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AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, 6th edition is designed for high school students learning agricultural mechanics. The text aims to connect the theory behind mechanics with the practical application. Topics covered are those common to most programs and include metal and career selection; wood and metal working; tool identification; project planning; cutting and welding; paints and paint application; power mechanics; electrical wiring; plumbing; hydraulics; concrete and masonry; and agricultural structures. Safety rules and precautions are prominent in every section of the units as well as an entire unit on personal safety. To engage the reader, Agricultural Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, 6th edition is illustrated with up-to-date images that support text material. In addition, 36 charts and data tables are included to provide information for project planning and measurement conversions. The last section of the text is dedicated to detailed drawings of 58 complete plans that are designed for the skill levels students should acquire at the completion of their course of study in agricultural mechanics.
- Full color modern illustrations.
- Concepts from theory to application.
- Diagrams and line drawings that are color coded and thoroughly explained.
- Student activities at the end of each unit.
- Thorough glossary that fully explains terms used in the texts.
- Over 30 data tables of measurements, conversions, and application charts.
- Over 50 complete project plans.
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 METAL WORKING.
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. Adjusting and Maintaining Power Woodworking Equipment.
Unit 17. Metalworking with Power Machines.
SECTION 5. PROJECT PLANNING.
Unit 18. Sketching and Drawing Projects.
Unit 19. Figuring a Bill of Materials.
Unit 20. Selecting, Planning, and Building a Project.
SECTION 6. TOOL FITTING.
Unit 21. Repairing and Reconditioning Tools.
Unit 22. Sharpening Tools.
SECTION 7. GAS HEATING, CUTTING, BRAZING, AND WELDING.
Unit 23. Using Gas Welding Equipment.
Unit 24. Cutting with Oxyfuels and Other Gases.
Unit 25. Brazing and Welding with Oxyacetylene.
SECTION 8. ARC WELDING.
Unit 26. Selecting and Using Arc Welding Equipment.
Unit 27. Arc Welding Mild Steel and GMAW/GTAW Welding.
SECTION 9. PAINTING.
Unit 28. Preparing Wood and Metal for Painting.
Unit 29. Selecting and Applying Painting Materials.
SECTION 10. POWER MECHANICS.
Unit 30. Fundamentals of Small Engines.
Unit 31. Small Engine Maintenance and Repair.
Unit 32. Diesel Engines and Tractor Maintenance.
SECTION 11. ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS.
Unit 33. Electrical Principles and Wiring Materials.
Unit 34. Installing Branch Circuits.
Unit 35. Electronics in Agriculture.
Unit 36. Electric Motors, Drives, and Controls.
SECTION 12. PLUMBING, HYDRAULIC, AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS.
Unit 37. Plumbing.
Unit 38. Irrigation Technology.
Unit 39. Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Robotic Power.
SECTION 13. CONCRETE AND MASONRY.
Unit 40. Concrete and Masonry.
SECTION 14. AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES.
Unit 41. Planning and Constructing Agricultural Structures.
Unit 42. Aquaculture, Greenhouse, and Hydroponics Structures.
Unit 43. Fence Design and Construction.
Appendix A. Projects.
Appendix B. Data Tables.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.
The ClassMaster CD-ROM provides the instructor with valuable resources to simplify the planning and implementation of the instructional program. It includes instructor slides in PowerPoint, computerized test bank, Image Library, Student worksheets, a correlation guide for the Delmar Agriscience DVD Series, and a pdf of the Instructor's Guide.
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience and give you an opportunity to experience hands-on the materials covered in the core text. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are found in the Lab Manual.