Nov 27

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Reader’s Digest

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

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

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

Reader's Digest

Japan Bulletin

Place of Publication Manila
Date of Publication Autumn 2013
Publisher Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Japan Bulletin

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 182, no. 22 : November 25, 2013
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Time

Place of Publication HongKong
Date of Publication Vol. 182, no. 23 : December 2, 2013
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Nov 26

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Nov 22

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Multimedia security : watermarking, steganography, and forensics

Editor Frank Y. Shih
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Multimedia Security: Watermarking, Steganography, and Forensics outlines essential principles, technical information, and expert insights on multimedia security technology used to prove that content is authentic and has not been altered. Illustrating the need for improved content security as the Internet and digital multimedia applications rapidly evolve, this book presents a wealth of everyday protection application examples in fields including multimedia mining and classification, digital watermarking, steganography, and digital forensics.

Giving readers an in-depth overview of different aspects of information security mechanisms and methods, this resource also serves as an instructional tool on how to use the fundamental theoretical framework required for the development of extensive advanced techniques. The presentation of several robust algorithms illustrates this framework, helping readers to quickly master and apply fundamental principles.

Presented case studies cover:

  • The execution (and feasibility) of techniques used to discover hidden knowledge by applying multimedia duplicate mining methods to large multimedia content;
  • Different types of image steganographic schemes based on vector quantization;
  • Techniques used to detect changes in human motion behavior and to classify different types of small-group motion behavior.

Useful for students, researchers, and professionals, this book consists of a variety of technical tutorials that offer an abundance of graphs and examples to powerfully convey the principles of multimedia security and steganography. Imparting the extensive experience of the contributors, this approach simplifies problems, helping readers more easily understand even the most complicated theories. It also enables them to uncover novel concepts involved in the implementation of algorithms, which can lead to the discovery of new problems and new means of solving them.


Digital forensics with open source tools

Authors Cory Altheide, Harlan Carvey technical
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Syngress

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of these tools on Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts.

  • Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners ;
  • Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis;
  • Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

The art of multiprocessor programming, Rev. 1st ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Authors Maurice Herlihy, Nir Shavit
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Revised and updated with improvements conceived in parallel programming courses, The Art of Multiprocessor Programming is an authoritative guide to multicore programming. It introduces a higher level set of software development skills than that needed for efficient single-core programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. Students and professionals alike will benefit from thorough coverage of key multiprocessor programming issues.

  • This revised edition incorporates much-demanded updates throughout the book, based on feedback and corrections reported from classrooms since 2008;
  • Learn the fundamentals of programming multiple threads accessing shared memory;
  • Explore mainstream concurrent data structures and the key elements of their design, as well as synchronization techniques from simple locks to transactional memory systems;
  • Visit the companion site and download source code, example Java programs, and materials to support and enhance the learning experience.

Programming the world wide web, 7th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Pearson

For undergraduate students who have completed a course in object-oriented programming.

Programming the World Wide Web provides a comprehensive introduction to the tools and skills required for both client- and server-side programming, teaching students how to develop platform-independent sites using the most current Web development technology. Essential programming exercises are presented using a manageable progression: students begin with a foundational XHTML Web site and employ new languages and technologies to add features as they are discussed in the course. Readers with previous experience programming with an object-oriented language are guided through concepts relating to client-side and server-side programming.


Introduction to programming using Python

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Author Y. Daniel Liang
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Pearson

Introduction to Programming Using Python is intended for use in the introduction to programming course.

Daniel Liang is known for his “fundamentals-first” approach to teaching programming concepts and techniques. “Fundamentals-first” means that students learn fundamental programming concepts like selection statements, loops, and functions, before moving into defining classes. Students learn basic logic and programming concepts before moving into object-oriented programming, and GUI programming.

Another aspect of Introduction to Programming Using Python is that in addition to the typical programming examples that feature games and some math, Liang gives an example or two early in the chapter that uses a simple graphic to engage the students. Rather than asking them to average 10 numbers together, they learn the concepts in the context of a fun example that generates something visually interesting.

Using the graphics examples is optional in this textbook. Turtle graphics can be used in Chapters 1-5 to introduce the fundamentals of programming and Tkinter can be used for developing comprehensive graphical user interfaces and for learning object-oriented programming.


