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The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory (repost)

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory (repost)

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory by Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1446282635 , 1412946131 | 776 pages | PDF | 14,8 MB

The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon some of the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, the book examines and explores parallel debates in related fields.

The book is divided into eight sections:

• Power/Difference/Embodiment

• Aesthetics/Pleasure/Excess

• Nation/Spectacle/Modernity

• History/Memory/Tradition

• Design/Practice/Production

• Technology/Science/Virtuality

• Nature/Landscape/Sustainability

• City/Metropolis/Territory

Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book organizes itself around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory. A methodical, authoritative and comprehensive addition to the literature, the Handbook is suitable for academics, researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban geography, cultural studies, sociology and geography.

Color Vision and Colorimetry: Theory and Applications, 2 edition (repost)

Color Vision and Colorimetry: Theory and Applications, 2 edition (repost)

Color Vision and Colorimetry: Theory and Applications, 2 edition (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM204) by Daniel Malacara
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0819483974 | 188 pages | PDF | 13,6 MB

This second edition has been rewritten, updated, and enlarged, describing the basic principles of color vision and colorimetry. The history of color is described, along with the main methods used to measure color and their associated color systems, and the human eye and its color detectors are explained with some detail.

The book has been written with students in an introductory color course in mind, but those who have experience in the field will also benefit from the compendium of data within.

Language Across the Curriculum & CLIL in English as an Additional Language (EAL) Contexts: Theory and Practice

Language Across the Curriculum & CLIL in English as an Additional Language (EAL) Contexts: Theory and Practice

Language Across the Curriculum & CLIL in English as an Additional Language (EAL) Contexts: Theory and Practice by Angel M. Y. Lin
2016 | ISBN: 9811018006 | English | 251 pages | PDF | 8 MB

This book will be of interest to a broad readership, regardless of whether they have a background in sociolinguistics, functional linguistics or genre theories. It presents an accessible “meta-language” (i.e. a language for talking about language) that is workable and usable for teachers and researchers from both language and content backgrounds, thus facilitating collaboration across content and language subject panels. Chapters 1 to 3 lay the theoretical foundation of this common meta-language by critically reviewing, systematically presenting and integrating key theoretical resources for teachers and researchers in this field. In turn, Chapters 4 to 7 focus on issues in pedagogy and assessment, and on school-based approaches to LAC and CLIL, drawing on both research studies and the experiences of front-line teachers and school administrators. Chapter 8 provides a critical and reflexive angle on the field by asking difficult questions regarding how LAC and CLIL are often situated in contexts characterized by inequality of access to the linguistic and cultural capitals, where the local languages of the students are usually neglected or viewed unfavourably in relation to the L2 in mainstream society, and where teachers are usually positioned as recipients of knowledge rather than makers of knowledge. In closing, Chapter 9 reviews the state of the art in the field and proposes directions for future inquiry.

Short Range Optical Wireless: Theory and Applications

Short Range Optical Wireless: Theory and Applications

Mohsen Kavehrad, M. I. Sakib Chowdhury, Zhou Zhou, “Short Range Optical Wireless: Theory and Applications”
English | ISBN: 1118887700 | 2016 | 288 pages | PDF | 20 MB

This book discusses the fundamental aspects of multiple-source Optical Wireless Applications, including Visible Light Communications (VLC). Moreover, the authors explore VLC performance in several conventional household layouts and investigate the impact of these layouts on VLC. Multiple sources increase multipath distortion. Multi-input- Multi-Output (MIMO) techniques will be included as they provide either reliability improvement or bandwidth efficiency increase. Based on these topics, the book further explores VLC performance in real applications, such as aircraft cabin wireless communications.

In addition, the authors describe the Lambertian emitting pattern of LEDs and the diffused features in indoor environments. Based on the theory, they trace light pulses to establish a MIMO indoor wireless channel model on specific sources layout. Next, they generate test data to simulate BER distribution in a room and calculate the outage. Furthermore, addresses the performance improvement when MIMO techniques are applied. Lastly, the authors investigate VLC performance in specific applications, including for aircraft on-board wireless communications. Finally, the pitfalls of MIMO systems are discussed.