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    Read more about Building Cost Planning: Best Practices and Insights

    Building Cost Planning: Best Practices and Insights

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    Contributors: Jayawickrama, Jayasinghe, Kahandawa, Rameezdeen, Leelarathne, and Gamage

    Publisher: Council of Australian University Librarians

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book focuses on the cost planning of building construction projects with special reference to the Australian and New Zealand context. Design development and cost planning with elemental analysis are emphasised in the pre-construction cost management process in the region. This book translates the well-established practice of pre-construction cost management process in the construction industry into a published academic and professional resource which can be used for teaching higher education students and for professional training programs.

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    Read more about Building User Interfaces for Modern Web Applications: React Programming

    Building User Interfaces for Modern Web Applications: React Programming

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    Contributor: Yang

    Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

    License: CC BY-NC

    Since Facebook released React as an open-source software library for front-end programming in 2013, React has gain popularity quickly. Although there are other frameworks or libraries, React is considered a programmer-friendly JavaScript library using the functional programming approach for the front-end web application development. Teaching and learning React can provide training in Functional Programming, Software Engineering Principles, and the Event-Driven Programming Paradigm. The ultimate goal of this eTextbook is to provide a timely support for teaching the state-of-the-art technology as the React ecosystem evolves.

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    Read more about Introduction to Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

    Introduction to Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

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    Contributor: Jensen

    Publisher: University of Arkansas

    License: CC BY-NC

    An introductory text on the design and manufacturing of products from a mechanical engineering perspective.

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    Read more about From theORy to application: learning to optimize with Operations Research in an interactive way

    From theORy to application: learning to optimize with Operations Research in an interactive way

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    Contributors: Bombelli, Atasoy, Fazi, and Boschma

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    This book serves as a comprehensive roadmap for navigating the realm of Operations Research (OR). From laying down fundamental mathematical principles to crafting precise modeling techniques and their solution methods, it culminates in a panoramic view of OR models mirroring real-world operations. Delving into diverse applications-from assignment problems to network problems like graph coloring and minimum spanning trees, and navigating through routing problems that are very common in logistics-the book equips readers with practical insights. Each model is accompanied by meticulously detailed examples, seamlessly integrated with hyperlinked codes accessible via an open repository. Moreover, it introduces an engaging dimension with hyperlinks to three serious games replicating some cornerstone OR models, offering a playful yet educational environment for solo or group experimentation.

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    Read more about Electrolysers, Fuel Cells and Batteries: Analytical Modelling

    Electrolysers, Fuel Cells and Batteries: Analytical Modelling

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    Contributor: Haverkort

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    Electrochemical engineering deals with electrochemical devices like electrolysers, fuel cells, and batteries. While several excellent books exist in this long-standing and still growing field, their focus is usually on chemistry or phenomenology. In this textbook, we focus on mathematical modelling of the physical phenomena involved. Instead of resorting to numerical modelling, the aim is to derive simplified analytical models that maximise understanding. Porous electrodes, ion mass transport, and multiphase flow are central themes in this book. Examples include modelling the water saturation in a fuel cell diffusion layer, the gas fraction and current distribution in an alkaline water electrolyser, the potential distribution in a binary electrolyte inside porous battery electrode, and the concentration distribution in the flow channel of a redox flow battery. This makes for a diverse, challenging, and stimulating journey, for both students and researchers.

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    Read more about Private Pilot for Airplane Category Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-6C)

    Private Pilot for Airplane Category Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-6C)

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    Contributor: Federal Aviation Administration

    Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration

    License: CC0

    The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Safety Standards, Regulatory Support Division, Airman Testing Standards Branch, has published the Private Pilot for Airplane Category Airman Certification Standards (ACS) to communicate the aeronautical knowledge, risk management, and flight proficiency standards for private pilot certification in the airplane category, single-engine land and sea; and multiengine land and sea classes.

