Oct 22

RESERVE BOOKS


Data structures and algorithms in Java, Sixth edition, International student version

Authors Michael T. Goodrich, Roberto Tamassia, Michael H. Goldwasser
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Wiley

The design and analysis of efficient data structures has long been recognized as a key component of the Computer Science curriculum. Goodrich and Tomassia’s approach to this classic topic is based on the object-oriented paradigm as the framework of choice for the design of data structures. For each ADT presented in the text, the authors provide an associated Java interface. Concrete data structures realizing the ADTs are provided as Java classes implementing the interfaces. The Java code implementing fundamental data structures in this book is organized in a single Java package, net.datastructures. This package forms a coherent library of data structures and algorithms in Java specifically designed for educational purposes in a way that is complimentary with the Java Collections Framework.


Materials science and engineering, 9th edition, SI version

Authors William D. Callister, Jr., David G. Rethwisch
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Materials Science and Engineering, 9th Edition provides engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. The relationships among processing, structure, properties, and performance components for steels, glass-ceramics, polymer fibers, and silicon semiconductors are explored throughout the chapters.


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Scanning transmission electron microscopy of nanomaterials : basics of imaging and analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Meliton Ordillas, Jr.

Editor Nobuo Tanaka
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Imperial College Press

The basics, present status and future prospects of high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) are described in the form of a textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. This volume covers recent achievements in the field of STEM obtained with advanced technologies such as spherical aberration correction, monochromator, high-sensitivity electron energy loss spectroscopy and the software of image mapping. The future prospects chapter also deals with z-slice imaging and confocal STEM for 3D analysis of nanostructured materials.

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in the field of nanomaterials and nanostructures.


Ceramics and composites processing methods

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jill Manapat

Editors Narottam P. Bansal, Aldo R. Boccaccini
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Examines the latest processing and fabrication methods There is increasing interest in the application of advanced ceramic materials in diverse areas such as transportation, energy, environmental protection and remediation, communications, health, and aerospace. This book guides readers through a broad selection of key processing techniques for ceramics and their composites, enabling them to manufacture ceramic products and components with the properties needed for various industrial applications. With chapters contributed by internationally recognized experts in the field of ceramics, the book includes traditional fabrication routes as well as new and emerging approaches in order to meet the increasing demand for more reliable ceramic materials. Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods is divided into three sections: * Densification, covering the fundamentals and practice of sintering, pulsed electric current sintering, and viscous phase silicate processing * Chemical Methods, examining colloidal methods, sol-gel, gel casting, polymer processing, chemical vapor deposition, chemical vapor infiltration, reactive melt infiltration, and combustion synthesis * Physical Methods, including directional solidification, solid free-form fabrication, microwave processing, electrophoretic deposition, and plasma spraying Each chapter focuses on a particular processing method or approach. Collectively, these chapters offer readers comprehensive, state-of-the-science information on the many approaches, techniques, and methods for the processing and fabrication of advanced ceramics and ceramic composites. With its coverage of the latest processing methods, Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods is recommended for researchers and students in ceramics, materials science, structural materials, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology.


Software engineering for embedded systems : methods, practical techniques, and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors Robert Oshana, Mark Kraeling.
Place of Publication Maltham, MA
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Newnes

This Expert Guide gives you the techniques and technologies in software engineering 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 using software engineering methods to develop your embedded systems.

With this book you will learn:

  • The principles of good architecture for an embedded system
  • Design practices to help make your embedded project successful
  • Details on principles that are often a part of embedded systems, including digital signal processing, safety-critical principles, and development processes
  • Techniques for setting up a performance engineering strategy for your embedded system software
  • How to develop user interfaces for embedded systems
  • Strategies for testing and deploying your embedded system, and ensuring quality development processes
  • Practical techniques for optimizing embedded software for performance, memory, and power
  • Advanced guidelines for developing multicore software for embedded systems
  • How to develop embedded software for networking, storage, and automotive segments
  • How to manage the embedded development process

Includes contributions from:

Frank Schirrmeister, Shelly Gretlein, Bruce Douglass, Erich Styger, Gary Stringham, Jean Labrosse, Jim Trudeau, Mike Brogioli, Mark Pitchford, Catalin Dan Udma, Markus Levy, Pete Wilson, Whit Waldo, Inga Harris, Xinxin Yang, Srinivasa Addepalli, Andrew McKay, Mark Kraeling and Robert Oshana.

