Free Engineering books

The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering
Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a convenient, quick-find format. Whether you’re a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of the various branches of engineering or gain an understanding of their key ideas and concepts.

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The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing
Clear and concise explanations of practical DSP techniques. Written for scientists and engineers needing the power of DSP, but not the abstract theory and detailed mathematics.

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Adaptive Control: Stability, Convergence, and Robustness
Adaptive Control: Stability, Convergence, and Robustness by Shankar Sastry and Marc Bodson is available in pdf format.

Author: shankar Sastry and Marc Bodson

ISBN 0-13-004326-5

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High-Fidelity Multichannel Audio Coding
This book includes three parts. The first part covers the basic topics on audio compression, such as quantization, entropy coding, psychoacoustic model, and sound quality assessment. The second part of the book highlights the current most prevalent low-bit-rate high-performance audio coding standards-MPEG-4 audio. The third part of this book introduces several innovate multichannel audio coding tools, which have been demonstrated to further improve the coding performance and expand the available functionalities of MPEG AAC, and is more suitable for graduate students and researchers in the advanced level.

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Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics
The book aims to address current genomic challenges by exploiting potential synergies between genomics, signal processing, and statistics, with special emphasis on signal processing and statistical tools for structural and functional understanding of genomic data. The first part of this book provides a brief history of genomic research and a background introduction from both biological and signal-processing/statistical perspectives.

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Smart Antennas: State of the Art
Smart Antennas: State of the Art brings together the broad expertise of 41 European experts in smart antennas. They provide a comprehensive review and an extensive analysis of the recent progress and new results generated during the last years in almost all fields of smart antennas and MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) transmission.

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UWB Communication Systems
More than 30 leading UWB researchers and practitioners have contributed to this book covering the major topics relevant to UWB. These topics include UWB signal processing, UWB channel measurement and modeling, higher-layer protocol issues, spatial aspects of UWB signaling, UWB regulation and standardization, implementation issues, and UWB applications as well as positioning. The book is targeted at advanced academic researchers, wireless designers, and graduate students wishing to greatly enhance their knowledge of all aspects of UWB systems.

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Advances in Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing
More than 30 leading researchers have contributed to this book covering the major topics relevant to nonlinear signal processing. These topics include recent theoretical contributions in different areas of digital filtering and a number of applications in genomics, speech analysis and synthesis, communication system, active noise control, digital watermarking, feature extraction, texture analysis, and color image processing. The book is intended as a reference for recent advances and new applications of theories, techniques, and tools in the area of nonlinear signal processing. The target audience are graduate students and practitioners working on modern signal processing applications.

