May 26

RESERVE BOOKS


Wireless mesh networks

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao (CoE 197, EE 298)

Authors Ian F. Akyildiz, Xudong Wang
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Going beyond classic networking principles and architectures for better wireless performance

Written by authors with vast experience in academia and industry, Wireless Mesh Networks provides its readers with a thorough overview and in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art in wireless mesh networking. It offers guidance on how to develop new ideas to advance this technology, and how to support emerging applications and services. The contents of the book follow the TCP/IP protocol stack, starting from the physical layer. Functionalities and existing protocols and algorithms for each protocol layer are covered in depth. The book is written in an accessible textbook style, and contains supporting materials such as problems and exercises to assist learning.

Key Features:

  • Presents an in-depth explanation of recent advances and open research issues in wireless mesh networking, and offers concrete and comprehensive material to guide deployment and product development
  • Describes system architectures and applications of wireless mesh networks (WMNs), and discusses the critical factors influencing protocol design
  • Explores theoretical network capacity and the state-of-the-art protocols related to WMNs
  • Surveys standards that have been specified and standard drafts that are being specified for WMNs, in particular the latest standardization results in IEEE 802.11s, 802.15.5, 802.16 mesh mode, and 802.16 relay mode
  • Includes an accompanying website with PPT-slides, further reading, tutorial material, exercises, and solutions

Advanced students on networking, computer science, and electrical engineering courses will find Wireless Mesh Networks an essential read. It will also be of interest to wireless networking academics, researchers, and engineers at universities and in industry.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


6LoWPAN : the wireless embedded internet

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao

Authors Zach Shelby, Carsten Bormann
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

It is stunningly thorough and takes readers meticulously through the design, configuration and operation of IPv6-based, low-power, potentially mobile radio-based networking.” Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

This book provides a complete overview of IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Area Network (6LoWPAN) technology

In this book, the authors provide an overview of the 6LoWPAN family of standards, architecture, and related wireless and Internet technology. Starting with an overview of the IPv6 ‘Internet of Things’, readers are offered an insight into how these technologies fit together into a complete architecture. The 6LoWPAN format and related standards are then covered in detail. In addition, the authors discuss the building and operation of 6LoWPAN networks, including bootstrapping, routing, security, Internet ingration, mobility and application protocols. Furthermore, implementation aspects of 6LoWPAN are covered.

Key Features:

  • Demonstrates how the 6LoWPAN standard makes the latest Internet protocols available to even the most minimal embedded devices over low-rate wireless networks
  • Provides an overview of the 6LoWPAN standard, architecture and related wireless and Internet technology, and explains the 6LoWPAN protocol format in detail
  • Details operational topics such as bootstrapping, routing, security, Internet integration, mobility and application protocols
  • Written by expert authors with vast experience in the field (industrial and academic)
  • Includes an accompanying website containing tutorial slides, course material and open-source code with examples (http://6lowpan.net )

6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet is an invaluable reference for professionals working in fields such as telecommunications, control, and embedded systems. Advanced students and teachers in electrical engineering, information technology and computer science will also find this book useful.


Hydrology in practice, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 110)

Authors Elizabeth M. Shaw [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Spon Press

Hydrology in Practice is an excellent and very successful introductory text for engineering hydrology students who go on to be practitioners in consultancies, the Environment Agency, and elsewhere.

This fourth edition of Hydrology in Practice, while retaining all that is excellent about its predecessor, by Elizabeth M. Shaw, replaces the material on the Flood Studies Report with an equivalent section on the methods of the Flood Estimation Handbook and its revisions. Other completely revised sections on instrumentation and modelling reflect the many changes that have occurred over recent years. The updated text has taken advantage of the extensive practical experience of the staff of JBA Consulting who use the methods described on a day-to-day basis. Topical case studies further enhance the text and the way in which students at undergraduate and MSc level can relate to it. The fourth edition will also have a wider appeal outside the UK by including new material on hydrological processes, which also relate to courses in geography and environmental science departments. In this respect the book draws on the expertise of Keith J. Beven and Nick A. Chappell, who have extensive experience of field hydrological studies in a variety of different environments, and have taught undergraduate hydrology courses for many years.

Second- and final-year undergraduate (and MSc) students of hydrology in engineering, environmental science, and geography departments across the globe, as well as professionals in environmental protection agencies and consultancies, will find this book invaluable. It is likely to be the course text for every undergraduate/MSc hydrology course in the UK and in many cases overseas too.


Handbook of environmental fluid dynamics, (Set of 2 volumes)

Editor H. J. S. Fernando
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis,

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic principles, fundamental flow processes, modeling techniques, and measurement methods used in the study of environmental motions. It also offers critical discussions of environmental sustainability related to engineering.

The handbook features 81 chapters written by 135 renowned researchers from around the world. Covering environmental, policy, biological, and chemical aspects, it tackles important cross-disciplinary topics such as sustainability, ecology, pollution, micrometeorology, and limnology.

Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles. It starts with general topics that emphasize the relevance of environmental fluid dynamics research in society, public policy, infrastructure, quality of life, security, and the law. It then discusses established and emerging focus areas. The volume also examines the sub-mesoscale flow processes and phenomena that form the building blocks of environmental motions, with emphasis on turbulent motions and their role in heat, momentum, and species transport.

Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements explores the interactions between engineered structures and anthropogenic activities that affect natural flows, with particular emphasis on environmental pollution. The book covers the numerical methodologies that underpin research, predictive modeling, and cyber-infrastructure developments. It also addresses practical aspects of laboratory experiments and field observations that validate quantitative predictions and help identify new phenomena and processes.

As communities face existential challenges posed by climate change, rapid urbanization, and scarcity of water and energy, the study of environmental fluid dynamics becomes increasingly relevant. This volume is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers working to better understand the fundamentals of environmental motions and how they affect and are influenced by anthropogenic activities.


Hydrology and the management of watersheds, Fourth edition

Authors Kenneth N. Brooks, Peter F. Ffolliott, Joseph A. Magner
Place of Publication Ames, Iowa
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book’s content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.


Plumbing, 4th edition

Author R. D. Treloar
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

The 4th edition of Plumbing continues to provide the definitive single volume text on plumbing, heating and gas installation work, ideal for students working towards their Diploma in plumbing or NVQ/SVQ at levels 2 and 3. Highly illustrated and easy to read and understand, it tackles plumbing topic by topic, in double page spreads with text, full colour illustrations, and clear photographs, enabling the reader to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. This approach ensures it also provides a concise reference for the trained plumber.

Special features include:

  • concise text
  • many clear, full colour illustrations
  • around 140 photographs
  • topics focussed on the needs of NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3
  • additional topics beyond levels 2 and 3
  • a self-assessment section
  • a problem-solving section

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes to the Building Regulations, including changes to the following approved documents: Part F: Ventilation; Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency; Part H: Drainage and waste disposal; Part L: Conservation of fuel and power and Part P: Electrical safety. A significant new section on energy conservation & sustainability has been added, and additional related material introduced where relevant. The extensive coverage with new, full color illustrations to enhance legibility and understanding, and the emphasis on safety in the work place ensure this remains the definitive single volume for both student and trained plumbers.


Building maintenance management, Second edition

Authors Barrie Chanter and Peter Swallow
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Blackwell Publishing/Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.

This new edition of an informative and accessible book guides building surveyors and facilities managers through the key aspects of property maintenance and continues to be of value to both students and practitioners.

With the increasing cost of new-build, effective maintenance of existing building stock is becoming ever more important and building maintenance work now represents nearly half of total construction output in the UK.

Building Maintenance Management provides a comprehensive profile of the many aspects of property maintenance.  This second edition has been updated throughout, with sections on outsourcing; maintenance planning; bench marking and KPIs; and current trends in procurement routes (including partnering and the growth of PFI) integrated into the text.  There is also a new chapter on the changing context within which maintenance is carried out, largely concerned  with its relationship to facilities management.  More coverage is given of maintenance organizations and there are major updates to relevant aspects of health and and safety and to contract forms.


Project management of complex and embedded systems : ensuring product integrity and program quality

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Authors Kim H. Pries, Jon M. Quigley
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

There are many books on project management and many on embedded systems, but few address the project management of embedded products from concept to production. Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems: Ensuring Product Integrity and Program Quality uses proven Project Management methods and elements of IEEE embedded software development techniques, to explain how to deliver a reliable complex system to market.

This volume begins with a general discussion of project management, followed by an examination of the various tools used before a project is underway. The book then delves into the specific project stages: concept, product development, process development, validation of the product and process, and release to production. Finally, post-project stages are explored, including failure reporting, analysis, corrective actions, and product support.

The book draws heavily on information from Department of Defense sources as well as systems developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group, General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford to standardize the approach to designing and developing new products. These automotive development and production ideas have universal value, particularly the concept of process and design controls. The authors use these systems to explain project management techniques that can assist developers of any embedded system. The methods explored can be adapted toward mechanical development projects as well.

The text includes numerous war stories offering concrete solutions to problems that might occur in production. Tables and illustrative figures are provided to further clarify the material. Organized sequentially to follow the normal life cycle of a project, this book helps project managers identify challenges before they become problems and resolve those issues that cannot be avoided.


Power system modelling and scripting

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Author Federico Milano
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Springer

Interconnected power systems are the largest and most complex systems ever built by man.  This book provides a systematic approach for mastering power system analysis and modelling through modern and open computer programming techniques.  The object is to provide the reader with the skill of formulating well-posed models and of “translating” such models into a collection of simple modular scripts.  The book addresses standard topics, e.g., power flow analysis and time domain integration; conventional devices, e.g., synchronous machines and regulating transformers; and advanced devices, e.g., flexible ac transmission systems and distributed energy resources.


