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Engineering books

Engineering books

Engineering books

      Im hoping someone can help me, Im looking for some good mechanical, metal working and overall engineering principles books, there are lots out there. just want to learn more and hopefully use this info to better our products.


Tom britton     

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Thank you for your response does anyone know of a book for theory of Mechanisms.

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go to old book store and find you some leather back book written about 1917-1930. these book are wrote on a eight grade level so easy to understand to build your knowelge

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brownbagg - don't agree, suggest you try looking at Schlighting's Boundary Layer Theory or similar to realise why your post is off the mark. Many 'historical' volumes are far from easy to understand or 8th grade level for that matter.

regards, HM

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Gotta agree with Hamish, brownbagg couldn't be more wrong if he was trying. Some of the very best reference books I own date back to the 30's, 40's and 50's.

We have fancier tools and equipment today, but the guys who worked with the old stuff had to understand things on a much deeper level than we do today because modern tools and equipment incorporate so much intelligence. The authors of many modern books don't have anything close to the level of understanding of the authors of 50 years ago, and it is very clear when you read the books.

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lol. I would not go near anything designed at an 8th grade level.
"Hey Johnny! What do you think if I put this pop bottle bomb at the bottom of the bridge....." smile


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Both points of view on old books are true. Some were very sophisticated and some were much better than modern books at clearly explaining the basic concepts. I think that mechanics books were far more pictorial and the math more basic. But I suspect that the reason the old books seem better is the same reason that old movies seem better in general than modern ones - only the good ones were preserved.

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