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Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Technology

A Problem Solving Approach

Field, Harry, Solie, John

3rd ed. 2007, VI, 389 p.

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  • Exposes the reader to a wide array of engineering principles and their application to agriculture
  • Presents an array of independent topics to facilitate daily assessments or quizzes
  • Enhances the students' problem solving ability

Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Technology: A problem Solving Approach is an invaluable text for agriculture students at the introductory level. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganized to meet the current units and standards of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

The book aims to:

  • Familiarize students with a wide range of applications of engineering principles to agriculture
  • Discuss a selection of independent but related topics
  • Advance students’ problem solving abilities

Each chapter lists education objects, introductory material, and example problems where appropriate. In addition problems using ISO (metric) units, are now included.

About the Authors:

Harry L. Field is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Mechanics in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University.

John B. Solie is a Professor of Biomachinery in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agricultural Engineering - Agricultural machinery - agriculture - food science - food technology

Related subjects » Agriculture - Food Science & Nutrition

Table of contents 

Problem Solving.- Significant Figures and Standard Form.- Common Units of Measure.- Simple Machines.- Internal Combustion Engines.- Power Trains.- Tractors and Power Units.- Machinery Calibration.- Equipment Efficiency and Capacity.- Economics of Agricultural Machinery.- Sound and Noise.- Measuring Distance.- Angles and Areas.- Land Description.- Differential and Profile Leveling.- Weather.- Water Runoff.- Erosion and Erosion Control.- Irrigation.- Handling, Moisture Management, and Storage of Biological Products.- Animal Waste Management.- Insulation and Heat Flow.- Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning.- Selection of Structural Members.- Principles of Electricity.- Series and Parallel Circuits.- Sizing Conductors.- Electric Motors.

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