Oct 27

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.14 : October 9, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.15 : October 16, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.16-17 : October 23, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

 

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol.190, no.18 : October 30, 2017
Publisher Time Inc.

Oct 12

CIRCULATION BOOKS


A Six Sigma approach to sustainability : continual improvement for social responsibility

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Author Holly A. Duckworth
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher CRC Press

In an age when most business plans extend only to the next quarterly reporting period, the authors of this book propose an audaciously longer view of future planning. Reaching beyond the modern five or ten-year strategic plan, the authors take a cue from Kongo Gumi, a Japanese construction company launched in 578 AD that managed to thrive as a family-owned business for nearly 1500 years.

With the 2010 publication of an international standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), and increased attention to sustainability and sustainability reporting, many organizations today are heeding the call to operate with this standard in mind. However, once the guidelines are understood and the gaps measured, these same organizations often struggle during implementation.

Leveraging many decades of combined experience in Quality Management and Product Development, the authors of this seminal book provide a proven solution to help you turn information into action. Defining exactly what social responsibility means, A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability introduces SOFAIR, a six-step methodology for achieving sustainability through social responsibility performance improvement. This rigorous methodology uses Six Sigma, and other process improvement methods, as a basis for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization’s social responsibility performance improvement effort.

The book explains and demonstrates the meaning of CISR® – continual improvement for social responsibility – and illustrates the six-step SOFAIR methodology with many examples. The authors explain how your existing organizational continual improvement efforts can be adapted to also focus on sustainability. Four case studies are provided that demonstrate the application of the methodology in manufacturing, healthcare, business processes, and everyday personal life. Finally, the authors provide 10 things you can do today as social responsibility action.

Kongo Gumi represents the author’s goal of sustainability, and prompts the question, “What will your organization look like, not in 5-10 years, but in fifteen centuries?” This book provides a way for you to take action to create a more sustainable environment where your customers, suppliers, employees, and communities are available for your organization for decades, and even centuries, to come.


Reliability of safety-critical systems : theory and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 198, 298)

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

Presents the theory and methodology for reliability assessments of safety-critical functions through examples from a wide range of applications

Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to reliability assessments of safety-related systems based on electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technology. With a focus on the design and development phases of safety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methods required to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards.

Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements key safety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safety integrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety of reliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of a safety-critical system, beginning with specification and design and advancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. The key categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, including strategies for the allocation of reliability performance requirements; assessment methods in relation to design; and reliability quantification in relation to operation and maintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex modern technology developments are featured, as well as:

  • Real-world examples from large industry facilities with major accident potential and products owned by the general public such as cars and tools
  • Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysis and solution of common issues when assessing all facets of safety-critical systems
  • Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can be applied to the analysis of any safety-critical system
  • A brief appendix of probability theory for reference

With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introduced into systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals, consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry out practical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-critical systems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications is also a useful textbook for courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliability engineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consulting companies offering short courses in reliability assessment of safety-critical systems.


Design thinking : new product development essentials from the PDMA

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano, (IE 122)

Editor Michael G. Luchs
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Develop a more systematic, human-centered, results-oriented thought process

Design Thinking is the Product Development and Management Association’s (PDMA) guide to better problem solving and decision-making in product development and beyond. The second in the New Product Development Essentials series, this book shows you how to bridge the gap between the strategic importance of design and the tactical approach of design thinking. You’ll learn how to approach new product development from a fresh perspective, with a focus on systematic, targeted thinking that results in a repeatable, human-centered problem-solving process. Integrating high-level discussion with practical, actionable strategy, this book helps you re-tool your thought processes in a way that translates well beyond product development, giving you a new way to approach business strategy and more.

Design is a process of systematic creativity that yields the most appropriate solution to a properly identified problem. Design thinking disrupts stalemates and brings logic to the forefront of the conversation. This book shows you how to adopt these techniques and train your brain to see the answer to any question, at any level, in any stage of the development process.

  • Become a better problem-solver in every aspect of business
  • Connect strategy with practice in the context of product development
  • Systematically map out your new product, service, or business
  • Experiment with new thought processes and decision making strategies

You can’t rely on old ways of thinking to produce the newest, most cutting-edge solutions. Product development is the bedrock of business —whether your “product” is a tangible object, a service, or the business itself — and your approach must be consistently and reliably productive. Design Thinking helps you internalize this essential process so you can bring value to innovation and merge strategy with reality.


