Monday, 31 August 2015

New Edition Released - ABSTRACT ALGEBRA, THIRD EDITION By CHATTERJEE, DIPAK

            
Price: Rs. 350.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5149-3
Pages: 408
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Appropriate for undergraduate courses, this third edition has new chapters on Galois Theory and Module Theory, new solved problems and additional exercises in the chapters on group theory, boolean algebra and matrix theory.

The text offers a systematic, well-planned, and elegant treatment of the main themes in abstract algebra. It begins with the fundamentals of set theory, basic algebraic structures such as groups and rings, and special classes of rings and domains, and then progresses to extension theory, vector space theory and finally the matrix theory. The boolean algebra by virtue of its relation to abstract algebra also finds a proper place in the development of the text.
The students develop an understanding of all the essential results such as the Cayley’s theorem, the Lagrange’s theorem, and the Isomorphism theorem, in a rigorous and precise manner.

Sufficient numbers of examples have been worked out in each chapter so that the students can grasp the concepts, the ideas, and the results of structure of algebraic objects in a comprehensive way. The chapter-end exercises are designed to enhance the student’s ability to further explore and interconnect various essential notions.
Besides undergraduate students of mathematics, this text is equally useful for the postgraduate students of mathematics.
CONTENTS
Preface
1.     Set Theory
2.     Group Theory
3.     Ring Theory
4.     Extension Theory
5.     Lattice Theory
6.     Boolean Algebra
7.     Vector Space Theory
8.     Matrix Theory
9.     Galois Theory
10.  Module Theory
Bibliography
Answers to Exercises
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
DIPAK CHATTERJEE, Ph.D., is Director, Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata. Earlier he served as Principal, Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata and as Distinguished Professor and HOD, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He has also been the visiting professor at many universities, engineering colleges, and management institutions.
Dr. Chatterjee has several years of experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has contributed a large number of research articles in different journals and also authored several textbooks.
2015 / 408pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5149-3 / Rs.350.00
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Saturday, 29 August 2015

New Book Announcement - PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS By GANGULY, PARTHA KUMAR

            
 

Price: Rs. 495.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5124-0
Pages: 608
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This book is intended for the undergraduate students of electrical and electronics engineering, electronics and communication engineering, and electronics and instrumentation engineering of various universities and state boards of technical education.

In the entire book the approach in explaining a concept has been to take the reader from known to unknown and from simple to complex. Care has been taken to make the presentation student-friendly by showing step-by-step procedures wherever necessary to hold the reader’s attention throughout the book. The book has been developed on the basis of author’s long experience of teaching technical students as well as training technical professionals. Both the students, and the teachers will find this book useful and interesting to read.

Key features
•  Exclusive coverage of the syllabus prescribed for the undergraduate students of engineering.
•  In-depth presentation of all key topics.
•  Sufficient worked-out examples to support and reinforce concepts.
•  Pedagogical features such as chapter wise key points to recall concepts and exercises as well as numerical problems with answers for practice.

CONTENTS
Preface
1.    Introduction to Electronics and Semiconductor Physics
2.    Atomic Structure and Energy Level
3.    Semiconductor Diode
4.    Transistors
5.    Transistor Biasing
6.    Small Signal Amplifier
7.    Hybrid Parameters of Transistor
8.    Multi-stage Transistor Amplifier
9.    Feedback
10.  Sinusoidal Oscillators (Positive Feedback Amplifier)
11.  Transistor Tuned Amplifier
12.  Modulation and Demodulation in Communication System
13.  Multiplexing
14.  Television and Radar
15.  Optical Fiber Communication
16.  Satellite Communication
17.  Cellular Mobile Communication
18.  Field Effect Transistor
19.  FET Biasing
20.  FET Amplifier
21.  Power Diodes
22.  Thyristors
23.  Power Electronics
24.  Operation Amplifier
25.  Digital Circuit
26.  Regulated Power Supply
27.  Electronic Instruments
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
PARTHA KUMAR GANGULY is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shekhawati Engineering College, Dundlod, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Earlier, he has worked as Manager of Transformer Division in Bharat Electronics Ltd., a public sector enterprise. With nearly four decades of teaching and industrial experience, he is the recipient of ‘Vishwakarma Award’ on product development from Ministry of Defence Production, Government of India. He has attended the ICQC International Forum on Quality in Delhi (in 1990) as well as the training program in National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai, Mumbai followed by Management Development Program in Hyderabad. Apart from this, he is an active member of The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI). His fields of interest include principle of electrical engineering, electronics, electric drive and control, utilization of electric power and industrial power electronics.

