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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Printed Text 1. Fundamentals of Quantitative Design and Analysis 2. Memory Hierarchy Design 3. Instruction-Level Parallelism and Its Exploitation 4. Data-Level Parallelism in Vector, SIMD, and GPU Architectures 5. Multiprocessors and Thread-Level Parallelism 6. The Warehouse-Scale Computer 7. Domain Specific Architectures A. Instruction Set Principles B. Review of Memory Hierarchy C. Pipelining: Basic and Intermediate Concepts Online D. Storage Systems E. Embedded Systems F. Interconnection Networks G. Vector Processors H. Hardware and Software for VLIW and EPIC I. Large-Scale Multiprocessors and Scientific Applications J. Computer Arithmetic K. Survey of Instruction Set Architectures L. Advanced Concepts on Address Translation M. Historical Perspectives and References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128119051 20180312
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Sixth Edition has been considered essential reading by instructors, students and practitioners of computer design for over 20 years. The sixth edition of this classic textbook is fully revised with the latest developments in processor and system architecture. It now features examples from the RISC-V (RISC Five) instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard. It also includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures and an updated chapter on warehouse-scale computing that features the first public information on Google's newest WSC. True to its original mission of demystifying computer architecture, this edition continues the longstanding tradition of focusing on areas where the most exciting computing innovation is happening, while always keeping an emphasis on good engineering design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128119051 20180312
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
902 pages
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-205-01
Book
xxiv, 562 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
xi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
CS-161-01
Book
xv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: the power of algorithms
  • A society, searching
  • Searching for Black girls
  • Searching for people and communities
  • Searching for protections from search engines
  • The future of knowledge in the public
  • The future of information culture
  • Conclusion: algorithms of oppression
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the author.
A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for "black girls"-what will you find? "Big Booty" and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in "white girls, " the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about "why black women are so sassy" or "why black women are so angry" presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century. Safiya Noble discusses search engine bias in an interview with USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479837243 20180409
Engineering Library (Terman)
AFRICAAM-80Q-01, CS-80Q-01
Book
xv, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: The power of algorithms
  • A society, searching
  • Searching for Black girls
  • Searching for people and communities
  • Searching for protections from search engines
  • The future of knowledge in the public
  • The future of information culture
  • Conclusion: Algorithms of oppression
  • Epilogue.
A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for "black girls"-what will you find? "Big Booty" and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in "white girls, " the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about "why black women are so sassy" or "why black women are so angry" presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century. Safiya Noble discusses search engine bias in an interview with USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479837243 20180409
Engineering Library (Terman), eReserve
AFRICAAM-80Q-01, CS-80Q-01
Book
300 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part I. The technology: Blockchains, bitcoin, and decentralized computing platforms
  • Characteristics of blockchains
  • Part II. Blockchains, finance, and contracts: Digital currencies and decentralized payment systems
  • Smart contracts as legal contracts
  • Smart securities and derivatives
  • Part III. Blockchains and information systems: Tamper-resistant, certified, and authenticated data
  • Resilient and tamper-resistant information systems
  • Part IV. Organizations and automation: The future of organizations
  • Decentralized autonomous organizations
  • Blockchain of things
  • Part V. Regulating decentralized, blockchain-based systems: Modes of regulation
  • Code as law.
How does Bitcoin mine money from 1s and 0s? Through blockchain, a tool for creating secure, decentralized peer-to-peer applications. The technology has been compared to the Internet in impact. But disintermediation blockchain's greatest benefit cuts out oversight along with middlemen. Blockchain and the Law urges the law to catch up.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674976429 20180430
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
viii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Not just a pretty face : tech's original sin
  • From nerd to bro : how tech bypassed women
  • The Paypal mafia and the myth of the meritocracy
  • Google : when good intentions aren't enough
  • The tipping point : women engineers speak out
  • Superheroes and superjerks : the role of the venture capitalists
  • Sex and the valley : men play, women pay
  • One hack doesn't fit all : how tech disrupts family
  • Escape from trolltopia : women's fight to save the internet
  • Silicon valley's second chance.
Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia, " where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and colleagues network over lunch at the local strip club. In this powerful expose, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780735213531 20180423
Engineering Library (Terman)
AFRICAAM-80Q-01, CS-80Q-01
Book
viii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia, " where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and colleagues network over lunch at the local strip club. In this powerful expose, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780735213531 20180423
Engineering Library (Terman)
AFRICAAM-80Q-01, CS-80Q-01
Book
viii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
  • Not just a pretty face: tech's original sin
  • From nerd to bro : how tech bypassed women
  • The Paypal mafia and the myth of the meritocracy
  • Google: when good intentions aren't enough
  • The tipping point: women engineers speak out
  • Superheroes and superjerks: the role of the venture capitalists
  • Sex and the Valley: men play, women pay
  • One hack doesn't fit all: how tech disrupts family
  • Escape from trolltopia: women's fight to save the internet
  • Silicon Valley's second chance.
Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia, " where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and colleagues network over lunch at the local strip club. In this powerful expose, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780735213531 20180423
Engineering Library (Terman)
AFRICAAM-80Q-01, CS-80Q-01
Book
xiii, 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction.- Modeling and Identification.- Probability and Stochastic Processes.- Optimal Control.- Stochastic Analysis.- Financial Markets and Instruments.- Bonds.- Portfolio Management.- Derivatives and Structured Financial Instruments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319644912 20180514
This book includes a review of mathematical tools like modelling, analysis of stochastic processes, calculus of variations and stochastic differential equations which are applied to solve financial problems like modern portfolio theory and option pricing. Every chapter presents exercises which help the reader to deepen his understanding. The target audience comprises research experts in the field of finance engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319644912 20180514
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
l, 921 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • part I. Fundamentals. Introduction : how the theory evolved and how it impacts practice
  • Fundamentals of linear viscoelasticity
  • Basic properties of concrete creep, shrinkage, and drying
  • Structural effects of creep and age-adjusted effective modulus method
  • Numerical analysis of creep problems
  • Uncertainty due to parameter randomness via sampling of deterministic solutions
  • Paradigms of application, phenomena affecting creep deformations, and comparisons to measurements on structures.
  • part II. Advanced topics. Moisture transport in concrete
  • Solidification theory for aging effect on stiffness and basic creep
  • Microprestress-solidification theory and creep at variable humidity and temperature
  • Physical and statistical justifications of Models 3 and B4 and comparisons to other models
  • Effect of cracking and fracture mechanics aspects of creep and shrinkage analysis
  • Temperature effect on water diffusion, hydration rate, creep and shrinkage. appendix A. Viscoelastic rheologic models
  • appendix B. Historical note on old creep models
  • appendix C. Estimates of parameters used by RILEM Model B3
  • appendix D. Estimates of parameters used by RILEM Model B4
  • appendix E. Creep models recommended by design codes
  • appendix F. Continuous retardation spectrum
  • appendix G. Free-energy potentials for aging linear viscoelasticity
  • appendix H. Updating long-time shrinkage predictions from short-time measurements
  • appendix I. Moisture transport characteristics
  • appendix J. Moisture transport in porous materials
  • appendix K. Nonstandard statistics used in support of some creep and shrinkage models
  • appendix L. Method of measurement of creep and shrinkage.
