Aug 27

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIV, no. 4 : July 27, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

Newsweek

Name a global brand that is chinese. Can’t do it? Here’s why.

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 174, no. 3 : July 27, 2009
Publisher King Road, Quarry Bay

Time

40th anniversary of Apollo 11 : Moonstruck, a close up look at the 24 men who made the voyage-and how their lives were changed forever by Apollo 13 co-author Jeffrey Kluger

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIV, no. 5 : August 3, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

Newsweek

America rules : why the U.S. will emerge from the crisis on top by Jeffrey E. Garten

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 174, no. 4 : August 3, 2009
Publisher King Road, Quarry Bay

Time

The final days of Bush and Cheney by Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIV, no. 6/7 : August 10/17, 2009
Publisher Newsweek

Newsweek

Shrinking Britannia : the collapse of british power by Stryker McGuire

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 174, no. 6 : August 17, 2009
Publisher King Road, Quarry Bay

Time

Corazon Aquino 1933-2009 : The woman who changed Asia

Aug 26

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Aug 25

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Technology

  1. Advances in Audio and Speech Signal Processing : Technologies and Applications, 2007

  2. The Art of Mixing : A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering and Production, 2nd ed, 2005.

  3. Artificial Cognition Systems, 2007.

  4. Artificial Crime Analysis Systems : Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems, 2008

  5. Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Intelligent Information Systems : Emerging Technologies and Application, 2007.

  6. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning : Best Practices and Principles for Instructors, 2007.

  7. Data Mining Patterns : New Methods and Applications, 2008.

  8. Digital Audio Watermarking Techniques and Technologies : Applications and Benchmarks, 2008

  9. Diversity in Information Technology Education : Issues and Controversies, 2006.

  10. Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 4 v, 2005.

  11. Encyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications, 2008.

  12. Enhancing Learning Through Human Computer Interaction, 2007.

  13. Enhancing Learning Through Technology, 2006.

  14. Handbook of Research on Electronic Surveys and Measurements, 2007.

  15. Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia, 2006.

  16. Human Computer Interaction Research in Web Design and Evaluation, 2007.

  17. Information Systems and Technology Education : From the University to the Workplace, 2007.

  18. Information Technology and Indigenous People, 2007.

  19. Integrating Security and Software Engineering : Advances and Future Visions, 2007.

  20. Interactive Web-Based Virtual Reality with Java 3D, 2009.

  21. Issues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction, 2007.

  22. Knowledge and Knowledge Systems : Learning from the Wonders of the Mind, 2008.

  23. Knowledge Management and Business Strategies : Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Research, 2008.

  24. Management Practices in High Tech Environments, 2008.

  25. Object oriented design knowledge : principles, heuristics and best practices, 2007.

  26. The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, 2005.

  27. Reflexing Interfaces : The Complex Coevolution of Information Technology Ecosystems, 2008.

  28. Research Issues in Systems Analysis and Design, Databases and Software Development, 2007.

  29. Securing Web Services : Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications, 2008.

  30. Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research, 2006.

  31. Semantic Web Services : Theory, Tools and Applications, 2007.

  32. Simulation and Modeling : Current Technologies and Applications, 2008.

  33. Social Information Retrieval Systems : Emerging Technologies and Applications for Searching the Web Effectively, 2008.

  34. Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology, 2nd ed. 2006.

  35. Standardization Research in Information Technology : New Perspectives, 2008.

  36. Strategies and Technologies for Developing Online Computer Labs for Technology Based Courses, 2007.

  37. Successes and New Directions in Data Mining, 2008.

  38. Technology and Diversity in Higher Education : New Challenges, 2007.

  39. Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, 2008.

  40. The Tools for Successful On-line Teaching, 2007.

  41. Trust in E-Services : Technologies, Practices and Challenges, 2007.

  42. Understanding Online Instructional Modeling : Theories and Practices, 2008.

  43. User-Centered Design of Online Learning Communities, 2007.

  44. Verification, Validation and Testing in Software Engineering, 2007.

  45. Web and Information Security, 2006.

  46. Web Semantics and Ontology, 2006.

Education

  1. Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education, 2005.