  
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

New Book Announcement - PRINCIPLES OF ENZYME TECHNOLOGY By KHAN, M. Y., KHAN, FARHA

            
 

Price: Rs. 425.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5041-0
Pages: 368
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DESCRIPTION
Today, enzyme technology, amalgamating enzymology with biotechnology, has become a household name in practically all branches of the contemporary science and technology. The book Principles of Enzyme Technology provides an exhaustive presentation of enzyme technology. The text is organised into four parts out of which the first three are more inclined towards imparting the conceptual aspects of the subject, whereas the fourth part accentuates more on the escalating applications of enzymes in industry, be it food, textile or pharmaceutical. Thus, the book offers a balanced insight into the immense world of enzymes in a single readable volume.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BOOK
• Inclusion of a chapter on Enzyme Engineering and Technology makes the book more future-oriented, highlighting the wonders that the modern science can make.
• The textual presentation is very lucid, illustrative and organised in a manner that it is not based solely on the complexity of the subject but also on its usefulness.
• Adequate number of references, listing of literature for further reading and problems (both multiple choice and thought based) given at the end of each chapter make the book an ideal tool for learning enzyme technology.
Primarily intended as a text for the students of biotechnology, biochemistry and other life science branches, this book will be of immense use to the professionals as well as researchers for teaching and references.

CONTENTS
Foreword • Preface Part I: STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ENZYMES 1. The World of Enzymes 2. Structure and Properties of Enzymes 3. Techniques Used in Enzymatic Analysis Part II: CHARACTERISTICS AND KINETICS OF ENZYME CATALYSIS 4. Reaction Kinetics: General Considerations 5. Kinetics of Enzymatic Reactions 6. Enzyme Inhibition 7. Multi-substrate Reactions 8. Multisite and Allosteric Enzymes Part III: REGULATION AND MECHANISM OF ENZYME CATALYZED REACTIONS 9. Enzyme Regulation 10. Cofactors and Coenzymes 11. Reaction Mechanisms of Representative Enzymes Part IV: APPLIED ENZYMOLOGY 12. Purification of Enzymes 13. Immobilization of Enzymes 14. Enzyme Engineering and Technology 15. Industrial Applications of Enzymes 16. Clinical Enzymology Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
M. Y. KHAN, PhD, is Head and Dean, Department of Biotechnology, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. Having more than three decades of experience in teaching, research and academic administration, Prof. Khan is Chief Coordinator of the Innovative and Emerging Sciences. His research contribution in the field of enzyme technology and protein chemistry is acclaimed world over as evidenced by his over eighty publications virtually in all top ranking journals of biochemistry and related areas. Twenty-two scholars have been awarded PhD under guidance of Prof. Khan and all of them are contributing to the cause of science in India and abroad. Prof. Khan was given Fulbright Fellowship for visiting USA as visiting scientist in 1988. He was also bestowed with the prestigious ‘Fogarty International Research Fellowship’ during 1989–1990 for researching in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the New York Medical College. He has also been visiting professor at the institution in 1994.
FARHA KHAN, pursuing PhD at IISc Bangalore, has obtained her M.Tech from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Kolkata. She undertook a series of short-term trainings in different institutions, including the University of Lucknow, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, sponsored training at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and in-house summer training at WBUT, Kolkata. She has also contributed a chapter on ‘The Friend, the Foe and the Factotum in Biotechnology: A Bird’s Eye View’ in a book. Currently, she is pursuing research in structural biology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  
2015 / 368pp. / 17.8 X 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5041-0 / Rs.425.00
  
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Monday, 24 August 2015

New Edition Released - PRACTICAL BOILER OPERATION ENGINEERING AND POWER PLANT, 4th Ed. By MALLICK

            
 

