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Introduction to Engineering Technology (8th Edition)

Introduction to Engineering Technology (8th Edition)

Introduction to Engineering Technology (8th Edition)
By Robert J. Pond, Jeffrey L. Rankinen

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Book Description

Introduction to Engineering Technology, Eighth Edition, explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting, are explained. Mathematical concepts are presented in a moderately-paced manner, including practical, worked-out examples for the engineering calculator. In addition to developing your skills in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry, this popular text also helps you to understand the broad spectrum of today’s technologies.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #124355 in Books
  • Published on: 2014-01-02
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x .70" w x 7.20" l, 1.10 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 384 pages

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
5EXCELLENT INTRODUCTION
By philipshelt
I am surprised that i am the first person to reveiw this book given the number of engineering technicians and technologists that are working in the field. This is an excellent introduction to the field of engineering technology.

The book takes two full chapters to clarify and describe the difference between the disciplines of engineering and engineering technology (a desperately needed clarification as many engineers and engineering technicians are apparently confused about the distinction). The book does a good history review of engineering technology and reveals that the engineering currculum of the 1950's was similar in depth and content as that of the engineering technology curriculum of today. Engineering technology did not exist then and had to be created as engineers began to apply themselves to a more theoretical course of study and leave applied science to another group who came to be called engineering technicians.

The various disciplines of engineering technolology are discussed, the need to enroll in an accredited program, and how to prepare for a career in engineering technology.

Excellent discussion of the need for an engineering technicians to be communicators, implementors and testers or troubleshooters.

Also, answers are given to odd numbered exercises. This is especially important to anyone using the book for self-study (as i did).

If you're thinking about entering the field of engineering technology you must read this book. Believe me, there is no other book on the market like it!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Read for Engineering Techs
By Amazon Customer
This is a great read for anyone considering pursuing a college degree, and career in Engineering Technology. It may be a little outdated, but it explains a lot about what the job consists of, job demands in the future, job requirements, etc.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Purchased it used and only had a crease on the ...
By Ðüš†ìñ
Purchased it used and only had a crease on the main cover page. besides that it is excellant and worth the $70 saving I recieved buying it used.

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