May 23


Fundamentals of LTE
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (ECE 198)

Authors Arunabha Ghosh, Jun Zhang, Jeffrey G. Andrews
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the next step in the GSM evolutionary path beyond 3G technology, and it is strongly positioned to be the dominant global standard for 4G cellular networks. LTE also represents the first generation of cellular networks to be based on a flat IP architecture and is designed to seamlessly support a variety of different services, such as broadband data, voice, and multicast video. Its design incorporates many of the key innovations of digital communication, such as MIMO (multiple input multiple output) and OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access), that mandate new skills to plan, build, and deploy an LTE network.

In Fundamentals of LTE, four leading experts from academia and industry explain the technical foundations of LTE in a tutorial style—providing a comprehensive overview of the standards. Following the same approach that made their recent Fundamentals of WiMAX successful, the authors offer a complete framework for understanding and evaluating LTE.

Microstrip filters for RF/microwave applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (ECE 157)

Author Jia-Shen Hong
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

A new edition of the sole resource on cutting-edge microstrip filter design.

Since the first edition of this unparalleled review of radio frequency (RF)/microwave filters based on the microstrip structure was published, further innovations in filter realizations and other applications have occurred with changes in technology and use of new fabrication processes. The microstrip has seen a new trend of the combined use of other planar trans-mission line structures in order to achieve filter miniaturization and better performance.

Now, this well-received, widely used professional reference has been thoroughly updated to focus on both microstrip and planar filters, which find wide applications in today’s wireless, microwave, communications, and radar systems. It offers a unique and comprehensive treatment of filters based on the microstrip and planar structures, and includes full design methodologies that are applicable to waveguide and other transmission line filters. This updated edition covers a wealth of new materials, including:

  • Co-planar waveguide and slotlines
  • General coupling matrix including source and load
  • Multiband filters
  • Non-degenerate dual-mode filters
  • Filters with defected ground structures
  • Substrate integrated waveguide filters
  • Liquid crystal polymer and low-temperature co-fired ceramic multilayer filters
  • High-temperature superconducting filters for mobile/satellite communications and radio astronomy
  • Ultra wideband filters
  • Tunable and reconfigurable filters

This intensively revised book utilizes numerous examples of novel and sophisticated filters using computer-aided design with commercially available software, from basic concepts to practical realizations. It remains not only a valuable design resource for professional engineers designing filters for communications and microwave applications, but also a handy reference for students and researchers in RF and microwave engineering.

MIMO : from theory to implementation
Recommending faculty: Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr. (ECE 157)

Authors Alain Sibille, Claude Oesteges, Alberto Zanella
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Foreword from Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor (Emeritus), Stanford University (USA).

Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) techniques were developed about a decade ago and have steadily invaded all aspects of wireless communications. The techniques promise to deliver vast improvements in radio network capacity, throughput and robustness – hugely important issues for wireless operators and manufacturers who are looking at an estimated 600 million mobile broadband users by 2011 (Cartagena). You’ll find a ‘one-stop-shop’ resource for anyone needing to know what MIMO is and how it will be incorporated into future wireless system design. Professionals needing to bring their knowledge up to speed will find a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the underlying theory along with practical guidance on how the fundamental algorithms can be made to work in tomorrow’s communication systems.

  • The first book to show how MIMO principles can be implemented in today’s mobile broadband networks and components
  • Explains and solves some of the practical difficulties that arise in designing and implementing MIMO systems.
  • Both theory and implementation sections are written in the context of the most recent standards: IEEE 802.11n (WiFi); IEEE 802.16 (WIMAX); 4G networks (3GPP/3GPP2, LTE).

Power integrity for I/O interfaces : with signal integrity/power integrity co-design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (ECE 198)

Authors Vishram S. Pandit, Woong Hwan Ryu, Myoung Joon Choi [foreword by Joungho Kim]
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

In this book, three industry experts introduce state-of-the-art power integrity design techniques for today’s most advanced digital systems, with real-life, system-level examples. They introduce a powerful approach to unifying power and signal integrity design that can identify signal impediments earlier, reducing cost and improving reliability.

After introducing high-speed, single-ended and differential I/O interfaces, the authors describe on-chip, package, and PCB power distribution networks (PDNs) and signal networks, carefully reviewing their interactions. Next, they walk through end-to-end PDN and signal network design in frequency domain, addressing crucial parameters such as self and transfer impedance. They thoroughly address modeling and characterization of on-chip components of PDNs and signal networks, evaluation of power-to-signal coupling coefficients, analysis of Simultaneous Switching Output (SSO) noise, and many other topics.

