Mar 8

LATEST ISSUES OF READER’S DIGEST, NEWSWEEK & TIME

Reader’s Digest – March 2012 Newsweek – March 12, 2012
Time-March 12, 2012 Time-March 5, 2012
Mar 8

                

 

The Library is proud to announce that the following Online Databases are now on trial and accessible via the Engglib website:

British Standards Online (BSOL) – a service of the British Standards Institution, is a database of more than 50,000 British standards, including adopted international and European standards. Items are searchable and may be browsed by subject or module.

SPIE Digital Library -  The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers was founded in 1955 to advance research in light-based technologies. The SPIE Digital Library is billed as the “world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research,” serving a wide array of journals, proceedings, and e-books on optical engineering, photonics, and imaging.

Both databases are on trial till March 31, 2012 only.

Mar 8

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

[accessible via ScienceDirect - IP based subscription]

SAE and the evolved packet core : driving the mobile broadband revolution

Author Magnus Olsson … [et al.]
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Academic Press

This book provides a clear, concise, complete and authoritative introduction to System Architecture Evolution (SAE) standardization work and its main outcome: the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), including potential services and operational scenarios. After providing an insightful overview of SAE’s historical development, the book gives detailed explanations of the EPC architecture and key concepts as an introduction. In-depth technical descriptions of EPC follow, including thorough functional accounts of the different components of EPC, protocols, network entities and procedures. Case studies of deployment scenarios show how the functions described within EPC are placed within a live network context, while a description of the services that are predicted to be used shows what EPC as a core network can enable.

This book is an essential resource for professionals and students who need to understand the latest developments in SAE and EPC, the ‘engine’ that connects broadband access to the internet. All of the authors have from their positions with Ericsson been actively involved in GPRS, SAE and 3GPP from a business and technical perspective for many years. Several of the authors have also been actively driving the standardization efforts within 3GPP.

  • Up-to-date coverage of SAE including the latest standards development
  • Easily accessible overview of the architecture and concepts defined by SAE
  • Thorough description of the Evolved Packet Core for LTE, fixed and other wireless accesses
  • Comprehensive explanation of SAE key concepts, security and Quality-of-Service
  • Covers potential service and operator scenarios including interworking with existing 3GPP and 3GPP2 systems
  • Detailed walkthrough of network entities, protocols and procedures
  • Written by established experts in the SAE standardization process, all of whom have extensive experience and understanding of its goals, history and vision

Wireless communications over rapidly time-varying channels

Editors Franz Hlawatsch, Gerald Matz
Place of Publication Oxford, UK; Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

As a result of higher frequencies and increased user mobility, researchers and systems designers are shifting their focus from time-invariant models to channels that vary within a block. This book explains the latest theoretical advances and practical methods to give an understanding of rapidly time varying channels, together with performance trade-offs and potential performance gains, providing the expertise to develop future wireless systems technology. As well as an overview of the issues of developing wireless systems using time-varying channels, the book gives extensive coverage to methods for estimating and equalizing rapidly time-varying channels, including a discussion of training data optimization, as well as providing models and transceiver methods for time-varying ultra-wideband channels.

  • An introduction to time-varying channel models gives in a nutshell the important issues of developing wireless systems technology using time-varying channels
  • Extensive coverage of methods for estimating and equalizing rapidly time-varying channels, including a discussion of training data optimization, enables development of high performance wireless systems
  • Chapters on transceiver design for OFDM and receiver algorithms for MIMO communication channels over time-varying channels, with an emphasis on modern iterative turbo-style architectures, demonstrates how these important technologies can optimize future wireless systems

Cognitive radio communications and networks : principles and practice

Editors Alexander M. Wyglinski, Maziar Nekovee, Y. Thomas Hou.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Academic Press

This book gives comprehensive and balanced coverage of the principles of cognitive radio communications, cognitive networks, and details of their implementation, including the latest developments in the standards and spectrum policy. Case studies, end-of-chapter questions, and descriptions of various platforms and test beds, together with sample code, give hands-on knowledge of how cognitive radio systems can be implemented in practice. Extensive treatment is given to several standards, including IEEE 802.22 for TV White Spaces and IEEE SCC41.

Written by leading people in the field, both at universities and major industrial research laboratories, this tutorial text gives communications engineers, R&D engineers, researchers, undergraduate and post graduate students a complete reference on the application of wireless communications and network theory for the design and implementation of cognitive radio systems and networks.

