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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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DONATED BOOKS


 

Advanced lighting controls : energy savings, productivity, technology and applications

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Editor Craig DiLouie
Place of Publication Lilburn, GA
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher The Fairmont Press, Inc.

Advanced Lighting Controls is edited by Craig DiLouie and written for engineers, architects, lighting designers, electrical contractors, distributors, and building owners and managers. Advanced lighting controls, indicated by research as the “next big thing,” are now mandated by the ASHRAE/IES 91.1-1999 energy standard, the basis for all state energy codes in the U.S., and are becoming the norm rather than the exception in new construction. This book provides in-depth information about the major trends, technologies, codes, and design techniques shaping the use of today’s lighting control systems, including dimming, automatic switching, and global as well as personal control.


CIRCULATION BOOKS

Theory and practice of computation : proceedings of Workshop on Computation : Theory and Practice WCTP2014 : Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines, 6 – 7 October 2014

Recommending Faculty: Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro

Editors Shin-ya Nishizaki, Masayuki Numao, Jaime D. L. Caro, Merlin Teodosia C. Suarez
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This is the proceedings of the Third Workshop on Computing: Theory and Practice, WCTP 2014 devoted to theoretical and practical approaches to computation. This workshop was organized by four top universities in Japan and the Philippines: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Osaka University, University of the Philippines Diliman, and De La Salle University. The proceedings provides a view of the current movement in research in these two countries. The papers included in the proceedings focus on the two research areas: theoretical and practical aspects of computation.


DOE simplified : practical tools for effective experimentation, 3rd Ed.

Recommending Faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 143, 144)

Authors Mark J. Anderson, Patrick J. Whitcomb
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

Offering a planned approach for determining cause and effect, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation, Third Edition integrates the authors’ decades of combined experience in providing training, consulting, and computational tools to industrial experimenters. Supplying readers with the statistical means to analyze how numerous variables interact, it is ideal for those seeking breakthroughs in product quality and process efficiency via systematic experimentation.

Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessors, this edition incorporates a lively approach to learning the fundamentals of the design of experiments (DOE). It lightens up the inherently dry complexities with interesting sidebars and amusing anecdotes.

The book explains simple methods for collecting and displaying data and presents comparative experiments for testing hypotheses. Discussing how to block the sources of variation from your analysis, it looks at two-level factorial designs and covers analysis of variance. It also details a four-step planning process for designing and executing experiments that takes statistical power into consideration.

This edition includes a major revision of the software that accompanies the book (via download) and sets the stage for introducing experiment designs where the randomization of one or more hard-to-change factors can be restricted. Along these lines, it includes a new chapter on split plots and adds coverage of a number of recent developments in the design and analysis of experiments.

Readers have access to case studies, problems, practice experiments, a glossary of terms, and a glossary of statistical symbols, as well as a series of dynamic online lectures that cover the first several chapters of the book.


Construction management : emerging trends and technologies

Author Trefor P. Williams
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

With a fresh approach that addresses the unique features of construction management for the 21st century, this book provides an overview of the construction industry and the management of construction projects. Construction Management: Emerging Trends and Technologies offers solid, foundational concepts in “traditional” areas, including construction contracts, cash flow, estimating and scheduling. Setting it apart from traditional books on the subject, it breaks away from these traditional areas to explore emerging areas of interest, such as “mega-projects,” design-build construction, public private partnerships, the application of information technology to construction, configuration management, and sustainable construction. With thorough, up-to-date information and detailed explanations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of the up-and-coming state of the construction management industry.

Feb 9

DONATED BOOKS


Fundamentals of electronics : DC/AC circuits

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author David L. Terrell
Place of Publication Albany
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Delmar/Thomson Learning

A “must-have” for introductory DC/AC courses, this comprehensive, easy-to-read text covers basic electronics and the behavior of passive components, circuit analysis, ans systematic troubleshooting at the technician and technologist level. Fundamentals of Electronics: DC/AC Circuits id strongly based on Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws and introduces mathematical analysis only after a solid, intuitive understanding of circuit or device operation has been established. Following this “big-picture” teaching style provides a more logical, systematic approach to learning than does a more typical equation-based method that stresses mechanical use of equations. Full of practical applications, explicit examples, and excellent troubleshooting sections, this complete book on AC’DC truly prepared you to apply your knowledge of electronics to the solution of technical problems. A powerful learning package for the technician of tomorrow. A bountiful resource for the technician of today!


Engineering mechanics: Volume 1, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This concise and authoritative book emphasizes basic principles and problem formulation. It illustrates both the cohesiveness of the relatively few fundamental ideas in this area and the great variety of problems these ideas solve. All of the problems address principles and procedures inherent in the design and analysis of engineering structures and mechanical systems, with many of the problems referring explicitly to design considerations.

Sample problems are presented in a single page format with comments and cautions keyed to salient points in the solution.
– Illustrations are color coordinated to identify related ideas throughout the book (e.g., red = forces and moments, green = velocity and acceleration).


Engineering mechanics: Volume 2, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This concise and authoritative book emphasizes basic principles and problem formulation. It illustrates both the cohesiveness of the relatively few fundamental ideas in this area and the great variety of problems these ideas solve. All of the problems address principles and procedures inherent in the design and analysis of engineering structures and mechanical systems, with many of the problems referring explicitly to design considerations.

Sample problems are presented in a single page format with comments and cautions keyed to salient points in the solution.
– Illustrations are color coordinated to identify related ideas throughout the book (e.g., red = forces and moments, green = velocity and acceleration)..


Introduction to real analysis, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Robert G. Bartle, Donald R. Sherbert
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [1992]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Recognizing the increased role of real analysis in economics, management engineering and computer science as well as in the physical sciences, this Second Edition meets the need for an accessible, comprehensive textbook regarding the fundamental concepts and techniques in this area of mathematics. Provides solid coverage of real analysis fundamentals with an emphasis on topics from numerical analysis and approximation theory because of their increased importance to contemporary students. Topics include real numbers, sequences, limits, continuous functions, differentiation, infinite series and more. Topological concepts are now conveniently combined into one chapter. An appendix on logic and proofs helps students in analyzing proofs of theorems.


Elements of applied hydrology

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Authors Don Johnstone and William P. Cross
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1949
Publisher Ronald Press Co.

This book contains an introduction to Hydrology and Related Sciences and the following chapters:
Collection and Presenting Precipitation Data
Collecting and Presenting Runoff Data
Elementary Relationships between Precipitation and RunOff
The Role of the Land
Analysis and Synthesis of the Hydrograph by Unitgraph Methods
Flood Routing
Infiltration Theory and the Analysis of the Hydrograph
The Hydrograph as a Function of Drainage Basin Characteristics
Applications of Statistical Analysis to Hydrology


Microelectronic circuits : analysis and design, 2nd Ed. / Muhammad H. Rashid

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author David
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd

Semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs) are the backbone of modern technology, and thus the study of electronics — which deals with their characteristics and applications — is an integral part of the undergraduate currciculum for students majoring in electrical, electronics, or computer engineering. Traditionally, the basic course in electronics has been a one-year (two-semester) course at most universities and colleges. However, with the emergence of new technologies and university-wide general education requirements, electrical engineering departments are under pressure to reduce basic electronics to a one-semester course. This book can be used fo a one-semester course as well as a two-semester course. The only prerequisite is a course in basic circuit analysis. A one-semester course would cover Chapters 1 through 8, in which the basic techniques for analyzing electronic circuits are introduced using ICs as examples. In a two-semester course, the second semester would focus on detailed analysis of devices and circuits within the ICs and their applications.
The objectives of this book are:
>To develop an understanding of the characteristics of semiconductor devices and commonly used ICs
>To develop skills in analysis and design of both analog and digital circuits
>To introduce students to the various elements of the engineering design process, including formulation of specifications, analysis of alternative solutions, synthesis, decision-making, iterations, consideration of cost factors, simulation, and tolerance issues.


Water-resources engineering

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Authors Ray K. Linsley, Joseph B. Franzini
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1964]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This second edition of Elements of Hydraulic Engineering reflects increased emphasis on water resources planning. Elements of Hydraulic Engineering was the first senior-level book to integrate the broad field of water resources with stress on water-resource management. This edition focuses attention on the planning process and its social and economic implications.
The book introduces water-resources engineering to the undergraduate civil engineering student. It covers the entire field of water-resources engineering, including hydrology, water law, hydraulic structures, economics, and planning.
The material follows the basic courses in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, engineering economy, and materials. It shows the student how and why these basic concepts are employed in the planning of water-resource projects. As a text for senior courses, the book provides background for further work at the graduate level in both basic theory and professional courses. It is also of value to practicing engineers, particularly where general orientation to a specific problem is desired.
The first five chapters present hydrology, the subject basic to all water-management efforts.


The progress of hydrology : proceedings of the first International Seminar for Hydrology Professors: Volume II

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Place of Publication Urbana, Illinois
Date of Publication [1969]
Publisher Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The objectives of the seminar were:
>To acquaint the hydrology professors with new technological developments in hydrology, such as nuclear techniques, space technology, stochastic analysis, and systems simulation and model formulation.
>To determine the current status of teaching and research in basic hydrology with an attempt to provide a bench mark which might serve as a point of departure from the conventional approaches used in hydrologic education.
>To provide for discussion of teaching and research methods, techniques, and instrumentation, including facilities for hydrologic laboratories and teaching aids such as textbooks, slides, and movies.
>To ascertain gaps in our present state of knowledge and to determine research needs and anticipated research trends that might be of value to hydrologic teaching and training.
>To discuss impact of hydrologic education on manpower, on its relation with government agencies, on international cooperation, and on water resources development.

The progress of hydrology : proceedings of the first International Seminar for Hydrology Professors: Volume III

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Place of Publication Urbana, Illinois
Date of Publication [1969]
Publisher Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The objectives of the seminar were:
>To acquaint the hydrology professors with new technological developments in hydrology, such as nuclear techniques, space technology, stochastic analysis, and systems simulation and model formulation.
>To determine the current status of teaching and research in basic hydrology with an attempt to provide a bench mark which might serve as a point of departure from the conventional approaches used in hydrologic education.
>To provide for discussion of teaching and research methods, techniques, and instrumentation, including facilities for hydrologic laboratories and teaching aids such as textbooks, slides, and movies.
>To ascertain gaps in our present state of knowledge and to determine research needs and anticipated research trends that might be of value to hydrologic teaching and training.
>To discuss impact of hydrologic education on manpower, on its relation with government agencies, on international cooperation, and on water resources development.


C++ : how to program, 3rd. Ed.

Authors H. M. Deitel, P. J. Deitel
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd

This book includes:
>ANSI/ISO Standard C++
>Control Structures
>Functions and Arrays.

>Pointers and Strings
>Classes/Data Abstraction
>Operator Overloading
>Inheritance
>Virtual Functions
>Polymorphism
>Steam I/O
>Templates
>Exception Handling
>Files/Data Structures
>Bits and Characters
>Strings and Structures
>Standard Templates/STL
>Internet/Web Resources
UML OOD Case Study
>Object-oriented Design
>Use Case Diagrams
>Object Diagrams
>Association
>Composition
>Statechart Diagrams
>Activity Diagrams
>Sequence Diagrams
>Collaboration Diagrams


Dynamics of fluids in porous media

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Author Jacob Bear
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1972]
Publisher American Elsevier Publishing Company Inc.

