Feb 21

 


RESERVE BOOK


Design of concrete structures, 14th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jaime Hernandez (CE 157)

Authors Arthur H. Nilson,David Darwin,Charles W. Dolan
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The 14th edition of the classic text, “Design of Concrete Structures,” is completely revised using the newly released 2008 ACI (American Concrete Institute) Code. This new edition has the same dual objectives as the previous editions, first to establish a firm understanding of the behavior of structural concrete, then to develop proficiency in the methods used in current design practice. “Design of Concrete Structures” covers the behavior and design aspects of concrete and provides updated examples and homework problems. This title includes new material on slender columns, seismic design, anchorage using headed deformed bars, and reinforcing slabs for shear using headed studs. It also includes notation that has been thoroughly updated to match changes in the ACI Code. This text also presents the basic mechanics of structural concrete and methods for the design of individual members for bending, shear, torsion, and axial force, and provides detail in the various types of structural systems applications, including an extensive presentation of slabs, footings, foundations, and retaining walls.


 

Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Cornelio Dizon (CE 21)

Authors Walpole, Ronald E.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Prentice-Hall

 

This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance of theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding


 

Feb 21

Latest Issues of techdirections & ASEAN Engineering Journal

techdirections
October 2012
ASEAN Engineering Journal 
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ASEAN Engineering Journal  September 2012

 
Feb 20

REFERENCE BOOK


Handbook of engineering and specialty thermoplastics. Volume 4, Nylons
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editors Sabu Thomas and Visakh P.M
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.,  Salem, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley, Scrivener

This final volume in the Handbook of Engineering and Speciality Thermoplastics covers Nylons and details the developments of the last decade with respect to their polymerization, properties, synthesis, and applications.Volume 4 on Nylons is a unique compilation and covers many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of engineering polymers, such as nitrogen containing main chain polymers (Nylons). The book emphasizes the various aspects of preparation, structure, processing, morphology, properties and applications of engineering polymers. Recent advances in the development and characterization of multi component polymer blends and composites (maco, micro and nano) based on engineering polymers are also be discussed in detail. It covers an up-to-date record on the major findings and observations in the field.This state-of-the-art volume:

  • Has chapters on Polyamide Imides, Polyphthalamides, Polyetherimides, Aromatic Polyamides, Polyanilines, Polyimides
  • Comprehensive in an encyclopaedic fashion and includes material published in journals, books, conference proceedings, as well as the patent literature
  • It serves as a “one stop” reference resource for recent important research accomplishments in this area
  • The authors represent some of the best industry and academic researchers around the globe.

Researchers, scientists, engineers and students in the field of polymer science, polymer technology, and materials science will benefit from reading this book. As it is highly applications oriented, the book will help the user to find solutions to both fundamental and applied problems.

Feb 20

CIRCULATION BOOKS


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

Authors Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, 6/e, presents a mostly qualitative description of the science, technology, and practice of manufacturing. This includes detailed descriptions of manufacturing processes and the manufacturing enterprise that will help introduce students to important concepts.
The Sixth Edition has been completely updated, and addresses issues essential to modern manufacturing, ranging from traditional topics such as casting, forming, machining, and joining, to advanced topics such as the fabrication of microelectronic devices and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.


Better homes and gardens wiring
Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto Jr.

Editor Larry Johnston
Place of Publication Des Moines, Iowa
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Meredith Books

  • Step-by-step instructions for a variety of home wiring projects and new constructions
  • Photos and illustrations guide readers through each project
  • Projects include everything from testing and replacing switches to adding new circuits

Schaum’s outlines : digital signal processing 2nd ed.

Author Monson H. Hayes
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • Outline format facilitates quick and easy review of course fundamentals
  • Hundreds of examples illustrate applications and complex calculations
  • More than 300 solved problems
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of digital signal processing
  • Appropriate for the following courses: Signals and Systems; Digital Signal Processing; Digital Filters and Signal Processing; Discrete-Time and Continuous-Time Linear Systems
  • Supports and supplements the bestselling textbooks in digital signal processing
  • Easy-to-follow review of digital signal processing
  • Solved problems demonstrate calculation techniques and applications
  • Supports all the major textbooks for digital signal processing courses

Transitions and trees : an introduction to structural operational semantics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Hans Huttel
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Structural operational semantics is a simple, yet powerful mathematical theory for describing the behaviour of programs in an implementation-independent manner. This book provides a self-contained introduction to structural operational semantics, featuring semantic definitions using big-step and small-step semantics of many standard programming language constructs, including control structures, structured declarations and objects, parameter mechanisms and procedural abstraction, concurrency, nondeterminism and the features of functional programming languages. Along the way, the text introduces and applies the relevant proof techniques, including forms of induction and notions of semantic equivalence (including bisimilarity). Thoroughly class-tested, this book has evolved from lecture notes used by the author over a 10-year period at Aalborg University to teach undergraduate and graduate students. The result is a thorough introduction that makes the subject clear to students and computing professionals without sacrificing its rigour. No experience with any specific programming language is required.