  • Each chapter is written by internationally renowned experts, giving complete and balanced treatment of the fundamentals of both cognitive radio communications and cognitive networks, together with implementation details
  • Extensive treatment of the latest standards and spectrum policy developments enables the development of compliant cognitive systems
  • Strong practical orientation – through case studies and descriptions of cognitive radio platforms and testbeds – shows how “real world” cognitive radio systems and network architectures have been built

Beyond powerful radio : a communicator’s guide to the internet age-news, talk, information & personality, 2nd ed.

Author Valerie Geller
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier

Beyond Powerful Radio is a complete guide to becoming a powerful broadcast communicator on radio or internet! This how-to cookbook is for broadcasters who want to learn the craft and improve. This practical and easy-to-read book, filled with bullet lists, offers techniques to learn everything from how to produce and host a show, to news gathering, coverage of investigative and breaking stories, writing and delivering the commercial copy and selling the air time. With contributions from over 100 top experts across all broadcast fields, Beyond Powerful Radio offers techniques, advice and lessons to build original programming, for news, programming, talk shows, producers, citizen journalism, copyrighting, sales, commercials, promotions, production, research, fundraising, and more.

Plus: Tips to assemble a winning team; to develop, build, and market your brand; get your next job in broadcasting, effectively promote your product; increase sales; write and produce commercials; raise money with your station; deal with creative burnout and manage high ego talent; and to research and grow your audience.

Never be boring! Get, keep, and grow audiences through powerful personality, storytelling, and focus across any format. Tried-and-true broadcast techniques apply to the myriad forms of audio broadcast available today, including Web radio and podcasting. While the technology and delivery systems change, the one constant is content! Listeners, viewers, and surfers want to be entertained, informed, inspired, persuaded, and connected with powerful personalities, and storytellers.

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
Mar 5

NEW RESERVE BOOK

Recommended By Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, 9th Ed.
(ME 153, ME 154, ME 155)

Authors Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications.The ninth edition of Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design maintains the approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.
Mar 5

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Dr. Rhodora M. Gonzalez

Microwave Imaging
(GE 230)

Authors Matteo Pastorino
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher John Wiley, c2010

An introduction to the most relevant theoretical and algorithmic aspects of modern microwave imaging approaches.Microwave imaging—a technique used in sensing a given scene by means of interrogating microwaves—has recently proven its usefulness in providing excellent diagnostic capabilities in several areas, including civil and industrial engineering, nondestructive testing and evaluation, geophysical prospecting, and biomedical engineering.

Microwave Imaging offers comprehensive descriptions of the most important techniques so far proposed for short-range microwave imaging—including reconstruction procedures and imaging systems and apparatus—enabling the reader to use microwaves for diagnostic purposes in a wide range of applications. This hands-on resource features:

  • A review of the electromagnetic inverse scattering problem formulation, written from an engineering perspective and with notations
  • The most effective reconstruction techniques based on diffracted waves, including time- and frequency-domain methods, as well as deterministic and stochastic space-domain procedures
  • Currently proposed imaging apparatus, aimed at fast and accurate measurements of the scattered field data
  • Insight on near field probes, microwave axial tomographs, and microwave cameras and scanners
  • A discussion of practical applications with detailed descriptions and discussions of several specific examples (e.g., materials evaluation, crack detection, inspection of civil and industrial structures, subsurface detection, and medical applications)
  • A look at emerging techniques and future trends

Microwave Imaging is a practical resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professors in the fields of civil and industrial engineering, nondestructive testing and evaluation, geophysical prospecting, and biomedical engineering.

Image processing and pattern recognition : fundamentals and techniques
(GE 214)

Author Frank Y. Shih
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher IEEE Press Hoboken, N.J, Wiley, c2010

Techniques and applications in the areas of image processing and pattern recognition are growing at an unprecedented rate. Containing the latest state-of-the-art developments in the field, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition presents clear explanations of the fundamentals as well as the most recent applications. It explains the essential principles so readers will not only be able to easily implement the algorithms and techniques, but also lead themselves to discover new problems and applications.

Unlike other books on the subject, this volume presents numerous fundamental and advanced image processing algorithms and pattern recognition techniques to illustrate the framework. Scores of graphs and examples, technical assistance, and practical tools illustrate the basic principles and help simplify the problems, allowing students as well as professionals to easily grasp even complicated theories. It also features unique coverage of the most interesting developments and updated techniques, such as image watermarking, digital steganography, document processing and classification, solar image processing and event classification, 3-D Euclidean distance transformation, shortest path planning, soft morphology, recursive morphology, regulated morphology, and sweep morphology. Additional topics include enhancement and segmentation techniques, active learning, feature extraction, neural networks, and fuzzy logic.

