Jun 30

In celebration of the School of Library and Information Studies’ 50th Anniversary, the UP Main Library will give a 1-day amnesty for unreturned overdue books on 01 July 2011, Friday. The amnesty is applicable to books borrowed in Main Library sections and all Diliman Unit libraries. For lost books, fines will be waived only if the lost material is replaced in accordance with library guidelines.

To view the official memo of University Librarian Prof. Arlante, please click here.
 

Jun 16

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by EEEI Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas

Ubiquitous Positioning
(EEE 198)

Author Robin Mannings
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Artech House

This groundbreaking resource introduces practitioners to the emerging field of Ubiquitous Positioning – positioning systems that identify the location and position of people, vehicles and objects in time and space in the digitised networked economy. The future and growth of ubiquitous computing will be fueled by the convergence of many other areas of technology, from mobile telematics, Internet technology, and location systems, to sensing systems, geographic information systems, and the semantic web. This first-of-its-kind, forward-looking volume, which explores ubiquitous computing from a convergence perspective, offering a road map to this burgeoning field.
 
 
Hello, Android : introducing Google’s mobile development platform
(EEE 198)

Author Ed Burnette
Place of Publication Raleigh, N.C.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pragmatic Bookshelf

Android is a new software toolkit for mobile phones, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. In a few years, it’s expected to be found inside millions of cell phones and other mobile devices, making Android a major platform for application developers. That could be your own program running on all those devices. Getting started developing with Android is easy. You don’t even need access to an Android phone, just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and the phone emulator that comes with it.Within minutes, “Hello, Android” will get you creating your first working application: Android’s version of ‘Hello, World’. From there, you’ll build up a more substantial example: an Android Sudoku game. By gradually adding features to the game throughout the course of the book, you’ll learn about many aspects of Android programming including user interfaces, multimedia, and the Android life cycle. If you’re a busy developer who’d rather be coding than reading about coding, this book is for you.
 
 
Android : a programmer’s guide
(EEE 198)

Author Robin Mannings
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Artech House

Android: A Programmer’s Guide shows you, step-by-step, how to download and set up all of the necessary tools, build and tune dynamic Android programs, and debug your results. Discover how to provide web and chat functions, interact with the phone dialer and GPS devices, and access the latest Google services. You’ll also learn how to create custom Content Providers and database-enable your applications using SQLite. Install and configure Java, Eclipse, and Android plugin; Create Android projects from the Eclipse UI or command line Integrate web content, images, galleries, and sounds; Deploy menus, progress bars, and auto-complete functions; Trigger actions using Android Intents, Filters, and Receivers Implement GPS, Google Maps, Google Earth, and GTalk; Build interactive SQLite databases, calendars, and notepads; Test applications using the Android Emulator and Debug Bridge.
 
 
Instrumentation

Authors Center for the Advancement of Process Technology
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

Process Technology Instrumentation is a 24 chapter, two-semester textbook, intended for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities and corporate settings in which process instrumentation is taught. Process Technology Instrumentation is designed to teach students about various instrumentations used in the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, control loops, symbology, troubleshooting and safety systems. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. Students will find this textbook to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career. The Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) currently offers several instructor manuals and student workbooks for their books.
 
 
Electronics fundamentals : circuits, devices, and applications, 8th ed.

Authors Thomas L. Floyd, David M. Buchla
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

This renowned book offers a comprehensive yet practical exploration of basic electrical and electronic concepts, hands-on applications, and troubleshooting. Written in a clear and accessible narrative, the Seventh Edition focuses on fundamental principles and their applications to solving real circuit analysis problems, and devotes six chapters to examining electronic devices. This is a perfect reference for professionals with a career in electronics, engineering, technical sales, field service, industrial manufacturing, service shop repair, and/or technical writing
 
 
Feedback control of dynamic systems, 6th ed.

Authors Gene F. Franklin, J. D. Powell, A. Emami-Naeini
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson

For senior-level or first-year graduate-level courses in control analysis and design, and related courses within engineering, science, and management. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Sixth Edition is perfect for practicing control engineers who wish to maintain their skills. This revision of a top-selling textbook on feedback control with the associated web site, FPE6e.com, provides greater instructor flexibility and student readability. Chapter 4 on A First Analysis of Feedback has been substantially rewritten to present the material in a more logical and effective manner. A new case study on biological control introduces an important new area to the students, and each chapter now includes a historical perspective to illustrate the origins of the field. As in earlier editions, the book has been updated so that solutions are based on the latest versions of MATLAB and SIMULINK. Finally, some of the more exotic topics have been moved to the web site.
 
