Electronic Communications: A Systems Approach provides a comprehensive overview of wireless and wired, analog and digital electronic communications technologies at the systems level. The authors’ carefully crafted narrative structure helps readers put the many facts and concepts encountered in the study of communications technologies into a larger, coherent whole. Topics covered include modulation, communications circuits, transmitters and receivers, digital communications techniques (including digital modulation and demodulation), telephone and wired computer networks, wireless communications systems (both short range and wide area), transmission lines, wave propagation, antennas, waveguides and radar, and fiber-optic systems. The math analysis strikes a middle ground between the calculus-intensive communications texts intended for four-year BSEE programs and the math-avoidance path followed by some texts intended for two-year programs.Used Book in Good Condition
This charming album recalls a time when studio photographers were the portrait artists of the people. In the first collection ever devoted to this once popular art form, 165 professionally posed photographs portray American and European children from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. Many shots reflect centuries-old concepts of the child as a miniature adult—one young boy poses with pince-nez, pipe, and newspaper. Others depict tiny girls, in ruffles and bonnets, holding their brothers’ hands. A delightful collection with countless uses for commercial artists and designers, crafters, and nostalgia enthusiasts.
The definitive, all-in-one, cost-saving guide to electronic failure analysis–from the field’s top experts
Still digging for the latest developments and techniques in electronic failure analysis? The leading-edge methods for slashing product failure rates are all right here in this complete, comprehensive source. You’ll find top-to-bottom coverage of this rapidly developing field, encompassing breakthrough techniques and technologies for both components and systems reliability testing, performance evaluation, and liability avoidance.
Absolutely essential to anyone concerned with electronic product development and testing, the Handbook gives you ready-to-use, insider information on state-of-the-art EFA techniques; the how’s and why’s of electronic failures; failure prediction; warranty cost control; liability-costs and other issues.
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Andrew Piper grew up liking books and loving computers. While occasionally burying his nose in books, he was going to computer camp, programming his Radio Shack TRS-80, and playing Pong. His eventual love of reading made him a historian of the book and a connoisseur of print, but as a card-carrying member of the first digital generation—and the father of two digital natives—he understands that we live in electronic times. Book Was There is Piper’s surprising and always entertaining essay on reading in an e-reader world.
Much ink has been spilled lamenting or championing the decline of printed books, but Piper shows that the rich history of reading itself offers unexpected clues to what lies in store for books, print or digital. From medieval manuscript books to today’s playable media and interactive urban fictions, Piper explores the manifold ways that physical media have shaped how we read, while also observing his own children as they face the struggles and triumphs of learning to read. In doing so, he uncovers the intimate connections we develop with our reading materials—how we hold them, look at them, share them, play with them, and even where we read them—and shows how reading is interwoven with our experiences in life. Piper reveals that reading’s many identities, past and present, on page and on screen, are the key to helping us understand the kind of reading we care about and how new technologies will—and will not—change old habits.
Contending that our experience of reading belies naive generalizations about the future of books, Book Was There is an elegantly argued and thoroughly up-to-date tribute to the endurance of books in our ever-evolving digital world.
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Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life’s joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.Chronicle Books (CA)