Aug 29

 

Mac Life
August 2014

Mac Life
July 2014

 

TechDirections
May 2014
 
TechDirections 
April 2014
Make 
May2014
  MSDN
 June 2014
MSDN
  May 2014
 MSDN
         April 2014         
   National Geographic
July 2014
 
 National Geographic
June 2014
Aug 28

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Principles of composite material mechanics, 3rd ed.

Author Ronald F. Gibson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition presents a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. While continuing to cover classical methods, this edition also includes frequent references to current state-of-the-art composites technology and research findings.

New to the Third Edition

*Many new worked-out example problems, homework problems, figures, and references.
*An appendix on matrix concepts and operations.
*Coverage of particle composites, nanocomposites, nanoenhancement of conventional fiber composites, and hybrid multiscale composites.
*Expanded coverage of finite element modeling and test methods.

Easily accessible to students, this popular bestseller incorporates the most worked-out example problems and exercises of any available textbook on mechanics of composite materials. It offers a rich, comprehensive, and up-to-date foundation for students to begin their work in composite materials science and engineering. A solutions manual and PowerPoint presentations are available for qualifying instructors.


Waste-water engineering

Authors R. Parker … [et al.]
Place of Publication Penjuru Close, Singapore
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Alkem Company

Importance of water to the existence of human life is next to air. Human settlements, towns and cities are dependent upon the continuous supply of water from different sources. Water exists in all the three forms—solid, liquid and gas—and all the three forms are important to humans as well as all the biological systems. This edition discusses importance, properties and uses of water, along with quality, sources and classification. Conveyance of water, quality, and waste-water treatment are the topics focussed upon. Besides filtration, both physical and chemical operations have been discussed thoroughly. Water transmission and distribution systems have been discussed. Biological waste treatment, residual management, treatment of sewage, along with systems for resource and energy and connected microbiology have been described. Separate chapters have been included to cover hydraulics and use of computers in waste-water technology. Appendices and glossary at the end of the text provide a quick reference to the readers. This book is a complete treatise on water processing techniques including recycling and reuse of waste-water, making it an essential reading for all students and teachers of graduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, environment, life sciences, water technology and concerned industrial applications.


Electrochemical science and technology : fundamentals and applications

Authors Keith B. Oldham, Jan C. Myland, Alan M. Bond
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Electrochemistry is a discipline of wide scientific and technological interest. Scientifically, it explores the electrical properties of materials and especially the interfaces between different kinds of matter. Technologically, electrochemistry touches our lives in many ways that few fully appreciate; for example, materials as diverse as aluminum, nylon, and bleach are manufactured electrochemically, while the batteries that power all manner of appliances, vehicles, and devices are the products of electrochemical research. Other realms in which electrochemical science plays a crucial role include corrosion, the disinfection of water, neurophysiology, sensors, energy storage, semiconductors, the physics of thunderstorms, biomedical analysis, and so on.

This book treats electrochemistry as a science in its own right, albeit resting firmly on foundations provided by chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Early chapters discuss the electrical and chemical properties of materials from which electrochemical cells are constructed. The behavior of such cells is addressed in later chapters, with emphasis on the electrodes and the reactions that occur on their surfaces. The role of transport to and from electrodes is a topic that commands attention, because it crucially determines cell efficiency. Final chapters deal with voltammetry, the methodology used to investigate electrode behavior. Interspersed among the more fundamental chapters are chapters devoted to applications of electrochemistry: electrosynthesis, power sources, “green electrochemistry”, and corrosion.

Electrochemical Science and Technology is addressed to all who have a need to come to grips with the fundamentals of electrochemistry and to learn about some of its applications. It will constitute a text for a senior undergraduate or graduate course in electrochemistry. It also serves as a source of material of interest to scientists and technologists in various fields throughout academia, industry, and government – chemists, physicists, engineers, environmentalists, materials scientists, biologists, and those in related endeavors.

This book:

*Provides a background to electrochemistry, as well as treating the topic itself.
*Is accessible to all with a foundation in physical science, not solely to chemists.
*Is addressed both to students and those later in their careers.
*Features web links (through www.wiley.com/go/EST) to extensive material that is of a more tangential, specialized, or mathematical nature.
*Includes questions as footnotes to support the reader’s evolving comprehension of the material, with fully worked answers provided on the web.
*Provides web access to Excel® spreadsheets which allow the reader to model electrochemical events.
*Has a copious Appendix of relevant data.


Mechanical properties of solid polymer, 3rd ed.

Authors I.M. Ward, J. Sweeney
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U. K.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Providing an updated and comprehensive account of the properties of solid polymers, the book covers all aspects of mechanical behaviour. This includes finite elastic behavior, linear viscoelasticity and mechanical relaxations, mechanical anisotropy, non-linear viscoelasicity, yield behavior and fracture. New to this edition is coverage of polymer nanocomposites, and molecular interpretations of yield, e.g. Bowden, Young, and Argon.

The book begins by focusing on the structure of polymers, including their chemical composition and physical structure. It goes on to discuss the mechanical properties and behaviour of polymers, the statistical molecular theories of the rubber-like state and describes aspects of linear viscoelastic behaviour, its measurement, and experimental studies.

Later chapters cover composites and experimental behaviour, relaxation transitions, stress and yielding. The book concludes with a discussion of breaking phenomena.


Glass-ceramic technology, 2nd ed.

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

Authors Wolfram Holand, George H. Beall
Place of Publication Hoboken, N. J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Glass-ceramic materials share many properties with both glass and more traditional crystalline ceramics. This new edition examines the various types of glass-ceramic materials, the methods of their development, and their countless applications. With expanded sections on biomaterials and highly bioactive products (i.e., Bioglass and related glass ceramics), as well as the newest mechanisms for the development of dental ceramics and theories on the development of nano-scaled glass-ceramics, here is a must-have guide for ceramic and materials engineers, managers, and designers in the ceramic and glass industry.


