Nov 27

NEW_RESERVE BOOKS

Basic engineering circuit analysis, 9th ed.

Author J. David Irwin , R. Mark Nelms.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Basic engineering circuit analysis

This innovative web-based tutorial invites you to see the solution as it walks you step-by-step through select problems from the text, while highlighting the important concepts needed to solve each problem. You’ll save time in your studies and build valuable analysis skills that you can rely on throughout your professional career. Circuit Solutions by JustAsk! gives you detailed hints,worked solutions, and answers for select end-of-chapter problems in “Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis”. Windows highlight relevant concepts, theories, and laws that apply to each problem. It also gives: access to the Problem Solving Companion, which gives you the opportunity to practice solving extra problems ( with detailed solutions) not included in the text; a Chapter Concepts Summary, which provides a convenient study guide; videos linked to Problem-Solving Strategies from text; and, Problem Statements that are restated from the text. It also refers to the relevant page and figure in the text. An animated PSpice tutorial provides for many problems: detailed step-by-step solutions; hypertext linking to Chapter Concepts Summary; and, animations and Visuals to aid problem-solving skills.

Information theory

Author Robert B. Ash
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1990
Publisher Dover Publications

Information theory

Analysis of channel models and proof of coding theorems; study of specific coding systems; and study of statistical properties of information sources. Sixty problems, with solutions. Advanced undergraduate to graduate level.

Software engineering : a practitioner’s approach, 7th ed.

Author Roger S. Pressman
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Software engineering : a practitioner's approach

“For almost three decades, Roger Pressman’s “Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach” has been the world’s leading textbook in software engineering. The new seventh edition represents a major restructuring and update of previous editions, solidifying the book’s position as the most comprehensive guide to this important subject. The seventh edition of “Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach” has been designed to consolidate and restructure the content introduced over the past two editions of the book. The chapter structure will return to a more linear presentation of software engineering topics with a direct emphasis on the major activities that are part of a generic software process. Content of this book will focus on widely used software engineering methods and will de-emphasize or completely eliminate discussion of secondary methods, tools and techniques. The intent is to provide a more targeted, prescriptive, and focused approach, while attempting to maintain SEPA’s reputation as a comprehensive guide to software engineering. The book will be organized in five parts – Process, Modeling, Quality Management, Project Management, and Advanced Topics. The chapter count will remain at 32, unchanged from the sixth edition. However, eight new chapters have been developed and another six chapters have undergone major or moderate revisions. The remaining chapters have undergone minor edits/updates.

Software engineering : theory and practice, 4th ed.

Author Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Joanne M. Atlee
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River [N.J.]
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

Software engineering : theory and practice

 

This thorough book blends concepts with real, practical applications by providing an abundance of examples. Dr. Pfleeger applies state-of-the-art software engineering methods consistently to two case studies that are integrated throughout: a realistic information system and a requirements rich real-time system. *NEW -Chapter 6: Considering Objects- Significantly expands the coverage of object-oriented development, a programming perspective being implemented by many companies. *NEW -Chapter 14: The Future of Software Engineering- Discussion of the importance of technology transfer and the role of decision-making in software engineering. *NEW -Term Project-This hands-on project weaves the concepts of the book into a tangible example. The author applies concepts to real world settings at the macro level for development teams and at the micro level for individual developers.

Introduction to algorithms, 3rd ed.

Author Thomas H. Cormen … [et al.].
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher MIT Press

 	 Introduction to algorithms

NOTE: This International Student Edition is not available in the USA or Canada. Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The explanations have been kept elementary without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor. The first edition became a widely used text in universities worldwide as well as the standard reference for professionals. The second edition featured new chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, and linear programming. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It includes two completely new chapters, on van Emde Boas trees and multithreaded algorithms, and substantial additions to the chapter on recurrences (now called “Divide-and-Conquer”). It features improved treatment of dynamic programming and greedy algorithms and a new notion of edge-based flow in the material on flow networks. Many new exercises and problems have been added for this edition. As of the third edition, this textbook is published exclusively by the MIT Press.

NEW REFERENCE BOOKS

RFID handbook : applications, technology, security, and privacy

Author edited by Syed Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

RFID handbook : applications, technology, security, and privacy

From basic concepts to future research directions, the “RFID Handbook” provides technical information about all aspects of RFID technology. It presents current and emerging applications in supply chain management, field reporting and communication systems, the pharmaceutical industry, video surveillance, and information services.

Springer handbook of automation

Author Nof (ed.).
Place of Publication Dordrecht New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer

Springer handbook of automation

Automation is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension and plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and in our daily lives. Engineers combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities. This handbook incorporates these new developments and presents a widespread and well-structured conglomeration of new emerging application areas of automation. Besides manufacturing as a primary application of automation, the handbook contains new application areas such as medical systems and health, transportation, security and maintenance, service, construction and retail as well as production or logistics. This Springer Handbook is not only an ideal resource for automation experts but also for people new to this expanding field such as engineers, medical doctors, computer scientists, designers. It is edited by an internationally renowned and experienced expert.

Handbook of research on wireless security

Author Yan Zhang, Jun Zheng, Miao Ma [editors]
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Information Science Reference

Handbook of research on wireless security

 

Security is one of the most significant components in wireless systems to ensure the integrity of communications among terminals, networks, and services. As the field of wireless communications expands and inundates personal and professional lives worldwide, up-to-date wireless security research and knowledge becomes increasingly more vital to society. “Handbook of Research on Wireless Security” combines research from esteemed experts on security issues in various wireless communications, recent advances in wireless security, the wireless security model, and future directions in wireless security. As an innovative and current reference source for students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers in the field of wireless security, this handbook will make an invaluable addition to any library collection.

Handbook of electronic and digital acquisitions

Author Thomas W. Leondhardt, editor
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Haworth Press

Handbook of electronic and digital acquisitions

“Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions” steers librarians through the process of evaluating, choosing, and managing electronic resources, as they expand their collection development policies to include electronic databases. This handy, how-to guide takes a practical approach to acquisitions, providing commonsense information on basic copyright laws, fair use guidelines and policies, offsite and in-house databases, virtual reference software, EDI, and vendors. The book’s contributors draw on their own experiences, providing case studies and helpful evaluation checklists, worksheets, and templates. Electronic journals, full-text databases, and electronic books are altering the traditional purpose of the library as an “archive” for publications. “The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions” provides usable tips on the practical aspects of implementing electronic resources, helping librarians develop the potential of digital media, as they work to provide their patrons with top quality access and services in a rapidly changing environment. “The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions” examines: evaluating databases for acquisition, retention, and withdrawal; budgeting for electronic resources; measuring user satisfaction; online aggregated databases; licensing agreements; the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and e-mail tools. “The Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions” is an invaluable aid to librarians working at all levels, as they attempt to keep pace with their changing environment.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Big C++, 2nd ed.

Author Cay Horstmann, Timothy A. Budd
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Big C++

Serving as an ideal introduction to C++ programming, this updated edition balances ease of learning the latest thinking on cognitive processes, current theoretical approaches, and innovative research techniques. It shares additional guidance in the form of how-tos and walkthroughs throughout the chapters.