Coverage includes:

  • The exponentially growing challenge of I/O power integrity in high-speed digital systems
  • PDN noise analysis and its timing impact for single-ended and differential interfaces
  • Concurrent design and co-simulation techniques for evaluating all power integrity effects on signal integrity
  • Time domain gauges for designing and optimizing components and systems
  • Power/signal integrity interaction mechanisms, including power noise coupling onto signal trace and noise amplification through signal resonance
  • Performance impact due to Inter Symbol Interference (ISI), crosstalk, and SSO noise, as well as their interactions
  • Validation techniques, including low impedance VNA measurements, power noise measurements, and characterization of power-to-signal coupling effects

Power Integrity for I/O Interfaces will be an indispensable resource for everyone concerned with power integrity in cutting-edge digital designs, including system design and hardware engineers, signal and power integrity engineers, graduate students, and researchers.

Probability concepts and theory for engineers
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EEE 25)

Author Harry Schwarzlander
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book offers a detailed explanation of the basic models and mathematical principles used in applying probability theory to practical problems. It gives the reader a solid foundation for formulating and solving many kinds of probability problems for deriving additional results that may be needed in order to address more challenging questions, as well as for proceeding with the study of a wide variety of more advanced topics.

Great care is devoted to a clear and detailed development of the ‘conceptual model’ which serves as the bridge between any real-world situation and its analysis by means of the mathematics of probability. Throughout the book, this conceptual model is not lost sight of. Random variables in one and several dimensions are treated in detail, including singular random variables, transformations, characteristic functions, and sequences. Also included are special topics not covered in many probability texts, such as fuzziness, entropy, spherically symmetric random variables, and copulas.

Some special features of the book are:

  • a unique step-by-step presentation organized into 86 topical Sections, which are grouped into six Parts
  • over 200 diagrams augment and illustrate the text, which help speed the reader’s comprehension of the material
  • short answer review questions following each Section, with an answer table provided, strengthen the reader’s detailed grasp of the material contained in the Section
  • problems associated with each section provide practice in applying the principles discussed, and in some cases extend the scope of that material
  • an online separate solutions manual is available for course tutors

The various features of this textbook make it possible for engineering students to become well versed in the ‘machinery’ of probability theory. They also make the book a useful resource for self-study by practicing engineers and researchers who need a more thorough grasp of particular topics.

Understanding digital signal processing

Author Richard G. Lyons
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson

Understanding Digital Signal Processing, Second Edition is quite simply the best way for engineers, and other technical professionals, to master and apply DSP techniques. Lyons has updated and expanded his best-selling first edition-building on the exceptionally readable coverage that made it the favorite of professionals worldwide.

This book achieves the perfect balance between theory and practice, making DSP accessible to beginners without ever oversimplifying it. Comprehensive in scope and gentle in approach, keeping the math at a tolerable level, this book helps readers thoroughly grasp the basics and quickly move on to more sophisticated techniques.

This edition adds extensive new coverage of quadrature signals for digital communications; recent improvements in digital filtering; and much more. It also contains more than twice as many “DSP Tips and Tricks”… including clever techniques even seasoned professionals may have overlooked.

  • Down-to-earth, intuitive, and example-rich, with detailed numerical exercises
  • Stresses practical, day-to-day DSP implementations and problem-solving
  • All-new quadrature processing coverage includes easy-to-understand 3D drawings
  • Extended coverage of IIR filters; plus frequency sampling, interpolated FIR filters
  • New coverage of multirate systems; including both polyphase and cascaded integrator-comb FIR filters
  • Coverage includes: periodic sampling, DFT, FFT, digital filters, discrete Hilbert transforms, sample rate conversion, quantization, signal averaging, and more.

Robotics for electronics manufacturing : principles and applications in cleanroom automation

Author Karl Mathia
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Understand the design, testing, and application of cleanroom robotics and automation with this practical guide. From the history and evolution of cleanroom automation to the latest applications and industry standards, this book provides the only complete overview of the topic available. With over 20 years’ industry experience in robotics design, Karl Mathia provides numerous real-world examples to enable you to learn from professional experience, maximize the design quality and avoid expensive design pitfalls. You’ll also get design guidelines and hands-on tips for reducing design time and cost. Compliance with industry and de-facto standards for design, assembly, and handling is stressed throughout, and detailed discussions of recommended materials for atmospheric and vacuum robots are included to help shorten product development cycles and avoid expensive material testing. This book is the perfect practical reference for engineers working with robotics for electronics manufacturing in a range of industries that rely on cleanroom manufacturing.

