Applied Dimensional Analysis and Modeling

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 790 pages
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Using models and dimensional techniques greatly facilitates the design and testing of engineering systems. It also saves a significant amount of time, effort, and expense in the product development process, while minimizing the possibility of design flaws. Here is the first book to provide a practical, in-depth look at modeling and analysis methods, with a central focus on the interests and concerns of engineers and applied scientists. The book discusses various methods in a comprehensive manner, and uses an array of illustrations, graphs, and numeric tables to illuminate the material. More than 200 worked out examples-drawn from engineering and related applied science disciplines-are also included. In all, this book puts the very potent tools of the "dimensional method" within reach of its readers.

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Mathematical Preliminaries by Pal Rozsa
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Formats and Classification
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Dimensional Systems
37
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About the author (1998)

Thomas Szirtes is a professional engineer who devotes his career to consulting, writing, and teaching. He is a former Senior Staff Engineer at SPAR Aerospace, Ltd. in Toronto, and was one of the project engineers of the Shuttle Robotic Manipulator Arm (CANADARM) project, for which he received NASA's Achievement Award. Dr. Szirtes has published over 60 scientific and engineering papers, as well as a college text on mathematical logic. He taught at the Technical University of Budapest, McGill University, and Loyola College in Montreal, and was a founding editor of the SPAR Journal of Engineering and Technology.

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