Welcome to The Engineering Chapter ebook, an excerpt from Guinness World Records 2013. What makes humans great? Many would say that it is our ability to use ideas and tools to transform and enhance our own environment. In The Engineering Chapter we celebrate our uniqueness by visiting some of the greatest buildings and observing our most incredible feats of engineering. From the tallest buildings to the strangest vehicles, this chapter is packed full of things that push the boundaries of our creativity. Contains brand new records, astonishing pictures and exciting new design features.
Dowling’s Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, Fourth Edition is used for first year, core subjects across all Engineering disciplines. Building on the previous editions, this text has been updated with new references, while still maintaining a strong and practical emphasis on skills that are essential for problem solving and design. Numerous topical and locally focused examples of projects across engineering disciplines help demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. Themes of sustainability, ethical practice and effective communication are a constant throughout the text. This full-coloured print with interactive e-text resource has a variety of digital media embedded at the point of learning such as videos and knowledge-check questions to engage students and to help consolidate their learning.
The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.
This book focuses on the latest applications of nonlinear approaches in engineering and addresses a range of scientific problems. Examples focus on issues in automotive technology, including automotive dynamics, control for electric and hybrid vehicles, and autodriver algorithm for autonomous vehicles. Also included are discussions on renewable energy plants, data modeling, driver-aid methods, and low-frequency vibration. Chapters are based on invited contributions from world-class experts who advance the future of engineering by discussing the development of more optimal, accurate, efficient, cost, and energy effective systems. This book is appropriate for researchers, students, and practising engineers who are interested in the applications of nonlinear approaches to solving engineering and science problems. Presents a broad range of practical topics and approaches; Explains approaches to better, safer, and cheaper systems; Emphasises automotive applications, physical meaning, and methodologies.
Get a 360-degree view of digital project management. Learn proven best practices from case studies and real-world scenarios. A variety of project management tools, templates, models, and frameworks are covered. This book provides an in-depth view of digital project management from initiation to execution to monitoring and maintenance. Covering end-to-end topics from pre-sales to post-production, the book explores project management from various dimensions. Each core concept is complemented by case studies and real-world scenarios. The Complete Guide to Digital Project Management provides valuable tools for your use such as: Frameworks: governance, quality, knowledge transfer, root cause analysis, digital product evaluation, digital consulting, estimation Templates: estimation, staffing, resource induction, RACI Models: governance, estimation, pricing, digital maturity continuous execution, earned value management and effort forecast Metrics: project management, quality What You’ll Learn Study best practices and failure scenarios in digital projects, including common challenges, recurring problem themes, and leading indicators of project failures Explore an in-depth discussion of topics related to project quality and project governance Understand Agile and Scrum practices for Agile execution See how to apply Quality Management in digital projects, including a quality strategy, a quality framework, achieving quality in various project phases, and quality best practices Be able to use proven metrics and KPIs to track, monitor, and measure project performance Discover upcoming trends and innovations in digital project management Read more than 20 real-world scenarios in digital project management with proven best practices to handle the scenarios, and a chapter on a digital transformation case study Who This Book Is For Software project managers, software program managers, account managers, software architects, lead developers, and digital enthusiasts
Transform Legacy Intranets to Employee Experience Platforms
Author: Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
Evolve your traditional intranet platform into a next-generation digital workspace with this comprehensive book. Through in-depth coverage of strategies, methods, and case studies, you will learn how to design and build an employee experience platform (EXP) for improved employee productivity, engagement, and collaboration. In Build a Next-Generation Digital Workplace, author Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar takes you through the advantages of EXPs and shows you how to successfully implement one in your organization. This book provides extensive coverage of topics such as EXP design, user experience, content strategy, integration, EXP development, collaboration, and EXP governance. Real-world case studies are also presented to explore practical applications. Employee experience platforms play a vital role in engaging, empowering, and retaining the employees of an organization. Next-generation workplaces demand constant innovation and responsiveness, and this book readies you to fulfill that need with an employee experience platform. You will: Understand key design elements of EXP, including the visual design, EXP strategy, EXP transformation themes, information architecture, and navigation design. Gain insights into end-to-end EXP topics needed to successfully design, implement, and maintain next-generation digital workplace platforms. Study methods used in the EXP lifecycle, such as requirements and design, development, governance, and maintenance Execute the main steps involved in digital transformation of legacy intranet platforms to EXP. Discover emerging trends in digital workplace such as gamification, machine-led operations model and maintenance model, employee-centric design (including persona based design and employee journey mapping), cloud transformation, and design transformation. Comprehend proven methods for legacy Intranet modernization, collaboration, solution validation, migration, and more. Who This Book Is For Digital enthusiasts, web developers, digital architects, program managers, and more.
Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have, for the most part, evaporated. But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. For example, although it is still uncertain whether Mars ever had actual oceans, it now seems that a web of waterways did indeed at one time spread across its surface. The "water" in many places in our Solar System is a poisoned brew mixed with ammonia or methane. Even that found on Jupiter's watery satellite Europa is believed similar to battery acid. Beyond the Galilean satellites may lie even more "alien oceans." Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall. This creates methane pools that, in turn, become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan has other seas in a sense, as large shifting areas of sand covering vast plains have been discovered. Mars also has these sand seas, and Venus may as well, along with oceans of frozen lava. Do super-chilled concoctions of ammonia, liquid nitrogen, and water percolate beneath the surfaces of Enceladus and Triton? For now we can only guess at the possibilities. 'Alien Seas' serves up part history, part current research, and part theory as it offers a rich buffet of "seas" on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material of which various oceans consist, with guest authors penning specific chapters. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien seas, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. Original diagrams presents details of planetary oceans and related processes.
Methods, Tools, and Patterns to Speed Up Digital Platforms
Author: Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
Category: Business & Economics
Web-based platforms have become vehicles for enterprises to realize their digital strategy and are key to positive user engagement. The performance of these platforms can make the difference between an effective sale and a negative review. There exist several tools and methodologies to enhance your digital platform’s performance, and Modern Web Performance Optimization has arrived to walk you through them with an expert’s guidance. Author Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar breaks the study of web performance optimization down into four digestible, applicable dimensions: performance patterns, framework and methods, process and tools, and the modern web. This multi-faceted approach ensures a broad optimization of your platforms and avoids the typical pitfalls of neglecting essential steps that so many often do. Shivakumar analyzes web performance ecosystem components such as validation, governance, metrics, key performance indicators, assessments, and monitoring, just to name a few. The book discusses reference architectures and relevant tools and technologies for successfully implementing a best practices–driven solution. Modern web frameworks such as HTML5 and PWA are also covered. Modern Web Performance Optimization puts readers from any level of experience at ease. Accessible templates, real-world case studies, and your very own performance optimization checklist make this book an engaging and interactive learning opportunity for platform owners across industries. Developers, engineers, project managers, and more are set up for long-term success with Modern Web Performance Optimization at their fingertips. What You Will Learn Analyze the performance optimization across end-to-end layers Utilize a comprehensive web optimization framework for digital projects Implement proven methods, best practices, and tools for web performance optimization Who This Book Is ForSystem administrators, front-end developers, professionals looking to understand how to optimize their online presence