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Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 183, no. 9 : March 10, 2014
Publisher Time Asia

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Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 183, no. 10 : March 17, 2014
Publisher Time Asia

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Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 183, no. 11 : March 24, 2014
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 183, no. 12 : March 31, 2014
Publisher Time Asia

Time

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication January 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication February 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication March 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication January 2014
Publisher National Geographic Society

National Geographic

Axiom Innovations

Place of Publication Germany
Date of Publication December 2013
Publisher Siemens Healthcare

Axiom Innovations

Mar 29

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Mar 22

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Find the bug : a book of incorrect programs
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Adam Barr
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Finding bugs and understanding what is really happening within code is a lostart. Only truly good programmers are able to emulate the processor in theirown mind (e.g. read the code and understand how it might work without goingto the trouble of running it). Adam Barr wonders how programmers aresupposed to build better programs if they do not know what is going on incode. The true pursuit of most software programmers is not creatingapplications from scratch; the reality of their day-to-day work is that theyusually have to deal with inherited code. This code, likely written by someoneelse, must be optimized, tweaked, and improved. Therefore, programmers whoare adept at reading, understanding, and improving code are in hot demand.These skills are drawn to the forefront with the help of this new book.This book is language-independent. The author borrows from his extensiveexperience at Microsoft Corporation and as an independent consultant to showhow programming skills can be honed by going through the exercise of findingthe bugs in existing code. By teaching programmers how to troubleshoot, it isthe author’s belief that programmers will learn how to think like a programmer,and ultimately produce better software in a more timely fashion.


Essential Windows phone 7.5 : application development with Silverlight
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Shawn Wildermuth
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education

Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps.

After introducing the latest version of Windows Phone, Shawn Wildermuth dives directly into the essentials, emphasizing best-practice examples and illustrating with code. You’ll build a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques.

From planning and design through application delivery, Shawn Wildermuth guides you through the entire mobile development lifecycle, showing how to make the most of Windows Phone 7.5’s most important new capabilities. Whether you’re a .NET or Silverlight developer going mobile, or an experienced mobile developer moving to Windows Phone, Essential Windows Phone 7.5 delivers all the skills you’ll need.

Coverage includes

  • Leveraging Microsoft’s breakthrough Metro design language
  • Using phone features such as email, calling, search, Web browsing, and the camera
  • Designing the look and feel of your user interface with XAML
  • Interacting with users via Panorama, Pivot, and other controls
  • Mastering the new Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone 7.5
  • Choosing the right application paradigm and functionality for your specific app
  • Incorporating touch, vibration, motion, and sound into your interfaces
  • Working with Windows Phone 7.5’s unique hubs and tiles
  • Building location-based services that work with the phone’s GPS
  • Storing data in Isolated Storage or Windows Phone 7.5’s database support
  • Multitasking reliably, without compromising performance
  • Integrating external data via REST, conventional Web services, and push notifications
  • Integrating external data via REST, conventional Web services, and push notifications

Artificial intelligence : structures and strategies for complex problem solving,5th ed.
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author George F. Luger
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Much has changed since the early editions of Artificial Intelligence were published. To reflect this the introductory material of this fifth edition has been substantially revised and rewritten to capture the excitement of the latest developments in AI work. Artificial intelligence is a diverse field. To ask the question “what is intelligence?” is to invite as many answers as there are approaches to the subject of artificial intelligence. These could be intelligent agents, logical reasoning, neural networks, expert systems, evolutionary computing and so on. This fifth edition covers all the main strategies used for creating computer systems that will behave in “intelligent” ways. It combines the broadest approach of any text in the marketplace with the practical information necessary to implement the strategies discussed, showing how to do this through Prolog or LISP programming.


Head first object-oriented analysis and design
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Brett D. McLaughlin, Gary Pollice, David West
Place of Publication Sebastopol, Calif.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher O’Reilly

“Head First Object Oriented Analysis and Design is a refreshing look at subject of OOAD. What sets this book apart is its focus on learning. The authors have made the content of OOAD accessible and usable for the practitioner.”
–Ivar Jacobson, Ivar Jacobson Consulting

“I just finished reading HF OOA&D and I loved it! The thing I liked most about this book was its focus on why we do OOA&D-to write great software!”
–Kyle Brown, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

“Hidden behind the funny pictures and crazy fonts is a serious, intelligent, extremely well-crafted presentation of OO Analysis and Design. As I read the book, I felt like I was looking over the shoulder of an expert designer who was explaining to me what issues were important at each step, and why.”
–Edward Sciore, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Boston College
Tired of reading Object Oriented Analysis and Design books that only makes sense after you’re an expert? You’ve heard OOA&D can help you write great software every time-software that makes your boss happy, your customers satisfied and gives you more time to do what makes you happy. But how?
Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design shows you how to analyze, design, and write serious object-oriented software: software that’s easy to reuse, maintain, and extend; software that doesn’t hurt your head; software that lets you add new features without breaking the old ones. Inside you will learn how to:

    • Use OO principles like encapsulation and delegation to build applications that are flexible
    • Apply the Open-Closed Principle (OCP) and the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) to promote reuse of your code
    • Leverage the power of design patterns to solve your problems more efficiently
    • Use UML, use cases, and diagrams to ensure that all stakeholders are communicating clearly to help you deliver the right software that meets everyone’s needs.