  • Road map of key problems/issues and references to their solution in the text
  • Review of core methods in the context of how to apply them
  • Examples demonstrating timeless implementation details
  • Short and to- the- point case studies show how key ideas can be implemented, the rationale for choices made, and design guidelines and trade-offs

Operational amplifier noise : techniques and tips for analyzing and reducing noise

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author Art Kay
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Newnes

Arthur Kay’s exciting new publication is a must have for practicing, professional electrical engineers. This comprehensive guide shows engineers how to design amplifiers and associated electronics to minimize noise, providing tricks, rules-of-thumb, and analysis to create successful low noise circuits. Forget the classical textbook traps of equations, virtual grounds, and a lot of double-speak, the novel but educational presentation used here uses definition-by -example and straight-forward analysis. This is the ultimate reference book for engineers who don’t have the time to read, since the concepts are presented in detailed pictures and then repeated in the text for those who like both.

Operational amplifiers play a vital role in modern electronics design. Today, op amps serve as the interfaces between the digital world of microprocessors, microcontrollers, and other digital circuits and the analog “real world”. If an analog signal must be amplified, conditioned, filtered, or converted to be used by a digital system, an op amp is almost always involved. Noise is an unwanted signal that will corrupt or distort the desired signal, and veteran engineers as well as new college graduates are often faced with a lack of experience in noise analysis for operational amplifiers. The author has created a publication that is packed with essential information, while still being accessible to all readers.

  • Clear, definition-by-example presentation allows for immediate use of techniques introduced;
  •  Tricks and rules-of-thumb, derived from author’s decades of experience;
  •  Extreme use of figures for rapid absorption of concepts;
  • Concise text explains the key points in all figures;
  • Accessible to all types of readers;
  • Analysis and design of low-noise circuits using op amps, including design tradeoffs for low-noise;
  • Desktop reference for designing low-noise op amp circuits for novice to experienced engineers;
  • Accurate measurement and prediction of intrinsic noise levels, using analysis by hand and SPICE simulation

Blasting in mining : new trends : workshop hosted by Fragblast 10 : the 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, New Delhi, India, 24-25 November, 2012

Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Editors Ajoy K. Ghose, Akhilesh Joshi
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Blasting practices in mines have undergone many changes in the recent past and continue to be honed and reconfigured to meet the demands of today’s mining needs.  This volume compiles papers of the workshop Blasting in Mines – New Trends, hosted by the Fragblast 10 Symposium .  The 17 papers provide a mix which highlight the evolving trends in blasting in mines.  These range from special techniques of cast blasting, applications of seed wave modelling for improved fragmentation, to design of mass blasts and controlled blasting for stability of pit-walls.  Blasting in Mines – New Trends will be of particular interest to mining and blasting engineers.


Mechanical excavation in mining and civil industries

Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Authors Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Taylor & Francis/CRC

The secret to streamlined scheduling of mining and civil engineering projects is a solid understanding of the basic concepts of rock cutting mechanics. Comparing theoretical values with experimental and real-world results, Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries thoroughly explains various rock cutting theories developed for chisel, conical, disc, and button cutters. The authors provide numerical examples on the effect of independent variables on dependent variables, as well as numerical and solved examples from real-life mining and civil engineering projects using equipment such as:

  • Hard- and soft-ground tunnel boring machines (TBMs)
  • Roadheaders
  • Shearers
  • Ploughs
  • Chain saws
  • Raise borers
  • Impact hammers
  • Large-diameter drill rigs
  • Microtunnel boring machines

This book assists students and practicing engineers in selecting the most appropriate machinery for a specific job and predicting machine performance to ensure efficient extraction, and offers background information on rock cutting mechanics and different mechanical miners.


Tunneling in rock by drilling and blasting : workshop hosted by Fragblast 10 : the 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, New Delhi, India, 24-25 November, 2012

Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Editors A. T. Spathis, R. N. Gupta
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema

Tunnelling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting presents the latest developments in the excavation of tunnels using the drilling and blasting method. Examples of work conducted throughout the world including the Indian sub-continent, Australia, and Sweden amongst others are discussed. These tunnel projects serve to illustrate the challenges and importance of drilling accuracy, the effect of geology, methods of vibration prediction and control, and techniques for assessing tunnel performance in terms of overbreak and underbreak, advance and rock mass damage. A number of case studies demonstrate the ingenuity required to successfully excavate tunnels in demanding circumstances. Finally, an overview is provided of the software tools and IT, and the explosives and initiation products used to implement tunnel blast designs.

Tunnelling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting is the outcome of the workshop, Tunnelling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting, hosted by the 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (Fragblast 10, November 2010, New Delhi, India), and is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in tunnelling in rock by drilling and blasting.


