The Mechanics of Robot Grasping

The Mechanics of Robot Grasping In this comprehensive textbook about robot grasping, readers will discover an integrated look at the major concepts and technical results in robot grasp mechanics. A large body of prior research, including key theories, graphical techniques, and insights on robot hand designs, is organized into a systematic review, using common notation

Radiative Transfer in Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres

Radiative Transfer in Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres Radiative transfer is essential for obtaining information from the spectra of astrophysical objects. This volume provides an overview of the physical and mathematical background of radiative transfer, and its applications to stellar and planetary atmospheres. It covers the phenomenology and physics of early-type and late-type stars, as well

Rational Choice and Strategic Conflict: The Subjectivistic Approach to Game and Decision Theory

Rational Choice and Strategic Conflict: The Subjectivistic Approach to Game and Decision Theory “This book is refreshing, innovative and important for several reasons. Perhaps most importantly, it attempts to reconcile game theory with one-person decision theory by viewing a game as a collection of one-person decision problems. As natural as this approach may seem, it

Optical Effects in Solids

Optical Effects in Solids An overview of the optical effects in solids, addressing the physics of various materials and their response to electromagnetic radiation. The discussion includes metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators. The book begins by introducing the dielectric function into Maxwell’s macroscopic equations and finding their plane-wave solution. The physics governing the dielectric function

Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering

Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering Written in a clear, logical and concise manner, this comprehensive resource provides discussion on essential mathematical tools, required for upgraded system performance. Understanding of basic principles and governing laws is essential to reduce complexity of the system, and this guide offers detailed discussion on analytical and numerical techniques

Experimental Methods for Science and Engineering Students 2nd Edition

Experimental Methods for Science and Engineering Students: An Introduction to the Analysis and Presentation of Data 2nd Edition Responding to the developments of the past twenty years, Les Kirkup has thoroughly updated his popular book on experimental methods, while retaining the extensive coverage and practical advice from the first edition. Many topics from that edition remain,

Elemental Analysis: An Introduction to Modern Spectrometric Techniques

Elemental Analysis: An Introduction to Modern Spectrometric Techniques Elemental Analysis is an excellent guide introducing cutting-edge methods for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of elements. Each chapter of the book gives an overview of a certain technique, such as AAS, AFS, ICP-OES, MIP-OES, ICP-MS and XRF. Readers will benefit from a balanced combination of theoretical basics,

Electron Magnetic Resonance Principles

Electron Magnetic Resonance Principles The book presents principles of electron magnetic resonance from a chemist’s point-of-view, covering g-tensor theory, isotropical hyperfine structure, anisotropical hyperfine structure and fine structure of spectrum, and relaxation theory. Detailed explanations on quantitative determination of paramagnetic species are given to address readers’ difficulties. Written as a physical chemistry graduate textbook, it

Introduction to Lens Design

Introduction to Lens Design Optical lenses have many important applications, from telescopes and spectacles, to microscopes and lasers. This concise, introductory book provides an overview of the subtle art of lens design. It covers the fundamental, optical theory, and the practical methods and tools employed in lens design, in a succinct and accessible manner. Topics

Chemical Kinetics in Combustion and Reactive Flows: Modeling Tools and Applications

Chemical Kinetics in Combustion and Reactive Flows: Modeling Tools and Applications Following elucidation of the basics of thermodynamics and detailed explanation of chemical kinetics of reactive mixtures, readers are introduced to unique and effective mathematical tools for the modeling, simulation and analysis of chemical non-equilibrium phenomena in combustion and flows. The reactor approach is presented