Jan 28

RESERVE BOOKS


Interpreting engineering drawings, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Jennifer F. Callanga (ME 131, 136; MES 1)

Author Theodore J. Branoff
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, 8th EDITION offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that shows readers how to create professional-quality engineering drawings that can be interpreted with precision in today’s technology-based industries. This flexible, user-friendly textbook offers unsurpassed coverage of the theory and practical applications that you’ll need as readers communicate technical concepts in an international marketplace. All material is developed around the latest ASME drawing standards, helping readers keep pace with the dynamic changes in the field of engineering graphics.


Understanding spatial media

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GmE 210)

Editors Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault, Matthew W. Wilson
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication 2017
Publisher SAGE Publications

Over the past decade, a new set of interactive, open, participatory, and networked spatial media have become widespread. These include mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geodesign and architectural and planning tools, urban dashboards and citizen reporting geosystems, augmented reality media, and locative media. Collectively, these produce and mediate spatial big data and are reshaping spatial knowledge, spatial behavior, and spatial politics.

Understanding Spatial Media brings together leading scholars from around the globe to examine these new spatial media, their attendant technologies, spatial data, and their social, economic, and political effects.

The 22 chapters are divided into the following sections:

  • Spatial media technologies
  • Spatial data and spatial media
  • The consequences of spatial media
  • Understanding Spatial Media is the perfect introduction to this fast emerging phenomena for students and practitioners of geography, urban studies, data science, and media and communications.


Cartography : science of making maps

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 173)

Editor Tucker Nichollas
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Larsen and Keller Education

Cartography concerns itself with the study and application of making maps. It is an important practice in the fields of transportation and circumnavigation, military and research-related purposes. The book aims to shed light on some of the fundamentals concepts of cartography. It is specifically designed for the students to learn details about this field. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles of the area. The topics covered in this extensive book deal with the core subjects of cartography. Through this text, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new techniques in this field.


Exploring physical geography, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 173)

Authors Stephen J. Reynolds [and four others]
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Stephen Reynolds, author of the highly successful Exploring Geology, brings his ground-breaking, visually spectacular approach to Exploring Physical Geography. Intended for an introductory geography course, such as Physical Geography, Reynolds Exploring Physical Geography promotes inquiry and science as an active process. It encourages student curiosity and aims to activate existing student knowledge by posing the title of every two-page spread and every subsection as a question. In addition, questions are dispersed throughout the book. Integrated into the book are opportunities for students to observe patterns, features, and examples before the underlying concepts are explained. That is, we employ a learning-cycle approach where student exploration precedes the introduction of geographic terms and the application of knowledge to a new situation.

Exploring Physical Geography introduces terms after students have an opportunity to observe the feature or concept that is being named. This approach is consistent with several educational philosophies, including a learning cycle and just-in-time teaching. Research on learning cycles shows that students are more likely to retain a term if they already have a mental image of the thing being named (Lawson, 2003). Also, the figure-based approach in this book allows terms to be introduced in their context rather than as a definition that is detached from a visual representation of the term. We introduce new terms in italics rather than in boldface, because boldfaced terms on a textbook page cause students to immediately focus mostly on the terms, rather than build an understanding of the concepts.

Featuring more than 2,500 photographs and illustration, Exploring Physical Geography engages students with strong visuals, unique two-page spreads, and Before You Leave This Page objectives.


Remote sensing for sustainability

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 159, 179)

Editor Qihao Weng
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art remote sensing knowledge integral for monitoring the world’s natural resources and environments, managing exposure to natural disasters and man-made risks, and helping understand the sustainability and productivity of natural ecosystems.

Bridging the gap between remote sensing and sustainability science this book examines theories and methods as well as practical applications of sustainable development for cities using remote sensing; focuses on remote sensing methods and techniques for sustainable natural resources with emphasize on forests; answers questions on how and what the remote sensing methods and techniques can do for the sustainability of environmental systems; and examines the issues of energy use and sustainable energy sources using remote sensing technology in countries such as Germany, China, the U.S, drawing on case studies to demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing techniques.

This comprehensive guide, which can serve to professors, researchers, and students alike, takes in consideration the United Nations set of sustainable development goals and intends to contribute to the GEO’s Strategic Plan by addressing and exemplifying a number of societal benefit areas of remote sensing data sets, methods, and techniques for sustainable development.


CIRCULATION BOOKS

Introduction to geographic information systems

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GIME 175)

Author Jayceon Garcia
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Larsen & Keller

The book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of geographic information systems (GIS). It provides thorough knowledge about the basic principles of this subject. Geographic information systems refer to a system that is used to manipulate, capture, store, analyze and maintain geographical data. The textbook covers the various fields that use this technology as well as the methods associated with it. It also focuses on the theoretical aspects on geographic information science. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this book covers the most significant topics in this field. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in GIS.


Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling, 12th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 221)

Author Harold Kerzner
Place of Publication BHoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Project Management, or the “Project Management bible” as it’s widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management. It features a streamlined approach to PM functions without stinting on detailed coverage of the tools and methods used at all stages of a project.

This 12th Edition has been updated to reflect industry changes and features in-depth coverage of emerging topics, including global stakeholder management, causes of failure, agile project management, project governance failure, customer approval milestones, classifying project metrics, and more. Also, supplementary materials are available for students, professionals, and instructors.

  • Understand organizational structures and project management functions
  • Learn how to control costs, manage risk, and analyze trade-offs
  • Examine different methods used for planning, scheduling, QA, and more
  • Work effectively with customers and stakeholders from around the globe
  • As projects increase in scope and complexity, managing them across time zones, language barriers, and technology platforms requires a systematic approach that accounts for every detail. All the more reason to keep Project Management, 12th Edition within arm’s reach throughout all stages of the projects you manage.


    Engineering geology

    Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 153)

    Editor Dave Cox
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Magnum Publishing

    Engineering geology is the application of the geological sciences to engineering study for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and accounted for. Engineering geology studies may be performed during the planning, environmental impact analysis, civil or structural engineering design, value engineering and construction phases of public and private works projects, and during post-construction and forensic phases of projects. This book covers the fields of the earth sciences and engineering, particularly geological and geotechnical engineering. The focus of the book is on geological or engineering studies that are of interest to engineering geologists.

    Apr 18

    RESERVE BOOKS


    MATLAB programming for engineers, Fifth edition, International edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna (CS)

    Author Stephen J. Chapman
    Place of Publication Australia
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Master the MATLAB technical programming language with MATLAB PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS, 5E! Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout, this latest edition of Chapman’s successful book shows you how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented programs, while simultaneously introducing you to many of the practical functions of MATLAB.


    Introductory concepts in chemical engineering, Second edition

    Donated by: Dr. Wilfredo Jose

    Author W. I. José
    Place of Publication Calauan, Laguna
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher WIJTECH Publishing House

    This textbook is designed for students with only a background (general education) in chemistry, physics, arithmetic, and algebra.  Thus, this book is for anyone who wants a simple background of the chemical engineering discipline (e.g. elementary chemical engineering).

