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4. Mechanics of Materials (with CD-ROM
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20. Systems Engineering Principles

1. Operations Management and Student CD-ROM, Seventh Edition
by Jay Heizer, Barry Render
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Asin: 0131406388
Catlog: Book (2003-02-21)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 44505
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A well-done text w/ plenty of support
I'll make two separate sets of comments - one for professors and one for students.

Students first... There is a well-done website that accompanies the book, which includes outlines, sample tests & quizzes, and related study materials. The text is about average in terms of readability in comparison to other texts on the subject, and there are plenty of real-world examples to illustrate OM concepts (OM texts, as a general rule, don't read well). You may be able to get by with a previous edition if the textbook contents are your priority, but be advised, however, that the seventh edition contains some new and revised material, a few chapters have been re-arranged, and there are some different end-of-chapter exercises and cases.

For professors... You are probably already aware that OM can be challenging for the professor as well as the student, esp. with respect to where to aim the course - to the managers and generalists, or to the technicians & quantitatively-oriented. Heizer and Render have enough material to support either approach. The text is accompanied with ample instructor resources, including a CD and a website with slideshows, notes, outlines, and various other pedagogical tools. The testbank is easy to use, but should be supplemented with some quantitative short problems (if a quantitative approach is important to you).
Heizer and Render have also done a fair job of keeping the material up-to-date, which has resulted, after seven editions, in a pretty decent product. For me, the instructor resources and the comprehensiveness of the content (adequate support for either a managerial or quantitative approach) make Heizer and Render a good choice by comparison to other OM texts. ... Read more

2. Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language (Pennwell Nontechnical Series)
by William L. Leffler
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Asin: 0878147764
Catlog: Book (2000-02-01)
Publisher: Pennwell Books
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The FIRST book you want to read about Petroleum Refining!
If you're new to the "nontechnical" sector of Petroleum Refining this should be your first stop for industry knowledge! Leffler's captivating writing style will lead you naturally from the beginning to the end of the refining process, thoroughly and concisely explaining all of the important and essential points along the way. It's definately a MUST READ!

David Morris, SPHR.........Director Human Resources

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for basics, sometimes too simple
This is a very good publication for anybody who wants to understand the basics of refining without too much chemistry or engineering details. Easy to understand, but sometime I would wish for a deeper discussion of the issues and problems. It is a MUST for nontechnical staff in refineries (eg. finance) and it gives enough background for good discussion with engineers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for basics, sometimes oversimplifying
This is a very good publication for anybody who wants to understand the basics of refining without too much chemistry or engineering details. Easy to understand, but sometime I would wish for a deeper discussion of the processes. It is a MUST for nontechnical staff in refineries (eg. finance) and it gives enough background for good discussion with engineers. ... Read more

3. FE Review Manual: Rapid Preparation for the General Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
by Michael R. Lindeburg
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Asin: 1888577533
Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
Publisher: Professional Publications, Inc.
Sales Rank: 4472
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars THE Book!
I never imagined I could clear the EIT Exam after studying for just 10 days while working full time. Only book I used was FE Review Manual and I did it! I am surprised myself.... On the contrary I wouldn't advice anyone to start so late, give yourself a month to prepare fairly well. The book is excellent and covers everything and in detail. The exercises are harder in the book than in the actual exam which prepares you well for the exam. Personally, A MUST book for anyone planning on the taking the exam.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only FE Prep book you need...
Having been out of school for over ten years at the time I registered for the FE exam, I knew I needed a Preparation Manual that would help me "re-learn" all of those long forgotten formulas and methods. My current lifestyle also dictated that my study be done quickly and with a minimun investment of my personal time (while still ensuring that I pass). This manual did it! This was all I needed to take the test. It is highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you want to pass the PE - GET THIS BOOK!
This book was extremely helpful in preparing for the FE. It takes some time to go through all the material, but if you do it is well worth it. I passed the FE on the first try because of this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars a high school graduate could pass with this book
Even though I have an engineering degree. I got my degree back in 1984. So I thought woah this is going to be hard. After studying the book carefully and grasping each theoretical concept and did the examples. Not only did I pass the test. I smoked it. Lets say this book is even made for morons to pass the EIT. I recommend this book to even a high school graduate. This book is worth 5 times its price because it is priceless.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to prepare you for EIT/FE Exam
This is the only book I used to study, and I passed the exam the first try.

