Jul 28

Visit the Serials Section at the 1st Floor of Engglib2 to read these exciting new issues!

Time- July 18, 2011
Cover feature :
The Future of Fish


Time- July 25, 2011
Cover feature :
SCANDAL! How a tabloid meltdown threatens Rupert Murdoch and his media empire


Newsweek – July 25, 2011
Cover feature :
NAILED! Is this the end of a media empire?


National Geographic – July 2011
Cover feature :
Searching for the real Cleopatra


Maclife – August 2011
Cover feature :
How Apps fix everything

Jul 27

“The Office of the Chancellor of UP Diliman (UPD) has issued an announcement that CLASSES at all levels in UPD remain suspended TODAY, 27 July 2011, due to heavy rains. Offices however, remain open until further notice. Personnel who live off campus maybe excused from reporting for work if roads from their respective residences are impassable.” (Source: http://www.upd.edu.ph/)

Services at Engg Lib II is open until further notice.

Thank you.

Jul 21

Give one. Get one. Feel free to get a book. Provided you give a book in return :)

  1. Operations in particle technology / O. Molerus. 2000.

  2. The theory of particle size analysis and fundamentals of particle technology experimental directions. 1996.

  3. Foundation engineering/ Venancio I. Besavilla Jr. 2010.

  4. Fundamentals of particle technology/ O. Molerus. 2000.

  5. Explosions in the process industries : a report of the major hazards assessment panel overpressure working party, 2nd ed./ Institution of Chemical Engineers. 1994.

  6. Lesson from the field: an assessment of Sibat experiences on community-based microhydro power systems/ Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc.

  7. LS-Dyna advanced course in ale and fluid/structure coupling / Livermore Software Technology Corporation. 2006.

  8. Macsyma : user's guide, 2nd ed., 1996.

  9. Ovid software:user guide/ Ovid Technologies, Inc. 1993-1996.

  10. Participatory 3-dimensional modelling: guiding principles and applications [with accompanying CD] / Giacomo Rambaldi. 2002.

  11. Status report on the millennium development goals(MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Marinduque. 2010.

  12. Status report on the millennium development goals(MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Sarangani. 2010.

  13. Status report on the millennium development goals(MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Siquijor. 2010.

  14. Philippines progress report on the millenium development goals 2010.

  15. Operations in particle technology: experimental directions. 2001.

  16. The theory of particle size analysis / O. Molerus. 1999.

  17. Design for new media: interaction design for multimedia and the web/ Lon Barfield. 2004.

  18. Harmonized gender and development guidelines for project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, 2nd ed./ National Economic and Development Authority, 2010.

  19. Status report on the millennium development goals (MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Camarines Norte. 2010.

  20. Status report on the millennium development goals (MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Eastern Samar. 2010.

  21. Status report on the millennium development goals (MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Romblon. 2010.

  22. Status report on the millennium development goals (MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Agusan del Norte. 2010.

  23. Status report on the millennium development goals (MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Agusan del Sur. 2010.

  24. Status report on the millennium development goals (MDGs) using (CBMS) DATA : Province of Biliran. 2010.

  25. Industrial electronics : applications for programmable controllers, instrumentation and process control and electrical machines and motor controls, 2nd ed./ Thomas E. Kissell. 2010.

  26. 8086/8088/80286 assembly language/ Leo J. Scalon. 1990.

  27. File structure, 2nd ed./ Michael J. Folk. 1992.

  28. Implementing IP services at the network edge/ David Ginsburg Hattar. 2002.

  29. Data structures and algorithm analysis in C++/ Mark Allen Weiss. 1994.

  30. Broadband last mile:access technologies for multimedia communications/ edited by Nikil Jayant. 2005.

  31. Digital integrated circuits/ Thomas A. Demassa. 1996.

  32. Neutral computing: theory and practice/Philip D. Wasserman. 1989.

  33. Software engineering: the production of quality software, 2nd ed./ Shari Lawrence Pfleeger. 1991.

  34. The Linux network/ Fred Butzen. 1998.

  35. Rapid application development/ James Martin. 1991.

  36. Frequency analysis, 3rd ed./ R.B Randall. 1987.

  37. MCSE: Windows 2000 network infrastructure design exam notes/ Willam Heldman. 2001.

  38. Circuit tutor : Windows version 1.0 [diskette]. 1992.

  39. Thomas scientific / Scientific Apparatus and Reagents

  40. Virtual reality : applications and explorations. 1996.

  41. Anti-virus tools and techniques for computer systems/National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1995.