RF and digital signal processing for software-defined radio : a multi-standard multi-mode approach

Author Tony J. Rouphael.
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes

RF and digital signal processing for software-defined radio : a multi-standard multi-mode approach

Software-defined radio (SDR) is the hottest area of RF/wireless design, and this title describes SDR concepts, theory, and design principles from the perspective of the signal processing (both on transmission and reception) performed by a SDR system. After an introductory overview of essential SDR concepts, this book examines waveform creation, analog signal processing, digital signal processing, data conversion, phase-locked loops, SDR algorithms, and SDR hardware design. The various trade-offs at each of these design stages are discussed in detail. This title: offers readers a powerful set of analytical and design tools; details real world designs; and, presents a comprehensive coverage that makes this a must have in the RF/Wireless industry. “

RF front-end : world class designs

Author Janine Sullivan Love [editor] with Cheryl Ajluni … [et al.].
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

RF front-end : world class designs

 

This work provides all the design and development inspiration and direction a hardware engineer needs! Janine Love site editor for “RF Design Line”, columnist, and author has selected the very best RF design material from the Newnes portfolio and has compiled it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of RF front end design from antenna and filter design fundamentals to optimized layout techniques with a strong pragmatic emphasis. In addition to specific design techniques and practices, this book also discusses various approaches to solving RF front end design problems and how to successfully apply theory to actual design tasks. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary RF front end design issues.Features include: hand-picked content selected by Janine Love, “RF DesignLine” site editor and author; proven best design practices for antennas, filters, and layout; and, case histories and design examples get you off and running on your current project.

Masterminds of programming

Author edited by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher O’Reilly

Masterminds of programming

 

Masterminds of Programming” features exclusive interviews with the creators of several historic and highly influential programming languages. In this unique collection, you’ll learn about the processes that led to specific design decisions, including the goals they had in mind, the trade-offs they had to make, and how their experiences have left an impact on programming today. “Masterminds of Programming” includes individual interviews with: Adin D. Falkoff: APL; Thomas E. Kurtz: BASIC; Charles H. Moore: FORTH; Robin Milner: ML; Donald D. Chamberlin: SQL; Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan: AWK; Charles Geschke and John Warnock: PostScript; Bjarne Stroustrup: C++; Bertrand Meyer: Eiffel; Brad Cox and Tom Love: Objective-C; Larry Wall: Perl; Simon Peyton Jones, Paul Hudak, Philip Wadler, and John Hughes: Haskell; Guido van Rossum: Python; Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo and Roberto Ierusalimschy: Lua; James Gosling: Java; Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, and James Rumbaugh: UML; and, Anders Hejlsberg: Delphi inventor and lead developer of C#. If you’re interested in the people whose vision and hard work helped shape the computer industry, you’ll find “Masterminds of Programming” fascinating.

Java for programmers

Author Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Prentice Hall

Java for programmers

Written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores the Java language and Java APIs in depth. The book presents the concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, line-by-line code descriptions and program outputs. The book features 220 Java applications with over 18,000 lines of proven Java code, and hundreds of tips that will help you build robust applications.

Start with an introduction to Java using an early classes and objects approach, then rapidly move on to more advanced topics, including GUI, graphics, exception handling, generics, collections, JDBC™, web-application development with JavaServer™ Faces, web services and more. You’ll enjoy the Deitels’ classic treatment of object-oriented programming and the OOD/UML® ATM case study, including a complete Java implementation. When you’re finished, you’ll have everything you need to build object-oriented Java applications.

The DEITEL® Developer Series is designed for practicing programmers. The series presents focused treatments of emerging technologies, including Java™, C++, .NET, web services, Internet and web development and more.

Java programming fundamentals : problem solving through object oriented analysis and design

Author Premchand S. Nair.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Java programming fundamentals : problem solving through object oriented analysis and design

While Java texts are plentiful, it’s difficult to find one that takes a real-world approach, and encourages novice programmers to build on their Java skills through practical exercise. Written by an expert with 19 experience teaching computer programming, “Java Programming Fundamentals” presents object-oriented programming by employing examples taken from everyday life. The book provides a foundation in object-oriented design principles and UML notation; describes common pitfalls and good programming practices; furnishes supplemental links, documents, and programs on its companion website; uses day-to-day life examples to introduce every object-oriented and programming concept; includes an extensive stand-alone chapter on GUI and event programming; and contains numerous examples, self-check questions, quick review material and an extensive list of both programming and non-programming exercises.The text presents object-oriented design and programming principles in a completely integrated and incremental fashion. It correlates each concept to a real-world application example and then introduces the corresponding Java language construct. The approach continues throughout the book, in that every concept is first introduced through practical examples, followed by short programming tutorials. To round out its coverage, the book provides several case studies, which illustrate various design issues and demonstrate the usefulness of techniques presented throughout the book. Using its one-of-a-kind approach, “Java Programming Fundamentals” demonstrates the object-oriented design techniques required to simulate actual real-life situations without compromising study of traditional programming constructs and structures.

Principles of communication : systems, modulation, and noise, 6th ed.

Author R.E. Ziemer, W.H. Tranter
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

Principles of communication : systems, modulation, and noise

Electrical and computer engineers need to understand the most current technologies in the field. In order to provide the latest information, the sixth edition presents a new chapter that explores the principles of digital data transmission without the complicating factor of performance in noise. It exposes readers to digital data transmission techniques earlier in the book so that they can appreciate the characteristics of digital communication systems before learning about probability and stochastic processes. They’ll also find expanded forward error correction code examples and new MATLAB problems. Electrical and computer engineers will benefit from this completely up-to-date resource.

The rhetorical nature of XML

Author J. D. Applen, Rudy McDaniel
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Routledge

The rhetorical nature of XML

Combines rhetoric, XML, and knowledge management. This title illustrates how the naming of XML elements can be understood as a rhetorical act, and details the essentials of knowledge management practices that also illustrate the need for intelligently conceived databases in organizations.

Emerging wireless LANs, wireless PANs, and wireless MANs : IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16 wireless standard family

Author Yang Xiao and Yi Pan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

Emerging wireless LANs, wireless PANs, and wireless MANs : IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16 wireless standard family

This is a thoroughly up-to-date resource on IEEE 802 wireless standards. Readers can turn to this book for complete coverage of the current and emerging IEEE 802 wireless standards/drafts, including: 802.11 Wireless LANs; 802.15.1 Bluetooth and 801.15.2; 802.15.3 Wireless PANs; 802.15.4 and 802.15.5 Wireless PANs; and, 802.16 Wireless MANs. “Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs” is a unique, convenient resource for engineers, scientists, and researchers in academia and industry. It also serves as a valuable textbook for related courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ground penetrating radar theory and applications

Author edited by Harry M. Jol
Place of Publication Amsterdam London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Elsevier Science

Ground penetrating radar theory and applications

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a rapidly developing field that has seen tremendous progress over the past 15 years. The development of GPR spans aspects of geophysical science, technology, and a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. It is the breadth of applications that has made GPR such a valuable tool in the geophysical consulting and geotechnical engineering industries, has lead to its rapid development, and inspired new areas of research in academia. The topic of GPR has gone from not even being mentioned in geophysical texts ten years ago to being the focus of hundreds of research papers and special issues of journals dedicated to the topic.The explosion of primary literature devoted to GPR technology, theory and applications, has lead to a strong demand for an up-to-date synthesis and overview of this rapidly developing field. Because there are specifics in the utilization of GPR for different applications, a review of the current state of development of the applications along with the fundamental theory is required. This book will provide sufficient detail to allow both practitioners and newcomers to the area of GPR to use it as a handbook and primary research reference. It features: review of GPR theory and applications by leaders in the field; up-to-date information and references; and, effective handbook and primary research reference for both experienced practitioners and newcomers.