Android fully loaded
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel Feria (CS 173)

Author Rob Huddleston
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The Motorola Droid has quickly become the fastest-selling smartphone, giving the iPhone a run for its money. This little book is packed with big tips for getting more into, and out of, an Andropid OS phone than ever thought possible. You’ll learn to take full advantage of features such as the high-resolution digital camera, GPS, e-mail, Web browsing, location-based mapping, Google Calendar and Google Docs, hundreds of readily available apps, and tricks such as scanning a barcode to get product reviews or translating foreign signs.

  • Motorola Droid sales are booming, fueled by the Android OS’s amazing versatility and open access to apps
  • This book shows how to put anything on an Android phone: old movies, TV shows, music, spreadsheets, presentations, Word documents, and much more
  • Covers all the basic features such as Web browsing, using Facebook and Twitter, taking photos, playing music, and using e-mail
  • Offers dozens of high-level tips and tricks for maximizing turn-by-turn navigation, using an Android as a broadband modem, scanning a barcode to access product reviews and comparing prices, syncing with Google services, and photographing objects for Google to identify

Introduction to computer security
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan P. Festin (CS 253)

Authors Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Introduction to Computer Security is a new Computer Security textbook for a new generation of IT professionals. It is ideal for computer-security courses that are taught at the undergraduate level and that have as their sole prerequisites an introductory computer science sequence (e.g., CS 1/CS 2). Unlike most other computer security textbooks available today, Introduction to Computer Security, 1e does NOT focus on the mathematical and computational foundations of security, and it does not assume an extensive background in computer science. Instead it looks at the systems, technology, management, and policy side of security, and offers students fundamental security concepts and a working knowledge of threats and countermeasures with “just-enough” background in computer science. The result is a presentation of the material that is accessible to students of all levels.

iPhone & iPad game development for dummies
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rommel Feria (CS 173)

Authors Neal Goldstein, Jon Manning, Paris Buttfield-Addison
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The iPhone and iPad are the hottest techno-gadgets on the market today, and games for it are even hotter. To help you cash in on the trend, this book shows what it takes to create a good iPhone and iPad game and how to get it into the App Store.

Neal Goldstein, leader of an iPhone app startup company, and his co-authors show you how to build a game that will sell, include quality graphics, market your game through the App Store, and more. Whether you’re a programming novice or an experienced developer looking to enter the game market, here’s how to get going.

  • Games for the iPhone are among the hottest apps in Apple’s App Store
  • Learn to build two game applications – from beginning to end
  • Written by successful mobile app developers, this guide begins with how to get started, including downloading the SDK and filling your toolbox
  • Covers programming with Objective-C and Cocoa, what makes a good game, graphics, and creating good mobile apps
  • Explains how to market your game through the App Store

iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies can start you on a fun hobby or a lucrative career.

Video tracking : theory and practice
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rhandley Cajote (CoE 197, CS 197, CS 198)

Authors Emilio Maggio, Andrea Cavallaro
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Video Tracking provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental aspects of algorithm and application development for the task of estimating, over time, the position of objects of interest seen through cameras. Starting from the general problem definition and a review of existing and emerging video tracking applications, the book discusses popular methods, such as those based on correlation and gradient-descent. Using practical examples, the reader is introduced to the advantages and limitations of deterministic approaches, and is then guided toward more advanced video tracking solutions, such as those based on the Bayes’ recursive framework and on Random Finite Sets.

Key features:

  • Discusses the design choices and implementation issues required to turn the underlying mathematical models into a real-world effective tracking systems.
  • Provides block diagrams and simil-code implementation of the algorithms.
  • Reviews methods to evaluate the performance of video trackers – this is identified as a major problem by end-users.

The book aims to help researchers and practitioners develop techniques and solutions based on the potential of video tracking applications. The design methodologies discussed throughout the book provide guidelines for developers in the industry working on vision-based applications. The book may also serve as a reference for engineering and computer science graduate students involved in vision, robotics, human-computer interaction, smart environments and virtual reality programmes.

May 21


On trial until 01 June 2012

Gale – Cengage Learning and the National Geographic Society have partnered to bring the renowned National Geographic Magazine to library patrons worldwide, and it’s now available on trial for UP EnggLib patrons.

The National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 provides full access to all the issues of the magazine from its launch in 1888 all the way to 1994. The Web portal offers cover-to-cover access to more than 186,000 pages from 1,224 issues, including stunning photographs from around the world, all in full color and high quality.