Automobile mechanical and electrical systems : automotive technology : vehicle maintenance and repair

Recommending faculty: Dr. Manuel C. Ramos Jr.

Author Tom Denton
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems concentrates on core technologies to provide the essential information required to understand how different vehicle systems work. It gives a complete overview of the components and workings of a vehicle from the engine through to the chassis and electronics. It also explains the necessary tools and equipment needed in effective car maintenance and repair, and relevant safety procedures are included throughout. In full colour and including examples of the latest Formula 1 technology, this is the guide no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without.

Designed to make learning easier, this book contains:

  • Photographs, flow charts and quick reference tables
  • Detailed diagrams and clear descriptions that simplify the more complicated topics and aid revision
  • Useful margin features throughout, including definitions, key facts and ‘safety first’ considerations

Parking structures, (Set of 2 volumes)

Author Ilja Irmscher
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher DOM Publishers

50 international multi-storey car parks with detailed planning material show new trends in the areas of multi-storey car park design and innovative parking systems. The book includes an introduction to architectural heritage with many sample buildings, illustrated with large-format photographs. The appendix contains standards and measurements in chart form, presented in an easy to understand way – a practical tool for designers.


Mathematics for physical chemistry, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Robert G. Mortimer
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Academic Press

Mathematics for Physical Chemistry is the ideal supplementary text for practicing chemists and students who want to sharpen their mathematics skills while enrolled in general through physical chemistry courses. This book specifically emphasizes the use of mathematics in the context of physical chemistry, as opposed to being simply a mathematics text.

This 4e includes new exercises in each chapter that provide practice in a technique immediately after discussion or example and encourage self-study. The early chapters are constructed around a sequence of mathematical topics, with a gradual progression into more advanced material. A final chapter discusses mathematical topics needed in the analysis of experimental data.

  •  Numerous examples and problems interspersed throughout the presentations
  • Each extensive chapter contains a preview and objectives
  •  Includes topics not found in similar books, such as a review of general algebra and an introduction to group theory
  • Provides chemistry-specific instruction without the distraction of abstract concepts or theoretical issues in pure mathematics

JavaScript programming : pushing the limits : advanced application development with JavaScript & HTML5

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

Author Jon Raasch
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Take your JavaScript knowledge as far as it can go

JavaScript has grown up, and it’s a hot topic. Newer and faster JavaScript VMs and frameworks built upon them have increased the popularity of JavaScript for server-side web applications, and rich JS applications are being developed for mobile devices. This book delivers a compelling tutorial, showing you how to build a real-world app from the ground up. Experienced developers who want to master the latest techniques and redefine their skills will find this deep dive into JavaScript’s hidden functionalities gives them the tools to create truly amazing and complex applications.

  • JavaScript has evolved into much more than simple client-side scripting; this book delves into advanced topics not generally found in other more intermediate JS development books
  • Expert author delivers an in-depth tutorial showing how to build a real-world app that is loosely coupled, with each component built to exist separately
  • Explores how to build a backbone app, the importance of JavaScript templates, Node.js and MongoDB, 3D Canvas using WebGL / Three.js, how to convert a desktop app into a dedicated mobile app, and much more
  • Ideal for experienced developers with a deep knowledge of JavaScript as well as online developers with strong graphic design skills who are experienced in HTML/CSS and want to develop their front-end skills

JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits will arm you with the skills to create killer apps for the 21st Century.


Exploring CQRS and event sourcing : a journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with Windows Azure

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Dominic Betts [and four others]
Place of Publication [Redmond, Washington]
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Microsoft

This guide is focused on building highly scalable, highly available, and maintainable applications with the Command & Query Responsibility Segregation and the Event Sourcing architectural patterns. It presents a learning journey, not definitive guidance. It describes the experiences of a development team with no prior CQRS proficiency in building, deploying (to Windows Azure), and maintaining a sample real-world, complex, enterprise system to showcase various CQRS and ES concepts, challenges, and techniques.

The development team did not work in isolation; we actively sought input from industry experts and from a wide group of advisors to ensure that the guidance is both detailed and practical.

The CQRS pattern and event sourcing are not mere simplistic solutions to the problems associated with large-scale, distributed systems. By providing you with both a working application and written guidance, we expect you’ll be well prepared to embark on your own CQRS journey.


Aug 6

RESERVE BOOKS


Modeling and simulation of discrete-event systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Byoung Kyu Choi
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Computer modeling and simulation (M&S) allows engineers to study and analyze complex systems. Discrete-event system (DES)-M&S is used in modern management, industrial engineering, computer science, and the military. As computer speeds and memory capacity increase, so DES-M&S tools become more powerful and more widely used in solving real-life problems.

Based on over 20 years of evolution within a classroom environment, as well as on decades-long experience in developing simulation-based solutions for high-tech industries, Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is the only book on DES-M&S in which all the major DES modeling formalisms – activity-based, process-oriented, state-based, and event-based – are covered in a unified manner:

  • A well-defined procedure for building a formal model in the form of event graph, ACD, or state graph
  • Diverse types of modeling templates and examples that can be used as building blocks for a complex, real-life model
  • A systematic, easy-to-follow procedure combined with sample C# codes for developing simulators in various modeling formalisms
  • Simple tutorials as well as sample model files for using popular off-the-shelf simulators such as SIGMA®, ACE®, and Arena®
  • Up-to-date research results as well as research issues and directions in DES-M&S

Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of simulation/industrial engineering and computer science, as well as for simulation practitioners and researchers.

 


Designing complex products with systems engineering processes and techniques

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 21, IE 32, IE 33, IE 151)

Author Vivek D. Bhise
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and usability and meeting program timings and budgets. Part I covers systems engineering concepts, issues, and bases in product design. Part II examines quality, human factors, and safety engineering approaches. Part III describes important tools and methods used in these fields, and Part IV includes other relevant integration topics, interesting applications of useful techniques, and observations from a few “landmark” product development case studies.

Collecting, managing, and assessing data using sample surveys

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 28, IE 135)

Author Peter Stopher
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

Collecting, Managing, and Assessing Data Using Sample Surveys provides a thorough, step-by-step guide to the design and implementation of surveys. Beginning with a primer on basic statistics, the first half of the book takes readers on a comprehensive tour through the basics of survey design. Topics covered include the ethics of surveys, the design of survey procedures, the design of the survey instrument, how to write questions and how to draw representative samples. Having shown readers how to design surveys, the second half of the book discusses a number of issues surrounding their implementation, including repetitive surveys, the economics of surveys, web-based surveys, coding and data entry, data expansion and weighting, the issue of non-response, and the documenting and archiving of survey data. The book is an excellent introduction to the use of surveys for graduate students as well as a useful reference work for scholars and professionals.


Access 2013 bible

Recommending faculty:  rof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Michael Alexander
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

As the world’s most popular database management tool, Access enables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data as well as build powerful database solutions. However, databases can be complex. That’s why you need the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference. Access 2013 Biblehelps you gain a solid understanding of database purpose, construction, and application so that whether you’re new to Access or looking to upgrade to the 2013 version, this well-rounded resource provides you with a thorough look at everything Access can do.

  • Explains how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables
  • Teaches you how to apply the seven-step design method to build databases that are tailored to your needs
  • Covers building forms with wizards, creating bound and unbound forms, and adding data validation
  • Shows you ways to automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, and add programmed error routines
  • Features a bonus website with content that contains all source code from the book as well as bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs

If you are looking for a comprehensive book on all things Access, look no further than Access 2013 Bible.

 


The Data warehouse toolkit : the definitive guide to dimensional modeling

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Ralph Kimball
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The first edition of Ralph Kimball’s The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.

  • Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios
  • Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more
  • Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more

Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.

 


SPSS explained

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria(IE 28, IE 230)

Author Perry R. Hinton
Place of Publication East Sussex, England
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Routledge

SPSS Explained provides the student with all that they need to undertake statistical analysis using SPSS. It combines a step-by-step approach to each procedure with easy to follow screenshots at each stage of the process. A number of other helpful features are provided:

  •  regular advice boxes with tips specific to each test
  •  explanations divided into ‘essential’ and ‘advanced’ sections to suit readers at different levels
  • frequently asked questions at the end of each chapter.
  • coverage of new features such as Chart Builder.

Presented in full colour and with a fresh, reader-friendly layout, this fully updated new edition also comes with a companion website featuring an array of supplementary resources for students.

The authors have many years of experience in teaching SPSS to students from a wide range of disciplines. Their understanding of SPSS users’ concerns, as well as a knowledge of the type of questions students ask, form the foundation of this book.

Minimal prior knowledge is assumed, so the book is well designed for the novice user, but it will also be a useful reference source for those developing their own expertise in SPSS. It is suitable for all students who need to do statistical analysis using SPSS in various departments including Psychology, Social Science, Business Studies, Nursing, Education, Health and Sport Science, Communication and Media, Geography, and Biology.

 


Oracle database 12c : install, configure & maintain like a professional

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria(IE 154, IE 156)

Author Ian Abramson
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this Oracle Press guide provides detailed coverage of core database concepts, the role of the administrator, and enterprise database capabilities. Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional walks you through database configuration, administration, programming, backup and recovery, and high availability. You’ll get in-depth introductions to SQL and PL/SQL as well as important information on managing large databases and using Oracle’s engineered systems. This essential beginner’s resource features:

  • Critical Skills–Lists of specific skills covered in each chapter
  • Projects–Practical exercises that show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter
  • Progress Checks–Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress
  • Ask the Expert–Q&A sections filled with helpful tips
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Mastery Checks–Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

 


Introduction to information systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 154, IE 155)

Author R. Kelly Rainer Jr.
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The goal of Rainer, Introduction to Information Systems 5e is to teach all business majors, especially undergraduate ones, how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs and to help ensure the success of their organization. To accomplish this goal, this text helps students to become informed users; that is, persons knowledgeable about information systems and information technology. The focus is not on merely learning the concepts of IT but rather on applying those concepts to facilitate business processes. The content concentrate on placing information systems in the context of business, so that students will more readily grasp the concepts presented in the text. The theme of this book is What s In IT for Me? This question is asked by all students who take this course. The book will show you that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, or Production/Operations Management.

