Jan 30


Tools for signal compression
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 274)

Author Nicolas Moreau
Place of Publication London : ISTE Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book presents tools and algorithms required to compress/uncompress signals such as speech and music. These algorithms are largely used in mobile phones, DVD players, HDTV sets, etc.In a first rather theoretical part, this book presents the standard tools used in compression systems: scalar and vector quantization, predictive quantization, transform quantization, entropy coding. In particular we show the consistency between these different tools. The second part explains how these tools are used in the latest speech and audio coders. The third part gives Matlab programs simulating these coders.

Thermal infrared sensors : theory, optimization, and practice
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 117)

Authors Helmut Budzier, Gerald Gerlach
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The problems involved in designing optimal infrared (IR) measuring systems under given conditions are commensurately complex. The optical set-up and radiation conditions, the interaction between sensor and irradiation and the sensor itself, determine the operation of the sensor system. Simple calculations for solving these problems without any understanding of the causal relationships are not possible.Thermal Infrared Sensors offers a concise explanation of the basic physical and photometric fundamentals needed for the consideration of these interactions. It depicts the basics of thermal IR sensor systems and explains the manifold causal relationships between the most important effects and influences, describing the relationships between sensor parameters such as thermal and special resolution, and application conditions.

This book covers:

  • various types of thermal sensors, like thermoelectric sensor, pyroelectric sensors, microbolometers, micro-Golay cells and bimorphous sensors;
  • basic applications for thermal sensors;
  • noise – a limiting factor for thermal resolution and detectivity – including an outline of the mathematics and noise sources in thermal infrared sensors;
  • the properties of IR sensor systems in conjunction with the measurement environment and application conditions;
  • 60 examples showing calculations of real problems with real numbers, as they occur in many practical applications.

This is an essential reference for practicing design and optical engineers and users of infrared sensors and infrared cameras. With this book they will be able to transform the demonstrated solutions to their own problems, find ways to match their commercial IR sensors and cameras to their measurement conditions, and to tailor and optimise sensors and set-ups to particular IR measurement problems. The basic knowledge outlined in this book will give advanced undergraduate and graduate students a thorough grounding in this technology.

The UMTS air-interface in RF engineering : design and operation of UMTS networks
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 141)

Author Shing-Fong Su
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The UMTS Air-Interface in RF Engineering shows you how to design, build, and operate the 3G wireless networks that carry most of today’s global voice and data communications. The book explains the RF engineering aspects of UMTS, key elements of the 3GPP specifications, and practical operation of UMTS networks.

Written by an internationally renowned expert on wireless systems, this essential engineering tool takes you through UMTS basics and standards …radio resource and link controls…physical layer…cell reselection… handover…power control…HSDPA…WCDMA RF network planning and optimization…repeaters and tower top amplifiers…inter-system interference …and more. Filled with 150 detailed illustrations, The UMTS Air-Interface in RF Engineering features:

  • A complete explanation of UMTS in an RF engineering context
  • Expert information on key elements of the 3GPP specifications
  • Numerous applications of theoretical concepts to the day-to-day operation of UMTS networks
  • Step-by-step guidance on UMTS physical layer procedures

Wind energy explained : theory, design and application 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Edwin N. Quiros (EgyE 201)

Author J.F. Manwell
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

This edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on:

  • the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics;
  • wind turbine testing and modelling;
  • wind turbine design standards;
  • offshore wind energy;
  • special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.

Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on data processing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineering students.

This book offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practicing engineers.

Wideband beamforming : concepts and techniques
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 113)

Author Wei Liu
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Wideband beamforming has advanced with the increasing bandwidth in wireless communications and the development of ultra wideband (UWB) technology.

In this book, the authors address the fundamentals and most recent developments in the field of wideband beamforming. The book provides a thorough coverage of the subject including major sub-areas such as sub-band adaptive beamforming, frequency invariant beamforming, blind wideband beamforming, beamforming without temporal processing, and beamforming for multi-path signals.

Key Features:

  • Unique book focusing on wideband beamforming
  • Discusses a hot topic coinciding with the increasing bandwidth in wireless communications and the development of UWB technology
  • Addresses the general concept of beamforming including fixed beamformers and adaptive beamformers
  • Covers advanced topics including sub-band adaptive beamforming, frequency invariant beamforming, blind wideband beamforming, beamforming without temporal processing, and beamforming for multi-path signals
  • Includes various design examples and corresponding complexity analyses

This book provides a reference for engineers and researchers in wireless communications and signal processing fields. Postgraduate students studying signal processing will also find this book of interest.

Systems engineering : principles and practice
Recommending faculty: Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon (ChE 141, ChE 142, ChE 251 )

Author Alexander Kossiakoff
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

Systems Engineering Principles and Practice is a national standard textbook for the study of traditional systems engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It addresses the need for an introductory overview, first-text for the development and acquisition of complex technical systems. The material is well organized, readable and fundamental to learning how to think like a systems engineer and carry out best practices in the field. Since systems engineering is still developing as a discipline, there have been new concepts and practices that have entered the field since the text was published in 2003. As an increasing number of students have used the text, topics have been discovered that would benefit from expansion, integration and clarification.The proposed second edition will be developed by colleagues of the original authors to upgrade this unique interdisciplinary guide to systems engineering to maintain relevance and currency in this rapidly changing and demanding field.

System dynamics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Bryan G. Alamani, Prof. Joey Duran Ocon (ChE 182)

Author William J. Palm III
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

“System Dynamics” includes the strongest treatment of computational software and system simulation of any available text, with its early introduction of MATLAB[registered] and Simulink[registered]. The text’s extensive coverage also includes discussion of the root locus and frequency response plots, among other methods for assessing system behavior in the time and frequency domains as well as topics such as function discovery, parameter estimation, and system identification techniques, motor performance evaluation, and system dynamics in everyday life.

Semiconductors from book to breadboard : complete textbook
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (EEE 42)

Author Kevin A. McGowan
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar, Cengage Learning

A user-friendly, hands-on approach to understanding solid-state devices, “Semiconductors: From Book to Breadboard: Complete Textbook/Lab Manual, International Edition” centers on the concepts and skills entry-level electronics technicians need to be successful. Delivered in a common-sense, lesson-to-lab format, the book uses simple terms and multiple learning reinforcements – like chapter reviews and online resources – to identify, test, and troubleshoot discrete and integrated semiconductor devices, such as diodes, transistors, and op amps. Twenty-two classroom-tested labs show users how to build, observe, and analyze the operation of rectifiers, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, and electronic control circuits, and help build a working knowledge of the material.

