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Closing The Gap - The Fourth Industrial Revolution In Africa (Paperback): Tshilidzi Marwala Closing The Gap - The Fourth Industrial Revolution In Africa (Paperback)
Tshilidzi Marwala
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Closing the Gap is an accessible overview of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and the impact it is set to have on various sectors in South Africa and Africa. It explores the previous industrial revolutions that have led up to this point and outlines South Africa’s position been through each one.

With a focus on artificial intelligence as a core concept in understanding the 4IR, this book uses familiar concepts to explain artificial intelligence, how it works and how it can be used in banking, mining, medicine and many other fields.

Written from an African perspective, Closing the Gap addresses the challenges and fears around the 4IR by pointing to the opportunities presented by new technologies and outlining some of the challenges and successes to date

Mechanics of Materials, Enhanced, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Barry Goodno, James Gere Mechanics of Materials, Enhanced, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Barry Goodno, James Gere
R993 R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Save R168 (17%) In stock

Develop a thorough understanding of the mechanics of materials - an area essential for success in mechanical, civil and structural engineering -- with the analytical approach and problem-solving emphasis found in Goodno/Gere's leading MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, Enhanced, SI, 9th Edition. This book focuses on the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion and bending. This ENHANCED EDITION guides you through a proven four-step problem-solving approach for systematically analyzing, dissecting and solving structure design problems and evaluating solutions. Memorable examples, helpful photographs and detailed diagrams and explanations demonstrate reactive and internal forces as well as resulting deformations. You gain the important foundation you need to pursue further study as you practice your skills and prepare for the FE exam.

Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Barry Goodno, James Gere Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Barry Goodno, James Gere
R962 R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Save R100 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Develop a thorough understanding of the mechanics of materials - an essential area in mechanical, civil, and structural engineering -- with the analytical approach and problem-solving emphasis in the market-leading MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 9E. This book focuses on the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. Photographs and detailed diagrams demonstrate reactive and internal forces and resulting deformations.

Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 8th Edition, Global Edition): Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein Munson's Fluid Mechanics (Paperback, 8th Edition, Global Edition)
Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L Gerhart, John I Hochstein
R1,240 Discovery Miles 12 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8e Global Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.

Finite Elements and Approximation (Paperback, Dover ed): O.C. Zienkiewicz, K. Morgan Finite Elements and Approximation (Paperback, Dover ed)
O.C. Zienkiewicz, K. Morgan
R440 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A powerful tool for the approximate solution of differential equations, the finite element is extensively used in industry and research. This book offers students of engineering and physics a comprehensive view of the principles involved, with numerous illustrative examples and exercises.
Starting with continuum boundary value problems and the need for numerical discretization, the text examines finite difference methods, weighted residual methods in the context of continuous trial functions, and piecewise defined trial functions and the finite element method. Additional topics include higher order finite element approximation, mapping and numerical integration, variational methods, and partial discretization and time-dependent problems. A survey of generalized finite elements and error estimates concludes the text.

Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids (Paperback): Michael D. Graham Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids (Paperback)
Michael D. Graham
R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an introduction to the dynamics of fluids at small scales, the physical and mathematical underpinnings of Brownian motion, and the application of these subjects to the dynamics and flow of complex fluids such as colloidal suspensions and polymer solutions. It brings together continuum mechanics, statistical mechanics, polymer and colloid science, and various branches of applied mathematics, in a self-contained and integrated treatment that provides a foundation for understanding complex fluids, with a strong emphasis on fluid dynamics. Students and researchers will find that this book is extensively cross-referenced to illustrate connections between different aspects of the field. Its focus on fundamental principles and theoretical approaches provides the necessary groundwork for research in the dynamics of flowing complex fluids.

