May 31


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment.

From topics like food safety to the impact of economic development on international relations, today’s important environmental issues are shaping the future and reach far beyond the United States. Additionally, as green collar jobs grow, this resource supports students preparing for future careers in the industry.

GREENR helps information-seekers understand emerging GREEN technologies, issues around the environment and sustainability.

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Expiry: June 30, 2013

May 17

To our dearest patrons, please refer to the poster above for our services schedule for the last week of May 2013. Due to our upcoming planning workshops, EnggLib will be closed starting May 23. Although users may still return overdue books until May 27.

Services will resume on June, during the opening of the first semester for AY 2013-2014. Thank you!

May 10


Nanotechnology : prospects and priorities

Editor Fabian M. Dayrit
Place of Publication Taguig City
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development


The range of scientific disciplines that must be involved and the novelty of the applications to be developed underline the strategic importance of the technology. However, the need to manage and minimize potential risks as well as the mustering of substantial financial and human investments required necessitate the formulation of a strategy in the form of a five- to ten-year roadmap for nanotechnology development. This collection of essays is aimed at contributing in that process. The essays put together in the form of a white paper, present the fundamentals of nanotechnology and describe its impact on the global economy. Together they will propose how the Philippines ought to deal with nanotechnology given the country’s priorities and its research and development capabilities.

CCS ’05 : proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security : November 7-11, 2005, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Editors Catherine Meadows & Paul Syverson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2005
Publisher ACM Press

Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

May 10


Electronic systems technician. Level 1 : annotated instructor’s guide
Recommending faculty: Prof. Siegfred Balon

Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Trade, Wood and Masonry Construction Methods, Concrete and Steel Construction Methods, Pathways and Spaces, Craft-Related Mathematics, Hand Bending of Conduit, Introduction to the National Electrical Code(R) and Low-Voltage Cabling.

May 9


Bulletin of the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication vol. 47 : 2013
Publisher Building Research Institute

Bulletin of the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

JCS Japan

Place of Publication Japan
Date of Publication Vol. 21, March 2013
Publisher Japan Society of Civil Engineers

JCS Japan

Philippine Agricultural Mechanization Journal

Place of Publication Laguna
Date of Publication Vol. 17, no. 1 : January-June 2010
Publisher Inst. Agricultural Engineering & Agro-Industrial Technology

Philippine Agricultural Mechanization Journal

Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Place of Publication Laguna
Date of Publication Vol. 9 : 2011
Publisher Inst. Agricultural Engineering & Agro-Industrial Technology

Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 2, no. 1 : 2013
Publisher Mediaaccess


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication May 2013
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Readers Digest

May 3


Bayesian time series models
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto Jr.,  Prof. Cornelio Dizon (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.

Raw materials for glass and ceramics : sources, processes, and quality control
Recommending faculty: Dr. Leslie Joy L. Diaz, Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 141)

Author Christopher W. Sinton
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Wiley

Now in one volume-all the raw materials used in the ceramic and glass industries

A basic understanding of where raw materials come from and how they are processed is critical to attaining consistent raw material batches-an essential factor to maintaining steady production. The solution is Raw Materials for Glass and Ceramics, a complete resource of up-to-date information and analysis on the raw materials used in the glass and ceramic industries.

Raw Materials for Glass and Ceramics presents all classes of materials, the roles they play, their sources and extraction processes, and quality control issues and regulations impacting the industry, as well as:

  • A thorough description of the formation and evaluation of raw material deposits and location of the important sources
  • Complete analysis of all the raw materials used in the ceramic and glass industries, including natural, processed, recycled, and synthetic materials
  • An explanation of the raw materials industry, including transportation, environmental and health concerns, and quality specifications

Practical reliability engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. John Ivan Gonzales (MetE 146, MetE 147)

Authors Patrick D. T. O’Connor, Andre Kleyner
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as theessential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices.

Practical Reliability Engineering fulfils the requirements of the Certified Reliability Engineer curriculum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Each chapter is supported by practice questions, and a solutions manual is available to course tutors via the companion website.

Enhanced coverage of mathematics of reliability, physics of failure, graphical and software methods of failure data analysis, reliability prediction and modelling, design for reliability and safety as well as management and economics of reliability programmes ensures continued relevance to all quality assurance and reliability courses.

Notable additions include:

  • New chapters on applications of Monte Carlo simulation methods and reliability demonstration methods.
  • Software applications of statistical methods, including probability plotting and a wider use of common software tools.
  • More detailed descriptions of reliability prediction methods.
  • Comprehensive treatment of accelerated test data analysis and warranty data analysis.
  • Revised and expanded end-of-chapter tutorial sections to advance students’ practical knowledge.

