Feb 28

RESERVE BOOK


TCP/IP illustrated. Volume 1, The protocols. 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 145)

Authors W. Richard Stevens, Kevin R. Fall
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson

More than 162,000 networking professionals have relied on W. Richard Stevens’ classic TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 to gain the detailed understanding of TCP/IP. Now, the world’s leading TCP/IP best-seller has been thoroughly updated to reflect a new generation of TCP/IP-based networking technologies. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, Second Edition doesn’t just describe protocols: it enables readers to observe how these protocols operate under different conditions, using publicly available tools, and explains why key design decisions were made. The result: readers gain a deep understanding of how TCP/IP protocols function, and why they function that way. Now thoroughly updated by long-time networking expert Kevin Fall, this brand-new second edition’s extensive new coverage includes: ” Remote procedure call ” Identity management (access control / authentication) ” Network and transport layer security (authentication / privacy) ” File access protocols, including NFS and SMB/CIFS ” Host initialization and DHCP ” NAT and firewalls ” E-mail ” Web and web services ” Wireless and wireless security ” New tools, including Ethereal, nmap and netcat

Feb 28

REFERENCE BOOK


Handbook of chemoinformatics algorithms
Recommending faculty:  Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 315)

Editors Jean-Loup Faulon, Andreas Bender
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

Unlike in the related area of bioinformatics, few books currently exist that document the techniques, tools, and algorithms of chemoinformatics. Bringing together worldwide experts in the field, the Handbook of Chemoinformatics Algorithms provides an overview of the most common chemoinformatics algorithms in a single source.

After a historical perspective of the applications of algorithms and graph theory to chemical problems, the book presents algorithms for two-dimensional chemical structures and three-dimensional representations of molecules. It then focuses on molecular descriptors, virtual screening methods, and quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) models, before introducing algorithms to enumerate and sample chemical structures. The book also covers computer-aided molecular design, reaction network generation, and open source software and database technologies. The remaining chapters describe techniques developed in the context of bioinformatics and computational biology and their potential applications to chemical problems.

This handbook presents a selection of algorithms relevant in practice, making the book useful to those working in the field. It offers an up-to-date account of many algorithmic aspects of chemoinformatics.

Feb 28

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Computer security fundamentals. 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 153, CS 253)

Author Chuck Easttom
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson

 

Welcome to today’s most useful and practical one-volume introduction to computer security. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started in the field. Drawing on his extensive experience as a security instructor and consultant, Easttom thoroughly covers core topics, such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, passwords, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection. Writing clearly and simply, he fully addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, from industrial espionage to cyberbullying.

Computer Security Fundamentals, Second Edition is packed with tips and examples, all extensively updated for the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Each chapter offers exercises, projects, and review questions designed to deepen your understanding and help you apply all you’ve learned. Whether you’re a student, a system or network administrator, a manager, or a law enforcement professional, this book will help you protect your systems and data and expand your career options.

Learn how to

  • Identify the worst threats to your network and assess your risks
  • Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can prevent their attacks
  • Implement a proven layered approach to network security
  • Use basic networking knowledge to improve security
  • Resist the full spectrum of Internet-based scams and frauds
  • Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
  • Prevent attacks by viruses, spyware, and other malware
  • Protect against low-tech social engineering attacks
  • Choose the best encryption methods for your organization
  • Select firewalls and other security technologies
  • Implement security policies that will work in your environment
  • Scan your network for vulnerabilities
  • Evaluate potential security consultants
  • Understand cyberterrorism and information warfare
  • Master basic computer forensics and know what to do after you’re attacked

Proofs and computations
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wigi Vei Oliveros (CS 30, CS 32, CS 133, CS 135)

Authors Helmut Schwichtenberg, Stanley S. Wainer
Place of Publication Ithaca, N.Y., Cambridge
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Association for Symbolic Logic, Cambridge University Press

 

Driven by the question, ‘What is the computational content of a (formal) proof?’, this book studies fundamental interactions between proof theory and computability. It provides a unique self-contained text for advanced students and researchers in mathematical logic and computer science. Part I covers basic proof theory, computability and Gödel’s theorems. Part II studies and classifies provable recursion in classical systems, from fragments of Peano arithmetic up to Π11-CA0. Ordinal analysis and the (Schwichtenberg-Wainer) subrecursive hierarchies play a central role and are used in proving the ‘modified finite Ramsey’ and ‘extended Kruskal’ independence results for PA and Π11-CA0. Part III develops the theoretical underpinnings of the first author’s proof assistant MINLOG. Three chapters cover higher-type computability via information systems, a constructive theory TCF of computable functionals, realizability, Dialectica interpretation, computationally significant quantifiers and connectives and polytime complexity in a two-sorted, higher-type arithmetic with linear logic.


Embedded systems security : practical methods for safe and secure software and systems development
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 253)

Authors David Kleidermacher, Mike Kleidermacher
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Elsevier

The ultimate resource for making embedded systems reliable, safe, and secure

Embedded Systems Security provides:

  • A broad understanding of security principles, concerns, and technologies
  • Proven techniques for the efficient development of safe and secure embedded software
  • A study of the system architectures, operating systems and hypervisors, networking, storage, and cryptographic issues that must be considered when designing secure embedded systems
  • Nuggets of practical advice and numerous case studies throughout

Written by leading authorities in the field with 65 years of embedded security experience: one of the original developers of the world’s only Common Criteria EAL 6+ security certified software product and a lead designer of NSA certified cryptographic systems.

