New Books List

Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2020.

Call Number:

520.711 A859 2020

Pages:

Volume 1 : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
This book focuses on the practical implementation of evidence-based strategies that are supported by research literature. Chapter topics include an overview of learner-centered theories and strategies for course design and implementation, the use of Lecture Tutorials, the use of technology and simulations to support learner-centered teaching, the use of research-based projects, citizen science, World Wide Telescope and planetariums in instruction, and many other useful tools and methods.
Publisher:

New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2017.

Call Number:

629.8 G626A 2017

Pages:

xvii, 846 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The classic text on control systems - completely updated and revised for the most student-friendly edition ever This completely overhauled Tenth Edition of the renowned textbook delivers practical coverage designed to introduce readers to the essential concepts of automatic control systems without bogging them down with theoretical complexities. Enhanced by all-new chapters, a greater number of solved examples, labs using both LEGO Mindstorms (R) and MATLAB/SIMLab, and a valuable introduction to the concept of ControlLab, the book provides students with a real-world understanding of the subject and prepares them for the challenges they will one day face. FEATURES * Most chapters have been completely revised with new problems and worked examples throughout * Provides real-world, hands-on application using LEGOLab * Thoroughly revised to be more practical and student friendly * A full set of PowerPoint slides and solutions are available to instructors
Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

530.41 M878C 2019

Pages:

Various pagings : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
An excellent resource for students studying solid state science, as well as researchers and industry specialists, this book provides a deeper understanding of the benefits, drawbacks and overlap within different characterisation techniques, and it bridges the gap between theory and implementation by including informative exercises for readers and presenting a comprehensive overview of various characterisation techniques involved in solid state research.
Publisher:

Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

Call Number:

687 K963E 2016

Pages:

xxxiv, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Electronics in Textiles and Clothing: Design, Products and Applications covers the fundamentals of electronics and their applications in textiles and clothing product development. The book emphasizes the interface between electronics and textile materials, detailing diverse methods and techniques used in industrial practice. It explores ways to integrate textile materials with electronics for communicating/signal transferring applications. It also discusses wearable electronic products for industrial applications based on functional properties and end users in sectors such as defense, medicine, health monitoring, and security. The book details the application of wearable electronics and outlines the textile fibres used for wearable electronics. It includes coverage of different yarn types and fabric production techniques and modifications needed on conventional machines for developing fabrics using specialty yarns. The coverage includes problems faced during the production processes and their solutions. Novel sensors, specialty yarns, Body Sensor Networks (BSN), and the development of flexible solar tents used for power generation round out the coverage. The book then concludes with discussions of the development of fabric-integrated wearable electronic products for use in mobihealth care systems, smart cloth for ambulatory remote monitoring, electronic jerkin, heating gloves, and pneumatic gloves. Based mainly on the authors’ projects and field work, the book takes a practical approach to the issues involved in designing electronic circuits and their possibilities for signals, giving you an understanding of problems that can occur when executing the work. It also describes the future scope of e-textiles using conductive materials for medical, healthcare textile product development, and safety aspects. The text provides guidelines for the development of wearable textiles, giving a new meaning to the term human-machine symbiosis in the context of pervasive/invisible computing.
Publisher:

New York : McGraw Hill Education, 2016.

Call Number:

621.4 V252E 2016

Pages:

xxix, 704 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Fully updated to cover the latest energy systems and technologies, this edition offers a balanced analytical approach to assessing options and making decisions about energy systems, while emphasizing a portfolio approach in which a range of energy options are employed rather than one technology.
Publisher:

Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2014.

Call Number:

551.50287 K185G 2014

Pages:

xvii, 196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
"Ground-based radiometers are currently operated in research labs around the globe and are also used as routine measurement tools for water vapor and temperature profiling. This reference provides a comprehensive picture of ground-based radiometry, starting with the basic principles. It provides information on ground-based instrumentation, retrieval techniques, and temperature structure. The book also covers temperature profiling and water vapor radiometry as well as ozone radiometry and nitrous oxide measurements. In addition, it supplies retrieval algorithms using MATLAB, worked examples of derived products, and polar atmosphere cases. "--
Publisher:

Boston : Cengage Learning, 2016.