Testing adhesive joints : best practices

Editors Lucas F.M. da Silva … [et al.]
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Joining techniques such as welding, brazing, riveting and screwing are used by industry all over the world on a daily basis. A further method of joining has also proven to be highly successful: adhesive bonding. Adhesive bonding technology has an extremely broad range of applications. And it is difficult to imagine a product – in the home, in industry, in transportation, or anywhere else for that matter – that does not use adhesives or sealants in some manner. The book focuses on the methodology used for fabricating and testing adhesive and bonded joint specimens. The text covers a wide range of test methods that are used in the field of adhesives, providing vital information for dealing with the range of adhesive properties that are of interest to the adhesive community. With contributions from many experts in the field, the entire breadth of industrial laboratory examples, utilizing different best practice techniques are discussed. The core concept of the book is to provide essential information vital for producing and characterizing adhesives and adhesively bonded joints.


Shale oil production processes

Author James G. Speight
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Gulf Professional Pub.

Shale Oil represents a huge additional global fossil fuel resource. However, extracting oil from the shale is no simple task; much still needs to be understood to make the process more cost-effective to increase economic flow rates. Clear and rigorous, Oil Shale Production Process will prove useful for those scientists and engineers already engaged in fossil fuel science and technology as well as scientists, non-scientists, engineers, and non-engineers who wish to gain a general overview or update of the science and technology of fossil fuels. Not only does the book discuss the production processes but also provides methods which should reduce environmental footprint by properly addressing: surface mining and extraction processes, in situ conversion process and hydrotreatment.

*Covers production processes technologies such as: surface mining and retorting, in Situ Retoring and processes, direct and indirect retorting and hydrotreatment for shale oil.

*Methods which should reduce environmental footprint

*Easy-to-read understand overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of shale oil


Sustainable development in practice : case studies for engineers and scientists, 2nd ed.

Editors Adisa Azapagic and Slobodan Perdan
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition explores the concept of sustainable development and its implications for science and engineering. It looks at how sustainability criteria can be combined with traditional scientific and engineering considerations to design and operate industrial systems in a more sustainable manner. Taking a life cycle approach to addressing economic, environmental and social issues, the book presents a series of new practical case studies drawn from a range of sectors, including mining, energy, food, buildings, transport, waste, and health.

Written in an accessible style, the book opens with a general introduction to the concept of sustainable development and explores its practical implications for technical experts. Recognising that practical application of sustainable development depends on the context, the second part of the book is devoted to case studies. The case studies explore scientific and technical aspects alongside relevant environmental economic and social issues.

The key features of this completely revised and updated second edition include:

*Twelve new chapters, including the case studies on nuclear energy, biofuels, aviation, buildings, urban transport, food, sanitation and health.
*Six completely revised chapters
*Coverage of a wide range of sustainability issues in both developed and developing countries
*Integration of scientific and technical aspects with economic, environmental and social considerations
*Discussion of policy implications
*Communication with the non-engaging and non-scientific audience

Considered essential reading for all engineers and scientists concerned with sustainable development, Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition also provides key reading and learning materials for undergraduate and postgraduate science and engineering students.


Nitride semiconductor devices : fundamentals and applications

Author Hadis Morkoc
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley-VCH

This book gives a clear presentation of the necessary basics of semiconductor and device physics and engineering. It introduces readers to fundamental issues that will enable them to follow the latest technological research. It also covers important applications, including LED and lighting, semiconductor lasers, high power switching devices, and detectors. This balanced and up-to-date treatment makes the text an essential educational tool for both advanced students and professionals in the electronics industry.


Grid integration of electric vehicles in open electricity markets

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Qiuwei Wu
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Presenting the policy drivers, benefits and challenges for grid integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in the open electricity market environment, this book provides a comprehensive overview of existing electricity markets and demonstrates how EVs are integrated into these different markets and power systems.

Unlike other texts, this book analyses EV integration in parallel with electricity market design, showing the interaction between EVs and differing electricity markets. Future regulating power market and distribution system operator (DSO) market design is covered, with up-to-date case studies and examples to help readers carry out similar projects across the world.

With in-depth analysis, this book describes:

*The impact of EV charging and discharging on transmission and distribution networks.
*Market-driven EV congestion management techniques, for example the day-ahead tariff based congestion management scenario within electric distribution networks.
*Optimal EV charging management with the fleet operator concept and smart charging management.
*EV battery technology, modelling and tests.
*The use of EVs for balancing power fluctuations from renewable energy sources, looking at power system operation support, including frequency reserve, power regulation and voltage support.

An accessible technical book for power engineers and grid/distributed systems operators, this also serves as a reference text for researchers in the area of EVs and power systems. It provides distribution companies with the knowledge they need when facing the challenges introduced by large scale EV deployment, and demonstrates how transmission system operators (TSOs) can develop the existing system service market in order to fully utilize the potential of EV flexibility. With thorough coverage of the technologies for EV integration, this volume is informative for research professors and graduate students in power systems; it will also appeal to EV manufacturers, regulators, EV market professionals, energy providers and traders, mobility providers, EV charging station companies, and policy makers.


Numerical methods for engineers and scientists using MATLAB

Author Ramin S. Esfandiari
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Designed to benefit scientific and engineering applications, Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Using MATLAB® focuses on the fundamentals of numerical methods while making use of MATLAB software. The book introduces MATLAB early on and incorporates it throughout the chapters to perform symbolic, graphical, and numerical tasks. The text covers a variety of methods from curve fitting to solving ordinary and partial differential equations.

