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An Introduction to Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design Paperback – Feb 7 2008

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An Introduction to Graphical Communication in Engineering. Sketching. Visualization. Working in a Team Environment. Creativity and the Design Process. Solid Modeling.

About the Author

Dennis K. Lieu is professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was formerly the associate dean of student affairs. He also received his B.S., M.S., and D.Eng. in mechanical engineering from U.C. Berkeley. After working for six years as a design engineer in industry, he returned to his alma mater to join its faculty. Professor Lieu has taught engineering graphics for over 25 years and has been a member of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for 23 years. His research interests are in the design of electro-mechanical machines and the design of sports equipment, and he is the author or co-author of numerous articles on engineering graphics education. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a recipient of the University of California Distinguished Teaching Award and the Orthogonal Medal awarded by North Carolina State University, for his contributions to engineering graphics education.

Sheryl A. Sorby is a professor of engineering education at The Ohio State University. She previously served as associate dean for academic programs and department chair of engineering fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. Professor Sorby received the Sharon Keillor award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), recognizing outstanding women engineering faculty. She was also the recipient of the Betty Vetter research award through the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN), for her work in improving the success of women engineering students through the development of a spatial skills course. She has received the Engineering Design Graphics Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award from ASEE as well, and she serves the organization as associate editor of advances in engineering education.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
just an fyi Aug. 4 2011
By matt - Published on
Format: Paperback
Please be aware that this version (An Introduction to...) only includes the first 6 chapters of the full book by the same name. Unless you are a complete newb to drafting/engineering drawings, then the first 5 chapters are not so useful. Ch 6 begins solid modeling and is where the book really starts.
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Don't bother Aug. 10 2012
By Kendal - Published on
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The author is very good and has good graphics and illustrations, but the introduction book is basically worthless. Don't waist your time with just the introduction. Just get the whole book, because it also has the same exact chapters as this one. I had to buy both books, because this one didn't have anything important, so i felt really jipped. I think it is the publishers fault for this trying to cheat people out of more money, but the author did a really good job, if you get the real book.
Good overall introduction to design workflow process Oct. 3 2012
By C. Okonkwo - Published on
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This book is a good introduction to the design workflow process. The author did well to simplify what goes into the general ambiguous design process. Will serve as basic guide to both engineers and project personnel.