CS & EEE NEW BOOKS: AUGUST 2008 (part 1)



Antenna theory : analysis and design, 3rd ed.

Author Constantine A. Balanis
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Wiley

* New coverage of microstrip antennas provides information essential to a wide variety of practical designs of rectangular and circular patches, including computer programs.
* Applications of Fourier transform (spectral) method to antenna radiation.
* Updated material on moment methods, radar cross section, mutual impedances, aperture and horn antennas, compact range designs, and antenna measurements.

A New Emphasis on Design! Balanis features a tremendous increase in design procedures and equations. This presents a solid solution to the challenge of meeting real-life situations faced by engineers. Computer programs contained in the book-and accompanying software-have been developed to help engineers analyze, design, and visualize the radiation characteristics of antennas.

C : how to program, 4th ed.

Author H.M. Deitel
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.


Highly practical in approach, this book introduces learners to the fundamental notions of structured programming and software engineering.

It covers the full C language, key library functions, object-oriented programming in C++ and Java, and event-driven GUI programming in Java. For individuals beginning their mastery of C Programming.


100 NetBeans IDE tips and tricks

Author Ruth Kusterer (Editor)
Place of Publication Calif.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Sun Microsystems

The book covers 100 tips and tricks that were collected from NetBeans documentation, blogs, forums, and the NetBeans community. The 100 NetBeans Tips and Tricks book includes the following: Source Code Editing, Editor Insights, Navigation, Projects, Automate Tasks With Ant, GUI Builder, Look and Feel, Time Savers, Space Savers, Keyboard, Documentation and Help, Advanced and Miscellaneous, The NetBeans IDE 6.1 Installer.

A brief history of computing

Author Gerard O’Regan
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

This book traces the evolution of computation, from early civilisations 3000 B.C. to the latest key developments in modern times.
This useful and lively text provides a comprehensive introduction to the key topics in the history of computing, in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. It covers the significant areas and events in the field – from the ancient Egyptians through to the present day – and both gives the reader a flavour of the history and stimulates further study in the subject.

Ambient networks : co-operative mobile networking for the wireless world

Author Norbert Niebert (Editor)
Place of Publication Chichester, England
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

This book offers a complete and detailed overview of the Ambient Networking concept and its core technologies. The authors explain the problems with current mobile IP networks and the need for a new mobility-aware IP-based control architecture, before presenting the Ambient Networking concept itself and the business opportunities that it offers. The architecture, components, features and challenges of Ambient Networking are covered in depth, with comprehensive discussions of multi-radio access, generic Ambient Network signalling, mobility support, context and network management and built-in media delivery overlay control.

An introduction to Java programming and object-oriented application development

Author Richard A. Johnson
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

This text covers what students need to know about basic Java programming in a clear, straight-forward writing style.

Automata, logics, and infinite games

Author Erich Grädel (Editor)
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2002
Publisher Springer

A central aim and ever-lasting dream of computer science is to put the development of hardware and software systems on a mathematical basis which is both firm and practical. Such a scientific foundation is needed especially for the construction of reactive programs, like communication protocols or control systems.

For the construction and analysis of reactive systems an elegant and powerful theory has been developed based on automata theory, logical systems for the specification of nonterminating behavior, and infinite two-person games.

The 19 chapters presented in this multi-author monograph give a consolidated overview of the research results achieved in the theory of automata, logics, and infinite games during the past 10 years. Special emphasis is placed on coherent style, complete coverage of all relevant topics, motivation, examples, justification of constructions, and exercises.

Building embedded Linux systems

Author Karim Yaghmour
Place of Publication Beijing
Date of Publication c2003
Publisher O’Reilly

Linux(R) is being adopted by an increasing number of embedded systems developers, who have been won over by its sophisticated scheduling and networking, its cost-free license, its open development model, and the support offered by rich and powerful programming tools. While there is a great deal of hype surrounding the use of Linux in embedded systems, there is not a lot of practical information. “Building Embedded Linux Systems” is the first in-depth, hard-core guide to putting together an embedded system based on the Linux kernel. This indispensable book features arcane and previously undocumented procedures for:

  • Building your own GNU development toolchain
  • Using an efficient embedded development framework
  • Selecting, configuring, building, and installing a target-specific kernel
  • Creating a complete target root filesystem
  • Setting up, manipulating, and using solid-state storage devices
  • Installing and configuring a bootloader for the target
  • Cross-compiling a slew of utilities and packages
  • Debugging your embedded system using a plethora of tools and techniques

C++ programming : program design including data structures, 3rd ed.

