Aug 11

RESERVE BOOKS


Introduction to probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 11th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 21)

Author Sheldon M. Ross
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication C2009
Publisher Elsevier

This updated text provides a superior introduction to applied probability and statistics for engineering or science majors. Ross emphasizes the manner in which probability yields insight into statistical problems; ultimately resulting in an intuitive understanding of the statistical procedures most often used by practicing engineers and scientists. Real data sets are incorporated in a wide variety of exercises and examples throughout the book, and this emphasis on data motivates the probability coverage. As with the previous editions, Ross’ text has remendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications apply probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.


Statistical quality control : a modern introduction, 7th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia S. Soriano (IE 135)

Author Douglas C. Montgomery
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd

The Seventh Edition of Statistical Quality Control provides a comprehensive treatment of the major aspects of using statistical methodology for quality control and improvement. Both traditional and modern methods are presented, including state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control, and statistically designed experiments for process characterization, optimization, and process robustness studies. The Seventh Edition continues to focus on DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control – the problem-solving strategy of Six Sigma) including a chapter on the implementation process.


Applied statistics and probability for engineers, 6th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia S. Soriano (IE 27, 28)

Authors Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

The text provides a practical approach oriented to engineering as well as chemical and physical sciences. Students learn how the material will be relevant in their careers through the integration throughout of unique problem sets that reflect realistic applications and situations. Applied Statistics, 6th Edition is suitable for either a one- or two-term course in probability and statistics.


Engineering design, 5th Ed.

Authors George E. Dieter, Linda C. Schmidt
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Dieter’s Engineering Design represents a major update of this classic textbook for senior design courses. As in previous editions, Engineering Design provides a broader overview of topics than most design texts and contains much more prescriptive guidance on how to carry out design. Dieter focuses on material selection as well as how to implement the design process. Engineering Design provides the senior mechanical engineering students with a realistic understanding of the design process. It is written from the viewpoint that design is the central activity of the engineering profession, and it is more concerned with developing attitudes and approaches than in presenting design techniques and tools.


Shigley’s mechanical engineering design, 10th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155, 258)

Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett adapted by Kiatfa Tangchaichit
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.


Introduction to probability models

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 21)

Author Sheldon M. Ross
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication C2009
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

heldon Ross’s classic bestseller, Introduction to Probability Models, has been used extensively by professionals and as the primary text for a first undergraduate course in applied probability. It introduces elementary probability theory and stochastic processes, and shows how probability theory can be applied fields such as engineering, computer science, management science, the physical and social sciences, and operations research.

The hallmark features of this renowned text remain in this eleventh edition: superior writing style; excellent exercises and examples covering the wide breadth of coverage of probability topic; and real-world applications in engineering, science, business and economics. The 65% new chapter material includes coverage of finite capacity queues, insurance risk models, and Markov chains, as well as updated data.

Updated data, and a list of commonly used notations and equations, instructor’s solutions manual

Offers new applications of probability models in biology and new material on Point Processes, including the Hawkes process

Introduces elementary probability theory and stochastic processes, and shows how probability theory can be applied in fields such as engineering, computer science, management science, the physical and social sciences, and operations research

Covers finite capacity queues, insurance risk models, and Markov chains

Contains compulsory material for new Exam 3 of the Society of Actuaries including several sections in the new exams

Appropriate for a full year course, this book is written under the assumption that students are familiar with calculus.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Cellular manufacturing : mitigating risk and uncertainty

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 151, 152)

Author John X. Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

In today’s business world, competitiveness defines the industrial leading edge. Organizations and businesses of all sizes are adopting Lean manufacturing practices to increase efficiency and address worries about their bottom lines. In a detailed review of this staple of Lean manufacturing, Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk and Uncertainty outlines how cellular manufacturing can do just that. It demonstrates how this approach can help you and your teams build a variety of products with as little waste as possible.

The book begins by presenting a survey of the current state of existing methods that can best be used in the handling of the bottleneck machines and parts problem, which results from the cellular manufacturing system design. It then explores how decision making under risk is used to help the designer select the best cell arrangement in case of probabilistic production volume and maximize the profit imposed by resource capacity constraints. The author then presents a method for the system design of a manufacturing cell that aims for profit maximization over a certain period of time. He also discusses robust design, illustrated with a real application.

Put simply, cellular manufacturing integrates machinery and a small team of staff, directed by a team leader, so all the work on a product or part can be accomplished in the same cell eliminating resources that do not add value to the product. A concise yet unique reference, this book incorporates decision making under risk into cellular manufacturing. The text makes the link that ties cellular manufacturing to the bottom line. It helps you recognize savings opportunities from elimination of downtime between operations, decreased material handling costs, decreased work-in-progress inventory and associated costs, reduced opportunity for handling errors, decreased downtime spent waiting for supplies or materials, and reduced losses from defective or obsolete products.


Industrial engineering applications in emerging countries

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia Soriano (IE 153, 155)

Editors İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Bahar Y. Kara, and Bopaya Bidanda
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The second volume of a three-volume series on global logistics management, this book focuses on recent developments and implementations of operations research techniques on selected logistic problems in emerging countries. The book covers topics ranging from quality management in pharmaceutical supply chains to risk analysis of maritime ports and identifies quality management practices that impact supply chain performance using empirical data from pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Pakistan. It provides case studies and discusses the application of IE tools.


Global logistics management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 155)

Editors Bahar Y. Kara, İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Bopaya Bidanda
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Global Logistics Management focuses on the evolution of logistics in the last two decades, and highlights recent developments from a worldwide perspective. The book details a wide range of application-oriented studies, from metropolitan bus routing problems to relief logistics, and introduces the state of the art on some classical applications. The book addresses typical logistic problems, most specifically the vehicle routing problem (VRP), followed by a series of analyses and discussions on various logistics problems plaguing airline and marine systems.

The text addresses problems encountered in continuous space, and discusses the issue of consolidation, scheduling, and replenishment decisions together with routing. It proposes a methodology that supports decision making at a tactical and operational level associated with daily inventory management, and also examines the three-echelon logistic network.

This material provides numerous examples and additional topics that include:

An analysis for the airline industry and a novel approach for airline logistics including fare pricing and seat inventory control

The berth-crane allocation problem in container terminals

A marine system logistics application

Ice navigation problems and factors that affect ice navigation

Pharmaceutical warehouse route design problems

An application in healthcare logistics in which medical suppliers are evaluated through a fuzzy linguistic representation model

A real data-driven simulation model that outputs a new shuttle system

A model that integrates routing and batching problems

Joint replenishment and transportation problems

Global Logistics Management clearly illustrates logistic problems encountered in many different application areas, and provides you with the latest advances in classical applications.


Cultural ergonomics : theory, methods, and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 160)

Editors Tonya L. Smith-Jackson, Marc L. Resnick, Kayenda T. Johnson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Even when products and systems are highly localized, rarely is there one design suitable for a single, mono-cultural population of users. The products and systems created and used are cultural artifacts representing shared cognitions that characterize mental models that result from interactions with physical environments. Thus, culture is embedded and impacts the extent to which products are usable, accessible, useful, and safe. Products and systems that deviate from users’ mental models may have negative consequences for users, ranging from minor annoyance to more serious consequences such as severe injury or death.

Both an introduction and a primer, Cultural Ergonomics: Theory, Methods, and Applications demonstrates how cultural ergonomics can be applied in research and practitioner contexts. It covers selection of theories, descriptions of research designs, methods to analyze the results, case studies, and strategies used to draw inferences and conclusions in a vast array of areas including occupational safety, global issues, emergency management, human-computer interaction, warnings and risk communications, and product design.

Human factors/ergonomics, as a discipline, is slowly integrating cultural ergonomics into efforts to explore human capabilities and limitations in the context of design and evaluation. Edited by experts and containing contributions from pioneers in this area, this book provides examples and methodologies within a human factors framework. It provides systematic methods to apply what is learned from analysis of culture to the design, development, and evaluation of products and systems.


Energy resources : availability, management, and environmental impacts

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 201)

Authors Kenneth J. Skipka, Louis Theodore
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impacts identifies historical increases in demand and a continuing lack of viable management policies for regional and global energy problems. Considering the state and consumption of energy resources on a worldwide level, the authors outline and address three primary issues that they view as growing concerns: the exploitation of current forms of energy, the environmental consequences, and the social and economic ramifications involved.

The initial chapters offer an overview of energy management, providing an introduction to energy, energy-related engineering principles, regulations, energy conservation, and sustainability. The book discusses all energy resource forms from fossil fuels to renewable resources. The authors introduce an energy matrix providing an analytical structure that quantitatively can be used to evaluate resource options and their impacts.

The concluding chapters provide insight into the driving forces that have shaped energy policy to date and the uncertainties that face future policymakers. The book analyzes various aspects of energy management. It poses concerns and offers solutions, including a proposed approach for developing, organizing, and implementing a national energy plan for the U.S.

A Template for Developing an Energy Policy

Examines the issues involved with energy management

Explores the best options for achieving energy independence

Provides quantitative approaches to energy policy development

Discusses specific structural and analytical approaches to solving energy management problems

The book considers conservation and the development of new, less expensive energy forms, and the impact these can make in slowing growth in demand while fueling efficiency. It analyzes the availability of traditional energy resources and a method of quantifying their energy, economic, and environmental impacts to provide adequate, inexpensive, long-term energy supplies. It also examines the feasibility of solar power, wind, tidal, geothermal, nuclear, and other less traditional sources of energy.


2015 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning applications

Donated by: Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2015 ASHRAE Handbook HVAC Applications comprises more than 60 chapters covering a broad range of facilities and topics,written to help engineers design and use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. Main sections cover comfort,industrial, energy-related, general applications, and building operations and management. ASHRAE Technical Committees in each subject area have reviewed all chapters and revised them as needed for current technology and design practice.An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.


2013 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

Donated by: Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2013 ASHRAE Handbook: Fundamentals covers basic principles and data used in the HVAC&R industry. Updated with research sponsored by ASHRAE and others, this volume includes 1,000 pages and 39 chapters covering general engineering information, basic materials, climate data, load and energy calculations, duct and pipe design, and sustainability, plus reference tables for abbreviations and symbols, I-P to SI conversions, and physical properties of materials.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.


2012 ASHRAE handbook : heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems and equipment

Donated by: Augusto Lucero

Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher ASHRAE

The 2012 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.

System Requirements: MS Windows XP, Vista, or 7; Mac OS X v. 10.4.11 or higher; 256 MB of RAM; PDF viewing software; 125 MB hard disk space; web browswer

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

The ASHRAE Handbooks are the design standard for control of built environments with volumes on Systems and Equipment, HVAC Applications, Refrigeration and Fundamentals. Each is updated every four years. In addition to publishing design guidance for engineers, architects, and facility managers, we also publish a series of texts for classroom use.


Management science, operations research and project management : modelling, evaluation, scheduling, monitoring

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153)

Author Jose Ramon San Cristobal Mateo
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Gower Press

Due to its societal and economic relevance, Project Management (PM) has become an important discipline and a concept critical to modern organizations, public and private. PM as an academic discipline is discussed both in Management Science and in Operations Research. Management Science tends to focus on quantitative tools and the soft skills necessary to manage projects successfully. Operations Research gives the essential scientific contribution to the success of project management through the development of models and algorithms. In Management Science, Operations Research and Project Management, José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo fills the gap between scientific research and the practical application of that research. Project managers need formal training in decision-making but sometimes, they do not have an in-depth knowledge of Operations Research or they lack the necessary theoretical background. This book, with its focus on the quantitative models of Operations Research and Management Science applied to Project Management, provides project managers with the tools and methods necessary to manage projects successfully. Project managers operate in a complex global environment, in which numerous factors need to be considered, such as minimizing total project costs, meeting contracted dates, and ensuring that activities achieve certain quality levels. The focus here on the application of quantitative models of Operations Research and Management Science applied to Project Management provides them with the tools and methods necessary to make sound decisions.


Probability and statistics : a didactic introduction

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 27, 28)

Editors José I. Barragués, Adolfo Morais, Jenaro Guisasola
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

With contributions by leaders in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of probability and statistics. Each of the chapters covers a major topic and offers an intuitive view of the subject matter, methodologies, concepts, terms, and related applications. The book is suitable for use for entry level courses in first year university studies of Science and Engineering, higher level courses, postgraduate university studies and for the research community.


Wind tunnels : models, aerodynamics and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223, 323)

Editor Russell Mikel
Place of Publication Jersey City, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Clanrye International

The models, aerodynamics and applications of wind tunnels are discussed in this profound book. It will be a valuable tool for students and professionals. It provides an insight into various designs of wind tunnelling and their tremendous research potential. It compiles researches conducted by experts on subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel designs, applicable for a broad range of disciplines. The book discusses various aspects of stationary and portable subsonic wind tunnel designs. It also elucidates topics related to supersonic wind tunnel and discusses a method to address fluctuating effects of fan blade rotation. This book also covers an analysis of wind tunnel applications across a multitude of engineering fields including civil, mechanical, chemical and environmental engineering.


System safety engineering and risk assessment : a practical approach, 2nd Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 198)

Author Nicholas J. Bahr
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and governments around the world a pragmatic and reasonable approach to system safety and risk assessment techniques. It explains in easy-to-understand language how to design workable safety management systems and implement tested solutions immediately.

The book is intended for working engineers who know that they need to build safe systems, but aren’t sure where to start. To make it easy to get started quickly, it includes numerous real-life engineering examples. The book’s many practical tips and best practices explain not only how to prevent accidents, but also how to build safety into systems at a sensible price. The book also includes numerous case studies from real disasters that describe what went wrong and the lessons learned.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:
New chapter on developing government safety oversight programs and regulations, including designing and setting up a new safety regulatory body, developing safety regulatory oversight functions and governance, developing safety regulations, and how to avoid common mistakes in government oversight
Significantly expanded chapter on safety management systems, with many practical applications from around the world and information about designing and building robust safety management systems, auditing them, gaining internal support, and creating a safety culture
New and expanded case studies and “Notes from Nick’s Files” (examples of practical applications from the author’s extensive experience)
Increased international focus on world-leading practices from multiple industries with practical examples, common mistakes to avoid, and new thinking about how to build sustainable safety management systems
New material on safety culture, developing leading safety performance indicators, safety maturity model, auditing safety management systems, and setting up a safety knowledge management system


Modeling and simulation-based systems engineering handbook

Recommending faculty: Dr. ()

Editors Daniele Gianni, Andrea D’Ambrogio, Andreas Tolk
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The capability modeling and simulation (M&S) supplies for managing systems complexity and investigating systems behaviors has made it a central activity in the development of new and existing systems. However, a handbook that provides established M&S practices has not been available. Until now. Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook details the M&S practices for supporting systems engineering in diverse domains. It discusses how you can identify systems engineering needs and adapt these practices to suit specific application domains, thus avoiding redefining practices from scratch.

Although M&S practices are used and embedded within individual disciplines, they are often developed in isolation. However, they address recurring problems common to all disciplines. The editors of this book tackled the challenge by recruiting key representatives from several communities, harmonizing the different perspectives derived from individual backgrounds, and lining them up with the book’s vision. The result is a collection of M&S systems engineering examples that offer an initial means for cross-domain capitalization of the knowledge, methodologies, and technologies developed in several communities. These examples provide the pros and cons of the methods and techniques available, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid.

As our society moves further in the information era, knowledge and M&S capabilities become key enablers for the engineering of complex systems and systems of systems. Therefore, knowledge and M&S methodologies and technologies become valuable output in an engineering activity, and their cross-domain capitalization is key to further advance the future practices in systems engineering. This book collates information across disciplines to provide you with the tools to more efficiently design and manage complex systems that achieve their goals.


Solar energy fundamentals

Recommending faculty: Dr. Miguel Escoto Jr. (EgyE 201, 241, 321)

Author Robert K. McMordie Editors Mitchel C. Brown, Robert S. Stoug
Place of Publication Lilburn, GA
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher The Fairmont Press, Inc.

