New books : November 2009

NEW_RESERVE BOOKS

Introduction to computing systems : from bits and Gates to C and beyond, 2nd ed.

Author Yale N. Patt, Sanjay J. Patel.
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

 	 Introduction to computing systems : from bits and Gates to C and beyond

“Introduction to Computing Systems: From bits & gates to C & beyond”, now in its second edition, is designed to give students a better understanding of computing early in their college careers in order to give them a stronger foundation for later courses. The book is in two parts: the underlying structure of a computer, and programming in a high level language and programming methodology. To understand the computer, the authors introduce the LC-3 and provide the LC-3 Simulator to give students hands-on access for testing what they learn. To develop their understanding of programming and programming methodology, they use the C programming language.The book takes a “motivated” bottom-up approach, where the students first get exposed to the big picture and then start at the bottom and build their knowledge bottom-up. Within each smaller unit, the same motivated bottom-up approach is followed. Every step of the way, students learn new things, building on what they already know. The authors feel that this approach encourages deeper understanding and downplays the need for memorizing. Students develop a greater breadth of understanding, since they see how the various parts of the computer fit together.

Operating system concepts, 8th ed.

Author Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor]

Operating system concepts

Keep pace with the fast-developing world of operating systems. Open-source operating systems, virtual machines, and clustered computing are among the leading fields of operating systems and networking that are rapidly changing. With substantial revisions and organizational changes, Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne’s “Operating System Concepts, Eighth Edition” remains as current and relevant as ever, helping you master the fundamental concepts of operating systems while preparing yourself for today’s emerging developments.As in the past, the text brings you up to speed on core knowledge and skills, including: what operating systems are, what they do, and how they are designed and constructed; process, memory, and storage management; protection and security; distributed systems; and special-purpose systems. Beyond the basics, the Eight Edition sports substantive revisions and organizational changes that clue you in to such cutting-edge developments as open-source operating systems, multi-core processors, clustered computers, virtual machines, transactional memory, NUMA, Solaris 10 memory management, Sun’s ZFS file system, and more.New to this edition is the use of a simulator to dynamically demonstrate several operating system topics.Best of all, a greatly enhanced WileyPlus, a multitude of new problems and programming exercises, and other enhancements to this edition all work together to prepare you enter the world of operating systems with confidence.

Concepts of programming languages, 9th ed.

Author Robert W. Sebesta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Addison-Wesley

Concepts of programming languages

“This best-selling book, now in its fourth edition, provides a wide-ranging and in-depth discussion of programming language concepts. As in previous editions, author Bob Sebesta describes fundamental concepts of programming languages by presenting design issues of the various language constructs, examining the design choices for these constructs in a few common languages, and critically comparing the design alternatives. The book covers the most widely used methods of syntax description and introduces the most common approaches to describing the semantics of programming languages. Discussions of implementation methods and issues are integrated throughout the book. New to the Fourth Edition *Offers coverage of JavaaA A support for object-oriented programming, concurrency, and exception shandling *Features object-oriented programming more prominently – the expanded OO coverage appears earlier in the book and is also intertwined with the discussions of the non-OO imperative languages *Provides expanded material on semantics, including a proof of correctness of a complete program using axiomatic semantics

NEW REFERENCE BOOK

Springer handbook of acoustics

Author Thomas D. Rossing (ed.)
Place of Publication New York, N.Y
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Springer

Springer handbook of acoustics

“Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience, and others. Here is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing. Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents spanning: animal acoustics including infrasound and ultrasound, environmental noise control, music and human speech and singing, physiological and psychological acoustics, architectural acoustics, physical and engineering acoustics, medical acoustics, and ocean acoustics.This handbook reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography. It contains a Foreword by Manfred R. Schroeder.

