Principles of Engineering available in Hardcover
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help readers better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained throughout using full-color photographs and illustrations. Appropriate for high school students, the mathematics covered includes algebra and trigonometry. Strong pedagogical features to aid comprehension include: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test the reader's knowledge of information presented in the chapter, along with a hands-on challenge or exercise that compliments the content and lends itself to exploration. Key vocabulary terms are highlighted throughout the book and emphasized in margin definitions.
About the Author
Brett Handley is a Technology Education teacher at Wheatland-Chili Middle School/High School, a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) school, where he teaches the PLTW middle school Gateway To Technology program and the following PLTW high school Pathway To Engineering classes: IED/DDP, CIM, and POE. He is a former PLTW Associate Director of Curriculum, has served as an IED and POE Master Teacher, and authored several IED, CIM and POE end-of-course exams. Mr. Handley also served as a reviewer of the ENGINEERING DESIGN: AN INTRODUCTION textbook. Mr. Handley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Technology Education from the State University of New York College at Oswego, and a Master of Science Degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Engineering Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Brockport Central High School
David M. Marshall is a Technology Education teacher at West Irondequoit Central School District; one of the first Project Lead The Way school districts in the US. Mr. Marshall teaches the PLTW middle school Gateway To Technology program and the following PLTW high school Pathway To Engineering classes: IED/DDP, DE, and POE. He has served as a POE Master Teacher since 1996, has authored several POE end-of-course exams, and has written curriculum materials for the POE, DE, and CIM courses. Mr. Marshall has a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Technology Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education from the State University of New York College at Oswego.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. 1. Overview and History of Engineering. 2. Design Tools. 3. The Mechanical Advantage. 4. Mechanisms. 5. Energy. 6. Electrical Systems. 7. Fluid Power Systems. 8. Control Systems. 9. Materials. 10. Material Properties. 11. Manufacturing Processes and Product Life Cycle. 12. Statics. 13. Kinematics and Trajectory Motion. 14. Introduction to Measurement, Statistics, and Quality. Glossary. Index