Introduction to Control Engineering
This is an introductory level textbook for control engineering.
Fourth Semester French: French Language Competency for the Global Work Force
Marion D. Crackower
The goal of this curriculum is to help students develop functional proficiency in French. It serves as a conclusion to everything that was learnt the past semesters, and as an introduction to French as a tool for communication. This course is made of 3 parts:
- French for communication in daily life: art and museums, food and restaurants, sports and events, etc.
- Introduction to Francophone literature: France, Belgium, Senegal
- Introduction to professional French: tourism, finance, health, and Law
The skills developed during this semester include:
- the ability to engage in French conversation by asking and answering questions on topics of daily life and regular activities that encompass contemporary society such as describing leisure activities, work environments, and the natural environment and literature
- the ability to extract meaning from authentic documents, including text, audio, and video
- the ability to write coherent sentences in French with reasonable accuracy and to compose more complex paragraphs that describe and narrate actions and events
- knowledge of more advanced structures of French grammar and vocabulary, including common phrases, correct verb conjugations for various tenses and moods, relative and demonstrative pronouns, si-clauses, etc.
- knowledge of France and the Francophone world and the ability to locate and relate information about them.
Mofid Gorji-Bandpy and Aly Mousaad Aly
Aerodynamics, the study of air motion around solid objects, allows us to understand and measure the dominating forces acting on aircrafts, buildings, bridges, automobiles, and other structures. The forces that result in an aircraft overcoming gravity and drag are called thrust and lift. Various parameters such as geometrical configurations of objects, as well as physical properties of air, which may be functions of position and time, affect those forces. This book covers some of the latest studies regarding the application of the principles of aerodynamics to the design of many different engineered objects. This book will be of interest to mechanical and aerospace engineering students, academics, and researchers who are looking for new insights into this fascinating branch of fluid mechanics.
VARIEDADES: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
Carmela V. Mattza
VARIEDADES is a Spanish conversation book for the student at the intermediate / advanced intermediate level (DELE nivel B2). Through audiovisual activities, the student is expected to put their previous knowledge into practice and continue to develop their ability to understand, write, listen and speak in Spanish.
VARIEDADES offers communicative activities that can be easily adapted into courses of different levels. In addition, it offers an appendix of activities with films and a Spanish grammar section that by subject directs the student to electronic databases that are freely accessible or are part of the Open Access platform
Modern Algebra and Discrete Structures
R. F. Lax
This text is intended for either an applied algebra course or a modern algebra course that includes more applications than has been traditional. It is at an advanced undergraduate (junior-senior) level and is suitable for a one-semester or two-quarter course. We assume that students have already had a course in linear algebra (although we briefly review concepts from linear algebra when they are needed in the sections on fields and linear codes).
Our treatment is fairly rigorous, with almost every proof supplied. However, we have tried to concentrate on examples and applications. In an applied algebra course, which usually consists of majors in applied mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering, the instructor will probably skip many of the proofs and concentrate on statements of results, examples, and algorithms. We also note that the last few exercises in most problem sets are usually of a more theoretical nature and can be omitted. There is too much material to cover in a single semester and the instructor will need' to make some choices.
The instructor of a modern algebra course will likely want to include most proofs but will probably omit the material on switching functions and graph theory. The first flve chapters provide ample material for a one-semester course in modern algebra, which would include many applications. We feel that present abstract algebra courses make algebra seem disjoint from the rest of the mathematics courses that a student takes. We have tried to exploit interactions between algebra and discrete mathematics and to include such contemporary applications as public-key cryptosystems and coding theory.
For an applied algebra course, one possible selection of material would be the first two chapters, III.1-IIL9, a brief discussion of rings and fields (including finite fields), V.1-V.5, and Chapter VI. If there are few electrical engineering majors in the class, then the first half of Chapter IV could be covered in place of material on switching functions.
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