Friday, 27 November 2015

New Book Announcement - GAME THEORY FOR MANAGERS By ALKA CHADHA

            
 

Price: Rs. 325.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5171-4
Pages: 256
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This book, written in an interactive manner and easy-to-comprehend style, explicates the concepts of game theory. It enables the readers to think strategically in interactions that they may encounter as managers. The book innovatively cites real-world scenarios to highlight the fundamental concepts of game theory. It includes applications from regions around the world, with special emphasis on India.

Primarily intended for the students of MBA, the book is also of immense use for managers involved in decision-making. In addition, it will be of value to all readers from all walks of life engaged in strategic interactions, including professionals.

The book is supplemented with Instructor’s Manual and Solution’s Manual.

Highlights of the book
• Many case studies and examples are given in the text to maintain the reader’s interest in the subject. The case studies dwell on diverse issues such as diplomacy, politics, movies, sports, health care, environment, besides business and economics.
• Mathematical usage is kept at a level that is easy for most MBA students. Even for those students who are not very comfortable with mathematics, the book is designed in such a way that intuitive and logical understanding is possible without rigorous models.
• Each chapter (excluding the first chapter on introduction) ends with summary, solved examples, key terms and exercises.



Solution Manual is available for adopting faculty.
CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgements
1.    Introduction
2.    Simultaneous-move Games: Pure Strategies
3.    Games of Coordination
4.    Games using Randomized Strategies
5.    Dynamic Sequential-move Games
6.    Oligopoly Models of Continuous Strategies
7.    Repeated Games
8.    Asymmetric Information
9.    Auctions
10.  Bayesian Games
11.  Coalition Games
12.  Bargaining and Contracts
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Alka Chadha, Ph.D. in Economics (National University of Singapore), is a faculty member (Economics) at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. She was earlier teaching at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. She has completed her B.A. (Hons) Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and M.A. Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

She has published several articles in international refereed journals, including World Development, Industrial and Corporate Change, Economic Modelling and Scientometrics. Her teaching interests include Microeconomics, Game Theory, Indian Economy and Policy and Economics of Innovation. Her research areas focus on Innovation, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Internationalisation and FDI.
  
2015 / 256pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5171-4 / Rs.325.00
  
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Wishing you a very Happy Diwali!

Wishing you a very Happy Diwali!

New Edition Released - MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, 2/E By BATHUL, SHAHNAZ

            
 

Price: Rs. 495.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5129-5
Pages: 480
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DESCRIPTION
This book, in its Second Edition, provides the basic concepts and applications of discrete mathematics and graph theory. The book is aimed at undergraduate students of computer science and engineering, and information technology. It is also suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science, mathematics and computer applications.
The book exposes the students to fundamental knowledge in:
- Mathematical logic, tautology and normal forms
- Elementary set theory, functions and their relations
- Algebraic structure, binary operation, group theory and homomorphism
- Theory of permutations and combinations, binomial and multinomial theorems
- Recurrence relations and methods of solving them
- Graph theory, spanning tree, Eulerian and Hamiltonian circuits and isomorphism
Key Features
Includes a large number of worked-out problems for sound understanding of the concepts.
Offers chapter-end exercises to test students’ comprehension of theory.
Gives a quiz section at the end of each chapter to help students prepare for the competitive examinations.
Incorporates short questions asked in universities’ examinations.

CONTENTS
Preface 1. MATHEMATICAL LOGIC 2. CALCULUS OF PREDICATES 3. COMBINATORICS 4. RECURRENCE RELATIONS 5. GRAPH THEORY Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Shahnaz Bathul, PhD, is former Professor, Department of Mathematics, JNTUH College of Engineering, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. She has more than two decades of teaching experience. A member of the Indian Statistical Association and the Mathematical Association of America, Prof. Bathul has also authored four textbooks on engineering mathematics and statistics.
  
