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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and Application in Fashion and Textile Supply Chain


“This book highlights the technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and its application in textile and garment manufacturing and supply chain management. It discusses the history, technology, and workings of RFID and types of RFID systems. It compares differences, advantages, and disadvantages of RFID and barcode technologies. It also covers application in textile production, fashion production, supply chain, and retail, and RFID-based process control in textile and fashion production. It offers case studies of RFID adoption by famous fashion brands detailing the competitive advantages and discusses modelling and simulation of RFID applications and challenges and future directions”–

Magnetoelectric Composites


This book is dedicated to modeling and application of magnetoelectric (ME) effect in layered and bulk composites based on magnetostrictive and piezoelectric materials. Currently, a huge literature is available on theoretical and experimental studies of ME composites but much less on the development and research of instruments based on them. It is important to note that so far only investigation of ME magnetic field sensors has been cited in the existing literature. However, these studies have finally resulted in the creation of low-frequency ME magnetic field sensors with parameters substantially exceeding the characteristics of Hall sensors. The book presents the authors’ many years of experience, gained while studying ME composites and creating device models based on their studies. It describes low-frequency ME devices, such as current and position sensors and energy harvesters, and microwave ME devices, such as antennas, attenuators, filters, gyrators, and phase shifters.

Reinforcement Learning and Dynamic Programming Using Function Approximators


From household appliances to applications in robotics, engineered systems involving complex dynamics can only be as effective as the algorithms that control them. While Dynamic Programming (DP) has provided researchers with a way to optimally solve decision and control problems involving complex dynamic systems, its practical value was limited by algorithms that lacked the capacity to scale up to realistic problems. However, in recent years, dramatic developments in Reinforcement Learning (RL), the model-free counterpart of DP, changed our understanding of what is possible. Those developments led to the creation of reliable methods that can be applied even when a mathematical model of the system is unavailable, allowing researchers to solve challenging control problems in engineering, as well as in a variety of other disciplines, including economics, medicine, and artificial intelligence. Reinforcement Learning and Dynamic Programming Using Function Approximators provides a comprehensive and unparalleled exploration of the field of RL and DP. With a focus on continuous-variable problems, this seminal text details essential developments that have substantially altered the field over the past decade. In its pages, pioneering experts provide a concise introduction to classical RL and DP, followed by an extensive presentation of the state-of-the-art and novel methods in RL and DP with approximation. Combining algorithm development with theoretical guarantees, they elaborate on their work with illustrative examples and insightful comparisons. Three individual chapters are dedicated to representative algorithms from each of the major classes of techniques: value iteration, policy iteration, and policy search. The features and performance of these algorithms are highlighted in extensive experimental studies on a range of control applications. The recent development of applications involving complex systems has led to a surge of interest in RL and DP methods and the subsequent need for a quality resource on the subject. For graduate students and others new to the field, this book offers a thorough introduction to both the basics and emerging methods. And for those researchers and practitioners working in the fields of optimal and adaptive control, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and operations research, this resource offers a combination of practical algorithms, theoretical analysis, and comprehensive examples that they will be able to adapt and apply to their own work. Access the authors’ website at for additional material, including computer code used in the studies and information concerning new developments.


Modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems

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Unique in its focus on design and analysis methodologies for all areas of material flow management and system resource usage. Features research techniques that demonstrate the difference between opinions and findings, leading-edge approach to facility layout and a comprehensive queueing network. Progressive examples illustrate that there is more than one model for a system and case studies show integration of multiple techniques for realistic model building and problem solving.


Classical Electrodynamics 3rd Edition

$101.00 $68.00

A revision of the defining book covering the physics and classical mathematics necessary to understand electromagnetic fields in materials and at surfaces and interfaces. The third edition has been revised to address the changes in emphasis and applications that have occurred in the past twenty years.


Degarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing

$115.00 $70.00

Newly revised, DeGarmo′s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing has been the market-leading text on manufacturing and manufacturing processes courses for over fifty years. Authors J T. Black and Ron Kohser have continued this book′s long and distinguished tradition of exceedingly clear presentation and highly practical approach to materials and processes, presenting mathematical models and analytical equations only when they enhance the basic understanding of the material. Updated to reflect all current practices, standards, and materials, this edition has new coverage of additive manufacturing, lean engineering, and processes related to ceramics, polymers, and plastics.

Control of Nonlinear Systems via PI, PD and PID: Stability and Performance


The purpose of this book is to give an exposition of recently adaptive PI/PD/PID control design for nonlinear systems. Since PI/PD/PID control is simple in structure and inexpensive in implementation, it has been undoubtedly the most widely employed controller in industry. In fact, PI/PD/PID controllers are sufficient for many control problems, particularly when process dynamics are benign and the performance requirements are modest. The book focuses on how to design general PI/PD/PID controller with self-tuning gains for different systems, which includes SISO nonlinear system, SISO nonaffine system and MIMO nonlinear system.

Data Converters, Phase-Locked Loops, and Their Applications


With a focus on designing and verifying CMOS analog integrated circuits, the book reviews design techniques for mixed-signal building blocks, such as Nyquist and oversampling data converters, and circuits for signal generation, synthesis, and recovery. The text details all aspects, from specifications to the final circuit, of the design of digital-to-analog converters, analog-to-digital converters, phase-locked loops, delay-locked loops, high-speed input/output link transceivers, and class D amplifiers. Special emphasis is put on calibration methods that can be used to compensate circuit errors due to device mismatches and semiconductor process variations.

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IoT and Low-Power Wireless: Circuits, Architectures, and Techniques

The book offers unique insight into the modern world of wireless communication that included 5G generation, implementation in Internet of Things (IoT), and emerging biomedical applications. To meet different design requirements, gaining perspective on systems is important. Written by international experts in industry and academia, the intended audience is practicing engineers with some electronics background. It presents the latest research and practices in wireless communication, as industry prepares for the next evolution towards a trillion interconnected devices. The text further explains how modern RF wireless systems may handle such a large number of wireless devices.

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High-Speed and Lower Power Technologies


This book explores the most up-to-date research trends and achievements on low-power and high-speed technologies in both electronics and optics. It offers unique insight into low-power and high-speed approaches ranging from devices, ICs, sub-systems and networks that can be exploited for future mobile devices, 5G networks, and Internet of Things (IoT). The interconnections between modules or servers using electrical and optical technologies and the packaging for lower-power system and networks are taken into consideration. Written by top international experts in both industry and academia, the book discusses new devices, such as Si-on-chip laser, interconnection using graphene ribbons and 2-dimensional semiconductors, and low-power FPGA and network processors.