Oct 12

CIRCULATION BOOKS


A Six Sigma approach to sustainability : continual improvement for social responsibility

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Author Holly A. Duckworth
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company launched in 578 AD that managed to thrive as a family-owned business for nearly 1500 years.

With the 2010 publication of an international standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), and increased attention to sustainability and sustainability reporting, many organizations today are heeding the call to operate with this standard in mind. However, once the guidelines are understood and the gaps measured, these same organizations often struggle during implementation.

Leveraging many decades of combined experience in Quality Management and Product Development, the authors of this seminal book provide a proven solution to help you turn information into action. Defining exactly what social responsibility means, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability introduces SOFAIR, a six-step methodology for achieving sustainability through social responsibility performance improvement. This rigorous methodology uses Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods, as a basis for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s social responsibility performance improvement effort.

The book explains and demonstrates the meaning of CISR® – continual improvement for social responsibility – and illustrates the six-step SOFAIR methodology with many examples. The authors explain how your existing organizational continual improvement efforts can be adapted to also focus on sustainability. Four case studies are provided that demonstrate the application of the methodology in manufacturing, healthcare, business processes, and everyday personal life. Finally, the authors provide 10 things you can do today as social responsibility action.

Kongo Gumi represents the author’s goal of sustainability, and prompts the question, “What will your organization look like, not in 5-10 years, but in fifteen centuries?” This book provides a way for you to take action to create a more sustainable environment where your customers, suppliers, employees, and communities are available for your organization for decades, and even centuries, to come.


Reliability of safety-critical systems : theory and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 198, 298)

Author Marvin Rausand
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents the theory and methodology for reliability assessments of safety-critical functions through examples from a wide range of applications

Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.

Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements key safety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safety integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, beginning with specification and design and advancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. The key categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, including strategies for the allocation of reliability performance requirements; assessment methods in relation to design; and reliability quantification in relation to operation and maintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex modern technology developments are featured, as well as:

  • Real-world examples from large industry facilities with major accident potential and products owned by the general public such as cars and tools
  • Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysis and solution of common issues when assessing all facets of safety-critical systems
  • Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can be applied to the analysis of any safety-critical system
  • A brief appendix of probability theory for reference

With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introduced into systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals, consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry out practical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-critical systems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications is also a useful textbook for courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliability engineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consulting companies offering short courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.


Design thinking : new product development essentials from the PDMA

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Editor Michael G. Luchs
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Develop a more systematic, human-centered, results-oriented thought process

Design Thinking is the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to better problem solving and decision-making in product development and beyond. The second in the New Product Development Essentials series, this book shows you how to bridge the gap between the strategic importance of design and the tactical approach of design thinking. You’ll learn how to approach new product development from a fresh perspective, with a focus on systematic, targeted thinking that results in a repeatable, human-centered problem-solving process. Integrating high-level discussion with practical, actionable strategy, this book helps you re-tool your thought processes in a way that translates well beyond product development, giving you a new way to approach business strategy and more.

Design is a process of systematic creativity that yields the most appropriate solution to a properly identified problem. Design thinking disrupts stalemates and brings logic to the forefront of the conversation. This book shows you how to adopt these techniques and train your brain to see the answer to any question, at any level, in any stage of the development process.

  • Become a better problem-solver in every aspect of business
  • Connect strategy with practice in the context of product development
  • Systematically map out your new product, service, or business
  • Experiment with new thought processes and decision making strategies

You can’t rely on old ways of thinking to produce the newest, most cutting-edge solutions. Product development is the bedrock of business —whether your “product” is a tangible object, a service, or the business itself — and your approach must be consistently and reliably productive. Design Thinking helps you internalize this essential process so you can bring value to innovation and merge strategy with reality.


Product design for engineers, International edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Devdas Shetty
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Develop key skills you’ll need for your career in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive engineering with PRODUCT DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS. This empowering text explores techniques for managing innovation, entrepreneurship, and design and introduces you to the creative problem-solving method for product success. Case studies in every chapter explore issues of design for assembly, disassembly, reliability, maintainability, and sustainability. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, step-by-step coverage, and helpful illustrations and charts give you everything you need to design cost-effective, innovative products.


Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223)

Author Ben Backwell
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind power. The book also examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe.

The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry attracting substantial investment in recent years. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while wind is successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US.

The specialist wind turbine companies that pioneered the business have gone global over the last decade, while big industrial conglomerates have entered the fray. European companies are struggling to maintain their technological and market lead in the sector, in a three cornered battle with China and the US.

Meanwhile, the industry is fighting to drive down costs in the face of a fossil fuel generation industry bolstered by the onset of cheap shale gas. And wind companies continue to wrestle with a stop-go cycle of investment across the world, with some traditional markets stuttering under the impact of the financial crisis and fiscal austerity, while new power hungry markets in Asia and South America emerge.

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy.


The politics of green transformations

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

Editor Ian Scoones
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability

Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.


Our energy future : resources, alternatives, and the environment, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa ( EgyE 201)

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents an overview on the different aspects of the energy value chain and discusses the issues that future energy is facing

This book covers energy and the energy policy choices which face society. The book presents easy-to-grasp information and analysis, and includes statistical data for energy production, consumption and simple formulas. Among the aspects considered are: science, technology, economics and the impact on health and the environment. In this new edition two new chapters have been added: The first new chapter deals with unconventional fossil fuels, a resource which has become very important from the economical point of view, especially in the United States. The second new chapter presents the applications of nanotechnology in the energy domain.

  • Provides a global vision of available and potential energy sources
  • Discusses advantages and drawbacks to help prepare current and future generations to use energy differently
  • Includes new chapters covering unconventional fossil fuels and nanotechnology as new energy

Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment, Second Edition, is written for professionals, students, teachers, decision-makers and politicians involved in the energy domain and interested in environmental issues.


Wind energy engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 223)

Author Pramod Jainr
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource

This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

  • The worldwide business of wind energy
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Turbine blade element models and power curves
  • Wind measurement and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator fundamentals
  • Grid integration of wind energy
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
  • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

Particle adhesion and removal

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Editor K.L. Mittal
Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing LLC

The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments.

Among the topics to be covered include:

  •  Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions.
  •  Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles.
  •  Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates.
  •  Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion.
  •  Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal.
  •  Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

Fuel cells : principles, design, and analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Author Shripad Revankar
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell systems. It builds on three main themes: basic principles, analysis, and design.

The section on basic principles contains background information on fuel cells, including fundamental principles such as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of fuel cell reactions as well as mass and heat transfer in fuel cells. The section on design explores important characteristics associated with various fuel cell components, electrodes, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes, while the section on analysis examines phenomena characterization and modeling both at the component and system levels.

  • Includes objectives and a summary in each chapter
  • Presents examples and problems demonstrating theory/principle applications
  • Provides case studies on fuel cell analysis
  • Contains mathematical methods including numerical methods and MATLAB® Simulink® techniques
  • Offers references and material for further reading

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis presents the basic principles, examples, and models essential in the design and optimization of fuel cell systems. Based on more than ten years of the authors’ teaching experience, this text is an ideal resource for junior- to senior-level undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing advanced fuel cell research and study.


Architectural drafting and design, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author Alan Jefferis
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans–all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.


Technical drawing for engineering communication, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION, 7E offers a fresh, modern approach to technical drawing that combines the most current industry standards with up-to-date technologies and software, resulting in a valuable, highly relevant resource you won’t want to be without. The book builds on features that made its previous editions so successful: comprehensive coverage of the “total technical drawing experience” that explores both the basic and advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology and reviews both computer modeling and more traditional methods of technical drawing. Enhancements for the seventh edition include updates based on industry trends and regulations, an all-new chapter on employability skills, and additional content on SolidWorks 3D modeling software for drafting technicians. The end result is a tool that will give you the real-world skills needed for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design.


Engineering science, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Routledge

Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements

  • New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
  • Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering

Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.

A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.


Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165)

Author Joseph M. Powers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.


Fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 122)

Author Manish Kumar Goyal
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher PHI Learning Private Limited

This comprehensive textbook covers the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It is organised into sixteen chapters. The first twelve chapters focus on the conceptual aspects of fluids mechanics; the remaining four chapters examine the details of hydraulic machines. The book is supplemented with a solutions manual for instructors containing detailed solutions of all chapter-end unsolved problems.

Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering, this book will also be of use to postgraduate students of hydraulics engineering, water resources engineering, and fluids engineering.

The book describes all concepts in easy-to-grasp language with diagrammatic representation and practical examples. A selection of worked-out examples are included, helping to illustrate the range of applications of fluid mechanics. Every chapter includes a summary that presents the main idea and relevant details of the topics discussed. Most chapters incorporate objective type questions, along with answers and in-depth explanations. A set of theoretical questions and numerous unsolved numerical problems are provided at chapter-end. Each chapter includes suggested reading.


The spatial dimension of risk : how geography shapes the emergence of riskscapes

Editor Detlef Müller-Mahn
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Routledge

Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri Lanka to avalanche hazards in Austria. In each of these cases, the authors examine the importance and role of space in the causes and differentiation of risk, in how we can conceptualize risk from a spatial perspective and in the relevance of space and locality for risk governance. This new approach – endorsed by Ragnar Löfstedt and Ortwin Renn, two of the world’s leading and most prolific risk analysts – is essential reading for those charged with studying, anticipating and managing risks.


The visual organization : data visualization, big data, and the quest for better decisions

Author Phil Simon
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data.

Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.

In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.

Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.


 

Oct 10

RESERVE BOOKS


Surveying with construction applications, Eighth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

Author Barry F. Kavanagh
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

  • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more — including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
  • ELinks principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
  • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

Operations management : processes and supply chains, Eleventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Lee J. Krajewski
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

A managerial approach to operations management

Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues and uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The text has ample opportunities for students to experience the role of a manager with challenging problems, cases, simulations, experiential exercises, and tightly integrated online resources.


Modern control systems, Thirteenth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

Author Richard C. Dorf
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis

The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.


Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics, Fourteenth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

Author Charles D. Ghilani
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

 Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

  • Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
  • Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
  • Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

Operations management : sustainability and supply chain management, Eleventh global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Jay Heizer
Place of Publication Harlow, Essex
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education

A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems.

Operations Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of problems on the market. The problems found in this text also contain ample support—found in the book’s solved-problems, worked examples, and myomlab, Pearson’s new online homework and tutorial system—to help students complete and understand assignments even when they’re not in class.


Engineering mechanics : dynamics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


Engineering mechanics : statics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


Probability & statistics for engineers & scientists, Ninth edition, MyStatLab update

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author Ronald E. Walpole
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding.

This latest edition is also available in as an enhanced Pearson eText. This exciting new version features an embedded version of StatCrunch, allowing students to analyze data sets while reading the book.

Also available with MyStatLab

MyStatLab™ is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.


Mechanics of materials, Tenth edition

Recommending faculty: Job Immanuel Encarnacion & Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles. Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program — all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers — help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.


Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, Eleventh edition in SI units

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

Author Ferdinand P. Beer
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.
In this edition:• Thoroughly refreshed problem set • Concept questions are multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and to use these principles to help develop their intuition.


Machine component design, Fifth edition, International student version

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155)

Author Robert C. Juvinall
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The latest edition of Juvinall/Marshek’s Fundamentals of Machine Component Design focuses on sound problem solving strategies and skills needed to navigate through large amounts of information. Revisions in the text include coverage of Fatigue in addition to a continued concentration on the fundamentals of component design. Several other new features include new learning objectives added at the beginning of all chapters; updated end-of-chapter problems, the elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; updated applications for currency and relevance and new ones where appropriate; new system analysis problems and examples; improved sections dealing with Fatigue; expanded coverage of failure theory; and updated references.


 

Oct 4

The University of the Philippines College of Engineering Libraries acknowledge individuals who contribute to the development of its collection, services, and facilities through gifts and donations. The amount of gratitude that the Library has for these individuals, especially the alumni who were able to remember their College Library after graduating, is incomparable. Mr. Cesar E. A. Virata and Ms. Jennly Lim are among those individuals who have recognized the Library as a repository of materials which could be of further use by the students and researchers of the Library.

The Library acknowledges their generosity to donate books which could be used by several departments of the College of Engineering. Their initiative shows how much they values and appreciate the role of libraries in providing resources which would be used by the engineers of today and tomorrow. The College of Engineering Libraries highly commend their donations, as these resources serve as support to the education and research growth of the College.

Mr. Virata has donated a total of 7 books to the Library while Ms. Lim’s donations total 173 titles.

The following books are donated by Mr. Virata:

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Author

Title

1

Leffler, William L.

Deepwater petroleum exploration and production

2

Otto, James, et. al

Mining royalties: a global studies of their impact on investors, government, and civil society

3

Johnston, Daniel

International exploration economics, risk, and contract analysis

4

Oxford Business Group

The report

5

Chua, Alvin Y., ed.

Chronicles of refrigeration and air-condition in tropical Philippines: the cold facts

6

Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers

2012 Philippine Mechanical Engineering Code

7

Navigating transport NAMAs

The following books are donated by Ms. Lim:

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AUTHORS

TITLE

DATE

1

Rosemary Clooney

16 Most requested songs

1989

2

Gast, Matthew S.

802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

2002

3

A groovy kind of sax

4

Stevens, W. Richard

Advanced programming in the UNIX environment

1992

5

Richter, Jeffrey

Advanced windows

1997

6

Poundstone, William

Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy

2012

7

Marlene Dietrich

Art the cosmopolitan

1993

8

Brahms Johann

Ax, stoltzman, Ma

1995

9

Gidon Kremer, et. al

Beethoven : violin concerto romances

1993

10

Bernstein wonderful town

1999

11

Bozarth, Jane

Better than bullet points : creating engaging e-learning with PowerPoint

2007

12

Murakami, Haruki

Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories

2006

13

Gladwell, Malcom

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking

2005

14

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 2014

15

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 2013

16

Kim, W. Chan

Blue ocean strategy : how to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant

2005

17

Brahms; : Paino concerto No. 1 piano sonata OP.5 , ballades, scherzo OP.4, priano pieces OP.76, 79 Wilhelm Kempff, piano : double

1958

18

Rudolf Serkin

Brahms; : Paino concerto no.1 , Shaunn : Introduction and allegro, Mendelssobn : Cappricio brialliant

1992

19

Carols from canterburry : the choir of canterbury cathedral

1995

20

Carry Grant in Frank Capra’s Arsenic & Old Lace

1944

21

Vienna Chamber Orchestra Gyorgy Fischer

Cecilia Bartoli : Mozart Portaits

1994

22

Jon Lee Anderson

Che Guevara : a revolutionary life

1997

23

Turner Home Entertainment

Citizen Kane

1941

24

Gene Kelly, Donald O’connor, Debbie Reynolds

Classic Musicals Collection : Singin in the rain

2001

25

Communications of the ACM

May 2017

26

Communications of the ACM

Sept. 2016

27

Communications of the ACM

January 2017

28

Communications of the ACM

October 2015

29

Communications of the ACM

April 2017

30

Communications of the ACM

May 2014

31

Communications of the ACM

February 2013

32

Communications of the ACM

February 2015

33

Communications of the ACM

November 2016

34

Communications of the ACM

December 2016

35

Communications of the ACM

May 2015

36

Communications of the ACM

April 2014

37

LaBerta, Catherine

Computers are your future

2011

38

Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software

1995

39

Dave Chaffey

E-business and e-commerce management

2002

40

Electronic commerce 2012 : a managerial and social networks perspective

2012

41

Hayd, Joseph

Emanuel Ax haydn piano

1994

42

Strauss, Judy

E-marketing

2006

43

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Essentials of business information systems

2007

44

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Essentials of management information systems

2009

45

Bradley, James

Flyboys : a true story of courage

2003

46

Chin, Annping

Four sisters of Hofei : a history

2002

47

Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein

1985

48

Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank & Yo-Yo Ma

Frederic Chopin I1810-1849)

1994

49

Lee Kuan Yew

From third world to first : the Singapore story: 1965-2000

2000

50

Henry & June

1990

51

Keifer, Steve

Herding geese : the story of the information supply chain

2011

52

Hong Kong directory

1994

53

Hootie & the blowfish

1994

54

Kash, Rick

How companies win : profiting from demand-driven business models no matter what business you’re in

2010

55

IEEE Spectrum

May 2014

56

IEEE Spectrum

December 2015

57

IEEE Spectrum

May 2013

58

IEEE Spectrum

August 2014

59

IEEE Spectrum

January 2016

60

IEEE Spectrum

October 2014

61

IEEE Spectrum

October 2015

62

IEEE Spectrum

January 2016

63

IEEE Spectrum

February 2016

64

IEEE Spectrum

February 2013

65

IEEE Spectrum

November 2015

66

IEEE Spectrum

January 2013

67

IEEE Spectrum

April 2014

68

IEEE Spectrum

August 2014

69

IEEE Spectrum

March 2016

70

IEEE Spectrum

March 2015

71

IEEE Spectrum

July 2014

72

IEEE Spectrum

November 2014

73

IEEE Spectrum

November 2014

74

IEEE Spectrum

April 2015

75

IEEE Spectrum

March 2010

76

McCall Smith, Alexander

In the company of cheerful ladies

2005

77

Jessup, Leonard M.