*Provides fully worked-out examples showing all details
*Confirms results through the execution of the user-defined function or the script file
*Executes built-in functions for re-confirmation, when available
*Generates plots regularly to shed light on the soundness and significance of the numerical results

Created to be user-friendly and easily understandable, Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Using MATLAB® provides background material and a broad introduction to the essentials of MATLAB, specifically its use with numerical methods. Building on this foundation, it introduces techniques for solving equations and focuses on curve fitting and interpolation techniques. It addresses numerical differentiation and integration methods, presents numerical methods for solving initial-value and boundary-value problems, and discusses the matrix eigenvalue problem, which entails numerical methods to approximate a few or all eigenvalues of a matrix. The book then deals with the numerical solution of partial differential equations, specifically those that frequently arise in engineering and science.

The book presents a user-defined function or a MATLAB script file for each method, followed by at least one fully worked-out example. When available, MATLAB built-in functions are executed for confirmation of the results. A large set of exercises of varying levels of difficulty appears at the end of each chapter. The concise approach with strong, up-to-date MATLAB integration provided by this book affords readers a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of numerical methods utilized in various disciplines.


Taking sides : clashing views in sustainability

Editor Robert W. Taylor
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources. Taking Sides readers also offer a Topic Guide and an annotated listing of Internet References for further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource.


Real world multicore embedded systems : a practical approach

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Author Bryon Moyer
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Newnes

This Expert Guide gives you the techniques and technologies in embedded multicore to optimally design and implement your embedded system. Written by experts with a solutions focus, this encyclopedic reference gives you an indispensable aid to tackling the day-to-day problems when building and managing multicore embedded systems.

Following an embedded system design path from start to finish, our team of experts takes you from architecture, through hardware implementation to software programming and debug.

With this book you will learn:

. What motivates multicore

. The architectural options and tradeoffs; when to use what

. How to deal with the unique hardware challenges that multicore presents

. How to manage the software infrastructure in a multicore environment

. How to write effective multicore programs

. How to port legacy code into a multicore system and partition legacy software

. How to optimize both the system and software

. The particular challenges of debugging multicore hardware and software

Examples demonstrating timeless implementation details.

Proven and practical techniques reflecting the authors’ expertise built from years of experience and key advice on tackling critical issues.


Signal processing and integrated circuits

Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Bayona

Author Hussein Baher
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This book provides a balanced account of analog, digital and mixed-mode signal processing with applications in telecommunications. Part I Perspective gives an overview of the areas of Systems on a Chip (Soc) and mobile communication which are used to demonstrate the complementary relationship between analog and digital systems. Part II Analog (continuous-time) and Digital Signal Processing contains both fundamental and advanced analysis, and design techniques, of analog and digital systems. This includes analog and digital filter design; fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithms; stochastic signals; linear estimation and adaptive filters. Part III Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing covers basic MOS transistor operation and fabrication through to the design of complex integrated circuits such as high performance Op Amps, Operational Transconductance Amplifiers (OTA’s) and Gm-C circuits. Part IV Switched-capacitor and Mixed-mode Signal Processing outlines the design of switched-capacitor filters, and concludes with sigma-delta data converters as an extensive application of analog and digital signal processing.

Contains the fundamentals and advanced techniques of continuous-time and discrete-time signal processing.
Presents in detail the design of analog MOS integrated circuits for signal processing, with application to the design of switched-capacitor filters.
Uses the comprehensive design of integrated sigma-delta data converters to illustrate and unify the techniques of signal processing.
Includes solved examples, end of chapter problems and MATLAB® throughout the book, to help readers understand the mathematical complexities of signal processing.

The treatment of the topic is at the senior undergraduate to graduate and professional levels, with sufficient introductory material for the book to be used as a self-contained reference.


Semiconductor devices : physics and technology, 3rd ed., International student version

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors S. M. Sze, M. K. Lee
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, Third Edition is an introduction to the physical principles of modern semiconductor devices and their advanced fabrication technology. It begins with a brief historical review of major devices and key technologies and is then divided into three sections: semiconductor material properties, physics of semiconductor devices and processing technology to fabricate these semiconductor devices.


High-frequency integrated circuits

Author Sorin Voinigescu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A transistor-level, design-intensive overview of high speed and high frequency monolithic integrated circuits for wireless and broadband systems from 2 GHz to 200 GHz, this comprehensive text covers high-speed, RF, mm-wave, and optical fibre circuits using nanoscale CMOS, SiGe BiCMOS, and III-V technologies. Step-by-step design methodologies, end-of chapter problems, and practical simulation and design projects are provided, making this an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in circuit design. With an emphasis on device-circuit topology interaction and optimization, it gives circuit designers and students alike an in-depth understanding of device structures and process limitations affecting circuit performance.


Wireless sensor networks : from theory to applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Editors Ibrahiem M.M. El Emary, S. Ramakrishnan
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Although there are many books available on WSNs, most are low-level, introductory books. The few available for advanced readers fail to convey the breadth of knowledge required for those aiming to develop next-generation solutions for WSNs.

Filling this void, Wireless Sensor Networks: From Theory to Applications supplies comprehensive coverage of WSNs. In order to provide the wide-ranging guidance required, the book brings together the contributions of domain experts working in the various subfields of WSNs worldwide.

This edited volume examines recent advances in WSN technologies and considers the theoretical problems in WSN, including issues with monitoring, routing, and power control. It also details methodologies that can provide solutions to these problems. The book’s 25 chapters are divided into seven parts:

1. Data Collection
2. Physical Layer and Interfacing
3. Routing and Transport Protocols
4. Energy-Saving Approaches
5. Mobile and Multimedia WSN
6. Data Storage and Monitoring
7. Applications

The book examines applications of WSN across a range of fields, including health, military, transportation, and mining. Addressing the main challenges in applying WSNs across all phases of our life, it explains how WSNs can assist in community development.

Complete with a list of references at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, scholars, academics, industrial researchers, and practicing engineers working on WSNs. The text assumes that readers possess a foundation in computer networks, wireless communication, and basic electronics.


An introduction to LTE : LTE, LTE-advanced, SAE, and 4G mobile communications

Author Christopher Cox
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

An Introduction to LTE explains the technology used by 3GPP Long Term Evolution. The book covers the whole of LTE, both the techniques used for radio communication between the base station and the mobile phone, and the techniques used for signalling communication and data transport in the evolved packet core. It avoids unnecessary detail, focussing instead on conveying a sound understanding of the entire system.

The book is aimed at mobile telecommunication professionals, who want to understand what LTE is and how it works. It is invaluable for engineers who are working on LTE, notably those who are transferring from other technologies such as UMTS and cdma2000, those who are experts in one part of LTE but who want to understand the system as a whole, and those who are new to mobile telecommunications altogether. It is also relevant to those working in non technical roles, such as project managers, marketing executives and intellectual property consultants. On completing the book, the reader will have a clear understanding of LTE, and will be able to tackle the more specialised books and the 3GPP specifications with confidence.

Key features :

*Covers the latest developments in release 10 of the 3GPP specifications, including the new capabilities of LTE-Advanced.
*Includes references to individual sections of the 3GPP specifications, to help readers understand the principles of each topic before going to the specifications for more detailed information.
*Requires no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunications, or of the mathematical techniques that LTE uses for radio transmission and reception.

Aug 27

REFERENCE BOOK


Practical handbook of photovoltaics : fundamentals and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Miguel Escoto

Editors Augustin McEvoy, Tom Markvart, Luis Castañer
Place of Publication aWaltham, MA
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Academic Press

As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a ‘benchmark’ publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices.

The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies.

The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia.

The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.

* A thorough update to the ‘benchmark’ publication from a cast of industrial and academic international experts ensures top quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives
*Covers all things PV- from principles of solar cells and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full PV systems, including standards, testing, economics and environmental impacts
* Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a vast collection of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications.


RESERVE BOOKS


Fitzgerald & Kingsley’s electric machinery

Author Stephen D. Umans
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This seventh edition of Fitzgerald and Kingsley’s Electric Machinery by Stephen Umans was developed recognizing the strength of this classic text since its first edition has been the emphasis on building an understanding of the fundamental physical principles underlying the performance of electric machines. Much has changed since the publication of the first edition, yet the basic physical principles remain the same, and this seventh edition is intended to retain the focus on these principles in the context of today’s technology.


Engineering design

Authors George E . Dieter, Linda C . Schmidt
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Dieter’s Engineering Design represents a major update of this classic textbook for senior design courses. As in previous editions, Engineering Design provides a broader overview of topics than most design texts and contains much more prescriptive guidance on how to carry out design. Dieter focuses on material selection as well as how to implement the design process. Engineering Design provides the senior mechanical engineering students with a realistic understanding of the design process. It is written from the viewpoint that design is the central activity of the engineering profession, and it is more concerned with developing attitudes and approaches than in presenting design techniques and tools.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Game design theory : a new philosophy for understanding games

Author Keith Burgun
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher A K Peters/CRC Press

Despite the proliferation of video games in the twenty-first century, the theory of game design is largely underdeveloped, leaving designers on their own to understand what games really are. Helping you produce better games, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games presents a bold new path for analyzing and designing games.

The author offers a radical yet reasoned way of thinking about games and provides a holistic solution to understanding the difference between games and other types of interactive systems. He clearly details the definitions, concepts, and methods that form the fundamentals of this philosophy. He also uses the philosophy to analyze the history of games and modern trends as well as to design games.

Providing a robust, useful philosophy for game design, this book gives you real answers about what games are and how they work. Through this paradigm, you will be better equipped to create fun games.


Oracle database performance and scalability : a quantitative approach

Author Henry H. Liu
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

A data-driven, fact-based, quantitative text on Oracle performance and scalabilityWith database concepts and theories clearly explained in Oracle’s context, readers quickly learn how to fully leverage Oracle’s performance and scalability capabilities at every stage of designing and developing an Oracle-based enterprise application. The book is based on the author’s more than ten years of experience working with Oracle, and is filled with dependable, tested, and proven performance optimization techniques.

Oracle Database Performance and Scalability is divided into four parts that enable readers to progressively learn and apply new skills:

  • Part 1, Getting Started with Oracle, describes how to set up a working Oracle environment, offering a quick tour to illustrate major database concepts.
  • Part 2, Oracle Architecture from Performance and Scalability Perspectives, explains all the major database concepts and architectural features that readers need to know to optimize Oracle performance and scalability.
  • Part 3, Optimizing Oracle Performance and Scalability, offers hands-on instructions to optimize and fine-tune performance and scalability for all database applications.
  • Part 4, Case Studies: Oracle Meeting Real-World Performance and Scalability Challenges, sets forth quantitative case studies based on the author’s first-hand experience that demonstrate how readers can apply proven techniques to dramatically improve the performance and scalability of actual database products.

In addition to case studies, this book offers a detailed secure online banking application as an example, making it possible for readers to fully explore Oracle’s performance and scalability features on their own. Oracle Database Performance and Scalability is an ideal text for pre-conditioning college students and training software developers.


