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NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Scientific computing : an introductory survey, 2nd ed.

Author Michael T. Heath
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This book presents a broad overview of numerical methods for solving all the major problems in scientific computing, including linear and nonlinear equations, least squares, eigenvalues, optimization, interpolation, integration, ordinary and partial differential equations, fast Fourier transforms, and random number generators. The treatment is comprehensive yet concise, software-oriented yet compatible with a variety of software packages and programming languages. The book features more than 160 examples, 500 review questions, 240 exercises, and 200 computer problems.

Computational differential equations

Author K. Eriksson … [et al.]
Place of Publication Sweden
Date of Publication c1996
Publisher Studentlitteratur

This substantial revision of the text Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element Method by C. Johnson is a two volume introduction to the computational solution of differential equations using a unified approach organised around the adaptive finite element method. It presents a synthesis of mathematical modelling, analysis and computation. It provides the student with theoretical and practical tools useful for addressing the basic questions of computational mathematical modelling in science and engineering: How to model physical phenomena using differential equations? What are the properties of solutions of differential equations? How to compute solutions in practice? How to estimate and control the accuracy of computed solutions? The first volume begins by developing the basic issues at an elementary level in the context of a set of model problems in ordinary differential equations. Covers the basic classes of linear partial differential equations modelling elasticity, heat flow, wave propagation and convection-diffusion-absorption problems.It concludes with a chapter on the abstract framework of the finite element method for differential equations. The second volume extends the scope to nonlinear differential equations and systems of equations modelling a variety of phenomena such as reaction-diffusion, fluid flow and many-body dynamics, and reaches the frontiers of research.

NEW REFERENCE BOOK

Information sources in engineering, 4th ed.

Author edited by Roderick A. MacLeod and Jim Corlett
Place of Publication Munchen
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher K.G. Saur

**Received the 2006 Best Reference Work Award from the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society of Engineering Education** The current, thoroughly revised and updated edition of this approved title, evaluates information sources in the field of technology. It provides the reader not only with information of primary and secondary sources, but also analyses the details of information from all the important technical fields, including environmental technology, biotechnology, aviation and defence, nanotechnology, industrial design, material science, security and health care in the workplace, as well as aspects of the fields of chemistry, electro technology and mechanical engineering. The sources of information presented also contain publications available in printed and electronic form, such as books, journals, electronic magazines, technical reports, dissertations, scientific reports, articles from conferences, meetings and symposiums, patents and patent information, technical standards, products, electronic full text services, abstract and indexing services, bibliographies, reviews, internet sources, reference works and publications of professional associations. Information Sources in Engineering is aimed at librarians and information scientists in technical fields as well as non-professional information specialists, who have to provide information about technical issues. Furthermore, this title is of great value to students and people with technical professions.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Linux device drivers, 3rd ed.

Author Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartman
Place of Publication Beijing Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher O’Reilly

Device drivers literally drive everything you’re interested in–disks, monitors, keyboards, modems–everything outside the computer chip and memory. And writing device drivers is one of the few areas of programming for the Linux operating system that calls for unique, Linux-specific knowledge. For years now, programmers have relied on the classic “Linux Device Drivers” from O’Reilly to master this critical subject. Now in its third edition, this bestselling guide provides all the information you’ll need to write drivers for a wide range of devices.

Understanding the Linux kernel, 3rd ed.

Author Daniel P. Bovet and Marco Cesati
Place of Publication Beijing Sebastopol
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher O’Reilly

In order to thoroughly understand what makes Linux tick and why it works so well on a wide variety of systems, you need to delve deep into the heart of the kernel. The kernel handles all interactions between the CPU and the external world, and determines which programs will share processor time, in what order. It manages limited memory so well that hundreds of processes can share the system efficiently, and expertly organizes data transfers so that the CPU isn’t kept waiting any longer than necessary for the relatively slow disks.

 

The third edition of “Understanding the Linux Kernel” takes you on a guided tour of the most significant data structures, algorithms, and programming tricks used in the kernel. Probing beyond superficial features, the authors offer valuable insights to people who want to know how things really work inside their machine. Important Intel-specific features are discussed. Relevant segments of code are dissected line by line. But the book covers more than just the functioning of the code; it explains the theoretical underpinnings of why Linux does things the way it does.

Fundamentals of digital logic with Verilog design, 2nd ed.

Author Stephen Brown and Zvonko Vranesic
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

“Fundamentals of Digital Logic With Verilog Design” teaches the basic design techniques for logic circuits. It emphasizes the synthesis of circuits and explains how circuits are implemented in real chips. Fundamental concepts are illustrated by using small examples.