This classic work by one of the world’s foremost hydrologists presents a topic encountered in the many fields of science and engineering where flow through porous media plays a fundamental role. It is the standard work in the field, designed primarily for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of ground water hydrology, soil mechanics, soil physics, drainage and irrigation engineering, and petroleum and chemical engineering. It is highly recommended as well for scientists and engineers already working in these fields.
Throughout this generously illustrated, richly detailed study, which includes a valuable section of exercises and answers, the emphasis is on understanding the phenomena occurring in porous media and on their macroscopic description. The book’s chapter titles reveal its comprehensive coverage: Introduction, Fluids and Porous Matrix Properties, Pressures and Piezometric Head, The Fundamental Fluid Transport Equations in Porous Media, The Equation of Motion of a Homogeneous Fluid, Continuity and Conservation Equations for a Homogeneous Fluid, Solving Boundary and Initial Value Problems, Unconfined Flow and the Dupuit Approximation, Flow of Immiscible Fluids, Hydrodynamic Dispersion, and Models and Analogs.
“Systematic and comprehensive . . . a book that satisfies the highest standards of excellence. . . . Will undoubtedly become the standard reference in this field.” — R. Allen Freeze, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Water Resources Research.

Feb 4

DONATED BOOKS


An introduction to analog and digital communications

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author Simon Haykin
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1989
Publisher Wiley

An introductory treatment of communication theory as applied to the transmission of information-bearing signals with attention given to both analog and digital communications. Chapter 1 reviews basic concepts. Chapters 2 through 4 pertain to the characterization of signals and systems. Chapters 5 through 7 are concerned with transmission of message signals over communication channels. Chapters 8 through 10 deal with noise in analog and digital communications. Each chapter (except chapter 1) begins with introductory remarks and ends with a problem set. Treatment is self-contained with numerous worked-out examples to support the theory..


Electronics the easy way, 4th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Rex Miller, Mark R. Miller
Place of Publication Hauppauge, NY
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.

This supplementary textbook for electrical engineering students will also prove enlightening to others who have an aptitude for working with electronic equipment. The authors present a complex subject in step-by-step fashion–literally guiding students through the easy way to understand electronics. This newly updated edition embraces the most recent developments in electronics. Opening with a chapter on the many available careers in the field, the authors continue with a review of the basic principles of electricity and electronics. Subsequent chapters explain semiconductors, audio amplifiers, stereo equipment, oscillators, transmitters, television, lasers and fiber optics, radar, computer hardware, and much more. The book is filled with informative line art and circuitry diagrams..


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

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher World Bank

This book contains a wealth of information and analysis relating to mineral royalties. Primary information includes royalty legislation from over forty nations. Analysis is comprehensive and addresses issues of importance to diverse stakeholders including government policymakers, tax administrators, society, local communities and mining companies. Extensive footnotes and citations provide a valuable resource for researchers..


Engineering information systems in the internet context : IFIP TC8 / WG8.1 Working Conference on Engineering Information Systems in the Internet Context September 25-27, 2002, Kanazawa, Japan

Donated by: Mr. Ariel Betan

Editors Colette Rolland, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Motoshi Saeki
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers

Since the early 1980′s, the IFIP WG8.1 conferences have provided a forum for the presentation and exchange of research results and practical experiences in the field of Information System Engineering. The WG8.1 ’02 Conference is held in the beautiful Kanazawa area in North western Japan. The ubiquitous Web has revolutionised the way organisations communicate and work internally as well as externally and, consequently, the nature of information systems supporting business activities. Web-based systems have become the state of the art in information systems engineering in a very short time. As companies become more international in their strategies and activities, information systems themselves span the globe, led by the Internet. While the risks from failed systems may be enhanced due to higher expectations and increased complexity, we have the opportunity to learn more about the nature of information systems and to develop new engineering techniques and methods to improve the development of information services in a World Wide Web context. The aim theme of this working conference is “Engineering Information Systems in the Internet Context” and the programme address both technologies and methodologies for building them. x The call for the EISIC Conference was given international audience. The program committee was chosen from very well reputed researchers in the international information systems, web information systems and communication communities. Seventeen papers have been selected for presentation and discussion during the conference..


Models for water quality management

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Editor Asit K. Biswas
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1981]
Publisher McGraw-Hill,

This book, Models for water quality management contains the following topics:

> Water Quality Models for River Systems

> Model of the Trent River System, England

> Model of the Saint John River, Canada

> Model of the River Sambre, Belgium

> Model of the Neckar River, Federal Republic of Germany

> Model for the Seine-Normandy Basin, France

> Models for Stratified Impoundments

> Model for Lake Glumso, Denmark


Electricity : principles and applications, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author Richard J. Fowler
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Electricity : principles and applications, Second Edition, is written for students just beginning their study of electricity. No previous formal training in the subject is assumed. Only arithmetic and basic algebra are used in explaining and solving electrical problems. Although simultaneous equations are introduced in Chapter 6, they are defined and explained in some detail before actually being used. Similarly, the elements of trigonometry that relate to alternating current circuits are explained as needed.

The materials in this textbook are arranged in a logical, sequential order. The terms and concepts that are developed and discussed in Chapter 1 are needed to fully understand Chapter 2. The concepts of Chapter 2 are used in Chapter 3, and so on. However, Chapter 6 can be covered out of sequence or omitted entirely without interrupting the continuity of the remaining chapters.

The first half of this text is devoted, in general to the fundamentals of direct current, while the second half focuses in subjects usually associated with alternating current. The transition from dc to ac is distinct enough to allow use of the material in a traditional dc/ac sequence. However, all of the material is structured to provide a unified introduction to the broad subject area called electricity.

Although no prior formal training in electricity is assumed, it is highly unlikely that a student will not have had an extensive exposure to the world of electricity and electronics. For this reason, certain words associated with electricity are expected to have already entered the students’ vocabulary (for example, switch, plug, motor, television, etc.) Nevertheless, strict technical definitions are used throughout (which may help some students rid themselves of misconceptions learned earlier!)

Since concepts build from chapter to chapter, and within a chapter from section to section, students are provided with a number of stopping points for review questions and problems. These reviews serve two purposes: they reveal areas of weakness that require re-study, and they serve as positive reinforcements for material students know Each chapter concludes with a summary of the key concepts covered in the chapter. The summaries will also help identify areas of weakness and reinforce areas of strength. Students should not skim through this material lightly. Finally, a unique color strip along the margin of each page is used to highlight key terms and phrases on each page.

This truly is the age of electricity and electronics. The solid foundation in electricity provided by this text us likely to prove useful, whether a student intends to pursue a career in electricity and electronics or simply needs the material as background information for other pursuits. The content and organization of this book reflects the experience and feedback of years of classroom testing. The author welcomes comments and suggestions from students and teachers alike.


Multidisciplinary creativity : homage to Gheorghe Paun on his 65th birthday

Donated by: Editura Spandugino

Editors Marian Gheorge [and 4 others]
Place of Publication Bucharest
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Spandugino

The book contains original papers dealing with Membrane Computing and Theoretical Computer Science. The topics include mathematical aspects of P systems, modelling of biological processes, combinatorics of words, grammar systems, tree languages, and randomness. Informal personal reflections conclude the book. The book is dedicated to Gheorghe Paun’s 65th birthday.


Electrical and electronic drawing, 5th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Charles J. Baer, John R. Ottaway
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication c1986
Publisher Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

The fifth edition of this book has undergone extensive revision, in response to major changes in the fields of electrical and electronic drawing. For example, many of the new drawings were prepared using computers or systems associated with them. Thus, a new Chapter 2, Computer-Aided Design, has been written to help the student more easily read these drawings and understand the differences between computer-aided and manually created drawings.

Most students do not have easy access to CAD systems that will produce complete electrical drawings. Therefore, Chapter 1, General Drawing Techniques, has been retained and strengthened so that a student who has not had previous drafting experience can quickly learn to make technical drawings that are not highly complex. In other words, he or she should be able to work most of the problems in the book after receiving proper instruction.

New subject material includes surface-mounted devices (Chapter 5), the learning curve (Chapter 8), solar power (Chapter 10), robotics (in several chapters), and printed-circuit board drawing (Chapter 6). However, much of the material from the previous edition that is still appropriate has been retained. It should also be noted that much of the material on instrumentation and controls in this book will not be found in any other book of its kind. In addition, no other text contains as complete a listing of standard symbols and tables as those appearing in Appendixes B and D.

These imporatnt standards have been established by agencies such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute), a private agency founded by industry many years ago, and the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), a professional engineering society. Other standards have been formed as needed by JIC (Joint Industrial Council), NMTBA (National Machine Tool Builders’ Association), NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), and agencies of the U.S. Government.


Linux device drivers / 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Authors Alessandro Rubini & Jonathan Corbet
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA[2001]
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

This book is for anyone who wants to support computer peripherals under the Linux operating system or who wants to develop new hardware and run it under Linux. Linux is the fastest-growing segment of the Unix market, is winning over enthusiastic adherents in many application areas, and is being viewed more and more as a good platform for embedded systems. Linux Device Drivers, already a classic in its second edition, reveals information that heretofore has been shared by word of mouth or in cryptic source code comments, on how to write drivers for a wide range of devices.Version 2.4 of the Linux kernel includes significant changes to device drivers, simplifying many activities, but providing subtle new features that can make a driver both more efficient and more flexible. The second edition of this book thoroughly covers these changes, as well as new processors and buses.You don’t have to be a kernel hacker to understand and enjoy this book; all you need is an understanding of C and some background in Unix system calls. You’ll learn how to write drivers for character devices, block devices, and network interfaces, guided by full-featured examples that you can compile and run without special hardware. Major changes in the second edition include discussions of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and locking, new CPUs, and recently supported buses. For those who are curious about how an operating system does its job, this book provides insights into address spaces, asynchronous events, and I/O.Portability is a major concern in the text. The book is centered on version 2.4, but includes information for kernels back to 2.0 where feasible. Linux Device Driver also shows how to maximize portability among hardware platforms; examples were tested on IA32 (PC) and IA64, PowerPC, SPARC and SPARC64, Alpha, ARM, and MIPS.Contents include:

Building a driver and loading modules

Complete character, block, and network drivers

Debugging a driver

Timing

Handling symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems

Memory management and DMA

Interrupts

Portability issues

Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI).


Electronics technology fundamentals : conventional flow version, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Robert T. Paynter, B.J. Toby Boydell
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Developed to address the fundamentals in reduced time, this unique book provides complete and concise coverage of the fundamentals of electronics without redundant examples and the equation derivations that take up so much space in traditional books. With an emphasis on component and circuit operation, analysis, applications, and testing, this book thoroughly explores the foundation of DC circuits, AC circuits, discrete electronic devices and op-amps in a narrative that readers can understand. Revamped with a new four-color illustration and photo design, the Second Edition offers an updated pedagogical package that includes chapter opening vignettes, new margin notes, and component testing and applications discussions. For electrical engineers..


