The scores of literature materials available to engineers of today are both vast and impressive. Specialized studies, textbooks, encyclopedias, pocket books of frequently used formulas, and collections of tables, data and conversion charts and, of course, handbooks clutter the bookshelves of libraries and homes. All of these serve a common purpose: to provide information or necessary solutions to problems various or specific. With the new McGraw-Hill’s Engineering Companion, we make a bold step toward adding yet another work to this well established list and an even bolder claim that this work will soon stand on a new list on its own: A list of one.
How do we find the information we seek, the solution we need, without conducting a large survey through engineering literature? How do we allow engineers to work more on concepts and less on information quests? The scope of this book is defined precisely in answer to these needs. In one volume, essentials of engineering sciences, concise selection of engineering data, and surveys for use in both design and everyday practice are gathered together to help both students and experts navigate their way through challenges ahead. McGraw-Hill’s Engineering Companion is one volume of manageable size that will soon become the irreplaceable aid for engineers of the twenty-first century.
While preparing the data for the McGraw-Hill’s Engineering Companion we considered the everyday needs of engineers working on design, product development, applied research, production, installation service, engineering consulting, sales and regulations. We gathered material ready to use for most applicationoriented problems and/or theory based calculations. In result, this volume addresses engineering needs both where the user possesses abstract and/or concrete competence. It is in the true sense the engineer’s companion in every situation.