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From "Abram's Law" to "Muskhelishvii's method," from "prill" to "Zener breakdown," and every engineering term imaginable that falls in between -- this reference covers it all. There are more than 18,000 easy-to-understand definitions that relate to engineering and science. Yet, they are very specific and provide an explanation that puts the reader in the know.
The coverage in this second edition of the book is focused on building construction, chemical engineering, civil engineering, control systems, design engineering, electricity and electronics, engineering acoustics, industrial engineering, mechanics and mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and thermodynamics. For example, the book starts with an engineering term and then gives the engineering field to which the term applies. For instance, "Zener breakdown" belongs to electrical engineering; "prill" is a chemical engineering term; "Muskhelishvii's method" belongs to mechanical engineering; and "Abram's Law" relates to civil engineering. This is helpful when one encounters an unfamiliar term. Naturally, there is a pronunciation table; an appendix that contains conversion tables; and specific data relating to math, science and engineering. Finally, many new entries have been added since the previous edition, and other entries have been revised as necessary.
This is an outstanding reference book for anyone who must understand engineering terminology, whether as a student, professional, investor, or interested amateur. It is also a valuable tool for anyone who needs to communicate with others about engineering. John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.