Jan 28

RESERVE BOOKS


Interpreting engineering drawings, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Jennifer F. Callanga (ME 131, 136; MES 1)

Author Theodore J. Branoff
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, 8th EDITION offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that shows readers how to create professional-quality engineering drawings that can be interpreted with precision in today’s technology-based industries. This flexible, user-friendly textbook offers unsurpassed coverage of the theory and practical applications that you’ll need as readers communicate technical concepts in an international marketplace. All material is developed around the latest ASME drawing standards, helping readers keep pace with the dynamic changes in the field of engineering graphics.


Understanding spatial media

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GmE 210)

Editors Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault, Matthew W. Wilson
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication 2017
Publisher SAGE Publications

Over the past decade, a new set of interactive, open, participatory, and networked spatial media have become widespread. These include mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geodesign and architectural and planning tools, urban dashboards and citizen reporting geosystems, augmented reality media, and locative media. Collectively, these produce and mediate spatial big data and are reshaping spatial knowledge, spatial behavior, and spatial politics.

Understanding Spatial Media brings together leading scholars from around the globe to examine these new spatial media, their attendant technologies, spatial data, and their social, economic, and political effects.

The 22 chapters are divided into the following sections:

  • Spatial media technologies
  • Spatial data and spatial media
  • The consequences of spatial media
  • Understanding Spatial Media is the perfect introduction to this fast emerging phenomena for students and practitioners of geography, urban studies, data science, and media and communications.


Cartography : science of making maps

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 173)

Editor Tucker Nichollas
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Larsen and Keller Education

Cartography concerns itself with the study and application of making maps. It is an important practice in the fields of transportation and circumnavigation, military and research-related purposes. The book aims to shed light on some of the fundamentals concepts of cartography. It is specifically designed for the students to learn details about this field. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles of the area. The topics covered in this extensive book deal with the core subjects of cartography. Through this text, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new techniques in this field.


Exploring physical geography, 2nd Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 173)

Authors Stephen J. Reynolds [and four others]
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2018]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Stephen Reynolds, author of the highly successful Exploring Geology, brings his ground-breaking, visually spectacular approach to Exploring Physical Geography. Intended for an introductory geography course, such as Physical Geography, Reynolds Exploring Physical Geography promotes inquiry and science as an active process. It encourages student curiosity and aims to activate existing student knowledge by posing the title of every two-page spread and every subsection as a question. In addition, questions are dispersed throughout the book. Integrated into the book are opportunities for students to observe patterns, features, and examples before the underlying concepts are explained. That is, we employ a learning-cycle approach where student exploration precedes the introduction of geographic terms and the application of knowledge to a new situation.

Exploring Physical Geography introduces terms after students have an opportunity to observe the feature or concept that is being named. This approach is consistent with several educational philosophies, including a learning cycle and just-in-time teaching. Research on learning cycles shows that students are more likely to retain a term if they already have a mental image of the thing being named (Lawson, 2003). Also, the figure-based approach in this book allows terms to be introduced in their context rather than as a definition that is detached from a visual representation of the term. We introduce new terms in italics rather than in boldface, because boldfaced terms on a textbook page cause students to immediately focus mostly on the terms, rather than build an understanding of the concepts.

Featuring more than 2,500 photographs and illustration, Exploring Physical Geography engages students with strong visuals, unique two-page spreads, and Before You Leave This Page objectives.


Remote sensing for sustainability

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 159, 179)

Editor Qihao Weng
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art remote sensing knowledge integral for monitoring the world’s natural resources and environments, managing exposure to natural disasters and man-made risks, and helping understand the sustainability and productivity of natural ecosystems.

Bridging the gap between remote sensing and sustainability science this book examines theories and methods as well as practical applications of sustainable development for cities using remote sensing; focuses on remote sensing methods and techniques for sustainable natural resources with emphasize on forests; answers questions on how and what the remote sensing methods and techniques can do for the sustainability of environmental systems; and examines the issues of energy use and sustainable energy sources using remote sensing technology in countries such as Germany, China, the U.S, drawing on case studies to demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing techniques.

This comprehensive guide, which can serve to professors, researchers, and students alike, takes in consideration the United Nations set of sustainable development goals and intends to contribute to the GEO’s Strategic Plan by addressing and exemplifying a number of societal benefit areas of remote sensing data sets, methods, and techniques for sustainable development.


CIRCULATION BOOKS

Introduction to geographic information systems

Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GIME 175)

Author Jayceon Garcia
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Larsen & Keller

The book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of geographic information systems (GIS). It provides thorough knowledge about the basic principles of this subject. Geographic information systems refer to a system that is used to manipulate, capture, store, analyze and maintain geographical data. The textbook covers the various fields that use this technology as well as the methods associated with it. It also focuses on the theoretical aspects on geographic information science. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this book covers the most significant topics in this field. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in GIS.


Project management : a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling, 12th Ed.

Recommended by: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 153, 221)

Author Harold Kerzner
Place of Publication BHoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Project Management, or the “Project Management bible” as it’s widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management. It features a streamlined approach to PM functions without stinting on detailed coverage of the tools and methods used at all stages of a project.

This 12th Edition has been updated to reflect industry changes and features in-depth coverage of emerging topics, including global stakeholder management, causes of failure, agile project management, project governance failure, customer approval milestones, classifying project metrics, and more. Also, supplementary materials are available for students, professionals, and instructors.

  • Understand organizational structures and project management functions
  • Learn how to control costs, manage risk, and analyze trade-offs
  • Examine different methods used for planning, scheduling, QA, and more
  • Work effectively with customers and stakeholders from around the globe
  • As projects increase in scope and complexity, managing them across time zones, language barriers, and technology platforms requires a systematic approach that accounts for every detail. All the more reason to keep Project Management, 12th Edition within arm’s reach throughout all stages of the projects you manage.


    Engineering geology

    Recommended by: Prof. Bienvenido Cancellar (GE 153)

    Editor Dave Cox
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Magnum Publishing

    Engineering geology is the application of the geological sciences to engineering study for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and accounted for. Engineering geology studies may be performed during the planning, environmental impact analysis, civil or structural engineering design, value engineering and construction phases of public and private works projects, and during post-construction and forensic phases of projects. This book covers the fields of the earth sciences and engineering, particularly geological and geotechnical engineering. The focus of the book is on geological or engineering studies that are of interest to engineering geologists.

    Apr 6

    CIRCULATION BOOKS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wind energy engineering, 2nd Ed.