Characterization of solid materials and heterogeneous catalysts : from structure to surface reactivity, vol.1 & 2

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julie Anne del Rosario

Editors Michel Che and Jacques C. Vedrine
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Wiley-VCH

This two-volume book provides an overview of physical techniques used to characterize the structure of solid materials, on the one hand, and to investigate the reactivity of their surface, on the other. Therefore this book is a must-have for anyone working in fields related to surface reactivity. Among the latter, and because of its most important industrial impact, catalysis has been used as the directing thread of the book. After the preface and a general introduction to physical techniques by M. Che and J.C. Vedrine, two overviews on physical techniques are presented by G. Ertl and Sir J.M. Thomas for investigating model catalysts and porous catalysts, respectively. The book is organized into four parts: Molecular/Local Spectroscopies, Macroscopic Techniques, Characterization of the Fluid Phase (Gas and/ or Liquid), and Advanced Characterization. Each chapter focuses upon the following important themes: overview of the technique, most important parameters to interpret the experimental data, practical details, applications of the technique, particularly during chemical processes, with its advantages and disadvantages, conclusions.


Sustainable engineering : concepts, design, and case studies

Recommending faculty: Prof. Audric Zuriel Cruz

Authors David T. Allen, David R. Shonnard
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

Assessing Engineering Designs for Environmental, Economic, and Social Impact

Engineers will play a central role in addressing one of the twenty-first century’s key challenges: the development of new technologies that address societal needs and wants within the constraints imposed by limited natural resources and the need to protect environmental systems.

To create tomorrow’s sustainable products, engineers must carefully consider environmental, economic, and social factors in evaluating their designs. Fortunately, quantitative tools for incorporating sustainability concepts into engineering designs and performance metrics are now emerging. Sustainable Engineering introduces these tools and shows how to apply them.

Building on widely accepted principles they first introduced in Green Engineering, David T. Allen and David R. Shonnard discuss key aspects of designing sustainable systems in any engineering discipline. Their powerful, unified approach integrates essential engineering and quantitative design skills, industry perspectives, and case studies, enabling engineering professionals, educators, and students to incorporate sustainability throughout their work. Coverage includes:

  • A concise review of the natural resource and environmental challenges engineers face when designing for sustainability
  • Analysis and legislative frameworks for addressing environmental issues and sustainability
  • Methods for identifying green and sustainable materials
  • Principles for improving the sustainability of engineering designs
  • Tools for evaluating sustainable designs and monetizing their benefits

Materials science and engineering properties

Author Charles M. Gilmore
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROPERTIES is primarily aimed at mechanical and aerospace engineering students, building on actual science fundamentals before building them into engineering applications. Even though the book focuses on mechanical properties of materials, it also includes a chapter on materials selection, making it extremely useful to civil engineers as well. The purpose of this textbook is to provide students with a materials science and engineering text that offers a sufficient scientific basis that engineering properties of materials can be understood by students. In addition to the introductory chapters on materials science, there are chapters on mechanical properties, how to make strong solids, mechanical properties of engineering materials, the effects of temperature and time on mechanical properties, electrochemical effects on materials including corrosion, electroprocessing, batteries, and fuel cells, fracture and fatigue, composite materials, material selection, and experimental methods in material science. In addition, there are appendices on the web site that contain the derivations of equations and advanced subjects related to the written textbook, and chapters on electrical, magnetic, and photonic properties of materials.


Oct 12

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Product design modeling using CAD/CAE

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Virginia J. Soriano  (IE 122)

Author Kuang-Hua Chang
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, U
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Product Design Modeling using CAD/CAE is the third part of a four-part series. It is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, you will:

  • Understand basic design principles and all digital design paradigms
  • Understand computer-aided design, engineering, and manufacturing (CAD/CAE/CAM) tools available for various design-related tasks
  • Understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct all-digital design (ADD)
  • Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of essential elements for product modeling using the virtual engineering paradigm
  • Covers CAD/CAE in product design, including solid modeling, mechanical assembly, parameterization, product data management, and data exchange in CAD
  • Case studies and tutorial examples at the end of each chapter provide hands-on practice in implementing off-the-shelf computer design tools
  • Provides two projects showing the use of Pro/ENGINEER and SolidWorks to implement concepts discussed in the book

Project management, planning and control : managing engineering, construction and manufacturing projects to PMI, APM, and BSI standards

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Virginia J. Soriano  (IE 151)

Author Albert Lester
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Controlis an established and widely recommended project management handbook.With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information.Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, Project Management, Planning and Controlis aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help you test your understanding. It is also updated to match the latest BS 6079 standard for project management in construction.

  • Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’.
  • Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control-critical elements in the management of engineering projects.
  • Includes project management questions and answers, compiled by a former APM exam assessor, to help you test your knowledge and prepare for professional examinations.