NEW CIRCULATION BOOKS


Path routing in mesh optical networks

Author Eric Bouillet … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, England Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

 	 Path routing in mesh optical networks

This book discusses Transport networks evolved from DCS (Digital Cross connect Systems) based mesh architectures, to SONET/SDH (Synchronous Optical Networking/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) ring architectures in the 1990′s. In the past few years, technological advancements in optical transport switches have allowed service providers to support the same fast recovery in mesh networks previously available in ring networks while achieving better capacity efficiency and resulting in lower capital cost. Optical transport networks today not only provide trunking capacity to higher layer networks, such as inter router connectivity in an IP centric infrastructure, but also support efficient routing and fast failure recovery of high bandwidth services. This is possible due to the emergence of optical network elements that have the intelligence required to efficiently control the network. Optical mesh networks will enable a variety of dynamic services such as bandwidth on demand, Just In Time bandwidth, bandwidth scheduling, bandwidth brokering, and optical virtual private networks that open up new opportunities for service providers and their customers alike.”Path Routing in Mesh Optical Networks” combines both theoretical as well as practical aspects of routing and dimensioning for mesh optical networks. All authors have worked as technical leaders for the equipment vendor Tellium who implemented such capabilities in its product, and whose product was deployed in service provider networks. “Path Routing in Mesh Optical Networks” presents an in depth treatment of a specific class of optical networks, i.e. path oriented mesh optical networks. This book focuses on routing and recovery, dimensioning, performance analysis and availability in mesh optical networks. It explains and analyses routing specifically associated with Dedicated Backup Path Protection (DBPP) and Shared Backup Path Protection (SBPP) recovery architectures. As most of the core backbone networks evolve to mesh topologies utilizing intelligent network elements for provisioning and recovery of services, “Path Routing in Mesh Optical Networks” will be an invaluable tool for both researchers and engineers in the industry who are responsible for designing, developing, deploying and maintaining mesh optical networks.It will also be a useful reference book for graduate students and university professors who are interested in optical networks or telecommunications networking.With a foreword by Professor Wayne D. Grover, author of the book “Mesh Based Survivable Networks”.

An introduction to 3D computer vision techniques and algorithms

Author Boguslaw Cyganek, J. Paul Siebert.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

An introduction to 3D computer vision techniques and algorithms

Computer vision encompasses the construction of integrated vision systems and the application of vision to problems of real-world importance. The process of creating 3D models is still rather difficult, requiring mechanical measurement of the camera positions or manual alignment of partial 3D views of a scene. However using algorithms, it is possible to take a collection of stereo-pair images of a scene and then automatically produce a photo-realistic, geometrically accurate digital 3D model. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods, theories and algorithms of 3D computer vision. Almost every theoretical issue is underpinned with practical implementation or a working algorithm using pseudo-code and complete code written in C++ and MatLab[registered]. There is the additional clarification of an accompanying website with download able software, case studies and exercises.Organized in three parts, Cyganek and Siebert give a brief history of vision research, and subsequently: present basic low-level image processing operations for image matching, including a separate chapter on image matching algorithms; explain scale-space vision, as well as space reconstruction and multi view integration; demonstrate a variety of practical applications for 3D surface imaging and analysis; and, provide concise appendices on topics such as the basics of projective geometry and tensor calculus for image processing, distortion and noise in images plus image warping procedures.”An Introduction to 3D Computer Vision Algorithms and Techniques” is a valuable reference for practitioners and programmers working in 3D computer vision, image processing and analysis as well as computer visualization. It would also be of interest to advanced students and researchers in the fields of engineering, computer science, clinical photography, robotics, graphics and mathematics.

Signal integrity and radiated emission of high-speed digital systems

Author Spartaco Caniggia, Francescaromana Maradei.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

Signal integrity and radiated emission of high-speed digital systems

Before putting digital systems for information technology or telecommunication applications on the market, an essential requirement is to perform tests in order to comply with the limits of radiated emission imposed by the standards. This book provides an investigation into signal integrity (SI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems. Topics such as reflections, crosstalk, switching noise and radiated emission (RE) in high-speed digital systems are covered, which are essential for IT and telecoms applications. The highly important topic of modelling is covered which can reduce costs by enabling simulation data to demonstrate that a product meets design specifications and regulatory limits. According to the new European EMC directive, this can help to avoid the expensive use of large semi-anechoic chambers or open area test sites for radiated emission assessments.Following a short introduction to signalling and radiated interference in digital systems, the book provides a detailed characterization of logic families in terms of static and dynamic characteristic useful for modelling techniques.Crosstalk in multi-coupled line structures is investigated by analytical, graphical and circuit-based methods, and techniques to mitigate these phenomena are provided. Grounding, filtering and shielding with multilayer PCBs are also examined and design rules given.This title is written by authors with extensive experience in industry and academia. It explains basic conceptual problems from a theoretical and practical point of view by using numerous measurements and simulations. It presents models for mathematical and SPICE-like circuit simulators. It provides examples of using full-wave codes for SI and RE investigations. It features companion website containing lists of codes and sample material. “Signal Integrity and Radiated Emission of High-Speed Digital Systems” is a valuable resource to industrial designers of information technology, telecommunication equipment and automation equipment as well as to development engineers. It will also be of interest to managers and designers of consumer electronics, and researchers in electronics.