Access the archive via this link, and enter “1888″ as your answer to the trivia question. This trial expires on 01 June 2012.

For inquiries and concerns regarding online resources available at EnggLib, contact us at Check out our other databases on trial by clicking here.

May 17

McGraw-Hill’s Access Engineering Library is now available at EnggLib!. Gain access to more than 250 electronic books on 14 major areas of engineering through this renowned online resource at or through our E-Reference Portals.

Check out the rest of EnggLib’s online resource subscriptions here. For more information, contact us at or call us at 981-8500 local 3251.

May 17


Recommended by Prof. Leah Figueroa

Geographic information systems & science

Author Paul A. Longley
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students.

Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS.

This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of:

  • GIS and the New World Order
  • security, health and well-being
  • digital differentiation in GIS consumption
  • the core organizing role of GIS in Geography
  • the greening of GIS
  • grand challenges of GIScience
  • science and explanation

Key features:

  • Four-colour throughout
  • Associated website with free online resources
  • Teacher’s manual available for lecturers
  • A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi
  • Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter

New in this edition:

  • Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy
  • All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners
  • New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

Introduction to environmental engineering

Author P. Aarne Vesilind, Susan M. Morgan, Lauren G. Heine
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cengage Learning


This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control.


Priniples of foundation engineering

Author Braja M.Das.
Place of Publication United States
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cengage

Originally published in the fall of 1983, Braja M. Das’ Seventh Edition of PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING continues to maintain the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made it the leading text in foundation engineering courses. Featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, the book introduces civil engineering students to the fundamental concepts and application of foundation analysis design. Throughout, Das emphasizes the judgment needed to properly apply the theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design as well as the need for field experience.

Principles of geotechnical engineering

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Toronto, Ont., Cadana
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Thomson

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure. PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING contains more figures and worked out problems than any other text on the market and provides the background information needed to support study in later design-oriented courses or in professional practice.

Managing small business : an entrepreneurial emphasis

Author J. William Petty
Place of Publication Austraila
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher South-Western Cengage Learning

Help your students realize their dreams of small business success with Longenecker’s market-leading text MANAGING SMALL BUSINESS: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPHASIS, 16E, International Edition. This popular text continues to lead with its comprehensive approach, precedent-setting coverage, innovative tools, engaging examples, and integrated resource package.
MANAGING SMALL BUSINESS: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPHASIS, 16E, International Edition delves into the fundamentals of business management with an emphasis on how to start a business as well as how to manage, grow, and harvest one—the full business cycle. The book’s thorough emphasis on building the business plan offers a full complement of chapters plus a full business plan that gives you flexibility in assignment options. All-new cases, proven exercises, and online activities place students in the role of decision makers to sharpen their understanding of concepts.Unforgettable examples, exciting video cases, and coverage of the most current developments in business management today keep this engaging text as current and practical now as it was when it led the market in its first edition 50 years ago. Each edition builds upon past strengths with new innovations and breakthrough developments. This edition captures the excitement of small business with multimedia resources; such as popular video cases and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Center’s robust collection of business-related articles and resources.
MANAGING SMALL BUSINESS: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPHASIS, 16E, International Edition provides the valuable resources your students will reference and rely upon throughout their entire business careers.

Operations management : providing value in goods and services  

Author James B. Dilworth
Place of Publication Fort Worth, Tex.
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Dryden Press

Operations Management, Third Edition, is a student-friendly text that consistently covers the most important key concepts and recent trends in production and operations management. This new third edition covers such universal and vital issues as facility, layout, quality control, supply chain management, and scheduling control – providing an excellent tool in preparing students to move from classroom concepts to workplace implementation.

Introduction to remote sensing  

Author James B. Campbell, Randolph H. Wynne
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Guilford Press

A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Including case studies and review questions, the book’s four sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Illustrations include 29 color plates and over 400 black-and-white figures.
New to This Edition
*Reflects significant technological and methodological advances.
*Chapter on aerial photography now emphasizes digital rather than analog systems.
*Updated discussions of accuracy assessment, multitemporal change detection, and digital preprocessing.
*Links to recommended online videos and tutorials.

Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer 

Author Frank P. Incropera
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher J. Wiley

Systematic problem-solving methodology.
* Extensive use of first law thermodynamics.
* Finite Element Heat Transfer (FEHT) program w/ printed user’s guide–A new software program (from the makers of EES) that solves 2D and transient conduction problems.

