Author: Thomas Achatz
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
Release Date: 2005
Annotation The new third edition has been completely revised and updated by new co-authors to reflect the latest trends in content and pedagogy. Yet they have been careful to retain and build on the strengths which have made this book a success for more 25 years: its straightforward, easy-to-follow writing style and numerous study problems based on typical shop applications. Technical Shop Mathematics is designed for both home-study and classroom use, and also has been widely used as an on-the-job reference by shop professionals.
Author: Peter J. Hoffman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Packed with detailed examples and illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, 2e delivers the ideal introduction to today's machine tool industry, equipping readers with a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills. Completely aligned with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard, the book fully supports the achievement of NIMS credentials. It also carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Programs. More comprehensive than ever, the Second Edition includes new coverage of cutting tools, teamwork, leadership, and more. The book continues to provide an emphasis on safety throughout as it offers thorough coverage of such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Edward G. Hoffman
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Technology & Engineering
One of the most authoritative references available, this book has been specifically compiled for students in vocational schools, technical institutes, and apprenticeship courses. Each of its eight sections covers areas of prime interest to draftsmen, machinists, tool makers, die makers, and other shop personnel. In addition, it will prepare students to use the standard reference "Machinery's Handbook" upon entering their professional careers.
Written by a seasoned professional with more than 50 years experience in manufacturing, the new third edition of this widely used text and self-training manual has been expanded to include many new and revised worksheets designed to facilitate the reader's ability to form a mental picture from a drawing. Blueprint Reading Basics reviews the subject in great detail using many illustrations and examples, as well as thoroughly reviewing all other aspects of print reading. It includes industry standards, practices, and copies of industrial prints throughout, providing a balanced presentation of blueprint reading theory and industry applications. And it is the perfect text for students taking blueprint reading, machine shop, or tool and die courses, as well as machinists, mechanics, technicians, and inspectors. Each chapter thoroughly covers one subject and contains an introduction, a detailed review of the subject, illustrations, review questions, and worksheets with short and specific questions. Many worksheets can be completed after studying one subject, meaning they can be reviewed before studying the entire chapter. Discussions of mathematics, engineering theories, drafting techniques and machine shop practices are kept to a minimum. All exercises can be used as teaching aids and have been classroom tested. Stresses practical concerns through questions designed to reinforce techniques of calculating dimensions. Written in a nontechnical and easy-to-understand manner.
Author: Paul Rosenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-04-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Spend your study time wisely As you advance from student to apprentice to journeyman status, you log a lot of study hours. Make the most of those hours with this fully updated, sharply focused self-study course. It contains everything you need to know about electrical theory and applications, clearly defined and logically organized, with illustrations for clarity and review questions at the end of each chapter to help you test your knowledge. * Understand electron theory and how electricity affects matter * Recognize applications for both alternating and direct current * Comprehend Ohm's Law and the laws governing magnetic circuits * Learn from detailed drawings and diagrams * Explore trigonometry and alternative methods of calculation * Identify instruments and measurements used in electrical applications * Apply proper grounding and ground testing, insulation testing, and power factor correction
Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
An apprentice to one of India’s greatest illusionists shares the tricks of the trade in this extraordinary travelogue through modern India. Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the amazing story of Tahir Shah’s improbable apprenticeship to one of India’s master conjurers, Hakim Feroze, and his initiation into the brotherhood of Indian godmen. Told with self-deprecating wit and an eye for the outlandish, it is a surprising account of a magical journey across India. Feroze teaches the Shah the basics of his craft, such as sleights of hand, immersing his hands in boiling oil and lead, and—Aaron’s old trick from the Bible—turning a rod into a serpent. To complete his training and prove himself, Shah is sent on a quest to discover the ways illusion is manifested in every corner of the subcontinent. Saddled with a hilarious sidekick and guide he calls the Trickster, Shah travels from Calcutta to Madras, from Bangalore to Bombay. Even as he recounts the most miraculous and bizarre feats of the sadhus, sages, sorcerers, avatars, fortune-tellers, healers, hypnotists, and humbugs he encounters, he reveals—and admires—the imagination and resourcefulness ordinary Indians deploy in order to survive. In this incredible book, Tahir Shah lifts the veil on the East’s most puzzling miracles and exposes a side of India that most never imagine exists. “By turns enrapturing and disquieting, droll and poignant.” —Booklist, starred review “Vivid, lurid and amusing.” —Publishers Weekly
This anthology serves as a valuable classroom text for encouraging underachieving middle and high school students to become motivated, confident, and competent readers. Featuring essays, memoirs, and journalistic pieces by such writers as Maxine Hong Kingston, John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Richard Rodriguez, the anthology is suitable and recommended for use in any English/language arts courses at the secondary level.