PHP and MySQL for dynamic Web sites

Author Larry Ullman Place of Publication Berkeley, CA Date of Publication [2003] Publisher Peachpit Press

When static HTML pages no longer cut it, you need to step up to dynamic, database-driven sites that represent the future of the Web. In PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, the author of best-selling guides to both the database program (MySQL) and the scripting language (PHP) returns to cover the winning pair in tandem the way users work with them today to build dynamic sites using Open Source tools. Using step-by-step instructions, clearly written scripts, and expert tips to ease the way, author Larry Ullman discusses PHP and MySQL separately before going on to cover security, sessions and cookies, and using additional Web tools, with several sections devoted to creating sample applications. A companion Web site includes source code and demonstrations of techniques used in the volume. If you’re already at home with HTML, you’ll find this volume the perfect launching pad to creating dynamic sites with PHP and MySQL.

Sep 3

RESERVE BOOKS


Shigley’s mechanical engineering design, 10th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155, 258)

Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.


Mechanics of materials, 7th Ed.

Author Ferdinand P. Beer
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since publication, Mechanics of Materials provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives students the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, instructors and students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.

McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.


Geographic information science & systems, 4th Ed.

Author Paul A. Longley
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Effective use of today’s vast geographic information (GI) resources requires more than just powerful technology for problem solving. It requires science to help us understand the way the world works, and to help us devise effective procedures for making decisions. Three previous editions have established this text as a defining multidisciplinary treatment of the scientific principles that underpin the use of geographic information technologies for problem solving. This extensively revised and updated edition provides a guide to the enduring scientific principles and information systems that support effective use of today’s GI. It also provides a primer on essential methods for analysis of GI, and the ways in which effective management of GI informs policy and action.


Engineering economy, 16th Ed.

Authors William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling Global
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.

Engineering Economy is intended to serve as a text for classroom instruction in undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. It also serves as a basic reference for use by practicing engineers in all specialty areas (e.g., chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering). The book is also useful to persons engaged in the management of technical activities.

Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.


Introduction to probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 5th Ed.

(ES 21)

Author Sheldon M. Ross
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists provides a superior introduction to applied probability and statistics for engineering or science majors. Ross emphasizes the manner in which probability yields insight into statistical problems; ultimately resulting in an intuitive understanding of the statistical procedures most often used by practicing engineers and scientists. Real data sets are incorporated in a wide variety of exercises and examples throughout the book, and this emphasis on data motivates the probability coverage. As with the previous editions, Ross’ text has tremendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications connect probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.

Clear exposition by a renowned expert author
Real data examples that use significant real data from actual studies across life science, engineering, computing and business
End of Chapter review material that emphasizes key ideas as well as the risks associated with practical application of the material
25% New Updated problem sets and applications, that demonstrate updated applications to engineering as well as biological, physical and computer science
New additions to proofs in the estimation section
New coverage of Pareto and lognormal distributions, prediction intervals, use of dummy variables in multiple regression models, and testing equality of multiple population distributions.


GPS satellite surveying, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: ()

Authors Alfred Leick, Lev Rapoport, Dmitry Tatarnikov
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

mploy the latest satellite positioning tech with this extensive guide
GPS Satellite Surveying is the classic text on the subject, providing the most comprehensive coverage of global navigation satellite systems applications for surveying. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the field’s latest developments, this new edition contains new information on GNSS antennas, Precise Point Positioning, Real-time Relative Positioning, Lattice Reduction, and much more. New contributors offer additional insight that greatly expands the book’s reach, providing readers with complete, in-depth coverage of geodetic surveying using satellite technologies. The newest, most cutting-edge tools, technologies, and applications are explored in-depth to help readers stay up to date on best practices and preferred methods, giving them the understanding they need to consistently produce more reliable measurement.

Global navigation satellite systems have an array of uses in military, civilian, and commercial applications. In surveying, GNSS receivers are used to position survey markers, buildings, and road construction as accurately as possible with less room for human error. GPS Satellite Surveying provides complete guidance toward the practical aspects of the field, helping readers to:

Get up to speed on the latest GPS/GNSS developments
Understand how satellite technology is applied to surveying
Examine in-depth information on adjustments and geodesy
Learn the fundamentals of positioning, lattice adjustment, antennas, and more
The surveying field has seen quite an evolution of technology in the decade since the last edition’s publication. This new edition covers it all, bringing the reader deep inside the latest tools and techniques being used on the job. Surveyors, engineers, geologists, and anyone looking to employ satellite positioning will find GPS Satellite Surveying to be of significant assistance.


Combustion, 5th Ed.

Recommending faculty: ()

Authors Irvin Glassman, Richard A. Yetter, Nick G. Glumac
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Academic Press

Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts.

Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications―including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering.

New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion―all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales)
New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms
Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications
Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames―for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization.


RESERVE BOOKS


Marine structural design calculations

Recommending faculty:Prof. Paul L. Rodgers (ME 165)

Author Mohamed A. El-Reedy
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

The perfect guide for veteran structural engineers or for engineers just entering the field of offshore design and construction, Marine Structural Design Calculations offers structural and geotechnical engineers a multitude of worked-out marine structural construction and design calculations. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.

Calculation methods for all areas of marine structural design and construction are presented and practical solutions are provided. Theories, principles, and practices are summarized. The concentration focuses on formula selection and problem solving. A “quick look up guide”, Marine Structural Design Calculations includes both fps and SI units and is divided into categories such as Project Management for Marine Structures; Marine Structures Loads and Strength; Marine Structure Platform Design; and Geotechnical Data and Pile Design. The calculations are based on industry code and standards like American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as institutions like the American Petroleum Institute and the US Coast Guard. Case studies and worked examples are included throughout the book.

Calculations are based on industry code and standards such as American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Complete chapter on modeling using SACS software and PDMS software
Includes over 300 marine structural construction and design calculations
Worked-out examples and case studies are provided throughout the book
Includes a number of checklists, design schematics and data tables


Mechanisms and machines : kinematics, dynamics, and synthesis

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142)

Author Michael M. Stanisic
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

MECHANISMS AND MACHINES: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND SYNTHESIS has been designed to serve as a core textbook for the mechanisms and machines course, targeting junior level mechanical engineering students. The book is written with the aim of providing a complete, yet concise, text that can be covered in a single-semester course. The primary goal of the text is to introduce students to the synthesis and analysis of planar mechanisms and machines, using a method well suited to computer programming, known as the Vector Loop Method. Author Michael Stanisic’s approach of teaching synthesis first, and then going into analysis, will enable students to actually grasp the mathematics behind mechanism design. The book uses the vector loop method and kinematic coefficients throughout the text, and exhibits a seamless continuity in presentation that is a rare find in engineering texts. The multitude of examples in the book cover a large variety of problems and delineate an excellent problem solving methodology.


Sustainable materials, processes and production

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 10, 131)

Author Rob Thompson
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd

Describes 35 ecologically sound materials and processes
This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. It includes in-depth analysis of fifteen materials, fourteen processes, and six production life cycles, supplemented by specially commissioned photographs and diagrams.


Plant design and operations

Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 186, 187, 188)

Author Ian Sutton
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Gulf Professional Publishing

Plant Design and Operations provides practical guidance on the design, operation, and maintenance of process facilities. The book is based on years of hands-on experience gathered during the design and operation of a wide range of facilities in many different types of industry including chemicals, refining, offshore oil and gas, and pipelines. The book helps managers, engineers, operators, and maintenance specialists with advice and guidance that can be used right away in working situations.

Each chapter provides information and guidance that can be used immediately. For example, the chapter on Energy Control Procedures describes seven levels of positive isolation ― ranging from a closed block valve all the way to double block and bleed with line break. The Safety in Design chapter describes topics such as area classification, fire protection, stairways and platforms, fixed ladders, emergency showers, lighting, and alarms.

Other areas covered in detail by the book include security, equipment, and transportation. A logical, practical guide to maintenance task organization is provided, from conducting a Job Hazards Analysis to the issue of a work permit, and to the shutdown and isolation of equipment. Common hazards are covered in detail, including flow problems, high pressure, corrosion, power failure, and many more.

Provides information to managers, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel which is immediately applicable to their operations
Supported by useful, real-world examples and experience from a wide range of facilities and industries
Includes guidance on occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and personal protective equipment.


Boilers : a practical reference

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165, 286)

Author Kumar Rayaprolu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Following the publication of the author’s first book, Boilers for Power and Process by CRC Press in 2009, several requests were made for a reference with even quicker access to information. Boilers: A Practical Reference is the result of those requests, providing a user-friendly encyclopedic format with more than 500 entries and nearly the same number of supporting illustrations.

Written for practicing engineers and dealing with practical issues rather than theory, this reference focuses exclusively on water tube boilers found in process industries and power plants. It provides broad explanations for the following topics:

A range of boilers and main auxiliaries, as well as steam and gas turbines
Traditional firing techniques―grates, oil/gas, and modern systems
Industrial, utility, waste heat, MSW and bio-fuel-fired boilers, including supercritical boilers
The scientific fundamentals of combustion, heat transfer, fluid flow, and more
The basics of fuels, water, ash, high-temperature steels, structurals, refractory, insulation, and more
Additional engineering topics like boiler instruments, controls, welding, corrosion, and wear
Air pollution, its abatement techniques and their effect on the design of boilers and auxiliaries
Emerging technologies such as carbon capture, oxy-fuel combustion, and PFBC

This reference covers almost every topic needed by boiler engineers in process and power plants. An encyclopedia by design and a professional reference book by focus and size, this volume is strong on fundamentals and design aspects as well as practical content. The scope and easy-to-navigate presentation of the material plus the numerous illustrations make this a unique reference for busy design, project, operation, and consulting engineers..


Metalworking doing it better : machining, welding, fabricating

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

Author Tom Lipton
Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. Perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. It will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster!

Users will learn about: The shop environment. Basic generic skills such as drawing and sketching, accuracy, speed, shop math and trigonometry, and angles. Setting up your shop, including floors, light, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, raw material storage and handling, safety equipment, filing, sawing, rigging and lifting. Manual and CNC lathes. Manual and CNC mills. Welding. Flame straightening. Sheet metal, patterns, cones, and tanks and baffles. Sanding, grinding, and abrading.

Features

Covers hundreds of shop-tested techniques. These creative and unique techniques have been shop-tested by the author the old-fashioned way, by repetition and hard work. Features hundreds of 4-color photographs. Metalworking —Doing It Betterincludes over 900 4-color images personally photographed by the author to illustrate the methods he describes in the book. Fully integrates text and photographs. The guide has been designed so that in virtually every case, the tips and the supporting photographs appear together on the same page. Provides wide range of topics. Many of the topics address specific trade skills, working with manual and CNC lathes and mills, as well as welding flame straightening, sheet metal, sanding, grinding, and abrading. Earlier chapters focus on general across-the-board skills, including essential shop math and trigonometry, accuracy, speed, drawing, and sketching. Includes extensive guidance for setting up your workshop. Chapter 4 helps you with shop basics — finding the right floor and lights, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, storage and handling of raw materials, and much more. Written from a folksy, personal perspective. The tips and techniques are presented as an ongoing, informal conversation between the author and the reader.