Self-organized organic semiconductors : from materials to device applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 41)

Editor Quan Li
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book focuses on the exciting topic on self-organized organic semiconductors – from materials to device applications. It offers up-to-date and accessible coverage of self-organized semiconductors for organic chemistry, polymer science, liquid crystals, materials science, material engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, optics, optic-electronics, nanotechnology and semiconductors. Chapters cover chemistry, physics, processing, and characterization. The applications include photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and transistors.

Security of information and communication networks
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 107)

Author Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Wiley

Information and communications security is a hot topic in private industry as well as in government agencies. This book provides a complete conceptual treatment of securing information and transporting it over a secure network in a manner that does not require a strong mathematical background. It stresses why information security is important, what is being done about it, how it applies to networks, and an overview of its key issues. It is written for anyone who needs to understand these important topics at a conceptual rather than a technical level.

Robotic microassembly
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Editors Michael Gauthier, Stephane Regnier
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

This book presents and analyzes new and emerging models and methods developed around the world for robotic microassembly, a new and innovative way to produce better microsystems. By exploring everything from the physics of micromanipulation to microassembly to microhandling, it provides the first complete overview and review of this rapidly growing field. Robotic Microassembly is divided into three parts:

  • Part One: Modeling of the Microworld
  • Part Two: Handling Strategies
  • Part Three: Robotic and Microassembly

Together, these three parts feature eight chapters contributed by eight different authors. The authors, internationally recognized experts in the field of robotic microassembly, represent research laboratories in Asia, Europe, and North America. As a result, readers get a remarkable perspective on different approaches to robotic microassembly from around the world. Examples provided throughout the chapters help readers better understand how these different approaches work in practice. References at the end of each chapter lead to the primary literature for further investigation of individual topics.

Robotic microassembly offers a new, improved way to manufacture high-performance microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Therefore, any professional or student involved in microrobotics, micromechatronics, self-assembly or MEMS will find plenty of novel ideas and methods in this book that set the stage for new approaches to design and build the next generation of MEMS and microproducts.

Restructured electric power systems : analysis of electricity markets with equilibrium models
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa, Prof. Ivan Cruz

Editor Xiao-Ping Zhang
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Electricity market deregulation is driving the power energy production from a monopolistic structure into a competitive market environment. The development of electricity markets has necessitated the need to analyze market behavior and power. Restructured Electric Power Systems reviews the latest developments in electricity market equilibrium models and discusses the application of such models in the practical analysis and assessment of electricity markets.

Drawing upon the extensive involvement in the research and industrial development of the leading experts in the subject area, the book starts by explaining the current developments of electrical power systems towards smart grids and then relates the operation and control technologies to the aspects in electricity markets. It explores:

  • The problems of electricity market behavior and market power
  • Mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints (MPEC) and equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints (EPEC)
  • Tools and techniques for solving the electricity market equilibrium problems
  • Various electricity market equilibrium models
  • State-of-the-art techniques for computing the electricity market equilibrium problems
  • The application of electricity market equilibrium models in assessing the economic benefits of transmission expansions for market environments, forward and spot markets, short-term power system security, and analysis of reactive power impact

Resonant power converters
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Authors Marian K. Kazimierczuk, Dariusz Czarkowski
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book is devoted to resonant energy conversion in power electronics. It is a practical, systematic guide to the analysis and design of various dc-dc resonant inverters, high-frequency rectifiers, and dc-dc resonant converters that are building blocks of many of today’s high-frequency energy processors. Designed to function as both a superior senior-to-graduate level textbook for electrical engineering courses and a valuable professional reference for practicing engineers, it provides students and engineers with a solid grasp of existing high-frequency technology, while acquainting them with a number of easy-to-use tools for the analysis and design of resonant power circuits. Resonant power conversion technology is now a very hot area and in the center of the renewable energy and energy harvesting technologies.

Reliability technology : principles and practice of failure prevention in electronic systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Ivan Cruz (EE 353)

Author Norman Pascoe
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

A unique book that describes the practical processes necessary to achieve failure free equipment performance, for quality and reliability engineers, design, manufacturing process and environmental test engineers.

This book studies the essential requirements for successful product life cycle management. It identifies key contributors to failure in product life cycle management and particular emphasis is placed upon the importance of thorough Manufacturing Process Capability reviews for both in-house and outsourced manufacturing strategies. The readers? attention is also drawn to the many hazards to which a new product is exposed from the commencement of manufacture through to end of life disposal.

  • Revolutionary in focus, as it describes how to achieve failure free performance rather than how to predict an acceptable performance failure rate (reliability technology rather than reliability engineering)
  • Author has over 40 years experience in the field, and the text is based on classroom tested notes from the reliability technology course he taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA?
  • Contains graphical interpretations of mathematical models together with diagrams, tables of physical constants, case studies and unique worked examples?

Principles of microelectromechanical systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 117, EEE 101)

Author Ki Bang Lee
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

The building blocks of MEMS design through closed-form solutions

Microelectromechanical Systems, or MEMS, is the technology of very small systems; it is found in everything from inkjet printers and cars to cell phones, digital cameras, and medical equipment. This book describes the principles of MEMS via a unified approach and closed-form solutions to micromechanical problems, which have been recently developed by the author and go beyond what is available in other texts. The closed-form solutions allow the reader to easily understand the linear and nonlinear behaviors of MEMS and their design applications.

Beginning with an overview of MEMS, the opening chapter also presents dimensional analysis that provides basic dimensionless parameters existing in large- and small-scale worlds. The book then explains microfabrication, which presents knowledge on the common fabrication process to design realistic MEMS. From there, coverage includes:

  • Statics/force and moment acting on mechanical structures in static equilibrium
  • Static behaviors of structures consisting of mechanical elements
  • Dynamic responses of the mechanical structures by the solving of linear as well as nonlinear governing equations
  • Fluid flow in MEMS and the evaluation of damping force acting on the moving structures
  • Basic equations of electromagnetics that govern the electrical behavior of MEMS
  • Combining the MEMS building blocks to form actuators and sensors for a specific purpose

All chapters from first to last use a unified approach in which equations in previous chapters are used in the derivations of closed-form solutions in later chapters. This helps readers to easily understand the problems to be solved and the derived solutions. In addition, theoretical models for the elements and systems in the later chapters are provided, and solutions for the static and dynamic responses are obtained in closed-forms.

