Apr 18


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.


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  • Based on timely published and unpublished work written by expert authors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


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


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.


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.

Apr 12


Management information systems for the information age, 8th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Stephen Haag, Maeve Cummings
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Chapters of this title cover what instructors want students to know about MIS while Extended Learning Modules (XLMs) show students what they can do with MIS. A contemporary writing style and a wealth of examples engage students. Arranged with chapter opening cases that highlight how an organization has successfully implemented many of the chapter’s concepts and chapter closing cases that help students apply what they just learned gives students the hands-on knowledge that is applicable in both their personal and professional experiences.

Essentials of management information systems, 8th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson/Prentice-Hall

Key Benefit:   This brief text is ideal for courses on quarter systems and those that combine a MIS text with hands-on software, projects, or case studies.
Key Topics:   These authoritative authors continue to define the MIS course by emphasizing how business objectives shape the application of new information systems and technologies and integrating a career orientation that demonstrates the relevance of information systems to all business students regardless of their major.
Market:   For introductory undergraduate courses in Information Systems taught in MIS, IS, CIS, Business and Management departments.

Professional web design : techniques and templates (CSS and XHTML), Third edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Clint Eccher
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Course Technology

Learning CSS technology and continually improving one’s design and developer skills is essential for every Web designer. Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates (CSS and XHTML), Third Edition educates beginning-to-intermediate Web designers on crucial design issues through general discussion, case studies, and helpful tips and techniques. Using easy-to-understand language and concepts, the book bridges the knowledge gap from XHTML table-based design to full CSS-based design, helping you master the most current technologies and techniques needed. With over 13 years of experience as a Web designer for Fortune 500 companies, non-profi ts, and small businesses alike, author Clint Eccher has learned numerous tips and techniques of the trade and discloses them here, saving you time and potential aggravation by alerting you to potential pitfalls. Best of all, he shares over 200 of the completely customizable design templates that he has developed over the years on this book’s companion CD-ROM! The designs included on the CD illustrate the book’s content and offer you a variety of options–XHTML table-based coded Web sites, e-newsletters, signatures, Photoshop-only designs, and CSS-coded designs. These designs not only offer the reader a variety of designs that can be quickly customized and used, but are great for inspiration as well. This is a complete Web design training course and free library of templates all in one!

Practical Ajax projects with Java techonology

Donated by: Jenny Lim

Author Frank W. Zammetti.
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Apress

Rather than a simple update of the existing Professional Java Server Programming book, the J2EE edition represents an evolution of the content to reflect the changing state of server-side Java development. Whereas the first edition can be seen as an introduction to Java on the server, the new edition is a more tightly integrated vision of how to combine the Java technologies to develop n-tier applications in Java based primarily around J2EE. Since the release of the first edition in the fall of ’99, probably the single most significant change in the Java server-side landscape has been the release of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Although we covered many of the elements of J2EE in the first edition of the book, many things have changed.

J2EE represents a serious attempt by Sun to make Java not just a viable language, but more importantly a viable platform for enterprise development. This book is about how to use Java for enterprise development, using the J2EE runtime architecture.

Wide range of technologies including: J2EE, RMI, JDBC, JNDI, LDAP, XML, XSLT, Servlets, JSP, EJB, JMS, JavaMail, CORBA, Performance, Scalability, Unit Testing, and Debugging

Benefits and limits of the typical real-world vendor implementations of the J2EE specification

The resulting practical aspects of real-word design using the J2EE technologies

Internet email protocols : a developer’s guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author Kevin Johnson
Place of Publication Reading, MA
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Internet Email Protocols gathers, in one comprehensive and convenient resource, the key technologies that form the underlying mechanics of Internet email. It provides developers and networking professionals with in-depth explanations of essential concepts and a framework for understanding how and why these technologies fit together to provide cohesive email services. This book shows how to troubleshoot and solve email problems, how to evaluate different implementations of the standards and protocols, and how to be better equipped when faced with the challenge of writing programs that process email.