    Drawing on 40 years of teaching and professional experience W. I. Jose takes you step-by-step learning the basics of mass and energy balance calculations, stating with a revelation that you have solve some mass problems in high school arithmetic or algebra subjects without any background in chemical engineering.  Principles and relationships are gradually introduced so that the increasing difficulty is not felt at all.  Computer aided solution is discouraged to keep focus on the principles so they are ingrained in the students’ mind.  Although some shortcut solutions are given, they are intended for student’s personal use to sharpen their solving and thinking skills.


    CIRCULATION BOOKS


    MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba, (EE 226)

    Authors Yasuhisa Omura, Abhijit Mallik, and Naoto Matsuo
    Place of Publication Singapore
    Date of Publication 2017
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

    Helps readers understand the physics behind MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications

    • Based on timely published and unpublished work written by expert authors
    • Discusses various promising MOS devices applicable to low-energy environmental and biomedical uses
    • Describes the physical effects (quantum, tunneling) of MOS devices
    • Demonstrates the performance of devices, helping readers to choose right devices applicable to an industrial or consumer environment
    • Addresses some Ge-based devices and other compound-material-based devices for high-frequency applications and future development of high performance devices.

    Power management integrated circuits

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba, (EE 300)

    Editors Mona M. Hella, Patrick Mercier, Krzysztof Iniewski
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Taylor & Francis Group

    Power Management Integrated Circuits delivers a modern treatise on mixed-signal integrated circuit design for power management. Comprised of chapters authored by leading researchers from industry and academia, this definitive text:

    • Describes circuit- and architectural-level innovations that meet advanced power and speed capabilities
    • Explores hybrid inductive-capacitive converters for wide-range dynamic voltage scaling
    • Presents innovative control techniques for single inductor dual output (SIDO) and single inductor multiple output (SIMO) converters
    • Discusses cutting-edge design techniques including switching converters for analog/RF loads
    • Compares the use of GaAs pHEMTs to CMOS devices for efficient high-frequency switching converters

    Thus, Power Management Integrated Circuits provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of this exciting and emerging field of engineering.


    Advanced solutions in power systems : HVDC, FACTS, and artificial intelligence

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 151/152/159/250)

    Editors Mircea Eremia, Chen-Ching Liu, Abdel-Aty Edris
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Provides insight on both classical means and new trends in the application of power electronic and artificial intelligence techniques in power system operation and control

    This book presents advanced solutions for power system controllability improvement, transmission capability enhancement and operation planning. The book is organized into three parts. The first part describes the CSC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC technologies, the second part presents the FACTS devices, and the third part refers to the artificial intelligence techniques. All technologies and tools approached in this book are essential for power system development to comply with the smart grid requirements.

    • Discusses detailed operating principles and diagrams, theory of modeling, control strategies and physical installations around the world of HVDC and FACTS systems
    • Covers a wide range of Artificial Intelligence techniques that are successfully applied for many power system problems, from planning and monitoring to operation and control
    • Each chapter is carefully edited, with drawings and illustrations that helps the reader to easily understand the principles of operation or application

    Advanced Solutions in Power Systems: HVDC, FACTS, and Artificial Intelligence is written for graduate students, researchers in transmission and distribution networks, and power system operation. This book also serves as a reference for professional software developers and practicing engineers.


    Microgrids and other local area power and energy systems

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EEE)

    Authors Alexis Kwasinski, Wayne Weaver, Robert S. Balog
    Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Date of Publication 2016
    Publisher Cambridge University Press

    Describing the formation, integration, planning, composition and operation of microgrids, this book explains how local power systems can address limitations in conventional electric power grids and provides insights into the practical implementation needs and outcomes of microgrid technology. All aspects of microgrid design and applications are covered, including the main technologies involved in microgrids and other local area power and energy systems. The reliability and economic characteristics of microgrid system architecture, energy storage and grid interaction are explored in depth. Over 300 illustrations and real-world application examples make this a fully self-contained resource, ideal for graduate students and professionals in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering and materials science.


    Atmospheric chemistry and physics : from air pollution to climate change, Third edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion (EnE)

    Authors John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Expanded and updated with new findings and new features

    • New chapter on Global Climate providing a self-contained treatment of climate forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity
    • New chapter on Atmospheric Organic Aerosols and new treatment of the statistical method of Positive Matrix Factorization
    • Updated treatments of physical meteorology, atmospheric nucleation, aerosol-cloud relationships, chemistry of biogenic hydrocarbons
    • Each topic developed from the fundamental science to the point of application to real-world problems
    • New problems at an introductory level to aid in classroom teaching

    Web security & commerce

    Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

    Authors Simson Garfinkel with Gene Spafford
    Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
    Date of Publication [1997]
    Publisher O’Reilly

    Attacks on government Web sites, break-ins at Internet service providers, electronic credit card fraud, invasion of personal privacy by merchants as well as hackers–is this what the World Wide Web is really all about? Web Security & Commerce cuts through the hype and the front page stories. It tells you what the real risks are and explains how you can minimize them. Whether you’re a casual (but concerned) Web surfer or a system administrator responsible for the security of a critical Web server, this book will tell you what you need to know. Entertaining as well as illuminating, it looks behind the headlines at the technologies, risks, and benefits of the Web. Whatever browser or server you are using, you and your system will benefit from this book.Topics include:

    • User safety–browser vulnerabilities (with an emphasis on Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer), privacy concerns, issues with Java, JavaScript, ActiveX, and plug-ins.
    • Digital certificates–what they are, how they assure identity in a networked environment, how certification authorities and server certificates work, and what code signing all about.
    • Cryptography–an overview of how encryption works on the Internet and how different algorithms and programs are being used today.
    • Web server security–detailed technical information about SSL (Secure Socket Layer), TLS (Transport Layer Security), host security, server access methods, and secure CGI/API programming.
    • Commerce and society–how digital payments work, what blocking software and censorship technology (e.g., PICS and RSACi) is about, and what civil and criminal issues you need to understand.

    Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics, 4th ed.

    Donated by: Ms. Maria Veron Munar

    Authors J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication c1987
    Publisher McGraw-Hill

    The purpose of this text is to provide an introductory treatment of thermodynamics from a chemical-engineering viewpoint.  We have sought present material so that it may be readily understood by the average undergraduate, while at the same time maintaining the standard of rigor demanded by sound thermodynamic analysis.

    The justification for a separate text for chemical engineers is no different now than it has been for the past thirty-seven years during which the first three editions have been in print.  The same thermodynamic principles apply regardless of discipline.  However, these abstract principles are more effectively taught when advantage is taken of student commitment to a chosen branch of engineering.  Thus, applications indicating the usefulness of thermodynamics in chemical engineering not only stimulate student interest, but also provide a better understanding of the fundamentals themselves.


    Apr 6

    RESERVE BOOKS


    Advanced engineering mathematics, 8th edition, SI edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES)

    Author Peter V. O’Neil
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Now you can make rigorous mathematical topics accessible to your students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models with O’Neil’s ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, 8E. New “Math in Context” broadens the engineering connections for your students by clearly demonstrating how mathematical concepts are applied to current engineering problems. You have the flexibility to select additional topics that are best for your individual course, including many new web modules while minimizing the cost of the printed book.


