Engineering Designis intended as a text for senior capstone courses as well as junior and sophomore engineering design courses. The text integrates the best concepts and methods presented in other design textbooks, while providing additional topics such as human factors, materials and manufacturing processes. Using a "just-in-time" philosophy of learning, topics are presented in a timely, orderly fashion, progressively building engineering design methods and terminology. Key terms are defined, emphasized, and distinguished to highlight important subtleties. Exercises at the end of each chapter reinforce the knowledge and methods presented. In addition, self-quiz exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Key Features of the Book The best design methods and practices, as well as key terminology, are presented in a consistent, clear, and orderly manner. This is the first major text to include a glossary of design and manufacturing terms. Includes a chapter on human factors and their relationship to engineering design. Concepts, tabular data, and illustrations provide students and faculty with the necessary tools for preparing preliminary product designs that incorporate human abilities and limitations. A chapter on manufacturing processes and their feature generating capabilities introduces readers to manufacturing processes from a product development perspective. The chapter will be especially useful for those institutions that do not have a separate manufacturing processes course in their curriculum. A chapter on selecting materials for design introduces readers to appropriate material properties and selection methods, and their influence on the design of a product. Significant emphasis is placed on how to formulate a design problem. Readers will learn methods and concepts that will enable them to determine customer and company requirements in qualitative and quantitative terms. The House of Quality is also presented and integrated as an effective contribution to the "design process." A variety of product design examples are used throughout the text to highlight similarities, differences, and subtleties of design concepts and methodology.Eggert, Rudolph J. is the author of 'Engineering Design', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131433588 and ISBN 013143358X.