Java 2 performance and idiom guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Craig Larman, Rhett Guthrie
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2000]
Publisher Prentice Hall PTR

Documents common idioms and optimization techniques useful to experienced Java developers for Java 2 coding and testing. The introduction to optimizing for speed and space presents environmental and tool strategies, algorithm and data structure strategies, and language and library specific optimization techniques. The idioms include concurrency idioms to create thread-safe code, packaging and application structure idioms, and naming and coding style idioms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Java examples in a nutshell : a tutorial companion to Java in a nutshell

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Author David Flanagan
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [1997]
Publisher O’Reilly

Java Examples in a Nutshell is chock full of practical real-world Java programming examples. The author of the best selling Java in a Nutshell has created an entire book of example programs that you can learn from and modify for your own use. If you learn best “by example,” this is the book for you.This book is a companion volume to Java in a Nutshell. While Java in a Nutshell is a quick-reference at heart, it also includes an accelerated introduction to Java programming. Java Examples in a Nutshell picks up where that book leaves off, providing a suite of example programs for novice Java programmers and experts alike. This book doesn’t hold your hand or supply detailed explanations of Java syntax or method calls; it simply delivers well-commented working examples that help you explore the wide range of what is possible with Java 1.1. Each chapter concludes with programming exercises that suggest further avenues for building on what you have learned.Java Examples in a Nutshell contains all of the example programs from the first edition of Java in a Nutshell, completely updated for Java 1.1. In addition, the I/O, networking, and GUI chapters have been augmented to include even more practical examples. It also expands on the examples from the second edition of Java in a Nutshell that demonstrate the new features in Java 1.1, including the new AWT event handling model, the Java Beans API, internationalization, object serialization, and reflection.In addition, this book provides never-before-published programming examples for remote method invocation, database connectivity, and security — important elements of the Java Enterprise APIs. Finally, the book offers a glimpse of the features of “Swing,” the set of new components that are part of the forthcoming Java Foundation Classes (JFC).

Web server technology : the advanced guide for World Wide Web information providers

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

Authors Nancy J. Yeager, Robert E. McGrath
Place of Publication San Francisco
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

The success of the web depends not only on the creation of stimulating and valuable information, but also on the speed, efficiency and convenient delivery of this information to the Web consumer. This authoritative presentation of web server technology takes you beyond the basics to provide the underlying principles and technical details of how WWW servers really work. It explains current technology and suggests enhanced and expanded methods for disseminating information via the Web.

  • Covers measurement of WWW component performance–the networks, server hardware, and operating systems–and suggests alternative Web server software designs for improving performance.
  • Explains the costs and benefits of mirroring and caching Web documents.
  • Surveys the web’s current search tools and uses the library system as a model layout to illustrate indexing, searching, and retrieval techniques.
  • Assesses web security hazards and presents mechanisms for combating these vulnerabilities, including an in-depth discussion of firewalls.
  • Analyzes the risks and explains the technologies used in a variety of services available for making monetary transactions online.

Apr 11


Solving problems that matter (and getting paid for it) : STEM careers in social innovation and global sustainable development

Donated by: Dr. Rizalinda L. de Leon

Editor Khanjan Mehta
Place of Publication State College, PA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Khanjan Mehta

Do you want to harness the power of science, technology, and innovation to change the world? Do you want to channel your passion and education to pursue a life-long career improving the human condition?

Regardless of where you are in your career today, what should be your next step?
Sign up for Peace Corps? Pursue graduate school? Take on a corporate job?
Join a nonprofit? Launch your own social enterprise?
Should you focus on energy, health or food security?
Should you stay in New York or move to Nairobi?
The number of choices is daunting!

Solving Problems That Matter (and Getting Paid for It) stitches together a mosaic of perspectives, experiences, and actionable insights to illuminate the smorgasbord of career pathways in social innovation and global sustainable development.

54 expert briefs penned by leaders from USAID, Peace Corps, MIT, Engineers Without Borders, FHI 360, and other organizations offer practical insights into a myriad of topics such as:

  • How do different kinds of organizations work?
  • How do you find your first impact-focused job?
  • What are the pros and cons of PhD, MBA, MPH and MPA degrees?
  • How do salaries and benefits work when placed in a developing country?

