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Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications 5th Edition

Ray V. Herren

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002, 1997, 1991
  • 800 Pages

Overview

Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications continues to be the most widely used textbook for high school Agricultural Mechanics programs nationwide because of its student friendly layout and its comprehensive coverage. Topics covered range from welding to tool identification, from diesel engine maintenance to masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to follow format allowing students to comprehend concepts and apply them in hands on applications. Objectives and competencies to be developed are included in each section, along with a list of new terms, a materials list, student activities, and self-evaluations. The new fifth edition has been updated throughout to address the changing technologies that help shape the world of agriculture.

Ray V. Herren, University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Gaylesville High School, Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as national president in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the national committee for career development events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, including induction into the Georgia Agricultural Teacher Hall of Fame and UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.
  • Updated unit on Welding, now includes coverage of Plasma!!
  • Additional questions have been added to the end of each unit.
  • Relevant websites have been included for additional information on the topics discussed.
  • Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM.
  • English/Spanish and Spanish/English translation in the glossary.
  • Full coverage is given to aspects of agricultural mechanics, providing the latest information in tools and technology.
  • Updated from cover to cover ensuring the most current trends in emerging technologies are addressed.
  • New Unit on Fence Design and Construction
  • The author's easy-to-read writing style allows students to comprehend the principles and applications of nearly every phase of the field.
  • Chapters are logically presented and thorough, positioning agricultural mechanics in the broad context of technology, science, and engineering.
SECTION 1: EXPLORING CAREERS IN AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS.
Unit 1: Mechanics in the World of Agriculture
Unit 2: Career Options in Agricultural Mechanics
SECTION 2: USING THE AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS SHOP.
Unit 3: Shop Orientation and Procedures
Unit 4: Personal Safety in Agricultural Mechanics
Unit 5: Reducing Hazards in Agricultural Mechanics
Unit 6: Shop Cleanup and Organization
SECTION 3: HAND WOODWORKING AND METALWORKING.
Unit 7: Hand Tools, Fasteners, and Hardware
Unit 8: Layout Tools and Procedures
Unit 9: Selecting, Cutting, and Shaping Wood
Unit 10: Fastening Wood
Unit 11: Finishing Wood
Unit 12: Identifying, Marking, Cutting, and Bending Metal
Unit 13: Fastening Metal
SECTION 4: POWER TOOLS IN THE AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS SHOP.
Unit 14: Portable Power Tools
Unit 15: Woodworking with Power Machines
Unit 16: Metalworking with Power Machines
SECTION 5: PROJECT PLANNING.
Unit 17: Sketching and Drawing Projects
Unit 18: Figuring a Bill of Materials
Unit 19: Selecting, Planning, and Building a Project
SECTION 6: TOOL FITTING.
Unit 20: Repairing and Reconditioning Tools
Unit 21: Sharpening Tools
SECTION 7: GAS HEATING, CUTTING, BRAZING, AND WELDING.
Unit 22: Using Gas Welding Equipment
Unit 23: Cutting with Oxyfuels and Other Gases
Unit 24: Brazing and Welding with Oxyacetylene
SECTION 8: ARC WELDING.
Unit 25: Selecting and Using Arc Welding Equipment
Unit 26: Arc Welding Mild Steel and GMAW/ GTAW Welding
SECTION 9: PAINTING.
Unit 27: Preparing Wood and Metal for Painting
Unit 28: Selecting and Applying Wood Materials
SECTION 10: SMALL GAS ENGINES.
Unit 29: Fundamentals of Small Engines
Unit 30: Small Engine Maintenance and Repair
Unit 31: Diesel Engines and Tractor Maintenance
SECTION 11: ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS.
Unit 32: Electrical Principles and Wiring Materials
Unit 33: Installing Branch Circuits
Unit 34: Electronics in Agriculture
Unit 35: Electronic Motors, Drives, and Controls
SECTION 12: PLUMBING, HYDRAULIC, AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS.
Unit 36: Plumbing
Unit 37: Irrigation Technology
Unit 38: Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Robotic Power
SECTION 13: CONCRETE AND MASONRY.
Unit 39: Concrete and Masonry
SECTION 14: AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES.
Unit 40: Planning and Constructing Agricultural Structures
Unit 41: Aquaculture, Greenhouse, and Hydroponics Structures
Unit 42: Fence Design and Construction
Appendix A. Projects
Appendix B. Data Tables
Glossary.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 1401859569
  • ISBN-13: 9781401859565
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $163.00
  • RETAIL $216.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781285058986
A PDF Instructor’s Manual provides objectives, competencies, glossary terms with definitions, and answers to the end-of-unit question. New to this edition, the instructor’s manual now includes lesson plan outlines for each unit with suggested class activities, a correlation guide to the National AFNR Career Cluster Standards, and additional suggested resources. Access via login.cengage.com.

ClassMaster CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285058993
The ClassMaster CD-ROM is a complete instructor's teaching package on CD-ROM composed of innovative tools designed to correlate to and reinforce the text. ClassMaster CD-ROMs include the following components: A PDF Instructor's Manual provides objectives, competencies, glossary terms with definitions, and answers to the end-of-unit question. New to this edition, the instructor's manual now includes lesson plan outlines for each unit with suggested class activities, a correlation guide to the National AFNR Career Cluster Standards, and additional suggested resources. A PDF Lab Manual Instructor's Guide provides answers to lab manual exercises and additional guidance for the instructor. It has been expanded for this edition to include more answer keys for the lab exercises found in the lab manual. A computerized test bank created in ExamView® makes generating tests and quizzes a snap. Expanded to include 1500+ questions with different question formats to choose from, you can create customized assessments for your students with the click of a button. Add your own unique questions and print rationales for easy class preparation. Instructor support slide presentations that can be customized in PowerPoint® format focusing on key points for each chapter. There is a slide presentation for each unit available to accompany the textbook. New! An Image Library with all of the illustrations from the textbook can be used in slide presentations or as part of classroom discussion. New! Correlation guides include content mapping to STEM, Common Core, and National AFNR Career Cluster Standards.

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285059013
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. This comprehensive workbook tests students' knowledge and reinforces learning of text content. Job sheets for each unit include an objective, tools and materials needed, and a procedure with short answer questions, procedural checklists, image labeling activities, or other activities meant to reinforce comprehension of unit content.

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285059013
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. This comprehensive workbook tests students' knowledge and reinforces learning of text content. Job sheets for each unit include an objective, tools and materials needed, and a procedure with short answer questions, procedural checklists, image labeling activities, or other activities meant to reinforce comprehension of unit content.