Price: Rs. 650.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5139-4
Pages: 616
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DESCRIPTION
The fourth edition of the book is richer in contents presenting updated information on the fundamental aspects of various processes related to thermal power plants. The major thrust in the book is given on the hands-on procedure to deal with the normal and emergency situations during plant operation.
Beginning from the fundamentals, the book, explores the vast concepts of boilers, steam turbines and other auxiliary systems. Following a simple text format and easy-to-grasp language, the book explicates various real-life situation-related topics involving operation, commissioning, maintenance, electrical and instrumentation of a power plant.
NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION
• The text now incorporates a new chapter on Environmental and Safety Aspects of Thermal Power Plants.
• New sections on Softener, Water Treatment of Supercritical Boiler, Wet Mode and Dry Mode Operation of Supercritical Boiler, Electromatic Pressure Relief Valve, Pressure Reducing and Desuperheating (PRDS) System, Orsat Apparatus, and Safety Interlocks and Auto Control Logics in Boiler have been added in related chapters.
• Several sections have been updated to provide the reader with the latest information.
• A new appendix on Important Information on Power Generation has been incorporated into the text.
Dealing with all the latest coverage, the book is written to address the requirements of the undergraduate students of power plant engineering. Besides this, the text would also cater to the needs of those candidates who are preparing for Boiler Operation Engineers (BOE) Examination and the undergraduate/postgraduate students who are pursuing courses in various power training institutes. The book will also be of immense use to the students of postgraduate diploma course in thermal power plant engineering.
KEY FEATURES
• Covers almost all the functional areas of thermal power plants in its systematically arranged topics.
• Incorporates more than 500 self-test questions in chapter-end exercises to test the student’s grasp of the fundamental concepts and BOE Examination preparation.
• Involves numerous well-labelled diagrams throughout the book leading to easy learning.
• Provides several solved numerical problems that generally arise during the functioning of thermal power plants.

CONTENTS
Preface 1. Fundamentals 2. Heat Transfer Methods 3. Fuel and Combustion 4. Properties of Steam 5. Boiler Feedwater Chemistry 6. Introduction to Boiler 7. Fuel Handling System 8. Air Path 9. Feedwater Path 10. Steam Path 11. Flue Gas Path 12. Ash Handling System 13. Operation of Boiler 14. Pipes, Tubes and Fittings 15. Pipe Fittings and Ancillaries 16. Steam Turbine 17. Auxiliary System of Steam Turbine 18. Operation of Steam Turbine 19. Generator 20. Commissioning of Power Plant 21. Maintenance of Power Plant 22. Control and Instrumentation 23. Scope of Energy Conservation in Thermal Power Plants 24. Environmental and Safety Aspects of Thermal Power Plant Plant Calculations or Numericals APPENDICES I: Unit Conversion II: Various Pipelines used at Thermal Power Plant III: Syllabus for BOE Examination IV: Important Information on Power Generation Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
AMIYA RANJAN MALLICK, with more than 27 years of experience, is General Manager (Power Plant), B.K. Birla Group of Industries, Maharashtra. Earlier, he served with a Government of India enterprise and subsequently worked at Tata and Birla Group of Companies. Comprehensive operation and maintenance of power plant is the main functional area of his career. He is actively associated with Boiler Operation Engineers (BOE) Examination, and presently, is a member of BOE Examination Board and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (I) as well.
  
2015 / 616pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5139-4 / Rs.650.00
  
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Saturday, 22 August 2015

New Edition Released - INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS, Second Edition By KUMAR, ARUN

            
 

Price: Rs. 450.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5147-9
Pages: 528
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Introduction to Solid State Physics, in its Second Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical properties of crystalline solids. It explains the structure of crystals, theory of crystal diffraction and the reciprocal lattice. As the book advances, it describes different kinds of imperfections in crystals, bonding in solids, and vibration in one-dimensional monoatomic and diatomic linear lattice. Different theories of specific heat, thermal conductivity of solids and lattice thermal conductivity are thoroughly dealt with. Coverage also includes the free electron theory, band theory of solids and semiconductors. In addition, the book also describes in detail the magnetic properties of solids and superconductivity. Finally, the book includes discussions on lasers, nanotechnology and the basic principles of fibre optics and holography. Some new topics like cellular method, quantum Hall effect, de Haas van Alphen effect, Pauli paramagnetism and semiconductor laser have been added in the present edition of the book to make it more useful for the students.
The book is designed to meet the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students of physics for their courses in solid state physics, condensed matter physics and material science.
KEY FEATURES
• Puts a conceptual emphasis on the subject.
• Includes numerous diagrams and figures to clarify the concepts.
• Gives step-by-step explanations of theories.
• Provides chapter-end exercises to test the knowledge acquired.

