Newly acquired books : May 2010

NEW REFERENCE BOOKS

 
Information security management handbook, 6th ed.

Author Harold F. Tipton, Micki Krause, [editors].
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2007-2009
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Information security management handbook

“A compilation of the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required by all security professionals, this text forms the basis on which all IT security programs and certifications are created. Considered the gold-standard reference of Information Security, Volume 3 includes coverage of each domain of the Common Body of Knowledge, the standard of knowledge required by IT security professionals worldwide. In step with the lightening-quick, increasingly fast pace of change in the technology field, this book is revised annually, keeping IT professionals updated and current in their field and on the job. A CD-ROM version of this book is also available which includes the content from every annual edition since 1997.

Handbook of power system engineering

Author Yoshihide Hase
Place of Publication Chichester Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Handbook of power system engineering

Maintaining the reliable and efficient generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power is of the utmost importance in a world where electricity is the inevitable means of energy acquisition, transportation, and utilization, and the principle mode of communicating media. Our modern society is entirely dependent on electricity, so problems involving the continuous delivery of power can lead to the disruption and breakdown of vital economic and social infrastructures. This book brings together comprehensive technical information on power system engineering, covering the fundamental theory of power systems and their components, and the related analytical approaches. It presents detailed theoretical explanations of simple power systems as an accessible basis for understanding the larger, more complex power systems. It examines widely the theory, practices and implementation of several power sub-systems such as generating plants, over-head transmission lines and power cable lines, sub-stations, including over-voltage protection, insulation coordination as well as power systems control and protection. It discusses steady-state and transient phenomena from basic power-frequency range to lightning and switching-surge ranges, including system faults, wave-form distortion and lower-order harmonic resonance. It explains the dynamics of generators and power systems through essential mathematical equations, with many numerical examples. It analyses the historical progression of power system engineering, in particular the descriptive methods of electrical circuits for power systems. Written by an author with a wealth of experience in the field, both in industry and academia, the “Handbook of Power System Engineering” provides a single reference work for practicing engineers, researchers and those working in industry that want to gain knowledge of all aspects of power systems. It is also valuable for advanced students taking courses or modules in power system engineering.

IT manager’s handbook, Business ed.

Author Bill Holtsnider, Brian D. Jaffe.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Morgan Kaufman Publishers

IT manager's handbook

“IT Manager’s Handbook: The Business Edition” is a must-have guide for the advancing technology professional who is looking to move up into a supervisory role, and is ideal for newly-promoted IT managers who needs to quickly understand their positions. It uses IT-related examples to discuss business topics and recognizes the ever-changing and growing demands of IT in today’s world as well as how these demands impact those who work in the field. Specific attention is paid to the latest issues, including the challenges of dealing with a mobile and virtual workforce, managing Gen-X/Yers, and running an IT organization in a troubled economy. Rich with external references and written in-easy-to-read sections, “IT Manager’s Handbook: The Business Edition” is the definitive manual to managing an IT department in today’s corporate environment. The key features of the book include: focuses on Web 2.0 ideas and how they impact and play into today’s organizations, so you can keep up on social networking, YouTube, web conferencing, instant messaging, Twitter, RSS Feeds, and other collaboration tools; provides strategies on how to get employees to focus in the 24/7 data word; and discusses key IT topics in ‘layman’s terms’ for business personnel who need to understand IT topics.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Antennas : fundamentals, design, measurement, 3rd ed.

Author Lamont V. Blake, Maurice W. Long
Place of Publication Raleigh, NC
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher SciTech Pub.

Antennas : fundamentals, design, measurement

“The Blake/Long” book is a professional level, introductory text on antenna principles, design, analysis, and measurements. It is especially suitable for persons who wish to improve their knowledge of antenna principles, concept design, performance analyses, and measurements. It is not a cookbook-like catalog for antenna design, nor does its understanding require a familiarity with electromagnetic theory, sophisticated mathematics, or complex computer techniques.The 3rd Edition updates and expands the original text by Lamont Blake, which was prepared at the undergraduate engineering, science, or technology level. For providing technical depth at the senior and graduate university levels, additions to the original book include a greatly expanded Chapter 7 on ‘Antennas with Special Properties,’ a brand new Chapter 8 on ‘Electronically Steered Arrays,’ and a revised and Chapter 9 on ‘Measurements.’ Also new to this edition are numerous appendices to the updated text and a CD-ROM with sample computer analyses. Reader knowledge assumes familiarity with basic college physics and mathematics. Computer computations use Mathcad[copyright] software, which can be read and used by persons without prior computer programming knowledge. The book is therefore suitable for entry-level as well as the more experienced professionals who desire to expand their understanding of and capabilities for antenna principles, analyses, measurements, and design.This title retains the clarity of writing and minimum of required math and theory so that a broad range of readers will benefit. It covers a review of Complex-Variable algebra; Maxwell’s Equations; Far-Zone Range-Approximation and Phase Error; Polarization Theory; Complex Reflection Coefficients and Multipath Effects; Path Length Differences from a Planar Aperture; Radiating near and far fields, and the Obliquity Factor; Radomes; and effects of random aperture phase errors.It includes a brand new chapter on Electronically Steered Arrays, so important to understanding the advances in digital technology as they apply to high-speed electronics and applications in radar and communications today. Problems and Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter for homework or self-study tests of understanding. Material and reviews have been provided by leading antenna experts and instructors: Donald Bodnar, Mark Mitchell, Ed Joy, and Andrew Peterson. Enclosed CD provides data analyses and Mathcad files for extended study and visualization. MATLAB equivalent files are in work and will be free as downloads later.This title contains a CD-ROM – CD 1.0 Surface Reflections; CD 2.0 Spherical Earth Grazing and Elevation Angles; CD 3.0 Earth Effects on Patterns and Multipath Propagation; CD 4.0 Antenna Pattern Analyses; and CD 5.0 Three-Dimensional Pattern Graphics in Mathcad.

