Jul 16

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Exploring Python

Author Timothy A. Budd.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw Hill Higher Education

Exploring Python takes an active learning approach which engages the student as an equal partner in the process of learning the fun, educational, and powerful programming language. This approach instills habits that students will carry with them throughout their programming career and helps them retain and use the information they have learned. Tim Budd is one of the best-known authors in Computer Science and has a reputation for producing writing texts along the leading edge of the discipline. Exploring Python provides an accessible and reliable introduction into programming with the Python language.

Hardware/firmware interface design : best practices for improving embedded systems development

Author Gary Stringham
Place of Publication Burlington, Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Newnes

Why care about hardware/firmware interaction? These interfaces are critical, a solid hardware design married with adaptive firmware can access all the capabilities of an application and overcome limitations caused by poor communication. For the first time, a book has come along that will help hardware engineers and firmware engineers work together to mitigate or eliminate problems that occur when hardware and firmware are not optimally compatible. Solving these issues will save time and money, getting products to market sooner to create more revenue. The principles and best practices presented in this book will prove to be a valuable resource for both hardware and firmware engineers. Topics include register layout, interrupts, timing and performance, aborts, and errors. Real world cases studies will help to solidify the principles and best practices with an aim towards cleaner designs, shorter schedules, and better implementation! Reduce product development delays with the best practices in this book. It features concepts that apply to ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs, and FPGAs. It includes real-world examples and case studies that highlight the good and bad of design processes.

The management of network security : technology, design, and management control

Author Houston H. Carr, C.A. Snyder, and B.N. Bailey.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

For undergraduate and graduate network security courses. This book aims to provide comprehensive knowledge of network security to students without a technical background who will need this knowledge to be effective managers.

The global positioning system and ArcGIS, 3rd ed.

Author Michael Kennedy
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

The global positioning system and ArcGIS, 3rd ed., c2010. (image and text from Alibris)

Retaining the in-depth description that made the previous edition so popular, The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS, Third Edition has expanded its coverage to review the capabilities and features common to most receivers. While it emphasizes Trimble and Magellan hardware and Trimble TerraSync and ESRI ArcPad software to capture data, the text’s broadened coverage makes it useful with virtually any hardware/software packages, so readers will be able to collect GPS data and install it in ArcGIS—regardless of the data capture mechanism.

Covering the latest developments in this emerging field, the third edition has been updated to include: new information on automated data collection, updates to the conversion of GPS data into GIS form with ArcGIS Desktop (v. 9.3) as well as ESRI software, an examination of differential correction and improvements in accuracy of collected data, additional emphasis on ArcMap and Pathfinder Office, illustrations using ArcMap to combine GPS data with other data sets including raster DRGs, DOQs, DEMs, and various vector data sets such as land use, soil type, geology, political boundaries, and TIGER files.

Computer Systems, 4th ed.

Author J. Stanley Warford
Place of Publication Sudbury, Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Completely revised and updated, Computer Systems, Fourth Edition offers a clear, detailed, step-by-step introduction to the central concepts in computer organization, assembly language, and computer architecture. It invites students to explore the many dimensions of computer systems through a top-down approach to levels of abstraction. By examining how the different levels of abstraction relate to one another, the text helps students look at computer systems and their components as a unified concept. The new Fourth Edition is based on the Pep/8 assembler and simulator, which was designed to teach the basics of the classic von Neumann machine. Pep/8 now includes a new symbolic trace feature that displays global variables and the run-time stack in real time as the student single steps through the program. Throughout the text Warford emphasizes the importance of mastering fundamental computer concepts, which provides a basis for understanding both current and future technology, while also stressing the importance of keen problem solving skills. Computer Systems, Fourth Edition covers all of the core topics in the Architecture and Organization category of the ACM-IEEE Curriculum 2001 Guidelines for Computer Science.

Research methods : a process of inquiry, 7th ed.