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Evaluation of human work, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 160, 161)

Editors John R. Wilson and Sarah Sharples
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a “doing it” perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches.

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:
Significant change of authorship and content in each chapter
Five new chapters covering inclusive design, situation awareness, neuroergonomics, ergonomics and quality, and standards in ergonomics design and evaluation
Discussion of the idea of reflective practice and Ergonomics/Human Factors
Examination of the systems perspective now prevalent in the field
Coverage of new tools and the relationship between these physiologically measured parameters and theoretical concepts such as workload, fatigue, stress, or effort
In addition to being a foundational text, the book is an authoritative reference for practising ergonomists. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition retains the features that have made the book a perennial favorite. After reading each chapter you will feel as though you understand the context of how to practise ergonomics and what aspects of method selection and implementation you should consider. The book provides a guide to the benefits ergonomics and human factors can offer industry, business, or human service professionals.


The multibody systems approach to vehicle dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142)

Authors Michael Blundell, Damian Harty
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Filling the gaps between subjective vehicle assessment, classical vehicle dynamics and computer-based multibody approaches, The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics offers unique coverage of both the virtual and practical aspects of vehicle dynamics from concept design to system analysis and handling development.

The book provides valuable foundation knowledge of vehicle dynamics as well as drawing on laboratory studies, test-track work, and finished vehicle applications to gel theory with practical examples and observations. Combined with insights into the capabilities and limitations of multibody simulation, this comprehensive mix provides the background understanding, practical reality and simulation know-how needed to make and interpret useful models.

New to this edition you will find coverage of the latest tire models, changes to the modeling of light commercial vehicles, developments in active safety systems, torque vectoring, and examples in AView, as well as updates to theory, simulation, and modeling techniques throughout.

Unique gelling of foundational theory, research findings, practical insights, and multibody systems modeling know-how, reflecting the mixed academic and industrial experience of this expert author team
Coverage of the latest models, safety developments, simulation methods, and features bring the new edition up to date with advances in this critical and evolving field.


Industrial engineering non-traditional applications in international settings

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 155)

Editors Bopaya Bidanda, İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Bahar Y. Kara
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group

Industrial engineering originated in the United States, and although the popularity of this discipline has grown worldwide, there is still little information available outside of the US regarding its practical use and application. Industrial Engineering Non-Traditional Applications in International Settings raises the bar and examines industrial engineering from a global perspective. Representing the best papers from the International Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE) conference held in Istanbul in June 2013, and developed by contributors from at least six different countries, this material lends their expertise on the international impact of industrial engineering applications and provides a thorough understanding of the subject.

Focusing on two key aspects of the industrial engineering (IE) discipline, non-traditional settings and international environments, the book introduces applications and incorporates case studies illustrating how IE-based tools and techniques have been applied to diverse environments around the world. Each chapter represents a novel application of industrial tools and techniques. In addition, the authors highlight some of the more exciting developments and implementations of industrial engineering. The book enables both students and practitioners to learn from universal best practices and observe the international growth of the discipline.

Consisting of ten chapters, this groundbreaking work includes content that:

Presents applications in the area of natural resource development, or more specifically open-pit mining, to optimize the extraction sequence of blocks―an operation that can have a major impact on mining profitability
Studies disasters and details where to best locate sites for disaster waste procession (multiobjective optimization is used to identify site locations and provide solution guidance)
Examines factors affecting buying patterns and behaviors at private shopping clubs (Turkey is used as a benchmark and a technology acceptance model is used to study the buying behavior)
Explores optimization methods that can be used to increase the effectiveness of the timing of traffic signals
Discusses the Turkish banking sector and the measurement of efficiency of its banks (a topic that greatly impacts the emerging financial market)
Applies quantitative models to study 29 commercial banks and 12 investment banks
Industrial Engineering Non-Traditional Applications in International Settings explores the globalization of this expanding discipline and serves as a guide to industry professionals including systems, industrials, manufacturing engineers, design, production, environmental, and Lean Six Sigma engineers, and is also relevant to applied ergonomics, business scm, business logistics, and business operations management.


International facility management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 152)

Compiled by Kathy O. Roper & Lisa J. Borello
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

This up-to-date compilation of topics on the maturity and changes occurring within facility management worldwide offers insights into the growth and development of FM and its impact on today’s business organisations.
International Facility Management presents a comprehensive and diverse collection of topics that provides current, cutting edge research in the evolving field of FM. The editors here offer a holistic approach to both the study and the practice of facility management, incorporating the perspective of scholars and practitioners from across the globe.

Topics covered deal with the changes occurring in the field today and include key research areas for both academics and practitioners. The focus is on actual practice of FM organizations – rather than on what FM should be – and the authors examine the latest techniques, models and case studies to provide a unique exploration of the new global world of facility management.

Chapters here cover the changing spectrum of topics including sustainability and energy conservation, and workplace transitions for greater collaboration. The international scope and emphasis on maturity and professionalism of the field further sets this book apart from its competitors.


Producing fuels and fine chemicals from biomass using nanomaterials

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 222)

Editors Rafael Luque, Alina Mariana Balu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Scarcity of resources and increasing population and energy demands are important issues of the twenty-first century. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to produce suitable alternatives―such as renewable resources―for a more sustainable future. One of the most promising and widely available renewable feedstocks is biomass, which has significant potential for conversion to materials, fuels, and chemicals. In addition, nanomaterials can be designed for a range of applications including energy storage, fuel production, and nanocatalysis. Designing nanomaterials for the valorization of biomass and waste feedstocks is a major step in advancing the application of nanomaterials and helping to move us toward the goal of a sustainable economy.

Producing Fuels and Fine Chemicals from Biomass Using Nanomaterials offers a wide-ranging approach to the development of innovative nanomaterials for biomass conversion and the production of energy and high-added-value chemicals, including biochemicals, biomaterials, and biofuels. The book is organized into three parts according to nanomaterial applications: Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion, Biofuels from Biomass Valorization Using Nanomaterials, and Production of High-Added-Value Chemicals from Biomass Using Nanomaterials.

Providing a multidisciplinary perspective, this book covers the most important aspects of topics such as solar energy storage, design of carbonaceous nanomaterials as heterogeneous catalysts for producing biofuels, catalytic reforming of biogas into syngas using a range of nanoparticles, and biofuels production from waste oils and fats. It also describes the design and development of biocatalytic, solid acid, photocatalytic, and nanostructured materials for the conversion of various biomass feedstocks to valuable chemicals as intermediates to end products, such as biopolymers, bioplastics, biofuels, agrochemicals, and pharmaceutical products.


The essentials of project management, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153)

Authors Dennis Lock
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Gower Publishing Limited

In recent years organizations of all kinds have learned that project working, once considered significant only for engineering and construction companies, can help to ensure that the intended benefits of business change will be realized in full and on time. This development means that more people than ever before need to understand the basic process, language and purpose of project working. That awareness is important not only for those actually engaged in project work, in all sectors of industry and commerce, but also for senior managers, project sponsors and the other stakeholders. The fourth edition of Essentials of Project Management is the junior complement to Dennis Lock’s comprehensive, successful and encyclopaedic textbook, Project Management (now in its Tenth Edition). Essentials provides a concise, straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the business manager or student. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces the key project management procedures and explains clearly how and when to use them. The Essentials of Project Management remains the ideal first text for anyone new to project working or students studying project management as part of a wider business qualification or degree.


Statistical methods for survival data analysis, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 27, 28)

Authors Elisa T. Lee, John Wenyu Wang
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments, Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Fourth Edition continues to deliver a comprehensive introduction to the most commonly-used methods for analyzing survival data. Authored by a uniquely well-qualified author team, the Fourth Edition is a critically acclaimed guide to statistical methods with applications in clinical trials, epidemiology, areas of business, and the social sciences. The book features many real-world examples to illustrate applications within these various fields, although special consideration is given to the study of survival data in biomedical sciences.

Emphasizing the latest research and providing the most up-to-date information regarding software applications in the field, Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, Fourth Edition also includes:

Marginal and random effect models for analyzing correlated censored or uncensored data
Multiple types of two-sample and K-sample comparison analysis
Updated treatment of parametric methods for regression model fitting with a new focus on accelerated failure time models
Expanded coverage of the Cox proportional hazards model
Exercises at the end of each chapter to deepen knowledge of the presented material
Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis is an ideal text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses on survival data analysis. The book is also an excellent resource for biomedical investigators, statisticians, and epidemiologists, as well as researchers in every field in which the analysis of survival data plays a role.


Fundamentals of ecotoxicology : the science of pollution

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular

Author Michael C. Newman
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

An integrated analysis exploring current and relevant concepts, Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition extends the dialogue further from the previous editions and beyond conventional ecosystems. It explores landscape, regional, and biospheric topics, communicating core concepts with subjects ranging from molecular to global issues. It addresses the increasing growth and complexity of ecotoxicological problems, contains additional vignettes, and employs input from a variety of experts in the field.

Divided into 14 chapters, the book begins with an overall history of the field. It details the essential features of the key contaminants of concern today, including their sources. It examines bioaccumulation, the effects of contaminants at increasing levels of ecological organization, and the regulatory aspects of the field addressing the technical issues of risk assessment. The author includes appendices illustrating important environmental laws and regulations, and compiles key terms not already identified by section headings in the glossary. He also provides suggested readings at the end of each chapter and presents study questions at the end of the book.

Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution, Fourth Edition contains a broad overview of ecotoxicology, and provides a basic understanding of the field. Designed as a textbook for use in introductory graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses in ecotoxicology, applied ecology, environmental pollution, and environmental science, it can also be used as a general reference for practicing environmental toxicologists.


Thermal energy storage technologies for sustainability : systems design, assessment and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 236)

Authors Kalaiselvam, R. Parameshwaran
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Academic Press

Thermal Energy Storage Technologies for Sustainability is a broad-based overview describing the state-of-the-art in latent, sensible, and thermo-chemical energy storage systems and their applications across industries. Beginning with a discussion of the efficiency and conservation advantages of balancing energy demand with production, the book goes on to describe current state-of-the art technologies. Not stopping with description, the authors also discuss design, modeling, and simulation of representative systems, and end with several case studies of systems in use.
Describes how thermal energy storage helps bridge the gap between energy demand and supply, particularly for intermittent power sources like solar, wind, and tidal systems
Provides tables, illustrations, and comparative case studies that show applications of TES systems across industries
Includes a chapter on the rapidly developing field of viable nanotechnology-based thermal energy storage systems.


Biomass and biofuels : advanced biorefineries for sustainable production and distribution

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 222, 322)

Editors Shibu Jose, Thallada Bhaskar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world’s energy resources and their impacts. A complete knowledge of the dynamics underpinning energy markets is necessary for decision-makers reconciling economic, energy, and environmental objectives.

Those that anticipate global energy developments successfully can derive an advantage, while those that fail to do so risk making poor policy and investment decisions. Focused on solving the key challenges impeding the realization of advanced cellulosic biofuels and bioproducts in rural areas, Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution provides comprehensive information on sustainable production of biomass feedstock, supply chain management of feedstocks to the biorefinery site, advanced conversion processes, and catalysts/biocatalysts for production of fuels and chemicals using conventional and integrated technologies.

The book also presents detailed coverage of downstream processing, and ecological considerations for refineries processing lignocellulosic and algal biomass resources. Discussions of feedstock raw materials, methods for biomass conversion, and its effective integration to make biorefinery more sustainable – economically, environmentally, and socially – give you the tools to make informed decisions.


Design of fluid thermal systems, 4th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223, 236, 323)

/Author William S. Janna
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

This book is designed to serve senior-level engineering students taking a capstone design course in fluid and thermal systems design. It is built from the ground up with the needs and interests of practicing engineers in mind; the emphasis is on practical applications. The book begins with a discussion of design methodology, including the process of bidding to obtain a project, and project management techniques. The text continues with an introductory overview of fluid thermal systems (a pump and pumping system, a household air conditioner, a baseboard heater, a water slide, and a vacuum cleaner are among the examples given), and a review of the properties of fluids and the equations of fluid mechanics. The text then offers an in-depth discussion of piping systems, including the economics of pipe size selection. Janna examines pumps (including net positive suction head considerations) and piping systems. He provides the reader with the ability to design an entire system for moving fluids that is efficient and cost-effective. Next, the book provides a review of basic heat transfer principles, and the analysis of heat exchangers, including double pipe, shell and tube, plate and frame cross flow heat exchangers. Design considerations for these exchangers are also discussed. The text concludes with a chapter of term projects that may be undertaken by teams of students.


Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics : an integrated approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 63, 267, 268)

Authors Robert J. Hardy and Christian Binek
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher ohn Wiley & Sons Ltd

This textbook brings together the fundamentals of the macroscopic and microscopic aspects of thermal physics by presenting thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as complementary theories based on small numbers of postulates. The book is designed to give the instructor flexibility in structuring courses for advanced undergraduates and/or beginning graduate students and is written on the principle that a good text should also be a good reference.

The presentation of thermodynamics follows the logic of Clausius and Kelvin while relating the concepts involved to familiar phenomena and the modern student’s knowledge of the atomic nature of matter. Another unique aspect of the book is the treatment of the mathematics involved. The essential mathematical concepts are briefly reviewed before using them, and the similarity of the mathematics to that employed in other fields of physics is emphasized.

The text gives in depth treatments of low density gases, harmonic solids, magnetic and dielectric materials, phase transitions, and the concept of entropy. The microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles of statistical mechanics are derived and used as the starting point for the analysis of fluctuations, blackbody radiation, the Maxwell distribution, Fermi-Dirac statistics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and the statistical basis of computer simulations.


Bioenergy research : advances and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular

Editors Vijai K. Gupta
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

Bioenergy Research: Advances and Applications brings biology and engineering together to address the challenges of future energy needs. The book consolidates the most recent research on current technologies, concepts, and commercial developments in various types of widely used biofuels and integrated biorefineries, across the disciplines of biochemistry, biotechnology, phytology, and microbiology.

All the chapters in the book are derived from international scientific experts in their respective research areas. They provide you with clear and concise information on both standard and more recent bioenergy production methods, including hydrolysis and microbial fermentation. Chapters are also designed to facilitate early stage researchers, and enables you to easily grasp the concepts, methodologies and application of bioenergy technologies. Each chapter in the book describes the merits and drawbacks of each technology as well as its usefulness.

The book provides information on recent approaches to graduates, post-graduates, researchers and practitioners studying and working in field of the bioenergy. It is an invaluable information resource on biomass-based biofuels for fundamental and applied research, catering to researchers in the areas of bio-hydrogen, bioethanol, bio-methane and biorefineries, and the use of microbial processes in the conversion of biomass into biofuels.

Reviews all existing and promising technologies for production of advanced biofuels in addition to bioenergy policies and research funding
Cutting-edge research concepts for biofuels production using biological and biochemical routes, including microbial fuel cells
Includes production methods and conversion processes for all types of biofuels, including bioethanol and biohydrogen, and outlines the pros and cons of each.


Human factors models for aviation accident analysis and prevention

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 256)

Authors Thomas G.C. Griffin, Mark S. Young, Neville A. Stanton
Place of Publication Farnham, Surrey, England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Ashgate Publishing Limited

The investigation and modelling of aviation accident causation is dominated by linear models. Aviation is, however, a complex system and as such suffers from being artificially manipulated into non-complex models and methods. This book addresses this issue by developing a new approach to investigating aviation accident causation through information networks. These networks centralise communication and the flow of information as key indicators of a system’s health and risk. This holistic approach focuses on the system environment, the activity that takes place within it, the strategies used to conduct this activity, the way in which the constituent parts of the system (both human and non-human) interact and the behaviour required. Each stage of this book identifies and expands upon the potential of the information network approach, maintaining firm focus on the overall health of a system. The book’s new model offers many potential developments and some key areas are studied in this research. Through the centralisation of barriers and information nodes the method can be applied to almost any situation. The application of Bayesian mathematics to historical data populations provides scope for studying error migration and barrier manipulation. The book also provides application of these predictions to a flight simulator study for the purposes of validation. Beyond this it also discusses the applicability of the approach to industry. Through working with a legacy airline the methods discussed are used as the basis for a new and prospective safety management system.