Featuring supplemental materials for instructors and students, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition is designed for undergraduate seniors and graduate students, engineering and scientific researchers, and professionals who work in signal processing, image processing, pattern recognition, information security, document processing, multimedia systems, and solar physics.

Recommended By Prof. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Ed.
(ChE 197, ChE 198)

Editors John D. Enderle, Susan M. Blanchard, and Joseph D. Bronzino
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Elsevier Academic Press

Under the direction of John Enderle, Susan Blanchard and Joe Bronzino, leaders in the field have contributed chapters on the most relevant subjects for biomedical engineering students. These chapters coincide with courses offered in all biomedical engineering programs so that it can be used at different levels for a variety of courses of this evolving field.

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition provides a historical perspective of the major developments in the biomedical field. Also contained within are the fundamental principles underlying biomedical engineering design, analysis, and modeling procedures. The numerous examples, drill problems and exercises are used to reinforce concepts and develop problem-solving skills making this book an invaluable tool for all biomedical students and engineers.

Concepts of Nanochemistry
(ChE 197, ChE 198)

Author Ludovico Cademartiri and Geoffrey A. Ozin with a foreword by Jean-Marie Lehn
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley-VCH [Chichester : John Wiley [distributor]

 

Authored by a rising star in the field and one of its pioneers, this textbook is ideal for interdisciplinary courses — bridging chemistry, materials science, physics and biology. Adopting a completely new and visionary approach, this is a unique learning tool, focusing on just six concepts crucial for understanding nanochemistry: surface, size, shape, self-assembly, defects and the interface of biology and nanochemistry. These concepts are elucidated through the analysis of six materials representing the real life application of the nanochemistry concepts. The teaching questions included provide real “food for thought”, thus training students to think as a researcher does and so develop problem-solving skills.

Biomedical Nanostructures
(ChE 197, ChE 198)

Editors Kenneth E. Gonsalves … [et al.].
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

Learn to Use Nanoscale Materials to Design Novel Biomedical Devices and Applications.

Discover how to take full advantage of nanoscale materials in the design and fabrication of leading-edge biomedical devices. The authors introduce you to a variety of possible clinical applications such as drug delivery, diagnostics, and cancer therapy. In addition, the authors explore the interface between micron and nanoscale materials for the development of applications such as tissue engineering. Finally, they examine the mechanisms of cell interactions with material surfaces through the use of nanotechnology-based material processing and characterization methods.

Recommended By Dr. Alexis Philip A. Acacio

Project Management in Construction, 5th Ed.
(CE 123, CE 124,  CE 198)

Authors Anthony Walker
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Blackwell Publishing

Project Management in Construction adopts a systems approach to organisation analysis and design from the initial concept of the project. It is concerned particularly with the integration of the contributors to the process and the way in which decisions are made. Appropriately structured organisations are essential for the delivery of effective projects, the design of which requires an in-depth knowledge of organisation theory applied to the definition, design and construction of projects.

The Fifth Edition addresses the increasing complexity facing major construction by examining advances in the major theoretical concepts underlying project management, together with practical developments such as supply chain management.

New ideas such as chaos and complexity theory are examined in the context of construction project management, and aspects of organisation theory, such as trust and hierarchy, have been further developed. The topic of sustainability is discussed as a powerful new environmental force impacting on both the project management process and the industry and its clients.

Recommended By Dr. Karl B.N. Vergel

Modelling Transport
(CE 240)

Authors Juan de Dios Ortuzar, Luis G. Willumsen
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Already the market leader in the field, Modelling Transporthas become still more indispensable following a thorough and detailed update. Enhancements include two entirely new chapters on modelling for private sector projects and on activity-based modelling; a new section on dynamic assignment and micro-simulation; and sizeable updates to sections on disaggregate modelling and stated preference design and analysis. It also tackles topical issues such as valuation of externalities and the role of GPS in travel time surveys.Providing unrivalled depth and breadth of coverage, each topic is approached as a modelling exercise with discussion of the roles of theory, data, model specification, estimation, validation and application. The authors present the state of the art and its practical application in a pedagogic manner, easily understandable to both students and practitioners.

