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Electromagnetic Technologies for Medical Diagnostics. Fundamental Issues, Clinical Applications and Perspectives

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ISBN: 9783038976769 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-677-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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The content of this Special Issue will highlight papers exploring non-commutative Fourier harmonic analysis, spectral properties of aperiodic order, the hypoelliptic heat equation, and the relativistic heat equation in the context of Information Theory and Geometric Science of Information.

Sports Materials

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ISBN: 9783039281626 9783039281633 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-163-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Advances in materials are crucial to the development of sports equipment, from tennis rackets to skis to running shoes. Materials-driven improvements in equipment have helped athletes perform better, while enhancing safety and making sport more accessible and enjoyable. This book brings together a collection of 10 papers on the topic of sports materials, as published in a Special Issue of Applied Sciences. The papers within this book cover a range of sports, including golf, tennis, table tennis and baseball. State-of-the-art engineering techniques, such as finite element modelling, impact testing and full-field strain measurement, are applied to help further our understanding of sports equipment mechanics and the role of materials, with a view to improving performance, enhancing safety and facilitating informed regulatory decision making. The book also includes papers that describe emerging and novel materials, including auxetic materials with their negative Poisson’s ratio (fattening when stretched) and knits made of bamboo charcoal. This collection of papers should serve as a useful resource for sports engineers working in both academia and industry, as well as engineering students who are interested in sports equipment and materials.

Nanoscale Photonic Imaging

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Book Series: Topics in Applied Physics ISBN: 9783030344139 Year: Pages: 634 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34413-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Biology --- Computer Science --- Agriculture (General)
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This open access book, edited and authored by a team of world-leading researchers, provides a broad overview of advanced photonic methods for nanoscale visualization, as well as describing a range of fascinating in-depth studies. Introductory chapters cover the most relevant physics and basic methods that young researchers need to master in order to work effectively in the field of nanoscale photonic imaging, from physical first principles, to instrumentation, to mathematical foundations of imaging and data analysis. Subsequent chapters demonstrate how these cutting edge methods are applied to a variety of systems, including complex fluids and biomolecular systems, for visualizing their structure and dynamics, in space and on timescales extending over many orders of magnitude down to the femtosecond range. Progress in nanoscale photonic imaging in Göttingen has been the sum total of more than a decade of work by a wide range of scientists and mathematicians across disciplines, working together in a vibrant collaboration of a kind rarely matched. This volume presents the highlights of their research achievements and serves as a record of the unique and remarkable constellation of contributors, as well as looking ahead at the future prospects in this field. It will serve not only as a useful reference for experienced researchers but also as a valuable point of entry for newcomers.

Preparing for Life in a Digital World

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ISBN: 9783030387815 Year: Pages: 297 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38781-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education
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This Open Access book summarizes the key findings from the second cycle of IEA’s International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), conducted in 2018. ICILS seeks to establish how well schools around the globe are responding to the need to provide young people with the necessary digital participatory competencies. Effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for successful participation in an increasingly digital world. ICILS 2018 explores international differences in students’ computer and information literacy (CIL), namely their ability to use computers to investigate, create, and communicate at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. Participating countries also had an option to administer an assessment of students’ computational thinking (CT), focused on their ability to recognize aspects of real-world problems appropriate for computational formulation, and to evaluate and develop algorithmic solutions to those problems, so that the solutions could be operationalized with a computer. The data collected by ICILS 2018 show how digital competencies can be assessed using instruments representing authentic contexts for ICT use, and how students’ CIL and CT skills relate to school learning experiences, out-of-school contexts, and student characteristics. Those data also show how learning technologies are used in classrooms around the world. Background questionnaires asked students about their use of ICT, and collected information from teachers, schools, and national education systems about the resourcing and teaching of CIL (and CT) within their countries. The results of ICILS 2018 will enable policymakers and education systems to develop a better understanding of the contexts and outcomes of CIL (and CT) education programs.