  2. Collaborating to Meet Literacy Standards : Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-2, 2007.

  3. Diversity in Information Technology Education : Issues and Controversies, 2006.

  4. Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 4 v, 2005.

  5. Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development, 3 v, 2005.

  6. Enhancing Learning Through Technology, 2006.

  7. Flexible Learning in an Information Society, 2007.

  8. Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies, 2007.

  9. Games and Simulations in Online Learning : Research and Development Frameworks, 2007.

  10. Globalized E-learning Cultural Challenges, 2007.

  11. Instructional Design : Case Studies in Communities of Practice, 2007.

  12. Internet-Based Student Research : Creating to Learn with a Step-by-Step Approach Grades 5-12, 2006

  13. Knowledge Management and Higher Education : A Critical Analysis, 2006.

  14. Making the transition to E-learning : Strategies and Issues, 2007.

  15. Managing Curriculum and Assessment : A Practitioner’s Guide, 2006.

  16. Managing Learning in Virtual Settings : The Role of Context, 2006.

  17. Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century, 2004.

  18. Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research, 2006.

  19. Self, Peer and Group Assessment in E-learning, 2006.

  20. Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams, 2006.

  21. Teaching in the Knowledge Society : New Skills and Instruments for Teachers, 2006

  22. Technology and Diversity in Higher Education : New Challenges, 2007.

  23. User-Centered Design of Online Learning Communities

  24. Web-Based Intelligent E-learning Systems : Technologies and Applications, 2006.

  25. Web Based Learning : A Practical Guide, 2004.

  26. World Education Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. 3 v. 2002.

 

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Aug 24

NEW_REFERENCE BOOKS

Handbook of visual languages for instructional design : theories and practices

Author Luca Botturi, S. Todd Stubbs [editors]
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Information Science Reference

Handbook of visual languages for instructional design : theories and practices

The more complex instructional design (ID) projects grow, the more a design language can support the success of the projects, and the continuing process of integration of technologies in education makes this issue even more relevant. The Hanndbook of visual languages for instructional design: Theories and practice serves as a practical guide for the integration of ID languages and notation systems into the practice of ID by presenting recent languages and notation systems for ID; exploring the connection between the use of ID languages and the integration of technologies in education, and assessing the benefits and drawbacks of the use of ID languages in specific project settings

The book of informatics

Author John Gammack, Valerie Hobbs and Diarmuid Pigott.
Place of Publication South Melbourne
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson

The book of informatics

 

Electrical materials

Author Rob Zachariason
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

Electrical materials

Ideal for anyone new to the electrical industry, this book provides a thorough overview of the variety of electrical materials that are used by today’s electricians. Designed to cover essential electrical materials information, the book introduces each material with a photograph and a description. “Electrical Materials” then progresses to include information on where the part is most commonly seen and how it is used, in addition to its limitations. When appropriate, relevant National Electrical Code[registered] articles are noted, so readers have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a meaningful way, using the leading industry standard. With a straightforward, concise writing style, this book will serve as a valuable training tool, reference book, or supplement to learning the NEC.

NEC 2008 need to know : the 20% of the code you need 80% of the time

Author K.J. Keller
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

NEC 2008 need to know : the 20% of the code you need 80% of the time

Covers the 20 per cent of the Code you need to know 80 per cent of the time. “NEC 2008 Need to Know” puts the most commonly used information where you need it most – on the job site. Smaller than large, bulky manuals, it facilitates quick access to both general information and calculations often used to comply with codes regarding conduit size, required ampacities, and electrical loads. Complete with a handy cross-reference table, this easy-to- use guide covers general installation requirements for branch circuits, feeders, over-current protection, switches, receptacles, and much more.

