—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic
In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years-the rise of personalization. In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web, Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society-and reveals what we can do about it.
Though the phenomenon has gone largely undetected until now, personalized filters are sweeping the Web, creating individual universes of information for each of us. Facebook-the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans-prioritizes the links it believes will appeal to you so that if you are a liberal, you can expect to see only progressive links. Even an old-media bastion like The Washington Post devotes the top of its home page to a news feed with the links your Facebook friends are sharing. Behind the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is tracking your personal information to sell to advertisers, from your political leanings to the color you painted your living room to the hiking boots you just browsed on Zappos.
In a personalized world, we will increasingly be typed and fed only news that is pleasant, familiar, and confirms our beliefs-and because these filters are invisible, we won't know what is being hidden from us. Our past interests will determine what we are exposed to in the future, leaving less room for the unexpected encounters that spark creativity, innovation, and the democratic exchange of ideas.
While we all worry that the Internet is eroding privacy or shrinking our attention spans, Pariser uncovers a more pernicious and far- reaching trend on the Internet and shows how we can- and must-change course. With vivid detail and remarkable scope, The Filter Bubble reveals how personalization undermines the Internet's original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas and could leave us all in an isolated, echoing world.
In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project.
This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide.
Discover how to:Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun
Projects include:Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot
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TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
"Wonderful. I learned a lot reading the detailed but easy to understand instructions."--BoingBoing
This wickedly inventive guide explains how to design and build 15 fiendishly fun electronics projects. Filled with photos and illustrations, 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius includes step-by-step directions, as well as a construction primer for those who are new to electronics projects.
Using easy-to-find components and equipment, this do-it-yourself book shows you how to create a variety of mischievous gadgets, such as a remote-controlled laser, motorized multicolored LEDs that write in the air, and a surveillance robot. You'll also learn to use the highly popular Arduino microcontroller board with three of the projects.
15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius:Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Covers essential safety measures Reveals the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sources
Build these devious devices to amaze your friends and confound your enemies!Coil gun Trebuchet Ping pong ball minigun Mini laser turret Balloon-popping laser gun Touch-activated laser sight Laser-grid intruder alarm Persistence-of-vision display Covert radio bug Laser voice transmitter Flash bomb High-brightness LED strobe Levitation machine Snailbot Surveillance robot
Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.
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TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
Telecom 101 covers the core knowledge set required in the telecommunications business today: the technologies, the players, the products and services, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas... and how it all fits together.
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Covering all major topics, we begin with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), then
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• fiber and wireless, DSL and cable, routers and networks, MPLS, ISPs and CDNs,
• and finish with the Brave New World of IP Telecom, where voice, data and video are the same thing.
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Written by our top instructor, Eric Coll, M.Eng., Telecom 101 contain 35 years of knowledge and learning distilled and organized into an invaluable study guide and practical day-to-day reference for non-engineers.
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Telecom 101 is composed of three parts: Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Telecommunications Technologies, and the IP Telecommunications Network.
PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
2 FUNDAMENTALS OF TELEPHONY
4 THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
We begin with the fundamentals of telephony and the telephone network – the basis for understanding everything else.
First is the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN): loops and trunks, circuit-switching, analog, the voiceband and Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS). Plus, new for the fourth edition: Voice over IP (VoIP) is now part of the fundamentals.
Next is switching, starting with traditional telephone switches: Centrex, PBX and PBX trunks, and how that relates to the newer ideas of softswitches, Hosted PBX and SIP trunking.
This part is completed with a chapter on the telecommunications business: Local Exchange Carriers and Inter-Exchange Carriers, ILECs and CLECs, the main players and how carriers interconnect.
PART II TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
6 TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
7 THE NETWORK CLOUD AND SERVICE PROVISIONING
8 FIBER OPTICS
9 DSL AND CABLE MODEMS: LAST MILE ON COPPER
The second part is devoted to telecommunications technologies: the actual methods used to implement circuits and services.
We begin with digital: what digital is, how voice and video are digitized, and how digitized information is actually transmitted.
The next chapter is transmission systems: the high-capacity systems developed to carry many users’ traffic. This starts with the installed base of channelized systems, the hierarchy of DS0, DS1 and DS3 rates and an overview of T1, T3, SONET and ISDN.