 
Electric circuits fundamentals, 8th ed.

Author Thomas L. Floyd
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

The 8th edition of this acclaimed book provides practical coverage of electric circuits. Well-illustrated and clearly written, the book contains a design and page layout that enhances visual interest and ease of use. This is a perfect reference for professionals with a career in electronics, engineering, technical sales, field service, industrial manufacturing, service shop repair, and/or technical writing.
 
 
Designing embedded hardware , 2nd ed.
(CoE 115, ECE 117)

Authors John Catsoulis
Place of Publication California
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher O’Reilly

The second edition of Designing Embedded Hardware has been updated to include information on the latest generation of processors and microcontrollers, including the new MAXQ processor. If you’re new to this and don’t know what a MAXQ is, don’t worry–the book spells out the basics of embedded design for beginners while providing material useful for advanced systems designers. Designing Embedded Hardware steers a course between those books dedicated to writing code for particular microprocessors, and those that stress the philosophy of embedded system design without providing any practical information. Having designed 40 embedded computer systems of his own, author John Catsoulis brings a wealth of real-world experience to show readers how to design and create entirely new embedded devices and computerized gadgets, as well as how to customize and extend off-the-shelf systems. Loaded with real examples, this book also provides a roadmap to the pitfalls and traps to avoid. Designing Embedded Hardware includes: * The theory and practice of embedded systems * Understanding schematics and data sheets * Powering an embedded system * Producing and debugging an embedded system * Processors such as the PIC, Atmel AVR, and Motorola 68000-series * Digital Signal Processing (DSP) architectures * Protocols (SPI and I2C) used to add peripherals * RS-232C, RS-422, infrared communication, and USB * CAN and Ethernet networking * Pulse Width Monitoring and motor control. If you want to build your own embedded system, or tweak an existing one, this invaluable book gives you the understanding and practical skills you need.
 
 
Programming massively parallel processors: a hands-on approach
(EE 300)

Authors David B. Kirk, Wen-mei W. Hwu
Place of Publication Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Artech House

Multi-core processors are no longer the future of computing – they are the present day reality. A typical mass-produced CPU features multiple processor cores, while a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) may have hundreds or even thousands of cores. With the rise of multi-core architectures has come the need to teach advanced programmers a new and essential skill: how to program massively parallel processors. “Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach” shows both student and professional alike the basic concepts of parallel programming and GPU architecture. Various techniques for constructing parallel programs are explored in detail. Case studies demonstrate the development process, which begins with computational thinking and ends with effective and efficient parallel programs. This title teaches computational thinking and problem-solving techniques that facilitate high-performance parallel computing. It utilizes CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture), NVIDIA’s software development tool created specifically for massively parallel environments. It shows you how to achieve both high-performance and high-reliability using the CUDA programming model as well as OpenCL.
 
 
MSP430 microcontroller basics
(CoE 115, ECE 117)

Authors John H. Davies
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

The MSP430 is a simple 16-bit microcontroller with a compact and economical CPU containing only 27 instructions and 16 registers. It offers other advantages which make it suitable for low power applications: a rich variety of peripherals for analog input and output; rapid processing wake up time; the treatment of data and address on equal footing. Introduction to the MSP430 combines a tutorial approach with a description of the CPU and main peripherals. The tutorial builds from a basic program for lighting LEDs to the use of a timer. It uses the C programming language from the start but programs are also developed in assembly language to show how a program interacts with the hardware.To demonstrate the special features of the MSP430 full coverage is given to the instruction set, sigma-delta analog-digital converters and timers. Finally, the book gives an introduction to the MSP430 which extends the architecture to address more memory and which provides a bridge to the ARM 7 processor.
 