The fifth edition will appeal to a wide range of readers from college students to seasoned engineering professionals involved in the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of reliable engineering products and systems.

Smart grid : fundamentals of design and analysis
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author James Momo
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The book is written as primer hand book for addressing the fundamentals of smart grid. It provides the working definition the functions, the design criteria and the tools and techniques and technology needed for building smart grid. The book is needed to provide a working guideline in the design, analysis and development of Smart Grid. It incorporates all the essential factors of Smart Grid appropriate for enabling the performance and capability of the power system. There are no comparable books which provide information on the “how to” of the design and analysis.

The book provides a fundamental discussion on the motivation for the smart grid development, the working definition and the tools for analysis and development of the Smart Grid.  Standards and requirements needed for designing new devices, systems and products are discussed; the automation and computational techniques need to ensure that the Smart Grid guarantees adaptability, foresight alongside capability of handling new systems and components are discussed. The interoperability of different renewable energy sources are included to ensure that there will be minimum changes in the existing legacy system.

Overall the book evaluates different options of computational intelligence, communication technology and decision support system to design various aspects of Smart Grid. Strategies for demonstration of Smart Grid schemes on selected problems are presented.

Linux administration : a beginner’s guide
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wigi Vei Oliveros (CS 140)

Authors Wale Soyinka
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Effectively deploy and maintain Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on your servers or entire network using this practical resource. Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition provides up-to-date details on the latest Linux distributions, including Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Learn how to install and customize Linux, work from the GUI or command line, configure Internet and intranet services, interoperate with Windows systems, and create reliable backups. Performance tuning, security, and virtualization are also covered and real-world examples help you put the techniques presented into practice.

  • Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu
  • Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell)
  • Manage users, permissions, folders, and native FOSS applications
  • Compile, tune, upgrade, and customize the latest Linux kernel 3.x series
  • Work with proc, SysFS, and cgroup file systems
  • Understand and manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Build robust firewalls, and routers using Netfilter and Linux
  • Create and maintain print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers
  • Use LDAP or NIS for identity management
  • Set up and administer DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers
  • Use GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba for sharing and distributing file system resources
  • Explore and implement Linux virtualization technologies using KVM

Basic transport phenomena in biomedical engineering, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 197)

Author Ronald L. Fournier
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

Encompassing a variety of engineering disciplines and life sciences, the very scope and breadth of biomedical engineering presents challenges to creating a concise, entry level text that effectively introduces basic concepts without getting overly specialized in subject matter or rarified in language. Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering, Third Edition meets and overcomes these challenges to provide the beginning student with the foundational tools and the confidence they need to apply these techniques to problems of ever greater complexity.

Bringing together fundamental engineering and life science principles, this highly accessible text provides a focused coverage of key momentum and mass transport concepts in biomedical engineering. It offers a basic review of units and dimensions, material balances, and problem-solving tips, and then emphasizes those chemical and physical transport processes that have applications in the development of artificial and bioartificial organs, controlled drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering. The book also includes a discussion of thermodynamic concepts and covers topics such as body fluids, osmosis and membrane filtration, physical and flow properties of blood, solute and oxygen transport, and pharmacokinetic analysis. It concludes with the application of these principles to extracorporeal devices as well as tissue engineering and bioartificial organs.

Designed for the beginning student, Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering, Third Edition provides a quantitative understanding of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological phenomena involved. It offers mathematical models using the ‘shell balance” or compartmental approaches, along with numerous examples and end-of-chapter problems based on these mathematical models and in many cases these models are compared with actual experimental data. Encouraging students to work examples with the mathematical software package of their choice, this text provides them the opportunity to explore various aspects of the solution on their own, or apply these techniques as starting points for the solution to their own problems.

Beginning Android 4 application development
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author Wei-Meng Le
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This fast-paced introduction to the newest release of Android OS gives aspiring mobile app developers what they need to know to program for today’s hottest Android smartphones and tablets. Android 4 OS is, for the first time, a single solution for both smartphones and tablets, so if you master the information in this helpful guide, you’ll be well on your way to successful development for both devices. From using activities and intents and creating rich user interfaces to working with SMS, messaging APIs, and the Android SDK, what you need is here.

  • Provides clear instructions backed by real-world programming examples
  • Begins with the basics and covers everything Android 4 developers need to know for both smartphones and tablets
  • Explains how to customize activities and intents, create rich user interfaces, and manage data
  • Helps you work with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK, and using location-based services
  • Details how to package and publish your applications to the Android Market

Beginning Android 4 Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.

