2nd Edition

Engineering Science
For Foundation Degree and Higher National

ISBN 9780367432720
Published August 31, 2020 by Routledge
528 Pages 638 B/W Illustrations

USD $56.95

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Book Description

Focusing primarily on core topics in mechanical and electrical science, students enrolled on a wide range of higher education engineering courses at undergraduate level will find Engineering Science, second edition, an invaluable aid to their learning.

With updated and expanded content, this new edition covers sections on the mechanics of materials, dynamics, thermodynamics, electrostatics and electromagnetic principles, and a.c./d.c. circuit theory. Entirely new sections are devoted to the study of gyroscopes and the effect of applied torques on their behaviour, and the use of Laplace transformation as a tool for modelling complex networks of inductance, capacitance and resistance. In addition, a new overview of the decibel (dB) introduces a handy technique for expressing logarithmic ratios.

Knowledge-check and review questions, along with activities, are included throughout the book, and the necessary background mathematics is integrated alongside the appropriate areas of engineering. The result is a clear and easily accessible textbook that encourages independent study and covers the essential scientific principles that students will meet at this level.

The book is supported with a companion website for students and lecturers at www.key2engineeringscience.com, and it includes:

• Solutions to the Test Your Knowledge and Review Questions in the book

• Further guidance on Essential Mathematics with introductions to vectors, vector operations, the calculus and differential equations, etc.

• An extra chapter on steam properties, cycles and plant

• Downloadable SCILAB scripts that help simplify some of the advanced mathematical content

• Selected illustrations from the book

Table of Contents

Preface PART I MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 1 Fundamentals 2 Simply supported beams 3 Torsion and shafts 4 Pressure vessels 5 Concentrically loaded columns and struts 6 Introduction to strain energy 7 Complex stress and strain PART II DYNAMICS 8 Fundamentals 9 Kinematics of mechanisms 10 Power transmission systems 11 Oscillatory motion and vibration PART III THERMODYNAMICS 12 Fundamentals 13 Thermodynamic systems 14 Perfect gas processes 15 Thermal cycles 16 Combustion engines 17 Introduction to heat transfer 18 Introduction to fluid mechanics PART IV ELECTROSTATICS AND ELECTROMAGNETISM 19 Electrostatics and capacitors 20 Electromagnetism and inductors PART V DIRECT CURRENT 21 Current, voltage and resistance 22 Circuit theorems PART VI TRANSIENTS 23 Transients 24 Transients in R–L–C systems PART VII ALTERNATING CURRENT 25 A.C. principles 26 Complex impedance and admittance 27 Resonant circuits 28 Coupled magnetic circuits 29 Power, power factor and power factor correction 30 Complex waveforms and Fourier analysis 31 Power in a complex waveform 32 A.C. network analysis Index

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Mike Tooley has over 30 years’ experience of teaching electrical principles, electronics, and avionics to engineers and technicians. He was previously Vice Principal at Brooklands College, Surrey.

Lloyd Dingle has held several posts in engineering training and education over the past 30 years, most notably as Head of School and Associate Dean of Technology at Brooklands College, Surrey.