Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition

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Philip A. Laplante
CRC Press, Apr 12, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 786 pages
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Succinct yet comprehensive coverage of the most important terms, acronyms, and definitions made the first edition of the Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering a bestseller. Recent advances in many disciplines of this rapidly growing field have made necessary a new edition of this must-have reference. This authoritative lexicon includes more than 1500 additional terms, now supplying more than 11,000 total terms gathered by a stellar international panel of the world's leading experts, compiled from CRC's immensely popular and highly respected handbooks, and accompanied by more than 120 tables and illustrations.

New areas to this edition include:
  • Process Control and Instrumentation
  • Embedded Sensors and Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Mechatronics
  • Data Storage
  • GIS

    Includes new terms reflecting the rapid growth in:
  • Computer Electronics
  • Image Processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Fuel Cells

    Phillip Laplante has again succeeded in producing an invaluable, up-to-date reference for the entire field of electrical engineering, covering device electronics and applied electrical, microwave, control, power, and digital systems engineering in addition to the new areas listed above. Whether you are a practicing or student electrical engineer or a professional from another field in need of complete and updated information, you need look no further than the Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition.
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    PHILLIP A. LAPLANTE is Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Penn State University and codirector of the Software Engineering Group. His research interests include real-time and embedded systems, image processing, and artificial intelligence. He has authored more than 100 papers and nineteen books, and cofounded the journal Real-Time Imaging. He has been building, studying, and teaching real-time systems for more than twenty years. Dr. Laplante received his BS, Meng, and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from the University of Colorado.

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