Feb 25

There will be downtime scheduled for Saturday, 26-February 2011, in support of the new release for SCIVERSE.

The following Elsevier applications listed below will be down starting at 9PM Singapore Time on the 26th. The downtime is expected to have a total duration of 12 hours.

The following ScienceDirect and Scopus applications will be offline:

  • Science Direct
  • SD Alerts
  • Electronic Holdings Report
  • Customer System
  • CSAS
  • Admin Tool
  • Federated Search (FEDSRF)
  • Shibboleth
  • RSS
  • SD IPhone
  • Sushi
  • Scopus
  • Scopus Alerts
  • CTO Batch
  • Scopus API (SCAPI)
  • SCOPUS IPhone

The appropriate downtime messages will be enabled during this time. Any ScienceDirect and Scopus alerts scheduled to be run during this period will be sent after the downtime. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Feb 21

The 25th EDSA Revolution Anniversary on February 25, Friday, is a school holiday as specified in Proclamation No. 84 declaring the regular holidays, special days and, special holiday for all schools for the year 2011. There will be no classes in all levels, but it will be a regular working day for all offices, hence the EnggLib2 will be open.

Feb 15

Linux Journal – February 2011

Cover feature :
The Linux Desktop: What’s new with the GNOME Project and Ubuntu


 
 
MacLife – January 2011

Cover feature :
Apple’s next big thing


 
 
National Geographic -February 2011

Cover feature :
Under Paris


 
 
Newsweek – February 7, 2011

Cover feature :
Egypt


 
 
Newsweek – February 14, 2011

Cover feature :
Demise of the Dictators: the Arab revolution of 2011


 
 
Time – February 7, 2011

Cover feature :
Why Obama love Reagan: And what he’s learned from him


 
 
Time – February 14, 2011

Cover feature :
Time Revolution: And what it means for the Middle East


 
 

Feb 14

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Security awareness : applying practical security in your world, 3rd ed.

Author Mark Ciampa
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cengage Learning

Security Awareness, International Edition is a successful, brief, non-technical introduction to computer security. With computer security concerns reaching into so many aspects of our daily lives, everyone who owns a home computer is at risk. This book covers all of the need-to-know information about staying secure including maintaining a secure environment and how to avoid security attacks. The book also compliments other Information Technology areas such as networking and certifications including CompTIA’s Network+ and Security+ exams.

Text-to-speech synthesis

Author Paul Taylor
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Text-to-Speech Synthesis provides a complete, end-to-end account of the process of generating speech by computer. Giving an in-depth explanation of all aspects of current speech synthesis technology, it assumes no specialised prior knowledge. Introductory chapters on linguistics, phonetics, signal processing and speech signals lay the foundation, with subsequent material explaining how this knowledge is put to use in building practical systems that generate speech. Including coverage of the very latest techniques such as unit selection, hidden Markov model synthesis, and statistical text analysis, explanations of the more traditional techniques such as format synthesis and synthesis by rule are also provided. Weaving together the various strands of this multidisciplinary field, the book is designed for graduate students in electrical engineering, computer science, and linguistics. It is also an ideal reference for practitioners in the fields of human communication interaction and telephony.

Text mining : applications and theory

Editors Michael W. Berry, Jacob Kogan
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher John Wiley

“Text Mining: Applications and Theory” presents the state-of-the-art algorithms for text mining from both the academic and industrial perspectives. The contributors span several countries and scientific domains: universities, industrial corporations, and government laboratories, and demonstrate the use of techniques from machine learning, knowledge discovery, natural language processing and information retrieval to design computational models for automated text analysis and mining. This volume demonstrates how advancements in the fields of applied mathematics, computer science, machine learning, and natural language processing can collectively capture, classify, and interpret words and their contexts. As suggested in the preface, text mining is needed when ‘words are not enough.’ This book: provides state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques for critical tasks in text mining applications, such as clustering, classification, anomaly and trend detection, and stream analysis; presents a survey of text visualization techniques and looks at the multilingual text classification problem; discusses the issue of cybercrime associated with chatrooms; features advances in visual analytics and machine learning along with illustrative examples; and is accompanied by a supporting website featuring datasets. Applied mathematicians, statisticians, practitioners and students in computer science, bioinformatics and engineering will find this book extremely useful.