 

Jun 15

June 20, Monday, will be a non-working holiday, in commemoration of the 150th birthday of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, as per Proclamation No. 154, s, 2011, as requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

Source URL:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/10/11/palace-clarifies-june-holidays

Jun 15

Time – May 20, 2011

Cover feature :
Special Report: The End of Bin Laden


 
 
Time – May 23, 2011Cover feature :
Why the U.S. Is Stuck with Pakistan


 
 
Time – June 6, 2011

Cover feature :
The Optimism Bias


 
 
Time – June 13, 2011

Cover feature :
Killing Fields: Africa’s Rhinos Under Threat


 
 
Newsweek – May 18, 2011

Cover feature :
Mission accomplished: But are we any safer?


 
 
Newsweek – May 23 and 30, 2011

Cover feature :
Not so lonely planet


 
 
Newsweek – June 6, 2011

Cover feature :
Weather panic: This is the new normal (And we’re hopelessly unprepared)


 
 
Newsweek – June 13, 2011

Cover feature :
Barca! The best football team ever?


 
 
Linux Journal – June 2011

Cover feature :
Embedded Linux: Interview with Hexapod developer Matt Bunting


 
 
MacLife – June 2011

Cover feature :
20 Killer Mac apps under 20$ : Powerful. Surprising. Awesome.


 
 
National Geographic – June 2011

Cover feature :
The birth of religion: The world’s first temple


 
 
 
*Back Issues

MSDN – February 2011

Features on :
Dynamic Programming


 
 
MSDN – March 2011

Features on :
Process and Data Integration


 
 
National Geographic – May 2011

Cover feature :
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef


 
 
PC World – April-May 2011

Cover feature :
Just Shoot Me


 
 

Jun 14

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by Prof. Joy Alinda Reyes-Madamba

Exploring engineering : an introduction to engineering and design, 2nd ed.

Authors Philip Kosky … [et al.]
Place of Publication Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Winner in its first edition of the Best New Undergraduate Textbook by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers (AAP), Kosky, et al is the first text offering an introduction to the major engineering fields, and the engineering design process, with an interdisciplinary case study approach. It introduces the fundamental physical, chemical and material bases for all engineering work and presents the engineering design process using examples and hands-on projects. Organized in two parts to cover both the concepts and practice of engineering: Part I, Minds On, introduces the fundamental physical, chemical and material bases for all engineering work while Part II, Hands On, provides opportunity to do design projects. An Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix is introduced in Chapter 1 and used throughout the book to pose ethical challenges and explore ethical decision-making in an engineering context. Lists of ‘Top Engineering Achievements’ and ‘Top Engineering Challenges’ help put the material in context and show engineering as a vibrant discipline involved in solving societal problems. New to this edition: additional discussions on what engineers do, and the distinctions between engineers, technicians, and managers (Chapter 1); new coverage of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering helps emphasize the emerging interest in Sustainable Engineering; and, new discussions of Six Sigma in the Design section, and expanded material on writing technical reports. It includes re-organized and updated chapters in Part I to more closely align with specific engineering disciplines new end of chapter exercises throughout the book.
 
 
Design concepts for engineers, 4th ed.

Author Mark N. Horenstein
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

Design Concepts for Engineers, Fourth Edition teaches the principles of design, and how they apply to engineering design projects and future job activities. Updated in response to reviewer feedback, this edition features even more design projects and increased coverage of team skills. This is an ideal design reference for engineering professionals.
 



Fundamentals of logic design, 8th ed.
(with accompanying CD-ROM)

Authors Charles H. Roth, Larry L. Kinney
Place of Publication Mason, OH
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cengage Learning

Updated with modern coverage, a streamlined presentation, and an excellent companion CD, this sixth edition achieves yet again an unmatched balance between theory and application. Authors Charles H. Roth, Jr. and Larry L. Kinney carefully present the theory that is necessary for understanding the fundamental concepts of logic design while not overwhelming students with the mathematics of switching theory. Divided into 20 easy-to-grasp study units, the book covers such fundamental concepts as Boolean algebra, logic gates design, flip-flops, and state machines. By combining flip-flops with networks of logic gates, students will learn to design counters, adders, sequence detectors, and simple digital systems. After covering the basics, this text presents modern design techniques using programmable logic devices and the VHDL hardware description language
 
 

Jun 13

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto Jr.

