Author Keith L. Richards believes that design engineers spend only a small fraction of time actually designing and drawing, and the remainder of their time finding relevant design information for a specific method or problem. He draws on his own experience as a mechanical engineering designer to offer assistance to other practicing and student engineers facing the same struggle. Design Engineer's Reference Guide: Mathematics, Mechanics, and Thermodynamics provides engineers with a roadmap for navigating through common situations or dilemmas. This book starts off by introducing reference information on the coverage of differential and integral calculus, Laplaceas transforms, determinants, and matrices. It provides a numerical analysis on numerical methods of integration, NewtonaRaphsonas methods, the Jacobi iterative method, and the GaussaSeidel method. It also contains reference information, as well as examples and illustrations that reinforce the topics of most chapter subjects. A companion to the Design Engineer's Handbook and Design Engineer's Case Studies and Examples, this textbook covers a range of basic engineering concepts and common applications including: ac Mathematics ac Numerical analysis ac Statics and kinematics ac Mechanical vibrations ac Control system modeling ac Basic thermodynamics ac Fluid mechanics and linkages An entry-level text for students needing to understand the underlying principles before progressing to a more advanced level, Design Engineer's Reference Guide: Mathematics, Mechanics, and Thermodynamics is also a basic reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and design engineers.FIGURE 4.24 Vector product. 4.3.8 vectOR (OR cROss) pROduct 1. The vector product of two vectors (Figure 4.24) is defined as a vector whose magnitude is equal to the product of magnitudes times the sine of the angle between the vectors.

Title | : | Design Engineer's Reference Guide |

Author | : | Keith L. Richards |

Publisher | : | CRC Press - 2014-03-11 |

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