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Smart structures : blurring the distinction between the living and the nonliving

Author: Vinod K Wadhawan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Monographs on the physics and chemistry of materials, 65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Smartness is often associated with living beings, as they can adapt themselves to changing situations. Artificial smart structures are designed to mimic biological structures to a small or large extent. This book gives a comprehensive account of how this can be done.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vinod K Wadhawan
ISBN: 9780199229178 0199229171
OCLC Number: 144774585
Description: xxii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview --
Information processing by biological and artificial smart structures --
Ferroic materials --
Soft matter --
Self-assembly and self-organization of matter --
Nanostructures --
Human intelligence --
Smart sensor systems --
Sensors and actuators for smart structures --
Machine intelligence --
The future of smart structures.
Series Title: Monographs on the physics and chemistry of materials, 65.
Responsibility: Vinod K. Wadhawan.
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A unique book, well written and of a wide interest. The idea of smart materials is very much of the moment. * Mike Glazer, University of Oxford *

 
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