Motor Cycle Modification - Keeping Your Project Safe (Paperback): John Hardaker Motor Cycle Modification - Keeping Your Project Safe (Paperback)
John Hardaker
R461 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R66 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are many types of Motorcycle Modification ranging from minor adjustments to suit the riders physique or preferences to creation of almost completely new machines with very little of the original remaining. In between there are many possibilities including changes to the bikes appearance to differentiate it from the mass of identical production machines, changes to improve performance, handling, or reliability, changes to classic bikes to make them more usable in modern road conditions, or just attempts to create the modifiers vision of his perfect bike. All these types of modification have one thing in common, the overriding need to ensure that the change does not make the machine less safe to ride than the original. This book proposes a simple method, based on long established aircraft and aero engine practices, of reviewing any intended modification at an early stage so that any possible safety problems can be avoided. The book is more than just a basic manual and incorporates numerous sketches and photographs to illustrate various points together with many memories from a long career, various related and unrelated thoughts and a few original and possibly controversial suggestions which occurred to the author at the time of writing. It invites the reader to either agree or disagree with any or all of these deviations from the basic principles of the method. There is also an attempt to predict the future of motorcycle development and modification. The book avoids much engineering theory to ensure that it is readily understandable to anyone who does not claim to be an engineer or contemplate modifying a motorcycle but is just interested in all things mechanical. It may also be useful to young engineers embarking on an interesting and rewarding career by offering many insights into the engineering world which are not usually included in engineering courses.

Mechanical Reliability Improvement - Probability and Statistics for Experimental Testing (Hardcover): Robert Little Mechanical Reliability Improvement - Probability and Statistics for Experimental Testing (Hardcover)
Robert Little
R3,330 Discovery Miles 33 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contains a compact disc with nearly 200 microcomputer programs illustrating a wide range of reliability and statistical analyses Mechanical Reliability Improvement provides probability and statistical concepts developed using pseudorandom numbers enumeration-, simulation-, and randomization-based statistical analyses for comparison of the test performance of alternative designs, as well as simulation- and randomization-based tests for examination of the credibility of statistical presumptions and discusses centroid and moment of inertia analogies for mean and variance the organization structure of completely randomized, randomized complete block, and split spot experiment test programs

Juvinall's Fundamentals of Machine Component Design - SI Version (Paperback, 6th Edition, Global Edition): Robert C.... Juvinall's Fundamentals of Machine Component Design - SI Version (Paperback, 6th Edition, Global Edition)
Robert C. Juvinall, Kurt M. Marshek
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Valued as a standard in the course, Juvinall's Fundamentals of Machine Component Design continues to focus on the fundamentals of component design - free body diagrams, force flow concepts, failure theories, and fatigue design, with applications to fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, and brakes. Problem-solving skills are developed by the implementation of a proven methodology which provides a structure for accurately formulating problems and clearly presenting solutions. This edition includes additional coverage of composites, the material selection process, and wear/wear theory, along with new and updated examples and homework problems.

Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 4.0 (Paperback): Randy Shih Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 4.0 (Paperback)
Randy Shih
R1,630 Discovery Miles 16 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Practice of Engineering Dynamics (Hardcover): Ronald J. Anderson The Practice of Engineering Dynamics (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Anderson
R2,262 Discovery Miles 22 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Practice of Engineering Dynamics is a textbook that takes a systematic approach to understanding dynamic analysis of mechanical systems. It comprehensively covers dynamic analysis of systems from equilibrium states to non-linear simulations and presents frequency analysis of experimental data. It divides the practice of engineering dynamics into three parts: Part 1 - Modelling: Deriving Equations of Motion; Part 2 - Simulation: Using the Equations of Motion; and Part 3- Experimental Frequency Domain Analysis. This approach fulfils the need to be able to derive the equations governing the motion of a system, to then use the equations to provide useful design information, and finally to be able to analyze experimental data measured on dynamic systems. The Practice of Engineering Dynamics includes end of chapter exercises and is accompanied by a website hosting a solutions manual.

Wear of Rock Cutting Tools - Laboratory Experiments on the Abrasivity of Rock (Hardcover): H.J.R. Deketh Wear of Rock Cutting Tools - Laboratory Experiments on the Abrasivity of Rock (Hardcover)
H.J.R. Deketh
R4,289 Discovery Miles 42 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text provides an insight into the wear processes which take place during the cutting of rock with steel cutting tools. Rock cutting experiments in different rock types leading to a new approach to the estimation of rock cutting tool wear are described.

