Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Computer Aided Electrical Drawing By Yogesh, M., Nagaraja, B. S., Nandan N.

New Book

COMPUTER AIDED ELECTRICAL DRAWING


COMPUTER AIDED ELECTRICAL DRAWING
YOGESH, M, NAGARAJA, B.S, NANDAN, N

Pages: 240

Binding: Paper Back

ISBN: 978-81-203-4953-7

Price: R 295.00

About The Book

Description:
Intended as a text for the undergraduate students of electrical engineering, it emphasises on design concept and drawing electrical apparatus based on design approach.

To stay at par with the present day technology, AutoCAD® 2014 is used in this book to draw electrical apparatus. It gives a comprehensive view of winding diagrams of different machines, its types along with the assembling technique of various electrical machines and also the single line representations of the power system with various standard symbols. This book has been prepared to meet the needs of the students in a simpler manner. Every topic has been dealt carefully with necessary explanation and presentation of the material is lucid. This student-friendly text also covers those topics which are required by aspiring engineers in practical situations along with the present industrial requirements and standards.

KEY FEATURES

• Use of plenty of illustrations for explaining the concepts or the principles.
• Inclusion of practical problems with their solutions.
• Graded exercises and model questions at the end of each chapter.

Author Details

Author Name Yogesh, M 
About Author M. YOGESH is Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. His areas of interest include machines, power electronics and drives. 
Author Name Nagaraja, B.S 
About Author B.S. NAGARAJA is Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. His areas of interest include power electronics and drives. 
Author Name Nandan, N  
About Author N. NANDAN is Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. His areas of interest include PLC, SCADA, industrial automation and robotics. 

Monday, 28 April 2014

ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS: Concept, Theory and Practice, Second Edition By Ray, Subir


ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS: Concept, Theory and Practice

ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS: Concept, Theory and Practice
RAY, SUBIR
Pages: 680
Binding: Paper Back
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 978-81-203-4951-3
Pages: 680
Binding: Paper Back
Price: Rs. 550.00



About The Book

Description:
This textbook, in its second edition aims to provide undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering with a unified treatment of all aspects of modern power systems, including generation, transmission and distribution of electric power, load flow studies, economic considerations, fault analysis and stability, high voltage phenomena, system protection, power control, and so on. The text systematically deals with the fundamental techniques in power systems, coupled with adequate analytical techniques and reference to practices in the field. Special emphasis is placed on the latest developments in power system engineering.

The book will be equally useful to the postgraduate students specialising in power systems and practising engineers as a reference.


NEW TO THIS EDITION

• Chapters on Elements of Electric Power Generation and Power System Economics are thoroughly updated.
• A new Chapter on Control of Active and Reactive Power is added. 


Author Details

Author Name RAY, SUBIR 
About Author SUBIR RAY, PhD (Engg) is a Professor at MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore. Previously, he had been an Advisor in GB Pant University, Pantnagar, and Head, Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology. He has more than 46 years of teaching experience at the UG and PG levels in the area of Power System, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Measurements and Microprocessors. He has published several research papers in national and international journals. He is also the author of An Introduction to High Voltage Engineering (second edition) published by PHI Learning, Delhi. 

Mechanical Engineering Design : Principles and Concepts By Ahmed, Siraj


Mechanical Engineering Design : Principles and Concepts

Mechanical Engineering Design : Principles and Concepts
AHMED, SIRAJ
Pages: 576
Binding: Paper Back
ISBN: 978-81-203-4931-5
Pages: 576
Binding: Paper Back
Price: Rs. 450.00



About The Book

Description:
This textbook is designed to serve as a text for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering. It covers fundamental principles, design methodologies and applications of machine elements. It helps students to learn to analyse and design basic machine elements in mechanical systems.
Beginning with the basic concepts, the book discusses wide range of topics in design of mechanical elements. The emphasis is on the underlying concepts of design procedures. The inclusion of machine tool design makes the book very useful for the students of production engineering. Students will learn to design different types of elements used in the machine design process such as fasteners, shafts, couplings, etc. and will be able to design these elements for each application. 
Following a simple and easy to understand approach, the text contains:

• Variety of illustrated design problems in detail
• Step by step design procedures of different machine elements
• Large number of machine design data

Audience

Undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering.


