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BEST Engineering Books That You Need

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Engineering books.

1. Practical Electronics for Inventors (2016)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedA Fully Updated, No Nonsense Guide to ElectronicsAdvance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step by step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy to follow book features new instruction on programmable logic,…
Author(s): Paul Scherz, Simon Monk

2. Engineers’ Practical Databook: A Technical Reference Guide for Students and Professionals (2018)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedThis databook is an essential handbook for every engineering student or professional.Engineers’ Practical Databook provides a concise and useful source of up-to-date essential formula, charts, and data for the student or practising engineer, technologist, applied mathematician or undergraduate scientist. Unlike almost all other engineering handbooks out there, this one doesn’t package itself as a heavy, expensive or cumbersome textbook, and doesn’t contain any preamble or lengthy chapters of ‘filler’ material. You will find value cover-to-cover with all the essential formula, charts, and materials data….
Author(s): Jay Smith

3. Engineering Student Survival Guide (BEST Series) (2004)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedThe third edition of this wildly successful text provides information and strategies for engineering students to get the most out of their college education. From freshman orientation to senior year and beyond, this book covers topics pertinent and unique to all engineering students. McGraw-Hill’s BEST (Basic Engineering Series and Tools) consists of modularized textbooks covering virtually every topic and specialty likely to be presented in an introductory engineering course. All texts in the BEST series boast distinguished authorship, the most up-to-date content, and a uniform…
Author(s): Krista Donaldson

4. Cost Analysis and Estimating for Engineering and Management (2003)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedThis popular book supplies readers with the latest principles and techniques for the evaluation of engineering design. The emphasis is on analysis and estimating. Included in this new edition is a chapter that introduces principles that deal with bringing inventions to the marketplace. It analyzes labor, material, accounting, and forecasting; then the theme of estimating is developed, with a study of methods, operations, and products. A versatile and extremely usable book, it’s the perfect resource for engineers, managers, and entrepreneurs….
Author(s): Phillip F. Ostwald, McLaren Ph.D., Timothy S.

5. Powerplant Technology (2002)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedThis text is designed for courses in powerplant technology, powerplant engineering, and energy conversion offered in departments of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. It is also suitable as a supplement to courses in energy analysis offered in mechanical or nuclear engineering departments or energy analysis programs. It covers fossil, nuclear and renewable-energy powerplants with equal emphasis, giving students a complete and detailed understanding of the entire spectrum of power generation systems….
Author(s): M. M. El-Wakil

6. Basic Machines and How They Work (1971)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedThis revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur,…
Author(s): Naval Education And Training Program

7. Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking (2018)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedSocial Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past. The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything…
Author(s): Christopher Hadnagy

8. Mechanical Response of Engineering Materials (2010)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedBook by RICHARD QUEENEY, SEGALL ALBERT E…

9. Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering: A Comprehensive Guide (2006)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedThe third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the ‘special functions’ of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration,…
Author(s): K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, et al.


 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedISBN: 9781260092684 is an International Student Edition of Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach 9th Edition by Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles This ISBN 9781260092684 is Textbook only. It will not come with online access code. Online Access code (should only be purchased when required by an instructor ) sold separately at ISBN 9781260048353 The content of of this title on all formats are the same. Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples, so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in…
Author(s): Michael Boles, Yunus Cengel

11. Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering (2015)

 BEST Engineering Books That You NeedNote: This is a standalone book and does not include Access Card/Code.Now in dynamic full color, ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS: AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING, 5e helps readers develop the strong problem-solving skills and solid foundation in fundamental principles they will need to become analytical, detail-oriented, and creative engineers. The book opens with an overview of what engineers do, an inside glimpse of the various areas of specialization, and a straightforward look at what it takes to succeed. The book then covers the basic physical concepts…
Author(s): Saeed Moaveni

Best Engineering Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some engineering books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Seismic Engineering

Author(s): Giresini, Linda; Taddei, Francesca
ID: 2422998, Publisher: MDPI AG, Year: March 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Basic Studies in the Field of High-Temperature Engineering.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2148278, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: June 2002, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Engineering Economy

Author(s): William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling
ID: 1390113, Publisher: Pearson Education, Year: c2015, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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