An Introduction to Engineering and Design
- Robert Balmer, Retired, Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA
- William Keat, Associate Professor, Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA
- George Wise, Deputy Director, Dudley Observatory, Schenectady, NY, USA
- Philip Kosky, G.E. Distinguished Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA
Engineers solve problems, and work on emerging challenges in a wide range of areas important to improving quality of life; areas like sustainable energy, access to clean water, and improved communications and health care technologies. Kosky et. al. explore the world of engineering by introducing the reader to what engineers do, the fundamental principles that form the basis of their work, and how they apply that knowledge within a structured design process. The three part organization of the text reinforces these areas, making this an ideal introduction for anyone interested in exploring the various fields of engineering and learning how engineers work to solve problems.
* Freshman undergraduate students entering 4-year engineering programs, including those with declared or intended majors in all engineering areas such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial, and civil engineering * Freshman undergraduate students who are taking an Introduction to Engineering Course either as a requirement for a technical degree or as an elective for science and technology requirements for other degree programs in liberal arts, business, life sciences, and so forth