Apr 30


Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication April-May-June 2012
Publisher AMT Europe


JCS Japan

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

JCS Japan

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication April 2012
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication May 2012
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest


Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 179, no. 17 : April 30, 2012
Publisher Time Asia



Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 179, no. 14 : April 9, 2012
Publisher Time Asia



Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 179, no. 15 : April 16, 2012
Publisher Time Asia



Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 179, No. 16 : April 23, 2012
Publisher Time Asia Limited



Apr 27


MSDN-February 2012 National Geographic-Apr 2012
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Apr 24


The control handbook, 2nd ed.

Editor William S. Levine
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.; London
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC; Taylor & Francis

At publication, The Control Handbook immediately became the definitive resource that engineers working with modern control systems required. Among its many accolades, that first edition was cited by the AAP as the Best Engineering Handbook of 1996.

Now, 15 years later, William Levine has once again compiled the most comprehensive and authoritative resource on control engineering. He has fully reorganized the text to reflect the technical advances achieved since the last edition and has expanded its contents to include the multidisciplinary perspective that is making control engineering a critical component in so many fields.

Now expanded from one to three volumes, The Control Handbook, Second Edition brilliantly organizes cutting-edge contributions from more than 200 leading experts representing every corner of the globe.

The first volume, Control System Fundamentals, offers an overview for those new to the field but is also of great value to those across any number of fields whose work is reliant on but not exclusively dedicated to control systems. Covering mathematical fundamentals, defining principles, and basic system approaches, this volume —

  • Details essential background, including transforms and complex variables
  • Includes mathematical and graphical models used for dynamical systems
  • Covers analysis and design methods and stability testing for continuous-time systems
  • Delves into digital control and discrete-time systems, including real-time software for implementing feedback control and programmable controllers
  • Analyzes design methods for nonlinear systems.

The second volume, Control System Applications, includes 35 entirely new applications organized by subject area. Covering the design and use of control systems, this volume includes applications for:

  • Automobiles, including PEM fuel cells
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial control of machines and processes
  • Biomedical uses, including robotic surgery and drug discovery and development
  • Electronics and communication networks

Other applications are included in a section that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of control system work. These include applications for the construction of financial portfolios, earthquake response control for civil structures, quantum estimation and control, and the modeling and control of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

The third volume, Control System Advanced Methods, includes design and analysis methods for MIMO linear and LTI systems, Kalman filters and observers, hybrid systems, and nonlinear systems. It also covers advanced considerations regarding —

  • Stability
  • Adaptive controls
  • System identification
  • Stochastic control
  • Control of distributed parameter systems
  • Networks and networked controls

As with the first edition, the new edition not only stands as a record of accomplishment in control engineering but provides researchers with the means to make further advances.

Power electronics and motor drives, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EE 240, EE 241, EE 242)

Editors Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that will help industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components.

Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Power Electronics and Motor Drives facilitates a necessary shift from low-power electronics to the high-power varieties used to control electromechanical systems and other industrial applications.

This volume of the handbook:

  • Focuses on special high-power semiconductor devices
  • Describes various electrical machines and motors, their principles of operation, and their limitations
  • Covers power conversion and the high-efficiency devices that perform the necessary switchover between AC and DC
  •  Explores very specialized electronic circuits for the efficient control of electric motors
  • Details other applications of power electronics, aside from electric motors—including lighting, renewable energy conversion, and automotive electronics
  • Addresses power electronics used in very-high-power electrical systems to transmit energy.

Handbook of research on secure multimedia distribution
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rhandley Cajote

Editors Shiguo Lian and Yan Zhang
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

New technologies and concepts are constantly being developed within multimedia distribution. In such an ever-evolving environment, academicians, researchers, and professionals of this discipline need access to the most current information about the concepts, issues, trends, and technologies in this emerging field.

The Handbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution provides the latest research on secure multimedia content distribution, embracing a wide variety of aspects and providing a scientifically and scholarly sound treatment of state-of-the-art techniques to students, researchers, and academicians interested or involved in the study, research, use, design, and development of techniques related to multimedia distribution. This title offers: 27 authoritative contributions by over 55 of the world’s leading experts on secure multimedia distribution from 17 countries; comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field; more than 960 references to existing literature and research on secure multimedia distribution; a compendium of over 225 key terms with detailed definitions. This title is organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals. It features cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to secure multimedia distribution and free institution-wide access to the online version with the purchase of the print publication.

Power electronics handbook : devices, circuits and applications handbook, 3rd ed.

Editor Muhammad H. Rashid
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier

Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. It has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications.

Designed to appeal to a new generation of engineering professionals, Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd Edition features four new chapters covering renewable energy, energy transmission, energy storage, as well as an introduction to Distributed and Cogeneration (DCG) technology, including gas turbines, gensets, microturbines, wind turbines, variable speed generators, photovoltaics and fuel cells, has been gaining momentum for quite some time now.smart grid technology. With this book readers should be able to provide technical design leadership on assigned power electronics design projects and lead the design from the concept to production involving significant scope and complexity.

  • Contains 45 chapters covering all aspects of power electronics and its applications
  • Three new chapters now including coverage Energy Sources, Energy Storage and Electric Power Transmission
  • Contributions from more than fifty leading experts spanning twelve different countries
Apr 24


Problem solving, abstraction and design using C++, 6th ed.

Authors Frank L. Friedman, Elliot B. Koffman
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson

Problem Solving, Abstraction, and Design Using C++ presents and reinforces basic principles of software engineering design and object-oriented programming concepts while introducing the C++ programming language. The hallmark feature of this book is the Software Development Method that is introduced in the first chapter and carried throughout in the case studies presented.


Foundations of GTK+ development
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza (EEE 13)

Author Andrew Krause
Place of Publication Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Apress

GTK+ is one of the most influential graphical toolkits for the Linux operating system. It is the technology upon which the GNOME and XFCE desktop environments are based, and its crucial to have clear understanding of its complexities to build even a simple Linux desktop application. Foundations of GTK+ Development guides you through these complexities, laying the foundation that will allow you to cross from novice to professional.

Foundations of GTK+ Development is aimed at C programmers and presents numerous real-life examples that you can immediately put to use in your projects. Some familiarity with C programming is assumed, as the book delves into new topics from the beginning. Topics like object inheritance are covered early on to allow for complete understanding of code examples later. And the provided examples are real-life situations that can help you get a head start on your own applications.


An introduction to parallel programming
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (CoE 113, CoE 198)

Author Peter S. Pacheco
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Author Peter Pacheco uses a tutorial approach to show students how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP. The first undergraduate text to directly address compiling and running parallel programs on the new multi-core and cluster architecture, An Introduction to Parallel Programming explains how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs. User-friendly exercises teach students how to compile, run and modify example programs.

Key features:

  • Takes a tutorial approach, starting with small programming examples and building progressively to more challenging examples
  • Focuses on designing, debugging and evaluating the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs
  • Explains how to develop parallel programs using MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP programming models


Java programming : from problem analysis to program design, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 11, CS 12)

Author D.S. Malik
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Course Technology/Thomson Learning

Designed for a first Computer Science (CS1) Java course, Java Programming : From Problem Analysis to Program Design 5e will motivate readers while building a cornerstone for the Computer Science curriculum. With a focus on readers’ learning, this text approaches programming using the latest version of Java, and includes updated programming exercises and programs. The engaging and clear-cut writing style will help readers learn key concepts through concise explanations and practice in this complex and powerful language.


Java programming, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 11, CS 12)

Author Joyce Farell
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Course Technology Cengage Learning

Java Programming, Sixth Edition provides the beginning programmer with a guide to developing applications using the Java programming language. Java is popular among professional programmers because it can be used to build visually interesting GUI and Web-based applications. Java also provides an excellent environment for the beginning programmer – students can quickly build useful programs while learning the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques.