Managing for quality and performance excellence. 9th Ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 22, 135, 153)

Authors James R. Evans, William M. Lindsay
Place of Publication Mason, OH
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher South-Western Cengage Learning

Prepare for success in quality management today with this leading text that focuses on the fundamental principles of total quality and emphasizes high-performance management practices, such as those reflected in the Baldrige Criteria. These authors are experienced leaders in the fields of performance management and quality. Look no further for the definitive resource for coverage of ISO 9000 certification, Six Sigma, and the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award standards. A wealth of current examples from leading organizations throughout the world reflects quality as they emphasize the practical aspects of the book’s managerial focus and pertinent technical topics. You can efficiently prepare to become an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, as this edition covers most of the Body of Knowledge required for ASQ certification. It’s everything you need, now and throughout your career, to ensure quality management success.

May 5

CIRCULATION BOOKS


C# in depth, Second edition

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Jon Skeet
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Manning Publications Co.

C# has changed significantly since it was first introduced. With the many upgraded features, C# is more expressive than ever. However, an in depth understanding is required to get the most out of the language.

C# in Depth, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, up-to-date book that covers the new features of C# 4 as well as Code Contracts. In it, you’ll see the subtleties of C# programming in action, learning how to work with high-value features that you’ll be glad to have in your toolkit. The book helps readers avoid hidden pitfalls of C# programming by understanding “behind the scenes” issues.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.


The myths of innovation

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Scott Berkun
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you’ll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world.

You’ll have fun while you learn:

  • Where ideas come from
  • The true history of history
  • Why most people don’t like ideas
  • How great managers make ideas thrive
  • The importance of problem finding
  • The simple plan (new for paperback)

Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon.com, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it’s a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas.

Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation.” -Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things

Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read… It’s totally great.” -John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation.” -Scott Rosenberg, author of Dreaming in Code; cofounder of Salon.com

Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own.” -Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum

Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun’s book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick.” -Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of The Ten Faces of Innovation


Brownian motion

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Peter Mörters and Yuval Peres
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This eagerly awaited textbook covers everything the graduate student in probability wants to know about Brownian motion, as well as the latest research in the area. Starting with the construction of Brownian motion, the book then proceeds to sample path properties like continuity and nowhere differentiability. Notions of fractal dimension are introduced early and are used throughout the book to describe fine properties of Brownian paths. The relation of Brownian motion and random walk is explored from several viewpoints, including a development of the theory of Brownian local times from random walk embeddings. Stochastic integration is introduced as a tool and an accessible treatment of the potential theory of Brownian motion clears the path for an extensive treatment of intersections of Brownian paths. An investigation of exceptional points on the Brownian path and an appendix on SLE processes, by Oded Schramm and Wendelin Werner, lead directly to recent research themes.


Building Web reputation systems

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors F. Randall Farmer and Bryce Glass
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

What do Amazon’s product reviews, eBay’s feedback score system, Slashdot’s Karma System, and Xbox Live’s Achievements have in common? They’re all examples of successful reputation systems that enable consumer websites to manage and present user contributions most effectively. This book shows you how to design and develop reputation systems for your own sites or web applications, written by experts who have designed web communities for Yahoo! and other prominent sites.

Building Web Reputation Systems helps you ask the hard questions about these underlying mechanisms, and why they’re critical for any organization that draws from or depends on user-generated content. It’s a must-have for system architects, product managers, community support staff, and UI designers.

  • Scale your reputation system to handle an overwhelming inflow of user contributions
  • Determine the quality of contributions, and learn why some are more useful than others
  • Become familiar with different models that encourage first-class contributions
  • Discover tricks of moderation and how to stamp out the worst contributions quickly and efficiently
  • Engage contributors and reward them in a way that gets them to return
  • Examine a case study based on actual reputation deployments at industry-leading social sites, including Yahoo!, Flickr, and eBay

Markov chains and mixing times

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors David A. Levin, Yuval Peres, Elizabeth L. Wilmer
Place of Publication Providence, Rhode Island
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher American Mathematical Society

This book is an introduction to the modern approach to the theory of Markov chains. The main goal of this approach is to determine the rate of convergence of a Markov chain to the stationary distribution as a function of the size and geometry of the state space. The authors develop the key tools for estimating convergence times, including coupling, strong stationary times, and spectral methods. Whenever possible, probabilistic methods are emphasized. The book includes many examples and provides brief introductions to some central models of statistical mechanics. Also provided are accounts of random walks on networks, including hitting and cover times, and analyses of several methods of shuffling cards. As a prerequisite, the authors assume a modest understanding of probability theory and linear algebra at an undergraduate level. Markov Chains and Mixing Times is meant to bring the excitement of this active area of research to a wide audience.


The C# programming language, Third edition, Special annotated edition

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Author Sean Kelly
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Addison-Wesley

“Based on my own experience, I can safely say that every .NET developer who reads this will have at least one ‘aha’ moment and will be a better developer for it.”

–From the Foreword by Don Box

The popular C# programming language combines the high productivity of rapid application development languages with the raw power of C and C++. Now, C# 3.0 adds functional programming techniques and LINQ, Language INtegrated Query. The C# Programming Language, Third Edition, is the authoritative and annotated technical reference for C# 3.0.

Written by Anders Hejlsberg, the language’s architect, and his colleagues, Mads Torgersen, Scott Wiltamuth, and Peter Golde, this volume has been completely updated and reorganized for C# 3.0. The book provides the complete specification of the language, along with descriptions, reference materials, code samples, and annotations from nine prominent C# gurus.

The many annotations–a new feature in this edition–bring a depth and breadth of understanding rarely found in any programming book. As the main text of the book introduces the concepts of the C# language, cogent annotations explain why they are important, how they are used, how they relate to other languages, and even how they evolved.

This book is the definitive, must-have reference for any developer who wants to understand C#.


Effective Java, Second edition

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

Are you looking for a deeper understanding of the Java™ programming language so that you can write code that is clearer, more correct, more robust, and more reusable? Look no further! Effective Java™, Second Edition, brings together seventy-eight indispensable programmer’s rules of thumb: working, best-practice solutions for the programming challenges you encounter every day.

This highly anticipated new edition of the classic, Jolt Award-winning work has been thoroughly updated to cover Java SE 5 and Java SE 6 features introduced since the first edition. Bloch explores new design patterns and language idioms, showing you how to make the most of features ranging from generics to enums, annotations to autoboxing.

Each chapter in the book consists of several “items” presented in the form of a short, standalone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and outstanding code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.

Highlights include:

  • New coverage of generics, enums, annotations, autoboxing, the for-each loop, varargs, concurrency utilities, and much more
  • Updated techniques and best practices on classic topics, including objects, classes, libraries, methods, and serialization
  • How to avoid the traps and pitfalls of commonly misunderstood subtleties of the language
  • Focus on the language and its most fundamental libraries: java.lang, java.util, and, to a lesser extent, java.util.concurrent and java.io

Simply put, Effective Java™, Second Edition, presents the most practical, authoritative guidelines available for writing efficient, well-designed programs.


Google web toolkit applications

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Ryan Dewsbury
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Pearson Education, Inc.

Ryan clearly understands the GWT value proposition and how GWT integrates into a diverse web technology stack–and not just in a theoretical way. With the popularity of gpokr.com and kdice.com, Ryan can speak with the authority of concrete success.

–Bruce Johnson, creator of Google Web Toolkit

This book distinguishes itself from other books on GWT in that it walks through the entire process of building several nontrivial GWT applications, not the toy applications that most books present.”

–R. Mark Volkmann, Object Computing, Inc.

“Google™ Web Toolkit Applications is an excellent resource for any GWT developer. Solutions to challenges commonly encountered in GWT are presented through the design and development of actual applications. The applications developed throughout the text demonstrate best practices from simple UI design all the way to custom code generation, and are presented with little pretext about the amount of Java knowledge a given developer may have. Advanced concepts are not withheld but are presented in a way that will be understood by both novice and seasoned developers alike. Good application development practices and proper Model View Controller design is reinforced throughout the book, nearly guaranteeing that the reader will come away a better programmer. “

–Jason Essington, Senior Web/Java Engineer, Green River Computing

“Dewsbury’s Google™ Web Toolkit Applications is a book for both experts and beginner programmers who want to discover this open source Java software development framework, as well as write Ajax applications. A very detailed book!”

–Massimo Nardone, Advisory IT Security Architect

Accelerate and Simplify Ajax Development with Google Web Toolkit

Get the edge you need to deliver exceptional user experiences with Google™ Web Toolkit Applications, a guidebook that provides web developers with core information and instructions for creating rich web applications. Whether you’re a developer who needs to build a high-performance front end for Java, PHP, or Ruby applications, or to integrate with external web services, this resource from expert Google Web Toolkit (GWT) developer Ryan Dewsbury delivers the in-depth coverage you’ll need.

In this valuable book, insider Ryan Dewsbury provides instructions for using the robust tool set and gets you on your way to creating first-class web applications by providing a comprehensive overview of GWT technology. In addition, he shares his “in-the-trenches” insights on

  • Building elegant and responsive user interfaces with Cascading Style Sheets and GWT’s Widgets and Panels
  • Creating seamless user experiences through asynchronous communication with HTTP, REST, JSON/JSONP, and RPC Interoperating with web standards–such as XML, RSS, and Atom–and web services–such as Google Maps, Amazon Books, Yahoo! Search, Flickr, and Blogger
  • Overcoming browser security restrictions, such as HTTP’s two-connection limit and the Same-Origin policy
  • Accelerating development, using software engineering, code generation, internationalization, application patterns, and Java tools
  • Deploying for optimal performance with resource compression and caching
  • Building five non-trivial applications: a gadget application with a rich drag-and-drop interface, a multi-search application that makes requests to many search engines, a blog editor application for managing entries across multiple blogs, a web-based instant messenger, and a database manager for a traditional web page

This practical guide to GWT introduces you to the technology; provides techniques, tips, and examples; and puts you on the road to delivering top-notch user experiences for your web applications.


Ajax : the definitive guide

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Anthony T. Holdener III
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Is Ajax a new technology, or the same old stuff web developers have been using for years? Both, actually. This book demonstrates not only how tried-and-true web standards make Ajax possible, but how these older technologies allow you to give sites a decidedly modern Web 2.0 feel.

Ajax: The Definitive Guide explains how to use standards like JavaScript, XML, CSS, and XHTML, along with the XMLHttpRequest object, to build browser-based web applications that function like desktop programs. You get a complete background on what goes into today’s web sites and applications, and learn to leverage these tools along with Ajax for advanced browser searching, web services, mashups, and more. You discover how to turn a web browser and web site into a true application, and why developing with Ajax is faster, easier and cheaper.

The book also explains:

  • How to connect server-side backend components to user interfaces in the browser
  • Loading and manipulating XML documents, and how to replace XML with JSON
  • Manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Designing Ajax interfaces for usability, functionality, visualization, and accessibility
  • Site navigation layout, including issues with Ajax and the browser’s back button
  • Adding life to tables & lists, navigation boxes and windows
  • Animation creation, interactive forms, and data validation
  • Search, web services and mash-ups
  • Applying Ajax to business communications, and creating Internet games without plug-ins
  • The advantages of modular coding, ways to optimize Ajax applications, and more

This book also provides references to XML and XSLT, popular JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries, and Toolkits, and various Web Service APIs. By offering web developers a much broader set of tools and options, Ajax gives developers a new way to create content on the Web, while throwing off the constraints of the past. Ajax: The Definitive Guide describes the contents of this unique toolbox in exhaustive detail, and explains how to get the most out of it.


Foundations of security : what every programmer needs to know

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Neil Daswani, Christoph Kern, and Anita Kesavan
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Apress

Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs to Know teaches new and current software professionals state-of-the-art software security design principles, methodology, and concrete programming techniques they need to build secure software systems. Once you’re enabled with the techniques covered in this book, you can start to alleviate some of the inherent vulnerabilities that make today’s software so susceptible to attack. The book uses web servers and web applications as running examples throughout the book.

For the past few years, the Internet has had a “wild, wild west” flavor to it. Credit card numbers are stolen in massive numbers. Commercial web sites have been shut down by Internet worms. Poor privacy practices come to light and cause great embarrassment to the corporations behind them. All these security-related issues contribute at least to a lack of trust and loss of goodwill. Often there is a monetary cost as well, as companies scramble to clean up the mess when they get spotlighted by poor security practices.

It takes time to build trust with users, and trust is hard to win back. Security vulnerabilities get in the way of that trust. Foundations of Security: What Every Programmer Needs To Know helps you manage risk due to insecure code and build trust with users by showing how to write code to prevent, detect, and contain attacks.

  • The lead author co-founded the Stanford Center for Professional Development Computer Security Certification.
  • This book teaches you how to be more vigilant and develop a sixth sense for identifying and eliminating potential security vulnerabilities.
  • You’ll receive hands-on code examples for a deep and practical understanding of security.
  • You’ll learn enough about security to get the job done.

Design like you give a damn : architectural responses to humanitarian crises

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Editor Architecture for Humanity
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Thames & Hudson

The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our live, yet where architects are most desperately needed, they can least be afforded. Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. It offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design, and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education and access to clean water, energy and sanitation.


Mastering regular expressions, Third edition

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Jeffrey E.F. Friedl
Place of Publication Sebastapol, CA
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, and MySQL.

If you don’t use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you’ll appreciate this book’s unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regularexpressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener.

As this book shows, a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated. Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. Once you’ve mastered regular expressions, they’ll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them.

Yet despite their wide availability, flexibility, and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underutilized. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert and help you optimize your use of regular expressions.

Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition, now includes a full chapter devoted to PHP and its powerful and expressive suite of regular expression functions, in addition to enhanced PHP coverage in the central “core” chapters. Furthermore, this edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in other languages, including expanded in-depth coverage of Sun’s java.util.regex package, which has emerged as the standard Java regex implementation.Topics include:

  • A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and tools
  • How the regular expression engine works
  • Optimization (major savings available here!)
  • Matching just what you want, but not what you don’t want
  • Sections and chapters on individual languages

Written in the lucid, entertaining tone that makes a complex, dry topic become crystal-clear to programmers, and sprinkled with solutions to complex real-world problems, Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition offers a wealth information that you can put to immediate use.


Professional Ajax

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Nicholas C. Zakas, Jeremy McPeak, Joe Fawcett
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Ajax is the term used to describe the combination of three hot technology topics CSS, XML, and JavaScript providing faster, more sophisticated Web user interfaces. This work explores the technologies behind Ajax, its various usage models and communication methods, and why the Ajax model is better than the traditional Web model. It discusses Ajax and its practical implementation in a professional Web site/application environment, and examines a variety of server-side languages (such as PHP and .NET), so that readers can get an overview of development issues prior to implementing their own Ajax solutions. It also covers building a Web-based Ajax RSS reader and calling Web services from JavaScript.


Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 platform, Third edition

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Andrew Troelsen
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Apress

C# 2005 changed the .NET 2.0 landscape. To name just a few improvements, C# now supports generics, partial types and nullable types when youre coding. And the framework boasts improved speed, data access, security, and scalability.

This book has been written to help you assimilate all this new information and realize its potential to make your coding life easier. It will keep you ahead of the curve. To make it easy for you to access this information, the book has been loosely grouped into five sections:

  • 1. Introducing C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform explains the mechanics of .NET programming and the philosophy that lies behind it
  • 2. The C# Programming Language outlines everything you need to know to start using C# 2005 quickly and efficiently. Object lifetimes, exception handling, genericsits all here
  • 3. Programming with .NET Assemblies deals with one of the most important aspects of .NET programming: reusing code. This book shows you how to capture your code in reuseable external assemblies that you can call upon throughout your applications
  • 4. Programming with the .NET Libraries guides you through them. Of course youre not expected to write every function yourself. The .NET Framework provides a vast array of .NET Libraries containing functionality that allows you to do everything from opening a file-stream to rendering graphical data to the screen
  • 5. Web Applications and XML Web Services concludes the book by taking you away from console-based C# applications and investigating the myriad possibilities that become available when you blend C# 2005 with ASP.NET 2.0 to launch your applications onto the Internet

Beyond bullet points : using Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Cliff Atkinson
Place of Publication Redmond, Washington
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Microsoft Press

Unload those boring, bullet-riddled slides—and unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation! In BEYOND BULLET POINTS, communications expert Cliff Atkinson shares his innovative three-step system for increasing the impact of your communications with Microsoft PowerPoint. He guides you, step by step, as you discover how to combine the tenets of classic storytelling with the power of the projected media to create a rich, engaging experience. He walks you through his easy-to-use templates, plus 50 advanced tips, to help build your confidence and effectiveness—and quickly bring your ideas to life!