Bioprocess engineering principles, 2nd Ed.

Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

Author Pauline M. Doran
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Focal Press

This welcome new edition discusses bioprocess engineering from the perspective of biology students. It includes a great deal of new material and has been extensively revised and expanded. These updates strengthen the book and maintain its position as the book of choice for senior undergraduates and graduates seeking to move from biochemistry/microbiology/molecular biology to bioprocess engineering.
All chapters thoroughly revised for current developments, with over 200 pgs of new material, including significant new content in: Metabolic Engineering, Sustainable Bioprocessing, Membrane Filtration, Turbulence and Impeller Design, Downstream Processing, Oxygen Transfer Systems
Over 150 new problems and worked examples
More than 100 new illustrations.


Machine analysis with computer applications for mechanical engineers

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142, 153, 154, 155)

Author James Doane
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

The aim of this book is to motivate students into learning Machine Analysis by reinforcing theory and applications throughout the text. The author uses an enthusiastic ‘hands-on’ approach by including photos of actual mechanisms in place of abstract line illustrations, and directs students towards developing their own software for mechanism analysis using Excel & Matlab.


Sheet metal forming processes and die design

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

Author Vukota Boljanovic
Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts. Included are the “hows” and “whys” of product analysis, as well as the techniques for blanking, punching, bending, deep drawing, stretching, material economy, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, and tooling. Its focus is on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques.


Cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space : new perspectives on geographic information research

Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

Editors Martin Raubal, David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book (D. M. Mark and A. U. Frank, Eds., 1991, Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences 63. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London), and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community.

It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others, and invited contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science were invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches.

The meeting was very successful and compared the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turned to the future: What are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned?
This edited book will assess the current state of the field through chapters by participants in the 1990 and 2010 meetings and will also document an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.


Information fusion and geographic information systems (IF & GIS 2013) : environmental and urban challenges

Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

Editor Vasily Popovich
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

The Workshop Proceedings reflect problems of advanced geo-information science with a special emphasis on environmental and urban challenges. The Proceedings incorporate papers presented by leading scientists doing research on environmental issues from modeling to analysis, information processing and visualization. As well as practitioners engaged in GIS and GIS applications development. The Proceedings pay close attention to the problems of scientific and technological innovations as well application opportunities such as getting environmental and global warming problems under control, as well as the monitoring, planning and simulation of urban systems with respect to economic trends as related to: Artificial intelligence; GIS ontologies; GIS data integration and modeling; Environmental management ; Urban GIS; Transportation GIS; GIS data fusion; GIS and corporate information systems; GIS and real-time monitoring systems; GIS algorithms and computational issues; Landscape studies; Global warming; GIS and the Arctic sea; Novel and emerging GIS research areas; Maritime and environmental GIS; and Coastal GIS.


GPS stochastic modelling : signal quality measures and ARMA processes

Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 154, 168, 174, GmE 211, 242)

Author Xiaoguang Luo
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, have become an efficient, reliable and standard tool for a wide range of applications. However, when processing GNSS data, the stochastic model characterising the precision of observations and the correlations between them is usually simplified and incomplete, leading to overly optimistic accuracy estimates.

This work extends the stochastic model using signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements and time series analysis of observation residuals. The proposed SNR-based observation weighting model significantly improves the results of GPS data analysis, while the temporal correlation of GPS observation noise can be efficiently described by means of autoregressive moving average (ARMA) processes. Furthermore, this work includes an up-to-date overview of the GNSS error effects and a comprehensive description of various mathematical methods.


Visualizing data patterns with micromaps

Recommending faculty:Prof. Wilfredo Rada,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 38, 173)

Authors Daniel B. Carr, Linda Williams Pickle
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

After more than 15 years of development drawing on research in cognitive psychology, statistical graphics, computer science, and cartography, micromap designs are becoming part of mainstream statistical visualizations. Bringing together the research of two leaders in this field, Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps presents the many design variations and applications of micromaps, which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps. This full-color book helps readers simultaneously explore the statistical and geographic patterns in their data.

After illustrating the three main types of micromaps, the authors summarize the research behind the design of visualization tools that support exploration and communication of spatial data patterns. They then explain how these research findings can be applied to micromap designs in general and detail the specifics involved with linked, conditioned, and comparative micromap designs. To compare and contrast their purposes, limitations, and strengths, the final chapter applies all three of these techniques to the same demographic data for Louisiana before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Supplementary website
Offering numerous ancillary features, the book’s website at http://mason.gmu.edu/~dcarr/Micromaps/ provides many boundary files and real data sets that address topics, such species biodiversity and alcoholism. One complete folder of data examples presents cancer statistics, risk factors, and demographic data. The site includes CCmaps, the dynamic implementation of conditioned micromaps written in Java, as well as a link to a generalized micromaps program. It also contains R functions and scripts for linked and comparative micromaps, enabling re-creation of all the corresponding examples in the book.


Biophysical applications of satellite remote sensing

Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (GE 179, 212, GmE 211)

Editor Jonathan M. Hanes
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

A variety of biophysical applications (e.g. leaf area index and gross primary productivity) have been derived from measurements of the Earth system obtained remotely by NASA’s MODIS sensors and other satellite platforms. In Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, the authors describe major applications of satellite remote sensing for studying Earth’s biophysical phenomena. The focus of the book lies on the broad palette of specific applications (metrics) of biophysical activity derived using satellite remote sensing. With in-depth discussions of satellite-derived biophysical metrics that focus specifically on theory, methodology, validation, major findings, and directions of future research, this book provides an excellent resource for remote sensing specialists, ecologists, geographers, biologists, climatologists, and environmental scientists.


Knowledge systems of societies for adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change

Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GmE 202)

Editor Nautiyal Sunil
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on “knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change” was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto “Germany and India – Infinite Opportunities.” This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.


Geoid determination : theory and methods

Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 153, GmE 211)

Editors Fernando Sansò, Michael Sideris
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on this subjext. More specifically, the book presents (for the first time in a single volume) the theory and methodology of the most common technique used for precise determination of the geoid, including the computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. These are illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids. In addition, the book provides the fundamentals of estimating orthometric heights without spirit levelling, by properly combining a geoid with heights from GPS. Besides the geodectic and geophysical uses, this last application has made geoid computation methods very popular in recent years because the entire GPS and GIS user communities are interested in estimating geoid undulations in order to convert GPS heights to physically meaningful orthometric heights (elevations above mean sea level). The overall purpose of the book is, therefore, to provide the user community (academics, graduate students, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS users, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, which will supply them with the complete roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulas to the available numerical methods and their implementation and the test in practice.


Environmental geoinformatics : monitoring and management

Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 190)

Authors Joseph L. Awange, John B. Kyalo Kiema
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

There is no doubt that today, perhaps more than ever before, humanity faces a myriad of complex and demanding challenges. These include natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, energy shortages, diminishing biodiversity, increasing losses from natural disasters, and climate change with its associated potentially devastating consequences, such as rising sea levels.
These human-induced and natural impacts on the environment need to be well understood in order to develop informed policies, decisions, and remedial measures to mitigate current and future negative impacts. To achieve this, continuous monitoring and management of the environment to acquire data that can be soundly and rigorously analyzed to provide information about its current state and changing patterns, and thereby allow predictions of possible future impacts, are essential. Developing pragmatic and sustainable solutions to address these and many other similar challenges requires the use of geodata and the application of geoinformatics.
This book presents the concepts and applications of geoinformatics, a multidisciplinary field that has at its core different technologies that support the acquisition, analysis and visualization of geodata for environmental monitoring and management. We depart from the 4D to the 5D data paradigm, which defines geodata accurately, consistently, rapidly and completely, in order to be useful without any restrictions in space, time or scale to represent a truly global dimension of the digital Earth. The book also features the state-of-the-art discussion of Web-GIS.
The concepts and applications of geoinformatics presented in this book will be of benefit to decision-makers across a wide range of fields, including those at environmental agencies, in the emergency services, public health and epidemiology, crime mapping, environmental management agencies, tourist industry, market analysis and e-commerce, or mineral exploration, among many others.

The title and subtitle of this textbook convey a distinct message. Monitoring -the passive part in the subtitle – refers to observation and data acquisition, whereas management – the active component – stands for operation and performance. The topic is our environment, which is intimately related to geoinformatics. The overall message is: all the mentioned elements do interact and must not be separated. Hans-Peter B ahr, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.


Refrigeration and air conditioning, 3rd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author C.P. Arora
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The need for a modern textbook in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning has been felt for a long time. This book presents a basic as well as applied thermodynamic treatment of the subject in a very comprehensive manner based on years of teaching and learning effort at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Mumbai and Delhi, and interaction with the industry.

The book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate and to some extend postgraduate students of engineering. A few texts follow the extremely rigorous approach, whereas others are restricted to merely elementary and empirical form. In this text a conscious effort has been made to maintain a reasonable level of rigour, but at the same time to employ simple techniques for solving fairly complex problems Throughout the book, emphasis has been laid on physical understanding while at the same time relying on simple analytical treatment. A sound physical basis has also been laid for obtaining fairly precise estimates of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.


Aerodynamics for engineers, 5th Ed.

Doanted by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors John J. Bertin, Russell M. Cummings
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ/td>
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall<

Revised to reflect the technological advances and modern application in Aerodynamics, the Fifth Edition of Aerodynamics for Engineers merges fundamental fluid mechanics, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics techniques to build a solid foundation for students in aerodynamic applications from low-speed flight through hypersonic flight. It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.


Audel automated machines and toolmaking, 5th Ed.

Donated by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Rex Miller, Mark Richard Miller
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Wiley

Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic and digital controls, is the ultimate guide to automated machines and toolmaking. Whether you’re a professional machinist, an apprentice, or a trade student, this fully illustrated volume helps you work with metal-safely, precisely, efficiently-using today’s tools and techniques. It’s packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job.
* Understand automated machine fundamentals and work with jigs and fixtures
* Learn the basics of spiral and helix milling, gear cutting, and cam machining
* Discover how to cut, punch, or shape a die with minimum waste
* Master the operations of today’s grinders and lapping machines
* Find out all about toolmaking, from allowances and tolerances to layouts and master plates
* Follow the clear, step-by-step illustrations to gain a hands-on knowledge of techniques and procedures.


Dominador I. Ilio : engineer, poet, writer

Donated by: Beta Epsilon Fraternity

Authors Arnold Alamon and Ramon Ramirez
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Beta Epsilon Alumni Inc.

This book was first suggested in 2004 by a friend of Prof. Dominador Ilio to put in print the life of an accomplished engineer, poet and writer; one who knew many aspects of UP life since the 1930s. Prof. Ilio welcomed the idea and thought he would write his story himself

After he passed away in 2006 at 92 without leaving a manuscript, his fraternity brothers in Beta Epsilon Alumni, Inc. (BEAI) revived the idea. Nothing much came out of it until 2009 when BEAI President Roger Victor Buendia (now, Executive Vice President & COO of PNOC Renewables Corporation) pushed for the book project in a very determined way by creating in mid-2009 a Dom Ilio Book Project Committee.

