Dec 7


The finite element method in engineering, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author  Singiresu S. Rao.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann

Finite Element Analysis is an analytical engineering tool originated by the Aerospace and nuclear power industries to find usable, approximate solutions to problems with many complex variables. It is an extension of derivative and integral calculus, and uses very large matrix arrays and mesh diagrams to calculate stress points, movement of loads and forces, and other basic physical behaviors. Rao provides a thorough grounding of the mathematical principles for setting up finite element solutions in civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering applications. The new edition includes examples using modern computer tools such as Matlab, Ansys, Nastran, and Abaqus.

Professional engineers will benefit from the introduction to the many useful applications of finite element analysis, and will gain a better understanding of its limitations and special uses.

New to this edition: Examples and applications in Matlab, Ansys, and Abaqus Structured problem solving approach in all worked examples New discussions throughout, including the direct method of deriving finite element equations, use of strong and weak form formulations, complete treatment of dynamic analysis, and detailed analysis of heat transfer problems.

Cold-formed steel design, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 147)

Authors  Wei-Wen Yu, Roger A. LaBoube
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Hailed by professionals around the world as the definitive text on the subject, Cold-Formed Steel Design is an indispensable resource for all who design for and work with cold-formed steel. No other book provides such exhaustive coverage of both the theory and practice of cold-formed steel construction. Updated and expanded to reflect all the important developments that have occurred in the field over the past decade, this Fourth Edition of the classic text provides you with more of the detailed, up-to-the-minute technical information and expert guidance you need to make optimum use of this incredibly versatile material for building construction.

Wei-Wen Yu and Roger LaBoube, respected authorities in the field, draw upon decades of experience in cold-formed steel design, research, teaching, and development of design specifications to provide guidance on all practical aspects of cold-formed steel design for manufacturing, civil engineering, and building applications. Throughout the book, they describe the structural behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections from both the theoretical and experimental perspectives, and discuss the rationale behind the AISI and North American design provisions. Cold-Formed Steel Design, Fourth Edition features:

  • Thoroughly up-to-date 2007 North American (AISI S100) design specifications
  • Both ASD and LRFD methods for USA and Mexico
  • LSD (Limit States Design) method for Canada
  • A new chapter on the Direct Strength Method
  • Updates and revisions of all 14 existing chapters
  • In-depth design examples and explanation of design provisions

Cold-Formed Steel Design, Fourth Edition is a necessary tool-of-the-trade for structural engineers, manufacturers, construction managers, and architects. It is also an excellent advanced text for college students and researchers in structural engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, and related disciplines.

Systems analysis and design, 9th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Gary B. Shelly, Harry J. Rosenblatt
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cengage

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, NINTH EDITION offers a practical, visually appealing approach to information systems development. The integrated Video Learning Sessions available via CourseMate will increase engagement and improve student understanding of the course material. Throughout the book, real-world case studies emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. Numerous projects, assignments, end-of-chapter exercises, and a Student Study Tool accessible only in CourseMate provide hands-on practice. The new Ninth Edition will help prepare students for success in today’s intensely competitive business world.

Probability : theory and examples, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Rick Durrett
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book is an introduction to probability theory covering laws of large numbers, central limit theorems, random walks, martingales, Markov chains, ergodic theorems, and Brownian motion. It is a comprehensive treatment concentrating on the results that are the most useful for applications. Its philosophy is that the best way to learn probability is to see it in action, so there are 200 examples and 450 problems.

Probability : an introduction
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author David A. Santos
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

Probability: An Introduction provides the fundamentals, requiring minimal algebraic skills from the student. It begins with an introduction to sets and set operations, progresses to counting techniques, and then presents probability in an axiomatic way, never losing sight of elucidating the subject through concrete examples. The book contains numerous examples and solved exercises taken from various fields, and includes computer explorations using Maple™.

Databases illuminated, 2nd ed.

