# Introductory Engineering

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- 81464

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Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings. The discipline of engineering encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application.

- Basic Engineering Science - A Systems, Accounting, and Modeling Approach (Richards)
- This textbook is based on a different paradigm for organizing an engineering science core - a systems, accounting and modeling approach - that emphasizes the common, underlying concepts of engineering science. By focusing on the underlying concepts and stressing the similarities between subjects that are often perceived by students (and taught by faculty) as unconnected topics, this approach provides engineering students a foundational framework for recognizing and building connections.

- EGR 1010: Introduction to Engineering for Engineers and Scientists
- This course is a two semester Introduction to Engineering that is based on two courses that was taught at Prince George's Community College: Computer Programming for Engineers & Scientists and Introductory Engineering. This course assumes a remix of the two for better flow.
- Front Matter
- 1: Preface
- 2: Description of topics
- 3: What we intend to learn here
- 4: What is engineering? Who are engineers?
- 5: What is a computer?
- 6: Understanding (how to investigate on your own)
- 7: Operating Systems with Brief History
- 8: Brief History of Popular Programs
- 9: Programming in any language
- 10: Parachute Person
- 11: Historical case studies in Engineering
- 12: Case Study on Nanotechnology
- 13: Student led case study in engineering
- 14: Fundamentals of Engineering
- 15: Laboratory Project for Introduction to Engineering
- 16: Beyond the basics of computers
- 17: Documentation and such
- 18: Advanced Programming Concepts
- 19: Using Computers for Engineering and Science
- 20: Program Design Project
- 21: Ethics and Group Dynamics
- 22: Storage of tests of Libretext's ability
- Back Matter

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