, Bruno Siciliano

  • Al-Si alloys casts by die casting : a case study / Juraj Ružbarský

  • Advanced energy efficiency technologies for solar heating, cooling and power generation / Xudong Zhao, Xiaoli Ma, editors
    TJ 810 A38 2019

  • Robotics and mechatronics : proceedings of the fifth IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics & Mechatronics (ISRM 2017) / Richard (Chunhai) Yang, Yukio Takeda, Chunwei Zhang, Gu Fang, editors
    TJ 210.3 I38 2017

  • Handbook of wind energy aerodynamics / edited by Bernhard Stoevesandt, Gerard Schepers, Peter Fuglsang, Sun Yuping
    TJ 828 H36 2019

  • Functional textiles and clothing / Abhijit Majumdar, Deepti Gupta, Sanjay Gupta, editors
    TS 1767 F86 2019

  • CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering editors, Sami Chatto, Tullio Tolio
    TS 176 C57 2019eb

  • Encyclopedia of Systems and Control edited by John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

  • Handbook of Life Support Systems for Spacecraft and Extraterrestrial Habitats edited by Erik Seedhouse, David J Shayler
    TL 1500 H36 2019eb

  • Heat and mass transfer : fundamentals & applications / Yunus A. Çengel (University of Nevada, Reno), Afshin J. Ghajar (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater)
    TJ 260 C38 2015

    With complete coverage of the basic principles of heat transfer and a broad range of applications in a flexible format, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, by Yunus Cengel and Afshin Ghajar provides the perfect blend of fundamentals and applications. The text provides a highly intuitive and practical understanding of the material by emphasizing the physics and the underlying physical phenomena involved. This text covers the standard topics of heat transfer with an emphasis on physics and real-world every day applications, while de-emphasizing mathematical aspects. This approach is designed to take advantage of students' intuition, making the learning process easier and more engaging.

    McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

  • Narrow tilting vehicles : mechanism, dynamics, and control / Chen Tang and Amir Khajepour
    TL 240 T366 2019eb

    To resolve the urban transportation challenges like congestion, parking, fuel consumption, and pollution, narrow urban vehicles which are small in footprint and light in their gross weight are proposed.

    Apart from the narrow cabin design, these vehicles are featured by their active tilting system, which automatically tilts the cabin like a motorcycle during the cornering for comfort and safety improvements. Such vehicles have been manufactured and utilized in city commuter programs. However, there is no book that systematically discusses the mechanism, dynamics, and control of narrow tilting vehicles (NTVs).

    In this book, motivations for building NTVs and various tilting mechanisms designs are reviewed, followed by the study of their dynamics. Finally, control algorithms designed to fully utilize the potential of tilting mechanisms in narrow vehicles are discussed. Special attention is paid to an efficient use of the control energy for rollover mitigation, which greatly enhance the stability of NTVs with optimized operational costs.

  • Advanced finite element methods with applications : selected papers from the 30th Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium 2017 / editors, Thomas Apel, Ulrich Langer, Arnd Meyer and Olaf Steinbach

  • CIRP encyclopedia of production engineering / The International Academy for Production Engineering ; Sami Chatti [and 3 others], editors
    TS 176 C57 2019

  • Technical Thermodynamics for Engineers : Basics and Applications / by Achim Schmidt
    TJ 265 S36 2019

  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 19) / edited by Peter Ball, Luisa Huaccho Huatuco, Robert J. Howlett, Rossi Setchi

  • Road vehicle automation 6 / Gereon Meyer, Sven Beiker, editors
    TL 152.8 A98 2018

  • Air traffic management and systems III : selected papers of the 5th ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS (EIWAC2017) / Electronic Navigation Research Institute, editor

  • The Proceedings of the 2018 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2018) / Xinguo Zhang, editor
    TL 787 A85 2018

  • Ice microfluidics : ice as size-tunable separation field and physicochemical nature of freeze concentrated solutions / Arinori Inagawa

  • Materials and manufacturing processes / Kaushik Kumar, Hridayjit Kalita, Divya Zindani and J. Paulo Davim

  • Returning People to the Moon After Apollo : Will It Be Another Fifty Years? / Pat Norris

