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Electrical and Computer Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TK1-9971 (Electrical and Computer Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Chokepoints : Global Private Regulation on the Internet / Natasha Tusikov
    TK 5105.8854 T877 2016eb
    In January 2012, millions participated in the now-infamous "Internet blackout" against the Stop Online Piracy Act , protesting the power it would have given intellectual property holders over the Internet. However, while SOPA's withdrawal was heralded as a victory for an open Internet, a small group of corporations, tacitly backed by the US and other governments, have implemented much of SOPA via a series of secret, handshake agreements. Drawing on extensive interviews, Natasha Tusikov details the emergence of a global regime in which large Internet firms act as regulators for powerful intellectual property owners, challenging fundamental notions of democratic accountability.

  • My Nuclear Nightmare : Leading Japan through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future / Naoto Kan ; translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey S. Irish
    TK 1365 J3 K35613 2017eb

    "Naoto Kan, who was prime minister of Japan when the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster began, has become a ubiquitous and compelling voice for the global antinuclear movement. Kan compared the potential worst-case devastation that could be caused by a nuclear power plant meltdown as tantamount only to 'a great world war. Nothing else has the same impact.' Japan escaped such a dire fate during the Fukushima disaster, said Kan, only 'due to luck.' Even so, Kan had to make some steely-nerved decisions that necessitated putting all emotion aside. In a now famous phone call from Tepco, when the company asked to pull all their personnel from the out-of-control Fukushima site for their own safety, Kan told them no. The workforce must stay. The few would need to make the sacrifice to save the many. Kan knew that abandoning the Fukushima Daiichi site would cause radiation levels in the surrounding environment to soar. His insistence that the Tepco workforce remain at Fukushima was perhaps one of the most unsung moments of heroism in the whole sorry saga."-- The Ecologist

    On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan's coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ranked with Chernobyl as the worst nuclear disaster in history, Fukushima will have lasting consequences for generations. Until 3.11, Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, had supported the use of nuclear power. His position would undergo a radical change, however, as Kan watched the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Power Plant unfold and came to understand the potential for the physical, economic, and political destruction of Japan.

    In My Nuclear Nightmare , Kan offers a fascinating day-by-day account of his actions in the harrowing week after the earthquake struck. He records the anguished decisions he had to make as the scale of destruction became clear and the threat of nuclear catastrophe loomed ever larger--decisions made on the basis of information that was often unreliable. For example, frustrated by the lack of clarity from the executives at Tepco, the company that owned the power plant, Kan decided to visit Fukushima himself, despite the risks, so he could talk to the plant's manager and find out what was really happening on the ground. As he details, a combination of extremely good fortune and hard work just barely prevented a total meltdown of all of Fukushima's reactor units, which would have necessitated the evacuation of the thirty million residents of the greater Tokyo metropolitan area.

    In the book, first published in Japan in 2012, Kan also explains his opposition to nuclear power: "I came to understand that a nuclear accident carried with it a risk so large that it could lead to the collapse of a country." When Kan was pressured by the opposition to step down as prime minister in August 2011, he agreed to do so only after legislation had been passed to encourage investments in alternative energy. As both a document of crisis management during an almost unimaginable disaster and a cogent argument about the dangers of nuclear power, My Nuclear Nightmare is essential reading.


  • The Long Arm of Moore's Law : Microelectronics and American Science / Cyrus C.M. Mody
    TK 7874 M532525 2017eb

    How, beginning in the mid 1960s, the US semiconductor industry helped shape changes in American science, including a new orientation to the short-term and the commercial.

    Since the mid 1960s, American science has undergone significant changes in the way it is organized, funded, and practiced. These changes include the decline of basic research by corporations; a new orientation toward the short-term and the commercial, with pressure on universities and government labs to participate in the market; and the promotion of interdisciplinarity. In this book, Cyrus Mody argues that the changes in American science that began in the 1960s co-evolved with and were shaped by the needs of the "civilianized" US semiconductor industry.

