Check this out : New books for July 2009 (Part III)

NEW_REFERENCE BOOK

The mastering engineer’s handbook : the audio mastering handbook

Author Bobby Owsinski
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson Course Technology PTR

The mastering engineer's handbook : the audio mastering handbook

Now, everything you always wanted to know about the art of music mastering is available in one book! Peek into a top-flight mastering house and see the tools of the trade, explore the secrets of making hot masters, and learn rules for frequency balancing and dither. Learn how CDs work and how they re made, and relive mastering history with a separate chapter about mastering for vinyl and how records are pressed. This book extensively covers stereo mastering and also looks into the future with an expansive section on surround mastering and multi-channel delivery. This updated edition of the best seller, also includes new sections on mastering for television and film, prepping your mix prior to mastering, and mastering in consumer applications like Apple s Garageband.

NEW RESERVE BOOK

Computer organization and design : the hardware/software interface, 4th ed.

Author David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy.
Place of Publication Burlington, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

Computer organization and design : the hardware/software interface

The classic textbook for computer systems analysis and design, “Computer Organization and Design”, has been thoroughly updated to provide a new focus on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today: the switch from uniprocessor to multicore microprocessors. This new emphasis on parallelism is supported by updates reflecting the newest technologies with examples highlighting the latest processor designs, benchmarking standards, languages and tools. As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. Along with its increased coverage of parallelism, this new edition offers new content on Flash memory and virtual machines as well as a new and important appendix written by industry experts covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU (graphics processing unit), the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing. There is a new exercise paradigm that allows instructors to reconfigure the 600 exercises included in the book to easily generate new exercises and solutions of their own.There is a CD that provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them as well as additional problems and solutions, and references.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Adaptive filters

Author Ali H. Sayed
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

Adaptive filters

Adaptive filtering is a topic of immense practical and theoretical value, having applications in areas ranging from digital and wireless communications to biomedical systems. This book enables readers to gain a gradual and solid introduction to the subject, its applications to a variety of topical problems, existing limitations, and extensions of current theories. The book consists of eleven parts each part containing a series of focused lectures and ending with bibliographic comments, problems, and computer projects with MATLAB solutions.

C programming for the absolute beginner, 2nd ed.

Author Michael Vine
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thompson Course Technology

C programming for the absolute beginner

If you are new to programming with C and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical C programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real world scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish this book you will be able to apply the basic principles you’ve learned to the next programming language you tackle. This new edition of the classic text references the most recent, free C compiler and suite of editors offered by CYGWIN. It also includes updated coverage of error handling, binary I/O, random number generation, getting help with compile errors, structures, and much more!

The computer game design course : principles, practices and techniques for the aspiring game designer

Author Jim Thompson, Barnaby Berbank-Green, Nic Cusworth.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thames & Hudson

The computer game design course : principles, practices and techniques for the aspiring game designer

This structured course book will introduce readers into the exhilarating world of game design. Richly illustrated with screengrabs and artwork, step-by-step tutorials present all aspects of designing and developing dynamic computer games. Including practical exercises and assignments, information on the major software programs and game engines that will render ideas a (virtual) reality, and advice on going pro, this book offers a unique portal to the gaming industry.

Schaum’s outline of principles of computer science

Author Carl Reynolds, Paul Tymann
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Schaum's outline of principles of computer science

Learn the essentials of computer science. “Schaum’s Outline of Principles of Computer Science” provides a concise overview of the theoretical foundation of computer science. It also includes focused review of object-oriented programming using Java.

Power quality in power systems and electrical machines

Author Ewald F. Fuchs, Mohammad A.S. Masoum
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Academic Press / Elsevier

Power quality in power systems and electrical machines

‘Power Quality’ of power systems affects all connected electrical and electronic equipment. ‘Power Quality’ is a measure of deviations in voltage and frequency of the particular supply system. In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in nonlinear loads; in particular distributed loads, such as computers, TV monitors and lighting. These draw harmonic currents which, when distorted, have detrimental effects including interference, loss of reliability, increased operating costs, equipment overheating, motor failures, capacitor failure and inaccurate power metering. This subject is pertinent to engineers involved with electric power systems, electronic equipment, computers and manufacturing equipment. This book shows readers to understand the causes and effects of power quality problems such as non-sinusoidal wave shapes, voltage outages, losses due to poor power quality, origins of single-time events such as voltage dips, voltage reductions, and outages, along with techniques to mitigate these problems. It provides theoretical and practical insight into power quality problems of machines and systems.It offers problems/solutions at the end of each chapter dealing with practical applications and features application examples including: SPICE, Mathematica, and MATLAB examples.

Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform

Author Andrew Troelsen
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform

Whether you re moving to .NET for the first time, or you re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform will provide you with a solid grounding in this new technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career: * Explore five new chapters of content including the grammar of the common intermediate language (CIL), .NET generics, and object serialization services. * Discover all the new .NET 3.5 features nullable types, delegate covariance, ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, the new Windows Forms Strip controls, and much more. * Get a professional foothold targeted to appeal to experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so don t expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!). * Gain a rock solid foundation in programming using Visual Basic. * Get comfortable with all the core aspects of the .NET platform including assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, and much more.Once you ve digested the information contained in the 25 chapters of this 1000+ page book, you ll be ready to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments and well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own.

Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 : from novice to professional

Author Matthew MacDonald
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Apress

Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 : from novice to professional

.NET 3.5 is the latest version of Microsoft s .NET framework, completely replacing the current .NET 3.0 version. The new version of ASP.NET tentatively called ASP.NET 3.5 will include a number of major changes from the current version. The most important of these are that it will be integrated with the new Visual Studio Orcas development environment, will have the ASP.NET AJAX (previously called Atlas) JavaScript system built-in and will be able to work with the LINQ data-access framework. This book will follow the proven pattern of its previous .NET 2.0 edition, teaching novice users how to use ASP.NET by gradually building their knowledge of the technology up in a pyramidal fashion chapter by chapter. Comprehensively revised for both ASP.NET 3.5 and the new C# 3.0 language this book presents the easiest path to ASP.NET 3.5 mastery.

Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform, 4th ed.

Author Andrew Troelsen
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform

.NET 3.5 is Microsoft s largest development software launch since .NET 2.0. A new version of Visual Studio Visual Studio Orcas is being created for the new Framework together with new versions of both the C# and Visual Basic languages. This book deals with this new C# language. The book provides developers with a complete treatise on the new technology- explaining the importance of all the new features (lambda expressions, LINQ, ASP.NET AJAX, WPF everywhere).and how they integrate into the framework of the previous .NET versions. It is a comprehensively revised and updated version of author s award winning previous titles.

Computer science and computing : a guide to the literature

Author Michael Knee
Place of Publication Westport, Conn.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Libraries Unlimited

Computer science and computing : a guide to the literature

A selective guide to the major resources and tools central to the computer industry. As computers have infiltrated virtually every facet of our lives, so has computer science influenced nearly every academic subject in science, engineering, medicine, social science, the arts and humanities. Michael Knee offers a selective guide to the major resources and tools central to the computer industry: teaching institutions, research institutes and laboratories, manufacturers, standardisation organisations, professional associations and societies, and publishers. He begins with a discussion of the three subject classification systems most commonly used to describe, index, and manage computer science information: the Association for Computing Machinery, Inspec, and the Library of Congress. An annotated bibliography of over 500 items follows, grouped by material type, and featuring a mix of classic works and current sources.

Industrial power systems

Author Shoaib Khan
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

Industrial power systems

Based on the author’s forty years of hands-on experience in many industries, “Industrial Power Systems” provides the practicing engineer with modern, wide-ranging, and practical information, from the planning and design of electrical supply to electrical installations for industrial power systems. Using materials from IEEE courses developed for practicing engineers (under the banner of the IEEE Montreal Section), this comprehensive book provides a wealth of practical experience in a readable tone.The text covers the salient engineering features and design procedures, including power system studies, grounding, instrument transformers, medium voltage meters, and many more topics. Chapters are easy to use and sufficiently detailed to address plant design engineering problems. An exhaustive list of standards and technical papers accompanies the discussion for further study. Long overdue, “Industrial Power Systems” is a must-have for anyone involved in power engineering, including students, instructors, engineers, and senior management involved in the design and maintenance of power distribution systems.

