Programming PIC Microcontrollers with XC8

Author: Armstrong Subero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484232739

Category: Computers

Page: 434

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Learn how to use microcontrollers without all the frills and math. This book uses a practical approach to show you how to develop embedded systems with 8 bit PIC microcontrollers using the XC8 compiler. It's your complete guide to understanding modern PIC microcontrollers. Are you tired of copying and pasting code into your embedded projects? Do you want to write your own code from scratch for microcontrollers and understand what your code is doing? Do you want to move beyond the Arduino? Then Programming PIC Microcontrollers with XC8 is for you! Written for those who want more than an Arduino, but less than the more complex microcontrollers on the market, PIC microcontrollers are the next logical step in your journey. You'll also see the advantage that MPLAB X offers by running on Windows, MAC and Linux environments. You don't need to be a command line expert to work with PIC microcontrollers, so you can focus less on setting up your environment and more on your application. What You’ll Learn Set up the MPLAB X and XC8 compilers for microcontroller development Use GPIO and PPS Review EUSART and Software UART communications Use the eXtreme Low Power (XLP) options of PIC microcontrollers Explore wireless communications with WiFi and Bluetooth Who This Book Is ForThose with some basic electronic device and some electronic equipment and knowledge. This book assumes knowledge of the C programming language and basic knowledge of digital electronics though a basic overview is given for both. A complete newcomer can follow along, but this book is heavy on code, schematics and images and focuses less on the theoretical aspects of using microcontrollers. This book is also targeted to students wanting a practical overview of microcontrollers outside of the classroom.

I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much

Author: Judith Vigna

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497683424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A young girl shares her feelings and frustrations about her alcoholic father’s behavior.

The Endurance Handbook

How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your Body

Author: Philip Maffetone

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781632204981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Endurance Handbook teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly "individualized” outlook and unique system that he has refined over three decades of training and treating athletes, ranging from world champions to weekend warriors. Maffetone’s training and racing philosophy emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this common-sense, big-picture approach. Dr. Maffetone also dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports--and which adversely impact performance--and explains the "truths” about endurance, such as: The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance How overtraining can be avoided in its earliest stages And much more! If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Endurance Handbook is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.

Mellencamp

American Troubadour

Author: David Masciotra

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813147352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," and "Cherry Bomb" are iconic American songs that have played an important role in defining midwestern music and developing the rock genre. Despite his critical and commercial success, however, the rough guy from a small town writing songs about everything he "learned about living" is often omitted from the ranks of America's songwriting elite. In Mellencamp, David Masciotra explores the life and career of one of America's most important and underrated songwriters, persuasively arguing that he deserves to be celebrated alongside artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Beginning with his modest beginnings in Seymour, Indiana, Masciotra details Mellencamp's road to fame, examining his struggles with the music industry and his persistent dedication to his midwestern roots. Shaking off the shortsighted "regionalist" stereotype and dismissing his assumed pop-star persona, Mellencamp found success by remaining true to where he came from. This thoughtful analysis highlights four decades of the artist's music, which has consistently elevated the dignity of everyday people and honored the quiet heroism of raising families and working hard. This first serious biography of the legendary musician will charm fans and music enthusiasts who are interested in the development of roots rock and Americana music.

Too Much Magic

Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194389

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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James Howard Kunstler’s critically acclaimed and bestselling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover. Kunstler’s shocking vision of our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders alike, and stimulated widespread discussion about our dependence on fossil fuels and our dysfunctional financial and government institutions. Kunstler has since been profiled in The New Yorker and invited to speak at TED. In Too Much Magic, Kunstler evaluates what has changed in the last seven years and shows us that, in a post-financial-crisis world, his ideas are more relevant than ever. “Too Much Magic” is what Kunstler sees in the bright visions of a future world dreamed up by optimistic souls who believe technology will solve all our problems. Their visions remind him of the flying cars and robot maids that were the dominant images of the future in the 1950s. Kunstler’s image of the future is much more sober. With vision, clarity of thought, and a pragmatic worldview, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun.

Political ponerology

a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Red Pill Press, Ltd

ISBN: 1897244185

Category: Good and evil

Page: 217

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Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Mark Justice Hinton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470509465

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Windows® 7 For Seniors for Dummies Learn to: Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documents Connect to the Internet and browse the Web View, edit, and print photos Keep in touch by e-mail and play games online Mark Justice Hinton Author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies You can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today! You don't need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 — with this friendly guide, you'll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat. Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e-mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more! Tour the desktop — learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and folders Do it — create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD Have some fun — discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movie Use the accessories — display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the Calculator To keep or not — install additional programs you want and remove those you don't need Protect your Windows — learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to date Have it your way — make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to you The wide, wide Web — shop and explore online and learn to stay safe Open the book and find: What's on the taskbar Directions for creating and saving documents Steps for installing a printer and other peripherals How to connect to the Internet anywhere Backgammon and other games you can play online Guidance on protecting your computer from viruses How to send e-mail attachments Advice on backing up documents and photos

