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An introduction to analog and digital communications

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author Simon Haykin
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c1989
Publisher Wiley

An introductory treatment of communication theory as applied to the transmission of information-bearing signals with attention given to both analog and digital communications. Chapter 1 reviews basic concepts. Chapters 2 through 4 pertain to the characterization of signals and systems. Chapters 5 through 7 are concerned with transmission of message signals over communication channels. Chapters 8 through 10 deal with noise in analog and digital communications. Each chapter (except chapter 1) begins with introductory remarks and ends with a problem set. Treatment is self-contained with numerous worked-out examples to support the theory..


Electronics the easy way, 4th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Rex Miller, Mark R. Miller
Place of Publication Hauppauge, NY
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.

This supplementary textbook for electrical engineering students will also prove enlightening to others who have an aptitude for working with electronic equipment. The authors present a complex subject in step-by-step fashion–literally guiding students through the easy way to understand electronics. This newly updated edition embraces the most recent developments in electronics. Opening with a chapter on the many available careers in the field, the authors continue with a review of the basic principles of electricity and electronics. Subsequent chapters explain semiconductors, audio amplifiers, stereo equipment, oscillators, transmitters, television, lasers and fiber optics, radar, computer hardware, and much more. The book is filled with informative line art and circuitry diagrams..


Mining royalties : a global study of their impact on investors, government, and civil society

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher World Bank

This book contains a wealth of information and analysis relating to mineral royalties. Primary information includes royalty legislation from over forty nations. Analysis is comprehensive and addresses issues of importance to diverse stakeholders including government policymakers, tax administrators, society, local communities and mining companies. Extensive footnotes and citations provide a valuable resource for researchers..


Engineering information systems in the internet context : IFIP TC8 / WG8.1 Working Conference on Engineering Information Systems in the Internet Context September 25-27, 2002, Kanazawa, Japan

Donated by: Mr. Ariel Betan

Editors Colette Rolland, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Motoshi Saeki
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [2002]
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers

Since the early 1980′s, the IFIP WG8.1 conferences have provided a forum for the presentation and exchange of research results and practical experiences in the field of Information System Engineering. The WG8.1 ’02 Conference is held in the beautiful Kanazawa area in North western Japan. The ubiquitous Web has revolutionised the way organisations communicate and work internally as well as externally and, consequently, the nature of information systems supporting business activities. Web-based systems have become the state of the art in information systems engineering in a very short time. As companies become more international in their strategies and activities, information systems themselves span the globe, led by the Internet. While the risks from failed systems may be enhanced due to higher expectations and increased complexity, we have the opportunity to learn more about the nature of information systems and to develop new engineering techniques and methods to improve the development of information services in a World Wide Web context. The aim theme of this working conference is “Engineering Information Systems in the Internet Context” and the programme address both technologies and methodologies for building them. x The call for the EISIC Conference was given international audience. The program committee was chosen from very well reputed researchers in the international information systems, web information systems and communication communities. Seventeen papers have been selected for presentation and discussion during the conference..


Models for water quality management

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Editor Asit K. Biswas
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1981]
Publisher McGraw-Hill,

This book, Models for water quality management contains the following topics:

> Water Quality Models for River Systems

> Model of the Trent River System, England

> Model of the Saint John River, Canada

> Model of the River Sambre, Belgium

> Model of the Neckar River, Federal Republic of Germany

> Model for the Seine-Normandy Basin, France

> Models for Stratified Impoundments

> Model for Lake Glumso, Denmark


Electricity : principles and applications, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Author Richard J. Fowler
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1984]
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Electricity : principles and applications, Second Edition, is written for students just beginning their study of electricity. No previous formal training in the subject is assumed. Only arithmetic and basic algebra are used in explaining and solving electrical problems. Although simultaneous equations are introduced in Chapter 6, they are defined and explained in some detail before actually being used. Similarly, the elements of trigonometry that relate to alternating current circuits are explained as needed.

The materials in this textbook are arranged in a logical, sequential order. The terms and concepts that are developed and discussed in Chapter 1 are needed to fully understand Chapter 2. The concepts of Chapter 2 are used in Chapter 3, and so on. However, Chapter 6 can be covered out of sequence or omitted entirely without interrupting the continuity of the remaining chapters.

The first half of this text is devoted, in general to the fundamentals of direct current, while the second half focuses in subjects usually associated with alternating current. The transition from dc to ac is distinct enough to allow use of the material in a traditional dc/ac sequence. However, all of the material is structured to provide a unified introduction to the broad subject area called electricity.

Although no prior formal training in electricity is assumed, it is highly unlikely that a student will not have had an extensive exposure to the world of electricity and electronics. For this reason, certain words associated with electricity are expected to have already entered the students’ vocabulary (for example, switch, plug, motor, television, etc.) Nevertheless, strict technical definitions are used throughout (which may help some students rid themselves of misconceptions learned earlier!)

Since concepts build from chapter to chapter, and within a chapter from section to section, students are provided with a number of stopping points for review questions and problems. These reviews serve two purposes: they reveal areas of weakness that require re-study, and they serve as positive reinforcements for material students know Each chapter concludes with a summary of the key concepts covered in the chapter. The summaries will also help identify areas of weakness and reinforce areas of strength. Students should not skim through this material lightly. Finally, a unique color strip along the margin of each page is used to highlight key terms and phrases on each page.

This truly is the age of electricity and electronics. The solid foundation in electricity provided by this text us likely to prove useful, whether a student intends to pursue a career in electricity and electronics or simply needs the material as background information for other pursuits. The content and organization of this book reflects the experience and feedback of years of classroom testing. The author welcomes comments and suggestions from students and teachers alike.


