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Introduction to Petroleum Reservoirs and Reservoir Engineering
By Ronald E. Terry, J. Brandon Rogers
Aug 19, 2014
This chapter from Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, 3rd Edition introduces petroleum reservoirs and discusses the history of reservoir engineering, terminology, reservoir types defined with reference to phase diagrams, production from petroleum reservoirs, and Peak Oil.
Introduction to Polymer Science
By Joel R. Fried
Aug 6, 2014
This chapter introduces the basics of polymer science, including classification of polymers, polymer structure, molecular weight, chemical structure, and thermal transitions.
What Is Digital Signal Processing?
By Richard G. Lyons, D. Lee Fugal
Jun 3, 2014
If you watch television, connect to the Internet, use a digital camera, make a cell phone call, drive a car, type on the keyboard of a home computer, or use a charge or debit card, you are taking advantage of Digital Signal Processing. This introduction to The Essential Guide to Digital Signal Processing explains what Digital Signal Processing is, starting with an explanation of signals.
Introducing EAGLE, the Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor for Circuit Board Design
By Matthew Scarpino
Apr 2, 2014
This chapter provides a brief overview of EAGLE including its main features, installation, licensing, and additional EAGLE resources.
Let's Get Physical: How Women Will Be a Part of the Upcoming Hardware Revolution
By Lisa Mazzocco
Mar 18, 2014
Hardware engineer Lisa Mazzocco about why hardware is the Next Big Thing, and why women are uniquely positioned to be leaders in the field of hardware engineering.
Understanding Hardware Transactional Memory in Intel's Haswell Architecture
By David Chisnall
Nov 5, 2013
Haswell is the first mainstream architecture to include hardware support for transactional memory. David Chisnall describes how it works and what it means for developers.
Scheduling Challenges with ARM's big.LITTLE Architecture
By David Chisnall
Oct 28, 2013
big.LITTLE is an ARM marketing term for a relatively simple concept. David Chisnall explains what big.LITTLE and similar strategies will mean for operating systems designers over the coming years.
The Dark Silicon Problem and What it Means for CPU Designers
By David Chisnall
Oct 22, 2013
The so-called "dark silicon problem" is the subject of a lot of marketing and misinformation. David Chisnall looks at what it really means for CPU designers and how it's likely to affect future processors.
PCB Currents: Fundamentals of Electrons and Charges
By Douglas Brooks
Jul 17, 2013
In this "Plain-English Guide to Electronics and Current Flow," renowned PCB designer Douglas Brooks teaches the fundamentals of electrons and charges.
Introduction to Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing
By Steven M. Kay
May 1, 2013
Steven M. Hay introduces his book, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing, Volume III: Practical Algorithm Development.
The Role of Petroleum Production Engineering
By Michael J. Economides, Christine Ehlig-Economides, A. Daniel Hill, Ding Zhu
Dec 24, 2012
The authors of "Petroleum Production Systems, 2nd Edition" discuss production engineering, the part of petroleum engineering that attempts to maximize production (or injection) in a cost-effective manner.
What Is Bluetooth Low Energy?
By Robin Heydon
Nov 21, 2012
Robin Heydon explains what BlueTooth low energy is, as well as relevant device types, design goals, and terminology.
Practical Applications in Digital Signal Processing: Review of Digital Frequency
By Richard Newbold
Nov 15, 2012
Scope and Language of Thermodynamics
By Themis Matsoukas
Oct 30, 2012
Themis Matsoukas details the specifics of thermodynamics as they relate to chemical engineering.
What Are Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering?
By David Himmelblau, James Riggs
Aug 7, 2012
Learn about features of the professions of chemical and bioengineering, including an overview of the history of these fields, where graduates of these programs go to work, and types of projects in which chemical and bioengineers might participate now and in the future.
Diagrams for Understanding Chemical Processes
By Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Richard Turton, Wallace B. Whiting
Jul 3, 2012
This chapter covers different types of chemical process diagrams, how these diagrams represent different scales of process views, one consistent method for drawing process flow diagrams, the information to be included in a process flow diagram, and the purpose of operator training simulators and recent advances in 3-D representation of different chemical processes.
Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: Basic Concepts
By J. Richard Elliott, Carl T. Lira
Mar 8, 2012
The authors introduce the two basic premises of the first and second "laws" of thermodynamics: overall energy is conserved (you can't get something for nothing) and overall entropy changes are greater than or equal to zero (generation of disorder results in lost work).
Sustainable Engineering: An Introduction to Sustainability
By David T. Allen, David R. Shonnard
Jan 26, 2012
Engineers in the 21st century will need to design for energy efficiency, mass efficiency, and low environmental emissions. Both near and long-term steps are needed reduce fossil resource consumption and approach zero waste generation from engineered processes and products.
Introduction to High-Speed Signaling
By Kyung Suk (Dan) Oh, Xing Chao (Chuck) Yuan
Nov 9, 2011
This chapter explains the means by which the book High-Speed Signaling: Jitter Modeling, Analysis, and Budgeting offers a comprehensive discussion of high-speed signal integrity engineering.
Introduction to Separation Process Engineering
By Phillip C. Wankat
Aug 29, 2011
Since separations are ubiquitous in chemical plants and petroleum refineries, chemical engineers must be familiar with a variety of separation methods. This chapter introduces the importance of separations, the concept of equilibrium, mass transfer, and problem-solving methods.

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