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Introduction to Engineering

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    Written by Samuel Bechara, PhD

    Edited by Isabella Kaze, Dylan Scheller, and Seth Wilson

    Introduction to Engineering is a free, online textbook designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts of engineering. The textbook was designed from the ground up to be interactive and engaging for the modern 21st century learner. The textbook provides students with the tools they need to succeed in their future engineering courses. With its online format and interactive components (including interactive code boxes), students can learn at their own pace and reinforce their understanding of the material.

    This interactive textbook is organized into three main modules: Units and Conversions, Excel, and MATLAB Programming. In the Units and Conversions module, students will learn how to use the International System of Units (SI) and convert between different units of measurement. The students will also learn concepts behind dimensions and dimensional analysis. The Excel module teaches students how to use Excel for engineering calculations, data analysis, and visualization. The MATLAB Programming module introduces students to programming concepts using MATLAB. Students will learn how to write basic programs and analyze data using MATLAB. The module includes interactive coding exercises and quizzes to help students master the material.

    Introduction to Engineering is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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