  • FOCUS: Learn how to distill your best ideas into a crisp and compelling narrative.
  • CLARIFY: Use a storyboard to clarify and visualize your ideas, creating the right blend of message and media.
  • ENGAGE:Move from merely reading your slides to creating a rich, connected experience with your audience—and increase your impact!
  • Inside!: See sample storyboards for a variety of presentation types—including investment, sales, educational, and training.

Spidering hacks

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Kevin Hemenway and Tara Calishain
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

The Internet, with its profusion of information, has made us hungry for ever more, ever better data. Out of necessity, many of us have become pretty adept with search engine queries, but there are times when even the most powerful search engines aren’t enough. If you’ve ever wanted your data in a different form than it’s presented, or wanted to collect data from several sites and see it side-by-side without the constraints of a browser, then Spidering Hacks is for you.Spidering Hacks takes you to the next level in Internet data retrieval–beyond search engines–by showing you how to create spiders and bots to retrieve information from your favorite sites and data sources. You’ll no longer feel constrained by the way host sites think you want to see their data presented–you’ll learn how to scrape and repurpose raw data so you can view in a way that’s meaningful to you.Written for developers, researchers, technical assistants, librarians, and power users, Spidering Hacks provides expert tips on spidering and scraping methodologies. You’ll begin with a crash course in spidering concepts, tools (Perl, LWP, out-of-the-box utilities), and ethics (how to know when you’ve gone too far: what’s acceptable and unacceptable). Next, you’ll collect media files and data from databases. Then you’ll learn how to interpret and understand the data, repurpose it for use in other applications, and even build authorized interfaces to integrate the data into your own content. By the time you finish Spidering Hacks, you’ll be able to:

  • Aggregate and associate data from disparate locations, then store and manipulate the data as you like
  • Gain a competitive edge in business by knowing when competitors’ products are on sale, and comparing sales ranks and product placement on e-commerce sites
  • Integrate third-party data into your own applications or web sites
  • Make your own site easier to scrape and more usable to others
  • Keep up-to-date with your favorite comics strips, news stories, stock tips, and more without visiting the site every day

Like the other books in O’Reilly’s popular Hacks series, Spidering Hacks brings you 100 industrial-strength tips and tools from the experts to help you master this technology. If you’re interested in data retrieval of any type, this book provides a wealth of data for finding a wealth of data.


Load balancing servers, firewalls, and caches

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Author Chandra Kopparapu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

From an industry insider–a close look at high-performance, end-to-end switching solutions
Load balancers are fast becoming an indispensable solution for handling the huge traffic demands of the Web. Their ability to solve a multitude of network and server bottlenecks in the Internet age ranges from dramatic improvements in server farm scalability to removing the firewall as a network bottleneck. This book provides a detailed, up-to-date, technical discussion of this fast-growing, multibillion dollar market, covering the full spectrum of topics–from server and firewall load balancing to transparent cache switching to global server load balancing. In the process, the author delivers insight into the way new technologies are deployed in network infrastructure and how they work. Written by an industry expert who hails from a leading Web switch vendor, this book will help network and server administrators improve the scalability, availability, manageability, and security of their servers, firewalls, caches, and Web sites.


Web security, privacy and commerce, Second edition

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Authors Simson Garfinkel with Gene Spafford
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Since the first edition of this classic reference was published, World Wide Web use has exploded and e-commerce has become a daily part of business and personal life. As Web use has grown, so have the threats to our security and privacy–from credit card fraud to routine invasions of privacy by marketers to web site defacements to attacks that shut down popular web sites.Web Security, Privacy & Commerce goes behind the headlines, examines the major security risks facing us today, and explains how we can minimize them. It describes risks for Windows and Unix, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, and a wide range of current programs and products. In vast detail, the book covers:

  • Web technology–The technological underpinnings of the modern Internet and the cryptographic foundations of e-commerce are discussed, along with SSL (the Secure Sockets Layer), the significance of the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), and digital identification, including passwords, digital signatures, and biometrics.
  • Web privacy and security for users–Learn the real risks to user privacy, including cookies, log files, identity theft, spam, web logs, and web bugs, and the most common risk, users’ own willingness to provide e-commerce sites with personal information. Hostile mobile code in plug-ins, ActiveX controls, Java applets, and JavaScript, Flash, and Shockwave programs are also covered.
  • Web server security–Administrators and service providers discover how to secure their systems and web services. Topics include CGI, PHP, SSL certificates, law enforcement issues, and more.
  • Web content security–Zero in on web publishing issues for content providers, including intellectual property, copyright and trademark issues, P3P and privacy policies, digital payments, client-side digital signatures, code signing, pornography filtering and PICS, and other controls on web content.

Nearly double the size of the first edition, this completely updated volume is destined to be the definitive reference on Web security risks and the techniques and technologies you can use to protect your privacy, your organization, your system, and your network.


Atlas of cyberspace

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Authors Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication 2001
Publisher Pearson Education

What does cyberspace ‘look’ like? The Atlas of Cyberspace is the first book to explore the spatial and visual nature of cyberspace and its infrastructure. It examines in accessible style why cyberspace is being mapped and the new cartographic and visualisation techniques being employed. The Atlas is broad in scope, concentrating on the many different aspects of cyberspace such as the Web, chat, email, virtual worlds, and the telecommunications infrastructure that supports cyberspace. It is fully illustrated with over 300 full colour images. Cartographers have been creating maps for centuries. In recent years they have turned their attention to a new realm, cyberspace. For the first time a comprehensive selection of these maps have been collated into one source. Written in layperson’s terms and fully illustrated, the ‘Atlas of Cyberspace’ catalogues thirty year’s worth of maps to reveal the rich and varied landscapes of cyberspace, a landscape occupied by half a billion users and sustaining the information economy. Several different types of maps are detailed.First, a review of maps of the Internet infrastructure showing where the computers are located, how the networks interconnect them and the traffic that flows between them. The book then takes a look at maps of the World-Wide Web, showing how the hyperlink structures and contents of websites are mapped to provide informational landscapes. Next, comes an examination of the ways social interactions between people, using email, chat, bulletin boards, virtual worlds, and games, can be mapped. It concludes with a discussion of the ways in which artists and writers are imagining the visual structure of cyberspace.


Creating the semantic Web with RDF : professional developer’s guide

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Author Johan Hjelm
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons. Inc.

The first state-of-the-art guide for Web developers who need to enable totally new services using metadata This book offers for the first time complete guidance for Web and content developers who use Resource Description Framework (RDF) to create Web services, both wired and wireless, for metadata, or data that is maintained by an application. Written by the W3C Fellow charged with making the W3C XML standard work with other open standards, the book clearly demonstrates how RDF and metadata can greatly improve a user’s Web experience through richer, better-tailored content. The author explains RDF theory and practice and how it compares to XML and HTML in layman terms and provides source code for several important tools. He includes descriptions of real services, both for the desktop computer and the handheld wireless device, and hands-on examples illustrating how metadata is used to tailor services for users. Explanations of how RDF ties in with intelligent agents are also provided.


Schaum’s outline of theory and problems of physics for engineering and science

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Michael E. Browne
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher McGraw Hill

Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there’s Schaum’s Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum’s Outline gives you

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

Schaum’s Outlines-Problem Solved.


The mathematica book, Third edition

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Author Stephen Wolfram
Place of Publication Champaign, IL
Date of Publication [1996]
Publisher Wolfram Media/Cambridge University Press

With over a million users around the world, the Mathematica software system created by Stephen Wolfram has defined the direction of technical computing for the past decade. The enhanced text and hypertext processing and state-of-the-art numerical computation features ensure that Mathematica 4 takes scientific computing into the next century. New to this version: visual tour of key features, practical tutorial introduction, full descriptions of 1100 built-in functions, a thousand illustrative examples, easy-to-follow descriptive tables, essays highlighting key concepts, examples of data import and export, award-winning gallery of Mathematica graphics, gallery of mathematical typesetting, dictionary of 700 special characters, a complete guide to the MathLink API, notes on internal implementation, and an index with over 10,000 entries copublished with Wolfram Media.


C++ : the complete reference

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Author Herbert Schildt
Place of Publication Berkeley, California
Date of Publication [1991]
Publisher Osborne McGraw-Hill

“C++: The Complete Reference” has been written primarily for C programmers who are moving to C++. However, it covers the whole C++ language. Part one is an overview of all the material that is needed to program in C++ that is common to C. The second part teaches C++ topics not found in C. The third part deals with applications. Finally there are two chapters for software development.


Apr 5

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Google’s PageRank and beyond : the science of search engine rankings

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Amy N. Langville and Carl D. Meyer
Place of Publication Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Princeton University Press

Why doesn’t your home page appear on the first page of search results, even when you query your own name? How do other web pages always appear at the top? What creates these powerful rankings? And how? The first book ever about the science of web page rankings, Google’s PageRank and Beyond supplies the answers to these and other questions and more.

The book serves two very different audiences: the curious science reader and the technical computational reader. The chapters build in mathematical sophistication, so that the first five are accessible to the general academic reader. While other chapters are much more mathematical in nature, each one contains something for both audiences. For example, the authors include entertaining asides such as how search engines make money and how the Great Firewall of China influences research.

The book includes an extensive background chapter designed to help readers learn more about the mathematics of search engines, and it contains several MATLAB codes and links to sample web data sets. The philosophy throughout is to encourage readers to experiment with the ideas and algorithms in the text.

Any business seriously interested in improving its rankings in the major search engines can benefit from the clear examples, sample code, and list of resources provided.


Grid computing : making the global infrastructure a reality

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Editors Fran Berman, Geoffrey Fox, Tony Hey
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, England
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Grid computing is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons: (1) Its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources, (2) As a way to solve problems that can’t be approached without an enormous amount of computing power (3) Because it suggests that the resources of many computers can be cooperatively and perhaps synergistically harnessed and managed as a collaboration toward a common objective. A number of corporations, professional groups, university consortiums, and other groups have developed or are developing frameworks and software for managing grid computing projects. The European Community (EU) is sponsoring a project for a grid for high-energy physics, earth observation, and biology applications. In the United States, the National Technology Grid is prototyping a computational grid for infrastructure and an access grid for people. Sun Microsystems offers Grid Engine software. Described as a distributed resource management tool, Grid Engine allows engineers at companies like Sony and Synopsys to pool the computer cycles on up to 80 workstations at a time. * “the Grid” is a very hot topic generating broad interest from research and industry (e.g. IBM, Platform, Avaki, Entropia, Sun, HP) * Grid architecture enables very popular e-Science projects like the Genome project which demand global interaction and networking * In recent surveys over 50% of Chief Information Officers are expected to use Grid technology this year Grid Computing: * Features contributions from the major players in the field * Covers all aspects of grid technology from motivation to applications * Provides an extensive state-of-the-art guide in grid computing This is essential reading for researchers in Computing and Engineering, physicists, statisticians, engineers and mathematicians and IT policy makers.


GPU gems 2 : programming techniques for high-performance graphics and general-purpose computation

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Editor Matt Pharr Randima Fernando
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

This sequel to the best -selling, first volume of GPU Gems details the latest programming techniques for today’s graphics processing units (GPUs).  As GPUs find their way into mobile phones, handheld gaming devices, and consoles, GPU expertise is even more critical in today’s competitive environment.  Real-time graphics programmers will discover the latest algorithms for creating advanced visual effects, strategies for managing complex scenes, and advanced image processing techniques.  Readers will also learn new methods for using the substantial processing power of the GPU in other computationally intensive applications, such as scientific computing and finance.  Twenty of the book’s forty-eight chapters are devoted to GPGPU programming, from basic concepts to advanced techniques.  Written by experts in cutting-edge GPU programming, this book offers readers practical means to harness the enormous capabilities of GPUs.

Major topics covered includes:

  • Geometric Complexity
  • Shading, Lighting, and Shadows
  • High-Quality Rendering
  • General_purpose Computation on GPUs: A Primer
  • Image-Oriented Computing
  • Simulation and Numerical Algorithms

Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 6th ed.

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Authors Ronald E. Walpole, Raymond H. Myers, Sharon L. Myers
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 1998
Publisher Prentice Hall International

This classic, market leading text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference for students with a background in calculus. The new edition features many new exercises and applications based on real data.


Principles of concurrent programming

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Author M. Ben-Ari
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Date of Publication [1982]
Publisher Prentice-Hall International

Understanding concurrent  programming is an essential requirement for designing and constructing real-time systems for mini- and microcomputers. This book introduces concurrent programming in sufficient depth to enable the reader to confidently approach tasks in operating or real-time systems programming.  Suitable for both students and practicing programmers, Principles of Concurrent Programming discusses the most successful tools for concurrent programming: memory arbiters, semaphores, monitors and rendezvous, independent of any particular system.


Getting to yes : negotiating agreement without giving in, Second edition

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Authors Roger Fisher and William Ury
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication 1991
Publisher Penguin Books

Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.

“This is by far the best thing I’ve ever read about negotiation. It is equally relevant for the individual who would like to keep his friends, property, and income and the statesman who would like to keep the peace.” –John Kenneth Galbraith.


Mining the Web : discovering knowledge from hypertext data

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Author Soumen Chakrabarti
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Mining the Web: Discovering Knowledge from Hypertext Data is the first book devoted entirely to techniques for producing knowledge from the vast body of unstructured Web data. Building on an initial survey of infrastructural issues-including Web crawling and indexing-Chakrabarti examines low-level machine learning techniques as they relate specifically to the challenges of Web mining. He then devotes the final part of the book to applications that unite infrastructure and analysis to bring machine learning to bear on systematically acquired and stored data. Here the focus is on results: the strengths and weaknesses of these applications, along with their potential as foundations for further progress. From Chakrabarti’s work-painstaking, critical, and forward-looking-readers will gain the theoretical and practical understanding they need to contribute to the Web mining effort.

  •  A comprehensive, critical exploration of statistics-based attempts to make sense of Web Mining.
  • Details the special challenges associated with analyzing unstructured and semi-structured data.
  • Looks at how classical Information Retrieval techniques have been modified for use with Web data.
  • Focuses on today’s dominant learning methods: clustering and classification, hyperlink analysis, and supervised and semi-supervised learning.
  • Analyzes current applications for resource discovery and social network analysis.
  • An excellent way to introduce students to especially vital applications of data mining and machine learning technology.

Learning Cocos2D : a hands-on guide to building iOS games with Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk

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Authors Rod Strougo, Ray Wenderlich
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Build the Next Great iOS Game with Cocos2D!

Cocos2D is the powerhouse framework behind some of the most popular games in the App Store. If you’ve played Tiny Wings, Angry Birds, Mega Jump, Trainyard, or even Super Turbo Action Pig, then you’ve played a game that uses Cocos2D or Box2D physics. The beauty of Cocos2D is its simplicity. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when you start developing an iOS game, especially if you look at things like OpenGL ES, OpenAL, and other lower level APIs. Writing a game for the iPhone and iPad does not have to be that difficult, and Cocos2D makes game development fun and easy.

Learning Cocos2D walks you through the process of building Space Viking (which is free on the App Store), a 2D scrolling game that leverages Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk. As you build Space Viking, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Cocos2D so you can create the next killer iOS game.

Download the free version of Space Viking from the App Store today! Help Ole find his way home while learning how to build the game.

