New Books @ EnggLib2 as of February 18, 2014


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Increasing student engagement and retention using mobile applications : smartphones, Skype and texting technologies
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Editors Laura A. Wankel, Patrick Blessinger
Place of Publication Bingley, U.K.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Emerald

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Applications: Smartphones, Skype and Texting Technologies examines new research on how mobile technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an epoch of increasing globalization and diversity. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine how mobile technologies are being used to improve teamwork and leadership skills in students, to create engaging communities of practice, and how these technologies are being used to create inter-cultural and global experiences. This volume will also discuss frameworks for adopting and deploying these technologies.


Increasing student engagement and retention using multimedia technologies : video annotation, multimedia applications, videoconferencing and transmedia storytelling
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Editors Laura A. Wankel, Patrick Blessinger
Place of Publication Bingley, U.K.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Emerald

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing and Transmedia Storytelling examines new research on how videoconferencing, video annotation, video mapping, and related technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an epoch of increasing globalization and diversity. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine how video, mapping, and related technologies are being used to improve writing/publishing skills, academic literacies in students, and create engaging communities of practice through digital storytelling, narratives, and inter-culturalism. This volume will also discuss a framework for deploying and assessing these technologies.


Information security : the complete reference, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Mark Rhodes-Ousley
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw Hill Education

Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program

Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional.

Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike.

  • Understand security concepts and building blocks
  • Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk
  • Optimize authentication and authorization
  • Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data
  • Defend storage devices, databases, and software
  • Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure
  • Design intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications
  • Perform incident response and forensic analysis

Smashing UX design : foundations for designing online user experiences
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Jesmond Allen, James Chudley
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

The ultimate guide to UX from the world’s most popular resource for web designers and developers

Smashing Magazine is the world′s most popular resource for web designers and developers and with this book the authors provide the ideal resource for mastering User Experience Design (UX).

The authors provide an overview of UX and User Centred Design and examine in detail sixteen of the most common UX design and research tools and techniques for your web projects.

The authors share their top tips from their collective 30 years of working in UX including:

  • Guides to when and how to use the most appropriate UX research and design techniques such as usability testing, prototyping, wire framing, sketching, information architecture & running workshops
  • How to plan UX projects to suit different budgets, time constraints and business objectives
  • Case studies from real UX projects that explain how particular techniques were used to achieve the client’s goals
  • Checklists to help you choose the right UX tools and techniques for the job in hand
  • Typical user and business requirements to consider when designing business critical pages such as homepages, forms, product pages and mobile interfaces as well as explanations of key things to consider when designing for mobile, internationalization and behavioural change.

Probability and statistics, 4th ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Morris H. DeGroot, Mark J. Schervish
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Pearson

The revision of this well-respected text presents a balanced approach of the classical and Bayesian methods and now includes a chapter on simulation (including Markov chain Monte Carlo and the Bootstrap), coverage of residual analysis in linear models, and many examples using real data.

Probability & Statistics, Fourth Edition, was written for a one- or two-semester probability and statistics course. This course is offered primarily at four-year institutions and taken mostly by sophomore and junior level students majoring in mathematics or statistics. Calculus is a prerequisite, and a familiarity with the concepts and elementary properties of vectors and matrices is a plus.


Essentials of software engineering, 2nd ed.
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Frank Tsui, Orlando Karam
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Jones and Bartlett

Essentials of Software Engineering, Second Edition is a comprehensive, yet concise introduction to the core fundamental topics and methodologies of software development. Ideal for new students or seasoned professionals looking for a new career in the area of software engineering, this text presents the complete life cycle of a software system, from inception to release and through support. The authors have broken the text into six distinct sections covering programming concepts, system analysis and design, principles of software engineering, development and support processes, methodologies, and product management. Presenting topics emphasized by the IEEE Computer Society sponsored Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and by the Software Engineering 2004 Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering, the second edition of Essentials of Software Engineering is an exceptional text for those entering the exciting world of software development. New topics of the Second Edition include: Process definition and communications added in Chapter 4 Requirements traceability added in Chapter 6 Further design concerns, such as impedance mismatch in Chapter 7 Law of Demeter in Chapter 8 Measuring project properties and GQM in Chapter 13 Security and software engineering in a new Chapter 14.