Dominador Ilio, Jr. gave the committee free access to the many memorabilia items of Prof. Ilio, including thick notes of what we discovered to be the initial drafts for his autobiographical book. Fraternity brothers led by industrialist Manuel Agustines and construction magnate Isidro Consunji provided the funds for the digital archiving of the memorabilia items and the writing and publication of a biography book.

This book aims to provide the readers, especially the youth, an idea of how a young man from a small town in a Visayan province struggled to acquire an education and training to become an engineer, poet, and writer in order to better serve his country.

The book committee acknowledges with much thanks the full assistance extended by Dominador Ilio, Jr, and the Ilio family. It likewise greatly appreciates the moral and financial support by the brothers of Beta Epsilon fraternity.


Illuminated isles : empowering the Philippine countryside through rural electrification

Author National Electrification Administration
Place of Publication Cubao, Quezon City
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Project Brio Media House

Illuminated Isles is more than a coffee book or a commemoration of the National Electrification Administration’s nearly five decades of service.

It is history, tribute, travelogue, pictorial journey–the sum of many parts that makes rural electrification one of the most successful programs undertaken by the Philippine government.

To tell the story, this book is divided into two chapters.

Chapter I consists of stories of energized cities, towns, and sitios throughout the country. These accounts aim to transport you to each place–whether it’s a building city like Gensan or an isolated village in the protected wetlands of Agusan–to show you beauty of place, richness of culture, and the progress that’s possible in an energized community.

The stories represent various regions of the Philippines and are arranged chronologically, beginning with a story on the heritage of Region I and ending with a profile of a day in the life of the floating village of Sitangkai in ARMM. You’ll also find, alongside the main story, a fast fact on the electric cooperative (EC) that services the area.

Chapter II takes a closer look at some of the ECs that energized these regions and the private power companies that helped make it possible. The stories are presented alphabetically, but each one can be read in the order you prefer.

The photographs that lavishly illustrate the book deepen our appreciation of the different facets of Philippine life: from common sights viewed in an extraordinary way to little-seen corners of the Philippines.

Finally, NEA and Project Brio Media House wish to thank everyone who made this book possible: the ECs for being kind and generous hosts, the locals who shared their stories or contributed information, and the sponsors without whom this book would not have seen the light of day. Their support and generosity are acknowledged in a section that follows Chapter II.

Every effort was made to include the most-up-to-date information as of publishing time. We relied on resource persons, interviews, and published materials for accuracy. We can only hope that you find the fruits of our labor, this book in your hands, informative and inspiring.


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers handbook : refrigeration

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero (ME)

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook€”Refrigeration covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. This volume includes data and guidance on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial and medical applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration; and includes a dual-unit CD.
CD System Requirements: Windows: CD-ROM drive; 1.3 GHz or faster processor; Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (62-bit and 64-big); 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher; 350 MB hard-disk space. Macintosh: Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 or v. 10.6.4; 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 415 MB hard-disk space; 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 recommended); Safari 4 for Mac OS X v. 10.5.8, Safari 4 or 5.0x for Mac OS X v. 10.6.4, Safari 6.0 for Mac OS X v. 10.7.4 or v. 10.8; Firefox; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher. Citation: 2014 ASHRAE Handbook

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.

Some of the areas we publish in include:
-Energy Modeling and Auditing
-High Performance Building Design
-Psychrometrics
-Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Quality
-Data Center Energy Efficiency
-Noise & Vibration Control
-Humidity Control
-HVAC for Healthcare Facilities.

Aug 11

RESERVE BOOKS


Introduction to probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 11th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 21)

Author Sheldon M. Ross
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication C2009
Publisher Elsevier

This updated text provides a superior introduction to applied probability and statistics for engineering or science majors. Ross emphasizes the manner in which probability yields insight into statistical problems; ultimately resulting in an intuitive understanding of the statistical procedures most often used by practicing engineers and scientists. Real data sets are incorporated in a wide variety of exercises and examples throughout the book, and this emphasis on data motivates the probability coverage. As with the previous editions, Ross’ text has remendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications apply probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.


Statistical quality control : a modern introduction, 7th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia S. Soriano (IE 135)

Author Douglas C. Montgomery
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd

The Seventh Edition of Statistical Quality Control provides a comprehensive treatment of the major aspects of using statistical methodology for quality control and improvement. Both traditional and modern methods are presented, including state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control, and statistically designed experiments for process characterization, optimization, and process robustness studies. The Seventh Edition continues to focus on DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control – the problem-solving strategy of Six Sigma) including a chapter on the implementation process.


Applied statistics and probability for engineers, 6th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia S. Soriano (IE 27, 28)

Authors Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

The text provides a practical approach oriented to engineering as well as chemical and physical sciences. Students learn how the material will be relevant in their careers through the integration throughout of unique problem sets that reflect realistic applications and situations. Applied Statistics, 6th Edition is suitable for either a one- or two-term course in probability and statistics.


Engineering design, 5th Ed.

Authors George E. Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Dieter’s Engineering Design represents a major update of this classic textbook for senior design courses. As in previous editions, Engineering Design provides a broader overview of topics than most design texts and contains much more prescriptive guidance on how to carry out design. Dieter focuses on material selection as well as how to implement the design process. Engineering Design provides the senior mechanical engineering students with a realistic understanding of the design process. It is written from the viewpoint that design is the central activity of the engineering profession, and it is more concerned with developing attitudes and approaches than in presenting design techniques and tools.


Shigley’s mechanical engineering design, 10th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155, 258)

Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett adapted by Kiatfa Tangchaichit
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.


Introduction to probability models

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 21)

Author Sheldon M. Ross
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication C2009
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

heldon Ross’s classic bestseller, Introduction to Probability Models, has been used extensively by professionals and as the primary text for a first undergraduate course in applied probability. It introduces elementary probability theory and stochastic processes, and shows how probability theory can be applied fields such as engineering, computer science, management science, the physical and social sciences, and operations research.

The hallmark features of this renowned text remain in this eleventh edition: superior writing style; excellent exercises and examples covering the wide breadth of coverage of probability topic; and real-world applications in engineering, science, business and economics. The 65% new chapter material includes coverage of finite capacity queues, insurance risk models, and Markov chains, as well as updated data.

Updated data, and a list of commonly used notations and equations, instructor’s solutions manual

Offers new applications of probability models in biology and new material on Point Processes, including the Hawkes process

Introduces elementary probability theory and stochastic processes, and shows how probability theory can be applied in fields such as engineering, computer science, management science, the physical and social sciences, and operations research

Covers finite capacity queues, insurance risk models, and Markov chains

Contains compulsory material for new Exam 3 of the Society of Actuaries including several sections in the new exams

Appropriate for a full year course, this book is written under the assumption that students are familiar with calculus.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Cellular manufacturing : mitigating risk and uncertainty

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 151, 152)

Author John X. Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

In today’s business world, competitiveness defines the industrial leading edge. Organizations and businesses of all sizes are adopting Lean manufacturing practices to increase efficiency and address worries about their bottom lines. In a detailed review of this staple of Lean manufacturing, Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty outlines how cellular manufacturing can do just that. It demonstrates how this approach can help you and your teams build a variety of products with as little waste as possible.

The book begins by presenting a survey of the current state of existing methods that can best be used in the handling of the bottleneck machines and parts problem, which results from the cellular manufacturing system design. It then explores how decision making under risk is used to help the designer select the best cell arrangement in case of probabilistic production volume and maximize the profit imposed by resource capacity constraints. The author then presents a method for the system design of a manufacturing cell that aims for profit maximization over a certain period of time. He also discusses robust design, illustrated with a real application.

Put simply, cellular manufacturing integrates machinery and a small team of staff, directed by a team leader, so all the work on a product or part can be accomplished in the same cell eliminating resources that do not add value to the product. A concise yet unique reference, this book incorporates decision making under risk into cellular manufacturing. The text makes the link that ties cellular manufacturing to the bottom line. It helps you recognize savings opportunities from elimination of downtime between operations, decreased material handling costs, decreased work-in-progress inventory and associated costs, reduced opportunity for handling errors, decreased downtime spent waiting for supplies or materials, and reduced losses from defective or obsolete products.


Industrial engineering applications in emerging countries

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia Soriano (IE 153, 155)

Editors İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Bahar Y. Kara, and Bopaya Bidanda
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The second volume of a three-volume series on global logistics management, this book focuses on recent developments and implementations of operations research techniques on selected logistic problems in emerging countries. The book covers topics ranging from quality management in pharmaceutical supply chains to risk analysis of maritime ports and identifies quality management practices that impact supply chain performance using empirical data from pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Pakistan. It provides case studies and discusses the application of IE tools.


Global logistics management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 155)

Editors Bahar Y. Kara, İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Bopaya Bidanda
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Global Logistics Management focuses on the evolution of logistics in the last two decades, and highlights recent developments from a worldwide perspective. The book details a wide range of application-oriented studies, from metropolitan bus routing problems to relief logistics, and introduces the state of the art on some classical applications. The book addresses typical logistic problems, most specifically the vehicle routing problem (VRP), followed by a series of analyses and discussions on various logistics problems plaguing airline and marine systems.

The text addresses problems encountered in continuous space, and discusses the issue of consolidation, scheduling, and replenishment decisions together with routing. It proposes a methodology that supports decision making at a tactical and operational level associated with daily inventory management, and also examines the three-echelon logistic network.

This material provides numerous examples and additional topics that include:

An analysis for the airline industry and a novel approach for airline logistics including fare pricing and seat inventory control

The berth-crane allocation problem in container terminals

A marine system logistics application

Ice navigation problems and factors that affect ice navigation

Pharmaceutical warehouse route design problems

An application in healthcare logistics in which medical suppliers are evaluated through a fuzzy linguistic representation model

A real data-driven simulation model that outputs a new shuttle system

A model that integrates routing and batching problems

Joint replenishment and transportation problems

Global Logistics Management clearly illustrates logistic problems encountered in many different application areas, and provides you with the latest advances in classical applications.


Cultural ergonomics : theory, methods, and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 160)

Editors Tonya L. Smith-Jackson, Marc L. Resnick, Kayenda T. Johnson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Even when products and systems are highly localized, rarely is there one design suitable for a single, mono-cultural population of users. The products and systems created and used are cultural artifacts representing shared cognitions that characterize mental models that result from interactions with physical environments. Thus, culture is embedded and impacts the extent to which products are usable, accessible, useful, and safe. Products and systems that deviate from users’ mental models may have negative consequences for users, ranging from minor annoyance to more serious consequences such as severe injury or death.

Both an introduction and a primer, Cultural Ergonomics: Theory, Methods, and Applications demonstrates how cultural ergonomics can be applied in research and practitioner contexts. It covers selection of theories, descriptions of research designs, methods to analyze the results, case studies, and strategies used to draw inferences and conclusions in a vast array of areas including occupational safety, global issues, emergency management, human-computer interaction, warnings and risk communications, and product design.