- Every topic is clearly outlined - easy to set up your own battle plan
- Diagnostic exam, short references, and practice exams on each topic
- One full-length sample exam

- This is the 3rd Edition but errors still exist. Go to to look for the errata list
- The references on this book are more detailed than the actual references provide for the exam. Don't rely on them to do practice problems.

- Download a copy of FE Supplied-Reference Handbook from (This is the only reference that will be given to you during the exam.) So, get familiarized with the content and use it to do all your problems.
- Purchase the FE/EIT Sample Examinations if you feel you need more practice.
- I found the actual test easier than the practice questions in the book. So do not panic if you don't know how to do some of the questions in this book.
- The raw score for passing the exam is about 120/240. In a perfect world, random guessing all questions will give you 60/240 (or 25%). So if you spend a little bit of time going through this book, you should be fine. Good luck! ... Read more

4. Mechanics of Materials (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
by James M. Gere
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Asin: 0534417930
Catlog: Book (2003-12-15)
Publisher: Thomson-Engineering
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Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
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Now featuring the problem-solving CD-ROM, StressAlyzer, the Sixth Edition of this book continues its tradition as the leading text in Mechanics of Materials. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics are the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course so instructors have the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Mechanics of Materials, 4th ed.
I am a civil engineering student who just finished a course in stregth of materials with this text. I found the book fairly easy to follow with good example problems. My main complaint is that the authors consistantly referred to diagrams and figures that were on different pages, causing the reader to flip back and forth. Sometimes the figures were 5 or 6 pages back. This interrupted the continuity of the text, making it more difficult to read. Otherwise, I feel the book is excellent. (If you care, I got an A- in the course. Take this however you want to)

3-0 out of 5 stars Beams, Beams, and more Beams
I know that this is considered THE mechanics of materials textbook. And paging through it, you can see that the text and figures are very well done, with every effort made to make the material clearly accessible. So in this respect, the book shines. My main objection with this text is its content. Every imaginable method of beam analysis is presented, and the tendency is to treat every stress problem as some sort of beam. Thus if you're a civil engineer designing beams, you'll probably like this book. But if you are a mechanical engineer, responsible for designing mating parts with complex geometries, you'll be sorrily disappointed. Mechanical parts in the real world are not prismatic beams, perfect cylinders, and other utopian forms. They have threads, fillets, holes and other discontinuities that produce stress concentrations -- stress concentrations that have devastating effects in fatigue if not properly accounted for. I know that some will say "Hey, if you want fatigue analysis, get a Machine Design text". But come on, let's be realistic. Many undergrad students will never go on to take such a course, and the fact that well over 90% of real world failures are fatigue failures necessitates that more than 10 pages out of 900 be dedicated to this subject. Also, there is little if any coverage on 3-dimensional stress, plate and shell theory, plasticity, tensors, and a ton of other stuff that is not overly complex, but is used everywhere in the real world. I don't care how "elementary" the book claims to be. If it's over 900 pages, it should cover these important topics. Maybe someday we'll have more practicing engineers writing textbooks -- textbooks that treat real life problems, rather than fictional, academic idealizations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great introductory text for strength of materials
I was surprised at how clear and thorough this book was. I read almost the entire book (left out just a number of sections), and if you're like me and need to know the proofs for the engineering models, then this is great. It explained derivations, equation limitations, and problem-solving methods in a very satisfying way - I can honestly say that, because of this book, I have a better appreciation for how engineering methods are developed. Assuming you've studied differential equations and statics, then this book will be just right for you.