Systems analysis for sustainable engineering : theory and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa

Author Ni-Bin Chang
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions.

This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource.


Probability, statistics, and random processes for electrical engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Alberto Leon-Garcia
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This is the standard textbook for courses on probability and statistics, not substantially updated. While helping students to develop their problem-solving skills, the author motivates students with practical applications from various areas of ECE that demonstrate the relevance of probability theory to engineering practice. Included are chapter overviews, summaries, checklists of important terms, annotated references, and a wide selection of fully worked-out real-world examples. In this edition, the Computer Methods sections have been updated and substantially enhanced and new problems have been added.

Signals and systems : analysis using transform methods and MATLAB 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jasmine Malinao

Author Michael J. Roberts
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The second edition of “Signals and Systems: Analysis Using Transform Methods and MATLAB” has been extensively updated while retaining the emphasis on fundamental applications and theory that has been the hallmark of this popular text. The text includes a wealth of exercises, including drill exercises, and more challenging conceptual problems. The book is intended to cover a two-semester course sequence in the basics of signals and systems analysis during the junior or senior year.

Electronic thin film reliability
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors King-Ning Tu
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Thin films are widely used in the electronic device industry. As the trend for miniaturization of electronic devices moves into the nanoscale domain, the reliability of thin films becomes an increasing concern. Building on the author’s previous book, Electronic Thin Film Science by Tu, Mayer and Feldman, and based on a graduate course at UCLA given by the author, this new book focuses on reliability science and the processing of thin films. Early chapters address fundamental topics in thin film processes and reliability, including deposition, surface energy and atomic diffusion, before moving onto systematically explain irreversible processes in interconnect and packaging technologies. Describing electromigration, thermomigration and stress migration, with a closing chapter dedicated to failure analysis, the reader will come away with a complete theoretical and practical understanding of electronic thin film reliability. Kept mathematically simple, with real-world examples, this book is ideal for graduate students, researchers and practitioners.

The design of approximation algorithms
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors David P. Williamson, David B. Shmoys
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Discrete optimization problems are everywhere, from traditional operations research planning problems, such as scheduling, facility location, and network design; to computer science problems in databases; to advertising issues in viral marketing. Yet most such problems are NP-hard. Thus unless P = NP, there are no efficient algorithms to find optimal solutions to such problems. This book shows how to design approximation algorithms: efficient algorithms that find provably near-optimal solutions. The book is organized around central algorithmic techniques for designing approximation algorithms, including greedy and local search algorithms, dynamic programming, linear and semidefinite programming, and randomization. Each chapter in the first part of the book is devoted to a single algorithmic technique, which is then applied to several different problems. The second part revisits the techniques but offers more sophisticated treatments of them. The book also covers methods for proving that optimization problems are hard to approximate. Designed as a textbook for graduate-level algorithms courses, the book will also serve as a reference for researchers interested in the heuristic solution of discrete optimization problems.

Bayesian nonparametrics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Editors Nils Lid Hjort … [et al.]
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K. New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Bayesian nonparametrics works – theoretically, computationally. The theory provides highly flexible models whose complexity grows appropriately with the amount of data. Computational issues, though challenging, are no longer intractable. All that is needed is an entry point: this intelligent book is the perfect guide to what can seem a forbidding landscape. Tutorial chapters by Ghosal, Lijoi and Prünster, Teh and Jordan, and Dunson advance from theory, to basic models and hierarchical modeling, to applications and implementation, particularly in computer science and biostatistics. These are complemented by companion chapters by the editors and Griffin and Quintana, providing additional models, examining computational issues, identifying future growth areas, and giving links to related topics. This coherent text gives ready access both to underlying principles and to state-of-the-art practice. Specific examples are drawn from information retrieval, NLP, machine vision, computational biology, biostatistics, and bioinformatics.

The Android developer’s cookbook : building applications with the Android SDK
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wigi Vei Oliveros

Authors James Steele, Nelson To
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Want to get started building applications for Android, the world’s hottest, fast-growing mobile platform? Already building Android applications and want to get better at it? This book brings together all the expert guidance–and code–you’ll need!

 

Completely up-to-date to reflect the newest and most widely used Android SDKs, The Android Developer’s Cookbook is the essential resource for developers building apps for any Android device, from phones to tablets.