By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design compresses the time it takes to learn and retain complex information. Expect to have fun, expect to learn, expect to be writing great software consistently by the time you’re finished reading this!


Mar 21

RESERVE BOOKS


Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino (ES)

Author Benjamin S. Blanchard
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Prentice Hall

For senior-level undergraduate and first and second year graduate systems engineering and related courses. Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis.

This practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. The authors focus first on the process of bringing systems into being—beginning with the identification of a need and extending that need through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis, evaluation, and validation, operation and support, phase-out, and disposal. Next, the authors discuss the improvement of systems currently in being, showing that by employing the iterative process of analysis, evaluation, feedback, and modification, most systems in existence can be improved in their affordability, effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction.


Engineering Economy, 15th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino (IE 150, CE 22, MetE 180,  EM 154)

Author William G. Sullivan
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Pearson

Engineering Economy, 15e, is ideal for undergraduate, introductory courses in Engineering Economics. It also is a useful reference for engineers interested in reviewing the basic principles of engineering economy.
Used by engineering students worldwide, this best-selling text provides a sound understanding of the principles, basic concepts, and methodology of engineering economy. Built upon the rich and time-tested teaching materials of earlier editions, it is extensively revised and updated to reflect current trends and issues, with an emphasis on the economics of engineering design throughout. It provides one of the most complete and up-to-date studies of this vitally important field.

Steel Structures: Design and Behavior, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle Torio (CE 150, CE 151, CE 152, CE 156, CE 252)

Author Charles G. Salmon
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N. J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson

The design of structural steel members has developed over the past century from a simple approach involving a few basic properties of steel and elementary mathematics to a more sophisticated treatment demanding a thorough knowledge of structural and material behavior. Steel Structures:Design and Behavior, 5/e strives to present in a logical manner the theoretical background needed for developing and explaining design requirements.  Beginning with coverage of background material, including references to pertinent research, the development of specific formulas used in the AISC Specifications is followed by a generous number of design examples explaining in detail the process of selecting minimum weight members to satisfy given conditions.


Numerical Analysis, 9th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino

Author Richard L. Burden
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Cengage

This well-respected text gives an introduction to the modern approximation techniques and explains how, why, and when the techniques can be expected to work. The authors focus on building students’ intuition to help them understand why the techniques presented work in general, and why, in some situations, they fail. With a wealth of examples and exercises, the text demonstrates the relevance of numerical analysis to a variety of disciplines and provides ample practice for students. The applications chosen demonstrate concisely how numerical methods can be, and often must be, applied in real-life situations. In this edition, the presentation has been fine-tuned to make the book even more useful to the instructor and more interesting to the reader. Overall, students gain a theoretical understanding of, and a firm basis for future study of, numerical analysis and scientific computing.

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Site Analysis: Informing Context-Sensitive and Sustainable Site Planning and Design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Wilfredo Rada (GE 149)

Author James A. LaGro Jr.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Sustainable design is responsive to context. And each site has a unique set of physical, biological, cultural, and legal attributes that presents different opportunities and constraints for alternative uses of the site. Site analysis systematically evaluates these on-site and off-site factors to inform the design of places—including neighborhoods and communities—that are attractive, walkable, and climate-resilient.

This Third Edition of Site Analysis is fully updated to cover the latest topics in low-impact, location-efficient design and development.

This complete, user-friendly guide:

  • Blends theory andpractice from the fields of landscape architecture, urban planning, architecture, geography, and urban design
  • Addresses important sustainability topics, including LEED-ND, Sustainable Sites, STAR community index, and climate adaptation
  • Details the objectives and visualization methods used in each phase of the site planning and design process
  • Explains the influence of codes, ordinances, and site plan approval processes on the design of the built environment
  • Includes more than 200 illustrations and eight case studies of projects completed by leading planning and design firms

Site Analysis, Third Edition is the ideal guide for students taking courses in site analysis, site planning, and environmental design. New material includes review questions at the end of each chapter for students as well as early-career professionals preparing for the ARE, LARE, or AICP exams.


Topology with Applications: Topological Spaces via Near and Far

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius Bañgate (GE)

Author Somashekhar A. Naimpally
Place of Publication New Jersey
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher World Scientific Pub. Co.

The principal aim of this book is to introduce topology and its many applications viewed within a framework that includes a consideration of compactness, completeness, continuity, filters, function spaces, grills, clusters and bunches, hyperspace topologies, initial and final structures, metric spaces, metrization, nets, proximal continuity, proximity spaces, separation axioms, and uniform spaces.This book provides a complete framework for the study of topology with a variety of applications in science and engineering that include camouflage filters, classification, digital image processing, forgery detection, Hausdorff raster spaces, image analysis, microscopy, paleontology, pattern recognition, population dynamics, stem cell biology, topological psychology, and visual merchandising.It is the first complete presentation on topology with applications considered in the context of proximity spaces, and the nearness and remoteness of sets of objects. A novel feature throughout this book is the use of near and far, discovered by F Riesz over 100 years ago. In addition, it is the first time that this form of topology is presented in the context of a number of new applications.Readership: 3rd year undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers in topology; professional and practitioners who are interested in applying topology and its applications especially in science and engineering.

