Apr 16

CIRCULATION BOOKS


CryptoGraphics : exploiting graphics cards for security

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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


Digital communications using chaos and nonlinear dynamics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Handbook of logic and proof techniques for computer science

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Estuaries : a physical introduction, 2nd edition

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Hydrology : an introduction to hydrologic science

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Random functions and hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Small and mini hydropower systems : resource assessment and project feasibility

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Groundwater transport : handbook of mathematical models, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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


Groundwater management : the use of numerical models

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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


Introduction to hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Benefit-cost analysis for water system planning

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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


Apr 13

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Practical Internet groupware

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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

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

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


Unix backup and recovery

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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

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

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

Donated by: Jenny Lim

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

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

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


Computers are your future. Complete, 11th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

A Reference Tool For Today’s Student!

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

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


Information systems today, Second edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Wi-Foo

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Principles of web design, Fifth edition

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Apr 12

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Essentials of management information systems, 8th ed.

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


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

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Practical Ajax projects with Java techonology

Donated by: Jenny Lim

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

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

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

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

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

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


Internet email protocols : a developer’s guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


Java 2 performance and idiom guide

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


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

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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


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

Donated by: Ms. Jenny Lim

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

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

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

Apr 11

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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

Donated by: Dr. Rizalinda L. de Leon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Handbook of plant-based biofuels

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

Explores Worldwide Trends Involving the Production and Use of Biofuels

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

Introduction to Biofuels

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

Production of Bioethanol

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

Production of Biodiesel

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


Professional Java Server Programming, J2EE ed.

Donated by: Jenny Lim

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

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

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

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

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

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


Introduction to fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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

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

Finite element computational fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Groundwater hydraulics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Editors Joseph S. Rosenshein and Gordon D. Bennett
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 1984
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 9.

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


Estuaries : a physical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Roughness characteristics of natural channels

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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


Principles of fluid mechanics

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

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

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

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


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Dynamics of structures : theory and applications to earthquake engineering, 4th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Author Anil K. Chopra
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering. Dynamics of Structures includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed and the manner of presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated, to make the book suitable for self-study by students and professional engineers.


Introductory circuit analysis, 13th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Robert L. Boylestad
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

The Latest Insights in Circuit Analysis Introductory Circuit Analysis, the number one acclaimed text in the field for over three decades, is a clear and interesting information source on a complex topic. The Thirteenth Edition contains updated insights on the highly technical subject, providing students with the most current information in circuit analysis. With updated software components and challenging review questions at the end of each chapter, this text engages students in a profound understanding of Circuit Analysis.


Digital design : with an introduction to the Verilog HDL, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors M. Morris Mano, Michael D. Ciletti
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Digital Design, fifth edition is a modern update of the classic authoritative text on digital design. This book teaches the basic concepts of digital design in a clear, accessible manner. The book presents the basic tools for the design of digital circuits and provides procedures suitable for a variety of digital applications.


Adaptive filter theory, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Simon Haykin
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Haykin examines both the mathematical theory behind various linear adaptive filters and the elements of supervised multilayer perceptrons. In its fifth edition, this highly successful book has been updated and refined to stay current with the field and develop concepts in as unified and accessible a manner as possible.


Problem solving and program design in C, 8th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors Jeri R. Hanly, Elliot B. Koffman
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Learning to Program with ANSI-C “Problem Solving and Program Design”"in C” teaches readers to program with ANSI-C, a standardized, industrial-strength programming language known for its power and probability. The text uses widely accepted software engineering methods to teach readers to design cohesive, adaptable, and reusable program solution modules with ANSI-C. Through case studies and real world examples, readers are able to envision a professional career in programming.
Widely perceived as an extremely difficult language due to its association with complex machinery, the Eighth Edition approaches C as conducive to introductory courses in program development. C language topics are organized based on the needs of beginner programmers rather than structure, making for an even easier introduction to the subject. Covering various aspects of software engineering, including a heavy focus on pointer concepts, the text engages readers to use their problem solving skills throughout.


Hydrology and floodplain analysis, 5th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio-Kaimo

Authors Philip B. Bedient, Wayne C. Huber, Baxter E. Vieux
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Hydrology. This text offers a clear and up-to-date presentation of fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. It addresses the computational emphasis of modern hydrology and provides a balanced approach to important applications in watershed analysis, floodplain computation, flood control, urban hydrology, stormwater design, and computer modeling.