Geometric algebra : an algebraic system for computer games and animation

Author John Vince
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer

Geometric algebra is still treated as an obscure branch of algebra and most books have been written by competent mathematicians in a very abstract style. This restricts the readership of such books especially by programmers working in computer graphics, who simply want guidance on algorithm design. Geometric algebra provides a unified algebraic system for solving a wide variety of geometric problems. John Vince reveals the beauty of this algebraic framework and communicates to the reader new and unusual mathematical concepts using colour illustrations, tabulations, and easy-to-follow algebraic proofs. The book includes many worked examples to show how the algebra works in practice and is essential reading for anyone involved in designing 3D geometric algorithms.

More iPhone cool projects : cool developers reveal the details of their cooler iPhone apps and discuss their iPad development experiences

Authors Danton Chin [et al.]
Place of Publication Berkeley, California
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Apress

Everyone is developing iPhone applications, and it’s clear why. The iPhone is the coolest mobile device available, and the App Store makes it simple to get an application out into the unstoppable iPhone app market. With hundreds of thousands of app developers entering the game, it’s crucial to learn from those who have actually succeeded. This book shows you how some of the most innovative and creative iPhone application developers have developed cool, best-selling apps. Not only does every successful application have a story, but behind every great app is excellent code. In this book, you’ll see the code and learn how to use it to make your own cool applications. You’ll learn everything from importing 3D art assets into your iPhone game to using Cocos2d for iPhone and iPad. This book shares the secrets of the coolest iPhone apps being built today by the best iPhone developers – invaluable knowledge for anyone who wants to create the app that everyone is talking about.

What you’ll learn:

  • Game development with Unity and iPhone OpenGL
  • Unit testing and iPhone-specific testing tools
  • How to approach and solve complex app development roadblocks
  • The best code fully explained and presented with screenshots

 
 
iPhone user interface design projects

Authors David Barnard, et al.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Apress

With over 100,000 iPhone applications and 125,000 registered iPhone developers, is it still possible to create a top-selling app that stands apart from the six-figure crowd? Of course, but you’ll need more than a great idea and flawless code-an eye-catching and functional user interface design is essential. With this book, you’ll get practical advice on user interface design from 10 innovative developers who, like you, have sat wondering how to best utilize the iPhone’s minimal screen real estate. Their stories illustrate precisely why, with more apps and more experienced, creative developers, no iPhone app can succeed without a great UI. Whatever type of iPhone project you have in mind-social networking app, game, or reference tool-you’ll benefit from the information presented in this book. More than just tips and pointers, you’ll learn from the authors’ hands-on experiences.
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System programming : with C and Unix, Int’l. ed.

Author Adam Hoover
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson Education

Beginning computing students often finish the introduction to programming course without having had exposure to various system tools, without knowing how to optimize program performance and without understanding how programs interact with the larger computer system. Adam Hoover’s System Programming with C and Unix introduces students to commonly used system tools (libraries, debuggers, system calls, shells and scripting languages) and then explains how to utilize these tools to optimize program development. The text also examines lower level data types with an emphasis on memory and understanding how and why different data types are used.
 
 
Applied data mining for business and industry, 2nd ed.

Authors Paolo Giudici, Silvia Figini
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley

The increasing availability of data in our current, information overloaded society has led to the need for valid tools for its modelling and analysis. Data mining and applied statistical methods are the appropriate tools to extract knowledge from such data. This book provides an accessible introduction to data mining methods in a consistent and application oriented statistical framework, using case studies drawn from real industry projects and highlighting the use of data mining methods in a variety of business applications. It introduces data mining methods and applications. It covers classical and Bayesian multivariate statistical methodology as well as machine learning and computational data mining methods. It includes many recent developments such as association and sequence rules, graphical Markov models, lifetime value modelling, credit risk, operational risk and web mining. This book features detailed case studies based on applied projects within industry. It incorporates discussion of data mining software, with case studies analysed using R. It is accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of statistics or data analysis. It includes an extensive bibliography and pointers to further reading within the text. “Applied Data Mining for Business and Industry, 2nd Edition” is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students of data mining, applied statistics, database management, computer science and economics. The case studies will provide guidance to professionals working in industry on projects involving large volumes of data, such as customer relationship management, web design, risk management, marketing, economics and finance.
 