Haskell : the craft of functional programming, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Author Simon Thompson
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Addison Wesley

Introducing functional programming in the Haskell language, this book is written for students and programmers with little or no experience. It emphasizes the process of crafting programmes, problem solving and avoiding common programming pitfalls.

Covering basic functional programming, through abstraction to larger scale programming, students are lead step by step through the basics, before being introduced to more advanced topics.

This edition includes new material on testing and domain-specific languages and a variety of new examples and case studies, including simple games. Existing material has been expanded and re-ordered, so that some concepts – such as simple data types and input/output – are presented at an earlier stage.


Internet & World Wide Web : how to program, 5th ed., International ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Authors Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel, Abbey Deitel
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Pearson Education

For a wide variety of Web Programming, XHTML, and JavaScript courses found in Computer Science, CIS, MIS, IT, Business, Engineering, and Continuing Education departments. Internet and World Wide Web How to Program, 5e introduces students with little or no programming experience to the exciting world of Web-Based applications. The book has been substantially revised to reflect today’s Web 2.0 rich Internet application-development methodologies. A comprehensive book that teaches the fundamentals needed to program on the Internet, this text provides in-depth coverage of introductory programming principles, various markup languages (XHTML, Dynamic HTML and XML), several scripting languages (JavaScript, PHP, Ruby/Ruby on Rails and Perl); AJAX, web services, Web Servers (IIS and Apache) and relational databases (MySQL/Apache Derby/Java DB)–all the skills and tools needed to create dynamic Web-based applications. The text contains comprehensive introductions to ASP.NET and JavaServer Faces (JSF). Hundreds of live-code examples of real applications throughout the book available for download allow readers to run the applications and see and hear the outputs. The book provides instruction on building Ajax-enabled rich Internet applications that enhance the presentation of online content and give web applications the look and feel of desktop applications. The chapter on Web 2.0 and Internet business exposes readers to a wide range of other topics associated with Web 2.0 applications and businesses. After mastering the material in this book, students will be well prepared to build real-world, industrial strength, Web-based applications.


Mathematical foundations of computer networking

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Author Srinivasan Keshav
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Addison-Wesley

“To design future networks that are worthy of society’s trust, we must put the ‘discipline’ of computer networking on a much stronger foundation. This book rises above the considerable minutiae of today’s networking technologies to emphasize the long-standing mathematical underpinnings of the field.”
–Professor Jennifer Rexford, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

“This book is exactly the one I have been waiting for the last couple of years. Recently, I decided most students were already very familiar with the way the net works but were not being taught the fundamentals–the math. This book contains the knowledge for people who will create and understand future communications systems.”
–Professor Jon Crowcroft, The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

The Essential Mathematical Principles Required to Design, Implement, or Evaluate Advanced Computer Networks.

Students, researchers, and professionals in computer networking require a firm conceptual understanding of its foundations. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking provides an intuitive yet rigorous introduction to these essential mathematical principles and techniques.

Assuming a basic grasp of calculus, this book offers sufficient detail to serve as the only reference many readers will need. Each concept is described in four ways: intuitively; using appropriate mathematical notation; with a numerical example carefully chosen for its relevance to networking; and with a numerical exercise for the reader.

The first part of the text presents basic concepts, and the second part introduces four theories in a progression that has been designed to gradually deepen readers’ understanding. Within each part, chapters are as self-contained as possible.

The first part covers probability; statistics; linear algebra; optimization; and signals, systems, and transforms. Topics range from Bayesian networks to hypothesis testing, and eigenvalue computation to Fourier transforms.

These preliminary chapters establish a basis for the four theories covered in the second part of the book: queueing theory, game theory, control theory, and information theory. The second part also demonstrates how mathematical concepts can be applied to issues such as contention for limited resources, and the optimization of network responsiveness, stability, and throughput.


Communication system security

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Authors Lidong Chen, Guang Gong
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

Helping current and future system designers take a more productive approach in the field, Communication System Security shows how to apply security principles to state-of-the-art communication systems. The authors use previous design failures and security flaws to explain common pitfalls in security design.

Divided into four parts, the book begins with the necessary background on practical cryptography primitives. This part describes pseudorandom sequence generators, stream and block ciphers, hash functions, and public-key cryptographic algorithms.