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

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

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

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

    Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

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

    Renewable energy & sustainable design

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

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

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


    Introduction to Bayesian statistics, 3rd Ed.

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

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

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

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

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


    Principles of engineering thermodynamics

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

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

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


    Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

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

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

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


    Thermodynamics for engineers

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

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

    Features

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

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

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

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

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


    RESERVE BOOKS

    Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, 11th Ed.

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

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

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

    In this edition:

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

    Refrigeration and air conditioning technology, 8th Ed.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


    Principles of heat transfer, 8th Ed.

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

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

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


    Advanced engineering mathematics with MATLAB, 4th Ed.

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

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

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


    DONATED BOOKS

    An enduring quest : the story of Purdue industrial engineers

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

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

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


    Advances in ergonomics in manufacturing

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

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

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


    2017 ASHRAE handbook : fundamentals

    Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

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

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

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

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


    Incompressible fluid dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

    The book includes the following chapters:

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

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

    Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero

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

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


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

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Donated by: Dr. Aura C. Matias

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

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

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


    Engineering mechanics: statics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

    The book contains the following chapters:

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

    Engineering mechanics: dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

    The book contains the following chapters:

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

    Introduction to mathematical fluid dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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

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


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

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


    An introduction to fluid dynamics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


    Structure of the earth

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

    The book contains the following chapters:

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

    Dynamics of nonhomogeneous fluids

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

    The book includes the following:

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

    Principles of turbomachinery

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


    Fluid mechanics, 6th Ed.

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

    The book includes the following chapters:

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

    Fluid mechanics

    Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

    Oct 12

    CIRCULATION BOOKS


    A Six Sigma approach to sustainability : continual improvement for social responsibility

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

    Author Holly A. Duckworth
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher CRC Press

    In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company launched in 578 AD that managed to thrive as a family-owned business for nearly 1500 years.

    With the 2010 publication of an international standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), and increased attention to sustainability and sustainability reporting, many organizations today are heeding the call to operate with this standard in mind. However, once the guidelines are understood and the gaps measured, these same organizations often struggle during implementation.

    Leveraging many decades of combined experience in Quality Management and Product Development, the authors of this seminal book provide a proven solution to help you turn information into action. Defining exactly what social responsibility means, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability introduces SOFAIR, a six-step methodology for achieving sustainability through social responsibility performance improvement. This rigorous methodology uses Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods, as a basis for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s social responsibility performance improvement effort.

    The book explains and demonstrates the meaning of CISR® – continual improvement for social responsibility – and illustrates the six-step SOFAIR methodology with many examples. The authors explain how your existing organizational continual improvement efforts can be adapted to also focus on sustainability. Four case studies are provided that demonstrate the application of the methodology in manufacturing, healthcare, business processes, and everyday personal life. Finally, the authors provide 10 things you can do today as social responsibility action.

    Kongo Gumi represents the author’s goal of sustainability, and prompts the question, “What will your organization look like, not in 5-10 years, but in fifteen centuries?” This book provides a way for you to take action to create a more sustainable environment where your customers, suppliers, employees, and communities are available for your organization for decades, and even centuries, to come.


    Reliability of safety-critical systems : theory and applications

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 198, 298)

    Author Marvin Rausand
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Presents the theory and methodology for reliability assessments of safety-critical functions through examples from a wide range of applications

    Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.

    Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements key safety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safety integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, beginning with specification and design and advancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. The key categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, including strategies for the allocation of reliability performance requirements; assessment methods in relation to design; and reliability quantification in relation to operation and maintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex modern technology developments are featured, as well as:

    • Real-world examples from large industry facilities with major accident potential and products owned by the general public such as cars and tools
    • Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysis and solution of common issues when assessing all facets of safety-critical systems
    • Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can be applied to the analysis of any safety-critical system
    • A brief appendix of probability theory for reference

    With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introduced into systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals, consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry out practical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-critical systems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications is also a useful textbook for courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliability engineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consulting companies offering short courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.


    Design thinking : new product development essentials from the PDMA

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

    Editor Michael G. Luchs
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Develop a more systematic, human-centered, results-oriented thought process

    Design Thinking is the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to better problem solving and decision-making in product development and beyond. The second in the New Product Development Essentials series, this book shows you how to bridge the gap between the strategic importance of design and the tactical approach of design thinking. You’ll learn how to approach new product development from a fresh perspective, with a focus on systematic, targeted thinking that results in a repeatable, human-centered problem-solving process. Integrating high-level discussion with practical, actionable strategy, this book helps you re-tool your thought processes in a way that translates well beyond product development, giving you a new way to approach business strategy and more.

    Design is a process of systematic creativity that yields the most appropriate solution to a properly identified problem. Design thinking disrupts stalemates and brings logic to the forefront of the conversation. This book shows you how to adopt these techniques and train your brain to see the answer to any question, at any level, in any stage of the development process.

    • Become a better problem-solver in every aspect of business
    • Connect strategy with practice in the context of product development
    • Systematically map out your new product, service, or business
    • Experiment with new thought processes and decision making strategies

    You can’t rely on old ways of thinking to produce the newest, most cutting-edge solutions. Product development is the bedrock of business —whether your “product” is a tangible object, a service, or the business itself — and your approach must be consistently and reliably productive. Design Thinking helps you internalize this essential process so you can bring value to innovation and merge strategy with reality.


    Product design for engineers, International edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

    Author Devdas Shetty
    Place of Publication Australia
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    Develop key skills you’ll need for your career in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive engineering with PRODUCT DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS. This empowering text explores techniques for managing innovation, entrepreneurship, and design and introduces you to the creative problem-solving method for product success. Case studies in every chapter explore issues of design for assembly, disassembly, reliability, maintainability, and sustainability. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, step-by-step coverage, and helpful illustrations and charts give you everything you need to design cost-effective, innovative products.


    Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry

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

    Author Ben Backwell
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication 2015
    Publisher Routledge

    Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind power. The book also examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe.

    The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry attracting substantial investment in recent years. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while wind is successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US.

    The specialist wind turbine companies that pioneered the business have gone global over the last decade, while big industrial conglomerates have entered the fray. European companies are struggling to maintain their technological and market lead in the sector, in a three cornered battle with China and the US.

    Meanwhile, the industry is fighting to drive down costs in the face of a fossil fuel generation industry bolstered by the onset of cheap shale gas. And wind companies continue to wrestle with a stop-go cycle of investment across the world, with some traditional markets stuttering under the impact of the financial crisis and fiscal austerity, while new power hungry markets in Asia and South America emerge.

    Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy.


    The politics of green transformations

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

    Editor Ian Scoones
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication 2015
    Publisher Routledge

    Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability

    Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.


    Our energy future : resources, alternatives, and the environment, Second edition

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

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Presents an overview on the different aspects of the energy value chain and discusses the issues that future energy is facing

    This book covers energy and the energy policy choices which face society. The book presents easy-to-grasp information and analysis, and includes statistical data for energy production, consumption and simple formulas. Among the aspects considered are: science, technology, economics and the impact on health and the environment. In this new edition two new chapters have been added: The first new chapter deals with unconventional fossil fuels, a resource which has become very important from the economical point of view, especially in the United States. The second new chapter presents the applications of nanotechnology in the energy domain.

    • Provides a global vision of available and potential energy sources
    • Discusses advantages and drawbacks to help prepare current and future generations to use energy differently
    • Includes new chapters covering unconventional fossil fuels and nanotechnology as new energy

    Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment, Second Edition, is written for professionals, students, teachers, decision-makers and politicians involved in the energy domain and interested in environmental issues.


    Wind energy engineering, Second edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 223)

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

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

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

    Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

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

    Particle adhesion and removal

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

    Editor K.L. Mittal
    Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Scrivener Publishing LLC

    The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments.

    Among the topics to be covered include:

    •  Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal.
    •  Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal.
    •  Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions.
    •  Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles.
    •  Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates.
    •  Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion.
    •  Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal.
    •  Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

    Fuel cells : principles, design, and analysis

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

    Author Shripad Revankar
    Place of Publication Boca Raton
    Date of Publication 2014
    Publisher CRC Press

    Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell systems. It builds on three main themes: basic principles, analysis, and design.

    The section on basic principles contains background information on fuel cells, including fundamental principles such as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of fuel cell reactions as well as mass and heat transfer in fuel cells. The section on design explores important characteristics associated with various fuel cell components, electrodes, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes, while the section on analysis examines phenomena characterization and modeling both at the component and system levels.

    • Includes objectives and a summary in each chapter
    • Presents examples and problems demonstrating theory/principle applications
    • Provides case studies on fuel cell analysis
    • Contains mathematical methods including numerical methods and MATLAB® Simulink® techniques
    • Offers references and material for further reading

    Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis presents the basic principles, examples, and models essential in the design and optimization of fuel cell systems. Based on more than ten years of the authors’ teaching experience, this text is an ideal resource for junior- to senior-level undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing advanced fuel cell research and study.


    Architectural drafting and design, Seventh edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

    Author Alan Jefferis
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans–all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.


    Technical drawing for engineering communication, Seventh edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

    Author David L. Goetsch
    Place of Publication Boston, MA
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION, 7E offers a fresh, modern approach to technical drawing that combines the most current industry standards with up-to-date technologies and software, resulting in a valuable, highly relevant resource you won’t want to be without. The book builds on features that made its previous editions so successful: comprehensive coverage of the “total technical drawing experience” that explores both the basic and advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology and reviews both computer modeling and more traditional methods of technical drawing. Enhancements for the seventh edition include updates based on industry trends and regulations, an all-new chapter on employability skills, and additional content on SolidWorks 3D modeling software for drafting technicians. The end result is a tool that will give you the real-world skills needed for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design.


    Engineering science, Sixth edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

    Author David L. Goetsch
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Routledge

    Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements

    • New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
    • Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
    • Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering

    Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.

    A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.


    Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165)

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

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


    Fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 122)

    Author Manish Kumar Goyal
    Place of Publication New Delhi
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher PHI Learning Private Limited

    This comprehensive textbook covers the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It is organised into sixteen chapters. The first twelve chapters focus on the conceptual aspects of fluids mechanics; the remaining four chapters examine the details of hydraulic machines. The book is supplemented with a solutions manual for instructors containing detailed solutions of all chapter-end unsolved problems.

    Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering, this book will also be of use to postgraduate students of hydraulics engineering, water resources engineering, and fluids engineering.

    The book describes all concepts in easy-to-grasp language with diagrammatic representation and practical examples. A selection of worked-out examples are included, helping to illustrate the range of applications of fluid mechanics. Every chapter includes a summary that presents the main idea and relevant details of the topics discussed. Most chapters incorporate objective type questions, along with answers and in-depth explanations. A set of theoretical questions and numerous unsolved numerical problems are provided at chapter-end. Each chapter includes suggested reading.


    The spatial dimension of risk : how geography shapes the emergence of riskscapes

    Editor Detlef Müller-Mahn
    Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher Routledge

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri Lanka to avalanche hazards in Austria. In each of these cases, the authors examine the importance and role of space in the causes and differentiation of risk, in how we can conceptualize risk from a spatial perspective and in the relevance of space and locality for risk governance. This new approach – endorsed by Ragnar Löfstedt and Ortwin Renn, two of the world’s leading and most prolific risk analysts – is essential reading for those charged with studying, anticipating and managing risks.


    The visual organization : data visualization, big data, and the quest for better decisions

    Author Phil Simon
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data.

    Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.

    In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.

    Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.


     

    Oct 10

    RESERVE BOOKS


    Surveying with construction applications, Eighth edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

    Author Barry F. Kavanagh
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

    This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

    Teaching and Learning Experience

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

    Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
    Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
    Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

    • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more — including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
    • ELinks principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
    • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

    Operations management : processes and supply chains, Eleventh edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

    Author Lee J. Krajewski
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2016]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    A managerial approach to operations management

    Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues and uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The text has ample opportunities for students to experience the role of a manager with challenging problems, cases, simulations, experiential exercises, and tightly integrated online resources.


    Modern control systems, Thirteenth edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

    Author Richard C. Dorf
    Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson

    Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis

    The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

    The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.


    Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics, Fourteenth edition, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

    Author Charles D. Ghilani
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

    This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

     Teaching and Learning Experience

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

    • Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
    • Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
    • Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

    Operations management : sustainability and supply chain management, Eleventh global edition

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

    Author Jay Heizer
    Place of Publication Harlow, Essex
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Pearson Education

    A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems.

    Operations Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of problems on the market. The problems found in this text also contain ample support—found in the book’s solved-problems, worked examples, and myomlab, Pearson’s new online homework and tutorial system—to help students complete and understand assignments even when they’re not in class.