 
Rough fuzzy image analysis : foundations and methodologies

Editors Sankar K. Pal, James F. Peters
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Fuzzy sets, near sets, and rough sets are useful and important stepping stones in a variety of approaches to image analysis. These three types of sets and their various hybridizations provide powerful frameworks for image analysis. Emphasizing the utility of fuzzy, near, and rough sets in image analysis, “Rough Fuzzy Image Analysis: Foundations and Methodologies” introduces the fundamentals and applications in the state of the art of rough fuzzy image analysis. In the first chapter, the distinguished editors explain how fuzzy, near, and rough sets provide the basis for the stages of pictorial pattern recognition: image transformation, feature extraction, and classification. The text then discusses hybrid approaches that combine fuzzy sets and rough sets in image analysis, illustrates how to perform image analysis using only rough sets, and describes tolerance spaces and a perceptual systems approach to image analysis. It also presents a free, downloadable implementation of near sets using the Near Set Evaluation and Recognition (NEAR) system, which visualizes concepts from near set theory. In addition, the book covers an array of applications, particularly in medical imaging involving breast cancer diagnosis, laryngeal pathology diagnosis, and brain MR segmentation. Edited by two leading researchers and with contributions from some of the best in the field, this volume fully reflects the diversity and richness of rough fuzzy image analysis. It deftly examines the underlying set theories as well as the diverse methods and applications.
 
 
Operating system concepts with Java, 8th ed.

Authors Abraham Silberschatz, P. Galvin, G. Gagne
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher John Wiley and Sons

 
 
Membrane computing : an introduction

Author Gheorghe Paăun
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Springer

Like quantum computing or DNA computing, membrane computing is an unconventional model of computation associated with a new computing paradigm. The field of membrane computing was initiated in 1998 by the author of this book; it is a branch of natural computing inspired by the structure and functioning of the living cell and devises distributed parallel computing models in the form of membrane systems, also called P systems. This book is the first monograph surveying the new field in a systematic and coherent way. It presents the central notions and results: the main classes of P systems, the main results about their computational power and efficiency, a complete bibliography, and a series of open problems and research topics. Thus, the book is indispensible reading for anybody interested in molecular computing.
 
 
RFID applied

Authors Jerry Banks, et al.
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley and Sons

Radio frequency identification or RFID is a broad-based technology that impacts business and society. With the rapid expansion of the use of this technology in everything from consumer purchases to security ID tags, to tracking bird migration, there is very little information available in book form that targets the widest range of the potential market. But this book is different! Where most of the books available cover specific technical underpinnings of RFID or specific segments of the market, this co-authored book by both academic and industry professionals, provides a broad background on the technology and the various applications of RFID around the world. Coverage is mainly non-technical, more business related for the broadest user base, however there are sections that step into the technical aspects for advanced, more technical readers.
 
 
Pattern recognition, 4th ed.

Authors Sergios Theodoridis, Konstantinos Koutroumbas
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Elsevier

This book considers classical and current theory and practice, of both supervised and unsupervised pattern recognition, to build a complete background for professionals and students of engineering. The authors, leading experts in the field of pattern recognition, have provided an up-to-date, self-contained volume encapsulating this wide spectrum of information. The very latest methods are incorporated in this edition: semi-supervised learning, combining clustering algorithms, and relevance feedback. This edition includes many more worked examples and diagrams (in two colour) to help give greater understanding of the methods and their application. Computer-based problems will be included with MATLAB code. The accompanying book contains extra worked examples and MATLAB code of all the examples used in this book. This specially priced set includes a copy of “Theodoridis/Koutroumbas, Pattern Recognition 4e” and “Theodoridis/Pikrakis/Koutroumbas/Cavouras, Introduction to Pattern Recognition: A Matlab Approach”. The main text provides breadth and depth of coverage of pattern recognition theory and application, including modern topics like non-linear dimensionality reduction techniques, relevance feedback, semi-supervised learning, spectral clustering, and combining clustering algorithms. Together with worked examples, exercises, and Matlab applications it provides the most comprehensive coverage currently available. The accompanying manual includes MATLAB code of the most common methods and algorithms in the book, together with a descriptive summary and solved problems, and including real-life data sets in imaging and audio recognition.
 