Information systems today

2006

78

Valacich, Joe

Information systems today : managing in the digital world

2010

79

Gary Inkpen

Information technology for travel and tourism

1994, 1998

80

Johnson, Kevin

Internet email protocols : a developer’s guide

2000

81

Dave Chaffey, et. al.

Internet marketing : strategy, implementation and practice

2009

82

Thomas H. Cormen, et. al.

Introduction to algorithms

1990

83

Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman  english chamber orchestra Daniel Bareboim

J.S. Bach : violin concertos in A minor E,G Minor double concerto D Minor

1986

84

Flanagan, David

Java examples in a nutshell : a tutorial companion to Java in a nutshell

1997

85

Meyer, Jon

Java virtual machine

1997

86

Larman, Craig

JavaTM 2 performance and idiom guide

2000

87

Jon Secada

1992

88

Judy Garland : The Harvey Girls

89

Kronos quartet : pieces of Africa

1992

90

Schwartz, Randal L.

Learning Perl

1993

91

Luciano Pavarotti : tenor masterpieces

1992

92

Luciano Pavarotti : tenor masterpieces

1992

93

Luck of Bonnie Raitt the Draw

1991

94

Mabler : symphony no.8

1981

95

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Management information systems : managing the digital firm

2010

96

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Management information systems : managing the digital firm

2007

97

Haag, Stephen

Management information systems for the information age

2010

98

Schwartz, Alan

Managing mailing lists

1998

99

Riccardo, Chailly, Kirill Kondrashin

Martha Argerich , Rachmaninoff 3, Tchaikovsky 1

1995

100

Janus Starker

Mercury living presence

1990

101

Lewis, Bil

Multithreaded programming with Java technology

2000

102

Child, Julia

My life in France

2006

103

National Georgraphic

June 2014

104

National Georgraphic

October 2014

105

National Georgraphic

January 2014

106

National Georgraphic

March 2014

107

National Georgraphic

August 2014

108

National Georgraphic

April 2014

109

Schneider, Gary P.

New perspectives on the internet

2010

110

Elizabeth C. Gaskell

North and Sout

1994

111

Simon, Bennett, et. al.

Object-oriented ssytems analysis and design : using UML

1999

112

Official rules of card games

1968

113

Abraham Silberschatz, et. al.

Operating system concepts

1994

114

Gabaldon, Diana

Outlander : a novel

2014

115

Popular Science

December 2015

116

Zammetti, Frank W.

Practical Ajax projects with JavaTM technology

2006

117

Udell, Jon

Practical internet groupware

1999

118

Taylor, William C.

Practically radical : not-so-crazy ways to transform your company, shake up your industry, and challenge yourself

2011

119

Sklar, Joel

Principles of web design

2012

120

Subrahmanyam Allamaraju

Professional Java Server Programming J2EE edition

2000

121

Karl Avedal, et. al.

Professional JSP : using javaserver pages, servlets, EJB, JNDI, JDBC, SML, XSLT, and WML to create dynamic and customizable web content

2000

122

Luis Argerich, et. al.

Professional PHP4

2002

123

Eccher, Clint

Professional web design techniques and templates (CSS and Xhtml)

2008

124

Kalaw-Tirol, Lorna

Public faces, private lives

2000

125

Roger Norrington

Schubert: the London classical players

1990

126

Seal

1994

127

Selections from household hints & handy tips

1994

128

Bozarth, Jane

Social media for trainers : techniques for enhancing and extending learning

2010

129

Something gotta give

2003

130

Spotlight on piano; Liszt:concerto no. 1(5:48), Choppin : concerto no. 2(8:34), Bethoven : concerto no.4 (15:16)

1990

131

Yoffie, David B.

Strategy rules : five timeless lessons mfrom Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

2015

132

Satzinger, John W.

Systems analysis and design in a changing world

2009

133

Claudio Arrau, Salvatore Accardo, Sir Colin David

Tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1

134

Stevens, W. Richard

TCP/IP illustrated

1994

135

W. Richard Stevens

TCP/IP illustrated,  volume 1 : the protocols

1994

136

Stroustrup, Bjarne

The C++ programming language

1991

137

James Galway

The classical

1993

138

Santos, Bienvenido N.

The Day the dancers came : selected prose works

1991

139

Boccaccio, Giovanni

The Decameron

1977

140

Goerge Steven

The Diary of Anne Frank

2003

141

Mikka Poikselka

The IMS : IP multimedia concepts and services

2006

142

Thomas, Lorrie

The McGraw-Hill 36-hour course : online marketing

2011

143

by The Taliesin Orchestra

The music of enya

2002

144

The romantic : a windham hill sampler

1995

145

Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore story : memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

1998

146

The Rodgers & hammerstein

The sound of music

1999

147

Cecile B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments

2002

148

Van Cliburn

The World’s favorite piano music

1992

149

Hayzlett, Jeffrey W.

Think big, act bigger : the rewards of being relentless

2015

150

Time

April 2014

151

Time

April 2014

152

Time

June 2014

153

Time

June 2014

154

Time

Sept. 2013

155

Time

January 2013

156

Time : 100 new scientific discoveries facinating, unbelivable and mind-expanding stroies

157

Oxer, Jonathan

Ubuntu hacks

2006

158

Carlisle Adams

Understanding public-key infrastructure : concepts, standards, and deployment considerations

1999

159

Preston, W. Curtis

Unix backup and recovery

1999

160

W. Richard Stevens

Unix network programming : networking APIs: sockets and STI

1998

161

O’Connor, Peter

Using computers in hospitality

2004

162

Eckstein, Robert

Using Samba

2000

163

Van Cliburn in Moscow

1991

164

Falke-Morris, Terry

Web development and design foundations with XHTML

2011

165

Garfinkel, Simson

Web security & commerce

1997

166

Yeager, Nancy J.

Web server technology : the advanced guide for world wide web information providers

1996

167

Webster’s ninth new collegiate dictionary

1991

168

Webster’s ninth new collegiate dictionary

1991

169

Murakami, Haruki

What I talk about when I talk about running

2008

170

Him, Chanrithy

When broken glass floats : growing up under the Khmer Rouge

2000

171

Vladimirov, Andrew A.

Wi-Foo

2004

172

Flickenger, Rob

Wireless hacks

2006

173

Taylor Swift

World Tour Live : speak now

2011

 

Jul 6

RESERVE BOOK


Complete casting handbook : metal casting processes, metallurgy, techniques and design, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan, Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MetE 11, 143, 147, 148, 150)

Author John Campbell
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann

Campbell’s Complete Casting Handbook: Metal Casting Processes, Techniques and Design, Second Edition provides an update to the first single-volume guide to cover modern principles and processes in such breadth and depth, while also retaining a clear, practical focus.

The work has a unique viewpoint, interpreting the behavior of castings, and metals as a whole, in terms of their biofilm content, the largely invisible casting defects which control much of the structure and behavior of metals.

This new edition includes new findings, many from John Campbell’s own research, on crack initiation, contact pouring, vortex gates, and the Cosworth Process.

Delivers the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisions
Ideal reference for those interested in solidification, vortex gates, nucleation, biofilm, remelting, and molding
Follows a logical, two-part structure that covers both casting metallurgy and casting manufacture
Contains established, must-have information, such as Campbell’s ‘10 Rules’ for successful casting manufacture
Includes numerous updates and revisions based on recent breakthroughs in the industry.


Fundamentals of materials science and engineering : an integrated approach, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan (MatE 10, 11,
100, 111, 143, 146)

Authors William D. Callister, Jr., David G. Rethwisch
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

In this fifth edition we have retained the objectives and approaches for teaching materials science and engineering that were presented in previous editions. These objectives are as follows:
- Present the basic fundamentals on a level appropriate for university/college students who have completed their freshmen calculus, chemistry, and physics courses.
- Present the subject matter in a logical order, from the simple to the more complex. Each chapter builds on the content of previous ones.
- If a topic or concept is worth treating, then it is worth treating in sufficient detail and to the extent that students have the opportunity to fully understand it without having to consult other sources; in addition, in most cases, some practical relevance is provided.
- Inclusion of features in the book that expedite the learning process, to include the following: photographs/illustrations (some in full color); learning objectives; “Why Study…” and “Materials of Importance” items (to provide relevance); “Concept Check” questions (to test conceptual understanding); end-of-chapter questions and problems (to develop understanding of concepts and problem-solving skills); end-of-book Answers to Selected Problems (to check accuracy of work); end-of-chapter summary tables containing key equations and equation symbols, and a glossary (for easy reference).
- Employment of new instructional technologies to enhance the teaching and learning processes.


Metals and energy finance : advanced textbook on the evaluation of mineral and energy projects

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan, Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato

Author Dennis L. Buchanan
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Imperial College Press

Given the design component it involves, financial engineering should be considered equal to conventional engineering. By adopting this complementary approach, financial models can be used to identify how and why timing is critical in optimizing return on investment and to demonstrate how financial engineering can enhance returns to investors. Metals and Energy Finance capitalizes on this approach, and identifies and examines the investment opportunities offered across the extractive industry’s cycle, from exploration through evaluation, pre-production development, development and production. The textbook also addresses the similarities of a range of natural resource projects, whether minerals or petroleum, while at the same time identifying their key differences. This innovative textbook is clear and concise in its approach, and is illustrated throughout with case studies and exercises used at professional training sessions. As the sum of 45 years’ international experience in industry and teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal, Metals and Energy Finance will be invaluable to both professionals and graduate students working in the field of mineral and petroleum business management.


Introduction to wireless and mobile systems, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Dharma Prakash Agrawal, Qing-An Zeng
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Learn how wireless systems work, how mobility is supported, what the underlying infrastructure is and what interactions are needed among different functional components with INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS AND MOBILE SYSTEMS, 4e. Focusing on qualitative descriptions and the realistic explanations of relationships between wireless systems and performance parameters, this user-friendly book helps you learn this exciting technology through relevant examples, such as understanding how a cell phone starts working as soon as they get out of an airplane.


Traffic engineering handbook , 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Editors Anurag Pande, Brian Wolshon
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Get a complete look into modern traffic engineering solutions
Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition is a newly revised text that builds upon the reputation as the go-to source of essential traffic engineering solutions that this book has maintained for the past 70 years. The updated content reflects changes in key industry standards, and shines a spotlight on the needs of all users, the design of context-sensitive roadways, and the development of more sustainable transportation solutions. Additionally, this resource features a new organizational structure that promotes a more functionally-driven, multimodal approach to planning, designing, and implementing transportation solutions.

A branch of civil engineering, traffic engineering concerns the safe and efficient movement of people and goods along roadways. Traffic flow, road geometry, sidewalks, crosswalks, cycle facilities, shared lane markings, traffic signs, traffic lights, and more—all of these elements must be considered when designing public and private sector transportation solutions.

Explore the fundamental concepts of traffic engineering as they relate to operation, design, and management
Access updated content that reflects changes in key industry-leading resources, such as the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), AASSHTO Policy on Geometric Design, Highway Safety Manual (HSM), and Americans with Disabilities Act
Understand the current state of the traffic engineering field
Leverage revised information that homes in on the key topics most relevant to traffic engineering in today’s world, such as context-sensitive roadways and sustainable transportation solutions
Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition is an essential text for public and private sector transportation practitioners, transportation decision makers, public officials, and even upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who are studying transportation engineering.


Structural design of buildings

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Paul Smith
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Covering common problems, likely failures and their remedies, this is an essential on-site guide to the behaviour of a building’s structure. Presented in a clear structure and user-friendly style, the book goes through all the structural aspects of a building and assesses the importance of the different components. It explains the structural behaviour of buildings, giving some of the basics of structures together with plenty of real-life examples and guidance.


The lean startup : how today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Eric Ries
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Crown Business

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.

Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs – in companies of all sizes – a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.


An introduction to support vector machines : and other kernel-based learning methods

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Nello Cristianini and John Shawe-Taylor
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This is the first comprehensive introduction to Support Vector Machines (SVMs), a new generation learning system based on recent advances in statistical learning theory. Students will find the book both stimulating and accessible, while practitioners will be guided smoothly through the material required for a good grasp of the theory and its applications. The concepts are introduced gradually in accessible and self-contained stages, while the presentation is rigorous and thorough. Pointers to relevant literature and web sites containing software make it an ideal starting point for further study.


Detection, estimation, and modulation theory

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Harry L. Van Trees
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


- Highly readable paperback reprint of one of the great time-tested classics in the field of signal processing
- Together with the reprint of Part III and the new Part IV, this will be the most complete treatment of the subject available
- As imperative today as it was when it originally published
- Has important applications in radar, sonar, communications, seismology, biomedical engineering, and astronomy
- Includes section summaries, examples, and a large number of problems.


The C programming language, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c1988
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C’s rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures. The 2/E has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. For years, C programmers have let K&R guide them to building well-structured and efficient programs. Now this same help is available to those working with ANSI compilers. Includes detailed coverage of the C language plus the official C language reference manual for at-a-glance help with syntax notation, declarations, ANSI changes, scope rules, and the list goes on and on.


CIRCULATION BOOK


Database : principles, programming, performance

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Patrick O’Neil
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Date of Publication c1994
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

The most comprehensive introduction to database programming and performance available. A complete and practical introduction to database management systems for anyone who is, or wishes to become, a database administrator, application programmer, or sophisticated SQL user.


An introduction to Bayesian networks

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Finn V. Jensen
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1996
Publisher UCL Press/Springer

n recent years Bayesian networks have attracted much attention in research institutions and industry. This book addresses persons who are interested in exploiting the Bayesian network approach for the construction of decision support systems or expert systems. The theoretical exposition of the book is self-contained and does not require any special mathematical prerequisites. The book includes a PC-diskette with a restricted version of HUGIN. The diskette includes a tool for building Bayesian networks, a library of examples, and a library of proposed solutions to some of the exercises.


The principles of quantum mechanics, 4th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author P. A. M. Dirac
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 1958
Publisher Clarendon Press

The first edition of this work appeared in 1930, and its originality won it immediate recognition as a classic of modern physical theory. The fourth edition has been bought out to meet a continued demand. Some improvements have been made, the main one being the complete rewriting of the chapter on quantum electrodymanics, to bring in electron-pair creation. This makes it suitable as an introduction to recent works on quantum field theories.


Life on the screen : identity in the age of the Internet

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Sherry Turkle
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [1995]
Publisher Simon & Schuster

Life on the Screenis a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity– as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people’s experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.


Revolution in higher education : how a small band of innovators will make college accessible and affordable

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Richard DeMillo
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher MIT Press

Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly, and, except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions, unresponsive to twenty-first-century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn — all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a roadmap for transforming higher education. Building on his earlier book, Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that the current system of higher education is clearly unsustainable. Colleges and universities are in financial crisis. Tuition rises inexorably. Graduates of reputable schools often fail to learn basic skills, and many cannot find suitable jobs. Meanwhile, student-loan default rates have soared while the elite Ivy and near-Ivy schools seem remote and irrelevant.

Where are the revolutionaries who can save higher education? DeMillo’s heroes are a small band of innovators who are bringing the revolution in technology to colleges and universities. DeMillo chronicles, among other things, the invention of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by professors at Stanford and MIT; Salman Khan’s Khan Academy; the use of technology by struggling historically black colleges and universities to make learning more accessible; and the latest research on learning and the brain. He describes the revolution’s goals and the entrenched hierarchical system it aims to overthrow; and he reframes the nature of the contract between society and its universities. The new institutions of a transformed higher education promise to demonstrate not only that education has value but also that it has values — virtues for the common good.


The future of wireless networks : architectures, protocols, and services

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona (ECE 153)

Editors Mohesen Guizani, Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Chonggang Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

The exponential increase in mobile device users and high-bandwidth applications has pushed the current 3G and 4G wireless networks to their capacity. Moreover, it is predicted that mobile data traffic will continue to grow by over 300 percent by 2017. To handle this spectacular growth, the development of improved wireless networks for the future has been of paramount importance. The Future of Wireless Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Services discusses the future of wireless networks, including the emerging network architectures, underlying protocols, services, and applications.

