Nov 22

Computer Science (CS) Graduate Theses

IMS-based specifications for micro-learning on mobile devices  /Karen B. Pajarito   (LG 995 2016 C65 P35)

Web ontology of the music scores of Jose Maceda compositions using Arc2 framework /  Sonia M. Pascua (LG 995 2016 C65 P37)

 

Chemical Engineering  (ChE) Graduate Theses

Effect of replacement of silica with modified and raw bentonite on properties of natural rubber composites  /  Mark Rigel R. Ali                         (LG 995 2016 E62 A45)

Soil organic matter dissolution and biodegradation : batch studies / Joanna Lyn D. Ancorda (LG 995 2016 E62 A53)

Effect of carbon black substitution with modified and raw bentonite on the properties of natural rubber composites / Clare L. Garing                               (LG 995 2016 E62 G37)

Effect of colorant and film thickness on diffusion properties of oxo-biodegradable polyethylene plastic bags in different aqueous media /  Giselle Lou D. Leuterio (LG 995 2016 E62 L48)

Analysis and optimization of water-based printing ink formulations for polyethylene films / Jar Carlo C. Ramirez (LG 995 2016 E62 R36)

Thermal, mechanical and moisture absorption properties of lignocellulosic waste (soda lignin)/ unsaturated polyester blends / Diamaden T. Salinding Jr (LG 995 2016 E62 S25)

 

Civil Engineering (CE) Graduate Theses

Comparison of analytical and numerical models in predicting the yield of an infiltration gallery : a case study of Dacanlao raw water intake in Calaca, Batangas /  Richmark N. Macuha (LG 995 2016 E63 M33)

Comparative analysis of service characteristics of transportation network companies (TNCs) and conventional taxis /Arden Glenn A. Paronda               (LG 995 2016 E63 P37)

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Graduate Theses

Optimizing the trickle algorithm of RPL on dense wireless sensor networks /Paul Vincent S. Alpano (LG 995 2016 E64 A47)

Investigation on the physical layer security of massive MIMO with small cells / Neil Irwin M. Bernardo (LG 995 2016 E64 B47)

Proactive planning for grid integration of utility-scale and customer-based generation using location-specific and feeder-specific hosting capacity analysis / Limuel Khin L. Estorque (LG 995 2016 E64 E88)

Investigation of a Class J – tuned Doherty amplifier / Bryan Edward P. Esteves (LG 995 2016 E64 E875)

CLEAR : cluster-catching for loop emendation and recovery / Kyle Christopher L. Melchor (LG 995 2016 E64 M45)

Characterization of an RF translator for WiFi communication over TV white spaces /  Patth Rick L. Ramirez (LG 995 2016 E64 R36)

Investigating a multiple branch harvester approach for passive RFID tags operating in TV white spaces / Adrian Cabueñas Salces                             (LG 995 2016 E64 S25)

 

Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MMM) Graduate Theses

Preferred crystallographic orientation and corrosion control of electrodeposited Sn films /Waynah Lou V. Dacayan (LG 995 2016 E68 D33)

Recovery of smectite and kaolinite from pottery clay via supercentrifugation technique / Johanna Michelle S. Ambait (LG 995 2016 M37 A43)

Characterization and copper modification of Philippine natural zeolites for adsorption of hydrogen sulfide gas / Eleanor M. Olegario-Sanchez                 (LG 995 2016 M37 O44)

Fabrication of zinc oxide nanostructures on zinc foil by wet oxidation method /Christian Mark O. Pelicano (LG 995 2016 M37 P45)

Synthesis and modification of a chitosan-based composite by Ag-exchanged zeolite incorporation and plasma treatment for potential biomedical application / Kathrina Lois M. Taaca (LG 995 2016 M37 T33)

Fabrication of montmorillonite/polycaprolactone nanofiber membrane via electrospinning method / Gianina Martha A. Tajanlangit                                   (LG 995 2016 M37 T35)

Investigation of LSM/YSZ composite electrode as anode material for solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) / Christian C. Vaso (LG 995 2016 M37 V37)

 

Dissertation 

Chemical Engineering (ChE) Graduate Theses

Adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline and byproduct sweeping on rotating TiO2-coated aluminum drum / Ramer P. Bautista     (LG 996 2016 E62 B38)

Synthesis of polyethyleneimine-graphene oxide polymer nanocomposites for heavy metal adsorption / Jem Valerie Dulay Perez (LG 996 2016 E62 P47)

 

Civil Engineering (CE) Graduate Theses

Effects of gap forcing on the two lane roundabouts in the Philippines / Alex S. Ladaga (LG 996 2016 E63 L34)