Electric circuits, 10th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Electric Circuits, Tenth Edition, is designed for use in a one or two-semester Introductory Circuit Analysis or Circuit Theory Course taught in Electrical or Computer Engineering Departments. This title is also suitable for readers seeking an introduction to electric circuits.

Electric Circuits is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved to meet the changing learning styles of students, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Web development and design foundations with HTML5, 7th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Author Terry Ann Felke-Morris
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 is intended for use in a beginning web development course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in developing web sites.

Using Hands-On Practice exercises and Web Site Case Studies to motivate readers, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 includes all the necessary lessons to guide students in developing highly effective Web sites. A well-rounded balance of hard skills (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript) and soft skills (Web Design, e-commerce, Web site promotion strategies) presents everything beginning Web developers need to know to build and promote successful Web sites.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
Build a Strong Foundation of Web Development Skills: A well-rounded foundation of hard and soft skills will help students design web pages for today and tomorrow.
Motivate Students with Hands-on Practice: This text emphasizes hands-on practice through practice exercises within the chapters, end-of-chapter exercises, and the development of websites through ongoing real-world case studies.
Reinforce Concepts with In-text Features: Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on web design, accessibility, and ethics. The appendixes in the Web Developer’s Handbook offer comprehensive, easy-to-use reference materials
Enhance Learning with Instructor and Student Supplements: Resources are available to expand on the topics presented in the text.


Computer science : an overview, 12th Ed.

Recommended by: Prof. Joseph Benjamin Del Mundo

Authors J. Glenn Brooksher and Dennis Brylow
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Computer Science: An Overview is intended for use in the Introduction to Computer Science course. It is also suitable for all readers interested in a breadth-first introduction to computer science.

Computer Science uses broad coverage and clear exposition to present a complete picture of the dynamic computer science field. Accessible to students from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear and Dennis Brylow encourage the development of a practical, realistic understanding of the field. An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science provides students with a general level of proficiency for future courses. This new edition incorporates an introduction to the Python programming language into key chapters.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:
Develop a Practical, Realistic Understanding of Computer Science: An overview of each of the important areas of Computer Science prepares students for future courses.
Fit your Course Preferences: Individual chapters are independent and can be covered in an order that suits your course.
Use Python to prepare students for future courses: A new focus on Python provides programming tools for exploration and experimentation.
Reinforce Core Concepts: More than 1000 Questions and Exercises, Chapter Review Problems, and Social Issues questions give students the opportunity to apply concepts.
Support Learning with Student Resources: The Companion Website www.pearsonhighered.com/brookshear features resources that enhance learning.

Sep 5

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Principles of foundation engineering, Eighth edition, SI edition

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

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


Numerical methods for engineers, Seventh edition, International edition

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

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

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


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

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

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


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Remote sensing of coastal environments

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

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

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

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


Sediment problems and sediment management in Asian river basins

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

Hydrological modelling and integrated water resources management in ungauged mountainous watersheds

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

New approaches to hydrological prediction in data-sparse regions

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

The role of hydrology in water resources management

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The areas that we publish in include:

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

Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management

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

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

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

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


Advances in numerical simulation of nonlinear water waves

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Biosurfaces : a materials science and engineering perspective

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE)

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

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

Highlights include:

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

Groundwater hydrology

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

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


Introduction to environmental engineering

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

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

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

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


Engineering materials : research, applications and advances

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

Introduces Emerging Engineering Materials

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

Covers Basic Concepts and Practical Applications

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

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

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


Numerical recipes in C : the art of scientific computing

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

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

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


Investigation of aeronautical and engineering component failures

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

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

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

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

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


Schaum’s outline of introduction to computer science

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Aug 25

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Offshore geotechnical engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Mark Randolph and Susan Gourvenec
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Spon Press

Design practice in offshore geotechnical engineering has grown out of onshore practice, but the two application areas have tended to diverge over the last thirty years, driven partly by the scale of the foundation and anchoring elements used offshore, and partly by fundamental differences in construction and installation techniques. As a consequence offshore geotechnical engineering has grown as a speciality.

