Foundation Science for Engineers

Author: Keith L. Watson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349147141

Category: Engineering

Page: 392

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This book is intended primarily for students without science A-levels or the equivalent who are entering an engineering degree or Higher National Diploma course via a foundation year. In this new edition the coverage has been extended to include five new topics: one deals with the nucleus, and the others extend the discussion of materials into the first year degree and diploma context. There is a new appendix on calculation technique.
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Engineering Science

For Foundation Degree and Higher National

Author: Mike Tooley,Lloyd Dingle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136293337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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Engineering Science will help you understand the scientific principles involved in engineering. Focusing primarily upon core mechanical and electrical science topics, students enrolled on an Engineering Foundation degree and Higher National Engineering qualification will find this book an invaluable aid to their learning. The subject matter covered includes sections on the mechanics of solids, dynamics, thermodynamics, electrostatics and electromagnetic principles, and AC and DC circuit theory. Knowledge-check questions, summary sections and activities are included throughout the book, and the necessary background mathematics is applied and integrated alongside the appropriate areas of engineering being studied. The result is a clear, straightforward and easily accessible textbook that encourages independent study and covers most of the scientific principles that students are likely to meet at this level. It is supported with a companion website at http://www.key2engineeringscience.com for students and lecturers: Solutions to the Test your Knowledge questions in the book Further guidance on essential mathematics Extra chapters on vapour properties, cycles and plants Downloadable SCILAB scripts that helps simplify advanced mathematical content
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Using the American Community Survey for the National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Workforce Statistics Programs

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Assessing the Benefits of the American Community Survey for the NSF Division of Science Resources Statistics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309178341

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long collected information on the number and characteristics of individuals with education or employment in science and engineering and related fields in the United States. An important motivation for this effort is to fulfill a congressional mandate to monitor the status of women and minorities in the science and engineering workforce. Consequently, many statistics are calculated by race or ethnicity, gender, and disability status. For more than 25 years, NSF obtained a sample frame for identifying the target population for information it gathered from the list of respondents to the decennial census long-form who indicated that they had earned a bachelors or higher degree. The probability that an individual was sampled from this list was dependent on both demographic and employment characteristics. But, the source for the sample frame will no longer be available because the census long-form is being replaced as of the 2010 census with the continuous collection of detailed demographic and other information in the new American Community Survey (ACS). At the request of NSF's Science Resources Statistics Division, the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council formed a panel to conduct a workshop and study the issues involved in replacing the decennial census long-form sample with a sample from the ACS to serve as the frame for the information the NSF gathers. The workshop had the specific objective of identifying issues for the collection of field of degree information on the ACS with regard to goals, content, statistical methodology, data quality, and data products.
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Naval Engineering in the 21st Century: The Science and Technology Foundation for Future Naval Fleets

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309167418

Category: Marine engineering

Page: 241

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TRB Special Report 306: Naval Engineering in the 21st Century: The Science and Technology Foundation for Future Naval Fleets examines the state of basic and applied research in the scientific fields that support naval engineering and explores whether Office of Naval Research (ONR) activities, under its National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineering (NNR-NE) initiative, have been effective in sustaining these fields.
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Foundation Engineering Handbook

Author: Hsai-Yang Fang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412988912

Category: Science

Page: 923

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More than ten years have passed since the first edition was published. During that period there have been a substantial number of changes in geotechnical engineering, especially in the applications of foundation engineering. As the world population increases, more land is needed and many soil deposits previously deemed unsuitable for residential housing or other construction projects are now being used. Such areas include problematic soil regions, mining subsidence areas, and sanitary landfills. To overcome the problems associated with these natural or man-made soil deposits, new and improved methods of analysis, design, and implementation are needed in foundation construction. As society develops and living standards rise, tall buildings, transportation facilities, and industrial complexes are increasingly being built. Because of the heavy design loads and the complicated environments, the traditional design concepts, construction materials, methods, and equipment also need improvement. Further, recent energy and material shortages have caused additional burdens on the engineering profession and brought about the need to seek alternative or cost-saving methods for foundation design and construction.
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U.S. Policy for the 1990s

Science and Technology for Sustainable Development : Report of a Symposium

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technological innovations

Page: 29

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