Human factors/ergonomics, as a discipline, is slowly integrating cultural ergonomics into efforts to explore human capabilities and limitations in the context of design and evaluation. Edited by experts and containing contributions from pioneers in this area, this book provides examples and methodologies within a human factors framework. It provides systematic methods to apply what is learned from analysis of culture to the design, development, and evaluation of products and systems.


Energy resources : availability, management, and environmental impacts

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

Authors Kenneth J. Skipka, Louis Theodore
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impacts identifies historical increases in demand and a continuing lack of viable management policies for regional and global energy problems. Considering the state and consumption of energy resources on a worldwide level, the authors outline and address three primary issues that they view as growing concerns: the exploitation of current forms of energy, the environmental consequences, and the social and economic ramifications involved.

The initial chapters offer an overview of energy management, providing an introduction to energy, energy-related engineering principles, regulations, energy conservation, and sustainability. The book discusses all energy resource forms from fossil fuels to renewable resources. The authors introduce an energy matrix providing an analytical structure that quantitatively can be used to evaluate resource options and their impacts.

The concluding chapters provide insight into the driving forces that have shaped energy policy to date and the uncertainties that face future policymakers. The book analyzes various aspects of energy management. It poses concerns and offers solutions, including a proposed approach for developing, organizing, and implementing a national energy plan for the U.S.

A Template for Developing an Energy Policy

Examines the issues involved with energy management

Explores the best options for achieving energy independence

Provides quantitative approaches to energy policy development

Discusses specific structural and analytical approaches to solving energy management problems

The book considers conservation and the development of new, less expensive energy forms, and the impact these can make in slowing growth in demand while fueling efficiency. It analyzes the availability of traditional energy resources and a method of quantifying their energy, economic, and environmental impacts to provide adequate, inexpensive, long-term energy supplies. It also examines the feasibility of solar power, wind, tidal, geothermal, nuclear, and other less traditional sources of energy.


2015 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning applications

Donated by: Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2015 ASHRAE Handbook HVAC Applications comprises more than 60 chapters covering a broad range of facilities and topics,written to help engineers design and use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. Main sections cover comfort,industrial, energy-related, general applications, and building operations and management. ASHRAE Technical Committees in each subject area have reviewed all chapters and revised them as needed for current technology and design practice.An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.


2013 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

Donated by: Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2013 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. Updated with research sponsored by ASHRAE and others, this volume includes 1,000 pages and 39 chapters covering general engineering information, basic materials, climate data, load and energy calculations, duct and pipe design, and sustainability, plus reference tables for abbreviations and symbols, I-P to SI conversions, and physical properties of materials.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.


2012 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems and equipment

Donated by: Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2012 ASHRAE Handbook–HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

System Requirements: MS Windows XP, Vista, or 7; Mac OS X v. 10.4.11 or higher; 256 MB of RAM; PDF viewing software; 125 MB hard disk space; web browswer

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.


Management science, operations research and project management : modelling, evaluation, scheduling, monitoring

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153)

Author Jose Ramon San Cristobal Mateo
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Gower Press

Due to its societal and economic relevance, Project Management (PM) has become an important discipline and a concept critical to modern organizations, public and private. PM as an academic discipline is discussed both in Management Science and in Operations Research. Management Science tends to focus on quantitative tools and the soft skills necessary to manage projects successfully. Operations Research gives the essential scientific contribution to the success of project management through the development of models and algorithms. In Management Science, Operations Research and Project Management, José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo fills the gap between scientific research and the practical application of that research. Project managers need formal training in decision-making but sometimes, they do not have an in-depth knowledge of Operations Research or they lack the necessary theoretical background. This book, with its focus on the quantitative models of Operations Research and Management Science applied to Project Management, provides project managers with the tools and methods necessary to manage projects successfully. Project managers operate in a complex global environment, in which numerous factors need to be considered, such as minimizing total project costs, meeting contracted dates, and ensuring that activities achieve certain quality levels. The focus here on the application of quantitative models of Operations Research and Management Science applied to Project Management provides them with the tools and methods necessary to make sound decisions.


Probability and statistics : a didactic introduction

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 27, 28)

Editors José I. Barragués, Adolfo Morais, Jenaro Guisasola
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

With contributions by leaders in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of probability and statistics. Each of the chapters covers a major topic and offers an intuitive view of the subject matter, methodologies, concepts, terms, and related applications. The book is suitable for use for entry level courses in first year university studies of Science and Engineering, higher level courses, postgraduate university studies and for the research community.


Wind tunnels : models, aerodynamics and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223, 323)

Editor Russell Mikel
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The models, aerodynamics and applications of wind tunnels are discussed in this profound book. It will be a valuable tool for students and professionals. It provides an insight into various designs of wind tunnelling and their tremendous research potential. It compiles researches conducted by experts on subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel designs, applicable for a broad range of disciplines. The book discusses various aspects of stationary and portable subsonic wind tunnel designs. It also elucidates topics related to supersonic wind tunnel and discusses a method to address fluctuating effects of fan blade rotation. This book also covers an analysis of wind tunnel applications across a multitude of engineering fields including civil, mechanical, chemical and environmental engineering.


System safety engineering and risk assessment : a practical approach, 2nd Ed.

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

Author Nicholas J. Bahr
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and governments around the world a pragmatic and reasonable approach to system safety and risk assessment techniques. It explains in easy-to-understand language how to design workable safety management systems and implement tested solutions immediately.

The book is intended for working engineers who know that they need to build safe systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To make it easy to get started quickly, it includes numerous real-life engineering examples. The book’s many practical tips and best practices explain not only how to prevent accidents, but also how to build safety into systems at a sensible price. The book also includes numerous case studies from real disasters that describe what went wrong and the lessons learned.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:
New chapter on developing government safety oversight programs and regulations, including designing and setting up a new safety regulatory body, developing safety regulatory oversight functions and governance, developing safety regulations, and how to avoid common mistakes in government oversight
Significantly expanded chapter on safety management systems, with many practical applications from around the world and information about designing and building robust safety management systems, auditing them, gaining internal support, and creating a safety culture
New and expanded case studies and “Notes from Nick’s Files” (examples of practical applications from the author’s extensive experience)
Increased international focus on world-leading practices from multiple industries with practical examples, common mistakes to avoid, and new thinking about how to build sustainable safety management systems
New material on safety culture, developing leading safety performance indicators, safety maturity model, auditing safety management systems, and setting up a safety knowledge management system


Modeling and simulation-based systems engineering handbook

Recommending faculty: Dr. ()

Editors Daniele Gianni, Andrea D’Ambrogio, Andreas Tolk
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The capability modeling and simulation (M&S) supplies for managing systems complexity and investigating systems behaviors has made it a central activity in the development of new and existing systems. However, a handbook that provides established M&S practices has not been available. Until now. Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook details the M&S practices for supporting systems engineering in diverse domains. It discusses how you can identify systems engineering needs and adapt these practices to suit specific application domains, thus avoiding redefining practices from scratch.

Although M&S practices are used and embedded within individual disciplines, they are often developed in isolation. However, they address recurring problems common to all disciplines. The editors of this book tackled the challenge by recruiting key representatives from several communities, harmonizing the different perspectives derived from individual backgrounds, and lining them up with the book’s vision. The result is a collection of M&S systems engineering examples that offer an initial means for cross-domain capitalization of the knowledge, methodologies, and technologies developed in several communities. These examples provide the pros and cons of the methods and techniques available, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid.

As our society moves further in the information era, knowledge and M&S capabilities become key enablers for the engineering of complex systems and systems of systems. Therefore, knowledge and M&S methodologies and technologies become valuable output in an engineering activity, and their cross-domain capitalization is key to further advance the future practices in systems engineering. This book collates information across disciplines to provide you with the tools to more efficiently design and manage complex systems that achieve their goals.


Solar energy fundamentals

Recommending faculty: Dr. Miguel Escoto Jr. (EgyE 201, 241, 321)

Author Robert K. McMordie Editors Mitchel C. Brown, Robert S. Stoug
Place of Publication Lilburn, GA
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher The Fairmont Press, Inc.

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Evaluation of human work, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 160, 161)

Editors John R. Wilson and Sarah Sharples
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a “doing it” perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches.

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:
Significant change of authorship and content in each chapter
Five new chapters covering inclusive design, situation awareness, neuroergonomics, ergonomics and quality, and standards in ergonomics design and evaluation
Discussion of the idea of reflective practice and Ergonomics/Human Factors
Examination of the systems perspective now prevalent in the field
Coverage of new tools and the relationship between these physiologically measured parameters and theoretical concepts such as workload, fatigue, stress, or effort
In addition to being a foundational text, the book is an authoritative reference for practising ergonomists. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition retains the features that have made the book a perennial favorite. After reading each chapter you will feel as though you understand the context of how to practise ergonomics and what aspects of method selection and implementation you should consider. The book provides a guide to the benefits ergonomics and human factors can offer industry, business, or human service professionals.


The multibody systems approach to vehicle dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142)

Authors Michael Blundell, Damian Harty
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Filling the gaps between subjective vehicle assessment, classical vehicle dynamics and computer-based multibody approaches, The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics offers unique coverage of both the virtual and practical aspects of vehicle dynamics from concept design to system analysis and handling development.

The book provides valuable foundation knowledge of vehicle dynamics as well as drawing on laboratory studies, test-track work, and finished vehicle applications to gel theory with practical examples and observations. Combined with insights into the capabilities and limitations of multibody simulation, this comprehensive mix provides the background understanding, practical reality and simulation know-how needed to make and interpret useful models.

New to this edition you will find coverage of the latest tire models, changes to the modeling of light commercial vehicles, developments in active safety systems, torque vectoring, and examples in AView, as well as updates to theory, simulation, and modeling techniques throughout.

Unique gelling of foundational theory, research findings, practical insights, and multibody systems modeling know-how, reflecting the mixed academic and industrial experience of this expert author team
Coverage of the latest models, safety developments, simulation methods, and features bring the new edition up to date with advances in this critical and evolving field.


Industrial engineering non-traditional applications in international settings

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 155)

Editors Bopaya Bidanda, İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Bahar Y. Kara
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group

Industrial engineering originated in the United States, and although the popularity of this discipline has grown worldwide, there is still little information available outside of the US regarding its practical use and application. Industrial Engineering Non-Traditional Applications in International Settings raises the bar and examines industrial engineering from a global perspective. Representing the best papers from the International Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE) conference held in Istanbul in June 2013, and developed by contributors from at least six different countries, this material lends their expertise on the international impact of industrial engineering applications and provides a thorough understanding of the subject.

Focusing on two key aspects of the industrial engineering (IE) discipline, non-traditional settings and international environments, the book introduces applications and incorporates case studies illustrating how IE-based tools and techniques have been applied to diverse environments around the world. Each chapter represents a novel application of industrial tools and techniques. In addition, the authors highlight some of the more exciting developments and implementations of industrial engineering. The book enables both students and practitioners to learn from universal best practices and observe the international growth of the discipline.

