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Author Moaveni, Saeed.

Title Engineering fundamentals : an introduction to engineering / Saeed Moaveni.

Published Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole-Thomson Learning, [2002]
©2002

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 UniM Store Engin  620 MOAV    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents 1 Study Habits of Successful Engineering Students 1 -- 1.1 Making the Transition from High School to College 2 -- 1.2 Budgeting Your Time 2 -- 1.3 Daily Studying and Preparation 5 -- 1.4 Getting Involved with an Engineering Organization 10 -- 2 Introduction to Engineering 13 -- 2.1 Engineering Work is All Around You 14 -- 2.2 Engineering As A Profession and Common Traits of Good Engineers 17 -- 2.3 Engineering Disciplines and Engineering Organizations 20 -- 3 Engineering Problem Solving and Presentation 29 -- 3.1 Engineering Problems and Fundamental Dimensions 30 -- 3.2 Engineering Components and Systems 39 -- 3.3 Physical Laws and Observations in Engineering 41 -- 3.4 Basic Steps Involved in the Solution of Engineering Problems 44 -- 3.5 Communication Skills and Presentation of Engineering Work 45 -- 4 Length and Length-Related Engineering Parameters 55 -- 4.1 Length As a Fundamental Dimension 56 -- 4.2 Measurement of Length 60 -- 4.3 Nominal Sizes Versus Actual Sizes 63 -- 4.4 Radians As a Ratio of Two Lengths 66 -- 4.5 Strain As a Ratio of Two Lengths 66 -- 4.6 Area 66 -- 4.8 Second Moments of Areas 80 -- An Engineering Marvel: The New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 90 -- 5 Time and Time-Related Engineering Parameters 96 -- 5.1 Time As a Fundamental Dimension 97 -- 5.2 Measurement of Time 99 -- 5.3 Periods and Frequencies 102 -- 5.4 Flow of Traffic 104 -- 5.5 Parameters Involving Length and Time 106 -- 5.6 Angular Motion 112 -- 6 Mass and Mass-Related Engineering Parameters 117 -- 6.1 Mass As a Fundamental Dimension 118 -- 6.2 Measurement of Mass 121 -- 6.3 Density, Specific Volume, Specific Gravity 121 -- 6.4 Mass Flow Rate 123 -- 6.5 Mass Moment of Inertia 124 -- 6.6 Momentum 126 -- 6.7 Conservation of Mass 127 -- 6.8 Statistical Measures of Central Tendency and Variation 130 -- 7 Force and Force-Related Parameters 136 -- 7.1 What We Mean by Force 137 -- 7.2 Newton's Laws in Mechanics 141 -- 7.3 Pressure and Stress--Force Acting Over an Area 144 -- 7.4 Modulus of Elasticity, Modulus of Rigidity, Bulk Modulus of Compressibility 156 -- 7.5 Moment, Torque--Force Acting at a Distance 164 -- 7.6 Work--Force Acting Over a Distance 167 -- 7.7 Linear Impulse--Force Acting Over Time 169 -- An Engineering Marvel: Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck 176 -- 8 Temperature and Temperature-Related Parameters 180 -- 8.1 Temperature As a Fundamental Dimension 181 -- 8.2 Measurement of Temperature and Its Si Units 184 -- 8.3 Temperature Difference and Heat Transfer 190 -- 8.4 Thermal Comfort, Metabolic Rate, and Clothing Insulation 203 -- 8.5 Some Temperature-Related Material Properties 205 -- 8.6 Heating Values of Fuels 209 -- 9 Electricity 215 -- 9.1 Electric Current As a Fundamental Dimension 216 -- 9.2 Voltage 217 -- 9.3 Direct Current and Alternating Current 219 -- 9.4 Electric Circuits and Components 223 -- 9.5 Electric Motors 229 -- 10 Energy and Power 235 -- 10.1 Work, Mechanical Energy, Thermal Energy 236 -- 10.2 Conservation of Energy--First Law of Thermodynamics 242 -- 10.3 Understanding What We Mean by Power 244 -- 10.4 Watts and Horsepower 245 -- 10.5 Efficiency 248 -- An Engineering Marvel: Hoover Dam 257 -- 11 Some Common Engineering Materials 260 -- 11.1 Material Selection 261 -- 11.2 Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermophysical Properties of Materials 263 -- 11.3 Some Common Solid Engineering Materials 269 -- 11.4 Some Common Fluid Materials 279 -- 12 Engineering Standards and Codes 285 -- 12.1 Why do We Need Standards and Codes? 286 -- 12.2 Examples of Standards and Codes Organizations in the United States 288 -- 12.3 Examples of International Standards and Codes 290 -- 12.4 Specific Examples of Standards and Codes in Use in the United States 292 -- 12.5 Drinking Water Standards in the United States 292 -- 12.6 Outdoor Air Quality Standards in the United States 296 -- 12.7 Indoor Air Quality Standards in the United States 297 -- 13 Engineering Symbols and Abbreviations 302 -- 13.1 Why do We Need Engineering Symbols? 303 -- 13.2 Examples of Common Symbols Used in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering 304 -- 13.3 Examples of Math Symbols 307 -- 13.4 Greek Alphabet and Roman Numerals 307 -- 14 Electronic Spreadsheets 311 -- 14.1 Microsoft Excel--Basic Ideas 312 -- 14.2 Cells and Their Addresses 313 -- 14.3 Creating Formulas in Excel 315 -- 14.4 Using Excel Functions 323 -- 14.5 Using Excel Logical Functions 326 -- 14.6 Plotting with Excel 328 -- 15 Engineering Drawings 339 -- 15.1 Importance of Engineering Drawing 340 -- 15.2 Orthographic Views 341 -- 15.3 Dimensioning and Tolerancing 344 -- 15.4 Isometric View 346 -- 15.5 Sectional Views 349 -- 15.6 Solid Modeling 352 -- An Enginering Marvel: Boeing 777 Commercial Airplane 363 -- 16 Introduction to Engineering Design 368 -- 16.1 Engineering Design Process 369 -- 16.2 Engineering Economics 376 -- 16.3 Engineering Ethics 393 -- Engineering Ethics: A Case Study from NSPE 403.
Subject Engineering.
ISBN 0534381162 (paperback: acid-free)