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Italian street names - an A-Z and their stories of Italian history by Carolyn McKenzie As you explore Italy's cities, towns and villages, certain street and piazza names will crop up wherever you go. Via Roma, Piazza Garibaldi and Corso Nazionale are ubiquitous and need little explanation. Via del Mercato, Piazzetta della Fontana and Piazza Cattedrale are self-explanatory too, as are, with a smattering of Italian, Piazza del Municipio (Townhall Square) and Via al Mare (pronounced ma-ray) and Via alla Spiaggia (Road to the Seaside and to the Beach). Other street names encapsulate moments of Italian history or honor the people and events that have been significant in its evolution as the country we are fascinated by today. In this ALPHABET of Italian street names I will add a new dimension to your next trip to Italy by exploring with you some of the history behind the names given to the country's streets.
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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