Black & Decker Advanced Home Wiring, Updated 4th Edition

DC Circuits * Transfer Switches * Panel Upgrades * Circuit Maps * More

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866359

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 1206

DC Circuits * Transfer Switches * Panel Upgrades * Circuit Maps * More
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Advanced Wiring

Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780783539188

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 4067

Tricks of the trade and color photographs show how to perform specific electrical installation and repair jobs, including connecting a new circuit to a service panel, how to bring additional current to a house, installing surface wiring, and more.
Posted in House & Home

The Complete Guide to Home Wiring

Including Information on Home Electronics & Wireless Technology

Author: Creative Publishing International

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9781589232136

Category: House & Home

Page: 334

View: 8612

Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest information on wireless technology and home electronics, a comprehensive handbook furnishes a full range of repair and upgrade wiring projects, along with detailed circuit diagrams, instructions on how to connect and network home electronics, and the latest requirements of the National Electrical Code in regard to home wiring. Original.
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Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 6th Edition

Current with 2014-2017 Electrical Codes

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610589874

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 6054

DIVThe best DIY wiring book on the market . . . six times over./divDIV /divDIVBlack & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring has led the pack as the United States’ best-selling consumer wiring book for more than a decade now, with previous editions selling over one million copies collectively. Simply put, you won’t find a more complete and up-to-date book on home wiring: from basic skills—including an overview of electricity and wiring safety; wire, cable, and conduits; boxes and panels; switches; and receptacles—to foolproof circuit maps for 30 common wiring set-ups and step-by-step walkthroughs of every essential home wiring and electrical repair project, this book teaches you everything you need to know. Now in its sixth edition, it has most importantly been updated to comply with 2014–2017 National Electric Codes, but in addition, nearly 1,000 accompanying photos offer up-to-date depictions of modern materials and fixtures. Complete with the most current wiring information available today, and presented in our long-renowned, fully illustrated how-to format, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring (6th Edition) guarantees you’ll never be caught in the dark./div
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Beyond the Cognitive Map

From Place Cells to Episodic Memory

Author: A. David Redish

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262181945

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 1220

There are currently two major theories about the role of the hippocampus, a distinctive structure in the back of the temporal lobe. One says that it stores a cognitive map, the other that it is a key locus for the temporary storage of episodic memories. A. David Redish takes the approach that understanding the role of the hippocampus in space will make it possible to address its role in less easily quantifiable areas such as memory. Basing his investigation on the study of rodent navigation -- one of the primary domains for understanding information processing in the brain -- he places the hippocampus in its anatomical context as part of a greater functional system. Redish draws on the extensive experimental and theoretical work of the last 100 years to paint a coherent picture of rodent navigation. His presentation encompasses multiple levels of analysis, from single-unit recording results to behavioral tasks to computational modeling. From this foundation, he proposes a novel understanding of the role of the hippocampus in rodents that can shed light on the role of the hippocampus in primates, explaining data from primate studies and human neurology. The book will be of interest not only to neuroscientists and psychologists, but also to researchers in computer science, robotics, artificial intelligence, and artificial life.
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Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook

Record All Your Important Information for Easy, One-stop Reference

Author: Chris Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866464

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 7826

Easily keep track of the work you've put into your home--or figure out what it needs--with help from this convenient planner! When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? What was the exact shade of the paint you used in the guest bedroom? Is your oven still under warranty? Every homeowner should know the answer to these questions, and many more, but keeping up with every little thing can be a challenge. It helps if you have a system! That's where the Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook comes in. This book tells you what you need to know, how to get the information, and gives you lots of room to keep records about: - House History - Financial Information and Warranties - Scheduled Maintenance Log - Appliances - Heating & Cooling - Repair Projects - Decorative Log including Paint & Floor Coverings - Outdoor Areas & Home Exterior Why not just use a blank notebook? Because the Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook is full of photos, illustrations, and tips to help you decode every system in your house, such as how to read a water meter or estimate the shelf life of paint. Two large pockets attached to the back cover help you securely store receipts, warranties, manuals, and other documents, so you won't have to scramble to find your plumber's phone number during an emergency!
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Black & Decker Advanced Home Wiring