The RF in RFID : passive UHF RFID in practice

Author Daniel M. Dobkin
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier / Newnes

The RF in RFID : passive UHF RFID in practice

This book includes a survey of all RFID fundamentals and practices in the first part of the book while the second part focuses on UHF passive technology. This coverage of UHF technology and its components including tags, readers, and antennas is essential to commercial implementation in supply chain logistics and security. Readers of this book should have an electrical engineering background but have not yet dealt with RFID. To this end, Dr. Dobkin will be very careful to illustrate all concepts and detail his explanations meticulously. In this way he will bring the reader along organically showing him/her what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.It includes: chapter 1: Introduction; chapter 2: History and Practice of RFID; chapter 3: Radio Basics For UHF RFID; chapter 4: UHF RFID Readers; chapter 5: UHF RFID Tags; chapter 6: Reader Antennas; chapter 7: Tag Antennas; and chapter 8: UHF RFID Protocols. Afterword includes Appendix 1: Radio Regulations; Appendix 2: Harmonic Functions; Appendix 3: Resistance, Impedance and Switching; and Appendix 4: Reflection and Matching. This technology is happening now at major chain stores such as Wal-Mart and Target. RFID revenues are estimated to soar about $7 billion by 2008. The CD-ROM includes full color images, spreadsheets, an open-source example graphical user interface, and demo versions of commercial software.

Design-build-run : applied practices and principles for production-ready software development

Author David Ingram
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley Pub.

The RF in RFID : passive UHF RFID in practice

This unique and critical book shares no-fail secrets for building software and offers tried-and-true practices and principles for software design, development, and testing for mission-critical systems that must not fail. A veteran software architect walks you through the lifecycle of a project as well as each area of production readiness – functionality, availability, performance and scalability, operability, maintainability, and extensibility, and highlights their key concepts.

Python for software design : how to think like a computer scientist

Author Allen B. Downey
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Python for software design : how to think like a computer scientist

A no-nonsense introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Written for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. Some of the ideas students find most challenging, like recursion and object-oriented programming, are divided into a sequence of smaller steps and introduced over the course of several chapters. The focus is on the programming process, with special emphasis on debugging. The book includes a wide range of exercises, from short examples to substantial projects, so that students have ample opportunity to practise each new concept. Exercise solutions and code examples are available from thinkpython.com, along with Swampy, a suite of Python programs that is used in some of the exercises.

Modern coding theory

Author Tom Richardson, Rüdiger Urbanke
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Modern coding theory

Having trouble deciding which coding scheme to employ, how to design a new scheme, or how to improve an existing system? This summary of the state-of-the-art in iterative coding makes this decision more straightforward. With emphasis on the underlying theory, techniques to analyse and design practical iterative coding systems are presented. Using Gallager’s original ensemble of LDPC codes, the basic concepts are extended for several general codes, including the practically important class of turbo codes. The simplicity of the binary erasure channel is exploited to develop analytical techniques and intuition, which are then applied to general channel models. A chapter on factor graphs helps to unify the important topics of information theory, coding and communication theory. Covering the most recent advances, this text is ideal for graduate students in electrical engineering and computer science, and practitioners.

WiMAX : technology for broadband wireless access

Author Loutfi Nuaymi
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

WiMAX : technology for broadband wireless access

WiMAX Broadband Wireless Access Technology, based on the IEEE 802.16 standard, is at the origin of great promises for many different markets covering fixed wireless Internet Access, Backhauling and Mobile cellular networks. WiMAX technology is designed for the transmission of multimedia services (voice, Internet, email, games and others) at high data rates (of the order of Mb/s per user). It is a very powerful but sometimes complicated technique. The WiMAX System is described in thousands of pages of IEEE 802.16 standard and amendments documents and WiMAX Forum documents. “WiMAX: Technology for Broadband Wireless Access” provides a global picture of WiMAX and a large number of details that makes access to WiMAX documents much easier. All the aspects of WIMAX are covered. Illustrations and clear explanations for all the main procedures of WiMAX are pedagogically presented in a succession of relatively short chapters. This book covers topics such as: WiMAX genesis and framework, WiMAX topologies, protocol layers, MAC layer, MAC frames, WiMAX multiple access, the physical layer, QoS Management, Radio Resource Management, Bandwidth allocation, Network Architecture, and, Mobility and Security. This book features a glossary of abbreviations and their definitions, and a wealth of explanatory tables and figures. It highlights the most recent changes, including the 802.16e amendment of the standard, needed for Mobile WiMAX. It includes technical comparisons of WiMAX vs. 802.11 (WiFi) and cellular 3G technologies. This technical introduction to WiMAX, explaining the rather complex standards (IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e) is a must read for engineers, decision-makers and students interested in WiMAX, as well as other researchers and scientists from this evolving field.

Analog IC design with low-dropout regulators

Author Gabriel Alfonso Rincón-Mora
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Analog IC design with low-dropout regulators

This title provides comprehensive information on LDO regulators – used in almost all electronic applications. This book shows you how to design, analyze, and build linear low-dropout (LDO) regulator ICs in bipolar, CMOS, and biCMOS semiconductor process technologies. Using the example of a real-world design cycle in the analog IC industry, this expert tool explains the art of analog IC design from a physical and electrical perspective, rather than a theoretical one. Filled with over 200 detailed illustrations, “Analog IC Design with Low-Dropout Regulators (LDOs)” features step-bystep coverage of system considerations, microelectronic devices, negative feedback, AC design, IC design, and SoC, SiP, and SoP design.

Next Generation Networks : perspectives and potentials

Author Jingming Li Salina, Pascal Salina
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher J. Wiley & Sons

Next Generation Networks : perspectives and potentials

Next Generation Networks (NGN) provide ubiquitous connectivity with pervasive accessibility to service, application, content and information. NGN will bring tremendous advantages to companies and individuals, in terms of access to information, education and knowledge, efficiency, dematerialisation and new user experiences. “Next Generation Networks: Perspectives and Potentials” explores the potentials of NGN and provides an outlook of future services for the end users and opportunities for the traditional network operators and new players. It creates a framework to aid the understanding of NGN, exploring the strategic development and practical deployment of NGN. This book provides a complete and comprehensive picture of the future directions, substantial benefits, issues, applications and services for NGN.It offers an in-depth exploration of NGN covering both basic and advanced concepts. It examines critical issues with the implementation of NGN. It covers NGN technology, architecture, transport, services, and evolution and standardization. It is written by industry experts focusing on the business opportunities of NGN with chapters on NGN standardization, development and corporate responsibility. “Next Generation Networks” is ideal for network operators, equipment vendors, researchers, Telecoms regulators and engineers working in next generation networking. It will also be of interest to graduate students on electrical engineering and computer science programmes with a focus on networks.

Digital signal and image processing

Author Tamal Bose with Francois Meyer contributing Chapter 10 and Mei-Qin Chen contributing the Appendix.
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher J. Wiley

Digital signal and image processing

 

Signal and image processing incorporates three fundamental areas: signal processing, adaptive filters and image processing. This book provides integrated and authoritative coverage of all three areas with a thorough grounding in fundamental concepts. The focus throughout is on presenting key concepts and providing the mathematical foundations and advanced algorithms that are essential to the design of any signal processing or image processing system.

Nov 19

The_Art_of_Computer Programming, 4th ed.

