Mar 17

DONATED BOOKS


 

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

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

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

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


CIRCULATION BOOKS

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

Recommending Faculty: Dr. Jaime D.L. Caro

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Construction management : emerging trends and technologies

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

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

Oct 5

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Design for manufacturability : how to use concurrent engineering to rapidly develop low-cost, high-quality products for lean production

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Author David M. Anderson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production shows how to use concurrent engineering teams to design products for all aspects of manufacturing with the lowest cost, the highest quality, and the quickest time to stable production. Extending the concepts of design for manufacturability to an advanced product development model, the book explains how to simultaneously make major improvements in all these product development goals, while enabling effective implementation of Lean Production and quality programs.

Illustrating how to make the most of lessons learned from previous projects, the book proposes numerous improvements to current product development practices, education, and management. It outlines effective procedures to standardize parts and materials, save time and money with off-the-shelf parts, and implement a standardization program. It also spells out how to work with the purchasing department early on to select parts and materials that maximize quality and availability while minimizing part lead-times and ensuring desired functionality.

  • Describes how to design families of products for Lean Production, build-to-order, and mass customization
  • Emphasizes the importance of quantifying all product and overhead costs and then provides easy ways to quantify total cost
  • Details dozens of design guidelines for product design, including assembly, fastening, test, repair, and maintenance
  • Presents numerous design guidelines for designing parts for manufacturability
  • Shows how to design in quality and reliability with many quality guidelines and sections on mistake-proofing (poka-yoke)
  • Describing how to design parts for optimal manufacturability and compatibility with factory processes, the book provides a big picture perspective that emphasizes designing for the lowest total cost and time to stable production. After reading this book you will understand how to reduce total costs, ramp up quickly to volume production without delays or extra cost, and be able to scale up production rapidly so as not to limit growth.

Practical program evaluation : theory-driven evaluation and the integrated evaluation perspective, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Author Huey T. Chen
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher SAGE Publications

The Second Edition of Practical Program Evaluation shows readers how to systematically identify stakeholders’ needs in order to select the evaluation options best suited to meet those needs. Within his discussion of the various evaluation types, Huey T. Chen details a range of evaluation approaches suitable for use across a program’s life cycle. At the core of program evaluation is its body of concepts, theories, and methods. This revised edition provides an overview of these, and includes expanded coverage of both introductory and more cutting-edge techniques within six new chapters. Illustrated throughout with real-world examples that bring the material to life, the Second Edition provides many new tools to enrich the evaluator’s toolbox.


Advances in power quality

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Jeremy Giamatti
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The interaction between electrical power and electrical equipment is commonly known as power quality. It is an essential parameter of fitness of electricity networks. With expanding renewable energy generations and utilization of power electronics converters, it is essential to examine how these developments will have an influence on existing and future electricity networks. This book, therefore, presents readers with an update of power quality issues in all areas of the network, such as, generation, transmission, distribution and end user, and talks about some practical solutions.


Power quality : concerns and challenges

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Jeremy Giamatti
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

This book highlights the various challenges and complications related to the field of power quality. Power quality is a term used to widely cover the entire scope of interplay in electrical suppliers, the environment, the products and systems energized, and the users of those systems as well as products. Power Quality has been a significant issue ever since the conception of electricity, but only in the past two decades has it received its due attention. Researchers and scientists from across the globe have contributed valuable information in this extensive book. The aim of this updated book is to serve as a useful source of reference for readers including researchers, students and even scientists interested in acquiring knowledge regarding this field.


University ethics : how colleges can build and benefit from a culture of ethics

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Author James F. Keenan, SJ.
Place of Publication Lanham, Maryland
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Stories about ethical issues at universities make headlines every day. From sexual violence to racial conflict, from the treatment of adjuncts to cheating, students, professors, and administrators face countless ethical trials. And yet, very few resources exist to assist universities in developing an ethical culture. University Ethics addresses this challenge. Each chapter studies a facet of university life—including athletics, gender, faculty accountability, and more—highlights the ethical hotspots, explains why they occur, and proposes best practices.

Professional ethics are a key component of training for numerous other fields, such as business management, medicine, law, and journalism, but there is no prescribed course of study for the academy. Professors and administrators are not trained in standards for evaluating papers, colleagues, boundaries, or contracts. University Ethics not only examines the ethical problems that colleges face one by one but proposes creating an integrated culture of ethics university-wide that fosters the institution’s mission and community. In an environment plagued by university scandals, University Ethics is essential reading for anyone connected to higher education today.


Handbook of electric vehicles

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Joseph Kent
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

An insightful introduction to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is provided in this book. The most important factor in political decision-making is public opinion. Therefore, it is very important to raise global ecological awareness and broader public education regarding ecology. Objective of this book is to bridge the gap between the readers and new drive technologies that are intended for environment and nature protection. This book showcases modern technical achievements and technologies used in the application of EVs. Also, various trends today like mathematical models and computer design elements of future cars are presented.


Digital image processing handbook

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Dmitri Migunov
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Arcler Press LLC

Digital image processing is the use of computer algorithms to perform image processing on digital images.  As a subcategory or field of digital signal processing, digital image processing has many advantages over analog image processing.  It allows a much wider range of algorithms to be applied to the input data and can avoid problems such as the build-up of noise and signal distortion during processing.  Since images are defined over two dimensions digital image processing may be modeled in the form of multidimensional systems.  First chapter deals with Higuchi dimension of digital image processing.  Second chapter focuses on homomorphic encryption for digital image processing.  Third chapter considers the digital hologram coding.  Fourth chapter studies on a filter bank structure with rational scaling factors and its applications.  Fifth chapter discusses the optimize image processing for 3d-polirized light imaging.  Sixth chapter addresses the building partial discharge digital image processing probes. seventh chapter gives the details on Fusion of Interferometric SAR and photogrammetric elevation data for digital image processing.  In eight chapter, we describe the operational design of a multi-layer digital image an IP/MPLS over DWDM application case.  Last chapter proposes a real-time video encoding scheme based on the Contourlet transform for digital image processing.


Advanced concepts in image segmentation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Niceto Salazar
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

Image segmentation and its advanced concepts are highlighted in this book. The area of digital image segmentation is constantly developing. Currently, the developed segmentation techniques like Template Matching, Spatial and Temporal ARMA Processes, Mean Shift Iterative Algorithm, Constrained Compound Markov Random Field (CCMRF) model and Statistical Pattern Recognition (SPR) methods form the crux of the modernization effort that has resulted into the current book. This book is a demonstration of the important advancements that have been made in the area of image segmentation in the last few years, highlighting frontier works in image.


Concepts and applications of image processing techniques

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEEI)

Editor Niceto Salazar
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The concepts as well as applications of various image processing techniques are elucidated in this comprehensive book. The book offers image processing principles and practical software implementation on a wider area of its usage. It combines the contributions from leading researchers on Applied Digital Image Acquisition and Processing. A crucial characteristic of the book is its focus on software tools and scientific computing in order to enhance results and reach at solutions of different problems.


Navigating the digital age : the definitive cybersecurity guide for directors and officers

Donated by: Prof. Paolo Paje

Place of Publication Chicago, IL
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Caxton Business & Legal, Inc.

Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers (the Guide) contains summary information about legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity governance and is current as of the date of its initial publication(October 2015).  Although the Guide may be revised and updated at some time in the future, the publishers and authors do not have a duty to update the information contained in the Guide, and will not be liable for any failure to update such information.  The publishers and authors make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of any information contained in the Guide.

This guide is written as a general guide only.  It should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional advice.  Professional advice should always be sought before taing any action based on the information provided.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this guide is correct at the time of publication.  The views expressed in this guide are those of the authors.  The publishers and authors do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions contained herein.  It is your responsibility to verify any information contained in the Guide before relying upon it.