  42. Computer software for data communications/William D. Skees. 1981.

  43. Inside AutoCAD release 12 for Windows. 1993.

  44. Apache server : survival guide/Manuel Alberto Ricart. 1996.

  45. IEEE MTT-S International microwave symposium digest vol. 3. 2001.

Jul 20


Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas

Wireless sensor and actuator networks : algorithms and protocols for scalable coordination and data communication

Editors Amiya Nayak and Ivan Stojmenovic
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

This timely book offers a mixture of theory, experiments, and simulations that provides qualitative and quantitative insights in the field of sensor and actuator networking. The chapters are selected in a way that makes the book comprehensive and self-contained. It covers a wide range of recognized problems in sensor networks, striking a balance between theoretical and practical coverage. The book is appropriate for graduate students and practitioners working as engineers, programmers, and technologists.
Control systems engineering, 5th ed.

Authors I.J. Nagrath and M. Gopal
Place of Publication Kent
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Anshan

This book provides an integrated treatment of continuous-time and discrete-time systems. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and examples have been drawn from various engineering disciplines to illustrate the basic system concepts. In particular, the book deals with the modeling of practical systems involving various hardware. Time and frequency domain techniques of the analysis and design of control systems have been discussed at length. Consisting of 16 chapters, this new edition has been improved by the addition of numerous real-world examples, and by the inclusion of PID controller design, a comparison table of long/lead compensators, industrial OPAMP compensating networks and a design example using root-locus technique.
Network analysis and synthesis: including linear system analysis, 3rd ed.

Author C.L. Wadhwa
Place of Publication Tunbridge Wells, U.K.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Anshan

This book has been designed as a basic text for undergraduate students of electrical, electronics and communication and computer engineering. The book explains both fundamental concepts such as circuit elements, Kirchhoff’s laws, network equations and resonance, and relatively advanced topics, namely modern filters, state variable analysis, active RC filters and sensitivity considerations. The book is laid out in a systematic and user-friendly way, consisting of 16 chapters, each with solved examples and practice problems to immediately test the reader’s understanding of the subject. There are also over 500 multiple choice questions at the end of the book for the reader to dip into and further assess his grasp of the book. In particular, Prof. Wadhwa deals with the theory and application of Fourier and Laplace transforms, classical and modern filter theory, z-transform for discrete systems and analogous systems, SPICE, and both Foster and Cauer realization. This is the third edition of a successful text book suitable for courses in electrical and computer engineering and also relevant to postgraduates and professional engineers.
Electronics explained : the new systems approach to learning electronics

Author Louis E. Frenzel, Jr.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Newnes

Industry veteran, Louis Frenzel, gives us the real scoop on electronic product fundamentals as they are today. Rather than tearing electronics apart and looking at every little piece, the author takes a systems-level view. For example, you will not learn how to make a circuit but how a signal flows from one integrated circuit (IC) to the next and so on to the ultimate goal. This practical application-driven viewpoint and breadth of coverage is unprecedented. This book touches upon TV, audio, satellite, radio, wireless communication, and networking. All of this content is brought to life through hands-on projects that you will enjoy whether you are a hobbyist, student, or engineer. This is a fresh look at how electronics work. Learn about the inner workings of your HDTV, cell phone, and video game console. Hands-on projects and experiments of this title bring electronics to life.
Principles of electric circuits : electron flow version, 9th ed.

Author Thomas L. Floyd
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice-Hall

For DC/AC Circuits courses requiring a comprehensive, classroom tested text with an emphasis on troubleshooting and the practical application of DC/AC principles and concepts. This text provides an exceptionally clear introduction to DC/AC circuits supported by superior exercises, examples, and illustrations and an emphasis on troubleshooting and applications. Throughout the text’s coverage, the use of mathematics is limited to only those concepts that are needed for understanding. Floyd’s acclaimed troubleshooting emphasis provides students with the problem solving experience they need to step out of the classroom and into a job!
Principles of electric circuits : conventional current version , 9th ed.

Author Thomas L. Floyd
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice-Hall

For DC/AC Circuits courses requiring a comprehensive, classroom tested text with an emphasis on troubleshooting and the practical application of DC/AC principles and concepts. Hallmark Features:(1) Numerous worked examples and related problems throughout each chapter help illustrate and clarify basic concepts of specific procedures; (2) Real scenario “Applications”, many of which are new to this edition are emphasized with most chapters; (3) Complete and straightforward presentation of the basics of electrical components and circuits; and (4) Troubleshooting coverage.

