June 2009 Archives

New Mechanical Engineering Books @ Walter

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Here's a list of some books that the Physical Science and Engineering Library has recently purchased for the Mechanical Engineering Collection. If you have a purchase request, feel free to drop me an email.

Dynamics of Compressible Viscous Fluid
By A.N. Guz and A.A. Martynyuk
QA929 .G892 2009


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Constructive Modeling Of Structural Turbulence And Hydrodynamic Instabilities

By Oleg Mikhailovich Belotserkovskii
TA357.5 .T87 B45 2009







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Compuational Methods for Reliability and Risk Analysis
By Enrico Zio
TA169 .Z55 2009







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Basic Control Volume Finite Element Methods for Fluids and Solids
By Vaughan R. Voller
TA347.F5 V65 2009









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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes
By Aldo V. da Rosa
TJ163.9 .D3 2009








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Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer, Volume III
By W.J. Minkowycz and E.M. Sparrow
TJ260 .A363









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Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics

By Ferdinand Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Elliot Eisenberg, Phillip Cornwell, and David Mazurek
TA350 .B3552 2010










Research Tools News

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Here are some news on tools that may help you in your academic research.

Science Browser Search
Deep Web Technologies has written a blog post about new science search portals that you can add to your browsers search bar.

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Now along with Google and Wikipedia you can harness the power of multiple science search portals. The blog links to search plug-ins for the following resources:


  • World Wide Science Alliance

  • Science.gov

  • ScienceResearch.com

  • Mednar

  • E-Print Network

  • Scitopia.org

  • Scirus

Public Speaking Tutorials
The National Science Foundation funded these instructional videos "to improve the oral communication skills of undergraduate mathematics and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students."

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The videos are broken up into three main areas


  1. Preparation

  2. Delivery

  3. Visual Aids


The first video illustrates a public speaking error and the second video shows a more polished product.

EndNote X3
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For EndNote users out there, Thomson Scientific recently announced that EndNote X3 will be released soon. If you want to see what's changing you can view this informational video.

Summer Reading

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Are you looking for some thought-provoking reads to while away the summer hours? Would you like to have an opportunity for an informal discussion of science related topics?
You may be interested in the Big Bang Book Club it's co-sponsored by Magers & Quinn Booksellers; Secrets of the City; Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy; and Grumpy's.
They meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at Grumpy's Bar & Grill (1111 Washington Av. S. Minneapolis) from 7-9.

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This month (June 23) they're reading Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Stephen Johnson.

UM TC Wilson Library (RC133.G6 J64 2006)






Here are the books they've got coming up in the near future:


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July 28: My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor 







Balck Hole War.pngAugust 25: Black Hole War: My Battle With Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind

UM TC Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (QC174.12 .S896 2008)






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October 27: Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer

UM TC Magrath (QR82.E6 Z56 2008)


I think it sounds like an interesting list of books...





New Books At Walter

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Here's a selection of recent arrivals in the Physical Science and Engineering Library's Mechanical Engineering collection. If you have a purchase request, just let me know and I'll take it into consideration.


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Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches
By Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, and Joseph Sharit
TA166 .D485 2009
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Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application
By Trevor Cox and Peter D'antonio
TA365 .C69 2009
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Pipeline Pumping and Compression Systems: A Practical Approach
By M. Mohitpour, K. K. Botros, and T. Van Hardeveld
TJ901 .M57 2008
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Dynamics of Compressible Viscous Fluid
By A.N. Guz and A.A. Martynyuk
QA929 .G892 2009
Check Availability