Engineering Design An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1418062413
ISBN-13: 9781418062415
Edition: 2008
List price: $204.95
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Description: With an innovative approach that uses projects and student exploration as key learning tools, Engineering Design: An Introduction offers an overview of the basic engineering principles and concepts that shape today's modern world. These concepts are  More...

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Book details

List price: $204.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

With an innovative approach that uses projects and student exploration as key learning tools, Engineering Design: An Introduction offers an overview of the basic engineering principles and concepts that shape today's modern world. These concepts are presented in a flexible, two-part format. Part I describes the process of engineering and technology product design, while Part II develops specific skill sets needed to understand and participate in the process. Opportunities to experiment and learn abound, with projects ranging from technical drawing to designing electrical systems and more. With this emphasis on project-based learning, the book is an ideal supplement to Project Lead the Way's innovative series of project-based curricula designed to increase student interest in engineering careers. Engineering Design's broad scope and sound coverage of the essential concepts and techniques used in engineering design making it the perfect addition to any curriculum.

John R. Karsnitz, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Technological Studies in the College of New Jersey's School of Engineering, where he coordinates the Professional Studies and Technological Design strand. His teaching emphasizes multimedia, architectural, and civil engineering design, as well as technology education, while his primary research interests include technological literacy in general education, pre-engineering, and STEM education. In addition to authoring several textbooks and presenting at many state and regional conferences, Dr. Karsnitz is an active member of several professional organizations. His current affiliations include the International Technology Education Association (ITEA), the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE), the New Jersey Technology Education Association (NJTEA), and the New Jersey Engineering Education Council (NJEEC). Dr. Karsnitz earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Millersville University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

Part One
Technology: The Human-Designed World
The Process of Design
Development of the Team
Drawing and Documenting
Reverse Engineering
Investigation and Research for Design Development
Generating and Developing Ideas
Testing and Evaluating
Manufacturing PART TWO
Technical Drawing
Designing Structural Systems
Designing Mechanical Systems
Designing Electrical Systems
Designing Pneumatic Systems
Human Factors in Design and Engineering
Math and Science Applications
Graphics and Presentation
Appendix: The Nominal Group Technique
Glossary of Terms

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