Jul 19


Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin

Fundamentals of grid computing : theory, algorithms and technologies

Editor Frédéric Magulès
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

The integration and convergence of state-of-the-art technologies in the grid have enabled more flexible, automatic, and complex grid services to fulfill industrial and commercial needs, from the LHC at CERN to meteorological forecasting systems. Fundamentals of Grid Computing: Theory, Algorithms and Technologies discusses how the novel technologies of semantic web and workflow have been integrated into the grid and grid services. The book explains how distributed mutual exclusion algorithms offer solutions to transmission and control processes. It also addresses the replication problem in data grids with limited replica storage and the problem of data management in grids. After comparing utility, grid, autonomic, and cloud computing, the book presents efficient solutions for the reliable execution of applications in computational grid platforms. It then describes a fault tolerant distributed scheduling algorithm for large-scale distributed applications, along with broadcasting algorithms for institutional grids. The final chapter shows how load balancing is integrated into a real-world scientific application. Helping readers develop practical skills in grid technology, the appendices introduce user-friendly open source software written in Java. One of the software packages covers strategies for data replication in the grid. The other deals with the implementation of a simulator for distributed scheduling in grid environments. The various technology presented in this book demonstrates the wide aspects of interest in grid computing as well as the many possibilities and venues that exist in this research area. This interest will only further evolve as numerous exciting developments still await us.
Recommended by Dr. Cedric Festin

The executive MBA for engineers and scientists

Author James J. Farley
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Fully updated to keep up with advances across the industry, this popular work now includes greater emphasis on the Internet. It explores the use and abuse of the web, examining practices such as too frequent notices or pop-up ads that can turn off potential customers. Another new chapter addresses other changes and trends such as the impact of companies purchased by investment firms, the real costs of outsourcing, and the current state of customer service. Other new topics in this edition include preparing for and participating in an interview, tools of the trade such as cell phones and computer programs, reliability of data, security, and selling via the Internet.
Recommended by Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Fluid mechanics, 4th ed.

Authors Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen with contributions by P.S. Ayyaswamy and H.H. Hu
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Academic Press

Fluid mechanics, the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations – whether in the liquid or gaseous state or both – is introduced and comprehensively covered in this widely adopted text. Fully revised and updated with the addition of a new chapter on biofluid mechanics, “Fluid Mechanics, Fourth Edition” is suitable for both a first or second course in fluid mechanics at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level.
Recommended by Prof. Ada Angeli Cariaga

C for engineers and scientists : an interpretive approach
CS 11, ES 26 (subjects) ; with accompanying CD-ROM

Author Harry H. Cheng
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill higher education

This book is a complete and authoritative introduction to computer programming in C, with introductions to C++, Ch, MATLAB, and Fortran. It is designed to teach students how to solve engineering and science problems using the C programming language. It teaches beginners with no previous programming experience the underlying working principles of scientific computing and a disciplined approach for software development. All the major features of C89 and C99 are presented with numerous engineering application examples derived from production code. The book reveals the coding techniques used by the best C programmers and shows how experts solve problems in C. It can be used as a textbook for students in computer science, engineering, science, and other disciplines. It is also an invaluable resource and reference book for seasoned programmers. The book focuses on systematic software design approach in C for applications in engineering and science following the latest standard developed by the ANSI and ISO C Standard Committees called C99, which resolved many deficiencies of C89 for applications in engineering and science. It includes a companion CD which contains the cross-platform C/C++ interpreter Ch for use as an instructional tool to help teaching and learning C and C++. Ch is the most pedagogically effective interactive computing environment for instructors to make interactive presentations in a classroom to illustrate difficult concepts such as loops, functions, arrays, and pointers. Ch is also the most user-friendly for beginners to learn computer programming and problem solving in C/C++ so that they can focus on improving their program design and problem solving skills, in collaboration with fellow students in a class who very likely may use different platforms. The book also describes how to use Visual C++ and gcc/g++ compilers to compile and link C/C++ programs with special considerations to get the programs to work properly with these compilers in different platforms.
Recommended by Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Real-time systems : formal specification and automatic verification

Authors Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog and Henning Dierks
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Real-time systems need to react to certain input stimuli within given time bounds. For example, an airbag in a car has to unfold within 300 milliseconds in a crash. There are many embedded safety-critical applications and each requires real-time specification techniques. This text introduces three of these techniques, based on logic and automata: duration calculus, timed automata, and PLC-automata. The techniques are brought together to form a seamless design flow, from real-time requirements specified in the duration calculus; via designs specified by PLC-automata; and into source code for hardware platforms of embedded systems. The syntax, semantics, and proof methods of the specification techniques are introduced; their most important properties are established; and real-life examples illustrate their use. Detailed case studies and exercises conclude each chapter. Ideal for students of real-time systems or embedded systems, this text will also be of great interest to researchers and professionals in transportation and automation.
Recommended by Dr. Susan Festin

Performance analysis of queuing and computer networks

Author G.R. Dattatreya
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

With examples and exercises, this text develops simple models and analytical methods from first principles to evaluate performance metrics of various configurations of computer systems and networks. It includes simple, analytically tractable models, presents models for complex systems as analyzable modifications and/or interconnections of simple models, and contains a wide variety of queuing models.
Big Java, 4th ed.

Author Cay Horstmann
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

This book introduces programmers to objects at a gradual pace. The syntax boxes are revised to show typical code examples rather than abstract notation. This includes optional example modules using Alice and Greenfoot. The examples feature annotations with dos and don’ts along with cross references to more detailed explanations in the text. New tables show a large number of typical and cautionary examples. New programming and review problems are also presented that ensure a broad coverage of topics. In addition, Java 7 features are included to provide programmers with the most up-to-date information.
Java for everyone

Author Cay Horstmann
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

Programmers, computer scientists, and engineers need a book that delivers the essentials of how to program using Java in a more accessible, less rigorous approach. Java for Everyone provides them with a more user-friendly, graphics-intensive design that conveys complex concepts simply and effectively. It differs from other books in the market by focusing on topics such as loops and graphical interfaces, while avoiding a focus on object-orientation. The emphasis is placed on simple programs that use pre-built data structures and algorithms whenever possible. The examples and case studies explore practical applications that programmers, computer scientists, and engineers will find useful, such as processing tabular data, harvesting Web information, creating custom graphics, and building simple user interfaces.
Transparent computing : concepts, architecture, and implementation

Authors Zhou Yuezhi, Zhang Yaoxue
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia

With the rapid development of computers, the computing paradigms also witness continuous evolutions which have fundamentally changed our work and lifestyles. Today’s computer systems still demand too much attention from people and thus keep the vision of disappearance of technology only a dream. Reasons for such problems should be analyzed and new computing architectures and paradigms developed. Transparent computing, based on recent developments of computer and network technologies, introduces new ideas and solutions to the blueprint of service-sharing computing. This book offers a systematic discussion on the ideas and concept behind transparent computing based on the analysis of computer evolution and computing paradigms, their problems and related causes of traditional computing paradigms, and the underlying von Neumann architecture. It then proceeds to propose a new spatio-temporally extended von Neumann architecture based upon network thinking, and a new computing paradigm based on such new architecture transparent computing. It also further elaborates on the meta operating system (e.g., 4VP+), the method to realize transparent computing in local area network environments. Key Features (1) Presents and summarizes the work of the authors, who have researched in ubiquitous/pervasive computing and transparent computing since 2000. (2) Proposes transparent computing , a new computing paradigm which decouples software from the underlying hardware, and lets users freely select and run various operating systems on demand as services from any computing devices at any time. (3) Introduces the meta operating system, and its implementation through 4VP+, the interactive protocols and virtualization layers to implement the functions of meta operating system. (4) Provides application examples of transparent computing system, and discusses the future development of this new concept in the last two chapters.

Jul 14

Techdirections – January 2011


Techdirections – February 2011


Techdirections – March 2011


Techdirections – April 2011


Game Pro – May 2011


MSDN – May 2011


Time – June 20, 2011
Cover feature :
What Recovery?: The Five Myths About the U.S. Economy


Time – June 27, 2011
Cover feature :
Taking Cancer Seriously


Time – July 4, 2011
Cover feature :
Does the U.S. Constitution Still Matter?


Time – July 11, 2011
Cover feature :
Mexico’s Tragedy: Why it’s drug violence is America’s problem too


Newsweek – June 20, 2011
Cover feature :
This is your City. This is your Planet. This is the Way Forward.


Newsweek – June 27, 2011
Cover feature :
14 Ways to Save America’s Jobs


Newsweek – July 4 and 11, 2011
Cover feature :
Diana at 50: If she were here now


Newsweek – July 18, 2011
Cover feature :
“I Can Win”


Mac Life – July 2011
Cover feature :
iPhone & iPad: Unlock their hidden powers


Linux Journal – July 2011
Cover feature :
Cool Projects

Jul 13

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