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Engineering: An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology (100 Ponderables)

ISBN-10: 0985323094
ISBN-13: 9780985323097
Publisher: Shelter Harbor Press
Author(s): Tom Jackson (Editor)
Publication Date: 2016-10-25

From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries.

Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in the 7th installment of the...Read More

From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries.

Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in the 7th installment of the groundbreaking PonderablesTM series.

Engineering is all around us. From our bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers, to our cars, computers and smartphones, engineering shapes our world and influences just about everything we see and do. And it s been that way for longer than you might think. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life and expanded the scope of our civilization, the story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. In a series of 100 enlightening articles, this book tells that incredible story by exploring the biggest names, grandest achievements and greatest inventions of the engineering world from prehistory all the way up to present day. Carefully curated, beautifully illustrated and addictively fun, this volume is your ultimate guide to the dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers and builders that make our world.

Organized in chronological order Engineering takes readers on a journey through time, encountering milestone achievements in the fields of engineering at each stop along the way:

In 1698 Thomas Savery builds The Miner s Friend; or, An Engine to Raise Water by Fire. It is a water pump that uses steam power. Although incredibly inefficient it is the first functioning steam engine.
In 1783, Joseph-Michael and Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier build the first flying ma-chine capable of carrying human passengers. It is a 30-feet wide hot air balloon, powered by an open fire and made of paper!
In 1855 Henry Bessemer designs a new system for making steel, a strong alloy of iron and carbon. Before this invention it took 12 hours to make 1.5 tons of wrought iron. Bessemer s converter could produce 15 tons of much stronger steel in just 20 minutes.
The first communication satellite is Echo 1, a metallic balloon launched into the upper atmosphere by NASA in 1960.
In 2007 3.3 billion cubic feet (94 million cubic m) of sand and rock are laid down along the coast of Dubai to make Palm Jumeirah, the world s largest artificial ocean island.
In 2016 Solar Impulse flies more than half way around the world powered only by electricity generated by solar panels on its wings..

An indispensable volume for students and anyone interested in the marvels of engineering, this book includes:

100 chronological articles telling the story of engineering from prehistory to the present day.
Authoritative text, exciting imagery, and helpful diagrams accompanying each of the steps along the way.
Biographies of great engineers, such as Archimedes, Tesla, and Watt, showing the inspirations that lay behind their goals.
A guide to each field of engineering and the materials they employ, offering insight into achievements in the fields, their limits and what might come next.
An easy-to-follow graphical representation of engineering milestones
A 24-page removable foldout concertina with a 12-page timeline history of engineering.

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Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed

ISBN-10: 1591264146
ISBN-13: 9781591264149
Publisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company
Author(s): Michael R. Lindeburg PE
Publication Date: 2013-04-15

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Current for the 2018 exam specs.  Use with Mechanical PE Exam specific practice exams and six-minute problem books.Read More

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-PE Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam (MEHRPE) and HVAC and Refrigeration Six-Minute Problems (MEHRSX2)
-PE Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems Practice Exam (METSPE) and Thermal and Fluids Systems Six-Minute Problems (METSSX2)
-PE Mechanical Machine Design and Materials Practice Exam (MEMDPE) and Machine Design and Materials Six-Minute Problems (MEMDSX2).

Comprehensive Mechanical Engineering Coverage You Can Trust

The Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the Mechanical PE exam. This book’s time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed on common mechanical engineering concepts. Together, the 76 chapters provide an in-depth review of NCEES Mechanical PE exam topics. The extensive index contains thousands of terms, most indexed in a variety of ways, in anticipation of how you’ll search for them.

Features of the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual:over 120 appendices containing essential support materialover 375 clarifying example problemsthousands of equations, figures, and tablesindustry-standard terminology and nomenclatureequal support of U.S. customary and SI unitsAfter you pass your exam, the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your mechanical engineering career.