Recommended by Prof. Cornelio Dizon

Human casualties in earthquakes : progress in modelling and mitigation

Editors Robin Spence, Emily So, Charles Scawthorn
Place of Publication Dordrecht
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Springer

Assessment of human casualties in earthquakes has become a topic of vital importance for national and urban authorities responsible for emergency provision, for the development of mitigation strategies and for the development of adequate insurance schemes. In the last few years important work has been carried out on a number of recent events (including earthquakes in Kocaeli, Turkey 1999, Niigata Japan, 2004, Sichuan, China 2008 and L’Aquila,Italy 2009). These events have created new and detailed casualty data, which has not until now been properly assembled and evaluated. This book draws the new evidence from recent events together with existing knowledge. It summarises current trends in the understanding of the factors influencing the numbers and types of casualties in earthquakes; it offers methods to incorporate this understanding into the estimation of losses in future events in different parts of the world; it discusses ways in which pre-event mitigation activity and post-event emergency management can reduce the toll of casualties in future events; and it identifies future research needs.

May 16


Fundamentals of geographic information systems 

Author Michael N. DeMers
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS

In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are really coming into their own today. And not just in your car’s GPS system or your cell phone’s tracking capabilities. GIS is finding applications throughout science, government, business, and industry, from regional and community planning, architecture, and transportation to public health, crime mapping, and national defense.

Michael DeMers’s Fundamentals of Geographic Information, Fourth Edition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing the significant developments in the field and responding to the needs of a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a host of other fields.

If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introduction to the “lay of the land” of GIS through the new “Spatial Learner’s Permit” section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GIS databases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digital geographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis, measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GIS design.

Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today’s students, this Fourth Edition:
* Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds
* Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design and implementation
* Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications
* Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behind GIS
* Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research
* Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature on cartographic visualization
* Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated dataset resources

Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask your own questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Edition helps you not only master the basics but acquire the active problem-solving skills that are a key component of success in the GIS industry.

Fundamentals of momentum, heat, and mass transfer

Author James P. Welty
Place of Publication Danver, MA
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Wiley

Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, now in its fifth edition, continues to provide a unified treatment of momentum transfer (fluid mechanics), heat transfer, and mass transfer. This new edition has been updated to include more coverage of modern topics such as biomedical/biological applications as well as an added separations topic on membranes. Additionally, the fifth edition will focus on an explicit problem-solving methodology that is thoroughly and consistently implemented throughout the text.

Designed for undergraduates taking transport phenomena or transfer and rate process courses.

Fundamentals of thermodynamics

Author C. Borgnakke
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

Now in its seventh edition, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics continues to offer a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of classical thermodynamics, while retaining an engineering perspective. With concise, applications-oriented discussion of topics and self-test problems the text encourages students to monitor their own comprehension. The seventh edition is updated with additional examples, homework problems, and illustrations to increase student understanding.

The text lays the groundwork for subsequent studies in fields such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer and statistical thermodynamics, and prepares students to effectively apply thermodynamics in the practice of engineering.

Introductory mining engineering

Author Howard L. Hartman
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2002
Publisher Wiley

An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology
Introductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site’s value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward. This Second Edition is written with a focus on sustainability-managing land to meet the economic and environmental needs of the present while enhancing its ability to also meet the needs of future generations. Coverage includes aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels.
Completely up to date, this book presents the latest information on such technologies as remote sensing, GPS, geophysical surveying, and mineral deposit evaluation, as well as continuous integrated mining operations and autonomous trucks. Also included is new information on landscape restoration, regional planning, wetlands protection, subsidence mitigation, and much more.
New chapters include coverage of:
* Environmental responsibilities
* Regulations
* Health and safety issues
Generously supplemented with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and tables, Introductory Mining Engineering, Second Edition is an indispensable book for mining engineering students and a comprehensive reference for professionals.

Operations management

Author William J. Stevenson
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill / Irwin

The Tenth Edition of Operations Management features the latest concepts and applications while preserving the core concepts that have made the text a market leader. Stevenson’s careful explanations and approachable format supports students in understanding the important operations management concepts as well as applying tools and methods. By providing detailed examples, solved problems, questions, and cases students learn by doing, and the Tenth Edition continues to offer more support for ‘doing Operations’ than any other.

Product design and development 

Author Karl T. Ulrich
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill / Irwin

Treating such contemporary design and development issues as identifying customer needs, design for manufacturing, prototyping, and industrial design, Product Design and Development by Ulrich and Eppinger presents in a clear and detailed way a set of product development techniques aimed at bringing together the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions of the enterprise. The integrative methods in the book facilitate problem solving and decision making among people with different disciplinary perspectives, reflecting the current industry toward designing and developing products in cross-functional teams.