As you build Space Viking, you’ll learn how to

  • Install and configure Cocos2D so it works with Xcode 4
  • Build a complete 2D action adventure game with Cocos2D
  • Add animations and movement to your games
  • Build your game’s main menu screen for accessing levels
  • Use Cocos2D’s Scheduler to make sure the right events happen at the right times
  • Use tile maps to build scrolling game levels from reusable images
  • Add audio and sound effects with CocosDenshion—Cocos2D’s sound engine
  • Add gravity, realistic collisions, and even ragdoll effects with Box2D and Chipmunk physics engines
  • Add amazing effects to your games with particle systems
  • Leverage Game Center in your game for achievements and leader boards
  • Squeeze the most performance from your games along with tips and tricks

Production planning by mixed integer programming

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Authors Yves Pochet, Laurence A. Wolsey
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

This textbook provides a comprehensive modeling, reformulation and optimization approach for solving production planning and supply chain planning problems, covering topics from a basic introduction to planning systems, mixed integer programming (MIP) models and algorithms through the advanced description of mathematical results in polyhedral combinatorics required to solve these problems.

Based on twenty years worth of research in which the authors have played a significant role, the book addresses real life industrial production planning problems (involving complex production structures with multiple production stages) using MIP modeling and reformulation approach.

The book provides an introduction to MIP modeling and to planning systems, a unique collection of reformulation results, and an easy to use problem-solving library. This approach is demonstrated through a series of real life case studies, exercises and detailed illustrations.

Review by Jakub Marecek (Computer Journal) The emphasis put on mixed integer rounding and mixing sets, heuristics in-built in general purpose integer programming solvers, as well as on decompositions and heuristics using integer programming should be praised… There is no doubt that this volume offers the present best introduction to integer programming formulations of lotsizing problems, encountered in production planning. (2007)


Schaum’s outline of college chemistry, Ninth edition

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Jerome L. Rosenberg, Lawrence M. Epstein, Peter J. Krieger
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there’s Schaum’s Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum’s Outline gives you:

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

Schaum’s Outlines-Problem Solved.


Professional software development : shorter schedules, higher quality products, more successful projects, enhanced careers

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Steve McConnell
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Illustrates how programmer’s, developer’s, and software engineers can make their work a profession; not just a job!


Schaum’s outline of theory and problems of college physics, Tenth edition

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Authors Frederick J. Bueche, Eugene Hecht
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2006]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there’s Schaum’s Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum’s Outline gives you:

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

Schaum’s Outlines-Problem Solved.


Feb 1

RESERVE BOOKS


Design with operational amplifiers and analog integrated circuits, Fourth edition, International student edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Author Sergio Franco
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Franco’s “Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits, 4e” combines theory with real-life applications to deliver a straight forward look at analog design principles and techniques. An emphasis on the physical picture helps the student develop the intuition and practical insight that are the keys to making sound design decisions. The book is intended for a design-oriented course in applications with operational amplifiers and analog ICs. It also serves as a comprehensive reference for practicing engineers. This new edition includes enhanced pedagogy (additional problems, more in-depth coverage of negative feedback, more effective layout), updated technology (current-feedback and folded-cascode amplifiers, and low-voltage amplifiers), and increased topical coverage (current-feedback amplifiers, switching regulators and phase-locked loops).


C++ : how to program, Eighth edition, Pearson Horizon edition

Authors Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Place of Publication Essex, England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

This is a specially adapted edition of an established title widely used by colleges and universities throughout the world Pearson published this exclusive edition solely for the benefit of students.


C++ : how to program, Ninth edition

Authors Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson

For Introduction to Programming (CS1) and other more intermediate courses covering programming in C++. Also appropriate as a supplement for upper-level courses where the instructor uses a book as a reference for the C++ language.

This best-selling comprehensive text is aimed at readers with little or no programming experience. It teaches programming by presenting the concepts in the context of full working programs and takes an early-objects approach. The authors emphasize achieving program clarity through structured and object-oriented programming, software reuse and component-oriented software construction. The Ninth Edition encourages students to connect computers to the community, using the Internet to solve problems and make a difference in our world. All content has been carefully fine-tuned in response to a team of distinguished academic and industry reviewers.

MyProgrammingLab for C++ How to Program is a total learning package. MyProgrammingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in better performance in the course—and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress. And, MyProgrammingLab comes from Pearson, your partner in providing the best digital learning experience.

View the Deitel Buzz online to learn more about the newest publications from the Deitels.


Solid state electronic devices, Seventh edition, Global edition

Authors Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
Place of Publication Essex, England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For undergraduate electrical engineering students or for practicing engineers and scientists interested in updating their understanding of modern electronics

One of the most widely used introductory books on semiconductor materials, physics, devices and technology, Solid State Electronic Devices aims to: 1) develop basic semiconductor physics concepts, so students can better understand current and future devices; and 2) provide a sound understanding of current semiconductor devices and technology, so that their applications to electronic and optoelectronic circuits and systems can be appreciated. Students are brought to a level of understanding that will enable them to read much of the current literature on new devices and applications.

Teaching and Learning Experience

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

  • Provide a Sound Understanding of Current Semiconductor Devices: With this background, students will be able to see how their applications to electronic and optoelectronic circuits and systems are meaningful.
  • Incorporate the Basics of Semiconductor Materials and Conduction Processes in Solids: Most of the commonly used semiconductor terms and concepts are introduced and related to a broad range of devices.
  • Develop Basic Semiconductor Physics Concepts: With this background, students will be better able to understand current and future devices.

Computer networks and internets, Sixth edition, Global edition

Author Douglas E. Comer
Place of Publication Essex, England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Appropriate for all introductory-to-intermediate courses in computer networking, the Internet, or Internet applications; students need no background in networking, operating systems, or advanced mathematics.

Leading networking authority Douglas Comer presents a wide-ranging, self-contained tour of the concepts, principles, and technologies that enable today’s Internet to support applications ranging from web browsing to telephony and multimedia. Comer begins by illuminating the applications and facilities offered by today’s Internet. Next, he systematically introduces the underlying network technologies and protocols that make them possible. With these concepts and technologies established, he introduces several of the most important contemporary issues faced by network implementers and managers, including quality of service, Internet telephony, multimedia, network security, and network management. Comer has carefully designed this book to support both top-down and bottom-up teaching approaches. Students need no background in operating systems, and no sophisticated math: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs.

Teaching and Learning Experience

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

  • Broad Coverage of Key Concepts and Principles, Presented in a Technology-independent Fashion: Comer focuses on imparting knowledge that students will need regardless of which technologies emerge or become obsolete.
  • Flexible Organization that Supports both Top-down and Bottom-up Teaching Approaches: Chapters may be sequenced to accommodate a wide variety of course needs and preferences.
  • An Accessible Presentation that Resonates with Students: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs.
  • Keep Your Course Current: Content is refreshed to provide the most up-to-date information on new technologies for your course.

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Analog fundamentals : a systems approach

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Authors Thomas L. Floyd, David M. Buchla
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson

Analog Fundamentals: A Systems Approach provides unique coverage of analog devices and circuits with a systems emphasis. Discrete linear devices, operational amplifiers, and other linear integrated circuits, are all covered with less emphasis on the individual device, and more discussion on how these devices are incorporated into larger circuits and systems.


Distant speech recognition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Crisron Lucas

Authors Matthias Wolfel and John McDonough
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

A complete overview of distant automatic speech recognition

The performance of conventional Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems degrades dramatically as soon as the microphone is moved away from the mouth of the speaker. This is due to a broad variety of effects such as background noise, overlapping speech from other speakers, and reverberation. While traditional ASR systems underperform for speech captured with far-field sensors, there are a number of novel techniques within the recognition system as well as techniques developed in other areas of signal processing that can mitigate the deleterious effects of noise and reverberation, as well as separating speech from overlapping speakers.

Distant Speech Recognitionpresents a contemporary and comprehensive description of both theoretic abstraction and practical issues inherent in the distant ASR problem.

Key Features:

  • Covers the entire topic of distant ASR and offers practical solutions to overcome the problems related to it
  • Provides documentation and sample scripts to enable readers to construct state-of-the-art distant speech recognition systems
  • Gives relevant background information in acoustics and filter techniques,
  • Explains the extraction and enhancement of classification relevant speech features
  • Describes maximum likelihood as well as discriminative parameter estimation, and maximum likelihood normalization techniques
  • Discusses the use of multi-microphone configurations for speaker tracking and channel combination
  • Presents several applications of the methods and technologies described in this book
  • Accompanying website with open source software and tools to construct state-of-the-art distant speech recognition systems

This reference will be an invaluable resource for researchers, developers, engineers and other professionals, as well as advanced students in speech technology, signal processing, acoustics, statistics and artificial intelligence fields.


Fundamentals of logic design, Seventh edition, International student edition

Authors Charles H. Roth, Jr., Larry L. Kinney
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Updated with modern coverage, a streamlined presentation, and excellent companion software, this seventh edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF LOGIC DESIGN achieves yet again an unmatched balance between theory and application. Authors Charles H. Roth, Jr. and Larry L. Kinney carefully present the theory that is necessary for understanding the fundamental concepts of logic design while not overwhelming students with the mathematics of switching theory. Divided into 20 easy-to-grasp study units, the book covers such fundamental concepts as Boolean algebra, logic gates design, flip-flops, and state machines. By combining flip-flops with networks of logic gates, students will learn to design counters, adders, sequence detectors, and simple digital systems. After covering the basics, this text presents modern design techniques using programmable logic devices and the VHDL hardware description language.

Features

  • Balances the basic theory of switching circuits and how to apply it providing students with a clear presentation of the key concepts and how to apply them to problems.
  • Contains built-in Self Study Guide at the beginning of each chapter containing reading assignments and study questions which prepare students to make the most of their reading.
  • Includes simulation or laboratory exercises along with specially designed LogicAid and SimuAid design and simulation software that provides opportunities to design a logic circuit and then test its operation.

Reverse engineering : mechanisms, structures, systems, and materials

Author Robert W. Messler, Jr.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A comprehensive look at reverse engineering as a legitimate learning, design, and troubleshooting tool

This unique book examines the often underappreciated and occasionally maligned technique of reverse engineering. More than a shortcut for the lazy or unimaginative to reproduce an artless copy of an existing creation, reverse engineering is an essential brick – if not a keystone – in the pathway to a society’s technological advancement.

Written by an engineer who began teaching after years in industry, Reverse Engineering reviews this meticulous analytical process with a breadth and depth as never before. Find out how to:

  • Learn by “mechanical dissection”
  • Deduce the role, purpose, and functionality of a designed entity
  • Identify materials-of-construction and methods-of-manufacture by observation alone
  • Assess the suitability of a design to purpose from form and fit

The rich heritage of engineering breakthroughs enabled by reverse engineering is also discussed. This is not a dry textbook. It is the engaging and enlightening account of the journey of engineering from the astounding creations of ancient cultures to what, with the aid of reverse engineering, promises to be an even more astounding future!

Coverage includes:

  • Methods of product teardown
  • Failure analysis and forensic engineering
  • Deducing or inferring role, purpose, and functionality during reverse engineering
  • The Antikythera mechanism
  • Identifying materials-of-construction
  • Inferring methods-of-manufacture or -construction
  • Construction of Khufu’s pyramid
  • Assessing design suitability
  • Value and production engineering
  • Reverse engineering of materials and substances
  • Reverse engineering of broken, worn, or obsolete parts for remanufacture
  • The law and the ethics of reverse engineering

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RESERVE BOOKS


Modeling and simulation of discrete-event systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Byoung Kyu Choi
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Computer modeling and simulation (M&S) allows engineers to study and analyze complex systems. Discrete-event system (DES)-M&S is used in modern management, industrial engineering, computer science, and the military. As computer speeds and memory capacity increase, so DES-M&S tools become more powerful and more widely used in solving real-life problems.

Based on over 20 years of evolution within a classroom environment, as well as on decades-long experience in developing simulation-based solutions for high-tech industries, Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is the only book on DES-M&S in which all the major DES modeling formalisms – activity-based, process-oriented, state-based, and event-based – are covered in a unified manner:

  • A well-defined procedure for building a formal model in the form of event graph, ACD, or state graph
  • Diverse types of modeling templates and examples that can be used as building blocks for a complex, real-life model
  • A systematic, easy-to-follow procedure combined with sample C# codes for developing simulators in various modeling formalisms
  • Simple tutorials as well as sample model files for using popular off-the-shelf simulators such as SIGMA®, ACE®, and Arena®
  • Up-to-date research results as well as research issues and directions in DES-M&S

Modeling and Simulation of Discrete-Event Systems is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of simulation/industrial engineering and computer science, as well as for simulation practitioners and researchers.

 


Designing complex products with systems engineering processes and techniques

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 21, IE 32, IE 33, IE 151)

Author Vivek D. Bhise
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality, safety, and usability and meeting program timings and budgets. Part I covers systems engineering concepts, issues, and bases in product design. Part II examines quality, human factors, and safety engineering approaches. Part III describes important tools and methods used in these fields, and Part IV includes other relevant integration topics, interesting applications of useful techniques, and observations from a few “landmark” product development case studies.

Collecting, managing, and assessing data using sample surveys

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 28, IE 135)

Author Peter Stopher
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

Collecting, Managing, and Assessing Data Using Sample Surveys provides a thorough, step-by-step guide to the design and implementation of surveys. Beginning with a primer on basic statistics, the first half of the book takes readers on a comprehensive tour through the basics of survey design. Topics covered include the ethics of surveys, the design of survey procedures, the design of the survey instrument, how to write questions and how to draw representative samples. Having shown readers how to design surveys, the second half of the book discusses a number of issues surrounding their implementation, including repetitive surveys, the economics of surveys, web-based surveys, coding and data entry, data expansion and weighting, the issue of non-response, and the documenting and archiving of survey data. The book is an excellent introduction to the use of surveys for graduate students as well as a useful reference work for scholars and professionals.


Access 2013 bible

Recommending faculty:  rof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Michael Alexander
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

As the world’s most popular database management tool, Access enables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data as well as build powerful database solutions. However, databases can be complex. That’s why you need the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference. Access 2013 Biblehelps you gain a solid understanding of database purpose, construction, and application so that whether you’re new to Access or looking to upgrade to the 2013 version, this well-rounded resource provides you with a thorough look at everything Access can do.

  • Explains how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables
  • Teaches you how to apply the seven-step design method to build databases that are tailored to your needs
  • Covers building forms with wizards, creating bound and unbound forms, and adding data validation
  • Shows you ways to automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, and add programmed error routines
  • Features a bonus website with content that contains all source code from the book as well as bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs

If you are looking for a comprehensive book on all things Access, look no further than Access 2013 Bible.

 


The Data warehouse toolkit : the definitive guide to dimensional modeling

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 154, IE 156)

Author Ralph Kimball
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The first edition of Ralph Kimball’s The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.

  • Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios
  • Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more
  • Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more

Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.

 


SPSS explained

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria(IE 28, IE 230)

Author Perry R. Hinton
Place of Publication East Sussex, England
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Routledge

SPSS Explained provides the student with all that they need to undertake statistical analysis using SPSS. It combines a step-by-step approach to each procedure with easy to follow screenshots at each stage of the process. A number of other helpful features are provided:

  •  regular advice boxes with tips specific to each test
  •  explanations divided into ‘essential’ and ‘advanced’ sections to suit readers at different levels
  • frequently asked questions at the end of each chapter.
  • coverage of new features such as Chart Builder.

Presented in full colour and with a fresh, reader-friendly layout, this fully updated new edition also comes with a companion website featuring an array of supplementary resources for students.

The authors have many years of experience in teaching SPSS to students from a wide range of disciplines. Their understanding of SPSS users’ concerns, as well as a knowledge of the type of questions students ask, form the foundation of this book.

Minimal prior knowledge is assumed, so the book is well designed for the novice user, but it will also be a useful reference source for those developing their own expertise in SPSS. It is suitable for all students who need to do statistical analysis using SPSS in various departments including Psychology, Social Science, Business Studies, Nursing, Education, Health and Sport Science, Communication and Media, Geography, and Biology.