Product design for engineers, International edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Devdas Shetty
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

Develop key skills you’ll need for your career in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, manufacturing, or automotive engineering with PRODUCT DESIGN FOR ENGINEERS. This empowering text explores techniques for managing innovation, entrepreneurship, and design and introduces you to the creative problem-solving method for product success. Case studies in every chapter explore issues of design for assembly, disassembly, reliability, maintainability, and sustainability. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, step-by-step coverage, and helpful illustrations and charts give you everything you need to design cost-effective, innovative products.


Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao (EgyE 223)

Author Ben Backwell
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world’s fastest growing new industries and how we can harness one of the planet’s most powerful energy resources – wind power. The book also examines the challenges the sector faces as it competes for influence and investment with the fossil fuel industry across the globe.

The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry attracting substantial investment in recent years. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while wind is successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in China and the US.

The specialist wind turbine companies that pioneered the business have gone global over the last decade, while big industrial conglomerates have entered the fray. European companies are struggling to maintain their technological and market lead in the sector, in a three cornered battle with China and the US.

Meanwhile, the industry is fighting to drive down costs in the face of a fossil fuel generation industry bolstered by the onset of cheap shale gas. And wind companies continue to wrestle with a stop-go cycle of investment across the world, with some traditional markets stuttering under the impact of the financial crisis and fiscal austerity, while new power hungry markets in Asia and South America emerge.

Wind Power – The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry analyses the industry climbers, the investment trends and the technological advancements that will define the future of wind energy.


The politics of green transformations

Recommending faculty: Dr. Louis Angelo Danao

Editor Ian Scoones
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2015
Publisher Routledge

Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability

Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.


Our energy future : resources, alternatives, and the environment, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa ( EgyE 201)

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presents an overview on the different aspects of the energy value chain and discusses the issues that future energy is facing

This book covers energy and the energy policy choices which face society. The book presents easy-to-grasp information and analysis, and includes statistical data for energy production, consumption and simple formulas. Among the aspects considered are: science, technology, economics and the impact on health and the environment. In this new edition two new chapters have been added: The first new chapter deals with unconventional fossil fuels, a resource which has become very important from the economical point of view, especially in the United States. The second new chapter presents the applications of nanotechnology in the energy domain.

  • Provides a global vision of available and potential energy sources
  • Discusses advantages and drawbacks to help prepare current and future generations to use energy differently
  • Includes new chapters covering unconventional fossil fuels and nanotechnology as new energy

Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment, Second Edition, is written for professionals, students, teachers, decision-makers and politicians involved in the energy domain and interested in environmental issues.


Wind energy engineering, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 223)

Author Pramod Jainr
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource

This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers:

  • The worldwide business of wind energy
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Wind turbine aerodynamics
  • Turbine blade element models and power curves
  • Wind measurement and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator fundamentals
  • Grid integration of wind energy
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects
  • Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines

Particle adhesion and removal

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Editor K.L. Mittal
Place of Publication Salem, Massachusetts
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Scrivener Publishing LLC

The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments.

Among the topics to be covered include:

  •  Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal.
  •  Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions.
  •  Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles.
  •  Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates.
  •  Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion.
  •  Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal.
  •  Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

Fuel cells : principles, design, and analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa (EgyE 297)

Author Shripad Revankar
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher CRC Press

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis considers the latest advances in fuel cell system development and deployment, and was written with engineering and science students in mind. This book provides readers with the fundamentals of fuel cell operation and design, and incorporates techniques and methods designed to analyze different fuel cell systems. It builds on three main themes: basic principles, analysis, and design.

The section on basic principles contains background information on fuel cells, including fundamental principles such as electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics of fuel cell reactions as well as mass and heat transfer in fuel cells. The section on design explores important characteristics associated with various fuel cell components, electrodes, electrocatalysts, and electrolytes, while the section on analysis examines phenomena characterization and modeling both at the component and system levels.

  • Includes objectives and a summary in each chapter
  • Presents examples and problems demonstrating theory/principle applications
  • Provides case studies on fuel cell analysis
  • Contains mathematical methods including numerical methods and MATLAB® Simulink® techniques
  • Offers references and material for further reading

Fuel Cells: Principles, Design, and Analysis presents the basic principles, examples, and models essential in the design and optimization of fuel cell systems. Based on more than ten years of the authors’ teaching experience, this text is an ideal resource for junior- to senior-level undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing advanced fuel cell research and study.