Power systems

Author editor by Leonard Lee Grigsby
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC Press

Power systems

Part of the second edition of “The Electric Power Engineering Handbook”, “Power Systems” offers focused and detailed coverage of all aspects concerning power system analysis and simulation, transients, planning, reliability, and power electronics. Contributed by worldwide leaders under the guidance of one of the world’s most respected and accomplished authorities in power engineering, this carefully crafted reference provides convenient access to both overviews and detailed information on a diverse array of topics. Updates to nearly every existing chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. Four entirely new chapters discuss computational methods for electric power systems, flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) controllers, surge arresters, and probabilistic methods for planning and operational analysis.New material ensures up-to-date information on highly active areas such as switching surges, transient voltage response of coils and windings, short-term load and price forecasting using artificial neural networks, planning and reliability, power semiconductor devices, inverters, and active filters for power conditioning. Remaining relevant in a rapidly evolving field, “Power Systems” guides you in the analysis, design, protection, operation, and reliability of modern power systems to ensure efficient and economical power delivery.

Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution

Author editor by Leonard Lee Grigsby.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC Press

Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution

Part of the second edition of “The Electric Power Engineering Handbook”, “Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution” offers focused and detailed coverage of all aspects concerning the conventional and nonconventional methods of power generation, transmission and distribution systems, electric power utilization, and power quality. Contributed by worldwide leaders under the guidance of one of the world’s most respected and accomplished authorities in power engineering, this carefully crafted reference provides convenient access to both overviews and detailed information on a diverse array of topics. Updates to nearly every existing chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. Additionally, three new chapters examine the environmental impact of transmission lines, real-time control of distributed generation, and distribution system characteristics and protection.New material ensures up-to-date information on highly active areas including advanced energy technologies, distributed utilities, load characterization and modeling, and power quality issues such as power system harmonics, voltage sags, and power quality monitoring. Remaining relevant in a rapidly evolving field, “Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution” helps you develop and maintain safe, efficient, and economical power generation and delivery in today’s dynamic and high-demand environment.

Power system stability and control

Author editor, Leonard Lee Grigsby.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC Press

Power system stability and control

Part of the second edition of “The Electric Power Engineering Handbook”, “Power System Stability and Control” offers conveniently focused and detailed information covering all aspects concerning power system protection, dynamics, stability, operation, and control. Contributed by worldwide leaders under the guidance of one of the world’s most respected and accomplished authorities in power engineering, this carefully crafted reference provides convenient access to both overviews and detailed information on a diverse array of topics. Updates to nearly every existing chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. New sections were added to keep pace with new developments and rapid growth in the areas of small signal stability and power system oscillations, power system stability controls, and dynamic modeling of power systems. This edition also features a review of a wide area dynamics analysis carried out in 2005 for the western interconnection of the North American power system.Other highly active areas contributing updated information include transformer and transmission line protection, optimal power flow, and security analysis. Remaining relevant in a rapidly evolving field, “Power System Stability and Control” helps you ensure safe, economical, and high-quality power delivery in today’s high-demand and highly dynamic environment.

The complete guide to servers and server+

Author Michael Graves
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

The complete guide to servers and server+

The “Complete Guide to Servers and Server+” is more than just an exam guide to the CompTIA Server+ Exam. It’s also a blueprint for a career in server management. Mr. Graves goes far beyond the bare minimum required to pass the exam. His treatment of the subject takes the approach that a good server manager should know the ins and outsof building a server from scratch. In fact, his book focuses on that idea throughout. The “Complete Guide to Servers and Server+” is an essential part of any network manager’s library.

RFID+ : the complete review of radio frequency identification

Author Elaine M. Cooney
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

RFID+ : the complete review of radio frequency identification

With the emergence and success of Radio Frequency Identification Technology comes this impeccable study tool for preparing to take and pass CompTIA’s RFID+ certification exam. Engaging graphics illuminate the easy-to-understand explanations of all exam objectives so that students and trainers alike can gain the core skills required to integrate, implement, and maintain RFID systems and components. Comprehensive in nature, the book features a unique Exam Domain Map that identifies each of the objectives for the certification exam and explains where these topics are discussed in the book. More than 100 practice exam questions with answers further reinforce skills and build technical know-how.

Premises cabling, 3rd ed.

