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AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING introduces students to the ever-emerging field of mechanical engineering, giving an appreciation for how engineers design the hardware that builds and improves societies all around the world. Intended for students in their first or second year of a typical college or university program in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, the text balances the treatments of technical problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, and modern technology.

Table of Contents

Preface to the SI Editionp. xii
Student's Prefacep. xiii
Instructor's Prefacep. xv
About the Authorsp. xxiii
The Mechanical Engineering Professionp. 1
Overviewp. 1
The Elements of Mechanical Engineeringp. 1
What Is Engineering?p. 4
Who Are Mechanical Engineers?p. 10
Mechanical Engineering's Top Ten Achievementsp. 12
Career Pathsp. 22
Typical Program of Studyp. 24
Summaryp. 28
Self-Study and Reviewp. 28
Problemsp. 29
Referencesp. 31
Mechanical Designp. 33
Overviewp. 33
The Design Processp. 37
Requirements Developmentp. 41
Conceptual Designp. 42
Detailed Designp. 43
Productionp. 47
Manufacturing Processesp. 50
Case Study in Conceptual Design: Mousetrap-Powered Vehiclesp. 57
First Concept: String and Lever Armp. 58
Second Concept: Compound Geartrainp. 59
Third Concept: Sector-Shaped Gearp. 61
Case Study in Urban Power Infrastructuresp. 62
Requirements Developmentp. 62
Conceptual Designp. 63
Detailed Designp. 65
Case Study in Computer-Aided Design: Noninvasive Medical Imagingp. 66
Summaryp. 70
Self-Study and Reviewp. 71
Problemsp. 72
Referencesp. 76
Technical Problem-Solving And Communication Skillsp. 77
Overviewp. 77
General Technical Problem-Solving Approachp. 82
Unit Systems and Conversionsp. 84
Base and Derived Unitsp. 84
International System of Unitsp. 84
United States Customary System of Unitsp. 88
Converting Between the SI and USCSp. 91
Significant Digitsp. 96
Dimensional Consistencyp. 98
Estimation in Engineeringp. 106
Communication Skills in Engineeringp. 111
Written Communicationp. 112
Graphical Communicationp. 114
Technical Presentationsp. 114
Summaryp. 119
Self-Study and Reviewp. 119
Problemsp. 120
Referencesp. 127
Forces in Structures and Machinesp. 128
Overviewp. 128
Forces in Rectangular and Polar Formsp. 130
Rectangular Componentsp. 131
Polar Componentsp. 132
Resultant of Several Forcesp. 133
Vector Algebra Methodp. 134
Vector Polygon Methodp. 135
Moment of a Forcep. 139
Perpendicular Lever Arm Methodp. 139
Moment Components Methodp. 141
Equilibrium of Forces and Momentsp. 146
Particles and Rigid Bodiesp. 146
Free Body Diagramsp. 148
Design Application: Rolling-Element Bearingsp. 156
Summaryp. 164
Self-Study and Reviewp. 165
Problemsp. 166
Referencesp. 180
Materials and Stressesp. 181
Overviewp. 181
Tension and Compressionp. 183
Material Responsep. 190
Shearp. 201
Engineering Materialsp. 206
Metals and Their Alloysp. 207
Ceramicsp. 208
Polymersp. 209
Composite Materialsp. 210
Factor of Safetyp. 214
Summaryp. 218
Self-Study and Reviewp. 220
Problemsp. 221
Referencesp. 232
Fluids Engineeringp. 233
Overviewp. 233
Properties of Fluidsp. 235
Pressure and Buoyancy Forcep. 243
Laminar and Turbulent Fluid Flowsp. 249
Fluid Flow in Pipesp. 253
Drag Forcep. 260
Lift Forcep. 269
Summaryp. 275
Self-Study and Reviewp. 276
Problemsp. 277
Referencesp. 284
Thermal and Energy Systemsp. 285
Overviewp. 285
Mechanical Energy, Work, and Powerp. 287
Gravitational Potential Energyp. 287
Elastic Potential Energyp. 288
Kinetic Energyp. 288
Work of a Forcep. 289
Powerp. 289
Heat as Energy in Transitp. 293
Heating Valuep. 293
Specific Heatp. 295
Transfer of Heatp. 297
Energy Conservation and Conversionp. 305
Heat Engines and Efficiencyp. 311
Case Study 1: Internal-Combustion Enginesp. 316
Four-Stroke Engine Cyclep. 318
Two-Stroke Engine Cyclep. 321
Case Study 2: Electrical Power Generationp. 323
Case Study 3: Jet Enginesp. 332
Summaryp. 335
Self-Study and Reviewp. 336
Problems 337 Referencesp. 343
Motion and Power Transmissionp. 344
Overviewp. 344
Rotational Motionp. 346
Angular Velocityp. 346
Rotational Work and Powerp. 348
Design Application: Gearsp. 352
Spur Gearsp. 353
Rack and Pinionp. 357
Bevel Gearsp. 357
Helical Gearsp. 357
Worm Gearsetsp. 360
Speed, Torque, and Power in Gearsetsp. 362
Speedp. 363
Torquep. 364
Powerp. 365
Simple and Compound Geartrainsp. 366
Simple Geartrainp. 366
Compound Geartrainp. 367
Design Application: Belt and Chain Drivesp. 373
Planetary Geartrainsp. 379
Summaryp. 387
Self-Study and Reviewp. 389
Problemsp. 389
Referencesp. 400
Greek Alphabetp. 401
Trigonometry Reviewp. 402
Degrees and Radiansp. 402
Right Trianglesp. 402
Identitiesp. 403
Oblique Trianglesp. 404
Indexp. 405
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