Principles of semiconductor devices

Author Sima Dimitrijev
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Oxford University Press

Principles of semiconductor devices

Quantum mechanical phenomena-including energy bands, energy gaps, holes, and effective mass-constitute the majority of properties unique to semiconductor materials. Understanding how these properties affect the electrical characteristics of semiconductors is vital for engineers working with today’s nanoscale devices.
Designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, Principles of Semiconductor Devices covers the dominant practical applications of semiconductor device theory and applies quantum mechanical concepts and equations to develop the energy-band model. The text presents quantum mechanics through examples related to the energy-band model, providing students with a deeper understanding of the energy-band diagrams used to explain semiconductor device operation. The semiconductor theory is directly linked to the electronic layout and design of integrated circuits.
The author has divided the text into four parts. Part I explains semiconductor physics, and Part II presents the principles of operation and modeling of the fundamental junctions and transistors. Part III discusses the diode, MOSFET, and BJT topics that are needed for circuit design. Part IV introduces photonic devices, microwave FETs, negative-resistance diodes, and power devices. The chapters and the sections in each chapter are organized hierarchically. Core material is presented first, followed by advanced topics, allowing instructors to select more rigorous, design-related topics as they see fit.

Practical control engineering : a guide for engineers, managers, and practitioners

Author David M. Koenig
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Practical control engineering : a guide for engineers, managers, and practitioners

An Essential Guide to Control Engineering Fundamentals

Understand the day-to-day procedures of today’s control engineer with the pragmatic insights and techniques contained in this unique resource. Written in clear, concise language, Practical Control Engineering shows, step-by-step, how engineers simulate real-world phenomena using dynamic models and algorithms. Learn how to handle single and multiple-staged systems, implement error-free feedback control, eliminate anomalies, and work in the frequency and discrete-time domains. Extensive appendices cover basic calculus, differential equations, vector math, Laplace and Z-transforms, and Matlab basics. Practical Control Engineering explains how to: Gain insight into control engineering and process analysisWrite and debug algorithms that simulate physical processes Understand feedback, feedforward, open loops, and cascade controlsBuild behavioral models using basic applied mathematicsAnalyze lumped, underdamped, and distributed processesComprehend matrix, vector, and state estimation concepts Convert from continuous to discrete-time and frequency domains. Filter out white noise, colored noise, and stochaic disturbances

RFID security : techniques, protocols, and system-on-chip design

Author Paris Kitsos, Yan Zhang, editors
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

RFID security : techniques, protocols, and system-on-chip design

RFID Security: Techniques, Protocols and System-On-Chip Design is an edited book covering fundamentals, security theories and protocols, and hardware implementations for cryptography algorithms and security techniques in RFID. The volume is structured in three parts. Part 1 deals with RFID fundamentals, including system architectures and applications. Part 2 addresses RFID security protocols and techniques with a comprehensive collection of the recent state-of-art protocols and techniques to secure RFID avoiding all potential security forces and cracks. Finally, the book discusses hardware implementation of security algorithms. This section deals with the hardware implementations of cryptography algorithms and protocols dedicated to RFID platforms and chips.

Advanced PIC microcontroller projects in C : from USB to RTOS with the PIC18F series

Author Dogan Ibrahim
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

Advanced PIC microcontroller projects in C : from USB to RTOS with the PIC18F series

This book is ideal for the engineer, technician, hobbyist and student who have knowledge of the basic principles of PIC microcontrollers and want to develop more advanced applications using the 18F series. The architecture of the PIC 18FXXX series as well as typical oscillator, reset, memory, and input-output circuits is completely detailed. After giving an introduction to programming in C, the book describes the project development cycle in full, giving details of the process of editing, compilation, error handling, programming and the use of specific development tools. The bulk of the book gives full details of tried and tested hands-on projects, such as the 12C BUS, USB BUS, CAN BUS, SPI BUS and real-time operating systems.This book features: a clear introduction to the PIC 18FXXX microcontroller’s architecture; 20 projects, including developing wireless and sensor network applications, using I2C BUS, USB BUS, CAN BUS and the SPI BUS, which give the block and circuit diagram, program description in PDL, program listing and program description; numerous examples of using developmental tools: simulators, in-circuit debuggers (especially ICD2) and emulators; and a CD-ROM of all the programs, hex listings, diagrams, data sheets and tables.

Artificial intelligence for games, 2nd ed.

Author Ian Millington and John Funge
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier

Artificial intelligence for games

Creating robust artificial intelligence is one of the greatest challenges for game developers, yet the commercial success of a game is often dependent upon the quality of the AI. In this book, Ian Millington brings extensive professional experience to the problem of improving the quality of AI in games. He describes numerous examples from real games and explores the underlying ideas through detailed case studies. He goes further to introduce many techniques little used by developers today. The book’s associated web site contains a library of C++ source code and demonstration programs, and a complete commercial source code library of AI algorithms and techniques. “Artificial Intelligence for Games – 2nd Edition” will be highly useful to academics teaching courses on game AI, in that it includes exercises with each chapter. It will also include new and expanded coverage of the following: AI-oriented gameplay; behavior driven AI; and, casual games (puzzle games). This is the first comprehensive, professional tutorial and reference to implement true AI in games written by an engineer with extensive industry experience. It walks through the entire development process from beginning to end. It includes examples from over 100 real games, 10 in-depth case studies, and web site with sample code.