100 STEM innovators from the World Bank, UNICEF, Gates Foundation, Google, and dozens of social ventures, government agencies, nonprofits, academia, and corporations share their career profiles with you. Turn to any page to read an enlightening and inspiring inside story of a social innovator’s role and responsibilities, career trajectory, and lessons learned along the way.

Read Solving Problems That Matter (and Getting Paid for It) to let 165 of today’s most inspiring game-changers help you find your passion, make informed career decisions, and propel you into the exciting world of social innovation and global sustainable development.

Handbook of plant-based biofuels

Editor Ashok Pandey
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Explores Worldwide Trends Involving the Production and Use of Biofuels

With the depletion of oil resources as well as the negative environmental impact of fossil fuels, there is much interest in alternative energy sources. Focusing on some of the most important alternate energy sources for the foreseeable future, the Handbook of Plant-Based Biofuels provides state-of-the-art information on the status of the production of biofuels, in particular, bioethanol and biodiesel.

Introduction to Biofuels

After profiling plant-based biofuels, the book gives an overview of the production of biofuels from biomass materials by thermochemical and biochemical methods. It examines the thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquids and gaseous fuels.

Production of Bioethanol

The handbook then analyzes current biomass-to-ethanol programs, followed by a discussion on ethanol fermentation from molasses and process practices applied for the improvement of ethanol production by ethanologenic microorganisms. It also explains the hydrolysis and fermentation of ethanol from starchy and lignocellulosic biomasses.

Production of Biodiesel

In the final chapters, the contributors discuss current perspectives and the future of biodiesel production. They explore biodiesel production substrates, the lipase-catalyzed preparation of biodiesel, and biodiesel production with supercritical fluid technologies.

Professional Java Server Programming, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Jenny Lim

Authors Subrahmanyam Allamaraju … [et al.]
Place of Publication Birmingham, [England]
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Wrox Press

Rather than a simple update of the existing Professional Java Server Programming book, the J2EE edition represents an evolution of the content to reflect the changing state of server-side Java development. Whereas the first edition can be seen as an introduction to Java on the server, the new edition is a more tightly integrated vision of how to combine the Java technologies to develop n-tier applications in Java based primarily around J2EE. Since the release of the first edition in the fall of ’99, probably the single most significant change in the Java server-side landscape has been the release of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Although we covered many of the elements of J2EE in the first edition of the book, many things have changed.

J2EE represents a serious attempt by Sun to make Java not just a viable language, but more importantly a viable platform for enterprise development. This book is about how to use Java for enterprise development, using the J2EE runtime architecture.

Wide range of technologies including: J2EE, RMI, JDBC, JNDI, LDAP, XML, XSLT, Servlets, JSP, EJB, JMS, JavaMail, CORBA, Performance, Scalability, Unit Testing, and Debugging

Benefits and limits of the typical real-world vendor implementations of the J2EE specification

The resulting practical aspects of real-word design using the J2EE technologies

Introduction to fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Y. Nakayama UK editor, R.F. Boucher
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c1999
Publisher Arnold

Fluid mechanics is often seen as the most difficult core subject encountered by engineering students. The problem stems from the necessity to visualise complex flow patterns and fluid behaviour modelled by high level mathematics. This text overcomes this difficulty by introducing the concepts through everyday examples, before moving on to the more involved mathematics. The various theories of flow have been correlated with real phenomena and, combined with numerous figures and photographs, help the reader place the subject in context. Examples from a broad range of engineering disciplines are included making this textbook suitable for all engineers studying fluid systems as part of their degree.

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics is translated from the best-selling Japanese book by Professor Yasuki Nakayama, and adapted for the international market by Professor Robert Boucher.

  • Introduces the concepts through everyday examples before moving on to the more invoved mathematics
  • Various theories of flow are applied to real phenomena and illustrated with numerous figures and photographs
  • Includes examples from a bread range of engineering disciplines

Finite element computational fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author A. J. Baker
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [1985]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Book Company

The finite-element method was originally developed by engineers in the 1950s to analyze large structural systems for aircraft. Aimed at advanced level undergraduates of engineering and fluid mechanics and researchers, engineers and scientists in fluid mechanics, mechanical and chemical engineering, this text derives, develops and applies finite-element solution methodology directly to the differential equation systems governing distinct and practical problem classes in fluid mechanics. It is principally a text on fluid mechanics and the theory of its computational simulation, for those with a basic interest in fluid mechanics.

