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Mar 26


Game design essentials
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 197)

Authors Briar Lee Mitchell
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The quickly evolving mobile market is spurring digital game creation into the stratosphere, with revenue from games exceeding that of the film industry. With this guide to the basics, you’ll get in on the game of digital game design while you learn the skills required for storyboarding, character creation, environment creation, level design, programming, and testing.

  • Teaches basic skill sets in the context of current systems, genres, and game-play styles
  • Demonstrates how to design for different sectors within gaming including console, PC, handheld, and mobile
  • Explores low-poly modeling for game play
  • Addresses character and prop animation, lighting and rendering, and environment design
  • Discusses the path from concept to product, including pre- and post-production
  • Includes real-world scenarios and interviews with key studio and industry professionals

With Game Design Essentials, you’ll benefit from a general-but-thorough overview of the core art and technology fundamentals of digital game design for the 21st century.

Electrical energy efficiency : technologies and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel C. Orillaza (EE 157, EE 158)

Editors Andreas Sumper, Angelo Baggini
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The improvement of electrical energy efficiency is fast becoming one of the most essential areas of sustainability development, backed by political initiatives to control and reduce energy demand.

Now a major topic in industry and the electrical engineering research community, engineers have started to focus on analysis, diagnosis and possible solutions. Owing to the complexity and cross-disciplinary nature of electrical energy efficiency issues, the optimal solution is often multi-faceted with a critical solutions evaluation component to ensure cost effectiveness.

This single-source reference brings a practical focus to the subject of electrical energy efficiency, providing detailed theory and practical applications to enable engineers to find solutions for electroefficiency problems. It presents power supplier as well as electricity user perspectives and promotes routine implementation of good engineering practice.

Key features include:

  • a comprehensive overview of the different technologies involved in electroefficiency, outlining monitoring and control concepts and practical design techniques used in industrial applications;
  • description of the current standards of electrical motors, with illustrative case studies showing how to achieve better design;
  • up-to-date information on standardization, technologies, economic realities and energy efficiency indicators (the main types and international results);
  • coverage on the quality and efficiency of distribution systems (the impact on distribution systems and loads, and the calculation of power losses in distribution lines and in power transformers).

With invaluable practical advice, this book is suited to practicing electrical engineers, design engineers, installation designers, M&E designers, and economic engineers. It equips maintenance and energy managers, planners, and infrastructure managers with the necessary knowledge to properly evaluate the wealth of electrical energy efficiency solutions for large investments. This reference also provides interesting reading material for energy researchers, policy makers, consultants, postgraduate engineering students and final year undergraduate engineering students.

Multimedia semantics : metadata, analysis and interaction
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 197)

Authors Raphael Troncy, Benoit Huet, Simon Schenk
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

This book explains, collects and reports on the latest research results that aim at narrowing the so-called multimedia “Semantic Gap”: the large disparity between descriptions of multimedia content that can be computed automatically, and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media. Addressing the grand challenge posed by the “Semantic Gap” requires a multidisciplinary approach (computer science, computer vision and signal processing, cognitive science, web science, etc.) and this is reflected in recent research in this area. In addition, the book targets an interdisciplinary community, and in particular the Multimedia and the Semantic Web communities. Finally, the authors provide both the fundamental knowledge and the latest state-of-the-art results from both communities with the goal of making the knowledge of one community available to the other.

Key Features:

  • Presents state-of-the art research results in multimedia semantics: multimedia analysis, metadata standards and multimedia knowledge representation, semantic interaction with multimedia
  • Contains real industrial problems exemplified by user case scenarios
  • Offers an insight into various standardization bodies including W3C, IPTC and ISO MPEG
  • Contains contributions from academic and industrial communities from Europe, USA and Asia
  • Includes an accompanying website containing user cases, datasets, and software mentioned in the book, as well as links to the K-Space NoE and the SMaRT society web sites (

This book will be a valuable reference for academic and industry researchers /practitioners in multimedia, computational intelligence and computer science fields. Graduate students, project leaders, and consultants will also find this book of interest.

Polymers for electricity and electronics : materials, properties, and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 131)

Author Jiri George Drobny
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The electrical properties of polymers present almost limitless possibilities for industrial research and development, and this book provides an in-depth look at these remarkable molecules. In addition to traditional applications in insulating materials, wires, and cables, electrical polymers are increasingly being used in a range of emerging technologies.

Presenting a comprehensive overview of how electrical polymers function and how they can be applied in the electronics, automotive, medical, and military fields, Polymers for Electricity and Electronics: Materials, Properties, and Applications presents intensive and accessible coverage with a focus on practical applications. Including examples of state-of-the-art scientific issues, the book evaluates new technologies—such as light emitting diodes, molecular electronics, liquid crystals, nanotechnology, optical fibers, and soft electronics—and explains the advantages of conductive polymers as well as their processibility and commercial uses.

This book is an essential resource for anyone working with, or interested in, polymers and polymer science. In addition, appendices that detail the electrical properties of selected polymers as well as list additional ASTM and corresponding international testing standards and methods for testing electrical properties are also included.