Then our attention turns to the new generation packetized systems, introducing the concepts of overbooking and bandwidth on demand instead of channels, how this is implemented with frames and packets, coexistence and transition from channels to packets.
Then we understand the “Network Cloud”, how services are actually implemented, the three basic types of services and the equipment used for each.
Completing this part are chapters on the technologies used to implement the network:
Fiber Optics, including fundamentals of fiber, wave-division multiplexing, the network core, Metropolitan Area Networks, Passive Optical Networks and fiber to the premise.
Last Mile on Copper: DSL and Cable Modems, including fundamentals of modems, DSLAMs, VDSL, broadband and cable modems.
Wireless, concentrating on mobile communications: cellular and mobility concepts, the technologies TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, the generations from 1G to 4G, and the systems GSM, UMTS, 1X and LTE. This chapter is completed with WiFi and satellite.
PART III THE IP PACKET-SWITCHED TELECOM NETWORK (IP-PSTN)
11 "DATA" COMMUNICATIONS CONCEPTS
12 CODING, FRAMES AND PACKETS
13 THE OSI LAYERS AND PROTOCOL STACKS
14 ETHERNET, LANS AND VLANS
15 IP NETWORKS, ROUTERS AND ADDRESSES
16 MPLS AND CARRIER NETWORKS
17 THE INTERNET
18 WRAPPING UP
The third part of Telecom 101 is dedicated to the new-generation IP telecommunications network.
We begin by understanding how convergence was achieved by treating voice and video like data – then accordingly, cover the fundamentals of what used to be called “data communications”: DTEs, DCEs, LANs and WANs and the crucial concepts of packets and frames.
There are so many functions that need to be performed to implement phone calls, television, web browsing, email and everything else over the IP network, a structure is necessary to be able to identify and discuss separate issues separately. For this purpose, there is a chapter on the OSI Reference Model and its layers, identifying what the layers are, examples of protocols for each layer and how they work together in a protocol stack.
Then we begin moving up the layers. The next chapter is on Ethernet, LANs and VLANs (Layer 2), including MAC addresses and MAC frames, LAN cables, Optical Ethernet, LAN switches and how VLANs are used to separate traffic.
The next chapter is all about IP (Layer 3): how routers implement the network, routing tables, IP addresses, subnets, IPv4 address classes, static addresses, dynamic addresses and DHCP; public addresses, private addresses and NAT; and an overview of IP version 6.
On a real-world telecom network, a traffic management system is required. This is implemented with a technique called in general virtual circuits, and in particular with MPLS. The next chapter in the book covers the fundamentals, briefly reviews legacy technologies X.25, Frame Relay and ATM, then focuses on MPLS and how it is used to implement VPNs, Class of Service, service integration and traffic aggregation.
The last main chapter is on the Internet: its origins, what an ISP is and how an ISP connects to the rest of the Internet via transit and peering, the web, the Domain Name System, HTML and HTTP, SSL, MIME and base- 64 encoding for email, Internet telephony and Internet VPNs vs. business customer “MPLS service”.
The final chapter is a summary and wrap-up, covering technology deployment from the top down, useful reference charts listing all of the technologies, standard network designs and ending with a look at The Future.
Telecommunications technology is in constant change – and some technologies that used to be of prime importance are not so important today, and so have been moved from the main part of the book into appendices.
The very last part of the book provides a comprehensive list decoding mainstream acronyms and abbreviations used in telecom.
A ALL ABOUT T1
B LEGACY VOICE SERVICES AND JARGON
C ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
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Spark your creativity with this wickedly inventive guide. Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, is filled with completely new, amped-up projects that will shock and amaze, such as super-big Tesla coils, lasers, plasma devices, and electrokinetics contraptions.
Using affordable, easy-to-find components and equipment, each do-it-yourself project begins with information on safety, the difficulty level, practical uses for the gadget, and the tools needed to complete the project. You’ll gain valuable skills while enjoying hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun!
Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition:Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides full schematic and construction details for every project Covers the scientific principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed along with sources
Build these and other devious devices:Automatic programmable charger Full-feature plasma driver Capacitor-discharge drilling machine and dielectric tester Capacitor exploder Field detector High-power therapeutic magnetic pulser Singing arc Solid-state Tesla coil Six-foot Jacob’s ladder Free high-voltage experimental energy device HHO reactor cell Hydrogen howitzer Faraday cage
Filled with practical, do-it-yourself gadgets, Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius shows you how to create Arduino devices and control them with Android smartphones and tablets. Easy-to-find equipment and components are used for all the projects in the book.