Wind power in power systems, 2nd ed.

Editor Thomas Ackermann
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wind Power in Power Systems has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with increasing wind power penetration levels. Since its first release, practical experiences with high wind power penetration levels have significantly increased. This book presents an overview of the lessons learned in integrating wind power into power systems and provides an outlook of the relevant issues and solutions to allow even higher wind power penetration levels. This includes the development of standard wind turbine simulation models. This extensive update has 23 brand new chapters in cutting-edge areas including offshore wind farms and storage options, performance validation and certification for grid codes, and the provision of reactive power and voltage control from wind power plants.

Key features:

  • Offers an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system, from basic network interconnection to industry deregulation;
  • Outlines the methodology and results of European and North American large-scale grid integration studies;
  • Extensive practical experience from wind power and power system experts and transmission systems operators in Germany, Denmark, Spain, UK, Ireland, USA, China and New Zealand;
  • Presents various wind turbine designs from the electrical perspective and models for their simulation, and discusses industry standards and world-wide grid codes, along with power quality issues;
  • Considers concepts to increase penetration of wind power in power systems, from wind turbine, power plant and power system redesign to smart grid and storage solutions.

Carefully edited for a highly coherent structure, this work remains an essential reference for power system engineers, transmission and distribution network operator and planner, wind turbine designers, wind project developers and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power into the distribution or transmission network. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is also useful for graduate students, researchers, regulation authorities, and policy makers who work in the area of wind power and need to understand the relevant power system integration issues.


Signal processing and integrated circuits
Recommending faculty: Prof. Mike Bayona

Author Hussein Baher
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This book provides a balanced account of analog, digital and mixed-mode signal processing with applications in telecommunications. Part I Perspective gives an overview of the areas of Systems on a Chip (Soc) and mobile communication which are used to demonstrate the complementary relationship between analog and digital systems. Part II Analog (continuous-time) and Digital Signal Processing contains both fundamental and advanced analysis, and design techniques, of analog and digital systems. This includes analog and digital filter design; fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithms; stochastic signals; linear estimation and adaptive filters. Part III Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing covers basic MOS transistor operation and fabrication through to the design of complex integrated circuits such as high performance Op Amps, Operational Transconductance Amplifiers (OTA’s) and Gm-C circuits. Part IV Switched-capacitor and Mixed-mode Signal Processing outlines the design of switched-capacitor filters, and concludes with sigma-delta data converters as an extensive application of analog and digital signal processing

  • Contains the fundamentals and advanced techniques of continuous-time and discrete-time signal processing.
  • Presents in detail the design of analog MOS integrated circuits for signal processing, with application to the design of switched-capacitor filters.
  • Uses the comprehensive design of integrated sigma-delta data converters to illustrate and unify the techniques of signal processing.
  • Includes solved examples, end of chapter problems and MATLAB® throughout the book, to help readers understand the mathematical complexities of signal processing.

The treatment of the topic is at the senior undergraduate to graduate and professional levels, with sufficient introductory material for the book to be used as a self-contained reference.


Managing technological innovation : competitive advantage from change

Author Frederick Betz
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

Written by the author who helped crystalize the field of technology management and the management of innovation with the first two editions of Managing Technological Innovation, this Third Edition brings the subject in line with current business strategy. It also presents information in a newer organized format that aligns more closely with how the topics are presented and discussed in the classroom. Also included is a wider discussion of how science and technology interact with the global economy.


Multiscale analysis of deformation and failure of materials
Recommending faculty: Prof. John Jude C. Laurito, Dr. Alberto V. Amorsolo, Jr.