Web service contract design and versioning for SOA

Author Thomas Erl … [et al.].
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Prentice Hall

Web service contract design and versioning for SOA

The Ultimate Guide for Designing and Governing Web Service Contracts For Web services to succeed as part of SOA, they require balanced, effective technical contracts that enable services to be evolved and repeatedly reused for years to come. Now, a team of industry experts presents the first end-to-end guide to designing and governing Web service contracts. Writing for developers, architects, governance specialists, and other IT professionals, the authors cover the following areas: Understanding Web Service Contract Technologies Initial chapters and ongoing supplementary content help even the most inexperienced professional get up to speed on how all of the different technologies and design considerations relate to the creation of Web service contracts. For example, a visual anatomy of a Web service contract documented from logical and physical perspectives is provided, along with a chapter dedicated to describing namespaces in plain English. The book is further equipped with numerous case study examples and many illustrations. Fundamental and Advanced WSDL Tutorial coverage of WSDL 1.1 and 2.0 and detailed descriptions of their differences is followed by numerous advanced WSDL topics and design techniques, including extreme loose coupling, modularization options, use of extensibility elements, asynchrony, message dispatch, service instance identification, non-SOAP HTTP binding, and WS-BPEL extensions. Also explained is how WSDL definitions are shaped by key SOA design patterns. Fundamental and Advanced XML Schema XML Schema basics are covered within the context of Web services and SOA, after which advanced XML Schema chapters delve into a variety of specialized message design considerations and techniques, including the use of wildcards, reusability of schemas and schema fragments, type inheritance and composition, CRUD-style message design, and combining industry and custom schemas. Fundamental and Advanced WS-Policy Topics, such as Policy Expression Structure, Composite Policies, Operator Composition Rules, and Policy Attachment establish a foundation upon which more advanced topics, such as policy reusability and centralization, nested, parameterized, and ignorable assertions are covered, along with an exploration of creating concurrent policy-enabled contracts and designing custom policy assertions and vocabularies. Fundamental Message Design with SOAP A broad range of message design-related topics are covered, including SOAP message structures, SOAP nodes and roles, SOAP faults, designing custom SOAP headers and working with industry-standard SOAP headers.Advanced Message Design with WS-Addressing The art of message design is taken to a new level with in-depth descriptions of WS-Addressing endpoint references (EPRs) and MAP headers and an exploration of how they are applied via SOA design patterns. Also covered are WSDL binding considerations, related MEP rules, WS-Addressing policy assertions, and detailed coverage of how WS-Addressing relates to SOAP Action values. Advanced Message Design with MTOM, and SwA Developing SOAP messages capable of transporting large documents or binary content is explored with a documentation of the MTOM packaging and serialization framework (including MTOM-related policy assertions), together with the SOAP with Attachments (SwA) standard and the related WS-I Attachments Profile. Versioning Techniques and Strategies Fundamental versioning theory starts off a series of chapters that dive into a variety of versioning techniques based on proven SOA design patterns including backward and forward compatibility, version identification strategies, service termination, policy versioning, validation by projection, concurrency control, partial understanding, and versioning with and without wildcards.Web Service Contracts and SOA The constant focus of this book is on the design and versioning of Web service contracts in support of SOA and service-orientation. Relevant SOA design principles and d Hide

Database design : know it all

Author Stephen Buxton … [et al.].
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier

Database design : know it all

“This book brings all of the elements of database design together in a single volume, saving the reader the time and expense of making multiple purchases. It consolidates both introductory and advanced topics, thereby covering the gamut of database design methodology from ER and UML techniques, to conceptual data modeling and table transformation, to storing XML and querying moving objects databases. The proposed book expertly combines the finest database design material from the Morgan Kaufmann portfolio. Individual chapters are derived from a select group of MK books authored by the best and brightest in the field. These chapters are combined into one comprehensive volume in a way that allows it to be used as a reference work for those interested in new and developing aspects of database design. This book represents a quick and efficient way to unite valuable content from leading database design experts, thereby creating a definitive, one-stop-shopping opportunity for customers to receive the information they would otherwise need to round up from separate sources. This book includes chapters contributed by various recognized experts in the field that let the reader remain up to date and fully informed from multiple viewpoints. It details multiple relational models and modeling languages, enhancing the reader’s technical expertise and familiarity with design-related requirements specification. Its coverage of both theory and practice brings all of the elements of database design together in a single volume, saving the reader the time and expense of making multiple purchases.

Mobile enterprise transition and management

Author Bhuvan Unhelkar
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Mobile enterprise transition and management

Coupled with the internet, mobile technology is rapidly moving us from the information age into the age of boundless communication. However, the success of today’s cutting-edge mobile technologies will not be determined merely by their new features. Rather, the way in which you integrate these technologies into your day-to-day business operations that will determine their success or failure. While there is substantial literature on mobility and business transitions, this book not only brings the two together but also provides a formal process for transitioning your organization from a fix-wired electronic organization to an enhanced mobile enterprise with minimal disruptions to daily operations. Addressing the rapid evolution of global communications, “Mobile Enterprise Transition and Management” provides step-by-step guidance on how to configure, enact, and manage the process of integrating mobile technology within your organization. The mobile enterprise transition (MET) process presented considers input from the four significant dimensions of an organization economic, technical, process, and social making it a well-rounded and complete process. The material presented in this book forms the basis of the popular workshop designed and led by a leading expert in the field based on extensive research, literature review, and practical experimentation in METs, this comprehensive text presents emerging best practices, exhaustive case studies, and examples of successful transitions. It also provides detailed references, and a glossary of key terms and commonly used acronyms. Whether you are an engineer, network manager, business manager, or other decision maker, this book will show you how to develop customized integration strategies that will set your enterprise on the path to achieving the competitive advantages today’s mobile innovations make possible.

Data flow analysis : theory and practice

Author Uday P. Khedker, Amitabha Sanyal, Bageshri Karkare
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Data flow analysis : theory and practice

This is an in-depth text that goes beyond bit vectors. This work provides an in-depth treatment of data flow analysis technique. Reviewing inter-procedural analysis and incremental flow analysis, this book is the first to extend detailed coverage of data flow analysis beyond bit vectors. Supplemented by numerous case studies and examples, this text equips readers with a combination of mutually supportive theory and practice. It examines mathematical functions and includes studies of data flow analysis implantations through use of the GNU Compiler Collection. Readers can experiment with the analyses described in the book by accessing the author’s web page where they will find OPTEX (Optimization Explorer) software and source code.

