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Jul 9

NEW CS REFERENCE BOOKS

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Author S.K. Chang (Editor)
Place of Publication River Edge, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher World Scientific

This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering — two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic.

Wireless Security Handbook

Author Aaron E. Earle
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Auerbach

This handbook overviews wireless network security from the perspectives of the auditor, security architect, and hacker, revealing the technical details of how to design, build, and hack almost all wireless security methods. Discussion encompasses the mitigation of wireless risk, deploying wireless across large enterprises, and financial controls that reduce unforeseen risks in wireless projects. Chapter review questions and answers are included.

NEW CS RESERVE BOOKS

Operating Systems : Internals and Design Principles 5th ed.

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

This book covers concepts, structure, and mechanisms of operating systems. Stallings presents the nature and characteristics of modern-day operating systems clearly and completely. Includes major programming projects. Offers step-by-step web support with CD/Rom Resources. A basic reference for those interested in learning more about operating systems; also suitable for self-study.

Problem Solving and Program Design in C 4th ed.

Author Jeri R. Hanly
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Pearson Addison-Wesley

This volume provides an excellent introduction to programming, using the powerful but complicated C language. The reader learns the language through implementing the proven Koffman five-step problem solving process.

NEW CS CIRCULATION BOOKS
Professional Linux Programming

Author Jon Masters
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley Technology Pub.

* This book is broken into four primary sections addressing key topics that Linux programmers need to master: Linux nuts and bolts, the Linux kernel, the Linux desktop, and Linux for the Web. Effective examples help get readers up to speed with building software on a Linux-based system while using the tools and utilities that contribute to streamlining the software development process

Graph algorithms and applications 3

Author Giuseppe Liotta (Editor)
Place of Publication Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J.
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher World Scientific

This book contains Volume 6 of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications (JGAA). JGAA is a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers on the analysis, design, implementation, and applications of graph algorithms. Areas of interest include computational biology, computational geometry, computer graphics, computer-aided design, computer and interconnection networks, constraint systems, databases, graph drawing, graph embedding and layout, knowledge representation, multimedia, software engineering, telecommunications networks, user interfaces and visualization, and VLSI circuit design.

Graph algorithms and applications 4

Author Giuseppe Liotta (Editor)
Place of Publication Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher World Scientific

This book contains Volume 7 of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications (JGAA). JGAA is a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers on the analysis, design, implementation, and applications of graph algorithms. Areas of interest include computational biology, computational geometry, computer graphics, computer-aided design, computer and interconnection networks, constraint systems, databases, graph drawing, graph embedding and layout, knowledge representation, multimedia, software engineering, telecommunications networks, user interfaces and visualization, and VLSI circuit design.

Computationally intelligent hybrid systems : the fusion of soft computing and hard computing

Author Seppo J. Ovaska (Editor)
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Wiley

The subtitle, The fusion of soft computing and hard computing, identifies the subclass of the title that is discussed, and also represents a challenge that the anthology addresses: the soft-computing and hardcomputing communities are quite separate, but practicing engineers need all available methodologies at hand to develop innovative and competitive solutions to real-world problems. Representatives of both communities, from Asia, the US, and Europe, explore the methodological fusion or integration of approaches in such applications as aerospace, computer security, data mining, electric power systems, robust control, tool wear monitoring, user interfaces, and the World Wide Web. They write for graduate students, practicing engineers, researchers, and research-and-development managers.

Computational science

Author D. Kiryanov
Place of Publication Hingham, MA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Infinity Science Press

This applications-oriented book teaches students and engineers how to employ mathematical techniques for simulation and data processing using Mathcad. It is designed as a reference for practicing engineers or for use as a standard university course text, illustrating practical examples from computational science (such as optics, environmental science, chemistry, biology, tomography, economics, etc). The authors describe the most popular classical algorithms and modern techniques with all of the examples computed in Mathcad (on CD-ROM). Brief Table of Contents PART 1. EXPERIMENT PROCESSING Chapter 1. Data Processing Chapter 2. Inverse Problems PART 2. MODELLING Chapter 3. Ordinary Differential Equations: Cauchy Problems Chapter 4. Nonlinear Dynamics Chapter 5. Boundary-Value Problems Chapter 6. Partial Differential Equations Appendix A. References Appendix B. CD-ROM. Index

Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems 7th ed

Author Efraim Turban
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Prentice Hall

The book presents the fundamental techniques of the construction and use of management support systems. The authors discuss the basic aspects and applications of decision and group decision support systems, expert systems, neural computing, intelligent agents, and other intelligence systems. They include numerous Internet exercises. The course presented in this text covers the decision support and artificial intelligence components of the Information Systems ’97 Model Curriculum for Information Systems.

