Nov 14

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Electric motors

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

An electric motor is an electric machine that coverts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

In normal motoring mode, most electric motors operate through the interaction between an electric motor’s magnetic field and winding currents to generate force within motor.  In certain applications, such as in the transportation industry with traction motors, electric motors can operate and generating or braking modes to also produce electrical energy from mechanical energy.  A world without electric motors is difficult to imagine.  From the tiniest motor found in a quartz watch to a million-plus horsepower motor powering a ship, motors are used in many diverse applications.

This book provides an overview of the major types of electric motors available today, including advanced motor technologies.  It is not intended to turn the reader into a motor expert, but rather to serve as a concise stand-alone reference with emphasis on energy efficiency.

An electric motor is a device which converts electrical energy into kinetic energy (i.e. motion).  Most motors described in this guide spin on an axis, but there are also specialty motors that move linearly.  All motors are either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), but a few can operate on both.  Each motor type has unique characteristics that make it suitable to particular applications.

The book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information
  • The DVD also includes a printable workbook, which walks through with a various sets of questions and choices and assists in completing the curriculum.  The workbook covers: Learning Objectives, Essential Concepts, Matching Definitions, Study Problem, Questions, Fill in the Blanks and Answers.
  • Review Questions for each chapter are also given in the DVD, which are also printable

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Digital signal processing

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

Digital signal processing is a necessity for the analysis and design of signals and systems in several areas of science and engineering, as it is very efficient due to advances in numerical algorithms and digital system technology.  The primary objective of writing this book is to present the essentials of linear digital signal processing, theory of linear time-invariant systems, transform methods and their computational aspects, digital filter analysis and design, and, sampling and signal analysis.  The comprehensive coverage of commonly used filter design methods and the emphasis on the use of the discrete Fourier transform (the heart of practical digital signal processing) are the key features of this book.  For signal processing professionals, this book will be useful for self-study.  In addition, this book will b a reference for anyone, student or professional, specializing in signal processing,  The aim of this book is to introduce DSP from a practical point of view using a minimum of mathematics.  The emphasis is on the practical aspects of DSP, implementation issues, tips and tricks and pitfalls and practical applications.  Intuitive explanations and appropriate examples are used to develop a fundamental understanding of DSP theory.  The coverage in the book is fairly broad from process control to communications.

The book uses plain, lucid language to explain fundamentals of this subject.  The book provides logical method of explaining various complicated concepts and step wise methods to explain the important topics.  Each chapter is well supported with necessary illustrations, practical examples and solved problems.  All chapters in this book are arranged in a proper sequence that permits each topic to build upon earlier studies.  All care has been taken to make students comfortable in understanding the basic concepts of this subject.  The book not only covers the entire scope of the subject but explains the philosophy of the subject.  This makes the understanding of this subject clearer and makes it more interesting.  The book will be very useful not only to the students but also to the subject teachers.  The students have to omit nothing and possibly have to cover nothing more.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Computer organization : principles, analysis, and design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Lan Jin, Bo Hatfield
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd

DESCRIPTION Written for an undergraduate course on computer organization for computer science and computer engineering majors, the depth and breadth of coverage of the book are suitable for both academic teaching in colleges and universities and reference by computer professionals and specialists. Computer Organization assumes that the reader has only a preliminary knowledge of a computer, but it thoroughly discusses the basic design principles and methodologies of the major functional units of a computer. The book features an analytical approach to all aspects of modern computer design the design of all major functional units of a computer is learned by way of the analysis of their characteristics. It presents the detailed design process of these functional units and especially their interconnection to construct the datapath and the control unit of a computer. The last chapter of the book discusses the design of the contemporary high-performance pipelined processor. The authors have chosen the material and its presentation carefully, hoping that they can fit the needs of readers with various areas of specialization and also the specific demands of various academic curricula.

KEY FEATURES
A Functional Units Approach This approach (instead of the systems level approach) is chosen based on the authors teaching experiences. As each chapter is organized around a major functional unit (e.g., CPU, memory, I/O, ALU) with focus on its theory and design, this makes it easier for students to relate the design of each functional unit to the overall hierarchical structure of a computer. Learning by Doing Worked examples in each chapter show students the systematic solution of problems, and their mastery of concepts can be assessed with end-ofchapter exercises. Strong Emphasis on Digital Logic The authors put a strong emphasis on digital logic to help students relate its importance to the design of computer circuits and modules from a practical point of view. Use of Simplified Processors for Design Students are shown how to design modern computers with basic concepts and fundamental techniques using simplified and practical processors, instead of commercially available processors that can confuse students with their complexity. Flexibility All the chapters are structured such that instructors can select individual sections for their courses according to whether students have taken a course on digital logic. Graphical Aids There are more than 90 tables and nearly 300 fully illustrated and labeled diagrams accompanying the main text, worked examples, and exercises. Up-to-date Topics The latest technologies in computer organization, such as solid-state drives, RAID, FireWire, multi-core architecture, InfiniBand, and pipelining are introduced to familiarize students with the latest trends in computer organization.

TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Introduction 2. The Representation of Information on a Computer 3. Logic Design of Combinational Circuits 4. Logic Design of Sequential Circuits 5. The Arithmetic Logic Unit 6. Complex Arithmetic Operations 7. Instruction Set Architecture 8. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) 9. The Control Unit 10. Primary Memory 11. Input/Output (I/O) 12. Pipelining References Index


An Introduction to the analysis of algorithms, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Robert Sedgewick, Philippe Flajolet
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Despite growing interest, basic information on methods and models for mathematically analyzing algorithms has rarely been directly accessible to practitioners, researchers, or students. An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms, Second Edition, organizes and presents that knowledge, fully introducing primary techniques and results in the field.