Software error detection through testing and analysis

Author J.C. Huang
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Software error detection through testing and analysis

This book offers an in-depth review of key techniques in software error detection. Software error detection is one of the most challenging problems in software engineering. Now, you can learn how to make the most of software testing by selecting test cases to maximize the probability of revealing latent errors. “Software Error Detection through Testing and Analysis” begins with a thorough discussion of test-case selection and a review of the concepts, notations, and principles used in the book. Next, it covers: code-based test-case selection methods; specification-based test-case selection methods; additional advanced topics in testing; analysis of symbolic trace; static analysis; and, program instrumentation. Each chapter begins with a clear introduction and ends with exercises for readers to test their understanding of the material. Plus, appendices provide a logico-mathematical background, glossary, and questions for self-assessment. Assuming a basic background in software quality assurance and an ability to write nontrivial programs, the book is free of programming languages and paradigms used to construct the program under test. “Software Error Detection through Testing and Analysis” is suitable as a professional reference for software testing specialists, software engineers, software developers, and software programmers. It is also appropriate as a textbook for software engineering, software testing, and software quality assurance courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels

Scaling lean & agile development : thinking and organizational tools for large-scale Scrum

Author Craig Larman, Bas Vodde
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Scaling lean & agile development : thinking and organizational tools for large-scale Scrum

Lean Development and Agile Methods for Large-Scale Products: Key Thinking and Organizational Tools for Sustainable Competitive Success Increasingly, large product-development organizations are turning to lean thinking, agile principles and practices, and large-scale Scrum to sustainably and quickly deliver value and innovation. However, many groups have floundered in their practice-oriented adoptions. Why? Because without a deeper understanding of the thinking tools and profound organizational redesign needed, it is as though casting seeds on to an infertile field. Now, drawing on their long experience leading and guiding large-scale lean and agile adoptions for large, multisite, and offshore product development, and drawing on the best research for great team-based agile organizations, internationally recognized consultant and best-selling author Craig Larman and former leader of the agile transformation at Nokia Networks Bas Vodde share the key thinking and organizational tools needed to plant the seeds of product development success in a fertile lean and agile enterprise. Coverage includes *Lean thinking and development combined with agile practices and methods*Systems thinking*Queuing theory and large-scale development processes*Moving from single-function and component teams to stable cross-functional cross-component Scrum feature teams with end-to-end responsibility for features *Organizational redesign to a lean and agile enterprise that delivers value fast*Large-scale Scrum for multi-hundred-person product groups In a competitive environment that demands ever-faster cycle times and greater innovation, applied lean thinking and agile principles are becoming an urgent priority. Scaling Lean & Agile Development will help leaders create the foundation for their lean enterprise–and deliver on the significant benefits of agility. In addition to the foundation tools in this text, see the companion book Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum for complementary action tools.

Professional penetration testing : creating and operating a formal hacking lab

Author Thomas Wilhelm technical editor, Jan Kanclirz Jr.
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Syngress Pub.

Professional penetration testing : creating and operating a formal hacking lab

“Save yourself some money! This complete classroom-in-a-book on penetration testing provides material that can cost upwards of $1,000 for a fraction of the price! Thomas Wilhelm has delivered pen testing training to countless security professionals and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. Penetration testing is the act of testing a network to find security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by phishers, digital piracy groups, and countless other organized or individual malicious hackers. The material presented will be useful to beginners all the way through to advanced practitioners. Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career. Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers. Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business. Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester. Learn through video – the DVD includes instructional videos that replicate classroom instruction and live, real-world vulnerability simulations of complete servers with known and unknown vulnerabilities to practice hacking skills in a controlled lab environment.

Probability and statistical inference, 8th ed.

Author Robert V. Hogg, Elliot A. Tanis
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

Probability and statistical inference

This applied introduction to the mathematics of probability and statistics e mphasizes the existence of variation in almost every process, and how the study of probability and statistics helps us understand this variability. Designed for students with a background in calculus, it reinforces basic mathematical concepts with numerous real-world examples and applications to illustrate the relevance of key concepts.

Wind energy generation : modelling and control

Author Olimpo Anaya-Lara … [et al.].
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Wind energy generation : modelling and control

With increasing concern over climate change and the security of energy supplies, wind power is emerging as an important source of electrical energy throughout the world. Modern wind turbines use advanced power electronics to provide efficient generator control and to ensure compatible operation with the power system. “Wind Energy Generation” describes the fundamental principles and modelling of the electrical generator and power electronic systems used in large wind turbines. It also discusses how they interact with the power system and the influence of wind turbines on power system operation and stability. The book includes a comprehensive account of power electronic equipment used in wind turbines and for their grid connection; describes enabling technologies which facilitate the connection of large-scale onshore and offshore wind farms; provides detailed modelling and control of wind turbine systems; and, shows a number of simulations and case studies which explain the dynamic interaction between wind power and conventional generation.

High-performance heterogeneous computing

Author Alexey L. Lastovetsky, Jack J. Dongarra
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Wireless broadband : conflict and convergence

“This book is an analytical overview of the state of the art, open problems, and future trends in heterogeneous parallel and distributed computing. It provides an overview of the ongoing academic research, development, and uses of heterogeneous parallel and distributed computing in the context of scientific computing. Presenting the state of the art in this challenging and rapidly evolving area, the book is organized in five distinct parts: Heterogeneous Platforms: Taxonomy, Typical Uses, and Programming Issues; Performance Models of Heterogeneous Platforms and Design of Heterogeneous Algorithms; Performance: Implementation and Software; Applications; and, Future Trends. “High Performance Heterogeneous Computing” is a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners in the area of high performance heterogeneous computing. It also serves as an excellent supplemental text for graduate and postgraduate courses in related areas.

Test and measurement

Author Jon Wilson … [et al.].
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

Test and measurement

The Newnes Know It All Series” takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer’s first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. It is guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! It offers a 360-degree view from our best-selling authors. It covers the hot topics. This is the ultimate hard-working desk reference, featuring all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume.