Advanced engineering mathematics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel (ES 21)

Author Larry Turyn
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Beginning with linear algebra and later expanding into calculus of variations, Advanced Engineering Mathematics provides accessible and comprehensive mathematical preparation for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking engineering courses. This book offers a review of standard mathematics coursework while effectively integrating science and engineering throughout the text. It explores the use of engineering applications, carefully explains links to engineering practice, and introduces the mathematical tools required for understanding and utilizing software packages.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of mathematics used by engineering students
  • Combines stimulating examples with formal exposition and provides context for the mathematics presented
  • Contains a wide variety of applications and homework problems
  • Includes over 300 figures, more than 40 tables, and over 1500 equations
  • Introduces useful Mathematica™ and MATLAB® procedures
  • Presents faculty and student ancillaries, including an online student solutions manual, full solutions manual for instructors, and full-color figure sides for classroom presentations

Advanced Engineering Mathematics covers ordinary and partial differential equations, matrix/linear algebra, Fourier series and transforms, and numerical methods. Examples include the singular value decomposition for matrices, least squares solutions, difference equations, the z-transform, Rayleigh methods for matrices and boundary value problems, the Galerkin method, numerical stability, splines, numerical linear algebra, curvilinear coordinates, calculus of variations, Liapunov functions, controllability, and conformal mapping.

This text also serves as a good reference book for students seeking additional information. It incorporates Short Takes sections, describing more advanced topics to readers, and Learn More about It sections with direct references for readers wanting more in-depth information.

 


Understanding engineering mathematics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IES 21)

Author John Bird
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Routledge

Studying engineering, whether it is mechanical, electrical or civil relies heavily on an understanding of mathematics. This new textbook clearly demonstrates the relevance of mathematical principles and shows how to apply them to solve real-life engineering problems.

It deliberately starts at an elementary level so that students who are starting from a low knowledge base will be able to quickly get up to the level required. Students who have not studied mathematics for some time will find this an excellent refresher.

Each chapter starts with the basics before gently increasing in complexity. A full outline of essential definitions, formulae, laws and procedures are introduced before real world situations, practicals and problem solving demonstrate how the theory is applied.

Focusing on learning through practice, it contains examples, supported by 1,600 worked problems and 3,000 further problems contained within exercises throughout the text. In addition, 34 revision tests are included at regular intervals.

An interactive companion website is also provided containing 2,750 further problems with worked solutions and instructor materials


Mind on statistics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IE 28)

Author Augustin McEvoy
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

MIND ON STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, helps you develop a conceptual understanding of statistical ideas and shows you how to find meaning in data. The authors-who are committed to changing any preconception you may have about statistics being boring-engage your curiosity with intriguing questions, and explain statistical topics in the context of interesting, useful examples and case studies. You’ll develop your statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. As a result, you’ll build both your statistical literacy and your understanding of statistical methodology.

Statistics : learning from data

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 28, IE 135)

Author Roxy Peck
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning,

STATISTICS: LEARNING FROM DATA, by respected and successful author Roxy Peck, resolves common problems faced by learners of elementary statistics with an innovative approach. Peck tackles the areas learners struggle with most–probability, hypothesis testing, and selecting an appropriate method of analysis–unlike any book on the market. Probability coverage is based on current research that shows how users best learn the subject. Two unique chapters, one on statistical inference and another on learning from experiment data, address two common areas of confusion: choosing a particular inference method and using inference methods with experimental data. Supported by learning objectives, real-data examples and exercises, and technology notes, this brand new book guides readers in gaining conceptual understanding, mechanical proficiency, and the ability to put knowledge into practice.

Wastewater engineering : treatment and resource recovery (2 v.)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 15, CE 16)

Author Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 5/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill’s authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- it describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; greater emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; changes in regulations and the development of new technologies for wastewater disinfection; and new regulations governing the treatment, reuse, and disposal of sludge (biosolids).Greater concern for infrastructure renewal including upgrading the design and performance of wastewater treatment plants. This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids.

Fundamentals of Python : data structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE 120)

 

Author Kenneth A. Lambert
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Cengage Learning PTR

Written for computer programming students, hobbyists, and professionals, FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES is an introduction to object-oriented design and data structures using the popular Python programming language. The level of instruction assumes at least one semester of programming in an object-oriented language such as Java, C++, or Python. Through the step-by-step instruction and exercises in this book, you’ll cover such topics as the design of collection classes with polymorphism and inheritance, multiple implementations of collection interfaces, and the analysis of the space/time tradeoffs of different collection implementations (specifically array-based implementations and link-based implementations). Collections covered include sets, lists, stacks, queues, trees, dictionaries, and graphs. Get ready to dig into Python data structures with FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES.

Multiagent systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate  (GE)

Editor by Gerhard Weiss
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Prentice-Hall

 

Multiagent systems are made up of multiple interacting intelligent agents — computational entities to some degree autonomous and able to cooperate, compete, communicate, act flexibly, and exercise control over their behavior within the frame of their objectives. They are the enabling technology for a wide range of advanced applications relying on distributed and parallel processing of data, information, and knowledge relevant in domains ranging from industrial manufacturing to e-commerce to health care. This book offers a state-of-the-art introduction to multiagent systems, covering the field in both breadth and depth, and treating both theory and practice. It is suitable for classroom use or independent study. This second edition has been completely revised, capturing the tremendous developments in multiagent systems since the first edition appeared in 1999. Sixteen of the book’s seventeen chapters were written for this edition; all chapters are by leaders in the field, with each author contributing to the broad base of knowledge and experience on which the book rests. The book covers basic concepts of computational agency from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations; communication among agents; coordination among agents; distributed cognition; development and engineering of multiagent systems; and background knowledge in logics and game theory. Each chapter includes references, many illustrations and examples, and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. The chapters and the overall book are designed to be self-contained and understandable without additional material. Supplemental resources are available on the book’s Web site.

 


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The Path to more sustainable energy systems : how do we get there from here?

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 201)

Author Ben W. Ebenhack
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Momentum Press

 

Energy engineers, technology managers, and political leaders all need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy–the limits of that energy–and what we will need to do in the future if we are to have a cleaner and environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technological-based civilization. This book will shed some much needed light on that conundrum. It * Provides a broad overview of our current energy sources, their uses and limitations and political and economic constraints * Clarifies the urgency behind the sweeping changes in the world’s energy needs and available supplies * Offers a rational paradigm for how we can go about selecting the optimal mix of fossil, renewable and sustainable energy sources and how we can then aggressively move toward those more sustainable sources Drawing from a combined 40 years of teaching about energy and its applications, the authors offer a broad, balanced analysis of our current energy circumstances and how we can intelligently transition from our reliance on fossil fuels to more sustainable and renewable energy sources–solar, wind, nuclear, and bio-mass. With their grounding in the traditional petroleum industries, the authors embed their arguments for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources in the hard realities of energy economics. Those hard realities include the enormous ‘energy density’ advantage that oil and gas currently provide over other alternative energies and how that must always enter into any rationale economic plan for future energy growth.

Modeling and control of engines and drivelines

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Samiel Louis Arrojado  (ME 165)

Author Lars Eriksson
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

Control systems have come to play an important role in the performance of modern vehicles with regards to meeting goals on low emissions and low fuel consumption. To achieve these goals, modeling, simulation, and analysis have become standard tools for the development of control systems in the automotive industry.

Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines provides an up-to-date treatment of the topic from a clear perspective of systems engineering and control systems, which are at the core of vehicle design.

This book has three main goals. The first is to provide a thorough understanding of component models as building blocks. It has therefore been important to provide measurements from real processes, to explain the underlying physics, to describe the modeling considerations, and to validate the resulting models experimentally. Second, the authors show how the models are used in the current design of control and diagnosis systems. These system designs are never used in isolation, so the third goal is to provide a complete setting for system integration and evaluation, including complete vehicle models together with actual requirements and driving cycle analysis.

Key features: * Covers signals, systems, and control in modern vehicles * Covers the basic dynamics of internal combustion engines and drivelines * Provides a set of standard models and includes examples and case studies * Covers turbo- and super-charging, and automotive dependability and diagnosis * Accompanied by a web site hosting example models and problems and solutions

Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines is a comprehensive reference for graduate students and the authors close collaboration with the automotive industry ensures that the knowledge and skills that practicing engineers need when analysing and developing new powertrain systems are also covered.

 


Design of fluid thermal systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 164, ME 260)

Author William S. Janna
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
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.

Micromechanics of composite materials : a generalized multiscale analysis approach

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 259)

Author Jacob Aboudi
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

With composites under increasing use in industry to replace traditional materials in components and structures, the modeling of composite performance, damage and failure has never been more important.

Micromechanics of Composite Materials: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach brings together comprehensive background information on the multiscale nature of the composite, constituent material behaviour, damage models and key techniques for multiscale modelling, as well as presenting the findings and methods, developed over a lifetime’s research, of three leading experts in the field.

The unified approach presented in the book for conducting multiscale analysis and design of conventional and smart composite materials is also applicable for structures with complete linear and nonlinear material behavior, with numerous applications provided to illustrate use.

Modeling composite behaviour is a key challenge in research and industry; when done efficiently and reliably it can save money, decrease time to market with new innovations and prevent component failure. This book provides the tools and knowledge from leading micromechanics research, allowing researchers and senior engineers within academia and industry with to improve results and streamline development workflows.