The first part of the book focuses on new wireless network architectures that are being developed, such as mobile SDN, wireless local area networks (i.e., 802.11), and wireless sensor networks for the Smart Grid. In the second part of the book, the authors discuss the new protocols and enabling technologies for the different wireless network architectures. These include wireless MAC protocols, resource allocation in cognitive radio networks, multicast transmission, and femtocells, which provide enhanced indoor coverage and increased network capacity.

The book’s final section discusses several new services and applications that are springing up, such as multisource selection for wireless peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and device-to-device (D2D) content sharing, which reduces duplicated downloads of the same contents on cellular links by offloading the traffic onto other networks. This section also covers the next generation of wireless security and privacy control techniques that service providers can use to ensure that their infrastructures and services are adequately protected against all kinds of threats.


Optical and microwave technologies for telecommunication networks

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona (ECE 157, 159)

Author Otto Strobel
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

This is a self-contained book on the foundations and applications of optical and microwave technologies to telecommunication networks application, with an emphasis on access, local, road, cars, trains, vessels and airplanes, indoor and in-car data transmission as well as for long-distance fiber-systems and application in outer space and automation technology. The book provides a systematic discussion of physics/optics, electromagnetic wave theory, optical fibre technology, and the potential and limitations of optical and microwave transmission.


Heat and mass transfer, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 133)

Author Kurt C. Rolle
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Thoroughly up-to-date and packed with real world examples that apply concepts to engineering practice, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 2e, presents the fundamental concepts of heat and mass transfer, demonstrating their complementary nature in engineering applications. Comprehensive, yet concise, the book provides a solid introduction to the scientific, mathematical, and empirical methods for treating heat and mass transfer phenomena, along with the tools needed to assess and solve a variety of contemporary engineering problems. Practical guidance throughout helps readers learn to anticipate the reasonable answers for a particular system or process and understand that there is often more than one way to solve a particular problem.


Foundations of Ajax

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Authors Ryan Asleson, Nathaniel T. Schutta
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Apress

* Ajax is one of the hottest topics in the developer community right now! and this will be the first Ajax book that offers detailed explanation of how Ajax works and how to use it to best effect. Theory and practice covered immediately in one volume.
* Ajax works across many platforms and different groups of developers – this book is designed to be suitable for all those developers across all those platforms, who are interested in the hot new topic of Ajax.

* Demand for Ajax knowledge will be strong. Leading technology companies like Google, Yahoo, Adaptive Path, and Amazon are adopting Ajax techniques, and many other companies are doing the same in order to compete with Ajax. This book connect the developer community to the new Ajax functionality.


Foundations of Popfly : rapid mashup development

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Author Eric Griffin
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Apress

Popfly was created as a tool for designers to build mashups in a visual manner, rapidly, without needing to know any code. By simply dragging out “blocks” that represent services such as Flickr onto your workspace and then drawing connection lines between them, you can create a mashup. It’s as easy as that!

Get Popfly and Silverlight up and running on your computer, and then learn how to use the Popfly Mashup Creator and Popfly Web Page Creator to share your mashups with the world. Author Eric Griffin will introduce you to Popfly and show you everything you need to start creating your own hybrid web applications.


Regular expression pocket reference

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Author Tony Stubblebine
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Regular expressions are such a powerful tool for manipulating text and data that anyone who uses a computer can benefit from them. Composed of a mixture of symbols and text, regular expressions can be an outlet for creativity, for brilliant programming, and for the elegant solution. While a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill, all there is to know about them fills a very large volume, and you don’t always have time to thumb through hundreds of pages each time a question arises. The answer is the Regular Expression Pocket Reference. Concise and easy-to-use, this little book is the portable companion to Mastering Regular Expressions.

This handy guide offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced programmers, Regular Expression Pocket Reference is a comprehensive guide to regular expression APIs for C, Perl, PHP,Java, .NET, Python, vi, and the POSIX regular expression libraries.

O’Reilly’s Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you’ve reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Regular Expression Pocket Reference is the book you’ll want to have.


The best software writing I

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selected and introduced by Joel Spolsky
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA,
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Apress

It’s nice having a collection of high-quality writing related to software and the business in one place instead of trawling the Web for it. Meryl K. Evans, meryl. …an entertaining read with a number of enlightening insights into what I do for a living… The whole book is fantastic though, and you should absolutely pick it up…in dead tree form. This is a book worth checking out, even if you’re not a software developer.
With a nod to both the serious and funny sides of technical writing, The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky is an entertaining read and a guide to the technical writing literati.

The Best Software Writing contains writings from:

Ken Arnold
Leon Bambrick
Michael Bean
Rory Blyth
Adam Bosworth
danah boyd
Raymond Chen
Kevin Cheng and Tom Chi
Cory Doctorow
ea_spouse
Bruce Eckel
Paul Ford
Paul Graham
John Gruber
Gregor Hohpe
Ron Jeffries
Eric Johnson
Eric Lippert
Michael Lopp
Larry Osterman
Mary Poppendieck
Rick Schaut
Aaron Swart
Clay Shirky
Eric Sink.


Ruby for Rails : Ruby techniques for Rails developers

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Author David A. Black
Place of Publication Greenwich, CT
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Manning Publications

-The word is out: with “”Ruby on Rails”" you can build powerful Web applications easily and quickly! And just like the Rails framework itself, Rails applications are Ruby programs. That means you can’t tap into the full power of Rails unless you master the Ruby language.
“”Ruby for Rails,”" written by Ruby expert David Black (with a forward by David Heinemeier Hansson), helps Rails developers achieve Ruby mastery. Each chapter deepens your Ruby knowledge and shows you how it connects to Rails. You’ll gain confidence working with objects and classes and learn how to leverage Ruby’s elegant, expressive syntax for Rails application power. And you’ll become a better Rails developer through a deep understanding of the design of Rails itself and how to take advantage of it.

Newcomers to Ruby will find a Rails-oriented Ruby introduction that’s easy to read and that includes dynamic programming techniques, an exploration of Ruby objects, classes, and data structures, and many neat examples of Ruby and Rails code in action. “”Ruby for Rails”": the Ruby guide for Rails developers!

What’s Inside Classes, modules, and objects Collection handling and filtering String and regular expression manipulation Exploration of the Rails source code Ruby dynamics Many more programming concepts and techniques!


Questioning Extreme programming

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Author Pete McBreen
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Ever since Extreme Programming burst on to the application development scene in 1998, it has been a lightning rod for controversy. With its emphasis on programmer-based development, many professionals love it. However, Extreme Programming contradicts many of the traditional beliefs in software development; therefore, many professionals hate it. Either way, potential adopters and opponents need to make decisions on Extreme Programming. In Questioning Extreme Programming, author Pete McBreen puts this agile approach to application development under the microscope, and closely examines both sides of this heated debate.


Microformats : empowering your markup for Web 2.0

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Author John Allsopp
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Apress

In this book, noted web developer and long time WaSP member John Allsop offers practical examples to teach all you need to know about Microformats. Coverage details what Microformats are currently available and how to use them; the general principles of how they work; how to use Microformats with web sites and software that already support them; and how to create your own. The end of the book features a chapter full of anecdotes from many professional web designers and developers already using Microformats in their work today–what worked, what didn’t, things to watch for–so you can learn from their experiences.


Designing Web usability

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Author Jakob Nielsen
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher New Riders Publishing

Users experience the usability of a web site before they have committed to using it and before making any purchase decisions. The web is the ultimate environment for empowerment, and he or she who clicks the mouse decides everything. Designing Web Usability is the definitive guide to usability from Jakob Nielsen, the world’s leading authority. Over 250,000 Internet professionals around the world have turned to this landmark book, in which Nielsen shares the full weight of his wisdom and experience. From content and page design to designing for ease of navigation and users with disabilities, he delivers complete direction on how to connect with any web user, in any situation. Nielsen has arrived at a series of principles that work in support of his findings: 1. That web users want to find what they’re after quickly; 2. If they don’t know what they’re after, they nevertheless want to browse quickly and access information they come across in a logical manner. This book is a must-have for anyone who thinks seriously about the web..


Using Samba

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Author Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown, and Peter Kelly
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

This book, which has been officially adopted by the Samba team under an open content license, is a comprehensive guide to Samba administration, including such recent additions as integration with Windows NT domains and the SWAT graphic configuration tool.Samba is a cross-platform triumph: it turns a Unix or Linux system into a file and print server for Microsoft Windows network clients. Now you can let users store their files (and even important executables) in a single place for easy sharing and backup, protected by Unix or NT security mechanisms, and still offer such transparent access that PC users don’t even realize they’re going to another system. The magic behind Samba is that it recognizes and speaks the SMB protocol developed by Microsoft for file and printer sharing on its own systems.Basic Samba configuration is simple, but you’ll want to make sure your security settings are just right and find out about the full range of options (how do you like your filenames mangled?). Trouble-shooting, security, connectivity, performance, and logging are thoroughly covered with examples in this book.Samba is so robust, flexible, and secure that many people are choosing it over Windows NT for their file and print services. Furthermore, Samba is proving to be a necessity for the many organizations that have an existing Unix or Linux system and want to tie in PCs running Microsoft software. Samba is also open source software, licensed under the GNU General Public License.The authors present the most common configurations and problems in an easy-to-follow manner, along with instructions for getting the most out of Samba. Whether you’re playing on one note or a full three-octave range, this book will give you an efficient and secure server. The included CD-ROM holds sources and ready-to-install binaries, plus other useful information.


Pattern-oriented software architecture

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Place of Publication Chichester, England New York
Date of Publication 1996-2007
Publisher J. Wiley & Sons

Pattern – Oriented Software Architecture A System of Patterns Frank Buschmann, Regine Meunier, Hans Rohnert, Peter Sommerlad, Michael Stal of Siemens AG, Germany Pattern-oriented software architecture is a new approach to software development. This book represents the progression and evolution of the pattern approach into a system of patterns capable of describing and documenting large-scale applications. A pattern system provides, on one level, a pool of proven solutions to many recurring design problems. On another it shows how to combine individual patterns into heterogeneous structures and as such it can be used to facilitate a constructive development of software systems. Uniquely, the patterns that are presented in this book span several levels of abstraction, from high-level architectural patterns and medium-level design patterns to low-level idioms. The intention of, and motivation for, this book is to support both novices and experts in software development. Novices will gain from the experience inherent in pattern descriptions and experts will hopefully make use of, add to, extend and modify patterns to tailor them to their own needs. None of the pattern descriptions are cast in stone and, just as they are borne from experience, it is expected that further use will feed in and refine individual patterns and produce an evolving system of patterns. Visit our Web Page http://www.wiley.com/compbooks/.


The myth of the paperless office

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Author Abigail J. Sellen and Richard H.R. Harper
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Publication 2003
Publisher MIT Press

Over the past thirty years, many people have proclaimed the imminent arrival of the paperless office. Yet even the World Wide Web, which allows almost any computer to read and display another computer’s documents, has increased the amount of printing done. The use of e-mail in an organization causes an average 40 percent increase in paper consumption. In The Myth of the Paperless Office, Abigail Sellen and Richard Harper use the study of paper as a way to understand the work that people do and the reasons they do it the way they do. Using the tools of ethnography and cognitive psychology, they look at paper use from the level of the individual up to that of organizational culture.

Central to Sellen and Harper’s investigation is the concept of “affordances” — the activities that an object allows, or affords. The physical properties of paper (its being thin, light, porous, opaque, and flexible) afford the human actions of grasping, carrying, folding, writing, and so on. The concept of affordance allows them to compare the affordances of paper with those of existing digital devices. They can then ask what kinds of devices or systems would make new kinds of activities possible or better support current activities. The authors argue that paper will continue to play an important role in office life. Rather than pursue the ideal of the paperless office, we should work toward a future in which paper and electronic document tools work in concert and organizational processes make optimal use of both.


Web standards solutions : the markup and style handbook

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Author Dan Cederholm
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Apress

Web standards are the standard technology specifications enforced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to make sure that web designers and browser manufacturers are using the same technology syntax. It is important that these implementations are the same throughout the Web, otherwise it becomes a messy proprietary place, and lacks consistency. These standards also allow content to be more compatible with multiple different viewing devices, such as screen readers for people with vision impairments, cell phones, PDFs, etc. HTML, XML, and CSS are all such technologies.

This book is your essential guide to understanding the advantages you can bring to your web pages by implementing web standards and precisely how to apply them.

Web standards such as XHTML and CSS are now fairly well-known technologies, and they will likely be familiar to you, the web designerindeed, they are all around you on the Web. However, within web standards still lies a challengewhile the browser’s support for web standards is steadily increasing, many web developers and designers have yet to discover the real benefits of web standards and respect the need to adhere to them. The real art is in truly understanding the benefits and implementing the standards efficiently.

As a simple example of its power, you can use CSS to lay out your pages instead of nesting tables. This can make file sizes smaller, allowing pages to load faster, ultimately increasing accessibility for all browsers, devices, and web users.

Use XHTML elements correctly so that your markup is compact and more easily understood.
Use CSS to style different elements of a web page.
Lay out pages easily and effectively.
Compare multiple methods of achieving the same results to make better design choices.
Learn about advanced web design techniques and their important caveats.
Web Standards Solutions is broken down into 16 short chapters, each covering the theory and practice of different web standards concept and showing multiple solutions to given problems for easy learning. You’ll learn about multi-column layouts, using image replacement techniques to your best advantage, making the best use of tables and lists, and many more. This highly modular approach allows you to rapidly digest, understand, and utilize the essentials of web standards.


Ambient findability

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Author Peter Morville
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

How do you find your way in an age of information overload? How can you filter streams of complex information to pull out only what you want? Why does it matter how information is structured when Google seems to magically bring up the right answer to your questions? What does it mean to be “findable” in this day and age? This eye-opening new book examines the convergence of information and connectivity. Written by Peter Morville, author of the groundbreaking Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, the book defines our current age as a state of unlimited findability. In other words, anyone can find anything at any time. Complete navigability.
Morville discusses the Internet, GIS, and other network technologies that are coming together to make unlimited findability possible. He explores how the melding of these innovations impacts society, since Web access is now a standard requirement for successful people and businesses. But before he does that, Morville looks back at the history of wayfinding and human evolution, suggesting that our fear of being lost has driven us to create maps, charts, and now, the mobile Internet.

The book’s central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order. Hand in hand with that is the contention that only by planning and designing the best possible software, devices, and Internet, will we be able to maintain this connectivity in the future. Morville’s book is highlighted with full color illustrations and rich examples that bring his prose to life.

Ambient Findability doesn’t preach or pretend to know all the answers. Instead, it presents research, stories, and examples in support of its novel ideas. Are we truly at a critical point in our evolution where the quality of our digital networks will dictate how we behave as a species? Is findability indeed the primary key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond. Peter Morville takes you on a thought-provoking tour of these memes and more — ideas that will not only fascinate but will stir your creativity in practical ways that you can apply to your work immediately.


Gesture-based human-computer interaction and simulation : 7th International Gesture Workshop, GW 2007, Lisbon, Portugal, May 23-25, 2007, revised selected papers

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Editors Miguel Sales Dias [and three others]
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Springer

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Gesture-Based Human-Computer Interaction and Simulation, GW 2007, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2007. The 31 revised papers presented were carefully selected from 53 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on analysis and synthesis of gesture; theoretical aspects of gestural communication and interaction; vision-based gesture recognition; sign language processing; gesturing with tangible interfaces and in virtual and augmented reality; gesture for music and performing arts; gesture for therapy and rehabilitation; and gesture in Mobile computing and usability studies.


Text entry systems : mobility, accessibility, universality

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Editors I. Scott MacKenzie and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Text Entry Systems covers different aspects of text entry systems and offers prospective researchers and developers global guidelines for conducting research on text entry, in terms of design strategy, evaluation methodology, and requirements; a discussion of the history and current state of the art of entry systems; and specific guidelines for designing entry systems for a specific target, depending on devices, modalities, language, and different physical conditions of users.

Text entry has never been so important as it is today. This is in large part due to the phenomenal, relatively recent success of mobile computing, text messaging on mobile phones, and the proliferation of small devices like the Blackberry and Palm Pilot. Compared with the recent past, when text entry was primarily through the standard “qwerty” keyboard, people today use a diverse array of devices with the number and variety of such devices ever increasing. The variety is not just in the devices, but also in the technologies used: entry modalities have become more varied and include speech recognition and synthesis, handwriting recognition, and even eye-tracking using image processing on web-cams. Statistical language modeling has advanced greatly in the past ten years and so therein is potential to facilitate and improve text entry – increasingly, the way people communicate.