Up and running with AutoCAD 2014 : 2D and 3D drawing and modeling

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Lagria  (ES 1)

Author Debasish Roy
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Get “Up and Running” with AutoCAD using Gindis’s combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in architecture, engineering and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom.

  • Strips away complexities, both real and perceived, and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts
  • Teaches only what is essential to operating AutoCAD first, thereby immediately building student confidence
  • All basic commands are documented step-by-step; what the student needs to type in and how AutoCAD responds is spelled out in discrete and clear steps with screen shots added as needed

New to this edition:

  • New and improved features include better integration with the AutoCAD certification exams, new Spotlight On sections, an expanded appendix, and more content on programming
  • 3D portion of the book has been expanded and improved, with new exercises, new features and a redone section on rendering
  • All discussions and screen shots have been updated for the current release of AutoCAD

Coal and coalbed gas : fueling the future

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao  (EgyE 220)

Author Romeo M. Flores
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Elsevier

Bridging the gap in expertise between coal and coalbed gas, subfields in which opportunities for cross training have been nonexistent, Coal and Coalbed Gassets the standard for publishing in these areas. This book treats coal and coalbed gas as mutually inclusive commodities in terms of their interrelated origin, accumulation, composition, distribution, generation, and development, providing a balanced understanding of this energy mix.Currently considered a non-renewable energy resource, coalbed gas, or coalbed methane, is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent years, countries have begun to seek and exploit coal for its clean gas energy in an effort to alleviate environmental issues that come with coal use, making a book on this topic particularly timely. This volume takes into account processes of coalification, gasification, and storage and reservoir characterization and evaluation and looks at water management and environmental impacts as well.

Solar energy engineering : processes and systems

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao  (EgyE 201)

Author Soteris A. Kalogirou
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Academic Press/Elsevier

Energy policy promoting sustainable development is transforming global energy markets. Solar power, the most abundant of all renewable resources, is crucial to greater achieving energy security and sustainability. This new edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems from Prof. Soteris Kalogirou, a renowned expert with over thirty years of experience in renewable energy systems and applications, includes revised and updated chapters on all areas of solar energy engineering from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The book includes high interest topics such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaic technology, solar thermal power systems, modeling of solar energy systems and includes a new chapter on wind energy systems. As solar energy’s vast potential environmental and socioeconomic benefits are broadly recognized, the second edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systemswill provide professionals and students with a resource on the basic principles and applications of solar energy systems and processes and can be used as a reference guide to practicing engineers who want to understand how solar systems operate and how to design the systems.

  • Written by one of the world’s most renowned experts in solar energy with over thirty years of experience in renewable and particularly solar energy applications
  • Provides updated chapters including new sections detailing solar collectors, uncertainties in solar collector performance testing, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), thermosiphonic systems performance prediction and solar updraft tower systems
  • Includes a new chapter on wind energy systems
  • Packed with reference tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems

Combustion : from basics to applications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Jennifer Fabular  (ME 165)

Author Maximilian Lackner
Place of Publication Weinheim, Germany
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley-Vch

Combustion, the process of burning, is defined as a chemical reaction between a combustible reactant (the fuel) and an oxidizing agent (such as air) in order to produce heat and in most cases light while new chemical species (e.g., flue gas components) are formed. This book covers a gap on the market by providing a concise introduction to combustion. Most of the other books currently available are targeted towards the experienced users and contain too many details and/or contain knowledge at a fairly high level. This book provides a brief and clear overview of the combustion basics, suitable for beginners and then focuses on practical aspects, rather than theory, illustrated by a number of industrial applications as examples. The content is aimed to provide a general understanding of the various concepts, techniques and equipment for students at all level as well as practitioners with little or no prior experience in the field. The authors are all international experts in the field of combustion technology and adopt here a clear didactic style with many practical examples to cover the most common solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. The associated environmental impacts are also discussed so that readers can develop an understanding of the major issues and the options available for more sustainable combustion processes. With a foreword by Katharina Kohse-Hoinghaus.


Control of cutting vibration and machining instability : a time-frequency approach for precision, micro and nano machining

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 136)

Author C. Steve Suh
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Machining instability is a topical area, and there are a wide range of publications that cover the topic. However, many of these previous studies have started by assuming that the behavior of the system can be linearised. Meanwhile, there are many recent advances in the fields of signal processing, nonlinear dynamics, and nonlinear control, all of which are relevant to the machining stability problem.  This book establishes the fundamentals of cutting mechanics and machine tool dynamics in the simultaneous time-frequency domain.  The new nonlinear control theory developed by the authors that facilitates simultaneous control of vibration amplitude in the time-domain and spectral response in the frequency-domain provides the foundation for the development of a controller architecture universally viable for the control of dynamic instability including bifurcation and chaos.  Once parameters underlying the coupling, interaction, and evolution of different cutting states and between the tool and workpiece are established, they can then be incorporated into the architecture to create a control methodology that mitigate machining instability and enable robust, chatter-free machine tool design applicable in particular to high speed micro- and nano-machining.

  • Presents new developments on machine tool vibration control based on discontinuous dynamical systems
  • Provides a clear and concise approach to the understanding and control of machine tool and workpiece vibrations from an alternative view, contributing to an in-depth understanding of cutting dynamics and robust control of machining instability
  • Equips the reader with the knowledge to understand the dynamics of cutting and operation of machine-tool systems in different conditions as well as the concept of cutting instability control
  • Includes data examples in MATLAB coding

Introduction to tunnel construction

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Givette Kristine Esguerra  (CE 432)

Author David Chapman
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Spon

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as structural issues. This book covers the whole range of areas that you need to know in order to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies of real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice.

The coverage includes:

  • Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions
  • Site investigation, parameter selection, and design considerations
  • Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques
  • Descriptions of the various tunnelling techniques
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Monitoring of tunnels during construction

Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals.


Spatial statistics & geostatistics : theory and applications for geographic information science & technology

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius Bangate (GE 231)

Author Yongwan Chun
Place of Publication Los Angeles
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher SAGE

Spatial Statistics and Geostatistics is the definitive text on spatial statistics. Its focus is on spatial statistics as a distinct form of statistical analysis and it includes computer components for ArcGIS, R, SAS, and WinBUGS. The teaching and learning objective of the text is to illustrate the use of basic spatial statistics and geostatistics, as well as the spatial filtering techniques used in all the relevant programs and software. Fully explanatory, Spatial Statistics and Geostatistics uses boxed computer code, diagrams, illustrations; and includes further readings. Case study and exemplary materials and data sets are also included.


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Elements of photogrammetry with applications in GIS, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Hilario Sean Palmiano  (CE 142)

Author Paul R. Wolf
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

The definitive guide to photogrammetry–fully updated

Thoroughly revised to cover the latest technological advances in the field, Elements of Photogrammetry with Applications in GIS, Fourth Edition, provides complete details on the foundational principles of photogrammetry as well as important advanced concepts. Significant changes in the instruments and procedures used in modern photogrammetry, including laser scanning, are discussed. Example problems clarify computational procedures and extensive photographs and diagrams illustrate the material presented in this comprehensive resource.Coverage includes:

  • Principles of photography and imaging
  • Cameras and other imaging devices
  • Image measurements and refinements
  • Object space coordinate systems
  • Vertical photographs
  • Stereoscopic viewing
  • Stereoscopic parallax
  • Stereoscopic plotting instruments
  • Laser scanning systems
  • Elementary methods of planimetric mapping for GIS
  • Titled and oblique photographs
  • Introduction to analytical photogrammetry
  • Topographic mapping and spatial data collection
  • Fundamental principles of digital image processing
  • Photogrammetric applications in GIS
  • Control for aerial photogrammetry
  • Aerotriangulation
  • Project planning
  • Terrestrial and close-range photogrammetry
Oct 9

RESERVE BOOKS


Electrical principles and practices : instructor’s resource guide, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Place of Publication Orland Park, Illinois
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher American Technical Publishers

Resources provided in Electrical Principles and Practices Instructor’s  Resource Guide highlight the basic principles of electrical circuits and systems and their application in industry.  The information in this instructor’s guide is designed to serve as a basis for instruction.  Like an artisan using specialized tools, including personal experience to further supplement this material.


The Essentials of computer organization and architecture, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Linda Null, Julia Lobur
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition was recently awarded a “Textbook Excellence Award” (“Texty”) from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) the only association devoted solely to serving textbook and academic authors since 1987 (www.TAAonline.net). The “Textbook Excellence Award” recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability. This is the third Texty award for Null and Lobur. They also won for their Second and Third Editions of this text. Updated and revised to reflect the most current data in the field, perennial bestseller The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition is comprehensive enough to address all necessary organization and architecture topics, but concise enough to be appropriate for a single-term course. Its focus on real-world examples and practical applications encourages students to develop a “big-picture” understanding of how essential organization and architecture concepts are applied in the computing world. In addition to direct correlation with the ACM/IEEE CS2013 guidelines for computer organization and architecture, the text exposes readers to the inner workings of a modern digital computer through an integrated presentation of fundamental concepts and principles. The fully revised and updated Fourth Edition includes the most up-to-the-minute data and resources available and reflects current technologies, including tablets and cloud computing. All-new exercises, expanded discussions, and feature boxes in every chapter implement even more real-world applications and current data, and many chapters include all-new examples. A full suite of student and instructor resources, including a secure companion website, Lecture Outlines in PowerPoint Format, and an Instructor Manual, complement the text. This award-winning, best-selling text is the most thorough, student-friendly, and accessible text on the market today. Key Features: • The Fourth Edition is in direct correlation with the ACM/IEEE CS2013 guidelines for computer organization and architecture, in addition to integrating material from additional knowledge units. • All-new material on a variety of topics, including zetabytes and yottabytes, automatons, tablet computers, graphic processing units, and cloud computing • The MARIE Simulator package allows students to learn the essential concepts of computer organization and architecture, including assembly language, without getting caught up in unnecessary and confusing details. • Full suite of ancillary materials, including a secure companion website, PowerPoint lecture outlines, and an Instructor Manual • Bundled with an optional Intel supplement • Ideally suited for single-term courses


Instrumentation and process control : workbook, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julie Anne del Rosario

Author Thomas A. Weedon
Place of Publication Orland Park, Illinois
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher American Technical Publishers

Instrumentation and Process Control Workbook is designed to reinforce the concepts, provide applications, and test the material represented in the textbook. Each chapter is divided into sections that review and supplement the concepts presented in each major section of the textbook.

The workbook contains Integrated Activities that provide the opportunity for the learner to combine ideas and concepts from several sections of the textbook into one Activity. The Integrated Activities help develop the higher-level analysis and problem-solving skills required in today’s workplace.


Atkins’ physical chemistry, Tenth edition

Authors Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Oxford University Press

The exceptional quality of previous editions has been built upon to make the tenth edition of Atkins’ Physical Chemistry even more closely suited to the needs of both lecturers and students. Material within chapters has been radically reorganised into discrete topics, to give the text an inviting modular feel. This restructuring increases the digestibility of the text for students, while making it more flexible for lecturers to teach from. The extensive learning support provided throughout the book now includes new checklists of key concepts at the end of each topic, to reinforce the main take-home messages in each section. The mathematics support for students has also been significantly expanded, with the addition of new Chemist’s toolkit boxes, which provide useful reminders of essential mathematical concepts and techniques. The coupling of the broad coverage of the subject with a structure and use of pedagogy that is even more innovative will ensure Atkins’ Physical Chemistry remains the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Atkins’ Physical Chemistry features: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures and tables from the book, in ready to download format * Tables of editable key equations * Instructor’s Solutions Manual For students: * Web links to a range of additional physical chemistry resources on the internet * Group theory tables, available for downloading * Living graphs * Molecular modelling problems * Impact sections linked to via QR codes in the text


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Electrical overstress (EOS) : devices, circuits, and systems

Author Steven H. Voldman
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Electrical Overstress (EOS) continues to impact semiconductor manufacturing, semiconductor components and systems as technologies scale from micro- to nano-electronics. This bookteaches the fundamentals of electrical overstress and how to minimize and mitigate EOS failures. The text provides a clear picture of EOS phenomena, EOS origins, EOS sources, EOS physics, EOS failure mechanisms, and EOS on-chip and system design. It provides an illuminating insight into the sources of EOS in manufacturing, integration of on-chip, and system level EOS protection networks, followed by examples in specific technologies, circuits, and chips. The book is unique in covering the EOS manufacturing issues from on-chip design and electronic design automation to factory-level EOS program management in today’s modern world. Look inside for extensive coverage on: * Fundamentals of electrical overstress, from EOS physics, EOS time scales, safe operating area (SOA), to physical models for EOS phenomena * EOS sources in today’s semiconductor manufacturing environment, and EOS program management, handling and EOS auditing processing to avoid EOS failures * EOS failures in both semiconductor devices, circuits and system * Discussion of how to distinguish between EOS events, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) events (e.g. such as human body model (HBM), charged device model (CDM), cable discharge events (CDM), charged board events (CBE), to system level IEC 61000-4-2 test events) * EOS protection on-chip design practices and how they differ from ESD protection networks and solutions * Discussion of EOS system level concerns in printed circuit boards (PCB), and manufacturing equipment * Examples of EOS issues in state-of-the-art digital, analog and power technologies including CMOS, LDMOS, and BCD * EOS design rule checking (DRC), LVS, and ERC electronic design automation (EDA) and how it is distinct from ESD EDA systems * EOS testing and qualification techniques, and * Practical off-chip ESD protection and system level solutions to provide more robust systems Electrical Overstress (EOS): Devices, Circuits and Systems is a continuation of the author’s series of books on ESD protection. It is an essential reference and a useful insight into the issues that confront modern technology as we enter the nano-electronic era.


