An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering


Authors:   Michael Clifford, Richard Brooks, Alan Howe

ISBN: 9780340939956

Copy Right Year:  2009

Pages:   520

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Taylor & Francis

SKU: 9780340939956 Category:


It is an essential and cost-effective text for all first-year undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students. The material in this book has full electronic support on an accompanying website www.hodderplus.

  • Worker examples of exam-style questions
  • Multiple choice self-assessment.

Additional information

Weight .87 kg
Dimensions 27 × 20 × 2 cm

Table of Content

Solid mechanics

Materials and processing

Fluid dynamics


Electrical and electronic systems

Machine dynamics



About The Author

Editor Michael Clifford has lectured at the University of Nottingham since 1998. He has taught a wide range of subjects including professional studies, Computational and Numerical Techniques, Further Mathematical Techniques in Design and Production and Fibre Reinforced Composites and Design. He has over 70 academic publications, including teaching case studies on the use of appropriate technology in further education. He also coordinates the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Headstart programme at the university.


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