    In 1965, Gordon Moore declared that the most profitable number of circuit components that can be crammed on a single silicon chip doubles every year. Mody views "Moore's Law" less as prediction than as self-fulfilling prophecy, pointing to the enormous investments of capital, people, and institutions the semiconductor industry required--the "long arm" of Moore's Law that helped shape all of science.

    Mody offers a series of case studies in microelectronics that illustrate the reach of Moore's Law. He describes the pressures on Stanford University's electrical engineers during the Vietnam era, IBM's exploration of alternatives to semiconductor technology, the emergence of consortia to integrate research across disciplines and universities, and the interwoven development of the the molecular electronics community and associated academic institutions as the vision of a molecular computer informed the restructuring of research programs.


  • Conducting polymers, fundamentals and applications : including carbon nanotubes and graphene / Prasanna Chandrasekhar
    TK7871.15.P6

  • Dynamic games for network security / Xiaofan He, Huaiyu Dai
    TK5105.59

  • Modelling of conductor vibrations : assessment of the technology / Giorgio Diana, editor
    TK3231 .M63 2018eb

  • Swarm Robotics: A Formal Approach by Heiko Hamann
    TK1

  • Space Information Networks Second International Conference, SINC 2017, Yinchuan, China, August 10-11, 2017, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Quan Yu
    TK5105.5

  • 5G and E-Band Communication Circuits in Deep-Scaled CMOS by Marco Vigilante, Patrick Reynaert
    TK7888.4

  • Angular 5 projects : learn to build single page web applications using 70+ projects / Mark Clow
    TK5105.875.I6

  • Semiconductor physics / Karl W. Böer, Udo W. Pohl
    TK7871.85

  • Fundamentals of electromigration-aware integrated circuit design / Jens Lienig, Matthias Thiele
    TK7874

  • Sustainable interdependent networks : from theory to application / M. Hadi Amini, Kianoosh G. Boroojeni, S.S. Iyengar, Panos M. Pardalos, Frede Blaabjerg, Asad M. Madni, editors
    TK5105.8857

  • Cognitive radio oriented wireless networks : 12th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, September 20-21, 2017, Proceedings / Paulo Marques, Ayman Radwan, Shahid Mumtaz, Dominique Noguet, Jonathan Rodriguez, Michael Gundlach (eds.)
    TK5103.4815

  • Wireless sensor networks : 11th China Wireless Sensor Network Conference, CWSN 2017, Tianjin, China, October 12-14, 2017, Revised selected papers / Jianzhong Li, Huadong Ma, Keqiu Li, Li Cui, Limin Sun, Zenghua Zhao, Xiaofei Wang (eds.)
    TK7872.D48

  • Current trends in web engineering : ICWE 2017 International Workshops, Liquid Multi-Device Software and EnWoT, practi-O-web, NLPIT, SoWeMine, Rome, Italy, June 5-8, 2017, Revised selected papers / Irene Garrigós, Manuel Wimmer (eds.)
    TK5105.888

  • Computational science and technology : 4th ICCST 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29-30 November, 2017 / Rayner Alfred, Hiroyuki Iida, Ag. Asri Ag. Ibrahim, Yuto Lim, editors
    TK5105.5

  • Semiconductor power devices : physics, characteristics, reliability / Josef Lutz, Heinrich Schlangenotto, Uwe Scheuermann, Rik De Doncker
    TK7871.85

  • Sparsity-based multipath exploitation for through-the-wall radar imaging / Michael Leigsnering
    TK5102.9

  • Microwave electronics / Andrey D. Grigoriev, Vyacheslav A. Ivanov, Sergey I. Molokovsky ; edited by Professor A.D. Grigoriev
    TK7876

  • Measurement, modelling and evaluation of computing systems : 19th International GI/ITG Conference, MMB 2018, Erlangen, Germany, February 26-28, 2018, Proceedings / Reinhard German, Kai-Steffen Hielscher, Udo R. Krieger (eds.)
    TK5101.A1