This wickedly inventive guide covers the Android Open Application Development Kit (ADK) and USB interface and explains how to use them with the basic Arduino platform. Methods of communication between Android and Arduino that don't require the ADK--including sound, Bluetooth, and WiFi/Ethernet are also discussed. An Arduino ADK programming tutorial helps you get started right away.
Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius:Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Provides all source code on the book's website
Build these and other devious devices:Bluetooth robot Android Geiger counter Android-controlled light show TV remote Temperature logger Ultrasonic range finder Home automation controller Remote power and lighting control Smart thermostat RFID door lock Signaling flags Delay timer
For the first time in history, the tools for cooperating on a global scale are not solely in the hands of governments or institutions. The spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing how people come together and get things done—and sparking a revolution that, as Clay Shirky shows, is changing what we do, how we do it, and even who we are. Here, we encounter a whoman who loses her phone and recruits an army of volunteers to get it back from the person who stole it. A dissatisfied airline passenger who spawns a national movement by taking her case to the web. And a handful of kids in Belarus who create a political protest that the state is powerless to stop. Here Comes Everybody is a revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them. A revolution in social organization has commenced, and Clay Shirky is its brilliant chronicler.
"Drawing from anthropology, economic theory and keen observation, [Shirky] makes a strong case that new communication tools are making once-impossible forms of group action possible . . . [an] extraordinarily perceptive new book." -Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Mr. Shirky writes cleanly and convincingly about the intersection of technological innovation and social change." -New York Observer
"The book has it all...written by a pro with 40 years of hands-on repair and teaching experience...this book is like brain candy"--GeekDad (Wired.com)
Fully updated for current technologies and packed with hundreds of photos and diagrams, this do-it-yourself guide shows you how to safely install, operate, maintain, and fix gas and electric appliances of all types. Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, Third Edition provides easy-tofollow procedures for using test meters, replacing parts, reading circuit diagrams, interpreting fault and error codes, and diagnosing problems. Featuring a new chapter on becoming a service technician, this practical, money-saving resource is ideal for homeowners and professionals alike.
Covers all major appliances:Automatic dishwashers Garbage disposers Electric water heaters Gas water heaters Top load automatic washers Front load automatic washers Automatic electric dryers Automatic gas dryers Electric ranges, cooktops, and ovens Gas ranges, cooktops, and ovens Microwave ovens Refrigerators Freezers Automatic ice makers Residential under-the-counter ice cube makers Room air conditioners Dehumidifiers
Design and build your own antennas with the help of this unique guide. Updated and revised to provide clear answers to questions frequently asked by hobbyists and electronics technicians, Practical Antenna Handbook, Fifth Edition blends theoretical concepts with hands-on experience--requiring only high school mathematics
Reorganized to flow logically from broad physical principles to specific antenna design and construction techniques, the book begins by covering the fundamentals. Then the half-wave dipole is discussed both as an excellent antenna in its own right and as a conceptual tool for predicting the performance of other designs. Transmission line impedance matching techniques--and a companion Smith chart tutorial--lead into "must have" accessories for tuning, monitoring, and troubleshooting antenna system performance. Other tools, such as antenna modeling software and network analyzer add-ons for PCs and Macs, are addressed, and concluding chapters offer fresh insights into support structures and installation techniques.
NEW TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:Characteristics of all-driven and parasitic arrays Beverages and small MF/HF receiving loops Top-loaded shunt-fed towers and other verticals Theory and design of Yagi beams Effect of real ground on propagation and antenna patterns, impedance, and efficiency Lightning protection and four kinds of ground systems Zoning and restrictive covenants
COVERS A WIDE VARIETY OF ANTENNAS:Dipoles and inverted-Vs Quads, delta, and NVIS loops Wire arrays (bobtail curtain, half-square, rhombic) Verticals and shunt-fed towers Rotatable Yagi beams MF/HF receiving antennas (flag, pennant, K9AY, Beverage) Mobile and portable antennas VHF/UHF/microwave antennas And many more
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* Tables of worldwide geographic coordinates and antenna dimensions vs. frequency * Supplier updates * Author's blog * Additional photographs and schematics * Links to tutorials and specialized calculators
Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide is packed with a wide variety of stealthy sleuthing contraptions you can build yourself. 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition also shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very mechanisms that invade your space. Find out how to disable several spy devices by hacking easily available appliances into cool tools of your own, and even turn the tables on the snoopers by using gadgetry to collect information on them.