Recommended By Dr. Susan P. Festin

Software engineering reviews and audits
(CS 260, CS 192)

Author Boyd L. Summers
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press/Auerbach Publications

Accurate software engineering reviews and audits have become essential to the success of software companies and military and aerospace programs. These reviews and audits define the framework and specific requirements for verifying software development efforts.
Authored by an industry professional with three decades of experience, Software Engineering Reviews and Audits offers authoritative guidance for conducting and performing software first article inspections, and functional and physical configuration software audits. It prepares readers to answer common questions for conducting and performing software reviews and audits, such as: What is required, who needs to participate, and how do we ensure success in all specified requirements in test and released configuration baselines?

Complete with resource-rich appendices, this concise guide will help you:

  • Conduct effective and efficient software reviews and audits
  • Understand how to structure the software development life cycle
  • Review software designs and testing plans properly
  • Access best methods for reviews and audits
  • Achieve compliance with mandatory and contractual software requirements

The author includes checklists, sample forms, and a glossary of industry terms and acronyms to help ensure formal audits are successful the first time around. The contents of the text will help you maintain a professional setting where software is developed for profit, increase service quality, generate cost reductions, and improve individual and team efforts.


Security+ guide to network security fundamentals, 3rd ed.
(CS 253)

Author Mark Ciampa
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Now in its third edition, the best-selling Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals provides the most up-to-date industry information, reflecting the changes in security that have occurred since the most recent CompTIA Security+ objectives were created. The book covers all of the new CompTIA Security+ 2008 exam objectives and maps to the new Security+ 2008 exam. This updated edition features many all-new topics, including topics new to the CompTIA exams like cross site scripting, SQL injection, rootkits, and virtualization, as well as topics of increasing importance in the industry as a whole, like the latest breeds of attackers, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, and Microsoft Windows Vista security.

Apr 24


Recommended By Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

LTE, the UMTS long term evolution: from theory to practice
(ECE 198)

Authors Stefania Sesia, Issam Toufik, Matthew Baker
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

LTE – The UMTS Long Term Evolution: From Theory to Practice provides the reader with a comprehensive system-level understanding of LTE, built on explanations of the theories which underlie it. The book is the product of a collaborative effort of key experts representing a wide range of companies actively participating in the development of LTE, as well as academia. This gives the book a broad, balanced and reliable perspective on this important technology. Lucid yet thorough, the book devotes particular effort to explaining the theoretical concepts in an accessible way, while retaining scientific rigour. It highlights practical implications and draws comparisons with the well-known WCDMA/HSPA standards. The authors not only pay special attention to the physical layer, giving insight into the fundamental concepts of OFDMA, SC-FDMA and MIMO, but also cover the higher protocol layers and system architecture to enable the reader to gain an overall understanding of the system.

Key Features:

  • Draws on the breadth of experience of a wide range of key experts from both industry and academia, giving the book a balanced and broad perspective on LTE
  • Provides a detailed description and analysis of the complete LTE system, especially the ground-breaking new physical layer
  • Offers a solid treatment of the underlying advances in fundamental communications and information theory on which LTE is based
  • Addresses practical issues and implementation challenges related to the deployment of LTE as a cellular system
  • Includes an accompanying website containing a complete list of acronyms related to LTE, with a brief description of each (http://www.wiley.com/go/sesia_theumts)

This book is an invaluable reference for all research and development engineers involved in LTE implementation, as well as graduate and PhD students in wireless communications. Network operators, service providers and R&D managers will also find this book insightful.


Introduction to digital filters: with audio applications.

