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Recommend beginner engineering books

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Hi
I am a first year engineering student
I want to start by learning general engineering
So I want books recommendation
I want to understand the engineering behind the following
Referegration
Fans
Car and automobiles
Computers
Civil works
Buildings
Planes
Space craft
Kitchen tools
Televisions
Nearly all engineered systems
I want books for beginners easy to read
 

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russ_watters
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Hi
I am a first year engineering student
I want to start by learning general engineering
So I want books recommendation
I want to understand the engineering behind the following
Referegration
Fans
Car and automobiles
Computers
Civil works
Buildings
Planes
Space craft
Kitchen tools
Televisions
Nearly all engineered systems
I want books for beginners easy to read
I don't understand - do you mean you are in a college engineering program? Mechanicalnical engineering? If so, your textbooks are the books you need.
 
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berkeman
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Hi
I am a first year engineering student
I want to start by learning general engineering
So I want books recommendation
I want to understand the engineering behind the following
Referegration
Fans
Car and automobiles
Computers
Civil works
Buildings
Planes
Space craft
Kitchen tools
Televisions
Nearly all engineered systems
I want books for beginners easy to read
You have several other threads asking about similar subjects, but maybe this will help...

When I was young, my dad bought a 2-volume book set that had a title something like "The Way Things Work". It was basically a condensed encyclopedia (a page or two per subject), with the emphasis on how different things were put together and how they worked.

There are a number of such books now, and also the website www.howstuffworks.com (but it is pretty obnoxious with all of its ads and the way they spread subjects over several pages that you have to click through). Maybe look in your university library for such books, to see if they can help you learn quickly about many different subjects that you are interested in. Best of luck! :smile:

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