Making Things Work : How Engineers Think and Other Lessons from a Lady Scientist
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In this lively, funny, and eye-opening book, mechanical engineer Christine McKinley shares her passion and expertise about the way our physical world works, and how engineering principles can make it work better--and improve our everyday lives. Topics include:
Freshman Design - Keep it simple. Very simple.
Dynamics and Degrees of Freedom - You got this. Oh. Maybe you don't.
Strength of Materials - You'll know you're near the breaking point right after you pass it.
Fluids - Can you measure crazy? Yes.
Vibrations and Resonance - Amplify what you love. Dampen the destruction.
Why does an airplane fly, and what happens when it breaks the sound barrier? How do fluid dynamics relate to our own brilliance, and how do control systems teach us how to gauge the loyalty of friends? These secrets and many others will be revealed in this engaging and passionate book for anyone who loves science or would like to better understand it."
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 140 x 210 x 17mm | 252g
- 07 Aug 2018
- United States
- - APRX 15 LINE ILLUSTRATIONS
About Christine Mckinley