Android design patterns : interaction design solutions for developers

Author Greg Nudelman
Place of Publication Indianapolis
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Master the challenges of Android user interface development with these sample patterns.

With Android 4, Google brings the full power of its Android OS to both smartphone and tablet computing. Designing effective user interfaces that work on multiple Android devices is extremely challenging. This book provides more than 75 patterns that you can use to create versatile user interfaces for both smartphones and tablets, saving countless hours of development time. Patterns cover the most common and yet difficult types of user interactions, and each is supported with richly illustrated, step-by-step instructions.

Includes sample patterns for welcome and home screens, searches, sorting and filtering, data entry, navigation, images and thumbnails, interacting with the environment and networks, and more.Features tablet-specific patterns and patterns for avoiding results you don’t want Illustrated, step-by-step instructions describe what the pattern is, how it works, when and why to use it, and related patterns and anti-patterns
A companion website offers additional content and a forum for interaction.

Android Design Patterns: Interaction Design Solutions for Developers provides extremely useful tools for developers who want to take advantage of the booming Android app development market.


Programming in C++ for engineering and science

Author Larry Nyhoff
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Developed from the author’s many years of teaching computing courses, Programming in C++ for Engineering and Science guides students in designing programs to solve real problems encountered in engineering and scientific applications. These problems include radioactive decay, pollution indexes, digital circuits, differential equations, Internet addresses, data analysis, simulation, quality control, electrical networks, data encryption, beam deflection, and many other areas.

To make it easier for novices to develop programs, the author uses an object-centered design approach that helps students identify the objects in a problem and the operations needed; develop an algorithm for processing; implement the objects, operations, and algorithm in a program; and test, correct, and revise the program. He also revisits topics in greater detail as the text progresses. By the end of the book, students will have a solid understanding of how C++ can be used to process complex objects, including how classes can be built to model objects.


Principles of heat and mass transfer

Recommending faculty: Kristian Yap, Jonas Agutaya, Bryan Alamani

Authors Frank P. Incropera … [et al.]
Place of Publication [Singapore]
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

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


Introductory nanoscience

Author Masaru Kuno
Place of Publication London New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Garland Science

Designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, Introductory Nanoscience asks key questions about the quantitative concepts that underlie this new field. How are the optical and electrical properties of nanomaterials dependent upon size, shape, and morphology? How do we construct nanometer-sized objects? Using solved examples throughout the chapters, this textbook shows to what extent we may predict the behavior and functionality of nanomaterials by understanding how their properties change with scale. Fundamental concepts are reinforced through end-of-chapter problems and further reading. Students will appreciate complete derivations of relevant equations, simplified assumptions for practical calculations, listed references, and a historical overview about the development of colloidal quantum dots.


Streamlining digital signal processing : a tricks of the trade guidebook

Editor Richard G. Lyons
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

This book presents recent advances in DSP to simplify, or increase the computational speed of, common signal processing operations. The topics describe clever DSP tricks of the trade not covered in conventional DSP textbooks. This material is practical, real-world, DSP tips and tricks as opposed to the traditional highly-specialized, math-intensive, research subjects directed at industry researchers and university professors. This book goes well beyond the standard DSP fundamentals textbook and presents new, but tried-and-true, clever implementations of digital filter design, spectrum analysis, signal generation, high-speed function approximation, and various other DSP functions.


Semiconductor devices : physics and technology

Recommending faculty:Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author S. M. Sze, M. K. Lee
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Semiconductor Devices: Physics and Technology, Third Edition is an introduction to the physical principles of modern semiconductor devices and their advanced fabrication technology. It begins with a brief historical review of major devices and key technologies and is then divided into three sections: semiconductor material properties, physics of semiconductor devices and processing technology to fabricate these semiconductor devices.


Reactive power compensation : a practical guide

Authors Wolfgang Hofmann, Jurgen Schlabbach, Wolfgang Just
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The comprehensive resource on reactive power compensation, presenting the design, application and operation of reactive power equipment and installations.

The area of reactive power compensation is gaining increasing importance worldwide. If suitably designed, it is capable of improving voltage quality significantly, meaning that losses in equipment and power systems are reduced, the permissible loading of equipment can be increased, and the over-all stability of system operation improved. Ultimately, energy use and CO2 emisson are reduced.

This unique guide discusses the effects of reactive power on generation, transmission and distribution, and looks at the compensation of existing installations in detail. It outlines methods for determination of reactive power and answers the questions that arise when controlling it, for example, at parallel operation with generators. There is also a chapter devoted to installation, maintenance and disturbances.

Key features include:

*A concise overview as well as deep specific knowledge on the segment power factor regulation and network quality
Theory of reactive power compensation coupled with typical application examples such as car manufacturing, metal rolling and chemical works
Chapter summaries with charts explaining how to put the theory into practice
Coverage on the cost-saving aspects of this technology, including the efficient use of energy and the reduction of CO2

*A practical guide for electrical engineers and technicians in utilities, this is also essential reading for maintenance engineers, designers, electrical contractors, manufacturing companies, and researchers, also those in industry and planning agencies. Insightful and clear, the book will also appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students and professors.


Engineering design, planning, and management

Author Hugh Jack
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book covers the product design process in the context of both established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will discover the usefulness of the design process model through practical examples and applications from across the engineering disciplines.

Author Hugh Jack takes the reader through phases ranging from risk assessment and need identification through specification and detailed design, addressing intellectual property issues as well. Recognizing that design is a process commonly performed in teams, Jack also covers project management and team dynamic topics where appropriate.