  • Brings together for the first time the findings of a lifetime’s research in micromechanics by recognized leaders in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all micromechanics formulations in use today and a unified approach that works for the multiscale analysis and design of multi-phased composite materials, considering both small strain and large strain formulations
  • Combines otherwise disparate theory, code and techniques in a step-by-step manner for efficient and reliable modeling of composites

Construction management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Christian R. Orozco  (CE 132)

Author Eugenio Pellicer
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes.

Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects.

With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

 


  Construction project safety

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 297)

Author John Schaufelberger
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.

 


Fluid mechanics : fundamentals and applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. John Michael G. Constantino (CE 123, CE 124)

Author Yunus A.Cengel
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Third Edition in IS Units communicates directly with tomorrow’s engineers in a simple yet precise manner. Intended for the first fluid mechanics course for the undergraduate engineering students, this book covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physical underpinning of processes and by utilizing numerous figures, photographs, and other visual aids to reinforce the basic concepts.

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Bridge engineering handbook. Superstructure design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 250)

Editor Wai-Fah Chen
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.

Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.

The second book, Superstructure Design, contains 19 chapters, and covers information on how to design all types of bridges.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes two new chapters: Extradosed Bridges and Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges
  • Updates the Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges chapter and rewrites it as two chapters: Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges and Cast-In-Place Post-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
  • Expands the chapter on Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs and divides it into two chapters: Concrete Decks and Approach Slabs
  • Rewrites seven chapters: Segmental Concrete Bridges, Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges, Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges, Orthotropic Steel Decks, and Railings

This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.

Feb 13

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HTML5 multimedia developer’s guide

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Author Ken Bluttman and Lee Cottrell
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw Hill

Develop cross-platform multimedia applications with HTML5

Now you can create rich, interactive content in the browser and deploy it across all platforms. HTML5 Multimedia Developer’s Guide shows you how. You’ll learn to use the revolutionary new features of HTML5, including the native audio, video, and drawing elements that eliminate the need for third-party plug-ins. New tags, the simplified doctype, local data storage, drag-and-drop, and geolocation are also covered. Detailed code examples illustrate the techniques discussed. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to develop amazing multimedia applications and websites with HTML5.

  • Use canvas for drawing, animation, effects, and events
  • Create and view videos with the native video element
  • Add and play audio files with the native audio element
  • Take advantage of local data storage functions
  • Apply drag-and-drop functionality
  • Build location-aware web pages with the geolocation property
  • Develop well-structured pages using the new semantic layout tags
  • Add functionality to web forms with the new form objects
  • Learn about new CSS3 properties and enhancements
  • Use the editable content and offline files features
  • Work with JavaScript and other technologies

Managing Oracle Fusion applications

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Richard Bingham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Master Oracle Fusion Applications

Administer a fully integrated application management framework across your enterprise using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Managing Oracle Fusion Applications first explains key principles and then logically groups utilities into practical, ready-to-use toolboxes. Learn how to build lifecycle models, deliver dynamic business intelligence, optimize performance, mitigate risk, and integrate the latest Web 2.0 and social networking features. Compliance, security, and testing techniques are also covered in this comprehensive resource.

  • Understand the components and architecture of Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Plan, develop, and implement an effective application management plan
  • Resolve reliability issues with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Configure and deploy applications from the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console
  • Adjust run-time parameters using Java Management Extensions and MBeans
  • Generate and distribute reports using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
  • Establish solid user authentication, access control, and data protection policies
  • Work with Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Intelligence

Multimedia demystified

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Jennifer Coleman Dowling
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Learn cutting-edge MULTIMEDIA skills!

Discover how to create impressive multimedia projects using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Multimedia Demystified is filled with information on the latest technologies, as well as design and production guidelines.

This practical guide provides a background on multimedia and then delves into the elements that make up a successful multimedia project. You’ll learn about software and hardware tools, digital photography, sound editing, web authoring with HTML, vector graphics, file formats, computer animation, and much more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:

  • Graphics, images, text, and typography
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Music, sound effects, and video
  • Authoring for multimedia functionality
  • Software and hardware
  • Delivering the final project to the intended audience

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Multimedia Demystified helps you master this marketable skill.


Plug-in PHP : 100 power solutions

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Robin Nixon
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Practical solutions to real-world problems
This practical guide gives you 100 ready-to-run PHP functions for solving most of the main problems you encounter when building a dynamic website with PHP. Every plug-in in the book offers a complete and working solution for a result you can achieve right away, using ready-made code you simply drop into your own program. And there’s little or no learning curve, because each one is self-contained and thoroughly documented.

Packed with tips and suggestions
Plug-in PHP is packed with programming tips and suggestions for further adapting the functions to your own needs, and even breaks down all the variables, arrays and functions used by each into at-a-glance tables, accompanied by a screen grab of every function in action. This makes the book extremely easy to use, even for complete beginners to PHP programming.

Real world solutions
Plug-in PHP has everything you need for:

  • Processing text
  • Image uploading and manipulation
  • Content management
  • Forms and user input
  • Integrating your website with others
  • Creating chat and messaging services
  • Using MySQL
  • Managing sessions and cookies
  • Dealing with APIs; RSS; and XML
  • Integrating with JavaScript and Ajax
  • Accessing geo-location
  • Spell checking and language translation
  • A great deal more…

The author’s personal toolkit
Written by a PHP expert with many years of experience developing websites in PHP and writing about PHP development, this invaluable resource draws on the author’s personal toolkit of solutions built up over the years. This means they are fast, tried-and-tested functions that have been proven to work in the real world, and they will work for you too.


Vibrations of continuous systems

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Arthur W. Leissa, Mohamad S. Qatu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ON THE VIBRATIONS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS

Written by experts in the field, Vibrations of Continuous Systems expalins the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Transverse vibrations of strings
  • Longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars
  • Beam vibrations
  • Membrane vibrations
  • Plate vibrations
  • Shell vibrations
  • Vibrations of three-dimensional bodies
  • Vibrations of composite continuous systems

Web design demystified

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Wendy Willard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Website DESIGN just got a whole lot EASIER!

Learn the latest website development tools, techniques, and best practices. Web Design Demystified provides the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering website planning and designing for screens. Then, you’ll learn how to build pages, use and integrate HTML and CSS, work with JavaScript, PHP, and XML, and use templates. Get tips for testing and going live as well as information on e-mail design and search engine optimization. Clear examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn how to:

  • Create design mockups that meet the project goals
  • Add images and multimedia with HTML
  • Style text, lists, links, and forms with CSS
  • Integrate HTML and CSS for layout
  • Improve your site’s search engine ranking
  • Code HTML for e-mail

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an intermediate user, Web Design Demystified gives you the tools you need to create successful websites.


Model-based design for embedded systems

Author Gabriela Nicolescu, Pieter J. Mosterman
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

The demands of increasingly complex embedded systems and associated performance computations have resulted in the development of heterogeneous computing architectures that often integrate several types of processors, analog and digital electronic components, and mechanical and optical components—all on a single chip. As a result, now the most prominent challenge for the design automation community is to efficiently plan for such heterogeneity and to fully exploit its capabilities.

A compilation of work from internationally renowned authors, Model-Based Design for Embedded Systems elaborates on related practices and addresses the main facets of heterogeneous model-based design for embedded systems, including the current state of the art, important challenges, and the latest trends. Focusing on computational models as the core design artifact, this book presents the cutting-edge results that have helped establish model-based design and continue to expand its parameters.

The book is organized into three sections: Real-Time and Performance Analysis in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems, Design Tools and Methodology for Multiprocessor System-on-Chip, and Design Tools and Methodology for Multidomain Embedded Systems. The respective contributors share their considerable expertise on the automation of design refinement and how to relate properties throughout this refinement while enabling analytic and synthetic qualities. They focus on multi-core methodological issues, real-time analysis, and modeling and validation, taking into account how optical, electronic, and mechanical components often interface.

Model-based design is emerging as a solution to bridge the gap between the availability of computational capabilities and our inability to make full use of them yet. This approach enables teams to start the design process using a high-level model that is gradually refined through abstraction levels to ultimately yield a prototype. When executed well, model-based design encourages enhanced performance and quicker time to market for a product. Illustrating a broad and diverse spectrum of applications such as in the automotive aerospace, health care, consumer electronics, this volume provides designers with practical, readily adaptable modeling solutions for their own practice.


Nov 3

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International construction contracts : a handbook : with commentary on the FIDIC design-build forms

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 123)

Author William Godwin
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Many large construction projects, such as those in the Middle East or Asia Pacific, are international in scope with a range of contractors and subcontractors signing contracts for delivery of specified work or services. The contractual situation in these instances may be complex and potentially includes a range of standard and bespoke contractual arrangements. In addition, the parties to these contracts may be based in different parts of the world, and are often working to different legal systems and understandings. This can lead to confusion in the understanding, interpretation and execution of a given contract.International Construction Contractsprovides concise and practical guidance to those involved in the negotiation and management of international construction and engineering contracts. It sets out in clear, straightforward language the main features of construction contracts and international dispute resolution procedures. It ensures the reader is aware of the issues that might arise on the contractual side of their project so that they may better protect their party’s interests. Many of the features and points discussed are illustrated by reference to the popular FIDIC contracts and the book includes a commentary on the two most widely used FIDIC design-build forms, the Yellow and Silver Books. Also included in the book is a fully worked example of a typical ICC arbitration from start to finish, with “pleadings”, a detailed case narrative and commentary on events, and an example arbitration award. The ICC and SIAC arbitration rules are also provided.Written for construction professionals, the book will be of great interest to engineers, architects, project managers, quantity surveyors, contract managers and contract administrators working on international projects.

Handbook of nondestructive evaluation, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 190)

Author Charles J. Hellier
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on your findings.New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance.

