9780534391324

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

  • ISBN 13:

    9780534391324

  • ISBN 10:

    053439132X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/06/2003
  • Publisher: CL Engineering
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Summary

This textbook introduces students to the exciting field of mechanical engineering and helps them appreciate how engineers design the hardware that builds and improves society. Balancing problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, real-world applications, and practical technology, author Jonathan Wickert provides students with a solid foundation for future study and contributions in mechanical engineering. By emphasizing six key elements of mechanical engineering in Chapters 3 through 8, Wickert helps students see both the "forest" of mechanical engineering and some important "trees" along the way. Overall, the lively presentation attracts students to engineering, excites them with a view of what to expect in later courses, and provides them with a useful design, problem-solving, and analysis skills.

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