Architectural drafting and design, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author Alan Jefferis
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Cengage Learning

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans–all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.


Technical drawing for engineering communication, Seventh edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cengage Learning

TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION, 7E offers a fresh, modern approach to technical drawing that combines the most current industry standards with up-to-date technologies and software, resulting in a valuable, highly relevant resource you won’t want to be without. The book builds on features that made its previous editions so successful: comprehensive coverage of the “total technical drawing experience” that explores both the basic and advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology and reviews both computer modeling and more traditional methods of technical drawing. Enhancements for the seventh edition include updates based on industry trends and regulations, an all-new chapter on employability skills, and additional content on SolidWorks 3D modeling software for drafting technicians. The end result is a tool that will give you the real-world skills needed for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design.


Engineering science, Sixth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 1)

Author David L. Goetsch
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Routledge

Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements

  • New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
  • Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering

Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.

A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.


Combustion thermodynamics and dynamics

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 165)

Author Joseph M. Powers
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics builds on a foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics that will be familiar to most undergraduate aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineers to give a first-year graduate-level exposition of the thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and dynamics of advection-reaction-diffusion. Special effort is made to link notions of time-independent classical thermodynamics with time-dependent reactive fluid dynamics. In particular, concepts of classical thermochemical equilibrium and stability are discussed in the context of modern nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The first half focuses on time-dependent spatially homogeneous reaction, while the second half considers effects of spatially inhomogeneous advection and diffusion on the reaction dynamics. Attention is focused on systems with realistic detailed chemical kinetics as well as simplified kinetics. Many mathematical details are presented, and several quantitative examples are given. Topics include foundations of thermochemistry, reduced kinetics, reactive Navier-Stokes equations, reaction-diffusion systems, laminar flame, oscillatory combustion, and detonation.


Fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 122)

Author Manish Kumar Goyal
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher PHI Learning Private Limited

This comprehensive textbook covers the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and hydraulic machines. It is organised into sixteen chapters. The first twelve chapters focus on the conceptual aspects of fluids mechanics; the remaining four chapters examine the details of hydraulic machines. The book is supplemented with a solutions manual for instructors containing detailed solutions of all chapter-end unsolved problems.

Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineering, this book will also be of use to postgraduate students of hydraulics engineering, water resources engineering, and fluids engineering.

The book describes all concepts in easy-to-grasp language with diagrammatic representation and practical examples. A selection of worked-out examples are included, helping to illustrate the range of applications of fluid mechanics. Every chapter includes a summary that presents the main idea and relevant details of the topics discussed. Most chapters incorporate objective type questions, along with answers and in-depth explanations. A set of theoretical questions and numerous unsolved numerical problems are provided at chapter-end. Each chapter includes suggested reading.


The spatial dimension of risk : how geography shapes the emergence of riskscapes

Editor Detlef Müller-Mahn
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Routledge

Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and state failure. Case studies range from the Congo to Central Asia, from tsunami in Japan and civil war affected areas in Sri Lanka to avalanche hazards in Austria. In each of these cases, the authors examine the importance and role of space in the causes and differentiation of risk, in how we can conceptualize risk from a spatial perspective and in the relevance of space and locality for risk governance. This new approach – endorsed by Ragnar Löfstedt and Ortwin Renn, two of the world’s leading and most prolific risk analysts – is essential reading for those charged with studying, anticipating and managing risks.


The visual organization : data visualization, big data, and the quest for better decisions

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

The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools aren’t sufficient. These old standbys can’t begin to handle today’s increasing streams, volumes, and types of data.

Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging.

In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.

Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.


 

Oct 10

RESERVE BOOKS


Surveying with construction applications, Eighth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

Author Barry F. Kavanagh
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

  • Thoroughly presents all the general surveying principles and techniques students need: Begins with eleven chapters walking through surveying fundamentals, distance measurement, computations, satellite positioning, geomatics, and much more — including a brand-new math review chapter for students with limited math background
  • ELinks principles and techniques to contemporary applications in the construction of most civil projects: Addresses a wide range of surveying applications, from highways and streets to pipelines, tunnels, bridges, culverts, and buildings
  • Provides extensive hands-on practice, strong pedagogy, and valuable professional reference resources: Includes updated laboratory exercises, efficient features for review, useful reference appendices, up-to-date web links, and more

Operations management : processes and supply chains, Eleventh edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Lee J. Krajewski
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

A managerial approach to operations management

Operations Management provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues and uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The text has ample opportunities for students to experience the role of a manager with challenging problems, cases, simulations, experiential exercises, and tightly integrated online resources.