Authors Anthony M. Graziano, Michael L. Raulin
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Allyn and Bacon / Pearson Education

This text emphasizes research concepts, as well as specific, technical research strategies, to help students develop an understanding of the underlying rational-empirical processes of science and to gain specific research skills. It provides clearly written explanations of concepts and numerous examples drawn from all areas of psychology to enable students to develop sophisticated understanding of the research process.

Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

Author Kathleen R. Allen
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

For science and engineering students at both the graduate and undergraduate level who are considering entrepreneurship as a career path. Essential business lessons for turning today’s scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs in new technology companies. In today’s global and interconnected world, students with a science or engineering background have ample opportunity to mesh their technical know-how with the free market. Yet, these same students lack the basic business skills to make competent business decisions. This book seeks to make students’ first experience with entrepreneurship interesting and useful.

Developing virtual reality applications : foundations of effective design

Author Alan B. Craig, et al.
Place of Publication Burlington, Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

From best-selling VR guru Bill Sherman comes “Developing Virtual Reality Applications” – a comprehensive compendium that examines over 50 unique and foundational VR applications in Business, Science, Medicine, Education, Spatial Studies, Public Safety, and Entertainment industries. Each chapter contains one or more key applications that are explored in depth, as well as examples of these applications in their most recent form and the most current research being conducted. The book also cross-references techniques between different application areas, synthesizing the data into a coherent whole that describes overall VR trends and fundamental best practices. Such synergy gives you a hands-on guide for developing your own applications, and provides an enhanced, longitudinal view of VR development. By promoting mobility across disciplines, this book becomes an indispensable one-stop reference for anyone working in this burgeoning field. It presents a wide variety of detailed application descriptions across all areas of industry, providing you with practical ideas for VR development in any area of interest! It cross references development techniques between different application areas, supplying you with fundamental best practices across disciplines! It includes an online and media-rich companion site with hours of footage from application demonstrations, which puts you in the middle of the action!

Electronic design automation : synthesis, verification, and test

Editor Laung-Terng Wang, et al.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

This book provides broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire EDA flow. EDA/VLSI practitioners and researchers in need of fluency in an “adjacent” field will find this an invaluable reference to the basic EDA concepts, principles, data structures, algorithms, and architectures for the design, verification, and test of VLSI circuits. Anyone who needs to learn the concepts, principles, data structures, algorithms, and architectures of the EDA flow will benefit from this book.

Game on! : gaming at the library

Author Beth Gallaway
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Neal-Schuman Publishers

“Game On!” has all of the answers and approaches you need to make effective, successful choices about video gaming in your library. Topics included are: video game basics – history, formats, and genres; benefits (developmental assets/technological skill/educational value) and controversies (ratings/graphics/content); selection, collection, and circulation of titles; equipment and vendors; programming ideas; policy and management; storage, display, and marketing; and more. Gallaway includes a core collection of games and systems that will appeal to users of all ages. Forms, bibliographies, and a gamer’s glossary will get you gaming like a pro in no time.

Information architecture : blueprints for the Web, 2nd ed.

Author Christina Wodtke and Austin Govella
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher New Riders

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web introduces the core concepts of information architecture: organizing web site content so that it can be found, designing web site interaction so that it’s pleasant to use, and creating an interface that is easy to understand. This book will help designers, project managers, programmers, and other information architecture practitioners avoid the costly mistakes of the past by teaching the skills of information architecture swiftly and clearly.

Op amps for everyone,3rd ed.

Editors Ron Mancini and Bruce Carter
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes

Op amps for everyone,3rd ed,c2009. (image and text from Alibris)

The op amp IC has become the universal analog IC because it can perform all analog tasks. “Op Amps for Everyone” provides the theoretical tools and practical know-how to get the most from these versatile devices. This new edition substantially updates coverage for low-speed and high-speed applications, and provides step by step walkthroughs for design and selection of op amps and circuits.Modular organization allows readers, based on their own background and level of experience, to start at any chapter. This book is written by experts at Texas Instruments and based on real op amps and circuit designs from TI. It features large number of new cases for single supply op amp design techniques, including use of web-based design tool. It offers complete design walk-through for low-speed precision op amp selection and circuit design. It includes updates, including new techniques, for design for high-speed, low distortion applications. It offers an extensive new material on filters and filter design, including high-speed filtering for video and data.