Groundwater hydraulics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editors Joseph S. Rosenshein and Gordon D. Bennett
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 9.

John Ferris’s research has covered a broad range of hydrologic problems in groundwater, including pollution, storage, recharge, and pumping of groundwater; drainage design; hydraulics of aquifer systems; saltwater encroachment; and application of geophysics to groundwater development. These contributions have been made as a researcher and teacher of national and international renown during a career that has lasted more than four decades. During these four decades, the methodologies for application of hydraulics to solving groundwater problems have continued to evolve and improve. The development of aquifer test techniques and analytical solutions been coemonplace in the 1950′s, 1960′s, and early 1970′s have increasingly been supplemented by the use of numerical methods and automated parameter estimation techniques.

Estuaries : a physical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author K. R. Dyer
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [1973]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

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.

Roughness characteristics of natural channels

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Harry H. Barnes, Jr.
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication 1967
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office

Color photographs and descriptive data are presented for 50 stream channels for which roughness coefficients have been determined. All hydraulic computations involvingflow in open channels require an evaluation of the roughness characteristics of the channel.In the absence of a satisfactory quantitative procedure this evaluation remains chiefly an art. The ability to evaluate roughness coefficients must be developed through experience.

Principles of fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Wen-hsiung Li, Sau-hai Lam
Place of Publication Reading, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [1964]
Publisher Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.

The study of fluid mechanics is basic to many branches of engineering.  The purpose of this book is to present the fundamental  principles of fluid mechanics and their application in a variety of engineering problems.  The book is intended for use as a first course in this subject, probably in the junior year.  The student is expected to have had about two years of college mathematics, including such topics as partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and Taylor’s series.

The book covers a  wide range of topics spanning the interest of aeronautical, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineers.  Each chapter is written in a reasonably self-contained manner, so as to allow the instructor flexibility in organizing his course to suit the needs of his class.  The materials in this book can be able to adequately handle graduate-level courses in fluid mechanics and other related subjects.

Apr 6


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wind energy engineering, 2nd Ed.

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

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

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

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

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

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

Renewable energy & sustainable design

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

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

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

Introduction to Bayesian statistics, 3rd Ed.

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

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

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

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

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

Principles of engineering thermodynamics

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

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

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

Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

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

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

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

Thermodynamics for engineers

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, 11th Ed.

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

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

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

In this edition:

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

Refrigeration and air conditioning technology, 8th Ed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Principles of heat transfer, 8th Ed.

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

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

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

Advanced engineering mathematics with MATLAB, 4th Ed.

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

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

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


An enduring quest : the story of Purdue industrial engineers

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

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

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

Advances in ergonomics in manufacturing

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

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

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

2017 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

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

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

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

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

Incompressible fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

The book includes the following chapters:

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

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

Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

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

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

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

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

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

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

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

Engineering mechanics: statics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

The book contains the following chapters:

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

Engineering mechanics: dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

The book contains the following chapters:

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

Introduction to mathematical fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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

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

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

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

An introduction to fluid dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

Structure of the earth

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

The book contains the following chapters:

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

Dynamics of nonhomogeneous fluids

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

The book includes the following:

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

Principles of turbomachinery

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

Fluid mechanics, 6th Ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

The book includes the following chapters:

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

Fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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Advanced power electronics converters : PWM converters processing AC voltages

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 221, EE 228)

Authors Euzeli Cipriano dos Santos Jr., Edison Roberto Cabral da Silva
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Computer Science and Technology (CST2016), which was successfully held in Shenzhen, China during January 8-10, 2016.

This book covers power electronics, in depth, by presenting the basic principles and application details, which can be used both as a textbook and reference book.

  • Introduces a new method to present power electronics converters called Power Blocks Geometry (PBG)
  • Applicable for courses focusing on power electronics, power electronics converters, and advanced power converters
  • Offers a comprehensive set of simulation results to help understand the circuits presented throughout the book

Applied state estimation and association

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE 25, EE 214, EE 374)

Authors Chaw-Bing Chang and Keh-Ping Dunn
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher MIT Press

A rigorous introduction to the theory and applications of state estimation and association, an important area in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries.

