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Dec 12


Please be guided by our schedule for the month. Happy holidays and may you receive wonderful blessings for the New Year!


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Dec 12



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

JCS Japan

Reader’s Digest

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

Readers Digest

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C
Date of Publication Vol. 222, no. 6 : December 2012
Publisher National Geographic Society

National Geographic


Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 180, no. 24 : December 10, 2012
Publisher Time Asia


Dec 11



This paper describes the 50-year view by the UK Government’s Foresight programme of the future of intelligent transport infrastructure, its implications and its social context. By 2055, it is envisaged that intelligence and pervasive information will be built in to everyday life, encompassing needs to communicate and travel. People will better understand the resource implications as well as the direct costs of their lifestyles—and perhaps they will actually travel less. However, given the slow speed at which infrastructure systems adapt, the research concluded that civil engineers need to start planning now for the inevitable travel revolution. The paper is based on the author’s 2006 Unwin lecture, delivered to the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 6 April 2006, prepared with Phil Blythe of Newcastle University.


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Source: Civil Engineering Innovation, Volume 2, Issue 2, 02 June 2008 , pages 87 –92
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Dec 10


Finite mathematics : an applied approach, 11th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Michael Sullivan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Now in its eleventh edition, this text once again lives up to its reputation as a clearly written, comprehensive finite mathematics book. The Eleventh Edition of Finite Mathematics builds upon a solid foundation by integrating new features and techniques that further enhance student interest and involvement. All existing problems have been updated to provide relevance and timeliness. This new edition of Finite Mathematics contains the same elements such as Step-by-Step Examples, Exercise Sets, and Learning Objectives in every chapter. In an engaging and accessible style, this text demonstrates how mathematics applies to various fields of study. The text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences.

Object-oriented design heuristics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Arthur J. Riel
Place of Publication Reading, Mass.
Date of Publication 1996
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Object-Oriented Design Heuristics offers insight into object-oriented design improvement. The more than sixty guidelines presented in this book are language-independent and allow you to rate the integrity of a software design. The heuristics are not written as hard and fast rules; they are meant to serve as warning mechanisms which allow the flexibility of ignoring the heuristic as necessary. This tutorial-based approach, born out of the author’s extensive experience developing software, teaching thousands of students, and critiquing designs in a variety of domains, allows you to apply the guidelines in a personalized manner.

The heuristics cover important topics ranging from classes and objects (with emphasis on their relationships including association, uses, containment, and both single and multiple inheritance) to physical object-oriented design. You will gain an understanding of the synergy that exists between design heuristics and the popular concept of design patterns; heuristics can highlight a problem in one facet of a design while patterns can provide the solution.

Parallel algorithms
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Authors Henri Casanova, Arnaud Legrand, Yves Robert
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher CRC Press

Focusing on algorithms for distributed-memory parallel architectures, Parallel Algorithms presents a rigorous yet accessible treatment of theoretical models of parallel computation, parallel algorithm design for homogeneous and heterogeneous platforms, complexity and performance analysis, and essential notions of scheduling. The book extracts fundamental ideas and algorithmic principles from the mass of parallel algorithm expertise and practical implementations developed over the last few decades.

In the first section of the text, the authors cover two classical theoretical models of parallel computation (PRAMs and sorting networks), describe network models for topology and performance, and define several classical communication primitives. The next part deals with parallel algorithms on ring and grid logical topologies as well as the issue of load balancing on heterogeneous computing platforms. The final section presents basic results and approaches for common scheduling problems that arise when developing parallel algorithms. It also discusses advanced scheduling topics, such as divisible load scheduling and steady-state scheduling.

With numerous examples and exercises in each chapter, this text encompasses both the theoretical foundations of parallel algorithms and practical parallel algorithm design.

The essentials of computer organization and architecture, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors Linda Null and Julia Lobur
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

Updated and revised with the latest data in the field, The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource that addresses all of the necessary organization and architecture topics, yet is appropriate for the one-term course. This best-selling text correlates to the 2008 ACM-IEEE Computer Science Curriculum update and exposes readers to the inner workings of a modern digital computer through an integrated presentation of fundamental concepts and principles. The authors present real-world examples and focus on practical applications, thus encouraging students to develop a “big picture” understanding of how essential organization and architecture concepts are applied in the world of computing.

