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Instrumentation design studies
Recommending faculty: Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi (ChE 182)

Author Ernest O. Doebelin
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher CRC Press

Integrating physical modeling, mathematical analysis, and computer simulation, Instrumentation Design Studies explores a wide variety of specific and practical instrumentation design situations. The author uses MATLAB® and SIMULINK® for dynamic system simulation, Minitab® for statistical applications, and Mathcad for general engineering computations. Rather than consult the extensive manuals of these software packages, readers can access handy, sharply focused material in the appendices to assist in comprehension.

After introducing the techniques behind the design of experiments (DOE), the book discusses several technologies for implementing vibration isolation, the design of a high-accuracy pressure transducer, and the use of cold-wire thermometers for measuring rapidly fluctuating fluid temperatures. It then focuses on a basic piezoelectric actuator that provides translational motions up to about 1mm full scale with nanometer resolution, before covering instruments used to measure the viscosity of liquids as well as two special classes of microphones (infrasonic and ultrasonic) and their important specialized applications. The book also presents statistical tools, such as hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, for experiments; the design and applications of thrust stands for measuring vector forces and torques; and the analysis and simulation of a shock calibrator. It concludes with a discussion of how shock testing machines can help reduce or prevent mechanical failures.

Spanning system dynamics, measurement, and control, this book addresses the needs of practicing engineers working in instrumentation fields. It focuses on instruments for various applications, from geophysics to mechanical and aerospace engineering.


Classical feedback control with MATLAB and Simulink 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors Boris Lurie, Paul Enright
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

This second edition textbook describes the design and implementation of high-performance feedback controllers for engineering systems. It emphasizes the frequency-domain design and methods based on Bode integrals, loop shaping, and nonlinear dynamic compensation. The authors include many problems and offer practical applications, illustrations, and plots with MATLAB simulation and design examples. This text contains homework problems accompanied by actual solutions. Examples include case studies and real-world situations.


Harley Hahn’s guide to Unix and Linux

Author Harley Hahn
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Harley Hahn’s Guide to Unix and Linux is a modern, comprehensive text for anyone who wants to learn how to use Unix or Linux. The book is suitable as a primary or secondary textbook for classroom use, as well as for readers who want to teach themselves. The text covers all the basic concepts and tools Unix/Linux users need to master: Unix vs Linux, GUIs, the command line interface, the online manual, syntax, the shell, standard I/O and redirection, pipes and filters, vi, the Unix file system, and job control.

Hahn offers a thoroughly readable approach to teaching Unix & Linux by emphasizing core ideas and carefully explaining unfamiliar terminology. The book walks readers through Unix & Linux systems from the very beginning, assuming no prior knowledge and laying out material in a logical, straightforward manner. An experienced author, Hahn writes in a clear, engaging, and student-friendly style, resulting in a text that is both easy and entertaining to read. Motivating pedagogy, such as “What’s in a Name?” boxes and highlighted Hints provide readers with interesting background and helpful tips. For additional resources, readers can visit the author’s website at www.mhhe.com/harleyhahn


Bayesian artificial intelligence 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Kevin B. Korb, Ann E. Nicholson
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Updated and expanded, Bayesian Artificial Intelligence, Second Edition provides a practical and accessible introduction to the main concepts, foundation, and applications of Bayesian networks. It focuses on both the causal discovery of networks and Bayesian inference procedures. Adopting a causal interpretation of Bayesian networks, the authors discuss the use of Bayesian networks for causal modeling. They also draw on their own applied research to illustrate various applications of the technology.

New to the Second Edition

 

  • New chapter on Bayesian network classifiers
  • New section on object-oriented Bayesian networks
  • New section that addresses foundational problems with causal discovery and Markov blanket discovery
  • New section that covers methods of evaluating causal discovery programs
  • Discussions of many common modeling errors
  • New applications and case studies
  • More coverage on the uses of causal interventions to understand and reason with causal Bayesian networks

Illustrated with real case studies, the second edition of this bestseller continues to cover the groundwork of Bayesian networks. It presents the elements of Bayesian network technology, automated causal discovery, and learning probabilities from data and shows how to employ these technologies to develop probabilistic expert systems.

Web Resource
The book’s website at www.csse.monash.edu.au/bai/book/book.html offers a variety of supplemental materials, including example Bayesian networks and data sets. Instructors can email the authors for sample solutions to many of the problems in the text.


Clinical trial data analysis using R
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Ding-Geng (Din) Chen, Karl E. Peace
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC Press

Too often in biostatistical research and clinical trials, a knowledge gap exists between developed statistical methods and the applications of these methods. Filling this gap, Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R provides a thorough presentation of biostatistical analyses of clinical trial data and shows step by step how to implement the statistical methods using R. The book’s practical, detailed approach draws on the authors’ 30 years of real-world experience in biostatistical research and clinical development.

Each chapter presents examples of clinical trials based on the authors’ actual experiences in clinical drug development. Various biostatistical methods for analyzing the data are then identified. The authors develop analysis code step by step using appropriate R packages and functions. This approach enables readers to gain an understanding of the analysis methods and R implementation so that they can use R to analyze their own clinical trial data.

With step-by-step illustrations of R implementations, this book shows how to easily use R to simulate and analyze data from a clinical trial. It describes numerous up-to-date statistical methods and offers sound guidance on the processes involved in clinical trials.


Graphs & digraphs 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Prospero Naval Jr.

Authors Gary Chartrand, Linda Lesniak, Ping Zhang
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman and Hall/CRC

Continuing to provide a carefully written, thorough introduction, Graphs & Digraphs, Fifth Edition expertly describes the concepts, theorems, history, and applications of graph theory. Nearly 50 percent longer than its bestselling predecessor, this edition reorganizes the material and presents many new topics.

New to the Fifth Edition

 

  • New or expanded coverage of graph minors, perfect graphs, chromatic polynomials, nowhere-zero flows, flows in networks, degree sequences, toughness, list colorings, and list edge colorings
  • New examples, figures, and applications to illustrate concepts and theorems
  • Expanded historical discussions of well-known mathematicians and problems
  • More than 300 new exercises, along with hints and solutions to odd-numbered exercises at the back of the book
  • Reorganization of sections into subsections to make the material easier to read
  • Bolded definitions of terms, making them easier to locate

Despite a field that has evolved over the years, this student-friendly, classroom-tested text remains the consummate introduction to graph theory. It explores the subject’s fascinating history and presents a host of interesting problems and diverse applications.


Fundamentals of microfabrication and nanotechnology. Volume II, Manufacturing techniques for microfabrication and nanotechnology 3rd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Marc J. Madou
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher CRC Press

Designed for science and engineering students, Manufacturing Techniques for Microfabrication and Nanotechnology focuses on emerging trends in processes for fabricating MEMS and NEMS devices. The book reviews different forms of lithography, subtractive material removal processes, and additive technologies, detailing those that differ the most from the miniaturization processes used to fashion ICs. Both top-down and bottom-up fabrication processes are exhaustively covered and the merits of the different approaches are compared. Readers should use this color volume as a guide to help establish the appropriate fabrication technique for any type of micro- or nano-machine.

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