Author: J. C. Hodge
Release Date: 2006-08-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge’s classic text has now been fully revised in its fifth edition by Malcolm Thorpe – who acted as a CITB Advisor and was involved in the draughting of the Intermediate Construction Award syllabus (bricklaying route) – to cover the brickwork craft-related units of the latest Construction Awards and related Trowel Occupations NVQs from CITB / City & Guilds at Levels 2 and 3. The fifth edition incorporates extended coverage on the relatively new area of thin joint systems, to match the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the field. Content has been brought fully in line with recent changes to the Building Regulations, ensuring that this text will remain an essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as NVQ students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying. A new feature in this edition is the inclusion of multiple choice questions at the back of the book, matched to the current NVQ requirements, to provide students of the CITB / City & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQs with essential practice and revision for exam preparation.
Author: Andre Weil
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
From reviews: "Extremely readable... rare testimony of a period of the history of 20th century mathematics. Includes very interesting recollections on the author's participation in the formation of the Bourbaki Group, tells of his meetings and conversations with leading mathematicians, reflects his views on mathematics. The book describes an extraordinary career of an exceptional man and mathematicians. Strongly recommended to specialists as well as to the general public." --EMS Newsletter (1992)
Learn the Python skills and culture you need to become a productive member of any Python project. About This Book Taking a practical approach to studying Python A clear appreciation of the sequence-oriented parts of Python Emphasis on the way in which Python code is structured Learn how to produce bug-free code by using testing tools Who This Book Is For The Python Apprentice is for anyone who wants to start building, creating and contributing towards a Python project. No previous knowledge of Python is required, although at least some familiarity with programming in another language is helpful. What You Will Learn Learn the language of Python itself Get a start on the Python standard library Learn how to integrate 3rd party libraries Develop libraries on your own Become familiar with the basics of Python testing In Detail Experienced programmers want to know how to enhance their craft and we want to help them start as apprentices with Python. We know that before mastering Python you need to learn the culture and the tools to become a productive member of any Python project. Our goal with this book is to give you a practical and thorough introduction to Python programming, providing you with the insight and technical craftsmanship you need to be a productive member of any Python project. Python is a big language, and it's not our intention with this book to cover everything there is to know. We just want to make sure that you, as the developer, know the tools, basic idioms and of course the ins and outs of the language, the standard library and other modules to be able to jump into most projects. Style and approach We introduce topics gently and then revisit them on multiple occasions to add the depth required to support your progression as a Python developer. We've worked hard to structure the syllabus to avoid forward references. On only a few occasions do we require you to accept techniques on trust, before explaining them later; where we do, it's to deliberately establish good habits.
Engineering Tribology, 4th Edition is an established introductory reference focusing on the key concepts and engineering implications of tribology. Taking an interdisciplinary view, the book brings together the relevant knowledge from different fields needed to achieve effective analysis and control of friction and wear. Updated to cover recent advances in tribology, this new edition includes new sections on ionic and mesogenic lubricants, surface texturing, and multiscale characterization of 3D surfaces and coatings. Current trends in nanotribology are discussed, such as those relating to lubricants, coatings and composites, and geotribology is introduced. Suitable as an introductory text, a refresher or an on-the-job reference, Engineering Tribology, 4th Edition is intended for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical engineering as well as professional engineers. It is also relevant to those working in materials engineering, applied chemistry, physics and bioengineering. Offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of wear, lubrication and friction in an accessible manner designed to aid novice engineers, non-specialists and students Provides a reader-friendly approach to the subject using illustrations to break down the typically complex problems associated with tribology Includes end-of-chapter problems to test understanding