New Books Recommended by EEE Professors – as of Nov 2011

RESERVE BOOK

Digital systems : principles and applications, 11th ed.
(CoE 111, EEE 5, EEE 51)

Authors Ronald J. Tocci, Neal S. Widmer, Gregory L. Moss
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Prentice-Hall


 

Digital Systems, 11/E presents a comprehensive and modern approach to digital electronics, plus thorough preparation for advanced study of digital systems and computer and microcontroller hardware. It first introduces the basic building blocks of digital systems, and the easy AHDL hardware description language. Then, step by step, it covers increasingly challenging topics, including a detailed introduction to VHDL. For each topic, clear explanations of purpose and fundamentals are provided, followed by technical description methods such as truth tables, algebraic expressions, timing diagrams, and logic symbols. This edition adds more focus on megafunctions; a complete systems project management case study; updated memory coverage; more worked examples and figures; new terminology, and much more.

CIRCULATION BOOKS

Recommended By Prof. Romarie Lorenzo
Antenna arrays : a computational approach

Author Randy L. Haupt
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley/IEEE Press

This book covers a wide range of antenna array topics that are becoming increasingly important in wireless applications, particularly in design and computer modeling. Signal processing and numerical modeling algorithms are explored, and MATLAB computer codes are provided for many of the design examples. Pictures of antenna arrays and components provided by industry and government sources are presented with explanations of how they work. Antenna Arrays is a valuable reference for practicing engineers and scientists in wireless communications, radar, and remote sensing, and an excellent textbook for advanced antenna courses.

Recommended By Prof. Romarie Lorenzo
Antennas for base stations in wireless communications

Authors Zhi Ning Chen, Kwai-Man Luk
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Antennas for Base Stations in Wireless Communications presents a full picture of modern base station antenna technology–from fundamentals and parameters to engineering and advanced solutions–and highlights new technologies in antenna design with enhanced performance. Real-world case studies provide you with practical examples that can be applied to your own system designs.

Recommended By Prof. Romarie Lorenzo
Mobile handset design

Author Sajal Kumar Das
Place of Publication Singapore; Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

Mobile Handset Design is uniquely written to equip professionals and students with a complete understanding of how a mobile phone works, and teaches the skills to design the latest mobile handsets. Das walks readers through mobile phone operating principles, system infrastructure, TDMA-FDMA-CDMA-OFDMA techniques, hardware anatomy, software and protocols, and internal modules, components, and circuits. He presents all problems associated with mobile wireless channels and recommends corresponding design solutions to overcome those issues. Mobile RF front-end, digital baseband design techniques, and associated trade-offs are also covered. Das also discusses the productization aspects and reviews new research developments for different mobile phone systems over generations.

Recommended By Prof. Romarie Lorenzo
Modeling random processes for engineers and managers

Author James J. Solberg
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

By reducing mathematical detail and focusing on real-world applications, this book provides engineers with an easy-to-understand overview of stochastic modeling. An entire chapter is included on how to set up the problem, and then another complete chapter presents examples of applications before doing any math. A previously unpublished computational method for solving equations related to Markov processes is added. The book shows how to add costs or revenues to the basic probability structures without much additional effort. In addition, numerous examples are included that show how the theory can be used. Engineers will also find explanations on how to formulate word problems into the models that the math worked on.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Power line communications in practice

Author Xavier Carcelle
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication [c2009]
Publisher Artech House

Power line communications (PLC) is quickly taking root worldwide as an excellent alternative to Ethernet and Wi-Fi in private homes, buildings without Ethernet pre-wiring, and areas where Internet access is difficult. Here at last is everything telecom engineers need to know about the technology, applications, equipment, design, and installation in a single convenient source. The first English-language reference of its kind, this benchmark resource brings engineers quickly up to speed on PLC network architecture, functionalities, security issues, and applications. It describes PLC equipment, and addresses key issues involved with PLC installation and configuration before spelling out step-by-step procedures for deploying PLC networks in homes. The book provides design guidelines for large-scale PLC business networks spanning network architecture, equipment selection, configuration, security, and other key factors.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Bipedal robots : modeling, design and walking synthesis

Editor Christine Chevallereau … [et al.] [translated from the French by Alexandra Reynolds].
Place of Publication London, U.K.; Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher ISTE Wiley


 
 

This book presents various techniques to carry out the gait modeling, the gait patterns synthesis, and the control of biped robots. Some general information on the human walking, a presentation of the current experimental biped robots, and the application of walking bipeds are given. The modeling is based on the decomposition on a walking step into different sub-phases depending on the way each foot stands into contact on the ground. The robot design is dealt with according to the mass repartition and the choice of the actuators. Different ways to generate walking patterns are considered, such as?passive walking and gait synthesis performed using optimization technique. Control based on the robot modeling, neural network methods, or intuitive approaches are presented. The unilaterality of contact is dealt with using on-line adaptation of the desired motion.