  • Advances in mechanical engineering and mechanics : selected papers from the 4th Tunisian Congress on Mechanics, CoTuMe 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia, October 13-15 2018 / Abdelmejid Benamara [and 4 others], editors
    TJ 5 A38 2019

  • High-performance computing of big data for turbulence and combustion / Sergio Pirozzoli, Tapan K. Sengupta, editors
    TL 574 T8H55 2019

  • Renewable energy : international perspectives on sustainability / editors, Dmitry Kurochkin, Elena V. Shabliy and Ekundayo Shittu

  • Global Supply Chain and Operations Management : A Decision-Oriented Introduction to the Creation of Value / by Dmitry Ivanov, Alexander Tsipoulanidis, Jörn Schönberger

  • Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race / Roger D. Launius
    TL 799 M6L37 2019
    Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers

    At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures.

    Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing--following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov--to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.

  • Heat and mass transfer : fundamentals & applications / Yunus A. Çengel, University of Nevada, Reno, Afshin J. Ghajar, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
    TJ 260 C38 2020

  • Das LEGO Boost Ideenbuch : 95 einfache Roboter und Ideen für mehr Projekte! / Yoshihito Isogawa

  • Programming LEGO EV3 My Blocks : teaching concepts and preparing for FLL Competition / Gene Harding

  • Arduino Praxiseinstieg / Thomas Brühlmann

  • The BASICS lean implementation model : lean tools to drive daily innovation and increased profitability / by Charles Protzman, Dan Protzman, and William Keen

    In 2004 Charlie Protzman created The BASICS Lean Implementation Model, which covers the full spectrum of what is needed to be effective and successful at implementing a Lean System. The reader is taken through a step by step approach developed over the last 15 years, in the use and understanding of Lean tools, principles, and processes. The authors break down Lean concepts to their simplest terms to make everything as clear as possible for Lean practitioners.

    You will learn an integrated, structured, problem-solving approach identified by the acronym BASICS (Baseline, Analyze, Suggest Solutions, Implement, Check and Sustain). This methodology is combined with a proven business strategy to help ensure a successful and sustainable transformation of any organization. The BASICS approach produces "real" bottom line savings with 20% to 50% or more increases in productivity when compared to pure batching environments.

    As those who have read the book will tell you, this is not a theory book... but rather a book you can return to over and over again for reference, throughout your Lean journey.

    this is not a theory book... but rather a book you can return to over and over again for reference, throughout your Lean journey.

  • The art of assembly language programming using PIC technology : core fundamentals / Theresa Schousek

    The Art of Assembly Language Programming using PIC® Technology thoroughly covers assembly language as used in programming the PIC® Microcontroller (MCU). Using the minimal instruction set, characteristic of most PIC® products, the author elaborates on the nuances of how to execute loops. Fundamental design practices are presented based on Orr's Structured Systems Development using four logical control structures. These control structures are presented in Flowcharting, Warnier-Orr® diagrams, State Diagrams, Pseudocode, and an extended example using SysML®. Basic math instructions of Add and Subtract are presented, along with a cursory presentation of advanced math routines provided as proven Microchip® utility Application Notes.

    Appendices are provided for completeness, especially for the advanced reader, including several Instruction Sets, ASCII character sets, Decimal-Binary-Hexadecimal conversion tables, and elaboration of ten 'Best Practices.' Two datasheets (one complete datasheet on the 10F20x series and one partial datasheet on the 16F88x series) are also provided in the Appendices to serve as an important reference, enabling the new embedded programmer to develop familiarity with the format of datasheets and the skills needed to assess the product datasheet for proper selection of a microcontroller family for any specific project.

    The Art of Assembly Language Programming Using PIC® Technology is written for an audience with a broad variety of skill levels, ranging from the absolute beginner completely new to embedded control to the embedded C programmer new to assembly language.