Featuring easy-to-find, inexpensive parts, this hands-on guide helps you build your skills in working with electronics components and tools while you create an impressive arsenal of spy gear and countermeasures. The only limit is your imagination!
101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition:Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed
Build these and other devious devices:Spy camera Infrared light converter Night vision viewer Phone number decoder Phone spammer jammer Telephone voice changer GPS tracking device Laser spy device Remote control hijacker Camera flash taser Portable alarm system Camera trigger hack Repeating camera timer Sound- and motion-activated cameras Camera zoom extender
Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish.
Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Equipment, component, and tool selection Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound Dish alignment and synchronization Local over-the-air channel reception Video over the Internet and movies on demand DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV
You will learn to prepare yourself for a career in artist management - and then learn the tools to coach, lead, organize time, manage finances, market an artist, and carve out a successful career path for both yourself and your clients.
The book features profiles of artist managers, an exclusive and detailed template for an artist career plan, and samples of major contract sections for artist management and record deals. Updated information including a directory of artist management companies is available at the book's companion website.
A peer reviewer for Artist Management for the Music Business proclaimed ".this is going to be an excellent text. It contains many unique insights and lots of valuable information. This is essential reading for managers, students, and artists in the music business.
Have fun while learning how to design, construct, and use small robots! This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builder's Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine a brain--and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey commands.
This robot builder's paradise is packed with more than 100 affordable projects, including 10 completely new robot designs. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable robots of all shapes and sizes. Mix and match the projects to develop your own unique creations. The only limit is your imagination!
Robot Builder's Bonanza, Fourth Edition covers:Parts, materials, and tools Building motorized wooden, plastic, and metal platforms Rapid prototyping methods Drafting bots with computer-aided design Constructing high-tech robots from toys Building bots from found parts Power, motors, and locomotion Robots with wheels, tracks, and legs Constructing robotic arms and grippers Robot electronics and circuit making Computers and electronic control Microcontrollers--Arduino, PICAXE, and the BASIC stamp Remote control systems Sensors, navigation, and visual feedback Robot vision via proximity, light, and distance
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In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now, with Cognitive Surplus, he reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world. For the first time, people are embracing new media that allow them to pool their efforts at vanishingly low cost. The results of this aggregated effort range from mind-expanding reference tools like Wikipedia to life-saving Web sites like Ushahidi.com, which allows Kenyans to report acts of violence in real time. Cognitive Surplus explores what's possible when people unite to use their intellect, energy, and time for the greater good.
Ready to learn math fundamentals but can't seem to get your brain to function? No problem! Add Pre-Algebra Demystified, Second Edition, to the equation and you'll solve your dilemma in no time.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and percents. You'll move on to expressions, equations, measurement, and graphing. Operations with monomials and polynomials are also discussed. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn:Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and algebraic expressions Techniques for solving equations and problems Measures of length, weight, capacity, and time Methods for plotting points and graphing lines
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Pre-Algebra Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential mathematics subject. It's also the perfect way to review the topic if all you need is a quick refresh.
Trying to understand chemistry but feel like the information's just not bonding with your brain? Here's your solution. Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you grasp both fundamental and complex concepts with ease.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide first covers atomic theory, elements, symbols, and the Periodic Table of the Elements. The book then delves into solids, liquids, gases, solutions, orbitals, chemical bonds, acids, and bases. Electrochemistry, thermodynamics, biochemistry, and organic, environmental, and nuclear chemistry are discussed. In-depth examples, detailed illustrations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Molecular and structural formulas Metallurgy Gas laws Molar mass Molecular orbital theory Covalent and ionic bonds Oxidation/reduction The laws of thermodynamics Organic reactions Biological and environmental markers
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this fascinating subject.
Keep electric motors running at peak performance! Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Second Edition explains in detail how all types of AC and DC motors work. Essential for anyone who needs to buy, install, troubleshoot, maintain, or repair small to industrial-size electric motors, this practical guide contains new information on three-phase motors along with coverage of the latest test instruments.