All the problems have solutions in the back, which was very helpful. However, occasionally I ran into problems that I needed detailed solutions to, so you might need to see your professor about those. Also, I have a strong feeling that maybe 3-4 problems out of the ~100 that I did had wrong or oversimplified solutions- but I could be wrong, or I used different approximation methods. So not counting that tiny minority of aggravating problems, this book is both pleasantly informative and challenging, and it made me continue to like engineering, unlike some other books/classes I've used/taken.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mechanics of Materials
I bought this book as a supplement to my old school text because an engineer can never have enough good resouces in the working world. I chose it after much research as it was well recommended as THE BOOK to have. I have found it to be an excellent reference book. Most all the homework problems have answers in the back as a check. The publishing and editing qualities are excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Job and Service
Thank you for the book and getting it to me asap. ... Read more

5. Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production
by Norman J. Hyne, Norm J. Ph.D. Hyne, Norman J. Ph.d Hyne
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-15)
Publisher: Pennwell Books
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview for people new to the field
It is exactly what the title says. If you're new to the field, this book provides an excellent, fairly detailed description of both onshore and offshore upstream operations.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to the oil business
If you're interested in learning about the dynamics of the oil industry and you know absolutely nothing about it, this is the book for you. Norman Hyne describes industry jargon with dictionary-like simplicity and guides you through the basics of oil drilling, where oil is located and why, how to read seismographs, and many other things. The book has photos and drawings throughout the book that help you understand what is being described and put things into the concrete.

This book seems to be written as a classroom textbook, but I read it cover-to-cover. ... Read more

6. Engineering Economy
by William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, James Luxhoj
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Asin: 0130673382
Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars A practical guide for the manager
I first used this book as a student-I found it useful then, today I insist that all managers reporting to me review, and use, the concepts and techniques provided by the authors.

The book is useful, in that concepts are well explained, the examples are relevant, but most important for me is that it provides managers who have little or no experience in determining project costs with a handy means (including formulae and worked examples) of doing so.

I have tried to get copies of the most recent edition, the popularity seems to be such that the book is sold out. I most readily recommend this to anyone who needs to justify capital expenditure, who needs to do project costing, and who has to prepare proposals for submission to the boss (or the board of directors)in order to obtain funds for capital expansion, refurbishment or simply equipment upgrades. ... Read more

7. Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (7th Edition)
by Ronald E. Walpole, Raymond H. Myers, Sharon L. Myers, Keying Ye, Keying Yee
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Asin: 0130415294
Catlog: Book (2002-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 96209
Average Customer Review: 1.86 out of 5 stars
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This classic book provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference that is motivated by interesting, relevant applications. It assumes readers have a background in calculus, and offers a unique balance of theory and methodology.Chapter topics cover an introduction to statistics and data analysis, probability, random variables and probability distributions, mathematical expectation, some discrete probability distributions, some continuous probability distributions, functions of random variables, fundamental sampling distributions and data descriptions, one- and two-sample estimation problems, one- and two-sample tests of hypotheses, simple linear regression and correlation, multiple linear regression and certain nonlinear regression models, one factor experiments: general, factorial experiments (two or more factors), 2k factorial experiments and fractions, nonparametric statistics, and statistical quality control.For individuals trying to apply statistical concepts to real-life, and analyze and interpret data. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for those who know what they're doing
I really enjoy using this as a reference book when I need to look something up about inference. Everything in the book is highlighted well and gives clear and concise answer. If you're a straight A student in Math, there should be nothing confusing about this text.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worked a lot better for me than the others
I thought this was a pretty good text for an introduction to statistics with a modicum of calculus (I used the 5th edition). I am a biologist and had taken statistics without calculus (VERY cookbook approach the first time through) so maybe knowing where the math was eventually taking me was the difference. I am very (brutally) applied in my interest in statistics (use it daily to model fish populations, estimate critter abundance, etc.) so I could see where I would not agree with the mathematician who said it killed the beauty of the subject (although I am not gifted enough in math to see the beauty of statistics; I honestly would like to be). Also I did cover the text in two classes (1st up through calculating a confidence interval, 2nd on the general linear model) so that may have made a difference as well - if the others were forced to march through all of the material in the book in 18 weeks. I notice that a lot of the reviewers are computer scientists (ones in my class hated the subject matter - I was not sure why it was a required course for them anyway) or mathematicians. Anyone else out there from the natural or physical sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, geology) that had experience with this book? Finally - I don't recall the plethora of errata that the others refer to - although I had previously heard this complaint about earlier editions of this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy Hayter instead
Not worth the paper it's printed on or the ink used to print...poor trees! =(

2-0 out of 5 stars This is not a great book...
I am a math major currently taking probability in my last year of college in NYC. I don't like this book!! The examples in the chapters make sense... but many of the exercises at the end of each section are not fair (hehe)... you need to make a lot of conclusions and jumps about what you read in the chapter that I am not able to make on my own. If the chapters were more in-depth or more detailed, then things would be different. But I feel like the chapters give examples that are much too simple compared to the exercises you are asked to do on your own. For instance, in the second chapter there is a section on permutations and combinations and all that good stuff... it was all good... but then when I got to the exercises at the end of the section, I found that there was no way I could have answered many of them without any previous knowledge on the subject (of which I had none.) There is no way that I could ever use this book to teach myself... you really need a good teacher or someone who understands the topic to help you (a lot!) if this is your first try at probability. I am a straight A student in math, so I feel that my beliefs on this book are pretty credible... and it seems that I am in good company!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars This is a difficult book from which to teach yourself
I'm a second year computer science student taking a course on probability, and this is the book we are using. Why, I don't know, because it's not a very good book. I'm not a note-taker, and have a difficult time paying attention in math classes, so I usually teach myself from the book. With a 3.6 GPA, I'd say it usually works. Not so with this book.

This book lacks sufficient examples and the definitions and explanations of theorems are confusing. To its credit, it has odd answers in the back, but that's standard for math books. However, it lacks any answers to the review exercises at the end of each chapter, making the review exercises nearly worthless. ... Read more

8. Technical Drawing (12th Edition)
by Frederick E. Giesecke, Alva Mitchell, Henry C. Spencer, Ivan Leroy Hill, John T. Dygdon, James E. Novak, Ivan L. Hill
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Catlog: Book (2002-08-15)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This book's practical, well illustrated, step-by-step explanations of procedures have successfully trained users for 60 years, and continue to appeal to today's visually oriented users.This book offers the best coverage of basic graphics principles and an unmatched set of fully machinable working drawings.For professions that utilize the skills of engineering graphics/technical drawing and drafting/technical sketching. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best sources available
This book is loaded with technical information for the dratsman and designer. A must have for anyone who is in the mechanical technology field.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best text books ever written...
This text was the basic drafting manual that I used during my technical education; its use did not end with school, however, since I refer to it frequently in my occupation. It tells everything that needs to be explained and described in the general drawing problems that might be encountered in industrial practice. It contains excellent descriptions and illustrations for: Drawing Threads, Fasteners & Springs Geometric Constructions Clear, Concise instructions in using Drafting Instruments, (before the time of Computer Aided Drafting & Desing, in any case). An Excellent overview of the Industrial Design & Development Process, (which I wish my supervisors would read). Sectional Drawing. This book is to drafting what Machinery's Handbook, of the Industrial Press, is to the metal working industries. There are a variety of Drafting Textbooks available, but none are incrementally better, let alone drasticaly better. ... Read more

9. Technical Communication
by Mary M. Lay, Billie J. Wahlstrom, CarolynRude, CindySelfe, JackSelzer
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Asin: 0256220581
Catlog: Book (1999-11-17)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Technical Communication represents the works of five highly respected authors, all writing in their areas of expertise. Scientific examples and assignments within a social context are used for a realistic view of communication issues. This is the only text to extensively address argument, including reasoning, credibility, persuasion, decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking. The topic of audience is also addressed more thoroughly than in any other text. The book covers the traditional parts of the technical communication course but has been updated greatly to respond to the demands that the computer places on communicating. ... Read more

10. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
by ErwinKreyszig
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Catlog: Book (1998-10-09)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 3.73 out of 5 stars
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A revision of the market leader, Kreyszig is known for its comprehensive coverage, careful and correct mathematics, outstanding exercises, helpful worked examples, and self-contained subject-matter parts for maximum teaching flexibility. The new edition provides invitations - not requirements - to use technology, as well as new conceptual problems, and new projects that focus on writing and working in teams. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars To Many Nice Figures and So Little Explanation.
When I started using this textbook for a graduate level engineering mathematics I thought I would "see the light" and had finally come across an author that would help me understand advanced mathematics and its application to real-world problems. Needless to say I was let down. Kreysig offers no explanation for many new and complex concepts and often leaves out helpful background (theory/proofs) necessary to have a full undestanding and skill level necessary to apply the concepts. A case in point is his handling of the Legendre Transforms/Polynomials and Sturm-Liouville Theory. Did I mention that I think it is a bad idea to cover matrices and linear algebra in differnt chapters of the book