Full Steam Ahead - Purdue Mechanical Engineering Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Hardcover): John Norberg Full Steam Ahead - Purdue Mechanical Engineering Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Hardcover)
John Norberg
R598 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mechanical Engineering was the first school of engineering to be established at Purdue University in 1882. From just 120 students, the School has grown over the last 130 years to serve over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students annually. Originally located in Mechanics Hall, a one-story red brick building, Mechanical Engineering now has extensive facilities that include two major satellite research laboratories, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories and Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, named in honor of the first director. There are more than 30 additional instructional and research laboratories, including the Roger B. Gatewood wing, which opened in 2011, and increased the space available to students and faculty by 44,000 square feet. Through stories and profiles, as well as hundreds of images (in black and white and color), "Full Steam Ahead" tells the story of the School of Mechanical Engineering and looks to a future where Purdue engineers are leading the world and making advances in biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, design and manufacturing, and renewable energy. Distinguished alumni included in this publication range from astronauts, like Gus Grissom and Jerry Ross, to Bob Peterson, lead writer and co-director for the Oscar-winning animated film, "Up."

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2018 and Autodesk Inventor 2018 (Paperback): Randy Shih Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2018 and Autodesk Inventor 2018 (Paperback)
Randy Shih
R1,759 Discovery Miles 17 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Understanding Mechanics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): A.J. Sadler, D.W.S. Thorning Understanding Mechanics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
A.J. Sadler, D.W.S. Thorning
R426 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R33 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

One of the clearest and most straightforward texts ever published, Understanding Mechanics covers all the topics required in the single-subject A Level. It is equally appropriate for those preparing for other Mathematics examinations at A Level and for students on technical courses in further and higher education. Key Points: * Principles are introduced in a simple and direct manner and all have worked examples * Ample opportunity is given for practice with questions and exercises carefully graded to provide a steady progression * Each chapter closes with a comprehensive selection of recent examination questions * Answers are given at the back of the book

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.): Karl-Heinrich Grote, Erik K. Antonsson Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering (Mixed media product, 2009 ed.)
Karl-Heinrich Grote, Erik K. Antonsson
R7,766 R7,270 Discovery Miles 72 700 Save R496 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encyclopedias describe Mechanical Engineering as a professional engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others for example in the design and analysis of automobiles, aircrafts, heating and cooling systems, industrial equipment and machinery. In addition to these main areas, specialized fields are offered at universities to prepare future engineers for their position in industry, such as: mechatronics and robotics, transportation and logistics, cryogenics, fuel technology, automotive engineering, biomechanics, vibration, optics and others.

Accordingly, the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering devotes its contents to these areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions.

Authors from all over the world have contributed with their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today s mechanical engineering problems.

Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): John J Uicker Jr, Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
John J Uicker Jr, Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley
R1,499 R1,295 Discovery Miles 12 950 Save R204 (14%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Fifth Edition, is an ideal text for the complete study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics, and dynamics. The fifth edition features streamlined coverage and substantially revised worked examples. This latest edition also includes a greater number of problems, suitable for in-class discussion or homework, at the end of each chapter. FEATURES * Offers balanced coverage of all topics by both graphic and analytic methods * Covers all major analytic approaches * Provides high-accuracy graphical solutions to exercises, by use of CAD software * Includes the method of kinematic coefficients and also integrates the coverage of linkages, cams, and geared systems * An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) offers an Instructor's Solutions Manual, solutions to 100 of the problems from the text using MatLab, and PowerPoint lecture slides * A Companion Website includes more than 100 animations of key figures from the text

Machine Tools Handbook (Hardcover, Ed): Prakash Joshi Machine Tools Handbook (Hardcover, Ed)
Prakash Joshi
R1,867 R1,740 Discovery Miles 17 400 Save R127 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Acquire the Skills, Tools, and Techniques Needed to Ensure High Quality and Precision in the Design of Machined Parts! Designed for quick access on the job, Machine Tools Handbook explains in detail how to carry out basic and advanced machine tool operations and functions, providing a wealth of machine tool exercises to test and improve the performance of machinists. The tables, graphs, and formulas packed into this essential reference makes it a must-have for every machine and manufacturing workshop. Machine Tools Handbook features: Expert instructions on performing basic and advanced machine tool operations and functions Comparative tables for machine tool drives Complete guidelines for designing simple circuits for electrical automation Detailed graphs for gear design Solved examples that illustrate and prove formulas Inside This Hands-On Machine Tool Guide * Machine Tool Drives and Mechanisms * Rectilinear Drives * Drive Transmission and Manipulation * Machine Tool Elements * Dynamics of Machine Tools * Machine Tool Operation * Tool Engineering * Exercises