Digital television systems

Author Marcelo Sampaio de Alencar
Place of Publication Cambridge, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press

Digital television is a multibillion-dollar industry with commercial systems now being deployed worldwide. In this concise yet detailed guide, you will learn about the standards that apply to fixed-line and mobile digital television, as well as the underlying principles involved. The digital television standards are presented to aid understanding of new systems in the market and reveal the variations between different systems used throughout the world. Discussions of source and channel coding then provide the essential knowledge needed for designing reliable new systems. Throughout the book the theory is supported by over 200 figures and tables, whilst an extensive glossary defines practical terminology. This is an ideal reference for practitioners in the field of digital television. It will also appeal to graduate students and researchers in electrical engineering and computer science, and can be used as a textbook for graduate courses on digital television systems.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Power electronics semiconductor devices

Editor Robert Perret
Place of Publication London; ISTE Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher ISTE Wiley

This book relates the recent developments in several key electrical engineering R&D labs, concentrating on power electronics switches and their use. The first sections deal with key power electronics technologies, MOSFETs and IGBTs, including series and parallel associations. The next section examines silicon carbide and its potentiality for power electronics applications and its present limitations. Then, a dedicated section presents the capacitors, key passive components in power electronics, followed by a modeling method allowing the stray inductance computation, necessary for the precise simulation of switching waveforms. Thermal behavior associated with power switches follows, and the last part proposes some interesting prospective associated to Power Electronics integration.

Recommended By Prof. Percival Magpantay
Advanced signal integrity for high-speed digital designs

Authors Stephen H. Hall, Howard L. Heck
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley; IEEE

This book is designed to provide contemporary readers with an understanding of the emerging high-speed signal integrity issues that are creating roadblocks in digital design. Written by the foremost experts on the subject, it leverages concepts and techniques from non-related fields such as applied physics and microwave engineering and applies them to high-speed digital design—creating the optimal combination between theory and practical applications.

Recommended By Prof. Percival Magpantay
Human-centric interfaces for ambient intelligence

Editors Hamid Aghajan, Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, Juan Carlos Augusto
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press


 
 

This is the first book to bridge data processing and intelligent reasoning methods for the creation of human-centered ambient intelligence systems. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book covers topics such as multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction, smart environments and pervasive computing, addressing principles, paradigms, methods and applications. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal, speech and video processing, multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction and applications of ambient intelligence.

Recommended By Prof. Anastacia Alvarez
Data and computer communications, 9th ed.

Author William Stallings
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson

Data and Computer Communications, 9e, is a two-time winner of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. It is ideal for one/two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments. With a focus on the most current technology and a convenient modular format, this best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design, it explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design.

Recommended By Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Fundamentals of signals and systems : a building block approach

Authors Philip D. Cha and John I. Molinder
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.; New York
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press

This innovative textbook provides a solid foundation in both signal processing and systems modeling using a building block approach. The authors show how to construct signals from fundamental building blocks (or basis functions), and demonstrate a range of powerful design and simulation techniques in Matlab, recognizing that signal data are usually received in discrete samples, regardless of whether the underlying system is discrete or continuous in nature. The design of finite impulse response filters is also described in detail and many worked examples, homework exercises, and Matlab laboratory exercises are included.

Recommended By Prof. Rhandley Cajote
Fundamentals of voice-quality engineering in wireless networks

Author Avi Perry
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.; New York
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press

This book provides a comprehensive survey of voice quality algorithms, features, interactions, and trade-offs, at the device and system level. Using a practitioner rather than algorithm-designer angle, this book is unique. It elaborates on the root cause of impairments and ways for resolving them, as well as methodologies for measuring and quantifying voice quality before and after applying the remedies. The key issues are exemplified using case studies. Avoiding complex mathematics, the approach is based on real and sizable field experience supported by scientific and laboratory analysis. This title is suitable for practitioners in the wireless communications industry and graduate students in electrical engineering.

