For Further Reading

Further Reading


  1. W. Bolton. Mechanical Science. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1993. This book is interesting if you want to read about beams and structures - tension and compression.
  2. G. Boothroyd and C. Poli. Applied Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics. Marcel Decker, Inc., New York, 1980. Some interesting mechanical ideas, good illustrations.
  3. Douglas C. Greenwood. Mechanical Details for Product Design. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964. How to take a product from the drawing table to the real world.
  4. Delton T. Horn. Basic Electronics Theory with Projects and Experiments. TAB, New York, fourth edition, 1994. A more comprehensive discussion of electronic theory. There is someinteresting stuff in here, from basic electrical components to how CD players work.
  5. Christopher Lorenz. The Design Dimension. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1990. This book was an interesting treatment of industrial design and its effect on the marketplace.
  6. David Macaulay. The Way Things Work. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1988. Patrick loves this book. Everything you could imagine is in here. He especially liked the amusing drawings (some of which would make a good beer bike theme) and stories, especially "On the Gift that Kept on Giving".
  7. Forrest M. Mims, III. Getting Started in Electronics. Radio Shack, U.S.A., 1992. An excellent introduction to electronics. Mims keeps the discussion focused on the very basics, and never gets too complex for the beginner.
  8. John F. Wakerly. Digital Design: Principles and Practices. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, second edition, 1994. This book is a good introduction to digital design, but is lacking insome areas, such as the internal structure of gates. This book is currently used as the textbook for ELEC 326.
  9. Donald F. Young, William F. Riley, Kenneth G. McConnell, and Thomas R. Rogge. Essentials of Mechanics: A Unified First Course. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, 1974.