New Books @ EnggLib2 as of May 30, 2014


RESERVE BOOKS


Belt conveying of minerals
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors E.D. Yardley and L.R. Stace
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2008
Publisher Woodhead

Belt Conveying of Minerals is a comprehensive reference on the science and technology of belt conveyors, aimed at providing mine and quarry operators, as well as engineering students, with a balanced view of the technical issues associated with belt conveyors and to assist in the decision-making process when installing belt conveyor systems.

A discussion of the history and economics of conveyor applications sets the scene. Conveyor design is investigated in detail, covering power requirements, belt tensioning, and hardware. Principles regarding construction and joining of belts are outlined and a helpful and practical overview of relevant standards, belt test methods, and issues surrounding standardisation is given. Conveyor belt systems can represent a significant operational hazard, so the authors have set out to highlight the important area of safety, with consideration given to fire/electrical resistance, as well as the interface between personnel and conveyor systems – including nip points and operational issues such as man-riding. Selected case studies illustrate some practical aspects of installation and operation.

  • A comprehensive reference on the science and technology of belt conveyors
  • Provides a balanced view of the technical issues associated with belt conveyors
  • Investigates conveyor design and outlines the principles of construction

Handbook of gold exploration and evaluation
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan

Author Eoin H. Macdonald
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 2007
Publisher Woodhead

Designed for geologists and engineers engaged specifically in the search for gold deposits of all types and as a reference for academics in higher schools of learning, Handbook of gold exploration and evaluation provides principles and detailed explanations that underpin the correct interpretation of day-to-day experience in the field. Problems are addressed with regard to the analysis, interpretation and understanding of the general framework within which both primary and secondary gold resources are explored, developed and exploited.

Handbook of gold exploration and evaluation covers a comprehensive range of topics including the nature and history of gold, geology of gold ore deposits, gold deposition in the weathering environment, sedimentation and detrital gold, gold exploration, lateritic and placer gold sampling, mine planning and practise for shallow deposits, metallurgical processes and design, and evaluation, risk and feasibility.

  • Covers the nature and history of gold
  • Addresses problems with regard to the framework in which gold resources are explored, developed and exploited
  • Discusses topics including the geology of gold ore deposits, metallurgical processes and design, evaluation, risk and feasibility

Coal science and engineering
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juan Fidel Calaywan & Prof. Harvey Lucy

Author B. Mazumder
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Woodhead

Coal science and engineering will be helpful as a unified source of information on coal for both students specializing in coal and entrepreneurs working on coal. Chapters cover coal deposits, mining and beneficiation; coal structure and coal classification; coal analysis; coal cleaning processes; and coal conversion processes, as well as coal derived industrial carbons; utilization of coal wastes; and pollution generated by coal and its abatement.


An introduction to scientific computing : twelve computational projects solved with MATLAB
Recommending faculty: Prof. Edgar Felizmenio

Editor Ionut Danaila, et al.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

This book demonstrates scientific computing by presenting twelve computational projects in several disciplines including Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Science, Computer Aided Design, Signal Processing and more. Each follows typical steps of scientific computing, from physical and mathematical description, to numerical formulation and programming and critical discussion of results. The text teaches practical methods not usually available in basic textbooks: numerical checking of accuracy, choice of boundary conditions, effective solving of linear systems, comparison to exact solutions and more. The final section of each project contains the solutions to proposed exercises and guides the reader in using the MATLAB scripts available online.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Light metals and their alloys II : technology, microstructure and properties
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editor Ionut Danaila, et al.
Place of Publication Durnten-Zurich
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Trans Tec

This collection of 30 articles presents research results, in the field of light metal alloys, grouped into 3 chapters. Chapter I presents subjects related to the manufacture of aluminum alloys, grain refinement and welded joints. It also presents the results of investigations into manufacturing methods for, and the properties of, aluminium-matrix composites. Chapter II presents the results of research carried out on conventional and new magnesium casting-alloys. The first group of articles covers the effects of modification upon the structure and properties of casting alloys. The following papers present research results on the plastic deformation of Mg alloys. Subsequent articles cover topics related to welding technologies, and the final part of the chapter concerns magnesium-matrix composites. The results of research carried out on new generations of titanium alloys are presented in Chapter III, which includes investigations of the microstructure and properties of Ti-Al based alloys. The possibilities of heat-treatment and diffusion-brazing of Ti alloys are also discussed.