Introduction to physical electronics

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author Karl E. Lonngren
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c1988
Publisher Allyn and Bacon

The investigation of the electrical properties of materials that can be used as elements in modern circuits is an important subject for study in the final decades of the twentieth century and beyond.  In addition to having a certain degree of intrinsic interest to a small parochial community of scholars, these materials also form the basis for the worldwide growth industry of modern society.  The words “high tech” appear in print in several contexts but usually within the spirit of describing the industry of the future.  As one might expect, the path that leads from the scientific laboratory to the commercial marketplace can have many detours that may be imposed by certain laws of nature.  These cannot be violated, even with the best of intentions of a well-meaning entrepreneur.  It is to this end that we have formulated a textbook that summarizes these basic laws, which were developed prior to and during the  depths of the worldwide economic depression, and then elucidates their application to the modern-day development of the myriad electronic elements that have been sent into the heavens aboard rockets, have been weaseled under the earth in mechanical moles, and have recently been inserted into the human body to prolong life.

The philosophy of this text is to develop all the necessary physical concepts from the basic laws of nature so that the reader can obtain physical insight into the operation of a particular device.  The development requires an understanding of the elements of mechanics, thermodynamics, and electrostatics, such as one would obtain in the first year of an undergraduate physics course, and a mathematical maturity that would normally be found at the level.

This text is written for juniors or seniors in Electrical and Computer Engineering who wish to gain a knowledge of how the devices that have revolutionized modern electronics actually work.  This course would typically follow an introductory electronic circuits course, where the students is just exposed to “black boxes”.  This text would also be useful for the same level student in physics who desires to gain an understanding of where the physical principles that are being acquired can be applied.  Rather than present a collection of numbers that are either out of date or are quickly forgotten, the text tries to develop just the principles and leaves the numbers for the homework problems, and more appropriately, for the reader’s later professional life.


Street lighting manual, Third edition

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1988
Publisher Edison Electric Institute

Quoted from the book’s introduction: “The EEI Street Lighting Manual aims to provide basic information to persons interested in or responsible for roadway lighting design, sales, installation and maintenance. Each chapter is complete, making it possible to select particular chapters as the basis for isolated lectures or study, or for a series of lectures constituting a brief course of instruction aimed at a particular audience or group interest. The sequence of chapters generally follows a pattern similar to that of contemporary lighting courses, progressing from elementary principles through lighting design and calculation, to practical materials and methods of installation. The scope of the Manual is sufficiently broad to include historical background material as well as the commercial aspects and problems relating to the marketing of better street lighting. … Conceived primarily as a training aid addressed to utility sales, engineering, and operating personnel, the Manual has found wide acceptance as a general reference on street lighting theory and practice. It should be useful to public officials at all levels of government who are concerned directly or indirectly with public safety on our streets and highways. It should be helpful as well to consulting engineers, architects, and civic planners involved in roadway design and construction in both urban and suburban areas. Its use by students of architecture and engineering is obvious.”


Sep 5

RESERVE BOOK


Principles of foundation engineering, Eighth edition, SI edition

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you’ll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design.


Numerical methods for engineers, Seventh edition, International edition

Authors Steven C. Chapra, Raymond P. Canale
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

The seventh edition of Chapra and Canale’s Numerical Methods for Engineers retains the instructional techniques that have made the text so successful. Chapra and Canale’s unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called “Motivation,“ “Mathematical Background,” and “Orientation” Each part closes with an “Epilogue” containing “Trade-Offs,” “Important Relationships and Formulas,” and “Advanced Methods and Additional References.” Much more than a summary, the Epilogue deepens understanding of what has been learned and provides a peek into more advanced methods.

Numerous new or revised problems are drawn from actual engineering practice. The expanded breadth of engineering disciplines covered is especially evident in these exercises, which now cover such areas as biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Excellent new examples and case studies span all areas of engineering giving students a broad exposure to various fields in engineering.


span style=”text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;”>Principles of communications : systems, modulation, and noise, Seventh edition

Authors Rodger E. Ziemer, William H. Tranter
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keeping up to date with the most current technologies in the field is essential for all effective electrical and computer engineers. The updated 7th edition of Principles of Communications presents the reader with more in-chapter examples, providing for a more supportive framework for learning. Readers are exposed to digital data transmission techniques earlier in the book, so they can appreciate the characteristics of digital communication systems prior to learning about probability and stochastic processes. They will also find expanded forward error correction code examples, and additional MATLAB problems.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Remote sensing of coastal environments

Editor Yeqiao Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

As coastal environments around the world face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, advancements in the technologies that support geospatial data acquisition, imaging, and computing have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of the key developments, Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments brings together renowned scholars to supply a clear presentation of the state-of-the-art in this technically complex arena.

Edited by a recipient of the prestigious PECASE award, this book provides unrivaled coverage of the issues unique to coastal environments. It presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how decision makers and resource managers can use this data to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and covers the effects of land-cover and land-use change on coastal environments.

Complete with representative case studies, this authoritative resource provides a timely snapshot of the wide range of remote sensing applications in coastal issues to enhance the understanding of how increasing disturbances to our coastal regions are affecting the ecological dynamics, biological diversity, and ecosystem health of our coastal environments.


Sediment problems and sediment management in Asian river basins

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

Editor Des E. Walling
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher IAHS Press

Sediment problems are assuming increasing importance in many Asian river basins and can represent a key impediment to sustainable development. Such problems include accelerated soil erosion, reservoir sedimentation and the wider impact of sediment on aquatic ecology, river morphology and water resource exploitation. They are further complicated by the impact of climate change and other components of global change in causing both increases and decreases in the sediment load of many rivers in recent years. In order to address these problems, sediment management must be seen as a central component of integrated river basin management. This volume, arising from a workshop organised jointly by the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE) of IAHS, the UNESCO International Sediment Initiative (ISI) and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER), focuses on sediment problems in Asian river basins and the many difficulties involved in their effective management. The first section comprises overviews of the sediment problems experienced by individual countries or particular issues relating to the wider region; and the second documents case studies that deal with specific problems and their management. The overviews highlight the sediment problems faced by India and Iran, including soil erosion and reservoir sedimentation; recent changes in the sediment loads of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan rivers and their wider implications; the impact of human activity on the sediment loads of Asian rivers; and new challenges for erosion and sedimentation research in China linked to contemporary issues.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Conceptual and modelling studies of integrated groundwater, surface water, and ecological systems

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

Editors Corinna Abesser [and four others]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Interactions between groundwater and surface water are critical to ecological communities and to resource management. Recent research has succeeded in identifying and understanding many underlying processes, such as the dynamics of flow, sediment transport, contaminant transport and chemical reactions in river beds and flood plains. Advances have been made through field, laboratory, and modelling investigations. The themes of this volume are: Improved process understanding for different scales and regions; Advanced modelling methods and applications; Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty evaluation; Ecohydrological studies: from process understanding to management, and Case studies and large-scale applications.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Groundwater-surface water interaction : process understanding, conceptualization and modelling

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

Editors Corinna Abesser, Thorsten Wagener, Gunnar Nuetzmann
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

A collection of physical, chemical, biological and ecological contributions focusing on groundwater-surface water interactions and using innovative field, conceptual and simulation techniques.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Hydrological modelling and integrated water resources management in ungauged mountainous watersheds

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

Editors Wei-Lin Xu, Tian-Qi Ao & Xin-Hua Zhang
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Some 40 contributions address: Modelling and predictive uncertainty; New observation techniques and hydrological processes; Integrated water resources management; and Eco-environmental protection. These were selected for publication after the Second IAHS-PUB International Symposium in China. The China Prediction in Ungauged Basins (PUB) group focuses on the new methodology of hydrological simulation and prediction under natural and human-induced global changes.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

New approaches to hydrological prediction in data-sparse regions

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

Editors Koray K. Yilmaz … [et al.]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

When data are scarce, hydrological predictions become unreliable, mainly due to the inability to specify model components and parameter values that consistently represent the dominant hydrological processes in a particular basin, and also due to the lack of high quality model forcing. This is a problem in developed and developing countries, and the focus of much research worldwide. These papers reflect differing aspects of, and approaches to, the problem and are grouped accordingly: Hydrological modelling in poorly gauged and ungauged basins; Hydrometeorology and climate change assessment; Remote sensing applications in hydrology; and Characterizing rainfall variability and its impacts on hydrological modelling.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Improving integrated surface and groundwater resources management in a vulnerable and changing world

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

Editors Günter Blöschl [and six others]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

With the increasing difficulties of meeting human demands on water resource quantity and quality, new concepts in water management need to be explored, with a move away from centralised command and control approaches to more participatory multi-stakeholder approaches that have the potential to be flexible and responsive. This volume tackles: Water resources availability; Water for food; Water quality; Floods and droughts; Change assessment and management; Monitoring and optimisation; Integrating water resources management

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

The role of hydrology in water resources management

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

Editors Hans-Jurgen Liebscher [and six others]
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

How can hydrologists contribute most effectively to the planning and management of freshwater projects, including the efficient operation of existing systems faced with new socio-political situations? And how can water resource managers capitalise on the hydrological expertise available to them? The contributions discuss these topics and consider the need to include more environmental, social and economic aspects in the planning and management of projects, while keeping in mind the sustainability of water resource systems: Integrated Water Resources Management; Hydrology and Dams; Hydrology for Flood Protection; Hydrology and Water Supply Systems; Hydrology for Groundwater Management; and Hydrology for the Protection of Ecosystems

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Reducing the vulnerability of societies to water related risks at the basin scale

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

Editors Andreas Schumann, Markus Pahlow
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher International Association of Hydrological Sciences

The need for integrated approaches to deal with complex water resources management issues in both the developed and developing world is well recognised, yet, in many places, IWRM is still only a concept and not an established practice. This collection of papers considers the heterogeneity of world water problems by addressing the following important questions: What has to be integrated? How can it be accomplished? What are the options to balance the different views? How to cope with water-related vulnerability of societies forms the overarching theme. An excellent overview of current Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) research worldwide.

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences is the world’s premier member-based organization promoting the study and practice of Hydrology. Our books are authored, edited and produced at the highest level of quality, with the most current and thorough research.

Our publications and our work advance the science and the professional practice of Hydrology in a variety of Science and Engineering fields around the world.

The areas that we publish in include:

  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Snow and ice hydrology
  • Drought and desertification
  • Runoff modelling
  • Watershed
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Water resources and management
  • Ecohydrology/hydro-ecology
  • Erosion and sediment
  • Tracer hydrology

Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management

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

Editors Keith Beven, Jim Hall
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Imperial College Press

This volume provides an introduction for flood risk management practitioners, up-to-date methods for analysis of uncertainty and its use in risk-based decision making. It addresses decision making for both short term (real-time forecasting) and long term (flood risk planning under change) situations. It aims primarily at technical practitioners involved in flood risk analysis and flood warning, including hydrologists, engineers, flood modelers, risk analysts and those involved in the design and operation of flood warning systems. Many experienced practitioners are now expected to modify their way of working to fit into the new philosophy of flood risk management. This volume helps them to undertake that task with appropriate attention to the surrounding uncertainties. The book will also interest and benefit researchers and graduate students hoping to improve their knowledge of modern uncertainty analysis.

Readership: Hydrologists, civil engineers, meteorologists, flood risk managers, environmental scientists, hydraulic engineers and consultants.


Advances in numerical simulation of nonlinear water waves

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Editor Qingwei Ma
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Many aspects of our everyday lives and activities may be affected by water waves in some way. Sometimes, the waves can cause disaster. One of the examples was the tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. This indicates how important it is for us to fully understand water waves, in particular the very large ones. One way to do so is to perform numerical simulation based on the nonlinear theory. Considerable research advances have been made in this area over the past decade by developing various numerical methods and applying them to emerging problems; however, until now there has been no comprehensive book to reflect these advances. This unique volume aims to bridge this gap.

This book contains 18 self-contained chapters written by more than 50 authors from 12 different countries, many of whom are world-leading experts in the field. Each chapter is based mainly on the pioneering work of the authors and their research teams over the past decades. The chapters altogether deal with almost all numerical methods that have been employed so far to simulate nonlinear water waves and cover many important and very interesting applications, such as overturning waves, breaking waves, waves generated by landslides, freak waves, solitary waves, tsunamis, sloshing waves, interaction of extreme waves with beaches, interaction with fixed structures, and interaction with free-response floating structures. Therefore, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and key achievements in numerical modeling of nonlinear water waves, and serves as a unique reference for postgraduates, researchers and senior engineers working in industry.


Nonlinear wave dynamics : selected papers of the symposium held in honor of Philip L-F Liu’s 60th birthday

Recommending faculty: Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE 113/270)

Editor Patrick Lynett
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

In September 2006, research leaders in the field of coastal engineering, fluid mechanics, and wave theory met at Cornell University to celebrate the 60th birthday of Prof. Philip L-F Liu. This volume is a compilation of the research papers presented at the symposium, and includes both review and new research papers. Topics such as nonlinear wave theory, tsunamis, wave-structure interaction, turbulence, and modeling of complex sediment transport are discussed in this volume. All of the contributing authors are research collaborators of Prof. Liu, and include leaders in coastal engineering such as Maarten Dingemans, Hwung-Hweng Hwung, Nobu Kobayashi, Inigo Losada, Hocine Oumeraci, Costas Synolakis, and Harry Yeh.

Contents: Some Reflections on the Generalised Lagrangian Mean (M W Dingemans); Hydraulic Performance of a Submerged Wave Absorber for Coastal Protection (H Oumeraci & G Koether); Efficient Wave and Current Models for Coastal Structures and Sediments (N Kobayashi); Towards an Engineering Application of COBRAS (Cornell Breaking Wave and Structures) (I J Losada et al.); Ocean-Bottom Pressure Variations During the 2003 Tokachi-Oki Earthquake (W Li et al.); Tsunami Hydrodynamic Modeling: Standards and Guidelines (C Synolakis & U Kâno lu); Predicting Run-Up of Breaking and Nonbreaking Long Waves by Applying the Cornell COMCOT Model (H Zhou et al.); Boundary Layer Effects on the Propagation of Weakly Nonlinear Long Waves (G Simarro & A Orfila); Subaqueous Fluid Discharge Estimates from Sediments in Shallow and Deep Water (1 to 1000 m) (G P Lennon et al.); A Short Review of Conformal Grid Generation in an Irregular Area (J Wang et al.); Swash Motion Driven by Bichromatic Wave Groups Over Sloping Bottoms (S-C Hsiao et al.); Sand Transport Under Nearshore Wave and Current and Its Implication to Sandbar Migration (T-J Hsu & X Yu); Wave Atlas for the Arabian Gulf (K Rakha et al.); Numerical Study on the Three-Dimensional Dam-Break Bore Interacting with a Square Cylinder (T-R Wu & P L-F Liu).


Biosurfaces : a materials science and engineering perspective

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE)

Editors Kantesh Balani [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ideal as a graduate textbook, this title is aimed at helping design effective biomaterials, taking into account the complex interactions that occur at the interface when a synthetic material is inserted into a living system. Surface reactivity, biochemistry, substrates, cleaning, preparation, and coatings are presented, with numerous case studies and applications throughout.

Highlights include:

  • Starts with concepts and works up to real-life applications such as implantable devices, medical devices, prosthetics, and drug delivery technology
  • Addresses surface reactivity, requirements for surface coating, cleaning and preparation techniques, and characterization
  • Discusses the biological response to coatings
  • Addresses biomaterial-tissue interaction
  • Incorporates nanomechanical properties and processing strategies

Groundwater hydrology

Author Bhagu R Chahar
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

This book focuses on assessment, development, utilization and management of groundwater and hence enables the readers to acquire a complete understanding of the groundwater hydrology as well as prepares them for addressing groundwater issues. It will serve the needs of undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering as well as professionals in hydrogeology, groundwater engineering, water resources engineering, agricultural engineering, earth sciences, water resources management, geotechnical engineering and environmental sciences. Key features: provides detailed coverage on well hydraulics along with groundwater prospecting and well logging, construction, development, maintenance and design principles of groundwater flow presented through elaborate derivation of governing differential equations and their analytical solutions for simple boundary conditions separate chapters on groundwater flow solution by complex table of contents: groundwater: introduction, occurrence and assessment groundwater: aquifers and indian scenario groundwater prospecting well logging and construction principles of groundwater movement in porous media theory of groundwater flow contaminant transport in groundwater groundwater flow solutions by complex analysis flow through unsaturated porous media ge in radial coordinates and steady-state solutions unsteady state solutions to confined aquifer problems unsteady-state solutions to special cases estimation of aquifer parameters design, development and maintenance of water wells managed groundwater recharge saline water intrusion in aquifers groundwater-modeling techniques management of groundwater quantity management of groundwater quality


Introduction to environmental engineering

  • Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 132)
Author C. David Cooper
Place of Publication Long Grove, Illinois
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Waveland Press, Inc.

Dr. Cooper’s 35 years of university experience and his award-winning teaching style are evident in this highly readable, authoritative introduction to environmental engineering. Appropriate for all branches of engineering, this text presents fundamental knowledge in a logical, up-to-date manner, incorporating abundant examples with step-by-step solutions to illustrate key concepts. Central to Cooper’s treatment is the use of material and energy balances to solve specific environmental engineering problems and to instill a problem-solving mind-set that will benefit readers throughout their careers.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering offers an overview of the profession and reviews the math and science essential to environmental engineering practice. The comprehensive coverage includes water resources, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous wastes, energy resources, risk assessment, indoor air quality, and noise pollution. Featuring more than 80 graphics, real-world examples, and extensive end-of-chapter problems (with selected answers), this volume is an outstanding choice for a first course in environmental engineering.

Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.


Engineering materials : research, applications and advances

Author K.M. Gupta
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Introduces Emerging Engineering Materials

Mechanical, materials, and production engineering students can greatly benefit from Engineering Materials: Research, Applications and Advances. This text focuses heavily on research, and fills a need for current information on the science, processes, and applications in the field. Beginning with a brief overview, the book provides a historical and modern perspective on material science, and describes various types of engineering materials. It examines the industrial process for emerging materials, determines practical use under a wide range of conditions, and establishes what is needed to produce a new generation of materials.

Covers Basic Concepts and Practical Applications

The book consists of 18 chapters and covers a variety of topics that include functionally graded materials, auxetic materials, whiskers, metallic glasses, biocomposite materials, nanomaterials, superalloys, superhard materials, shape-memory alloys, and smart materials. The author outlines the latest advancements, including futuristic plastics, sandwich composites, and biodegradable composites, and highlights special kinds of composites, including fire-resistant composites, marine composites, and biomimetics. He also factors in current examples, future prospects, and the latest research underway in materials technology.

Contains approximately 160 diagrams and 85 tables
Incorporates examples, illustrations, and applications used in a variety of engineering disciplines
Includes solved numerical examples and objective questions with answers

Engineering Materials: Research, Applications and Advances serves as a textbook and reference for advanced/graduate students in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, production engineering, physics, and chemistry, and relevant researchers and practicing professionals in the field of materials science.


Numerical recipes in C : the art of scientific computing

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors William H. Press [and three others]
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1988
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This new edition contains the latest versions of the routines but written in the C programming language. The book covers scientific applications, dynamic memory allocation, modularization, pointer references to matrices, structured programming and other topics and has an accompanying diskette.


Investigation of aeronautical and engineering component failures

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author A. Venugopal Reddy
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher CRC Press

Failure analysis has grown enormously in it scope and utility in recent years. Developments in materials characterization techniques have made the job of a failure analyst easier and more precise, but it still requires not only a strong background in materials science and engineering, but also practical experience–or at least a strong understanding of past failures.

Investigation of Aeronautical and Engineering Component Failures offers a systematic presentation of the principles, tools, and techniques of failure analysis and their use in identifying the root cause of failure. The first part of the book presents the technical intricacies of failure analysis, including fracture feature analysis, important aspects of component design and material selection, the origin and control of various defects in metallic materials, and the operational abuses and maintenance deficiencies that often cause premature failures. The second part presents 37 classic case studies covering all of the commonly observed failure modes and causes in metallic components. The emphasis here is on the experimental approach, the interpretation of experimental results, and the logic involved in identifying the root cause of failure.

Failure analysis can be a difficult, if not daunting, task. Author A. Venugopal Reddy’s three decades of investigative experience brings not only authority to this presentation, but also a rare insight that will deepen your understanding and solidify your ability to effectively analyze real component failures.


Schaum’s outline of introduction to computer science

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Ramon A. Mata-Toledo, Pauline K. Cushman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text covers the required “Introduction to Computer Science” course for computer science majors and the “Advanced Placement Computer Science” examination. The outline presents the introductory concepts of computer science with emphasis on algorithm development and data abstraction.


Photoelectron spectroscopy : an introduction to ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy in the gas phase, Second edition

Author J. H. D. Eland.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1984
Publisher Butterworths

Photoelectron Spectroscopy provides a complete introduction to the subject and a guide to the field of molecular ion physics in general .  It covers all the physical principles involved in photoionization and also practical experimental aspects, the interpretation of spectra and major applications of the technique.  Multi-photon ionization  , threshold photoelectron spectroscopy, Penning ionization, photoionization mass spectrometry and ion emission spectroscopy are all explained and reviewed in relation to photoelectron spectroscopy.  The properties of molecular ions and new methods of studying them receive special attention which should interest mass spectroscopists and all who use mass spectrometers as diagnostic tools.

The treatment is thorough but non-mathematical, emphasis being placed on understanding of the physical principles rather than on their mathematical representation.  The approach is progressive, from a first familiarization with simple spectra through experimental methods and the photoionization process to the interpretation of ionization potentials and band shapes.  Other chapters deal with molecular ion reactions and diverse applications of photoelectron spectroscopy, including applications to solids, surfaces and liquids, as well as to free molecules.

The aim of the book is to equip the reader with all the concepts and all the essentials facts needed to interpret photoelectrno spectra or to embark on research in photoelectro spectroscopy.


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RESERVE BOOK


Power electronic converters for microgrids

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza (EEE)

Authors Suleiman M. Sharkh [and three others]
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

As concerns about climate change, energy prices, and energy security loom, regulatory and research communities have shown growing interest in alternative energy sources and their integration into distributed energy systems. However, many of the candidate microgeneration and associated storage systems cannot be readily interfaced to the 50/60 Hz grid. In Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids, Sharkh and Abu-Sara introduce the basics and practical concerns of analyzing and designing such micro-generation grid interface systems. Readers will become familiar with methods for stably feeding the larger grid, importing from the grid to charge on-site storage, disconnecting from the grid in case of grid failure, as well as connect multiple microgrids while sharing their loads appropriately. Sharkh and Abu-Sara introduce not only the larger context of the technology, but also present potential future applications, along with detailed case studies and tutorials to help the reader effectively engineer microgrid systems.


ROOM-USE ONLY BOOK


Research, creative work, and extension units in the University of the Philippines Diliman : a preliminary inventory

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME 197, Gen. Ref.)

Compiled by Research Dissemination and Utilization Office, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
Place of Publication Philippines
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher [University of the Philippines]

This preliminary inventory presents the outputs of the OVCRD’s initial attempt at compiling a comprehensive listing and profiling of UP Diliman centers, institutes and other units whose principal mandate is to undertake research, creative and/or extension work.  There are many such units in the campus, but they are named differently and are located differently within the organizational structure of their respective home institutions.  Moreover, use the terms “center” and “institute” varies widely, and the same can be said for the term “extension”.