Analyzing and applying current transformers

Authors Stanley E. Zochol
Place of Publication Washington
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Current transformers (CTs) are used throughout the world as current transducers for protective relays in industrial, commercial, and utlity applications. Standard ratings and application guides deal with the steady-state sine wave behavior of current transformers. Despite the use of recommended rules applied to avoid transient saturation, it always occurs in certain critical relay applications. Analyzing and Applying Current Transfomers is a reference book written for professionals concerned with the application andf operation of CTs used as current transducers for input to protective relays in electrical power systems. This book presents transformer concepts that provide the fundamentals to understand the non-linear characteristics, accuracy ratings, and transient behavior of current transformers.
 




 
Recommended by Prof. Lew Andrew Tria

Electrical load forecasting : modeling and model construction

Author Soliman Abdel-hady Soliman, Ahmad M. Al-Kandari
Place of Publication Massachusetts
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Succinct and understandable, this book is a step-by-step guide to the mathematics and construction of Electrical Load Forecasting models. Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, “Short and Long Term Electrical Load Forecasting” provides a brief discussion of algorithms, their advantages and disadvantages and when they are best utilized. Supported by an online computer program, this book online arrangement allows readers to construct, validate, and run short and long term models. The book begins with a brief discussion algorithm, their advantages and disadvantages and when they are best utilized. This is followed by a clear and rigorous exposition of the statistical techniques and algorithms such as regression, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and expert systems. In this book, readers find reliable and easy-to-use techniques designed to improve their forecasting techniques and construct more accurate models. The book begins with a good description of the basic theory and models needed to truly understand how the models are prepared so that they are not just blindly plugging and chugging numbers. It offers a step-by-step guide to model construction. It helps to construct, verify, and run short and long term models. It also helps to accurately evaluate load shape and pricing, and create regional specific electrical load models.

Introduction to modern power electronics, 2nd ed.

Author Andrzej Trzynadlowski
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

This updated edition of this book provides comprehensive coverage of modern power electronics, addressing all the latest trends and hot-button issues–from PWM rectifiers to renewable energy systems to electromagnetic interference. It features an overview of advanced control methods used in today’s power electronic converters, numerous SPICE files of typical power conversion circuits, and an Instructor’s Manual with solutions to all problems. An extensive body of examples, exercises, computer assignments, and simulations make it highly suitable as a textbook for undergraduate/graduate students of engineering in electrical engineering, industrial engineering or renewable energy, and practicing engineers.

Electric circuits fundamentals, 8th ed.

Author Thomas L. Floyd
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

The 8th edition of this acclaimed book provides practical coverage of electric circuits. Well-illustrated and clearly written, the book contains a design and page layout that enhances visual interest and ease of use. The organization provides a logical flow of subject matter and the pedagogical features assure maximum comprehension. Some key features include: *”Symptom/Cause” problems, and exercises on Multisim circuits. * Key terms glossary–Furnished at the end of each chapter. * Vivid illustrations. * Numerous examples in each chapter–Illustrate major concepts, theorems, and methods. This is a perfect reference for professionals with a career in electronics, engineering, technical sales, field service, industrial manufacturing, service shop repair, and/or technical writing.

Voltage-sourced converters in power systems : modeling, control, and applications

Author Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher IEEE Press/Wiley

This book provides a comprehensive modeling approach, detailed control design methodologies and procedures, and wide coverage of the applications of voltage-sourced power electronic converters in electric power systems. Typical applications include wind power conversion and integration in the utility power system; solar-PV power conversion and integration in electric power systems; and, various types of distributed energy resource integration in electric distribution systems.

Solar cell technology and applications

Author A. R. Jha
Place of Publication Florida
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Presenting a well-balanced mix of theory and applications, “Solar Cell Technology and Applications” addresses critical design aspects representing cutting-edge solar cell technology. It offers those engaged in the design and development of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells complete coverage of the latest advances in the field – including low-cost, high-efficiency elements and the latest approaches in solar cell designs. Using conventional nomenclature, a consistent set of symbols, and identical units for ease of comprehension, this time-saving resource supplies the understanding needed to spark the advancements that will help maximize the economic and environmental benefits of this relatively untapped and abundant renewable energy resource.

Illustrated guide to the National Electrical Code, 4th ed.