    Design of analog CMOS integrated circuits, Second edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 220)

    Author Behzad Razavi
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits by Behzad Razavi, deals with the analysis and design of analog CMOS integrated circuits, emphasizing fundamentals, as well as new paradigms that students and practicing engineers need to master in today’s industry. Because analog design requires both intuition and rigor, each concept is first introduced from an intuitive perspective and subsequently treated by careful analysis. The objective is to develop both a solid foundation and methods of analyzing circuits by inspection so that the reader learns what approximations can be made in which circuits, and how much error to expect in each approximation. This approach also enables the reader to apply the concepts to bipolar circuits with little additional effort


    Fire design of steel structures : Eurocode 1 : actions on structures, part 1-2 : General actions – Actions on structures exposed to fire : Eurocode 3 : design of steel structures, part 1-2 : General rules – Structural fire design, 2nd edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo (ICE)

    Authors Jean-Marc Franssen, Paulo Vila Real
    Place of Publication Berlin
    Date of Publication 2015
    Publisher ECCS/Ernst & Sohn

    This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocodes for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991. Chapter 3 is dedicated to the models which represent the thermal actions created by the fire. Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the load bearing capacity of the steel structure. Chapter 6 presents the essential features that characterize the advanced calculation models, for thermal and mechanical response. The methods used to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes a computer program called `Elefir-EN? which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation. Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the previous chapters.
    For this second edition the content has been revised and extended. The book contains some new sections, e.g. a comparison between the simple and the advanced calculation, as well as additional examples.


    NFPA 80 : standard for fire doors and other opening protectives, 2016 edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

    Corporate body National Fire Protection Association
    Place of Publication Quincy, Massachusetts
    Date of Publication 2016
    Publisher National Fire Protection Association

    This edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fire Doors and Windows.  It was issued by the Standards Council on May 26, 2015, wit an effective date on June 15, 2015, and supersedes all previous editions.

    This document has been amended by one or more Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) and/or Errata.  See “Codes & Standards” at www.nfpa.org for more information.

    This edition of NFPA 80 was approved as an American National Standard on June 15, 2015.

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 80 recognizes several new technical issues, including provisions for drilling raceways for wires when performed at the job site; detailed provisions for information required to be included on a label for fire doors, fire dor frames, fire windows, and oversized doors; provisions for addressing fire doors too large to be fire tested; recognition of the use of products evaluated for fire doors that exceed the maximum allowable bottom clearance; provisions for field labeling procedures and field label information; and new provisions for the maximum allowable clearance between a pair of swinging doors and between the door and frame, depending on the door material.  New provisions for the acceptable testing of fire dampers and new detailed requirements for the specific test methods required during periodic tests of fire dampers have also been included.  A new opening protective is addressed in the new Chapter 21, Fire Protective Curtain Assemblies, which provides requirements related to the installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of those assemblies installed to protect vertical openings.


    NFPA 252 : standard methods of fire tests of door assemblies, 2012 edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

    Corporate body National Fire Protection Association
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2012]
    Publisher IEEE/John Wiley & Sons,Inc.

    This edition of NFPA 252, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fire Tests. It was issued by the Standards Council on December 13, 2011, with an effective date of January 2, 2012, and supersedes all previous edition.s

    This edition of NFPA 252 was approved as an American National Standard on January 2,2012.

    Evaluate the ability of of fire doors to resist the passage of flame, heat, and gases with the latest testing provisions in the 2012 NFPA 252. Revised to include updated references, the 2012 NFPA 252: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies outlines methods of fire testing door assemblies that testing laboratories and manufacturers can use to determine assembly suitability when fire resistance of a specific duration is required. The Standard allows different fire door assemblies to be compared with each other in order to evaluate their relative performance as measured against a standard fire experience.


    NFPA 257 : standard on fire test for window and glass block assemblies, 2012 edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

    Corporate body National Fire Protection Association
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2012]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    This edition of NFPA 257, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies, was prepared by the Technical Committee on Fire Tests. It was issued by the Standards Council on December 13, 2011, with an effective date of January 2, 2012, and supersedes all previous editions.

    This edition of NFPA 257 was approved as an American National Standard on January 2, 2012.

    Make sure windows and glass blocks don’t contribute to fire spread by following the testing provisions in the 2012 NFPA 257. NFPA 257: Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies prescribes fire and hose stream test procedures that apply to fire window assemblies — including window, glass block, and other light-transmitting assemblies — intended for use in window openings to retard the spread of fire through openings in fire-resistive walls. It establishes controls of the fire test as well as performance criteria and results for reporting procedures. NFPA 257 is referenced by NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® when being used to set up a window fire resistance rating in a fire rated wall assembly. Essential for testing laboratories and manufacturers, the 2012 Standard edition contains


    International standard ISO 3008 : fire-resistance tests : door and shutter assemblies

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Nathaniel B. Diola (ICE)

    Place of Publication Switzerland
    Date of Publication 1976
    Publisher International Organization for Standardization

    Includes methods for testing and evaluating. Does not give a procedure of classification.


    Apr 6

    CIRCULATION BOOKS


    Biotransformation of agricultural waste and by-products : the food, feed, fibre, fuel (4F) economy

    Recommended by: Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose (EgyE 222)

    Editors Palmiro Poltronieri, Oscar Fernando D’Urso
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Elsevier

    Biotransformation of Agricultural Waste and By-Products in the 4F Economy: The Food, Feed, Fiber, Fuel (4F) Economy presents an evaluation of plant species better exploitable for a particular transformation. As crops are already covering large parts of cultivable soils, is it is not conceivable to try to extend the cultures beyond the limit of available soils, but a further increase in productivity is not easy to obtain.

    The book discusses advances in technology and plants design which support the exploitation and valorization of vegetable and fruit by-products through fermentation (feed-batch liquid fermentation, solid-state fermentation) in bio-based bio-chemicals/biofuels production. Pathways in the biosynthesis of fibers, sugars, and metabolites are provided with a focus on the lifecycle of bacteria, yeasts, and even plant species. The text analyzes cellular structures and the organization of cell walls in order to show which polysaccharides offer more favorable fermentative processes and which are detrimental.

    • Provides an overview of all plant based biosources
    • Includes examples of biochemical/biofuel production from plant waste
    • Discusses the production of enzymes used in the plant fermentation processes
    • Explores the new fermentation technologies and production of chemicals and fuels from various plants.

    Renewable energy systems : a smart energy systems approach to the choice and modeling of 100% renewable solutions, 2nd Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

    Author Henrik Lund
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

    In this new edition of Renewable Energy Systems, globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor, Henrik Lund, sets forth a straightforward, comprehensive methodology for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. The book does this by presenting an energy system analysis methodology.

    The book provides the results of more than fifteen comprehensive energy system analysis studies, examines the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the present system, and presents concrete design examples derived from a dozen renewable energy systems around the globe. Renewable Energy Systems, Second Edition also undertakes the socio-political realities governing the implementation of renewable energy systems by introducing a theoretical framework approach aimed at understanding how major technological changes, such as renewable energy, can be implemented at both the national and international levels.

    • Provides an introduction to the technical design of renewable energy systems
    • Demonstrates how to analyze the feasibility and efficiency of large-scale systems to help implementers avoid costly trial and error
    • Addresses the socio-political challenge of implementing the shift to renewables
    • Features a dozen extensive case studies from around the globe that provide real-world templates for new installations.

