Aug 28

 

All students are invited to the 29th Manila International Book Fair which will be held at Halls 1-4 of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City from September 12 to 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This is your chance to become a part of the country’s premiere book event where non-stop excitement is packed with endless learning. As you stroll and shop in these halls, you will find more than 300 booths of both local and foreign exhibitors which offer the latest titles and hard-to-find books. You may also avail of discounts & freebies. Free admission tickets are available at the Reference Section of the UP College of Engineering Library II (limited tickets available).

For more information, please follow this URL: http://www.manilabookfair.com/. You may also contact the Reference Librarian at (02) 981-8500 local 3251-3252 or at (02) 434-8638. You may send us your email at library@engglib2.upd.edu.ph. Or you can just post your comments here.

See you there! :)

Aug 21

 

NEW EEE CIRCULATION BOOKS

Radio access networks for UMTS : principles and practice

Author Chris Johnson
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This book provides a comprehensive description of “Radio Access Networks for UMTS” . The main content is based upon the release 6 version of the 3GPP specifications. Changes since the release 99 version are described while some of the new features from the release 7 version are introduced.

“Radio Access Networks for UMTS” is ideal for mobile telecommunications engineers working for equipment vendors, operators and regulators. It will also appeal to system designers, technical managers and students.

Radio-frequency and microwave communication circuits : analysis and design

Author Devendra Misra
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Wiley

A unique and accessible treatment of the design and analysis of radio-frequency and microwave circuits in modern communications systems

Extensive appendices include logarithmic units, design equations for selected transmission lines, and a list of useful abbreviations. The author provides 130 solved examples with step-by-step explanations and nearly 200 class-tested problems, which allow easy study and quick reference. A comprehensive introduction for students and an up-to-date reference source for practitioners, Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design provides total coverage of this fast-growing and vital technology.

Reliability modeling, analysis and optimization

Author [edited by] Hoang Pham
Place of Publication Hackensack, N.J
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher World Scientific

As our modern information-age society grows in complexity both in terms of embedded systems and applications, the problems and challenges in reliability become ever more complex. Bringing together many of the leading experts in the field, this volume presents a broad picture of current research on system modeling and optimization in reliability and its applications. The book comprises twenty-three chapters organized into four parts: Reliability Modeling, Software Quality Engineering, Software Reliability, and Maintenance and Inspection Policies. These sections cover a wide range of important topics, including system reliability modeling, optimization, software reliability and quality, maintenance theory and inspection, reliability failure analysis, sampling plans and schemes, software development processes and improvement, stochastic process modeling, statistical distributions and analysts, fault-tolerant performance, software measurements and cost effectiveness, queueing theory and applications, system availability, reliability of repairable systems, testing sampling inspection, software capability maturity model, accelerated life modeling, statistical control, and HALT testing.

RF and microwave transistor oscillator design

Author Andrei Grebennikov
Place of Publication Chichester ; Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

The increase of consumer electronics and communications applications using Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave circuits has implications for oscillator design. Applications working at higher frequencies and using novel technologies have led to a demand for more robust circuits with higher performance and functionality, but decreased costs, size and power consumption. As a result, there is also a need for more efficient oscillators.

RFID : a guide to radio frequency identification

Author V. Daniel Hunt, Albert Puglia, Mike Puglia
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This book provides an introduction to RFID technology. It describes and addresses the following: How RFID works, how it is and can be used in current and future applications. The History of RFID technology, the current state of practice and where RFID is expected to be taken in the future. The role of middleware software to route data between the RFID network and the information technology systems within an organization. Commercial and government use of RFID technology with an emphasis on a wide range of applications including retail and consumer packaging, transportation and distribution of products, industrial and manufacturing operations, security and access control. Industry standards and the regulatory compliance environment and finally, the privacy issues faced by the public and industry regarding the deployment of RFID technology.

Scientific writing : a reader and writer’s guide

Author Jean-Luc Lebrun
Place of Publication Hackensack, N. J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher World Scientific

Given that scientific material can be hard to comprehend, sustained attention and memory retention become major reader challenges. Scientific writers must not only present their science, but also work hard to generate and sustain the interest of readers. Attention-getters, sentence progression, expectation-setting, and “memory offloaders” are essential devices to keep readers and reviewers engaged. The writer needs to have a clear understanding of the role played by each part of a paper, from its eye-catching title to its eye-opening conclusion. This book walks through the main parts of a paper; that is, those parts which create the critical first impression. The unique approach in this book is its focus on the reader rather than the writer. Senior scientists who supervise staff and postgraduates can use the book to review drafts and to help with the writing as well as the science. Young researchers can find solid guidelines that reduce the confusion all new writers face. Published scientists can finally move from what feels right to what is right, identifying mistakes they thought were acceptable, and fully appreciating their responsibility: to guide the reader along carefully laid-out reading tracks.

Skew-tolerant circuit design

Author David Harris
Place of Publication San Francisco
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

As advances in technology and circuit design boost operating frequencies of microprocessors, DSPs and other fast chips, new design challenges continue to emerge. One of the major performance limitations in today’s chip designs is clock skew, the uncertainty in arrival times between a pair of clocks. Increasing clock frequencies are forcing many engineers to rethink their timing budgets and to use skew-tolerant circuit techniques for both domino and static circuits. While senior designers have long developed their own techniques for reducing the sequencing overhead of domino circuits, this knowledge has routinely been protected as trade secret and has rarely been shared. Skew-Tolerant Circuit Design presents a systematic way of achieving the same goal and puts it in the hands of all designers.