Author Jinghong Fan
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

Presenting cutting-edge research and development within multiscale modeling techniques and frameworks, Multiscale Analysis of Deformation and Failure of Materials systematically describes the background, principles and methods within this exciting new & interdisciplinary field.

The author’s approach emphasizes the principles and methods of atomistic simulation and its transition to the nano and sub-micron scale of a continuum, which is technically important for nanotechnology and biotechnology. He also pays close attention to multiscale analysis across the micro/meso/macroscopy of a continuum, which has a broad scope of applications encompassing different disciplines and practices, and is an essential extension of mesomechanics.

Of equal interest to engineers, scientists, academics and students, Multiscale Analysis of Deformation and Failure of Materials is a multidisciplinary text relevant to those working in the areas of materials science, solid and computational mechanics, bioengineering and biomaterials, and aerospace, automotive, civil, and environmental engineering.


Fundamentals of LTE
Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Edtior Arunabha Ghosh
Place of Publication Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Prentice Hall,

The Definitive Guide to LTE Technology

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the next step in the GSM evolutionary path beyond 3G technology, and it is strongly positioned to be the dominant global standard for 4G cellular networks. LTE also represents the first generation of cellular networks to be based on a flat IP architecture and is designed to seamlessly support a variety of different services, such as broadband data, voice, and multicast video. Its design incorporates many of the key innovations of digital communication, such as MIMO (multiple input multiple output) and OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access), that mandate new skills to plan, build, and deploy an LTE network.

In Fundamentals of LTE, four leading experts from academia and industry explain the technical foundations of LTE in a tutorial style—providing a comprehensive overview of the standards. Following the same approach that made their recent Fundamentals of WiMAX successful, the authors offer a complete framework for understanding and evaluating LTE.

Topics include:

  • Cellular wireless history and evolution: Technical advances, market drivers, and foundational networking and communications technologies
  • Multicarrier modulation theory and practice: OFDM system design, peak-to-average power ratios, and SC-FDE solutions
  • Frequency Domain Multiple Access: OFDMA downlinks, SC-FDMA uplinks, resource allocation, and LTE-specific implementation
  • Multiple antenna techniques and tradeoffs: spatial diversity, interference cancellation, spatial multiplexing, and multiuser/networked MIMO
  • LTE standard overview: air interface protocol, channel structure, and physical layers
  • Downlink and uplink transport channel processing: channel encoding, modulation mapping, Hybrid ARQ, multi-antenna processing, and more
  • Physical/MAC layer procedures and scheduling: channel-aware scheduling, closed/open-loop multi-antenna processing, and more
  • Packet flow, radio resource, and mobility management: RLC, PDCP, RRM, and LTE radio access network mobility/handoff procedures

Electrical distribution networks
Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Nouredine Hadjsaid, Jean-Claude Sabonnadiere
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

This book describes the fundamental aspects of the new generation of electrical distribution grids, taking as its starting point the opportunities that exist for restructuring existing infrastructure. It emphasizes the incorporation of renewable energy sources into the distribution grid and the need for a technological evolution towards the implementation of smartgrids.

The book is organized into two parts: the first part analyzes the integration of distributed energy sources into the distribution grid and the impact of these sources on grid operation. After a general description of the general characteristics of distribution grids and renewable energy sources, it then analyzes the economics of electrical energy distribution networks and presents the impact of these sources on grid operation. The second part of the book then analyzes the various functions which allow for safe operation of the grid and realization of the path towards real world application of smartgrids.


SmartGrids
Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Nouredine Hadjsaid, Jean-Claude Sabonnadiere
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

On a worldwide basis, the development of SmartGrids is a consistent answer to the problem of an efficient and sustainable delivery of electric energy through distribution grids. SmartGrids are a combination of information and communication technologies and new energy technologies. There are many different definitions of the concept of SmartGrids and thus it appears indispensable to gather the knowledge available from both industry and research laboratories in one book. Distributed generation is rightly receiving an increased amount of attention and will become an integral part of urban energy systems, providing consumers and energy providers with safe, affordable, clean, reliable, flexible and readily-accessible energy services.

