Feb 29

CNRS_International_Magazine

Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication January 2012
Publisher s.n.

CNRS

1st ERDT Congress

Place of Publication Manila
Date of Publication February 24, 2012
Publisher Philippine International Convention Center

ERDT

I&EC research

Place of Publication Washington, DC
Date of Publication Vol. 51, no. 2 : January 18, 2012
Publisher American Chemical Society

I&EC

JCS Japan

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication Vol. 120 : January 2012
Publisher Japan Society of Civil Engineers

JCS Japan

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 179, no. 6 : February 13, 2012
Publisher Time Asia Limited

Time

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIX, no. 6 : February 6, 2012
Publisher Newsweek

Newsweek

Newsweek

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. CLIX, no. 7 : February 13, 2012
Publisher Newsweek

Newsweek

Feb 28

LATEST ISSUES OF MAC LIFE, READER’S DIGEST, NEWSWEEK & TIME

Mac|Life – January 2012

Reader’s Digest-February2012

Newsweek-Feb.27-Mar. 5, 2012

Newsweek February 20, 2012

Time-February 27, 2012

Time-February 20, 2012

Feb 27

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

[accessible via ScienceDirect - IP based subscription]

Designing embedded systems with PIC microcontrollers : principles and applications, 2nd ed.

Author Tim Wilmshurst
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Newnes

PIC microcontrollers are used worldwide in commercial and industrial devices. The 8-bit PIC which this book focuses on is a versatile work horse that completes many designs. An engineer working with applications that include a microcontroller will no doubt come across the PIC sooner rather than later. It is a must to have a working knowledge of this 8-bit technology.

This book takes the novice from introduction of embedded systems through to advanced development techniques for utilizing and optimizing the PIC family of microcontrollers in your device. To truly understand the PIC, assembly and C programming language must be understood. The author explains both with sample code and examples, and makes the transition from the former to the latter an easy one. This is a solid building block for future PIC endeavors.

New to the 2nd Edition:

  • Include end of chapter questions/activities moving from introductory to advanced
  • Includes PowerPoint slides for instructors
  • Includes all code snips on a companion web site for ease of use
  • A survey of 16/32-bit PICs
  • A project using ZigBee
  • Covers both assembly and C programming languages, essential for optimizing the PIC
  • Amazing breadth of coverage moving from introductory to advanced topics covering more and more complex microcontroller families
  • Details MPLAB and other Microchip design tools

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

Author Gary Stringham
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
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
  • Concepts apply to ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs, and FPGAs
  • Real-world examples and case studies highlight the good and bad of design processes

Digital media processing : DSP algorithms using C

Author Hazarathaiah Malepati
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

Multimedia processing demands efficient programming in order to optimize functionality. Data, image, audio, and video processing, some or all of which are present in all electronic devices today, are complex programming environments. Optimized algorithms (step-by-step directions) are difficult to create but can make all the difference when developing a new application.

This book discusses the most current algorithms available that will maximize your programming keeping in mind the memory and real-time constraints of the architecture with which you are working. A wide range of algorithms is covered detailing basic and advanced multimedia implementations, along with, cryptography, compression, and data error correction. The general implementation concepts can be integrated into many architectures that you find yourself working with on a specific project. Analog Devices’ BlackFin technology is used for examples throughout the book.

  • Discusses how to decrease algorithm development times to streamline your programming
  • Covers all the latest algorithms needed for contrained systems
  • Includes case studies on WiMAX, GPS, and portable media players

The definitive guide to the ARM Cortex-M3

Author Joseph Yiu
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Newnes

This user’s guide does far more than simply outline the ARM Cortex-M3 CPU features; it explains step-by-step how to program and implement the processor in real-world designs. It teaches readers how to utilize the complete and thumb instruction sets in order to obtain the best functionality, efficiency, and reuseability. The author, an ARM engineer who helped develop the core, provides many examples and diagrams that aid understanding. Quick reference appendices make locating specific details a snap!

Whole chapters are dedicated to: debugging using the new CoreSight technology; migrating effectively from the ARM7; the Memory Protection Unit; Interfaces, Exceptions, Interrupts…and much more!