Modern control systems, Thirteenth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Job Immanuel Encarnacion

Author Richard C. Dorf
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

Developing Problem-Solving Skills Through Integrated Design and Analysis

The purpose of Dorf’s Modern Control Systems, Thirteenth Edition is to present the structure of feedback control theory and to provide a sequence of exciting discoveries. The book demonstrates various real-world, global engineering problems while touching on evolving design strategies like green technology. Some of the themes at-hand include climate change, clean water, sustainability, waste management, emissions reduction, and minimizing energy. Throughout the text, the reader applies theory to the design and analysis of control systems.

The Thirteenth Edition continues to explore the role of and need for automated and precise control systems in green engineering. Key examples of green engineering, such as wind turbine control and the modeling of a photovoltaic generator to achieve maximum power delivery, are discussed in detail. The text is organized around the concept of control systems theory in the context of frequency and time domains. Written to be equally useful for all engineering disciplines, it covers topics such as classical control, employing root locus design, frequency and response design using Bode and Nyquist plots.


Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics, Fourteenth edition, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Ma. Rosario Concepcion Ang

Author Charles D. Ghilani
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is ideal for Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments and is a useful reference for civil engineers.

This highly readable, best-selling text presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Elementary Surveying, Fourteenth Edition, is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology.

 Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help:

  • Emphasize the Theory of Errors in Surveying Work: Common errors and mistakes are listed to remind students to exercise caution in their work.
  • Use Strong Pedagogy Tools to Teach: Numerous worked example problems, figures, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems help students apply concepts.
  • Reflect the Latest Advances in Technology: To keep your course current and relevant, this edition covers the latest advancements in surveying technology.

Operations management : sustainability and supply chain management, Eleventh global edition

Recommending faculty: Dr. Virginia J. Soriano

Author Jay Heizer
Place of Publication Harlow, Essex
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Pearson Education

A broad, practical introduction to operations, reinforced with an extensive collection of practice problems.

Operations Management presents a broad introduction to the field of operations in a realistic and practical manner, while offering the largest and most diverse collection of problems on the market. The problems found in this text also contain ample support—found in the book’s solved-problems, worked examples, and myomlab, Pearson’s new online homework and tutorial system—to help students complete and understand assignments even when they’re not in class.


Engineering mechanics : dynamics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Dynamics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


Engineering mechanics : statics, Fourteenth edition in SI units, Global edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication England
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson Education Limited

For Statics Courses. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Prof. Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.


Probability & statistics for engineers & scientists, Ninth edition, MyStatLab update

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author Ronald E. Walpole
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance between theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding.

This latest edition is also available in as an enhanced Pearson eText. This exciting new version features an embedded version of StatCrunch, allowing students to analyze data sets while reading the book.

Also available with MyStatLab

MyStatLab™ is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.


Mechanics of materials, Tenth edition

Recommending faculty: Job Immanuel Encarnacion & Prof. John Michael Constantino

Author R. C. Hibbeler
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Pearson

Mechanics of Materials clearly and thoroughly presents the theory and supports the application of essential mechanics of materials principles. Professor Hibbeler’s concise writing style, countless examples, and stunning four-color photorealistic art program — all shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers — help readers visualize and master difficult concepts. The Tenth Edition retains the hallmark features synonymous with the Hibbeler franchise, but has been enhanced with the most current information, a fresh new layout, added problem solving, and increased flexibility in the way topics are covered.


Vector mechanics for engineers : dynamics, Eleventh edition in SI units

Recommending faculty: Prof. John Michael Constantino (ES 12)

Author Ferdinand P. Beer
Place of Publication New York, NY
Date of Publication [2016]
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Continuing in the spirit of its successful previous editions, the eleventh edition of Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics provides conceptually accurate and thorough coverage together with a significant refreshment of the exercise sets.
In this edition:• Thoroughly refreshed problem set • Concept questions are multiple choice problems that require few, if any, calculations. Students are encouraged to solve these problems using the principles and techniques discussed in the text and to use these principles to help develop their intuition.


