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Fundamentals of Eletromagnetics — with MATLAB

SciTech Publishing to publish Fundamentals of Eletromagnetics with MATLAB, second edition – 23 Jan 2007

Publisher SciTech Publishing,, has announced the publication of the second edition of Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with MATLAB. MATLAB is a powerful way to motivate and reinforce EM Principles. The Second Edition increases the utility of MATLAB as a computational and visualisation tool for current day’s computer-savvy students.

Authored by Karl Lonngren, Sava Savov, and Randy Jost, the textbook has been adopted by several prestigious university programmes. Based on adopter and advisory board feedback, the new edition contains separate chapters on electrostatic and magnetostatic Fields. In addition, the chapter on transmission lines has been edited so that it is independent from other chapters. Each substantive text section has at least one corresponding problem. Also, there are worked solutions for instructors.

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Nanoscale Metrology

Selected contributions from the Nanoscale 2006 seminar now online – 17 Jan 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that selected contributions from the Nanoscale 2006 seminar held at the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology (METAS) in April 2006 are now available online in Nanoscale Metrology. Nanoscale Metrology is a special issue published in the February issue of Measurement Science and Technology.

Contributions in this special issue are divided into three parts – developments and improvements of instrumentation and measurement methods; calibration of instruments and standards; and applications. The articles will be freely available until February 10, 2007.

A monthly publication, Measurement Science and Technology covers the theory, practice and application of measurement in physics, chemistry, engineering and the environmental and life sciences from inception to commercial exploitation.

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NAE’s Workshop on the Offshoring of Engineering

Papers and presentations from the National Academy of Engineering’s <a href="http://“>Workshop on the Offshoring of Engineering: Facts, Myths, Unknowns, and Implications are now available. The overall goal of the workshop was to bring together cutting-edge analysis of offshoring, explore a wide range of opinions and perspectives, and engage national leaders and the broad engineering profession in a discussion of the outlook for, and implications of, offshoring.

Engineering Awards for Web, Biomechanics and Engineering Leaders program What’s New@The

Recipients of 2007 Engineering Honors Announced

The National Academy of Engineering announced the recipients of three $500,000 prizes. Timothy J. Berners-Lee will receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize for developing the World Wide Web. Yuan-Cheng “Bert” Fung will be awarded the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize for his pioneering work in biomechanics. Harold S. Goldberg, Jerome E. Levy, and Arthur W. Winston will share the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for developing a multidisciplinary graduate program designed to produce engineering leaders.