Midnight on Julia Street

Author: Ciji Ware

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402222726

Category: Fiction

Page: 501

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Scandal transcends time in the Big Easy Feisty reporter Corlis McCullough isn't afraid to push boundaries in the name of journalistic integrity. When passion for the truth lands her in New Orleans in need of a job, an assignment at a TV station pits her against her old college nemesis, King Duvallon. The sultry streets of the French Quarter, the glamorous Garden District, derelict riverfront cotton warehouses, and gritty back alleys come alive as the reporter's story inexplicably slips between the nineteenth century and today. A long-forgotten drama of blackmail, swindles, and a love affair that is still changing lives leaves Corlis and King wondering if their burgeoning, unholy attraction will render them pawns in a matrix of mystery and deceit. "A must read...Ware transports you to New Orleans...and captures all its charm." —Rendezvous Reviews "Vibrant and exciting... such an intriguing plot full of rich characters that I couldn't wait to see what happened." —Literary Times "Well-researched and entertaining... excellent." —Library Journal

MES Guide for Executives

Why and how to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System

Author: Bianca Scholten

Publisher: ISA

ISBN: 1936007037

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 160

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Are you having trouble demonstrating to management what a manufacturing execution system (MES) is and what it can do for you? Or do you simply need to justify why you even need a MES? Perhaps you are the executive decision maker and just need some answers. Bianca Scholten, the author of the best-selling book, The Road to Integration: Applying ISA-95 in Manufacturing, shares her expertise on the topic in her latest easy-to-read guide to MES. In recent decades, says Scholten, industrial companies have invested much time and money in not only machine and production line automation but also in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. The MES falls between these two layers. Many of the preparatory activities (e.g., detailed production scheduling and recipe management), but also retrospective activities (e.g., data collection, reporting, and analysis) are primitive at best. Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, and managers, Scholten sheds some light on how to get out of this outdated situation using real-world examples and the knowledge gleaned from IT, production managers, and other colleagues who have been through the MES experience. She covers MES selection, company expectations during implementation and initial use of the MES, advice on developing and maintaining a multi-site MES template, and return on investment. She also adds a birdÂ's-eye view of the ISA-95 standard for better communication between systems and their applications.

Problem Solving For Engineers and Scientists

A Creative Approach

Author: R. Friedman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461539064

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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Let's assume that you, the reader, have been educated in the basics of science and perhaps some branch of engineering. You have access to textbooks and handbooks, and you are comfortable with a computer. One day, you find yourself faced with a technical problem. If this problem happens to be essentially identical to a previous problem, which you were trained to solve, clearly you will have no difficulty. Unfortunately, however, the variety of technical problems that you might encounter is enormous. The chance is small that a given problem will be an exact replica of a familiar problem. In such a case, it is possible that you will reach out for the first relevant quantitative relationship that occurs to you. You then might substitute numbers into a formula and obtain an answer, perhaps with the aid of a computer or hand calculator. As the many examples in this book will demonstrate, your answer is quite likely to be wrong because you have overlooked some important aspect of the problem. You can easily convince yourself of this fact by tackling some of the problems in this book.

Neuroimmunology of the Skin

Basic Science to Clinical Practice

Author: Richard D. Granstein,Thomas A. Luger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540359893

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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Much anecdotal information has suggested an influence of psychology and the nervous system on immunity within the skin and the expression of inflammatory skin disorders. Recent years have seen an explosion of knowledge providing a scientific basis for important regulatory interactions between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system within the skin. The results of recent investigations have important implications, not only for an understanding of cutaneous immunity, but also for the development of novel treatments for diseases involving abnormal inflammation or immune reactivity within the skin. This book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary review of the molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and clinical aspects of nervous system–immune system interactions within the skin. It includes contributions from leading world experts in these areas. The contents are relevant to both investigators and clinicians interested in the skin, its functions and its disorders.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118826310

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8.1 If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8.1. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more. The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done Shows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple users Covers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media files Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.

Computers For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Nancy C. Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118232437

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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The bestselling guide to choosing a computer and getting online, fully updated for Windows 8! Whether you use your computer for bookkeeping, making travel plans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, computers are now an essential part of daily life. But it can be overwhelming to keep up with the technology as it continually evolves. This clear, friendly guide not only gets you up to speed on computer basics, it also covers the very latest information, like the changes you?ll see with Windows 8. You'll learn to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate the Windows 8 operating system, access the Internet, create documents, keep safe online, and more. Packed with screenshots and illustrations, the new edition of this popular book is easy to follow, never intimidating, and always helpful. Starts with the basics and assumes no prior knowledge of computers Updates your current skills for the latest technology changes, such as the Windows 8 operating system Explains how to connect to the Internet, keep up with family and friends via e-mail and social media, find recipes and health information, book travel, manage your budget, and much more Shows you how to organize documents, work with files and folders, manage pictures and videos, and customize your desktop and system Offers tips and advice to help you avoid common pitfalls Take on technology with confidence and take advantage of all your computer can do with Computers for Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition!