Power system dynamics : stability and control, 2nd ed.

Author Jan Machowski, Janusz W. Bialek, James R. Bumby.
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

 	 Power system dynamics : stability and control

“This book is the fully revised and updated second edition of “Power System Dynamics and Stability” published in 1997. The modified title “Power System Dynamics: Stability and Control” reflects a slight shift in focus from solely describing power system dynamics to the means of dealing with them. The book has been expanded by about a third to include: a new chapter on wind power generation; a new section on wide-area measurement systems (WAMS) and their application for real-time control; an overview of lessons learned from wide-spread blackouts affecting North America and Europe in 2003, 2004 and 2006; enhanced treatment of voltage stability and control, and frequency stability and control; application of Lyapunov direct method to analyse and enhance stability of multi-machine power systems; and expanded coverage of steady-state stability using eigenvalue analysis, including modal analysis of dynamic equivalents.The book continues the successful approach of the first edition by progressing from simplicity to complexity. It places the emphasis first on understanding the underlying physical principles before proceeding to more complex models and algorithms. The reader will appreciate the authors’ accessible approach as the book is illustrated by over 400 diagrams and a large number of examples. “Power System Dynamics: Stability and Control, Second Edition” is an essential resource for graduates of electrical engineering. It is also a clear and comprehensive reference text for undergraduate students, and for practising engineers and researchers who are working in electricity companies or in the development of power system technologies.

Beginning game programming with Flash

Author Lakshmi Prayaga & Hamsa Suri
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Beginning game programming with Flash

“Are you new to the game programming or multi media field? Then, this book is for you! “Beginning Game Programming with Flash” is the first book written for introductory game programming and multi media students interested in learning how to use Flash to create games. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions walk you through each step of the game building process. Since there is a known learning curve associated with Flash, this book was created to alleviate the frustration and allow readers to get comfortable with the GUI. The games used in this book cover all essential elements of game programming through action script and through the GUI interface of Flash. “Beginning Game Programming with Flash” is an ideal read for users who are ready to learn more about the GUI and make programming games an enjoyable experience.

Electric power distribution reliability, 2nd ed.

Author Richard E. Brown
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC ; London : Taylor & Francis [distributor]

Electric power distribution reliability

Electric Power Distribution Reliability” remains the only book that is completely dedicated to distribution system reliability. Expanded and revised, this second edition features a history of reliability indices, updated benchmarking information, guidelines for using the IEEE 2.5 Beta methodology, comprehensive treatment of storm hardening, and a detailed section on overhead to underground conversion. It also contains a new chapter on aging infrastructure, with an extensive discussion on how to effectively manage equipment when it nears the end of its useful life.

Power system relaying, 3rd ed.

Author Stanley H. Horowitz, Arun G. Phadke.
Place of Publication Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley/Research Studies Press

Power system relaying

The previous two editions of “Power System Relaying” offer comprehensive and accessible coverage of the theory and fundamentals of relaying and have been widely adopted on university and industry courses worldwide. With the third edition, the authors have added new and detailed descriptions of power system phenomena such as stability, system-wide protection concepts and discussion of historic outages. “Power System Relaying, 3rd Edition” continues its role as an outstanding textbook on power system protection for senior and graduate students in the field of electric power engineering and a reference book for practising relay engineers.This book provides the student with an understanding of power system protection principles and an insight into the phenomena involved. It discusses in detail the emerging technologies of adaptive relaying, hidden failures, wide area measurement, global positioning satellites and the specific application of digital devices. It includes relay designs such as electromechanical, solid-state and digital relays to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each.It re-examines traditional equipment protection practices to include new concepts such as transmission line differential protection, load encroachment on distance relay characteristics, distributed generation systems, and techniques to improve protection system response to power system events. It analyzes system performance through oscillographs and alarms schemes. It features problems to be worked through at the end of each chapter.