Author Donald E Knuth
Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional

The Art of Computer Programming

A shrinkwrapped bundle of Fascicles 0-4 of Knuth’s Volume 4, arguably the most influential work ever written on computer programming * These five fascicles comprise roughly the first 30% of the long-awaited Volume 4 of The Art of Computer Programming * These fascicles contain many new exercises, arranged carefully for self-instruction, together with detailed answers

Nov 19

NEW_REFERENCE BOOK

Handbook of computer networks : LANS, MANs, WANs, the internet, and global, cellualr, and wireless networks

Author edited by Hossein Bidgoli.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Handbook of computer networks : LANS, MANs, WANs, the internet, and global, cellualr, and wireless networks

 

NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Computer networking : a top-down approach, 5th ed.

Author James F. Kurose , Keith W. Ross
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson/Addison Wesley

Computer networking : a top-down approach

Building on the successful top-down approach of previous editions, the Fourth Edition of Computer Networking continues with an early emphasis on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces, encouraging a hands-on experience with protocols and networking concepts. With this edition, Kurose and Ross bring the issues of network security to the forefront and integrate the most current and relevant networking technologies. Networking today involves much more than standards specifying message formats and protocol behaviors–and it is far more interesting. Professors Kurose and Ross focus on describing emerging principles in a lively and engaging manner and then illustrate these principles with examples drawn from Internet architecture.

The art of computer programming. Vol. 4. facsicle 0, Introduction to combinatorial algorithms and boolean functions

Author Donald E. Knuth.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2005-c2009
Publisher Addison-Wesley

The art of computer programming. Vol. 4. facsicle 0, Introduction to combinatorial algorithms and boolean functions

“This multivolume work on the analysis of algorithms has long been recognized as the definitive description of classical computer science. The three complete volumes published to date already comprise a unique and invaluable resource in programming theory and practice. Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth’s writings. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while practicing programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books. To begin the fourth and later volumes of the set, and to update parts of the existing three, Knuth has created a series of small books called fascicles, which will be published at regular intervals. Each fascicle will encompass a section or more of wholly new or revised material. Ultimately, the content of these fascicles will be rolled up into the comprehensive, final versions of each volume, and the enormous undertaking that began in 1962 will be complete.Volume 4, Fascicle 0 This fascicle introduces what will become by far the longest chapter in The Art of Computer Programming, a chapter on combinatorial algorithms that will itself fill three full-sized volumes.Combinatorial algorithms, informally, are techniques for the high-speed manipulation of extremely large quantities of objects, such as permutations or the elements of graphs. Combinatorial patterns or arrangements solve vast numbers of practical problems, and modern approaches to dealing with them often lead to methods that are more than a thousand times faster than the straightforward procedures of yesteryear. This fascicle primes the pump for everything that follows in the chapter, discussing first the essential ideas of combinatorics and then introducing fundamental ideas for dealing efficiently with 0s and 1s inside a machine, including Boolean basics and Boolean function evaluation. As always, the author’s exposition is enhanced by hundreds of new exercises, arranged carefully for self-instruction, together with detailed answers.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Multiagent systems : algorithmic, game-theoretic, and logical foundations

Author Yoav Shoham, Kevin Leyton-Brown
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Multiagent systems : algorithmic, game-theoretic, and logical foundations

“Multiagent systems combine multiple autonomous entities, each having diverging interests or different information. This overview of the field offers a computer science perspective, but also draws on ideas from game theory, economics, operations research, logic, philosophy and linguistics. It will serve as a reference for researchers in each of these fields, and be used as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses. The authors emphasize foundations to create a broad and rigorous treatment of their subject, with thorough presentations of distributed problem solving, game theory, multiagent communication and learning, social choice, mechanism design, auctions, cooperative game theory, and modal logics of knowledge and belief. For each topic, basic concepts are introduced, examples are given, proofs of key results are offered, and algorithmic considerations are examined. An appendix covers background material in probability theory, classical logic, Markov decision processes and mathematical programming.


General systems theory : problems, perspectives, practice

Author Lars Skyttner
Place of Publication Hackensack, NJ
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher World Scientific

General systems theory : problems, perspectives, practice

Systems theorists see common principles in the structure and operation of systems of all kinds and sizes. They promote an interdisciplinary science adapted for a universal application with a common language and area of concepts. In order to solve problems, make recommendations and predict the future, they use theories, models and concepts from the vast area of general systems theory. This approach is chosen as a means to overcome the fragmentation of knowledge and the isolation of the specialist but also to find new approaches to problems created by earlier ‘solution of problems.’ This revised and updated second edition of General Systems Theory — Ideas and Applications includes new systems theories and a new chapter on self-organization and evolution. The book summarizes most of the fields of systems theory and its application systems science in one volume. It provides a quick and readable reference guide for future learning containing both general theories and practical applications

Software testing and continuous quality improvement, 3rd ed.

Author William E. Lewis technical contributors, David Dobbs, Gunasekaran Veerapillai.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Software testing and continuous quality improvement

This title invokes a continuous quality improvement approach to promote effective testing methods. It is often assumed that software testing is based on clearly defined requirements and software development standards. However, testing is typically performed against changing, and sometimes inaccurate, requirements. The third edition of a bestseller, “Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Third Edition” provides a continuous quality framework for the software testing process within traditionally structured and unstructured environments. This framework aids in creating meaningful test cases for systems with evolving requirements. This completely revised reference provides a comprehensive look at software testing as part of the project management process, emphasizing testing and quality goals early on in development. Building on the success of previous editions, the text explains testing in a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) environment, the building blocks of a Testing Center of Excellence (COE), and how to test in an agile development. Fully updated, the sections on test effort estimation provide greater emphasis on testing metrics. The book also examines all aspects of functional testing and looks at the relation between changing business strategies and changes to applications in development. This title includes new chapters on Process, Application, and Organizational Metrics. All IT organizations face software testing issues, but most are unprepared to manage them. “Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Third Edition” is enhanced with an up-to-date listing of free software tools and a question-and-answer checklist for choosing the best tools for your organization. It equips you with everything you need to effectively address testing issues in the most beneficial way for your business.

Principles of operating systems : design & applications

Author Brian L. Stuart
Place of Publication [Boston, Mass.]
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology

Principles of operating systems : design & applications

“Principles of Operating Systems: Design and Applications” is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of operating systems in the context of the applications in which they are used. The main focus of this text is to foster an understanding of operating system fundamentals: what types of services they provide, how various applications interface with them, and the restrictions they have on those applications. Making this book unique in its approach is the inclusion of a wide range of example systems and detailed case studies of the Linux and Inferno operating systems. By combining a traditional set of topics with this real-life contextual background, readers will achieve an enriched understanding of the material, which they can immediately apply to the world of operating systems.

Machine learning : an algorithmic perspective

Author Stephen Marsland
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Machine learning : an algorithmic perspective

“”Machine Learning: An Algorithmic Perspective” introduces this subject to computer science students and others who may not have a strong mathematical background. Focusing on algorithms and applications, the text presents three distinct sets of problems for each section: standard questions that test understanding of the material, structured programming exercises using code and data from the Internet, and suggested further investigations, often involving some basic programming. The book covers such fundamental topics as neuronal modeling, perceptron, multi-layer perceptron, classification, regression, decision trees, the naive Bayes’ classifier, unsupervised learning, the self-organizing map, and genetic algorithms.