    Engineering mechanics : dynamics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


    Engineering mechanics : statics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication England
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson Education Limited

    For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


    Probability & statistics for engineers & scientists, Ninth edition, MyStatLab update

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author Ronald E. Walpole
    Place of Publication Boston
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson

    This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding.

    This latest edition is also available in as an enhanced Pearson eText. This exciting new version features an embedded version of StatCrunch, allowing students to analyze data sets while reading the book.

    Also available with MyStatLab

    MyStatLab™ is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.


    Mechanics of materials, Tenth edition

    Recommending faculty: Job Immanuel Encarnacion & Prof. John Michael Constantino

    Author R. C. Hibbeler
    Place of Publication Boston
    Date of Publication [2017]
    Publisher Pearson

    Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles. Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program — all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers — help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.


    Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, Eleventh edition in SI units

    Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

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

    Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.
    In this edition:• Thoroughly refreshed problem set • Concept questions are multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and to use these principles to help develop their intuition.


    Machine component design, Fifth edition, International student version

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

    Author Robert C. Juvinall
    Place of Publication Singapore
    Date of Publication [2012]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    The latest edition of Juvinall/Marshek’s Fundamentals of Machine Component Design focuses on sound problem solving strategies and skills needed to navigate through large amounts of information. Revisions in the text include coverage of Fatigue in addition to a continued concentration on the fundamentals of component design. Several other new features include new learning objectives added at the beginning of all chapters; updated end-of-chapter problems, the elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; updated applications for currency and relevance and new ones where appropriate; new system analysis problems and examples; improved sections dealing with Fatigue; expanded coverage of failure theory; and updated references.


     

    Jan 11

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    Simulation modeling and analysis, 5th Ed.

    Recommending faculty: Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel (IE 144)

    Author Averill M. Law
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Since the publication of the first edition in 1982, the goal of Simulation Modeling and Analysis has always been to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correct treatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. The book strives to make this material understandable by the use of intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. It is equally well suited for use in university courses, simulation practice, and self study. The book is widely regarded as the “bible” of simulation and now has more than 100,000 copies in print. The book can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses; for example: a first course in simulation at the junior, senior, or beginning-graduate-student level in engineering, manufacturing, business, or computer science (Chaps. 1 through 4, and parts of Chaps. 5 through 9). At the end of such a course, the students will be prepared to carry out complete and effective simulation studies, and to take advanced simulation courses. A second course in simulation for graduate students in any of the above disciplines (most of Chaps. 5 through 12). After completing this course, the student should be familiar with the more advanced methodological issues involved in a simulation study, and should be prepared to understand and conduct simulation research. An introduction to simulation as part of a general course in operations research or management science (part of Chaps. 1, 3, 5, 6, and 9).


    Understanding aerodynamics : arguing from the real physics

    Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 298)

     

    Author Doug McLean
    Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

    Much-needed, fresh approach that brings a greater insight into the physical understanding of aerodynamics

    Based on the author’s decades of industrial experience with Boeing, this book helps students and practicing engineers to gain a greater physical understanding of aerodynamics. Relying on clear physical arguments and examples, Mclean provides a much-needed, fresh approach to this sometimes contentious subject without shying away from addressing “real” aerodynamic situations as opposed to the oversimplified ones frequently used for mathematical convenience. Motivated by the belief that engineering practice is enhanced in the long run by a robust understanding of the basics as well as real cause-and-effect relationships that lie behind the theory, he provides intuitive physical interpretations and explanations, debunking commonly-held misconceptions and misinterpretations, and building upon the contrasts provided by wrong explanations to strengthen understanding of the right ones.

    Provides a refreshing view of aerodynamics that is based on the author’s decades of industrial experience yet is always tied to basic fundamentals.

    Provides intuitive physical interpretations and explanations, debunking commonly-held misconceptions and misinterpretations

    Offers new insights to some familiar topics, for example, what the Biot-Savart law really means and why it causes so much confusion, what “Reynolds number” and “incompressible flow” really mean, and a real physical explanation for how an airfoil produces lift.

    Addresses “real” aerodynamic situations as opposed to the oversimplified ones frequently used for mathematical convenience, and omits mathematical details whenever the physical understanding can be conveyed without them.


    Simulation with Arena, 6th Ed.

     

    Authors W. David Kelton, Randall P. Sadowski, Nancy B. Zupick
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication 2015
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Simulation with Arena provides a comprehensive treatment of simulation using industry-standard Arena software. The textbook begins by having the reader develop simple high-level models, and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments is integrated with the modeling chapters, reflecting the importance of mathematical modeling of these activities. An informal, tutorial writing style is used to aid the beginner in fully understanding the ideas and topics presented. The academic version of Arena and example files are also available through the book’s website.

    McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.


    Probability and stochastic processes

     

    Author Ionut Florescu
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Wiley

    A comprehensive and accessible presentation of probability and stochastic processes with emphasis on key theoretical concepts and real-world applications

    With a sophisticated approach, Probability and Stochastic Processes successfully balances theory and applications in a pedagogical and accessible format. The book’s primary focus is on key theoretical notions in probability to provide a foundation for understanding concepts and examples related to stochastic processes.

    Organized into two main sections, the book begins by developing probability theory with topical coverage on probability measure; random variables; integration theory; product spaces, conditional distribution, and conditional expectations; and limit theorems. The second part explores stochastic processes and related concepts including the Poisson process, renewal processes, Markov chains, semi-Markov processes, martingales, and Brownian motion. Featuring a logical combination of traditional and complex theories as well as practices, Probability and Stochastic Processes also includes:

    Multiple examples from disciplines such as business, mathematical finance, and engineering

    Chapter-by-chapter exercises and examples to allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material

    A rigorous treatment of all probability and stochastic processes concepts

    An appropriate textbook for probability and stochastic processes courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate level in mathematics, business, and electrical engineering, Probability and Stochastic Processes is also an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and finance.

    Sep 3

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    Shigley’s mechanical engineering design, 10th Ed.

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

    Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett
    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.


    Mechanics of materials, 7th Ed.

    Author Ferdinand P. Beer
    Place of Publication New York, NY
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

    Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since publication, Mechanics of Materials provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives students the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, instructors and students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.

    McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student’s work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a “multi-step solution” which helps move the students’ learning along if they experience difficulty.


    Geographic information science & systems, 4th Ed.