 

Proven, modular recipes take you from the absolute basics to advanced location-based services, security techniques, and performance optimization. You’ll learn how to write apps from scratch, ensure interoperability, choose the best solutions for common problems, and avoid development pitfalls. Coverage includes:

  • Implementing threads, services, receivers, and other background tasks
  • Providing user alerts
  • Organizing user interface layouts and views
  • Managing user-initiated events such as touches and gestures
  • Recording and playing audio and video
  • Using hardware APIs available on Android devices
  • Interacting with other devices via SMS, web browsing, and social networking
  • Storing data efficiently with SQLite and its alternatives
  • Accessing location data via GPS
  • Using location-related services such as the Google Maps API
  • Building faster applications with native code
  • Providing backup and restore with the Android Backup Manager
  • Testing and debugging apps throughout the development cycle

The TAB guide to vacuum tube audio : understanding and building tube amps
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Jerry C. Whitaker
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on, do-it-yourself resource. The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist.

Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You’ll also find out how to tweak the projects, each based on a classic RCA design, for your own custom-built amps.

Coverage includes:

  • Principles and operational theory behind vacuum tubes
  • Tube nomenclature, applications, and specifications
  • Circuit layout, connections, and physical construction
  • Finding and selecting the right components for the project
  • Power supplies for vacuum tube circuits
  • Preamplifier and power amplifier circuits
  • Performance measurement
  • Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Tips on building your own tube-based system—and having fun in the process

Manufacturing engineering and technology
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Editors Morton E. Winston, Ralph D. Edelbach
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wadsworth Cengage Learning

Now with technology and ethics in the news and information on engineering ethics, this book stresses the latest technological innovations and how these advancements represent new ethical challenges and dilemmas for society as a whole.


Sustainability in the process industry : integration and optimization
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors Jiri Klemes, et.al.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

 

Improve the energy efficiency of process industry practices

Sustainability in the Process Industry explains process integration and optimization and discusses applications for improving the energy and water efficiency of industrial as well as nonindustrial energy users. Approaches for adapting these methodologies to include the integration of waste and renewable energy sources are covered. This authoritative text contains eight industrial-based case studies and nine testing examples with developed solutions. Details on software tools are also included in this practical guide.

  • Optimization goals and application areas within sustainable industrial process design and integration
  • Formulating sustainable tasks as optimization problems
  • Improving energy efficiency through process integration
  • Heat exchange and heat recovery
  • Water/mass integration
  • Minimizing water use and efficient generation
  • New, relevant process integration research results
  • Process optimization frameworks, including mathematical programming and P-graph and S-graph frameworks
  • Applications of process integration, modeling, and optimization software tools

Large-scale inference : empirical Bayes methods for estimation, testing, and prediction
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Bradley Efron
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

We live in a new age for statistical inference, where modern scientific technology such as microarrays and fMRI machines routinely produce thousands and sometimes millions of parallel data sets, each with its own estimation or testing problem. Doing thousands of problems at once is more than repeated application of classical methods. Taking an empirical Bayes approach, Bradley Efron, inventor of the bootstrap, shows how information accrues across problems in a way that combines Bayesian and frequentist ideas. Estimation, testing, and prediction blend in this framework, producing opportunities for new methodologies of increased power. New difficulties also arise, easily leading to flawed inferences. This book takes a careful look at both the promise and pitfalls of large-scale statistical inference, with particular attention to false discovery rates, the most successful of the new statistical techniques. Emphasis is on the inferential ideas underlying technical developments, illustrated using a large number of real examples.


Linear partial differential equations and Fourier theory
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Marcus Pivato
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K., New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

Do you want a rigorous book that remembers where PDEs come from and what they look like? This highly visual introduction to linear PDEs and initial/boundary value problems connects the math to physical reality, all the time providing a rigorous mathematical foundation for all solution methods. Readers are gradually introduced to abstraction – the most powerful tool for solving problems – rather than simply drilled in the practice of imitating solutions to given examples. The book is therefore ideal for students in mathematics and physics who require a more theoretical treatment than given in most introductory texts. Also designed with lecturers in mind, the fully modular presentation is easily adapted to a course of one-hour lectures, and a suggested 12-week syllabus is included to aid planning. Downloadable files for the hundreds of figures, hundreds of challenging exercises, and practice problems that appear in the book are available online, as are solutions.

