Mechanical Engineering Principles Paperback – 2 Apr 2012
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About the Author
Senior Lecturer, HMS Sultan
Author of several highly acclaimed textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.
Professor of Structural Dynamics, University of Portsmouth, UK
Born in India, Carl Ross studied Naval Architecture, specialising in the stress analysis of pressure vessels. His research has led to a number of advances in submarine technology and he has also published several standard works in the field of structural dynamics. Whilst in college he was the University boxing champion of the British Isles.
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The book starts out with a section on mathematics, which is essential to all engineers, after all, the Dragons from 'Dragons Den' home in on any hapless investee who has not done their sums correctly and engineering is no different. If an engineer can get their sums correct, then the rest is straightforward application of mathematical technique to solve problems in a logical manner, which is exactly the approach adopted by the authors.
Overall, highly recommended reading to all levels of engineering students and practising engineers.
It is one of the few books I have come across which is set out in a logical step by step fashion, explanations for terms and concepts at the beginning of each chapter are extremely helpful along with the revisionary mathematics section at the beginning of the book; I found this very useful as had a few years out before going back to do my degree so was a good way of jogging my memory. Questions are worked though along with explanations for each chapter as well as exam style questions which are found at the end of each section with final answers given so you can tell if you are getting them correct.
It is a book I am sure I will be referring to in years to come and really is worth the money. In subjects I had real difficulty in grasping and understanding, I followed though the chapters and worked examples in this book and came out with 75% in my exam in this subject compared with previous year's marks in this subject of 42% and 56%. A superb book and highly recommended.
and it is truly amazing, it explains everything very well.
many examples questions to do.
covers many topics.
price is abit high? yes, but can you find any other university level book cheap NO.
and its a very technical book so it is worth the price you pay.
very happy with my purchase and im happy to buy again from this seller.
Lots of problems for the reader to play with make it very engaging.
The only downside is that the formatting on the Kindle version is abysmal, and the light blue colouring used for highlights makes it awkward to read.
So forget the ebook version: go for the paperback
All-round it's a good purchase for anyone studying mechanical engineering or even just as a really helpful reference guide to fundamental engineering formulae.
Lives on my bookshelf and will remain there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Complete text book for Btec. level 3. All areas of mechanical physics.
You need a god head for maths to fully work out the problems. Read more
Great book for someone new to engineering or someone who could do with a little revision. It is well written and the layout makes it easy to use.Published 19 months ago by MFS
One very important point about the 3rd edition of this book, that I would like to make to you, is that, Bird and Ross have considerably simplified how to teach calculus, in their... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Carlisle Ross
I'm at the early stages of a degree and find this book to be a great reference for finding those equations with a good descriptionPublished 24 months ago by James Bloomfield
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