Newly Acquired Books at EnggLib II


RESERVE BOOK


The effect of creep and other time related factors on plastics and elastomers, 3rd Ed.

Author Laurence W. McKeen
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

This reference guide brings together a wide range of critical data on the effect of creep and other long term effects on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The data are supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real world engineering contexts and provides the long-term properties data that designers need to create a product that will stand the test of time. This new edition represents a full update of the data, removing all obsolete data, adding new data, and updating the list of plastics manufacturers. Additional plastics have also been included for polyesters, polyamides and others where available, including polyolefins, elastomers and fluoropolymers. Entirely new sections on biodegradable polymers and thermosets have been added to the book. The level of data included – along with the large number of graphs and tables for easy comparison – saves readers the need to contact suppliers, and the selection guide has been fully updated, giving assistance on the questions which engineers should be asking when specifying materials for any given application.

Trustworthy, current data on creep, stress-strain and environmental stress cracking, enabling easier and more effective material selection and product design.
Includes expert guidance to help practitioners make best use of the data.
Entirely new sections added on sustainable and biodegradable polymers, and thermosets.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Molecular sensors and nanodevices : principles, designs and applications in biomedical engineering

Authors John X. J. Zhang, Kazunori Hoshino
Place of Publication Walthan, MA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

With applications ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring, molecular sensors (also known as biosensors, chemical sensors, or chemosensors), along with emerging nanotechnologies offer not only valuable tools but also unlimited possibilities for engineers and scientists to explore the world. New generation of functional microsystems can be designed to provide a variety of small scale sensing, imaging and manipulation techniques to the fundamental building blocks of materials. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the current and emerging technologies of molecular sensing, explaining the principles of molecular sensor design and assessing the sensor types currently available. Having explained the basic sensor structures and sensing principles, the authors proceed to explain the role of nano/micro fabrication techniques in molecular sensors, including MEMS, BioMEMS, MicroTAS among others. The miniaturization of versatile molecular sensors opens up a new design paradigm and a range of novel biotechnologies, which is illustrated through case studies of groundbreaking applications in the life sciences and elsewhere. As well as the techniques and devices themselves, the authors also cover the critical issues of implantability, biocompatibility and the regulatory framework.
The book is aimed at a broad audience of engineering professionals, life scientists and students working in the multidisciplinary area of biomedical engineering. It explains essential principles of electrical, chemical, optical and mechanical engineering as well as biomedical science, intended for readers with a variety of scientific backgrounds. In addition, it will be valuable for medical professionals and researchers. An online tutorial developed by the authors provides learning reinforcement for students and professionals alike.
Reviews of state-of-the-art molecular sensors and nanotechnologies
Explains principles of sensors and fundamental theories with homework problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate learning
Demystifies the vertical integration from nanomaterials to devices design
Covers practical applications the recent progress in state-of-the-art sensor technologies
Includes case studies of important commercial products
Covers the critical issues of implantability, biocompatibility and the regulatory framework.


Micro and nanofabrication using self-assembled biological nanostructures

Editors Jaime Castillo-León, Winnie E. Svendsen
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

Self-assembled nanostructures based on peptides and proteins have been investigated and presented as biomaterials with an impressive potential for a broad range of applications such as microfabrication, biosensing platforms, drug delivery systems, bioelectronics and tissue reparation. Through self-assembly peptides can give rise to a range of well-defined nanostructures such as nanotubes, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nanotapes, gels and nanorods. However, there are challenges when trying to integrate these biological nanostructures in the development of sensing devices or drug-delivery systems – challenges such as controlling the size during synthesis, the stability in liquid environments and manipulation.

In “Micro and Nanofabrication Using Self-assembled Biological Nanostructures” the options and challenges when using self-assembled peptide nanostructures in micro and nanofabrication are discussed. The publication covers different ways to manipulate, deposit and immobilize on specific locations these biological nanostructures in order to use them in the fabrication of new structures or as part of biosensing platforms. Examples where researchers used biological nanostructures for those types of applications are provided. Finally, future applications are discussed as well as parameters to accelerate and expand the use of these biological building blocks in nano- and micro-fabrication processes by taking advantage of their impressive properties such as low-cost and short synthesis time.


Micro- and nanoengineering of the cell surface

Editors Jeffrey M. Karp, Weian Zhao
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface explores the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes. The book is accessible for readers across industry, academia, and in clinical settings in multiple disciplines, including materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Written by leaders in the field, it covers numerous cell surface engineering methods along with their current and potential applications in cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnosis.

