Engineering Design: An Introduction

Hardcover | June 4, 2008

byJohn R. Karsnitz

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With an innovative approach that uses projects and student exploration as key learning tools, Engineering Design: An Introduction offers an overview of the basic engineering principles and concepts that shape today's modern world. These concepts are presented in a flexible, two-part format. Part I describes the process of engineering and technology product design, while Part II develops specific skill sets needed to understand and participate in the process. Opportunities to experiment and learn abound, with projects ranging from technical drawing to designing electrical systems and more. With this emphasis on project-based learning, the book is an ideal supplement to Project Lead the Way's innovative series of project-based curricula designed to increase student interest in engineering careers. Engineering Design's broad scope and sound coverage of the essential concepts and techniques used in engineering design making it the perfect addition to any curriculum.

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With an innovative approach that uses projects and student exploration as key learning tools, Engineering Design: An Introduction offers an overview of the basic engineering principles and concepts that shape today's modern world. These concepts are presented in a flexible, two-part format. Part I describes the process of engineering a...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:538 pages, 10.8 × 8.7 × 1 inPublished:June 4, 2008Publisher:Delmar Publishers IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1418062413

ISBN - 13:9781418062415

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PART ONEChapter 1 Technology: The Human-Designed WorldChapter 2 The Process of DesignChapter 3 Development of the TeamChapter 4 Drawing and DocumentingChapter 5 Reverse EngineeringChapter 6 Investigation and Research for Design DevelopmentChapter 7 Generating and Developing IdeasChapter 8 Testing and EvaluatingChapter 9 ManufacturingPART TWOChapter 10 Technical DrawingChapter 11 Designing Structural SystemsChapter 12 Designing Mechanical SystemsChapter 13 Designing Electrical SystemsChapter 14 Designing Pneumatic SystemsChapter 15 Human Factors in Design and EngineeringChapter 16 Math and Science Applications Chapter 17 Graphics and PresentationAppendix: The Nominal Group TechniqueGlossary of Terms

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This text will be a great supporting document that will enhance the IED curriculum and reduce the time I spend preparing documents as handouts for my classes. At this point I use no less than 25 to 30 books for daily resource materials. This should significantly reduce the number of text that I will need in my room.This book is the first book that actually fits in my class. I use many, many books to teach IED and this book will save me massive time and energy in preparing for my classes. I canat wait to get this book!--Curt Reichwein, IED Master Teacher, North Penn High School, PA