 

Use of CAD software is well integrated into the book. A CD-ROM that contains Altera’s Quartus CAD software comes free with every copy of the text. The CAD software provides automatic mapping of a design written in Verilog into Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). Students will be able to try, firsthand, the book’s Verilog examples (over 140) and homework problems.

Engineers use Quartus CAD for designing, simulating, testing and implementing logic circuits. The version included with this text supports all major features of the commercial product and comes with a compiler for the IEEE standard Verilog language.

Electric circuits, 8th ed.

Author James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Electric Circuits, Eighth Edition features a new design,a four-color format, and 80% of chapter problems have been updated. In the midst of these changes, the book retains the goals that have made it a best-seller: 1) To build an understanding of concepts and ideas explicitly in terms of previous learning; 2) To emphasize the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem solving approaches; 3) To provide readers with a strong foundation of engineering practices. Chapter topics include Circuit Variables; Circuit Elements; Simple Resistive Circuits; Techniques of Circuit Analysis; The Operational Amplifier; Inductors, Capacitors, and Mutual Inductance; Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits; Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits; Sinusoidal Steady-State Analysis; and more. For anyone interested in circuit analysis.

The ultimate tesla coil design and construction guide

Author Mitch Tilbury
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Mcgraw-Hill

The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design and Construction Guide is a one-stop. reference covering the theory, design tools, and techniques necessary. to create the Tesla coil using modern materials.This. unique resource utilizes Excel spreadsheets to perform calculations. and SPICE simulation models on the companion website to. enhance understanding of coil performance and operating. theory.

Electricity : principles & applications, 7th ed.

Author Richard J. Fowler
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Richard J. Fowler

This widely-used text prepares students for entry-level jobs in electronics, electrical trades and related fields. Its level and approach are ideal for both electronics and electricity programs looking for a relatively short, applied book covering DC/AC circuits. Additional chapters on topics such as safety, transformers, motors, instrumentation, and residential wiring are also included. No prior knowledge of electricity is assumed; the only prerequisites are arithmetic and basic algebra. Practical skills are emphasized throughout the text, and supported in the hands-on work provided in the companion Experiments Manual. MultiSim circuit files are provided, on a bound-in CD ROM, for those who want to bring software simulation work into their classes and labs.

Design for electrical and computer engineers : theory, concepts, and practice

Author Ralph M. Ford, Chris S. Coulston
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This book is written for students and teachers engaged in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) design projects, primarily in the senior year. It guides students and faculty through the steps necessary for the successful execution of design projects. The objective of the text is to provide a treatment of the design process in ECE with a sound academic basis that is integrated with practical application. It has a strong guiding vision — that a solid understanding of the Design Process, Design Tools, and the right mix of Professional Skills are critical for project and career success. This text is unique in providing a comprehensive design treatment for ECE.

Practical cryptography

Author Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier
Place of Publication ndianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Wiley

Security is the number one concern for businesses worldwide. The gold standard for attaining security is cryptography because it provides the most reliable tools for storing or transmitting digital information. Written by Niels Ferguson, lead cryptographer for Counterpane, Bruce Schneier’s security company, and Bruce Schneier himself, this is the much anticipated follow-up book to Schneier’s seminal encyclopedic reference, Applied Cryptography, Second Edition (0-471-11709-9), which has sold more than 150,000 copies.

VLIW microprocessor hardware design : for ASIC and FPGA

Author Weng Fook Lee
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

VLIW Microprocessor Hardware Design offers you a complete guide to VLIW hardware design—providing state-of-the-art coverage of microarchitectures, RTL coding, ASIC flow, and FPGA flow of design. The book also contains a wide range of skills-building examples, all worked using Verilog, that equip you with a practical, hands-on tutorial for understanding each step in the VLIW microprocessor design process.

Quantum cellular automata : theory, experimentation and prospects

Author editor, Massimo Macucci
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Imperial College Press Hackensack, NJ

 

 The Quantum Cellular Automaton (QCA) concept represents an attempt to break away from the traditional three-terminal device paradigm that has dominated digital computation. Since its early formulation in 1993 at Notre Dame University, the QCA idea has received significant attention and several physical implementations have been proposed. This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the simulation approaches and the experimental work that have been undertaken on the fabrication of devices capable of demonstrating the fundamentals of QCA action. Complementary views of future perspectives for QCA technology are presented, highlighting a process of realistic simulation and of targeted experiments that can be assumed as a model for the evaluation of future device proposals.

