Concise Dictionary of Engineering

A Guide to the Language of Engineering

Authors: Hanifan, Ron

  • Clarifies technical terms often intermixed or misused
  • Spans a range of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, materials and civil
  • Provides in one source a lucid reference compiled from the most-authoritative sources, including technical literature, military and industrial handbooks, commercial specifications and standards documents
  • Serves as a handy reference for engineers in the field and as a study guide for the PE exam
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This essential reference defines the principle and most commonly used terms found in engineering documents and drawings across multiple disciplines and explains them in plain, unambiguous English. Concise Dictionary of Engineering: A Guide to the Language of Engineering also distinguishes how some terms take on different meanings in different engineering contexts—critical knowledge when working on collaborative projects with diverse elements and colleagues. Based on an edition developed for researchers and technicians at Lockheed Martin, each entry in this volume is written in clear, everyday English without confusing jargon and “techno-speak.” The book is ideal for students, professional engineers, industrial personnel, managers and anyone else who requires a solid understanding of the language of engineers.

About the authors

Ronald Hanifan is Senior Engineering/Mechanical Design Analyst with Teledyne Brown Engineering.

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“This dictionary of brief general definitions of engineering-specific terminology is truly concise at only 268 pages. Libraries that support engineering students or professionals should keep this slim volume handy for quick lookups in a field with some highly specialized vocabulary. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, two year technical program students, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (J. J. Meier, Choice, Vol. 52 (5), January, 2015)

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eBook $44.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concise Dictionary of Engineering
Book Subtitle
A Guide to the Language of Engineering
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07839-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07839-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-07838-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
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