3D displays
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Ernst Lueder
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This book addresses electrical engineers, physicists, designers of flat panel displays (FDPs), students and also scientists from other disciplines interested in understanding the various 3D technologies. A timely guide is provided to the present status of development in 3D display technologies, ready to be commercialized as well as to future technologies.

Having presented the physiology of 3D perception, the book progresses to a detailed discussion of the five 3D technologies: stereoscopic and autostereoscopic displays; integral imaging; holography and volumetric displays, and:

  • Introduces spatial and temporal multiplex for the two views needed for stereoscopic and autostereoscopic displays;
  • Outlines dominant components such as retarders for stereoscopic displays, and fixed as well as adjustable lenticular lenses and parallax barriers for auto- stereoscopic  displays;
  • Examines the high speed required for 240 Hz frames provided by parallel addressing and the recently proposed interleaved image processing;
  • Explains integral imaging, a true 3D system, based on the known lenticulars which is explored up to the level of a 3D video projector using real and virtual images;
  • Renders holographic 3D easier to understand by using phasors known from electrical engineering and optics leading up to digital computer generated holograms;
  • Shows volumetric displays to be limited by the number of stacked FPDs; and,
  • Presents algorithms stemming from computer science to assess 3D image quality and to allow for bandwidth saving transmission of 3D TV signals.

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

Fundamentals of Python : first programs
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Kenneth A. Lambert, Martin Osborne
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

In FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON: FIRST PROGRAMS, respected author Kenneth A. Lambert presents all of the important topics for a CS1 course while preparing the reader to study additional languages. The book uses the Python programming language, which is both easy to learn for beginners and scales well to advanced applications. Lambert’s back-to-basics approach will be engaging for the reader bringing relevance of the concepts and applications from the text to the real world.

Private cloud computing : consolidation, virtualization, and service-oriented infrastructure
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 197)

Authors Stephen R. Smoot and Nam K. Tan
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Elsevier

Private cloud computing enables you to consolidate diverse enterprise systems into one that is cloud-based and can be accessed by end-users seamlessly, regardless of their location or changes in overall demand. Expert authors Steve Smoot and Nam K. Tan distill their years of networking experience to describe how to build enterprise networks to create a private cloud. With their techniques you’ll create cost-saving designs and increase the flexibility of your enterprise, while maintaining the security and control of an internal network. Private Cloud Computing offers a complete cloud architecture for enterprise networking by synthesizing WAN optimization, next-generation data centers, and virtualization in a network-friendly way, tying them together into a complete solution that can be progressively migrated to as time and resources permit.

  • Describes next-generation data center architectures such as the virtual access-layer, the unified data center fabric and the “rack-and-roll” deployment model
  • Provides an overview of cloud security and cloud management from the server virtualization perspective
  • Presents real-world case studies, configuration and examples that allow you to easily apply practical know-how to your existing enterprise environment
  • Offers effective private cloud computing solutions to simplify the costly and problematic challenge of enterprise networking and branch server consolidation

Nonporous inorganic membranes : for chemical processing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 141)

Editors Anthony F. Sammells and Michael V. Mundschau
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication 2006
Publisher Wiley-VCH

This reference book addresses the evolution of materials for both oxygen and hydrogen transport membranes and offers strategies for their fabrication as well as their subsequent incorporation into catalytic membrane reactors. Other chapters deal with, e.g., engineering design and scale-up issues, strategies for preparation of supported thin-film membranes, or interfacial kinetic and mass transfer issues. A must for materials scientists, chemists, chemical engineers and electrochemists interested in advanced chemical processing.

Dynamical systems : methods and applications : theoretical developments and numerical examples
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 231, CS 236)

Author Alexander G. Ramm and Nguyen S. Hoang
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Demonstrates the application of DSM to solve a broad range of operator equations

The dynamical systems method (DSM) is a powerful computational method for solving operator equations. With this book as their guide, readers will master the application of DSM to solve a variety of linear and nonlinear problems as well as ill-posed and well-posed problems. The authors offer a clear, step-by-step, systematic development of DSM that enables readers to grasp the method’s underlying logic and its numerous applications.

Dynamical Systems Method and Applications begins with a general introduction and then sets forth the scope of DSM in Part One. Part Two introduces the discrepancy principle, and Part Three offers examples of numerical applications of DSM to solve a broad range of problems in science and engineering. Additional featured topics include:

  • General nonlinear operator equations
  • Operators satisfying a spectral assumption
  • Newton-type methods without inversion of the derivative
  • Numerical problems arising in applications
  • Stable numerical differentiation
  • Stable solution to ill-conditioned linear algebraic systems

Throughout the chapters, the authors employ the use of figures and tables to help readers grasp and apply new concepts. Numerical examples offer original theoretical results based on the solution of practical problems involving ill-conditioned linear algebraic systems, and stable differentiation of noisy data.

