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Understanding the Basic concepts of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Nov 2, 2015 #1
    Hi And Assalamualaikum
    i am a mechanical Final Year student i have almost completed All the subjects, but my basic concepts are very weak, can anyone help me suggesting few books or handouts that are easy in understanding the basic concepts of Mechanical Engineering. my course books are very tough to understand
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  3. Nov 2, 2015 #2
    As a chemical engineering major, I can recommend you books for the thermal-fluid sciences part of mechanical engineering, which is the area where I think ChemE and MechE overlap the most. All the books in the Çengel series are great, especially for understanding the most fundamental concepts.

    Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach by Çengel and Boles
    Heat and Mass Transfer, Fundamentals and Applications by Çengel and Ghajar
    Fluid Mechanics, Fundamentals and Applications by Çengel and Cimbala
  4. Nov 2, 2015 #3
    Yes that is true. i am currently reading cengal Heat transfer and its really a good book, incropera HMT too is a nice book and its detailed too :)
    And Math subjects, Calculus differential Linear algebra Numerical Analysis?
    I am currently reading Thomas Finney For calculus and Kreyszig for differential equations and both of them are quite good
  5. Nov 2, 2015 #4
    I have never read Finney for calculus but, in my opinion, The Calculus 7 by Leithold is the definitive calculus textbook. I have read Kreyszig's Advanced Engineering Mathematics which covers ordinary and partial differential equations, vector calculus, linear algebra and some other advanced stuff such as Fourier analysis and complex analysis, however, this book is not the most adequate for first time learning. For DEs, I like A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications by Zill. For numerical analysis, I like Numerical Methods for Engineers by Chapra and Canale.
  6. Nov 3, 2015 #5
    Thanks alot Sir
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