Proceedings of the 34th International MATADOR Conference

Author: S. Hinduja
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852338800
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Presented here are 73 refereed papers given at the 34th MATADOR Conference held at UMIST in July 2004. The MATADOR series of conferences covers the topics of Manufacturing Automation and Systems Technology, Applications, Design, Organisation and Management, and Research. The 34th proceedings contains original papers contributed by researchers from many countries on different continents. The papers cover both the technological aspect of manufacturing processes; and the systems, business and management features of manufacturing enterprise. The papers in this volume reflect: - the importance of manufacturing to international wealth creation; - the necessity of responsiveness and agility of manufacturing companies to meet market-led requirements and international change; - the role of information technology and electronic communications in the growth of global manufacturing enterprises; - the impact of new technologies, new materials and processes, on the ability to produce goods of higher quality, more quickly, to meet markets needs at a lower cost. Some of the major generic developments which have taken place in these areas since the 33rd MATADOR conference was held in 2000 are reported in this volume.

Proceedings of the 35th International MATADOR Conference

Author: Srichand Hinduja
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846289882
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Presented here are 88 refereed papers given at the 35th MATADOR Conference held at the National University of Taiwan in Taipei, Taiwan in July 2007. The MATADOR series of conferences covers the topics of Manufacturing Automation and Systems Technology, Applications, Design, Organisation and Management, and Research. The proceedings of this conference contains original papers contributed by researchers from many countries on different continents. The papers cover the principles, techniques and applications associated with: manufacturing processes; technology; system design and integration; and computer applications and management. The papers in this volume reflect: • the importance of manufacturing in international wealth creation; • the emerging fields of micro- and nano-manufacture; • the increasing trend towards the fabrication of parts using additive processes; • the growing demand for precision engineering and part inspection techniques; • measurement techniques and equipment.

Recent Advances in Mechatronics

Author: Tomas Brezina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642050220
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Mechatronics is a synergic discipline integrating precise mechanics, electrotechnics, electronics and IT technologies. The main goal of mechatronical approach to design of complex products is to achieve new quality of their utility value at reasonable price. Successful accomplishment of this task would not be possible without application of advanced software and hardware tools for simulation of design, technologies and production control and also for simulation of behavior of these products in order to provide the highest possible level of spatial and functional integration of the final product. This book brings a review of the current state of the art in mechatronics, as presented at the 8th International Conference Mechatronics 2009, organized by the Brno Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Republic. The specific topics of the conference are Modelling and Simulation, Metrology & Diagnostics, Sensorics & Photonics, Control & Robotics, MEMS Design & Mechatronic Products, Production Machines and Biomechanics. The selected contributions provide an insight into the current development of these scientific disciplines, present the new results of research and development and indicate the trends of development in the interdisciplinary field of mechatronic systems. Therefore, the book provides the latest and helpful information both for the R&D specialists and for the designers working in mechatronics and related fields.

Uber Die Dichtkunst Beim Aristoteles

Author: Aristotle
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ISBN: 9781409922544
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Aristoteles (384-322 v. Chr) gehrt zu den bekanntesten und einflussreichsten europischen Philosophen. Er hat zahlreiche Disziplinen entweder selbst begrndet oder mageblich beeinflusst, darunter Wissenschaftstheorie, Logik, Biologie, Physik, Ethik, Dichtungstheorie und Staatslehre. Aus seinem Gedankengut entwickelte sich der Aristotelismus. Mit 17 Jahren trat Aristoteles in Platons Akademie in Athen ein. Dort beteiligte er sich an Forschung und Lehre. 347 v. Chr. verlie er Athen. 343/342 wurde er Erzieher des makedonischen Thronfolgers Alexander der Groe. 335/334 kehrte er nach Athen zurck. Er lehrte und forschte nun selbstndig mit seinen Schlern im Lykeion. 323/322 musste er wegen politischer Spannungen Athen erneut verlassen und begab sich nach Chalkis, wo er bald darauf starb. Aristoteles[ Werk deckt weite Teile des zu seiner Zeit vorhandenen Wissens ab. Er teilt es in drei Bereiche auf: theoretische Wissenschaft (Metaphysik, Naturwissenschaft und Mathematik), praktische Wissenschaft und poietische Wissenschaft.