Water treatment plant design, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose (EnE 297)

Author American Water Works Association
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Thoroughly revised to cover the latest standards, technologies, regulations, and sustainability practices, Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition, offers comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment facilities and planning new ones. This authoritative resource discusses the organization and execution of a water treatment plant project–from planning and permitting through design, construction, and start-up. A joint publication of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), this defi nitive guide contains contributions from renowned international experts.

Automotive engine performance

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 165)

Author Ken Pickerill
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

The 6th Edition of TODAY’S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE is a comprehensive learning package designed to build automotive skills in both classroom and shop settings. Following current NATEF criteria, this two-manual set examines each of the major systems affecting engine performance and driveability—including intake and exhaust, sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel ignition, and emissions. The Classroom Manual addresses system theory, while a coordinating Shop Manual covers tools, procedures, diagnostics, testing, and service. This edition includes updates to the latest technologies, as well as a collection of electronic teaching supplements that take automotive technician training to new levels.


Machining and CNC technology, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 136)

Author Michael Fitzpatrick
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Machining and CNC Technology, Third Edition, by Michael Fitzpatrick, will provide the latest approach to machine tool technology available. Students will learn basic modern integrated manufacturing, CNC systems, CAD/CAM and advanced technologies, and how to safely set up and run both CNC and manually operated machines. This is a how-to-do-it text.


Oct 8

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Schaum’s outlines electric circuits, 5th ed. .

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Mahmood Nahvi, Joseph A. Edminister
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This ideal review for your electrical engineering course, with coverage of circuit laws, analysis methods, circuit concepts, and more

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • Outline format facilitates quick and easy review of electrical engineering.
  • Hundreds of examples with explanations of electrical engineering concepts.
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of electrical engineering.
  • Appropriate for the following courses: Electric Circuits, Electric Circuit Fundamentals, Electric Circuit Analysis, Linear Circuits and Systems, Circuit Theory.
  • Supports all the major textbooks for electrical engineering courses.

Special design topics in digital wideband receivers

Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author James Tsui
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Artech House

Offering engineers a thorough examination of special, more advanced aspects of digital wideband receiver design, this practical book builds on fundamental resources on the topic, helping professionals gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject. This in-depth volume presents a detailed look at a complete receiver design, including the encoder. Moreover, it discusses the detection of exotic signals and provides authoritative guidance on designing receivers used in electronic warfare. From frequency modulation and biphase shifting keys, to parameter encoders in electronic warfare receivers and the use of the simulation and probability density function to predict the false alarm parameter, this book focuses on critical topics and techniques that help engineers design digital wideband receivers for top performance.


Engineering design, 5th ed., International ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Pedrasa

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.


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Systemic design methodologies for electrical energy systems : analysis, synthesis and management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Xavier Roboam
Place of Publication London : ISTE Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This book proposes systemic design methodologies applied to electrical energy systems, in particular analysis and system management, modeling and sizing tools.
It includes 8 chapters: after an introduction to the systemic approach (history, basics & fundamental issues, index terms) for designing energy systems, this book presents two different graphical formalisms especially dedicated to multidisciplinary devices modeling, synthesis and analysis: Bond Graph and COG/EMR. Other systemic analysis approaches for quality and stability of systems, as well as for safety and robustness analysis tools are also proposed. One chapter is dedicated to energy management and another is focused on Monte Carlo algorithms for electrical systems and networks sizing.
The aim of this book is to summarize design methodologies based in particular on a systemic viewpoint, by considering the system as a whole. These methods and tools are proposed by the most important French research laboratories, which have many scientific partnerships with other European and international research institutions. Scientists and engineers in the field of electrical engineering, especially teachers/researchers because of the focus on methodological issues, will find this book extremely useful, as will PhD and Masters students in this field.


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Experimental methods and instrumentation for chemical engineers

Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian July Yap

Author Gregory S. Patience
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers is a practical guide for research engineers and students, process engineers and, consultants, and others in the chemical engineering field. This unique book thoroughly describes experimental measurements and instrumentation in the contexts of pressure, temperature, fluid metering, chromatography, and more. Chapters on physico-chemical analysis and analysis of solids and powders are included as well.

Throughout the book, the author examines all aspects of engineering practice and research. The principles of unit operations, transport phenomena, and plant design form the basis of this discipline. Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers integrates these concepts with statistics and uncertainty analysis to define factors that are absolutely necessary to measure and control, how precisely, and how often.

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers is divided into several themes, including the measurement of pressure, temperature flow rate, physico-chemical properties, gas and liquid concentrations and solids properties. Throughout the book, the concept of uncertainty is discussed in context, and the last chapter is dedicated to designing and experimental plan. The theory around the measurement principles is illustrated with examples. These examples include notions related to plant design as well as cost and safety.

Contains extensive diagrams, photos, and other illustrations as well as manufacturers’ equipment and descriptions with up-to-date, detailed drawings and photos
Includes exercises at the end of each chapter, helping the reader to understand the problem by solving practical examples
Covers research and plant application, including emerging technologies little discussed in other sources.


Transport in biological media

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stephen Doliente

Editor Sid M. Becker, Andrey V. Kuznetsov
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Transport in Biological Media is a solid resource of mathematical models for researchers across a broad range of scientific and engineering problems such as the effects of drug delivery, chemotherapy, or insulin intake to interpret transport experiments in areas of cutting edge biological research. A wide range of emerging theoretical and experimental mathematical methodologies are offered by biological topic to appeal to individual researchers to assist them in solving problems in their specific area of research. Researchers in biology, biophysics, biomathematics, chemistry, engineers and clinical fields specific to transport modeling will find this resource indispensible.

  • Provides detailed mathematical model development to interpret experiments and provides current modeling practices
  • Provides a wide range of biological and clinical applications
  • Includes physiological descriptions of models

Fracture mechanics : integration of mechanics, materials science, and chemistry

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author Robert P. Wei
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Fracture and “slow” crack growth reflect the response of a material (i.e., its microstructure) to the conjoint actions of mechanical and chemical driving forces and are affected by temperature. There is therefore a need for quantitative understanding and modeling of the influences of chemical and thermal environments and of microstructure, in terms of the key internal and external variables, and for their incorporation into design and probabilistic implications. This text, which the author has used in a fracture mechanics course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, is based on the work of the author’s Lehigh University team whose integrative research combined fracture mechanics, surface and electrochemistry, materials science, and probability and statistics to address a range of fracture safety and durability issues on aluminum, ferrous, nickel, and titanium alloys and ceramics. Examples from this research are included to highlight the approach and applicability of the findings in practical durability and reliability problems.


Mineral exploration : principles and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author S. K. Haldar
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier

Globally, mineral exploration has grown significantly in recent years, driven by the rapid acceleration in prices for gold and diamonds since 2004 and the emergence of a middle class in both China and India-aggressively increased demand. Despite this resurgence, no single book has been published that takes an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the full scope of mineral exploration-from mining and extraction to economic evaluation, policies, sustainability, and environmental impacts. Mineral Exploration: Principles and Applications accomplishes this by presenting each topic with theoretical approaches first followed by specific applications that can be immediately implemented in the field.

  • Presents 16 case studies that allow readers to quickly apply exploration concepts to real-life scenarios in the field
  • Includes more than 200 illustrations and full-color photographs that aid the reader in retaining key procedures and applications
  • Each chapter is structured so that its topic is discussed theoretically first followed by specific applications
  • Combines both theory and application in a multidisciplinary reference that thoroughly addresses the full scope of mineral exploration
  • Authored by an instructor with more than 30 years of experience in the field and a decade as a consultant for commercial mining companies

Pressure vessel design manual, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors Dennis R. Moss, Michael Basic
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

Pressure vessels are closed containers designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. They have a variety of applications in industry, including in oil refineries, nuclear reactors, vehicle airbrake reservoirs, and more. The pressure differential with such vessels is dangerous, and due to the risk of accident and fatality around their use, the design, manufacture, operation and inspection of pressure vessels is regulated by engineering authorities and guided by legal codes and standards. Pressure Vessel Design Manual is a solutions-focused guide to the many problems and technical challenges involved in the design of pressure vessels to match stringent standards and codes. It brings together otherwise scattered information and explanations into one easy-to-use resource to minimize research and take readers from problem to solution in the most direct manner possible.

  • Covers almost all problems that a working pressure vessel designer can expect to face, with 50+ step-by-step design procedures including a wealth of equations, explanations and data
  • Internationally recognized, widely referenced and trusted, with 20+ years of use in over 30 countries making it an accepted industry standard guide
  • Now revised with up-to-date ASME, ASCE and API regulatory code information, and dual unit coverage for increased ease of international use.

Welding : a practical guide to joining metals

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors Martin and Ed Thaddeus
Place of Publication Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Crowood Press

From jewelry to plumbing to set design—practical instruction on joining metals, whatever the task at hand.

Offering an authoritative introduction to each welding technique, accompanied by beginner’s notes, this user-friendly, quick guide is perfect for identifying the technique right for any job. It explains a range of methods, such as soft soldering, TIG, gas welding, and MIG welding—the ideal choice for car repairs. For each method there are clear explanations for the scientific processes at work as well as alternative methods, and advice on the importance of safety. Specific advice on creating joints is given, using a range of popular techniques. Areas covered include plumbing, model engineering, vehicle repair and restoration, jewelry and silversmithing, clock and watch repair, metal sculpture, and set design.


What went wrong? : case histories of process plant disasters and how they could have been avoided, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author Trevor Kletz
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Elsevier/Gulf Professional Pub.

“What Went Wrong?” has revolutionized the way industry views safety.

The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how strightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors.

Kletz’ approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edtion, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of “What Went Wrong” with the managerially focussed material previously published in “Still Going Wrong”. Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experienced based anaylsis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals.