This comprehensive treatise covers in detail practical methods of analysis as well as advanced mathematical models for structures highly sensitive to creep and shrinkage. Effective computational algorithms for century-long creep effects in structures, moisture diffusion and high temperature effects are presented. The main design codes and recommendations (including RILEM B3 and B4) are critically compared. Statistical uncertainty of century-long predictions is analyzed and its reduction by extrapolation is discussed, with emphasis on updating based on short-time tests and on long-term measurements on existing structures. Testing methods and the statistics of large randomly collected databases are critically appraised and improvements of predictions of multi-decade relaxation of prestressing steel, cyclic creep in bridges, cracking damage, etc., are demonstrated. Important research directions, such as nanomechanical and probabilistic modeling, are identified, and the need for separating the long-lasting autogenous shrinkage of modern concretes from the creep and drying shrinkage data and introducing it into practical prediction models is emphasized. All the results are derived mathematically and justified as much as possible by extensive test data. The theoretical background in linear viscoelasticity with aging is covered in detail. The didactic style makes the book suitable as a textbook. Everything is properly explained, step by step, with a wealth of application examples as well as simple illustrations of the basic phenomena which could alternate as homeworks or exams. The book is of interest to practicing engineers, researchers, educators and graduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789402411362 20180828
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xxi, 335 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Description Artificial intelligence has made some incredible leaps. Deep learning systems now deliver near-human speech and image recognition, not to mention machines capable of beating world champion Go masters. Deep learning applies to a widening range of problems, such as question answering, machine translation, and optical character recognition. It's behind photo tagging, self-driving cars, virtual assistants and other previously impossible applications. Deep Learning with R is for developers and data scientists with some R experience who want to use deep learning to solve real-world problems. The book is structured around a series of practical examples that introduce each new concept and demonstrate best practices. You'll begin by learning what deep learning is, how it connects with AI and Machine Learning, and why it's rapidly gaining in importance right now. You'll then dive into practical applications of computer vision, natural language processing, and more. Key features * Understand key machine learning concepts * Set up a computer environment for deep learning * Visualize neural networks * Use recurrent neural networks for text and sequence Classification Audience You'll need intermediate R programming skills. No previous experience with machine learning or deep learning is required. About the technology Although deep learning can be a challenging subject, new technologies make it much easier to get started than ever before. The Keras deep learning library featured in this book puts ease of use and accessibility front and center, making it a great fit for new practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781617295546 20180514
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xv, 2240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Principles of integrated design
  • Site selection and facility layout
  • Modeling for design and operation of biological water resource recovery processes
  • Facility hydraulics and pumping
  • Odor and air emissions management
  • Support systems
  • Materials of construction and corrosion control
  • Preliminary treatment
  • Primary treatment
  • Biofilm reactor technology and design
  • Suspended-growth treatment processes
  • Integrated biological treatment
  • Physical and chemical processes for advanced wastewater treatment
  • Sidestream treatment
  • Natural systems
  • Disinfection
  • Introduction to solids management
  • Storage and transport
  • Chemical conditioning
  • Solids thickening
  • Dewatering
  • Stabilization
  • Thermal processing
  • Use and disposal of residuals and biosolids.
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xvi, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation's heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of people living in poverty who see little or no new hope or opportunity. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. What does this mean for these cities--and the people who live in them? In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach shows us what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore, as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He draws from his decades of experience working in America's cities, and pulls in insightful research and data, to spotlight these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social, and political context. Mallach explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities and looks closely at the successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities, and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change. The Divided City offers strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity. Mallach makes a compelling case that these strategies must be local in addition to being concrete and focusing on people's needs--education, jobs, housing and quality of life. Change, he argues, will come city by city, not through national plans or utopian schemes. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, grounded picture of the transformation of America's older industrial cities. It is neither a dystopian narrative nor a one-sided "the cities are back" story, but a balanced picture rooted in the nitty-gritty reality of these cities. The Divided City is imperative for anyone who cares about cities and who wants to understand how to make today's urban revival work for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610917810 20180717
Engineering Library (Terman)
CEE-124X, CEE-224X-01
Book
xiv, 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • No wood, no kingdom
  • Raising water by fire
  • A giant with one idea
  • To make for all the world
  • Catch me who can
  • Unconquered steam!