This book is indispensable for embedded systems and security professionals, new and experienced.

An important contribution to the understanding of the security of embedded systems. The Kleidermachers are experts in their field. As the Internet of things becomes reality, this book helps business and technology management as well as engineers understand the importance of “security from scratch.” This book, with its examples and key points, can help bring more secure, robust systems to the market.

  • Dr. Joerg Borchert, Vice President, Chip Card & Security, Infineon Technologies North America Corp.; President and Chairman, Trusted Computing Group

Embedded Systems Security provides real-world examples of risk and exploitation; most importantly the book offers clear insight into methods used to counter vulnerabilities to build true, native security into technology.

  • Adriel Desautels, President and CTO, Netragard, LLC.

Security of embedded systems is more important than ever. The growth in networking is just one reason. However, many embedded systems developers have insufficient knowledge of how to achieve security in their systems. David Kleidermacher, a world-renowned expert in this field, shares in this book his knowledge and long experience with other engineers. A very important book at the right time.

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Sturm, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences; Chairman, Embedded World Conference steering board
  • Gain an understanding of the operating systems, microprocessors, and network security critical issues that must be considered when designing secure embedded systems
  • Contains nuggets of practical and simple advice on critical issues highlighted throughout the text
  • Short and to -the- point real case studies included to demonstrate embedded systems security in practice

Using SPSS : an interactive hands-on approach
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors James B. Cunningham, James O. Aldrich
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher SAGE

 This practical book can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-help guide through which the reader can learn to use SPSS on their own, and at their own pace. The book uses statistics to teach the use of SPSS, by interacting with the software and learning by inquiry and discovery. Each chapter includes an introduction and list of objectives indicating what the reader will be able to do by the end of the chapter. Bulleted phrases provide step-by-step guidance as readers work through the exercises.


Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists. 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Anthony Hayter
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

“Probability And Statistics For Engineers And Scientists, 4/e, International Edition” continues the approach that has made previous editions successful. As a teacher and researcher at a premier engineering school, author Tony Hayter is in touch with engineers daily – and understands their vocabulary. The result of this familiarity with the professional community is a clear and readable writing style that readers understand and appreciate, as well as high-interest, relevant examples and data sets that hold readers’ attention. A flexible approach to the use of computer tools includes tips for using various software packages as well as computer output (using MINITAB and other programs) that offers practice in interpreting output. Extensive use of examples and data sets illustrates the importance of statistical data collection and analysis for students in a variety of engineering areas as well as for students in physics, chemistry, computing, biology, management, and mathematics.

 


Statistics : the exploration and analysis of data. 7th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EEE 25)

Authors Roxy Peck, Jay L. Devore
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Roxy Peck and Jay Devore’s “Statistics: The Exploration & Analysis of Data, 7th edition, International Edition” uses real data and attention-grabbing examples to introduce students to the study of statistics and data analysis. Traditional in structure yet modern in approach, this text guides students through an intuition-based learning process that stresses interpretation and communication of statistical information. Simple notation – including the frequent substitution of words for symbols – helps students grasp concepts and cement their comprehension. Hands-on activities and interactive applets allow students to practice statistics firsthand.

Introduction to thermal and fluid engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 197)

Authors Allan D. Kraus, James R. Welty, Abdul Aziz
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC/Taylor & Francis

 

Introduction to Thermal and Fluid Engineering combines coverage of basic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer for a one- or two-term course for a variety of engineering majors. The book covers fundamental concepts, definitions, and models in the context of engineering examples and case studies. It carefully explains the methods used to evaluate changes in equilibrium, mass, energy, and other measurable properties, most notably temperature. It then also discusses techniques used to assess the effects of those changes on large, multi-component systems in areas ranging from mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering to electrical and computer technologies.

Includes a motivational student study guide on CD to promote successful evaluation of energy systems

This material helps readers optimize problem solving using practices to determine equilibrium limits and entropy, as well as track energy forms and rates of progress for processes in both closed and open thermodynamic systems. Presenting a variety of system examples, tables, and charts to reinforce understanding, the book includes coverage of:

  • How automobile and aircraft engines work
  • Construction of steam power plants and refrigeration systems
  • Gas and vapor power processes and systems
  • Application of fluid statics, buoyancy, and stability, and the flow of fluids in pipes and machinery
  • Heat transfer and thermal control of electronic components

Keeping sight of the difference between system synthesis and analysis, this book contains numerous design problems. It would be useful for an intensive course geared toward readers who know basic physics and mathematics through ordinary differential equations but might not concentrate on thermal/fluids science much further. Written by experts in diverse fields ranging from mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering to applied mathematics, this book is based on the assertion that engineers from all walks absolutely must understand energy processes and be able to quantify them.


Linear algebra with applications. 7th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 130)

Author Gareth Williams
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

 Building upon the sequence of topics of the popular 5th Edition, Linear Algebra with Applications, Alternate Seventh Edition provides instructors with an alternative presentation of course material. In this edition earlier chapters cover systems of linear equations, matrices, and determinates. The vector space Rn is introduced in chapter 4, leading directly into general vector spaces and linear transformations. This order of topics is ideal for those preparing to use linear equations and matrices in their own fields. New exercises and modern, real-world applications allow students to test themselves on relevant key material and a MATLAB manual, included as an appendix, provides 29 sections of computational problems.