Spoken language processing : a guide to theory, algorithm, and system development
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Xuedong Huang, et al.
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Prentice Hall PTR

This will be the definitive book on spoken language systems written by the people at Microsoft Research who have developed the voic-activated technologies that will be imbedded in Windows 2000 and other key Microsoft products of the future. This is not a Microsoft book, however, this is a book on the science and linguistics of this technology and how to use it in developing and building hardware and software products.


Speech synthesis and recognition, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors John Holmes and Wendy Holmes
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2001
Publisher Taylor & Francis

With the growing impact of information technology on daily life, speech is becoming increasingly important for providing a natural means of communication between humans and machines. This extensively reworked and updated new edition of Speech Synthesis and Recognition is an easy-to-read introduction to current speech technology.
Aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduates in electronic engineering, computer science and information technology, the book is also relevant to professional engineers who need to understand enough about speech technology to be able to apply it successfully and to work effectively with speech experts. No advanced mathematical ability is required and no specialist prior knowledge of phonetics or of the properties of speech signals is assumed.


Fundamentals of speech recognition
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors Lawrence Rabiner & Biing-Hwang Juang
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Date of Publication 1993
Publisher PTR Prentice Hall

Provides a theoretically sound, technically accurate, and complete description of the basic knowledge and ideas that constitute a modern system for speech recognition by machine. Covers production, perception, and acoustic-phonetic characterization of the speech signal; signal processing and analysis methods for speech recognition; pattern comparison techniques; speech recognition system design and implementation; theory and implementation of hidden Markov models; speech recognition based on connected word models; large vocabulary continuous speech recognition; and task- oriented application of automatic speech recognition. For practicing engineers, scientists, linguists, and programmers interested in speech recognition.


Digital processing of speech signals
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Lawrence R. Rabiner, Ronald W. Schafer
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c1978
Publisher Prentice-Hall

The material in this book is intended as a one-semester course in speech processing. The purpose of this text is to show how digital signal processing techniques can be applied to problems related to speech communication. The book gives an extensive description of the physical basis for speech coding including fourier analysis, digital representation and digital and time domain models of the wave form. It goes on to discuss homomorphic speech processing, linear predictive coding and digital processing for machine communication by voice.


Introduction to network simulator NS2, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao

Authors Teerawat Issariyakul & Ekram Hossain
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Springer

Introduction to Network Simulator NS2 is a primer providing materials for NS2 beginners, whether students, professors, or researchers for understanding the architecture of Network Simulator 2 (NS2) and for incorporating simulation modules into NS2. The authors discuss the simulation architecture and the key components of NS2 including simulation-related objects, network objects, packet-related objects, and helper objects. The NS2 modules included within are nodes, links, SimpleLink objects, packets, agents, and applications. Further, the book covers three helper modules: timers, random number generators, and error models. Also included are chapters on summary of debugging, variable and packet tracing, result compilation, and examples for extending NS2. Two appendices provide the details of scripting language Tcl, OTcl and AWK, as well object oriented programming used extensively in NS2.


Survival analysis : techniques for censored and truncated data, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors John P. Klein, Melvin L. Moeschberger.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Springer

Applied statisticians in many fields must frequently analyze time to event data. While the statistical tools presented in this book are applicable to data from medicine, biology, public health, epidemiology, engineering, economics, and demography, the focus here is on applications of the techniques to biology and medicine. The analysis of survival experiments is complicated by issues of censoring, where an individual’s life length is known to occur only in a certain period of time, and by truncation, where individuals enter the study only if they survive a sufficient length of time or individuals are included in the study only if the event has occurred by a given date. The use of counting process methodology has allowed for substantial advances in the statistical theory to account for censoring and truncation in survival experiments. This book makes these complex methods more accessible to applied researchers without an advanced mathematical background. The authors present the essence of these techniques, as well as classical techniques not based on counting processes, and apply them to data. Practical suggestions for implementing the various methods are set off in a series of Practical Notes at the end of each section. Technical details of the derivation of the techniques are sketched in a series of Technical Notes. This book will be useful for investigators who need to analyze censored or truncated life time data, and as a textbook for a graduate course in survival analysis. The prerequisite is a standard course in statistical methodology.


