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New Additions of Books

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.

Added during the period from 26th February- 09th March 2018

Computer Science, Data Proceesing, Programming (001-099)
  1. Demystifying computation : a hands-on introduction
  2. by Apostolos Syropoulos 004 SYR (031084)
    Problem solving in computing is referred to as computational thinking. The theory behind this concept is challenging in its technicalities, yet simple in its ideas. This book introduces the theory of computation from its inception to current form of complexity; from explanations of how the field of computer science was formed using classical ideas in mathematics by Gödel, to conceptualization of the Turing Machine,.... to its more recent innovations in quantum computation....

  1. R for programmers: advanced techniques
  2. by Dan Zhang 005.133 ZHA (031136)
    This book discusses advanced topics such as R core programing, object oriented R programing, parallel computing with R, and spatial data types. The author leads readers to merge mature and effective methdologies in traditional programing to R programing. It shows how to interface R with C, Java, and other popular programing laguages and platforms....

Philosophy & Psychology (100-199)
  1. Self-leadership : the definitive guide to personal excellence
  2. by Christopher P Neck 158 NEC (031150)
    Before learning to lead others, students need to first be able to lead themselves effectively. Self-Leadership is a research-grounded, practice-based, realistic, and inclusive approach to self-motivation and self-influence. It teaches students to lead themselves by equipping them with strategies and tips for developing their own personal effectiveness and excellence....

Religion (200-299)
  1. Religions of India : a microcasm of world religions
  2. by Meenaz Kassam 294 KAS (031163)
    India is a land of diversities. This diversity is also visible in the spheres of religion. The major religions of India are Hinduism (majority religion), Islam (largest minority religion), Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith. India is a land where people of different religions and cultures live in harmony. This harmony is seen in the celebration of festivals....

Social Science, Sociology & Anthropology (300-399)
  1. Brass baja
  2. by Gregory D. Booth 306.48420954 BOO (031074)
    A procession led by musicians clad in brightly coloured uniforms is a common sight during Indian weddings. Fulfilling a specific cultural and historical demand for processional music, bandsmen and their music are symbolic of the association between musical and cultural change in South Asia. Brass Baja examines the reality of the low musical and social status ascribed to Indian bandsmen,...

  1. Building universities that matter : where are Indian institutions going wrong?
  2. by Pankaj Chandra 378.54 CHA (031077)
    Building Universities that Matter provides a detailed analysis of the neglected issues of governance in higher education, the processes that weaken governance systems in universities, and how they impact learning on campuses....

Natural Science & Mathematics (500-599)
  1. Natural complexity : a Modeling handbook
  2. by Paul Charbonneau 501 CHA (031128)
    This book provides a short, hands-on introduction to the science of complexity using simple computational models of natural complex systems—with models and exercises drawn from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology. By working through the models and engaging in additional computational explorations suggested at the end of each chapter....

  1. Breaking the silo : integrated science education in India
  2. by Anup Dhar 507.1054 DHA (031075)
    Is the entrenched division between the natural and human sciences unbridgeable? Is this divide crippling innovation in science or is it necessary to keep science pure? Between 2006-14, an experiment was conducted in what came to be known as Integrated Science Education in several science institutions.....

  1. Abstract algebra : structures and applications
  2. by Stephen Lovett 512.02 LOV (031059)
    Abstract Algebra: Structures and Applications helps students understand the abstraction of modern algebra. It emphasizes the more general concept of an algebraic structure while simultaneously covering applications. The text can be used in a variety of courses, from a one-semester introductory course to a full two-semester sequence….

  1. Basic complex analysis
  2. by Barry Simon 515 SIM (031071)
    A Comprehensive Course in Analysis by Poincare Prize winner Barry Simon is a five-volume set that can serve as a graduate-level analysis textbook with a lot of additional bonus information, including hundreds of problems and numerous notes that extend the text and provide important historical background. Depth and breadth of exposition make this set a valuable reference source for almost all areas of classical analysis. Part 2A is devoted to basic complex analysis....

  1. Real analysis : a comprehensive course in analysis
  2. by Barry Simon 515.8 SIM (031138)
    A Comprehensive Course in Analysis by Poincare Prize winner Barry Simon is a five-volume set that can serve as a graduate-level analysis textbook with a lot of additional bonus information, including hundreds of problems and numerous notes that extend the text and provide important historical background. Depth and breadth of exposition make this set a valuable reference source for almost all areas of classical analysis. Part 1 is devoted to real analysis. From one point of view,...

Technology (Applied Science)(600-699)
  1. Medical Physics: Imaging, Therapy, Materials Vol. 1
  2. by Hartmut Zabel 610.153 ZAB (031116)
    Medical Physics covers the applied branch of physics concerned with the application of concepts and methods of physics to diagnostics and therapeutics of human diseases. The first part, Physical and Physiological Aspects of the Body, covers those body systems that have a strong physical component, such as body mechanics, energy household, action potential, signal transmission in neurons, respiratory and circulatory system as well as visual and sound perception....

  1. Mobile health solutions for biomedical applications
  2. by Phillip Olla 610.28 OLL (031120)
    Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications provides an international perspective on the benefits of mobile health technology and describes different examples and applications implemented in global healthcare. This book presents research on the emergence of pervasive computing and health care systems that provide quality patient care services....

Arts & recreation (700-799)
  1. SHEAVES : when things are whatever can be the case
  2. by Ludger Hovestadt 720.1 HOV (031151)
    This is a book that holds the intellectual wealth of our world to be elemental. Today, the classical architectonic elements of form, quantity, units, numbers, principles, foundations are all constituted by information, and by literacy. Artefacts are things whose nature consists in our intellectuality. Each one of them is engendered in its kind according to how we bundle our desires. For breath, for scope, for legitimation, for ease, for comfort, for challenge, for joy, for fear....

  1. Contemporary Indian theatre : theatricality and artistic crossovers
  2. by Ravi Chaturvedi 792.0954 CHA (031079)
    Crossover of various disciplines is an inherent phenomenon of Indian theatre and performing arts. With the coming of western influence during the colonial, as well as postcolonial, periods the character of modern Indian theatre has metamorphisized, which is often reflected in the theatre. The larger sections of the Indian theatre scene belong to the experimental theatre, which derives its energy and motivation from the classical and folk/tribal theatre,....

Literature & rhetoric (800-899)
  1. Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern north India
  2. by Vasudha Dalmia 891.43309 DAL (031094)
    his book provides a panoramic view of the intellectual and cultural life of North India over a century – from the aftermath of the 1857 uprising to the end of the Nehruvian era. The North’s historical cities, rooted in an Indo-Persianate culture, began changing more slowly than the Presidency towns founded by the British. Focusing on six major cities – Agra, Allahabad, Banaras, Delhi, Lahore, and Lucknow – Dalmia....

  1. Iqbal : a selection of his Urdu and Persian verse
  2. by David J. Matthews 891.43915 MAT (031110)
    This book provides a new English translation of a selection of Muhammad Iqbal’s Urdu and Persian poetry in a form that remains faithful to that of the original. The translations present pleasing renditions of Iqbal in an understandable contemporary idiom coupled with a conservative but well-wrought form (rhyme and metre). The purpose of this book is to give readers well-versed in English some idea of the grandeur and, indeed, the beauty of Iqbal’....

History & Gepgraphy (900-999)
  1. Cultural history of modern India
  2. by Dilip M. Menon 954 MEN (031082)
    The history of modern India has been narrated largely in terms of the nationalist movement, personalities and what has been seen as the ‘high’ politics of the state. Recent shifts in history writing have tried to bring in subordinated histories of regions and of groups. We are moving towards a wider understanding of politics, history and of the ordinary people who make history.....

  1. Gandhi's battlefield choice : the mahatma, the bhagavad gita, and world war II
  2. by Francis G. Hutchins 954.035092 HUT (031098)
    This much anticipated volume compares and contrasts Gandhi's non-violent leadership during World War II to the military leadership of Arjuna in the war that prompted the Bhagavad Gita dialogue, the Sanskrit text that guided Gandhi's actions throughout his life. Easrly in his career as leader of India's campaign to end British rule, Gandhi resisted terrorist interpretations of the Gita and described the Gita as depicting a metaphorical battle between good and evil impulses within every human heart....

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