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Electric motors

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

An electric motor is an electric machine that coverts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

In normal motoring mode, most electric motors operate through the interaction between an electric motor’s magnetic field and winding currents to generate force within motor.  In certain applications, such as in the transportation industry with traction motors, electric motors can operate and generating or braking modes to also produce electrical energy from mechanical energy.  A world without electric motors is difficult to imagine.  From the tiniest motor found in a quartz watch to a million-plus horsepower motor powering a ship, motors are used in many diverse applications.

This book provides an overview of the major types of electric motors available today, including advanced motor technologies.  It is not intended to turn the reader into a motor expert, but rather to serve as a concise stand-alone reference with emphasis on energy efficiency.

An electric motor is a device which converts electrical energy into kinetic energy (i.e. motion).  Most motors described in this guide spin on an axis, but there are also specialty motors that move linearly.  All motors are either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), but a few can operate on both.  Each motor type has unique characteristics that make it suitable to particular applications.

The book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information
  • The DVD also includes a printable workbook, which walks through with a various sets of questions and choices and assists in completing the curriculum.  The workbook covers: Learning Objectives, Essential Concepts, Matching Definitions, Study Problem, Questions, Fill in the Blanks and Answers.
  • Review Questions for each chapter are also given in the DVD, which are also printable

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Digital signal processing

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

Digital signal processing is a necessity for the analysis and design of signals and systems in several areas of science and engineering, as it is very efficient due to advances in numerical algorithms and digital system technology.  The primary objective of writing this book is to present the essentials of linear digital signal processing, theory of linear time-invariant systems, transform methods and their computational aspects, digital filter analysis and design, and, sampling and signal analysis.  The comprehensive coverage of commonly used filter design methods and the emphasis on the use of the discrete Fourier transform (the heart of practical digital signal processing) are the key features of this book.  For signal processing professionals, this book will be useful for self-study.  In addition, this book will b a reference for anyone, student or professional, specializing in signal processing,  The aim of this book is to introduce DSP from a practical point of view using a minimum of mathematics.  The emphasis is on the practical aspects of DSP, implementation issues, tips and tricks and pitfalls and practical applications.  Intuitive explanations and appropriate examples are used to develop a fundamental understanding of DSP theory.  The coverage in the book is fairly broad from process control to communications.

The book uses plain, lucid language to explain fundamentals of this subject.  The book provides logical method of explaining various complicated concepts and step wise methods to explain the important topics.  Each chapter is well supported with necessary illustrations, practical examples and solved problems.  All chapters in this book are arranged in a proper sequence that permits each topic to build upon earlier studies.  All care has been taken to make students comfortable in understanding the basic concepts of this subject.  The book not only covers the entire scope of the subject but explains the philosophy of the subject.  This makes the understanding of this subject clearer and makes it more interesting.  The book will be very useful not only to the students but also to the subject teachers.  The students have to omit nothing and possibly have to cover nothing more.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Computer organization : principles, analysis, and design

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Lan Jin, Bo Hatfield
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd

DESCRIPTION Written for an undergraduate course on computer organization for computer science and computer engineering majors, the depth and breadth of coverage of the book are suitable for both academic teaching in colleges and universities and reference by computer professionals and specialists. Computer Organization assumes that the reader has only a preliminary knowledge of a computer, but it thoroughly discusses the basic design principles and methodologies of the major functional units of a computer. The book features an analytical approach to all aspects of modern computer design the design of all major functional units of a computer is learned by way of the analysis of their characteristics. It presents the detailed design process of these functional units and especially their interconnection to construct the datapath and the control unit of a computer. The last chapter of the book discusses the design of the contemporary high-performance pipelined processor. The authors have chosen the material and its presentation carefully, hoping that they can fit the needs of readers with various areas of specialization and also the specific demands of various academic curricula.