Essentials of radio wave propagation

Author Christopher Haslett
Place of Publication Cambridge; New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press

If you need to maximize efficiency in wireless network planning, this quick reference guide to an increasingly complex and difficult topic is for you. Using real-world case studies, practical problems and minimum mathematics, the author explains simply and clearly how to predict signal strengths in a variety of situations. More sophisticated methods, which form the basis of software tools for both network planning and spectrum management, are also described. This will be an invaluable resource for network planners, hardware designers, spectrum managers, senior technical managers and policy makers.

Micromechatronics : modeling, analysis, and design with MATLAB , 2nd ed.

Authors Victor Giurgiutiu, Sergey Edward Lyshevski
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press


 

The book explores ways to improve and optimize a broad spectrum of electromechanical systems widely used in industrial, transportation, and power systems. It examines the design and analysis of high-performance mechatronic systems, energy systems, efficient energy conversion, power electronics, controls, induced-strain devices, active sensors, microcontrollers, and motion devices. The text also enables a deep understanding of the multidisciplinary underpinnings of engineering. It can be used for courses in mechatronics, power systems, energy systems, active materials and smart structures,

Recommended By Prof. Rey Vincent Gomez
Barcodes for mobile devices

Authors Hiroko Kato, Keng T. Tan, Douglas Chai
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.; New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge Univ. Press


 
 

“From inventory management in stores to automotive part tracking in assembly plants, barcodes are one of the most prevalent automatic identification and data capture technologies. This book provides a complete introduction to barcodes for mobile devices, presenting the most relevant and up-to-date information previously unavailable elsewhere or difficult to obtain. The focus throughout is on recent developments and two-dimensional (2D) barcodes, including the research and development steps towards colour barcodes for mobile devices, helping readers to develop their own barcodes. The authors also provide design details for their own novel colour 2D barcode: the Mobile MultiColour Composite (MMCC) barcode, plus coverage of RFID technology and one-dimensional barcodes. This book is ideal for professional developers of barcodes for mobile devices who need the latest technical details and information on how to develop barcodes. It is also a useful reference for graduate students researching the field of barcode technology and mobile computing”–Provided by publisher.

Security in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks

Authors Erdal Çayırcı, Chunming Rong
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

This book provides an in-depth guide to security in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. It introduces the reader to the fundamentals and key issues related to wireless ad hoc networking, with an emphasis on security. It discusses the security attacks and counter measures in wireless ad hoc, sensor and mesh networks, and briefly presents the standards on related topics. The authors offer a clear exposition of various challenges and solutions in this field including bootstrapping, key distribution and exchange, authentication issues, privacy, anonymity and tamper resilience.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Wireless sensor networks : principles and practice

Authors Fei Hu, Xiaojun Cao
Place of Publication Boca Raton Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Written by award-winning engineers whose research has been sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), IBM, and Cisco’s University Research Program, Wireless Sensor Networks: Principles and Practice addresses everything product developers and technicians need to know to navigate the field. It provides an all-inclusive examination of the major WSN technology, standards, and current application topics.

Fundamentals of network game development

Authors Guy W. Lecky-Thompson
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Charles River Media

Learn to create network games from start to finish with “Fundamentals of Network Game Development.” Covering all the essential elements of network game development, this book provides the techniques and strategies necessary to create a quality game. Organized into three core sections–design, design and development, and development–the book explores all the unique, underlying aspects that game designers and developers need to consider when building a game that uses a network to connect players both with the game and with each other. You’ll examine the characteristics that set a network game apart from one that is played offline, the different types of games and networks, how the design and development processes differ depending on the type of game, how design elements affect development implementation and vice versa, how to prevent cheating and hacking, and how to test the final product. Throughout each chapter, real games are used as case studies to help guide you through the challenges of creating your own games. “Fundamentals of Network Game Development” provides you with the foundation you need to create professional-caliber network games.

Transformers for the electrician

Author Marvin Gerth
Place of Publication Clifton, Park, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Today’s electrical students and electrical technicians alike are looking for a resource that moves beyond traditional offerings to get more than just transformer theory, but also the practical information that can be put to use in everyday situations when in the field. TRANSFORMERS FOR THE ELECTRICIAN is the perfect solution! Written in a conversational style that minimizes technical jargon in favor of laymen’s terms, the book presents a solid, comprehensive theoretical background of transformer operation, exploring its most important concepts through real-world examples, practical maintenance procedures, and pertinent National Electrical Code rules. The end result: readers will gain a thorough understanding of the critical information that a successful working electrician needs in order to connect, troubleshoot, and size just about any type of transformer.