Author Julius O. Smith III
Place of Publication [S.I.]
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher W3K

A digital filter can be pictured as a “black box” that accepts a sequence of numbers and emits a new sequence of numbers. In digital audio signal processing applications, such number sequences usually represent sounds. For example, digital filters are used to implement graphic equalizers and other digital audio effects. This book is a gentle introduction to digital filters, including mathematical theory, illustrative examples, some audio applications, and useful software starting points. The theory treatment begins at the high-school level, and covers fundamental concepts in linear systems theory and digital filter analysis. Various “small” digital filters are analyzed as examples, particularly those commonly used in audio applications. Matlab programming examples are emphasized for illustrating the use and development of digital filters in practice.

Principles of digital audio, 6th ed.
(EE 221)

Author Ken C. Pohlmann
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This definitive text provides comprehensive coverage of today’s leading digital audio technologies as well as a thorough survey of fundamentals and theory. Written by well-known audio engineering expert and best-selling author Ken Pohlmann, four previous editions have been valued for their clear explanations and have been widely used as college texts and professional references. The fifth edition of Principles of Digital Audio has been extensively updated and revised to reflect ongoing widespread changes in the audio industry.

Beginning with an in-depth discussion of digital audio recording and reproduction, the text then details perceptual low bit-rate coding, CD and DVD disc formats, digital audio broadcasting, internet and network audio, and DSP. From the basic theory to the latest technological advancements, Principles of Digital Audio completely covers this multifaceted field, including topics such as:

  • MP3, AAC, and Dolby Digital audio coding
  • DVD playback and recording formats
  • PC-based desktop audio systems
  • 5.1-channel surround-sound coding
  • HD Radio and satellite radio
  • Music downloading and streaming
  • Digital signal processing

Physical audio signal processing for virtual musical instruments and digital audio effects

Author Julius O. Smith III
Place of Publication [Stanford?]
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher W3K Publishing

This book describes signal-processing models and methods that are used in constructing virtual musical instruments and audio effects. Specific topics considered include delay effects such as phasing, flanging, the Leslie effect, and artificial reverberation; virtual acoustic musical instruments such as guitars, pianos, bowed strings, woodwinds, and brasses; and various component technologies such as digital waveguide modeling, wave digital modeling, commuted synthesis, resonator factoring, feedback delay networks, digital interpolation, Doppler simulation, nonlinear elements, finite difference schemes, passive signal processing, and associated software.

Recommended By Prof. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Grid converters for photovoltaic and wind power systems.

Authors Remus Teodorescu, Marco Liserre, Pedro Rodriguez
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Grid converters are the key player in renewable energy integration. The high penetration of renewable energy systems is calling for new more stringent grid requirements. As a consequence, the grid converters should be able to exhibit advanced functions like: dynamic control of active and reactive power, operation within a wide range of voltage and frequency, voltage ride-through capability, reactive current injection during faults, grid services support.

This book explains the topologies, modulation and control of grid converters for both photovoltaic and wind power applications. In addition to power electronics, this book focuses on the specific applications in photovoltaic wind power systems where grid condition is an essential factor.
With a review of the most recent grid requirements for photovoltaic and wind power systems, the book discusses these other relevant issues:

  • modern grid inverter topologies for photovoltaic and wind turbines
  • islanding detection methods for photovoltaic systems
  • synchronization techniques based on second order generalized integrators (SOGI)
  • advanced synchronization techniques with robust operation under grid unbalance condition grid filter design and active damping techniques
  • power control under grid fault conditions, considering both positive and negative sequences

Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems is intended as a coursebook for graduated students with a background in electrical engineering and also for professionals in the evolving renewable energy industry.

Electric distribution systems

Authors Abdelhay A. Sallam, Om P. Malik
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-IEEE Press

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of electric distribution systems. Few books cover specific topics in more depth and there is hardly any book that deals with the key topics of interest to distribution system engineers. The book introduces these topics from two points of view:

  1. The practical point of view by providing practical examples and the problems which can be solved.
  2. The academic point of view where the analysis and various techniques used for distribution system planning are explained.