This book covers different aspects of text entry systems and offers prospective researchers and developers
Global guidelines for conducting research on text entry, in terms of design strategy, evaluation methodology, and requirements
History and current state of the art of entry systems, including coverage of recent research topics
Specific guidelines for designing entry systems for a specific target, depending on devices, modalities, language, and different physical conditions of users.


C# design patterns : a tutorial

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Author James W. Cooper
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

This is a practical book that explains how to write C# programs using some of the most common design patterns. With the release of C# and Visual Studio .NET, there is a new interest in the Microsoft development community in some of the OO world’s key tools, such as UML and Design Patterns, which they had neglected before. The book covers every pattern identified in Gamma et al’s Design Patterns which can be executed in C#. For each pattern, it starts with a brief verbal description, and then builds simple example programs. Each of these examples is a visual program that can be run and examined to make the pattern as concrete a concept as possible. All of the examples will be on the companion CD. The emphasis is on the practical ways to use these patterns to ease the developer’s day to day work. This book should be well timed for the growing number of developers who have learned the basics of C#, and now want information on how to get the most out of C# in their real-world application development.


The Java developer’s guide to Eclipse

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Authors Sherry Shavor [and five others]
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Eclipse is a world-class Java IDE, a platform for building and integrating application development tools, and an open source project and community. Written by members of the IBM Eclipse Jumpstart team, The Java Developer’s Guide to Eclipse is the definitive Eclipse companion. Drawing on their considerable experience teaching Eclipse and mentoring developers, the authors provide guidance on how to customize Eclipse for increased productivity and efficiency and how to avoid common pitfalls. The accompanying CD-ROM contains Eclipse SDK Version 2.0, as well as exercise solutions and many code examples for easier learning.


An introduction to bioinformatics algorithms

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Authors Neil C. Jones, Pavel A. Pevzner
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher MIT Press

This introductory text offers a clear exposition of the algorithmic principles driving advances in bioinformatics. Accessible to students in both biology and computer science, it strikes a unique balance between rigorous mathematics and practical techniques, emphasizing the ideas underlying algorithms rather than offering a collection of apparently unrelated problems.The book introduces biological and algorithmic ideas together, linking issues in computer science to biology and thus capturing the interest of students in both subjects. It demonstrates that relatively few design techniques can be used to solve a large number of practical problems in biology, and presents this material intuitively.An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms is one of the first books on bioinformatics that can be used by students at an undergraduate level. It includes a dual table of contents, organized by algorithmic idea and biological idea; discussions of biologically relevant problems, including a detailed problem formulation and one or more solutions for each; and brief biographical sketches of leading figures in the field. These interesting vignettes offer students a glimpse of the inspirations and motivations for real work in bioinformatics, making the concepts presented in the text more concrete and the techniques more approachable.PowerPoint presentations, practical bioinformatics problems, sample code, diagrams, demonstrations, and other materials can be found at the Author’s website.


Managed DirectX 9 : graphics and game programming : kick start

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Author Tom Miller
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Sams

Managed DirectX was released with the latest version of the core DirectX libraries in DirectX9. It enables developers using the new .NET languages (i.e. C#, VB.NET, etc.) to develop rich multimedia applications with DirectX. Unfortunately the Managed DirectX runtime was released without adequate documentation, and developers are having a hard time figuring out the best way to write managed applications. This book covers how to use the Managed DirectX objects, how they differ from the core DirectX libraries, and how to create these rich multimedia applications in C#. It also covers in depth graphics techniques and the new high-level shader language shipping with DirectX9.


Eclipse cookbook

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Author Steve Holzner
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

You’ve probably heard the buzz about Eclipse, the powerful open source platform that gives Java developers a new way to approach development projects. It’s like a shiny new car–no longer content to just admire Eclipse, you’re now itching to get in and drive.Eclipse is to Java developers what Visual Studio is to .NET developers–it’s an integrated development environment (IDE) that combines a code editor, compiler, debugger, text editor, graphical user interface (GUI) builder, and other components into a single, user-friendly application. It provides a solid foundation that enables Java developers to construct and run integrated software-development tools for web development, application design, modeling, performance, testing, and much more.As with any extensive programming tool, however, there’s a lot to learn. And there s no better guy than well-known Java expert Steve Holzner to teach you. An award-winning and best-selling author who has been writing about Java topics since the language first appeared, Holzner delivers just the kind of targeted, practical, everyday knowledge you need to hone your mastery of Eclipse.Perfect as a companion to an Eclipse programming tutorial (such as Holzner’s own Eclipse, O’Reilly, April 2004) or an ideal stand-alone for all those developers who either don’t want or don’t need the tutorial approach, the Eclipse Cookbook contains task-oriented recipes for more than 800 situations you may encounter while using this new Java platform–from deploying a web application automatically to reverse engineering compiled code, from re-naming all references to a class across multiple packages to initializing the SWT JNI libraries.Each recipe in the ever-popular and utterly practical problem-solution-discussion format for O’Reilly cookbooks contains a clear and thorough description of the problem, a brief but complete discussion of a solution, and in-action examples illustrating that solution. The Eclipse Cookbook will satiate Java programmers at all levels who are ready to go beyond tutorials–far beyond writing plug-ins and extensions–and actually use the powerful and convenient Eclipse day to day.


The “Oslo” modeling language : draft specification – October 2008

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Authors David Langworthy, Brad Lovering, and Don Box
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

The “Oslo” Modeling Language (commonly referred to as “M”) is a language for defining domain models and languages (the latter are often referred to as textual DSLs). “M” was created to allow developers to efficiently capture their intention in a form that is natural to author but also efficient to store and query using off-the-shelf database technology.

This book comes from the original creators of “M”–David Langworthy, Brad Lovering, and Don Box–and is the definitive reference to the language. If you are looking for a compact textual notation for writing down information or schematizing structured and unstructured data, this book is for you.

This book is the authoritative specification of the “M” language (draft) and describes the syntax and underlying model of the language. Highlights of this book include:

• An Introduction to domain modeling constructs
• An Introduction to constructs for building textual DSLs
• Complete syntax for the language
• Definition of the “M” type system and data model
• Glossary of terms.


Agile project management with Scrum

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Author Ken Schwaber
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Microsoft Press

The rules and practices for Scrum—a simple process for managing complex projects—are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum’s simplicity itself—its lack of prescription—can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results. In this illuminating series of case studies, Scrum co-creator and evangelist Ken Schwaber identifies the real-world lessons—the successes and failures—culled from his years of experience coaching companies in agile project management. Through them, you’ll understand how to use Scrum to solve complex problems and drive better results—delivering more valuable software faster.
Gain the foundation in Scrum theory—and practice—you need to:
Rein in even the most complex, unwieldy projects
Effectively manage unknown or changing product requirements
Simplify the chain of command with self-managing development teams
Receive clearer specifications—and feedback—from customers
Greatly reduce project planning time and required tools
Build—and release—products in 30-day cycles so clients get deliverables earlier
Avoid missteps by regularly inspecting, reporting on, and fine-tuning projects
Support multiple teams working on a large-scale project from many geographic locations
Maximize return on investment!


RESTful web services

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Author Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

You’ve built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That’s where the future lies, and that’s what RESTful Web Services shows you how to do. The World Wide Web is the most popular distributed application in history, and Web services and mashups have turned it into a powerful distributed computing platform. But today’s web service technologies have lost sight of the simplicity that made the Web successful. They don’t work like the Web, and they’re missing out on its advantages.

This book puts the “Web” back into web services. It shows how you can connect to the programmable web with the technologies you already use every day. The key is REST, the architectural style that drives the Web. This book:

Emphasizes the power of basic Web technologies — the HTTP application protocol, the URI naming standard, and the XML markup language
Introduces the Resource-Oriented Architecture (ROA), a common-sense set of rules for designing RESTful web services
Shows how a RESTful design is simpler, more versatile, and more scalable than a design based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)
Includes real-world examples of RESTful web services, like Amazon’s Simple Storage Service and the Atom Publishing Protocol
Discusses web service clients for popular programming languages
Shows how to implement RESTful services in three popular frameworks — Ruby on Rails, Restlet (for Java), and Django (for Python)
Focuses on practical issues: how to design and implement RESTful web services and clients
This is the first book that applies the REST design philosophy to real web services. It sets down the best practices you need to make your design a success, and the techniques you need to turn your design into working code. You can harness the power of the Web for programmable applications: you just have to work with the Web instead of against it. This book shows you how.


Event-based programming : taking events to the limit

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Author Ted Faison
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Apress

Languages like C#, VB .NET, and Delphi include built-in support for events, and these events become very powerful when they connect the objects and components of a system. Events make it possible for such parts to interact without any coupling. And the resulting parts can be developed and tested individuallywhich keeps the code clean and simple.

Component-based development (CBD) is an extension of object-oriented programming. CBD does away with the language and vendor-specific limitations of OOP, makes software reuse more practical and accelerates the development process. Event-based programming is the next logical step in CBD, and makes components more reusable due to their decoupled nature. But event-based systems are easier to develop, which means they’re cheaper and more reliable than traditional OOP or CBD systems.

This book teaches you how to develop software based on parts that interact primarily through an event mechanism. You’ll learn how to use events in many different situations, to solve recurring development problems without coupling. The book introduces Signal Wiring Diagram, a novel form of software diagram similar to the circuit diagrams used by hardware designers. The book concludes with a series of case studies, incorporating all featured concepts. In a nutshell, you’ll want to pick up a copy of this book because it

How to use an event-based paradigm to reduce or completely eliminate coupling between classes and components
Describes components, including coordinators, workers, builders, binders, and routers
Three complete case studies that model concepts being used to design small, medium, and large systems.


Keeping found things found : the study and practice of personal information management

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Author William Jones
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management is the first comprehensive book on new ‘favorite child’ of R&D at Microsoft and elsewhere, personal information management (PIM). It provides a comprehensive overview of PIM as both a study and a practice of the activities people do, and need to be doing, so that information can work for them in their daily lives.

It explores what good and better PIM looks like, and how to measure improvements. It presents key questions to consider when evaluating any new PIM informational tools or systems.

This book is designed for R&D professionals in HCI, data mining and data management, information retrieval, and related areas, plus developers of tools and software that include PIM solutions.

Focuses exclusively on one of the most interesting and challenging problems in today’s world
Explores what good and better PIM looks like, and how to measure improvements
Presents key questions to consider when evaluating any new PIM informational tools or systems.


PHP reference : beginner to intermediate PHP5

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Author Mario Lurig
Place of Publication [Raleigh, N.C.]
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Lulu

A collection of over 250 PHP functions with clear explanations in language anyone can understand, followed with as many examples as it takes to understand what the function does and how it works. This book includes numerous additional tips, the basics of PHP, MySQL query examples, regular expressions syntax, and two indexes to help you find information faster: a common language index and a function index. When the internet is not around or you want a simpler explanation along with all the technical details, this book has all of that and more.


Agile web development with Rails : a Pragmatic guide

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Authors Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier Hansson with Leon Breedt [and three others]
Place of Publication Raleigh, North Carolina
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Pragmatic Bookshelf

Rails is a full-stack, open source web framework that enables you to create full-featured, sophisticated web-based applications, but with a twist… A full Rails application probably has less total code than the XML you’d need to configure the same application in other frameworks.With this book you’ll learn how to use ActiveRecord to connect business objects and database tables. No more painful object-relational mapping. Just create your business objects and let Rails do the rest. You’ll learn how to use the Action Pack framework to route incoming requests and render pages using easy-to-write templates and components. See how to exploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails, implement web services, and create dynamic, user-centric web-pages using built-in Javascript and Ajax support. There are extensive chapters on testing, deployment, and scaling.You’ll see how easy it is to install Rails using your web server of choice (such as Apache or lighttpd) or using its own included web server. You’ll be writing applications that work with your favorite database (MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, and more) in no time at all.You’ll create a complete online store application in the extended tutorial section, so you’ll see how a full Rails application is developed—iteratively and rapidly.Rails strives to honor the Pragmatic Programmer’s “DRY Principle” by avoiding the extra work of configuration files and code annotations. You can develop in real-time: make a change, and watch it work immediately.Forget XML. Everything in Rails, from templates to control flow to business logic, is written in Ruby, the language of choice for programmers who like to get the job done well (and leave work on time for a change).Rails is the framework of choice for the new generation of Web 2.0 developers. Agile Web Development with Rails is the book for that generation, written by Dave Thomas (Pragmatic Programmer and author of Programming Ruby) and David Heinemeier Hansson, who created Rails.


Programmers at work : interviews with 19 programmers who shaped the computer industry

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Author Susan Lammers
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Microsoft Press

PROGRAMMERS AT WORK is a collection of candid interviews that probe the minds of 19 of today’s most notable programmers. The interviews highlight the forces, the events, and the personalities that influence today’s software movers and shakers. How do these programmers approach program design? Is programming a talent or a learned skill? An art or a science? And how do these programmers envision the future of computing?
Each interview reveals an individual success story, but the collection taken as a whole is a colorful portrait of the entire microcomputer industry. You’ll get an inside look at the creation and evolution of Lotus Development Corporation, Apple Computer, Inc., Xerox PARC, and Microsoft Corporation.
Those interviewed include Andy Hertzfeld (Macintosh Operating System), John Warnock (PostScript), C. Wayne Ratliff (dBase), Jonathan Sachs (Lotus 1-2-3), and Bill Gates (BASIC). A lively appendix provides some actual code and worksheets from these software wizards.


3D game programming all in one, 2nd Ed.

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Author Kenneth C. Finney
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Thomson Learning [distributor]

“3D Game Programming All in One, Second Edition” is perfect for anyone interested in learning the skills and processes involved in making games. This new edition of the bestselling book shows readers how to design and create every aspect of a fully featured game. Starting with an introduction to game programming and the gaming industry the book covers game engines, scripts, textures, modeling, sound and music, and more. Written by a professional game programmer with almost 30 years of programming experience, the book allows readers to turn their game ideas into reality by combining the skills they learn to create a sample game. The Torque game engine, along with all of the source code, tools, and other resources needed to complete the exercises in the book, are included on the accompanying CD-Rom.


Bell Labs : life in the crown jewel

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Author Narain Gehani
Place of Publication Summit, NJ
Date of Publication 2003
Publisher Silicon Press

Bell Labs, the greatest research lab of the twentieth century, has been called America’s national treasure and the crown jewel of AT&T and Lucent. To scientists all over the world, pursuing research at Bell Labs has long been a dream because of its brilliant scientists, numerous inventions, academic freedom, and plentiful resources. But now, forced by the marketplace, competition, and economic conditions, the world’s most prestigious research lab is in the midst of radical cultural change.
Bell Labs: Life in the Crown Jewel tells the fascinating story of the transition Bell Labs undergoing as it adapts to new business conditions. After AT&T’s settlement of a government anti-trust lawsuit, the boom years of basic research started to end. A much smaller AT&T, still a giant company, was thrust into the competitive world. The change, slow at first, picked up pace in the 1990s following the next breakup of AT&T, which created Lucent, Bell Labs’ new parent. After a few good years, Lucent found itself in financial difficulty in a very tough telecommunications market. Lucent responded by breaking up into smaller companies, which led to a smaller Bell Labs. Lucent’s worsening financial condition forced it to downsize with Bell Labs sharing the pain. Bell Labs is now being forced to move faster and further towards helping Lucent’s business needs.

Moving from university-style (basic) research to industrial (applied) research is much more difficult than going from industrial research to basic research because industrial research puts constraints on scientists while basic research frees them to explore new frontiers. Bell Labs researchers, who once were free to focus on innovation, research excellence, and prizes, now have to worry about business relevance. The culture of lifetime employment is gone and the pendulum has swung from basic to applied research.

Narain Gehani worked at Bell Labs for twenty-three years from 1978 to 2001. He was there during the critical years when AT&T changed from a monopoly to a competitive company. He was there when AT&T split up again and handed Bell Labs to Lucent. He was there during the rise and fall of Lucent. He was a witness to and participant in the changes in Bell Labs as its parent went from a million-employee company (AT&T) to a company (Lucent) that now has less than fifty thousand employees.

Narain Gehani, in his first non-technical book, shares his insights about Bell Labs and its culture and tells its glorious history. He describes the cultural differences between Research and the business units, the different research models and the challenges facing Bell Labs in the twenty first century. Bell Labs: Life in the Crown Jewel is full of interesting and amusing anecdotes. Narain Gehani’s tale of a corporate crown jewel will keep you riveted to reading about a way of life possibly gone forever.


Machine learning

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Author Tom M. Mitchell
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher WCB/McGraw-Hill

This book covers the field of machine learning, which is the study of algorithms that allow computer programs to automatically improve through experience. The book is intended to support upper level undergraduate and introductory level graduate courses in machine learning.


Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream

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Author Joshua Davis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much―but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot.

