IET Library book stock reviews for July/August 2014. All books reviewed are available for loan for library users to borrow.
Each month a small sample of new/donated/historical books from our library stock are picked out and reviewed by IET Library staff.
Title: Handbook of microwave component measurements: with advanced VNA techniques
Author: Joel O. Dunsmore
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.
Title: System dynamics: modeling, simulation, and control of mechatronic systems
Author: Dean C. Karnopp, Donald L. Margolis, Ronald C. Rosenberg
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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