This book lists the work and contributions of thousands of people from many countries, representing numerous fields of endeavor, over many centuries. This work contains the necrologies (names, dates, and a brief biography) up to the year 2000 of people involved in engineering and invention literature. This book is a must for reference collections and those in the media who cover the field of engineering advancement.
This treatise on rigid-frame analysis is a compilation of a series of 44 articles by the author, previously having appeared as technical supplements to the U. S. Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks News Memorandum. These articles were written primarily for the benefit of the Bureau's technical personnel, as an aid in the design of continuous structures. The book was originally published in 1942, when conservation of all structural materials was a paramount necessity, and the importance of modern methods of analysis, as a means of realizing appreciable savings in materials was critical.
"Shows how to recognize NP-complete problems and offers proactical suggestions for dealing with them effectively. The book covers the basic theory of NP-completeness, provides an overview of alternative directions for further research, and contains and extensive list of NP-complete and NP-hard problems, with more than 300 main entries and several times as many results in total. [This book] is suitable as a supplement to courses in algorithm design, computational complexity, operations research, or combinatorial mathematics, and as a text for seminars on approximation algorithms or computational complexity. It provides not only a valuable source of information for students but also an essential reference work for professionals in computer science"--Back cover.
This textbook provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to stoichiometry and thermodynamics with special emphasis on applications to metallurgical processes. The author's approach is to introduce students early on to the fundamentals of the physical chemistry and thermodynamics of metallurgical processes and then gradually expand the treatment into progressively more advanced areas. Topics covered include the laws of thermodynamics, material and energy balances, gasification and combustion of fuels, the iron blast furnace, direct reduction reactors, nonferrous smelters, fluidized-bed roasters, the theory of solutions, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry. Also included are over 150 worked examples and 450 exercises, many with solutions. The examples and exercises range from straightforward tests of theory to complex analyses of real processes. Every chapter is provided with a full and up-to-date set of references.