Smart MEMS and sensor systems

Author Elena Gaura & Robert Newman ; with contributions from Michael Kraft, Andrew Flewitt, Davies William de Lima Monteiro.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Imperial College Press

The emphasis on research into sensor microsystems has been driven by bottom-up concerns, but in a world where systems using millions of sensors are proposed, engineers need to adopt a top-down systems engineering perspective to address the design problems posed. Smart MEMS and Sensor Systems provides this perspective. Sensor-level design is discussed in some detail to inform this top-down treatment, including a study of some state-of-the-art fabrication and integration technologies, the use of AI and ANN techniques for sensor enhancement, control/identification techniques and a case study in advanced optical MEMS. At the system level, the discussion centers on how a generic, intelligent or “cogent” sensor forms a building block for higher-level systems, including advanced multi-function arrays and networks. A design methodology for these networks is developed. The book concludes with a discussion on the continuing development of advanced intelligent sensor systems.

Software radio architecture : object-oriented approaches to wireless systems engineering

Author Joseph Mitola III
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Wiley

Coverage includes:

* Market-oriented technology trends on how software radio fits in with the larger telecommunications marketplace
* Complexity drivers and their influence on hardware and software components
* System integration, emphasizing the management of processing capacity available on heterogeneous ASIC, FPGA, and DSP hardware
* Subsystem material and the unique requirements that software radio brings to the hardware and software segments?antennas, RF conversion, ADC/DAC, pooled DSP, real-time operating systems, CORBA middleware, and radio software objects
* Relevant areas of systems engineering, including design tools, cost-benefit analysis, and an extended case study, “Mobile Infrastructure for Joint Military-Civilian Disaster Relief”
* Hundreds of graphs, case studies, and Internet access to software design tools (email: jmitola@compuserve.com)

Software VNA and microwave network design and characterisation

Author Zhipeng Wu
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

Advances in computer technology and in the development of modern microwave test instruments over the past decade have given electrical engineers, researchers and university students a number of new approaches to study microwave components, devices and circuits. Vector network analyser (VNA) is a valuable tool for providing fast and accurate characterisation of microwave components and devices for other circuits working at high frequencies.

Switchmode RF power amplifiers

Author Andrei Grebennikov, Nathan O. Sokal
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

A majority of people now have a digital mobile device whether it be a cell phone, laptop, or blackberry. Now that we have the mobility we want it to be more versatile and dependable; RF power amplifiers accomplish just that. These amplifiers take a small input and make it stronger and larger creating a wider area of use with a more robust signal.
Switching mode RF amplifiers have been theoretically possible for decades, but were largely impractical because they distort analog signals until they are unrecognizable. However, distortion is not an issue with digital signals-like those used by WLANs and digital cell phones-and switching mode RF amplifiers have become a hot area of RF/wireless design. This book explores both the theory behind switching mode RF amplifiers and design techniques for them.
*Provides essential design and implementation techniques for use in cma2000, WiMAX, and other digital mobile standards
*Both authors have written several articles on the topic and are well known in the industry
*Includes specific design equations to greatly simplify the design of switchmode amplifiers

The theory and technique of electronic music

Author Miller Puckette
Place of Publication Hackensack, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co.

This is the first book to develop both the theory and the practice of synthesizing musical sounds using computers. Each chapter starts with a theoretical description of one technique or problem area and ends with a series of working examples (over 100 in all), covering a wide range of applications. A unifying approach is taken throughout; chapter two, for example, treats both sampling and wavetable synthesis as special cases of one underlying technique. Although the theory is presented quantitatively, the mathematics used goes no further than trigonometry and complex numbers. The examples and supported software — along with a machine-readable version of the text — are available on the web and maintained by a large online community. The Theory and Techniques of Electronic Music is valuable both as a textbook and as professional reading for electronic musicians and computer music researchers.

VLSI test principles and architectures : design for testability

Author edited by Laung-Terng Wang, Cheng-Wen Wu, Xiaoqing Wen
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Elsevier Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

This book is a comprehensive guide to new DFT methods that will show the readers how to design a testable and quality product, drive down test cost, improve product quality and yield, and speed up time-to-market and time-to-volume.
- Most up-to-date coverage of design for testability.
- Coverage of industry practices commonly found in commercial DFT tools but not discussed in other books.
- Numerous, practical examples in each chapter illustrating basic VLSI test principles and DFT architectures.
- Lecture slides and exercise solutions for all chapters are now available.
- Instructors are also eligible for downloading PPT slide files and MSWORD solutions files from the manual website.

Web application design and implementation: Apache 2, PHP5, MySQL, JavaScript, and Linux/Unix

Author Steven A. Gabarró
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

“Web Application Design and Implementation” uses a hands-on approach of the major technologies and programming languages to teach readers web development. Providing an understanding of all major aspects of web programming in order to achieve the construction of a database-driven website, the book features state-of-the-art programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Apache, Linux/Unix.

Wireless networking

Author Praphul Chandra … [et al.]
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer’s first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Wireless Networking: Design, Optimize, Implement delivers readers from the basics of a wireless system such as antennas and transmitters to current hot topic wireless systems and technologies. The backbone to technologies and applications such as mobile, untethered Internet access, Internet telephony, and high-quality multimedia content via the Web is completely covered in this reference.

NEW CS CIRCULATION BOOKS

Rich client programming : plugging into the NetBeans platform

Author Tim Boudreau, Jaroslav Tulach, Geertjan Wielenga
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Prentice Hall

 

The open-source NetBeans Platform is an extraordinarily powerful framework for building “write once, run anywhere” rich client applications. Now, for the first time since the release of NetBeans IDE 5.0, there’ s a comprehensive guide to rich client development on the NetBeans Platform.Written for Java developers and architects who have discovered that basic Swing components are not enough for them, this book will help you get started with NetBeans module development, master NetBeans’ key APIs, and learn proven techniques for building reliable desktop software. Each chapter is filled with practical, step-by-step instructions for creating complete rich client applications on top of the NetBeans Platform and plugins for NetBeans IDE.

Sourcebook of parallel computing

Author Jack Dongarra … [et al.]
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers


Parallel Computing is a compelling vision of how computation can seamlessly scale from a single processor to virtually limitless computing power. Unfortunately, the scaling of application performance has not matched peak speed, and the programming burden for these machines remains heavy. The applications must be programmed to exploit parallelism in the most efficient way possible. Today, the responsibility for achieving the vision of scalable parallelism remains in the hands of the application developer.

