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Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction
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Dym, Little and Orwin's Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, 4th Edition gets students actively involved with conceptual design methods and project management tools. The book helps students acquire design skills as they experience the activity of design by doing design projects. It is equally suitable for use in project-based first-year courses, formal engineering design courses, and capstone project courses.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #493987 in Books
- Brand: Brand: Wiley
- Published on: 2013-10-28
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.20" h x .50" w x 7.30" l, 1.05 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 336 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Most helpful customer reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
The textbook's title is misleading.
By Athletic Guy
This textbook is not a project-based approach to engineering design. There is not a single project in the entire book, not a single one. Instead, it is a first-person narrative interspersing folksy gee whiz stories about about the lives of engineers, examples of situations that an engineer might encounter and the authors' solutions, a few formulas and diagrams, and a few abstract questions that only get partially answered. There is a bit of math here and there, but there is no indication by the authors that the reader is required to either understand it or use it. The book is actually not a bad book to read, the stories can be amusing at times. The book could even provide a decent introduction to engineering challenges, without overwhelming the reader with the details an engineer would need to know to solve the problems themselves. However, I had to give it one start because the title of the textbook does not have much to do with what the textbook is actually about.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By Amazon Customer
Good quality book, came in a short amount of time and looked brand new.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By Cameron O'Neill
Books like these won't turn you into a good engineer. Sure it gives an OK overview of design approach for engineers, but the book is really just a way for someone with a PhD to profit off of engineering undergraduates. Also, if you are buying this because you are a Northeastern student, trust me when I say you have absolutely no reason to buy or even rent the book.