When I took ODE/PDE in undergraduate we used the text, Advanced Engineering mathematics by O'neil and at the time I thought this book was difficult and confusing. Althought it was not filled with color figures and graphs it contained many proofs and theorems to explain the concepts. I'm starting to use this book as a reference for those concepts that aren't covered thoroughly enough by Kreysig and now appreciate the O'Neil book more and more everyday.

It is not unusual for those who failed to pass (or understand) their courses to look for cheap scapegoats. Some have blamed their lecturers, and some have blamed their textbooks. But I am not swayed!
Thus, despite all the negative rantings some reviewers have labelled against this "Advanced Engineering Mathematics", I will advise you to see for yourself. This book is superb! Erwin Kreyszig should be honoured with a twenty-one gun salute, for compiling this outstanding compendium.
The way this book dissected Numerical Methods, Differential Equation, and Vector Calculus, will rouse envy in many academic circles. The same applies to its unsurpassed analyses of Oscillation Matrices, Quantum Symmetries, and Linear Algebra. I wonder why all those condemnations! In fact, I will advise those complainants to go back to primary school.
As its name depicts, this text is an advanced book, and not an introductory one. Still, its author took the necessary pains in tabling an uncomplicated presentation. I will, with great pleasure, recommend it to any Engineering or Science student who needs an advanced mathematics textbook.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Guide
This book does provide students, who have taken a first course in differential equations, a good look at Fourier Analysis, Boundary Value Problems, and partial differential equations; however, you might wish to obtain a working knowledge of linear algebra before using this book for the before-mentioned reasons - the chapters dealing with linear algebra (six and seven) are awesome for review, but horrible for the beginning student.
Other than that, the book is a good resource when it comes to the review chapters on ordinary differential equations, multivariable calculus, probability, etc...
This is a recommended book for the engineer who likes to review math on those boring summer days...

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Book
Kreyszig obviously knows what he is talking about, but lacks showing it. It is hard to beleive that Mathematics book so thick has examples that miss complex steps, simply because these steps are deemed 'elementry' by Kreyszig's mathematic standards. The examples are workable, but they only take a few hours of analysing and calculating the multiple lines of mathematics he Kreyszig didn't feel like entering

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I'm Civilian Engineering and I should admit I love this book. My thesis advisor owns one and I've used it several times. This is not a book for Mathematics, it's for engineers; you'll find whatever you're looking for, but don't expect a whole theory about topics, just the essentials of them. You can find topics from Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and so on.

I recomend this book to engineers as a consult book, you'll find quick answer to your problems. For students is a must-have which will help you really a lot. ... Read more

11. System Engineering Management
by Benjamin S.Blanchard
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Asin: 0471291765
Catlog: Book (2003-08-08)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 241773
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Comprehensive revision of more than 300f the content of the previous 2nd Edition
Increased coverage in the areas of system engineering processes, outsourcing, risk-analysis, globalization, and the application of new technologies in system development
Additional case studies have been added reflecting real-world successes
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5-0 out of 5 stars Key to successful integration projects & CMMI
This book is aimed at the system engineer who is involved in product design and engineering or involved in government contracting and must produce system engineering management plans (SEMPs). It is also applicable to organizations who have or are planning to use the capability maturity model (CMM) to improve their effectiveness. For the intended audience this book is both comprehensive and complete. There are eight chapters, each followed by case studies, questions and problems, and six appendices.

It starts with a foundation of the basics, such as definitions, system engineering life cycle, analysis and concurrent engineering. It then builds upon this foundation by addressing all of the elements of a well-managed system engineering program: integrated product and process development, TQM, configuration management, support and logistics. Each element is discussed in detail and placed into the context of a total system engineering environment.