Introduction to electric circuits, 9th edition, International student version

Authors Richard C. Dorf, James A. Svoboda
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley and Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Known for its clear problem-solving methodology and it emphasis on design, as well as the quality and quantity of its problem sets, Introduction to Electric Circuits, 9e by Dorf and Svoboda will help readers to think like engineers. Abundant design examples, design problems, and the How Can We Check feature illustrate the texts focus on design. The supporting online WileyPLUS learning environment enables the assignment and assessment of specific concepts using a full range of pedagogical features. The 9th edition continues the expanded use of problem-solving software such as PSpice and MATLAB.


The Principles of electronic and electromechanic power conversion : a systems approach

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Authors Braham Ferreira, Wim van der Merwe
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher IEEE Computer Society/IEEE/Wiley

A top-down approach that enables readers to master and apply core principles Using an innovative top-down approach, this text makes it possible for readers to master and apply the principles of contemporary power electronics and electromechanic power conversion, exploring both systems and individual components. First, the text introduces the role and system context of power conversion functions. Then the authors examine the building blocks of power conversion systems, describing how the components exchange power. Lastly, readers learn the principles of static and electromechanic power conversion. The Principles of Electronic and Electromechanic Power Conversion opens with a chapter that introduces core concepts in electrical systems and power conversion, followed by a chapter dedicated to electrical power sources and energy storage. Next, the book covers: * Power, reactive power, and power factor * Magnetically coupled networks * Dynamics of rotational systems * Power electronic converters * DC machines * AC machines The text offers readers a concise treatise on the basic concepts of magnetic circuits. Its simple approach to machines makes the principles of field-oriented control and space vector theory highly accessible. In order to help readers fully grasp power electronics, the authors focus on topologies that use a series transistor and diode combination connected to a DC source, a standard building block of today’s power conversion systems. Problem sets at the end of each chapter enable readers to fully master each topic as they progress through the text. In summary, The Principles of Electronic and Electromechanic Power Conversion provides the most up-to-date, relevant tools needed by today’s power engineers, making it an ideal undergraduate textbook as well as a self-study guide for practicing engineers.


Power magnetic devices : a multi-objective design approach

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Author Scott D. Sudhoff
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Presents a multi-objective design approach to the many power magnetic devices in use today Power Magnetic Devices: A Multi-Objective Design Approach addresses the design of power magnetic devices-including inductors, transformers, electromagnets, and rotating electric machinery-using a structured design approach based on formal single- and multi-objective optimization. The book opens with a discussion of evolutionary-computing-based optimization. Magnetic analysis techniques useful to the design of all the devices considered in the book are then set forth. This material is then used for inductor design so readers can start the design process. Core loss is next considered; this material is used to support transformer design. A chapter on force and torque production feeds into a chapter on electromagnet design. This is followed by chapters on rotating machinery and the design of a permanent magnet AC machine. Finally, enhancements to the design process including thermal analysis and AC conductor losses due to skin and proximity effects are set forth. Power Magnetic Devices: * Focuses on the design process as it relates to power magnetic devices such as inductors, transformers, electromagnets, and rotating machinery * Offers a structured design approach based on single- and multi-objective optimization * Helps experienced designers take advantage of new techniques which can yield superior designs with less engineering time * Provides numerous case studies throughout the book to facilitate readers’ comprehension of the analysis and design process * Includes Powerpoint-slide-based student and instructor lecture notes and MATLAB-based examples, toolboxes, and design codes Designed to support the educational needs of students, Power Magnetic Devices: A Multi-Objective Design Approach also serves as a valuable reference tool for practicing engineers and designers. MATLAB examples are available via the book support site.


Electrical principles and practices, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Authors Glen A. Mazur, Peter A. Zurlis
Place of Publication Orland Park, Illinois
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher American Technical Publishers

Electrical Principles and Practices is an introduction to electrical and electronic principles and practices and their uses in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Chapters have been expanded to include greater coverage of personal protective equipment, basic first aid, test instruments, printreading, and programmable logic relays. Expanded content includes the latest information on NFPA 70E® arc blast and arc flash requirements, portable generator sizing, power optimization, utility power factor and peak demand penalty, load shedding, power factor correction, smart grid and smart appliance technology, and wireless speakers. This new, full-color edition has been completely redesigned and includes chapter introductions, objectives, and reviews to aid in comprehension.


Grid integration of wind energy : onshore and offshore conversion systems, Third edition

Recommending faculty: EEE Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Siegfried Heier translators, Gunther Roth, Rachel Waddington
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kindgom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc.