Feb 19

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Asean Engineering Journal Part A

Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication Vol. 1, no. 1 : September 2012
Publisher Asean University Network/Southeast Asian Engineering Education Development Network

JCS Japan

Asean Engineering Journal Part B

Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication Vol. 2, no. 2 : December 2012
Publisher Asean University Network/Southeast Asian Engineering Education Development Network

Journal of Hydroscience and Hydraulic Engineering

International Journal of Geoinformatics

Place of Publication s.l.
Date of Publication Vol. 8, no. 4 : December 2012
Publisher Association for Geoinformation Technology

National Geographic

JCS Japan

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication Vol. 121 : January 2013
Publisher The Ceramic Society of Japan

ORMS Today

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 6 : February 18, 2013
Publisher Time Asia Limited

Time

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 181, no. 7 : February 25, 2013
Publisher Time Asia Limited

Time

Feb 19

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Mechatronics
Recommending faculty: Prof. JayR Adolacion (CHE 197)

Editor J. Paulo Davim
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE Hoboken

The term Mechatronics is a combination of the words “mechanics” and “electronics”. It is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design and implementation. Mechatronics systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics.
The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automated devices (e.g. robots) from an engineering perspective, thinking about the design of products and manufacturing processes. Today, mechatronics is having a significant and increasing impact on engineering – in the design, development, and operation of engineering systems. Mechatronics systems and products are well established in a great number of industries, such as the aircraft, automotive, computer, electronics, robotics/automation, manufacturing systems, computerized machine tools, communications, and biomedical industries.
This book provides details on recent advances in mechatronics, and can be used as a guidebook for final undergraduate engineering courses (for example, mechanical, electronic, computer engineering) or as a reference to the subject of mechatronics at the postgraduate level. It can also serve as a useful reference for academics, mechatronics researchers, mechanical, electronic and computer engineers, and professionals in areas related to mechatronics and robotics.


Simulation using ProModel, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Angelo Ani (IE 144, IE 281)

Authors JCharles Harrell,Biman K. Ghosh,Royce Bowden
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

“Simulation Using ProModel” covers the art and science of simulation in general and the use of ProModel simulation software in particular. The text blends theory with practice. Actual applications in business, services and manufacturing and a hands-on approach to simulation, including real-world simulation projects, are emphasized. The third edition of “Simulation Using ProModel” reflects the most recent version of the ProModel software in all the examples and labs as well as expanded coverage on generating random variates and design of experiments. Additionally, the lead author is founder and Chief Technology Advisor for ProModel Corporation.


Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Jozef Campañero (MatE 14, MetE 14)

Author Kenneth R. Baker
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Reflects the latest applied research and features state-of-the-art software for building and solving spreadsheet optimization models

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest topical and technical advances in the field, Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Second Edition continues to focus on solving real-world optimization problems through the creation of mathematical models and the use of spreadsheets to represent and analyze those models. Developed and extensively classroom-tested by the author, the book features a systematic approach that equips readers with the skills to apply optimization tools effectively without the need to rely on specialized algorithms.

This new edition uses the powerful software package Risk Solver Platform (RSP) for optimization, including its Evolutionary Solver, which employs many recently developed ideas for heuristic programming. The author provides expanded coverage of integer programming and discusses linear and nonlinear programming using a systematic approach that emphasizes the use of spreadsheet-based optimization tools. The Second Edition also features:

  • Classifications for the various problem types, providing the reader with a broad framework for building and recognizing optimization models
  • Network models that allow for a more general form of mass balance
  • A systematic introduction to Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
  • The identification of qualitative patterns in order to meaningfully interpret linear programming solutions
  • An introduction to stochastic programming and the use of RSP to solve problems of this type

Additional examples, exercises, and cases have been included throughout, allowing readers to test their comprehension of the material. In addition, a related website features Microsoft Office® Excel files to accompany the figures and data sets in the book.

With its accessible and comprehensive presentation, Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on deterministic models, optimization, and spreadsheet modeling at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book can also serve as a reference for researchers, practitioners, and consultants working in business, engineering, operations research, and management science.


The disassembly line : balancing and modeling
Recommending faculty: Prof. Angelo Ani (IE 231, IE 321)

Author Seamus McGovern,Surendra Gupta
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The definitive guide to the disassembly line

The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling provides in-depth information on this complex process essential to remanufacturing, recycling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing. This pioneering work offers efficient techniques required to solve problems involving the number of workstations required and the disassembly sequencing of end-of-life products on the disassembly line.

In this book, the disassembly line balancing problem (DLBP) is described, defined mathematically, and illustrated by case studies. Combinatorial optimization methodologies are presented as solutions to the DLBP.

Coverage includes:

  • Graphical representations of products to be disassembled
  • Computational complexity of combinatorial problems
  • Description of the disassembly line and the mathematical model
  • Computational complexity of the DLBP
  • Combinatorial optimization searches
  • Experimental instances
  • Analytical methodologies
  • Exhaustive search
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Greedy algorithm
  • Greedy/adjacent element hill climbing hybrid
  • Greedy/2-opt hybrid
  • H-K heuristic
  • Quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis

This authoritative volume also covers product planning, line and facility design, sequencing and scheduling, inventory, just in time, revenue, and unbalanced lines.