Topics Covered:Dynamics and Vibrations: Kinematics; Kinetics; Power Transmission Systems; Vibrating SystemsMaterials: Engineering Materials Properties and Testing; Thermal Treatment of MetalsFluids: Fluid Properties; Fluid Statics; Fluid Flow Parameters; Fluid Dynamics; Hydraulic MachinesPower Cycles: Vapor, Combustion, and Nuclear Power Cycles; Refrigeration and Gas Compression CyclesHVAC: Psychrometrics; Fans, Ductwork, and Ventilation; Heating and Cooling Loads; Air Conditioning SystemsHeat Transfer: Natural Convection; Evaporation; Condensation; Forced Convection; RadiationMachine Design: Basic and Advanced Machine Design; Pressure VesselsThermodynamics: Inorganic Chemistry; Fuels and Combustion; Properties of SubstancesControl Systems: Modeling and Analysis of Engineering SystemsPlant Engineering: Manufacturing Processes; Instrumentation and Measurements; Materials Handling and Processing; Fire Protection Systems; Environmental Pollutants and Remediation; Hazardous Material Storage and DisposalFundamentals: Math Review; Probability; Statics; Engineering Economic AnalysisLaw and Ethics: Engineering Law; EthicsWhat’s New in This Edition36 chapters with new material, and 46 chapters with revisions to existing material300 new equations, and 128 updated equations27 new tables, and 31 updated tables7 new examples, and 34 updated examples10 new appendices, and 27 updated appendices35 new figures, and 28 updated figures1,094 new index entries, and 108 updated index entiresGet your Mechanical Exam Study Schedules. Visit ppi2pass.com/downloads.

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Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

ISBN-10: 9780073398204
ISBN-13: 9780073398204
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Author(s): Richard G Budynas, Keith J Nisbett
Publication Date: 2014-01-27

Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the...Read More

Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.

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Basic Machines and How They Work

ISBN-10: 0486217094
ISBN-13: 9780486217093
Publisher: Dover Publications
Author(s): Naval Education And Training Program
Publication Date: 1997-01-01

This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most...Read More

This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics.
Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.). A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force, and pressure, with explanations of the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail.
The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.).
Every concept is clearly defined, and discussions always build easily from elementary theory to specific applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation.
Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and it will be immensely valuable even to lay readers who desire a basic knowledge of mechanics.


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The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering (Sterling Milestones)

ISBN-10: 9781454908098
ISBN-13: 9781454908098
Publisher: Sterling
Author(s): Marshall Brain
Publication Date: 2015-05-19

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU,...Read More

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, the Large Hadron Collider, the self-driving car, and more. 

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Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

ISBN-10: 149192912X
ISBN-13: 9781491929124
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Author(s): Niall Richard Murphy, Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff
Publication Date: 2016-04-16

The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems?

In this collection of essays and...Read More

The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems?

In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.

This book is divided into four sections:

Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practicesPrinciples—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systemsManagement—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use

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Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking

ISBN-10: 111943338X
ISBN-13: 9781119433385
Publisher: Wiley
Author(s): Christopher Hadnagy
Publication Date: 2018-07-31

Harden the human firewall against the most current threats

Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social...Read More

Harden the human firewall against the most current threats

Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past. The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything from our emotions to our security. Hackers, since the beginning of time, have figured out ways to exploit that decision making process and get you to take an action not in your best interest. This new Second Edition has been updated with the most current methods used by sharing stories, examples, and scientific study behind how those decisions are exploited.

Networks and systems can be hacked, but they can also be protected; when the “system” in question is a human being, there is no software to fall back on, no hardware upgrade, no code that can lock information down indefinitely. Human nature and emotion is the secret weapon of the malicious social engineering, and this book shows you how to recognize, predict, and prevent this type of manipulation by taking you inside the social engineer’s bag of tricks.

Examine the most common social engineering tricks used to gain accessDiscover which popular techniques generally don’t work in the real worldExamine how our understanding of the science behind emotions and decisions can be used by social engineersLearn how social engineering factors into some of the biggest recent headlinesLearn how to use these skills as a professional social engineer and secure your companyAdopt effective counter-measures to keep hackers at bay

By working from the social engineer’s playbook, you gain the advantage of foresight that can help you protect yourself and others from even their best efforts. Social Engineering gives you the inside information you need to mount an unshakeable defense.