2015 / 480pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5129-5 / Rs.495.00
  
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Monday, 9 November 2015

New Book Announcement - मानस रोग असामान्य मनोविज्ञान : एक संक्षिप्त परिचय ( ASAMANYA MANOVIGYAN) - मिश्र, ब्रज कुमार

            
 

Price: Rs. 395
ISBN: 978-81-203-5123-3
Pages: 528
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
असामान्य मनोविज्ञान स्नातकोत्तर एवं स्नातक पाठ्यक्रम का अभिन्न हिस्सा है। इस विषय में हिन्दी पुस्तकों की कमी होने के कारण लेखक ने छात्राों की सुविधा तथा पाठ्यक्रम की आवश्यकता को ध्यान में रखते हुए व्यापक पाठ्यपुस्तक प्रदान करने का प्रयास किया है।

प्रस्तुत पुस्तक में समायोजन, तनाव, मनोवैज्ञानिक तंत्राों की असामान्यता, मादक द्रव्य एवं मद्यपान व्यसन के नैदानिक स्वरूप, प्रमुख कारणों एवं उपचार की प्रमुख प्रविधियों का विस्तृत वर्णन प्रस्तुत किया गया है। इस पुस्तक के द्वारा छात्राों को मानसिक विकृतियों के निदान और उपचारात्मक प्रबंधन की तकनीकों को समझने में पर्याप्त सहायता मिलेगी। साथ ही, यू.जी.सी. के निर्देशानुसार भी समग्र पाठ्य सामग्रियों को इस पुस्तक में समाहित किया गया है। इस पुस्तक में सभी महत्त्वपूर्ण जानकारियां शामिल की गई हैं ताकि छात्राों को अन्य पुस्तकों में पाठ्य सामग्री ढूंढ़ने की आवश्यकता न पड़े।

विश्वविद्यालय स्तर के सामान्य 'मनोविज्ञान' के छात्राों के अतिरिक्त मनोविज्ञान के व्यावसायिक पाठ्यक्रमों, यथानैदानिक मनोविज्ञान, विशिष्ट कार्यवि`िध् निर्देशन, बाल निर्देशन, वैवाहिक परामर्श आदि क्षेत्रा के छात्रा भी समान रूप से लाभान्वित होंगे।

प्रमुख विशेषताए

 • पुस्तक को रोचक तथा बोधगम्य बनाने हेतु दैनिक उदाहरणों का सहारा लिया गया है।
 • इसमें भारतीय सांस्कृतिक विचारों के साथ-साथ पाश्चात्य सांस्कृतिक विचारों का भी समावेश है।
• प्रायः सभी प्रकार के मनोरोगों एवं विकारों का विस्तृत वर्णन किया गया है।
 • आधुनिकतम मनोचिकित्सा प्रविधियों का भी वर्णन किया गया है।
 • विभिन्न सिद्धांतों एवं मनोरोगों क्रमबद्ध ढंग से व्यवस्थित किया गया है।
CONTENTS
प्राक्कथन
खण्ड I विषय प्रवेश (Introduction)
खण्ड II मनोगतिकी (Psychodynamics)
खण्ड III समायोजन की माँगें (Adjustive Demands)
खण्ड IV मनोरोगों का वर्णन (Descriptions of Mental Disorders)
खण्ड V चारित्रिाक विकृतियाँ
खण्ड VI चिकित्सकीय प्रबंध्न (Therapeutic Management)
खण्ड VII बौद्धिक दुर्बलता (Intellectual Deficiency)
परिशिष्ट (Appendices)
लेखक अनुक्रमणिका (Author Index)
विषय अनुक्रमणिका (Subject Index)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
ब्रज कुमार मिश्र (पीएच.डी.), डोरण्डा महाविद्यालय (रांची विश्वविद्यालयद्ध) रांची के मनोविज्ञान विभाग में प्रोपेफसर एवं अध्यक्ष रह चुके हैं। डॉ. मिश्र 40 वर्षों तक मनोविज्ञान के शिक्षण एवं शोधकार्यों में संलग्न रहे हैं। इन्होंने अनेक पुस्तकें लिखी हैं, जिनमें कई तो विश्वविद्यालयों के पाठ्यक्रमों में शामिल हैं।