Flood risk science and management
Recommending faculty: Prof. Adrian Roy Valdez (EnE 304, 305)

Editors Gareth Pender,Hazel Faulkner
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

Approaches to avoid loss of life and limit disruption and damage from flooding have changed significantly in recent years. Worldwide, there has been a move from a strategy of flood defence to one of flood risk management. Flood risk management includes flood prevention using hard defences, where appropriate, but also requires that society learns to live with floods and that stakeholders living in flood prone areas develop coping strategies to increase their resilience to flood impacts when these occur. This change in approach represents a paradigm shift which stems from the realisation that continuing to strengthen and extend conventional flood defences is unsustainable economically, environmentally,  and in terms of social equity. Flood risk management recognises that a sustainable approach must rest on integrated measures that reduce not only the probability of flooding, but also the consequences.  This is essential as increases in the probability of inundation are inevitable in many areas of the world due to climate change, while socio-economic development will lead to spiralling increases in the consequences of flooding unless land use in floodplains is carefully planned.

Flood Risk Science and Management provides an extensive and comprehensive synthesis of current research in flood management; providing a multi-disciplinary reference text covering a wide range of flood management topics. Its targeted readership is the international research community (from research students through to senior staff) and flood management professionals, such as engineers, planners, government officials and those with flood management responsibility in the public sector. By using the concept of case study chapters, international coverage is given to the topic,  ensuring a world-wide relevance.

 


Advanced geoinformation science
Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius Bañgete (GmE)

Editors Chaowei Yang…[et al.]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Many of the challenges of the next century will have physical dimensions, such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and climate change as well as human dimensions such as economic crises, epidemics, and emergency responses. With pioneering editors and expert contributors, Advanced Geoinformation Science explores how certain technical aspects of geoinformation have been used and could be used to address such global issues. The editors and chapter authors have been involved in global initiatives such as Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and Digital Earth, and research problems such as air quality, public health, and cloud computing.

The book delineates the problems communities are likely to face and how advanced geoinformation science can be a part of their solution. It introduces different methods in collecting spatial data as the initial feeds to geoinformation science and computing platforms. It discusses systems for data management, data integration and analysis, the geoinformation infrastructure, as well as knowledge capture, formatting, and utilization. The book then explores a variety of geoinformation applications, highlighting environmental, agriculture, and urban planning uses.

Geoinformation science encompasses more than just traditional technologies such as Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, and supporting disciplines. And although the science continues to become more multidisciplinary, the literature remains compartmentalized according to the traditional disciplinary boundaries. Capturing recent developments in geoinformation science and linking IT with a wide range of Earth sciences, the authors explain how advanced technology and concepts play a significant role in recent advancements. Enhanced with forty-four color illustrations, live examples such as GOS and AirNow, and insights from NASA, EPA, and USGS, the book provides a vision for the future and explores how to bring that vision into reality.


An introduction to applied statistical thermodynamics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla (ChE 220)

Author Stanley I. Sandler
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

One of the goals of An Introduction to Applied Statistical Thermodynamics is to introduce readers to the fundamental ideas and engineering uses of statistical thermodynamics, and the equilibrium part of the statistical mechanics. This text emphasises on nano and bio technologies, molecular level descriptions and understandings offered by statistical mechanics. It provides an introduction to the simplest forms of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation (albeit only for simple spherical molecules) and user-friendly MATLAB programs for doing such simulations, and also some other calculations. The purpose of this text is to provide a readable introduction to statistical thermodynamics, show its utility and the way the results obtained lead to useful generalisations for practical application. The text also illustrates the difficulties that arise in the statistical thermodynamics of dense fluids as seen in the discussion of liquids.


Contractor’s guide to LEED certified construction
Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Dizon (CE 131, 124)

Author Gene Farmer
Place of Publication Clifton Park, OK
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction is the consummate source of LEED information for anyone in or entering the construction industry. Unlike other LEED books that focus on the totality of LEED compliance, this one-of-a-kind resource focuses on the narrower topic of construction-related requirements. It offers detailed explanations of the rational for each construction credit, as well as strategies for achieving LEED compliance. With a clear, logical organization, the book will serve as a valuable constructor reference at the beginning of a project, as well as a useful step-by-step guide through the duration of the project. 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.