Updated 3rd Edition * DC Circuits * Transfer Switches * Panel Upgrades

Author: Editors Of Creative Publishing

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1589237021

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 3498

Current with Codes through 2014 A carefully selected group of home wiring projects that goes beyond the basics of adding a receptacle or rewiring a lamp. With the information in this book you can take your skill in working with electrical systems to a new level. Projects include: adding a stand-alone, direct-current circuit powered by the sun; installing an automatic standby power system; replacing a main service panel; grounding and bonding your electrical system; installing a radiant flooring system; and working with 240-volt and three-phase power.
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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition

Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760359598

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 8957

BLACK+DECKER's latest edition of the bestselling home-improvement book in North America for more than a decade is completely updated to conform to 2017-2020 national electrical codes. For more than ten years, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Wiring has been the bestselling home wiring manual in North America. Now with more than two million copies in print, this is the home reference book more DIYers choose than any other for many reasons. As the most current wiring book on the market, you can be confident that your projects will meet national writing codes. You’ll also spend more time on your project and less time scratching your head thanks to more than 800 clear color photos and over 40 diagrams that show you exactly what you need to know about home electrical service; all the most common circuits, all the most-needed techniques, all the most essential tools and materials. The information in this book has been created and reviewed by professional electricians under the watchful eye of the experts at BLACK+DECKER. You can find plenty of articles and videos about wiring online or in other publications, but only The Complete Guide to Wiring has passed the rigorous test to make it part of The Best DIY Series from the Brand You Trust.
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Wiring a House

Author: Rex Cauldwell

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585274

Category: House & Home

Page: 245

View: 9350

A guide to residential electricity for professionals and laymen, discussing tools and materials, and offering instruction on how to design electrical wiring, install main service panels, install fixtures and appliances, and other tasks.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3968

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Posted in Business & Economics

Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks

Author: Rodrigo Garcia-Valle,João A. Peças Lopes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461401348

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 325

View: 7935

Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks provides coverage of the challenges and opportunities posed by the progressive integration of electric drive vehicles. Starting with a thorough overview of the current electric vehicle and battery state-of-the-art, this work describes dynamic software tools to assess the impacts resulting from the electric vehicles deployment on the steady state and dynamic operation of electricity grids, identifies strategies to mitigate them and the possibility to support simultaneously large-scale integration of renewable energy sources. New business models and control management architectures, as well as the communication infrastructure required to integrate electric vehicles as active demand are presented. Finally, regulatory issues of integrating electric vehicles into modern power systems are addressed. Inspired by two courses held under the EES-UETP umbrella in 2010 and 2011, this contributed volume consists of nine chapters written by leading researchers and professionals from the industry as well as academia.
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Green Illusions

The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism

Author: Ozzie Zehner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243367

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 437

View: 8943

We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.
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Elements of Information Theory

Author: Thomas M. Cover,Joy A. Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585771

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 8858

The latest edition of this classic is updated with new problem sets and material The Second Edition of this fundamental textbook maintains the book's tradition of clear, thought-provoking instruction. Readers are provided once again with an instructive mix of mathematics, physics, statistics, and information theory. All the essential topics in information theory are covered in detail, including entropy, data compression, channel capacity, rate distortion, network information theory, and hypothesis testing. The authors provide readers with a solid understanding of the underlying theory and applications. Problem sets and a telegraphic summary at the end of each chapter further assist readers. The historical notes that follow each chapter recap the main points. The Second Edition features: * Chapters reorganized to improve teaching * 200 new problems * New material on source coding, portfolio theory, and feedback capacity * Updated references Now current and enhanced, the Second Edition of Elements of Information Theory remains the ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering, statistics, and telecommunications. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
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Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 2117

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
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The Power of Change

Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Committee on Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309371422