    With this book, you will be guided through the following areas:

    Symbols and terminology used by programmers and engineers in microcontroller applications Programming using assembly language through examples Familiarity with design and development practices Basics of mathematical knowledge in hexadecimal Resources for advanced mathematical functions

    Approaches to locate resources

    Teaches how to start writing simple code, e.g., PICmicro® 10FXXX and 12FXXX Offers unique and novel approaches on how to add your personal touch using PICmicro® 'bread and butter' enhanced mid-range 16FXXX and 18FXXX processors Teaches new coding and math knowledge to help build skillsets Shows how to dramatically reduce product cost by achieving 100% control Demonstrates how to gain optimization over C programming, reduce code space, tighten up timing loops, reduce the size of microcontrollers required, and lower overall product cost

  • ARM-based microcontroller projects using MBED / Dogan Ibrahim

    ARM-based Microcontroller Projects Using mbed gives readers a good understanding of the basic architecture and programming of ARM-based microcontrollers using ARM's mbed software. The book presents the technology through a project-based approach with clearly structured sections that enable readers to use or modify them for their application. Sections include: Project title, Description of the project, Aim of the project, Block diagram of the project, Circuit diagram of the project, Construction of the project, Program listing, and a Suggestions for expansion. This book will be a valuable resource for professional engineers, students and researchers in computer engineering, computer science, automatic control engineering and mechatronics.

    Includes a wide variety of projects, such as digital/analog inputs and outputs (GPIO, ADC, DAC), serial communications (UART, 12C, SPI), WIFI, Bluetooth, DC and servo motors Based on the popular Nucleo-L476RG development board, but can be easily modified to any ARM compatible processor Shows how to develop robotic applications for a mobile robot Contains complete mbed program listings for all the projects in the book

  • Das Lego-Architektur-Ideebuch : 1001 aussergewöhnliche Bautechniken für Mauerwerk, Fenster, Säulen, Dächer und vieles mehr / Alice Finch

  • LEGO-Eisenbahn : Konzepte und Techniken für realistische Modelle / Holger Matthes

  • Arduino applied : comprehensive projects for everyday electronics / Neil Cameron

  • Formation control of multiple autonomous vehicle systems / Hugh H.T. Liu, Bo Zhu

    This text explores formation control of vehicle systems and introduces three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems

    Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems offers a review of the core concepts of dynamics and control and examines the dynamics and control aspects of formation control in order to study a wide spectrum of dynamic vehicle systems such as spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and robots. The text puts the focus on formation control that enables and stabilizes formation configuration, as well as formation reconfiguration of these vehicle systems. The authors develop a uniform paradigm of describing vehicle systems' dynamic behaviour that addresses both individual vehicle's motion and overall group's movement, as well as interactions between vehicles.

    The authors explain how the design of proper control techniques regulate the formation motion of these vehicles and the development of a system level decision-making strategy that increases the level of autonomy for the entire group of vehicles to carry out their missions. The text is filled with illustrative case studies in the domains of space, aerial and robotics.

    * Contains uniform coverage of "formation" dynamic systems development

    * Presents representative case studies in selected applications in the space, aerial and robotic systems domains

    * Introduces an experimental platform of using laboratory three-degree-of-freedom helicopters with step-by-step instructions as an example

    * Provides open source example models and simulation codes

    * Includes notes and further readings that offer details on relevant research topics, recent progress and further developments in the field

    Written for researchers and academics in robotics and unmanned systems looking at motion synchronization and formation problems, Formation Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Systems is a vital resource that explores the motion synchronization and formation control of vehicle systems as represented by three representative systems: space systems, aerial systems and robotic systems.

  • Fusion 360 für Maker : Modelle für 3D-Druck und CNC entwerfen / Lydia Sloan Cline

  • Reducing MTTD for high-severity incidents : a how-to guide for SREs / Tammy Butow [and five others]

  • Practical site reliability engineering : automate the process of designing, developing, and delivering highly reliable apps and services with SRE / Pethuru Raj Chelliah, Shreyash Naithani, Shailender Singh

  • Learn robotics programming : build and control autonomous robots using Raspberry Pi 3 and Python / Danny Staple

  • The lean product lifecycle : how to make products people want / Tendayi Viki, Craig Strong, and Sonja Kresojevic

    This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories;




    "The path to profitable new products that has invigorated our product development process."

    Peter Pascale, Vice President of Product Management at Pearson VUE.