Game Theory: An Introduction

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Angelo C. Ani (IE 241, IE 242)

Author Steven Tadelis
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the principal ideas and applications of game theory, in a style that combines rigor with accessibility. Steven Tadelis begins with a concise description of rational decision making, and goes on to discuss strategic and extensive form games with complete information, Bayesian games, and extensive form games with imperfect information. He covers a host of topics, including multistage and repeated games, bargaining theory, auctions, rent-seeking games, mechanism design, signaling games, reputation building, and information transmission games. Unlike other books on game theory, this one begins with the idea of rationality and explores its implications for multiperson decision problems through concepts like dominated strategies and rationalizability. Only then does it present the subject of Nash equilibrium and its derivatives.
Game Theory is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Throughout, concepts and methods are explained using real-world examples backed by precise analytic material. The book features many important applications to economics and political science, as well as numerous exercises that focus on how to formalize informal situations and then analyze them.

Introduction to Humans in Engineered Systems

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Angelo C. Ani (IE 160)

Author Roger Remington
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Engineering accomplishments can be as spectacular as a moon landing or as mundane as an uneventful drive to the local grocery store. Their failures can be as devastating as a plane crash or a massive oil spill. Over the past decade, psychologists and engineers have made great strides in understanding how humans interact with complex engineered systems—human engineering.

Introduction to Humans in Engineered Systems provides historical context for the discipline and an overview of some of the real-world settings in which human engineering has been successfully applied, including aviation, medicine, computer science, and ground transportation. It presents findings on the nature and variety of human-engineering environments, human capabilities and limitations, and how these factors influence system performance. Important features include:

  • Contents organized around the interaction of the human operator with the larger environment to guide the analysis of real-world situations
  • A web-based archive of interactive demonstrations, exercises, and links to additional readings and tools applicable to a range of application domains
  • Web content customizable for focus on particular areas of study or research

Introduction to Logistics Systems Management, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Eugene Rex L. Jalao (IE 231)

Author Gianpaolo Ghiani
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Introduction to Logistics Systems Management is the fully revised and enhanced version of the 2004 prize-winning textbook Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control, used in universities around the world.This textbook offers an introduction to the methodological aspects of logistics systems management and is based on the rich experience of the authors in teaching, research and industrial consulting.This new edition puts more emphasis on the organizational context in which logistics systems operate and also covers several new models and techniques that have been developed over the past decade.Each topic is illustrated by a numerical example so that the reader can check his or her understanding of each concept before moving on to the next one. At the end of each chapter, case studies taken from the scientific literature are presented to illustrate the use of quantitative methods for solving complex logistics decision problems. An exhaustive set of exercises is also featured at the end of each chapter.The book targets an academic as well as a practitioner audience, and is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in logistics and supply chain management, and should also serve as a methodological reference for practitioners in consulting as well as in industry.

Operations Management, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Authors Jack R. Meredith, Scott M. Shafer
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Operations Management provides an introduction to the basic concepts of operations management with a strategic, conceptual, and contemporary approach. Specifically written with the needs of MBA students in mind, current topics such as supply chain management, the balanced scorecard, and yield management, as well as those specific to marketing, finance and other majors are explained with less quantitative and more conceptual content.

With a concise format, this text is designed to allow professors to tailor the course through supplementary cases and other materials for the unique nature of various MBA programs and student populations.

Jack Meredith has written eight books on operations management, project management and management science, and his research focus is on the strategic and operational problems that managers face, particularly those concerning the management of advanced technology. Scott Shafer, one of the nation’s first college professors to earn the Black Belt Six Sigma certification through the American Society for Quality (ASQ), integrates Six Sigma into educational programs as Director of MA Program and Professor of Management.


Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Editor Surendra M. Gupta
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

The introduction of reverse supply chains has created many challenges in network design, transportation, selection of used products, selection and evaluation of suppliers, performance measurement, marketing-related issues, end-of-life (EOL) alternative selection, remanufacturing, disassembly, and product acquisition management, to name a few. Under the guidance of an expert editor and with contributions from pioneers in the field, Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysisaddresses several important issues faced by strategic, tactical, and operation planners of reverse supply chains, using efficient models in a variety of decision-making situations providing easy-to-use mathematical and/or simulation modeling-based solution methodologies for a majority of the issues.The book introduces the basic concepts of reverse logistics and systematically analyzes the literature by classifying more than 400 published references into five major types of product returns. It then identifies the basic activities and scope of reverse logistics, examining its drivers and barriers as well as major issues and challenges. The chapters cover metrics for quantitatively comparing competing new-product designs for end-of-life disassembly on a reverse production line, how to use the theory of constraints thinking processes to determine the core problems in reverse logistics, and an integrated multi-criteria decision-making methodology using Taguchi loss functions AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) and fuzzy programming. They explore issues associated with remanufacturing and green and resilient supply chain management and propose system modeling based on graph theory and network flows application to analyze material resource flows in the life cycle of a product.Reverse supply chains is a new and fast growing area of research and only a handful of books are on the market, however those books discuss specific projects rather than provide a cohesive focus on the topics. This book will provide a foundation and understanding of the topic and also highlight how current issues can be approached in a decision-making situation—using the appropriate technique.