Wireless Networks : from the Physical Layer to Communication, Computing, Sensing, and Control

Author Giorgio Franceschetti
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Prentice Hall

The book presents a uniquely panoramic view of wireless networks with viewpoints from engineering, computing, and mathematics. The technology is discussed in theory as well as in practice to help engineers design and modify networks. The also includes globally recognized experts critical insight on sensor technology, transferring protocol, ad-hoc networks, and more.

Fortran 95/2003 for Scientists and Engineers 3rd Ed.

Author Stephen J. Chapman
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Prentice Hall

This book Fortran for Scientists and Engineers is intended for both first year engineering students and practicing engineers. It simultaneously teaches the Fortran 95/2003 programming language, structured programming techniques, and good programming practice. Among its strengths are its concise, clear explanations of Fortran syntax and programming procedures, the inclusion of a wealth of examples and exercises to help students grasp difficult concepts, and its explanations about how to understand code written for older versions of Fortran. We are the most current Fortran book in the market.

Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks

Author Holger Karl
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Wiley

The book provides a thorough description of the nuts and bolts of wireless sensor networks. It covers architecture and communications protocols in detail with practical implementation examples and case studies. Provides an understanding of mutual relationships and dependencies between different protocols and architectural decisions. It also shows which protocols are suitable for which tasks within a wireless sensor network and in which circumstances they perform efficiently.

Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers 5th ed.

Author Kip R. Irvine
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This book is for undergraduate courses in assembly language programming and introductory courses in computer systems and computer architecture. It was written specifically for the Intel/Windows/DOS platform, this complete and fully updated study of assembly language teaches students to write and debug programs at the machine level.

Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits 6th ed.

Author Robert F. Coughlin
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Prentice Hall

This best-seller presents a clear and interesting approach to op-amps examining four basic active filters, illustrating 5-V digital logic ICs, and more. It provides detailed, practical design and analysis examples that relate theory to the workplace. KEY TOPICS: This book explains why analog circuits are still necessary in the ever-expanding digital world. It also introduces a simple procedure for designing any linear instrumentation circuit; a voltage reference IC to provide precise design of voltage level detectors; and demonstrates how to measure physical variables with transducers.

NEW EEE REFERENCE BOOKS

Power Electronics Handbook : Devices, Circuits and Applications 2nd Ed.

Author Muhammad H. Rashid
Place of Publication Burlington
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher MA : Academic Press

This book is the most comprehensive reference tool available for both practicing professionals and engineering students in power electronics. Covering a wide range of topics, this well-organized and highly informative handbook is an innovative blend of both new advances and classic topics in power electronics. This book offers an enlightening presentation of this rapidly growing field, complete with a wealth of examples of recent applications of power electronics. It contains up-to-date, authoritative information on the characteristics of modern semiconductor switching devices, recent developments in modern power circuit topologies, conversion and control techniques in obtaining the desired waveform of the output voltage and current, and many other cutting edge technologies.

Thermoelectrics handbook : macro to nano

Author D.M. Rowe
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher CRC/Taylor & Francis

Published as a complement to the CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics, this volume provides an update of recent developments, largely in the form of review chapters. The 59 contributions are arranged by Rowe (Cardiff U., UK) into sections devoted to general principles and theoretical considerations; material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Each section proceeds from the large (macro) scale to micro and nano scales, a choice reflected in the handbook’s subtitle. Also included are two appendices on the history of the International Thermoelectric Society and on manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

NEW EEE RESERVE BOOKS

Standard handbook for electrical engineers 15th Ed.

Author H. Wayne Beaty
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

THE LANDMARK ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING REFERENCE
It’s hard to think of the science and technology of electrical engineering without considering the one reference that has, for over 90 years, covered it like no other: the STANDARD HANDBOOK FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS. Every technical breakthrough, every industry standard, every trend and defining issue—all have been a part of what has made the HANDBOOK a watershed reference for generations of engineers and technicians. One look at this new edition, featuring the insights of over 60 expert contributors, and you’ll see that this authoritative tradition is alive and well. Now more than ever, this standard-setting reference continues to give you the definitive, 360 degree look at the world of electricity, covering its generation, transmission, distribution, measurement, and use—including all the technical aspects needed by engineers working with electrical systems.

Contemporary communication systems using MATLAB and Simulink 2nd Ed.

