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Exploring Engineering. Edition No. 5

  • ID: 4894733
  • Book
  • June 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 592 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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's Exploring Engineering explores 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. The 5th edition has been revised to better reflect the knowledge base of incoming freshmen, and new content has been added for several new and emerging engineering disciplines, such as environmental engineering, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing, and mechatronics, as well as new design projects
  • Multiple award-winning textbook introduces students to the engineering profession, emphasizing the fundamental physical, chemical, and material bases for all engineering work
  • Includes an Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix used throughout the book to pose ethical challenges and explore decision-making in an engineering context
  • Lists of "Top Engineering Achievements" and "Top Engineering Challenges" help put the material in context and show engineering as a vibrant discipline involved in solving societal problems
  • Companion Web site includes links to several drawing supplements, including "Free-hand Engineering Sketching," (detailed instructions on free-hand engineering sketching); "AutoCAD Introduction," (an introduction to the free AutoCAD drawing software); and "Design Projects," (freshman-level design projects that complement the "Hands-On" part of the textbook)
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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 11. Industrial Engineering 12. Manufacturing Engineering 14. Mechanical Engineering 15. Nuclear Engineering 16. Bioengineering 17. Electrochemical Engineering 18. Environmental Engineering 19. Green Energy Engineering

Part 3: Hands-On 20. Introduction to Mechatronics and Physical Computing 21. Introduction to Engineering Design 22. Design teams 23. Design Step 1: Defining the Problem 24. Design Step 2: Generation of Alternative Concepts 25. Design Step 3: Evaluation of Alternatives and Selection of a Concept 26. Design Step 4: Detailed Design 27. Design Step 5: Design Defense 28. Design Step 6: Manufacturing and Testing 29. Design Step 7: Performance Evaluation 30. Design Step 8: Design Report 31. Examples of Design Competitions 32. Closing Remarks on the Important Role of Design Projects

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Kosky, Philip
Balmer, Robert T.
Keat, William D.
Wise, George
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