Author Donald J. Sterling, Jr., Les Baxter
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Thomson Delmar Learning

Premises cabling

There is no better introduction to premises cabling, its components, and its varieties than this basic yet technically accurate presentation of structured cabling systems for both business and home. Now in its Third Edition, Premises Cabling has been updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the industry, such as the Augmented Category 6 UTP cable, the 10GBASE-T Ethernet standard, application-oriented data center cabling, industrial cabling, wireless networks, and more. With the growing importance of standards-based systems, this book is built around various standards for generic cabling systems, such as TIA/EIA-569B for commercial buildings and -570B for homes.

Maintaining mission critical systems in a 24/7 environment

Author Peter M. Curtis
Place of Publication Piscataway, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher IEEE Chichester : John Wiley [distributor]

Maintaining mission critical systems in a 24/7 environment

This title offers the latest tested and proven strategies to maintain business resiliency and sustainability for our ever-growing global digital economy. Here is a comprehensive study of the fundamentals of mission critical systems, which are designed to maintain ultra-high reliability, availability, and resiliency of electrical, mechanical, and digital systems and eliminate costly downtime. Readers learn all the skills needed to design, fine tune, operate, and maintain mission critical equipment and systems. Practical in focus, the text helps readers configure and customize their designs to correspond to their organizations’ unique needs and risk tolerance. Specific strategies are provided to deal with a wide range of contingencies from power failures to human error to fire. In addition, the author highlights measures that are mandated by policy and regulation.The author of this text has worked in mission critical facilities engineering for more than twenty years, serving clients in banking, defense, utilities, energy, and education environments. His recommendations for maintaining essential operations are based on firsthand experience of what works and what does not.Most chapters in this text concentrate on an individual component of the mission critical system, including standby generators, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies, and fuel, fire, and battery systems. For each component, the author sets forth applications, available models, design choices, standard operating procedures, emergency action plans, maintenance procedures, and applicable codes and standards.Extensive use of photographs and diagrams illustrates how individual components and integrated systems work. With the rapid growth of e-commerce and 24/7 business operations, mission critical systems have moved to the forefront of concerns among both private and public operations. Facilities engineers, senior administrators, and business continuity professionals involved in information technology and data center design should consult this text regularly to ensure they have done everything they can to protect and sustain their operations to reduce human error, equipment failures, and other critical events. Adapted from material the author has used in academic and professional training programs, this guide is also an ideal desktop reference and textbook.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Small-scale cogeneration handbook, 3rd ed.

Author Bernard F. Kolanowski
Place of Publication Lilburn, Ga.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher The Fairmont Press, Boca Raton, Fla. : Distributed by Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Small-scale cogeneration handbook

Cogeneration can now turn up to 90% of the fuel burned into usable energy – compared to just 52% of the fuel typically burned in the local power plant and in a separate existing hot water heating system.. The fully updated second edition of this comprehensive, best selling reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. Covered in detail are recent regulatory developments and their impact, system selection and sizing, permitting requirements, operation and maintenance, financing, technology basics, micro turbines, absorption chillers, distributed generation, and case histories.

Introduction to data mining

Author Pang-Ning Tan, Michael Steinbach, Vipin Kumar
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson Addison Wesley

Introduction to data mining

Introduction to Data Mining presents fundamental concepts and algorithms for those learning data mining for the first time. Each concept is explored thoroughly and supported with numerous examples. The text requires only a modest background in mathematics. Each major topic is organized into two chapters, beginning with basic concepts that provide necessary background for understanding each data mining technique, followed by more advanced concepts and algorithms. Quotes This book provides a comprehensive coverage of important data mining techniques. Numerous examples are provided to lucidly illustrate the key concepts. -Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida In my opinion this is currently the best data mining text book on the market. I like the comprehensive coverage which spans all major data mining techniques including classification, clustering, and pattern mining (association rules). -Mohammed Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A comprehensive introduction to object-oriented programming with Java

Author C. Thomas Wu
Place of Publication Dubuque, IA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw Hill

A comprehensive introduction to object-oriented programming with Java

“A Comprehensive Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Java” provides an accessible and technically thorough introduction to the basics of programming using java. The text takes a truly object-oriented approach. Objects are used early so that students think in objects right from the beginning. The text focuses on showing students a consistent problem solving approach.

Operating systems : design and implementation, 3rd ed.