Consisting of ten chapters, this groundbreaking work includes content that:

Presents applications in the area of natural resource development, or more specifically open-pit mining, to optimize the extraction sequence of blocks―an operation that can have a major impact on mining profitability
Studies disasters and details where to best locate sites for disaster waste procession (multiobjective optimization is used to identify site locations and provide solution guidance)
Examines factors affecting buying patterns and behaviors at private shopping clubs (Turkey is used as a benchmark and a technology acceptance model is used to study the buying behavior)
Explores optimization methods that can be used to increase the effectiveness of the timing of traffic signals
Discusses the Turkish banking sector and the measurement of efficiency of its banks (a topic that greatly impacts the emerging financial market)
Applies quantitative models to study 29 commercial banks and 12 investment banks
Industrial Engineering Non-Traditional Applications in International Settings explores the globalization of this expanding discipline and serves as a guide to industry professionals including systems, industrials, manufacturing engineers, design, production, environmental, and Lean Six Sigma engineers, and is also relevant to applied ergonomics, business scm, business logistics, and business operations management.


International facility management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 152)

Compiled by Kathy O. Roper & Lisa J. Borello
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

This up-to-date compilation of topics on the maturity and changes occurring within facility management worldwide offers insights into the growth and development of FM and its impact on today’s business organisations.
International Facility Management presents a comprehensive and diverse collection of topics that provides current, cutting edge research in the evolving field of FM. The editors here offer a holistic approach to both the study and the practice of facility management, incorporating the perspective of scholars and practitioners from across the globe.

Topics covered deal with the changes occurring in the field today and include key research areas for both academics and practitioners. The focus is on actual practice of FM organizations – rather than on what FM should be – and the authors examine the latest techniques, models and case studies to provide a unique exploration of the new global world of facility management.

Chapters here cover the changing spectrum of topics including sustainability and energy conservation, and workplace transitions for greater collaboration. The international scope and emphasis on maturity and professionalism of the field further sets this book apart from its competitors.


Producing fuels and fine chemicals from biomass using nanomaterials

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 222)

Editors Rafael Luque, Alina Mariana Balu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Scarcity of resources and increasing population and energy demands are important issues of the twenty-first century. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to produce suitable alternatives―such as renewable resources―for a more sustainable future. One of the most promising and widely available renewable feedstocks is biomass, which has significant potential for conversion to materials, fuels, and chemicals. In addition, nanomaterials can be designed for a range of applications including energy storage, fuel production, and nanocatalysis. Designing nanomaterials for the valorization of biomass and waste feedstocks is a major step in advancing the application of nanomaterials and helping to move us toward the goal of a sustainable economy.

Producing Fuels and Fine Chemicals from Biomass Using Nanomaterials offers a wide-ranging approach to the development of innovative nanomaterials for biomass conversion and the production of energy and high-added-value chemicals, including biochemicals, biomaterials, and biofuels. The book is organized into three parts according to nanomaterial applications: Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion, Biofuels from Biomass Valorization Using Nanomaterials, and Production of High-Added-Value Chemicals from Biomass Using Nanomaterials.

Providing a multidisciplinary perspective, this book covers the most important aspects of topics such as solar energy storage, design of carbonaceous nanomaterials as heterogeneous catalysts for producing biofuels, catalytic reforming of biogas into syngas using a range of nanoparticles, and biofuels production from waste oils and fats. It also describes the design and development of biocatalytic, solid acid, photocatalytic, and nanostructured materials for the conversion of various biomass feedstocks to valuable chemicals as intermediates to end products, such as biopolymers, bioplastics, biofuels, agrochemicals, and pharmaceutical products.


The essentials of project management, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153)

Authors Dennis Lock
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Gower Publishing Limited

In recent years organizations of all kinds have learned that project working, once considered significant only for engineering and construction companies, can help to ensure that the intended benefits of business change will be realized in full and on time. This development means that more people than ever before need to understand the basic process, language and purpose of project working. That awareness is important not only for those actually engaged in project work, in all sectors of industry and commerce, but also for senior managers, project sponsors and the other stakeholders. The fourth edition of Essentials of Project Management is the junior complement to Dennis Lock’s comprehensive, successful and encyclopaedic textbook, Project Management (now in its Tenth Edition). Essentials provides a concise, straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the business manager or student. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces the key project management procedures and explains clearly how and when to use them. The Essentials of Project Management remains the ideal first text for anyone new to project working or students studying project management as part of a wider business qualification or degree.


Statistical methods for survival data analysis, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 27, 28)

Authors Elisa T. Lee, John Wenyu Wang
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments, Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Fourth Edition continues to deliver a comprehensive introduction to the most commonly-used methods for analyzing survival data. Authored by a uniquely well-qualified author team, the Fourth Edition is a critically acclaimed guide to statistical methods with applications in clinical trials, epidemiology, areas of business, and the social sciences. The book features many real-world examples to illustrate applications within these various fields, although special consideration is given to the study of survival data in biomedical sciences.

Emphasizing the latest research and providing the most up-to-date information regarding software applications in the field, Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Fourth Edition also includes:

Marginal and random effect models for analyzing correlated censored or uncensored data
Multiple types of two-sample and K-sample comparison analysis
Updated treatment of parametric methods for regression model fitting with a new focus on accelerated failure time models
Expanded coverage of the Cox proportional hazards model
Exercises at the end of each chapter to deepen knowledge of the presented material
Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis is an ideal text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses on survival data analysis. The book is also an excellent resource for biomedical investigators, statisticians, and epidemiologists, as well as researchers in every field in which the analysis of survival data plays a role.


Fundamentals of ecotoxicology : the science of pollution

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular

Author Michael C. Newman
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

An integrated analysis exploring current and relevant concepts, Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition extends the dialogue further from the previous editions and beyond conventional ecosystems. It explores landscape, regional, and biospheric topics, communicating core concepts with subjects ranging from molecular to global issues. It addresses the increasing growth and complexity of ecotoxicological problems, contains additional vignettes, and employs input from a variety of experts in the field.

Divided into 14 chapters, the book begins with an overall history of the field. It details the essential features of the key contaminants of concern today, including their sources. It examines bioaccumulation, the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization, and the regulatory aspects of the field addressing the technical issues of risk assessment. The author includes appendices illustrating important environmental laws and regulations, and compiles key terms not already identified by section headings in the glossary. He also provides suggested readings at the end of each chapter and presents study questions at the end of the book.

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition contains a broad overview of ecotoxicology, and provides a basic understanding of the field. Designed as a textbook for use in introductory graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses in ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental pollution, and environmental science, it can also be used as a general reference for practicing environmental toxicologists.


Thermal energy storage technologies for sustainability : systems design, assessment and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 236)

Authors Kalaiselvam, R. Parameshwaran
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Academic Press

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use.
Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems
Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries
Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems.


Biomass and biofuels : advanced biorefineries for sustainable production and distribution

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 222, 322)

Editors Shibu Jose, Thallada Bhaskar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world’s energy resources and their impacts. A complete knowledge of the dynamics underpinning energy markets is necessary for decision-makers reconciling economic, energy, and environmental objectives.

Those that anticipate global energy developments successfully can derive an advantage, while those that fail to do so risk making poor policy and investment decisions. Focused on solving the key challenges impeding the realization of advanced cellulosic biofuels and bioproducts in rural areas, Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution provides comprehensive information on sustainable production of biomass feedstock, supply chain management of feedstocks to the biorefinery site, advanced conversion processes, and catalysts/biocatalysts for production of fuels and chemicals using conventional and integrated technologies.

The book also presents detailed coverage of downstream processing, and ecological considerations for refineries processing lignocellulosic and algal biomass resources. Discussions of feedstock raw materials, methods for biomass conversion, and its effective integration to make biorefinery more sustainable – economically, environmentally, and socially – give you the tools to make informed decisions.


Design of fluid thermal systems, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223, 236, 323)

/Author William S. Janna
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

This book is designed to serve senior-level engineering students taking a capstone design course in fluid and thermal systems design. It is built from the ground up with the needs and interests of practicing engineers in mind; the emphasis is on practical applications. The book begins with a discussion of design methodology, including the process of bidding to obtain a project, and project management techniques. The text continues with an introductory overview of fluid thermal systems (a pump and pumping system, a household air conditioner, a baseboard heater, a water slide, and a vacuum cleaner are among the examples given), and a review of the properties of fluids and the equations of fluid mechanics. The text then offers an in-depth discussion of piping systems, including the economics of pipe size selection. Janna examines pumps (including net positive suction head considerations) and piping systems. He provides the reader with the ability to design an entire system for moving fluids that is efficient and cost-effective. Next, the book provides a review of basic heat transfer principles, and the analysis of heat exchangers, including double pipe, shell and tube, plate and frame cross flow heat exchangers. Design considerations for these exchangers are also discussed. The text concludes with a chapter of term projects that may be undertaken by teams of students.


Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics : an integrated approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 63, 267, 268)

Authors Robert J. Hardy and Christian Binek
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher ohn Wiley & Sons Ltd

This textbook brings together the fundamentals of the macroscopic and microscopic aspects of thermal physics by presenting thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as complementary theories based on small numbers of postulates. The book is designed to give the instructor flexibility in structuring courses for advanced undergraduates and/or beginning graduate students and is written on the principle that a good text should also be a good reference.

The presentation of thermodynamics follows the logic of Clausius and Kelvin while relating the concepts involved to familiar phenomena and the modern student’s knowledge of the atomic nature of matter. Another unique aspect of the book is the treatment of the mathematics involved. The essential mathematical concepts are briefly reviewed before using them, and the similarity of the mathematics to that employed in other fields of physics is emphasized.

The text gives in depth treatments of low density gases, harmonic solids, magnetic and dielectric materials, phase transitions, and the concept of entropy. The microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles of statistical mechanics are derived and used as the starting point for the analysis of fluctuations, blackbody radiation, the Maxwell distribution, Fermi-Dirac statistics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and the statistical basis of computer simulations.


Bioenergy research : advances and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular

Editors Vijai K. Gupta
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications brings biology and engineering together to address the challenges of future energy needs. The book consolidates the most recent research on current technologies, concepts, and commercial developments in various types of widely used biofuels and integrated biorefineries, across the disciplines of biochemistry, biotechnology, phytology, and microbiology.

All the chapters in the book are derived from international scientific experts in their respective research areas. They provide you with clear and concise information on both standard and more recent bioenergy production methods, including hydrolysis and microbial fermentation. Chapters are also designed to facilitate early stage researchers, and enables you to easily grasp the concepts, methodologies and application of bioenergy technologies. Each chapter in the book describes the merits and drawbacks of each technology as well as its usefulness.

The book provides information on recent approaches to graduates, post-graduates, researchers and practitioners studying and working in field of the bioenergy. It is an invaluable information resource on biomass-based biofuels for fundamental and applied research, catering to researchers in the areas of bio-hydrogen, bioethanol, bio-methane and biorefineries, and the use of microbial processes in the conversion of biomass into biofuels.

Reviews all existing and promising technologies for production of advanced biofuels in addition to bioenergy policies and research funding
Cutting-edge research concepts for biofuels production using biological and biochemical routes, including microbial fuel cells
Includes production methods and conversion processes for all types of biofuels, including bioethanol and biohydrogen, and outlines the pros and cons of each.


