New Reserve & Reference Books @ EnggLib2 as of Nov. 27, 2012


RESERVE BOOKS


Designing embedded systems with PIC microcontrollers : principles and applications
Recommending faculty: Roel Ocampo

Author Tim Wilmshurst
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

PIC microcontrollers are used worldwide in commercial and industrial devices. The 8-bit PIC which this book focuses on is a versatile work horse that completes many designs. An engineer working with applications that include a microcontroller will no doubt come across the PIC sooner rather than later. It is a must to have a working knowledge of this 8-bit technology.

This book takes the novice from introduction of embedded systems through to advanced development techniques for utilizing and optimizing the PIC family of microcontrollers in your device. To truly understand the PIC, assembly and C programming language must be understood. The author explains both with sample code and examples, and makes the transition from the former to the latter an easy one. This is a solid building block for future PIC endeavors.

New to the 2nd Edition:

  • Include end of chapter questions/activities moving from introductory to advanced
  • More worked examples
  • Includes PowerPoint slides for instructors
  • Includes all code snips on a companion web site for ease of use
  • A survey of 16/32-bit PICs
  • A project using ZigBee

RF microelectronics, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author Behzad Razavi
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

Wireless communication has become almost as ubiquitous as electricity, but RF design continues to challenge engineers and researchers. In the 15 years since the first edition of this classic text, the demand for higher performance has led to an explosive growth of RF design techniques. In RF Microelectronics, Second Edition, Behzad Razavi systematically teaches the fundamentals as well as the state-of-the-art developments in the analysis and design of RF circuits and transceivers.

Razavi has written the second edition to reflect today’s RF microelectronics, covering key topics in far greater detail. At nearly three times the length of the first edition, the second edition is an indispensable tome for both students and practicing engineers. With his lucid prose, Razavi now offers:

  • A stronger tutorial focus along with hundreds of examples and problems.
  • Teaches design as well as analysis with the aid of step-by-step design procedures and a chapter dedicated to the design of a dual-band WiFi transceiver
  • Describes new design paradigms and analysis techniques for circuits such as low-noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and frequency dividers

This edition’s extensive coverage includes brand new chapters on mixers, passive devices, integer-N synthesizers, and fractional-N synthesizers. Razavi’s teachings culminate in a new chapter that begins with WiFi’s radio specifications and, step by step, designs the transceiver at the transistor level.


Computer architecture : a quantitative approach, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Lester Nacu

Authors John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier

The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: mobile clients and cloud computing have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. The Fifth Edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Each chapter includes two real-world examples, one mobile and one datacenter, to illustrate this revolutionary change.

  • Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution
  • Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.
  • Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends (“What’s Next”)
  • Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.
  • Includes updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.

Data mining : concepts and techniques, 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Jasmine Malinao

Author Jiawei Han
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Elsevier

The increasing volume of data in modern business and science calls for more complex and sophisticated tools. Although advances in data mining technology have made extensive data collection much easier, it’s still always evolving and there is a constant need for new techniques and tools that can help us transform this data into useful information and knowledge.

Since the previous edition’s publication, great advances have been made in the field of data mining. Not only does the third of edition of Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques continue the tradition of equipping you with an understanding and application of the theory and practice of discovering patterns hidden in large data sets, it also focuses on new, important topics in the field: data warehouses and data cube technology, mining stream, mining social networks, and mining spatial, multimedia and other complex data. Each chapter is a stand-alone guide to a critical topic, presenting proven algorithms and sound implementations ready to be used directly or with strategic modification against live data. This is the resource you need if you want to apply today’s most powerful data mining techniques to meet real business challenges.

  • Presents dozens of algorithms and implementation examples, all in pseudo-code and suitable for use in real-world, large-scale data mining projects.
  • Addresses advanced topics such as mining object-relational databases, spatial databases, multimedia databases, time-series databases, text databases, the World Wide Web, and applications in several fields.
  • Provides a comprehensive, practical look at the concepts and techniques you need to get the most out of your data

Schaum’s outlines electric circuits, 5th ed.

Authors Mahmood Nahvi, Joseph A. Edminister
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • Outline format facilitates quick and easy review of electrical engineering
  • Hundreds of examples with explanations of electrical engineering concepts
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of electrical engineering
  • Appropriate for the following courses: Electric Circuits, Electric Circuit Fundamentals, Electric Circuit Analysis, Linear Circuits and Systems, Circuit Theory
  • Supports all the major textbooks for electrical engineering courses

Network simulation experiments manual, 3rd ed.

Author Emad Aboelela
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

The Network Simulation Experiments Manual takes this instructional tool a step further and provides detailed experiments on core networking topologies for use in this simulation environment. Various scenarios are presented within each topology: Review questions, suggested readings, a lab report, and exercises accompanying each assignment. The manual also comes with directions for downloading the free and easy-to-install OPNET IT Guru Academic Edition software. This software provides a virtual environment for modeling, analyzing, and predicting the performance of IT infrastructures, including applications, servers, and networking technologies. Prepared by Professor Emad Aboelela of the Taibah University, Saudi Arabia, the experiments in the manual are closely tied to the organization of Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Fifth Edition and, when used together, serve as a complete tool for understanding how and why computer networks function as they do.