International Corporate Finance

Author: Jeff Madura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439038291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 709

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INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 10e, International Edition builds on fundamental principles of corporate finance to provide the information and insights you need to succeed in today's dynamic global business environment. This thorough text includes a detailed introduction to the world of international finance, in which multinational corporations continue to expand and play an increasingly important role in global commerce. The text then focuses on a wide range of managerial topics from a corporate perspective, combining in-depth coverage of essential financial theory with a strong emphasis on hands-on, real-world applications. Known for its reader-friendly style and clear explanations, INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 10e, International Edition gives you the tools to understand and manage within the exciting field of international finance.

Super- and Hypersonic Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer

Author: G. K. Mikhailov,V. Z. Parton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849393099

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Recent government and commercial efforts to develop orbital and suborbital passenger and transport aircraft have resulted in a burgeoning of new research. The articles in this book, translated from Russian, were contributed by the world's leading authorities on supersonic and hypersonic flows and heat transfer. This superb book addresses the physics and engineering aspects of ultra high-speed aerodynamic problems. Thorough coverage is given to an array of specific problem-solving equations. Super- and Hypersonic Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer will be essential reading for all aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, mathematicians, and physicists involved in this exciting field of research.

Microeconometrics of Banking

Methods, Applications, and Results

Author: Hans Degryse,Moshe Kim,Steven Ongena

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195340477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This title provides a compendium to recent work in empirical banking. It follows the structure in 'The Microeconomics of Banking' by Xavier Freixas and Jean Charles Rochet in arranging the relevant methodologies, applications and results to achieve a coherent synthesis between available theory and supporting empirics

Manufacturing Systems Control Design

A Matrix-based Approach

Author: Stjepan Bogdan,Frank L. Lewis,Zdenko Kovacic,Jose Mireles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846283345

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 3000

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This book covers all the steps from identification of operations and resources to the transformation of virtual models into real-world algorithms. The matrix-based approach presented here is a solution to the real-time application of control in discrete event systems and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), and offers a sound practical basis for the design of controllers for manufacturing systems.

Faith, Reason, and Power in the Early Modern World

Author: Gloria K. Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072910100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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"The Humanistic Traditionis quite simply the finest book of its type. Fiero manages to integrate the political, cultural, and social history of the world into one coherent and fascinating whole. It is a masterpiece of scholarship . . . balanced, interesting, easy to read, and consummately beautiful. Our professors praise its accuracy and scope and our students unanimously say it is their favorite textbook." — Sonia Sorrell, Pepperdine University The Humanistic Traditionfeatures a flexible, topical approach that helps students understand humankind's creative legacy as a continuum rather than as a series of isolated events. This widely acclaimed interdisciplinary survey offers a global perspective, countless illustrations, and more than 150 literary sources. Available in multiple formats,The Humanistic Traditionexplores the political, economic, and social contexts of human culture, providing a global and multicultural perspective which helps students better understand the relationship between the West and other world cultures.

Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernism

Author: Miles David Samson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317119312

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

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The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. It also saw the spread of their seeming opposites. Temples, arcades, domes, and other traditional types occur in both modernist and traditionalist forms from the 1950s to the 1970s. Hut Pavilion Shrine examines this crossroads of modernism and the archetypal, and critiques its buildings and theory. The book centers on one particularly important and omnipresent type, the pavilion - a type which was the basis of major work by Louis I. Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Philip Johnson, Minoru Yamasaki, and other eminent architects. While focusing primarily on the architecture culture of the United States, it also includes the work of British, European Team X, and Scandinavian designers and writers. Making connections between formal analysis, historical context, and theory, the book continues lines of inquiry which have been pursued by Neil Levine and Anthony Vidler on representation, and by Sarah Goldhagen and Alice Friedman on modernism’s 'forbidden' elements of the honorific and the visually pleasurable. It highlights the significance of 'pavilionizing' mid-century designers such as Victor Lundy, John Johansen, Eero Saarinen, and Edward Durell Stone, and shows how frequently essentialist and traditionalist types appeared in the roadside vernacular of drive-in restaurants, gas stations, furniture and car showrooms, branch banks, and motels. The book ties together the threads in mid-century architectural theory that addressed aspects of type, 'essential' structure, and primal 'humanistic' aspects of environment-making and discusses how these concerns outlived the mid-century moment, and in the designs and writings of Aldo Rossi and others they paved the way for Post-Modernism.