Applied state estimation and association is an important area for practicing engineers in aerospace, electronics, and defense industries, used in such tasks as signal processing, tracking, and navigation. This book offers a rigorous introduction to both theory and application of state estimation and association. It takes a unified approach to problem formulation and solution development that helps students and junior engineers build a sound theoretical foundation for their work and develop skills and tools for practical applications.

Chapters 1 through 6 focus on solving the problem of estimation with a single sensor observing a single object, and cover such topics as parameter estimation, state estimation for linear and nonlinear systems, and multiple model estimation algorithms. Chapters 7 through 10 expand the discussion to consider multiple sensors and multiple objects. The book can be used in a first-year graduate course in control or system engineering or as a reference for professionals. Each chapter ends with problems that will help readers to develop derivation skills that can be applied to new problems and to build computer models that offer a useful set of tools for problem solving. Readers must be familiar with state-variable representation of systems and basic probability theory including random and stochastic processes.

Design of rotating electrical machines, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza, (EEE 43)

Authors Juha Pyrhönen, Tapani Jokinen, Valéria Hrabovcová
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

In one complete volume, this essential reference presents an in-depth overview of the theoretical principles and techniques of electrical machine design. This timely new edition offers up-to-date theory and guidelines for the design of electrical machines, taking into account recent advances in permanent magnet machines as well as synchronous reluctance machines.

New coverage includes:

  • Brand new material on the ecological impact of the motors, covering the eco-design principles of rotating electrical machines
  • An expanded section on the design of permanent magnet synchronous machines, now reporting on the design of tooth-coil, high-torque permanent magnet machines and their properties
  • Large updates and new material on synchronous reluctance machines, air-gap inductance, losses in and resistivity of permanent magnets (PM), operating point of loaded PM circuit, PM machine design, and minimizing the losses in electrical machines
  • End-of-chapter exercises and new direct design examples with methods and solutions to real design problems>
  • A supplementary website hosts two machine design examples created with MATHCAD: rotor surface magnet permanent magnet machine and squirrel cage induction machine calculations. Also a MATLAB code for optimizing the design of an induction motor is provided

Outlining a step-by-step sequence of machine design, this book enables electrical machine designers to design rotating electrical machines. With a thorough treatment of all existing and emerging technologies in the field, it is a useful manual for professionals working in the diagnosis of electrical machines and drives. A rigorous introduction to the theoretical principles and techniques makes the book invaluable to senior electrical engineering students, postgraduates, researchers and university lecturers involved in electrical drives technology and electromechanical energy conversion.

Digital logic and microprocessor design with interfacing, 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EEE 21, EEE 105, CoE 115)

Author Enoch O. Hwang.
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Provide a solid foundation for designing digital logic circuits using DIGITAL LOGIC AND MICROPROCESSOR DESIGN WITH INTERFACING, 2E. This unique approach combines the use of logic principles and the building of individual components to create data paths and control units so students can build dedicated custom microprocessors and general-purpose microprocessors. Students design simple microprocessors, implement them in real hardware, and interface them to actual devices.

Digital control of high-frequency switched-mode power converters

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 121, EE 228)

Authors Luca Corradini [and three others]
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher IEEE/John Wiley & Sons,Inc.

This book is focused on the fundamental aspects of analysis, modeling and design of digital control loops around high-frequency switched-mode power converters in a systematic and rigorous manner

  • Comprehensive treatment of digital control theory for power converters
  • Verilog and VHDL sample codes are provided
  • Enables readers to successfully analyze, model, design, and implement voltage, current, or multi-loop digital feedback loops around switched-mode power converters
  • Practical examples are used throughout the book to illustrate applications of the techniques developed
  • Matlab examples are also provided

Electrical transformers and rotating machines, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EEE 43)

Author Stephen L. Herman
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written specifically for future electricians, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, 4e delivers comprehensive coverage that reflects real-world practice. Extremely student friendly, the book uses common language in a format that is easy to understand. Offering the ideal blend of theory and hands-on applications, it integrates experiments throughout — enabling you to put what you learn into practice. In addition, insightful schematics and illustrations ensure your thorough understanding of key concepts.