Data mining and statistics for decision making
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Stephane Tuffery
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book looks at both classical and recent techniques of data mining, such as clustering, discriminant analysis, logistic regression, generalized linear models, regularized regression, PLS regression, decision trees, neural networks, support vector machines, Vapnik theory, naive Bayesian classifier, ensemble learning and detection of association rules. They are discussed along with illustrative examples throughout the book to explain the theory of these methods, as well as their strengths and limitations.

Key Features:

  • Presents a comprehensive introduction to all techniques used in data mining and statistical learning, from classical to latest techniques.
  • Starts from basic principles up to advanced concepts.
  • Includes many step-by-step examples with the main software (R, SAS, IBM SPSS) as well as a thorough discussion and comparison of those software.
  • Gives practical tips for data mining implementation to solve real world problems.
  • Looks at a range of tools and applications, such as association rules, web mining and text mining, with a special focus on credit scoring.
  • Supported by an accompanying website hosting datasets and user analysis.

Statisticians and business intelligence analysts, students as well as computer science, biology, marketing and financial risk professionals in both commercial and government organizations across all business and industry sectors will benefit from this book.

Logic for computer science and artificial intelligence
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Ricardo Caferra
Place of Publication London ; Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE ; Wiley

Logic and its components (propositional, first-order, non-classical) play a key role in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. While a large amount of information exists scattered throughout various media (books, journal articles, webpages, etc.), the diffuse nature of these sources is problematic and logic as a topic benefits from a unified approach. Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence utilizes this format, surveying the tableaux, resolution, Davis and Putnam methods, logic programming, as well as for example unification and subsumption. For non-classical logics, the translation method is detailed.

Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence is the classroom-tested result of several years of teaching at Grenoble INP (Ensimag). It is conceived to allow self-instruction for a beginner with basic knowledge in Mathematics and Computer Science, but is also highly suitable for use in traditional courses. The reader is guided by clearly motivated concepts, introductions, historical remarks, side notes concerning connections with other disciplines, and numerous exercises, complete with detailed solutions, The title provides the reader with the tools needed to arrive naturally at practical implementations of the concepts and techniques discussed, allowing for the design of algorithms to solve problems.

College algebra, 3rd ed.

Authors Dennis Zill, Jacqueline Dewar
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

With an emphasis on problem-solving and packed with engaging, student-friendly exercise sets and examples, the Third Edition of Zill and Dewar’s College Algebra is the perfect text for the traditional college algebra course. Zill’s renowned pedagogy and accessible, straightforward writing style urges students to delve into the content and experience the mathematics first hand through numerous problem sets. These problem sets give students the opportunity to test their comprehension, challenge their understanding, and apply their knowledge to real-world situations. A robust collection of student and instructor ancillaries include: WebAssign access, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Test Bank, Student Resource Manual and more.

Introductory combinatorics, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jaymar Soriano

Author Richard A. Brualdi
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Appropriate for one- or two-semester, junior- to senior-level combinatorics courses. This trusted best-seller covers the key combinatorial ideas-including the pigeon-hole principle, counting techniques, permutations and combinations, Polya counting, binomial coefficients, inclusion-exclusion principle, generating functions and recurrence relations, combinatortial structures (matchings, designs, graphs), and flows in networks. The Fifth Edition incorporates feedback from users to the exposition throughout and adds a wealth of new exercises.

Grammatical inference : learning automata and grammars
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Colin de la Higuera
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The problem of inducing, learning or inferring grammars has been studied for decades, but only in recent years has grammatical inference emerged as an independent field with connections to many scientific disciplines, including bio-informatics, computational linguistics and pattern recognition. This book meets the need for a comprehensive and unified summary of the basic techniques and results, suitable for researchers working in these various areas. In Part I, the objects of use for grammatical inference are studied in detail: strings and their topology, automata and grammars, whether probabilistic or not. Part II carefully explores the main questions in the field: What does learning mean? How can we associate complexity theory with learning? In Part III the author describes a number of techniques and algorithms that allow us to learn from text, from an informant, or through interaction with the environment. These concern automata, grammars, rewriting systems, pattern languages or transducers.

Introduction to general and generalized linear models
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Henrik Madsen, Poul Thyregod
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Bridging the gap between theory and practice for modern statistical model building, Introduction to General and Generalized Linear Models presents likelihood-based techniques for statistical modelling using various types of data. Implementations using R are provided throughout the text, although other software packages are also discussed. Numerous examples show how the problems are solved with R.

