New Circulation Books @ Engglib2 as of February 25, 2013


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Effective security management 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 253)

Author Charles A. Sennewald
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Effective Security Management, Fifth Edition teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. Charles Sennewald brings a time-tested blend of common sense, wisdom, and humor to this best-selling introduction to workplace dynamics. Working with a team of sterling contributors endowed with cutting-edge technological expertise, the book presents the most accurately balanced picture of a security manager’s duties. Its Jackass Management cartoons also wittily illustrate the array of pitfalls a new manager must learn to avoid in order to lead effectively. In short, this timely revision of a classic text retains all the strengths that have helped the book endure over the decades and adds the latest resources to support professional development.
* Includes a new chapter on the use of statistics as a security management tool
* Contains complete updates to every chapter while retaining the outstanding organization of the previous editions
* Recommended reading for The American Society for Industrial Security’s (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam


Numerical methods and optimization in finance
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez

Authors Manfred Gilli, Dietmar Maringer, Enrico Schumann
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

This book describes computational finance tools. It covers fundamental numerical analysis and computational techniques, such as option pricing, and gives special attention to simulation and optimization. Many chapters are organized as case studies around portfolio insurance and risk estimation problems.  In particular, several chapters explain optimization heuristics and how to use them for portfolio selection and in calibration of estimation and option pricing models. Such practical examples allow readers to learn the steps for solving specific problems and apply these steps to others. At the same time, the applications are relevant enough to make the book a useful reference. Matlab and R sample code is provided in the text and can be downloaded from the book’s website.

  • Shows ways to build and implement tools that help test ideas
  • Focuses on the application of heuristics; standard methods receive limited attention
  • Presents as separate chapters problems from portfolio optimization, estimation of econometric models, and calibration of option pricing models

Heuristic search : theory and applications
Recommending faculty: Dr. Adrian Roy L. Valdez (CS 180, CS 280)

Authors Stefan Edelkamp, Stefan Schrodl
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann

Search has been vital to artificial intelligence from the very beginning as a core technique in problem solving. The authors present a thorough overview of heuristic search with a balance of discussion between theoretical analysis and efficient implementation and application to real-world problems. Current developments in search such as pattern databases and search with efficient use of external memory and parallel processing units on main boards and graphics cards are detailed.

Heuristic search as a problem solving tool is demonstrated in applications for puzzle solving, game playing, constraint satisfaction and machine learning. While no previous familiarity with heuristic search is necessary the reader should have a basic knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and calculus. Real-world case studies and chapter ending exercises help to create a full and realized picture of how search fits into the world of artificial intelligence and the one around us.

*Provides real-world success stories and case studies for heuristic search algorithms *Includes many AI developments not yet covered in textbooks such as pattern databases, symbolic search, and parallel processing units


Performance evaluation of computer and communication systems
Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author Jean-Yves Le Boudec
Place of Publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher EPFL Press Boca Raton

This book is written for computer engineers and scientists active in the development of software and hardware systems. It supplies the understanding and tools needed to effectively evaluate the performance of individual computer and communication systems. It covers the theoretical foundations of the field as well as specific software packages being employed by leaders in the field.


Computing networks : from cluster to cloud computing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jasmine Malinao

Authors Pascale Vicat-Blanc … [et al.]
Place of Publication London, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher ISTE Hoboken, Wiley

“Computing Networks” explores the core of the new distributed computing infrastructures we are using today:  the networking systems of clusters, grids and clouds. It helps network designers and distributed-application developers and users to better understand the technologies, specificities, constraints and benefits of these different infrastructures’ communication systems.

Cloud Computing will give the possibility for millions of users to process data anytime, anywhere, while being eco-friendly. In order to deliver this emerging traffic in a timely, cost-efficient, energy-efficient, and reliable manner over long-distance networks, several issues such as quality of service, security, metrology, network-resource scheduling and virtualization are being investigated since 15 years. “Computing Networks” explores the core of clusters, grids and clouds networks, giving designers, application developers and users the keys to better construct and use these powerful infrastructures.