The interface of chemistry, materials science, and biology presents many opportunities for developing innovative tools to diagnose and treat various diseases. However, cell surface engineering using chemistry and materials science approaches is a new and diverse field. This book provides a full coverage of the subject, introducing the fundamentals of cell membrane biology before exploring the key application areas.

Demystifies the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes
Provides a toolkit of micro- and nanoengineering approaches to the manipulation of the cell surface
Unlocks the potential of cell surface manipulation for a range of new applications in the fields of in vitro research, cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnostics.


Manufacturing flexible packaging : materials, machinery, and techniques

Author Thomas Dunn
Place of Publication Oxford, UK2014
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Efficiently and profitably delivering quality flexible packaging to the marketplace requires designing and manufacturing products that are both “fit-to-use” and “fit-to-make”. The engineering function in a flexible packaging enterprise must attend to these dual design challenges.

Flexible Packaging discusses the basic processes used to manufacture flexible packaging products, including rotogravure printing, flexographic printing, adhesive lamination, extrusion lamination/coating; and finishing/slitting. These processes are then related to the machines used to practice them, emphasising the basics of machines’ control systems , and options to minimize wasted time and materials between production jobs.

Raw materials are also considered, including the three basic forms: Rollstock (paper, foil, plastic films); Resin; and Wets (inks, varnishes, primers). Guidance is provided on both material selection, and on adding value through enhancement or modification of the materials’ physical features.

A ‘measures’ section covers both primary material features – such as tensile, elongation, modulus and elastic and plastic regions – and secondary quality characteristics such as seal and bond strengths, coefficient of friction, oxygen barrier and moisture vapour barrier.

Helps engineers improve existing raw material selection and manufacturing processes for manufacturing functional flexible packaging materials.
Covers all aspects of delivering high value packaging to the customer – from the raw materials, to the methods of processing them, the machines used to do it, and the measures required to gauge the characteristics of the product.
Helps engineers to minimize waste and unproductive time in production.


Manufacturing and design : understanding the principles of how things are made

Authors Erik Tempelman, Hugh Shercliff, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Manufacturing and Design presents a fresh view on the world of industrial production: thinking in terms of both abstraction levels and trade-offs. The book invites its readers to distinguish between what is possible in principle for a certain process (as determined by physical law); what is possible in practice (the production method as determined by industrial state-of-the-art); and what is possible for a certain supplier (as determined by its production equipment). Specific processes considered here include metal forging, extrusion, and casting; plastic injection molding and thermoforming; additive manufacturing; joining; recycling; and more.

By tackling the field of manufacturing processes from this new angle, this book makes the most out of a reader’s limited time. It gives the knowledge needed to not only create well-producible designs, but also to understand supplier needs in order to find the optimal compromise. Apart from improving design for production, this publication raises the standards of thinking about producibility.

Emphasizes the strong link between product design and choice of manufacturing process
Introduces the concept of a “production triangle” to highlight tradeoffs between function, cost, and quality for different manufacturing methods
Balanced sets of questions are included to stimulate the reader’s thoughts
Each chapter ends information on the production methods commonly associated with the principle discussed, as well as pointers for further reading
Hints to chapter exercises and an appendix on long exercises with worked solutions available on the book’s companion site: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780080999227/.


Surface modification by solid state processing

Editor Rosa Miranda
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Woodhead Publishing

Surface Modification by Solid State Processing describes friction-based surfacing techniques for surface modification to improve resistance to corrosion and wear, also changing surface chemistry.

Surface conditions are increasingly demanding in industrial applications and surface modification can reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs, leading to improved component performance, reliability and lifetime. Friction-based technologies are promising solid state processing technologies, particularly for light alloys, in the manufacturing of composite surface and functionally graded materials

This title is divided into five chapters, and after an introduction the book covers friction surfacing; friction stir processing; surface reinforcements of light alloys; and characterization techniques based on eddy currents.

Describes friction-based surfacing techniques for surface modification to improve resistance to corrosion and wear, and change surface chemistry
Emphasizes industrial applications
Describes existing and emerging techniques.


Product development : a structured approach to consumer product development, design, and manufacture, 2nd Ed.