The second part covers security infrastructure support and the main subroutine designs for establishing protected communications. The authors illustrate design principles through network security protocols, including transport layer security (TLS), Internet security protocols (IPsec), the secure shell (SSH), and cellular solutions.

Taking an evolutionary approach to security in today’s telecommunication networks, the third part discusses general access authentication protocols, the protocols used for UMTS/LTE, the protocols specified in IETF, and the wireless-specific protection mechanisms for the air link of UMTS/LTE and IEEE 802.11. It also covers key establishment and authentication in broadcast and multicast scenarios.

Moving on to system security, the last part introduces the principles and practice of a trusted platform for communication devices. The authors detail physical-layer security as well as spread-spectrum techniques for anti-jamming attacks.

With much of the material used by the authors in their courses and drawn from their industry experiences, this book is appropriate for a wide audience, from engineering, computer science, and mathematics students to engineers, designers, and computer scientists. Illustrating security principles with existing protocols, the text helps readers understand the principles and practice of security analysis.


Combinatorics of permutations, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr.Henry Adorna

Author Miklos Bona
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

A Unified Account of Permutations in Modern Combinatorics
A 2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, the first edition of this bestseller was lauded for its detailed yet engaging treatment of permutations. Providing more than enough material for a one-semester course, Combinatorics of Permutations, Second Edition continues to clearly show the usefulness of this subject for both students and researchers and is recommended for undergraduate libraries by the MAA.

Expanded Chapters
Much of the book has been significantly revised and extended. This edition includes a new section on alternating permutations and new material on multivariate applications of the exponential formula. It also discusses several important results in pattern avoidance as well as the concept of asymptotically normal distributions.

New Chapter
An entirely new chapter focuses on three sorting algorithms from molecular biology. This emerging area of combinatorics is known for its easily stated and extremely difficult problems, which sometimes can be solved using deep techniques from seemingly remote branches of mathematics.

Additional Exercises and Problems
All chapters in the second edition have more exercises and problems. Exercises are marked according to level of difficulty and many of the problems encompass results from the last eight years.


Contrast data mining : concepts, algorithms, and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Editors Guozhu Dong and James Bailey
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis

A Fruitful Field for Researching Data Mining Methodology and for Solving Real-Life Problems
Contrast Data Mining: Concepts, Algorithms, and Applications collects recent results from this specialized area of data mining that have previously been scattered in the literature, making them more accessible to researchers and developers in data mining and other fields. The book not only presents concepts and techniques for contrast data mining, but also explores the use of contrast mining to solve challenging problems in various scientific, medical, and business domains.

Learn from Real Case Studies of Contrast Mining Applications
In this volume, researchers from around the world specializing in architecture engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, medicine, and systems engineering focus on the mining and use of contrast patterns. They demonstrate many useful and powerful capabilities of a variety of contrast mining techniques and algorithms, including tree-based structures, zero-suppressed binary decision diagrams, data cube representations, and clustering algorithms. They also examine how contrast mining is used in leukemia characterization, discriminative gene transfer and microarray analysis, computational toxicology, spatial and image data classification, voting analysis, heart disease prediction, crime analysis, understanding customer behavior, genetic algorithms, and network security.


A concise introduction to programming in Python

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Author Mark J. Johnson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

Suitable for newcomers to computer science, A Concise Introduction to Programming in Python provides a succinct, yet complete, first course in computer science using the Python programming language.

The book features:

  • Short, modular chapters with brief and precise explanations, intended for one class period;
  • Early introduction of basic procedural constructs such as functions, selection, and repetition, allowing them to be used throughout the course;
  • Objects are introduced in the middle of the course, and class design comes toward the end;
  • Examples, exercises, and projects from a wide range of application domains, including biology, physics, images, sound, mathematics, games, and textual analysis;
  • No external libraries are required, simplifying the book’s use in common lab spaces.

Each chapter introduces a main idea through a concrete example and a series of exercises. Designed to teach programming in a concise, yet comprehensive way, this book provides a timely introduction for students and anyone interested in learning Python.


