New Books @ EnggLib2 as of February 26, 2014


Schaum’s easy outlines : mathematical handbook of formulas and tables
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rhandley Cajote

Authors Murray R. Spiegel, John Liu
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

If you are looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, turn to Schaum’s Easy Outlines!

Schaum’s Easy Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused review of the topic. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, it features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give you quick pointers to the essentials.

  • Expert tips for mastering math formulas
  • Last-minute essentials to pass the course
  • Complete index to all topics
  • Appropriate for the following courses: College Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Calculus, Calculus II, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics
  • Clear and concise explanations of all procedures
  • Formulas and tables for elementary to advanced topics
  • Complete index to all topics

Java application architecture : modularity patterns with examples using OSGi
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Kirk Knoernschild
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

This isn’t the first book on Java application architecture. No doubt it won’t be the last. But rest assured, this title is different. The way we develop Java applications is about to change, and this title explores the new way of Java application architecture.

Over the past several years, module frameworks have been gaining traction on the Java platform, and upcoming versions of Java will include a module system that allows you to leverage the power of modularity to build more resilient and flexible software systems. Modularity isn’t a new concept. But modularity will change the way we develop Java applications, and you’ll only be able to realize the benefits if you understand how to design more modular software systems.

Java Application Architecture will help you

  • Design modular software that is extensible, reusable, maintainable, and adaptable
  • Design modular software today, in anticipation of future platform support for modularity
  • Break large software systems into a flexible composite of collaborating modules
  • Understand where to place your architectural focus
  • Migrate large-scale monolithic applications to applications with a modular architecture
  • Articulate the advantages of modular software to your team

Computational materials science : an introduction
Recommending faculty: Dr. Leslie Joy L. Diaz

Author June Gunn Lee
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Computational Materials Science: An Introduction covers the essentials of computational science and explains how computational tools and techniques work to help solve materials science problems. The book focuses on two levels of a materials system: the electronic structure level of nuclei and electrons and the atomistic/molecular level. It presents computational treatments of these system levels using molecular dynamics (MD) and first-principles methods, since they are most relevant in materials science and engineering.

After a general overview of computational science, the text introduces MD methods based on classical mechanics and covers their implementation with run examples of XMD and LAMMPS. The author discusses first-principles methods based on quantum mechanics at an introductory level, using illustrations and analogies to assist students in understanding this difficult subject. The book then describes the density functional theory (DFT)—the first-principles method that can handle materials practically. It also reveals how each orbital of electron leads to particular properties of solids, such as total energy, band structure, and barrier energy. The final chapter implements the DFT into actual calculations with various run examples via the VASP program.

Computational methods are contributing more than ever to the development of advanced materials and new applications. For students and newcomers to computational science, this text shows how computational science can be used as a tool for solving materials problems. Further reading sections provide students with more advanced references.

An engineer’s guide to MATLAB : with applications from mechanical, aerospace, electrical, civil, and biological systems engineering, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Rhandley Cajote

Editors Edward B. Magrab… [et al.]
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson

An authoritative guide to generating readable, compact, and verifiably correct MATLAB programs.

This highly respected guide helps students develop a strong working knowledge of MATLAB that can be used to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Since solving these problems usually involves writing relatively short, one-time-use programs, the authors demonstrate how to effectively develop programs that are compact yet readable, easy to debug, and quick to execute. Emphasis is on using MATLAB to obtain solutions to several classes of engineering problems, so technical material is presented in summary form only.

The new edition has been thoroughly revised and tested for software release 2009.

Solar cells : materials, manufacture and operation, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Leslie Joy L. Diaz

Editors Augustin McEvoy, Tom Markvart, Luis Castaner
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances.

This thoroughly updated new edition of Markvart and Castaner’s Solar Cells, extracted from their industry standard Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, is the definitive reference covering the science and operation, materials and manufacture of solar cells. It is essential reading for engineers, installers, designers, and policy-makers who need to understand the science behind the solar cells of today, and tomorrow, in order to take solar energy to the next level.

  • A thorough update to the definitive reference to solar cells, created by a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple perspectives
  • Covers the whole spectrum of solar cell information, from basic scientific background, to the latest advances in materials, to manufacturing issues, to testing and calibration.
  • Case studies, practical examples and reports on the latest advances take the new edition of this amazing resource beyond a simple amalgamation of a vast amount of knowledge, into the realm of real world applications

Beginning digital from a VHDL perspective, International ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Bayona

Author Don A. Meador
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar, Cengage Learning

BEGINNING DIGITAL FROM A VHDL PERSPECTIVE, International Edition is the first book of its kind in the electronics technology market to break through the schematic barrier. Students achieve a deeper understanding of fundamental digital concepts with the VHDL language that will take them from the NAND function concepts to a fully-functional embedded microcomputer design. By beginning with basic circuit analysis and continuing on to digital concepts, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the basic introductory principles of digital electronics and VHDL. Topics covered include Boolean algebra, K-map simplification, encoders/decoders, latches, flip-flops, and number systems, among others. An introduction to VHDL constructs and formats is integrated into chapters in the text, giving the reader the most comprehensive understanding of digital concepts. Beginning Digital from a VHDL Perspective, International Edition, offers an in-depth introduction to digital electronics while preparing the reader for success in the electronics technology industry.