  • Updated and expanded by an instructor who has used OPNET simulation tools in his classroom for numerous demonstrations and real-world scenarios.
  • Software download based on an award-winning product made by OPNET Technologies, Inc., whose software is used by thousands of commercial and government organizations worldwide, and by over 500 universities.
  • Useful experimentation for professionals in the workplace who are interested in learning and demonstrating the capability of evaluating different commercial networking products, i.e., Cisco routers.
  • Covers the core networking topologies and includes assignments on Switched LANs, Network Design, CSMA, RIP, TCP, Queuing Disciplines, Web Caching, etc.

REFERENCE BOOKS


Handbook of erosion modelling
Recommending faculty: Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Author Tim Wilmshurst
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Newnes/Elsevier

A study of erosion requires one to think in terms of microseconds to understand the mechanics of impact of a single raindrop on a soil surface, while landscapes form over periods of thousands of years. These processes operate on scales of millimetres for single raindrops to mega-metres for continents. Erosion modelling thus covers quite a lot of ground. This book introduces the conceptual and mathematical frameworks used to formulate models of soil erosion and uses case studies to show how models are applied to a variety of purposes at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The aim is to provide land managers and others with the tools required to select a model appropriate to the type and scale of erosion problem, to show what users can expect in terms of accuracy of model predictions and to provide an appreciation of both the advantages and limitations of models. Problems covered include those arising from agriculture, the construction industry, pollution and climatic change and range in scale from farms to small and large catchments. The book will also be useful to students and research scientists as an up-to-date review of the state-of-art of erosion modelling and, through a knowledge of how models are used in practice, in highlighting the gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in order to develop even better models.


Nanobiomaterials handbook
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MatE 197, MSE 298)

Editor Balaji Sitharaman
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Nanobiomaterials exhibit distinctive characteristics, including mechanical, electrical, and optical properties, which make them suitable for a variety of biological applications. Because of their versatility, they are poised to play a central role in nanobiotechnology and make significant contributions to biomedical research and healthcare. Nanobiomaterials Handbook offers a broad introduction for those new to the subject and serves as a useful reference for advanced professionals.

Analyzing major topics and disciplines in this arena, this volume:

  • Defines scope, current status, and future prospects of nanobiomaterials
  • Surveys nanobiomaterials and examines various synthesis and processing techniques important for developing nanobiomaterials
  • Explores the unique nanoscopic physicochemical properties of nanobiomaterials
  • Discusses potential applications, emphasizing unique challenges in the design, fabrication, and evaluation of biomaterials for a particular application or field
  • Provides a detailed overview of the interactions between bionanomaterials/biological systems and the biocompatibility issues associated with bionanomaterials

Applied plastics engineering handbook : processing and materials
Recommending faculty: Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Editor Myer Kutz
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/William Andrew

A practical reference for all plastics engineers who are seeking to answer a question, solve a problem, reduce a cost, improve a design or fabrication process, or even venture into a new market. Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook covers both polymer basics – helpful to bring readers quickly up to speed if they are not familiar with a particular area of plastics processing – and recent developments – enabling practitioners to discover which options best fit their requirements. Each chapter is an authoritative source of practical advice for engineers, providing authoritative guidance from experts that will lead to cost savings and process improvements.

Throughout the book, the focus is on the engineering aspects of producing and using plastics. The properties of plastics are explained along with techniques for testing, measuring, enhancing and analyzing them. Materials and additives are described as well as their characteristics and effects. The technologies and machinery used in processing operations are covered with reference to product design. And recent developments in a cross-section of applications demonstrate in a pragmatic way, the opportunities as well as the limitations of plastics.

  • Practical introductions to both core topics and new developments make this work equally valuable for newly qualified plastics engineers seeking the practical rules-of-thumb they don’t teach you in school, and experienced practitioners evaluating new technologies or getting up to speed on a new field.
  • The depth and detail of the coverage of new developments enables engineers and managers to gain knowledge of, and evaluate, new technologies and materials in key growth areas such as biomaterials and nanotechnology.
  • This highly practical handbook is set apart from other references in the field, being written by engineers for an audience of engineers and providing a wealth of real-world examples, best practice guidance and rules-of-thumb.

The security risk assessment handbook : a complete guide for performing security risk assessments, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Susan Pancho-Festin

Author Douglas Landoll
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Picking up where its bestselling predecessor left off, The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments, Second Edition gives you detailed instruction on how to conduct a risk assessment effectively and efficiently. Supplying wide-ranging coverage that includes security risk analysis, mitigation, and risk assessment reporting, this updated edition provides the tools needed to solicit and review the scope and rigor of risk assessment proposals with competence and confidence.