Nanoelectronics : nanowires, molecular electronics, and nanodevices

Editor Krzysztof Iniewski
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill,

This definitive volume addresses the state of the art in nanoelectronics, covering nanowires, molecular electronics, and nanodevices. Written by global experts in the field, Nanoelectronics discusses cutting-edge techniques and emerging materials, such as carbon nanotubes and quantum dots. This pioneering work offers a comprehensive survey of nanofabrication options for use in next-generation technologies.

Nanoelectronics covers:

  • Electrical properties of metallic nanowires
  • Electromigration defect nucleation in damascene copper interconnect lines
  • Carbon nanotube interconnects in CMOS integrated circuits
  • Printed organic electronics
  • One-dimensional nanostructure-enabled chemical sensing
  • Cross-section fabrication and analysis of nanoscale device structures and complex organic electronics
  • Microfabrication and applications of nanoparticle-doped conductive polymers
  • Single-electron conductivity in organic nanostructures for transistors and memories
  • Synthesis of molecular bioelectronic nanostructures
  • Nanostructured electrode materials for advanced Li-ion batteries
  • Quantum-dot devices based on carbon nanotubes
  • Carbon nanotubes as electromechanical actuators
  • Low-level nanoscale electrical measurements and ESD
  • Nanopackaging

Environmental impact assessment methodologies, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Matthew Oliver Ralp L. Dimal (EnE 280)

Authors Y. Anjaneyulu, Valli Manickam
Place of Publication Hyderabad, India
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher BS Publications Leiden

This Second Edition of Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies covers basic concepts and important methodologies. It details the prediction and assessment of impacts on soil and groundwater management, surface water management, biological environment, air environment, the impact of noise on the environment, and of socio-economic and human health impacts. This new edition contains an additional chapter on environmental risk assessment and risk management, a chapter on the application of remote sensing and GIS in EIA and a chapter with EIA case studies. Written clearly and concisely, it presents the fundamentals of EIA and how to apply these in practice. This volume is intended for a global audience of advanced students and practitioners in environmental management and planning.


Semiconductor physics and devices : basic principles 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: John Jude C. Laurito (MatE 121)

Author Donald A. Neamen
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

With its strong pedagogy, superior readability, and thorough examination of the physics of semiconductor material, “Semiconductor Physics and Devices, 4/e” provides a basis for understanding the characteristics, operation, and limitations of semiconductor devices. Neamen’s “Semiconductor Physics and Devices” deals with the electrical properties and characteristics of semiconductor materials and devices. The goal of this book is to bring together quantum mechanics, the quantum theory of solids, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics in a clear and understandable way.


Elementary linear algebra with supplemental applications 10th ed.
Recommending faculty: Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 136, ME 131)

Authors Howard Anton, Chris Rorres
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Wiley

Brand New Original Soft Cover Edition! Textbook wrapped in Tip Top Condition. Ship from Multiple Locations from Asia Countries. Shipping should take from 3-4 business days within US, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, and Singapore and other EU countries for ship with EXPEDITE. We do not ship to PO BOX, APO, FPO! Please leave your phone no. for quickly delivery.


Joe Celko’s SQL for smarties : advanced SQL programming 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo (EEE 13)

Author Joe Celko
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Elsevier

SQL for Smarties was hailed as the first book devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert. Now, 15 years later and in its fourth edition, this classic reference still reigns supreme as the only book written by a SQL master that teaches programmers and practitioners to become SQL masters themselves! These are not just tips and techniques; also offered are the best solutions to old and new challenges. Joe Celko conveys the way you need to think in order to get the most out of SQL programming efforts for both correctness and performance. New to the fourth edition, Joe features new examples to reflect the ANSI/ISO Standards so anyone can use it. He also updates data element names to meet new ISO-11179 rules with the same experience-based teaching style that made the previous editions the classics they are today.