Image engineering: processing, analysis, and understanding

Author Yu-Jin Zhang
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia

One of the fastest growing disciplines, Image Engineering is a broad subject encompassing computer science, electrical and electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, physiology, and psychology. This comprehensive book attempts to introduce the basic concepts, theories, methodologies, and techniques of image engineering. At the same time, it also furnishes a wide-ranging survey of up-to-date topics and state-of-the-art methods in image engineering.

3D computer game programming,3rd ed.

Authors Edmond C. Prakash, H.S. Seah and H.N. Pham
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Education

Computer game technologies are evolving at a rapid pace and it is a challenge for developers especially computer engineers to find innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness, realism and speed in modern games. The goal of this book is to enlighten, motivate and propel every computer engineer into the fascinating world of games programming and dynamic visual computing. The content of this book is mostly derived from material presented during the final year undergraduate course in Computer Game Programming delivered at the School of Computer Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In this third edition, practices are added to complement the lecture materials presented.

Embedded systems and software validation

Author Abhik Roychoudhury
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Modern embedded systems require high performance, low cost and low power consumption. Such systems typically consist of a heterogeneous collection of processors, specialized memory subsystems, and partially programmable or fixed-function components. This heterogeneity, coupled with issues such as hardware/software partitioning, mapping, scheduling, etc., leads to a large number of design possibilities, making performance debugging and validation of such systems a difficult problem. Embedded systems are used to control safety critical applications such as flight control, automotive electronics and healthcare monitoring. Clearly, developing reliable software/systems for such applications is of utmost importance. This book describes a host of debugging and verification methods which can help to achieve this goal. It covers the major abstraction levels of embedded systems design, starting from software analysis and micro-architectural modeling, to modeling of resource sharing and communication at the system level. This book: integrates formal techniques of validation for hardware/software with debugging and validation of embedded system design flows; and, includes practical case studies to answer the questions.

The top ten algorithms in data mining

Editors Xindong Wu, Vipin Kumar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

From classification and clustering to statistical learning, association analysis, and link mining, this book covers the most important topics in data mining research. It presents the ten most influential algorithms used in the data mining community today. Each chapter provides a detailed description of the algorithm, a discussion of available software implementation, advanced topics, and exercises. With a simple data set, examples illustrate how each algorithm works and highlight the overall performance of each algorithm in a real-world application. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, this reference is useful for both professionals and students.

Bioinformatics: a Computing Perspective

Authors Shuba Gopal, A. Haake, R.P. Jones, P. Tymann
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This book is written by a very experienced author team representing the many areas out of which the new discipline of Bioinformatics is emerging. Their common sense approach and carefully detailed presentation have positioned “Bioinformatics” a computing perspective on the front lines for defining how the college Bioinformatics course will ultimately be taught. A computing approach is to make students conversant with key concepts in the biological sciences and knowledgeable about current iconoclastic tools and approaches. It successfully ties interesting computational challenges to relevant biological phenomenon, avoiding the “bioinformatics” vs. “computational” debate that tends to confuse students rather than interest and instruct them.

Geographic information systems in water resources engineering

Author Lynn E. Johnson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

“GIS in Water Resource Engineering” presents a review of the concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. After a summary review of analysis and database functions, the book addresses concepts and applications in the following areas: Surface Water Hydrology; Groundwater Hydrology; Water Supply and Irrigation systems; Wastewater and Storm water Systems; Floodplain Management; Water Quality; Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting; and, River Basin Planning and Management.The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The author first introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. The second portion of the book focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS. The profound impact of GIS systems on water resources engineering continues to grow. “GIS in Water Resource Engineering” arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructure.

Operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits

Author K. Lal Kishore
Place of Publication Delhi, India
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Education

Operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits,c2008. (image and text from Pearson India

A book for a complete course on Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits. The book scores with a detailed treatment of design of circuits using Op Amps and its practical applications in industry.

