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Twenty-eighth annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference : October 18-20, 2010, World Trade Center Portland, Portland, Oregon
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
Place of Publication Portland, Or
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher NA

Excerpt from the PNSQC 2010 President’s Welcome:

Software engineering has grown significantly on both sides of the “the fence”. There are more methods, techniques, tools, and know-how; yet there is also more demand for better and more useful functionality that lasts longer, breaks less, and works more easily across a wider array of platforms. And the span of “cross-functionality” is ever-widening as organizations grow more complex, and more job functions, geographies, and application areas are involved.

So how are we to achieve, and even improve, quality in this evermore complex environment?

Welcome to the 28th annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference! This year we had more paper submissions than ever before, and we’ve greatly expanded the number of poster papers.

Distributed systems–architecture and implementation : an advanced course
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Authors D.W. Davies … [et al.]
Place of Publication Berlin ; New York
Date of Publication 1981
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Excerpt from the book’s Preface:

The papers comprising this volume were prepared for and presented at the Advanced Course on Distributed Systems—Architecture and Implementation, which was held from March 4 to March 13, 1980 at the Technische Universität München. It was organized by the Institut für Informatik, and jointly financed by the Ministry for Research and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Commission of the European Communities.

Advances in human-computer interaction
Donor: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Editor Jakob Nielsen
Place of Publication Norwood, N.J.
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher Ablex

Excerpt from the book’s preface by Jakob Nielsen:

As editor of the Advances in HCI I have decided to use this series to try to fight the information overload problem for HCI specialists. We will concentrate on two types of characters: those that survey an important area within HCI and provide an overview of recent advances, and those that survey interesting specific design or development projects to show how the state of the art HCI is actually being carried out. A third category will receive less emphasis with one or two chapters in each volume: futuristic, historic, or personal essays by leading HCI specialists who speculate on important trends in the field.

The Brilliance of Swedish glass, 1918-1939 : an alliance of art and industry
Donor: Bard Graduate Center

Authors Anne-Marie Ericsson … [et al.]
Place of Publication New Haven, Conn.
Date of Publication c1996
Publisher Yale University Press

Since the mid-1920s Swedish glass has been synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship, the most highly acclaimed product of the Swedish applied arts industries in the international marketplace. Its development and stunning ascendancy came about through the concerted efforts of Swedish artists and manufacturers to improve the technique of glassmaking and to explore the full range of aesthetics of the medium.

This book examines the emergence of Swedish glass against a historical, socioeconomic, and art-historical background. The authors discuss how the transformation of Sweden from an isolated agrarian society to a modern industrial nation parallels the modernization of the glass industry, and how the triumphs of Swedish glass in the period between the two world wars had repercussions beyond the applied arts.

This book also presents a wide selection of 157 works, shown in color, that trace the development of Swedish glass during the interwar years. In addition to superlative art glass, there are examples of domestic glassware, stemware, scent bottles, light fixtures, and other forms, all of which represent themes and variations that encompass the Swedish response to modernism. The texts that accompany these objects examine the complex technical aspects of glassmaking and the aesthetic possibilities of glass as a medium.

This book is the catalogue for an exhibit at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City, which runs from 1 November 1996 to 2 March 1997.

A.W.N. Pugin : Master of Gothic Revival
Donor: Bard Graduate Center

Authors Megan Aldrich … [et al.]
Place of Publication New Haven, Conn.
Date of Publication c1995
Publisher Yale University Press

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the 19th century. He pioneered an appreciation of medieval art and architecture and established in his polemical writings and design manuals the principles upon which the 19th-century Gothic Revival was based. His ideas were adopted and developed by followers as diverse as William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Pugin virtually invented modern concepts of interior and industrial design. A master in the use of colour, pattern and ornament, with no fear of modern technology, he was also a prolific product designer, creating furniture and woodwork, silver, metalwork and jewellery, pottery and tiles, textiles and wallpapers, and books, all of which reflected his desire to adapt the principles of medieval art to the modern world.

This catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies establish Pugin as a figure of worldwide significance. The objects in this catalogue, which are illustrated primarily in colour, reflect Pugin’s diversity as a product designer and the modernity of his design principles. Ten essays and their illustrations are included. They show the development of pre-Puginian Gothic and underline the nature of Pugin’s role in the history of architecture and design.

Fundamentals of fibre reinforced composite materials
Recommending faculty Dr. Leslie Joy L. Diaz

Authors A. R. Bunsell and J. Renard
Place of Publication Bristol
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Institute of Physics

Fiber reinforced composite materials encompass a wide range of material classes from reinforced glasses, plastics, and rubbers through to more recently developed metals and ceramics. Fundamentals of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials is a comprehensive and authoritative book that introduces the topic with a brief history of composite development, a review of composite applications, the types of fibre used, and their respective indiviual properties. An entire chapter considers organic matrices and their behavior, reviewing all of the most commonly encountered polymer matrix systems. Composite manufacturing techniques are then discussed, including those methods employed in the production of advanced metal and ceramic matrix composites.

