New Books @ EnggLib2 as of May 26, 2016


RESERVE BOOKS


Wireless mesh networks

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao (CoE 197, EE 298)

Authors Ian F. Akyildiz, Xudong Wang
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Going beyond classic networking principles and architectures for better wireless performance

Written by authors with vast experience in academia and industry, Wireless Mesh Networks provides its readers with a thorough overview and in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art in wireless mesh networking. It offers guidance on how to develop new ideas to advance this technology, and how to support emerging applications and services. The contents of the book follow the TCP/IP protocol stack, starting from the physical layer. Functionalities and existing protocols and algorithms for each protocol layer are covered in depth. The book is written in an accessible textbook style, and contains supporting materials such as problems and exercises to assist learning.

Key Features:

  • Presents an in-depth explanation of recent advances and open research issues in wireless mesh networking, and offers concrete and comprehensive material to guide deployment and product development
  • Describes system architectures and applications of wireless mesh networks (WMNs), and discusses the critical factors influencing protocol design
  • Explores theoretical network capacity and the state-of-the-art protocols related to WMNs
  • Surveys standards that have been specified and standard drafts that are being specified for WMNs, in particular the latest standardization results in IEEE 802.11s, 802.15.5, 802.16 mesh mode, and 802.16 relay mode
  • Includes an accompanying website with PPT-slides, further reading, tutorial material, exercises, and solutions

Advanced students on networking, computer science, and electrical engineering courses will find Wireless Mesh Networks an essential read. It will also be of interest to wireless networking academics, researchers, and engineers at universities and in industry.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


6LoWPAN : the wireless embedded internet

Recommending faculty: Dr. Nestor Tiglao

Authors Zach Shelby, Carsten Bormann
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

It is stunningly thorough and takes readers meticulously through the design, configuration and operation of IPv6-based, low-power, potentially mobile radio-based networking.” Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

This book provides a complete overview of IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Area Network (6LoWPAN) technology

In this book, the authors provide an overview of the 6LoWPAN family of standards, architecture, and related wireless and Internet technology. Starting with an overview of the IPv6 ‘Internet of Things’, readers are offered an insight into how these technologies fit together into a complete architecture. The 6LoWPAN format and related standards are then covered in detail. In addition, the authors discuss the building and operation of 6LoWPAN networks, including bootstrapping, routing, security, Internet ingration, mobility and application protocols. Furthermore, implementation aspects of 6LoWPAN are covered.

Key Features:

  • Demonstrates how the 6LoWPAN standard makes the latest Internet protocols available to even the most minimal embedded devices over low-rate wireless networks
  • Provides an overview of the 6LoWPAN standard, architecture and related wireless and Internet technology, and explains the 6LoWPAN protocol format in detail
  • Details operational topics such as bootstrapping, routing, security, Internet integration, mobility and application protocols
  • Written by expert authors with vast experience in the field (industrial and academic)
  • Includes an accompanying website containing tutorial slides, course material and open-source code with examples (http://6lowpan.net )

6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet is an invaluable reference for professionals working in fields such as telecommunications, control, and embedded systems. Advanced students and teachers in electrical engineering, information technology and computer science will also find this book useful.


Hydrology in practice, Fourth edition

Recommending faculty: Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 110)

Authors Elizabeth M. Shaw [and three others]
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Spon Press

Hydrology in Practice is an excellent and very successful introductory text for engineering hydrology students who go on to be practitioners in consultancies, the Environment Agency, and elsewhere.

This fourth edition of Hydrology in Practice, while retaining all that is excellent about its predecessor, by Elizabeth M. Shaw, replaces the material on the Flood Studies Report with an equivalent section on the methods of the Flood Estimation Handbook and its revisions. Other completely revised sections on instrumentation and modelling reflect the many changes that have occurred over recent years. The updated text has taken advantage of the extensive practical experience of the staff of JBA Consulting who use the methods described on a day-to-day basis. Topical case studies further enhance the text and the way in which students at undergraduate and MSc level can relate to it. The fourth edition will also have a wider appeal outside the UK by including new material on hydrological processes, which also relate to courses in geography and environmental science departments. In this respect the book draws on the expertise of Keith J. Beven and Nick A. Chappell, who have extensive experience of field hydrological studies in a variety of different environments, and have taught undergraduate hydrology courses for many years.

Second- and final-year undergraduate (and MSc) students of hydrology in engineering, environmental science, and geography departments across the globe, as well as professionals in environmental protection agencies and consultancies, will find this book invaluable. It is likely to be the course text for every undergraduate/MSc hydrology course in the UK and in many cases overseas too.


Handbook of environmental fluid dynamics, (Set of 2 volumes)

Editor H. J. S. Fernando
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis,

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic principles, fundamental flow processes, modeling techniques, and measurement methods used in the study of environmental motions. It also offers critical discussions of environmental sustainability related to engineering.

