C O N T E N T S GENERAL ENGINEERING ............................................................ 2 ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING ........................ 17 COMPUTER SCIENCE ................................................................ 36 BIOTECHNOLOGY/ BIOINFORMATICS .................................... 58 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ................................................... 69 APPLIED MATHEMATICS ........................................................... 77 GENERAL BOOKS....................................................................... 80 GENERAL ENGINEERING A Student’s Guide to Vectors and Tensors Daniel Fleisch Wittenberg University, Ohio NEW Vectors and tensors are among the most powerful problem-solving tools available, with applications ranging from mechanics and electromagnetics to general relativity. Understanding the nature and application of vectors and tensors is critically important to students of physics and engineering. Adopting the same approach used in his highly popular A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations, Fleisch explains vectors and tensors in plain language. Written for undergraduate and beginning graduate students, the book provides a thorough grounding in vectors and vector calculus before transitioning through contra and covariant components to tensors and their applications. Matrices and their algebra are reviewed on the book's supporting website, which also features interactive solutions to every problem in the text where students can work through a series of hints or choose to see the entire solution at once. Audio podcasts give students the opportunity to hear important concepts in the book explained by the author. Contents: 1. Vectors; 2. Vector operations; 3. Vector applications; 4. Covariant and contravariant vector components; 5. Higher-rank tensors; 6. Tensor applications; Index. ISBN: 9781107608689 208pp ` 245.00 A Student’s Guide to Data and Error Analysis Herman J. C. Berendsen Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands NEW All students taking laboratory courses within the physical sciences and engineering will benefit from this book, whilst researchers will find it an invaluable reference. This concise, practical guide brings the reader up-to-speed on the proper handling and presentation of scientific data and its inaccuracies. It covers all the vital topics with practical guidelines, computer programs (in Python), and recipes for handling experimental errors and reporting experimental data. In addition to the essentials, it also provides further background material for advanced readers who want to understand how the methods work. Plenty of examples, exercises and solutions are provided to aid and test understanding, whilst useful data, tables and formulas are compiled in a handy section for easy reference. Contents: Part I. Data and Error Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. The presentation of physical quantities with their inaccuracies; 3. Errors: classification and propagation; 4. Probability distributions; 5. Processing of experimental data; 6. Graphical handling of data with errors; 7. Fitting functions to data; 8. Back to Bayes: knowledge as a probability distribution; Answers to exercises; Part II. Appendices: A1. Combining uncertainties; A2. Systematic deviations due to random errors; A3. Characteristic function; A4. From binomial to normal distributions; A5. Central limit theorem; A 6. Estimation of th varience; A7. Standard deviation of the mean; A8. Weight factors when variances are not equal; A9. Least squares fitting; Part III. Python codes; Part IV. Scientific data: Chi-squared distribution; F-distribution; Normal distribution; Physical constants; Probability distributions; Student’s t-distribution; Units. A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equations Daniel Fleisch Wittenberg University, Ohio NEW Maxwell’s Equations are four of the most influential equations in science: Gauss’s law for electric fields, Gauss’s law for magnetic fields, Faraday’s law, and the Ampere-Maxwell law. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plainlanguage explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell’s Equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetism and electromagnetics. A website hosted by the author, and available through www.cambridge.org/9780521701471, contains interactive solutions to every problem in the text. Entire solutions can be viewed immediately, or a series of hints can be given to guide the student to the final answer. The website also contains audio podcasts which walk students through each chapter, pointing out important details and explaining key concepts. Contents: Preface; 1. Gauss’s law for electric fields; 2. Gauss’s law for magnetic fields; 3. Faraday’s law; 4. The Ampere–Maxwell law; 5. From Maxwell’s equations to the wave equation; Appendix; Further reading; Index. ISBN: 9780521187312 144pp ` 245.00 ISBN: 9781107617100 240pp ` 295.00 2

