Engineering Your Future A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering

ISBN-10: 0199797560
ISBN-13: 9780199797561
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Eva Ellen Wagner, geboren 1984, studierte Rechtswissenschaften mit dem Schwerpunkt Kultur- und Medienrecht an der Universit�t Mainz. Seit ihrem Ersten Staatsexamen ist sie als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl f�r �ffentliches Recht, V�lker- und Europarecht, Medienrecht der Universit�t Mainz t�tig. Derzeit absolviert sie zudem ihr Referendariat im Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Koblenz.

Preface
The World of Engineering
The History of Engineering
Introduction
Getting Started
The Beginnings of Engineering
An Overview of Ancient Engineering
Traveling Through the Ages
A Case Study of Two Historic Engineers
The History of the Disciplines
References
Exercises and Activities
Engineering Majors
Introduction
Engineering Functions
Engineering Majors
Emerging Fields
Closing Thoughts
Engineering and Technical Organizations
References
Exercises and Activities
Profiles of Engineers
A Statistical Profile of the Engineering Profession
Statistical Overview
College Enrollment Trends of Engineering Students
College Majors of Recent Engineering Students
Degrees in Engineering
Job Placement Trends
Salaries of Engineers
The Diversity of the Profession
Distribution of Engineers by Field of Study
Engineering Employment by Type of Employer
Percent of Students Unemployed or in Graduate School
A Word from Employers
Exercises and Activities
Global and International Engineering
Introduction
The Evolving Global Marketplace
International Opportunities for Engineers
Preparing for a Global Career
Exercises and Activities
Future Challenges
Expanding World Population
Pollution
Energy
Transportation
Infrastructure
Aerospace
Competitiveness and Productivity
Exercises and Activities
Studying Engineering
Succeeding in the Classroom
Introduction
Attitude
Goals
Keys to Effectiveness
Test-taking
Making the Most of Your Professors
Learning Styles
Well-Rounded Equals Effective
Your Effective Use of Time
Accountability
Overcoming Challenges
References
Exercises and Activities
Problem Solving
Introduction
Analytic and Creative Problem Solving
Analytic Problem Solving
Creative Problem Solving
Personal Problem Solving Styles
Brainstorming Strategies
Critical Thinking
References
Exercises and Activities
Visualization and Graphics
Why Study Visualization and Graphics?
The Theory of Projection
The Glass Box Theory
First and Third Angle Projections
The Meaning of Lines
Hidden Lines
Cylindrical Features and Radii
The Alphabet of LInes and Line Precedence
Freehand Sketching
Pictorial Sketching
Visualization
Scales and Measuring
Coordinate Systems and Three Dimensional Space
Pictorial Sketching
Exercises
Computer Tools for Engineers
Introduction
The Internet
Word Processing Programs
Spreadsheets
Mathematics Software
Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Programming Languages
Advanced Engineering Packages
References
Exercises and Activities
Teamwork Skills
Introduction
What Makes a Successful Team?
Growth Stages of a Team
Team Leadership
How Effective Teams Work
The Character of a Leader
Team Grading
References
Exercises and Activities
Project Management
Introduction
Creating a Project Charter
Task Definitions
Milestones
Defining Times
Organizing the Tasks
PERT Charts
Critical Paths
Gantt Charts
Details, Details
Personnel Distribution
Money and Resources
Document As You Go
Team Roles
References
Exercises
Engineering Design
What Is Engineering Design
The Design Process
A Case Study
A Student Example of the 10-Stage Design Process
Exercises and Activities
Communication Skills
Why Do We Communicate?
Oral Communication Skills
Written Communication Skills
Other Types of Communication
Relevant Readings
Exercises and Activities
Ethics
Introduction
The Nature of Ethics
The Nature of Engineering Ethics
The Issues and Topics
Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues
Exercises
The Fundamentals of Engineering
Units
History
The SI System of Units
Derived Units
Prefixes
Numerals
Conversions
References
Exercises
Mathematics Review
Algebra
Trigonometry
Geometry
Complex Numbers
Linear Algebra
Calculus
Probability and Statistics
Exercises
Engineering Fundamentals
Statics
Dynamics
Thermodynamics
Electrical Circuits
Economics
The Campus Experience
Orienting Yourself to Your Campus
Exploring
Determining and Planning Your Major
Get into the Habit of Asking Questions
The 'People Issue'
Searching for Campus Resources
Other Important Issues
Final Thoughts
Exercises and Activities
Financial Aid
Introduction
Parental Assistance
Is Financial Assistance For You?
Scholarships
Loans
Work-Study
Scams
The Road Ahead Awaits
Exercises and Activities
Engineering Work Experience
A Job and Experience
Summer Jobs
Volunteer
Supervised Independent Study
Internships
Cooperative Education
Which Is Best for You?
Exercises and Activities
Connections: Liberal Arts and Engineering
What Are "Connections"?
Why Study Liberal Arts?
Exercises and Activities
The Basics of Power Point
An Introduction to MATLAB
Index

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