Image processing with MATLAB : applications in medicine and biology

Author Omer Demirkaya, Musa Hakan Asyali, Prasanna K. Sahoo.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Image processing with MATLAB : applications in medicine and biology

“”Image Processing with MATLAB[registered]: Applications in Medicine and Biology” explains complex, theory-laden topics in image processing through examples and MATLAB[registered] algorithms. It describes classical as well emerging areas in image processing and analysis. Providing many unique MATLAB codes and functions throughout, the book covers the theory of probability and statistics, two-dimensional fast Fourier transform, nonlinear diffusion filtering, and partial differential equation (PDE)-based image denoising techniques.It presents intensity-based image segmentation methods, including thresholding techniques as well as K-means and fuzzy C-means clustering techniques. The authors also explore Markov random field (MRF)-based image segmentation, boundary and curvature analysis methods, and parametric and geometric deformable models. The final chapters focus on three specific applications of image processing and analysis. Reducing the need for the trial-and-error way of solving problems, this book helps readers understand advanced concepts by applying algorithms to real-world problems in medicine and biology.

Thinking on the Web

Author H. Peter Alesso, Craig F. Sm
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Thinking on the Web

This title provides valuable insight into the progress and direction of development of the World Wide Web and its likely future applications in science and business. It reviews the prospects for the Web to develop intelligent services (such as online businesses, games, purchases, new search capabilities, and accessibility to trustworthy information). It also offers a view for thinking about thinking on the Web. The companion website offers access to supplemental text, specialized information, additional examples, demos, tools reference material, and advanced applications.

Practical MATLAB basics for engineers

Author Misza Kalechman
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Practical MATLAB basics for engineers

A comprehensive and accessible primer, this tutorial immerses engineers and engineering students in the essential technical skills that will allow them to put Matlab[registered] to immediate use. The book covers concepts and Matlab language. This knowledge can be used to explore the basic applications that are detailed in Misza Kalechman’s companion volume, “Practical Matlab Applications for Engineers”

Intelligent systems : modeling, optimization, and control

Author Yung C. Shin, Chengying Xu
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Intelligent systems : modeling, optimization, and control

Providing a thorough introduction to the field of soft computing techniques, “Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization, and Control” covers every major technique in artificial intelligence in a clear and practical style. This book highlights current research and applications, addresses issues encountered in the development of applied systems, and describes a wide range of intelligent systems techniques, including neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary strategy, and genetic algorithms. The book demonstrates concepts through simulation examples and practical experimental results. Case studies are also presented from each field to facilitate understanding.

Solving applied mathematical problems with MATLAB

Author Dingyu Xue, YangQuan Chen
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Solving applied mathematical problems with MATLAB

“This textbook presents a variety of applied mathematics topics in science and engineering with an emphasis on problem solving techniques using MATLAB[registered]. The authors provide a general overview of the MATLAB language and its graphics abilities before delving into problem solving, making the book useful for readers without prior MATLAB experience. They explain how to generate code suitable for various applications so that readers can apply the techniques to problems not covered in the book. Examples, figures, and MATLAB scripts enable readers with basic mathematics knowledge to solve various applied math problems in their fields while avoiding unnecessary technical details.

Practical MATLAB applications for engineers

Author Misza Kalechman
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Practical MATLAB applications for engineers

“Practical Matlab Applications for Engineers” provides a tutorial for those with a basic understanding of Matlab[registered]. The book covers the material encountered in the typical engineering and technology programs at most colleges. It illustrates the direct connection between theory and real applications. Each chapter reviews basic concepts and then explores those concepts with a number of worked out examples

Cooperative wireless communications

Author Yan Zhang, Hsiao-Hwa Chen, and Mohsen Guizani
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Cooperative wireless communications

Cooperative devices are receiving greater focus in wireless communication as they substantially enhance system performance by decreasing power consumption and packet loss rate, while also increasing system capacity and network resilience. Providing the vital background information needed for those involved with the development and implementation of cooperative mechanisms, this volume introduces key cooperative strategies for infrastructure-based systems, as well as for self-organizing, multi-hop networks. Providing a key reference for researchers and product developers, the text details those recent improvements in a variety of cooperative mechanisms and frameworks that are applicable in diverse scenarios.

Head first Rails

Author David Griffiths
Place of Publication Beijing ; Sebastopol
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher O’Reilly

Head first Rails

Figure its about time that you hop on the Ruby on Rails bandwagon? You’ve heard that it’ll increase your productivity exponentially, and allow you to created full fledged web applications with minimal headaches…but you don’t know where to start? “Head First Ruby on Rails” is the book for you. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, “Head First Ruby on Rails” is a multi-sensory experience designed for the way that your brain works. We’ll take you through the basics of the Ruby language, and the nuances of the Rails development environment, with a healthy dose of object-oriented programming tossed in for good measure. Creating functional applications through the book you’ll move on to more complex topics such as database relationships, testing, security considerations, and even some web services, Ajax, and XML.

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NEW_RESERVE BOOKS

Introduction to computing systems : from bits and Gates to C and beyond, 2nd ed.

Author Yale N. Patt, Sanjay J. Patel.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

 	 Introduction to computing systems : from bits and Gates to C and beyond

“Introduction to Computing Systems: From bits & gates to C & beyond”, now in its second edition, is designed to give students a better understanding of computing early in their college careers in order to give them a stronger foundation for later courses. The book is in two parts: the underlying structure of a computer, and programming in a high level language and programming methodology. To understand the computer, the authors introduce the LC-3 and provide the LC-3 Simulator to give students hands-on access for testing what they learn. To develop their understanding of programming and programming methodology, they use the C programming language.The book takes a “motivated” bottom-up approach, where the students first get exposed to the big picture and then start at the bottom and build their knowledge bottom-up. Within each smaller unit, the same motivated bottom-up approach is followed. Every step of the way, students learn new things, building on what they already know. The authors feel that this approach encourages deeper understanding and downplays the need for memorizing. Students develop a greater breadth of understanding, since they see how the various parts of the computer fit together.

Operating system concepts, 8th ed.

Author Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor]

Operating system concepts

Keep pace with the fast-developing world of operating systems. Open-source operating systems, virtual machines, and clustered computing are among the leading fields of operating systems and networking that are rapidly changing. With substantial revisions and organizational changes, Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne’s “Operating System Concepts, Eighth Edition” remains as current and relevant as ever, helping you master the fundamental concepts of operating systems while preparing yourself for today’s emerging developments.As in the past, the text brings you up to speed on core knowledge and skills, including: what operating systems are, what they do, and how they are designed and constructed; process, memory, and storage management; protection and security; distributed systems; and special-purpose systems. Beyond the basics, the Eight Edition sports substantive revisions and organizational changes that clue you in to such cutting-edge developments as open-source operating systems, multi-core processors, clustered computers, virtual machines, transactional memory, NUMA, Solaris 10 memory management, Sun’s ZFS file system, and more.New to this edition is the use of a simulator to dynamically demonstrate several operating system topics.Best of all, a greatly enhanced WileyPlus, a multitude of new problems and programming exercises, and other enhancements to this edition all work together to prepare you enter the world of operating systems with confidence.

Concepts of programming languages, 9th ed.

