Exploring Engineering

Exploring Engineering : An Introduction to Engineering and Design

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Exploring Engineering, Fourth Edition: An Introduction to Engineering and Design, winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty), presents the emerging challenges engineers face in a wide range of areas as they work to help improve our quality of life. In this classic textbook, the authors explain what engineers actually do, from the fundamental principles that form the basis of their work to the application of that knowledge within a structured design process. The text itself is organized into three parts: Lead-On, Minds-On, Hands-On. This organization allows the authors to give a basic introduction to engineering methods, then show the application of these principles and methods, and finally present a design challenge. This book is 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 | 552 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 30.48mm | 1,360g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 300; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128012420
  • 9780128012420
  • 1,829,586

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Table of contents

Part 1. Lead-On

1. What Engineers Do 2. Elements of Engineering Analysis 3. Force and Motion 4. Energy 5. Engineering Economics

Part 2. Minds-On

6. Aeronautical Engineering 7. Chemical Engineering 8. Civil Engineering 9. Computer Engineering 10. Electrical Engineering 11. Industrial Engineering 12. Manufacturing Engineering 13. Materials Engineering 14. Mechanical Engineering 15. Nuclear Engineering 16. Biomechanical Engineering 17. Electrochemical Engineering 18. Green Energy Engineering

Part 3. Hands-On

19. Introduction to Engineering Design 20. Design Teams 21. Design Step 1. Defining the Problem 22. Design Step 2. Generation of Alternative Concepts 23. Design Step 3. Evaluation of Alternatives and Selection of a Concept 24. Design Step 4. Detailed Design 25. Design step 5. Design Defense 26. Design Step 6. Manufacturing and Testing 27. Design Step 7. Performance Evaluation 28. Design Step 8. Design Report 29. Examples of Design Competitions 30. Closing Remarks on the Important Role of Design Projects
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