  • Rushlight to gaslight
  • Pursuing Leviathan
  • Burning fluids
  • Wild animals
  • Great forces of nature
  • A cadence of water
  • An enormous yellow cheese
  • Pillars of black cloud
  • A gift of God
  • One-armed men doing welding
  • Full power in fifty-seven
  • Affection from the smog
  • The dark age to come
  • All aboard.
Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time--wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond. People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Ultimately, the history of these challenges tells the story of humanity itself. Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. In Energy, Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalized on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100. Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. In Rhodes's singular style, Energy details how this knowledge of our history can inform our way tomorrow.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501105357 20180917
Engineering Library (Terman)
APPPHYS-79Q-01
Book
xxviii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A Note from the Series Editor xiii About the Authors xv Foreword xvii Preface xxiii Acknowledgments xxvii INTRODUCTION 1 1 Pressing Issues for Engineering Education and the Engineering Profession 3 1.1 A Mismatched Curriculum 3 1.2 Responsibility that Emerges from the Transformative Power of Engineering 7 1.3 Inquiring into the Framing of Benefits and Constraints 9 1.4 Transitioning from Weak to Robust Sustainability 9 1.5 Fostering Inclusive Excellence 10 1.6 Engaging Emerging Interest Groups 11 2 Research Methods 12 3 Theoretical Frameworks 13 4 Engineering for Social Justice 14 4.1 Emerging Organizations Provide New Opportunities 15 4.2 Calls from Engineering Education Leaders 16 4.3 Emerging Scholarship on Engineering and Social Justice 18 5 Engineering for Social Justice Criteria 19 5.1 Listening Contextually to Develop Trust and Empathy 21 5.2 Identifying Structural Conditions 23 5.3 Acknowledging Political Agency and Mobilizing Power 24 5.4 Increasing Opportunities and Resources 26 5.5 Reducing Imposed Risks and Harms 27 5.6 Enhancing Human Capabilities 28 5.7 Engineering and Social Justice Criteria Combined 30 6 Guidelines for Engineering for Social Justice Implementation 31 6.1 Cradle-to-Grave Analysis 31 6.2 Transcending Temporal Delimitations 33 6.3 Culling Multiple Perspectives 33 7 Further Chapters 34 7.1 Ideologies and Mindsets that Render Social Justice Invisible or Irrelevant 34 7.2 Engineering Design 35 7.3 Engineering Sciences 36 7.4 Humanities/Social Science Courses for Engineering Students 36 7.5 E4SJ as Catalyst for Inclusive Excellence in Engineering 37 7.6 Conclusion 37 8 Benefits of E4SJ Approach 37 References 38 1 SOCIAL JUSTICE IS OFTEN INVISIBLE IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE 45 1.1 Generic Barriers to Rendering Social Justice Visible 46 1.1.1 Normalcy 46 1.1.2 Superiority 47 1.1.3 Unconscious Biases 47 1.1.4 Personal and Broader Societal Framing 48 1.2 Engineering-Specific Barriers to Rendering Social Justice Visible: Ideologies 49 1.2.1 Technical Social Dualism 50 1.2.2 Depoliticization 52 1.2.3 Meritocracy 55 1.3 Engineering-Specific Barriers to Rendering Social Justice Visible: Mindsets 56 1.3.1 Centrality of Military and Corporate Organizations 57 1.3.2 Uncritical Acceptance of Authority 58 1.3.3 Technical Narrowness 59 1.3.4 Positivism and the Myth of Objectivity 59 1.3.5 Willingness to Help and Persistence 60 References 63 2 ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 67 2.1 Why Engineering Design Matters 69 2.1.1 Why Design Resembles Actual Engineering Practice Yet Has Limitations 70 2.1.2 Why Design is an Important Yet Undervalued Component of Engineering Education 71 2.2 Engineering for Social Justice: Criteria for Engineering Design Initiatives 71 2.2.1 Listening Contextually 74 2.2.2 Identifying Structural Conditions 78 2.2.3 Acknowledging Political Agency and Mobilizing Power 79 2.2.4 Increasing Opportunities and Resources 82 2.2.5 Reducing Imposed Risks and Harms 85 2.2.6 Enhancing Human Capabilities 86 2.3 Social Justice Criteria Combined 88 2.4 Benefits of Integrating SJ in Design 89 2.5 Limitations of Social Justice Criteria 95 Appendix 2.A Engineering for Social Justice Self-Assessment Checklist 98 Appendix 2.B Design for Social Justice Charrette 100 Acknowledgments 102 References 102 3 SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE ENGINEERING SCIENCES 107 3.1 Why are the Engineering Sciences the Sacred Cow of the Engineering Curriculum? 