Library book stock reviews

IET Library book stock reviews for July/August 2014. All books reviewed are available for loan for library users to borrow.

Library book review July/August 2014.

Each month a small sample of new/donated/historical books from our library stock are picked out and reviewed by IET Library staff.

This month we are focusing on two library books. If you are not a member and want to access this title, you can either join the IET or become a library only member.

Handbook of microwave component measurements: with advanced VNA techniques

 

         

Title: Handbook of microwave component measurements: with advanced VNA techniques
Author: Joel O. Dunsmore
Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119979555

Available for loan at: 621.382.029.6 DUN

This book provides everything you need to understand microwave measurements. Its primary focus is on active and passive measurements using a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), these techniques and analysis are equally applicable to measurements made with Spectrum Analyzers or Noise Figure Analyzers.
The early chapters provide a theoretical basis for measurements complete with extensive definitions and descriptions of component characteristics and measurement parameters.  The latter chapters give detailed examples for cases of cable, connector and filter measurements; low noise, high-gain and high power amplifier measurements, a wide range of mixer and frequency converter measurements, and a full examination of fixturing, de-embedding, balanced measurements and calibration techniques. 

System dynamics: modeling, simulation, and control of mechatronic systems


Title: System dynamics: modeling, simulation, and control of mechatronic systems
Author: Dean C. Karnopp, Donald L. Margolis, Ronald C. Rosenberg
Year: 2012
5th edition
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470889084

Available for loan at:  621.315.01 KAR

This new edition continues to offer comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of bond graphs, using these important design tools to help readers better understand the various components of dynamic systems. It also offers a new section on the control of mechatronic systems. System dynamics covers all topics from the ground up, it provides step-by-step guidance on how to leverage the power of bond graphs to model the flow of information and energy in all types of engineering systems. It begins with simple bond graph models of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems, then goes on to explain in detail how to model more complex systems using computer simulations.

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