The aim of this book is to describe future electricity networks that will enable all energy services to become sustainable. The traditional design of network control systems with a centralized structure is not in-line with the paradigm of the unbundled electricity system and decentralized control; this is highlighted by looking at how future active networks will efficiently link small- and medium-scale power sources with consumer demands, allowing decisions to be made on how best to operate in real time. It also looks at the level of control required: power flow assessment, voltage control and protection require cost-competitive technologies and new communication systems with more sensors and actuators than presently used, certainly in relation to the distribution systems. To manage active networks, a vision of grid computing is created that assures universal access to computing resources. An intelligent grid infrastructure gives more flexibility concerning demand and supply, providing new instruments for optimal and cost-effective grid operation at the same time.


End-to-end adaptive congestion control in TCP/IP networks
Recommending faculty: Prof. Nestor Tiglao

Author Christos N. Houmkozlis, George A. Rovithakis
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis

This book provides an adaptive control theory perspective on designing congestion controls for packet-switching networks. Relevant to a wide range of disciplines and industries, including the music industry, computers, image trading, and virtual groups, the text extensively discusses source-oriented, or end-to-end, congestion control algorithms. The book empowers readers with clear understanding of the characteristics of packet-switching networks and their effects on system stability and performance. It provides schemes capable of controlling congestion and fairness and presents real-world applications to demonstrate the modeling and control techniques.


Multihop wireless networks : opportunistic routing
Recommending faculty: Prof. Jaybie De Guzman

Author Kai Zeng, Wenjing Lou, Ming Li.
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Wiley

This book provides an introduction to opportunistic routing an emerging technology designed to improve the packet forwarding reliability, network capacity and energy efficiency of multihop wireless networks

This book presents a comprehensive background to the technological challenges lying behind opportunistic routing. The authors cover many fundamental research issues for this new concept, including the basic principles, performance limit and performance improvement of opportunistic routing compared to traditional routing, energy efficiency and distributed opportunistic routing protocol design, geographic opportunistic routing, opportunistic broadcasting, and security issues associated with opportunistic routing, etc. Furthermore, the authors discuss technologies such as multi-rate, multi-channel, multi-radio wireless communications, energy detection, channel measurement, etc. The book brings together all the new results on this topic in a systematic, coherent and unified presentation and provides a much needed comprehensive introduction to this topic.

Key Features:

  • Addresses opportunistic routing, an emerging technology designed to improve the packet forwarding reliability, network capacity and energy efficiency of multihop wireless networks
  • Discusses the technological challenges lying behind this new technology, and covers a wide range of practical implementation issues
  • Explores many fundamental research issues for this new concept, including the basic principles of opportunistic routing, performance limits and performance improvement, and compares them to traditional routing (e.g. energy efficiency and distributed opportunistic routing protocol design, broadcasting, and security issues)
  • Covers technologies such as multi-rate, multi-channel, multi-radio wireless communications, energy detection, channel measurement, etc.

This book provides an invaluable reference for researchers working in the field of wireless networks and wireless communications, and Wireless professionals. Graduate students will also find this book of interest.


Project management concepts, methods, and techniques
Recommending faculty: Dr. Jaime DL. Caro

Author Claude H. Maley
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

In order to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment, corporations, companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations must be conversant with modern project management techniques. This is especially true for individuals looking to remain professionally competitive.

Illustrating the why, what, and how of project management, Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques will help readers develop and refine the skills needed to achieve strategic objectives. It presents a balanced blend of detailed explanatory texts and more than 200 illustrations to supply readers with actionable knowledge that can be put to use immediately.

Completely aligned with the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this book is the ideal platform for developing the understanding needed to plan, schedule, and deliver successful projects. Explaining how to recognize performance obstacles, it supplies time-tested strategies to help you:

  • Overcome performance obstacles and produce positive results
  • Master the communication and relationship management techniques required for success
  • Develop and refine the core project management skills needed to manage projects in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional environments

Filled with exercises, worked-through answers, and self-assessment techniques, this book is an ideal guide for anyone who works directly or indirectly with the management of projects. It illustrates a wide range of real-world situations to help you develop the real-world knowledge needed to consistently deliver projects that meet and exceed stakeholder requirements well into the future.


