Mechanical Engineering Systems

Mechanical Engineering
May 12, 2019
Mechanical Engineer’s Handbook
May 13, 2019

Mechanical Engineering Systems

Mechanical Engineering Systems

Book Details 

Pages: 320

Size: 6 MB

Book Description

There is a time for all things: for shouting, for gentle speaking, for
silence; for the washing of pots and the writing of books. Let now the
pots go black, and set to work. It is hard to make a beginning, but it must
be done’ – Oliver Heaviside, Electromagnetic Theory, Vol 3 (1912), Ch
9, ‘Waves from moving sources – Adagio. Andante. Allegro
Moderato.’
Oliver Heaviside was one of the greatest engineers of all time,
ranking alongside Faraday and Maxwell in his field. As can be seen
from the above excerpt from a seminal work, he appreciated the need to
communicate to a wider audience. He also offered the advice So be
rigorous; that will cover a multitude of sins. And do not frown.’ The
series of books that this prefaces takes up Heaviside’s challenge but in
a world which is quite different to that being experienced just a century
ago.
With the vast range of books already available covering many of the
topics developed in this series, what is this series offering which is
unique? I hope that the next few paragraphs help to answer that;
certainly no one involved in this project would give up their time to
bring these books to fruition if they had not thought that the series is
both unique and valuable.
This motivation for this series of books was born out of the desire of
the UK’s Engineering Council to increase the number of incorporated
engineers graduating from Higher Education establishments, and the
Institution of Incorporated Engineers’ (IIE) aim to provide enhanced
services to those delivering Incorporated Engineering Courses. How-
ever, what has emerged from the project should prove of great value to
a very wide range of courses within the UK and internationally – from
Foundation Degrees or Higher Nationals through to first year modules
for traditional ‘Chartered’ degree courses. The reason why these books
will appeal to such a wide audience is that they present the core subject
areas for engineering studies in a lively, student-centred way, with key
theory delivered in real world contexts, and a pedagogical structure that
supports independent learning and classroom use.
Despite the apparent waxing of ‘new’ technologies and the waning of
‘old’ technologies, engineering is still fundamental to wealth creation.
Sitting alongside these are the new business focused, information and
communications dominated, technology organisations. Both facets have
an equal importance in the health of a nation and the prospects of
individuals. In preparing this series of books, we have tried to strike a
balance between traditional engineering and developing technology.

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