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Concepts of programming languages

“This best-selling book, now in its fourth edition, provides a wide-ranging and in-depth discussion of programming language concepts. As in previous editions, author Bob Sebesta describes fundamental concepts of programming languages by presenting design issues of the various language constructs, examining the design choices for these constructs in a few common languages, and critically comparing the design alternatives. The book covers the most widely used methods of syntax description and introduces the most common approaches to describing the semantics of programming languages. Discussions of implementation methods and issues are integrated throughout the book. New to the Fourth Edition *Offers coverage of JavaaA A support for object-oriented programming, concurrency, and exception shandling *Features object-oriented programming more prominently – the expanded OO coverage appears earlier in the book and is also intertwined with the discussions of the non-OO imperative languages *Provides expanded material on semantics, including a proof of correctness of a complete program using axiomatic semantics

NEW REFERENCE BOOK

Springer handbook of acoustics

Author Thomas D. Rossing (ed.)
Place of Publication New York, N.Y
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

Springer handbook of acoustics

“Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience, and others. Here is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing. Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents spanning: animal acoustics including infrasound and ultrasound, environmental noise control, music and human speech and singing, physiological and psychological acoustics, architectural acoustics, physical and engineering acoustics, medical acoustics, and ocean acoustics.This handbook reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography. It contains a Foreword by Manfred R. Schroeder.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS


Path routing in mesh optical networks

Author Eric Bouillet … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

 	 Path routing in mesh optical networks

This book discusses Transport networks evolved from DCS (Digital Cross connect Systems) based mesh architectures, to SONET/SDH (Synchronous Optical Networking/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) ring architectures in the 1990′s. In the past few years, technological advancements in optical transport switches have allowed service providers to support the same fast recovery in mesh networks previously available in ring networks while achieving better capacity efficiency and resulting in lower capital cost. Optical transport networks today not only provide trunking capacity to higher layer networks, such as inter router connectivity in an IP centric infrastructure, but also support efficient routing and fast failure recovery of high bandwidth services. This is possible due to the emergence of optical network elements that have the intelligence required to efficiently control the network. Optical mesh networks will enable a variety of dynamic services such as bandwidth on demand, Just In Time bandwidth, bandwidth scheduling, bandwidth brokering, and optical virtual private networks that open up new opportunities for service providers and their customers alike.”Path Routing in Mesh Optical Networks” combines both theoretical as well as practical aspects of routing and dimensioning for mesh optical networks. All authors have worked as technical leaders for the equipment vendor Tellium who implemented such capabilities in its product, and whose product was deployed in service provider networks. “Path Routing in Mesh Optical Networks” presents an in depth treatment of a specific class of optical networks, i.e. path oriented mesh optical networks. This book focuses on routing and recovery, dimensioning, performance analysis and availability in mesh optical networks. It explains and analyses routing specifically associated with Dedicated Backup Path Protection (DBPP) and Shared Backup Path Protection (SBPP) recovery architectures. As most of the core backbone networks evolve to mesh topologies utilizing intelligent network elements for provisioning and recovery of services, “Path Routing in Mesh Optical Networks” will be an invaluable tool for both researchers and engineers in the industry who are responsible for designing, developing, deploying and maintaining mesh optical networks.It will also be a useful reference book for graduate students and university professors who are interested in optical networks or telecommunications networking.With a foreword by Professor Wayne D. Grover, author of the book “Mesh Based Survivable Networks”.

An introduction to 3D computer vision techniques and algorithms

Author Boguslaw Cyganek, J. Paul Siebert.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

An introduction to 3D computer vision techniques and algorithms

Computer vision encompasses the construction of integrated vision systems and the application of vision to problems of real-world importance. The process of creating 3D models is still rather difficult, requiring mechanical measurement of the camera positions or manual alignment of partial 3D views of a scene. However using algorithms, it is possible to take a collection of stereo-pair images of a scene and then automatically produce a photo-realistic, geometrically accurate digital 3D model. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods, theories and algorithms of 3D computer vision. Almost every theoretical issue is underpinned with practical implementation or a working algorithm using pseudo-code and complete code written in C++ and MatLab[registered]. There is the additional clarification of an accompanying website with download able software, case studies and exercises.Organized in three parts, Cyganek and Siebert give a brief history of vision research, and subsequently: present basic low-level image processing operations for image matching, including a separate chapter on image matching algorithms; explain scale-space vision, as well as space reconstruction and multi view integration; demonstrate a variety of practical applications for 3D surface imaging and analysis; and, provide concise appendices on topics such as the basics of projective geometry and tensor calculus for image processing, distortion and noise in images plus image warping procedures.”An Introduction to 3D Computer Vision Algorithms and Techniques” is a valuable reference for practitioners and programmers working in 3D computer vision, image processing and analysis as well as computer visualization. It would also be of interest to advanced students and researchers in the fields of engineering, computer science, clinical photography, robotics, graphics and mathematics.

Signal integrity and radiated emission of high-speed digital systems

Author Spartaco Caniggia, Francescaromana Maradei.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

Signal integrity and radiated emission of high-speed digital systems

Before putting digital systems for information technology or telecommunication applications on the market, an essential requirement is to perform tests in order to comply with the limits of radiated emission imposed by the standards. This book provides an investigation into signal integrity (SI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. Topics such as reflections, crosstalk, switching noise and radiated emission (RE) in high-speed digital systems are covered, which are essential for IT and telecoms applications. The highly important topic of modelling is covered which can reduce costs by enabling simulation data to demonstrate that a product meets design specifications and regulatory limits. According to the new European EMC directive, this can help to avoid the expensive use of large semi-anechoic chambers or open area test sites for radiated emission assessments.Following a short introduction to signalling and radiated interference in digital systems, the book provides a detailed characterization of logic families in terms of static and dynamic characteristic useful for modelling techniques.Crosstalk in multi-coupled line structures is investigated by analytical, graphical and circuit-based methods, and techniques to mitigate these phenomena are provided. Grounding, filtering and shielding with multilayer PCBs are also examined and design rules given.This title is written by authors with extensive experience in industry and academia. It explains basic conceptual problems from a theoretical and practical point of view by using numerous measurements and simulations. It presents models for mathematical and SPICE-like circuit simulators. It provides examples of using full-wave codes for SI and RE investigations. It features companion website containing lists of codes and sample material. “Signal Integrity and Radiated Emission of High-Speed Digital Systems” is a valuable resource to industrial designers of information technology, telecommunication equipment and automation equipment as well as to development engineers. It will also be of interest to managers and designers of consumer electronics, and researchers in electronics.

Power system dynamics : stability and control, 2nd ed.

Author Jan Machowski, Janusz W. Bialek, James R. Bumby.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

 	 Power system dynamics : stability and control

“This book is the fully revised and updated second edition of “Power System Dynamics and Stability” published in 1997. The modified title “Power System Dynamics: Stability and Control” reflects a slight shift in focus from solely describing power system dynamics to the means of dealing with them. The book has been expanded by about a third to include: a new chapter on wind power generation; a new section on wide-area measurement systems (WAMS) and their application for real-time control; an overview of lessons learned from wide-spread blackouts affecting North America and Europe in 2003, 2004 and 2006; enhanced treatment of voltage stability and control, and frequency stability and control; application of Lyapunov direct method to analyse and enhance stability of multi-machine power systems; and expanded coverage of steady-state stability using eigenvalue analysis, including modal analysis of dynamic equivalents.The book continues the successful approach of the first edition by progressing from simplicity to complexity. It places the emphasis first on understanding the underlying physical principles before proceeding to more complex models and algorithms. The reader will appreciate the authors’ accessible approach as the book is illustrated by over 400 diagrams and a large number of examples. “Power System Dynamics: Stability and Control, Second Edition” is an essential resource for graduates of electrical engineering. It is also a clear and comprehensive reference text for undergraduate students, and for practising engineers and researchers who are working in electricity companies or in the development of power system technologies.