Welding. 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 115, MetE 148, MetE 150)

Authors Don Geary, Rex Miller
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Filled with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, Welding, Second Edition provides an easy-to-follow introduction to oxyacetylene welding and cutting, soldering, and basic metal properties. You’ll learn how to set up your workshop, properly use welding equipment, design projects, work safely, and get professional results–even if you have no experience. With coverage of the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this fully updated, hands-on guide serves as an ideal beginner’s tutorial as well as an on-the-job reference for experienced welders.

Find out how to:

  • Work with oxyacetylene welding fuels, equipment, and supplies
  • Review other welding methods, including arc, tungsten inert gas, and gas metal arc welding
  • Understand the properties and weldability of various metals
  • Use the latest soldering tools and techniques
  • Master brazing, braze welding, cutting metal, and welding thicker metals
  • Follow welding safety procedures and troubleshoot problems
  • Test your knowledge with end-of-chapter review questions
  • Design and set up your own home workshop
  • Build metal projects, including a gate, fireplace grate, and workbench

Planning guide for power distribution plants : design, implementation and operation of industrial networks
Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan Nerves (EE 158)

Authors Hartmut Kiank, Wolfgang Fruth
Place of Publication Erlangen
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Publicis

When planning an industrial power supply plant, the specific requirements of the individual production process are decisive for the design and mode of operation of the network and for the selection and design and ratings of the operational equipment. Since the actual technical risks are often hidden in the profound and complex planning task, planning decisions should be taken after responsible and careful consideration because of their deep effects on supply quality and energy efficiency.
This book is intended for engineers and technicians of the energy industry, industrial companies and planning departments. It provides basic technical network and plant knowledge on planning, installation and operation of reliable and economic industrial networks. In addition, it facilitates training for students and graduates in this field.
In an easy and comprehensible way, this book informs about solution competency gained in many years of experience. Moreover, it also offers planning recommendations and knowledge on standards and specifications, the use of which ensures that technical risks are avoided and that production and industrial processes can be carried out efficiently, reliably and with the highest quality.

Database systems : fundamentals of design, implementation, and management
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 165, CS 270, CS 271)

Authors Carlos Coronel, Steven Morris, Peter Rob
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Practical and easy to understand “Database Principles: Fundamentals of Design, Implementation, and Management, 10/e, International Edition” gives readers a solid foundation in database design and implementation. Filled with visual aids such as diagrams, illustrations, and tables, this market-leading book provides in-depth coverage of database design, demonstrating that the key to successful database implementation is in proper design of databases to fit within a larger strategic view of the data environment. Renowned for its clear, straightforward writing style, the tenth edition has been thoroughly updated to include hot topics such as green computing/sustainability for modern data centers, the role of redundant relationships, and examples of web-database connectivity and code security. In addition, new review questions, problem sets, and cases have been added throughout the book so that readers have multiple opportunities to test their understanding and develop real and useful design skills.

Electromechanical motion devices 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Allan Nerves (EEE 43)

Authors Paul C. Krause, Oleg Wasynczuk, Steven Pekarek
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley-IEEE Press

his text provides a basic treatment of modern electric machine analysis that gives readers the necessary background for comprehending the traditional applications and operating characteristics of electric machines—as well as their emerging applications in modern power systems and electric drives, such as those used in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Through the appropriate use of reference frame theory, Electromagnetic Motion Devices, Second Edition introduces readers to field-oriented control of induction machines, constant-torque, and constant-power control of dc, permanent-magnet ac machines, and brushless dc machines. It also discusses steady-state and transient performance in addition to their applications.

Electromagnetic Motion Devices, Second Edition presents:

  • The derivations of all machine models, starting with a common first-principle approach (based upon Ohm’s, Faraday’s, Ampere’s, and Newton’s/Euler’s laws)
  • A generalized two-phase approach to reference frame theory that can be applied to the ac machines featured in the book
  • The influences of the current and voltage constraints in the torque-versus-speed profile of electric machines operated with an electric drive

Thoroughly classroom tested and complete with a supplementary solutions manual, Electromagnetic Motion Devices, Second Edition is an invaluable book for anyone interested in modern machine theory and applications.

A first course in applied mathematics
Recommending faculty: Dr. Vena Pearl A. Bongolan-Walsh (ES 201, ES 202, ES 204)

Author Jorge Rebaza
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This book details how applied mathematics involves predictions, interpretations, analysis, and mathematical modeling to solve real-world problems.  Due to the broad range of applications, mathematical concepts and techniques and reviewed throughout, especially those in linear algebra, matrix analysis, and differential equations.  Some classical definitions and results from analysis are also discussed and used.  Some applications (postscript fonts, information retrieval, etc.) are presented at the end of a chapter as an immediate application of the theory just covered, while those applications that are discussed in more detail (ranking web pages, compression, etc.) are presented in dedicated chapters.  A collection of mathematical models of a slightly different nature, such as basic discrete mathematics and optimization, is also provided.  Clear proofs of the main theorems ultimately help to make the statements of the theorems more understandable, and a multitude of examples follow important theorems and concepts.  In addition, the author builds material from scratch and thoroughly covers the theory needed to explain the applications in full detail, while not overwhelming readers with unnecessary topics or discussions.  In terms of exercises, the author continuously refers to the real numbers and results in calculus when introducing a new topic so readers can grasp the concept of the otherwise intimidating expressions.  By doing this, the author is able to focus on the concepts rather than the rigor.  The quality, quantity, and varying level of difficulty of the exercises provides instructors more classroom flexibility.  Topical coverage includes linear algebra; ranking web pages; matrix factorizations; least squares; image compression; ordinary differential equations; dynamical systems; and mathematical models.