Energy audits and improvements for commercial buildings

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 158, EE 197)

Author Ian M. Shapiro
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The Intuitive Guide to Energy Efficiency and Building Improvements

Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides a comprehensive guide to delivering deep and measurable energy savings and carbon emission reductions in buildings. Author Ian M. Shapiro has prepared, supervised, and reviewed over 1,000 energy audits in all types of commercial facilities, and led energy improvement projects for many more. In this book, he merges real-world experience with the latest standards and practices to help energy managers and energy auditors transform energy use in the buildings they serve, and indeed to transform their buildings.

  • Set and reach energy reduction goals, carbon reduction goals, and sustainability goals
  • Dramatically improve efficiency of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, water and other building systems
  • Include the building envelope as a major factor in energy use and improvements
  • Use the latest tools for more thorough analysis and reporting, while avoiding common mistakes
  • Get up to date on current improvements and best practices, including management of energy improvements, from single buildings to large building portfolios, as well as government and utility programs

Photographs and drawings throughout illustrate essential procedures and improvement opportunities. For any professional interested in efficient commercial buildings large and small, Energy Audits and Improvements for Commercial Buildings provides an accessible, complete, improvement-focused reference.

Energy economics : markets, history and policy

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 197)

Author Roy L. Neresian
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Three quarters of our current electricity usage and transport methods are derived from fossil fuels and yet within two centuries these resources will dry up. Energy Economics covers the role of each fossil and renewable energy source in today’s world, providing the information and tools that will enable students to understand the finite nature of fossil fuels and the alternative solutions that are available.

This textbook provides detailed examinations of key energy sources – both fossil fuels and renewables including oil, coal, solar, and wind power – and summarises how the current economics of energy evolved. Subsequent chapters explore issues around policy, technology and the possible future for each type of energy. In addition to this, readers are introduced to controversial topics including fracking and global warming in dedicated chapters on climate change and sustainability.

Each chapter concludes with a series of tasks, providing example problems and projects in order to further explore the proposed issues. An accompanying companion website contains extensive additional material on the history of the major types of fuel as well as technical material relating to oil exploration, the development of solar power and historical environmental legislation.

This textbook is an essential text for those who study energy economics, resource economics or energy policy.

Introduction to econometrics, Fifth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (EE 214, EEE 25)

Author Christopher Dougherty
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Retaining the student-friendly approach of previous editions, Introduction to Econometrics, Fifth Edition, uses clear and simple mathematics notation and step-by step explanations of mathematical proofs to help students thoroughly grasp the subject. Extensive exercises throughout build students’ confidence and provide them with hands-on practice in applying techniques.

The fifth edition features a comprehensive revision guide to all the essential statistical concepts needed to study econometrics, additional Monte Carlo simulations, new summaries, and non-technical introductions to more advanced topics at the end of chapters.

This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:

For lecturers:

  •  Instructor’s manual for the text and data sets, detailing the exercises and their solutions
  • Customizable PowerPoint slides

For students:

  •  Data sets referred to in the book
  • A comprehensive study guide offers students the opportunity to gain experience with econometrics through practice with exercises
  • Software manual
  • PowerPoint slides with explanations

Machine learning : a Bayesian and optimization perspective

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa, (CoE 197/198, EE 197/198, ECE 197/197)

Author Sergios Theodoridis
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

This tutorial text gives a unifying perspective on machine learning by covering both probabilistic and deterministic approaches -which are based on optimization techniques – together with the Bayesian inference approach, whose essence lies in the use of a hierarchy of probabilistic models. The book presents the major machine learning methods as they have been developed in different disciplines, such as statistics, statistical and adaptive signal processing and computer science. Focusing on the physical reasoning behind the mathematics, all the various methods and techniques are explained in depth, supported by examples and problems, giving an invaluable resource to the student and researcher for understanding and applying machine learning concepts.

The book builds carefully from the basic classical methods to the most recent trends, with chapters written to be as self-contained as possible, making the text suitable for different courses: pattern recognition, statistical/adaptive signal processing, statistical/Bayesian learning, as well as short courses on sparse modeling, deep learning, and probabilistic graphical models.

