Exploring Engineering

Exploring Engineering : An Introduction to Engineering and Design

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Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and Design, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the engineering profession. It covers both classical engineering and emerging fields, such as bioengineering, nanotechnology, and mechatronics.
The book is organized into two parts. Part 1 provides an overview of the engineering discipline. It begins with a discussion of what engineers do and then covers topics such as the key elements of engineering analysis; problems solving and spreadsheet analyses; and the kinds, conversion, and conservation of energy. The book also discusses key concepts drawn from the fields of chemical engineering; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; electrochemical engineering; materials engineering; civil engineering; engineering kinematics; bioengineering; manufacturing engineering; and engineering economics. Part 2 focuses on the steps in the engineering design process. It provides content for a Design Studio, where students can design and build increasingly complex engineering system. It also presents examples of design competitions and concludes with brief remarks about the importance of design projects.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 1,088.62g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 290 illustrations
  • 0123747236
  • 9780123747235

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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

Foreword
Part I: Minds-on
What Engineers Do; Key Elements of Engineering Analysis; How to solve problems and spreadsheet analyses; Energy: Kinds, Conversion, and Conservation; Chemical Energy of Fuels; Powering the Future; Electrical Circuits; Logic and Computers; Control Systems Design and Mechatronics; Kinematics of Motion; Materials Engineering; Bioengineering; Chemical Engineering; Manufacturing

Part II: Hands-on
Introduction to Engineering Design; Two Ground Rules for Design; Clarification of the Task; Generation of Alternative Concepts; Evaluation of Alternatives and Selection of a Concept; Detailed Design; Oral Design Defense; Manufacturing and Testing; Performance Evaluation; Design Report; An Example of a Design Competition: "A Bridge Too Far."; Closing Remarks on the Important Role of Design Projects
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Review Text

"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
"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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