  • Complex networks IX : proceedings of the 9th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2018 / Sean Cornelius [and four others] editors
    TK5105.5

  • Intelligent embedded systems : select proceedings of ICNETS2. Daniel Thalmann, N. Subhashini, K. Mohanaprasad, M. S. Bala Murugan, editors
    TK7895.E42

  • Progress in advanced computing and intelligent engineering : proceedings of ICACIE 2016. Khalid Saeed, Nabednu Chaki, Bibudhendu Pati, Sambit Bakshi, Durga Prasad Mohapatra, editors
    TK7885.A1

  • Optical and wireless technologies : proceedings of OWT 2017 / Vijay Janyani, Manish Tiwari, Ghanshyam Singh, Paolo Minzioni, editors
    TK5103.59

  • Synthesis and characterization of piezotronic materials for application in strain/stress sensing / Ren Zhu, Rusen Yang
    TK7872.P54

  • Fundamentals of speech enhancement / Jacob Benesty
    TK7882.S65

  • Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) in Trentino Alto Adige / Laura Maturi, Jennifer Adami ; with contributions by Francesca Tilli ... [and six others]
    TK1087

  • Smart grid handbook / editors-in-chief, Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University, USA, Stephen McArthur, University of Strathclyde, UK, Seung-Jae Lee, Myongji University, South Korea
    TK 3105 S496 2016eb

    Comprehensive, cross-disciplinary coverage of Smart Grid issues from global expert researchers and practitioners.

    This definitive reference meets the need for a large scale, high quality work reference in Smart Grid engineering which is pivotal in the development of a low-carbon energy infrastructure. Including a total of 83 articles across 3 volumes The Smart Grid Handbook is organized in to 6 sections: Vision and Drivers, Transmission, Distribution, Smart Meters and Customers, Information and Communications Technology, and Socio-Economic Issues.

    Key features:

    Written by a team representing smart grid R&D, technology deployment, standards, industry practice, and socio-economic aspects. Vision and Drivers covers the vision, definitions, evolution, and global development of the smart grid as well as new technologies and standards. The Transmission section discusses industry practice, operational experience, standards, cyber security, and grid codes. The Distribution section introduces distribution systems and the system configurations in different countries and different load areas served by the grid. The Smart Meters and Customers section assesses how smart meters enable the customers to interact with the power grid.

    Socio-economic issues and information and communications technology requirements are covered in dedicated articles. The Smart Grid Handbook will meet the need for a high quality reference work to support advanced study and research in the field of electrical power generation, transmission and distribution. It will be an essential reference for regulators and government officials, testing laboratories and certification organizations, and engineers and researchers in Smart Grid-related industries.


  • Dynamics and control of DC-DC converters / Farzin Asadi, Kei Eguchi
    TK 7872 C8A734 2018eb

    DC-DC converters have many applications in the modern world. They provide the required power to the communication backbones, they are used in digital devices like laptops and cell phones, and they have widespread applications in electric cars, to just name a few.

    DC-DC converters require negative feedback to provide a suitable output voltage or current for the load. Obtaining a stable output voltage or current in presence of disturbances such as: input voltage changes and/or output load changes seems impossible without some form of control.

    This book tries to train the art of controller design for DC-DC converters. Chapter 1 introduces the DC-DC converters briefly. It is assumed that the reader has the basic knowledge of DC-DC converter (i.e., a basic course in power electronics).

    The reader learns the disadvantages of open loop control in Chapter 2. Simulation of DC-DC converters with the aid of Simulink® is discussed in this chapter as well. Extracting the dynamic models of DC-DC converters is studied in Chapter 3. We show how MATLAB® and a software named KUCA can be used to do the cumbersome and error-prone process of modeling automatically. Obtaining the transfer functions using PSIM® is studied as well.

