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Mteto Nyati knew as a schoolboy in Mthatha, working at his mother’s store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Jo'burg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the advice he received was ‘don’t mess up’.
He didn’t and today is one of South Africa’s top CEOs. This is his inspirational story.
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Thinking Like an Engineer: An Active Learning Approach, Third Edition, is specifically designed to utilize an active learning environment for first-year engineering courses. MyEngineeringLab for Thinking Like an Engineer is a complete digital solution for your first-year engineering course. MyEngineeringLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students as it offers customized, self-paced learning with instant feedback. Students will be prepared ahead of class, allowing you to spend class time focusing on active learning. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. *Personalize Learning: MyEngineeringLab provides students with a personalized interactive learning environment, where they can learn at their own pace and measure their progress. *Encourage Guided Inquiry: To create meaningful learning experiences, in-class activities include collaborative problem solving, computer-based activities, and hands-on experiments. *Reinforce and Expand on the Activities: Homework assignments and review sections help students conceptualize topics. *Customize Your Course: Content can be customized to match the topic organization in your course syllabi. *Keep Your Course Current: Content is refreshed to provide the most up-to-date information for your course.
For courses in Technical Writing. This concise and cumulative guide shows students the art of technical writing for a variety of contexts and institutions. Using examples from the business and non-corporate world, the book emphasizes transactional writing through practical explanations, real-world examples, and a variety of "role-playing" exercises. Each section builds on the next as readers learn a variety of models of style and format. This edition features a stronger emphasis on electronic communication, integrated coverage of ethics, and more explanation of how to create technical documents that produce concrete results.
Covers three core units and a range of optional units. * Each unit of the Student Book is presented in topics to ensure the content is accessible and engaging for learners. * Covers of all the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed at Level 2 to ensure that learners are fully prepared for this course. * Activities in each unit provide support and clear direction for learners and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. *New Assessment Zone guides learners through both internal and external assessment. *Assessment activities and grading tips will help learners to achieve their potential in internally assessed units.
This flexible level 1 handbook covers all of the mandatory units and offers a total solution to those studying the level 1 Performing Engineering Operations qualification.
This introductory-level C programming book is designed primarily for engineering students required to learn how to program. In Engineering Problem Solving with C, 4e, best-selling author, Delores Etter, uses real-world engineering and scientific examples and problems throughout the text. Solutions to the problems are developed using the language C and the author's signature five-step problem solving process. Since learning any new skill requires practice at a number of different levels of difficulty, four types of exercises are presented to develop problem-solving skills - Practice! problems, Modify! problems, Short-Answer problems, and Programming problems. The author's clear and precise style creates a highly accessible and readable text for students of all levels.
Seamless continuity from Level 1 in terms of quality, design, authoring and language style Clear and logical layout with step-by-step illustrations of technical skills to enable learners to grasp difficult concepts and put theory into practice Professional focus with case studies and activities assisting learners to progress onto further engineering study Progress checks at the end of each section to help learners identify what content they feel confident with, and which topics require further study Industry focus case-studies are showcased at the end of each unit that describe real achievements in the world of engineering and contextualizes what has been learnt
Seamless continuity from Level 1 in terms of quality, design, authoring and language style Clear and logical layout with step-by-step illustrations of technical skills to enable learners to grasp difficult concepts and put theory into practice Professional focus with case studies and activities assisting learners to progression to further engineering study Progress checks at the end of each section to help learners identify what content they feel confident with, and which topics require further study Industry focus case-studies are showcased at the end of each unit that describe real achievements in the world of engineering and contextualizes what has been learnt Covers all mandatory units and optional units
BTEC student book for the 2010 specification BTEC Level 3 National Engineering, giving students a work-focused, approachable textbook, with all the assignment help learners need to achieve the best grade they can.
Resources designed to support learners of the 2010 BTEC Level 2 First Engineering specification*. Covers all mandatory and 6 optional units providing the breadth of units needed to tailor this course to the needs and interests of specific groups of learners. Visually-appealing learner-friendly format. Assessment activities in each unit covering all assessment criteria give students the opportunity to practice for their assignments and deepen their knowledge and understanding. WorkSpace case studies take learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context. Advice from former students: shows current learners how they can make their BTEC experience a stepping stone to success. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.