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    Read more about Alternativas de alimentación para rumiantes

    Alternativas de alimentación para rumiantes

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    Contributors: Cargua-Chávez, Carrillo-Cruz, and Cedeño-García

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Se examina estrategias para optimizar la alimentación de rumiantes mediante el cultivo y manejo de diferentes forrajes en Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. En el primer capítulo, se destaca cómo el encalado y la fertilización mejoran el rendimiento del maíz, enfatizando en dosis óptimas de nutrientes. El segundo capítulo aborda la fertilización orgánica del pasto Mombasa bajo sombra de naranja, resaltando la superioridad de la pollinaza en el incremento de rendimiento y calidad del forraje. Los capítulos siguientes se centran en la edad óptima de corte para maximizar la biomasa del pasto Cuba OM-22, el manejo del King Grass como alternativa forrajera para el sector ganadero, y el desarrollo del forraje verde hidropónico de sorgo y maíz a dos densidades de siembra, demostrando que técnicas específicas de manejo y cultivo pueden significativamente influir en la productividad y sostenibilidad de la alimentación rumiante. A través de estos estudios, el libro propone soluciones prácticas y sustentables para mejorar la nutrición de rumiantes en entornos tropicales.

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    Read more about Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies and Operations

    Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies and Operations

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    Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    As the quarter-century mark in the 21st Century nears, new aviation-related equipment has come to the forefront, both to help us and to haunt us. (Coutu, 2020). This is particularly the case with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). These vehicles have grown in popularity and accessible to everyone. Of different shapes and sizes, they are widely available for purchase at relatively low prices. They have moved from the backyard recreation status to important tools for the military, intelligence agencies, and corporate organizations. New practical applications such as military equipment and weaponry are announced on a regular basis – globally. (Coutu, 2020). Every country seems to be announcing steps forward in this bludgeoning field.

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    Read more about Cyber-Human Systems, Space Technologies, and Threats

    Cyber-Human Systems, Space Technologies, and Threats

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    Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    CYBER-HUMAN SYSTEMS, SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, AND THREATS is our eighth textbook in a series covering the world of UASs / CUAS / UUVs / SPACE. We address the technological future of the merging of cyber-human systems (robots, cyborgs, AI/ML, computers) with humans and apply these innovations to space operations and defense against threats that are concomitant with their development. We look at artificial brains, legality of CHS sensors, AI /ML and Ag and food industry; Neurostrike and CHATGPT, biological threats and growth in space, space EW, modeling, deep space warfare, logistics and dominance; hypersonic missiles, cyber threats in space, machine parts, materials technologies, and economies of scale, quantum technologies impact and finally, innovative wireless power transfer for space applications. State-of-the-Art research by a team of eighteen SMEs is incorporated into our book. We trust you will enjoy reading it as much as we have in its writing. There is hope for the future. There is also caution needed.

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    Read more about Space Systems: Emerging Technologies and Operations

    Space Systems: Emerging Technologies and Operations

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    Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    SPACE SYSTEMS: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND OPERATIONS (SSETO) is our seventh textbook in a series covering the world of UASs / CUAS / UUVs. SSETO takes on a new purview of SPACE. UASs (Drones) have a maximum altitude of about 33,000 ft (10 km) because rotating rotors become physically limiting. (Nichols R. et al., 2019) Between 400 ft and 33,000 ft is in the purview of DREAMERS. In the DREAMERS region, Space has its most interesting technological emergence. We see emerging technologies and operations that may have profound effects on humanity. This is the mission our book addresses. We look at the Dreamer region from three perspectives: 1) a Military view where intelligence, jamming, spoofing, advanced materials, and hypersonics are in play; 2) the Operational Dreamer Region; which includes Space-based platform vulnerabilities, trash, disaster recovery management, A.I., manufacturing, and extended reality; and 3) the Humanitarian Use of Space technologies; which includes precision agriculture wildlife tracking, fire risk zone identification, and improving the global food supply and cattle management. State-of-the-Art research by a team of fifteen SMEs is incorporated into our book. We trust you will enjoy reading it as much as we have in its writing. There is hope for the future.

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