an introduction to mechanical engineering part 1 pdf
This book is written for undergraduate engineers and those who teach them. It contains
concise chapters on solid mechanics, materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electronics
and dynamics, which provide grounding in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering
science.An introduction to mathematics is covered in the companion publication,
An Introduction to Mathematics for Engineers by Stephen Lee, also published by Hodder
The material in this book is supported by an accompanying website:
www.hodderplus.co.uk/mechanicalengineering. The authors have over 120 years’ experience of teaching undergraduate engineers between them, mostly, but not exclusively, at the University of Nottingham.The material contained within this textbook has been derived from lecture notes, research findings and personal experience from within the lecture theatre and tutorial sessions.
We gratefully acknowledge the support, encouragement and occasional gentle prod from
Stephen Halder and Gemma Parsons at Hodder Education, without whom this book would
still be a figment of our collected imaginations.