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Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

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ISBN-10: 0534552978

ISBN-13: 9780534552978

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Jonathan Wickert

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Richly illustrated, this text reflects the author's experiences and philosophy while teaching his introductory course, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, at Carnegie Mellon University. He introduces students to the vocabulary, skills, applications, and excitement of the mechanical engineering profession. The text balances problem solving skills, communications skills, design engineering analysis, real world applications and practical technology.
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Book details

List price: $213.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, Jonathan Wickert teaches and conducts research in the areas of applied mechanics, dynamics, and mechanical vibration. As a researcher and consultant, he has worked with companies and federal agencies on a diverse range of engineering problems including computer disk drives and tape libraries; the manufacture of sheet metal, fiberglass, polymers, and industrial chemicals; automotive brakes; radial flow gas turbines; and various consumer products. Dr. Wickert received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of…    

The Mechanical Engineering Profession
Overview
What is Engineering?
Who are Mechanical Engineers?
Career Paths
Typical Program of Study
Summary
Problem-Solving Skills
Overview
Unit Systems and Conversions
Dimensional Consistency
Significant Digits
An Error of Units on the Way to Mars
Approximation in Engineering
Problem-Solving Methodology
Summary
Machine Components And Tools
Overview
Rolling Element Bearings
Flexible Shaft Couplings
Gear Types and Terminology
Belt and Chain Drives
Machine Tools
Summary
Forces In Structures And Fluids
Overview
Forces and Resultants
Moment of a Force
Equilibrium of Forces and Moments
Buoyancy, Drag, and Lift Forces in Fluids
Summary
Materials And Stresses
Overview
Tension and Compression
Response of Engineering Materials
Shear
Factor of Safety
Summary
Thermal And Energy Systems
Overview
Mechanical Energy, Work, and Power
Heat as Energy in Transit
Energy Conservation and Conversion
Heat Engines and Efficiency
Case Study #1: Internal Combustion Engines
Case Study #2: Electrical Power Generation
Case Study #3: Jet Engines
Summary
Motion Of Machinery
Overview
Rotational Motion
Speed, Torque, and Power in Gearsets
Simple and Compound Geartrains
Planetary Geartrains
Engine and Compressor Mechanisms
Summary
Mechanical Design
Overview
High-Level Design Procedure
Case Study in Conceptual Design: Mousetrap-Powered Vehicles
Case Study in Computer-Aided Design: Non-Invasive Medical Imaging
Case Study in Mechanical Design: The Hydra-Matic Transmission
Patents in Engineering
Summary
Appendices
Greek Alphabet
Review of Mathematical Equations
Planetary Geartrain Design Equation