This book is designed for senior or graduate students in electrical and mechanical engineering, researchers in MEMS, and engineers from industry. It is ideal for radio frequency/electronics/sensor specialists who, for design purposes, would like to forego numerical nonlinear mechanical simulations. The closed-form solution approach will also appeal to device designers interested in performing large-scale parametric analysis.

Practical problems in mathematics for electricians

Author Stephen L. Herman
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, 9E will give readers the math skills they need to succeed in the electrical trade. It introduces them to the important math principles through problems designed for the electrical profession and offers them an excellent opportunity to develop and practice problem-solving skills while at the same time providing a valuable review of electrical terminology. This new edition uses the same straightforward writing style and simple, step-by-step explanations that made previous editions so reader-friendly. It minimizes theory and emphasizes problem solving techniques and practice problems. This new edition also includes updated illustrations and information for a better learning experience than ever before! The book begins with basic arithmetic and then, once these basic topics have been mastered, progresses to algebra and concludes with trigonometry. Practical problems with real-world scenarios from the electrical field are used throughout, allowing readers to apply key mathematical concepts while developing an awareness of basic electrical terms and practices. This is the perfect resource for anyone entering the electrical industry or simply looking to brush up on the necessary math.

Practical array processing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 274, EE 282)

Editors Mark Sullivan
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A Complete Education on Array Processing-from Theory to Practice

Learn all the ins and outs of creating reliable communication systems with Practical Array Processing. This comprehensive guide goes through the entire subject, from a detailed look at the theory of array processing to practical information on how to design and build systems for both commercial and military applications.

Written by a recognized expert in the field, Practical Array Processing focuses on the practical issues in any project involving one or more antenna arrays. It provides key background information and hands-on techniques regarding array calibration…antenna array design…signal detection…direction finding…interference cancellation…and more. The book concludes with an explanation of how emitters can be located using angles of arrival or time differences measured at multiple sites.

Practical Array Processing includes

  • Hands-on advice for performing full systems engineering analysis on array processing systems
  • Coverage of basic techniques, such as calibration, not included in most texts
  • Easy-to-understand mathematical algorithms, with software and firmware applications
  • In-depth, accessible discussions of array processing theory

In this array processing guide

• Digital Receiver Techniques • Array Signal Processing Models • Signal Detection • Direction Finding • Beamforming • Emitter Geolocation


Power system analysis and design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 282)

Authors J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutia S. Sarma, Thomas J. Overbye
Place of Publication Stamford, Conn.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

The new edition of POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of power systems along with tools to aid them in applying these skills to real world situations. Physical concepts are highlighted while also giving necessary attention to mathematical techniques. Both theory and modeling are developed from simple beginnings so that they can be readily extended to new and complex situations. The authors incorporate new tools and material to aid students with design issues and reflect recent trends in the field.

Power-switching converters
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 228)

Authors Simon Ang, Alejandro Oliva
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Significantly expanded and updated with extensive revisions, new material, and a new chapter on emerging applications of switching converters, Power-Switching Converters, Third Edition offers the same trusted, accessible, and comprehensive information as its bestselling predecessors. Similar to the two previous editions, this book can be used for an introductory as well as a more advanced course.

Chapters begin with an introduction to switching converters and basic switching converter topologies. Entry level chapters continue with a discussion of resonant converters, isolated switching converters, and the control schemes of switching converters. Skipping to chapters 10 and 11, the subject matter involves an examination of interleaved converters and switched capacitor converters to round out and complete the overview of switching converter topologies.

More detailed chapters include the continuous time-modeling and discrete-time modeling of switching converters as well as analog control and digital control. Advanced material covers tools for the simulation of switching converters (including both PSpice and Matlab simulations) and the basic concepts necessary to understand various actual and emerging applications for switching converters, such as power factor correction, LED drivers, low-noise converters, and switching converters topologies for solar and fuel cells.

The final chapter contains several complete design examples, including experimental designs that may be used as technical references or for class laboratory projects. Supplementary information is available at crcpress.com including slides, PSpice examples (designed to run on the OrCAD 9.2 student version and PSIM software) and MATLAB scripts.

Continuing the august tradition of its predecessors, Power-Switching Converters, Third Edition provides introductory and advanced information on all aspects of power switching converters to give students the solid foundation and applicable knowledge required to advance in this growing field.

Power electronic converters : PWM strategies and current control techniques
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 228)

Editor Eric Monmasson
Place of Publication London, Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE,Wiley

A voltage converter changes the voltage of an electrical power source and is usually combined with other components to create a power supply. This title is devoted to the control of static converters, which deals with pulse-width modulation (PWM) techniques, and also discusses methods for current control. Various application cases are treated. The book is ideal for professionals in power engineering, power electronics, and electric drives industries, as well as practicing engineers, university professors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.


Jan 30


JCS Japan

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

JCS Japan

Journal of Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication Vol. 30, no. 2 : 2012
Publisher Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, DC
Date of Publication Vol. 223, no. 1 : January 2013
Publisher National Geographic Society

National Geographic

ORMS Today

Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication Vol. 39, no. 6 : December 2012
Publisher Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

ORMS Today


Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 2 : January 21, 2013
Publisher Time Asia



Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 3 January 28, 2013
Publisher Time Asia


Jan 29


The lineman’s and cableman’s handbook
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon, Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto Jr. (EE 153)

Authors Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Completely revised to reflect the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, 12th Edition, provides in-depth information on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines. The latest OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM standards are emphasized throughout.

This authoritative resource presents basic principles, equipment, standards, and safety regulations, allowing electrical workers to avoid costly errors, diagnose and repair power failures, and ensure optimum safety. A wealth of illustrations and photographs make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises help reinforce key concepts.

Comprehensive coverage includes:
Electrical principles and systems * Substations * Circuits * Construction * Wood-pole, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures * Distribution automation * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Distribution transformers * Lightning and surge protection * Fuses * Switches, sectionalizers, and reclosers * Voltage regulators * Transmission tower erection * Stringing, sagging, and joining line conductors * Live-line maintenance * Grounding * Street lighting * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Voltage regulation * Units of measurement, electrical definitions, electrical formulas, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Climbing and wood poles * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket rescue

Jan 29


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Description:  Fully revised throughout with new procedures, the Fourth Edition shows how to solve the main process-related problems that often arise in chemical engineering practice. New calculations reflect the latest green technologies and environmental engineering standards. Featuring contributions from global experts, this comprehensive guide is packed with worked-out numerical procedures. Practical techniques help you to solve problems manually or by using computer-based methods. By following the calculations presented in this book, you will be able to achieve accurate results with minimal time and effort.