Systems analysis and design in a changing world, 4th ed.

Author John W. Satzinger, Robert B. Jackson, Stephen D. Burd
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

This groundbreaking title presents a balanced focus on concepts and techniques from both traditional systems analysis and the newer object-oriented approach, to provide the most complete, up-to-date coverage of systems analysis and design with a minimum of extraneous information and outdated theory. The emphasis is therefore placed on fundamentals of lasting value rather than on details of only one specific analysis and design method. At the same time, because of the diversity of development environments in the real world, coverage of all major approaches to both analysis and design are included. The importance of system models is emphasized, whether they are traditional models or object-oriented models.

Systems architecture, 5th ed.

Author Stephen D. Burd
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Thomson/Course Technology

Systems Architecture, Fifth Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to information systems hardware and software in business. This new edition remains an indispensable tool for IS students. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changing nature of new technologies, and all of the end-of-chapter material has been enhanced and expanded.

Thesis projects : a guide for students in computer science and information systems, 2nd ed.

Author Mikael Berndtsson … [et al.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

This second edition guides the reader through successful planning and implementation of a thesis project and provides students in computer science and information systems with all the advice they need. The reader-friendly text offers a simple step-by-step guide to the key processes involved using an approach that has been tried and tested by the authors over a number of years.

Unleashing Web 2.0 : from concepts to creativity

Author Gottfried Vossen, Stephan Hagemann
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Boston
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann

The emergence of Web 2.0 is provoking challenging questions for developers: What products and services can our company provide to customers and employees using Rich Internet Applications, mash-ups, Web feeds or Ajax? Which business models are appropriate and how do we implement them? What are best practices and how do we apply them?
If you need answers to these and related questions, you need this book-a comprehensive and reliable resource that guides you into the emerging and unstructured landscape that is Web 2.0.
Gottfried Vossen is a professor of Information Systems and Computer Science at the University of Muenster in Germany. He is the European Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Information Systems-An International Journal. Stephan Hagemann is a PhD. Student in Gottfried’s research group focused on Web technologies.
* Presents a complete view of Web 2.0 including services and technologies
* Discusses potential new products and services and the technology and programming ability needed to realize them
* Offers ‘how to’ basics presenting development frameworks and best practices
* Compares and contrasts Web 2.0 with the Semantic Web

Visual design fundamentals : a digital approach, 2nd ed.

Author Alan Hashimoto
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Charles River Media

Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach, Second Edition has been completely updated to provide new insights and hands-on tutorials using the latest technology, including AdobeA(R) IllustratorA(R) and PhotoshopA(R). The book teaches the foundational information that artists and designers need to know to understand the art of two-dimensional visual design. It explores the classic elements of design (line, shape, form, value, color, and texture) and their relationship to balance, harmony, variety, and other classic design principles. The theories presented are well-established ideas in all forms of two-dimensional art and design, including drawing, painting, printmaking, graphics, and general design. These principles may also be applied to interior design, architecture, and industrial design. As artists learn the theories taught throughout the book, they’ll put these ideas into practice using a variety of hands-on tutorials covering line & shape, type combinations, letters as design elements, color composition, drawing, photo collages, and more. The tutorials use basic computer skills and techniques, and address classic tools and procedures common to all drawing and paint programs, including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Voice and video conferencing fundamentals

Author Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, and Steve Fry
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Cisco Press

 

Master the fundamentals of building a voice and video conferencing network with guidance from industry leaders at Cisco

* Learn the fundamentals of building voice and video conferencing capabilities into your network infrastructure
* Understand the use of different protocols, including when to use them and how
* Master other essential system needs, including establishing adequate security safeguards
* Learn from industry leaders at Cisco

Aug 20

 

NEW EEE CIRCULATION BOOKS

Embedded software

Author Jean Labrosse … [et al.]
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

This book covers the development and testing of embedded software from many different angles and using different programming languages. Optimization of code, and the testing of that code, are detailed to enable readers to create the best solutions on-time and on-budget. Bringing together the work of leading experts in the field, this a comprehensive reference that every embedded developer will need!

Embedded systems architecture : a comprehensive guide for engineers and programmers

Author Tammy Noergaard
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

The topics covered in detail are:
-hardware components, including processors, memory, buses, and I/O
-system software, including device drivers and operating systems
-use of assembly language and high-level languages such as C and Java
-interfacing and networking
-case studies of real-world embedded designs
-applicable standards grouped by system application

The CD-ROM accompanying the text contains source code for the design examples and numerous design tools useful to both students and professionals. A detailed laboratory manual suitable for a lab course in embedded systems design is also provided. Ancillaries also include a solutions manual and technical slides.

Fundamentals of electromagnetic fields : a computer approach

Author S.W. Anwane
Place of Publication Hingham, MA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Infinity Science Press

Fundamental concepts of electromagnetic field theory are presented as they relate to modern engineering applications. For practicing engineers or can be used as standard textbook.

Guide to network defense and countermeasures, 2nd ed.

Author Randy Weaver
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Course Technology

Guide to Network Defense and Countermeasures, 2E is the second of two books that are required for Level One of the Security Certified Program (SCP). This edition has been revised with updated content and maps clearly to the exam objectives for the current Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) exam. Although the primary emphasis is on intrusion detection, the book also covers such essential practices as developing a security policy and then implementing that policy by performing Network Address Translation, setting up packet filtering, and installing proxy servers, firewalls, and virtual private networks.

High performance switches and routers

Author H. Jonathan Chao
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

This text presents the latest developments in high performance switches and routers, coupled with step-by-step design guidance.
The authors discuss the main functions of the line cards of a core router, including route lookup, packet classification, and traffic management for quality of service control. The bulk of the text is then dedicated to packet switching designs. Coverage includes the various available architectures, algorithms, and technologies. Among the topics covered, readers will find detailed discussions of the latest innovations in electrical and optical packet switching. The final chapter discusses state-of-the-science commercial chipsets used to build routers. Readers learn their architecture and functions, using the theories and conceptual designs presented in the previous chapters as a foundation.

