Exploring Engineering

3rd Edition

An Introduction to Engineering and Design

Print ISBN: 9780124158917
eBook ISBN: 9780124159808
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th July 2012
Page Count: 486
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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. 

Table of Contents




PART 1: Lead-On

Chapter 1. What Engineers Do

1.1 Introduction

1.2 What is engineering?

1.3 What do engineers do?

1.4 Where Do Engineers Work?

1.5 What is engineering technology?

1.6 What makes a “good” engineer?

1.7 What This Book Covers

1.8 Personal and Professional Ethics

1.9 What Are Professional Ethics?

1.10 Engineering Ethics Decision Matrix

1.11 What SHOULD YOU expect from this book?


Final Thoughts15

Chapter 2. Elements of Engineering Analysis

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The SI Unit System

2.3 Significant Figures

2.4 The “Need-Know-How-Solve” Method

2.5 Spreadsheet Analysis


Chapter 3. Force and Motion

3.1 Introduction

3.2 What is a force?

3.3 Newton’s first law

3.4 Newton’s Second Law

3.5 Newton’s Third Law

3.6 Free-Body Diagrams

3.7 What Is Kinematics?

3.8 Kinematics of Highway On-Ramps

3.9 The equations of one-dimensional kinematics


Chapter 4. Energy Conversion

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Energy is the Capability to Do Work

4.3 Kinds of Energy

4.4 Energy Conversion

4.5 Conservation of energy


Chapter 5. Engineering Economics

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Why is economics important?

5.3 The Cost of Money

5.4 When Is an Investment Worth It?


PART 2: Minds-On

Chapter 6. Chemical Engineering

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Chemical energy conversion

6.3 Atoms, molecules, and chemical reactions

6.4 The mol and the kmol

6.5 Stoichiometry

6.6 The Heating Value of Hydrocarbon Fuels

6.7 Chemical Engineering: How Do You Make Chemical Fuel


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