30-Second Engineering

50 key fields, methods, and principles, each explained in half a minute

30-Second Engineering surveys the tasks and challenges that engineers face in every field, from civil to electrical, and explores their methods, inventions and achievements.

Part of the 30-Second series, this introduction to engineering is split into 7 chapters that cover:

Engineering Methods - from problem solving to applying mathematics
Civil & Environmental Engineering - building bridges, taming rivers and industry ethics
Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering - from thrust bearings to robotics
Chemical Engineering & Energy Production - energy supplies and industry hazards
Electrical & Electronic Engineering - from computers to internet storage and biomedical body parts
Aerospace & Transport Engineering - driverless cars, floating factories and lessons from space
Engineering the future - how engineers endeavour to save the planet

Plus profiles of notable engineers, such as Ernst Dickmanns, William Rankine, Liang Jianying and Fazlur Khan. Les mer
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30-Second Engineering surveys the tasks and challenges that engineers face in every field, from civil to electrical, and explores their methods, inventions and achievements.

Part of the 30-Second series, this introduction to engineering is split into 7 chapters that cover:

Engineering Methods - from problem solving to applying mathematics
Civil & Environmental Engineering - building bridges, taming rivers and industry ethics
Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering - from thrust bearings to robotics
Chemical Engineering & Energy Production - energy supplies and industry hazards
Electrical & Electronic Engineering - from computers to internet storage and biomedical body parts
Aerospace & Transport Engineering - driverless cars, floating factories and lessons from space
Engineering the future - how engineers endeavour to save the planet

Plus profiles of notable engineers, such as Ernst Dickmanns, William Rankine, Liang Jianying and Fazlur Khan.

Each topic is summarised in 300 words with one image, helping you understand the subject at great speed. Written by industry experts from around the world, this book gives incredible insight to an underrated but integral occupation. Without it, skyscrapers, driverless cars, energy supply systems, AI, factories, the internet and aircraft would not exist. Engineering enabled our evolution and this book will arm you with the conversational prowess to discuss it.

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Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1: Engineering Methods
Glossary
Divide & conquer
Applying mathematics
Beyond science
Problem-solving design
Standards and specifications
Making it happen
Engineering thinking
PROFILE: Charles Yelverton O'Connor

Chapter 2: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Glossary
Civil engineering
Force Equilibrium principle
Geotechnical engineering
Engineers and architects
Engineering and civilization
Taming great rivers
Engineering ethics
Environmental engineering
PROFILE: Fazlur Rahman Khan

Chapter 3: Mechanical, Materials, & Mechatronic Engineering
Mechanical engineering
Materials engineering
Mechatronics
Defence readiness
Thrust bearings to terabytes
Wind energy
Robotics and automation
PROFILE: William Rankine

Chapter 4: Chemical Engineering & Energy Production
Chemical engineering
Power generation and energy storage
Nuclear power
Organizational safety
Process plant safety
Plastics and fertilizers
PROFILE: Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch

Chapter 5: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electrical engineering
Electronic engineering
Computer engineering
Software engineering
Nanotechnology
Information and telecoms
Signal processing
Biomedical engineering
PROFILE: Grace Brewster Hopper

Chapter 6: Aerospace & Transport Engineering
Railway engineering
Floating factories
Fundamentals of aerodynamics
Aerospace materials
Lessons from space
Driverless cars
PROFILE: Liang Jianying

Chapter 7: Engineering the Future
Thinking differently
Innovation
Energy and finance
Resource scarcity
Feeding our world
Water security
Controlling pollution
Future transport: Drone Ships
PROFILE: Ernst Dickmanns

Index & Acknowledgments

Om forfatteren

James Trevelyan is emeritus professor at The University of Western Australia, where he taught engineering for 41 years. He is best-known for pioneering sheep-shearing robots, remote access laboratories and landmine clearance methods. He won the pre-eminent award for robotics-the Engelberger Science and Technology Award-in 1993. An expert in the theory of engineering practice, Trevelyan has won several national awards for teaching excellence and awards for papers on engineering education. He is author of The Making of an Expert Engineer, which summarises his pioneering research on how engineering work is actually performed.