प्रोपेफसर मिश्र रांची विश्वविद्यालय के सीनेट के सदस्य तथा अमेरिकन बायोग्रापिफकल इन्स्टीट्यूट (ए.बी.आई.) के शोध अधिकारी परिषद् के सदस्य मनोनीत हुए हैं। साथ ही सन् 2001 में अमेरिकन बायोग्रापिफकल इन्स्टीट्यूट द्वारा 'मैन ऑपफ द ईयर' के रूप में भी नामित हुए।
  
2015 / 528pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5123-3 / Rs.395
  
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Saturday, 7 November 2015

New Edition Released - ORACLE DATABASE 12C HANDS-ON SQL AND PL/SQL By ASNANI, SATISH

            
 

Price: Rs. 425.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5151-6
Pages: 544
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
The book teaches the basics of the Oracle database from a beginner’s perspective to the advanced concepts using a hands-on approach. Each and every concept has been elaborated with suitable practical examples along with code for clear and precise understanding of the topic.
Using a practical approach, this new edition of the book covers the detailed introspection of pluggable databases and explains practically the various new features incorporated in the new 12c version. It also explains how to retrieve, add, update and delete data in the Oracle database using SQL, SQL*PLUS and PL/SQL. In the process, it discusses the various data types and built-in functions of Oracle, as well as the sorting of records and the table operations. The text also includes coverage of advanced queries using special operators, Oracle security, indexing, and stored functions and procedures.
The book is suitable for undergraduate engineering students of Computer Science and Information Technology, B.Sc. (Computer Science/IT), M.Sc. (Computer Science/IT) and students of Computer Applications (BCA, MCA, PGDCA, and DCA). Besides, the book can be used as a reference by professionals pursuing short-term courses on Oracle Database and students of Oracle Certified Courses.
KEY FEATURES
• Based on latest Oracle Database 12c: It explains the various features introduced with the new Oracle Database 12c software.
• Hands-on methodology: Its objective is to impart practical skills using hands-on methodology.
• Elaborate Practical Examples: Each topic begins with appropriate theory and concept followed by relevant examples for better understanding of the concepts.
• Commands tested and executed on Oracle Database software: All the programming examples have been tested on actual Oracle Database software.

CONTENTS
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction to DBMS and RDBMS 2. Installation of Oracle 10g XE (Express Edition) 3. Introduction to Oracle 4. Oracle Data Types 5. Oracle Operators 6. Integrity Constraints 7. Oracle Built-in Functions 8. Adding, Deleting and Modifying Records 9. Sorting 10. Table Operations—Altering Structure 11. Joins 12. Advanced Queries Using Special Operators 13. Indexing 14. Oracle Security—Privileges 15. Oracle Security—Roles 16. Sequences and Synonyms 17. Views and Materialized Views 18. SQL*Plus Reporting 19. PL/SQL 20. Stored Functions 21. Stored Procedures 22. Oracle Packages 23. Exception Handling in PL/SQL 24. Cursors 25. Database Triggers 26. Oracle Flashback Technology 27. Normalization 28. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) 29. Oracle FAQ 30. Oracle 11g New Features 31. Installation of Oracle Database 12c 32. New Features in Oracle 12c 33. Working More with CDB and PDBs 34. Plugging and Unplugging PDBs 35. Transaction Handling Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
SATISH ASNANI is currently Senior Manager, Informatics Division, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bhopal. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) for administration of Linux-based servers and also a Certified Internal Information Security Auditor (CIISA) from STQC, India. Mr. Asnani has more than 15 years of experience in database design, application development and implementation of several 2-tier and 3-tier projects using Oracle Database and Oracle Developer 2000. He has worked on wide range of web technologies also like ASP, ASP.NET and JSP and has been a speaker on various topics in renowned institutions.
  