Call Number:

621.4022 R749H 2016

Pages:

Various pagings : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Thoroughly up-to-date and packed with real world examples that apply concepts to engineering practice, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 2e, presents the fundamental concepts of heat and mass transfer, demonstrating their complementary nature in engineering applications. Comprehensive, yet concise, the book provides a solid introduction to the scientific, mathematical, and empirical methods for treating heat and mass transfer phenomena, along with the tools needed to assess and solve a variety of contemporary engineering problems. Practical guidance throughout helps readers learn to anticipate the reasonable answers for a particular system or process and understand that there is often more than one way to solve a particular problem.
Publisher:

Boston : McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing, 2005.

Call Number:

660.281 S685I 2005

Pages:

xiv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
DESCRIPTIONThe goal of this book is to help the student experience chemical engineering to the fullest extent possible within the constraints of limited time and limited student background. In pursuit of that goal, it teaches the freshman to solve quantitative problems, although at a low level of complexity and within a scope that is narrow and well-defined. These quantitative topics include material balances (reacting and non-reacting systems), fluid flow (including the sizing of pumps), mass transfer (diffusion and convection), chemical reactor design, heat transfer (including the design of heat exchangers), and engineering economics. As examples of the limited scope of these topics, the treatment of material balances for reacting systems is limited to single process units with one chemical reaction, and the treatment of fluid flow applications is restricted to the use of the mechanical energy balance where friction is mentioned, but friction factors and methods for determining friction losses are not introduced. Spreadsheets are also taught, and homework problems throughout the book give the students practice with this tool. In addition, a number of qualitative descriptions are presented in the text, including chapters on problem solving, engineering teamwork, and process control. Finally, the students are given a few writing assignments to illustrate the important role of written communication in engineering.
Publisher:

Kidlington, Oxford : Newnes is an imprint of Elsevier, 2014.

Call Number:

621.3815 T468I 2014

Pages:

xxiii, 697 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Intuitive Analog Circuit Design outlines ways of thinking about analog circuits and systems that let you develop a feel for what a good, working analog circuit design should be. This book reflects author Marc Thompson's 30 years of experience designing analog and power electronics circuits and teaching graduate-level analog circuit design, and is the ideal reference for anyone who needs a straightforward introduction to the subject. In this book, Dr. Thompson describes intuitive and "back-of-the-envelope" techniques for designing and analyzing analog circuits, including transistor amplifiers (CMOS, JFET, and bipolar), transistor switching, noise in analog circuits, thermal circuit design, magnetic circuit design, and control systems. The application of some simple rules of thumb and design techniques is the first step in developing an intuitive understanding of the behavior of complex electrical systems. Introducing analog circuit design with a minimum of mathematics, this book uses numerous real-world examples to help you make the transition to analog design. The second edition is an ideal introductory text for anyone new to the area of analog circuit design.
Publisher:

Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, 2014.

Call Number:

629.254 B433M 2014

Pages:

x, 534 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Today's diesel vehicles integrate electrical and electronic controls within all major systems, making a thorough understanding of current technology essential for success as a diesel technician. Bell's MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS, Second Edition, provides this understanding through clear explanations of fundamental principles, detailed coverage of the latest engines and equipment, abundant real-world examples, and the technical accuracy and depth of detail that professional technicians demand. An engaging writing style and highly visual layout make the material easier to master, while a strong focus on practical applications and problem-solvinghelp readers readily use what they learn in the shop. Now updated with a visually appealing, two-color design and new material to reflect the latest technology and practices, this proven guide is an essential resource for aspiring and professional diesel technicians alike.
Publisher:

Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2012.

Call Number:

539 K896M 2012

Pages:

xiii, 544 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
"This is a much awaited revision of a modern classic that covers all the major topics in modern physics, including relativity, quantum physics, and their applications. Krane provides a balanced presentation of both the historical development of all major modern physics concepts and the experimental evidence supporting the theory"--
Publisher:

New Jersey : World Scientific, 2018.

