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Principles of Engineering (Project Lead the Way (Hardcover))

Principles of Engineering (Project Lead the Way (Hardcover))

Principles of Engineering (Project Lead the Way (Hardcover))
By Brett Handley, Craig Coon, David M. Marshall

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Book Description

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help readers better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained throughout using full-color photographs and illustrations. Appropriate for high school students, the mathematics covered includes algebra and trigonometry. Strong pedagogical features to aid comprehension include: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test the reader's knowledge of information presented in the chapter, along with a hands-on challenge or exercise that compliments the content and lends itself to exploration. Key vocabulary terms are highlighted throughout the book and emphasized in margin definitions.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #764676 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-01-24
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.75" h x 1.00" w x 8.50" l, 2.91 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 528 pages

Editorial Reviews

Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. 1. Overview and History of Engineering. 2. Design Tools. 3. The Mechanical Advantage. 4. Mechanisms. 5. Energy. 6. Electrical Systems. 7. Fluid Power Systems. 8. Control Systems. 9. Materials. 10. Material Properties. 11. Manufacturing Processes and Book Life Cycle. 12. Statics. 13. Kinematics and Trajectory Motion. 14. Introduction to Measurement, Statistics, and Quality. Glossary. Index.

About the Author
Brett Handley is a Technology Education teacher at Wheatland-Chili Middle School/High School, a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) school, where he teaches the PLTW middle school Gateway To Technology program and the following PLTW high school Pathway To Engineering classes: IED/DDP, CIM, and POE. He is a former PLTW Associate Director of Curriculum, has served as an IED and POE Master Teacher, and authored several IED, CIM and POE end-of-course exams. Mr. Handley also served as a reviewer of the ENGINEERING DESIGN: AN INTRODUCTION textbook. Mr. Handley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Technology Education from the State University of New York College at Oswego, and a Master of Science Degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Engineering Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
2Poor book with wrong information.
By Cletus
I found this book to be a scourge to the notion of learning the basics of engineering. There were numerous mathematical and scientific concepts presented wrong in this book. For instance, it describes a system that has potential energy as a system that has no kinetic energy. Anyone that has sit in a physics class for the first couple of days would know this is not necessarily true. I understand that this is presented as a high school book, but it even gets high school physics concepts wrong. Very, very disappointing.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
4Excellent introductory text
By Mark T
Perfect for high school/junior college level. An accessible survey course that doesn't assume prior knowledge, good illustrations and clearly written. Just wish it wasn't so expensive!

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
Great help

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