    Wind energy engineering, 2nd Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 223, 201; ME 188, 287)

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

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

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

    Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

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

    Renewable energy & sustainable design

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

    Author Scott Grinnell
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Featuring current information and a practical approach, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN combines common forms of renewable energy with green building practices, offering an exciting and engaging introduction to this field. Focusing on both the theory and practice of producing electrical energy from non-fossil fuel sources, this book evaluates different types of building materials and design options while assessing available forms of renewable energy–including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, tidal and geothermal. By examining the benefits and limitations involved in harnessing each of these renewable energies, this book seeks to provide you with an objective and informed viewpoint, with the ultimate purpose of minimizing harmful impacts on individuals, communities, and the environment.


    Introduction to Bayesian statistics, 3rd Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Joanna Z. Resurreccion (IE 27, 28)

    Authors William M. Bolstad, James M. Curran
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Wiley

    There is a strong upsurge in the use of Bayesian methods in applied statistical analysis, yet most introductory statistics texts only present frequentist methods. Bayesian statistics has many important advantages that students should learn about if they are going into fields where statistics will be used. In this third Edition, four newly-added chapters address topics that reflect the rapid advances in the field of Bayesian statistics. The authors continue to provide a Bayesian treatment of introductory statistical topics, such as scientific data gathering, discrete random variables, robust Bayesian methods, and Bayesian approaches to inference for discrete random variables, binomial proportions, Poisson, and normal means, and simple linear regression. In addition, more advanced topics in the field are presented in four new chapters: Bayesian inference for a normal with unknown mean and variance; Bayesian inference for a Multivariate Normal mean vector; Bayesian inference for the Multiple Linear Regression Model; and Computational Bayesian Statistics including Markov Chain Monte Carlo. The inclusion of these topics will facilitate readers’ ability to advance from a minimal understanding of Statistics to the ability to tackle topics in more applied, advanced level books. Minitab macros and R functions are available on the book’s related website to assist with chapter exercises. Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Third Edition also features:

    • Topics including the Joint Likelihood function and inference using independent Jeffreys priors and join conjugate prior
    • The cutting-edge topic of computational Bayesian Statistics in a new chapter, with a unique focus on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods
    • Exercises throughout the book that have been updated to reflect new applications and the latest software applications
    • Detailed appendices that guide readers through the use of R and Minitab software for Bayesian analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, with all related macros available on the book’s website

    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Third Edition is a textbook for upper-undergraduate or first-year graduate level courses on introductory statistics course with a Bayesian emphasis. It can also be used as a reference work for statisticians who require a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics.


    Principles of engineering thermodynamics

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 63, 267)

    Author John R. Reisel
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Written in an informal, first-person writing style that makes abstract concepts easier to understand, PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS provides strong coverage of fundamental concepts and applications. To help readers develop a better understanding of how to apply thermodynamics in their future careers and a stronger intuitive feel for how the different components of thermodynamics are interrelated, the book asks readers to explore how changes in a particular parameter can change a device’s or process’ performance. Readers are encouraged to develop computer-based models of devices, processes, and cycles and to take advantage of the speed of Internet-based programs and computer apps to find thermodynamic data, just as practicing engineers do.


    Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 165, 188, 287; EgyE 201)

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

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


    Thermodynamics for engineers

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 63, 267)

    Authors Kenneth A. Kroos, Merle C. Potter
    Place of Publication Stamford, CT
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Features

    • The mathematics (calculus) needed has been kept to a minimum so that all students can follow the developments.
    • Learning outcomes are listed at the start of each chapter and identified as completed at relevant places in the text, followed by a summary at the end of each chapter.
    • Short concept quizzes included at the completion of each outcome to test the students.
    • Real-world parallels are drawn at appropriate places to help students relate to abstract concepts.
    • Equal emphasis is laid on qualitative and quantitative coverage, theory and application, and core concepts and current trends.
    • Solved examples illustrate clear problem solving methodology and focus on real-world applications of thermodynamics concepts.

    Heating with renewable energy : practical, hydronic-based combisystems for residential and light commercial buildings

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (EgyE 201; ME 188, 287)

    Author John Siegenthaler
    Place of Publication Stamford, CT
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and “how to” information you’ll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.


    RESERVE BOOKS

    Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, 11th Ed.

    Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

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

    Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.

    In this edition:

    • Thoroughly refreshed problem set
    • Concept questions include multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and use these principles to help develop their intuition.

    Refrigeration and air conditioning technology, 8th Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 183, 281, 282)

    Author John A. Tomczyk [and three others]
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Develop the knowledge and skills you need to maintain and troubleshoot today’s complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 8th Edition. This practical, easy-to-understand book provides hands-on guidance, practical applications, and the solid foundation you need to fully understand today’s HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today’s HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and green awareness, the 8th Edition covers the latest advances in the industry and the all-important soft skills and customer relations issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos, and unique Service Call features bring concepts to life and help you develop the critical skills you need for success in your future career.


    Reservoir engineering in modern oilfields : vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral well systems

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 188, 287; EgyE 201)

    Author Wilson Chin
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Scrivener Publishing/Wiley

    Real-world reservoirs are layered, heterogeneous and anisotropic, exposed to water and gas drives, faults, barriers and fractures. They are produced by systems of vertical, deviated, horizontal and multilateral wells whose locations, sizes, shapes and topologies are dictated “on the fly, at random”by petroleum engineers and drillers at well sites. Wells may be pressure or rate-constrained, with these roles re-assigned during simulation with older laterals shut-in, newer wells drilled and brought on stream, and so on. And all are subject to steady and transient production, each satisfying different physical and mathematical laws, making reservoir simulation an art difficult to master and introducing numerous barriers to entry. All of these important processes can now be simulated in any order using rapid, stable and accurate computational models developed over two decades.

    And what if it were further possible to sketch complicated geologies and lithologies, plus equally complex systems of general wells, layer-by-layer using Windows Notepad? And with no prior reservoir simulation experience and only passing exposure to reservoir engineering principles? Have the user press “Simulate,” and literally, within minutes, produce complicated field-wide results, production forecasts, and detailed three-dimensional color pressure plots from integrated graphics algorithms?

    Developed over years of research, this possibility has become reality. The author, an M.I.T. trained scientist who has authored fifteen original research books, over a hundred papers and forty patents, winner of a prestigious British Petroleum Chairman’s Innovation Award in reservoir engineering and a record five awards from the United States Department of Energy, has delivered just such a product, making real-time planning at the well-site simple and practical. Workflows developed from experience as a practicing reservoir engineer are incorporated into “intelligent menus” that make in-depth understanding of simulation principles and readings of user manuals unnecessary. This volume describes new technology for down-to-earth problems using numerous examples performed with our state-of-the-art simulator, one that is available separately at affordable cost and requiring only simple Intel Core i5 computers without specialized graphics boards. The new methods are rigorous, validated and well-documented and are now available for broad petroleum industry application.