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Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1118324579
ISBN-13: 9781118324578
Publisher: Wiley
Author(s): William D. Callister Jr., David G. Rethwisch
Publication Date: 2013-12-04

Building on the extraordinary success of eight best-selling editions, Callister's new Ninth Edition of Materials Science and Engineering continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the...Read More

Building on the extraordinary success of eight best-selling editions, Callister's new Ninth Edition of Materials Science and Engineering continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. This edition is supported by a redesigned version of Virtual Materials Science and Engineering (VMSE). This resource contains interactive simulations and animations that enhance the learning of key concepts in materials science and engineering (e.g., crystal structures, crystallographic planes/directions, dislocations) and, in addition, a comprehensive materials property database.

WileyPLUS sold separately from text.


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Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach

ISBN-10: 9780073398174
ISBN-13: 9780073398174
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Author(s): Yunus A. Cengel Dr., Michael A. Boles
Publication Date: 2014-01-07

Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, eighth edition, covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. This text helps students develop an intuitive...Read More

Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, eighth edition, covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. This text helps students develop an intuitive understanding by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. Cengel and Boles explore the various facets of thermodynamics through careful explanations of concepts and use of numerous practical examples and figures, having students develop necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence to properly apply their knowledge.


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Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career (Fourth Edition)

ISBN-10: 0979348749
ISBN-13: 9780979348747
Publisher: Discovery Press
Author(s): Raymond B. Landis
Publication Date: 2013-01-17

About the Book
Since Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career exploded onto the market in 1995, it has become the best selling Introduction to Engineering textbook of all time. Adopted by over 300 U.S. institutions, and reaching more than 150,000 students, the book has made major...Read More

About the Book
Since Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career exploded onto the market in 1995, it has become the best selling Introduction to Engineering textbook of all time. Adopted by over 300 U.S. institutions, and reaching more than 150,000 students, the book has made major inroads into the "sink or swim" paradigm of engineering education. Armed with the book as a powerful tool for "student development," large numbers of engineering programs have implemented Introduction to Engineering courses to improve the academic performance and retention rates of their students.
Now, this pioneering text has been updated and expanded to bring students even more clarity in the process of achieving success in engineering study.
Significant new material has been added to the Fourth Edition including:
A Prologue to provide students with a perspective on what this book has to offer and how to get it.
New sections on topics including fixed vs. growth mindset, reverse engineering, sustainability, life-long learning, study abroad, entrepreneurship, teamwork and leadership, engineering ethics, and inspirational and motivational quotations
Incorporation of the University of Maryland human-powered helicopter project to illustrate the engineering design process in action
The adoption of the National Academy of Engineering s Grand Challenges for Engineering to provide an indication of future directions for engineering
Substantially more graphics to make the text more accessible and readable
Studying Engineering is written for students both those who are already engineering majors and those who are considering engineering as their field of study.
The purpose of this innovative and exciting book is to enhance student success. Through its eight chapters it teaches students about:
1.The keys to success in engineering study
2.The rewards and opportunities of an engineering career.
3.An understanding of the field of engineering past, present, and future
4.Insight into the learning process
5.Academic success strategies needed to excel in mathematics, science, and engineering courses
6.The process of personal development needed to ensure that their behaviors and attitudes support their goal of becoming an engineer
7.Ways to enhance the quality of their education through participation in student organizations, pre-professional employment, engineering projects, study abroad, and service the institution and/or community
8.The engineering education system and how to take full advantage of that system.
Students can read the book on their own or use it in conjunction with an Introduction to Engineering course having a student development/student success focus. Reflections are interspersed throughout each chapter so that students can read a section and then stop to engage in a guided reflection about what they just read. Completion of many of 203 end-of-the-chapter problems provides opportunity for significant learning experience. A design project to Design Your Process of Becoming a World-Class First-Year Engineering Student provides a vehicle for students to become actively involved in their growth and development as an math/science/engineering student.

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