Cloud computing : data-intensive computing and scheduling

Recommending faculty: Prof. Dr. Susan Festin

Authors Frederic Magoules, Jie Pan, Fei Teng
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher CRC Press

As more and more data is generated at a faster-than-ever rate, processing large volumes of data is becoming a challenge for data analysis software. Addressing performance issues, Cloud Computing: Data-Intensive Computing and Scheduling explores the evolution of classical techniques and describes completely new methods and innovative algorithms. The book delineates many concepts, models, methods, algorithms, and software used in cloud computing.

After a general introduction to the field, the text covers resource management, including scheduling algorithms for real-time tasks and practical algorithms for user bidding and auctioneer pricing. It next explains approaches to data analytical query processing, including pre-computing, data indexing, and data partitioning. Applications of MapReduce, a new parallel programming model, are then presented. The authors also discuss how to optimize multiple group-by query processing and introduce a MapReduce real-time scheduling algorithm.

A useful reference for studying and using MapReduce and cloud computing platforms, this book presents various technologies that demonstrate how cloud computing can meet business requirements and serve as the infrastructure of multidimensional data analysis applications.


Smart grid infrastructure & networking

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Krzysztof Iniewski
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A complete guide to smart grid networking and communications for energy engineers.

With contributions from more than 30 experts, Smart Grid Infrastructure & Networking describes cutting-edge technologies for connecting the electrical power infrastructure to modern, computerized communications networks. The book offers essential information on standardization, applications, protocols, automation, architecture, and management. Key topics such as bidirectional communication, automation, renewable energy integration, wireless sensor networks, and more are discussed in this practical, comprehensive resource.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:
* Demand-side energy management * The modernization of distribution automation featuring intelligent FDIR and volt-var optimization Advanced asset management * Wide-area early warning systems * The integration of renewable energy sources into smart grids * The microgrid in the electric system transformation * Enhancing the integration of renewables in radial distribution networks through smart links * Voltage-based control of DG units and active loads in smart microgrids * Electric vehicles in a smart grid environment * Low-voltage, DC grid–powered LED lighting system with smart ambient sensor control for energy conservation in green building * Multiple distributed smart microgrids with a self-autonomous, energy harvesting wireless sensor network * Wireless sensor networks for consumer applications in the smart grid * ZigBee-based wireless monitoring and control system for smart grids.


Electric power systems, 5th ed.

Authors B.M. Weedy … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The definitive textbook for Power Systems students, providing a grounding in essential power system theory while also focusing on practical power engineering applications.

Electric Power Systems has been an essential book in power systems engineering for over thirty years. Bringing the content firmly up-to-date whilst still retaining the flavour of Weedy’s extremely popular original, this Fifth Edition has been revised by experts Nick Jenkins, Janaka Ekanayake and Goran Strbac. This wide-ranging text still covers all of the fundamental power systems subjects but is now expanded to cover increasingly important topics like climate change and renewable power generation. Updated material includes an analysis of today’s markets and an examination of the current economic state of power generation. The physical limits of power systems equipment – currently being tested by the huge demand for power – is explored, and greater attention is paid to power electronics, voltage source and power system components, amongst a host of other updates and revisions.

  • Supplies an updated chapter on power system economics and management issues and extended coverage of power system components. Also expanded information on power electronics and voltage source, including VSC HVDC and FACTS.
  • Updated to take into account the challenges posed by different world markets, and pays greater attention to up-to-date renewable power generation methods such as wind power.
  • Includes modernized presentation and greater use of examples to appeal to today’s students, also retains the end of chapter questions to assist with the learning process. Also shows students how to apply calculation techniques.

Nov 18

RESERVE BOOKS


RF microelectronics,2nd ed., International ed.

Author Behzad Razavi
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Pearson Education