Data structures using C : 1000 problems and solutions

Author Sudipta Mukherjee
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Tata Mcgraw-Hill

Data is the blood of any application that we develop. Data Structure is like the viscera that pump and caries that blood. In other words, Data Structure is the heart of any application we design. Selection of a data structure can drastically enhance the performance of the system. It is with this approach that this text aims to cover data structures. This book not only tests the basic concepts of Data Structures but also delves deep into explaining new emerging data structures like Saguaro Stack and emulation of DNA reactions.

A handbook for media librarians

Editor Katharine Schopflin
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Facet Publishing

This practical handbook, the only one of its kind, explores the issues of central importance facing media librarians, archivists, cataloguers and researchers in their working lives. With chapters contributed by frontline practitioners who have experienced the problems for themselves, it covers: media libraries in the 21st century; managing intranets; picture libraries and librarianship; cataloguing television programmes; managing online subscriptions; legal issues for news databases and archives; regional libraries: a survivor’s guide; and, swimming upstream in a media library.Media librarians often have little time for professional development activities. Questions like ‘What resource should I buy?’, ‘Shall I let this user borrow this item?’, ‘Is it ethical for me to answer that question?’ and ‘How can I describe this footage?’ set policy and precedent every day. This book condenses and synthesises this invaluable knowledge to equip media librarians to face the challenges of today’s information world. It will also be essential reading for students of librarianship and information studies, and on other media-related courses.

Radio frequency integrated circuits and technologies

Author Frank Ellinger
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

Radio frequency integrated circuits and technologies,c2007. (image and text from Alibris)

The striking feature of “Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Technologies” is its coverage of the upper GHz domain. It deals with design, optimisation and modelling of high-speed circuits on advanced technologies and addresses the latest silicon based technologies such as aggressively scaled CMOS, HBT BiCMOS, silicon on insulator (SOI), strained silicon, double gate field effect transistors, low-k, MEMS, etc. as well as the corresponding enhancements in terms of circuit and system design. In addition to existing communication standards, novel standards such as ultra-wideband (UWB) and millimetre wave WLAN are discussed, which require enhanced circuit system topologies and components. Among these novel ICs are e.g. multi-band circuits, pulse generators and bulk acoustic wave filters. Design examples are provided including cookbook-like optimization strategies. The circuits represent the state-of-the-art making the book very valuable for researchers as well as for engineers in industry. Furthermore, the proposed book serves as fruitful basis for lectures in the area of IC design.

Cognitive radio, software defined radio, and adaptive wireless systems

Editor Hèuseyin Arslan
Place of Publication Dordrecht
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

This book is aimed to discuss the cognitive radio, software defined radio (SDR), and adaptive radio concepts from several aspects. Cognitive radio and cognitive networks will be investigated from a broad aspect of wireless communication system enhancement while giving special emphasis on better spectrum utilization. Applications of cognitive radio, SDR and cognitive radio architectures, spectrum efficiency and soft spectrum usage, adaptive wireless system design, measurements and awareness of various parameters including interference temperature and geo-location information are some the important topics that will be covered in this book. This text is intended to be both an introductory technology survey/tutorial for beginners and an advanced mathematical overview intended for technical professionals in the communications industry, technical managers, and researchers in both academia and industry.

Electrical principles and practices, 3rd ed.

Authors Glen A. Mazur, Peter A. Zurlis
Place of Publication Homewood, Illinois
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher American Technical Publishers

Electrical Principles and Practices is an introduction to electrical and electronic principles and practices and their uses in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. This new edition has been reorganized to provide coverage of key electrical concepts at the beginning of the text. Other chapters have been expanded to include greater coverage on personal protective equipment, NFPA 70E, basic first aid, test instruments, printreading, and programmable logic relays.

