- 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.
- G. Boothroyd and C. Poli.
Applied Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics.
Marcel Decker, Inc., New York, 1980. Some interesting mechanical ideas,
- 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.
- 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.
- Christopher Lorenz. The
Design Dimension. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1990. This
book was an interesting treatment of industrial design and its effect
on the marketplace.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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
- 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.