Computer science : a structured programming approach using C, 3rd ed.

Author Behrouz A. Forouzan, Richard F. Gilberg.
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Computer science : a structured programming approach using C

Based on the tenet that good habits are formed early, authors Behrouz Forouzan and Richard Gilberg emphasize the principles of structured programming and software engineering. Every complete program uses a consistent style. As programs are analyzed, styles and standards are further explained. Whenever possible, the authors develop the principle of a subject before they introduce the language implementation so the student understands the concept before dealing with the nuances of C++. Also, the vast array of figures and tables connects visually with students. By integrating software engineering principles and encouraging the student to resist the temptation to immediately code, the text builds a solid foundation in problem solving.

Generating software from specifications

Author Uwe Kastens, Anthony M. Sloane, William M. Waite
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Generating software from specifications

“Generating Software From Specifications discusses how to leverage existing generation technology to achieve software reuse and thereby reduce the cost and improve the reliability of software. The authors approach can be applied incrementally, without disrupting current projects or requiring changes in existing programs or methodology. Robust, public-domain tools are available to support these component-based software development techniques on a number of levels, from simple turn key operations to custom software generation.

MATLAB programming for engineers, 4th ed.

Author Stephan J. Chapman
Place of Publication Toronto, Ontario
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson

MATLAB programming for engineers

This text is an introduction to MATLAB as a technical programming language. It is written to teach students how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented MATLAB programs. Stephen Chapman emphasizes top-down programming methodology and encourages students to think about the proper design of a program before beginning to code. The book is carefully structured to provide the students with programming practice boxes that highlight good programming practices, boxes that detail common pitfalls in MATLAB programming, as well as numerous programming exercises and examples. The book is design to emphasize how to take advantage of MATLAB’s unique functionality and write reliable MATLAB programs. Students are taught how to use MATLAB as a programming language and how to locate any desired function with MATLAB’s extensive on-line help facilities.

Design recipes for FPGAs

Author Peter R. Wilson
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston London
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Newnes

Design recipes for FPGAs

This book provides a rich toolbox of design techniques and templates to solve practical, every-day problems using FPGAs. Using a modular structure, the book gives easy-to-find design techniques and templates at all levels, together with functional code, which engineers can easily match and apply to their application. The easy-to-find structure begins with a design application to demonstrate the key building blocks of FPGA design and how to connect them, enabling the experienced FPGA designer to quickly select the right design for their application, while providing the less experienced a road map to solving their specific design problem. Written in an informal and easy-to-grasp style, this invaluable resource goes beyond the principles of FPGA s and hardware description languages to actually demonstrate how specific designs can be synthesized, simulated and downloaded onto an FPGA.In addition, the book provides advanced techniques to create real world designs that fit the device required and which are fast and reliable to implement. An accompanying CD-ROM contains code, test benches and simulation command files for ModelSim.This book will be an indispensable, well-thumbed resource for FPGA designers of all levels of experience. It serves as a rich toolbox of practical FGPA design techniques at an engineer’s finger tips. Its easy-to-find structure allows the engineer to quickly locate the information to solve their FGPA design problem, and obtain the level of detail and understanding needed. It also includes a CDROM containing code, test benches and simulation files for ModelSim.

Changing software development : learning to be agile

Author Allan Kelly
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley

Design recipes for FPGAs

“Changing Software Development” explains why software development is an exercise in change management and organizational intelligence. An underlying belief is that change is learning and learning creates knowledge. By blending the theory of knowledge management, developers and managers will gain the tools to enhance learning and change to accommodate new innovative approaches such as agile and lean computing. “Changing Software Development” is peppered with practical advice and case studies to explain how and why knowledge, learning and change are important in the development process. Today, managers are pre-occupied with knowledge management, organization learning and change management; while software developers are often ignorant of the bigger issues embedded in their work. This innovative book bridges this divide by linking the software world of technology and processes to the business world of knowledge, learning and change

Electric power distribution, automation, protection, and control

Author James A. Momoh
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC Press