Security in wireless mesh networks

Author edited by Yan Zhang, Jun Zheng, Honglin Hu.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Security in wireless mesh networks

Wireless Mesh Networks is a new topic believed to be a promising technology that will play an increasingly important role in the next generation of wireless mobile networks. “Security in Wireless Mesh Networks” provides an introduction to security issues, recent advancements, and future directions. This book examines the emerging standards of security, addressing such topics as authentication, access control and authorization, attacks, privacy and trust, encryption, key management, identity management, DoS attacks, intrusion detection and protection, secure routing, security standards, security policy, and more. This text also presents numerous case studies as well as various applications.

Phishing and countermeasures : understanding the increasing problem of electronic identity theft

Author edited by Markus Jakobsson, Steven Myers.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley-Interscience

Phishing and countermeasures : understanding the increasing problem of electronic identity theft

“Phishing and Counter-Measures” discusses how and why phishing is a threat, and presents effective countermeasures. Showing you how phishing attacks have been mounting over the years, how to detect and prevent current as well as future attacks, this text focuses on corporations who supply the resources used by attackers. The authors subsequently deliberate on what action the government can take to respond to this situation and compare adequate versus inadequate countermeasures.

Requirements engineering : from system goals to UML models to software specifications

Author Axel van Lamsweerde.
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley

Requirements engineering : from system goals to UML models to software specifications

“The book presents both the current state of the art in requirements engineering and a systematic method for engineering high-quality requirements, broken down into four parts. The first part introduces fundamental concepts and principles including the aim and scope of requirements engineering, the products and processes involved, requirements qualities to aim at and flaws to avoid, and the critical role of requirements engineering in system and software engineering. The second part of the book is devoted to system modeling in the specific context of engineering requirements. It presents a multi-view modeling framework that integrates complementary techniques for modeling the system-as-is and the system-to-be.The third part of the book reviews goal-based reasoning techniques to support the various steps of the KAOS method. The fourth part of the book goes beyond requirements engineering to discuss the mapping from goal-oriented requirements to software specifications and to software architecture.Online resources will accompany the book and will add value to both classroom and self-study by enabling students to build models and specifications involved in the book’s exercises and case studies, helping them to discover the latest RE technology solutions. Instructor resources such as slides, solutions, models and animations will be available from an accompanying website.

CMOS : mixed signal circuit design, 2nd ed.

Author R. Jacob Baker
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley ; IEEE Press

CMOS : mixed signal circuit design

This work is an important continuation to “CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation”. The power of mixed-signal circuit designs, and perhaps the reason they are replacing analog-only designs in the implementation of analog interfaces, comes from the marriage of analog circuits with digital signal processing. This book builds on the fundamental material in the author’s previous book, “CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation”, to provide a solid textbook and reference for mixed-signal circuit design. The coverage is both practical and in-depth, integrating experimental, theoretical, and simulation examples to drive home the why and the how of doing mixed-signal circuit design.Some of the highlights of this book include: a practical/theoretical approach to mixed-signal circuit design with an emphasis on oversampling techniques; an accessible and useful alternative to hard-to-digest technical papers without losing technical depth; coverage of delta-sigma data converters, custom analog and digital filter design, design with submicron CMOS processes, and practical at-the-bench deadbug prototyping techniques; and hundreds of worked examples and questions covering all areas of mixed-signal circuit design. A helpful companion Web site provides worked solutions to textbook problems, SPICE simulation netlist examples, and discussions concerning mixed-signal circuit design.

Wireless mesh networking

Author George Agg?elou.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Wireless mesh networking

An in-depth tutorial on wireless mesh networking that is now being implemented throughout the U.S. Authored by a global team of wireless experts from both industry and academia, this tutorial provides a complete roadmap to wireless mesh network design and operation. “Wireless Mesh Networking” details basic principles and protocols, unpacks the key standards, and provides guidance on every aspect of network operation, from antenna technology to software, to energy management.

Starting out with Python

Author Tony Gaddis
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Addison Wesley

Starting out with Python

In Starting Out with Python(R), Tony Gaddis’ evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs. Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.

Database design and implementation

Author Edward Sciore
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Database design and implementation

“Covering the traditional database system concepts from a systems perspective, this book addresses the functionality that database systems provide as well as what algorithms and design decisions will best implement their functionality. It describes what Java tools and techniques will best help developers build an application that uses a database system. It contains a fully functional database system that allows readers to examine and modify the code.

