This graduate-level textbook elucidates low-risk and fail-safe systems in mathematical detail. It addresses, in particular, problems where mission-critical performance is paramount, such as in aircraft, missiles, nuclear reactors and weapons, submarines, and many other types of systems where “failure” can result in overwhelming loss of life and property. The book is divided into four parts: Fundamentals, Electronics, Software, and Dangerous Goods. The first part on Fundamentals addresses general concepts of system safety engineering that are applicable to any type of system. The second part, Electronics, addresses the detection and correction of electronic hazards. In particular, the Bent Pin Problem, Sneak Circuit Problem, and related electrical problems are discussed with mathematical precision. The third part on Software addresses predicting software failure rates as well as detecting and correcting deep software logical flaws (called defects). The fourth part on Dangerous Goods presents solutions to three typical industrial chemical problems faced by the system safety engineer during the design, storage, and disposal phases of a dangerous goods’ life cycle.
The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition
Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the...
Pro WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 3.5 I started working with the new Microsoft WinFX technology stack early in the beta and Community Technology Preview (CTP) stages. The foundations that began their life as WinFX (Windows Presentation, Windows Communication, and Windows Workflow) became a shipping Microsoft product named .NET Framework 3.0 in November 2006. I actually started to learn...
iPad Portable Genius
Everything everyone wants to know about using the Apple iPad
On January 27, 2010, Apple announced the latest in its line of revolutionary, ultraportable devices – the iPad. iPad Portable Genius is the latest in a line of ultra handy, go-to and goes-with you anywhere guides for getting the most out of a new Apple...
Professional C# 2005 with .NET 3.0 (Wrox Professional Guides)
Providing you with the ultimate guide to the C# language, this book will help you quickly write your own programs while also getting you up to speed on how the .NET architecture works. It not only covers the fundamentals of C# but presents numerous examples of applications that use a variety of related technologies, including database access,...
Lonely Planet Discover China (Full Color Country Travel Guide)
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF CHINA
The Great Wall, the Yangzi River, the Army of Terracotta Warriors – we’ve selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real China with the minimum fuss.
Highlights reveal the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences