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Technology and Engineering

ISBN-10: 1605254126
ISBN-13: 9781605254128
Edition: 6th 2012
Authors: R. Thomas Wright
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Book details

List price: $88.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.708
Language: English

Technology & Engineering will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as tomorrows Technology Today, Technology Explained, Academic Connections, STEM Connections, Think Green, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book contains information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy. Strategic Reading features help students focus on the material in each chapter. STEM Connections and Academic Connections relate chapter content to math, science, history, and communication. Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues. Technology Explained features highlight ad discuss a variety of current technologies. Career Corner features present information about careers related to various technological fields. Test Your Knowledge questions and STEM applications are included at the end of each chapter.

Technology: A Dynamic, Human-Created System
Technology as a System
Types of Technological Systems
Inputs to Technological Systems
Technological Processes
Outputs and Feedback and Control
Production Tools and Their Safe Use
Measurement Systems and Tools and Their Role in Technology
The Problem-Solving and Design Process
Developing Design Solutions
Evaluating Design Solutions
Communicating Design Solutions
Using Technology to Product Artifacts
The Types of Material Resources and How They Are Obtained
Processing Resources
Manufacturing Products
Construction Structures
Using and Servicing Products and Structures
Using Technology to Communicate
Printed Graphic Communication
Photographic Communication
Telecommunication
Computer and Internet Communication
Using Technology to Transport
Transportation Vehicles
Operating Transportation Systems
Energy: The Foundation of Technology
Energy-Conversion Systems
Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies
Food-Processing Technologies
Medical and Health Technologies
Organizing a Technological Enterprise
Operating Technological Enterprises
Using and Assessing Technology
Technology: A Societal View
Technology: A Personal View

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