The structure of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering follows a pattern that mimics the flow of a typical offshore project. In the early chapters it provides a brief overview of the marine environment, offshore site investigation techniques and interpretation of soil behaviour. It proceeds to cover geotechnical design of piled foundations, shallow foundations and anchoring systems. Three topics are then covered which require a more multi-disciplinary approach: the design of mobile drilling rigs, pipelines and geohazards.

This book serves as a framework for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and will appeal to professional engineers specialising in the offshore industry.


Shallow foundations : bearing capacity and settlement, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 163)

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

Considered the standard engineering reference on shallow foundations, this edition strengthens that position. Completely reworked and written by one of the top men in the field, it covers all the latest developments and approaches. Equally valuable to researchers and designers as it is to engineering students, this resource updates data and provides revised theories on the ultimate and allowable bearing capacities of shallow foundations. It adds refinements to a number of unique circumstances such as foundations on soil with geogrid reinforcement as well as bearing capacity relationships for shallow foundations subjected to eccentric and inclined loads. It also covers advances in reinforcement materials.


Reinforced soil walls and slopes : design and construction

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 163/269)

Authors Maurício Ehrlich, Leonardo Becker
Place of Publication São Paulo
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Oficina de Textos

When it comes to using reinforcements to grant better mechanical performance to soils, geosynthetics, one of the newest groups of building materials, have become mandatory in almost all works of infrastructure, draining applications, waterproofing, paving, erosion control and soil reinforcement.

This volume presents the basic mechanisms associated with soil-reinforcement interaction and a rational design method for reinforced soil-retaining structures. Concepts are described with didactic and theoretical rigor, fulfilling the practical needs of engineers involved in the design, construction and inspection of reinforced soil structures.


Fundamentals of plasticity in geomechanics

Recommending faculty: Dr. Mark Albert H. Zarco (CE 265)

Author S. Pietruszczak
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher CRC Press

The book presents a concise, yet reasonably comprehensive, overview of fundamental notions of plasticity in relation to geomechanics. The primary objective of this work is to provide the reader with a general background in soil/rock plasticity and, as such, should be perceived as an introduction to the broad area of inelastic response of geomaterials.

The book is divided into eight chapters. Chapters 1 & 2 start with an outline of the basic concepts and fundamental postulates, followed by a review of the elastic-perfectly plastic formulations in geomechanics. The isotropic strain-hardening framework and isotropic-kinematic hardening rules, the latter formulated within the context of bounding surface plasticity, are discussed in Chapters 3 & 4. Chapter 5 outlines the basic techniques for numerical integration, whereas Chapter 6 gives an overview of procedures for limit analysis that include applications of lower and upper bound theorems. Both these chapters are introductory in nature and are intended to provide a basic background in the respective areas. Chapter 7 deals with description of inherent anisotropy in geomaterials. Finally, Chapter 8 provides an overview of the experimental response of geomaterials.

The text is intended primarily for Ph.D./M.Sc. students as well as researchers working in the areas of soil/rock mechanics. It may also be of interest to practicing engineers familiar with established notions of contemporary continuum mechanics.


Open channel flow : numerical methods and computer applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Author Roland Jeppson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

A comprehensive treatment of open channel flow, Open Channel Flow: Numerical Methods and Computer Applications starts with basic principles and gradually advances to complete problems involving systems of channels with branches, controls, and outflows/ inflows that require the simultaneous solutions of systems of nonlinear algebraic equations coupled with differential equations. The book includes a CD that contains a program that solves all types of simple open channel flow problems, the source programs described in the text, the executable elements of these programs, the TK-Solver and MathCad programs, and the equivalent MATLAB® scripts and functions.

The book provides applied numerical methods in an appendix and also incorporates them as an integral component of the methodology in setting up and solving the governing equations. Packed with examples, the book includes problems at the end of each chapter that give readers experience in applying the principles and often expand upon the methodologies use in the text. The author uses Fortran as the software to supply the computer instruction but covers math software packages such as MathCad, TK-Solver, MATLAB, and spreadsheets so that readers can use the instruments with which they are the most familiar. He emphasizes the basic principles of conservation of mass, energy, and momentum, helping readers achieve true mastery of this important subject, rather than just learn routine techniques.

With the enhanced understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics provided by this book, readers can then apply these principles to the solution of complex real-world problems. The book supplies the knowledge tools necessary to analyze and design economical and properly performing conveyance systems. Thus not only is the book useful for graduate students, but it also provides professional engineers the expertise and knowledge to design well performing and economical channel systems.


