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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 6-10 Nov. 2017

Social Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology (300-399)
  1. What happened
  2. by Hillary Rodham Clinton 328.73092 CLI (031031)
    What Happened is about her experiences as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on democracy by a foreign adversary. By analysing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect their values and democracy in the future.

  1. Why "A" Students Work for "C" Students and Why "B" Students Work for the Government: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Education for Parents
  2. by Robert T. Kiyosaki 332.02401 KIY (031032)

    Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out 'Es' / Employees...those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well...and not the creative thinkers, visionaries and dreamers -entrepreneurs-in-the-making...those "C Students who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications and products. The book urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius, their special gift.

  1. Introduction to mathematical finance : discrete time models
  2. byStanley R. Pliska 332.63222 PLI (031004)
    The purpose of this book is to provide a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the modern financial theory of security markets. The main subjects are derivatives and portfolio management. The book is intended to be used as a text by advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It is also likely to be useful to practicing financial engineers, portfolio manager, and actuaries who wish to acquire a fundamental understanding of financial theory. The book makes heavy use of mathematics, but not at an advanced level. Various mathematical concepts are developed as needed, and computational examples are emphasized.....

  1. Hit refresh : the quest to rediscover Microsoft's soul and imagine a better future for everyone
  2. by Satya Nadella 338.76 NAD (031033)
    Hit Refresh is about individual change, the transformation happening inside Microsoft, and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced – including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It examines how people, organisations, and societies can and must transform, how they must ‘hit refresh’ in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yet at its core, it’s about humans and how one of our essential qualities – empathy – will become ever more valuable in a world where technological advancement will alter the status quo as never before.

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (500-599)
  1. Schaum's Outline complex variables, 2nd ed
  2. by Murray R. Spiegel 515.9 SPI (031034)
    Complex Variable 2nd Edition, authored by Murray R. Spiegel, Seymour Lipschutz, John J. Schiller and Dennis Spellman, is a textbook that is designed to be used for a formal course in Complex Variable Theory and Applications. It is essential for those doing a course in mathematics, physics, aerodynamics and elasticity. The book contains good number of problems and is much helpful specifically to prepare for the some of the state and central entrance exams.

  1. Shapes and diffeomorphisms
  2. byLaurent Younnes 516.15 YOU (031018)
    Shapes are complex objects, which are difficult to apprehend as mathematical entities, in ways that can also be amenable to computerized analysis and interpretation. This volume provides the background that is required for this purpose, including different approaches that can be used to model shapes, and algorithms that are available to analyze them. It explores, in particular, the interesting connections between shapes and the objects that naturally act on them, diffeomorphisms. The book is, as far as possible, self-contained, with an appendix that describes a series of classical topics in mathematics (Hilbert spaces, differential equations, Riemannian manifolds)...

  1. Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques
  2. bySarbani Basu 519.5 BAS (31037)
    The book presents readers with the foundational techniques used in the analysis and interpretation of asteroseismic data on cool stars that show solar-like oscillations. The techniques have been refined, and in some cases developed, to analyze asteroseismic data collected by the NASA Kepler mission. Topics range from the analysis of time-series observations to extract seismic data for stars to the use of those data to determine global and internal properties of the stars. Reading lists and problem sets are provided, and data necessary for the problem sets are available online...

  1. Modern classical physics : optics, fluids, plasmas, elasticity, relativity, and statistical physics
  2. byKip S. Thorne 530 THO (031014)
    Covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology...

Technology (Applied Sciences) (600-699)
  1. Plasma engineering : applications from aerospace to bio and nanotechnology
  2. byMichael Keidar 621.044 KEI (031016)
    Plasma Engineering is the first textbook that addresses plasma engineering in the aerospace, nanotechnology, and bioengineering fields from a unified standpoint. It covers the fundamentals of plasma physics at a level suitable for an upper level undergraduate or graduate student, and applies the unique properties of plasmas (ionized gases) to improve processes and performance over a wide variety of areas such as materials processing, spacecraft propulsion, and nanofabrication...

  1. Satellite communications payload and system
  2. byTeresa M. Braun 621.3841 BRA (031017)
    This is the first book primarily about the satellite payload of satellite communications systems. It represents a unique combination of practical systems engineering and communications theory. It tells about the satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits today, both the so-called bent-pipe payloads and the processing payloads. The on-orbit environment, mitigated by the spacecraft bus, is described. The payload units (e.g. antennas and amplifiers), as well as payload-integration elements (e.g. waveguide and switches) are discussed in regard to how they work, what they do to the signal, their technology, environment sensitivity, and specifications...

History & Geography (900-999)
  1. Talking history
  2. by Romila Thapar 950 THA (031026)
    In a series of candid conversations, Romila Thapar, a widely read, discussed and cited historian of our times, muses on a range of issues that impact history writing in modern India. Apart from exploring Thapar’s far-reaching influence as an authority on the history of early India, Talking History examines themes such as the function of a historian, the centrality of historical research and evidence, oriental despotism, the ongoing conflict with religious fundamentalists and the polymorphous structure of Hinduism. Anecdotal and vibrant, each of these accounts reveals a rare understanding of history as a dialogue between the past and the present. The latest book in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo’s...



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