 
Artificial intelligence methods in the environmental sciences

Editors Sue Ellen Haupt, et al.
Place of Publication Dordrecht
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer

How can environmental scientists and engineers use the increasing amount of available data to enhance our understanding of planet Earth, its systems and processes? This book describes various potential approaches based on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, including neural networks, decision trees, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic. Part I contains a series of tutorials describing the methods and the important considerations in applying them. In Part II, many practical examples illustrate the power of these techniques on actual environmental problems. International experts bring to life ways to apply AI to problems in the environmental sciences. While one culture entwines ideas with a thread, another links them with a red line. Thus, a ‘red thread’ ties the book together, weaving a tapestry that pictures the ‘natural’ data-driven AI methods in the light of the more traditional modeling techniques, and demonstrating the power of these data-based methods.
 
 
Software engineering best practices : lessons from successful projects in the top companies

Author Capers Jones
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This title offers proven techniques for software development success. In this practical guide, software-quality guru Capers Jones reveals best practices for ensuring software development success by illustrating the engineering methods used by the most successful large software projects at leading companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Sony, and EDS. “Software Engineering Best Practices” covers estimating and planning; requirements analysis; change control; quality control; progress and cost tracking; and, maintenance and support after delivery. Agile development, extreme programming, joint application design (JAD), six-sigma for software, and other methods are discussed.
 
 
Head first Java, 2nd ed.

Authors Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Place of Publication Sebastopol, California
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher O’Reilly

Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It’s fast, it’s fun, and its effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You’ll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. If you’ve read a Head First book, you know what to expect–a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. You’ll see why people say it’s unlike any other Java book you’ve ever read. By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain–complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer.
 
 
The architecture of computer hardware, system software, and networking an information technology approach, 4th ed.

Author Irv Englander
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

* Reflects the latest technology in the field to provide readers with the most up-to-date resource * Presents examples that cover a broad spectrum of hardware and software systems, from personal computers to mainframes * Places more emphasis on networking to address increased importance of the communications area * Consolidates the coverage of buses into one chapter. * Integrates numerous review questions at the end of each chapter to enhance the reader’s understanding of the material.
 
 
Ethics and technology : controversies, questions, and strategies for ethical computing, 3rd ed.

Author Herman T. Tavani
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.
 
 
Intellectual Property for Integrated Circuits

Authors Kiat Seng Yeo, et al.
Place of Publication Ft. Lauderdale, Forida
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher J. Ross Publishing

This is an essential guide to the fundamentals of Intellectual Property rights for anyone involved in integrated circuit design. Intellectual Property (IP) covers all rights that are generated by creative intellectual effort and can have substantial commercial value. “Intellectual Property for Integrated Circuits” provides expert and practical advice that enables integrated circuit (IC) designers to gain a firm understanding of the numerous forms of intellectual property and their underlying laws and governing principles, allowing them to efficiently protect and exploit their own inventions without having to rely on patent lawyers. Featuring several case studies, and focusing on IC design protection in the US, UK, EU, and Asia Pacific markets, this is an essential resource for anyone involved in integrated circuit design.
 
 
Modern semiconductor devices for integrated circuits

Author Chenming Calvin Hu
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson Education

For courses in semiconductor devices. Prepare your students for the semiconductor device technologies of today and tomorrow. Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits, First Edition introduces students to the world of modern semiconductor devices with an emphasis on integrated circuit applications. Written by an experienced teacher, researcher, and expert in industry practices, this succinct and forward-looking text is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students, and serves as a suitable reference text for practicing engineers.
 
 
Mobile intelligence

Editors Laurence T. Yang, et al.
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

This book focuses on learning patterns and knowledge from data generated by mobile users and mobile technology. It covers research and application issues in applying computational intelligence applications to mobile computing. It delivers benefits to a wide range of applications. It introduces the state of the art of computational intelligence to the mobile paradigm.
 
 
Wireless communication technologies : new multimedia systems

Editors Norihiko Morinaga, et al.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers

“Wireless Communication Technologies: New Multimedia Systems” is based on a selection of the best papers presented at the recent International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC ’99). All of the papers have been extended into full chapters, critiqued, and edited into a unified and structured book. Contributions to this volume are by the leading specialist from their respective fields. The topics represent the newest ideas and research involving wireless multimedia systems and wireless technologies. Part I focuses on key developments and technologies and includes coverage of wireless channel modeling, space-time coding, coding for wireless networks, OFDM, software radio, and spatial and temporal communication theory. Chapters in Part II address many of the new wireless systems currently being standardized; such as, intelligent transport systems, wireless internet, digital TV broadcasting, and IMT-2000. Insights into many of the hot and rapidly developing research topics, such as bluetooth, Mobile IP, GPRS, and others, are discussed. Each chapter includes basic concepts and technical trends in addition to providing extensive technical coverage. Researchers and engineers of wireless communication systems will benefit from insights and results reported in “Wireless Communication Technologies: New Multimedia Systems”. This work may also be suitable for graduate level courses on Wireless Communication Systems, Cellular Communication Systems, and Mobile Communications.
 