 


Oracle database 12c : install, configure & maintain like a professional

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria(IE 154, IE 156)

Author Ian Abramson
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this Oracle Press guide provides detailed coverage of core database concepts, the role of the administrator, and enterprise database capabilities. Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional walks you through database configuration, administration, programming, backup and recovery, and high availability. You’ll get in-depth introductions to SQL and PL/SQL as well as important information on managing large databases and using Oracle’s engineered systems. This essential beginner’s resource features:

  • Critical Skills–Lists of specific skills covered in each chapter
  • Projects–Practical exercises that show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter
  • Progress Checks–Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress
  • Ask the Expert–Q&A sections filled with helpful tips
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Mastery Checks–Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

 


Introduction to information systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria  (IE 154, IE 155)

Author R. Kelly Rainer Jr.
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The goal of Rainer, Introduction to Information Systems 5e is to teach all business majors, especially undergraduate ones, how to use information technology to master their current or future jobs and to help ensure the success of their organization. To accomplish this goal, this text helps students to become informed users; that is, persons knowledgeable about information systems and information technology. The focus is not on merely learning the concepts of IT but rather on applying those concepts to facilitate business processes. The content concentrate on placing information systems in the context of business, so that students will more readily grasp the concepts presented in the text. The theme of this book is What s In IT for Me? This question is asked by all students who take this course. The book will show you that IT is the backbone of any business, whether a student is majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, or Production/Operations Management.

Advanced engineering mathematics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel (ES 21)

Author Larry Turyn
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Beginning with linear algebra and later expanding into calculus of variations, Advanced Engineering Mathematics provides accessible and comprehensive mathematical preparation for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking engineering courses. This book offers a review of standard mathematics coursework while effectively integrating science and engineering throughout the text. It explores the use of engineering applications, carefully explains links to engineering practice, and introduces the mathematical tools required for understanding and utilizing software packages.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of mathematics used by engineering students
  • Combines stimulating examples with formal exposition and provides context for the mathematics presented
  • Contains a wide variety of applications and homework problems
  • Includes over 300 figures, more than 40 tables, and over 1500 equations
  • Introduces useful Mathematica™ and MATLAB® procedures
  • Presents faculty and student ancillaries, including an online student solutions manual, full solutions manual for instructors, and full-color figure sides for classroom presentations

Advanced Engineering Mathematics covers ordinary and partial differential equations, matrix/linear algebra, Fourier series and transforms, and numerical methods. Examples include the singular value decomposition for matrices, least squares solutions, difference equations, the z-transform, Rayleigh methods for matrices and boundary value problems, the Galerkin method, numerical stability, splines, numerical linear algebra, curvilinear coordinates, calculus of variations, Liapunov functions, controllability, and conformal mapping.

This text also serves as a good reference book for students seeking additional information. It incorporates Short Takes sections, describing more advanced topics to readers, and Learn More about It sections with direct references for readers wanting more in-depth information.

 


Understanding engineering mathematics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IES 21)

Author John Bird
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Routledge

Studying engineering, whether it is mechanical, electrical or civil relies heavily on an understanding of mathematics. This new textbook clearly demonstrates the relevance of mathematical principles and shows how to apply them to solve real-life engineering problems.

It deliberately starts at an elementary level so that students who are starting from a low knowledge base will be able to quickly get up to the level required. Students who have not studied mathematics for some time will find this an excellent refresher.

Each chapter starts with the basics before gently increasing in complexity. A full outline of essential definitions, formulae, laws and procedures are introduced before real world situations, practicals and problem solving demonstrate how the theory is applied.

Focusing on learning through practice, it contains examples, supported by 1,600 worked problems and 3,000 further problems contained within exercises throughout the text. In addition, 34 revision tests are included at regular intervals.

An interactive companion website is also provided containing 2,750 further problems with worked solutions and instructor materials


Mind on statistics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IE 28)

Author Augustin McEvoy
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

MIND ON STATISTICS, Fifth Edition, helps you develop a conceptual understanding of statistical ideas and shows you how to find meaning in data. The authors-who are committed to changing any preconception you may have about statistics being boring-engage your curiosity with intriguing questions, and explain statistical topics in the context of interesting, useful examples and case studies. You’ll develop your statistical intuition by focusing on analyzing data and interpreting results, rather than on mathematical formulation. As a result, you’ll build both your statistical literacy and your understanding of statistical methodology.

Statistics : learning from data

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Freth Lagria (IE 28, IE 135)

Author Roxy Peck
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning,

STATISTICS: LEARNING FROM DATA, by respected and successful author Roxy Peck, resolves common problems faced by learners of elementary statistics with an innovative approach. Peck tackles the areas learners struggle with most–probability, hypothesis testing, and selecting an appropriate method of analysis–unlike any book on the market. Probability coverage is based on current research that shows how users best learn the subject. Two unique chapters, one on statistical inference and another on learning from experiment data, address two common areas of confusion: choosing a particular inference method and using inference methods with experimental data. Supported by learning objectives, real-data examples and exercises, and technology notes, this brand new book guides readers in gaining conceptual understanding, mechanical proficiency, and the ability to put knowledge into practice.

Wastewater engineering : treatment and resource recovery (2 v.)

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 15, CE 16)

Author Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse, 5/e is a thorough update of McGraw-Hill’s authoritative book on wastewater treatment. No environmental engineering professional or civil or and environmental engineering major should be without a copy of this book- it describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in this discipline, including: improved techniques for the characterization of wastewaters; improved fundamental understanding of many of the existing unit operations and processes used for wastewater treatment, especially those processes used for the biological removal of nutrients; greater implementation of several newer treatment technologies (e.g., UV disinfection, membrane filtration, and heat drying); greater concern for the long term health and environmental impacts of wastewater constituents; greater emphasis on advanced wastewater treatment and risk assessment for water reuse applications; changes in regulations and the development of new technologies for wastewater disinfection; and new regulations governing the treatment, reuse, and disposal of sludge (biosolids).Greater concern for infrastructure renewal including upgrading the design and performance of wastewater treatment plants. This revision contains a strong focus on advanced wastewater treatment technologies and stresses the reuse aspects of wastewater and biosolids.

Fundamentals of Python : data structures

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE 120)

 

Author Kenneth A. Lambert
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Cengage Learning PTR

Written for computer programming students, hobbyists, and professionals, FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES is an introduction to object-oriented design and data structures using the popular Python programming language. The level of instruction assumes at least one semester of programming in an object-oriented language such as Java, C++, or Python. Through the step-by-step instruction and exercises in this book, you’ll cover such topics as the design of collection classes with polymorphism and inheritance, multiple implementations of collection interfaces, and the analysis of the space/time tradeoffs of different collection implementations (specifically array-based implementations and link-based implementations). Collections covered include sets, lists, stacks, queues, trees, dictionaries, and graphs. Get ready to dig into Python data structures with FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: DATA STRUCTURES.

Multiagent systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate  (GE)

Editor by Gerhard Weiss
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Prentice-Hall

 

Multiagent systems are made up of multiple interacting intelligent agents — computational entities to some degree autonomous and able to cooperate, compete, communicate, act flexibly, and exercise control over their behavior within the frame of their objectives. They are the enabling technology for a wide range of advanced applications relying on distributed and parallel processing of data, information, and knowledge relevant in domains ranging from industrial manufacturing to e-commerce to health care. This book offers a state-of-the-art introduction to multiagent systems, covering the field in both breadth and depth, and treating both theory and practice. It is suitable for classroom use or independent study. This second edition has been completely revised, capturing the tremendous developments in multiagent systems since the first edition appeared in 1999. Sixteen of the book’s seventeen chapters were written for this edition; all chapters are by leaders in the field, with each author contributing to the broad base of knowledge and experience on which the book rests. The book covers basic concepts of computational agency from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations; communication among agents; coordination among agents; distributed cognition; development and engineering of multiagent systems; and background knowledge in logics and game theory. Each chapter includes references, many illustrations and examples, and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. The chapters and the overall book are designed to be self-contained and understandable without additional material. Supplemental resources are available on the book’s Web site.

 


CIRCULATION BOOKS


The Path to more sustainable energy systems : how do we get there from here?

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 201)

Author Ben W. Ebenhack
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Momentum Press

 

Energy engineers, technology managers, and political leaders all need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy–the limits of that energy–and what we will need to do in the future if we are to have a cleaner and environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technological-based civilization. This book will shed some much needed light on that conundrum. It * Provides a broad overview of our current energy sources, their uses and limitations and political and economic constraints * Clarifies the urgency behind the sweeping changes in the world’s energy needs and available supplies * Offers a rational paradigm for how we can go about selecting the optimal mix of fossil, renewable and sustainable energy sources and how we can then aggressively move toward those more sustainable sources Drawing from a combined 40 years of teaching about energy and its applications, the authors offer a broad, balanced analysis of our current energy circumstances and how we can intelligently transition from our reliance on fossil fuels to more sustainable and renewable energy sources–solar, wind, nuclear, and bio-mass. With their grounding in the traditional petroleum industries, the authors embed their arguments for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources in the hard realities of energy economics. Those hard realities include the enormous ‘energy density’ advantage that oil and gas currently provide over other alternative energies and how that must always enter into any rationale economic plan for future energy growth.

Modeling and control of engines and drivelines

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Samiel Louis Arrojado  (ME 165)

Author Lars Eriksson
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

Control systems have come to play an important role in the performance of modern vehicles with regards to meeting goals on low emissions and low fuel consumption. To achieve these goals, modeling, simulation, and analysis have become standard tools for the development of control systems in the automotive industry.

Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines provides an up-to-date treatment of the topic from a clear perspective of systems engineering and control systems, which are at the core of vehicle design.

This book has three main goals. The first is to provide a thorough understanding of component models as building blocks. It has therefore been important to provide measurements from real processes, to explain the underlying physics, to describe the modeling considerations, and to validate the resulting models experimentally. Second, the authors show how the models are used in the current design of control and diagnosis systems. These system designs are never used in isolation, so the third goal is to provide a complete setting for system integration and evaluation, including complete vehicle models together with actual requirements and driving cycle analysis.

Key features: * Covers signals, systems, and control in modern vehicles * Covers the basic dynamics of internal combustion engines and drivelines * Provides a set of standard models and includes examples and case studies * Covers turbo- and super-charging, and automotive dependability and diagnosis * Accompanied by a web site hosting example models and problems and solutions

Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines is a comprehensive reference for graduate students and the authors close collaboration with the automotive industry ensures that the knowledge and skills that practicing engineers need when analysing and developing new powertrain systems are also covered.

 


Design of fluid thermal systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 164, ME 260)

Author William S. Janna
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2015
Publisher Cengage Learning

 

This book is designed to serve senior-level engineering students taking a capstone design course in fluid and thermal systems design. It is built from the ground up with the needs and interests of practicing engineers in mind; the emphasis is on practical applications. The book begins with a discussion of design methodology, including the process of bidding to obtain a project, and project management techniques. The text continues with an introductory overview of fluid thermal systems (a pump and pumping system, a household air conditioner, a baseboard heater, a water slide, and a vacuum cleaner are among the examples given), and a review of the properties of fluids and the equations of fluid mechanics. The text then offers an in-depth discussion of piping systems, including the economics of pipe size selection. Janna examines pumps (including net positive suction head considerations) and piping systems. He provides the reader with the ability to design an entire system for moving fluids that is efficient and cost-effective. Next, the book provides a review of basic heat transfer principles, and the analysis of heat exchangers, including double pipe, shell and tube, plate and frame cross flow heat exchangers. Design considerations for these exchangers are also discussed. The text concludes with a chapter of term projects that may be undertaken by teams of students.

Micromechanics of composite materials : a generalized multiscale analysis approach

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 259)

Author Jacob Aboudi
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

With composites under increasing use in industry to replace traditional materials in components and structures, the modeling of composite performance, damage and failure has never been more important.

Micromechanics of Composite Materials: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach brings together comprehensive background information on the multiscale nature of the composite, constituent material behaviour, damage models and key techniques for multiscale modelling, as well as presenting the findings and methods, developed over a lifetime’s research, of three leading experts in the field.

The unified approach presented in the book for conducting multiscale analysis and design of conventional and smart composite materials is also applicable for structures with complete linear and nonlinear material behavior, with numerous applications provided to illustrate use.

Modeling composite behaviour is a key challenge in research and industry; when done efficiently and reliably it can save money, decrease time to market with new innovations and prevent component failure. This book provides the tools and knowledge from leading micromechanics research, allowing researchers and senior engineers within academia and industry with to improve results and streamline development workflows.

  • Brings together for the first time the findings of a lifetime’s research in micromechanics by recognized leaders in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of all micromechanics formulations in use today and a unified approach that works for the multiscale analysis and design of multi-phased composite materials, considering both small strain and large strain formulations
  • Combines otherwise disparate theory, code and techniques in a step-by-step manner for efficient and reliable modeling of composites

Construction management

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Christian R. Orozco  (CE 132)

Author Eugenio Pellicer
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

The management of construction projects is a wide ranging and challenging discipline in an increasingly international industry, facing continual challenges and demands for improvements in safety, in quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes.

Construction Management grew out of a Leonardo da Vinci project to develop a series of Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in Construction. Financed by the European Union, the project aimed to develop a library of basic materials for developing construction management skills for use in a pan-European context. Focused exclusively on the management of the construction phase of a building project from the contractor’s point of view, Construction Management covers the complete range of topics of which mastery is required by the construction management professional for the effective delivery of new construction projects.

With the continued internationalisation of the construction industry, Construction Management will be required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across Europe.

 


  Construction project safety

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 297)

Author John Schaufelberger
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Wiley

This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.

 


Fluid mechanics : fundamentals and applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. John Michael G. Constantino (CE 123, CE 124)

Author Yunus A.Cengel
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Third Edition in IS Units communicates directly with tomorrow’s engineers in a simple yet precise manner. Intended for the first fluid mechanics course for the undergraduate engineering students, this book covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physical underpinning of processes and by utilizing numerous figures, photographs, and other visual aids to reinforce the basic concepts.

REFERENCE BOOK


Bridge engineering handbook. Superstructure design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Fernando J. Germar (CE 156, CE 250)

Editor Wai-Fah Chen
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

 

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.

Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.

The second book, Superstructure Design, contains 19 chapters, and covers information on how to design all types of bridges.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes two new chapters: Extradosed Bridges and Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges
  • Updates the Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges chapter and rewrites it as two chapters: Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges and Cast-In-Place Post-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
  • Expands the chapter on Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs and divides it into two chapters: Concrete Decks and Approach Slabs
  • Rewrites seven chapters: Segmental Concrete Bridges, Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges, Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges, Orthotropic Steel Decks, and Railings

This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.

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REFERENCE BOOKS


Atlas of material damage
Recommending faculty: Prof. John Kenneth Cruz

Author George Wypych
Place of Publication Toronto
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher ChemTec Pub.

Product reliability is the major aim of technological know-how. Uninterrupted performance of manufactured products at typical and extreme conditions of its use is the major goal of product development and the most important indicator of material quality.

This book provides information on defect formation and materials damage. The following aspects of material performance are discussed:

  1. Effect of composition, morphological features, and structure of different materials on material performance, durability, and resilience
  2. Analysis of causes of material damage and degradation
  3. Effect of processing conditions on material damage
  4. Effect of combined action of different degradants on industrial products
  5. Systematic analysis of existing knowledge regarding the modes of damage and morphology of damaged material
  6. Methods of analysis of material damage
  7. Comparison of experiences generated in different sectors of industry regarding the most frequently encountered failures, reasons for these failures, and potential improvements preventing future damage

The name “Atlas” was selected to indicate emphasis of the book on illustration with many real examples of damaged products and discussion of causes of damage and potential for material improvements.