Author Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Albert S. Woodhull
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Operating systems : design and implementation

For introductory courses on computer operating systems. Revised to address the latest version of MINIX (MINIX 3), this streamlined, simplified new edition remains the only operating systems text to first explain relevant principles, then demonstrate their applications using a Unix-like operating system as a detailed example. It has been especially designed for high reliability, for use in embedded systems, and for ease of teaching.

Foundations of computer security

Author David Salomon
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Springer

Foundations of computer security

Anyone with a computer has heard of viruses, had to deal with several, and has been struggling with spam, spyware, and disk crashes. This book is intended as a starting point for those familiar with basic concepts of computers and computations and who would like to extend their knowledge into the realm of computer and network security. Its comprehensive treatment of all the major areas of computer security aims to give readers a complete foundation in the field of Computer Security. Exercises are given throughout the book and are intended to strengthening the reader’s knowledge – answers are also provided. Written in a clear, easy to understand style, aimed towards advanced undergraduates and non-experts who want to know about the security problems confronting them everyday. The technical level of the book is low and requires no mathematics, and only a basic concept of computers and computations. “Foundations of Computer Security” will be an invaluable tool for students and professionals alike.

Web services : principles and technology

Author Michael P. Papazoglou
Place of Publication Harlow
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Web services : principles and technology

Web services, usually including some combination of programming and data, are made available from a business’s web server for web users and other web connected programs. The accelerating creation and availability of these services is a major computing trend as software becomes increasingly distributed and web-based. Web services are the next logical step for web-based computing and will have a profound impact on the way in which business is conducted on the web in the future. As they involve many different systems communicating with each other, they are particularly important following the proliferation in the range of computing devices (PDA’s mobile telephones, hand held computers etc). This book will provide a comprehensive treatment of the concepts and isses in web services, looking at how they are designed, and the key technologies, and standards used.

How to think about algorithms

Author Jeff Edmonds
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cambridge University Press

How to think about algorithms

This textbook, for second- or third-year students of computer science, presents insights, notations, and analogies to help them describe and think about algorithms like an expert, without grinding through lots of formal proof. Solutions to many problems are provided to let students check their progress, while class-tested PowerPoint slides are on the web for anyone running the course. By looking at both the big picture and easy step-by-step methods for developing algorithms, the author guides students around the common pitfalls. He stresses paradigms such as loop invariants and recursion to unify a huge range of algorithms into a few meta-algorithms. The book fosters a deeper understanding of how and why each algorithm works. These insights are presented in a careful and clear way, helping students to think abstractly and preparing them for creating their own innovative ways to solve problems.

Assembly language programming in GNU/Linux for IA32 Architectures

Author Rajat Moona
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Prentice-Hall of India

Assembly language programming in GNU / Linux for IA32 Architectures

This book provides an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals of Assembly language programming for Intel’s architectures, using a GNU/Linux-based computer as a tool. Offering students of computer science and engineering a hands-on learning experience, the book shows what actions the machine instructions perform, and then presents sample programs to demonstrate their application.The book is suitable for use during courses on Microprocessors, Assembly language programming, and Computer Organization in order to understand the execution model of processors. This knowledge also helps strengthen concepts when students go on to study operating systems and compiler construction.The concepts introduced are reinforced with numerous examples and review exercises. An Instructor’s CD provides all the programs given in the book and the solutions to exercises. This book: discusses programming guidelines and techniques of using Assembly language programs; shows techniques to interface C and Assembly language programs; covers instructions from general purpose instruction sets of IA32 processors; includes MMX and MMX-2 instructions; covers SSE and SSE-2 instructions; explains input-output techniques and their use in GNU/Linux-based computers; explains GNU/Linux system calls along with methods to use them in programs; provides a list of suggested projects; and, gives ample references to explore further.

Object-oriented design & patterns, 2nd ed.

