Today, the term reliability is part of our everyday language, especially when speaking about the functionality of a product. A very reliable product is a product that fulfils its function at all times and under all operating conditions. The technical definition for reliability differs only slightly by expanding this common definition by probability: reliability is the probability that a product does not fail under given functional und environmental conditions during a defined period of time (VDI guidelines 4001).
The entries in Paul Brians' "Common Errors in English Usage" are organized alphabetically and provide hours of amusement for anyone who loves language. This book brought back memories of childhood, in those moments where the use of "borrowed" and "lend" were taught at school. Then there is the every present annoyance of "its/it's." Who has not made a mistake while spelling lightening and
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Foreword ........................................................................................ xiii About the Authors............................................................................ xv About the Technical Reviewer ....................................................... xvii Acknowledgments .................................................................
What could you do with data if scalability wasn't a problem? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how Apache Cassandra handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers -- capabilities that have attracted Facebook, Twitter, and other data-intensive companies. Cassandra: The Definitive Guide provides the technical details and practical examples you need to assess this database management system and put it to work in a production environment
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not provide goods or services directly to the public are only subject to the ADA’s requirements
for new construction and alterations.
Businesses need to know two important deadlines for compliance. Starting March 15, 2011,
businesses must comply with the ADA’s general nondiscrimination requirements, including
provisions related to policies and procedures and effective communication.
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What is an error in English? The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I’ll leave to linguists the technical definitions. Here we’re concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak.
This fourth revised edition of “Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy: Practical Clinical
Applications”, edited by S. H. Levitt, J. A. Purdy, C. A. Perez, and S. Vijaykumar, continues
this publication’s outstanding excellence in the definition of the technical advances for
radiation therapy. The previous three editions were milestones in the definition of new
technologies and how they would be applied in clinical practice.
During the past decade, consultation activities that
focus on managers and senior leaders in organizations
have increasingly been referred to as executive
coaching. This term has begun to take on a technical
meaning within the field of organization development,
yet the area of practice has suffered significantly
from a relative lack of specific attention to it
in the professional literature.
Merlin Gerin technical guide Medium Voltage help you to carry out the calculations requires to define and determine equipment dimensions and provides useful information enabling you to design your MV switchboard. It's goal is presenting and assisting in the section of MV equipment in conformity with standards; proving design rules used to calculate the dimensions or ratings of an MV switchboard.
Most of the epidemiological studies which compared breast
cancer risk of active smokers to women who were not
smokers (regardless of their passive smoke exposure) have
found no association of smoking and breast cancer risk. But
several studies found that women who smoked had a
decreased breast cancer risk. It is not uncommon for
epidemiological studies to come to different assessments of
health risk, especially when, as in these studies, the associated
risk is not large.
Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Finance and
is written and compiled
for working professionals engaged in the fields of international finance, global trade, foreign
investments, and banking. It may be used for day-to-day practice and for technical research.
is a practical reference of proven techniques, strategies, and
approaches that are successfully used by professionals to diagnose multinational finance and
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The scope of this electrical installation handbook is to provide the designer and
user of electrical plants with a quick reference, immediate-use working tool.
This is not intended to be a theoretical document, nor a technical catalogue,
but, in addition to the latter, aims to be of help in the correct definition of
equipment, in numerous practical installation situations.
Environmental economics as a discipline is expanding rapidly. With this
expansion, an increasing vocabulary has been developed to explain various
techniques and ideas within the subject area. As a consequence, the need for a
dictionary to explain the terms used has arisen. The definitions provided in
this dictionary aim to give the reader access to some of the more technical
literature that has been produced, as well as a general overview of the main
techniques in the subject area of environmental and resource economics....
Before market segmentation can take place, the relevant market has to be defined,
meaning the product related, geographical and temporal boundaries of that market
have to be fixed.
Any such definition has to look at the market through the consum-
ers’ eyes, because the consumer makes decisions based on the evaluation of alterna-
tives and substitutes.
A Learner's Polish-English Dictionary contains over 27,000 entries. It is intended primarily for the use
of the English-speaking reader of Polish, interested in arriving at the central or commonest meaning of
a word, not in an exhaustive set of usages and definitions. It does not attempt to cover technical or
scientific terms, or the names of uncommon plants and animals. Most terms related to the social sciences
and the humanities are included. It is expected that the user will be familiar with the principles of
This book attempts to describe some of the basic grammatical characteristics of the
English language in a way accessible to most students of English. For this reason we
start at the beginning and take as little as possible for granted. Definitions are given for
grammatical concepts when they are first used and there is a glossary at the back of the
book to remind the reader of these as he or she works through it. At ...
Valuation of all assets and liabilities, other than technical provisions should be
carried out, unless otherwise stated in conformity with International Accounting
Standards as endorsed by the European Commission. They are therefore considered
a suitable proxy to the extent they reflect the economic valuation principles of