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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
By Jonathan Wickert

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Book Description

This richly illustrated text reflects the experiences and philosophy of the author as is presented in his introductory course, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, currently being taught at Iowa State University. Dr. Wickert introduces students to the vocabulary, skills, applications, and excitement of the mechanical engineering profession. The text balances problem solving skills, communications skills, design engineering analysis, real world applications and practical technology.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1311702 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: CL-Engineering
  • Published on: 2005-11-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 7.50" w x .75" l, 1.40 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 416 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

"The introductory chapter does a handsome job of explaining what Mechanical Engineering is and what Mechanical Engineers draws the potential student a very accurate picture of the profession while also drawing the student more deeply into the excitement of Mechanical Engineering."

"I believe the author does an excellent job of taking his audience along at a comfortable and appropriate pace. Additionally, he does a good job of building his reader's knowledge base as he proceeds through the text. The author's communication skills are excellent."

About the Author
A Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, Dr. Jonathan Wickert teaches and conducts research in the areas of applied mechanics, dynamics, and mechanical vibration. As a researcher and consultant, he has worked with companies and federal agencies on a diverse range of engineering problems including computer disk drives and tape libraries, the manufacture of sheet metal, and various consumer products. Dr. Wickert received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as associate editor of engineering journals, as a division chair in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and as chair of the undergraduate mechanical engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Wickert has received awards in recognition of his teaching and research from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Information Storage Industry Consortium. He was also elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Becky Thomas
My son loves it.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Awesome for an intro book!
By Lane Baze
Absolutely everything written and explained in the book is laid out in a clear and concise fashion that should make it accessible even to non engineers. All of the examples are highly useful and all important topics are covered. I would reccomend this book even if it isn't the required book of your class.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Good learning
By Nalek
As a person who constantly seeks to educate myself on new topics i decided i would get this book and learn more about mechanical engineering. I was not disappointed. The book does a great job of explaining the principles of mechanical engineering in a way that can be easily understood by those with no prior physics knowledge and still appreciated by those with it. For anyone interested in learning more about the world of mechanical engineering this is a good cheap book. I wish it were more project oriented but i wont hold that against the book.

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