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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

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ISBN 9780340939956
Published April 24, 2009 by CRC Press
520 Pages

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Book Description

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering is an essential text for all first-year undergraduate students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. The text gives a thorough grounding in the following core engineering topics: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, electricals and electronics, and materials science. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to civil, automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students.

The text is written by an experienced team of first-year lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham.

The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes:

  • worked examples of exam-style questions
  • multiple-choice self-assessment
  • revision guides.

Table of Contents

Solid Mechanics. Materials and Processing. Fluid Dynamics. Thermodynamics. Electrical and Electronic Systems. Machine Dynamics.

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Dr Michael Clifford has lectured at the University of Nottingham since 1998. He has taught a wide range of subjects including professional Studies, Computational and Numerical Techniques, Further Mathematical Techniques in Design and and Production and Fibre Reinforced Composites and Design. He has over seventy academic publications, including teaching case studies on the use of appropriate technology in further education. He also coordinates the Royal Academy of Engineering's Headstart programme at the University.