Electric power distribution, automation, protection, and control

“New methods for automation and intelligent systems applications, new trends in telecommunications, and a recent focus on renewable energy are reshaping the educational landscape of today’s power engineer. Providing a modern and practical vehicle to help students navigate this dynamic terrain, “Electric Power Distribution, Automation, Protection, and Control” infuses new directions in computation, automation, and control into classical topics in electric power distribution. Ideal for a one-semester course for senior undergraduates or first-year graduate students, this text works systematically through basic distribution principles, renewable energy sources, computational tools and techniques, reliability, maintenance, distribution automation, and telecommunications.Numerous examples, problems, and case studies offer practical insight into the concepts and help build a working knowledge of protection schemes, fault analysis and synthesis, reliability analysis, intelligent automation systems, distribution management systems, and distribution system communications.The author details different renewable energy sources and teaches students how to evaluate them in terms of size, cost, and performance. Guided firmly by the author’s wealth of industrial and academic experience, your students will learn the tools and techniques used to design, build, and operate future generations of distribution systems with unparalleled efficiency, robustness, and sustainability.

A practical approach to signals and systems

Author D. Sundararajan
Place of Publication Singapore Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher John Wiley & Sons (Asia)

A practical approach to signals and systems

“This title concisely covers all the important concepts in an easy-to-understand way. Gaining a strong sense of signals and systems fundamentals is key for general proficiency in any electronic engineering discipline, and critical for specialists in signal processing, communication, and control. At the same time, there is a pressing need to gain mastery of these concepts quickly, and in a manner that will be immediately applicable in the real word. Simultaneous study of both continuous and discrete signals and systems presents a much easy path to understanding signals and systems analysis.In “A Practical Approach to Signals and Systems”, Sundararajan details the discrete version first followed by the corresponding continuous version for each topic, as discrete signals and systems are more often used in practice and their concepts are relatively easier to understand. In addition to examples of typical applications of analysis methods, the author gives comprehensive coverage of transform methods, emphasizing practical methods of analysis and physical interpretations of concepts.This book gives equal emphasis to theory and practice. It presents methods that can be immediately applied.It offers complete treatment of transform methods. It provides expanded coverage of Fourier analysis. It is self-contained: starts from the basics and discusses applications. Visual aids and examples make the subject easier to understand. It offers end-of-chapter exercises, with an extensive solutions manual for instructors. It provides MATLAB software for readers to download and practice on their own. It features presentation slides with book figures and slides with lecture notes.”A Practical Approach to Signals and Systems” is an excellent resource for the electrical engineering student or professional to quickly gain an understanding of signal analysis concepts – concepts which all electrical engineers will eventually encounter no matter what their specialization. For aspiring engineers in signal processing, communication, and control, the topics presented will form a sound foundation to their future study, while allowing them to quickly move on to more advanced topics in the area.Scientists in chemical, mechanical, and biomedical areas will also benefit from this book, as increasing overlap with electrical engineering solutions and applications will require a working understanding of signals. Compact and self contained, “A Practical Approach to Signals and Systems” be used for courses or self-study, or as a reference book. hide

Bluetooth application programming with the Java APIs

Author Timothy J. Thompson, Paul J. Kline, C. Bala Kumar
Place of Publication Amsterdam Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Bluetooth application programming with the Java APIs

