Author: Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone
Publisher: AVA Publishing
Context & Environment examines the ways in which elements based inside and outside a host building influence and affect the interior space.
Author: Sean Penn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“It seems wrong to say that so dystopian a novel is great fun to read, but it’s true. I suspect that Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S. Thompson would love this book.” —Salman Rushdie From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, darkly funny novel about Bob Honey—a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin. Bob Honey has a hard time connecting with other people, especially since his divorce. He’s tired of being marketed to every moment, sick of a world where even an orgasm isn’t real until it is turned into a tweet. A paragon of old-fashioned American entrepreneurship, Bob sells septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses and arranges pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators. He’s also a contract killer for an off-the-books program run by a branch of US intelligence that targets the elderly, the infirm, and others who drain this consumption-driven society of its resources. When a nosy journalist starts asking questions, Bob can’t decide if it’s a chance to form some sort of new friendship or the beginning of the end for him. With treason on everyone’s lips, terrorism in everyone’s sights, and American political life sinking to ever-lower standards, Bob decides it’s time to make a change—if he doesn’t get killed by his mysterious controllers or exposed in the rapacious media first. A thunderbolt of provocative words and startling images, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff marks the fiction debut of one of America’s most acclaimed artists.
Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson, Nancy Blossom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"The Handbook of Interior Design offers a compilation of current ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design"--
Author: Massimo Banzi, Michael Shiloh
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system
Author: Stylianos Dosopoulos
Abstract: This dissertation, investigates a discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methodology to solve Maxwell's equations in the time-domain. More specifically, we focus on a Interior Penalty (IP) approach to derive a DG formulation. In general, discontinuous Galerkin methods decompose the computational domain into a number of disjoint polyhedral (elements). For each polyhedron, we define local basis functions and approximate the fields as a linear combination of these basis functions. To ensure equivalence to the original problem the tangentially continuity of the electric and magnetic fields need to be enforced between polyhedra interfaces. This condition is applied in the weak sense by proper penalty terms on the variational formulation also known as numerical fluxes. Due to this way of coupling between adjacent polyhedra DG methods offer great flexibility and a nice set of properties such as, explicit time-marching, support for non-conformal meshes, freedom in the choice of basis functions and high efficiency in parallelization. Here, we first introduce an Interior Penalty (IP) approach to derive a DG formulation and a physical interpretation of such an approach. This physical interpretation will provide a physical insight into the IP method and link important concepts like the duality pairing principle to a physical meaning. Furthermore, we discuss the time discretization and stability condition aspects of our scheme. Moreover, to address the issue of very small time steps in multi-scale applications we employ a local time-stepping (LTS) strategy which can greatly reduce the solution time. Secondly, we present an approach to incorporate a conformal Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) in our interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin time-domain (IPDGTD) framework. From a practical point of view, a conformal PML is easier to model compared to a Cartesian PML and can reduce the buffer space between the structure and the truncation boundary, thus potentially reducing the number of unknowns. Next, we discuss our approach to combine EM and circuit simulation into a single framework. We show how we incorporate passive lumped elements such as resistors, capacitors and inductors in the IPDGTD framework. Practically, such a capability is useful since EM applications may often include lumped elements. Following, we present our design of a scalable parallel implementation of IPDGTD in order to exploit the inherit DG parallelism and significantly speed up computations. Our parallelization, is aimed to multi-core CPUs and/or graphics processor units (GPUs), for shared and/or distributed memory systems. In this way all of MPI/CPU, MPI/GPU and MPI/OpenMP configurations can be used. Finally, we extend our IPDGTD to further include the case of non-conformal meshes. Since, in DG methods the tangentially continuity of the fields is enforced in a weak sense, DG methods naturally support non-conformal meshes. In cases of complicated geometries where a conformal mesh is nearly impossible to get, the ability to handle non-conformal meshes is important. The original geometry in divided into smaller pieces and each piece is meshed independently. Thus, meshing requirements can be greatly relaxed and a final mesh can be obtained for computation.