Robert Sedgewick and the late Philippe Flajolet have drawn from both classical mathematics and computer science, integrating discrete mathematics, elementary real analysis, combinatorics, algorithms, and data structures. They emphasize the mathematics needed to support scientific studies that can serve as the basis for predicting algorithm performance and for comparing different algorithms on the basis of performance.

Techniques covered in the first half of the book include recurrences, generating functions, asymptotics, and analytic combinatorics. Structures studied in the second half of the book include permutations, trees, strings, tries, and mappings. Numerous examples are included throughout to illustrate applications to the analysis of algorithms that are playing a critical role in the evolution of our modern computational infrastructure.

Improvements and additions in this new edition include

  • Upgraded figures and code
  • An all-new chapter introducing analytic combinatorics
  • Simplified derivations via analytic combinatorics throughout

The book’s thorough, self-contained coverage will help readers appreciate the field’s challenges, prepare them for advanced results—covered in their monograph Analytic Combinatorics and in Donald Knuth’s The Art of Computer Programming books—and provide the background they need to keep abreast of new research.

“[Sedgewick and Flajolet] are not only worldwide leaders of the field, they also are masters of exposition. I am sure that every serious computer scientist will find this book rewarding in many ways.”

—From the Foreword by Donald E. Knuth


Circuit theory

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

Circuit Theory and Field Theory together form the foundation of nearly all curricula in the discipline of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.  Several books are available on these subjects for engineering students in Universities for use: however some of them are too elementary and a few of them are too advanced, and there is a felt need for a medium level, concise textbook which covers in full the syllabi of Circuit Theory for student COURSES at an optimum level of presentation, at the same time incorporating introductory concepts in advanced topics.  It is assumed that the reader would have studied basic Physics and Electrical engineering principles.

Although this book covers most of the material taught in conventional circuits courses, the point of view from which it is considered is significantly different.  The most important feature of this book is a novel formulation of lumped-circuit theory which accommodates linear and non-linear, time-invariant and time varying, and passive and active circuits.  In this way, fundamental concepts and their scope and their power.  These aims require an overhaul of the traditional teaching of circuit theory.  The main reason that such an overhaul became mandatory is that in recent years science and technology have been advancing at unbelievable speeds, and the development of new electronic devices has paced this advance in a dramatic fashion.  As a consequence, we must not only teach the basic facts and techniques that are usable today.  But we must also give the fundamental concepts required to understand and tackle the engineering problems of tomorrow.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Sound visualization and manipulation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Yang-Hann Kim and Jung-Woo Choi
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Unique in addressing two different problems – sound visualization and manipulation – in a unified way

Advances in signal processing technology are enabling ever more accurate visualization of existing sound fields and precisely defined sound field production. The idea of explaining both the problem of sound visualization and the problem of the manipulation of sound within one book supports this inter-related area of study. With rapid development of array technologies, it is possible to do much in terms of visualization and manipulation, among other technologies involved with the spatial distribution of sound. This book aims to explore various basic functions for the visualization and manipulation and demonstrate to the reader how these properties determine the quality of visualization and manipulation. The first half of the book introduces some basic and general concepts and theories and the second part of the book explains a number of techniques in sound visualization and manipulation. It offers a unified presentation to two very different topics – sound field visualization techniques based on microphone arrays, and techniques for generation of controlled sound fields using loudspeaker arrays. The authors emphasize the similarities between these two physical problems and between the mathematical methods used for solving them.

With extensive examples throughout the book, chapters include: Acoustic Wave Equation and its Basic Physical Measures, Acoustic Wave Equation and its Basic Physical Measures, Basic Theory of Sound Visualization, Acoustic Holography, Beam forming, Basic Theory of Sound Manipulation, Sound Focusing, and Sound Field Reproduction.

  • The first book to combine both the visualization and manipulation of sound technologies in one comprehensive volume
  • Presents the basic concepts using simple one dimensional cases and then extends the concept to three dimensional cases, enabling easier understanding of the fundamental concepts through the use of minimum mathematics
  • Provides a solid understanding of associated physics as well as mathematical concepts for understanding the technologies, addressing diffraction problems in an integrated format by using Kirchhoff-Helmholtz integral equation
  • Uses extensive examples demonstrating the benefits and drawbacks of various applications, including beam forming and acoustic holography

A valuable resource for post/graduate students, acoustic engineers, audio and noise control system developers


Heterogeneous networks in LTE-Advanced

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors Joydeep Acharya, Long Gao, and Sudhanshu Gaur
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

