Introduction to Engineering Technology

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9780023960413: Introduction to Engineering Technology

This book presents an overall view of the engineering world and explains how the technician and technologist fits into that world, stressing the importance of a good attitude and close attention to detail. Introduction to Engineering Technology, Seventh Edition also provides students with an opportunity to use the language and tools of the math-sciences, such as using an engineering calculator, understanding basic applied math (such as algebra and trigonometry, with emphasis on applied), and the value of good communication skills.

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This text is designed specifically to meet the needs of two-year college engineering technology students -- who may have limited backgrounds in academic skills. It explores the engineering world -- and the technician's and technologist's places in it -- from a holistic perspective -- covering the demands and requirements of a career in technology, the language and tools needed to be successful in the field, the way the tools are actually applied in today's business and industry, and the most recent technological advances.

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This new edition of Introduction to Engineering Technology explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting, are explained.

 

Important mathematical concepts are presented in a moderately-paced manner so they may be easily learned. In fact, this is the only introductory engineering text that presents practical, worked-out examples for the engineering calculator. The presentation is also designed to motivate the reader to acquire more sophisticated skills in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Most importantly, this popular text helps readers to understand the broad spectrum of today’s technologies, preparing them for future technical courses.

 

Features and topics in this text include:

  • Current employment and salary information
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • The importance of teamwork, maintaining a positive attitude, and sound problem-solving techniques
  • How to purchase and use today’s calculators and personal computers
  • New technological advances in telecommunications, robotics, optical systems, and materials
  • Content reflecting the importance of understanding and protecting the environment

 

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