The Mac hacker’s handbook

Author Charlie Miller, Dino A. Dai Zovi
Place of Publication Indianapolis, IN
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

The Mac hacker's handbook

As more and more vulnerabilities are found in the Mac OS X (Leopard) operating system, security researchers are realizing the importance of developing proof-of-concept exploits for those vulnerabilities. This unique tome is the first book to uncover the flaws in the Mac OS X operating system – and how to deal with them. Written by two white hat hackers, this book is aimed at making vital information known so that you can find ways to secure your Mac OS X systems, and examines the sorts of attacks that are prevented by Leopard’s security defenses, what attacks aren’t, and how to best handle those weaknesses.

Multimedia data mining : a systematic introduction to concepts and theory

Author Zhongfei Zhang, Ruofei Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Multimedia data mining : a systematic introduction to concepts and theory

Collecting the latest developments in the field, “Multimedia Data Mining: A Systematic Introduction to Concepts and Theory” defines multimedia data mining, its theory, and its applications. Two of the most active researchers in multimedia data mining explore how this young area has rapidly developed in recent years. The book first discusses the theoretical foundations of multimedia data mining, presenting commonly used feature representation, knowledge representation, statistical learning, and soft computing techniques. It then provides application examples that showcase the great potential of multimedia data mining technologies. In this part, the authors show how to develop a semantic repository training method and a concept discovery method in an imagery database. They demonstrate how knowledge discovery helps achieve the goal of imagery annotation.The authors also describe an effective solution to large-scale video search, along with an application of audio data classification and categorization.This novel, self-contained book examines how the merging of multimedia and data mining research can promote the understanding and advance the development of knowledge discovery in multimedia data.

Digital privacy: theory, technologies, and practices

Author edited by Alessandro Acquisti … [et al.]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Auerbach Publications

Digital privacy: theory, technologies, and practices

Throughout recent years, a continuously increasing amount of personal data has been made available through different Web sites around the world. Although the availability of personal information has created several advantages, it can be easily misused and may lead to violations of privacy. Privacy, as a fundamental human right, must be protected. With growing interest in this area, “Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies, and Practices” addresses this timely issue, providing information on state-of-the-art technologies, best practices, and research results, as well as legal, regulatory, and ethical issues. This book features contributions from experienced experts in academia, industry, and government.

AI game engine programming, 2nd ed.

Author Brian Schwab
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology, PTR/CRM

AI game engine programming

“A fully revised update to the first edition, “AI Game Engine Programming, Second Edition” provides game developers with the tools and information they need to create modern game AI engines. Covering the four principle elements of game artificial intelligence, the book takes you from theory to actual game development, going beyond merely discussing how a technique might be used. Beginning with a clear definition of game AI, you’ll learn common terminology, the underlying concepts of AI, and you’ll explore the different parts of the game AI engine. You’ll then take a look at AI design considerations, solutions, and even common pitfalls genre-by-genre, covering the majority of modern game genres and examining concrete examples of AI used in actual commercial games. Finally, you’ll study actual code implementations for each AI technique presented, both in skeletal form and as part of a real-world example, to learn how it works in an actual game engine and how it can be optimized in the future. Written for experienced game developers with a working knowledge of C++, data structures, and object oriented programming, “AI Game Engine Programming, Second Edition” will expand your AI knowledge and skills from start to finish.

3D game programming for teens, 2nd ed.

Author Maneesh Sethi and Eric Grebler
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Course Technology/Cengage Learning

3D game programming for teens

Do you love video games? Do you want to learn how to make them yourself? Welcome to “3D Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition”, a how-to resource for anyone interested in creating a video game. Written specifically for beginners in an easy-to-follow way, the book teaches you basic programming, graphic design, and 3D modeling so that you can design and develop your very own games. You’ll begin with an introduction to some simple programming concepts using the Blitz3D language. Then you’ll learn about graphics creation for games using CorelDRAW and Photopaint. Finally you’ll explore basic 3D modeling with Autodesk 3ds Max, and you’ll learn how to enhance your games with sound effects, collisions, and more. “3D Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition” walks you through the game programming process step-by-step, with each new technique building upon the previous ones. The final chapter of the book shows you how to put all your new knowledge together and build your own full game! All you need to get started are some basic computer skills and a love of games. No previous programming experience is required! .