The chapter on system design requirements is particularly complete and covers every facet of this discipline, including reliability, maintainability, safety, software, etc. There is a lot of good material here, which is reinforced by the next chapter that covers design tools and methods. The design process is concluded by a chapter on design review and evaluation, which is a foundation of good quality practices as well as a well-written SEMP.

The real heart of the book starts in chapter 6, which covers SE program planing. It covers program requirements, the SEMP itself and provides a statement of work. It then provides a complete work breakdown structure for implementing system engineering functions and tasks. This chapter provides a risk management plan that is well thought out and serves as an excellent template. It also addresses the CMM for systems engineering. Much of this material has been superseded by the Software Engineering Institute's CMMI that now covers system engineering, software engineering and integrated product and process development. This is not a problem because the book's coverage of the CMM-SE is consistent with the material in the CMMI.

The final two chapters, addressing system engineering organization and supplier/sub contractor management are to the point and contains a lot of valuable information.

Had the author provided this book in soft copy on an accompanying diskette or CD ROM it would be a best seller on the Beltway because of the time it would save in developing a company-wide system engineering procedure manual.

Consulting companies and IT departments would also greatly benefit from this book because of the structured approach it provides for planning and managing system integration. Unlike their cousins in the government contracting and CMM domains, they generally approach system engineering and integration in a loose fashion that too often results in cost and schedule overruns, or project cancellation. By following the approach outlined in this book consulting companies and IT departments would find that technical, cost and schedule risks would be identified early and controlled, and that the design, integration and implementation of complex systems would enjoy a higher rate of success. This is especially true when multiple vendors are involved in an integration project - the material in chapters 1 (integrated process teams) and 8 (subcontractor management) provides a foundation for managing cross-functional teams. Therefore, I strongly recommend this book for engagement and project managers, and program management offices run by consulting companies and/or IT departments. ... Read more

12. Fundamentals of Engineering Design, Second Edition
by Barry Hyman
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Asin: 013046712X
Catlog: Book (2002-11-25)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 398661
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This book provides extensive coverage of fundamental engineering design topics, embedded in a real-world context, while avoiding discipline-specific specialty topics.Fundamentals of Engineering Design includes extensive coverage of the steps taken when formulating design problems, global optimization, and the role of the Internet in Mechanical Engineering. A useful reference for professionals in Mechanical Engineering. ... Read more

13. Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations (2nd Edition)
by Jakki J Mohr, Sanjit Sengupta, Stanley Slater
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Catlog: Book (2004-06-30)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Providing a thorough overview of the issues high-tech marketers must address, this book provides a balance between conceptual discussions and examples; small and big business; products and services; and consumer and business-to-business marketing contexts.This book offers a cutting-edge treatment of research and practice related to the marketing of technology and innovations, supported with a plethora of examples and applications. A resource for managers in high-tech firms, training programs in high-tech firms, and technology incubators. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book
It has a very good approach about how to plan a marketing strategy in high tech enviroments.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well balanced book
What impressed me the most about this book is the right balance of theoretical discussions and practical examples. The idea of including "views from the trenches" is just way too good. This book helped me conceptualize all the experiences that I have gathered in the past five years in the high-tech industry. This is an excellent read for people who are exclusively focused on marketing (product marketing / product management, etc) or for people who are in other functions, but want to understand the basics of high-tech marketing

5-0 out of 5 stars The best text on the marketing of high technology
Mohr's text is a good overview of industry practice, mixed with theory on marketing and the diffusion of innovations. This text is a huge step forward for the discipline. As I see the field of electronic marketing evolving, I think we will see material about the Internet moving into mainstream marketing courses. What will remain in the specialized electronic marketing course is the intersection of marketing with the cutting edge of technology. Mohr's text makes me feel much better prepared for this evolution. ... Read more

14. Design for Six Sigma in Technology and Product Development
by C. M. Creveling, J. L. Slutsky, D. Antis, Clyde M. Creveling, Jeffrey Lee Slutsky
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Asin: 0130092231
Catlog: Book (2002-10-25)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
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15. Biological Performance of Materials: Fundamentals of Biocompatibility
by Jonathan Black
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Asin: 0824771060
Catlog: Book (1999-07-15)
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
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16. Engineering Statistics
by Douglas C.Montgomery, George C.Runger, Norma FarisHubele
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Asin: 0471448540
Catlog: Book (2003-07-11)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 328634
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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* Concise and complete coverage of probability.
* Thorough coverage of regression modeling, design of engineering experiments, and statistical process control.
* Wide range of problem levels.
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5-0 out of 5 stars helpful
This book helped me to solve many types of engineering problems which require an appreciation of variability and some understanding of how to use both descriptive and analytical tools in dealing with variability.