A Student’s Guide to Fourier Transforms With Applications in Physics and Engineering, 3rd Edition J. F. James Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society NEW Fourier transform theory is of central importance in a vast range of applications in physical science, engineering and applied mathematics. Providing a concise introduction to the theory and practice of Fourier transforms, this book is invaluable to students of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, and computer science. After a brief description of the basic ideas and theorems, the power of the technique is illustrated through applications in optics, spectroscopy, electronics and telecommunications. The rarely discussed but important field of multi-dimensional Fourier theory is covered, including a description of Computer Axial Tomography (CAT scanning). The book concludes by discussing digital methods, with particular attention to the Fast Fourier Transform and its implementation. This new edition has been revised to include new and interesting material, such as convolution with a sinusoid, coherence, the Michelson stellar interferometer and the van Cittert–Zernike theorem, Babinet’s principle and dipole arrays. Contents: 1. Physics and Fourier transforms; 2. Useful properties and theorems; 3. Applications 1: Fraunhofer diffraction; 4. Applications 2: signal analysis and communication theory; 5. Applications 3: spectroscopy and spectral line shapes; 6. Two-dimensional Fourier transforms; 7. Multi-dimensional Fourier transforms; 8. The formal complex Fourier transform; 9. Discrete and digital Fourier transforms; 10. Appendix; 11. Bibliography; 12. Index. ISBN: 9781107645509 160pp ` 295.00 Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering 2nd Edition Ashok D. Belegundu Pennsylvania State University & Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla Rowan University, New Jersey NEW It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to realworld problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element based optimization. In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practising engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics. Contents: 1. Preliminary concepts; 2. One dimensional unconstrained minimization; 3. Unconstrained optimization; 4. Linear programming; 5. Constrained minimization; 6. Penalty functions, duality, and geometric programming; 7. Direct search methods for nonlinear optimization; 8. Multiobjective optimization; 9. Integer and discrete programming;10. Dynamic programming; 11. Optimization applications for transportation, assignment, and network problems; 12. Finite element based optimization. Quality and Reliability in Engineering Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla Rowan University, New Jersey NEW Quality and Reliability in Engineering provides an integrated approach to quality specification, quality control and monitoring, and reliability. Examples and exercises stress practical engineering applications. Steps in the development of the theory are implemented in complete, selfcontained computer programs. The book serves as a textbook for upper level undergraduate courses in quality and reliability in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and industrial engineering programs. It can be used as a supplement to upper level capstone design courses, short courses for quality training, and as a learning resource for practicing engineers. Contents: 1. Quality concepts; 2. Tolerances and fits; 3. Geometric tolerances; 4. Elements of probability and statistics; 5. Sampling concepts; 6. Data presentation; 7. Statistical process control; 8. Process capability analysis; 9. Acceptance sampling; 10. Experimental design; 11. Reliability concepts; 12. Reliability testing. ISBN: 9781107687738 326pp ` 495.00 Earthquake- Resistant Design of Masonry Buildings Miha Tomazevic Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (World Scientific) NEW ISBN: 9781107606227 435pp ` 695.00 In the last few decades, a considerable amount of experimental and analytical research on the seismic behaviour of masonry walls and buildings has been carried out. The investigations resulted in the development of methods for seismic analysis and design, as well as new technologies and construction systems. After many centuries of traditional use and decades of allowable stress design, clear concepts for limit state verification of masonry buildings under earthquake loading have recently been introduced in codes of practice. Although this book is not a review of the state-ofthe-art of masonry structures in earthquake zones, an attempt has been made to balance the discussion on recent code requirements, state-ofthe-art methods of earthquake-resistant design and the author's research work, in order to render the book useful for a broader application in design practice. An attempt has also been made to present, in a condensed but easy to understand way, all the information needed for earthquakeresistant design of masonry buildings constructed using traditional systems. The basic concepts of limit state verification are presented and equations for seismic resistance verification of masonry walls of all types of construction, (unreinforced, confined 3