Modern Engineering Mathematics with MyMathLab: AND MyMathLab

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino (ES)

Author Glyn James
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Pearson Education

This book provides a complete course for first-year engineering mathematics. Whichever field of engineering you are studying, you will be most likely to require knowledge of the mathematics presented in this textbook. Taking a thorough approach, the authors put the concepts into an engineering context, so you can understand the relevance of mathematical techniques presented and gain a fuller appreciation of how to draw upon them throughout your studies.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME )

Author Rex Miller
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Fully revisited to cover the latest techniques, tools, refrigerants, and equipment, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and practices of the AC and refrigeration industry. Step-by-step instructions, along with more than 800 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate efficient, cost-effective, and current methods for choosing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing today’s cooling and climate control systems. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, a professional technician, or a student, you’ll find the task-simplifying details you need for any project.

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lorelie Grepo (ME)

Author Masaaki Imai
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw Hill

The methods presented in Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition reveal that when management focuses on implementing kaizen (incremental, continuous improvement) in the gemba (the worksite) unique opportunities can be discovered for increasing the success and profitability of any organization.
Written by Masaaki Imai, pioneer of modern business operational excellence and founder of the Kaizen Institute, Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition is an in-depth revision of this renowned, best-selling work. The book reveals how to implement cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most critical business processes.

Reactive Distillation Design and Control

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE)

Author William L. Luyben
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

After an overview of the fundamentals, limitations, and scope of reactive distillation, this book uses rigorous models for steady-state design and dynamic analysis of different types of reactive distillation columns and quantitatively compares the economics of reactive distillation columns with conventional multi-unit processes. It goes beyond traditional steady-state design that primarily considers the capital investment and energy costs when analyzing the control structure and the dynamic robustness of disturbances, and discusses how to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of reactive distillation technology.

Cell Culture Bioprocess Engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Charlimagne Montealegre (ChE)

Author Wei-Shou Hu
Place of Publication [S.l.]
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wei-Shou Hu

This reference guide is designed for industrial practitioners of mammalian cell cultivation for the production of biologics. It is the culmination of two decades of accumulated expertise, practical know-how and best practices in cell culture technology. Topics covered include: fundamentals of cell-biology and physiology, process engineering principles in stoichiometry, reactor kinetics and scale up. This unique reference manual combines the most current academic research with the very practical setting of today’s industrial laboratories. The books aims to benefit Scientists and engineers in the field, working to maximize and troubleshoot production under real-life constraints. Table of Contents: 1. Overview of Cell Culture Technology 2. Cell Biology for Bioprocessing 3. Cell Physiology for Process Engineering 4. Medium Design for Cell Culture Processing 5. Cell Line Development 6. Stoichiometry and Kinetics of Cell Cultivation 7. Cell Culture Data Analysis 8. Metabolic Flux Analysis in Cell Culture Systems 9. Cell Culture Bioreactors 10. Oxygen Transfer in Cell Culture Bioreactors 11. Fedbatch Culture and Dynamic Nutrient Feeding 12. Cell Retention and Perfusion 13. Scaling Up and Scaling Down for Cell Culture Bioreactors 14. Cell Culture Genomics 15. Index

Dynamics of Water Waves: Selected Papers of Michael Longuet-Higgins (Volumes 1-3)

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Imee Bren Villalba (CE)

Editor SG Sajjadi
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher World Scientific

This is a three-volume selection of classical papers by Michael Longuet-Higgins, who for many years has been a leading researcher in the fast-developing field of physical oceanography. Some of these papers were first published in scientific journals or in conference proceedings that are now difficult to access. All the papers are characterized by the novelty of their content, and the clarity of their style and exposition.The papers are quite varied in their approach. They range from basic theory and new computational methods to laboratory experiments and field observations. An overall feature is the frequent comparison between theory and experiment and the constant attention to practical applications.Among the many advances and achievements to be found in these three volumes are: the now generally accepted solution to the longstanding problem of how oceanic microseisms can be generated in deep water or near steep coastlines; a theoretical explanation of the strong drifting near the bottom in shallow water; the first introduction of a boundary-integral technique for calculating free surface flows; simple analytic expressions for the form and time-development of plunging breakers; and so on.The book will be of particular interest to advanced students in ocean engineering; also more generally to fluid dynamicists and physical oceanographers concerned with the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere and with sandy shorelines.

Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Eugene Rex L. Jalao (IE 231)

Author A. Ravi Ravindran
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Emphasizing a quantitative approach, Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications provides state-of-the-art mathematical models, concepts, and solution methods important in the design, control, operation, and management of global supply chains. The text provides an understanding of how companies plan, source, make, and deliver their products to create and/or maintain a global competitive advantage. It emphasizes application of operations research models and methods to optimize the various components of an integrated supply chain.

The authors have carefully constructed the book so that it is not so “micro” in its focus that the perspective on the larger business problem is lost, nor is it so “macro” in its treatment of that business context that it fails to develop students’ appreciation for, and skills to solve, the tactical problems that must be addressed in effectively managing flows of goods in supply chains. Building students’ knowledge of the first principles of supply chain engineering, the book covers the traditional issues in operations, logistics, and supply chain management—forecasting demand, managing inventories, managing transportation, and locating facilities. It also includes a number of new optimization tools such as risk pooling, for addressing these problems, based on recent research.

In addition, the authors’ treatment of managing customer-supplier relations supplies a fresh perspective that draws on recent research using multiple criteria optimization methods. Moreover, the chapter on managing risks in supply chains presents important problems that extend beyond the traditional treatment of supply chain management. Building a bridge between theory and practice, the authors pull all of these themes together in the culminating chapter that solidifies students’ understanding of managing global supply chains.


REFERENCE BOOKS


Timber Construction Manual, 6th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 199)

Author American Institute of Timber Construction
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The definitive design and construction industry source for building with wood—now in a thoroughly updated Sixth Edition

Since its first publication in 1966, Timber Construction Manual has become the essential design and construction industry resource for building with structural glued laminated timber. Timber Construction Manual, Sixth Edition provides architects, engineers, contractors, educators, and related professionals with up-to-date information on engineered timber construction, including the latest codes, construction methods, and authoritative design recommendations. Content has been reorganized to flow easily from information on wood properties and applications to specific design considerations.

Based on the most reliable technical data available, this edition has been thoroughly revised to encompass:

  • A thorough update of all recommended design criteria for timber structural members, systems, and connections
  • An expanded collection of real-world design examples supported with detailed schematic drawings
  • New material on the role of glulam in sustainable building practices
  • The latest design and construction codes, including the 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction, AITC 117-2010, and examples featuring ASCE 7-10 and IBC 2009
  • More cross-referencing to other available AITC standards on the AITC website

Handbook of 3D Machine Vision: Optical Metrology and Imaging

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius Bañgate (GE)

Editor Song Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

With the ongoing release of 3D movies and the emergence of 3D TVs, 3D imaging technologies have penetrated our daily lives. Yet choosing from the numerous 3D vision methods available can be frustrating for scientists and engineers, especially without a comprehensive resource to consult. Filling this gap, Handbook of 3D Machine Vision: Optical Metrology and Imaging gives an extensive, in-depth look at the most popular 3D imaging techniques. It focuses on noninvasive, noncontact optical methods (optical metrology and imaging).

The handbook begins with the well-studied method of stereo vision and explains how random speckle patterns or space-time varying patterns substantially improve the results of stereo vision. It then discusses stereo particle image velocimetry as a major experimental means in fluid dynamics, the robust and easy-to-implement structured-light technique for computer science applications, digital holography for performing micro- to nanoscale measurements, and grating, interferometry, and fringe projection techniques for precisely measuring dynamically deformable natural objects.

The book goes on to describe techniques that do not require triangulation to recover a 3D shape, including time-of-flight techniques and uniaxial 3D shape measurement, as well as 3D measurement techniques that are not restricted to surface capture, such as 3D ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, and 3D endoscopy. The book also explores how novel 3D imaging techniques are being applied in the promising field of biometrics—which may prove essential to security and public safety.

Written by key players in the field and inventors of important imaging technologies, this authoritative, state-of-the-art handbook helps you understand the core of 3D imaging technology and choose the proper 3D imaging technique for your needs. For each technique, the book provides its mathematical foundations, summarizes its successful applications, and discusses its limitations.


Handbook of Regression Analysis

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Eugene Rex L. Jalao (IE 230)

Author Samprit Chatterjee
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Written by two established experts in the field, the purpose of the Handbook of Regression Analysis is to provide a practical, one-stop reference on regression analysis. The focus is on the tools that both practitioners and researchers use in real life. It is intended to be a comprehensive collection of the theory, methods, and applications of regression methods, but it has been deliberately written at an accessible level.

The handbook provides a quick and convenient reference or “refresher” on ideas and methods that are useful for the effective analysis of data and its resulting interpretations. Students can use the book as an introduction to and/or summary of key concepts in regression and related course work (including linear, binary logistic, multinomial logistic, count, and nonlinear regression models). Theory underlying the methodology is presented when it advances conceptual understanding and is always supplemented by hands-on examples.

References are supplied for readers wanting more detailed material on the topics discussed in the book. R code and data for all of the analyses described in the book are available via an author-maintained website.