A comprehensive summary of theoretical and practical developments in LTE Heterogeneous Networks The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage where it is needed. This book presents a comprehensive overview of small cell based heterogeneous networks within the framework of 3GPP LTE-Advanced which is the major enabler of current and future heterogeneous networks. The book first establishes the basics of LTE standards 8 -10. Wherever relevant, the underlying theory of wireless communications is explained and the signaling and protocol aspects of LTE Releases 8-10 are presented. Next the book presents a systematic study of the inter cell interference (eICIC and FeICIC) mechanisms that have been standardized in LTE releases 10 and 11 to mitigate the interference arising in heterogeneous networks. From simple blank subframe design and implementation, the book discusses more advanced transceiver signal processing and carrier aggregation (CA) based mechanisms to improve performance. Besides data, control channel enhancements such as enhanced PDCCH (ePDCCH) are also discussed. Subsequently the book discusses the possibility of base stations being allowed to coordinate to manage interference. This technique, called CoMP, has the potential of vastly improving network performance. However several practical challenges first have to be overcome before this potential can be realized. The book presents the different CoMP categories introduced in LTE release 11, the required signal processing and the changes that were introduced in Release-11 for supporting CoMP. The book then presents the state of the art developments in heterogeneous networks that are currently taking place in 3GPP with the initiation of Release 12. A whole array of new technologies have been introduced such as dynamic switching of small cells, new carrier types with reduced control signaling, dynamic reconfiguration of TDD-LTE, joint configuration of TDD and FDD via carrier aggregation and lastly advanced MIMO signal processing with three dimensional beamforming. All these technologies will work in unison leading to efficient operations of small cells. The authors thus comprehensively summarize the advances in heterogeneous networks over the last couple of years as reflected in various LTE releases and then look ahead at what to expect in the future. Fully illustrated throughout and with an accompanying website including Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and References to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities. The authors, being involved in LTE standardization, are well placed to give an excellent view on this topic, including valuable background and design rationale. * A comprehensive summary of wireless communications theory and practical developments in LTE heterogeneous networks. * Authors are experts in this field and are active members in standardization proceedings, enabling up-to-date coverage of current developments * Multiple case studies explain network design optimization of various heterogeneous network deployments. * Accompanying website includes Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and References to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities Essential reading for Engineers and practitioners in wireless industry.


Electrical machines

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

The aim of this book is to give deep exposition of the theory of electrical devices, with specific emphasis on the theory of rotating electric machines.  The most of the advances in the application and control of electric machines have taken place owing to the further breakthroughs in power electronics and microprocessor/computer-based control systems.  As a result, a much broader spectrum of electric machine types are now available.  Particularly, permanent-magnet and variable-reluctance machines are now used in many applications and this is bound to increase further in future.  The AC drives are becoming more and more attractive in many applications, such as those requiring variable speed and flexible control, while earlier machines were the only choice.  Realizing this fact, these machine types find increased coverage in the fourth edition.  This book presents simple, explicit, and yet rigorous and comprehensive treatment of transformers and electric machines in a single volume.  Considerable emphasis is laid on the fundamentals, physical concepts, principles and on rigorous development of circuit model equivalents of both transformers and machines.  A large number and variety of illustrative examples are spread throughout the book.  These would greatly help in imprinting a clear physical picture of the devices and associated physical reasoning on the reader’s mind.

This book presents simple, explicit, and yet rigorous and comprehensive treatment of transformers and electric machines in a single volume.  Considerable emphasis is laid on the fundamentals, physical concepts, principles and on rigorous development of circuit model equivalents of both transformers and machines.  Each circuit model is closely related to the physical reality and the underlying assumptions are sharply focused and consequent limitations on the range of operation over which the model is valid are fully explained.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Positioning in wireless communications systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Stephan Sand, Armin Dammann, Christian Mensing
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley

Positioning in Wireless Communications Systems explains the principal differences and similarities of wireless communications systems and navigation systems. It discusses scenarios which are critical for dedicated navigation systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and which motivate the use of positioning based on terrestrial wireless communication systems. The book introduces approaches for determination of parameters which are dependent on the position of the mobile terminal and also discusses iterative algorithms to estimate and track the position of the mobile terminal. Models for radio propagation and user mobility are important for performance investigations and assessments using computer simulations. Thus, channel and mobility models are explored, especially focussing on critical navigation environments like urban or indoor scenarios. Positioning in Wireless Communications Systems examines advanced algorithms such as hybrid data fusion of satellite navigation and positioning with wireless communications and cooperative positioning among mobile terminals. The performance of the discussed positioning techniques are explored on the basis of already existing and operable terrestrial wireless communication systems such as GSM, UMTS, or LTE and it is shown how positioning issues are fixed in respective standards. Written by industry experts working at the cutting edge of technological development, the authors are well placed to give an excellent view on this topic, enabling in-depth coverage of current developments. Key features * Unique in its approach to dealing with a heterogeneous system approach, different cell structures and signal proposals for future communications systems * Covers hybrid positioning investigating how GNSS and wireless communications positioning complement each other * Applications and exploitation of positioning information are discussed to show the benefits of including this information in several parts of a wireless communications system


Nov 12

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 5 : August 3, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 17 : October 26, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 186, no. 19 : November 9, 2015
Publisher Time Inc.


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 105, no. 632 : October 2015
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 1065, no. 6332 : November 2015
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East


National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication Vol. 228, no. 3 : September 2015
Publisher National Geographic Society


Portal : Your Insight into the Philippine Mining Industry

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 4, no. 3 : 2015 (Third Quarter)
Publisher Media Access Inc.

Nov 7

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Ultra-capacitors in power conversion systems : applications, analysis and design from theory to practice

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julie Anne del Rosario

Author Petar J. Grbovic
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher IEEE Press/Wiley

Ultra-capacitors, used as short-term energy storage devices, are growing in popularity especially in the transportation and renewable energy sectors. This text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of ultra-capacitor theory, modeling and module design from an application perspective, focusing on the practical aspects of power conversion and ultra-capacitor integration with power electronics systems.