Author Details

Author Name AHMED, SIRAJ  
About Author 
SIRAJ AHMED, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. Dr. Ahmed has more than two decades of experience in teaching, research and industrial consultancy. He is also the author of a book Wind Energy: Theory and Practice (published by PHI Learning). 
His research interests include mechanical engineering design and wind energy.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ECONOMICS By HINDRIKS , JEAN, MYLES, GARETH D.



INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ECONOMICS

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ECONOMICS
HINDRIKS , JEAN, MYLES, GARETH D.

Pages: 952

Binding: Paper Back

Edition: SECOND EDITION

ISBN: 978-81-203-4944-5
Pages: 952
Binding: Paper Back

Price: R 995.00

About The Book

Description:
This book covers the theory and methodology of public economics; presents a historical and theoretical overview of the public sector; and discusses such topics as departures from efficiency (including imperfect competition and asymmetric information), issues in political economy, equity, taxation, fiscal federalism, and tax competition among independent jurisdictions. Suggestions for further reading, from classic papers to recent research, appear in each chapter, as do exercises. The mathematics has been kept to a minimum without sacrificing intellectual rigour; the book remains  analytical rather than discursive. 

This second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. It offers new chapters on behavioural economics, limits to redistribution, international taxation, cost-benefit analysis, and the economics of climate policy. Additional exercises have been added and many sections revised in response to feedback received for the first edition.  

“The second edition of Intermediate Public Economics provides a comprehensive introduction to public economic theory. It augments crystal-clear coverage of traditional core topics with state-of-the-art presentations on timely and active research areas such as behavioral economics, climate change, and fiscal competition. Well-prepared undergraduates as well as graduate students will find this volume an outstanding starting point for their study of public economics.” 
 
—James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT 

Praise for the first edition
“Here, at last, is a text that methodically unites the traditional normative principles of public economics with the recent emphases on positive approaches to government behavior and on imperfect information as a source of both market and government failure. The material is accessible to students and gives a balanced and well-informed view of the field.” 
 
—Robin Boadway, Queen’s University, Canada 

“This is the textbook that public economists have been waiting for. Hindriks and Myles present an up-to-date look at the core material in public finance, welfare economics, and collective choice theory, and delve into a number of areas of recent research. Without sacrificing formal theory, the authors present the material in a way that is well motivated, policy relevant, and a pleasure to read. Suitable for any senior undergraduate or first graduate course, this book merits serious consideration by every instructor in the field.”
 
—Michael Smart, Department of Economics, University of Toronto


Author Details

Author Name HINDRIKS , JEAN 
About Author Jean Hindriks is Professor in the Economics Department and Co-director of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at the Universit√© Catholique de Louvain.
Author Name MYLES, GARETH D. 
About Author Gareth D. Myles is Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, and the author of Public Economics.

DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND GRAPH THEORY By SATYANARAYANA, BHAVANARI , PRASAD, KUNCHAM SYAM



DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND GRAPH THEORY

DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND GRAPH THEORY
SATYANARAYANA, BHAVANARI , PRASAD, KUNCHAM SYAM

Pages: 496

Binding: Paper Back

Edition: Second Edition

ISBN: 978-81-203-4948-3
Pages: 496
Binding: Paper Back

Price: R 395.00


About The Book

Description:
This comprehensive and self-contained text provides a thorough understanding of the concepts and applications of discrete mathematics and graph theory. It is written in such a manner that beginners can develop an interest in the subject. Besides providing the essentials of theory, the book helps develop problem-solving techniques and sharpens the skill of thinking logically.

The book is organized in two parts. The first part on discrete mathematics covers a wide range of topics such as predicate logic, recurrences, generating function, combinatorics, partially ordered sets, lattices, Boolean algebra, finite state machines, finite fields, elementary number theory and discrete probability. The second part on graph theory covers planarity, colouring and partitioning, directed and algebraic graphs.

In the Second Edition, more exercises with answers have been added in various chapters. Besides, an appendix on languages has also been included at the end of the book.