    Author Paul A. Longley
    Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Effective use of today’s vast geographic information (GI) resources requires more than just powerful technology for problem solving. It requires science to help us understand the way the world works, and to help us devise effective procedures for making decisions. Three previous editions have established this text as a defining multidisciplinary treatment of the scientific principles that underpin the use of geographic information technologies for problem solving. This extensively revised and updated edition provides a guide to the enduring scientific principles and information systems that support effective use of today’s GI. It also provides a primer on essential methods for analysis of GI, and the ways in which effective management of GI informs policy and action.


    Engineering economy, 16th Ed.

    Authors William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling Global
    Place of Publication Singapore
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.

    Engineering Economy is intended to serve as a text for classroom instruction in undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. It also serves as a basic reference for use by practicing engineers in all specialty areas (e.g., chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering). The book is also useful to persons engaged in the management of technical activities.

    Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.


    Introduction to probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 5th Ed.

    (ES 21)

    Author Sheldon M. Ross
    Place of Publication London, UK
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

    Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 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 tremendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications connect probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.

    Clear exposition by a renowned expert author
    Real data examples that use significant real data from actual studies across life science, engineering, computing and business
    End of Chapter review material that emphasizes key ideas as well as the risks associated with practical application of the material
    25% New Updated problem sets and applications, that demonstrate updated applications to engineering as well as biological, physical and computer science
    New additions to proofs in the estimation section
    New coverage of Pareto and lognormal distributions, prediction intervals, use of dummy variables in multiple regression models, and testing equality of multiple population distributions.


    GPS satellite surveying, 4th Ed.

    Recommending faculty: ()

    Authors Alfred Leick, Lev Rapoport, Dmitry Tatarnikov
    Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    mploy the latest satellite positioning tech with this extensive guide
    GPS Satellite Surveying is the classic text on the subject, providing the most comprehensive coverage of global navigation satellite systems applications for surveying. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the field’s latest developments, this new edition contains new information on GNSS antennas, Precise Point Positioning, Real-time Relative Positioning, Lattice Reduction, and much more. New contributors offer additional insight that greatly expands the book’s reach, providing readers with complete, in-depth coverage of geodetic surveying using satellite technologies. The newest, most cutting-edge tools, technologies, and applications are explored in-depth to help readers stay up to date on best practices and preferred methods, giving them the understanding they need to consistently produce more reliable measurement.

    Global navigation satellite systems have an array of uses in military, civilian, and commercial applications. In surveying, GNSS receivers are used to position survey markers, buildings, and road construction as accurately as possible with less room for human error. GPS Satellite Surveying provides complete guidance toward the practical aspects of the field, helping readers to:

    Get up to speed on the latest GPS/GNSS developments
    Understand how satellite technology is applied to surveying
    Examine in-depth information on adjustments and geodesy
    Learn the fundamentals of positioning, lattice adjustment, antennas, and more
    The surveying field has seen quite an evolution of technology in the decade since the last edition’s publication. This new edition covers it all, bringing the reader deep inside the latest tools and techniques being used on the job. Surveyors, engineers, geologists, and anyone looking to employ satellite positioning will find GPS Satellite Surveying to be of significant assistance.


    Combustion, 5th Ed.

    Recommending faculty: ()

    Authors Irvin Glassman, Richard A. Yetter, Nick G. Glumac
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Academic Press

    Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts.

    Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications―including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering.

    New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion―all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales)
    New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms
    Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications
    Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames―for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization.


    RESERVE BOOKS


    Marine structural design calculations

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Paul L. Rodgers (ME 165)

    Author Mohamed A. El-Reedy
    Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

    The perfect guide for veteran structural engineers or for engineers just entering the field of offshore design and construction, Marine Structural Design Calculations offers structural and geotechnical engineers a multitude of worked-out marine structural construction and design calculations. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.

    Calculation methods for all areas of marine structural design and construction are presented and practical solutions are provided. Theories, principles, and practices are summarized. The concentration focuses on formula selection and problem solving. A “quick look up guide”, Marine Structural Design Calculations includes both fps and SI units and is divided into categories such as Project Management for Marine Structures; Marine Structures Loads and Strength; Marine Structure Platform Design; and Geotechnical Data and Pile Design. The calculations are based on industry code and standards like American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as institutions like the American Petroleum Institute and the US Coast Guard. Case studies and worked examples are included throughout the book.

    Calculations are based on industry code and standards such as American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Complete chapter on modeling using SACS software and PDMS software
    Includes over 300 marine structural construction and design calculations
    Worked-out examples and case studies are provided throughout the book
    Includes a number of checklists, design schematics and data tables


    Mechanisms and machines : kinematics, dynamics, and synthesis

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142)

    Author Michael M. Stanisic
    Place of Publication Stamford, CT
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Cengage Learning

    MECHANISMS AND MACHINES: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND SYNTHESIS has been designed to serve as a core textbook for the mechanisms and machines course, targeting junior level mechanical engineering students. The book is written with the aim of providing a complete, yet concise, text that can be covered in a single-semester course. The primary goal of the text is to introduce students to the synthesis and analysis of planar mechanisms and machines, using a method well suited to computer programming, known as the Vector Loop Method. Author Michael Stanisic’s approach of teaching synthesis first, and then going into analysis, will enable students to actually grasp the mathematics behind mechanism design. The book uses the vector loop method and kinematic coefficients throughout the text, and exhibits a seamless continuity in presentation that is a rare find in engineering texts. The multitude of examples in the book cover a large variety of problems and delineate an excellent problem solving methodology.


    Sustainable materials, processes and production

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 10, 131)

    Author Rob Thompson
    Place of Publication London
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd

    Describes 35 ecologically sound materials and processes
    This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way. It includes in-depth analysis of fifteen materials, fourteen processes, and six production life cycles, supplemented by specially commissioned photographs and diagrams.


    Plant design and operations

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (ME 186, 187, 188)

    Author Ian Sutton
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Gulf Professional Publishing

    Plant Design and Operations provides practical guidance on the design, operation, and maintenance of process facilities. The book is based on years of hands-on experience gathered during the design and operation of a wide range of facilities in many different types of industry including chemicals, refining, offshore oil and gas, and pipelines. The book helps managers, engineers, operators, and maintenance specialists with advice and guidance that can be used right away in working situations.

    Each chapter provides information and guidance that can be used immediately. For example, the chapter on Energy Control Procedures describes seven levels of positive isolation ― ranging from a closed block valve all the way to double block and bleed with line break. The Safety in Design chapter describes topics such as area classification, fire protection, stairways and platforms, fixed ladders, emergency showers, lighting, and alarms.