Author Cay Horstmann
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Wiley

Object-oriented design & patterns

This is an object-oriented design text that’s student oriented too! Now updated to reflect the innovations of Java 5.0, Cay Horstmann’s “Object-Oriented Design & Patterns, 2nd Edition” continues to offer a student-oriented guide to object-oriented design. Drawing from his extensive experience as a programmer and teacher, Horstmann helps you appreciate the value of object-oriented design principles, and gives you a context for applying these principles and techniques in your own designs. Throughout the text, outstanding pedagogy, carefully developed exercises and examples, and a strong emphasis on problem solving make object-oriented design principles accessible to readers with limited programming experience. Cay Horstmann’s “Object-Oriented Design & Patterns, 2nd Edition” integrates the use of Java 5.0 constructs throughout, including generics and the java.util.concurrent library. It presents high-interest examples, including ones from the Java 5.0 library and user-interface programming. It uses concepts such as interfaces, inner classes, reflection, and multithreading to introduce advanced Java language concepts.It encourages you to master topics in object-oriented design, user-interface programming, and practical software development techniques. It illustrates design patterns and their application using the Swing user interface toolkit and the Java collections library. It introduces programming tools such as BlueJ, javadoc, and JUnit. It provides a crash course in Java for readers who know C++. Other Wiley books by Cay Horstmann include: “Big Java, Second Edition”, 0-471-70615-9; “Java Concepts, Fourth Edition”, 0-471-69704-4; “Big C++ (with Timothy Budd)”, 0-471-47063-5; and, “Computing Concepts with C++ Essentials, Third Edition”, 0-471-16437-2.

An introduction to programming using Alice

Author by Charles W. Herbert
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

An introduction to programming using Alice

“Alice: An Introduction to Programming Using Virtual Reality” is designed to make learning programming easy for the novice user, with the help of Alice. Object-oriented programming can be quite a bit more challenging to learn than traditional programming. Alice is a software tool that was developed to help teach object-oriented programming in a less syntax-intensive and highly motivating environment. It addresses some of the barriers that currently prevent many students from successfully learning to program.

Project management communications bible

Author William Dow, Bruce Taylor
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

Project management communications bible

This is an authoritative reference on one of the most important aspects of managing projects – project communications. With shorter production cycles and the demand for projects being faster, cheaper, and better, the need for project communications tools has increased. Written with the project manager, stakeholder, and project team in mind, this resource provides the best practices, tips, tricks, and tools for successful project communications and planning. The featured charts, graphs, and tables are all ready for immediate use.

Mathematical foundation of computer science

Author S.B. Singh, Jai Kishore, Ekata
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Asian Books Private Limited

Mathematical foundation of computer science

 

IPTV security : protecting high value digital contents

Author David Ramirez
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley

IPTV security : protecting high value digital contents

Television was one of the inventions that shaped the way society and culture evolved over the second half of the twentieth century. It had the powerful effect of shrinking the world which creating a unified view of how things were. There continues to be an evolution of television and a migration towards a fully interactive and ubiquitous IPTV. “IPTV Security” describes the science and history behind TV as well as detailed descriptions of all the architectural components that comprise an IPTV environment. It covers subjects logically from the Head End passing through the aggregation network and concluding with the Home End environment. The countermeasures required to ensure the safe operation of the IPTV environment are also examined, including Digital Rights Management technologies, network level security and application level security.”IPTV Security” defines the security model for an IPTV environment, ensuring that all critical elements are covered and a layered approach to security is implemented. It is the one of the only books available on IPTV Security. It provides a comprehensive view of IPTV components along with the associated threats and required countermeasures.It presents detailed descriptions allow readers to understand the technology even if new to the field. It is a complete reference guide to the security aspects of IPTV. This book is ideal for anyone responsible for IPTV security such as security officers and auditors working with internet services and telecommunications providers, phone and cable companies, content owners and security consultants and architects. It will also be of interest to networking and security engineers, software developers, network operators and university lectures and students involved in media, IT and security.

Algorithms and protocols for wireless sensor networks

Author edited by Azzedine Boukerche
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

IPTV security : protecting high value digital contents

From an established international researcher in the field, this edited volume part of the “Wiley Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing” provides readers with comprehensive coverage of the fundamental algorithms and protocols for wireless sensor networks. It identifies the research that needs to be conducted on a number of levels to design and assess the deployment of wireless sensor networks, and provides an in-depth analysis of the development of the next generation of heterogeneous wireless sensor networks.