Graph algorithms. 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 135, CS 210)

Authors Shimon Even
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 Shimon Even’s Graph Algorithms, published in 1979, was a seminal introductory book on algorithms read by everyone engaged in the field. This thoroughly revised second edition, with a foreword by Richard M. Karp and notes by Andrew V. Goldberg, continues the exceptional presentation from the first edition and explains algorithms in a formal but simple language with a direct and intuitive presentation. The book begins by covering basic material, including graphs and shortest paths, trees, depth-first-search, and breadth-first search. The main part of the book is devoted to network flows and applications of network flows, and it ends with chapters on planar graphs and testing graph planarity.


Cluster analysis. 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 283)

Authors Brian S. Everitt, et. al.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Cluster analysis comprises a range of methods for classifying multivariate data into subgroups. By organizing multivariate data into such subgroups, clustering can help reveal the characteristics of any structure or patterns present. These techniques have proven useful in a wide range of areas such as medicine, psychology, market research and bioinformatics.This fifth edition of the highly successful Cluster Analysis includes coverage of the latest developments in the field and a new chapter dealing with finite mixture models for structured data.
Real life examples are used throughout to demonstrate the application of the theory, and figures are used extensively to illustrate graphical techniques. The book is comprehensive yet relatively non-mathematical, focusing on the practical aspects of cluster analysis.Key Features:• Presents a comprehensive guide to clustering techniques, with focus on the practical aspects of cluster analysis.
• Provides a thorough revision of the fourth edition, including new developments in clustering longitudinal data and examples from bioinformatics and gene studies
• Updates the chapter on mixture models to include recent developments and presents a new chapter on mixture modeling for structured data.Practitioners and researchers working in cluster analysis and data analysis will benefit from this book.

Introduction to probability and statistics. 14th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors William Mendenhall, Robert J. Beaver, Barbara M. Beaver
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Used by hundreds of thousands of students, “Introduction To Probability And Statistics, 14/e, International Edition” blends proven coverage with new innovations to ensure you gain a solid understanding of statistical concepts – and see their relevance to your everyday life. The new edition retains the text’s straightforward presentation and traditional outline for descriptive and inferential statistics while incorporating modern technology – including computational software and interactive visual tools – to help you master statistical reasoning and skillfully interpret statistical results. Drawing from decades of classroom teaching experience, the authors clearly illustrate how to apply statistical procedures as they explain how to describe real sets of data, what statistical tests mean in terms of practical application, how to evaluate the validity of the assumptions behind statistical tests, and what to do when statistical assumptions have been violated. Statistics can be an intimidating course, but with this text you will be well prepared. With its thorough explanations, insightful examples, practical exercises, and innovative technology features, this text equips you with a firm foundation in statistical concepts, as well as the tools to apply them to the world around you.

A student’s guide to coding and information theory
Recommending faculty:Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin, Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 153, CS 213)

Authors Stefan M. Moser, Po-Ning Chen
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This easy-to-read guide provides a concise introduction to the engineering background of modern communication systems, from mobile phones to data compression and storage. Background mathematics and specific engineering techniques are kept to a minimum so that only a basic knowledge of high-school mathematics is needed to understand the material covered. The authors begin with many practical applications in coding, including the repetition code, the Hamming code and the Huffman code. They then explain the corresponding information theory, from entropy and mutual information to channel capacity and the information transmission theorem. Finally, they provide insights into the connections between coding theory and other fields. Many worked examples are given throughout the book, using practical applications to illustrate theoretical definitions. Exercises are also included, enabling readers to double-check what they have learned and gain glimpses into more advanced topics, making this perfect for anyone who needs a quick introduction to the subject.

Contemporary communication systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EEE 107)

Author M F Mesiya
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

“Contemporary Communication Systems” provides a comprehensive introduction to analog and digital communication systems. In addition to a logical and easy-to-understand presentation of fundamental principles, the book engages students in the issues relevant to system and product implementation by integrating a discussion of theoretical concepts with extensive hands-on visual and simulation resources that reinforce learning. A unique feature of the book is sufficient coverage of important topics in digital communications including compression, multiplexing and synchronization techniques. The book also explores the impact of semiconductor revolution (Moore’s law) and software technologies in the realization of modern digital communication systems.


Power system analysis : short-circuit load flow and harmonics. 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan Nerves (EE 152)

Author J.C. Das
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

Fundamental to the planning, design, and operating stages of any electrical engineering endeavor, power system analysis continues to be shaped by dramatic advances and improvements that reflect today’s changing energy needs. Highlighting the latest directions in the field, Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition includes investigations into arc flash hazard analysis and its migration in electrical systems, as well as wind power generation and its integration into utility systems.

