Introduction to Engineering Technology, 8th edition

  • Robert J. Pond
  • Jeffrey L. Rankinen


Introduction to Engineering Technology, Eighth Edition, explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting, are explained. Mathematical concepts are presented in a moderately-paced manner, including practical, worked-out examples for the engineering calculator. In addition to developing your skills in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry, this popular text also helps you to understand the broad spectrum of today’s technologies.

Table of contents

1. Engineering Technology as a Career

2. Career Choices in the Engineering Technologies

3. Survival Skills — Preparing for the Engineering Technologies

4. The Calculator

5. Measurement Systems

6. Right-Triangle Trigonometry and Geometry for Technologists

7. The Technical Library

8. The Personal Computer

9. Networking, Internet, and Industrial Automation

10. Your Future in Technology


Appendix A: Professional Organizations in Engineering

Appendix B: Algebraic Rules

Appendix C: Trigonometry

Appendix D: Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems

Published by Pearson (December 23rd 2013) - Copyright © 2015