Head first JavaScript

Author Michael Morrison
Place of Publication Beijing Sebastopol, CA
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher O’Reilly

Head first JavaScript

So you’re ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you’re finally ready to add “programmer” to the resume. It sounds like you’re ready to learn the Web’s hottest programming language: JavaScript. “Head First JavaScript” is your ticket to going beyond copying and pasting the code from someone else’s web site, and writing your own interactive web pages. With “Head First JavaScript”, you learn: the basics of programming, from variables to types to looping; how the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code; why you’ll never have to worry about casting, overloading, or polymorphism when you’re writing JavaScript code; and, how to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons.If you’ve ever read a “Head First” book, you know what to expect – a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. “Head First JavaScript” is no exception. It starts where HTML and CSS leave off, and takes you through your first program into more complex programming concepts – like working directly with the web browser’s object model and writing code that works on all modern browsers. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never written a line of code before! In typical “Head First” style, “Head First JavaScript” doesn’t skip steps, and we’re not interested in having you cut and paste code. You’ll learn JavaScript, understand it, and have a blast along the way. So get ready…dynamic and exciting web pages are just pages away.

RF power amplifiers for wireless communications, 2nd ed.

Author Steve C. Cripps
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Artech House

Systems biology and synthetic biology

Reviewing the previous edition, “IEEE Microwave Magazine” boasted, “anyone designing power amplifiers will find this book thought provoking and useful.” Professionals in the field agreed as the book went on to be one of our top-selling RF design titles. This extensively revised edition of “RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communications” offers practitioners a comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date understanding of how to tackle a PA (power amplifier) design with confidence and quickly determine the cause of malfunctioning hardware. Among the numerous updates, the Second Edition includes five new chapters on some of today’s most important topics, such as class AB PAs at GHz frequencies; switching PA modes at GHz frequencies; signals, modulation systems, and PA nonlinearities; power amplifier bias circuit design; and load-pull techniques. Supported with nearly 200 illustrations, the book contains the most complete survey of RF PA efficiency enhancement and linearization techniques in a single volume.

Generating electricity in a carbon-constrained world

Author edited by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Place of Publication San Diego
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier Academic Press

Generating electricity in a carbon-constrained world

The electric power sector is what keeps modern economies going, and historically, fossil fuels provided the bulk of the energy need to generate electricity, with coal a dominant player in many parts of the world. Now with growing concerns about global climate change, this historical dependence on fossil-fuels, especially those rich in carbon, are being questioned. Examining the implications of the industry’s future in a carbon-constrained world, a distinct reality, is the subject of this book. Containing contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world, this book explores the various energy production options available to power companies in a carbon-constrained world. The three part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of the short term options including Clean Coal and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology, Coal, and Emission trading. Renewable energy options such as Nuclear Energy, Wind power, Solar power, Hydro-electric, and Geothermal energy are clearly explained along with their trade-offs and uncertainties inherent in evaluating and choosing different energy options and provides a framework for assessing policy solutions. This is followed by self-contained chapters of case-studies from all over the world. Other topics discussed in the book are Creating markets for tradable permits in the emerging carbon era, Global Action on Climate Change, The Impossibility of Staunching World CO2 Emissions and Energy efficiency. The book clearly explains short term and long term options. It presents contributions from renowned scholars and academics from around the world, and contains case-studies from all over the world.

Information flow and knowledge sharing

Author Flâvio Soares Correa da Silva, Jaume Agusti-Cullell.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier

Information flow and knowledge sharing

Excerpt from the Foreword: ‘The stated aim of the book series “Capturing Intelligence” is to publish books on research from all disciplines dealing with and affecting the issue of understanding and reproducing intelligence artificial systems. Of course, much of the work done in the past decades in this area has been of a highly technical nature, varying from hardware design for robots, software design for intelligent agents, and formal logic for reasoning. It is therefore very refreshing to see Information Flow and Knowledge Sharing. This is a courageous book indeed. It is not afraid to tackle the Big Issues: notions such as information, knowledge, information system, information flow, collaborative problem solving, and ontological reasoning. All of these notions are crucial to our understanding of intelligence and our building of intelligent artificial systems, but all too often, these Big Issues are hidden behind the curtains while the technical topics take center stage. AI has a rich history of philosophical books that have chosen a non-standard structure and narrative. It is nice to see that the authors have succeeded into combining a non-standard approach to deep questions with a non-standard format, resulting in a highly interesting volume’ – Frank van Harmelen, Series Editor. Excerpt from the Introduction: ‘Our interest is to promote, through a better and deeper understanding of the notions of information and knowledge, a better and deeper critical understanding of information technology as situated in the full range of human activities, assuming as a principle that this range of activities cannot be properly appreciated when it is reduced to the simplified means-end schema proposed by Technology. We invite the reader to build his/her own points of view about these notions, considering our propositions as a starting point for a critical analysis and discussion of these points. With that, we believe we are contributing to a better understanding of the impact of technology – and particularly of Information Technology – in everyday life’ – Flavio Soares Correa da Silva, Jaume Agusti-Cullell. This title bridges the gap between the technological and philosophical aspects of information technology. It gives both professionals and academics a philosophical foundation of IT so they can better understand their own disciplines. It sheds light on a part of IT which is often overshadowed by its technical counterparts.

Ground-based wireless positioning

Author Kegen Yu, Ian Sharp and Y. Jay Guo.
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

Ground-based wireless positioning

“Ground Based Wireless Positioning” provides an in-depth treatment of non-GPS based wireless positioning techniques, with a balance between theory and engineering practice. The book presents the architecture, design and testing of a variety of wireless positioning systems based on the time-of-arrival, signal strength, and angle-of-arrival measurements. These techniques are essential for developing accurate wireless positioning systems which can operate reliably in both indoor and outdoor environments where the Global Positioning System (GPS) proves to be inadequate. The book covers a wide range of issues including radio propagation, parameter identification, statistical signal processing, optimization, and localization in large and multi-hop networks. A comprehensive study on the state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies in wireless positioning and tracking is provided, including anchor-based and anchor-free localisation in wireless sensor networks (WSN). The authors address real world issues such as multipath, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) propagation, accuracy limitations and measurement errors. Presenting the latest advances in the field, “Ground Based Wireless Positioning” is one of the first books to cover non-GPS based technologies for wireless positioning. It serves as an indispensable reference for researchers and engineers specialising in the fields of localization and tracking, and wireless sensor networks; provides a comprehensive treatment of methodologies and algorithms for positioning and tracking; includes practical issues and case studies in designing real wireless positioning systems; explains non-line-of-sight (NLOS) radio propagation and NLOS mitigation techniques; and, balances solid theory with engineering practice of non-GPS wireless systems.

