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Engineering Fundamentals

By: Ryan A. Brown, Joshua W. Brown, and Michael Berkeihiser
ISBN: 978-1-61960-220-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2014
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Description
Engineering Fundamentals: Design, Principles, and Careers provides a complete introduction to the field, starting with the design process and then reviewing, in-depth, nine of the top disciplines. For each discipline, career options, educational requirements, basic math and science principles, and real-world applications are presented. The content fully supports STEM initiatives and an activity-based curriculum.
  • The text is appropriate for all levels of students as technical content is presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Students learn methods to identify problems, brainstorm, and develop solutions.
  • It correlates to college and career readiness state standards for math and to Next Generation Science Standards.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
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Text 370 978-1-61960-220-5 $96.00
Engineering Fundamentals provides high school students with a complete introduction to the field of engineering. The textbook begins with an extensive, five-chapter introduction to the engineering design process. This section is followed by nine chapters focused on engineering disciplines. Each of these chapters describes the specific engineering career, its educational requirements, some of the basic math and science principles applicable to the discipline, and examples of real-world engineering projects.

Engineering Fundamentals is appropriate for all levels of student. The textbook is intended to educate students about career opportunities in engineering and to provide practical applications of math and science principles. The goal of the book is to inspire students to consider engineering-related careers and to be more successful in their math and science courses.
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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-61960-223-6 $96.00
The Online Text six-year classroom subscription allows online access, in school or at home, for six consecutive years. A classroom subscription is for a shared group of students, and requires a purchase of a class set with the total pricing based on the number of users who require access.

The Online Text provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Text include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 370 978-1-61960-224-3 $128.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 6yr Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Workbook 256 978-1-61960-225-0 $24.00
Designed to help students review content, apply knowledge, and develop critical-thinking skills. A wide variety of activities are provided for various learning styles. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Instructor's Annotated Workbook 256 978-1-61960-227-4 $80.00 *
Designed for presenting answers to workbook activities right where you need them.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-226-7 $260.00 *
The Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in PDF format.
  • Correlation Charts. Correlation Charts aligning the text with curriculum standards. Files are in PDF format.
  • Answer Keys. Chapter Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Annotated Workbook. Instructor's Annotated Workbook provided in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.


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ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 656 test questions 978-1-61960-228-1 $248.00 *
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Windows®:
Windows® XP SP or later; Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.6 or later; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 600 slides 978-1-61960-229-8 $240.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 16 chapters, comprising over 600 slides of instructional material.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 600 slides 978-1-61960-230-4 $600.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 16 chapters, comprising over 600 slides of instructional material.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), Adobe® Reader® (free download).
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Table of Contents
1. What is Engineering?
2. Engineering Design
3. Defining Problems and Brainstorming
4. Researching Designs
5. Communicating Solutions
6. Modeling, Testing, and Final Outputs
7. Materials Engineering
8. Electrical Engineering
9. Civil Engineering
10. Mechanical Engineering
11. Bioengineering
12. Computer Engineering
13. Aerospace Engineering
14. Manufacturing Engineering
15. Chemical Engineering
16. Engineering as a Profession
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Chapter 8 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology / Engineering)
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Chapter 8 (PPS, 1.81 MB)
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About the Author(s)

Ryan A. Brown - is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an associate director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Illinois State University. He currently teaches courses for preservice teachers on topics such as instructional methods and assessment. Previously, he taught a variety of courses at the secondary level, including design processes, transportation systems, and fundamentals of engineering. Dr. Brown coauthored Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering with Dr. R. Thomas Wright. He has also written titles in both the Humans Innovating Technology Series (HITS) and the Kids Inventing Technology Series (KITS) for ITEEA, as well as in the Activity! series for the Center for Implementing Technology in Education. Dr. Brown's educational background includes a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Ball State University and a doctorate degree from Indiana University.

Joshua W. Brown - is an assistant professor in the Department of Technology and Engineering Education at Illinois State University. He previously taught middle school and high school in Indiana. He currently prepares future technology and engineering education teachers and is actively involved in the student organizations Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Student Association (TEECA) and the Technology Student Association. His research focus is in STEM education and integrating engineering into secondary classrooms. Joshua W. Brown has a B.S. from Ball State University in Technology Education, an Ed.M. from University of Illinois in Educational Psychology, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Curriculum Studies.

Michael Berkeihiser - has written numerous journal articles for Technology and Engineering Teacher and the TEEAP Journal and has presented at many conferences. Mike teaches Engineering Design, Architectural Design, and Electronics at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Unionville's Technology Education Department won ITEA and TEEAP Program Excellence Award in 2009.

Berkeihiser's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Millersville University and a master's degree from Ball State University.