Jan 11

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 20 : November 14, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 21 : November 21, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 22-23 : November 28/ Dec 5, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 22-23 : December 19, 2016
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.188, no. 27-28 : December 26, 2016/ January 2, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 230, no. 6 : December 2016
Publisher National Geographic Society

Mar 2

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods

Recommending faculty: Prof. Nesley Saysay

Authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley

The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.

The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as:

  • 45 Interactive Exercises including all required objects, as well as a video tutorial on the basics of SketchUp and how to complete exercises tied to key concepts
  • Interactive Animations revealing complex construction processes
  • Image gallery including 75 full color photorealistic renderings
  • Flashcards and Self-Tests by chapter for reinforcing key terms and concepts
  • Supplementary Photo Gallery demonstrating construction operations

Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on “pre-engineered” building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.


Materials and design : the art and science of material selection in product design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jill Manapat

Authors Mike Ashby, Kara Johnson
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and industrial designer Kara Johnson explores the role of materials and materials processing in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even more of the highly useful “materials profiles” that give critical design, processing, performance and applications criteria for each material in question. The reader will find information ranging from the generic and commercial names of each material, its physical and mechanical properties, its chemical properties, its common uses, how it is typically made and processed, and even its average price. And with improved photographs and drawings, the reader will be taken even more closely to the way real design is done by real designers, selecting the optimum materials for a successful product.

  • The best guide ever published on the on the role of materials, past and present, in product development, by noted materials authority Mike Ashby and professional designer Kara Johnson–now with even better photos and drawings on the Design Process
  • Significant new section on the use of re-cycled materials in products, and the importance of sustainable design for manufactured goods and services
  • Enhanced materials profiles, with addition of new materials types like nanomaterials, advanced plastics and bio-based materials

Materials for sustainable sites : a complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable construction materials

Author Meg Calkins
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Content from this book is available as an online continuing professional education course at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-320255.html#resource_efficiency. WileyCPE courses are available on demand, 24 hours a day, and are approved by the American Institute of Architects


Chemistry, manufacture and applications of natural rubber

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete

Editors Shinzo Kohjiya and Yuko Ikeda
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

The growing demand for more sustainable materials has led to increased research on the properties of natural rubber. Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber summarizes this research and its significance for the industrial applications of natural rubber.

Chapters in part one explore the properties and processing of natural rubber, including the biosynthesis of natural rubber in different rubber-producing species, chemical modification of natural rubber for improved performance, and the effect of strain-induced crystallization on the physical properties of natural rubber. Further chapters highlight hydrophobic and hydrophilic silica-filled cross-linked natural rubber and computer simulation of network formation in natural rubber. Part two focusses on applications of natural rubber, including eco-friendly bio-composites using natural rubber matrices and reinforcements, soft bio-composites from natural rubber and marine products, natural rubber for the tire industry, the application of epoxidized natural rubber in pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and the use of natural rubber for vibration isolation and earthquake protection of structures. Finally, chapters in part three consider environmental and safety issues associated with natural rubber, including improving the sustainable development of natural rubber, the recycling of natural and synthetic isoprene rubbers and of sulfur cross-linked natural rubber, and recent research on natural rubber latex allergy.

Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber is a comprehensive resource for academics, chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and other professionals in the rubber industry, as well as those industries, including automotive, civil, and medical engineering, using natural rubber products.

  • An updated review with systematic and comprehensive coverage of natural rubbers
  • Covers a broad range of topics, including the chemistry, processing, sustainability, and applications of natural rubbers
  • Coverage of the best international research, including key experts from Asia, the United States, South America, and Europe

Corrosion and conservation of cultural heritage metallic artefacts

Recommending faculty: Prof. Vincent Garcia

Editor P. Dillmann
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

The conservation of metallic archaeological and historic artefacts is a major challenge whether they are ancient bronzes or relics of our more recent industrial past. Based on the work of Working Party 21 Corrosion of Archaeological and Historical Artefacts within the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC), this important book summarises key recent research on analytical techniques, understanding corrosion processes and preventing the corrosion of cultural heritage metallic artefacts.

