The Industrial Electronics Handbook - Five Volume Set

The Industrial Electronics Handbook - Five Volume Set

Author: Bogdan M. Wilamowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429584770

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4052

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Industrial electronics systems govern so many different functions that vary in complexity-from the operation of relatively simple applications, such as electric motors, to that of more complicated machines and systems, including robots and entire fabrication processes. The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and new

Reaching Beyond

Reaching Beyond

Author: Stanley M. Burgess

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725226340

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Throughout recorded history mankind has attempted to define perfection. This always has been a most perplexing task, almost as difficult as attaining perfection once the term has been defined. One of the most vexing problems facing the perfectionist has been how to elevate themselves above matter, especially the body, in order to emulate their god-model. Reaching Beyond: Chapters in the History of Perfectionism highlights the concept of perfection in primitive man, in both Old and New Testaments, and in a variety of perfectionist individuals and movements throughout Christian history, including the Montanists, the Medieval Apocalyptist, Joachim of Fiore; the rationalist, Thomas Aquinas; a leading Eastern Orthodox mystic, St. Symeon the New Theologian; Calvin and his followers; early modern Puritans and later primitivists; and the Pentecostals, who strive for both purity and preparation. In short, this book is a study of the human perfectionist impulse and its motivations. In certain cases, perfectionism is a reaction against limitation, inadequacy, incompleteness and evil-a rejection of comfortable, popular religion. In other instances, perfectionism is a more positive effort, a striving after holiness or knowledge, a preparation for the parousia or a quest for a return to primitive religious roots.

Psychiatry in a Changing Society

Psychiatry in a Changing Society

Author: S. H. Foulkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136438738

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1969 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Intelligent Systems

Intelligent Systems

Author: Bogdan M. Wilamowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439802847

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 610

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The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that will help industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components. Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. As intelligent systems continue to replace and sometimes outperform human intelligence in decision-making processes, they have made substantial contributions to the solution of very complex problems. As a result, the field of computational intelligence has branched out in several directions. For instance, artificial neural networks can learn how to classify patterns, such as images or sequences of events, and effectively model complex nonlinear systems. Simple and easy to implement, fuzzy systems can be applied to successful modeling and system control. Illustrating how these and other tools help engineers model nonlinear system behavior, determine and evaluate system parameters, and ensure overall system control, Intelligent Systems: Addresses various aspects of neural networks and fuzzy systems Focuses on system optimization, covering new techniques such as evolutionary methods, swarm, and ant colony optimizations Discusses several applications that deal with methods of computational intelligence Other volumes in the set: Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics Power Electronics and Motor Drives Control and Mechatronics Industrial Communication Systems

Teaching Religion and Film

Teaching Religion and Film

Author: Gregory J Watkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195335989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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In a culture increasingly focused on visual media, students have learned not only to embrace multimedia presentations in the classroom, but to expect them. This text thinks about the theoretical and pedagogical concerns involved with the intersection of film and religion in the classroom.

Motivating Humans

Motivating Humans

Author: Martin E. Ford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803945299

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

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This volume provides a precise and comprehensive description of human motivation. Drawing on psychology, education and management, Ford integrates classic and contemporary motivation theory into a unified framework - Motivational Systems Theory - from which he derives 17 principles for motivating people. The book provides concrete examples throughout and includes a chapter on practical applications such as: promoting social responsibility in young people; increasing motivation for learning and school achievement; increasing work productivity and job satisfaction; and helping people lead emotionally healthy lives.

Jacques Ellul

Jacques Ellul

Author: Jacob E. Van Vleet

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725249585

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was Professor of the History and Sociology of Institutions at the University of Bordeaux. A sociologist, historian, and Protestant lay theologian, Ellul is primarily known for his writings on technology, propaganda, and Christian anarchism. He influenced a wide array of thinkers including Ivan Illich, William Stringfellow, Thomas Merton, Paul Virilio, and Neil Postman. In this book, Jacob Van Vleet and Jacob Marques Rollison guide readers through Ellul's most influential theological and sociological writings. By understanding Ellul's primary works, readers will be able to clearly grasp his social theory and theological ethics, profiting from his deep insight and prophetic wisdom.