Few questions about engineering?

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In summary, mechanical engineers do not only deal with classical mechanics, as they also apply theories from other branches of physics depending on their specific field. However, it is not common for them to work with concepts from elementary particle physics. Instead, they typically utilize principles such as heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and machine theory in their designs. Being a broad field, the specific physics used by mechanical engineers can vary greatly depending on their area of focus.
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1. Do mechanical engineers only deal with classical mechanics?

2. Is it "relatively" easier to get a faculty position in engineering?
 
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No and no.
 
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hmm, so do they apply theories of elementry particle physics or other modern physics?
 
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l-1j-cho said:
hmm, so do they apply theories of elementry particle physics or other modern physics?

Like the other guy said it's a broad field so the question becomes very vague. Different types of mechanical engineers apply different types of physics, depending on what they are designing. Mechanical engineers that design HVAC systems apply heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Mechanical engineers that design car engines apply machine theory and material properties.
 
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No, unless you're apart of a team that is building a particle accelerator but they usually have physicists for those concepts. Mechanical engineers also deal with heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics etc.
 

Related to Few questions about engineering?

1. What is engineering?

Engineering is the application of scientific, mathematical, and practical knowledge to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that solve problems and improve our lives.

2. What are the different types of engineering?

There are many different types of engineering, including mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering. Each type focuses on specific areas and applications.

3. What skills are needed to become an engineer?

Engineers need a strong foundation in math and science, as well as problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills. They also need to be detail-oriented, creative, and able to work well in teams.

4. What is the importance of engineering in society?

Engineering plays a crucial role in society by providing solutions to challenges and improving our quality of life. It has led to advancements in technology, medicine, transportation, and infrastructure, among many other areas.

5. How can I become an engineer?

To become an engineer, you will need a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field. Some positions may also require a master's degree or professional licensure. It is also important to gain hands-on experience through internships or co-op programs.

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