Mar 21

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Programming Google App Engine
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Dan Sanderson
Place of Publication Sebastopol, Calif.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher O’Reilly

As one of today’s cloud computing services, Google App Engine does more than provide access to a large system of servers. It also offers you a simple model for building applications that scale automatically to accommodate millions of users. With Programming Google App Engine, you’ll get expert practical guidance that will help you make the best use of this powerful platform. Google engineer Dan Sanderson shows you how to design your applications for scalability, including ways to perform common development tasks using App Engine’s APIs and scalable services.

You’ll learn about App Engine’s application server architecture, runtime environments, and scalable datastore for distributing data, as well as techniques for optimizing your application. App Engine offers nearly unlimited computing power, and this book provides clear and concise instructions for getting the most from it right from the source.

  • Discover the differences between traditional web development and development with App Engine
  • Learn the details of App Engine’s Python and Java runtime environments
  • Understand how App Engine handles web requests and executes application code
  • Learn how to use App Engine’s scalable datastore, including queries and indexes, transactions, and data modeling
  • Use task queues to parallelize and distribute work across the infrastructure
  • Deploy and manage applications with ease

Programming Firefox
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Author Kenneth C. Feldt
Place of Publication Sebastopol, Calif.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher O’Reilly

This is your guide to building Internet applications and user interfaces with the Mozilla component framework, which is best known for the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client. Programming Firefox demonstrates how to use the XML User Interface Language (XUL) with open source tools in the framework’s Cross-Platform Component (XPCOM) library to develop a variety of projects, such as commercial web applications and Firefox extensions.

This book serves as both a programmer’s reference and an in-depth tutorial, so not only do you get a comprehensive look at XUL’s capabilities–from simple interface design to complex, multitier applications with real-time operations–but you also learn how to build a complete working application with XUL. If you’re coming from a Java or .NET environment, you’ll be amazed at how quickly large-scale applications can be constructed with XPCOM and XUL.

Topics in Programming Firefox include:

  • An overview of Firefox technology
  • An introduction to the graphical elements that compose a XUL application
  • Firefox development tools and the process used to design and build applications
  • Managing an application with multiple content areas
  • Introduction to Resource Description Files, and how the Firefox interface renders RDF
  • Manipulating XHTML with JavaScript
  • Displaying documents using the Scalable Vector Graphics standard and HTML Canvas
  • The XML Binding Language and interface overlays to extend Firefox
  • Implementing the next-generation forms interface through XForms

Programming Firefox is ideal for the designer or developer charged with delivering innovative standards-based Internet applications, whether they’re web server applications or Internet-enabled desktop applications. It’s not just a how-to book, but a what-if exploration that encourages you to push the envelope of the Internet experience.


.NET and COM : the complete interoperability guide
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Author Adam Nathan
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Sams

The focus of the book is on COM Interoperability (since it’s a much larger subject), and the heart of the discussion is broken down into four parts:

  • Using COM Components Within the .NET Framework
  • Using .NET Framework Components from COM
  • Designing Good .NET Framework Components for COM Clients
  • Designing Good COM Components for .NET Framework Client

The scope of the book is just about everything related to using “unmanaged code” in the .NET Framework. Technologies built on top of COM Interoperability are also covered-Interoperability of Windows Forms Controls and ActiveX controls, Interoperability with COM+, and Interoperability with Distributed COM (DCOM). Although Platform Invocation Services is a separate technology from COM Interoperability, there are many areas of overlap, so including in the book is a natural fit. All of these technologies are a core part of the Common Language Runtime and .NET Framework, and will likely be used not only as the path of migration for existing software projects, but for brand new software development for the next several years.

This product consists of of two volume set.


Sams teach yourself C++ in 10 minutes,2nd ed.
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Author Adam Nathan
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Sams

C++ remains a popular object-oriented language and Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 10 Minutes provides a quick, focused way to learn the language. The author assumes no prior programming experience and begins by showing the reader the absolute fundamentals of what a program is and guides the readers to write their very first program. It covers all the important topics in C++ and provides a sold foundation on which to build programming knowledge. The material is reorganized to fit proven teaching techniques with about thirty percent of the text rewritten. All examples are new to comply with the current ANSI C++ standard and make them completely compatible with all popular compilers.


The guru’s guide to Transact-SQL
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Author Ken Henderson
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Since its introduction over a decade ago, the Microsoft SQL Server query language, Transact-SQL, has become increasingly popular and more powerful. The current version sports such advanced features as OLE Automation support, cross-platform querying facilities, and full-text search management.

This book is the consummate guide to Microsoft Transact-SQL. From data type nuances to complex statistical computations to the bevy of undocumented features in the language, The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL imparts the knowledge you need to become a virtuoso of the language as quickly as possible.

In this book, you will find the information, explanations, and advice you need to master Transact-SQL and develop the best possible Transact-SQL code. Some 600 code examples not only illustrate important concepts and best practices, but also provide working Transact-SQL code that can be incorporated into your own real-world DBMS applications.