A first book of C++ 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Festin, Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 11)

Authors Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Gary Bronson’s “First Book Of C++, 4e, International Edition” takes a hands-on, applied approach to the first programming language course for students studying computer science. This book begins with procedural programming in C, and then gradually introduces object-oriented programming features and the C++ language syntax that enables first-time programmers to use them.

Your UNIX/LINUX : the ultimate guide
Recommending faculty:Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS  140)

Authors Sumitabha Das
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Your UNIX/Linux: The Ultimate Guide, written with both users and programmers in mind, is the ultimate UNIX/Linux text. Both pedagogical tool and exhaustive reference, it is well-suited to any course that includes UNIX or Linux. A strong pedagogical framework sets it apart from similar texts and allows beginning students to gain a firm grasp of fundamental concepts, while chapters on advanced topics inspire the more experienced reader to move beyond the basics. Nearly a thousand exercises and self-test questions provide a way for students to test and reinforce their understanding of the material.

Mar 23


Fluid mechanics : SI Version, 8th ed.
Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bryan Alamani (ChE 131, ChE 134)

Authors Fox, Robert W.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

One of the bestselling texts in the field, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics continues to provide students with a balanced and comprehensive approach to mastering critical concepts. The new eighth edition once again incorporates a proven problem solving methodology that will help students develop an orderly plan to finding the right solution. It starts with basic equations, then clearly states assumptions, and finally, relates results to expected physical behavior. Many of the steps involved in analysis are simplified by using Excel.

Mechanics of materials, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romeo Eliezer U. Longalong

Authors Beer, Ferdinand
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Beer and Johnston’s Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since its publication in 1981, Mechanics of Materials, provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application.

The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives your student the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, you and your students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.

If you want the best book for your students, we feel Beer, Johnston’s Mechanics of Materials, 6th edition is your only choice.

Mar 22


Destruction of hazardous chemicals in the laboratory, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof Bryan Alamani (ChE 150, ChE 261)

Authors George Lunn,Eric B. Sansone
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The book describes practical procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals and biological agents in the laboratory in which they are used. The book is a continuation and expansion of “Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” It follows the same general approach as the first and second editions but includes a number of new chapters including one on using advanced oxidation techniques as a general means of degrading chemicals. All the monographs from the second edition are incorporated in this volume and are revised and extended as necessary.  A number of new monographs describing procedures for the destruction of hazardous chemicals have also been added.

The destruction of many pharmaceuticals is also described in this book. This subject has become of increasing importance with recent reports of the detection of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Finally a new addition is the chapter “General Methods for the Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.” This chapter describes recent advanced oxidation methods that should be generally applicable to all organic compounds.  The methods use commonly available laboratory equipment and reagents.

Electric machines and drives : a first course
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joselito Alvarez (EEE 4)

Author Ned Mohan
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Mohan’s Electric Machines and Drives is part of a three-book series designed for the power sequence electives on Electrical Engineering. The book focuses on power topics including advances in hybrid-electric cars and alternative energy systems, coupled with severe environmental problems associated with hydrocarbon-based fuels. The text builds off Mohan’s successful MNPERE titles and adopts a systems approach.

Design of buildings for wind : a guide for ASCE 7-10 standard users and designers of special structures
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joselito Alvarez (EEE 4)

Author Ned Mohan
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

ASCE 7 is the US standard for identifying minimum design loads for buildings and other structures.  ASCE 7 covers many load types, of which wind is one.  The purpose of this book is to provide structural and architectural engineers with the practical state-of-the-art knowledge and tools needed for designing and retrofitting buildings for wind loads. The book will also cover wind-induced loss estimation. This new edition include a guide to the thoroughly revised, 2010 version of the ASCE 7 Standard provisions for wind loads; incorporate major advances achieved in recent years in the design of tall buildings for wind; present material on retrofitting and loss estimation; and improve the presentation of the material to increase its usefulness to structural engineers.

Key features:

  • New focus on tall buildings helps make the analysis and design guidance easier and less complex.
  • Covers the new simplified design methods of ASCE 7-10, guiding designers to clearly understand the spirit and letter of the provisions and use the design methods with confidence and ease.
  • Includes new coverage of retrofitting for wind load resistance and loss estimation from hurricane winds.
  • Thoroughly revised and updated to conform with current practice and research.