Designed to illustrate the practical application of power system analysis to real-world problems, this book provides detailed descriptions and models of major electrical equipment, such as transformers, generators, motors, transmission lines, and power cables. With 22 chapters and 7 appendices that feature new figures and mathematical equations, coverage includes:

  • Short-circuit analyses, symmetrical components, unsymmetrical faults, and matrix methods
  • Rating structures of breakers
  • Current interruption in AC circuits, and short-circuiting of rotating machines
  • Calculations according to the new IEC and ANSI/IEEE standards and methodologies
  • Load flow, transmission lines and cables, and reactive power flow and control
  • Techniques of optimization, FACT controllers, three-phase load flow, and optimal power flow
  • A step-by-step guide to harmonic generation and related analyses, effects, limits, and mitigation, as well as new converter topologies and practical harmonic passive filter designs—with examples
  • More than 2000 equations and figures, as well as solved examples, cases studies, problems, and references

Maintaining the structure, organization, and simplified language of the first edition, longtime power system engineer J.C. Das seamlessly melds coverage of theory and practical applications to explore the most commonly required short-circuit, load-flow, and harmonic analyses. This book requires only a beginning knowledge of the per-unit system, electrical circuits and machinery, and matrices, and it offers significant updates and additional information, enhancing technical content and presentation of subject matter. As an instructional tool for computer simulation, it uses numerous examples and problems to present new insights while making readers comfortable with procedure and methodology.

Feb 25

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Quantum engineering : theory and design of quantum coherent structures
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Bryan Alamani (ChE 143, ChE 144, ChE 297, ChE 298)

Authors Zagoskin, Alexandre M.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

Quantum engineering – the design and fabrication of quantum coherent structures – has emerged as a field in physics with important potential applications. This book provides a self-contained presentation of the theoretical methods and experimental results in quantum engineering. The book covers topics such as the quantum theory of electric circuits, theoretical methods of quantum optics in application to solid state circuits, the quantum theory of noise, decoherence and measurements, Landauer formalism for quantum transport, the physics of weak superconductivity and the physics of two-dimensional electron gas in semiconductor heterostructures. The theory is complemented by up-to-date experimental data to help put it into context. Aimed at graduate students in physics, the book will enable readers to start their own research and apply the theoretical methods and results to their current experimental situation.


 

Applied and computational fluid mechanics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME 122)

Authors Post, Scott
Place of Publication Sudburry, Mass
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jones and Barlett Publishers

 

Designed for the fluid mechanics course for mechanical engineers or as a reference for professional engineers, this up to date text uses computer algorithms and applications to solve modern problems related to fluid flow, aerodynamics, and thermodynamics. Algorithms for numerical solutions of fluid problems (which can be implemented in programming environments such as MATLAB) will be used throughout the book, and it also includes an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, a well-established method in the design of heat transfer and cooling applications. A DVD accompanies the book with source code, MATLAB files, third-party simulations, color figures, and other resources.


 

 

Spatial data infrastructures in context : north and south
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Rhodora Gonzales (GmE 220)

Editor Nedovic-Budic, Zorica
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC

In the wake of the so-called information technology revolution, many stakeholders from the public and private sectors (including citizens) have indeed grown accustomed to the promise and usability of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) for data access, use, and sharing. Analyzing the obstacles as well as the processes and mechanisms of integration and implementation, Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South investigates the technological and the non-technological aspects of the widespread adoption of spatial data infrastructures.

Supporting theoretical issues with empirical studies, the editors pay particular attention to the non-technological aspects of organizational, financial, and legal issues including owner rights, liability, copyrights, and compatibility with precedent and supercedent laws. The authors also highlight the importance of understanding the local environment and circumstances in the process of tailoring the approaches to the conditions that characterize societies of different cultural, institutional, and economic settings.

Designed to improve the accessibility, interoperability, and affordability of spatial data, the book focuses on the increasing challenges associated with integrating individuals and organizations into a network to support (1) public authorities and administrations at various levels, (2) thematic user communities, (3) enterprises, and (4) citizen-oriented society as a whole. It addresses the implementation and development of spatial data infrastructures for a wide range of themes, applicable technical standards and protocols, and specific organizational issues unique to data policy.

Highlighting the potential for profound changes to the access, use, and exchange of spatial data for citizens, organizations, and geographically related applications, and therefore to the role and interaction of the stakeholders from the public and private sectors, this timely contribution provides new insights into improving our understanding of the increasing relevance, applicability, and value of spatial data infrastructures.


 

Learning SQL : a step-by-step guide using access
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Rhodora Gonzales

Authors Bagui, Sikha
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Pearson

 

Learning SQL: A Step-By-Step Guide Using Access is a brief, hands-on tutorial covering the basics of using SQL, as well as using the Access database engine with SQL. It assumes no previous knowledge of programming or databases. The book focuses on providing an introduction to beginning SQL tasks. Throughout the chapters, readers are taken through various beginning aspects of SQL. At the end of each chapter, a series of exercises is provided to facilitate the practice of these newly learned skills. Throughout the book, common pitfalls and style tips are called out in margin boxes. With this book, readers learn not only the basics, but also gain insight into how these are used by professional Access SQL programmers.


 

Understanding synthetic aperture radar images
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Enrico Paringit

Authors Oliver, Chris
Place of Publication Raleigh, N.C.
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Scitech

 

Written for SAR system designers and remote sensing specialists, this practical reference shows you how to produce higher quality SAR images using data-driven algorithms, and how to apply powerful new techniques to measure and analyze SAR image content. The book describes how SAR imagery is formed, how SAR processing affects image properties, and gives you specific guidance in selecting and applying today’s most sophisticated analytical techniques. By helping you to quickly assess which components of an SAR image should be measured, the book enables you to devote more time and energy to the real task of image interpretation and analysis.