Key features:

  • clearly explains the theoretical and practical aspects of ultra-capacitor, analysis, modelling and design
  • describes different power conversion applications such as variable speed drives, renewable energy systems, traction, power quality, diesel electric hybrid applications
  • provides detailed guidelines for the design and selection of ultra-capacitor modules and interface dc-dc converters
  • includes end-of-chapter exercises and design examples

This is an essential reference for power electronics engineers and professionals wanting to expand their knowledge of advanced ultra-capacitor energy storage devices and their application in power conversion. It is also a valuable resource for industrial design engineers as well as academics and advanced students in power electronics who want to develop their understanding about this highly topical subject.


Designing scientific applications on GPUs

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Editor Raphael Couturier
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Many of today’s complex scientific applications now require a vast amount of computational power. General purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs) enable researchers in a variety of fields to benefit from the computational power of all the cores available inside graphics cards.

Understand the Benefits of Using GPUs for Many Scientific Applications

Designing Scientific Applications on GPUs shows you how to use GPUs for applications in diverse scientific fields, from physics and mathematics to computer science. The book explains the methods necessary for designing or porting your scientific application on GPUs. It will improve your knowledge about image processing, numerical applications, methodology to design efficient applications, optimization methods, and much more.

Everything You Need to Design/Port Your Scientific Application on GPUs

The first part of the book introduces the GPUs and Nvidia’s CUDA programming model, currently the most widespread environment for designing GPU applications. The second part focuses on significant image processing applications on GPUs. The third part presents general methodologies for software development on GPUs and the fourth part describes the use of GPUs for addressing several optimization problems. The fifth part covers many numerical applications, including obstacle problems, fluid simulation, and atomic physics models. The last part illustrates agent-based simulations, pseudorandom number generation, and the solution of large sparse linear systems for integer factorization. Some of the codes presented in the book are available online.


Predictive analytics for dummies

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Authors Anasse Bari, Mohamed Chaouchi, and Tommy Jung
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Combine business sense, statistics, and computers in a new and intuitive way, thanks to Big Data Predictive analytics is a branch of data mining that helps predict probabilities and trends. Predictive Analytics For Dummies explores the power of predictive analytics and how you can use it to make valuable predictions for your business, or in fields such as advertising, fraud detection, politics, and others. This practical book does not bog you down with loads of mathematical or scientific theory, but instead helps you quickly see how to use the right algorithms and tools to collect and analyze data and apply it to make predictions. Topics include using structured and unstructured data, building models, creating a predictive analysis roadmap, setting realistic goals, budgeting, and much more. Shows readers how to use Big Data and data mining to discover patterns and make predictions for tech-savvy businesses Helps readers see how to shepherd predictive analytics projects through their companies Explains just enough of the science and math, but also focuses on practical issues such as protecting project budgets, making good presentations, and more Covers nuts-and-bolts topics including predictive analytics basics, using structured and unstructured data, data mining, and algorithms and techniques for analyzing data Also covers clustering, association, and statistical models; creating a predictive analytics roadmap; and applying predictions to the web, marketing, finance, health care, and elsewhere Propose, produce, and protect predictive analytics projects through your company with Predictive Analytics For Dummies.


Learning Android application programming : a hands-on guide to building Android applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors James Talbot, Justin McLean
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Learning Android™ Application Programming will help you master modern Android programming by building a fully functional app from the ground up. Working with the Android 4.3 toolset, you’ll solve real-world problems faced by every Android developer and learn best practices for success with any mobile development project.

Ideal for developers who have little or no Android experience but have basic Java experience, this tutorial teaches through carefully structured exercises that address the entire development process. Leading Android developers James Talbot and Justin McLean guide you through building a real biking mobile app that can handle everything from mileage tracking to route planning. Each chapter builds your knowledge, step-by-step, and in the end you will have a complete, working app.

Along the way, you’ll gain hands-on experience with writing code that can run on the widest spectrum of devices while still leveraging Android’s newest features. You’ll also discover proven solutions for the occasionally messy realities of Android development, from inaccurate sensor data to inadequate device battery life–pitfalls that most other Android books ignore.

Learn how to

    • Set up your Android development environment on Windows or Mac operating systems
    • Quickly create a simple, working app that demonstrates basic Android principles
    • Master core building blocks, such as Activities, Intents, Services, and Resources
    • Build a functional user interface, and then make it more intuitive and usable
    • Professionally style your Android app
    • Make your app location-aware
    • Integrate social networking features
    • Build highly efficient threaded apps
    • Integrate database support to read and write data
    • Make your app run faster, while using less memory and power
    • Efficiently test and debug your app
    • Easily internationalize your app for multiple countries and languages
    • Sell your app through Google Play and the Amazon AppStore

Get all of this book’s sample code at www.androiddevbook.com/code.html


Introduction to graph theory

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jan Michael Yap

Authors D. S. Malik, M. K. Sen, S. Ghosh
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd

DESCRIPTION
This innovative text introduces a new way of teaching graph theory. Graph theory has applications in many areas of natural science, social science, and engineering. Therefore, a class in this course may consist of students from different backgrounds. Furthermore, a graph theory course can be taught by a mathematics, computer science, or an engineering department. However, such a course is typically taught by a mathematics department with a diversity of students. Therefore, it is important that a course in graph theory must present a balance of theoretical concepts as well as their relevant applications.

The approach that we have taken in this book is a culmination of years of experience. Our main objective is to make the learning of graph theory easier and enjoyable. Through using this text, we want to provide students with a solid foundation of theoretical concepts and their applications. Introduction to Graph Theory shows why theory is important and how theory connects with applications.

