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What Every Engineer Should Know


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What every engineer should know amounts to a bewildering array of knowledge, as engineering intersects with all fields of modern enterprise. This series of concise, easy-to-understand volumes provides engineers with a compact set of primers on practical subjects such as patents, contracts, software, business communication, management science, and risk analysis, as well as more specific topics like embedded systems design. The books in this series address important problems encountered in the line of daily practice—problems concerning new technology, business, law, and related technical fields.

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Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition

Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Phillip A. Laplante
August 10, 2018

Engineers, scientists, and professionals of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, and guides. While many have had an English language or writing course, it is less likely that they have had instruction in the special requirements of technical writing. Filling this void...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel

What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel

2nd Edition

J. P. Holman, Blake K. Holman
October 09, 2017

Understanding the powerful computational and graphics capabilities of Microsoft Excel is an enormous benefit to engineers and technical professionals in almost any field and at all levels of experience. What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel is a practical guide to unlocking the features and...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Modeling and Simulation

What Every Engineer Should Know About Modeling and Simulation

1st Edition

Raymond J. Madachy, Daniel Houston
August 25, 2017

This practical book presents fundamental concepts and issues in computer modeling and simulation (M&S) in a simple and practical way for engineers, scientists, and managers who wish to apply simulation successfully to their real-world problems. It offers a concise approach to the coverage of...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

What Every Engineer Should Know About Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

1st Edition

Joanna F. DeFranco
October 18, 2013

Most organizations place a high priority on keeping data secure, but not every organization invests in training its engineers or employees in understanding the security risks involved when using or developing technology. Designed for the non-security professional, What Every Engineer Should Know...

Green Entrepreneur Handbook: The Guide to Building and Growing a Green and Clean Business

Green Entrepreneur Handbook: The Guide to Building and Growing a Green and Clean Business

1st Edition

Eric Koester
November 01, 2010

Written by a practicing business attorney with startup experience in the environmental and technology sectors, Green Entrepreneur Handbook: The Guide to Building and Growing a Green and Clean Business assists entrepreneurs in tackling the wide variety of opportunities to go green. It helps you...

What Every Engineer Should Know about MATLAB® and Simulink®

What Every Engineer Should Know about MATLAB® and Simulink®

1st Edition

Adrian B. Biran
July 20, 2010

MATLAB® can be used to execute many mathematical and engineering calculations, as well as a handheld computer can—if not better. Moreover, like many other computer languages, it can perform tasks that a handheld computer cannot. Compared to other computer languages, MATLAB provides many built-in...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture

What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture

1st Edition

Eric Koester
January 06, 2009

Written by an experienced business lawyer in the technology, scientific and engineering community, this publication is for the engineer with an innovative high-tech idea or concept who needs those crucial business insights and strategies to move that idea forward. It offers key analysis on how to...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Career Management

What Every Engineer Should Know About Career Management

1st Edition

Mike Ficco
June 30, 2008

Thanks to their education, experience, and general philosophical orientation, many engineers fail to notice critical issues in the workplace that can directly impact their career advancement and day-to-day job satisfaction. This text focuses on career management, and the accompanying importance of...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Business Communication

What Every Engineer Should Know About Business Communication

1st Edition

John X. Wang
May 15, 2008

Engineers must possess a range of business communication skills that enable them to effectively communicate the purpose and relevance of their idea, process, or technical design. This unique business communication text is packed with practical advice that will improve your ability to— Market...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Developing Real-Time Embedded Products

What Every Engineer Should Know About Developing Real-Time Embedded Products

1st Edition

Kim R. Fowler
October 24, 2007

You can find them in your wristwatch or MP3 player; they perform specific functions in washing machines, traffic lights, and even pacemakers. Embedded systems are pervasive, ubiquitous, and widespread throughout our daily lives. Developing these real-time embedded products requires an understanding...

What Every Engineer Should Know about Software Engineering

What Every Engineer Should Know about Software Engineering

1st Edition

Philip A. Laplante
April 25, 2007

Do you…Use a computer to perform analysis or simulations in your daily work?Write short scripts or record macros to perform repetitive tasks?Need to integrate off-the-shelf software into your systems or require multiple applications to work together?Find yourself spending too much time working the...

What Every Engineer Should Know About Risk Engineering and Management

What Every Engineer Should Know About Risk Engineering and Management

1st Edition

John X. Wang, Marvin L. Roush
February 15, 2000

"Explains how to assess and handle technical risk, schedule risk, and cost risk efficiently and effectively--enabling engineering professionals to anticipate failures regardless of system complexity--highlighting opportunities to turn failure into success."...

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