The Acclaimed RF Microelectronics Best-Seller, Expanded and Updated for the Newest Architectures, Circuits, and Devices Wireless communication has become almost as ubiquitous as electricity, but RF design continues to challenge engineers and researchers. In the 15 years since the first edition of this classic text, the demand for higher performance has led to an explosive growth of RF design techniques. In RF Microelectronics, Second Edition, Behzad Razavi systematically teaches the fundamentals as well as the state-of-the-art developments in the analysis and design of RF circuits and transceivers. Razavi has written the second edition to reflect today’s RF microelectronics, covering key topics in far greater detail. At nearly three times the length of the first edition, the second edition is an indispensable tome for both students and practicing engineers. With his lucid prose, Razavi now *Offers a stronger tutorial focus along with hundreds of examples and problems*Teaches design as well as analysis with the aid of step-by-step design procedures and a chapter dedicated to the design of a dual-band WiFi transceiver*Describes new design paradigms and analysis techniques for circuits such as low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and frequency dividers This edition’s extensive coverage includes brand new chapters on mixers, passive devices, integer-N synthesizers, and fractional-N synthesizers. Razavi’s teachings culminate in a new chapter that begins with WiFi’s radio specifications and, step by step, designs the transceiver at the transistor level. Coverage includes *Core RF principles, including noise and nonlinearity, with ties to analog design, microwave theory, and communication systems *An intuitive treatment of modulation theory and wireless standards from the standpoint of the RF IC designer*Transceiver architectures such as heterodyne, sliding-IF, directconversion, image-reject, and low-IF topologies.* Low-noise amplifiers, including cascode common-gate and commonsource topologies, noise-cancelling schemes, and reactance-cancelling configurations*Passive and active mixers, including their gain and noise analysis and new mixer topologies *Voltage-controlled oscillators, phase noise mechanisms, and various VCO topologies dealing with noisepower-tuning trade-offs*All-new coverage of passive devices, such as integrated inductors, MOS varactors, and transformers*A chapter on the analysis and design of phase-locked loops with emphasis on low phase noise and low spur levels*Two chapters on integer-N and fractional-N synthesizers, including the design of frequency dividers*Power amplifier principles and circuit topologies along with transmitter architectures, such as polar modulation and outphasing.


Analog integrated circuit design, 2nd ed.

Authors Tony Chan Carusone, David A. Johns, Kenneth W. Martin
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The 2nd Edition of Analog Integrated Circuit Design focuses on more coverage about several types of circuits that have increased in importance in the past decade. Furthermore, the text is enhanced with material on CMOS IC device modeling, updated processing layout and expanded coverage to reflect technical innovations. CMOS devices and circuits have more influence in this edition as well as a reduced amount of text on BiCMOS and bipolar information. New chapters include topics on frequency response of analog ICs and basic theory of feedback amplifiers.


Analog integrated circuit design, 2nd ed., International student ed.

Authors Tony Chan Carusone, David A. Johns, Kenneth W. Martin
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

The 2nd Edition of Analog Integrated Circuit Design focuses on more coverage about several types of circuits that have increased in importance in the past decade. Furthermore, the text is enhanced with material on CMOS IC device modeling, updated processing layout and expanded coverage to reflect technical innovations. CMOS devices and circuits have more influence in this edition as well as a reduced amount of text on BiCMOS and bipolar information. New chapters include topics on frequency response of analog ICs and basic theory of feedback amplifiers.


RF circuit design,2nd ed. .

Author Richard Chi Hsi Li
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Summarizes the schemes and technologies in RF circuit design, describes the basic parameters of an RF system and the fundamentals of RF system design, and presents an introduction of the individual RF circuit block design.

Forming the backbone of today’s mobile and satellite communications networks, radio frequency (RF) components and circuits are incorporated into everything that transmits or receives a radio wave, such as mobile phones, radio, WiFi, and walkie talkies. RF Circuit Design, Second Edition immerses practicing and aspiring industry professionals in the complex world of RF design.

Completely restructured and reorganized with new content, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and an appendix, the book presents integral information in three complete sections:

  • Part One explains the different methodologies between RF and digital circuit design and covers voltage and power transportation, impedance matching in narrow-band case and wide-band case, gain of a raw device, measurement, and grounding. It also goes over equipotentiality and current coupling on ground surface, as well as layout and packaging, manufacturability of product design, and radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC);
  • TPart Two includes content on the main parameters and system analysis in RF circuit design, the fundamentals of differential pair and common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR), Balun, and system-on-a-chip (SOC);
  • Part Three covers low-noise amplifier (LNA), power amplifier (PA), voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), mixers, and tunable filters.

RF Circuit Design, Second Edition is an ideal book for engineers and managers who work in RF circuit design and for courses in electrical or electronic engineering.


CMOS : circuit design, layout, and simulation, 3rd ed.