Reinforced concrete design

Author Chu-Kia Wang
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Reinforced Concrete Design, 7e provides a non-calculus, practical approach to the design, analysis, and detailing of reinforced concrete structural members using numerous examples and a step-by-step solution format. Written with practicality and accessibility in mind, the text does not require calculus; it focuses on the math and fundamentals that are most appropriate for construction, architectural, and engineering technology programs. Revised to conform to the latest ACI code (ACI 318-08), this edition retains its unique chapters on prestressed concrete, formwork design and detailing, expanded coverage of columns, over 150 homework problems, and numerous sample problems complete with step-by-step solutions.

Water resources engineering

Author Larry W. Mays
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Environmental engineers continue to rely on the leading resource in the field on the principles and practice of water resources engineering. The second edition now provides them with the most up-to-date information along with a remarkable range and depth of coverage. Two new chapters have been added that explore water resources sustainability and water resources management for sustainability. New and updated graphics have also been integrated throughout the chapters to reinforce important concepts. Additional end-of-chapter questions have been added as well to build understanding. Environmental engineers will refer to this text throughout their careers.

May 16


Continuum Mechanics for Engineers

Author George Thomas Mase
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Continuum Mechanics for Engineers, Third Edition provides engineering students with a complete, concise, and accessible introduction to advanced engineering mechanics. The impetus for this latest edition was the need to suitably combine the introduction of continuum mechanics, linear and nonlinear elasticity, and viscoelasticity for a graduate-level course sequence. An outgrowth of course notes and problems used to teach these subjects, the third edition of this bestselling text explores the basic concepts behind these topics and demonstrates their application in engineering practice.

Presents Material Consistent with Modern Literature

A new rearranged and expanded chapter on elasticity more completely covers Saint-Venant’s solutions. Subsections on extension, torsion, pure bending and flexure present an excellent foundation for posing and solving basic elasticity problems. The authors’ presentation enables continuum mechanics to be applied to biological materials, in light of their current importance. They have also altered the book’s notation—a common struggle for many students—to better align it with modern continuum mechanics literature. This book addresses students’ need to understand the sophisticated simulation programs that use nonlinear kinematics and various constitutive relationships. It includes an introduction to problem solution using MATLAB®, emphasizing this language’s value in enabling users to stay focused on fundamentals.

This book provides information that is useful in emerging engineering areas, such as micro-mechanics and biomechanics. With an abundance of worked examples and chapter problems, it carefully explains necessary mathematics as required and presents numerous illustrations, giving students and practicing professionals an excellent self-study guide to enhance their skills. Through a mastery of this volume’s contents and additional rigorous finite element training, they will develop the mechanics foundation necessary to skillfully use modern, advanced design tools.

DeGarmo’s materials and processes in manufacturing

Author J. Temple Black
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley and Sons

The new edition of DeGarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing focuses on updates and more coverage of non-metallic materials, sustainability, lean manufacturing, rapid prototyping and revised end of chapter and case study content. It emphasizes application and design, present mathematical models and analytic equations sparingly and uses case studies to highlight real world examples of manufacturing.Other revisions and updates include the addition of frontend Learning Objectives; elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; more relevant and current case studies as well as additional new ones where appropriate; new chapter on Rapid Prototyping; expanded coverage of non-metallic materials such as composites, polymers, etc. ; a discussion about sustainability and green, and engineering and how it relates to manufacturing; coverage of lean manufacturing and production; and updated references and chapter summaries.

Hydrologic analysis and design 

Author Richard H. McCuen
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Date of Publication 2005
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This book provides a real-world, applications-oriented introduction to engineering hydrology with an emphasis on design. Coverage includes the important hydrologic processes (highlighting watersheds), the effects of land use change (including its detection and modeling), and the ethics and professionalism of a practicing hydrologist. For professionals in civil engineering, geology, environmental science, forestry, or geography who need a good reference on hydrologic analysis and design.

Modeling and simulation in Scilab/Scicos with ScicosLab 4.4 

Author S. L. Campbell
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Springer

Scilab and its Scicos block diagram graphical editor, with a special emphasis on modeling and simulation tools. The first part is a detailed Scilab tutorial, and the second is dedicated to modeling and simulation of dynamical systems in Scicos. The concepts are illustrated through numerous examples, and all code used in the book is available to the reader.