108 3.1.1 Engineering Sciences as Shapers of Engineering Identity 108 3.1.2 Pedagogical Tradition in the Engineering Sciences 112 3.2 Why Social Justice is Inherent in Engineering Sciences Course Content 114 3.3 Making Social Justice Visible without Compromising Technical Excellence 116 3.3.1 Social Justice Definition 116 3.3.2 E4SJ Criteria 119 3.4 Examples of Making SJ Visible in the Engineering Sciences 120 3.4.1 E4SJ Criteria Engaged in Introduction to Feedback Control Systems 120 3.4.2 E4SJ Criteria Engaged in Continuous-Time Signals and Systems 127 3.4.3 E4SJ Criteria Engaged in Mass and Energy Balances 128 3.5 Challenges of Integrating Social Justice into the Engineering Sciences 132 3.5.1 Accreditation 132 3.5.2 Student Attitude 133 3.5.3 Faculty Attitude 133 3.6 Opportunities Associated with Integrating Social Justice 135 3.6.1 Student Perspectives on Opportunities 136 3.6.2 Teaching and Scholarship Opportunities for Faculty 139 3.7 Author Narratives on Challenges and Opportunities 141 3.7.1 IFCS Reflection by Dr. Johnson 141 3.7.2 CTSS Reflection by Dr. Huff 142 3.7.2.1 CTSS Follow-Up Reflection by Dr. Huff 143 3.7.3 Mass and Energy Balances Reflection by Dr. Riley 144 3.8 Conclusion 145 Appendix 3.A IFCS Case Study Matrix. The Case Study Options are Mapped to Technical and Social Justice Learning Objectives 146 Appendix 3.B SJ Integration Issues. For Future IFCS Course Iterations, the Key SJ Integration Issues and Their Potential Solutions are Explored 147 Acknowledgments 149 References 149 4 HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: FROM IRRELEVANCE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE 155 4.1 Humanities and Social Sciences, the Engineering Curriculum, and the Distancing of Engineering Education from Pressing Social Problems 157 4.2 The Cold War, the Anti-Technology Movement, and a Marginalized HSS 160 4.2.1 Humanities and Social Sciences in 1960s and 1970s Engineering Education 161 4.2.2 The Emergence and Evolution of STS 162 4.3 It Is Time: Integration of Engineering and Social Justice Through the HSS The Historical Convergence of ABET 2000 and More 163 4.3.1 Changes in the Institutional Landscape 165 4.3.2 Changes in the Scholarly Landscape 166 4.4 Emerging Curricular Innovations 168 4.5 Engineering and Social Justice at Colorado School of Mines 170 4.5.1 Background 170 4.5.2 Description of the Course Engineering and Social Justice 171 4.5.3 Course Learning Outcomes 172 4.6 Intercultural Communication at Colorado School of Mines 173 4.6.1 Course Background 174 4.6.2 Course Description 174 4.6.3 Learning Outcomes 177 4.7 Document Design and Graphics at Utah State 177 4.7.1 Course Background 178 4.7.2 Course Description 178 4.7.3 Learning Outcomes 179 4.8 Benefits and Limitations 182 4.8.1 Benefits 182 4.8.2 Limitations 183 Appendix 4.A Privilege Walk Questions 184 Appendix 4.B Privilege by Numbers Activity 187 Appendix 4.C Intercultural Communication Foundational Questions 188 Acknowledgments 189 References 190 5 TRANSFORMING ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE 197 5.1 Practical Guidelines: From Problem Space to Program Space 199 5.1.1 E4SJ in the Problem Space 199 5.1.2 E4SJ in the Course Space 202 5.1.3 E4SJ in Boundary Spaces 206 5.1.4 E4SJ in the Program Space 207 5.2 Broader Implications of E4SJ-Infused Transformations 208 5.2.1 Changing Who Becomes an Engineer 208 5.2.2 Changing the Culture of Engineering 211 5.2.3 From a Culture of Disengagement to One of Greater Public Engagement 215 5.3 Identity Challenges and Inspirations 217 5.3.1 Engineering Student Identity Issues 217 5.3.2 Engineering Faculty Identity Issues 223 Appendix 5.A Assignment and Examples of Problem Rewrites 228 References 237 6 CONCLUSION: MAKING SOCIAL JUSTICE VISIBLE AND VALUED 243 6.1 Engineering Justice into Your Career 244 6.1.1 Recognizing Barriers and Opportunities to Making E4SJ Visible 245 6.1.2 Developing Creative Framing on the Road to Tenure and Promotion 246 6.1.3 Engaging Other Stakeholders and Building a Community of Practice 250 6.1.4 Supporting Students interested in E4SJ Beyond the Classroom 250 6.1.5 Enacting E4SJ Outside the Home Institution 252 6.2 Future E4SJ Research Directions 253 6.2.1 Longitudinal Studies 253 6.2.2 Vehicles for Giving Voice to Marginalized Groups 255 References 255 Index 259.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118757307 20180226
Shows how the engineering curriculum can be a site for rendering social justice visible in engineering, for exploring complex socio-technical interplays inherent in engineering practice, and for enhancing teaching and learning Using social justice as a catalyst for curricular transformation, Engineering Justice presents an examination of how politics, culture, and other social issues are inherent in the practice of engineering. It aims to align engineering curricula with socially just outcomes, increase enrollment among underrepresented groups, and lessen lingering gender, class, and ethnicity gaps by showing how the power of engineering knowledge can be explicitly harnessed to serve the underserved and address social inequalities. This book is meant to transform the way educators think about engineering curricula through creating or transforming existing courses to attract, retain, and motivate engineering students to become professionals who enact engineering for social justice. Engineering Justice offers thought-provoking chapters on: why social justice is inherent yet often invisible in engineering education and practice; engineering design for social justice; social justice in the engineering sciences; social justice in humanities and social science courses for engineers; and transforming engineering education and practice. In addition, this book: Provides a transformative framework for engineering educators in service learning, professional communication, humanitarian engineering, community service, social entrepreneurship, and social responsibilityIncludes strategies that engineers on the job can use to advocate for social justice issues and explain their importance to employers, clients, and supervisorsDiscusses diversity in engineering educational contexts and how it affects the way students learn and develop Engineering Justice is an important book for today s professors, administrators, and curriculum specialists who seek to produce the best engineers of today and tomorrow.
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustration (some color), color map ; 28 cm
  • I. Developing Perspective 1. A Modern View of the Universe 2. Discovering the Universe for Yourself 3. The Science of Astronomy II. Key Concepts for Astronomy 4. Making Sense of the Universe: Understanding Motion, Energy, and Gravity 5. Light: The Cosmic Messenger III. Learning from Other Worlds 6. Formation of the Solar System 7. Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds 8. Jovian Planet Systems 9. Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets: Their Nature, Orbits, and Impacts 10. Other Planetary Systems: The New Science of Distant Worlds IV. Stars 11. Our Star 12. Surveying the Stars 13. Star Stuff 14. The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard V. Galaxies and Beyond 15. Our Galaxy 16. A Universe of Galaxies 17. The Birth of the Universe 18. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe VI. Life on Earth and Beyond 19. Life in the Universe.