Author R. Jacob Baker
Place of Publication Piscataway, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

The Third Edition of CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation continues to cover the practical design of both analog and digital integrated circuits, offering a vital, contemporary view of a wide range of analog/digital circuit blocks including: phase-locked-loops, delta-sigma sensing circuits, voltage/current references, op-amps, the design of data converters, and much more. Regardless of one’s integrated circuit (IC) design skill level, this book allows readers to experience both the theory behind, and the hands-on implementation of, complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) IC design via detailed derivations, discussions, and hundreds of design, layout, and simulation examples.


Electronic devices and circuit theory, 11th ed.

Authors Robert L. Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, Eleventh Edition, offers a complete, comprehensive survey, focusing on all the essentials you will need to succeed on the job. Setting the standard for nearly 30 years, this highly accurate text is supported by strong pedagogy and content that is ideal for new students of this rapidly changing field. The colorful layout with ample photographs and examples helps you better understand important topics. This text is an excellent reference work for anyone involved with electronic devices and other circuitry applications, such as electrical and technical engineers.


Electromagnetic transients in power systems, 2nd ed.

Author Pritindra Chowdhuri
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher PHI Learning

This book is suitable for courses in power system transients offered to undergraduate students of electrical engineering, and for postgraduate students specializing in power engineering. It would also be useful to research scholars and practising power engineers. The protection of electrical systems against electromagnetic transients caused by lightning and switching surges is especially difficult because of the unpredictability of the transients and the complexity of their interaction with the electrical system. To make the electrical systems reliable, it is a must to understand the basic theories of the generation and propagation of electromagnetic transients and the principles of protection against these transients. This book provides comprehensive coverage of these theories and principles in their state-of-the-art form. It includes many important topics, such as powersystem grounding, lightning-induced voltage on power lines and the effects of transients on lowvoltage systems. The book also discusses dynamic overvoltages that strongly influence the design of protection against transient overvoltages. This book offers many worked examples to illustrate the various topics discussed. Many of them are drawn from the author’s own personal experience while working in the industry. The text also includes several chapter-end problems to test students’ ability to comprehend the concepts.


Digital and analog communication systems, 8th ed.

Author Leon W. Couch, II
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Pearson

For junior- to senior-level introductory communication systems courses for undergraduates, or an introductory graduate course. A useful resource for electrical engineers.

This revision of Couch’s authoritative text provides the latest treatment of digital communication systems. The author balances coverage of both digital and analog communication systems, with an emphasis on design. Readers will gain a working knowledge of both classical mathematical and personal computer methods to analyze, design, and simulate modern communication systems. MATLAB is integrated throughout.


Modern control systems, 12th ed.

Authors Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

Modern Control Systems, 12e, is ideal for an introductory undergraduate course in control systems for engineering students.

Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, this text is organized around the concept of control systems theory as it has been developed in the frequency and time domains. It provides coverage of classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots. It also covers modern control methods based on state variable models including pole placement design techniques with full-state feedback controllers and full-state observers. Many examples throughout give students ample opportunity to apply the theory to the design and analysis of control systems. Incorporates computer-aided design and analysis using MATLAB and LabVIEW MathScript.


Speech and audio signal processing : processing and perception of speech and music, 2nd ed.

Authors Ben Gold, Nelson Morgan, Dan Ellis with contributions from Hervel Bourlard … [et al.]
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

 

When Speech and Audio Signal Processing published in 1999, it stood out from its competition in its breadth of coverage and its accessible, intutiont-based style. This book was aimed at individual students and engineers excited about the broad span of audio processing and curious to understand the available techniques. Since then, with the advent of the iPod in 2001, the field of digital audio and music has exploded, leading to a much greater interest in the technical aspects of audio processing.

This Second Edition will update and revise the original book to augment it with new material describing both the enabling technologies of digital music distribution (most significantly the MP3) and a range of exciting new research areas in automatic music content processing (such as automatic transcription, music similarity, etc.) that have emerged in the past five years, driven by the digital music revolution.

New chapter topics include:

  • Psychoacoustic Audio Coding, describing MP3 and related audio coding schemes based on psychoacoustic masking of quantization noise;
  • Music Transcription, including automatically deriving notes, beats, and chords from music signals;
  • Music Information Retrieval, primarily focusing on audio-based genre classification, artist/style identification, and similarity estimation;
  • SAudio Source Separation, including multi-microphone beamforming, blind source separation, and the perception-inspired techniques usually referred to as Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA).