Special chapter contains examples of damage encountered in different groups of industrial products. Each group of materials is discussed according to the following breakdown:

  1. Examples of damage typically encountered in a group under discussion
  2. Results of structural analysis of degradation (e.g., image analysis, surface and bulk mapping by analytic techniques such as NMR, XPS, thermography, etc.)
  3. Credit to the source of images, references, and explanations
  4. Conditions under which material was degraded
  5. Discussion of morphological features and observations
  • Data and images are provided for many material types, making this a hard-working reference guide for engineers working in a range of different market sectors.
  • As well as providing core data, this reference explains the range of test and imaging techniques available, enabling engineers and scientists to take optimal and cost effective decisions.
  • An essential tool for identifying material damage and implementing successful maintenance and replacement regimes.

Design and analysis of modern tracking systems
Recommending faculty:

Authors Samuel Blackman, Robert Popoli
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c1999
Publisher Artech House

An overview of the state in design and implementation of advanced tracking for single and multiple sensor systems. The text provides evaluations of sensor management, kinematic and attribute data processing, data association, situation assessment, and modern tracking and data fusion methods as applied in both military and non-military arenas. The book offers full coverage of tracking topics such as passive ranging and interactive multiple model (IMM) filtering; multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) data association; Bayesian and Dempster-Shafer attribute fusion; multiple sensor tracking methods for distributed systems such as space-based surveillance systems; use of tracking data for situation assessment and sensor management; track fusion and track-before-detect (TBD) methods; and efficient allocation of agile beam radar resources. It also covers the interpretation and optimisation of tracker data, and solves the problems associated with algorithm choice and design.


Handbook of reflector antennas and feed systems (Vol. 1, 2, & 3)
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Editors Sudhakar Rao, et al.
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Artech House

This is the first truly comprehensive and most up-to-date handbook available on modern reflector antennas and feed sources for diversified space and ground applications. There has never been such an all-encompassing reflector handbook in print, and no currently available title offers coverage of such recent research developments. The Handbook consists of three volumes. Volume 1 provides a unique combination of theoretical underpinnings with design considerations and techniques.

The need for knowledge in reflector antennas has grown steadily over the last two decades due to increased use in space and ground applications, as well as their high gain and wide bandwidth capabilities at relatively low cost. This volume brings you to the leading edge of developments in the field related to numerical techniques, classical reflector geometries, adaptive reflector antennas, shaped reflectors, bifocal and bicollimated dual reflectors, advanced reflectors, and reflect arrays. A must-have reference for both practicing engineers as well as academic researchers.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Game design secrets : do what you never thought possible to market and monetize your iOS, Facebook, and Web games
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Wagner James Au
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Design great Facebook, iOS, and Web games and learn from the experts what makes a game a hit!

This invaluable resource shows how to put into action the proven design and marketing techniques from the industry’s best game designers, who all started on a small scale. The book walks novice and experienced game designers through the step-by-step process of conceptualizing, designing, launching, and managing a winning game on platforms including Facebook, iOS, and the Web. The book is filled with examples that highlight key design features, explain how to market your game, and illustrate how to turn your design into a money-making venture.

  • Provides an overview of the most popular game platforms and shows how to design games for each
  • Contains the basic principles of game design that will help promote growth and potential to generate revenue
  • Includes interviews with top independent game developers who reveal their success secrets
  • Offers an analysis of future trends that can open (or close) opportunities for game designers

Game Design Secrets provides aspiring game designers a process for planning, designing, marketing, and ultimately making money from new games.


Body area communications : channel modeling, communication systems, and EMC
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Jianqing Wang, Qiong Wang
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Providing an introduction to the fundamentals of body area communications, this book covers the key topics of channel modeling, modulation and demodulation, and performance evaluation

A systematic introduction to body area networks (BAN), this book focuses on three major parts: channel modeling, modulation/demodulation communications performance, and electromagnetic compatibility considerations. The content is logically structured to lead readers from an introductory level through to in-depth and more advanced topics.

  • Provides a concise introduction to this emerging topic based on classroom-tested materials
  • Details the latest IEEE 802.15.6 standard activities
  • Moves from very basic physics, to useful mathematic models, and then to practical considerations
  • Covers not only EM physics and communications, but also biological applications
  • Topics approached include: link budget, bit error rate performance, RAKE and diversity reception; SAR analysis for human safety evaluation; and modeling of electromagnetic interference to implanted cardiac pacemakers
  • Provides Matlab and Fortran programs for download from the Companion Website

Harness the power of Big Data : the IBM Big Data platform
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Editors Paul C. Zikopoulos, et al.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Boost your Big Data IQ! Gain insight into how to govern and consume IBM’s unique in-motion and at-rest Big Data analytic capabilities

Big Data represents a new era of computing—an inflection point of opportunity where data in any format may be explored and utilized for breakthrough insights—whether that data is in-place, in-motion, or at-rest. IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This book reveals how IBM is infusing open source Big Data technologies with IBM innovation that manifest in a platform capable of “changing the game.”

The four defining characteristics of Big Data—volume, variety, velocity, and veracity—are discussed. You’ll understand how IBM is fully committed to Hadoop and integrating it into the enterprise. Hear about how organizations are taking inventories of their existing Big Data assets, with search capabilities that help organizations discover what they could already know, and extend their reach into new data territories for unprecedented model accuracy and discovery.

In this book you will also learn not just about the technologies that make up the IBM Big Data platform, but when to leverage its purpose-built engines for analytics on data in-motion and data at-rest. And you’ll gain an understanding of how and when to govern Big Data, and how IBM’s industry-leading InfoSphere integration and governance portfolio helps you understand, govern, and effectively utilize Big Data. Industry use cases are also included in this practical guide.


Radar equations for modern radar
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author David K. Barton
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Artech House

Based on the classic Radar Range-Performance Analysis from 1980, this practical volume extends that work to ensure applicability of radar equations to the design and analysis of modern radars. This unique book helps you identify what information on the radar and its environment is needed to predict detection range. Moreover, it provides equations and data to improve the accuracy of range calculations. You find detailed information on propagation effects, methods of range calculation in environments that include clutter, jamming and thermal noise, as well as loss factors that reduce radar performance. This invaluable book is supported with nearly 200 illustrations and over 430 equations.

Contents: Background. Search Radar Equation. Radar Equations for Clutter and Jamming. Detectability Factor. Beamshape Loss. Noise Temperature. Atmospheric Effects. Pattern-Propagation Factor. Clutter and Jamming. Loss Factors in the Radar Equation.


Electronic warfare target location methods, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Richard A. Poisel
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Artech House

Describing the mathematical development underlying current and classical methods of geolocating electronic systems that are emitting, this newly revised and greatly expanded edition of a classic Artech House book offers practical guidance in electronic warfare target location. The Second Edition features a wealth of additional material including new chapters on time delay estimation, direction finding techniques, and the MUSIC algorithm. This practical resource provides you with critical design information on geolocation algorithms, and establishes the fundamentals of existing algorithms as a launch point for further algorithm development. You gain an in-depth understanding of key target location methods that you can effectively apply to your work in the field.

You discover triangulation algorithms that offer a highly efficient way to geolocate targets when the real estate on the sensor systems is adequate to support an antenna array. The book also presents quadratic geolocation techniques that can be implemented with extremely modest antennas frequently a single dipole or monopole. Moreover, this authoritative volume details methods for geolocating the source of high frequency signals with a single sensor site.


Monopulse principles and techniques, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Authors Samuel M. Sherman, David K. Barton
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Artech House

Monopulse is a type of radar that sends additional information in the signal in order to avoid problems caused by rapid changes in signal strength. Monopulse is resistant to jamming which is one of the main reasons it is used in most radar systems today. This updated and expanded edition of an Artech House classic offers engineers a current and comprehensive treatment of monopulse radar principles, techniques, and applications. The second edition features two brand new chapters, covering monopulse countermeasures and counter-countermeasures and monopulse for airborne radar and homing seekers. This essential volume categorizes and describes the various forms of monopulse radar, and analyzes their capabilities and limitations. The book also devotes considerable space to monopulse circuits and hardware components, explaining their functions and performance. This practical resource features numerous photographs and illustrations drawn from actual radar systems and components. This book serves as a valuable reference for both experienced radar engineers and those new to the field.


Radio wave propagation fundamentals
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Artem Saakian
Place of Publication Norwood, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Artech House

Written for professional engineers and students who specialize in antenna, communication and radar systems, this authoritative book provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles of electromagnetic wave propagation of radio frequencies in real-world conditions. It serves as an invaluable daily reference for practitioners in the field and also as a complete, organized text on the subject. This comprehensive resource covers a wide range of essential topics, from the classification of radio waves, electromagnetic wave theory, and antennas for RF radio links…to the impact of the earth surface on the propagation of ground waves, atmospheric affects in radio wave propagation, and radio wave reception. This book is packed with over 1,105 time-saving equations and key discussions are supported with more than 190 illustrations. Moreover, each chapter includes problem sets to test the reader’s mastery of the material.


The micro-Doppler effect in radar
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Victor C. Chen
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Artech House

The Doppler Effect can be thought of as the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to the source of the wave. In radar, it is used to measure the velocity of detected objects. This highly practical resource provides thorough working knowledge of the micro-Doppler effect in radar, including its principles, applications and implementation with MATLAB codes. The book presents code for simulating radar backscattering from targets with various motions, generating micro-Doppler signatures, and analyzing the characteristics of targets. In this title, professionals will find detailed descriptions of the physics and mathematics of the Doppler and micro-Doppler effect. The book provides a wide range of clear examples, including an oscillating pendulum, a spinning and precession heavy top, rotating rotor blades of a helicopter, rotating wind-turbine blades, a person walking with swinging arms and legs, a flying bird, and movements of quadruped animals.


Free2Play : making money from games you give away
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza

Author Will Luton
Place of Publication Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher New Riders

“Will’s knowledge of F2P comes from years of building games, as well as writing about and consulting with developers on the model. All the topics covered in this book—economics, gameplay, monetization, analytics and marketing—are important to consider when you’re building an F2P game, and Will covers each with an easy-to-digest style.” —Ian Marsh, co-founder, NimbleBit

Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away is an accessible and complete guide to the business model that has revolutionized the videogames industry, creating huge hits, multi-billion-dollar startups and a new deal for players: Play for free, spend on what you like.

Written by respected game designer and consultant Will Luton, Free-to-Play gives you the in-the-trenches insight you need to build, run and make money from games you give away. In it you’ll find:

  • Psychology behind player decisions and the motivations to play
  • Simple and accessible explanations of the math and economic theories behind F2P, including working examples
  • Processes for capturing and using player data to improve your game
  • Marketing tips on positioning your game and attracting players

Plus: A downloadable F2P spreadsheet, articles from the author, a foreword by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh and an interview with Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus.


Social game design : monetization methods and mechanics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza

Authors Tim Fields, Brandon Cotton
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Social Game Design reveals what you need to know in order to create and monetize online social games. Using examples from successful game designs, you’ll learn what makes these games compelling, and why people will pay to play them. This book will inspire you to apply these principles in order to meet the challenges of this new space, creating original games that both delight players and generate profit. We’ll talk about different business models, how to acquire and keep players, how to sell virtual goods, and how to keep players coming back day after day.


Appreneur : secrets to success in the App Store
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza

Author Taylor Pierce
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Apress

You are interested in making an app. You have read all of the stories of successful developers and appreneurs. You are determined to get a piece of the pie. The world of apps is the fastest growing market in the world today, and it is here to stay. The best part is you can get in on it! Now what if I told you that without the knowledge contained in this book the odds of you making a profit are slim to none? What if I also told you that you probably wouldn’t break even? There is more to apps than most people think. The average person assumes that if they make an app, they will instantly become a millionaire. The truth is without the knowledge from years of successes and failures, you just won’t know where to begin.

Appreneur book contains tips, tricks, secrets, and stories from the top developers, appreneurs, and companies from around the globe. After reading this book, you will have the knowledge to bring your idea to life, market it, promote it, and sell it in a way that would have otherwise been impossible.

What you’ll learn

  • How to start at the bottom and rise to the top
  • How to choose the right development and platform for you
  • How to create a market for yourself instead of playing the competition
  • How to generate revenue from various app business models available
  • How to figure out what’s hot versus what’s not
  • How to make the most of your advertising dollars
  • What is free to pay (F2P) model and how to take advantage of it
  • How to secure your rights and later sell your rights to cash out or “hit it big”
  • How to evolve with the app stores and keep piracy to a minimum

Who this book is for
This book is for aspiring indie mobile app developers, especially those who want to build and sell apps on Apple iTunes App Store.


A theory of fun for game design
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza

Author Raph Koster
Place of Publication Scottsdale
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Paraglyph Press

A Theory of Fun for Game Design is not your typical how-to book. It features a novel way of teaching interactive designers how to create and improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun. As the book shows, designing for fun is all about making interactive products like games highly entertaining, engaging, and addictive. The book’s unique approach of providing a highly visual storyboard approach combined with a narrative on the art and practice of designing for fun is sure to be a hit with game and interactive designers, At first glance A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book that will truly inspire and challenge game designers to think in new was; however, its universal message will influence designers from all walks of life. This book captures the real essence of what drives us to seek out products and experiences that are truly fun and entertaining. The author masterfully presents his engaging theory by showing readers how many designs are lacking because they are predictable and not engaging enough. He then explains how great designers use different types of elements in new ways to make designs more fun and compelling. Anyone who is interested in design will enjoy how the book works on two levels–as a quick inspiration guide to game design, or as an informative discussion that details the insightful thinking from a great mind in the game industry.


The art of game design : a book of lenses
Recommending faculty:

Author Jesse Schell
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design – no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses – one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer – and will understand how to do it.


Burn your portfolio : stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza

Author Michael Janda
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher New Riders

It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do’s and don’ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers, photographers, web designers, copy writers, programmers, and architects only learn after putting in years of experience on the job.

Michael Janda, owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humor to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the last decade from the personal successes and failures he has faced running his own agency. In this surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda’s advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes.


Game analytics : maximizing the value of player data
Recommending faculty:

Editors Magy Seif El-Nasr, et al.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Springer

Developing a successful game in today’s market is a challenging endeavor. Thousands of titles are published yearly, all competing for players’ time and attention. Game analytics has emerged in the past few years as one of the main resources for ensuring game quality, maximizing success, understanding player behavior and enhancing the quality of the player experience. It has led to a paradigm shift in the development and design strategies of digital games, bringing data-driven intelligence practices into the fray for informing decision making at operational, tactical and strategic levels.

Game Analytics – Maximizing the Value of Player Data is the first book on the topic of game analytics; the process of discovering and communicating patterns in data towards evaluating and driving action, improving performance and solving problems in game development and game research. Written by over 50 international experts from industry and research, it covers a comprehensive range of topics across more than 30 chapters, providing an in-depth discussion of game analytics and its practical applications.

Topics covered include monetization strategies, design of telemetry systems, analytics for iterative production, game data mining and big data in game development, spatial analytics, visualization and reporting of analysis, player behavior analysis, quantitative user testing and game user research. This state-of-the-art volume is an essential source of reference for game developers and researchers.

Key takeaways include:

  • Thorough introduction to game analytics; covering analytics applied to data on players, processes and performance throughout the game lifecycle.
  • In-depth coverage and advice on setting up analytics systems and developing good practices for integrating analytics in game-development and -management.
  • Contributions by leading researchers and experienced professionals from the industry, including Ubisoft, Sony, EA, Bioware, Square Enix, THQ, Volition, and PlayableGames.
  • Interviews with experienced industry professionals on how they use analytics to create hit games.

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REFERENCE BOOKS


Handbook of environmental engineering assessment : strategy, planning, and management
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

This is one of the most comprehensive books on complex subjects of environmental engineering assessment and planning. Addressing these issues requires an understanding of technical, economic, and policy perspectives; based upon extensive research and practical experience of the authors, these perspectives are thoughtfully and clearly presented.

Covered in this book are subjects related to environmental engineering and planning which include environmental laws and regulations, international perspectives on environmental analysis engineering and planning, economic and social impact analysis, public participation, and energy and environmental implications of major public works and private projects. Contemporary issues ranging from climate change to ecorisk and sustainability are covered in a special section as well.