Drawing on his more than 40 years of experience working with electric motors, expert author Augie Hand provides a wealth of tested procedures to pinpoint and correct any kind of issue. He'll help you decide whether to replace a motor, take it offline for repair, or repair it in place--decisions that can reduce down time. End-of-chapter questions reinforce the material covered in the book. Quickly and accurately diagnose electric motor problems and find effective solutions with help from this fully updated classic.
Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Second Edition covers:Troubleshooting and testing DC machines AC electric motor theory Single-phase motors Three-phase induction motors Troubleshooting less common motors, including synchronous, two-speed one-winding, and multispeed Test instruments and services
Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers is the study guide and companion reference textbook for the TCO Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) telecommunications certification.
This book is ideal as a companion study guide while taking the courses, and will serve as an invaluable day-to-day reference in the future. It can also be used for self-study, delivering the core knowledge needed in telecommunications today: fundamental concepts and jargon, the PSTN, wireless telecommunications, the OSI model and Layers, Ethernet, IP packets, IP addresses, networks and routers, MPLS, carrier networks and carrier services.
Designed for non-Engineers, this comprehensive book explains telecom and networks in plain English: the jargon, buzzwords, mainstream technologies and services, standard practices, and most importantly, the underlying ideas… and how it all fits together.
This invaluable resource contains all of the text and the main graphic from every lesson in all six of Teracom’s online CTNS telecommunications certification courses:
Fundamentals • Loops & Trunks • Analog • Voiceband • POTS • CO • Remotes • DSL
Radio Concepts • Mobility • Cellular Networks • GSM • CDMA • 4G LTE • WiFi • Satellite
The OSI Layers and Protocol Stacks
Protocols & Standards • OSI Model • Layers • TCP/IP • How Protocol Stacks Work
Ethernet, LANs and VLANs
LAN Concepts • Ethernet and 802.3 • MAC Addresses • LAN Cables • Switches • VLANs
IP Networks, Routers and Addresses
Packets • Networks • Routers & Routing • IP Addresses • DHCP • NAT • IPv6
MPLS and Carrier Packet Networks
Carrier Networks • Carrier Services • MPLS • SLAs • CoS • Integration • Aggregation
The online courses are interactive and rich with photos, images and animated graphics, plus a voiceover. This is the textbook. Visit teracomtraining.com or our youTube channel youtube.com/teracomtraining for previews and free samples of the online courses.
How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch, Fourth Edition gives you detailed plans (including 12 studio designs with 23 constructed, tested, and acoustically tuned rooms from renowned acoustician, F. Alton Everest), and other resources for making your own professional-grade recording studio.
Start from scratch with techniques, practical advice, and scientific know-how that guide you on how to construct everything from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. You'll get expert recommendations on materials and equipment, how to test and adjust the finished facility for frequency response and reverberation time; mathematical formulas and simple explanations of key scientific principles; and everything else a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want.
Coverage includes:Plans for purpose-specific studios (residential, commercial, instructional) How each music instrument creates sound -- and how to best record acoustical instruments Testing, measurement, and how to read acoustic specifications Premanufactured acoustic remedies Noise control (from HVAC equipment and other sources) Comes with exclusive bonus online content, including mathematical equations for acoustics, reverberation, music tempo, and pitch; listings of manufacturers of acoustic materials and test equipment; directions for how to read blueprints; and much more! Go to: www.mhprofessional.com/Shea4
Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. You’ll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systemsBuild an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced featuresDelve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a databaseConnect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendarsIncorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharingLearn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing featuresMonitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems
Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools. CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource.
CNC Machining Handbook covers:Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications Linear motion guide systems Transmission systems Stepper and servo motors Controller hardware Cartesian coordinate system CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software Overview of G code language Ready-made CNC systems
Always wanted to be a genius game creator? This Evil Genius guide goes far beyond a typical programming class or text to reveal insider tips for breaking the rules and constructing wickedly fun games that you can tweak and customize to suit your needs!
In Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius, programming wunderkind Ian Cinnamon gives you everything you need to create and control 57 gaming projects. You'll find easy-to-follow plans featuring Java, the most universal programming language, that run on any PC, Mac, or Linux computer.Illustrated instructions and plans for an awesome mix of racing, board, shoot 'em up, strategy, retro, and puzzle games Gaming projects that vary in difficulty-starting with simple programs and progressing to sophisticated projects for programmers with advanced skills An interactive companion website featuring a free Java compiler, where you can share your projects with Evil Geniuses around the globe Removes the frustration-factor-all the parts you need are listed, along with sources
Regardless of your skill level, Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius provides you with all the strategies, code, and insider programming advice you need to build and test your games with ease, such as:Radical Racing Screen Skier Whack an Evil Genius Tic-Tac-Toe Boxing Snake Pit Space Destroyers Bomb Diffuser Trapper Oiram Java Man Memory Ian Says
Intelligence gathering is an immensely complicated and vulnerable endeavor. And it often fails. Until the invention of the telegraph and radio, information often traveled no faster than a horse could ride, yet intelligence helped defeat Napoleon. In the twentieth century, photo analysts didn’t recognize Germany’s V-2 rockets for what they were; on the other hand, intelligence helped lead to victory over the Japanese at Midway. In Intelligence in War, John Keegan illustrates that only when paired with force has military intelligence been an effective tool, as it may one day be in besting al-Qaeda.
Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Ohm's Law, power, and energy Kirchhoff's Laws Electrochemical energy Electricity in the home Protecting electronic equipment Electromagnetic interference Practical magnetism
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.
Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid foundation in remote sensing required for developing diverse geospatial applications.
Coverage includes:Geographic information system (GIS) Global positioning system (GPS), mobile mapping, and Google Earth Electromagnetic radiation principles Characteristics of remotely sensed data Spatial, spectral, radiometric, and temporal resolution Aerial photo interpretation Photogrammetry Remote sensors Earth observation satellites Digital image analysis Thermal remote sensing Active remote sensing
Get started using Minitab right way with help from this hands-on guide. Minitab Demystified walks you through essential Minitab features and shows you how to apply them to solve statistical analysis problems.
Featuring coverage of Minitab 16, this practical guide explores the Minitab interface and the full range of Minitab graphics, Distribution models, statistical intervals, hypothesis testing, and sample size calculations are clearly explained. The book covers modeling tools of regression and the design of experiments (DOE) as well as the industrial quality tools of measurement systems analysis, control charts, capability analysis, acceptance sampling, and reliability analysis. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Accessing powerful Minitab functions with the Minitab assistant Confidence, prediction, and tolerance intervals Designing and analyzing experiments with hard-to-change variables Statistical process control (SPC), Six Sigma applications, and quality control Predicting the economic impact of sampling Analyzing life data with additional variables
Simple enough for a beginner, challenging enough for an advanced student, and thorough enough for a Six Sigma professional, Minitab Demystified is your shortcut to statistical analysis success!
The Acclaimed RF Microelectronics Best-Seller, Expanded and Updated for the Newest Architectures, Circuits, and Devices
Wireless communication has become almost as ubiquitous as electricity, but RF design continues to challenge engineers and researchers. In the 15 years since the first edition of this classic text, the demand for higher performance has led to an explosive growth of RF design techniques. In RF Microelectronics, Second Edition, Behzad Razavi systematically teaches the fundamentals as well as the state-of-the-art developments in the analysis and design of RF circuits and transceivers.
Razavi has written the second edition to reflect today’s RF microelectronics, covering key topics in far greater detail. At nearly three times the length of the first edition, the second edition is an indispensable tome for both students and practicing engineers. With his lucid prose, Razavi nowOffers a stronger tutorial focus along with hundreds of examples and problems Teaches design as well as analysis with the aid of step-by-step design procedures and a chapter dedicated to the design of a dual-band WiFi transceiver Describes new design paradigms and analysis techniques for circuits such as low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and frequency dividers
This edition’s extensive coverage includes brand new chapters on mixers, passive devices, integer-N synthesizers, and fractional-N synthesizers. Razavi’s teachings culminate in a new chapter that begins with WiFi’s radio specifications and, step by step, designs the transceiver at the transistor level.