 
Insight through computing : a MATLAB introduction to computational science and engineering

Authors Charles F. Van Loan, K.-Y. Daisy Fan
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

This introduction to computer-based problem-solving using the MATLAB(r) environment is highly recommended for students wishing to learn the concepts and develop the programming skills that are fundamental to computational science and engineering (CSE). Through a ‘teaching by examples’ approach, the authors pose strategically chosen problems to help first-time programmers learn these necessary concepts and skills. Each section formulates a problem and then introduces those new MATLAB(r) language features that are necessary to solve it. This approach puts problem-solving and algorithmic thinking first and syntactical details second. Each solution is followed by a ‘talking point’ that concerns some related, larger issue associated with CSE. Collectively, the worked examples, talking points, and 300+ homework problems build intuition for the process of discretization and an appreciation for dimension, inexactitude, visualization, randomness, and complexity. This sets the stage for further coursework in CSE areas.
 
 
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (17th : 2010 : Chicago, Ill.)

Author ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control
Place of Publication Chicago, Illinois
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery

Feb 12

Time – February 21, 2011

Cover feature :
2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

Time – February 14, 2011

Cover feature :
Revolution : And What It Means for the Middle East

Time- January 31, 2011

Cover feature :
The Truth About Tiger Moms

Reader’s Digest – January 2011

Cover feature :
The New Bill Clinton

Reader’s Digest – January 2011

Cover feature :
New Rules for a New You

Scientific American – August 2010

Cover feature :
Secret of Our Success

Manufacturing Engineering – January 2011

Cover feature :
Cutting Tools : Innovations Take the Heat

Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan – January 2011

Featured articles :

  • Microstructural evolution by in-situ TEM observation of oxides
  • Nano /Sub-nano analysis based on high resolution transmission electron microscopy for ceramic materials
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid aerogels with high mechanical properties via organotrialkoxysilane-derived sol-gel process

Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics – February 2011

Featured articles :

  • Simplified analysis of mid-story seismically isolated buildings
  • Probabilistic evaluation of soil-foundation-structure interaction effects on seismic structural response
  • Control of the earthquake and wind dynamic response of steel-framed buildings by using additional braces and/or viscoelastic dampers

Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics – January 2011

Featured articles :

  • Rosenbrock-based algorithms and subcycling strategies for real-time nonlinear substructure testing
  • Seismic behavior of ductile rectangular composite bridge piers
  • Evaluation and suggestions for improvement of seismic design procedures for R/C walls in dual systems

Concrete International January 2011

Cover feature :
Admixtures & Cementitous Materials

Water Science & Technology – Vol. 63, No. 1 2011

Featured articles :

  • Mathematical modeling of aeration efficiency and dissolved oxygen provided by stepped cascade aeration
  • Water reuse for irrigation in Jordan: plant beneficial nutrients, farmers’ awarenes and management starategies
  • Centralized urban stormwater harvesting for potable reuse


Water21 – December 2010

Cover feature :
Water Quality and the Great Barrier Reef

Journal of Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering – Vol. 28, No. 2 2010

Featured articles :

  • 3-D Numerical simulation of flow in curved channel with small width-to-depth ratio for dune developing
  • Safety analysis of evacuation routes considering ederly persons during underground flooding
  • Application of two-stream model to estimate leaf area index in the forest area using terra/aster data in summer and winter


Journal of Quality Technology – Vol. 43, No. 1, January 2011

Featured articles :

  • A Class of three-level designs for definitive screening in the presence of second order effects
  • A Bayesian model to assess a binary measurement system when no gold standard system is available
  • Exchange algorithms for construction model-robust experimental designs


AXIOM Innovations – November 2010

Cover feature :
Pioneering in Dose Reduction


Philippine Engineering Journal Vol XXIX, No. 1 : 2008

Featured articles :