Beginning game programming with Flash

Author Lakshmi Prayaga & Hamsa Suri
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Beginning game programming with Flash

“Are you new to the game programming or multi media field? Then, this book is for you! “Beginning Game Programming with Flash” is the first book written for introductory game programming and multi media students interested in learning how to use Flash to create games. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions walk you through each step of the game building process. Since there is a known learning curve associated with Flash, this book was created to alleviate the frustration and allow readers to get comfortable with the GUI. The games used in this book cover all essential elements of game programming through action script and through the GUI interface of Flash. “Beginning Game Programming with Flash” is an ideal read for users who are ready to learn more about the GUI and make programming games an enjoyable experience.

Electric power distribution reliability, 2nd ed.

Author Richard E. Brown
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC ; London : Taylor & Francis [distributor]

Electric power distribution reliability

Electric Power Distribution Reliability” remains the only book that is completely dedicated to distribution system reliability. Expanded and revised, this second edition features a history of reliability indices, updated benchmarking information, guidelines for using the IEEE 2.5 Beta methodology, comprehensive treatment of storm hardening, and a detailed section on overhead to underground conversion. It also contains a new chapter on aging infrastructure, with an extensive discussion on how to effectively manage equipment when it nears the end of its useful life.

Power system relaying, 3rd ed.

Author Stanley H. Horowitz, Arun G. Phadke.
Place of Publication Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley/Research Studies Press

Power system relaying

The previous two editions of “Power System Relaying” offer comprehensive and accessible coverage of the theory and fundamentals of relaying and have been widely adopted on university and industry courses worldwide. With the third edition, the authors have added new and detailed descriptions of power system phenomena such as stability, system-wide protection concepts and discussion of historic outages. “Power System Relaying, 3rd Edition” continues its role as an outstanding textbook on power system protection for senior and graduate students in the field of electric power engineering and a reference book for practising relay engineers.This book provides the student with an understanding of power system protection principles and an insight into the phenomena involved. It discusses in detail the emerging technologies of adaptive relaying, hidden failures, wide area measurement, global positioning satellites and the specific application of digital devices. It includes relay designs such as electromechanical, solid-state and digital relays to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each.It re-examines traditional equipment protection practices to include new concepts such as transmission line differential protection, load encroachment on distance relay characteristics, distributed generation systems, and techniques to improve protection system response to power system events. It analyzes system performance through oscillographs and alarms schemes. It features problems to be worked through at the end of each chapter.

Security in wireless mesh networks

Author edited by Yan Zhang, Jun Zheng, Honglin Hu.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Security in wireless mesh networks

Wireless Mesh Networks is a new topic believed to be a promising technology that will play an increasingly important role in the next generation of wireless mobile networks. “Security in Wireless Mesh Networks” provides an introduction to security issues, recent advancements, and future directions. This book examines the emerging standards of security, addressing such topics as authentication, access control and authorization, attacks, privacy and trust, encryption, key management, identity management, DoS attacks, intrusion detection and protection, secure routing, security standards, security policy, and more. This text also presents numerous case studies as well as various applications.

Phishing and countermeasures : understanding the increasing problem of electronic identity theft

Author edited by Markus Jakobsson, Steven Myers.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

Phishing and countermeasures : understanding the increasing problem of electronic identity theft

“Phishing and Counter-Measures” discusses how and why phishing is a threat, and presents effective countermeasures. Showing you how phishing attacks have been mounting over the years, how to detect and prevent current as well as future attacks, this text focuses on corporations who supply the resources used by attackers. The authors subsequently deliberate on what action the government can take to respond to this situation and compare adequate versus inadequate countermeasures.

Requirements engineering : from system goals to UML models to software specifications

Author Axel van Lamsweerde.
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley

Requirements engineering : from system goals to UML models to software specifications

“The book presents both the current state of the art in requirements engineering and a systematic method for engineering high-quality requirements, broken down into four parts. The first part introduces fundamental concepts and principles including the aim and scope of requirements engineering, the products and processes involved, requirements qualities to aim at and flaws to avoid, and the critical role of requirements engineering in system and software engineering. The second part of the book is devoted to system modeling in the specific context of engineering requirements. It presents a multi-view modeling framework that integrates complementary techniques for modeling the system-as-is and the system-to-be.The third part of the book reviews goal-based reasoning techniques to support the various steps of the KAOS method. The fourth part of the book goes beyond requirements engineering to discuss the mapping from goal-oriented requirements to software specifications and to software architecture.Online resources will accompany the book and will add value to both classroom and self-study by enabling students to build models and specifications involved in the book’s exercises and case studies, helping them to discover the latest RE technology solutions. Instructor resources such as slides, solutions, models and animations will be available from an accompanying website.

CMOS : mixed signal circuit design, 2nd ed.

Author R. Jacob Baker
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley ; IEEE Press

CMOS : mixed signal circuit design

This work is an important continuation to “CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation”. The power of mixed-signal circuit designs, and perhaps the reason they are replacing analog-only designs in the implementation of analog interfaces, comes from the marriage of analog circuits with digital signal processing. This book builds on the fundamental material in the author’s previous book, “CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation”, to provide a solid textbook and reference for mixed-signal circuit design. The coverage is both practical and in-depth, integrating experimental, theoretical, and simulation examples to drive home the why and the how of doing mixed-signal circuit design.Some of the highlights of this book include: a practical/theoretical approach to mixed-signal circuit design with an emphasis on oversampling techniques; an accessible and useful alternative to hard-to-digest technical papers without losing technical depth; coverage of delta-sigma data converters, custom analog and digital filter design, design with submicron CMOS processes, and practical at-the-bench deadbug prototyping techniques; and hundreds of worked examples and questions covering all areas of mixed-signal circuit design. A helpful companion Web site provides worked solutions to textbook problems, SPICE simulation netlist examples, and discussions concerning mixed-signal circuit design.

Wireless mesh networking

Author George Agg?elou.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Wireless mesh networking

An in-depth tutorial on wireless mesh networking that is now being implemented throughout the U.S. Authored by a global team of wireless experts from both industry and academia, this tutorial provides a complete roadmap to wireless mesh network design and operation. “Wireless Mesh Networking” details basic principles and protocols, unpacks the key standards, and provides guidance on every aspect of network operation, from antenna technology to software, to energy management.

Starting out with Python

Author Tony Gaddis
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Addison Wesley

Starting out with Python

In Starting Out with Python(R), Tony Gaddis’ evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs. Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.

Database design and implementation

Author Edward Sciore
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Database design and implementation

“Covering the traditional database system concepts from a systems perspective, this book addresses the functionality that database systems provide as well as what algorithms and design decisions will best implement their functionality. It describes what Java tools and techniques will best help developers build an application that uses a database system. It contains a fully functional database system that allows readers to examine and modify the code.

The Mac hacker’s handbook

Author Charlie Miller, Dino A. Dai Zovi
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

The Mac hacker's handbook

As more and more vulnerabilities are found in the Mac OS X (Leopard) operating system, security researchers are realizing the importance of developing proof-of-concept exploits for those vulnerabilities. This unique tome is the first book to uncover the flaws in the Mac OS X operating system – and how to deal with them. Written by two white hat hackers, this book is aimed at making vital information known so that you can find ways to secure your Mac OS X systems, and examines the sorts of attacks that are prevented by Leopard’s security defenses, what attacks aren’t, and how to best handle those weaknesses.

