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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 486 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 1,179.33g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
  • 0124158919
  • 9780124158917
  • 1,530,039

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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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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
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