Saturday, 31 May 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014
"The book is well written and explanation for individual topics has been given vividly, usually this vividness is expected for any Electromagnetics book which involves many mathematical expressions and derivations. In this book many advanced topics have been dealt with in detail like forces and energy in the static and quasi-static magnetic field."
-Ponnambalam P, Assistant Professor (Senior),School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
|About The Book
The book is organized in two parts. Part I deals with statistical quality control. It starts with the fundamentals of statistics and quality followed by elaborate discussion on statistical process control, process and gauge capability studies with emphasis on their practical application. It also covers detailed discussion on the various types of control charts used to monitor and control quality of processes and products. It includes acceptance sampling inspection procedures and standard sampling systems. Part II deals with quality improvement techniques/methods. It is a data driven approach that discusses the application of Design of Experiments and Taguchi Methods for improving quality of processes and products. A comprehensive discussion on total quality management is also presented.
• Provides a well structured procedure for the application of all the tools and techniques.
• Includes Shainin DOE tools widely used in Six sigma projects.
• Demonstrates the application of quality improvement techniques through real life case studies.
|Preface • Acknowledgements |
1. Statistical Concepts for Quality Control
2. Fundamentals of Quality
3. Statistical Process Control
4. Process and Measurement System Capability
5. Control Charts for Attributes
6. Control Charts for Individual Measurements
7. Acceptance Sampling by Attributes
8. Standard Acceptance Sampling Systems
9. Concepts of Reliability
10. Quality Improvement Through Design of Experiments
11. Process Parameters Optimisation Using Taguchi Method
12. Shainin System for Quality Improvement
13. Shainin DOE Tools
14. Six-sigma Approach to Quality
15. Total Quality Management
16. Case Studies on Quality Improvement
References • Index
|Author Name||KRISHNAIAH, K.|
|About Author||K. KRISHNAIAH (PhD)
is Professor of Eminence, Department of Industrial Engineering, Anna
University, Chennai. Earlier, he was Professor and Head in the
department of industrial engineering, Anna University, Chennai. He
received his BE (Mechanical) and ME (Industrial Engineering) from S.V.
University, Tirupati (AP). |
Dr. Krishnaiah has thirty-four years of teaching and research experience and has published several papers in national and international journals. He is also the co-author of the book Applied Design of Experiments and Taguchi Methods (published by PHI Learning). His areas of interest include operations management, quality and design of experiments.
Monday, 26 May 2014
What the Reviewer's say
"The book is extremely useful to students and teachers having interest in the design and innovation in processes of metal production as well as its characterization. The book is written in an easy to understand style, thereby enabling one to understand the fundamentals of metallurgical processes with reference to the physic-chemical properties and flow of the substance(s) involved therein. Since long back, a need for such book might be experienced by so many academicians and the book is nothing but, an attempt in the direction. The book is extremely useful in order to understand the kinetics of metallurgical reactions, which is supposed to be a complex, interdisciplinary subject."
-Prof. Jayant Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor,
Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT, BHU (Banaras Hindu University)
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
|About The Book|
Natural resource management and sustainable development has, of late, assumed great importance, especially because of ecological crisis and environmental dangers which are looming large. Today the issues related to natural resource exploitation, consequences, their conservation, preservation and management leading to sustainable development have become the major thrust areas of teaching and research. Also, sustainability of natural resources, especially water and land resources, and their efficient use is one of the core programmes of Government of India’s Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017) for strategic development; this objective can only be achieved if the resources are used judiciously.
Although land and water resources—the focus of the present book—are vital for human survival and development, unfortunately both are under threat and are increasing strain worldwide. These resources have wide and significantly varying implications in rural and urban settlements, especially in India, where population has been continuously growing and, therefore, the demand of land and water is intensifying. This has necessitated urgent need for reviewing the availability of land and water resources and their conservation.
Besides dealing with the theoretical aspects, this compendium presents case studies on natural resources as well, which reveal ground realities at micro and meso levels too. Pedagogical features like maps, diagrams, satellite imageries and latest database of the primary and secondary nature distinguish this book from other works on the subject.
The book will be of immense use to postgraduate students and research scholars of geography and related disciplines such as rural–urban studies and environmental science. The thematic approach of the book provides reasonably good contents for cogitation to researchers. Policy makers, planners and academicians may also be benefitted while framing futuristic norms which may lead to sustainable development—the ultimate goal.
• Postgraduate students and Research Scholars of Geography.
• Policy makers, Planners and Academicians
|Author Name||MISRA, HARIKESH N. (Editor)|
HARIKESH N. MISRA, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of Allahabad. Currently he is President of the National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI).
He had the opportunity to be exposed to different facets of modern geography as US Government Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh (1976–77) and as Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow at Cambridge University (1988–99). His teaching and research experience spans over four decades as Lecturer in Geography Department, University of Allahabad (1969–1984), Reader (1984–1992) and Professor (1992–2011). He has been the founder Professor of Geography Department, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla during 1992–1997. Also, he served as Member, editorial board of Pariyojan, an International Journal of Planning and Policy Sciences (1984–1988), Progress in Human Geography, UK (1994–98) and as Editor of the Annals of the National Association of Geographers, India (2000–2011).
Dr. Misra has supervised more than 25 PhD students and has authored five books. Also, he has published 66 papers in national and international journals of repute. Some of his oft-quoted works relate to Popular Settlements, Rural–Urban Relations, Role of Small and Intermediate Towns, Informal Sector and Ruralisation of Indian Cities. His current thrust areas of research are sustainable development and natural resource management planning.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
|About The Book|
Primarily intended as a textbook for undergraduate students of Physics, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of electricity and magnetism.
Organised in 12 chapters, the text is developed based on the vast experience of the author. The book begins with mathematical preliminaries that deal with vector algebra. The text encompasses a wide range of topics, such as electrostatics, current electricity, magnetism and magnetic effect of current. It gives a thorough treatment of electromagnetic induction, varying current, alternating current and their applications. The book lucidly explains heating effect of current, thermoelectricity, theory of magnetism, semiconductors and superconductivity. The topics such as Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, plasma state of matter, discharge of electricity through gases and magnetohydrodynamics are also elaborately dealt with. The book features a lot of worked-out problems in chapters as well as chapter-end review exercises which will enable students to get a more in-depth understanding of key concepts.
0. Mathematical Preliminaries
2. Current Electricity
3. Magnetism and Magnetic Effects of Current
4. Electromagnetic Induction and Applications
5. Varying Current and Applications
6. Alternating Current and Applications
7. Heating Effect and Thermoelectricity
8. Theory of Magnetism
9. Semiconductors and Devices
11. Electrodynamics and Electromagnetic Waves
12. Electric Discharge through Gases and Magnetohydrodynamics
About The Author
S.K. Chatterjee, Ph.D., is former Professor in Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur and UGC Emeritus Fellow. He has over three decades of experience in teaching and guiding research programmes.
A life member of Indian Institute of Metals and Materials Research Society of India, Dr. Chatterjee has published three books, including X-ray Diffraction: Its Theory and Applications (published by PHI Learning). He has published more than 80 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and also presented a number of research papers in international conferences in India and abroad.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
What the Reviewer's say
"I have introduced to this book quite accidentally, by a local bookseller, M/s Cosmo Books, Thrissur.
I have been teaching the subject"Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion" for final year Mechanical Students. I found this book very useful from the student's point of view, explanations were very clear and straight forward, numerical examples were up to the point,on the whole I have adapted this book as my main source later on."
-Prof.P.P.Premachandran, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Albertian Institute of Science And Technology,
Archbishop Angel Mary Nagar Kalamaserry,
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