Metric Units in Engineering: Going SI
American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 334 pages
Metric Units in Engineering provides guidance for practicing engineers, students, and educators who are adopting and using the International System of Units in their engineering work. Wandmacher and Johnson examine how to use SI units to solve standard engineering problems. Chapters reflect a combination of views on engineering practice in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
This revised edition of a classic work includes a bibliography of the resources on the metric system and a new appendix on the history and progress of metrication since the 1960 adoption of SI units by the General Conference on Weights and Measures. Numerous worked examples on dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanisms, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, among other topics, are provided throughout the text. Metric Units in Engineering is an essential guide for understanding the implications of metric conversion in the everyday work of practicing engineers. It is also an excellent instructional book, ideal for independent study or classroom use.