Your journey begins with an introduction explaining language fundamentals such as database and table creation, inserting and updating data, queries, joins, data presentation, and managing transactions. Moving on to more advanced topics, the journey continues with in-depth coverage of:

  • Transact-SQL performance tuning using tools such as Query Analyzer and Performance Monitor
  • Nuances of the various T-SQL data types
  • Complex statistical calculations such as medians, modes, and sliding aggregates
  • Run, sequence, and series identification and interrogation
  • Advanced Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Management Language (DML) techniques
  • Stored procedure and trigger best practices and coding methods
  • Transaction management
  • Optimal cursor use and caveats to look out for
  • Full-text search
  • Hierarchies and arrays
  • Administrative Transact-SQL
  • OLE Automation
  • More than 100 undocumented commands and language features, including numerous unpublished DBCC command verbs, trace flags, stored procedures, and functions

Comprehensive, written in understandable terms, and full of practical information and examples, The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL is an indispensable reference for anyone working with this database development language. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the complete set of code examples found in the book as well as a SQL programming environment that will speed the development of your own top-notch Transact-SQL code.


Oracle PL/SQL best practices
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Author Steven Feuerstein
Place of Publication Sebastopol, Calif.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher O’Reilly

In this book, Steven Feuerstein, widely recognized as one of the world’s experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, distills his many years of programming, writing, and teaching about PL/SQL into a set of PL/SQL language “best practices”–rules for writing code that is readable, maintainable, and efficient. Too often, developers focus on simply writing programs that run without errors–and ignore the impact of poorly written code upon both system performance and their ability (and their colleagues’ ability) to maintain that code over time.

Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices is a concise, easy-to-use reference to Feuerstein’s recommendations for excellent PL/SQL coding. It answers the kinds of questions PL/SQL developers most frequently ask about their code:

  • How should I format my code?
  • What naming conventions, if any, should I use?
  • How can I write my packages so they can be more easily maintained?
  • What is the most efficient way to query information from the database?
  • How can I get all the developers on my team to handle errors the same way?

The book contains 120 best practices, divided by topic area. It’s full of advice on the program development process, coding style, writing SQL in PL/SQL, data structures, control structures, exception handling, program and package construction, and built-in packages. It also contains a handy, pull-out quick reference card. As a helpful supplement to the text, code examples demonstrating each of the best practices are available on the O’Reilly web site.

Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices is intended as a companion to O’Reilly’s larger Oracle PL/SQL books. It’s a compact, readable reference that you’ll turn to again and again–a book that no serious developer can afford to be without.


Propulsion systems for hybrid vehicles
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Author John M. Miller
Place of Publication Stevenage, U.K
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology

The automotive industry is waking up to the fact that hybrid electric vehicles could provide an answer to the ever-increasing need for lower-polluting and more fuel-efficient forms of personal transport. This is the first book to give comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the hybrid vehicle design, from its power plant and energy storage systems, to supporting chassis subsystems necessary for realizing hybrid modes of operation. Key topics covered include hybrid propulsion system architectures, propulsion system sizing, electric traction system sizing and design, loss mechanisms, system simulation and vehicle certification.

Offering in-depth coverage of hybrid propulsion topics, energy storage systems and modelling, and supporting electrical systems, this book will be an invaluable resource for practicing engineers and managers involved in all aspects of hybrid vehicle development, modelling, simulation and testing. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students in the field.

Also available:

Local Energy: Distributed generation of heat and power – ISBN 9780863417399
The Electric Car: development and future of battery, hybrid and fuel-cell cars – ISBN 9780852960134

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 350 books in 18 different subject areas including:

  • Power & Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Radar, Sonar & Navigation
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electrical Measurement
  • History of Technology
  • Technology Management

Designing Web interfaces
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Authors Michael Rees, Andrew White, Bebo White
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Prentice Hall PTR

Appropriate for advanced Internet/World Wide Web courses; assumes some background in the web/internet technologies.

  • The advanced series is designed to provide individuals with more in-depth knowledge and proficiencies in the technical, content management, and business management arenas.
  • This user friendly advanced series identifies the issues surrounding the key Internet/WWW areas, evaluates those issues, and provides recommendations and solutions for implementation.

WarCraft III : reign of chaos : official strategy guide
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Author Bart Farkas
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher BradyGames : Pearson Education

Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos Official Strategy Guide
The long awaited 3rd installment of Warcraft is finally here. The Official Strategy Guide is a must for any serious gamer. The Official Strategy Guide includes: a complete Walkthough of all four campaigns, including the optional quests. Critical information on hundreds of Spells, Upgrades, and items. Tech-trees, strategies, and statistics for managing the units and structures, including extensive coverage of the Heroes. Plus: Battle.net tips from Blizzard.