2015 / 544pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5151-6 / Rs.425.00
  
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Monday, 2 November 2015

New Edition Released - PHYSICAL METALLURGY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, THIRD EDITION By RAGHAVAN

            
 

Price: Rs. 250
ISBN: 978-81-203-5170-7
Pages: 260
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This well-established book, now in its Third Edition, presents the principles and applications of engineering metals and alloys in a highly readable form. This new edition retains all the basic topics covered in earlier editions such as phase diagrams, phase transformations, heat treatment of steels and nonferrous alloys, shape memory alloys, solidification, fatigue, fracture and corrosion, as well as applications of engineering alloys. A new chapter on ‘Nanomaterials’ has been added (Chapter 8). The field of nano-materials is interdisciplinary in nature, covering many disciplines including physical metallurgy.

Intended as a text for undergraduate courses in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the book is also suitable for students preparing for associate membership examination of the Indian Institute of Metals (AMIIM) and other professional examinations like AMIE.

CONTENTS
Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Physical Constants
Conversion Factors
1.    Structure of Metals and Alloys
2.    Phase Diagrams
3.    Phase Changes
4.    Heat Treatment of Steels
5.    Mechanical Properties
6.    Corrosion and its Prevention
7.    Engineering Alloys
8.    Nanomaterials
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
V. RAGHAVAN, Ph.D. (Sheffield), formerly Professor of Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, taught Metallurgy and Materials Science courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi for many years. A Fellow of the American Society of Metals and an honorary member of the Indian Institute of Metals, Professor Raghavan is the recipient of the Brunton Medal of Sheffield University, UK (1964), the G.D. Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (1985), and the Hume-Rothery Award of the Institute of Materials, London (2001).
  
2015 / 260pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5170-7 / Rs.250
  
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Sunday, 1 November 2015

New Book Announcement - DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN By ALAM, and ALAM, BASHIR

            
 

Price: Rs. 295.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5108-0
Pages: 304
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This textbook covers latest topics in the field of digital logic design along with tools to design the digital logic circuits. It is designed for the undergraduate students pursuing courses in areas of engineering disciplines such as Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Telecommunications, and Computer Science and Engineering. It is also useful as a text for MCA, M.Sc. (Electronics) and M.Sc. (Computer Science) students.

The contents of this book have been organized in a systematic manner so as to inculcate sound knowledge and concepts amongst its readers. It covers basic concepts in combinational and sequential circuit design such as digital electronics, digital signal processing, number system, data and information representation and, computer arithmetic. Besides this, advanced topics in digital logic design such as various types of counter design, register design, ALU design, threshold circuit and, digital computer design are also discussed in the book.

Key features

•   Question Bank containing numerous multiple choice questions with their answers
•   Short answer questions, long answer questions and multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter
•   Extensive use of graphs and diagrams for better understanding of the subject

CONTENTS
Preface
1. INTRODUCTION
2. NUMBER SYSTEM
3. DATA AND INFORMATION REPRESENTATION
4. COMPUTER ARITHEMATIC
5. FUNDAMENTALS OF BOOLEAN LOGIC AND GATES
6. SIMPLIFICATION OF BOOLEAN FUNCTION
7. COMBINATIONAL CIRCUIT DESIGN
8. SEQUENTIAL CIRCUIT DESIGN
9. COUNTER DESIGN
10. REGISTER DESIGN
11. THRESHOLD CIRCUIT AND DIGITAL COMPUTER DESIGN
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Mansaf Alam, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Information Science.

A member of program committee of various reputed International conferences, he is on editorial board of some reputed International Journals in Computer Science. He is reviewer of many internationally recognized peer reviewed Journals including, Information Science, International Journal of Information Management and and Journal of Network and Computer Applications.He has undertaken several government funded research projects.

Dr. Alam has published/presented several research articles in reputed international journals/conferences His areas of research include Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Cloud Database Management System (CDBMS), Object Oriented Database System (OODBMS), Genetic Programming, Bioinformatics, Image Processing, Information Retrieval and Data Mining.
Bashir Alam, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi. He has more than 14 years of experience in teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.

He has published/presented 40 research articles in reputed international journals/conference proceedings. His areas of interest include Digital Design, Processor Design, GPU Computing, Computer Architecture, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Operating System, Soft Computing Techniques and Computer Network.
  
2015 / 304pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5108-0 / Rs.295.00
  
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