Bayesian time series models
Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Dizon, Prof. Miguel Escoto (CE 27)

Editors David Barber,A. Taylan Cemgil,Silvia Chiappa
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press

‘What’s going to happen next?’ Time series data hold the answers, and Bayesian methods represent the cutting edge in learning what they have to say. This ambitious book is the first unified treatment of the emerging knowledge-base in Bayesian time series techniques. Exploiting the unifying framework of probabilistic graphical models, the book covers approximation schemes, both Monte Carlo and deterministic, and introduces switching, multi-object, non-parametric and agent-based models in a variety of application environments. It demonstrates that the basic framework supports the rapid creation of models tailored to specific applications and gives insight into the computational complexity of their implementation. The authors span traditional disciplines such as statistics and engineering and the more recently established areas of machine learning and pattern recognition. Readers with a basic understanding of applied probability, but no experience with time series analysis, are guided from fundamental concepts to the state-of-the-art in research and practice.

Applied thermodynamics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Terence Tumolva, Prof. Hyacinth Tambago (CE 122, CE 123)

Authors Swati B. V.,B. K. Venkanna
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher PHI Learning Private

Vapour power cycles, reciprocating compressors, refrigeration and psychometrics. The text discusses the performance and working of thermodynamic cycles such as gas power cycles and vapour power cycles. The applications of these cycles to the study and analysis of I.C. engines, steam engines, gas turbines and power plants are highlighted. The book also presents a thorough analysis of the working principles of I.C. engines, reciprocating compressors, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. The book helps students to develop an intuitive understanding of the application of thermodynamics by guiding them through a systematic problem-solving methodology. The contents of the book have been designed to meet the requirements of diploma, AMIE, undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, automobile engineering, industrial and production engineering. KEY FEATURES Focuses on problem-solving techniques. Provides an excellent selection of more than 300 graded and solved examples to foster understanding of the theory. Gives over 100 chapter-end problems with answers. Summarizes important equations at the end of each chapter.

Sustainable design through process integration : fundamentals and applications to industrial pollution prevention, resource conservation, and profitability enhancement
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 197, ChE 297)

Author Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

This timely book provides authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow coverage of the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes.

Over the past three decades, significant advances have been made in treating, designing, and operating chemical processes as integrated systems. Whether you are a process engineer, an industrial decision maker, or a researcher, this book will be an indispensable resource tool for systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel and sustainable process designs. The book is also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate or an introductory graduate course on process design and sustainability.

This ground breaking reference enhances and reconciles various process and sustainability objectives, such as cost effectiveness, yield improvement, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention. The detailed tools and applications within are written by one of the world’s foremost process integration and design experts and will save you time and money.

Key features:

. Allows the reader to methodically develop rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial processes then develop cost-effective implementations.

. Contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical techniques

. Covers applications that include process economics, targeting for conservation of mass and energy, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of renewable energy systems, and in-process pollution prevention.

. Presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes

  • Explains how pivotal sustainability issues can holistically and methodically be addressed and reconciled. Includes numerous examples and case studies on a broad array of industrial processes and sustainable designs

Fourier series and boundary value problems, 8th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani (ES 21, ES 201, ChE 106)

Authors James Ward Brown,Ruel V. Churchill
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Published by McGraw-Hill since its first edition in 1941, this classic text is an introduction to Fourier series and their applications to boundary value problems in partial differential equations of engineering and physics. It will primarily be used by students with a background in ordinary differential equations and advanced calculus. There are two main objectives of this text. The first is to introduce the concept of orthogonal sets of functions and representations of arbitrary functions in series of functions from such sets. The second is a clear presentation of the classical method of separation of variables used in solving boundary value problems with the aid of those representations. The book is a thorough revision of the seventh edition and much care is taken to give the student fewer distractions when determining solutions of eigenvalue problems, and other topics have been presented in their own sections like Gibbs’ Phenomenon and the Poisson integral formula.

Aerodynamics for engineering students, 6th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joselito Alvarez (ME 226)

Authors E.L. Houghton … [et al.]
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Already one of the leading course texts on aerodynamics in the UK, the sixth edition welcomes a new US-based author team to keep the text current. The sixth edition has been revised to include the latest developments in compressible flow, computational fluid dynamics, and contemporary applications. Computational methods have been expanded and updated to reflect the modern approaches to aerodynamic design and research in the aeronautical industry and elsewhere, and new examples of ‘the aerodynamics around you’ have been added to link theory to practical understanding.

NEW: Expanded coverage of compressible flow

NEW: MATLAB(r) exercises throughout, to give students practice is using industry-standard computational tools. m-files available for download from companion website. NEW: contemporary applications and examples help students see the link between everyday physical examples of aerodynamics and the application of aerodynamic principles to aerodynamic design. NEW: additional examples and end of chapter exercises provide more problem-solving practice for students NEW: improved teaching support with powerpoint slides,  solutions manual, m-files, and other resources to accompany the text.

Advanced fluid mechanics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME 122)

Author W.P. Graebel
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Academic Press

Fluid mechanics is the study of how fluids behave and interact under various forces and in various applied situations, whether in liquid or gas state or both. The author compiles pertinent information that are introduced in the more advanced classes at the senior level and at the graduate level. “Advanced Fluid Mechanics” courses typically cover a variety of topics involving fluids in various multiple states (phases), with both elastic and non-elastic qualities, and flowing in complex ways. This new text will integrate both the simple stages of fluid mechanics (“Fundamentals”) with those involving more complex parameters, including Inviscid Flow in multi-dimensions, Viscous Flow and Turbulence, and a succinct introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. It will offer exceptional pedagogy, for both classroom use and self-instruction, including many worked-out examples, end-of-chapter problems, and actual computer programs that can be used to reinforce theory with real-world applications.