High-speed VLSI interconnections, 2nd ed.

Author Ashok K. Goel
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This Second Edition focuses on emerging topics and advances in the field of VLSI interconnections
In the decade since High-Speed VLSI Interconnections was first published, several major developments have taken place in the field. Now, updated to reflect these advancements, this Second Edition includes new information on copper interconnections, nanotechnology circuit interconnects, electromigration in the copper interconnections, parasitic inductances, and RLC models for comprehensive analysis of interconnection delays and crosstalk.

Industrial electricity & motor controls

Author Rex Miller
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Complete coverage of the entire industrial electrical field from the basics of electricity to equipment, to troubleshooting and repair.

Packed with over 650 illustrations, latest codes and regulations, study questions and review problems.

Interconnection networks : an engineering approach

Author José Duato
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

In this book, the authors present in a structured way the basic underlying concepts of most interconnection networks, with representative solutions that have either been implemented in industry or proposed in the research literature.

Interfacing pic microcontrollers : embedded design by interactive simulation

Author Martin Bates
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Elsevier

Interfacing PIC Microcontrollers provides a thorough introduction to interfacing techniques for students, hobbyists and engineers looking to take their knowledge of PIC application development to the next level. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further applications, based on the examples given, and numerous line drawings illustrate application of the hardware.

A companion website includes all examples in the text which can be downloaded together with a free version of Proteuss ISIS Lite: www.picmicros.org.uk

Introduction to electronics, 5th ed.

Author Earl D. Gates
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

Features:
* Provides an ideal solution for readers with no prior electronics experience who seek a basic background in DC and AC circuits, Devices, and Digital Circuits
* detailed, step-by-step examples serve to further clarify when and how to use basic formulas and math
* “Career Profiles” at the beginning of each section stimulate interest in further study and/or potential employment in the electronics fields
* Accompanying CD includes interactive tutorials, presentations, and Multisim circuit files

Microcontroller theory and applications : HC12 and S12

Author Daniel J. Pack
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This book provides readers with fundamental assembly language programming skills, an understanding of the functional hardware components of a microcontroller, and skills to interface a variety of external devices with microcontrollers. Chapter topics cover an introduction to the 68HC12, 68HC12 assembly language programming, advanced assembly programming, fuzzy logic, hardware configuration, exception—resets and interrupts, the 68HC12 clock module and standard timer module (TIM), the 68HC12 memory system, analog-to-digital (ATD) converter, and 68HC12 communications system—multiple serial interface. For electrical and computer engineers.

Microsystem design

Author Stephen D. Senturia
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers

A textbook for a graduate course in Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical Devices, and a useful reference for professionals. Contains a wide range of subject matter dealing with the fundamentals of the field of microelectromechanical engineering. Topics include heat flow, electronics, and dynamics of systems. DLC: Microelectromechanical systems.

Multi-carrier techniques for broadband wireless communications : a signal processing perspective

Author Man-On Pun
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Imperial College Press

Multi-Carrier Techniques for Broadband Wireless Communications provides an accessible introduction to OFDM-based systems from a signal processing perspective. The first part presents a concise treatment of some fundamental concepts related to wireless communications and multicarrier systems, while the second offers a comprehensive survey of recent developments on a variety of critical design issues. These include synchronization techniques, channel estimation methods, adaptive resource allocation and practical schemes for reducing the peak-to-average power ratio of the transmitted waveform.

Contents: Fundamentals of OFDM/OFDMA Systems; Time and Frequency Synchronization; Channel Estimation and Equalization; Joint Synchronization, Channel Estimation and Data Symbol Detection in OFDMA Uplink; Dynamic Resource Allocation; Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) Reduction.

Multidimensional signal, image, and video processing and coding

Author John W. Woods
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Academic

Digital images have become mainstream of late notably within HDTV, cell phones, personal cameras, and many medical applications. The processing of digital images and video includes adjusting illumination, manufacturing enlargements/reductions, and creating contrast. This development has made it possible to take long forgotten, badly damaged photos and make them new again with image estimation. It can also help snapshot photographers with image restoration, a method of reducing the influence of an unsteady hand.

Network processors : architectures, protocols, and platforms

Author Panos C. Lekkas
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Revolutionary network processors are already making sweeping changes in the network design field. Microchips optimized for high-speed communications, they impact everything from switching to security. These programmable chip sets are being rolled out with great fanfare by Intel, IBM, Motorola, Agere and others, but network designers and analysts know very little about them. This book is a very practical education in what these products look like under the hood and how to make the most of them.

– How NP architectures differ from CPUs (Central Processing Units)

– How to analyze protocols, platforms and market forces

– How to plan for a new generation of chips, routers and switches

PIC microcontroller and embedded systems : using Assembly and C for PIC18

Author Muhammad Ali Mazidi
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Offers a systematic approach to PIC programming and interfacing using Assembly and C languages. Offering numerous examples and a step-by-step approach, it covers both the Assembly and C programming languages and devotes separate chapters to interfacing with peripherals such as Timers, LCD, Serial Ports, Interrupts, Motors and more. A unique chapter on hardware design of the PIC system and the PIC trainer round out coverage. Systematic coverage of the PIC18 family of Microcontrollers. Assembly language and C language programming and interfacing techniques. Thorough coverage of Architectures and Assembly language programming of the PIC18. Thorough coverage of C language programming of the PIC18. Separate chapters on programming and interfacing the PIC with peripherals – Includes information on how to interface the PIC with LCD, keyboard, ADC, DAC, Sensors, Serial Ports, Timers, DC and Stepper Motors, Optoisolators, and RTC. Covers how to program each peripheral, first using the Assembly language and then using the C language. Those involved with PIC programming and interfacing using Assembly and C languages.

