- 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)
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
Dr. Kosky spent two years at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in the UK before joining the GE Research Center Schenectady, NY where he was a career scientist and engineer until retiring in 2001. From 2001 to 2007 he was a Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering at Union College. He has written nearly 200 publications and other reports including about 25 patents.
Balmer, Robert T.
Dr. Balmer has worked as an engineer at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and at various DuPont facilities. He has over 40 years of engineering teaching experience and has authored 70 technical publications and the Elsevier undergraduate engineering textbook Modern Engineering Thermodynamics.
Keat, William D.
Dr. Keat has been teaching design for 20 years, in courses ranging from freshman engineering to a graduate course in design methodology. Has been awarded two Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Teacher Awards and two first place finishes at the Mini-Baja East Competition while serving as an advisor.
Dr. Wise is a former communications specialist and historian at General Electric's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. After retiring from GE he served as Deputy Director of the Dudley Observatory, Schenectady, NY and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Union College. He has authored two books and numerous papers on the history of science and technology, winning the Usher Prize of the Society for History of Technology for one of them.