Optimizing processes with RFID and auto ID : fundamentals, problems and solutions, example applications

Author editors, Norbert Bartneck, Volker Klaas, Holger Schoenherr ; executive editor, Markus Weinlaender.
Place of Publication Erlangen
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Publicis

Optimizing processes with RFID and auto ID : fundamentals, problems and solutions, example applications

This is a textbook with a hands-on approach that leads students through the gradual construction of a complete and working computer system including the hardware platform and the software hierarchy.In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, “The Elements of Computing Systems” gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as it comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system.Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up.In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture.

A concise introduction to image processing using C++

Author Meiqinq Wang; Choi-Hong Lai.
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

A concise introduction to image processing using C++

“A Concise Intro to Image Processing using C++” presents state-of-the-art image processing methodology, including current industrial practices for image compression, image de-noising methods based on partial differential equations, and new image compression methods such as fractal image compression and wavelet compression. It includes elementary concepts of image processing and related fundamental tools with coding examples as well as exercises. With a particular emphasis on illustrating fractal and wavelet compression algorithms, the text covers image segmentation, object recognition, and morphology. An accompanying CD-ROM contains code for all algorithms.

Principles of digital image processing : core algorithms

Author Wilhelm Burger, Mark J. Burge.
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Springer

 Principles of digital image processing : core algorithms

This easy-to-follow textbook is the second of 3 volumes which provide a modern, algorithmic introduction to digital image processing, designed to be used both by learners desiring a firm foundation on which to build, and practitioners in search of critical analysis and modern implementations of the most important techniques. It extends the introductory material presented in the first volume (Fundamental Techniques) with additional techniques that form part of the standard image processing toolbox. The textbook presents a critical selection of algorithms, illustrated explanations and concise mathematical derivations, for readers to gain a deeper understanding of the topic. It also encourages the reader to actively construct and experiment with the algorithms to develop their understanding for how to use these methods in the real world.This reader-friendly text will equip undergraduates with a deeper understanding of the topic as well as being valuable for further developing knowledge for self-study.

The Internet of things : from RFID to the next-generation pervasive networked systems

Author edited by Lu Yan … [et al.]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Auerbach Publications

The Internet of things : from RFID to the next-generation pervasive networked systems

The realization of the internet of things – a world in which billions of objects will report their location, identity, and history over wireless connections – will require dramatic changes in systems, architectures, and communications. Although RFID has already laid the foundation for this, further research and development is needed to enable such a pervasive networking world, which should be flexible, adaptive, and secure. Reflecting current trends and future directions in the industry, “The Internet of Things” provides a comprehensive technical and practical guide to recent advances in pervasive networked systems through detailed discussions, real-world case studies, and experience reports.

Architecting secure software systems

Author Asoke K. Talukder, Manish Chaitanya.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher CRC Press

Architecting secure software systems

Once regarded as an afterthought, today, security is considered an integral part of software development that must start at the requirements gathering phase. This book covers all aspects of embedding security into an application as it is programmed, using any of the main platforms of today including UNIX, Java, and .NET. Bringing decades of experience to this resource, the authors cover all aspects of building a secured and safe system from the ground up through the whole security lifecycle. They explain how to develop applications that secure themselves and how to build programs that cannot be used as conduits for malicious hacks.

HSPA performance and evolution : a practical perspective

Author Pablo Tapia … [et al.]
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

HSPA performance and evolution : a practical perspective

Written from an operator’s viewpoint, “HSPA Performance and Evolution” explores the lessons learned and techniques developed for optimally deploying HSPA (High Speed Packet Access). The essential distinctions between rolling out HSPA compared to earlier UMTS and GSM technologies are explained covering the many issues that must be specifically handled. Areas in standards which have been left open for interpretation, causing significant differences between vendor implementations, are identified and solutions explored. This book is invaluable in enabling wireless operators to extract maximum performance offered by 3GPPs HSPA radio technology, consisting of both downlink (HSDPA) and uplink (HSUPA) elements.It focuses on real world performance, sharing practical implementation methods and tradeoffs for deploying, optimizing and maintaining networks using the HSPA air interface; examines algorithms, equipment and performance perspectives to identify and explain HSPA; measures performance and sets network parameters for optimal tradeoffs; presents results from practical and real world network performances; and, explores the evolution of HSPA technology into HSPA+ and eventually next generation LTE technologies.

Digital signal processors : architecture, programming and applications, 3rd ed.

Author B. Venkataramani, M. Bhaskar.
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill Pub

Digital signal processors : architecture, programming and applications

 




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