Author John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Belmont, CA, USA
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Thomson Brooks/Cole

Product Description
Featuring a variety of applications that motivate readers, this book serves as a companion to any of the comprehensive books in communication systems. This book provides a variety of exercises that may be solved on the computer using MATLAB® (The authors assume that the student is familiar with the fundamentals of MATLAB). By design, the treatment of the various topics is brief. The authors provide the motivation and a short introduction to each topic, establish the necessary notation, and then
illustrate the basic concepts by means of an example.

Book Info
Text serves as a companion or supplement to textbooks in communications systems, providing a variety of exercises that may be solved on the computer using the student edition of MATLAB. For senior level undergraduate and graduate students electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science. Previous edition: c2000. Softcover.

Modern wireless communications

Author Simon Haykin
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Intended for use in undergraduate courses, this textbook discusses the techniques of wireless communications according to the evolution of spectral utilization of the radio channel. Chapters discuss topics like propagation and noise, modulation and frequency-division multiple access, coding and time division multiple access, spread spectrum and code-division multiple access, diversity, capacity, and space-division multiple access, and wireless architectures. Each chapter includes examples with detailed solutions. Haykin teaches at McMaster University. Moher works in the industry.

Fundamentals of digital logic with VHDL design 2nd Ed.

Author Stephen Brown
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This book is intended for an introductory course in digital logic design, which is a basic course in most Electrical and Computer Engineering programs. The authors provide a desirable balance between classical and modern design approaches. Basic concepts are introduced using simple logic circuits, which are designed by using both manual techniques and modern CAD-tool-based methods. Having established the fundamental concepts, more complex, realistic circuits are then designed with the CAD tools. The IEEE standard VHDL language is an integral part of design techniques used throughout the book. Altera’s advanced Max plus II CAD systmem (on CD-ROM0 and a series of step-by-step tutorials are included.

Digital design : principles and practices 4th Ed.

Author John F. Wakerly
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Pearson Education

A revised textbook blending academic vigor with practical experience. The CD-ROM features specialized software from XLINX.

System requirements:
• Windows 95+
• IBM or comparable PC
• 48MB RAM
• 4x+ CD-ROM drive
• VGA monitor
• 500 MB disk space

NEW EEE CIRCULATION BOOKS

VHDL : Modular Design and Synthesis of Cores and Systems 3rd Ed.

Author Zainalabedin Navabi
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The author has worked in the design, definition and implementation of hardware description languages and the synthesis and testing of digital systems. He has developed and supervised the development of many HDL-related software packages and tools, and has directed projects in VLSI design, test synthesis, simulation, synthesis, and other aspects of digital system automation. He has served as a consultant for several EDA companies developing HDL based tools and environments. Dr. Navabi is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEEE computer society, and an active participant in IEEE DASC committee that sets standards related to hardware description languages.

Engineering electromagnetics : applications

Author Rajeev Bansal
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher CRC Taylor & Francis

Bridging the gap between standard textbooks and specialized references, Engineering
Electromagnetics: Applications presents applications of electromagnetics for engineers who have established a fundamental knowledge of engineering electromagnetics. With appendices on constants, units and conversions, and vector analysis and coordinate systems, this volume covers radar, wireless communication systems, satellite communication systems, optical communications, numerical techniques, biological effects of electromagnetic fields, biomedical applications of electromagnetic
engineering, and measurement techniques for electromagnetic characterization of biological materials.

Electronic filter simulation & design

Author Giovanni Bianchi
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Electronic Filter Simulation & Design—which features simulation tools to speed and refine the filter design process.This hands-on tool kit helps youdetect problems early in the game—before hardware has beenbuilt and money spent. Giovanni Bianchi (is a senior microwave engineer at SDSTechnology. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE Microwave and GuidedWave Letter since 1995, is a reviewer for IEEE Microwave magazine, and holds six PLL-related patents.

Grob’s basic electronics

Author Mitchel E. Schultz
Place of Publication Dubuque, IA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill/Higher Education

Grob’s Basic Electronics, Tenth Edition, is written for the beginning student pursuing a technical degree in Electronics Technology. In covering the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, this text focuses on essential topics for the technician, and the all-important development of testing and troubleshooting skills.

This highly practical approach combines clear, carefully-laid-out explanations of key topics with good, worked-out examples and problems to solve. Review problems that follow each section reinforce the material just completed, making this a very student-friendly text. It is a thoroughly accessible introduction to basic DC and AC circuits and electronic devices. This tenth edition of this longtime best-selling text has been refined, updated and made more student friendly. The focus on absolutely essential knowledge for technicians, and focus on real-world applications of these basic concepts makes it ideal for today’s technology students.