Author Catherine Ricardo
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

Databases Illuminated, Second Edition integrates database theory with a practical approach to database design and implementation. The text is specifically designed for the modern database student, who will be expected to know both theory and applied design and implementation as professionals in the field. This Second Edition has been revised and updated to incorporate information about the new releases of Access 2010, Oracle 11g and Intersystems Cache. It includes material on the most recent topics such as, Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications. Instructor resources include Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides, solutions to all the exercises and projects in the text, test bank, and a complete instructor’s manual. Student resources include an open access companion website featuring: downloadable code; projects with step-by-step guidance that ensure students fully understand each step before moving on to the next; hands-on lab exercises that allow students to apply the concepts learned from the text; additional information not included in the text to allow for further study. The integrated, modern approach to databases, combined with strong pedagogical features, accessible writing, and a full package of student and instructor s resources, makes Databases Illuminated, Second Edition the perfect textbook for courses in this exciting field. New and Key Features of the updated Second Edition: Covers the new features of the current versions of popular database management systems, including Oracle 11, Access 2010, and InterSystems Cache; Incorporates the new curriculum recommendations in ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2008 and ACM/AIS IS2010 Curriculum Guidelines for IS2010.2, Data and Information Management, including more attention to security, concurrency, and net-centric computing. The chapter on computer ethics has been updated to take into account new regulations and practices; Contains more material on recent and relevant topics, such as Web access, JDBC, web programming, XML, data warehousing, data mining, and other emerging database technologies and applications; Includes the extensive object-relational features of the current release of Oracle, with downloadable code for students to implement; Object-oriented databases are implemented using InterSystems Cache, with downloadable code included on the website.

Distributed systems : concepts and design
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author George Coulouris
Place of Publication Essex, England
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson Education

Distributed Systems provides students of computer science and engineering with the skills they will need to design and maintain software for distributed applications. It will also be invaluable to software engineers and systems designers wishing to understand new and future developments in the field. From mobile phones to the Internet, our lives depend increasingly on distributed systems linking computers and other devices together in a seamless and transparent way. The fifth edition of this best-selling text continues to provide a comprehensive source of material on the principles and practice of distributed computer systems and the exciting new developments based on them, using a wealth of modern case studies to illustrate their design and development. The depth of coverage will enable students to evaluate existing distributed systems and design new ones.

Thinking mathematically, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Robert Blitzer
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson

Blitzer continues to raise the bar with his engaging applications developed to motivate readers from diverse majors and backgrounds. Thinking Mathematically, Fifth Edition, draws from the author’s unique background in art, psychology, and math to present math in the context of real-world applications. The author understands the needs of nervous readers and provides helpful tools in every chapter to help them master the material. Voice balloons are strategically placed throughout the book, showing what an instructor would say when leading a student through a problem. Study tips, chapter review grids, Chapter Tests, and abundant exercises provide ample review and practice.

Complexity theory and project management
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Authors Wanda Curlee, Robert L. Gordon
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Complexity Theory and Project Management shifts this paradigm to create opportunities for expanding the decision-making process in ways that promote flexibility—and increase effectiveness. It informs readers on the managerial challenges of juggling project requirements, and offers them a clear roadmap on how to revise perspectives and reassess priorities to excel despite having an unpredictable workflow.

Complexity Theory and Project Management provides remedies through the use of teaching notes, power point slides, a solutions manual, and a toolbox of answers to common project management problems to illustrate how the deployment of complexity theory can make a project more successful. One of the first books covering the subject of complexity theory for project management, this useful guide:

  • Explains the relationship of complexity theory to virtual project management
  • Supplies techniques, tips, and suggestions for building effective and successful teams in the virtual environment
  • Presents current information about best practices and relevant proactive tools
  • Makes a strong case for including complexity theory in PMI’s PMBOK Guide

Complexity Theory and Project Management gives a firsthand view on the future of complexity theory as a driving force in the management field, and allows project managers to get a head start in applying its principles immediately to produce more favorable outcomes.