  • All major classical techniques: Mean/Least-Squares regression and filtering, Kalman filtering, stochastic approximation and online learning, Bayesian classification, decision trees, logistic regression and boosting methods.
  • The latest trends: Sparsity, convex analysis and optimization, online distributed algorithms, learning in RKH spaces, Bayesian inference, graphical and hidden Markov models, particle filtering, deep learning, dictionary learning and latent variables modeling.
  • Case studies – protein folding prediction, optical character recognition, text authorship identification, fMRI data analysis, change point detection, hyperspectral image unmixing, target localization, channel equalization and echo cancellation, show how the theory can be applied.
  • MATLAB code for all the main algorithms are available on an accompanying website, enabling the reader to experiment with the code.

Microwave engineering of materials : from mesoscale to nanoscale

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 298)

Editor Erwann Guénin
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.

The use of microwaves has gradually democratized itself in several scientific areas and is now a common methodology in domains as different as chemistry, protein digestion, mining, and metallurgy. Materials chemistry is one field where microwave irradiation technologies are being studied. In recent years, development of nanotechnologies has increased the interest of materials scientists in these new technologies. Microwave methodologies are now routinely used in several areas of materials science, and new advances are ongoing.

This book presents recent improvements in microwave engineering of materials and nanomaterials, interactions of microwave chemistry with materials, and advances in microwave technologies in several domains such as polymer synthesis and modification, processing of various materials (ceramics, glasses, metallic alloys, zeolites), and synthesis and functionalization of diverse nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, MOF semiconductors, inorganic nanoparticles). The book will be of interest to all students and researchers in materials science and nanosciences who want to discover or increase their knowledge of microwave technology.

Modeling and optimization of parallel and distributed embedded systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 260/261/268)

Authors Arslan Munir, Ann Gordon-Ross, Sanjay Ranka
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Wiley/IEEE Press

This book introduces the state-of-the-art in research in parallel and distributed embedded systems, which have been enabled by developments in silicon technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communications, computer networking, and digital electronics. These systems have diverse applications in domains including military and defense, medical, automotive, and unmanned autonomous vehicles.

The emphasis of the book is on the modeling and optimization of emerging parallel and distributed embedded systems in relation to the three key design metrics of performance, power and dependability.

Key features:

  • Includes an embedded wireless sensor networks case study to help illustrate the modeling and optimization of distributed embedded systems.
  • Provides an analysis of multi-core/many-core based embedded systems to explain the modeling and optimization of parallel embedded systems.
  • Features an application metrics estimation model; Markov modeling for fault tolerance and analysis; and queueing theoretic modeling for performance evaluation.
  • Discusses optimization approaches for distributed wireless sensor networks; high-performance and energy-efficient techniques at the architecture, middleware and software levels for parallel multicore-based embedded systems; and dynamic optimization methodologies.
  • Highlights research challenges and future research directions.

The book is primarily aimed at researchers in embedded systems; however, it will also serve as an invaluable reference to senior undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in embedded systems research.

Power system transient analysis : theory and practice using simulation programs (ATP-EMTP)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 151/152)

Authors Eiichi Haginomori [and three others]
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2016
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Understanding transient phenomena in electric power systems and the harmful impact of resulting disturbances is an important aspect of power system operation and resilience. Bridging the gap from theory to practice, this guide introduces the fundamentals of transient phenomena affecting electric power systems using the numerical analysis tools, Alternative Transients Program- Electromagnetic Transients Program (ATP-EMTP) and ATP-DRAW. This technology is widely-applied to recognize and solve transient problems in power networks and components giving readers a highly practical and relevant perspective and the skills to analyse new transient phenomena encountered in the field.

Key features:

    • Introduces novice engineers to transient phenomena using commonplace tools and models as well as background theory to link theory to practice.
    • Develops analysis skills using the ATP-EMTP program, which is widely used in the electric power industry.
    • Comprehensive coverage of recent developments such as HVDC power electronics with several case studies and their practical results.
    • Provides extensive practical examples with over 150 data files for analysing transient phenomena and real life practical examples via a companion website.

Written by experts with deep experience in research, teaching and industry, this text defines transient phenomena in an electric power system and introduces a professional transient analysis tool with real examples to novice engineers in the electric power system industry. It also offers instruction for graduates studying all aspects of power systems.