The handbook features 81 chapters written by 135 renowned researchers from around the world. Covering environmental, policy, biological, and chemical aspects, it tackles important cross-disciplinary topics such as sustainability, ecology, pollution, micrometeorology, and limnology.

Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles. It starts with general topics that emphasize the relevance of environmental fluid dynamics research in society, public policy, infrastructure, quality of life, security, and the law. It then discusses established and emerging focus areas. The volume also examines the sub-mesoscale flow processes and phenomena that form the building blocks of environmental motions, with emphasis on turbulent motions and their role in heat, momentum, and species transport.

Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements explores the interactions between engineered structures and anthropogenic activities that affect natural flows, with particular emphasis on environmental pollution. The book covers the numerical methodologies that underpin research, predictive modeling, and cyber-infrastructure developments. It also addresses practical aspects of laboratory experiments and field observations that validate quantitative predictions and help identify new phenomena and processes.

As communities face existential challenges posed by climate change, rapid urbanization, and scarcity of water and energy, the study of environmental fluid dynamics becomes increasingly relevant. This volume is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers working to better understand the fundamentals of environmental motions and how they affect and are influenced by anthropogenic activities.


Hydrology and the management of watersheds, Fourth edition

Authors Kenneth N. Brooks, Peter F. Ffolliott, Joseph A. Magner
Place of Publication Ames, Iowa
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book’s content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.


Plumbing, 4th edition

Author R. D. Treloar
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

The 4th edition of Plumbing continues to provide the definitive single volume text on plumbing, heating and gas installation work, ideal for students working towards their Diploma in plumbing or NVQ/SVQ at levels 2 and 3. Highly illustrated and easy to read and understand, it tackles plumbing topic by topic, in double page spreads with text, full colour illustrations, and clear photographs, enabling the reader to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. This approach ensures it also provides a concise reference for the trained plumber.

Special features include:

  • concise text
  • many clear, full colour illustrations
  • around 140 photographs
  • topics focussed on the needs of NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3
  • additional topics beyond levels 2 and 3
  • a self-assessment section
  • a problem-solving section

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of changes to the Building Regulations, including changes to the following approved documents: Part F: Ventilation; Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency; Part H: Drainage and waste disposal; Part L: Conservation of fuel and power and Part P: Electrical safety. A significant new section on energy conservation & sustainability has been added, and additional related material introduced where relevant. The extensive coverage with new, full color illustrations to enhance legibility and understanding, and the emphasis on safety in the work place ensure this remains the definitive single volume for both student and trained plumbers.


Building maintenance management, Second edition

Authors Barrie Chanter and Peter Swallow
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication [2007]
Publisher Blackwell Publishing/Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.

This new edition of an informative and accessible book guides building surveyors and facilities managers through the key aspects of property maintenance and continues to be of value to both students and practitioners.

With the increasing cost of new-build, effective maintenance of existing building stock is becoming ever more important and building maintenance work now represents nearly half of total construction output in the UK.

Building Maintenance Management provides a comprehensive profile of the many aspects of property maintenance.  This second edition has been updated throughout, with sections on outsourcing; maintenance planning; bench marking and KPIs; and current trends in procurement routes (including partnering and the growth of PFI) integrated into the text.  There is also a new chapter on the changing context within which maintenance is carried out, largely concerned  with its relationship to facilities management.  More coverage is given of maintenance organizations and there are major updates to relevant aspects of health and and safety and to contract forms.


Project management of complex and embedded systems : ensuring product integrity and program quality

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Authors Kim H. Pries, Jon M. Quigley
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication [2009]
Publisher CRC Press

There are many books on project management and many on embedded systems, but few address the project management of embedded products from concept to production. Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems: Ensuring Product Integrity and Program Quality uses proven Project Management methods and elements of IEEE embedded software development techniques, to explain how to deliver a reliable complex system to market.

This volume begins with a general discussion of project management, followed by an examination of the various tools used before a project is underway. The book then delves into the specific project stages: concept, product development, process development, validation of the product and process, and release to production. Finally, post-project stages are explored, including failure reporting, analysis, corrective actions, and product support.

The book draws heavily on information from Department of Defense sources as well as systems developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group, General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford to standardize the approach to designing and developing new products. These automotive development and production ideas have universal value, particularly the concept of process and design controls. The authors use these systems to explain project management techniques that can assist developers of any embedded system. The methods explored can be adapted toward mechanical development projects as well.

The text includes numerous war stories offering concrete solutions to problems that might occur in production. Tables and illustrative figures are provided to further clarify the material. Organized sequentially to follow the normal life cycle of a project, this book helps project managers identify challenges before they become problems and resolve those issues that cannot be avoided.