Author D.S. Malik
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson Course Technology

Intended for a two-semester course covering CS1 and CS2 topics, this text contains numerous clear and complete explanations and examples. With a strong focus on problem-solving, the book offers comprehensive coverage of introductory C++ programming topics and then moves the students confidently into more advanced concepts. Each chapter contains classroom-tested pedagogical features, including full-color code and comments, syntax boxes with explanation and examples, and complete programming exercises. All programs and exercises have been quality assurance tested with Microsoft Visual C++ .NET, available as an optional compiler with the text.

Combinatorial optimization : theory and algorithms, 4th ed.

Author Bernhard Korte
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Springer

This comprehensive textbook on combinatorial optimization places special emphasis on theoretical results and algorithms with provably good performance, in contrast to heuristics. It has arisen as the basis of several courses on combinatorial optimization and more special topics at graduate level. It contains complete but concise proofs, also for many deep results, some of which did not appear in a textbook before. Many very recent topics are covered as well, and many references are provided. Thus this book represents the state of the art of combinatorial optimization.

This fourth edition is again significantly extended, most notably with new material on linear programming, the network simplex algorithm, and the max-cut problem. Many further additions and updates are included as well.

Computing essentials 2008 (Introductory ed.)

Author Timothy J. O’Leary
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Computing Essentials 2008 Intro edition is a computing concepts text that focuses on current coverage of a broad range of computing topics, including computer components, applications software, databases, storage devices, etc. This O’Leary concepts text provides a complete learning package focusing on the most important and essential concepts of information technology. Students are given a streamlined, concise, attractive approach to the fundamental issues surrounding the world of computing. Features include strong concept reinforecement, relevant research, new application-based material, easy-to-follow design and student friendly design. This text also correlates with SimNet Online, our online training and assessment program for office 2007 and also computing concepts!

Data protection and information lifecycle management

Author Tom Petrocelli
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This book introduces Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), a powerful new strategy for managing enterprise information based on its value over time.

Coverage includes

  • A complete, unique framework for considering and planning data protection
  • Understanding storage technology from the standpoint of data protection
  • Architecting more effective backup/restore solutions
  • Using remote copy and replication to keep data synchronized and support immediate failover to hot sites
  • Leveraging core computer security concepts and strategies to protect your most critical data
  • Securing your entire storage infrastructure, not just servers
  • Using policy-driven data protection and Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) to improve security and reduce cost
  • Using ILM to identify your highest-value data and choose the right ways to protect it.

Developing quality metadata : building innovative tools and workflow solutions

Author Cliff Wootton
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Focal Press

Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using several programming languages. For example, you can use shell scripting as part of the graphic arts and media production process, or you can use a popular spreadsheet application to drive your workflow. The concepts explored in this book are framed within the context of a multimedia professional working on the Web or in broadcasting, but they are relevant to anyone responsible for a growing library of content, be it audio-visual, text, or financial.


Computer security and penetration testing

Author Alfred Basta
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Thomson

This book is designed to give readers of all backgrounds and experience levels a well-researched and engaging introduction to the fascinating realm of network security. With real-world examples that reflect today’s most important and relevant security topics, Penetration Testing will address how and why people attack computers and networks, so that readers can be armed with the knowledge and techniques to successfully combat hackers. Because the world of information security changes so quickly and is often the subject of much hype, this book also aims to provide a clear differentiation between hacking myths and hacking facts. Straightforward in its approach, this valuable resource teaches the skills needed to go from hoping a system is secure to knowing that it is.

Cryptography and network security

Author Behrouz A. Forouzan
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

In this new first edition, well-known author Behrouz Forouzan uses his accessible writing style and visual approach to simplify the difficult concepts of cryptography and network security. Forouzan presents difficult security topics from the ground up. A gentle introduction to the fundamentals of number theory is provided in the opening chapters, paving the way for the student to move on to more complex security and cryptography topics. Difficult math concepts are organized in appendices at the end of each chapter so that students can first learn the principles, then apply the technical background. Hundreds of examples, as well as fully coded programs, round out a practical, hands-on approach which encourages students to test the material they are learning.

