New Acquisitions : July 2009 (Part IV)

NEW_REFERENCE BOOKS

Handbook of research in mobile business : technical, methodological, and social perspectives, 2nd ed.

Author Bhuvan Unhelkar [editor]
Place of Publication Hershey, PA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Information Science Reference

Handbook of research in mobile business : technical, methodological, and social perspectives

The current technological and commercial landscape points to an expanding role for the rapidly evolving innovations in mobile technology in shaping current forms of business and transactions and driving the development of new models.”The Handbook of Research in Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological and Social Perspectives, Second Edition” collects the latest research advances in the rapidly evolving field of mobile business to provide researchers, educators, and practitioners with the leading reference source on the subject. Combining authoritative articles in this reference compilation, the “Handbook of Research on Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological and Social Perspectives, Second Edition” is an essential addition to academic, research, and professional library collections across the globe.

American electricians’ handbook, 15th ed.

Author Terrell Croft, Wilford I. Summers, Frederic Hartwell [editors]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

American electricians' handbook

This book is an updated edition of an industry classic. The favored handbook of nearly everyone in the field, “American Electricians’ Handbook” has been revised and updated to include the latest codes, standards, techniques, processes, and equipment. This industry staple, which has been in publication for 85 straight years, is filled with practical advice and facts for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. With new information and artwork throughout, “American Electricians’ Handbook” uses plain language and diagrams to cover such subjects as: solar power and photovoltaics; adjustable speed drives and variable speed drive programming; continuous load calculations; and induction lighting. “American Electricians’ Handbook” is the only book available that focuses on systems and equipment rather than codes and calculations.

The engineering handbook of smart technology for aging, disability, and independence

Author edited by Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal, Mounir Mokhtari, Bessam Abdulrazak.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

The engineering handbook of smart technology for aging, disability, and independence

This book presents an advanced look at smart technology to promote the independence of the elderly and disabled. Ongoing research and advancements in technology are essential for the continuing independence of elderly and disabled persons. “The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence” provides a thorough analysis of these technologies and the needs of the elderly and disabled, including a breakdown of demographics, government spending, growth rate, and much more.Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her respective field, and gives readers unparalleled insight into the research and developments in a multitude of important areas, including: user-need analysis, classifications, and policies; assistive devices and systems for people with motor disabilities; assistive devices and systems for people with visual and hearing impairments; human-machine interaction and virtual reality; assistive robotics; technology for user mobility and object manipulation; smart homes as assistant environments; and, a discussion of emerging standards and guidelines to build accessible devices, tools, and environments.This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and professionals in computer science, rehabilitation science, and clinical engineering. It also serves as a valuable textbook for graduate students in the aforementioned fields.

NEW RESERVE BOOKS

Software engineering : a practitioner’s approach, 7th ed.

Author Roger S. Pressman
Place of Publication McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Boston

Software engineering : a practitioner's approach

For almost three decades, Roger Pressman’s “Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach” has been the world’s leading textbook in software engineering. The new seventh edition represents a major restructuring and update of previous editions, solidifying the book’s position as the most comprehensive guide to this important subject. The seventh edition of “Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach” has been designed to consolidate and restructure the content introduced over the past two editions of the book. The chapter structure will return to a more linear presentation of software engineering topics with a direct emphasis on the major activities that are part of a generic software process. Content of this book will focus on widely used software engineering methods and will de-emphasize or completely eliminate discussion of secondary methods, tools and techniques. The intent is to provide a more targeted, prescriptive, and focused approach, while attempting to maintain SEPA’s reputation as a comprehensive guide to software engineering. The book will be organized in five parts – Process, Modeling, Quality Management, Project Management, and Advanced Topics.The chapter count will remain at 32, unchanged from the sixth edition. However, eight new chapters have been developed and another six chapters have undergone major or moderate revisions. The remaining chapters have undergone minor edits/updates.

Computer security, 2nd ed.

