Dec 16

ADVISORY: The UP College of Engineering Library will be CLOSED for the Season Break: December 18, 2013 to January 1, 2014. Thus you may borrow books (Circulation and Reserve books) and take them home by 5pm today, Monday 16th of December until December 17, 2013 until 10am. Just make sure you reserve them online.

Library Services will resume on the 6th of January 2014!

Be sure to return RESERVED books before 9am of January 6, 2014 to avoid paying fines.

Have a fruitful Holidays!

Dec 10

RESERVE BOOKS


Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, 10th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold M. Aquino (ES 12)

Authors Ferdinand P. Beer, Russel E. Johnston Jr., Phillip J. Cornwell.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (Asia)

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the tenth edition of Beer, Johnston, Mazurek, and Cornwell’s Vector Mechanics for Engineers provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets and online delivery of homework problems to your students. Nearly forty percent of the problems in the text are changed from the previous edition.

The Beer/Johnston textbooks introduced significant pedagogical innovations into engineering mechanics teaching. The consistent, accurate problem-solving methodology gives your students the best opportunity to learn statics and dynamics. At the same time, the careful presentation of content, unmatched levels of accuracy, and attention to detail have made these texts the standard for excellence.


Vector mechanics for engineers : statics, 10th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold M. Aquino (ES 11)

Authors Ferdinand P. Beer, Russel E. Johnston Jr., Phillip J. Cornwell.
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the tenth edition of Beer, Johnston, Mazurek, and Cornwell’s Vector Mechanics for Engineers provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets and online delivery of homework problems to your students. Nearly forty percent of the problems in the text are changed from the previous edition.

The Beer/Johnston textbooks introduced significant pedagogical innovations into engineering mechanics teaching. The consistent, accurate problem-solving methodology gives your students the best opportunity to learn statics and dynamics. At the same time, the careful presentation of content, unmatched levels of accuracy, and attention to detail have made these texts the standard for excellence.


Mechanics of Materials, 6th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold M. Aquino (ES 13)

Authors Ferdinand P. Beer [et.al]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
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.


Dec 6

RESERVE BOOKS


Electronic devices : conventional current version, 9th ed.

Author Thomas L. Floyd
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

Electronic Devices (CONVENTIONAL CURRENT VERSION) , Ninth Edition, provides a solid foundation in basic analog electronics and a thorough introduction to analog integrated circuits and programmable devices. The text identifies the circuits and components within a system, helping students see how the circuit relates to the overall system function. Full-color photos and illustrations and easy-to-follow worked examples support the text’s strong emphasis on real-world application and troubleshooting. Updated throughout, the ninth edition features new GreenTech Applications and a new chapter, “Basic Programming Concepts for Automated Testing.”


Electrical wiring : commercial, 14th ed.

Authors Ray C. Mullin and Phil Simmons
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL, 14E has been extensively revised for the 2011 National Electrical Code. Full-color drawings and product photographs illustrate difficult concepts of the Code to increase the reader’s understanding of the application in the wiring process. There is an emphasis on “going green” with electrical design and installation. To provide further practice, updated back of the book blueprints include plans that incorporate handicapped accessibility in commercial structures. For planning a commercial space there are panel board worksheets, load calculation forms, and panel board schedules provided for each of five tenant spaces plus the owner’s space. Expanded coverage on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrates an emphasis on safety throughout.


Electrical wiring : residential, 17th ed.

Authors Ray C. Mullin and Phil Simmons
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes. This book uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today’s important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, you can feel confident you are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC regulations.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Design of integrated circuits for optical communications, 2nd ed.

Authors Behzad Razavi
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The only book on integrated circuits for optical communications that fully covers High-Speed IOs, PLLs, CDRs, and transceiver design including optical communication.

The increasing demand for high-speed transport of data has revitalized optical communications, leading to extensive work on high-speed device and circuit design. With the proliferation of the Internet and the rise in the speed of microprocessors and memories, the transport of data continues to be the bottleneck, motivating work on faster communication channels.

Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications, Second Edition deals with the design of high-speed integrated circuits for optical communication transceivers.

Building upon a detailed understanding of optical devices, the book describes the analysis and design of critical building blocks, such as transimpedance and limiting amplifiers, laser drivers, phase-locked loops, oscillators, clock and data recovery circuits, and multiplexers.