    These days, softwares are an integral part of engineering sciences. Control engineering is not an exception by any means. Keeping this in mind, we design the controllers using MATLAB® in Chapter 4.

    Finally, references are provided at the end of each chapter to suggest more information for an interested reader. The intended audiences for this book are practice engineers and academians.


  • Distributed network structure estimation using consensus methods / Sai Zhang, Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Andreas Spanias, Mahesh Banavar
    TK 7872 D48Z534 2018eb

  • Sensor analysis for the Internet of things / Michael Stanley and Jongmin Lee
    TK 7872 D48S727 2018eb

    While it may be attractive to view sensors as simple transducers which convert physical quantities into electrical signals, the truth of the matter is more complex. The engineer should have a proper understanding of the physics involved in the conversion process, including interactions with other measurable quantities. A deep understanding of these interactions can be leveraged to apply sensor fusion techniques to minimize noise and/or extract additional information from sensor signals.

    Advances in microcontroller and MEMS manufacturing, along with improved internet connectivity, have enabled cost-effective wearable and Internet of Things sensor applications. At the same time, machine learning techniques have gone mainstream, so that those same applications can now be more intelligent than ever before. This book explores these topics in the context of a small set of sensor types.

    We provide some basic understanding of sensor operation for accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, and pressure sensors. We show how information from these can be fused to provide estimates of orientation. Then we explore the topics of machine learning and sensor data analytics.


  • Analytical solutions for two ferromagnetic nanoparticles immersed in a magnetic field : mathematical model in bispherical coordinates / Gehan Anthonys
    TK 454.4 M3A582 2018eb

    The investigation of the behavior of ferromagnetic particles in an external magnetic field is important for use in a wide range of applications in magnetostatics problems, from biomedicine to engineering. To the best of the author's knowledge, the systematic analysis for this kind of investigation is not available in the current literature. Therefore, this book contributes a complete solution for investigating the behavior of two ferromagnetic spherical particles, immersed in a uniform magnetic field, by obtaining exact mathematical models on a boundary value problem. While there are a vast number of common numerical and analytical methods for solving boundary value problems in the literature, the rapidly growing complexity of these solutions causes increase usage of the computer tools in practical cases.

    We analytically solve the boundary value problem by using a special technique called a bispherical coordinates system and the numerical computations were obtained by a computer tool. In addition to these details, we will present step-by-step instructions with simple explanations throughout the book, in an effort to act as inspiration in the reader's own modeling for relevant applications in science and engineering. On the other hand, the resulting analytical expressions will constitute benchmark solutions for specified geometric arrangements, which are beneficial for determining the validity of other relevant numerical techniques. The generated results are analyzed quantitatively as well as qualitatively in various approaches. Moreover, the methodology of this book can be adopted for real-world applications in the fields of ferrohydrodynamics, applied electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, electrical engineering, and so forth. Higher-level university students, academics, engineers, scientists, and researchers involved in the aforementioned fields are the intended audience for this book.


  • Interference management in wireless networks : fundamental bounds and the role of cooperation / Venugopal V. Veeravalli, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Aly El Gamal, Purdue University
    TK 7867.2 V44 2018
    Learn about an information-theoretic approach to managing interference in future generation wireless networks. Focusing on cooperative schemes motivated by Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) technology, the book develops a robust theoretical framework for interference management that uses recent advancements in backhaul design, and practical pre-coding schemes based on local cooperation, to deliver the increased speed and reliability promised by interference alignment. Gain insight into how simple, zero-forcing pre-coding schemes are optimal in locally connected interference networks, and discover how significant rate gains can be obtained by making cell association decisions and allocating backhaul resources based on centralized (cloud) processing and knowledge of network topology. Providing a link between information-theoretic analyses and interference management schemes that are easy to implement, this is an invaluable resource for researchers, graduate students and practicing engineers in wireless communications.