    Principles of heat transfer, 8th Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Menandro S. Berana (ME 164)

    Authors Frank Krieth, Raj M. Manglik
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Introduce the principles of heat transfer using the classic that sets the standard of coverage and organization for all other heat transfer texts. Following the recommendations of the ASME Committee on Heat Transfer Education, Kreith/Manglik’s PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E provides a comprehensive engineering approach that is ideal for your upper-level, one-semester course in heat transfer. This relevant book recognizes that in today’s world, computational analysis is more critical than rote mathematical solutions to heat transfer problems. However, the authors also incorporate an effective analytic approach. With this approach, students gain a clear understanding of the physics involved and learn how to utilize tools for analyzing more complex problems. PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E also emphasizes applications to current engineering challenges in renewable energy, bioengineering, microelectronics, materials processing, and space exploration.


    Advanced engineering mathematics with MATLAB, 4th Ed.

    Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 201)

    Authors Dean G. Duffy
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher CRC Press

    Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB, Fourth Edition builds upon three successful previous editions. It is written for today’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) student. Three assumptions under lie its structure: (1) All students need a firm grasp of the traditional disciplines of ordinary and partial differential equations, vector calculus and linear algebra. (2) The modern student must have a strong foundation in transform methods because they provide the mathematical basis for electrical and communication studies. (3) The biological revolution requires an understanding of stochastic (random) processes. The chapter on Complex Variables, positioned as the first chapter in previous editions, is now moved to Chapter 10. The author employs MATLAB to reinforce concepts and solve problems that require heavy computation. Along with several updates and changes from the third edition, the text continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s instructors and students.


    DONATED BOOKS

    An enduring quest : the story of Purdue industrial engineers

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Author Ferd Leimkuhler
    Place of Publication West Lafayette, Indiana
    Date of Publication [2009]
    Publisher Purdue University Press

    The process of industrialization that began over two hundred years ago is continuing to change the way people work and live, and doing it very rapidly, in places like China and India. At the forefront of this movement is the profession of industrial engineering that develops and applies the technology that drives industrialization. This book describes how industrial engineering evolved over the past two centuries developing methods and principles for the planning, design, and control of production and service systems. The story focuses on the growth of the discipline at Purdue University where it helped shape the university itself and made substantial contributions to the industrialization of America and the world. The story includes colorful and creative people like Frank and Lillian Gilbreth of Cheaper by the Dozen fame. Lillian was the first lady of American engineering as well a founder of Purdue’s Industrial Engineering.


    Advances in ergonomics in manufacturing

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias (IE 160, 161)

    Editors Stefan Trzcielinski and Waldemar Karwowski
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher CRC Press

    Meeting the needs of the manufacturing and service sectors of contemporary industry, this volume is concerned with the human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues related to the design of products, processes, and systems, as well as the operation and management of business enterprises. This book will be of special value to researchers and practitioners involved in the design of products, processes, systems, and services, which are marketed and utilized by a variety of organizations around the world.


    2017 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

    Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

    Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher ASHRAE

    The 2017 ASHRAE Handbook–Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. Its more than 1,000 pages cover basic principles such as thermodynamics, psychrometrics, and heat transfer, and provide practical guidance on building envelope, indoor environmental quality, load calculations, duct and piping system design, refrigerants, energy resources, sustainability, and more. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

    Each chapter has been reviewed by the hundreds of industry experts on ASHRAE Technical Committees, who update chapters to cover current requirements, technology, and design practice. This expert review and revision sets the ASHRAE Handbook apart from other references.

    The 2017 edition includes a new chapter–Chapter 36, Moisture Management in Buildings, which presents data on indoor vapor release and measured indoor/outdoor vapor pressure/concentration differences, and discusses moisture sources and sinks that can reduce materials’ durability, as well as the negative effects of insufficient or excessive indoor relative humidity.


    Incompressible fluid dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author J. N. Hunt
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication 1964
    Publisher Longmans, Green and Co Ltd

    The book includes the following chapters:

    • The Navier-Stokes Equations
    • Laminar Boundary Layers
    • Approximate Methods for Steady Laminar Boundary Layers
    • Unsteady Laminar Boundary Layers
    • Hydrodynamic Instability
    • Turbulence
    • Turbulent Shear Flows

    2016 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems and equipment

    Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

    Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher ASHRAE

    The 2016 ASHRAE Handbook–HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.


    Building a culture of science in the Philippines : proceedings of the 2007 NAST round table discussions

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editor Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza
    Place of Publication Philippines
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

    The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines is the premier advisory and recognition body in the country in science and technology. One of the primary and continuing concerns of the Academy is the development and improvement of science culture that recognizes the ways of thought, findings and limitations of science. It must also develop and recognize the scientific capability of persons and institutions that will further contribute to the growth of science and technology.

    On 11-12 July 2007, the NAST held its 29th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) around the theme A Progressive Philippines Anchored on Science: Building a Culture of Science in the Philippines. In preparation for this event, the Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy, lead division for the 2007 ASM, organized four round table discussions which gathered stakeholders in the discussion of issues and concerns relevant to the theme. This volume reports on the discussion and analysis of many collaborative initiatives, programs and projects of academe, private sector, government, NGOs, and foreign governments that address issues on the improvement of science and mathematics education and development of scientific capability in the country.

    Included in this volume is a report on a multi-sponsored pilot study in Laguna, an immediate response to the call for all of us who can and are able to contribute to efforts in improving science and math towards building a culture of science in the country.

    This book will hopefully serve as a rich source of baseline information on these efforts and guide is in the arduous road to a progressive Philippines anchored on science.


    Basics of occupational health and safety : guidebook for practitioners and industries

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Author Jinky Leilanie Del Prado-Lu
    Place of Publication Quezon City
    Date of Publication c2011
    Publisher University of the Philippines Press

    Basics of Occupational Health and Safety outlines the basic elements of implementing occupational health and safety programs in various types of industries–manufacturing, service, agriculture, mining, construction, small enterprises, among others. The solutions offered to address hazard and safety issues are exhaustive, technical, and practical, as well as cost-effective for management, and beneficial for workers.

    The book provides practitioners and managers valuable knowledge and skills to deal with work hazards and engage in social corporate responsibility toward their workers and the environment. At the same time, workers are given a basic understanding of their occupational health and safety rights, and practical tips on how to deal with unsafe and unhealthy work environments.


