Microgrid Design and Operation: Toward Smart Energy in Cities
With the growth of renewable energy sources, microgrids have become a key component in the distribution of power to localized areas while connected to the traditional grid or operating in a disconnected island mode. Based on the extensive real-world experience of the authors, this cutting-edge resource provides a basis for the design, installation, and day-by-day management of microgrids.
Professionals find coverage of the critical aspects they need to understand, from the initial planning and the selection of the most appropriate technologies and equipment, to optimal management and real-time control. Moreover, this forward-looking book places emphasis on new architectures of the energy systems of the future. Written in accessible language with practical examples, the book explains advanced topics such as optimization algorithms for energy management systems, control issues for both on-grid and island mode, and microgrid protection. Practitioners are also provided with a complete vision for the deployment of the microgrid in smart
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Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide. Whether it’s called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it’s a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you’d like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start. Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production. Features: helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach; explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices; and provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production. If you’d like to design for the future, “Designing the Internet of Things” is a great place to start.
About the Author
Adrian McEwen (Liverpool, UK) is an Internet of Things expert. He co-wrote and runs the Howduino course, teaching about Arduino across the UK. Adrian is the curator of official Arduino Ethernet Library. He has prowled the rooftops of Liverpool City Centre embedding Arduino sensors into the city’s infrastructure. Hakim Cassimally (Liverpool, UK) is an Italian and English Literature Graduate who discovered Perl and never looked back. A writer of SciFi, Hakim founded a study group for the Stanford AI distributed learning classes.
A comprehensive, storytelling approach to Computing Concepts. The 11th edition has been revamped to include emphasis on mobile computing, cloud computing, privacy/surveillance, and big data.
Spreadsheets are used daily by millions of people for tasks that range from organizing a list of addresses to carrying out complex economic simulations. Spreadsheet programs are easy to learn and convenient to use because they have a clear visual model and a simple efficient underlying computational model. Yet although the basic spreadsheet model could be extended, improved, or otherwise experimented with in many ways, there is no coherently designed, reasonably efficient open source spreadsheet implementation that is a suitable platform for such experiments. This book fills the gap, teaching users how to experiment with and implement innovative spreadsheet functionality and introducing two software platforms for doing so. Along the way, it draws on and illustrates software technologies and computer science topics that range from object-oriented programming to compiler technology. Spreadsheet Implementation Technology surveys a wide range of information about spreadsheets drawn from user experience, the scientific literature, and patents. After summarizing the spreadsheet computation model and the most important challenges for efficient recalculation, the book describes Corecalc, a core implementation of essential spreadsheet functionality suitable for practical experiments, and Funcalc, an extension of Corecalc that allows users to define their own functions without extraneous programming languages or loss of efficiency. It also shows the advantages of automatic function specialization and offers a user’s manual for Funcalc. The Corecalc and Funcalc software is downloadable free of charge.
About the Author
Peter Sestoft is a Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Java Precisely and C# Precisely, both published by the MIT Press.
In this book, procedures and processes are presented in a step-by-step manner using relevant screenshots. To encourage hands-on learning, the text is interspersed with Do-It-Yourself sections. Each chapter closes with additional practical exercises to enable students to familiarize themselves with various computer applications. This new edition includes new and updated topics, new useful appendices, an improved ordering of the topics as well as laboratory exercises provided on the Companion Website.
- Chapter 1. Computer Systems (Windows)
- Chapter 2. Word Processing (Word)
- Chapter 3. Spreadsheets ( Excel)
- Chapter 4. Project Planning (Microsoft Project)
- Chapter 5. Presentations (PowerPoint) and Basic of Multimedia
- Chapter 6. Internet