Concrete face rockfill dams

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Authors Paulo T. Cruz, Bayardo Materón, Manoel Freitas
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Concrete Face Rockfill Dams presents the state-of-the-art of dam design and construction. This consulting guide presents details and analyses of twenty-eight large CRFD dams worldwide, including the highest dam in the world. Twelve chapters provide specialist information on concepts, designs, technical specifications, construction details, and instrumentation. Both successes and failures that have led to substantial knowledge breakthroughs are discussed. Moreover, attention is paid to the plans for a CFRD dam over 300 meters high. Intended for dam engineers, this illustrated reference volume is also warmly recommended to other engineering professionals working on the design, construction, and operation of dams and related hydraulic structures.


Rip currents : beach safety, physical oceanography, and wave modeling

Recommending faculty: Dr. Eric C. Cruz (ICE)

Editors Stephen Leatherman, John Fletemeyer
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher CRC Press

Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling is the culmination of research from over 100 coastal scientists, engineers, forecast meteorologists, lifeguard chiefs, and other practitioners from around the world who participated in the 1st International Rip Current Symposium. These experts identify advancements in research that will lead to a better understanding of the dynamics, mechanisms, and predictability of these dangerous currents, and lower the number of rip current drownings.

Edited by Stephen Leatherman and John Fletemeyer, the book covers:

  • The full spectrum of rip current research and outreach initiatives on all four U.S. coasts (Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific, and Great Lakes) as well as the countries of Brazil, U.K., Japan, and Australia
  • Scientific techniques used to study rip currents including field investigation and numerical modeling
  • Field research involving the use of water-based sensors, video technology, and remote sensing
  • The development of public education programs through various outreach programs and campaigns as well as an evaluation of their overall effectiveness

Rip Currents’ sixteen chapters run the gamut from technical aspects of rip currents to beach safety management strategies. Whether dealing with determining rip current occurrence, hydrodynamic processes, prediction, or mitigating rip current hazards to enhance beach safety, each chapter provides a vignette that is distinct in its own right but also linked to or integrated with other chapters in the book. This comprehensive treatment presents an integrated, international perspective on a coastal process that is only now becoming better understood by the scientific community, and which has great importance to public safety on the world’s beaches.


Flood hazard identification and mitigation in semi- and arid environments

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

Editors Richard H. French, Julianne J. Miller
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Alluvial fans are ubiquitous geomorphological features that occur throughout the world, regardless of climate, at the front of mountains as the result of erosion and deposition. They are more prominent in semi- and arid climates simply because of the lack of vegetative cover that masks their fan shapes in more humid areas. From both engineering and geological viewpoints, alluvial fans present particular fluvial and sedimentation hazards in semi- and arid regions because episodic rainfall-runoff events can result in debris, mud, and fluvial flows through complex and, in some cases, migratory channel systems. Further, in semi- and arid climates alluvial fans often end in terminal or playa lakes. Given the uniform topography of playa lakes, these features often present ideal locations for facilities such as airports; however, regardless of the engineering advantages of the topography, the episodic and often long-term flooding of these lakes attracts migratory birds. The purpose of this volume is to summarize the current state-of-the-art, from the viewpoint of engineering, in the identification and mitigation of flood hazard on alluvial fans; and to accomplish this a fundamental understanding of geology is required.


Essentials of offshore structures : framed and gravity platforms

Authors D.V. Reddy, A.S.J. Swamidas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Essentials of Offshore Structures: Framed and Gravity Platforms examines the engineering ideas and offshore drilling platforms for exploration and production. This book offers a clear and acceptable demonstration of both the theory and application of the relevant procedures of structural, fluid, and geotechnical mechanics to offshore structures. It makes available a multitude of “solved problems” and “sample problems to solve” which give readers a strong understanding of the analysis and design of steel-framed and base-supported concrete gravity offshore structures. The book highlights sensible engineering applications for offshore structural design, research, and development; it can also be useful to those working in the design industry.

