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This text introduces students to the engineering profession, discussing factors such as the importance of engineering in developing a better society, the history of technological change, the ethical problems encountered in the profession, and future challenges facing engineers. Discussions of the various fields of engineering and career possibilities are featured and sample design problems are presented to introduce students to problem-solving methodologies required of engineers. The techniques of analysis and design are emphasized through elementary problems in a variety of engineering fields. A unique focus on engineers as integral to the development of our technological society sets this book apart from others in the field. The second edition features a separate chapter on the design process, remarks from engineers, an appendix on algebraic problem solving, and coverage of models, industrial practice, and concurrent engineering.

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An introduction to the field for beginning engineering students, offering an historical perspective and information on technical careers in disciplines such as automotive, chemical, ceramic, materials, and petroleum engineering. Emphasizes the importance of social and political awareness and ethics within the field, and discusses written and oral communication, statistics, engineering design, and computer applications. This second edition includes an appendix on algebraic and trigonometric problem solving. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673993717
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/7/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Succeeding in Engineering.

Historical Perspective.

Field of Engineering.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Communication-Written and Oral.

Graphical Communication.

Statistics and Error Analysis.

Concepts of Problem Solving.

Engineering Design.

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