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7th Edition

Engineering Science

ISBN 9780367554453
Published November 17, 2020 by Routledge
598 Pages 538 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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).