Authors Anil Mital [and three others]
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher Elsevier

Product development teams are composed of an integrated group of professionals working from the nascent stage of new product planning through design creation and design review and then on to manufacturing planning and cost accounting. An increasingly large number of graduate and professional training programs are aimed at meeting that need by creating a better understanding of how to integrate and accelerate the entire product development process. This book is the perfect accompaniment and a comprehensive guide. The second edition of this instructional reference work presents invaluable insight into the concurrent nature of the multidisciplinary product development process. It can be used in the traditional classroom, in professional continuing education courses or for self-study. This book has a ready audience among graduate students in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as in many MBA programs focused on manufacturing management. This is a global need that will find a receptive readership in the industrialized world particularly in the rapidly developing industrial economies of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Reviews the precepts of Product design in a step-by-step structured process and focuses on the concurrent nature of product design.
Helps the reader to understand the connection between initial design and interim and final design, including design review and materials selection.
Offers insight into roles played by product functionality, ease-of assembly, maintenance and durability, and their interaction with cost estimation and manufacturability through the application of design principles to actual products.


Oscillations, waves, and chaos in chemical kinetics

Recommended by: Prof. Roy Vincent Canseco (CS 130, 131)

Author Stephen K. Scott
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 1994
Publisher Oxford University Press

The phenomena of oscillations, travelling waves, and chaos in reacting chemical systems began as curiosities but now support an active, international research field. This book shows how these “exotic” patterns arise from the underlying chemical mechanisms. The origin of “chemical feedback” is revealed using three example reactions: the isolate-reductant (Landolt) reaction, the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, and the combustion of hydrogen. Thermal feedback is also discussed. These mechanisms lead to clock reactions and travelling reaction fronts, thermal runaway, and flames; to oscillations and excitability; to target patterns, spiral and scroll waves; to bistability, ignition, extinction, and hysteresis; and to complex oscillations and chaos in flow reactors. These phenomena are related to important processes in biology, including the development of cardiac arrhythmias, nerve signal transmission, and animal coat patterning.


Nanotechnology applications for clean water : solutions for improving water quality, 2nd Ed.

Editor Anita Street [and three others]
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications.

Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book describes these technologies in detail and demonstrates how they can provide clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. In addition, the book addresses the societal factors that may affect widespread acceptance of the applications.

Sections are also featured on carbon nanotube arrays and graphene-based sensors for contaminant sensing, nanostructured membranes for water purification, and multifunctional materials in carbon microspheres for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Addresses both the technological aspects of delivering clean water supplies and the societal implications that affect take-up
Details how the technologies are applied in large-scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems
Highlights challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.


Nanomaterials and devices

Authors Donglu Shi, Zizheng Guo, Nicholas Bedford
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew

Introducing the fields of nanomaterials and devices, and their applications across a wide range of academic disciplines and industry sectors, Donglu Shi bridges knowledge acquisition and practical work, providing a starting point for the research and development of applications.

The book describes characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation methods and performance testing techniques; the design and development of nano-scale devices; and the applications of nanomaterials, with examples taken from different industry sectors, such as lighting, energy, bioengineering and medicine / medical devices.

Key nanomaterial types are covered, such as carbon nanotubes, nanobiomaterials, nano-magnetic materials, semiconductor materials and nanocomposites. Shi also provides detailed coverage of key emerging technologies such as DNA nanotechnology and spintronics. The resulting text is equally relevant for advanced students (senior and graduate) and for engineers and scientists from a variety of different academic backgrounds working in the multi-disciplinary field of nanotechnology.

Provides detailed guidance for the characterization of nanomaterials, their preparation, and performance testing
Explains the principles and challenges of the design and development of nano-scale devices
Explores applications through cases taken from a range of different sectors, including electronics, energy and medicine.


The craft of system security

Authors Sean Smith, John Marchesini
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication [2008]
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Whether you’re a security practitioner, developer, manager, or administrator, this book will give you the deep understanding necessary to meet today’s security challenges–and anticipate tomorrow’s. Unlike most books, The Craft of System Security doesn’t just review the modern security practitioner’s toolkit: It explains why each tool exists, and discusses how to use it to solve real problems.

After quickly reviewing the history of computer security, the authors move on to discuss the modern landscape, showing how security challenges and responses have evolved, and offering a coherent framework for understanding today’s systems and vulnerabilities. Next, they systematically introduce the basic building blocks for securing contemporary systems, apply those building blocks to today’s applications, and consider important emerging trends such as hardware-based security.