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Graduate Theses

BayanihaNets : towards enabling cooperative networks / Isabel A. Montes (LG 996 2016 E643 M668)

A multi mode LLC resonant converter for EDM applications / Carl Michael F. Odulio (LG 996 2016 E643 O38)

 

 

Nov 21

Chemical Engineering Graduate Theses

Assessment of bismuth film gold ultramicroelectrode array for the determination of trace heavy metals in water  / Sandra Enn D. Bahinting     (LG 995 2015 E62 B34)

Optimization of TEC-cooled closed-end oscillating heat pipe charged with degassed, deionized water /  Leandro Tagum De Castro                                 (LG 995 2015 E62 D43)

 

Computer Science (CS) Undergraduate Theses

Traffic simulation induced with Filipino driving patterns using improved Krauss and improved MOBIL algorithm  /  Maria April Rose A. Andaca, Jerwin P. Cruda (LG 993.5 2016 C65 A53)

An agent-based model of post-disaster mangrove forest regrowth /  Franklin David C. Ang, James Stephen DV. Mariano (LG 993.5 2016 C65 A54)

Optimal water allocation policy for the Greater Manila Area during El Niño / Nicle Vynique Bedia, Mara Shen (LG 993.5 2016 C65 B43)

Off-lattice protein structure prediction on 3D hydrophobic-polar side-chain model using parallel simulated annealing /  Gerald Roy D. Campañano, Francis Jonathan J. Lopez, Rowel D. Ventura (LG 993.5 2016 C65 C36)

Three-dimensional ADCIRC + SWAN storm surge modeling with coastal inundation in the Philippine archipelago /  Gwenevere Kay T. Gutierrez, Ace Irish D. Talibong (LG 993.5 2016 C65 G88)

3D printing optimization through projection-assisted parameter search (PAPS) / Niña Kamilla J. Quiazon, Sarah N. Samonte (LG 993.5 2016 C65 Q53)

 

Computer Science (CS) Graduate Theses

Learning analytics through a digital game-based learning environment /Ada Angeli D. Cariaga (LG 995 2015 C65 C37)

A seasonal regime-switching spot price model for the Philippine electricity market / Sebastian C. Ibañez (LG 995 2015 C65 I23)

Coarse-grained modeling of protein folding through simulated annealing of simplified protein backbones / Karen Katrina G. Manalastas                       (LG 995 2015 C65 M36)

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Graduate Theses

Optimal allocation of intermittent embedded generator with time-varying generation and demand and types of load considerations / Rodolfo A. Aguirre, Jr. (LG 995 2015 E64 A38)

Coordinated maximum power point tracking in modular photovoltaic systems / Nicolette Ann A. Arriola (LG 995 2015 E64 A77)

On-line power system transient stability assessment using a regression model in contingency screening / Monyvathna Chheng                               (LG 995 2015 E64 C44)

 

Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MMM) Undergraduate Theses

Feasibility of copper slag as partial fine aggregate substitute in grout mix applied in rock bolts / Christjohn Rhoie C. Palacol, Rene Aldous Q. Pitogo, Froiland S. Timpoc (LG 993.5 2016 E6 P35)

Effect of tris(catecholato) silicate (TCS) ion concentration in silica carrier microencapsulation (SCME) treatment of Toledo pyrite concentrate for the suppression of pyrite oxidation /  Milbert M. Capistrano, Lorenzo T. Cayaban, Joshua Miguel D. Lopez (LG 993.5 2016 E6 C37 )

Fabrication and characterization of hydroxyapatite / poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid composite as scaffold in bone tissue engineering / Arriane Gayle B. Basali, Angela Marie S. Leron, Joelle S. Rodgers (LG 993.5 2014 M37 B37)

Removal of copper, mercury and arsenic ions at various pH levels using iron modified montmorillonite incorporated in polycaprolactone / Lance C. De Jesus, Gelli Anne N. Dusaban (LG 993.5 2014 M37 D45)

Adsorption kinetics and thermodynamics studies of copper (II) and zinc (II) on hydroxyapatite pellets / Candice A. Alon, Rodney E. Estrada                       (LG 993.5 2015 M37 A46)

Fabrication and characterization of porcine bone-derived hydroxyapatite-alumina biocomposite / Madeleine M. Apostol, Jovito Leo D. Lobigan (LG 993.5 2015 M37 A66)