Category: Science

Page: 340

View: 4725

Electricity, supplied reliably and affordably, is foundational to the U.S. economy and is utterly indispensable to modern society. However, emissions resulting from many forms of electricity generation create environmental risks that could have significant negative economic, security, and human health consequences. Large-scale installation of cleaner power generation has been generally hampered because greener technologies are more expensive than the technologies that currently produce most of our power. Rather than trade affordability and reliability for low emissions, is there a way to balance all three? The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies considers how to speed up innovations that would dramatically improve the performance and lower the cost of currently available technologies while also developing new advanced cleaner energy technologies. According to this report, there is an opportunity for the United States to continue to lead in the pursuit of increasingly clean, more efficient electricity through innovation in advanced technologies. The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies makes the case that America’s advantagesâ€"world-class universities and national laboratories, a vibrant private sector, and innovative states, cities, and regions that are free to experiment with a variety of public policy approachesâ€"position the United States to create and lead a new clean energy revolution. This study focuses on five paths to accelerate the market adoption of increasing clean energy and efficiency technologies: (1) expanding the portfolio of cleaner energy technology options; (2) leveraging the advantages of energy efficiency; (3) facilitating the development of increasing clean technologies, including renewables, nuclear, and cleaner fossil; (4) improving the existing technologies, systems, and infrastructure; and (5) leveling the playing field for cleaner energy technologies. The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Energy Technologies is a call for leadership to transform the United States energy sector in order to both mitigate the risks of greenhouse gas and other pollutants and to spur future economic growth. This study’s focus on science, technology, and economic policy makes it a valuable resource to guide support that produces innovation to meet energy challenges now and for the future.
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Global Production Networking and Technological Change in East Asia

Author: Shahid Yusuf,M. Anjum Altaf,Kaoru Nabeshima

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821356186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 5943

In the coming decades, East Asian economies must face the challenges of an increasingly globalized marketplace. This book explores the changing parameters of competition in East Asia, and argues that success ultimately will depend on the ability of the region's firms to harness the potential of global production networks and to build their own innovative capability. Presenting the latest findings on global production networks and the evolution of technological capabilities, it provides researchers, students, and policymakers with in-depth information and analysis on key issues related to growth and development in East Asia. East Asian firms must not only achieve greater efficiency but also become more innovative, offering differentiated products in order to vie with other first-tier suppliers of multinational corporations. These firms will also need to develop a technological edge if they are to compete with corporations from the leading OECD countries and form their own global production networks. 'Global Production Networking and Technological Change in East Asia' argues that a development strategy linked to technological advance will be necessary to foster the growth of innovative national firms that can remain competitive in global markets.
Posted in Business & Economics

Integrated Computing Technology

First International Conference, INTECH 2011, Sao Carlos, Brazil, May 31-June 2, 2011,Proceedings

Author: Estevam Rafael Hruschka,Junzo Watada,Maria Carmo Nicoletti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642222463

Category: Computers

Page: 177

View: 1901

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Integrated Computing Technology, INTECH 2011, held in Sao Carlos, Brazil, in May/ June 2011. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The conference fosters discussions in integrating models, framework, designs, content,networks and the knowledge through more robust and high quality research.
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Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners, Updated 3rd Edition

Electrical - Mechanical - Plumbing - Building - Current with 2015-2017 Codes

Author: Bruce A. Barker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591869064

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 5109

Electrical - Mechanical - Plumbing - Building - Current with 2015-2017 Codes
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The On-line Electric Vehicle

Wireless Electric Ground Transportation Systems

Author: Nam P. Suh,Dong Ho Cho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319511831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

View: 1624

This book details the design and technology of the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) system and its enabling wireless power-transfer technology, the “shaped magnetic field in resonance” (SMFIR). The text shows how OLEV systems can achieve their three linked important goals: reduction of CO2 produced by ground transportation; improved energy efficiency of ground transportation; and contribution to the amelioration or prevention of climate change and global warming. SMFIR provides power to the OLEV by wireless transmission from underground cables using an alternating magnetic field and the reader learns how this is done. This cable network will in future be part of any local smart grid for energy supply and use thereby exploiting local and renewable energy generation to further its aims. In addition to the technical details involved with design and realization of a fleet of vehicles combined with extensive subsurface charging infrastructure, practical issues such as those involved with pedestrian safety are considered. Furthermore, the benefits of reductions in harmful emissions without recourse to large banks of batteries are made apparent. Importantly, the use of Professor Suh’s axiomatic design paradigm enables such a complicated transportation system to be developed at reasonable cost and delivered on time. The book covers both the detailed design and the relevant systems-engineering knowledge and draws on experience gained in the successful implementation of OLEV systems in four Korean cities. The introduction to axiomatic design and the in-depth discussion of system and technology development provided by The On-line Electric Vehicle is instructive to graduate students in electrical, mechanical and transportation engineering and will help engineers and designers to master the efficient, timely and to-cost implementation of large-scale networked systems. Managers responsible for the running of large transportation infrastructure projects and concerned with technology management more generally will also find much to interest them in this book.
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