High Precision X-Ray Measurements

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ISBN: 9783039213177 9783039213184 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-318-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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Since their discovery in 1895, the detection of X-rays has had a strong impact on and various applications in several fields of science and human life. Impressive efforts have been made to develop new types of detectors and new techniques, aiming to obtain higher precision both in terms of energy and position. Depending on the applications, solid state detectors, microcalorimeters, and various types of spectrometers currently serve as the best options for spectroscopic and imaging detectors. Recent advancements in micron and meV precision have opened the door for groundbreaking applications in fundamental physics, medical science, astrophysics, cultural heritage, and several other fields. The aim of this Special Issue is to compile an overview, from different communities and research fields, of the most recent developments in X-ray detection and their possible impacts in various sectors, such as in exotic atom measurements, quantum physics studies, XRF, XES, EXAFS, plasma emission spectroscopy, monochromators, synchrotron radiation, telescopes, and space engineering. All the papers included in this Special Issue contribute to emphasizing the importance of X-ray detection in a very broad range of physics topics; most of these topics are covered by the published works, and several others are mentioned in the paper references, providing an interesting and very useful synopsis, from a variety of different communities and research fields, of the most recent developments in X-ray detection and their impact in fundamental research and societal applications.

New Industry 4.0 Advances in Industrial IoT and Visual Computing for Manufacturing Processes

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ISBN: 9783039282906 9783039282913 Year: Pages: 428 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-291-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Industrial Engineering
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Modern factories are experiencing rapid digital transformation supported by emerging technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of things (IIOT), industrial big data and cloud technologies, deep learning and deep analytics, AI, intelligent robotics, cyber-physical systems and digital twins, complemented by visual computing (including new forms of artificial vision with machine learning, novel HMI, simulation, and visualization). This is evident in the global trend of Industry 4.0. The impact of these technologies is clear in the context of high-performance manufacturing. Important improvements can be achieved in productivity, systems reliability, quality verification, etc. Manufacturing processes, based on advanced mechanical principles, are enhanced by big data analytics on industrial sensor data. In current machine tools and systems, complex sensors gather useful data, which is captured, stored, and processed with edge, fog, or cloud computing. These processes improve with digital monitoring, visual data analytics, AI, and computer vision to achieve a more productive and reliable smart factory. New value chains are also emerging from these technological changes. This book addresses these topics, including contributions deployed in production, as well as general aspects of Industry 4.0.

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cutting insert selection --- cutting parameter optimization --- artificial neural networks --- genetic algorithm --- connected enterprise --- smart manufacturing --- big data --- machine learning --- data reduction --- predictive analytics --- in-line dimensional inspection --- warm forming --- 3D mesh reconstruction --- optical system --- revolution workpiece --- defect detection --- polymer lithium-ion battery --- convolutional neural network --- deep learning --- blister defect --- flower pollination algorithm --- Industry 4.0 --- anomaly detection --- scheduling --- neural network --- skyline queries --- Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) --- scalability test --- Internet of Things (IoT) --- INDUSTRY 4.0 --- economic recession --- research and development indicators --- maintenance expert --- competence --- decision support --- micro-armature --- defect detection --- convolutional neural networks --- computer vision --- capacity control --- job shop systems --- RMTs --- operator theory --- 4th industrial revolution --- industry 4.0 --- AHP --- QFD --- matching --- fibre of preserved Szechuan pickle --- contour detection --- dilated convolutions --- HED --- social network --- industry 4.0 --- industrial knowledge graph --- deep learning --- industrial big data --- intellectualization of industrial information --- digital manufacturing --- smart factory --- Industry 4.0 --- digital platforms --- automated surface inspection --- D-VGG16 --- bilinear model --- Grad-CAM --- classification --- localization --- elliptical paraboloid array --- self-calibration method --- vertex distance --- optical slope sensor --- geometric relationship --- relative angle --- fabric defect detection --- LGM --- FCM --- image smoothing --- Industry 4.0 --- marketing innovations --- innovative marketing tools --- impacts marketing innovations --- Industry 4.0 --- configure-to-order --- BIM --- construction equipment --- digital information flow --- lean assembly --- digital twins --- cyber-physical production systems --- depthwise separable convolution --- YOLOv3 --- feature pyramid --- aircraft structure crack detection --- industrial load management --- demand-side management --- demand-side response --- energy flexibility --- IT concept --- platform-based ecosystem --- control service --- smart service --- control as a service --- cloud-based control system --- automation system --- chatter --- train wheel --- smart system --- turning --- edge computing --- n/a

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