International Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology ( 7 Parts)
Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problem. Engineers use imagination. judgment and reasoning to apply science, technology, mathematics and practical experience. The result is the design production and operation of useful objects or processes. Technology can be most broadly defined as the material entities created by the application of mental and physical effort to nature in order to achieve some value. In this use, technology is the current state of our knowledge of how to combine resources to produce desired products, to solve problems, fulfill needs, or satisfy wants. Technology in this sense includes technical methods, skills, processes, techniques, tools and raw materials. This Encyclopaedic dictionary provides a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. This dictionary is beneficial for professional, student, writer, or a general reader with an interest in science. There is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-date with the current language of the various branches of engineering or gain an understanding of their key ideas and concepts. The dictionary covers such topics as building construction, chemical engineering, civil engineering, control systems, design engineering, engineering acoustics, industrial engineering, information technology and computing, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, telecommunications, and thermodynamics and various branches of technology.
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