 

Satellite orbits : models, methods, and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Rada

Authors Montenbruck, Oliver
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Springer

 

This modern presentation guides readers through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from the basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. The accompanying CD-ROM includes source code in C++ and relevant data files for applications. The result is a powerful and unique spaceflight dynamics library, which allows users to easily create software extensions. An extensive collection of frequently updated Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks.


 

 

Feb 25

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Effective security management 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 253)

Author Charles A. Sennewald
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Effective Security Management, Fifth Edition teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. Charles Sennewald brings a time-tested blend of common sense, wisdom, and humor to this best-selling introduction to workplace dynamics. Working with a team of sterling contributors endowed with cutting-edge technological expertise, the book presents the most accurately balanced picture of a security manager’s duties. Its Jackass Management cartoons also wittily illustrate the array of pitfalls a new manager must learn to avoid in order to lead effectively. In short, this timely revision of a classic text retains all the strengths that have helped the book endure over the decades and adds the latest resources to support professional development.
* Includes a new chapter on the use of statistics as a security management tool
* Contains complete updates to every chapter while retaining the outstanding organization of the previous editions
* Recommended reading for The American Society for Industrial Security’s (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam


Numerical methods and optimization in finance
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Manfred Gilli, Dietmar Maringer, Enrico Schumann
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

This book describes computational finance tools. It covers fundamental numerical analysis and computational techniques, such as option pricing, and gives special attention to simulation and optimization. Many chapters are organized as case studies around portfolio insurance and risk estimation problems.  In particular, several chapters explain optimization heuristics and how to use them for portfolio selection and in calibration of estimation and option pricing models. Such practical examples allow readers to learn the steps for solving specific problems and apply these steps to others. At the same time, the applications are relevant enough to make the book a useful reference. Matlab and R sample code is provided in the text and can be downloaded from the book’s website.

  • Shows ways to build and implement tools that help test ideas
  • Focuses on the application of heuristics; standard methods receive limited attention
  • Presents as separate chapters problems from portfolio optimization, estimation of econometric models, and calibration of option pricing models

Heuristic search : theory and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 180, CS 280)

Authors Stefan Edelkamp, Stefan Schrodl
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Search has been vital to artificial intelligence from the very beginning as a core technique in problem solving. The authors present a thorough overview of heuristic search with a balance of discussion between theoretical analysis and efficient implementation and application to real-world problems. Current developments in search such as pattern databases and search with efficient use of external memory and parallel processing units on main boards and graphics cards are detailed.

Heuristic search as a problem solving tool is demonstrated in applications for puzzle solving, game playing, constraint satisfaction and machine learning. While no previous familiarity with heuristic search is necessary the reader should have a basic knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and calculus. Real-world case studies and chapter ending exercises help to create a full and realized picture of how search fits into the world of artificial intelligence and the one around us.

*Provides real-world success stories and case studies for heuristic search algorithms *Includes many AI developments not yet covered in textbooks such as pattern databases, symbolic search, and parallel processing units


Performance evaluation of computer and communication systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author Jean-Yves Le Boudec
Place of Publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher EPFL Press Boca Raton

This book is written for computer engineers and scientists active in the development of software and hardware systems. It supplies the understanding and tools needed to effectively evaluate the performance of individual computer and communication systems. It covers the theoretical foundations of the field as well as specific software packages being employed by leaders in the field.


Computing networks : from cluster to cloud computing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jasmine Malinao

Authors Pascale Vicat-Blanc … [et al.]
Place of Publication London, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE Hoboken, Wiley

“Computing Networks” explores the core of the new distributed computing infrastructures we are using today:  the networking systems of clusters, grids and clouds. It helps network designers and distributed-application developers and users to better understand the technologies, specificities, constraints and benefits of these different infrastructures’ communication systems.

Cloud Computing will give the possibility for millions of users to process data anytime, anywhere, while being eco-friendly. In order to deliver this emerging traffic in a timely, cost-efficient, energy-efficient, and reliable manner over long-distance networks, several issues such as quality of service, security, metrology, network-resource scheduling and virtualization are being investigated since 15 years. “Computing Networks” explores the core of clusters, grids and clouds networks, giving designers, application developers and users the keys to better construct and use these powerful infrastructures.


Nanoelectronics : nanowires, molecular electronics, and nanodevices

Editor Krzysztof Iniewski
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill,

This definitive volume addresses the state of the art in nanoelectronics, covering nanowires, molecular electronics, and nanodevices. Written by global experts in the field, Nanoelectronics discusses cutting-edge techniques and emerging materials, such as carbon nanotubes and quantum dots. This pioneering work offers a comprehensive survey of nanofabrication options for use in next-generation technologies.