Optimal design of experiments : a case study approach
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Peter Goos and Bradley Jones
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book demonstrates the utility of the computer-aided optimal design approach using real industrial examples. These examples address questions such as the following:

  • How can I do screening inexpensively if I have dozens of factors to investigate?
  • What can I do if I have day-to-day variability and I can only perform 3 runs a day?
  • How can I do RSM cost effectively if I have categorical factors?
  • How can I design and analyze experiments when there is a factor that can only be changed a few times over the study?
  • How can I include both ingredients in a mixture and processing factors in the same study?
  • How can I design an experiment if there are many factor combinations that are impossible to run?
  • How can I make sure that a time trend due to warming up of equipment does not affect the conclusions from a study?
  • How can I take into account batch information in when designing experiments involving multiple batches?
  • How can I add runs to a botched experiment to resolve ambiguities?

While answering these questions the book also shows how to evaluate and compare designs. This allows researchers to make sensible trade-offs between the cost of experimentation and the amount of information they obtain.

Understanding nanomaterials
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 197, MSE 298)

Author Malkiat S. Johal
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

With a selective presentation of topics that makes it accessible for students who have taken introductory university science courses, Understanding Nanomaterials is a training tool for the future workforce in nanotech development. This introductory textbook offers insights into the fundamental principles that govern the fabrication, characterization, and application of nanomaterials.

Assuming only a basic level of competency in physics, chemistry, and biology, the author focuses on the needs of the undergraduate curriculum, discussing important processes such as self-assembly, patterning, and nanolithography. His approach limits mathematical rigor in the presentation of key results and proofs, leaving it to the instructor’s discretion to add more advanced details, or emphasize particular areas of interest.

With its combination of discussion-based instruction and explanation of problem-solving skills, this textbook highlights interdisciplinary theory and enabling tools derived from chemistry, biology, physics, medicine, and engineering. It also includes real-world examples related to energy, the environment, and medicine.

Elementary number theory, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Underwood Dudley
Place of Publication Mineola, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Dover

Minimal prerequisites make this text ideal for a first course in number theory. Written in a lively, engaging style by the author of popular mathematics books, it features nearly 1,000 imaginative exercises and problems. Solutions to many of the problems are included, and a teacher’s guide is available. 1978 edition.

Probability on graphs : random processes on graphs and lattices
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Geoffrey Grimmett
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This introduction to some of the principal models in the theory of disordered systems leads the reader through the basics, to the very edge of contemporary research, with the minimum of technical fuss. Topics covered include random walk, percolation, self-avoiding walk, interacting particle systems, uniform spanning tree, random graphs, as well as the Ising, Potts, and random-cluster models for ferromagnetism, and the Lorentz model for motion in a random medium. Schramm-Löwner evolutions (SLE) arise in various contexts. The choice of topics is strongly motivated by modern applications and focuses on areas that merit further research. Special features include a simple account of Smirnov’s proof of Cardy’s formula for critical percolation, and a fairly full account of the theory of influence and sharp-thresholds. Accessible to a wide audience of mathematicians and physicists, this book can be used as a graduate course text. Each chapter ends with a range of exercises.

Combinatorics : a guided tour
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author David R. Mazur
Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Mathematical Association of America

Combinatorics is mathematics of enumeration, existence, construction, and optimization questions concerning finite sets. This text focuses on the first three types of questions and covers basic counting and existence principles, distributions, generating functions, recurrence relations,  combinatorial designs, error correcting codes, partially ordered sets, and selected applications to graph theory including the enumeration of trees, the chromatic polynomial, and introductory Ramsey theory. The only prerequisites are single-variable calculus and familiarity with sets and basic proof techniques.

The text emphasizes the brands of thinking that are characteristic of combinatorics: bijective and combinatorial proofs, recursive analysis, and counting problem classification. It is flexible enough to be used for undergraduate courses in combinatorics, second courses in discrete mathematics, introductory graduate courses in applied mathematics programs, as well as for independent study or reading courses.

What makes this text a guided tour are the approximately 350 reading questions spread throughout its eight chapters. These questions provide checkpoints for learning and prepare the reader for the end-of-section exercises of which there are over 470. Most sections conclude with Travel Notes that add color to the material of the section via anecdotes, open problems, suggestions for further reading, and biographical information about mathematicians involved in the discoveries.

