May 2009 Archives

New Books At Walter

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Here's a selection of new books that have recently arrived in the Mechanical Engineering Collection at the Physical Science and Engineering Library. For a full list of new books visit our new books page.

Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2008
TJ5 .M36 2008
Check availability.

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications
By B. K. Hodge
TJ163.2 .H625 2010
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Proceedings of the ASME Power Conference--2008
TJ163.7 .A86 2008
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Modeling and Control of Vehicular and Robotic Systems
By Sisil Kumarawadu
TJ210.05 .K86 2009
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Control Systems Engineering
By I. J. Nagrath and M. Gopal
TJ213 .N265 2008
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Taming Heterogeneity and Complexity of Embedded Control
Edited by Fran├žoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigu, Antonio Loria, Elena Panteley, and Salah Laghrouche
TJ223.M53 T36 2007
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Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers
By Harprit Sandhu
TJ223.P76 S37 2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference--2008
TJ260 .A79 2008
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Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2008
TJ266 .A184 2008
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Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference--2008
TJ930 .P83 2008
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Walter Library Workshops Next Week

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Do you have more free time now that the spring semester has wound down? Why not use the time to take advantage of some of our classes to help you with your research. Next week we'll be offering two classes.

RefWorks Basics

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. See for more details about RefWorks.

New E-Books in Mechanical Engineering

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Here's a listing of new E-books that we've purchased access to in the subject of Mechanical Engineering for your virtual browsing enjoyment. Click on the book cover to access the full text.

Intelligent Unmanned Systems: Theory and Applications
By Janusz Kacprzyk

Structural Synthesis of Parallel Robots
Part 2: Translational Topologies with Two and Three Degrees of Freedom
By Grigore Gogu


Model Predictive Control System Design and Implementation Using MATLAB®
By Liuping Wang

Time-Varying Sliding Modes for Second and Third Order Systems
By Andrzej Bartoszewicz

Microfluidics for Biological Applications
By Erin Finehout

Summer Hours

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(Image from Natmandu via Flickr. CC)

Just wanted to keep you posted about the new summer hours for the Physical Science and Engineering Library.

This week (Today through May 24):
May 20-22: 8am - 6pm
May 23-24: Noon - 6pm

Exception: Memorial Day: Monday, May 25: CLOSED

May and Summer Sessions (May 26 - Aug. 7)
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Friday, July 3: CLOSED
Saturday, July 4: 11am - 4pm

Summer Break (Aug. 8 - Sept. 7)
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday-Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Exception: Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 7: Noon - 6pm

Reference Desk
The reference desk will be open over the summer (from now until Sept.4)
Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

The reference desk will also be closed on Monday, May 25; Friday, July 3 and Monday, September 7.

That's a lot of info...any questions, let me know.

New Books At Walter Library

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Here's a selection of new books that have recently arrived at Walter Library:

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Materials and Mechanical Engineering
By A. Vijayarangan
TA404.8 .M38 2009

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Control Systems Engineering
By I. J. Nagrath and M. Gopal
TJ213 .N265 2008

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Digital Control Engineering: Analysis and Design
By M. Sami Fadali and Antonio Visioli
TJ223.M53 F33 2009

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Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers
By Harprit Sandhu
TJ223.P76 S37 2009

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Renewable Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development
Edited by V.K. Vijay and H. P. Garg
TJ807.2 .R463 2009

Advancements in Steering Systems, Braking Systems, and Advanced Chassis Control and Rollover Stability

By Society of Automotive Engineers
TL259 .A39 2008

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Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids
By Iain G. Currie
QA901 .C8 2003

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The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods
By Dennis M. Buede
TA168 .B83 2009

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Discovering Requirements: How to Specify Products and Services
By Ian Alexander and Ljerka Beus-Dukic
TA180 .A435 2009

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics
By Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas
TA351 .P97 2010

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Fundamentals of HVAC/R
By Carter Stanfield and David Skaves
TH7012 .S695 2010

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Introduction to Feedback Control
By Li Qiu and Kemin Zhou
TJ216 .Q23 2010

New Class for Authors

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The Libraries are offering a new class for faculty, staff and students who author journal papers to give you practical experience with methods to maximize your rights when publishing with academic journals.

"Case Studies in Publishing: Your Choices in Journal Contracts"
In this workshop, participants will work through two common decision points raised by journal article contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, cultural and economic norms, and promotion & tenure implications. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

Register here.

******** Section: 1 ********
Instructor:Kris Fowler
Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM
Location: Walter Library First Floor

******** Section: 2 ********
Instructor:Linda Eells
Time: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:00 AM -- 10:00 AM
Location: Bio-Medical Library, Room 555

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.


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Congratulations Mechanical Engineering Graduates!

Good luck to everyone finishing up their projects and finals as well!

If you're looking for a Commencement Day event Walter Library is hosting SCImagine today (May 8). Here are the details:

SCImagine: Solar House on the Prairie
Walter Library 101
Friday, May 8
Light Refreshments will be served.

New Books!

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Here's a list of some titles that have recently been added to our collection here at Walter Library. If you have a purchase recommendation for Mechanical Engineering titles, feel free to send me an email.

New Books List

Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers
By Bernard Liengme
TA345 .L54 2009

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Renewable Energy Focus Handbook
By Bent Sorensen, et. al.

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Theory of Vibration with Applications
By William T. Thomson and Marie Dillon Dahleh
TA355 .T47 1998 (Walter Reserves)

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Introduction to Engineering Experimentation
By Anthony J. Wheeler and Ahmad R. Ganji
TA153 .W47 2004 (Walter Reserves)

Mastering Matlab 7
By Duane C. Hanselman and Bruce L. Littlefield
QA297 .H2963 2005 (Walter Reserves)

Finite Element Analysis Theory and Application with ANSYS
By Saeed Moaveni
TA347.F5 M62 2008 (Walter Reserves)

Elasticity: Theory, Applications, and Numerics
By Martin H. Sadd
QA931 .S23 2009

Modeling and Control of Vehicular and Robotic Systems
By Sisil Kumarawadu
TJ210.05 .K86 2009

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Whole System Design: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Engineering
By Peter Stasinopoulos, Michael H. Smith, Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves, and Cheryl Desha
TA168 .W456 2009

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Engineering Computation with MATLAB
By David M Smith
TA345 .S585 2010

Institute of Technology Library Committee Meeting

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Although neither Tony Blair nor Bono was able to make it to this semester's meeting, we did have an interesting IT Library Committee Meeting this past Tuesday.

We had two main points on the agenda:
1. Collection Updates -- How possible budget cuts may impact our collections.
2. The Library's Role in Supporting Teaching and Learning

If you'd like to see the minutes and/or view the presentation slides for "The Library's Role in Supporting Teaching and Learning" visit the UMN Science and Engineering Library News Page.

If you have questions or comments about the topics covered, please feel free to be in touch.