The remaining chapters are devoted primarily to theoretical treatments of composite behavior, with emphasis on the understanding of damage mechanisms such as cracking, delamination, and fibre breakage. Where a mathematical approach is required, an attempt is made to relate the sometimes rather abstract notions back at the structure of the material being discussed.

With extensive sets of sample problems accompanying each chapter, Fundamentals of Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials is ideally suited to undergraduate and graduate students of materials science, structural, mechanical, and aeronautical engineering, polymer science, metallurgy, physics and chemistry. It will also be of use as a reference to researchers working with composite materials and material scientists in general.

Extractive Metallurgy 1: Basic Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Alain Vignes
Place of Publication London/Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE/Wiley

This book is dedicated to the processes of mineral transformation, recycling and reclamation of metals, for the purpose of turning metals and alloys into a liquid state ready for pouring.

Even though “process metallurgy” is one of the oldest technologies implemented by man, technological innovation, with the development of processes that are both focused on product quality and economically and ecologically efficient, continues to be at the heart of these industries.

This book explains the physico-chemical bases of transformations, vital to their understanding and control (optimization of operational conditions), and the foundations in terms of “process engineering” (heat and matter assessment, process coupling: chemical reactions and transport phenomena), vital to the optimal execution and analysis of transformation process operations.

This book is addressed to students in the field of metallurgy and to engineers facing the problem of metal and alloy development (operation of an industrial unit or development of a new process).

Extractive Metallurgy 2: Metallurgical Reaction Process
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Alain Vignes
Place of Publication London/Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE/Wiley

The Extractive Metallurgy series is devoted to the extraction of metals from ores and other sources, their refining to the state of either liquid or solid metal, and the various processes needed to carry out these operations. Using the methodology of chemical reaction engineering, this second volume in the series examines on the metallurgical reaction processes used in the extraction and refining operations, covering pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical, halide, and electro-metallurgical processes. It provides valuable information on the technologies and processes engineers encounter in industrial production.

Extractive Metallurgy 3: Processing Operations and Routes
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Alain Vignes
Place of Publication London/Hoboken, N.J
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE/Wiley

Extractive metallurgy is the art and science of extracting metals from their ores and refining them. The production of metals and alloys from these source materials is still one of the most important and fundamental industries in both developed and developing economies around the world. The outputs and products are essential resources for the metallic, mechanical, electromagnetic, electrical and electronics industries (silicon is treated as a metal for these purposes).
This series is devoted to the extraction of metals from ores, concentrates (enriched ores), scraps, and other sources and their refining to the state of either liquid metal before casting or to solid metals. The extraction and refining operations that are required may be carried out by various metallurgical reaction processes.

Extractive Metallurgy 1 deals with the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics of the reaction processes. Extractive Metallurgy 2 focuses on pyrometallurgical, hydrometallurgical, halide and electro-metallurgical (conversion) processes. Extractive Metallurgy 3 deals with the industrial processing operations, technologies, and process routes, in other words the sequence of steps or operations used to convert the ore to metal. Processes and operations are studied using the methodology of “chemical reaction engineering”.

As the fundamentals of the art and science of Extractive Metallurgy are infrequently taught as dedicated university or engineering schools courses, this series is intended both for students in the fields of Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering who want to acquire this knowledge, and also for engineers put in charge of the operation of an industrial production unit or the development of a new process, who will need the basic knowledge of the corresponding technology.

Power plant stability, capacitors, and grounding: numerical solutions
Recommending faculty: A. Amorsolo

Author Orlando N. Acosta
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Design and maintain highly stable electrical power systems
Power Plant Stability, Capacitors, and Grounding is filled with numerical solutions of differential equations to help you solve complex electrical problems regarding the stability of powergenerating systems. After an overview of fundamental electrical engineering concepts, the book focuses on power system stability, high-voltage capacitors, safety, and electrical substation grounding systems.

Case studies, problems, and examples are worked out and explained in great detail. The material presented in this practical guide is essential for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the vast network of interconnected electrical power systems.

Coverage includes:

  • Power system basic knowledge
  • Power system stability
  • Transient stability problem in a simple electrical network
  • Transient stability problem in a multimachine network
  • High-voltage AC capacitors
  • Substation grounding
  • Dangerous electric currents
  • Ground grid preliminary design
  • Principles of ground mat design
  • Ground mat design with nonuniform current distribution

Basics of Engineering Economy, 2nd ed.

Authors Leland Blank, Anthony Tarquin
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text covers the basic techniques and applications of engineering economy for all disciplines in the engineering profession.