  • Follows on from the highly successful third edition universally acknowledged as the leading text on transport modelling techniques and applications
  • Includes two new chapters on modelling for private sector projects and activity based modeling, and numerous updates to existing chapters
  • Incorporates treatment of recent issues and concerns like risk analysis and the dynamic interaction between land use and transport
  • Provides comprehensive and rigorous information and guidance, enabling readers to make practical use of every available technique
  • Relates the topics to new external factors and technologies such as global warming, valuation of externalities and global positioning systems (GPS).
Mar 5

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

[accessible via ScienceDirect - IP based subscription]

Computability theory : an introduction to recursion theory

Author Herbert B. Enderton
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Academic Press

Computability Theory: An Introduction to Recursion Theory, provides a concise, comprehensive, and authoritative introduction to contemporary computability theory, techniques, and results. The basic concepts and techniques of computability theory are placed in their historical, philosophical and logical context. This presentation is characterized by an unusual breadth of coverage and the inclusion of advanced topics not to be found elsewhere in the literature at this level. The text includes both the standard material for a first course in computability and more advanced looks at degree structures, forcing, priority methods, and determinacy. The final chapter explores a variety of computability applications to mathematics and science. Computability Theory is an invaluable text, reference, and guide to the direction of current research in the field. Nowhere else will you find the techniques and results of this beautiful and basic subject brought alive in such an approachable way.

Reliability, maintainability, and risk : practical methods for engineers, 8th ed.

Author David J. Smith
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

This book provides engineers with the safety and risk assessment tools and techniques they need to work effectively in any safety or reliability critical environment. These tools are primarily statistical. Where David Smith’s book succeeds is by meeting the needs of an applied audience by setting these tools in the context of the design and operation of safety related processes and systems. Now in its Eighth Edition, this is regarded as the core reference in this field, and the success of its approach is reflected in the popularity of this standard work.

It deals with all aspects of reliability, safety-related systems, and the assessment and management of risk in a simple and straightforward way, pre-supposing no prior knowledge and dealing simply and realistically with numerical data by using the minimum of mathematical and technical jargon.

  • 8th edition of this core reference for engineers who deal with the design or operation of any safety critical systems, processes or operations
  • Answers the question: how can a defect that costs less than $1000 dollars to identify at the process design stage be prevented from escalating to a $100,000 field defect, or a $1m+ catastrophe
  • Revised throughout, with new examples, and standards, including must have material on the new edition of global functional safety standard IEC 61508, which launches in 2010

Traveling wave analysis of partial differential equations : numerical and analytical methods with Matlab and Maple

Authors Graham Griffiths, William E. Schiesser
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

Although the Partial Differential Equations (PDE) models that are now studied are usually beyond traditional mathematical analysis, the numerical methods that are being developed and used require testing and validation. This is often done with PDEs that have known, exact, analytical solutions. The development of analytical solutions is also an active area of research, with many advances being reported recently, particularly traveling wave solutions for nonlinear evolutionary PDEs. Thus, the current development of analytical solutions directly supports the development of numerical methods by providing a spectrum of test problems that can be used to evaluate numerical methods.

This book surveys some of these new developments in analytical and numerical methods, and relates the two through a series of PDE examples. The PDEs that have been selected are largely “named” since they carry the names of their original contributors. These names usually signify that the PDEs are widely recognized and used in many application areas. The authors’ intention is to provide a set of numerical and analytical methods based on the concept of a traveling wave, with a central feature of conversion of the PDEs to ODEs.

  • Includes a spectrum of applications in science, engineering, applied mathematics
  • Presents a combination of numerical and analytical methods
  • Provides transportable computer codes in Matlab and Maple

Strategy and statistics in clinical trials : a non-statisticians guide to thinking, designing, and executing

Author Joseph Tal
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Academic Press

Strategy and Statistics in Clinical Trials is for all individuals engaged in clinical research, including professors, physicians, researchers in corporate and government laboratories, nurses, members of the allied health professions, and post-doctoral and graduate students who are potentially less exposed to understanding the pivotal role of statistics.