Electronic commerce 2008 : a managerial perspective

Author Efraim Turban … [et al.]
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Electronic commerce 2008 : a managerial perspective

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Electronic Commerce. Electronic Commerce 2008, the #1 best seller in the business school market, offers a comprehensive managerial approach to electronic commerce. This new edition emphasizes the impact that social computing is having on the business world and global economy.

Innovation games : creating breakthrough products through collaborative play

Author Luke Hohmann
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Innovation games : creating breakthrough products through collaborative play

Innovation Through Understandingsm The toughest part of innovation? Accurately predicting what customers want, need, and will pay for. Even if you ask them, they often can’t explain what they want. Now, there’s a breakthrough solution: Innovation Games. Drawing on his software product strategy and product management consulting experience, Luke Hohmann has created twelve games that help you uncover your customers’ true, hidden needs and desires. You’ll learn what each game will accomplish, why it works, and how to play it with customers. Then, Hohmann shows how to integrate the results into your product development processes, helping you focus your efforts, reduce your costs, accelerate time to market, and deliver the right solutions, right from the start.*Learn how your customers define success *Discover what customers don’t like about your offerings *Uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough opportunities *Understand where your offerings fit into your customers’ operations *Clarify exactly how and when customers will use your product or service *Deliver the right new features, and make better strategy decisions *Increase empathy for the customers’ experience within your organization *Improve the effectiveness of the sales and service organizations *Identify your most effective marketing messages and sellable features Innovation Games will be indispensable for anyone who wants to drive more successful, customer-focused product development: product and R&D managers, CTOs and development leaders, marketers, and senior business executives alike.

RF linear accelerators, 2nd completely rev. and enl. ed.

Author Thomas P. Wangler
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-VCH

RF linear accelerators

Borne out of twentieth century science and technology, the field of RF (radio frequency) linear accelerators has made significant contributions to basic research, energy, medicine, and national defense. As we advance into the twenty first century, the linac field has been undergoing rapid development as the demand for its many applications, emphasizing high energy, high intensity, and high brightness output beams, continues to grow. “RF Linear Accelerators” is a textbook that is based on a US Particle Accelerator School graduate level course that fills the need for a single introductory source on linear accelerators.The text provides the scientific principles and up to date technological aspects for both electron and ion linacs. This second edition has been completely revised and expanded to include examples of modern RF linacs, special linacs and special techniques as well as superconducting linacs. In addition, problem sets at the end of each chapter supplement the material covered. The book serves as a must have reference for professionals interested in beam physics and accelerator technology.

Building a successful career in scientific research : a guide for Ph. D. students and post-docs

Author Phil Dee with cartoons by Chris McLeod
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Building a successful career in scientific research : a guide for Ph. D. students and post-docs

From PhD student to post-doc, Phil Dee has been sharing his career experiences with fellow scientists in his regular and acclaimed Science Next Wave column since 2000. Now his invaluable and entertaining advice is available in this compact warts-and-all guide to getting your science PhD and subsequent post-doctoral employment as a researcher. Phil Dee offers you the inside track on what life in the lab is really like with down-to-earth suggestions for making the most productive use of your time, dealing with personal relationships in science and maintaining your morale, as well as dealing with more practical issues like how to design a good poster. As well as being based on the author’s own experiences, the book brings together a wealth of advice from other scientists who have made it in science, and from a few who haven’t. The book will be accessible to all early career scientists worldwide.

Pattern-oriented software architecture

Author Douglas C. Schmidt…[et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester [England] New York
Date of Publication 1996-2007
Publisher J. Wiley & Sons

Pattern-oriented software architecture

The eagerly awaited “Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4″ is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent and coherent holistic view on the craft of building distributed systems. It includes a foreword by Martin Fowler. This is a must read for practitioners who want practical advice to develop a comprehensive language integrating patterns from key literature.

Programming in ANSI C, 4th ed.

