By Nick Hornby
Narrated in turns through a dowdy, middle-aged lady, a half-crazed adolescent, a disgraced breakfast television presenter and an American rock megastar cum pizza supply boy, some distance Down is the tale of the Toppers residence 4, aka Maureen, Jess, Martin and JJ. A low-rent crowd with totally not anything in universal - store the place they prove that New Year's Eve evening. And what they do subsequent, of course.
Funny, unhappy, and beautifully humane, Nick Hornby's new novel asks the various tremendous questions: approximately existence and dying, strangers and friendship, love and soreness, and even if a slice of pizza can quite see you thru an extended, darkish evening of the soul.
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References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Historical Remarks The industrial field has always been dependant on measuring instruments for the registration of physical parameters. For this reason, the technology of sensors and transducers has a long tradition. Wilhelm von Siemens, for example, built one of the first sensors in 1860. He made use of the temperature dependance of a resistor made of copper wire for temperature measurements. Between 1920 and 1940, the intensive expansion of large-scale processes created problems in measuring and control technology which proved to be very stimulating for these fields.
Packages see: packages - parameters see: parameters of sensors - photo 432 - porous coating type 394 - position 588 - potentiometric 574 - pressure see: pressure sensors - preview 451 - process control 475-492 - production processes - - market trends of 473 - - applications of 473 - - automated 447-474 - - current problems of 471 ff. - - classification of 447ff. - profusion, thermal 570 - proximity 450 - radiation see: radiation sensors - redundant 524 - resistance of 321 - rinsing 433 - rotation 224 - sales of 11 - semiconductor see: semiconductor sensors - sensitivity of 403 - silicon 338 - single shot 561 - smart see: smart sensors - sound 567 - supersonic flight 594 see also: detectors - tactile see: tactile sensors - temperature see: temperature sensors - thin-film type 395f.
85, 91, 99, 283 - - sensitivity of 94 - semiconductor 387 ff. - silicon 439, 170 - - capacitive 164 - total- 582 - Wilhelmy plate 187f. pressure transmitter 509 - differential 506 pressure vessel 504 preview sensors, optical 453 primary signals 11 printing, projection 116 printing, shadow 116 PRO-CAR 422 PRO-CHIP 422 PRO-NET 422 PRO-ROAD 422 probability density function 34, 322 probability function 35 probe cooling 592f. process analyzer 480 - control 475-492 - indicator 478 - instrumentation 485f.
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby