Nov 29

REGULAR CIRCULATION BOOKS


Contextual design : design for life, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 191, CS 192)

Authors Karen Holtzblatt, Hugh Beyer.
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Contextual Design: Design for Life, Second Edition, describes the core techniques needed to deliberately produce a compelling user experience. Contextual design was first invented in 1988 to drive a deep understanding of the user into the design process. It has been used in a wide variety of industries and taught in universities all over the world. Until now, the basic CD approach has needed little revision, but with the wide adoption of handheld devices, especially smartphones, the way technology is integrated into people’s lives has fundamentally changed. Contextual Design V2.0 introduces both the classic CD techniques and the new techniques needed to “design for life”, fulfilling core human motives while supporting activities.

This completely updated and revised edition is written in a clear, informal style without excessive jargon, and is the must have book for any UX Design library. Users will find coverage of mobile devices and consumer and business products, all illustrated with new examples, case studies, and discussions on how to use CD with the agile development and other project requirements methods.

  • Provides tactics on how to gather detailed data on how people live, work, and use products
  • Helps develop a coherent picture of a whole user population
  • Presents tactics on how to use the seven “Cool Concepts” to support core human motives and generate new product concepts guided by user data, ideation techniques, and principles key to producing a compelling user experience
  • Explains how to structure the system and user interface to best support the user across place, time, and platform

Electronic alarm and security systems : a technician’s guide

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE)

Author Delton T. Horn
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1995
Publisher TAB Books

The complete guide to security system installation. Design and install effective, dependable intrusion-alarm systems quickly and professional with Delton T. Horn’s Electronic Alarm and Security Systems: A Technician’s Guide. You’ll find step-by-step instructions for installing, maintaining, and repairing everything from the most basic home alrams to sophisticated computer-controlled security systems. You’ll also get expert guidance for expanding a security system to cover fire, gas, and flood hazards, as well as tips for mastering all the latest troubleshooting technqiques: master the most common alram sensors; design central control-box circuits; install alarms on doors and windows; create panic buttons; use test equipment; arm and disarm alarm systems; master lighting and landscaping techniques; and much more.


Sensors and wearable technologies in sport : technologies, trends and approaches for implementation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 197)

Authors Daniel A. James, Nicola Petrone
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Springer

This book explores emerging trends in wearable sensors for sport and highlights the developments taking place. Drawing on the literature both the approaches and principals for the use of sensors in sport are outlined, and together with references to key works the reader finds this useful in considering such endeavours. The development of wearable technologies is fast paced and accompanying that is an exponential growth in the use and development of computing resources, thus while the review is comprehensive on content not all works can be included and given publication times will inevitably be somewhat dated. The illumination through trends, examples and principles are an aid for anyone considering the use of sensors and wearables in sports.


ITIL 2011 edition : a pocket guide

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco, (CS 197)

Author Jan van Bon
Place of Publication Zaltbommel, Netherlands
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Van Haren Publishing

For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the “Training Material” tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, Dutch.Since 2001 the Van Haren Publishing ITIL Pocket Guides have helped readers all over the world to understand the essentials of ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), the leading framework for IT service management. This pocket guide does exactly the same as previous editions: offering a concise summary of ITIL, based on ITIL® 2011 Edition. We have condensed the full ITIL framework, found in 2000 pages, into just 200 pocket-sized pages! It means that this book is an essential time-saving and cost-effective guide to ITIL 2011 Edition — for both industry experts and students alike. Primarily it is a quick, portable reference tool to ITIL for all professionals in the service management community. What is the ‘lifecycle’ approach? What are the key service management processes and functions? Secondly the ITIL pocket guide can be used as part of the training material for everyone who wants to certify for the ITIL Foundation exam. The guide contents cover all of the specifications of AXELOS’ ITIL Foundation Certificate syllabus.


Carbon quantum dots : synthesis, properties and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Authors Raz Jelinek
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book introduces the various aspects of the emerging field of carbon dots. Their structural and physico-chemical properties as well as their current and future potential applications are covered. A special chapter on graphene quantum dots is provided. The reader will also find different synthesis routes for carbon quantum dots.


The complete guide to cybersecurity risks and controls

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 153, CS 253)

Authors Anne Kohnke, Dan Shoemaker, Ken Sigler
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

The Complete Guide to Cybersecurity Risks and Controls presents the fundamental concepts of information and communication technology (ICT) governance and control. In this book, you will learn how to create a working, practical control structure that will ensure the ongoing, day-to-day trustworthiness of ICT systems and data. The book explains how to establish systematic control functions and timely reporting procedures within a standard organizational framework and how to build auditable trust into the routine assurance of ICT operations.

The book is based on the belief that ICT operation is a strategic governance issue rather than a technical concern. With the exponential growth of security breaches and the increasing dependency on external business partners to achieve organizational success, the effective use of ICT governance and enterprise-wide frameworks to guide the implementation of integrated security controls are critical in order to mitigate data theft. Surprisingly, many organizations do not have formal processes or policies to protect their assets from internal or external threats.

The ICT governance and control process establishes a complete and correct set of managerial and technical control behaviors that ensures reliable monitoring and control of ICT operations. The body of knowledge for doing that is explained in this text. This body of knowledge process applies to all operational aspects of ICT responsibilities ranging from upper management policy making and planning, all the way down to basic technology operation.


Nanomaterials for sustainable energy

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Editor Quan Li
Place of Publication Switzerland
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This book presents the unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of nanomaterials, which play an important role in the recent advances of energy-related applications. Different nanomaterials have been employed in energy saving, generation, harvest, conversion, storage, and transport processes very effectively and efficiently. Recent progress in the preparation, characterization and usage of 1D, 2D nanomaterials and hybrid architectures for energy-related applications and relevant technologies and devices, such as solar cells, thermoelectronics, piezoelectronics, solar water splitting, hydrogen production/storage, fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors is covered. Moreover, the book also highlights novel approaches in nanomaterials design and synthesis and evaluating materials sustainability issues. Contributions from active and leading experts regarding important aspects like the synthesis, assembly, and properties of nanomaterials for energy-related applications are compiled into a reference book. As evident from the diverse topics, the book will be very valuable to researchers working in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering. It may set the standard and stimulates future developments in this rapidly emerging fertile frontier of nanomaterials for energy.


Statics exam file

Recommending faculty: Prof. Mathew Harvey T. Peralta, (ES)

Editor Charles Smith
Place of Publication Chicago, IL
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Kaplan AEC Education

Many students find that previously-used examination problems are a useful supplement to their textbooks and lecture notes.  although copies of such examinations are often made available by professors, there is usually a need for more of this material which is made available to a particular class reaches only a small fraction of the students in the country who would find it useful.  Thus, the many, well considered problems residing in professors’ files across the country are unavailable to the people who could best use them.

The purpose of this book is to make some of this material available.


Luminescent carbon dots for sensor and bioimaging applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Author Swagatika Sahu
Place of Publication Germany
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

The present book is an embodiment of the investigations intended at developing simple inexpensive synthetic methods for producing luminescent carbon quantum dot applicable for sensor and biomedical applications. The in vitro applications of synthesized materials have also been investigated. It includes the low cost synthetic route for fabrication of carbon quantum dots (CD) and their composites for sensing and bioimaging applications.


Securing an IT organization through governance, risk management, and audit

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 153)

Authors Ken Sigler, James L. Rainley, III
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

Past events have shed light on the vulnerability of mission-critical computer systems at highly sensitive levels. It has been demonstrated that common hackers can use tools and techniques downloaded from the Internet to attack government and commercial information systems. Although threats may come from mischief makers and pranksters, they are more likely to result from hackers working in concert for profit, hackers working under the protection of nation states, or malicious insiders.

Securing an IT Organization through Governance, Risk Management, and Audit introduces two internationally recognized bodies of knowledge: Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT 5) from a cybersecurity perspective and the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CSF). Emphasizing the processes directly related to governance, risk management, and audit, the book provides details of a cybersecurity framework (CSF), mapping each of the CSF steps and activities to the methods defined in COBIT 5. This method leverages operational risk understanding in a business context, allowing the information and communications technology (ICT) organization to convert high-level enterprise goals into manageable, specific goals rather than unintegrated checklist models.

The real value of this methodology is to reduce the knowledge fog that frequently engulfs senior business management, and results in the false conclusion that overseeing security controls for information systems is not a leadership role or responsibility but a technical management task. By carefully reading, implementing, and practicing the techniques and methodologies outlined in this book, you can successfully implement a plan that increases security and lowers risk for you and your organization.


Microservices : flexible software architecture

Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel P. Feria, (CS 197)

Author Eberhard Wolff
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Going beyond mere theory and marketing hype, Eberhard Wolff presents all the knowledge you need to capture the full benefits of this emerging paradigm. He illuminates microservice concepts, architectures, and scenarios from a technology-neutral standpoint, and demonstrates how to implement them with today’s leading technologies such as Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud.

The author fully explains the benefits and tradeoffs associated with microservices, and guides you through the entire project lifecycle: development, testing, deployment, operations, and more. You’ll find best practices for architecting microservice-based systems, individual microservices, and nanoservices, each illuminated with pragmatic examples. The author supplements opinions based on his experience with concise essays from other experts, enriching your understanding and illuminating areas where experts disagree. Readers are challenged to experiment on their own the concepts explained in the book to gain hands-on experience.

  • Discover what microservices are, and how they differ from other forms of modularization
  • Modernize legacy applications and efficiently build new systems
  • Drive more value from continuous delivery with microservices
  • Learn how microservices differ from SOA
  • Optimize the microservices project lifecycle
  • Plan, visualize, manage, and evolve architecture
  • Integrate and communicate among microservices
  • Apply advanced architectural techniques, including CQRS and Event Sourcing
  • Maximize resilience and stability
  • Operate and monitor microservices in production
  • Build a full implementation with Docker, Java, Spring Boot, the Netflix stack, and Spring Cloud
  • Explore nanoservices with Amazon Lambda, OSGi, Java EE, Vert.x, Erlang, and Seneca
  • Understand microservices’ impact on teams, technical leaders, product owners, and stakeholders

Managers will discover better ways to support microservices, and learn how adopting the method affects the entire organization. Developers will master the technical skills and concepts they need to be effective. Architects will gain a deep understanding of key issues in creating or migrating toward microservices, and exactly what it will take to transform their plans into reality.


Carbon nanoparticles and nanostructures

Recommending faculty: Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion, (EnE 298)

Editors Nianjun Yang, Xin Jiang, Dai-Wen Pang
Place of Publication Switzerland
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Springer

This book focuses on carbon dots and diamonds, briefly covering other nanocarbon structures such as nanohorns and nanofibers. In the first part, chemical synthesis of carbon dots, their optical properties and their applications for sensing, catalytic reactions, bio-imaging and drug delivery are presented. The second part of the book deals with the preparation and purification of diamond nanoparticles, their properties and surface chemistry as well as the applications of diamond nanoparticles for seeding, bio-imaging and drug delivery. In the third and last part of the book, other nanostructures such as carbon nanofibers and carbon nanohorns are presented, including their application in electrochemistry, biochemistry and energy.


Oct 25

RESERVE BOOK


Contruction surveying and layout : a field engineering methods manual. 3rd edition.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Wesley G. Crawford
Place of Publication West G. Crawford
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Creative Construction Publishing

Construction Surveying and Layout – A unique, practical, and complete book for the surveyor, field engineer, or student learning construction surveying and layout. This highly illustrated book contains over 1200 graphics of construction surveying field and office activities, calculations, and tables that are presented in a step-by- step easy to read format. The reader can see “how-to” perform many of the common measurement and calculation activities of field engineering and construction surveying. This book contains material not found in other surveying books. It is a must for training individuals just getting into construction surveying or as a reference for anyone on a construction site involved with measurement and layout. “Everyone who sees it, wants it.”


REGULAR CIRCULATION BOOKS


Geodesy : introduction to geodetic datum and geodetic systems.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Zhipping Lu, Shubo Qiao, Yunying Qu
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer

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Geodetic datum (including coordinate datum, height datum, depth datum, gravimetry datum) and geodetic systems (including geodetic coordinate system, plane coordinate system, height system, gravimetry system) are the common foundations for every aspect of geomatics. This course book focuses on geodetic datum and geodetic systems, and describes the basic theories, techniques, methods of geodesy. The main themes include: the various techniques of geodetic data acquisition, geodetic datum and geodetic control networks, geoid and height systems, reference ellipsoid and geodetic coordinate systems, Gaussian projection and Gaussian plan coordinates and the establishment of geodetic coordinate systems. The framework of this book is based on several decades of lecture noted and the contents are developed systematically for a complete introduction to the geodetic foundations of geomatics.


Introduction to geodesy : the history and concepts of modern geodesy.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors James R. Smith
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Wiley

Geodesy : introduction to geodetic datum and geodetic systems.

Geodesy is the science that deals with the Earth’s figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This is the only book on the market designed to provide readers with an introduction to geodesy without the usual emphasis on complex mathematics. Describes such positioning techniques as horizontal and vertical geodetic datums. Satellite geodesy, electromagnetic distance measurement, laser ranging and emerging technologies including the global positioning techniques and GIS are among the topics discussed. Features scores of two-color diagrams and examples to facilitate understanding.


Practical concepts in geoid modelling: with geophysical and geodynamical interpretations.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Ramin Kiamehr
Place of Publication Saarbrucken, Germany
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Lambert Academic Publishing

Practical concepts in geoid modelling: with geophysical and geodynamical interpretations.

Computation of a precise gravimetric geoid model with sparse and limited data is a difficult task, which needs a special notice. This book investigates the procedure for gathering, evaluating and combining different data for the determination of an optimum gravimetric geoid model as a case study in Iran. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of geoid modelling and its applications in geosciences and engineering. It is intended to serve as a text book for graduate students in geosciences such as geodesy, geophysics and surveying engineering. It is consists of the basic theories and materials which need for precise geoid modelling including theory of the Least-Squares Modification of Stokes”s formula (KTH approach), qualification and refinement of the gravity data,determination of the gravity and gradient components, Global Geopotential Models (GGM),Digital Elevation Models (DEM), lateral density variation, corrective surface and engineering height datum, quasi-geoid modeling, variance components analysis, geodynamical and geophysical interpretations of geoid models.


Geoid determination : theory and methods.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, GE and Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

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

Geoid determination : theory and methods.

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


Gravimetry.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, GE and Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author Wolfgang Torge
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [1989]
Publisher W. de Gruyter

Gravimetry.

This is book is intended to give a systematic account of gravity measurements and their evaluation. It provides an overall synopsis of the state of the art, with particular emphasis on recent developments, including the operational use of transportable absolute instruments and superconducting gravimeters and gradiometry on moving platforms, and the significance of gravity data for solving geodynamic problems. The book will be an indispensable reference for scientist and engineers concerned with gravity field determination, in geodesy, geophysics and physics, as well as in space and terrestrial navigation. Ranging from gravity surveys and applications, this volume covers the whole spectrum of current gravimetry and should be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the subject.


Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. 

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Editors Peter J.G. Teunissen, Oliver Montenbruck
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. 

This Handbook presents a complete and rigorous overview of the fundamentals, methods and applications of the multidisciplinary field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing an exhaustive, one-stop reference work and a state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large.

All global and regional satellite navigation systems, both those currently in operation and those under development (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS/NAVIC, SBAS), are examined in detail. The functional principles of receivers and antennas, as well as the advanced algorithms and models for GNSS parameter estimation, are rigorously discussed.  The book covers the broad and diverse range of land, marine, air and space applications, from everyday GNSS to high-precision scientific applications and provides detailed descriptions of the most widely used GNSS format standards, covering receiver formats as well as IGS product and meta-data formats.

The full coverage of the field of GNSS is presented in seven parts, from its fundamentals, through the treatment of global and regional navigation satellite systems, of receivers and antennas, and of algorithms and models, up to the broad and diverse range of applications in the areas of positioning and navigation, surveying, geodesy and geodynamics, and remote sensing and timing.

Each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and photographs, making the book an invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, students and institutions alike.


GPS for land surveyors. 4th edition.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author Jan Van Sickle
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

GPS for land surveyors.

For more than a decade, GPS for Land Surveyors has been unique among other books on this topic due to its clear, straightforward treatment of the subject matter. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of a perennial bestseller maintains the user-friendly format that made previous editions so popular while addressing changes in hardware, software, and procedures. Neither simplistic nor overly technical, this book introduces the concepts needed to understand and use GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

    • Up-to-date information on GNSS and GPS modernization
    • Changes in hardware, software, and procedures
    • Comprehensive treatment of novel signals on new blocks of satellites (L5 and L2C)

The book minimizes your reliance on mathematical explanations and maximizes use of illustrations and examples that allow you to visualize and grasp key concepts. The author explains the progression of ideas at the foundation of satellite positioning and delves into some of the particulars. He keeps presentation practical, providing a guide to techniques used in GPS, from their design through observation, processings, real-time kinematic (RTK), and real-time networks. These features and more make it easier for you to meet the challenge of keeping up in this field.


Geodetic control surveys. 2nd edition.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author H. Oakley Sharp
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1943]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Geodetic control surveys.

The first edition of this book was in lithoprint form in 1940 as a textbook for student instruction. Engineers are frequently called upon to make precise control surveys and state plane coordinate systems. Since the conception of the plane coordinate systems of state control, several states have passed legislation to legalized them. To put these systems in operation, there must be control, and it is based upon geodetic methods. An attempt has been made in this book to familiarize the engineer with the survey methods and computations necessary in such work. The importance of accurate measurements in connection with the laying out of large structure cannot be overemphasized. Geodetic methods should be applied to such laying outs.

The fundamental theories are developed in the first part of the book, and the application of these theories is given in subsequent chapters.

Some engineers are confused as to use of astronomic coordinates, geodetic coordinates, and plane coordinates. Each system is explained with the necessary computations required to change from one system to another. There are sample computations to assist in the explanation of all important procedures.

Control surveys are used extensively in photographic surveying. Triangulation and traverses form the network upon which this control is based. This book may therefore be used as a companion book for the author’s Photogrammetry.

The author is indebted to the publications of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and Technical Procedure for City Surveys, a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

 

 

Jun 28

REGULAR CIRCULATION  BOOKS


Fire safety and risk management revision guide : for the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate

Recommending faculty: Prof. Noriza Tibon, (ICE)

Authors Jonathan Backhouse and Ed Ferrett
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2017
Publisher Routledge

The Fire Safety and Risk Management Revision Guide: for the NEBOSH Fire Certificate is the perfect revision aid for students preparing to take their NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. As well as being a handy companion volume to the Fire Protection Association textbook Fire Safety and Risk Management: for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, it will also serve as a useful aide-mémoire for those in fire safety roles. The book:

  • provides practical revision guidance and strategies for students;
  • highlights the key information for each learning outcome of the current NEBOSH syllabus;
  • gives students opportunities to test their knowledge based on NEBOSH-style questions and additional exercises;
  • provides details of publically available guidance documents that students will be able to refer to.

The revision guide is fully aligned to the current NEBOSH syllabus, providing complete coverage in bite-sized chunks, helping students to learn and memorise the most important topics. Throughout the book, the guide refers back to the Fire Safety and Risk Management textbook, helping students to consolidate their learning.


Microsoft Visual Basic 2017 : for Windows, web, and database applications : comprehensive

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CoE 13)

Author Corinne Hoisington
Place of Publication Boston, USA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Now readers can prepare for the number one job in today’s tech sector — app development — as they learn the essentials of Microsoft Visual Basic. The step-by-step, visual approach and professional programming opportunities in MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2017 FOR WINDOWS APPLICATIONS: INTRODUCTORY lay the initial groundwork for a successful degree or career in IT programming. Users gain a fundamental understanding of Windows programming for 2017. This edition’s innovative approach blends visual demonstrations of professional-quality programs with in-depth discussions of today’s most effective programming concepts and techniques. Numerous real programming assignments in each chapter let readers practice what they’ve learned as this edition equips users to program independently at their best.


