Preface to the SI Edition | p. xii |

Student's Preface | p. xiii |

Instructor's Preface | p. xv |

About the Authors | p. xxiii |

The Mechanical Engineering Profession | p. 1 |

Overview | p. 1 |

The Elements of Mechanical Engineering | p. 1 |

What Is Engineering? | p. 4 |

Who Are Mechanical Engineers? | p. 10 |

Mechanical Engineering's Top Ten Achievements | p. 12 |

Career Paths | p. 22 |

Typical Program of Study | p. 24 |

Summary | p. 28 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 28 |

Problems | p. 29 |

References | p. 31 |

Mechanical Design | p. 33 |

Overview | p. 33 |

The Design Process | p. 37 |

Requirements Development | p. 41 |

Conceptual Design | p. 42 |

Detailed Design | p. 43 |

Production | p. 47 |

Manufacturing Processes | p. 50 |

Case Study in Conceptual Design: Mousetrap-Powered Vehicles | p. 57 |

First Concept: String and Lever Arm | p. 58 |

Second Concept: Compound Geartrain | p. 59 |

Third Concept: Sector-Shaped Gear | p. 61 |

Case Study in Urban Power Infrastructures | p. 62 |

Requirements Development | p. 62 |

Conceptual Design | p. 63 |

Detailed Design | p. 65 |

Case Study in Computer-Aided Design: Noninvasive Medical Imaging | p. 66 |

Summary | p. 70 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 71 |

Problems | p. 72 |

References | p. 76 |

Technical Problem-Solving And Communication Skills | p. 77 |

Overview | p. 77 |

General Technical Problem-Solving Approach | p. 82 |

Unit Systems and Conversions | p. 84 |

Base and Derived Units | p. 84 |

International System of Units | p. 84 |

United States Customary System of Units | p. 88 |

Converting Between the SI and USCS | p. 91 |

Significant Digits | p. 96 |

Dimensional Consistency | p. 98 |

Estimation in Engineering | p. 106 |

Communication Skills in Engineering | p. 111 |

Written Communication | p. 112 |

Graphical Communication | p. 114 |

Technical Presentations | p. 114 |

Summary | p. 119 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 119 |

Problems | p. 120 |

References | p. 127 |

Forces in Structures and Machines | p. 128 |

Overview | p. 128 |

Forces in Rectangular and Polar Forms | p. 130 |

Rectangular Components | p. 131 |

Polar Components | p. 132 |

Resultant of Several Forces | p. 133 |

Vector Algebra Method | p. 134 |

Vector Polygon Method | p. 135 |

Moment of a Force | p. 139 |

Perpendicular Lever Arm Method | p. 139 |

Moment Components Method | p. 141 |

Equilibrium of Forces and Moments | p. 146 |

Particles and Rigid Bodies | p. 146 |

Free Body Diagrams | p. 148 |

Design Application: Rolling-Element Bearings | p. 156 |

Summary | p. 164 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 165 |

Problems | p. 166 |

References | p. 180 |

Materials and Stresses | p. 181 |

Overview | p. 181 |

Tension and Compression | p. 183 |

Material Response | p. 190 |

Shear | p. 201 |

Engineering Materials | p. 206 |

Metals and Their Alloys | p. 207 |

Ceramics | p. 208 |

Polymers | p. 209 |

Composite Materials | p. 210 |

Factor of Safety | p. 214 |

Summary | p. 218 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 220 |

Problems | p. 221 |

References | p. 232 |

Fluids Engineering | p. 233 |

Overview | p. 233 |

Properties of Fluids | p. 235 |

Pressure and Buoyancy Force | p. 243 |

Laminar and Turbulent Fluid Flows | p. 249 |

Fluid Flow in Pipes | p. 253 |

Drag Force | p. 260 |

Lift Force | p. 269 |

Summary | p. 275 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 276 |

Problems | p. 277 |

References | p. 284 |

Thermal and Energy Systems | p. 285 |

Overview | p. 285 |

Mechanical Energy, Work, and Power | p. 287 |

Gravitational Potential Energy | p. 287 |

Elastic Potential Energy | p. 288 |

Kinetic Energy | p. 288 |

Work of a Force | p. 289 |

Power | p. 289 |

Heat as Energy in Transit | p. 293 |

Heating Value | p. 293 |

Specific Heat | p. 295 |

Transfer of Heat | p. 297 |

Energy Conservation and Conversion | p. 305 |

Heat Engines and Efficiency | p. 311 |

Case Study 1: Internal-Combustion Engines | p. 316 |

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle | p. 318 |

Two-Stroke Engine Cycle | p. 321 |

Case Study 2: Electrical Power Generation | p. 323 |

Case Study 3: Jet Engines | p. 332 |

Summary | p. 335 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 336 |

Problems 337 References | p. 343 |

Motion and Power Transmission | p. 344 |

Overview | p. 344 |

Rotational Motion | p. 346 |

Angular Velocity | p. 346 |

Rotational Work and Power | p. 348 |

Design Application: Gears | p. 352 |

Spur Gears | p. 353 |

Rack and Pinion | p. 357 |

Bevel Gears | p. 357 |

Helical Gears | p. 357 |

Worm Gearsets | p. 360 |

Speed, Torque, and Power in Gearsets | p. 362 |

Speed | p. 363 |

Torque | p. 364 |

Power | p. 365 |

Simple and Compound Geartrains | p. 366 |

Simple Geartrain | p. 366 |

Compound Geartrain | p. 367 |

Design Application: Belt and Chain Drives | p. 373 |

Planetary Geartrains | p. 379 |

Summary | p. 387 |

Self-Study and Review | p. 389 |

Problems | p. 389 |

References | p. 400 |

Greek Alphabet | p. 401 |

Trigonometry Review | p. 402 |

Degrees and Radians | p. 402 |

Right Triangles | p. 402 |

Identities | p. 403 |

Oblique Triangles | p. 404 |

Index | p. 405 |

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