Mechatronic Systems consist of components and/or sub-systems which are from different engineering domains. For example, a solenoid valve has three domains that work in a synergistic fashion: electrical, magnetic, and mechanical (translation). Over the last few decades, engineering systems have become more and more mechatronic. Automobiles are transforming from being gasoline-powered mechanical devices to electric,….. Read More
Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB offers a balanced treatment of image processing fundamentals and the software principles used in their implementation. The book integrates material from the 4th edition of Digital Image Processing by Gonzalez and Woods, the leading textbook in the field, and Image Processing Toolbox. Image Processing Toolbox provides a stable, well-supported software environment for addressing a….. Read More
Contemporary China is not only a succession of traditional China but also an innovative pioneering country advancing with the times. At the social transitional period, China is facing the future with a brand new posture. The book gives a comprehensive and concise introduction to the formation of the multinational country and Chinese culture, the struggle….. Read More
Digital research is a relatively new approach in information gathering, analysis, and communication. It may provide the foundations for us to present new technologies and methodologies, which in turn may enrich the way new knowledge is developed in science. In this context, digitalization no longer describes the possibilities of making information and communication processes better….. Read More
This volume widens the field of Soviet literature studies by interpreting it as a multinational project, with national literatures acting not as copies of the Russian model, but as creators of a multidimensional literary space. The book proposes a reconsideration of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of literary field and analyzes the interactions of literature, power, and….. Read More
This is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute handbook to England. It includes recommendations of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all budget ranges and in all regions. It also includes accounts of every type of attraction.
What was it like to live through the dizzying changes in Japanese society in the twentieth century, as Japan formed its own imperial colonies in Asia, was defeated in World War II, and achieved its postwar economic miracle? In this book, sociologist Oguma Eiji skillfully locates his father Kenji’s personal experiences of this era in….. Read More