  • The user will have a detailed overview of the various structures used in the offshore environment and the preliminary costing factors that will influence their choice for the site.
  • Analytical principles emphasized in the book will help the user to clearly comprehend the various issues that need to be taken into account in the analysis and design of an offshore structure, using the API code.
  • The book includes extensive worked-out problems and sample problems for use by the students and instructors, with a Solution Manual.
  • The seabed pile/gravity foundation analyses and design are clearly outlined with their embedment characteristics and problems worked out.
  • A global description of environmental forces has been given that includes those due to wave, wind, current, tides, earthquakes, ice floe/sheet action, and limit ice-load on Arctic structures.
  • The book outlines the various factors that influence the material choice for offshore structures including fatigue and corrosion of the platforms in the ocean environment.

Separate chapters detail the factors that influence the pile embedment and concrete gravity foundation characteristics, material choice including fatigue and corrosion, estimation of ocean environmental forces that will be exerted on the offshore structures, and the analysis fundamentals that the reader needs to possess. The last two chapters give detailed insights into the analysis and design of framed and concrete gravity platform offshore structures using API code procedures. Overall, this book is a comprehensive presentation of the analysis and design of steel and concrete offshore structures.


A guide to modeling coastal morphology

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

Authors Dano Roelvink, Ad Reniers
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Process-based morphodynamic Modeling is one of the relatively new tools at the disposal of coastal scientists, engineers and managers. On paper, it offers the possibility to analyse morphological processes and to investigate the effects of various measures one might consider to alleviate some problems. For these to be applied in practice, a model should be relatively straightforward to set up. It should be accurate enough to represent the details of interest, it should run long enough and robustly to see the real effects happen, and the physical processes represented in such a way that the sediment generally goes in the right direction at the right rate. Next, practitioners must be able to judge if the patterns and outcomes of the model are realistic and finally, translate these colour pictures and vector plots to integrated parameters that are relevant to the client or end user. In a nutshell, this book provides an in-depth review of ways to model coastal processes, including many hands-on exercises.


Applied mathematics in hydraulic engineering : an introduction to nonlinear differential equations

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

Author Kazumasa Mizumura
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing

Applied Mathematics in Hydraulic Engineering is an excellent teaching guide and reference to treating nonlinear mathematical problems in hydraulic, hydrologic and coastal engineering. Undergraduates studying civil and coastal engineering, as well as analysis and differential equations, are started off applying calculus to the treatment of nonlinear partial differential equations, before given the chance to practice real-life problems related to the fields. This textbook is not only a good source of teaching materials for teachers or instructors, but is also useful as a comprehensive resource of mathematical tools to researchers.


Modeling coastal and offshore processes

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

Author David C. Kung
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Imperial College Press

Modeling is now a major tool for important environmental strategies. This book allows the non-specialist reader to understand and criticize current models of the shallow sea and coastal environments. Sufficient background on mathematics and statistics is covered, but readers disinclined to spend time on this may use the book as a reference guide in modeling. Topics include the numerical schemes used, modeling the sea bed, modeling shallow sea dynamics and, unusually for this type of book, modeling ecosystems and animals.


Onshore and offshore wind energy : an introduction

Author Paul A. Lynn
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore

Topics covered include:

  • a brief history of wind energy
  • the nature of the wind
  • turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics
  • wind farms
  • offshore opportunities and challenges
  • grid integration of wind energy
  • economic and environmental aspects

Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world.

This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.


Introduction to computer science using Python : a computational problem-solving focus

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 11)

Author Charles Dierbach
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Introduction to Computer Science Using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus,recommended by Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python (“This is not your average Python book…I think this book is a great text for anyone teaching CS1”). With a focus on computational problem solving from Chapter 1, this text provides numerous hands-on exercises and examples, each chapter ending with a significant-size program demonstrating the step-by-step process of program development, testing, and debugging. A final chapter includes the history of computing, starting with Charles Babbage, containing over 65 historical images. An end-of-book Python 3 Programmers’ Reference is also included for quick lookup of Python details. Extensive instructor materials are provided for those adopting for classroom use, including an instructors’ manual, over 1,000 well-developed slides covering all fundamental topics of each chapter, source code, and test bank.


Assessment essentials : planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato & Prof. Stan Kristian G. Ejera (MMME)

Authors Trudy W. Banta, Catherine A. Palomba foreword by Jillian Kinzie
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jossey-Bass

A comprehensive expansion to the essential higher education assessment text

This second edition of Assessment Essentials updates the bestselling first edition, the go-to resource on outcomes assessment in higher education. In this thoroughly revised edition, you will find, in a familiar framework, nearly all new material, examples from more than 100 campuses, and indispensable descriptions of direct and indirect assessment methods that have helped to educate faculty, staff, and students about assessment.