Computer methods for engineering with MATLAB applications, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. JayR Adolacion (ChE 26, 106)

Author Yogesh Jaluria
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Substantially revised and updated, Computer Methods for Engineering with MATLAB® Applications, Second Edition presents equations to describe engineering processes and systems. It includes computer methods for solving these equations and discusses the nature and validity of the numerical results for a variety of engineering problems. This edition now uses MATLAB in its discussions of computer solution.

New to the Second Edition

  • Recent advances in computational software and hardware
  • A large number of MATLAB commands and programs for solving exercises and to encourage students to develop their own computer programs for specific problems
  • Additional exercises and examples in all chapters
  • New and updated references

The text follows a systematic approach for obtaining physically realistic, valid, and accurate results through numerical modeling. It employs examples from many engineering areas to explain the elements involved in the numerical solution and make the presentation relevant and interesting. It also incorporates a wealth of solved exercises to supplement the discussion and illustrate the ideas and methods presented. The book shows how a computational approach can provide physical insight and obtain inputs for the analysis and design of practical engineering systems.

Feb 15

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Numerical and statistical methods for bioengineering : applications in MATLAB
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Michael R. King, Nipa A. Mody
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

 

The first MATLAB-based numerical methods textbook for bioengineers that uniquely integrates modelling concepts with statistical analysis, while maintaining a focus on enabling the user to report the error or uncertainty in their result. Between traditional numerical method topics of linear modelling concepts, nonlinear root finding, and numerical integration, chapters on hypothesis testing, data regression and probability are interweaved. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of examples from clinical trials and bioinformatics, which are not found in other numerical methods textbooks for engineers. With a wealth of biomedical engineering examples, case studies on topical biomedical research, and the inclusion of end of chapter problems, this is a perfect core text for a one-semester undergraduate course.

 


Multicore application programming : for Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Darryl Gove
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Multicore Application Programming is a comprehensive, practical guide to high-performance multicore programming that any experienced developer can use.Author Darryl Gove covers the leading approaches to parallelization on Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris. Through practical examples, he illuminates the challenges involved in writing applications that fully utilize multicore processors, helping you produce applications that are functionally correct, offer superior performance, and scale well to eight cores, sixteen cores, and beyond.

The book reveals how specific hardware implementations impact application performance and shows how to avoid common pitfalls. Step by step, you’ll write applications that can handle large numbers of parallel threads, and you’ll master advanced parallelization techniques. You’ll learn how to

  • Identify your best opportunities to use parallelism
  • Share data safely between multiple threads
  • Write applications using POSIX or Windows threads
  • Hand-code synchronization and sharing
  • Take advantage of automatic parallelization and OpenMP
  • Overcome common obstacles to scaling
  • Apply new approaches to writing correct, fast, scalable parallel code

 

Multicore Application Programming isn’t wedded to a single approach or platform: It is for every experienced C programmer working with any contemporary multicore processor in any leading operating system environment.


Quantum bio-informatics : from quantum information to bio-informatics Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 14-17 March 2007

Editors L. Accardi, W. Freudenberg, M. Ohya
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher World Scientific

The purpose of this volume is to examine bio-informatics and quantum information, which are growing rapidly at present, and to attempt to connect the two, with a view to enumerating and solving the many fundamental problems they entail. To this end, we look for interdisciplinary bridges in mathematics, physics, and information and life sciences. In particular, research into a new paradigm for information science and life science on the basis of quantum theory is emphasized.

Primer on optimal control theory
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Jason L. Speyer, David H. Jacobson
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

 

The performance of a process for example, how an aircraft consumes fuel can be enhanced when the most effective controls and operating points for the process are determined. This holds true for many physical, economic, biomedical, manufacturing, and engineering processes whose behavior can often be influenced by altering certain parameters or controls to optimize some desired property or output.

Primer on Optimal Control Theory provides a rigorous introduction to analyzing these processes and finding the best modes of control and operation for them. It makes optimal control theory accessible to a large class of engineers and scientists who are not mathematicians but have a basic mathematical background and need to understand the sophisticated material associated with optimal control theory. The book presents the important concepts of weak and strong control variations leading to local necessary conditions as well as global sufficiency of Hamilton Jacobi Bellman theory. It also gives the second variation for local optimality where the associated Riccati equation is derived from the transition matrix of the Hamiltonian system. These ideas lead naturally to the development of H2 and H-infinity synthesis algorithms.

Audience: This book will enable applied mathematicians, engineers, scientists, biomedical researchers, and economists to understand, appreciate, and implement optimal control theory at a level of sufficient generality and applicability for most practical purposes and will provide them with a sound basis from which to proceed to higher mathematical concepts and advanced systems formulations and analyses.