Author Charles R. Miller
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Providing a unique approach to learning the Code, the Illustrated Guide to the NEC uses highly detailed, technically accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2008 National Electrical Code. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate comprehension and application of Code requirements for beginning and master electricians alike. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, and then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings, and progressing on to multi-family, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization is not only logical but also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing readers for the real world. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC, whether users need information on a specific area, or need to learn the Code from cover to cover.

Power electronics : advanced conversion technologies

Authors Fang Lin Luo, Hong Ye.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Power Electronics: Advanced Conversion Technologies gives those working in power electronics useful and concise information regarding advanced converters. Offering methods for determining accurate solutions in the design of converters for industrial applications, this book details more than 200 topologies concerning advanced converters that the authors themselves have developed. The text analyzes new converter circuits that have not been widely examined, and it covers the rapid advances in the field, presenting ways to solve and correct the historical problems associated with them. The technology of DC/DC conversion is making rapid progress. It is estimated that more than 600 topologies of DC/DC converters exist, and new ones are being created every year. The authors completed the mammoth task of systematically sorting and categorizing the DC/DC converters into six groups and have made major contributions to voltage-lift and super-lift techniques. Detailing the authors’ work, this book investigates topics including traditional AC/DC diode rectifiers controlled AC/DC rectifiers power factor correction unity power factor techniques pulse-width-modulated DC/AC inverters multilevel DC/AC inverters traditional and improved AC/AC converters converters used in renewable energy source systems With many examples and homework problems to help the reader thoroughly understand design and application of power electronics, this volume can be used both as a textbook for university students studying power electronics and a reference book for practicing engineers.

Power electronics

Author Daniel W. Hart
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

“Power Electronics” is intended to be an introductory text in power electronics, primarily for the undergraduate electrical engineering student. The text is written for some flexibility in the order of the topics. Much of the text includes computer simulation using PSpice as a supplement to analytical circuit solution techniques.
 
 
DC theory, 2nd ed.

Author NJATC
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning


DC Theory, 2E” begins with the fundamentals of electricity and DC circuits, including how properties of materials are categorized within conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. In-depth coverage of Ohm’s law and its relation to voltage, current, resistance, and power are also presented, followed by the theory and practical applications of electrical components connected in series. Coverage then builds on these fundamentals to tackle more complex topics, like DC parallel circuits, DC combination circuits, and magnetism and generators.
 
 




 
Microstrip and printed antennas : new trends, techniques, and applications

Editors
Place of Publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wileyl

This book focuses on new techniques, analysis, applications and future trends of microstrip and printed antenna technologies, with particular emphasis to recent advances from the last decade Attention is given to fundamental concepts and techniques, their practical applications and the future scope of developments. Several topics, essayed as individual chapters include reconfigurable antenna, ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna, reflectarrays, antennas for RFID systems and also those for body area networks. Also included are antennas using metamaterials and defected ground structures (DGSs). Essential aspects including advanced design, analysis and optimization techniques based on the recent developments have also been addressed.

Key Features: * Addresses emerging hot topics of research and applications in microstrip and printed antennas * Considers the fundamental concepts, techniques, applications and future scope of such technologies * Discusses modern applications such as wireless base station to mobile handset, satellite earth station to airborne communication systems, radio frequency identification (RFID) to body area networks, etc. * Contributions from highly regarded experts and pioneers from the US, Europe and Asia This book provides a reference for R&D researchers, professors, practicing engineers, and scientists working in these fields.
 
 

Jun 10

AJI : a web service security framework / A. Aclan, M. Mateo, M. Mendoza. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 A25)

A secure framework for shared online banking accounts / J. Del Mundo, E. Felizmenio, J. Ponferrada. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 D45)

BioLogin : a Java-based module on biometric authentication–an OpenMRS extension / O. Dela Peña, M. San Andres. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 D453)

Real-time audio encryption and processing / N. Baduel, J. Isidro, M. Tablang. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 B33)

UPLoad : virtualization and load balancing for highly-available UP web servers / R. Flores… [et. al]. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 F56)

CrowdMap : trust management for spatiotemporal data / Janelle M. Lagmay, Alvin V. Austria. (LG 993.5 2011 C65 L34)

 
 

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