After describing the necessary likelihood theory, the book covers both general and generalized linear models using the same likelihood-based methods. It presents the corresponding/parallel results for the general linear models first, since they are easier to understand and often more well known. The authors then explore random effects and mixed effects in a Gaussian context. They also introduce non-Gaussian hierarchical models that are members of the exponential family of distributions. Each chapter contains examples and guidelines for solving the problems via R.

Providing a flexible framework for data analysis and model building, this text focuses on the statistical methods and models that can help predict the expected value of an outcome, dependent, or response variable. It offers a sound introduction to general and generalized linear models using the popular and powerful likelihood techniques.

Introduction to graph theory, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Ivan Cruz (EEE 33)

Author Robin J. Wilson
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Pearson

In recent years graph theory has emerged as a subject in its own right, as well as being an important mathematical tool in such diverse subjects as operational research, chemistry, sociology and genetics. Robin Wilson’s book has been widely used as a text for undergraduate courses in mathematics, computer science and economics, and as a readable introduction to the subject for non-mathematicians.

The opening chapters provide a basic foundation course, containing definitions and examples, connectedness, Eulerian and Hamiltonian paths and cycles, and trees, with a range of applications. This is followed by two chapters on planar graphs and colouring, with special reference to the four-colour theorem. The next chapter deals with transversal theory and connectivity, with applications to network flows. A final chapter on matroid theory ties together material from earlier chapters, and an appendix discusses algorithms and their efficiency.

Probability and statistics for scientists and engineers
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Rao V. Dukkipati
Place of Publication Tunbridge Wells
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher New Academic Science

This book is designed as a supplement to an introductory undergraduate or graduate course for mathematics, science and engineering students of all disciplines. the text covers all major aspects of engineering statistics, including descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, statistical test and confidence intervals for one and two samples and curve fitting, correlation, regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance. The book continues to maintain a student-friendly approach and numerical problem solving orientation. Presentations are limited to very basic topics to serve as an introduction to advance topics in those areas of discipline. The purpose of the book is to present the principles and concepts of Probability and Statistics as relevant to student learning.

Table of Contents: Numerical Descriptive Measures/ Probability/ Random Variables and Probability Distributions/ Sampling Distributions/ Estimation/ Hypothesis Testing/ Curve Fitting, Regression and Correlation/ Chi-Square Tests/ Analysis of Variance/ Appendices.

Time series analysis and forecasting by example
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Soren Bisgaard, Murat Kulahci
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Example provides the fundamental techniques in time series analysis using various examples. By introducing necessary theory through examples that showcase the discussed topics, the authors successfully help readers develop an intuitive understanding of seemingly complicated time series models and their implications.

The book presents methodologies for time series analysis in a simplified, example-based approach. Using graphics, the authors discuss each presented example in detail and explain the relevant theory while also focusing on the interpretation of results in data analysis. Following a discussion of why autocorrelation is often observed when data is collected in time, subsequent chapters explore related topics, including:

  • Graphical tools in time series analysis
  • Procedures for developing stationary, non-stationary, and seasonal models
  • How to choose the best time series model
  • Constant term and cancellation of terms in ARIMA models
  • Forecasting using transfer function-noise models

The final chapter is dedicated to key topics such as spurious relationships, autocorrelation in regression, and multiple time series. Throughout the book, real-world examples illustrate step-by-step procedures and instructions using statistical software packages such as SAS®, JMP, Minitab, SCA, and R. A related Web site features PowerPoint slides to accompany each chapter as well as the book’s data sets.

With its extensive use of graphics and examples to explain key concepts, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Example is an excellent book for courses on time series analysis at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. it also serves as a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers who carry out data and time series analysis in the fields of engineering, business, and economics.

Numerical methods
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Rao V. Dukkipati
Place of Publication Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Anshan

Numerical Methods has been specifically written to serve as a textbook for mathematics, science and engineering students of all disciplines. The text covers all major aspects of numerical methods, including numerical computations, matrices and linear system of equations, solution of algebraic and transcendental equations, finite differences and interpolation, curve fitting, correlation and regression, numerical differentiation and integration, and numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. The book maintains a student-friendly approach and numerical problem solving orientation. Presentations are limited to very basic topics to serve as an introduction to advanced topics in those areas of discipline. The purpose of the book is to present the principle and concepts of numerical methods as relevant to student learning.