Engineering degree courses open up a vast range of career options and stable employment prospects. Featuring case studies from current students and insider advice from admissions tutors, this guide gives students detailed advice on how to secure a place on the course of their choice and what career paths are on offer when they graduate.
For undergraduate courses in facilities planning and material handling. Based on ten years' teaching experience, this text takes a practical, teachable approach to facilities planning and design. A class design project centered on a factory incorporates the theoretical aspects of facilities planning and design. Motivating and illustrating mathematical models wherever possible, the text explores facilities planning, capstone design, and even simulation modelling.
For introductory courses in Engineering and Computing Based on'Excel 2010, Engineering with Excel, 4e' takes a comprehensive look at using Excel in engineering.' This book focuses on applications and is intended to serve as both a textbook and a reference for students.
For courses in Engineering Design. Engineering By Design introduces students to a broad range of important design topics. The engineering design process provides the skeletal structure for the text, around which is wrapped numerous cases that illustrate both successes and failures in engineering design. The text provides a balance of qualitative presentation of engineering practices that can be understood by students with little technical knowledge and a more quantitative approach in which substantive analytical techniques are used to develop and evaluate proposed engineering solutions. This flexibility means that the text can be used in a wide variety of courses.
Junior or Senior level Vibration courses in Departments of Mechanical Engineering. A thorough treatment of vibration theory and its engineering applications, from simple degree to multi degree-of-freedom system.
The Hoosac railroad tunnel in the mountains of northwestern Massachusetts was a nineteenth-century engineering and construction marvel, on par with the Brooklyn Bridge, Transcontinental Railroad, and Erie Canal. The longest tunnel in the Western Hemisphere at the time (4.75 miles), it took nearly twenty-five years (1851-1875), almost two hundred casualties, and tens of millions of dollars to build. Yet it failed to deliver on its grandiose promise of economic renewal for the commonwealth, and thus is little known today. Andrew R. Black's Buried Dreams refreshes public memory of the project, explaining how a plan of such magnitude and cost came to be in the first place, what forces sustained its completion, and the factors that inhibited its success. Black digs into the special case of Massachusetts, a state disadvantaged by nature and forced repeatedly to reinvent itself to succeed economically. The Hoosac Tunnel was just one of the state's efforts in this cycle of decline and rejuvenation, though certainly the strangest. Black also explores the intense rivalry among Eastern Seaboard states for the spoils of western expansion in the post-Erie Canal period. His study interweaves the lure of the West, the competition between Massachusetts and archrival New York, the railroad boom and collapse, and the shifting ground of state and national politics. The psychic makeup of Americans before and after the Civil War heavily influenced public perceptions of the tunnel; by the time it was finished, Black contends, the indomitable triumphalism that had given birth to the Hoosac had faded to skepticism and cynicism. Anticipated economic benefits never arrived, and Massachusetts eventually sold the tunnel for only a fraction of its cost to a private railroad company. Buried Dreams tells a story of America's reckoning with the perils of impractical idealism, the limits of technology to bend nature to its will, and grand endeavors untempered by humility.
A revised text that presents specific design methods within an overall strategy from concept to detail design The fifth edition of Engineering Design Methods is an improved and updated version of this very successful, classic text on engineering product design. It provides an overview of design activities and processes, detailed descriptions and examples of how to use key design methods, and outlines design project strategies and management techniques. Written by a noted expert on the topic, the new edition contains an enriched variety of examples and case studies, and up to date material on design thinking and the development of design expertise. This new edition opens with a compelling original case study of a revolutionary new city-car design by ex-Formula One designer Gordon Murray. The study illustrates the complete development of a novel design and brings to life the process of design, from concept through to prototype. The core of the book presents detailed instructions and examples for using design methods throughout the design process, ranging from identifying new product opportunities, through establishing functions and setting requirements, to generating, evaluating and improving alternative designs. This important book: Offers a revised and updated edition of an established, successful text on understanding the design process and using design methods Includes new material on design thinking and design ability and new examples of the use of design methods Presents clear, detailed and illustrated presentations of eight key design methods in engineering product design Written for undergraduates and postgraduates across all fields of engineering and product design, the fifth edition of Engineering Design Methods offers an updated, substantial, and reliable text on product design and innovation.
