This comprehensive dictionary covers the terms and concepts used in the major engineering disciplines, such as chemical, civil, design, industrial, mechanical, mining, acoustics, petroleum, and systems engineering.
The book includes 15,000 terms-each definition identified by the field in which it is primarily used. Readers will aslo find handy cross references, as well as an appendix with conversion tables and SI units.
The Dictionary of Engineering includes:
- Pronunciation guide for every term
- Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations
- Appendices with conversion tables; listings of scientific, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of relevant data; and more
- A convenient, quick-find format
This vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the language of the various branches of engineering or gain an understanding of their key ideas and concepts.
Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, The Dictionary of Engineering:
- Has been extensively revised, with 17,500 entries encompassing the language of engineering
- Includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations
- Provides pronunciations for all terms
- Covers such topics as building construction, chemical engineering, civil engineering, control systems, design engineering, engineering acoustics, industrial engineering, information technology and computing, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, telecommunications, and thermodynamics
- Includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information
Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication!