A psychotic socialite with murderous intent. The dead patriarch of a wealthy Southern dynasty. A devoted butler. Do these characters ring a bell? The 48 cards in this deck will measure your love of novelsâ€”from contemporary to classic literatureâ€”and test your memory of whoâ€™s who. Whether youâ€™re a scholar or a bibliophile, Does This Name Ring a Bell? is suitable for all readers. The characters, who range from quixotic protagonists to supporting sidekicks to aggressive antagonists, are named on the card fronts, and the answers to who they are, what stories they appeared in, and other tidbits about the books and authors are given on the backs. So brush up on your literary knowledge solo or compete with your friends to see who can identify more of these fictional characters.
Linear electric actuators (LEAs) and linear electric generators (LEGs) are widely used electromagnetic devices. This book deals with LEAs that convert electric energy into controlled mechanical motion of limited travel and LEGs that transform mechanical energy into electric energy. Examples range from loudspeakers and microphones to magnetically levitated material transfer in ultraclean rooms. Much of the literature on linear actuators and generators covers the principles of operation and performance calculations of these devices. Little has been published on their control or on detailed design methodologies. This book presents the first unified treatment of the subject, including the construction, operation, control and design of LEAs and LEGs. Chapters describe linear induction, permanent-magnet, linear reluctance, switched reluctance, and linear stepper actuators, as well as various types of linear electric generators. The text is amply illustrated with numerous design examples.
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