After reading this book, you will be able to:

Understand the classic Orange Book approach to security, and its limitations
Use operating system security tools and structures–with examples from Windows, Linux, BSD, and Solaris
Learn how networking, the Web, and wireless technologies affect security
Identify software security defects, from buffer overflows to development process flaws
Understand cryptographic primitives and their use in secure systems
Use best practice techniques for authenticating people and computer systems in diverse settings
Use validation, standards, and testing to enhance confidence in a system’s security
Discover the security, privacy, and trust issues arising from desktop productivity tools
Understand digital rights management, watermarking, information hiding, and policy expression
Learn principles of human-computer interaction (HCI) design for improved security
Understand the potential of emerging work in hardware-based security and trusted computing


Biopolymers : processing and products

Recommending faculty: Dr. Magdaleno Vasquez Jr.

Author Michael Niaounakis
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

Biopolymers and biodegradable plastics are finding new applications in various sectors, from packaging, to medical, automotive and many more. As synthetic plastics are increasingly replaced by their bioplastic equivalents, engineers are facing new challenges including processing, costs, environmental sustainability and – ultimately – developing successful products.

Biopolymers: Processing and Products, the second book of a trilogy dedicated to biopolymers, gives a detailed insight into all aspects of processing, seamlessly linking the science of biopolymers to the latest trends in the development of new products. Processes covered in the book include blending, compounding, treatment, and shaping, as well as the formation of biocomposites. Biopolymer coatings and adhesives are also investigated.

This book unique in its coverage contains information retrieved mainly from patents, which form the bulk of the book. The coverage of processing will help engineers and designers to improve output and efficiency of every stage of the product development process, and will form an indispensable tool in selecting the right biopolymer and processing technique for any given application, covering medical, automotive, food packaging and more. It will assist also engineers, material scientists and researchers to improve existing biopolymer processes and deliver better products at lower cost.

Multi-disciplinary approach and critical presentation of all available processing techniques and new products of biopolymers
Contains information not to be found in any other book
Self-contained chapters


The essential Turing : seminal writings in computing, logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and artificial life, plus the secrets of Enigma

Editor B. Jack Copeland
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [2004]
Publisher Oxford University Press

Alan Turing was one of the most important and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This volume makes his key writings available to a non-specialist readership for the first time. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence life all spring from this ground-breaking work.


Biomolecular electronics : bioelectronics and the electrical control of biological systems and reactions

Author Paolo Facci
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

Biomolecular Electronics – the electrical control of biological phenomena – is a scientific challenge that, once fully realized, will find a wide range of applications from electronics and computing to medicine and therapeutic techniques. This new arena of biomolecular electronics is approached using familiar concepts from many areas such as electrochemistry, device electronics and some mechanisms of gene expression level control. Practical techniques are explored by which electrical and electronic means can be used to control biological reactions and processes. Also, the current and future applications for this new and expanding field are discussed. This book is aimed at scientists and engineers involved in both research and commercial applications across fields including bioelectronics, bionanotechnology, electrochemistry and nanomedicine – providing a state-of-the-art survey of what’s going on at the boundary between biology and electronic technology at the micro- and nano- scales, along with a suggestive insight into future possible developments.

Demystifies the science and applications of electrically-driven biological reactions.
Explains how the techniques of bioelectronics and electrochemistry can be deployed as biological control technologies.
Provides applications information for diverse areas from bio-electrochemistry to electrical control of gene expression levels.


Game programming patterns

Recommending faculty: Dr. Rowel Atienza (CoE 197)

Author Robert Nystrom
Place of Publication San Bernardino, CA
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Genever Benning

The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need.

You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You’ll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.


Fundamentals of music processing : audio, analysis, algorithms, applications

Recommending faculty:Prof. Franz A. De Leon (CoE 197, EE 286)

Author Meinard Müller
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology.

The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform―concepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context. It then discusses―in a mathematically rigorous way―important techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications. Each chapter ends with a section that includes links to the research literature, suggestions for further reading, a list of references, and exercises. The chapters are organized in a modular fashion, thus offering lecturers and readers many ways to choose, rearrange or supplement the material. Accordingly, selected chapters or individual sections can easily be integrated into courses on general multimedia, information science, signal processing, music informatics, or the digital humanities.


Discrete mathematics with applications, 4th Ed.

Author Susanna S. Epp
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication [2011]
Publisher Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

Susanna Epp’s DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, FOURTH EDITION provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof. While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. Overall, Epp’s emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upper-level mathematics courses.


Emerging nanotechnologies for manufacturing, 2nd Ed.