Before one can arrive at a comprehensive inventory of centers for research, creative work and extension activities in UP Diliman, therefore, one has to navigate the “semantic maze” that surrounds the use of the aforementioned terms.  For this reason, this preliminary inventory casts its net wide and takes into account every office and unit in the campus that has, in its name, one of the following keywords: center, institute, laboratory, studio, and extension.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Project management for dummies, Second edition, UK edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME 197, Gen. Ref.)

Authors Nick Graham and Stan Portny
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

In today’s time-pressured and cost-conscious global business environment, reliable project management and competent delivery are more important than ever. Increasingly, project management is being seen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a career choice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition quickly introduces you to the principles of successful project management with a clear and logical approach to help you deliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily. Unique to the UK edition, you’ll find clear guidance on using the highly logical product-based approach to project planning, along with advice on how to release the great power of the technique, not only for effective planning, but also for project control.

Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that cover everything you need to know from a project’s start to finish, this accessible guide takes you through every stage of project management. You’ll discover how to make project planning easier and more effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget. Then you’ll find help and advice to help you motivate and manage your teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay at the leading edge, you’ll also find two new chapters in this edition explaining project governance and the increasingly important international standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help you master a highly valuable skill for advancing your career.

  • Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a project to prevent communication and control problems
  • Presents the latest concepts in project management techniques
  • Discusses how to keep risks under control during the project
  • Includes access to online project management templates and checklists to aid in learning

If you’re a manager taking on a project for the first time or a more experienced project professional looking to get up to speed on the latest thinking and techniques, Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition equips you for project management success.


Construction project management : a practical guide to field construction management, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MatE 197)

Authors S. Keoki Sears [and four others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects

For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor’s resources.

Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems.

  • Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems
  • Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA
  • Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor’s Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions

Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.


Diffusion and mass transfer

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 131/247)

Authors James S. Vrentas, Christine M. Vrentas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

A proper understanding of diffusion and mass transfer theory is critical for obtaining correct solutions to many transport problems. Diffusion and Mass Transfer presents a comprehensive summary of the theoretical aspects of diffusion and mass transfer and applies that theory to obtain detailed solutions for a large number of important problems. Particular attention is paid to various aspects of polymer behavior, including polymer diffusion, sorption in polymers, and volumetric behavior of polymer–solvent systems.

The book first covers the five elements necessary to formulate and solve mass transfer problems, that is, conservation laws and field equations, boundary conditions, constitutive equations, parameters in constitutive equations, and mathematical methods that can be used to solve the partial differential equations commonly encountered in mass transfer problems. Jump balances, Green’s function solution methods, and the free-volume theory for the prediction of self-diffusion coefficients for polymer–solvent systems are among the topics covered. The authors then use those elements to analyze a wide variety of mass transfer problems, including bubble dissolution, polymer sorption and desorption, dispersion, impurity migration in plastic containers, and utilization of polymers in drug delivery. The text offers detailed solutions, along with some theoretical aspects, for numerous processes including viscoelastic diffusion, moving boundary problems, diffusion and reaction, membrane transport, wave behavior, sedimentation, drying of polymer films, and chromatography.

Presenting diffusion and mass transfer from both engineering and fundamental science perspectives, this book can be used as a text for a graduate-level course as well as a reference text for research in diffusion and mass transfer. The book includes mass transfer effects in polymers, which are very important in many industrial processes. The attention given to the proper setup of numerous problems along with the explanations and use of mathematical solution methods will help readers in properly analyzing mass transfer problems.


HTML : a beginner’s guide, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS)

Author Wendy Willard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Essential HTML skills―made easy!

Thoroughly updated and revised, HTML: A Beginners Guide, Fifth Edition shows you, step by step, how to create dynamic websites with HTML. The book covers new HTML5 features, including video, audio, and canvas elements. Learn how to structure a page, place images, format text, create links, add color, work with multimedia, and use forms. You’ll also go beyond the basics and find out how to work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), create dynamic web content with JavaScript, upload your site to the web, and code HTML emails. By the end of the book you’ll be able to build custom websites using the latest HTML techniques.

Chapters include:

  • Key Skills & Concepts–Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert–Q & A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This–Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips–Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Self-Tests–End-of-chapter reviews to test your knowledge
  • Annotated syntax–Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Safety of nanomaterials along their lifecycle : release, exposure, and human hazards

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete (MatE 161)

Editors Wendel Wohlleben [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

The incorporation of nanomaterials into products can improve performance, efficiency, and durability in various fields ranging from construction, energy management, catalysis, microelectronics, plastics, coatings, and paints to consumer articles such as foods and cosmetics. But innovation never comes at zero risk. The potential hazards resulting from human exposure during production, use, or disposal has raised concerns and targeted research early on.

Safety of Nanomaterials along Their Lifecycle: Release, Exposure, and Human Hazards presents the state of the art in nanosafety research from a lifecycle perspective. Although major knowledge gaps still exist, solid data are now available to identify scenarios of critical risk as well as those of safe nanomaterial use for our benefit.

The book is divided into four parts: characterization, hazard, release and exposure, and real-life case studies. To improve coherence throughout the book, various chapters review the same suite of well-characterized, judiciously chosen, and identical industrial nanomaterials. The book is a helpful resource to professionals in product development, industrial design, regulatory agencies, and materials scientists and engineers involved in the safety of nanomaterials.


Monitoring and governance of persistent organic pollutants in Asia

Donated by: Dr. Charita S. Kwan

Editors Osamu Ito [and four others]
Place of Publication Tokyo, Japan
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher United Nations University

A variety of chemical compounds has been released into water from industrial and agricultural activities and urban wastes. Some of those chemicals are harmful to living organisms and are resistant to degradation, thus named persistent organic pollutants (POPs). In efforts to manage chemical pollutants such as POPs in Asia, the United Nations University (UNU) and Shimadzu Corporation established a pilot project in 1996, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in the East Asian Region, to aid developing Asian countries with the knowledge and technology to analyse and monitor such pollutants in the environment. This book summarizes some highlights of monitoring results obtained by the project’s activities for 15 years, and reports the present status of the project, touching on the future development of the project by analysing challenges ahead of the project.


Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Diamond Materials

Donated by: Ms. Donna Pagliawan

Editors J.L. Davidson [and four others]
Place of Publication Pennington, NJ
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher The Electrochemical Society, Inc.

The Fifth International Symposium on Diamond Materials was held at the 192nd meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Paris, France from August 31 to September 5, 1997.  This proceedings volume contains 63 of the 81 papers presented at the symposium.  Notwithstanding the leveling in research funding for diamond materials development around the work and the fact that nitrides were split into their own symposium, this was still one of the lagest symposium at this meeting of the society.  The symposium included the first ever session on the emerging field of diamond for electrochemistry.  Papers on electrosynthesis on diamonf, diamond electrodes for sensors, and fundamental electrochemical characterizaton of diamond electrodes were presented and are in a section of these proceedings.

The topics of the papers,in these proceedings are organized according to the following:

  • Growth & Characterization of Diamond
  • Electrochemistry of Diamond
  • Properties & Applications of Diamond

Optical and digital techniques for information security

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Editor Bahram Javidi
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Springer

There are wide-ranging implications in information security beyond national defense. Securing our information has implications for virtually all aspects of our lives, including protecting the privacy of our ?nancial transactions and medical records, facilitating all operations of government, maintaining the integrity of national borders, securing important facilities, ensuring the safety of our food and commercial products, protecting the safety of our aviation system―even safeguarding the integrity of our very identity against theft. Information security is a vital element in all of these activities, particularly as information collection and distribution become ever more connected through electronic information delivery systems and commerce. This book encompasses results of research investigation and technologies that can be used to secure, protect, verify, and authenticate objects and inf- mation from theft, counterfeiting, and manipulation by unauthorized persons and agencies. The book has drawn on the diverse expertise in optical sciences and engineering, digital image processing, imaging systems, information p- cessing, mathematical algorithms, quantum optics, computer-based infor- tion systems, sensors, detectors, and biometrics to report novel technologies that can be applied to information-security issues. The book is unique because it has diverse contributions from the ?eld of optics, which is a new emerging technology for security, and digital techniques that are very accessible and can be interfaced with optics to produce highly e?ective security systems.