Professional engineers as well as Physicists and Chemists working in the analysis of fluid behavior in complex systems will find the contents of this book useful.All manufacturing companies involved in any sort of systems that encompass fluids and fluid flow analysis (e.g., heat exchangers, air conditioning and refrigeration, chemical processes, etc.) or energy generation (steam boilers, turbines and internal combustion engines, jet propulsion systems, etc.), or fluid systems and fluid power (e.g., hydraulics, piping systems, and so on)will reap the benefits of this text.

. Offers detailed derivation of fundamental equations for better comprehension of more advanced mathematical analysis
. Provides groundwork for more advanced topics on boundary layer analysis, unsteady flow, turbulent modeling, and computational fluid dynamics
. Includes worked-out examples and end-of-chapter problems as well as a companion web site with sample computational programs and Solutions Manual

Greening existing buildings
Recommending faculty: Prof. C. Pascua (CE 131)

Author Jerry Yudelson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This GreenSource guide explains how to transform existing buildings into more energy-efficient, resource-conserving green buildings. The book provides a clear process that guides you, step-by-step, through each phase of moving building operations and maintenance toward the goal of a green-certified building.

Greening Existing Buildings features proven technologies and operating methods, and shows building owners and facility managers how to green buildings in a cost-effective way. This practical and insightful resource highlights the ten best practices for greening existing buildings, and includes more than 25 case studies of successful implementations and 35 insightful interviews with industry experts and building owners and managers.

Greening Existing Buildings covers:

  • Economic drivers and market dynamics
  • Getting the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating
  • U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings rating
  • Making the business case for greening existing buildings
  • Cost of greening and setting realistic project budgets
  • Energy-efficient building upgrades
  • Sustainable site management and water conservation retrofits
  • Crafting purchasing and waste management policies
  • Upgrading indoor environmental quality
  • Managing a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) certification project, from beginning to end

Zero waste engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (EnE 201)

Authors M.M. Khan and M.R. Islam.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Is “zero waste engineering” possible?

This book outlines how to achieve zero waste engineering, following natural pathways that are truly sustainable. Using methods that have been developed in various areas for sustainability purposes, such as new mathematical models, recyclable material selection, and renewable energy, the authors probe the principles of zero waste engineering and how it can be applied to construction, energy production, and many other areas of engineering.

This groundbreaking new volume:

  • Explores new scientific principles on which sustainability and zero waste engineering can be based
  • Presents new models for energy efficiency, cooling processes, and natural chemical and material selection in industrial applications and business
  • Explains how “green buildings” and “green homes” can be efficiently built and operated with zero waste
  • Offers case histories and successful experiments in sustainability and zero-waste engineering

Ideal for:

Engineers and scientists of all industries, including the energy industry, construction, the process industries, and manufacturing. Chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, petroleum engineers, process engineers, civil engineers, and many other types of engineers would all benefit from reading this exciting new volume.

An introduction to mechanical engineering (Part 1)
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME-various)

Authors Michael Clifford … [et al.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009-
Publisher Hodder Education

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering is an essential text for all first-year undergraduate students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. The text gives a thorough grounding in the following core engineering topics: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, electricals and electronics, and materials science. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to civil, automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students.

The text is written by an experienced team of first-year lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham.

The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes:

  • worked examples of exam-style questions
  • multiple-choice self-assessment
  • revision guides.

An introduction to mechanical engineering (Part 2)
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME-various)

Authors Michael Clifford … [et al.]
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2009-
Publisher Hodder Education

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 2 is an essential text for all second-year undergraduate students as well as those studying foundation degrees and HNDs. The text provides thorough coverage of the following core engineering topics:

  1. Fluid dynamics
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Solid mechanics
  4. Control theory and techniques
  5. Mechanical power, loads and transmissions
  6. Structural vibration

As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students.

The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes:

  • worked solutions for exam-style questions
  • multiple-choice self-assessment
  • revision material

The text is written by an experienced team of lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham.

Engineering design process, 2nd ed., International ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani, Prof. Hyacinth Tambago (ChE 141, CHE 142)

Authors Yousef Haik,Tamer Shahin
Place of Publication Stamford, Conn.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cengage Learning

This book is dedicated to the essential components of the design process and uses case studies, labs, and group projects to show their application. With explicit guidance, students learn that the design process is a set of procedures that will help them solve engineering problems. Yousef Haik and Tamer Shahin illustrate the critical steps of the design process, including articulating the problem, market analysis, function analysis, developing concepts, evaluating alternatives, and marketing, while facilitating hands-on learning and teamwork opportunities through labs and class-tested design problems.

Food preservation process design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 197, ChE 297)

Author Dennis R. Heldman
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

The preservation processes for foods have evolved over several centuries, but recent attention to non-thermal technologies suggests that a new dimension of change has been initiated.