  • Wireless physical layer network coding / Jan Sykora, Alister Burr
    TK 5105.55 S93 2018
    Discover a fresh approach for designing more efficient and cooperative wireless communications networks with this systematic guide. Covering everything from fundamental theory to current research topics, leading researchers describe a new, network-aware coding strategy that exploits the signal interactions that occur in dense wireless networks directly at the waveform level. Using an easy-to-follow, layered structure, this unique text begins with a gentle introduction for those new to the subject, before moving on to explain key information-theoretic principles and establish a consistent framework for wireless physical layer network coding (WPNC) strategies. It provides a detailed treatment of Network Coded Modulation, covers a range of WPNC techniques such as Noisy Network Coding, Compute and Forward, and Hierarchical Decode and Forward, and explains how WPNC can be applied to parametric fading channels, frequency selective channels, and complex stochastic networks. This is essential reading whether you are a researcher, graduate student, or professional engineer.

  • SDN and NFV simplified : a visual guide to understanding software defined networks and network function virtualization / Jim Doherty
    TK 5105.5833 D64 2016
    Other books focused on SDN and NFV tend address technical audiences, and information for non-technical people who need only a high level understanding is scant. SDN and NFV Simplified provides both written and illustrated explanations of SDN and NFV (and the underlying virtualizations) concepts using the topic "at-a-glance" approach relevant to the executives, investors, sales professionals and marketers seeking a basic understanding.


  • Principles of electronic materials and devices / S.O. Kasap, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    TK 453 K26 2018

    Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices is one of the few books in the market that has a broad coverage of electronic materials that today's scientists and engineers need. The general treatment of the textbook and various proofs leverage at a semi quantitative level without going into detailed physics.


  • New realities in audio : a practical guide for VR, AR, MR, and 360 video / Stephan Schütze with Anna Irwin-Schütze
    TK 7881.94 S39 2018

    The new realities are here. Virtual and Augmented realities and 360 video technologies are rapidly entering our homes and office spaces. Good quality audio has always been important to the user experience, but in the new realities, it is more than important, it¿s essential. If the audio doesn¿t work, the immersion of the experience fails and the cracks in the new reality start to show.

    This practical guide helps you navigate the challenges and pitfalls of designing audio for these new realities. This technology is different from anything we¿ve seen before and requires an entirely new approach; this book will introduce the broad concepts you need to know before delving into the practical detail you need.


  • Innovations in software-defined networking and network functions virtualization / Ankur Dumka, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
    TK 5105.5833 I67 2018
    The advancement of technology is a standard of modern daily life, whether it be the release of a new cellphone, computer, or a self-driving car. Due to this constant advancement, the networks on which these technologies operate must advance as well. Innovations in Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization is a critical scholarly publication that observes the advances made in network infrastructure through achieving cost efficacy while maintaining maximum flexibility for the formation and operation of these networks. Featuring coverage on a broad selection of topics, such as software-defined storage, openflow controller, and storage virtualization, this publication is geared toward professionals, computer engineers, academicians, students, and researchers seeking current and relevant research on the advancements made to network infrastructures.

  • Handbook of research on advanced wireless sensor network applications, protocols, and architecture / Niranjan K. Ray, Silicon Institute of Technology, India, Ashok Kumar Turuk, National Institue of Technology Rourkela, India, editors
    TK 7872 D48 H35698 2017
    The implementation of wireless sensor networks has wide-ranging applications for monitoring various physical and environmental settings. However, certain limitations with these technologies must be addressed in order to effectively utilize them. The Handbook of Research on Advanced Wireless Sensor Network Applications, Protocols, and Architectures is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on recent innovations and developments in the field of wireless sensors. Examining the advantages and challenges presented by the application of these networks in various areas, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, students, and IT developers.

  • Game theory solutions for the internet of things : emerging research and opportunities / Sungwook Kim, Soganh University, South Korea
    TK 5105.8857 K56 2017
    There is an enhanced level of connectivity available in modern society through the increased usage of various technological devices. Such developments have led to the integration of smart objects into the Internet of Things (IoT), an emerging paradigm in the digital age.