Mining equipment and systems : theory and practice of exploitation and reliability
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (EM 156)

Author Jacek M. Czaplicki
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

It has been almost fifty years since the first papers on the application of reliability theory to mining problems were published in the United States. Developing rapidly in the late 1950s and 1960s, reliability theory quickly found a wide application in mining engineering. Ten years later “Terotechnology” became popular in the UK and at the same time its counterpart “Theory of Exploitation” was introduced in Central Europe. Similar to reliability theory, they both found wide application in mining. Since then a lot of articles have been published in many countries concerning these scopes of considerations but a wider elaboration on this topic was still lacking. This book gives an explanation of the mutual relationships between terotechnology and the theory of exploitation, and presents the fundamentals of the theory of exploitation and its role in relation to mining engineering where mine machines and machinery systems are concerned. Further, statistical diagnostics, exploitation processes of machines, reliability and its models, and the methods of modelling and analysis of the processes of changes of states are treated.

A significant part of the book deals with cyclical systems that are in common use. A variety of models are considered supported by many case studies. The last chapter deals with combined systems operating in a mixed manner. Finally, an analyses of the influence of the inhomogeneity of a different nature in a shovel-truck type system is given. The examples presented in the book are based on the data coming from operation of pieces of equipment from different mines and different countries.

This book will be of particular interest to students, academics and lecturers of mining faculties and schools of mining. Mining Engineers and other professionals in the mining industry will also find this book of interest. Finally, students in mathematics will find practical applications and problem solving in this book.

Quantum mechanics, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Yoav Peleg
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This Schaum’s Outline gives you:

  • Hundreds of examples with explanations of quantum mechanics concepts
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of quantum mechanics
  • Complete review of all course fundamentals

Topics include: Mathematical Background; Schrodinger Equation and Applications; Foundations of Quantum Mechanics; Harmonic Oscillator; Angular Momentum; Spin; Hydrogen-Like Atoms; Particle Motion in an Electromagnetic Field; Solution Methods in Quantum Mechanics; Solutions Methods in Quantum Mechanics; Numerical Methods in Quantum Mechanics; Identical Particles; Addition of Angular Momenta; Scattering Theory; and Semiclassical Treatment of Radiation

The TAB battery book : an in-depth guide to construction, design, and use
Recommending faculty: Prof. Ivan Cruz

Author Michael Root
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics

Ideal for hobbyists and engineers alike, The TAB Battery Book: An In-Depth Guide to Construction Design and Use offers comprehensive coverage of these portable energy powerhouses. This practical guide discusses battery chemistry and engineering, how batteries are used, and the history of batteries. You’ll find out how different types of batteries work and how to select the right battery for any application. The book also examines the technological advances being used to develop batteries as robust energy sources for a wide variety of devices. Tap into the power of all kinds of batteries with help from this detailed resource.

Coverage includes:

  • Portable energy and long-term energy storage
  • Batteries for portable consumer demands, medical devices, electric vehicles, large-scale electrical energy storage, and space and military applications
  • Basic physics and chemistry
  • The science of batteries–cells, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and capacity
  • Battery engineering designs, including electrode, seal, and vent design
  • Battery performance, reliability, and safety
  • Primary battery technologies–aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes, including alkaline and lithium
  • Rechargeable batteries, including nickel-metal hydride and lithium ion
  • Selecting the right battery for any application
  • Future technologies, such as thin-film, large-energy storage, and high-energy density batteries

Solar thermal and biomass energy
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa

Authors G. Lorenzini, C. Biserni & G. Flacco
Place of Publication Southampton, U.K.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher WIT Press

The book is concerned with renewable energy sources. In particular, it reviews the state of the art in thermal solar techniques and biomasses. The first topic treated is solar radiation, followed by the possible utilizations of solar energy through thermal solar techniques. The last part of the book relates to biomasses, starting from the definition of this wide-ranging field and how it is successfully treated by obtaining energy from biomasses, and including all the environmental aspects. Very few books treat so diffusely the advances in thermal solar technologies, especially in biomasses, a topic where there is considerable confusion due to the very wide range of related technologies.

