January 2010 Archives

New Mechanical Engineering Books (December)

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Here's a list of new titles that arrived in the Physical Science and Engineering Library in December that may be of interest to Mechanical Engineers.

If there's a title that you'd like to see the library purchase please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

New Books From December:

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Communicating Science: Professional, Popular, Literary
By Nicholas Russell
Q223 .R87 2010
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Diagrammatic Reasoning in AI
By Robbie T. Nakatsu
Q335 .N355 2010
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Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds
By Józef Ignaczak and Martin Ostoja-Starzewski
QA933 .I46 2009
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Training Manual on Transport and Fluids
By John C. Neu
QC718.5.T7 N48 2010
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Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice
Edited by Rachel Spilka
T10.5 .D55 2010

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The Essentials of Technical Communication
By Elizabeth Tebeaux and Sam Dragga
T11 .T295 2010
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Nanoscience and Technology
Edited by V.S. Muralidharan and A. Subramania
T174.7 .M87 2009
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By Michael Wautlet and Aboubacar Chaehoi
T174.7 .N366613 2009
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Edited by Jacqueline Langwith
T174.7 .N3684 2010
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Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research
By Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials Committee for Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Environmental, Committee on Toxicology, and National Research Council
T174.7 .N38 2009
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Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and Design
By Philip Kosky, Robert T. Balmer, William D. Keat, and George Wise
TA147 .E97 2010
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Engineering: A Beginner's Guide
By Natasha McCarthy
TA148 .M33 2009
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Fundamentals of Engineering FE/EIT Exam Prep
By David Arterburn, E Vernon Ballou, Gary Crossman, Fidelis Eke, and Brian Flinn
TA159 .F862 2008
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Advances in Performance and Safety of Complex Systems
Edited by A.K.Verma, P.K. Kapur, S.G. Ghadge, et. al.
TA168 .A29 2008
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Architecting Resilient Systems: Accident Avoidance and Survival and Recovery from Disruptions
By Scott Jackson
TA169 .J334 2010
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Isogeometric Analysis: Toward Integration of CAD and FEA
By J. Austin Cottrell, Thomas J.R. Hughes, and Yuri Bazilevs
TA347.F5 C685 2009
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Infrared Thermography: Errors and Uncertainties
By Waldemar Minkina and Sebastian Dudzik
TA1570 .M62 2009
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Energy: Perspectives, Problems, and Prospects
By Michael B. McElroy
TJ163.2 .M3843 2010
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Low Emission Power Generation Technologies and Energy Management
Edited by Jean-Claude Sabonnadière
TJ163.3 .S74713 2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Power Conference--2009: Presented at the 2009 ASME Power Conference, July 21-23, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
TJ163.7 .A86 2009
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Delay Compensation for Nonlinear, Adaptive, and PDE Systems
By Miroslav Krstic
TJ216 .K77 2009
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Optimal Reference Shaping for Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications
By Tarunraj Singh
TJ216 .S465 2010
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Mechanical Design of Machine Elements and Machines: A Failure Prevention Perspective
By Jack A. Collins
TJ230 .C53 2010
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Combustion Science and Technology Recent Trends
Edited by A. K. Agarwal, A. Kushari, S. K. Aggarwal, and A. K. Runchal
TJ254.5 .C66 2009
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Convective Heat Transfer: Solved Problems
By Michel Favre-Marinet and Sedat Tardu
TJ260 .F3413 2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Presented at the 2009 ASME Turbo Expo, June 8-12, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA
TJ266 .A184 2009
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Solar Photovoltaics: Status, Prospects, and Challenges
TK1087 .S68 2007
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Fuel Cells: Modeling, Control, and Applications
By Bei Gou, Woon Ki Na, and Bill Diong
TK2931 .G67 2010
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Solar Cell Technology and Applications
By A. R. Jha
TK2960 .J54 2010
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February Workshops at Walter Library

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Our February workshops will actually begin next week! If you're interested in signing up visit our website.

If you can't make it to a live workshop check out our online tutorial page.

If you have an idea for a workshop...leave a comment or send me an email

Headlines: Springer Books, Mobile Library, Monday Hours

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Here's a round up of recent library news stories that might be of interest to you.

Springer E-Books Print-on-Demand Deal

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Currently the library's have a subscription with Springer e-books that gives us access to every book published by Springer from 2005-present in an electronic format. You can search for available titles in our online catalog or SpringerLink.

Springer is now offering a deal to our library users where if you find an electronic book that you find really useful and want to order a print copy...they'll print you a copy and bind it for $24.95 including shipping. A much reduced rate than purchasing a full price book!

Since the book is for your personal collection you have to pay...but it might be a money saver for you. When you're in SpringerLink just look for this link
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The Library on Your Mobile Device
Library programmer, John Barneson, has developed a more mobile friendly web site for your smart phone or iPod Touch.

You can check it out by visiting the mobile site at http://www.lib.umn.edu/mobile/ or typing http://www.lib.umn.edu/ into your mobile device.


Let us know what you think!

Library Hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18)

The library will have reduced hours on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The library will be open from 12-6 and there will be no reference service.

Starting on Tuesday we'll resume regular semester hours.

To get a refresher on library hours visit our website

Enjoy your last few days of break!

New Books for Mechanical Engineering (November 2009)

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Here's a list of books purchased by the Physical Science and Engineering Library in November 2009 that may of interest to Mechanical Engineering students, faculty and staff.

New Books from November 2009:

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Management Science in Practice
By Terry Williams
T57.6 .W639 2008
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Experimentation, Validation, and Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers
By Hugh W. Coleman and W. Glenn Steele
TA153 .C66 2009
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Introduction to Engineering Ethics
By Mike Martin and Roland Schinzinger
TA157 .S382 2010
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Transport in Laser Microfabrication: Fundamentals and Applications
By Costas P. Grigoropoulos
TA1677 .G76 2009
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Computational Intelligence, Control and Computer Vision in Robotics and Automation
By Bidyadhar Subudhi
TJ211 .C66 2009
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Robot Programming by Demonstration: A Probabilistic Approach
By Sylvain Calinon
TJ211.45 .C35 2009
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Modern Control Engineering (5th Edition)
By Katsuhiko Ogata
TJ213 .O28 2010
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Computational Optimal Control: Tools and Practice
By Subchan Subchan and Rafal Zbikowski
TJ213 .S789 2009
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PIC Projects: A Practical Approach
By Hassan Parchizadeh and Branislay Vuksanovic
TJ223.P76 P36 2009
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Gas Turbine Theory (6th Edition)
By H. I. H. Saravanamuttoo, G.F.C. Rogers, H Cohen, and P.V. Straznicky
TJ778 .S24 2009
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Renewable Energy Technologies
Edited by Jean-Claude Sabonnadière
TJ808 .N6913 2009
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Photovoltaics in the Urban Environment: Lessons Learnt from Large Scale Projects
Edited by Bruno Gaiddon, Henk Kaan, and Donna Munro
TK1087 .P49 2009
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Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology: Principles, Performance and Operations
Edited by K. Huang and J.b. Goodenough
TK2931 .H82 2009
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Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology-- 2009 : presented at 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, June 8-10, 2009, Newport Beach, California, USA
TK2931 .I517 2009
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Patent Searching: A Tutorial

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We've recently created a new tutorial to assist you with your patent searching.

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So if you're looking for patents and are stuck on getting started...give this a look.

I'm also happy to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Check out our other tutorials (including our Patents and Patentability Tutorial)

Are there any tutorials that you think would be especially helpful in conducting library research. Leave a comment or send me an email.