Desorption of arsenic (As3+), copper (Cu2+) and mercury (Hg2+) ions from iron modified montmorillonite nanoclay / Ariane Michelle D. Agulto, Jeanne Ranny B. de Guzman (LG 993.5 2016 M37 A38)

Fabrication of copper metallized titania nanoparticles via vacuum thermal evaporation / Hearty Marie B. Masa, Arnold C. Onrubia, Jasper Lance S. Santos (LG 993.5 2016 M37 M37)

Effect of the presence of iron-modified montmorillonite (Fe-MMT) on the thermal and photo-degradation of polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofiber mats /  Feliz Patricia D. Montenegro, Martha Elenor B. Samson                                (LG 993.5 2016 M37 M66)

 

Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MMM) Graduate Theses

Microbubble size control : effect of pH, frother type, and dosage / Edwin Roven T. Cañezal (LG 995 2015 E68 C36)

Electrokinetics and stability of solder powders in aqueous and non-aqueous media / Terence Lucero F. Menor (LG 995 2016 E68 M46)

Development of multi-flame retarders using rice husk-derived silica, phosphorus, and nitrogen-based compounds for polystyrene / Florencio D. De los Reyes (LG 995 2015 M37 D45)

Fabrication of expanded thermoplastic starch reinforced by randomly oriented short abaca fibers / Anniver Ryan Pablo Lapuz                                 (LG 995 2015 M37 L37)

Synthesis and characterization of carbon coated nanograined lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) as cathode material for lithium-ion batteries / Princess Stephanie P. Llanos (LG 995 2015 M37 L53)

Synthesis of copper nanowires and its application as transparent conducting electrode / Michael R. Tan (LG 995 2015 M37 T36)

 

 

 

Nov 14

Gadgets Magazine

Place of Publication 1104 Quezon City, Philippines
Date of Publication Vol. 17 No. 2 :September 2016
Publisher Great Mind Media, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 110 :January 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 111 :February 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 112 :March 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

 

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 5 :November 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society

 

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, No. 642: September 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, No. 642: October 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 13 : October 3, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 14 : October 10, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 15 : October 17, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 16-17 : October 24, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 18 : October 31, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 19 : November 7, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 20 : November 14, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Nov 9

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 12 : September 26, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 13 : October 3, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 15 : October 17, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 16-17 : October 24, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 18 : October 31, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 19 : November 7, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, no. 643 : October 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, no. 644 : November 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 5 :November 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society

Oct 13

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 7 : August 22, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 8 : August 29, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 9 : September 5, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 10-11 : September 12/19, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, no. 641 : August 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, no. 642 : September 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 3 :September 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no.4 :October 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society

Oct 5

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Design for manufacturability : how to use concurrent engineering to rapidly develop low-cost, high-quality products for lean production

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Author David M. Anderson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production shows how to use concurrent engineering teams to design products for all aspects of manufacturing with the lowest cost, the highest quality, and the quickest time to stable production. Extending the concepts of design for manufacturability to an advanced product development model, the book explains how to simultaneously make major improvements in all these product development goals, while enabling effective implementation of Lean Production and quality programs.

Illustrating how to make the most of lessons learned from previous projects, the book proposes numerous improvements to current product development practices, education, and management. It outlines effective procedures to standardize parts and materials, save time and money with off-the-shelf parts, and implement a standardization program. It also spells out how to work with the purchasing department early on to select parts and materials that maximize quality and availability while minimizing part lead-times and ensuring desired functionality.

  • Describes how to design families of products for Lean Production, build-to-order, and mass customization
  • Emphasizes the importance of quantifying all product and overhead costs and then provides easy ways to quantify total cost
  • Details dozens of design guidelines for product design, including assembly, fastening, test, repair, and maintenance
  • Presents numerous design guidelines for designing parts for manufacturability
  • Shows how to design in quality and reliability with many quality guidelines and sections on mistake-proofing (poka-yoke)
  • Describing how to design parts for optimal manufacturability and compatibility with factory processes, the book provides a big picture perspective that emphasizes designing for the lowest total cost and time to stable production. After reading this book you will understand how to reduce total costs, ramp up quickly to volume production without delays or extra cost, and be able to scale up production rapidly so as not to limit growth.

Practical program evaluation : theory-driven evaluation and the integrated evaluation perspective, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Author Huey T. Chen
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher SAGE Publications

The Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation shows readers how to systematically identify stakeholders’ needs in order to select the evaluation options best suited to meet those needs. Within his discussion of the various evaluation types, Huey T. Chen details a range of evaluation approaches suitable for use across a program’s life cycle. At the core of program evaluation is its body of concepts, theories, and methods. This revised edition provides an overview of these, and includes expanded coverage of both introductory and more cutting-edge techniques within six new chapters. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples that bring the material to life, the Second Edition provides many new tools to enrich the evaluator’s toolbox.