    Engineering mechanics: statics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Irving H. Shames
    Place of Publication Englewood CLiffs, N.J.
    Date of Publication [1958-1960]
    Publisher Prentice-Hall

    The book contains the following chapters:

    • Fundamentals of Mechanics
    • Elements of Vector Algebra
    • Important Vector Quantities
    • Equivalent Force Systems
    • Equations of Equilibrium
    • Introduction to Structural Mechanics
    • Frictional Forces
    • Properties of Surfaces
    • Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
    • Introduction to Variational Mechanics

    Engineering mechanics: dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Irving H. Shames
    Place of Publication Englewood CLiffs, N.J.
    Date of Publication [1958-1960]
    Publisher Prentice-Hall

    The book contains the following chapters:

    • Elements of Kinematics
    • Integration of Newton’s Law for Rectilinear Translation
    • Central-Force Motiom
    • General Motion of a Particle
    • Energy Methods
    • Methods of Momentum
    • The Inertia Tensor
    • The Euler’s Equations of Motion
    • Energy Considerations for Rigid Bodies
    • Motion of a Body about a Fixed Point
    • Momentum Equations for Deformable Media

    Introduction to mathematical fluid dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Richard E. Meyer
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication 1982
    Publisher Dover Publications

    Fluid dynamics, the behavior of liquids and gases, is a field of broad impact — in physics, engineering, oceanography, and meteorology for example — yet full understanding demands fluency in higher mathematics, the only language fluid dynamics speaks. Dr. Richard Meyer’s work is indeed introductory, while written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. A knowledge of calculus and vector analysis is presupposed.
    The author develops basic concepts from a semi-axiomatic foundation, noting that “for mathematics students such a treatment helps to dispel the all too common impression that the whole subject is built on a quicksand of assorted intuitions.” Contents include:

    • Kinematics: Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, Circulation and Vorticity.
    • Momentum Principle and Ideal Fluid: Conservation examples, Euler equations, D’Alembert’s and Kelvin’s theorems.
    • Newtonian Fluid: Constitutive and Kinetic theories, exact solutions.
    • Fluids of Small Viscosity: Singular Perturbation, Boundary Layers.
    • Some Aspects of Rotating Fluids: Rossby number, Ekman layer, Taylor-Proudman Blocking.
    • Some Effects of Compressibility: Thermodynamics, Waves, Shock relations and structure, Navier-Stokes equations.

    Dr. Meyer writes, “This core of our knowledge concerns the relation between inviscid and viscous fluids, and the bulk of this book is devoted to a discussion of that relation.”


    LATEX : a document preparation system : user’s guide and reference manual, 2nd Ed.

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Leslie Lamport
    Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
    Date of Publication c1994
    Publisher Addison-Wesley

    LaTex is a software system for typesetting documents. Because it is especially good for technical documents and is available for almost any computer system, LaTex has become a lingua franca of the scientific world. Researchers, educators, and students in universities, as well as scientists in industry, use LaTex to produce professionally formatted papers, proposals, and books. They also use LaTex input to communicate information electronically to their colleagues around the world. With the release of LaTex 2[subscript epsilon], the new standard version, LaTex has become even more powerful. Among its new features are an improved method for handling different styles of type, and commands for including graphics and producing colors. LaTex 2[subscript epsilon] makes available to all LaTex users valuable enhancements to the software that have been developed over the years by users in many different places to satisfy a variety of needs. This book, written by the original architect and implementer of LaTex is both the user’s guide and the reference manual for the software. It has been updated to reflect the changes in the new release. The book begins with instructions for formatting simpler text, and progressively describes commands and techniques for handling larger and more complicated documents. A separate chapter explains how to deal with errors. An added appendix describes what is new and different in LaTex 2[subscript epsilon]. Other additions to the second edition include descriptions of new commands for inserting pictures prepared with other programs and for producing colored output; new sections on how to make books and slides; instructions for making an index with the MakeIndexprogram, and an updated guide to preparing a bibliography with the BibTex program; plus a section on how to send your LaTex documents electronically. Users new to LaTex will find here a book that has earned worldwide praise as a model for clear, concise, and practical documentation.


    An introduction to fluid dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author F. J. Bayley
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication [1958]
    Publisher George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

    This book is intended as a text to accompany undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics as the subject appears in engineering curricula. It presents the principles of the subject and takes the reader to the point at which he himself may begin to specialize in the practical aspects of fluid mechanics. The book is concerned mainly with the study of fluids in motion, but problems with fluids at rest are also included. The text includes dimensional analysis, the effects of viscosity, losses in pipes, flow in open channels and over immersed bodies.


    Structure of the earth

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Sydney P. Clark, Jr.
    Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [1971]
    Publisher Prentice-Hall

    The book contains the following chapters:

    • Geologic Structures
    • The Earth’s magnetic field
    • Plate tectonics
    • Seismology
    • The constitution of the Earth from seismic evidence
    • The Earth’s gravity field
    • Heat flow and the temperatures in the Earth

    Dynamics of nonhomogeneous fluids

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Chia-Shun Yih
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication [1965]
    Publisher Macmillan Company

    The book includes the following:

    • Waves of small amplitudes
    • Steady flows of finite amplitude
    • Hydrodynamic stability
    • Flows in porous media
    • Analogy between gravitation and accelaration

    Principles of turbomachinery

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author R. K. Turton
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication [1984]
    Publisher E. & F. N. Spon

    Pumps, fans, compressors and turbines are essential components in all engineering complexes. This book explains the basic fluid mechanics and thermodynamics underlying their design in a clear and uncomplicated way, with many examples and worked examples. It deals thoroughly with problems such as cavitation, refers to computer-based exercises wherever possible and provides up-to-date information on rapid advances currently being made in analysis and performance control.


    Fluid mechanics, 6th Ed.

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Authors Victor L. Streeter, E. Benjamin Wylie
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication [1975]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Kogakusha, Ltd.

    The book includes the following chapters:

    • Fluid Properties and Definitions
    • Fluid Statics
    • Fluid-Flow Concepts and Basic Equations
    • Dimensional Analysis and Dynamic Similitude
    • Viscous Effects: Fluid Resistance
    • Compressible Flow
    • Ideal-Fluid Flow
    • Fluid Measurement
    • Turbomachinery
    • Steady Closed-Conduit Flow
    • Steady Flow in Open Channels
    • Unsteady Flow
    • Open-Channel Flow

    Fluid mechanics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

    Author Victor L. Streeter, E. Benjamin Wylie
    Place of Publication Auckland
    Date of Publication 1983
    Publisher McGraw-Hill

    This text on intermediate fluids is aimed at the civil, agricultural and oceanography markets. It gives a grounding in fluid mechanics, including systematic and parallel development of the equations of fluid mechanics in integral and differential form. There is also extensive coverage of free surface flow. The book’s applications are directed at shallow-water hydraulics, oceanography and wave mechanics, circulation in large bodies of water and transport. Examples, problems and historical notes are also included.

    Mar 21

    CIRCULATION BOOKS


    Nonlinear regression modeling for engineering applications : modeling, model validation, and enabling design of experiments

    Recommended by: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

    Author Russell R. Rhinehart
    Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
    Date of Publication 2016
    Publisher Wiley/ASME Press

    Since mathematical models express our understanding of how nature behaves, we use them to validate our understanding of the fundamentals about systems (which could be processes, equipment, procedures, devices, or products). Also, when validated, the model is useful for engineering applications related to diagnosis, design, and optimization.

    First, we postulate a mechanism, then derive a model grounded in that mechanistic understanding. If the model does not fit the data, our understanding of the mechanism was wrong or incomplete. Patterns in the residuals can guide model improvement. Alternately, when the model fits the data, our understanding is sufficient and confidently functional for engineering applications.

    This book details methods of nonlinear regression, computational algorithms,model validation, interpretation of residuals, and useful experimental design. The focus is on practical applications, with relevant methods supported by fundamental analysis.

    This book will assist either the academic or industrial practitioner to properly classify the system, choose between the various available modeling options and regression objectives, design experiments to obtain data capturing critical system behaviors, fit the model parameters based on that data, and statistically characterize the resulting model. The author has used the material in the undergraduate unit operations lab course and in advanced control applications.