Call Number:

621.31244 P453 2018

Pages:

Volume 1 : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Energy and climate change are two of the most critical issues nowadays. These two topics are also correlated to each other. Fossil fuels are the main energy supplies that have been used in modern history since the industrial revolution. The impact of CO2 emission has been a major concern for its effect on global warming and other consequences. In addition, fossil fuels are not unlimited. Due to the increasing demands for energy supplies, alternative renewable, sustainable, environmentally friendly energy resources are desirable. Solar energy is an unlimited, clean, and renewable energy source, which can be considered to replace the energy supply of fossil fuel. The silicon solar cell is one of the dominant photovoltaic technologies currently, which converting sunlight directly into electric power with around 20% efficiency. This technique was been widely used in mainstream solar energy applications for decades, though the relatively energy-demanding production process remained with challenges to be resolved. Recently, emerging photovoltaic technologies such as organometal halide hybrid perovskite solar cell has attracted tremendous attention due to their promising power conversion efficiencies (over 22%) and ease of fabrication. Their progress roadmap is unprecedented in photovoltaic history from the material development and efficiency advancement perspective. Beyond the rapid progress achieved in the last few years, it is expected that this novel technology would make an impact on the future solar cell market providing long-term stability and Pb content issues are addressed. These challenges rely on a better understanding of materials and device function principles. The scope of this book is to provide a collection on the recent investigations from fundamental process, materials development to device optimization for perovskite solar cells.
Publisher:

Toronto : Nelson Education, 2009.

Call Number:

530.02457 Z782P 2009

Pages:

xi, 742 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
"Physics for the Life Sciences" reveals the beauty of physics while highlighting its essential role in the Life Sciences. This book is the result of a rather straightforward idea: to offer Life Sciences students a 'Physics for the Life Sciences' course and a textbook that focuses on the applications and relevance of physics in the life sciences. Taking an algebra-based approach with a fresh layout, exciting art program, and extensive use of conceptual examples, "Physics for the Life Sciences" provides a concise approach to the basic physics concepts. Throughout the book, the author also justifies each topic and points to its interdisciplinary relevance through numerous applications and examples.
Publisher:

Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2000.

Call Number:

660.2842 K458P 2000

Pages:

469 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Multistage separation processes are essentially the heart and soul of the petroleum, petrochemical, and chemical industries. They yield products as common as gasoline and plastics and those as specialized as medical-grade pharmaceuticals. Predicting the Performance of Multistage Separation Processes provides chemical engineers with solid information and insights into these processes. It reaches beyond fundamental principles to focus on intuitive understanding and practical interpretation. To that end, it presents numerous examples from a variety of applications, effectively demonstrating the performance of processes under varying conditions and the relationship among the different operating variables. With major advances in computational techniques for solving complex multistage separation equations, a variety of simulation programs have emerged that allow accurate and efficient prediction of multistage separation processes. These are valuable and effective tools, but are often hampered by a lack of understanding of the fundamentals and limitations of prediction techniques. The author addresses these problems and pursues a strategy that decouples the discussion of conceptual analysis and the computational techniques. Although Dr. Khoury presents mathematical methods in detail, he gives special attention to keeping the practical interpretation of the models in focus and emphasizes intuitive understanding. He applies graphical techniques and shortcut methods wherever possible and includes industrial practice heuristics about the ranges of operating variables that will work. With its updates and the addition of more than 100 new applications problems and solutions, Predicting the Performance of Multistage Separation Processes, Second Edition is ideal for a methodical study of separation processes and as a reference for the fundamental principles and shortcuts useful to the working professional.
Publisher:

Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2009.