Outcomes assessment is of increasing importance in higher education, especially as new technologies and policy proposals spotlight performance-based success measures. Leading authorities Trudy Banta and Catherine Palomba draw on research, standards, and best practices to address the timeless and timeliest issues in higher education accountability. New topics include:

  • Using electronic portfolios in assessment
  • Rubrics and course-embedded assessment
  • Assessment in student affairs
  • Assessing institutional effectiveness

As always, the step-by-step approach of Assessment Essentials will guide you through the process of developing an assessment program, from the research and planning phase to implementation and beyond, with more than 100 examples along the way. Assessment data are increasingly being used to guide everything from funding to hiring to curriculum decisions, and all faculty and staff will need to know how to use them effectively. Perfect for anyone new to the assessment process, as well as for the growing number of assessment professionals, this expanded edition of Assessment Essentials will be an essential resource on every college campus.


Welding metallurgy and weldability

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Author John C. Lippold
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Describes the weldability aspects of structural materials used in a wide variety of engineering structures, including steels, stainless steels, Ni-base alloys, and Al-base alloys

Welding Metallurgy and Weldability describes weld failure mechanisms associated with either fabrication or service, and failure mechanisms related to microstructure of the weldment. Weldability issues are divided into fabrication and service related failures; early chapters address hot cracking, warm (solid-state) cracking, and cold cracking that occur during initial fabrication, or repair. Guidance on failure analysis is also provided, along with examples of SEM fractography that will aid in determining failure mechanisms. Welding Metallurgy and Weldability examines a number of weldability testing techniques that can be used to quantify susceptibility to various forms of weld cracking.

  • Describes the mechanisms of weldability along with methods to improve weldability
  • Includes an introduction to weldability testing and techniques, including strain-to-fracture and Varestraint tests
  • Chapters are illustrated with practical examples based on 30 plus years of experience in the field

Illustrating the weldability aspects of structural materials used in a wide variety of engineering structures, Welding Metallurgy and Weldability provides engineers and students with the information needed to understand the basic concepts of welding metallurgy and to interpret the failures in welded components.


Solidification and crystallization processing in metals and alloys

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Authors Hasse Fredriksson and Ulla Åkerlind
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Solidification or crystallization occurs when atoms are transformed from the disordered liquid state to the more ordered solid state, and is fundamental to metals processing. Conceived as a companion volume to the earlier works, Materials Processing during Casting (2006) and Physics of Functional Materials (2008), this book analyzes solidification and crystallization processes in depth.

Starting from the thermodynamic point of view, it gives a complete description, taking into account kinetics and mass transfer, down to the final structure. Importantly, the book shows the relationship between the theory and the experimental results. Topics covered include:

Fundamentals of thermodynamics
Properties of interfaces
Nucleation
Crystal growth – in vapours, liquids and melts
Heat transport during solidification processes
Solidification structures – faceted, dendritic, eutectic and peritectic
Metallic glasses and amorphous alloy melts

Solidification and Crystallization Processing in Metals and Alloys features many solved examples in the text, and exercises (with answers) for students. Intended for Masters and PhD students as well as researchers in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Metallurgy, it is also a valuable resource for engineers in industry.


Nanoparticles–nanocomposites–nanomaterials : an introduction for beginners

Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (MMME)

Author Dieter Vollath
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Wiley-VCH, Verlag GmbH & Co., KGaA

Meeting the demand for a readily understandable introduction to nanomaterials and nanotechnology, this textbook specifically addresses the needs of students – and engineers – who need to get the gist of nanoscale phenomena in materials without having to delve too deeply into the physical and chemical details.

The book begins with an overview of the consequences of small particle size, such as the growing importance of surface effects, and covers successful, field-tested synthesis techniques of nanomaterials. The largest part of the book is devoted to the particular magnetic, optical, electrical and mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale, leading on to emerging and already commercialized applications, such as nanofluids in magnetic resonance imaging, high-performance nanocomposites and carbon nanotube-based electronics.

Based on the author’s experience in teaching nanomaterials courses and adapted, in style and level, for students with only limited background knowledge, the textbook includes further reading, as well as information boxes that can be skipped upon first reading.


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