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The 'Recent Additions' of books are kept on display for reference and consultation for a week. These are normally displayed on every Monday and will remain on display till the end of week. However, they can be reserved when they are on display and will be issued on Saturday between 9.00am and 1.00pm. These weekly lists below provide the information on the latest additions to our collection.

Volume 17 No. 10
Period : 25 February to 04 March 2019

Computer science, information & general works(000-099)
  1. Huawei and snowden questions
  2. by Lysne, Olav|005.8 LYS| 031582
    This open access book answers two central questions: firstly, is it at all possible to verify electronic equipment procured from untrusted vendors? Secondly, can I build trust into my products in such a way that I support verification by untrusting customers? In separate chapters the book takes readers through the state of the art in fields of computer science that can shed light on these questions. Read more...

  1. Group privacy: new challenges of data technologies
  2. by Taylor, Linnet|005.8 TAY| 031598
    The goal of the book is to present the latest research on the new challenges of data technologies. It will offer an overview of the social, ethical and legal problems posed by group profiling, big data and predictive analysis and of the different approaches and methods that can be used to address them. Read more...

Philosophy & psychology(100-199)
  1. View from nowhere
  2. by Nagel,Thomas|121.4 NAG| 031691
    Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way: We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the world from a vantage point that is, in Nagel's words, "nowhere in particular". At the same time, each of us is a particular person in a particular place, each with his own "personal" view of the world, a view that we can recognize as just one aspect of the whole. How do we reconcile these two standpoints--intellectually, morally, and practically? To what extent are they irreconcilable and to what extent can they be integrated? Thomas Nagel's ambitious and lively book tackles this fundamental issue, arguing that our divided nature is the root of a whole range of philosophical problems... Read more...

Social sciences(300-399)
  1. Philosophy and the human sciences
  2. by Taylor, Charles| 300​.1 TAY| 031734
    Charles Taylor has been one of the most original and influential figures in contemporary philosophy: his 'philosophical anthropology' spans an unusually wide range of theoretical interests and draws creatively on both Anglo-American and Continental traditions in philosophy. A selection of his published papers is presented here in two volumes, structured to indicate the direction and essential unity of the work. He starts from a polemical concern with behaviourism and other reductionist theories (particularly in psychology and the philosophy of language) which aim to model the study of man on the natural sciences. This leads to a general critique of naturalism, its historical development and its importance for modern culture and consciousness; and that in turn points, forward to a positive account of human agency and the self, the constitutive role of language and value, and the scope of practical reason.Read more...

  1. Listening in : cybersecurity in an insecure age
  2. by Landau, Susan| 364.16​8 LAN| 031747
    New technologies have provided both incredible convenience and new threats. The same kinds of digital networks that allow you to hail a ride using your smartphone let power grid operators control a country’s electricity—and these personal, corporate, and government systems are all vulnerable. In Ukraine, unknown hackers shut off electricity to nearly 230,000 people for six hours.Read more...

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (500-599)
  1. BigNum math : implementing cryptographic multiple precision arithmetic
  2. by Denis, Tom St.|519.7 DEN| 031757
    Implementing cryptography requires integers of significant magnitude to resist cryptanalytic attacks. Modern programming languages only provide support for integers which are relatively small and single precision. The purpose of this text is to instruct the reader regarding how to implement efficient multiple precision algorithms. Bignum math is the backbone of modern computer security algorithms. Read more...

  1. Bananaworld : quantum mechanics for primates
  2. by Bub, Jeffrey|530.12 BUB| 031758
    What on earth do bananas have to do with quantum mechanics? From a modern perspective, quantum mechanics is about strangely counterintuitive correlations between separated systems, which can be exploited in feats like quantum teleportation, unbreakable cryptographic schemes, and computers with enormously enhanced computing power. Schrodinger coined the term "entanglement" to describe these bizarre correlations. Bananaworld — an imaginary island with "entangled" bananas — brings to life the fascinating discoveries of the new field of quantum information without the mathematical machinery of quantum mechanics. Read more...

Technology (Applied Sciences) (600-699)
  1. Algebraic Circuits
  2. by Lloris Ruiz, A.|621.3815 LLO| 031774
    This book presents a complete and accurate study of algebraic circuits, digital circuits whose performance can be associated with any algebraic structure. The authors distinguish between basic algebraic circuits, such as Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs) and cellular automata and algebraic circuits, such as finite fields or Galois fields. Read more...

  1. Continuous system simulation
  2. by Cellier, François E.|620.00113 CEL| 031784
    Continuous System Simulation describes systematically and methodically how mathematical models of dynamic systems, usually described by sets of either ordinary or partial differential equations possibly coupled with algebraic equations, can be simulated on a digital computer. Continuous System Simulation is written by engineers for engineers, introducing the partly symbolical and partly numerical algorithms that drive the process of simulation in terms that are familiar to simulation practitioners with an engineering background, and yet, the text is rigorous in its approach and comprehensive in its coverage, providing the reader with a thorough and detailed understanding of the mechanisms that govern the simulation of dynamical systems. Continuous System Simulation is a highly software-oriented text, based on MATLAB. Homework problems, suggestions for term project, and open research questions conclude every chapter to deepen the understanding of the student and increase his or her motivation. Read more...

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. Touching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativity
  2. by Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky|814.54 SED| 031688
    A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls "tools and techniques for nondualistic thought," in the process touching and transforming such theoretical discourses as psychoanalysis, speech-act theory, Western Buddhism, and the Foucauldian "hermeneutics of suspicion." In prose sometimes somber, often. Read more...

  1. Rabelais and his world
  2. by Bakhtin, Mikhail|843.3 BAK | 031690
    This classic work by the Russian philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) examines popular humor and folk culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. One of the essential texts of a theorist who is rapidly becoming a major reference in contemporary thought, Rabelais and His World is essential reading for anyone interested in problems of language and text and in cultural interpretation. Read more...

History & geography (900-999)
  1. Document Raj : writing and scribes in early colonial south India
  2. by Raman, Bhavani|954.82031 RAM| 031742
    Historians of British colonial rule in India have noted both the place of military might and the imposition of new cultural categories in the making of empire. Bhavani Raman uncovers a lesser-known story of power: the power of bureaucracy. Drawing on extensive archival research in the files of the East India Company’s administrative offices in Madras, she tells the story of a bureaucracy gone awry in a fever of documentation practices that grew ever more abstract—and the power, both economic and cultural, this created. Read more...

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