Graphics for Engineers with AutoCAD 2002

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Computers - 585 pages
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Make it Easy Much effort has been devoted to the creation of illustrations separated into multiple steps to present the concepts as clearly and simply as possible. A second color is applied as a functional means of emphasizing sequential steps, key points, and explanations. Explanatory information and text is closely associated with the steps of each example. Many three-dimensional pictorials that will aid the student in visualizing the example at hand have been drawn, modified, and refined. Photographs of actual industrial parts and products have been merged with explanatory examples of principles being covered. The author has personally developed and drawn the illustrations in this book. Only after years of classroom experience and trial-and-error testing is it possible to present principles of graphics in a format that enables the student and teacher to cover more content with fewer learning obstacles. The two-color, step-by-step format of presentation with conveniently located text has been classroom-tested to validate its effectiveness over a number of years. We believe the results justify this added effort and expense. Streamlined The content in all chapters has been compressed, but no material essential to the adequate coverage of a topic has been eliminated. Chapters on descriptive geometry, civil engineering applications, and vector graphics have been eliminated to save over 100 pages. Many new problems and illustrations have been added, and most of the existing figures have been edited and improved to make them more effective. No space in this book has been wasted. A Book to Keep Some material in this book may not be formally covered in the course for which it was adopted due to time limitations or variations in emphasis by different instructors. These briefly covered topics may be the ones that will be needed in later courses or in practice. Therefore, this book should be retained as a permanent reference by the engineer, technologist, or technician. A

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James H. Earle is a recognized authority in the field of engineering graphics. He received the bachelor of architecture and Ph.D. degrees in education from Texas A&M, where he has taught engineering design graphics since 1957. His books have introduced the concepts and techniques of engineering graphics to over half a million students.

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