New Books Recommended by EEE Professors

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas
Mechatronics for the evil genius

Author Newton C. Braga
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill


 
Noted electronics author Newton Braga’s “Mechatronics for the Evil Genius” guides you step by step through 25 complete, intriguing, yet inexpensive projects developed especially for this book. You will build your own mechanical race car, combat robot, ionic motor, mechatronic head, light beam remote control, and 20 other entertaining learning projects that take you to the heart of mechatronics. More than just hours of entertainment, these stimulating projects provide a solid grounding in mechatronics, the discipline at the core of robotics where electronics, mechanics, and other sciences merge.Each experiment builds on those before it so you develop a hands-on, practical understanding of mechatronics. You don’t need to know electronics or mechanics to get started. But by the end, you’ll be showing off your own exciting projects! “Mechatronics for the Evil Genius” introduces you to mechatronics step-by-step – you don’t need to be a electromechanical whiz to get started, but you will be when you’re finished. It teaches all the skills you need for the projects, including how to solder, recognize components, and read schematics.It provides complete lists of tools and parts – all of them inexpensive and easily obtained. It vividly explains the mechanics, electronics, and science underlying each project. It gives you fully illustrated,step-by-step directions that build your skills, one small increment at a time. It provides directions for 25 tantalizing projects, including a robotic arm, an electronic cannon, a coin tosser, an analog computer, and many more. It helps you develop skills you can bring to other hobby projects, such as more sophisticated robots. It encourages you to improvise with secondary components to devise your own unique creations. It suggests related activities for customization and going steps beyond.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas
Power supplies for LED driving

Author Steve Winder
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes


 
Light-emitting diodes are being widely used due to their efficient use of power. The applications for power LEDs include traffic lights, street lamps, automotive lighting, architectural lights, household light replacements, signage lighting (replacing neon strip lights and fluorescent tubes), and many more. Powering (driving) these LED’s is not always simple. Linear driving is inefficient and generates far too much heat. With a switching supply, the main issues are EMI and efficiency, and of course cost. The problem is to get a design that meets legal requirements and is efficient, while costing the least.This book covers the design trade-offs involved in LED driving applications, from low-power to UB-LEDs and beyond. It provides a practical, “hands-on” approach to power supply design for LED drivers. It includes detailed examples of what works and why, throughout the design process. It provides commentary on how the calculated component value compares with the actual value used, including a description of why the choice was made.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Marc Caesar Talampas
Electrical and electronic principles and technology, 4th ed.

Author John Bird
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes


 
This book is written for the 6,000 BTEC National Engineering students who follow the electrical pathway each year. The course has a brand new syllabus for 2010 and Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology has been fully updated to reflect these changes. In this 4th edition, John Bird introduces electrical principles and technology through examples rather than theory covering – enabling level three students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed for careers in electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. The book includes numerous worked problems, multiple-choice and short-answer questions, exercises and revision tests and is supported with free online instructor’s and solutions manuals. Matched to the latest 2010 BTEC Engineering syllabus, this title features student-friendly approach with numerous worked problems, multiple-choice and short-answer questions, exercises and revision tests. It is presented in colour and supported with free online instructor’s and solutions manuals.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Fundamentals of performance evaluation of computer and telecommunications systems
(EEE 190, EEE 25)

Authors Mohammad S. Obaidat, Noureddine A. Boudriga
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley


 
This book presents all techniques of performance evaluation of computers, networks, and telecommunications in a balanced manner. It is unique in that no other book covers all of the techniques, nor do they treat computer and telecommunications systems as inseparable issues, which the author does here. This book fills a gap by providing the only singular, all-encompassing textbook on the subject.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Communication technology update and fundamentals, 12th ed.

Editors August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows, in association with Technology Futures, Inc.
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Focal Press


 
 
New communication technologies are being introduced at an astonishing rate. Making sense of these technologies is increasingly difficult. “Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals” is the single best source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology. Featuring the fundamental framework along with the history and background of communication technologies, “Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 12th Edition” helps you stay ahead of these ever-changing and emerging technologies. As always, every chapter has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments and market statistics, and now covers digital signage, cinema technologies, social networking, and telepresence, in addition to the dozens of technologies explored in the previous edition. The book also features industry structure and regulation, history, and theory along with full coverage of the latest technologies! The book’s companion website offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources. It gives students and professionals the latest information in all areas of communication technologies. The companion website offers updated information to this text, plus links to related industry resources. It has new focus on global technologies & coverage of other emerging technologies, as well as fully updated statistics for all technologies.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Embedded systems design with platform FPGAs : principles and practices

