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  • Based on timely published and unpublished work written by expert authors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.

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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.


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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

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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.


 

Jul 6

RESERVE BOOK


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Introduction to wireless and mobile systems, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

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

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


Traffic engineering handbook , 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

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

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

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

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


Structural design of buildings

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

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

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


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

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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

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

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

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


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

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


Detection, estimation, and modulation theory

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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


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


The C programming language, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


CIRCULATION BOOK


Database : principles, programming, performance

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


An introduction to Bayesian networks

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


The principles of quantum mechanics, 4th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


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

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


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

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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

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


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

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona (ECE 153)

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

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

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

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


Optical and microwave technologies for telecommunication networks

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

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

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


Heat and mass transfer, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE 133)

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

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


Foundations of Ajax

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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

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


Foundations of Popfly : rapid mashup development

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

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

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


Regular expression pocket reference

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

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

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

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


The best software writing I

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

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

The Best Software Writing contains writings from:

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


Ruby for Rails : Ruby techniques for Rails developers

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

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

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

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


Questioning Extreme programming

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

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


Microformats : empowering your markup for Web 2.0

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

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


Designing Web usability

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

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


Using Samba

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

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


Pattern-oriented software architecture

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

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


The myth of the paperless office

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

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

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


Web standards solutions : the markup and style handbook

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ambient findability

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Text entry systems : mobility, accessibility, universality

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

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

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

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


C# design patterns : a tutorial

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

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


The Java developer’s guide to Eclipse

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

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


An introduction to bioinformatics algorithms

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

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


Managed DirectX 9 : graphics and game programming : kick start

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

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


Eclipse cookbook

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Agile project management with Scrum

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

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


RESTful web services

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

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

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

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


Event-based programming : taking events to the limit

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


PHP reference : beginner to intermediate PHP5

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

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


Agile web development with Rails : a Pragmatic guide

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Bell Labs : life in the crown jewel

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

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

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

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

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


Machine learning

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Cloud computing : a hands-on approach

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

What you will learn from this book

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


Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


The Unicode standard 5.0

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

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

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

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


Elements of programming interviews : 300 questions and solutions

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Contemporary logic design

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Geometric computation for machine vision

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


F# for scientists

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Electronics : principles and applications, 4th Ed.

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

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


New fix-it-yourself manual

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Readings in information visualization : using vision to think

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

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

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


Sams teach yourself Android application development in 24 hours

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Internet of things : a hands-on approach

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

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

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

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

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


Burning the ships : intellectual property and the transformation of Microsoft

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

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

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


APA and MLA writing formats

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

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


Head first HTML with CSS & XHTML

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

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

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

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


Programming PHP

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

A completely indispensable reference―check.

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