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Introduction to Engineering: Modeling and Problem Solving
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In this groundbreaking new text, Jay Brockman helps students acquire the engineering mindset, providing them with the core knowledge and skills all engineers need to succeed. Through clear explanations and real-world examples—like how to provide water for rural communities in developing nations—Introduction to Engineering teaches students to see the world through the eyes of an engineer, looking at how engineers apply science and technology to solve problems facing society today.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #293826 in Books
- Published on: 2008-04-29
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.08" h x 1.02" w x 8.11" l, 2.53 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 620 pages
From the Back Cover
engineering: from the Latin ingenium, refers to one’s native genius, one’s ability to create things.
Engineering is as diverse as societies needs. In Introduction to Engineering, Jay Brockman helps you acquire the engineering mindset, showing you how engineers apply science and technology to solve problems facing society, and providing you with the core knowledge and skills that all engineers need to succeed.
Whether you go on to work at construction sites or farms, on off-shore oil platforms, or in space, the main business of engineering is to apply technology in concert with natural phenomena to develop the things we need or want—all designed and built with a purpose.
Brockman uses the basic concepts of math and science—algebra, geometry, some trigonometry, and the basic laws of physics—in the context of solving these engineering problems. Through clear explanations and real-world problems—like how to provide water for rural communities in developing nations—the book provides a foundation for those things that all engineers have in common.
The book is organized in three parts:
- Part I: The Engineering Mindset, focuses on how we represent and solve engineering problems;
- Part II: Model-Based Design, which teaches you how to use models to collect and analyze information and make technical decisions;
- Part III: Engineering Problem-Solving with MATLAB, which utilizes this critical tool for modeling. Each of the chapters in this part corresponds to an earlier chapter using MATLAB to implement programs for examples from that chapter.
Clear, methodical, and uniquely focused on real-world engineering practice, Introduction to Engineering; is a solid course that will quickly acquaint you with engineering concepts, build your problem-solving skills, and prepare you to meet the challenges of designing systems as a professional engineer in any field.
About the Author
Dr. Jay Brockman is concurrently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
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Good for the basics
Being a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, I never got the opportunity to take an introductory engineering class. Advanced classes get so caught up with theory that there is very little time to go over application. This book is well versed for the beginning engineering students as it take basic physics and engineering and provides real world applications for the various topics. A must read for anyone considering or just getting into engineering.
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