Algorithms for image processing and computer vision, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author J.R. Parker
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Thanks to advances in computer hardware and software, algorithms have been developed that support sophisticated image processing without requiring an extensive background in mathematics. This bestselling book has been fully updated with the newest of these, including 2D vision methods in content-based searches and the use of graphics cards as image processing computational aids. It’s an ideal reference for software engineers and developers, advanced programmers, graphics programmers, scientists, and other specialists who require highly specialized image processing.

  • Algorithms now exist for a wide variety of sophisticated image processing applications required by software engineers and developers, advanced programmers, graphics programmers, scientists, and related specialists
  • This bestselling book has been completely updated to include the latest algorithms, including 2D vision methods in content-based searches, details on modern classifier methods, and graphics cards used as image processing computational aids
  • Saves hours of mathematical calculating by using distributed processing and GPU programming, and gives non-mathematicians the shortcuts needed to program relatively sophisticated applications.
  • Algorithms for Image Processing and Computer Vision, 2nd Edition provides the tools to speed development of image processing applications.

Cluster computing for robotics and computer vision
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Damian M. Lyons
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher World Scientific

In this book, we look at how cluster technology can be leveraged to build better robots. Algorithms and approaches in key areas of robotics and computer vision, such as map building, target tracking, action selection and landmark learning, are reviewed and cluster implementations for these are presented.

The objective of the book is to give professionals working in the beowulf cluster or robotics and computer vision fields a concrete view of the strong synergy between the areas as well as to spur further fruitful exploitation of this connection. The book is written at a level appropriate for an advanced undergraduate or graduate student. The key concepts in robotics, computer vision and cluster computing are introduced before being used to make the text useful to a wide audience in these fields.

Workshop processes, practices, and materials
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 12)

Author Bruce J. Black
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Newnes

Workshop Processes, Practices and Materials is an ideal introduction to workshop processes, practices and materials for entry level engineers and workshop technicians.
With detailed illustrations throughout, and simple, clear language, this is a practical, one book introduction to what can be a very complex subject. It has been significantly updated and revised to include new material on adhesives, protective coatings, plastics and current Health and Safety legislation. It covers all the standard topics including safe practices, measuring equipment, hand and machine tools, materials and joining methods, making it an indispensable handbook for use both in class and the workshop.

  • Its broad coverage makes it a useful reference book for many different courses worldwide, including BTEC First Engineering and other NVQ Level 2 engineering courses from City and Guilds.
  • A practical workshop text, with the essential information on workshop practice needed by students new to the field of mechanical engineering
  • End of chapter review questions help reinforce chapter content
  • Clear, straightforward writing style, with detailed illustrations throughout, to improve accessibility for visual learners

Deploying next generation multicast-enabled applications : label switched multicast for MPLS VPNs, VPLS, and wholesale Ethernet
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Vinod Joseph
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

The growth, scale, and prominence of video applications over the years have placed emphasis on the most scalable and efficient way to deliver multi-play content (voice, video and data) to the end user. Multicast is the most effective and efficient carrier of video applications from a network standpoint. Financial organizations deploy large-scale multicast infrastructures to enable trading and e-commerce. The introduction of 4G and beyond makes this technology even more indispensible since mobile operators need an efficient mechanism to deliver repetitive content to many a handset, and multicast is the answer. This is the first book to distill information on this topic from disparate sources. It is written by one of the early implementers, and is the go-to reference for deploying the Next Generation model. This book proves a real benefit to networking professionals from service providers, enterprises, the vendor community, and anyone else who wants to understand this fast emerging and popular scheme of deployment from a vendor-neutral standpoint.

  • Offers contextualized case studies for illustrating deployment of the Next Generation Multicast technology
  • Provides the background necessary to understand current generation multi-play applications and their service requirements
  • Includes practical tips on various migration options available for moving to the Next Generation framework from the legacy

Heavy metals in the environment
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero (MetE 197)

Author Lawrence K. Wang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher CRC Press

A successful modern heavy metal control program for any industry will include not only traditional water pollution control, but also air pollution control, soil conservation, site remediation, groundwater protection, public health management, solid waste disposal, and combined industrial-municipal heavy metal waste management. In fact, it should be a total environmental control program. Comprehensive in scope, Heavy Metals in the Environment provides technical and economical information on the development of a feasible total heavy metal control program that can benefit industry and local municipalities.