KEY FEATURES
A Functional Units Approach This approach (instead of the systems level approach) is chosen based on the authors teaching experiences. As each chapter is organized around a major functional unit (e.g., CPU, memory, I/O, ALU) with focus on its theory and design, this makes it easier for students to relate the design of each functional unit to the overall hierarchical structure of a computer. Learning by Doing Worked examples in each chapter show students the systematic solution of problems, and their mastery of concepts can be assessed with end-ofchapter exercises. Strong Emphasis on Digital Logic The authors put a strong emphasis on digital logic to help students relate its importance to the design of computer circuits and modules from a practical point of view. Use of Simplified Processors for Design Students are shown how to design modern computers with basic concepts and fundamental techniques using simplified and practical processors, instead of commercially available processors that can confuse students with their complexity. Flexibility All the chapters are structured such that instructors can select individual sections for their courses according to whether students have taken a course on digital logic. Graphical Aids There are more than 90 tables and nearly 300 fully illustrated and labeled diagrams accompanying the main text, worked examples, and exercises. Up-to-date Topics The latest technologies in computer organization, such as solid-state drives, RAID, FireWire, multi-core architecture, InfiniBand, and pipelining are introduced to familiarize students with the latest trends in computer organization.

TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Introduction 2. The Representation of Information on a Computer 3. Logic Design of Combinational Circuits 4. Logic Design of Sequential Circuits 5. The Arithmetic Logic Unit 6. Complex Arithmetic Operations 7. Instruction Set Architecture 8. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) 9. The Control Unit 10. Primary Memory 11. Input/Output (I/O) 12. Pipelining References Index


An Introduction to the analysis of algorithms, Second edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Robert Sedgewick, Philippe Flajolet
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Despite growing interest, basic information on methods and models for mathematically analyzing algorithms has rarely been directly accessible to practitioners, researchers, or students. An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms, Second Edition, organizes and presents that knowledge, fully introducing primary techniques and results in the field.

Robert Sedgewick and the late Philippe Flajolet have drawn from both classical mathematics and computer science, integrating discrete mathematics, elementary real analysis, combinatorics, algorithms, and data structures. They emphasize the mathematics needed to support scientific studies that can serve as the basis for predicting algorithm performance and for comparing different algorithms on the basis of performance.

Techniques covered in the first half of the book include recurrences, generating functions, asymptotics, and analytic combinatorics. Structures studied in the second half of the book include permutations, trees, strings, tries, and mappings. Numerous examples are included throughout to illustrate applications to the analysis of algorithms that are playing a critical role in the evolution of our modern computational infrastructure.

Improvements and additions in this new edition include

  • Upgraded figures and code
  • An all-new chapter introducing analytic combinatorics
  • Simplified derivations via analytic combinatorics throughout

The book’s thorough, self-contained coverage will help readers appreciate the field’s challenges, prepare them for advanced results—covered in their monograph Analytic Combinatorics and in Donald Knuth’s The Art of Computer Programming books—and provide the background they need to keep abreast of new research.

“[Sedgewick and Flajolet] are not only worldwide leaders of the field, they also are masters of exposition. I am sure that every serious computer scientist will find this book rewarding in many ways.”

—From the Foreword by Donald E. Knuth


Circuit theory

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

Circuit Theory and Field Theory together form the foundation of nearly all curricula in the discipline of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.  Several books are available on these subjects for engineering students in Universities for use: however some of them are too elementary and a few of them are too advanced, and there is a felt need for a medium level, concise textbook which covers in full the syllabi of Circuit Theory for student COURSES at an optimum level of presentation, at the same time incorporating introductory concepts in advanced topics.  It is assumed that the reader would have studied basic Physics and Electrical engineering principles.

Although this book covers most of the material taught in conventional circuits courses, the point of view from which it is considered is significantly different.  The most important feature of this book is a novel formulation of lumped-circuit theory which accommodates linear and non-linear, time-invariant and time varying, and passive and active circuits.  In this way, fundamental concepts and their scope and their power.  These aims require an overhaul of the traditional teaching of circuit theory.  The main reason that such an overhaul became mandatory is that in recent years science and technology have been advancing at unbelievable speeds, and the development of new electronic devices has paced this advance in a dramatic fashion.  As a consequence, we must not only teach the basic facts and techniques that are usable today.  But we must also give the fundamental concepts required to understand and tackle the engineering problems of tomorrow.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Sound visualization and manipulation