    Simulation modeling and Arena, 2nd Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 144, 281)

    Author Manuel D. Rossetti
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning statistical analysis and model building through the use of comprehensive examples, problems sets, and software applications

    With a unique blend of theory and applications, Simulation Modeling and Arena®, Second Edition integrates coverage of statistical analysis and model building to emphasize the importance of both topics in simulation. Featuring introductory coverage on how simulation works and why it matters, the Second Edition expands coverage on static simulation and the applications of spreadsheets to perform simulation.

    The new edition also introduces the use of the open source statistical package, R, for both performing statistical testing and fitting distributions. In addition, the models are presented in a clear and precise pseudo-code form, which aids in understanding and model communication. Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition also features:

    Updated coverage of necessary statistical modeling concepts such as confidence interval construction, hypothesis testing, and parameter estimation
    Additional examples of the simulation clock within discrete event simulation modeling involving the mechanics of time advancement by hand simulation
    A guide to the Arena Run Controller, which features a debugging scenario
    New homework problems that cover a wider range of engineering applications in transportation, logistics, healthcare, and computer science
    A related website with an Instructor’s Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions, and data sets for each chapter
    Simulation Modeling and Arena, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses in modeling and simulation within statistics, mathematics, industrial and civil engineering, construction management, business, computer science, and other departments where simulation is practiced. The book is also an excellent reference for professionals interested in mathematical modeling, simulation, and Arena.


    RESERVE BOOKS


    Introduction to operations research, 10th Ed.

    Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 41)

    Authors Frederick S. Hillier, Gerald J. Lieberman
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill

    For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text. The tenth edition includes new section and chapters, upated problems, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with the examples from the text. McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier’s, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance – by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Hillier’s Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart – a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.


    Advanced engineering mathematics, 8th Ed.

    Recommended by: Prof. John Michael Constantino (IE 241)

    Author Peter V. O’Neil
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Now you can make rigorous mathematical topics accessible to your students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models with O’Neil’s ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, 8E. New “Math in Context” broadens the engineering connections for your students by clearly demonstrating how mathematical concepts are applied to current engineering problems. You have the flexibility to select additional topics that are best for your individual course, including many new web modules while minimizing the cost of the printed book.

    Mar 21

    RESERVE BOOK


    Theory of machines and mechanisms, International fourth edition

    Donated by: UPD College of Science Library

    Authors John J. Uicker, Jr., Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley.
    Place of Publication New York
    Date of Publication [2011]
    Publisher Oxford University Press

    Theory of machines and mechanisms, International Fourth Edition, provides a text for the complete study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics and dynamics.

    Features :

    • Offers balanced coverage of all topics by both graphic and analytic methods
    • Covers all major analytic approaches
    • Includes the method of kinematic coefficients-which clearly seperates kinematic (geometric) effects from those depending on operating speed or other dynamic effects- and also integrates the coverage of linkages cams, and geared systems
    • Provides high-accuracy graphical solutions to excercise, by use of CAD software
    New to the International Fourth Edition :
    • A new set of homework problems, created specifically for the International Edition
    • Includes more worked examples throughout, and many new and update end-of chapter homework problems
    • Coverage of helical geards, bevel gears, worms, and worm gears is now integrated into a single chapter
    • Material on planar and spatial dynamic force analysis is now integrated in a single chapter
    • A completely new chapter has been added on multi-degree-of freedom planar linkage analysis

    CIRCULATION BOOKS


    Fundamentals of mechanical vibrations

    Recommending Faculty : Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion (ME)

    Author Liang-Wu, Cai
    Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Wiley, ASME Press

    This introductory book covers the most fundamental aspects of linear vibration analysis for mechanical engineering students and engineers. Consisting of five major topics, each has its own chapter and is aligned with five major objectives of the book. It starts from a concise, rigorous and yet accessible introduction to Lagrangian dynamics as a tool for obtaining the governing equation(s) for a system, the starting point of vibration analysis. The second topic introduces mathematical tools for vibration analyses for single degree-of-freedom systems. In the process, every example includes a section Exploring the Solution with MATLAB. This is intended to develop student’s affinity to symbolic calculations, and to encourage curiosity-driven explorations. The third topic introduces the lumped-parameter modeling to convert simple engineering structures into models of equivalent masses and springs. The fourth topic introduces mathematical tools for general multiple degrees of freedom systems, with many examples suitable for hand calculation, and a few computer-aided examples that bridges the lumped-parameter models and continuous systems. The last topic introduces the finite element method as a jumping point for students to understand the theory and the use of commercial software for vibration analysis of real-world structures.


    Mechanical design of machine components

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion (ME)

    Author Ansel C. Urgal
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Taylor & Francis Group

    Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition strikes a balance between theory and application, and prepares students for more advanced study or professional practice. It outlines the basic concepts in the design and analysis of machine elements using traditional methods, based on the principles of mechanics of materials. The text combines the theory needed to gain insight into mechanics with numerical methods in design. It presents real-world engineering applications, and reveals the link between basic mechanics and the specific design of machine components and machines.

    Divided into three parts, this revised text presents basic background topics, deals with failure prevention in a variety of machine elements and covers applications in design of machine components as well as entire machines. Optional sections treating special and advanced topics are also included.

    Key Features of the Second Edition:

    •  Incorporates material that has been completely updated with new chapters, problems, practical examples and illustrations
    • Places a strong emphasis is on the fundamentals of mechanics of materials as they relate to the study of machine design
    • Provides thorough coverage of machine components, including their applications in modern engineering, and some discussion of entire machines
    • Presents material selection charts and tables as an aid in specific applications
    • Contains selective chapters that include case studies of various components and machines, as well as some open-ended problems
    • Includes applied finite element analysis in design, offering an introduction to this useful tool for computer-oriented examples
    • Addresses the ABET design criteria in a systematic manner
    • Covers optional MATLAB solutions tied to the book and student learning resources on the CRC website.

    Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition helps you gain a grasp of the fundamentals of machine design and the ability to apply these fundamentals to new engineering problems.


    DONATED BOOKS


    Hooked : how to build habit-forming products

    Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

    Authors Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover
    Place of Publication New York, New York
    Date of Publication 2014
    Publisher Portfolio/Penguin

    Why do some products capture our attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain things out of sheer habit? Is there an underlying pattern to how technologies hook us?

    Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) with the Hook Model – a four-step process that, when embedded into products, subtly encourages customer behaviour. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products bring people back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.

    Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behaviour.

    Eyal provides readers with practical insights to create user habits that stick; actionable steps for building products people love; and riveting examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest and the Bible App.


    Diffusion : mass transfer in fluid systems, 3rd ed.

    Author E.L. Cussler
    Place of Publication Cambridge
    Date of Publication 2009
    Publisher Cambridge University Press

    This overview of diffusion and separation processes brings unsurpassed, engaging clarity to this complex topic. Diffusion is a key part of the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum and at the core of understanding chemical purification and reaction engineering. This spontaneous mixing process is also central to our daily lives, with importance in phenomena as diverse as the dispersal of pollutants to digestion in the small intestine. For students, Diffusion goes from the basics of mass transfer and diffusion itself, with strong support through worked examples and a range of student questions. It also takes the reader right through to the cutting edge of our understanding, and the new examples in this third edition will appeal to professional scientists and engineers. Retaining the trademark enthusiastic style, the broad coverage now extends to biology and medicine.