Oracle DBA 101
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Authors Marlene Theriault, Rachel Carmichael, and James Viscusi
Place of Publication Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication c2000
Publisher Osborne/McGraw-Hill

– Fine-tuning one’s Oracle database administration skills is smart; certifying those skills is lucrative. But what about the aspiring Oracle database administrator (DBA) who needs to know what it takes to become a DBA and what to expect with regard to the day-to-day duties they will face?
– At a time when high demand for DBAs is prompting more people to choose this profession, there are no books that provide this kind of entry-level information. Additionally, to meet this demand, corporations are increasingly asking their application developers to perform DBA tasks without providing them with information on what a DBA should do to ensure a smooth-running database.
– Enter DBA 101. With Oracle DBA 101, Oracle Press is offering the first-of-its- kind tutorial for becoming an Oracle DBA. The book will provide prospective DBAs information about what is required to qualify as an entry-level DBA — such as college courses, training, and so on. Written in a friendly tone, the book moves on to discuss effective performance in the DBA position and day-to-day chores that ensure a smooth-running database.
– Unlike any other book in the Oracle Press line. Written in a light and friendly tone — often in the first person, Oracle DBA 101 provides unique and valuable information to aspiring Oracle DBAs. The book’s many selling points include:
– Content employs the authors’ proven and accessible instructional techniques from their popular “Oracle DBA 101″ workshops and presentations.
– Self-contained DBA Toolkit section with beginning and advanced scripts that are tied into the CD-ROM.
– CD-ROM with ready-to-run and fully explained scripts (DBA Toolkit section)
– Quickreference charts of Oracle views on the inside front and back cover
– Glossary with practical definitions of the most common DBA terms. This glossary resists defining technical terms with more technical terms.


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 : administrator’s companion
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Authors Bill English, Brian Alderman, Mark Ferraz.
Place of Publication Redmond, Wash.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Microsoft Press

Get the critical, in-depth information you need to administer SharePoint 2010. Led by SharePoint MVPs and featuring insights from the SharePoint community and members of the SharePoint Team at Microsoft, you’ll discover how to plan, design, deploy, and manage strategic solutions using SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SQL Server®, Windows PowerShell™, and other key technologies. Topics include architecture, deployment scenarios, design considerations, security best practices, high availability, performance, centralized administration, disaster recovery, customization, solution development, and upgrade and migration strategies. Key solutions include building and managing a server farm, automating tasks, FAST search application management, enterprise and web content management, and business intelligence.


The wireless Web usability handbook
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Author Mark Pearrow
Place of Publication Hingham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Charles River Media

Today a Web site is only as valuable as it is productive. Users need sites that are easy to use and helpful. The sites that are not, lose their visitors interest quickly and can cost companies loyal customers. This is even more of an issue when users might be coming to a site via a wireless device. Not only do designers have to consider different platforms and browsers when designing sites, now they need to consider different devices and user agents for viewing with those devices. So how do you design a site that is effective on all these devices? You begin by knowing your users and understanding how and why your content is accessed. From there you can address the needs of your specific users and design accordingly. The goals of The Wireless Web Usability Handbook are threefold: provide designers with a new awareness of the ways that pervasive computing affects how humans interact; give designers an understanding of the problems and risks involved with this new generation of devices; provide the tools to ensure that the content designers create for pervasive computing devices is usable. These and other valuable guidelines are provided here in a pragmatic style that clarifies what designers really need to think about when designing Web sites for current and next generation devices and applications.


Essential LINQ
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Authors Charlie Calvert, Dinesh Kulkarni
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Addison-Wesley

“Charlie and Dinesh bring important skills to this project that enable them to show how LINQ works and the practical ways you can use it in your daily development process.”

From the Foreword by Anders Hejlsberg

LINQ is one of Microsoft’s most exciting, powerful new development technologies. Essential LINQ is the first LINQ book written by leading members of Microsoft’s LINQ and C# teams. Writing for architects, developers, and development managers, these Microsoft insiders share their intimate understanding of LINQ, revealing new patterns and best practices for getting the most out of it.

Calvert and Kulkarni begin by clearly explaining how LINQ resolves the long-time “impedance mismatch” between object-oriented code and relational databases. Next, they show how LINQ integrates querying into C# as a “first-class citizen.” Using realistic code examples, they show how LINQ provides a strongly typed, IntelliSense-aware technology for working with data from any source, including SQL databases, XML files, and generic data structures.

Calvert and Kulkarni carefully explain LINQ’s transformative, composable, and declarative capabilities. By fully illuminating these three concepts, the authors allow developers to discover LINQ’s full power. In addition to covering core concepts and hands-on LINQ development in C# with LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML, LINQ to SQL, and LINQ to Entities, they also present advanced topics and new LINQ implementations developed by the LINQ community. This book

  • Explains the entire lifecycle of a LINQ project: design, development, debugging, and much more
  • Teaches LINQ from both a practical and theoretical perspective
  • Leverages C# language features that simplify LINQ development
  • Offers developers powerful LINQ query expressions to perform virtually any data-related task
  • Teaches how to query SQL databases for objects and how to modify those objects
  • Demonstrates effective use stored procedures and database functions with LINQ
  • Shows how to add business logic that reflects the specific requirements of your organization
  • Teaches developers to create, query, and transform XML data with LINQ
  • Shows how to transform object, relational, and XML data between each other
  • Offers best patterns and practices for writing robust, easy-to-maintain LINQ code

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