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Yang-Hann Kim and Jung-Woo Choi
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Unique in addressing two different problems – sound visualization and manipulation – in a unified way

Advances in signal processing technology are enabling ever more accurate visualization of existing sound fields and precisely defined sound field production. The idea of explaining both the problem of sound visualization and the problem of the manipulation of sound within one book supports this inter-related area of study. With rapid development of array technologies, it is possible to do much in terms of visualization and manipulation, among other technologies involved with the spatial distribution of sound. This book aims to explore various basic functions for the visualization and manipulation and demonstrate to the reader how these properties determine the quality of visualization and manipulation. The first half of the book introduces some basic and general concepts and theories and the second part of the book explains a number of techniques in sound visualization and manipulation. It offers a unified presentation to two very different topics – sound field visualization techniques based on microphone arrays, and techniques for generation of controlled sound fields using loudspeaker arrays. The authors emphasize the similarities between these two physical problems and between the mathematical methods used for solving them.

With extensive examples throughout the book, chapters include: Acoustic Wave Equation and its Basic Physical Measures, Acoustic Wave Equation and its Basic Physical Measures, Basic Theory of Sound Visualization, Acoustic Holography, Beam forming, Basic Theory of Sound Manipulation, Sound Focusing, and Sound Field Reproduction.

  • The first book to combine both the visualization and manipulation of sound technologies in one comprehensive volume
  • Presents the basic concepts using simple one dimensional cases and then extends the concept to three dimensional cases, enabling easier understanding of the fundamental concepts through the use of minimum mathematics
  • Provides a solid understanding of associated physics as well as mathematical concepts for understanding the technologies, addressing diffraction problems in an integrated format by using Kirchhoff-Helmholtz integral equation
  • Uses extensive examples demonstrating the benefits and drawbacks of various applications, including beam forming and acoustic holography

A valuable resource for post/graduate students, acoustic engineers, audio and noise control system developers


Heterogeneous networks in LTE-Advanced

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors Joydeep Acharya, Long Gao, and Sudhanshu Gaur
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

A comprehensive summary of theoretical and practical developments in LTE Heterogeneous Networks The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage where it is needed. This book presents a comprehensive overview of small cell based heterogeneous networks within the framework of 3GPP LTE-Advanced which is the major enabler of current and future heterogeneous networks. The book first establishes the basics of LTE standards 8 -10. Wherever relevant, the underlying theory of wireless communications is explained and the signaling and protocol aspects of LTE Releases 8-10 are presented. Next the book presents a systematic study of the inter cell interference (eICIC and FeICIC) mechanisms that have been standardized in LTE releases 10 and 11 to mitigate the interference arising in heterogeneous networks. From simple blank subframe design and implementation, the book discusses more advanced transceiver signal processing and carrier aggregation (CA) based mechanisms to improve performance. Besides data, control channel enhancements such as enhanced PDCCH (ePDCCH) are also discussed. Subsequently the book discusses the possibility of base stations being allowed to coordinate to manage interference. This technique, called CoMP, has the potential of vastly improving network performance. However several practical challenges first have to be overcome before this potential can be realized. The book presents the different CoMP categories introduced in LTE release 11, the required signal processing and the changes that were introduced in Release-11 for supporting CoMP. The book then presents the state of the art developments in heterogeneous networks that are currently taking place in 3GPP with the initiation of Release 12. A whole array of new technologies have been introduced such as dynamic switching of small cells, new carrier types with reduced control signaling, dynamic reconfiguration of TDD-LTE, joint configuration of TDD and FDD via carrier aggregation and lastly advanced MIMO signal processing with three dimensional beamforming. All these technologies will work in unison leading to efficient operations of small cells. The authors thus comprehensively summarize the advances in heterogeneous networks over the last couple of years as reflected in various LTE releases and then look ahead at what to expect in the future. Fully illustrated throughout and with an accompanying website including Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and References to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities. The authors, being involved in LTE standardization, are well placed to give an excellent view on this topic, including valuable background and design rationale. * A comprehensive summary of wireless communications theory and practical developments in LTE heterogeneous networks. * Authors are experts in this field and are active members in standardization proceedings, enabling up-to-date coverage of current developments * Multiple case studies explain network design optimization of various heterogeneous network deployments. * Accompanying website includes Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and References to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities Essential reading for Engineers and practitioners in wireless industry.


