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

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

Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)
By Richard Budynas, Keith Nisbett

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Book Description

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 ninth edition of Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design maintains the approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #322086 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-01-29
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.60" w x 8.40" l, 4.74 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1120 pages

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4It contains a TON of incredibly useful information. And thankfully it does a decent job ...
By Amazon Customer
Shigley's is a go to text for mechanical engineers (and rightfully so). It contains a TON of incredibly useful information. And thankfully it does a decent job of explaining the material. I had two issues with it. First, it is so dense and not easy to read. Of course it's hard material but the authors made no attempts to make it a lighter read. Second, it fails to use units at times. This happened both in example problems and in equations. Sometimes it would give two different equations: one for us and one for SI, but you had to check carefully to make sure you're putting in the right units.

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
4Informative, but not a stand-alone text
By A. Bush
I purchased this book for my ENGM400: Mechanical Engineering Design class. I gained a lot from that class, but that was LARGELY due to a very experienced professor with excellent presentation abilities. This textbook is filled with useful information, but without a professional to explain how to use many of the concepts presented, it is nearly useless. Until you have been taught the purpose of various tables and charts, and guided through the methods of analyzing many of the problems contained inside, this book will only confuse you.

The book does provide many excellent examples, but unfortunately some of these are severely lacking in explanation, leaving you to puzzle over WHY the authors chose to solve problems the way they did; other problem types are completely missing a corresponding example and are just as confusing.

Obviously, if this textbook is a requirement for your class, reading this review won't persuade you not to buy it. To be honest, I would actually recommend buying it rather than borrowing or leasing, because once you have been instructed in its use it has a ton of helpful information and I have been using it for reference at my place of employment. However, don't expect to pick it up as something to read for knowledge without a course to accompany it.

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
3I'd recommend this more as a reference for professionals who already ...
By Omer Bakshi
Very informative if you're well-versed in technical literature. Paragraphs are very precise, but also very dense. This might make it difficult for the average engineering undergrad to get to the bottom of key concepts. I'd recommend this more as a reference for professionals who already have a background in the mechanics of machine elements rather than as a primary resource for students just learning the subject. The latter group may feel like this book makes things much more complicated than they really are.

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