Feb 17

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Building integrated business intelligence solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Authors Philo Janus and Stacia Misner
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Master Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Tools

Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010 explains how to take full advantage of Microsoft’s collaborative business intelligence (BI) tools. A variety of powerful, flexible technologies are covered, including SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Excel, Excel Services, PowerPivot, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SharePoint Server 2010, PerformancePoint Services, and Master Data Services. This practical guide focuses on deveoloping end-to-end BI solutions that foster informed decision making.

  • Create a multidimensional store for aggregating business data with SSAS
  • Maximize the analysis capabilities of Excel and Excel Services
  • Combine data from different sources and connect data for analysis with PowerPivot
  • Move data into the system using SSIS, InfoPath, Streamsight, and SharePoint 2010 External Lists
  • Build and publish reports with SSRS
  • Integrate data from disparate applications, using SharePoint 2010 BI features
  • Create scorecards and dashboards with PerformancePoint Services
  • Summarize large volumes of data in charts and graphs
  • Use the SSRS map feature for complex visualizations of spatial data
  • Uncover patterns and relationships in data using the SSAS data mining engine
  • Handle master data management with Master Data Services
  • Publish the components of your BI solution and perform administrative tasks

Computing essentials 2012 : making IT work for you, Introductory edition

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Authors Timothy J. O’Leary, Linda I. O’Leary
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

O’Leary, Computing Essentials 2012Introductory and Complete versions available”Making IT Work for You!”Your essential guide to computing concepts…Computing Essentials 2012 provides you with a complete learning solution focusing on the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology. Students are given a streamlined, concise, relevant approach to the fundamental issues surrounding the world of computing through a balance between theory and applied learning of these important topics. Overall, all of the items featured with this text-including the end-of-chapter materials and the text Web site-work together to help students truly understand the basics of computer concepts.


Computing essentials 2013 : making IT work for you, Introductory edition

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Authors Timothy J. O’Leary, Linda I. O’Leary
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Computing Essentials 2013…Making IT Work for You! How are you learning about the most important, essential, and current concepts of information technology? Computing Essentials 2013 allows you to Make IT Work for You through relevant Explorations, Ethics and Environment themes throughout each chapter. Make IT Work for You!


Dynamic web programming : a beginner’s guide

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Authors Marty Matthews, John Cronan
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Move beyond basic Web design by learning to create dynamic Web content

To create a dynamic page on which content changes in response to events requires programming and the potential use of databases. Dynamic Web Programming: A Beginner’s Guide starts by covering HTML, XHTML, and CSS. You will then learn to use JavaScript to implement elements such as rollover events, popups, and calculations. The book explains how to use PHP to create guest books, blogs, and page transitions, as well as how to implement a database-driven Web site with MySQL.


Embedded systems hardware for software engineers

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Author Ed Lipiansky
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HARDWARE FUNDAMENTALS

Embedded Systems Hardware for Software Engineers describes the electrical and electronic circuits that are used in embedded systems, their functions, and how they can be interfaced to other devices.

Basic computer architecture topics, memory, address decoding techniques, ROM, RAM, DRAM, DDR, cache memory, and memory hierarchy are discussed. The book covers key architectural features of widely used microcontrollers and microprocessors, including Microchip’s PIC32, ATMEL’s AVR32, and Freescale’s MC68000. Interfacing to an embedded system is then described. Data acquisition system level design considerations and a design example are presented with real-world parameters and characteristics. Serial interfaces such as RS-232, RS-485, PC, and USB are addressed and printed circuit boards and high-speed signal propagation over transmission lines are covered with a minimum of math. A brief survey of logic families of integrated circuits and programmable logic devices is also contained in this in-depth resource.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Architecture examples
  • Memory
  • Memory address decoding
  • Read-only memory and other related devices
  • Input and output ports
  • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Interfacing to external devices
  • Transmission lines
  • Logic families of integrated circuits and their signaling characteristics
  • The printed circuit board
  • Programmable logic devices
  • Test equipment: oscilloscopes and logic analyzers

The Apple experience : secrets to building insanely great customer loyalty

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Author Carmine Gallo
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Reinvent your business to deliver Apple-like customer satisfaction and profits

In The Apple Experience, internationally bestselling author Carmine Gallo details the principles and practices behind this total commitment to the customer and explains how your brand can achieve outstanding results by delivering this same high standard of service.