And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn’t pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition―and yet, against all odds . . . they won!

But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story―which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement―will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan.

Joshua Davis’s Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country―even as the country tried to kick them out.


Cloud computing : a hands-on approach

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Author Arsheep Bahga, Vijay Madisetti
Place of Publication [Johns Creek, GA?]
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Arsheep Bahga & Vijay Madisetti

About the Book
Recent industry surveys expect the cloud computing services market to be in excess of $20 billion and cloud computing jobs to be in excess of 10 million worldwide in 2014 alone. In addition, since a majority of existing information technology (IT) jobs is focused on maintaining legacy in-house systems, the demand for these kinds of jobs is likely to drop rapidly if cloud computing continues to take hold of the industry.

However, there are very few educational options available in the area of cloud computing beyond vendor-specific training by cloud providers themselves. Cloud computing courses have not found their way (yet) into mainstream college curricula.

This book is written as a textbook on cloud computing for educational programs at colleges. It can also be used by cloud service providers who may be interested in offering a broader perspective of cloud computing to accompany their own customer and employee training programs. The typical reader is expected to have completed a couple of courses in programming using traditional high-level languages at the college-level, and is either a senior or a beginning graduate student in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. We have tried to write a comprehensive book that transfers knowledge through an immersive “hands-on approach”, where the reader is provided the necessary guidance and knowledge to develop working code for real-world cloud applications.

Additional support is available at the book’s website: www.cloudcomputingbook.info

Organization
The book is organized into three main parts. Part I covers technologies that form the foundations of cloud computing. These include topics such as virtualization, load balancing, scalability & elasticity, deployment, and replication. Part II introduces the reader to the design & programming aspects of cloud computing. Case studies on design and implementation of several cloud applications in the areas such as image processing, live streaming and social networks analytics are provided. Part III introduces the reader to specialized aspects of cloud computing including cloud application benchmarking, cloud security, multimedia applications and big data analytics. Case studies in areas such as IT, healthcare, transportation, networking and education are provided.


WiX 3.6 : a developer’s guide to Windows Installer XML : an in-and-out, to-the-point introduction to Windows Installer XML

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Author Nick Ramirez
Place of Publication Birmingham, UK
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd.

If you’re a developer needing to create installers for Microsoft Windows, then this book is essential. It’s a step-by-step tutorial that teaches you all you need to know WiX 3.6: the professional way to produce a Windows installer package.

Overview

Brings the reader up to speed on all of the major features of WiX, including the new bootstrapper engine, Burn.
Provides a richer understanding of the underlying Windows Installer technology.
Showcases the flexibility and versatility of WiX, with a few tips and tricks along the way.
In Detail

The cryptic science of Windows Installer can seem far off from the practical task of simply getting something installed. Luckily, we have WiX to simplify the matter. WiX is an XML markup, distributed with an open-source compiler and linker, used to produce a Windows Installer package. It is used by Microsoft and by countless other companies around the world to simplify deployments.

“WiX 3.6: A Developer’s Guide to Windows Installer XML” promises a friendly welcome into the world of Windows Installer. Starting off with a simple, practical example and continuing on with increasingly advanced scenarios, the reader will have a well-rounded education by book’s end .

With the help of this book, you’ll understand your installer better, create it in less time, and save money in the process. No one really wants to devote a lifetime to understanding how to create a hassle-free installer. Learn to build a sophisticated deployment solution targeting the Windows platform in no time with this hands-on practical guide. Here we speed you through the basics and zoom right into the advanced. You’ll get comfortable with components, features, conditions and actions. By the end, you’ll be boasting your latest deployment victories at the local pub.

Once you’ve finished “WiX 3.6: A Developer’s Guide to Windows Installer XML”, you’ll realize just how powerful and awesome an installer can really be.

What you will learn from this book

Register with Add/Remove Programs and build in a consistent way to uninstall your software.
Customize an easy to navigate install Wizard.
Gain an understanding of the order in which events happen during an install and how to hook into this process.
Learn how WiX builds and links your files into the final MSI package and how to fine tune this process.
Make your project more modular with Fragments, Components, and ComponentGroups.
Prevent users from installing your software on unsupported operating systems and introduce other prerequisite checks.
Install, start, stop, and uninstall Windows services at the time of setup.
Bootstrap required dependencies before installing your own software.


Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies

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Author Nick Bostrom
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Oxford University Press

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful – possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence.

But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation?

This profoundly ambitious and original book breaks down a vast track of difficult intellectual terrain. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom’s work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.


Privacy in context : technology, policy, and the integrity of social life

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Author Helen Nissenbaum
Place of Publication Stanford, California
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Stanford Law Books

Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is not the act of sharing information itself―most people understand that this is crucial to social life ―but the inappropriate, improper sharing of information. Arguing that privacy concerns should not be limited solely to concern about control over personal information, Helen Nissenbaum counters that information ought to be distributed and protected according to norms governing distinct social contexts―whether it be workplace, health care, schools, or among family and friends. She warns that basic distinctions between public and private, informing many current privacy policies, in fact obscure more than they clarify. In truth, contemporary information systems should alarm us only when they function without regard for social norms and values, and thereby weaken the fabric of social life.


Design is how it works : how the smartest companies turn products into icons

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Author Jay Greene
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Portfolio Penguin

There’s a new race in business to embrace “design thinking.” Yet most executives have no clue what to make of the recent buzz about design. It’s rarely the subject of business retreats. It’s not easily measurable. To many, design is simply a crapshoot.

Drawing on interviews with top executives such as Virgin’s Richard Branson and Nike’s Mark Parker, Jay Greene illuminates the methods of companies that rely on design to stand out in their industries. From the experiences of those at companies from Porsche to REI to Lego, we learn that design isn’t merely about style and form. The heart of design is rethinking the way products and services work for customers in real life. Greene explains how:

-Porsche pit its designers against each other to create its bestselling Cayenne SUV

-Clif listened intently to customers, resulting in the industry-changing Luna energy bar

-OXO paid meticulous attention to the details, turned its LiquiSeal mug from an abysmal failure into one of its greatest successes

-LEGO started saying no to its designers-saving its brick business in the process

Greene shows how important it is to build a culture in which design is more than an after-the-fact concern-it’s part of your company’s DNA. Design matters at every stage of the process. It isn’t easy, and it increases costs, but it also boosts profits, sometimes to a massive extent. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, design represents the best chance you have of transcending your competitors.


Parallel distributed processing : explorations in the microstructure of cognition, Vol. 1

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Authors David E. Rumelhart, James L. McClelland, and the PDP Research Group
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Publication [1986]
Publisher MIT Press

What makes people smarter than computers? These volumes by a pioneering neurocomputing group suggest that the answer lies in the massively parallel architecture of the human mind. They describe a new theory of cognition called connectionism that is challenging the idea of symbolic computation that has traditionally been at the center of debate in theoretical discussions about the mind.

The authors’ theory assumes the mind is composed of a great number of elementary units connected in a neural network. Mental processes are interactions between these units which excite and inhibit each other in parallel rather than sequential operations. In this context, knowledge can no longer be thought of as stored in localized structures; instead, it consists of the connections between pairs of units that are distributed throughout the network.

Volume 1 lays the foundations of this exciting theory of parallel distributed processing, while Volume 2 applies it to a number of specific issues in cognitive science and neuroscience, with chapters describing models of aspects of perception, memory, language, and thought.


Parallel distributed processing : explorations in the microstructure of cognition, Vol. 2

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Authors David E. Rumelhart, James L. McClelland, and the PDP Research Group
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Publication [1986]
Publisher MIT Press

Volume 2 applies it to a number of specific issues in cognitive science and neuroscience, with chapters describing models of aspects of perception, memory, language, and thought.


Research and advanced technology for digital libraries : 12th European conference, ECDL 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 14-19, 2008 : proceedings

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Editors Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard [and three others]
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Springer

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2008, held in Aarhus, Denmark, in September 2008. The 28 revised full papers and 10 revised short papers presented together with 1 panel description, the extended abstracts of 24 revised poster and demo papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 125 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on digital preservation, social tagging, quatations and annotations, user studies and system evaluation, from content-centric to person-centric systems, citation analysis, collection building, user interfaces and personalization, interoperability, information retrieval, and metadata generation.


The Unicode standard 5.0

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Editors Julie D. Allen [and thirteen others]
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

These and other software luminaries recognize that Unicode has become an indispensable tool for supporting an increasingly global marketplace (see inside for more acclaim). A comprehensive system of standards for representing alphabets throughout the world, Unicode is the basis for modern programming– Windows, XML, Python, PERL, Mac OS, Linux–and every major search engine and browser in operation today.

New to Unicode Version 5.0
A stable foundation for Unicode Security Mechanisms
Property data for the Unicode Collation Algorithm and Common Locale Data Repository
Improvements to the Unicode Encoding Model for UTF-8
Rigorous stability of case folding and identifiers for improved interoperability and backward compatibility–enabling additional new ways to optimize code
A systematic framework for improved text processing for greater reliability–covering combining characters, Unicode strings, line breaking, and segmentation
This new edition of Unicode’s official reference manual has been substantially updated to document the latest revisions to the Unicode Standard, with hundreds of pages of new information. It includes major revisions to text, figures, tables, definitions, and conformance clauses, and provides clear and practical answers to common questions. For the first time, the book contains the Unicode Standard Annexes, which specify vital processes such as text normalization and identifier parsing.

These improvements are so important that Version 5.0 is the basis for Microsoft’s Vista generation of operating systems, and is included in upgrade plans for Google, Yahoo!, and ICU, to name but a few.


Elements of programming interviews : 300 questions and solutions

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Author Adnan Aziz, Amit Prakash, Tsung-Hsien Lee
Place of Publication San Bernardino, CA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher [ElementsOfProgrammingInterviews.com]

The core of EPI is a collection of 300 problems with detailed solutions, including over 100 figures and 250 tested programs. The problems are challenging, well-motivated, and accessible. They are representative of questions asked in interviews at the most exciting companies.
The book begins with a summary of patterns for data structures, algorithms, and problem solving that will help you solve the most challenging interview problems. This is followed by chapters on basic and advanced data structures, algorithm design, concurrency, system design, probability and discrete mathematics. Each chapter consists of a review followed by a broad and thought-provoking set of questions.
EPI concludes with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, including common mistakes, strategies for a great interview, perspectives from across the table, negotiating the best offer, and much more.


Women in tech : take your career to the next level with practical advice and inspiring stories

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Author Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack
Place of Publication Seattle, WA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Sasquatch Books

Geared toward women who are considering getting into tech, or those already in a tech job who want to take their career to the next level, this book combines practical career advice and inspiring personal stories from successful female tech professionals Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator), Kristin Toth Smith (tech executive and inventor), and Kamilah Taylor (mobile and social developer).

Written by a female startup CEO and featuring a host of other successful contributors, this book will help dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry. Readers will learn:

· The secrets of salary negotiation
· The best format for tech resumes
· How to ace a tech interview
· The perks of both contracting (W-9) and salaried full-time work
· The secrets of mentorship
· How to start your own company
· And much more


Contemporary logic design

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Author Randy H. Katz
Place of Publication Redwood City, Calif.
Date of Publication c1994
Publisher Benjamin/Cummings

In the past ten years there has been a revolution in the practice of hardware design. Professionals now rely on CAD software, rapid prototyping, and programmable logic devices to streamline the design process. Contemporary Logic Design is the first text to address these changes and offer a truly modern introduction to logic design. From the first chapter, the author complements his presentation of logic design theory with discussions of current design technologies.The book provides comprehensive coverage of programmable logic, including ROMs, PALs, and PLAs. A Practical Matters section concludes most chapters, which ties theory to practice and explains design technologies in detail. To synthesize the text coverage of combinational and sequential design methods, the author uses a detailed case study of a simple processor design in the final two chapters.The text introduces readers to a wide range of software tools, including schematic capture, logic simulation and Boolean minimization, and dem-onstrates how they fit into the hardware design process. The author also encourages hands-on experimentation with software tools such as LogicWorks to bolster the reader’s understanding of practical design methods.


Killer Web content : make the sale, deliver the service, build the brand

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Author Gerry McGovern
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher A & C Black

On the Internet, if you’re not read, you’re dead. Written by an internationally-acclaimed specialist in this field, Killer Web Content gives you the strategies and practical techniques you need to get the very best out of your Web content. Accessible, concise and practical, it will make your website really work for you.

This book helps readers to: – provide visitors to their website with the right content at just the right time – write compelling Web content that users really respond to and want more of – make sure their website has the best possible chance of getting into the first page of search results – understand the benefits of blogs, RSS, and e-mail newsletters

Web content is an increasingly important asset. It helps sell products and deliver services. From travel companies to software companies, from universities to governments, it’s something that has to be got right.


Geometric computation for machine vision

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Author Kenichi Kanatani
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 1993
Publisher Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press

Machine vision is the study of how to build intelligent machines which can understand the environment by vision. This book is unique in that it is entirely devoted to computational problems, topics that most books consider only peripherally. It considers in detail the mathematics–such as projective geometry–underlying all vision problems. Since projective geometry has been developed by mathematicians without regard to machine vision applications, this book attempts to define forms applicable to machine vision problems. The resulting formulation is termed computational projective geometry and is applied to 3-D shape analysis, camera calibration, road scene analysis, 3-D motion analysis, optical flow analysis, and conic image analysis. Special emphasis is put on robustness as it applies to data accuracy and to statistical analysis of computations based on image data. This book will be invaluable to researchers and students involved in machine vision as it applies to robotic, computer, and electrical engineering.


Curves and surfaces for computer aided geometric design : a practical guide, 3rd Ed.

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Author Gerald Farin
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [1993]
Publisher Academic Press

A leading expert in CAGD, Gerald Farin covers the representation, manipulation, and evaluation of geometric shapes in this the Third Edition of Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design. The book offers an introduction to the field that emphasizes Bernstein-Bezier methods and presents subjects in an informal, readable style, making this an ideal text for an introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level.
The Third Edition includes a new chapter on Topology, offers new exercises and sections within most chapters, combines the material on Geometric Continuity into one chapter, and updates existing materials and references. Implementation techniques are addressed for practitioners by the inclusion of new C programs for many of the fundamental algorithms. The C programs are available on a disk included with the text.


Effective C# : 50 specific ways to improve your C#, 2nd Ed.

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Author Bill Wagner
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

C# has matured over the past decade: It’s now a rich language with generics, functional programming concepts, and support for both static and dynamic typing. This palette of techniques provides great tools for many different idioms, but there are also many ways to make mistakes. In Effective C#, Second Edition, respected .NET expert Bill Wagner identifies fifty ways you can leverage the full power of the C# 4.0 language to express your designs concisely and clearly.

Effective C#, Second Edition, follows a clear format that makes it indispensable to hundreds of thousands of developers: clear, practical explanations, expert tips, and plenty of realistic code examples. Drawing on his unsurpassed C# experience, Wagner addresses everything from types to resource management to dynamic typing to multicore support in the C# language and the .NET framework. Along the way, he shows how to avoid common pitfalls in the C# language and the .NET environment. You’ll learn how to

Use both types of C# constants for efficiency and maintainability (see Item 2)
Employ immutable data types to promote multicore processing (see Item 20)
Minimize garbage collection, boxing, and unboxing (see Items 16 and 45)
Take full advantage of interfaces and delegates (see Items 22 though 25)
Make the most of the parallel framework (see Items 35 through 37)
Use duck typing in C# (see Item 38)
Spot the advantages of the dynamic and Expression types over reflection (see Items 42 and 43)
Assess why query expressions are better than loops (see Item 8)
Understand how generic covariance and contravariance affect your designs (see Item 29)
See how optional parameters can minimize the number of method overloads (see Item 10)


F# for scientists

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Author Jon Harrop
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Over the next five years, F# is expected to become one of the world’s most popular functional programming languages for scientists of all disciplines working on the Windows platform. F# is free and, unlike MATLAB® and other software with numerical/scientific origins, is a full-fledged programming language.

Developed in consultation with Don Syme of Microsoft Research Ltd.—who wrote the language—F# for Scientists explains and demonstrates the powerful features of this important new programming language. The book assumes no prior experience and guides the reader from the basics of computer programming to the implementation of state-of-the-art algorithms.

F# for Scientists begins with coverage of introductory material in the areas of functional programming, .NET, and scientific computing, and goes on to explore:
– Program structure
– Optimization
– Data structures
– Libraries
– Numerical analysis
– Databases
– Input and output
– Interoperability
– Visualization
Screenshots of development using Visual Studio are used to illustrate compilation, debugging, and interactive use, while complete examples of a few whole programs are included to give readers a complete view of F#’s capabilities.