  • Angat reservoir monthly operations using an optimization-simulation model with seasonal auto regressive model to forecast inflows
  • Design-for-comfort and fashion high-heel pump shoes for working women using melded QFD, TRIZ, and value engineering
  • Flood mitigation in Metro Manila



Feb 2

NEW REFERENCE BOOK

The Firmware Handbook

Editor Jack Ganssle
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Newnes

This handbook provides a comprehensive reference for firmware developers looking to increase their skills and productivity. It addresses each critical step of the development process in detail, including how to optimize hardware design for better firmware. Topics covered include real-time issues, interrupts and ISRs, memory management (including Flash memory), handling both digital and analog peripherals, communications interfacing, math subroutines, error handling, design tools, and troubleshooting and debugging. The companion CD-ROM includes all the code used in the design examples and a searchable ebook version of the text. This book is not for the beginner, but rather is an in-depth, comprehensive one-volume reference that addresses all the major issues in firmware design and development, including the pertinent hardware issues. It includes a CD-Rom which contains all the source code used in the design examples, so engineers can easily use it in their own designs.
 
 

NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Operating system concepts with Java, 8th ed.

Authors Abraham Silberschatz, P. Galvin, G. Gagne
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher John Wiley and Sons

The award-winning team of Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Galvin, and Greg Gagne gets system administrators right up to speed on all the key concepts of computer operating systems. This new edition gives them a thorough theoretical foundation that they can apply to a wide variety of systems as they progress to the next level of their computer work. It presents several new Java example programs including features in Java 7. Increased coverage is offered on user perspective, OS design, security, and distributed programming. New exercises are also provided to reinforce the concepts and enable system administrators to design with confidence.
 
 

Management of information security, 3rd ed.

Authors Michael Whitman, Herbert Mattord
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Course Technology Cengage Learning

This title is suitable for Information Security professionals, managers of IT employees, business managers, organizational security officers, network administrators, students or Business and Information Systems, IT, Accounting, Criminal Justice or IS majors.
 
 

Communication systems : an introduction to signals and noise in electrical communication, 5th ed.

Authors A. Bruce Carlson, Paul B. Crilly
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This exciting revision of Communication Systems, a classic text in the communications field, presents an introduction to electrical communication systems, including analysis methods, design principles, and hardware considerations. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect current technology covering both analog and digital communication in this ever-evolving field. Conceptual/descriptive/thought questions have been added throughout the book as well as MATLAB(R) questions and lecture Powerpoint files on the website. The text covers both analog and digital communications. It features worked examples and exercises for students to solve within chapters, helping them to master new concepts as they are introduced.
 
 

Data structures and algorithms in Java, 5th ed. (International student version)

Authors Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia
Place of Publication Hoboken
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

This newest edition examines fundamental data structures by following a consistent object-oriented framework that builds intuition and analysis skills of data structures and algorithms. It presents new figures, simpler language, and more practical motivations from real-world scenarios. It features numerous illustrations, Web-based animations, and simplified mathematical analyses that help readers quickly learn important concepts.
 
 

Artificial Intelligence, 3rd ed.

Authors Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson Education

For one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence. The long-anticipated revision of this best-selling text offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence
 
 

Switching and finite automata theory, 3rd ed.

Authors Zvi Kohavi, Niraj K. Jha
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Understand the structure, behaviour, and limitations of logic machines with this thoroughly updated third edition. Many new topics are included, such as CMOS gates, logic synthesis, logic design for emerging nanotechnologies, digital system testing, and asynchronous circuit design, to bring students up-to-speed with modern developments. The intuitive examples and minimal formalism of the previous edition are retained, giving students a text that is logical and easy to follow, yet rigorous. Kohavi and Jha begin with the basics, and then cover combinational logic design and testing, before moving on to more advanced topics in finite-state machine design and testing. Theory is made easier to understand with 200 illustrative examples, and students can test their understanding with over 350 end-of-chapter review questions.
 
 

Feb 1

Ever wondered why The Learning Commons and the ERG Discussion Rooms are exclusive only for the use of Engineering students and faculty?

Get to know more about the College of Engineering Library by tuning in to DZUP’s LibRadio live episode tomorrow, February 02, 2011 from 12 noon- 1:00 pm. It can be heard over the airwaves via 1602 AM band or online, thru http://isktreaming.upd.edu.ph. Tomorrow’s discussion will cover the growth of the UP Engineering community and how this has affected the library, the library’s services and facilities, The Learning Commons, and many more.

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