Multimedia data mining : a systematic introduction to concepts and theory

Author Zhongfei Zhang, Ruofei Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Multimedia data mining : a systematic introduction to concepts and theory

Collecting the latest developments in the field, “Multimedia Data Mining: A Systematic Introduction to Concepts and Theory” defines multimedia data mining, its theory, and its applications. Two of the most active researchers in multimedia data mining explore how this young area has rapidly developed in recent years. The book first discusses the theoretical foundations of multimedia data mining, presenting commonly used feature representation, knowledge representation, statistical learning, and soft computing techniques. It then provides application examples that showcase the great potential of multimedia data mining technologies. In this part, the authors show how to develop a semantic repository training method and a concept discovery method in an imagery database. They demonstrate how knowledge discovery helps achieve the goal of imagery annotation.The authors also describe an effective solution to large-scale video search, along with an application of audio data classification and categorization.This novel, self-contained book examines how the merging of multimedia and data mining research can promote the understanding and advance the development of knowledge discovery in multimedia data.

Digital privacy: theory, technologies, and practices

Author edited by Alessandro Acquisti … [et al.]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Digital privacy: theory, technologies, and practices

Throughout recent years, a continuously increasing amount of personal data has been made available through different Web sites around the world. Although the availability of personal information has created several advantages, it can be easily misused and may lead to violations of privacy. Privacy, as a fundamental human right, must be protected. With growing interest in this area, “Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies, and Practices” addresses this timely issue, providing information on state-of-the-art technologies, best practices, and research results, as well as legal, regulatory, and ethical issues. This book features contributions from experienced experts in academia, industry, and government.

AI game engine programming, 2nd ed.

Author Brian Schwab
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology, PTR/CRM

AI game engine programming

“A fully revised update to the first edition, “AI Game Engine Programming, Second Edition” provides game developers with the tools and information they need to create modern game AI engines. Covering the four principle elements of game artificial intelligence, the book takes you from theory to actual game development, going beyond merely discussing how a technique might be used. Beginning with a clear definition of game AI, you’ll learn common terminology, the underlying concepts of AI, and you’ll explore the different parts of the game AI engine. You’ll then take a look at AI design considerations, solutions, and even common pitfalls genre-by-genre, covering the majority of modern game genres and examining concrete examples of AI used in actual commercial games. Finally, you’ll study actual code implementations for each AI technique presented, both in skeletal form and as part of a real-world example, to learn how it works in an actual game engine and how it can be optimized in the future. Written for experienced game developers with a working knowledge of C++, data structures, and object oriented programming, “AI Game Engine Programming, Second Edition” will expand your AI knowledge and skills from start to finish.

3D game programming for teens, 2nd ed.

Author Maneesh Sethi and Eric Grebler
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

3D game programming for teens

Do you love video games? Do you want to learn how to make them yourself? Welcome to “3D Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition”, a how-to resource for anyone interested in creating a video game. Written specifically for beginners in an easy-to-follow way, the book teaches you basic programming, graphic design, and 3D modeling so that you can design and develop your very own games. You’ll begin with an introduction to some simple programming concepts using the Blitz3D language. Then you’ll learn about graphics creation for games using CorelDRAW and Photopaint. Finally you’ll explore basic 3D modeling with Autodesk 3ds Max, and you’ll learn how to enhance your games with sound effects, collisions, and more. “3D Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition” walks you through the game programming process step-by-step, with each new technique building upon the previous ones. The final chapter of the book shows you how to put all your new knowledge together and build your own full game! All you need to get started are some basic computer skills and a love of games. No previous programming experience is required! .

Optimizing processes with RFID and auto ID : fundamentals, problems and solutions, example applications

Author editors, Norbert Bartneck, Volker Klaas, Holger Schoenherr ; executive editor, Markus Weinlaender.
Place of Publication Erlangen
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Publicis

Optimizing processes with RFID and auto ID : fundamentals, problems and solutions, example applications

This is a textbook with a hands-on approach that leads students through the gradual construction of a complete and working computer system including the hardware platform and the software hierarchy.In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, “The Elements of Computing Systems” gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as it comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up.In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture.

A concise introduction to image processing using C++

Author Meiqinq Wang; Choi-Hong Lai.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

A concise introduction to image processing using C++

“A Concise Intro to Image Processing using C++” presents state-of-the-art image processing methodology, including current industrial practices for image compression, image de-noising methods based on partial differential equations, and new image compression methods such as fractal image compression and wavelet compression. It includes elementary concepts of image processing and related fundamental tools with coding examples as well as exercises. With a particular emphasis on illustrating fractal and wavelet compression algorithms, the text covers image segmentation, object recognition, and morphology. An accompanying CD-ROM contains code for all algorithms.

Principles of digital image processing : core algorithms

Author Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer

 Principles of digital image processing : core algorithms

This easy-to-follow textbook is the second of 3 volumes which provide a modern, algorithmic introduction to digital image processing, designed to be used both by learners desiring a firm foundation on which to build, and practitioners in search of critical analysis and modern implementations of the most important techniques. It extends the introductory material presented in the first volume (Fundamental Techniques) with additional techniques that form part of the standard image processing toolbox. The textbook presents a critical selection of algorithms, illustrated explanations and concise mathematical derivations, for readers to gain a deeper understanding of the topic. It also encourages the reader to actively construct and experiment with the algorithms to develop their understanding for how to use these methods in the real world.This reader-friendly text will equip undergraduates with a deeper understanding of the topic as well as being valuable for further developing knowledge for self-study.

The Internet of things : from RFID to the next-generation pervasive networked systems

Author edited by Lu Yan … [et al.]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Auerbach Publications

The Internet of things : from RFID to the next-generation pervasive networked systems

The realization of the internet of things – a world in which billions of objects will report their location, identity, and history over wireless connections – will require dramatic changes in systems, architectures, and communications. Although RFID has already laid the foundation for this, further research and development is needed to enable such a pervasive networking world, which should be flexible, adaptive, and secure. Reflecting current trends and future directions in the industry, “The Internet of Things” provides a comprehensive technical and practical guide to recent advances in pervasive networked systems through detailed discussions, real-world case studies, and experience reports.

Architecting secure software systems

Author Asoke K. Talukder, Manish Chaitanya.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Architecting secure software systems

Once regarded as an afterthought, today, security is considered an integral part of software development that must start at the requirements gathering phase. This book covers all aspects of embedding security into an application as it is programmed, using any of the main platforms of today including UNIX, Java, and .NET. Bringing decades of experience to this resource, the authors cover all aspects of building a secured and safe system from the ground up through the whole security lifecycle. They explain how to develop applications that secure themselves and how to build programs that cannot be used as conduits for malicious hacks.

HSPA performance and evolution : a practical perspective

Author Pablo Tapia … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

HSPA performance and evolution : a practical perspective

Written from an operator’s viewpoint, “HSPA Performance and Evolution” explores the lessons learned and techniques developed for optimally deploying HSPA (High Speed Packet Access). The essential distinctions between rolling out HSPA compared to earlier UMTS and GSM technologies are explained covering the many issues that must be specifically handled. Areas in standards which have been left open for interpretation, causing significant differences between vendor implementations, are identified and solutions explored. This book is invaluable in enabling wireless operators to extract maximum performance offered by 3GPPs HSPA radio technology, consisting of both downlink (HSDPA) and uplink (HSUPA) elements.It focuses on real world performance, sharing practical implementation methods and tradeoffs for deploying, optimizing and maintaining networks using the HSPA air interface; examines algorithms, equipment and performance perspectives to identify and explain HSPA; measures performance and sets network parameters for optimal tradeoffs; presents results from practical and real world network performances; and, explores the evolution of HSPA technology into HSPA+ and eventually next generation LTE technologies.

Digital signal processors : architecture, programming and applications, 3rd ed.

Author B. Venkataramani, M. Bhaskar.
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill Pub

Digital signal processors : architecture, programming and applications

 




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