  • The only available guide to programming and using the groundbreaking ARM Cortex-M3 processor
  • Easy-to-understand examples, diagrams, quick reference appendices, full instruction and Thumb-2 instruction sets are included
  • Teaches end users how to start from the ground up with the M3, and how to migrate from the ARM7

 

Feb 27

RESERVE BOOK

Recommended By Inst. Ralph P. Villa

Numerical Analysis, 7th Edition
(ChE 106)

Author Peter V. O’Neil
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

Through previous editions, Peter O’Neil has made rigorous engineering mathematics topics accessible to thousands of students by emphasizing visuals, numerous examples, and interesting mathematical models. Now, ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS features revised examples and problems as well as newly added content that has been fine-tuned throughout to improve the clear flow of ideas. The computer plays a more prominent role than ever in generating computer graphics used to display concepts and problem sets. In this new edition, computational assistance in the form of a self contained Maple Primer has been included to encourage students to make use of such computational tools. The content has been reorganized into six parts and covers a wide spectrum of topics including Ordinary Differential Equations, Vectors and Linear Algebra, Systems of Differential Equations and Qualitative Methods, Vector Analysis, Fourier Analysis, Orthogonal Expansions, and Wavelets, and much more.

Using an inquiry-based learning approach, Numerical Analysis is written in a narrative style, provides historical background, and includes many of the proofs and technical details in exercises. Students will be able to go beyond an elementary understanding of numerical simulation and develop deep insights into the foundations of the subject. They will no longer have to accept the mathematical gaps that exist in current textbooks. For example, both necessary and sufficient conditions for convergence of basic iterative methods are covered, and proofs are given in full generality, not just based on special cases.

Feb 27

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Numerical Optimization With Applications

Authors Suresh Chandra, Jayadeva, Aparna Mehra
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Alpha Science International

Numerical Optimization with Applications provides a focused and detailed study of various numerical optimization methods and their applications in Science, Engineering and Management. Apart from discussing standard optimization methods and their traditional applications, the book includes some very recent topics like Semi-definite Programming, Second Order Cone Programming, Evolutionary Methods and Global optimization. An attempt has been made to present some modern and non-conventional applications of numerical optimization in the areas of Machine Learning, VLSI Design/ Electrical Circuits and Financial Mathematics. A distinctive feature of the book is also to provide basic MATLAB codes as building blocks for readers to develop their own codes for various algorithms discussed in the book.

Recommended By Prof.  Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi

Physical Inorganic Chemistry : Principles, Methods, and Models
(ChE 126, ChE 124)

Editor Andreja Bakac
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher John Wiley

Enables you to master the methods and techniques of today’s physical inorganic chemistry

Physical Inorganic Chemistry explores the most recent advances in this dynamic area of chemistry, with an emphasis on methods and techniques. Readers gain new insights into chemical reactions and mechanisms at the molecular level, and an understanding of the critical roles of metals in catalysis, biology, and medicine.

Each of the ten chapters, contributed by one or more leading experts, is dedicated to a particular method or technique and includes detailed examples where the method or technique facilitated important scientific breakthroughs. The book offers leading-edge reviews of:

  • Inorganic and bioinorganic spectroscopy
  • Magnetochemical methods and models in inorganic chemistry
  • Absolute chiral structures of inorganic compound
  • Chemical kinetics as a mechanistic tool
  • Application of high pressure in the elucidation of inorganic andbioinorganic reaction mechanisms
  • Heavy atom isotope effects as probes of small molecule activation
  • Computational studies of reactivity in transition metal chemistry

Many of the chapters describe new fundamental discoveries and techniques that have great potential to advance research and solve problems in such areas as solar energy, hydrogen energy, biorenewables, catalysis, environmental and atmospheric sciences, and human health.

With contributions from leading scientists, this book is a great source of facts and ideas for students and researchers in inorganic, physical, bioinorganic, transition metal, materials, and organometallic chemistry.

Principles and Applications of Photochemistry
(ChE 143, ChE 144, ChE 197, ChE 198 )

Author Brian Wardle
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

A modern introduction to photochemistry covering the principles and applications of this topic from both a physical chemistry and organic chemistry angle. Coverage ranges from subjects such as lasers, the atmosphere, biochemistry, medicine and industry and also includes the latest developments in relation to photochemical molecular machines, photodynamic therapy applied to cancer, photochromatic imaging, and photostabilizers. Little in the way of prior knowledge is assumed, and the reader is aided by numerous worked examples, learning objectives, chapter summaries and problems.