The book is intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate engineering students of computer science and engineering, information communication technology (ICT), and undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics. It will also be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer applications.


KEY FEATURES

• Provides algorithms and flow charts to explain several concepts.
• Gives a large number of examples to illustrate the concepts discussed.
• Includes many worked-out problems to enhance the student’s grasp of the subject.
• Provides exercises with answers to strengthen the student’s problem-solving ability.

AUDIENCE

• Undergraduate Engineering students of Computer Science and Engineering, Information communication technology (ICT)
• Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Mathematics.
• Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Computer Applications.


Author Details

Author Name Satyanarayana, Bhavanari  
About Author BHAVANARI SATYANARAYANA, Ph.D., is Professor of Mathematics at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Satyanarayana has over three decades of teaching experience in mathematics. He has co-authored/edited more than 39 books and published about 66 research papers (in algebra/fuzzy algebra/graph theory) in reputed national and international journals. He is the recipient of AP Scientist Award (2009), Glory of India Award (Thialand, 2011), Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award (2011) and Bharat Vikas Ratan Award (2011).

His research interests include discrete mathematics, fuzzy algebra, graph theory, linear programming and quantitative methods.


 
Author Name Prasad, Kuncham Syam  
About Author KUNCHAM SYAM PRASAD, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka. Dr. Prasad has over 17 years of teaching experience in mathematics. He has co-authored nine books and published 21 research papers in reputed journals. He is a recipient of the national level Best Research Paper Prize (2000) by the Indian Mathematical Society and also Indian National Science Academy Visiting Fellowship Award (2004).

His research interests include discrete mathematics, algebra, linear programming, topology and graph theory.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Concepts and Applications of MICROWAVE ENGINEERING By KUMAR, SANJAY, SHUKLA, SAURABH


Concepts and Applications of MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

Concepts and Applications of MICROWAVE ENGINEERING
KUMAR, SANJAY , SHUKLA, SAURABH
PRINT EDITION PAGES: 356
ISBN: 978-81-203-4935-3
Pages: 356
Binding: Paper Back
EBOOK PRICE: R325.00
NOW! Available in: R 277.00
  About ebooks and how to download them

About The Book

Description:

The book is primarily designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering and allied branches. The book has been written keeping average students in mind.

This well-organised and lucidly written text gives a comprehensive view of microwave concepts covering its vast spectrum, transmission line, network analysis, microwave tubes, microwave solid-state devices, microwave measurement techniques, microwave antenna theories, radars and satellite communication.

KEY FEATURES

• A fairly large number of well-labelled diagrams provides practical understanding of the concepts.
• Solved numerical problems aptly crafted and placed right after conceptual discussion provide better comprehension of the subject matter.
• Chapter summary highlights important points for quick recap and revision before examination.
• About 200 MCQs with answers help students to prepare for competitive examinations.
• Appropriate number of unsolved numerical problems with answers improves problem solving skill of students.
• Simplified complex mathematical derivations by synthesising them in smaller parts for easy grasping.

Audience

Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering and allied branches

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & REHABILITATION AND MINOR WORKS OF BUILDINGS By VARGHESE, P. C.


MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & REHABILITATION AND MINOR WORKS OF BUILDINGS

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & REHABILITATION AND MINOR WORKS OF BUILDINGS
VARGHESE, P. C.
Pages: 256
Binding: Paper Back
ISBN: 978-81-203-4945-2
Pages: 256
Binding: Paper Back
Price: R 350.00

About The Book

Description:
The term Maintenance of a building refers to the work done for keeping an existing building in a condition where it can perform its intended functions. Usually, the buildings last only for 40 to 50 years in a good shape just because of regular inspection and maintenance that enable timely identification of deteriorated elements. Overlooked dilapidation, inadequate maintenance and lack of repair works may lead to limited life span of a building. This comprehensive book, striving to focus on the maintenance, repair & rehabilitation and minor works of a building, presents useful guidelines that acquaint the readers with the traditional as well as modern techniques for upkeeping and repairing of buildings already constructed.