Contents: List of Figures; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Finite-Dimensional Optimization; Chapter 3: Systems with General Performance Criteria; Chapter 4: Terminal Equality Constraints; Chapter 5: Linear-Quadratic Control Problem; Chapter 6: Linear-Quadratic Differential Games; Appendix: Background; Bibliography; Index.


An object-oriented approach to programming logic and design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author Joyce Farrell
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

 

Provide beginning programmers with a guide to developing object-oriented program logic with Farrell’s “An Object-Oriented Approach to Programming Logic and Design, 4E, International Edition”. This text takes a unique, language-independent approach to ensure students develop a strong foundation in traditional programming principles and object-oriented concepts before learning the details of a specific programming language. The author presents object-oriented programming terminology without highly technical language, making the book ideal for students with no previous programming experience. Common business examples clearly illustrate key points. The book begins with a strong object-oriented focus in updated chapters that make even the most challenging programming concepts accessible. A wealth of updated programming exercises in every chapter provide diverse practice opportunities, while new Video Lessons by the author clarify and expand on key topics. Use this text alone or with a language-specific companion text that emphasizes C++, Java or Visual Basic for the solid introduction to object-oriented programming logic your students need for success.

 


Numerical methods : an introduction with applications using MATLAB
Recommending faculty: Inst. Juvy A. Balbarona

Authors Amos Gilat, Vish Subramaniam
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

 A comprehensive guide to the latest version MATLAB Providing you with concise coverage on the essential topics of numerical methods, this new edition presents the latest version of the MATLAB software and focuses on the use of anonymous functions instead of inline functions, along with the uses of subfunctions and nested functions. The author has added a new chapter on the subject of Eignvalues and Eigenvectors as well as on FFT. Plus, the number of end of chapter problems has been increased and revised, encouraging you to test your understanding of the material while also reinforcing key concepts. * Includes a comprehensive update of the MATLAB coverage to present the latest version of the software * Focuses on the use of anonymous functions instead of inline functions along with the uses of subfunctions and nested functions * Features a new chapter on Eignvalues, Eigenvectors, and FFT * Increases and revises the end of chapter problems to make the material more relevant * Offers more applications from all branches of engineering With this book, you’ll have a reliable source on all the essential topics of numerical methods.


Numerical distance protection : principles and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto Jr. (EE 254)

Author Gerhard Ziegler
Place of Publication Erlangen
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Publicis

 Distance protection provides the basis for network protection in transmission systems and meshed distribution systems. This book covers the fundamentals of distance protection and the special features of numerical technology. The emphasis is placed on the application of numerical distance relays in distribution and transmission systems.
This book is aimed at students and engineers who wish to familiarise themselves with the subject of power system protection, as well as the experienced user, entering the area of numerical distance protection. Furthermore it serves as a reference guide for solving application problems.
For this fourth edition all contents, especially the descriptions of numerical protection devices and the very useful appendix have been revised and updated.


Introduction to modern algebra and matrix theory
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Authors O. Schreier and E. Sperner
Place of Publication Mineola, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Dover

 

This unique text provides students with a basic course in both calculus and analytic geometry — no competitive editions cover both topics in a single volume. Its prerequisites are minimal, and the order of its presentation promotes an intuitive approach to calculus. Algebraic concepts receive an unusually strong emphasis. Numerous exercises appear throughout the text. 1951 edition.

 


Introduction to engineering ethics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto, Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling (EEE 190)

Authors Robert J. Young and Peter A. Lovell
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Introduction to Engineering Ethicsprovides the background for discussion of the basic issues in engineering ethics. Emphasis is given to the moral problems engineers face in the corporate setting. It places those issues within a philosophical framework, and it seeks to exhibit their social importance and intellectual challenge. The primary goal is to stimulate critical and responsible reflection on moral issues surrounding engineering practice and to provide the conceptual tools necessary for pursuing those issues.Students preparing to function within the engineering profession need to be introduced to the basic issues in engineering ethics.

 


Logical foundations of proof complexity
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Stephen Cook, Phuong Nguyen
Place of Publication Ithaca, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Association for Symbolic Logic

This book treats bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity from the point of view of computational complexity. The first seven chapters include the necessary logical background for the material and are suitable for a graduate course. Associated with each of many complexity classes are both a two-sorted predicate calculus theory, with induction restricted to concepts in the class, and a propositional proof system. The result is a uniform treatment of many systems in the literature, including Buss’s theories for the polynomial hierarchy and many disparate systems for complexity classes such as AC0, AC0(m), TC0, NC1, L, NL, NC, and P.