  • Enables non-statisticians to better understand research processes and statistics’ role in these processes
  • Offers real-life case studies and provides a practical, “how to” guide to biomedical R & D
  • Delineates the statistical building blocks and concepts of clinical trials
  • Promotes effective cooperation between statisticians and important other parties

Exploring Monte Carlo methods

Authors William L. Dunn, J. Kenneth Shultis
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Exploring Monte Carlo Methods is a basic text that describes the numerical methods that have come to be known as “Monte Carlo.” The book treats the subject generically through the first eight chapters and, thus, should be of use to anyone who wants to learn to use Monte Carlo. The next two chapters focus on applications in nuclear engineering, which are illustrative of uses in other fields. Five appendices are included, which provide useful information on probability distributions, general-purpose Monte Carlo codes for radiation transport, and other matters. The famous “Buffon’s needle problem” provides a unifying theme as it is repeatedly used to illustrate many features of Monte Carlo methods.

This book provides the basic detail necessary to learn how to apply Monte Carlo methods and thus should be useful as a text book for undergraduate or graduate courses in numerical methods. It is written so that interested readers with only an understanding of calculus and differential equations can learn Monte Carlo on their own. Coverage of topics such as variance reduction, pseudo-random number generation, Markov chain Monte Carlo, inverse Monte Carlo, and linear operator equations will make the book useful even to experienced Monte Carlo practitioners.

  • Provides a concise treatment of generic Monte Carlo methods
  • Proofs for each chapter
  • Appendixes include Certain mathematical functions; Bose Einstein functions, Fermi Dirac functions, Watson functions

Stochastic transport in complex systems : from molecules to vehicles

Authors Andreas Schadschneider, Debashish Chowdhury, Katsuhiro Nishinari
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Oxford
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Elsevier

The first part of the book provides a pedagogical introduction to the physics of complex systems driven far from equilibrium. In this part we discuss the basic concepts and theoretical techniques which are commonly used to study classical stochastic transport in systems of interacting driven particles. The analytical techniques include mean-field theories, matrix product ansatz, renormalization group, etc. and the numerical methods are mostly based on computer simulations. In the second part of the book these concepts and techniques are applied not only to vehicular traffic but also to transport and traffic-like phenomena in living systems ranging from collective movements of social insects (for example, ants) on trails to intracellular molecular motor transport. These demonstrate the conceptual unity of the fundamental principles underlying the apparent diversity of the systems and the utility of the theoretical toolbox of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics in interdisciplinary research far beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries of physics.

  • Leading industry experts provide a broad overview of the interdisciplinary nature of physics
  • Presents unified descriptions of intracellular, ant, and vehicular traffic from a physics point of view
  • Applies theoretical methods in practical everyday situations
  • Reference and guide for physicists, engineers and graduate students

Deep-sea sediments

Editors Heiko Hüneke and Thierry Mulder
Place of Publication Burlington
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier Science

The book Deep-Sea Sediments focuses on the sedimentary processes operating within the various modern and ancient deep-sea environments. The individual chapters track the way of sedimentary particles from continental erosion or production in the marine realm, to transport into the deep sea, to final deposition on the sea floor. The sedimentary processes cover several types of sediment gravity flow and contour currents, pelagic settling and hemipelagic advection, planktic and benthic bioproductivity, and volcanoclastic sedimentation. In addition, the relationships between depositional environment and endobenthic organisms, as well as early diagenetic processes at and within the deep-sea floor are dealt with. Facies models of the wide range of depositional products hold the key for a process-related interpretation of ancient deposits. Changes in sea-water chemistry, major innovations in organism evolution, and changes in external controls on sedimentation and productivity are discussed in the context of overarching trends in ocean history.

Deep-sea sediments are not only of interest because of the numerous interacting processes involved in their formation, but they represent also a nearly inexhaustible archive of long-term climatic changes. Consequently, the book also includes an introduction to the climatic interpretation of the various proxies that reveal global changes during the Mesozoic greenhouse and Neogene icehouse conditions. In order to address the specific interest of the oil and gas industry in deep-water sediments, the investigation techniques that are applied in this context and the methods to predict both the occurrences and the characteristics of hydrocarbon reservoirs, are included as well.

  • Examines the rapidly evolving field of deep-sea sedimentary research
  • Focuses on sedimentary and diagenetic processes, with theory and case histories
  • Covers the climate record, hydrocarbon reservoirs, and other topics of interest
  • Features a multimedia component with colour versions of figures

 

Mar 2

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal

Elementary Survey Sampling

Authors Richard L. Scheaffer … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

ELEMENTARY SURVEY SAMPLING is an engaging and practical introduction to survey sampling. The book begins with real-world scenarios and uses easy-to-understand formulas, methodologies, and concepts to show how sample surveys are used in a wide variety of situations.

Engineering Fundamentals : An Introduction to Engineering, 4th ed.