Speech processing for IP networks : Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP)

Author Dave Burke
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP) is a new IETF protocol, providing a key enabling technology that eases the integration of speech technologies into network equipment and accelerates their adoption resulting in exciting and compelling interactive services to be delivered over the telephone. MRCP leverages IP telephony and Web technologies such as SIP, HTTP, and XML (Extensible Markup Language) to deliver an open standard, vendor-independent, and versatile interface to speech engines.

Speech Processing for IP Networks brings these technologies together into a single volume, giving the reader a solid technical understanding of the principles of MRCP, how it leverages other protocols and specifications for its operation, and how it is applied in modern IP-based telecommunication networks. Focusing on the MRCPv2 standard developed by the IETF SpeechSC Working Group, this book will also provide an overview of its precursor, MRCPv1.

An Introduction to Communication Network Analysis

Author George Kesidis
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This book covers a wide variety of topical networking subject matter based on the provided background material in probability, Markov chains, and queues. Leveraging this material, the author explores topics in local multiplexing and routing over three successive chapters, stressing both continuous-time and discrete-time contexts. The remaining chapters focus more directly on networking, such as traffic shaping and multiplexing, static routing, dynamic routing, and peer-to-peer file sharing systems.

Wireless Mesh Networking : Architectures, Protocols and Standards

Author Yan Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Auerbach Publications

This volume contains illustrative figures and allows for complete cross-referencing on routing, security, spectrum management, MAC, cross-layer optimization, load-balancing, multimedia communication, MIMO, and smart antenna, etc. It also details information on the particular techniques for efficiently improving the performance of a wireless mesh network. Presenting a solid introduction, Wireless Mesh Networking: Architectures, Protocols and Standards elucidates problems and challenges in designing wireless mesh networks.

Introduction to network security

Author Neal Krawetz
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Charles River Media

In today’s online, connected world where computers outsell TVs and e-commerce sales surpass those of “brick-and-mortar” stores, secure network environments are a necessity. Weaknesses within networks have led to the rapid growth of identity theft and computer virus outbreaks, so the demand for skilled and aspiring system administrators who can protect networks is growing. If you are tasked with protecting your networks from these threats, or are studying security, Introduction to Network Security will help you increase your understanding of potential threats, learn how to apply practical mitigation options, and react to attacks quickly. The book teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to design, develop, implement, analyze, and maintain networks and network protocols. It explains how these systems currently operate and the limitations that lead to security weaknesses. All of the fundamental issues needed to understand network security, including the definition of security terms,
security ethics, the OSI network model, and cryptography for networks are covered in detail. The book focuses on the seven layers in the OSI network model by describing each overall layer, its security role, common vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques. The discussion of each layer is followed by explicit examples of common protocols within the layer and their respective security issues. The last part of the book explores the common risks for secure network design and development, including the impact of modularity on security and a summary of the general security issues. If you are new to network security, a general IT administrator, or a student, this is a must-have a resource to help ensure that you have the skills and knowledge required to protect your networks!

Phase-locked loops : Design, Simulation, and Applications 6th Ed.

Author Roland E. Best
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This is an excellent handbook for anyone interested in electronic circuitry, from the student reading it for the first time to the seasoned professional who will want it close by for a quick refresher on a specific aspect of circuit design. In this fifth edition, the author synthesizes his own experience with extensive knowledge to produce this comprehensive work on phase-locked loops (PLL) systems, from theory to application, and more.

Visualization in Medicine : Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Author Berhard Preim
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

This is the first book on visualization and its application to problems in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book describes the algorithms, the applications and their validation, and the clinical evaluation of the applications. It discusses visualization techniques from research literature as well as the compromises required to solve practical clinical problems. The book covers image acquisition, image analysis, and interaction techniques designed to explore and analyze the data. The final chapter shows how visualization is used for planning liver surgery, one of the most demanding surgical disciplines. The book is based on several years of the authors’ teaching and research experience. Both authors have initiated and lead a variety of interdisciplinary projects involving computer scientists and medical doctors, primarily radiologists and surgeons.

Simulation of Dynamic Systems with MATLAB and Simulink

Author Harold Klee
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC Press

This book builds an in-depth and intuitive understanding of the basic concepts and practical tools that readers can easily generalize to their own field of study. The author includes case studies, real-world examples, abundant problems, and thousands of equations to develop a practical understanding of the concepts. Moreover, he incorporates MATLAB® and Simulink® tools to reinforce hands-on experience with designing, implementing, and adjusting the simulation models. This text works systematically through linear, continuous-time, and discrete-time dynamic systems as well as basic, intermediate, and advanced topics in numerical integration.