Author Dieter Gollmann
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Wiley

Computer security

This is a brand new edition of the best-selling computer security book. Written for self-study and course use, this book will suit a variety of introductory and more advanced security programmes for students of computer science, engineering and related disciplines. Technical and project managers will also find that the broad coverage offers a great starting point for discovering underlying issues and provides a means of orientation in a world populated by a bewildering array of competing security systems. * Comprehensive reference covering fundamental principles of computer security * Thinking about security within the initial design of a system is a theme that runs through the book * A top-down approach. * No active previous experience of security issues is necessary making this accessible to Software Developers and Managers whose responsibilities span any technical aspects of IT security * Provides sections on Windows NT, CORBA and Java

The Z80 microprocessor : architecture, interfacing, programming, and design, 3rd ed.

Author Ramesh S. Gaonkar
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, NJ
Date of Publication c2001
Publisher Prentice Hall

The Z80 microprocessor : architecture, interfacing, programming, and design

This text is intended for microprocessor courses at the undergraduate level in technology, engineering, and computer science. Now in its third edition, it provides a comprehensive treatment of the microprocessor, covering both hardware and software based on the Z80 microprocessor family.This edition preserves the focus of the earlier editions and includes the following changes: * Chapters have been revised to include the most recent technological changes in 32- and 64-bit microprocessors and 8-bit microcontrollers. * Several illustrative programs have been added throughout the text. * Complete data sheets for the LM 135 temperature sensor and LCD panel, and a complete list of Z80 instructions with machine cycles, T-states, and flags are included in the Appendixes. * Appendix G, which contains answers to selected questions, has been added.

Fundamentals of power electronics

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

Fundamentals of power electronics

“”Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition”, is an up-to-date and authoritative text and reference book on power electronics. This new edition retains the original objective and philosophy of focusing on the fundamental principles, models, and technical requirements needed for designing practical power electronic systems while adding a wealth of new material. Improved features of this new edition include: a new chapter on input filters, showing how to design single and multiple section filters; major revisions of material on averaged switch modeling, low-harmonic rectifiers, and the chapter on AC modeling of the discontinuous conduction mode; new material on soft switching, active-clamp snubbers, zero-voltage transition full-bridge converter, and auxiliary resonant commutated pole.It also includes: new sections on design of multiple-winding magnetic and resonant inverter design; additional appendices on Computer Simulation of Converters using averaged switch modeling, and Middlebrook’s Extra Element Theorem, including four tutorial examples; and expanded treatment of current programmed control with complete results for basic converters, and much more.This edition includes many new examples, illustrations, and exercises to guide students and professionals through the intricacies of power electronics design. “Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition”, is intended for use in introductory power electronics courses and related fields for both senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students interested in converter circuits and electronics, control systems, and magnetic and power systems. It will also be an invaluable reference for professionals working in power electronics, power conversion, and analog and digital electronics.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Alternative energy systems : design and analysis with induction generators, 2nd ed.

Author M. Godoy Simões, Felix A. Farret.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher CRC

Alternative energy systems : design and analysis with induction generators

Focusing on renewable energy applications and fundamentals of induction generators, “Alternative Energy Systems” provides coverage of all aspects related to the design, operation, and overall analysis of such systems. This second edition features revised and updated material, including definitions of generated power and efficiency, recent advances such as the Danish concept, new methodology such as the magnetization curve, and the latest technology of doubly-fed induction generators. With computer simulation examples, problems, and solutions in each chapter, it also offers a new section on how to best choose an induction generator as compared to synchronous or other types of electrical machines.

