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Mteto Nyati knew as child in Mthatha, working at his mother’s store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After his studies in Engineering at Natal University, he headed for Johannesburg to work at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the advice he received was ‘don’t mess up’. He didn’t. Today he is one of South Africa’s top CEOs.
An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School uses real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can illuminate questions from the simple to the profound- Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematical
Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for all of the varied components and elements needed to develop and manage a safety and health program. It is a book designed to answer the questions often posed as to why should we do it this way. It is t
This is a textbook for undergraduate courses in systems dynamics and controls. It presents a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of lumped parameter physical systems. Beginning with a discussion of mathematical models and ODEs, the book covers input/output and state space models, computer simulation, and modeling methods and techniques in mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid domains.
Based on the South African Bureau of Standards Code of Practice for Engineering Drawing (SABS 0111), this title is a step by step guide to drawing techniques. It teaches both technical drawing and freehand sketching and has special units with applications for mechanical and chemical engineering.
Drawing for Civil engineering Second Edition has been revised and now includes computer applications and free Internet-downloadable software that can be used by students. The core function of this book is to cover the fundamentals of civil engineering drawing, draughting practice and conventions.
Integrates engineering principles with applications from a systems perspective, providing a framework for developing electronic instrumentation. This book offers practical design solutions, describes the interactions, trade-offs, and priorities encountered, and then gives examples. It is aimed at senior undergraduates as well practicing engineers.