Dexterously organised into five parts, this book in Part I deals with the maintenance of buildings. Description of the construction chemicals, concrete repair chemicals, special materials used for repair, and repair of various parts of a building is given in Part II. Strengthening of reinforced concrete members by shoring, underpinning, plate bonding, RC jacketing and FRP methods are explored in Part III, which also highlights rebuilding of RC slabs and protection of earth slopes. Part IV of the book exposes the reader to the minor works done in a building such as construction of compound walls, gates, waters sumps, house garage, relaying of floors, joining two adjacent rooms and so on. Part V is based on some allied topics involving control on termites and fungus in buildings as well as introduction of Vaastu Shastra and its main recommendations for a single house in a plot.

Using an engaging style, this book will prove to be a must-read for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering as well as for the polytechnic and ITI diploma students. Besides, the book will also be of immense benefit to the technical professionals across the country.


KEY FEATURES 

• The text displays several figures to make the concepts clear.
• Chapter-end references make the text suitable for further study.
• Appendices at the end of the text provide extra information on non-destructive field tests for survey of the condition of concrete buildings and rough estimation of the construction and maintenance costs of buildings. 

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Second Edition By PANNEERSELVAM, R.


RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PANNEERSELVAM, R.
PRINT EDITION PAGES: 720
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 978-81-203-4946-9
Pages: 720
Binding: Paper Back
EBOOK PRICE: R395.00
NOW! Available in: R 336.00
  About ebooks and how to download them

About The Book

Description:
This comprehensive text designed for MBA, MCom, MA (Economics), MA (Sociology) and PhD (Management, Commerce, Economics, and Engineering) courses continues to give complete account of concepts and statistical tools of research methodology in its Second Edition. The textbook also serves as a reference for consultants to carryout projects/consultancies in industries or service organizations.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE BOOK

• Written in an easy to read style
• Each technique is illustrated with sufficient number of numerical examples
• Gives complete account of statistics and aspects of research methodology
• Chapter 8 gives complete account of testing of hypotheses
• Design and analysis of experiments, advanced multivariate analysis, multidimensional scaling and conjoint analysis, algorithmic research, models for industries and public systems, simulation are unique to this text.
• Graded chapter-end questions

NEW TO THIS EDITION

Introduction of a chapter on SPSS (Chapter 17), is new to this edition which gives readers an idea to obtain statistics for different techniques presented in this text. The different screenshots for different modules of SPSS applied to suitable example problems on sample session for data creation, reports, descriptive statistics, tables, compare means, general linear model, correlation, simple regression, nonparametric tests, classify, data reduction and graphs help readers to understand the features of SPSS.

AUDIENCE

• MBA
• MCom
• MA (Economics)
• MA (Sociology) and
• PhD (Management, Commerce, Economics, and Engineering)

Hot Metal Production by Smelting Reduction of Iron Oxide, Second Edition By Chattejee, Amit



Hot Metal Production by  Smelting Reduction of Iron Oxide

Hot Metal Production by Smelting Reduction of Iron Oxide
CHATTERJEE, AMIT
Pages: 280
Binding: Paper Back
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 978-81-203-4947-6
Pages: 280
Binding: Paper Back
Price: R 350.00

About The Book

Description:
This book, in its second edition, continues to offer a comprehensive treatise on smelting reduction of iron oxide—an emerging alternative method of producing hot metal without using coke. This technique is being increasingly used for hot metal production, which has till date, been dominated by the traditional blast furnace method. Shortage of coking coal, high cost of coke and the recent enforcement of stricter environmental regulations have resulted in the advent of smelting reduction as a supplementary method of hot metal production.

The book covers the details of this rapidly emerging method that holds particular relevance for countries like India, endowed with relatively large reserves of high grade iron ore but unfortunately, not matched by the availability of coking coal. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of smelting reduction. It begins by acquainting the readers with the current worldwide status of ironmaking, followed by the classification of the various smelting reduction processes. It then focuses on explaining the fundamentals of smelting reduction before proceeding with a critical appraisal of the various smelting reduction processes that are currently available. The future of this methodology in India and in the rest of the world is discussed in the concluding chapter. The book contains numerous illustrations to provide a clear understanding of the different processes, equipment and quality parameters relevant to smelting reduction-based ironmaking.