Process Dynamics and Control : Modeling for Control and Prediction
(ChE 182)

Authors Brian Roffel and Ben Betlem
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Offering a different approach to other textbooks in the area, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the subject divided in three broad parts. The first part deals with building physical models, the second part with developing empirical models and the final part discusses developing process control solutions. Theory is discussed where needed to ensure students have a full understanding of key techniques that are used to solve a modeling problem.

Hallmark Features:

  • Includes worked out examples of processes where the theory learned early on in the text can be applied.
  • Uses MATLAB simulation examples of all processes and modeling techniques- further information on MATLAB can be obtained from www.mathworks.com
  • Includes supplementary website to include further references, worked examples and figures from the book

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
(ES 201 )

Authors William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

Written from the perspective of the applied mathematician, the latest edition of this bestselling book focuses on the theory and practical applications of Differential Equations to engineering and the sciences. Emphasis is placed on the methods of solution, analysis, and approximation. Use of technology, illustrations, and problem sets help readers develop an intuitive understanding of the material. Historical footnotes trace the development of the discipline and identify outstanding individual contributions. This book builds the foundation for anyone who needs to learn differential equations and then progress to more advanced studies.

Recommended By Inst.  Jonas Karl Christopher N. Agutaya

Microsoft Excel Functions & Formulas

 

Author Bernd Held.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Mercury Learning and Information

In this completely updated edition covering Excel 2010, Microsoft Excel Functions & Formulas 2/e demonstrates the secrets of Excel through the use of practical and useful examples in a quick reference format. Easy to use and equipped with a variety of functions, Microsoft Excel is the tool of choice when it comes to crunching numbers, building charts, and analyzing tables. Most users only scratch the surface of the program’s functionality, especially the built-in formulas designed to make everyday operations and real-world tasks more efficient. The book’s extensive examples make it an excellent tutorial for all Excel users who want to understand, create and apply formulas. Intermediate and advanced users will find Microsoft Excel Functions & Formulas 2/e an excellent reference for many of the program’s advanced formulas and functions. The text is easy to understand with numerous step-by-step instructions, before and after screenshots from the application. A comprehensive CD-ROM accompanies the book with over 200 spreadsheet templates.

Brief Table of Contents: Formulas in Excel. Logical Functions. Text Functions. Date and Time Functions. Basic Statistical Functions. Mathematical Functions. Basic Financial Functions. Database Functions. Lookup and Reference Functions. Conditional Formatting with Formulas. Working with Array Formulas. Special Solutions with Formulas. User-defined Functions. Examples. Index.


Written from the perspective of the applied mathematician, the latest edition of this bestselling book focuses on the theory and practical applications of Differential Equations to engineering and the sciences. Emphasis is placed on the methods of solution, analysis, and approximation. Use of technology, illustrations, and problem sets help readers develop an intuitive understanding of the material. Historical footnotes trace the development of the discipline and identify outstanding individual contributions. This book builds the foundation for anyone who needs to learn differential equations and then progress to more advanced studies.

Feb 25

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

[accessible via ScienceDirect - IP based subscription]

Electronics : circuits and systems, 4th ed.

Author Owen Bishop
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Newnes

Electronics – Circuits and Systems is a truly up-to-date textbook, with coverage carefully matched to the electronics units of the BTEC National Engineering course.The material has been organized with a logical learning progression, making it ideal for a wide range of pre-degree courses in electronics. The approach is student-centred and includes: numerous examples and activities; web research topics; self test features, highlighted key facts, formulae and definitions. Each chapter ends with a set of problems, including exam-style questions and multiple-choice questions. The book is also supported by a companion website featuring extensive support for students and lecturers, including answers to the questions in the book, interactive exercises, extra maths support and selected illustrations from the book.

  • Highly visual learning style with numerous worked examples appeals to electronic students.
  • Companion website offers interactive learning support for students and PowerPoint slides with illustrations for lecturers.
  • Updated layout to compete with the competition and to facilitate the readers’ understanding.

 

Power sources and supplies : world class designs

Editor Marty Brown
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

Newnes has worked with Marty Brown, a leader in the field of power design to select the very best design-specific material from the Newnes portfolio. Marty selected material for its timelessness, its relevance to current power supply design needs, and its real-world approach to design issues. Special attention is given to switching power supplies and their design issues, including component selection, minimization of EMI, toroid selection, and breadboarding of designs. Emphasis is also placed on design strategies for power supplies, including case histories and design examples.