Call Number:

660.2832 M281P 2009

Pages:

xviii, 473 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
An innovative approach that helps students move from the classroom to professional practice This text offers a comprehensive, unified methodology to analyze and design chemical reactors, using a reaction-based design formulation rather than the common species-based design formulation. The book's acclaimed approach addresses the weaknesses of current pedagogy by giving readers the knowledge and tools needed to address the technical challenges they will face in practice. Principles of Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design prepares readers to design and operate real chemical reactors and to troubleshoot any technical problems that may arise. The text's unified methodology is applicable to both single and multiple chemical reactions, to all reactor configurations, and to all forms of rate expression. This text also . . . Describes reactor operations in terms of dimensionless design equations, generating dimensionless operating curves that depict the progress of individual chemical reactions, the composition of species, and the temperature. Combines all parameters that affect heat transfer into a single dimensionless number that can be estimated a priori. Accounts for all variations in the heat capacity of the reacting fluid. Develops a complete framework for economic-based optimization of reactor operations. Problems at the end of each chapter are categorized by their level of difficulty from one to four, giving readers the opportunity to test and develop their skills. Graduate and advanced undergraduate chemical engineering students will find that this text's unified approach better prepares them for professional practice by teaching them the actual skills needed to design and analyze chemical reactors.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Viva Books Private Limited, 2011.

Call Number:

530.12 L585Q 2011

Pages:

xx, 712 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Quantum Energetics is based on new fundamental discoveries of quantum of space-time (quanton) and super-strong electromagnetic interaction (SEI) made by Vladinir Leonov in 1996. On the basis of new fundamental discoveries the theory of Superunification of fundamental interactions of electromagnetism, gravitation, nuclear and electro-weak forces is completed. It is important that new fundamental discoveries have the widest practical application in the development of quantum energetics. It is discovered that the single source of energy in the Universe is the qunaton in the structure of quantized space-time, which is the carrier of super-strong electromagnetic interaction. All known methods of energy generation (chemical and nuclear reaction, etc) are reduced to the release and transformation of SEI energy. Quantum energetics is a more general concept in general concept in energetics, which includes both the new energy cycles, and traditional ones, including nuclear energetics.
Publisher:

New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education, 2017.

Call Number:

629.892 M647R 2017

Pages:

xxii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Master the principles and practices of industrial robotics Written by a pair of technology experts and accomplished educators, this comprehensive resource provides a solid foundation in applied industrial robotics and robot technology. You will get straightforward explanations of the latest components, techniques, and capabilities along with practical examples and detailed illustrations. The book takes a look at the entire field of robotics?from design and production to deployment, operation, and maintenance. Valuable appendices provide information on specific robot models, pendants, and controllers. Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems and Industrial Applications covers: • Robot and robotics fundamentals • Identification of components • Robot parts and robotic motion capabilities • Programs, programming languages, and microprocessors • Drive systems, pumps, motors, and sensors • Control methods • Industrial applications • Specifications and capabilities • Troubleshooting and maintenance • Emerging technologies and the future of robotics
Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2020.

Call Number:

621.381 F399S 2020

Pages:

Various pagings : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Semiconductors form the basis for the nano-electronics industry that powers everyday life. This book covers the electronic band structure, the lattice dynamics and the transport properties of semiconductors, and is an essential guide for first-year graduate level students.
Publisher:

Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2014.

Call Number:

621.312134 L684S 2014

Pages:

xxi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm +

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
"Small Hydroelectric Engineering Practice is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of identifying, building, and operating hydroelectric schemes between 500 kW and 50 MW. In this range of outputs there are many options for all aspects of the scheme and the book aims to provide all the information needed to ensure that the best options are chosen.Small hydroelectric schemes are usually built against a limited budget so it is extremely important that the concept design is optimum and every component is designed to maximise the benefit and mini- mise the cost. As operating costs are often a high proportion of the income it is very important to make sure that everything is designed to be simple, reliable and long lasting. The book is based on the experience gained over 45 years on the overall and detailed design, construction, commissioning and refurbishment of many small hydropower schemes in New Zealand and overseas. It includes contributions from experts in the field of intakes, water diversion structures, geology, canals, painting, economics and environmen- tal aspects of hydropower development. It is intensely practical with many drawings and photographs of schemes designed and commissioned by Leyland Consultants and others. There are also sections on preparing specifications, tender assessment, operation and maintenance and lessons from failures. The book includes a CD with some relevant papers, spreadsheet programs for analysing aspects of small hydropower development and many arrangement drawings and detail designs for gates, penstocks, electrical systems and control systems. Typical specifications for generating plant are also included. The spreadsheets will be useful during the feasibility stage and the drawings provide valuable information on critical aspects of detailed design. Consultants, developers, designers, builders and operators of small hydroelectric schemes will find this book invaluable."--
Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2018.

