Latin to GCSE
Author: Henry Cullen, John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A companion to Bloomsbury's popular two-volume Greek to GCSE, this is the first course for Latin students that directly reflects the curriculum in a clear, concise and accessible way. Enhanced by colour artwork and text features, the books support the new OCR specification for Latin (first teaching 2016) as well as meeting the needs of later students, both at university and beyond. Written by two experienced school teachers, one also an examiner, the course is based on a keen understanding of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the explanation of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. User-friendly, it also gives pupils a firm foundation for further study. Part 1 covers the basics and is self-contained, with its own reference section. It outlines the main declensions, a range of active tenses and a vocabulary of 275 Latin words to be learned. Pupil confidence is built up by constant consolidation of the material covered. After the preliminaries, each chapter concentrates on stories with one source or subject: the Fall of Troy, the journeys of Aeneas, the founding of Rome and the early kings, providing an excellent introduction to Roman culture alongside the language study.
A comprehensive guide to the RTL2832U RTL-SDR software defined radio by the authors of the RTL-SDR Blog. The RTL-SDR is a super cheap software defined radio based on DVB-T TV dongles that can be found for under $20. This book is about tips and tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your RTL-SDR dongle. Most projects described in this book are also compatible with other wideband SDRs such as the HackRF, Airspy and SDRPlay RSP. What's in the book? Learn how to set up your RTL-SDR with various free software defined radio programs such as SDR#, HDSDR, SDR-Radio and more. Learn all the little tricks and oddities that the dongle has. A whole chapter dedicated to improving the RTL-SDR's performance. Dozens of tutorials for fun RTL-SDR based projects such as ADS-B aircraft radar, AIS boat radar, ACARS decoding, receiving NOAA and Meteor-M2 weather satellite images, listening to and following trunked radios, decoding digital voice P25/DMR signals, decoding weather balloon telemetry, receiving DAB radio, analysing GSM and listening to TETRA signals, decoding pagers, receiving various HF signals such as ham radio modes, weatherfax and DRM radio, decoding digital D-STAR voice, an introduction to GNU Radio, decoding RDS, decoding APRS, measuring filters and SWR with low cost equipment, receiving Inmarsat, Outernet and Iridium L-Band satellite data, and many many more projects! Guide to antennas, cables and adapters. Third Edition Released 20 December 2016.
The Wireless Tesla
Author: Nikola Tesla
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Nikola Tesla dreamed of a wireless future. In this volume we have collected thirteen of his essays having to do with wireless. These include the "True Wireless," "Tesla's Wireless Light," "The Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires," "The Future of the Wireless Art," "Nikola Tesla Sees A Wireless Vision," and many others. Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the 20th Century. Without Tesla's ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to.
Network synchronization deals with the distribution of time and frequency across a network of clocks often spread over a wide geographical area. The goal is to align (i.e. synchronize) the time and frequency scales of all clocks, by using the communication capacity of their interconnecting links. Network synchronization plays a central role in digital telecommunications as it determines the quality of most services offered by the network operator. However, the importance of network synchronization is often underestimated and how to solve quality-of-service degradation caused by synchronization difficulties can become problematical to all but a synchronization engineer. * Systematically covers a wide spectrum of both theoretical and practical topics * Features a clear and profound description of synchronous and asynchronous digital multiplexing (PDH, SDH), jitter and timing aspects of SDH networks * Expounds synchronization network principles and implementation issues, clock modelling, time and frequency measurement * Presents recent advances in telecommunications clock characterization and measurement If you are a system engineer, researcher, designer or postgraduate student searching for both the basics and an insight into more advanced areas currently under discussion then you will find Synchronization of Digital Telecommunications Networks an enlightening read. It will also prove to be a valuable sourcebook for senior undergraduates and technical personnel in telecommunications companies.
First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
I Am Malala
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Optical and Photonic Components
Author: Stefano Selleri, Luca Vincetti, Annamaria Cucinotta
Publisher: Società Editrice Esculapio
Photonics originated as a research discipline during the 1960s, with the invention and production of the first lasers. The development of these optical sources was followed in the 1970s by the large-scale deployment of optical fibers, as a medium for information transmission by means of light beams. In the years that followed, scientific research and constant technological development fostered a revolution in the telecommunications field. The association of photonics with other disciplines opened new horizons, unimaginable just a few decades ago. This volume, as it contains material intended for prospective telecommunications and electronic engineers who are going to professionally design optics-based devices and subsystems, it also presents the basic notions to approach further disciplines with which photonics may pro tably interact.
Author: Hester Higton
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited
Sundials: An Illustrated History of Portable Dials fills a major gap i the published works on the subject. Most books previously printed have concentrated on notable fixed sundials or on the mathematics involved in their contruction. This work focuses on the portable sundials used as timekeepers for three millenia before being superseded by the watch. While the emphasis is on the sundials themselves, much reference is made to the contemporary social, political and economic history, so that the subject matter is set firmly in context. In each chapter one or two detailed examples have been selected as a focus for the wider field; all are of particular interest in their own right. Most of the sundials come from the collections of the National Maritime Museum, and dials from all major manufacturing countries throughout the world are added. The illustrations form an essential part of the book, both as an aid to explaining how the dials work, and because many are functional works of art of extremely high visual quality. The detailed examples in each chapter are fully illustrated. Diagrams have also been provided to explain in easy terms some of the complicated mathematics involved in the construction and use of dials. Other illustrations complement the background of historical material.