Design analysis in rock mechanics, 3rd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan, (EM 146, CE 261/268)

Author William G. Pariseau
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended third edition includes an additional chapter on Foundations on Jointed Rock.

Developed for a complete class in rock engineering, this volume uniquely combines the design of surface and underground rock excavations and addresses:

  •  rock slope stability in surface excavations, from planar block and wedge slides to rotational and toppling failures
  •  shaft and tunnel stability, ranging from naturally-supported openings to analysis and design of artificial support and reinforcement systems
  •  entries and pillars in stratified ground
  • three-dimensional caverns, with emphasis on cable bolting and backfill
  • geometry and forces of chimney caving, combination support and trough subsidence
  • rock bursts and bumps in underground excavations, with focus on dynamic phenomena and on fast and sometimes catastrophic failures.

The numerous exercises and examples familiarize the reader with solving basic practical problems in rock mechanics through various design analysis techniques and their applications. Supporting the main text, appendices provide supplementary information about rock, joint, and composite properties, rock mass classification schemes, useful formulas, and an extensive literature list. The large selection of problems at the end of each chapter can be used for home assignment. A solutions manual is available to course instructors.

Explanatory and illustrative in character, this volume is suited for courses in rock mechanics, rock engineering and geological engineering design for undergraduate and first year graduate students in mining, civil engineering and applied earth sciences. Moreover, it will form a good introduction to the subject of rock mechanics for earth scientists and engineers from other disciplines.


Introduction to energy technologies for efficient power generation

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EE 157, EE 197/198, ME 63)

Author Alexander V. Dimitrov
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

This book is intended to serve as a guide for discovering pathways to more efficient energy use. The first part of the book illustrates basic laws of energy conversion and principles of thermodynamics. Laws of energy conservation and direction of energy conversion are formulated in detail, and the types of thermodynamic processes are explained. Also included is the characterization of various types of real energy conversion. The second part of the book discusses types of energy conversion referred to as thermal-energy technologies. The advantages of the co-generation processes and devices operating within the Brayton direct cycle and their adaptively to household energetics are underlined.


Introduction to computing and programming in Python : a multimedia approach, Fourth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (CS 11, CS 120)

Authors Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Social Computing and Programming with Python

Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python is a uniquely researched and up-to-date volume that is widely recognized for its successful introduction to the subject of Media Computation. Emphasizing creativity, classroom interaction, and in-class programming examples, Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python takes a bold and unique approach to computation that engages students and applies the subject matter to the relevancy of digital media. The Fourth Edition teaches students to program in an effort to communicate via social computing outlets, providing a unique approach that serves the interests of a broad range of students.


Materials for civil and construction engineers, Fourth edition in SI units

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (MatE 197)

Authors Michael S. Mamlouk, John P. Zaniewski
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication 2018
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers helps readers understand and select the materials involved in supporting the infrastructure needs of society–from buildings, to water and treatment distribution systems, to dams, highways, and airport pavements. By gaining a deep understanding of material behavior and the material selection process, readers can begin to understand how to create and maintain civil and construction engineering systems crucial to society.

The primary focus of the updates presented in this fourth edition was on the sustainability of materials used in civil and construction engineering. The information on sustainability was updated and expanded to include the most recent information. In addition, sections were added describing the sustainability considerations of each material. The problem set for each chapter was updated and increased to provide some fresh exercises. References were updated and increased in all chapters to provide students with additional reading on current issues related to different materials.


Transport planning & traffic safety : making cities, roads, & vehicles safer

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 46/47, CE 93, CE 141/142/143)

Editors Geetam Tiwari, Dinesh Mohan
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher CRC Press

In recognition of the importance of road safety as a major health issue, the World Health Organization has declared 2011-2021 the Decade of Safety Action. Several countries in Europe, North America, and Asia have been successful in reducing fatalities and injuries due to road traffic crashes. However, many low-income countries continue to experience high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries.

Transport Planning and Traffic Safety: Making Cities, Roads, and Vehicles Safer offers a source book for road safety training courses as well as an introductory textbook for graduate-level courses on road safety taught in engineering institutes. It brings together the international experiences and lessons learned from countries which have been successful in reducing traffic crashes and their applicability in low-income countries. The content is based on lectures delivered during an international course on transportation planning and traffic safety, sponsored annually by the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The book is interdisciplinary and aimed at professionals―traffic and road engineers, vehicle designers, law enforcers, and transport planners. The authors examine trends in performance of OECD countries and highlight the public health and systems approach of traffic safety with the vulnerable road user in focus. Topics include land use (transportation planning, mobility, and safety), safety education and legislation, accident analysis, road safety research, human tolerance to injury, vehicle design, safety in construction zones, safety in urban areas, traffic calming, public transportation, safety laws and policies, and pre-hospital care of the injured.


C++ : how to program, Tenth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Francis George Cabarle, (CS 11, CS 150)

Authors Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office

C++ How to Program presents leading-edge computing technologies in a friendly manner appropriate for introductory college course sequences, based on the curriculum recommendations of two key professional organizations–the ACM and the IEEE.

The best-selling C++ How to Program is accessible to readers with little or no programming experience, yet comprehensive enough for the professional programmer. The Deitels’ signature live-code approach presents the concepts in the context of full working programs followed by sample executions. The early objects approach gets readers thinking about objects immediately–allowing them to more thoroughly master the concepts. Emphasis is placed on achieving program clarity and building well-engineered software. Interesting, entertaining, and challenging exercises encourage students to make a difference and use computers and the Internet to work on problems. To keep readers up-to-date with leading-edge computing technologies, the Tenth Edition conforms to the C++11 standard and the new C++14 standard.


Computer networking : a top-down approach, Seventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona EEE, (CoE 151, ECE 151, EE 275)

Authors James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Unique among computer networking texts, the Seventh Edition of the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a “top-down manner.” The text works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer, motivating students by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking, this text provides an excellent foundation for students in computer science and electrical engineering, without requiring extensive knowledge of programming or mathematics. The Seventh Edition has been updated to reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking.


Reinforced concrete : mechanics and design, Seventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo, (CE 157)

Author James K. Wight
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design uses the theory of reinforced concrete design to teach students the basic scientific and artistic principles of civil engineering. The text takes a topic often introduced at the advanced level and makes it accessible to all audiences by building a foundation with core engineering concepts. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with the latest Building Code for Structural Concrete, giving students access to accurate information that can be applied outside of the classroom.

Students are able to apply complicated engineering concepts to real world scenarios with in-text examples and practice problems in each chapter. With explanatory features throughout, the Seventh Edition makes the reinforced concrete design a theory all engineers can learn from.