Mobile peer to peer (P2P) : a tutorial guide

Author [edited by] Frank H.P. Fitzek, Hassan Charaf.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Mobile peer to peer (P2P) : a tutorial guide

This book lets you explore the potential of mobile P2P networks. “Mobile Peer to Peer (P2P): A Tutorial Guide” discusses the potential of wireless communication among mobile devices forming mobile peer to peer networks. This book provides the basic programming skills required to set up wireless communication links between mobile devices, offering a guide to the development process of mobile peer to peer networks. Divided into three sections, Part I briefly introduces the basics of wireless technologies, mobile architectures, and communication protocols. Detailed descriptions of Bluetooth, IEEE802.11, and cellular communication link are given and applied to potential communication architectures. Part II focuses on programming for individual wireless technologies, and gives an understanding of the programming environment for individual wireless technologies. In addition, Part III provides advanced examples for mobile peer to peer networks. This book introduces the basics of short-range/wireless technologies (such as Bluetooth and IEEE 802.1 1 Wireless LAN), mobile architectures, and communication protocols. It explains the basic programming environment and the basic wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi (IEEE802.11), and cellular communication examples. It discusses the advancements in meshed networks, mobile social networks and cooperative networks. It provides detailed examples of mobile peer to peer communication including, social mobile networking, cooperative wireless networking, network coding, and mobile gaming. This book includes an accompanying website containing programming examples as source code. “Mobile Peer to Peer (P2P): A Tutorial Guide” is an invaluable reference for advanced students on wireless/mobile communications courses, and researchers in various areas of mobile communications (mashups, social mobile networks, network coding, etc.) Undergraduate students and practitioners wishing to learn how to build mobile peer to peer networks will also find this book of interest.

Electrical power equipment maintenance and testing, 2nd ed.

Author Paul Gill
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Electrical power equipment maintenance and testing

The second edition of a bestseller, this definitive text covers all aspects of testing and maintenance of the equipment found in electrical power systems serving industrial, commercial, utility substations, and generating plants. It addresses practical aspects of routing testing and maintenance and presents both the methodologies and engineering basics needed to carry out these tasks. It is an essential reference for engineers and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance, and testing of power system equipment. Comprehensive coverage of this title includes dielectric theory, dissolved gas analysis, cable fault locating, ground resistance measurements, and power factor, dissipation factor, DC, breaker, and relay testing methods

Renewable energy systems : the choice and modeling of 100% renewable solutions

Author Henrik Lund.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier

Renewable energy systems : the choice and modeling of 100% renewable solutions

In this practical guide, globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor Henrik Lund describes the modeling and simulation techniques that can be utilised to ensure at the outset of any renewable energy project that the resources available will meet supply demands. A clear, comprehensive methodology is set forth for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. Dr. Lund offers a freely available accompanying software tool, EnergyPLAN, that automates and simplifies the calculations supporting such detailed comparative analysis. The book further presents concrete design examples derived from a dozen successfully implemented renewable energy systems around the globe. It makes recommendations on the first steps of large-scale integration, focusing on the more immediate issue of conversion, rather than storage technologies. The text also undertakes the socio-political realities governing the implementation of renewable energy systems. Dr. Lund makes clear that it is the work of professionals in the renewables field to raise awareness that alternatives DO exist and that it is indeed economically and technically viable to choose renewable energy systems. To aid readers in that task, the book presents key strategies on how to overcome the inherent lethargy of entrenched institutions that seek to reinforce the status quo when confronted with objectives implying the need for radical technological change. After all, knowing there is a choice is half the battle. This work: provides an introduction to the technical design of renewable energy systems; demonstrates effective methodologies for analyzing the feasibility and efficiency of large-scale renewable energy systems to help implementers avoid costly trial and error; and, contextualizes renewable energy design efforts by addressing the socio-political challenge of implementing the shift to renewables. It includes a companion analysis software that empowers energy professionals to crunch data for their own projects. It also features a dozen extensive case studies from around the globe that provide successful real-world templates for new installations.

Video game design revealed

Author Guy W. Lecky-Thompson
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Course Technology

Video game design revealed

Whether you are a professional game developer working in an established studio or a creative thinker interested in trying your hand at game design, “Video Game Design Revealed” will show you the steps and processes involved in bringing a video game from concept to completion. Beginning with an overview of the history of video games and an examination of the elements of successful games, the book breaks down the video game design process into its simplest elements and builds from there. You’ll learn how to take an idea and tweak it into a viable game based on the genre, market, game style, and subject matter, moving on to creating and organizing a timeline for the production of the game. Once you’ve mapped out your game production plan and gathered all the information you need, you’ll learn how to choose the development platform and other technologies that best suit the game you’ve designed, add sound and graphics, and apply game mechanics such as whether the game will be single-player or multiplayer and what levels and objects to add to your game to make it challenging and interesting. “Video Game Design Revealed” concludes with guidelines on how to compose a proposal to be used to present your idea to the game industry as well as tips and information on how to find and contact game studios, publishers, and investors to help you make your game design a reality.

Evolvable designs of experiments : applications for circuits

Author Octavian Iordache
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Evolvable designs of experiments : applications for circuits

Adopting a groundbreaking approach, the highly regarded author shows how to design methods for planning increasingly complex experiments. He begins with a brief introduction to standard quality methods and the technology in standard electric circuits. This book then gives numerous examples of how to apply the proposed methodology in a series of real-life case studies. Although these case studies are taken from the printed circuit board industry, the methods are equally applicable to other fields of engineering.

TCP/IP sockets in C : practical guide for programmers, 2nd ed.