The new dimension to be emphasized is the emerging technologies for preservation of foods and the need for sound base of information to be developed as inputs for systematic process design. The focus of the work is on process design, and emphasizes the need for quantitative information as inputs to process design.

The concepts presented build on the successful history of thermal processing of foods, and use many examples from these types of preservation processes. Preservation of foods by refrigeration, freezing, concentration and dehydration are not addressed directly, but many of the concepts to be presented would apply. Significant attention is given to the fate of food quality attributes during the preservation process, and the concept of optimizing the process parameters to maximize the retention of food quality

Focuses on three elements of preservation process:
* Kinetic Models for Food Components
* Transport Models in Food Systems
* Process Design Models

Introduction to optimum design, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 141, CHE 142)

Author Jasbir Arora
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Academic Press

Introduction to Optimum Design is the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level within engineering departments of all disciplines, but primarily within mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering. The basic approach of the text is to describe an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner, illustrate various concepts and procedures with simple examples, and demonstrate their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text. Excel and MATLAB are featured throughout as learning and teaching aids. The 3rd edition has been reorganized and enhanced with new material, making the book even more appealing to instructors regardless of the level they teach the course. Examples include moving the introductory chapter on Excel and MATLAB closer to the front of the book and adding an early chapter on practical design examples for the more introductory course, and including a final chapter on advanced topics for the purely graduate level course.

  • Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable.
  • Applications of the methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace and industrial engineering problems.
  • Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox.
  • Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter.
  • Practical design examples introduce students to usage of optimization methods early in the book.
  • New material on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors teaching more advanced courses.

Plant and process engineering 360
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani (ChE 141, CHE 142)

Place of Publication Oxford, UK Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Plant and Process Engineering 360 will be the backbone of any plant, chemical, or process engineer’s library. This is a broad area in which engineers need to be familiar with a wide array of techniques, technologies and equipment. Its focus on providing a broad introduction to key systems make the book the first point of reference for engineers who are involved with designing, specifying, maintaining or working with plant, process and control technologies in many sectors, including manufacturing, chemical process, and energy.

  • A single-source of plant and process equipment information for engineers, providing a 360 degree view of the critical equipment engineers encounter
  • Enables readers to get up to speed with unfamiliar topics quickly with an overview of important but disparate technologies that are specific to plant engineering
  • Covers the systems and processes that drive effective and efficient plants and processes
  • Drawn from authoritative Elsevier resources, this book is a ‘first port of call’ with breadth and depth of content, from leading figures in the field.

Principles of heat and mass transfer, 7th ed., International student version
Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian Yap, Prof. Bryan Alamani, Prof. Jonas Agutaya (ChE 133, ChE 242)

Authors Frank P. Incropera … [et al.]
Place of Publication [Singapore]
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Completely updated, the seventh edition provides engineers with an in-depth look at the key concepts in the field. It incorporates new discussions on emerging areas of heat transfer, discussing technologies that are related to nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and alternative energy. The example problems are also updated to better show how to apply the material. And as engineers follow the rigorous and systematic problem-solving methodology, they’ll gain an appreciation for the richness and beauty of the discipline.

Mar 22


Site planning and design handbook, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Regidor Jose (CE 140, CE 240)

Author Thomas H. Russ
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Essential site planning and design strategies, up-to-date with the latest sustainable development techniques

Discover how to incorporate sound environmental considerations into traditional site design processes. Written by a licensed landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, this authoritative guide combines established approaches to site planning with sustainable practices and increased environmental sensitivity.

Fully revised and updated, Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition discusses the latest standards and protocols-including LEED. The book features expanded coverage of green site design topics such as water conservation, energy efficiency, green building materials, site infrastructure, and brownfield restoration. This comprehensive resource addresses the challenges associated with site planning and design and lays the groundwork for success.

Site Planning and Design Handbook, Second Edition explains how to:

  • Integrate sustainability into site design
  • Gather site data and perform site analysis
  • Meet community standards and expectations
  • Plan for pedestrians, traffic, parking, and open space
  • Use grading techniques to minimize erosion and maximize site stability
  • Implement low-impact stormwater management and sewage disposal methods
  • Manage brownfield redevelopment
  • Apply landscape ecology principles to site design
  • Preserve historic landscapes and effectively utilize vegetation

Electric machines and drives : a first coSurface Engineering EURChemical and process plant commissioning handbook : a practical guide to plant system and equipment installation and commissioning
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Jose (ChE 141, ChE 142, ChE 182)

Author Martin Killcross
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

The Chemical and Process Plant Commissioning Handbook is a must have for engineers in the chemical process and process plant sectors, or for those refreshing their skills in this area. It provides a guide and reference to preparing a systematic methodology for converting a newly constructed plant, as well as streamlining equipment into an operational process unit. Includes downloadable commissioning process checklists that comply with industry standard best practice which readers can use and adapt for their own situations.

The reference focuses on the critical safety assessment and inspection regimes necessary to ensure that new plants are compliant with OSH(A) and environmental requirements. Martin Killcross has brought together the theory of textbooks and technical information obtained from sales literature, in order to provide engineers with what they need to know before initiating talks with vendors regarding equipment selection.

