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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

By: Michael Clifford (author), Kathy Simmons (author), Philip Shipway (author)Paperback

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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering is an essential text for all first-year undergraduate students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. The text gives a thorough grounding in the following core engineering topics: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, electricals and electronics, and materials science. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to civil, automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students. The text is written by an experienced team of first-year lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham. The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes: worked examples of exam-style questionsmultiple-choice self-assessmentrevision guides.

About Author

Dr Michael Clifford has lectured at the University of Nottingham since 1998. He has taught a wide range of subjects including professional Studies, Computational and Numerical Techniques, Further Mathematical Techniques in Design and and Production and Fibre Reinforced Composites and Design. He has over seventy academic publications, including teaching case studies on the use of appropriate technology in further education. He also coordinates the Royal Academy of Engineering's Headstart programme at the University.


Solid MechanicsRichard BrooksBasic design analysisStress, strain and elasticityBeam bendingMulti-axial stress and strainTorsionMaterials and ProcessingAndrew Kennedy and Philip ShipwayIntroductionThe structure and properties of materialsProperties of materialsSelection of materials in engineering designMaterials processingFailure of materialsFluid DynamicsStephen PickeringIntroductory conceptsFluids at rest - hydrostaticsFluids in motionFluids in motion - linear momentumThermodynamicsPaul ShaylerIntroductionThe first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, work and heat transferThe second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, the Clausius inequality, entropy and irreversibilityThe properties of perfect gas, water and steamTypes of process and their analysis for work and heat transferModes of heat transfer and steady-state heat transfer ratesCycles, power plant and enginesElectrical and Electronic SystemsAlan HoweIntroductionDirect current circuitsElectromagnetic systemsCapacitanceAlternating current circuitsThree-phase circuitsSemiconductor rectifiersAmplifiersDigital electronicsTransformersAC induction motorsMachine DynamicsStewart McWilliamIntroductionBasic mechanicsKinematics of a particle in a planeKinematics of rigid bodies in a planeKinematics of linkage mechanisms in a planeMass properties of rigid bodiesKinematics of a rigid body in a planeBalancing of rotating massesGeared systemsWork and energyImpulse, impact and momentum

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780340939956
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780340939956
  • weight: 1380
  • ISBN10: 0340939958

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