This title offers the language of electrical and computer engineering at your fingertips. Derived from the world-renowned "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition", this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of electrical and computer engineering or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. With definitions that are written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Electrical and Computer Engineering": features over 15,000 entries that fully define the language of electrical and computer engineering; and, includes hundreds of synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations.This title: provides pronunciations for all terms; covers over a dozen related fields, including communications, control systems, engineering acoustics, navigation, and systems engineering; and, includes an extensive appendix containing tables of standard equations, special constants, general rules of differentiation and integration, and a family tree of computer programming languages, among many others. nIt is based on the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms" - for more than a quarter-of-a-century the standard international reference. Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the "McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Electrical and Computer Engineering" offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.
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From review by: M. T. Kochis, California State University, Sacramento This dictionary focuses broadly on electrical, computer, and electronics engineering and touches on related areas such as mathematics and communications. It arranges headwords alphabetically and precedes each term with an abbreviation for its field, which helps place terms in context, e.g., "electromag" for electromagnetism. The approximately 18,000 terms are taken from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms (6th ed., CH, Mar'03), a much larger dictionary (110,000 terms) that covers both natural and applied sciences. Since most libraries these days cannot afford to duplicate content, academic and public libraries will want the more comprehensive dictionary...Practicing engineers could benefit from the present dictionary because of its tighter focus and lengthy appendixes... Choice 20050101
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