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Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Technology: A Problem Solving Approach (3rd edition)

Field, Harry L., Solie, John 
Springer  2007  



Softcover  394 pp  ISBN 9780387369136      £57.00
Thi book is an invaluable text for agriculture students at the introductory level. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganized to meet the current units and standards of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). It aims to:
  • Familiarize students with a wide range of applications of engineering principles to agriculture
  • Discuss a selection of independent but related topics
  • Advance students problem solving abilities

Each chapter lists education objects, introductory material, and example problems where appropriate. In addition problems using ISO (metric) units, are now included.

Contents

  • Problem Solving.
  • Significant Figures and Standard Form
  • Common Units of Measure
  • Simple Machines
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Power Trains
  • Tractors and Power Units
  • Machinery Calibration
  • Equipment Efficiency and Capacity
  • Economics of Agricultural Machinery
  • Sound and Noise
  • Measuring Distance
  • Angles and Areas
  • Land Description
  • Differential and Profile Leveling
  • Weather
  • Water Runoff
  • Erosion and Erosion Control
  • Irrigation
  • Handling, Moisture Management, and Storage of Biological Products
  • Animal Waste Management
  • Insulation and Heat Flow
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
  • Selection of Structural Members
  • Principles of Electricity
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Sizing Conductors
  • Electric Motors
  • Appendices
  • Index.
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