The book is intended mainly for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering (particularly metallurgical engineering) students seeking an insight into this emerging ironmaking technology. It would also be of immense interest to researchers and technologists engaged in the subject of smelting reduction of iron oxide. A variety of chapter-end references would enable teachers and students to get acquainted with the extensive knowledge already available in this field.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SECOND EDITION

• Two new sections on HIsarna process and Circosmelt process have been incorporated.
• New figures and tables have been used in some sections to illustrate the concepts with better clarity and give the up-to-date information.
• Some references have also been added, making the text suitable for further study. 

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Fourth Edition By Rajib Mall


FUNDAMENTALS OF  SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
MALL, RAJIB
Pages: 544
Binding: Paper Back
Edition: FOURTH EDITION
ISBN: 978-81-203-4898-1
Pages: 544
Binding: Paper Back
Price: R 325.00


About The Book

Description:
Advancements and rapid developments have led to many ramifications in the ever-changing world of software engineering. This book, in its Fourth Edition, is restructured and extensively revised to trace the advancements made and landmarks achieved in the field. This book not only incorporates latest and enhanced software engineering techniques and practices but also shows how these techniques are applied into the practical software assignments. The chapters are incorporated with illustrative examples to add an analytical insight on the subject. The book is logically organised to cover expanded and revised treatment of all software process activities.

New to This Edition
• The contents and presentation of all chapters have been improved thoroughly.
• Objective type questions have been included in all the chapters.
• More practice questions have been added to help students understanding the concepts readily.
• McCall’s quality factors and ISO 9126 have been introduced in the chapter dealing with software quality assurance (Chapter 11).
• Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of Computer Science and Engineering, the book is also beneficial for the students opting for a course in MCA, MBA and IT.

Key Features
• Large number of worked-out examples and practice problems.
• Chapter-end exercises and solutions to selected problems to check students’ comprehension on the subject.
• Solutions manual available for instructors.
• PowerPoint slides available online at www.phindia.com/rajibmall to provide integrated learning to the students.

Audience
Undergraduate students of Computer Science and Engineering, a course in MCA, MBA and IT

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING : A Managerial Perspective, Fifth Edition By NARAYANASWAMY, R.


FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING : A Managerial Perspective

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING : A Managerial Perspective
NARAYANASWAMY, R.
Pages: 672
Binding: Paper Back
Edition: Fifth Edition
ISBN: 978-81-203-4949-0
Pages: 672
Binding: Paper Back
Price: R 595.00

About The Book

Description:
This widely adopted, highly acclaimed text, now in its Fifth Edition, has proved to be an invaluable asset to the student community. It explains how to prepare, analyze, and interpret the information from financial statements.

New and Distinctive Features of the Text 

• Banks: An entirely new chapter (Chapter 13) explains the financial statements of banks. It covers the effect of legal and regulatory requirements on the financial performance of banks.

• Spotlight on Earnings Quality Analysis and Earnings Management: Intricate issues in understanding earnings quality and earnings management are explained with real-world examples.

• Chapter Vignette: A tone-setting vignette at the start of every chapter enables the student to relate to the key issues covered in the chapter.

• Emphasis on Thinking: Accounting involves making significant decisions at every level of management. This text provides many opportunities to students to think about the considerations that go into making accounting judgements.

• New Cases: There are new cases on Tata Consultancy Services, Biocon, UBS, Reebok India, Nobles Crus, Essar Oil, HDFC, Kingfisher Airlines, Reliance Communications, and ICICI Bank.

• Student-friendly Approach: Ideas are explained in a simple style using everyday language. No prior knowledge of business is assumed. Common doubts in understanding accounting are addressed.

• New Material and Updates: New material has been added in many chapters. These include revenue recognition, pro forma financial measures, whistle-blowing, fraudster profile, cloud computing, statement of changes in equity, and management communications. The content has been updated to include the effect of theCompanies Act 2013 and changes in Indian accounting standards and International Financial Reporting Standards.

To access learning resources visit www.phindia.com/narayanaswamy5e

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