Bibliographic Details:

Author: Tyler Hicks and Nicholas Chopey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year of Publication: 2012

Direct Link: http://accessengineeringlibrary.com/browse/handbook-of-chemical-engineering-calculations-fourth-edition#fullDetails

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Jan 28


LTE for UMTS : evolution to LTE-Advanced
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon, Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (EEE 107)

Editors Harri Holma and Antti Toskala
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Written by experts actively involved in the 3GPP standards and product development, LTE for UMTS, Second Edition gives a complete and up-to-date overview of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a systematic and clear manner. Building upon on the success of the first edition, LTE for UMTS, Second Editionhas been revised to now contain improved coverage of the Release 8 LTE details, including field performance results, transport network, self optimized networks and also covering the enhancements done in 3GPP Release 9. This new edition also provides an outlook to Release 10, including the overview of Release 10 LTE-Advanced technology components which enable reaching data rates beyond 1 Gbps.

Key updates for the second edition of LTE for UMTS are focused on the new topics from Release 9 & 10, and include:

  • LTE-Advanced;
  • Self optimized networks (SON);
  • Transport network dimensioning;
  • Measurement results.

Local networks and the internet : from protocols to interconnection
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 107, ECE 151)

Authors Laurent Toutain, Ana Minaburo
Place of Publication London; Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE; Wiley

This title covers the most commonly used elements of Internet and Intranet technology and their development. It details the latest developments in research and covers new themes such as IP6, MPLS, and IS-IS routing, as well as explaining the function of standardization committees such as IETF, IEEE, and UIT. The book is illustrated with numerous examples and applications which will help the reader to place protocols in their proper context.

Liquid crystal displays : addressing schemes and electro-optical effects
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Ernst Lueder
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

In this second edition of Liquid Crystal Displays, Ernst Lueder provides a timely update to his successful text. His unique combination of theory and practice presents all the information required for the development and manufacture of modern high performance and energy saving LCDs. The author also strives for an easy to understand description of complex facts.

The second edition focuses on a variety of liquid crystal cells and their electronic addressing, and outlines new developments including:

  • High performance VA cells, especially for TV, due to two subpixels with excellent γ-correction also at oblique viewing
  • Short optical response times in the range of 1 ms also for inter-gray transitions due to novel addressing waveforms
  • Fringe field switching for acceleration of rise and decay of luminance eliminating frame memories
  • Reduction of motion blur by scanning backlights, high frequency frames,  edge enhancement and motion blur modeling
  • Very thin LCDs with power saving LED backlights exhibiting unmatched color purity and larger than NTSC color gamut
  • Printed layers on hydrophobic and hydrophilic areas replacing photolithography

Practicing electrical engineers, physicists, chemists and display specialists will find this a valuable resource. Researchers will appreciate the practical guidance given for the design of improved LCDs, whilst students are provided with a useful overview of the field.

The Society for Information Display (SID) is an international society, which has the aim of encouraging the development of all aspects of the field of information display. Complementary to the aims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explain the latest developments in information display technology at a professional level. The broad scope of the series addresses all facets of information displays from technical aspects through systems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics.

Microwave photonic links : components and circuits
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 153, ECE 157, ECE 159)

Authors Christian Rumelhard, Catherine Algani, Anne-Laure Billabert
Place of Publication London; Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE; Wiley

This book presents the electrical models for the different elements of a photonic microwave link like lasers, external modulators, optical fibers, photodiodes and phototransistors.

The future trends of these components are also introduced: lasers to VCSEL, external modulators to electro-absorption modulators, glass optical fibers to plastic optical fibers, photodiodes to UTC photodiodes or phototransistors.

It also describes an original methodology to evaluate the performance of a microwave photonic link, based on the developed electrical models, that can be easily incorporated in commercial electrical circuits simulation software to simulate this complete link.

Microrobotics for micromanipulation
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 101)

Editors Nicolas Chaillet, Stephane Regnier
Place of Publication London, U.K. : Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher ISTE, Wiley

Microrobotics for Micromanipulation presents for the first time, in detail, the sector of robotics for handling objects of micrometer dimensions. At these dimensions, the behavior of objects is significantly different from the better known, higher scales, which leads us to implement solutions sometimes radically different from those most commonly used. This book details the behavior of objects at the micrometer scale and suitable robotics solutions, in terms of actuators, grippers, manipulators, environmental perception and microtechnology. This book includes corrected exercises, enabling engineers, students and researchers to familiarize themselves with this emerging area and to contribute to its development through scientific measures.

Matrix partial orders, shorted operators and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Authors Sujit Kumar Mitra, P. Bhimasankaram, Saroj B. Malik
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher World Scientific

The present monograph on matrix partial orders, the first on this topic, makes a unique presentation of many partial orders on matrices that have fascinated mathematicians for their beauty and applied scientists for their wide-ranging application potential. Except for the Löwner order, the partial orders considered are relatively new and came into being in the late 1970s. After a detailed introduction to generalized inverses and decompositions, the three basic partial orders namely, the minus, the sharp and the star and the corresponding one-sided orders are presented using various generalized inverses. The authors then give a unified theory of all these partial orders as well as study the parallel sums and shorted matrices, the latter being studied at great length. Partial orders of modified matrices are a new addition. Finally, applications are given in statistics and electrical network theory.

Lead-free solder process development
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (MatE 115, MatE 125, MatE 197, EEE 100)

Editors Gregory Henshall, Jasbir Bath, Carol A. Handwerker
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

“Lead-free Solder Process Development,” covers a list of key topics including: legislation, soldering fluxes, SMT, wave, rework, alloys, component finishes, reliability, EDXRF, and standards. It is intended as a reference guide to engineers in the industry who are or who will be migrating to lead-free soldering. It is not intended to be an exhaustive review of the literature but to be a practical reference guide for selected, key subject areas. Each subject area is discussed by those who have conducted work in the field and can provide insight into what are the most important areas to consider. The book gives updates in areas for which research is ongoing, and addresses new topics which are relevant to lead-free soldering.

A practicing engineer will find the book of use as it goes into these topics in sufficient detail to make it informative and a good practical guide to address issues of concern in these areas. Chapters on Soldering Fluxes, Component Finishes, Alloys, EDXRF and certain areas on reliability have not been covered in sufficient detail in previous books, so the proposed book will be a timely reference for engineers in the field. The lead-free solder process window has been found to be smaller than for tin-lead, so a specific chapter is dedicated to Six Sigma process methodologies to help engineers approach lead-free soldering processes with better evaluation and process methodologies.