Microwave engineering, 4th ed.

Author David M. Pozar
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Pozar’s new edition of Microwave Engineering includes more material on active circuits, noise, nonlinear effects, and wireless systems. Chapters on noise and nonlinear distortion, and active devices have been added along with the coverage of noise and more material on intermodulation distortion and related nonlinear effects. On active devices, there’s more updated material on bipolar junction and field effect transistors.

New and updated material on wireless communications systems, including link budget, link margin, digital modulation methods, and bit error rates is also part of the new edition. Other new material includes a section on transients on transmission lines, the theory of power waves, a discussion of higher order modes and frequency effects for microstrip line, and a discussion of how to determine unloaded.


Switching power supply design, 3rd ed.

Authors Abraham I. Pressman, Keith Billings, Taylor Morey
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The World’s #1 Guide to Power Supply Design Now Updated!

Recognized worldwide as the definitive guide to power supply design for over 25 years, Switching Power Supply Design has been updated to cover the latest innovations in technology, materials, and components. This Third Edition presents the basic principles of the most commonly used topologies, providing you with the essential information required to design cutting-edge power supplies. Using a tutorial, how-and-why approach, this expert resource is filled with design examples, equations, and charts. The Third Edition of Switching Power Supply Design features:

  • Designs for many of the most useful switching power supply topologies;
  • The core principles required to solve day-to-day design problems;
  • A strong focus on the essential basics of transformer and magnetics design;
  • New to this edition: a full chapter on choke design and optimum drive conditions for modern fast IGBTs.

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Fundamental Switching Regulators * Push-Pull and Forward Converter Topologies * Half- and Full-Bridge Converter Topologies * Flyback Converter Topologies * Current-Mode and Current-Fed Topologies * Miscellaneous Topologies * Transformer and Magnetics Design * High-Frequency Choke Design * Optimum Drive Conditions for Bipolar Power Transistors, MOSFETs, Power Transistors, and IGBTs * Drive Circuits for Magnetic Amplifiers * Postregulators * Turn-on, Turn-off Switching Losses and Low Loss Snubbers * Feedback-Loop Stabilization * Resonant Converter Waveforms * Power Factor and Power Factor Correction * High-Frequency Power Sources for Fluorescent Lamps, and Low-Input-Voltage Regulators for Laptop Computers and Portable Equipment.


Power system analysis, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel C. Orillaza(EM 10, EM 197)

Author Hadi Saadat
Place of Publication [United States]
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher PSA Pub.

Power System Analysis Third Edition is designed for senior undergraduate or graduate electrical engineering students studying power system analysis and design. The book gives readers a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of power system analysis and their applications to real-world problems. MATLAB and SIMULINK, ideal for power system analysis, are integrated into the text, which enables students to confidently apply the analysis to the solution of large power systems with ease. In the third edition, Chapter 1 is revised comprehensively to include energy resources and their environmental impacts. It covers various fossil-fuel power plants as well as all modern power plants using renewable energy sources. Also, this chapter includes discussion of the emergence of the smart grid and the role of power electronics in modern power systems.


Introduction to autonomous mobile robots, 2nd ed.

Authors Roland Siegwart, Illah R. Nourbakhsh, and Davide Scaramuzza
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher MIT Press

Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission’s teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive layers the field comprises. The text focuses on mobility itself, offering an overview of the mechanisms that allow a mobile robot to move through a real world environment to perform its tasks, including locomotion, sensing, localization, and motion planning. It synthesizes material from such fields as kinematics, control theory, signal analysis, computer vision, information theory, artificial intelligence, and probability theory. The book presents the techniques and technology that enable mobility in a series of interacting modules. Each chapter treats a different aspect of mobility, as the book moves from low-level to high-level details. It covers all aspects of mobile robotics, including software and hardware design considerations, related technologies, and algorithmic techniques.] This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, with 130 pages of new material on such topics as locomotion, perception, localization, and planning and navigation. Problem sets have been added at the end of each chapter. Bringing together all aspects of mobile robotics into one volume, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots can serve as a textbook or a working tool for beginning practitioners.

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Philippine Engineering Journal

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 34, no. 2 : December 2013
Publisher National Engineering Center

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Ergonoma Journal

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Date of Publication October-November-December 2013
Publisher AMT Europe

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