    Game Theory Solutions for the Internet of Things: Emerging Research and Opportunities examines the latest strategies for the management of IoT systems and the application of theoretical models to enhance real-world applications and improve system efficiency. Highlighting innovative algorithms and methods, as well as coverage on cloud computing, cross-domain applications, and energy control, this book is a pivotal source of information for researchers, practitioners, graduate students, professionals, and academics interested in the game theoretic solutions for IoT applications.

  • Frequency measurement technology / Ignacio Llamas-Garro, Marcos Tavares de Melo, Jung-Mu Kim
    TK 7876 L48 2018
    This unique first-of-its-kind resource provides practical coverage of the design and implementation of frequency measurement receivers, which aid in identifying unknown signals. The technologies used in frequency measurement interferometry-based on-delay lines and filters are explored in this book. Practitioners also find concrete examples of microwave photonics implementations. The designs and concepts that cover conventional photonic instantaneous frequency measurement (IFM) circuits are explained. This book provides details on new designs for microwave photonic circuits and reconfigurable frequency measurement (RFM) circuits using diodes and MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS).This book explains the many diverse applications of frequency measurement that are used in defense, radar, and communications. The instrumentation used to perform frequency measurements is explained, including the use of block analysis for network and spectrum analyzers and calibration techniques. Readers learn the advantages of using frequency measurement based on microwave/RF techniques, including immunity to electromagnetic interference, low loss, compatibility with fiber signal distribution, and parallel processing signals. Moreover, readers gain insight into the future of frequency measurement receivers. The book examines both the underpinnings and the implementation of frequency measurement receivers using many diverse technological platforms.

  • Security in network functions virtualization / Zonghua Zhang, Ahmed Meddahi
    TK 5105.5833 Z43 2017

    The software and networking industry is experiencing a rapid development and deployment of Network Functions Visualization (NFV) technology, in both enterprise and cloud data center networks. One of the primary reasons for this technological trend is that NFV has the capability to reduce CAPEX and OPEX, whilst increasing networking service efficiency, performance, agility, scalability, and resource utilization. Despite such well-recognized benefits, security remains a major concern of network service providers and seriously impedes the further expansion of NFV.

    This book is therefore dedicated to investigating and exploring the potential security issues of NFV. It contains three major elements: a thorough overview of the NFV framework and architecture, a comprehensive threat analysis aiming to establish a layer-specific threat taxonomy for NFV enabled networking services, and a series of comparative studies of security best practices in traditional networking scenarios and in NFV, ultimately leading to a set of recommendations on security countermeasures in NFV.

    This book is primarily intended for engineers, engineering students and researchers and those with an interest in the field of networks and telecommunications (architectures, protocols, services) in general, and particularly software-defined network (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)-based security services.


  • Functional web development with Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix : rethink the modern web app / Lance Halvorsen
    TK 5105.888 H355 2018

    Elixir and Phoenix are generating tremendous excitement as an unbeatable platform for building modern web applications. For decades OTP has helped developers create incredibly robust, scalable applications with unparalleled uptime. Make the most of them as you build a stateful web app with Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix. Model domain entities without an ORM or a database. Manage server state and keep your code clean with OTP Behaviours. Layer on a Phoenix web interface without coupling it to the business logic. Open doors to powerful new techniques that will get you thinking about web development in fundamentally new ways.

    Elixir and OTP provide exceptional tools to build rock-solid back-end applications that scale. In this book, you'll build a web application in a radically different way, with a back end that holds application state. You'll use persistent Phoenix Channel connections instead of HTTP's request-response, and create the full application in distinct, decoupled layers.

    In Part 1, start by building the business logic as a separate application, without Phoenix. Model the application domain with Elixir functions and simple data structures. By keeping state in memory instead of a database, you can reduce latency and simplify your code. In Part 2, add in the GenServer Behaviour to make managing in-memory state a breeze. Create a supervision tree to boost fault tolerance while separating error handling from business logic.