The Second Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with:

  • A tutorial treatment of broadband circuits for both students and engineers
  • New and unique information dealing with clock and data recovery circuits and multiplexers
  • A chapter dedicated to burst-mode optical communications
  • A detailed study of new circuit developments for optical transceivers
  • An examination of recent implementations in CMOS technology

This text is ideal for senior graduate students and engineers involved in high-speed circuit design for optical communications, as well as the more general field of wireline communications.


Probability and statistics : for engineering and the computing sciences

Author J. Susan Milton, Jesse C. Arnold and Liu Kwong Ip
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (Asia)

This text contains probability, statistical inference, analysis of variance and regression analysis, stressing throughout the relevance of statistical methods to the real world. The new edition features expanded material on statistical quality control and the exercises have been broadened to include real data analysis.


Material strategies in digital fabrication

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Jude Laurito

Author Christopher Beorkrem
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (Asia)

Author Christopher Beorkrem shows how material performance drives the digital fabrication process and determines technique. He has recreated and dissected thirty-six of the most progressive works of architecture of the last few years, with perspectives from the designers so that you can learn from the successes and failures of each project. Including step-by-step diagrams and using consistent language and the simplest construction techniques, he identifies the important characteristics of each material, including connection types, relative costs, deformation, color, texture, finish, dimensional properties, durability, and weathering and waterproofing to link the design outcomes to form. The book is divided into five parts by material – wood, metal, concrete, hybrids, and recycled – to help you reference construction techniques for the fabrication machines you have on-hand.


Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) for metals : using multiscale modeling to invigorate engineering design with science

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Mark F. Horstemeyer
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley-TMS

State-of-the-technology tools for designing, optimizing, and manufacturing new materials.

Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) uses computational materials science tools within a holistic system in order to accelerate materials development, improve design optimization, and unify design and manufacturing. Increasingly, ICME is the preferred paradigm for design, development, and manufacturing of structural products.

Written by one of the world’s leading ICME experts, this text delivers a comprehensive, practical introduction to the field, guiding readers through multiscale materials processing modeling and simulation with easy-to-follow explanations and examples. Following an introductory chapter exploring the core concepts and the various disciplines that have contributed to the development of ICME, the text covers the following important topics with their associated length scale bridging methodologies:

  • Macroscale continuum internal state variable plasticity and damage theory and multistage fatigue
  • Mesoscale analysis: continuum theory methods with discrete features and methods
  • Discrete dislocation dynamics simulations
  • Atomistic modeling methods
  • Electronics structures calculations

Next, the author provides three chapters dedicated to detailed case studies, including “From Atoms to Autos: A Redesign of a Cadillac Control Arm,” that show how the principles and methods of ICME work in practice. The final chapter examines the future of ICME, forecasting the development of new materials and engineering structures with the help of a cyberinfrastructure that has been recently established.

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals is recommended for both students and professionals in engineering and materials science, providing them with new state-of-the-technology tools for selecting, designing, optimizing, and manufacturing new materials. Instructors who adopt this text for coursework can take advantage of PowerPoint lecture notes, a questions and solutions manual, and tutorials to guide students through the models and codes discussed in the text.


Sediments contamination and sustainable remediation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Authors Catherine Mulligan, Masaharu Fukue and Yoshio Sato
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher IWA Pub. Boca Raton : CRC Press

Although valuable resources in river basins and other aqueous environments, sediments often receive much less attention from researchers, policymakers, and other professionals than other components of the ecosystem. Until now. Highlighting the important role that sediments play in the geoenvironment, Sediments Contamination and Sustainable Remediation focuses on sediment management for the purpose of environmental cleanup or management. It provides the in-depth understanding of the sediment-water environment needed to develop better management practices and meet sustainability requirements.

The book discusses the contamination of sediments resulting from discharge of pollutants, excessive nutrients, and other hazardous substances from anthropogenic activities. It examines impacts observed as a result of these discharges, including the presence of hazardous materials and eutrophication, and elucidates the remediation techniques developed to restore the health of sediments and how to evaluate the remediation technologies using indicators. The text explores the problems inherent in dealing with contaminated sediments in rivers, lakes, and estuaries and includes numerous case studies that illustrate key concepts.

The authors provide wide-ranging coverage of the topic and include methods for evaluating the effectiveness of different remediation technologies. They make the case for the development and application of innovative management practices that create long-term solutions to sediment contamination to reduce natural resource depletion, continued landfill contamination, and diminished biodiversity in the aquatic geoenvironment.


