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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, SI edition, Enhanced

Author(s): Jonathan Wickert | Kemper Lewis

ISBN: 9789353507473

4th Edition

Copyright: 2021

India Release: 2023


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 435

Trim Size : 254 x 203 mm

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Discover today's fascinating, challenging, and constantly changing field of mechanical engineering with Wickert/Lewis' ENHANCED EDITION OF AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, SI, 4th Edition. This engaging book helps you master technical problem-solving skills as you gain a balanced understanding of the latest design, engineering analysis, and advancements in engineering-related technology. The authors use their expertise to present engineering as a visual and graphical activity. Nearly 300 photographs and illustrations give you an exciting glimpse into what you will study in later courses and practice in your career. Meaningful content, interspersed with numerous real-world applications and interesting examples, helps you develop the solid foundation in mechanical engineering that you need for future success.

  • Students examine the most recent global, technological, environmental, and social applications of mechanical engineering, such as commercial space flight, 3-D printing, design patents, career in developing fields, and globalized design teams. New and updated "Focus On" features highlight emerging trends and technologies. Students explore global technologies, recent products, and events as well as how mechanical engineers impact these developments.
  • Specially formulated Group Activities in each chapter offer additional learning opportunities that encourage teamwork. Students complete work that simulates joint projects in their future careers.
  • Updated design applications are developed in each chapter through effective homework problems and meaningful example problems. This emphasis on applications demonstrates how students' knowledge of engineering science can transform into engineered systems that use strong design principles.
  • The authors supply an extensive array of homework problems in each chapter, including open-ended design problems and group activities.
  • The authors present engineering as a visual and graphical activity throughout this edition with nearly 300 photographs and illustrations. Interesting examples offer an intriguing glimpse into what students will study in later courses and practice in their future engineering careers.
  • Engaging vignettes and scenarios take a deeper look into key technologies while demonstrating the realistic application of the book's content. "Focus on" boxes in each chapter highlight interesting topics and emerging concepts in mechanical engineering that broaden the book's coverage without detracting from its flow.

1. The mechanical engineering profession.

2. Mechanical design.

3. Technical problem-solving and communication skills.

4. Forces in structures and machines.

5. Materials and stresses.

6. Fluids engineering.

7. Thermal and energy systems.

8. Motion and power transmission.

Appendix A: Greek Alphabet.

Appendix B: Trigonometry Review


Dr. Jonathan Wickert

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.

Dr. Kemper Lewis

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.