Books of Interest: September 2011

Members get free access to the IEEE eBook Classics collection

9 September 2011

Here’s a sample of titles available for free to IEEE members from the IEEE eBook Classics collection. To find the e-books, log in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE member Web account [make sure first to sign out of your institutional account if you’re using one]. Click on Books in the left-hand navigation menu, then click on the Classics tab to browse the titles. Once you find a book of interest, click on the title to go to its home page, which has an abstract, bibliographic information, the table of contents, and the cover image.


Linear Time-Invariant Systems
By Martin Schetzen (2003)

Provides a basic overview of system modeling, control, filter, discrete-system, and state-variable theory, and other subjects requiring a systems viewpoint. Other areas covered include the time-domain theory of continuous time-linear time-invariant systems; system transfer functions, gain, and phase-shift; the unilateral and bilateral Laplace transforms and their inverses from a systems theory viewpoint; and basic filter analysis and design techniques from the s-plane viewpoint.


Understanding Calculus, Second Edition
By H.S. Bear (2003)

This text is an alternative to the usual calculus book. Its condensed format provides all the material covered in a standard two-year calculus course. In addition to the first edition’s comprehensive treatment of one-variable calculus, the newer volume covers vectors, lines, and planes in space; partial derivatives; line integrals; Green’s theorem, and much more.


The Short Road to Great Presentations: How to Reach Any Audience Through Focused Preparation, Inspired Delivery, and Smart Use of Technology
By Peter and Cheryl Reimold (2003)

Good public speakers present a clear message, support it with well-structured explanations and examples, and deliver it with ease, grace, and striking visuals. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. This book demystifies the art of public speaking and explains how to master its critical principles. Chapters cover how to structure your message for maximum effect, prepare effective visuals, use body language and eye contact, handle tough questions, and make smart use of slide shows and presentation software.


The Physical Principles of Magnetism
By Allan H. Morrish (2001)

Covers the basis of modern magnetic materials, including diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, and antiferromagnetism. The underlying physical principles are presented first, followed by theories. Magnetic phenomena are discussed from an experimental and theoretical point of view. Although quantum mechanical theories are included, a phenomenological approach is emphasized. More than half the book is devoted to a discussion of strongly coupled dipole systems in which molecular field theory is emphasized.


Robust Vision for Vision-Based Control of Motion
By Markus Vincze and Gregory D. Hager (2000)

Explains the design principles behind moving vision-based control out of the lab and into the real world. The book covers such areas as vision techniques used to control the motion of robots and machines; hardware design and system architecture; sensor data fusion; visual tracking; and modeling methods for vision-based sensing.


Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media
By Akira Ishimaru (1997)

This book introduces fundamental theories and applications. It covers how waves interact with the atmosphere, terrain, ocean, turbulence, weather conditions, biological tissues, composite materials, and more. The theories covered enable readers to solve a variety of problems related to clutter, interference, imaging, object detection, and communication theory. Topics include optical and acoustic scattering in seawater, scattering from biological materials, pulse scattering and beam wave propagation, optical diffusion in tissues and blood, transport and radiative transfer theory, and remote sensing and inversion techniques.

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