The third edition of this book exposes the reader to a wide array of engineering principles and their application to agriculture. It presents an array of more or less independent topics to facilitate daily assessments or quizzes, and aims to enhance the students' problem solving ability. Each chapter contains objectives, worked examples and sample problems are included at the end of each chapter. This book was first published in the late 60's by AVI. It remains relevant for post secondary classes in Agricultural Engineering Technology and Agricultural Mechanics, and secondary agriculture teachers.
Harry L. Field is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Mechanics in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University. John B. Solie is a Professor of Biomachinery in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University.
Problem Solving.- Significant Figures and Standard Form.- Common Units of Measure.- Simple Machines.- Internal Combustion Engines.- Power Trains.- Tractors and Power Units.- Machinery Calibration.- Equipment Efficiency and Capacity.- Economics of Agricultural Machinery.- Sound and Noise.- Measuring Distance.- Angles and Areas.- Land Description.- Differential and Profile Leveling.- Weather.- Water Runoff.- Erosion and Erosion Control.- Irrigation.- Handling, Moisture Management, and Storage of Biological Products.- Animal Waste Management.- Insulation and Heat Flow.- Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning.- Selection of Structural Members.- Principles of Electricity.- Series and Parallel Circuits.- Sizing Conductors.- Electric Motors.