CURRENT CONTENTS/ENGINEERING, COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY

 

Scope Notes

Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology

Category Name:
Aerospace Engineering
Category Description:
The Aerospace Engineering category covers engineering-based resources in astronautics, aeronautics, aerospace, and aviation. Topics include the design and construction of aircraft, space vehicles, missiles, satellites, instrumentation, and power units, as well as the launch, flight, and guidance of crafts in the earth's atmosphere or in space.

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AI, Robotics & Automatic Control
Category Description:
The AI, Robotics & Automatic Control category is concerned with resources on the research and techniques of artificial intelligence; that is, the creation of machines that exhibit characteristics of human intelligence (e.g., efficient representation of knowledge, reasoning, deduction, problem solving, heuristics, and analysis of contradictory or ambiguous information). Related AI technologies include expert systems, fuzzy systems, natural language processing, speech and pattern recognition, computer vision, decision-support systems, knowledge-bases, and neural networks.

Robotics resources are concerned with the design, construction, and operation of robots.

Automatic Control resources cover the design and development of regulating processes and systems that replace the necessity of human intervention. Topics include adaptive control, robust control, discrete-event control, dynamic control, fuzzy control, and optimal control.

Cybernetics resources are concerned with the control and communication within and between artificial (machine) systems and living or natural systems.

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Chemical Engineering
Category Description:
Chemical Engineering covers the engineering-based literature in the disciplines of applied chemistry, industrial chemistry, and chemical engineering. These resources are concerned with the development and application of manufacturing processes that chemically convert raw materials into a variety of products. This category also includes resources that cover the design and operation of plants and equipment to perform such work.

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Civil Engineering
Category Description:
Civil Engineering covers engineering-based resources in the subfields of structural engineering, geotechnics, earthquake engineering, ocean engineering, water resources and supply, naval engineering, marine engineering, transportation engineering, and municipal engineering. Topics covered include the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures and ground facilities for industry, occupancy, transportation, use and control of water, and harbor facilities.

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Computer Science & Engineering
Category Description:
Computer Science & Engineering includes resources on computer hardware and architecture, computer software, software engineering and design, computer graphics, programming languages, theoretical computing, computing methodologies, broad computing topics, and interdisciplinary computer applications.

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Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Category Description:
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering category covers resources concerned with applications of electricity, generally those involving current flow through conductors, as in motors and generators. This category also covers the examination of the conduction of electricity through gases or a vacuum as well as through semiconducting materials. Topics include image and signal processing, electromagnetics, electronic components and materials, microwave technology, and microelectronics.

Category Name:
Engineering Management/General
Category Description:
Engineering Management/General covers resources on engineering systems that integrate people, materials, capital, and equipment to provide products and services. Topics include planning the production process and predicting and evaluating results. This category also includes resources that cover multiple engineering disciplines.

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Engineering Mathematics
Category Description:
Engineering Mathematics covers resources on applied mathematics, mathematical modelling, combinatorics, optimization techniques, numerical methods, and statistical methods that have an emphasis on engineering systems.

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Environmental Engineering & Energy
Category Description:
Environmental Engineering/Energy covers resources concerned with the effects of humans on the environment, and the development of controls to minimize environmental degradation. This category also covers the development, production, use, application, conversion, and management of nonrenewable and renewable energy sources.

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Geological, Petroleum, & Mining Engineering
Category Description:
Geological/Petroleum/Mining Engineering covers resources concerned with geotechnics, economic geology, and geological studies applicable to mining or petroleum engineering or the development and conservation of natural power and resources. Coverage is limited to the engineering aspects of natural hazards, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences.

The petroleum engineering resources cover petroleum geology, petrochemistry, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, drilling, operations, production, and refining of petroleum-based fuels and products.

The mining engineering resources cover the location and evaluation of mineral deposits; the layout and equipment of mines; the supervision of mining operations; and the cleaning, sizing, and dressing of the mined product.

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Information Technology & Communications Systems
Category Description:
Information Systems & Communications Technology covers resources concerned with the technical aspects of information systems and information technology, including the acquisition, processing, storage, management, and dissemination of information. This category also covers the technical aspects of communications via various devices and systems.

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Instrumentation & Measurement
Category Description:
Instrumentation/Measurement covers resources concerned with the development, manufacture, and application of instruments, especially for observation and measurement. Broad and specialized instrumentation resources (e.g., sensors, actuators, spectroscopes, flow meters, etc.) and measurement and standards resources are included.

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Materials Science & Engineering
Category Description:
Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with admixtures of matter or the basic matter from which products are made. The category covers ceramics, paper and wood products, polymers, textiles, composites, coatings & films, and biomaterials.

Other areas covered in this category include Materials Chemistry, the application of chemistry to materials design and testing; Condensed Matter/Solid State Physics, the branch of physics concerned with the structure and properties of condensed matter (superconductors, semiconductors, ferroelectrics, and dielectrics); and Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics, the application of the concepts and laws of physics to chemical phenomena.

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Mechanical Engineering
Category Description:
Mechanical Engineering covers resources concerned with the generation, transmission, and utilization of heat and mechanical power, and with the production and operation of tools, machinery, and their products. Topics include heat transfer, fatigue and fracture, wear, tribology, hydraulics, pneumatics, plasticity, strain analysis, and aerosol technology.

Category Name:
Metallurgy
Category Description:
Metallurgy covers journals concerned with the production of metals and alloys, their adaptation to use, and their performance in service. This category also covers resources on the study of chemical reactions involved in the processes by which metals are produced.

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Nuclear Engineering
Category Description:
Nuclear Engineering covers resources concerned with the branch of engineering that deals with the production and use of nuclear energy, including the development, design, construction, and operation of power plants that convert energy produced by fission or fusion to other useful forms of energy such as heat and light.

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Optics & Acoustics
Category Description:
Optics & Acoustics includes resources concerned with light, its genesis and propagation, and the effects that it undergoes and produces. This category also covers the production, transmission, and effects of sound, including general acoustics, linear and non-linear acoustics, atmospheric and underwater sound, mechanical vibrations, shock, and noise and its effects.