    " The lean product lifecycle is an invaluable guide to help you future proof your company, ensuring innovation is at the forefront whilst managing the core business" - Antonia Barton, Marketing & Digital Director, BT Plc

    " The Lean Product Lifecycle delivers a clear roadmap for developing and managing products along their lifecycle. A must have practical guide for corporate innovators" - Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO at Copenhagen Fintech

    " The Lean Product Lifecycle is crammed full of practical tools and examples for bringing lean innovation into any company. A must read" - Des Dearlove & Stuart Crainer, Founders of Thinkers50

    Discover how lessons from lean start-ups can transform your business.

    The Lean Product Lifecycle is a playbook that provides frameworks, methods and tools to develop innovative new products and business models while managing your core portfolio.

    Follow the 6 key phases of a product's life;


    And discover how to develop products according to their life stage and ensure the right investment for each is assigned. There is a step-by-step guide of product development best practices using examples and case studies from several companies and start-ups.

    Using the tools and templates in this book, you'll be able to :

    Take a new product from idea to scale within a market. Understand the difference between executing on products that are already successful in the market and searching for profitable business models for new products. Use the right tools and methods for validating new products ideas and business models. Understand how to manage mature products and retire old products using lean innovation principles.

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  • Sensors for mechatronics / Paul Regtien, Edwin Dertien

    Sensors for Mechatronics, Second Edition, offers an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics. Emphasis lies on the physical background of the operating principles that is illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and recent developments. Chapters discuss the general aspects of sensors, with a special section on quantities, notations and relations. In addition, the book includes a section devoted to sensor errors and error minimization that apply to most of the sensors discussed. Each subsequent chapter deals with one class of sensors, pursuing a classification according to physical principles rather than measurands.

    Categories discussed include resistive, capacitive, inductive and magnetic, optical, piezoelectric and acoustic sensors. For each category of sensors, a number of applications is given. Where appropriate, a section is added on the interfacing of the sensor.

    Presents a fully revised, updated edition that focuses on industrial applications Provides comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations Written by a recognized expert in the field with extensive experience in industry and teaching Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics

  • Release engineering : How Google builds and delivers software / Dinah McNutt

  • Data-informed product design / Pamela Pavliscak

  • The future of product design / Jonathan Follett

  • SAP MII : functional and technical concepts in manufacturing industries / Suman Mukherjee, Saptaparna Mukherjee (Das)

  • Implementing lean : twice the output with half the input! / by Charles Protzman, Fred Whiton, and Dan Protzman

    Everyone has heard the phrase about doing twice the work in half the time, but instead of focusing only on time , this book focuses on driving increased output with consistently less input . Implementing Lean: Twice the Output with Half the Input! teaches readers not only about Lean and its major concepts, but it drives the leader toward implementing a true Lean system.

    The authors have used the methodologies in this book everywhere from hospitals to service industries to manufacturing plants in order to impact businesses by providing proven principles, techniques, and approaches that yield substantial improvement to any business, small or large, in any sector.

    Learn about the benefits of implementing Lean in your company as the authors walk you through the major components as well as show you how to implement them. This guide is already being used by Lean Practitioners every day on shop floors to educate and refresh how tools are used in real-world applications.

  • Beginning Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 : motion and depth sensing for natural user interfaces : creating applications that can see and respond to gestures and movement / Mansib Rahman

  • Douglas Montgomery's Introduction to statistical quality control : a JMP companion / Brenda S. Ramírez, José G. Ramírez
    Master Statistical Quality Control using JMP®!

    Using examples from the popular textbook by Douglas Montgomery, Douglas Montgomery's Introduction to Statistical Quality Control: A JMP® Companion demonstrates the powerful Statistical Quality Control (SQC) tools found in JMP. Geared toward students and practitioners of SQC who are using these techniques to monitor and improve products and processes, this companion provides step-by-step instructions on how to use JMP to generate the output and solutions found in Montgomery's book.

    The authors combine their many years of experience as passionate practitioners of SQC and their expertise using JMP to highlight the recent advances in JMP's Analyze menu, and in particular, Quality and Process.

    Key JMP platforms include: Control Chart Builder CUSUM Control Chart Control Chart (XBar, IR, P, NP, C, U, UWMA, EWMA, CUSUM) Process Screening Process Capability Measurement System Analysis Time Series Multivariate Control Chart Multivariate and Principal Components Distribution

    For anyone who wants to learn how to use JMP to more easily explore data using tools associated with Statistical Process Control, Process Capability Analysis, Measurement System Analysis, Advanced Statistical Process Control, and Process Health Assessment, this book is a must!