Power system modelling and scripting

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Madamba

Author Federico Milano
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Springer

Interconnected power systems are the largest and most complex systems ever built by man.  This book provides a systematic approach for mastering power system analysis and modelling through modern and open computer programming techniques.  The object is to provide the reader with the skill of formulating well-posed models and of “translating” such models into a collection of simple modular scripts.  The book addresses standard topics, e.g., power flow analysis and time domain integration; conventional devices, e.g., synchronous machines and regulating transformers; and advanced devices, e.g., flexible ac transmission systems and distributed energy resources.


Automobile mechanical and electrical systems : automotive technology : vehicle maintenance and repair

Recommending faculty: Dr. Manuel C. Ramos Jr.

Author Tom Denton
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems concentrates on core technologies to provide the essential information required to understand how different vehicle systems work. It gives a complete overview of the components and workings of a vehicle from the engine through to the chassis and electronics. It also explains the necessary tools and equipment needed in effective car maintenance and repair, and relevant safety procedures are included throughout. In full colour and including examples of the latest Formula 1 technology, this is the guide no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without.

Designed to make learning easier, this book contains:

  • Photographs, flow charts and quick reference tables
  • Detailed diagrams and clear descriptions that simplify the more complicated topics and aid revision
  • Useful margin features throughout, including definitions, key facts and ‘safety first’ considerations

Parking structures, (Set of 2 volumes)

Author Ilja Irmscher
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher DOM Publishers

50 international multi-storey car parks with detailed planning material show new trends in the areas of multi-storey car park design and innovative parking systems. The book includes an introduction to architectural heritage with many sample buildings, illustrated with large-format photographs. The appendix contains standards and measurements in chart form, presented in an easy to understand way – a practical tool for designers.


Mathematics for physical chemistry, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Robert G. Mortimer
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Academic Press

Mathematics for Physical Chemistry is the ideal supplementary text for practicing chemists and students who want to sharpen their mathematics skills while enrolled in general through physical chemistry courses. This book specifically emphasizes the use of mathematics in the context of physical chemistry, as opposed to being simply a mathematics text.

This 4e includes new exercises in each chapter that provide practice in a technique immediately after discussion or example and encourage self-study. The early chapters are constructed around a sequence of mathematical topics, with a gradual progression into more advanced material. A final chapter discusses mathematical topics needed in the analysis of experimental data.

  •  Numerous examples and problems interspersed throughout the presentations
  • Each extensive chapter contains a preview and objectives
  •  Includes topics not found in similar books, such as a review of general algebra and an introduction to group theory
  • Provides chemistry-specific instruction without the distraction of abstract concepts or theoretical issues in pure mathematics

JavaScript programming : pushing the limits : advanced application development with JavaScript & HTML5

Recommending faculty: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco

Author Jon Raasch
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Take your JavaScript knowledge as far as it can go

JavaScript has grown up, and it’s a hot topic. Newer and faster JavaScript VMs and frameworks built upon them have increased the popularity of JavaScript for server-side web applications, and rich JS applications are being developed for mobile devices. This book delivers a compelling tutorial, showing you how to build a real-world app from the ground up. Experienced developers who want to master the latest techniques and redefine their skills will find this deep dive into JavaScript’s hidden functionalities gives them the tools to create truly amazing and complex applications.

  • JavaScript has evolved into much more than simple client-side scripting; this book delves into advanced topics not generally found in other more intermediate JS development books
  • Expert author delivers an in-depth tutorial showing how to build a real-world app that is loosely coupled, with each component built to exist separately
  • Explores how to build a backbone app, the importance of JavaScript templates, Node.js and MongoDB, 3D Canvas using WebGL / Three.js, how to convert a desktop app into a dedicated mobile app, and much more
  • Ideal for experienced developers with a deep knowledge of JavaScript as well as online developers with strong graphic design skills who are experienced in HTML/CSS and want to develop their front-end skills

JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits will arm you with the skills to create killer apps for the 21st Century.


Exploring CQRS and event sourcing : a journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with Windows Azure

Donated by: Mr. Johnson Apacible

Author Dominic Betts [and four others]
Place of Publication [Redmond, Washington]
Date of Publication [2012]
Publisher Microsoft

This guide is focused on building highly scalable, highly available, and maintainable applications with the Command & Query Responsibility Segregation and the Event Sourcing architectural patterns. It presents a learning journey, not definitive guidance. It describes the experiences of a development team with no prior CQRS proficiency in building, deploying (to Windows Azure), and maintaining a sample real-world, complex, enterprise system to showcase various CQRS and ES concepts, challenges, and techniques.

The development team did not work in isolation; we actively sought input from industry experts and from a wide group of advisors to ensure that the guidance is both detailed and practical.

The CQRS pattern and event sourcing are not mere simplistic solutions to the problems associated with large-scale, distributed systems. By providing you with both a working application and written guidance, we expect you’ll be well prepared to embark on your own CQRS journey.


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