Kernel adaptive filtering : a comprehensive introduction
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 282)

Authors Weifeng Liu, Jose C. Principe, and Simon Haykin
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Online learning from a signal processing perspective

There is increased interest in kernel learning algorithms in neural networks and a growing need for nonlinear adaptive algorithms in advanced signal processing, communications, and controls. Kernel Adaptive Filtering is the first book to present a comprehensive, unifying introduction to online learning algorithms in reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces. Based on research being conducted in the Computational Neuro-Engineering Laboratory at the University of Florida and in the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, this unique resource elevates the adaptive filtering theory to a new level, presenting a new design methodology of nonlinear adaptive filters.

  • Covers the kernel least mean squares algorithm, kernel affine projection algorithms, the kernel recursive least squares algorithm, the theory of Gaussian process regression, and the extended kernel recursive least squares algorithm
  • Presents a powerful model-selection method called maximum marginal likelihood
  • Addresses the principal bottleneck of kernel adaptive filters—their growing structure
  • Features twelve computer-oriented experiments to reinforce the concepts, with MATLAB codes downloadable from the authors’ Web site
  • Concludes each chapter with a summary of the state of the art and potential future directions for original research

Kernel Adaptive Filtering is ideal for engineers, computer scientists, and graduate students interested in nonlinear adaptive systems for online applications (applications where the data stream arrives one sample at a time and incremental optimal solutions are desirable). It is also a useful guide for those who look for nonlinear adaptive filtering methodologies to solve practical problems.

IP, Ethernet, and MPLS networks : resource and fault management
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 151)

Author Andre Perez
Place of Publication London, U.K. : Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE, Wiley

This book summarizes the key Quality of Service technologies deployed in telecommunications networks: Ethernet, IP, and MPLS. The QoS of the network is made up of two parts: fault and resource management.

Network operation quality is among the functions to be fulfilled in order to offer QoS to the end user. It is characterized by four parameters: packet loss, delay, jitter or the variation of delay over time, and availability. Resource management employs mechanisms that enable the first three parameters to be guaranteed or optimized. Fault management aims to ensure continuity of service.

IP telephony : deploying VoIP protocols and IMS infrastructure
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (CoE 151, ECE 151)

Author Olivier Hersent
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

All you need to know about deploying VoIP protocols in one comprehensive and highly practical reference – Now updated with coverage on SIP and the IMS infrastructure

This book provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the technology behind Internet Telephony (IP), providing essential information to Network Engineers, Designers, and Managers who need to understand the protocols. Furthermore, the author explores the issues involved in the migration of existing telephony infrastructure to an IP – based real time communication service. Assuming a working knowledge of IP and networking, it addresses the technical aspects of real-time applications over IP. Drawing on his extensive research and practical development experience in VoIP from its earliest stages, the author provides an accessible reference to all the relevant standards and cutting-edge techniques in a single resource.Key Features:

  • Updated with a chapter on SIP and the IMS infrastructure
  • Covers ALL the major VoIP protocols – SIP, H323 and MGCP
  • Includes a large section on practical deployment issues gleaned from the authors’ own experience
  • Chapter on the rationale for IP telephony and description of the technical and business drivers for transitioning to all IP networks

This book will be a valuable guide for professional network engineers, designers and managers, decision makers and project managers overseeing VoIP implementations, market analysts, and consultants. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students undertaking data/voice/multimedia communications courses will also find this book of interest.

Integration of ferroelectric and piezoelectric thin films : concepts and applications for microsystems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (ECE 157, ECE 159)

Editor Emmanuel Defay
Place of Publication London; Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE, Wiley

This book contains four parts. The first one is dedicated to concepts. It starts with the definitions and examples of what is piezo-pyro and ferroelectricity by considering the symmetry of the material. Thereafter, these properties are described within the framework of Thermodynamics. The second part described the way to integrate these materials in Microsystems. The third part is dedicated to characterization: composition, structure and a special focused on electrical behaviors. The last part gives a survey of state of the art applications using integrated piezo or/and ferroelectric films.

Industrial electricity
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa

Author Michael E. Brumbach
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, 8E is the ideal book to help electrical students, as well as maintenance technicians, master the fundamentals of electrical theory as they pertain to the field of industrial electricity. This fully updated eighth edition contains advanced information on electrical theory and presents all material in a clear, updated, and logical manner. Coverage begins with electrical symbols and drawings, current voltage, resistance, and power. Subsequent chapters cover Ohm’s Law, series, parallel, combination circuits, and resistive and reactive circuits. Advanced material, including rotating machinery, motor controls, transformers, electronic drives, and PLCs are also thoroughly discussed. In addition to the theory, the book also covers installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This eighth edition contains over eight hundred and fifty updated illustrations and photos that will help students and maintenance technicians master the fundamentals.

Introduction to electronics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 41)

Author Earl D. Gates
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS, SIXTH EDITION provides readers with a broad overview of both the linear and digital fields of electronics while also providing the basics so they can understand the fundamentals of electronics. This book is intended for first year students or users to stimulate their interest in electronics, whether they are in high school, college or the field, and will provide them with a fundamental background in electronics that they need to succeed in today’s increasingly digital world. The sixth edition continues to expose readers to the broad field of electronics at a level that they can easily understand. Chapters are brief and focused and frequent examples are used to show math and formulas in use. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter to allow readers to grow with the knowledge necessary to continue. There are many new problems and review questions and Internet applications that enhance readers’ learning and retention of the material. In addition, new photographs keep them up to date with changes in the field of electronics and a new topic on Programmable Interface Controllers (PICs) is included as well. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS, SIXTH EDITION is written to allow readers to understand the fundamentals of electronics.

Introduction to electricity
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Ivan Cruz

Authors Robert T. Paynter, B.J. Toby Boydell
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Introduction to Electricity  is written from a time tested approach and provides exceptionally clear explanations and descriptions, step-by-step examples, practical applications, and comprehensive coverage of essentials to provide students with a solid, accessible foundation.

Fiber-optic communication systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 107)

Author Govind P. Agrawal
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

This book provides a comprehensive account of fiber-optic communication systems. The 3rd edition of this book is used worldwide as a textbook in many universities. This 4th edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred, in particular two new chapters. One deals with the advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) that are increasingly being used for improving spectral efficiency of WDM lightwave systems. The second chapter focuses on new techniques such as all-optical regeneration that are under development and likely to be used in future communication systems. All other chapters are updated, as well.