Author Saeed Moaveni
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Cengage Learning,

Specifically designed as an introduction to the exciting world of engineering, ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING encourages students to become engineers and prepares them with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles and physical laws. The book begins with a discovery of what engineers do as well as an inside look into the various areas of specialization. An explanation on good study habits and what it takes to succeed is included as well as an introduction to design and problem solving, communication, and ethics. Once this foundation is established, the book moves on to the basic physical concepts and laws that students will encounter regularly. The framework of this text teaches students that engineers apply physical and chemical laws and principles as well as mathematics to design, test, and supervise the production of millions of parts, products, and services that people use every day. By gaining problem solving skills and an understanding of fundamental principles, students are on their way to becoming analytical, detail-oriented, and creative engineers.

Using AutoCAD 2011
(ES 1)

Author Ralph Grabowski
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Delmar, Cengage Learning

Thoroughly updated to AutoCAD 2011 this easy-to-understand essentials edition covers all aspects of AutoCAD fundamentals, from an introduction to computer hardware and AutoCAD software to learning to draw with objects, direct editing of objects, and plotting. Industry veteran Ralph Grabowski uses his step-by-step tutorials which speeds the process of learning the commands required for 2D drafting of single drawings. Using AutoCAD 2011 leads users quickly to proficiency utilizing the most current design capabilities of the software.

Applying AutoCAD 2011
(ES 1)

Author Terry T. Wohlers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Applying AutoCAD 2011 has been updated to accompany the new version of the AutoCAD software, which includes some useful features for both 3D modeling and 2D documentation. Some of these features include: 3D Mesh Modeling — A 3D mesh is a new type of object that can be reshaped by pushing or pulling on its surface. The object can be converted to a 3D solid. 2D Parametric Design — Geometric constraints between 2D objects are now available, which means it is possible to force lines to be parallel or perpendicular to one another. Dimensional constraints allow control of a dimension based on a rule or a formula. In addition, the text reflects changes to the user interface, which has been redesigned to make some of the options more interactive and context-sensitive. The book retains its easy to follow step-by-step format

Geometry & Symmetry

Authors L. Christine Kinsey, Teresa E. Moore, Efstratios Prassidis
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher John Wiley & Sons,

This new book helps students gain an appreciation of geometry and its importance in the history and development of mathematics. The material is presented in three parts. The first is devoted to Euclidean geometry. The second covers non-Euclidean geometry. The last part explores symmetry. Exercises and activities are interwoven with the text to enable them to explore geometry. The activities take advantage of geometric software so they’ll gain a better understanding of its capabilities. Mathematics teachers will be able to use this material to create exciting and engaging projects in the classroom.

 

Recommended By Dr. Aura C. Matias

Technical Drawing and Engineering Communication, 6th ed.

Authors David L. Goetsch … [et al.]
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Delmar

Develop the drawing skills you need for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design with this comprehensive, widely successful book, now in its 6th edition! Technical Drawing and Engineering Communication, 6E offers readers the “total technical drawing experience,” with coverage that spans from basic to advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology. It provides a fundamental exposure to design and visualization for computer modeling, while still presenting thorough coverage of more traditional methods of technical drawing. With revisions that reflect the very latest information on CAD, GIS, the Internet, ISO 9000, and solid modeling, this book is a valuable resource, with applications to various drafting disciplines.

Recommended By Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling

Environmental Impact Assessment : A Guide to Best Professional Practices
(EnE 280)

Authors Charles H. Eccleston
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

Under the best of circumstances, preparing an environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be a complex and challenging task. Experience indicates that the scope and quality of such analyses varies widely throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Written to help practitioners and decision-makers apply best professional practices in the development of EIAs, Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Best Professional Practices provides an in depth, yet practical direction for developing a defensible analysis that meets best professional practices.

The book describes preparation of five distinct types of assessments:

  • Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA)
  • Preparing Greenhouse Emission Assessments
  • Preparing Risk Assessments and Accident Analyses
  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and Environmental Justice
  • The International Environmental Impact Assessment Process Guiding Principles

Waste-Water Engineering
(EnE 212)

Authors R. Parker … [et al.]
Place of Publication Penjuru Close, Singapore
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Alkem Company