Customizable embedded processors : design technologies and applications

Author Paolo Ienne (Editor)
Place of Publication San Francisco, Calif.
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Customizable processors have been described as the next natural step in the evolution of the microprocessor business: a step in the life of a new technology where top performance alone is no longer sufficient to guarantee market success. Other factors become fundamental, such as time to market, convenience, energy efficiency, and ease of customization.
This book is the first to explore comprehensively one of the most fundamental trends which emerged in the last decade: to treat processors not as rigid, fixed entities, which designers include “as is” in their products; but rather, to build sound methodologies to tailor-fit processors to the specific needs of such products. This book addresses the goal of maintaining a very large family of processors, with a wide range of features, at a cost comparable to that of maintaining a single processor.
- First book to present comprehensively the major ASIP design methodologies and tools without any particular bias.
- Written by most of the pioneers and top international experts of this young domain.
- Unique mix of management perspective, technical detail, research outlook, and practical implementation.

Demystifying switched capacitor circuits

Author Mingliang (Michael) Liu
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher Newnes

This book helps engineers to grasp fundamental theories and design principles by presenting physical and intuitive explanations of switched-capacitor circuits. Numerous circuit examples are discussed and the author emphasizes the most important and fundamental principles involved in implementing state-of-the-art switched-capacitor circuits for analog signal processing and power management applications. Throughout the book, the author presents numerous step-by-step tutorials and gives practical design examples. While some quantitative analysis is necessary to understand underlying concepts, tedious mathematical equations and formal proofs are avoided. An intuitive appreciation for switched-capacitor circuits is achieved. Much of the existing information on contemporary switched-capacitor circuit applications is in the form of applications notes and data sheets for various switched-capacitor ICs. This book compiles such information in a single volume and coherently organizes and structures it. The author has his own website at www.mingliangliu.com.

Digital alias-free signal processing

Author Ivars Bilinskis
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher John Wiley

This book provides practical and comprehensive coverage of the theory and techniques behind alias-free digital signal processing.
“Key features: ” Analyses issues of sampling, randomised and pseudo-randomised quantisation and direct and indirectly randomised sampling. Examines periodic and hybrid sampling, including information on processing algorithms and potential limitations imposed by signal dynamics. Sets out leading methods and techniques for complexity reduced designs, in particular designs of large aperture sensor arrays, massive data acquisition and compression from a number of signal sources and complexity-reduced processing of non-uniform data. Presents examples of engineering applications using these techniques including spectrum analysis, waveform reconstruction and the estimation of various parameters, emphasising the importance of the technique for developing new technologies. Links DASP and traditional technologies by mapping them into embedded systems with standard inputs and outputs.

“Digital Alias-free Signal Processing” is ideal for practising engineers and researchers working on the development of digital signal processing applications at extended frequencies. It is also a valuable reference for electrical and computer engineering graduates taking courses in signal processing or digital signal processing.

Digital communications test and measurement : high-speed physical layer characterization

Author Dennis Derickson and Marcus Müller (editors)
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Prentice Hall


A Comprehensive Guide to Physical Layer Test and Measurement of Digital Communication Links

Readers will gain a thorough understanding of the inner workings of digital high-speed systems, and learn how the different aspects of such systems can be tested. The editors and contributors cover key areas in test and measurement of transmitters (digital waveform and jitter analysis and bit error ratio), receivers (sensitivity, jitter tolerance, and PLL/CDR characterization), and high-speed channel characterization (in time and frequency domain). Extensive illustrations are provided throughout.

Coverage includes:
* Signal integrity from a measurement point of view
* Digital waveform analysis using high bandwidth real-time and sampling (equivalent time) oscilloscopes
* Bit error ratio measurements for both electrical and optical links
* Extensive coverage on the topic of jitter in high-speed networks
* State-of-the-art optical sampling techniques for analysis of 100 Gbit/s + signals
* Receiver characterization: clock recovery, phase locked loops, jitter tolerance and transfer functions, sensitivity testing, and stressed-waveform receiver testing
* Channel and system characterization: TDR/T and frequency domain-based alternatives
* Testing and measuring PC architecture communication links: PCIexpress, SATA, and FB DIMM

Digital principles and logic design

Author A. Saha
Place of Publication Hingham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Infinity Science Press

This text/reference provides students and practicing engineers with an introduction to the classical methods of designing electrical circuits, but incorporates modern logic design techniques used in the latest microprocessors, microcontrollers, microcomputers, and various LSI components. The book provides a review of the classical methods e.g., the basic concepts of Boolean algebra, combinational logic and sequential logic procedures, before engaging in the practical design approach and the use of computer-aided tools. The book is enriched with numerous examples (and their solutions), over 500 illustrations, and includes a CD-ROM with simulations, additional figures, and third party software to illustrate the concepts discussed in the book.