Author E. Balagurusamy
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill

Programming in ANSI C

 

EDA for IC implementation, circuit design, and process technology

Author edited by Louis Scheffer, Luciano Lavagno, Grant Martin.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher CRC Taylor & Francis

EDA for IC implementation, circuit design, and process technology

Presenting a comprehensive overview of the design automation algorithms, tools, and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, the “Electronic Design Automation for Integrated Circuits Handbook” is available in two volumes. The second volume, “EDA for IC Implementation, Circuit Design, and Process Technology”, thoroughly examines real-time logic to GDSII (a file format used to transfer data of semiconductor physical layout), analog/mixed signal design, physical verification, and technology CAD (TCAD). Chapters contributed by leading experts authoritatively discuss design for manufacturability at the nanoscale, power supply network design and analysis, design modeling, and much more.

Fundamentals of signals and systems

Author Michael J. Roberts
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Fundamentals of signals and systems

As in most areas of science and engineering, the most important and useful theories are the ones that capture the essence, and therefore the beauty, of physical phenomena. This is true of signals and systems. “Signals and Systems: Analysis Using Transform Methods and MATLAB” captures the mathematical beauty of signals and systems and offers a student-centered, pedagogically driven approach. The author has a clear understanding of the issues students face in learning the material and does a superior job of addressing these issues. The book is intended to cover a one-semester sequence in Signals and Systems for juniors in engineering. This text is created in modular format, so instructors can select chapters within the framework that they teach this course.

Air-conditioning system design manual, 2nd ed.

Author Walter Grondzik, editor
Place of Publication Atlanta, GA
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann

Air-conditioning system design manual

 

“The Air Conditioning Manual” was written to assist entry-level engineers in the design of air-conditioning systems. It is also suable – in conjuction with fundamental HVAC&R resource material – as a senior- or graduate-level text for a university course in HVAC system design. The manual was written to fill the void between theory and practice – to bridge the gap between real-world design practices and the theoretical caluclations and analytical procedures or on the design of components.

Introductory circuits

Author Robert Spence
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher John Wiley

Introductory circuits

Compact but comprehensive, this textbook presents the essential concepts of electronic circuit theory. As well as covering classical linear theory involving resistance, capacitance and inductance, it treats practical nonlinear circuits containing components such as operational amplifiers, Zener diodes and exponential diodes. The book’s straightforward approach highlights the similarity between the equations describing direct current (DC), alternating current (AC) and small-signal nonlinear behaviour, thus making the analysis of these circuits easier to comprehend.”Introductory Circuits” explains: the laws and analysis of DC circuits including those containing controlled sources; AC circuits, focusing on complex currents and voltages, and with extension to frequency domain performance; opamp circuits, including their use in amplifiers and switches; and, change behaviour within circuits, whether intentional (small-signal performance) or caused by unwanted changes in components. In addition to worked examples within the text a number of problems for student solution are provided at the end of each chapter, ranging in difficulty from the simple to the more challenging.Most solutions for these problems are provided in the book, while others can be found on the accompanying website.”Introductory Circuits” is designed for first year undergraduate mechanical, biomedical, materials, chemical and civil engineering students who are taking short electrical engineering courses and find other texts on the subject too content-heavy for their needs. With its clear structure and consistent treatment of resistive, reactive and small-signal operation, this volume is also a great supporting text for mainstream electrical engineering students.

Switch-mode power supplies : SPICE simulations and practical designs

Author Christophe P. Basso
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Switch-mode power supplies : SPICE simulations and practical designs

Learn about the latest SPICe solutions. This is a collection of SPICE solutions to the most difficult problem facing power supply designers: creating smaller and more heat-efficient power supplies in shorter design cycles. This invaluable resource provides practical models and easily customizable solutions.

Principles of computer organization and Assembly language : using the Java virtual machine

Author Patrick Juola
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Prentice Hall

Principles of computer organization and Assembly language : using the Java virtual machine

Today’s incoming students are more likely to be exposed to Java than ever before. Focusing on a modern architecture (the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM), this text provides a thorough treatment of the principles of computer organization in the context of today’s portable computer. Students are given simple but realistic examples to gain a complete understanding of how computation works on such a machine. Juola makes the material useful and relevant in a course that is often difficult for second-year CS students.

Aug 18

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