Real-time image and video processing : from research to reality

Author Nasser Kehtarnavaz and Mark Gamadia
Place of Publication [San Rafael, Calif.]
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Real-time image and video processing : from research to reality

Real-Time Image and Video Processing presents an overview of the guidelines and strategies for transitioning an image or video processing algorithm from a research environment into a real-time constrained environment. Such guidelines and strategies are scattered in the literature of various disciplines including image processing, computer engineering, and software engineering, and thus have not previously appeared in one place. By bringing these strategies into one place, the book is intended to serve the greater community of researchers, practicing engineers, industrial professionals, who are interested in taking an image or video processing algorithm from a research environment to an actual real-time implementation on a resource constrained hardware platform. These strategies consist of algorithm simplifications, hardware architectures, and software methods. Throughout the book, carefully selected, representative examples from the literature are presented to illustrate the discussed concepts. After reading the book, readers will have a strong understanding of the wide variety of techniques and tools involved in designing a real-time image or video processing system.

Data structures and algorithms for game developers

Author Allen Sherrod
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Charles River Media

Data structures and algorithms for game developers

“Data Structures and Algorithms for Game Developers” teaches the fundamentals of the data structures and algorithms used in game development. It provides programmers with a detailed reference to what data structures and algorithms are, and why they are so critical in game development. It teaches new game programmers, students, and aspiring game developers how to create data structures and write algorithms using C++. All key features of C++ are also covered, especially those related to game development. Additionally, a demo application is included in each chapter focusing on the data structure and/or algorithms presented in that chapter. The book covers many modern topics that game and graphics programmers must know to be successful, including geometry management techniques, and data structures and algorithms such as KD-Trees, Binary Space Partitioning Trees, Sphere Trees, etc. The code written in this book is not dependent on any specific hardware or operating system. Each chapter ends with questions, exercises, and challenges for the reader to complete in order to help them better understand and apply what they learn.

Bug patterns in Java

Author Eric Allen
Place of Publication Berkeley, CA : Apress New York, NY
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Bug patterns in Java

“Bug Patterns in Java” presents a methodology for diagnosing and debugging computer programs. The act of debugging will be presented as an ideal application of the scientific method. Skill in this area is entirely independent of other programming skills, such as designing for extensibility and reuse. Nevertheless, it is seldom taught explicitly. Eric Allen lays out a theory of debugging, and how it relates to the rest of the development cycle. In particular, he stresses the critical role of unit testing in effective debugging. At the same time, he argues that testing and debugging, while often conflated, are properly considered to be distinct tasks.

Upon laying this groundwork, Allen then discusses various “bug patterns” (recurring relationships between signaled errors and underlying bugs in a program) that occur frequently in computer programs. For each pattern, the book discusses how to identify them, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.

Fundamental number theory with applications, 2nd ed.

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

Fundamental number theory with applications

This edition removes all advanced material to be even more accessible in scope; adds new fundamental material, including partition theory, generating functions, and combinatorial number theory; and, expands coverage of random number generation, Diophantine analysis, and additive number theory. It also includes more applications to cryptography, primality testing, and factoring.

Labelings of discrete structures and applications

Author editors, B. D. Acharya, S. Arumugam, Alexander Rosa
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Narosa

Labelings of discrete structures and applications

The problems arising from the study of a variety of labeling schemes of the elements of any discrete structure such as a graph, a directed graph, a hypergraph or a signed graph is a potential area of research with a lots of challenging unsolved problems. Research papers giving recent developments and directions for further research on topics such as graceful labelings, graph decomposition, multiplicative labelings, set labelings, sigma graphs, orthogonal labelings, Skolem and Hooked Skolem graceful labelings for graphs and signed graphs, set magic labeling, k-equitable graphs and Arithmetic graphs by leading experts in the respective fields are included in this volume. This volume will serve as an excellent reference for experts and research scholars working on Graph Labeling Problems

Evolutionary computation : a unified approach

Author Kenneth A. De Jong
Place of Publication Cambridge, Mass.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher MIT Press