* Designed as a text/reference to provide students and practicing engineers with information on both classical methods and modern industry applications
* Modern applications are discussed in detail, including Karnaugh maps, PLD notation (PAL, PLA, FPGA) and more * Covers fundamental topics as Boolean algebra, logic gates, flip-flops, minimization, etc.
* CD-ROM includes simulations, figures, and third-party software

Digital signal processors : architectures, implementations, and applications [International ed.]

Author Sen M. Kuo
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2005
Publisher Pearson/Prentice Hall

This book offers learners a hands-on approach to understanding architecture and programming of DSP processors, and the design of real-time DSP systems. It contains real-world applications, and implementation of DSP algorithms using both the fixed-point and floating-point processors.

Other topics include FIR Filtering, IIR Filtering, Fast Fourier Transforms. and Adaptive Filtering. For use as a desktop reference for practicing engineers to learn DSP concepts and to develop real-time applications at work.

Electrical grounding and bonding

Author J. Philip Simmons
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Cengage Learning

Written in accordance with the 2008 National Electrical Code, this new book provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the essential elements of electrical grounding and bonding. It examines the critical concepts of calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC tables, the use of grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, as well as various installations and sizing. Material is reader-friendly and is accompanied by straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts that foster understanding. A functional use of color and dynamic illustrations augments the book and further supports this thorough student- and professional-level approach to electrical grounding.

Electricity for refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning, 7th ed.

Author Russell E. Smith
Place of Publication Austalia
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Thomson/Delmar Learning

Ideal for students and beginning technicians, Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 6E zeroes in on the basic electrical principles necessary to understand today’s modern control systems. This extraordinarily practical approach allows readers to focus exclusively on the electronics information they will use in the field, without bogging them down in unnecessary theory. Newly-updated in direct response to user feedback, this edition now features all-new chapters on electrical safety, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting modern HVAC-R control systems and circuitry. A second color has also been added throughout the book to highlight “must-know” information for readers, such as the circuits being discussed in schematic diagrams, as well as the direction of the current flow within circuits. As in past editions, emphasis is on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures in order to enable readers to become highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technicians. A comprehensive glossary is also included to assist those who are new to the field in understanding and using industry terms.


Electrical wiring commercial, 13th ed.

Author Ray C. Mullin
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Updated to reference the 2008 National Electrical Code, this edition of Electrical Wiring – Commercial guides readers step-by-step through the basics of commercial wiring. With a practical, straightforward approach, and a new, full-color design that aids in complex wiring diagrams, this book provides more learning tools than ever before for the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional commercial electricians. With new coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as updated coverage of today’s important concepts like ground fault circuit interrupters, compact fluorescent lamps, motor burnout problems, and 2008 NEC grounding requirements, readers can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A complete set of commercial building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements and making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the commercial electricity industry.

Electrical wiring industrial, 13th ed.

Author Robert L. Smith
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

Updated to reference the 2008 National Electrical Code, this edition of Electrical Wiring Industrial guides readers step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building, making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, the book begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service, power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2008 National Electrical Code throughout the book shows readers how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Electrical wiring residential, 16th ed.

Author Ray C. Mullin
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

This bestselling book has already helped tens of thousands of readers to learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes, and it is now updated to comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code. Electrical Wiring Residential, 16E uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide readers step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today’s professional residential electricians. With new coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as updated coverage of today’s important concepts like ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, and 2008 NEC requirements for house wiring, readers can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A complete set of residential building plans is also included, offering opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements and making this an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the residential electricity industry.


Digital communications, 5th ed.

Author John G. Proakis
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This book offers an introduction to the analysis and design of digital communication systems. Updated with a discussion of modern technological advances, it provides detailed coverage of digital modulation and demodulation techniques, channel coding and decoding, source coding, spread spectrum signals, channel equalization, multiuser communications, and modulation and coding for fading multipath channels. A review of important topics in probability and stochastic processes is included.

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