Closing the power gap between ASIC & custom : tools and techniques for low power design

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors David Chinnery, Kurt Keutzer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media

Explains how to use low power design in an automated design flow, and examine the design time and performance trade-offs

Includes the latest tools and techniques for low power design applied in an ASIC design flow

Focuses on low power in an automated design methodology, a much neglected area


Access control systems : security, identity management and trust models

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Author Messaoud Benantar
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media

This essential resource for professionals and advanced students in security programming and system design introduces the foundations of programming systems security and the theory behind access control models, and addresses emerging access control mechanisms.


Optimising business performance with standard software systems : how to reorganise workflows by chance of implementing new ERP-Systems (SAP, BAAN, Peoplesoft, Navision …) or new releases

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Heinz-Dieter Knöll [and three others]
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher Vieweg

This book is addressed at decision makers, project teams, project managers, company’s IT-managers, and staff of consulting companies, who are either involved in complex standard software implementation, or release migration projects. The book stresses the shortcomings of many present standard software implementations which mainly pertain to insufficiently optimised business processes, thus standard software has caused a lot of dissatisfied companies. The authors analyse certain popular implementation approaches (life-cycle-models) of different Standard Software suppliers. It shows how a new semi-process oriented way of implementing modern standard software systems may contribute to a better business performance.


How to be a successful computer consultant, Fourth edition

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Author Alan R. Simon
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1998]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Designed for computer professionals who want to start, develop and expand their consulting business, the third edition of this guide includes new material on object-orientated technology; integrated software development tools; CASE; networking standards; and alternative architectures.

The guide includes tips on

1. Why people use computer consultants: the background needed; how to find clients; and how much to charge.

2. How to choose services and products: what to specialize in, based on prior experience; selecting a business name; and determining a target market.

3. Where to turn for business know-how: managing capital outlay, cash flow and financial statements; setting fees; marketing a business; hiring outside help; and meeting tax requirements.

4. How to use publicity: ways to get it; writing for publications; and giving seminars that sell.

5. Ways to stay current in the field: business and computer books; useful periodicals; and professional organizations and user groups.

6. What the market will need in the 1990′s: six hot topics and how to turn them into opportunities for success.

7. Managing future growth in a changing market.


Ad hoc networking towards seamless communications

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer

Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications is dedicated to an area that attracts growing interest in academia and industry and concentrates on wireless ad hoc networking paradigm. The persistent efforts to acquire the ability to establish dynamic wireless connections from anywhere to anyone with any device without prerequisite imbedded infrastructure move the communications boundaries towards ad-hoc networks. Recently, ad hoc networking has attracted growing interest due to advances in wireless communications, and developed framework for running IP based protocols. The expected degree of penetration of these networks will depend on the successful resolution of the key features.

Ad-hoc networks pose many complex and open problems for researchers. Ad-Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications reveals the state-of-the-art in wireless ad-hoc networking and discusses some of the key research topics that are expected to promote and accelerate the commercial applications of these networks (e.g., MAC, routing, QoS, cross-layer optimization issues, service discovery, mobility, handovers, security).


Advances in conceptual modeling : challenging perspectives : ER 2009 Workshops CoMoL, ETheCoM, FP-UML, MOST-ONISW, QoIS, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, Gramado, Brazil, November 9-12, 2009 : proceedings

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of eight international workshops held in conjunction with the 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2009, in Gramado, Brazil, in November 2009. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. Topics addressed by the workshops are active conceptual modeling of learning (ACM-L), conceptual modeling in the large (CoMoL), evolving theories of conceptual modeling (ETheCoM), workshop on foundations and practices of UML (FP-UML), joint international workshop on metamodels, ontologies, semantic technologies, and information systems for the semantic web (MOST-ONISW), quality of information systems (QoIS), requirements, Intentions and goals in conceptual modeling ( RIGiM) and semantic and conceptual issues in geographic information systems (SeCoGIS).


GeoSpatial semantics : second international conference, GeoS 2007, Mexico City, Mexico, November 29-30, 2007 : proceedings

Donated by: Mr. Roberto Verzola

Authors Liljana Gavrilovska and Ramjee Prasad
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2007, held in Mexico City, Mexico, in November 2007. The papers are organized in topical sections on models and languages for geo-ontologies, alignment and integration of geo-ontologies, ontology-based spatial information retrieval, formal representation for geospatial data, and integration of semantics into spatial query processing.


Jun 28

RESERVE BOOKS


Digital design and computer architecture, Second edition

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

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

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

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

SECOND Edition Features

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

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

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

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

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

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Electric drives, Second edition

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

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

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

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

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


Transformers : analysis, design, and measurement

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

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

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

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

Topics covered include:

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

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

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


A theoretical introduction to numerical analysis

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

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

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

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

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


Introduction to the calculus of variations, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

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

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

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

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

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


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

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

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

 

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

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

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


Guidebook on ASEAN SME staff exchanges and internships

Donated by: Office of the Dean (COE)

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

 

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

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

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


May 26

RESERVE BOOKS


Wireless mesh networks

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

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

Going beyond classic networking principles and architectures for better wireless performance

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

Key Features:

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

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


CIRCULATION BOOKS


6LoWPAN : the wireless embedded internet

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao

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

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

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

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

Key Features:

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

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


Hydrology in practice, Fourth edition

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hydrology and the management of watersheds, Fourth edition

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

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


Plumbing, 4th edition

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

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

Special features include:

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

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


Building maintenance management, Second edition

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

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

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

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


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

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

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

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

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

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

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


Power system modelling and scripting

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

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

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


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

Recommending faculty: Dr. Manuel C. Ramos Jr.

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

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

Designed to make learning easier, this book contains:

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

Parking structures, (Set of 2 volumes)

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

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


Mathematics for physical chemistry, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

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

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

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

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

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

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

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

Take your JavaScript knowledge as far as it can go

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

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

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


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

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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

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

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


May 25

CIRCULATION BOOKS


The code book : the science of secrecy from ancient Egypt to quantum cryptography, First Anchor Books edition

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Simon Singh
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Anchor Books

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy.

Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world’s most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make yo wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.


Code : the hidden language of computer hardware and software

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Charles Petzold
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Microsoft Press

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries.

Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines.
It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.


Linear algebra and its applications, Third edition update

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author David C. Lay
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Pearson/Addison-Wesley

 

The response of students and teachers to the first three editions of Linear Algebra and Its Applications has been most gratifying.  This Third Edition Update provides substantial new support both for teaching and for using technology in the course.  As before, the text provides a modern elementary introduction to linear algebra and a broad selection of interesting applications.  The material is accessible to students with the maturity that should come from successful completion of two semesters of college-level mathematics, usually calculus.

The main goal of the text is to help students master the basic concepts and skills they will use later in their careers.  The topics here follow the recommendations of the Linear algebra Curriculum Study Group, which were based on a careful investigation of the real needs of the students and a consensus among professionals in many disciplines that use linear algebra.  Hopefully, this course will be one of the most useful and interesting mathematics classes taken as an undergraduate.


