Written by former NASA engineer Dr David Baker, A Degree in a Book: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering is presented in an attractive format in full-color. With timelines, feature spreads and information boxes, readers will quickly get to grips with the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering and their practical applications.
The separate ages of engineering are divided into empirical and scientific periods, then the range of possibilities provided by discovery, analysis, invention and application are covered. A final section relates the mechanical and electrical fields of applied engineering to the challenges of the future. This includes environmental responsibility and the value of an engineer in a holistic sense rather than as an isolated individual or as a team member.