CONTENTS
Preface 1. CRYSTAL STRUCTURE 2. CRYSTAL DIFFRACTION AND THE RECIPROCAL LATTICE 3. IMPERFECTIONS IN CRYSTALS 4. BONDING IN SOLIDS 5. LATTICE VIBRATION 6. THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS 7. FREE ELECTRON THEORY OF METALS 8. BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS 9. SEMICONDUCTORS 10. MAGNETISM 11. SUPERCONDUCTIVITY 12. DIELECTRICS 13. LASERS 14. PHASE EQUILIBRIA AND PHASE DIAGRAMS 15. NANOTECHNOLOGY 16. FIBRE OPTICS AND HOLOGRAPHY Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
ARUN KUMAR, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the University Department of Physics, Ranchi University, Ranchi. He has been teaching physics and electronics to undergraduate and postgraduate students for over two decades. Basic Electronics, Number Systems—For Digital Computers andProblems in Physics are three other books authored by him. He has published a number of papers in journals of international repute and has supervised students for their Ph.D. degree. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and currently Vice Chairman of its Ranchi centre, and a Member of the Indian Associations of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Kanpur. Dr. Kumar is also listed in ‘Reference Asia: Asia’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievement’.
  
2015 / 528pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5147-9 / Rs.450.00
  
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Thursday, 20 August 2015

New Edition Released - GROUP THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN CHEMISTRY, SECOND EDITION By KUNJU, A. SALAHUDDIN , KRISHNAN, G.

            
 

Price: Rs. 295.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5134-9
Pages: 296
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DESCRIPTION
This book, divided into two parts, now in its second edition, presents the basic principles of group theory and their applications in chemical theories. While retaining the thorough coverage of the previous edition, the book in Part I, discusses the symmetry elements, point groups and construction of character tables for different point groups. In Part II, it describes the concept of hybridization to explain the shapes of molecules and analyzes the character tables to predict infrared and Raman active vibrational modes of molecules. It also brings into fore the molecular orbital theory and the techniques of group theory to interpret bonding in transition metal complexes and their electronic spectra. Finally, the book describes the crystal symmetry in detail as well as the Woodward–Hoffmann rules to determine the pathways of electrocyclic and cycloaddition reactions.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION
• New sections on Direct Product, Group–sub-group Relationships, Effect of Descent in Octahedral Symmetry on Degeneracy, Jahn–Teller Distortion, Group–sub-group Relationships and Electronic Spectra of Complexes and Influence of Coordination on the Infrared Spectra of Oxoanionic Ligands, Space Groups
• Revised sections on Projection Operator, SALC Molecular Orbitals of Benzene and π-Molecular Orbitals of 1, 3-Butadiene
KEY FEATURES
• Provides mathematical foundations to understand group theory.
• Includes several examples to illustrate applications of group theory.
• Presents chapter-end exercises to help the students check their understanding of the subject matter.
The book is designed for the senior undergraduate students and postgraduate students of Chemistry. It will also be of immense use to the researchers in the fields where group theory is applied.

CONTENTS
Preface Part I: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GROUP THEORY Chapter 1 Molecular Symmetry Chapter 2 Group Representation and Character Table Part II: APPLICATIONS OF GROUP THEORY Chapter 3 Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals Chapter 4 Spectroscopy Chapter 5 Molecular Orbital Theory Chapter 6 Transition Metal Complexes Chapter 7 Crystal Symmetry Chapter 8 Woodward–Hoffmann Rules Appendix A: Character Tables for Chemically Important Symmetry Groups Appendix B: Correlation Table for Group Oh Appendix C: Stereographic Projections for the 32 Crystallographic Point Groups Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
A. SALAHUDDIN KUNJU, Ph.D., has been Principal, University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He has also been Head, Department of Chemistry, University College. Dr. Kunju has more than four decades of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has authored three books and published several papers in international journals.
G. KRISHNAN, Ph.D., has been Principal, Government College, Chavara, Kerala. He has also been Head, Department of Chemistry, University College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Krishnan has more than four decades of teaching experience and has published several papers in international journals.
  
2015 / 296pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5134-9 / Rs.295.00
  
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New Edition Released - WIND POWER PLANTS AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, SECOND EDITION By EARNEST, JOSHUA , WIZELIUS, TORE

            
 


Price: Rs. 1495.0
ISBN: 978-81-203-5127-1
Pages: 532
Binding: Hard Bound
[With CD-ROM]
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DESCRIPTION
This book, now in its Second Edition, continues to give a wider and deeper knowledge about various aspects of wind power for electricity generation than the earlier edition. Based on the feedback from different quarters, most of the chapters of this second edition has been enriched and modified. On popular demand from the mechanical engineers, an additional chapter on ‘Gear Systems in Wind Turbines’ has also been added. This revised version will continue to enlighten electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, electronics and civil engineers as well. Needless to say, this will be an asset even to those who already have the first edition of this book.