Commissioning files can be found here;

  • Delivers the know-how to succeed for anyone commissioning a new plant or equipment.
  • Comes with online commissioning process templates which make this title a working tool kit.
  • Extensive examples of successful commissioning processes included, and step-by-step guidance to assist understanding of the wide range of tasks required in the commissioning process.
Mar 22


Craig’s soil mechanics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (EM 197)

Authors J. A. Knappett and R. F. Craig
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Spon Press

Now in its eighth edition, this bestselling text continues to blend clarity of explanation with depth of coverage to present students with the fundamental principles of soil mechanics. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Craig’s Soil Mechanics provides an indispensable companion to undergraduate courses and beyond.

New to this edition:

  • Rewritten throughout in line with Eurocode 7, with reference to other international standards
  • Restructured into two major sections dealing with the basic concepts and theories in soil mechanics and the application of these concepts within geotechnical engineering design
  • New topics include limit analysis techniques, in-situ testing, and foundation systems
  • Additional material on seepage, soil stiffness, the critical state concept, and foundation design
  • Enhanced pedagogy including a comprehensive glossary, learning outcomes, summaries, and visual examples of real-life engineering equipment

Also new to this edition is an extensive companion website comprising innovative spreadsheet tools for tackling complex problems, digital datasets to accompany worked examples and problems, a password-protected solutions manual for lecturers covering the end-of-chapter problems, weblinks, extended case studies, and more.

Mar 22


Programming Arduino : getting started with sketches
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wigi Vei Oliveros (CS 21)

Author Simon Monk
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Clear, easy-to-follow examples show you how to program Arduino with ease! “Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches” helps you understand the software side of Arduino and explains how to write well-crafted Sketches (the name given to Arduino programs) using the C language of Arduino. This practical guide offers an unintimidating, concise approach for non-programmers that will get you up and running right away.

“Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches”Explains basic concepts and syntax of C with simple language and clear examples designed for absolute beginners – no prior knowledge of programming is required. It leads you from basic through to advanced C programming concepts and features dozens of specific examples that illustrate concepts and can be used as-is or modified to suit your purposes.
* All code from the book is available for download.
* Helps you develop working Sketches quickly.
Coverage includes:
C Language Basics; Functions; Arrays, Strings; Input / Output; Standard Library Goodies; Storage; LCD Displays; Programming for the Web; Program Design; C++ and Library Writing

Biomedical engineering principles
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 197)

Author Arthur B. Ritter
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Current demand in biomedical sciences emphasizes the understanding of basic mechanisms and problem solving rather than rigid empiricism and factual recall. Knowledge of the basic laws of mass and momentum transport as well as model development and validation, biomedical signal processing, biomechanics, and capstone design have indispensable roles in the engineering analysis of physiological processes. To this end, an introductory, multidisciplinary text is a must to provide the necessary foundation for beginning biomedical students.

Assuming no more than a passing acquaintance with molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, and signal processing, Biomedical Engineering Principles, Second Edition provides just such a solid, accessible grounding to this rapidly advancing field. Acknowledging the vast range of backgrounds and prior education from which the biomedical field draws, the organization of this book lends itself to a tailored course specific to the experience and interests of the student.

Divided into four sections, the book begins with systems physiology, transport processes, cell physiology, and the cardiovascular system. Part I covers systems analysis, biological data, and modeling and simulation in experimental design, applying concepts of diffusion, and facilitated and active transport. Part II presents biomedical signal processing, reviewing frequency, periodic functions, and Fourier series as well as signal acquisition and processing techniques.

Part III presents the practical applications of biomechanics, focusing on the mechanical and structural properties of bone, musculoskeletal, and connective tissue with respect to joint range, load bearing capacity, and electrical stimulation. The final part highlights capstone design, discussing design perspectives for living and nonliving systems, the role of the FDA, and the project timeline from inception to proof of concept.

Cutting across many disciplines, Biomedical Engineering Principles, Second Edition offers illustrative examples as well as problems and discussion questions designed specifically for this book to provide a readily accessible, widely applicable introductory text.

Multi-resolution methods for modeling and control of dynamical systems
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 231-236)

Authors Puneet Singla, John L. Junkins
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher CRC Press

Unifying the most important methodology in this field, Multi-Resolution Methods for Modeling and Control of Dynamical Systemsexplores existing approximation methods as well as develops new ones for the approximate solution of large-scale dynamical system problems. It brings together a wide set of material from classical orthogonal function approximation, neural network input-output approximation, finite element methods for distributed parameter systems, and various approximation methods employed in adaptive control and learning theory.

With sufficient rigor and generality, the book promotes a qualitative understanding of the development of key ideas. It facilitates a deep appreciation of the important nuances and restrictions implicit in the algorithms that affect the validity of the results produced. The text features benchmark problems throughout to offer insights and illustrate some of the computational implications. The authors provide a framework for understanding the advantages, drawbacks, and application areas of existing and new algorithms for input-output approximation. They also present novel adaptive learning algorithms that can be adjusted in real time to the various parameters of unknown mathematical models.