Machine component design, Fifth edition, International student version

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer Fabular (ME 153, 154, 155)

Author Robert C. Juvinall
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The latest edition of Juvinall/Marshek’s Fundamentals of Machine Component Design focuses on sound problem solving strategies and skills needed to navigate through large amounts of information. Revisions in the text include coverage of Fatigue in addition to a continued concentration on the fundamentals of component design. Several other new features include new learning objectives added at the beginning of all chapters; updated end-of-chapter problems, the elimination of weak problems and addition of new problems; updated applications for currency and relevance and new ones where appropriate; new system analysis problems and examples; improved sections dealing with Fatigue; expanded coverage of failure theory; and updated references.


 

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The University of the Philippines College of Engineering Libraries acknowledge individuals who contribute to the development of its collection, services, and facilities through gifts and donations. The amount of gratitude that the Library has for these individuals, especially the alumni who were able to remember their College Library after graduating, is incomparable. Mr. Cesar E. A. Virata and Ms. Jennly Lim are among those individuals who have recognized the Library as a repository of materials which could be of further use by the students and researchers of the Library.

The Library acknowledges their generosity to donate books which could be used by several departments of the College of Engineering. Their initiative shows how much they values and appreciate the role of libraries in providing resources which would be used by the engineers of today and tomorrow. The College of Engineering Libraries highly commend their donations, as these resources serve as support to the education and research growth of the College.

Mr. Virata has donated a total of 7 books to the Library while Ms. Lim’s donations total 173 titles.

The following books are donated by Mr. Virata:

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Author

Title

1

Leffler, William L.

Deepwater petroleum exploration and production

2

Otto, James, et. al

Mining royalties: a global studies of their impact on investors, government, and civil society

3

Johnston, Daniel

International exploration economics, risk, and contract analysis

4

Oxford Business Group

The report

5

Chua, Alvin Y., ed.

Chronicles of refrigeration and air-condition in tropical Philippines: the cold facts

6

Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers

2012 Philippine Mechanical Engineering Code

7

Navigating transport NAMAs

The following books are donated by Ms. Lim:

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AUTHORS

TITLE

DATE

1

Rosemary Clooney

16 Most requested songs

1989

2

Gast, Matthew S.

802.11 wireless networks : the definitive guide

2002

3

A groovy kind of sax

4

Stevens, W. Richard

Advanced programming in the UNIX environment

1992

5

Richter, Jeffrey

Advanced windows

1997

6

Poundstone, William

Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy

2012

7

Marlene Dietrich

Art the cosmopolitan

1993

8

Brahms Johann

Ax, stoltzman, Ma

1995

9

Gidon Kremer, et. al

Beethoven : violin concerto romances

1993

10

Bernstein wonderful town

1999

11

Bozarth, Jane

Better than bullet points : creating engaging e-learning with PowerPoint

2007

12

Murakami, Haruki

Blind willow, sleeping woman : twenty-four stories

2006

13

Gladwell, Malcom

Blink : the power of thinking without thinking

2005

14

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 2014

15

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 2013

16

Kim, W. Chan

Blue ocean strategy : how to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant

2005

17

Brahms; : Paino concerto No. 1 piano sonata OP.5 , ballades, scherzo OP.4, priano pieces OP.76, 79 Wilhelm Kempff, piano : double

1958

18

Rudolf Serkin

Brahms; : Paino concerto no.1 , Shaunn : Introduction and allegro, Mendelssobn : Cappricio brialliant

1992

19

Carols from canterburry : the choir of canterbury cathedral

1995

20

Carry Grant in Frank Capra’s Arsenic & Old Lace

1944

21

Vienna Chamber Orchestra Gyorgy Fischer

Cecilia Bartoli : Mozart Portaits

1994

22

Jon Lee Anderson

Che Guevara : a revolutionary life

1997

23

Turner Home Entertainment

Citizen Kane

1941

24

Gene Kelly, Donald O’connor, Debbie Reynolds

Classic Musicals Collection : Singin in the rain

2001

25

Communications of the ACM

May 2017

26

Communications of the ACM

Sept. 2016

27

Communications of the ACM

January 2017

28

Communications of the ACM

October 2015

29

Communications of the ACM

April 2017

30

Communications of the ACM

May 2014

31

Communications of the ACM

February 2013

32

Communications of the ACM

February 2015

33

Communications of the ACM

November 2016

34

Communications of the ACM

December 2016

35

Communications of the ACM

May 2015

36

Communications of the ACM

April 2014

37

LaBerta, Catherine

Computers are your future

2011

38

Design patterns : elements of reusable object-oriented software

1995

39

Dave Chaffey

E-business and e-commerce management

2002

40

Electronic commerce 2012 : a managerial and social networks perspective

2012

41

Hayd, Joseph

Emanuel Ax haydn piano

1994

42

Strauss, Judy

E-marketing

2006

43

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Essentials of business information systems