Properties of concrete, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Liberato

Author Adam M. Neville
Place of Publication Harlow, England
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson

Properties of Concrete, first published in 1963, has been internationally acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on the subject for both the professional and the student engineer.

The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances in concrete technology over the past decade without losing sight of the original aim: to provide reliable, comprehensive and practical information on the properties and use of concrete, and the selection of mix proportions all based on scientific observations and the author’s extensive engineering experience.

The emphasis is on understanding the behaviour of concrete and relating it to physical and chemical phenomena involved in its performance in service, so that you can achieve the best possible construction in concrete. Also, the scientific basis of the information provided is invaluable in planning research and in the interpretation of test results.


RESERVE BOOKS


Introduction to dislocations, 5th ed.
Recommending faculty: Prof. Astrid Liberato

Author D. Hull and D. J. Bacon
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

Dislocations are defects in the crystal structure of important engineering materials, such as metals, ceramics and semi-conductors, that strongly influence the properties of these materials.

Research on dislocations was intense when the first edition of this classic work was published in the 1960s. By incorporating later developments in subsequent editions whilst retaining a concise, accessible style, Introduction to Dislocations has become established as a key resource for students, graduates and researchers. No other book on the topic is as credible and, with this new edition, as up-to-date.

Introduction to Dislocations is widely recognized to provide the essential knowledge base required for further study, research and technological application in the field. This update brings the book’s coverage, references and context in line with the latest developments to ensure it remains a core reference for all those studying and working in the field today.

  • Uses minimal mathematics to present theory and applications in a detailed yet easy-to-read manner, making this an understandable introduction to a complex topic.
  • Unlike the main competition, this new edition includes recent developments in the subject and up-to-date references to further reading and research sources.

Life cycle costing for engineers
Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef D.C. Compañero

Author Balbir S. Dhillon
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher CRC Press

Cradle-to-grave analyses are becoming the norm, as an increasing amount of corporations and government agencies are basing their procurement decisions not only on initial costs but also on life cycle costs. And while life cycle costing has been covered in journals and conference proceedings, few, if any, books have gathered this information into an easily accessible resource. Eliminating the need to consult many different sources, Life Cycle Costing for Engineers brings together up-to-date life cycle costing concepts and explains their application in various industrial sectors.

The author sets the scene with a chapter on fundamental economics followed by a chapter on reliability and maintainability, providing background information and platform for further understanding. He then discusses life cycle costing fundamentals, models and estimation methods, reliability, quality, safety, and manufacturing costing, and maintenance, maintainability, usability, and warranty costing. The book includes life cycle costing for computer systems and software, transportation systems, aircraft turbine engines, cargo ships, rail systems, civil engineering structures, and energy systems. An in-depth look at cost estimation models and engineering reliability and maintainability topics such as bathtub hazard rate curve, common reliability networks, general reliability, mean time to failure, and hazard rate formulas round out the coverage.

Filled with examples, tables, figures, and equations, this book integrates life cycle costing concepts for use in industrial and other sectors. It provides a modern treatment of the subject that can easily be applied to any industry.


REFERENCE BOOKS


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

Author Douglas Landoll
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

Conducted properly, information security risk assessments provide managers with the feedback needed to understand threats to corporate assets, determine vulnerabilities of current controls, and select appropriate safeguards. Performed incorrectly, they can provide the false sense of security that allows potential threats to develop into disastrous losses of proprietary information, capital, and corporate value.

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

The book includes charts, checklists, and sample reports to help you speed up the data gathering, analysis, and document development process. Walking you through the process of conducting an effective security assessment, it provides the tools and up-to-date understanding you need to select the security measures best suited to your organization.

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