Micro and nano energy harvesting technologies

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EE 157, EE 197)

Authors Bin Yang [and three others]
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Artech House

This is a valuable reference for all those faced with the challenging problems created by the ever-increasing interest in MEMS and nanotechnology-based energy harvesters and their applications.


Jan 28

RESERVE BOOKS


The black belt memory jogger : a pocket guide for Six Sigma DMAIC success, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Erickson Llaguno (IE 22, 150, 221, 222)

Author Sarah A. Carleton
Place of Publication Methuen, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Goal/QPC

Learn Lean Six Sigma Deployment at a foundational level with our simple illustrative approach to visual learning. Aligned with the Body of Knowledge from ASQ, SME, AME and Shingo Prize Lean Certification. A non-statistical reference for green & black belts. Learn about kaizen, types of kaizen, and how a kaizen event and simple kaizen complement each other to successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma. Identify the typical structure of a 5-day kaizen event based on PDCA.
Two of the most common questions that we often tried to answer were when do I apply this tool? and what is the next step? therefore this Memory Jogger was organized around the 5 lean principles and grouping the key LSS tools at each step without being prescriptive. Involve everyone, everyday, everywhere as we deploy lean six sigma.

A quick reference guide: To quickly identify key points while working on a project or kaizen.
A kaizen learning tool: To be used during kaizen events to reinforce the key points.
A problem solving workbook: The step-by-step process of how to use Practical Problem Solving.
Identification of waste and kaizen ideas: Provide the guidelines to see waste at your workplace and learn how to eliminate it.
Self-paced preparation guide: A learning guide for the SME, AME, Shingo Prize & ASQ Lean Bronze, Silver/Gold Certification.


The design for Six Sigma memory jogger : tools and methods for robust processes and products

Recommended by: Prof. Erickson Llaguno (IE 22, 150, 221, 222)

Authors Dana Ginn, Evelyn Varner
Place of Publication Salem, NH
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Goal/QPC

Based on the Define-Measure-Analyze-Design-Verify (DMADV) model, The Design for Six Sigma Memory Jogger guides you, step-by-step, through the process and clearly and concisely presents tools for: identifying the Voice of the Customer, prioritizing Critical to Quality Characteristics, and creating High-Level and Detailed Design Elements, assessing risks, testing designs and validating process capability. Using The Design for Six Sigma Memory Jogger as both a teaching tool and performance support aid, team members will hit the ground running, map their next steps, use tollgate reviews to report progress, and document their project through storyboards. Portable, concise easy to read and packed with wisdom, The Design for Six Sigma Memory Jogger allows team members to know how they fit in and enables them to make a maximum contribution to the project team.


The Lean Six Sigma tools memory jogger : the concise reference guide for LLS success.

Recommended by: Prof. Erickson Llaguno (IE 22, 150, 221, 222)

Author Theodore
Place of Publication Methuen, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Goal/QPC

The content of The Lean Six Sigma Tools Memory Jogger is aligned with the ASQ Six Sigma Body of Knowledge, LSS 6001 Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt Training International Standard and the IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certification) for which GOAL/QPC is designated as an Accredited Curriculum Provider.
The GOAL/QPC Lean Six Sigma Tools Memory Jogger is a breakthrough title for GOAL/QPC as it brings together the necessary tools and methodologies from the worlds of Six Sigma and Lean into one concise, easy to use, essential reference book. With over 120 tools this Memory Jogger is a must have for all in the Lean Six Sigma world, from the student on the way to their first certification to the experienced practitioner working Lean Six Sigma projects every day.

Organized alphabetically from Affinity Diagrams to Workload Balance, so that you can quickly find the tool you are looking for, this new pocket guide (3.5 x 5.5 inches) describes each of the 120+ tools and techniques using over 150 illustrations and the renowned GOAL/QPC format: Why use it? What does it do? and How do I do it? There are numerous examples and tips throughout the book. Comprehensive yet concise, it is written so that every topic and every page goes quickly to the critical point of interest.

With this Memory Jogger in your hands you have access to the complete set of Lean Six Sigma Tools, explained in a clear and helpful way to make you and your teams even more successful.


The lean enterprise memory jogger for service : where supply meets demand… exactly!

Recommended by: Prof. Erickson Llaguno (IE 22, 150, 221, 222)

Author Richard L. Macinnes
Place of Publication Salem, NH
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher Goal/QPC

This brand new version of our original Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger applies lean concepts to both services and transactional organizations.
Answer this, would your customers, without question recommend your service to friends or associates? The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger for Service holds the key to helping you achieve superior service levels, efficiently and effectively; while retaining desirable customers and attracting new ones. Industry has learned that traditional lean manufacturing approaches when applied to the service environment can have disastrous results. Service is not manufacturing! But service delivery does require associated resources of people, technology, methods, facilities, equipment, and so on, to be designed to meet the seemingly unpredictable demands of customers.


Interpreting

Recommended by: Prof. Erickson Llaguno (IE 22, 150, 221, 222)

Authors Richard L. MacInnes, Mark L. Dean
Place of Publication Salem, NH
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Goal/QPC

Achieving Perfect Care requires a more than knowledge, it requires LEAN know-how. This book will explain what you need to know to apply lean methods to a Healthcare Enterprise s processes and workplace. The specific information you will learn includes the following:
- Concepts/definitions you need to know
- Skills you need to develop
- Tools you need to use
- Steps you need to take

Easily learn these steps and tools, and it will help you and your team work together, systematically toward your lean Healthcare Enterprise goals.
The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger for Healthcare is your source for LEAN know-how in tackling the complexities of healthcare service delivery. You are provided insights and practical guidance through the Healing University case study indispensable know-how for learning how to…

- Use Enterprise Mapping to discover and diagnose real pain points in your healthcare processes.
- Focus on Healing and Business Pathways as value streams that matter most.
- Leverage value creation and value destruction definitions to assess service value.
- Use foundational lean methods to define service demand, perfect service execution, and optimize supply resources.
- Apply new methods such as Service Blueprinting to assess and enhance the customer healthcare experience.
- Execute the right lean goals and methods in the right order to achieve Perfect Care.

Finally a book crafted specifically for the challenges of the Healthcare enterprise, applying true lean doctrine. The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger for Healthcare is supplemented by The Lean Healthcare Implementer’s Field Book, providing insights useful to accelerating the Lean Transformation. Both books are guaranteed to become quickly worn and tattered from use.