ESD : design and synthesis
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (EEE 198)

Author Steven H. Voldman
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) continues to impact semiconductor components and systems as technologies scale from micro- to nano-electronics.This book studies electrical overstress, ESD, and latchup from a whole-chip ESD design synthesis approach. It provides a clear insight into the integration of ESD protection networks from a generalist perspective, followed by examples in specific technologies, circuits, and chips. Uniquely both the semiconductor chip integration issues and floorplanning of ESD networks are covered from a ‘top-down’ design approach.

Look inside for extensive coverage on:

  • integration of cores, power bussing, and signal pins in DRAM, SRAM, CMOS image processing chips, microprocessors, analog products, RF components and how the integration influences ESD design and integration
  • architecturing of mixed voltage, mixed signal, to RF design for ESD analysis
  • floorplanning for peripheral and core I/O designs, and the implications on ESD and latchup
  • guard ring integration for both a ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ methodology addressing I/O guard rings, ESD guard rings, I/O to I/O, and I/O to core
  • classification of ESD power clamps and ESD signal pin circuitry, and how to make the correct choice for a given semiconductor chip
  • examples of ESD design for the state-of-the-art technologies discussed, including CMOS, BiCMOS, silicon on insulator (SOI), bipolar technology, high voltage CMOS (HVCMOS), RF CMOS, and smart power
  • practical methods for the understanding of ESD circuit power distribution, ground rule development, internal bus distribution, current path analysis, quality metrics

ESD: Design and Synthesis is a continuation of the author’s series of books on ESD protection. It is an essential reference for: ESD, circuit, and semiconductor engineers; design synthesis team leaders; layout design, characterisation, floorplanning, test and reliability engineers; technicians; and groundrule and test site developers in the manufacturing and design of semiconductor chips.

It is also useful for graduate and undergraduate students in electrical engineering, semiconductor sciences, and manufacturing sciences, and on courses involving the design of ESD devices, chips and systems. This book offers a useful insight into the issues that confront modern technology as we enter the nano-electronic era.

Hybrid electric vehicles : principles and applications with practical perspectives
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 41)

Authors Chris Mi, Abul Masrur, David Wenzhong Gao
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Modern Hybrid Electric Vehicles provides vital guidance to help a new generation of engineers master the principles of and further advance hybrid vehicle technology. The authors address purely electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, hybrid hydraulic, fuel cell, and off-road hybrid vehicle systems. They focus on the power and propulsion systems for these vehicles, including issues related to power and energy management. They concentrate on material that is not readily available in other hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) books such as design examples for hybrid vehicles, and cover new developments in the field including electronic CVT, plug-in hybrid, and new power converters and controls.

  • Covers hybrid vs. pure electric, HEV system architecture (including plug-in and hydraulic), off-road and other industrial utility vehicles, non-ground-vehicle applications like ships, locomotives, aircrafts, system reliability, EMC, storage technologies, vehicular power and energy management, diagnostics and prognostics, and electromechanical vibration issues.
  • Contains core fundamentals and principles of modern hybrid vehicles at component level and system level.
  • Provides graduate students and field engineers with a text suitable for classroom teaching or self-study.

High temperature superconductors
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Editors Raghu Bhattacharya, M. Parans Paranthaman
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley-VCH

This essential reference provides the most comprehensive presentation of state-of-the-art research being conducting worldwide today in this growing field of research and applications. HTS are currently being supported by numerous governmental and industrial initiatives in the USA and Asia and Europe to overcome energy distribution issues and are now being commercialised for power-delivery devices, such as power transmission lines and cables, motors, and generators. Applications in electric utilities include energy-storing devices to help industries avoid dips in electric power, current limiters, and long transmission lines. The technology is particularly thought out for highly-populated and densed areas.

Both editors are leading experts in the field from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This book can be used as a companion teaching tool, and also as as a research and professional reference.

Fundamentals of wavelets : theory, algorithms, and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon, Prof. Jasmine Malinao

Authors Jaideva C. Goswami, Andrew K. Chan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Most existing books on wavelets are either too mathematical or they focus on too narrow a specialty. This book provides a thorough treatment of the subject from an engineering point of view. It is a one-stop source of theory, algorithms, applications, and computer codes related to wavelets. This second edition has been updated by the addition of:

  • a section on “Other Wavelets” that describes curvelets, ridgelets, lifting wavelets, etc
  • a section on lifting algorithms
  • Sections on Edge Detection and Geophysical Applications
  • Section on Multiresolution Time Domain Method (MRTD) and on Inverse problems

Fundamentals of EMS, NMS, and OSS/BSS
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (CoE 151)

Author Jithesh Sathyan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Auerbach Pub.

In this era where data and voice services are available at a push of a button, service providers have virtually limitless options for reaching their customers with value-added services. The changes in services and underlying networks that this always-on culture creates make it essential for service providers to understand the evolving business logic and appropriate support systems for service delivery, billing, and revenue assurance.

Supplying an end-to-end understanding of telecom management layers, Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS is a complete guide to telecom resource and service management basics. Divided into four sections: Element Management System, Network Management System, Operation/Business Support Systems, and Implementation Guidelines, the book examines standards, best practices, and the industries developing these systems. Each section starts with basics, details how the system fits into the telecom management framework, and concludes by introducing more complex concepts.

From the initial efforts in managing elements to the latest management standards, the text:

  • Covers the basics of network management, including legacy systems, management protocols, and popular products
  • Deals with OSS/BSS—covering processes, applications, and interfaces in the service/business management layers
  • Includes implementation guidelines for developing customized management solutions

The book includes chapters devoted to popular market products and contains case studies that illustrate real-life implementations as well as the interaction between management layers. Complete with detailed references and lists of web resources to keep you current, this valuable resource supplies you with the fundamental understanding and the tools required to begin developing telecom management solutions tailored to your customer’s needs.

Jan 25

Introducing E-Reader, EnggLib’s newest service of lending an electronic reader (currently available as iPad) that contains the e-book collection and shortcuts to online academic journal databases subscribed to by the Library.

The service is available to student and faculty members of the UP College of Engineering. For further details on how to borrow the E-Reader, visit the Circulation Section at EnggLib.

