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Recent Books by Alumni Authors

Professional Stock Trading: System Design and Automation

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Professional Stock Trading: System Design and Automation
Mark Conway ’83 and Aaron Behle; Acme Trader, 2003

Professional Stock Trading: System Design and Automation examines the art of equities trading. The book contains more than 100 examples of actual trades, with supporting commentary and annotated charts. Starting with a trading model, the book develops a series of advanced long and short trading systems, culminating with two unique market models. The authors describe several new approaches to day trading using traditional technical analysis techniques applied to shorter time frames.

Mark Conway ’83 and his co-author manage a private hedged equity fund.

An Architectural Guidebook to the National Parks — the Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

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An Architectural Guidebook to the National Parks — the Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Harvey Kaiser ’58; Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2003

Harvey Kaiser once again describes the historic structures of America’s national parks in this second installment of the Architectural Guidebook to the National Parks series. This guide includes a brief history and map of every park and monument in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, including a discussion of the historical significance, natural beauty, and important events related to each building.

Harvey Kaiser ’58 is the author of Great Camps of the Adirondacks and Landmarks in the Landscape, and has lectured widely on rustic architecture in wilderness environments.

I Company: The First and Last to Fight on Okinawa

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I Company: The First and Last to Fight on Okinawa
George R. Nelson ’59; 1stBooks Library, 2003

This is the story of I Company, 305th Infantry Regiment of the 77th Division. It follows the company and its men from its activation in March 1942 until it was disbanded four years later. Two years were spent preparing the men for their combat role. Once in the Pacific, they helped liberate Guam and Leyte. These men, older than most found in other divisions, were the first American soldiers to land on Imperial Japanese soil; they helped to take the last hill on Okinawa.

George Nelson ’59 retired after 35 years with Grumman Corp. and pursues his interest in military history, which he teaches at the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement.

Communication Systems

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Communication Systems
Carlson, Crilly ’77, and Rutledge ’83;
McGraw-Hill, 2001

This revision of Communication Systems, a classic text in the communications field, presents an introduction to electrical communication systems, including analysis methods, design principles, and hardware considerations. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect current technology in this ever-evolving field. It covers both analog and digital communications and features examples and exercises for students to solve within chapters.

Paul Crilly ’77 is associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Janet Rutledge ’83 is associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a Rensselaer trustee. A. Bruce Carlson is professor emeritus of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer.

Value and Profits in Business Strategy

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Value and Profits in Business Strategy
K. Tobias Winther ’00; Agityne Corp., 2003

Value and Profits in Business Strategy describes a seven-step method for improving the bottom line in the business environment. It presents a new and simple approach for evaluating the overall impact of strategic decisions on company profits. The author discusses value nets, techniques for understanding what drives future cash flows, and what can be done to define a robust dynamic strategy under uncertainty. The book provides numerous applications and examples to illustrate the approach.

K. Tobias Winther, MBA ’00, is the president of Agityne Corp., a management consulting firm.

Foldable Flex and Thinned Silicon Multichip Packaging Technology

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Foldable Flex and Thinned Silicon Multichip Packaging Technology
John Balde ’44; Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003

This book presents newly emerging methods used to make stacked chip packages in the so-called 2-1/2 D technology (3-D in physical format, but interconnected only through the circuits on folded flex). The chapters not only describe the new technology but also the other 3-D packaging technologies and the alternatives. Evan Davidson ’62 is one of the principal contributors.

John Balde ’44, founder of Interconnection Decision Consulting in Flemington, N.J., who was a founder and active member of electronic packaging societies, died Sept. 8.

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