Under Contemporary Challenges are environmental issues that have received considerable public support and concern; they include: climate change, acid rain, deforestation, endangered species, biodiversity, ecorisk, cultural resources, and sustainability. For most of these issues, there are scientific agreements and disagreements; there are many uncertainties, thus views differ widely. These topics are discussed in considerable detail. Notwithstanding uncertainties and differing views on such topics, all of this information is put in a policy context such that progress towards addressing these contemporary challenges can be made while consensus on the nature and extent of the problem and resultant solutions are being developed.

The book provides considerable information about many timeless issues. These issues range from resources needed for sustaining the quality of life on the planet: air resources to natural resources. Specifically covered are: air, water, land, ecology, sound/noise, human aspects, economics, and resources. For each of these areas, some of the key elements are described so that one can effectively manage complex environmental engineering and planning requirements. Each of the elements are clearly defined and other information, such as how human activities affect the element, source of affects, variable to be measured, how such variables can be measured, data sources, and evaluation and interpretation of data, etc. are provided. Material presented provides a rich source of information so the reader can efficiently and effectively use it to make meaningful environmental engineering, planning, and management decisions.

  • Help with every aspect of analyzing the environmental implications of a project.
  • Complete coverage of current approaches, practices, procedures, documentations, regulations, and issues related to environmental engineering and planning.
  • Step-by-step directions for preparing environmental impact analysis, and environmental reports.
  • Valuable expert advice on international perspectives, public participation, social and environmental impacts.
  • A comprehensive write-up on contemporary issues ranging from climate change to sustainability.
  • A comprehensive description and analysis of timeless issues ranging from air resources to natural resources.

Practical handbook of photovoltaics : fundamentals and applications, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto

Editors Augustin McEvoy, et al.
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Academic Press

As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a ‘benchmark’ publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices.
The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies.

The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia.

The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.

  • A thorough update to the ‘benchmark’ publication from a cast of industrial and academic international experts ensures top quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives
  • Covers all things PV- from principles of solar cells and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full PV systems, including standards, testing, economics and environmental impacts
  • Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a vast collection of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

Handbook of corrosion engineering, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty:

Author Pierre R. Roberge
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

THE MOST COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE CORROSION CONTROL REFERENCE

Fully revised throughout, Handbook of Corrosion Engineering, Second Edition discusses the latest advances in corrosion-resistant materials, methods, and protective coatings. This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of corrosion damage, including detection, monitoring, prevention, and control. Written by a world-renowned expert on the subject, the book helps you to select materials and resolve design issues where corrosion is considered a factor. Understand, predict, evaluate, mitigate, and correct corrosion problems with help from this authoritative guide.

Coverage includes:

  • Aqueous corrosion
  • High-temperature corrosion
  • Atmospheric, water, seawater, soil, concrete, and microbial environments
  • Modeling, life prediction, and computer applications
  • Identifying and inspecting corrosion failures
  • Corrosion maintenance through inspection and monitoring
  • Corrosion testing
  • Selection and design of engineering materials
  • Protective coatings and corrosion inhibitors
  • Cathodic and anodic protection

CIRCULATION BOOKS


The rough guide to Android phones & tablets, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Andrew Clare
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Rough Guides

The Rough Guide to Android Phones is the ultimate guide for Android phone users. The book shares all the tips and tricks that ensure the phone performs to its full potential. The book includes a complete lowdown on the hottest 100 Android apps, as well as codes to use for on-the-spot downloading. The Rough Guide reveals the secrets of this up-and-coming mobile operating system, covering models produced by Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and many more. From the basic questions like “What is Android?” to making the most of its functionality, this is the complete companion to your Android phone.

Stats:

  • More than 250,000 Android apps available
  • Android was listed as the bestselling smartphone platform worldwide in Q4 2010 by Canalys.

Agile data warehousing project management : business intelligence systems using Scrum
Recommending faculty: Prof. Eugene Rex L. Jalao

Author Ralph Hughes
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

You have to make sense of enormous amounts of data, and while the notion of “agile data warehousing” might sound tricky, it can yield as much as a 3-to-1 speed advantage while cutting project costs in half. Bring this highly effective technique to your organization with the wisdom of agile data warehousing expert Ralph Hughes. Agile Data Warehousing Project Management will give you a thorough introduction to the method as you would practice it in the project room to build a serious “data mart.” Regardless of where you are today, this step-by-step implementation guide will prepare you to join or even lead a team in visualizing, building, and validating a single component to an enterprise data warehouse.

  • Provides a thorough grounding on the mechanics of Scrum as well as practical advice on keeping your team on track
  • Includes strategies for getting accurate and actionable requirements from a team’s business partner
  • Revolutionary estimating techniques that make forecasting labor far more understandable and accurate
  • Demonstrates a blends of Agile methods to simplify team management and synchronize inputs across IT specialties
  • Enables you and your teams to start simple and progress steadily to world-class performance levels

Observing the user experience : a practitioner’s guide to user research, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Elizabeth Goodman, et al.
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

The gap between who designers and developers imagine their users are, and who those users really are can be the biggest problem with product development. Observing the User Experience will help you bridge that gap to understand what your users want and need from your product, and whether they’ll be able to use what you’ve created.

Filled with real-world experience and a wealth of practical information, this book presents a complete toolbox of techniques to help designers and developers see through the eyes of their users. It provides in-depth coverage of 13 user experience research techniques that will provide a basis for developing better products, whether they’re Web, software or mobile based. In addition, it’s written with an understanding of product development in the real world, taking tight budgets, short schedules, and existing processes into account.

Since the publication of the first edition, the business of user research has exploded with new technologies and new techniques. This second edition takes those changes into account with extensive revisions to existing topics. It also adds entirely new material on observational research, mobile usability, diary studies, remote research, and cross-cultural and multilingual projects.

  • Explains how to balance usability with creativity and originality
  • A valuable resource for designers, developers, project managers — anyone whose work affects the end user experience
  • Provides a real-world perspective on research. Helps you do user research cheaply and quickly, and present it persuasively
  • Gives you the tools and confidence to perform user research on your own design, tuning user experience to the unique needs of your product and its users

Interactive storytelling for video games : a player-centered approach to creating memorable characters and stories
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Josiah Lebowitz and Chris Klug
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Focal Press

What really makes a video game story interactive?
What’s the best way to create an interactive story?
How much control should players be given?
Do they really want that control in the first place?
Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious preferences?

All of these questions and more are examined in this definitive book on interactive storytelling for video games. You’ll get detailed descriptions of all major types of interactive stories, case studies of popular games (including Bioshock, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, and Metal Gear Solid), and how players interact with them, and an in-depth analysis of the results of a national survey on player storytelling preferences in games. You’ll get the expert advice you need to generate compelling and original game concepts and narratives.


Android application development cookbook : 93 recipes for building winning apps
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Wei-Meng Lee
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

A must-have collection of ready-to-use Android recipes!

The popularity of Google Android devices is seemingly unstoppable and the Android 4 release offers, for the first time, a single OS solution for building both phone and tablet applications. With that exciting information in mind, veteran author Wei-Meng Lee presents you with 100 unique recipes that you can apply today in order to discover solutions to some of the most commonly encountered problems that exist in Android programming.

Covering the scope of multiple Android releases up through Android 4, this reference features a task description, followed by the solution(s) available, and a standalone project file that illustrates the use of the recipe. Formatting each recipe to be standalone, Wei-Meng Lee allows you to jump into the relevant recipe to find a solution to specific challenges.

  • Identifies and describes a programming task, provides a step-by-step solution, and presents a full-code solution ready for download
  • Covers multiple Android releases
  • Addresses such topics as user interfaces, telephony and messaging, networking, Google maps, location-based services, persisting data, leveraging hardware features, and more

Android Application Development Cookbook is your solution to discovering…solutions!


Human-computer interaction : an empirical research perspective
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Pedrasa

Author I. Scott MacKenzie
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective is the definitive guide to empirical research in HCI. The book begins with foundational topics including historical context, the human factor, interaction elements, and the fundamentals of science and research. From there, you’ll progress to learning about the methods for conducting an experiment to evaluate a new computer interface or interaction technique. There are detailed discussions and how-to analyses on models of interaction, focusing on descriptive models and predictive models. Writing and publishing a research paper is explored with helpful tips for success. Throughout the book, you’ll find hands-on exercises, checklists, and real-world examples. This is your must-have, comprehensive guide to empirical and experimental research in HCI-an essential addition to your HCI library.

  • Master empirical and experimental research with this comprehensive, A-to-Z guide in a concise, hands-on reference
  • Discover the practical and theoretical ins-and-outs of user studies
  • Find exercises, takeaway points, and case studies throughout

Professional Android 4 application development
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Reto Meier
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4

The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you’re an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Google’s lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4, including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Beam, and more.

  • Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications for Android smartphones and tablets
  • Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releases including Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updated APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform
  • Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop, fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, new environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation framework, and a range of new communications techniques including NFC and Wi-Fi direct
  • Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your applications, best practices for user experience, and more

This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.


Game design essentials
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Briar Lee Mitchell
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

An easy-to-follow primer on the fundamentals of digital game design

The quickly evolving mobile market is spurring digital game creation into the stratosphere, with revenue from games exceeding that of the film industry. With this guide to the basics, you’ll get in on the game of digital game design while you learn the skills required for storyboarding, character creation, environment creation, level design, programming, and testing.

  • Teaches basic skill sets in the context of current systems, genres, and game-play styles
  • Demonstrates how to design for different sectors within gaming including console, PC, handheld, and mobile
  • Explores low-poly modeling for game play
  • Addresses character and prop animation, lighting and rendering, and environment design
  • Discusses the path from concept to product, including pre- and post-production
  • Includes real-world scenarios and interviews with key studio and industry professionals

With Game Design Essentials, you’ll benefit from a general-but-thorough overview of the core art and technology fundamentals of digital game design for the 21st century.


Polymer nanocomposites by emulsion and suspension polymerization

Editor Vikas Mittal
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher RSC Pub.

Polymer nanocomposites revolutionized research in the composites area by achieving the nanoscale dispersion of the inorganic filler (clay platelets) in the polymer matrices after suitable surface modifications of the filler phase. A large number of polymer matrices were tried and nanocomposites with varying degrees of successes were achieved with these polymer systems. The majority of the synthesis are carried out by melt blending which frequently result in the full exfoliation of the filler. However, advanced techniques provide a number of advantages as compared to the melt blending and lead to more uniform composites with enhanced properties. There are a number of recent advances in these methods such as the use of reactive surfactants, modified initiators, advanced clay surface modifications, use of a variety of fillers, inverse polymerization, and miniemulsion polymerization methods which have further led the generation of advanced exfoliated nanocomposites. Until now, most of the published research has been scattered throughout the literature. This book provides a single comprehensive source of information about one of the most important facets of polymer nanocomposites technology: synthesis in emulsion and suspension. These polymerization methods lead to the generation of the well delaminated polymer nanocomposites with a wide range of polymer matrices. This book serves as both a professional reference for experienced researchers and a valuable text for newcomers to the field. It makes the reader aware of the potential commercial use of these recent developments.


Game development essentials : an introduction, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Jeannie Novak
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS, International Edition is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development.

With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development.


Introductory bioelectronics : for engineers and physical scientists
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Ronald Pethig & Stewart Smith
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Bioelectronics is a rich field of research involving the application of electronics engineering principles to biology, medicine, and the health sciences. With its interdisciplinary nature, bioelectronics spans state-of-the-art research at the interface between the life sciences, engineering and physical sciences.

Introductory Bioelectronics offers a concise overview of the field and teaches the fundamentals of biochemical, biophysical, electrical, and physiological concepts relevant to bioelectronics. It is the first book to bring together these various topics, and to explain the basic theory and practical applications at an introductory level.

The authors describe and contextualise the science by examining recent research and commercial applications. They also cover the design methods and forms of instrumentation that are required in the application of bioelectronics technology. The result is a unique book with the following key features:

  • an interdisciplinary approach, which develops theory through practical examples and clinical applications, and delivers the necessary biological knowledge from an electronic engineer’s perspective
  • a problem section in each chapter that readers can use for self-assessment, with model answers given at the end of the book along with references to key scientific publications
  • discussions of new developments in the bioelectronics and biosensors fields, such as microfluidic devices and nanotechnology

Supplying the tools to succeed, this text is the best resource for engineering and physical sciences students in bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and micro/nano-engineering. Not only that, it is also a resource for researchers without formal training in biology, who are entering PhD programmes or working on industrial projects in these areas.


Biomaterials science : an introduction to materials in medicine, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Liberato

Editor Buddy D. Ratner, et al.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Academic Press

The revised edition of this renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine.

  • Over 29,000 copies sold, this is the most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials: “the only such text that currently covers this area comprehensively” – Materials Today
  • Edited by four of the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials
  • Fully revised and expanded, key new topics include of tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and new clinical applications, with new teaching and learning material throughout, case studies and a downloadable image bank

Ethics in information technology
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author George W. Reynolds
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Give your students a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and societal implications of information technology with Reynolds’ “Ethics in Information Technology, 4/e, International Edition”. The latest edition of this dynamic text provides the most up-to-date, thorough coverage of newsworthy technology developments and their impact on business today. Students examine issues surrounding professional codes of ethics, file sharing, and infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations.

This book offers an excellent foundation in ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals. Unlike typical introductory Information Systems books that provide only one chapter for ethics and IT and cannot cover the full scope of IT-related ethical issues, “Ethics in Information Technology, 4/e, International Edition” provides thorough coverage focused on preparing the individuals who are primarily responsible for addressing ethical issues in today’s workplace. Future business managers and IT professionals learn how to examine the various ethical situations that typically arise in IT and gain experience from the book’s practical advice for addressing the issues.

Up-to-the-minute business vignettes and thought-provoking questions challenge students’ knowledge; while features focused on decision making, such as this edition’s updated Manager’s Checklists, provide brief, critical points to consider in making key business decisions. Trust “Ethics in Information Technology, 4/e, International Edition” to equip your business decision makers with the understanding of ethics and IT needed for ongoing business success.


Information technology project management, 7th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Kathy Schwalbe
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Introduce your students to exciting “behind-the-scenes” opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe’s unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7E, International Edition. This one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT) projects that extend well beyond standard project management requirements.
No book offers more up-to-the minute insights and software tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition, the global standard for managing projects and earning certification. The book weaves today’s theory with successful practices for an understandable, integrated presentation that focuses on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7E, International Edition is the only text to apply all ten project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Students master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups–initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Intriguing examples from familiar companies featured in today’s news, a new Agile case, opportunities with MindView software, and a new chapter on project stakeholder management further ensure your readers have the foundation to manage IT projects with success.


The multiplayer classroom : designing coursework as a game
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Lee Sheldon
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

Discover how to engage your students and raise their grades and attendance in your classroom. THE MULTIPLAYER CLASSROOM: DESIGNING COURSEWORK AS A GAME is your detailed guide to designing any structured learning experience as a game. Written for professional educators or those learning to be educators, here are the tools to engage and excite students by using principles learned in the development of popular video games. Suitable for use in the classroom or the boardroom, the book features a reader-friendly style that introduces game concepts and vocabulary in a logical way. You don’t need any experience making games or even playing games to use this book. Yet, you will learn how to create multiplayer games for any age on any subject. Bring your classroom into the 21st century!


Quality hand soldering and circuit board repair, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author H. (Ted) Smith
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Straightforward and easy to understand, the Sixth Edition of Quality Hand Soldering and Circuit Board Repair has been thoroughly revised to provide readers with the most up to date information in the industry. Focusing on the production and repair of circuit boards, this text begins with the basics of soldering and the requirements for a reliable solder connection. Readers are then guided through a variety of circuit board repairs, from conformal coating identification and removal to different types of track/pad repairs, burn repairs, and edge connector repairs. With safety tips and multiple opportunities for review and practice, this step by step reference book provides readers with the skills and knowledge needed to remain competitive and in accordance with international standards.


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