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Scientific Foundations of Engineering

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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107035850

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  • Providing an overview of the foundations of engineering from a fundamental scientific and physical perspective, this book reinforces the basic scientific and mathematical principles which underpin a range of engineering disciplines and applications. It covers the basics of physics, including quantum physics, as well as some key topics in chemistry, making it a valuable resource for both students and professionals looking to gain a more coherent and interdisciplinary understanding of engineering systems. Throughout, the focus is on common features of physical systems (such as mechanical and electronic resonance), showing how the same underlying principles apply to different disciplines. Problems are provided at the end of each chapter including conceptual questions and examples to demonstrate the practical application of fundamental scientific principles. These include real-world examples, which are solvable using computational packages such as MATLAB.

    • Basic principles are described clearly and illustrated by numerous examples and real-world applications
    • Provides a detailed overview of the scientific foundations of all engineering disciplines
    • Covers key background material, including an introduction to quantum physics
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    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107035850
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 243 b/w illus. 19 tables 206 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Kinematics and vectors
    2. Newton's laws, energy, and momentum
    3. Rotational motion
    4. Rotation matrices
    5. Material properties – elasticity
    6. Harmonic oscillators
    7. Waves
    8. The quantum puzzle
    9. Quantum mechanics
    10. Quantum electrons
    11. Quantum electrons in solids
    12. Thermal physics
    13. Quantum statistics
    14. Electromagnetic phenomena
    15. Fluids.

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    Stephen McKnight, Christos Zahopoulos

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    Stephen McKnight, Northeastern University, Boston
    Stephen McKnight is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University, and is currently the education thrust leader for two NSF and DHS research centres based there.

    Christos Zahopoulos, Northeastern University, Boston
    Christos Zahopoulos is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and the Department of Education at Northeastern University. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the university's Center for STEM Education and has initiated and implemented numerous STEM education programs and partnerships, most with a focus on improving teaching and learning.

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