  • Marty Brown, author and power supply design consultant, has personally selected all content for its relevance and usefulness
  • Covers best design practices for switching power supplies and power converters
  • Emphasis is on pragmatic solutions to commonly encountered design problems and tasks.

 

Electrical codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations : an examination of relevant safety considerations

Author Robert J. Alonzo
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.; Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

It is a handbook of codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations in the United States involving electrical safety and design. Many engineers and electrical safety professionals may not be aware of all of those documents and their applicability. This book identifies those documents by category, allowing the ready and easy access to the relevant requirements. Because these documents may be updated on a regular basis, this book was written so that its information is not reliant on the latest edition or release of those codes, standards, recommended practices or regulations.

No single document on the market today attempts to not only list the majority of relevant electrical design and safety codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations, but also explain their use and updating cycles. This book, one-stop-information-center for electrical engineers, electrical safety professionals, and designers, does.

  • Covers the codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations in the United States involving electrical safety and design, providing a comprehensive reference for engineers and electrical safety professionals
  • Documents are identified by category, enabling easy access to the relevant requirements
  • Not version-specific; information is not reliant on the latest edition or release of the codes, standards, recommended practices or regulations

 

Electrical safety code manual : a plain language guide to National Electrical Code, OSHA, and NFPA 70E

Author Kimberley Keller
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/BH

Safety in any workplace is extremely important. In the case of the electrical industry, safety is critical and the codes and regulations which determine safe practices are both diverse and complicated. Employers, electricians, electrical system designers, inspectors, engineers and architects must comply with safety standards listed in the National Electrical Code, OSHA and NFPA 70E. Unfortunately, the publications which list these safety requirements are written in very technically advanced terms and the average person has an extremely difficult time understanding exactly what they need to do to ensure safe installations and working environments.

This book will tie together the various regulations and practices for electrical safety and translate these complicated standards into easy to understand terms. This will result in a publication that is a practical, if not essential, asset to not only designers and company owners but to the electricians who must put compliance requirements into action in the field.

  • Best-practice methods for accident prevention and electrical hazard avoidance
  • Current safety regulations, including new standards from OSHA, NEC, NESC, and NFPA
  • Information on low-, medium-, and high-voltage safety systems
  • Step-by-step guidelines on safety audits
  • Training program how-to’s, from setup to rescue and first aid procedures

 

Adhesives technology for electronic applications : materials, processing, reliability, 2nd ed.

Authors James J. Licari and Dale W. Swanson
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher William Andrew Pub.

Adhesives are widely used in the manufacture and assembly of electronic circuits and products. Generally, electronics design engineers and manufacturing engineers are not well versed in adhesives, while adhesion chemists have a limited knowledge of electronics. This book bridges these knowledge gaps and is useful to both groups.

The book includes chapters covering types of adhesive, the chemistry on which they are based, and their properties, applications, processes, specifications, and reliability. Coverage of toxicity, environmental impacts and the regulatory framework make this book particularly important for engineers and managers alike. The third edition has been updated throughout and includes new sections on nanomaterials, environmental impacts and new environmentally friendly ‘green’ adhesives. Information about regulations and compliance has been brought fully up-to-date.

As well as providing full coverage of standard adhesive types, Licari explores the most recent developments in fields such as:

  • Tamper-proof adhesives for electronic security devices.
  • Bio-compatible adhesives for implantable medical devices.
  • Electrically conductive adhesives to replace toxic tin-lead solders in printed circuit assembly – as required by regulatory regimes, e.g. the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS (compliance is required for all products placed on the European market).
  • Nano-fillers in adhesives, used to increase the thermal conductivity of current adhesives for cooling electronic devices.

 

Lead-acid batteries : science and technology : a handbook of lead-acid battery technology and its influence on the product

Author Detchko Pavlov
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd.

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the theory of the technological processes of lead-acid battery manufacture and their influence on battery performance parameters. It summarizes the current knowledge about the technology of lead-acid battery production and presents it in the form of an integral theory. This theory is supported by ample illustrative material and experimental data, thus allowing technologists and engineers to control the technological processes in battery plants and providing university lecturers with a toll for clear and in-depth presentation of the technology of lead-acid battery production in their courses. The relationship between the technological processes and the performance characteristics of the batteries is disclosed too.