Design and optimization of passive UHF RFID systems

Author Jari-Pascal Curty, [et al.]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

“In this agile book of just 148 pages, the reader is introduced to the design of a passive RFID system operating in the UHF band. … The book is a useful tool for the RFID UHF system designer, and can also be a valuable guide for the newcomer interested in understanding the multifaceted issues involved in the development of RFID and of its specifications.” (S. Donati and T. Tambosso, Optics and Photonics News, July/August, 2007).

The game design reader : a rules of play anthology

Editors Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman
Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher MIT Press

The Game Design Reader is a one-of-a-kind collection on game design and criticism, from classic scholarly essays to cutting-edge case studies. A companion work to Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman’s textbook Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals, The Game Design Reader is a classroom sourcebook, a reference for working game developers, and a great read for game fans and players.

The book is organized around fourteen topics, from The Player Experience to The Game Design Process, from Games and Narrative to Cultural Representation. Each topic, introduced with a short essay by Salen and Zimmerman, covers ideas and research fundamental to the study of games, and points to relevant texts within the Reader. Visual essays between book sections act as counterpoint to the writings.

Mechanical design of microresonators : modeling and applications

Author Nicolae Lobontiu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Mc-Graw Hill

A rigorous approach that employs structural/ mechanical design principles to solve the reliability problems in Microresonators. Resonators act as a frequency reference or to filter specific frequencies. Used in such products as cell phones or computers, resonators will allow the user to take advantage of high bandwidths to process and send greater amounts of data. When used in medical devises such as MRIs they can detect microorganisms and biological molecules. The dilemma that Researcher face when building these micro resonators is that the smaller a resonator gets the less reliable it becomes. Based on his research at Cornell University, the author employs current modeling and fabrication technologies to bring a solution to this seemingly insurmountable problem one step closer.

How computer games help children learn

Author David Williamson Shaffer
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book looks at how particular video and computer games–such as Digital Zoo, The Pandora Project, SodaConstructor, and more–can help teach our children and students to think like doctors, lawyers, engineers, urban planners, journalists, and other professionals. In the process, new “smart games” will give them the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

A Baker’s dozen : real analog solutions for digital designers

Author Bonnie Baker
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Newnes

This book has been written to help digital engineers who need a few basic analog tools in their toolbox. For practicing digital engineers, students, educators and hands-on managers who are looking for the analog foundation they need to handle their daily engineering problems, this will serve as a valuable reference to the nuts-and-bolts of system analog design in a digital world. This book is a hands-on designer’s guide to the most important topics in analog electronics – such as Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog conversion, operational amplifiers, filters, and integrating analog and digital systems. The presentation is tailored for engineers who are primarily experienced and/or educated in digital circuit design. This book will teach such readers how to ‘think analog’ when it is the best solution to their problem. Special attention is also given to fundamental topics, such as noise and how to use analog test and measurement equipment, that are often ignored in other analog titles aimed at professional engineers. The book features extensive use of case-histories and real design examples, and offers digital designers the right analog ‘tool’ for the job at hand. Its conversational, annecdotal ‘tone’ is very easily accessible by students and practitioners alike.

The elements of C++ style

Authors Trevor Misfeldt, G. Bumgardner, A. Gray
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The Elements of C++ Style is for all C++ practitioners, especially for those working in teams where consistency is critical. Just as Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style provides rules of usage for writing in the English language, this text furnishes a set of rules for writing in C++. The authors offer a collection of standards and guidelines for creating solid C++ code that will be easy to understand, enhance and maintain. The book provides conventions for: formatting, naming, documentation, programming, and packaging for the latest ANSI standard of C++, and also includes discussion of advanced topics such as templates.

Elements of queueing theory : palm-martingale calculus and stochastic recurrences, 2nd ed.

