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Engineering Design: An Introduction, 1st Edition

  • John R. Karsnitz, Ph.D. The College of New Jersey
  • John P. Hutchinson, Ph.D. The College of New Jersey (Emeritus)
  • Stephen O'Brien, Ph.D. The College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-10: 1418062413  |  ISBN-13: 9781418062415
  • 538 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
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About

Overview

With an innovative approach that uses projects and student exploration as key learning tools, Engineering Design: An Introduction offers an overview of the basic engineering principles and concepts that shape today's modern world. These concepts are presented in a flexible, two-part format. Part I describes the process of engineering and technology product design, while Part II develops specific skill sets needed to understand and participate in the process. Opportunities to experiment and learn abound, with projects ranging from technical drawing to designing electrical systems and more. With this emphasis on project-based learning, the book is an ideal supplement to Project Lead the Way's innovative series of project-based curricula designed to increase student interest in engineering careers. Engineering Design's broad scope and sound coverage of the essential concepts and techniques used in engineering design making it the perfect addition to any curriculum.

Features and Benefits

  • Case Studies, Career Profiles, and Boxed Articles are provided to demonstrate how engineers develop career pathways, work through product failures, and innovate to continuously improve various products, giving students a real-world context for the information covered
  • Includes techniques for documenting ideas, technical drawing, human factors, design styles, and more so students can apply what they have learned effectively
  • Abundant figures and illustrations clarify key concepts
  • Section devoted to the application of math and science ensures integration of other fundamental subjects
  • e-resource containing lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and an image library offers additional support for teachers

Table of Contents

PART ONE
Chapter 1 Technology: The Human-Designed World
Chapter 2 The Process of Design
Chapter 3 Development of the Team
Chapter 4 Drawing and Documenting
Chapter 5 Reverse Engineering
Chapter 6 Investigation and Research for Design Development
Chapter 7 Generating and Developing Ideas
Chapter 8 Testing and Evaluating
Chapter 9 Manufacturing
PART TWO
Chapter 10 Technical Drawing
Chapter 11 Designing Structural Systems
Chapter 12 Designing Mechanical Systems
Chapter 13 Designing Electrical Systems
Chapter 14 Designing Pneumatic Systems
Chapter 15 Human Factors in Design and Engineering
Chapter 16 Math and Science Applications
Chapter 17 Graphics and Presentation
Appendix: The Nominal Group Technique
Glossary of Terms

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Workbook

ISBN-10: 1435478142 | ISBN-13: 9781435478145

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418062421 | ISBN-13: 9781418062422)

List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.50

Virtual and Physical Modeling for Engineering Design: A Student Activity Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435439058 | ISBN-13: 9781435439054)

This activity manual contains 5 units with a total of 30 hands-on projects in the following areas: Visualization, 3D Modeling, Energy and Power Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biometrics. A primary goal of the 30 projects is to increase your technological literacy in line with ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy and national standards for mathematics and science.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

eResource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 141806243X | ISBN-13: 9781418062439)

Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418020265 | ISBN-13: 9781418020262)

For the latest digital principles, techniques, and hardware, look no further than this up-to-date fifth edition! Practical, easy-to-understand coverage of the basics of digital design is provided, along with information on the necessary hardware to implement the design, and VHDL programming language for programming PLD devices. Everything from basic programming concepts to microprocessors and microcontrollers is featured, with updated coverage of CMOS sub-families and IC packages that reflect recent industry changes. The only book of its kind that includes both hands-on labs and MultiSIM computer-simulated labs, Digital Electronics, 5th Edition provides users with opportunities to apply theory in real-world situations while becoming familiar with computer simulation technology.

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

Engineering Drawing and Design  (ISBN-10: 1418029874 | ISBN-13: 9781418029876)

For more than twenty years, customers have relied on Engineering Drawing and Design for its easy-to-read, A-to-Z coverage of drafting and design instruction that complies with industry standards. The fourth edition continues its tradition of excellence with a multitude of actual quality industry drawings demonstrating content coverage, and the addition of new problems to the hundreds already on-hand for real world, practical application. The engineering design process featured in this revision contains all-new material following an actual product design from concept through manufacturing, and a multitude of new design problems for challenging applications or for use as team projects. Other enhancements include updated coverage of Civil Drafting, 3D CADD, solid modeling, parametric applications, and more.