    Advances in human factors, business management and leadership : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors in Business Management and Leadership, and Business Management and Society, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, Califronia, USA

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editors Jussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath Salman Nazir
    Place of Publication Cham
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Springer

    This book reports on practical approaches for facilitating the process of achieving excellence in the management and leadership of organizational resources. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development, and social renewal. In particular, the book presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. It covers ontologies, intelligent management systems, methods for creating knowledge and value added. It gives novel insights into time management and operations optimization, as well as advanced methods for evaluating customers’ satisfaction and conscious experience. Based on two conferences, the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society and the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides both researchers and professionals with new tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in various business activities.


    Advances in human factors, software, and systems engineering : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editors Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski
    Place of Publication Cham
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Springer International Publishing

    This book provides a platform for addressing human factors in software and systems engineering, both pushing the boundaries of current research and responding to new challenges, fostering new research ideas in the process. Topics include evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration, smart grids and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education, and defense and aerospace. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, held on July 17–21, 2017, Los Angeles, USA, this book is an inspiring guide for all researchers and professionals in the field of human factors, software and systems engineering.


    Advances in the human side of service engineering : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on the Human Side of Service Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editors Louis E. Freud, Wojciech Cellary
    Place of Publication Cham
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Springer International Publishing

    This book explores the different ways in which human-factors engineering influences organizations’ and enterprises’ well-being and competitiveness. It covers a wealth of interrelated topics such as service engineering, service science, human–computer interaction, service usability, attitude and opinion assessment, servicescape design and evaluation, and training for service delivery. Further topics include service systems modeling, anthropology in service science, and customer experience, as well as ethical issues and the impact of an aging society. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on The Human Side of Service Engineering, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides readers with a comprehensive, general view of current research and challenges in the important field of service engineering. It also provides practical insights into the development of services for different kinds of organizations, including health care organizations, aviation providers, manpower allocation, hospitality and entertainment, as well as banking and financial institutions.


    Advances in safety management and human factors : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editor Pedro Arezes
    Place of Publication Cham
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Springer International Publishing

    This book discusses the latest findings on ensuring employees’ safety, health, and welfare at work. It combines a range of disciplines – e.g. work physiology, health informatics, safety engineering, workplace design, injury prevention, and occupational psychology – and presents new strategies for safety management, including accident prevention methods such as performance testing and participatory ergonomics.

    The book, which is based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, provides readers, including decision makers, professional ergonomists and program managers in government and public authorities, with a timely snapshot of the state of the art in the field of safety, health, and welfare management. It also addresses agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), as well as other professionals dealing with occupational safety and health.


    Advances in ergonomics of manufacturing : managing the enterprise of the future : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editor Stefan Trzcielinski
    Place of Publication Cham
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Springer International Publishing

    This book discusses the latest advances in people-centered design, operation, and management of broadly defined advanced manufacturing systems and processes. It reports on human factors issues related to various research areas such as intelligent manufacturing technologies, web-based manufacturing services, digital manufacturing worlds, and manufacturing knowledge support systems, as well as other contemporary manufacturing environments. The book covers an extensive range of applications of human factors in the manufacturing industry: from work design, supply chains, evaluation of work systems, and social and organization design, to manufacturing systems, simulation and visualization, automation in manufacturing, and many others. Special emphasis is given to computer aided manufacturing technologies supporting enterprises, both in general and in the manufacturing industry in particular, such as knowledge-based systems, virtual reality, artificial intelligence methods, and many more. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides readers with a timely snapshot of the enterprises of the future and a set of cutting-edge technologies and methods for building innovative, human-centered, and computer-integrated manufacturing systems.


    Advances in usability and user experience : proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Usability and User Experience, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Editors Tareq Ahram, Christianne Falcao
    Place of Publication Cham
    Date of Publication [2018]
    Publisher Springer International Publishing

    This book focuses on emerging issues in usability, interface design, human computer interaction and user experience, with a special emphasis on the research aimed at understanding human-interaction and usability issues with products, services and systems for improved experience. It covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis to user-centered design, and design for special populations, particularly the elderly. Virtual reality, digital environments, heuristic evaluation and feedback of devices’ interfaces (visual and haptic) are also among the topics covered in this book. Based on the AHFE 2017 Conference on Usability & User Experience, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book describes new findings, research methods and user-centered evaluation approaches.


    Promoting innovation enhancing competitiveness : an assessment of the state of Philippine innovation and competitiveness and recommendation for improvement

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Authors Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr., Jose P. Tabbada, Alvin B. Culaba
    Place of Publication Manila
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher De La Salle Publishing House

    Promoting Innovation Enhancing Competitiveness presents a comprehensive study of the state of competitiveness of various countries, particularly the Philippines, and zeroes in on innovation as a primary mover or factor in a nation’s state of competitiveness. Within the book’s four chapters, the authors provide substantial information on 1) how nations enhance their competitiveness, analyzed through the lens of Porter’s diamond model of competitive advantage; 2) the level of the Philippines’ competitiveness in comparison with that of other nations; 3) a number of recent studies on enhancement of innovation in selected countries; and 4) the benefits of adapting a whole-of-government approach; promoting closer collaboration between the government, academe, and industry; and increasing financial support for the areas of science, technology, and innovation. The book points out potential directions that may be taken to enhance the country’s competitiveness on a global scale, stressing the importance of attention to the development of innovation in the country.


    Science nuggets 1 : from Aristotle to stem cells

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Author Ricardo M. Lantican
    Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology

    In Science Nuggets, volume 1 National Scientist Ricardo M. Lantican trets the reader to numerous stories about famous scientist, not to tell us how great they are, but how human they are, Science Nuggets, volume 1 will take you on a journey through the history of science, from Aristotle’s theory that Earh is the center of universe to the advance in stem cell research. Indeed, although NS Lantican talks about scientists struggled to challenge the established ideas of their time.


    Science nuggets 2 : from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

    Author Ricardo M. Lantican
    Place of Publication Bicutan, Taguig
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher National Academy of Science and Technology PHL

    In Science Nuggets, volume 2 National Scientist Ricardo M. Lantican focuses on the critical issues of our time: from the universe to energy, food, and agriculture, Science is actually a dynamic forum of the ories and ideas, and readers will encounter differences in opinion among scientist. The scientific process should then guide as in our decision on which theory or idea is best. This process is crucial as we navigate to find sustainable solutions to our problems.

    Oct 10

    RESERVE BOOKS


    Surveying with construction applications, Eighth edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

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

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

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

    Teaching and Learning Experience

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

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

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

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

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

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

    A managerial approach to operations management

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


    Modern control systems, Thirteenth edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

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

    Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis

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

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


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

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

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

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

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

     Teaching and Learning Experience

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

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

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

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

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

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

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


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

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

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

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


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

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

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

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


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

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

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

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

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

    Also available with MyStatLab

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


    Mechanics of materials, Tenth edition

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


    Machine component design, Fifth edition, International student version

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

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

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


     

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