After an introductory part on some of the key issues in this area, part two reviews the range of analytical techniques for measuring and analysing corrosion processes, including time resolved spectroelectrochemistry, voltammetry and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. Part three reviews different types of corrosion processes for a range of artefacts, whilst part four discusses on-site monitoring techniques. The final part of the book summaries a range of conservation techniques and strategies to conserve cultural heritage metallic artefacts.

Corrosion and conservation of cultural heritage metallic artefacts is an important reference for all those involved in archaeology and conservation, including governments, museums as well as those undertaking research in archaeology and corrosion science.

  • Summarises key research on analytical techniques for measuring and analysing corrosion processes
  • Provides detailed understanding of corrosion processes and corrosion prevention
  • Discusses on-site monitoring techniques

Handbook of ferroalloys : theory and technology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jordan Gravador

Editor Michael Gasik
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

This handbook gathers, reviews and concisely presents the core principles and varied technology involved in processing ferroalloys. Background content in thermodynamics, kinetics, heat and mass transfer is accompanied by an overview of electrical furnaces theory and practice as well as sustainability issues. The work includes detailed coverage of the major technologies of ferrosilicon, ferronickel, ferromolybdenum, ferrotungsten, ferrovanadium, ferromanganese and lesser known minor ferroalloys.

Distilling the results of many years’ experience in ferroalloys, Michael Gasik has assembled contributions from the worlds’ foremost experts. The work is therefore a unique source for scientists, engineers and university students, exploring in depth an area which is one of the most versatile and increasingly used fields within modern metallurgy.

  • All-in-one source for the major ferroalloys and their metallurgical processing technologies, cutting research time otherwise spent digging through old handbooks or review articles.
  • In-depth discussion of the C, Si, Al-reduction, groups II-VIII of the periodic table, supporting analysis of metallurgical processing.
  • Contemporary coverage includes environment and energy saving issues.

Advanced materials science and engineering of carbon

Recommending faculty: Prof. Myra Ruth Poblete

Editor Michio Inagaki, Feiyu Kang, Masahiro Toyoda, Hidetaka Konno
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Elsevier

Advances in Nanoporous Materials is a collection of comprehensive reviews of lasting value to the field. The contributions cover all aspects of nanoporous materials, including their preparation and structure, post-synthetic modification, characterization and use in catalysis, adsorption/separation, and all other fields of potential application, e.g., membranes, host/guest chemistry, environmental protection, electrochemistry, sensors, and optical devices.

“Nanoporous materials” comprise all kinds of porous solids that possess pores in the range from about 0.2 nm up to 50 nm, irrespective of their chemical composition, their origin (natural or synthetic), and their amorphous or crystalline nature. Typical examples are zeolites and zeolite-like materials (e.g., crystalline microporous aluminophosphates and their derivatives), mesoporous oxides such as silica, metal organic frameworks, pillared clays, porous carbons, and related materials.

  • State-of-the-art reviews keep coverage current
  • Broad scope provides a full topical overview
  • Contributions from renowned experts lend authority to the material

Materials experience : fundamentals of materials and design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Audric Cruz

Editor Elvin Karana, Owain Pedgley, Valentina Rognoli
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers suited to solving technical product requirements. In contrast, a stark gap can be found in current literature that articulates the very real personal, social, cultural and economic connections between materials and the design of the material world. In Materials Experience: fundamentals of materials and design, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design. The result is a very readable and varied panorama on the world of materials and product design as it currently stands.

  • Contributions by many of the most prominent materials experts and designers in the field today, with a foreword by Mike Ashby.
    The book is organized into 4 main themes: sustainability, user interaction, technology and selection.
  • Between chapters, you will find the results of interviews conducted with internationally known designers. These ‘designer perspectives’ will provide a ‘time out’ from the academic articles, with emphasis placed on fascinating insights, product examples and visuals.

Advances in ceramic matrix composites

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Leo dela Cruz

Editor I. M. Low
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) have proven to be useful for a wide range of applications because of properties such as their light weight, toughness and temperature resistance. Advances in ceramic matrix composites summarises key advances and types of processing of CMCs.

