Introduction to Engineering Technology (5th Edition)

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9780130310385: Introduction to Engineering Technology (5th Edition)

For an introductory course in engineering technology program offered in two- or four-year programs. Also suitable for use in a tech-prep program or vocational school. Catering primarily to two-year college engineering students who may have limited academic skills, this one-of-a-kind text provides readers with a solid foundation in engineering technology, and helps to prepare and empower them for more advanced courses. Stressing the importance of possessing a good attitude and paying close attention to detail, 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, tools, the most recent technological advances and proper application essential for success in today's business and industry.

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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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Introduction to Engineering Technology, Fifth Edition, explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology are identified and explained, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting. The text has been used to develop curricula for introductory engineering technology courses in the United States and abroad.

Important mathematical concepts are presented in a moderately paced manner so that they can be easily learned. The presentation is also designed to motivate the learner to acquire more sophisticated skills in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Most important, this popular text helps students to understand the broad spectrum of today's technologies, preparing them for their technical courses to follow.

Many changes and updates have been made to this new edition. Chapters 8 and 9 have been extensively revised to reflect current computer trends and to provide information on networking and the use of the Internet. Web search problems have been added to all chapters to foster the integration of technology and to provide the most current information available. Financial problem solving has been added to the problem-solving section of Chapter 3. Additional problems have been added to each chapter to help reinforce the concepts presented and to help learners master the skills presented.

Features and topics in the text include:

  • Current employment and salary information
  • The importance of teamwork, maintaining a positive attitude, and sound problem-solving techniques
  • How to prepare for interviewing
  • The benefits of cooperative education
  • How to purchase and use today's calculators and personal computers
  • Recommended steps to prepare for oral and written reporting
  • New technological advances in telecommunications, robotics, optical systems, and materials
  • Content reflecting the importance of understanding and protecting the environment
  • Worked-out examples and numerous practical, applied problems to enhance student understanding

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