Shorter reaction times, higher product yields, and enhanced selectivity are some of the advantages microwave heating has over conventional methods, causing its use to transition from a curiosity to mainstream, both in industrial and academic settings. Microwave Heating as a Tool for Sustainable Chemistry showcases the application of microwave heating in a number of areas of preparative chemistry as well as in the biosciences.
From organic chemistry to materials and biological applications
The book begins with an introduction to microwave heating, the physical concepts behind it, its application in synthetic chemistry, and commercially available microwave equipment. It shows how microwave heating can be used to facilitate the clean and sustainable synthesis of organic compounds. The authors examine microwave heating as a tool for sustainable polymer chemistry, with discussions of the use of alternative solvents and feedstocks, the design of degradable polymeric materials, and recycling polymers. They then discuss the significant contribution made by microwave-promoted synthesis in the drug discovery process, with a focus on how the technology has been used to generate discovery chemistry libraries and as a tool for medicinal chemists. Other topics examined in this application-driven text include the use of microwave heating in the preparation of inorganic and organometallic compounds, in the production of inorganic materials, and in the area of biosciences.
Academic and industrial settings
The book examines the scale-up of microwave-promoted chemistry and describes the various approaches and the current commercially available microwave reactors available for scale-up. It also discusses microwave heating as a tool for teaching in the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory. It explores curriculum, the broad range of reactions that can be performed, and the incorporation of green chemistry principles.The author maintains a website with supplemental information.
With complete coverage of the basic principles of heat transfer and a broad range of applications in a flexible format,Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, by Yunus Cengel and Afshin Ghajar provides the perfect blend of fundamentals and applications. The text provides a highly intuitive and practical understanding of the material by emphasizing the physics and the underlying physical phenomena involved.This text covers the standard topics of heat transfer with an emphasis on physics and real-world every day applications, while de-emphasizing mathematical aspects. This approach is designed to take advantage of students' intuition, making the learning process easier and more engaging.
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Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections.Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished design presentation. This book reveals how creative designers think in order to create unique and appropriate works for individual productions, and will teach you how to comprehend the nature of the design task at hand, gather inspiration, generate potential ideas for a new design, and develop a finished look through renderings and models. The exercises presented in this book demystify the design process by providing you with specific actions that will help you get on track toward fully-formed designs. Revealing the inner workings of the design process, both theoretically and practically,Unmasking Theatre Design will jumpstart the creative processes of designers at all levels, from student to professionals, as you construct new production designs.
This interdisciplinary graduate text gives a full, explicit, coherent and up-to-date account of the modern theory of neural information processing systems and is aimed at student with an undergraduate degree in any quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, physics, engineering, biology, or mathematics). The book covers all the major theoretical developments from the 1940s tot he present day, using a uniform and rigorous style of presentation and of mathematical notation. The text starts with simple model neurons and moves gradually to the latest advances in neural processing. An ideal textbook for postgraduate courses in artificial neural networks, the material has been class-tested. It is fully self contained and includes introductions to the various discipline-specific mathematical tools as well as multiple exercises on each topic.
During summer vacation, Bailey and her best friends, adopted brothers Noah and Fred Keswick and their foster sister, Sparrow, convert an abandoned chicken coop into a theater and write a play about historical ghosts and space travelers. Then, new guests, Li'l Bonbon and Bean, arrive at Keswick Inn. The children's plans are thwarted when the mean and bossy Li'l Bonbon takes over their show. The boys' mother warns the kids to be polite to the inn's guests, no matter what! Emotions rise as the kids rehearse Li'l bonbon's play about the Civil War in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and worry about a missing dog. Bailey makes a dramatic rescue and learns a valuable lesson about dealing with bullies, even if they are adults.
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