Advances in power quality

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Jeremy Giamatti
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The interaction between electrical power and electrical equipment is commonly known as power quality. It is an essential parameter of fitness of electricity networks. With expanding renewable energy generations and utilization of power electronics converters, it is essential to examine how these developments will have an influence on existing and future electricity networks. This book, therefore, presents readers with an update of power quality issues in all areas of the network, such as, generation, transmission, distribution and end user, and talks about some practical solutions.


Power quality : concerns and challenges

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Jeremy Giamatti
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

This book highlights the various challenges and complications related to the field of power quality. Power quality is a term used to widely cover the entire scope of interplay in electrical suppliers, the environment, the products and systems energized, and the users of those systems as well as products. Power Quality has been a significant issue ever since the conception of electricity, but only in the past two decades has it received its due attention. Researchers and scientists from across the globe have contributed valuable information in this extensive book. The aim of this updated book is to serve as a useful source of reference for readers including researchers, students and even scientists interested in acquiring knowledge regarding this field.


University ethics : how colleges can build and benefit from a culture of ethics

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Author James F. Keenan, SJ.
Place of Publication Lanham, Maryland
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Stories about ethical issues at universities make headlines every day. From sexual violence to racial conflict, from the treatment of adjuncts to cheating, students, professors, and administrators face countless ethical trials. And yet, very few resources exist to assist universities in developing an ethical culture. University Ethics addresses this challenge. Each chapter studies a facet of university life—including athletics, gender, faculty accountability, and more—highlights the ethical hotspots, explains why they occur, and proposes best practices.

Professional ethics are a key component of training for numerous other fields, such as business management, medicine, law, and journalism, but there is no prescribed course of study for the academy. Professors and administrators are not trained in standards for evaluating papers, colleagues, boundaries, or contracts. University Ethics not only examines the ethical problems that colleges face one by one but proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide that fosters the institution’s mission and community. In an environment plagued by university scandals, University Ethics is essential reading for anyone connected to higher education today.


Handbook of electric vehicles

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Joseph Kent
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

An insightful introduction to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is provided in this book. The most important factor in political decision-making is public opinion. Therefore, it is very important to raise global ecological awareness and broader public education regarding ecology. Objective of this book is to bridge the gap between the readers and new drive technologies that are intended for environment and nature protection. This book showcases modern technical achievements and technologies used in the application of EVs. Also, various trends today like mathematical models and computer design elements of future cars are presented.


Digital image processing handbook

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Dmitri Migunov
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Arcler Press LLC

Digital image processing is the use of computer algorithms to perform image processing on digital images.  As a subcategory or field of digital signal processing, digital image processing has many advantages over analog image processing.  It allows a much wider range of algorithms to be applied to the input data and can avoid problems such as the build-up of noise and signal distortion during processing.  Since images are defined over two dimensions digital image processing may be modeled in the form of multidimensional systems.  First chapter deals with Higuchi dimension of digital image processing.  Second chapter focuses on homomorphic encryption for digital image processing.  Third chapter considers the digital hologram coding.  Fourth chapter studies on a filter bank structure with rational scaling factors and its applications.  Fifth chapter discusses the optimize image processing for 3d-polirized light imaging.  Sixth chapter addresses the building partial discharge digital image processing probes. seventh chapter gives the details on Fusion of Interferometric SAR and photogrammetric elevation data for digital image processing.  In eight chapter, we describe the operational design of a multi-layer digital image an IP/MPLS over DWDM application case.  Last chapter proposes a real-time video encoding scheme based on the Contourlet transform for digital image processing.


Advanced concepts in image segmentation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Niceto Salazar
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

Image segmentation and its advanced concepts are highlighted in this book. The area of digital image segmentation is constantly developing. Currently, the developed segmentation techniques like Template Matching, Spatial and Temporal ARMA Processes, Mean Shift Iterative Algorithm, Constrained Compound Markov Random Field (CCMRF) model and Statistical Pattern Recognition (SPR) methods form the crux of the modernization effort that has resulted into the current book. This book is a demonstration of the important advancements that have been made in the area of image segmentation in the last few years, highlighting frontier works in image.