After an introductory chapter, the first part of the book reviews types and processing of CMCs, covering processing, properties and applications. Chapters discuss nanoceramic matric composites, silicon carbide-containing alumina nanocomposites and advances in manufacture by various infiltration techniques including heat treatments and spark plasma sintering. The second part of the book is dedicated to understanding the properties of CMCs with chapters on Finite Element Analysis, tribology and wear and self-healing CMCs. The final part of the book examines the applications of CMCs, including those in the structural engineering, nuclear and fusion energy, turbine, metal cutting and microelectronics industries.

Advances in ceramic matrix composites is an essential text for researchers and engineers in the field of CMCs and industries such as aerospace and automotive engineering.

  • Reviews types and processing of CMCs, covering processing, properties and applications

Feb 13

CIRCULATION BOOKS


HTML5 multimedia developer’s guide

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Author Ken Bluttman and Lee Cottrell
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw Hill

Develop cross-platform multimedia applications with HTML5

Now you can create rich, interactive content in the browser and deploy it across all platforms. HTML5 Multimedia Developer’s Guide shows you how. You’ll learn to use the revolutionary new features of HTML5, including the native audio, video, and drawing elements that eliminate the need for third-party plug-ins. New tags, the simplified doctype, local data storage, drag-and-drop, and geolocation are also covered. Detailed code examples illustrate the techniques discussed. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to develop amazing multimedia applications and websites with HTML5.

  • Use canvas for drawing, animation, effects, and events
  • Create and view videos with the native video element
  • Add and play audio files with the native audio element
  • Take advantage of local data storage functions
  • Apply drag-and-drop functionality
  • Build location-aware web pages with the geolocation property
  • Develop well-structured pages using the new semantic layout tags
  • Add functionality to web forms with the new form objects
  • Learn about new CSS3 properties and enhancements
  • Use the editable content and offline files features
  • Work with JavaScript and other technologies

Managing Oracle Fusion applications

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Richard Bingham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Master Oracle Fusion Applications

Administer a fully integrated application management framework across your enterprise using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Managing Oracle Fusion Applications first explains key principles and then logically groups utilities into practical, ready-to-use toolboxes. Learn how to build lifecycle models, deliver dynamic business intelligence, optimize performance, mitigate risk, and integrate the latest Web 2.0 and social networking features. Compliance, security, and testing techniques are also covered in this comprehensive resource.

  • Understand the components and architecture of Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Plan, develop, and implement an effective application management plan
  • Resolve reliability issues with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Configure and deploy applications from the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console
  • Adjust run-time parameters using Java Management Extensions and MBeans
  • Generate and distribute reports using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
  • Establish solid user authentication, access control, and data protection policies
  • Work with Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Intelligence

Multimedia demystified

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Jennifer Coleman Dowling
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Learn cutting-edge MULTIMEDIA skills!

Discover how to create impressive multimedia projects using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Multimedia Demystified is filled with information on the latest technologies, as well as design and production guidelines.

This practical guide provides a background on multimedia and then delves into the elements that make up a successful multimedia project. You’ll learn about software and hardware tools, digital photography, sound editing, web authoring with HTML, vector graphics, file formats, computer animation, and much more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:

  • Graphics, images, text, and typography
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Music, sound effects, and video
  • Authoring for multimedia functionality
  • Software and hardware
  • Delivering the final project to the intended audience

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Multimedia Demystified helps you master this marketable skill.


Plug-in PHP : 100 power solutions

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Robin Nixon
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Practical solutions to real-world problems
This practical guide gives you 100 ready-to-run PHP functions for solving most of the main problems you encounter when building a dynamic website with PHP. Every plug-in in the book offers a complete and working solution for a result you can achieve right away, using ready-made code you simply drop into your own program. And there’s little or no learning curve, because each one is self-contained and thoroughly documented.