The book discusses the importance and contamination of metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium, zinc, copper, nickel, iron, and mercury. It covers important research of metals in the environment, the processes and mechanisms for metals control and removal, the environmental behavior and effects of engineered metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, environmental geochemistry of high arsenic aquifer systems, nano-technology applications in metal ion adsorption, biosorption of metals, and heavy metal removal by expopolysaccharide-producing cyanobacteria. The authors delineate technologies for metals treatment and management, metal bearing effluents, metal-contaminated solid wastes, metal finishing industry wastes and brownfield sites, and arsenic-contaminated groundwater streams. They also discuss control, treatment, and management of metal emissions from motor vehicles.

The authors reflect the breadth of the field and draw on personal experiences to provide an in-depth presentation of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends for each industrial or commercial operation. The methodologies and technologies discussed are directly applicable to the waste management problems that must be met in all industries.

Introduction to basic chemistry, 7th ed.

Authors Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Introduction to Basic Chemistry, 7e, International Edition” includes the first 16 chapters of “Introduction to Chemistry: A Foundation, 7e, International Edition”. This new edition features a more explicit problem-solving pedagogy to help students develop critical thinking tools they can use in the introductory course and beyond. Capturing student interest through early coverage of chemical reactions, accessible explanations and visualizations, and an emphasis on everyday applications, the authors explain chemical concepts by starting with the basics, using symbols or diagrams, and concluding by encouraging students to test their own understanding of the solution. This step-by-step approach has already helped hundreds of thousands of students master chemical concepts and develop problem-solving skills. The book is known for its focus on conceptual learning and for the way it motivates students by connecting chemical principles to real-life experiences in chapter-opening discussions and ‘Chemistry in Focus’ boxes.The seventh edition now adds a ‘questioning’ pedagogy to in-text examples to help students learn what questions they should be asking themselves while solving problems, offers a revamped art program to better serve visual learners, and includes a significant number of revised end-of-chapter questions.

Dec 6

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Given the recent advances in site investigation techniques, computing, access to information and monitoring, plus the current emphasis on safety, accountability and sustainability, this book introduces an up-to-date methodology for the design of all types of rock engineering projects, whether surface or underground. Guidance is provided on the nature of the modeling to support design and the information required for design; also included is a procedure for technical auditing of the modeling and design together with the related protocol sheets. Written by two eminent authors, clearly structured and containing many illustrations, this volume is intended for consulting engineers, contractors, researchers, lecturers and students working on rock engineering projects.

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Author(s): Xia-Ting Feng, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; John A. Hudson, Imperial College, London, UK
Published: July 27, 2011 by CRC Press – 468 Pages

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Dec 5


Abstract: The aim of ergonomics in design is to maximise the human contribution to system performance, and to ensure that users are not overloaded in their activities. The optimum ‘allocation of functions’ between the users and the rest of the system must be achieved, and the user-system interface must be compatible with human capabilities and limitations. Task descriptions, and approaches to modelling user behaviour, help in this. Both the hardware interface and the software interface are important in computer-based systems. Other aspects of system design with substantial ergonomics content are procedural aids, the workspace and environmental aspects. Good ergonomics practice demands comprehensive consideration of all the facets of human interaction with the system.

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Source: IEE PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 130, Pt. A, No. 4, JUNE 1983
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Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication Vol. 120 : October 2012
Publisher Japan Society of Civil Engineers

International Journal of Geoinformatics

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, DC
Date of Publication Vol. 222, no. 5 : November 2012
Publisher National Geographic Society



Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 180, no. 23 : December 3, 2012
Publisher Time Asia



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Date of Publication Vol. 180, no. 21 : November 19, 2012
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Date of Publication Vol 180, no. 22 : November 26, 2012
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