Principles and practices of interconnection networks

Author William James Dally
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

This book offers a detailed and comprehensive presentation of the basic principles of interconnection network design, clearly illustrating them with numerous examples, chapter exercises, and case studies. It incorporates hardware-level descriptions of concepts, allowing a designer to see all the steps of the process from abstract design to concrete implementation.
-Case studies throughout the book draw on extensive author experience in designing interconnection networks over a period of more than twenty years, providing real world examples of what works, and what doesn’t.
-Tightly couples concepts with implementation costs to facilitate a deeper understanding of the tradeoffs in the design of a practical network.
-A set of examples and exercises in every chapter help the reader to fully understand all the implications of every design decision.

NEW CS CIRCULATION BOOKS

Fundamentals of Java : AP* computer science essentials for the A and AB exams

Author Kenneth Lambert
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson/Course Technology

Completely revised and updated, Fundamentals of Java: Comprehensive Course, Third Edition covers all of the AP requirements for Computer Science Exams A and AB. By taking a multilevel approach to teaching Java, this text is suitable for a wide range of students, from beginners to those ready for advanced data structures. Since it is non-software specific, it can be used with any Java program compiler, including Borland, Sun Microsystems, Symantec and others.

Information systems essentials

Author Stephen Haag
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A concise, four-color IS concepts book with a lively, contemporary writing style at a student-friendly price. Information Systems Essentials Information Systems Essentials comes with more and better ancillaries than any other essentials text. An additional unique feature is the opening unit, explaining the benefit and impact of IS on each business career. This chapter addresses the frequently-cited problem of effectively showing students the relevance of this course. Information Systems Essentials includes the first nine chapters from Haag MIS 5e, representing what introductory MIS students should definitely know. An appendix includes the two XLMs from Haag MIS 5e: hardware/software and telecommunications.

Linux kernel development, 2nd ed.

Author Robert Love
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Novell Press

The Linux kernel is one of the most important and far-reaching open-source projects. That is why Novell Press is excited to bring you the second edition of Linux Kernel Development, Robert Love’s widely acclaimed insider’s look at the Linux kernel. This authoritative, practical guide helps developers better understand the Linux kernel through updated coverage of all the major subsystems as well as new features associated with the Linux 2.6 kernel. You’ll be able to take an in-depth look at Linux kernel from both a theoretical and an applied perspective as you cover a wide range of topics, including algorithms, system call interface, paging strategies and kernel synchronization. Get the top information right from the source in Linux Kernel Development.

Management information systems

Author Gerald V. Post
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Features:
# Problem-Solving Focus: Post goes farther than any other author to show the connection between technology and the business problems it can solve.
# Post goes farther than any other author to show the connection between technology and the business problems it can solve.
# Reality Bytes
# A favorite of all reviewers – this feature provides colorful insight to the sometimes messy and often entertaining reality of implementing IT solutions.
# Comprehensive end-of-chapter cases
# More detailed than any other text, these cases provide MBA-level background and detail.
# Organized around business themes: Infrastructure, Operations/Transactions, Tactics/Strategies, and Organizing Businesses and Systems.
# Allows the instructor to deliver a cohesive and well-organized business theme.
# Chapter opener – each chapter opens with a stated business problem, a lead figure illustrating the problem, and a lead case that exemplifies the implications of the problem on a company.
# Creates a consistent and thorough message that identifying problems is the first step in understanding what technology can be used to resolve them.
# MISource: Allows instructors to avoid “re-teaching” software skills that students should have prior to taking this course.
# Allows instructors to avoid “re-teaching” software skills that students should have prior to taking this course.

Mathematical linguistics

Author András Kornai
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

Introduces the mathematical foundations of linguistics to computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in natural language processing. This book covers an array of topics including phonology and morphology, probabilistic approaches, complexity, learnability, and the analysis of speech and handwriting.

Modern systems analysis and design

Author Jeffrey A. Hoffer
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Complex, challenging, and stimulating, this book addresses information system analysis and design; it is full of information that shows the organizational process that a team of business and systems professionals use to develop and maintain computer-based information systems. It stresses the importance of responding to and anticipating problems through innovative uses of information technology. The book provides an excellent foundation for systems development, then goes on to making the business case, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance. For future systems analysts, or for those information technology that need a great resource for implementing new ideas and strategies for success.

Multimedia watermarking techniques and applications

Author Borko Furht
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Intellectual property owners must continually exploit new ways of reproducing, distributing, and marketing their products. However, the threat of piracy looms as a major problem with digital distribution and storage technologies. Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications covers all current and future trends in the design of modern systems that use watermarking to protect multimedia content. Containing the works of contributing authors who are worldwide experts in the field, this volume is intended for researchers and practitioners, as well as for those who want a broad understanding of multimedia security. In the wake of the explosive growth of digital entertainment and Internet applications, this book is the definitive resource on the subject for scientists, researchers, programmers, engineers, business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

New perspectives on computer concepts : introductory, 10th ed.

Author June Jamrich Parsons
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson/Course Technology

Be engaged, excited and enlightened with the New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Tenth Edition. This book has been completely updated to provide you with the latest, most in-depth information on both computer concepts and the context in which they fit into todayas world. The Tenth Edition provides the most current information on computers, software, the Internet, and emerging issues and technologies. The New Perspectives unique approach transforms learning concepts into a more approachable, hands-on experience that appeals to anyone, from the computer novice to computer savvy learners.

Aug 20

 

We are glad to inform you that the following EEE reserve books from Engineering Library I were already transferred to the College of Engineering Library II and now available at the Reserve Section:

  • Introduction to robotics, mechanics, and control (2005) by Craig
  • Linear control system analysis and design (1995) by D’Azzo & Houpis
  • Modern control systems (2005) by Dorf
  • Pattern classification (2001) by Duda … [et al.]
  • Coding and information theory (1980) by Hamming
  • Process control instrumentation technology (2003) by Johnson
  • Automatic control systems (1995) by Kuo
  • Discrete-time control systems (1995) by Ogata
  • Probability, random variables, and stochastic processes (1984) by Papoulis
  • Probability, random variables, and random signal principles (2001) by Peebles
  • Digital control system analysis and design (1995) by Phillips
  • Fields and waves in communication electronics (1994) by Ramo
  • Fundamentals of semiconductor theory and device physics (1989) by Wang
Aug 13

 

NEW CS RESERVE BOOKS

Antenna theory : analysis and design, 3rd ed.