What do Reviewers say?
“This massive work is a welcome addition to any wind energy library--well illustrated with splendid photographs and drawings that I haven’t seen in any other book. An ardent learner can lucidly understand the basic wind turbine theory, design, and project development. I wish I’d written it!”
Paul Gipe, USA, Author, Advocate & Renewable Industry Analyst, California
“Dr Joshua Earnest, author of numerous books on wind power, strikes a chord with everyone willing to think deeply about renewable energy and wind power in particular, as he tackles the most profound issues of wind power design and implementation. It is a true pleasure to read this extraordinary and inspiring ‘bible of wind power’.”
Lars Hallén, Sweden, Founder & Chairman of LIFE Academy, Karlstad

“First-ever reference book from India with a highly practical stint and spread of inter-disciplinary ‘Know How’, ‘Know Why’ and ‘Deeper Knowledge’ for anyone who wants to Win with Wind Power Generation.”

Dr. S. Gomathinayagam, India, Director General, National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) (formerly C-WET)

“This book is one of the most comprehensive books on wind energy, especially regarding the electrical systems of large wind power plants. I’m very pleased to see this new edition.”
Sven Ruin, Sweden, Consultant for TEROC & Chairman of the Swedish Wind Power Association’s section on small-scale wind power

CONTENTS
Part I: Wind Energy
1.  Wind Power World Scenario
2.  Wind Power in India
3.  Wind Characteristics
4.  Power in the Wind
5.  Size, Performance and Efficiency of Wind Power Plants
Part II: Wind Power Plant Technology Overview
6.  Types of Wind Power Plants
7.  Components of Wind Power Plants
8.  Working of Wind Power Plants
9.  Aerodynamic Power Regulation of Wind Power Plants
10. Specifications of Wind Power Plants
Part III: Electrical and Electronics of Wind Power Plants
11. Constant and Variable Speed Wind Power Plants
12. Power Electronics in Wind Power Plants
13. Type-A Wind Power Plant
14. Type-B Wind Power Plant
15. Type-C Wind Power Plant
16. Type-D WPP with WRSG
17. Type-D WPP with PMSG
Part IV: Grid Connection of Wind Power Plants
18. Wind Power Quality and Electrical Generators
19. Grid Integration of Wind Power Plants
Part V: Wind Power Project Development
20. Wind Resource Assessment
21. Siting and Micro-siting of Wind Power Plants
22. Economics of Wind Power Projects
23. Choice of Wind Power Plants
24. Project Development
Part VI: Wind Power Policy and Environment
25. Wind Power Policy
26. Wind Power and Environment
27. Wind Power Planning
28. Public Perception and Acceptance
Part VII: Maintenance of Wind Power Plants
29. Operation and Maintenance of Wind Power Plants
30. Maintenance of Wind Power Plant Components
31. Gear Systems in Wind Power Plants
Glossary
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Joshua Earnest is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal. He has about six years of industrial experience and thirty years of teaching and training experience. Besides being a trainer–educator of engineering teachers at the university and tertiary levels, he also trains executives of the industry.
His expertise is not only in the area of wind power but engineering education. He has been the convener of India’s First International Wind Energy Conference at NITTTR Bhopal in January 2006 and later in 2011 as well. Other than being a guest professor for wind power at Gotland University (now Uppsala University), Sweden, he has been the online wind power education resource person to CEPRI, China. Since 2009, he has been the wind power resource person for LIFE Academy, Karlstad, Sweden, University of Namibia, Windhoek and other organizations too. He has also to his credit a considerable number of papers and articles published at national and international levels.

TORE WIZELIUS is a Wind Power Consultant, who has authored nine books on wind power (in Swedish and English). While working as a lecturer at Gotland University (now Uppsala University) from 1998–2008 Tore Wizelius developed a number of online distance education university courses and also courses on wind power for technical university teachers in India, in cooperation with Prof. Joshua Earnest.
Tore Wizelius has a wide experience in wind power development around the world, not only from a technological point of view, but also from energy policy, spatial planning and project development. He has a special interest in socio-technical aspects and community power projects that benefit the local communities where the wind power plants are installed.