Evolutionary computation : a unified approach

“This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the field of evolutionary computation that takes an integrated approach. Evolutionary computation, the use of evolutionary systems as computational processes for solving complex problems, is a tool used by computer scientists and engineers who want to harness the power of evolution to build useful new artefacts, by biologists interested in developing and testing better models of natural evolutionary systems, and by artificial life scientists for designing and implementing new artificial evolutionary worlds. In this clear and comprehensive introduction to the field, Kenneth De Jong presents an integrated view of the state of the art in evolutionary computation. Although other books have described such particular areas of the field as genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, and evolutionary programming, “Evolutionary Computation” is noteworthy for considering these systems as specific instances of a more general class of evolutionary algorithms. This useful overview of a fragmented field is suitable for classroom use or as a reference for computer scientists and engineers.

Modern information processing : from theory to applications

Author edited by Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, Giulianella Coletti, Ronald R. Yager.
Place of Publication Amsterdam London
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Elsevier

Modern information processing : from theory to applications

The volume “Modern Information Processing: From Theory to Applications”, edited by Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier, Giulianella Coletti and Ronald Yager, is a collection of carefully selected papers drawn from the program of IPMU’04, which was held in Perugia, Italy. The book represents the cultural policy of IPMU conference which is not focused on narrow range of methodologies, but on the contrary welcomes all the theories for the management of uncertainty and aggregation of information in intelligent systems, providing a medium for the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners in these and related areas. The book is composed by 7 sections: Uncertainty Preferences; Classification and Data Mining; Aggregation and Multi-criteria; Decision Making; and, Knowledge Representation.In these sections, the book: contributes to enhancement of our ability to deal effectively with uncertainty in all of its manifestations; can help to build brigs among theories and methods methods for the management of uncertainty; addresses issues which have a position of centrality in our information-centric world; presents interesting results devoted to representing knowledge – the goal is to capture the subtlety of human knowledge (richness) and to allow computer manipulation (formalization); and, also contributes to the goal: an efficient use of the information for a good decision strategy.In the section of Applied Domains, the book: contributes to enhancement of our ability to deal effectively with uncertainty in all of its manifestations; can help to build brigs among theories and methods methods for the management of uncertainty; addresses issues which have a position of centrality in our information-centric world; presents interesting results devoted to representing knowledge – the goal is to capture the subtlety of human knowledge (richness) and to allow computer manipulation (formalization); and, also contributes to the goal: an efficient use of the information for a good decision strategy.

Advanced Web metrics with Google Analytics

Author Brian Clifton
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley Pub.

Advanced Web metrics with Google Analytics

Are you getting the most out of your website? Google insider and web metrics expert Brian Clifton reveals the information you need to get a true picture of your site’s impact and stay competitive using Google Analytics (GA) and the latest web metrics methodologies. Which marketing campaigns work best? How do you quantify their success? What indicators should you track? Packed with techniques and insider secrets not documented elsewhere, this book has the expert guidance you need to enhance your brand and increase your site’s ROI.

Network fundamentals : CCNA exploration companion guide

Author Mark A. Dye, Rick McDonald, Antoon W. Rufi
Place of Publication Indianapolis, Ind.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cisco Press

Network fundamentals : CCNA exploration companion guide

“Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Network Fundamentals course in the Cisco(R) Networking Academy(R) CCNA(R) Exploration curriculum version 4. The course, the first of four in the new curriculum, is based on a top-down approach to networking. The Companion Guide, written and edited by Networking Academy instructors, is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere. The book’s features reinforce the material in the course to help you focus on important concepts and organize your study time for exams. New and improved features help you study and succeed in this course: *Chapter objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. *Key terms–Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. *Glossary–Consult the comprehensive glossary with more than 250 terms. *Check Your Understanding questions and answer key–Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see on the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.*Challenge questions and activities–Strive to ace more challenging review questions and activities designed to prepare you for the complex styles of questions you might see on the CCNA exam. The answer key explains each answer. How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. Packet Tracer Activities– Explore networking concepts in activities interspersed throughout some chapters using Packet Tracer v4.1 developed by Cisco. The files for these activities are on the accompanying CD-ROM. Also available for the Network Fundamentals Course Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide ISBN-10: 1-58713-203-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-203-2 Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM provides many useful tools and information to support your education: *Packet Tracer Activity exercise files v4.1 *VLSM Subnetting Chart *Structured Cabling Exploration Supplement *Taking Notes: a .txt file of the chapter objectives *A Guide to Using a Networker’s Journal booklet *IT Career Information *Tips on Lifelong Learning in Networking This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press(R).The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum.

