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Mechanical Engineering

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  • Mechanical engineering combines engineering physics and mathematics principles with materials science to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity.

    Thumbnail: Archimedes' screw was operated by hand and could efficiently raise water, as the animated red ball demonstrates. (CC BY-SA 2.5; Silberwolf via Wikipedia)

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