  
2015 / 532pp. / 21.6 × 27.8 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5127-1 / Rs.1495.0
  
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CAT 2015: How to prepare?

CAT 2015 is slated to be held on November 29, this year. The exam consists of three sections - Quantitative Aptitude (34 questions to be attempted in one hour), Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (34 questions to be attempted in one hour) and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (32 questions to be attempted in one hour).
The aspirants should keep in mind that CAT needs a disciplined and comprehensive preparation.
Key steps for preparation:
Step 1: The candidates should be familiar with their strengths and weaknesses with respect to the kind of questions asked in CAT. The candidates can take online mock tests, in order to analyse their SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat).
Step 2: On identifying the weaknesses, the candidates should chalk out a short horizon plan (daily or weekly) and long horizon (till CAT) plan. The candidates can divide the number of chapters (or concepts) by number of days and then create a study plan. Making a study plan is not difficult, however, the candidates should ensure to stick to it, religiously.
Important points to keep in mind:
The candidates should keep the 70/30 rule in mind. According to this thumb rule, approximately 70 per cent of the questions in Quant come from 30 per cent of the chapters viz. Number System, Geometry, Time Speed Distance, Ratio proportion, Function/graphs, Equations and Permutation and Combination. If the candidates manage to get even 3/4th of these questions correct, they will easily be able to secure 92 percentile in QA.
However, knowing that almost 100 days remain for CAT, the candidates are suggested to go through all the concepts and chapters at least once. Also, it is vital to understand that almost half of the total number of questions will be fundamentals' based questions with simple 1-2 step solution.
CAT Mathematics Guha
In this section, the students are expected to have practiced different types of questions. This section students prepare mostly on their own, even if they have joined a coaching institute. Most frequently asked questions in this section constitute of: arrangement based questions (linear, circular and tabular), sequencing based questions (loose sequencing and strict sequencing), network diagram, games based and team formation questions.
In Data Interpretation, most of the questions are based upon two or more than two types of charts. In the previous years, both calculation intensive and interpretation based questions have been asked frequently. Besides, questions from Data Sufficiency can also be asked. To prepare this section, the candidates keep a target of solving 4-5 sets every day. Try to ensure that the questions are of different type.
In this section,  questions can be distributed into three types - 
Type 1: Questions based upon logics like Para jumble, Critical reasoning, FIJ, Logical completion of idea etc.
Type 2: Questions based upon application of grammar like sentence correction and vocabulary based questions like fill in the blanks questions
Type 3: Questions based upon reading comprehension.
Fill-in-the-blanks-questions are designed to measure an aspirant's ability to understand the intended meaning of a sentence. Each question requires one to analyse the context of a sentence and determine which word or words are best to complete that sentence
Step 3: Thereafter, the candidates should join any national level test series, and analyse their performance in all the tests thoroughly.

Read more at http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/cat-2015-study-plan/1/457451.html

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Say bye to heavy school bags; Government proposes new guidelines


To make the process of going to school a more joyous one, a set of guidelines have been proposed by the Centre suggesting steps such as well-designed timetables and use of child-friendly rucksacks. Other measures proposed include discouraging reference books and children up to Class 2 leaving behind their bags in school.

The guidelines, which would be placed before the Central Advisory Board on Education on August 19 for consideration also calls for supporting the concept of "class libraries" to inculcate the habit of reading among students and supplement those who do not bring textbooks on a particular day. The guidelines have been issued after there has been a growing concern about the weight of the school bags and its effects on children's health. 
Emphasis has been laid on school principals and teachers to frame a well-designed timetable for each section of the class so that children do not have to carry too many books or notebooks to the school each day.

Read more at http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/lighter-school-bags/1/459418.html


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) to be conducted only Once a Year

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), through which management aspirants get admissions to various B-schools in the nation, would now get conducted only once a year. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has decided the same recently and has set to implement the same from next academic session. Previously the exam got conducted twice a year, giving an additional chance to the aspiring management candidates to get admissions in the B-Schools of their choices.

The CMAT was scheduled for September this year but this got delayed for some reasons and the exam would only take place next year in January. The candidates who were waiting for the test this year would now have to wait for January. According to Avinash S. Pant, the Vice Chairman of AICTE “Since 2012, AICTE has been conducting CMAT twice in an academic year during September and February for admission to PG programmes in management. But, now it will be conducted once in a year. For CMAT schedules in January 2016, a notification will be released soon.”