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For one-semester courses in astronomy. A practical introduction to Astronomy with an emphasis on critical thinking about our place in the universe This 8th Edition of Essential Cosmic Perspective provides readers without science backgrounds with a streamlined, cutting-edge introduction to astronomy. Built on a strong tradition of effective pedagogy and coverage, the text focuses on skill-building and includes group work exercises that require active participation. Dedicated to bringing an understanding of the universe, its scientific basis and its relevance to our lives, each chapter is written to specific learning goals that build an ideal learning path for readers. Aiming to foster a lifelong learning experience, the authors focus on key concepts, providing big picture context, promoting conceptual understanding, and preferring plain language to jargon. The 8th Edition incorporates the latest scientific updates in the field of astronomy and includes new features that reinforce critical thinking and excite readers' curiosity. New features such as Extraordinary Claims engage readers by presenting extraordinary claims about the universe and how they were either supported or debunked as scientists collected more evidence, reinforcing the process of science and how scientists think critically to evaluate them. My Cosmic Perspective establishes a personal connection between readers and the cosmos as they learn to think critically about the meaning of what they learn in their astronomy studies and beyond. Designed and written for a one semester course, this text shares many of the strengths of its more comprehensive best-selling sibling, The Cosmic Perspective. Also available with Mastering Astronomy Mastering (TM) Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with vetted, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive Prelecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics (TM) instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering (TM) Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0134516338 / 9780134516332 Essential Cosmic Perspective Plus Mastering Astronomy with eText, The -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134509293 / 9780134509297 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essential Cosmic Perspective, The0134446437 / 9780134446431 Essential Cosmic Perspective, The.
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  • Preface. Chapter 1. The ethics gap in contemporary engineering: Two vignettes ; A gap between education and experience ; Evidence ; Importance ; Unfruitful approaches to bridging the gap ; Preferred approach.
  • Chapter 2. Sociological and ethical preliminaries: Sociology of engineering ; Professional engineering society codes of ethics.
  • Chapter 3. The fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers: An ethical responsibilities approach ; Ethical issues and harm ; The fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers.
  • Chapter 4. Case studies of ethical issues in engineering: Case 1. The Cadillac DeVille/Seville engine-control chip (1990-1995) ; Case 2. SDI battlefield management software (1983-1985) ; Case 3. Collaborative research practices at Bell Labs (1997-2002) ; Case 4. The Apple Newton MessagePad (1990-1993) ; Case 5. An employee database management system ; Case 6. The Citicorp Center Tower (1970-1978) ; Case 7. The Union Carbide MIC plant in Bhopal (1970-1984) ; Case 8. The space shuttle Challenger (1983-1986) ; Case 9. A composite-material bicycle project (1989-1992) ; Case 10. Nanotechnology R&D (1985-present) ; Case 11. The Ford Pinto (1969-1972) ; Case 12. Topf & Sons : crematorium ovens for the Nazi SS (1939-1945) ; Case 13. TRW and the US ballistic missile defense system (1995-2003) ; Case 14. The Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel walkways (1979-1981) ; Case 15. The Manhattan Westway Project (1974-1985) ; Case 16. Innovations for rural Kenyan farmers (1991-present) ; Case 17. Google street view
  • Case 18. Opiod biosynthesis and neural enhancement.
  • Chapter 5. Key case ideas and lessons: The leading precept of most current codes of engineering ethics ; The FEREs ; Ethics and the sociology of contemporary engineering ; An ethically problematic pattern of engineering practice ; Whistle-blowing and ethical responsibility ; Risk and idealization of technology in society ; Ethical responsibility and the culture of the engineering workplace ; An overlooked responsibility of engineers ; An engineering professional ; Engineering design, paradigm departure, and the ethics of precaution ; Normalization of risk and routinization of the experimental ; Technology transfer and ethical responsibility ; "Two cultures" and ethical responsibility ; Decontextualization ; The politicization and economization of engineering decision-making ; Negligence ; Workplace culture and the ethically responsible engineer ; Conflicts of interest ; "Design for ..." ; Ethical issues in engineering research ; Factors conducive to engineering misconduct.
