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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
Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.
Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.
"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.
The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.
Completely revised and updated, A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the field. Building on the foundation of the first edition, titled "Guide to Ergonomics of Manufacturing," the new title reflects the expanded range of coverage and applicability of the techniques you will find in the second edition. Each and every chapter contains new material and some have been entirely rewritten. Drawing on the author's experience in both teaching and industry, the book lays to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics.
Unlike most ergonomics and human factors books that emphasize the physical, this one gives a broad overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Written in an accessible style, it presents a systems approach to human factors and ergonomics that leads to complete understanding. The author demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good design, and offers a practical guide to the design and analysis of systems. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, this text provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.
We all know South Africa has problems; we read about them in the newspapers, we see them on the streets and many people experience them in their daily lives. Fortunately, many of these problems can be solved using innovation and science. Innovation takes a look at inventions - developed in South Africa by South Africans - to address issues in the areas of healthcare, energy, environment and industry. Some of these inventions, such as a tea bag created to filter water for communities in rural areas, can save lives; others, such as a unique way to beneficiate titanium, could spell a new era of industry in the country.
The book is broken down into sections on environment, health, energy, industry and education, and in each of those parts are examples of South African innovations, from a satellite system to map fires to the concept of sterilising mosquitoes to stop the spread of malaria.
These have been developed by numerous organisations and institutions and showcase South Africa's excellence.
Drawing for Civil engineering Second Edition has been revised and now includes computer applications and free Internet-downloadable software that can be used by students. The core function of this book is to cover the fundamentals of civil engineering drawing, draughting practice and conventions. Aimed mainly at second-level students at universities of technology and other tertiary institutions, the book outlines reinforced concrete drawings, steel structure drawings and surveying drawings. With its improved design, Drawing for Civil Engineering Second Edition is more accessible and comprehensive.
This volume is a step-by-step guide to drawing techniques. It teaches both technical drawing and freehand sketching and has special units with applications for mechanical and chemical engineering. Based on the South African Bureau of Standards Code of Practice for Engineering Drawing (SABS 0111).
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.
In this ground-breaking book, Dr Daniel Levitin uses cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate the importance of the stage that follows the middle-age. Packed with engaging interviews with successful, creative individuals far beyond the conventional age of 'retirement', this book also reflects on challenges many readers will recognize. Full of accessible and conversation-sparking takeaways, it demonstrates the importance of the distinct advantages and consequences of getting older. Levitin offers a realistic personal plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow as they age. Successful Ageing is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously, a new model for a positive elderly experience. This book will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens of a society in which the average life expectancy continues to rise.
Every lesson made simple
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.
Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Applied Science: Application of Science specification*. This book supports BTEC First Award in Applied Science - Application of Science QCF specification for first teaching from September 2013 (subject to accreditation by Ofqual). This book contains new content for the 2012 specification covering the mandatory four units with in depth knowledge, case studies, examples and activities to help learners prepare for this course. Combining the expertise of the BTEC team, the content addresses a learning, teaching and assessment point of view, with renewed focus on assessment activities including the new external assessment. Activities in each unit provide support and guidance for learners and can be used in the classroom or for independent work. The new BTEC Assessment Zone guides learners through the challenges of both internal (units 5-7) and external assessment (unit 8) with examiner tips and support for external assessment. * 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.
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.
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