Dissertation Writing for Engineers and Scientists is the must-have book for preparing students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for the dissertation writing process.
The design processes behind a giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong in a space suit on the moon remains an iconic representation of America's technological ingenuity. Few know that the Model A-7L pressure suit worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts, and the Model A-7LB that replaced it in 1971, originated at ILC Industries (now ILC Dover, LP), an obscure Delaware industrial firm.Longtime ILC space suit test engineer Bill Ayrey draws on original files and photographs to tell the dramatic story of the company's role in the Apollo Program. Though respected for its early designs, ILC failed to win NASA's faith. When the government called for new suit concepts in 1965, ILC had to plead for consideration before NASA gave it a mere six weeks to come up with a radically different design. ILC not only met the deadline but won the contract. That underdog success led to its greatest challenge: winning a race against time to create a suit that would determine the success or failure of the Apollo missions-and life or death for the astronauts. A fascinating behind-the-scenes history of a vital component of the space program, Lunar Outfitters goes inside the suit that made it possible for human beings to set foot on the Moon.
Data-driven discovery is revolutionizing the modeling, prediction, and control of complex systems. This textbook brings together machine learning, engineering mathematics, and mathematical physics to integrate modeling and control of dynamical systems with modern methods in data science. It highlights many of the recent advances in scientific computing that enable data-driven methods to be applied to a diverse range of complex systems, such as turbulence, the brain, climate, epidemiology, finance, robotics, and autonomy. Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in the engineering and physical sciences, the text presents a range of topics and methods from introductory to state of the art.
For courses in creativity and innovation for engineers. Emphasising the Importance of Innovation and Creativity for Engineers This first edition of Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers was primarily designed for engineering students interested in acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) that will help them be more creative and innovative. While intended primarily for engineering students, the widely applicable principles, ideas, tools, and methods introduced will also be useful for practicing engineers and as well as members of other disciplines. The text argues for a "whole-brain" approach to the study of engineering, using neuroscience as a foundation. While the left brain (logical and analytic) is essential to the study of engineering, the author believes that engineering students and practitioners will be more successful if they learn to also engage in more right brain processing (intuitive and emotional). Similarly, they should draw on knowledge of conscious and subconscious thinking and view the brain as a muscle that can be continuously strengthened. Building on that "Neuroscience 101" foundation, the text prepares future and current engineers to work smarter-either as individuals or within teams and organisations-by generating and developing new ideas. The nine chapter structure uses clear objectives, many examples, and numerous exercises to explicate its methods, ultimately enabling students and practitioners to realise that they're already capable of creative - innovative thinking. They only need to apply the 20 methods described in the book to unlock their brain's natural capabilities and then produce creative-innovative results for their benefit and for the benefit of others.
Responding to the developments of the past twenty years, Les Kirkup has thoroughly updated his popular book on experimental methods, while retaining the extensive coverage and practical advice from the first edition. Many topics from that edition remain, including keeping a record of work, how to deal with measurement uncertainties, understanding the statistical basis of data analysis and reporting the results of experiments. However, with new technologies influencing how experiments are devised, carried out, analyzed, presented and reported, this new edition reflects the digital changes which have taken place and the increased emphasis on the importance of communication skills in reporting results. Bringing together key elements of experimental methods into one coherent book, it is perfect for students seeking guidance with their experimental work, including how to acquire, analyse and present data. Exercises, worked examples and end-of-chapter problems are provided throughout the book to reinforce fundamental principles.
For one/two semester courses in Engineering and Computer Science at the freshman/sophomore level. This text is a clear, concise introduction to problem solving and the C++ programming language. The authors' proven five-step problem solving methodology is presented and then incorporated in every chapter of the text. Outstanding engineering and scientific applications are used throughout; all applications are centered around the theme of engineering challenges in the 21st century.
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