Carmine Gallo interviewed professionals at all levels who have studied Apple, and he spent hundreds of hours observing the selling floor in Apple’s retail space and learning about Apple’s vision and philosophy. Using insights and data from these sources, he breaks down Apple’s customercentric model to provide an action plan with three distinct areas of focus:

  • Inspire Your Internal Customer with training, support, and communications that create a “feedback loop” for improving performance at every level
  • Serve Your External Customer with irresistible brand stories and dedicated salespeople who embody the APPLE five steps of service– Approach, Probe, Present, Listen, End with a fond farewell
  • Set the Stage by ensuring that no element is overlooked in creating an immersive retail environment where customers can see, touch, and learn about your products

With The Apple Experience, you can improve the return on your investment in retail by adding real value to every customer interaction. Better still, any business that deals with people–employees or customers–can adopt the techniques to achieve Apple-like market dominance by enriching lives, building loyalty, and reimagining the customer experience.


Structural ceramics : fundamentals and case studies

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author F. L. Riley
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book provides an introduction to the structural ceramics, their processing and properties. Five important groups of materials, porcelain, alumina, silicon carbide, silicon nitride and zirconia, are presented as case studies. Historical developments, the properties of constituent components, and relationships between production methods, resulting microstructures, and materials properties, are explained. The structural ceramics have many commercial applications, ranging from high voltage insulation and hot-gas filtration, to metal machining tools and surgical implants. These applications depend on combinations of chemical, physical and mechanical properties, which include structural stability over wide temperature ranges, strength, hardness, and resistance to wear. Over 200 diagrams and photographs provide visual aids to learning, and end of chapter summaries pull together key points. With numerous review questions to test understanding of the topics covered, and extensive referencing, this book is ideal for those studying materials science and engineering, or starting research in the structural ceramics area.


Structural ceramics : fundamentals and case studies, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This edition is fully revised to reflect the current state off thefield.
* Significant additions include ultramicroelectrodes, modifiedelectrodes, and scanning probe methods.
* Many chapters have been modified and improved, includingelectrode kinetics, voltammetric methods, and mechanisms of coupledchemical reactions.


Engineering catastrophes : causes and effects of major accidents, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author John Lancaster
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2005
Publisher CRC Press

There is much to be gained from the study of catastrophes. Likewise the records of accidents in industry and transport are of great importance, not only for indicating trends in the incidence of loss or casualties, but also as a measure of human behavior.

The third edition of this well received book places emphasis on the human factor, with the first two chapters providing a method of analyzing the records of accident and all-cause mortality rates to show their relationship with levels of economic development and growth rates, and to make suggestions as to the ways in which such processes may be linked. Later chapters examine the effects of technological change on safety, the technical background behind failures, and the effects of natural catastrophes. Case histories throughout the book show how human frailty, the unexpected weakness of materials, or a combination of both can lead to dire and tragic circumstances.

Probing the core factors underlying some of the most notorious catastrophes in recent history, Engineering Catastrophes: Causes and Effects of Major Accidents, Third Edition offers critical hindsight to help current and future engineers avoid repeating past mistakes.


Feb 13

CIRCULATION BOOKS


HTML5 multimedia developer’s guide

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Author Ken Bluttman and Lee Cottrell
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw Hill

Develop cross-platform multimedia applications with HTML5

Now you can create rich, interactive content in the browser and deploy it across all platforms. HTML5 Multimedia Developer’s Guide shows you how. You’ll learn to use the revolutionary new features of HTML5, including the native audio, video, and drawing elements that eliminate the need for third-party plug-ins. New tags, the simplified doctype, local data storage, drag-and-drop, and geolocation are also covered. Detailed code examples illustrate the techniques discussed. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to develop amazing multimedia applications and websites with HTML5.

  • Use canvas for drawing, animation, effects, and events
  • Create and view videos with the native video element
  • Add and play audio files with the native audio element
  • Take advantage of local data storage functions
  • Apply drag-and-drop functionality
  • Build location-aware web pages with the geolocation property
  • Develop well-structured pages using the new semantic layout tags
  • Add functionality to web forms with the new form objects
  • Learn about new CSS3 properties and enhancements
  • Use the editable content and offline files features
  • Work with JavaScript and other technologies

Managing Oracle Fusion applications

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Richard Bingham
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Master Oracle Fusion Applications

Administer a fully integrated application management framework across your enterprise using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Managing Oracle Fusion Applications first explains key principles and then logically groups utilities into practical, ready-to-use toolboxes. Learn how to build lifecycle models, deliver dynamic business intelligence, optimize performance, mitigate risk, and integrate the latest Web 2.0 and social networking features. Compliance, security, and testing techniques are also covered in this comprehensive resource.

  • Understand the components and architecture of Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Plan, develop, and implement an effective application management plan
  • Resolve reliability issues with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Configure and deploy applications from the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console
  • Adjust run-time parameters using Java Management Extensions and MBeans
  • Generate and distribute reports using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g
  • Establish solid user authentication, access control, and data protection policies
  • Work with Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Intelligence

Multimedia demystified

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Jennifer Coleman Dowling
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Learn cutting-edge MULTIMEDIA skills!

Discover how to create impressive multimedia projects using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Multimedia Demystified is filled with information on the latest technologies, as well as design and production guidelines.

This practical guide provides a background on multimedia and then delves into the elements that make up a successful multimedia project. You’ll learn about software and hardware tools, digital photography, sound editing, web authoring with HTML, vector graphics, file formats, computer animation, and much more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:

  • Graphics, images, text, and typography
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Music, sound effects, and video
  • Authoring for multimedia functionality
  • Software and hardware
  • Delivering the final project to the intended audience

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Multimedia Demystified helps you master this marketable skill.


Plug-in PHP : 100 power solutions

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Robin Nixon
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Practical solutions to real-world problems
This practical guide gives you 100 ready-to-run PHP functions for solving most of the main problems you encounter when building a dynamic website with PHP. Every plug-in in the book offers a complete and working solution for a result you can achieve right away, using ready-made code you simply drop into your own program. And there’s little or no learning curve, because each one is self-contained and thoroughly documented.

Packed with tips and suggestions
Plug-in PHP is packed with programming tips and suggestions for further adapting the functions to your own needs, and even breaks down all the variables, arrays and functions used by each into at-a-glance tables, accompanied by a screen grab of every function in action. This makes the book extremely easy to use, even for complete beginners to PHP programming.

Real world solutions
Plug-in PHP has everything you need for:

  • Processing text
  • Image uploading and manipulation
  • Content management
  • Forms and user input
  • Integrating your website with others
  • Creating chat and messaging services
  • Using MySQL
  • Managing sessions and cookies
  • Dealing with APIs; RSS; and XML
  • Integrating with JavaScript and Ajax
  • Accessing geo-location
  • Spell checking and language translation
  • A great deal more…

The author’s personal toolkit
Written by a PHP expert with many years of experience developing websites in PHP and writing about PHP development, this invaluable resource draws on the author’s personal toolkit of solutions built up over the years. This means they are fast, tried-and-tested functions that have been proven to work in the real world, and they will work for you too.


Vibrations of continuous systems

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Arthur W. Leissa, Mohamad S. Qatu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ON THE VIBRATIONS OF CONTINUOUS SYSTEMS

Written by experts in the field, Vibrations of Continuous Systems expalins the vibrational behavior of basic structural components and elements. Several real-world applications in various fields, including acoustics and aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering, are highlighted. The book includes the derivation of the governing equations of motion and emphasizes the interplay between mathematics and physical understanding. Challenging end-of-chapter problems reinforce the concepts presented in this detailed guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Transverse vibrations of strings
  • Longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars
  • Beam vibrations
  • Membrane vibrations
  • Plate vibrations
  • Shell vibrations
  • Vibrations of three-dimensional bodies
  • Vibrations of composite continuous systems

Web design demystified

Donor: The Asia Foundation

Editor Wendy Willard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Website DESIGN just got a whole lot EASIER!

Learn the latest website development tools, techniques, and best practices. Web Design Demystified provides the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering website planning and designing for screens. Then, you’ll learn how to build pages, use and integrate HTML and CSS, work with JavaScript, PHP, and XML, and use templates. Get tips for testing and going live as well as information on e-mail design and search engine optimization. Clear examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn how to:

  • Create design mockups that meet the project goals
  • Add images and multimedia with HTML
  • Style text, lists, links, and forms with CSS
  • Integrate HTML and CSS for layout
  • Improve your site’s search engine ranking
  • Code HTML for e-mail

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an intermediate user, Web Design Demystified gives you the tools you need to create successful websites.


Model-based design for embedded systems

Author Gabriela Nicolescu, Pieter J. Mosterman
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

The demands of increasingly complex embedded systems and associated performance computations have resulted in the development of heterogeneous computing architectures that often integrate several types of processors, analog and digital electronic components, and mechanical and optical components—all on a single chip. As a result, now the most prominent challenge for the design automation community is to efficiently plan for such heterogeneity and to fully exploit its capabilities.