Concepts and applications of image processing techniques

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Niceto Salazar
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The concepts as well as applications of various image processing techniques are elucidated in this comprehensive book. The book offers image processing principles and practical software implementation on a wider area of its usage. It combines the contributions from leading researchers on Applied Digital Image Acquisition and Processing. A crucial characteristic of the book is its focus on software tools and scientific computing in order to enhance results and reach at solutions of different problems.


Navigating the digital age : the definitive cybersecurity guide for directors and officers

Donated by: Prof. Paolo Paje

Place of Publication Chicago, IL
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Caxton Business & Legal, Inc.

Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers (the Guide) contains summary information about legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity governance and is current as of the date of its initial publication(October 2015).  Although the Guide may be revised and updated at some time in the future, the publishers and authors do not have a duty to update the information contained in the Guide, and will not be liable for any failure to update such information.  The publishers and authors make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of any information contained in the Guide.

This guide is written as a general guide only.  It should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional advice.  Professional advice should always be sought before taing any action based on the information provided.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this guide is correct at the time of publication.  The views expressed in this guide are those of the authors.  The publishers and authors do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions contained herein.  It is your responsibility to verify any information contained in the Guide before relying upon it.


Introduction to physical electronics

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author Karl E. Lonngren
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c1988
Publisher Allyn and Bacon

The investigation of the electrical properties of materials that can be used as elements in modern circuits is an important subject for study in the final decades of the twentieth century and beyond.  In addition to having a certain degree of intrinsic interest to a small parochial community of scholars, these materials also form the basis for the worldwide growth industry of modern society.  The words “high tech” appear in print in several contexts but usually within the spirit of describing the industry of the future.  As one might expect, the path that leads from the scientific laboratory to the commercial marketplace can have many detours that may be imposed by certain laws of nature.  These cannot be violated, even with the best of intentions of a well-meaning entrepreneur.  It is to this end that we have formulated a textbook that summarizes these basic laws, which were developed prior to and during the  depths of the worldwide economic depression, and then elucidates their application to the modern-day development of the myriad electronic elements that have been sent into the heavens aboard rockets, have been weaseled under the earth in mechanical moles, and have recently been inserted into the human body to prolong life.

The philosophy of this text is to develop all the necessary physical concepts from the basic laws of nature so that the reader can obtain physical insight into the operation of a particular device.  The development requires an understanding of the elements of mechanics, thermodynamics, and electrostatics, such as one would obtain in the first year of an undergraduate physics course, and a mathematical maturity that would normally be found at the level.

This text is written for juniors or seniors in Electrical and Computer Engineering who wish to gain a knowledge of how the devices that have revolutionized modern electronics actually work.  This course would typically follow an introductory electronic circuits course, where the students is just exposed to “black boxes”.  This text would also be useful for the same level student in physics who desires to gain an understanding of where the physical principles that are being acquired can be applied.  Rather than present a collection of numbers that are either out of date or are quickly forgotten, the text tries to develop just the principles and leaves the numbers for the homework problems, and more appropriately, for the reader’s later professional life.


Street lighting manual, Third edition

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1988
Publisher Edison Electric Institute

Quoted from the book’s introduction: “The EEI Street Lighting Manual aims to provide basic information to persons interested in or responsible for roadway lighting design, sales, installation and maintenance. Each chapter is complete, making it possible to select particular chapters as the basis for isolated lectures or study, or for a series of lectures constituting a brief course of instruction aimed at a particular audience or group interest. The sequence of chapters generally follows a pattern similar to that of contemporary lighting courses, progressing from elementary principles through lighting design and calculation, to practical materials and methods of installation. The scope of the Manual is sufficiently broad to include historical background material as well as the commercial aspects and problems relating to the marketing of better street lighting. … Conceived primarily as a training aid addressed to utility sales, engineering, and operating personnel, the Manual has found wide acceptance as a general reference on street lighting theory and practice. It should be useful to public officials at all levels of government who are concerned directly or indirectly with public safety on our streets and highways. It should be helpful as well to consulting engineers, architects, and civic planners involved in roadway design and construction in both urban and suburban areas. Its use by students of architecture and engineering is obvious.”


Sep 23

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 117 :July 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

Mac | Life

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication No. 118 :August 2016
Publisher Future US, Inc.

Make

Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 52, :June/September 2016
Publisher Maker Media, Inc.

MSDN Magazine

Place of Publication Chatsworth, CA
Date of Publication Vol. 31, no. 6 :July 2016
Publisher Microsoft

 National Geographic
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 3 :September 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 109, No. 641: August 2016
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 7 : August 22, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 8 : August 29, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 9 : September 5, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 10-11 : September 12/19, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 188, No. 12 : September 26, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.

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