    This book is part of the SAS Press program.

  • Principles, process and practice of professional number juggling / Alan R. Jones

    Principles, Process and Practice of Professional Number Juggling (Volume 1 of the Working Guides to Estimating & Forecasting series) sets the scene of TRACEability and good estimate practice that is followed in the other volumes in this series of five working guides. It clarifies the difference between an Estimating Process, Procedure, Approach, Method and Technique. It expands on these definitions of Approach (Top-down, Bottom-up and

    ¿Ethereal¿) and Method (Analogy, Parametric and ¿Trusted Source¿) and discusses how these form the basis of all other means of establishing an estimate.

    This volume also underlines the importance of ¿data normalisation¿ in any estimating procedure, and demonstrates that the Estimating by Analogy Method, in essence, is a simple extension of Data Normalisation. The author looks at simple measures of assessing the maturity or health of an estimate, and offers a means of assessing a spreadsheet for any inherent risks or errors that may be introduced by failing to follow good practice in spreadsheet design and build.

    This book provides a taster of the more numerical techniques covered in the remainder of the series by considering how an estimator can potentially exploit Benford¿s Law (traditionally used in Fraud Detection) to identify systematic bias from third party contributors. It will be a valuable resource for estimators, engineers, accountants, project risk specialists as well as students of cost engineering.

  • Risk, opportunity, uncertainty and other random models / Alan R. Jones

    Risk, Opportunity, Uncertainty and Other Random Models (Volume V in the Working Guides to Estimating and Forecasting series) goes part way to debunking the myth that research and development cost are somewhat random, as under certain conditions they can be observed to follow a pattern of behaviour referred to as a Norden-Rayleigh Curve, which unfortunately has to be truncated to stop the myth from becoming a reality! However, there is a practical alternative in relation to a particular form of PERT-Beta Curve.

    However, the major emphasis of this volume is the use of Monte Carlo Simulation as a general technique for narrowing down potential outcomes of multiple interacting variables or cost drivers. Perhaps the most common of these in the evaluation of Risk, Opportunity and Uncertainty. The trouble is that many Monte Carlo Simulation tools are ¿black boxes¿ and too few estimators and forecasters really appreciate what is happening inside the ¿black box¿. This volume aims to resolve that and offers tips into things that might need to be considered to remove some of the uninformed random input that often creates a misinformed misconception of ¿it must be right!¿

    Monte Carlo Simulation can be used to model variable determine Critical Paths in a schedule, and is key to modelling Waiting Times and cues with random arisings. Supported by a wealth of figures and tables, this is a valuable resource for estimators, engineers, accountants, project risk specialists as well as students of cost engineering.

  • Mastering 3D printing in the classroom, library, and lab / Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

  • Lean development and innovation : hitting the market with the right products at the right time / by Luciano Attolico

    Using Toyota's principles for product and process development, this book focuses the implementation of the Lean system during the past 10 years in dozens of corporations across various industries. The book highlights all steps on the journey from common trouble area to remarkable results. As it is written by a manager for other managers, it contains real work discoveries and insights. The author provides case studies from many different fields of application. The reader gains insight on US and European companies that successfully streamlined their innovation and product-development processes. These companies have overcome difficult periods and major challenges thanks to the ability to innovate with new Lean methodologies and, above all, a new workplace culture and mindset. The goal of this book is to help managers successfully apply Lean principles in the innovation and development area of their company while benefitting from the author's lessons learned during his many years of capitalized experience.

    This book provides a comprehensive framework that supports, step-by-step, the successful application of Lean principles in the innovation and development areas of the company. Readers learn how to drastically reduce the time required to develop products and discover and eliminate hidden costs and critical waste while increasing value for customers.

  • The Toyota template : the plan for just-in-time and culture change beyond lean tools / by Phil Ledbetter

    Much has been written about Toyota over the last 30 years focusing on both its products (superior vehicles), and its operational excellence based on its Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Template details the critical concepts and methods that Taiichi Ohno implemented in developing the Toyota Production System. This book is different, however, regarding the parallels it draws between Toyota¿s pre-TPS condition and companies today who are attempting to become more efficient and Lean.