Jan 23


Resistant Materials
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 197)

Authors Carlson, D., King, H. and Pinnock, S.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Hodder Education

OCR Design and Technology for GCSE: Resistant Materials is endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR Design and Technology for GCSE Resistant Materials specification. Underpinning theoretical knowledge is described using clear language, concise explanations and numerous full-colour illustrations. This knowledge is then referenced to each of the GCSE units, to ensure that both practical and examined work demonstrates a thorough understanding of the topic. Written by a team of senior examiners, this text encourages the innovation and creativity that are at the heart of the new OCR specifications. As such, the material has been created to help foster understanding and problem-solving. Illustrations, photographs and exemplar student projects are generously placed throughout the carefully designed text, to ensure students are fully engaged and motivated. The structure of the text fully reflects the modular nature of the GCSE and its inherent flexibility.

CAD/CAM: principles and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Rao, P.N.
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill

This revised and up-to-date third edition is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of subject along with the latest technological advancements in field. Replete with numerous solved and unsolved problems, this book offers a balanced coverage of CAD and CAM.

Salient features

  • New Chapter on Computer Aided Quality Control.
  • Enhanced coverage of Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling and Shop Floor Control, and Finite Element Analysis
  • Includes screenshots of various AutoCAD 2010 commands
  • Pedagogical features

65 Solved examples

                           348 Review questions
                           80 Chapter-end problems

Ethics, Technology, and Engineering: An Introduction

Authors van de Poel, I. and Lambér, R.
Place of Publication aMalden
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

Featuring a wide range of international case studies, Ethics, Technology, and Engineering presents a unique and systematic approach for engineering students to deal with the ethical issues that are increasingly inherent in engineering practice.

  • Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis — the ethical cycle — which features a wide range of real-life international case studies including the Challenger Space Shuttle, the Herald of Free Enterprise and biofuels.
  • Covers a broad range of topics, including ethics in design, risks, responsibility, sustainability, and emerging technologies
  • Can be used in conjunction with the online ethics tool Agora (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com)
  • Provides engineering students with a clear introduction to the main ethical theories
  • Includes an extensive glossary with key terms

An introduction to stochastic modeling
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Pinsky, M.A. and Karlin, S.
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

Serving as the foundation for a one-semester course in stochastic processes for students familiar with elementary probability theory and calculus, the fourth edition of Introduction to Stochastic Modeling bridges the gap between basic probability and an intermediate level course in stochastic processes. The objectives of the text are to introduce students to the standard concepts and methods of stochastic modeling, to illustrate the rich diversity of applications of stochastic processes in the applied sciences, and to provide exercises in the application of simple stochastic analysis to realistic problems.

Unique features new to this edition

  • Realistic applications from a variety of disciplines integrated throughout the text, including more biological applications
  • Plentiful, completely updated problems
  • Completely updated and reorganized end-of-chapter exercise sets, 250 exercises with answers
  • New chapters of stochastic differential equations and Brownian motion and related processes
  • Additional sections on Martingale and Poisson process

Discrete stochastic processes and optimal filtering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EE 274, EE 280)

Authors Bertein, J. and Ceschi, R.
Place of Publication London, U.K. : ISTE Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Wiley

Optimal filtering applied to stationary and non-stationary signals provides the most efficient means of dealing with problems arising from the extraction of noise signals. Moreover, it is a fundamental feature in a range of applications, such as in navigation in aerospace and aeronautics, filter processing in the telecommunications industry, etc. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this area, discussing random and Gaussian vectors, outlining the results necessary for the creation of Wiener and adaptive filters used for stationary signals, as well as examining Kalman filters which are used in relation to non-stationary signals. Exercises with solutions feature in each chapter to demonstrate the practical application of these ideas using MATLAB.

Going green with the International Residential Code
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa

Author Caufield, S.
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Delmar,Cengage Learning

Finally, a resource that bridges the gap between the worlds of green building and residential building codes – Going Green with the International Residential Code. The first book of its kind on the market, this indispensable “code-consultant” takes green building concepts one step further and addresses them as they specifically relate to building codes, and in particular, how they relate to the International Residential Code (IRC). Because the code books themselves do not directly address green construction issues, this book will help the reader make green decisions about construction methods and materials while staying code compliant. Coverage begins with a Building Code Primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes. This fundamental knowledge sets the stage for readers to be better able to successfully incorporate green principles into construction projects and avoid costly mistakes that can occur when key processes are not established and followed beforehand. The book then moves to a review of the IRC, chapter-by-chapter, identifying areas where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project and where in a project there are green options, as well. Using tried-and-true real-life examples of green construction techniques throughout, this is the perfect guide to understanding building codes in today’s quest to go green. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Engineering optimization : an introduction with metaheuristic applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano (IE 242)

Author Yang, X.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher John Wiley

An accessible introduction to metaheuristics and optimization, featuring powerful and modern algorithms for application across engineering and the sciences

From engineering and computer science to economics and management science, optimization is a core component for problem solving. Highlighting the latest developments that have evolved in recent years, Engineering Optimization: An Introduction with Metaheuristic Applications outlines popular metaheuristic algorithms and equips readers with the skills needed to apply these techniques to their own optimization problems. With insightful examples from various fields of study, the author highlights key concepts and techniques for the successful application of commonly-used metaheuristc algorithms, including simulated annealing, particle swarm optimization, harmony search, and genetic algorithms.

The author introduces all major metaheuristic algorithms and their applications in optimization through a presentation that is organized into three succinct parts:

  • Foundations of Optimization and Algorithms provides a brief introduction to the underlying nature of optimization and the common approaches to optimization problems, random number generation, the Monte Carlo method, and the Markov chain Monte Carlo method
  • Metaheuristic Algorithms presents common metaheuristic algorithms in detail, including genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, ant algorithms, bee algorithms, particle swarm optimization, firefly algorithms, and harmony search
  • Applications outlines a wide range of applications that use metaheuristic algorithms to solve challenging optimization problems with detailed implementation while also introducing various modifications used for multi-objective optimization

Throughout the book, the author presents worked-out examples and real-world applications that illustrate the modern relevance of the topic. A detailed appendix features important and popular algorithms using MATLAB® and Octave software packages, and a related FTP site houses MATLAB code and programs for easy implementation of the discussed techniques. In addition, references to the current literature enable readers to investigate individual algorithms and methods in greater detail.

Engineering Optimization: An Introduction with Metaheuristic Applications is an excellent book for courses on optimization and computer simulation at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners working in the fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, operations research, and management science who use metaheuristic algorithms to solve problems in their everyday work.