Written by internationally recognized authorities on the topic, Dynamical Systems Method and Applications is an excellent book for courses on numerical analysis, dynamical systems, operator theory, and applied mathematics at the graduate level. The book also serves as a valuable resource for professionals in the fields of mathematics, physics, and engineering.

Computer, network, software, and hardware engineering with applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Festin (CS 145)

Author Norman Shneidewind
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

There are many books on computers, networks, and software engineering but none that integrate the three with applications. Integration is important because, increasingly, software dominates the performance, reliability, maintainability, and availability of complex computer and systems. Books on software engineering typically portray software as if it exists in a vacuum with no relationship to the wider system. This is wrong because a system is more than software. It is comprised of people, organizations, processes, hardware, and software. All of these components must be considered in an integrative fashion when designing systems. On the other hand, books on computers and networks do not demonstrate a deep understanding of the intricacies of developing software. In this book you will learn, for example, how to quantitatively analyze the performance, reliability, maintainability, and availability of computers, networks, and software in relation to the total system. Furthermore, you will learn how to evaluate and mitigate the risk of deploying integrated systems. You will learn how to apply many models dealing with the optimization of systems. Numerous quantitative examples are provided to help you understand and interpret model results. This book can be used as a first year graduate course in computer, network, and software engineering; as an on-the-job reference for computer, network, and software engineers; and as a reference for these disciplines.

Graph edge coloring : Vizing’s theorem and Goldberg’s conjecture

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 135, CS 210)

Authors Michael Stiebitz et al.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley


Features recent advances and new applications in graph edge coloring

Reviewing recent advances in the Edge Coloring Problem, Graph Edge Coloring: Vizing’s Theorem and Goldberg’s Conjecture provides an overview of the current state of the science, explaining the interconnections among the results obtained from important graph theory studies. The authors introduce many new improved proofs of known results to identify and point to possible solutions for open problems in edge coloring.

The book begins with an introduction to graph theory and the concept of edge coloring. Subsequent chapters explore important topics such as:

  • Use of Tashkinov trees to obtain an asymptotic positive solution to Goldberg’s conjecture
  • Application of Vizing fans to obtain both known and new results
  • Kierstead paths as an alternative to Vizing fans
  • Classification problem of simple graphs
  • Generalized edge coloring in which a color may appear more than once at a vertex

This book also features first-time English translations of two groundbreaking papers written by Vadim Vizing on an estimate of the chromatic class of a p-graph and the critical graphs within a given chromatic class.

Written by leading experts who have reinvigorated research in the field, Graph Edge Coloring is an excellent book for mathematics, optimization, and computer science courses at the graduate level. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers interested in discrete mathematics, graph theory, operations research, theoretical computer science, and combinatorial optimization.

The internet of things : key applications and protocols

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 120)

Authors Olivier Hersent, David Boswarthick, Omar Elloumi
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley


An all-in-one reference to the major Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols, including 802.15.4 over radio or PLC, 6LowPAN/RPL, ZigBee 1.0 and Smart Energy 2.0, Zwave, LON, BACNet, KNX, ModBus, mBus, C.12 and DLMS/COSEM, and the new ETSI M2M system level standard. In-depth coverage of Smart-grid and EV charging use cases.

This book describes the Home Area Networking, Building Automation and AMI protocols and their evolution towards open protocols based on IP such as 6LowPAN and ETSI M2M. The authors discuss the approach taken by service providers to interconnect the protocols and solve the challenge of massive scalability of machine-to-machine communication for mission-critical applications, based on the next generation machine-to-machine ETSI M2M architecture. The authors demonstrate, using the example of the smartgrid use case, how the next generation utilities, by interconnecting and activating our physical environment, will be able to deliver more energy (notably for electric vehicles) with less impact on our natural resources.

Key Features:

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of major existing M2M and AMI protocols
  • Covers the system aspects of large scale M2M and smart grid applications
  • Focuses on system level architecture, interworking, and nationwide use cases
  • Explores recent emerging technologies: 6LowPAN, ZigBee SE 2.0 and ETSI M2M, and for existing technologies covers recent developments related to interworking
  • Relates ZigBee to the issue of smartgrid, in the more general context of carrier grade M2M applications
  • Illustrates the benefits of the smartgrid concept based on real examples, including business cases

This book will be a valuable guide for project managers working on smartgrid, M2M, telecommunications and utility projects, system engineers and developers, networking companies, and home automation companies. It will also be of use to senior academic researchers, students, and policy makers and regulators.