Packed with tips and suggestions
Plug-in PHP is packed with programming tips and suggestions for further adapting the functions to your own needs, and even breaks down all the variables, arrays and functions used by each into at-a-glance tables, accompanied by a screen grab of every function in action. This makes the book extremely easy to use, even for complete beginners to PHP programming.

Real world solutions
Plug-in PHP has everything you need for:

  • Processing text
  • Image uploading and manipulation
  • Content management
  • Forms and user input
  • Integrating your website with others
  • Creating chat and messaging services
  • Using MySQL
  • Managing sessions and cookies
  • Dealing with APIs; RSS; and XML
  • Integrating with JavaScript and Ajax
  • Accessing geo-location
  • Spell checking and language translation
  • A great deal more…

The author’s personal toolkit
Written by a PHP expert with many years of experience developing websites in PHP and writing about PHP development, this invaluable resource draws on the author’s personal toolkit of solutions built up over the years. This means they are fast, tried-and-tested functions that have been proven to work in the real world, and they will work for you too.


Vibrations of continuous systems

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Arthur W. Leissa, Mohamad S. Qatu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ON THE VIBRATIONS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS

Written by experts in the field, Vibrations of Continuous Systems expalins the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Transverse vibrations of strings
  • Longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars
  • Beam vibrations
  • Membrane vibrations
  • Plate vibrations
  • Shell vibrations
  • Vibrations of three-dimensional bodies
  • Vibrations of composite continuous systems

Web design demystified

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Wendy Willard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Website DESIGN just got a whole lot EASIER!

Learn the latest website development tools, techniques, and best practices. Web Design Demystified provides the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering website planning and designing for screens. Then, you’ll learn how to build pages, use and integrate HTML and CSS, work with JavaScript, PHP, and XML, and use templates. Get tips for testing and going live as well as information on e-mail design and search engine optimization. Clear examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn how to:

  • Create design mockups that meet the project goals
  • Add images and multimedia with HTML
  • Style text, lists, links, and forms with CSS
  • Integrate HTML and CSS for layout
  • Improve your site’s search engine ranking
  • Code HTML for e-mail

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an intermediate user, Web Design Demystified gives you the tools you need to create successful websites.


Model-based design for embedded systems

Author Gabriela Nicolescu, Pieter J. Mosterman
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

The demands of increasingly complex embedded systems and associated performance computations have resulted in the development of heterogeneous computing architectures that often integrate several types of processors, analog and digital electronic components, and mechanical and optical components—all on a single chip. As a result, now the most prominent challenge for the design automation community is to efficiently plan for such heterogeneity and to fully exploit its capabilities.

A compilation of work from internationally renowned authors, Model-Based Design for Embedded Systems elaborates on related practices and addresses the main facets of heterogeneous model-based design for embedded systems, including the current state of the art, important challenges, and the latest trends. Focusing on computational models as the core design artifact, this book presents the cutting-edge results that have helped establish model-based design and continue to expand its parameters.

The book is organized into three sections: Real-Time and Performance Analysis in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems, Design Tools and Methodology for Multiprocessor System-on-Chip, and Design Tools and Methodology for Multidomain Embedded Systems. The respective contributors share their considerable expertise on the automation of design refinement and how to relate properties throughout this refinement while enabling analytic and synthetic qualities. They focus on multi-core methodological issues, real-time analysis, and modeling and validation, taking into account how optical, electronic, and mechanical components often interface.

Model-based design is emerging as a solution to bridge the gap between the availability of computational capabilities and our inability to make full use of them yet. This approach enables teams to start the design process using a high-level model that is gradually refined through abstraction levels to ultimately yield a prototype. When executed well, model-based design encourages enhanced performance and quicker time to market for a product. Illustrating a broad and diverse spectrum of applications such as in the automotive aerospace, health care, consumer electronics, this volume provides designers with practical, readily adaptable modeling solutions for their own practice.


Jun 23

The UP College of Engineering Digital Institutional Repository (DIR) system is an electronic archive of research outputs and publications penned by its faculty members. It is intended to provide a foundation for the collection of digital materials from the institution. The collections include faculty publications like journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters and also paper presentations.

 

Jun 20

 

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Jun 10

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