Thermoelectrics : design and materials

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 197)

Author HoSung Lee
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

A comprehensive guide to the basic principles of thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics plays an important role in energy conversion and electronic temperature control. The book comprehensively covers the basic physical principles of thermoelectrics as well as recent developments and design strategies of materials and devices.

The book is divided into two sections: the first section is concerned with design and begins with an introduction to the fast developing and multidisciplinary field of thermoelectrics. This section also covers thermoelectric generators and coolers (refrigerators) before examining optimal design with dimensional analysis. A number of applications are considered, including solar thermoelectric generators, thermoelectric air conditioners and refrigerators, thermoelectric coolers for electronic devices, thermoelectric compact heat exchangers, and biomedical thermoelectric energy harvesting systems. The second section focuses on materials, and covers the physics of electrons and phonons, theoretical modeling of thermoelectric transport properties, thermoelectric materials, and nanostructures.

Key features:

  • Provides an introduction to a fast developing and interdisciplinary field.
  • Includes detailed, fundamental theories.
  • Offers a platform for advanced study.

Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials is a comprehensive reference ideal for engineering students, as well as researchers and practitioners working in thermodynamics.

Fundamentals of sound and vibration, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona (EEE)

Editors Frank Fahy and David Thompson
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate students or practicing engineers with having no prior formal training in the field.

The book is a coherent textbook based on the first semester of the master’s program in Sound and Vibration Studies at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.

New in the Second Edition:

The latest edition has been extensively revised and updated, with a new introductory chapter and new chapters on the measurement of sound and vibration. Other chapters include fundamentals of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, signal processing, noise control, human response to sound and human response to vibration; many of these have been substantially revised. Example problems and answers for self-study are included.

The revised text:

  • Offers a brief summary on the importance of sound and vibration
  • Considers the vibration of mechanical structures, ranging from simple SDOF models to continuous systems
  • Highlights the aspects of signal processing commonly used for data analysis
  • Addresses engineering noise control, and more

Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Edition provides you with broad coverage of sound, vibration and signal processing in a single volume, and serves as a reference for both graduate students and practicing engineers

Digital signal and image processing using MATLAB, Revised and updated 2nd edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (CoE 121/123, EE 274)

Authors Gérard Blanchet, Maurice Charbit
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

The most important theoretical aspects of Image and Signal Processing (ISP) for both deterministic and random signals, the theory being supported by exercises and computer simulations relating to real applications.

More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB® language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject. Following on from the first volume, this second installation takes a more practical stance, providing readers with the applications of ISP.

Power grid operation in a market environment : economic efficiency and risk mitigation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona, (EE 151/197/298)

Editor Hong Chen
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher IEEE Press/Wiley

Covers the latest practices, challenges and theoretical advancements in the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation

This book examines both system operation and market operation perspectives, focusing on the interaction between the two. It incorporates up-to-date field experiences, presents challenges, and summarizes the latest theoretic advancements to address those challenges. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of integrated system and market operations, including market power mitigation, market efficiency evaluation, and the implications of operation practices in energy markets. The second part discusses developing technologies to strengthen the use of the grid in energy markets. System volatility and economic impact introduced by the intermittency of wind and solar generation are also addressed. The third part focuses on stochastic applications, exploring new approaches of handling uncertainty in Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) as well as the reserves needed for power system operation. The fourth part provides ongoing efforts of utilizing transmission facilities to improve market efficiency, via transmission topology control, transmission switching, transmission outage scheduling, and advanced transmission technologies. Besides the state-of-the-art review and discussion on the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation, this book:

  • Describes a new approach for mass market demand response management, and introduces new criteria to improve system performance with large scale variable generation additions
  • Reviews mathematic models and solution methods of SCUC to help address challenges posed by increased operational uncertainties with high-penetration of renewable resources
  • Presents a planning framework to account for the value of operational flexibility in transmission planning and to provide market mechanism for risk sharing
  • Power Grid Operations in a Market Environment: Economic Efficiency and Risk Mitigation is a timely reference for power engineers and researchers, electricity market traders and analysts, and market designers.

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