Engineering Design: A Day in the Life of Four Engineers (Revised 1st Edition) (ESource)

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For Freshman or Introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science.ESource--Prentice Hall's Engineering Source--provides a complete, flexible introductory engineering and computing program. Featuring over 15 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose modules, but also sections of modules, incorporate their own materials, and re-paginate and re-index the complete project. http://emissary.prenhall.com/esource or http://www.prenhall.com/esource

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Key Benefit: This unique book presents the story of four fictional engineers hired as part of a team designing a prototype for a mass- produced auto. It describes the problems they encounter and the tools they use to solve them. It provides an overview of basic design principles, from defining objectives to selecting a design strategy and creating simulations of testing and evaluation while introducing both technical and nontechnical factors to be considered in the business of engineering. Key Topics: This is an excellent overview of what an engineer does day-to-day that demystifies the design process and shows how engineers work as teams as well as the roles of ethics and marketing. Each chapter describes a day or an event in the lives of the engineers while presenting a wide range of important, relevant topics, including brainstorming; the importance of accurate documentation; computer use and mechanical testing; the role of failure in the design process; proper data organization, oral presentation skills, and technical writing. The book also presents current design tools and programming languages, such as AutoCAD, SPICE, C++, and MATLAB. Market: A valuable resource for any reader interested in engineering design.

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Esource—Prentice Hall's Engineering Source—provides a complete, flexible introductory engineering and computing program. Featuring over 15 modules and growing, ESource allows engineers to fully customize their books through the ESource website. They are not only able to pick and choose modules, but also sections of modules, incorporate their own materials, and re-paginate and re-index the complete project.


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  • Case based introduction to Design — The reader learns design concepts by reading about how a design team tackles a problem.
  • Engaging, Conversational Style of writing very assessable and motivating.
  • Users learn important skills such as how to write a proper report, and how to keep their own logs.

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