Books of Interest: September 2012

Free IEEE eBook Classics

7 September 2012

Here’s a sample of titles available free to members from the IEEE eBook Classics collection. To find the e-books, log in to IEEE Xplore using your IEEE member Web account (making 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, a click on the title takes you to its home page, which has an abstract, table of contents, bibliography, and cover image.

Magnetic Actuators and Sensors
By John R. Brauer (2006)

Emphasizing problem solving and applications, this text is geared to electrical and mechanical engineers enrolled in graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in electromechanical engineering. It covers computer-aided methods for the design and application of magnetic actuators and sensors. Readers learn about the use of the electromagnetic finite element software package Maxwell SV, as well as applications using SPICE, MATLAB, and Simplorer. Topics include magnetic actuators and sensors, the reluctance method, the finite element method, magnetic force, actuators, and magnetic actuator transient operation. Also discussed are magnetoresistance, coil design, electromagnetic compatibility, electromechanical analysis using system models, and the advantages of electrohydraulic systems incorporating magnetic actuators, sensors, or both.

Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence for Biomedical Engineering
By Donna L. Hudson and Maurice E. Cohen (2000)

Reference book focuses on techniques for building computer-assisted decision-support systems, using examples from biomedicine and biomedical engineering. Topics include the theory and application of neural networks, artificial intelligence, reasoning methods, chaotic analysis of biomedical time series, genetic algorithms, probability-based systems, and fuzzy systems.

Writing in the Technical Fields: A Step-by-Step Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Technicians
By Michael H. Markel (1994)

Provides a simple system for writing all kinds of documents including letters, memos, meeting minutes, procedures, manuals, proposals, progress reports, and final reports. Readers learn to write coherently by composing better sentences and paragraphs.

A Century of Honors: The First 100 Years of Award Winners, Honorary Members, Past Presidents, and Fellows of the Institute
By Wiley-IEEE Press (1984)

A compilation of the names of presidents, Fellows, honorary members, and award recipients from 1884 to 1984 of IEEE and its predecessor societies: the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. The list of Fellows includes members deceased at the time, and there are some biographies.

Microwave Mobile Communications
By William C. Jakes (1974)

Covers mobile systems design, reviews basic microwave theory, explains how cellular systems work, and presents strategies for effective system development. Topics include microwave propagation techniques for cellular systems, the fundamentals of using microwaves in mobile radio propagation, mobile radio antennas, modulation methods, interference, and control of high-capacity systems.

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