Concurrent Engineering in the 21st Century

Author: Josip Stjepandić
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331913776X
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Presenting the gradual evolution of the concept of Concurrent Engineering (CE), and the technical, social methods and tools that have been developed, including the many theoretical and practical challenges that still exist, this book serves to summarize the achievements and current challenges of CE and will give readers a comprehensive picture of CE as researched and practiced in different regions of the world. Featuring in-depth analysis of complex real-life applications and experiences, this book demonstrates that Concurrent Engineering is used widely in many industries and that the same basic engineering principles can also be applied to new, emerging fields like sustainable mobility. Designed to serve as a valuable reference to industry experts, managers, students, researchers, and software developers, this book is intended to serve as both an introduction to development and as an analysis of the novel approaches and techniques of CE, as well as being a compact reference for more experienced readers.

Trust in International Cooperation

Author: Brian C. Rathbun
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505254
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Trust in International Cooperation challenges conventional wisdoms concerning the part which trust plays in international cooperation and the origins of American multilateralism. Brian C. Rathbun questions rational institutionalist arguments, demonstrating that trust precedes rather than follows the creation of international organizations. Drawing on social psychology, he shows that individuals placed in the same structural circumstances show markedly different propensities to cooperate based on their beliefs about the trustworthiness of others. Linking this finding to political psychology, Rathbun explains why liberals generally pursue a more multilateral foreign policy than conservatives, evident in the Democratic Party's greater support for a genuinely multilateral League of Nations, United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Rathbun argues that the post-World War Two bipartisan consensus on multilateralism is a myth, and differences between the parties are growing continually starker.

Aristoteles und Seine Weltanschauung

Author: Franz Clemens Brentano
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ISBN: 9781979283670
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Aristoteles Und Seine Weltanschauung by Franz Clemens Brentano, first published in 1911, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Al Anbar Awakening

Author: Timothy S McWilliams
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511645980
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The Iraq War in Anbar Province, also known as the Al Anbar campaign, consisted of fighting between the United States military, together with Iraqi Government forces, and Sunni insurgents in the western Iraqi province of Al Anbar. The Iraq War lasted from 2003 to 2011, but the majority of the fighting and counterinsurgency campaign in Anbar took place between April 2004 and September 2007. Although the fighting initially featured heavy urban warfare primarily between insurgents and U.S. Marines, insurgents in later years focused on ambushing the American and Iraqi security forces with improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Almost 9,000 Iraqis and 1,335 Americans were killed in the campaign, many in the Sunni Triangle around the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.

Ordinary Differential Equations in Rn

Author: Livio C. Piccinini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461251885
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During the fifties, one of the authors, G. Stampacchia, had prepared some lecture notes on ordinary differential equations for a course in ad analysis. These remained for a long time unused because he was no vanced longer very interested in the study of such equations. We now see, though, that numerous applications to biology, chemistry, economics, and medicine have recently been added to the traditional ones in mechanics; also, there has been in these last years a reemergence of interest in nonlinear analy sis, of which the theory of ordinary differential euqations is one of the principal sources of methods and problems. Hence the idea to write a book. Our text, based on the old notes and experience gained in many courses, seminars, and conferences, both in Italy and abroad, aims to give a simple and rapid introduction to the various themes, problems, and methods of the theory of ordinary differential equations. The book has been conceived in such a way so that even the reader who has merely had a first course in calculus may be able to study it and to obtain a panoramic vision of the theory. We have tried to avoid abstract formalism, preferring instead a discursive style, which should make the book accessible to engineers and physicists without specific preparation in modern mathematics. For students of mathematics, it pro vides motivation for the subject of more advanced analysis courses.