    Other areas covered in detail by the book include security, equipment, and transportation. A logical, practical guide to maintenance task organization is provided, from conducting a Job Hazards Analysis to the issue of a work permit, and to the shutdown and isolation of equipment. Common hazards are covered in detail, including flow problems, high pressure, corrosion, power failure, and many more.

    Provides information to managers, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel which is immediately applicable to their operations
    Supported by useful, real-world examples and experience from a wide range of facilities and industries
    Includes guidance on occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and personal protective equipment.


    Boilers : a practical reference

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165, 286)

    Author Kumar Rayaprolu
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

    Following the publication of the author’s first book, Boilers for Power and Process by CRC Press in 2009, several requests were made for a reference with even quicker access to information. Boilers: A Practical Reference is the result of those requests, providing a user-friendly encyclopedic format with more than 500 entries and nearly the same number of supporting illustrations.

    Written for practicing engineers and dealing with practical issues rather than theory, this reference focuses exclusively on water tube boilers found in process industries and power plants. It provides broad explanations for the following topics:

    A range of boilers and main auxiliaries, as well as steam and gas turbines
    Traditional firing techniques―grates, oil/gas, and modern systems
    Industrial, utility, waste heat, MSW and bio-fuel-fired boilers, including supercritical boilers
    The scientific fundamentals of combustion, heat transfer, fluid flow, and more
    The basics of fuels, water, ash, high-temperature steels, structurals, refractory, insulation, and more
    Additional engineering topics like boiler instruments, controls, welding, corrosion, and wear
    Air pollution, its abatement techniques and their effect on the design of boilers and auxiliaries
    Emerging technologies such as carbon capture, oxy-fuel combustion, and PFBC

    This reference covers almost every topic needed by boiler engineers in process and power plants. An encyclopedia by design and a professional reference book by focus and size, this volume is strong on fundamentals and design aspects as well as practical content. The scope and easy-to-navigate presentation of the material plus the numerous illustrations make this a unique reference for busy design, project, operation, and consulting engineers..


    Metalworking doing it better : machining, welding, fabricating

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

    Author Tom Lipton
    Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

    This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering their skills. It includes shop-tested descriptions and illustrations of creative and unique techniques and observations from four decades in the metalworking trades. Perfect for hobbyists and veterans alike, and everyone in between, and for those who work out of either small shops or garages, backyard facilities and basements. It will help any metalworker do better work and do it faster!

    Users will learn about: The shop environment. Basic generic skills such as drawing and sketching, accuracy, speed, shop math and trigonometry, and angles. Setting up your shop, including floors, light, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, raw material storage and handling, safety equipment, filing, sawing, rigging and lifting. Manual and CNC lathes. Manual and CNC mills. Welding. Flame straightening. Sheet metal, patterns, cones, and tanks and baffles. Sanding, grinding, and abrading.

    Features

    Covers hundreds of shop-tested techniques. These creative and unique techniques have been shop-tested by the author the old-fashioned way, by repetition and hard work. Features hundreds of 4-color photographs. Metalworking —Doing It Betterincludes over 900 4-color images personally photographed by the author to illustrate the methods he describes in the book. Fully integrates text and photographs. The guide has been designed so that in virtually every case, the tips and the supporting photographs appear together on the same page. Provides wide range of topics. Many of the topics address specific trade skills, working with manual and CNC lathes and mills, as well as welding flame straightening, sheet metal, sanding, grinding, and abrading. Earlier chapters focus on general across-the-board skills, including essential shop math and trigonometry, accuracy, speed, drawing, and sketching. Includes extensive guidance for setting up your workshop. Chapter 4 helps you with shop basics — finding the right floor and lights, heating and cooling, workbenches and tables, air supply, storage and handling of raw materials, and much more. Written from a folksy, personal perspective. The tips and techniques are presented as an ongoing, informal conversation between the author and the reader.


    Bioprocess engineering principles, 2nd Ed.

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

    Author Pauline M. Doran
    Place of Publication Waltham, MA
    Date of Publication c2013
    Publisher Focal Press

    This welcome new edition discusses bioprocess engineering from the perspective of biology students. It includes a great deal of new material and has been extensively revised and expanded. These updates strengthen the book and maintain its position as the book of choice for senior undergraduates and graduates seeking to move from biochemistry/microbiology/molecular biology to bioprocess engineering.
    All chapters thoroughly revised for current developments, with over 200 pgs of new material, including significant new content in: Metabolic Engineering, Sustainable Bioprocessing, Membrane Filtration, Turbulence and Impeller Design, Downstream Processing, Oxygen Transfer Systems
    Over 150 new problems and worked examples
    More than 100 new illustrations.


    Machine analysis with computer applications for mechanical engineers

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 142, 153, 154, 155)

    Author James Doane
    Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
    Date of Publication 2016
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

    The aim of this book is to motivate students into learning Machine Analysis by reinforcing theory and applications throughout the text. The author uses an enthusiastic ‘hands-on’ approach by including photos of actual mechanisms in place of abstract line illustrations, and directs students towards developing their own software for mechanism analysis using Excel & Matlab.


    Sheet metal forming processes and die design

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 231)

    Author Vukota Boljanovic
    Place of Publication South Norwalk, CT
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Industrial Press, Inc.

    Written by an engineer with decades of practical manufacturing experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and is a complete modern guide to sheet metal forming processes and die design – still the most commonly used methodology for the mass-production manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, and complex high-precision parts. Included are the “hows” and “whys” of product analysis, as well as the techniques for blanking, punching, bending, deep drawing, stretching, material economy, strip design, movement of metal during stamping, and tooling. Its focus is on simple, applicable engineering methods rather than complex numerical techniques.


    Cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space : new perspectives on geographic information research

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

    Editors Martin Raubal, David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book (D. M. Mark and A. U. Frank, Eds., 1991, Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences 63. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London), and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community.

    It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others, and invited contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science were invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches.

    The meeting was very successful and compared the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turned to the future: What are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned?
    This edited book will assess the current state of the field through chapters by participants in the 1990 and 2010 meetings and will also document an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.