This popular reference describes the integration of wind-generated power into electrical power systems and, with the use of advanced control systems, illustrates how wind farms can be made to operate like conventional power plants. Fully revised, the third edition provides up-to-date coverage on new generator developments for wind turbines, recent technical developments in electrical power conversion systems, control design and essential operating conditions. With expanded coverage of offshore technologies, this edition looks at the characteristics and static and dynamic behaviour of offshore wind farms and their connection to the mainland grid.

Brand new material includes:

  • comprehensive treatment of onshore and offshore grid integration
  • updated legislative guidelines for the design, construction and installation of wind power plants
  • the fundamental characteristics and theoretical tools of electrical and mechanical components and their interactions
  • new and future types of generators, converters, power electronics and controller designs
  • improved use of grid capacities and grid support for fixed- and variable-speed controlled wind power plants
  • options for grid control and power reserve provision in wind power plants and wind farms

This resource is an excellent guide for researchers and practitioners involved in the planning, installation and grid integration of wind turbines and power plants. It is also highly beneficial to university students studying wind power technology, renewable energy and power systems, and to practitioners in wind engineering, turbine design and manufacture and electrical power engineering.


Instrumentation and process control, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julie Anne del Rosario

Authors Franklyn W. Kirk, Thomas A. Weedon, Philip Kirk
Place of Publication Orland Park, Illinois
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher American Technical Publishers

Instrumentation and Process Control is a comprehensive resource that provides a technician-level approach to instrumentation used in process control. With an emphasis on common industrial applications, this textbook covers the four fundamental instrumentation measurements of temperature, pressure, level, and flow, in addition to position, humidity, moisture, and typical liquid and gas measuring instruments. Fundamental scientific principles, detailed illustrations, descriptive photographs, and concise text are used to present the following instrumentation topics:

  • Process control and factory automation measurement instruments and applications
  • Control valves and other final elements
  • Digital communication systems and controllers
  • Overview of control strategies for process control
  • Safety systems and installation in hazardous locations
  • Systems approach to integration of instruments in process control

Resource optimization and security for cloud services

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Author Kaiqi Xiong
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher ISTE/Wiley

This book includes a study of trustworthiness, percentile response time, service availability, and authentication in the networks between users and cloud service providers, and at service stations or sites that may be owned by different service providers. The first part of the book contains an analysis of percentile response time, which is one of the most important SLA (service level agreements) metrics. Effective and accurate numerical solutions for the calculation of the percentile response time in single-class and multi-class queueing networks are obtained. Then, the numerical solution is incorporated in a resource allocation problem. Specifically, the authors present an approach for the resource optimization that minimizes the total cost of computer resources required while preserving a given percentile of the response time. In the second part, the approach is extended to consider trustworthiness, service availability, and the percentile of response time in Web services. These QoS metrics are clearly defined and their quantitative analysis provided. The authors then take into account these QoS metrics in a trust-based resource allocation problem in which a set of cloud computing resources is used by a service provider to host a typical Web services application for single-class customer services and multipleclass customer services respectively. Finally, in the third part of the book a thorough performance evaluation of two notable public key cryptography-based authentication techniques; Public-Key Cross Realm Authentication in Kerberos (PKCROSS) and Public Key Utilizing Tickets for Application Servers (PKTAPP, a.k.a. KX.509/KCA); is given, in terms of computational and communication times. The authors then demonstrate their performance difference using queuing networks. PKTAPP has been proposed to address the scalability issue of PKCROSS. However, their in-depth analysis of these two techniques shows that PKTAPP does not perform better than PKCROSS in a large-scale system. Thus, they propose a new public key cryptography-based group authentication technique. The performance analysis demonstrates that the new technique can scale better than PKCORSS and PKTAPP.


Learning by playing : video gaming in education

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Editor Fran C. Blumberg
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Oxford University Press

There is a growing recognition in the learning sciences that video games can no longer be seen as impediments to education, but rather, they can be developed to enhance learning. Educational and developmental psychologists, education researchers, media psychologists, and cognitive psychologists are now joining game designers and developers in seeking out new ways to use video game play in the classroom.

In Learning by Playing, a diverse group of contributors provide perspectives on the most current thinking concerning the ramifications of leisure video game play for academic classroom learning. The first section of the text provides foundational understanding of the cognitive skills and content knowledge that children and adolescents acquire and refine during video game play. The second section explores game features that captivate and promote skills development among game players. The subsequent sections discuss children and adolescents’ learning in the context of different types of games and the factors that contribute to transfer of learning from video game play to the classroom. These chapters then form the basis for the concluding section of the text: a specification of the most appropriate research agenda to investigate the academic potential of video game play, particularly using those games that child and adolescent players find most compelling. Contributors include researchers in education, learning sciences, and cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as instructional design researchers.


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