KEY FEATURES

  • Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist who has given ten years service to the ANSI SQL standards committee
  • Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment, whether it is an SQL 92 or SQL 2008 environment
  • Offers tips for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges

Engineering materials 1 : an introduction to properties, applications, and design 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero (MetE 143)

Authors Michael F. Ashby, David R. H. Jones
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Widely adopted around the world, Engineering Materials 1 is a core materials science and engineering text for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students; it provides a broad introduction to the mechanical and environmental properties of materials used in a wide range of engineering applications. The text is deliberately concise, with each chapter designed to cover the content of one lecture. As in previous editions, chapters are arranged in groups dealing with particular classes of properties, each group covering property definitions, measurement, underlying principles, and materials selection techniques. Every group concludes with a chapter of case studies that demonstrate practical engineering problems involving materials.

Engineering Materials 1, Fourth Edition is perfect as a stand-alone text for a one-semester course in engineering materials or a first text with its companion Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, in a two-semester course or sequence.

New and Key Features Include:

  • Many new design case studies and design-based examples
  • Revised and expanded treatments of stress-strain, fatigue, creep, and corrosion
  • Additional worked examples-to consolidate, develop, and challenge
  • Compendia of results for elastic beams, plastic moments, and stress intensity factors
  • Many new photographs and links to Google Earth, websites, and video clips
  • Accompanying companion site with access to instructors’ resources, including a suite of interactive materials science tutorials, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book

Build your own small wind power system
Recommending faculty:Dr. Jordan Rel C. Orillaza (EE 157)

Authors Kevin Shea, Brian Clark Howard
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher McGraw-Hill

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP

Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use.

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You’ll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Challenges and impacts of small wind energy
  • Electricity, energy, and wind science
  • Determining if wind power is right for you
  • Site assessment
  • Financing small wind power
  • Permits and zoning
  • Wind turbine fundamentals
  • Choosing the right wind turbine for the job
  • Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers
  • Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Future developments in wind power

Practical software project estimation : a toolkit for estimating software development effort & duration
Recommending faculty: Dr. Susan Pancho-Festin (CS 191, CS 192)

Editor Peter R. Hill
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Based on data collected by the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG), Practical Software Project Estimation explains how to accurately forecast the size, cost, and schedule of software projects. Get expert advice on generating accurate estimates, minimizing risks, and planning and managing projects. Valuable appendixes provide estimation equations, delivery rate tables, and the ISBSG Repository demographics.

  • Verify project objectives and requirements
  • Determine, validate, and refine software functional size
  • Produce indicative estimates using regression equations
  • Predict effect and duration through comparison and analogy
  • Build estimation frameworks
  • Perform benchmarks using the ISBSG Repository
  • Compare IFPUG, COSMIC, and FiSMA sizing methods

Manufacturing engineering and technology
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Authors P Ramakrishna Rao
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Tata McGraw Hill

Analog Communications is a text that encompasses features that make study interest-ing for the student. The book enables the reader to develop an understanding of the principles of Communication, while enjoying the learning experience through the attractive format followed.


Manufacturing engineering and technology
Recommending faculty: Joseph Gerard T. Reyes (ME 136, ME 131)

Authors Craig Friedman, Sven Sandow.
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Chapman & Hall/CRC

Utility-Based Learning from Dataprovides a pedagogical, self-contained discussion of probability estimation methods via a coherent approach from the viewpoint of a decision maker who acts in an uncertain environment. This approach is motivated by the idea that probabilistic models are usually not learned for their own sake; rather, they are used to make decisions. Specifically, the authors adopt the point of view of a decision maker who

(i) operates in an uncertain environment where the consequences of possible outcomes are explicitly monetized,
(ii) bases his decisions on a probabilistic model, and
(iii) builds and assesses his models accordingly.

These assumptions are naturally expressed in the language of utility theory, which is well known from finance and decision theory. By taking this point of view, the book sheds light on and generalizes some popular statistical learning approaches, connecting ideas from information theory, statistics, and finance. It strikes a balance between rigor and intuition, conveying the main ideas to as wide an audience as possible.

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