Author: D. G. Hessayon
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
"The House Plant Expert is the best-selling book on house plants, with complete coverage of all major types of house plant, with advice on how to keep your plants healthy, how to display your plants, dealing with pests & problems - even how to get more house plants for free. If you keep house plants (and who doesn't) you'll need this book!"
Author: Jacek F. Gieras
Publisher: CRC Press
The importance of permanent magnet (PM) motor technology and its impact on electromechanical drives has grown exponentially since the publication of the bestselling second edition. The PM brushless motor market has grown considerably faster than the overall motion control market. This rapid growth makes it essential for electrical and electromechanical engineers and students to stay up-to-date on developments in modern electrical motors and drives, including their control, simulation, and CAD. Reflecting innovations in the development of PM motors for electromechanical drives, Permanent Magnet Motor Technology: Design and Applications, Third Edition demonstrates the construction of PM motor drives and supplies ready-to-implement solutions to common roadblocks along the way. This edition supplies fundamental equations and calculations for determining and evaluating system performance, efficiency, reliability, and cost. It explores modern computer-aided design of PM motors, including the finite element approach, and explains how to select PM motors to meet the specific requirements of electrical drives. The numerous examples, models, and diagrams provided in each chapter facilitate a lucid understanding of motor operations and characteristics. This 3rd edition of a bestselling reference has been thoroughly revised to include: Chapters on high speed motors and micromotors Advances in permanent magnet motor technology Additional numerical examples and illustrations An increased effort to bridge the gap between theory and industrial applications Modified research results The growing global trend toward energy conservation makes it quite possible that the era of the PM brushless motor drive is just around the corner. This reference book will give engineers, researchers, and graduate-level students the comprehensive understanding required to develop the breakthroughs that will push this exciting technology to the forefront.
Author: Julieanna Preston
Publisher: Academy Press
What is exactly meant by "atmosphere" when describing a room? Does it refer to space, decor, lighting, or color? While often referred to in design magazines, atmosphere, and, more critically, the elements that create it, have rarely been analyzed. Written by a leading designer and academic, Interior Atmospheres, the latest issue of AD, offers an in-depth examination of the subject of interior atmosphere in three parts: the speculative, the evocative, and the conversant. In the speculative section, a number of prominent designers, such as Claudio Lazzarini and Philip Stark, "speculate" on an interior, creating original interiors. The evocative section deals with ephemeral projects and the more transient qualities of space. The conversant section features interviews with prominent designers and thinkers, including architect and theorist Joel Saunders and architect Wolf Prix. Here is a fascinating look at one of design's most compelling, yet elusive subjects for architects, interior designers, and students alike.
Author: D. Graham Burnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Recounts the 1818 trial Maurice v. Judd in which the new science of taxonomy was pitted against a dispute over the regulation of whale oil and the then-popular view that the whale was a fish.
Author: Studio Kluif
Publisher: Bis Publishers
This fifth anniversary monograph features the works of the Dutch design shop, Studio Kluif. This internationally well-known prize-winning design studio never ceases to amaze with their attractive designs. Ranging from graphic design, illustration, packaging, and design for fashion, this book is packed with new creative projects.
Author: Drue Lawlor, Michael A. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.
Author: Katherine S. Ankerson, Jill Pable
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning provides a pedagogical approach specifically geared to instruction in interior design. Combining theory with practical application and examples unique to the interior design discipline, the unifying theme of the book is achieving excellence in design education. For first-time teachers whose formal training as educators is more limited than their expertise in the discipline of interior design, this text serves as a primary, specialized resource. For both new and seasoned teachers, it is a handy, just-in-time reference for those sticky situations when one needs a fresh perspective in teaching an idea in a new way. The text is enriched by case studies; grading rubrics and student critiques; definitions of educational jargon; tables and graphs; photos of teaching-related activities and spaces; and a bibliography for further information on teaching and learning topics.