The writing style emphasizes brief, crisp coverage of the principle or technique discussed in order to reduce the time taken to present and grasp the essentials.

The objective of the text is to explain and demonstrate the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis as applied in different fields of engineering. This brief text includes coverage of multiple attribute evaluation for instructors who want to include non-economic dimensions in alternative evaluation and the discussion of risk considerations in the appendix, compared to Blank’s comprehensive text, where these topics are discussed in two unique chapters.

Fundamentals of digital logic with Verilog design, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Stephen Brown and Zvonko Vranesic
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Excerpt from the book’s preface:

This book is intended for an introductory course in digital logic design, which is a basic course in most electrical and computer engineering programs. A successful designer of digital logic circuits needs a good understanding of basic concepts and a firm grasp of the modern design approach that relies on computer-aided design (CAD) tools.

The main goals of the book are: 1) to teach students the fundamental concepts in classical manual digital design and 2) illustrate clearly the way in which digital circuits are designed today, using CAD tools. Even though modern designers no longer use manual techniques, except in rare circumstances, our motivation for teaching such techniques to give students an intuitive feeling for how digital circuits operate.

Introduction to compiler construction in a Java world
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Bill Campbell, Swami Iyer, Bahar Akbal-Delibas
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

Immersing students in Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Introduction to Compiler Construction in a Java World enables a deep understanding of the Java programming language and its implementation. The text focuses on design, organization, and testing, helping students learn good software engineering skills and become better programmers.

The book covers all of the standard compiler topics, including lexical analysis, parsing, abstract syntax trees, semantic analysis, code generation, and register allocation. The authors also demonstrate how JVM code can be translated to a register machine, specifically the MIPS architecture. In addition, they discuss recent strategies, such as just-in-time compiling and hotspot compiling, and present an overview of leading commercial compilers. Each chapter includes a mix of written exercises and programming projects.

By working with and extending a real, functional compiler, students develop a hands-on appreciation of how compilers work, how to write compilers, and how the Java language behaves. They also get invaluable practice working with a non-trivial Java program of more than 30,000 lines of code. Fully documented Java code for the compiler is accessible at–/

Antenna and wave propagation
Recommending faculty: Prof. Edwin M. Umali

Authors Sisir K. Das, Annapurna Das
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Tata McGraw Hill Education

Antenna and wave propagation are key subjects in the applications of radar, wireless communication, mobile communication and others. The book’s main objective is to introduce the fundamental principles of antenna theory and to apply them to the analysis, design and measurements of antennae. Applications are made to some of the most basic and practical configuration, such as linear dipoles, loops, arrays, broadband, and frequency-independent antennae, aperture, horn antennae, microstrip antennae, and reflectors antennae.

Foundations of materials science and engineering, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: A. Amorsolo

Authors William F. Smith, Javad Hashemi
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Smith/Hashemi’s Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 5/e provides an eminently readable and understandable overview of engineering materials for undergraduate students. This edition offers a fully revised chemistry chapter and a new chapter on biomaterials as well as a new taxonomy for homework problems that will help students and instructors gauge and set goals for student learning. Through concise explanations, numerous worked-out examples, a wealth of illustrations & photos, and a brand new set of online resources, the new edition provides the most student-friendly introduction to the science & engineering of materials.

The extensive media package available with the text provides Virtual Labs, tutorials, and animations, as well as image files, case studies, FE Exam review questions, and a solutions manual and lecture PowerPoint files for instructors.


Digital and analog communication systems, 8th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author Leon W. Couch, II
Place of Publication Essex, England
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Pearson Education

For second and third year introductory communication systems courses for undergraduates, or an introductory graduate course. This revision of Couch’s authoritative text provides the latest treatment of digital communication systems. The author balances coverage of both digital and analog communication systems, with an emphasis on design. Students will gain a working knowledge of both classical mathematical and personal computer methods to analyze, design, and simulate modern communication systems. MATLAB is integrated throughout.


Steel Designers’ Manual, 7th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editors Buick Davison, Graham W. Owens
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell/td>

In 2010 the then current European national standards for building and construction were replaced by the EN Eurocodes, a set of pan-European model building codes developed by the European Committee for Standardization. The Eurocodes are a series of 10 European Standards (EN 1990 – EN 1999) that provide a common approach for the design of buildings, other civil engineering works and construction products. The design standards embodied in these Eurocodes will be used for all European public works and are set to become the de-facto standard for the private sector in Europe, with probable adoption in many other countries.

This classic manual on structural steelwork design was first published in 1955, since when it has sold many tens of thousands of copies worldwide. For the seventh edition of the Steel Designers’ Manual all chapters have been comprehensively reviewed, revised to ensure they reflect current approaches and best practice, and brought in to compliance with EN 1993: Design of Steel Structures (the so-called Eurocode 3).

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