The most outstanding feature of this book is a combination of practical and academic explanation of its contents. Another outstanding feature is a collection of the traditional and current topics of distribution systems condensed into one book.

The reader will gain an understanding of distribution systems from both practical and academic aspects, will be able to outline and design a distribution system for specific loads, cities, zones, etc.. Readers will also be able to recognize the problems which may occur during the operation of distribution systems and be able to propose solutions for these problems.

Recommended By Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

PSPICE and MATLAB for electronics: an integrated approach, 2nd ed.
(EE 241, EEE 53)

Author John Okyere Attia
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Used collectively, PSPICE and MATLAB® are unsurpassed for circuit modeling and data analysis. PSPICE can perform DC, AC, transient, Fourier, temperature, and Monte Carlo analysis of electronic circuits with device models and subsystem subcircuits. MATLAB can then carry out calculations of device parameters, curve fitting, numerical integration, numerical differentiation, statistical analysis, and two- and three-dimensional plots. PSPICE and MATLAB® for Electronics: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition illustrates how to use the strong features of PSPICE and the powerful functions of MATLAB for electronic circuit analysis.

After introducing the basic commands and advanced features of PSPICE as well as ORCAD schematics, the author discusses MATLAB fundamentals and functions. He then describes applications of PSPICE and MATLAB for problem solving. Applications covered include diodes, operational amplifiers, and transistor circuits.

New to the Second Edition

  • Updated MATLAB topics
  • Schematic capture and text-based PSPICE netlists in several chapters
  • New chapter on PSPICE simulation using the ORCAD schematic capture program
  • New examples and problems, along with a revised bibliography in each chapter

This second edition continues to provide an introduction to PSPICE and a simple, hands-on overview of MATLAB. It also demonstrates the combined power of PSPICE and MATLAB for solving electronics problems. The book encourages readers to explore the characteristics of semiconductor devices using PSPICE and MATLAB and apply the two software packages for analyzing electronic circuits and systems.

Recommended By Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Computer systems: an integrated approach to architecture and operating systems
(EEE 105, CoE 113)

Authors Umakishore Ramachandran, William D. Leahy
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson

In the early days of computing, hardware and software systems were designed separately. Today, as multicore systems predominate, this separation is becoming impractical. Computer Systems examines the key elements of all computer systems using an integrated approach that treats hardware and software as part of the same, larger system. Students gain important insights into the interplay between hardware and software and leave the course with a better understanding of a modern computer system.

Apr 23


Programming languages: principles and practice, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Festin; Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (CS 150, CoE 115, EEE 115)

Authors Kenneth C. Louden and Kenneth A. Lambert
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Course Technology

Kenneth Louden and Kenneth Lambert’s new edition of Programming Languages: Principles and Practice, 3E gives advanced undergraduate students an overview of programming languages through general principles combined with details about many modern languages. Major languages used in this edition include C, C++, Smalltalk, Java, Ada, ML, Haskell, Scheme, and Prolog; many other languages are discussed more briefly. The text also contains extensive coverage of implementation issues, the theoretical foundations of programming languages, and a large number of exercises, making it the perfect bridge to compiler courses and to the theoretical study of programming languages.

GPU computing gems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (EE 300)

Editor Wen-Mei W. Hwu
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Elsevier

Graphics processing units (GPUs) can do much more than render graphics. Scientists and researchers increasingly look to GPUs to improve the efficiency and performance of computationally-intensive experiments across a range of disciplines.

