Comprehensive engineering science coverage that is fully in line with the latest vocational course requirements
- New chapters on heat transfer and fluid mechanics
- Topic-based approach ensures that this text is suitable for all vocational engineering courses
- Coverage of all the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles within one volume provides a comprehensive exploration of scientific principles within engineering
Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses. Taking a subject-led approach, the essential scientific principles engineering students need for their studies are topic-by-topic based in presntation. Unlike most of the textbooks available for this subject, Bill Bolton goes beyond the core science to include the mechanical, electrical and electronic principles needed in the majority of courses.
A concise and accessible text is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete answer section at the back of the book. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been fully updated in line with the current BTEC National syllabus and will also prove an essential reference for students embarking on Higher National engineering qualifications and Foundation Degrees.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Basics 2. Statics 3. Stress and Strain 4. Linear Motion 5. Angular Motion 6. Dynamics 7. Energy 8. Heat 9. D.C. Circuits 10. Magnetism 11. Circuit Analysis 12. Semiconductors 13. Capacitance 14. Magnetic Flux 15. Alternating Current 16. Series A.C. Circuits 17. D.C. Circuit Analysis 18. D.C. Machines 19. Transients 20. Structures 21. Beams 22. Components 23. Circular Motion 24. Mechanical Power Transmission 25. Structural Members 26. Frictional Resistance 27. Angular Dynamics 28. Oscillations 29. Fluid Mechanics Answers Index
W. Bolton was formerly Head of Research and Development and Monitoring at BTEC. He has also been a UNESCO consultant and is author of many successful engineering textbooks.