Concepts in programming languages, 2nd ed.

Author Eliezer A. Albacea
Place of Publication [Los Baños, Laguna]
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher [Institute of Computer Science, University of the Philippines]

Concepts in programming languages

 

Design and analysis of algorithms : an introduction, 3rd ed.

Author Eliezer A. Albacea
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher JPVA Publishing House

Design and analysis of algorithms : an introduction

 

Fundamentals of programming : problem solving in C/C++, 3rd ed.

Author Eliezer A. Albacea
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher JPVA Publishing House

Fundamentals of programming : problem solving in C/C++

Introduction to data structures, 3rd ed.

Author Eliezer A. Albacea
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher JPVA Publishing House

Introduction to data structures

 

Operating systems: basic concepts, 3rd ed.

Author Eliezer A. Albacea
Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher JPVA Publishing House

Operating systems: basic concepts

 

Programming in Java : problem solving in Java, 2nd ed.

Author Eliezer A. Alabcea, Rodolfo N. Duldulao Jr
Place of Publication [Los Baños, Laguna]
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher [Institute of Computer Science, University of the Philippines]

Programming in Java : problem solving in Java

 

RFID implementation

Author Dennis E. Brown
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher McGraw Hill

RFID implementation

“This book provides complete coverage of this widespread technology. This is the only book available to offer in-depth, practical details for implementing an RFID project from start to finish. From Wal-Mart and beyond, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is in use everywhere – enabling superior supply-chain management by tracking inventory via microchip-tagged products. “RFID Implementation” delivers step-by-step instructions for initiating, installing, and managing an RFID rollout.

System engineering for IMS networks

Author Arun Handa
Place of Publication Amsterdam London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

System engineering for IMS networks

“The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is the foundation architecture for the next generation of mobile phones, wireless-enabled PDAs, PCs, and so on, delivering multimedia content (audio, video, text, etc.) over all types of networks. It is essential for network engineers/administrators and telecommunications engineers to not only understand IMS architecture but to also be able to apply it at every stage of the network design process. This book will contain pragmatic information on how to engineer IMS networks as well as an applications oriented approach, for engineering and networking professionals who are responsible for making IMS “play” in the real world. It describes the convergence of wireless IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) with other networks, including wireline and cable. It discusses building interfaces for end users and IMS applications servers. It explores network management issues with IMS.

Data mining and data warehousing

Author Ho Teck June
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

Data mining and data warehousing

“Data warehousing and data mining provide techniques for collecting information from distributed databases and for performing data analysis. The ever expanding, tremendous amount of data collected and stored in large databases has far exceeded our human ability to comprehend – without the proper tools. There is a critical need for data analysis that can automatically analyze data, summarize it and predict future trends. In the modern age of Internet connectivity, concerns about denial of service attacks, computer viruses and worms are extremely important. “Data Warehousing and Data Mining Techniques for Cyber Security” contributes to the discipline of security informatics. The author discusses topics that intersect cyber security and data mining, while providing techniques for improving cyber security. Since the cost of information processing and internet accessibility is dropping, an increasing number of organizations are becoming vulnerable to cyber attacks. This volume introduces techniques for applications in the area of retail, finance, and bioinformatics, to name a few.”Data Warehousing and Data Mining Techniques for Cyber Security” is designed for practitioners and researchers in industry. This book is also suitable for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students in computer science.

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