Mechanical Engineering Systems – R. Gentle, W. Bolton, P. Edwards – 1st Edition


The authors of Mechanical Systems have taken a highly practical approach within this , bringing the subject to life through a lively text supported by numerous activities and case studies. Little prior knowledge of is assumed and so key numerical and statistical techniques are introduced through unique Maths in Action features.

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  • *Real-world engineering examples at the heart of each book
  • *Contextual introduction of key mathematical methods through Maths in Action features
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Content matched to requirements of IIE and other BSc Engineering and Technology courses. Practical text featuring worked examples, case studies, assignments and knowledge-check questions throughout. Maths in Action panels introduce key mathematical methods in their engineering contexts.

Table of Content

  • Preface

  • Introduction: The basis of engineering

  • Thermodynamics

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Dynamics

  • Statics

  • Solutions to problems

  • Index

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