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Introduction to Engineering Technology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Robert J. Pond, Jeffrey L. Rankinen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 23, 2008

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For an introductory course in Engineering Technologies.


Graduates of two-and four-year technical programs will become society's implementors, those who transform concepts into reality. They must combine a practical understanding of materials, machinery, and processes with the theories of today's practicing engineer. Graduates will work on the cutting edge of technology, installing, operating, and maintaining new equipment in manufacturing and service industries. The implementors will be needed by society, challenged by their careers, and rewarded by their successes. Introduction to Engineering Technology, Seventh Edition is for them.


The text 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.

Table of Contents

1.      Engineering Technology as a Career

2.      Career Choices in the Engineering Technologies

3.      Survival Skills — Preparing for the Engineering Technologies

4.      The Calculator

5.      Measurement Systems

6.      Right-Triangle Trigonometry and Geometry for Technologists

7.      The Technical Library

8.      The Personal Computer

9.      Networking, Internet, and Industrial Automation

10.  Your Future in Technology


Appendix A: Professional Organizations in Engineering

Appendix B: Algebraic Rules

Appendix C: Trigonometry

Appendix D: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems

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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-502813-1