*Chapter objectives and end-of-chapter exercises for each chapter.
*Supported by a set of PowerPoint slides for instructor use.
*Available correlation table links chapter content to ABET criteria.


Battery systems engineering

Authors Christopher D. Rahn and Chao-Yang Wang
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

A complete all-in-one reference on the important interdisciplinary topic of Battery Systems Engineering.

Focusing on the interdisciplinary area of battery systems engineering, this book provides the background, models, solution techniques, and systems theory that are necessary for the development of advanced battery management systems. It covers the topic from the perspective of basic electrochemistry as well as systems engineering topics and provides a basis for battery modeling for system engineering of electric and hybrid electric vehicle platforms.

This original approach gives a useful overview for systems engineers in chemical, mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering who are interested in learning more about batteries and how to use them effectively. Chemists, material scientists, and mathematical modelers can also benefit from this book by learning how their expertise affects battery management.

Approaches a topic which has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years. Topics covered include: Electrochemistry; Governing Equations; Discretization Methods; System Response and Battery Management Systems. Include tables, illustrations, photographs, graphs, worked examples, homework problems, and references, to thoroughly illustrate key material. Ideal for engineers working in the mechanical, electrical, and chemical fields as well as graduate students in these areas.

A valuable resource for Scientists and Engineers working in the battery or electric vehicle industries, Graduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering.


Baseband receiver design for wireless MIMO-OFDM communications

Authors Tzi-Dar Chiueh, Pei-Yun Tsai, I-Wei Lai
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The Second Edition of OFDM Baseband Receiver Design for Wirless Communications, this book expands on the earlier edition with enhanced coverage of MIMO techniques, additional baseband algorithms, and more IC design examples. The authors cover the full range of OFDM technology, from theories and algorithms to architectures and circuits.

The book gives a concise yet comprehensive look at digital communication fundamentals before explaining signal processing algorithms in receivers. The authors give detailed treatment of hardware issues – from architecture to IC implementation.

Links OFDM and MIMO theory with hardware implementation. Enables the reader to transfer communication received concepts into hardware; design wireless receivers with acceptable implemntation loss; achieve low-power designs. Covers the latest standards, such as DVB-T2, WiMax, LTE and LTE-A. Includes more baseband algorithms, like soft-decoding algorithms such as BCJR and SOVA. Expanded treatment of channel models, detection algorithms and MIMO techniques. Features concrete design examples of WiMAX systems and cognitive radio applications. Companion website with lecture slides for instructors.

Based on materials developed for a course in digital communication IC design, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in VLSI design, wireless communications, and communications signal processing. Practicing engineers working on algorithms or hardware for wireless communications devices will also find this to be a key reference.


Game theory and learning for wireless networks : fundamentals and applications

Authors Samson Lasaulce, Hamidou Tembine
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

* The first tutorial-style book that gives all the relevant theory at the right level of rigor, for the wireless communications engineer.

* Bridges the gap between theory and practice by giving examples and case studies showing how game theory can solve real-word problems.

* Contains algorithms and techniques to implement game theory in wireless terminals.

Written by leading experts in the field, Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks Covers how theory can be used to solve prevalent problems in wireless networks such as power control, resource allocation or medium access control. With the emphasis now on promoting ‘green’ solutions in the wireless field where power consumption is minimized, there is an added focus on developing network solutions that maximizes the use of the spectrum available.

With the growth of distributed wireless networks such as Wi-Fi and the Internet; the push to develop ad hoc and cognitive networks has led to a considerable interest in applying game theory to wireless communication systems. Game Theory and Learning for Wireless Networks is the first comprehensive resource of its kind, and is ideal for wireless communications R&D engineers and graduate students.

Samson Lasaulce is a senior CNRS researcher at the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (LSS) at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is also a part-time professor in the Department of Physics at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

Hamidou Tembine is a professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Merouane Debbah is a professor at Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He is the holder of the Alcatel-Lucent chair in flexible radio since 2007.

The first tutorial style book that gives all the relevant theory, at the right level of rigour, for the wireless communications engineer. Bridges the gap between theory and practice by giving examples and case studies showing how game theory can solve real world resource allocation problems. Contains algorithms and techniques to implement game theory in wireless terminals.

Aug 22

CIRCULATION BOOKS


System analysis and design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lorelie Grepo (IEOR)

Author Roberta M. Roth
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Alan Dennis’ 5th Edition of Systems Analysis and Design continues to build upon previous issues with it hands-on approach to systems analysis and design with an even more in-depth focus on the core set of skills that all analysts must possess. Dennis continues to capture the experience of developing and analyzing systems in a way that readers can understand and apply and develop a rich foundation of skills as a systems analyst.

Introduction to soil mechanics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 162)

Author Bela Bodo
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Introduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basic principles of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties of soil are important, the techniques used to understand and characterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then applied in construction.   The authors have endeavoured to define and discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear, detailed explanations, and a well-illustrated text with diagrams, charts, graphs and tables. With many practical, worked examples and end-of-chapter and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to Soil Mechanics will be an ideal starting point for the study of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.


Product design and engineering: formulation of gels and pastes

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 157)

Author Christis Kassapoglou
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition builds on the first edition and includes two new chapters on composite fittings and the design of a composite panel, as well additional exercises.  The book enables graduate students and engineers to generate meaningful and robust designs of complex composite structures. A compilation of analysis and design methods for structural components made of advanced composites, it begins with simple parts such as skins and stiffeners and progresses through to applications such as entire components of fuselages and wings. It provides a link between theory and day-to-day design practice, using theory to derive solutions that are applicable to specific structures and structural details used in industry.