  • A million dollar bestseller, this trusted book is updated with new material, including the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, and supplemented by material from Trevor Kletz’s ‘Still Going Wrong’
  • Now presents a complete analysis of the design, operational and for the first time, managerial causes of process plant accidents and disasters, plus their aftermaths
  • Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide readers in how to avoid similar tragedies: learn from the mistakes of others.

Electric motors and drives : fundamentals, types, and applications, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Author Austin Hughes and Bill Drury
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic ‘handbooks’, which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.

The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.

Austin Hughes’ approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.

  • Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory.
  • Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors.
  • New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout.

Evolution of global electricity markets : new paradigms, new challenges, new approaches

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars and thought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class experts from diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues in today’s electricity markets.

Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmental degradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasingly stringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a more reliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more rational, cost-reflective prices. This book maps out the electric industry’s new paradigms, challenges and approaches, providing invaluable global perspective on this host of new and pressing issues being investigated by research institutions worldwide. Companies engaged in the power sector’s extensive value chain including utilities, generation, transmission & distribution companies, retailers, suppliers, regulators, market designers, and the investment & financial rating community will benefit from gaining a more nuanced understanding of the impacts of key market design and restructuring choices. How can problems be avoided? Why do some restructured markets appear to function better than others? Which technological implementations represent the best investments? Which regulatory mechanisms will best support these new technologies? What lessons can be learned from experiences in Norway, Australia, Texas, or the U.K.? These questions and many more are undertaken by the brightest minds in the industry in this one comprehensive, cutting-edge resource.

  • Features a unique global perspective from more than 40 recognized experts and scholars around the world, offering opportunities to compare and contrast a wide range of market structures
  • Analyzes how the implementation of existing and developing market designs impacts real-world issues such as pricing and reliability
  • Explains the latest thinking on timely issues such as current market reform proposals, restructuring, liberalization, privatization, capacity and energy markets, distributed and renewable energy integration, competitive generation and retail markets, and disaggregated vs. vertically integrated systems.

Transformers and inductors for power electronics : theory, design and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Authors W. G. Hurley, W. H. Wolfle
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Based on the fundamentals of electromagnetics, this clear and concise text explains basic and applied principles of transformer and inductor design for power electronic applications. It details both the theory and practice of inductors and transformers employed to filter currents, store electromagnetic energy, provide physical isolation between circuits, and perform stepping up and down of DC and AC voltages.

The authors present a broad range of applications from modern power conversion systems. They provide rigorous design guidelines based on a robust methodology for inductor and transformer design. They offer real design examples, informed by proven and working field examples.

Key features include:

  • Emphasis on high frequency design, including optimisation of the winding layout and treatment of non-sinusoidal waveforms
  • A chapter on planar magnetic with analytical models and descriptions of the processing technologies
  • Analysis of the role of variable inductors, and their applications for power factor correction and solar power
  • Unique coverage on the measurements of inductance and transformer capacitance, as well as tests for core losses at high frequency
  • Worked examples in MATLAB, end-of-chapter problems, and an accompanying website containing solutions, a full set of instructors’ presentations, and copies of all the figures.

Covering the basics of the magnetic components of power electronic converters, this book is a comprehensive reference for students and professional engineers dealing with specialised inductor and transformer design. It is especially useful for senior undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering and electrical energy systems, and engineers working with power supplies and energy conversion systems who want to update their knowledge on a field that has progressed considerably in recent years.


Effective team leadership for engineers

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Authors Pat Wellington and Niall Foster
Place of Publication Stevenage, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology

An essential guide for engineers who are new to the role of leading a team. Packed with practical information, advice and case studies, this book not only presents you with the insights to get your team rapidly up to speed and working to their full potential, but also shows how to problem solve, and keep the team on track through turbulent times.


Adaptive wireless communications : MIMO channels and networks

Recommending faculty:Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors Daniel W. Bliss, Siddhartan Govindasamy
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Adopting a balanced mix of theory, algorithms and practical design issues, this comprehensive volume explores cutting-edge applications in adaptive wireless communications and the implications these techniques have for future wireless network performance. Presenting practical concerns in the context of different strands from information theory, parameter estimation theory, array processing and wireless communication, the authors present a complete picture of the field. Topics covered include advanced multiple-antenna adaptive processing, ad hoc networking, MIMO, MAC protocols, space-time coding, cellular networks and cognitive radio, with the significance and effects of both internal and external interference a recurrent theme throughout. A broad, self-contained technical introduction to all the necessary mathematics, statistics, estimation theory and information theory is included, and topics are accompanied by a range of engaging end-of-chapter problems. With solutions available online, this is the perfect self-study resource for students of advanced wireless systems and wireless industry professionals.


Principles of electromagnetics

Recommending faculty:Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors S.C. Mahapatra, S. Mahapatra
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill

Principles of Electromagnetics aims to make the subject more approachable for the students. A number of two-dimensional and three-dimensional illustrations are provided for easy understanding. The explanations are in sufficient depth to hold the readers interest without overwhelming them with information. Mathematical problems have been explained taking the reader through each step of solving.


Probability and statistics : for engineering and the computing sciences

Recommending faculty:Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors J. Susan Milton, Jesse C. Arnold, Liu Kwong Ip
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (Asia)

This textbook helps students to understand statistical methods and reasoning as well as practice in using them. The examples and exercises are specially chosen for those looking for careers in the engineering and computing sciences. The text is intended as a first course in probability and applied statistics for students. A set of exercises is provided throughout the text, in a section for every chapter. In addition, each chapter has a set of review exercises in which the problems are presented in random order. It is hoped that this will help the student develop the ability to recognise the appropriate analysis. Many exercises are left open-ended in hopes of stimulating some classroom discussion. The use of electronic calculators with some built-in statistical capability is encouraged, for it allows the student to concentrate on the interpretation of the analysis rather than on the arithmetic computations. The contents of this edition focus on the applications of Statistics, rather than the mathematical details. Bearing this in mind, a section titled Real World Application has been added to three topics-Comparing Two Means and Two Variances, Analysis of Variance, and Categorical Data, for students to better relate the key concepts learned, to real cases. Another significant addition to this edition is the easy presentation of hypothesis testing. The conclusion of hypothesis testing is drawn by comparing the value of test statistic and the critical value(s), rather than the estimated P value. Moreover, hypothesis testing is presented in a “4-step format”: hypotheses; test statistic; critical value; and conclusion. Nevertheless, P value is still estimated. Since the authors view statistics as an art as well as science, it is anticipated and welcomed that students disagree with the conclusion at a particular level of significance. Some large data sets to this edition have been added to better reflect the reality students will encounter after graduation, and for students to learn to manipulate such data analysis via computer. Hence, additional essential instruction has been included, in the interpretation of statistical packages. The packages chosen for illustrative purposes are SAS and MINITAB. This was done because of their widespread availability and ease of use. Most data sets are simulated with care, so that the results of the analysis are consistent with recently reported research. This allows students to gain more insight into the type of real-world engineering problems. In addition, more discussion of the interpretation of computer output is now included in the text. Some of the more difficult derivations have been placed in an Appendix. This gives the text a more applied flavor while preserving the material for those who are particularly interested in the mathematical foundations of the statistical concepts presented. Features: new exercises have been added throughout the text, in all the chapters; the discussion of the F distribution and comparison of two means has been simplified by making use of the folded F test for comparing variances; other new material includes a discussion of Tukey’s method of paired comparisons and a section on the use of tolerance limits in quality control; the new presentation of hypothesis testing; the conclusion of hypothesis testing is drawn by comparing the value of test statistic and the critical value(s), rather than the estimated P value; a new “4-step format” is used: Hypotheses; Test statistic; Critical value; an conclusion; a new section titled “Real World Application” has been added on to three of the topics in this edition’s text. Supplementary materials: Solution manuals (with detail explanations to end-of-chapter problems in the textbook), powerpoint lecture slides, data sets and additional reference materials are available for instructors at the text’s Online Learning Centre. These supplement materials are available only to instructors using the textbook for their teaching purposes.


Probabilities : the little numbers that rule our lives

Author Peter Olofsson
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

What are the chances?

Find out in this entertaining exploration of probabilities in our everyday lives

“If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations.”
— Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National Public Radio’s “Math Guy” and author of The Math Gene and The Math Instinct

“A delightful guide to the sometimes counterintuitive discipline of probability. Olofsson points out major ideas here, explains classic puzzles there, and everywhere makes free use of witty vignettes to instruct and amuse.”
— John Allen Paulos, Temple University, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

“Beautifully written, with fascinating examples and tidbits of information. Olofsson gently and persuasively shows us how to think clearly about the uncertainty that governs our lives.”
— John Haigh, University of Sussex, author of Taking Chances: Winning with Probability

From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities, Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives investigates the often-surprising effects of risk and chance in our everyday lives. With examples ranging from WWII espionage to the O. J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar to Jerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught how to think straight in a world of randomness and uncertainty.

Throughout the book, readers learn:

Why it is not that surprising for someone to win the lottery twice
How a faulty probability calculation forced an innocent woman to spend three years in prison
How to place bets if you absolutely insist on gambling
How a newspaper turned an opinion poll into one of the greatest election blunders in history

Educational, eloquent, and entertaining, Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of the mathematics of chance.

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REFERENCE BOOK


Practical handbook of photovoltaics : fundamentals and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto

Editors Augustin McEvoy, Tom Markvart, Luis Castañer
Place of Publication aWaltham, MA
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Academic Press

As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a ‘benchmark’ publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices.

The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies.

The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia.

The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.

* A thorough update to the ‘benchmark’ publication from a cast of industrial and academic international experts ensures top quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives
*Covers all things PV- from principles of solar cells and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full PV systems, including standards, testing, economics and environmental impacts
* Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a vast collection of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications.


