Exploring Engineering An Introduction to Engineering and Design

ISBN-10: 0124158919

ISBN-13: 9780124158917

Edition: 3rd 2012

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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. NEW: Additional discussions on what engineers do, and the distinctions between engineers, technicians, and managers (Chapter 1)NEW: Re-organized and updated chapters in Part II to more closely align with specific engineering disciplinesNEW: New chapters on emerging fields of engineering, including Bioengineering and Green Energy EngineeringNEW: Discussions of Design for Six Sigma integrated into Part III on the design processAn Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix is introduced in Chapter 1 and used throughout the book to pose ethical challenges and explore ethical decision-making in an engineering contextLists 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
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 486
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Lead-On
What Engineers Do
Elements of Engineering Analysis
Force and Motion
Energy Conversion
Engineering Economics
Minds-On Traditional Engineering Fields
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Emerging Engineering Fields
Bioengineering
Electrochemical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Green Energy Engineering
Hands-On
Introduction to Engineering Design
Design Step 1: Defining the Problem
Design Step 2: Generation of Alternative Concepts
Design Step 3: Evaluation of Alternatives & Selection of a Concept
Design Step 4: Detailed Design
Design Step 5: Design Defense
Design Step 6: Manufacturing and Testing
Design Step 7: Performance Evaluation
Design Step 8: The Final Design Report
Examples of Design Competitions
Closing Remarks
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