Multidisciplinary creativity : homage to Gheorghe Paun on his 65th birthday

Donated by: Editura Spandugino

Editors Marian Gheorge [and 4 others]
Place of Publication Bucharest
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Spandugino

The book contains original papers dealing with Membrane Computing and Theoretical Computer Science. The topics include mathematical aspects of P systems, modelling of biological processes, combinatorics of words, grammar systems, tree languages, and randomness. Informal personal reflections conclude the book. The book is dedicated to Gheorghe Paun’s 65th birthday.


Electrical and electronic drawing, 5th Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Charles J. Baer, John R. Ottaway
Place of Publication New York, New York
Date of Publication c1986
Publisher Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

The fifth edition of this book has undergone extensive revision, in response to major changes in the fields of electrical and electronic drawing. For example, many of the new drawings were prepared using computers or systems associated with them. Thus, a new Chapter 2, Computer-Aided Design, has been written to help the student more easily read these drawings and understand the differences between computer-aided and manually created drawings.

Most students do not have easy access to CAD systems that will produce complete electrical drawings. Therefore, Chapter 1, General Drawing Techniques, has been retained and strengthened so that a student who has not had previous drafting experience can quickly learn to make technical drawings that are not highly complex. In other words, he or she should be able to work most of the problems in the book after receiving proper instruction.

New subject material includes surface-mounted devices (Chapter 5), the learning curve (Chapter 8), solar power (Chapter 10), robotics (in several chapters), and printed-circuit board drawing (Chapter 6). However, much of the material from the previous edition that is still appropriate has been retained. It should also be noted that much of the material on instrumentation and controls in this book will not be found in any other book of its kind. In addition, no other text contains as complete a listing of standard symbols and tables as those appearing in Appendixes B and D.

These imporatnt standards have been established by agencies such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute), a private agency founded by industry many years ago, and the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), a professional engineering society. Other standards have been formed as needed by JIC (Joint Industrial Council), NMTBA (National Machine Tool Builders’ Association), NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), and agencies of the U.S. Government.


Linux device drivers / 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Francis Lorilla

Authors Alessandro Rubini & Jonathan Corbet
Place of Publication Sebastopol, CA[2001]
Date of Publication [2001]
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc.

This book is for anyone who wants to support computer peripherals under the Linux operating system or who wants to develop new hardware and run it under Linux. Linux is the fastest-growing segment of the Unix market, is winning over enthusiastic adherents in many application areas, and is being viewed more and more as a good platform for embedded systems. Linux Device Drivers, already a classic in its second edition, reveals information that heretofore has been shared by word of mouth or in cryptic source code comments, on how to write drivers for a wide range of devices.Version 2.4 of the Linux kernel includes significant changes to device drivers, simplifying many activities, but providing subtle new features that can make a driver both more efficient and more flexible. The second edition of this book thoroughly covers these changes, as well as new processors and buses.You don’t have to be a kernel hacker to understand and enjoy this book; all you need is an understanding of C and some background in Unix system calls. You’ll learn how to write drivers for character devices, block devices, and network interfaces, guided by full-featured examples that you can compile and run without special hardware. Major changes in the second edition include discussions of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and locking, new CPUs, and recently supported buses. For those who are curious about how an operating system does its job, this book provides insights into address spaces, asynchronous events, and I/O.Portability is a major concern in the text. The book is centered on version 2.4, but includes information for kernels back to 2.0 where feasible. Linux Device Driver also shows how to maximize portability among hardware platforms; examples were tested on IA32 (PC) and IA64, PowerPC, SPARC and SPARC64, Alpha, ARM, and MIPS.Contents include:

Building a driver and loading modules

Complete character, block, and network drivers

Debugging a driver

Timing

Handling symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems

Memory management and DMA

Interrupts

Portability issues

Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI).


Electronics technology fundamentals : conventional flow version, 2nd Ed.

Donated by: Mr. Michael Leongson Tan

Authors Robert T. Paynter, B.J. Toby Boydell
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Date of Publication [2005]
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Developed to address the fundamentals in reduced time, this unique book provides complete and concise coverage of the fundamentals of electronics without redundant examples and the equation derivations that take up so much space in traditional books. With an emphasis on component and circuit operation, analysis, applications, and testing, this book thoroughly explores the foundation of DC circuits, AC circuits, discrete electronic devices and op-amps in a narrative that readers can understand. Revamped with a new four-color illustration and photo design, the Second Edition offers an updated pedagogical package that includes chapter opening vignettes, new margin notes, and component testing and applications discussions. For electrical engineers..


PHP and MySQL for dynamic Web sites

Author Larry Ullman Place of Publication Berkeley, CA Date of Publication [2003] Publisher Peachpit Press

When static HTML pages no longer cut it, you need to step up to dynamic, database-driven sites that represent the future of the Web. In PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, the author of best-selling guides to both the database program (MySQL) and the scripting language (PHP) returns to cover the winning pair in tandem the way users work with them today to build dynamic sites using Open Source tools. Using step-by-step instructions, clearly written scripts, and expert tips to ease the way, author Larry Ullman discusses PHP and MySQL separately before going on to cover security, sessions and cookies, and using additional Web tools, with several sections devoted to creating sample applications. A companion Web site includes source code and demonstrations of techniques used in the volume. If you’re already at home with HTML, you’ll find this volume the perfect launching pad to creating dynamic sites with PHP and MySQL.

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