    In view of efficiency, excellence, culture, and general "Leanness," many organizations are in the same position as Toyota prior to implementing what was once called the "Ohno System." The building of TPS, with the goal to eliminate waste, evolved as problems were encountered and solutions put in place. A wonderful byproduct of these years of work was the growth of a problem-solving culture throughout Toyota that is unique in the business world.

    Currently, the Toyota Production System is well established. Though constantly improving, the historical picture is visible. The question many have tried to answer for their own companies is "how can they achieve world class efficiency?" The Toyota Template answers this question. This book:

    Explains the critically important elements of the Toyota Production System. Analyzes the sequence of implementation as the system developed. Places these elements in a logical order of implementation based on the history and current knowledge. In addition, it addresses the effect of each element on the culture.

    The author was prompted to write this book because of his personal observations of the failure of most attempts to develop Lean systems. What makes Toyota stand out is not any of the individual elements ¿ It is crucially important to have all the elements together as a system. Most attempts have been focused on bits and pieces of the elements, or the tools.

    The Toyota Template is about the relevance of the Toyota Production System to "any type of business" today. It is not an all-inclusive explanation of every aspect of TPS. Rather, this book succinctly identifies the key elements, places them in a logical, sequential order of implementation, and explains how each contributed to the formation of the Toyota culture.

  • Learn robotics with Raspberry Pi : build and code your own moving, sensing, thinking robots / by Matt Timmons-Brown
    TJ 211 T56 2019
    In Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi , you'll learn how to build and code your own robot projects with just the Raspberry Pi microcomputer and a few easy-to-get components - no prior experience necessary!

    Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi will take you from inexperienced maker to robot builder. You'll start off building a two-wheeled robot powered by a Raspberry Pi minicomputer and then program it using Python, the world's most popular programming language. Gradually, you'll improve your robot by adding increasingly advanced functionality until it can follow lines, avoid obstacles, and even recognize objects of a certain size and color using computer vision.

    Learn how to:
    - Control your robot remotely using only a Wii remote
    - Teach your robot to use sensors to avoid obstacles
    - Program your robot to follow a line autonomously
    - Customize your robot with LEDs and speakers to make it light up and play sounds
    - See what your robot sees with a Pi Camera

    As you work through the book, you'll learn fundamental electronics skills like how to wire up parts, use resistors and regulators, and determine how much power your robot needs. By the end, you'll have learned the basics of coding in Python and know enough about working with hardware like LEDs, motors, and sensors to expand your creations beyond simple robots.

  • Getting started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express : the multipurpose learning and development board with built-in LEDs, sensors, and accelerometer / Mike Barela ; foreword by Limor "Ladyada" Fried

    From Adafruit Industries, a leader in products to Makers, designers, students young and old, comes the Circuit Playground Express. Connect it to your PC, Mac or Linux computer, and you can be programming interactive projects in minutes. You have a choice of programming environments to choose from: Python, the Microsoft MakeCode graphical building block environment, C/C++ via the Arduino development environment and JavaScript. Whether you are learning interactive programming, have an Internet of Things project in mind, or are looking to design on-the-go wearable electronics, the versatile Circuit Playground Express is the device to start with. In Getting Started with the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express , you'll learn how to:

    Get up and running quickly with programmable boards Understand the basics of coding in multiple programming languages Use the built-in sensors for a variety of projects Make colorful interactive displays Design programs for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Artificial intelligence for robotics : build intelligent robots that perform human tasks using AI techniques / Francis X. Govers

  • Real-world SRE : the survival guide for responding to a system outage and maximizing uptime / Nat Welch

  • Hands-on robotics with JavaScript : build robotic projects using Johnny-Five and control hardware with JavaScript and Raspberry Pi / Kassandra Perch

  • Bike repair & maintenance / by Christopher Wiggins
    Featuring 400+, full-color photographs in step-by-step format, Idiot's Guides: Bike Repair and Maintenance teaches readers of all cycling levels how to maintain, repair, and upgrade their own bikes for years of top performance and enjoyment. With coverage for road bikes and mountain bikes, bike shop owner Christopher Wiggins easily explains how to perform all of the most basic tasks. Coverage includes all areas of the bike, including the frame, suspension, cranksets, derailleurs, brakes, gears, pedals, shifters, and much more.
Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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