Designing with the mind in mind : simple guide to understanding user interface design rules

Author Jeff Johnson
Place of Publication Amsterdam; Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier


 
 

Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them. In Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson, author of the best selling GUI Bloopers, provides designers with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that UI design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list of rules to follow.

Power equipment engine technology

Author Edward Abdo
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

POWER EQUIPMENT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY (PEET) has been written to make the learning experience enjoyable with easy-to-read-and-understand chapters and over 600 illustrations to assist visual learners with content comprehension. Give yourself a head-start in today’s world with PEET – giving you the knowledge you need with a solid education prior to working in the field.

Technical drawing and engineering communication, 6th ed. [With CD]

Authors David L. Goetsch … [et al.]
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Delmar

Develop the drawing skills you need for a successful career in CAD, drafting, or design with this comprehensive, widely successful book, now in its 6th edition! Technical Drawing and Engineering Communication, International Edition offers readers the total technical drawing experience, with coverage that spans from basic to advanced aspects of engineering and industrial technology. It provides a fundamental exposure to design and visualization for computer modeling, while still presenting thorough coverage of more traditional methods of technical drawing. With revisions that reflect the very latest information on CAD, GIS, the Internet, ISO 9000, and solid modeling, this book is a valuable resource, with applications to various drafting disciplines.

AutoCAD 2010 tutor for engineering graphics [With CD]

Author Alan J. Kalameja
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Delmar/Cengage Learning

AUTOCAD 2010 TUTOR FOR ENGINEERING GRAPHICS is a classic reference work featuring self-paced tutorials that lead both students and engineering graphic professionals from simple one-view engineering drawings to geometric constructions, multiview projections, section and auxiliary views, 3D solid modeling, and photorealistic rendering. Tutorials utilize a step-by-step approach, following traditional engineering drawing techniques and methods while teaching users how to take full advantage of AutoCAD 2010 to achieve professional results.

SAP MM questions and answers

Author Kogent Learning Solutions, Inc.
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Designed for SAP users as a quick reference or for computer science and business students, SAP MM Questions and Answers includes all the major concepts related to SAP MM functionality, technical configuration, and implementation in an easy-to-understand question and answer format. It discusses the new aspects related to SAP ERP 6.0 and all the important MM codes and concepts for materials and vendors, including clients, company codes, plants, storage locations, purchase organizations, etc. The organized and accessible format allows the reader to quickly find the questions on specific subjects and provides all of the details to pass certification exams in a step-by-step, easy-to-read method of instruction.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Intelligent wearable interfaces

Authors Yangsheng Xu, Wen J. Li, Ka Keung C. Lee
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley-Interscience


 

Intelligent Wearable Interfaces is a collection of the efforts the authors have made in this area at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. They introduce methodologies to develop a variety of intelligent wearable interfaces and cover practical implementations of systems for real-life applications. A number of novel intelligent wearable interface systems are examined, including:Network Architecture for wearable robots; Wearable interface for automatic language translation; Intelligent cap interface for wheelchair control; Intelligent shoes for human-computer interface; Fingertip human-computer interface; Ubiquitous 3D digital writing instrument; Intelligent mobile human airbag system

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Applied control theory for embedded systems [With CD]

Author Tim Wescott
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

Many embedded engineers and programmers who need to implement basic process or motion control as part of a product design do not have formal training or experience in control system theory. Although some projects require advanced and very sophisticated control systems expertise, the majority of embedded control problems can be solved without resorting to heavy math and complicated control theory. However, existing texts on the subject are highly mathematical and theoretical and do not offer practical examples for embedded designers. This book is different;it presents mathematical background with sufficient rigor for an engineering text, but it concentrates on providing practical application examples that can be used to design working systems, without needing to fully understand the math and high-level theory operating behind the scenes. The author, an engineer with many years of experience in the application of control system theory to embedded designs, offers a concise presentation of the basics of control theory as it pertains to an embedded environment.

Recommended By Prof. Marc Talampas
Newnes interfacing companion

Author A.C. Fischer-Cripps
Place of Publication Oxford, Boston
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Newnes

A uniquely concise and practical guide to the hardware, applications and design issues involved in computer interfacing and the use of transducers and instrumentation. Newnes Interfacing Companion presents the essential information needed to design a PC-based interfacing system from the selection of suitable transducers, to collection of data, and the appropriate signal processing and conditioning.

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