The numerous worked examples and unsolved exercise problems are intended to provide the reader with an awareness of the general applicability of principles and concepts of numerical methods. An extensive bibliography to guide the student to further sources of information on numerical methods topics covered in this book is provided at the end of the book. Answers to all end-of-chapter problems are given at the end of the book.

The nonlinear workbook : chaos, fractals, cellular automata, genetic algorithms, gene expression programming, support vector machine, wavelets, hidden Markov models, Fuzzy logic with C++, Java and SymbolicC++ programs, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Willi-Hans Steeb in collaboration with Yorick Hardy, Ruedi Stoop
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher World Scientific

The Nonlinear Workbook provides a comprehensive treatment of all the techniques in nonlinear dynamics together with C++, Java and SymbolicC++ implementations. The book not only covers the theoretical aspects of the topics but also provides the practical tools. To understand the material, more than 100 worked out examples and 150 ready to run programs are included. New topics added to the fifth edition are Langton’s ant, chaotic data communication, self-controlling feedback, differential forms and optimization, T-norms and T-conorms with applications.

Protein interaction networks : computational analysis
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jasmine Malinao

Author Aidong Zhang
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The analysis of protein-protein interactions is fundamental to the understanding of cellular organization, processes, and functions. Recent large-scale investigations of protein-protein interactions using such techniques as two-hybrid systems, mass spectrometry, and protein microarrays have enriched the available protein interaction data and facilitated the construction of integrated protein-protein interaction networks. The resulting large volume of protein-protein interaction data has posed a challenge to experimental investigation. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the computational methods available for the analysis of protein-protein interaction networks. It offers an in-depth survey of a range of approaches, including statistical, topological, data-mining, and ontology-based methods. The author discusses the fundamental principles underlying each of these approaches and their respective benefits and drawbacks, and she offers suggestions for future research.

Electromagnetic field interaction with transmission lines : from classical theory to HF radiation effects
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Editors F. Rachidi & S. Tkachenko
Place of Publication Southampton, U.K.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher WIT

The evaluation of electromagnetic field coupling to transmission lines is an important problem in electromagnetic compatibility. The use of the transmission line (TL) approximation theory has permitted the solution of a large range of problems (e. g. lightning and EMP interaction with power lines). However, the continual increase in operating frequency of products and higher-frequency sources of disturbances (such as UWB systems) makes TL basic assumptions no longer acceptable for a certain number of applications. In the last decade or so, the generalization of classical TL theory to take into account high frequency effects has emerged as an important topic of study in electromagnetic compatibility. This effort resulted in the elaboration of the so-called “generalized” or “full-wave” TL theory, which incorporates high frequency radiation effects, while keeping the relative simplicity of TL equations.

This book is organized in two main parts. Part I presents consolidated knowledge of classical transmission line theory and different field-to-transmission line coupling models. Part II presents different approaches developed to generalize TL Theory.

Characterization in silicon processing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 123, MatE 125)

Editors Yale Strusser, C. Richard Brundle and Charles A. Evans, Jr.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Momentum Press

With a focus on the use of materials characterization techniques for silicon-based semiconductors, this volume in the “Materials Characterization” series focuses on the process flow of silicon wafer manufacture where materials properties, processing and associated problems are brought to the fore. The book is organized by the types of materials commonly associated with integrated silicon semiconductor circuits and the typical processes involved for each such material, including deposition, thermal treatment, and lithography. Readers will find features such as: the essential processes of Silicon Epitaxial Growth; coverage of Polysilicon Conductors, Silicides, Aluminum and Copper-based Conductors, Tungsten-based Conductors; and concise summaries of major characterization technologies for silicon and related semiconductor materials, including Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy, Neutron Activation Analysis and Raman Spectroscopy.

Bonds and bands in semiconductors, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors J.C. Phillips and Gerald Lucovsky
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Momentum Press

This classic work on the basic chemistry and solid state physics of semiconducting materials is now updated and improved with new chapters on crystalline and amorphous semiconductors. Written by two of the world’s pioneering materials scientists in the development of semiconductors, this work offers in a single-volume an authoritative treatment for the learning and understanding of what makes perhaps the world’s most important engineered materials actually work. Readers will find: the essential principles of chemical bonding, electron energy bands and their relationship to conductive and semi-conductive material behavior; the coverage on elastics and piezoelectric constants, lattice vibrations, charge densities, optical spectra, thermo-chemistry and other key elements of semiconductor behavior and function; and, new chapters on crystalline semiconductor interfaces, amorphous semiconductors and crystalline/amorphous interfaces.