2-0 out of 5 stars Full of errors. There are better books.
This book is a terrible statistics book. It is full of inconsistancies and mistakes. Believe me there are much better books out there. ... Read more

17. Modern Systems Analysis and Design (3rd Edition)
by Jeffrey A. Hoffer, Joey George, Joseph Valacich
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Asin: 0130339903
Catlog: Book (2001-06-19)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars not cheap, but worth-to-buy book.
I just finished a system analysis & design course with this text book. A through-semester project was also done. Actually, I had a chance to compare severals book on System Analysis & Design. My bottom line for this book is that this book is the one currently most worth to buy. Its throughful and easy-to-understand explanation for each SDLC step, how it's applied in real business situation and all possible tools for each step, such as CASE, JAD, DFDs, E-R diagrams (Flankly, i think ER diagrams of this book need more improvement..) and so on. All are really good to catch out clear concept to understand 'what is the system analysis & design' and 'how it works'. If you want to buy a book delivering clear concepts of system analysis and design and how it works in real business situation. I recommend this book. But, If you want very specific, in-dept or new-kids-on-the-block kind of topics for System analysis & design, I don't recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Core Fundamentals Explained in Depth
Jeffrey Hoffer put together a strong book with his co-authors. I have not only used this text in the class room, but have had Hoffer as a professor. Let me be the first to say that this man knows his stuff.

Beyond that, this book was amazing, it has covered anything in the systems analysis and design stages that I have seen and used in the real world.

Unfortunatly his focus during codeing programs, is on CASE rather than modelers (Which is becomming a stronger trend in more innovative, fast-paced markets).

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
This is a good book as these things go. It's not an easy read, for reasons I'm not all that sure why, but it's chock full of decent stuff. The chapters on logical & physical database design in particular make a hard slog out of what many already know intuitively.

There's the wiff of big IS departments about this book - an environment which has largely had its day. Real systems development just doesn't work as methodically or logically as presented here. I was, however, impressed with how the author would admit real-world reasons for why the presented theories don't always happen.

Its biggest problem is its size. A condensed version could take the most salient points and be half the size of this tome, and the rest could be put in another add-on book. It would be much easier to read physically, and probably seem less intimidating.

The index is pretty ordinary. If they ever do a 4th edition, this is one area that needs work. Terms like "Physical Context Diagram", "intelligent key" are dropped in the text, but not indexed. Actually, "intelligent key' is never even explained.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Surprise
I was just reading some of the other reviews and was surprised to discover this text is also used for Master's level classes. I'm pursuing my BSIS through distance learning, and this book was used for a recent class. Although I sometimes struggle with reading texts because they are not as exciting as the nearest fiction book, this was surprisingly easy to make it through. I didn't get lost in long paragraphs and obscure explanations. It gets a great big thumbs up from me!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent college text book
As an adjunct professor of systems and database design, I use Hoffer's text in my master's level courses. It covers a huge breadth of topics in sufficient detail to give students a basic understanding, even if we completely skip the large numbers of case histories. I'm particularly pleased with its illustrations and the manner in which it handles the zillions of disparate diagramming methods available for system design. I'm happy enough with it as a classroom text that I use it as a reference for my day-job as a computer consultant. Strongly reccomended. ... Read more

18. Engineer-In-Training Reference Manual
by Michael R. Lindeburg
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Asin: 0912045566
Catlog: Book (1992-11-01)
Publisher: Professional Publications, Inc.
Sales Rank: 63810
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pass EIT AM with single Book
I had passes NY state exam using that book.very good book to read and for passing the EIT AM easily. cover alot on all topics. Read it throughly twice.its going to help you alot.