Trusted to assess security for leading organizations and government agencies, including the CIA, NSA, and NATO, Douglas Landoll unveils the little-known tips, tricks, and techniques used by savvy security professionals in the field. He details time-tested methods to help you:

  • Better negotiate the scope and rigor of security assessments
  • Effectively interface with security assessment teams
  • Gain an improved understanding of final report recommendations
  • Deliver insightful comments on draft reports

Practical antenna handbook, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Joseph Carr, George Hippisley
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics

Design and build your own antennas with the help of this unique guide. Updated and revised to provide clear answers to questions frequently asked by hobbyists and electronics technicians, Practical Antenna Handbook, Fifth Edition blends theoretical concepts with hands-on experience–requiring only high school mathematics

Reorganized to flow logically from broad physical principles to specific antenna design and construction techniques, the book begins by covering the fundamentals. Then the half-wave dipole is discussed both as an excellent antenna in its own right and as a conceptual tool for predicting the performance of other designs. Transmission line impedance matching techniques–and a companion Smith chart tutorial–lead into “must have” accessories for tuning, monitoring, and troubleshooting antenna system performance. Other tools, such as antenna modeling software and network analyzer add-ons for PCs and Macs, are addressed, and concluding chapters offer fresh insights into support structures and installation techniques.

NEW TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Characteristics of all-driven and parasitic arrays
  • Beverages and small MF/HF receiving loops
  • Top-loaded shunt-fed towers and other verticals
  • Theory and design of Yagi beams
  • Effect of real ground on propagation and antenna patterns, impedance, and efficiency
  • Lightning protection and four kinds of ground systems
  • Zoning and restrictive covenants

McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code 2011 handbook : based on the current 2011 National Electrical Code, 27th ed.
Recommending faculty: Bienvenido Malquisto Jr.

Authors Brian J. McPartland, Frederic P. Hartwell and Joseph F. McPartland
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Thoroughly revised and expanded with hundreds of pages of new material to reflect changes in the 2011 NEC, McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code 2011 Handbook, 27th Edition provides authoritative guidance and analysis to help you accurately interpret 2011 NEC rules. Co-author and working electrician, Frederic P. Hartwell, who has participated in the NEC process for almost thirty years, describes problems and difficulties in NEC provisions from an unbiased and practical perspective.

It does not duplicate NEC text and tables within its covers. Designed as an essential companion to the 2011 NEC, it contains over one-third more explanatory material and more than 1000 diagrams and photos within its convenient 6 x 9 inch format. Details on the background and rationale for specific code rules facilitate an in-depth understanding of the meaning and application of those rules. This must-have on-the-job reference helps your work pass inspection the first time.


Stallcup’s illustrated code changes : based on the NEC and related standards, 2011
Recommending faculty: Bienvenido Malquisto Jr.

Authors James G. Stallcup with James W. Stallcup
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

The 2011 Edition of the National Electrical Code® contains a range of complex revisions that electrical personnel and students must be made aware of. Stallcup’s® Illustrated Code Changes simplifies this process using clear, concise explanations and detailed full-color illustrations to explain hundreds of revisions. Following the organization of the 2011 NEC, Stallcup reviews each change in numerical order to correlate with the “Articles” and “Sections” as they appear in the Code in an effort to maximize student comprehension and make navigating the NEC quick and easy. Known as the most thorough Code change book available, Stallcup’s® offers expert descriptions on key topics such as wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, equipment for general use, and much more.


The guidebook for linemen and cablemen, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Ivan Cruz

Author Wayne Van Soelen
Place of Publication Clifton Park, N.Y.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Delmar Cengage Learning

The Guidebook for Linemen and Cablemen, 2nd Edition is the much needed solution for anyone working on or training to work on electrical utility circuits. Packaged as a convenient, single-volume reference guide on the operation of electrical utility systems, this book will give you what other resources won’t: practical coverage of the equipment and situations that power line workers are exposed to on a daily basis, with a focus on ensuring concepts are meaningful and applicable. This book also pays special attention to the order in which topics are addressed; simple concepts are explained first, and the book then builds upon these fundamentals to explain more complex theories, thereby setting a strong foundation for clearly understanding key rules and regulations. This text been updated to include the most current industry information available, including applications of recent technology. This book also contains in-depth exploration of the mechanical aspects of the job, such as working with rigging, trucks, stringing wire, and tree felling. The need for safety and training is highlighted throughout the book, resulting in a powerful resource for linemen, cable men, foremen, and others associated with the transmission and distribution departments of electric utility companies.


CRC standard mathematical tables and formulae, 32nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prospero Naval Jr.

Author Daniel Zwillinger
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

With over 6,000 entries, CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae, 32nd Edition continues to provide essential formulas, tables, figures, and descriptions, including many diagrams, group tables, and integrals not available online. This new edition incorporates important topics that are unfamiliar to some readers, such as visual proofs and sequences, and illustrates how mathematical information is interpreted. Material is presented in a multisectional format, with each section containing a valuable collection of fundamental tabular and expository reference material.

New to the 32nd Edition:

  • A new chapter on Mathematical Formulae from the Sciences that contains the most important formulae from a variety of fields, including acoustics, astrophysics, epidemiology, finance, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics
  • New material on contingency tables, estimators, process capability, runs test, and sample sizes
  • New material on cellular automata, knot theory, music, quaternions, and rational trigonometry
  • Updated and more streamlined tables

Retaining the successful format of previous editions, this comprehensive handbook remains an invaluable reference for professionals and students in mathematical and scientific fields.


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