Electrical machines

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Place of Publication UAE
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher 3G Elearning FZ LLC

The aim of this book is to give deep exposition of the theory of electrical devices, with specific emphasis on the theory of rotating electric machines.  The most of the advances in the application and control of electric machines have taken place owing to the further breakthroughs in power electronics and microprocessor/computer-based control systems.  As a result, a much broader spectrum of electric machine types are now available.  Particularly, permanent-magnet and variable-reluctance machines are now used in many applications and this is bound to increase further in future.  The AC drives are becoming more and more attractive in many applications, such as those requiring variable speed and flexible control, while earlier machines were the only choice.  Realizing this fact, these machine types find increased coverage in the fourth edition.  This book presents simple, explicit, and yet rigorous and comprehensive treatment of transformers and electric machines in a single volume.  Considerable emphasis is laid on the fundamentals, physical concepts, principles and on rigorous development of circuit model equivalents of both transformers and machines.  A large number and variety of illustrative examples are spread throughout the book.  These would greatly help in imprinting a clear physical picture of the devices and associated physical reasoning on the reader’s mind.

This book presents simple, explicit, and yet rigorous and comprehensive treatment of transformers and electric machines in a single volume.  Considerable emphasis is laid on the fundamentals, physical concepts, principles and on rigorous development of circuit model equivalents of both transformers and machines.  Each circuit model is closely related to the physical reality and the underlying assumptions are sharply focused and consequent limitations on the range of operation over which the model is valid are fully explained.

The Book comes with a companion DVD for rich learning experience, which includes:

  • E-Book with further reading and learning links
  • Interactive E-lecture of each chapter.  E-lectures are expressive, informational, entertaining and persuasive, it uses the tool of self-exploration, which makes it easy to learn and understand each topic in detail.  It is very informative as concrete details are provided and also entertaining, as graphics and other visuals are provided to make the learning process more interactive.
  • Video Lecture of each chapter which explains each topic in detail with examples, animations, images and text and makes it easy to understand the topics in easier, simpler and better way.
  • Huge Database of Interactive Assessments for each chapter
  • Further reading and learning links for each topic
  • Glossary and Notes for each chapter to understand each chapter with to the point information

The DVD is also a useful tool for teachers to teach with digital resources in classroom and do a great job of illustrating skills and techniques that otherwise difficult to explain.


Positioning in wireless communications systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Stephan Sand, Armin Dammann, Christian Mensing
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Wiley

Positioning in Wireless Communications Systems explains the principal differences and similarities of wireless communications systems and navigation systems. It discusses scenarios which are critical for dedicated navigation systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and which motivate the use of positioning based on terrestrial wireless communication systems. The book introduces approaches for determination of parameters which are dependent on the position of the mobile terminal and also discusses iterative algorithms to estimate and track the position of the mobile terminal. Models for radio propagation and user mobility are important for performance investigations and assessments using computer simulations. Thus, channel and mobility models are explored, especially focussing on critical navigation environments like urban or indoor scenarios. Positioning in Wireless Communications Systems examines advanced algorithms such as hybrid data fusion of satellite navigation and positioning with wireless communications and cooperative positioning among mobile terminals. The performance of the discussed positioning techniques are explored on the basis of already existing and operable terrestrial wireless communication systems such as GSM, UMTS, or LTE and it is shown how positioning issues are fixed in respective standards. Written by industry experts working at the cutting edge of technological development, the authors are well placed to give an excellent view on this topic, enabling in-depth coverage of current developments. Key features * Unique in its approach to dealing with a heterogeneous system approach, different cell structures and signal proposals for future communications systems * Covers hybrid positioning investigating how GNSS and wireless communications positioning complement each other * Applications and exploitation of positioning information are discussed to show the benefits of including this information in several parts of a wireless communications system


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