GPU Computing Gems: Emerald Edition brings their techniques to you, showcasing GPU-based solutions including:

  • Black hole simulations with CUDA
  • GPU-accelerated computation and interactive display of molecular orbitals
  • Temporal data mining for neuroscience
  • GPU -based parallelization for fast circuit optimization
  • Fast graph cuts for computer vision
  • Real-time stereo on GPGPU using progressive multi-resolution adaptive windows
  • GPU image demosaicing
  • Tomographic image reconstruction from unordered lines with CUDA
  • Medical image processing using GPU -accelerated ITK image filters
  •  41 more chapters of innovative GPU computing ideas, written to be accessible to researchers from any domain

GPU Computing Gems: Emerald Edition is the first volume in Morgan Kaufmann’s Applications of GPU Computing Series, offering the latest insights and research in computer vision, electronic design automation, emerging data-intensive applications, life sciences, medical imaging, ray tracing and rendering, scientific simulation, signal and audio processing, statistical modeling, and video / image processing.

Computer organization and embedded systems, 6th ed.
(CoE 23, CoE 115, EEE 9, EEE 51, EEE 105)

Authors Carl Hamacher … [et. al]
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The sixth edition of this book covers the key topics in computer organization and embedded systems. It presents hardware design principles and shows how hardware design is influenced by the requirements of software. This book is suitable for undergraduate electrical and computer engineering majors and computer science specialists. It is intended for a first course in computer organization and embedded systems.

Engineering circuit analysis, 10th ed.
(EEE 3, EEE 33)

Author J. David Irwin
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Engineering Circuit Analysis has long been regarded as the most dependable textbook for students otherwise intimidated by the subject matter. With this new 10th edition, Irwin and Nelms continue to develop the most complete set of pedagogical tools available which provides the highest level of support for students entering into this complex subject.

Irwin and Nelms’ trademark student-centered learning design focuses on helping students “complete the connection” between theory and practice. This theme starts with chapter openers that include specific learning objectives for the chapter, around which all chapter content is structured. All key concepts are described in text, illustrated with solved example problems, and then followed by Learning Assessments, which are similar problems with the answer given, but not the solution. Students can then ‘complete the connection’ by solving an algorithmic variation of that. Further end-of-chapter problems gradually raise the level of complexity. All learning modules include reading quiz questions in WileyPLUS, so faculty can identify gaps in student learning and students can measure their understanding of the material.

Real sound synthesis for interactive applications, 2002.
(Recommended by Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara)

Author Perry R. Cook
Place of Publication Natick, Mass.
Date of Publication 2002
Publisher A K Peters

Virtual environments such as games and animated and “real” movies require realistic sound effects that can be integrated by computer synthesis. The book emphasizes physical modeling of sound and focuses on real-world interactive sound effects. It is intended for game developers, graphics programmers, developers of virtual reality systems and training simulators, and others who want to learn about computational sound. It is written at an introductory level with mathematical foundations provided in appendices.

Switchmode power supply handbook, 3rd ed.
(EE 197, EEE 190)

Author Keith H. Billings
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill Professional

Covering the latest developments and techniques, Switchmode Power Supply Handbook, 3rd ed. is a thorough revision of the industry-leading resource for power supply designers. New design methods required for powering small, high-performance electronic devices are presented. Based on the authors’ decades of experience, the book is filled with real-world solutions and many nomograms, and features simplified theory and mathematical analysis.

This comprehensive volume explains common requirements for direct operation from the AC line supply and discusses design, theory, and practice. Engineering requirements of switchmode systems and recommendations for active power factor correction are included. This practical guide provides you with a working knowledge of the latest topologies along with step-by-step approaches to component decisions to achieve reliable and cost-effective power supply designs.
Switchmode Power Supply Handbook, 3rd ed. covers:

  • Functional requirements of direct off-line switchmode power supplies
  • Power components selection and transformer designs for converter circuits
  • Transformer, choke, and thermal design
  • Input filters, RFI control, snubber circuits, and auxiliary systems
  • Active power factor correction system design
  • Worked examples of would components
  • Examples of fully resonant and quasi-resonant systems
  • A resonant inverter fluorescent ballast
  • An example of high-power phase shift modulated system
  • A new MOSFET resonant inverter drive scheme
  • A single-control, wide-range wave oscillator