    Phoenix is a modern web framework you can layer on top of business logic while keeping the two completely decoupled. In Part 3, you'll do exactly that as you build a web interface with Phoenix. Bring in the application from Part 2 as a dependency to a new Phoenix project. Then use ultra-scalable Phoenix Channels to establish persistent connections between the stateful server and a stateful front-end client.

    You're going to love this way of building web apps!

    What You Need:

    You'll need a computer that can run Elixir version 1.5 or higher and Phoenix 1.3 or higher. Some familiarity with Elixir and Phoenix is recommended.


  • Solar cells and energy materials / Takeo Oku
    TK 2960 O435 2017

    Solar Cells and Energy Materials takes an in-depth look at the basics behind energy, solar energy as well as future and alternative energy materials. The author presents insights into the current state-of-the-art of solar cells, including their basic science, inorganic, organic and Perovskite-type cells. The author also gives an outlook into next generation energy materials and sources. The focus of this book is not only the presentation of available and developing energy materials, but their thorough examination and characterization.

    In addition to solar cell technology and the promising application of nanostructures like quantum dots, the author discusses the science and potential of nuclear fusion materials and other energy materials like hydrogen storage materials, BN nanomaterials, alternative fuel cells and SIC FET.


  • Motors for makers : a guide to steppers, servos, and other electrical machines / Matthew Scarpino
    TK 2537 S33 2016
    Makers can do amazing things with motors. Yes, they're more complicated than some other circuit elements, but with this book, you can completely master them. Once you do, incredible new projects become possible.

    Unlike other books, Motors for Makers is 100% focused on what you can do. Not theory. Making.

    First, Matthew Scarpino explains how electric motors work and what you need to know about each major type: stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black. All source code and design files are available for you to download from motorsformakers.com.

    From start to finish, you'll learn through practical examples, crystal-clear explanations, and photos. If you've ever dreamed of what you could do with electric motors, stop dreaming...and start making!

    Understand why electric motors are so versatile and how they work Choose the right motor for any project Build the circuits needed to control each type of motor Program motor control with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black Use gearmotors to get the right amount of torque Use linear motors to improve speed and precision Design a fully functional electronic speed control (ESC) circuit Design your own quadcopter Discover how electric motors work in modern electric vehicles--with a fascinating inside look at Tesla's patents for motor design and control!

  • Modeling and simulations for metamaterials : emerging research and opportunities / Ammar Armghan, Xinguang Hu, Mohammad Younus Javed
    TK 7871.15 M48 A74 2018
    The design and study of materials is a pivotal component to new discoveries in the various fields of science and technology. By understanding the components and structures of materials, researchers can increase its applications across different industries. Modeling and Simulations for Metamaterials: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the physics of metamaterials with an emphasis on negative-index metamaterials and their applications at terahertz frequencies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as electromagnetic waves, harmonic oscillator model, and scattering analysis, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, engineers, industrialists, and graduate students researching in the field.

  • Security opportunities in nano devices and emerging technologies / edited and contributed by Mark Tehranipoor, Domenic Forte, Garrett S. Rose, Swarup Bhunia
    TK 7875 S385 2018
    The research community lacks both the capability to explain the effectiveness of existing techniques and the metrics to predict the security properties and vulnerabilities of the next generation of nano-devices and systems. This book provides in-depth viewpoints on security issues and explains how nano devices and their unique properties can address the opportunities and challenges of the security community, manufacturers, system integrators, and end users. This book elevates security as a fundamental design parameter, transforming the way new nano-devices are developed. Part 1 focuses on nano devices and building security primitives. Part 2 focuses on emerging technologies and integrations.