Nanoelectronics covers:

  • Electrical properties of metallic nanowires
  • Electromigration defect nucleation in damascene copper interconnect lines
  • Carbon nanotube interconnects in CMOS integrated circuits
  • Printed organic electronics
  • One-dimensional nanostructure-enabled chemical sensing
  • Cross-section fabrication and analysis of nanoscale device structures and complex organic electronics
  • Microfabrication and applications of nanoparticle-doped conductive polymers
  • Single-electron conductivity in organic nanostructures for transistors and memories
  • Synthesis of molecular bioelectronic nanostructures
  • Nanostructured electrode materials for advanced Li-ion batteries
  • Quantum-dot devices based on carbon nanotubes
  • Carbon nanotubes as electromechanical actuators
  • Low-level nanoscale electrical measurements and ESD
  • Nanopackaging

Environmental impact assessment methodologies, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 280)

Authors Y. Anjaneyulu, Valli Manickam
Place of Publication Hyderabad, India
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher BS Publications Leiden

This Second Edition of Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies covers basic concepts and important methodologies. It details the prediction and assessment of impacts on soil and groundwater management, surface water management, biological environment, air environment, the impact of noise on the environment, and of socio-economic and human health impacts. This new edition contains an additional chapter on environmental risk assessment and risk management, a chapter on the application of remote sensing and GIS in EIA and a chapter with EIA case studies. Written clearly and concisely, it presents the fundamentals of EIA and how to apply these in practice. This volume is intended for a global audience of advanced students and practitioners in environmental management and planning.


Semiconductor physics and devices : basic principles 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: John Jude C. Laurito (MatE 121)

Author Donald A. Neamen
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

With its strong pedagogy, superior readability, and thorough examination of the physics of semiconductor material, “Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 4/e” provides a basis for understanding the characteristics, operation, and limitations of semiconductor devices. Neamen’s “Semiconductor Physics and Devices” deals with the electrical properties and characteristics of semiconductor materials and devices. The goal of this book is to bring together quantum mechanics, the quantum theory of solids, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics in a clear and understandable way.


Elementary linear algebra with supplemental applications 10th ed.
Recommending faculty: Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 136, ME 131)

Authors Howard Anton, Chris Rorres
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Brand New Original Soft Cover Edition! Textbook wrapped in Tip Top Condition. Ship from Multiple Locations from Asia Countries. Shipping should take from 3-4 business days within US, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, and Singapore and other EU countries for ship with EXPEDITE. We do not ship to PO BOX, APO, FPO! Please leave your phone no. for quickly delivery.


Joe Celko’s SQL for smarties : advanced SQL programming 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EEE 13)

Author Joe Celko
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier

SQL for Smarties was hailed as the first book devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert. Now, 15 years later and in its fourth edition, this classic reference still reigns supreme as the only book written by a SQL master that teaches programmers and practitioners to become SQL masters themselves! These are not just tips and techniques; also offered are the best solutions to old and new challenges. Joe Celko conveys the way you need to think in order to get the most out of SQL programming efforts for both correctness and performance. New to the fourth edition, Joe features new examples to reflect the ANSI/ISO Standards so anyone can use it. He also updates data element names to meet new ISO-11179 rules with the same experience-based teaching style that made the previous editions the classics they are today.

KEY FEATURES

  • Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist who has given ten years service to the ANSI SQL standards committee
  • Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment, whether it is an SQL 92 or SQL 2008 environment
  • Offers tips for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges

Engineering materials 1 : an introduction to properties, applications, and design 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 143)

Authors Michael F. Ashby, David R. H. Jones
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Widely adopted around the world, Engineering Materials 1 is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials.

Engineering Materials 1, Fourth Edition is perfect as a stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials or a first text with its companion Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, in a two-semester course or sequence.

New and Key Features Include:

  • Many new design case studies and design-based examples
  • Revised and expanded treatments of stress-strain, fatigue, creep, and corrosion
  • Additional worked examples-to consolidate, develop, and challenge
  • Compendia of results for elastic beams, plastic moments, and stress intensity factors
  • Many new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips
  • Accompanying companion site with access to instructors’ resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book

Build your own small wind power system
Recommending faculty:Dr. Jordan Rel C. Orillaza (EE 157)

Authors Kevin Shea, Brian Clark Howard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP

Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use.

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You’ll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Challenges and impacts of small wind energy
  • Electricity, energy, and wind science
  • Determining if wind power is right for you
  • Site assessment
  • Financing small wind power
  • Permits and zoning
  • Wind turbine fundamentals
  • Choosing the right wind turbine for the job
  • Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers
  • Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Future developments in wind power

Practical software project estimation : a toolkit for estimating software development effort & duration
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 191, CS 192)

Editor Peter R. Hill
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Based on data collected by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG), Practical Software Project Estimation explains how to accurately forecast the size, cost, and schedule of software projects. Get expert advice on generating accurate estimates, minimizing risks, and planning and managing projects. Valuable appendixes provide estimation equations, delivery rate tables, and the ISBSG Repository demographics.

  • Verify project objectives and requirements
  • Determine, validate, and refine software functional size
  • Produce indicative estimates using regression equations
  • Predict effect and duration through comparison and analogy
  • Build estimation frameworks
  • Perform benchmarks using the ISBSG Repository
  • Compare IFPUG, COSMIC, and FiSMA sizing methods

Manufacturing engineering and technology
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors P Ramakrishna Rao
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Tata McGraw Hill

Analog Communications is a text that encompasses features that make study interest-ing for the student. The book enables the reader to develop an understanding of the principles of Communication, while enjoying the learning experience through the attractive format followed.


Manufacturing engineering and technology
Recommending faculty: Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 136, ME 131)

Authors Craig Friedman, Sven Sandow.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

Utility-Based Learning from Dataprovides a pedagogical, self-contained discussion of probability estimation methods via a coherent approach from the viewpoint of a decision maker who acts in an uncertain environment. This approach is motivated by the idea that probabilistic models are usually not learned for their own sake; rather, they are used to make decisions. Specifically, the authors adopt the point of view of a decision maker who

(i) operates in an uncertain environment where the consequences of possible outcomes are explicitly monetized,
(ii) bases his decisions on a probabilistic model, and
(iii) builds and assesses his models accordingly.