Authors Ronald Sass, Andrew G. Schmidt
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann


 
This book will introduce professional engineers and students alike to system development using Platform FPGAs. The focus is on embedded systems but it also serves as a general guide to building custom computing systems. This text describes the fundamental technology in terms of hardware, software, and a set of principles to guide the development of Platform FPGA systems. The goal is to show how to systematically and creatively apply these principles to the construction of application-specific embedded system architectures. There is a strong focus on using free and open source software to increase productivity. The organization of each chapter in the book includes two parts. The white pages describe concepts, principles, and general knowledge. The gray pages include a technical rendition of the main issues of the chapter and show the concepts applied in practice. This includes step-by-step details for a specific development board and tool chain so that the reader can carry out the same steps on their own. Rather than try to demonstrate the concepts on a broad set of tools and boards, the text uses a single set of tools (Xilinx Platform Studio, Linux, and GNU) throughout and uses a single developer board (Xilinx ML-510) for the examples. It explains how to use the Platform FPGA to meet complex design requirements and improve product performance. It presents both fundamental concepts together with pragmatic, step-by-step instructions for building a system on a Platform FPGA. It includes detailed case studies, extended real-world examples, and lab exercises.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo
Virtual roaming systems for GSM, GPRS, and UMTS : open connectivity in practice

Author Arnaud Henry-Labordère
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley


 
This book provides a detailed technical guide to the virtual and optimised roaming systems for mobile networks Written by a pioneer in the field, this book focuses on the implementation of virtual roaming systems. It generalizes the previous SS7 SMS interworking architectures to voice and data, GPRS, and 3G virtual roaming; extending the discussion of virtual roaming to include location based services, optimal routing and 4G perspectives. The author provides a thorough and detailed technical explanation of the topic covering subjects such as ‘Over the Air’ (OTA) provisioning and detailed geo-localisation systems in a virtual roaming environment. Finally, this book addresses the application of MAP, CAMEL, TCAP, SCCP, and GTP. Key Features: * Provides a thorough and detailed technical coverage of virtual and optimised roaming systems for mobile networks * Explores the application of MAP, CAMEL, TCAP, SCCP, and GTP * Discusses previous SMS Hubs architecture used for SMS interworking and generalises to voice, data, and 3G virtual roaming * Includes material on pre-paid case with CAMEL parameter transformations, SMS, Supplementary Services and USSD implementation * Focuses on roaming hubs (including an, introduction to Sigtran configuration) and transparent networks of hubs This book will serve as an invaluable reference for network and networking engineers, handset developers, systems implementers, systems integrators, systems software engineers and programmers, wireless specialists and anybody else seeking a comprehensive and practical guide to the basics of virtual roaming systems.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Fix it in post : solutions for postproduction problems

Author Jack James
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Focal Press


 
This book provides an array of concise solutions to the wide variety of problems that are faced by postproduction artists in the post process. With an application-agnostic approach, it gives proven, step-by-step methods to solving the most frequently encountered postproduction problems. Solutions are provided for common audio, video, digital, editorial, color, timing and compositing problems.–From publisher description.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Digital restoration from start to finish : how to repair old and damaged photographs, 2nd ed.

Author Jack James
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Focal Press


 
“Digital Restoration: Start to Finish 2nd Edition” guides you step-by-step through the entire process of restoring old photographs and repairing new ones using Adobe Photoshop, Picture Window, and now Elements. Nothing is left out, from choosing the right hardware and software and getting the photographs into the computer, to getting the finished photo out of the computer and preserving it for posterity. Learn how to: scan faded and damaged prints or films; improve snapshots with shadow/highlight adjustment; correct uneven exposure; fix color and skin tones quickly with curves, plug-ins, and hue/saturation adjustment layers; correct uneven exposure and do dodging and burning-in with adjustment layers; hand-tint your photographs easily; correct skin tones with airbrush layers; clean up dust and scratches speedily and effectively; repair small and large cracks with masks and filters; eliminate tarnish and silvered-out spots from a photograph in just a few steps; minimize unwanted print surface textures; erase mildew spots; eliminate dots from newspaper photographs; increase sharpness and fine detail; and, maximize print quality. Photoshop Elements is included for those that don’t own Photoshop. This title also includes layout to make it easier for you to understand the step-by-steps. It contains solutions for you to solve the restoration problems you are facing.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Introduction to digital signal processing : computer musically speaking
(CoE 197, EE 274)