Importance of water to the existence of human life is next to air. Human settlements, towns and cities are dependent upon the continuous supply of water from different sources. Water exists in all the three forms—solid, liquid and gas—and all the three forms are important to humans as well as all the biological systems. This edition discusses importance, properties and uses of water, along with quality, sources and classification. Conveyance of water, quality, and waste-water treatment are the topics focussed upon. Besides filtration, both physical and chemical operations have been discussed thoroughly. Water transmission and distribution systems have been discussed. Biological waste treatment, residual management, treatment of sewage, along with systems for resource and energy and connected microbiology have been described. Separate chapters have been included to cover hydraulics and use of computers in waste-water technology. Appendices and glossary at the end of the text provide a quick reference to the readers. This book is a complete treatise on water processing techniques including recycling and reuse of waste-water, making it an essential reading for all students and teachers of graduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, environment, life sciences, water technology and concerned industrial applications

Water and Wastewater Engineering : Design Principles and Practice
(EnE 210)

Author Mackenzie L. Davis
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Water and Wastewater Engineering integrates theory and design. Fundamental environmental engineering principles are used as the foundation for rigorous design of conventional and advanced water and wastewater treatment processes. Reverse osmosis, membrane filtration, UV disinfection, biological nutrient removal and membrane bioreactors represent a small sample of the processes included.Water and Wastewater Engineeringfollows the flow of water through a water treatment plant and the flow of wastewater through a wastewater treatment plant. The design of unit water treatment processes includes coagulation/flocculation, softening, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, sedimentation, granular filtration, membrane filtration, disinfection, and residuals management. In a similar fashion, the design of unit wastewater processes follows the flow of wastewater through a plant. The design of unit wastewater treatment processes includes preliminary treatment, primary treatment, suspended growth secondary treatment including biological nutrient removal, and membrane biological reactors. Residuals management includes applicable methods to meet the 503 rules. The text includes include appropriate regulatory constraints and highlights safety issues. Hints from the field bring to the student real-life experience in solving technical issues.Recommended By Prof. Joseph Gerard T. Reyes

Automotive Engines : Diagnosis, Repair and Rebuilding, 6th ed.
(ME 165)

Author Tim Gilles
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES: DIAGNOSIS, REPAIR, REBUILDING  is an ideal book to build readers’ technical expertise and critical thinking skills, while providing them with information on current industry trends and concerns. It contains updated, accurate, and comprehensive information on what is needed to diagnose, repair, and rebuild automotive engines. This revised addition includes an enhanced chapter on engine diagnosis and updated information on four-valve-per-cylinder engines, camshaft timing, variable valve timing, and high performance engines.

Industrial motor control, 6th ed.
(ME 177, ME 192)

Authors Stephen L. Herman
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

The new and updated 6th edition of Industrial Motor Control is the most comprehensive revision of the book since it was published over 20 years ago. With crucial, up-to-date information on basic relay control systems, programmable logic controllers, and solid state devices commonly found in an industrial setting, this book is a must have. It presents easy-to-follow instructions and the essential information for controlling industrial motors, along with commonly used devices in contemporary industrial settings. Coverage is thorough in scope, successfully bridging the gap between industrial maintenance and instrumentation. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of the operation of variable frequency drives, solid state relays, and other applications that employ electronic devices.
Precision Machining Technology
(ME 136)

Authors Peter J. Hoffman … [et al.]
Place of Publication Clifton Park, NY
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY has been carefully written to align with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard and to support achievement of NIMS credentials. This new text carries NIMS’ exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Level I Programs. It’s the ideal way to introduce students to the excitement of today’s machine tool industry and provide a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills needed for successful 21st Century careers. With an emphasis on safety throughout, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY offers a fresh view of the role of modern machining in today’s economic environment. The text covers such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. The companion Workbook/Shop Manual contains helpful review material to ensure that readers have mastered key concepts and provides guided practice operations and projects on a wide range of machine tools that will enhance their NIMS credentialing success.

Recommended By Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona


Mechanical Vibrations : Theory and Applications
(ME 143)

Author S. Graham Kelly
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Applications takes an applications-based approach at teaching students to apply previously learned engineering principles while laying a foundation for engineering design. This text provides a brief review of the principles of dynamics so that terminology and notation are consistent and applies these principles to derive mathematical models of dynamic mechanical systems. The methods of application of these principles are consistent with popular Dynamics texts. Numerous pedagogical features have been included in the text in order to aid the student with comprehension and retention. These include the development of three benchmark problems which are revisited in each chapter, creating a coherent chain linking all chapters in the book. Also included are learning outcomes, summaries of key concepts including important equations and formulae, fully solved examples with an emphasis on real world examples, as well as an extensive exercise set including objective-type questions.