RESERVE BOOKS


Fitzgerald & Kingsley’s electric machinery

Author Stephen D. Umans
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This seventh edition of Fitzgerald and Kingsley’s Electric Machinery by Stephen Umans was developed recognizing the strength of this classic text since its first edition has been the emphasis on building an understanding of the fundamental physical principles underlying the performance of electric machines. Much has changed since the publication of the first edition, yet the basic physical principles remain the same, and this seventh edition is intended to retain the focus on these principles in the context of today’s technology.


Engineering design

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.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Game design theory : a new philosophy for understanding games

Author Keith Burgun
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher A K Peters/CRC Press

Despite the proliferation of video games in the twenty-first century, the theory of game design is largely underdeveloped, leaving designers on their own to understand what games really are. Helping you produce better games, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games presents a bold new path for analyzing and designing games.

The author offers a radical yet reasoned way of thinking about games and provides a holistic solution to understanding the difference between games and other types of interactive systems. He clearly details the definitions, concepts, and methods that form the fundamentals of this philosophy. He also uses the philosophy to analyze the history of games and modern trends as well as to design games.

Providing a robust, useful philosophy for game design, this book gives you real answers about what games are and how they work. Through this paradigm, you will be better equipped to create fun games.


Oracle database performance and scalability : a quantitative approach

Author Henry H. Liu
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

A data-driven, fact-based, quantitative text on Oracle performance and scalabilityWith database concepts and theories clearly explained in Oracle’s context, readers quickly learn how to fully leverage Oracle’s performance and scalability capabilities at every stage of designing and developing an Oracle-based enterprise application. The book is based on the author’s more than ten years of experience working with Oracle, and is filled with dependable, tested, and proven performance optimization techniques.

Oracle Database Performance and Scalability is divided into four parts that enable readers to progressively learn and apply new skills:

  • Part 1, Getting Started with Oracle, describes how to set up a working Oracle environment, offering a quick tour to illustrate major database concepts.
  • Part 2, Oracle Architecture from Performance and Scalability Perspectives, explains all the major database concepts and architectural features that readers need to know to optimize Oracle performance and scalability.
  • Part 3, Optimizing Oracle Performance and Scalability, offers hands-on instructions to optimize and fine-tune performance and scalability for all database applications.
  • Part 4, Case Studies: Oracle Meeting Real-World Performance and Scalability Challenges, sets forth quantitative case studies based on the author’s first-hand experience that demonstrate how readers can apply proven techniques to dramatically improve the performance and scalability of actual database products.

In addition to case studies, this book offers a detailed secure online banking application as an example, making it possible for readers to fully explore Oracle’s performance and scalability features on their own. Oracle Database Performance and Scalability is an ideal text for pre-conditioning college students and training software developers.


Android design patterns : interaction design solutions for developers

Author Greg Nudelman
Place of Publication Indianapolis
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Master the challenges of Android user interface development with these sample patterns.

With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions.

Includes sample patterns for welcome and home screens, searches, sorting and filtering, data entry, navigation, images and thumbnails, interacting with the environment and networks, and more.Features tablet-specific patterns and patterns for avoiding results you don’t want Illustrated, step-by-step instructions describe what the pattern is, how it works, when and why to use it, and related patterns and anti-patterns
A companion website offers additional content and a forum for interaction.

Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market.


Programming in C++ for engineering and science

Author Larry Nyhoff
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Developed from the author’s many years of teaching computing courses, Programming in C++ for Engineering and Science guides students in designing programs to solve real problems encountered in engineering and scientific applications. These problems include radioactive decay, pollution indexes, digital circuits, differential equations, Internet addresses, data analysis, simulation, quality control, electrical networks, data encryption, beam deflection, and many other areas.

To make it easier for novices to develop programs, the author uses an object-centered design approach that helps students identify the objects in a problem and the operations needed; develop an algorithm for processing; implement the objects, operations, and algorithm in a program; and test, correct, and revise the program. He also revisits topics in greater detail as the text progresses. By the end of the book, students will have a solid understanding of how C++ can be used to process complex objects, including how classes can be built to model objects.


Principles of heat and mass transfer

Recommending faculty: Kristian Yap, Jonas Agutaya, Bryan Alamani

Authors Frank P. Incropera … [et al.]
Place of Publication [Singapore]
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Completely updated, the seventh edition provides engineers with an in-depth look at the key concepts in the field. It incorporates new discussions on emerging areas of heat transfer, discussing technologies that are related to nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and alternative energy. The example problems are also updated to better show how to apply the material. And as engineers follow the rigorous and systematic problem-solving methodology, they’ll gain an appreciation for the richness and beauty of the discipline.


Introductory nanoscience

Author Masaru Kuno
Place of Publication London New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Garland Science

Designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, Introductory Nanoscience asks key questions about the quantitative concepts that underlie this new field. How are the optical and electrical properties of nanomaterials dependent upon size, shape, and morphology? How do we construct nanometer-sized objects? Using solved examples throughout the chapters, this textbook shows to what extent we may predict the behavior and functionality of nanomaterials by understanding how their properties change with scale. Fundamental concepts are reinforced through end-of-chapter problems and further reading. Students will appreciate complete derivations of relevant equations, simplified assumptions for practical calculations, listed references, and a historical overview about the development of colloidal quantum dots.


Streamlining digital signal processing : a tricks of the trade guidebook

Editor Richard G. Lyons
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

This book presents recent advances in DSP to simplify, or increase the computational speed of, common signal processing operations. The topics describe clever DSP tricks of the trade not covered in conventional DSP textbooks. This material is practical, real-world, DSP tips and tricks as opposed to the traditional highly-specialized, math-intensive, research subjects directed at industry researchers and university professors. This book goes well beyond the standard DSP fundamentals textbook and presents new, but tried-and-true, clever implementations of digital filter design, spectrum analysis, signal generation, high-speed function approximation, and various other DSP functions.


Semiconductor devices : physics and technology

Recommending faculty:Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author S. M. Sze, M. K. Lee
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, Third Edition is an introduction to the physical principles of modern semiconductor devices and their advanced fabrication technology. It begins with a brief historical review of major devices and key technologies and is then divided into three sections: semiconductor material properties, physics of semiconductor devices and processing technology to fabricate these semiconductor devices.


Reactive power compensation : a practical guide

Authors Wolfgang Hofmann, Jurgen Schlabbach, Wolfgang Just
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The comprehensive resource on reactive power compensation, presenting the design, application and operation of reactive power equipment and installations.

The area of reactive power compensation is gaining increasing importance worldwide. If suitably designed, it is capable of improving voltage quality significantly, meaning that losses in equipment and power systems are reduced, the permissible loading of equipment can be increased, and the over-all stability of system operation improved. Ultimately, energy use and CO2 emisson are reduced.

This unique guide discusses the effects of reactive power on generation, transmission and distribution, and looks at the compensation of existing installations in detail. It outlines methods for determination of reactive power and answers the questions that arise when controlling it, for example, at parallel operation with generators. There is also a chapter devoted to installation, maintenance and disturbances.

Key features include:

*A concise overview as well as deep specific knowledge on the segment power factor regulation and network quality
Theory of reactive power compensation coupled with typical application examples such as car manufacturing, metal rolling and chemical works
Chapter summaries with charts explaining how to put the theory into practice
Coverage on the cost-saving aspects of this technology, including the efficient use of energy and the reduction of CO2

*A practical guide for electrical engineers and technicians in utilities, this is also essential reading for maintenance engineers, designers, electrical contractors, manufacturing companies, and researchers, also those in industry and planning agencies. Insightful and clear, the book will also appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students and professors.


Engineering design, planning, and management

Author Hugh Jack
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book covers the product design process in the context of both established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will discover the usefulness of the design process model through practical examples and applications from across the engineering disciplines.

Author Hugh Jack takes the reader through phases ranging from risk assessment and need identification through specification and detailed design, addressing intellectual property issues as well. Recognizing that design is a process commonly performed in teams, Jack also covers project management and team dynamic topics where appropriate.

*Chapter objectives and end-of-chapter exercises for each chapter.
*Supported by a set of PowerPoint slides for instructor use.
*Available correlation table links chapter content to ABET criteria.


Battery systems engineering

Authors Christopher D. Rahn and Chao-Yang Wang
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

A complete all-in-one reference on the important interdisciplinary topic of Battery Systems Engineering.

Focusing on the interdisciplinary area of battery systems engineering, this book provides the background, models, solution techniques, and systems theory that are necessary for the development of advanced battery management systems. It covers the topic from the perspective of basic electrochemistry as well as systems engineering topics and provides a basis for battery modeling for system engineering of electric and hybrid electric vehicle platforms.

This original approach gives a useful overview for systems engineers in chemical, mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering who are interested in learning more about batteries and how to use them effectively. Chemists, material scientists, and mathematical modelers can also benefit from this book by learning how their expertise affects battery management.

Approaches a topic which has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years. Topics covered include: Electrochemistry; Governing Equations; Discretization Methods; System Response and Battery Management Systems. Include tables, illustrations, photographs, graphs, worked examples, homework problems, and references, to thoroughly illustrate key material. Ideal for engineers working in the mechanical, electrical, and chemical fields as well as graduate students in these areas.

A valuable resource for Scientists and Engineers working in the battery or electric vehicle industries, Graduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering.


Baseband receiver design for wireless MIMO-OFDM communications

Authors Tzi-Dar Chiueh, Pei-Yun Tsai, I-Wei Lai
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The Second Edition of OFDM Baseband Receiver Design for Wirless Communications, this book expands on the earlier edition with enhanced coverage of MIMO techniques, additional baseband algorithms, and more IC design examples. The authors cover the full range of OFDM technology, from theories and algorithms to architectures and circuits.

