Technology Systems presents an exciting view of technology and technological systems. It explores how technology is designed and how it is used to create products and structures through manufacturing and construction systems, convey information and ideas through communication systems, move people and cargo using transportation systems, and apply energy to meet human needs. The impacts of technology from personal and societal views are also covered. -- Introduces thc problem solving and design process, with special emphasis on the testing, evaluating, and communicating of design solutions. -- Technology: How It Works sections explain how technology is used to solve a specific problem or provide insight into specialized applications of the technology for each chapter. -- Includes information on virtual reality and the Information Superhighway. -- Chapters include Objectives, Summary, Key Words, and Questions.
The latest edition of Technology will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as Tomorrows Technology Today, Technology Explained, Connections to Technology, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book has a broadened scope, with information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy. - Publisher.
Manufacturing and Automation Technology provides thorough coverage of manufacturing as it relates to the Standards for Technological Literacy. This text covers both manufacturing processes and management technology. Students apply the text content to create a real-world enterprise in which they determine the management, create the products, and prepare the financial reports. Also included are new green manufacturing links that feature green processes and techniques applied in manufacturing.
The materials, processes and management techniques of industry are covered thoroughly in this new edition of Manufacturing Systems. The text discusses the basic elements of the manufacturing enterprise as a system, or managed body of activities. Making use of extensive illustration and colorful graphic design, this 2000 copyright will provide students with a thorough understanding of how the manufacturing enterprise is formed and how it functions. The complementary roles of management and labor are covered in detail. The text consists of 30 chapters arranged in seven sections:
Understanding Technology is designed for middle school introductory technology education courses. The text explains technology, what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. Text content centers around the four basic industrial technology systems of manufacturing, construction, communication, and transportation. It introduces students to important topics such as resources, design, production systems, and biorelated systems. This text not only provides students with a basic knowledge of technology, it will help them develop problem-solving abilities, assess and apply technology, and develop communication skills.
The 2000 edition of Exploring Manufacturing introduces manufacturing as a technological system that converts materials into products. After covering materials and their properties, the text presents a variety of manufacturing techniques. Information on the organization and operation of manufacturing enterprises is also explored.