Introduction to Engineering Technology / Edition 6

Introduction to Engineering Technology / Edition 6

by Robert J. Pond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131115030

ISBN-13: 9780131115033

Pub. Date: 05/18/2004

Publisher: Pearson

This new edition of Introduction to Engineering Technology explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting, are explained.

Important mathematical

Overview

This new edition of Introduction to Engineering Technology explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting, are explained.

Important mathematical concepts are presented in a moderately-paced manner so they may be easily learned. In fact, this is the only introductory engineering text that presents practical, worked-out examples for the engineering calculator. The presentation is also designed to motivate the reader to acquire more sophisticated skills in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Most importantly, this popular text helps readers to understand the broad spectrum of today's technologies, preparing them for future technical courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131115033
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/18/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents


Engineering Technology as a Career     1
History of Engineering and Technology     2
The Industrial Team     6
The Career Decision     16
A Career in Engineering Technology     22
Problems     23
Selected Readings     25
Career Choices in the Engineering Technologies     26
Chemical Engineering Technician     26
Civil and Architectural Engineering Technician     29
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technician     33
Computer Engineering Technician     38
Industrial Engineering Technician     40
Mechanical Engineering Technician     44
Problems     50
Selected Readings     51
Survival Skills-Preparing for the Engineering Technologies     52
Pursuing a Technology Degree     54
Using an Engineering Library     62
Problem Solving     64
Professionalism     75
Problems     79
Selected Readings     81
The Calculator     82
Purchasing a Calculator     82
Signed Numbers and Algebraic Logic     85
Powers and Roots     92
Using Scientific Notation     94
Graphing with a Calculator-"A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words"     100
Programming a Calculator     108
Problems     110
Selected Readings     117
Measurement Systems     118
The Fundamental Units     118
Conversion of Units Within the English System     126
Conversion of Units Within the International System     131
Conversion of Units Between Systems     135
The Use of Dimensional Analysis     137
Precision of the Inch and Millimeter Scales     143
Problems     145
Selected Readings     152
Right-Triangle Trigonometry and Geometry for Technologists     153
Right-Triangle Relationships     153
Right-Triangle Applications     160
Vector Applications     166
Geometry Applications for Technologists     173
Solid Geometry for Technologists     180
Problems     184
Selected Readings     191
The Technical Laboratory     192
Performing an Experiment     194
Reducing Errors in the Laboratory     195
Data Collection and Calculating Results     201
Presenting Data-Graphing      209
Reporting     215
Problems     225
Selected Readings     230
The Personal Computer     231
Mainframe Computers Led to the PC     231
Glossary 8.1     238
The Personal Computer System     240
The Operating System     252
Application Software-A Survey     255
Notebooks, PDAs, and Future Trends     273
Glossary 8.2     276
Problems     278
Selected Readings     280
Networking, the Internet, and Industrial Automation     281
Computer Networks     281
The Internet     289
Using the Internet     300
Process Control     307
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)     312
Personal Computers (PCs)-User-Friendly     316
Distributed Control     317
Problems     321
Selected Readings     323
Your Future in Technology     324
The Evolving Computer-A Base for High Technology     326
Robotics     334
Optical Systems     339
Materials Technology     348
The Environment     356
Meeting the High-Technology Needs of the World-A Challenge     361
Problems     363
Selected Readings     365
Professional Organizations in Engineering     366
Algebraic Rules     367
Trigonometry     370
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms     373
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems     375
Index     385

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