1. ### Question on Discrete Parameter Markov Chains

It is no longer necessary for you to answer this question as I have just discovered the answer elsewhere.
2. ### Question on Discrete Parameter Markov Chains

I am required to find a formula expressing the probability of return to some state in a Markov chain at time n in terms of the probability of return to that state at time n - k and the probability of first return at time k. I cannot find this in my notes, and I have tried looking at several...

Radiation pressure is often liable to induce roations in spacecraft as well as translations. The rotations can be compensated for with the spacecraft's attitude control system (e.g. reaction wheels). If the translations induce a significant deviation from the intended path, these can be...
4. ### Notebook Battery

I have an Acer TravelMate C110, which is a small table PC, and I bought it just over a year ago. I like most things about it, but the one thing I hate is that the battery has only a paltry 1800mAh charge. My brother has a small non-tablet notebook of a similar size whose battery has a charge of...
5. ### Compensation using thermistor

I suppose if some property of a circuit changes with temperature, and that change can be compensated for by a change in resistance, then that is the compensation they might be alluding to.
6. ### Alternative power source for garage.

Did you not read the damned opening post? I already said that I cannot do that, it is illegal. Otherwise I would have done it. :rolleyes:
7. ### Alternative power source for garage.

It would be far cheaper to open the door manually each time I want to use the garage. That's not the point. Why does anyone want to install an electric garage door opener? Because they want the door to open easliy and conveniently. If I have to manually charge the battery periodically, that is...
8. ### Alternative power source for garage.

I live at about 51.5 degrees North latitude. As it is England, it is usually cloudy too. I don't have proper data, nor do I know where to get it for my area. I would like to mount the panels flat on the roof so that they are not visible from the ground--it's a flat roof garage, about 8 feet...
9. ### Alternative power source for garage.

Guys, Thanks for the input. You've all given me a lot to think about here, so I'll try and compose a more detailed response later when I've digested this information.
10. ### Alternative power source for garage.

I have recently moved house, the problem is the garage is situated about 100 feet from the house along with the garages of my neighbors. There are several houses between ours and the garage, and there is no mains electricity over there. The previous owners actually had mains power in the garage...
11. ### What engineering is most in demand

I think the question is one to do with the demand for aerospace engineers in the job market. I suppose it depends where you are.
12. ### Artificial Neural Networks

What's the trend in the current state of the art? Are neural networks common in hardware form?
13. ### News The Killing of the Superconducting Supercollider

It's strange that they do not include an option to summarise the vote by party affiliation amongst the other summaries. But anyway, a quick tally and I determined this: It appears at the time there were 56 Democrat senators and 44 Republican. 26 Democrats voted Yea and 29 Nay with one not...
14. ### Artificial Neural Networks

Are artificial neural networks emulated on a traditional computer, or do they have a processor of artificial neurons? That is, is a neural network a piece of software or hardware?
15. ### Help for solving for C and F please

By the way, it is considered bad netiquette to post this in several sub-fora on the same forum. I understand that you could be in a hurry to get this solved, but if you post it in the appropriate sub-forum (homework help), people will get to it and assist you just as quickly.