2007

44

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Essentials of management information systems

2009

45

Bradley, James

Flyboys : a true story of courage

2003

46

Chin, Annping

Four sisters of Hofei : a history

2002

47

Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein

1985

48

Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank & Yo-Yo Ma

Frederic Chopin I1810-1849)

1994

49

Lee Kuan Yew

From third world to first : the Singapore story: 1965-2000

2000

50

Henry & June

1990

51

Keifer, Steve

Herding geese : the story of the information supply chain

2011

52

Hong Kong directory

1994

53

Hootie & the blowfish

1994

54

Kash, Rick

How companies win : profiting from demand-driven business models no matter what business you’re in

2010

55

IEEE Spectrum

May 2014

56

IEEE Spectrum

December 2015

57

IEEE Spectrum

May 2013

58

IEEE Spectrum

August 2014

59

IEEE Spectrum

January 2016

60

IEEE Spectrum

October 2014

61

IEEE Spectrum

October 2015

62

IEEE Spectrum

January 2016

63

IEEE Spectrum

February 2016

64

IEEE Spectrum

February 2013

65

IEEE Spectrum

November 2015

66

IEEE Spectrum

January 2013

67

IEEE Spectrum

April 2014

68

IEEE Spectrum

August 2014

69

IEEE Spectrum

March 2016

70

IEEE Spectrum

March 2015

71

IEEE Spectrum

July 2014

72

IEEE Spectrum

November 2014

73

IEEE Spectrum

November 2014

74

IEEE Spectrum

April 2015

75

IEEE Spectrum

March 2010

76

McCall Smith, Alexander

In the company of cheerful ladies

2005

77

Jessup, Leonard M.

Information systems today

2006

78

Valacich, Joe

Information systems today : managing in the digital world

2010

79

Gary Inkpen

Information technology for travel and tourism

1994, 1998

80

Johnson, Kevin

Internet email protocols : a developer’s guide

2000

81

Dave Chaffey, et. al.

Internet marketing : strategy, implementation and practice

2009

82

Thomas H. Cormen, et. al.

Introduction to algorithms

1990

83

Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman  english chamber orchestra Daniel Bareboim

J.S. Bach : violin concertos in A minor E,G Minor double concerto D Minor

1986

84

Flanagan, David

Java examples in a nutshell : a tutorial companion to Java in a nutshell

1997

85

Meyer, Jon

Java virtual machine

1997

86

Larman, Craig

JavaTM 2 performance and idiom guide

2000

87

Jon Secada

1992

88

Judy Garland : The Harvey Girls

89

Kronos quartet : pieces of Africa

1992

90

Schwartz, Randal L.

Learning Perl

1993

91

Luciano Pavarotti : tenor masterpieces

1992

92

Luciano Pavarotti : tenor masterpieces

1992

93

Luck of Bonnie Raitt the Draw

1991

94

Mabler : symphony no.8

1981

95

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Management information systems : managing the digital firm

2010

96

Laudon, Kenneth C.

Management information systems : managing the digital firm

2007

97

Haag, Stephen

Management information systems for the information age

2010

98

Schwartz, Alan

Managing mailing lists

1998

99

Riccardo, Chailly, Kirill Kondrashin

Martha Argerich , Rachmaninoff 3, Tchaikovsky 1

1995

100

Janus Starker

Mercury living presence

1990

101

Lewis, Bil

Multithreaded programming with Java technology

2000

102

Child, Julia

My life in France

2006

103

National Georgraphic

June 2014

104

National Georgraphic

October 2014

105

National Georgraphic

January 2014

106

National Georgraphic

March 2014

107

National Georgraphic

August 2014

108

National Georgraphic

April 2014

109

Schneider, Gary P.