“Adoption of Bluetooth wireless technology has become ubiquitous in the last few years. One of the biggest steps forward is the standardization of Java APIs for Bluetooth wireless technology (JABWT). The latest updates to this standard is explained in detail in this book. The JABWT standard, defined by the JSR-82 Java Specification Request, supports rapid development of Bluetooth applications that are portable, secure, and highly-usable. Wireless device manufacturers have responded overwhelmingly to the JABWT specification by implementing JABWT applications in mobile phones and other personal wireless communications products. “Bluetooth Application Programming Essentials: Programming with the Java APIs” explains in detail how to write Bluetooth applications using the Java APIs to exploit the power of both technologies. Written by the specification lead for JSR-82 and two other key participants in developing the standards of JABWT, this book provides the authoritative explanations and concrete examples needed to get started right away.This book provides embedded Java developers with to-the-point information on the APIs in the specification with detailed programmatic examples of the APIs in use. A new chapter on the Push Registry definition (a new feature in the 1.1 version of JSR-82) has been added. Finally, the new Essentials version of the book will update the remaining chapters to reflect changes in the latest Bluetooth spec (2.1) and the industry as a whole. As a bonus, this edition of the book offers over 200 pages of added content on the website. This ‘bonus material’ includes complete source code from examples in the book, the javex.bluetooth code package, the java.obex code package, an enhanced set of ‘Example Applications’, and a tutorial on ‘Implementing JABWT on a Device.’ These code-heavy sections are actually more effective in electonic format where the application can be easily downloaded. By focusing only on the essentials, this concise resource enables software and hardware vendors to quickly develop Bluetooth applications for mobile devices in an increasingly competitive market.The updated material examines crucial programming areas (including RFCOMM, OBEX, device discovery, service discovery, and L2CAP), which allows developers to not only successfully design, but master and build Java APIs for Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This book includes a new and valuable chapter that delineates the pivotal Push Registry feature – a recent development that will help programmers avoid the common problem of connection collision. By providing real-world issues and problems involved in implementing the Java APIs specification, the book allows developers to identify with the text and encourages repeated reference.

FPGA prototyping by VHDL examples : Xilinx Spartan-3 version

Author Pong P. Chu
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

FPGA prototyping by VHDL examples : Xilinx Spartan-3 version

“This book uses a ‘learn by doing’ approach to introduce the concepts and techniques of VHDL and FPGA to designers through a series of hands-on experiments. “FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples” provides a collection of clear, easy-to-follow templates for quick code development; a large number of practical examples to illustrate and reinforce the concepts and design techniques; realistic projects that can be implemented and tested on a Xilinx prototyping board; and, a thorough exploration of the Xilinx PicoBlaze soft-core microcontroller.

Electronic and optoelectronic properties of semiconductor structures

Author Jasprit Singh
Place of Publication Cambridge New York
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Electronic and optoelectronic properties of semiconductor structures

“A graduate textbook presenting the underlying physics behind devices that drive today’s technologies. The book covers important details of structural properties, bandstructure, transport, optical and magnetic properties of semiconductor structures. Effects of low-dimensional physics and strain – two important driving forces in modern device technology – are also discussed. In addition to conventional semiconductor physics the book discusses self-assembled structures, mesoscopic structures and the developing field of spintronics. The book utilizes carefully chosen solved examples to convey important concepts and has over 250 figures and 200 homework exercises. Real-world applications are highlighted throughout the book, stressing the links between physical principles and actual devices. Electronic and Optoelectronic Properties of Semiconductor Structures provides engineering and physics students and practitioners with complete and coherent coverage of key modern semiconductor concepts. A solutions manual and set of viewgraphs for use in lectures are available for instructors, from solutions@cambridge.org.

Learning OpenCV : computer vision with the OpenCV library

Author Gary Bradski and Adrian Kaehler
Place of Publication Sebastopol, Calif.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher O’Reilly

Electronic and optoelectronic properties of semiconductor structures

“”Learning OpenCV” puts you right in the middle of the rapidly expanding field of computer vision. Written by the creators of “OpenCV”, the widely used free open-source library, this book introduces you to computer vision and demonstrates how you can quickly build applications that enable computers to “see” and make decisions based on the data. Computer vision is everywhere – in security systems, manufacturing inspection systems, medical image analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and more. It helps robot cars drive by themselves, stitches Google maps and Google Earth together, checks the pixels on your laptop’s LCD screen, and makes sure the stitches in your shirt are OK. OpenCV provides an easy-to-use computer vision infrastructure along with a comprehensive library containing more than 500 functions that can run vision code in real time.With “Learning OpenCV”, any developer or hobbyist can get up and running with the framework quickly, whether it’s to build simple or sophisticated vision applications.The book includes: a thorough introduction to OpenCV; getting input from cameras; transforming images; shape matching; pattern recognition, including face detection; segmenting images; tracking and motion in 2 and 3 dimensions; and, machine learning algorithms. Hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter help you absorb the concepts, and an appendix explains how to set up an OpenCV project in Visual Studio. OpenCV is written in performance optimized C/C++ code, runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, and is free for commercial and research use under a BSD license. Getting machines to see is a challenging but entertaining goal. If you’re intrigued by the possibilities, “Learning OpenCV” gets you started on building computer vision applications of your own

