Principles of Engineering

  • AUTHORS: Brett Handley; Craig Coon; David M. Marshall
  • ISBN-13: 9781435428362 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 736 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2012     Published
  • Level(s): Flesch-Kincaid
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Overview

About The Product

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help your students better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way® (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained throughout using full-color photographs and illustrations. Appropriate for high school students, the mathematics covered includes algebra and trigonometry. The strong pedagogical features to aid comprehension include: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test your students' knowledge of information presented in the chapter, along with a hands-on challenge or exercise that compliments the content and lends itself to exploration in the classroom. Key vocabulary terms that align with those contained in the PLTW POE course are highlighted throughout the book and emphasized in margin definitions.

Features

  • This text is designed to serve as an information resource to help your POE students develop a greater understanding of the POE curriculum concepts and achieve the POE curriculum performance objectives.
  • Written by a POE Master Teacher and reviewed by professional engineers, POE teachers, and PLTW curriculum writers, it provides comprehensive coverage and support of the topics contained in the PLTW POE curriculum as no other textbook on the market does.
  • Allows learning to extend beyond the classroom by providing standard and detailed technical information on the topics that serve as the foundation for the premiere STEM-based, pre-engineering curriculum in the U.S.
  • Packed with step-by-step examples of applied mathematics and physics that are algebra- and trigonometry-based.
  • Applications of engineering principles are plentifully illustrated with full-color graphics.
  • Your Turn activities and Extra Mile exercises in every chapter give your students the opportunity to apply what they are learning and extend their education through hands-on projects.
  • Engineering career profiles throughout the chapters provide role models and inspiration for aspiring students.
  • An accompanying student workbook provides additional skill-building activities to support PLTW's hands-on projects.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Brett Handley

    Brett Handley is a Technology Education teacher at Wheatland-Chili Middle School/High School, a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) school, where he teaches the PLTW middle school Gateway To Technology program and the following PLTW high school Pathway To Engineering classes: IED/DDP, CIM, and POE. He is a former PLTW Associate Director of Curriculum, has served as an IED and POE Master Teacher, and authored several IED, CIM and POE end-of-course exams. Mr. Handley also served as a reviewer of the ENGINEERING DESIGN: AN INTRODUCTION textbook. Mr. Handley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Technology Education from the State University of New York College at Oswego, and a Master of Science Degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Engineering Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Craig Coon

    Brockport Central High School

  • David M. Marshall

    David M. Marshall is a Technology Education teacher at West Irondequoit Central School District; one of the first Project Lead The Way school districts in the US. Mr. Marshall teaches the PLTW middle school Gateway To Technology program and the following PLTW high school Pathway To Engineering classes: IED/DDP, DE, and POE. He has served as a POE Master Teacher since 1996, has authored several POE end-of-course exams, and has written curriculum materials for the POE, DE, and CIM courses. Mr. Marshall has a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-12 Technology Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education from the State University of New York College at Oswego.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
About the Authors.
1. Overview and History of Engineering.
2. Design Tools.
3. The Mechanical Advantage.
4. Mechanisms.
5. Energy.
6. Electrical Systems.
7. Fluid Power Systems.
8. Control Systems.
9. Materials.
10. Material Properties.
11. Manufacturing Processes and Product Life Cycle.
12. Statics.
13. Kinematics and Trajectory Motion.
14. Introduction to Measurement, Statistics, and Quality.
Glossary.
Index

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Teacher Components

  • Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 113312867X | ISBN-13: 9781133128670)
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