The Wiley Engineer's Desk Reference

A Concise Guide for the Professional Engineer

Author: Sanford I. Heisler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471168270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 683


The Reference of Choice for Today's Engineer. Revised, expanded, updated -- and ready to use! Every engineer should have a copy of the bestselling Wiley Engineer's Desk Reference -- the ideal all-in-one resource for practical engineering applications and daily problem solving. Now fully updated to address the latest developments in theory and practice, this brand-new Second Edition balances authoritative coverage of classical engineering topics with new material on state-of-the-art subjects such as composites, lasers, automatic data collection, and more. No other book on the market covers the broad spectrum of engineering in as concise a fashion. So whether you're looking for a specific piece of data or general background knowledge, this conveniently sized ready reference puts the information you need right at your fingertips. Contents include: * Mathematics * Mechanics and materials * Hydraulics * Structures * Thermodynamics * Electricity and electronics * Process control * Statistics and economics * Energy sources * Engineering practice * The design process * Tables and reference data.

Engineering Your Future

An Australasian Guide

Author: David Dowling,Roger Hadgraft,Anna Carew,Tim McCarthy,Doug Hargreaves,Caroline Baillie,Sally Male

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730369161

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 920

View: 410


Dowling’s Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, Fourth Edition is used for first year, core subjects across all Engineering disciplines. Building on the previous editions, this text has been updated with new references, while still maintaining a strong and practical emphasis on skills that are essential for problem solving and design. Numerous topical and locally focused examples of projects across engineering disciplines help demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. Themes of sustainability, ethical practice and effective communication are a constant throughout the text. This full-coloured print with interactive e-text resource has a variety of digital media embedded at the point of learning such as videos and knowledge-check questions to engage students and to help consolidate their learning.

Focus on the engineer - today & tomorrow

Conference on Engineering Personnel proceedings, Stouffer's Oakbrook Inn, Oak Brook, Illinois, October 6-7th, 1977

Author: Engineers Joint Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 106

View: 2966




Author: Raina G. Merchant

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1680482394

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 3777


Engineering has existed in one form or another for millennia but gained considerable traction during the twentieth century with the creation of aerospace, biomedical, genetic, and nuclear engineering. It also saw incredible advances in the areas of civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering. This wide-ranging volume introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.

So You Want to Be an Engineer?

A Guide to Success in the Engineering Profession

Author: Marianne Pilgrim Calabrese,Ron Davidson

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 9780883911877

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 6722


This book shows how to save the reader the agony of on the job trial-and-error training and dealing with the various departments within the organisation such as; manufacturing, marketing and top level management. This book is for anyone who wants to be an engineer, who already is an Engineer, has just started their career as an Engineer, or who is currently enrolled in engineering school. This book will give everyone a new outlook on the life as an Engineer.

Hold Paramount: The Engineer's Responsibility to Society

Author: P. Aarne Vesilind,Alastair S. Gunn

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537904

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3654


This practical and essential text, co-authored by an engineer and an ethicist, covers ethical dilemmas that any engineer might encounter on the job, emphasizing the responsibility of a practicing engineer to act in an ethical manner. To illustrate the complexities involved, the authors present characters who encounter situations that test the engineering code of ethics. The dialogue between the characters highlights different perspectives of each dilemma. As they proceed through the book, students see how the code of ethics can help in decision making, as well as the implications of various decisions. The philosophical theory that supports the ethical situations encountered is presented as boxed material following each section. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Engineers for Change

Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America

Author: Matthew Wisnioski

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262304260

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 2485


In the late 1960s an eclectic group of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for change. The engineers were fighting to remake their profession, challenging their fellow engineers to embrace a more humane vision of technology. In Engineers for Change, Matthew Wisnioski offers an account of this conflict within engineering, linking it to deep-seated assumptions about technology and American life. The postwar period in America saw a near-utopian belief in technology's beneficence. Beginning in the mid-1960s, however, society--influenced by the antitechnology writings of such thinkers as Jacques Ellul and Lewis Mumford--began to view technology in a more negative light. Engineers themselves were seen as conformist organization men propping up the military-industrial complex. A dissident minority of engineers offered critiques of their profession that appropriated concepts from technology's critics. These dissidents were criticized in turn by conservatives who regarded them as countercultural Luddites. And yet, as Wisnioski shows, the radical minority spurred the professional elite to promote a new understanding of technology as a rapidly accelerating force that our institutions are ill-equipped to handle. The negative consequences of technology spring from its very nature--and not from engineering's failures. "Sociotechnologists" were recruited to help society adjust to its technology. Wisnioski argues that in responding to the challenges posed by critics within their profession, engineers in the 1960s helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history.

Engineers and Engineering

Author: Engineers Club Of Philadelphia


ISBN: 9781230056647


Page: 220

View: 7634


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...manholes about 75 feet apart, where iron pipe and terra-cotta single-duet are joined, as just described. The conduit crosses a Fio. 12.--Subway crossing at Twenty-third and Market Streets; twenty-six wrought-iron pipes (one tier buried). large filtration main at this point, and lies so close to the surface of the street that iron pipe was necessary at the crown. For each duct in the section one 20-foot length of iron pipe was used, and the run then continued with terra-cotta. On top of the conduit was placed a 6-inch concrete slab reinforced with J-inch and %-inch rods to withstand surface loads and prevent crushing of the ducts (Fig. 11).. A shallow run of conduit across the top of the subway at Twentythird and Market Streets, consisting of twenty-six ducts, wroughtiron pipe, furnishes another example of the joining of iron to terracotta (Fig. 12). It also illustrates the method of changing section between manholes, from four horizontal tiers, six and seven ducts wide, to the standard section, four ducts wide (Fig. 13). Subsidiary Ducts. Connections to buildings or poles consist, as a rule, of one duct of creosoted wood. They are generally laid at a less depth than the main run, the average cover being from 18 inches to 24 inches. Drainage is always toward the manhole, where possible, not toward the building or pole, so as to prevent water from entering the building or collecting at the base of the pole. When it is not possible to have the pipe slope continuously toward the manhole, provision for drainage is made by perforating the duct at its lowest point. Connections terminating in buildings are carefully sealed at both ends, as soon as laid, to exclude gas or water. For connections to distributing boxes on buildings or poles a 2-inch...