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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
By Jonathan Wickert, Kemper Lewis

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Book Description

AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING introduces students to the ever-emerging field of mechanical engineering, giving an appreciation for how engineers design the hardware that builds and improves societies all around the world. Intended for students in their first or second year of a typical college or university program in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, the text balances the treatments of technical problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, and modern technology.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #522346 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x 7.25" w x .75" l, 1.40 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 448 pages

Editorial Reviews

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"All of the illustrations are appropriate, instructive, and helpful. The figures in Wickert's text are "clean", i.e., they are not overly complicated and they help the student see and better understand the fundamental concepts being studied."

"I like the layout and level of the material--it works for my freshman students. It includes enough manufacturing content that I can make those majors feel included. It has a good range of homework problems."

"Excellent use of contemporary set-aside items."

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.

A Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo -- SUNY, Dr. Kemper Lewis teaches and conducts research in the areas of mechanical design, system optimization, and decision modeling. As a researcher and consultant, he has worked with companies and federal agencies on a wide range of engineering design problems. Dr. Lewis received his B.S. in mechanical engineering and B.A. in mathematics from Duke University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served as associate editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. He has also served on the ASME Design Automation Executive Committee and on the National Academies Panel on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of the United States in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he has worked as the Executive Director of the New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation. Dr. Lewis has received awards in recognition of his teaching and research from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the National Science Foundation.


Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5The book is very useful. I recommend Chegg solutions for the problems in ...
By Amazon Customer
The book is very useful. I recommend Chegg solutions for the problems in the book. Helps save time on homework.

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5great book and great condition
By Raj
I purchased the book used from textbookcharlie, and I have to say, I am extremely impressed with the condition of the book. It is in great condition, although used, and it looks brand new. It also arrived much earlier than I expected.

Being a high school student, I wanted something that was easy to read, had diagrams, but wasn't too dumbed down. Overall, this is a great book for beginners and early level college students.
The book seems to have lots of info and engineering problems/examples. It explains ME both in a qualitative and quantitative sense, through diagrams, stories, explanations, etc. and through math problems, equations, etc. It hilights the different principles in mechanical engineering and the info is very up to date. It also uses examples from history to convey info about mechanical engineering, and engineering design, skills, etc.
My only problem though was the price. I don't think the book should be as pricey as it is, but then again, all textbooks are like that. Buy it used.

Overall, this is a great book for anyone looking to get a taste of mechanical engineering study, and i'd recommend it.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Not a bad book. Gives you the information needed to get ...
By SmartBuyer
Not a bad book. Gives you the information needed to get through an introductory mechanical engineering class.

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