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Advances in Signal Transforms
The book consists of two parts that represent two major directions in the field: development of new transforms and development of transform based signal and image processing algorithms. The first part contains four chapters devoted to recent advances in transforms for image compression and switching and logic design and to new fast transforms for digital holography and tomography. In the second part, advanced transform based signal and image algorithms are considered: signal and image local adaptive restoration methods and two complementing families of signal and image re-sampling algorithms, fast transform based discrete sinc-interpolation and spline theory based ones.
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation for Image Processing and Analysis
This book is the first attempt to offer a panoramic view on the field, by describing applications of most mainstream GEC techniques to a wide range of problems in image processing and analysis. More than 20 leading researchers in the field have contributed to this book, covering topics ranging from low-level image processing to high-level image analysis in advanced computer vision applications. Although the book is mainly application-oriented, particular care has been given to introducing GEC methods, in each chapter, at a level which makes them accessible to a wide audience. The expected target of the book comprises practitioners and researchers in image analysis and processing who may not be familiar with GEC techniques.
The Engineering Design Revolution
The Engineering Design Revolution:The People, Companies and Computer Systems That Changed Forever the Practice of Engineering By David E. Weisberg. This 650 page free pdf book discusses the people, companies and products that made the CAD industry what it is today. Topics covered: Computer-Aided Design Strong Roots at MIT, Research in the Second Half of the 1960s, Civil Engineering Software Development at MIT, The First Commercial CAD System, Applicon, Autodesk and AutoCAD, Auto-trol Technology, Bentley Systems, Calma, Computervision, IBM/Lockheed/Dassault Systèmes, Intergraph, Patrick Hanratty and Manufacturing & Consulting Services, Parametric Technology Corporation, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, Solidworks, Siemens PLM Software (UGS), Tom Lazear and VersaCAD, Miscellaneous Companies, Analysis Companies.
A Heat Transfer Textbook, Third Edition
Free book A Heat Transfer Textbook, Third Edition by John H. Lienhard IV, John H. Lienhard V. This textbook is an introduction to heat and mass transfer oriented toward engineering students. The subjects covered include heat conduction, forced and natural convection, thermal radiation, boiling, condensation, heat exchangers, and mass transfer. The book includes worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises. The third edition (2003) has been extensively revised and updated from the old second edition (1987).
Principles of Data Analysis
Free pdf book Principles of Data Analysis by Prasenjit Saha. The emphasis is on why things are done rather than on exactly how to do them. If you already know something about the subject, then working through this book will probably deepen your understanding. The book begins by identifying four general classes of data analysis problem, and uses elementary probability along with Bayes’ theorem to explain exactly what each involves. The next two chapters use some simple distributions to illustrate these ideas. Further chapters discuss the Monte Carlo method (briefly), least-squares fitting (in some detail), and the problem of determining a distribution function from data. The book ends with an interesting pair of chapters on entropy: one on the maximum entropy method, and one actually about thermodynamics. The author is at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
Robust Control – The Parametric Approach
Download this free book in pdf format. Crucial in the analysis and design of control systems, this book presents a unified approach to robust stability theory, including both linear and nonlinear systems, and provides a self-contained and complete account of the available results in the field of robust control under parametric uncertainty. These results are elegant and their direct application to control system design is illustrated by numerous examples, including MATLAB software. Covers the Generalized Kharitonov Theorem, the theory of disk polynomials, the extremal properties of interval systems, the calculation of the real parametric stability margin, and design problems under simultaneous parametric and nonparametric uncertainty. For electrical, mechanical, nuclear, chemical, and aerospace engineers.
Mixed Signal and DSP Design Techniques
Free book Mixed-Signal and DSP Design Techniques covers sampled data systems, choosing A-to-D and D-to-A converters for DSP applications, fast Fourier transforms, digital filters, selecting DSP hardware, interfacing to DSP chips, and hardware design techniques. This book explains signal processing hardware-how it works, how to interface to it, and how to design it and debug it. Master the art and science of mixed-signal and DSP design with this informative and practical guide.
DSP: Designing for Optimal Results
This book is a must-read for DSP designers who want to tap the power of the VirtexT-4 XtremeDSPT Slice. It provides a detailed description of the multiple features of the slice as well as providing multiple examples that show you how to harness the power and flexibility of this powerful IP block.
High-Speed Serial I/O Made Simple
High-speed serial I/O can be used to solve system interconnect design challenges. Such I/Os, when integrated into a highly programmable digital environment such as an FPGA, allow you to create high-performance designs that were never possible before. This book discusses the many aspects of high-speed serial designs with real world examples of how to implement working designs.
Integration and Automation of Manufacturing Systems
This free book is available in HTML and pdf formats. A book used for teaching manufacturing automation using Linux and other useful platforms. It is currently being used to teach EGR 474 – Integrated Manufacturing Systems. This book emphasizes programming – this is not found in any other autoamtion books available. At present, half of the book is written chapters, while the other half is in note form.
Engineering Analysis
A book used for teaching upper level and graduate courses in engineering analysis. It is currently being used to teach EGR 600 – Analysis. This book emphasizes programming – this is not found in any other autoamtion books available. At present, half of the book is written chapters, while the other half is in note form.
Engineering Implementation
A book used for teaching a graduate course in engineering practice, aimed towards developing new products. It is currently being used to teach EGR 604 – Implementation. This book emphasizes programming – this is not found in any other autoamtion books available. At present, the books is only a rough set of notes that will be formed over time.
Automated Manufacturing Systems: PLCs
This is a manuscript for a PLC based control system book that is currently being used for teaching an undergraduate controls course EGR 450 – Manufacturing Controls. The course and book focus on the Allen Bradley family of controllers, thus allowing a deeper topic coverage than is normal in PLC books.

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Dynamic System Modeling and Control
Dynamic System Modeling and Control introduces the basic concepts of system modeling with differential equations.

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Building ICC Profiles – the Mechanics and Engineering
A book has been written to aid ICC profile users in reading and writing the tags of profiles. This book deals only with the mechanics of the getting the data in and out of a profile, not the color science of developing the table data. All the code shown in the book is provided as C code which can be compiled and run on Unix or Windows systems.

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Computer Architecture and Interfacing to Mechatronic Systems
The purpose of this book is to address the links that need to be bridged between modern electronic and mechanical equipment. In other words, we look at the issue of what a mechanical or manufacturing engineer needs to know in order to sensibly design mechatronic systems. We also introduce the basic concepts that electrical / electronics engineers will need to understand when interfacing computer systems to mechanical devices.

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