Written in a clear and concise style, F# for Scientists is well suited for researchers, scientists, and developers who want to program under the Windows platform. It also serves as an ideal supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a background in science or engineering.


The complete guide to home wiring : a comprehensive manual from basic repairs to advanced projects

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Place of Publication Chanhassen, Minnesota
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Creative Publishing International, Inc.

Few homeowners will ever need another wiring book. Wiring is a subject matter that makes most homeowners nervous, but in reality, most wiring repairs and installations are simple, especially for readers working with this book in hand. In 304 pages and with more than 600 color photos, this book covers just about any wiring project a reader is likely to tackle – from replacing a broken appliance plug to rewiring an entire home.
This is an updated version of one of America’s best-selling wiring books. The new version is critical because it includes current code requirements.


Electronics : principles and applications, 4th Ed.

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Author Charles A. Schuler
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1994]
Publisher Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Aimed at students on courses in electronic principles, circuits and devices, the only prerequisite for this text is a command of basic algebra. A smooth integration of theory and practice first develops an understanding of how these devices function. It then applies these functions to the solution of practical problems and system applications. The four-colour design focuses students’ attention on key aspects of illustrations and highlights important concepts and terms within the text.


New fix-it-yourself manual

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Place of Publication Pleasantville, N.Y.
Date of Publication [c1996]
Publisher The Reader’s Digest Association

The indispensable reference guide for every homeowner, guaranteed to help you maintain and improve your home while saving time and money. Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets and showerheads to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools.

The indispensable reference guide for every homeowner, guaranteed to help you maintain and improve your home while saving time and money. Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets and showerheads to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools. Includes more than 3,000 instructional photographs, illustrations, charts, and diagrams. Let New Fix-It-Yourself Manual guide you through: * Fixing a broken dryer by testing the thermostat, thermal fuse, heating coils, etc. * Troubleshooting electric and gas range problems and fixing them * Reupholstering and reweaving chair seats * Stocking up on the proper tools and supplies for fixing electronics * Installing, testing, and repairing speakers, including maintaining proper polarity * Repairing broken handbags and suitcases properly and professionally * Fixing small engines in yard and workshop tools * Restoring broken air conditioners, heaters, and dehumidifiers * Safely disassembling, testing, and repairing a chain saw.


The Bicycling guide to complete bicycle maintenance & repair for road & mountain bikes, 5th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Todd Downs
Place of Publication [Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Rodale Inc.

This revised, updated, expanded fifth edition is indispensable-with all the latest models, parts, and repair techniques, and terrific money-saving tips to keep any ride in tip-top shape
Since its first publication, Bicycling Magazine’s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair has sold over 400,000 copies. The fifth edition is guaranteed to remain the category killer. This long-overdue update is a must-have for weekend riders and serious cyclists alike.

Whether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginners and experienced cyclists alike can depend on this book to get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer. They’ll discover information on:
o Building a dream bike workshop
o Disc brakes, both cable-actuated and hydraulic
o Dialing in front and rear suspension shocks for
comfortable rides
o The latest crankset and bottom bracket designs
o Overhauling freewheels and cassettes for peak
performance
o Specs on all the latest handlebar and headset sizes
o Servicing clipless pedals for maximum safety

With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual-now better than ever in its fifth edition!


Readings in information visualization : using vision to think

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Editors Stuart K. Card, Jock D. Mackinlay, Ben Shneiderman
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

This groundbreaking book defines the emerging field of information visualization and offers the first-ever collection of the classic papers of the discipline, with introductions and analytical discussions of each topic and paper. The authors’ intention is to present papers that focus on the use of visualization to discover relationships, using interactive graphics to amplify thought. This book is intended for research professionals in academia and industry; new graduate students and professors who want to begin work in this burgeoning field; professionals involved in financial data analysis, statistics, and information design; scientific data managers; and professionals involved in medical, bioinformatics, and other areas.

* Full-color reproduction throughout
* Author power team – an exciting and timely collaboration between the field’s pioneering, most-respected names
* The only book on Information Visualization with the depth necessary for use as a text or as a reference for the information professional
* Text includes the classic source papers as well as a collection of cutting edge work.


Sams teach yourself Android application development in 24 hours

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Sams

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful applications for the world’s first complete, open, and free mobile platform: Android. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll build a fully-featured Android application from the ground up and master the skills you need to design, develop, test, and publish powerful applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Android development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…
Develop Android applications quickly and successfully with Java
Master Google’s Android SDK and development tools
Leverage the Eclipse programming environment to develop Android projects
Understand the Android application lifecycle
Build effective, user-friendly user interfaces
Retrieve, store, and work with application data
Develop powerful network applications
Add popular social features and location-based services to your applications
Take advantage of Android device hardware like the camera
Internationalize, test, and publish your Android applications.


Guanxi (the art of relationships) : Microsoft, China, and Bill Gates’s plan to win the road ahead

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Robert Buderi and Gregory T. Huang
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Simon & Schuster

Many CEOs dream of tapping the future buying power of China’s population, but Bill Gates had something else in mind with the creation of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) in 1998. Gates hoped that by setting up MSRA and funding it to the tune of over $100 million, he would buy some Chinese good will and gain access to the brightest minds available to help Microsoft compete against rivals Google, Sony and Nokia for dominance in internet search, digital entertainment and software for mobile devices. According to Buderi (Engines of Tomorrow; The Invention That Changed the World) and technology writer Huang, this investment has paid off handsomely, although there isn’t a lot of wow factor to their descriptions of the innovations yielded. After long build-ups on hiring talent and meals toasting future success, the reader learns that among these new products are a Chinese dictation system, a water simulation for Xbox video games and a “universal pen” that can capture handwriting and incorporate it into computer documents. Despite its title, the book contains relatively little on the art of relationships with China, coming across instead as a hymn praising Microsoft’s foresight in exploiting early the Chinese market.


Internet of things : a hands-on approach

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Arshdeep Bahga, Vijay Madisetti
Place of Publication [Johns Creek, GA?]
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Arshdeep Bahga & Vijay Madisetti

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to physical and virtual objects that have unique identities and are connected to the internet to facilitate intelligent applications that make energy, logistics, industrial control, retail, agriculture and many other domains “smarter”. Internet of Things is a new revolution of the Internet that is rapidly gathering momentum driven by the advancements in sensor networks, mobile devices, wireless communications, networking and cloud technologies. Experts forecast that by the year 2020 there will be a total of 50 billion devices/things connected to the internet.

This book is written as a textbook on Internet of Things for educational programs at colleges and universities, and also for IoT vendors and service providers who may be interested in offering a broader perspective of Internet of Things to accompany their own customer and developer training programs. The typical reader is expected to have completed a couple of courses in programming using traditional high-level languages at the college-level, and is either a senior or a beginning graduate student in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. Like our companion book on Cloud Computing, we have tried to write a comprehensive book that transfers knowledge through an immersive “hands on” approach, where the reader is provided the necessary guidance and knowledge to develop working code for real-world IoT applications.

Additional support is available at the book’s website: www.internet-of-things-book.com

Organization
The book is organized into 3 main parts, comprising of a total of 11 chapters. Part I covers the building blocks of Internet of Things (IoTs) and their characteristics. A taxonomy of IoT systems is proposed comprising of various IoT levels with increasing levels of complexity. Domain specific Internet of Things and their real-world applications are described. A generic design methodology for IoT is proposed. An IoT system management approach using NETCONF-YANG is described. Part II introduces the reader to the programming aspects of Internet of Things with a view towards rapid prototyping of complex IoT applications. We chose Python as the primary programming language for this book, and an introduction to Python is also included within the text to bring readers to a common level of expertise. We describe packages, frameworks and cloud services including the WAMP-AutoBahn, Xively cloud and Amazon Web Services which can be used for developing IoT systems. We chose the Raspberry Pi device for the examples in this book. Reference architectures for different levels of IoT applications are examined in detail. Case studies with complete source code for various IoT domains including home automation, smart environment, smart cities, logistics, retail, smart energy, smart agriculture, industrial control and smart health, are described. Part III introduces the reader to advanced topics on IoT including IoT data analytics and Tools for IoT. Case studies on collecting and analyzing data generated by Internet of Things in the cloud are described.


Burning the ships : intellectual property and the transformation of Microsoft

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Marshall Phelps, David Kline
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Marshall Phelps’s remarkable eyewitness story offers lessons for any executive struggling with today’s innovation and intellectual property challenges. Burning the Ships offers Phelps’s dramatic behind-the-scenes account of how he overcame internal resistance and got Microsoft to open up channels of collaboration with other firms.

Discover the never-before-told details of Microsoft’s secret two-year negotiations with Red Hat and Novell that led to the world’s first intellectual property peace treaty and technical collaboration with the open source community
Witness the sometimes-nervous support Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer gave to Phelps in turning their company around 180 degrees from market bully to collaborative industry partner
Offers an extraordinary behind-the-scenes view of the high-level deliberations of the company’s senior-most executives, the internal debates and conflicts among executives and rank-and-file employees alike over the company’s new collaborative direction
There are lessons in this book for executives in every industry-most especially on the role that intellectual property can play in liberating previously untapped value in a company and opening up powerful new business opportunities in today’s era of “open innovation.” Here is a powerful inside account of the dawn of a new era at what is arguably the most powerful technology company on earth.


APA and MLA writing formats

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Chalon E. Anderson, Amy T. Carrell, Jimmy L. Widdifield, Jr.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Pearson Education, Inc.

This workbook is a must for research writing. Starting with a quick review of grammar, the workbook proceeds into clear explanations of both APA and MLA styles with numerous examples and exercises.


Head first HTML with CSS & XHTML

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Elisabeth Freeman [Robson], Eric Freeman
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you’re an expert? Then it’s about time you picked up Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you’ve always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your Web pages over time, and so your web pages work in all the browsers and mobile devices out there. Oh, and if you’ve never heard of CSS, that’s okay–we won’t tell anyone you’re still partying like it’s 1999–but if you’re going to create Web pages in the 21st century then you’ll want to know and understand CSS.
Learn the real secrets of creating Web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet.

With Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML, you’ll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you’ll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won’t put you to sleep. If you’ve read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML, CSS, and XHTML into your brain in a way that sticks.

So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin..


Programming PHP

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Rasmus Lerdorf and Kevin Tatroe with Bob Kaehms and Ric McGredy
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

PHP is a simple yet powerful open-source scripting language for creating dynamic web content. The millions of web sites powered by PHP are testament to its popularity and ease of use. PHP is used by both programmers, who appreciate its flexibility and speed, and web designers, who value its accessibility and convenience. Programming PHP is an authoritative guide to PHP 4 and is filled with the unique knowledge of the creator of PHP, Rasmus Lerdorf. This book explains PHP language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. The book also includes style tips and practical programming advice that will help you become not just a PHP programmer, but a good PHP programmer. Programming PHP covers everything you need to know to create effective web applications with PHP. Contents include:

Detailed information on the basics of the PHP language, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements
Separate chapters on the fundamental topics of functions, strings, arrays, and objects
Coverage of common PHP web application techniques, such as form processing and validation, session tracking, and cookies
Material on interacting with relational databases, such as MySQL and Oracle, using the database-independent PEAR DB library
Chapters on generating dynamic images, creating PDF files, and parsing XML files with PHP
Advanced topics, like creating secure script, error handling, performance tuning, and writing your own C language extensions to PHP
A handy quick reference to all the core functions in PHP and all the standard extensions that ship with PHP.


The order of things : hierarchies, structures, and pecking orders

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Barbara Ann Kipfer
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Workman Pub.

The The Order of Things is practical, entertaining, eclectic, and impossible to put down. Beginning with Earth―Smog Alert States, Rain Forest Layers, Coal Sizes― and ending with General Knowledge and Philosophy (the I Ching’s 64 “chapters,” Ludwig Wittgenstein’s four-step Method of Overcoming Puzzlement), it is a 14-chapter taxonomy of the world as we know it:

• The Seven Hills of Rome, the Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Seven Dwarfs―check.
• The belt degrees of karate and judo, weight classes of professional and amateur boxing, flower names of the golf holes at Augusta―check.
• The hierarchy of the FBI, publication order of Shakespeare’s plays, cuts of beef, Freud’s divisions of the human psyche, order of rank in world armies and navies, Jupiter’s satellites, ships’ bells, traditional and modern wine measures, blood-pressure levels, fastest animals―check.

A completely indispensable reference―check.

May 4

RESERVE BOOK


Power electronics : devices, circuits, and applications, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Muhammad H. Rashid
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For junior or senior undergraduate students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This text is also suitable for individuals interested in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering.

This text covers the basics of emerging areas in power electronics and a broad range of topics such as power switching devices, conversion methods, analysis and techniques, and applications. Its unique approach covers the characteristics of semiconductor devices first, then discusses the applications of these devices for power conversions. Four main applications are included: flexible ac transmissions (FACTs), static switches, power supplies, dc drives, and ac drives..


Concepts of programming languages, 11th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Concepts of Computer Programming Languages introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer programming languages and provides them with the tools necessary to evaluate contemporary and future languages. An in-depth discussion of programming language structures, such as syntax and lexical and syntactic analysis, also prepares readers to study compiler design.

The Eleventh Edition maintains an up-to-date discussion on the topic with the removal of outdated languages such as Ada and Fortran. The addition of relevant new topics and examples such as reflection and exception handling in Python and Ruby add to the currency of the text. Through a critical analysis of design issues of various program languages, Concepts of Computer Programming Languages teaches programmers the essential differences between computing with specific languages.


Engineering mechanics : statics, 14th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty. MasteringEngineering is not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


Engineering mechanics : dynamics, 14th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty. MasteringEngineering is not included. Students, if MasteringEngineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringEngineering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringEngineering is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.


Modern control systems, 13th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.


Modern control engineering, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Katsuhiko Ogata
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice-Hall

This book introduces concepts in the analysis and design of control systems. Readers will find it to be a clear and understandable textbook for control system courses at colleges and universities. It is written for senior electrical,mechanical, aerospace, or chemical engineering students. The reader is expected to have fulfilled the following prerequisites: introductory courses on differential equations, Laplace transforms, vector-matrix analysis, circuit analysis, mechanics, and introductory thermodynamics.


Contemporary engineering economics, 6th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Author Chan S. Park
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Contemporary Engineering Economics teaches engineers how to make smart financial decisions in an effort to create economical products. As design and manufacturing become an integral part of engineers’ work, they are required to make more and more decisions regarding money.

The Sixth Edition helps students think like the 21st century engineer who is able to incorporate elements of science, engineering, design, and economics into his or her products. This text comprehensively integrates economic theory with principles of engineering, helping students build sound skills in financial project analysis.


Digital control system analysis & design, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Authors Charles L. Phillips, H. Troy Nagle, Aranya Chakrabortty
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

This revision of the best selling book for the digital controls course features new running applications and integration of MATLAB, the most widely used software in controls. Coverage of root locus design and the Fourier transform have also been increased.


Modern operating systems, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Herbert Bos
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition, is intended for introductory courses in Operating Systems in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs. It also serves as a useful reference for OS professionals.

The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems (OS) technologies. The Fourth Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant¿OS. Tanenbaum also provides information on current research based on his experience as an operating systems researcher.


Structured computer organization, 6th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo (CS 140,

250)

Authors Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Todd Austin
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Pearson

Structured Computer Organization, specifically written for undergraduate students, is a best-selling guide that provides an accessible introduction to computer hardware and architecture. This text will also serve as a useful resource for all computer professionals and engineers who need an overview or introduction to computer architecture. This book takes a modern structured, layered approach to understanding computer systems. It’s highly accessible – and it’s been thoroughly updated to reflect today’s most critical new technologies and the latest developments in computer organization and architecture. Tanenbaum’s renowned writing style and painstaking research make this one of the most accessible and accurate books available, maintaining the author’s popular method of presenting a computer as a series of layers, each one built upon the ones below it, and understandable as a separate entity.


Digital design : principles and practices, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author John F. Wakerly
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson Education

This book is for everyone who wants to design and build real circuits. It is based on the idea that, in order to do this, you have to grasp the fundamentals, but at the same time you need to understand how things work in the real world. Hence, the “principles and practices” theme.


Computer security : principles and practice, 3rd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors William Stallings, Lawrie Brown
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson

Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in Computer/Network Security. It also provides a solid, up-to-date reference or self-study tutorial for system engineers, programmers, system managers, network managers, product marketing personnel, system support specialists.

In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically—and is essential for anyone studying Computer Science or Computer Engineering. This is the only text available to provide integrated, comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of topics in this subject. In addition to an extensive pedagogical program, the book provides unparalleled support for both research and modeling projects, giving students a broader perspective.