Introduction to Statistics in Metrology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Stephen Crowder, Collin Delker, Eric Forrest, Nevin Martin Introduction to Statistics in Metrology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Stephen Crowder, Collin Delker, Eric Forrest, Nevin Martin
R2,372 Discovery Miles 23 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides an overview of the application of statistical methods to problems in metrology, with emphasis on modelling measurement processes and quantifying their associated uncertainties. It covers everything from fundamentals to more advanced special topics, each illustrated with case studies from the authors' work in the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE). The material provides readers with a solid understanding of how to apply the techniques to metrology studies in a wide variety of contexts. The volume offers particular attention to uncertainty in decision making, design of experiments (DOEx) and curve fitting, along with special topics such as statistical process control (SPC), assessment of binary measurement systems, and new results on sample size selection in metrology studies. The methodologies presented are supported with R script when appropriate, and the code has been made available for readers to use in their own applications. Designed to promote collaboration between statistics and metrology, this book will be of use to practitioners of metrology as well as students and researchers in statistics and engineering disciplines.

Make: Volume 66 (Paperback): Mike Senese Make: Volume 66 (Paperback)
Mike Senese
R214 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R46 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We're excited to present our "2019 Make: Digital Fabrication Guide"! This year we get our hands on maker-ready waterjet cutters with machines from Wazer and Omax. We also review the latest 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. More than 20 tools tested to help you find the best one for your shop or makerspace. Plus, more than 30 DigiFab projects and lessons: Build a robot companion that reacts to the faces of people around you Make Nixie tube-style display with LEDs and acrylic Create a mini Intaglio printing press and create unique artwork and much more.

Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.): Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter... Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.)
Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter Wriggers, Jorg Schroder, Ralf Muller
R766 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R170 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains the most important formulas and more than 160 completely solved problems from Statics. It provides engineering students material to improve their skills and helps to gain experience in solving engineering problems. Particular emphasis is placed on finding the solution path and formulating the basic equations. Topics include: - Equilibrium - Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids - Support Reactions - Trusses - Beams, Frames, Arches - Cables - Work and Potential Energy - Static and Kinetic Friction - Moments of Inertia

Rigid Body Kinematics (Hardcover): Joaquim A. Batlle, Ana Barjau Condomines Rigid Body Kinematics (Hardcover)
Joaquim A. Batlle, Ana Barjau Condomines
R1,977 Discovery Miles 19 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master the conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of kinematics with this exhaustive text, which provides a rigorous analysis and description of general motion in mechanical systems, with numerous examples from spinning tops to wheel ground-vehicles. Over 400 figures illustrate the main ideas and provide a geometrical interpretation and a deeper understanding of concepts, and exercises and problems throughout the text provide additional hands-on practice. Ideal for students taking courses on rigid body kinematics, and an invaluable reference for researchers.

Plastics Institute of America Plastics Engineering, Manufacturing & Data Handbook - Volume 1 Fundamentals and Processes... Plastics Institute of America Plastics Engineering, Manufacturing & Data Handbook - Volume 1 Fundamentals and Processes (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001)
D. V Rosato, Nick R. Schott, Marlene G. Rosato
R23,344 Discovery Miles 233 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a simplified, practical, and innovative approach to understanding the design and manufacture of plastic products in the World of Plastics. The concise and comprehensive information defines and focuses on past, current, and future technical trends. The handbook reviews over 20,000 different subjects; and contains over 1,000 figures and more than 400 tables. Various plastic materials and their behavior patterns are reviewed. Examples are provided of different plastic products and relating to them critical factors that range from meeting performance requirements in different environments to reducing costs and targeting for zero defects. This book provides the reader with useful pertinent information readily available as summarized in the Table of Contents, List of References and the Index.

Hydraulic Systems Analysis - An Introduction (Paperback): J D Stringer Hydraulic Systems Analysis - An Introduction (Paperback)
J D Stringer
R2,111 Discovery Miles 21 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Engineers' Data Book (Paperback, 4th Edition): Clifford Matthews Engineers' Data Book (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Clifford Matthews
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A completely revised and expanded fourth edition of this best-selling pocket guide. Engineers' Data Book provides a concise and useful source of up-to-date essential information for the student or practising engineer. * Updated, expanded edition * Easy to use * Handy reference guide * Core technical data

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