ANSI Common Lisp

Author Paul Graham
Place of Publication Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Date of Publication c1996
Publisher Prentice Hall

ANSI Common Lisp

“For use as a core text supplement in any course covering common LISP such as Artificial Intelligence or Concepts of Programming Languages. Teaching students new and more powerful ways of thinking about programs, this text contains a tutorial–full of examples–that explains all the essential concepts of Lisp programming, plus an up- to-date summary of ANSI Common Lisp, listing every operator in the language. Informative and fun, it gives students everything they need to start writing programs in Lisp both efficiently and effectively, and highlights such innovative Lisp features as automatic memory management, manifest typing, closures, and more.

Refrigeration and air-conditioning, 4th ed.

Author G.F. Hundy, A.R. Trott, T.C. Welch
Place of Publication Amsterdam London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Refrigeration and air-conditioning

“Now in its fourth edition, this respected text delivers a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of refrigeration. Clear and straightforward, it is designed for students (NVQ/vocational level) and professional HVAC engineers, including those on short or CPD courses. Inexperienced readers are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. With its concise style yet broad sweep the book covers most of the applications professionals will encounter, enabling them to understand, specify, commission, use and maintain these systems. Many readers will appreciate the clarity with which the book covers the subject without swamping them with detailed technical or product specific information. New material in this edition includes the latest developments in refrigerants and lubricants, together with updated information on compressors, heat exchangers, liquid chillers, electronic expansion valves, controls and cold storage. Topics also covered include efficiency, environmental impact, split systems, retail refrigeration (supermarket systems and cold rooms), industrial systems, fans, air infiltration and noise.Author information – Guy Hundy studied Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University, UK. He started his career in the refrigeration industry with J & E Hall Ltd, Dartford. In 1985, he joined Copeland Europe and in 1998 he was appointed Director, Application Engineering, Copeland Europe. He has authored and co-authored papers and articles on compressors, applications and refrigerant changeover topics. Guy Hundy is a Chartered Engineer and works as a Technical Consultant. He is past President of the Institute of Refrigeration. The book covers principles, methods and application of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps in a concise volume, without the encumbrance of handbook information found in other volumes. Ideal for students, and professionals in other disciplines, not too theoretical but with sufficient depth to give an understanding of the issues, this book takes the reader from the fundamentals, through to system design, applications, contract specifications and maintenance. It features full revision by Guy Hundy with new diagrams and illustrations.

Applied signal processing : concepts, circuits, and systems

Author Nadder Hamdy
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press/Taylor & Francis

Applied signal processing : concepts, circuits, and systems

“Providing a unified treatment of these related fields, “Applied Signal Processing” introduces underlying principles, basic concepts, designs, and implementation of signal processing techniques and systems. This book discusses basic analog and digital processing operations and filters, presenting a detailed description of interfacing devices between the analog and digital domains. The text also covers multi-rate signal processing applications, discrete-time transforms, and digital signal processing hardware. With illustrative examples, it also includes practical applications to fields such as forensics, biomedicine, remote sensing, active noise control, and pattern recognition.

Paradigms of artificial intelligence programming : case studies in Common Lisp

Author Peter Norvig
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Date of Publication c1992
Publisher Morgan Kaufman Publishers

Paradigms of artificial intelligence programming : case studies in Common Lisp

“Paradigms of AI Programming is the first text to teach advanced Common Lisp techniques in the context of building major AI systems. By reconstructing authentic, complex AI programs using state-of-the-art Common Lisp, the book teaches students and professionals how to build and debug robust practical programs, while demonstrating superior programming style and important AI concepts. The author strongly emphasizes the practical performance issues involved in writing real working programs of significant size. Chapters on troubleshooting and efficiency are included, along with a discussion of the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and a description of the main CLOS functions. This volume is an excellent text for a course on AI programming, a useful supplement for general AI courses and an indispensable reference for the professional programmer.

Professional C# 2008

Author Christian Nagel … [et al.]
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley Pub.

