Engineering

Most titles in this series cover subjects such as professional development, education, and study skills, as well as basic introductory undergraduate material and other topics appropriate for a broader and less technical audience. In addition, the series includes several titles written on very specific topics not covered elsewhere.

Series ISSNs: 1939-5221 (print) and 1939-523X (electronic)



The Human Side of Engineering The Human Side of Engineering
John Heywood
While in many university courses attention is given to the human side, as opposed to the technical side of engineering, it is by and large an afterthought. Engineering is, however, a technical, social, and personal activity. Several studies show that...
Publication Date: January, 2017

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Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization, Third Edition Geometric Programming for Design Equation Development and Cost/Profit Optimization, Third Edition
Robert C. Creese
Geometric Programming is used for cost minimization, profit maximization, obtaining cost ratios, and the development of generalized design equations for the primal variables. The early pioneers of geometric programming (Zener, Duffin, Peterson, Beigh...
Publication Date: December, 2016

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Engineering Principles in Everyday Life for Non-Engineers Engineering Principles in Everyday Life for Non-Engineers
Saeed Benjamin Niku
This book is an excellent introduction to engineering for all audiences, especially for high school and college students interested in the fields. It can be used in general education classes for technical content, for encouraging high school student...
Publication Date: February, 2016

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A, B, See...in 3D A, B, See...in 3D
Dan G. Dimitriu
See the author's presentation at ASEE, A New Way to Help Students Improve 3-D Visualization.

"Perfect for beginners...looking to get...
Publication Date: August, 2015

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The Captains of Energy The Captains of Energy
Vincent C. Prantil, Timothy Decker
In teaching an introduction to transport or systems dynamics modeling at the undergraduate level, it is possible to lose pedagogical traction in a sea of abstract mathematics. What the mathematical modeling of time-dependent system behavior offers is...
Publication Date: 02/01/2015

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Lying by Approximation Lying by Approximation
Vincent C. Prantil, Christopher Papadopoulos, Paul D. Gessler
In teaching an introduction to the finite element method at the undergraduate level, a prudent mix of theory and applications is often sought. In many cases, analysts use the finite element method to perform parametric studies on potential designs t...
Publication Date: 08/01/2013

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Simplified Models for Assessing Heat and Mass Transfer Simplified Models for Assessing Heat and Mass Transfer
Giulio Lorenzini, Alessandra De Angelis, Onorio Saro, Stefano D'Elia
The aim of this book is to supply valid and reasonable parameters in order to guide the choice of the right model of industrial evaporative tower according to operating conditions which vary depending on the particular industrial context: power plant...
Publication Date: 07/01/2013

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The Engineering Design Challenge The Engineering Design Challenge
Charles Dolan
The Engineering Design Challenge addresses teaching engineering design and presents design projects for first-year students and interdisciplinary design ventures. A short philosophy and background of engineering design is discussed. The organization ...
Publication Date: 04/01/2013

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The Making of Green Engineers The Making of Green Engineers
Andrew Jamison
This book discusses the ways in which engineering educators are responding to the challenges that confront their profession. On the one hand, there is an overarching sustainability challenge: the need for engineers to relate to the problems brought t...
Publication Date: 03/01/2013

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MATLAB for Engineering and the Life Sciences MATLAB for Engineering and the Life Sciences
Joseph Tranquillo
In recent years, the life sciences have embraced simulation as an important tool in biomedical research. Engineers are also using simulation as a powerful step in the design process. In both arenas, Matlab has become the gold standard. It is easy to ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Fundamentals of Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis Fundamentals of Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
David Whitman, Ronald Terry
The authors cover two general topics: basic engineering economics and risk analysis in this text. Within the topic of engineering economics are discussions on the time value of money and interest relationships. These interest relationships are used t...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems
Donna Riley
Energy is a basic human need; technologies for energy conversion and use are fundamental to human survival. As energy technology evolves to meet demands for development and ecological sustainability in the 21st century, engineers need to have up-to-d...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Crafting Your Research Future Crafting Your Research Future
Charles Ling, Qiang Yang
What is it like to be a researcher or a scientist? For young people, including graduate students and junior faculty members in universities, how can they identify good ideas for research? How do they conduct solid research to verify and realize their...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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A Little Book on Teaching A Little Book on Teaching
Steven Barrett,
It is often a challenging and overwhelming transition to go from being a student to being a teacher. Many new faculty members of engineering and science have to make this dramatic transition in a very short time. In the same closing months of your Ph...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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Systems Engineering Systems Engineering
Howard Eisner
This book provides an overview of systems engineering, its important elements, and aspects of management that will lead in the direction of building systems with a greater likelihood of success. Emphasis is placed upon the following elements:
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Survive and Thrive Survive and Thrive
Wendy C. Crone
The experience of an untenured faculty member is highly dependent on the quality of the mentoring they receive. This mentoring may come from a number of different sources, and the concept of developing a constellation of mentors is highly recommended...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Fin-Shape Thermal Optimization Using Bejan's Constructal Theory Fin-Shape Thermal Optimization Using Bejan's Constructal Theory
Giulio Lorenzini, Simone Moretti, Alessandra Conti
The book contains research results obtained by applying Bejan's Constructal Theory to the study and therefore the optimization of fins, focusing on T-shaped and Y-shaped ones. Heat transfer from finned surfaces is an example of combined heat transfer...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering
Jay D. Humphrey, Jeffrey W. Holmes
Scientists and engineers seek to discover and disseminate knowledge so that it can be used to improve the human condition. Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering serves as a valuable aid in this pursuit it can be used as a textb...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Introduction to Engineering Introduction to Engineering
Lina Karam, Naji Mounsef
This lecture provides a hands-on glimpse of the field of electrical and computer engineering. The broad range of hands-on applications utilize LabVIEW and the NI-SPEEDY-33 hardware to explore concepts such as basic computer input and output, basic ro...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Introduction to Engineering Introduction to Engineering
Lina Karam, Naji Mounsef
This lecture provides a hands-on glimpse of the field of electrical engineering. The introduced applications utilize the NI ELVIS hardware and software platform to explore concepts such as circuits, power, analog sensing, and introductory analog sign...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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