Author Constantine A. Balanis
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Wiley

* New coverage of microstrip antennas provides information essential to a wide variety of practical designs of rectangular and circular patches, including computer programs.
* Applications of Fourier transform (spectral) method to antenna radiation.
* Updated material on moment methods, radar cross section, mutual impedances, aperture and horn antennas, compact range designs, and antenna measurements.

A New Emphasis on Design! Balanis features a tremendous increase in design procedures and equations. This presents a solid solution to the challenge of meeting real-life situations faced by engineers. Computer programs contained in the book-and accompanying software-have been developed to help engineers analyze, design, and visualize the radiation characteristics of antennas.

C : how to program, 4th ed.

Author H.M. Deitel
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.

 

Highly practical in approach, this book introduces learners to the fundamental notions of structured programming and software engineering.

KEY TOPICS
It covers the full C language, key library functions, object-oriented programming in C++ and Java, and event-driven GUI programming in Java. For individuals beginning their mastery of C Programming.

NEW CS CIRCULATION BOOKS

100 NetBeans IDE tips and tricks

Author Ruth Kusterer (Editor)
Place of Publication Calif.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Sun Microsystems

The book covers 100 tips and tricks that were collected from NetBeans documentation, blogs, forums, and the NetBeans community. The 100 NetBeans Tips and Tricks book includes the following: Source Code Editing, Editor Insights, Navigation, Projects, Automate Tasks With Ant, GUI Builder, Look and Feel, Time Savers, Space Savers, Keyboard, Documentation and Help, Advanced and Miscellaneous, The NetBeans IDE 6.1 Installer.

A brief history of computing

Author Gerard O’Regan
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

This book traces the evolution of computation, from early civilisations 3000 B.C. to the latest key developments in modern times.
This useful and lively text provides a comprehensive introduction to the key topics in the history of computing, in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. It covers the significant areas and events in the field – from the ancient Egyptians through to the present day – and both gives the reader a flavour of the history and stimulates further study in the subject.

Ambient networks : co-operative mobile networking for the wireless world

Author Norbert Niebert (Editor)
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

This book offers a complete and detailed overview of the Ambient Networking concept and its core technologies. The authors explain the problems with current mobile IP networks and the need for a new mobility-aware IP-based control architecture, before presenting the Ambient Networking concept itself and the business opportunities that it offers. The architecture, components, features and challenges of Ambient Networking are covered in depth, with comprehensive discussions of multi-radio access, generic Ambient Network signalling, mobility support, context and network management and built-in media delivery overlay control.

An introduction to Java programming and object-oriented application development

Author Richard A. Johnson
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

This text covers what students need to know about basic Java programming in a clear, straight-forward writing style.

Automata, logics, and infinite games

Author Erich Grädel (Editor)
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Springer

A central aim and ever-lasting dream of computer science is to put the development of hardware and software systems on a mathematical basis which is both firm and practical. Such a scientific foundation is needed especially for the construction of reactive programs, like communication protocols or control systems.

For the construction and analysis of reactive systems an elegant and powerful theory has been developed based on automata theory, logical systems for the specification of nonterminating behavior, and infinite two-person games.

The 19 chapters presented in this multi-author monograph give a consolidated overview of the research results achieved in the theory of automata, logics, and infinite games during the past 10 years. Special emphasis is placed on coherent style, complete coverage of all relevant topics, motivation, examples, justification of constructions, and exercises.

Building embedded Linux systems

Author Karim Yaghmour
Place of Publication Beijing
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher O’Reilly

Linux(R) is being adopted by an increasing number of embedded systems developers, who have been won over by its sophisticated scheduling and networking, its cost-free license, its open development model, and the support offered by rich and powerful programming tools. While there is a great deal of hype surrounding the use of Linux in embedded systems, there is not a lot of practical information. “Building Embedded Linux Systems” is the first in-depth, hard-core guide to putting together an embedded system based on the Linux kernel. This indispensable book features arcane and previously undocumented procedures for:

  • Building your own GNU development toolchain
  • Using an efficient embedded development framework
  • Selecting, configuring, building, and installing a target-specific kernel
  • Creating a complete target root filesystem
  • Setting up, manipulating, and using solid-state storage devices
  • Installing and configuring a bootloader for the target
  • Cross-compiling a slew of utilities and packages
  • Debugging your embedded system using a plethora of tools and techniques

C++ programming : program design including data structures, 3rd ed.

Author D.S. Malik
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Intended for a two-semester course covering CS1 and CS2 topics, this text contains numerous clear and complete explanations and examples. With a strong focus on problem-solving, the book offers comprehensive coverage of introductory C++ programming topics and then moves the students confidently into more advanced concepts. Each chapter contains classroom-tested pedagogical features, including full-color code and comments, syntax boxes with explanation and examples, and complete programming exercises. All programs and exercises have been quality assurance tested with Microsoft Visual C++ .NET, available as an optional compiler with the text.

Combinatorial optimization : theory and algorithms, 4th ed.

Author Bernhard Korte
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

This comprehensive textbook on combinatorial optimization places special emphasis on theoretical results and algorithms with provably good performance, in contrast to heuristics. It has arisen as the basis of several courses on combinatorial optimization and more special topics at graduate level. It contains complete but concise proofs, also for many deep results, some of which did not appear in a textbook before. Many very recent topics are covered as well, and many references are provided. Thus this book represents the state of the art of combinatorial optimization.

This fourth edition is again significantly extended, most notably with new material on linear programming, the network simplex algorithm, and the max-cut problem. Many further additions and updates are included as well.