The Lean 6 Sigma deployment memory jogger, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Erickson Llaguno (IE 22, 150, 221, 222)

Author Jaime Villafuerte
Place of Publication Salem, NH
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Goal/QPC

Learn Lean Six Sigma Deployment at a foundational level with our simple illustrative approach to visual learning. Aligned with the Body of Knowledge from ASQ, SME, AME and Shingo Prize Lean Certification. A non-statistical reference for green & black belts. Learn about kaizen, types of kaizen, and how a kaizen event and simple kaizen complement each other to successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma. Identify the typical structure of a 5-day kaizen event based on PDCA.
Two of the most common questions that we often tried to answer were when do I apply this tool? and what is the next step? therefore this Memory Jogger was organized around the 5 lean principles and grouping the key LSS tools at each step without being prescriptive. Involve everyone, everyday, everywhere as we deploy lean six sigma.

A quick reference guide: To quickly identify key points while working on a project or kaizen.
A kaizen learning tool: To be used during kaizen events to reinforce the key points.
A problem solving workbook: The step-by-step process of how to use Practical Problem Solving.
Identification of waste and kaizen ideas: Provide the guidelines to see waste at your workplace and learn how to eliminate it.
Self-paced preparation guide: A learning guide for the SME, AME, Shingo Prize & ASQ Lean Bronze, Silver/Gold Certification

Apr 18

RESERVE BOOKS


MATLAB programming for engineers, Fifth edition, International edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna (CS)

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

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


Introductory concepts in chemical engineering, Second edition

Donated by: Dr. Wilfredo Jose

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

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

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


CIRCULATION BOOKS


MOS devices for low-voltage and low-energy applications

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

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

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

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

Power management integrated circuits

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Microgrids and other local area power and energy systems

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EEE)

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

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


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

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

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

Expanded and updated with new findings and new features

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

Web security & commerce

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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

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

Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics, 4th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Maria Veron Munar

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

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

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


Apr 16

CIRCULATION BOOKS


CryptoGraphics : exploiting graphics cards for security

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Debra L. Cook, Angelos D. Keromytis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer

Software that covertly monitors user actions, also known as spyware, has become a first-level security threat due to its ubiquity and the difficulty of detecting and removing it. This is especially so for video conferencing, thin-client computing and Internet cafes.

CryptoGraphics: Exploiting Graphics Cards for Security explores the potential for implementing ciphers within GPUs, and describes the relevance of GPU-based encryption to the security of applications involving remote displays. As the processing power of GPUs increases, research involving the use of GPUs for general purpose computing has arisen. This work extends such research by considering the use of a GPU as a parallel processor for encrypting data. The authors evaluate the operations found in symmetric and asymmetric key ciphers to determine if encryption can be programmed in existing GPUs. A detailed description for a GPU based implementation of AES is provided. The feasibility of GPU-based encryption allows the authors to explore the use of a GPU as a trusted system component. Unencrypted display data can be confined to the GPU to avoid exposing it to any malware running on the operating system.


Digital communications using chaos and nonlinear dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editors Lawrence E. Larson, Jia-Ming Liu, Lev S. Tsimring
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Springer

This book introduces readers to a new and exciting cross-disciplinary field of digital communications with chaos. This field was born around 15 years ago, when it was first demonstrated that nonlinear systems which produce complex non-periodic noise-like chaotic signals, can be synchronized and modulated to carry useful information. Thus, chaotic signals can be used instead of pseudo-random digital sequences for spread-spectrum and private communication applications. This deceptively simple idea spun hundreds of research papers, and many novel communication schemes based on chaotic signals have been proposed. However, only very recently researchers have begun to make a transition from academic studies toward practical implementation issues, and many “promising” schemes had to be discarded or re-formulated. This book describes the state of the art (both theoretical and experimental) of this novel field. The book is written by leading experts in the fields of Nonlinear Dynamics and Electrical Engineering who participated in US Army sponsored Multi-University Research Initiative on Digital Communication using Nonlinear Dynamics. It will be useful for active researchers and advanced graduate students interested in this exciting new field.


Handbook of logic and proof techniques for computer science

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Steven G. Krantz
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Birkhauser

Logic is, and should be, the core subject area of modern mathemat­ics. The blueprint for twentieth century mathematical thought, thanks to Hilbert and Bourbaki, is the axiomatic development of the subject. As a result, logic plays a central conceptual role. At the same time, mathematical logic has grown into one of the most recondite areas of mathematics. Most of modern logic is inaccessible to all but the special­ist. Yet there is a need for many mathematical scientists-not just those engaged in mathematical research-to become conversant with the key ideas of logic. The Handbook of Mathematical Logic, edited by Jon Bar­ wise, is in point of fact a handbook written by logicians for other mathe­maticians. It was, at the time of its writing, encyclopedic, authoritative, and up-to-the-moment. But it was, and remains, a comprehensive and authoritative book for the cognoscenti. The encyclopedic Handbook of Logic in Computer Science by Abramsky, Gabbay, and Maibaum is a wonderful resource for the professional. But it is overwhelming for the casual user. There is need for a book that introduces important logic terminology and concepts to the working mathematical scientist who has only a passing acquaintance with logic. Thus the present work has a different target audience. The intent of this handbook is to present the elements of modern logic, including many current topics, to the reader having only basic mathe­ matical literacy.


Estuaries : a physical introduction, 2nd edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Keith R. Dyer
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Estuaries is a comprehensive introductory text emphasizing the physical processes involved in the mixing of sea and river water and the transport of fine sediments within the complex estuarine topographic context. The theoretical and mathematical formulation of these processes are treated at a fairly elementary level, and are used to develop a foundation for more extensive study. The second edition retains the classical approaches to the tidally averaged circulation and mixing conditions but broadens them to consider recent advances in the understanding of processes occurring within the tide. The scope has also been widened to include more detail on the morphology of estuaries and their development, the fluxes of suspended fine sediments, and the generation and maintenance of turbidity maximum. The book provides an excellent introduction for research students in oceanography, environmental science, geography, geology, and water and coastal engineering. It will also be useful as a reference book for those working in water quality, morphological modelling and estuarine environmental management.


Hydrology : an introduction to hydrologic science

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Rafael L. Bras
Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication [1990]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

An in-depth introduction to hydrologic science. Part of the Addison-Wesley series in civil engineering.


Random functions and hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Rafael L. Bras, Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Advanced-level view of the tools of random processes and field theory as applied to the analysis and synthesis of hydrologic phenomena. Topics include time-series analysis, optimal estimation, optimal interpolation (Kriging), frequency-domain analysis of signals, and linear systems theory. Techniques and examples chosen to illustrate the latest advances in hydrologic signal analysis. Useable as graduate-level text in water resource systems, stochastic hydrology, random processes and signal analysis. 202 illustrations.


