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) | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Impromptu Design I | |

Preparing for an Engineering Career | |

Making the Transition from High School to College | |

Budgeting Your Time | |

Daily Studying and Preparation | |

Getting Involved with an Engineering Organization | |

Your Graduation Plan | |

Other Considerations | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Introduction to Engineering Design | |

Engineering Design Process | |

Sustainability in Design | |

Engineering Economics | |

Material Selection | |

Teamwork | |

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 | |

Professional Profile | |

Design Cases | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Impromptu Design II | |

Engineering Communication | |

Communication Skills and Presentation of Engineering Work | |

Basic Steps Involved in the Solution of Engineering Problems | |

Human Presentation | |

Progress Report, Executive Summary, and Short Memos | |

Detailed Technical Report | |

Oral Communication and Presentation | |

Engineering Graphical Communication | |

Professional Profile | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Engineering Ethics | |

Engineering Ethics | |

The Code of Ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers | |

Code of Ethics for Engineers | |

Engineer's Creed | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Engineering Ethics: A Case Study From NSPE | |

Engineering Fundamentals - Concepts Every Engineer Should Know | |

Fundamental Dimensions and Units | |

Engineering Problems and Fundamental Dimensions | |

System of Units | |

Unit Conversion | |

Dimensional Homogeneity | |

Numerical versus Symbolic Solutions | |

Significant Digits (Figures) | |

Engineering Components and Systems | |

Physical Laws and Observations in Engineering | |

Learning Engineering Fundamental Concepts and Design Variables from Fundamental | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Length and Length-Related Parameters | |

Length as a Fundamental Dimension | |

Measurement of Length | |

Nominal Sizes versus Actual Sizes | |

Radians as a Ratio of Two Lengths | |

Strain as a Ratio of Two Lengths | |

Area | |

Volume | |

Second Moments of Areas | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

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 | |

Engineering Parameters Involving Length and Time | |

Angular Motion | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

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 | |

Momentum | |

Conservation of Mass | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Impromptu Design IV | |

Force and Force-Related Parameters | |

What We Mean By Force | |

Newton's Laws in Mechanics | |

Moment, Torque--Force Acting at a Distance | |

Work--Force Acting Over a Distance | |

Pressure and Stress--Force Acting Over an Area | |

Modulus of Elasticity, Modulus of Rigidity, and Bulk Modulus of Compressibility | |

Linear Impulse--Force Acting Over Time | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Impromptu Design V | |

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 Material Properties | |

Heating Values of Fuels | |

Degree-Days and Energy Estimation | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Electric Current and Related Parameters | |

Electric Current as a Fundamental Dimension | |

Voltage | |

Direct Current and Alternating Current | |

Electrical Circuits and Components | |

Electric Motors | |

Lighting Systems | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Energy and Power | |

Work, Mechanical Energy, Thermal Energy | |

Conservation of Energy--First Law of Thermodynamics | |

Understanding What We Mean by Power | |

Watts and Horsepower | |

Efficiency | |

Energy Sources, Generation, Consumption | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Impromptu Design VI | |

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 | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

MATLAB | |

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 | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Engineering Graphical Communication - Conveying Information to Other Engeineers, Machinists, Technicians, 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 in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering | |

Professional Profile | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

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 | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

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 | |

Calculus | |

Differential Equations | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Probability and Statistics in Engineering | |

Probability--Basic Ideas | |

Statistics--Basic Ideas | |

Frequency Distributions | |

Measures of Central Tendency and Variation--Mean, Median, and Standard Deviation | |

Normal Distribution | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

Engineering Economics | |

Cash Flow Diagrams | |

Simple and Compound Interest | |

Future Worth of a Present Amount | |

Effective Interest Rate | |

Present Worth of a Future Amount | |

Present Worth of Series Payment or Annuity | |

Future Worth of Series Payment | |

Summary of Engineering Economics Analysis | |

Choosing the Best Alternative--Decision Making | |

Excel Financial Functions | |

Summary | |

Problems | |

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