Integrated product and process design and development : the product realization process

Author Edward B. Magrab et al.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press


Since the publication of the first edition of Integrated Product and Process Design and Development: The Product Realization Process more than a decade ago, the product realization process has undergone a number of significant changes. Reflecting these advances, this second edition presents a thorough treatment of the modern tools used in the integrated product realization process and places the product realization process in its new context.

See what’s new in the Second Edition:

  • Bio-inspired concept generation and TRIZ
  • Computing manufacturing cost, costs of ownership, and life-cycle costs of products
  • Engineered plastics, ceramics, composites, and smart materials
  • Role of innovation
  • New manufacturing methods: in-mold assembly and layered manufacturing

This book discusses how to translate customer needs into product requirements and specifications. It then provides methods to determine a product’s total costs, including cost of ownership, and covers how to generate and evaluate product concepts. The authors examine methods for turning product concepts into actual products by considering development steps such as materials and manufacturing processes selection, assembly methods, environmental aspects, reliability, and aesthetics, to name a few. They also introduce the design of experiments and the six sigma philosophy as means of attaining quality.

To be globally viable, corporations need to produce innovative, visually appealing, quality products within shorter development times. Filled with checklists, guidelines, strategies, and examples, this book provides proven methods for creating competitively priced quality products.

Models of network reliability : analysis, combinatorics, and Monte Carlo

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 256)

Authors Ilya B. Gertsbakh, Yoseph Shpungin
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press


Unique in its approach, Models of Network Reliability: Analysis, Combinatorics, and Monte Carlo provides a brief introduction to Monte Carlo methods along with a concise exposition of reliability theory ideas. From there, the text investigates a collection of principal network reliability models, such as terminal connectivity for networks with unreliable edges and/or nodes, network lifetime distribution in the process of its destruction, network stationary behavior for renewable components, importance measures of network elements, reliability gradient, and network optimal reliability synthesis.

Solutions to most principal network reliability problems—including medium-sized computer networks—are presented in the form of efficient Monte Carlo algorithms and illustrated with numerical examples and tables. Written by reliability experts with significant teaching experience, this reader-friendly text is an excellent resource for software engineering, operations research, industrial engineering, and reliability engineering students, researchers, and engineers.

Stressing intuitive explanations and providing detailed proofs of difficult statements, this self-contained resource includes a wealth of end-of-chapter exercises, numerical examples, tables, and offers a solutions manual—making it ideal for self-study and practical use.

May 3


DeGarmo’s materials and processes in manufacturing, 2013
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 143, MetE 146, MetE 147)

Author Black, J. Temple
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

The new edition of DeGarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing focuses on updates and more coverage of non-metallic materials, sustainability, lean manufacturing, rapid prototyping and revised end of chapter and case study content. It emphasizes application and design, present mathematical models and analytic equations sparingly and uses case studies to highlight real world examples of manufacturing. Other revisions and updates include the addition of frontend Learning Objectives; elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; more relevant and current case studies as well as additional new ones where appropriate; new chapter on Rapid Prototyping; expanded coverage of non-metallic materials such as composites, polymers, etc.; a discussion about sustainability and green, and engineering and how it relates to manufacturing; coverage of lean manufacturing and production; and updated references and chapter summaries.

Applied photovoltaics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Dizon, Prof. Miguel Escoto Jr. (CE 27)

Authors S.R. Wenham … [et al.].
Place of Publication London New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Earthscan

The new edition of this thoroughly considered textbook provides a reliable, accessible and comprehensive guide for students of photovoltaic applications and renewable energy engineering. Written by a group of award-winning authors it is brimming with information and is carefully designed to meet the needs of its readers.

Along with exercises and references at the end of each chapter, it features a set of detailed technical appendices that provide essential equations, data sources and standards. The new edition has been fully updated with the latest information on photovoltaic cells, modules, applications and policy.

Starting from basics with ‘The Characteristics of Sunlight’ the reader is guided step-by-step through semiconductors and p-n junctions; the behaviour of solar cells; cell properties and design; and PV cell interconnection and module fabrication. The book covers stand-alone photovoltaic systems; specific purpose photovoltaic systems; remote area power supply systems; grid-connected photovoltaic systems and water pumping. Applied Photovoltaics is highly illustrated and very accessible, providing the reader with all the information needed to start working with photovoltaics.