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Dictionary of Engineering (Second Edition) Paperback – January 27, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0071410502 ISBN-10: 0071410503 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 642 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 edition (January 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071410503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071410502
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #746,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, [roman] this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you’re a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of the various branches of engineering or gain an understanding of their key ideas and concepts.

Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering, Second Edition:
* Has been extensively revised, with 17,500 entries encompassing the language of engineering
* Includes synonyms, acronyms, and abbreviations
* Provides pronunciations for all terms
* Covers such topics as building construction, chemical engineering, civil engineering, control systems, design engineering, engineering acoustics, industrial engineering, information technology and computing, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, telecommunications, and thermodynamics
* Includes an appendix containing tables of useful data and information
* Is based on the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms – for more than a quarter-of-a-century THE standard international reference

Carefully reviewed for clarity, completeness, and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering, Second Edition, offers a standard of excellence unmatched by any similar publication.

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Compiled by The Editorial Staff of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (New York City), one of the most skilled, experienced, and innovative teams in the field of scientific publishing.

Customer Reviews

This will go up on the shelf, but I'll be surprised if gets used much.
HU
I bought this book to take with me for the PE exam, there were a few words on the exam that I was not familiar with, none of them were in this dictionary.
B. Schinker
It may be good for other diciplines, but do not buy it for the Civil part of the Professional Engineer test!
Chef Mickey

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Lin McGahan on November 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book for specific use on the PE Exam (an engineering dictionary is recommended) and was dismayed that NONE of the terms I looked up during the 8-hour test was in this book. The book is heavy into electronic/electrical terms and probably covers the mechanical arena as well, but for civil engineering terms, environmental processes, anything to do with hydrology or water resources, this book is a loser. I do not recommend it unless you are taking the electrical or mechanical PE exam, or just wish to have a general reference handy in your office.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
Not very helpful. Way too generic and focused on mechanical/electrical engineering. Being a civil engineer I don't find it very useful.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James D. Peck on April 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
I found the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering to be a valuable resource when taking the Chemical Engineering PE Exam (Principles & Practice of Engineering). Having this resource with me on Exam Day enabled me to bag several of the 80 questions that I probably would have missed otherwise.
The publication lists a lot of acromyms, many of which don't appear as such in the index of Perry's Handbook, or in the indices of any of my textbooks.
Even if you decide it's not much good for anything else, it's still worth the purchase price just to have it with you on Test Day.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David Harvey on May 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
Other web sites may praise this reference as a must for the PE exam, but I did not find any words in this book that would have helped me on the exam. ...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Johnathan Limb on December 29, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is terrible for civil engineering terms. I, too, bought this book to use on the PE exam and couldn't find a single term I needed in it. And over the past 5 years it has been on my shelf as reference guide, I still have yet to find a term defined in it for civil engineering. Really disappointing since I have some great textbooks published by McGraw-Hill on Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chef Mickey on November 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
I purchased this dictionary to take the PE Civil Test. It is the worst reference I have ever purchased. None of the terms I was looking for were in it. It may be good for other diciplines, but do not buy it for the Civil part of the Professional Engineer test!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kent H. Kisselman on May 14, 2007
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I purchased this book so I could use it on the Professional Engineering exam. This book did not provide the relevant definitions I was hoping it would have. I would reccomend looking for a different book.
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