  • Digital signal processing using MATLAB : a problem solving companion / Vinay K. Ingle, John G. Proakis, Northeastern University
    TK 5102.9 I534 2017
    Help your student learn to maximize MATLAB as a computing tool to explore traditional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) topics, solve problems and gain insights. An extremely valuable supplementary text, DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING USING MATLAB: A PROBLEM SOLVING COMPANION, 4E greatly expands the range and complexity of problems that students can effectively study in your course. Since DSP applications are primarily algorithms implemented on a DSP processor or software, they require a significant amount of programming. Using interactive software, such as MATLAB, makes it possible to place more emphasis on learning new and difficult concepts than on programming algorithms. This engaging supplemental text introduces interesting practical examples and shows students how to explore useful problems. New, optional online chapters introduce advanced topics, such as optimal filters, linear prediction, and adaptive filters, to further prepare your students for graduate-level success.

  • Energy storage : systems and components / Alfred Rufer
    TK 2980 R84 2018

    This book will provide the technical community with an overview of the development of new solutions and products that address key topics, including electric/hybrid vehicles, ultrafast battery charging, smart grids, renewable energy (e.g., solar and wind), peak shaving, and reduction of energy consumption.¿The needs for storage discussed are within the context of changes between the centralized power generation of today and the distributed utility of tomorrow, including the integration of renewable energy sources.

    Throughout the book, methods for quantitative and qualitative comparison of energy storage means are presented through their energy capacity as well as through their power capability for different applications. The definitions and symbols for energy density and power density are given and relate to the volume and weight of a given system or component. A relatively underdeveloped concept that is crucial to this text is known as the theory of Ragone plots. This theory makes possible the evaluation of the real amount of energy that can possibly release out of a given system, with respect to the level of power dependency chosen for the discharge process.

    From systems using electrochemical transformations, to classical battery energy storage elements and so-called flow batteries, to fuel cells and hydrogen storage, this book further investigates storage systems based on physical principles (e.g., gravitational potential forces, air compression, and rotational kinetic energy). This text also examines purely electrical systems such as superconductive magnets and capacitors. Another subject of analysis is the presentation of power electronic circuits and architectures that are needed for continuously controllable power flow to and from different storage means. For all systems described, the elementary principles of operation are given as well as the relationships for the quantified storage of energy. Finally, Energy Storage: Systems and Components contains multiple international case studies and a rich set of exercises that serve both students and practicing engineers.


  • Orthogonal waveforms and filter banks for future communication systems / edited by Markku Renfors, Xavier Mestre, Eleftherios Kofidis, Faouzi Bader
    TK 5102.9 O77 2017

    Orthogonal Waveforms and Filter Banks for Future Communication Systems provides an up-to-date account of orthogonal filter bank-based multicarrier (FBMC) systems and their applications in modern and future communications, highlighting the crucial role that advanced multicarrier waveforms play. It is an up-to-date overview of the theory, algorithms, design and applications of FBMC systems at both the link- and system levels that demonstrates the various gains offered by FBMC over existing transmission schemes via both simulation and test bed experiments. Readers will learn the requirements and challenges of advanced waveform design for future communication systems, existing FBMC approaches, application areas, and their implementation.

    In addition, the state-of-the-art in PHY- and MAC-layer solutions based on FBMC techniques, including theoretical, algorithmic and implementation aspects are explored.


  • Nessus network auditing / Renaud Deraison [and others]
    TK 5105.5 N45 2004
    This book focuses on installing, configuring and optimizing Nessus, which is a remote security scanner for Linux, BSD, Solaris, and other Unices. It is plug-in-based, has a GTK interface, and performs over 1200 remote security checks. It allows for reports to be generated in HTML, XML, LaTeX, and ASCII text, and suggests solutions for security problems. As with many open source programs, Nessus is incredibly popular, incredibly powerful, and incredibly under-documented. There are many Web sites (including nessus.org) where thousands of users congregate to share tips, tricks, and hints, yet no single, comprehensive resource exists. This book, written by Nessus lead developers, will document all facets of deploying Nessus on a production network.
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