7th Edition

Engineering Science

By William Bolton Copyright 2021
    598 Pages 538 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    598 Pages 538 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses in engineering, being fully in line with the latest vocational courses at Level 2 and leading into Level 3. Taking a subject-led approach, engineering students will find the essential scientific principles necessary for their studies, developed topic by topic. Unlike most textbooks available for this field, it goes beyond the core science to include applications in the real world and the mechanical and electrical principles required for the majority of courses. It is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete set of answers.

    This new edition gives a detailed consideration of the basic arithmetic, algebraic and graphical methods needed in engineering courses so that it conforms completely with sections A and B of the BTEC Level 2 unit, and it provides the basic tools for the science that follows. A new chapter introduces the basic principles of calculus and more material is given on applications. This includes typical properties of materials and a discussion on the way properties of materials over the ages have changed the basic structures of bridges, weightlessness, snooker, thermal insulation and LEDs, as well as buildings, with a particular look at the engineering behind the collapse of the World Trade Centre.

    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

    30. Introducing calculus


    William Bolton has industrial experience in the aircraft industry, taught in a college of technology, been a UNESCO consultant and worked on projects in a number of countries; he was formerly Head of Research and Development and Monitoring at BTEC. He is author of many successful engineering textbooks including Higher Engineering Science (2004) and Materials for Engineering (2014).