    Information fusion and geographic information systems (IF & GIS 2013) : environmental and urban challenges

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GE 160, 175, 222)

    Editor Vasily Popovich
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    The Workshop Proceedings reflect problems of advanced geo-information science with a special emphasis on environmental and urban challenges. The Proceedings incorporate papers presented by leading scientists doing research on environmental issues from modeling to analysis, information processing and visualization. As well as practitioners engaged in GIS and GIS applications development. The Proceedings pay close attention to the problems of scientific and technological innovations as well application opportunities such as getting environmental and global warming problems under control, as well as the monitoring, planning and simulation of urban systems with respect to economic trends as related to: Artificial intelligence; GIS ontologies; GIS data integration and modeling; Environmental management ; Urban GIS; Transportation GIS; GIS data fusion; GIS and corporate information systems; GIS and real-time monitoring systems; GIS algorithms and computational issues; Landscape studies; Global warming; GIS and the Arctic sea; Novel and emerging GIS research areas; Maritime and environmental GIS; and Coastal GIS.


    GPS stochastic modelling : signal quality measures and ARMA processes

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 154, 168, 174, GmE 211, 242)

    Author Xiaoguang Luo
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, have become an efficient, reliable and standard tool for a wide range of applications. However, when processing GNSS data, the stochastic model characterising the precision of observations and the correlations between them is usually simplified and incomplete, leading to overly optimistic accuracy estimates.

    This work extends the stochastic model using signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements and time series analysis of observation residuals. The proposed SNR-based observation weighting model significantly improves the results of GPS data analysis, while the temporal correlation of GPS observation noise can be efficiently described by means of autoregressive moving average (ARMA) processes. Furthermore, this work includes an up-to-date overview of the GNSS error effects and a comprehensive description of various mathematical methods.


    Visualizing data patterns with micromaps

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Wilfredo Rada,Prof. Ayin Tamondong (GE 38, 173)

    Authors Daniel B. Carr, Linda Williams Pickle
    Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
    Date of Publication [2010]
    Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

    After more than 15 years of development drawing on research in cognitive psychology, statistical graphics, computer science, and cartography, micromap designs are becoming part of mainstream statistical visualizations. Bringing together the research of two leaders in this field, Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps presents the many design variations and applications of micromaps, which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps. This full-color book helps readers simultaneously explore the statistical and geographic patterns in their data.

    After illustrating the three main types of micromaps, the authors summarize the research behind the design of visualization tools that support exploration and communication of spatial data patterns. They then explain how these research findings can be applied to micromap designs in general and detail the specifics involved with linked, conditioned, and comparative micromap designs. To compare and contrast their purposes, limitations, and strengths, the final chapter applies all three of these techniques to the same demographic data for Louisiana before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

    Supplementary website
    Offering numerous ancillary features, the book’s website at http://mason.gmu.edu/~dcarr/Micromaps/ provides many boundary files and real data sets that address topics, such species biodiversity and alcoholism. One complete folder of data examples presents cancer statistics, risk factors, and demographic data. The site includes CCmaps, the dynamic implementation of conditioned micromaps written in Java, as well as a link to a generalized micromaps program. It also contains R functions and scripts for linked and comparative micromaps, enabling re-creation of all the corresponding examples in the book.


    Biophysical applications of satellite remote sensing

    Recommending faculty:Prof. Jennifer Fabular (GE 179, 212, GmE 211)

    Editor Jonathan M. Hanes
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    A variety of biophysical applications (e.g. leaf area index and gross primary productivity) have been derived from measurements of the Earth system obtained remotely by NASA’s MODIS sensors and other satellite platforms. In Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing, the authors describe major applications of satellite remote sensing for studying Earth’s biophysical phenomena. The focus of the book lies on the broad palette of specific applications (metrics) of biophysical activity derived using satellite remote sensing. With in-depth discussions of satellite-derived biophysical metrics that focus specifically on theory, methodology, validation, major findings, and directions of future research, this book provides an excellent resource for remote sensing specialists, ecologists, geographers, biologists, climatologists, and environmental scientists.


    Knowledge systems of societies for adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez (GmE 202)

    Editor Nautiyal Sunil
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on “knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change” was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto “Germany and India – Infinite Opportunities.” This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.


    Geoid determination : theory and methods

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 153, GmE 211)

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

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


    Environmental geoinformatics : monitoring and management

    Recommending faculty:Dr. Ariel C. Blanco (GE 190)

    Authors Joseph L. Awange, John B. Kyalo Kiema
    Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
    Date of Publication [2013]
    Publisher Springer-Verlag

    There is no doubt that today, perhaps more than ever before, humanity faces a myriad of complex and demanding challenges. These include natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, food and water insecurity, energy shortages, diminishing biodiversity, increasing losses from natural disasters, and climate change with its associated potentially devastating consequences, such as rising sea levels.
    These human-induced and natural impacts on the environment need to be well understood in order to develop informed policies, decisions, and remedial measures to mitigate current and future negative impacts. To achieve this, continuous monitoring and management of the environment to acquire data that can be soundly and rigorously analyzed to provide information about its current state and changing patterns, and thereby allow predictions of possible future impacts, are essential. Developing pragmatic and sustainable solutions to address these and many other similar challenges requires the use of geodata and the application of geoinformatics.
    This book presents the concepts and applications of geoinformatics, a multidisciplinary field that has at its core different technologies that support the acquisition, analysis and visualization of geodata for environmental monitoring and management. We depart from the 4D to the 5D data paradigm, which defines geodata accurately, consistently, rapidly and completely, in order to be useful without any restrictions in space, time or scale to represent a truly global dimension of the digital Earth. The book also features the state-of-the-art discussion of Web-GIS.
    The concepts and applications of geoinformatics presented in this book will be of benefit to decision-makers across a wide range of fields, including those at environmental agencies, in the emergency services, public health and epidemiology, crime mapping, environmental management agencies, tourist industry, market analysis and e-commerce, or mineral exploration, among many others.

    The title and subtitle of this textbook convey a distinct message. Monitoring -the passive part in the subtitle – refers to observation and data acquisition, whereas management – the active component – stands for operation and performance. The topic is our environment, which is intimately related to geoinformatics. The overall message is: all the mentioned elements do interact and must not be separated. Hans-Peter B ahr, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.


    Refrigeration and air conditioning, 3rd Ed.

    Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

    Author C.P. Arora
    Place of Publication Boston
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher McGraw-Hill

    The need for a modern textbook in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning has been felt for a long time. This book presents a basic as well as applied thermodynamic treatment of the subject in a very comprehensive manner based on years of teaching and learning effort at the Indian Institutes of Technology, Mumbai and Delhi, and interaction with the industry.