Professional C# 2008

“Professional C# 2008″ starts by reviewing the overall architecture of .NET in Chapter 1 in order to give you the background you need to be able to write managed code. After that the book is divided into a number of sections that cover both the C# language and its application in a variety of areas. Part I: The C# Language gives a good grounding in the C# language itself. This section doesn’t presume knowledge of any particular language, although it does assume you are an experienced programmer. You start by looking at C#’s basic syntax and data types, and then explore the object-oriented features of C# before moving on to look at more advanced C# programming topics. Part II: Visual Studio looks at the main IDE utilized by C# developers world-wide: Visual Studio 2005. The two chapters in this section look at the best way to use the tool to build applications based upon either the .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0. In addition to this, this section also focuses on the deployment of your projects. Part III: Base Class Libraries looks at the principles of programming in the .NET environment.In particular, you look at security, threading localization, transactions, how to build Windows services, and how to generate your own libraries as assemblies. Part IV: Data looks at accessing databases with ADO.NET and LINQ, and at interacting with directories and files. This part also extensively covers support in .NET for XML and on the Windows operating system side, and the .NET features of SQL Server 2008. Within the large space of LINQ, particular focus is put on LINQ to SQL and LINQ to XML. Part V: Presentation focuses on building classic Windows applications, which are called Windows Forms in .NET. Windows Forms are the thick-client version of applications, and using .NET to build these types of applications is a quick and easy way of accomplishing this task. In addition to looking at Windows Forms, you take a look at GDI+, which is the technology you will use for building applications that include advanced graphics. This section also covers writing components that will run on Web sites, serving up Web pages. This covers the tremendous number of new features that ASP.NET 3.5 provides.Finally, this section also shows how to build applications based upon the Windows Presentation Foundation and VSTO. Part VI: Communication covers Web services for platform-independent communication, .NET Remoting for communication between .NET clients and servers, Enterprise Services for the services in the background, and DCOM communication. With Message Queuing asynchronous, disconnected communication is shown. This section also looks at utilizing the Windows Communication Foundation and the Windows Workflow Foundation. Part VII: Appendices (Online): this section includes three appendices focused on how to build applications that take into account the new features and barriers found in Windows Vista. Also, this section looks at the upcoming ADO.NET Entities technology and how to use this new technology in your C# applications. You can find these three appendices online at the website.

Absolute Java, 3rd ed.

Author Walter Savitch
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Pearson Addison/Wesley

Absolute Java

“Best-selling author Walt Savitch offers students a comprehensive introduction of the java programming language. The hallmark feature of his accessible writing style is predominate in this text, along with the needed tools and java topics for novice and experienced programmers to master the java language. In this second edition he takes full advantage of the new java 5.0 features and incorporates the new Scanner class, automatic boxing and unboxing, System.out.pintf for formatting output and enhanced for loop. There is comprehensive coverage of generic types, including how to define classes with type parameters, collection classes done as generic classes, and linked lists done with type parameters. Pedagogical features are integrated throughout including: pitfalls, programming tips, and self-test exercises and answers. This book is appropriate for introductory courses covering Java and intermediate programming courses introducing Java to students familiar with another language.

Verification of systems and circuits using LOTOS, Petri Nets, and CCS

Author Michael Yoeli and Rakefet Kol
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

Verification of systems and circuits using LOTOS, Petri Nets, and CCS

“This practical book provides a step-by-step, interactive introduction to formal verification of systems and circuits. It presents theoretical background and introduces the application of three powerful verification toolsets such as: LOTOS-based CADP, Petri nets based PETRIFY, and CCS-based CWB. The book covers verification of modular asynchronous circuits, alternating-bit protocols, arbiters, pipeline controllers, up-down counters, and phase converters, as well as many other verification examples.