This book is written exclusively for students new to graph theory. The language used is simple and thus, conducive to learning the profound concepts present in graph theory. Sometimes, mathematical proofs of theorems and corollaries include extra details so that weak as well as strong students can grasp the fundamental concepts.

KEY FEATURES Learning Objectives offer an outline of the concepts discussed in detail in the chapter. Remarks highlight important facts about the concepts introduced in the chapter. More than 400 visual diagrams, both extensive and exhaustive, illustrate difficult concepts. Numbered Examples illustrate the key concepts. Worked-Out Exercises is a set of fully worked-out exercises provided at the end of each chapter. Some Key Definitions and Some Key Highlights at the end of each chapter reinforce students understanding of the key concepts learnt. Exercises further reinforce learning and ensure that students have, in fact, learned the concepts presented in each chapter. Programming Exercises allow students to apply their coding skills in C++ and Java using the concepts learnt in the chapter.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface About the Authors List of Symbols 1. Basic Properties of Graphs 2. Connectivity and Bipartite Graphs 3. Eulerian Graphs and Hamiltonian Graphs 4. Matrix Representation and Isomorphisms of Graphs 5. Graph Algorithms 6. Trees 7. Rooted Trees 8. Spanning Trees 9. Planar Graphs and Graph Coloring 10. Networks 11. Interval Graphs 12. Intersection Graphs Appendix A A Review of Basic Set Theory and Algorithms Appendix B Answers and Hints to Selected Exercises References Index


Differential geometry for physicists and mathematicians : moving frames and differential forms : from Euclid past Riemann

Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy Valdez

Author Jose G. Vargas
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

This is a book that the author wishes had been available to him when he was student. It reflects his interest in knowing (like expert mathematicians) the most relevant mathematics for theoretical physics, but in the style of physicists. This means that one is not facing the study of a collection of definitions, remarks, theorems, corollaries, lemmas, etc. but a narrative — almost like a story being told — that does not impede sophistication and deep results.

It covers differential geometry far beyond what general relativists perceive they need to know. And it introduces readers to other areas of mathematics that are of interest to physicists and mathematicians, but are largely overlooked. Among these is Clifford Algebra and its uses in conjunction with differential forms and moving frames. It opens new research vistas that expand the subject matter.

In an appendix on the classical theory of curves and surfaces, the author slashes not only the main proofs of the traditional approach, which uses vector calculus, but even existing treatments that also use differential forms for the same purpose.

Readership: Physicists and mathematicians working on differential geometry.


Multivariate nonparametric regression and visualization : with R and applications to finance

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jan Michael Yap

Author Jussi Klemela
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

A modern approach to statistical learning and its applications through visualization methods With a unique and innovative presentation, Multivariate Nonparametric Regression and Visualization provides readers with the core statistical concepts to obtain complete and accurate predictions when given a set of data. Focusing on nonparametric methods to adapt to the multiple types of data generating mechanisms, the book begins with an overview of classification and regression. The book then introduces and examines various tested and proven visualization techniques for learning samples and functions. Multivariate Nonparametric Regression and Visualization identifies risk management, portfolio selection, and option pricing as the main areas in which statistical methods may be implemented in quantitative finance. The book provides coverage of key statistical areas including linear methods, kernel methods, additive models and trees, boosting, support vector machines, and nearest neighbor methods. Exploring the additional applications of nonparametric and semiparametric methods, Multivariate Nonparametric Regression and Visualization features: * An extensive appendix with R-package training material to encourage duplication and modification of the presented computations and research * Multiple examples to demonstrate the applications in the field of finance * Sections with formal definitions of the various applied methods for readers to utilize throughout the book Multivariate Nonparametric Regression and Visualization is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses on nonparametric function estimation, advanced topics in statistics, and quantitative finance. The book is also an excellent reference for practitioners who apply statistical methods in quantitative finance.


Multi-label dimensionality reduction

Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Liang Sun, Shuiwang Ji, and Jieping Ye
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

Similar to other data mining and machine learning tasks, multi-label learning suffers from dimensionality. An effective way to mitigate this problem is through dimensionality reduction, which extracts a small number of features by removing irrelevant, redundant, and noisy information. The data mining and machine learning literature currently lacks a unified treatment of multi-label dimensionality reduction that incorporates both algorithmic developments and applications.

Addressing this shortfall, Multi-Label Dimensionality Reduction covers the methodological developments, theoretical properties, computational aspects, and applications of many multi-label dimensionality reduction algorithms. It explores numerous research questions, including:

  • How to fully exploit label correlations for effective dimensionality reduction
  • How to scale dimensionality reduction algorithms to large-scale problems
  • How to effectively combine dimensionality reduction with classification
  • How to derive sparse dimensionality reduction algorithms to enhance model interpretability
  • How to perform multi-label dimensionality reduction effectively in practical applications

The authors emphasize their extensive work on dimensionality reduction for multi-label learning. Using a case study of Drosophila gene expression pattern image annotation, they demonstrate how to apply multi-label dimensionality reduction algorithms to solve real-world problems. A supplementary website provides a MATLAB® package for implementing popular dimensionality reduction algorithms.


Satellite communication engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Michael Olorunfunmi Kolawole
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher CRC Press

An undeniably rich and thorough guide to satellite communication engineering, Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition presents the fundamentals of information communications systems in a simple and succinct way. This book considers both the engineering aspects of satellite systems as well as the practical issues in the broad field of information transmission. Implementing concepts developed on an intuitive, physical basis and utilizing a combination of applications and performance curves, this book starts off with a progressive foundation in satellite technology, and then moves on to more complex concepts with ease.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

The second edition covers satellite and Earth station design; global positioning systems; antenna tracking; links and communications systems; error detection and correction; data security; regulations and procedures for system modeling; integration; testing; and reliability and performance evaluation.