Thermoelectrics and its energy harvesting, v.1:Materials, preparation, and characterization in thermoelectrics

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Jude Laurito

Editor D.M. Rowe
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

This book includes updated theoretical considerations which provide an insight into avenues of research most likely to result in further improvements in material performance. It details the latest techniques for the preparation of thermoelectric materials employed in energy harvesting, together with advances in the thermoelectric characterisation of nanoscale material. The book reviews the use of neutron beams to investigate phonons, whose behaviour govern the lattice thermal conductivity and includes a chapter on patents.


Thermoelectrics and its energy harvesting, v.2-Modules, systems, and applications in thermoelectrics

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Jude Laurito

Editor D.M. Rowe
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

Comprising two volumes, Thermoelectrics and Its Energy Harvesting reviews the dramatic improvements in technology and application of thermoelectric energy with a specific intention to reduce and reuse waste heat and improve novel techniques for the efficient acquisition and use of energy. This volume, Modules, Systems and Applications in Thermoelectrics, discusses the practical, novel, and truly groundbreaking applications of thermoelectrics in a range of markets.

The book details the U.S. interest in alternative energy and energy harvesting, specifically, the current efforts to use thermoelectric generators (TGs) to reduce emissions. Internationally, it expounds on the strong interest in Japan, Korea and Europe to incorporate TGs in cars to reduce fuel consumption and meet EU carbon dioxide emission targets; the European plans to build an isotopic powered thermoelectric generator; and India’s use of TG s in converting hot water from steel mills into electricity.


Digital signal processing laboratory : LabVIEW-based FPGA implementation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Edwin Umali

Authors Nasser Kehtarnavaz and Sidharth Mahotra
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Brown Walker Press

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are increasingly becoming the platform of choice to implement DSP algorithms. This book is designed to allow DSP students or DSP engineers to achieve FPGA implementation of DSP algorithms in a one-semester DSP laboratory course or in a short design cycle time based on the LabVIEW FPGA Module. Features: – The first DSP laboratory book that uses the FPGA platform instead of the DSP platform for implementation of DSP algorithms – Incorporating introductions to LabVIEW and VHDL – Lab experiments covering FPGA implementation of basic DSP topics including convolution, digital filtering, fixed-point data representation, adaptive filtering, frequency domain processing – Hardware FPGA implementation applications including wavelet transform, software-defined radio, and MP3 player – Website providing downloadable LabVIEW FPGA codes.


Dec 5

REFERENCE BOOKS


Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Leonard L. Grigsby
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides convenient access to detailed information on a diverse array of power engineering topics. Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • Electric power generation: nonconventional methods
  • Electric power generation: conventional methods
  • Transmission system
  • Distribution system
  • Electric power utilization
  • Power quality

L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Saifur Rahman, Rama Ramakumar, George Karady, Bill Kersting, Andrew Hanson, and Mark Halpin present substantially new and revised material, giving readers up-to-date information on core areas. These include advanced energy technologies, distributed utilities, load characterization and modeling, and power quality issues such as power system harmonics, voltage sags, and power quality monitoring.

With six new and 16 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material.

New chapters cover:

  • Water
  • Transmission Line Reliability Methods
  • High Voltage Direct Current Transmission System
  • Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conduction
  • Distribution Short-Circuit Protection
  • Linear Electric Motors

Electric power transformer engineering, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor James H. Harlow
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor&Francis

Electric Power Transformer Engineering, Third Edition expounds the latest information and developments to engineers who are familiar with basic principles and applications, perhaps including a hands-on working knowledge of power transformers. Targeting all from the merely curious to seasoned professionals and acknowledged experts, its content is structured to enable readers to easily access essential material in order to appreciate the many facets of an electric power transformer.

Topically structured in three parts, the book:

  • Illustrates for electrical engineers the relevant theories and principles (concepts and mathematics) of power transformers
  • Devotes complete chapters to each of 10 particular embodiments of power transformers, including power, distribution, phase-shifting, rectifier, dry-type, and instrument transformers, as well as step-voltage regulators, constant-voltage transformers, transformers for wind turbine generators and photovoltaic applications, and reactors
  • Addresses 14 ancillary topics including insulation, bushings, load tap changers, thermal performance, testing, protection, audible sound, failure analysis, installation and maintenance and more

As with the other books in the series, this one supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material. Important chapters have been retained from the second edition; most have been significantly expanded and updated for this third installment. Each chapter is replete with photographs, equations, and tabular data, and this edition includes a new chapter on transformers for use with wind turbine generators and distributed photovoltaic arrays. Jim Harlow and his esteemed group of contributors offer a glimpse into the enthusiastic community of power transformer engineers responsible for this outstanding and best-selling work.