Linear analysis and representation theory
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jasmine Malinao

Editor Steven A. Gaal
Place of Publication Mineola, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Dover

This frequently cited scholarly reference presents a unified treatment of important subjects from the theory of operators and operator algebras on Hilbert spaces and integration and representation theory for topological groups. The final chapters offer a concise introduction to the theory of Lie algebras, Lie groups, and transform groups.

Mathematical modeling with EXCEL
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Author Brian Albright
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

Mathematical modeling is the use of applying mathematics to real-world problems and investigating important questions about their outcomes. Mathematical Modeling with Excel presents various methods used to build and analyze mathematical models in a format that students can quickly comprehend. Excel is used as a tool to accomplish this goal of building and analyzing the models. Ideal for math and secondary math education majors, this text presents a wide variety of common types of models, as well as some new types, and presents each in a unique, easy-to-understand format. End-of-chapter exercises ask students to modify or refine the existing model, analyze it further, or adapt it to similar scenarios.

Mathematical economics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Arsen Melkumian
Place of Publication London, New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Routledge

 

This textbook, designed for a single semester course, begins with basic set theory, and moves briskly through fundamental, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Limits and derivatives finish the preparation for economic applications, which are introduced in chapters on univariate functions, matrix algebra, and the constrained and unconstrained optimization of univariate and multivariate functions. The text finishes with chapters on integrals, the mathematics of finance, complex numbers, and differential and difference equations.

Rich in targeted examples and explanations, Mathematical Economics offers the utility of a handbook and the thorough treatment of a text. While the typical economics text is written for two semester applications, this text is focused on the essentials. Instructors and students are given the concepts in conjunction with specific examples and their solutions.

 


Microelectronic circuit design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors Richard C. Jaeger, Travis N. Blalock
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Richard Jaeger and Travis Blalock present a balanced coverage of analog and digital circuits; students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the basic techniques of modern electronic circuit design, analog and digital, discrete and integrated. A broad spectrum of topics are included in “Microelectronic Circuit Design” which gives the professor the option to easily select and customize the material to satisfy a two-semester or three-quarter sequence in electronics. Jaeger/Blalock emphasizes design through the use of design examples and design notes. Excellent pedagogical elements include chapter opening vignettes, chapter objectives, ‘Electronics in Action’ boxes, a problem-solving methodology, and ‘Design Note’ boxes. The use of the well-defined problem-solving methodology presented in this text can significantly enhance an engineer’s ability to understand the issues related to design. The design examples assist in building and understanding the design process.

Mathematics of bioinformatics : theory, practice, and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Authors Matthew He, Sergey Petoukhov.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

 

Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Methods, and Applications provides a comprehensive format for connecting and integrating information derived from mathematical methods and applying it to the understanding of biological sequences, structures, and networks. Each chapter is divided into a number of sections based on the bioinformatics topics and related mathematical theory and methods. Each topic of the section is comprised of the following three parts: an introduction to the biological problems in bioinformatics; a presentation of relevant topics of mathematical theory and methods to the bioinformatics problems introduced in the first part; an integrative overview that draws the connections and interfaces between bioinformatics problems/issues and mathematical theory/methods/applications.


 

Recommender systems : an introduction
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Dietmar Jannach, et.al.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

In this age of information overload, people use a variety of strategies to make choices about what to buy, how to spend their leisure time, and even whom to date. Recommender systems automate some of these strategies with the goal of providing affordable, personal, and high-quality recommendations. This book offers an overview of approaches to developing state-of-the-art recommender systems. The authors present current algorithmic approaches for generating personalized buying proposals, such as collaborative and content-based filtering, as well as more interactive and knowledge-based approaches. They also discuss how to measure the effectiveness of recommender systems and illustrate the methods with practical case studies. The final chapters cover emerging topics such as recommender systems in the social web and consumer buying behavior theory. Suitable for computer science researchers and students interested in getting an overview of the field, this book will also be useful for professionals looking for the right technology to build real-world recommender systems.

Schaum’s outlines : signals and systems

Author Hwei P. Hsu
Place of Publication New York, N.Y
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Modified to conform to the current curriculum, Schaum’s Outline of Signals and Systems complements these courses in scope and sequence to help you understand its basic concepts. The book offers practice on topics such as transform techniques for the analysis of LTI systems, the LaPlace transform and its application to continuous-time and discrete-time LTI systems, Fourier analysis of signals and systems, and the state space or state variable concept and analysis for both discrete-time and continuous-time systems. Appropriate for the following courses: Basic Circuit Analysis, Electrical Circuits, Electrical Engineering and Circuit Analysis, Introduction to Circuit Analysis, AC and DC Circuits.

Features:

  • 571 solved problems
  • Additional material on matrix theory and complex numbers
  • Support for all the major textbooks for electrical engineering courses kin electric circuits

 

 

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