Author Michael J. Donahoo, Kenneth L. Calvert.
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

TCP/IP sockets in C : practical guide for programmers

The Internet allows computers thousands of miles apart to exchange information through programs such as Web browsers, and nearly all of these programs gain access to network communication services through the sockets programming interface. “TCP/IP Sockets in C: Practical Guide for Programmers” is a quick and affordable way to gain the knowledge and skills needed to quickly develop sophisticated and powerful web-based applications. Written by two experienced networking instructors, the book’s focused, tutorial-based approach enables the reader to master the tasks and techniques essential to virtually all client-server projects using sockets in C. Programming concepts are introduced through simple, real-world examples, and are accompanied by line-by-line code commentary that describes the purpose of each part of the program. The book’s companion website also contains myriad employable examples of command-based source code discussed throughout the text.A great deal has changed in the 6 years since the first edition of this book was published. The widespread adoption of IPv6 has led to a new standard for internetworking and the exponential increase of computer processing power have enhanced the efficacy and scope of electronic espionage. Therefore, this edition has amended and expanded outdated sections in accordance with both new advancements and dangers. The book now explains both the IPv6 and IPv4 address schemes as well as how to do sockets programming in the mixed IPv6/IPv4 networks environment. It also details defensive programming strategies in the context of building security-aware distributed systems, and introduces the select() system call from a performance and predictability perspective in large systems.In summary, the book provides both a general overview of networking concepts to allow readers to synchronize the concepts with terminology, while providing a springboard to more advanced networking topics through the basic application of the latest technological developments. No other resource presents so concisely and effectively the material necessary to get up and running with C sockets programming. This work includes completely new and expanded sections that address the IPv6 network environment, defensive programming, and the select() system call, thereby allowing the reader to program in accordance with the most current standards for internetworking.Streamlined and concise tutelage in conjunction with line-by-line code commentary allows readers to quickly program web-based applications without having to wade through unrelated and discursive networking tenets. This work grants the reader access to online source code, which the can then be used to directly implement sockets programming procedures.

Advances in semantic media adaptation and personalization. Volume 2

Author edited by Marios C. Angelides, Phivos Mylonas, Manolis Wallace.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Advances in semantic media adaptation and personalization. Volume 2

Now that text-based search engines have begun to give way to content and context-aware engines, advanced network infrastructures are starting to emerge. These infrastructures are capable of end-to-end ubiquitous transmission of multimedia content to any device, fixed or mobile, on any network, wired or wireless, at any time. This book is a collection of expanded papers presented at the 2007 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization. It explores recent and new developments in the field of semantic media adaptation and personalization. Topics discussed include the challenges of collaborative content modeling, video adaptation, information retrieval techniques for semantic media adaptation, and podcasting.

Bebop to the boolean boogie : an unconventional guide to electronics, 3rd ed.

Author Clive Maxfield
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Bebop to the boolean boogie : an unconventional guide to electronics

This entertaining and readable book provides a solid, comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics. It’s not a ‘how-to-do’ electronics book, but rather an in-depth explanation of how today’s integrated circuits work, how they are designed and manufactured, and how they are put together into powerful and sophisticated electronic systems. In addition to the technical details, it’s packed with practical information of interest and use to engineers and support personnel in the electronics industry. It even tells how to pronounce the alphabet soup of acronyms that runs rampant in the industry. Written in conversational, fun style that has generated a strong following for the author and sales of over 14,000 copies for the first two editions, the Third Edition is even bigger and better, with lots of new material, illustrations, and an expanded glossary. It is ideal for training incoming engineers and technicians, and for people in marketing or other related fields or anyone else who needs to familiarize themselves with electronics terms and technology.

Schaum’s outline of discrete mathematics

Author Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lars Lipson
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Schaum's outline of discrete mathematics

“Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, for you, there’s “Schaum’s Outlines”. 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: practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge; coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field; and, in-depth review of practices and applications. 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” means problem solved.

Global information systems : the implications of culture for IS management

Author Dorothy E. Leidner and T. R. Kayworth.
Place of Publication Oxford, UK Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Global information systems : the implications of culture for IS management

“Information technology has had a major impact on individuals, organizations and society over the past 50 years. There are few organizations that can afford to ignore IT and few individuals who would prefer to be without it. As managerial tasks become more complex, so the nature of the required information systems (IS) changes – from structured, routine support to ad hoc, complex enquiries at the highest levels of management. “Global Information Systems” aims to present the many complex and inter-related issues associated with culture in the management of information systems. The editors have selected a wide range of contemporary articles from leading experts in North America and Europe that represent a wide variety of different national and cultural environments.They offer valid explanations for, rather than simply pointing out cultural differences in articles that cover a variety of national cultures, including: China, Egypt, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Peru South Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, the United Arab Emirate, the UK, and the US. This book provides students with insight into managing global firms and IT workforce. Contributions are carefully selected from universities of world renown and is supported by helpful introductions for each paper. It reflects current trends and debates around Global IS.

Systems analysis and design, 7th ed.

Author Kenneth E. Kendall, Julie E. Kendall
Place of Publication Jurong, Singapore
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia

Systems analysis and design

“For advanced undergraduate or graduate school courses in Systems Analysis and Design. Kendall and Kendall’s Systems Analysis and Design, 7e is a human-centered book that concisely presents the latest systems development methods, tools and techniques to students in an engaging and easy-to-understand manner.

Hardware implementation of finite-field arithmetic

Author Jean-Pierre Deschamps, José Luis Imaña, Gustavo D. Sutter
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Hardware implementation of finite-field arithmetic

“Master cutting-edge electronic circuit synthesis and design with help from this detailed guide. Hardware Implementation of Finite-Field Arithmetic describes algorithms and circuits for executing finite-field operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, squaring, exponentiation, and division.

This comprehensive resource begins with an overview of mathematics, covering algebra, number theory, finite fields, and cryptography. The book then presents algorithms which can be executed and verified with actual input data. Logic schemes and VHDL models are described in such a way that the corresponding circuits can be easily simulated and synthesized. The book concludes with a real-world example of a finite-field application–elliptic-curve cryptography. This is an essential guide for hardware engineers involved in the development of embedded systems.