Small and mini hydropower systems : resource assessment and project feasibility

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editor Jack J. Fritz
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The world is currently in the throes of an energy crisis that has reordered, and will continue to reorder, our perceptions of how to power the infrastructure on which we have come to depend.  Increasing prices for petroleum products, projections that petroleum resources will be exhausted in a relatively short period of time, and use of fossil fuel resources for political purposes are adversely affecting worldwide economic and social development.  The impact of the energy crisis is particularly felt in less developed countries where an ever-increasing percentage of national budgets remarked for development must be diverted to the purchase of petroleum products.  To reduce this dependence on imported fuels with high price volatility, most countries have initiated programs to develop alternative sources of energy based on domestic renewable resources.  Among these resources are solar energy, wind, geothermal energy, biomass, and not least, hydropower.


Groundwater transport : handbook of mathematical models, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Iraj Javandel, Christine Doughty, and Chin-Fu Tsang
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 10.

Concerns over groundwater pollution have resulted in the passage of legislation during the last decade calling for pollution control and remedial measures to ensure proper drinking water quality. There are two main types of groundwater pollution caused by man: (1) pollution caused by the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers over agricultural lands, where the source of contamination covers a relatively large area, and (2) pollution caused by industries and municipalities, which is generally more localized. For the second type, because the contamination in the groundwater is localized, the design of any remedial measure requires knowledge of the extent of the contaminant plume. Various mathematical methods may be used for estimating the size, shape, and development of a localized contaminant plume. It is the need for these mathematical methodologies that forms the main impetus for the preparation of this monograph.


Groundwater management : the use of numerical models

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Yehuda Bachmat [and four others]
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1980
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Numerical modeling of groundwater is relatively new field which was not extensively pursued until the mid-1960′s. Since that time, significant progress has been made in the development and application of numerical models for groundwater-related resource management. Management is here defined to include planning, implementation, and adaptive control of policies and programs related to the exploration, inventory, development, and operation of water resources containing groundwater. In spite of this progress, gaps still exist between the need for and the existence and actual use of groundwater models in management. The closing of these gaps can serve to improve the management of groundwater resources.

This study was designed to identify those models which management needs but does not have and to examine the reasons why management does not use certain of the available models. Accomplishing these tasks requires a detailed examination of the intrinsic strengths and deficiencies of the models themselves, as well as consideration of a variety of other factors or circumstances which are not directly related to the models but which effect model use.


Introduction to hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Warren Viessman, Jr., Terence E. Harbaugh, John W. Knapp
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1972]
Publisher Intext Educational Publishers/td>

Water management is taking on new directions. Formerly, water resources development and management was focused almost exclusively on water supply and flood control. Today, the issues of protecting the environment, ensuring safe drinking water, and providing recreational experiences compete for the public’s attention and funds. A knowledge of hydrologic principles is a prerequisite for dealing with such issues and the fourth edition of Introduction to Hydrology has been designed to meet the contemporary needs of water scientists and engineers.Known for its clearly organized format, this text is accessible to both students and practitioners concerned with the development, management, and protection of water resources. Featuring solved examples, chapters relating science to public policy, and reviews of current models, this book is not only a comprehensive look at the field of hydrology, but an exploration of current issues affecting the discipline today.Introduction to Hydrology has been updated throughout with new computer approaches and coverage of the use of spreadsheets woven into problem-solving techniques when appropriate. Two new features have been added to each chapter to enhance student comprehension: an introductory statement of contents and a conclusion summing up key points. This textbook is an excellent choice for both an introductory course on hydrology and an advanced course featuring hydrologic modeling.


Benefit-cost analysis for water system planning

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Charles W. Howe
Place of Publication Washington, D. C.
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 2.

This is a small book on a very large topic: water resource system planning. The term water resource system as used here means a combination of structural and nonstructural measures, including rules of operation, for transforming stocks or flows of water into more useful outputs of water, water services, or water-related products. Examples of these outputs would include municipal water supply, flood control, waste disposal and water quality management, navigation, irrigation, and hydroelectric power. Both the original water inputs and the outputs are characterized by quantity, quality, time, and place.


Apr 13

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Information systems today : managing in the digital world, Fourth edition, Global edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Joe Valacich, Christoph Schneider
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Prentice Hall

For undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory information systems Bring current, real-world concepts into your classroom with Information Systems Today: Managing the Digital World. One of the greatest challenges in teaching IS courses is keeping pace with what’s happening in the real-world. This text shows students how information technology and systems are becoming increasingly important in all aspects of today’s organizations and society. The fourth edition of this text has updated what’s current in the world of IS while retaining the tried and true concepts of the previous editions.


Practical Internet groupware

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Jon Udell foreword by Tim O’Reilly
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher O’Reilly

Collaboration. From its academic roots to the bustling commerce sites of today, the Internet has always been about collaboration: providing a means for people to communicate and work together effectively. But how do you build effective tools for collaboration? How do you build tools that are simple enough for people to really use, yet powerful enough to really facilitate collaboration?In 1995 Jon Udell became executive editor for new media at BYTE magazine, taking on the challenge of building an online presence for a traditional print publication. In meeting this challenge, he discovered that he was managing an online community, not just an online publication. He discovered that he was building not just a set of documents, but a suite of Internet-based groupware applications in which editors, writers, and readers all participated.Practical Internet Groupware details the lessons learned from that experience. Drawn from the author’s real world experience, Practical Internet Groupware describes the tools and technologies for building and rapidly deploying groupware applications, and also discusses the design philosophy and usability issues that determine the success or failure of any groupware endeavor.The key to success lies in using simple tools, often open source, that effectively blend in established Internet technologies that have always had a collaborative aspect (SMTP, NNTP) with new technologies that enhance our ability to manage collaborative documents (HTTP, XML). The result is an approach that codifies the idea that many web content providers have long suspected: yesterday’s online content is fast becoming tomorrow’s network-based applications.In this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Base groupware on standard Internet technologies (mail servers, news servers, and web servers)
  • Use simple server- and client-side scripts to automate creation, presentation, transmission, and search of electronic documents
  • Create a base of documents that contain semi-structured data representing much of the intellectual capital of an enterprise
  • Deploy these solutions in a way that scales from groups of a few collaborators to communities of thousands of users

If you’ve ever been disappointed watching a commercial groupware system used as little more than an expensive email client, or if you’ve ever wondered how to transform simple email, news, or web clients from document viewers into collaboration tools, then Practical Internet Groupware is for you.