List Price = $287.95  | CengageBrain Price = $287.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $216.50

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1418062421 | ISBN-13: 9781418062422)

List Price = $62.95  | CengageBrain Price = $62.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $47.50

Virtual and Physical Modeling for Engineering Design: A Student Activity Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435439058 | ISBN-13: 9781435439054)

This activity manual contains 5 units with a total of 30 hands-on projects in the following areas: Visualization, 3D Modeling, Energy and Power Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biometrics. A primary goal of the 30 projects is to increase your technological literacy in line with ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy and national standards for mathematics and science.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418020265 | ISBN-13: 9781418020262)

For the latest digital principles, techniques, and hardware, look no further than this up-to-date fifth edition! Practical, easy-to-understand coverage of the basics of digital design is provided, along with information on the necessary hardware to implement the design, and VHDL programming language for programming PLD devices. Everything from basic programming concepts to microprocessors and microcontrollers is featured, with updated coverage of CMOS sub-families and IC packages that reflect recent industry changes. The only book of its kind that includes both hands-on labs and MultiSIM computer-simulated labs, Digital Electronics, 5th Edition provides users with opportunities to apply theory in real-world situations while becoming familiar with computer simulation technology.

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

Engineering Drawing and Design  (ISBN-10: 1418029874 | ISBN-13: 9781418029876)

For more than twenty years, customers have relied on Engineering Drawing and Design for its easy-to-read, A-to-Z coverage of drafting and design instruction that complies with industry standards. The fourth edition continues its tradition of excellence with a multitude of actual quality industry drawings demonstrating content coverage, and the addition of new problems to the hundreds already on-hand for real world, practical application. The engineering design process featured in this revision contains all-new material following an actual product design from concept through manufacturing, and a multitude of new design problems for challenging applications or for use as team projects. Other enhancements include updated coverage of Civil Drafting, 3D CADD, solid modeling, parametric applications, and more.

List Price = $287.95  | CengageBrain Price = $287.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $216.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John R. Karsnitz, Ph.D.

John R. Karsnitz, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Technological Studies in the College of New Jersey's School of Engineering, where he coordinates the Professional Studies and Technological Design strand. His teaching emphasizes multimedia, architectural, and civil engineering design, as well as technology education, while his primary research interests include technological literacy in general education, pre-engineering, and STEM education. In addition to authoring several textbooks and presenting at many state and regional conferences, Dr. Karsnitz is an active member of several professional organizations. His current affiliations include the International Technology Education Association (ITEA), the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE), the New Jersey Technology Education Association (NJTEA), and the New Jersey Engineering Education Council (NJEEC). Dr. Karsnitz earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Millersville University and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

John P. Hutchinson, Ph.D.

John Hutchinson is an emeritus professor in the Department of Technological Studies at The College of New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and has authored books on Design and Problem Solving in Technology and Designing with Pro/DESKTOP. Dr. Hutchinson taught at the high school, community college, and college level for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Dr. Hutchinson worked closely with colleagues from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries in design and technology curriculum development.

Stephen O'Brien, Ph.D.

Following a successful career in electrical engineering, in 2006 Stephen O'Brien, Ph.D., joined the faculty of The College of New Jersey, where he is an associate professor of technological studies in the School of Engineering. He also coordinates the Electrical Engineering Design strand and is director of the college's Center for Excellence in STEM Education. His teaching focuses on engineering math, analog circuits, digital electronics, robotics and controls, and advanced engineering design. Dr. O'Brien's scholarly work includes over 40 publications and 13 patents, primarily in the field of optoelectronic devices, as well as frequent presentations at national professional conferences. His research interests include the efficacy of STEM training and education, as well as interdisciplinary work combining humanities, engineering, and technology. He earned a B.S. in math and physics from Western Washington University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.