Game mechanics : advanced game design
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Authors Ernest Adams & Joris Dormans
Place of Publication Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher New Riders

This in-depth resource teaches you to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. You’ll discover at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. Along the way, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. A free downloadable simulation tool developed by Joris Dormans is also available in order to follow along with exercises in the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment.

In Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, you’ll learn how to:

  • Design and balance game mechanics to create emergent gameplay before you write a single line of code.
  • Visualize the internal economy so that you can immediately see what goes on in a complex game.
  • Use novel prototyping techniques that let you simulate games and collect vast quantities of gameplay data on the first day of development.
  • Apply design patterns for game mechanics—from a library in this book—to improve your game designs.
  • Explore the delicate balance between game mechanics and level design to create compelling, long-lasting game experiences.
  • Replace fixed, scripted events in your game with dynamic progression systems to give your players a new experience every time they play.

Agile user experience design : a practitioner’s guide to making it work
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Diana DeMarco Brown
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Being able to fit design into the Agile software development processes is an important skill in today’s market. There are many ways for a UX team to succeed (and fail) at being Agile. This book provides you with the tools you need to determine what Agile UX means for you. It includes practical examples and case studies, as well as real-life factors to consider while navigating the Agile UX waters. You’ll learn about what contributes to your team’s success, and which factors to consider when determining the best path for getting there. After reading this book, you’ll have the knowledge to improve your software and product development with Agile processes quickly and easily.

  • Includes hands on, real-world examples to illustrate the successes and common pitfalls of Agile UX
  • Introduces practical techniques that can be used on your next project
  • Details how to incorporate user experience design into your company’s agile software/product process

The rough guide to the iPhone, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Peter Buckley
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Rough Guides

Apple’s iPhone is the greatest gadget of all time — and with the launch of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 software it continues to set the pace. The Rough Guide unlocks the myriad secrets of this extraordinary gadget, from customizing your home screen and synchronizing with iCloud to making and receiving video calls. Packed full of recommendations for the latest and coolest apps and accessories, and covering amazing new features such as Siri and Newsstand, the Rough Guide will turn you from an iPhone user into an iPhone guru.


Android application development for dummies, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Michael Burton and Donn Felker
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Bring your big ideas to the small screen with this one-of-a-kind guide to creating amazing Android applications

The Android OS continues to rapidly expand offering app developers access to one of the largest platforms available, and this easy-to-follow guide walks you through the development process step by step. In this new edition of the bestselling Android Application Development For Dummies, Android programming experts Michael Burton and Donn Felker explain how to download the SDK, get Eclipse up and running, code Android applications, and share your finished products with the world.

Featuring two sample programs, this book explores everything from the simple basics to advanced aspects of Android application development.

  • Walks you through all the steps in developing applications for the Android platform, including the latest Android features like scrollable widgets, enhanced UI tools, social media integration, and new calendar and contact capabilities
  • Starts off with downloading the SDK, then explains how to bring your applications to life and submit your work to the Android Market
  • Includes real-world advice from expert programmers Donn Felker and Michael Burton, who break every aspect of the development process down into practical, digestible pieces
  • Whether you’re new to Android development or already on your way, Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the guide you need to dig into the app dev process!


Logging and log management : the authoritative guide to understanding the concepts surrounding logging and log management

Authors Dr. Anton Chuvakin, et al.
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier/Syngress

Effectively analyzing large volumes of diverse logs can pose many challenges. Logging and Log Management helps to simplify this complex process using practical guidance and real-world examples. Packed with information you need to know for system, network and security logging. Log management and log analysis methods are covered in detail, including approaches to creating useful logs on systems and applications, log searching and log review.

  • Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more
  • Includes information on different uses for logs — from system operations to regulatory compliance
  • Features case Studies on syslog-ng and actual real-world situations where logs came in handy in incident response
  • Provides practical guidance in the areas of report, log analysis system selection, planning a log analysis system and log data normalization and correlation

iPhone game development for teens
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Clayton Crooks
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

Learn how to create dynamic, published games for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iPhone Game Development for Teens. This project-based beginner’s game programming book guides new game developers through the complete process of developing a complete game. The book’s high-energy, step-by-step style presents proven consistent processes for creating exciting games and its highly readable style is perfect for teens or other beginners. The book begins by introducing critical gaming concepts before going into the details, sound effects, graphics, and more. While the book focuses on developing games specifically for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, readers can use the author’s solid development process and the book’s open source engine to create effective games for virtually any platform. An accompanying CD-ROM helps readers complete projects with demos of graphics, sound effects and much more.


Business intelligence : the savvy manager’s guide, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author David Loshin
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Following the footsteps of the first edition, the second edition of Business Intelligence is a full overview of what comprises business intelligence. It is intended to provide an introduction to the concepts to uncomplicate the learning process when implementing a business intelligence program.

Over a relatively long lifetime (7 years), the current edition of book has received numerous accolades from across the industry for its straightforward introduction to both business and technical aspects of business intelligence.

As an author, David Loshin has a distinct ability to translate challenging topics into a framework that is easily digestible by managers, business analysts, and technologists alike. In addition, his material has developed a following (such as the recent Master Data Management book) among practitioners and key figures in the industry (both analysts and vendors) and that magnifies our ability to convey the value of this book.

  • Guides managers through developing, administering, or simply understanding business intelligence technology
  • Keeps pace with the changes in best practices, tools, methods and processes used to transform an organization’s data into actionable knowledge
  • Contains a handy, quick-reference to technologies and terminology.

Game and graphics programming for iOS and Android with OpenGL ES 2.0
Recommending faculty:

Author Romain Marucchi-Foino
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

Develop graphically sophisticated apps and games today!
The smart phone app market is progressively growing, and there is new market gap to fill that requires more graphically sophisticated applications and games. Game and Graphics Programming for iOS and Android with OpenGL ES 2.0 quickly gets you up to speed on understanding how powerful OpenGL ES 2.0 technology is in creating apps and games for amusement and effectiveness. Leading you through the development of a real-world mobile app with live code, this text lets you work with all the best features and tools that Open GL ES 2.0 has to offer.

  • Provides a project template for iOS and Android platforms
  • Delves into OpenGL features including drawing canvas, geometry, lighting effects, character animation, and more
  • Offers explanation of full-function 2D and 3D graphics on embedded systems
  • Addresses the principal technology for hardware-accelerated graphical rendering<

Game and Graphics Programming for iOS and Android with OpenGL ES 2.0 offers important, need-to-know information if you’re interested in striking a perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality in apps.


Objective-C programming for dummies
Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Neal Goldstein
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

A step-by-step guide to understanding object-oriented programming with Objective-C
As the primary programming language for iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X applications, Objective-C is a reflective, object-oriented language that all programmers must know before creating apps. Assuming no prior programming language experience, this fun-and-friendly book provides you with a solid understanding of Objective-C. Addressing the latest version of Xcode, debugging, code completion, and more, veteran author Neal Goldstein helps you gain a solid foundation of this complex topic, and filters out any unnecessary intricate technical jargon.

  • Assumes no prior knowledge of programming and keeps the tone clear and entertaining
  • Explains complicated topics regarding Objective-C with clarity and in a straightforward-but-fun style that has defined the For Dummies brand for 20 years
  • Features all material completely compliant with the latest standards for Objective-C and Apple programming

Objective-C Programming For Dummies is the ideal beginner book if your objective is to venture into iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X development for the first time!


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