Trigonometry, 3rd ed.

Authors Dennis G. Zill, Jacqueline M. Dewar
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

Designed for the one-term course in trigonometry, the Third Edition incorporates all of the many teaching and learning tools that have made Zill’s texts a resounding success. A rich pedagogy and an extensive supplements package make this text a must-have resource for students and instructors alike. Zill takes care to include a full set of engaging and motivating features for students including, a wide range of word problems and specific applications, historical accounts of mathematicians, and a strong variety of relevant exercises. These extensive exercises give students the opportunity to test their comprehension, challenge their understanding, and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.

Variational principles and free-boundary problems
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Avner Friedman
Place of Publication Mineola, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Dover

This advanced graduate-level text examines variational methods in partial differential equations and illustrates their applications to a number of free-boundary problems. Detailed statements of the standard theory of elliptic and parabolic operators make this treatment readable for engineers, students, and nonspecialists alike. Each chapter concludes with several problems and exercises.

Special functions : a graduate text
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Richard Beals, Roderick Wong
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The subject of special functions is often presented as a collection of disparate results, which are rarely organised in a coherent way. This book answers the need for a different approach to the subject. The authors’ main goals are to emphasise general unifying principles coherently and to provide clear motivation, efficient proofs, and original references for all of the principal results. The book covers standard material, but also much more, including chapters on discrete orthogonal polynomials and elliptic functions. The authors show how a very large part of the subject traces back to two equations – the hypergeometric equation and the confluent hypergeometric equation – and describe the various ways in which these equations are canonical and special. Providing ready access to theory and formulas, this book serves as an ideal graduate-level textbook as well as a convenient reference.

Complex analysis for mathematics and engineering, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Authors John H. Mathews, Russell W. Howell
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

Intended for the undergraduate student majoring in mathematics, physics or engineering, the Sixth Edition of Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering continues to provide a comprehensive, student-friendly presentation of this interesting area of mathematics. The authors strike a balance between the pure and applied aspects of the subject, and present concepts in a clear writing style that is appropriate for students at the junior/senior level. Through its thorough, accessible presentation and numerous applications, the sixth edition of this classic text allows students to work through even the most difficult proofs with ease. New exercise sets help students test their understanding of the material at hand and assess their progress through the course. Additional Mathematica and Maple exercises, as well as a student study guide are also available online.

Introduction to information systems : enabling and transforming business, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Authors R. Kelly Rainer, Casey G. Cegielski
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Information technology professionals will gain invaluable information with this updated resource on how to connect concepts to key business areas. These areas include accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. The new edition provides concise and accessible coverage of core IT topics. Do It Yourself activities show them how to apply the information on the job. Technology professionals will then be able to discover how critical IT is to each functional area and every business.

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Electric circuits, 9th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Manuel Ramos Jr. (EEE 31)

Authors James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Electric Circuits 9th Edition is the most widely used introductory circuits textbook of the past 25 years. As this book has evolved over the years to meet the changing learning styles of students, importantly, the underlying teaching approaches and philosophies remain unchanged. The goals are:

  • To build an understanding of concepts and ideas explicitly in terms of previous learning
  • To emphasize the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem solving approaches
  • To provide students with a strong foundation of engineering practices.

Chapter Problems * Practical Perspectives * Assessment Problems * Examples * Fundamental Equations and Concepts * Integration of Computer Tools

Instructors and students benefit greatly from thoughtful methods of assessing student learning. The ninth edition makes PowerPoint presentations available to instructors that include embedded assessment questions. During a lecture, the instructor can present material using PowerPoint, pose a question to the students concerning that material, and allow students to respond to the question. Results from student responses are immediately available to the instructor, providing real time information about the students’ comprehension of the material. This immediate feedback allows the instructor go back and revisit material the students did not comprehend, or to continue presenting new material if comprehension is satisfactory.

Every new copy of the book now comes with access to Video Solutions and a Pearson eText. Video solutions are complete, step-by-step solution walkthroughs of representative homework problems. The Pearson etext is a complete on-line version of the book that includes highlighting, note-taking and search capabilities.

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