August 28, 2007

Book Review - Mechanical Engineers' Handbook

This four volume reference set addresses major thematic areas in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineers' Handbook
Myer Kutz
TJ 151 .M395 2006 v.1-4

In this set, one volume is dedicated to each of the following four themes: Materials and Mechanical Design, Energy and Power, Manufacturing and Management, and Instrumentation, Systems, Controls, and Mems. Within these major themes, individual chapters treat individual topics through article-length chapters written by experts. For example, the Manufacturing portion contains chapters on Production Planning, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, and Coatings and Surface Engineering, as well as many others. Throughout the set, citations to other materials are integrated sporatically. All of the volumes are thoroughly indexed. This set is not designed to be read from start to finish, but instead is intended to be used for the overviews of individual topics that it collects together.