Engineering Design: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

ENGINEERING DESIGN: AN INTRODUCTION, Second Edition, features an innovative instructional approach emphasizing projects and exploration as learning tools. This engaging book provides an overview of the basic engineering principles that shape our modern world, covering key concepts within a flexible, two-part format. Part I describes the process of engineering and technology product design, while Part II helps develop specific skill sets needed to understand and participate in the process. Opportunities to experiment and learn abound, with projects ranging from technical drawing to designing electrical systems—and more. With a strong emphasis on project-based learning, the book is an ideal resource for anyone interested in preparing for success in an engineering career.

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Editorial Reviews

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This text will be a great supporting document that will enhance the IED curriculum and reduce the time I spend preparing documents as handouts for my classes. At this point I use no less than 25 to 30 books for daily resource materials. This should significantly reduce the number of text that I will need in my room.This book is the first book that actually fits in my class. I use many, many books to teach IED and this book will save me massive time and energy in preparing for my classes. I can't wait to get this book!—Curt Reichwein, IED Master Teacher, North Penn High School, PA

The textbook is good for an introductory design and engineering course at the high school and community college level. The text will be a wonderful addition to the design community and I look forward to seeing it.—Aaron Clark, North Carolina State University

It will probably become a staple in the classroom in the form as a reference text. —Tom Singer, Affiliate Professor, Sinclair Community College, OH

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111645823
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 683,710
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Karsnitz, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Technological Studies in the College of New Jersey's School of Engineering, where he coordinates the Professional Studies and Technological Design strand. His teaching emphasizes multimedia, architectural, and civil engineering design, as well as technology education, while his primary research interests include technological literacy in general education, pre-engineering, and STEM education. In addition to authoring several textbooks and presenting at many state and regional conferences, Dr. Karsnitz is an active member of several professional organizations. His current affiliations include the International Technology Education Association (ITEA), the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE), the New Jersey Technology Education Association (NJTEA), and the New Jersey Engineering Education Council (NJEEC). Dr. Karsnitz earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Millersville University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

John Hutchinson is an emeritus professor in the Department of Technological Studies at The College of New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and has authored books on Design and Problem Solving in Technology and Designing with Pro/DESKTOP. Dr. Hutchinson taught at the high school, community college, and college level for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Dr. Hutchinson worked closely with colleagues from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries in design and technology curriculum development.

Following a successful career in electrical engineering, in 2006 Stephen O'Brien, Ph.D., joined the faculty of The College of New Jersey, where he is an associate professor of technological studies in the School of Engineering. He also coordinates the Electrical Engineering Design strand and is director of the college's Center for Excellence in STEM Education. His teaching focuses on engineering math, analog circuits, digital electronics, robotics and controls, and advanced engineering design. Dr. O'Brien's scholarly work includes over 40 publications and 13 patents, primarily in the field of optoelectronic devices, as well as frequent presentations at national professional conferences. His research interests include the efficacy of STEM training and education, as well as interdisciplinary work combining humanities, engineering, and technology. He earned a B.S. in math and physics from Western Washington University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS. Technology: The Human-Designed World. The Process of Design. 3. Development the Design Team. Generating and Developing Ideas. Drawing to Develop Design Ideas. Reverse Engineering. Investigating and Researching for Design Development. Technical Drawing. Testing and Evaluating.. Manufacturing.. PART II: RESOURCES FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN. Designing Structural Systems. Designing Mechanical Systems. Designing Electrical Systems. Designing Pneumatic Systems. Human Factors in Design and Engineering. 16. Math and Science Applications. 17. Design Style. 18. Graphics and Presentation. Glossary. Index.

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