Starting with the basic mathematical derivation followed by simplifications used in real-world design, Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition presents the level of accuracy and range of applicability of each method along with design guidelines derived from experience combined with analysis.  The author solves in detail examples taken from actual applications to show how the concepts can be applied, solving the same design problem with different methods based on different drivers (e.g. cost or weight) to show how the final configuration changes as the requirements and approach change. Each chapter is followed by exercises that represent specific design problems often encountered in the aerospace industry but which are also applicable in the in the automotive, marine, and construction industries.

  • Updated to include additional exercises, that represent real design problems encountered in the aerospace industry, but which are also applicable in the in the automotive, marine, and construction industries.
  • Includes two new chapters. One on composite fittings and another on application and the design of a composite panel.
  • Provides a toolkit of analysis and design methods that enable engineers and graduate students to generate meaningful and robust designs of complex composite structures.
  • Provides solutions that can be used in optimization schemes without having to run finite element models at each iteration; thus speeding up the design process and allowing the examination of many more alternatives than traditional approaches.
  • Supported by a complete set of lecture slides and solutions to the exercises hosted on a companion website for instructors.

The Theory and practice of sustainable engineering

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 197)

Author Braden R. Allenby
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Pearson Prentice Hall

The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering is appropriate to use in sustainable engineering classes for both majors and non-majors. This textbook was designed as the basis for a course in itself, but it can be used to provide modules in existing courses, or as a supplementary text in sustainable engineering, green engineering, industrial ecology, sustainability law and policy, and environmental courses.

Sustainable engineering is learning how to engineer responsibly and professionally in the Anthropocene: the Age of the Human. This textbook sketches out the cultural, social, institutional, and environmental context within which engineering and, more broadly, technology systems are now situated. It provides frameworks to facilitate understanding, communication, and the solving of highly complex problems with significant technological dimensions — all in the name of generating more capable professionals competent in their chosen field, who are able to integrate other disciplines to address complex adaptive systems.


Water and wastewater treatment : a guide for the nonengineering professional

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 132)

Author Joanne E. Drinan
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Lauded for its engaging, highly readable style, the best-selling first edition became the premier guide for nonengineers involved in water and wastewater treatment operations. Water and Wastewater Treatment: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional, Second Edition continues to provide a simple, nonmathematical account of the unit processes used to treat both drinking water and wastewater.

Completely revised and expanded, this second edition adds new material on technological advances, regulatory requirements, and other current issues facing the water and wastewater industries. Using step-by-step, jargon-free language, the authors present all the basic unit processes involved in drinking water and wastewater treatment. They describe each unit process, the function of the process in water or wastewater treatment, and the basic equipment used in each process. They also explain how the processes fit together within a drinking water or wastewater treatment system and discuss the fundamental concepts that constitute water and wastewater treatment processes as a whole.

Avoiding mathematics, chemistry, and biology, the book includes numerous illustrations for easy comprehension of concepts and processes. It also contains chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations for quick reference.


Engineering design, planning, and management

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

Author Hugh Jack
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book covers the product design process in the context of both established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will discover the usefulness of the design process model through practical examples and applications from across the engineering disciplines.

Author Hugh Jack takes the reader through phases ranging from risk assessment and need identification through specification and detailed design, addressing intellectual property issues as well. Recognizing that design is a process commonly performed in teams, Jack also covers project management and team dynamic topics where appropriate.

  • Chapter objectives and end-of-chapter exercises for each chapter
  • Supported by a set of PowerPoint slides for instructor use
  • Available correlation table links chapter content to ABET criteria

Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd ed.

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

Author Benny Raphael
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Computers are ubiquitous throughout all life-cycle stages of engineering, from conceptual design to manufacturing maintenance, repair and replacement.  It is essential for all engineers to be aware of the knowledge behind computer-based tools and techniques they are likely to encounter. The computational technology, which allows engineers to carry out design, modelling, visualisation,  manufacturing, construction and management of products and infrastructure is known as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE).

Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides the foundation knowledge of computing that is essential for all engineers. This knowledge is independent of hardware and software characteristics and thus, it is expected to remain valid throughout an engineering career. This Second Edition is enhanced with treatment of new areas such as network science and the computational complexity of distributed systems.

Key features:

  • Provides extensive coverage of almost all aspects of Computer-Aided Engineering, outlining general concepts such as fundamental logic, definition of engineering tasks and computational complexity
  • Every chapter revised and expanded following more than ten years of experience teaching courses on the basis of the first edition
  • Covers numerous representation frameworks and reasoning strategies
  • Considers the benefits of increased computational power, parallel computing and cloud computing
  • Offers many practical engineering examples and exercises, with lecture notes available for many of the topics/chapters from the ASCE Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology, Global Centre of Excellence in Computing (www.asceglobalcenter.org), providing a valuable resource for lecturers.
  • Accompanied by a website hosting updates and solutions

Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides essential knowledge on computing theory in engineering contexts for students, researchers and practising engineers.


Remote sensing of global croplands for food security

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Julius Bañgate (GE)

Editor Prasad S. Thenkabail
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water resources in a changing climate have created a crisis like situation in global food security. Decision makers in these situations need accurate information based on science. Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security provides a comprehensive knowledge base in use of satellite sensor-based maps and statistics that can be used to develop strategies for croplands (irrigated and rainfed) and their water use for food security.