Computing essentials 2008 (Introductory ed.)

Author Timothy J. O’Leary
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Computing Essentials 2008 Intro edition is a computing concepts text that focuses on current coverage of a broad range of computing topics, including computer components, applications software, databases, storage devices, etc. This O’Leary concepts text provides a complete learning package focusing on the most important and essential concepts of information technology. Students are given a streamlined, concise, attractive approach to the fundamental issues surrounding the world of computing. Features include strong concept reinforecement, relevant research, new application-based material, easy-to-follow design and student friendly design. This text also correlates with SimNet Online, our online training and assessment program for office 2007 and also computing concepts!

Data protection and information lifecycle management

Author Tom Petrocelli
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This book introduces Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), a powerful new strategy for managing enterprise information based on its value over time.

Coverage includes

  • A complete, unique framework for considering and planning data protection
  • Understanding storage technology from the standpoint of data protection
  • Architecting more effective backup/restore solutions
  • Using remote copy and replication to keep data synchronized and support immediate failover to hot sites
  • Leveraging core computer security concepts and strategies to protect your most critical data
  • Securing your entire storage infrastructure, not just servers
  • Using policy-driven data protection and Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) to improve security and reduce cost
  • Using ILM to identify your highest-value data and choose the right ways to protect it.

Developing quality metadata : building innovative tools and workflow solutions

Author Cliff Wootton
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Focal Press

Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using several programming languages. For example, you can use shell scripting as part of the graphic arts and media production process, or you can use a popular spreadsheet application to drive your workflow. The concepts explored in this book are framed within the context of a multimedia professional working on the Web or in broadcasting, but they are relevant to anyone responsible for a growing library of content, be it audio-visual, text, or financial.

NEW EEE CIRCULATION BOOKS

Computer security and penetration testing

Author Alfred Basta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson

This book is designed to give readers of all backgrounds and experience levels a well-researched and engaging introduction to the fascinating realm of network security. With real-world examples that reflect today’s most important and relevant security topics, Penetration Testing will address how and why people attack computers and networks, so that readers can be armed with the knowledge and techniques to successfully combat hackers. Because the world of information security changes so quickly and is often the subject of much hype, this book also aims to provide a clear differentiation between hacking myths and hacking facts. Straightforward in its approach, this valuable resource teaches the skills needed to go from hoping a system is secure to knowing that it is.

Cryptography and network security

Author Behrouz A. Forouzan
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

In this new first edition, well-known author Behrouz Forouzan uses his accessible writing style and visual approach to simplify the difficult concepts of cryptography and network security. Forouzan presents difficult security topics from the ground up. A gentle introduction to the fundamentals of number theory is provided in the opening chapters, paving the way for the student to move on to more complex security and cryptography topics. Difficult math concepts are organized in appendices at the end of each chapter so that students can first learn the principles, then apply the technical background. Hundreds of examples, as well as fully coded programs, round out a practical, hands-on approach which encourages students to test the material they are learning.

Customizable embedded processors : design technologies and applications

Author Paolo Ienne (Editor)
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Customizable processors have been described as the next natural step in the evolution of the microprocessor business: a step in the life of a new technology where top performance alone is no longer sufficient to guarantee market success. Other factors become fundamental, such as time to market, convenience, energy efficiency, and ease of customization.
This book is the first to explore comprehensively one of the most fundamental trends which emerged in the last decade: to treat processors not as rigid, fixed entities, which designers include “as is” in their products; but rather, to build sound methodologies to tailor-fit processors to the specific needs of such products. This book addresses the goal of maintaining a very large family of processors, with a wide range of features, at a cost comparable to that of maintaining a single processor.
- First book to present comprehensively the major ASIP design methodologies and tools without any particular bias.
- Written by most of the pioneers and top international experts of this young domain.
- Unique mix of management perspective, technical detail, research outlook, and practical implementation.

Demystifying switched capacitor circuits

Author Mingliang (Michael) Liu
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Newnes

This book helps engineers to grasp fundamental theories and design principles by presenting physical and intuitive explanations of switched-capacitor circuits. Numerous circuit examples are discussed and the author emphasizes the most important and fundamental principles involved in implementing state-of-the-art switched-capacitor circuits for analog signal processing and power management applications. Throughout the book, the author presents numerous step-by-step tutorials and gives practical design examples. While some quantitative analysis is necessary to understand underlying concepts, tedious mathematical equations and formal proofs are avoided. An intuitive appreciation for switched-capacitor circuits is achieved. Much of the existing information on contemporary switched-capacitor circuit applications is in the form of applications notes and data sheets for various switched-capacitor ICs. This book compiles such information in a single volume and coherently organizes and structures it. The author has his own website at www.mingliangliu.com.

Digital alias-free signal processing

Author Ivars Bilinskis
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

This book provides practical and comprehensive coverage of the theory and techniques behind alias-free digital signal processing.
“Key features: ” Analyses issues of sampling, randomised and pseudo-randomised quantisation and direct and indirectly randomised sampling. Examines periodic and hybrid sampling, including information on processing algorithms and potential limitations imposed by signal dynamics. Sets out leading methods and techniques for complexity reduced designs, in particular designs of large aperture sensor arrays, massive data acquisition and compression from a number of signal sources and complexity-reduced processing of non-uniform data. Presents examples of engineering applications using these techniques including spectrum analysis, waveform reconstruction and the estimation of various parameters, emphasising the importance of the technique for developing new technologies. Links DASP and traditional technologies by mapping them into embedded systems with standard inputs and outputs.

“Digital Alias-free Signal Processing” is ideal for practising engineers and researchers working on the development of digital signal processing applications at extended frequencies. It is also a valuable reference for electrical and computer engineering graduates taking courses in signal processing or digital signal processing.