Numerical methods for engineers and scientists 

Author Joe D. Hoffman
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2001
Publisher Marcel Dekker

Emphasizing the finite difference approach for solving differential equations, the second edition of Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists presents a methodology for systematically constructing individual computer programs. Providing easy access to accurate solutions to complex scientific and engineering problems, each chapter begins with objectives, a discussion of a representative application, and an outline of special features, summing up with a list of tasks students should be able to complete after reading the chapter- perfect for use as a study guide or for review. The AIAA Journal calls the book “…a good, solid instructional text on the basic tools of numerical analysis.”

Chemical reactor analysis and design.

Author Gilbert F. Froment
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This is the Third Edition of the standard text on chemical reaction engineering, beginning with basic definitions and fundamental principles and continuing all the way to practical applications, emphasising real-world aspects of industrial practice. The two main sections cover applied or engineering kinetics, reactor analysis and design. Includes updated coverage of computer modeling methods and many new worked examples. Most of the examples use real kinetic data from processes of industrial importance.

Chemical reactor design, optimization, and scaleup 

Author E.B. Nauman
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Wiley

The classic reference, now expanded and updated

Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup is the authoritative sourcebook on chemical reactors. This new Second Edition consolidates the latest information on current optimization and scaleup methodologies, numerical methods, and biochemical and polymer reactions. It provides the comprehensive tools and information to help readers design and specify chemical reactors confidently, with state-of-the-art skills. This authoritative guide:

  • Covers the fundamentals and principles of chemical reactor design, along with advanced topics and applications
  • Presents techniques for dealing with varying physical properties in reactors of all types and purposes
  • Includes a completely new chapter on meso-, micro-, and nano-scale reactors that addresses such topics as axial diffusion in micro-scale reactors and self-assembly of nano-scale structures
  • Explains the method of false transients, a numerical solution technique
  • Includes suggestions for further reading, problems, and, when appropriate, scaleup or scaledown considerations at the end of each chapter to illustrate industrial applications
  • Serves as a ready reference for explained formulas, principles, and data

This is the definitive hands-on reference for practicing professionals and an excellent textbook for courses in chemical reactor design. It is an essential resource for chemical engineers in the process industries, including petrochemicals, biochemicals, microelectronics, and water treatment.

Engineering electromagnetics 

Author William Hart Hayt
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

First published just over 50 years ago and now in its Eighth Edition, Bill Hayt and John Buck’s Engineering Electromagnetics is a classic text that has been updated for electromagnetics education today. This widely-respected book stresses fundamental concepts and problem solving, and discusses the material in an understandable and readable way. Numerous illustrations and analogies are provided to aid the reader in grasping the difficult concepts. In addition, independent learning is facilitated by the presence of many examples and problems. Important updates and revisions have been included in this edition. One of the most significant is a new chapter on electromagnetic radiation and antennas. This chapter covers the basic principles of radiation, wire antennas, simple arrays, and transmit-receive systems.

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Principles of gas-solid flows 

Author Liang-Shih Fan
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1998
Publisher Cambridge University Press


Gas-solid flows are involved in numerous industrial processes and occur in various natural phenomena. This authoritative book addresses the fundamental principles that govern gas-solid flows and the application of these principles to various gas-solid flow systems. The book is arranged in two parts: Part I deals with basic relationships and phenomena, including particle size and properties, collision mechanics, momentum transfer, heat and mass transfer, basic equations, and intrinsic phenomena in gas-solid flows. Part II discusses gas-solid flow systems of industrial interest such as gas-solid separators, hoppers and standpipes, dense-phase fluidized beds, fluidized beds, pneumatic conveying systems, and heat and mass transfer in fluidization systems. As a comprehensive text on gas-solid flows, which includes end-of-chapter problems, this book is aimed at students, but will also be useful to a broad range of engineers and applied scientists. Solutions manual available.

Structural dynamics : theory and computation 

Author Mario Paz
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers

The book is interesting as well as scholarly and encourages the reader to continue rather than to put it down. The presentation and the many diagrams are excellent – Structural Engineer.

Surveyor reference manual

Author George M. Cole
Place of Publication Belmonst, Calif.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Professional Publications

The Surveyor Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for surveyors preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. New chapters on aerial mapping and hydrographic surveying have been added to this edition, and chapters on map projections and state plane coordinate systems, water boundaries, and riparian and littoral rights have been significantly revised.