  • Provides readers with the systems building blocks of satellite transponders and Earth stations, as well as the systems engineering design procedure
  • Includes the tools needed to calculate basic orbit characteristics such as period, dwell time, coverage area, propagation losses; antenna system features such as size, beamwidth, aperture-frequency product, gain, tracking control; and system requirements such as power, availability, reliability, and performance
  • Presents problem sets and starred sections containing basic mathematical development
  • Details recent developments enabling digital information transmission and delivery via satellite

Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition serves as a textbook for students and a resource for space agencies and relevant industries.


Probabilistic search for tracking targets : theory and modern applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Eugene Kagan, Irad Ben-Gal
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

This text looks at search algorithms that are applicable in various practical settings. With the implementation of suitable data structures and metrics within the suggested search algorithms, the book presents a unified framework to demonstrate immediate merits and applications. It also looks at applying information theory to search models and algorithms on graphs that can be represented by Markov decision processes and demonstrates that such an approach can lead to the construction of optimal search plans and policies.


Electric machines : principles, applications, and control schematics, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Author Dino Zorbas
Place of Publication Stamford, CT
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Designed to serve as a textbook for a single semester undergraduate course on electromechanical energy conversion devices or electric machines, ELECTRIC MACHINES strikes a balance between theoretical coverage, easy explanations, and practical applications, presenting real world applications of concepts without compromising on the rigor or the continuity of the text. The book provides excellent readability, in a conversational style, combined with invaluable industry insight. The accompanying website provides problems solved in MATLAB, SPICE simulations, manufacturing data, as well as additional problems for students and instructors.


Examples and problems in mathematical statistics

Recommending faculty: EEE Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Shelemyahu Zacks
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Provides the necessary skills to solve problems in mathematical statistics through theory, concrete examples, and exercises With a clear and detailed approach to the fundamentals of statistical theory, Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics uniquely bridges the gap between theory andapplication and presents numerous problem-solving examples that illustrate the relatednotations and proven results. Written by an established authority in probability and mathematical statistics, each chapter begins with a theoretical presentation to introduce both the topic and the important results in an effort to aid in overall comprehension. Examples are then provided, followed by problems, and finally, solutions to some of the earlier problems. In addition, Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics features: * Over 160 practical and interesting real-world examples from a variety of fields including engineering, mathematics, and statistics to help readers become proficient in theoretical problem solving * More than 430 unique exercises with select solutions * Key statistical inference topics, such as probability theory, statistical distributions, sufficient statistics, information in samples, testing statistical hypotheses, statistical estimation, confidence and tolerance intervals, large sample theory, and Bayesian analysis Recommended for graduate-level courses in probability and statistical inference, Examples and Problems in Mathematical Statistics is also an ideal reference for applied statisticians and researchers.


Digital and analog communication

Recommending faculty: EEE Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

This book presents a systematic, comprehensive treatment of analog and discrete signal analysis and synthesis and an introduction to analog communication theory.  Communication systems transfer information between different points in space or time.  Contemporary Communication Systems provides a comprehensive introduction to analog and digital communication systems that form the infrastructure of today’s optical fiber, wireless, and satellite communication networks.  The book not only provides a logical and easy-to-understand presentation of the fundamental principles but also engages students in the issues relevant to system and product implementation.  As such, the book covers several topics that get scant coverage in other textbooks but are very relevant in implementing-modern analog and digital communication systems.  The book is designed for introductory courses in communication systems and in digital communications at the upper-level undergraduate, and first-year graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering.  It provides detailed coverage of the background required to study communication systems in two chapters, one on signals and systems with emphasis on the frequency-domain analysis, and the other on the probability theory and random processes.  Book include not only the traditional material but some new topics that are relevant to the design of today’s wireless communication receivers and optical networks employing cascade of optical amplifiers.  Digital transmission is the enabling technology for global Internet, optical fiber, and new generations of wireless networks.  The book can be used to offer a variety of courses in communication systems.  By a selective choice of chapters and sections therein, the instructor can provide the desired concentration for the course or adjust the content for the background of the students.  an important consideration in this context is whether or not the students have already taken a course in probability and random processes at senior level.  to learn about communication systems, it is essential to first understand how communication systems work.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that are otherwise difficult to explain.


Radio resource management in multi-tier cellular wireless networks

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors Ekram Hossain, Long Bao Le, Dusit Niyato
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Providing an extensive overview of the radio resource management problem in femtocell networks, this invaluable book considers both code division multiple access femtocells and orthogonal frequency-division multiple access femtocells. In addition to incorporating current research on this topic, the book also covers technical challenges in femtocell deployment, provides readers with a variety of approaches to resource allocation and a comparison of their effectiveness, explains how to model various networks using Stochastic geometry and shot noise theory, and much more.