Watch James H. Harlow’s talk about his book:

  • Part One: http://youtu.be/fZNe9L4cux0
  • Part Two: http://youtu.be/y9ULZ9IM0jE
  • Part Three: http://youtu.be/nqWMjK7Z_dg

Electric power substations engineering, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor John D. McDonald
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

The use of electric power substations in generation, transmission, and distribution remains one of the most challenging and exciting areas of electric power engineering. Recent technological developments have had a tremendous impact on all aspects of substation design and operation. With 80% of its chapters completely revised and two brand-new chapters on energy storage and Smart Grids, Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition provides an extensive updated overview of substations, serving as a reference and guide for both industry and academia. Contributors have written each chapter with detailed design information for electric power engineering professionals and other engineering professionals (e.g., mechanical, civil) who want an overview or specific information on this challenging and important area.

This book:

  • Emphasizes the practical application of the technology
  • Includes extensive use of graphics and photographs to visually convey the book’s concepts
  • Provides applicable IEEE industry standards in each chapter
  • Is written by industry experts who have an average of 25 to 30 years of industry experience
  • Presents a new chapter addressing the key role of the substation in Smart Grids

Editor John McDonald and this very impressive group of contributors cover all aspects of substations, from the initial concept through design, automation, and operation. The book’s chapters—which delve into physical and cyber-security, commissioning, and energy storage—are written as tutorials and provide references for further reading and study.

As with the other volumes in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook series, this book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material. Several chapter authors are members of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Substations Committee and are the actual experts who are developing the standards that govern all aspects of substations. As a result, this book contains the most recent technological developments in industry practice and standards.


Power systems, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Leonard L. Grigsby
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

Power Systems, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) covers all aspects of power system protection, dynamics, stability, operation, and control. Under the editorial guidance of L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Andrew Hanson, Pritindra Chowdhuri, Gerry Sheblé, and Mark Nelms, this carefully crafted reference includes substantial new and revised contributions from worldwide leaders in the field. This content provides convenient access to overviews and detailed information on a diverse array of topics.

Concepts covered include:

  • Power system analysis and simulation
  • Power system transients
  • Power system planning (reliability)
  • Power electronics

Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. New sections present developments in small-signal stability and power system oscillations, as well as power system stability controls and dynamic modeling of power systems.

With five new and 10 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material.

New chapters cover:

  • Symmetrical Components for Power System Analysis
  • Transient Recovery Voltage
  • Engineering Principles of Electricity Pricing
  • Business Essentials
  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy

Power system stability and control, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Leonard L. Grigsby
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis

With contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, Power System Stability and Control, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) updates coverage of recent developments and rapid technological growth in essential aspects of power systems. Edited by L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Miroslav Begovic, Prabha Kundur, and Bruce Wollenberg, this reference presents substantially new and revised content.

Topics covered include:

  • Power System Protection
  • Power System Dynamics and Stability
  • Power System Operation and Control

This book provides a simplified overview of advances in international standards, practices, and technologies, such as small signal stability and power system oscillations, power system stability controls, and dynamic modeling of power systems. This resource will help readers achieve safe, economical, high-quality power delivery in a dynamic and demanding environment.

With five new and 10 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material.

New chapters cover:

  • Systems Aspects of Large Blackouts
  • Wide-Area Monitoring and Situational Awareness
  • Assessment of Power System Stability and Dynamic Security Performance
  • Wind Power Integration in Power Systems
  • FACTS Devices

Wiley encyclopedia of composites, 2nd ed.:5 vol. set

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editors Luigi Nicolais &Assunta Borzacchiello
Founding Editor Stuart M. Lee
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Rev. ed. of International encyclopedia of compositesStuart M. Lee, editor. c1990-c1991

Written by prominent international experts from industry and academia, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites, Second Edition presents over 260 new and revised articles addressing the new technological advances in properties, processing, formulation, design, analysis, evaluation, manufacture, testing, and reliability of composites. The entire range of industrial applications of composites is covered. The Encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for researchers in both library and professional settings and provides information about composite materials and related processing technologies.