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Thinking Like an Engineer: An Active Learning Approach, 3rd Edition

By Elizabeth A. Stephan, David R. Bowman, William J. Park, Benjamin L. Sill, Matthew W. Ohland

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 29, 2014

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Thinking Like an Engineer: An Active Learning Approach, Third Edition, is specifically designed to utilize an active learning environment for first-year engineering courses.

 

MyEngineeringLab for Thinking Like an Engineer is a complete digital solution for your first-year engineering course. MyEngineeringLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students as it offers customized, self-paced learning with instant feedback. Students will be prepared ahead of class, allowing you to spend class time focusing on active learning.

 

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Note: You are purchasing the standalone text. MyEngineeringLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyEngineeringLab, search for ISBN-10: 0133808483 / ISBN-13: 9780133808483. That package contains ISBN-10: 0133593215 / ISBN-13: 9780133593211 and ISBN-10: 0133595625 / ISBN-13: 9780133595628. MyEngineeringLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Table of Contents

 PREFACE ix

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xvii

 Part 1

 ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS 1

 ENGINEERING IS AN . . . ITCH! 3

 CHAPTER 1

 EVERYDAY ENGINEERING 6

 1.1 CHOOSING A CAREER 6

 1.2 CHOOSING ENGINEERING AS A CAREER 7

 1.3 NAE GRAND CHALLENGES FOR ENGINEERING 9

 1.4 CHOOSING A SPECIFIC ENGINEERING FIELD 12

 1.5 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY–A RELATED FIELD 20

 1.6 GATHERING INFORMATION 22

 1.7 PURSUING STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES 25

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 36

 CHAPTER 2

 ETHICS 40

 2.1 ETHICAL DECISION MAKING 41

 2.2 PLAGIARISM 46

 2.3 ENGINEERING CREED 47

 2.4 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 48

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 50

 CHAPTER 3

 DESIGN AND TEAMWORK 57

 3.1 DESIGN 57

 3.2 DEFINING THE PROBLEM OR NEED 59

 3.3 CRITERIA: DEFINING WHAT IS IMPORTANT 60

 3.4 GENERATING IDEAS 61

 3.5 COMPARING DESIGNS AND MAKING DECISIONS 65

 3.6 PROTOTYPING AND TESTING 66

 3.7 SUSTAINABILITY 68

 3.8 WORKING IN TEAMS 70

 3.9 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: PERIOD ANALYSIS 76

 3.10 PROJECT TIMELINE 79

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 81

 MINI DESIGN PROJECTS 82

 CHAPTER 4

 ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION 86

 4.1 BASIC PRESENTATION SKILLS 87

 4.2 SAMPLE PRESENTATIONS 89

 4.3 BASIC TECHNICAL WRITING SKILLS 92

 4.4 COMMON TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION FORMATS 96

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 102

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 109

 CHAPTER 5

 ESTIMATION 114

 5.1 GENERAL HINTS FOR ESTIMATION 117

 5.2 ESTIMATION BY ANALOGY 119

 5.3 ESTIMATION BY AGGREGATION 119

 5.4 ESTIMATION BY UPPER AND LOWER BOUNDS 120

 5.5 ESTIMATION USING MODELING 121

 5.6 SIGNIFICANT FIGURES 121

 5.7 REASONABLENESS 125

 5.8 NOTATION 129

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 132

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 135

 CHAPTER 6

 SOLVEM 136

 6.1 DEFINING SOLVEM 136 

 6.2 REPRESENTING FINAL RESULTS 142

 6.3 AVOIDING COMMON MISTAKES 143

 6.4 EXAMPLES OF SOLVEM 143

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 146

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 149

 Part 2

 UBIQUITOUS UNITS 151

 CHAPTER 7

 FUNDAMENTAL DIMENSIONS

 AND BASE UNITS 153

 7.1 THE METRIC SYSTEM 154

 7.2 OTHER UNIT SYSTEMS 157

 7.3 CONVERSION PROCEDURE FOR UNITS 158

 7.4 CONVERSIONS INVOLVING MULTIPLE STEPS 161

 7.5 CONVERSIONS INVOLVING “NEW” UNITS 165

 7.6 DERIVED DIMENSIONS AND UNITS 167

 7.7 EQUATION LAWS 171

 7.8 CONVERSION INVOLVING EQUATIONS 174

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 177

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 182

 CHAPTER 8

 UNIVERSAL UNITS 188

 8.1 FORCE 188

 8.2 WEIGHT 191

 8.3 DENSITY 193

 8.4 AMOUNT 197

 8.5 TEMPERATURE 201

 8.6 PRESSURE 204

 8.7 GAS PRESSURE 209

 8.8 ENERGY 211

 8.9 POWER 215

 8.10 EFFICIENCY 217

 8.11 ELECTRICAL CONCEPTS 222

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 232

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 242

 CHAPTER 9

 DIMENSIONLESS NUMBERS 248

 9.1 CONSTANTS WITH UNITS 248

 9.2 COMMON DIMENSIONLESS NUMBERS 251

 9.3 DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS 254

 9.4 RAYLEIGH’S METHOD 257

 IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES 266

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 270

 Part 3

 SCRUPULOUS

 WORKSHEETS 275 TIME MANAGEMENT 277

 CHAPTER 10

 EXCEL WORKBOOKS 280

 10.1 CELL REFERENCES 281

 10.2 FUNCTIONS IN EXCEL 284

 10.3 LOGIC AND CONDITIONALS 292

 10.4 LOOKUP AND DATA VALIDATION 300

 10.5 CONDITIONAL FORMATTING 305

 10.6 SORTING AND FILTERS 308

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 315

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 329

 CHAPTER 11

 GRAPHICAL SOLUTIONS 342

 11.1 GRAPHING TERMINOLOGY 342

 11.2 PROPER PLOTS 343

 11.3 AVAILABLE GRAPH TYPES IN EXCEL 350

 11.4 GRAPH INTERPRETATION 353

 11.5 MEANING OF LINE SHAPES 357

 11.6 GRAPHICAL SOLUTIONS 362

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 370

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 381

 CHAPTER 12

 MODELS AND SYSTEMS 393

 12.1 LINEAR FUNCTIONS 395

 12.2 LINEAR RELATIONSHIPS 398

 12.3 POWER FUNCTIONS 413

 12.4 EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS 417

 INCLASS ACTIVITIES 422

 REVIEW QUESTIONS 432

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