Chemistry : principles and reactions

Authors Masterton, W.L., Hurley, C.N. and Neth, E.J.
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Discover all of the fundamental topics of general chemistry with this brief, reader-oriented book. Masterton/Hurley/Neth’s CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS, 7e, International Edition provides a clear, concise presentation based on the authors’ more than 50 years of combined teaching experience. The book includes new concept-driven examples, updated examples that focus on molecular reasoning and understanding, and “Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom” essays that demonstrate the relevance of the concepts and highlight some of the most up-to-date uses of chemistry. A strong, enhanced art program helps readers visualize chemical concepts. Key Concepts correlate to OWL Online Learning, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry. OWL also includes an interactive eBook for the 7th edition of the textbook and an optional eBook for the Student Study Guide. Also available are Go Chemistry mini-video lectures and learning tools available for video iPods, personal video players, and iTunes.

Essentials of digital signal processing using MATLAB

Authors Ingle, V.K. and Proakis, J.G.
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

In this supplementary text, MATLAB[registered] is used as a computing tool to explore traditional DSP topics and solve problems to gain insight. This greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in the course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, a fair amount of programming is required. Using interactive software such as MATLAB[registered] makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. Interesting practical examples are discussed and useful problems are explored.

Electrical Safety
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 103)

Author Zachariason, R.
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar

Can your understanding of electrical safety ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make you aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor’s resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

Energy materials
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Ivan Cruz and  Prof. John Jude C. Laurito (MatE 197)

Editors Bruce, D.W., O’Hare, D. and Walton, R.I.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

In an age of global industrialisation and population growth, the area of energy is one that is very much in the public consciousness. Fundamental scientific research is recognised as being crucial to delivering solutions to these issues, particularly to yield novel means of providing efficient, ideally recyclable, ways of converting, transporting and delivering energy.

This volume considers a selection of the state-of-the-art materials that are being designed to meet some of the energy challenges we face today. Topics are carefully chosen that show how the skill of the synthetic chemist can be applied to allow the targeted preparation of inorganic materials with properties optimised for a specific application.

Four chapters explore the key areas of:

  • Polymer Electrolytes
  • Advanced Inorganic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Solar Energy Materials
  • Hydrogen Adsorption on Metal Organic Framework Materials for Storage Applications

Energy Materials provides both a summary of the current status of research, and an eye to how future research may develop materials properties further.


Energy portfolios
Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin N. Quiros

Editors Aswathanarayana,U. and Divi, R.S.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher CRC Press

This book provides an overview of the globally ongoing research and development efforts to reduce carbon emissions and costs, and to improve the efficiency of emerging energy technologies. It covers current and future research and development of Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power, and Renewable Energy Resources. The author provides optimal size, capital costs, powerplant operation costs and health consequences for each resource. The author delineates low-carbon emission alternatives and methods to mitigate environmental and health risks.

Error control coding for B3G/4G wireless systems : paving the way to IMT-advanced standards
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon and Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EE 277)

Editors Lestable, T. and Ran, M.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Covering the fast evolving area of advanced coding, Error Control Coding for B3G/4G Wireless Systems targets IMT-Advanced systems to present the latest findings and implementation solutions. The book begins by detailing the fundamentals of advanced coding techniques such as Coding, Decoding, Design, and Optimization. It provides not only state-of-the-art research findings in 3D Turbo-codes, non-binary LDPC Codes, Fountain, and Raptor codes, but also insights into their real-world implementation by examining hardware architecture solutions, for example VLSI complexity, FPGA, and ASIC. Furthermore, special attention is paid to Incremental redundancy techniques, which constitute a key feature of Wireless Systems.

A promising application of these advanced coding techniques, the Turbo-principle (also known as iterative processing), is illustrated through an in-depth discussion of Turbo-MIMO, Turbo-Equalization, and Turbo-Interleaving techniques. Finally, the book presents the status of major standardization activities currently implementing such techniques, with special interest in 3GPP UMTS, LTE, WiMAX, IEEE 802.11n, DVB-RCS, DVB-S2, and IEEE 802.22. As a result, the book coherently brings together academic and industry vision by providing readers with a uniquely comprehensive view of the whole topic, whilst also giving an understanding of leading-edge techniques.

  • Includes detailed coverage of coding, decoding, design, and optimization approaches for advanced codes
  • Provides up to date research findings from both highly reputed academics and industry standpoints
  • Presents the latest status of standardization activities for Wireless Systems related to advanced coding
  • Describes real-world implementation aspects by giving insights into architecture solutions for both LDPC and Turbo-codes
  • Examines the most advanced and promising concepts of turbo-processing applications: Turbo-MIMO, Turbo-Equalization, Turbo-Interleaving


Author Ostdiek, V.J. and Bord, D.J.
Place of Publication Belmont, Calif.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning

Created through a “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process, PHYSICS is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today’s learners.

Electronics : a complete course
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Siegfred Balon (EEE 31)

Author Cook, N.P.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall


After 16 textbooks, 26 editions, and 19 years of front-line education experience, best selling author Nigel Cook’s new book makes the world of electronics easily accessible in one complete guide. Employing his now renowned reader-friendly practical approach, this single volume provides comprehensive coverage of the three electronics fundamental courses; DC/AC, DEVICES and DIGITAL. An introductory unit overviews the electronics industry, details the product development process, and outlines responsibilities and requirements of different technician job types. For individuals interested in the study of DC/AC, devices, and digital electronics.

Digital electronics : a practical approach with VHDL
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba (CoE 23, EEE 21)

Author Kleitz, W.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson

Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach with VHDL, Ninth Editionoffers students an easy-to-learn-from resource that emphasizes practical application of circuit design, operation, and troubleshooting. Over 1,000 annotated color figures help explain circuit operation or emphasize critical components and input/output criteria. Throughout the text, the author employs a step-by-step approach that takes students from theory to example to application of the concepts. Over all nine editions, Kleitz has consistently sought out student feedback, along with his own experience of teaching the course in-class and on-line, to improve each new edition.

Managing information technology projects

Author Schwalbe, K.
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Information is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. “Managing Information Technology Projects, REVISED 6E, International Edition” offers the ‘behind-the-scene’ aspect of technology. Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this text presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, you cannot assume that what worked even five years ago is still the best approach today. This text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. “Managing Information Technology Projects, Revised 6E, International Edition” is still the only textbook to apply all nine project management knowledge areas: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Also all five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing to information technology projects.

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