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Design and Analysis
*August 20, 2011*

*Posted by booksbudge in Musings.*

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Yesterday, I don’t know from where, it suddenly popped in my mind that design and analysis have a more than a tool user – tool relation, a relation which trangresses into the domain of mutual symbiosis – a subtility never before appreciated by me [at least!].

What I actually realised was that design is nothing but the inversion of analysis. And this deceptively simple postulate has potential, I believe, to explain the well acknowledged facts about design. How? An example will perhaps do:

Design is most of the time (as we innocent engineers often complain!) an iterative process and so is the inversion of a non-linear relation!!!

See this nothing of a wonder (if you are not a fool like me!), given the configuration of a system, deducing its properties is analysis. And, given the properties of a [desired] system and foretelling its configuration is design!

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Free Online Books-Advanced
*August 15, 2011*

*Posted by booksbudge in Uncategorized.*

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Aaah! I’m back after a long time. To keep my promise I am now extending the previous list I published here. This not a listing purely of advanced texts (as I feel), but I have included some books which should have been in the previous list.

- A nice book on Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanicshttp://www.math.odu.edu/~jhh/counter2.html
- A quick introduction to tensors http://www.freescience.info/framepage.php?link=http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/math.HO/0403252
- Many math books at http://www.math.byu.edu/~klkuttle/
- Trillia lectures on mathematicshttp://www.trillia.com/products.html
- Books by Robert Ashhttp://www.math.uiuc.edu/~r-ash/
- Complex Analysis by Cainhttp://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/winter99/complex.html
- Numerical Analysishttp://ads.harvard.edu/books/1990fnmd.book/
- Continuum Mechanics lecture notes http://samizdat.mines.edu/kennett/
- An Introduction to Continuum mechanicshttp://repository.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/2501/IntroductionToContinuumMechanicsRevisedEdition.pdf?sequence=6
- Irreversible thermodynamics books http://www.stanford.edu/~mukul/tutorials
- Lecture notes on turbulence, CFD, Numerical Analysis etc. by J. M. McDonough http://www.engr.uky.edu/~acfd/lecturenotes1.html
- Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/506book/book.pdf
- Mechanics of incremental deformations www.olemiss.edu/sciencenet/poronet/biot.pdf
- A free CFD book http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/~kuzmin/cfdbook.html
- Waves and Rays in Elastic Continua http://samizdat.mines.edu/wavesandrays/
- Finite volume for gasdynamics http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.4315
- And many other interesting books at http://samizdat.mines.edu/
- And classical books which are now in public domain www.gutenberg.org/

Note: For postscropt (*.ps) files you can use evince or ghostscript.

I still declare my intention of helping others by providing a listing of legally free books I found interesting (atleast in the overlook) and not of hurting anybody by by promoting piracy of any kind.

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Free Online Books-Basic
*August 15, 2011*

*Posted by booksbudge in Uncategorized.*

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Please note that to the best of my knowledge these are free legally,

**I have no intentions of promoting piracy.**If you have more such links please share in the comments, but remember the above statement.

- A free heat transfer textbook from MIT professor. It is my favourite for Heat Transfer. http://web.mit.edu/lienhard/www/download-ahtt.shtml
- A brief solid Mechanics book http://esag.harvard.edu/rice/e0_Solid_Mechanics_94_10.pdf
- Gas Dynamics book http://www.potto.org/GD/gasDynamics.pdf
- Fluid Mechanics book http://www.potto.org/FM/fluidMechanics.pdf
- Calculus book http://groups.google.com/group/freecomputerbooks/web/calculus-applications-and-theory-2008-kenneth-kuttler?pli=1
- Probability book http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/amsbook.mac.pdf
- A mammoth math book http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~sean/applied_math.pdf
- Vector Calculus book http://www.mecmath.net/calc3book.pdf
- Calculus www.math.byu.edu/~klkuttle/Math214Notes.pdf
- Another math mammoth www.physics.miami.edu/nearing/mathmethods/
- ODEs book http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~gerald/
- Linear Algebra http://joshua.smcvt.edu
- Numerical Analysis book http://ads.harvard.edu/books/1990fnmd.book/
- Energy Conversion Systems book www.personal.utulsa.edu/~kenneth-weston/
- Fluid Mechanics http://www.atm.damtp.cam.ac.uk/people/mem/FLUIDS-IB/
- Fluid Mechanics http://www.engr.uky.edu/~acfd/me330-lctrs.pdf
- Fortran tutorial www.phy.cmich.edu/people/fornari/pdf/f90tutor.pdf
- Fortran manual www.chem.ucl.ac.uk/resources/history/people/…/Fortran%2095-manual.pdf
- C++ www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html
- C++ tutorial www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

Thats enough for today. I just cannot put all that I have found in one post. I will try to list advance material some other day.

Have a good experience in the amazing world of book!

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Welcome!
*July 12, 2011*

*Posted by booksbudge in Uncategorized.*

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Welcome to yet another blog!

I hope that this new eccentricity of mine will not kill too much of yours and mine, acknowledged or unacknowledged, precious time. I hope so because of my obsession with optimism.

Best of luck!.