Developing international software, Second edition

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Author Dr. International
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Microsoft Press

In today’s global economy, there are clear advantages to developing applications that can meet the needs of users across a wide variety of languages, countries, and cultures. Discover how to develop for the whole world with the second edition of this classic guide—now completely revised and updated to cover the latest techniques and insights, and designed for anyone who wants to write world-ready code for the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP platforms. It explains how to localize applications easily and inexpensively, determine important culture-specific issues, avoid international pitfalls and legal issues, use the best available technologies and coding practices, and more. It covers all of the essentials for developing international software—while revealing the hard-earned collective wisdom of the Microsoft international teams. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction: Understanding internationalization and designing a world-ready program
  • Globalization: Unicode; locale and cultural awareness; text input, output, and display; multilingual user interface (MUI)
  • Localizability: Software localizability guidelines, mirroring, and content localizability guidelines
  • Localization and testing: Localization, testing for world-readiness, sample international test cases, and testing localizability with pseudolocalization
  • Tools and technologies: Graphics Device Interface Plus (GDI+), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Office, MLang, Microsoft Layer for Unicode (MSLU), The Microsoft .NET Framework, OpenType® Fonts, RichEdit, Microsoft SQL Server™, Text Services Framework (TSF), Uniscribe, Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET, Extensible Markup Language (XML)

INCLUDED ON CD-ROM: A fully searchable electronic copy of the book Code pages, documentation, and a case study Sample code, including Windows Platform SDK samples and .NET samples International tools and utilities

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Schaum’s outline of linear algebra, Fourth edition

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Authors Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lars Lipson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Linear algebra is a foundation course for students entering mathematics, engineering, and computer science, and the fourth edition includes more problems connected directly with applications to these majors. It is also updated throughout to include new essential appendices in algebraic systems, polynomials, and matrix applications.

This Schaum’s Outline gives you

  • 612 problems with full solutions that reinforce knowledge
  • Concise explanations of all concepts in linear algebra
  • Updates that cover the latest course developments with coverage of algebraic systems, polynomials, and matrix applications

Programming Microsoft LINQ

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Authors Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Microsoft Press

Get comprehensive guidance for using the Microsoft Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Project with in-depth insights from two experienced developers. Data-rich applications can be difficult to create because of the tremendous differences between query languages used to access data and programming languages commonly used to write applications. This practical guide covers the intricacies of LINQ, a set of extensions to the Visual C# and Visual Basic programming languages. Instead of traversing different language syntaxes required for accessing data from relational and hierarchical data sources, developers will learn how to write queries natively in Visual C# or Visual Basic helping reduce complexity and boost productivity. Written by two experienced developers with strong ties to developer teams at Microsoft, this book describes the LINQ architecture and classes, details the new language features in both C# and Visual Basic, and provides code samples in both languages.

Key Book Benefits:

  • Delivers an in-depth guidance for using LINQ
  • Covers architecture, syntax, and classes, illustrating how developers can integrate LINQ into their toolkits
  • Features code samples in Visual C# (plus Visual Basic in some chapters)

Foundations of Ajax

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

* Ajax is one of the hottest topics in the developer community right now! and this will be the first Ajax book that offers detailed explanation of how Ajax works and how to use it to best effect. Theory and practice covered immediately in one volume.

* Ajax works across many platforms and different groups of developers – this book is designed to be suitable for all those developers across all those platforms, who are interested in the hot new topic of Ajax.

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


The Unicode standard version 2.0

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Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication 1996
Publisher Addison-Wesley Developers Press

Version 3.0 now available! Modern software must function all around the world. This demands a single character set that works everywhere. The Unicode Standard is the proven answer, implemented in software for the world market: Windows NT and Windows 95, AIX, NetWare 4.0, QuickDraw GX, and Java. The list grows! Version 2.0 of the Unicode Standard introduces additional scripts, and contains over five years’ worth of cumulated experience from unrivaled experts in multilingual applications. Unicode scripts include alphabets used in the Western world, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and other parts of Asia, as well as the unified Han set of East Asian ideographs and the complete set of modern Korean Hangul. The standard is also consistent with International Standard ISO/IEC 10646. The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0 is the official source of information on the new version of the standard. Providing more than just code charts and character names, this authoritative guide covers every aspect of implementation, including structure, character properties, rules for conformance, and implementation guidelines.There are also standard algorithms for formatting Arabic, Devanagari, and Tamil scripts, for display of bidirectional text (e. g., mixed English and Arabic), and for the creation of Korean Hangul syllables. The accompanying CD-ROM provides a complete character properties database and tables that map Unicode characters to international, national, and vendor character sets. The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0 is an essential reference for computer programmers and software developers working on global software and multilingual applications


Quantum computation and quantum information

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Authors Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press

In this first comprehensive introduction to the main ideas and techniques of quantum computation and information, Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang ask the question: What are the ultimate physical limits to computation and communication? They detail such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error correction. A wealth of accompanying figures and exercises illustrate and develop the material in more depth. They describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than familiar “classical” computers, and the real-world implementation of quantum computers. Their book concludes with an explanation of how quantum states can be used to perform remarkable feats of communication, and of how it is possible to protect quantum states against the effects of noise.


Learn cocos2D game development with iOS 5

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Authors Steffen Itterheim, Andreas Low
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Apress

Create compelling 2D games with Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5. This book shows you how to use the powerful cocos2d game engine to develop games for iPhone and iPad with tilemaps, virtual joypads, Game Center, and more.

It teaches you:

  • The process and best practices of mobile game development, including sprite batching, texture atlases, parallax scrolling, touch and accelerometer input.
  • How to enhance your games using the Box2D and Chipmunk physics engines and other cocos2d-related tools and libraries.
  • How to add UIKit views to cocos2d and how to add cocos2d to UIKit apps.
  • The ins and outs of the Kobold2D development environment for cocos2d and its preconfigured libraries, including cocos3d and Lua.

Best of all, Learn cocos2d Game Development with iOS 5 will have you making games right from the very start. It guides you step-by-step through the creation of sample games. These fun examples are modeled after popular App Store games and teach you key concepts of the cocos2d game engine and relevant tools like TexturePacker (texture atlas), PhysicsEditor (physics collision shapes), Particle Designer (particle effects), Glyph Designer (bitmap fonts), and others.

This book offers a rock-solid introduction to creating games made entirely with cocos2d and little or no iOS 5 SDK and OpenGL code. It also details alternative implementations, identifies the best free and commercial tools for cocos2d game development, features coverage of the author’s improved cocos2d game engine (Kobold2D), and even helps you enhance your game’s marketability on the App Store.


Semantic Web programming

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Editors John Hebeler [and three others]
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Wiley Publishing, Inc.

The next major advance in the Web?Web 3.0?will be built on semantic Web technologies, which will allow data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Written by a team of highly experienced Web developers, this book explains examines how this powerful new technology can unify and fully leverage the ever-growing data, information, and services that are available on the Internet. Helpful examples demonstrate how to use the semantic Web to solve practical, real-world problems while you take a look at the set of design principles, collaborative working groups, and technologies that form the semantic Web. The companion Web site features full code, as well as a reference section, a FAQ section, a discussion forum, and a semantic blog.


Exploiting online games : cheating massively distributed systems

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Authors Greg Hoglund, Gary McGraw
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

If you are a gamer, a game developer, a software security professional, or an interested bystander, this book exposes the inner workings of online-game security for all to see.

From the authors of the best-selling Exploiting Software, Exploiting Online Games takes a frank look at controversial security issues surrounding MMORPGs, such as World of Warcraft™ and Second Life®. This no-holds-barred book comes fully loaded with code examples, debuggers, bots, and hacks.

This book covers

  • Why online games are a harbinger of software security issues to come
  • How millions of gamers have created billion-dollar virtual economies
  • How game companies invade personal privacy
  • Why some gamers cheat
  • Techniques for breaking online game security
  • How to build a bot to play a game for you
  • Methods for total conversion and advanced mods

Written by the world’s foremost software security experts, this book takes a close look at security problems associated with advanced, massively distributed software. With hundreds of thousands of interacting users, today’s online games are a bellwether of modern software. The kinds of attack and defense techniques described in Exploiting Online Games are tomorrow’s security techniques on display today.


