Engineering Fundamentals An Introduction to Engineering

ISBN-10: 0534424597

ISBN-13: 9780534424596

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Saeed Moaveni

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Motivating students from all engineering disciplines, this text encourages students to become engineers and prepares them with a solid foundation in fundamental principles and physical laws. The book begins by introducing students to the exciting world of engineering as they discover what engineers do as well as the various areas of specialization. After explaining good study habits and what it takes to succeed, Moaveni then prepares them for success with an introduction to design and problem solving, communication, and ethics. Once this foundation is established, the book moves on to the basic physical concepts and laws students will encounter regularly as engineering students. The text emphasizes that engineers apply physical and chemical laws and principles as well as mathematics to design, test, and supervise the production of millions of parts, products, and services that people use everyday. By gaining problem solving skills and an understanding of fundamental principles, students are on their way to becoming analytical, detail-oriented, and creative engineers.
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List price: $175.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 11/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Dr. Saeed Moaveni, P.E., is a successful author, instructor, and engineering professional. He joined the mechanical engineering faculty at Minnesota State University at Mankato in 1990. Currently a Professor and the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, he is a member of American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Society of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Engineering-An Exciting Profession
Introduction to the Engineering Profession
Engineering Work Is All Around You
Engineering as a Profession and Common Traits of Good Engineers
Common Traits of Good Engineers
Engineering Disciplines
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Professional Profile
Impromptu Design I
Preparing for an Engineering Career
Making the Transition from High School to College
Budgeting Your Time
Daily Studying and Preparation
Get Involved with an Engineering Organization
Your Graduation Plan
Other Considerations
Student Profile
Professional Profile
Introduction to Engineering Design
Engineering Design Process
Engineering Economics
Material Selection
Common Traits of Good Teams
Conflict Resolution
Project Scheduling and Task Chart
Evaluating Alternatives
Patent, Trademark, and Copyright
Engineering Standards and Codes
Examples of Standards and Codes Organizations in the United States
Examples of International Standards and Codes
Drinking Water Standards in the United States
Outdoor Air Quality Standards in the United States
Indoor Air Quality Standards in the United States
Impromptu Design II
Engineering Communication
Communication Skills and Presentation of Engineering Work
Basic Steps Involved in the Solution of Engineering Problems
Homework Presentation
Progress Report, Executive Summary, and Short Memos
Detailed Technical Report
Oral Communication and Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation
Engineering Graphical Communication
Engineering Ethics
Engineering Ethics
The Code of Ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers
Code of Ethics for Engineers
Engineer's Creed
Engineering Ethics: A Case Study from NSPE
Engineering Fundamentals-Concepts Every Engineer Should Know
Fundamental Dimensions and Units
Engineering Problems and Fundamental Dimensions
Systems of Units
Unit Conversion
Dimensional Homogeneity
Numerical versus Symbolic Solutions
Significant Digits (Figures)
Engineering Components and Systems
Physical Laws of Observations in Engineering
Length and Length-Related Parameters
Length as a Fundamental Dimension
Measurement of Length
Nominal Sizes versus Actual Sizes
Radians as Ratio of Two Lengths
Strain as Ratio of Two Lengths
Second Moment of Areas
Impromptu Design III
An Engineering Marvel: The New York City Water Tunnel No. 3
Time and Time-Related Parameters
Time as a Fundamental Dimension
Measurement of Time
Periods and Frequencies
Flow of Traffic
Parameters Involving Length and Time
Angular Motion
Professional Profile
Mass and Mass-Related Parameters
Mass as a Fundamental Dimension
Measurement of Mass
Density, Specific Volume, and Specific Gravity
Mass Flow Rate
Mass Moment of Inertia
Conservation of Mass
Impromptu Design IV
Force and Force-Related Parameters
What We Mean by Force
Newton's Laws in Mechanics
Pressure and Stress-Force Acting Over an Area
Modulus of Elasticity, Modulus of Rigidity, and Bulk Modulus of Compressibility
Moment, Torque-Forces Acting at a Distance
Work-Force Acting Over a Distance
Linear Impulse-Forces Acting Over Time
Impromptu Design V
An Engineering Marvel: Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck
Temperature and Temperature-Related Parameters
Temperature as a Fundamental Dimension
Measurement of Temperature and Its Units
Temperature Difference and Heat Transfer
Thermal Comfort, Metabolic Rate, and Clothing Insulation
Some Temperature-Related Materials Properties
Heating Values of Fuels
Professional Profile
Electric Current and Related Parameters
Electric Current as a Fundamental Dimension
Direct Current and Alternating Current
Electric Circuits and Components
Electric Motors
Professional Profile
Energy and Power
Work, Mechanical Energy, Thermal Energy
Conservation of Energy-First Law of Thermodynamics
Understanding What We Mean by Power
Watts and Horsepower
Student Profile
Professional Profile
Impromptu Design VI
An Engineering Marvel: Hoover Dam
Computational Engineering Tools-Using Available Software to Solve Engineering Problems
Electronic Spreadsheets
Microsoft Excel-Basic Ideas
Cells and Their Addresses
Creating Formulas in Excel
Using Excel Functions
Using Excel Logical Functions
Plotting with Excel
Matrix Computation with Excel
Curve Fitting with Excel
MATLAB-Basic Ideas
Using MATLAB Built-in Functions
Plotting with MATLAB
Importing Excel and Other Data Files into MATLAB
Matrix Computations with MATLAB
Curve Fitting with MATLAB
Symbolic Mathematics with MATLAB
Professional Profile
Engineering Graphical Communication-Conveying Information to Other Engineers, Machinists, Technicans, and Managers
Engineering Drawings and Symbols
Importance of Engineering Drawing
Orthographic Views
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Isometric View
Sectional Views
Civil, Electrical, and Electronic Drawings
Solid Modeling
Why Do We Need Engineering Symbols?
Examples of Common Symbols used in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
An Engineering Marvel: Boeing 777 Commercial Airplane
Engineering Material Selection-An Important Design Decision
Engineering Materials
Material Selection
Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermophysical Properties of Materials
Some Common Solid Engineering Materials
Some Common Fluid Materials
Professional Profile
Impromptu Design VII
An Engineering Marvel: The Jet Engine
Mathematics, Statistics, and Engineering Economics-Why are they Important?
Mathematics in Engineering
Mathematical Symbols and Greek Alphabet
Linear Models
Nonlinear Models
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Matrix Algebra
Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics in Engineering
Probability-Basic Ideas
Statistics-Basic Ideas
Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency Variation-Mean, Median, and Standard Deviation
Normal Distribution
Engineering Economics
Cash Flow Diagram
Simple and Compound Interest
Future Worth of a Present Amount
Effective Interest Rate
Present Worth of Future Amount
Present Worth of Series Payment or Annuity
Future Worth of Series Payment
Summary of Engineering Economics Analysis
Choosing the Best Alternatives-Decision Making
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