A compilation of work from internationally renowned authors, Model-Based Design for Embedded Systems elaborates on related practices and addresses the main facets of heterogeneous model-based design for embedded systems, including the current state of the art, important challenges, and the latest trends. Focusing on computational models as the core design artifact, this book presents the cutting-edge results that have helped establish model-based design and continue to expand its parameters.

The book is organized into three sections: Real-Time and Performance Analysis in Heterogeneous Embedded Systems, Design Tools and Methodology for Multiprocessor System-on-Chip, and Design Tools and Methodology for Multidomain Embedded Systems. The respective contributors share their considerable expertise on the automation of design refinement and how to relate properties throughout this refinement while enabling analytic and synthetic qualities. They focus on multi-core methodological issues, real-time analysis, and modeling and validation, taking into account how optical, electronic, and mechanical components often interface.

Model-based design is emerging as a solution to bridge the gap between the availability of computational capabilities and our inability to make full use of them yet. This approach enables teams to start the design process using a high-level model that is gradually refined through abstraction levels to ultimately yield a prototype. When executed well, model-based design encourages enhanced performance and quicker time to market for a product. Illustrating a broad and diverse spectrum of applications such as in the automotive aerospace, health care, consumer electronics, this volume provides designers with practical, readily adaptable modeling solutions for their own practice.


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Feb 9

RESERVE BOOKS


Computer networking : a top-down approach, 6th ed., International ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Pearson

Building on the successful top-down approach of previous editions, the Sixth Edition of Computer Networking continues with an early emphasis on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces (the top layer), encouraging a hands-on experience with protocols and networking concepts, before working down the protocol stack to more abstract layers.

This book has become the dominant book for this course because of the authors’ reputations, the precision of explanation, the quality of the art program, and the value of their own supplements.


Digital image processing using MATLAB, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods, Steven L. Eddins
Place of Publication [United States]
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Gatesmark Pub.

Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB is the first book to offer a balanced treatment of image processing fundamentals and the software principles used in their implementation. The book integrates material from the leading text, Digital Image Processing by Gonzalez and Woods, and the Image Processing Toolbox from The MathWorks, Inc., a leader in scientific computing. The Image Processing Toolbox provides a stable, well-supported software environment for addressing a broad range of applications in digital image processing. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on showing how to enhance those tools by developing new code. This is important in image processing, an area that normally requires extensive experimental work in order to arrive at acceptable application solutions. Some Highlights: (1) This new edition is an extensive upgrade of the book. (2) Over 120 new MATLAB image processing functions are developed, a 40 % increase over existing functions in the Image Processing Toolbox. (3) Algorithms and MATLAB functions in the mainstream of digital image processing are discussed and implemented, including: Intensity transformations; spatial filtering; fuzzy image processing; filtering in the frequency domain; image restoration and reconstruction; geometric transformations and image registration; color image processing; wavelets; image and video compression; morphology; image segmentation; image representation and description; and object recognition. (4) In addition to a major revision of the topics from the first edition, features in this edition include new coverage of: The Radon transform; image processing functions based on function-generating functions (function factories); geometric transformations; image registration; color profiles and device-independent color conversions; functions for video compression; adaptive thresholding algorithms; new image features, including minimum-perimeter polygons and local (corner) features.


Probability and statistics for engineering and the sciences, 8th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Jay Devore
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

This comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics will give you the solid grounding you need no matter what your engineering specialty. Through the use of lively and realistic examples, the author helps you go beyond simply learning about statistics–you’ll also learn how to put the statistical methods to use. In addition, rather than focusing on rigorous mathematical development and potentially overwhelming derivations, Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences emphasizes concepts, models, methodology, and applications that facilitate your understanding.

About This Edition

This market-leading text provides a comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics for engineering students in all specialties. Proven, accurate, and lauded for its excellent examples, Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences evidences Jay Devore’s reputation as an outstanding author and leader in the academic community. Devore emphasizes concepts, models, methodology, and applications as opposed to rigorous mathematical development and derivations. Aided by his lively and realistic examples, students go beyond simply learning about statistics; they also learn how to put statistical methods to use.
New Features

  • More than 40 new examples and 100 new problems were carefully researched and written using the most up-to-date real data.
  • Chapter 1, “Overview and Descriptive Statistics,” contains a new subsection, “The Scope of Modern Statistics,” which describes and exemplifies how statistics is used in modern disciplines.
  • A significantly revised and simplified Chapter 8, “Tests of Hypotheses Based on a Single Sample,” also has a new subsection entitled “More on Interpreting P-values.”
  • Wherever possible throughout the book, the language has been tightened and simplified to improve clarity.