Coverage includesCore RF principles, including noise and nonlinearity, with ties to analog design, microwave theory, and communication systems An intuitive treatment of modulation theory and wireless standards from the standpoint of the RF IC designer Transceiver architectures such as heterodyne, sliding-IF, directconversion, image-reject, and low-IF topologies. Low-noise amplifiers, including cascode common-gate and commonsource topologies, noise-cancelling schemes, and reactance-cancelling configurations Passive and active mixers, including their gain and noise analysis and new mixer topologies Voltage-controlled oscillators, phase noise mechanisms, and various VCO topologies dealing with noisepower-tuning trade-offs All-new coverage of passive devices, such as integrated inductors, MOS varactors, and transformers A chapter on the analysis and design of phase-locked loops with emphasis on low phase noise and low spur levels Two chapters on integer-N and fractional-N synthesizers, including the design of frequency dividers Power amplifier principles and circuit topologies along with transmitter architectures, such as polar modulation and outphasing
Digital video cameras are everywhere--even on our phones! But cameras don't make great movies; filmmakers do. Written by a seasoned pro with 40 years of teaching experience, Digital Filmmaking for Beginners is your fully illustrated introduction to all technical aspects of digital filmmaking.
Featuring clear, concise instruction--accompanied by online video demonstrations--this comprehensive guide covers the best methods and techniques to plan and script projects; set up lighting, microphones, and cameras; and shoot, edit, and apply postproduction effects and other finishing touches. Whether you're an amateur film buff or an aspiring professional videographer, this is the source for everything you need to bring your ideas from the page to the screen.
Coverage includes:Best practices to ensure smooth operations in all project phases, from planning to post production Recommendations on selecting and purchasing cameras, filming gear, and the best editing and effects software to fit your budget and needs Advice on planning, shooting, editing, and other technical elements Fully illustrated tutorials on composition, framing, and other visual storytelling techniques Exclusive bonus online content, including finished video demonstrations of key filmmaking techniques and informative articles
Need to learn about the properties of liquids and gases the pressures and forces they exert? Here's your lifeline! Fluid Mechanics Demystified helps you absorb the essentials of this challenging engineering topic. Written in an easy-to-follow format, this practical guide begins by reviewing basic principles and discussing fluid statics. Next, you'll dive into fluids in motion, integral and differential equations, dimensional analysis, and similitude. Internal, external, and compressible flows are also covered. Hundreds of worked examples and equations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and two final exam, with solutions to all their problems, help reinforce learning.
This hands-on, self-teaching text offers:Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Details on Bernoulli's equation and the Reynolds number Coverage of entrance, laminar, turbulent, open channel, and boundary layer flows SI units throughout A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Fluid Mechanics Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this essential engineering subject.
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Get revved up! Everything you need to know about building your dream hot rod is inside this book. You now have at your disposal the basic automotive techniques and tools necessary to install any modification to your car. Here's the fastest and easiest way to get started!
Do-It-Yourself High-Performance Car Mods is designed to help you modify cars and light trucks for improved performance. While there are many books on individual systems on a car, this practical step-by-step guide provides you with a thorough working knowledge of ALL the systems in a single resource.
Automotive journalist and experienced engineer Matt Cramer has created an invaluable reference for readers regardless of age or experience. Whether you're a hobbyist new to the world of performance cars or a veteran car enthusiast looking to take the next step, you will become better equipped to drive off in the car of your dreams.
There's never been a simpler, more practical approach to modifying cars and light trucks, so you can do-it-yourself--and ultimately end up in the winner's circle!
Do-It-Yourself High-Performance Car Mods includes valuable information on:How car systems work Simple ways to improve performance Getting more power out of your engine How to find reliable sources Separating marketing hype from reality Adjusting the engine components and controls for best performance How improving one area may impede another
Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed. The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found around the house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.
Inside you'll find:Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong gliders Tumblewing Paper airplane surfer X-surfer Jumbo Butterfly glider Baby bug Guidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creations Tips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood
Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use.
Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You'll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide.
COVERAGE INCLUDES:Challenges and impacts of small wind energy Electricity, energy, and wind science Determining if wind power is right for you Site assessment Financing small wind power Permits and zoning Wind turbine fundamentals Choosing the right wind turbine for the job Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting Future developments in wind power
Trying to comprehend quantum field theory but don't have infinite time or the IQ of Einstein? No problem! This easy-to-follow guide helps you understand this complex subject matter without spending a lot of energy.
Quantum Field Theory Demystified covers essential principles such as particle physics and special relativity. You'll learn about Lagrangian field theory, group theory, and electroweak theory. The book also explains continuous and discrete symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, and supersymmetry. With thorough coverage of the mathematics of quantum field theory and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of this theoretical framework in no time at all.