Understanding LTE with MATLAB : from mathematical modeling to simulation prototyping

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Author Dr Houman Zarrinkoub
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

An introduction to technical details related to the Physical Layer of the LTE standard with MATLAB(R) The LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE-Advanced are among the latest mobile communications standards, designed to realize the dream of a truly global, fast, all-IP-based, secure broadband mobile access technology. This book examines the Physical Layer (PHY) of the LTE standards by incorporating three conceptual elements: an overview of the theory behind key enabling technologies; a concise discussion regarding standard specifications; and the MATLAB(R) algorithms needed to simulate the standard. The use of MATLAB(R), a widely used technical computing language, is one of the distinguishing features of this book. Through a series of MATLAB(R) programs, the author explores each of the enabling technologies, pedagogically synthesizes an LTE PHY system model, and evaluates system performance at each stage. Following this step-by-step process, readers will achieve deeper understanding of LTE concepts and specifications through simulations. Key Features: Accessible, intuitive, and progressive; one of the few books to focus primarily on the modeling, simulation, and implementation of the LTE PHY standard Includes case studies and testbenches in MATLAB(R), which build knowledge gradually and incrementally until a functional specification for the LTE PHY is attained Accompanying Web site includes all MATLAB(R) programs, together with PowerPoint slides and other illustrative examples Dr Houman Zarrinkoub has served as a development manager and now as a senior product manager with MathWorks, based in Massachusetts, USA. Within his 12 years at MathWorks, he has been responsible for multiple signal processing and communications software tools. Prior to MathWorks, he was a research scientist in the Wireless Group at Nortel Networks, where he contributed to multiple standardization projects for 3G mobile technologies. He has been awarded multiple patents on topics related to computer simulations. He holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and MSc and PhD degrees in Telecommunications from the Institut Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, in Canada. www.wiley.com/go/zarrinkoub


Real-time digital signal processing : fundamentals, implementations and applications, Third edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Sen M. Kuo, Bob H. Lee, Wenshun Tian
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Combines both the DSP principles and real-time implementations and applications, and now updated with the new eZdsp USB Stick, which is very low cost, portable and widely employed at many DSP labs. Real-Time Digital Signal Processing introduces fundamental digital signal processing (DSP) principles and will be updated to include the latest DSP applications, introduce new software development tools and adjust the software design process to reflect the latest advances in the field. In the 3rd edition of the book, the key aspect of hands-on experiments will be enhanced to make the DSP principles more interesting and directly interact with the real-world applications. All of the programs will be carefully updated using the most recent version of software development tools and the new TMS320VC5505 eZdsp USB Stick for real-time experiments. Due to its lower cost and portability, the new software and hardware tools are now widely used in university labs and in commercial industrial companies to replace the older and more expensive generation. The new edition will have a renewed focus on real-time applications and will offer step-by-step hands-on experiments for a complete design cycle starting from floating-point C language program to fixed-point C implementation, code optimization using INTRINSICS, and mixed C-and-assembly programming on fixed-point DSP processors. This new methodology enables readers to concentrate on learning DSP fundamentals and innovative applications by relaxing the intensive programming efforts, namely, the traditional DSP assembly coding efforts. The book is organized into two parts; Part One introduces the digital signal processing principles and theories, and Part Two focuses on practical applications. The topics for the applications are the extensions of the theories in Part One with an emphasis placed on the hands-on experiments, systematic design and implementation approaches. The applications provided in the book are carefully chosen to reflect current advances of DSP that are of most relevance for the intended readership. * Combines both the DSP principles and real-time implementations and applications using the new eZdsp USB Stick, which is very low cost, portable and widely employed at many DSP labs is now used in the new edition * Places renewed emphasis on C-code experiments and reduces the exercises using assembly coding; effective use of C programming, fixed-point C code and INTRINSICS will become the main focus of the new edition. * Updates to application areas to reflect latest advances such as speech coding techniques used for next generation networks (NGN), audio coding with surrounding sound, wideband speech codec (ITU G.722.2 Standard), fingerprint for image processing, and biomedical signal processing examples. * Contains new addition of several projects that can be used as semester projects; as well as new many new real-time experiments using TI’s binary libraries – the experiments are prepared with flexible interface and modular for readers to adapt and modify to create other useful applications from the provided basic programs. * Consists of more MATLAB experiments, such as filter design, algorithm evaluation, proto-typing for C-code architecture, and simulations to aid readers to learn DSP fundamentals. Includes supplementary material of program and data files for examples, applications, and experiments hosted on a companion website. A valuable resource for Postgraduate students enrolled on DSP courses focused on DSP implementation & applications as well as Senior undergraduates studying DSP; engineers and programmers who need to learn and use DSP principles and development tools for their projects.


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Nov 3

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Introduction to statistics : fundamental concepts and procedures of data analysis

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Gil Kenneth San Miguel  (IE 28)

Author Howard M. Reid
Place of Publication Los Angeles, CA
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher SAGE

Using a truly accessible and reader-friendly approach, Introduction to Statistics: Fundamental Concepts and Procedures of Data Analysis, by Howard M. Reid, redefines the way statistics can be taught and learned. Unlike other books that merely focus on procedures, Reid’s approach balances development of critical thinking skills with application of those skills to contemporary statistical analysis. He goes beyond simply presenting techniques by focusing on the key concepts readers need to master in order to ensure their long-term success. Indeed, this exciting new book offers the perfect foundation upon which readers can build as their studies and careers progress to more advanced forms of statistics.

Keeping computational challenges to a minimum, Reid shows readers not only how to conduct a variety of commonly used statistical procedures, but also when each procedure should be utilized and how they are related. Following a review of descriptive statistics, he begins his discussion of inferential statistics with a two-chapter examination of the Chi Square test to introduce students to hypothesis testing, the importance of determining effect size, and the need for post hoc tests. When more complex procedures related to interval/ratio data are covered, students already have a solid understanding of the foundational concepts involved. Exploring challenging topics in an engaging and easy-to-follow manner, Reid builds concepts logically and supports learning through robust pedagogical tools, the use of SPSS, numerous examples, historical quotations, insightful questions, and helpful progress checks.


