Exploring Engineering

Exploring Engineering : An Introduction to Engineering and Design

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Engineers solve problems, and work on emerging challenges in a wide range of areas important to improving quality of life; areas like sustainable energy, access to clean water, and improved communications and health care technologies. Kosky et. al. explore the world of engineering by introducing the reader to what engineers do, the fundamental principles that form the basis of their work, and how they apply that knowledge within a structured design process. The three part organization of the text reinforces these areas, making this an ideal introduction for anyone interested in exploring the various fields of engineering and learning how engineers work to solve problems. * NEW: Additional discussions on what engineers do, and the distinctions among engineers, technicians, and managers (Chapter 1) * NEW: Re-organized and updated chapters in Part II to more closely align with specific engineering disciplines * NEW: New chapters on emerging fields of engineering, including Bioengineering and Green Energy Engineering * NEW: Discussions of Design for Six Sigma integrated into Part III on the design process * An Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix is introduced in Chapter 1 and used throughout the book to pose ethical challenges and explore ethical decision-making in an engineering context * Lists of "Top Engineering Achievements" and "Top Engineering Challenges" help put the material in context and show engineering as a vibrant discipline involved in solving societal problems

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Product details

  • Hardback | 486 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 1,179.33g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
  • 0124158919
  • 9780124158917
  • 1,303,298

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"This book introduces students to the profession and practice of engineering. In Part 1, called "Minds-on," the introduction covers principles and ideas. It describes engineering in general and devotes chapters to several specific disciplines of engineering, including mechanical, civil, electrical, and electrochemical."--Mechanical Engineering Magazine

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Table of contents

Part 1: Lead-On Chapter 1: What Engineers Do. Chapter 2: Elements of Engineering Analysis. Chapter 3: Force and Motion Chapter 4: Energy Conversion Chapter 5: Engineering Economics Part 2: Minds-On Traditional Engineering Fields Chapter 6: Chemical Engineering: Chapter 7: Civil Engineering: Chapter 8: Computer Engineering Chapter 9: Electrical Engineering Chapter 10: Manufacturing Engineering. Chapter 11: Materials Engineering Chapter 12: Mechanical Engineering Chapter 13: Nuclear Engineering Emerging Engineering Fields Chapter 14: Bioengineering Chapter 15: Electrochemical Engineering Chapter 16: Environmental Engineering Chapter 16: Green Energy Engineering Part 3: Hands-On. Chapter 17: Introduction to Engineering Design. Chapter 18: Design Step 1: Defining the Problem. Chapter 19: Design Step 2: Generation of Alternative Concepts. Chapter 20: Design Step 3: Evaluation of Alternatives & Selection of a Concept. Chapter 21: Design Step 4: Detailed Design. Chapter 22: Design Step 5: Design Defense. Chapter 23: Design Step 6: Manufacturing and Testing. Chapter 24: Design Step 7: Performance Evaluation. Chapter 25: Design Step 8: The Final Design Report Chapter 26: Examples of Design Competitions Chapter 27: Closing Remarks

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