9781881018902

Engineering Your Future : An Introduction to Engineering

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    9781881018902

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    1881018903

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Great Lakes Pr

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Table of Contents

Preface vi
The World of Engineering
The History of Engineering
1(28)
Introduction
1(1)
Getting Started
2(3)
The Beginnings of Engineering
5(6)
Traveling Through the Ages
11(4)
A Case Study of Two Historic Engineers
15(6)
The History of the Disciplines
21(8)
References
26(1)
Exercises and Activities
27(2)
Engineering Majors
29(42)
Introduction
29(4)
Engineering Functions
33(8)
Engineering Majors
41(19)
Emerging Fields
60(2)
Engineering and Technical Organizations
62(9)
References
66(1)
Exercises and Activities
67(4)
Profiles of Working Engineers
71(34)
A Statistical Profile of the
105(20)
Statistical Overview
105(1)
College Enrollment Trends
105(2)
College Majors of Recent Engineering Students
107(1)
Degrees in Engineering
108(1)
Job Placement Trends
109(2)
Salaries of Engineers
111(7)
The Diversity of the Profession
118(1)
Distribution of Engineers
119(1)
Engineering Employment
120(1)
Percent of Students Unemployed
120(1)
A Word from Employers
121(4)
Exercises and Activities
122(3)
Global and International Engineering
125(20)
Introduction
125(1)
The Evolving Global Marketplace
126(3)
International Opportunities
129(9)
Preparing for a Global Career
138(7)
Exercises and Activities
143(2)
Future Challenges
145(18)
Expanding World Population
145(2)
Pollution
147(5)
Energy
152(3)
Transportation
155(1)
Infrastructure
156(1)
Aerospace
157(2)
Competitiveness and Productivity
159(4)
Exercises and Activities
161(2)
Studying Engineering
Succeeding in the Classroom
163(34)
Introduction
163(1)
Attitude
164(2)
Goals
166(2)
Keys to Effectiveness
168(4)
Test-taking
172(2)
Making the Most of Your Professors
174(2)
Learning Styles
176(4)
Well-Rounded Equals Effective
180(3)
Your Effective Use of Time
183(5)
Accountability
188(1)
Overcoming Challenges
189(8)
References
191(1)
Exercises and Activities
191(6)
Problem Solving
197(36)
Introduction
197(1)
Analytic and Creative Problem Solving
198(2)
Analytic Problem Solving
200(7)
Creative Problem Solving
207(7)
Personal Problem Solving Styles
214(5)
Brainstorming Strategies
219(4)
Critical Thinking
223(10)
Exercises and Activities
226(7)
Visualization and Graphics
233(58)
Why Study Visualization and Graphics?
233(1)
Visualization
234(8)
Sketching Technique
242(7)
Visualizing 3-Dimensional Space
249(6)
Geometric Transformations
255(2)
Measurement Scales
257(5)
Graphical Communication
262(6)
Oblique Pictorials
268(4)
Orthographic Multiview Sketches
272(6)
Isometric Pictorials
278(4)
Chapter Summary
282(9)
References
282(1)
Project Cut-out Page
283(2)
Exercises
285(6)
Computer Tools
291(30)
Introduction
291(1)
The Internet
292(6)
Word Processing Programs
298(2)
Spreadsheets
300(3)
Mathematics Software
303(7)
Presentation Software
310(1)
Operating Systems
311(1)
Programming Languages
311(2)
Advanced Engineering Packages
313(8)
References
317(1)
Exercises and Activities
318(3)
Teamwork Skills
321(18)
Introduction
321(5)
What Makes a Successful Team?
326(1)
Growth Stages of a Team
327(2)
Team Leadership
329(1)
How Effective Teams Work
330(2)
The Character of a Leader
332(2)
Team Grading
334(5)
References
336(1)
Exercises and Activities
337(2)
Engineering Design
339(30)
What is .i. Engineering Design
339(1)
The Design Process
340(9)
A Case Study
349(20)
Exercises and Activities
366(3)
Technical Communication
369(28)
Introduction
369(1)
Communication
369(1)
Why Do We Communicate?
370(1)
The Audience
371(1)
The Power of Language
372(3)
Technical Communication
375(1)
Grammar
375(7)
Formats
382(1)
Formal Reports
383(5)
Other Types of Communication
388(6)
Relevant Readings
394(3)
Exercises and Activities
395(2)
The Ethics of Engineering
397(28)
Introduction
397(1)
The Nature of Ethics
398(4)
The Nature of Engineering Ethics
402(4)
The Issues and Topics
406(12)
Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues
418(7)
Exercises
421(4)
The Fundamentals of Engineering
Units
425(16)
History
425(2)
The SI System of Units
427(2)
Derived Units
429(3)
Prefixes
432(2)
Numerals
434(1)
Conversions
435(6)
References
437(1)
Exercises
437(4)
Mathematics Review
441(32)
Algebra
441(3)
Trigonometry
444(3)
Geometry
447(4)
Complex Numbers
451(2)
Linear Algebra
453(5)
Calculus
458(15)
Exercises
466(7)
Engineering Fundamentals
473(48)
Statics
473(7)
Dynamics
480(9)
Thermodynamics
489(11)
Electrical Circuits
500(8)
Engineering Economics
508(13)
The Engineer on Campus
The Campus Experience
521(12)
Orienting Yourself to Your Campus
521(1)
Exploring
521(1)
Determining and Planning Your Major
522(1)
Get into the Habit of Asking Questions
522(1)
The `People Issue'
523(1)
Searching for Campus Resources
524(1)
Other Important Issues
525(5)
Final Thoughts
530(3)
Exercises and Activities
530(3)
Financial Aid
533(18)
Introduction
533(1)
Parental Assistance
534(1)
Is Financial Assistance For You?
535(8)
Scholarships
543(1)
Loans
543(1)
Work-Study
544(4)
Scams
548(2)
The Road Ahead Awaits
550(1)
Exercises and Activities
550(1)
Engineering Work Experience
551(14)
A Job and Experience
551(2)
Summer Jobs
553(1)
Volunteer
553(1)
Supervised Independent Study
554(1)
Internships
554(2)
Cooperative Education
556(5)
Which Is Best for You?
561(4)
Exercises and Activities
561(4)
Connections: Liberal Arts and Engineering
565(32)
What Are ``Connections''?
565(1)
Why Study Liberal Arts?
566(31)
Exercises and Activities
570(27)
Appendix A: CADKEY97 Tutorial 597(28)
A.1 Lesson 1: Survival Skills
597(7)
A.2 Lesson 2: 2-D Geometric Construction
604(6)
A.3 Lesson 3: Creating 3-D Wireframe Models
610(6)
A.4 Lesson 4: Drawing Layout
616(9)
Appendix B: An Introduction to MATLAB 625
B.1 Introduction
625(1)
B.2 MATLAB Environment
626(4)
B.3 Symbolic Manipulations
630(1)
B.4 Saving and Loading Files
630(1)
B.5 Vectors
631(2)
B.6 Matrices
633(3)
B.7 Simultaneous Equations
636(1)
B.9 Plotting
637(4)
B.10 Programming
641
Exercises
643
Index 571

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