New Circulation Books @ EnggLib1 as of February 25, 2013


Quantum engineering : theory and design of quantum coherent structures
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Bryan Alamani (ChE 143, ChE 144, ChE 297, ChE 298)

Authors Zagoskin, Alexandre M.
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press


Quantum engineering – the design and fabrication of quantum coherent structures – has emerged as a field in physics with important potential applications. This book provides a self-contained presentation of the theoretical methods and experimental results in quantum engineering. The book covers topics such as the quantum theory of electric circuits, theoretical methods of quantum optics in application to solid state circuits, the quantum theory of noise, decoherence and measurements, Landauer formalism for quantum transport, the physics of weak superconductivity and the physics of two-dimensional electron gas in semiconductor heterostructures. The theory is complemented by up-to-date experimental data to help put it into context. Aimed at graduate students in physics, the book will enable readers to start their own research and apply the theoretical methods and results to their current experimental situation.


Applied and computational fluid mechanics
Recommending faculty: Prof. Juvy Balbarona (ME 122)

Authors Post, Scott
Place of Publication Sudburry, Mass
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher Jones and Barlett Publishers


Designed for the fluid mechanics course for mechanical engineers or as a reference for professional engineers, this up to date text uses computer algorithms and applications to solve modern problems related to fluid flow, aerodynamics, and thermodynamics. Algorithms for numerical solutions of fluid problems (which can be implemented in programming environments such as MATLAB) will be used throughout the book, and it also includes an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, a well-established method in the design of heat transfer and cooling applications. A DVD accompanies the book with source code, MATLAB files, third-party simulations, color figures, and other resources.



Spatial data infrastructures in context : north and south
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Rhodora Gonzales (GmE 220)

Editor Nedovic-Budic, Zorica
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication 2011
Publisher CRC

In the wake of the so-called information technology revolution, many stakeholders from the public and private sectors (including citizens) have indeed grown accustomed to the promise and usability of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) for data access, use, and sharing. Analyzing the obstacles as well as the processes and mechanisms of integration and implementation, Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South investigates the technological and the non-technological aspects of the widespread adoption of spatial data infrastructures.

Supporting theoretical issues with empirical studies, the editors pay particular attention to the non-technological aspects of organizational, financial, and legal issues including owner rights, liability, copyrights, and compatibility with precedent and supercedent laws. The authors also highlight the importance of understanding the local environment and circumstances in the process of tailoring the approaches to the conditions that characterize societies of different cultural, institutional, and economic settings.

Designed to improve the accessibility, interoperability, and affordability of spatial data, the book focuses on the increasing challenges associated with integrating individuals and organizations into a network to support (1) public authorities and administrations at various levels, (2) thematic user communities, (3) enterprises, and (4) citizen-oriented society as a whole. It addresses the implementation and development of spatial data infrastructures for a wide range of themes, applicable technical standards and protocols, and specific organizational issues unique to data policy.

Highlighting the potential for profound changes to the access, use, and exchange of spatial data for citizens, organizations, and geographically related applications, and therefore to the role and interaction of the stakeholders from the public and private sectors, this timely contribution provides new insights into improving our understanding of the increasing relevance, applicability, and value of spatial data infrastructures.


Learning SQL : a step-by-step guide using access
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Rhodora Gonzales

Authors Bagui, Sikha
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Pearson


Learning SQL: A Step-By-Step Guide Using Access is a brief, hands-on tutorial covering the basics of using SQL, as well as using the Access database engine with SQL. It assumes no previous knowledge of programming or databases. The book focuses on providing an introduction to beginning SQL tasks. Throughout the chapters, readers are taken through various beginning aspects of SQL. At the end of each chapter, a series of exercises is provided to facilitate the practice of these newly learned skills. Throughout the book, common pitfalls and style tips are called out in margin boxes. With this book, readers learn not only the basics, but also gain insight into how these are used by professional Access SQL programmers.


Understanding synthetic aperture radar images
Recommending faculty: Prof.  Enrico Paringit

Authors Oliver, Chris
Place of Publication Raleigh, N.C.
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Scitech


Written for SAR system designers and remote sensing specialists, this practical reference shows you how to produce higher quality SAR images using data-driven algorithms, and how to apply powerful new techniques to measure and analyze SAR image content. The book describes how SAR imagery is formed, how SAR processing affects image properties, and gives you specific guidance in selecting and applying today’s most sophisticated analytical techniques. By helping you to quickly assess which components of an SAR image should be measured, the book enables you to devote more time and energy to the real task of image interpretation and analysis.


Satellite orbits : models, methods, and applications
Recommending faculty: Prof. Wilfredo Rada

Authors Montenbruck, Oliver
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication 2000
Publisher Springer


This modern presentation guides readers through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from the basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. The accompanying CD-ROM includes source code in C++ and relevant data files for applications. The result is a powerful and unique spaceflight dynamics library, which allows users to easily create software extensions. An extensive collection of frequently updated Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks.



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