It covers all security topics considered Core in the EEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum. This textbook can be used to prep for CISSP Certification, and includes in-depth coverage of Computer Security, Technology and Principles, Software Security, Management Issues, Cryptographic Algorithms, Internet Security and more.


Software engineering, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Ian Sommerville
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

“The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering Software Engineering introduces students to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world’s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner. The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing students with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville’s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more advanced place to live.”


Operating systems : internals and design principles, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles is intended for use in a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in operating systems for computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering majors. It also serves as a useful reference for programmers, systems engineers, network designers and others involved in the design of computer products, information system and computer system personnel.

Operating Systems provides a comprehensive and unified introduction to operating systems topics. Stallings emphasizes both design issues and fundamental principles in contemporary systems and gives readers a solid understanding of the key structures and mechanisms of operating systems. He discusses design trade-offs and the practical decisions affecting design, performance and security. The book illustrates and reinforces design concepts and ties them to real-world design choices through the use of case studies in Linux, UNIX, Android, and Windows 8.


Computer organization and architecture : designing for performance, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Computer Organization and Architecture is a comprehensive coverage of the entire field of computer design updated with the most recent research and innovations in computer structure and function. With clear, concise, and easy-to-read material, the Tenth Edition is a user-friendly source for people studying computers. Subjects such as I/O functions and structures, RISC, and parallel processors are explored integratively throughout, with real world examples enhancing the text for reader interest. With brand new material and strengthened pedagogy, this text engages readers in the world of computer organization and architecture.


Solid state electronic devices, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Solid State Electronic Devices is intended for undergraduate electrical engineering students or for practicing engineers and scientists interested in updating their understanding of modern electronics.

One of the most widely used introductory books on semiconductor materials, physics, devices and technology, Solid State Electronic Devices aims to: 1) develop basic semiconductor physics concepts, so students can better understand current and future devices; and 2) provide a sound understanding of current semiconductor devices and technology, so that their applications to electronic and optoelectronic circuits and systems can be appreciated. Students are brought to a level of understanding that will enable them to read much of the current literature on new devices and applications.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


System programming : with C and Unix.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Adam Hoover
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2010]
Publisher Pearson Education

Beginning computing students often finish the introduction to programming course without having had exposure to various system tools, without knowing how to optimize program performance and without understanding how programs interact with the larger computer system.

Adam Hoover’s System Programming with C and Unix introduces students to commonly used system tools (libraries, debuggers, system calls, shells and scripting languages) and then explains how to utilize these tools to optimize program development. The text also examines lower level data types with an emphasis on memory and understanding how and why different data types are used.


Data structures and algorithm analysis in C++, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Mark Allen Weiss
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

The fourth edition of Data Structures and Algorithm in C++ describes data structures, methods of organizing large amounts of data, and algorithm analysis, the estimation of the running time of algorithms. As computers become faster and faster, the need for programs that can handle large amounts of input becomes more acute. Paradoxically, this requires more careful attention to efficiency, since inefficiencies in programs become most obvious when input sizes are large. By analyzing an algorithm before it is actually coded, students can decide if a a particular solution will be feasible. For example, in this text students look at specific problems and see how careful implementations can reduce the time constraint for large amounts of data from centuries to less than a second. Therefore, no algorithm or data structure is presented without an explanation of its running time. In some cases, minute details that affect the running time of the implementation are explored.

Once a solution method is determined, a program must still be written. As computers have become more powerful, the problems they must solve have become larger and more complex, requiring development of more intricate programs. The goal of this text is to teach students good programming and algorithm analysis skills simultaneously so that they can develop such programs with the maximum amount of efficiency.

This book is suitable for either an advanced data structures course or a first-year graduate course in algorithm analysis. Students should have some knowledge of intermediate programming, including such topics as pointers, recursion,

and object-based programming, as well as some background in discrete math.

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Dynamics of structures : theory and applications to earthquake engineering, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Anil K. Chopra
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering. Dynamics of Structures includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed and the manner of presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated, to make the book suitable for self-study by students and professional engineers.


Introductory circuit analysis, 13th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Robert L. Boylestad
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

The Latest Insights in Circuit Analysis Introductory Circuit Analysis, the number one acclaimed text in the field for over three decades, is a clear and interesting information source on a complex topic. The Thirteenth Edition contains updated insights on the highly technical subject, providing students with the most current information in circuit analysis. With updated software components and challenging review questions at the end of each chapter, this text engages students in a profound understanding of Circuit Analysis.


Digital design : with an introduction to the Verilog HDL, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors M. Morris Mano, Michael D. Ciletti
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Digital Design, fifth edition is a modern update of the classic authoritative text on digital design. This book teaches the basic concepts of digital design in a clear, accessible manner. The book presents the basic tools for the design of digital circuits and provides procedures suitable for a variety of digital applications.


Adaptive filter theory, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Simon Haykin
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Haykin examines both the mathematical theory behind various linear adaptive filters and the elements of supervised multilayer perceptrons. In its fifth edition, this highly successful book has been updated and refined to stay current with the field and develop concepts in as unified and accessible a manner as possible.


Problem solving and program design in C, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors Jeri R. Hanly, Elliot B. Koffman
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Learning to Program with ANSI-C “Problem Solving and Program Design”"in C” teaches readers to program with ANSI-C, a standardized, industrial-strength programming language known for its power and probability. The text uses widely accepted software engineering methods to teach readers to design cohesive, adaptable, and reusable program solution modules with ANSI-C. Through case studies and real world examples, readers are able to envision a professional career in programming.
Widely perceived as an extremely difficult language due to its association with complex machinery, the Eighth Edition approaches C as conducive to introductory courses in program development. C language topics are organized based on the needs of beginner programmers rather than structure, making for an even easier introduction to the subject. Covering various aspects of software engineering, including a heavy focus on pointer concepts, the text engages readers to use their problem solving skills throughout.


Hydrology and floodplain analysis, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Philip B. Bedient, Wayne C. Huber, Baxter E. Vieux
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Hydrology. This text offers a clear and up-to-date presentation of fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. It addresses the computational emphasis of modern hydrology and provides a balanced approach to important applications in watershed analysis, floodplain computation, flood control, urban hydrology, stormwater design, and computer modeling.


Electric circuits, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Electric Circuits, Tenth Edition, is designed for use in a one or two-semester Introductory Circuit Analysis or Circuit Theory Course taught in Electrical or Computer Engineering Departments. This title is also suitable for readers seeking an introduction to electric circuits.

Electric Circuits is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved to meet the changing learning styles of students, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Web development and design foundations with HTML5, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Terry Ann Felke-Morris
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 is intended for use in a beginning web development course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in developing web sites.

Using Hands-On Practice exercises and Web Site Case Studies to motivate readers, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 includes all the necessary lessons to guide students in developing highly effective Web sites. A well-rounded balance of hard skills (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and soft skills (Web Design, e-commerce, Web site promotion strategies) presents everything beginning Web developers need to know to build and promote successful Web sites.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
Build a Strong Foundation of Web Development Skills: A well-rounded foundation of hard and soft skills will help students design web pages for today and tomorrow.
Motivate Students with Hands-on Practice: This text emphasizes hands-on practice through practice exercises within the chapters, end-of-chapter exercises, and the development of websites through ongoing real-world case studies.
Reinforce Concepts with In-text Features: Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on web design, accessibility, and ethics. The appendixes in the Web Developer’s Handbook offer comprehensive, easy-to-use reference materials
Enhance Learning with Instructor and Student Supplements: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.


Computer science : an overview, 12th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors J. Glenn Brooksher and Dennis Brylow
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Computer Science: An Overview is intended for use in the Introduction to Computer Science course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in a breadth-first introduction to computer science.

Computer Science uses broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear and Dennis Brylow encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field. An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science provides students with a general level of proficiency for future courses. This new edition incorporates an introduction to the Python programming language into key chapters.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
Develop a Practical, Realistic Understanding of Computer Science: An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science prepares students for future courses.
Fit your Course Preferences: Individual chapters are independent and can be covered in an order that suits your course.
Use Python to prepare students for future courses: A new focus on Python provides programming tools for exploration and experimentation.
Reinforce Core Concepts: More than 1000 Questions and Exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions give students the opportunity to apply concepts.
Support Learning with Student Resources: The Companion Website www.pearsonhighered.com/brookshear features resources that enhance learning.

Apr 4

RESERVE BOOK


The effect of creep and other time related factors on plastics and elastomers, 3rd Ed.

Author Laurence W. McKeen
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

This reference guide brings together a wide range of critical data on the effect of creep and other long term effects on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data are supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real world engineering contexts and provides the long-term properties data that designers need to create a product that will stand the test of time. This new edition represents a full update of the data, removing all obsolete data, adding new data, and updating the list of plastics manufacturers. Additional plastics have also been included for polyesters, polyamides and others where available, including polyolefins, elastomers and fluoropolymers. Entirely new sections on biodegradable polymers and thermosets have been added to the book. The level of data included – along with the large number of graphs and tables for easy comparison – saves readers the need to contact suppliers, and the selection guide has been fully updated, giving assistance on the questions which engineers should be asking when specifying materials for any given application.

Trustworthy, current data on creep, stress-strain and environmental stress cracking, enabling easier and more effective material selection and product design.
Includes expert guidance to help practitioners make best use of the data.
Entirely new sections added on sustainable and biodegradable polymers, and thermosets.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Molecular sensors and nanodevices : principles, designs and applications in biomedical engineering

Authors John X. J. Zhang, Kazunori Hoshino
Place of Publication Walthan, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

With applications ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring, molecular sensors (also known as biosensors, chemical sensors, or chemosensors), along with emerging nanotechnologies offer not only valuable tools but also unlimited possibilities for engineers and scientists to explore the world. New generation of functional microsystems can be designed to provide a variety of small scale sensing, imaging and manipulation techniques to the fundamental building blocks of materials. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the current and emerging technologies of molecular sensing, explaining the principles of molecular sensor design and assessing the sensor types currently available. Having explained the basic sensor structures and sensing principles, the authors proceed to explain the role of nano/micro fabrication techniques in molecular sensors, including MEMS, BioMEMS, MicroTAS among others. The miniaturization of versatile molecular sensors opens up a new design paradigm and a range of novel biotechnologies, which is illustrated through case studies of groundbreaking applications in the life sciences and elsewhere. As well as the techniques and devices themselves, the authors also cover the critical issues of implantability, biocompatibility and the regulatory framework.
The book is aimed at a broad audience of engineering professionals, life scientists and students working in the multidisciplinary area of biomedical engineering. It explains essential principles of electrical, chemical, optical and mechanical engineering as well as biomedical science, intended for readers with a variety of scientific backgrounds. In addition, it will be valuable for medical professionals and researchers. An online tutorial developed by the authors provides learning reinforcement for students and professionals alike.
Reviews of state-of-the-art molecular sensors and nanotechnologies
Explains principles of sensors and fundamental theories with homework problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate learning
Demystifies the vertical integration from nanomaterials to devices design
Covers practical applications the recent progress in state-of-the-art sensor technologies
Includes case studies of important commercial products
Covers the critical issues of implantability, biocompatibility and the regulatory framework.


Micro and nanofabrication using self-assembled biological nanostructures

Editors Jaime Castillo-León, Winnie E. Svendsen
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

Self-assembled nanostructures based on peptides and proteins have been investigated and presented as biomaterials with an impressive potential for a broad range of applications such as microfabrication, biosensing platforms, drug delivery systems, bioelectronics and tissue reparation. Through self-assembly peptides can give rise to a range of well-defined nanostructures such as nanotubes, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nanotapes, gels and nanorods. However, there are challenges when trying to integrate these biological nanostructures in the development of sensing devices or drug-delivery systems – challenges such as controlling the size during synthesis, the stability in liquid environments and manipulation.

In “Micro and Nanofabrication Using Self-assembled Biological Nanostructures” the options and challenges when using self-assembled peptide nanostructures in micro and nanofabrication are discussed. The publication covers different ways to manipulate, deposit and immobilize on specific locations these biological nanostructures in order to use them in the fabrication of new structures or as part of biosensing platforms. Examples where researchers used biological nanostructures for those types of applications are provided. Finally, future applications are discussed as well as parameters to accelerate and expand the use of these biological building blocks in nano- and micro-fabrication processes by taking advantage of their impressive properties such as low-cost and short synthesis time.


Micro- and nanoengineering of the cell surface

Editors Jeffrey M. Karp, Weian Zhao
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface explores the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes. The book is accessible for readers across industry, academia, and in clinical settings in multiple disciplines, including materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Written by leaders in the field, it covers numerous cell surface engineering methods along with their current and potential applications in cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnosis.

The interface of chemistry, materials science, and biology presents many opportunities for developing innovative tools to diagnose and treat various diseases. However, cell surface engineering using chemistry and materials science approaches is a new and diverse field. This book provides a full coverage of the subject, introducing the fundamentals of cell membrane biology before exploring the key application areas.

Demystifies the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes
Provides a toolkit of micro- and nanoengineering approaches to the manipulation of the cell surface
Unlocks the potential of cell surface manipulation for a range of new applications in the fields of in vitro research, cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnostics.


Manufacturing flexible packaging : materials, machinery, and techniques

Author Thomas Dunn
Place of Publication Oxford, UK2014
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Efficiently and profitably delivering quality flexible packaging to the marketplace requires designing and manufacturing products that are both “fit-to-use” and “fit-to-make”. The engineering function in a flexible packaging enterprise must attend to these dual design challenges.

Flexible Packaging discusses the basic processes used to manufacture flexible packaging products, including rotogravure printing, flexographic printing, adhesive lamination, extrusion lamination/coating; and finishing/slitting. These processes are then related to the machines used to practice them, emphasising the basics of machines’ control systems , and options to minimize wasted time and materials between production jobs.

Raw materials are also considered, including the three basic forms: Rollstock (paper, foil, plastic films); Resin; and Wets (inks, varnishes, primers). Guidance is provided on both material selection, and on adding value through enhancement or modification of the materials’ physical features.

A ‘measures’ section covers both primary material features – such as tensile, elongation, modulus and elastic and plastic regions – and secondary quality characteristics such as seal and bond strengths, coefficient of friction, oxygen barrier and moisture vapour barrier.

Helps engineers improve existing raw material selection and manufacturing processes for manufacturing functional flexible packaging materials.
Covers all aspects of delivering high value packaging to the customer – from the raw materials, to the methods of processing them, the machines used to do it, and the measures required to gauge the characteristics of the product.
Helps engineers to minimize waste and unproductive time in production.


Manufacturing and design : understanding the principles of how things are made

Authors Erik Tempelman, Hugh Shercliff, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Manufacturing and Design presents a fresh view on the world of industrial production: thinking in terms of both abstraction levels and trade-offs. The book invites its readers to distinguish between what is possible in principle for a certain process (as determined by physical law); what is possible in practice (the production method as determined by industrial state-of-the-art); and what is possible for a certain supplier (as determined by its production equipment). Specific processes considered here include metal forging, extrusion, and casting; plastic injection molding and thermoforming; additive manufacturing; joining; recycling; and more.

By tackling the field of manufacturing processes from this new angle, this book makes the most out of a reader’s limited time. It gives the knowledge needed to not only create well-producible designs, but also to understand supplier needs in order to find the optimal compromise. Apart from improving design for production, this publication raises the standards of thinking about producibility.

Emphasizes the strong link between product design and choice of manufacturing process
Introduces the concept of a “production triangle” to highlight tradeoffs between function, cost, and quality for different manufacturing methods
Balanced sets of questions are included to stimulate the reader’s thoughts
Each chapter ends information on the production methods commonly associated with the principle discussed, as well as pointers for further reading
Hints to chapter exercises and an appendix on long exercises with worked solutions available on the book’s companion site: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780080999227/.


Surface modification by solid state processing

Editor Rosa Miranda
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Surface Modification by Solid State Processing describes friction-based surfacing techniques for surface modification to improve resistance to corrosion and wear, also changing surface chemistry.

Surface conditions are increasingly demanding in industrial applications and surface modification can reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs, leading to improved component performance, reliability and lifetime. Friction-based technologies are promising solid state processing technologies, particularly for light alloys, in the manufacturing of composite surface and functionally graded materials

This title is divided into five chapters, and after an introduction the book covers friction surfacing; friction stir processing; surface reinforcements of light alloys; and characterization techniques based on eddy currents.

Describes friction-based surfacing techniques for surface modification to improve resistance to corrosion and wear, and change surface chemistry
Emphasizes industrial applications
Describes existing and emerging techniques.


Product development : a structured approach to consumer product development, design, and manufacture, 2nd Ed.