Additional Features

  • “Simulation Experiments” help students gain an understanding of sampling distributions and the insight they provide, especially when a derivation is too complex to carry out.
  • Strong computer coverage, especially with ANOVA and regression, is supported by an abundance of computer output from SAS® and MINITAB® and coverage of computer methods. Inclusion of JavaTM Applets from Gary McClelland’s Seeing Statistics, specifically designed for this calculus-based text, allows students to experience statistics firsthand.
  • Sample exams help students build confidence and master concepts prior to taking class exams; the glossary of symbols/acronyms, which includes text page references, is another useful study aid.
  • Several exercises refer to material covered in earlier sections and chapters, allowing students to more easily see the connections between concepts.
  • Virtually every example and exercise has a real-world context. Real data in exercises and examples stimulate students’ interest and enhance their comprehension of concepts.
  • Notable content includes a strong emphasis on the role that variation plays in statistics, emphasis on the nature of variation in the slope estimate in simple linear regression, and inclusion of a detailed description of pooled t procedures to provide a balance between un-pooled and pooled analyses.

Principles of communications : systems, modulation, and noise, 6th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Rodger E. Ziemer, William H. Tranter
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Electrical and computer engineers need to understand the most current technologies in the field. In order to provide the latest information, the sixth edition presents a new chapter that explores the principles of digital data transmission without the complicating factor of performance in noise.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Theory and applications of digital speech processing.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Lawrence R. Rabiner, Ronald W. Schafer
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson

Theory and Applications of Digital Speech Processing is ideal for graduate students in digital signal processing, and undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering. With its clear, up-to-date, hands-on coverage of digital speech processing, this text is also suitable for practicing engineers in speech processing.

This new text presents the basic concepts and theories of speech processing with clarity and currency, while providing hands-on computer-based laboratory experiences for students. The material is organized in a manner that builds a strong foundation of basics first, and then concentrates on a range of signal processing methods for representing and processing the speech signal.


Fundamentals of modern VLSI devices, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Yuan Taur, Tak H. Ning
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Learn the basic properties and designs of modern VLSI devices, as well as the factors affecting performance, with this thoroughly updated second edition. The first edition has been widely adopted as a standard textbook in microelectronics in many major US universities and worldwide. The internationally renowned authors highlight the intricate interdependencies and subtle trade-offs between various practically important device parameters, and provide an in-depth discussion of device scaling and scaling limits of CMOS and bipolar devices. Equations and parameters provided are checked continuously against the reality of silicon data, making the book equally useful in practical transistor design and in the classroom. Every chapter has been updated to include the latest developments, such as MOSFET scale length theory, high-field transport model and SiGe-base bipolar devices.


Principles and practice of automatic process control, 3rd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Carlos A. Smith, Armando B. Corripio
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Wiley

This is a practical guide for understanding and implementing industrial control strategies. Highly practical and applied, this Third Edition of Smith and Corripio’s “Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control” continues to present all the necessary theory for the successful practice of automatic process control. The authors discuss both introductory and advanced control strategies, and show how to apply those strategies in industrial examples drawn from their own professional practice. Now revised, this Third Edition features: expanded coverage of the development of dynamic balances (Chapter 3); a new chapter on modeling and simulation (Chapter 13); more extensive discussion of distributive control systems; new tuning exercises (Appendix D); guidelines for plant wide control and two new design case studies (Appendix B); new operating case studies (Appendix E); Book Website containing simulations to practice the tuning of feedback controllers, cascade controllers, and feedforward controllers, and the MATLAB[registered] files for simulation examples and problem. With this text, you can: learn the mathematical tools used in the analysis and design of process control systems; gain a complete understanding of the steady state behavior of processes; develop dynamic mathematical process models that will help you in the analysis, design, and operation of control systems; understand how the basic components of control systems work; design and tune feedback controllers; apply a variety of techniques that enhance feedback control, including cascade control, ratio control, override control, selective control, feedforward control, multivariable control, and loop interaction; and, master the fundamentals of dynamic simulation of process control systems using MATLAB.