Thinking Like an Engineer An Active Learning Approach

ISBN-10: 013276671X

ISBN-13: 9780132766715

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

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This text provides an introduction to engineering. In-class activities include collaborative problem-solving, computer-based activities and hands-on experiments, encouraging guided inquiry.
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Book details

List price: $115.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/11/2012
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 768
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Engineering Essentials
Engineering Is An . . . Itch!
Everyday Engineering
Choosing A Career
Choosing Engineering As A Career
Nae Grand Challenges For Engineering
Choosing A Specific Engineering Field
Gathering Information
Pursuing Student Opportunities
Review Questions
Ethics
Ethical Decision Making
Plagiarism
Engineering Creed
Social Responsibility
In-Class Activities
Design And Teamwork
The Design Process
Brainstorming In The Design Process
Experimental Design: Period Analysis
Criteria And Evaluation
Sustainability
Working In Teams
Project Timeline
In-Class Activities
Mini Design Projects
Engineering Communication
Basic Presentation Skills
Sample Presentations
Basic Technical Writing Skills
Common Technical Communication Formats
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Estimation
General Hints For Estimation
Estimation By Analogy
Estimation By Aggregation
Estimation By Upper And Lower Bounds
Estimation Using Modeling
Significant Figures
Reasonableness
Notation
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Solvem
Defining Solvem
Representing Final Results
Avoiding Common Mistakes
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Ubiquitous Units
How I Study
How Attitudes Are Assessed: Four Profiles
How Mbti Helps Individual And Team Interactions
Fundamental Dimensions And Base Units
The Metric System
Other Unit Systems
Conversion Procedure For Units
Conversions Involving Multiple Steps
Conversions Involving "New" Units
Derived Dimensions And Units
Equation Laws
Conversion Involving Equations
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Universal Units
Force
Weight
Density
Amount
Temperature
Pressure
Gas Pressure
Energy
Power
Efficiency
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Dimensionless Numbers
Common Dimensionless Numbers
Dimensional Analysis
Rayleigh's Method
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Scrupulous Worksheets
Time Management
Goal Setting, Be Realistic
Excel Workbooks
Cell References
Functions In Excel
Logic And Conditionals
Lookup And Data Validation
Conditional Formatting
Sorting And Filters
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Graphical Solutions
Graphing Terminology
Proper Plots
Available Graph Types In Excel
Graph Interpretation
Meaning Of The Line Shapes
Graphical Solutions
Automated Calculations: Iteration
Automated Calculations: Slider Bars
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Models And Systems
Linear Functions
Linear Relationships
Power Functions
Exponential Functions
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Mathematical Models
Selecting A Trendline Type
Interpreting Logarithmic Graphs
Converting Scales To Log In Excel
Dealing With Limitations Of Excel
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Statistics
Histograms
Statistical Behavior
Distributions
Cumulative Distribution Functions
Statistical Process Control (Spc)
Statistics In Excel
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Punctilious Programming
Some Advantages Of Computers
How I Learned To Program . . .
How I Learned To Program . . .
Algorithms
Scope
Written Algorithms
Graphical Algorithms
Algorithm Best Practices
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Programs And Functions
Programming Basics
Programs
Matrix Operations
Functions
Debugging Matlab Code
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Input/Output In Matlab
Input
Output
Plotting
Polyfit
Statistics
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Logic And Conditionals
Truth Tables
Binary Numbers
Logic And Relational Operators In Matlab
Conditional Statements In Matlab
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Looping Structures
For Loops
While Loops
Application Of Loops: Cell Arrays And Cell Matrices
Application Of Loops: Excel I/O
Application Of Loops: Gui
In-Class Activities
Review Questions
Umbrella Projects
Breakeven Analysis: Small Parts
Trendline Analysis: Hooke's Law
Trendline Analysis: Pendulums
Trendline Analysis: Bouncing Springs
Mathematical Model Analysis: Cantilever Beams & Clean Water
Statistical Analysis: Configuration Matters
Matlab Mini-Project: Securing Cyberspace
Matlab Mini-Project: Advance Personalized Learning
Matlab Mini-Project: Do You Want To Play A Game?
Matlab Project: Image Processing
Matlab Project: Dmv Lines
Matlab Project: Designing A Better Vacuum
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