Essential software architecture
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 192, CS 260)

Author Ian Gorton
Place of Publication Heidelberg
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Springer

ob titles like “Technical Architect” and “Chief Architect” nowadays abound in software industry, yet many people suspect that “architecture” is one of the most overused and least understood terms in professional software development.  Gorton’s book tries to resolve this dilemma. It concisely describes the essential elements of knowledge and key skills required to be a software architect. The explanations encompass the essentials of architecture thinking, practices, and supporting technologies. They range from a general understanding of structure and quality attributes through technical issues like middleware components and service-oriented architectures to recent technologies like model-driven architecture, software product lines, aspect-oriented design, and the Semantic Web, which will presumably influence future software systems. This second edition contains new material covering enterprise architecture, agile development, enterprise service bus technologies, RESTful Web services, and a case study on how to use the MeDICi integration framework.  All approaches are illustrated by an ongoing real-world example. So if you work as an architect or senior designer (or want to someday), or if you are a student in software engineering, here is a valuable and yet approachable knowledge source for you.

Mathematical mechanics : from particle to muscle
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 315)

Author Ellis D. Cooper
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher World Scientific

This unprecedented book offers all the details of the mathematical mechanics underlying modern modeling of skeletal muscle contraction. The aim is to provide an integrated vision of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology for this one understanding. The method is to take advantage of latest mathematical technologies — Eilenberg-Mac Lane category theory, Robinson infinitesimal calculus and Kolmogorov probability theory — to explicate Particle Mechanics, The Theory of Substances (categorical thermodynamics), and computer simulation using a diagram-based parallel programming language (stochastic timing machinery). Proofs rely almost entirely on algebraic calculations without set theory. Metaphors and analogies, and distinctions between representational pictures, mental model drawings, and mathematical diagrams are offered.

AP level high school calculus students, high school science teachers, undergraduates and graduate college students, and researchers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology may use this integrated publication to broaden their perspective on science, and to experience the precision that mathematical mechanics brings to understanding the molecular mechanism vital for nearly all animal behavior.

The art of image processing with Java
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 289)

Author Kenny A. Hunt
Place of Publication Natick, Mass.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher A.K. Peters

While most other image processing texts approach this subject from an engineering perspective, The Art of Image Processing with Java places image processing within the realm of both engineering and computer science students by emphasizing software design. Ideal for students studying computer science or software engineering, it clearly teaches them the fundamentals of image processing. Accompanied by rich illustrations that demonstrate the results of performing processing on well-known art pieces, the text builds an accessible mathematical foundation and includes extensive sample Java code. Each chapter provides exercises to help students master the material.

High voltage and electrical insulation engineering
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel C. Orillaza (EE 254)

Authors Ravindra Arora, Wolfgang Mosch
Place of Publication Piscataway, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher IEEE Press

A novel fundamental approach to the behavior of dielectrics in high voltage engineering

High voltage engineering is the study of dielectric materials, involving physical models to describe how an electric field affects the performance of insulation. It is characterized by the interaction of an electric field with an atom under different conditions. This one-of-a-kind resource features a novel, valuable approach to describing the field-dependent behavior of dielectrics and electrical insulation systems when subjected to high voltage. Based on the advanced-level courses conducted at Technical University Dresden, Germany, and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, the book provides the knowledge necessary for an economical, dependable, and optimum design of insulation systems for all high voltage power apparatus used in power systems.

The contents begin with the description of fundamental terminology commonly used in the area of high voltage engineering. This is followed by the classification of electric fields and the techniques of field estimation. Then the performance of gases, liquids, solids, and vacuum as dielectrics under different field conditions is described. Unique features of this resource include:

  • Detailed descriptions of the three types of electric fields on the basis of the Schwaiger Factor
  • Introduction of the new concept of Weakly Nonuniform Field
  • Classification and explanation of three types of Coronas: Star, Streamer, and Leader
  • A new approach to explaining the mechanism of the lightning phenomenon
  • Separate, detailed chapters on electric fields, lightning and ball lightning, and the insulating properties of a vacuum
  • In-depth coverage of the performance of sulfure hexaflouride gas and its mixtures applicable to the design of Gas Insulated Systems

Graduate-level students and teachers, as well as scientists and engineers involved in highvoltage and insulation engineering and research and development, will appreciate this simple and systematic approach to the subject. Industry and utility personnel will rely on this resource to better understand the practical problems encountered with high voltage installations and equipment.

A Second course in statistics : regression analysis
Recommending faculty: Inst. Louie P. Balicanta (GE 171)

Authors William Mendenhall, Terry Sincich
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson Education

The Second Course in Statistics is an increasingly important offering since more students are arriving at college having taken AP Statistics in high school. Mendenhall/Sincich’s A Second Course in Statistics is the perfect book for courses that build on the knowledge students gain in AP Statistics, or the freshman Introductory Statistics course.

A Second Course in Statistics: Regression Analysis, Seventh Edition, focuses on building linear statistical models and developing skills for implementing regression analysis in real situations. This text offers applications for engineering, sociology, psychology, science, and business. The authors use real data and scenarios extracted from news articles, journals, and actual consulting problems to show how to apply the concepts. In addition, seven case studies, now located throughout the text after applicable chapters, invite students to focus on specific problems, and are suitable for class discussion.

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