Heat Pipe Design and Technology : A Practical Approach
(ME 164)

Author Bahman Zohuri
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

With its unique ability to transfer heat over large distances with minimal loss, the heat pipe has emerged as a proven environmentally friendly, energy-saving solution for passive thermal control. However, until recently, the high cost and complex construction use of these marvelous mechanisms has generally limited their use to space technology.

Written by a former senior chief scientist at Lockheed who has also worked for Westinghouse and the U.S Air Force, Heat Pipe Design and Technology: A Practical Approach provides a practical study of modern heat pipe engineering in nuclear and solar energy applications, discussing how it can be optimized and made more cost-effective for use on a wider scale. An introduction to operational and design principles, this book explores the use of heat pipes, particularly in high-heat flux applications and in situations in which there is any combination of non-uniform heat loading, limited airflow over the heat generating components, and space or weight constraints. It also discusses design and application of self-controlled, variable-conductance heat pipes for thermal control in spacecraft.

Principles of Heat Transfer, in SI units, 7th ed.
(ME 164)

Authors Frank Kreith, Raj M. Manglik, Mark S. Bohn
Place of Publication Stanford, CT
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Cengage Learning

PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER was first published in 1959, and since then it has grown to be considered a classic within the field, setting the standards for coverage and organization within all other Heat Transfer texts. The book is designed for a one-semester course in heat transfer at the junior or senior level, however, flexibility in pedagogy has been provided. Following several recommendations of the ASME Committee on Heat Transfer Education, Kreith, Manglik, and Bohn present relevant and stimulating content in this fresh and comprehensive approach to heat transfer, acknowledging that in today’s world classical mathematical solutions to heat transfer problems are often less influential than computational analysis. This acknowledgement is met with the emphasize that students must still learn to appreciate both the physics and the elegance of simple mathematics in addressing complex phenomena, aiming at presenting the principles of heat transfer both within the framework of classical mathematics and empirical correlations.

Recommended By Inst. Brian Alamani

Conjugate problems in convective heat transfer
(ChE 131, ChE 133)

Authors Abram S. Dorfman
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Illustrates Calculations Using Machine and Technological Processes

The conjugate heat transfer (CHT) problem addresses the thermal interaction between a body and fluid flowing over or through it. This is an essential consideration in nature and different areas of engineering, including mechanics, aerospace, nuclear engineering, biology, and meteorology. Advanced conjugate modeling of the heat transfer process is now used extensively in a wide range of applications.

Conjugate Problems in Convective Heat Transfer addresses the latest theory, methods, and applications associated with both analytical and numerical methods of solution CHT problems and their exact and approximate solutions. It demonstrates how the true value of a CHT solution is derived by applying these solutions to contemporary engineering design analysis. Assembling cutting-edge information on modern modeling from more than 200 publications, this book presents more than 100 example applications in thermal treatment materials, machinery operation, and technological processes. Creating a practical review of current CHT development, the author includes methods associated with estimating heat transfer, particularly that from arbitrary non-isothermal surfaces in both laminar and turbulent flows.

Harnesses the Modeling Power of CHT

Unique in its consistent compilation and application of current knowledge, this book presents advanced CHT analysis as a powerful tool for modeling various device operations and technological processes, from relatively simple procedures to complex multistage, nonlinear processes.

Recommended By Dr. Menandro S. Berana & Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona

Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering, 2nd ed.
(ME 267, ME 268)
Authors Kalyan Annamalai, Ishwar K. Puri, Milind A. Jog
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

Importance of water to the existence of human life is next to air. Human settlements, towns and cities are dependent upon the continuous supply of water from different sources. Water exists in all the three forms—solid, liquid and gas—and all the three forms are important to humans as well as all the biological systems. This edition discusses importance, properties and uses of water, along with quality, sources and classification. Conveyance of water, quality, and waste-water treatment are the topics focussed upon. Besides filtration, both physical and chemical operations have been discussed thoroughly. Water transmission and distribution systems have been discussed. Biological waste treatment, residual management, treatment of sewage, along with systems for resource and energy and connected microbiology have been described. Separate chapters have been included to cover hydraulics and use of computers in waste-water technology. Appendices and glossary at the end of the text provide a quick reference to the readers. This book is a complete treatise on water processing techniques including recycling and reuse of waste-water, making it an essential reading for all students and teachers of graduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, environment, life sciences, water technology and concerned industrial applications

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