The book gives a concise yet comprehensive look at digital communication fundamentals before explaining signal processing algorithms in receivers. The authors give detailed treatment of hardware issues – from architecture to IC implementation.

Links OFDM and MIMO theory with hardware implementation. Enables the reader to transfer communication received concepts into hardware; design wireless receivers with acceptable implemntation loss; achieve low-power designs. Covers the latest standards, such as DVB-T2, WiMax, LTE and LTE-A. Includes more baseband algorithms, like soft-decoding algorithms such as BCJR and SOVA. Expanded treatment of channel models, detection algorithms and MIMO techniques. Features concrete design examples of WiMAX systems and cognitive radio applications. Companion website with lecture slides for instructors.

Based on materials developed for a course in digital communication IC design, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in VLSI design, wireless communications, and communications signal processing. Practicing engineers working on algorithms or hardware for wireless communications devices will also find this to be a key reference.


Game theory and learning for wireless networks : fundamentals and applications

Authors Samson Lasaulce, Hamidou Tembine
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

* The first tutorial-style book that gives all the relevant theory at the right level of rigor, for the wireless communications engineer.

* Bridges the gap between theory and practice by giving examples and case studies showing how game theory can solve real-word problems.

* Contains algorithms and techniques to implement game theory in wireless terminals.

Written by leading experts in the field, Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks Covers how theory can be used to solve prevalent problems in wireless networks such as power control, resource allocation or medium access control. With the emphasis now on promoting ‘green’ solutions in the wireless field where power consumption is minimized, there is an added focus on developing network solutions that maximizes the use of the spectrum available.

With the growth of distributed wireless networks such as Wi-Fi and the Internet; the push to develop ad hoc and cognitive networks has led to a considerable interest in applying game theory to wireless communication systems. Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks is the first comprehensive resource of its kind, and is ideal for wireless communications R&D engineers and graduate students.

Samson Lasaulce is a senior CNRS researcher at the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (LSS) at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is also a part-time professor in the Department of Physics at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

Hamidou Tembine is a professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Merouane Debbah is a professor at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is the holder of the Alcatel-Lucent chair in flexible radio since 2007.

The first tutorial style book that gives all the relevant theory, at the right level of rigour, for the wireless communications engineer. Bridges the gap between theory and practice by giving examples and case studies showing how game theory can solve real world resource allocation problems. Contains algorithms and techniques to implement game theory in wireless terminals.

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CIRCULATION BOOKS


Green chemistry and engineering: a pathway to suitability

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE)

Author Anne Marteel-Parrish
Place of Publication Hoboken, N. J.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

Although many were skeptical of the green chemistry movement at first, it has become a multimillion-dollar business. In preventing the creation of hazardous wastes, laboratories and corporations can save millions in clean up efforts and related health costs. This book supplies students with concepts commonly taught in undergraduate general chemistry and general engineering courses, but with a green perspective. It is unique in presenting an integrated discussion of green chemistry and engineering from first principles – not as an afterthought. Real-world examples show creative problem solving based on the latest issues.

Principles of chemical engineering practice

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE)

Author George DeLancey
Place of Publication Hoboken, N. J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Integrating scientific principles with practical engineering experience, this text enables readers to master the fundamentals of chemical processing and apply their knowledge of such topics as material and energy balances, transport phenomena, reactor design, and separations across a broad range of chemical industries. The author skillfully guides readers step by step through the execution of both chemical process analysis and equipment design.Principles of Chemical Engineering Practiceis divided into two sections: the Macroscopic View and the Microscopic View. The Macroscopic View examines equipment design and behavior from the vantage point of inlet and outlet conditions. The Microscopic View is focused on the equipment interior resulting from conditions prevailing at the equipment boundaries. As readers progress through the text, they’ll learn to master such chemical engineering operations and equipment as:

  • Separators to divide a mixture into parts with desirable concentrations
  • Reactors to produce chemicals with needed properties
  • Pressure changers to create favorable equilibrium and rate conditions
  • Temperature changers and heat exchangers to regulate and change the temperature of process streams

Throughout the book, the author sets forth examples that refer to a detailed simulation of a process for the manufacture of acrylic acid that provides a unifying thread for equipment sizing in context. The manufacture of hexyl glucoside provides a thread for process design and synthesis.

Presenting basic thermodynamics, Principles of Chemical Engineering Practice enables students in chemical engineering and related disciplines to master and apply the fundamentals and to proceed to more advanced studies in chemical engineering.


Product design and engineering: formulation of gels and pastes

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE)

Editor Ulrich Brockel
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Covering the whole value chain – from product requirements and properties via process technologies and equipment to real-world applications – this reference represents a comprehensive overview of the topic. The editors and majority of the authors are members of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, with backgrounds from academia as well as industry. Therefore, this multifaceted area is highlighted from different angles: essential physico-chemical background, latest measurement and prediction techniques, and numerous applications from cosmetic up to food industry. Recommended reading for process, pharma and chemical engineers, chemists in industry, and those working in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, dyes and pigments industries.

Separation and purification technologies in biorefineries

Recommending faculty: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE)

Author Shri Ramaswamy
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Separation and purification processes play a critical role in biorefineries and their optimal selection, design and operation to maximise product yields and improve overall process efficiency. Separations and purifications are necessary for upstream processes as well as in maximising and improving product recovery in downstream processes. These processes account for a significant fraction of the total capital and operating costs and also are highly energy intensive. Consequently, a better understanding of separation and purification processes, current and possible alternative and novel advanced methods is essential for achieving the overall techno-economic feasibility and commercial success of sustainable biorefineries.This book presents a comprehensive overview focused specifically on the present state, future challenges and opportunities for separation and purification methods and technologies in biorefineries.

Topics covered include:
Equilibrium Separations: Distillation, liquid-liquid extraction and supercritical fluid extraction.
Affinity-Based Separations: Adsorption, ion exchange, and simulated moving bed technologies.
Membrane Based Separations:
Microfiltration, ultrafiltration and diafiltration, nanofiltration, membrane pervaporation, and membrane distillation.
Solid-liquid Separations: Conventional filtration and solid-liquid extraction.
Hybrid/Integrated Reaction-Separation Systems: Membrane bioreactors, extractive fermentation, reactive distillation and reactive absorption.

Algebraic geodesy and geoinformatics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang (GE)

Author Joseph L. Awange
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Springer

The book presents modern and efficient methods for solving Geodetic and Geoinformatics algebraic problems illustrated with Mathematica using computer algebra techniques of Ring, Polynomials, Groebner basis, Resultants including Dixon resultant, Gauss-Jacobi combinatorial and Procrustes algorithms as well as homotopy methods. These problems are traditionally solved by approximate methods. This book presents alternative algebraic techniques based on computer algebra tools. This new approach meets such modern challenges as resection by laser techniques, solution of orientation in Robotics, transformation and bundle block adjustment in Geoinformatics, densification of Engineering networks, analytical solution for GPS-meteorology and many other problems. For Mathematicians, the book provides some practical examples of application of abstract algebra and multidimensional scaling.

3D geo-information sciences

Recommending faculty:   Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang (GE)

Editor Jiyeong Lee
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer

The book contains papers that focus explicitly on the last achievements (methods, algorithms, models, systems) with respect to the Third Dimension. Motivated by the rapid developments in 3D, the organised workshop aims at attracting the best world-wide research in the following areas: 3D geo information requirements (based on analysis of applications), 3D data acquisition and processing (LiDAR, Photogrammetry), 3D object reconstruction, 3D spatial data models (vector, voxel, CSG, tetrahedrons, curved surfaces, etc.), 3D GIS and time, 3D in spatial databases, 3D topology and network, 3D visualization, Augmented and Virtual Reality, 3D spatial analysis and simulation, 3D Indoor/Outdoor Navigation, 3D and levels of detail (scale/resolution), 3D City Model and Building Model (outdoor and indoor integration), 3D applications (3D cadastre, 3D utilities, 3D city and urban planning modeling, etc. ), 3D standards.

The papers are organized in three parts as follows: Data acquisition and processing: advanced approaches for 3D data collection, processing and methods for real-time data acquisition – Data modelling and management: topological, geometrical and network models for representation and maintenance of 3D geo-information in geographical multi-scales – Data analysis and visualization: frameworks for representing 3D spatial relationships, 3D spatial analysis and algorithms for indoor/outdoor navigation, interpolation, etc. Advanced Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality visualization.


REFERENCE BOOK


Handbook of metadata, semantics and ontologies

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang (GE)

Editor Miguel-Angel Sicilia
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher World Scientific

Metadata research has emerged as a discipline cross-cutting many domains, focused on the provision of distributed descriptions (often called annotations) to Web resources or applications. Such associated descriptions are supposed to serve as a foundation for advanced services in many application areas, including search and location, personalization, federation of repositories and automated delivery of information. Indeed, the Semantic Web is in itself a concrete technological framework for ontology-based metadata. For example, Web-based social networking requires metadata describing people and their interrelations, and large databases with biological information use complex and detailed metadata schemas for more precise and informed search strategies.There is a wide diversity in the languages and idioms used for providing meta-descriptions, from simple structured text in metadata schemas to formal annotations using ontologies, and the technologies for storing, sharing and exploiting meta-descriptions are also diverse and evolve rapidly. In addition, there is a proliferation of schemas and standards related to metadata, resulting in a complex and moving technological landscape — hence, the need for specialized knowledge and skills in this area.TheHandbook of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologiesis intended as an authoritative reference for students, practitioners and researchers, serving as a roadmap for the variety of metadata schemas and ontologies available in a number of key domain areas, including culture, biology, education, healthcare, engineering and library science.Readership: Graduates and senior undergraduates in computing or information science; researchers in metadata, semantics and ontologies; practitioners in planning or managing information systems.

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