Author Tae Hong Park
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher World Scientific


 
This book offers an introduction to digital signal processing (DSP), with an emphasis on digital audio and computer music. It covers the mathematical foundations of DSP, important DSP theories including classic sound synthesis algorithms and effects as well as time – and frequency – domain analyses, and associated musical and sound examples. Visual and auditory feedback of the materials presented in the book is provided so that readers can become familiar and comfortable with the content in an appealing and intuitive manner. The book will thus be useful for both technically and musically trained readers alike who have a common interest in digital audio and computer music.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Bienvenido Malquisto Jr.
Industrial automated systems : instrumentation and motion control, with CD-ROM

Author Terry Bartelt
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning


 
“Industrial Automated Systems: Instrumentation and Motion Control”, will provide your students with state-of-the art coverage of the full spectrum of industrial maintenance and control, from servomechanisms to instrumentation. They will learn about components, circuits, instruments, control techniques, calibration, tuning and programming associated with industrial automated systems. “Industrial Automated Systems: Instrumentation and Motion Control”, focuses on operation, rather than mathematical design concepts. It is formatted into sections so that it can be used for a variety of courses, such as electrical motors, sensors, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers, servomechanisms, and various instrumentation and process classes. This book also offers your students a broader coverage of industrial maintenance and automation information than other books and provides them with a more extensive collection of supplements, including a lab manual, two hundred animated multimedia lessons on CD.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Joy Alinda Reyes-Madamba
Arithmetic optimization techniques for hardware and software design
(CoE 198)

Authors Ryan Kastner, Anup Hosangadi, Farzan Fallah
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press


 
Obtain better system performance, lower energy consumption, and avoid hand-coding arithmetic functions with this concise guide to automated optimization techniques for hardware and software design. High-level compiler optimizations and high-speed architectures for implementing FIR filters are covered, which can improve performance in communications, signal processing, computer graphics, and cryptography. Clearly explained algorithms and illustrative examples throughout make it easy to understand the techniques and write software for their implementation. Background information on the synthesis of arithmetic expressions and computer arithmetic is also included, making the book ideal for newcomers to the subject. This is an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in system level design and automation, compilers, and VLSI CAD”–Provided by publisher.
 
 
Recommended by Prof. Lew Andrew Tria
Distributed generation : induction and permanent magnet generators

Authors Loi Lei Lai, Tze Fun Chan
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher IEEE/Wiley


 
Distributed power generation is a technology that could help to enable efficient, renewable energy production both in the developed and developing world. It includes all use of small electric power generators, whether located on the utility system, at the site of a utility customer, or at an isolated site not connected to the power grid. Induction generator (IG) is the most commonly used and cheapest technology, compatible with renewable energy resources. Permanent magnet (PM) generators have traditionally been avoided due to high fabrication costs; however, compared with IGs they are more reliable and productive. Distributed Generation thoroughly examines the principles, possibilities and limitations of creating energy with both IGs and PM generators. It takes an electrical engineering approach in the analysis and testing of these generators, and includes diagrams and extensive case study examples to better demonstrate how the integration of energy sources can be accomplished. The book also provides the practical tools needed to model and implement new techniques for generating energy through isolated or grid-connected systems. Besides a chapter introducing the technical, economic and environmental impacts of distributed generation, this book includes: * an examination of various phase-balancing schemes for a three-phase IG operating on a single-phase power system; * a coupled circuit 2-D finite element analysis of a grid-connected IG, with Steinmetz connection; * a study of self-excited induction generator (SEIG) schemes for autonomous power systems, and the voltage and frequency control of SEIG with a slip-ring machine (SESRIG); * a report on a PM synchronous generator with inset rotor for achieving a reduced voltage regulation when supplying an autonomous power system, and an analysis of its performance using a two-axis model and finite element method; * experimental work on various IG and SEIG schemes. This book is a must-read for engineers, consultants, regulators, and environmentalists involved in energy production and delivery, helping them to evaluate renewable energy sources and to integrate these into an efficient energy delivery system. It is also a superior reference for undergraduates and postgraduates. Designers, operators, and planners will appreciate its unique contribution to the literature in this field.

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