Editors Waqar Ahmed, Mark J. Jackson
Place of Publication Waltham, MA
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher William Andrew/Elsevier

In the second edition of Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing, an unrivalled team of international experts explores existing and emerging nanotechnologies as they transform large-scale manufacturing contexts in key sectors such as medicine, advanced materials, energy, and electronics. From their different perspectives, the contributors explore technologies and techniques as well as applications and how they transform those sectors.

With updated chapters and expanded coverage, the new edition of Emerging Nanotechnologies for Manufacturing reflects the latest developments in nanotechnologies for manufacturing and covers additional nanotechnologies applied in the medical fields, such as drug delivery systems. New chapters on graphene and smart precursors for novel nanomaterials are also added.

This important and in-depth guide will benefit a broad readership, from R&D scientists and engineers to venture capitalists.

Covers nanotechnology for manufacturing techniques and applications across a variety of industries
Explores the latest developments such as nanosuspensions and nanocarriers in drug delivery systems, graphene applications, and usage of smart precursors to develop nanomaterials
Proven reference guide written by leading experts in the field.


Design of experiments for engineers and scientists , 2nd Ed.

Author Jiju Antony
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Elsevier

The tools and techniques used in Design of Experiments (DoE) have been proven successful in meeting the challenge of continuous improvement in many manufacturing organisations over the last two decades. However research has shown that application of this powerful technique in many companies is limited due to a lack of statistical knowledge required for its effective implementation.

Although many books have been written on this subject, they are mainly by statisticians, for statisticians and not appropriate for engineers. Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists overcomes the problem of statistics by taking a unique approach using graphical tools. The same outcomes and conclusions are reached as through using statistical methods and readers will find the concepts in this book both familiar and easy to understand.

This new edition includes a chapter on the role of DoE within Six Sigma methodology and also shows through the use of simple case studies its importance in the service industry. It is essential reading for engineers and scientists from all disciplines tackling all kinds of manufacturing, product and process quality problems and will be an ideal resource for students of this topic.

Written in non-statistical language, the book is an essential and accessible text for scientists and engineers who want to learn how to use DoE
Explains why teaching DoE techniques in the improvement phase of Six Sigma is an important part of problem solving methodology
New edition includes a full chapter on DoE for services as well as case studies illustrating its wider application in the service industry.


Design and analysis of experiments by Douglas Montgomery : a supplement for using JMP

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Rhodette I. Pedrasa (CoE 197, EE 197, ECE 197)

Authors Heath Rushing, Andrew Karl, and James Wisnowski
Place of Publication Cary, North Carolina
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher SAS Institute Inc.

With a growing number of scientists and engineers using JMP software for design of experiments, there is a need for an example-driven book that supports the most widely used textbook on the subject, Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas C. Montgomery. Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP meets this need and demonstrates all of the examples from the Montgomery text using JMP. In addition to scientists and engineers, undergraduate and graduate students will benefit greatly from this book.
While users need to learn the theory, they also need to learn how to implement this theory efficiently on their academic projects and industry problems. In this first book of its kind using JMP software, Rushing, Karl and Wisnowski demonstrate how to design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency, and performance of working systems using JMP.
Topics include JMP software, two-sample t-test, ANOVA, regression, design of experiments, blocking, factorial designs, fractional-factorial designs, central composite designs, Box-Behnken designs, split-plot designs, optimal designs, mixture designs, and 2 k factorial designs. JMP platforms used include Custom Design, Screening Design, Response Surface Design, Mixture Design, Distribution, Fit Y by X, Matched Pairs, Fit Model, and Profiler.
With JMP software, Montgomery’s textbook, and Design and Analysis of Experiments by Douglas Montgomery: A Supplement for Using JMP, users will be able to fit the design to the problem, instead of fitting the problem to the design.
This book is part of the SAS Press program.


Computational analysis of biochemical systems : a practical guide for biochemists and molecular biologists

Author Eberhard O. Voit
Place of Publication Cambridge, UK
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Cambridge University Press

A true understanding of genetic and metabolic function and design is facilitated by mathematical and computational methods for analyzing biochemical systems. This hands-on reference teaches biochemists and molecular biologists the use of modern computational methods for the analysis of complex biomedical systems requiring a modest mathematical background. The book begins with representations of biochemical systems, provides guidelines for setting up models, details mathematical and computational methods of parameter estimation and model analysis, and connects to the modern literature with four detailed case studies. Every step is illustrated with examples and explored with accompanying PLAS software. The volume also features over 250 exercises with about one quarter fully or partially solved.