This fast and easy guide offers:Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Sample equations with worked solutions Coverage of quantum numbers Details on the Dirac equation, the Feynman rules, and the Higgs mechanism A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Quantum Field Theory Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this fascinating area of physics.
Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed! Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step.
This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Ohm's law Current and voltage in RL and RC circuits Oscillation and amplification Bipolar and field-effect transistors Radio-wave propagation Receiver and transmitter design Communications satellites and antennas
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.
As well as the design and build of new valve amplifiers, complete with constructional projects, Morgan Jones introduces the modification, fault-finding and repair of new and classic equipment.
The companion volume to Building Valve Amplifiers, Morgan Jones's Valve Amplifiers, has been widely recognised as the most complete guide to valve amplifier design written for over 30 years. It introduces the art of valve electronics to the newcomer and provides ready-made practical circuits that will be of great value to enthusiasts and professional audio designers alike.
· The practical guide to building, modifying, fault-finding and repairing vacuum tube amplifiers
· A hands-on approach to tube electronics - classic and modern - with a minimum of theory
· Design, fault-finding, and testing are each illustrated by step-by-step examples
· Written by the author of the audiophile cult classic, Valve Amplifiers
Communications engineers need to master a wide area of topics to excel. The Wireless Security Know It All covers every angle including Emerging Wireless Technologies and Security Issues, Wireless LAN and MAN Security, as well as Wireless Personal Area Networks.
• A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors
• Topics include Today’s Wireless Technology, Security Definitions and Concepts, and Wireless Handheld devices
• The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume
Now anyone who has mastered basic statistics can easily take the next step up. In Advanced Statistics Demystified, experienced statistics instructor Larry J. Stephens provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and totally painless way to learn advanced statistics -- from inferential statistics, variance analysis, and parametric and nonparametric testing to simple linear regression, correlation, and multiple regression.
With Advanced Statistics Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers exercises at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses and two 50-question "final exams" to reinforce the entire book.
If you want to build or refresh your understanding of advanced statistics, here's a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety.
Get ready to:Draw inferences by comparing means, percents, and variances from two different samples Compare more than two means with variance analysis Make accurate interpretations with simple linear regression and correlation Derive inferences, estimations, and predictions with multiple regression models Apply nonparametric tests when the assumptions for the parametric tests are not satisfied Take two "final exams" and grade them yourself!
Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, Advanced Statistics Demystified is your direct route to confident, sophisticated statistical analysis!
The book demonstrates a variety of ways that these vulnerabilities can be—and have been—exploited, and how the unfortunate consequences of such exploitations can be mitigated through the responsible use of technology.Explains how the wireless access points in common, everyday devices can expose us to hacks and threatsTeaches how wireless access points can be hacked, also providing the techniques necessary to protect and defend dataPresents concrete examples and real-world guidance on how to protect against wireless access point attacks
Ideal for hobbyists and engineers alike, The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction Design and Use offers comprehensive coverage of these portable energy powerhouses. This practical guide discusses battery chemistry and engineering, how batteries are used, and the history of batteries. You'll find out how different types of batteries work and how to select the right battery for any application. The book also examines the technological advances being used to develop batteries as robust energy sources for a wide variety of devices. Tap into the power of all kinds of batteries with help from this detailed resource.
Coverage includes:Portable energy and long-term energy storage Batteries for portable consumer demands, medical devices, electric vehicles, large-scale electrical energy storage, and space and military applications Basic physics and chemistry The science of batteries--cells, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and capacity Battery engineering designs, including electrode, seal, and vent design Battery performance, reliability, and safety Primary battery technologies--aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes, including alkaline and lithium Rechargeable batteries, including nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion Selecting the right battery for any application Future technologies, such as thin-film, large-energy storage, and high-energy density batteries
TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
"Written by Seth Leitman, longtime green vehicle/sustainability expert and author of "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle," this 275-page book provides an overview of the technology and the issues in doing a conversion, and it works well as a different way in to the open source material that can be found at http://www.eaa-phev.org or the easier-to-remember http://www.priusplus.org." -- CalCars.org
Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be behind the wheel of your own plug-in hybrid electric automobile in no time!
Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle covers:Energy savings and environmental benefits PHEV background Drivetrain components and design Chassis selection DC and AC motor types Batteries and chargers The conversion process Licensing and insurance Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warranties Clubs and associations Additional resources