Matlab for control engineers

Author Katsuhiko Ogata
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N. J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Prentice Hall

Matlab for control engineers

“For senior-level courses in Control Theory, offered by departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering or Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Notable author Katsuhiko Ogata presents the only book available to discuss, in sufficient detail, the details of MATLAB(R) materials needed to solve many analysis and design problems associated with control systems. In this new text, Ogata complements a large number of examples with in-depth explanations, encouraging complete understanding of the MATLAB approach to solving problems. The book’s flexible presentation makes it ideal for use as a stand-alone text for those wishing to expand their knowledge of MATLAB; it can also be used in conjunction with a wide range of currently available control textbooks

Methods for computational gene prediction

Author William H. Majoros
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Methods for computational gene prediction

“Inferring the precise locations and splicing patterns of genes in DNA is a difficult but important task, with broad applications to biomedicine. The mathematical and statistical techniques that have been applied to this problem are surveyed and organized into a logical framework based on the theory of parsing. Both established approaches and methods at the forefront of current research are discussed. Numerous case studies of existing software systems are provided, in addition to detailed examples that work through the actual implementation of effective gene-predictors using hidden Markov models and other machine-learning techniques. Background material on probability theory, discrete mathematics, computer science, and molecular biology is provided, making the book accessible to students and researchers from across the life and computational sciences. This book is ideal for use in a first course in bioinformatics at graduate or advanced undergraduate level, and for anyone wanting to keep pace with this rapidly-advancing field.

Scientific computing with case studies

Author Dianne P. O’Leary
Place of Publication Philadelphia
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Scientific computing with case studies

“This book is a practical guide to the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear equations, differential equations, optimization problems, and eigenvalue problems. It treats standard problems and introduces important variants such as sparse systems, differential-algebraic equations, constrained optimization, Monte Carlo simulations, and parametric studies. Stability and error analysis are emphasized, and the Matlab algorithms are grounded in sound principles of software design and understanding of machine arithmetic and memory management. Nineteen case studies provide experience in mathematical modeling and algorithm design, motivated by problems in physics, engineering, epidemiology, chemistry, and biology. The topics included go well beyond the standard first-course syllabus, introducing important problems such as differential-algebraic equations and conic optimization problems, and important solution techniques such as continuation methods. The case studies cover a wide variety of fascinating applications, from modeling the spread of an epidemic to determining truss configurations.

Principles of computer system design : an introduction

Author Jerome H. Saltzer, M. Frans Kaashoek
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Principles of computer system design : an introduction

“This text identifies, examines, and illustrates fundamental concepts in computer system design that are common across operating systems, networks, database systems, distributed systems, programming languages, software engineering, security, fault tolerance, and architecture. Through carefully analyzed case studies from each of these disciplines, it demonstrates how to apply these concepts to tackle practical system design problems. To support the focus on design, the text identifies and explains abstractions that have proven successful in practice such as, remote procedure call, client/service organization, file systems, data integrity, consistency, and authenticated messages. Most computer systems are built using a handful of such abstractions. The text describes how these abstractions are implemented, demonstrates how they are used in different systems, and prepares the reader to apply them in future designs. Features include: concepts of computer system design guided by fundamental principles (see list on inside cover); cross-cutting approach that identifies abstractions common to networking, operating systems, transaction systems, distributed systems, architecture, and software engineering; case studies that make the abstractions real: naming (DNS and the URL); file systems (the UNIX file system); clients and services (NFS); virtualization (virtual machines); scheduling (disk arms); and, security (TLS); numerous pseudocode fragments that provide concrete examples of abstract concepts; and, extensive support. The authors and MIT OpenCourseWare provide on-line open educational resources, including additional chapters, course syllabi, board layouts and slides, lecture videos, and an archive of lecture schedules, class assignments, and design projects.

Alice 2.0 : introductory concepts and techniques

Author Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman and Charles W. Herbert.
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Alice 2.0 : introductory concepts and techniques

“Alice 2.0: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, from the Shelly Cashman Series, is designed to teach introductory programming concepts with Alice 2.0.

Adaptive query processing

Author Amol Deshpande, Zachary Ives, Vijayshankar Raman.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Now

Adaptive query processing

“Adaptive Query Processing surveys the fundamental issues, techniques, costs, and benefits of adaptive query processing. It begins with a broad overview of the field, identifying the dimensions of adaptive techniques. It then looks at the spectrum of approaches available to adapt query execution at runtime – primarily in a non-streaming context. The emphasis is on simplifying and abstracting the key concepts of each technique, rather than reproducing the full details available in the papers. The authors identify the strengths and limitations of the different techniques, demonstrate when they are most useful, and suggest possible avenues of future research. Adaptive Query Processing serves as a valuable reference for students of databases, providing a thorough survey of the area. Database researchers will benefit from a more complete point of view, including a number of approaches which they may not have focused on within the scope of their own research.

Advanced algebra

Author by E.A. Maxwell
Place of Publication Cambridge [Eng.]
Date of Publication c1960-65
Publisher University Press

Advanced algebra

“The scope and treatment of Dr Maxwell’s two-volume course covering the transition from school to university is directed towards training students in algebraic thinking, so that processes do not become too mechanical. The explanations are full, the difficulties of the beginner are foreseen and overcome. Indeed, the course should prove excellent for the lone student as well as for the supervised class. Topics in part one include polynomial theory, equations, inequalities, partial fractions, permutations and combinations, the binomial theorem and series and determinants. The ‘feel’ of the book may be illustrated by reference to the treatment of partial fractions, which is novel in several ways. A theoretical exposition is given in some detail and varies from standard treatments in leading to a method of calculation that arises directly from it. The book contains many ‘drill’ examples, which the author considers essential.

Multivariate data analysis, 7th ed.

Author Joseph F. Hair, Jr. … [et al.].
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice Hall

Multivariate data analysis

“For graduate and upper-level undergraduate marketing research courses. For over 30 years, this text has provided students with the information they need to understand and apply multivariate data analysis. Hair et. al provides an applications-oriented introduction to multivariate analysis for the non-statistician. By reducing heavy statistical research into fundamental concepts, the text explains to students how to understand and make use of the results of specific statistical techniques. In this seventh revision, the organization of the chapters has been greatly simplified. New chapters have been added on structural equations modeling, and all sections have been updated to reflect advances in technology, capability, and mathematical techniques

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