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

Author: Vinod K Wadhawan
Publisher: Oxford : 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vinod K Wadhawan
ISBN: 9780199229178 0199229171
OCLC Number: 475250876
Description: xxii, 341 s. : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction and Overview ; 2. Information Processing by Biological and Artificial Smart Structures ; 3. Ferroic Materials ; 4. Soft Matter ; 5. Self-Assembly and Self-Organization of Matter ; 6. Nanostructures ; 7. Human Intelligence ; 8. Smart Sensor Systems ; 9. Sensors and Actuators for Smart Structures ; 10. Machine Intelligence ; 11. The Future of Smart Structures ; Appendices
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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