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Best Mechanical Engineering Books

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Best Mechanical Engineering Books
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Machinery's Handbook, Large Print book cover
Machinery's Handbook, Large Print
Erik Oberg - 2016-03-01 (first published in 1914)
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For more than 100 years,  Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most f...
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Engineer to Win
Carroll Smith - 1985-01-11
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Current state of the art in racing technology by a foremost expert in the field. Covers all forms of racing cars and includes a thorough analysis of metallurgy, metal fatigue and general materials technology. Details specific components and specific activities such as heat treatments, stress relieving, etc. Plus aerodynamics, ground effects, brakes...
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Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design
Richard Budynas - 2014-01-27 (first published in 2005)
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"Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design" is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors...
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Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
Richard E. Sonntag - 1998-01-02
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For the past three decades, Sonntag, Borgnakke, and Van Wylen's FUNDAMENTALS OF THERMODYNAMICS has been the leading textbook in the field. Now updated and enhanced with numerous worked examples, homework problems, and illustrations, and a rich selection of Web-based learning resources, the new Sixth Edition continues to present a comprehensive and ...
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To Engineer Is Human
The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Henry Petroski - 1992-03-31 (first published in 1985)
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"Reading Petroski's fine book is not only a delight, it is a necessity." --Houston ChronicleHow did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s—the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How did an oversi...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey - 2013-11-19 (first published in 1989)
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When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. This b...
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Engineering formulas
Kurt Gieck - 1983-01-01 (first published in 1972)
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A revision and expansion of the bestselling guide that gives engineers, scientists, and other specialists essential technical and mathematical formulas in a handy, pocket-sized format. In addition to updates and improvements throughout, this edition now includes an entirely new section on control engineering with facing pages available for notes, t...
This complete guide analyzes the thousands of options available and shows you how to choose the correct fastener for any application, whether it be racing, street performance or restoration. Plus important information on thread cutting, torque, material selection, inserts, panel fasteners and much more. Pub. 1990....
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Manufacturing Engineering & Technology
Serope Kalpakjian - 2013-04-01 (first published in 1989)
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"For courses in manufacturing processes at two- or four-year schools. This text also serves as a valuable reference text for professionals. " "An up-to-date text that provides a solid background in manufacturing processes" "Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, 7/e," presents a mostly qualitative description of the science, technology, and prac...
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Machinery's Handbook Pocket Companion
Richard Pohanish - 2008-03-02 (first published in 2000)
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Machinery's Handbook Pocket Companion puts all the basic information you need right at your fingertips. Extremely concise yet authoritative, this valuable tool draws on Machinery's Handbook's wealth of tables, charts and text to provide quick and easy access to the most basic data. Practitioners and students of the machine trades will find the Pock...
Machinery's Handbook Guide by Franklin D Jones
Mechanics of Fluids by Merle C. Potter
Mechatronics by W. Bolton
Machinery's Handbook by Erik Oberg
Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain by Richard Budynas, Ali Sadegh
Aircraft Layout and Detail Design by Newton H Anderson
Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering by Marcel Escudier
Design Paradigms by Henry Petroski
Invention by Design; How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing by Henry Petroski
Success through Failure by Henry Petroski