TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSION.
Overview. What Is Engineering? Who Are Mechanical Engineers? Career Paths. Typical Program of Study.
2. MECHANICAL DESIGN.
Overview. The Design Process. Manufacturing Processes.
3. TECHNICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
Overview. General Technical Problem-Solving Approach. Unit Systems and Conversions. Significant Digits. Dimensional Consistency. Estimation in Engineering. Communication Skills in Engineering.
4. FORCES IN STRUCTURES AND MACHINES.
Overview. Forces in Rectangular and Polar Forms. Resultant of Several Forces. Moment of a Force. Equilibrium of Forces and Moments. Design Application: Rolling-Element Bearings.
5. MATERIALS AND STRESSES.
Overview. Tension and Compression. Material Response. Shear. Engineering Materials. Factor of Safety.
6. FLUIDS ENGINEERING.
Overview. Properties of Fluids. Pressure and Buoyancy Force. Laminar and Turbulent Fluid Flows. Fluid Flow in Pipes. Drag Force. Lift Force.
7. THERMAL AND ENERGY SYSTEMS.
Overview. Mechanical Energy, Work, and Power. Heat as Energy in Transit. Energy Conservation and Conversion. Heat Engines and Efficiency. Internal-Combustion Engines. Electrical Power Generation.
8. MOTION AND POWER TRANSMISSION.
Overview. Rotational Motion. Design Application: Gears. Speed, Torque, and Power in Gearsets. Simple and Compound Geartrains. Design Application: Belt and Chain Drives. Planetary Geartrains.
Appendix A: Greek Alphabet.
Appendix B: Trigonometry Review.