Secrets and lies : digital security in a networked world

Author Bruce Schneier
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Wiley

Secrets and Lies is a non-technical introduction to the full, messy complexity of digital security. Cryptography is covered, but only as part of the broader picture and without any mathematics at all. The result is broadly accessible, but many of the ideas it explains are misunderstood even by the technically trained, so it is a work that offers something to techs and managers as well as lay readers.

Applied cryptography : protocols, algorithms, and source code in C,  2nd ed.

Author Bruce Schneier
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1996
Publisher Wiley

Cryptographic techniques have applications far beyond the obvious uses of encoding and decoding information. For Internet developers who need to know about capabilities, such as digital signatures, that depend on cryptographic techniques, there’s no better overview than Applied Cryptography, the definitive book on the subject. Bruce Schneier covers general classes of cryptographic protocols and then specific techniques, detailing the inner workings of real-world cryptographic algorithms including the Data Encryption Standard and RSA public-key cryptosystems. The book includes source-code listings and extensive advice on the practical aspects of cryptography implementation, such as the importance of generating truly random numbers and of keeping keys secure.

Security patterns : integrating security and systems engineering

Author Markus Schumacher … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Most security books are targeted at security engineers and specialists. Few show how build security into software. None breakdown the different concerns facing security at different levels of the system: the enterprise, architectural and operational layers. Security Patterns addresses the full spectrum of security in systems design, using best practice solutions to show how to integrate security in the broader engineering process.

Communication circuits : analysis and design

Author Kenneth K. Clarke, Donald T. Hess
Place of Publication Malabar, Fla.
Date of Publication c1994
Publisher Krieger Pub. Co.

In its early chapters this book develops a unified approach for dealing with nonlinear semiconductor circuits which are used in conjunction with selective band-pass filters. With these concepts as the fundamental tools, the subsequent chapters explore the basics of sinusoidal oscillators, mixing circuits, power amplifiers, amplitude modulators and demodulators, and frequency modulators and demodulators. Much of the material in the later chapters is unique. In particular, the chapters dealing with frequency modulation and demodulation develop the functional form of almost all existing modulation circuits from a few basic theoretical concepts; such a unified treatment does not exist anywhere else.

Database systems : the complete book, 2nd ed.

Author Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D. Ullman, Jennifer Widom
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

 

In its early chapters this book develops a unified approach for dealing with nonlinear semiconductor circuits which are used in conjunction with selective band-pass filters. With these concepts as the fundamental tools, the subsequent chapters explore the basics of sinusoidal oscillators, mixing circuits, power amplifiers, amplitude modulators and demodulators, and frequency modulators and demodulators. Much of the material in the later chapters is unique. In particular, the chapters dealing with frequency modulation and demodulation develop the functional form of almost all existing modulation circuits from a few basic theoretical concepts; such a unified treatment does not exist anywhere else.

Advanced digital design with the Verilog HDL

Author Michael D. Ciletti
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This first edtion book covers the key design problems of modeling, architectural tradeoffs, functional verification, timing analysis, test generation, fault simulation, design for testablility, logic synthesis, and post-synthesis verification. The author’s focus is on developing, verifying, and synthesizing designs of digital circuits rather than on the Verilog language. Some of the topics covered in this book include Digital Design Methodology, Combinational Logic, Sequential Logic Design, Logic Design with Verilog, and Programmable Logic and Storage Devices. For professional engineers interested in learning Verilog by example, in the context of its use in the design flow of modern integrated circuits.

Fundamentals of electrical drives, 2nd ed.

Author Gopal K. Dubey
Place of Publication Pangbourne
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Alpha Science International Ltd

Encouraged by the response of the first edition and to keep pace with new developments the second edition incorporates greater details of semi-controlled drives. Main Topics covered are – Dynamics and control of electrical drives – Selection of motor power rating – DC, induction and synchronous motor drives – Stepper motor and switched reluctance motor drives – Permanent magnet AC and brushless DC motor drives – Solar and battery powered drives – Traction drives – Energy conservation in electrical drives – Electrical drive systems and components.

Video processing and communications

Author Yao Wang, Jörn Ostermann, Ya-Qin Zhang
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Prentice Hall

For graduate level courses in digital video processing and communications, and as a reference book for practicing researchers and engineers. With more insights and examples than other texts of its kind, Video Processing and Communications provides a good balance between theoretical concepts and practical solutions, with more rigorous formulation of certain problems such as motion estimation, sampling, basic coding theory. It is unique in its coverage of error control, scalable coding, and video streaming applications, and offers more comprehensive coverage than competitors on timely coding techniques, including issues of practical importance such as rate control, mode selection, scalable coding, and error resilience. It also contains a concise description of latest video coding standards.

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