New perspectives on the internet

2010

110

Elizabeth C. Gaskell

North and Sout

1994

111

Simon, Bennett, et. al.

Object-oriented ssytems analysis and design : using UML

1999

112

Official rules of card games

1968

113

Abraham Silberschatz, et. al.

Operating system concepts

1994

114

Gabaldon, Diana

Outlander : a novel

2014

115

Popular Science

December 2015

116

Zammetti, Frank W.

Practical Ajax projects with JavaTM technology

2006

117

Udell, Jon

Practical internet groupware

1999

118

Taylor, William C.

Practically radical : not-so-crazy ways to transform your company, shake up your industry, and challenge yourself

2011

119

Sklar, Joel

Principles of web design

2012

120

Subrahmanyam Allamaraju

Professional Java Server Programming J2EE edition

2000

121

Karl Avedal, et. al.

Professional JSP : using javaserver pages, servlets, EJB, JNDI, JDBC, SML, XSLT, and WML to create dynamic and customizable web content

2000

122

Luis Argerich, et. al.

Professional PHP4

2002

123

Eccher, Clint

Professional web design techniques and templates (CSS and Xhtml)

2008

124

Kalaw-Tirol, Lorna

Public faces, private lives

2000

125

Roger Norrington

Schubert: the London classical players

1990

126

Seal

1994

127

Selections from household hints & handy tips

1994

128

Bozarth, Jane

Social media for trainers : techniques for enhancing and extending learning

2010

129

Something gotta give

2003

130

Spotlight on piano; Liszt:concerto no. 1(5:48), Choppin : concerto no. 2(8:34), Bethoven : concerto no.4 (15:16)

1990

131

Yoffie, David B.

Strategy rules : five timeless lessons mfrom Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

2015

132

Satzinger, John W.

Systems analysis and design in a changing world

2009

133

Claudio Arrau, Salvatore Accardo, Sir Colin David

Tchaikovsky piano concerto no.1

134

Stevens, W. Richard

TCP/IP illustrated

1994

135

W. Richard Stevens

TCP/IP illustrated,  volume 1 : the protocols

1994

136

Stroustrup, Bjarne

The C++ programming language

1991

137

James Galway

The classical

1993

138

Santos, Bienvenido N.

The Day the dancers came : selected prose works

1991

139

Boccaccio, Giovanni

The Decameron

1977

140

Goerge Steven

The Diary of Anne Frank

2003

141

Mikka Poikselka

The IMS : IP multimedia concepts and services

2006

142

Thomas, Lorrie

The McGraw-Hill 36-hour course : online marketing

2011

143

by The Taliesin Orchestra

The music of enya

2002

144

The romantic : a windham hill sampler

1995

145

Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore story : memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

1998

146

The Rodgers & hammerstein

The sound of music

1999

147

Cecile B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments

2002

148

Van Cliburn

The World’s favorite piano music

1992

149

Hayzlett, Jeffrey W.

Think big, act bigger : the rewards of being relentless

2015

150

Time

April 2014

151

Time

April 2014

152

Time

June 2014

153

Time

June 2014

154

Time

Sept. 2013

155

Time

January 2013

156

Time : 100 new scientific discoveries facinating, unbelivable and mind-expanding stroies

157

Oxer, Jonathan

Ubuntu hacks

2006

158

Carlisle Adams

Understanding public-key infrastructure : concepts, standards, and deployment considerations

1999

159

Preston, W. Curtis

Unix backup and recovery

1999

160

W. Richard Stevens

Unix network programming : networking APIs: sockets and STI

1998

161

O’Connor, Peter

Using computers in hospitality

2004

162

Eckstein, Robert

Using Samba

2000

163

Van Cliburn in Moscow

1991

164

Falke-Morris, Terry

Web development and design foundations with XHTML

2011

165

Garfinkel, Simson

Web security & commerce

1997

166

Yeager, Nancy J.

Web server technology : the advanced guide for world wide web information providers

1996

167

Webster’s ninth new collegiate dictionary

1991

168

Webster’s ninth new collegiate dictionary

1991

169

Murakami, Haruki

What I talk about when I talk about running

2008

170

Him, Chanrithy

When broken glass floats : growing up under the Khmer Rouge

2000

171

Vladimirov, Andrew A.

Wi-Foo

2004

172

Flickenger, Rob

Wireless hacks

2006

173

Taylor Swift

World Tour Live : speak now

2011