These assumptions are naturally expressed in the language of utility theory, which is well known from finance and decision theory. By taking this point of view, the book sheds light on and generalizes some popular statistical learning approaches, connecting ideas from information theory, statistics, and finance. It strikes a balance between rigor and intuition, conveying the main ideas to as wide an audience as possible.

Feb 22

RESERVE BOOKS


Computer networks : a systems approach 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 145)

Authors Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

This best-selling and classic book teaches you the key principles of computer networks with examples drawn from the real world of network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, the authors explain various protocols and networking technologies. Their systems-oriented approach encourages you to think about how individual network components fit into a larger, complex system of interactions. Whatever your perspective, whether it be that of an application developer, network administrator, or a designer of network equipment or protocols, you will come away with a “big picture” understanding of how modern networks and their applications are built.

*Completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, security, and applications.

*Increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention.

*Free downloadable network simulation software and lab experiments manual available.


Manufacturing engineering and technology

Authors Dieter Gollmann
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Assuming no previous experience in the field of computer security, this must-have book walks you through the many essential aspects of this vast topic, from the newest advances in software and technology to the most recent information on Web applications security. This new edition includes sections on Windows NT, CORBA, and Java and discusses cross-site scripting and JavaScript hacking as well as SQL injection. Serving as a helpful introduction, this self-study guide is a wonderful starting point for examining the variety of competing security systems and what makes them different from one another.

  • Unravels the complex topic of computer security and breaks it down in such a way as to serve as an ideal introduction for beginners in the field of computer security
  • Examines the foundations of computer security and its basic principles
  • Addresses username and password, password protection, single sign-on, and more
  • Discusses operating system integrity, hardware security features, and memory
  • Covers Unix security, Windows security, database security, network security, web security, and software security

Packed with in-depth coverage, this resource spares no details when it comes to the critical topic of computer security.


Modern communication systems using MATLAB 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Edwin M. Umali (EEE 107)

Authors John G. Proakis, Masoud Salehi, Gerhard Bauch
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Cengage Learning

Featuring a variety of applications that motivate students, this book serves as a companion or supplement to any of the comprehensive textbooks in communication systems. The book provides a variety of exercises that may be solved on the computer using MATLAB. By design, the treatment of the various topics is brief. The authors provide the motivation and a short introduction to each topic, establish the necessary notation, and then illustrate the basic concepts by means of an example.


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

Authors Carl Hamacher … [et al.].
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The sixth edition of this book covers the key topics in computer organization and embedded systems. It presents hardware design principles and shows how hardware design is influenced by the requirements of software. The book carefully explains the main principles supported by examples drawn from commercially available processors. The book is suitable for undergraduate electrical and computer engineering majors and computer science specialists. It is intended for a first course in computer organization and embedded systems.


MATLAB programming with applications for engineers
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Stephen J. Chapman
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Cengage Learning

MATLAB PROGRAMMING WITH APPLICATIONS FOR ENGINEERS seeks to simultaneously teach MATLAB as a technical programming language while introducing the student to many of the practical functions that make solving problems in MATLAB so much easier than in other languages. The book provides a complete introduction to the fundamentals of good procedural programming. It aids students in developing good design habits that will serve them well in any other language that he or she may pick up later. Programming topics and examples are used as a jumping off point for exploring the rich set of highly optimized application functions that are built directly into MATLAB.


Feb 21

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Instrumentation design studies
Recommending faculty: Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (ChE 182)

Author Ernest O. Doebelin
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Integrating physical modeling, mathematical analysis, and computer simulation, Instrumentation Design Studies explores a wide variety of specific and practical instrumentation design situations. The author uses MATLAB® and SIMULINK® for dynamic system simulation, Minitab® for statistical applications, and Mathcad for general engineering computations. Rather than consult the extensive manuals of these software packages, readers can access handy, sharply focused material in the appendices to assist in comprehension.

After introducing the techniques behind the design of experiments (DOE), the book discusses several technologies for implementing vibration isolation, the design of a high-accuracy pressure transducer, and the use of cold-wire thermometers for measuring rapidly fluctuating fluid temperatures. It then focuses on a basic piezoelectric actuator that provides translational motions up to about 1mm full scale with nanometer resolution, before covering instruments used to measure the viscosity of liquids as well as two special classes of microphones (infrasonic and ultrasonic) and their important specialized applications. The book also presents statistical tools, such as hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, for experiments; the design and applications of thrust stands for measuring vector forces and torques; and the analysis and simulation of a shock calibrator. It concludes with a discussion of how shock testing machines can help reduce or prevent mechanical failures.

Spanning system dynamics, measurement, and control, this book addresses the needs of practicing engineers working in instrumentation fields. It focuses on instruments for various applications, from geophysics to mechanical and aerospace engineering.


Classical feedback control with MATLAB and Simulink 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Boris Lurie, Paul Enright
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

This second edition textbook describes the design and implementation of high-performance feedback controllers for engineering systems. It emphasizes the frequency-domain design and methods based on Bode integrals, loop shaping, and nonlinear dynamic compensation. The authors include many problems and offer practical applications, illustrations, and plots with MATLAB simulation and design examples. This text contains homework problems accompanied by actual solutions. Examples include case studies and real-world situations.


Harley Hahn’s guide to Unix and Linux

Author Harley Hahn
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Harley Hahn’s Guide to Unix and Linux is a modern, comprehensive text for anyone who wants to learn how to use Unix or Linux. The book is suitable as a primary or secondary textbook for classroom use, as well as for readers who want to teach themselves. The text covers all the basic concepts and tools Unix/Linux users need to master: Unix vs Linux, GUIs, the command line interface, the online manual, syntax, the shell, standard I/O and redirection, pipes and filters, vi, the Unix file system, and job control.

Hahn offers a thoroughly readable approach to teaching Unix & Linux by emphasizing core ideas and carefully explaining unfamiliar terminology. The book walks readers through Unix & Linux systems from the very beginning, assuming no prior knowledge and laying out material in a logical, straightforward manner. An experienced author, Hahn writes in a clear, engaging, and student-friendly style, resulting in a text that is both easy and entertaining to read. Motivating pedagogy, such as “What’s in a Name?” boxes and highlighted Hints provide readers with interesting background and helpful tips. For additional resources, readers can visit the author’s website at www.mhhe.com/harleyhahn


Bayesian artificial intelligence 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Kevin B. Korb, Ann E. Nicholson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Updated and expanded, Bayesian Artificial Intelligence, Second Edition provides a practical and accessible introduction to the main concepts, foundation, and applications of Bayesian networks. It focuses on both the causal discovery of networks and Bayesian inference procedures. Adopting a causal interpretation of Bayesian networks, the authors discuss the use of Bayesian networks for causal modeling. They also draw on their own applied research to illustrate various applications of the technology.

New to the Second Edition

 

  • New chapter on Bayesian network classifiers
  • New section on object-oriented Bayesian networks
  • New section that addresses foundational problems with causal discovery and Markov blanket discovery
  • New section that covers methods of evaluating causal discovery programs
  • Discussions of many common modeling errors
  • New applications and case studies
  • More coverage on the uses of causal interventions to understand and reason with causal Bayesian networks

Illustrated with real case studies, the second edition of this bestseller continues to cover the groundwork of Bayesian networks. It presents the elements of Bayesian network technology, automated causal discovery, and learning probabilities from data and shows how to employ these technologies to develop probabilistic expert systems.

Web Resource
The book’s website at www.csse.monash.edu.au/bai/book/book.html offers a variety of supplemental materials, including example Bayesian networks and data sets. Instructors can email the authors for sample solutions to many of the problems in the text.


Clinical trial data analysis using R
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Ding-Geng (Din) Chen, Karl E. Peace
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Too often in biostatistical research and clinical trials, a knowledge gap exists between developed statistical methods and the applications of these methods. Filling this gap, Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R provides a thorough presentation of biostatistical analyses of clinical trial data and shows step by step how to implement the statistical methods using R. The book’s practical, detailed approach draws on the authors’ 30 years of real-world experience in biostatistical research and clinical development.

Each chapter presents examples of clinical trials based on the authors’ actual experiences in clinical drug development. Various biostatistical methods for analyzing the data are then identified. The authors develop analysis code step by step using appropriate R packages and functions. This approach enables readers to gain an understanding of the analysis methods and R implementation so that they can use R to analyze their own clinical trial data.

With step-by-step illustrations of R implementations, this book shows how to easily use R to simulate and analyze data from a clinical trial. It describes numerous up-to-date statistical methods and offers sound guidance on the processes involved in clinical trials.


Graphs & digraphs 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Gary Chartrand, Linda Lesniak, Ping Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman and Hall/CRC

Continuing to provide a carefully written, thorough introduction, Graphs & Digraphs, Fifth Edition expertly describes the concepts, theorems, history, and applications of graph theory. Nearly 50 percent longer than its bestselling predecessor, this edition reorganizes the material and presents many new topics.

New to the Fifth Edition

 

  • New or expanded coverage of graph minors, perfect graphs, chromatic polynomials, nowhere-zero flows, flows in networks, degree sequences, toughness, list colorings, and list edge colorings
  • New examples, figures, and applications to illustrate concepts and theorems
  • Expanded historical discussions of well-known mathematicians and problems
  • More than 300 new exercises, along with hints and solutions to odd-numbered exercises at the back of the book
  • Reorganization of sections into subsections to make the material easier to read
  • Bolded definitions of terms, making them easier to locate

Despite a field that has evolved over the years, this student-friendly, classroom-tested text remains the consummate introduction to graph theory. It explores the subject’s fascinating history and presents a host of interesting problems and diverse applications.


Fundamentals of microfabrication and nanotechnology. Volume II, Manufacturing techniques for microfabrication and nanotechnology 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Marc J. Madou
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

Designed for science and engineering students, Manufacturing Techniques for Microfabrication and Nanotechnology focuses on emerging trends in processes for fabricating MEMS and NEMS devices. The book reviews different forms of lithography, subtractive material removal processes, and additive technologies, detailing those that differ the most from the miniaturization processes used to fashion ICs. Both top-down and bottom-up fabrication processes are exhaustively covered and the merits of the different approaches are compared. Readers should use this color volume as a guide to help establish the appropriate fabrication technique for any type of micro- or nano-machine.

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