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Database systems : a practical approach to design, implementation, and management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Thomas M. Connolly, Carolyn E. Begg
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd.

This best-selling text introduces the theory behind databases in a concise yet comprehensive manner, providing database design methodology that can be used by both technical and non-technical readers. The methodology for relational Database Management Systems is presented in simple, step-by-step instructions in conjunction with a realistic worked example using three explicit phases—conceptual, logical, and physical database design.


Introduction to Databases; Database Environment; Database Architectures and the Web.

The Relational Model and Languages: The Relational model; Relational Algebra and Relational Calculus; SQL: Data Manipulation; SQL: Data Definition; Query-By-Example (QBE).

Database Analysis and Design: Database System Lifecycle; Database Analysis and the DreamHome Case Study; Entity–Relationship Modeling; Enhanced Entity–Relationship Modeling; Normalization; Advanced Normalization. Methodology: Methodology—Conceptual Database Design; Methodology—Logical Database Design for Relational Model; Methodology—Physical Database Design for Relational Databases; Methodology—Monitoring and Tuning the Operational System.

Selected Database Issues: Security and Administration; Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues; Transaction Management; Query Processing. Distributed DBMSs and Replication: Distributed DBMSs—Concepts and Design; Distributed DBMSs—Advanced Concepts; Replication and Mobile Databases.

Object DBMSs: Object-Oriented DBMSs—Concepts and Design; Object-Oriented DBMSs—Standards and Languages; Object-Relational DBMSs. Web and DBMSs: Web Technology and DBMSs; Semistructured Data and XML.

Business Intelligence Technologies: Data Warehousing Concepts; Data Warehousing Design; OLAP; Data Mining. Appendices: Users’ Requirements Specification for DreamHome Case Study; Other Case Studies; Alternative Data Modeling Notations; Summary of the Database Design Methodology for Relational Databases; Introduction to Pyrrho—A Liteweight RDBMS. Web Appendices: File Organization and Storage Structures; When Is a DBMS Relational?; Commercial DBMSs: Access and Oracle; Programmatic SQL; Estimating Disk Space Requirements; Introduction to Object-Orientation; Example Web Scripts.

This book is ideal for readers interested in database management or database design.

Digital signal processing using MATLAB

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Vinay K. Ingle, John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd.

In this supplementary text, MATLAB is used as a computing tool to explore traditional DSP topics and solve problems to gain insight. This greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in the course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, a fair amount of programming is required. Using interactive software such as MATLAB makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. Interesting practical examples are discussed and useful problems are explored.

Java : an introduction to problem solving & programming

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Authors Walter Savitch, Kenrick Mock
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd.

Java: An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, 6e, is ideal for introductory Computer Science courses using Java, and other introductory programming courses in departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, CIS, MIS, IT, and Business. Students are introduced to object-oriented programming and important concepts such as design, testing and debugging, programming style, interfaces inheritance, and exception handling. The Java coverage is a concise, accessible introduction that covers key language features. Objects are covered thoroughly and early in the text, with an emphasis on application programs over applets.

Microwave materials and fabrication techniques

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Author Thomas S. Laverghetta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Artech House

Featuring current technology developments, this text examines every aspect of microwave circuit design and fabrication techniques. Topics covered include: circuit board materials, etching, and packaging.

Modern receiver front-ends : systems, circuits, and integration

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Authors Joy Laskar, Babak Matinpour, Sudipto Chakraborty
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2004
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

This book includes architectures by Babak Matinpour and Joy Laskar. It describes the actual implementation of receiver architectures from the initial design to an IC based product. It presents many tricks of the trade not usually covered in textbooks. It covers a range of practical issues including semiconductor technology selection, cost versus performance, yield, packaging, prototype development, testing, and analysis. It also discusses architectures that are employed in modern broadband wireless systems.

RF MEMS : theory, design, and technology

Donated by: Nikholas Toledo

Author Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersery
Date of Publication 2003
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,

Ultrasmall Radio Frequency and Micro-wave Microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMs), such as switches, varactors, and phase shifters, exhibit nearly zero power consumption or loss. For this reason, they are being developed intensively by corporations worldwide for use in telecommunications equipment. This book acquaints readers with the basics of RF MEMs and describes how to design practical circuits and devices with them. The author, an acknowledged expert in the field, presents a range of real-world applications and shares many valuable tricks of the trade.

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