Over 50 Multi-disciplinary Global Experts Give Insight and Provide Practical Approaches

Emphasizing practical mapping technologies based on advanced remote sensing data and methods, this book provides approaches for estimating irrigated and rainfed cropland areas and their water use on a national, continental, or global basis. Written by 50+ leading experts working at the forefront of this critical area, it offers case studies from a variety of continents highlighting the subtle requirements of each. In a very practical way it demonstrates the experience, utility, and models for determining water resources used and resulting yields of irrigated and rainfed croplands. The authors discuss: (a) innovative methods used for mapping croplands, (b) approaches adopted to collect cropland data in different countries by traditional and non-traditional means, (c) accuracies, uncertainties, and errors involved in producing cropland products, (d) surface energy balance models used to assess crop water use, and (e) extensive results and outcomes pertaining to global croplands and their water use.

Develop Strategies for an Enhanced Green Revolution and an Accelerated Blue Revolution

Linking croplands to water use and food security, the book provides a global perspective on this sensitive issue. It gives insight into the extent of cropland usage, their spatial distribution, their cropping intensities, and their water use patterns. The editors collect the experience, methods, models, and results that show the way forward and help in decision-making on water resources and food security. All of this is required for developing strategies for an enhanced green revolution and for an accelerated blue revolution.


Satellite technology : principles and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Julius Bañgate  (GE)

Author Anil K. Maini
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

Offering readers a concise and yet comprehensive reference, Satellite Technologyprovides a unique coverage of both the principles and applications in this wide field. This book covers the technological and application aspects of satellites in one volume, ensuring not only extensive coverage of communications-related applications of satellites, but also other important applications such as remote sensing, weather forecasting, navigation, scientific and military.

The essentials of satellite technology are explained, by giving an introduction to the fundamental topics such as orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations before going on to describe satellite hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques and link design. Topics range from the history and evolution of satellites, and the laws governing motion of artificial satellites around earth, to multiplexing techniques, satellite subsystems and link design fundamentals.

  • Amply illustrated with a large number of figures and photographs, as well as relevant mathematics and design examples
  • Contains a large number of problems with solutions, which would particularly benefit students at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Companion website provides a complete compendium on features and facilities of satellites and satellite launch vehicles from past, present and planned futuristic satellite missions for various applications

The coverage of satellite technology together with its applications make the book an essential reference book for professionals, R&D scientists and engineers and students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Database system concepts, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Julius Bañgate  (GmE 223)

Author Abraham Silberschatz
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The Title “Database System Concepts 5th Edition, International Edition” is written by S. Sudarshan. This book was published in the year 2006. The ISBN number 007124476X|9780071244763 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 5th Edition, International Edition edition. This book has total of pp. xxvi + 1142 (Pages).

Hydrogen and fuel cells : emerging technologies and applications

Recommending faculty:   Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME)

Author Bent Sorensen
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Academic Press

 

A hydrogen economy, in which this one gas provides the source of all energy needs, is often touted as the long-term solution to the environmental and security problems associated with fossil fuels. However, before hydrogen can be used as fuel on a global scale we must establish cost effective means of producing, storing, and distributing the gas, develop cost efficient technologies for converting hydrogen to electricity (e.g. fuel cells), and creating the infrastructure to support all this. Sorensen is the only text available that provides up to date coverage of all these issues at a level appropriate for the technical reader.

The book not only describes the “how” and “where” aspects of hydrogen fuels cells usage, but also the obstacles and benefits of its use, as well as the social implications (both economically and environmental). Written by a world-renowned researcher in energy systems, this thoroughly illustrated and cross-referenced book is an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and students in the field of renewable energy.

  • Updated sections on PEM fuel cells, Molten carbonate cells, Solid Oxide cells and Biofuel cells
  • Updated material to reflect the growing commercial acceptance of stationary and portable fuel cell systems, while also recognizing the ongoing research in automotive fuel cell systems
  • A new example of a regional system based on renewable energy sources reflects the growing international attention to uses of renewable energy as part of the energy grid
  • Examples of life cycle analysis of environmental and social impacts

Hyperspectral data processing : algorithm design and analysis

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang (GE)

Author Chein-I Chang
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Hyperspectral Data Processing: Algorithm Design and Analysis is a culmination of the research conducted in the Remote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory (RSSIPL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Specifically, it treats hyperspectral image processing and hyperspectral signal processing as separate subjects in two different categories. Most materials covered in this book can be used in conjunction with the author’s first book, Hyperspectral Imaging: Techniques for Spectral Detection and Classification, without much overlap.

Many results in this book are either new or have not been explored, presented, or published in the public domain. These include various aspects of endmember extraction, unsupervised linear spectral mixture analysis, hyperspectral information compression, hyperspectral signal coding and characterization, as well as applications to conceal target detection, multispectral imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. Hyperspectral Data Processing contains eight major sections:

  • Part I: provides fundamentals of hyperspectral data processing
  • Part II: offers various algorithm designs for endmember extraction
  • Part III: derives theory for supervised linear spectral mixture analysis
  • Part IV: designs unsupervised methods for hyperspectral image analysis
  • Part V: explores new concepts on hyperspectral information compression
  • Parts VI & VII: develops techniques for hyperspectral signal coding and characterization
  • Part VIII: presents applications in multispectral imaging and magnetic resonance imaging

Hyperspectral Data Processing compiles an algorithm compendium with MATLAB codes in an appendix to help readers implement many important algorithms developed in this book and write their own program codes without relying on software packages.

Hyperspectral Data Processing is a valuable reference for those who have been involved with hyperspectral imaging and its techniques, as well those who are new to the subject.



Aug 7

_______________________________________________________

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 225, no. 6: June 2014
Publisher National Geographic Society

National Geographic

Portal

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 3, no. 2 : 2014
Publisher Media Access

Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest

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

Time

Ergonoma

Place of Publication Paris, France
Date of Publication July-August-September 2014
Publisher AMT Europe

Time

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication Vol. 18, nos. 1-9, Jan-Nov 2013
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Time

_______________________________________________________