Supply chain management for engineers

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Raymond Lagria (IE 151)

Author Samuel H. Huang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Originally taught mainly in business schools, supply chain management has become a common elective and graduate course in engineering colleges. The increasing demand for engineers with supply chain knowledge has fed this shift. However, supply chain management textbooks that have a reasonable coverage of quantitative analysis techniques are few and far between. Concise, straightforward, and easy-to-read, Supply Chain Management for Engineers uses practical problems to introduce key concepts and cultivate students’ problem-solving skills.

Helping students hone their analytical skills and develop the ability to solve real-world problems, the book:

  • Includes a simulation game for practicing supply chain management skills
  • Covers the use of practical software tools including Gurobi Optimizer and Microsoft EXCEL
  • Facilitates the use of problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogy
  • Provides a theoretical framework for supply chain design and supplier selection

Focusing on quantitative aspects, this book uses example problems to introduce key concepts and case studies to strengthen students’ analysis and synthesis skills. In addition to exercises, this book also provides several problems that are relatively complicated and can be used as mini projects that link theoretical concepts to practical problem solving. It also presents a simulation game where students can play the roles of suppliers, OEMs, and retailers within a supply chain environment to practice the skills they acquire. It also stresses the importance of integrating engineering optimization techniques with business strategic thinking. These features and more give students the supply chain knowledge and problem-solving skills increasingly required for engineers entering the work force.


Computational fluid dynamics

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Louis Angelo Danao  (ME 122)

Author Gautam Biswas
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Alpha Science International Ltd.

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS is an effort to cover a range of topics, – from elementary concepts for the uninitiated students to state-of-the-art algorithms useful for the practitioners. The contents begin with preliminaries, in which the basic principles and techniques of Finite Difference (FD), Finite Volume (FV) and Finite Element (FE) methods are described using detailed mathematical treatment. The methodologies are explained systematically using step-by-step hand calculations. These introductory chapters are followed by the state-of-the-art methods and algorithms, including, Semi Implicit Pressure Linked Equations (SIMPLE) and Marker and Cell (MAC) family of algorithms that are widely adopted in various commercial codes. These advanced chapters use general forms of governing equations, boundary conditions, and initial conditions encountered in CFD. Finally, the modeling of free surface flows has been covered as a special topic. Students and practitioners – particularly in mechanical, aerospace, chemical, metallurgy and civil engineering – will benefit from this authoritative material. They will be able to apply numerical techniques to the solution of variety of fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems of industrial importance.

Web cartography : map design for interactive and mobile devices

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius M. Bañgate  (GE 151, GE 162)

Author Ian Muehlenhaus
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher CRC Press

Web mapping technologies continue to evolve at an incredible pace. Technology is but one facet of web map creation, however. Map design, aesthetics, and user-interactivity are equally important for effective map communication. From interactivity to graphical user interface design, from symbolization choices to animation, and from layout to typeface and color selection, Web Cartography offers the first comprehensive overview and guide for designing beautiful and effective web maps for a variety of devices.

Written for those with a basic understanding of mapmaking, but who may not have an in-depth knowledge of web design, this book explains how to create effective interaction, animation, and layouts for maps in online and mobile platforms. Concept-driven, this reference emphasizes cartographic principles for web and mobile map design over specific software techniques. It focuses on key design concepts that will remain true regardless of software technologies used. The book is supplemented with a website providing links to stellar web maps, video tutorials and lectures, do-it-yourself labs, map critique exercises, and links to others’ tutorials.

Approachable, clear, and concise, the book provides a nontechnical, approachable guide to map design for the web. It provides best practices for map communication, based on spatial data visualization and graphic design theory. By carefully avoiding overly technical jargon, it provides a solid launching pad from which students, practitioners, and innovators can begin to design aesthetically pleasing and intuitive web maps.

 


RESERVE BOOK


Advanced soil mechanics, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Lestelle V. Torio  (CE 121, CE  162, CE 163)

Author Braja M. Das
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

The fourth edition further examines the relationships between the maximum and minimum void ratios of granular soils and adds the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) soil classification system. It summarizes soil compaction procedures and Proctor compaction tests. It introduces new sections on vertical stress due to a line load of finite length, vertical stress in Westergaard material due to point load, line load of finite length, circularly loaded area, and rectangularly loaded area. The text discusses the fundamental concepts of compaction of clay soil for the construction of clay liners in waste disposal sites as they relate to permeability and adds new empirical correlations for overconsolidation ratio and compression index for clay soils. It provides additional information on the components affecting friction angle of granular soils, drained failure envelopes, and secant residual friction angles of clay and clay shale.

  •  Contains 11 chapters
  •  Provides new example problems
  •  Includes SI units throughout the text
  •  Uses a methodical approach

The author adds new correlations between field vane shear strength, preconsolidation pressure, and overconsolidation ratio of clay soils. He also revises and expands information on elastic settlement of shallow foundations, adds a precompression with sand grains, and presents the parameters required for the calculation of stress at the interface of a three-layered flexible system.

An ideal resource for beginning graduate students, the fourth edition of Advanced Soil Mechanics further develops the basic concepts taught in undergraduate study by presenting a solid foundation of the fundamentals of soil mechanics.

This book is suitable for students taking an introductory graduate course, and it can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals.