Exploring Engineering

Exploring Engineering : An Introduction for Freshmen to Engineering and to the Design Process.

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Winner of the Best New Undergraduate Textbook Award from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers! Exploring Engineering was developed to meet the need for a better way to introduce incoming engineering students to the fundamental concepts at the heart of all engineering disciplines. It was also created to show students in a vivid way the great array of opportunities and possibilities of today's engineering fields-from classical mechanical engineering to bioengineering and mechatronics. This is the first text to introduce nearly all of the major engineering areas, and to do so with a strong interdisciplinary case study approach. This approach better prepares and enables students to draw upon knowledge not only from their own particular field of expertise, but also from related or even distantly related engineering and technical and scientific fields, allowing them to become more versatile within their future employment.

Exploring Engineering is flexible enough to offer a variety of approaches to the introduction of modern engineering for new students, while still providing the most important essentials that hold all engineering disciplines together, particularly the mathematical, quantitative basis of engineering as well as the modern computer tools that make today's engineering design so efficient and accurate.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 190.5 x 238.8 x 25.4mm | 1,065.95g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123694051
  • 9780123694058

Table of contents

Part 1: Minds-on
Chapter 1: What Engineers Do
Chapter 2: Key Elements of Engineering Analysis with an Introduction to the
Concept of Force
Chapter 3: How to solve problems and spreadsheet analyses
Chapter 4: Energy: Kinds, Conversion, and Conservation
Chapter 5: Chemical Energy of Fuels
Chapter 6: The Automotive Drive Train
Chapter 7: Electrical Circuits
Chapter 8: Logic and Computers
Chapter 9: Control Systems Design and Mechatronics
Chapter 10: Kinematics and Traffic Flow
Chapter 11: Introduction to Materials Engineering
Chapter 12: Bioengineering
Chapter 13: Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Chapter 14: Cars of the Future - What Will They Be Like?

Part 2: Hands-on
Chapter 15: Introduction to Engineering Design
Chapter 16: Two Ground Rules for Design
Chapter 17: Clarification of the Task
Chapter 18: Generation of Alternative Concepts
Chapter 19: Evaluation of Alternatives and Selection of a Concept
Chapter 20: Detailed Design
Chapter 21: Oral Design Defense
Chapter 22: Manufacturing and Testing
Chapter 23: Performance Evaluation
Chapter 24: Design Report
Chapter 25: An Example of a Design Competition: "A Bridge Too Far."
Chapter 26: Closing Remarks on the Important Role of Design Projects
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"Kosky, Wise, Balmer and Keat have developed a wonderful pedagogical text which provides a unique fresh perspective of first-year engineering education. This book enriches the content and facilitates the delivery of freshmen engineering courses. It is a very timely textbook."

Ronald A. Perez, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Dean, Academic and Administrative Affairs
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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