Multiple view geometry in computer vision

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Authors Richard Hartley, Andrew Zisserman
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A basic problem in computer vision is to understand the structure of a real world scene given several images of it. Techniques used in the book for solving this are taken from projective geometry and photogrammetry. The authors cover the geometric principles and their algebraic representation in terms of camera projection matrices, the fundamental matrix and the trifocal tensor. The theory and methods of computation of these entities are discussed with real examples, as is their use in the reconstruction of scenes from multiple images. Recent major developments in the theory and practice of scene reconstruction are described in detail in a unified framework. The authors provide comprehensive background material, so a reader familiar with linear algebra and basic numerical methods will be able to understand the projective geometry and estimation algorithms presented, and implement the algorithms directly from the book.


Beyond the desktop metaphor : designing integrated digital work environments

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Editors Victor Kaptelinin and Mary Czerwinski
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher MIT Press

The computer’s metaphorical desktop, with its onscreen windows and hierarchy of folders, is the only digital work environment most users and designers have ever known. Yet empirical studies show that the traditional desktop design does not provide sufficient support for today’s real-life tasks involving collaboration, multitasking, multiple roles, and diverse technologies. In Beyond the Desktop Metaphor, leading researchers and developers consider design approaches for a post-desktop future.The contributors analyze the limitations of the desktop environment–including the built-in conflict between access and display, the difficulties in managing several tasks simultaneously, and the need to coordinate the multiple technologies and information objects (laptops, PDAs, files, URLs, email) that most people use daily–and propose novel design solutions that work toward a more integrated digital work environment. They describe systems that facilitate access to information, including Lifestreams, Haystack, Task Factory, GroupBar, and Scalable Fabric, and they argue that the organization of work environments should reflect the social context of work. They consider the notion of activity as a conceptual tool for designing integrated systems, and point to the Kimura and Activity-Based Computing systems as examples.Beyond the Desktop Metaphor is the first systematic overview of state-of-the-art research on integrated digital work environments. It provides a glimpse of what the next generation of information technologies for everyday use may look like–and it should inspire design solutions for users’ real-world needs.


GPU gems 3

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Editor Hubert Nguyen
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

“The GPU Gems series features a collection of the most essential algorithms required by Next-Generation 3D Engines.”
—Martin Mittring, Lead Graphics Programmer, Crytek

This third volume of the best-selling GPU Gems series provides a snapshot of today’s latest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) programming techniques. The programmability of modern GPUs allows developers to not only distinguish themselves from one another but also to use this awesome processing power for non-graphics applications, such as physics simulation, financial analysis, and even virus detection—particularly with the CUDA architecture. Graphics remains the leading application for GPUs, and readers will find that the latest algorithms create ultra-realistic characters, better lighting, and post-rendering compositing effects.

The accompanying DVD includes complementary examples and sample programs.


Professional pen testing for Web applications

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Author Andres Andreu
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Wiley Publishing Inc.

There is no such thing as “perfect security” when it comes to keeping all systems intact and functioning properly. Good penetration (pen) testing creates a balance that allows a system to be secure while simultaneously being fully functional. With this book, you’ll learn how to become an effective penetrator (i.e., a white hat or ethical hacker) in order to circumvent the security features of a Web application so that those features can be accurately evaluated and adequate security precautions can be put in place.

After a review of the basics of web applications, you’ll be introduced to web application hacking concepts and techniques such as vulnerability analysis, attack simulation, results analysis, manuals, source code, and circuit diagrams. These web application hacking concepts and techniques will prove useful information for ultimately securing the resources that need your protection.

What you will learn from this book

  • Surveillance techniques that an attacker uses when targeting a system for a strike
  • Various types of issues that exist within the modern day web application space
  •  How to audit web services in order to assess areas of risk and exposure
  • How to analyze your results and translate them into documentation that is useful for remediation
  • Techniques for pen-testing trials to practice before a live project

Who this book is for

This book is for programmers, developers, and information security professionals who want to become familiar with web application security and how to audit it.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.


Advanced topics in computer vision

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Editors Giovanni Maria Farinella, Sebastiano Battiato, Roberto Cipolla
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer

This book presents a broad selection of cutting-edge research, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of reconstruction, registration, and recognition. The text provides an overview of challenging areas and descriptions of novel algorithms. Features: investigates visual features, trajectory features, and stereo matching; reviews the main challenges of semi-supervised object recognition, and a novel method for human action categorization; presents a framework for the visual localization of MAVs, and for the use of moment constraints in convex shape optimization; examines solutions to the co-recognition problem, and distance-based classifiers for large-scale image classification; describes how the four-color theorem can be used for solving MRF problems; introduces a Bayesian generative model for understanding indoor environments, and a boosting approach for generalizing the k-NN rule; discusses the issue of scene-specific object detection, and an approach for making temporal super resolution video.


Fusion in computer vision : understanding complex visual content

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Editors Bogdan Ionescu [and three others]
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer

This book presents a thorough overview of fusion in computer vision, from an interdisciplinary and multi-application viewpoint, describing successful approaches, evaluated in the context of international benchmarks that model realistic use cases. Features: examines late fusion approaches for concept recognition in images and videos; describes the interpretation of visual content by incorporating models of the human visual system with content understanding methods; investigates the fusion of multi-modal features of different semantic levels, as well as results of semantic concept detections, for example-based event recognition in video; proposes rotation-based ensemble classifiers for high-dimensional data, which encourage both individual accuracy and diversity within the ensemble; reviews application-focused strategies of fusion in video surveillance, biomedical information retrieval, and content detection in movies; discusses the modeling of mechanisms of human interpretation of complex visual content.


Home technology integration fundamentals and certification (with Lab Manual)

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Authors Cisco Learning Institute and Academic Business Consultants
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Success in the home technology integration (HTI) field requires technical knowledge and hands-on skills in a variety of related technologies.  HTI technicians must be conversant in and comfortable with high-and-low-voltage electricity installations, security, HVAC, lighting, video, audio, and home networking.

Cisco Learning Institute’s Home Technology Integration Training Program covers all of these diverse areas.  It explains to the reader how to integrate all of these technologies into one, easy-to-maintain, scalable solution for the customer.  This text and  and lab manual package discusses how to estimated, install, and document and integrated, whole-house networking solution.  The hands-on labs provide industry-based experience needed to study and prepare for the CompTIA HTI+Certification exams.

Key features include:

  • The main text, in two-color and with numerous illustrations, contains student objectives, chapter glossaries, and end-of-chapter review questions to aid in understanding and retention.
  • The lab manual includes discussions and instructions on how to complete the hands-on exercises.
  • The certification kit on the accompanying CD includes hands-on, web-based activities as well as hundreds of questions to help you prepare for the exam.
  • An examGear CD containing hundreds of questions to help you prepare for the HTI+ Certification exam.
  • Authentication to access the web-based curriculum, which contains over 50 hands-on labs using state-of-the-art equipment, through an authorized training site.

STL tutorial and reference guide : C++ programming with the standard template library

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Authors David R. Musser, Atul Saini foreword by Alexander Stepanov
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

The Standard Template Library (STL) represents a breakthrough in C++ programming methodology. Comprising a set of C++ generic data structures and algorithms, STL provides reusable, interchangeable components adaptable to many different uses without sacrificing efficiency. Adopted by the ANSI/ISO C++ Standards Committee, STL is an important addition to every C++ programmer’s portfolio of skills. This book introduces you to STL and provides the information and techniques you need to become a proficient STL programmer. The book includes a tutorial, a thorough description of each element of the library, numerous sample applications, and a comprehensive reference. You will find in-depth explanations of iterators, generic algorithms, containers, and function objects. Several larger, non-trivial applications, including a dictionary lookup program, demonstrate how to put STL’s power and flexibility to work. The book will also show you how to integrate STL with object-oriented programming techniques, while the comprehensive and detailed STL reference guide will be a constant and convenient companion as you learn to work with the library.


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

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

Utterly compelling!
Barbara Ann Kipfer has elevated the list to high art and bestselling pleasure. A foremost expert of classification, in The Order of Things, she does for life what her previous books do for happiness and wisdom―organize it in a way that is brilliantly conceived.

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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