Electricial Engineering and the Science of Circuits

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
For most of us, electricity is part of our everyday world. In this edition of the "Engineering Action" series, Bow writes, "Electrical engineers are involved with all aspects of electricity. They know how to make electricity, how to bring it to where it is needed, how to store it, and how to make it work for us." Bow first explains the history of working with electricity, from lightning bolts, to magnetism, to creating batteries, and current. He does this clearly, but there are hundreds of other books that explain electricity. What Bow and this series do that is unique is tie the physics of electro-magnetic waves to the career of electrical engineering. Bow looks at electrical engineer's jobs and how they approach them, highlighting great problem solvers, both current and past. Each of these books defines an engineer's job as solving a problem. The eight steps used are different but parallel to the scientific process. The steps are: identify the problem, identify constraints, brainstorm possible solutions, select a design, build a model/prototype, test and evaluate model, redesign, share the solution. A design challenge at the end asks the readers to implement these steps and create a telegraph. Each double-page spread has an overall description, as well as smaller sidebars and bright pictures. The book's back matter includes more resources, glossary, and index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778774976
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Series: Engineering in Action Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 989,988
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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