    The book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate and to some extend postgraduate students of engineering. A few texts follow the extremely rigorous approach, whereas others are restricted to merely elementary and empirical form. In this text a conscious effort has been made to maintain a reasonable level of rigour, but at the same time to employ simple techniques for solving fairly complex problems Throughout the book, emphasis has been laid on physical understanding while at the same time relying on simple analytical treatment. A sound physical basis has also been laid for obtaining fairly precise estimates of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.


    Aerodynamics for engineers, 5th Ed.

    Doanted by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

    Authors John J. Bertin, Russell M. Cummings
    Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ/td>
    Date of Publication c2009
    Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall<

    Revised to reflect the technological advances and modern application in Aerodynamics, the Fifth Edition of Aerodynamics for Engineers merges fundamental fluid mechanics, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics techniques to build a solid foundation for students in aerodynamic applications from low-speed flight through hypersonic flight. It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.


    Audel automated machines and toolmaking, 5th Ed.

    Donated by:Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

    Authors Rex Miller, Mark Richard Miller
    Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
    Date of Publication c2004
    Publisher Wiley

    Here, fully updated to include new machines and electronic and digital controls, is the ultimate guide to automated machines and toolmaking. Whether you’re a professional machinist, an apprentice, or a trade student, this fully illustrated volume helps you work with metal-safely, precisely, efficiently-using today’s tools and techniques. It’s packed with review questions for students, and loaded with answers you need on the job.
    * Understand automated machine fundamentals and work with jigs and fixtures
    * Learn the basics of spiral and helix milling, gear cutting, and cam machining
    * Discover how to cut, punch, or shape a die with minimum waste
    * Master the operations of today’s grinders and lapping machines
    * Find out all about toolmaking, from allowances and tolerances to layouts and master plates
    * Follow the clear, step-by-step illustrations to gain a hands-on knowledge of techniques and procedures.


    Dominador I. Ilio : engineer, poet, writer

    Donated by: Beta Epsilon Fraternity

    Authors Arnold Alamon and Ramon Ramirez
    Place of Publication Quezon City
    Date of Publication 2013
    Publisher Beta Epsilon Alumni Inc.

    This book was first suggested in 2004 by a friend of Prof. Dominador Ilio to put in print the life of an accomplished engineer, poet and writer; one who knew many aspects of UP life since the 1930s. Prof. Ilio welcomed the idea and thought he would write his story himself

    After he passed away in 2006 at 92 without leaving a manuscript, his fraternity brothers in Beta Epsilon Alumni, Inc. (BEAI) revived the idea. Nothing much came out of it until 2009 when BEAI President Roger Victor Buendia (now, Executive Vice President & COO of PNOC Renewables Corporation) pushed for the book project in a very determined way by creating in mid-2009 a Dom Ilio Book Project Committee.

    Dominador Ilio, Jr. gave the committee free access to the many memorabilia items of Prof. Ilio, including thick notes of what we discovered to be the initial drafts for his autobiographical book. Fraternity brothers led by industrialist Manuel Agustines and construction magnate Isidro Consunji provided the funds for the digital archiving of the memorabilia items and the writing and publication of a biography book.

    This book aims to provide the readers, especially the youth, an idea of how a young man from a small town in a Visayan province struggled to acquire an education and training to become an engineer, poet, and writer in order to better serve his country.

    The book committee acknowledges with much thanks the full assistance extended by Dominador Ilio, Jr, and the Ilio family. It likewise greatly appreciates the moral and financial support by the brothers of Beta Epsilon fraternity.


    Illuminated isles : empowering the Philippine countryside through rural electrification

    Author National Electrification Administration
    Place of Publication Cubao, Quezon City
    Date of Publication [2015]
    Publisher Project Brio Media House

    Illuminated Isles is more than a coffee book or a commemoration of the National Electrification Administration’s nearly five decades of service.

    It is history, tribute, travelogue, pictorial journey–the sum of many parts that makes rural electrification one of the most successful programs undertaken by the Philippine government.

    To tell the story, this book is divided into two chapters.

    Chapter I consists of stories of energized cities, towns, and sitios throughout the country. These accounts aim to transport you to each place–whether it’s a building city like Gensan or an isolated village in the protected wetlands of Agusan–to show you beauty of place, richness of culture, and the progress that’s possible in an energized community.

    The stories represent various regions of the Philippines and are arranged chronologically, beginning with a story on the heritage of Region I and ending with a profile of a day in the life of the floating village of Sitangkai in ARMM. You’ll also find, alongside the main story, a fast fact on the electric cooperative (EC) that services the area.

    Chapter II takes a closer look at some of the ECs that energized these regions and the private power companies that helped make it possible. The stories are presented alphabetically, but each one can be read in the order you prefer.

    The photographs that lavishly illustrate the book deepen our appreciation of the different facets of Philippine life: from common sights viewed in an extraordinary way to little-seen corners of the Philippines.

    Finally, NEA and Project Brio Media House wish to thank everyone who made this book possible: the ECs for being kind and generous hosts, the locals who shared their stories or contributed information, and the sponsors without whom this book would not have seen the light of day. Their support and generosity are acknowledged in a section that follows Chapter II.

    Every effort was made to include the most-up-to-date information as of publishing time. We relied on resource persons, interviews, and published materials for accuracy. We can only hope that you find the fruits of our labor, this book in your hands, informative and inspiring.


    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers handbook : refrigeration

    Donated by: Mr. Augusto Lucero (ME)

    Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
    Date of Publication [2014]
    Publisher ASHRAE

    The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook€”Refrigeration covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. This volume includes data and guidance on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial and medical applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration; and includes a dual-unit CD.
    CD System Requirements: Windows: CD-ROM drive; 1.3 GHz or faster processor; Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (62-bit and 64-big); 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher; 350 MB hard-disk space. Macintosh: Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 or v. 10.6.4; 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 415 MB hard-disk space; 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 recommended); Safari 4 for Mac OS X v. 10.5.8, Safari 4 or 5.0x for Mac OS X v. 10.6.4, Safari 6.0 for Mac OS X v. 10.7.4 or v. 10.8; Firefox; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher. Citation: 2014 ASHRAE Handbook

    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.

    Some of the areas we publish in include:
    -Energy Modeling and Auditing
    -High Performance Building Design
    -Psychrometrics
    -Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Quality
    -Data Center Energy Efficiency
    -Noise & Vibration Control
    -Humidity Control
    -HVAC for Healthcare Facilities.