  • Disclosure of the structures of the lead and lead dioxide active masses, ensuring reversibility of the processes during charge and discharge and thus long cycle life of the battery
  • Proposal of optimum conditions for individual technological processes which would yield appropriate structures of the lead and lead dioxide active masses
  • Disclosure of the influence of H2SO4 concentration on battery performance parameters
  • Discussion of the processes involved in the closed oxygen cycle in VRLAB and the thermal phenomena leading to thermal runaway (TRA)
  • Elucidation of the relationship between technology of battery manufacture and battery capacity and cycle life performance

 

Semiconductor nanomaterials for flexible technologies : from photovoltaics and electronics to sensors and energy storage/harvesting devices

Editors Yugang Sun, John A. Rogers
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.; Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher William Andrew

This book is an overview of the strategies to generate high-quality films of one-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures on flexible substrates (e.g., plastics) and the use of them as building blocks to fabricating flexible devices (including electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, power systems). In addition to engineering aspects, the physics and chemistry behind the fabrication and device operation will also be discussed as well. Internationally recognized scientists from academia, national laboratories, and industries, who are the leading researchers in the emerging areas, are contributing exceptional chapters according to their cutting-edge research results and expertise. This book will be an on-time addition to the literature in nanoscience and engineering. It will be suitable for graduate students and researchers as a useful reference to stimulate their research interest as well as facilitate their research in nanoscience and engineering.

  • Considers the physics and chemistry behind fabrication and device operation
  • Discusses applications to electronics, optoelectronics, sensors and power systems
  • Examines existing technologies and investigates emerging trends

 

Feb 24

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Inst. John Jude C. Laurito

Modern Electroplating

Authors Mordechay Schlesinger, Milan Paunovic
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

 

The definitive resource for electroplating, now completely up to date

With advances in information-age technologies, the field of electroplating has seen dramatic growth in the decade since the previous edition of Modern Electroplating was published. This expanded new edition addresses these developments, providing a comprehensive, one-stop reference to the latest methods and applications of electroplating of metals, alloys, semiconductors, and conductive polymers.

With special emphasis on electroplating and electrochemical plating in nanotechnologies, data storage, and medical applications, the Fifth Edition boasts vast amounts of new and revised material, unmatched in breadth and depth by any other book on the subject. It includes:

  • Easily accessible, self-contained contributions by over thirty experts
  • Five completely new chapters and hundreds of additional pages
  • A cutting-edge look at applications in nanoelectronics
  • Coverage of the formation of nanoclusters and quantum dots using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
  • An important discussion of the physical properties of metal thin films
  • Chapters devoted to methods, tools, control, and environmental issues
  • And much more

A must-have for anyone in electroplating, including technicians, platers, plating researchers, and metal finishers, Modern Electroplating, Fifth Edition is also an excellent reference for electrical engineers and researchers in the automotive, data storage, and medical industries.

Welding: Principles and Applications

Author Larry Jeffus
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Delmar, Cengage Learning,

Now nearing its 30th year of publication, WELDING: PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS (WP&A), 7th Edition is the authoritative introduction to the subject of welding. It’s designed for students in a wide range of academic and workforce training programs who want to pursue careers as skilled welders and welding supervisors. The text also supports the needs of learners who need to achieve a basic level of proficiency in welding in their chosen skilled trade. While covering the procedural and safety information all students need, WELDING: PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS also explains underlying theories. The combination of hands-on information with clear explanations of theory is a hallmark of this book. The depth of coverage allows it to be used as the core text in a multi-course welding curriculum, generally starting with shielded metal arc welding, and then covering other basic processes and more advanced techniques.

Recommended By Inst. Lorelie C. Grepo

Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences
(IE 27)

Author Jay Devore
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

This comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics will give you the solid grounding you need no matter what your engineering specialty. Through the use of lively and realistic examples, the author helps you go beyond simply learning about statistics–you’ll also learn how to put the statistical methods to use. In addition, rather than focusing on rigorous mathematical development and potentially overwhelming derivations, Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences emphasizes concepts, models, methodology, and applications that facilitate your understanding.