Digital communications test and measurement : high-speed physical layer characterization

Author Dennis Derickson and Marcus Müller (editors)
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Prentice Hall

 

A Comprehensive Guide to Physical Layer Test and Measurement of Digital Communication Links

Readers will gain a thorough understanding of the inner workings of digital high-speed systems, and learn how the different aspects of such systems can be tested. The editors and contributors cover key areas in test and measurement of transmitters (digital waveform and jitter analysis and bit error ratio), receivers (sensitivity, jitter tolerance, and PLL/CDR characterization), and high-speed channel characterization (in time and frequency domain). Extensive illustrations are provided throughout.

Coverage includes:
* Signal integrity from a measurement point of view
* Digital waveform analysis using high bandwidth real-time and sampling (equivalent time) oscilloscopes
* Bit error ratio measurements for both electrical and optical links
* Extensive coverage on the topic of jitter in high-speed networks
* State-of-the-art optical sampling techniques for analysis of 100 Gbit/s + signals
* Receiver characterization: clock recovery, phase locked loops, jitter tolerance and transfer functions, sensitivity testing, and stressed-waveform receiver testing
* Channel and system characterization: TDR/T and frequency domain-based alternatives
* Testing and measuring PC architecture communication links: PCIexpress, SATA, and FB DIMM

Digital principles and logic design

Author A. Saha
Place of Publication Hingham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Infinity Science Press

This text/reference provides students and practicing engineers with an introduction to the classical methods of designing electrical circuits, but incorporates modern logic design techniques used in the latest microprocessors, microcontrollers, microcomputers, and various LSI components. The book provides a review of the classical methods e.g., the basic concepts of Boolean algebra, combinational logic and sequential logic procedures, before engaging in the practical design approach and the use of computer-aided tools. The book is enriched with numerous examples (and their solutions), over 500 illustrations, and includes a CD-ROM with simulations, additional figures, and third party software to illustrate the concepts discussed in the book.

FEATURES
* Designed as a text/reference to provide students and practicing engineers with information on both classical methods and modern industry applications
* Modern applications are discussed in detail, including Karnaugh maps, PLD notation (PAL, PLA, FPGA) and more * Covers fundamental topics as Boolean algebra, logic gates, flip-flops, minimization, etc.
* CD-ROM includes simulations, figures, and third-party software

Digital signal processors : architectures, implementations, and applications [International ed.]

Author Sen M. Kuo
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

This book offers learners a hands-on approach to understanding architecture and programming of DSP processors, and the design of real-time DSP systems. It contains real-world applications, and implementation of DSP algorithms using both the fixed-point and floating-point processors.

KEY TOPICS
Other topics include FIR Filtering, IIR Filtering, Fast Fourier Transforms. and Adaptive Filtering. For use as a desktop reference for practicing engineers to learn DSP concepts and to develop real-time applications at work.

Electrical grounding and bonding

Author J. Philip Simmons
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written in accordance with the 2008 National Electrical Code, this new book provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the essential elements of electrical grounding and bonding. It examines the critical concepts of calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC tables, the use of grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, as well as various installations and sizing. Material is reader-friendly and is accompanied by straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts that foster understanding. A functional use of color and dynamic illustrations augments the book and further supports this thorough student- and professional-level approach to electrical grounding.

Electricity for refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning, 7th ed.

Author Russell E. Smith
Place of Publication Austalia
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson/Delmar Learning

Ideal for students and beginning technicians, Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 6E zeroes in on the basic electrical principles necessary to understand today’s modern control systems. This extraordinarily practical approach allows readers to focus exclusively on the electronics information they will use in the field, without bogging them down in unnecessary theory. Newly-updated in direct response to user feedback, this edition now features all-new chapters on electrical safety, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting modern HVAC-R control systems and circuitry. A second color has also been added throughout the book to highlight “must-know” information for readers, such as the circuits being discussed in schematic diagrams, as well as the direction of the current flow within circuits. As in past editions, emphasis is on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures in order to enable readers to become highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technicians. A comprehensive glossary is also included to assist those who are new to the field in understanding and using industry terms.

NEW EEE REFERENCE BOOKS

Electrical wiring commercial, 13th ed.

Author Ray C. Mullin
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Updated to reference the 2008 National Electrical Code, this edition of Electrical Wiring – Commercial guides readers step-by-step through the basics of commercial wiring. With a practical, straightforward approach, and a new, full-color design that aids in complex wiring diagrams, this book provides more learning tools than ever before for the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional commercial electricians. With new coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as updated coverage of today’s important concepts like ground fault circuit interrupters, compact fluorescent lamps, motor burnout problems, and 2008 NEC grounding requirements, readers can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A complete set of commercial building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements and making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the commercial electricity industry.

Electrical wiring industrial, 13th ed.

Author Robert L. Smith
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Updated to reference the 2008 National Electrical Code, this edition of Electrical Wiring Industrial guides readers step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building, making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, the book begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service, power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2008 National Electrical Code throughout the book shows readers how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Electrical wiring residential, 16th ed.

Author Ray C. Mullin
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

This bestselling book has already helped tens of thousands of readers to learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes, and it is now updated to comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code. Electrical Wiring Residential, 16E uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide readers step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional residential electricians. With new coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as updated coverage of today’s important concepts like ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, and 2008 NEC requirements for house wiring, readers can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A complete set of residential building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements and making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the residential electricity industry.

NEW EEE RESERVE BOOKS

Digital communications, 5th ed.

Author John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This book offers an introduction to the analysis and design of digital communication systems. Updated with a discussion of modern technological advances, it provides detailed coverage of digital modulation and demodulation techniques, channel coding and decoding, source coding, spread spectrum signals, channel equalization, multiuser communications, and modulation and coding for fading multipath channels. A review of important topics in probability and stochastic processes is included.

Aug 13

 

The SpringerLink Online Journal collection is available on-trial from August 11 to September 11, 2008.

This online database includes more than 1,250 peer-reviewed journals, with more than 600,000 individual documents. Most titles include complete back issues to 1966, with digital conversion of all back issues under way, making every title available from Volume I, Issue 1.

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