Authors Anil Mital [and three others]
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Elsevier

Product development teams are composed of an integrated group of professionals working from the nascent stage of new product planning through design creation and design review and then on to manufacturing planning and cost accounting. An increasingly large number of graduate and professional training programs are aimed at meeting that need by creating a better understanding of how to integrate and accelerate the entire product development process. This book is the perfect accompaniment and a comprehensive guide. The second edition of this instructional reference work presents invaluable insight into the concurrent nature of the multidisciplinary product development process. It can be used in the traditional classroom, in professional continuing education courses or for self-study. This book has a ready audience among graduate students in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as in many MBA programs focused on manufacturing management. This is a global need that will find a receptive readership in the industrialized world particularly in the rapidly developing industrial economies of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Reviews the precepts of Product design in a step-by-step structured process and focuses on the concurrent nature of product design.
Helps the reader to understand the connection between initial design and interim and final design, including design review and materials selection.
Offers insight into roles played by product functionality, ease-of assembly, maintenance and durability, and their interaction with cost estimation and manufacturability through the application of design principles to actual products.


Oscillations, waves, and chaos in chemical kinetics

Recommended by: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 130, 131)

Author Stephen K. Scott
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 1994
Publisher Oxford University Press

The phenomena of oscillations, travelling waves, and chaos in reacting chemical systems began as curiosities but now support an active, international research field. This book shows how these “exotic” patterns arise from the underlying chemical mechanisms. The origin of “chemical feedback” is revealed using three example reactions: the isolate-reductant (Landolt) reaction, the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, and the combustion of hydrogen. Thermal feedback is also discussed. These mechanisms lead to clock reactions and travelling reaction fronts, thermal runaway, and flames; to oscillations and excitability; to target patterns, spiral and scroll waves; to bistability, ignition, extinction, and hysteresis; and to complex oscillations and chaos in flow reactors. These phenomena are related to important processes in biology, including the development of cardiac arrhythmias, nerve signal transmission, and animal coat patterning.


Nanotechnology applications for clean water : solutions for improving water quality, 2nd Ed.

Editor Anita Street [and three others]
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications.

Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book describes these technologies in detail and demonstrates how they can provide clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. In addition, the book addresses the societal factors that may affect widespread acceptance of the applications.

Sections are also featured on carbon nanotube arrays and graphene-based sensors for contaminant sensing, nanostructured membranes for water purification, and multifunctional materials in carbon microspheres for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Addresses both the technological aspects of delivering clean water supplies and the societal implications that affect take-up
Details how the technologies are applied in large-scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems
Highlights challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.


Nanomaterials and devices

Authors Donglu Shi, Zizheng Guo, Nicholas Bedford
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

Introducing the fields of nanomaterials and devices, and their applications across a wide range of academic disciplines and industry sectors, Donglu Shi bridges knowledge acquisition and practical work, providing a starting point for the research and development of applications.

The book describes characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation methods and performance testing techniques; the design and development of nano-scale devices; and the applications of nanomaterials, with examples taken from different industry sectors, such as lighting, energy, bioengineering and medicine / medical devices.

Key nanomaterial types are covered, such as carbon nanotubes, nanobiomaterials, nano-magnetic materials, semiconductor materials and nanocomposites. Shi also provides detailed coverage of key emerging technologies such as DNA nanotechnology and spintronics. The resulting text is equally relevant for advanced students (senior and graduate) and for engineers and scientists from a variety of different academic backgrounds working in the multi-disciplinary field of nanotechnology.

Provides detailed guidance for the characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation, and performance testing
Explains the principles and challenges of the design and development of nano-scale devices
Explores applications through cases taken from a range of different sectors, including electronics, energy and medicine.


The craft of system security

Authors Sean Smith, John Marchesini
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Whether you’re a security practitioner, developer, manager, or administrator, this book will give you the deep understanding necessary to meet today’s security challenges–and anticipate tomorrow’s. Unlike most books, The Craft of System Security doesn’t just review the modern security practitioner’s toolkit: It explains why each tool exists, and discusses how to use it to solve real problems.

After quickly reviewing the history of computer security, the authors move on to discuss the modern landscape, showing how security challenges and responses have evolved, and offering a coherent framework for understanding today’s systems and vulnerabilities. Next, they systematically introduce the basic building blocks for securing contemporary systems, apply those building blocks to today’s applications, and consider important emerging trends such as hardware-based security.

After reading this book, you will be able to:

Understand the classic Orange Book approach to security, and its limitations
Use operating system security tools and structures–with examples from Windows, Linux, BSD, and Solaris
Learn how networking, the Web, and wireless technologies affect security
Identify software security defects, from buffer overflows to development process flaws
Understand cryptographic primitives and their use in secure systems
Use best practice techniques for authenticating people and computer systems in diverse settings
Use validation, standards, and testing to enhance confidence in a system’s security
Discover the security, privacy, and trust issues arising from desktop productivity tools
Understand digital rights management, watermarking, information hiding, and policy expression
Learn principles of human-computer interaction (HCI) design for improved security
Understand the potential of emerging work in hardware-based security and trusted computing


Biopolymers : processing and products

Recommending faculty: Dr. Magdaleno Vasquez Jr.

Author Michael Niaounakis
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

Biopolymers and biodegradable plastics are finding new applications in various sectors, from packaging, to medical, automotive and many more. As synthetic plastics are increasingly replaced by their bioplastic equivalents, engineers are facing new challenges including processing, costs, environmental sustainability and – ultimately – developing successful products.

Biopolymers: Processing and Products, the second book of a trilogy dedicated to biopolymers, gives a detailed insight into all aspects of processing, seamlessly linking the science of biopolymers to the latest trends in the development of new products. Processes covered in the book include blending, compounding, treatment, and shaping, as well as the formation of biocomposites. Biopolymer coatings and adhesives are also investigated.

This book unique in its coverage contains information retrieved mainly from patents, which form the bulk of the book. The coverage of processing will help engineers and designers to improve output and efficiency of every stage of the product development process, and will form an indispensable tool in selecting the right biopolymer and processing technique for any given application, covering medical, automotive, food packaging and more. It will assist also engineers, material scientists and researchers to improve existing biopolymer processes and deliver better products at lower cost.

Multi-disciplinary approach and critical presentation of all available processing techniques and new products of biopolymers
Contains information not to be found in any other book
Self-contained chapters


The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma

Editor B. Jack Copeland
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Alan Turing was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This volume makes his key writings available to a non-specialist readership for the first time. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence life all spring from this ground-breaking work.


Biomolecular electronics : bioelectronics and the electrical control of biological systems and reactions

Author Paolo Facci
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

Biomolecular Electronics – the electrical control of biological phenomena – is a scientific challenge that, once fully realized, will find a wide range of applications from electronics and computing to medicine and therapeutic techniques. This new arena of biomolecular electronics is approached using familiar concepts from many areas such as electrochemistry, device electronics and some mechanisms of gene expression level control. Practical techniques are explored by which electrical and electronic means can be used to control biological reactions and processes. Also, the current and future applications for this new and expanding field are discussed. This book is aimed at scientists and engineers involved in both research and commercial applications across fields including bioelectronics, bionanotechnology, electrochemistry and nanomedicine – providing a state-of-the-art survey of what’s going on at the boundary between biology and electronic technology at the micro- and nano- scales, along with a suggestive insight into future possible developments.

Demystifies the science and applications of electrically-driven biological reactions.
Explains how the techniques of bioelectronics and electrochemistry can be deployed as biological control technologies.
Provides applications information for diverse areas from bio-electrochemistry to electrical control of gene expression levels.


Game programming patterns

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza (CoE 197)

Author Robert Nystrom
Place of Publication San Bernardino, CA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Genever Benning

The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need.

You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You’ll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.


Fundamentals of music processing : audio, analysis, algorithms, applications

Recommending faculty:Prof. Franz A. De Leon (CoE 197, EE 286)

Author Meinard Müller
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology.

The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform―concepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context. It then discusses―in a mathematically rigorous way―important techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications. Each chapter ends with a section that includes links to the research literature, suggestions for further reading, a list of references, and exercises. The chapters are organized in a modular fashion, thus offering lecturers and readers many ways to choose, rearrange or supplement the material. Accordingly, selected chapters or individual sections can easily be integrated into courses on general multimedia, information science, signal processing, music informatics, or the digital humanities.


Discrete mathematics with applications, 4th Ed.

Author Susanna S. Epp
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Susanna Epp’s DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, FOURTH EDITION provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof. While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. Overall, Epp’s emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upper-level mathematics courses.


Emerging nanotechnologies for manufacturing, 2nd Ed.

Editors Waqar Ahmed, Mark J. Jackson
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

In the second edition of Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing, an unrivalled team of international experts explores existing and emerging nanotechnologies as they transform large-scale manufacturing contexts in key sectors such as medicine, advanced materials, energy, and electronics. From their different perspectives, the contributors explore technologies and techniques as well as applications and how they transform those sectors.

With updated chapters and expanded coverage, the new edition of Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing reflects the latest developments in nanotechnologies for manufacturing and covers additional nanotechnologies applied in the medical fields, such as drug delivery systems. New chapters on graphene and smart precursors for novel nanomaterials are also added.

This important and in-depth guide will benefit a broad readership, from R&D scientists and engineers to venture capitalists.

Covers nanotechnology for manufacturing techniques and applications across a variety of industries
Explores the latest developments such as nanosuspensions and nanocarriers in drug delivery systems, graphene applications, and usage of smart precursors to develop nanomaterials
Proven reference guide written by leading experts in the field.


Design of experiments for engineers and scientists , 2nd Ed.

Author Jiju Antony
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

The tools and techniques used in Design of Experiments (DoE) have been proven successful in meeting the challenge of continuous improvement in many manufacturing organisations over the last two decades. However research has shown that application of this powerful technique in many companies is limited due to a lack of statistical knowledge required for its effective implementation.

Although many books have been written on this subject, they are mainly by statisticians, for statisticians and not appropriate for engineers. Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists overcomes the problem of statistics by taking a unique approach using graphical tools. The same outcomes and conclusions are reached as through using statistical methods and readers will find the concepts in this book both familiar and easy to understand.

This new edition includes a chapter on the role of DoE within Six Sigma methodology and also shows through the use of simple case studies its importance in the service industry. It is essential reading for engineers and scientists from all disciplines tackling all kinds of manufacturing, product and process quality problems and will be an ideal resource for students of this topic.

Written in non-statistical language, the book is an essential and accessible text for scientists and engineers who want to learn how to use DoE
Explains why teaching DoE techniques in the improvement phase of Six Sigma is an important part of problem solving methodology
New edition includes a full chapter on DoE for services as well as case studies illustrating its wider application in the service industry.


Design and analysis of experiments by Douglas Montgomery : a supplement for using JMP

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Rhodette I. Pedrasa (CoE 197, EE 197, ECE 197)

Authors Heath Rushing, Andrew Karl, and James Wisnowski
Place of Publication Cary, North Carolina
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher SAS Institute Inc.

With a growing number of scientists and engineers using JMP software for design of experiments, there is a need for an example-driven book that supports the most widely used textbook on the subject, Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas C. Montgomery. Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP meets this need and demonstrates all of the examples from the Montgomery text using JMP. In addition to scientists and engineers, undergraduate and graduate students will benefit greatly from this book.
While users need to learn the theory, they also need to learn how to implement this theory efficiently on their academic projects and industry problems. In this first book of its kind using JMP software, Rushing, Karl and Wisnowski demonstrate how to design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency, and performance of working systems using JMP.
Topics include JMP software, two-sample t-test, ANOVA, regression, design of experiments, blocking, factorial designs, fractional-factorial designs, central composite designs, Box-Behnken designs, split-plot designs, optimal designs, mixture designs, and 2 k factorial designs. JMP platforms used include Custom Design, Screening Design, Response Surface Design, Mixture Design, Distribution, Fit Y by X, Matched Pairs, Fit Model, and Profiler.
With JMP software, Montgomery’s textbook, and Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP, users will be able to fit the design to the problem, instead of fitting the problem to the design.
This book is part of the SAS Press program.


Computational analysis of biochemical systems : a practical guide for biochemists and molecular biologists

Author Eberhard O. Voit
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A true understanding of genetic and metabolic function and design is facilitated by mathematical and computational methods for analyzing biochemical systems. This hands-on reference teaches biochemists and molecular biologists the use of modern computational methods for the analysis of complex biomedical systems requiring a modest mathematical background. The book begins with representations of biochemical systems, provides guidelines for setting up models, details mathematical and computational methods of parameter estimation and model analysis, and connects to the modern literature with four detailed case studies. Every step is illustrated with examples and explored with accompanying PLAS software. The volume also features over 250 exercises with about one quarter fully or partially solved.


Assessing and measuring environmental impact and sustainability

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Baladad

Editor Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process?” Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods.

This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability.

Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry
Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment
Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way


Introduction to plasmas and plasma dynamics : with reviews of applications in space propulsion, magnetic fusion and space physics

Authors Thomas M. York, Hai-Bin Tang
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Academic Press

Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics provides an accessible introduction to the understanding of high temperature, ionized gases necessary to conduct research and develop applications related to plasmas. While standard presentations of introductory material emphasize physics and the theoretical basis of the topics, this text acquaints the reader with the context of the basic information and presents the fundamental knowledge required for advanced work or study.

The book relates theory to relevant devices and mechanisms, presenting a clear outline of analysis and mathematical detail; it highlights the significance of the concepts with reviews of recent applications and trends in plasma engineering, including topics of plasma formation and magnetic fusion, plasma thrusters and space propulsion.

Presents the essential principles of plasma dynamics needed for effective research and development work in plasma applications
Emphasizes physical understanding and supporting theoretical foundation with reference to their utilization in devices, mechanisms and phenomena
Covers a range of applications, including energy conversion, space propulsion, magnetic fusion, and space physics.


Interactive computation : the new paradigm

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Editors Dina Goldin, Scott A. Smolka, Peter Wegner
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

The interaction paradigm is a new conceptualization of computational phenomena that emphasizes interaction over algorithms, reflecting the shift in technology from main-frame number-crunching to distributed intelligent networks with graphical user interfaces. The book is arranged in four sections: “Introduction”, comprising three chapters that explore and summarize the fundamentals of interactive computation; “Theory” with six chapters, each discussing a specific aspect of interaction; “Applications,” five chapters showing how this principle is applied in subdisciplines of computer science; and “New Directions,” presenting four multidisciplinary applications. The book challenges traditional Turing machine-based answers to fundamental questions of problem solving and the scope of computation.


High performance polymers, 2nd Ed.

Author Johannes Karl Fink
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Approaching the material from a chemistry and engineering perspective, High Performance Polymers presents the most reliable and current data available about state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication, and application methods of high performance industrial polymers.

Chapters are arranged according to the chemical constitution of the individual classes, beginning with main chain carbon-carbon polymers and leading to ether-containing, sulfur-containing, and so on. Each chapter follows an easily readable template, provides a brief overview and history of the polymer, and continues on to such sub-topics as monomers; polymerization and fabrication; properties; fabrication methods; special additives; applications; suppliers and commercial grades; safety; and environmental impact and recycling.

High Performance Polymers brings a wealth of up-to-date, high performance polymer data to you library, in a format that allows for either a fast fact-check or more detailed study. In this new edition the data has been fully updated to reflect all developments since 2008, particularly in the topics of monomers, synthesis of polymers, special polymer types, and fields of application.

Presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers
Provides fundamental information for practicing engineers working in industries that develop advanced applications (including electronics, automotive and medical)
Discusses environmental impact and recycling of polymers


Handbook of thermoplastic elastomers, 2nd Ed.

Author Jiri George Drobny
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Second Edition presents a comprehensive working knowledge of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), providing an essential introduction for those learning the basics, but also detailed engineering data and best practice guidance for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufacture.

TPEs use short, cost-effective production cycles, with reduced energy consumption compared to other polymers, and are used in a range of industries including automotive, medical, construction and many more. This handbook provides all the practical information engineers need to successfully utilize this material group in their products, as well as the required knowledge to thoroughly ground themselves in the fundamental chemistry of TPEs. The data tables included in this book assist engineers and scientists in both selecting and processing the materials for a given product or application.

In the second edition of this handbook, all chapters have been reviewed and updated. New polymers and applications have been added ― particularly in the growing automotive and medical fields ― and changes in chemistry and processing technology are covered.

Provides essential knowledge of the chemistry, processing, properties, and applications for both new and established technical professionals in any industry utilizing TPEs
Datasheets provide “at-a-glance” processing and technical information for a wide range of commercial TPEs and compounds, saving readers the need to contact suppliers
Includes data on additional materials and applications, particularly in automotive and medical industries

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