In recent years, all western industrialized countries, and to a growing extent
even many developed and developing Asian nations, have witnessed a remarkable
growth in numbers of older people . Future projections anticipate continued
increases, particularly in numbers of individuals who are 85 years and older .
Although US statistics have indicated recent declines in disability trends , overall
numbers of older individuals living with disability and functional dependence
are likely to increase given projected increases in life expectancy .
The study focuses on the use of information systems in the Heavy Engineering industry in South Africa and the decision to make, buy or rent information systems. Special focus was placed on the factors that influence the decision to make, buy or rent information systems. It is undeniable that changes in the competitive environment, such as technological advances and globalisation, are driving organisations toward new ways of operating. In striving to become flexible, lean, and more competitive, organisations have been increasingly swift to externalise support service functions.
Ebook The economics of Environmental Management in Vietnam is compiled with the content: Overview of economic research on environmental issues in Vietnam; the on site costs of soil erosion and benefi ts of soil conservation in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam; the on site costs of soil erosion and choice of land use systems by upland farmers in central vietnam; environmental consequences of and pollution control options for pond “tra” fish production in the mekong delta a case study in thotnot district, Cantho city; incentives for wastewater management in industrial estates...
This book is for anyone who wants to do any application development in Excel. Even for an old hand at Excel development, a brief skim through reveals valuable nuggets of information.
Excel Add-in Development in C/C++: Applications in Finance is a must-buy book for any serious Excel developer. Excel is the industry standard for financial modelling, providing a number of ways for users to extend the functionality of their own add-ins, including VB. C/C++.
Chloroform exerts a suppressing effect on the central nervous system. It had been used as a general anaesthetic since the 19th century, but it disappeared, because of its hepatotoxicity and arrhythmia-inducing effects. It is now being used for industrial purposes, such as a solvent, extracting reagent, refrigerant and chemical material. Chloroform poisoning can be seen in accidental, suicidal  and homicidal cases.
This subcourse is designed to provide instruction on the concept and operation of the basic components of the hydraulic system. It also describes the various components of a typical hydraulic system, their construction and functions, and their relationship to each other. When the term hydraulics is applied to aircraft, it means a method of transmitting power from one location to another through the use of a confined fluid.
Pacing through second decade of the 21th century, more computer users are widely adopting technology-based tools and information-enriched databases to focus on supporting managerial decision making, reducing preventable faults and improving outcome forecasting. The goal of decision support systems (DSS) is to develop and deploy information technology-based systems in supporting efficient practice in multidiscipline domains. This book aims to portray a pragmatic perspective of applying DSS in the 21th century.
Although relatively unknown some years ago, driverless industrial trucks have come to occupy an important position within the framework of highly organized systems of driverless transport (DTS). The essential factors contributing to this fact are without doubt on the one hand the increased need for automation in industry, and on the other hand the high degree of ﬂexibility afforded by these appliances.
Genetic Algorithms K.F. Man, K.S. Tang and S. Kwong Neural Networks for Modelling and Control of Dynamic Systems M. Nørgaard, O. Ravn, L.K. Hansen and N.K. Poulsen Modelling and Control of Robot Manipulators (2nd Edition) L. Sciavicco and B. Siciliano Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Industrial Systems L.H. Chiang, E.L. Russell and R.D. Braatz Soft Computing L. Fortuna, G. Rizzotto, M. Lavorgna, G. Nunnari, M.G. Xibilia and R. Caponetto Statistical Signal Processing T. Chonavel Discrete-time Stochastic Processes (2nd Edition) T. Söderström Parallel...
Ethylene glycol is being widely used as solvents, lubricants and surfactants in industries; for daily necessities, it is being used as a component of cold-reserving materials and of nonfreezing coolants of automobiles. There were cases of accidental and suicidal ingestion of such fluids [1–3]. As toxic actions of ethylene glycol, suppression of central nervous system activities similar to that of alcohol and metabolic acidosis caused by glycolic acid produced from ethylene glycol can be mentioned.
The rate of application of technological advances to plants and crops in the
United States will play a major role in maintaining a sustainable leadership
position in agriculture, forestry, and manufacturing. The long-term well-being
of the nation clearly depends on near-term support of the research necessary
for developing a renewable resource base. The justification for such an intense
focus and the priorities for immediate research are contained in this roadmap
for plant/crop-based renewable resources....
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: Research Article Design Considerations for Scalable High-Performance Vision Systems Embedded in Industrial Print Inspection Machines
Food consumption patterns are changing as a result of health and environmental issues. Interest
in organically produced food is increasing throughout the world. Global demand for organic
products remains robust, with sales increasing by over five billion US dollars a year (Willer,
Yussefi-Menzler, and Sorensen 2009). In Thailand, rapid socio-economic development has been
accompanied by modernization and industrialization of agricultural food production.
PID controllers are probably the most commonly used controller structures in industry. They do, however, present some challenges to control and instrumentation engineers in the aspect of tuning of the gains required for stability and good transient performance. There are several prescriptive rules used in PID tuning. An example is that proposed by Ziegler and Nichols in the 1940's and described in this note.
Chapter 6 - Telecommunicationsand networks. The objectives of this chapter: Understand the concept of a network; apply Metcalfe’s law in understanding the value of a network; identify major developments and trends in the industries, technologies, and business applications of telecommunications and Internet technologies;...
In industrialized countries, distribution systems deliver electricity literally
everywhere, taking power generated at many locations and delivering it to
end users. Generation, transmission, and distribution — of these big three
components of the electricity infrastructure, the distribution system gets the
least attention. Yet, it is often the most critical component in terms of its
effect on reliability and quality of service, cost of electricity, and aesthetic
(mainly visual) impacts on society....
The mechatronic servo system is the major theme studied in this book. In
particular, the servo system adopted in an electric servo motor is explained in
this chapter. Several items of its utilization from the development stage to the
present as well as its performances. The so-called mechanism machine (called
as mechatronic servo system at the following), i.e.
The objective of this book is to present methods of power system analysis and
design, particularly with the aid of a personal computer, in su‰cient depth
to give the student the basic theory at the undergraduate level. The approach
is designed to develop students’ thinking processes, enabling them to reach a
sound understanding of a broad range of topics related to power system
engineering, while motivating their interest in the electrical power industry.