Call Number:

541.28 B542S 2018

Pages:

Various pagings : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
The contemporary understanding of matter is based on the quantum theory, which envisions large collections of particles interacting with each other and with their environment. Spectroscopic probes based for instance on light change the environment and trigger a collective response of the particles. This book based on a graduate-level course explains the underpinnings of many-body quantum theory and exposes the main methodologies for calculations, before describing, with the support of practical examples and short computer codes, how the spectroscopic techniques are represented within the theory and how their outcome is interpreted as a probe of the correlations between quantum particles.
Publisher:

Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2019.

Call Number:

530.13 L727S 2019

Pages:

Volume 7 : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Essential Advanced Physics is a series comprising four parts: Classical Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics. Each part consists of two volumes, Lecture notes and Problems with solutions, further supplemented by an additional collection of test problems and solutions available to qualifying university instructors. This volume, Statistical Mechanics: Lecture notes, is intended to be the basis for a one-semester graduate-level course on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The structure of the course is mostly traditional, besides that due to the current interest in nanoscale systems and ultrasensitive physical measurements, large attention is given to classical and quantum fluctuations of various physical variables. A brief introduction to physics kinetics is also included.
Publisher:

Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019.

Call Number:

621.395 T454A 2019

Pages:

xvii, 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
While most texts focus on how and why electric circuits work, The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits taps into engineering students' desire to explore, create, and put their learning into practice. Students from across disciplines will gain a practical, in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles underlying so much of modern, everyday technology. Early focus on the analysis, design, and evaluation of electric circuits promotes the development of design intuition by allowing students to test their designs in the context of real-world constraints and practical situations. This updated Ninth Edition features an emphasis on the use of computer software, including Excel, MATLAB, and Multisim, building a real-world problem-solving style that reflects that of practicing engineers. Software skills are integrated with examples and exercises throughout the text, and coverage of circuit design and evaluation, frequency response, mutual inductance, ac power circuits, and other central topics has been revised for clarity and ease of understanding. With an overarching goal of instilling smart judgement surrounding design problems and innovative solutions, this unique text provides inspiration and motivation alongside an essential knowledge base.
Publisher:

Hoboken, N.J : Wiley, 2003.

Call Number:

660.2832 B428T 2003

Pages:

xxv, 884 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Science and Engineering

Summary:
Laurence Belfiore’s unique treatment meshes two mainstream subject areas in chemical engineering: transport phenomena and chemical reactor design. Expressly intended as an extension of Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot’s classic Transport Phenomena, and Froment and Bischoff’s Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design, Second Edition, Belfiore’s unprecedented text explores the synthesis of these two disciplines in a manner the upper undergraduate or graduate reader can readily grasp. Transport Phenomena for Chemical Reactor Design approaches the design of chemical reactors from microscopic heat and mass transfer principles. It includes simultaneous consideration of kinetics and heat transfer, both critical to the performance of real chemical reactors. Complementary topics in transport phenomena and thermodynamics that provide support for chemical reactor analysis are covered, including: Fluid dynamics in the creeping and potential flow regimes around solid spheres and gas bubbles The corresponding mass transfer problems that employ velocity profiles, derived in the book’s fluid dynamics chapter, to calculate interphase heat and mass transfer coefficients Heat capacities of ideal gases via statistical thermodynamics to calculate Prandtl numbers Thermodynamic stability criteria for homogeneous mixtures that reveal that binary molecular diffusion coefficients must be positive In addition to its comprehensive treatment, the text also contains 484 problems and ninety-six detailed solutions to assist in the exploration of the subject. Graduate and advanced undergraduate chemical engineering students, professors, and researchers will appreciate the vision, innovation, and practical application of Laurence Belfiore’s Transport Phenomena for Chemical Reactor Design.