Computer forensics : evidence collection and management

Author Robert C. Newman
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Computer forensics : evidence collection and management

“”Computer Forensics: Evidence Collection and Management” examines cyber-crime, E-commerce, and Internet activities that could be used to exploit the Internet, computers, and electronic devices. The book focuses on the numerous vulnerabilities and threats that are inherent on the Internet and networking environments and presents techniques and suggestions for corporate security personnel, investigators, and forensic examiners to successfully identify, retrieve, and protect valuable forensic evidence for litigation and prosecution.The book is divided into two major parts for easy reference. The first part explores various crimes, laws, policies, forensic tools, and the information needed to understand the underlying concepts of computer forensic investigations. The second part presents information relating to crime scene investigations and management, disk and file structure, laboratory construction and functions, and legal testimony. Separate chapters focus on investigations involving computer systems, e-mail, and wireless devices.Presenting information patterned after technical, legal, and managerial classes held by computer forensic professionals from Cyber Crime Summits held at Kennesaw State University in 2005 and 2006, this book is an invaluable resource for those who want to be both efficient and effective when conducting an investigation.

Principles of mobile computing and communications

Author Mazliza Othman
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Principles of mobile computing and communications

“Mobile computing technology has come a long way in recent years-providing anytime, anywhere communication and access to information. Bringing students up to date on important technological and industry developments, “Principles of Mobile Computing and Communications” examines mobile networks and relevant standards, highlighting issues unique to the mobile computing environment and exploring the differences between conventional and mobile applications.Going beyond discussions on wireless network infrastructure and how to develop enterprise mobile applications, this textbook considers pervasive computing and smart environments, the complexity of designing and developing such applications, and how issues are dependent on the context of the applications. Following an overview of what mobile computing has to offer and how its applications affect both our professional and personal lives, it focuses on the technologies and the infrastructure of all mobile and wireless networks, cellular networks, WLANs, WPANs, and sensor and mobile ad hoc networks.The textbook then discusses the Mobile IP, adaptive behavior, power management, resource constraints, interface design, seamless mobility support, and locating sensing techniques and systems. It also discusses important security issues that concern all users regardless of applications employed.

The Wiley guide to project technology, supply chain & procurement management

Author edited by Peter W.G. Morris and Jeffery K. Pinto.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The Wiley guide to project technology, supply chain & procurement management

“A complete guide to managing technical issues and procuring third-party resources “The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects” address critical, need-to-know information that will help professionals successfully manage projects in most businesses and help students learn the best practices of the industry. They contain not only well-known and widely used basic project management practices but also the newest and most cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practice of managing projects.This fourth volume in the series offers expert guidance on the supply chain and delivery cycle of the project, as well as the technology management issues that are involved such as modeling, design, and verification. Technology within the context of the management of projects involves not so much actually doing the “technical” elements of the project as managing the processes and practices by which projects are transformed from concepts into actual entities-and doing this effectively within the time, cost, strategic, and other constraints on the project.The contributors to this volume, among the most recognized international leaders in the field, guide you through the key life-cycle issues that define the project, ensure its viability, manage requirements, and track changes-highlighting the key steps along the way in transforming and realizing the technical definition of the project.You can complete your understanding of project management with these other books in “The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects” series: “The Wiley Guide to Project Control”, “The Wiley Guide to Project, Program & Portfolio Management”, and “The Wiley Guide to Project Organization & Project Management Competencies”.

Power system engineering : planning, design, and operation of power systems and equipment

Author Juergen Schlabbach and Karl-Heinz Rofalski.
Place of Publication Weinheim
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-VCH

Power system engineering : planning, design, and operation of power systems and equipment

“Describing in detail how electrical power systems are planned and designed, this monograph illustrates the required structures of systems, substations and equipment using international standards and latest computer methods. This book discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the different arrangements within switchyards and of the topologies of the power systems, describing methods to determine the main design parameters of cables, overhead lines, and transformers needed to realize the supply task, as well as the influence of environmental conditions on the design and the permissible loading of the equipment. Additionally, general requirements for protection schemes and the main schemes related to the various protection tasks are given. With its focus on the requirements and procedures of tendering and project contracting, this book enables the reader to adapt the basics of power systems and equipment design to special tasks and engineering projects.

Robot programmer’s bonanza

Author John Blankenship, Samuel Mishal
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Robot programmer's bonanza

“This title is perfect for the new breed of hobbyist who doesn’t want to build from scratch. The first book on the market for the “new” robot enthusiast, this groundbreaking guide teaches you a new simulation language that controls sophisticated robotic actions..

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