The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering provides a compendium of more than
18,000 terms that are central to the various branches of engineering and related
fields of science. The coverage in this Second Edition is focused on building
construction, chemical engineering, civil engineering, control systems, design
engineering, electricity and electronics, engineering acoustics, industrial engi-
neering, mechanics and mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and
thermodynamics.Many new entries have been added since the previous edition
with others revised as necessary.