5-0 out of 5 stars A manual worth having now and later
I consider this manual a very good source of help not only for the FE/EIT exam, but also for future engineering related tasks. I would definitely recommend this manual to anyone interested in the field of math and science.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gets the Job Done
This book is extremely useful, as the FE exam is based on rapid recall of fundimentals, not in depth knowledge or detailed problem solving. It is very well rounded and is designed to help you brush up on areas where you are weak. As a Chem E. it was necessary to learn the basics of circuit design, statics, etc. and this is the book to do it. The book is laid out in simialr order to the NCEES reference manual, so no surprises on exam day. Remeber, you only have to PASS, you don't need to ace the exam, so the book's few weaknesses won't hinder you from passing.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good All-Round Reference
This book is great for civil engineering students, even if you are not going to take the FE exam for a while. It is a simple yet thorough reference that will probably replace a lot of your old textbooks once you are finished with your classes. The only problem is that the answers/solutions to the exercise problems seem to be published in some supplementary text to be purchased separately. At least you will be able to sell back some of your old textbooks to help pay for it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Reference
Not a bad book. Some explanations are too short and will leave you looking through countless other books, and thus wasting time. It's not perfect, but it's a decent start. ... Read more

19. Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
by Anthony J. Hayter
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Asin: 0534386695
Catlog: Book (2001-12-05)
Publisher: Duxbury Press
Sales Rank: 262677
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The new edition of Anthony Hayter's book addresses the many challenges professors face in Engineering Statistics. Debate over teaching this course has centered on which topics to emphasize and how to do so (e.g., balancing data analysis with probability and use of the computer with the understanding of formulas). While Hayter's book assumes students have some quantitative ability, it provides a primarily applied rather than theoretical approach.Hayter has carefully constructed his book to allow for maximum customization. The material has been divided into four sections based on probability (Chapters 1 - 5), basic statistics (Chapters 6 - 10), advanced statistical methodologies (Chapters 11 - 14), and additional topics (Chapters 15 - 17). The Preface offers suggested paths that can be taken, based on topic preference. This is ideal for departments where different methods of teaching coexist. This flexible approach is also employed with regard to the use of computer tools. Because the book is not tied to a particular software package, instructors may choose to use the program that best suits their needs. However, the book does provide substantial computer output (using MINITAB and other programs) to give students the necessary practice in interpreting computer output. "Computer Note" sections offer tips for using various software packages to perform analysis of the data sets, which can be downloaded from the web site.Through the use of extensive examples and data sets, the book illustrates the importance of statistical data collection and analysis for students in the fields of aerospace, biochemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and textile engineering, as well as students in physics, chemistry, computing, biology, management, and mathematics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Possibly the Best!
I used Walpole's piece of $hit book for my Prob/Stat for Engineer's class at UC San Diego...this book saved me and provided me with the means to get a good grade and actually learn the material.

5-0 out of 5 stars too bad the title limits its audience
I teach statistics and research methods to political science and public administration/policy students, and I've found this book to be the best comprehensive text on introductory statistics. It beats all statistics texts I've seen written for the social sciences. It's too bad the title of this text and its examples limit its audience, because social science classes could use its clear explanations of the methods.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I had this book in school when studying probabiity and statistics. Anthony Haytor is a Ga Tech professor in Industrial Engineering, and I think that his book is a great choice for students and for those who studied statistics and now need to revisit some subjects. Having graduated a few years ago, I recently purchased this new edition for reference.

3-0 out of 5 stars Another good probability and statistics book
A good thing about this books is the examples. He uses the same data sets to demonstrate how several statistics techniques can be applied to those data sets. ... Read more

20. Systems Engineering Principles and Practice
by AlexanderKossiakoff, William N.Sweet
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Asin: 0471234435
Catlog: Book (2002-11-15)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 32364
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This classroom-tested approach is based on a successful course at Johns Hopkins University, originally developed to serve the needs of Westinghouse Co.
* Provides an excellent entry-level approach to understanding how to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency in industry and business.
* Each chapter will be accompanied by a set of problems to aid understanding.
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