Authors François Baccelli,Pierre Brémaud
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Springer

The Palm theory and the Loynes theory of stationary systems are the two pillars of the modern approach to queuing. This book, presenting the mathematical foundations of the theory of stationary queuing systems, contains a thorough treatment of both of these. This approach helps to clarify the picture, in that it separates the task of obtaining the key system formulas from that of proving convergence to a stationary state and computing its law. The theory is constantly illustrated by classical results and models: Pollaczek-Khintchin and Tacacs formulas, Jackson and Gordon-Newell networks, multi server queues, blocking queues, loss systems etc., but it also contains recent and significant examples, where the tools developed turn out to be indispensable. Several other mathematical tools which are useful within this approach are also presented, such as the martingale calculus for point processes, or stochastic ordering for stationary recurrences. This thoroughly revised second edition contains substantial additions – in particular, exercises and their solutions – rendering this now classic reference suitable for use as a textbook.

Jul 12

The UP College of Engineering Library II will host a Photo and Video Workshop on July 26 (Monday) and 27 (Tuesday), 2010, from 1-5 in the afternoon, at the Learning Commons. The workshops will center on the use of Apple’s iLife and Aperture 3 applications, and will be led by Australian photographer Gunther Deichmann, an Apple Certified Pro Trainer for Aperture. A competition will immediately follow each workshop. Exciting prizes will be awarded to winners. The event is made possible through partnerships with Power Mac Center and the UP Future Library and Information Professionals of the Philippines (UP FLIPP).

The workshop and competition is open to all UP students, faculty, and staff who are photo and video enthusiasts. Interested parties are enjoined to register early to avail of the free, but limited slots. To register, please go here. For inquiries, please contact the UP College of Engineering Library II at 981-8500 loc. 3251, 3252 or 434-8638. E-mail may also be sent at library@engglib2.upd.edu.ph.

Jul 5

NEW RESERVE BOOK

Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics With Matlab, 3rd ed.

Author Matthew N.O. Sadiku
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

“Continuing in the bestselling tradition of the first edition, this edition demonstrates how to pose, numerically analyze, and solve electromagnetic problems (EM). Significant updates include the transition of all FORTRAN code into the more widely used MATLAB® format as well as improvements made to the standard algorithm for the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method and the treatment of absorbing boundary conditions in FDTD, the finite element method, and the transmission-line-matrix method. In addition to updated examples and new homework problems throughout, the second edition adds a chapter on the method of lines. An appendix covers use of MATLAB code”

NEW REFERENCE BOOKS

Instrumentation Reference Book

Editor Walt Boyes
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/ Elsevier

“Instrumentation embraces the equipment and systems used to detect, track and store data related to physical, chemical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials, systems and operations. While traditionally a key area within mechanical and industrial engineering, it also has a strong presence in electrical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, biomedical and aerospace engineering. The discipline of Instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the inter-connectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and infrastructure construction has been improved dramatically. And now with remote wireless instrumentation, heretofore inaccessible or widely dispersed operations and procedures can be automatically monitored and controlled. The new 4th edition of this already well-established reference work, will reflect these dramatic changes with improved and expanded coverage of the both the traditional domains of instrumentation as well as the cutting edge areas of digital integration of complex sensor/control systems. Thoroughly revised, with up-to-date coverage of wireless sensors and systems, as well as nanotechnologies role in the evolution of sensor technology. It includes latest information on new sensor equipment, new measurement standards, and new software for embedded control systems, networking and automated control. It includes three entirely new sections on Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements; Manufacturing Execution Systems; and Automation Knowledge Base. It offers up-dated and expanded references and critical standards.”

Handbook of algorithms for physical design automation

Editors Charles J. Alpert, Dinesh P. Mehta, Sachin S. Sapatnekar
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

“Handbook of Algorithms for Physical Design Automation” provides a detailed overview of VLSI physical design automation, with a particular emphasis on state-of-the-art techniques, trends, and improvement that have emerged over the last decade. After a brief introduction to the modern physical design problem, basic algorithmic techniques, and partitioning, this book discusses significant advances in floorplanning representations and describes recent formulations of the floorplanning problem. The text also addresses issues of placement, net layout and optimization, routing multiple signal nets, manufacturability, physical synthesis, special nets, and designing for specialized technologies.”

