Fundamentals and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics

Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The second edition not only provides more information but makes it more accessib

Modern Railway Track free ebook

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Modern Railway Track

This is the digital edition which was originally published in 2001 as a hard cover book. It is dealing with design, construction and maintenance of railway track. Attention is paid to fundamental aspects, conventional track, slab track, high-speed, heavy haul, tram and metro.The book is used world wide by universities, railway administrations, engineering firms, consultants and individual engin

Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction free ebook

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Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

Dynamic Soil-structure interaction is one of the major topics in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics since it is closely related to the safety evaluation of many important engineering projects, such as nuclear power plants, to resist earthquakes. In dealing with the analysis of dynamic soil-structure interactions, one of the most difficult tasks is the modeling of unbounded media. To solve

DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating the Environmental Defense Fund

During the 1950s and 60s, scientists began to question the widespread use of DDT, a pesticide used indiscriminately for agricultural purposes because of its efficiency in killing insects. Researchers were discovering that contact with the chemical was leading to the decline of many species of predatory birds, and was a major factor in causing cancer and reproductive defects in humans. DDT was a

Introduction to High-Temperature Superconductivity (Selected Topics in Superconductivity)

Covers the full range of properties of HTS....belongs on the desk of every scientist and engineer working with HTS.' - MRS Bulletin 'Because of HTSCs potential for a strong impact on business and society, it is important that new and working engineers become knowledgeable in the technology. This book will become an invaluable resource for understanding the fundamental characteristics of

Femtosecond Real-Time Spectroscopy of Small Molecules and Clusters (Springer Tracts in Modern Physics)

This book gives a detailed overview on this new and exciting field at the boundary of physics and chemistry.
Laser-induced ultrafast molecuar dynamics is presented for many textbook-like examples of model molecules and clusters.
Experimental results on phenomena like wave packet propagation, ultrafast photodissociation and femtosecond structural redistribution are presented and de