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Mechanical engineering From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Engineering Portal Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design , manufacturing , and maintenance of mechanical systems . It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics , kinematics , thermodynamics and energy . Mechanical engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of automobiles , aircraft , , watercraft , manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more. Mechanical engineers design and build engines and power plants ... ...structures and vehicles of all sizes. .. and moving mechanisms , machines , and robots .
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Contents [ hide ] 1 Development 2 Education 2.1 Coursework 2.2 License 3 Salaries and workforce statistics 4 Tools and work 5 Subdisciplines 5.1 Mechanics 5.2 Kinematics 5.3 Mechatronics and robotics 5.4 Structural analysis 5.5 Thermodynamics and thermo-science 5.6 Drafting 5.7 Specialized subdisciplines 6 Frontiers of research 6.1 Mechatronics 6.2 Nanotechnology 7 See also 7.1 Associations 7.2 Wikibooks 8 References 9 Further reading [ edit ] Development Mechanical engineering could be found in many ancient and medieval societies throughout the globe. In ancient Greece , the works of Archimedes (287 BC-212 BC), and Heron of Alexandria (10-70 AD) deeply influenced mechanics in the Western tradition. In ancient China , there were also many notable figures, such as Zhang Heng (78-139 AD) and Ma Jun (200-265 AD). The medieval Chinese horologist and engineer Su Song (1020-1101 AD) incorporated an escapement mechanism into his astronomical clock tower
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two centuries before any escapement could be found in clocks of medieval Europe, as well as the world's first known endless power-transmitting chain drive . During the early 19th century in Britain mechanical engineering developed as a separate field to provide manufacturing machines and the engines to power them. The first British professional society of civil engineers was formed in 1818; that for mechanical engineers followed in 1847. In the United States , the first mechanical engineering professional society was formed in 1880, making it the third oldest type of engineering behind civil (1852) and mining & metallurgical (1871). The first schools in the United States to offer an engineering education were the United States Military Academy in 1817, an institution now known as Norwich University in 1819, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1825. An engineering education is based on a strong foundation in mathematics and science; this is followed by courses emphasizing the application of this knowledge to a specific field and studies in the social sciences and humanities to give the engineer a broader education. [ edit
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course COMS 101 taught by Professor Twisselman during the Winter '08 term at Cal Poly.

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