Unix backup and recovery

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author W. Curtis Preston
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1999]
Publisher O’Reilly

Unix Backup & Recovery provides a complete overview of all facets of Unix backup and recovery, and offers practical, affordable backup and recovery solutions for environments of all sizes and budgets. The book begins with detailed explanations of the native backup utilities available to the Unix administrator, and ends with practical advice on choosing a commercial backup utility.This book:

  • Describes the features, limitations, and syntax of Unix backup and restore utilities,(including dump, tar, cpio, dd, GNUtar, and GNUcpio) for many popular versions of Unix, including AIX, Compaq Unix, HP-UX, IRIX, SCO, Solaris, and Linux
  • Provides instructions for installing and configuring freely available backup systems such as AMANDA
  • Includes ready-to-run shell scripts that automate live backups of Informix, Oracle, and Sybase databases
  • Presents step-by-step recovery procedures for Oracle, Informix, and Sybase
  • Presents step-by-step “bare-metal” disaster recovery procedures for AIX, Compaq Unix, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, and Linux
  • Describes the design of “disaster recovery” and “highly available” systems
  • Provides guidance on choosing a commercial backup and recovery system
  • Describes the features and limitations of backup hardware

Management information systems : managing the digital firm, 10th ed.

Donated by: Jenny Lim

Authors Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

For introductory undergraduate courses, and MBA-level MIS and Information Systems courses that want to integrate business with technology.

These authoritative authors continue to define the MIS course by providing comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies, information system applications, and their impact on business models and managerial decision making in an exciting and interactive manner.


Computers are your future. Complete, 11th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Catherine LaBerta
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Prentice Hall

A Reference Tool For Today’s Student!

Today’s students want a practical “what it is” and “how it works” approach to computers and computing, with less explanation of “when and why.” Computers Are Your Future serves as a valuable computer technology reference tool without being overwhelming or intimidating.

This edition of Computers Are Your Future was revised to match what students know today with what they need to know in order to be successful in the exciting and ever-changing world of information technology.


Information systems today, Second edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Leonard M. Jessup, Joseph S. Valacich
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Creative Intelligence: Discovering the Innovative Potential in Ourselves and Other show to Foster Intuition, Innovation, Imagination, and Inspirational Leadership in Your Organization Alan J. Rowe unless they understand the significance of creativity and creative leadership. Rowe’s useful and readable book provides rich insights about how creativity affects the bottom line.–Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor and co-author of Geeks and Geezers, Harvard Press is essential for success in today’s complex, rapidly changing world, and that all of us can discover and unlock our creative potential. He presents a clear and practical roadmap for how we can understand, measure, and apply our creative capabilities. Moreover, Rowe shows how leaders can develop creative talent and support creativity throughout their organizations. This book is a must read for anyone seeking creative solutions to life’s difficult and messy problems.–Tom Cummings, University of Southern California School of Management shows you how to determine the types you have, and encourages you to do something with your talents. –Gerald Nadler, IBM Chair Emeritus in Engineering Management, University of Southern California, and co-author of the bestselling Breakthrough Thinking people around you. One book will show you how–Creative Intelligence. Begin by evaluating yourself with the world’s most advanced psychological test for assessing creativity. Discover your strengths. Uncover your potential. Then, learn from the world’s most creative individuals as you transform your potential into reality. Along the way, you’ll discover techniques for strengthening your intuition and your imagination…your receptiveness to innovation…even your ability to inspire. Creativity is power. Take that power into your hands with Creative Intelligence. How creative are you? How can you be more creative? Alan J. Rowe drawson the latest research to help you understand creativity, identify it, measure it, promote it, and apply it more effectively. Rowe introduces four types of creativity: intuition, innovation, imagination, and inspirational leadership. measuring creative potential. This test instrument is an outgrowth of the highly successful Decision Style Inventory that has been adopted by the Irish Management Institute and other leading organizations. Discover what creative people have in common, and learn powerful strategies for tapping into your hidden creative potential. See how most organizations suppress creativity, and discover start-to-finish strategies for attracting more creative people and unleashing the creativity of the people you’re already working with. The heart of creativity What creativity really is…and how it differs from general intelligence What’s your creative style? Discovering your personal mix of intuition, innovation, imagination, and inspiration Making the most of your personal creativity Specific techniques for becoming a more successful problem solver Unleashing creativity in business and education Promoting creativity throughout any organization.


802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Matthew S. Gast
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher O’Reilly

As a network administrator, architect, or security professional, you need to understand the capabilities, limitations, and risks associated with integrating wireless LAN technology into your current infrastructure. 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide provides all the information necessary to analyze and deploy wireless networks with confidence.Over the past five years, the world has become increasingly mobile. Traditional ways of networking have altered to accommodate new lifestyles and ways of working. Wireless networks offer several advantages over fixed (or wired) networks, with mobility, flexibility, ease and speed of deployment, and low-cost at the top of the list. Large productivity gains are possible when developers, students, and professionals are able to access data on the move. Ad-hoc meetings in the lunch room, library, or across the street in the café allow you to develop ideas collaboratively and act on them right away. Wireless networks are typically very flexible, which can translate into rapid deployment. Once the infrastructure is in place, adding new users is just a matter of authorization.After a general introduction to wireless networks, this practical book moves quickly into the gory details of the 802.11 standard. If you ever need to debug a wireless network that isn’t working properly, you’d better understand this material. 802.11 MAC (Media Access Control), detailed 802.11 framing, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy protocol), 802.1x, management operations, and the PCF (point coordination function) are all covered in detail. Author Matthew Gast also supplies impressive detail on the physical layers.As for getting a wireless network up and running… Gast offers clear, no-nonsense guide for using 802.11 on Windows and Linux, using and selecting access points, making deployment considerations, and seeing to 802.11 network monitoring and performance tuning. In the final section of the book, he summarizes the standardization work pending in the 802.11 working group.If you’re looking for one book that provides a full spectrum view of 802.11, from the minute details of the specification, to deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting, 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide is worth its weight in gold.


Wi-Foo

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Andrew A. Vladimirov, Konstantin V. Gavrilenko, Andrei A. Mikhailovsky
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

A guide to penetrating and defending wireless networks, and to hacking wireless networks. It helps you master the attacker’s arsenal of hardware and software tools: knowledge for crackers and auditors. It also helps you learn systematic counter measures for building hardened wireless ‘citadels’ including cryptography-based techniques.


Principles of web design, Fifth edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Joel Sklar
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, PRINCIPLES OF WEB DESIGN, Fifth Edition guiding readers through the entire Web site creation process, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. Now updated to include the latest Web design technologies and trends, this Fifth Edition features all-new sections on HTML5, CSS3, CSS page layouts, and enhanced navigation as well as technical updates and new screen shots throughout. Beginning with the Web design environment and the principles of sound Web design, readers will continue to planning site layout and navigation, and progress to Web typography, colors and images, working with CSS, and more. Armed with a priceless understanding and plenty of hands-on activities, readers will gain a solid foundation of designing successful, standards-based Web sites that are portable across different operating systems, browsers, and Web devices. Companion site available at no additional cost www.joelsklar.com/pwd5.


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