Everything you Need to Succeed on the FS exam

  • A complete introduction to the exam, including the format and content
  • More than 190 solved example problems and 365 additional practice problems
  • Complete step-by-step solutions for every practice problem
  • A full glossary of terms

World class manufacturing : the lessons of simplicity applied

Author Richard J. Schonberger
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1986
Publisher Free Press

In his best-selling book Japanese Manufacturing Techniques, Richard J. Schonberger revolutionized American manufacturing theory and, more important, practice. In that breakthrough book, he revealed that Japanese manufacturing excellence was not culturally bound. Offering the first demystified explanation of the simple techniques that fueled Japan’s industrial success, he demonstrated how the same methods could be put to work as effectively in U.S. plants.

Now, in World Class Manufacturing, Schonberger returns to tell the success stories of nearly 100 American corporations — including Hewlett-Packard, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Honeywell, and Uniroyal — that have adopted the famed just-in-time production and “total quality control” strategies. Based on his firsthand experience as a major consultant to American industry, he examines how they did it — and illustrates how the same concrete, specific steps used by these top companies can be implemented in any factory today. What’s more, Schonberger shows that his bold concepts and reforms apply equally to all industries, whether the product is computers, pasta, or trucks, and to all divisions — from manufacturing and engineering to accounting and marketing.

According to Schonberger, world-class manufacturing depends on blended management — rather than domination by a separate group of managers — which marshalls resources for continual rapid improvement. To achieve world-class status, companies must change procedures and concepts, which in turn leads to recasting relations among suppliers, purchasers, producers, and customers. Acknowledging the difficulty inherent in such changes, Schonberger stresses that employee involvement and interaction, both on the shop floor and in the decision-making/problem-solving process, is key. Wary of those who view improvement in terms of modernizing equipment, he points out that making maximum use of people and current machinery is a company’s first priority; automation, if necessary, should come much later.

World Class Manufacturing also includes Schonberger’s 17-point action agenda to guide innovators toward manufacturing excellence, from getting to know the customer to cutting the number of suppliers, reducing error in production, and deciding when and how to automate.

Indispensable for all manufacturing innovators who aim to keep ahead of the competition, this inspiring, groundbreaking volume does much more than just recommend or theorize about the new manufacturing approach. Plainly, realistically, and logically, it explains how it’s done.

A heat transfer textbook

Author John H. Lienhard
Place of Publication Mineola, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Dover Publications

Written by two recognized experts in the field, this introduction to heat and mass transfer for engineering students has been used in the classroom for over 32 years, and it’s been revised and updated regularly. Worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises appear throughout the book, along with well-drawn, illuminating figures.

Advanced engineering mathematics with MATLAB

Author Dean G. Guffy
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Taking a practical approach to the subject, Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB®, Third Edition continues to integrate technology into the conventional topics of engineering mathematics. The author employs MATLAB to reinforce concepts and solve problems that require heavy computation. MATLAB scripts are available for download at Along with new examples, problems, and projects, this updated and expanded edition incorporates several significant improvements.

New to the Third Edition

    • New chapter on Green’s functions
    • New section that uses the matrix exponential to solve systems of differential equations
    • More numerical methods for solving differential equations, including Adams–Bashforth and finite element methods
    • New chapter on probability that presents basic concepts, such as mean, variance, and probability density functions
    • New chapter on random processes that focuses on noise and other random fluctuations

Suitable for a differential equations course or a variety of engineering mathematics courses, the text covers fundamental techniques and concepts as well as Laplace transforms, separation of variable solutions to partial differential equations, the z-transform, the Hilbert transform, vector calculus, and linear algebra. It also highlights many modern applications in engineering to show how these topics are used in practice. A solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.

Biological wastewater treatment

Author C.P. Leslie Grady
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fl.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher IWA Pub. / CRC Press

Written by experts in the field, this thoroughly updated third edition covers commonly used and emerging suspended and attached growth reactors. Drawing on their extensive academic and industrial experience, the authors discuss combined carbon and ammonia oxidation, activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, aerobic digestion, anaerobic processes, lagoons, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, fluidized beds, and biologically aerated filters. They integrate the principles of biochemical processes with applications in the real world, communicating approaches to the conception, design, operation, and optimization of biochemical unit operations in a comprehensive yet lucid manner.

Contaminant hydrogeology

Author C.W. Fetter
Place of Publication Long Grove, IL
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Waveland Press

Presents the theoretical background as well as the practical application of the latest technology for the investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Coverage of micropurging of wells prior to sampling; obtaining a ground water sample without a monitoring well; fingerprinting petroleum contamination in soil; soil and groundwater contamination from coal tar and related compounds; and contains a number of case histories showing the practical applications of the theory. A valuable reference for the working professional.

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