Assessing and measuring environmental impact and sustainability

Recommending faculty: Prof. Karlo Baladad

Editor Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process?” Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods.

This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability.

Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry
Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment
Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way


Introduction to plasmas and plasma dynamics : with reviews of applications in space propulsion, magnetic fusion and space physics

Authors Thomas M. York, Hai-Bin Tang
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher Academic Press

Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics provides an accessible introduction to the understanding of high temperature, ionized gases necessary to conduct research and develop applications related to plasmas. While standard presentations of introductory material emphasize physics and the theoretical basis of the topics, this text acquaints the reader with the context of the basic information and presents the fundamental knowledge required for advanced work or study.

The book relates theory to relevant devices and mechanisms, presenting a clear outline of analysis and mathematical detail; it highlights the significance of the concepts with reviews of recent applications and trends in plasma engineering, including topics of plasma formation and magnetic fusion, plasma thrusters and space propulsion.

Presents the essential principles of plasma dynamics needed for effective research and development work in plasma applications
Emphasizes physical understanding and supporting theoretical foundation with reference to their utilization in devices, mechanisms and phenomena
Covers a range of applications, including energy conversion, space propulsion, magnetic fusion, and space physics.


Interactive computation : the new paradigm

Recommending faculty: Dr. Henry Adorna

Editors Dina Goldin, Scott A. Smolka, Peter Wegner
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2010]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

The interaction paradigm is a new conceptualization of computational phenomena that emphasizes interaction over algorithms, reflecting the shift in technology from main-frame number-crunching to distributed intelligent networks with graphical user interfaces. The book is arranged in four sections: “Introduction”, comprising three chapters that explore and summarize the fundamentals of interactive computation; “Theory” with six chapters, each discussing a specific aspect of interaction; “Applications,” five chapters showing how this principle is applied in subdisciplines of computer science; and “New Directions,” presenting four multidisciplinary applications. The book challenges traditional Turing machine-based answers to fundamental questions of problem solving and the scope of computation.


High performance polymers, 2nd Ed.

Author Johannes Karl Fink
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication 2014
Publisher William Andrew

Approaching the material from a chemistry and engineering perspective, High Performance Polymers presents the most reliable and current data available about state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication, and application methods of high performance industrial polymers.

Chapters are arranged according to the chemical constitution of the individual classes, beginning with main chain carbon-carbon polymers and leading to ether-containing, sulfur-containing, and so on. Each chapter follows an easily readable template, provides a brief overview and history of the polymer, and continues on to such sub-topics as monomers; polymerization and fabrication; properties; fabrication methods; special additives; applications; suppliers and commercial grades; safety; and environmental impact and recycling.

High Performance Polymers brings a wealth of up-to-date, high performance polymer data to you library, in a format that allows for either a fast fact-check or more detailed study. In this new edition the data has been fully updated to reflect all developments since 2008, particularly in the topics of monomers, synthesis of polymers, special polymer types, and fields of application.

Presents the state-of-the-art polymerization, fabrication and application methods of high performance industrial polymers
Provides fundamental information for practicing engineers working in industries that develop advanced applications (including electronics, automotive and medical)
Discusses environmental impact and recycling of polymers


Handbook of thermoplastic elastomers, 2nd Ed.

Author Jiri George Drobny
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher William Andrew

Handbook of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Second Edition presents a comprehensive working knowledge of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), providing an essential introduction for those learning the basics, but also detailed engineering data and best practice guidance for those already involved in polymerization, processing, and part manufacture.

TPEs use short, cost-effective production cycles, with reduced energy consumption compared to other polymers, and are used in a range of industries including automotive, medical, construction and many more. This handbook provides all the practical information engineers need to successfully utilize this material group in their products, as well as the required knowledge to thoroughly ground themselves in the fundamental chemistry of TPEs. The data tables included in this book assist engineers and scientists in both selecting and processing the materials for a given product or application.

In the second edition of this handbook, all chapters have been reviewed and updated. New polymers and applications have been added ― particularly in the growing automotive and medical fields ― and changes in chemistry and processing technology are covered.

Provides essential knowledge of the chemistry, processing, properties, and applications for both new and established technical professionals in any industry utilizing TPEs
Datasheets provide “at-a-glance” processing and technical information for a wide range of commercial TPEs and compounds, saving readers the need to contact suppliers
Includes data on additional materials and applications, particularly in automotive and medical industries

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