  • Chapter 6. Resources and options for ethically responsible engineers: Organizational resources ; Legal resources and options ; Employment-related options
  • Chapter 7. Conclusion: Bucciarelli's critique of U.S. engineering-ethics education ; A foundational-contextual ethical responsibilities approach ; Two quotations.
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
An exploration of the ethics of practical engineering through analyses of eighteen rich case studies The Ethical Engineer explores ethical issues that arise in engineering practice, from technology transfer to privacy protection to whistle-blowing. Presenting key ethics concepts and real-life examples of engineering work, Robert McGinn illuminates the ethical dimension of engineering practice and helps students and professionals determine engineers' context-specific ethical responsibilities. McGinn highlights the "ethics gap" in contemporary engineering--the disconnect between the meager exposure to ethical issues in engineering education and the ethical challenges frequently faced by engineers. He elaborates four "fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers" (FEREs) and uses them to shed light on the ethical dimensions of diverse case studies, including ones from emerging engineering fields. The cases range from the Union Carbide pesticide plant disaster in India to the Google Street View project. After examining the extent to which the actions of engineers in the cases align with the FEREs, McGinn recapitulates key ideas used in analyzing the cases and spells out the main lessons they suggest. He identifies technical, social, and personal factors that induce or press engineers to engage in misconduct and discusses organizational, legal, and individual resources available to those interested in ethically responsible engineering practice. Combining probing analysis and nuanced ethical evaluation of engineering conduct in its social and technical contexts, The Ethical Engineer will be invaluable to engineering students and professionals. * Meets the need for engineering-related ethics study* Elaborates four fundamental ethical responsibilities of engineers* Discusses eighteen case studies of ethical issues in ten engineering fields* Identifies resources and options for ethically responsible engineering practice* Provides discussion questions for each case.
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xviii, 639 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • PREFACE Chapter 1 - Introduction to experimental designPART I - Statistical principles on design of experiments Chapter 2 - One-factor designs and the analysis of variance Chapter 3 - Some further considerations on one-factor design and ANOVA Chapter 4 - Multiple-comparison testingChapter 5 - Orthogonality, orthogonal decomposition, and their role in modern experimental designPART II - Identifying active factors Chapter 6 - Two-factor cross-classification designs Chapter 7 - Nested, or hierarchical, designs Chapter 8 - Designs with three or more factors: Latin-square and related designsPART III - Studying factors' effects (suggestion) Chapter 9 - Two-level factorial designs Chapter 10 - Confounding/blocking in 2k designsChapter 11 - Two-level fractional-factorial designs Chapter 12 - Designs with factors at three levels Chapter 13 - Introduction to Taguchi methodsPART IV - Regression analysis, surface designs, and other topicsChapter 14 - Simple regression Chapter 15 - Multiple and step-wise regression Chapter 16 - Introduction to Response-Surface Methodology Chapter 17 - Introduction to mixture design and triangular surfacesChapter 18 - Literature on experimental design and discussion of some topics not covered in the text.
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This text introduces and provides instruction on the design and analysis of experiments for a broad audience. Formed by decades of teaching, consulting, and industrial experience in the Design of Experiments field, this new edition contains updated examples, exercises, and situations covering the science and engineering practice. This text minimizes the amount of mathematical detail, while still doing full justice to the mathematical rigor of the presentation and the precision of statements, making the text accessible for those who have little experience with design of experiments and who need some practical advice on using such designs to solve day-to-day problems. Additionally, an intuitive understanding of the principles is always emphasized, with helpful hints throughout.
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