Human factors models for aviation accident analysis and prevention

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 256)

Authors Thomas G.C. Griffin, Mark S. Young, Neville A. Stanton
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Ashgate Publishing Limited

The investigation and modelling of aviation accident causation is dominated by linear models. Aviation is, however, a complex system and as such suffers from being artificially manipulated into non-complex models and methods. This book addresses this issue by developing a new approach to investigating aviation accident causation through information networks. These networks centralise communication and the flow of information as key indicators of a system’s health and risk. This holistic approach focuses on the system environment, the activity that takes place within it, the strategies used to conduct this activity, the way in which the constituent parts of the system (both human and non-human) interact and the behaviour required. Each stage of this book identifies and expands upon the potential of the information network approach, maintaining firm focus on the overall health of a system. The book’s new model offers many potential developments and some key areas are studied in this research. Through the centralisation of barriers and information nodes the method can be applied to almost any situation. The application of Bayesian mathematics to historical data populations provides scope for studying error migration and barrier manipulation. The book also provides application of these predictions to a flight simulator study for the purposes of validation. Beyond this it also discusses the applicability of the approach to industry. Through working with a legacy airline the methods discussed are used as the basis for a new and prospective safety management system.


Managing for quality and performance excellence. 9th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 22, 135, 153)

Authors James R. Evans, William M. Lindsay
Place of Publication Mason, OH
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher South-Western Cengage Learning

Prepare for success in quality management today with this leading text that focuses on the fundamental principles of total quality and emphasizes high-performance management practices, such as those reflected in the Baldrige Criteria. These authors are experienced leaders in the fields of performance management and quality. Look no further for the definitive resource for coverage of ISO 9000 certification, Six Sigma, and the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award standards. A wealth of current examples from leading organizations throughout the world reflects quality as they emphasize the practical aspects of the book’s managerial focus and pertinent technical topics. You can efficiently prepare to become an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, as this edition covers most of the Body of Knowledge required for ASQ certification. It’s everything you need, now and throughout your career, to ensure quality management success.

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Digital design and computer architecture, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba (CoE 113, EEE 21/105)

Authors David Money Harris, Sarah L. Harris
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Digital Design and Computer Architecture takes a unique and modern approach to digital design. Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, Harris and Harris use these fundamental building blocks as the basis for what follows: the design of an actual MIPS processor. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own microprocessor and will have a top-to-bottom understanding of how it works. Harris and Harris have combined an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on approach to digital design.

This second edition has been updated with new content on I/O systems in the context of general purpose processors found in a PC as well as microcontrollers found almost everywhere. The new edition provides practical examples of how to interface with peripherals using RS232, SPI, motor control, interrupts, wireless, and analog-to-digital conversion. High-level descriptions of I/O interfaces found in PCs include USB, SDRAM, WiFi, PCI Express, and others. In addition to expanded and updated material throughout, SystemVerilog is now featured in the programming and code examples (replacing Verilog), alongside VHDL. This new edition also provides additional exercises and a new appendix on C programming to strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture.

SECOND Edition Features

  • Covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of a MIPS microprocessor.
  • Features side-by-side examples of the two most prominent Hardware Description Languages (HDLs)―SystemVerilog and VHDL―which illustrate and compare the ways each can be used in the design of digital systems.
  • Includes examples throughout the text that enhance the reader’s understanding and retention of key concepts and techniques.
  • Companion Web site includes links to CAD tools for FPGA design from Altera and Mentor Graphics, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Updated based on instructor feedback with more exercises and new examples of parallel and advanced architectures, practical I/O applications, embedded systems, and heterogeneous computing

  • Presents digital system design examples in both VHDL and SystemVerilog (updated for the second edition from Verilog), shown side-by-side to compare and contrast their strengths
  • Includes a new chapter on C programming to provide necessary prerequisites and strengthen the connection between programming and processor architecture
  • Companion Web site includes links to Xilinx CAD tools for FPGA design, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises.

Instructors can also register at textbooks.elsevier.com for access to:

  • Solutions to all exercises (PDF)
  • Lab materials with solutions
  • HDL for textbook examples and exercise solutions
  • Lecture slides (PPT)
  • Sample exams
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Figures from the text (JPG, PPT)

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Electric drives, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan C. Nerves (EE 246)

Authors Ion Boldea, S.A. Nasar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Electric drives are everywhere, and with the looming promise of electric vehicles and renewable energy, they will become more complex and the demands on their capabilities will continue to increase. To keep up with these trends, students require hands-on knowledge and a keen understanding of the subtleties involved in the operation of modern electric drives. The best-selling first edition of Electric Drives provided such an understanding, and this Second Edition offers the same approach with up-to-date coverage of all major types of electric drives, both constant and variable speed.

This book provides a self-contained treatment of low-, medium-, and large-power drives illustrated by numerous application examples, problems, digital simulation results, and test results for both steady state and dynamic operation. This edition features updated material in every chapter, including references; new material on AC brush series motors, capacitor-split inductor motors, single-phase PMSMs and switched reluctance motors, and tooth-wound PMSMs, all with numerical examples; new case studies on AC synchronous and induction motors; and a new chapter on control of electric generators. The companion CD-ROM features the full text, class slides for instructors, and MATLAB® simulations of 10 closed-loop drives, two of which are new to this edition.

With a practical, hands-on approach, Electric Drives, Second Edition is the ideal textbook to help students design, simulate, build, and test modern electric drives, from simple to complex.


Transformers : analysis, design, and measurement

Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan C. Nerves (EE 145)

Editors Xose M. Lopez-Fernandez, H. Bulent Ertan, Janusz Turowski
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press

Recent catastrophic blackouts have exposed major vulnerabilities in the existing generation, transmission, and distribution systems of transformers widely used for energy transfer, measurement, protection, and signal coupling. As a result, the reliability of the entire power system is now uncertain, and many blame severe underinvestment, aging technology, and a conservative approach to innovation.

Composed of contributions from noted industry experts around the world, Transformers: Analysis, Design, and Measurement offers invaluable information to help designers and users overcome these and other challenges associated with the design, construction, application, and analysis of transformers. This book is divided into three sections to address contemporary economic, design, diagnostic, and maintenance aspects associated with power, instrument, and high-frequency transformers.

Topics covered include:

  • Design considerations
  • Capability to withstand short circuits
  • Insulation problems
  • Stray losses, screening, and local excessive heating hazard
  • Shell type and superconducting transformers
  • Links between design and maintenance
  • Component-related diagnostics and reliability
  • Economics of life-cycle cost, design review, and risk-management methods
  • Parameter measurement and prediction

This book is an essential tool for understanding and implementing solutions that will ensure improvements in the development, maintenance, and life-cycle management of optimized transformers. This will lead to enhanced safety and reliability and lower costs for the electrical supply. Illustrating the need for close cooperation between users and manufacturers of transformers, this book outlines ways to achieve many crucial power objectives. Among these, the authors focus on the growing demand for transformer miniaturization, increased transmitted power density, and use of advanced materials to meet the requirements of power materials running under higher operational frequencies.

Suggesting ways to redirect resources and exploit new technologies―such as computational modeling software―this book presents relatively inexpensive, simple, ready-to-implement strategies to advance transformers, improve power system integrity, reduce environmental impact, and much more.


A theoretical introduction to numerical analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Manuel C. Ramos (EE 290)

Authors Victor S. Ryaben’kii, Semyon V. Tsynkov
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

A Theoretical Introduction to Numerical Analysis presents the general methodology and principles of numerical analysis, illustrating these concepts using numerical methods from real analysis, linear algebra, and differential equations. The book focuses on how to efficiently represent mathematical models for computer-based study.

An accessible yet rigorous mathematical introduction, this book provides a pedagogical account of the fundamentals of numerical analysis. The authors thoroughly explain basic concepts, such as discretization, error, efficiency, complexity, numerical stability, consistency, and convergence. The text also addresses more complex topics like intrinsic error limits and the effect of smoothness on the accuracy of approximation in the context of Chebyshev interpolation, Gaussian quadratures, and spectral methods for differential equations. Another advanced subject discussed, the method of difference potentials, employs discrete analogues of Calderon’s potentials and boundary projection operators. The authors often delineate various techniques through exercises that require further theoretical study or computer implementation.

By lucidly presenting the central mathematical concepts of numerical methods, A Theoretical Introduction to Numerical Analysis provides a foundational link to more specialized computational work in fluid dynamics, acoustics, and electromagnetism.


Introduction to the calculus of variations, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

Author Bernard Dacorogna
Place of Publication Covent Garden, London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Imperial College Press

The calculus of variations is one of the oldest subjects in mathematics, and it is very much alive and still evolving. Besides its mathematical importance and its links to other branches of mathematics, such as geometry or differential equations, it is widely used in physics, engineering, economics and biology.

This book serves both as a guide to the expansive existing literature and as an aid to the non-specialist — mathematicians, physicists, engineers, students or researchers — in discovering the subject’s most important problems, results and techniques. Despite the aim of addressing non-specialists, mathematical rigor has not been sacrificed; most of the theorems are either fully proved or proved under more stringent conditions.

In this new edition, several new exercises have been added. The book, containing a total of 119 exercises with detailed solutions, is well designed for a course at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Readership: Graduate and undergraduate students taking a course in analysis and differential equations.


Establishment of a regional program for the promotion of internship scheme for staff exchanges and visits for skills training : final report

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

Place of Publication Makati City
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher DTI BMSMED, UP ISSI

 

This final report is documentation of the Establishment of a Regional Program for the Promotion of Internship Scheme for Staff Exchanges and Visits for Skills training Project which is an initiative under the ASEAN Strategic Action Plan for SME Development (2010-20150 and one of the priority projects under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint for the period 2010-2014.

It is a pioneering undertaking in the region in light of the economic integration aimed at improving the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises in ASEAN Member States.  It describes the current internship practices and schemes in the four priority sectors:  Fashion, Furniture, Handicrafts and Interactive Digital Media in the region.

The Report likewise details the conduct and outcomes of the various methodologies employed in the process of developing and creating an ASEAN Internship Framework and a cooperation network within the region consisting of the various stakeholders including the industry players, the academe and government instrumentalities to strengthen their linkages and enhance their competencies exposure activities.


Guidebook on ASEAN SME staff exchanges and internships

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

Place of Publication Makati City
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher DTI BMSMED, UP ISSI

 

As the ASEAN Region draws closer to the realization of its vision to establish a unified economic community, the need to crystallize the modes of engagement and definition of roles between and among Member States and their instrumentalities is becoming more evident.

This Guidebook is a response to such necessity.  It elucidates the processes involved to operationalize the Internship and Staff Exchange Program in the ASEAN Region.  It is a step-by-step manual that explains the process framework in the conduct of internship and staff exchanges by participating ASEAN Member States.  It also provides a menu of internship schemes available to micro, small and medium enterprises.

This Guidebook tries to explain as well the benefits that may be gained by all the participants in the Internship and Staff Exchange program: the intern, the host enterprise, the industry associations, the academic institutions, among others.  This Guidebook also proposes the creation of a Coordinating Body which would facilitate the effective and structured conduct of skills training and internship/staff exchanges.


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