Efficient electrical systems design handbook

Authors Albert Thumann and Harry Franz
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Florida
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Now professionals can achieve optimum performance and efficiency in the design of electric systems for virtually any size or type of building or industrial facility utilizing the state-of-the-art methodologies detailed in this comprehensive handbook.
Step-by-step guidelines are given for each phase of design, covering equipment selection, power distribution system analysis, conduit and conductor sizing, lighting system design, control systems, electronic instrumentation, protective relaying, energy management systems, power quality, variable speed drives, motor selection, and more.

The latest codes (NEC 2008) as well as currently available equipment are referenced. Numerous examples and simulation exercises are included, along with detailed design examples. Fully illustrated with many useful diagrams and tables, this book is a practical guide for electrical engineers, plant and facility engineers, and other professionals responsible for implementing or overseeing the design of facility electrical systems.

The complete RFID handbook : a manual and DVD for assessing, implementing, and managing radio frequency identification technologies in libraries

Author Diana Marie Ward
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Neal-Schuman Publishers

This work offers everything you need to help make the big RFID decision. To RFID – Radio Frequency IDentification – or not to RFID is one of the hottest debates in libraries today. This practical and straight-forward manual lays out all the information you need to make a decision about whether or not RFID belongs in your library – and how to select a vendor and implement the technology if the answer is yes. Diane Marie Ward, one of the nation’s foremost experts in this area, shows you how to: develop a plan for specific types of libraries (public, academic, special, government, and more); solicit a request for proposal; work with vendors; implement and maintain your system; assure patron privacy; market new services; educate staff and patrons; and, assess the success of your program. This easy-to-understand manual includes detailed information on both equipment (tags, readers, security gates, networks) and uses (inventory, self-check in and out, material handling and sorting, security). The companion DVD demonstrates the technology’s use in libraries that have already implemented it and can be used for both presentations to decision making boards and committees as well as a staff training tool.

Encyclopedia of computer science and technology, Rev.ed.

Author Harry Henderson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Facts On File

Computers play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. With more than 150 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, “Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition” provides a detailed examination of this fascinating field for students and general readers alike. This necessary update boasts more than 50 – per cent new material – a total of more than 550 updated entries, nearly 200 new to this edition, that reflect current information. Helpful appendixes include a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for some important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are now covered, as well as many new biographies. Further reading sections have been revised and expanded with the latest resources.

Sensors handbook, 2nd ed.

Author Sabrie Soloman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Complete, State-of-the-Art Coverage of Sensor Technologies and Applications Fully revised with the latest breakthroughs in integrated sensors and control systems, Sensors Handbook, Second Edition provides all of the information needed to select the optimum sensor for any type of application, including engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, medical, military, agricultural, geographical, and environmental implementations. This definitive volume discusses a wide array of sensors, including MEMS, nano, microfabricated, CMOS, smart, NIR, SpectRx(tm), remote-sensing, fiber-optic, light, ceramic, and silicon sensors. Several in-depth application examples from a variety of industries are included. The comprehensive details in this authoritative resource enable you to accurately verify the specifications for any required component. This is the most through, up-to-date reference on sensing technologies available.

Jul 2

GAME PRO – July 2010

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MSDN – May 2010

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MSDN Magazine, May 2010

NEWSWEEK – June 7, 2010

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Is this the future? : American power and its limits


NEWSWEEK – June 14, 2010

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How Thailand blew it


NEWSWEEK – June 21, 2010

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A new language for a new world


NEWSWEEK – June 28 and July 5, 2010 (Double issue)

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The post China world: how history’s greatest economic boom will end


PC WORLD – May 2010

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PC WORLD – June 2010

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The arrival of cheap smartphones


Tech Directions – May 2010

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Hovercraft project gives learning a lift


TIME MAGAZINE – June 7, 2010

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(Why being Pope means never having to say you’re sorry) The Trial of Benedict XVI


TIME MAGAZINE – June 14-21, 2010

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(The global game) World Cup 2010


TIME MAGAZINE – June 28, 2010

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(The Fight against malaria) Battling a scourge


TIME MAGAZINE – June 7, 2010

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(Seeking refuge) Living in limbo: The asylum problem