Web services & SOA : principles and technology, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Michael P. Papazoglou
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Pearson Education

The new edition of this bestselling book offers a comprehensive and up to date treatment of web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), giving you all you need to know to gain a solid foundation in this area.

Schaum’s outlines : probability and statistics, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Murray R. Spiegel, John J. Schiller, R. Alu Srinivasan
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately, there’s Schaum’s. This all-in-one-package includes more than 750 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 20 detailed videos featuring Math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems–it’s just like having your own virtual tutor! You’ll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum’s Outline gives you

  • 897 fully solved problems
  • Concise explanations of all course fundamentals
  • Information on conditional probability and independence, random variables, binominal and normal distributions, sampling distributions, and analysis of variance

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time–and get your best test scores!

Schaum’s Outlines–Problem Solved.

Computer-assisted language learning : diversity in research and practice
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Bayona

Editor Glenn Stockwell
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is an approach to teaching and learning languages that uses computers and other technologies to present, reinforce, and assess material to be learned, or to create environments where teachers and learners can interact with one another and the outside world. This book provides a much-needed overview of the diverse approaches to research and practice in CALL. It differs from previous works in that it not only surveys the field, but also makes connections to actual practice and demonstrates the potential advantages and limitations of the diverse options available. These options are based squarely on existing research in the field, enabling readers to make informed decisions regarding their own research in CALL. This essential text helps readers to understand and embrace the diversity in the field, and helps to guide them in both research and practice.

Electrical energy efficiency : technologies and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel C. Orillaza, Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editors Andreas Sumper and Angelo Baggini
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The improvement of electrical energy efficiency is fast becoming one of the most essential areas of sustainability development, backed by political initiatives to control and reduce energy demand.

Now a major topic in industry and the electrical engineering research community, engineers have started to focus on analysis, diagnosis and possible solutions. Owing to the complexity and cross-disciplinary nature of electrical energy efficiency issues, the optimal solution is often multi-faceted with a critical solutions evaluation component to ensure cost effectiveness.

This single-source reference brings a practical focus to the subject of electrical energy efficiency, providing detailed theory and practical applications to enable engineers to find solutions for electroefficiency problems. It presents power supplier as well as electricity user perspectives and promotes routine implementation of good engineering practice.

Key features include:

  • a comprehensive overview of the different technologies involved in electroefficiency, outlining monitoring and control concepts and practical design techniques used in industrial applications;
  • description of the current standards of electrical motors, with illustrative case studies showing how to achieve better design;
  • up-to-date information on standarization, technologies, economic realities and energy efficiency indicators (the main types and international results);
  • coverage on the quality and efficiency of distribution systems (the impact on distribution systems and loads, and the calculation of power losses in distribution lines and in power transformers).

With invaluable practical advice, this book is suited to practicing electrical engineers, design engineers, installation designers, M&E designers, and economic engineers. It equips maintenance and energy managers, planners, and infrastructure managers with the necessary knowledge to properly evaluate the wealth of electrical energy efficiency solutions for large investments. This reference also provides interesting reading material for energy researchers, policy makers, consultants, postgraduate engineering students and final year undergraduate engineering students.

Restructured electric power systems : analysis of electricity markets with equilibrium models
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Pedrasa, Prof. Ivan Cruz

Editor Xiao-Ping Zhang
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

The latest practical applications of electricity market equilibrium models in analyzing electricity markets

Electricity market deregulation is driving the power energy production from a monopolistic structure into a competitive market environment. The development of electricity markets has necessitated the need to analyze market behavior and power. Restructured Electric Power Systems reviews the latest developments in electricity market equilibrium models and discusses the application of such models in the practical analysis and assessment of electricity markets.

Drawing upon the extensive involvement in the research and industrial development of the leading experts in the subject area, the book starts by explaining the current developments of electrical power systems towards smart grids and then relates the operation and control technologies to the aspects in electricity markets. It explores:

  • The problems of electricity market behavior and market power
  • Mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints (MPEC) and equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints (EPEC)
  • Tools and techniques for solving the electricity market equilibrium problems
  • Various electricity market equilibrium models
  • State-of-the-art techniques for computing the electricity market equilibrium problems
  • The application of electricity market equilibrium models in assessing the economic benefits of transmission expansions for market environments, forward and spot markets, short-term power system security, and analysis of reactive power impact

Also featured are computational resources to allow readers to develop algorithms on their own, as well as future research directions in modeling and computational techniques in electricity market analysis. Restructured Electric Power Systems is an invaluable reference for electrical engineers and power system economists from power utilities and for professors, postgraduate students, and undergraduate students in electrical power engineering, as well as those responsible for the design, engineering, research, and development of competitive electricity markets and electricity market policy.

Detection and estimation for communication and radar systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Bayona

Authors Kung Yao, Flavio Lorenzelli, Chiao-En Chen
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Covering the fundamentals of detection and estimation theory, this systematic guide describes statistical tools that can be used to analyze, design, implement and optimize real-world systems. Detailed derivations of the various statistical methods are provided, ensuring a deeper understanding of the basics. Packed with practical insights, it uses extensive examples from communication, telecommunication and radar engineering to illustrate how theoretical results are derived and applied in practice. A unique blend of theory and applications and over 80 analytical and computational end-of-chapter problems make this an ideal resource for both graduate students and professional engineers.

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