Recommended By Prof.  Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi

A Practical Guide to Scientific Data Analysis
(ChE 143, ChE 144)

 

Author David Livingstone
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

Inspired by the author’s need for practical guidance in the processes of data analysis, A Practical Guide to Scientific Data Analysis has been written as a statistical companion for the working scientist.  This handbook of data analysis with worked examples focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques and the interpretation of their results.

Covering the most common statistical methods for examining and exploring relationships in data, the text includes extensive examples from a variety of scientific disciplines.

The chapters are organised logically, from planning an experiment, through examining and displaying the data, to constructing quantitative models. Each chapter is intended to stand alone so that casual users can refer to the section that is most appropriate to their problem.

Chemical Process Performance Evaluation
(ChE 141, ChE 142 )

Authors Ali Cinar, Ahmet Palazoglu, Ferhan Kayihan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher CRC Press

The latest advances in process monitoring, data analysis, and control systems are increasingly useful for maintaining the safety, flexibility, and environmental compliance of industrial manufacturing operations.
Focusing on continuous, multivariate processes, Chemical Process Performance Evaluation introduces statistical methods and modeling techniques for process monitoring, performance evaluation, and fault diagnosis.

This book introduces practical multivariate statistical methods and empirical modeling development techniques, such as principal components regression, partial least squares regression, input-output modeling, state-space modeling, and modeling process signals for trend analysis. Then the authors examine fault diagnosis techniques based on episodes, hidden Markov models, contribution plots, discriminant analysis, and support vector machines. They address controller process evaluation and sensor failure detection, including methods for differentiating between sensor failures and process upset. The book concludes with an extensive discussion on the use of data analysis techniques for the special case of web and sheet processes. Case studies illustrate the implementation of methods presented throughout the book.

Combinatorial Development of Solid Catalytic Materials : Design of High-Throughput Experiments, Data Analysis, Data Mining
(ChE 126, ChE 129)

Authors Manfred Baerns, Martin Holena
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Imperial College Press

The book provides a comprehensive treatment of combinatorial development of heterogeneous catalysts. In particular, two computer-aided approaches that have played a key role in combinatorial catalysis and high-throughput experimentation during the last decade – evolutionary optimization and artificial neural networks – are described. The book is unique in that it describes evolutionary optimization in a broader context of methods of searching for optimal catalytic materials, including statistical design of experiments, as well as presents neural networks in a broader context of data analysis.It is the first book that demystifies the attractiveness of artificial neural networks, explaining its rational fundamental – their universal approximation capability. At the same time, it shows the limitations of that capability and describes two methods for how it can be improved. The book is also the first that presents two other important topics pertaining to evolutionary optimization and artificial neural networks: automatic generating of problem-tailored genetic algorithms, and tuning evolutionary algorithms with neural networks. Both are not only theoretically explained, but also well illustrated through detailed case studies.

Linear Mathematical Models in Chemical Engineering
(ChE 106, ChE 298)

Authors Martin A. Hjortso & Peter Wolenski
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher World Scientific

Understanding the mathematical modeling of chemical processes is fundamental to the successful career of a researcher in chemical engineering. This book reviews, introduces, and develops the mathematics that is most frequently encountered in sophisticated chemical engineering models. The result of a collaboration between a chemical engineer and a mathematician, both of whom have taught classes on modeling and applied mathematics, the book provides a rigorous and in-depth coverage of chemical engineering model formulation and analysis as well as a text which can serve as an excellent introduction to linear mathematics for engineering students. There is a clear focus in the choice of material, worked examples, and exercises that make it unusually accessible to the target audience. The book places a heavy emphasis on applications to motivate the theory, but simultaneously maintains a high standard of rigor to add mathematical depth and understanding.

Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics for Engineers
(ChE 220)

Authors S. Kjelstrup … [et al.]
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher World Scientific

The book describes in a simple and practical way what non-equilibrium thermodynamics is and how it can add to engineering fields. It explains how to describe proper equations of transport, more precise than used so far, and how to use them to understand the waste of energy resources in central unit processes in the industry. It introduces the entropy balance as an additional equation to use, to create consistent thermodynamic models, and a systematic method for minimizing energy losses that are connected with transport of heat, mass, charge, momentum and chemical reactions.

Microfluidics
(ChE 198)

Author Stephane Colin
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher ISTE Hoboken, NJ : Wiley,

The goal of this book is to provide engineers and researchers the tools necessary for modelling, experimenting, and simulating these microflows as a preliminary step for designing and optimizing fluidic microsystems. The various consequences of miniaturization on the hydrodynamics of gas, liquid or two-phase flows, as well as associated heat transfer are analysed. The book is illustrated with examples showing the diversity and the originality of fluidic microsystems.

Recommended By Dr.  Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr

Biosystems Engineering
(EnE 213, EnE 303)

Authors Ahindra Nag
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Develop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences.

Featuring chapters by experts in each field, this authoritative guide explains how to analyze genetic data, design ecosystem models, implement conservation strategies, harness biofuels, and ensure food safety. Full coverage of transgenetic wood production, package engineering, supercritical fluid extraction, and agricultural land management is included.

Modern Experimental Design

Authors Thomas P. Ryan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

Using current research and discussion of the topic along with clear applications, Modern Experimental Design highlights the guiding role of statistical principles in experimental design construction. This text can serve as both an applied introduction as well as a concise review of the essential types of experimental designs and their applications.

Topical coverage includes designs containing one or multiple factors, designs with at least one blocking factor, split-unit designs and their variations as well as supersaturated and Plackett-Burman designs. In addition, the text contains extensive treatment of:

  • Conditional effects analysis as a proposed general method of analysis
  • Multiresponse optimization
  • Space-filling designs, including Latin hypercube and uniform designs
  • Restricted regions of operability and debarred observations
  • Analysis of Means (ANOM) used to analyze data from various types of designs
  • The application of available software, including Design-Expert, JMP, and MINITAB

This text provides thorough coverage of the topic while also introducing the reader to new approaches. Using a large number of references with detailed analyses of datasets, Modern Experimental Design works as a well-rounded learning tool for beginners as well as a valuable resource for practitioners.

Recommended By Inst. Jonas Karl Christopher Agutaya

Process Technology : Safety, Health, and Environment
(ChE 140)

Author Charles E. Thomas
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Delmar Publishing

A full range of safety, health and environmental issues that relate to the process industry are thoroughly covered in this newly updated text. Process Technology: Safety, Health and Environment, 3rd edition includes new material such as responding to the use of weapons of mass destruction, hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters along with a comprehensive discussion on conducting a job hazard analysis. New safety problems, line-drawings, study/review questions and instructor directed applications that enhance learning and retention of new text material while integrating safety, science and theory with process equipment and systems. The addition of a thorough review of hazards associated with operating systems common to the chemical industry will make this book an invaluable resource.

Recommended By Inst. Jonas Karl Christopher Agutaya & Marjorie L. Baynosa

Mechanics of Fluids
(ChE 134)

Authors Merle C. Potter … [et al.]
Place of Publication Stamford, Conn.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

Mechanics of Fluids presents fluid mechanics in a manner that helps students gain both an understanding of, and an ability to analyze the important phenomena encountered by practicing engineers. The authors succeed in this through the use of several pedagogical tools that help students visualize the many difficult-to-understand phenomena of fluid mechanics. Explanations are based on basic physical concepts as well as mathematics which are accessible to undergraduate engineering students. This fourth edition includes a Multimedia Fluid Mechanics DVD-ROM which harnesses the interactivity of multimedia to improve the teaching and learning of fluid mechanics by illustrating fundamental phenomena and conveying fascinating fluid flows.

Recommended By Inst. Ralph P. Villa

Numerical Analysis
(ChE 106)

Author L. Ridgway Scott
Place of Publication Princeton, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Princeton University Press

Computational science is fundamentally changing how technological questions are addressed. The design of aircraft, automobiles, and even racing sailboats is now done by computational simulation. The mathematical foundation of this new approach is numerical analysis, which studies algorithms for computing expressions defined with real numbers. Emphasizing the theory behind the computation, this book provides a rigorous and self-contained introduction to numerical analysis and presents the advanced mathematics that underpin industrial software, including complete details that are missing from most textbooks.

Using an inquiry-based learning approach, Numerical Analysis is written in a narrative style, provides historical background, and includes many of the proofs and technical details in exercises. Students will be able to go beyond an elementary understanding of numerical simulation and develop deep insights into the foundations of the subject. They will no longer have to accept the mathematical gaps that exist in current textbooks. For example, both necessary and sufficient conditions for convergence of basic iterative methods are covered, and proofs are given in full generality, not just based on special cases.

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