The council had ascertained the candidates waiting for the notification to get that they would take out the notification by first week of August. But due to negligence in the part of the council it didn’t come out till mid-August. The official notification regarding the test which was due in September would also delay. Candidates would be informed about their admit cards and other examination details later.

New Book Announcement - APPLIED OPTICS By SINGH, DEVRAJ

            
 


Price: Rs. 295.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5140-0
Pages: 264
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Applied Optics is designed to cater to the need of application part of optics for undergraduate students in Physics and Engineering in Indian Universities. The book covers the applications of optics for lasers, optical fibres, holography, special theory of relativity, particle nature of radiations and photoconductivity and photovoltaics. The text explains the concepts through extensive use of line drawings and gives full derivations of essential relations. The topics are dealt with in a well-organized sequence with proper explanations along with simple mathematical formulations.
KEY FEATURES
• Provides several Solved Numerical Problems to help students comprehend the concepts with ease
• Includes Multiple Choice Questions and Theoretical Questions to help students check their understanding of the subject matter
• Contains unsolved Numerical Problems with answers to build problem-solving skills
• Provides Formulae at a Glance and Conceptual Questions with their answers for quick revision

CONTENTS
Preface Chapter 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF LASER Chapter 2 FIBRE OPTICS Chapter 3 HOLOGRAPHY Chapter 4 THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY Chapter 5 THE PARTICLE NATURE OF RADIATION Chapter 6 PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY AND PHOTOVOLTAICS Appendix Bibliography Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Devraj Singh, D.Phil., is Assistant Professor and Head in the Department of Applied Physics, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi. With 13 years of teaching experience, he has to his credit 60 research articles in national and international journals of ultrasonics and 19 books including 2 books published by PHI Learning. He is life member of Ultrasonics Society of India, Materials Research Society of India, Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Acoustical Society of India and Metrology Society of India.

  
2015 / 264pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5140-0 / Rs.295.00
  
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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Books on Optics and Optical Engineering By Devraj Singh

Books on Optics and Optical Engineering By Devraj Singh

New Book Announcement - TWO AND THREE WHEELER TECHNOLOGY By PANCHAL, DHRUV U.

            
 


Price: Rs. 395.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5143-1
Pages: 400
Binding: Paper Back
Order online at www.phindia.com
DESCRIPTION
The inclination towards two wheelers is not newer to the world. From the very beginning, two wheelers are recognized as a mark of triumph, independence and joy. These are considered fast, safe and easy mode of transportation with worthy fuel economy. With the arrival of automation and electronics in two wheelers, the study gained more momentum, which led Two and Three Wheeler Technology to emerge as a new discipline of automobile engineering. The book explains traditional and modern technologies in an easy to understand manner. Various technologies have been explicated with appropriate 2D and 3D diagrams to support learning. Text comprises the state-of-the-art developments in the field of two wheelers. Detailed explanation on the actual assemblies helps the students to cognize the technology systematically. Although the emphasis has been given to the two wheeler technology, considering the requirement of various syllabi, the last chapter is solely dedicated to three wheeler technology.

Chapter-end review questions help students in preparing them for examination by self-assessment method.

Primarily designed for the undergraduate and diploma students of automobile engineering, the lucid and simple presentation of the book makes it useful for the commoner, who has keen interest in this area. It is a useful guide for a vehicle owner for understanding mechanism and parts, which may help him in maintaining his vehicle at best efficiency.

CONTENTS
Preface
1.    Introduction
2.    Two Wheeler Engine
3.    Fuel Supply System
4.    Lubricating System
5.    Cooling System
6.    Exhaust System
7.    Scavenging System
8.    Cranking System
9.    Transmission System
10.  Steering and Suspension System
11.  Braking System
12.  Wheels and Tires
13.  Frame and Body
14.  Electrical Systems
15.  Two Wheeler Dynamics
16.  Racing Bike Requirements
17.  Electric Two Wheeler 18.  Three Wheeler Vehicles
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
DHRUV U. PANCHAL, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. He has also served at Ahmedabad Institute of Technology, and Indus Institute of Technology and Engineering, Gujarat. He has a good blend of teaching and industrial experience in the field of automobile engineering.
  
2015 / 400pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5143-1 / Rs.395.00
  
PHI Learning Private Limited © 2011.
Email: phi@phindia.com
For more information visit : www.phindia.com

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